Green Bay Packers (2-0) 20, Baltimore Colts (1-1) 17
Sunday September 26th 1965 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Baltimore Colts fumbled away their chance for a quick getaway in the National Football League's Western Division title chase and they had no one to blame but the Green Bay Packers' jarring defense. The defending division titlists, 20-17 losers to the Packers, surrendered the ball four times on fumbles. The miscues set up a Green Bay field goal and a touchdown while shortcircuiting two likely Baltimore scoring drives. The other Packer touchdown came when Herb Adderley gobbled up a Johnny Unitas pass and rambled 44 yards to the end zone. The Packers lost the ball three times on fumbles themselves, but only one bobble proved costly. A fourth period fumble by Tom Moore gave the Colts the ball on the Packers' 24-yard line and Baltimore eventually scored on a five-yard toss from Unitas to Ray Berry. The Packers played without Jim Taylor, who is out of action with an ankle injury. Paul Hornung and Bart Starr were decommissioned by Colts' defenders. Hornung reinjured a nerve in his neck and Starr hurt his leg. Zeke Bratkowski took over at quarterback after Starr's injury in the third period. The 33-year old former Georgia star fired a 37-yard strike to veteran end Max McGee for the decisive touchdown with 2:48 left to play. McGee was filling for Boyd Dowler, who sprained his ankle. But the Colts weren't finished fighting or fumbling. Unitas passed to John Mackey for 19 yards, to Tony Lorick for seven, to Berry for 13 and to Tom Matte for 15. The last throw ended in disaster when Matte fumbled and Adderley recovered on Green Bay's 24. The Packers ran out the clock. The Colts has the edge statistically, 309 to the Packers' 184.
BALTIMORE -  3  7  0  7 - 17
GREEN BAY -  0 10  0 10 - 20
                       BALTIMORE     GREEN BAY
First downs                   15            11
Rush-yards-TDs          29-112-1      38-106-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-32-210-1-2 11-18-133-1-0
Sacked-yards                2-13          6-55
Net pass yards               197            78
Total yards                  309           184
Fumbles-lost                 5-4           4-3
Turnovers                      6             3
Penalties-yards             7-58          3-42
SCORING
1st - BALT - Lou Michaels, 26-yard field goal BALTIMORE 3-0
2nd - GB - Chandler, 19-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - GB - Adderley, 44-yard interception (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 10-3
2nd - BALT - Jerry Hill, 1-yard run (Michaels kick) TIED 10-10
4th - GB - Chandler, 41-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-10
4th - BAL - Raymond Berry, 5-yd pass from Johnny Unitas (Michaels kick) BALTIMORE 17-13
4th - GB - McGee, 37-yard pass from Bratkowski (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 20-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Tom Moore 17-66, Bart Starr 2-24, Paul Hornung 8-20, Zeke Bratkowski 2-1, Elijah Pitts 9-(-5)
BALTIMORE - Lenny Moore 14-69, Jerry Hill 12-42 1 TD, Johnny Unitas 2-1, Tony Lorick 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 9-6-60, Zeke Bratkowski 9-5-73 1 TD
BALTIMORE - Johnny Unitas 32-14-210 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 4-53, Tom Moore 2-(-2), Max McGee 1-37 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 1-27, Carroll Dale 1-13, Marv Fleming 1-5, Paul Hornung 1-0
BALTIMORE - Raymond Berry 5-62 1 TD, John Mackey 4-63, Lenny Moore 2-6, Jimmy Orr 1-57, Tom Matte 1-15, Tony Lorick 1-7