Green Bay at Baltimore-1965-Paul Hornung Atones

Week 13 in 1965-The Green Bay Packers, at 9-3,  came to Memorial Stadium in Baltimore to play the Colts, who were 9-2-1. The game was a shoot out that the Packers won 42 to 27.  Baltimore lost Gary Cuozzo during the game and replaced him with Tom Matte.  It was a very bad break losing both John Unitas and Cuozzo in 1965.  Tom Matte came in as the quarterback.  Matte was an option play halfback and quarterback at Ohio State.  His college days were similar to those of Dick Hoak at Penn State or Paul Hornung at Notre Dame.

Speaking of Hornung,  this game represented redemption after his 1964 kicking fiasco in both games against the Colts.  Paul Hornung missed five goals and and extra point in a 21 to 20 loss at Green Bay and again five goals in the  24 to 21 loss at Baltimore.  After 1964, the Packers acquired Don Chandler from the New York Giants for placekicking and Hornung concentrated on running, catching, blocking, and option play passing.  This time Paul Hornung had 176 total yards from scrimmage with five touchdowns,  three rushing  and two receiving.  For the Colts,  Raymond Berry was fabulous in a losing effort with 10 catches for 125 yards and a touchdown.  The Packers also recorded four sacks four 52 yards in losses.

Green Bay defeated Baltimore twice in 1965, earlier 20 to 17 at home and 42 to 27 at Baltimore.   Week 14 came with the Packers at 10-3, a half game ahead of the 9-3-1 Colts.


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