Detroit Lions (5-3) 12, Green Bay Packers (6-2) 7
Sunday November 7th 1965 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Perfect in their first six outings and averaging almost 30 points a game in their first five, the Packers offense suddenly and without apparent reason, fell apart three weeks ago and Coach Vince Lombardi and his staff haven't been able to restore it. Green Bay has scored only three touchdowns in its last three games. Twice the Packers have been held to minus passing yardage and twice they have been unable to penetrate 100 yards total offense. The Packers fearsome rushers, Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung, have barely managed to total enough yards in eight games to represent one good day's work by Cleveland's Jim Brown. Detroit knocked Green Bay out of first place in the Western Conference, 12-7, and limited the Packers to minus-2 yards passing and 70 yards rushing. Lombardi benched Hornung in favor of Elijah Pitts, who played most of the game at halfback. Pitts gained 15 yards in five carries and Hornung gained only seven yards in four tries. Green Bay was sacked a record eleven times.
DETROIT   -  0  7  0  5 - 12
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12             8
Rush-yards-TDs          43-128-1       24-70-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   6-16-67-0-3  9-14-107-0-1
Sacked-yards                2-15        11-109
Net pass yards                52            -2
Total yards                  180            68
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           2-2
Turnovers                      4             3
Penalties-yards             3-35          2-22
SCORING
2nd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - DET - Joe Don Looney, 1-yard run (Wayne Walker kick) TIED 7-7
4th - DET - Walker, 13-yard field goal DETROIT 10-7
4th - DET - Safety, Roger Brown tackled Starr in the end zone DETROIT 12-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 14-50 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 5-15, Paul Hornung 4-7, Tom Moore 1-(-2)
DETROIT - Amos Marsh 17-71, Tom Watkins 6-29, Joe Don Looney 15-25 1 TD, Milt Plum 2-5, Nick Petrosante 2-3, George Izo 1-(-5)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 12-9-107, Elijah Pitts 1-0-0, Paul Hornung 1-0-0
DETROIT - George Izo 14-6-67 3 INT, Milt Plum 2-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 3-52, Boyd Dowler 3-23, Bill Anderson 1-20, Elijah Pitts 1-7, Paul Hornung 1-5
DETROIT - Gail Cogdill 2-13, Pat Studstill 1-27, Nick Pietrosante 1-18, Amos Marsh 1-12, Joe Don Looney 1-(-3)
Green Bay Packers running back Paul Hornung (5) follows guard Dan Grimm (67) against the Detroit Lions.