Green Bay Packers halfback Paul Hornung walks off the field after being injured against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Press-Gazette archives
Los Angeles Rams punter Jon Kilgore (13) boots the ball over Green Bay Packers linebackers Ray Nitschke (66) and Dave Robinson (89) at Lambeau Field on Sept. 25, 1966. Heading downfield are, from left, the Packers' Willie Davis (87), Rams snapper Ken Iman (50), the Packers' Ron Kostelnik (77) and the Rams' Tom Mack (65) and Henry Dyer (35). Press-Gazette archives
Green Bay Packers quarterback Zeke Bratkowski holds a football on the sideline before the game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field on Sept. 25, 1966. Also on the sideline are, from left, fullback Jim Taylor (31), tight end Allen Brown (83), receiver Red Mack (27), tight end Marv Fleming (81) and quarterback Bart Starr (15). Press-Gazette archives
The Green Bay Packers' cheerleaders wave pompons as the team runs onto the field before the second half against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field on Sept. 25, 1966. From center, the Packers players are defensive tackles Jim Weatherwax (73) and Henry Jordan (74), receiver Max McGee (85), tight end Marv Fleming (81), quarterback Bart Starr (15) and fullback Jim Grabowski (33). Press-Gazette archives
Green Bay Packers linebacker Dave Robinson (89) comes off the field after making an interception against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Packers cornerback Herb Adderley (26) reaches out to congratulate him. Rams guard Don Chuy walks off the field behind him. Press-Gazette archives
Green Bay Packers fullback Jim Taylor (31) follows guard Fuzzy Thurston (63) through the hole during a game against the Los Angeles Rams at Lambeau Field. Press-Gazette archives
(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
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
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
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 20-12-257 2 TD, Paul Hornung 1-1-5
LOS ANGELES - Roman Gabriel 28-14-124 1 INT
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 Packers (3-0) 24, Los Angeles Rams (2-1) 13
Sunday September 25th 1966 (at Green Bay)