Green Bay Packers (8-4) 33, Detroit Lions (7-5) 7
Sunday December 3rd 1972 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Ken Ellis intercepted two passes to set up a pair of touchdown runs by John Brockington as the Green Bay Packers beat the hobbling Detroit Lions 33-7 and took sole possession of first place in the NFC Central Division. The Lions lost the ball six times, three on fumbles and three on interceptions, on their first nine possessions. The Packers converted four of the turnovers into scores in boosting their record to 8-4, one game ahead of Detroit with two to play. Detroit never got beyond its 32-yard line in the first half and failed to make a first down until the last play before intermission. Green Bay led 23-0 by that time and stretched it to 30-0 on Brockington's second touchdown barely three minutes into the second half. Lion quarterback Greg Landry completed five of eight passes with three interceptions before Bill Munson replaced him with 4 1/2 minutes left in the third quarter. The Packers controlled the ball for all but three scrimmage plays in the first quarter and jumped to a 9-0 lead on field goals of 24, 42 and 26 yards by Chester Marcol.
DETROIT   -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY -  9 14  7  3 - 33
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                    6            19
Rush-yards-TDs           11-27-0      55-233-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-22-173-1-3   8-15-90-0-0
Sacked-yards                1-11          2-14
Net pass yards               162            76
Total yards                  189           309
Fumbles-lost                 4-3           2-1
Turnovers                      6             1
Penalties-yards             2-20          6-50
SCORING
1st - GB - Marcol, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB - Marcol, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
1st - GB - Marcol, 26-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-0
2nd - GB - Brockington, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 16-0
2nd - GB - Hunter, 9-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 23-0
3rd - GB - Brockington, 8-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 30-0
4th - GB - Marcol, 36-yard field goal GREEN BAY 33-0
4th - DET - Ron Jessie, 29-yard pass from Bill Munson (Errol Mann kick) GREEN BAY 33-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 25-86 2 TD, Perry Williams 11-57, MacArthur Lane 11-48, Dave Kopay 5-30, Scott Hunter 2-12 1 TD, Jerry Tagge 1-0
DETROIT - Altie Taylor 4-12, Mickey Zofko 1-7, Mel Farr 5-6, Greg Landry 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 13-6-67, Jerry Tagge 2-2-23
DETROIT - Greg Landry 11-5-68 3 INT, Bill Munson 10-6-105 1 TD, Ron Jessie 1-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 2-12, Dave Kopay 2-10, MacArthur Lane 1-23, Pete Lammons 1-19, Carroll Dale 1-16, Jon Staggers 1-10
DETROIT - Ron Jessie 2-33 1 TD, Altie Taylor 2-21, Mickey Zofko 2-14, Mel Farr 2-9, Larry Walton 1-47, Earl McCullouch 1-29, Charlie Sanders 1-20