Fit to be Tied: Packers and Lions Play to a Draw
Oct. 5, 1958 – Scooter McLean’s Green Bay Packers won only one game during the 1958 season, but on this day his team gains a 13-13 tie with the defending champion Detroit Lions at City Stadium. Max McGee hauls in a 40-yard TD pass from Bart Starr and Paul Hornung kicks two field goals at Green Bay goes up 13-6 at halftime. Unfortunately for the Packers, an interception thrown by Starr leads to a short field and a 4-yard TD run by Ken Webb in the third quarter. “Our boys were hitting real good,” McLean says. “You can’t say anything against that defensive line. Time and time again they had the ball and we stopped ‘em.” The Packers force six Lions fumbles and recover three of them including one with just minutes left to preserve the tie.