Detroit Lions (2-1) 23, Green Bay Packers (1-2) 17
Sunday September 29th 1968 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - "Vince Lombardi, where have you gone? Green Bay turns its lonely eyes to you." Those aren't exactly the Simon and Garfunkel lyrics but it had to be the refrain of the moment in Green Bay where Lombardi's NFL dynasty seems to be in the danger of crumbling. Lombardi kicked himself upstairs at the end of last season with the cry, "the history of the Green Bay Packers is in the future." But right now it seems to be in the past. The Packers lost their second straight game and slipped to third place in the Central Division with a 1-2 record when they were beaten by the Detroit Lions, 23-17. The brilliant passing of Bill Munson, the running of Mel Farr and three interceptions by Lem Barney paced the Lions to the upset victory. Munson completed 15 of 22 passes for 194 yards and two touchdowns. Both passes went to Billy Gambrell, including one with less than 2 minutes left in the game that snapped the tie.
DETROIT   -  0  7 10  6 - 23
GREEN BAY - 10  0  0  7 - 17
                         DETROIT     GREEN BAY
First downs                   20            15
Rush-yards-TDs          43-153-1      26-105-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 15-22-194-2-1  9-20-255-2-3
Sacked-yards                 1-4          4-36
Net pass yards               190           219
Total yards                  343           324
Fumbles-lost                 1-0           1-0
Turnovers                      1             3
Penalties-yards             4-44          4-34
SCORING
1st - GB - Dale, 63-yard pass from Starr (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Kramer, 38-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
2nd - DT - Billy Gambrell, 6-yd pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick) GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - DET - DePoyster, 30-yard field goal TIED 10-10
3rd - DET - Mel Farr, 3-yard run (DePoyster kick) DETROIT 17-10
4th - GB - Dale, 35-yard pass from Starr (Kramer kick) TIED 17-17
4th - DET - Gambrell, 12-yard pass from Munson (Kick failed) DETROIT 23-17
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 14-57, Jim Grabowski 11-43, Bart Starr 1-5
DETROIT - Mel Farr 23-92 1 TD, Bill Triplett 13-35, Dave Kopay 3-14, Bill Munson 3-7, Earl McCullouch 1-5
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 19-9-255 2 TD 3 INT, Donny Anderson 1-0-0
DETROIT - Bill Munson 22-15-194 2 TD 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Carroll Dale 6-205 2 TD, Claudis James 1-22, Marv Fleming 1-16, Boyd Dowler 1-12
DETROIT - Earl McCullouch 5-75, Charlie Sanders 5-53, Mel Farr 2-28, Billy Gambrell 2-18 2 TD, Jim Gibbons 1-20