Paul Hornung came back to Green Bay from a one year suspension in 1964. Hornung’s runs, catches, and blocks were intact. However, his missed field goals and extra points cost the Packers a first place finish. They finished in second place tied with the Minnesota Vikings at 8-5-1. Here are the missed chances. The Baltimore Colts were first place at 12-2.
Game 1 at home vs. the Baltimore Colts. A miss extra point meant that a 21 to 20 loss should have been a tie. Change in record from 8-5-1 to 8-4-2. Baltimore would go from 12-2 to 11-2-1.
Game 4 at home vs the Minnesota Vikings. A missed export in a 24 to 23 loss. Green Bay goes from 8-4-2 to 8-3-3.
Game 6 at Baltimore. Hornung missed five field goals in a 24 to 21 loss. This should have been a 36 to 21 win; this was the biggest loss of the season. Green Bay goes from 8-3-3 to 9-2-3. The Colts go from 11-2-1 to 10-3-1.
Game 7 Los Angeles Rams at home. This was a 27 to 17 loss to the Rams, clearly the better team.
Game 9 at San Francisco 49ers loss 24 to 14. Hornung missed four field goals but let’s leave this one alone.
Game 14 at the Los Angeles Rams. A 24 all tie. PH missed three field goals. This should have been an easy victory. The Packers go from 9-2-3 to 10-2-2.
The missed meant that the Green Bay Packers should have finished first at 10-2-2 to 10-3-1 for the second place Colts.