Detroit Lions (3-4) 19, Green Bay Packers (3-4) 17
Sunday October 27th 1974 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Errol Mann booted a 41-yard field goal with nine seconds left to give the Detroit Lions a 19-17 win over the Green Bay Packers. The winning field goal came less than two minutes after Green Bay LB Ted Hendricks blocked Mann's try from the 27. But the Packers were held on downs and forced to punt, giving the Lions the ball on the Lion 41, where the winning drive began. The Packers took the lead in the see-saw battle when quarterback Jack Concannon sneaked in from one yard out early in the fourth quarter for a 17-16 edge Concannon, making his first start ever as a Packer, set up that score with a 29-yard pass to John Brockington to move the ball to the one-yard line. The journeyman quarterback hit 17 of 30 passes for 235 yards in the game and also set up the first Green Bay touchdown late in the second quarter with his arm. Concannon hit six of seven passes for 72 yards and moved the ball to the Detroit one where Brockington dove into the end zone to cut an early Detroit lead to 9-7. Detroit opened the scoring with 5:41 gone in the first quarter on a 39-yard field goal by Mann after Green Bay's Ken Ellis fumbled a punt to give the Lions possession at the Packer 15. Detroit padded its lead to 9-0 on the first play of the second quarter when Bill Munson hit Charlie Sanders with an 11-yard touchdown pass, only to have Mann hit the upright. This left Detroit trailing by one point until the final seconds. Munson and Sanders hooked up for a pair of 20- yard pass plays during the same drive. The Packers took the lead for the first time in the game at 3:37 of the third quarter when Chester Marcol booted a 49-yard field goal to make the score 10-9. It was Marcol's 66th field goal in his three-year career as a Packer, tying him with Paul Hornung for the club record. The game was a reversal of the earlier meeting of these two Central Division clubs when Marcol booted a field goal in the final minute to give the Packers a 21-19 win. In the week after the loss, Green Bay would acquire QB John Hadl from the Los Angeles Rams in one of the worst trades in Packer history.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  3  7 - 17
DETROIT   -  3  6  7  3 - 19
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   22            18
Rush-yards-TDs           35-97-2      25-115-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-30-237-0-1 18-33-272-2-0
Sacked-yards                3-21          3-23
Net pass yards               216           249
Total yards                  313           364
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             4-25        12-120
SCORING
1st - DET - Errol Mann, 34-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
1st - DET - Charley Sanders, 11-yard pass from Bill Munson (Kick failed) DETROIT 9-0
2nd - GB - Brockington, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) DETROIT 9-7
3rd - GB - Marcol, 49-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-9
3rd - DET - Larry Walton, 39-yard pass from Munson (Mann kick) DETROIT 16-10
4th - GB - Concannon, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 17-16
4th - DET - Mann, 41-yard field goal DETROIT 19-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 18-53 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 13-44, Jack Concannon 2-1 1 TD, Charlie Leigh 1-0, Les Goodman 1-(-1)
DETROIT - Altie Taylor 17-81, Steve Owens 6-22, Larry Walton 1-10, Bill Munson 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Jack Concannon 30-17-237 1 INT
DETROIT - Bill Munson 32-17-243 2 TD, Larry Walton 1-1-29
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 6-82, John Brockington 3-55, MacArthur Lane 3-13, Rich McGeorge 2-35, Barry Smith 2-33, Steve Odom 1-19
DETROIT - Charlie Sanders 7-146 1 TD, Steve Owens 4-18, Ron Jessie 3-51, Larry Walton 2-46 1 TD, Altie Taylor 2-11