Green Bay Packers (5-3) 34, San Francisco 49ers (3-4-1) 24
Sunday November 5th 1972 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - John Brockington ran for 133 yards and scored three touchdowns as the Packers held off Steve Spurrier's second half comeback effort and beat the 49ers, 34-24, to retain a share of the lead in the NFC Central Division. Brockington, who had his best day of the year, scored on runs of 30 and 14 yards and caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from Scott Hunter. Green Bay's only other touchdown came with 23 seconds to play when Ken Ellis intercepted a Spurrier pass and returned it 28 yards. Chester Marcol had the other points on field goals of 40 and 35 yards. Spurrier teamed with Gene Washington to rally the 49ers from a 24-7 deficit midway through the third quarter to just three points down, 27-24, midway through the fourth quarter. He hit Washington with touchdown passes of 62 and 34 yards and for the day, completed 19 of 37 passes for 315 yards, suffering only one interception - the one by Ellis. Green Bay scored first on Hunter's pass to Brockington and the 49ers tied it late in the first quarter on Vic Washington's 2-yard run. Brockington's 30-yard scamper with 2.27 left in the second quarter gave Green Bay a 14-7 halftime lead and the Packers raised it to 21-7 on the first series of the third quarter when Brockington's 14-yard run climaxed a 77-yard drive.
SAN FRANCISCO -  7  0  3 14 - 24
GREEN BAY     -  7  7 10 10 - 34
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            13
Rush-yards-TDs           19-21-1      41-197-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-37-315-2-1  6-16-151-1-0
Sacked-yards                 1-9          1-10
Net pass yards               306           141
Total yards                  327           338
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-0
Turnovers                      3             0
Penalties-yards             8-45          8-51
SCORING
1st - GB - Brockington, 48-yard pass from Hunter (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - SF - Vic Washington, 2-yard run (Mike Gossett kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Brockington, 30-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - GB - Brockington, 14-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - GB - Marcol, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-7
3rd - SF - Gossett, 50-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-10
4th - SF - Gene Washington, 62-yd pass from Steve Spurrier (Gossett kick) GREEN BAY 24-17
4th - GB - Marcol, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-17
4th - SF - G.Washington, 34-yard pass from Spurrier (Gossett kick) GREEN BAY 27-24
4th - GB - Ellis, 35-yard interception return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 34-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 24-133 2 TD, MacArthur Lane 16-64, Scott Hunter 1-0
SAN FRANCISCO - Vic Washington 11-13 1 TD, Ken Willard 3-5, Larry Schreiber 2-3, Steve Spurrier 2-1, Jimmy Thomas 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 16-6-151 1 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - Steve Spurrier 37-19-315 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 3-63, John Brockington 1-48 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 1-22, Leland Glass 1-18
SAN FRANCISCO - Gene Washington 6-164 2 TD, Jimmy Thomas 5-37, Ted Kwalick 3-37, Vic Washington 2-24, Preston Riley 1-28, Ken Willard 1-13, Larry Schreiber 1-12