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Packers Hang on for Victory over Colts, 17-13

Nov. 18, 1962 - Johnny Unitas and the Baltimore Colts tried their utmost to make mortals out of the unbeaten Green Bay Packers today, but the Packers, outplayed in every phase of the game, hung on for a 17-13 victory. A 103-yard kickoff return by Herb Adderley and 2 goal-line stands by the Green Bay defense kept the Packers 2 games ahead in the NFL’s Western Conference. The victory was the 10th in a row this year for the Packers and their 18th against all competition. It was Green Bay’s 12th consecutive regular-season triumph, tying a club record set in 1928-29. The Milwaukee crowd of 38,669 saw Unitas complete 17 of 28 passes for 237 yards. His first 6 passes were complete, setting up Dick Bielski’s 42-yard field goal. Adderly took Bielski’s ensuing kickoff 3 yards in the end zone, sped up the left sideline and, after a brilliant block by Elijah Pitts, reversed to the right to score. In the final quarter, the Colts moved to the Packer 2 on second down but got no farther.


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