NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Herb Adderley       26   CB 6- 1 205 Michigan State   1  1 22 14 1961 Draft - 1st round
Ben Agajanian        3    K 6- 0 220 New Mexico       1  9 42  3 1961 FA - Dallas (AFL)
Tom Bettis          65   LB 6- 2 225 Purdue           7  7 28 12 1955 Draft - 1st round
Lew Carpenter       33   FB 6- 2 215 Arkansas         3  8 29 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Dan Currie          58   LB 6- 3 240 Michigan State   4  4 26 14 1958 Draft - 1st round
Ben Davidson        72   DE 6- 8 275 Washington       1  1 21 14 1961 Trade - New York
Willie Davis        87   DE 6- 3 240 Grambling        2  4 27 14 1960 Trade - Cleveland
Boyd Dowler         86    E 6- 5 220 Colorado         3  3 23 14 1959 Draft - 3rd round
Lee Folkins         81   DE 6- 5 220 Washington       1  1 22 14 1961 Draft - 6th round
Bill Forrester      71   LB 6- 3 240 SMU              9  9 29 14 1953 Draft - 3rd round
Forrest Gregg       75    G 6- 4 250 SMU              5  5 27 14 1956 Draft - 2nd round
Hank Gremminger     46   DB 6- 1 205 Baylor           6  6 28 14 1956 Draft - 7th round
Dale Hackbart       40   DB 6- 3 200 Wisconsin        2  2 23  2 1960 Draft - 5th round
Dave Hanner         79   DT 6- 2 260 Arkansas        10 10 31 13 1952 Draft - 5th round
Paul Hornung         5   HB 6- 2 215 Notre Dame       5  5 25 12 1957 Draft - Bonus
Ken Iman            53    C 6- 1 230 SW Missouri St   2  2 23 14 1960 FA
Henry Jordan        74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia         3  5 26 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Gary Knafelc        84    E 6- 4 220 Colorado         8  8 29 13 1954 FA - Chi Cardinals
Ron Kostelnik       77   DT 6- 4 260 Cincinnati       1  1 21 14 1961 Draft - 2nd round
Jerry Kramer        64    G 6- 3 250 Idaho            4  4 25  7 1958 Draft - 4th round
Ron Kramer          88    E 6- 3 230 Michigan         4  4 26 14 1957 Draft - 1st round
Norm Masters        78    T 6- 2 250 Michigan State   5  5 28 14 1957 Trade - Detroit
Max McGee           85    E 6- 3 205 Tulane           6  6 29 13 1954 Draft - 5th round
Tom Moore           25   HB 6- 2 215 Vanderbilt       2  2 23 13 1960 Draft - 1st round
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 235 Illinois         4  4 24 12 1958 Draft - 3rd round
Elijah Pitts        22   HB 6- 1 200 Philander Smith  1  1 22 14 1961 Draft - 13th round
Bill Quinlan        83   DE 6- 3 250 Michigan State   3  5 29 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Jim Ringo           51    C 6- 1 235 Syracuse         9  9 31 14 1953 Draft - 7th round
John Roach          10   QB 6- 4 200 SMU              1  4 28  7 1961 Trade - St. Louis
Bob Skoronski       76    T 6- 3 250 Indiana          4  4 27 13 1956 Draft - 5th round
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 200 Alabama          6  6 27 14 1956 Draft - 17th round
John Symank         27   DB 5-11 180 Florida          5  5 26 14 1957 Draft - 23rd round
Jim Taylor          31   FB 6- 0 215 LSU              4  4 26 14 1958 Draft - 2nd round
1961 Packers Media Guide
Sports Illustrated
December 18th
Sports Illustrated
September 25th
Bears at Packers
August 26th
Giants at Packers
September 3rd
Bears at Packers
October 1st
Packers at Bears
November 12th
Packers at 49ers
December 10th
Championship Program
1961 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
JAN 23 - FB Roger Hagberg (10th round) signed with WINNIPEG (CFL)
JAN 26 - DT Ken Beck, DB Dick Pesonen, HB Paul Winslow selected by Minnesota in expansion draft
FEB 5 - HB Lewis Johnson (7th round) signed with HOUSTON (AFL)
MARCH 27 - Traded QB Lamar McHan to Baltimore for a 1962 5th round choice and a 1964 3rd round choice
JUNE 21 -  Traded HB Joel Wells to NEW YORK for a 1962 3rd round choice
AUG 6 - Waived T John Miller, T Leland Bondhus, G Bob Beaver, E Clarence Lucerna and HB John Rollins
AUG 8 - Traded a 1962 3rd round choice to CLEVELAND for QB John Roach. Traded E Steve Meilinger to DALLAS for a
1962 12th round choice
AUG 28 - Released E Clarence Mason and T Jim Brewington
SEPT 7 - Placed LB Tom Bettis on the injured reserve. Traded undisclosed draft choice to NEW YORK for DE Ben Davidson. Released FB Larry Hickman.
SEPT 12 - Waived QB Val Keckin. DE Jim Temp retired.
SEPT 26 - Traded DB Dale Hackbart to WASHINGTON for a 1962 6th round choice
NOV 16 - Signed K Ben Agajanian in cash deal with DALLAS (AFL)
1961 IN REVIEW
An expanded 14-game schedule proved to be no problem for the Packers, as they won their first championship since 1944. Led by Jim
Taylor, Paul Hornung and Tom Moore, Green Bay racked up more rushing yards (2,350), more first downs (142) and more touchdowns
(27) than anyone else in the NFL. Bart Starr completed 58 percent of his passes for a team record 2,418 yards. The defense ranked 6th in the league, giving up fewer points than anyone else but the Giants. The team also recored 29 takeaways, tied for Detroit as second best. After clinching the Western Conference title in Week 12, Green Bay had no problem in the NFL Title game, the first one ever held in Green Bay. They steamrolled the New York Giants, 37-0, holding them to six first downs and 130 yards on offense. The defense picked off Y.A. Tittle four times. To end speculation that Vince Lombardi may be heading to the Giants as head coach, Green Bay signed him to a new five-year contract in August.
THE BEST LINEBACKER WHO NEVER WAS
He was a 14th round draft choice out of Wichita in 1961, an afterthought on a team that was loaded with linebackers - Ray Nitschke, Dan Currie and Bill Forester were the big names. Nelson Toburen would eventually become one of the great "What-Ifs" in Packer history. After playing as a reserve his rookie season, the former Shocker appeared poised to become one of the key components of the Packer dynasty of the 1960s. When Dan Currie went down with a knee injury in 1962, Toburen was given the start on November 18th against Baltimore. He tackled Johnny Unitas in the open field, causing a fumble. Everyone got up after the play,  with the ball in the hands of fellow linebacker Ray Nitschke, except for Toburen. His neck was broken, his career over, and his ability to walk in serious doubt. His days as a Packer officially came to an end on August 27th 1963, when the team waived the injured veteran. It is said that when Vince Lombardi wept openly when he saw Turen in the hospital, and paid the salary of the young man through the end of the 1963 season, which the coach and franchise had no obligation to do. Toburen spent a year in a body cast, then became a lawyer and judge in Kansas. he would see more tragedy in his life. In 1987, his son, Chris, a First Lieutenant in the Marines, was piloting a helicopter which crashed into a remote area of Camp Pendleton, California. Toburen and three others died in the crash.
(Pictured - Vince Lombardi with Packers’ linebacker Nelson Toburen in this training camp in 1962. Credit to Packerville.blogspot.com)
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Fuzzy Thurston      63    G 6- 1 250 Valparaiso       3  4 26 14 1959 Trade - Baltimore
Nelson Toburen      61   LB 6- 3 235 Wichita          1  1 22 14 1961 Draft - 14th round
Emlen Tunnell       45   DB 6- 1 210 Iowa             3 14 36 13 1959 Trade - New York
Jesse Whittenton    47   DB 6- 0 195 Texas-El Paso    4  6 27 14 1958 FA - Chicago Bears
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 185 USC              2  2 24 14 1960 FA
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age at Start of Season G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1961 PACKERS DRAFT (December 27-28, 1961)
RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE
1  -  12 Herb Adderley          DB Michigan State
2  -  26 Ron Kostelnik           T Cincinnati
3  -  40 Phil Nugent            QB Tulane
4a -  54 *-Paul Dudley          HB Arkansas
4b -  56 Joe LeSage (A)          G Tulane
5  -  68 Jack Novak              G Miami (Fla.)
6  -  82 Lee Folkins            DE Washington
7  -  96 Lewis Johnson          HB Florida A&M
8  - 108 to Cleveland Browns for Bob Jarus
9  - 124 Vester Flanagan         T Humboldt
10a- 128 Roger Hagberg (B)      FB Minnesota
10b- 138 Buck McLeod             T Baylor     
11 - 152 Val Keckin             QB S.Mississippi
12 - 166 *-John Denvir           T Colorado 
13 - 180 Elijah Pitts           HB Philan. Smith 
14 - 194 Nelson Toburen         LB Wichita 
15 - 208 *-Ray Lardani           T Miami (Fla.) 
16 - 222 Clarence Mason          E Bowling Green
17 - 236 Jim Brewington          T NC Central 
18 - 250 Arthur Sims             B Texas A&M 
19 - 264 Leland Bondhus          T S. Dakota St
20 - 278 Ray Ratkowski          HB Notre Dame 
A - from Philadelphia Eagles for Bob Freeman - B - from Dallas Cowboys for Fred Cone - * - Juniors
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
(DALLAS) - Green Bay's Packers got off to an auspicious start Friday night by trimming the Dallas Cowboys in an exhibition game. Bart Starr, the old Alabama ace, passed five yards to Paul Hornung for one touchdown, set up two more and his throwing and running combined with the dashes of Jim Taylor led to a fourth. Taylor's 16-yard field goal rounded out the Green Bay scoring. The Cowboys did not win a game in their first appearance in the NFL last year but got off to a fine start a week by ago beating the Minnesota Vikings 38-13. Dallas made its touchdown on a sensational play. It was an 80-yard pass play from Eddie LeBaron to Frank Clarke. Moore scored twice for Green Bay on runs of five and six yards. Taylor scored on a two yard plunge and kicked a 16 yard field goal and three out of four extra points. Homung grabbed a 4-yard pass for his touchdown.
GREEN BAY -  7  6 14  3 - 30
DALLAS    -  0  7  7  0 - 7
1st - GB - Moore, 5-yard run (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 4-yard pass from Starr (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 13-0
3rd - GB - Taylor, 2-yard run (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 20-0
3rd - GB - Moore, 6-yard run (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 27-0
3rd - DAL - Frank Clarke, 80-yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Clarke kick) GREEN BAY 27-7
4th - GB - Taylor, 16-yard field goal GREEN BAY 30-7
1961 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (5-0)
AUGUST (3-0)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
11 at Dallas Cowboys                   W 30- 7      1- 0-0 30,000 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (112)                                        Boyd Dowler (5)
18 at St. Louis Cardinals              W 31-10      2- 0-0 31,056 Bart Starr                                           Bart Starr (193)
26 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     W 24-14      3- 0-0 42,560 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (97)             Bart Starr (229)
SEPTEMBER (2-0)
4  G-NEW YORK GIANTS                   W 20-17      4- 0-0 33,452 Bart Starr                                           Bart Starr (171)
9  Washington Redskins at Columbus, GA W 31-24      5- 0-0 18,000
1961 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (11-3)
SEPTEMBER (1-1)
17 M-DETROIT LIONS (0-0)               L 13-17      0- 1-0 44,307 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (85)             Bart Starr (173)            Max McGee (7-127)
24 G-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-0)         W 30-10      1- 1-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (63)             Bart Starr (161)            Ron Kramer (5-61)
OCTOBER (5-0)
1  G-CHICAGO BEARS (1-1)               W 24- 0      2- 1-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (130)            Bart Starr (111)            Boyd Dowler (4-41)
8  G-BALTIMORE COLTS (2-1)             W 45- 7      3- 1-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (111)          Bart Starr (157)            Four tied with 3 each
15 at Cleveland Browns (3-1)           W 49-17      4- 1-0 75,049 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (158)            Bart Starr (272)            Max McGee (5-120)
22 at Minnesota Vikings (1-4)          W 33- 7      5- 1-0 42,007 Bart Starr               Tom Moore (159)             Bart Starr (206)            Ron Kramer (4-62) 
29 M-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-5)           W 28-10      6- 1-0 44,116 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (70)           Bart Starr (311)            Max McGee (6-102)
NOVEMBER (3-1)
5  at Baltimore Colts (3-4)            L 21-45      6- 2-0 57,641 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (93)             Bart Starr (64)             Boyd Dowler (2-21)
12 at Chicago Bears (5-3)              W 31-28      7- 2-0 49,711 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (94)           Bart Starr (160)            Jim Taylor (3-26)
19 G-LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-6)            W 35-17      8- 2-0 38,669 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (47)             Bart Starr (173)            Max McGee (5-90)
23 at Detroit Lions (6-3-1)            W 17- 9      9- 2-0 55,662 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (94)             Bart Starr (159)            Max McGee (6-92)
DECEMBER (2-1)
3  M-NEW YORK GIANTS (9-2)             W 20-17     10- 2-0 47,012 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (186)            Bart Starr (125)            Boyd Dowler (3-52)
10 at San Francisco 49ers (6-5-1)      L 21-22     10- 3-0 55,722 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (122)            Bart Starr (185)            Max McGee (5-88)
17 at Los Angeles Rams (4-9)           W 24-17     11- 3-0 49,169 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (78)             Bart Starr (161)            Boyd Dowler (5-69)
1961 POST-SEASON RESULTS (1-0)
DECEMBER - 1961 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP
31 G-NEW YORK GIANTS (10-3-1)          W 37- 0             39,029 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (89)           Bart Starr (164)            Ron Kramer (4-80)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee
(ST. LOUIS) - Veteran Bart Starr, who passed the Green Bay Packers to the Western Division title last year apparently has lost none of his skill. The Green Bay quarterback passed the Packers to a 31-10 rornp over the St. Louis Cardinals in an exhibition game Friday night before a crowd of 31,056, the largest ever to see a football game in St. Louis. It was the Packers second exhibition victory in as many starts. Starr passed for two touchdowns, set up a third with his tosses and completed 10 of 19 for 193 yards. Jim Taylor, the bruising 215-pound fullback, scored 13 points for Green Bay with his running and kicking. The Cardinals lost the service of veteran halfback John David Crow, a 1,000-yard gainer last season, for six weeks when he fractured an ankle. His leg will be in a cast for about five or six weeks.
GREEN BAY - 14  7  3  7 - 31
ST. LOUIS -  0  3  0  7 - 10
1st - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - McGee, 39-yard pass from Starr (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - STL - Gerry Perry, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - GB - Kramer, 32-yard pass from Starr (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - GB - Taylor, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-3
4th - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Taylor kick) GREEN BAY 31-3
4th - STL - Frank Mestnik, 1-yard run (Bobby Joe Conrad kick) GREEN BAY 31-10
(MILWAUKEE) - Green Bay coach Vince Lombardi claims he's satisfied with the progress of his 1961 Packers. But even victory can't keep him from bristling at mistakes on the field. "I'm not too happy about our mistakes," Lombardi said after the Packers' 24-14 come-from-behind triumph over the Chicago Bears Saturday night in the 12th annual Midwest Shrine benefit game. "Yes, I'm satisfied with our progress in training for this time of year," the fiery mentor said. "But we made too many mistakes, both mental and physical, against the Bears." The Packers outplayed the Bears by a wide margin, but had to rally for a pair of fourth period touchdowns to post their third exhibition victory of the season and 11th straight since 1959. Playing before a Milwaukee County Stadium crowd of 42,560, the largest turnout in history for a game between professional football clubs in Wisconsin, Green Bay struck early and late.
CHICAGO   -  0 14  0  0 - 14
GREEN BAY -  7  0  3 14 - 24
1st - GB - Taylor, 2-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CHI - Roger LeClerc, 29-yard interception return (LeClerc kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - CHI - Joe Morris, 45-yard pass from Ed Brown (LeClerc kick) CHICAGO 14-7
3rd - GB - Hornung, 10-yard field goal CHICAGO 14-10
4th - GB - Taylor, 2-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
4th - GB - Hornung, 6-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 24-14
(GREEN BAY) - Quarterback Bart Starr was on target again Monday night as the Packers beat the New York Giants. 20-17, but the reassurring news was that Paul Hornung's toe and leg are healthy again. Playing before the largest crowd ever to see a game here, Starr completed 18 of 25 passes for 171 yards and one touchdown as the Packers twice came from behind. Starr's tosses also set up all but one of the other Packer tallies. But it was Hornung who was the hero. He legged the ball 13 yards through the upright's in the last quarter to give the Packers the win, after the Giants' Pat Summerall had tied with a 25-yard boot. The game raised $30,000 for the Bishop's Charity, and was the first night professional game played here.
NEW YORK  -  7  0  7  3 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0 10  7  3 - 20
1st - NY - Joe Morrison, 7-yd pass from Charlie Conerly (Pat Summerall kick) NEW YORK 7-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 40-yard field goal NEW YORK 7-3
2nd - GB - McGee, 10-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - NY - Bob Gaiters, 77-yard run (Summerall kick) NEW YORK 14-10
3rd - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
4th - NY - Summerall, 25-yard field goal TIED 17-17
4th - GB - Hornung, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-17
(COLUMBUS, GA) - The Green Bay Packers exploded for 17 points in the third period and held off a late rally by the Washington Redskins to win a National Football League exhibition game Saturday night. Bart Starr threw two touchdown passes, Tom Moore ran a kickoff back 83 yards and fullback Jim Taylor blasted in from the 12 as the Packers' offense overwhelmed Washington for three quarters. The Redskins, paced by rookie quarterback Norman Snead, came back to score 17 points in the fourth period but fell seven points short at the finish. Snead completed 14 of 32 passes for a total of 268 yards and two touchdowns. More than 18,000 shirtsleeved fans saw the game. With Starr at the controls, the Packers went 82 yards in four plays the second time they got their hands on the ball. Coach Vince Lombardi's crew did not slow down until he sent in his reserves both on offense and defense. His regulars had moved into a 31-7 lead at one time before the Redskins scored a pair of touchdowns
and a field goal late in the game.
WASHINGTON -  0  7  0 17 - 24
GREEN BAY  -  7  7 17  0 - 31
1st - GB - Dowler, 46-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-7
2nd - WASH - Norm Snead, 19-yard run (John Aveni kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - McGee, 26-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
3rd - GB - Moore, 82-yard kickoff return (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - GB - Taylor, 13-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
3rd - GB - Hornung, 43-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-7
4th - WASH - Aveni, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-10
4th - WASH - Dick James, 32-yard pass from Snead (Aveni kick) GREEN BAY 31-17
4th - WASH - Tom Osborne, 20-yard pass from Snead (Aveni kick) GREEN BAY 31-24
(MILWAUKEE) - The Lions shackled Green Bay's vaunted ground attack and stopped a late threat on Dick Lane's pass interception in the closing minutes, defeating Green Bay, 17-13. Lane picked the loose ball out of the air after Bart Starr's pass bounced off Gary Knafelc's fingers, ending Green Bay's final chance. Lane, a veteran defensive hack, hauled in the slippery ball at his seven, and returned it six yards. The Lions then ran out the clock in hree plays. The Detroit defense, rated by many as one of the finest in the league, surrendered a touchdown to Green Bay less than 3 1/2 minutes after the opening kickoff. But then the Lions settled down and bottled up the overland attack which led the Packers to the Western Conference championship a year ago. A couple of Yale Lary punts deep in Packer territory set up both Detroit scores.
DETROIT   -  7  7  0  3 - 17
GREEN BAY -  7  3  0  3 - 13
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   15            17
Rush-yards-TDs          38-128-2      28-132-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-23-145-0-1 14-27-173-0-2
Sacked-yards                 1-7          1-11
Net pass yards               138           162
Total yards                  266           294
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             5-45          2-29
SCORING
1st- GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st- DET - Nick Pietrosante, 1-yard run (Jim Martin kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - DET - Pietrosante, 15-yard pass from Earl Morrall (Martin kick) DETROIT 14-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 15-yard field goal DETROIT 14-10
4th - GB - Hornung, 26-yard field goal DETROIT 14-13
4th - DET - Martin, 44-yard field goal DETROIT 17-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 15-85 1 TD, Paul Hornung 7-24, Tom Moore 4-15, Bart Starr 2-8
DETROIT - Nick Pietrosante 15-41 2 TD, Dan Lewis 12-25, Howard Cassady 5-25, Frank Lary 1-14, Earl Morrall 3-5, Johnny Olszewski 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 26-14-173 2 INT, Paul Hornung 1-0-0
DETROIT - Earl Morrall 24-12-160 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 7-127, Jim Taylor 3-18, Paul Hornung 3-17, Gary Knafelc 1-11
DETROIT - Nick  Pietrosante 5-64 1 TD, Terry Barr 4-31, Gail Cogdill 3-65
WEATHER: 60 degrees, relative humidity 63%, wind 9 mph
The Packer huddle at San Francisco - December 10th
(GREEN BAY) - A year ago the Green Bay Packers employed a bruising ground attack to sweep to the Western Division championship in the National Football League. Now Bart Starr is keeping opposing defenses honest with pinpoint passing. Starr, reaching a peak as a top-flight pro quarterback in his sixth season with Green Bay, directed the Packers to a 30-10 victory over the San Francisco 49ers before a packed crowd of 38,669 Sunday at newly-enlarged City Stadium. The former Alabama star mixed his plays with the precision-like skill of a surgeon in leading the Packers on an 81-yard march for, a touchdown in the first period. He finished by hitting end Max McGee with a perfect 21- yard scoring pass in the final quarter. The Packers went the distance the second time they had the ball to jump into a 7-0 lead. Starr had Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung hitting the line and three times caught the 49ers by surprise with passes to Ron Kramer for a total of 34 yards. Hornung finally banged into the end zone from one yard out and added the extra point. The 49ers, sparked by Abe Woodson's 49-yard return of the
ensuing kickoff, tied the count before the end of the period. J.W. Lockett capped the surge by going off left guard for the final yard. Unheralded Willie Wood, a defensive specialist used on kickoff and punt returns, sent Green Bay in front to stay in the second period. Wood took a punt on the run, eluded a couple of tacklers, picked up a couple of blocks and raced 39 yards for a touchdown. Hornung, who set an NFL record by scoring 176 points a year ago, booted a 13-yard field goal to boost the Packers' advantage to 17-7. Tommy Davis then booted a 46-yarder for the 49ers before Hornung clicked on a three-point effort from the San Francisco 43 just before halftime. Hornung added a 15-yard field goal in the third period before the Packers completed the scoring on Starr's touchdown pass to McGee in the finale. With the Packers held to 124 yards by rushing, Starr hit on 11 of 16 passes for 161 yards.
SAN FRANCISCO -  7  3  0  0 - 10
GREEN BAY     -  7 13  3  7 - 30
                   SAN FRANCISCO      GREEN BAY
First downs                   15             19
Rush-yards-TDs          30-137-1       37-124-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-25-117-0-3  11-16-161-1-1
Sacked-yards                2-21           1-10
Net pass yards                96            151
Total yards                  233            275
Fumbles-lost                 2-0            0-0
Turnovers                      3              1
Penalties-yards             1-38           5-42
SCORING
1st - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - SF - J.W. Lockett, 1-yard run (Tommy Davis kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Wood, 39-yard punt return (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-7
2nd - SF - Davis, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-10
2nd - GB - Hornung, 15-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-10
3rd - GB - Hornung, 43-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-10
4th - GB - McGee, 23-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 30-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 13-63, Paul Hornung 17-51 1 TD, Tom Moore 5-7, Bart Starr 1-2, Ron Kramer 1-1
 SAN FRANCISCO - J.D. Smith 16-102, Billy Kilmer 3-18, C.R. Roberts 4-15, J.W. Lockett 5-5 1 TD, John Brodie 1-0, Ray Norton 1-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 16-11-161 1 TD 1 INT
SAN FRANCISCO - John Brodie 20-9-93 1 INT, Billy Kilmer 5-1-24 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ron Kramer 5-61, Max McGee 3-52 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 2-36, Paul Hornung 1-12
SAN FRANCISCO - R.C. Owens 3-60, Monty Stickles 3-28, J.W. Lockett 2-18, J.D. Smith 2-11
WEATHER: 50 degrees, relative humidity 90%, wind 17 mph
(GREEN BAY) - Rugged Jim Taylor. Green Bay's pile-driving fullback, has picked up where he left off in 1960 in powering the Packers' awesome overland attack. Taylor piled up 130 yards, scoring one touchdown and setting up a field goal on a 53-yard run, as the Packers belted the Chicago Bears 24-0 in the 85th meeting of an old National Football League rivalry before a packed crowd of 38,669 Sunday at City Stadium. The Green Bay defense turned in a magnificent goal line stand in the opening minutes to show their offensive mates how things are done. The offensive unit got the idea and Taylor and Paul Hornung began piling up yardage while Bart Starr triggered some fancy passes. The Bears rocked the Packers on the first series of downs, forcing a Green Bay punt on fourth down and 21 yards to go. Chicago returned the kick to the Green Bay 33 and drove to a first down on the 6. Two running plays moved the ball to the 1. Fullback Bill Brown hit the left side, only to be stopped inches from the goal. Dan Carrie and Ray Nitschke then came up with the "big" play for the Packers. Chicago quarterback  Ed Brown dropped back to pass as Currie and Nitschke barrelled in on him. Brown finally was brought down for a 14-yard loss and the Packers took over. Johnny Symak picked off a Brown pass and returned
 29 yards to the Chicago 15 to set up the initial touchdown in the first period. Starr, given a rough time all afternoon
by the blitzing Bears, lost ground trying to pass, but then hit Boyd Dowler cutting down the middle in the end zone.
Paul Hornung added the first of his three conversions. Hornung booted a 37-yard field goal in the second period for a 10-0 halftime lead. The successful placement was made after Taylor took off on the longest run of his pro career. Burly Jim broke through the line at his 17, pulled out of the clutches of a defender at the 20 and raced to the Chicago 30 before being forced out of bounds. The Packets scored in the third period after a brilliant 21-yard punt return to the Chicago 42 by Willie Wood. Hornung got a good block by end Max McGee and raced 25 yards to the 17. Starr then passed 14 yards to McGee on the 3 and Taylor banged inside left end for the touchdown. The second of two pass interceptions by Currie set the stage for a fourth period touchdown. Starting on the Chicago 46, Green Bay went the distance in six plays, Starr pitching to Ron Kramer from the 17 for the six points. The touchdown was Kramer's first in the NFL. He was Green Bay's No. 1 draft choice in 1957 after earning All-America honors at Michigan, but his progress has been slowed by military service. Taylor boosted his rushing yardage to 279 in three games. He set a Green Bay record of 1,101 yards last year, finishing second to Cleveland's Jim Brown among NFL ground-gaining leaders. The Packers' first blanking of the Bears since 1935 was Green Bay's second straight victory after a 17-13 upset by Detroit in their 1961 opener. The Bears are 1-2.
CHICAGO   -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  7  3  7  7 - 24
                          CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                    16            18
Rush-yards-TDs           32-124-0      33-198-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  13-29-149-0-4 13-23-111-2-2
Sacked-yards                 2-18          3-28
Net pass yards                131            83
Total yards                   255           281
Fumbles-lost                  2-0           2-1
Turnovers                       4             3
Penalties-yards              5-57          4-20
SCORING
1st - GB - Dowler, 18-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
3rd - GB - Taylor, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
4th - GB - R.Kramer, 17-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 24-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 19-130 1 TD, Paul Hornung 9-59, Tom Moore 3-12, Bart Starr 2-(-3)
CHICAGO - Willie Gallimore 10-55, Johnny Morris 6-21, Rick Casares 6-21, Bill Brown 5-15, Ed Brown 3-8, Billy Wade 2-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-13-111 2 TD 2 INT
CHICAGO - Ed Brown 22-10-123 3 INT, Billy Wade 7-3-26 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 4-41 1 TD, Max McGee 3-36, Jim Taylor 3-(1), Ron Kramer 2-28 1 TD, Paul Hornung 1-7
CHICAGO - Johnny Morris 7-65, Mike Ditka 3-47, Bo Farrington 2-31, Rick Casares 1-6
WEATHER: 46 degrees, relative humidity 76%, wind 19 mph
(GREEN BAY) - Paul Hornung touched off a personal 33-point scoring spree with a 54-yard touchdown jaunt, and the Packers went on to rout the Colts. Hornung, who set an NFL record by scoring 176 points a year ago, tallied four touchdowns, booted a 38-yard field goal and kicked six extra points as the Packers registered their third straight triumph since being upset by Detroit in the season's opener. Green Bay's stingy defense, which has allowed only 34 points in four outings, smothered Baltimore's vaunted passing attack triggered by Johnny Unitas. The Packers intercepted five Unitas passes and one by Lamar McHan, the Colts' No. 2 quarterback. 
BALTIMORE -  0  7  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY -  7 10 14 14 - 45
                       BALTIMORE     GREEN BAY
​First downs                   18            25
Rush-yards-TDs          32-153-1      30-211-4
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-29-147-0-6 13-29-157-1-1
Sacked-yards                1-11          1-11
Net pass yards               136           146
Total yards                  289           357
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           0-0
Turnovers                      8             1
Penalties-yards             9-73         10-69
SCORING
1st - GB - Hornung, 54-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - BALT - Lenny Moore, 1-yard run (Steve Myrha kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7 
2nd - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Hornung, 8-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
3rd - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
4th - GB - Wood, 72-yard punt return (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 38-7
4th - GB - Taylor, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 45-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 11-111 3 TD, Jim Taylor 13-82 1 TD, Tom Moore 3-17, Elijah Pitts 2-6, Ron Kramer 1-(-5)
BALTIMORE - Joe Perry 12-63, Alex Hawkins 9-38, Lenny Moore 4-19 1 TD, Johnny Unitas 3-12, Mark Smolinski 2-12, Lamar McHan 2-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 25-13-157 1 TD 1 INT, John Roach 4-0-0
BALTIMORE - Johnny Unitas 24-11-141 5 INT, Lamar McHan 5-1-6 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 3-47, Max McGee 3-42, Paul Hornung 3-28 1 TD, Jim Taylor 3-24, Ron Kramer 1-16
BALTIMORE - Raymond Berry 4-71, Lenny Moore 4-60, Joe Perry 2-27, Alex Hawkins 2-(11)
WEATHER: 60 degrees, relative humidity 71%, wind 11 mph
Paul Hornung runs in the mud against Detroit on Thanksgiving Day
​(PICTURED ABOVE LEFT) - Here’s the program from an event we’d not heard about before. Eight days prior to the 1961 N.F.L. championship game between Green Bay and the New York Giants, there was a Saturday afternoon rally at the Brown County Memorial Arena across from the stadium to salute the Packers and their accomplishments in that season. Many awards were given out, and the league’s commissioner, Pete Rozelle, was there as well.
(PICTURED ABOVE RIGHT) - Prior to the 1961 N.F.L. title game, the Green Bay Press-Gazette produced this booklet about the game to advertise itself and to let everyone know how important this event would be for the city of Green Bay. It would be the first time that a championship game would be played in what would later become known as “Titletown, U.S.A.,” even though they had won six N.F.L. titles to that point. Two more championship games would be played in Green Bay (1965 and 1967) before the Super Bowl took over and was played at “neutral” sites. (Photo Credit: Packerville.blogspot.com)
Vince Lombardi and the Packers after clinching the N.F.L.’s Western Conference in 1961. They went on to beat the Giants for the N.F.L. title. (Photo Credit - New York Times)
(CLEVELAND) - Jim Taylor put on a one-man show as the Packers swamped the Browns, 49-17. Taylor scored four touchdowns on runs ranging from one to 45 yards, picked up 168 yards iri 21 tries and took a runaway lead over Jim Brown of Cleveland for the season's ground gaining laurels. The Packers scored on touchdown drives of 69, 68, 80 and 80 yards the first four times they had the ball and Cleveland's only score up to that time was Lou Groza's 27-yard field goal. Milt Plum hit Gern Nagler and Ray Renfro with scoring passes after that, but Green Bay made it a rout on a four-yard score by Taylor, a 48-yard pass from Bart Starr to Max McGee and a one-yard plunge by substitute quarterback John Roach. It was the biggest regular game score run up against the Browns since Pittsburgh beat them, 55-27, in 1954.
GREEN BAY - 14  7  7 21 - 49
CLEVELAND -  0  3  7  7 - 17
                       GREEN BAY     CLEVELAND
First downs                   23            20
Rush-yards-TDs          35-216-6      33-125-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-17-272-1-0 17-26-187-2-1
Sacked-yards                 1-6          2-22
Net pass yards               266           165
Total yards                  482           290
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-2
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             4-50          2-26
SCORING
1st- GB - Taylor, 26-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st- GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - CLE - Lou Groza, 27-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - GB - Hornung, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - GB - Taylor, 45-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 28-3
3rd - CLE - Gern Nagler, 21-yard pass from Milt Plum (Groza kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
4th - GB - Taylor, 4-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 35-10
4th - CLE - Ray Renfro, 13-yard pass from Plum (Groza kick) GREEN BAY 35-17
4th - GB - McGee, 45-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 42-17
4th - GB - Roach, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 49-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 21-158 4 TD, Paul Hornung 7-37 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 3-22, Tom Moore 2-4, John Roach 2-(-5)
 CLEVELAND - Jim Brown 16-72, Bobby Mitchell 9-39, Tom Watkins 5-10, Milt Plum 3-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 17-15-272 1 TD
CLEVELAND - Milt Plum 26-17-187 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 5-120 1 TD, Ron Kramer 5-74, Jim Taylor 3-22, Boyd Dowler 2-56
CLEVELAND - Ray Renfro 7-100 1 TD, Bobby Mitchell 4-18, Gern Nagler 2-32 1 TD, Rich Kreitling 2-26, Jim Brown 2-11
WEATHER: 44 degrees, relative humidity 62%, wind 16 mph
(MINNESOTA) - Bart Starr's passing, Tom Moore's running and Paul Hornung's kicking overcame a tough Minnesota defense as Green Bay spanked the expansion Vikings and took over the Western lead. Moore came into the game early in the first quarter when Paul Hornung aggravated a knee injury. The former Vanderbilt star ran hard many times, ripping through Minnesota arm tackles. The Packers moved at will up and down the field until they got within the Minnesota 20. Then the Vikings stood, four times forcing the Packers to settle for a Hornung field goal. Starr's 78-yard touchdown aerial to Boyd Dowler on the Packers' first offensive play of the game got Green Bay into an early lead. Minnesota moved against the Packers' defense but fumbles and interceptions stopped potential drives. The only Minnesota touchdown came on an 80-yard sustained march.
GREEN BAY - 10  3  3 17 - 33
MINNESOTA -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   22            18
Rush-yards-TDs          35-241-1      34-149-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-20-226-1-1 19-35-179-0-4
Sacked-yards                 0-0           0-0
Net pass yards               226           179
Total yards                  467           328
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           4-3
Turnovers                      1             7
Penalties-yards             8-47          3-43
SCORING
1st - GB - Dowler, 78-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Hornung, 14-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - MINN - Fran Tarkenton, 1-yard run (Mike Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 18-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-7
3rd - GB - Hornung, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-7
4th - GB - Hornung, 16-yard field goal GREEN BAY 19-7
4th - GB - Taylor, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 26-7
4th - GB - Currie, 21-yard interception return (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 33-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Tom Moore 16-159, Jim Taylor 14-46 1 TD, Paul Hornung 2-17, Ron Kramer 1-10, Elijah Pitts 2-9
MINNESOTA - Hugh McElhenny 11-57, Ray Hayes 13-51, Fran Tarkenton 6-22 1 TD, George Shaw 1-16, Doug Mayberry 3-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 19-9-206 1 TD 1 INT, Tom Moore 1-1-20
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 24-15-130 3 INT, George Shaw 11-4-49 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ron Kramer 4-62, Max McGee 3-53, Boyd Dowler 2-100 1 TD, Tom Moore 1-11
MINNESOTA - Hugh McElhenny 6-41, Jerry Reichow 5-50, Ray Hayes 4-17, Gordie Smith 1-29, Dick Haley 1-22, Tommy Mason 1-12, Bob Schnelker 1-8
WEATHER: 48 degrees, relative humidity 82%, wind 13 mph
Green Bay Packers coach Vince Lombardi, second from left, shouts instructions to fullback Jim Taylor (31) on the sideline during the game against the Detroit Lions at Tiger Stadium in Detroit on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23, 1961.
Jim Taylor rumbles against the Vikings
(MILWAUKEE) - Green Bay's 28-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings was a costly one for the Packers. "Minnesota kicked the heck out of us physically," said Green Bay defensive back Emlen Tunnell, "but we got the points and that's what counts." That was' the general feeling among the Packers after the Vikings succumbed for the second straight week. Bart Starr was the Vikings' principal antagonist, firing 18 strikes in 24 attempts for 311 yards and two touchdowns. Coming close to matching the Packers' quarterback was old pro Hugh McElhenny of the Vikings who ground out 99 yards in 12 carries. The Packers moved with seeming ease to a 21-0 halftime lead. The Vikings didn't buckle and quarterback George Shaw led an aerial assault that climaxed in a 19-yard scoring pass to Jerry Reichow in the third period. Mike Mercer followed through with a field goal in the third period before Green Bay regained its poise and connected for the game's final touchdown in the fourth period. Green Bay came out of the game with two of its most valuable players injured and another pair possibly lost to the army. Offensive guard Jerry Kramer suffered a possible cracked ankle when he made the tackle on a kickoff. Paul Hornung is slated to report to the Army in the next week. Green Bay will also lose linebacker Ray Nitschke to the army, while end Boyd Dowler received a short delay in his reporting. Another injury was to flanker Ron Kramer, who limped off the field with a sprained ankle. 
MINNESOTA -  0  7  3  0 - 10
GREEN BAY - 14  7  0  7 - 28
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   13            24
Rush-yards-TDs          27-142-0      38-157-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-24-138-1-1 19-25-321-3-0
Sacked-yards                2-17          1-11
Net pass yards               121           310
Total yards                  263           467
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           3-3
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             2-49          5-77
SCORING
1st - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Kramer, 10-yard pass from Hornung (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Taylor, 8-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - MIN - Jerry Reichow, 19-yd pass fr George Shaw (Mike Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - MINN - Mercer, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-10
4th - GB - McGee, 23-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 12-70 1 TD, Jim Taylor 16-54, Tom Moore 7-35, Ron Kramer 1-2, Elijah Pitts 2-(-4)
MINNESOTA - Hugh McElhenny 12-99, Doug Mayberry 5-26, George Shaw 3-25, Fran Tarkenton 1-13, Tommy Mason 3-12, Ray Hayes 2-(1-), Mike Mercer 1-(-32)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 24-18-311 2 TD, Paul Hornung 1-1-10 1 TD
MINNESOTA - George Shaw 18-9-119 1 TD 1 INT, Fran Tarkenton 6-1-19
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 6-102 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 5-121, Ron Kramer 4-71 1 TD, Jim Taylor 2-20 1 TD, Tom Moore 1-6, Paul Hornung 1-1
MINNESOTA - Jerry Reichow 4-52 1 TD, Gordie Smith 2-38, Dave Middleton 2-36, Tommy Mason 1-7, Doug Mayberry 1-5
WEATHER: 57 degrees, relative humidity 87%, wind 16 mph
​(BALTIMORE) - Gambling Johnny Unitas and his Baltimore Colts offense came alive with a vengeance and ripped through the Green Bay Packers to the tune of 45-21 upset. The Packers had given up only 68 points in seven previous games of which they had won the last six. The Colts, gaining ample revenge for a 45-7 shellacking by the Packers a month ago, appeared to catch fire on a spectacular 38-yard touchdown run by Lenny Moore just before the half ended. It put the Colls ahead 21-14 and they killed the Packers both on offense and defense in the second half. Green Bay couldn't get past the Colt 45 until Jesse Whittenton returned an intercepted pass 41 yards for a touchdown against Colt substitutes in the final couple of minutes. Unitas, who threw four passes for touchdowns, first showed his daring in the third quarter. With fourth down on the Packer 19, he waved off field goal kicker Steve Myhra and threw a 19-yard scoring pass to Jimmy Orr that hiked the Colt edge to 31-14 early in the fourth period.
GREEN BAY -  7  7  0  7 - 21
BALTIMORE -  7 14 10 14 - 45
                     GREEN BAY     BALTIMORE
First downs                 10            29
Rush-yards-TDs        22-161-2      42-189-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 7-18-76-0-0 22-36-218-4-2
Sacked-yards              1-12           0-0
Net pass yards              64           218
Total yards                225           407
Fumbles-lost               1-1           1-1
Turnovers                    1             3
Penalties-yards           4-46           1-5
SCORING
1st - BAL - Joe Perry, 2-yard run (Steve Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 7-0
1st - GB - Starr, 21-yard run (Hornung kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - BAL - Alex Hawkins, 4-yard pass from Johnny Unitas (Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 14-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 17-yard run (Hornung kick) TIED 14-14
2nd - BAL - Lenny Moore, 38-yard pass from Unitas (Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 21-14
3rd - BAL - Myrha, 12-yard field goal BALTIMORE 24-14
3rd - BAL - Jimmy Orr, 19-yard pass from Unitas (Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 31-14
4th - BAL - Orr, 4-yard pass from Unitas (Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 38-14
4th - BAL - Perry, 15-yard run (Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 45-14
4th - GB - Whittenton, 41-yard interception return (Hornung kick) BALTIMORE 45-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 12-93, Paul Hornung 7-32 1 TD, Bart Starr 2-31 1 TD, Tom Moore 1-5
BALTIMORE - Joe Perry 21-105 2 TD, Lenny Moore 7-38, Alex Hawkins 8-36, Tom Matte 3-7, Mark Smolinski 2-4, Lamar McHan 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 17-6-64 2 TD, Paul Hornung 1-1-12
BALTIMORE - Johnny Unitas 35-22-218 4 TD 1 INT, Lamar McHan 1-0-0 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 2-21, Max McGee 1-29, Ron Kramer 1-12, Gary Knafelc 1-8, Jim Taylor 1-5, Tom Moore 1-1
BALTIMORE - Raymond Berry 8-72, Lenny Moore 7-75 1 TD, Jimmy Orr 3-28 2 TD, Dee Mackey 2-30, Joe Perry 1-9, Alex Hawkins 1-4 1 TD
WEATHER: 69 degrees, relative humidity 78%, wind 11 mph
From the September 3, 1962 Bishops Charities preseason game program. The page depicts the Packers’ administration and directors, etc., as well as the corporation’s finances for the year of 1961. Being the only “publicly” owned team in professional football, they make their finances known each year, whereas the other teams guard these items of information. This is particularly interesting to anyone who is a Packers’ Shareholder today and sees the costs and income of the modern NFL compared to the early 1960’s. (Photo credit - Packerville.blogspot.com)
(CHICAGO) - Bart Starr tossed three touchdown passes, one of them to Army-bound Paul Hornung, who scored a total of 19 points as the Green Bay Packers downed the Chicago Bears 31-28. Hornung, who is about to report for military duty at Fort Riley, Kansas, scored on an 8-yard run, a 34-yard pass from Starr, booted 4 extra points, and a 51-yard field goal. Starr also completed scoring tosses of 53 and 8 yards to Ron Kramer. The Bears narrowed the gap in the second half on Billy Wade's TD passes of 15 and 29 yards to Mike Ditka and a 9-yard run by Rick Casares before time ran out.
GREEN BAY -  7 21  3  0 - 31
CHICAGO   -  7  0  7 14 - 28
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   20            15
Rush-yards-TDs          38-162-1       21-73-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-23-160-3-1 17-30-236-3-1
Sacked-yards                 0-0          7-67
Net pass yards               160           169
Total yards                  322           242
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             4-58          6-44
SCORING
1st - CHI - Mike Ditka, 47-yard pass from Billy Wade (Roger LeClerc kick) CHICAGO 7-0
1st - GB - Kramer, 53-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Kramer, 8-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 8-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
2nd - GB - Hornung, 34-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
3rd - GB - Hornung, 51-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-7
3rd - CHI - Ditka, 15-yard pass from Wade (LeClerc kick) GREEN BAY 31-14
4th - CHI - Ditka, 29-yard pass from Wade (LeClerc kick) GREEN BAY 31-21
4th - CHI - Rick Casares, 9-yard run (LeClerc kick) GREEN BAY 31-28
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 22-94 1 TD, Jim Taylor 15-69, Tom Moore 1-(-1)
CHICAGO - Rick Casares 11-36 1 TD, Charlie Bivins 5-19, Billy Wade 5-18
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-11-160 3 TD 1 INT
CHICAGO - Billy Wade 30-17-236 3 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 3-26, Ron Kramer 2-61 2 TD, Max McGee 2-23, Tom Moore 2-3, Paul Hornung 1-34 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 1-13
CHICAGO - Mike Ditka 9-190 3 TD, Bo Farrington 4-36, Johnny Morris 3-16, Charlie Bivins 1-(-6)
WEATHER: 52 degrees, relative humidity 78%, wind 13 mph
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers, minus the services of scoring ace Paul Hornung, saw their offense sputter for one quarter Sunday and then catch fire behind the passing of Bart Starr for a 35-17 win over the Los Angeles Rams. Starr threw two touchdown passes to Max McGee and one to Boyd Dowler to lead the Packers from a 7-0 first quarter deficit to a 28-10 lead at halftime. Jim Taylor scored the other two Packer touchdowns on one-yard plunges, once in the second period and again in the fourth. The Rams drew first blood, turning an interception and a 31-yard runback by Lyndon Crow into a touchdown three plays later by Jon Arnett. They added a 27-yard field goal by Danny Villaneuva in the second period and another touchdown on a 41-yard pass from Frank Ryan to Ollie Matson in the final quarter. Ben Agajanian was signed to do the kicking for Green Bay as Paul Hornung's milirary service forced him to miss this game.
LOS ANGELES -  7  3  0  7 - 17
GREEN BAY   -  0 28  0  7 - 35
                     LOS ANGELES     GREEN BAY
First downs                   19            17
Rush-yards-TDs          33-111-1       31-76-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-29-235-1-0 10-15-173-3-1
Sacked-yards                4-34           0-0
Net pass yards               201           173
Total yards                  312           249
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             6-89          4-33
SCORING
1st - LA - Jon Arnett, 14-yard run (Danny Villanueva kick) LOS ANGELES 7-0
2nd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Agajanian kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - McGee, 20-yard pass from Starr (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - GB - McGee, 13-yard pass from Starr (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
2nd - LA - Villanueva, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-10
2nd - GB - Dowler, 17-yard pass from Starr (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 28-10
4th - LA - Ollie Matson, 17-yard pass from Frank Ryan (Villaneuva kick) GREEN BAY 28-17
4th - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 35-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 19-47 2 TD, Elijah Pitts 8-21, Tom Moore 3-7, Bart Starr 1-1
LOS ANGELES - Jon Arnett 16-64 1 TD, Dick Bass 13-33, Frank Ryan 3-13, Ollie Matson 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 15-10-173 3 TD 1 INT
LOS ANGELES - Frank Ryan 16-11-167 1 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 12-8-68, Jon Arnett 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 5-90 2 TD, Ron Kramer 3-63, Boyd Dowler 1-12 1 TD, Jim Taylor 1-8
LOS ANGELES - Red Phillips 6-71, Ollie Matson 5-69 1 TD, Dick Bass 5-50, Carroll Dale 3-45
WEATHER: 26 degrees, relative humidity 81%, wind 5 mph, wind chill 20
(DETROIT) - Even coach George Wilson of the Lions was ready to concede that "only a miracle" can stop the Green Bay Packers from clinching the Western Conference title. "They'll have to lose their last three games, and that's not likely," said the dejected Wilson after the Packers' 17-9 victory over the Lions. It was the Green Bay defensive backfield and hard-running fullback Jim Taylor who made the difference. Both coaches admitted Herb Adderley's interception of a Jim Ninowski pass late in the third period, which set up the Packers' winning score, made the difference. With a first down on the Detroit 40 following Adderley's pick-off, the Packers marched in to score in four plays with Taylor bulling his way over for his second touchdown of the game. Taylor, held to .35 yards rushing in the first three periods, found running room in the final quarter and picked up 55 yards in 11 carries to spark the Packers' two final scoring drives.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0 10 - 17
DETROIT   -  3  3  3  0 -  9
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   13            18
Rush-yards-TDs          36-126-2      24-107-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-22-159-0-1 16-36-179-0-4
Sacked-yards                 1-8           1-7
Net pass yards               151           172
Total yards                  277           279
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-1
Turnovers                      2             5
Penalties-yards             4-44          4-50
(MILWAUKEE) - The Packers stole their showdown struggle with New York, clinching their second straight Western Conference crown and forcing the Giants and Eagles into a two-week test of strength for the Eastern title. Led by Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung, the Packers edged the Giants 20-17, wrapping up the Western title with a 10-2 record. The Packers won it as Taylor scored twice on runs of 14 and 3 yards, the last the clincher in the fourth quarter. He set a franchise record with 189 yards rushing. Hornung brought his league-leading point total to 143 with a pair of field goals and two extra points. The key defensive play was made by Packers' DB Jesse Whittenton, who stole the ball from Alex Webster on the Giants' 30 in the final quarter. The Packers, trailing 17-13, took advantage of the fumble, with Taylor going over for the winning touchdown from the 3.
NEW YORK  -  7 10  0  0 - 17
GREEN BAY - 13  0  0  7 - 20
                        NEW YORK     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            25
Rush-yards-TDs           20-69-2      42-270-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-28-210-0-0 10-24-145-0-2
Sacked-yards                2-17          1-11
Net pass yards               193           134
Total yards                  262           404
Fumbles-lost                 4-3           3-1
Turnovers                      3             3
Penalties-yards             3-45         8-102
SCORING
1st - GB - Hornung, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - NY - Y.A.Tittle, 1-yard run (Pat Summerall kick) NEW YORK 7-3
1st - GB - Hornung, 25-yard field goal NEW YORK 7-6
1st- GB - Taylor, 14-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 13-7
2nd - NY - Bob Gaiters, 2-yard run (Summerall kick) NEW YORK 14-13
2nd - NY - Summerall, 41-yard field goal NEW YORK 17-13
4th - GB - Taylor, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 20-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 27-186 2 TD, Paul Hornung 11-54, Bart Starr 2-23, Tom Moore 2-7
NEW YORK - Bob Gaiters 12-39 1 TD, Alex Webster 6-30, Y.A. Tittle 1-1 1 TD, Joel Wells 1-(1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-9-125 2 INT, Paul Hornung 1-1-20
NEW YORK - Y.A. Tittle 22-13-212, Charlie Conerly 6-1-(-2)
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 3-52, Ron Kramer 3-39, Max McGee 2-29, Jim Taylor 1-18, Paul Hornung 1-7
NEW YORK - Kyle Rote 4-89, Joe Walton 4-52, Alex Webster 3-33, Bob Gaiters 2-7, Del Shofner 1-29
WEATHER: 38 degrees, relative humidity 96%, wind 8 mph
(SAN FRANCISCO) - The 49ers stayed in contention for the NFL's Playoff Bowl with a movie script finish as Tommy Davis booted a 14-yard field goal with 11 seconds left to beat the champion Packers. Green Bay had won the divisional title a week ago with their tenth triumph of the campaign. Yet Sunday's victory at Kezar Stadium proved especially gratifying to 49er Coach Red Hickey whose team won for the first time over the Packers since he took over in 1959. John Brodie hit 19 of 29 passes for 328 yards and seven for 127 went to flanker R. C. Owens. One was a 10-yard pitch for the second San Francisco touchdown. The first came on a 51-yard pass play with rookie Bernie Casey making the score. The end from Bowling Green also grabbed four others, making his yardage 118 for the afternoon. The 49ers awarded him the game ball. Scoring their first two touchdowns in the second period, the 49ers led 14-7 at the half with the Packer tally coming on a 22-yard pass from Tom Moore to Max McGee. When Charlie Krueger tackled Bart Starr behind the Packer goal in the third period, San Francisco held a 16-7 advantage and that safety eventually meant the difference between victory and defeat. For in succession came a touchdown by McGee on a 13-yard pass from Starr, a 10-yard field goal by Davis and a four-yard touchdown run by the Packers' Jim Taylor.
GREEN BAY     -  0  7  7  7 - 21
SAN FRANCISCO -  0 14  2  6 - 22
                       GREEN BAY SAN FRANCISCO
First downs                   20            17
Rush-yards-TDs          33-153-1       27-68-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-20-207-2-2 19-29-328-2-0
Sacked-yards                3-30           0-0
Net pass yards               177           328
Total yards                  330           396
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           3-2
Turnovers                      2             2
Penalties-yards              1-5          1-15
SCORING
2nd - SF - Bernie Casey, 51-yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick) SAN FRANCISCO 7-0
2nd - SF - R.C. Owens, 10-yard pass from Brodie (Davis kick) SAN FRANCISCO 14-0
2nd - GB - McGee, 22-yard pass from Moore (Hornung kick) SAN FRANCISCO 14-7
3rd - SF - Safety, Charlie Krueger sacked Bart Starr in the end zone SAN FRANCISCO 16-7
3rd - GB - McGee, 22-yard pass from Moore (Hornung kick) SAN FRANCISCO 16-14
4th - SF - Davis, 40-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 19-14
4th - GB - Taylor, 40-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 20-19
4th - SF - Davis, 14-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 22-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 22-122 1 TD, Paul Hornung 8-25, Ron Kramer 1-5, Tom Moore 2-1
SAN FRANCISCO - C.R. Roberts 12-34, John Brodie 5-10, Billy Kilmer 3-9, J.D. Smith 4-8, Don McIlhenny 3-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 18-14-185 1 TD 2 INT, Tom Moore 1-1-22 1 TD, Paul Hornung 1-0-0
SAN FRANCISCO - John Brodie 29-19-328 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 5-88 2 TD, Boyd Dowler 3-36, Jim Taylor 2-18, Paul Hornung 2-10, Ron Kramer 1-32, Lew Carpenter 1-16, Tom Moore 1-7
SAN FRANCISCO - R.C. Owens 7-127 1 TD, Bernie Casey 5-118 1 TD, C.R. Roberts 4-27, Aaron Thomas 1-36, J.D Smith 1-10, Monty Stickles 1-10
WEATHER: 48 degrees, relative humidity 72%, wind 12 mph
(LOS ANGELES) - Green Bay survived sensational touchdown runs by Los Angeles' Dick Bass to complete their best season (11-3) in 20 years. Successive touchdown runs of 55 and 90 yards by Bass had put the Rams ahead 17-14 in the last quarter but the Packers retaliated with a touchdown and field goal for the 24-17 victory. Bass' 90-yard run was a record punt return for the Rams. Bart Starr promptly led the Packers back into command after Bass' second score. Starr maneuvered the Packers into Ram territory and Ben Agajanian kicked a 28-yard field goal to tie the score. Starr then took the Packers on a 66-yard touchdown drive with Elijah Pitts running the final 17 yards for the score. Tom Moore, filling in for Paul Hornung, scored Green Bay's first two touchdowns on a one yard plunge in the first quarter and an eight-yard pass reception from Starr in the second period. A 17-yard field goal by Danny Villanueva provided Los Angeles' only first half points.
GREEN BAY   -  7  7  0 10 - 24
LOS ANGELES -  0  3  7  7 - 17
                       GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                   21            14
Rush-yards-TDs          36-123-2      19-119-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-27-161-1-2 19-35-162-0-2
Sacked-yards                 0-0          6-52
Net pass yards               161           110
Total yards                  284           229
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-0
Turnovers                      3             2
Penalties-yards             3-25          4-30
SCORING
1st - GB - Moore, 1-yard run (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - LA - Danny Villanueva, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Moore, 8-yard pass from Starr (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
3rd - LA - Dick Bass, 55-yard run (Villanueva kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
4th - LA - Bass, 90-yard punt return (Villanueva kick) LOS ANGELES 17-14
4th - GB - Agajanian, 28-yard field goal TIED 17-17
4th - GB - Pitts, 17-yard run (Agajanian kick) GREEN BAY 24-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 18-78, Tom Moore 12-34 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 3-12, Bart Starr 2-(-6), Lew Carpenter 1-5
LOS ANGELES - Dick Bass 9-94 1 TD, Jon Arnett 8-19, Joe Marconi 2-6
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 27-16-161 1 TD 2 INT
LOS ANGELES - Zeke Bratkowski 33-19-162 2 INT, Frank Ryan 1-0-0, Jon Arnett 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 5-69, Jim Taylor 3-17, Ron Kramer 2-31, Tom Moore 2-13 1 TD, Lew Carpenter 2-13, Gary Knafelc 1-13, Elijah Pitts 1-5
LOS ANGELES - Red Phillips 13-101, Ollie Matson 4-42, Pervis Atkins 1-20, Dick Bass 1-(-1)
WEATHER: 52 degrees, relative humidity 78%, wind 8 mph
1st - DET - Jim Martin, 13-yard field goal DETROIT 3-0
2nd - DET - Martin, 34-yard field goal DETROIT 6-0
2nd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-6
3rd - DET - Martin, 16-yard field goal DETROIT 9-7
4th - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-9
4th - GB - Hornung, 9-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-9
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 19-94 2 TD, Paul Hornung 14-23, Elijah Pitts 3-9
DETROIT - Nick Pietrosante 12-47, Jim Ninowski 5-41, Dan Lewis 4-10, Earl Morrall 2-8, Ken Webb 2-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 22-13-159 1 INT
DETROIT - Jim Ninowski 30-14-152 3 INT, Earl Morrall 6-2-27 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 6-92, Boyd Dowler 3-29, Paul Hornung 2-29, Ron Kramer 2-9
DETROIT - Gail Cogdill 6-68, Terry Barr 5-50, Jim Gibbons 3-32, Nick Pietrosante 2-29
WEATHER: 43 degrees, relative humidity 97%, wind 8 mph
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers, and Paul Hornung in particular, dominated the Giants to win their first NFL title since 1944. Green Bay outgained New York 345-130 in total yards and intercepted Y.A.Tittle four times, while Hornung rushed for 89 yards, caught three passes, and scored 19 points. New York had some early chances, but they slipped away as Kyle Rote dopped a sure touchdown pass deep in Green Bay territory, and then halfback Bob Gaiters overthrew a wide-open Rote in the end zone. By the end of the first quarter, the tide had turned, and Green Bay erupted for 24 points in the second quarter. It started with Hornung's 6-yard touchdown run. Bart Starr then threw touchdown passes to Boyd Dowler and Ron Kramer, before Hornung nailed a short field goal just before the half. Two short field goals by Hornung and another touchdown pass from Starr to Kramer finished off the scoring for Green Bay. Meanwhile, the Giants could never get untracked, as Charlie Conerly finally relieved a battered Tittle late, but could nothing to move the offense.
NEW YORK  -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  0 24 10  3 - 37
                        NEW YORK     GREEN BAY
First downs                    6            19
Rush-yards-TDs           14-31-0      44-181-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-29-119-0-4 10-19-164-3-0
Sacked-yards                2-20           0-0
Net pass yards                99           164
Total yards                  130           345
Fumbles-lost                 5-1           1-0
Turnovers                      5             0
Penalties-yards             4-38          4-16
SCORING
2nd - GB - Hornung, 6-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Dowler, 13-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Kramer, 14-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-0
3rd - GB - Hornung, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-0
3rd - GB - Kramer, 13-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 34-0
4th - GB - Hornung, 19-yard field goal GREEN BAY 37-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 20-89 1 TD, Jim Taylor 14-69, Tom Moore 6-25, John Roach 1-0, Elijah Pitts 3-(-2)
NEW YORK - Alex Webster 7-19, Joel Wells 3-9, Phil King 2-5, Bob Gaiters 1-2, Y.A. Tittle 1-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 17-10-164 3 TD, Paul Hornung 2-0-0
NEW YORK - Y.A. Tittle 20-6-65 4 INT, Charlie Conerly 8-4-54, Bob Gaiters 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Ron Kramer 4-80 2 TD, Paul Hornung 3-47, Boyd Dowler 3-37 1 TD
NEW YORK - Kyle Rote 3-54, Del Shofner 3-41, Alex Webster 3-5, Joe Walton 1-19
WEATHER: 17 degrees, relative humidity 82%, wind 10 mph, wind chill 6