(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
Green Bay Packers (11-2) 14, Baltimore Colts (8-5) 10
Saturday December 10th 1966 (at Baltimore)