(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 Packers cornerback Herb Adderley (26) runs with the ball returning a kick against the Cleveland Browns at Cleveland Stadium.
Green Bay Packers (2-0) 21, Cleveland Browns (1-1) 20
Sunday September 18th 1966 (at Cleveland)