Green Bay Packers (2-1-1) 16, New York Giants (1-2-1) 14
Sunday October 7th 1973 (at New Haven, CT)
(NEW HAVEN, CT) - "It's the biggest field goal he ever made," said Green Bay Packers' Coach Dan Devine. But the man who kicked it didn't think it was much to fuss over. "If you can't make this kind you'd better pack your bags and go home," said Chester Marcol after his 32-yard boot cleared the uprights with one second left to play to propel the Packers to a 16-14 win. Twice in the third quarter when the Giant defense stopped the Packers, Marcol kicked field goals for 20 and 11 yards to give Green Bay a 13-7 lead. A 17-yard pass from Giant quarterback Norm Snead to Don Herrmann and a 20-yard run by the Packers' Jon Staggers on a reverse play accounted for the first half scoring. The Giants almost salvaged the game early in the fourth quarter when Bob Grim made a diving catch in the end zone on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Snead. It capped a 73-yard drive and gave New York a 14-13 lead. A field goal that the Giants didn't try for in the second quarter may have cost them the game. With fourth down on the Packer 24 and inches to go for a first down, coach Alex Webster chose to go for the yardage. Johnny Roland took a handoff from Snead and appeared to get the first down, but fumbled. The Giants recovered, but lost yardage on the bobble and the Packers took over.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  6  3 - 16
NY GIANTS -  7  0  0  7 - 14
                       GREEN BAY     NY GIANTS
First downs                   11            13
Rush-yards-TDs          37-125-1       25-57-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   7-11-82-0-2 21-28-181-2-2
Sacked-yards                 2-7           1-7
Net pass yards                75           174
Total yards                  200           231
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           5-2
Turnovers                      2             4
Penalties-yards             4-40          3-20
SCORING
1st - NY - Don Herrman, 17-yard pass from Norm Snead (Pete Gogolak kick) NY GIANTS 7-0
1st - GB - Staggers, 20-yard run (Marcol kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - GB - Marcol, 20-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - GB - Marcol, 11-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-7
4th - NYG - Bob Grim, 10-yard pass from Snead (Gogolak kick) NEW YORK 14-13
4th - GB - Marcol, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 20-71, MacArthur Lane 15-31, Jon Staggers 1-20 1 TD, Jim Del Gaizo 1-3
NY GIANTS - Joe Orduna 14-40, Charlie Evans 10-17, Johnny Roland 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jim Del Gaizo 4-1-(-4) 2 INT, Scott Hunter 7-6-86
NY GIANTS - Norm Snead 28-21-181 2 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 3-43, Jon Staggers 2-32, John Brockington 2-7
NY GIANTS - Bob Tucker 8-95, Joe Orduna 6-44, Charlie Evans 4-10, Bob Grim 2-15 1 TD, Don Herrman 1-17 1 TD