Packers Put Together Consecutive 4-0 Starts
Oct. 2, 1966 – For the second year in a row and the third time in five years, the Green Bay Packers open a season 4-0, putting away the Detroit Lions 23-14 at Lambeau Field. One key to the game: Green Bay forces five takeaways to set up nine points while avoiding a turnover itself. Another was the Lions’ nine penalties for 123 yards. “I don’t know just why we’ve been drawing so many penalties,” Lions coach Harry Gilmer says. “But we’ve had a good many in all of our games. I’ve been harping on ‘em and harping on ‘em, but we still get ‘em.” Don Chandler kicks three field goals and Bart Starr fires TD throws to Marv Fleming and Carroll Dale in the win.