Green Bay Packers (5-0) 31, Detroit Lions (3-2) 21
Sunday October 17th 1965 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Bart Starr threw three third quarter touchdowns, two of them for more than 60 yards, to lead the unbeaten Packers to a 31-21 victory over the Detroit Lions. Starr, taking charge after the Lions had taken a 21-3 halftime edge, threw a 62-yard pass to Bob Long, a 31-yarder to Tom Moore and a 77-yarder to Carroll Dale. The Packers, aided by two 15-yard personal foul penalties against the Lions, went 75 yards for a clinching touchdown late in the game with Starr going the final four yards. Green Bay's only points in the first half came on a 49-yard field goal by Don Chandler early in the first quarter. The Lions bounced back to score two touchdowns in the quarter, one on a 14-yard pass from Milt Plum to Ron Kramer and another on Wayne Rasmussen's 36-yard pass interception return. Plum and Terry Barr combined on a 55-yard pass play early in the second quarter for what proved to be the Lions last scoring effort of the game.
GREEN BAY -  3  0 21  7 - 31
DETROIT   - 14  7  0  0 - 21
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   17            18
Rush-yards-TDs           28-83-1      29-131-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-23-301-3-1 14-33-179-2-3
Sacked-yards                1-10          1-14
Net pass yards               291           165
Total yards                  374           296
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             3
Penalties-yards             4-49          9-81
SCORING
1st - GB - Chandler, 49-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - DET - Ron Kramer, 15-yard pass from Milt Plum (Wayne Walker kick) DETROIT 7-3
1st - DET - Wayne Rasmussen, 36-yard interception return (Walker kick) DETROIT 14-3
2nd - DET - Terry Barr, 55-yard pass from Plum (Walker kick) DETROIT 21-3
3rd - GB - Long, 62-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) DETROIT 21-10
3rd - GB - Moore, 31-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) DETROIT 21-17
3rd - GB - Dale, 77-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 24-21
4th - GB - Starr, 4-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 31-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 13-45, Tom Moore 8-25, Bart Starr 4-11 1 TD, Paul Hornung 3-2
DETROIT - Nick Pietrosante 13-74, Joe Don Looney 14-67, Pat Studstill 1-(-4), Milt Plum 1-(-6)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-15-301 3 TD 1 INT
DETROIT - Milt Plum 32-14-179 2 TD 2 INT, George Izo 1-0-0 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Bob Long 4-106 1 TD, Carroll Dale 3-108 1 TD, Paul Hornung 3-27, Jim Taylor 2-18, Tom Moore 1-31 1 TD, Marv Fleming 1-8, Boyd Dowler 1-3
DETROIT - Terry Barr 5-112 1 TD, Ron Kramer 4-39 1 TD, Gail Cogdill 4-32, Joe Don Looney 1-(-4)