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Packers Come Back to Beat Lions, 9-7

Oct. 7, 1962 - The Green Bay Packers rallied to defeat the Detroit Lions, 9-7, on Paul Hornung’s third field goal of the game with 33 seconds remaining to play today. The victory was the fourth straight for the Packers. Herb Adderley, a defensive back, intercepted a Milt Plum pass on the Lions’ 40 and returned to the Detroit 18 to set up Hornung’s decisive field goal from 21 yards out. Hornung, who leads the league with 55 points and is seeking his fourth straight scoring title, kicked a 15-yard field goal in the first period and another 3-pointer, also from the 15, on the final play of the third quarter. The former Notre Dame star’s accurate toe sent the Lions to their first defeat. The Packers took sole possession of first place in the Western Conference. A crowd of 38,669, including Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, attended the game at Milwaukee County Stadium.


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