Green Bay Packers (2-2) 38, Atlanta Falcons (0-4) 7
Sunday October 6th 1968 (at Atlanta)
(ATLANTA) - The Green Bay Packers, stung by two straight losses, overcame a stubborn Atlanta defense for 21 points in the third quarter and whipped the Falcons 38-7. The loss spoiled Norm Van Brocklin's debut as the Falcon coach. Atlanta played the Packers on nearly even terms in the first half and a 21-yard field goal by Chuck Mercein with four seconds left in the half gave Green Bay only a 10-7 halftime lead. But the Packers took advantage of Atlanta errors in the third quarter to score two of their three touchdowns, and strong running by Donny Anderson produced a third. Anderson gained 18 and 10 yards on a drive shortly after the half and also caught a 30-yard pass from Bart Starr for a first down before scoring from 11 yards out. After the kickoff, Falcon quarterback Randy Johnson fumbled attempting to pass and the Packers had a first down at the Atlanta two. Starr completed a one-yard pass to Marv Fleming for the score. After Ray Nitschke intercepted a Johnson pass at the Falcon 43, Starr completed a 19-yard pass to Elijah Pitts and an eight-yarder to Travis Williams, before tossing 23 yards to Claudis James for the score. Anderson ran for 101 yards. James scored twice, the only touchdowns of his NFL career. The Packers rolled up 470 yards in offense.
GREEN BAY -  7  3 21  7 - 38
ATLANTA   -  0  7  0  0 -  7
                       GREEN BAY       ATLANTA
First downs                   26             7
Rush-yards-TDs          37-158-1       26-78-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 24-36-334-4-0   5-19-99-0-4
Sacked-yards                3-22          3-23
Net pass yards               312            76
Total yards                  470           154
Fumbles-lost                 2-1           1-1
Turnovers                      1             5
Penalties-yards             5-36          3-15
SCORING
1st - GB - Dowler, 9-yard pass from Starr (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - ATL - Perry Lee Dunn, 1-yard run (Bob Etter kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - GB - Mercein, 21-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-7
3rd - GB - Anderson, 11-yard run (Mercein kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - GB - Fleming, 1-yard pass from Starr (Mercein kick) GREEN BAY 24-7
3rd - GB - James, 23-yard pass from Starr (Mercein kick) GREEN BAY 31-7
4th - GB - James, 12-yard pass from Anderson (Mercein kick) GREEN BAY 38-7
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 15-101 1 TD, Jim Grabowski 10-26, Claudis James 1-15, Elijah Pitts 2-11, Travis Williams 7-4, Chuck Mercein 2-1
ATLANTA - Cannonball Butler 8-32, Harmon Wages 5-17, Brendan McCarthy 5-16, Perry Lee Dunn 8-13 1 TD
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 31-21-275 3 TD, Zeke Bratkowski 4-2-47, Donny Anderson 1-1-12 1 TD
ATLANTA - Randy Johnson 14-4-94 3 INT, Bob Berry 5-1-5 1 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 5-55 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 4-45, Jim Grabowski 3-64, Claudis James 3-55 2 TD, Travis Williams 3-28, Marv Fleming 3-26 1 TD, Carroll Dale 2-31, Donny Anderson 1-30
ATLANTA - Bob Long 2-83, Brendan McCarthy 1-6, Mike Donohoe 1-5, Jerry Simmons 1-5