(LOS ANGELES) - A blocked punt set up Los Angeles' winning touchdown in an electrifying victory over the Packers, keeping alive the Rams' hopes in the Coastal Division. The Packers apparently had this thriller wrapped up when reserve back Chuck Mercein ran four yards and Don Chandler's conversion put them ahead 24-20 with less than three minutes left. A fumble by the Rams' Dick Bass was recovered by Jim Weatherwax on the Rams' 43 and paved the way for the final Packer touchdown. The Rams' defense held and on fourth down a punt attempt by Donny Anderson was blocked by Tony Guillory and his teammate, Claude Crabb, scooped up the ball and rambled 20 yards to the Green Bay five. With 54 seconds left, Roman Gabriel's first pass was incomplete. The next one was a direct hit in the end zone to Bernie Casey for the winning touchdown. The Rams, after trailing 10-7 at the half, were in front 17-10 in the third quarter when the complexion of the game changed quickly. Bruce Gossett kicked a 23-yard field goal but on the kickoff to the Packers, rookie halfback Travis Williams, who had run three such kicks back for touchdowns this season, returned the boot 104 yards with a sensational display of speed. Bart Starr completed 10 of 20 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown, with two interceptions. Gabriel connected on 20 of 36 for 227 and three touchdowns, with two interceptions. One of Starr's two interceptions came in the final series of plays as the clock ticked away. But the end came when his pass was picked off by Maxie Vaughan.
GREEN BAY   -  7  3  7  7 - 24
LOS ANGELES -  0  7 10 10 - 27
                       GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                   12            20
Rush-yards-TDs           32-98-1      34-102-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-20-138-1-2 20-36-227-3-2
Sacked-yards                3-18           1-5
Net pass yards               120           222
Total yards                  218           324
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-1
Turnovers                      2             3
Penalties-yards             2-38          4-38
SCORING
1st - GB - Dale, 30-yard pass from Starr (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - LA - Jack Snow, 16-yd pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Chandler, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - LA - Snow, 11-yard pass from Gabriel (Gossett kick) LOS ANGELES 14-10
3rd - LA - Gossett, 23-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 17-10
3rd - GB - Williams, 104-yard kickoff return (Gossett kick) TIED 17-17
4th - LA - Gossett, 16-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 20-17
4th - GB - Mercein, 4-yard run (Chandler kick) GREEN BAY 24-20
4th - LA - Bernie Casey, 5-yard pass from Gabriel (Chandler kick) LOS ANGELES 27-24
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Travis Williams 12-26, Bart Starr 2-23, Donny Anderson 7-20, Ben Wilson 7-17, Chuck Mercein 4-12 1 TD
LOS ANGELES - Les Josephson 19-73, Dick Bass 11-18, Roman Gabriel 4-11
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 20-10-138 1 TD 2 INT
LOS ANGELES - Roman Gabriel 36-20-227 3 TD 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 4-71, Carroll Dale 2-43 1 TD, Ben Wilson 2-4, Travis Williams 1-14, Chuck Mercein 1-6
LOS ANGELES - Bernie Casey 6-97 1 TD, Les Josephson 5-51, Jack Snow 4-48 2 TD, Billy Truax 2-14, Dick Bass 2-5, Bucky Pope 1-12
Los Angeles Rams (10-1-2) 27, Green Bay Packers (9-3-1) 24
Saturday December 9th 1967 (at Los Angeles)