Green Bay Packers (1-1) 20, Baltimore Colts (0-2) 3
Sunday September 22nd 1974 (at Baltimore)
(BALTIMORE) - The Green Bay defense intercepted four Baltimore passes, the last by Charley Hall in the end zone on the final play, and the Packers held off the Colts for 20-13 win. "We had a good rush and good coverage," Green Bay Coach Dan Devine said of the pass defense which enabled MacArthur Lane's two touchdown runs to stand up. "The unit works well together. It's tough to throw against." Green Bay, however, lost a vital member of its defense when end Aaron Brown suffered a torn achilles tendon on the final play and was declared out for the season. "He is potentially our best pass rusher," Devine said. "His loss is really going to hurt." With Baltimore on the Green Bay 28 and time running out, Devine inserted Hall as a fifth defense back and his interception clinched the victory. Chester Marcol booted field goals of 39 and 52 yards, the longer one tying a Green Bay club record, as the Packers evened their season record at 1-1. The Colts, 0-2, finally ended a string of 17 consecutive periods without a touchdown on a seven-yard fourth-quarter scoring pass from Bert Jones to Bill Olds. It followed an interference call against Green Bay which gained 45 yards. Jones replaced Marty Domres, who threw three interceptions and had the crowd of 41,252, Baltimore's smallest in 13 years, calling for his ouster. Given life by the interference call against Willie Buchanon, the Colt's twice threatened in the final five minutes. The second interception by Green Bay safety Jim Hill was returned 23 yards to the Baltimore one, and Lane bulled over to make it 10-3 early in the second quarter. Lane scored from the 13 in the third period, making it 20-6 after LB Ted Hendricks deflected a 37-yard field goal attempt by Toni Linehart. The Baltimore placekicker had converted first half tries from of 37 and 23 yards. The Colts outgained Green Bay 282-193 in total yardage while holding running back John Brockington to 27 yards on 16 carries and Lane to 36 yards on 22 attempts. Brockington, the only player in NFL history to gain over one thousand yards in his first three seasons, carried the ball eight times in the first half for a net of minus three yards.
GREEN BAY -  3 10  7  0 - 20
BALTIMORE -  3  3  0  7 - 13
                       GREEN BAY     BALTIMORE
First downs                   13            19
Rush-yards-TDs           43-84-2      29-133-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-16-109-0-1 15-36-160-1-4
Sacked-yards                 0-0          1-11
Net pass yards               109           149
Total yards                  193           282
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-0
Turnovers                      2             4
Penalties-yards             4-60          8-55
SCORING
1st - BALT - Toni Linhart, 37-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Lane, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - GB - Marcol, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-3
2nd - BALT - Linhart, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-6
3rd - GB - Lane, 13-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 20-6
4th - BALT - Bill Olds, 7-yard pass from Bert Jones (Linhart kick) GREEN BAY 20-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - MacArthur Lane 22-36 2 TD, John Brockington 16-27, Jerry Tagge 4-24, Steve Odom 1-(-3)
BALTIMORE - Lydell Mitchell 18-63, Bill Olds 7-43, Bert Jones 1-19, Glenn Doughty 2-4, Marty Domres 1-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 16-10-109 1 INT
BALTIMORE - Marty Domres 20-8-72 3 INT, Bert Jones 16-7-88 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 3-52, John Brockington 2-15, MacArthur Lane 2-3, Barry Smith 1-19, Ken Payne 1-12, Steve Odom 1-8
BALTIMORE - Lydell Mitchell 5-47, Glenn Doughty 3-36, Raymond Chester 3-34, Bill Olds 2-16 1 TD, Freddie Scott 1-19, Don McCauley 1-8