Houston Oilers 20, Green Bay Packers (2-1) 3
PRE-SEASON - Saturday August 19th 1972 (at Houston)
(HOUSTON) - For those Green Bay Packer fans enlivened and excited by their team's victories in its first two exhibition games, Saturday night's meeting with the Houston Oilers was somber, depressing, and a 20-3 defeat. Dan Pastorini threw two touchdown passes and Mark Moseley added a pair of field goals Saturday night. Pastorini, battling for the starting quarterback job in his second year, made scoring strikes of 48 yards to Alvin Reed and three yards to Ken Burrough. The Oilers scored 10 points before Green Bay ran an offensive play. The Packers did not gain a first down until five minutes into the second quarter when Scott Hunter passed 18 yards to Carroll Dale.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  3  0 -  3
HOUSTON   - 10  0  3  7 - 20
                       GREEN BAY       HOUSTON
First downs                   12            19
Rush-yards                24-120        37-135
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-27-113-0-2 11-24-145-2-0
Sacked                        -8           -18
Net passing yards            105           127
Total yards                  225           262
Fumbles lost                   1             0
Turnovers                      3             0
Yards penalized               25            53
SCORING
1st - HOU - Mark Moseley, 12-yard field goal HOUSTON 3-0
1st - HOU - Alvin Reed, 48-yard pass from Dan Pastorini (Moseley kick) HOUSTON 10-0
3rd - GB - Marcol, 18-yard field goal HOUSTON 10-3
3rd - HOU - Moseley, 15-yard field goal HOUSTON 13-3
4th - HOU - Ken Burrough, 3-yard pass from Pastorini (Moseley kick) HOUSTON 20-3
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 11-47, Ken Duncan 1-25, Dave Hampton 6-24, MacArthur Lane 3-11, Dave Bradley 1-9, Perry Williams 1-3, Bob Hudson 1-1
HOUSTON - Al Johnson 8-40, Willie Rodgers 12-39, Paul Magalski 6-20, Dan Pastorini 2-25, Charlie Joiner 2-12, Lewis Jolley 2-9, Robert Holmes 5-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 15-8-68, Frank Patrick 12-5-45 2 INT
HOUSTON - Dan Pastorini 24-11-145 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - John Spilis 2-25, Dave Davis 2-15, Perry Williams 2-13, Sam Dickerson 1-19, Carroll Dale 1-18,  Len Garrett 1-16, Tom Watson 1-8, Bob Hudson 1-5, John Brockington 1-(-2), Dave Hampton 1-(-4)
HOUSTON - Charlie Joiner 5-54, Alvin Reed 2-50 1 TD, Jim Beirne 2-23, Rhett Dawson 1-15, Ken Burrough 1-3 1 TD