Green Bay Packers (3-4-2) 25, St. Louis Cardinals (3-5-1) 21
Sunday November 11th 1973 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - On the day Bart Starr had his jersey retired, it wasn't fancy, but it didn't have to be, not with John Brockington and his pad-pouding blockers back in form. The Green Bay Packers, averaging just 75 yards from scrimmage in three previous games, erupted for 305 behind home-grown quarterback Jerry Tagge. Brockington accounted for 137 yards, a personal season high, in 28 carries as Green Bay countered a St. Louis comeback with ball control and won 25-21. Atlanta reject Les Goodman, a rookie who had never carried in a regular-season game, added 56 yards in 11 attempts. Chester Marcol contributed four field goals to help the Packers snap a three-game losing streak. "I am sure the old Pack is back. They are going to win a lot more games," Cardinal coach Don Coryell said. The Cardinals, behind brilliant passing by Jim Hart, cut a 22-7 halftime deficit to 22-21 with 8:47 left. The Packers responded with a time-consuming, 64-yard, 11-play drive, culminating in Marcol's nine-yard field goal with 1:42 remaining. The Cardinals had one more chance, but lost the ball on downs at their 45-yard line when Terry Metcalf was stopped for no gain by linebackers Tom MacLeod and Fred Carr after taking a short pass from Hart. Tagge then ran out the clock and had a victory to show for his first NFL start. He had been summoned from the taxi squad with regular Scott Hunter performing inconsistently and Jim Del Gaizo on the inactive list with injury.
ST. LOUIS -  7  0  0 14 - 21
GREEN BAY - 10 12  0  3 - 25
                       ST. LOUIS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            21
Rush-yards-TDs           19-71-1      52-243-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-30-198-2-0   7-14-67-0-0
Sacked-yards                1-11           1-5
Net pass yards               187            62
Total yards                  258           305
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-1
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             3-34          5-58
SCORING
1st - GB - Brockington, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Marcol, 12-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - STL - Donny Anderson, 30-yard pass from Jim Hart (Jim Bakken kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Tagge, 1-yard run (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 16-7
2nd - GB - Marcol, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 19-7
2nd - GB - Marcol, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 22-7
4th - STL - Ahmad Rashad, 23-yard pass from Hart (Bakken kick) GREEN BAY 22-14
4th - STL - Terry Metcalf, 2-yard run (Bakken kick) GREEN BAY 22-21
4th - GB - Marcol, 9-yard field goal GREEN BAY 25-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 28-137 1 TD, Les Goodman 11-56, MacArthur Lane 5-36, Larry Krause 1-8, Barry Smith 1-5, Jerry Tagge 6-1 1 TD
ST. LOUIS - Donny Anderson 6-39, Terry Metcalf 10-29 1 TD, Don Shy 2-3, Jim Otis 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 14-7-67
ST. LOUIS - Jim Hart 30-19-198 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 3-30, Les Goodman 2-19, John Brockington 1-10, MacArthur Lane 1-9
ST. LOUIS - Ahmad Rashad 6-90 1 TD, Terry Metcalf 6-23, Walker Gillette 4-42, Donny Anderson 2-24 1 TD, Jackie Smith 1-19