WhatIfSports.com “played” the 1966 Green Bay Packers against the 1972 Miami Dolphins 1,000 times. The 1966 Green Bay Packers win 57% of the time by an average score of 21-13. An example boxscore with a similar outcome is below.
1966 Green Bay Packers  at  1972 Miami Dolphins
Final - 12/18/2007 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
1966 Green Bay Packers 7 10 0 3 20
1972 Miami Dolphins 0 7 3 3 13
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter
GRE7:18TDJim Taylor 2 yd. run (Chandler kick)7-0
2nd Quarter
GRE13:36TDJim Taylor 2 yd. run (Chandler kick)14-0
MIA4:35TDLarry Csonka 22 yd. run (Yepremian kick)14-7
GRE0:00FGDon Chandler 38 yds. 17-7
3rd Quarter
MIA0:52FGGaro Yepremian 41 yds. 17-10
4th Quarter
MIA7:30FGGaro Yepremian 34 yds. 17-13
GRE2:45FGDon Chandler 27 yds. 20-13
 
Team Statistics
 1966 Green Bay Packers1972 Miami Dolphins
First Downs 19 12
- Rushing 10 4
- Passing 9 7
- Penalty 0 1
3rd Down Eff 9/18 2/12
4th Down Eff 0/0 0/1
Rushes-Yards 39-163 30-149
Avg Rush 4.2 5.0
Comp-Att-Int 16-29-1 8-19-0
Passing Yards 198 137
Sacks-Yards 0-0 3-18
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts-Avg 6-40.5 7-40.0
KR-Avg 4-26.0 4-23.0
PR-Avg 7-8.6 5-10.4
Penalties-Yard 4-30 2-10
Time of Possession 33:58 26:02

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1966 Green Bay Packers Individual Stats   1972 Miami Dolphins Individual Stats
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'66 Jim Taylor 18 67 0 16 2
'66 Elijah Pitts 13 65 0 19 0
'66 Bart Starr 2 16 0 16 0
'66 Paul Hornung 5 16 0 15 0
'66 Zeke Bratkowski 1 -1 0 -1 0
 
Rushing
  Att Yds 20+ L TD
'72 Mercury Morris 12 76 1 47 0
'72 Larry Csonka 13 56 1 22 1
'72 Jim Kiick 4 14 0 6 0
'72 Paul Warfield 1 3 0 3 0
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'66 Carroll Dale 4 88 2 1 42 0
'66 Elijah Pitts 2 37 1 0 31 0
'66 Boyd Dowler 3 36 1 0 23 0
'66 Jim Taylor 3 20 0 0 9 0
'66 Bob Long 1 16 0 0 16 0
'66 Marv Fleming 3 1 0 0 4 0
 
Receiving
  Rec Yds 20+ 40+ L TD
'72 Howard Twilley 3 79 1 1 48 0
'72 Marv Fleming 1 26 1 0 26 0
'72 Paul Warfield 1 21 1 0 21 0
'72 Mercury Morris 1 18 0 0 18 0
'72 Otto Stowe 2 11 0 0 13 0
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'66 Bart Starr 16 29 198 0 1
 
Passing
  Comp. Att. Yards TD INT
'72 Bob Griese 8 19 155 0 0
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'66 Don Chandler 38,27 -
 
Field Goals
  Made Missed
'72 Garo Yepremian 41,34 -

Player of the Game:
'66 Jim Taylor (1966 Green Bay Packers)
TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F1st Quarter Play by Play
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 300 - 0K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 5 and return it to the MIA 33.
PENALTY on GRE: Offsides, 5 yards enforced on the MIA 33.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 14:51
14:511/10own 380 - 0221 Morris is stopped at the line.
PENALTY on GRE: Facemask, 15 yards enforced on the MIA 38. Automatic First Down.
14:481/10470 - 0221 Morris carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
14:052/11480 - 0131 Csonka gets 8 yards on a pitch right.
13:203/3400 - 0122Griese is sacked by Willie Wood for 6 yards.
12:364/9460 - 0P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 16.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 12:24
12:241/10own 160 - 0131 PENALTY on MIA: Encroachment, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 16 - NO PLAY.
12:241/5own 210 - 0221 Starr scrambles for 16 yards.
11:361/10own 370 - 0221 Pitts rushes for a loss of 3 yards.
10:562/13own 340 - 0131 Taylor picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
10:183/9own 380 - 0131 Starr completes the long pass to Dale who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 42 yd gain.
9:271/10200 - 0221 Pitts rushes for 12 yards off tackle right.
8:451/Goal80 - 0221 Starr flips the ball to Taylor who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 7 yd gain.
8:032/Goal10 - 0221 Hornung rushes for a loss of 1 yard.
7:213/Goal20 - 0212 Taylor pounds ahead for 2 yards.
1966 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
7:18PAT 6 - 0FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 8 plays, 79 yds, 5:06
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 7:18
7:18Kickoffown 307 - 0K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 4 and return it to the MIA 17.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 7:12
7:121/10own 177 - 0212 Csonka picks up 2 yards on a draw play.
6:352/8own 197 - 0212Griese is sacked by Willie Wood for 4 yards.
5:503/12own 157 - 0230 Griese completes the pass to Morris who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 18 yd gain.
5:051/10own 337 - 0221 Csonka picks up 3 yards on a draw play.
4:292/7own 367 - 0212 Morris rushes for 1 yard off tackle right.
3:473/6own 377 - 0230 Kiick gains 2 yards up the middle.
3:044/4own 397 - 0P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 35.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 2:52
2:521/10own 357 - 0131 Starr scrambles for no gain.
2:162/10own 357 - 0221 Starr hits Pitts downfield who makes a nice catch, sheds a tackle before getting leveled. 31 yd gain.
1:321/10347 - 0221 Taylor pounds ahead for 11 yards.
0:491/10237 - 0221 Starr overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
0:422/10237 - 0221 Starr's pass is just out of the reach of Taylor.
0:363/10237 - 0041 Starr completes the pass to Long who makes the catch and falls forward for a 16 yd gain.
0:001/Goal77 - 0131Time Expires
End of 1st Quarter ... 1966 Green Bay: 7 1972 Miami: 0

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F2nd Quarter Play by Play
15:001/Goal77 - 0131 Taylor picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
14:202/Goal67 - 0131 Starr soft pass is to Taylor who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 4 yd gain.
13:393/Goal27 - 0122 Taylor rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
1966 Green Bay scores a touchdown!
13:36PAT 13 - 0FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 9 plays, 65 yds, 4:22
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 13:36
13:36Kickoffown 3014 - 0K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 9 and return it to the MIA 35.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 13:28
13:281/10own 3514 - 0212 Morris pounds ahead for 6 yards.
12:482/4own 4114 - 0212 Csonka picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
12:091/10own 4514 - 0212 Csonka is stopped at the line.
11:272/10own 4514 - 0230 Csonka is buried for a loss of 2 yards.
10:473/12own 4314 - 0140 Griese overthrows Warfield and the pass is incomplete.
10:404/12own 4314 - 0P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 18.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 10:30
10:301/10own 1814 - 0131 Starr soft pass is to Dale who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 10 yd gain.
9:501/10own 2814 - 0221 Pitts gains 18 yards on a sweep left.
9:061/10own 4614 - 0221 Taylor picks up 3 yards off tackle left.
8:232/7own 4914 - 0131 Taylor is stopped at the line.
7:453/7own 4914 - 0131 Pitts is buried for a loss of 1 yard.
7:034/8own 4814 - 0P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 20.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 6:52
6:521/10own 2014 - 0131 Morris rushes for 5 yards off tackle right.
6:142/5own 2514 - 0212 Morris picks up 47 yards on a draw play.
5:231/102814 - 0131 Kiick gains 6 yards up the middle.
4:432/42214 - 0230 Csonka rushes for 22 yards off tackle right.
1972 Miami scores a touchdown!
4:35PAT 14 - 6FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for the extra point.
The extra point attempt is good.
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 80 yds, 2:17
1972 Miami (MIA) at 4:35
4:35Kickoffown 3014 - 7K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 3 and return it to the GRE 26.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 4:27
4:271/10own 2614 - 7131 Starr's short pass is to Pitts who catches the ball and makes one guy miss before getting tackled for a 6 yd gain.
3:452/4own 3214 - 7221 Taylor gains 12 yards up the middle.
3:011/10own 4414 - 7131 Starr's short pass is to Fleming who makes the catch and falls forward for a 4 yd gain.
2:222/6own 4814 - 7221 Starr tosses the ball out to Dowler. Tackled for a loss of 1 yds.
2:003/7own 4714 - 7131*** 2 Minute Warning ***
2:003/7own 4714 - 7140 Starr's pass is to Dowler who makes the catch and falls forward for a 14 yd gain.
1:531/103914 - 7140*** 1966 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:531/103914 - 7221 Starr tosses the ball out to Fleming. Tackled for no gain.
1:352/103914 - 7131 Taylor picks up 1 yard off tackle left, and is run out of bounds.
1:313/93814 - 7131 Starr overthrows Long and the pass is incomplete.
1:254/93814 - 7P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
The ball goes into the end zone for a touchback.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 1:17
1:171/10own 2014 - 7221 Griese's pass is just out of reach of Fleming. Incomplete pass.
1:122/10own 2014 - 7212 Griese overthrows Kiick and the pass is incomplete.
1:073/10own 2014 - 7131Griese is sacked by Willie Davis for 8 yards.
1:004/18own 1214 - 7131*** 1966 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:004/18own 1214 - 7P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the MIA 44.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:49
0:491/104414 - 7131 Taylor picks up 16 yards on a draw play before running out of bounds.
0:431/102814 - 7221 Taylor picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
0:382/52314 - 7221*** 1966 Green Bay (GRE) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
0:382/52314 - 7140 Starr's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
0:323/52314 - 7221 Pitts gets 2 yards on a pitch right.
0:034/32114 - 7FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Chandler's 38 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 4 plays, 23 yds, 0:46
End of 2nd Quarter ... 1966 Green Bay: 17 1972 Miami: 7

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F3rd Quarter Play by Play
1972 Miami (MIA) at 15:00
15:00Kickoffown 3017 - 7K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 4 and return it to the GRE 23.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 14:53
14:531/10own 2317 - 7221 Taylor gains 2 yards up the middle.
14:102/8own 2517 - 7212 Hornung gains 15 yards on a sweep left.
13:281/10own 4017 - 7131 Pitts is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
12:502/11own 3917 - 7221 Taylor gets 1 yard on a pitch right.
12:083/10own 4017 - 7041Starr's pass is off the mark and intercepted.
Vern Den herder returns the interception to the MIA 43.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 11:58
11:581/10own 4317 - 7131 Morris gains 2 yards on a sweep left.
11:232/8own 4517 - 7230 Kiick rushes for 2 yards off tackle right.
10:453/6own 4717 - 7131 Csonka gains 1 yard up the middle.
10:024/5own 4817 - 7P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 20.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 9:53
9:531/10own 2017 - 7221 Taylor gets back to the line of scrimmage.
9:172/10own 2017 - 7221 Hornung carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
8:383/11own 1917 - 7140 Starr's pass is to Dale who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 20 yd gain.
7:551/10own 3917 - 7221 Taylor gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
7:202/9own 4017 - 7221 Hornung pounds ahead for 1 yard.
6:443/8own 4117 - 7140 Starr's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
6:394/8own 4117 - 7P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 27.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 6:28
6:281/10own 2717 - 7131 Kiick gains 4 yards up the middle.
5:522/6own 3117 - 7212 Csonka carries, but is tackled for a loss of 1 yard.
5:093/7own 3017 - 7230 Griese overthrows Warfield and the pass is incomplete.
5:024/7own 3017 - 7P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 41.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 4:50
4:501/10own 4117 - 7221 Starr overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
4:452/10own 4117 - 7212 Pitts picks up 4 yards on a draw play.
4:013/6own 4517 - 7131 Pitts gets 5 yards on a pitch right.
3:204/15017 - 7P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 18.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 3:10
3:101/10own 1817 - 7131 Morris rushes for 7 yards off tackle right.
2:342/3own 2517 - 7140 Griese hits Twilley. Catch is good and Twilley speeds down field for a 48 yd gain.
1:451/102717 - 7221 Warfield runs a reverse for 3 yards.
1:072/72417 - 7131 Griese overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
1:013/72417 - 7140 Griese's pass is to Warfield and dropped.
0:564/72417 - 7FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 41 yd. field goal hooks through the uprights!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 58 yds, 2:14
1972 Miami (MIA) at 0:52
0:52Kickoffown 3017 - 10K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 8 and return it to the GRE 31.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 0:44
0:441/10own 3117 - 10221 Pitts picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
0:092/9own 3217 - 10221 Pitts gains 3 yards up the middle.
0:003/6own 3517 - 10230Time Expires
End of 3rd Quarter ... 1966 Green Bay: 17 1972 Miami: 10

TimeDown
YTG
Ball OnScore
V - H
F4th Quarter Play by Play
15:003/6own 3517 - 10230 Taylor gets 1 yard on a pitch right, and runs out of bounds.
14:194/5own 3617 - 10P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the MIA 31.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 14:10
14:101/10own 3117 - 10131 Morris picks up 1 yard on a draw play before running out of bounds.
13:332/9own 3217 - 10230 Griese's pass is just out of the reach of Briscoe.
13:273/9own 3217 - 10230 PENALTY on MIA: False Start, 5 yards enforced on the MIA 32 - NO PLAY.
13:273/14own 2717 - 10140 Griese hits Twilley who gets a few steps before being brought down for a 18 yd gain.
12:461/10own 4517 - 10131 Morris picks up 7 yards on a draw play.
12:062/34817 - 10140 Griese's pass is just out of reach of Stowe. Incomplete pass.
11:593/34817 - 10131 Csonka is caught behind the line for a loss of 1 yard.
11:204/44917 - 10P1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a punt.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) return it to the GRE 17.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 11:10
11:101/10own 1717 - 10221 Hornung picks up 2 yards off tackle left.
10:352/8own 1917 - 10131 PENALTY on GRE: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 19 - NO PLAY.
10:352/13own 1417 - 10221 Starr overthrows Hornung and the pass is incomplete.
10:303/13own 1417 - 10041 Starr overthrows Dowler and the pass is incomplete.
10:244/13own 1417 - 10P1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a punt.
1972 Miami (MIA) return it to the GRE 38.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 10:14
10:141/103817 - 10131 Griese's pass is just out of reach of Briscoe. Incomplete pass.
10:092/103817 - 10230 Griese's pass is to Twilley who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
9:311/102517 - 10131 Morris gains 1 yard on a sweep left.
8:562/92417 - 10131 Csonka pounds ahead for 7 yards.
8:173/21717 - 10221 Csonka carries, but is tackled for no gain.
7:344/21717 - 10FG1972 Miami (MIA) prepares for a FG attempt.
Yepremian's 34 yd. field goal is right down the middle!
Drive Summary: 5 plays, 21 yds, 2:40
1972 Miami (MIA) at 7:30
7:30Kickoffown 3017 - 13K1972 Miami (MIA) prepares to kickoff.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) catch the ball at the GRE 6 and return it to the GRE 45.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 7:19
7:191/10own 4517 - 13221 PENALTY on GRE: Delay of Game, 5 yards enforced on the GRE 45 - NO PLAY.
7:191/15own 4017 - 13221 Starr hits Dowler who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 23 yd gain.
6:381/103717 - 13221 Starr's pass is just out of reach of Taylor. Incomplete pass.
6:302/103717 - 13221 Pitts picks up 1 yard on a draw play.
5:543/93617 - 13140 Starr completes the pass to Taylor. Tackled immediately for a 9 yd gain.
5:101/102717 - 13131 Starr screen pass is to Fleming. Tackled for a loss of 3 yds.
4:312/133017 - 13212 Taylor gets 4 yards on a pitch right.
3:493/92617 - 13041 Starr's pass is to Dale who makes the catch and falls forward for a 16 yd gain.
3:081/Goal1017 - 13131 Starr's pass is batted down. Incomplete pass.
3:032/Goal1017 - 13131 Starr's pass into the endzone is just out of reach of McGee. Incomplete pass.
2:553/Goal1017 - 13041 Starr overthrows Fleming and the pass is incomplete.
2:494/Goal1017 - 13FG1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares for a FG attempt.
Chandler's 27 yd. field goal is good!
Drive Summary: 10 plays, 50 yds, 4:30
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 2:45
2:45Kickoffown 3020 - 13K1966 Green Bay (GRE) prepares to kickoff.
1972 Miami (MIA) catch the ball at the MIA 0 and return it to the MIA 20.
1972 Miami (MIA) at 2:41
2:411/10own 2020 - 13212 Griese completes the pass to Warfield who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 21 yd gain.
2:211/10own 4120 - 13131 Griese tosses the ball out to Fleming who holds on to the ball, makes a few guys miss for a 26 yd gain.
2:011/103320 - 13221 Csonka gains 13 yards up the middle.
1:551/102020 - 13221*** 2 Minute Warning ***
1:551/102020 - 13131 Griese hits Stowe who holds on to the the ball and runs for a 13 yd gain.
1:481/Goal720 - 13131*** 1972 Miami (MIA) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:481/Goal720 - 13212 Griese overthrows Morris in the endzone and the pass is incomplete.
1:432/Goal720 - 13131 Morris carries, but is tackled for no gain.
1:283/Goal720 - 13230 Griese tosses the ball out to Stowe. Tackled for a loss of 2 yds before getting run out of bounds.
1:224/Goal920 - 13140 Griese overthrows Warfield in the endzone and the pass is incomplete.
1966 Green Bay (GRE) at 1:14
1:141/10own 920 - 13221 Taylor picks up 1 yard off tackle left.
1:102/9own 1020 - 13221*** 1972 Miami (MIA) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:102/9own 1020 - 13212 Pitts picks up 5 yards on a draw play.
1:053/4own 1520 - 13212*** 1972 Miami (MIA) CALLS A TIMEOUT ***
1:053/4own 1520 - 13212 Pitts picks his way for 19 yards.
0:181/10own 3420 - 13212Bratkowski takes a knee.
0:002/11own 3320 - 13212Time Expires
End of 4th Quarter ... 1966 Green Bay: 20 1972 Miami: 13

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