Outgained but not Outplayed, Packers Edge Colts
Nov. 18, 1962 – Four days before the Lions carve up Green Bay 26-14 on Thanksgiving to hand the Packers their only loss of 1962, the Green and Gold tangle with Johnny Unitas and the Colts. Bart Starr and the offense muster but 116 yards in pulling out a 17-13 win, while Baltimore gallops to 382 at City Stadium. The 266-yard differential is the greatest by which Green Bay is outgained in a game it wins. “Baltimore just played a great game,” Packers coach Vince Lombardi says. “Both teams were great on defense.” Two goal-line stands save the Packers. Linebacker Bill Forester caps one with a sack of Unitas, and cornerback Herb Adderley ends the other with a knockdown of a pass intended for Jimmy Orr.