THE 1966 schedule proved painful for opponents of the Pack.
(1) The punishment started early, with Willie Davis (87) and the defense leading a 24--3 trouncing of the Colts at Milwaukee's County Stadium in a matchup of preseason division favorites.
(2) By October linebackers Ray Nitschke and Lee Roy Caffey (60) were crunching Tom Nowatzke of Detroit at Tiger Stadium, which the Packers left that week with an NFL-best 7--1 record.
(3) The L.A. Rams had won four straight and were white-hot heading into their December home tilt with Green Bay, but cornerback Herb Adderley (26) and the secondary pounced on their prey. Adderley and Tom Brown each had four picks on the season, and Bob Jeter had five, including one for a touchdown against the Rams.
(4) Vince Lombardi was known for dedicating long hours to film study, and preparing for Green Bay's next trip to Southern California was no different. His Packers would outclass the AFL's Kansas City Chiefs 35--10.