1968 Green Bay Packers season

The 1968 Green Bay Packers season was their 50th season overall and the 48th season in the National Football League. The club posted a 6–7–1 record under first-year head coach Phil Bengston, earning them a third-place finish in the Central Division of the Western Conference. It was also the Packers' first losing season since 1958.

1968 Green Bay Packers season
Head coachPhil Bengtson
General managerVince Lombardi
Home fieldLambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record6–7–1
Division place3rd Central
Playoff finishdid not qualify

Offseason

NFL draft

1968 Green Bay Packers draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 5 Fred Carr *  Linebacker Texas at El Paso
1 26 Bill Lueck  Guard Arizona
3 67 Billy Stevens  Quarterback Texas at El Paso
3 81 Dick Himes  Tackle Ohio State
4 92 Brendan McCarthy  Running back Boston College
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

Roster

Green Bay Packers roster
Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Tight Ends

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Special Teams

Schedule

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles W 30–13 Lambeau Field
50,861
2 September 22, 1968 Minnesota Vikings L 26–13 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,346
3 September 29, 1968 Detroit Lions L 23–17 Lambeau Field
50,861
4 October 6, 1968 at Atlanta Falcons W 38–7 Atlanta Stadium
58,850
5 October 13, 1968 Los Angeles Rams L 16–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,646
6 October 20, 1968 at Detroit Lions T 14–14 Tiger Stadium
57,302
7 October 28, 1968 at Dallas Cowboys W 28–17 Cotton Bowl
74,604
8 November 3, 1968 Chicago Bears L 13–10 Lambeau Field
50,861
9 November 10, 1968 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–10 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
10 November 17, 1968 New Orleans Saints W 29–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,644
11 November 24, 1968 at Washington Redskins W 27–7 RFK Stadium
50,621
12 December 1, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–20 Kezar Stadium
47,218
13 December 7, 1968 Baltimore Colts L 16–3 Lambeau Field
50,861
14 December 15, 1968 at Chicago Bears W 28–27 Wrigley Field
46,435

Season summary

Week 1

1 234Total
Eagles 3 307 13
• Packers 7 1463 30

[1]

Week 14

A win by the Packers was important because a Bears loss means that The Minnesota Vikings clinched the Central Division title and their first ever playoff berth.

1 234Total
• Packers 7 1470 28
Bears 10 0017 27
  • Date: December 15
  • Location: Wrigley Field
  • Game weather: 22°F, wind 7 mph

[2]

Standings

NFL Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 8 6 0 .571 4–2 6–4 282 242 W2
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–5 250 333 L1
Green Bay Packers 6 7 1 .462 1–4–1 2–7–1 281 227 W1
Detroit Lions 4 8 2 .333 3–2–1 4–5–1 207 241 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

References

  1. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
  2. ^ Pro-Football-Reference.com
Scoring summary
1PHISam Baker 27-yard field goalEagles 3–0
1GBJim Grabowski 6-yard run (Jerry Kramer kick)Packers 7–3
2GBCarroll Dale 12-yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)Packers 14–3
2PHISam Baker 17-yard field goalPackers 14–6
2GBBoyd Dowler 55-yard pass from Bart Starr (Jerry Kramer kick)Packers 21–6
3GBJerry Kramer 17-yard field goalPackers 24–6
3GBJerry Kramer 22-yard field goalPackers 27–6
4PHIGary Ballman 2-yard pass from King Hill (Sam Baker kick)Packers 27–13
4GBJerry Kramer 35-yard field goalPackers 30–13
Scoring summary
1CHIMac Percival 14-yard field goalBears 3–0
1GBBoyd Dowler 72-yard pass from Zeke Bratkowski (Mike Mercer kick)Packers 7–3
1CHIDick Gordon 48-yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)Bears 10–7
2GBJim Grabowski 67-yard pass from Don Horn (Mike Mercer kick)Packers 14–10
2GBChuck Mercein 1-yard run (Mike Mercer kick)Packers 21–10
3GBBoyd Dowler 25-yard pass from Don Horn (Mike Mercer kick)Packers 28–10
4CHIRonnie Bull 8-yard run (Mac Percival kick)Packers 28–17
4CHIMac Percival 26-yard field goalPackers 28–20
4CHIDick Gordon 51-yard pass from Jack Concannon (Mac Percival kick)Packers 28–27
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Culture
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Division championships (18)
Conference championships (9)
League championships (13)
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Seasons (100)
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