Chicago Bears (3-3) 10, Green Bay Packers (3-3) 9
Monday October 21st 1974 (at Chicago)
(CHICAGO) - Gary Huff's 57-yard touchdown pass to Charley Wade shot Chicago into an early 10-0 lead, then the Bears survived three Chester Marcol field goals. The Bears opened the nationally televised game on Mirro Roder's 23-yard field goal and Huff's bomb to Wade in the first period, but LB Ted Hendricks, the 6-foot-7 "Mad Stork" of the Packer defense, led a strong Green Bay comeback. Hendricks figured in two pass interceptions which led to Marcol field goals of 34 and 33 yards in the third period, then the towering linebacker blocked a Chicago punt to set up Marcol's 36-yarder with 6:02 left in the game. With less than two minutes to go, Chicago punter Bob Parsons sealed Green Bay's fate with a pinpoint 35-yard boot which bounced out of bounds on the Packers' four-yard line. And Gary Lyle intercepted a desperation pass by Jerry Tagge around midfield with just one minute left. Chicago rookie LB Waymond Bryant played a key role as the Bears twice shut off the Packers near the goal line in the second quarter. Early in the period, the Packers drove 77 yards in 14 playes to the Chicago two-yard line. On fourth-and-one from the two, Bryant and rookie tackle Dave Gallagher piled up John Brockington for no gain. With 59 seconds left in the half, Bryant ended a drive that had started on the Packers' 42 by wrestling a five-yard Tagge pass from Rich McGeorge in the end zone.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  6  3 -  9
CHICAGO   - 10  0  0  0 - 10
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   16            13
Rush-yards-TDs           33-91-0      41-159-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-32-140-0-2   7-16-85-1-2
Sacked-yards                 0-0           0-0
Net pass yards               140            85
Total yards                  231           244
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards             2-20          7-40
SCORING
1st - CHI - Mirro Roder, 23-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
1st - CHI - Charley Wade, 57-yd pass from Gary Huff (Roder kick) CHICAGO 10-0
3rd - GB - Marcol, 34-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-3
3rd - GB - Marcol, 33-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-6
4th - GB - Marcol, 36-yard field goal CHICAGO 10-9
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 15-31, MacArthur Lane 4-28, Les Goodman 9-18, Jerry Tagge 3-11, Steve Odom 1-2, Eric Torkelson 1-1
CHICAGO - Carl Garrett 23-101, Perry Williams 10-47, Gary Huff 6-9, Ken Grandberry 2-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jerry Tagge 32-14-140 2 INT
CHICAGO - Gary Huff 16-7-85 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 5-45, Rich McGeorge 4-55, John Brockington 4-29, MacArthur Lane 1-11
CHICAGO - Charlie Wade 2-66 1 TD, Perry Williams 2-7, Bo Rather 1-5, Bob Parson 1-5, Carl Garrett 1-2