Packers’ Regulars Return, Edge Lions by a Whisker
Oct. 25, 1987 – The players’ strike over, the Packers head to Detroit where they outlast a stubborn Lions team to post a 34-33 victory and improve to 3-2-1. Green Bay blows a 24-0 lead, falling behind 33-31 late in the fourth quarter. Al Del Greco’s 45-yard field goal with a minute remaining is the difference, but only after his counterpart, Eddie Murray, misses from that distance as time expires. “When you put everything into the hopper the big thing is this team needed a win. That’s actually the first win that team has had all year,” Packers coach Forrest Gregg says referring to the fact that the strike replacement team had earned the first two wins. Rookie Don Majkowski passes for 323 yards in only his second career start, and Kenneth Davis rushes for 129 yards on 23 attempts.