Green Bay Packers (1-0-1) 13, Detroit Lions (0-1-1) 13 (Tie)
Sunday September 23rd 1973 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - A 24-yard field goal by Chester Marcol with 19 seconds to play gave the Green Bay Packers a 13-13 tie with the Detroit Lions, who had just taken the lead for the first time in the game. Marcol's field goal, his second of the game, wound up a 56-yard drive by the Packers. QB Jim Del Gaizo came off the bench with 1:53 left to direct the attack and completed three of eight passes before the drive stalled, forcing the Packers to settle for a tie. Marcol, who missed two field goal attempts from 32 and 36 yards, put the first points on the score board with a 30-yarder just 41 seconds into the second period. The Lions tied it at 3-3 about six minutes later when Errol Mann booted a 15-yard field goal. The score came after the Packers' running back John Brockington fumbled the ball away and Mike Lucci recovered. It was the only time in the first half that the Lions were in Packer territory. The Packers grabbed a 10-3 lead with 57 seconds left in the half when MacArthur Lane bulled over from the five to cap an 85 yard drive. The Packers outplayed the Lions in the first half, totaling 160 yards to just 53 for the Lions, and had 10 first downs to only one for Detroit. Landry completed 8 of 15 for 91 yards, and threw three interceptions. The Packers, however, were unable to convert any of them into scores. Scott Hunter, who started for the Packers, completed 6 of 12 for 80 yards before being replaced by Del Gaizo. Brockington, who fumbled twice, was the leading rusher with 118 yards in 22 carries. Altie Taylor led Detroit with 59 yards on 22 carries.
DETROIT   -  0  3  0 10 - 13
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0  3 - 13
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            17
Rush-yards-TDs          37-110-1      40-176-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   8-15-91-0-3  9-20-143-0-0
Sacked-yards                 1-9          4-42
Net pass yards                82           101
Total yards                  192           277
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           3-2
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             4-37          5-45
SCORING
2nd - GB - Marcol, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DET - Errol Mann, 15-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - DET - Lane, 5-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
4th - DET - Mann, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-6
4th - DET - Altie Taylor, 3-yard run (Mann kick) DETROIT 13-10
4th - GB - Marcol, 24-yard field goal TIED 13-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 22-118, MacArthur Lane 16-53 1 TD, Scott Hunter 1-6, Don Highsmith 1-(-1)
DETROIT - Altie Taylor 22-59 1 TD, Steve Owens 10-27, Greg Landry 5-24
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 12-6-80, Jim Del Gaizo 8-3-63
DETROIT - Greg Landry 15-8-91 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Barry Smith 4-72, Jon Staggers 2-38, MacArthur Lane 2-23, Rich McGeorge 1-10
DETROIT - Altie Taylor 3-38, Ron Jessie 3-34, Charlie Sanders 1-10, Steve Owens 1-9