Green Bay Packers (4-1) 24, Detroit Lions (3-2) 23
Monday October 16th 1972 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Scott Hunter fired a 15-yard touchdown pass to Leland Glass with 1:54 left on the clock and Chester Marcol booted the conversion, giving Green Bay a 24-23 vicory over the Detroit Lions on a Monday night, putting the Packers in sole possession of first place in the NFC Central Division. Green Bay had fallen behind 23-17 with 9:35 left, mounting their winning drive following a booming 51-yard field goal by Errol Mann of Detroit. The Packers, now 4-1, consumed 7:28 to move 84 yards in 14 plays for the final score, with Glass catching Hunter's touchdown aerial in the left corner of the end zone behind defender Rudy Redmond. The Packers had trailed 17-7 at the half, before Mann and Marcol traded field goals of 45 and 43 yards respectively in the third quarter. The game was turned around when CB Ken Ellis gathered in a 46-yard punt by Detroit's Herman Weaver and zipped 80 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown. Detroit had jumped to a quick lead in the nationally televised game, scoring two first half touchdowns after capitalizing on Packer errors. MacArthur Lane finished with 89 yards rushing, and John Brockington had 41, but Detroit's Altie Taylor topped everyone with 90. Hunter connected on 11 of 18 passes for 149 yards. The game was fairly even with the Packers totaling 265 yards to 229 for Detroit.
GREEN BAY -  0  7 10  7 - 24
DETROIT   -  7 10  3  3 - 23
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   16            18
Rush-yards-TDs          35-125-1      36-146-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-18-149-1-1  9-19-105-0-2
Sacked-yards                 1-9          3-22
Net pass yards               140            83
Total yards                  265           229
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           1-0
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             4-26          2-21
SCORING
1st - DET - Greg Landry, 2-yard run (Errol Mann kick) DETROIT 7-0
2nd - DET - Mann, 12-yard field goal DETROIT 10-0
2nd - DET - Altie Taylor, 1-yard run (Mann kick) DETROIT 17-0
2nd - GB - Hunter, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) DETROIT 17-7
3rd - DET - Mann, 45-yard field goal DETROIT 20-7
3rd - GB - Marcol, 34-yard field goal DETROIT 20-10
3rd - GB - Ellis, 80-yard punt return (Marcol kick) DETROIT 20-17
4th - DET - Mann, 51-yard field goal DETROIT 23-17
4th - GB - Glass, 15-yard pass from Hunter (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 24-23
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 21-89, John Brockington 11-41, Scott Hunter 3-(-5) 1 TD
DETROIT - Altie Taylor 20-90 1 TD, Greg Landry 6-31 1 TD, Steve Owens 10-25
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 18-11-149 1 TD 1 INT
DETROIT - Greg Landry 19-9-105 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 4-41, John Brockington 3-23, MacArthur Lane 2-49, Carroll Dale 1-21, Leland Glass 1-15 1 TD
DETROIT - Ron Jessie 3-51, Altie Taylor 3-25, Craig Cotton 2-24, Steve Owens 1-5
Highlights from the Packers-Lions game (October 16th)