Green Bay Packers (4-5) 20, Chicago Bears (3-6) 3
Sunday November 10th 1974 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - A team record 95-yard punt return on the final play of the first half by rookie Steve Odom lifted the Green Bay Packers to a 20-3 win over the Chicago Bears in an error-plagued game. Neither team's offense was able to dent the other's goal line without a big assist from the defense and the ball changed hands eight times on fumbles and interceptions as a steady rain hampered the offense of each side. Chicago's only points came on a 44-yard field goal by Mirro Roder the first time the Bears had the ball, and the Green Bay defense shut them out the rest of the way. The Bears have now gone 15 quarters without scoring a touchdown. Chicago lost the ball four times on fumbles and once on an interception but the Packers turned only two of the miscues into points. Alden Roche's fumble recovery early in the second period led to a 45-yard field goal by Chester Marcol and Mike McCoy's interception on the Bear 10 in the closing seconds set things up for John Brockington's one-yard touchdown run with eight seconds to play. Marcol also booted a 24-yard field goal eight seconds into the fourth period following a 73-yard drive that featured a 63-yard pass from John Hadl to Jon Staggers. Odom's touchdown run also involved a fumble. He dropped the ball, turned around and picked it up and then started down the left sideline before cutting to the right, eluding three would-be tacklers en route to the goal line. It was the longest punt return in Green Bay history. The previous record of 93 yards had been set by Veryl Switzer almost 20 years ago against the Bears in Chicago. The Packers lost that game, however.
CHICAGO   -  3  0  0  0 -  3
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0 10 - 20
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   16             9
Rush-yards-TDs           23-86-0       39-96-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-34-209-0-1  9-20-119-0-1
Sacked-yards                4-60           0-0
Net pass yards               149           119
Total yards                  235           215
Fumbles-lost                 5-4           2-2
Turnovers                      5             3
Penalties-yards             4-21          6-53
SCORING
1st - CHI - Mirro Roder, 44-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
2nd - GB - Marcol, 45-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Odom, 95-yard punt return (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
4th - GB - Marcol, 24-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-3
4th - GB - Brockington, 1-yard run (Marcol kick) GREEN BAY 20-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - John Brockington 26-60 1 TD, MacArthur Lane 10-18, Randy Walker 1-18, John Hadl 2-0
CHICAGO - Ken Grandberry 19-84, Perry Williams 3-6, Bo Rather 1-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Hadl 20-9-119 1 INT
CHICAGO - Gary Huff 34-18-209 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jon Staggers 2-72, Barry Smith 2-19, MacArthur Lane 2-9, Mike Donohoe 1-8, John Brockington 1-7, Rich McGeorge 1-4
CHICAGO - Charlie Wade 5-73, Perry Williams 5-39, Ken Grandberry 3-11, Bo Rather 2-54, Fred Pagac 2-24, Jim Kelly 1-8