Green Bay Packers (3-1) 10, Chicago Bears 7
PRE-SEASON - Sunday August 27th 1972 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Packers knew they had a placekicker of unlimited potential last winter when they drafted Chester Marcol in the second round, and today they knew they had a bonus. Marcol doesn't flinch under pressure. Marcol, who kicked a 62 yard field goal and seven others of 50 or more yards at Hillsdale College, connected from 40 yards out with 13 seconds left before 47,222 at County Stadium Sunday night. That, and Scott Hunter's five-yard touchdown pass to John Spilis in the third quarter, lifted the Packers from a 7-0 half-time deficit to a 10-7 victory over the archrival Chicago Bears. The Bears called time out as soon as Marcol marched on the field, apparently hoping to rattle the soccer-style specialist. Green Bay took over on its 32 after a punt with three minutes left. The winning drive began falteringly enough as rookie QB Jerry Tagge threw two incomplete passes, then scrambled for nine yards. Tagge suffered what coach Dan Devine later described as a "severe contusion to the thigh" on the play and was replaced by Hunter. John Brockington, held to just 41 yards in 16 carries for the game, plowed for two yards on fourth down to keep the drive alive.
CHICAGO   -  0  7  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  3 - 10
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                    9            15
Rush-yards                24-124        37-155
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   4-15-53-0-2 11-25-113-1-1
Sacked                       -14           -28
Net passing yards             39            85
Total yards                  163           240
Fumbles lost                   0             1
Turnovers                      2             2
Yards penalized               91            51
SCORING
2nd - CHI - Bobby Douglass, 1-yard run (Mac Percival kick) CHICAGO 7-0
3rd - GB - Spilis, 5-yard pass from Hunter (Marcol kick) TIED 7-7
4th - GB - Marcol, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
​RUSHING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 10-57, Dave Hampton 9-47, John Brockington 16-41, Jerry Tagge 1-9, Perry Williams 1-1
CHICAGO - Don Shy 6-31, Joe Moore 5-23, Cyril Pinder 8-20, Jim Harrison 6-19, Bobby Douglass 4-17 1 TD, Dick Butkus 1-7, Bob Wallace 1-5, Roger Lawson 2-5, Jim Grabowski 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 19-11-113 1 TD 1 INT, Jerry Tagge 6-0-0
CHICAGO - Bobby Douglass 6-2-18 2 INT, Kent Nix 9-2-34
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 4-35, John Spilis 2-12, Leland Glass 2-11, John Brockington 1-25, Len Garrett 1-20, Dave Hampton 1-12
CHICAGO - Roger Lawson 1-27, Jim Seymour 1-10, Joe Moore 1-8, Cyril Pinder 1-7