Los Angeles Rams (5-0) 38, Green Bay Packers (3-2) 24
Sunday October 19th 1969 (at Los Angeles)
Green Bay Packers quarterback Don Horn (13) in action against the Los Angeles Rams.
(LOS ANGELES) - Bruce Gossett kicked two field goals for the Los Angeles Rams but it's the one he didn't try that really put the boot to the Green Bay Packers. Los Angeles had the ball on the Green Bay 11-yard line with six seconds left in the first half, in position for an almost certain three points for a kicker of Gossett's ability. So, quarterback Roman Gabriel shunned a field goal try and whipped a touchdown pass to Wendell Tucker, which gave the Rams a 27-14 lead en route to a 34-21 victory. "It was a bonus for us to get seven points," said Los Angeles Coach George Allen of Gabriel's clutch touchdown pass in he first half. "I think we would have settled for three." So would the Packers, who had built momentum by scoring touchdowns on passes from Bart Starr to Boyd Dowler and Elijah Pitts after the Rams had built a 20-0 lead. The 34 points - most against Green Bay since 1961 - came on Gabriel's pass to Tucker, a 51-yard bomb to Les Josephson, two short Gabriel runs and Gossett's field goals. Gabriel completed 17 of 28 passes for 197 yards and has yet to be intercepted this season. His scoring strike to Tucker was his 1,012th completion, breaking the Los Angeles career record held by Norm Van Brocklin.
GREEN BAY   -  0 14  0  7 - 21
LOS ANGELES -  7 20  7  0 - 34
                       GREEN BAY   LOS ANGELES
First downs                   15            21
Rush-yards-TDs           19-38-1      37-137-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-23-211-2-0 17-28-197-2-0
Sacked-yards                6-60          3-22
Net pass yards               151           175
Total yards                  189           312
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           2-0
Turnovers                      3             0
Penalties-yards             4-48         9-128
SCORING
1st - LA - Les Josephson, 51-yd pass from Roman Gabriel (Bruce Gossett kick) LOS ANGELES 7-0
2nd - LA - Gossett, 24-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 10-0
2nd - LA - Gossett, 21-yard field goal LOS ANGELES 13-0
2nd - LA - Gabriel, 1-yard run (Gossett kick) LOS ANGELES 20-0
2nd - GB - Dowler, 5-yard pass from Starr (Mercer kick) LOS ANGELES 20-7
2nd - GB - Pitts, 21-yard pass from Starr (Mercer kick) LOS ANGELES 20-14
2nd - LA - Wendell Tucker, 11-yard pass from Gabriel (Gossett kick) LOS ANGELES 27-14
3rd - LA - Gabriel, 1-yard run (Gossett kick) LOS ANGELES 34-14
4th - GB - Hampton, 3-yard run (Mercer kick) LOS ANGELES 34-21
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Travis Williams 8-23, Dave Hampton 5-11 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 1-4, Jim Grabowski 4-1, Donny Anderson 1-(-4)
LOS ANGELES - Les Josephson 17-59, Larry Smith 11-50, Willie Ellison 3-14, Roman Gabriel 4-7 2 TD, Tommy Mason 2-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 10-8-93 2 TD, Don Horn 13-5-118
LOS ANGELES - Roman Gabriel 28-17-197 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 6-100 1 TD, Marv Fleming 2-36, John Spilis 2-32, Carroll Dale 1-27, Elijah Pitts 1-21 1 TD, Travis Williams 1-(-5)
LOS ANGELES - Jack Snow 5-53, Billy Truax 4-36, Larry Smith 3-19, Wendell Tucker 2-23 1 TD, Les Josephson 1-51 1 TD, Tommy Mason 1-8, Willie Ellison 1-7
Green Bay Packers defensive tackle Henry Jordan (74) stops Los Angeles Rams running back Les Josephson (34)