Vince Lombardi surveys the scene against the Chicago Bears
(CHICAGO) - The supercharged Chicago Bears rode a crunching ground game and Roger LeClerc's four field goals to a 26-7 humiliation of the defending National Football League champion Green Bay Packers. The Bears, with LeClerc trying seven field goals in all, were far more impressive than their season-opening 10-3 triumph at Green Bay. Not only did the vaunted Bear defense almost completely throttle Green Bay's vaunted offense, but Chicago played almost a perfect offensive game with the running of Willie Galimore and Rick Casares spear-heading ripping thrusts through the Packer defense. Galimore ran 27 yards for a touchdown in a 13-point Bear first quarter which set the tempo before a roaring Wrigley field crowd of 49,166. In addition to the 12 points by Leclerc's field goals of 29, 46, 19 and 39 yards, the Bear scoring was wrapped up in the final period on Bill Wade's five-yard scoot after a 44-yard pass interception by Bennie McRae. The outplayed Packers, who had five passes intercepted and fumbled away the ball three times, finally scored with 4:10 left on Tom Moore's 11-yard run. The Bears played a brilliant ball-control game. The Packers stuck with John Roach until it became obvious the erstwhile able replacement of Bart Starr, was helpless against the hard-rushing Bears. Roach connected only eight times on 20 passes for 92 yards and two interceptions. Zeke Bratkowski, former Bear, entered the game late in the third period with the Packers trailing, 16-0, but couldn't get Green Bay rolling.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  0  7 -  7
CHICAGO   - 13  0  3 10 - 26
                       GREEN BAY       CHICAGO
First downs                   16            19
Rush-yards-TDs           20-71-1      57-248-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 11-30-178-0-5   6-14-92-0-0
Sacked-yards                2-17          3-23
Net pass yards               161            69
Total yards                  232           317
Fumbles-lost                 2-2           0-0
Turnovers                      7             0
Penalties-yards             6-65         11-97
SCORING
1st - CHI - Roger LeClerc, 29-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
1st - CHI - LeClerc, 46-yard field goal CHICAGO 6-0
1st - CHI - Galimore, 27-yard run (Bob Jencks kick) CHICAGO 13-0
3rd - CHI - LeClerc, 46-yard field goal CHICAGO 16-0
4th - CHI - LeClerc, 46-yard field goal CHICAGO 19-0
4th - CHI - Billy Wade, 5-yard run (Jencks kick) CHICAGO 26-0
4th - GB - Moore, 11-yard run (J.Kramer kick) CHICAGO 26-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Tom Moore 12-50 1 TD, Jim Taylor 7-23, Zeke Bratkowski 1-(-2)
CHICAGO - Willie Gallimore 14-79 1 TD, Joe Marconi 14-52, Rick Casares 11-44, Ronnie Bull 4-30, Billy Wade 4-28 1 TD, Charlie Bivins 8-15, Rudy Bukich 1-2, Angelo Coia 1-(-2)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - John Roach 20-8-92 2 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 10-3-86 3 INT
CHICAGO - Billy Wade 14-6-92
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 3-93, Boyd Dowler 3-42, Jim Taylor 3-10, Ron Kramer 2-33
CHICAGO - Mike Ditka 2-32, Angelo Coia 2-26, Joe Marconi 1-28, Rick Casares 1-6
WEATHER: 62 degrees, relative humidity 74%, wind 16 mph
Chicago Bears (9-1) 25, Green Bay Packers (8-2) 7
Sunday November 17th 1963 (at Chicago)