Los Angeles Rams (6-0) 24, Green Bay Packers (2-2-2) 7
Sunday October 21st 1973 (at Los Angeles)
(LOS ANGELES) - The Los Angeles Rams have a new scoring threat as they prepare for next Sunday's battle with the Minnesota Vikings. The threat is DE Fred Dryer. That's right - Fred Dryer. Dryer became the first man in the NFL history to record two safeties - worth four points - when he dropped Green Bay quarterbacks Scott Hunter and Jim Del Gaizo in the end zone as the Rams beat the Packers 24-7. Green Bay had only six first downs against the Rams with 63 yards on offense - 35 by running and 28 by passing. The Packers' only touchdown came on a 23-yard halfback pass from MacArthur Lane to Barry Smith. On the other hand, the Rams had field goals of 44 and 40 yards by David Ray and a one-yard touchdown smash by Larry Smith capping an 80-yard drive that took 11 plays. Smith gamed 65 yards in 13 carries as he took over a starting job, replacing the injured Lawrence McCutcheon. He received a game ball, as did Dryer. Jim Bertelsen led the rushers with 99 yards in 19 carries and Rob Scribner, the rookie from UCLA chipped in with 63 in 10 late in the game. The Rams' led 20-7 late in the fourth quarter when Dryer added four points with his two safeties. It made it three for him in a five-year career. Packer CB Willie Buchanon suffered a possible fracture of the left leg defending against a pass.
GREEN BAY   -  0  0  7  0 -  7
LOS ANGELES -  0 10  3 11 - 24
                       GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                    6            21
Rush-yards-TDs           25-35-0      50-244-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   5-12-71-1-1 10-19-144-1-0
Sacked-yards                4-43          1-10
Net pass yards                28           134
Total yards                   63           378
Fumbles-lost                 3-1           2-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             1-11          3-36
SCORING
2nd - LA - David Ray, 44-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
2nd - LA - Harold Jackson, 46-yard pass from John Hadl (Ray kick) LOS ANGELES 10-0
3rd - GB - Barty Smith, 23-yard pass from Lane (Marcol kick) LOS ANGELES 10-7
3rd - LA - Ray, 40-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 13-7
4th - LA - Larry Smith, 1-yard run (Ray kick) LOS ANGELES 20-7
4th - LA - Safety, Fred Dryer sacked Hunter in the end zone LOS ANGELES 22-7
4th - LA - Safety, Dryer sacked Del Gaizo in the end zone LOS ANGELES 24-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 8-18, Perry Williams 1-9, MacArthur Lane 12-8, Scott Hunter 2-1, Don Highsmith 1-1, Jon Staggers 1-(-2)
LOS ANGELES - Jim Bertelsen 19-99, Larry Smith 13-65 1 TD, Rob Scribner 10-63, Les Josephson 5-15, John Hadl 1-5, Dave Chapple 1-0, Harold Jackson 1-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Scott Hunter 10-4-48 1 INT, MacArthur Lane 1-1-23 1 TD, Jim Del Gaizo 1-0-0
LOS ANGELES - John Hadl 19-10-144 1 TD 19-10-144 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 2-30, Barry Smith 1-23 1 TD, Mike Donohoe 1-10, John Brockington 1-8
LOS ANGELES - Larry Smith 3-18, Harold Jackson 2-55 1 TD, Jack Snow 2-33, Bob Klein 2-25, Rob Scribner 1-13