Green Bay Packers (1-0), Philadelphia Eagles (0-1) 13
Sunday September 15th 1968 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Phil Bengtson started the 49th National Football League season with an almost impossible task, replacing Vince Lombardi as head coach of the Green Bay Packers. But Bengtson, the guy who'll get the blame if the Packers don't win it all again, didn't seem to have any problems when Green Bay opened against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Packers were 17-point favorites - and drubbed the Eagles, 30-13. The Packers, who weren't too impressive when they lost two exhibition games, had the old Lombardi touch in the game for real under Bengston. Bart Starr hit on 14 of 18 passes for 230 yards and two first half touchdowns. And a 50-yard kickoff return by Herb Adderley, Bob Jeter's interception and rookie Francis Winkler's recovery of an Eagle onside kick kept the Packers rolling.
PHILADELPHIA -  3  3  0  7 - 13
GREEN BAY    -  7 14  6  3 - 30
                    PHILADELPHIA     GREEN BAY
First downs                   15            18
Rush-yards-TDs           19-91-0      37-185-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 16-35-196-1-1 14-18-220-2-1
Sacked-yards                 1-9          2-27
Net pass yards               187           193
Total yards                  278           378
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards             4-36          5-48
SCORING
1st - PHIL - Sam Baker, 27-yard field goal PHILADELPHIA 3-0
1st - GB - Grabowski, 6-yard run (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Dale, 12-yard pass from Starr (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
2nd - PHIL - Baker, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 14-6
2nd - GB - Dowler, 55-yard pass from Starr (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 21-6
3rd - GB - Kramer, 17-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-6
3rd - GB - Kramer, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-6
4th - PHIL - Gary Ballman, 2-yard pass from King Hill (Baker kick) GREEN BAY 27-13
4th - GB - Kramer, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 30-13
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 12-92, Elijah Pitts 9-45, Jim Grabowski 12-37 1 TD, Travis Williams 3-11, Bart Starr 1-0
PHILADELPHIA - Tom Woodeshick 11-48, Izzy Lang 8-43
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 18-14-220 2 TD 1 INT
PHILADELPHIA - King Hill 35-16-196 1 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 5-110 1 TD, Carroll Dale 3-73 1 TD, Marv Fleming 2-19, Elijah Pitts 2-18, Donny Anderson 2-0
PHILADELPHIA - Tom Woodeshick 5-55, Ben Hawkins 4-85, Gary Ballman 3-17 1 TD, Fred Hill 2-22, Izzy Lang 2-17
Green Bay Packers running back Donny Anderson (44) charges through a hole created by guard Gale Gillingham (68) and center Ken Bowman (57) during a game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on Sept. 15, 1968. Packers quarterback Bart Starr watches from behind. Press-Gazette archives