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    1965 Bears vs. Rams Program - Butkus 1st Career INT & Sayers 4th Career TD. In the first victory the pair had experienced in their young NFL careers, rookies Gale Sayers and Dick Butkus shined in the Bears' 31-6 victory over the rams. The elusive running back gained 104 total yards and caught his fourth career touchdown (an 80-yard catch from Rudy Bukich) and also threw the only touchdown pass of his career with Dick Gordon on the receiving end. The ball hawking Butkus picked off Rams leader Bill Munson for the first of his twenty-two career interceptions.

    Sayers took home Rookie of the Year honors with an NFL-record 22 touchdowns: 14 rushing, six receiving, and one each on punt and kickoff returns. He gained 2,272 all-purpose yards, a record for an NFL rookie, with 1,371 of them coming from scrimmage and Butkus finished third in the voting.

    Offered is the following program:
    Date: October 10, 1965
    Teams: Chicago Bears vs. Los Angeles Rams
    Score: 31-6 Bears
    Location: Wrigley Field
    Attendance: n/a
    Page Count: 28
    Condition: Mild wear exhibited with centerfold and one other page missing. Three loose interior pages.
    Notable Players/Coaches: Dick Butkus (CHI), Mike Ditka (CHI), Roman Gabriel (LAR), George Halas (CHI), Deacon Jones (LAR), and Gale Sayers (CHI).

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    12th Sunday
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