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1965 NFL Championship Game
1 2 3 4 Total
Cleveland Browns 9 3 0 0 12
Green Bay Packers 7 6 7 3 23
Date January 2, 1966
Stadium Lambeau Field
City Green Bay, WI
Referee George Rennix
TV/Radio in the United States
TV Network CBS
TV Announcers Ray Scott, Ken Coleman, Pat Summerall

The 1965 National Football League Championship game was the 33rd championship game for the NFL. The game was played on January 2, 1966 at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, Wisconsin. The game match the Eastern Conference champions Cleveland Browns (11-3) who were the defending NFL champions. The Western Conference champions Green Bay Packers (10-3-1) had defeated the Baltimore Colts a week early in a Western Conference play off. The Packers were making their first appearance in the championship game since 1962.

With the victory the Packers won their 9th overall NFL title, 6th in the championship game era.


  • 1st Quarter
  • 2nd Quarter
    • GB - FG Chandler 15 10-9 GB
    • GB - FG Chandler 23 13-9 GB
    • CLE - FG Groza 28 13-12 GB
  • 3rd Quarter
    • GB - Hornung 13 run (Chandler kick) 20-12 GB
  • 4th Quarter
    • GB - FG Chandler 29 23-12 GB


[1] Chuck Heaton, "Packers Sink Browns, 23-12", Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 2, 1966, Browns history database retrieved December 12, 2007

Preceded by
NFL Championship Game, 1964
NFL Championship Game
Succeeded by
NFL Championship Game, 1966


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