Los Angeles Rams (2-9) 21, Green Bay Packers (8-3) 10
Sunday November 28th 1965 (at Los Angeles)
(LOS ANGELES) - Roman Gabriel, Los Angeles' forgotten quarterback, led the Rams out of an eight-game losng streak and jolted the Green Bay Packers title hopes with a 21-10 win. The big fellow, reappearing as a starter to replace the injured Bill Munson, guided the Rams to their first victory since September 15 against the Chicago Bears. The defeat left the Packers with an 8-3 record and a game-and-ahalf behind the Baltimore Colts. Bruce Gossett contributed immensely to the Los Angeles cause with four field goals that ranged 26, 49, 43 and 41 yards. The Packers got off to a 3-point lead on Don Chandler's 14-yard field goal after recovering a Ram fumble on the Ram 17. Los Angeles' tremendous defensive unit then held Green Bay scoreless until late in the fourth period when Zeke Bratkowski, who replaced Bart Starr in the final quarter, connected on an 80-yard touchdown pass to Elijah Pitts. It was the first touchdown Green Bay had scored on the Rams in more than seven quarters. Green Bay did not make a first down rushing until nine minutes into the second half. The Rams added a slight insult to the Packer offense when David Jones and Merlin Olsen smashed through to toss Bratkowski for a safety in the last quarter. Gossett followed with his final field goal from 41 yards out. Gabriel completed 15 of 28 passes, with one interception for 255 yards. Starr was 13 out of 23 for 102 and Bratkowskl six of 12 for 148 and one touchdown. The Packers gained just 22 yards rushing, 21 by Jim Taylor.
GREEN BAY   -  3  0  0  7 - 10
LOS ANGELES -  7  6  0  8 - 21
                       GREEN BAY    LOS ANGELES
First Downs                   12             19
Rush-yards-TDs           16-22-0       38-102-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-35-250-1-1  15-29-255-0-1
Sacked-yards                2-18           1-13
Net pass yards               232            242
Total yards                  254            344
Fumbles-lost                 1-0            2-1
Turnovers                      1              2
Penalties-yards             3-22           2-30
SCORING
1st - GB - Chandler, 14-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - LA - Ben Wilson, 1-yard run (Bruce Gossett kick) LOS ANGELES 7-3
2nd - LA - Gossett, 26-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 10-3
2nd - LA - Gossett, 49-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 13-3
4th - LA - Gossett, 43-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 16-3
4th - LA - Safety, Deacon Jones sacked Bratkowski in the end zone LOS ANGELES 18-3
4ht - GB - Pitts, 80-yard pass from Bratkowski (Chandler kick) LOS ANGELES 18-10
4th - LA - Gossett, 41-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 21-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 10-21, Paul Hornung 5-9, Elijah Pitts 1-(-8)
LOS ANGELES - Willie Brown 15-39, Ben Wilson 4-28 1 TD, Les Josephson 10-24, Roman Gabriel 9-11
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-13-102, Zeke Bratkowski 12-6-148 1 TD 1 INT
LOS ANGELES - Roman Gabriel 28-15-255 1 INT, Les Josephnson 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 6-62, Elijah Pitts 4-111 1 TD, Paul Hornung 2-25, Carroll Dale 2-25, Jim Taylor 2-1, Bob Long 1-21, Bill Anderson 1-7, Marv Fleming 1-(-2)
LOS ANGELES - Jack Snow 5-87, Tommy McDonald 5-64, Billy Truax 2-22, Ben Wilson 1-38, Les Josephson 1-35, Willie Brown 1-9