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Rams' last-minute victory over Green Bay, October 14, 1968

October 14, 2008 |  7:12 am


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At the time, this appeared to be one of the most important victories in Ram history.

Bruce Gossett kicked a field goal with under a minute to play to give Los Angeles a 16-14 victory over the Green Bay Packers.

Player of the game: Gossett could have been the goat, having missed a 19-yard field goal earlier. "I don't know why but practically every time I've played here I've goofed things up," Gossett told the Times' Mal Florence. "I was thinking of this when I lined up for the kick."

Paragraph of the game: "The people of L.A. should be proud of this team," said an emotion-chocked George Allen. "It was one of the great, great Ram wins. And we did it right here where we wanted to beat 'em." The game was played in Milwaukee, where the Rams lost to the Packers, 28-7, in the previous season's playoffs.

--Keith Thursby



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