Green Bay Packers (6-3) 23, Chicago Bears (3-5-1) 17
Sunday November 12th 1972 (at Chicago)
(CHICAGO) - Green Bay scored two quick touchdowns in the first quarter, one of them stemming from an 89-yard kickoff return by Ike Thomas, and Chester Marcol booted three field goals as the Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 23-17. The Packers did not throw a pass in the first half and gained only 59 yards but led 17-7 in route to boosting their frontrunning Central Division record to 6-3. The Bears, who could put only two sustained drives together, dropped deeper into last place at 3-5-1. Marcol's three field goals set a Packer record for 20 in a season.
GREEN BAY - 14  3  3  3 - 23
CHICAGO   -  7  0  3  7 - 17
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                    8            19
Rush-yards-TDs          34-123-2      40-179-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   4-10-47-0-2 11-24-139-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-7          4-22
Net pass yards                40           117
Total yards                  163           296
Fumbles-lost                 2-0           4-2
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             7-60          4-30
SCORING
1st - GB - Brockington, 12-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - CHI - Cyril Pinder, 4-yard run (Mac Percival kick) TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Hunter, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Marcol, 51-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - CHI - Percival, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-10
3rd - GB - Marcol, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-10
4th - CHI - Bobby Douglass, 1-yard run (Percival kick) GREEN BAY 20-17
4th - GB - Marcol, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 19-70 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 7-57, Scott Hunter 4-4 1 TD, Jerry Tagge 4-(-8)
CHICAGO - Don Shy 17-76, Bobby Douglass 12-68 1 TD, Jim Harrison 9-20, Cecil Turner 1-11, Cyril Pinder 1-4 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 3-0-0 2 INT, Jerry Tagge 7-4-47
CHICAGO - Bobby Douglass 24-11-139 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 2-20, John Brockington 1-14, Carroll Dale 1-13
CHICAGO - Earl Thomas 3-47, Don Shy 3-27, George Farmer 2-51, Jim Seymour 1-13, Bob Wallace 1-9, Jim Harrison 1-(-8)