San Francisco 49ers (6-5-1) 27, Green Bay Packers (5-6-1) 20
Sunday December 1st 1968 (at San Francisco)
(SAN FRANCISCO) - John Brodie threw three touchdown passes - two in the fourth period to Bill Tucker - to lead a 27-20 San Francisco upset over the Green Bay Packers.The loss put the Packer at 5-6-1, a half-game behind Minnesota and Chicago in the National Football League's Central Division. Trailing 20-7 going into the last quarter, the 49ers struck for 20 points. Kermlt Alexander intercepted a Zeke Bratkowski pass on the Green Bay 40 and returned it to the 24. Brodie hit Tucker for 19 yards and a touchdown. With 10 minutes left, Brodie hit Dick Witcher for 22 yards, setting up a 41-yard scoring toss to Tucker. Tommy Davis' extra point kick provided a 21-20 lead. Davis padded the score with two more field goals, from 37 yards with 5:37 to go and from 13 yards with 53 seconds left. Trailing 10-0 in the second quarter, Brodie took the 49ers 90 yards in 11 plays, all on passes. He completed nine of them, hitting Clifton McNeil for 16 and a touchdown. Bart Starr, who passed the Packers to the 10-0 lead, left midway in the second quarter and did not return. Rookie Bill Stevens spelled Bratkowski briefly in the last four minutes. The Packers' scoring came on two plunges of one-yard each by Jim Grabowski and two field goals by Mike Mercer.
GREEN BAY     -  7  3 10  0 - 20
SAN FRANCISCO -  0  7  0 20 - 27
                       GREEN BAY SAN FRANCISCO
First downs                   17            17
Rush-yards-TDs          34-173-2       23-60-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   9-23-95-0-1 24-39-301-3-1
Sacked-yards                7-51           2-9
Net pass yards                44           292
Total yards                  217           352
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             1
Penalties-yards              2-8          5-41
SCORING
1st - GB - Grabowski, 1-yard run (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Mercer, 44-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - SF - Clifton McNeil, 15-yd pass fr John Brodie (Tommy Davis kick) GB 10-7
3rd - GB - Grabowski, 1-yard run (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Mercer, 44-yard field goal GREEN BAY 20-7
4th - SF - Bill Tucker, 19-yard pass from Brodie (Davis kick) GREEN BAY 20-14
4th - SF - Tucker, 59-yard pass from Brodie (Davis kick) SAN FRANCISCO 21-20
4th - SF - Davis, 37-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 23-20
4th - SF - Davis, 13-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 27-20
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Grabowski 16-88 2 TD, Donny Anderson 13-64, Elijah Pitts 4-14, Zeke Bratkowski 1-7
SAN FRANCISCO - Ken Willard 15-35, John Brodie 1-9, Bill Tucker 2-9, Clem Daniels 2-7, John David Crow 2-1, Gary Lewis 1-(-1)
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 4-2-17, Zeke Bratkowski 17-7-78 1 INT, Billy Stevens 2-0-0
SAN FRANCISCO - John Brodie 39-24-301 3 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 4-45, Boyd Dowler 3-30, Claudis James 1-18, Jim Grabowski 1-2
SAN FRANCISCO - Clifton McNeil 9-88 1 TD, Gary Lewis 5-30, John David Crow 3-54, Bill Tucker 2-60 2 TD, Dick Witcher 2-31, Clem Daniels 1-16, Ken Willard 1-12, Bob Windsor 1-10