Green Bay Packers (4-5-1) 29, New Orleans Saints (3-7) 7
Sunday November 17th 1968 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Tom Brown scooted 22 yards with a fumble for a touchdown and picked off a misdirected pass to lead Green Bay to an easy 29-7 victory over the New Orleans Saints. The victory, raising Green Bay's record to 4-5-1, renewed hopes that the Packers could have a shot at their fourth consecutive NFL championship. Tackle Ron Kostelnik recovered a Saints fumble to set up Green Bay's 38-yard field goal by Mike Mercer. Then Brown, a defensive back, went to work. Dave Robinson tipped the ball from the hands of Don McCall. Brown picked the ball up on the 22 and raced into the end zone. Brown set up the final Green Bay score in the fourth quarter as he hauled in a pass that had been batted into the air. Elijah Pitts converted the break into six points when he burst though the middle. The Packers' other two touchdowns were fueled by long passes from Bart Starr to Carroll Dale. The first bomb, covering 33 yards, ended on the New Orleans' one. Donny Anderson blasted over the goal on the next play. Dale and Starr collaborated again in the second period, this time on a 47-yard effort that ended in the end zone. New Orleans failed to get a first down until the second quarter. The Saints took over on their 48 and moved in for a touchdown eight plays later. The score was set up by a pass interference call on the one.
NEW ORLEANS -  0  7  0  0 -  7
GREEN BAY   - 17  6  0  6 - 29
                     NEW ORLEANS     GREEN BAY
First downs                   11            18
Rush-yards-TDs           27-74-1      35-132-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   8-26-75-0-2 13-22-208-1-0
Sacked-yards                2-13          5-51
Net pass yards                62           157
Total yards                  136           289
Fumbles-lost                 3-2           2-2
Turnovers                      4             2
Penalties-yards             3-27          4-53
SCORING
1st - GB - Mercer, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - GB - T.Brown, 22-yard fumble return (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - GB - Anderson, 1-yard run (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - NO - Don McCall, 11-yard run (Charlie Durkee kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
2nd - GB - Dale, 47-yard pass from Starr (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 23-7
4th - GB - Pitts, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 29-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Grabowski 10-50, Donny Anderson 10-39 1 TD, Chuck Mercein 8-21, Elijah Pitts 5-13 1 TD, Bart Starr 2-9
NEW ORLEANS - Don McCall 10-40 1 TD, Ernie Wheelwright 7-30, Randy Schultz 1-3, Ronnie Lee South 2-3, Tony Lorick 2-4, Tom Barrington 3-(-4)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 14-9-167 1 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 7-4-41, Donny Anderson 1-0-0
NEW ORLEANS - Karl Sweetan 5-1-6, Ronnie Lee South 21-7-69 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 8-161 1 TD, Marv Fleming 2-15, Boyd Dowler 2-14, Donny Anderson 1-18
NEW ORLEANS - Don McCall 4-34, Dave Parks 1-15, Jimmy Hester 1-13, Danny Abramowicz 1-13, John Gilliam 1-0
Green Bay Packers linebacker Dave Robinson is about strip the ball from New Orleans Saints running back Don McCall during the first quarter at Milwaukee County Stadium on Nov. 17, 1968. Packers cornerback Herb Adderley (26) watches at right. Green Bay Press-Gazette archives.
Bart Starr looks downfield, while Saints DL Earl Leggett is in hot pursuit
Elijah Pitts scores the final touchdown. Green Bay Press-Gazette archives
Phil Bengtson after the game. Green Bay Press-Gazette archives
Green Bay Packers safety Tom Brown (40) is about to pick up a fumble by New Orleans Saints running back Don McCall (36) and return it 22 yards for a touchdown at Milwaukee County Stadium on Nov. 17, 1968. Packers cornerback Herb Adderley (26) and defensive end Willie Davis (87) are on either side of McCall. Saints quarterback Karl Sweetan (14) watches from behind. Packers linebacker Ray Nitschke (66) is at right.