(SAN FRANCISCO) - The Green Ray Packers, who once admitted they were "dead" in this year's title race, vaulted into the Western Division lead on the talented running and kicking of workhorse Paul Hornung, who led them through the mud and rain to a slippery 13-0 victory over the San Francisco Forty-Niners. Hornung, with a pile-driving assist all day from Jim Taylor, scored the lone touchdown of the day, kicked a point after and also booted two field goals. In fact, the Packers were so good on defense that they never allowed San Francisco more than one foot inside their territory. The two teams, unable to make much ground during the heavy rain of the first half, went scoreless until 52 seconds before the intermission. Green Bay Packers got on the board when Hornung kicked a mud-soaked ball 38 yards for a field goal. That three points stood up until the last quarter. The Packer defense, with end Bill Quinlan and tackles Henry Jordan and Dave Hanner providing a stone wall, kept San Francisco deep in its own territory. Then Green Bay started a drive from its own 16 and in nine plays drove the 84 yards to score. The concluding run was Hornung's 28-yarder behind a horde of blockers.
GREEN BAY - 0 3 0 10 - 13
SAN FRANCISCO - 0 0 0 0 - 0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 28-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
4th - GB - Hornung, 28-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
4th - GB - Hornung, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-0