Green Bay Packers (2-1) 21, Detroit Lions (0-3) 19
Sunday September 29th 1974 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Detroit Lions' coach Rick Forzano guaranteed a touchdown, but Green Bay Packer LB Fred Carr invalidated the warranty. Two calculated gambles by Forzano in the last 57 seconds fell just short of succeeding, chiefly because his pet trick play didn't quite fool Carr. Chester Marcol's fourth field goal, a 22 yarder with 1:03 to play, held up for the decisive points as the Packers handed the winless Lions a 21-19 defeat. Detroit's Errol Mann also kicked four field goals, but missed a 47 yard attempt with 18 seconds left. Each team managed one touchdown, but the Packers picked up a safety when LB Ted Hendricks blocked a Herman Weaver punt in the Lion end zone in the second quarter. The Lions began their final series at their 25 yard line with 57 seconds left. Hoping to run a play before the Packers had broken their defensive huddle, Detroit lined up without the ball under center. It was set several yards to the right of the tight end. Quarterback Bill Munson, feigning nonchalance, strolled toward the unattended ball, suddenly picked it up and pitched it to Altie Taylor. Taylor, part of a full house backfield on the play, swept left end - Carr's side of the field - and gained 27 yards to the Packer 48. Forzano said he had installed the play two days earlier. Two plays later, Munson passed to Bob Pickard for 18 yards to the Packer 30 With 24 seconds remaining, nearly everyone expected another pass. Instead, Forzano sent in Mann to try the field goal, which landed short as the clock wound down to 18 seconds. Forzano said the Lions were out of time outs, having been charged an injury time out two plays before Marcol's decisive field goal He also did not want to risk a fumble or an interception. 
DETROIT - 3 10 6 0 - 19
GREEN BAY - 0 8 10 3 - 21
DETROIT GREEN BAY
First downs 11 19
Rush-yards-TDs 26-71-0 32-154-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-31-237-1-0 18-38-200-1-1
Sacked-yards 2-18 0-0
Net pass yards 219 200
Total yards 290 354
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-2
Turnovers 0 3
Penalties-yards 5-35 3-20
SCORING
1st - DET - Errol Mann, 37-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
2nd - DET - Mann, 26-yard field goal DETROIT 6-0
2nd - GB - Safety, Hendricks blocked a punt out of the end zone DETROIT 6-2
2nd - GB - Marcol, 35-yard field goal DETROIT 6-5
2nd - DET - Larry Walton, 39-yard pass from Bill Munson (Mann kick) DETROIT 13-5
2nd - GB - Marcol, 36-yard field goal DETROIT 13-8
3rd - DET - Mann, 41-yard field goal DETROIT 16-8
3rd - GB - Marcol, 41-yard field goal DETROIT 16-11
3rd - GB - B.Smith, 27-yard pass from Tagge (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 18-16
3rd - DET - Mann, 28-yard field goal DETROIT 19-18
4th - Marcol, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-19
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Les Goodman 3-61, John Brockington 16-45, MacArthur Lane 9-32, Jerry Tagge 3-13, Eric Torkelson 1-3
DETROIT - Altie Taylor 10-37, Steve Owens 9-21, Jimmie Jones 2-7, Bob Pickard 1-5, Mickey Zofko 2-4, Bill Munson 2-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 38-18-200 1 TD 1 INT
DETROIT - Bill Munson 31-17-237 1 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 5-45, Rich McGeorge 4-63, Barry Smith 2-44 1 TD, Ken Payne 2-25, Steve Odom 2-14, Les Goodman 2-3, MacArthur Lane 1-6
DETROIT - Larry Walton 3-52 1 TD, Altie Taylor 3-46, Steve Owens 3-25, Charlie Sanders 3-23, Ray Jarvis 2-69, Bob Pickard 1-18, Jimmie Jones 1-2, Mickey Zofko 1-2