(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
Green Bay Packers (5-1) 17, Chicago Bears (2-3) 0
Sunday October 15th 1966 (at Chicago)