Green Bay Packers (3-2) 17, Los Angeles Rams (3-2) 6
Sunday October 13th 1974 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Ted Hendricks intercepted three passes and Jon Staggers returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown to push the Green Bay Packers to a 17-6 upset victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams, two touchdown favorites before play started, managed to shut off the Green Bay offense almost completely but they couldn't get moving themselves against a Packer defense that continually came up with the big play. Staggers' dazzling punt return midway through the second quarter proved to be the deciding point, giving Green Bay a 7-3 lead. The Packers' other scores carne after interceptions, one late in the third period by Willie Buchanon and the other late in the fourth quarter by Hendricks. Chester Marcol booted a 32-yard field goal after Buchanon's theft and John Brockington drove five yards over center for a touchdown after the Hendricks pickoff. The only Los Angeles scores came on field goals by David Ray, a 28-yarder at the start of the second quarter and another of the same distance at the start of the fourth period. Los Angeles dominated everywhere but the scoreboard, especially in the first half when the Rams outgained the Packers' 108 yards to 23 yards. Lawrence McCutcheon was the big gun, picking up 109 yards on 21 carries for the Rams, but QB John Hadl had his problems and was replaced late in the third period by James Harris. Harris had nearly as much trouble as Hadl, though he did lead the Rams on the game's longest drive, 75 yards, to set up Ray's second field goal. Hendricks and Buchanon picked off Hadl passes and Harris threw two more interceptions to Hendricks. Harris also lost the ball on a fumble in the waning seconds, as he was trying to drive in for consolation points. Green Bay's running game, stopped almost all season, finally came to life in the second half with Brockington leading the way. He had his best game of the year, picking up 89 yards in 26 carries. His touchdown was the first scored against the Rams on the ground this year.
LOS ANGELES -  0  3  0  3 -  6
GREEN BAY   -  0  7  3  7 - 17
                     LOS ANGELES     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16            10
Rush-yards-TDs          42-157-0      44-143-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  9-28-109-0-4    2-9-17-0-1
Sacked-yards                2-15          3-18
Net pass yards                94            -1
Total yards                  251           142
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-0
Turnovers                      5             1
Penalties-yards             2-10          2-38
SCORING
2nd - LA - David Ray, 28-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
2nd - GB - Staggers, 68-yard punt return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
3rd - GB - Marcol, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-3
4th - LA - Ray, 28-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-6
4th - GB - Brockington, 5-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 17-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 26-89 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 12-40, Jerry Tagge 5-14, Eric Torkelson 1-0
LOS ANGELES - Lawrence McCutcheon 21-109, Jim Bertleson 13-34, John Hadl 2-8, Tony Baker 4-6, John Cappelletti 1-2, James Harrison 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 9-2-17 1 INT
LOS ANGELES - John Hadl 16-6-59 2 INT, James Harris 12-3-50 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Barry Smith 1-13, John Brockington 1-4
LOS ANGELES - Harold Jackson 4-50, Jim Bertelsen 2-11, Lance Rentzel 1-25, Jack Snow 1-14, Lawrence McCutcheon 1-9