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1966 NFL Week 1 Leaders and Scores


Week 1 Top Passers

Minimum 10 attempts
Date Tm Opp Cmp Att Yds TD Int Rate
Don Meredith 1966-09-18 DAL NYG W, 52-7 14 24 358 5 0 142.4
Bill Nelsen 1966-09-11 PIT NYG T, 34-34 16 27 265 3 0 129.4
Frank Ryan 1966-09-11 CLE @ WAS W, 38-14 13 25 159 3 0 111.5
Earl Morrall 1966-09-11 NYG @ PIT T, 34-34 10 18 273 3 2 100.5
Roman Gabriel 1966-09-11 RAM @ ATL W, 19-14 21 35 294 1 1 84.7
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Week 1 Top Receivers

Date Tm Opp Rec Yds TD
Bob Hayes 1966-09-18 DAL NYG W, 52-7 6 195 2
Homer Jones 1966-09-11 NYG @ PIT T, 34-34 2 173 2
Dan Reeves 1966-09-18 DAL NYG W, 52-7 6 120 3
Tommy McDonald 1966-09-11 RAM @ ATL W, 19-14 9 114 0
Gary Ballman 1966-09-11 PIT NYG T, 34-34 5 114 1
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Week 1 Top Rushers

Date Tm Opp Att Yds TD
Bill Brown 1966-09-11 MIN @ SFO T, 20-20 16 99 1
Ernie Wheelwright 1966-09-11 ATL RAM L, 14-19 6 91 0
Ernie Green 1966-09-11 CLE @ WAS W, 38-14 11 88 1
Tom Nowatzke 1966-09-11 DET CHI W, 14-3 21 84 1
Chuck Mercein 1966-09-18 NYG @ DAL L, 7-52 11 83 0
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Week 1 Top Defenders

Date Tm Opp Tkl Ast Int Yds TD PD Sk FF
Cornell Green 1966-09-18 DAL NYG W, 52-7 0 0 2 53 1 0 0.0 0
Bob Jeter 1966-09-10 GNB BAL W, 24-3 0 0 1 46 1 0 0.0 0
Willie West 1966-09-02 MIA OAK L, 14-23 0 0 2 13 0 0 0.0 0
Dave Grayson 1966-09-02 OAK @ MIA W, 23-14 0 0 2 40 0 0 0.0 0
Lee Roy Caffey 1966-09-10 GNB BAL W, 24-3 0 0 1 52 1 0 0.0 0
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Week 1 Boxscores


Sat, Sep 10, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Colts 0 3 0 0 3
Packers 0 14 10 0 24
Colts
Johnny Unitas14/20, 106 yds, 0 TD
Raymond Berry5 rec, 40 yds, 0 TD
Jerry Hill13 rush, 51 yds, 0 TD
Packers
Bart Starr14/19, 138 yds, 0 TD
Boyd Dowler6 rec, 73 yds, 0 TD
Jim Taylor16 rush, 76 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 11, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Vikings 0 7 10 3 20
49ers 6 14 0 0 20
Vikings
Fran Tarkenton10/27, 105 yds, 0 TD
Tom Hall6 rec, 64 yds, 0 TD
Bill Brown16 rush, 99 yds, 1 TD
49ers
John Brodie22/38, 216 yds, 2 TDs
Bernie Casey8 rec, 107 yds, 0 TD
John David Crow14 rush, 77 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 11, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Giants 7 10 0 17 34
Steelers 7 7 17 3 34
Giants
Earl Morrall10/18, 273 yds, 3 TDs
Homer Jones2 rec, 173 yds, 2 TDs
Chuck Mercein8 rush, 14 yds, 0 TD
Steelers
Bill Nelsen16/27, 265 yds, 3 TDs
Gary Ballman5 rec, 114 yds, 1 TD
Willie Asbury18 rush, 83 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 11, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Eagles 3 7 0 3 13
Cardinals 0 3 3 10 16
Eagles
Norm Snead9/25, 129 yds, 0 TD
Pete Retzlaff2 rec, 36 yds, 0 TD
Izzy Lang16 rush, 65 yds, 0 TD
Cardinals
Charley Johnson19/26, 191 yds, 0 TD
Jackie Smith5 rec, 62 yds, 0 TD
Johnny Roland8 rush, 53 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 11, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Rams 3 13 3 0 19
Falcons 0 7 7 0 14
Rams
Roman Gabriel21/35, 294 yds, 1 TD
Tommy McDonald9 rec, 114 yds, 0 TD
Dick Bass14 rush, 81 yds, 0 TD
Falcons
Randy Johnson9/25, 154 yds, 1 TD
Gary Barnes1 rec, 53 yds, 1 TD
Ernie Wheelwright6 rush, 91 yds, 0 TD
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Sun, Sep 11, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Bears 3 0 0 0 3
Lions 0 14 0 0 14
Bears
Rudy Bukich15/27, 120 yds, 0 TD
Johnny Morris5 rec, 49 yds, 0 TD
Gale Sayers17 rush, 79 yds, 0 TD
Lions
Milt Plum7/15, 92 yds, 1 TD
Pat Studstill3 rec, 53 yds, 1 TD
Tom Nowatzke21 rush, 84 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 11, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Browns 7 0 10 21 38
Redskins 14 0 0 0 14
Browns
Frank Ryan13/25, 159 yds, 3 TDs
Paul Warfield4 rec, 59 yds, 1 TD
Ernie Green11 rush, 88 yds, 1 TD
Redskins
Sonny Jurgensen17/35, 240 yds, 1 TD
Charley Taylor5 rec, 94 yds, 1 TD
Charley Taylor9 rush, 62 yds, 1 TD
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Sun, Sep 18, 1966
Tm 1 2 3 4 Final
Giants 0 7 0 0 7
Cowboys 7 24 14 7 52
Giants
Earl Morrall9/25, 106 yds, 1 TD
Homer Jones4 rec, 46 yds, 1 TD
Chuck Mercein11 rush, 83 yds, 0 TD
Cowboys
Don Meredith14/24, 358 yds, 5 TDs
Bob Hayes6 rec, 195 yds, 2 TDs
Don Perkins16 rush, 52 yds, 1 TD
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