1972-Week 1 Giants@Lions

INURY REPORT: None

PLAY BY PLAY REPORT

Week 1
Sunday, September 17, 1972

NFL on CBS!! … … Well, it looks like Detroit, with a record of 0-0-0 is all set to get this one underway … as they’re ready to kick off to the 0-0-0 New York Giants … from their 40 yard line …

~ 1st Quarter ~

DET – 15:00 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Errol Mann with the kick off … … … and the Giants will field it … at the New York 1 …

NYG – 14:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Rocky Thompson returns the kick off 25 yards … to the New York 26 yard line.

NYG – 14:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Detroit has given up 0 yards in passing so far … Norm Snead lobs it to Bob Tucker … he makes the catch … now he dives and reaches the New York 31 yard line … a pickup of 5 yards on the play … it’s 2nd and 5 from the New York 31 yard line.

NYG – 13:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 5 … there’s 14:15 left in the 1st Quarter … Norm Snead stays in the pocket … flares it out to the right … pulled in by Don Herrmann … and he’s tripped up at the New York 38 yard line … that’s a short gain of 7 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 38.

NYG – 13:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – There’s 13:45 left in the 1st Quarter … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Ron Johnson … feathers his way through the Lions line … finds open room … still going … and finally tripped up … a gain of 21 yards on the play … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 41.

NYG – 13:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – The Lions are assessed a 10 yard penalty (Delay of Game). It’s now 1st and 10 from the Detroit 31 yard line.

NYG – 12:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – Norm Snead is rolling out to the right … … throws and finds Bob Grim … and he’s quickly wrapped up at the Detroit 29 yard line … a pickup of 2 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the Detroit 29.

NYG – 12:15 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd down and New York’s line comes set … they’ve got 14 yards in passing … but they’re not passing now … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Ron Johnson … running behind the left of center … and now he’s tripped up … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and 8 from the Detroit 29.

NYG – 11:45 – ( 0 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 8 and the Giants are 0 for 0 on third down … Norm Snead with a quick drop and throw to Bob Tucker … and he’s tripped up at the Detroit 26 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 3 yards … the Giants now face a 4th and 5 from the Detroit 26.

NYG – 11:30 – ( 3 – 0 ) – From the 26 … the football will be spotted at the Detroit 33 yard line and the Giants are looking at a 33 yard field goal attempt … … … and Pete Gogolak’s field goal from 33 yards splits the uprights … and that will give the Giants the lead … it’s now 3-0 for New York.

NYG – 11:30 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Pete Gogolak with the kick off … … … and the Lions will field it … at the Detroit 23 …

DET – 11:15 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Frank Gallagher returns the kick off 0 yards … to the Detroit 23 yard line.

DET – 10:45 – ( 3 – 0 ) – We’ve got … 11:15 left in the 1st Quarter … Greg Landry from Pistol Formation … takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he bursts through the line … IT’S A FOOT RACE … and he’s caught from behind … a BIG GAIN of 19 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 42.

DET – 10:15 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Detroit is set in Pistol Formation … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … runs to the right … hit … but keeps chugging forward … and he’s tackled after a 1 yard gain … it’s 2nd and 9 from the Detroit 43 yard line.

DET – 09:45 – ( 3 – 0 ) – The Giants have given up 20 yards on the ground thus far … and they’re being tested here … as Greg Landry hands it off to Altie Taylor … he follows his left guard … and he’s tackled right at the line of scrimmage … no gain on the play … Detroit is looking at 3rd and 9 from their own 43.

DET – 09:30 – ( 3 – 0 ) – The Giants are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Roughing the Passer) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Lions. It’s now 1st and 10 from the New York 42 yard line.

DET – 09:00 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … trying to get to the outside corner … now cuts it upfield … collides with a teammate and goes down … and is now touched down after a short gain of 2 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 8 from the New York 40.

DET – 08:30 – ( 3 – 0 ) – 2nd and 8 … Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he lowers his shoulder as he drives into the line … and he’s pulled down … that’s a pickup of 3 yards … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the New York 37.

DET – 08:00 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Bill Munson getting fierce pressure … now he throws … and it’s batted at the line … right back to Bill Munson … and he makes the catch … behind the line of scrimmage … and he’s immediately swarmed by the Giants … he would have been better off, just letting it fall … it’s a loss of -11 yards … the Lions now face a 4th and 16 from the New York 48.

DET – 08:00 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Detroit is set in punt formation … … Herman Weaver takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYG – 07:45 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Bob Grim … … near the sideline … … and it’s out of bounds … at the New York 29 yard line.

NYG – 07:15 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Detroit with five defensive backs … Norm Snead in shotgun … hands it off to Charlie Evans … fends off a tackle with a straight-arm … but can’t beat the second man … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the New York 29 yard line.

NYG – 06:57 – ( 3 – 0 ) – The Giants are set in Pistol Formation … Norm Snead puts a man in motion … takes the snap … throws a dart to Ron Johnson at the New York 40 … and Ron Johnson is tackled at the Detroit 49 yard line … a pickup of 22 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 49.

NYG – 06:27 – ( 3 – 0 ) – The Giants have put the ball in the air 5 times and they’re passing here … Norm Snead is in the shotgun … he’s hit as he throws … and Don Herrmann makes the catch at the Detroit 41 … and he’s swarmed at the Detroit 36 yard line … a gain of 13 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 36.

NYG – 05:52 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Norm Snead takes the snap and rolls right … short toss to Bob Tucker at the Detroit 33 … pirouettes around a tackle … still going …and he’s dumped at the Detroit 23 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 23.

NYG – 05:22 – ( 3 – 0 ) – The Giants come set … they’re in shotgun Formation … now they send a man in motion … Norm Snead hands it off to Ron Johnson … banging his way forward … now he’s wrestled to the ground … the Lions simply took away his time and space … no gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 23.

NYG – 04:52 – ( 3 – 0 ) – Norm Snead is in the shotgun … throws … left side … pulled in by Rich Houston … and the Lions are there in droves … that’s a small pickup of 4 yards … it’s now 3rd and 6 from the Detroit 19.

NYG – 04:22 – ( 3 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 6 and the Giants are 0 for 1 on third down … Norm Snead throws … deflected at the line … high in the air … Bob Grim spears it … and he’s sent head over heels at the Detroit 15 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 4 yards … the Giants now face a 4th and 2 from the Detroit 15.

NYG – 04:07 – ( 6 – 0 ) – From the 15 … the football will be spotted at the Detroit 22 yard line and the Giants are looking at a 22 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Pete Gogolak’s field goal from 22 yards … … moving right to left … … and just inside the right upright … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Giants the lead … it’s now 6-0 for New York.

NYG – 04:07 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Pete Gogolak with the kick … … a high lofted kick … and the Lions will field it … about 5 yards into their endzone …

DET – 03:52 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Mickey Zofko is snowed under in the endzone … no safety occurs as he never left the endzone … Detroit will scrimmage from their 20.

DET – 03:37 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Bill Munson is in Pistol Formation … he throws to Ron Jessie … and it’s incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 20 yard line.

DET – 03:07 – ( 6 – 0 ) – We’ve got 03:37 left in the 1st Quarter … Bill Munson … shovel pass to Altie Taylor … and he’s nailed at the Detroit 21 yard line … a gain of just 1 yard … Detroit is looking at 3rd and 9 from their own 21.

DET – 02:52 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 9 and the Lions are 0 for 1 on third down … Bill Munson … throws to Charlie Sanders … and it’s incomplete … … someone on the front line of New York may have tipped that … … the Lions now face a 4th and 9 from the Detroit 21.

DET – 02:52 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Detroit is set in punt formation … … Herman Weaver takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYG – 02:37 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Bob Grim … calls for the fair catch … and New York will start 1st and 10 from their own 31 yard line.

NYG – 02:22 – ( 6 – 0 ) – The Lions are assessed a 18 yard penalty (Pass Interference) … and an automatic 1st down comes with it. It’s now 1st and 10 for the Giants from their own 49 yard line.

NYG – 01:52 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Giants with 21 yards rushing so far … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Evans … in high gear immediately … races through the line … and sent sprawling by a timely tackle … a pickup of 6 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 4 from the Detroit 45.

NYG – 01:12 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 4 … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Evans … he goes up the middle … and he’s dragged down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -1 yard … it’s now 3rd and 5 from the Detroit 46.

NYG – 00:42 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Giants are 0 for 2 on third down … Norm Snead … grabbed from behind … throws as he’s being pulled down … caught by Don Herrmann … and he’s broad-sided at the Detroit 40 yard line … a miniscule gain of 6 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 40.

DET – 00:22 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Norm Snead … complete to Rich Houston … a gain of zero yards … he’s hit and fumbles the football … at the Detroit 40 yard line … Dick LeBeau recovers the fumble for Detroit … and returns it zero yards to the 40 yard line.

DET – 00:00 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Three wide outs … Bill Munson takes the snap and gives it to Steve Owens … running off-tackle … grabbed and flung to the ground … no gain … and now Steve Owens is voicing his displeasure to the officiating crew … he clearly wants New York penalized … but he’s not winning that argument … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 40 yard line.

~ 2nd Quarter ~

DET – 14:30 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Detroit with a man in motion … there’s 15:00 left in the 2nd Quarter … Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … scoots through the Giants line untouched … putting it into another gear … and now his legs are cut out from underneath him … a pickup of 18 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 42.

DET – 14:00 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Detroit is in a Pro Set … and New York has everyone up on the line … Bill Munson gives it to Altie Taylor … and he’s swallowed up at the line of scrimmage … the Giants hold him to no gain … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the New York 42.

DET – 13:30 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … Bill Munson takes the snap … quick drop … throws to Larry Walton … and he’s hit and downed at the New York 35 yard line … just a gain of 7 yards on the play … it’s now 3rd and 3 from the New York 35.

DET – 13:00 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 … New York is 0 for 2 on third down … Bill Munson takes the snap … hands it to Altie Taylor … nothing to the left … so he bounces to the right … and now he’s spun to the turf … a gain of 11 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 24.

DET – 12:47 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Detroit is in the shotgun … they have 54 yards on the ground so far … Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … running off-tackle … right side … past the line of scrimmage … AND HE’S DECKED … a gain of 5 yards on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 5 from the New York 19.

DET – 12:32 – ( 6 – 0 ) – The Lions are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 2nd and 20 from the New York 34 yard line.

DET – 12:02 – ( 6 – 0 ) – The Lions come set at the line … Pistol Formation … three wide outs … Bill Munson hands it off to Altie Taylor … he lugs it to the right side … now he collides with his own blocker and goes down … now he’s touched down … no gain on the play … it’s now 3rd and 20 from the New York 34.

DET – 11:47 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 20 and Detroit is 1 for 3 on third down … Bill Munson barking out the signals … now takes the snap … throws to Charlie Sanders … and it sails over his head … incomplete … … the Lions now face a 4th and 20 from the New York 34.

DET – 11:32 – ( 6 – 0 ) – From the 34 … the football will be spotted at the New York 41 yard line and the Lions are looking at a 41 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Errol Mann with the kick … … wide left … … NO GOOD !! … … the Lions fail to cut into the lead as the score remains … New York 6 … and Detroit 0 … the Giants will now scrimmage at their 20.

NYG – 10:55 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Charlie Evans is the ball carrier … he runs for 53 yards and fumbles the football … Rich Houston recovers the fumble … and he returns it for zero yards … … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 27.

NYG – 10:21 – ( 6 – 0 ) – The Giants have passed for 79 yards so far … Norm Snead dumps it off to Ron Johnson at the Detroit 26 … he has the whole left side of the field … … still going … and he’s bowled over at the Detroit 4 yard line … a pickup of 23 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the Detroit 4.

NYG – 10:01 – ( 6 – 0 ) – The Giants are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Unsportsmanlike Conduct). It’s now 1st and 19 from the Detroit 19 yard line.

NYG – 09:46 – ( 6 – 0 ) – Norm Snead … throws to Ron Johnson … and it’s incomplete … … Norm Snead wants that one back … Ron Johnson was open … but the pass was too short … … it’s now 2nd and goal to go from the Detroit 19.

NYG – 09:16 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 2nd and 19 … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Charlie Evans … he’s met at the line … but shimmies his way forward … and now he’s hit and dropped … a pickup of 2 yards on the play … it’s now 3rd and goal from the Detroit 17.

NYG – 09:01 – ( 6 – 0 ) – It’s 3rd and 17 and New York is 1 for 3 on third down … Norm Snead … throws to Don Herrmann … and it’s incomplete … … too much mustard on Norm Snead’s throw … as it bounced off Don Herrmann’s chest … … the Giants now face a 4th and goal to go from the Detroit 17.

NYG – 08:46 – ( 9 – 0 ) – From the 17 … the football will be spotted at the Detroit 24 yard line and the Giants are looking at a 24 yard field goal attempt … … … and Pete Gogolak’s field goal from 24 yards … … is right through the uprights … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Giants the lead … it’s now 9-0 for New York.

NYG – 08:46 – ( 9 – 0 ) – Here’s Pete Gogolak with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Lions will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

DET – 08:11 – ( 9 – 0 ) – Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … slow-developing play … but it speeds up in a hurry as he’s through the New York line … into open space … down the sideline … and now he’s pushed out of bounds … give him 22 yards on the play … it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 42.

DET – 07:41 – ( 9 – 0 ) – Bill Munson looks over his line … they’re set in Pistol Formation … he takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … runs off-tackle right side … breaks a tackle … past the line of scrimmage … and brought down after a gain of 11 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 47.

DET – 07:11 – ( 9 – 0 ) – The Lions have run the ball 13 times and they’re running here … Bill Munson gives it to … Altie Taylor he slams into the line … and he’s HAMMERED BACK !!! … no gain on the play … as the Giants wouldn’t give them an inch … that sets up a 2nd and 10 from the New York 47.

DET – 06:31 – ( 9 – 0 ) – Detroit is set in the shotgun … Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he has an opening … gets a block … breaks free … stumbles and is brought down … that’s a gain of 18 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 29.

DET – 06:01 – ( 9 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … feeling his way through the middle … finds a seam … breaks a tackle … and he’s wrapped up after a decent pickup of 10 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 19.

DET – 05:31 – ( 9 – 0 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Bill Munson takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … feeling his way through the middle … finds a seam … breaks a tackle … and he’s wrapped up after a decent pickup of 8 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 2 from the New York 11.

DET – 05:01 – ( 9 – 0 ) – The Lions break the huddle and come out in Wildcat Formation … Greg Landry hands it off to Steve Owens … he runs it up the middle … NOTHING THERE … JUST A PILE OF BODIES… and New York holds him to no gain … it’s now 3rd and 2 from the New York 11.

DET – 04:31 – ( 9 – 0 ) – New York with a four-man front … Greg Landry shifts his backfield … shotgun Formation … three wide outs … he takes the snap … gives it to Steve Owens … running to his left … and he’s stood up by a swarm of Giants … no gain … the Lions now face a 4th and 2 from the New York 11.

DET – 04:16 – ( 9 – 3 ) – From the 11 … the football will be spotted at the New York 18 yard line and the Lions are looking at a 18 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Errol Mann’s field goal from 18 yards … … OFF CENTER … … BUT THROUGH THE UPRIGHTS !!! … and the Lions cut into the Giants lead … it’s now 9-3 for New York.

DET – 04:16 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Errol Mann with the kick off … … … and the Giants will field it … at the New York 3 …

NYG – 04:01 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Rocky Thompson returns the kick off 34 yards … to the New York 37 yard line.

NYG – 03:46 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Norm Snead … throws to Bob Tucker … and it’s incomplete … … Bob Tucker went right … and Norm Snead’s throw went left … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the New York 37 yard line.

NYG – 03:16 – ( 9 – 3 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … there’s 03:46 left in the 2nd Quarter … Norm Snead survey’s the secondary … and throws to Don Herrmann .. caught on the run … … and he trips and falls … touched down at the New York 47 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 47.

NYG – 02:56 – ( 9 – 3 ) – New York with double tight ends … Norm Snead looks up at the play-clock … takes the snap … and throws to Bob Grim … and it bounces a foot short … incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the New York 47 yard line.

NYG – 02:36 – ( 9 – 3 ) – 02:56 left in the 2nd Quarter … as we draw closer to halftime the Giants are looking to extend their lead … Norm Snead is hit and goes down … NO, HE KEEPS HIS FEET AND BREAKS FREE … … throws it into a crowd … … Ron Johnson had it, but had it ripped out of his hands … it’s incomplete … … New York is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 47.

NYG – 02:21 – ( 9 – 3 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and New York is 1 for 4 on third down … the Lions are showing loose coverage … Norm Snead … takes the snap … and takes his drop … quick throw to Rich Houston … and it’s incomplete … … Norm Snead’s throw was just a bit behind him … … the Giants now face a 4th and 10 from the New York 47.

NYG – 02:21 – ( 9 – 3 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Tom Blanchard takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DET – 02:06 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Lem Barney fields it at the Detroit 12 … and returns the punt 7 yards … to the Detroit 19 yard line.

DET – 02:00 – ( 9 – 3 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Greg Landry … rolling out to the right … throws to Charlie Sanders … and it’s incomplete … Charlie Sanders was hit just as the ball arrived … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 19 yard line.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

DET – 01:30 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Greg Landry … sets up deep in the pocket … throws and hits Ron Jessie at the Detroit 35 … and Ron Jessie is tackled at the Detroit 38 yard line … a pickup of 19 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 38.

DET – 01:00 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Greg Landry throws short … Larry Walton has it at the Detroit 49 … weaving his way through a maze … still going … and pulled down at the New York 12 … a gain of 50 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 12.

DET – 00:47 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Greg Landry takes the snap … from the shotgun … and gives it to Steve Owens … he carries it … and hit behind the line by three Giants … and stopped dead in his tracks … that will be a loss of -3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 13 from the New York 15.

00:47 – TIME-OUT – The Detroit Lions call their 1st Time-Out.

DET – 00:32 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Greg Landry … throws to Charlie Sanders … and it’s incomplete … … Greg Landry felt the pressure … and had to unload it, before he wanted to … … it’s now 3rd and 13 from the New York 15.

DET – 00:32 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Greg Landry’s pass for Larry Walton … is PICKED OFF !!! … the Giants have the ball at the New York 11 yard line …

NYG – 00:14 – ( 9 – 3 ) – Ronnie Hornsby returns the interception 82 yards … to the Detroit 7 yard line … where it’s first and goal to go.

NYG – 00:07 – ( 9 – 3 ) – The Giants are assessed a 5 yard penalty (False Start). It’s now 1st and 12 from the Detroit 12 yard line.

NYG – 00:00 – ( 12 – 3 ) – From the 12 … the football will be spotted at the Detroit 19 yard line and the Giants are looking at a 19 yard field goal attempt … … … and Pete Gogolak’s field goal from 19 yards … … is right through the uprights … IT’S GOOD !! … and that will extend the Giants the lead … it’s now 12-3 for New York.

Time has run out … that’s the end of the 1st Half … both teams head to their locker rooms … with the score … the New York Giants 12 … and the Detroit Lions 3.

~ 3rd Quarter ~

The Lions kicked off to begin the game … now the Giants will kick off to begin the second half …

NYG – 15:00 – ( 12 – 3 ) – Here’s Pete Gogolak with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Lions will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

DET – 14:30 – ( 12 – 3 ) – Detroit in Wildcat Formation with 125 yards on the ground so far … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he rips through the line … and now he’s tripped up and brought down … the Giants could have done a better job these … as it’s a gain of 14 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 34.

DET – 14:00 – ( 12 – 3 ) – New York with a great jump off the snap … Greg Landry hands it to Altie Taylor … and he’s wrestled to the ground … the Giants were all over Altie Taylor on that play … no gain … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 34 yard line.

DET – 13:41 – ( 12 – 3 ) – Detroit has put up 66 yards in the air thus far … Greg Landry puts a man in motion … takes the snap … throws a dart to Altie Taylor at the Detroit 45 … and Altie Taylor is tackled at the New York 47 yard line … a pickup of 19 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 47.

DET – 13:11 – ( 12 – 3 ) – The Giants are playing the run … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … runs it up the middle … nothing there but Giants … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -1 yard … that sets up a 2nd and 11 from the New York 48.

DET – 12:31 – ( 12 – 3 ) – Detroit with four wide outs … Greg Landry … with an ackward looking pass … but Altie Taylor slides and hauls it in … back to his feet … but he’s quickly tackled at the New York 31 yard line … a gain of 17 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 31.

DET – 12:11 – ( 12 – 3 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Greg Landry looks over the field … from the shotgun … takes the snap … has time … throws to the left … caught by a sliding Earl McCullouch … NO !!! … the officiating crew is ruling it hit the ground first … it’s incomplete … … it’s now 2nd and 10 from the New York 31.

DET – 11:56 – ( 12 – 3 ) – The Lions break the huddle in the shotgun … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he feigns right … now left … and brought to the turf … that’s a pickup of 11 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 20.

DET – 11:26 – ( 12 – 3 ) – The Giants are playing run … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … he tries going outside … AND HE’S SMOKED BEHIND THE LINE … that’s a loss of -3 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 13 from the New York 23.

DET – 10:56 – ( 12 – 3 ) – We’ve got 11:26 left in the 3rd Quarter … good downfield coverage by the Giants … Greg Landry dumps it to Ron Jessie at the New York 15 … he’s a runaway freight train … … and now he’s gang tackled at the New York 14 yard line … a nice gain of 9 yards … it’s now 3rd and 4 from the New York 14.

DET – 10:26 – ( 12 – 3 ) – The Lions are 1 for 6 on third down … Greg Landry takes the snap … hands it to Steve Owens … moving his way to the right … lowers his shoulder and plowss his way forward … and the Giants haul him down … 1 yard gained on the play … the Lions now face a 4th and 3 from the New York 13.

DET – 10:11 – ( 12 – 6 ) – From the 13 … the football will be spotted at the New York 20 yard line and the Lions are looking at a 20 yard field goal attempt … … … and here’s Errol Mann’s field goal from 20 yards … … on the line … … and GOOD !!! … and the Lions cut into the Giants lead … it’s now 12-6 for New York.

DET – 10:11 – ( 12 – 6 ) – Errol Mann with the kick … … a high lofted kick … and the Giants will field it … about 5 yards into their endzone …

NYG – 10:11 – ( 12 – 6 ) – Rocky Thompson will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go.

NYG – 09:56 – ( 12 – 6 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Norm Snead … throws to Rich Houston … tipped by the defender … and it falls incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the New York 20 yard line.

NYG – 09:26 – ( 12 – 6 ) – The Lions have given up 81 yards on the ground thus far … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Ron Johnson … good move at the line … stutter-step … and now he lunges forward … and is brought down … a pickup of 6 yards … New York is looking at 3rd and 4 from their own 26.

NYG – 08:56 – ( 12 – 6 ) – There’s 09:26 left in the 3rd Quarter … the Giants are 1 for 5 on third down … Norm Snead takes the snap … hands it to Ron Johnson … he carries it off-tackle … left side … now lunges forward as he’s caught from behind … a gain of 3 yards … the Giants now face a 4th and 1 from the New York 29.

DET – 08:36 – ( 12 – 6 ) – The Giants are setting up in punt formation … whoa !! … there’s a loose ball from an errant snap … … now there’s a mad scramble for the ball … and it looks like the Lions have it … at the New York 17 yard line … Charlie Weaver recovers the fumble for Detroit … and returns it zero yards to the 17 yard line.

DET – 08:06 – ( 12 – 6 ) – There’s 08:36 left in the 3rd Quarter … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he’s grabbed in the backfield … straight-arms his way clear … driving forward … and the Giants with their relentless pursuit finally bring him down … a 1 yard gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the New York 16.

DET – 07:36 – ( 12 – 6 ) – Greg Landry … is hit … but breaks free … NO … RONNIE HORNSBY SWOOPED IN AND CHOPPED HIM DOWN … and that’s a loss of 5 yards … that is New York’s 1st sack of the game … the Giants got to Greg Landry to force a 3rd and 14 from the New York 21.

DET – 07:21 – ( 12 – 12 ) – Greg Landry … can’t find an open man … … still nobody open … … he may run … … now he throws it to the end zone … … and Charlie Sanders has it … … it’s a 21-yard touchdown.

DET – 07:21 – ( 12 – 13 ) – … and Errol Mann’s point after is good !!

DET – 07:21 – ( 12 – 13 ) – The Lions kick it off … … and Errol Mann sends a high, high kick … and the Giants will field it … about 4 yards into their endzone …

NYG – 07:21 – ( 12 – 13 ) – Rocky Thompson will not return it from the endzone … they’ll scrimmage the football at their own 20 … and they start there, first down and 10 yards to go.

NYG – 06:51 – ( 12 – 13 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … the Giants set up in the shotgun … they’ve got 90 yards rushing so far … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Don Herrmann … heads left … now veers to the right … through the line … and out the other side … and now he’s up-ended … a gain of 6 yards … it’s 2nd and 4 from the New York 26 yard line.

NYG – 06:31 – ( 12 – 13 ) – The Giants are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Holding). It’s now 2nd and 19 from the New York 11 yard line.

NYG – 06:16 – ( 12 – 13 ) – Norm Snead sets the backfield … now he takes the snap … settling in the pocket … throws to Bob Tucker … and it’s incomplete … … Bob Tucker trapped it against the turf … … New York is looking at 3rd and 19 from their own 11.

NYG – 05:56 – ( 12 – 13 ) – It’s 3rd and 19 and the Giants are 1 for 6 on third down … Norm Snead takes the snap … drops back … … throwing it left side … and … Don Herrmann can’t keep both feet in bounds … incomplete … … the Giants now face a 4th and 19 from the New York 11.

NYG – 05:56 – ( 12 – 13 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Tom Blanchard takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DET – 05:41 – ( 12 – 13 ) – Lem Barney … calls for the fair catch … and Detroit will start 1st and 10 from their own 39 yard line.

DET – 05:11 – ( 12 – 13 ) – New York with lots of beef on their defensive line … Greg Landry hands it off to Altie Taylor … good move to avoid a hit … but gets his legs cut out from underneath him … no gain on the play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 39 yard line.

DET – 04:41 – ( 12 – 13 ) – It’s 2nd and 10 … there’s 05:11 left in the 3rd Quarter … Greg Landry fades back in the pocket … short throw to Ron Jessie … he makes the catch … and is immediately brought down … a short gain of 5 yards … Detroit is looking at 3rd and 5 from their own 44.

DET – 04:26 – ( 12 – 13 ) – It’s 3rd and 5 and the Lions are 2 for 8 on third down … Greg Landry … throws to Larry Walton … and it’s incomplete … … Larry Walton and the New York defender, battled for it … but neither could come up with it … … the Lions now face a 4th and 5 from the Detroit 44.

DET – 04:01 – ( 12 – 13 ) – The Giants are assessed a 15 yard penalty (Running into the Kicker) … and it’s an automatic 1st down for the Lions. It’s now 1st and 10 from the New York 41 yard line.

DET – 03:46 – ( 12 – 13 ) – The Giants are assessed a 5 yard penalty (Offside). It’s now 1st and 5 from the New York 36 yard line.

DET – 03:06 – ( 12 – 13 ) – Greg Landry looks over his line … they’re set in Pistol Formation … he takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … runs off-tackle right side … breaks a tackle … past the line of scrimmage … and brought down after a gain of 11 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 25.

DET – 02:36 – ( 12 – 13 ) – Detroit has put up 137 yards in the air thus far … Greg Landry rolling out of the pocket … fires a laser to Altie Taylor … who slides and makes the catch … but is immediately downed at the New York 13 yard line … a gain of 12 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 13.

DET – 02:06 – ( 12 – 13 ) – There’s 02:36 left in the 3rd Quarter … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … he’s grabbed in the backfield … straight-arms his way clear … driving forward … and the Giants with their relentless pursuit finally bring him down … a 1 yard gain on the play … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the New York 12.

DET – 01:26 – ( 12 – 13 ) – The Lions have passed for 149 yards so far … Greg Landry lofts it downfield to Ron Jessie … caught between two-defenders … and he’s squashed at the New York 2 yard line … a pickup of 10 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the New York 2.

DET – 00:56 – ( 12 – 13 ) – The Giants are playing the run … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … runs it up the middle … nothing there but Giants … and he’s brought down behind the line of scrimmage … that will be a loss of -1 yard … it’s now 2nd and goal from the New York 3.

DET – 00:41 – ( 12 – 19 ) – The Lions come out wide … trying to spread the New York defence … Greg Landry hands the ball to Steve Owens … running right … making a beeline for the corner … AND … DID HE GET IN … YES, HE DID !!! … a 3-yard touchdown.

DET – 00:41 – ( 12 – 20 ) – … and Errol Mann’s point after is good !!

DET – 00:41 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Here’s Errol Mann with the kick off … … a lot of leg behind this one … … … as it sails out of the back of the endzone for a touchback … the Giants will scrimmage from their 20 yard line.

NYG – 00:00 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Norm Snead unloads it downfield … two Lions collide and Don Herrmann makes the catch … and he’s immediately brought down at the New York 33 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 33.

~ 4th Quarter ~

NYG – 14:30 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Ron Johnson … and Detroit is all over him … … that will be a loss of -7 yards … it’s 2nd and 17 from the New York 26 yard line.

NYG – 14:00 – ( 12 – 20 ) – The Giants have passed for 125 yards so far … Norm Snead looking left … now swings it to Ron Johnson on the right… and he’s quickly hit and downed at the New York 33 yard line … that’s a small pickup of 7 yards … New York is looking at 3rd and 10 from their own 33.

NYG – 13:30 – ( 12 – 20 ) – It’s 3rd and 10 and the Giants are 1 for 7 on third down … Norm Snead with a quick toss to Bob Tucker … OH !!! … … will Bob Tucker still be in one piece … IF THEY EVEN FIND HIM UNDER THAT PILE … that’s a small gain of 4 yards … the Giants now face a 4th and 6 from the New York 37.

NYG – 13:30 – ( 12 – 20 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Tom Blanchard takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DET – 13:15 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Lem Barney fields it at the Detroit 26 … and returns the punt 5 yards … to the Detroit 31 yard line.

DET – 12:35 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Greg Landry from the shotgun … takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … knifing his way through the line … gets through … but is quickly forced to the turf after a gain of 5 yards … it’s 2nd and 5 from the Detroit 36 yard line.

DET – 12:05 – ( 12 – 20 ) – It’s 2nd and 5 … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … sweep to the right … gets to the corner … but can’t keep his balance … and is drilled out of bounds … a gain of just 2 yards on the play … Detroit is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 38.

DET – 11:20 – ( 12 – 20 ) – It’s 3rd and 3 … Detroit is in the shotgun … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Steve Owens … cuts to his left … straight arms a Giants defender and now he’s brought to the turf … for a pickup of 2 yards … the Lions now face a 4th and 1 from the Detroit 40.

DET – 11:20 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit is set in punt formation … … Herman Weaver takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

NYG – 11:05 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Bob Grim … calls for the fair catch … and New York will start 1st and 10 from their own 26 yard line.

NYG – 10:35 – ( 12 – 20 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Norm Snead … side-arms it to Bob Tucker at the New York 34 … he’s in a vice … and hammered to the turf at the New York 35 yard line … a gain of 9 yards … it’s 2nd and 1 from the New York 35 yard line.

NYG – 10:15 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Norm Snead is shifting his backfield … now they’re set … Norm Snead takes the snap … low throw to Charlie Evans … and it bounces a good two feet in front of him … and it’s incomplete … … New York is looking at 3rd and 1 from their own 35.

NYG – 09:45 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit trying to conceal their coverage … Norm Snead from shotgun … hands it off to Charlie Evans … sidesteps a tackle … but can’t beat the second man … no gain on the play … the Giants now face a 4th and 1 from the New York 35.

NYG – 09:45 – ( 12 – 20 ) – New York is set in punt formation … … Tom Blanchard takes the snap … and gets the punt away … … …

DET – 09:30 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Lem Barney … calls for the fair catch … and Detroit will start 1st and 10 from their own 8 yard line.

DET – 09:00 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit is in Pistol Formation … they have 35 runs on the day … and they’re running here … Greg Landry gives it to Steve Owens … and he’s stood up … no gain … the Giants had a great jump off the snap on that play … it’s 2nd and 10 from the Detroit 8 yard line.

DET – 08:30 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit is set in the shotgun … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Altie Taylor … running straight ahead … gets a block … and now the Giants bring him down … a hard pickup of 7 yards … Detroit is looking at 3rd and 3 from their own 15.

DET – 08:00 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit in Wildcat Formation with 178 yards on the ground so far … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mickey Zofko … he rips through the line … and now he’s tripped up and brought down … the Giants could have done a better job these … as it’s a gain of 15 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 30.

DET – 07:30 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit with a man in motion … there’s 08:00 left in the 4th Quarter … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mickey Zofko … runs it right … stiff-arm … cuts back against the grain … and now he’s up-ended … a pickup of 9 yards … it’s 2nd and 1 from the Detroit 39 yard line.

DET – 07:00 – ( 12 – 20 ) – It’s 2nd and 1 … the Lions with 202 yards rushing so far … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mel Farr … he’ll try the middle … NOWHERE TO GO … his front line just parted like the Red Sea … that will be a loss of -1 yard … Detroit is looking at 3rd and 2 from their own 38.

DET – 06:20 – ( 12 – 20 ) – We’ve got … 07:00 left in the 4th Quarter … Greg Landry is in Pistol Formation … he takes the snap … and gives it to Mickey Zofko … running a sweep … right side … not much room down the sideline … tries to cut back inside … and is sent spinning to the turf … that’s a pickup of 5 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 43.

DET – 05:35 – ( 12 – 20 ) – Detroit breaks the huddle in T Formation … New York looking confused with the Lions set up … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mickey Zofko … knifes his way through the line … left side … now he’s tripped up and dropped after a pickup of 11 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 46.

DET – 04:50 – ( 12 – 20 ) – The Lions break the huddle in Pistol Formation … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mel Farr … slashing his way through traffic … sidesteps a hit … lowers his shoulder … and is banged to the turf … a solid pickup of 28 yards … a new set of downs … as it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 18.

DET – 04:20 – ( 12 – 20 ) – There’s 04:50 left in the 4th Quarter … Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mickey Zofko … he’s running left … and tripped up and sent sprawling … just past the line of scrimmage … a 1 yard gain … that sets up a 2nd and 9 from the New York 17.

DET – 03:50 – ( 12 – 20 ) – It’s 2nd and 9 … Greg Landry is in the shotgun … quick pitch to Charlie Sanders … poorly executed … and he’s snowed under at the New York 10 yard line … a miniscule gain of 7 yards … it’s now 3rd and 2 from the New York 10.

DET – 03:20 – ( 12 – 20 ) – There’s 03:50 left in the 4th Quarter … the Lions are 4 for 12 on third down … Greg Landry takes the snap … hands it to Mickey Zofko … quickly over the line of scrimmage … leaps a tackle … but loses his footing and is hauled down … a pickup of 6 yards … it’s now 1st and goal from the New York 4.

DET – 03:00 – ( 12 – 26 ) – New York digs in … Greg Landry takes the snap … hands it off to Mickey Zofko … HE HEADS TO THE OUTSIDE … DIVES FOR THE PYLON … AND INTO THE END ZONE !!! … a 4-yard touchdown.

DET – 03:00 – ( 12 – 27 ) – … and Errol Mann’s point after is good !!

DET – 03:00 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Errol Mann with the kick … … a high lofted kick … and the Giants will field it … about 5 yards into their endzone …

NYG – 02:45 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Rocky Thompson returns the kick-off 15 yards … and it’s fumbled at the New York 10 yard line … Dave Tipton recovers the fumble for New York … and returns it zero yards to the 10 yard line.

NYG – 02:00 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Norm Snead is in the shotgun … he peels out of the pocket … quick throw to Ron Johnson at the New York 11 … hurdles a tackle … cuts inside …. as he’s hauled down at the New York 23 yard line … a pickup of 13 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 23.

02:00 – TWO MINUTE WARNING

NYG – 01:30 – ( 12 – 27 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … there’s 02:00 left in the 4th Quarter … Norm Snead … a delayed screen to Bob Tucker at the New York 24 … he’s got room down the sideline … still going … and bumped out of bounds at the New York 35 yard line … a pickup of 12 yards … it’s 1st and 10 from the New York 35.

NYG – 01:15 – ( 12 – 27 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Norm Snead … stands in the pocket … … throws to Don Herrmann … and it’s incomplete … … it’s 2nd and 10 from the New York 35 yard line.

NYG – 00:45 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Lots of individual battles going on in the trenches … Norm Snead rolls out … AND TAKES OFF … heading upfield … AND CAUGHT FROM BEHIND … that’s a scramble of 2 yards for Norm Snead … New York is looking at 3rd and 8 from their own 37.

NYG – 00:32 – ( 12 – 27 ) – New York comes out in Pistol Formation … 3rd and 8 … Norm Snead takes the snap … and gives it to Rich Houston … has room to run … follows a stream of blockers … and now he’s tripped up … a big pickup of 22 yards … and that will move the chains … as it’s 1st and 10 from the Detroit 41.

00:32 – TIME-OUT – The New York Giants call their 1st Time-Out.

NYG – 00:17 – ( 12 – 27 ) – It’s 1st and 10 … Norm Snead … shovel pass to Ron Johnson … and he’s nailed at the Detroit 37 yard line … a gain of just 4 yards … that sets up a 2nd and 6 from the Detroit 37.

00:17 – TIME-OUT – The New York Giants call their 2nd Time-Out.

NYG – 00:17 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Norm Snead’s pass for Don Herrmann … IT’S INTERCEPTED … the Lions have the football about -4 yards into their endzone …

DET – 00:02 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Mike Weger won’t even try to return it … as he stays in the endzone … Detroit will scrimmage the football at their own 20 … first down and ten yards to go.

DET – 00:00 – ( 12 – 27 ) – Greg Landry takes the snap … and gives it to Mel Farr … knifes his way through the line … left side … now he’s tripped up and dropped after a pickup of 2 yards … it’s 2nd and 8 from the Detroit 22 yard line.

Game Over – Final Score: New York Giants 12 at Detroit Lions 27