Green Bay Packers (7-2) 6, Los Angeles Rams (1-8) 3
Sunday November 14th 1965 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Green Bay was still alive in the National Football League title chase thanks to a fumble-forcing defense that's made the Packers most dangerous when the other team has the ball. The second-place Packers were their futile selves on offense again as they beat the Los Angeles Rams 6-3 to remain one game behind the Baltimore Colts in the Western Conference race. But the defense made the Rams' attack just as impotent, forcing three fumbles and an interception while seldom giving the Rams good field position. The final fumble was the only one the Packers capitalized on. Ron Kostelnik forced the break by smacking Ram quarterback Bill Munson as he faded to pass from his own 35 with less than three minutes to play. Lionel Aldridge, a bear on defense all day, captured the ball at the 20. Jim Taylor, who netted 68 yards to take game rushing honors, teamed with Paul Hornung, a late entry in the game, to bring the ball to the shadow of the goal line in five plays. With a fourth down, and less than six inches for a touchdown, Don Chandler came on to boot a seven yard field goal with 37 seconds left. The score was the first for Green Bay since the opening period when Chandler was true with a 22-yard effort to tie the score. In between, the former New York Giant had missed on tries of 46 and 45 yards. The only Ram score came in the first few minutes when Bruce Gossett hit on a 35-yard field goal. A Tom Moore fumble on the third play from scrimmage set up the kick. Chuck Lamson recovered for the Rams on the Packers' 23.
LOS ANGELES -  3  0  0  0 -  3
GREEN BAY   -  3  0  0  3 -  6
                     LOS ANGELES     GREEN BAY
First downs                    9            10
Rush-yards-TDs          28-116-0      38-102-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   7-16-69-0-1  7-13-120-0-0
Sacked-yards                5-43          5-45
Net pass yards                26            75
Total yards                  142           177
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           3-1
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             3-39          5-42
SCORING
1st - LA - Bruce Gossett, 35-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
1st - GB - Chandler, 22-yard field goal TIED 3-3
4th - GB - Chandler, 7-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 19-68, Paul Hornung 8-18, Elijah Pitts 6-14, Tom Moore 3-3, Bart Starr 1-0, Zeke Bratkowski 1-(-1)
LOS ANGELES - Les Josephson 14-60, Ben Wilson 6-25, Bill Munson 2-18, Terry Baker 5-13, Willie Brown 1-0
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 9-4-73, Zeke Bratkowski 3-2-28, Paul Hornung 1-1-19
LOS ANGELES - Bill Munson 16-7-69 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 2-49, Marv Fleming 2-27, Max McGee 1-18, Carroll Dale 1-16, Paul Hornung 1-10
LOS ANGELES - Marlin McKeever 4-39, Tommy McDonald 1-35, Ben Wilson 1-4, Les Josephson 1-(-9)