On the next play Taylor, his green-and-gold uniform daubed with gray mud, sliced outside a fine block by Kramer and gained eight yards before taking a Starr pass 10 more. Then Starr faked Taylor to the weak side and handed the ball to Hornung, who rumbled for 20 yards to the Cleveland 15-yard line. On second-and-eight from the Cleveland 13, Starr went back to that weak side. Hornung took a handoff from Starr and started to his left. Kramer, running with his surprising speed, led Hornung around the corner. Forrest Gregg shifted over from right tackle and put a crushing block on the Cleveland cornerback.
Hornung turned upfield, shifted his route, and Kramer, leading the play, wiped out two Browns defenders along the sideline to let Hornung go in for the touchdown that ensured the Green Bay win.
Soon the champion Packers, who on this dark, snowy day had returned to their golden years, were back in their dressing room. Taylor, elected the game's MVP, was figuring how to divide up that car. And Lombardi said, "This is the best win I ever had. It came so hard, all year long. Everything was hard. The season. The playoff. Everything. I never worked so hard in my life."