1965 Green Bay Packers season

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1965 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Vince Lombardi
General manager Vince Lombardi
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 10–3–1
Division place 1st NFL Western (playoff)
Playoff finish Won NFL Championship

The 1965 Green Bay Packers season was their 46th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 10–3–1 record under seventh-year head coach Vince Lombardi, earning them a tie for first place in the Western Conference with the Baltimore Colts. The Packers and Colts played a one-game playoff in Green Bay on December 26, which the Packers won in overtime, 13–10.

Green Bay then defeated the defending champion Cleveland Browns, 23–12, in the NFL championship game, also at Green Bay. This was the Packers' ninth NFL title, third under Lombardi, and the last NFL championship game before the advent of the Super Bowl. It was the first of three consecutive league titles for Green Bay.

Known as "New City Stadium" for its first eight seasons, the Packers' venue in Green Bay was renamed Lambeau Field in August 1965 in memory of Packers founder, player, and long-time head coach, Curly Lambeau,[1][2] who had died two months earlier.[3][4]

Preseason[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Score'

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 19, 1965 at Pittsburgh Steelers W 41–9 Pitt Stadium
38,383
2 September 26, 1965 Baltimore Colts W 20–17 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,130
3 October 3, 1965 Chicago Bears W 23–14 Lambeau Field
50,852
4 October 10, 1965 San Francisco 49ers W 27–10 Lambeau Field
50,852
5 October 17, 1965 at Detroit Lions W 31–21 Tiger Stadium
56,712
6 October 24, 1965 Dallas Cowboys W 13–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,311
7 October 31, 1965 at Chicago Bears L 31–10 Wrigley Field
45,664
8 November 7, 1965 Detroit Lions L 12–7 Lambeau Field
50,852
9 November 14, 1965 Los Angeles Rams W 6–3 Milwaukee County Stadium
48,485
10 November 21, 1965 at Minnesota Vikings W 38–13 Metropolitan Stadium
47,426
11 November 28, 1965 at Los Angeles Rams L 21–10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
39,733
12 December 5, 1965 Minnesota Vikings W 24–19 Lambeau Field
50,852
13 December 12, 1965 at Baltimore Colts W 42–27 Memorial Stadium
60,238
14 December 19, 1965 at San Francisco 49ers T 24–24 Kezar Stadium
45,710

Game summaries[edit]

Week 2[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colts 3 7 0 7 17
Packers 0 10 0 10 20

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Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
Conference December 26, 1965 Baltimore Colts W 13–10 Lambeau Field
50,484
Championship January 2, 1966 Cleveland Browns W 23–12 Lambeau Field
50,777

Standings[edit]

NFL Western Conference
W L T PCT CONF PF PA STK
Green Bay Packers 10 3 1 .769 8–3–1 316 224 T1
Baltimore Colts 10 3 1 .769 8–3–1 389 284 W1
Chicago Bears 9 5 0 .643 7–5 409 275 L1
San Francisco 49ers 7 6 1 .538 6–5–1 421 402 T1
Minnesota Vikings 7 7 0 .500 5–7 383 403 W2
Detroit Lions 6 7 1 .462 4–7–1 257 295 W1
Los Angeles Rams 4 10 0 .286 2–10 269 328 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Packer board backs Lambeau Field idea". Milwaukee Journal. UPI. August 3, 1965. p. 18-part 2. 
  2. ^ "'Lambeau Field' voted by council". Milwaukee Sentinel. Associated Press. August 5, 1965. p. 3-part 2. 
  3. ^ "Curly Lambeau is stricken and dies of a heart attack". Lawrence (Kansas) Daily Journal World. Associated Press. June 2, 1965. p. 18. 
  4. ^ "Lambeau, Packer founder, dies; led club to 6 pro league titles". Milwaukee Journal. June 2, 1965. p. 19. 
  5. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com