1966 IN REVIEW
 In June 1966, the NFL and AFL announced they were merging after six years of war. The immediate result was the creation on a title game between the two champions in 1966. For the Packers, a
1-point loss to the 49ers and a 3-point loss to the Vikings were the only thing that prevented them from a perfect season. Bart Starr was nearly flawless, completing 62 percent of his passes with only
three interceptions, in being named NFL MVP. Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung began the final chapters of their storied careers. In response, Green Bay paid out more than $1 million for Donny Anderson
(signed in 1965 as a junior) and Jim Grabowski to replace them. The defense ranked third in the league, giving up just 17 touchdowns all season. They sacked enemy quarterbacks 47 times and
intercepted 28 passes in what may have been the finest season in Packer history.
THE MERGER - WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
Peace finally came to the football world on June 8th 1966, when the AFL and NFL laid down their guns, and checkbooks, and announced they would join forces for the 1970 season. One problem
remained, though. The two entities could not become one without an anti-trust exemption from Congress, and that made Louisiana Congressmen Russell Long and Hale Boggs the most powerful
figures in sports. As Chairman of the Senate Financial Committee, Long was not happy about the merger, as he did not see a benefit to New Orleans. The city had lost its chance at an AFL franchise
in December 1964 after being awarded the 1965 AFL All Star Game. After experiencing the racial barriers in the city, AFL players called Houston Oilers owner Bud Adams and said they were going to
boycott the game. The owners moved the game to Houston and that ended any chance New Orleans would join the AFL. NFL Commissioner Peter Rozelle was not ready to grant New Orleans an
expansion team, and the two lawmakers were not ready to sign off on the anti-trust legislation. In one rumored scenario, a series of franchise shifts was proposed. The New York Jets would move to
Los Angeles. Daniel Reeves would take his Rams franchise to San Diego and replace the Chargers. Barron Hilton then would take his Chargers to New Orleans. In order to keep the ownership of the
49ers happy, the Oakland Raiders would be moved to either Seattle or Portland. That rumor was quickly put to rest, when Rozelle and other NFL officials told Congress that no teams would be moved because of the merger. It appeared the merger was once again in jeopardy. Rozelle and the NFL owners finally gave in and promised Boggs an expansion team.  Congress approved the NFL-AFL merger by giving the two competitors an anti-trust exemption, which was added as a rider to an anti-inflation tax bill on October 21, 1966. The NFL awarded its 16th franchise to New Orleans on November 1, 1966 on All Saints Day. The NFL collected an $8 million expansion fee from New Orleans owner John Mecom, which was split between the 15 NFL owners. The Jets paid $18 million to the New York Giants, and the  Raiders handed over $8 million to the 49ers. The AFL also agreed to pay the NFL the $7.5 million it received from the Cincinnati expansion fee in 1968.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Herb Adderley       26   CB 6- 1 200 Michigan State   6  6 27 14 1961 Draft - 1st round
Lionel Aldridge     62   DE 6- 4 245 Utah State       4  4 25 13 1963 Draft - 4th round
Bill Anderson       88   TE 6- 3 225 Tennessee        2  8 30 10 1965 Trade - Washington
Donny Anderson      44   RB 6- 3 210 Texas Tech       1  1 23 14 1965 Draft - 1st round
Ken Bowman          57    C 6- 3 230 Wisconsin        3  3 23  4 1964 Draft - 8th round
Zeke Bratkowski     12   QB 6- 3 210 Georgia          4 11 33  8 1963 FA - Los Angeles
Allen Brown         83   TE 6- 5 235 Mississippi      1  1 23  5 1965 Draft - 3rd round
Bob Brown           78   DE 6- 5 260 Ark-Pine Bluff   1  1 26 14 1966 FA
Tom Brown           40   DB 6- 1 190 Maryland         3  3 25 14 1963 Draft - 2nd round
Lee Roy Caffey      60   LB 6- 3 250 Texas A&M        3  4 25 14 1964 Trade - Philadel
Don Chandler        34    K 6- 2 210 Florida          2 11 32 14 1965 Trade - NY Giants
Tommy Crutcher      56   LB 6- 3 230 TCU              3  3 25 14 1964 Draft - 3rd round
Bill Curry          50    C 6- 2 235 Georgia Tech     2  2 23 14 1964 Draft - 20th round
Carroll Dale        84   WR 6- 2 200 Virginia Tech    2  7 28 14 1965 Trade - L. Angeles
Willie Davis        87   DE 6- 3 245 Grambling        7  9 32 14 1960 Trade - Cleveland
Boyd Dowler         86   WR 6- 5 225 Colorado         8  8 28 14 1959 Draft - 3rd round
Marv Fleming        81   TE 6- 4 235 Utah             4  4 24 14 1963 Draft - 11th round
Gale Gillingham     68    G 6- 3 255 Minnesota        1  1 22 14 1966 Draft - 1st round
Jim Grabowski       33   RB 6- 2 220 Illinois         1  1 21 14 1966 Draft - 1st round
Forrest Gregg       75    G 6- 4 250 SMU             10 10 32 14 1956 Draft - 2nd round
Doug Hart           43   DB 6- 0 190 Arlington State  3  3 27 14 1964 FA - St. Louis
Dave Hathcock       45   DB 6- 0 195 Memphis State    1  1 23 14 1966 Draft - 17th round
Paul Hornung         5   HB 6- 2 215 Notre Dame       9  9 30  9 1957 Draft - Bonus
Bob Jeter           21   DB 6- 1 205 Iowa             4  4 29 14 1960 Draft - 2nd round
Henry Jordan        74   DT 6- 3 250 Virginia         8 10 31 14 1959 Trade - Cleveland
Ron Kostelnik       77   DT 6- 4 260 Cincinnati       6  6 26 14 1961 Draft - 2nd round
Jerry Kramer        64    G 6- 3 245 Idaho            9  9 30 14 1958 Draft - 4th round
Bob Long            80   WR 6- 3 205 Wichita          3  3 24  5 1964 Draft - 4th round
Red Mack            27   WR 5-10 185 Notre Dame       1  6 29  9 1966 FA - Atlanta
Max McGee           85    E 6- 3 210 Tulane          11 11 34 12 1954 Draft - 5th round
Ray Nitschke        66   LB 6- 3 240 Illinois         9  9 29 14 1958 Draft - 3rd round
Elijah Pitts        22   HB 6- 1 205 Philander Smith  6  6 27 14 1961 Draft - 13th round
Dave Robinson       89   LB 6- 3 240 Penn State       4  4 25 14 1963 Draft - 1st round
Bob Skoronski       76    T 6- 3 245 Indiana          9  9 32 14 1956 Draft - 5th round
Bart Starr          15   QB 6- 1 190 Alabama         11 11 32 14 1956 Draft - 17th round
1966 Packers Press Guide
Sports Illustrated - 22 September
Sports Illustrated - 31 October
College All-Star Game Program - August 5th
Lions at Packers Program - 2 October
NFL Championship Program - 1 January 1967
1966 PACKER TRADES - TRANSACTIONS
FEB 15 - Lost QB Dennis Claridge, RB Junior Coffey and OG Dan Grimm to ATLANTA in the expansion draft.
APR 25 - Traded RB Tom Moore to LOS ANGELES for QB Ron Smith, OT Dick Arndt and 1967 2nd-round draft choice.
JUN 25 - Traded DB Hank Gremminger to DALLAS for 1967 5th-round draft choice.
JUL 26 - Traded DT Lloyd Voss and TE Tony Jeter (3rd round) to PITTSBURGH for 1967 1st-round draft choice.
JUL 29 - Waived HB Sam Montgomery (10th round) and LB Marty Sica. Traded OT Ray Schoenke to CLEVELAND for undisclosed draft choice. (54 players on roster)
AUG 3 - Traded OT Fred Heron (3rd round) and a 1967 4th-round draft choice to ST. LOUIS for 1968 3rd round draft choice (53 players on roster). Lost HB Sam Montgomery (1oth round) on waivers to ATLANTA.
AUG 15 - Traded C Ralph Wenzel (11th round) to CLEVELAND for undisclosed draft choice.
AUG 22 - Traded RB Ron Rector (9th round) to WASHINGTON for 1967 4th-round draft choice. Released C Steve Burratto. (49 players)
AUG 30 - Traded QB Ron Smith to PITTSBURGH for 1967 5th-round draft choice.
SEPT 6 - Traded RB Allen Jacobs to NEW YORK GIANTS for 1967 7th round choice.
SEPT 23 - Claimed WR Red Mack off waivers from ATLANTA. Placed E Bob Long from injured reserve list.
NOV 1 - Placed TE Allen Brown on injured reserve list. Activated E Bob Long from injured reserve list.
DEC 12 - Signed OT Dick Arndt.
NAME                NO  POS  HGT WGT COLLEGE         YR PR AG  G HOW ACQUIRED
Jim Taylor          31   FB 6- 0 215 LSU              9  9 31 14 1958 Draft - 2nd round
Fuzzy Thurston      63    G 6- 1 245 Valparaiso       8  9 31 12 1959 Trade - Baltimore
Phil Vandersea      37   LB 6- 3 235 Massachusetts    1  1 23 14 1965 Draft - 16th round
Jim Weatherwax      73   DT 6- 7 260 Cal State-LA     1  1 23 14 1965 Draft - 11th round
Willie Wood         24   DB 5-10 190 USC              7  7 29 14 1960 FA
Steve Wright        72    T 6- 6 250 Alabama          3  3 24 14 1964 Draft - 5th round
NO - Jersey Number POS - Position HGT - Height WGT - Weight YR - Years with Packers PR - Years of Professional Football AGE - Age on September 1 G - Games  Played FA - Free Agent
1966 PACKERS DRAFT (November 27, 1965)
RND-PICK NAME                  POS COLLEGE
1a -   9 Jim Grabowski (A)      FB Illinois
1b -  13 Gale Gillingham         T Minnesota
2  -  30 *-Tom Cichowski         T Maryland
3a -  45 Fred Heron              T San Jose State
3b -  46 Tony Jeter (B)          E Nebraska
4  -  62 *-John Roderick         B Southern Methodist
5  -  78 to Los Angeles Rams
6  -  94 to Washington Redskins for Bill Anderson
7  - 108 *-Ray Miller            E Idaho
8  - 124 Ken McLean             HB Texas A&M
9  - 138 Ron Rector             HB Northwestern
10 - 154 Sam Montgomery         HB Southern 
11 - 168 Ralph Wenzel            C San Diego St
12 - 184 *-Jim Mankins          FB Florida State 
13 - 198 *-Ed King              LB USC
14 - 214 Ron Hanson              E N. Dakota St
15 - 228 Grady Bolton            T Mississippi St
16 - 244 Robert Schultz         DE Stevens Point
17 - 258 Dave Hathcock          DB Memphis State
18 - 274 Jim Jones              DE Nebraska-Omaha
19 - 288 Dave Moton             TE USC
20 - 304 Ed Maras                E S. Dakota St
A- from Detroit Lions for Ron Kramer B - from Cleveland Browns
* - Juniors
Bold - Played for the Green Bay Packers
1966 PRE-SEASON RESULTS (3-2)
AUGUST (2-2)                            RESULT      RECORD    ATT STARTING QB              LEADING RUSHER              LEADING PASSER              LEADING RECEIVER
5  College All-Stars at Chicago        W 38- 0      1- 0-0 72,000 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (75)             Bart Starr (177)            Boyd Dowler (6-80)
12 M-CHICAGO BEARS                     L 10-13      1- 1-0 47,034 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (60)           Bart Starr (115)            Carroll Dale (4-46)
20 at Dallas Cowboys                   L  3-21      1- 2-0 75,504 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (72)             Bart Starr (96)             Allen Brown (3-28)
27 G-PITTSBURGH STEELERS               W 17- 6      2- 2-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (67)             Bart Starr (149)            Jim Taylor (4-59)
SEPTEMBER (1-0)
3  M-NEW YORK GIANTS                   W 37-10      3- 2-0 47,102 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (72)           Bart Starr (207)            Max McGee (4-73)
1966 REGULAR SEASON RESULTS (12-2)
SEPTEMBER (3-0)
10 M-BALTIMORE COLTS (0-0)             W 24- 3      1- 0-0 48,650 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (76)             Bart Starr (138)            Boyd Dowler (6-73)
18 at Cleveland Browns (1-0)           W 21-20      2- 0-0 83,943 Bart Starr               Paul Hornung (51)           Bart Starr (238)            Jim Taylor (8-64)
25 G-LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-0)            W 24-13      3- 0-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (42)             Bart Starr (257)            Carroll Dale (6-76)
OCTOBER (4-1)
2  G-DETROIT LIONS (2-1)               W 23-14      4- 0-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (34)             Bart Starr (212)            Marv Fleming (3-72)
9  at San Francisco 49ers (0-2-1)      L 20-21      4- 1-0 39,290 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (54)             Bart Starr (287)            Carroll Dale (4-86)
16 at Chicago Bears (2-2)              W 17- 0      5- 1-0 48,573 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (66)             Bart Starr (80)             Jim Taylor (4-42)
23 M-ATLANTA FALCONS (0-6)             W 56- 3      6- 1-0 48,623 Bart Starr               Jim Grabowski (52)          Bart Starr (220)            Carroll Dale (4-110)
30 at Detroit Lions (3-3)              W 31- 7      7- 1-0 56,954 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (99)           Bart Starr (154)            Boyd Dowler (3-30)
NOVEMBER (2-1)
6  G-MINNESOTA VIKINGS (2-4-1)         L 17-20      7- 2-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (89)           Bart Starr (140)            Jim Taylor (5-44)
20 G-CHICAGO BEARS (3-4-2)             W 13- 6      8- 2-0 50,861 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (49)             Zeke Bratkowski (190)       Carroll Dale (6-87)
27 at Minnesota Vikings (3-6-1)        W 28-16      9- 2-0 47,426 Bart Starr               Jim Grabowski (61)          Bart Starr (149)            Marv Fleming (4-37)
DECEMBER (3-0)
4  M-SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (5-4-2)       W 20- 7     10- 2-0 48,725 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (84)             Bart Starr (236)            Marv Fleming (4-36)
10 at Baltimore Colts (8-4)            W 14-10     11- 2-0 60,238 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (43)             Bart Starr (96)             Elijah Pitts (4-79)
18 at Los Angeles Rams (8-5)           W 27-23     12- 2-0 72,416 Zeke Bratkowski          Donny Anderson (58)         Zeke Bratkowski (245)       Carroll Dale (3-121)
1966 POST-SEASON RESULTS (2-0)
JANUARY 1967 - 1966 NFL CHAMPIONSHIP
1  at Dallas Cowboys (10-3-1)          W 34-27             74,152 Bart Starr               Elijah Pitts (66)           Bart Starr (304)            Carroll Dale (5-128)
SUPER BOWL I AT LOS ANGELES
15 Kansas City Chiefs (12-2-1)         W 35-10             61,946 Bart Starr               Jim Taylor (56)             Bart Starr (250)            Max McGee (7-138)
G - Green Bay M - Milwaukee  
(CHICAGO) - The irresistible Packers powered by the deadly passing of Bart Starr and the running of Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor crushed the College All-Stars Friday night. Hornung set up one touchdown with a drive to the one. Taylor scored two and Starr passed for two others. The lopsided score matched the biggest previous shutout in the series. Scuffles between opposing players were frequent and it seemed apparent that the Packers were bent on teaching the All-Stars, representing some $4 million in bonus money, a lesson in professional football. The Packers completely contained the rushes of Donny Anderson of Texas Tech and Jim Grabowski of Illinois. These two have been signed by the Packers reportedly for nearly $1 million. By halftime the Packers had run the count to 28-0 and held the collegians to two first downs.
GREEN BAY -  7 21 10  0 - 38
ALL-STARS -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                       ALL-STARS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   10            27
Rush-yards-TDs            18-114        37-171
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  14-23-73-0-2 16-32-222-1-0
Sacked-yards                 -30            -5
Net pass yards                43           217
Total yards                  157           388
Fumbles lost                   3             1
Turnovers                      5             1
Yards Penalized               65            38
SCORING
1st - GB - Dowler, 10-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - B. Anderson, 13-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - GB - Adderley, 34-yard pass interception (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
3rd - GB - Chandler, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-0
3rd - GB - Taylor, 13-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 38-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 15-75 2 TD, Paul Hornung 9-44, Ron Rector 6-30, Allen Jacobs 3-12, Bill Symons 2-8, Phil Vandersea 2-2
ALL-STARS - Gary Lane 2-57, Mike Garrett 3-19, Jim Grabowski 4-11, Walt Garrison 2-11, Johnny Roland 1-8, Roy Shivers 2-6, Donny Anderson 2-4, Billy Anderson 2-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 22-13-177 2 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 6-2-28, Ron Smith 3-1-17, Bill Symons 1-0-0
ALL-STARS - Steve Sloan 2-2-25, Gary Lane 14-9-17 1 INT, Billy Anderson 3-1-31 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 6-80 1 TD, Carroll Dale 5-61, Sonny Redders 2-29, Allen Brown 1-23, Allen Jacobs 1-16, Bill Anderson 1-13 1 TD
ALL-STARS - Jim Lindsey 2-26, Gary Garrison 2-25, Bobby Crockett 2-20, Roy Shivers 2-10, Jim Grabowski 2-9, Ben Hawkins 2-4, Walt Garrison 1-10, Mike Garrett 1-(-31)
(MILWAUKEE) - The proud Green Bay Packer defense humiliated the great Johnny Unitas and carried the Packers to a 24-3 victory over the Baltimore Colts. Lee Roy Caffey and Bob Jeter picked off two Unitas passes in less than two minutes and turned them into touchdowns as the Packers eliminated any doubts about their claim to the NFL crown. The two sudden scores broke the backs of the Colts' resistance. The Packers offense, which had slumbered through most of the first half, caught fire and dominated play the rest of the game. Bart Starr combined with Boyd Dowler and Paul Hornung to spark a 79-yard third period drive that ended with Starr bolting over for a touchdown from the eight. Don Chandler, whose field goal had beaten Baltimore 13-10 in last December's dramatic playoff for the Western Conference crown, kicked another from the 15 as the Packers took a 24-3 lead with only a quarter to play. But the defense, as it had through the Packers 1965 season, was the key to the victory, Green Bay's fourth straight over the Colts. Caffey's 52-yard romp with a pass stolen from the peerless Colts' quarterback gave the Packers a 7-3 lead late in the second period. Four plays later Jeter got into the act by grabbing another Unitas pass at the Baltimore 46 and racing untouched into the end zone. Unitas was missing from the Colts' lineup last season when the Packers and Colts met in the playoff game. But he seemed completely recovered from knee surgery as he led the Colts to early game mastery over the slight underdog Packers.
BALTIMORE -  0  3  0  0 -  3
GREEN BAY -  0 14 10  0 - 24
                       BALTIMORE     GREEN BAY
First downs                   11            17
Rush-yards-TDs          32-112-0      35-155-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-21-106-0-3 14-19-138-0-1
Sacked-yards                 1-5           1-1
Net pass yards               101           137
Total yards                  213           292
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           0-0
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards              0-0           1-5
SCORING
2nd - BALT - Lou Michaels, 26-yard field goal BALTIMORE 3-0
2nd - GB - Caffey, 52-yard interception return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Jeter, 46-yard interception return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
3rd - GB - Starr, 8-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - GB - Chandler, 15-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 16-76, Bart Starr 3-36 1 TD, Paul Hornung 14-34, Donny Anderson 1-6, Jim Grabowski 1-3
BALTIMORE - Jerry Hill 13-51, Tony Lorick 7-25, Lenny Moore 8-21, Johnny Unitas 3-12, Tom Matte 1-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 19-14-138 1 INT
BALTIMORE - Johnny Unitas 20-14-106 3 INT, Gary Cuozzo 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 6-73, Marv Fleming 3-16, Paul Hornung 3-16, Jim Taylor 1-21, Carroll Dale 1-12
BALTIMORE - Raymond Berry 5-40, John Mackey 4-34, Jerry Hill 2-10, Lenny Moore 2-10, Willie Richardson 1-12
(MILWAUKEE) - Pete Rozelle may have winced Friday night, but Vince Lombardi again showed his disdain for the image makers of the NFL. The league, seeking every opportunity to gain exposure before the country's armchair quarterbacks, televised the first of four Friday night pre-season exhibition games nationally. The NFL figured it had a showcase attraction for the first game, a match between the defending champion Packers and the team considered most likely to dethrone them, the Bears. It was advertised as a game that would be played like the title was at stake. But Lombardi played it for what it was, a pre-season exhibition that gave him a chance to look over his entire squad. While Bear coach George Halas went all the way with his top quarterback Rudy Bukich and flashy halfback Gale Sayers while rallying to a 13-10 victory, Lombardi kept his 1-2 punch, Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor, on the bench throughout the second half and poured 46 of his 52 players into the contest. Lombardi went most of the second half with Zeke Bratkowski at quarterback and rookie Ron Rector and third year man Allan Jacobs as his backs.
CHICAGO   -  0  0 13  0 - 13
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0  7 - 10
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            16
Rush-yards-TDs            34-170        28-112
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-18-136-1-1 16-27-226-0-1
Sacked-yards                 -17            -6
Net pass yards               119           220
Total yards                  289           332
Fumbles lost                   1             2
Turnovers                      2             3
Yards Penalized               24            10
SCORING
2nd - GB - Chandler, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
3rd - CHI - Joe Marconi, 10-yard pass from Rudy Bukich (Kick blocked) CHICAGO 6-3
3rd - CHI - Gale Sayers, 17-yard run (Mike Eischeid kick) CHICAGO 13-3
4th - GB - Rector, 3-yard run (Chandler kick) CHICAGO 13-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 6-50, Jim Taylor 7-24, Elijah Pitts 4-20, Allan Jacobs 4-13, Ron Rector 7-5 1 TD
CHICAGO - Joe Marconi 7-61, Gale Sayers 16-58 1 TD, Jon Arnett 11-51
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 16-9-115 1 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 10-7-111, Ron Rector 1-0-0
CHICAGO - Rudy Bukich 16-11-135 1 TD 1 INT, Jon Arnett 1-1-11, Gale Sayers 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 4-46, Bob Long 3-73, Boyd Dowler 3-45, Allan Jacobs 2-17, Bill Anderson 1-37, Elijah Pitts 1-6, Marv Fleming 1-5, Jim Taylor 1-2
CHICAGO - Joe Marconi 4-44 1 TD, Mike Ditka 3-33, Jon Arnett 2-42, Johnny Morris 1-10, Jim Jones 1-5, Gale Sayers 1-2
(DALLAS) - Quarterback Don Meredith, operating from Dallas' new rollout offense, rifled two touchdown passes to sprinter Bob Hayes Saturday night to give the Cowboys a victory over the Packers before a sellout throng. Meredith nailed Hayes on payoff shots of 22 and 35 yards after the stingy Dallas defense had picked off passes by Packer quarterback Bart Starr. Substitute Dallas quarterback Craig Morton hit flanker Frank Clarke with a third touchdown pass for two yards with nine seconds remaining in game. Hayes thrilled the largest paid crowd in Cowboy history with 70- yard touchdown jaunt in the second quarter with a punt return, but it was called back because of a clipping penalty. Green Bay's heralded ground attack was bottled up most of the night by the massive Cowboy defense and Starr was off on, his passing. Packer Coach Vince Lombardi used his million-dollar rookies Donnie Anderson and Jim Grabowski in the second half and they tore off sizable gains, although Anderson did fumble a kick-off return.
GREEN BAY -  0  3  0  0 -  3
DALLAS    -  0  7  7  7 - 21
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   13            19
Rush-yards-TDs            30-147        18-121
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  9-28-126-0-3 14-33-165-3-2
Sacked-yards                 -57            -9
Net pass yards                69           156
Total yards                  216           277
Fumbles lost                   2             0
Turnovers                      5             2
Yards Penalized               47            28
SCORING
2nd - DAL - Bob Hayes, 22-yd pass from Don Meredith (Danny Villanueva kick) DALLAS7-0
2nd - GB - Chandler, 12-yard field goal DALLAS 7-3
3rd - DAL - Hayes, 35-yard pass from Meredith (Villanueva kick) DALLAS 14-3
4th - DAL - Frank Clarke, 1-yard pass from Craig Morton (Villanueva kick) DALLAS 21-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 13-72, Elijah Pitts 6-25, Jim Grabowski 3-21, Bart Starr 1-13, Paul Hornung 2-9, Donny Anderson 5-7
DALLAS - Mel Renfro 7-49, Don Perkins 2-29, Dan Reeves 4-26, Don Meredith 1-7, Pettis Norman 1-6, Walt Garrison 3-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 21-6-96 2 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 7-3-30 1 INT
DALLAS - Don Meredith 27-13-164 2 TD 1 INT, Craig Morton 6-1-1 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Allen Brown 3-28, Paul Hornung 1-28, Carroll Dale 1-27, Jim Taylor 1-13, Donny Anderson 1-5
DALLAS - Bob Hayes 3-58 2 TD, Mel Renfro 3-50, Peter Gent 2-24, Frank Clarke 2-16 1 TD, Pettis Norman 1-9, Walt Garrison 1-(-4)
(GREEN BAY) - That frightful SS offense with which the Green Bay Packers won last year's title hasn't vanished with age. "Sputtered and stammered," were the verbs Coach Vince Lombardi used to describe the offense after the Packers' 17-6 victory over Pittsburgh Saturday night. It was the champions' first preseason triumph over a team of fellow pros in three tries this summer. The two touchdowns doubled Green Bay's previous total, but Green Bay had nine other series of plays end in punts, fumbles or pass interceptions. Green Bay's $835,000 pair of bonus backs, rookies Jim Grabowski and Donnie Anderson, played the last five series for the Packers and piled up 66 yards in rushing.
PITTSBURGH -  3  3  0  0 -  6
GREEN BAY  -  7  7  3  0 - 17
                      PITTSBURGH     GREEN BAY
First downs                   10            15
Rush-yards-TDs            26-105        34-186
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-27-161-0-2 12-21-154-1-1
Sacked-yards                  -9           -42
Net pass yards               152           112
Total yards                  257           298
Fumbles lost                   1             2
Turnovers                      3             3
Yards Penalized               30            30
SCORING
1st - GB - Taylor, 11-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - PIT - Mike Clark, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - PIT - Clark, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - GB - Hornung, 10-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-6
3rd - GB - Chandler, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 9-67, Paul Hornung 11-40 1 TD, Jim Grabowski 7-39, Donny Anderson 5-27, Bart Starr 2-13
PITTSBURGH - Willie Asbury 15-99, Dick Hoak 2-5, Dick Leftridge 1-2, Bill Nelsen 4-1, Cannonball Butler 4-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 17-11-149 1 TD 1 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 3-1-5, Paul Hornung 1-0-0
PITTSBURGH - Bill Nelsen 26-12-149 2 INT, Dick Hoak 1-1-12
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 4-59 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 3-44, Bill Anderson 2-15, Max McGee 1-17, Bob Long 1-14, Paul Hornung 1-5
PITTSBURGH - John Hilton 4-52, Gary Ballman 3-29, Dick Hoak 2-17, Roy Jefferson 1-44, Cannonball Butler 1-12, J.R. Wilburn 1-6, Willie Asbury 1-1
(MILWAUKEE) - Two touchdowns by Jim Taylor and three field goals by Don Chandler, together with an almost inpenetrable defense, led the Green Bay Packers to a 37-10 victory over the New York Giants Saturday night in the final exhibition game of the season for both teams. New York's only points came on a 22-yard field goal by Pete Gogolak in the second quarter and Gary Wood's 72-yard touchdown toss to Homer Jones with less than three minutes left to play. The two scoring thrusts were the only times New York got into Green Bay territory. Paul Hornung touched things off for Green Bay, taking a screen pass from Bart Starr and going 56 yards to set up the first Packer touchdown on Taylor's one-yard plunge. The Giants may have lost more than the ball game. Tucker Frederickson, their leading ball carrier as a rookie last year, reinjured his left knee and had to be helped to the dressing room.
NEW YORK  -  0  3  0  7 - 10
GREEN BAY -  7 14  7  9 - 37
                        NEW YORK     GREEN BAY
First downs                    8            20
Rush-yards-TDs             23-66        33-183
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  5-20-130-1-3 16-34-256-1-1
Sacked-yards                 -19           0-0
Net pass yards               111           256
Total yards                  177           439
Fumbles lost                   1             0
Turnovers                      4             1
Yards Penalized               35             8
SCORING
1st - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - NY - Pete Gogolak, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Taylor, 4-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - GB - Starr, 6-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - GB - Anderson, 3-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 28-3
4th - GB - Chandler, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 31-3
4th - GB - Chandler, 25-yard field goal GREEN BAY 34-3
4th - GB - Chandler, 47-yard field goal GREEN BAY 37-3
4th - NY - Homer Jones, 72-yard pass from Gary Woods (Gogolak kick) GREEN BAY 37-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 3-72, Jim Grabowski 7-30, Donny Anderson 10-25, Jim Taylor 7-20 2 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 1-14, Allan Jacobs 2-12, Bart Starr 1-6, Paul Hornung 2-4
NEW YORK - Ernie Koy 11-30, Chuck Mercein 6-16, Steve Thurlow 3-12, Smith Reed 3-8
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 26-11-207 1 TD 1 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 7-5-49, Donny Anderson 1-0-0
NEW YORK - Earl Morrall 15-3-59 2 INT, Gary Wood 5-2-71 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 4-73, Marv Fleming 3-32, Donny Anderson 3-28 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 2-28, Jim Taylor 2-6, Paul Hornung 1-56, Carroll Dale 1-32
NEW YORK - Aaron Thomas 2-45, Homer Jones 1-72 1 TD, Del Shofner 1-14, Smith Reed 1-(-1)
(CLEVELAND) - Jim Taylor grabbed a Bart Starr pass and squirmed past two tacklers to score a touchdown on a nine-yard play in the final three minutes and give the Green Bay Packers a 21-20 victory over the Cleveland Browns. The world champion Packers, trailing the Browns until late in the game in a rematch of their NFL title clash last season, used up more than nine minutes in the final quarter while traveling on the 85-yard touchdown drive. On a fourth-down-and-one situation on the Browns' nine, Taylor caught a short pass from Starr and eluded Erich Barnes and Ross Fichtner and scored with 2:45 remaining to give the Packers the victory and boost their record to 2-0. The Browns, giving the Packers a tougher battle without Jimmy Brown than they did with him last year, made a desperate attempt to come back but Lionel Aldridge recovered a Frank Ryan fumble about midfield with 30 seconds remaining to ice the game. Gary Collins caught two touchdown passes from Ryan.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  7  7 - 21
CLEVELAND -  7 10  0  3 - 20
                       GREEN BAY     CLEVELAND
First downs                   22            16
Rush-yards-TDs          38-118-1      22-110-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-30-238-2-0 15-24-184-2-0
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-28
Net pass yards               238           156
Total yards                  356           266
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           1-1
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             4-31          6-50
SCORING
1st - CLE - Gary Collins, 11-yard pass from Frank Ryan (Lou Groza kick) CLEVELAND 7-0
2nd - CLE - Collins, 24-yard pass from Ryan (Groza kick) CLEVELAND 14-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 44-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) CLEVELAND 14-7
2nd - CLE - Groza, 42-yard field goal CLEVELAND 17-7
3rd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) CLEVELAND 17-14
4th - CLE - Groza, 46-yard field goal CLEVELAND 20-14
4th - GB - Taylor, 9-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Paul Hornung 14-51, Jim Taylor 17-42 1 TD, Bart Starr 4-17, Elijah Pitts 3-8
CLEVELAND - Ernie Green 9-52, Leroy Kelly 11-51, Frank Ryan 2-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 30-20-238 2 TD
CLEVELAND - Frank Ryan 24-15-184 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 8-64 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 4-61, Paul Hornung 3-69 1 TD, Carroll Dale 2-23, Marv Fleming 2-15, Bill Anderson 1-15
CLEVELAND - Ernie Green 5-33, Gary Collins 4-70 2 TD, Paul Warfield 3-54, Leroy Kelly 3-27
(GREEN BAY) - Bart Starr braced the reeling Green Bay Packers with an 80-yard touchdown strike to Elijah Pitts in the final period, and the Packers went on to a 24-13 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The victory gave the unbeaten Packers undisputed possession of first place in the NFL Western Conference race. The Packers, their back to the wall as a result of four fumble recoveries by the Rams, were struggling to hold a 17-13 lead when Starr, passing from near his own end zone on a second down and 10 play, found Pitts in the clear on about the Packer 45. Pitts, getting a bruising block from Boyd Dowler, sprinted ahead of the Rams secondary the rest of the way. The Packers had a 17-0 lead and had held the Rams without a first down when their fumbling started late in the second period. The Rams' Maxie Vaughan pounced on Starr's fumble at the Green Bay 33 to set up a 13-yard Bruce Gossett field goal. Gossett, who missed two field goals in the second half, kicked a 35-yarder minutes later. The second field goal came after Pitts lost the ball on a hand-off and Irv Cross recovered. The Rams struck again in the third period as they mounted a 54-yard drive that ended with Dick Bass slicing over from the eight. Starr was at his best in the first half as he engineered scoring drives of 69 and 33 yards. Both drives ended in Paul Hornung touchdowns, the first on a six yard pass and the second on a four yard slant off tackle. Don Chandler, who had a field goal blocked by Dave Jones in the first period, hit from the 14 in the second quarter. Dave Robinson had picked off a Roman Gabriel pass at the Rams' 27 and returned it to the 13 to set it up.
LOS ANGELES -  0  6  7  0 - 13
GREEN BAY   -  7 10  0  7 - 24
                     LOS ANGELES     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            14
Rush-yards-TDs          31-106-1       33-94-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-28-124-0-1 13-21-262-2-0
Sacked-yards                8-57          4-29
Net pass yards                67           233
Total yards                  173           327
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           5-5
Turnovers                      2             5
Penalties-yards             3-21          4-40
SCORING
1st - GB - Hornung, 6-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 4-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Chandler, 14-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - LA - Bruce Gossett, 13-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-3
2nd - LA - Gossett, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-6
3rd - LA - Dick Bass, 8-yard run (Gossett kick) GREEN BAY 17-13
4th - GB - Pitts, 80-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 24-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 15-42, Paul Hornung 11-33 1 TD, Donny Anderson 1-8, Bart Starr 2-5, Jim Grabowski 1-4, Elijah Pitts 3-2
LOS ANGELES - Dick Bass 13-59 1 TD, Tom Moore 17-41, Les Josephson 1-6
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 20-12-257 2 TD, Paul Hornung 1-1-5
LOS ANGELES - Roman Gabriel 28-14-124 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 6-76, Paul Hornung 2-45 1 TD, Marv Fleming 2-42, Elijah Pitts 1-80 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 1-16, Jim Taylor 1-3
LOS ANGELES - Billy Truax 7-62, Tom Moore 4-17, Jack Snow 3-45
(GREEN BAY) - Bart Starr tossed two touchdown bombs and an opportunistic defense set the stage for three Don Chandler field goals as the unbeaten Green Bay Packers upended the Detroit Lions 23-14. The victory kept the Packers alone in first place in the Western Conference. Starr tossed 53 yards to Marv Fleming and 78 yards to Carroll Dale as the.Packers raced to a 17-0 lead against the Lions, frustrated all afternoon by fumbles and penalties. The Packers picked off two Milt Plum passes and recovered three Lion fumbles. One of the interceptions and two of the fumbles led to Chandler field goals. Chandler's boots were true from the 14, 22 and 31. He missed one from the 43. The Lions, behind Plum's passing and the inside pounding of Amos Marsh and Tom Nowatzke, pulled to within six points early in the fourth period as Marsh powered over from the eight to cap an 80-yard drive. Nowatzke scored the first Detroit touchdown with a one-yard plunge in the second period. The Packers struck the first time they got the ball as Starr passed to Fleming over the middle at the Detroit 45. Fleming shook a couple of defenders and raced for the touchdown. A fumble by Marsh on the Detroit 39 was recovered by the Packers' Ron Kostelnik. A seven-yard penalty tagged onto a Starr to Jim Taylor pass play pushed the ball to the Detroit 17. Chandler followed three plays with his first kick.
DETROIT   -  0  7  0  7 - 14
GREEN BAY - 10  7  3  3 - 23
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            10
Rush-yards-TDs          37-174-2       29-66-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-24-193-0-2 11-19-212-2-0
Sacked-yards                2-18          5-27
Net pass yards               175           185
Total yards                  349           251
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           0-0
Turnovers                      5             0
Penalties-yards            9-123          2-12
SCORING
1st - GB - Chandler, 14-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - GB - Dale, 78-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - DET - Tom Nowatzke, 1-yard run (Wayne Walker kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Chandler, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-7
4th - DET - Amos Marsh, 8-yard run (Walker kick) GREEN BAY 20-14
4th - GB - Chandler, 31-yard field goal GREEN BAY 23-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 12-34, Paul Hornung 15-22, Donny Anderson 1-7, Bart Starr 1-3
DETROIT - Amos Marsh 21-89 1 TD, Tom Nowatzke 14-61 1 TD, Pat Studtill 1-15, Milt Plum 1-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 19-11-212 2 TD
DETROIT - Milt Plum 24-15-193 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Marv Fleming 3-72 1 TD, Carroll Dale 2-99 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 2-16, Jim Taylor 2-15, Bill Anderson 1-8, Paul Hornung 1-2
DETROIT - Pat Studstill 5-89, Tom Nowatzke 4-44, Gail Cogdill 3-32, Ron Kramer 2-20, Amos Marsh 1-8
(SAN FRANCISCO) - George Mira, the former Miami sensation who hasn't been able to match his college exploits except against the Packers helped the 49ers upset Green Bay, 24-14 in 1964. Playing because millionaire quarterback John Brodie was hampered by a groin injury, Mira did it again. He flipped an eight-yard touchdown pass to John David Crow with 14:05 left in the game to give the 49ers a 21-13 lead. Green Bay never caught up, although Chandler had a chance to win the game, but missed a 26-yard field goal with six minutes left.
GREEN BAY     -  3  0 10  7 - 20
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  7  7  7 - 21
                       GREEN BAY SAN FRANCISCO
First downs                   17            17
Rush-yards-TDs          34-106-0      30-154-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 18-26-287-2-1 12-25-121-2-1
Sacked-yards                2-25          3-27
Net pass yards               262            94
Total yards                  368           248
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-0
Turnovers                      2             1
Penalties-yards             5-61          4-50
SCORING
1st - GB - Chandler, 18-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - SF - John David Crow, 27-yd pass from George Mira (Tommy Davis kick) SAN FRANCISCO 7-3
3rd - SF - Matt Hazeltine, 22-yard fumble recovery (Davis kick) SAN FRANCISCO 14-3
3rd - GB - Hornung, 43-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) SAN FRANCISCO 14-10
3rd - GB - Chandler, 22-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 14-13
4th - SF - Crow, 27-yard pass from Mira (Davis kick) SAN FRANCISCO 21-13
4th - GB - Dale, 38-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) SAN FRANCISCO 21-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 16-54, Paul Hornung 11-30, Elijah Pitts 6-20, Bart Starr 1-2
SAN FRANCISCO - George Mira 3-46, Ken Willard 14-43, Dave Kopay 4-42, John David Crow 9-23
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 26-18-287 2 TD 1 INT
SAN FRANCISCO - John Brodie 4-3-17, George Mira 21-9-104 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 4-86 1 TD, Jim Taylor 4-39, Paul Hornung 3-51 1 TD, Marv Fleming 2-27, Elijah Pitts 2-27, Boyd Dowler 2-18, Max McGee 1-39
SAN FRANCISCO - John David Crow 5-53 2 TD, Dave Parks 2-26, Monty Stickles 2-20, Kent Kramer 1-13, Ken Willard 1-6, Bernie Casey 1-3
(CHICAGO) - Paul Hornung and Jim Taylor remembered what it means to be a star. Hornung and Taylor, whom experts said were slowing down to a walk, ran with their old verve and power to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 17-0 victory over the Chicago Bears. The failure of Hornung and Taylor to run like their old selves in the last two games had given coach Vince Lombardi the idea of benching his two stars in favor of youngsters Donny Anderson and Jim Grabowski. But because of the importance of the game, Lombardi went with his two veterans and the psychology paid off as each man turned in an exceptional game. Taylor caught passes of 12 and 16 yards and ran for 11 more during the Packers' 66-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter with Hornung taking the ball in for the score from the one. Ray Nitschke intercepted a Rudy Bukich pass later in the third period to set up a 30-yard field goal by Don Chandler and Willie Wood ran back an intercepted pass 20 yards for a TD in the final quarter to complete the Packers' scoring. The Green Bay defense held Chicago to 94 total yards of offense and Gale Sayers to 25 yards on 15 carries.
GREEN BAY -  0  0 10  7 - 17
CHICAGO   -  0  0  0  0 -  0
                       GREEN BAY      CHICAGO
First downs                   12            6
Rush-yards-TDs          35-121-1      30-42-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   8-19-80-0-1 12-23-69-0-3
Sacked-yards                3-21         2-17
Net pass yards                59           52
Total yards                  180           94
Fumbles-lost                 2-1          2-1
Turnovers                      2            4
Penalties-yards             3-23         6-74
SCORING
3rd - GB - Hornung, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - GB - Chandler, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
4th - GB - Wood, 20-yard interception return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 17-66, Elijah Pitts 8-40, Paul Hornung 6-11 1 TD, Jim Grabowski 1-3, Donny Anderson 2-1, Bart Starr 1-0
CHICAGO - Gale Sayers 15-29, Brian Piccolo 1-5, Rudy Bukich 2-4, Jon Arnett 5-3, Joe Marconi 1-2, Ronnie Bull 6-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 18-8-80 1 INT, Elijah Pitts 1-0-0
CHICAGO - Rudy Bukich 23-12-69 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 4-42, Boyd Dowler 1-15, Carroll Dale 1-13, Elijah Pitts 1-6, Paul Hornung 1-4
CHICAGO - Jon Arnett 4-3, Gale Sayers 3-21, Mike Ditka 2-26, Jim Jones 2-10, Duane Allen 1-9
(MILWAUKEE) - Bonus baby Donny Anderson scored two touchdowns, one on a 77-yard punt return, as the Green Bay Packers mauled the defenseless Atlanta Falcons 56-3. Anderson's first regular season score came on a five-yard sweep as the once beaten Packers remained alone atop the Western Conference standings. Green Bay plucked the Falcons for 28 points in the first half alone as Bart Starr completed eight of 11 throws for 217 yards. He stepped aside in favor of Zeke Bratkowski early in the second half. The Packers, unable to score more than 24 points in any previous game, held only a 7-0 lead after the first 15 minutes as Elijah Pitts smashed over from the three to cap a 71-yard drive that began with a Bob Jeter interception of a Dennis Claridge pass. But they added three more touchdowns in the second period with Jim Taylor plunging over from the one, Carroll Dale taking a 51 yard Starr bomb and Anderson's sweep. Atlanta came back in the second half to score on a 41-yard field goal by Lou Kirouac, set up by the power running of Ernie Wheelwright. But Herb Adderly added a fifth Packer touchdown with a 68-yard runback of a pass interception. Bratkowski, who took over for Starr early in the third period, connected with Max McGee for a 24-yard touchdown early in the final period. Anderson's punt return came late in the game as the Packers continued to pour it on despite liberal substituting by Coach Vince Lombardi. Another substitute, Doug Hart, closed out the scoring when he intercepted a Randy Johnson pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. The victory margin remains the largest in Green Bay history.
ATLANTA   -  0  0  3  0 -  3
GREEN BAY -  7 21  7 21 - 56
                         ATLANTA     GREEN BAY
First Downs                   15            19
Rush-yards-TDs          29-140-0      28-126-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-29-142-0-4 10-19-251-2-0
Sacked-yards                8-66          2-20
Net pass yards                76           231
Total yards                  216           357
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           0-0
Turnovers                      4             0
Penalties-yards             4-48          6-64
SCORING
2nd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Dale, 51-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - GB - Anderson, 5-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
3rd - ATL - Lou Kirouac, 41-yard field goal GREEN BAY 28-3
3rd - GB - Adderley, 68-yard interception return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 35-3
4th - GB - McGee, 24-yard pass from Bratkowski (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 42-3
4th - GB - Anderson, 77-yard punt return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 49-3
4th - GB - Hart, 40-yard interception return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 56-3
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Grabowski 7-52, Jim Taylor 10-50 1 TD, Donny Anderson 5-15 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 6-9 1 TD
ATLANTA - Ernie Wheelwright 8-51, Junior Coffey 10-41, Dennis Claridge 3-22, Randy Johnson 2-20, Charlie Scales 2-3, Rudy Johnson 2-3
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 13-8-220 1 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 6-2-31 1 TD
ATLANTA - Dennis Claridge 11-6-51 1 INT, Randy Johnson 17-5-91 3 INT, Billy Lothridge 1-0-0
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 4-110 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 2-66, Boyd Dowler 2-41, Max McGee 1-24 1 TD, Marv Fleming 1-10
ATLANTA - Bill Martin 4-42, Alex Hawkins 2-36, Vern Burke 2-22, Junior Coffey 1-21, Taz Anderson 1-16, Ernie Wheelwright 1-5
The pre-season preview from the 1966 Football Pros magazine (Credit - Packerville, USA)
(DETROIT) - Bart Starr used his own passing and the runs of Elijah Pitts and Jim Taylor to hammer out a 31-7 victory over the Detroit Lions. Green Bay overcame its own mistakes and used Detroit bobbles to run its record to 7-1 in the Western Conference. The Packers turned three pass interceptions into two touchdowns and a field goal and scored another touchdown after recovering a Detroit fumble. Lion quarterback Karl Sweetan hit Pat Studstill with one of their patented long gainers - this one for 63 yards - to set up the only Lion touchdown. But the sterling Packer defense kept the rush on Sweetan, and Lion fumbles and penalties handicapped their efforts. Pitts scored three times, twice on runs of four and three yards and once on 24-yard pass from Starr. Taylor scored on a one-yard buck and Don Chandler kicked a 40-yard field goal. Tom Nowatzke get Detroit's only touchdown on a two-yard burst in the second period that cut Green Bay's lead to 10-7.
GREEN BAY -  0 17  7  7 - 31
DETROIT   -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   19            19
Rush-yards-TDs          43-174-3       22-84-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-15-170-1-0 21-45-271-0-3
Sacked-yards                 0-0          4-38
Net pass yards               170           233
Total yards                  344           317
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           3-2
Turnovers                      2             5
Penalties-yards             4-33          4-52
SCORING
2nd - GB - Pitts, 4-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Chandler, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - DET - Tom Nowatske, 2-yard run (Wayne Walker kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - GB - Pitts, 24-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
4th - GB - Pitts, 3-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 21-99 2 TD, Jim Taylor 16-50 1 TD, Bart Starr 2-16, Donny Anderson 2-15, Jim Grabowski 2-(-6)
DETROIT - Tom Nowatzke 9-52 1 TD, Amos Marsh 13-32
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 13-11-154 1 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 2-2-16
DETROIT - Karl Sweetan 45-21-271 3 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 3-30, Marv Fleming 3-28, Elijah Pitts 2-31 1 TD, Jim Taylor 2-13, Carroll Dale 1-52, Donny Anderson 1-11, Jim Grabowski 1-5
DETROIT - Pat Studstill 7-164, Ron Kramer 5-51, Tom Nowatzke 3-4, Gail Cogdill 2-23, John Henderson 2-8, Bill Malinchak 1-13, Bruce McLenna 1-8
(GREEN BAY) - Bill Brown crashed over from the one-yard line for a fourth period touchdown that gave Fran Tarkenton and the resurgent Minnesota Vikings a 20-17 upset victory over the Green Bay Packers. Brown's touchdown, his second of the game, capped a 73-yard march led by Tarkenton, the hottest quarterback in the NFL in the past four weeks. The defeat, the Packers' second in nine games, shaved a full game off their Western Conference lead but left them one-half game ahead of the second place Baltimore Colts. The Packers got tbe ball twice deep in their own territory after Brown's go-ahead touchdown, but the Vikings' defense kept Bart Starr and the Packers from staging a counterdrive. Tarkenton, who completed 16 of 26 passes for 172 yards, found Jim Phillips with a 38-yard strike in the key play of the crucial march which began after the Packers' first punt of the game. The pass put the ball on the Packers' 28-yard line. Dave Osborn picked up seven yards and Brown gained four for a first down. But the Green Bay defense rose up to smack down Osborn for a three yard loss. Tarkenton, ever scrambling, passed to Paul Flatley at the 10, Osborn plowed to the four, then to the one, and Brown belted over from there with 1:53 left to play.
MINNESOTA -  0 10  0 10 - 20
GREEN BAY -  7  3  7  0 - 17
                       MINNESOTA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            18
Rush-yards-TDs          46-126-2      35-158-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-26-172-0-0 11-18-140-0-0
Sacked-yards                 1-8           1-6
Net pass yards               164           134
Total yards                  290           292
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-1
Turnovers                      0             1
Penalties-yards             2-19          2-20
SCORING
1st - GB - Taylor, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - MINN - Bill Brown, 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Chandler, 11-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
2nd - MINN - Cox, 31-yard field goal TIED 10-10
3rd - GB - Pitts, 2-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-10
4th - MINN - Cox, 16-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-13
4th - MINN - Brown, 1-yard run (Cox kick) MINNESOTA 20-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 18-89 1 TD, Jim Taylor 16-68 1 TD, Bart Starr 1-1
MINNESOTA - Bill Brown 21-51 2 TD, Dave Osborn 9-28, Tommy Mason 10-23, Fran Tarkenton 5-22, Jim Lindsey 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 18-11-140
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 26-16-172
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 5-44, Elijah Pitts 4-58, Boyd Dowler 1-25, Carroll Dale 1-13
MINNESOTA - Red Phillips 4-72, Preston Carpenter 4-45, Bill Brown 4-30, Paul Flatley 3-26, Tommy Mason 1-(-1)
(GREEN BAY) - Roger Leclerc missed a fourth period conversion that would have tied the score and the Green Bay Packers stormed back for a touchdown enabling them to defeat the Chicago Bears 13-6. The victory, coupled with Detroit's 20-14 upset of the Baltimore Colts, gave the Packers undisputed possession of first place in the NFL's Western Conference. The Bears had just pulled within a point at 7-6 when Gale Sayers crashed over for a touchdown from the two with 9:29 left in the game. LeClerc's cleats apparently caught the turf as his foot swung into the ball on the point after touchdown attempt, and the Packers' Lee Roy Caffey slapped the ball down. The Packers then drove downfield after the kickoff for a touchdown that put the victory under wraps. Carroll Dale capped the 63-yard march by outracing defender Charles Brown on a 33-yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski. Dale's touchdown was his second of the game. The first came on a six-yard pass from Bratkowski, who took over for the injured Bart Starr at the start of the second period. The touchdown came moments after the Chicago line stopped a Green Bay drive that had reached just inside the 10-yard line. Three running plays failed to get the Packers the two yards they needed for a first down and the Bears took over. Three plays later Ronnie Bull, jolted by Lionel Aldridge, fumbled and Caffey recovered for the Packers on the Chicago 18. A delay of game penalty pushed the ball back to the 23, then Jimmy Taylor bulled his way to the nine after taking a swing pass from Bratkowski. Elijah Pitts and Taylor sliced to the six and Bratkowski found Dale alone about a foot inside the goal line for the touchdown.
CHICAGO   -  0  0  0  6 -  6
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  6 - 13
                        CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   9            15
Rush-yards-TDs          26-75-1       33-69-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  9-22-98-0-3 17-31-240-2-1
Sacked-yards               2-13          1-13
Net pass yards               85           227
Total yards                 160           296
Fumbles-lost                3-1           1-1
Turnovers                     4             2
Penalties-yards            8-93         10-85
SCORING
2nd - GB - Dale, 6-yard pass from Bratkowski (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - CHI - Gale Sayers, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 7-6
4th - GB - Dale, 33-yard pass from Bratkowski (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 13-6
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 20-49, Elijah Pitts 10-14, Bart Starr 1-6, Zeke Bratkowski 1-0
CHICAGO - Gale Sayers 20-68 1 TD, Ronnie Bull 3-10, Ralph Kurek 2-0, Rudy Bukich 1-(-3)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 5-3-50, Zeke Bratkowski 25-14-190 2 TD 1 INT, Elijah Pitts 1-0-0
CHICAGO - Rudy Bukich 17-7-79 2 INT, Billy Wade 4-2-19, Gale Sayers 1-0-0 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 6-87 2 TD, Jim Taylor 3-17, Boyd Dowler 2-49, Elijah Pitts 2-33, Marv Fleming 2-28, Bob Long 2-26
CHICAGO - Ronnie Bull 3-33, Mike Ditka 3-29, Dick Gordon 2-22, Gale Sayers 1-14
(MINNESOTA) - Herb Adderley partially blocked a punt to set up a Green Bay touchdown and intercepted a Fran Tarkenton pass to crush Minnesota's bid for a winning touchdown in the final two minutes as the Packers defeated the Vikings 28-16. The victory, avenging a 20-17 upset loss to the Vikings three weeks ago, lifted the Packers into a two-game lead in the Western Conference. The Vikings, battling back from a 21-3 halftime deficit, trimmed Green Bay's lead to 21-16 on Tarkenton's 38-yard scoring pass to Dave Osborn with 9 1/2 minutes left. With 3 1/2 minutes remaining, the Vikings tried a dipsy-doodle pass play with Tarkenton first pitching out to Phil King, who lateraled the ball back to Tarkenton. Adderley intercepted Tarkenton's pass. The Packers scored a few plays later to ice the victory, with rookie Jim Grabowski circling left end for 36 yards and the touchdown. The Vikings had pecked away at the Green Bay lead with two field goals by Fred Cox from 30 and 22 yards in the third period. Tarkenton finally got Minnesota's offense clicking halfway through the final quarter. He hit Jim Phillips on a 40-yard pass, then connected with Osborn for the touchdown, climaxing a 96-yard scoring march in five plays.
GREEN BAY -  7 14  0  7 - 28
MINNESOTA -  3  0  6  7 - 16
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   20            18
Rush-yards-TDs          31-164-2      40-128-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 20-31-149-2-0 15-27-229-1-1
Sacked-yards                 1-9          4-35
Net pass yards               140           194
Total yards                  304           322
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           2-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             7-72          6-68
SCORING
1st - MINN - Fred Cox, 27-yard field goal MINNESOTA 3-0
1st - GB - Pitts, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Taylor, 14-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - GB - Fleming, 10-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-3
3rd - MINN - Cox, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-6
3rd - MINN - Cox, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-9
4th - MINN - Dave Osborn, 38-yard pass from Fran Tarkenton (Cox kick) GREEN BAY 21-16
4th - GB - Grabowski, 36-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 28-16
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Grabowski 7-61 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 12-41 1 TD, Don Chandler 1-33, Jim Taylor 8-20, Bart Starr 3-9
MINNESOTA - Bill Brown 17-40, Jim Lindsey 11-40, Dave Osborn 2-20, Fran Tarkenton 6-18, Phil King 3-6, Billy Ray Barnes 1-4
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 31-20-149 2 TD
MINNESOTA - Fran Tarkenton 27-15-229 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Marv Fleming 4-37 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 4-35, Elijah Pitts 4-31, Jim Taylor 4-25 1 TD, Jim Grabowski 3-8, Carroll Dale 1-13
MINNESOTA - Red Phillips 5-98, Jim Lindsey 3-37, Paul Flatley 2-29, Preston Carpenter 2-20, Bill Brown 2-7, Dave Osborn 1-38 1 TD
(MILWAUKEE) - Bart Starr shocked San Francisco with an 83-yard touchdown pass to Carroll Dale on the third play of the game and Green Bay went on to a 20-7 victory assuring the Packers of at least a first place tie in the Western Conference. Starr also scored on a one-yard sneak to cap an 83-yard fourth period drive as the Packers preserved their two-game lead over second-place Baltimore with two games left to play. Don Chandler's kick after the second Green Bay touchdown was blocked. Minutes later the 49ers sliced the Packers' lead to six points on a 5-yard touchdown pass from John Brodie to Dave Parks. But Starr, despite the icy field, came right back to set up an insurance touchdown, passing 41 yards to Dale to give the Packers a first down on the San Francisco 22. Jim Taylor swung wide to the 12, a roughness penalty pushed the ball to the six and Elijah Pitts rammed over from the two. Starr connected on 13 of 24 passes for 236 yards in a game played under miserable conditions. The temperature was in the 20s, a biting wind blew and an icy rain fell throughout the game.
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY     -  7  0  0 13 - 20
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            20
Rush-yards-TDs          32-140-0      36-107-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 14-33-183-1-2 13-24-236-1-0
Sacked-yards                 1-2          4-32
Net pass yards               181           204
Total yards                  321           311
Fumbles-lost                 4-2           1-1
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             7-66          4-30
SCORING
1st - GB - Dale, 83-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - GB - Starr, 1-yard run (Kick blocked) GREEN BAY 13-0
4th - SF - Dave Parks, 65-yard pass from John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick) GREEN BAY 13-7
4th - GB - Pitts, 2-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 20-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 18-84, Elijah Pitts 14-27 1 TD, Bart Starr 1-1 1 TD, Jim Grabowski 1-1, Donny Anderson 2-(-6)
SAN FRANCISCO - Ken Willard 14-52, John David Crow 9-52, Tommy Davis 1-22, Gary Lewis 3-8, Dave Kopay 4-5, George Mira 1-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 24-13-236 1 TD
SAN FRANCISCO - John Brodie 33-14-182 1 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Marv Fleming 4-36, Carroll Dale 3-142 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 3-31, Jim Taylor 2-14, Boyd Dowler 1-13
SAN FRANCISCO - Dave Parks 6-138 1 TD, John David Crow 2-27, Bernie Casey 2-13, Monty Stickles 2-7, Gary Lewis 1-14, Dave Kopay 1-(-6)
(BALTIMORE) - Elijah Pitts, who toiled in the shadow of Paul Hornung for years, scored two big touchdowns for Green Bay Saturday in a 14-10 victory over the stubborn Baltimore Colts, clinching the Western Conference title. It was the fifth conference crown for the Packers in eight years since Vince Lombardi came West to take over the coaching job. The grueling battle was fought in a rainstorm that soaked most of the sell-out crowd of 60,238 at Memorial Stadium and turned the field into a mud bath. Pitts, the 27-year-old halfback from Philander Smith College scored in the first period on a 42-yard pass reception from Bart Starr to give the Packers a 7-0 lead. He scored again in the fourth period on a two-yard plunge after the Colts had taken a 10-7 halftime lead. The Colts scored all their points in the second period on a two-yard plunge by Tony Lorick and a 26-yard field goal by Lou Michaels. Lorick's touchdown was set up by a pass from Johnny Unitas to Tom Matte that took the ball to the two-yard line. The Colts almost won the game in the closing minutes when Unitas led a drive to the Packers' 15-yard line and then left his protective pass pocket to run the ball inside the 10-yard line. He fumbled when tackled, however, and Dave Robinson recovered for the Packers on the five. Green Bay easily ran out the clock.
GREEN BAY - 7  0  0  7 - 14
BALTIMORE - 0 10  0  0 - 10
                       GREEN BAY     BALTIMORE
First downs                   14            15
Rush-yards-TDs           30-97-1      43-153-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 12-23-183-1-0 11-25-140-0-4
Sacked-yards                5-38          1-10
Net pass yards               145           130
Total yards                  242           283
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           1-1
Turnovers                      1             5
Penalties-yards             2-19          3-25
SCORING
1st - GB - Pitts, 42-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - BALT - Tony Lorick, 1-yard run (Lou Michaels kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - BALT - Michaels, 26-yard field goal BALTIMORE 10-7
4th - GB - Pitts, 2-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 17-43, Elijah Pitts 11-43 1 TD, Bart Starr 1-8, Zeke Bratkowski 1-3
BALTIMORE - Jerry Hill 25-88, Tony Lorick 10-35 1 TD, Tom Matte 3-18, Johnny Unitas 5-12
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 15-7-96 1 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 8-5-87
BALTIMORE - Johnny Unitas 24-11-140 3 INT, Gary Cuozzo 1-0-0 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 4-79 1 TD, Jim Taylor 3-34, Carroll Dale 2-29, Marv Fleming 2-23, Max McGee 1-18
BALTIMORE - Raymond Berry 4-59, Lenny Moore 2-18, John Mackey 2-15, Tom Matte 1-25, Tony Lorick 1-18, Jimmy Orr 1-5
(LOS ANGELES) - Green Bay destroyed Los Angeles' hopes of going to the Playoff Bowl as reserve quarterback Zeke Bratkowski led the champion Packers to a 27-23 victory. A crowd of 72,416, the largest in two years, turned out in summerlike weather in hopes that the Rams might win and journey to Miami, Fla,, for the game between the second place teams of the NFL's two divisions January 8. Green Bay wound up the regular season with a record of 12-2, while the Rams, 8-6, had their best season since 1958. The Rams suddenly caught fire in the final three minutes of the game and scored two touchdowns to go with the record-making three field goals kicked by Bruce Gossett. Gossett's three field goals were for 36, 30 and 17 yards and brought his total for the season to 28, breaking the NFL record of 26 set in 1962 by Lou Michaels with Pittsburgh. As the fans were streaming out, punter Jon Kilgore faked a punt pass and threw the ball to DB Claude Crabb, a member of the kicking team. It went for 47 yards to the Packer 15, and two plays later, Roman Gabriel ran for the touchdown. There was a multi-fumble scene in the last minute, and Merlin Olsen came up with the ball. Gabriel passed for 65 yards to Steve Heckard to the Packer three and then passed for the TD to Marlin McKeever to pull within four points of Green Bay. Bratkowski, filling in for regular Bart Starr, played the entire game and threw one touchdown pass, 23 yards to Carroll Dale. Bob Jeter intercepted a Gabriel pass and returned it 75 yards to put Green Bay in front 7-3. The Packers led 17-9 at the half and 27-9 until the Ram explosion in the final period. Jim Taylor and Paul Hornung lined up in the second half for the final time in their Packer careers.
GREEN BAY   -  7 10  0 10 - 27
LOS ANGELES -  3  6  0 14 - 23
                       GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                   14            19
Rush-yards-TDs          35-118-1      26-100-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-23-245-1-1 23-38-284-1-1
Sacked-yards                 2-8          6-33
Net pass yards               237           251
Total yards                  355           351
Fumbles-lost                 5-3           3-1
Turnovers                      4             2
Penalties-yards             3-49          5-56
SCORING
1st - LA - Bruce Gossett, 36-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 3-0
1st - GB - Jeter, 75-yard interception return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - LA - Gossett, 30-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - GB - Chandler, 10-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-6
2nd - LA - Gossett, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-9
2nd - GB - Anderson, 2-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 17-9
4th - GB - Dale, 23-yard pass from Bratkowski (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 24-9
4th - GB - Chandler, 47-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-9
4th - LA - Roman Gabriel, 11-yard run (Gossett kick) GREEN BAY 27-16
4th - LA - Marlin McKeever, 3-yard pass from Gabriel (Gossett kick) GREEN BAY 27-23
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 11-58 1 TD, Jim Taylor 6-27, Paul Hornung 5-19, Jim Grabowski 9-9, Zeke Bratkowski 1-4, Elijah Pitts 3-1
LOS ANGELES - Dick Bass 14-49, Roman Gabriel 4-24 1 TD, Tom Moore 5-22, Jim Stiger 2-3, Ken Iman 1-2
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Zeke Bratkowski 23-13-245 1 TD 1 INT
LOS ANGELES - Roman Gabriel 37-22-237 1 TD 1 INT, Jon Kilgore 1-1-47
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 3-121 1 TD, Marv Fleming 3-27, Jim Taylor 2-0, Bob Long 1-42, Donny Anderson 1-22, Elijah Pitts 1-18, Max McGee 1-10, Paul Hornung 1-5
LOS ANGELES - Marlin McKeever 6-53 1 TD, Tom Moore 6-26, Tommy McDonald 4-46, Dick Bass 3-0, Jack Snow 2-62, Steve Heckard 1-50, Claude Crabb 1-47
(DALLAS) - Bart Starr has one of his finest hours, passing for four touchdowns as the Packers win their second straight title and fourth in six years. Tom Brown thwarts last-minute Cowboy bid, and the majority of 74,152 Cotton Bowl fans, with end zone interception of Don Meredith's fourth-down pass from the Green Bay 2 with 28 seconds left. Packers mounted quick 14-0 lead on a 17-yard Starr pass to Elijah Pitts and 18-yard scoring run with a fumble recovery by rookie Jim Grabowski, but led only 21-17 at halftime following explosive Cowboy comeback. After a 32-yard Danny Villanueva field goal had cut the Packers lead to a tenuous 21-20, Starr hit Boyd Dowler and Max McGee with 16- and 28-yard scoring passes, respectively, to provide a cushion against the Cowboys' late surge. 
GREEN BAY - 14  7  7  6 - 34
DALLAS    - 14  3  3  7 - 27
                       GREEN BAY        DALLAS
First downs                   19            23
Rush-yards-TDs          24-102-0      40-187-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 19-28-304-4-0 15-31-238-1-1
Sacked-yards                5-39           2-7
Net pass yards               265           231
Total yards                  367           418
Fumbles-lost                 1-1           3-1
Turnovers                      1             2
Penalties-yards             2-23          6-29
SCORING
1st - GB - Pitts, 17-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Grabowski, 18-yard fumble return (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
1st - DAL - Dan Reeves, 3-yard run (Danny Villanueva kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
1st - DAL - Don Perkins, 23-yard run (Villanueva kick) TIED 14-14
2nd - GB - Dale, 51-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 21-14
2nd - DAL - Villanueva, 11-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-17
3rd - DAL - Villanueva, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-20
3rd - GB - Dowler, 16-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 28-20
4th - GB - McGee, 28-yard pass from Starr (kick blocked) GREEN BAY 34-20
4th - DAL - Frank Clarke, 68-yard pass from Don Meredith (Villanueva kick) GREEN BAY 34-27
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 12-66 1 TD, Jim Taylor 10-37, Bart Starr 2-(-1)
DALLAS - Don Perkins 17-108 1 TD, Dan Reeves 17-47 1 TD, Don Meredith 4-22, Pettis Norman 2-10
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 28-19-304 4 TD
DALLAS - Don Meredith 31-15-238 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 5-128 1 TD, Jim Taylor 5-23, Marv Fleming 3-50, Boyd Dowler 3-49 1 TD, Max McGee 1-28 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 1-17 1 TD, Bob Long 1-9
DALLAS - Dan Reeves 4-77, Pettis Norman 4-30, Frank Clarke 3-102 1 TD, Pete Gent 3-28, Bob Hayes 1-1
In the final minute of the NFL Championship game, Green Bay's Dave Robinson sacked the Cowboys’ QB Don Meredith. Meredith’s wobbly pass was intercepted in the end zone by the Packers’ Tom Brown, ensuring a 34-27 victory over the Cowboys, and their second championship in a row.
(LOS ANGELES) - The Packers launched the Super Bowl series by whipping Kansas City's American Football League champions 35-10 behind the passing of Bart Starr, the receiving of Max McGee and a key interception by All-Pro safety Willie Wood. Vince Lombardi's repeating NFL champions broke open the game with three second-half touchdowns, the first of which was set up by Wood's 50-yard return of an interception to the Chiefs' 5-yard line with the Packers leading by only 14-10. The pass, authored by the Chiefs' Len Dawson, had been intended for Kansas City tight end Fred Arbanas. McGee, filling in for ailing Boyd Dowler (injured on the Packers' first offensive series) after having caught only four passes all season, snared seven from Starr for 138 yards and two touchdowns. Elijah Pitts ran for two other scores, counting one on a five-yard run in the third quarter and the other on a one-yard bolt in the final period. The Chiefs' 10 points came in the second quarter, the only touchdown on a seven-yard pass from Dawson to Curtis McClinton. Starr completed 16 of 23 passes for 250 yards and two touchdowns and was chosen the game's most valuable player. His scoring strikes came on a 37-yard collaboration with McGee in the first quarter and a 13-yard pitch to the aging end in the decisive third period. The Packers collected $15,000 per man and the Chiefs $7,500 apiece - the largest single-game shares in the history of team sports at the time. 
GREEN BAY   -  7  7 14  7 - 35
KANSAS CITY -  0 10  0  0 - 10
                     KANSAS CITY     GREEN BAY
First downs                   17            21
Rush-yards-TDs           19-72-0      33-130-3
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 17-32-228-1-1 16-24-250-2-1
Sacked-yards                6-61          3-22
Net pass yards               167           228
Total yards                  239           358
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             4-26          4-40
SCORING
1st - GB - McGee, 37-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) (8:56) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - KC - Curtis McClinton, 7-yard pass from Len Dawson (Mike Mercer kick) (4:20) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Taylor, 14-yard run (Chandler kick) (10:23) GREEN BAY 14-7
2nd - KC - Mercer, 31-yard field goal (14:06) GREEN BAY 14-10
3rd - GB - Pitts, 5-yard run (Chandler kick) (2:27) GREEN BAY 21-10
3rd - GB - McGee, 13-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) (14:09) GREEN BAY 28-10
4th - GB - Pitts, 1-yard run (Chandler kick) (8:25) GREEN BAY 35-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 17-56 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 11-45 2 TD, Donny Anderson 4-30, Jim Grabowski 2-2
KANSAS CITY - Len Dawson 3-24, Mike Garrett 6-17, Curtis McClinton 6-16, Pete Beathard 1-14, Bert Coan 3-1
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-16-250 2 TD 1 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 1-0-0
KANSAS CITY - Len Dawson 27-16-211 1 TD 1 INT, Pete Beathard 5-1-17
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 7-138 2 TD, Carroll Dale 4-59, Elijah Pitts 2-32, Marv Fleming 2-22, Jim Taylor 1-(-1)
KANSAS CITY - Chris Burford 4-67, Otis Taylor 4-57, Mike Garrett 3-28, Curtis McClinton 2-34 1 TD, Fred Arbanas 2-30, Reggie Carolan 1-7, Bert Coan 1-5
The First Super Bowl Official Football (Photo Credit - Packerville, USA)
One of seven Kansas City punts in Super Bowl I
Vince Lombardi with his three stars on offense - Paul Hornung, Jim Taylor and Bart Starr - prior to kickoff
Mac McGee hauling in one of his two touchdown passes