Nothing positive about this Packers win

Updated: October 17, 2005, 4:34 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to

Oct. 24, 1965

In the next two seasons, the Packers and Cowboys will play spectacular games for the NFL championship. Today's contest in Milwaukee is not so exciting or well played. Green Bay and Dallas set a record today - but in a negative way. For the only time in NFL history, two teams will have minus passing yardage as they set a record of minus 11 yards.

Making his first start, Cowboys rookie quarterback Craig Morton completes 10-of-20 passes for 61 yards, but nine sacks cause 62 yards in losses. It gives the passing game minus one yard for the day.

Packers veteran Bart Starr connects on only 4-of-19 passes for 42 yards, but the Doomsday Defense sacks him five times for 52 yards in losses. The Packers finish with minus 10 yards passing.

In the only negative passing game in NFL history, Green Bay, as it will in the two championship games, comes out on top. Despite only 63 yards in total offense, the Packers win, 13-3, to run their record to 6-0.