Green Bay Packers (2-3-1) 14, Detroit Lions (3-2-1) 14 (Tie)
Sunday October 20th 1968 (at Detroit)
(DETROIT) - Sorearmed Bart Starr, in for his only play of the game, late in the fourth quarter, pitched a three-yard scoring pass to Boyd Dowler to give the Green Bay Packers a 14-14 tie as the fumbling Detroit Lions squandered a two-touchdown lead. Starr, who missed last week's game and did not start Sunday because of a sore bicep in his right arm, replaced shaken- up Zeke Bratkowski after Green Bay's No. 2 quarterback had run 12 yards to the Detroit three. The Packers got the ball when Willie Davis recovered a fumble by Lions' quarterback Bill Munson on the Detroit 40. A desperate Green Bay attempt to unknot the game with less than a minute to play broke down when Dowler caught a pass from Bratkowski on the Detroit 22 and fumbled, with linebacker Paul Nanmoff diving over the ball on his 22. Munson faded back on first down on the fifth play of the game and unfurled a 60-yard scoring pass to fleet doublecovered flanker Earl McCullouch. Just 6:28 in to the game, exactly four minutes after the first touchdown, McCullouch ran a post pattern to the left in the end zone and Munson hit him with a rope-like 11-yard scoring strike after Herb Adderley had fumbled the Lions' kickoff on his own 29-yard line. But the Lions had three clutch fumbles to halt any further scoring opportunities and Bratkowski celebrated his 37th birthday by bringing the Packers back to life in the third quarter. Francis Winkler recovered a Lem Barney fumbled punt on the Detroit 14 and three plays later Carroll Dale grabbed a 14-yard Bratkowski pass to give Green Bay the first score.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  7 - 14
DETROIT   - 14  0  0  0 - 14
                       GREEN BAY       DETROIT
First downs                   16            18
Rush-yards-TDs          32-134-0      48-212-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 10-17-105-2-0  9-13-105-2-0
Sacked-yards                2-26          4-35
Net pass yards                79            70
Total yards                  213           282
Fumbles-lost                 4-3           4-4
Turnovers                      3             4
Penalties-yards             5-45          2-29
SCORING
1st - DT - Earl McCullouch, 60-yd pass from Bill Munson (Jerry DePoyster kick) DETROIT 7-0
1st - DET - McCullouch, 11-yard pass from Munson (DePoyster kick) DETROIT 14-0
3rd - GB - Dale, 14-yard pass from Bratkowski (Mercein kick) DETROIT 14-7
4th - GB - Dowler, 3-yard pass from Starr (Mercein kick) TIED 14-14
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Donny Anderson 14-71, Zeke Bratkowski 2-20, Jim Grabowski 6-16, Elijah Pitts 5-16, Travis Williams 5-11
DETROIT - Mel Farr 29-145, Bill Triplett 15-49, Bill Munson 3-10, Dave Kopay 1-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Zeke Bratkowski 16-9-102 1 TD, Bart Starr 1-1-3 1 TD
DETROIT - Bill Munson 13-9-105 2 TD
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 3-28 1 TD, Carroll Dale 2-35 1 TD, Marv Fleming 2-23, Claudis James 1-16, Jim Grabowski 1-2, Donny Anderson 1-1
DETROIT - Earl McCullouch 4-82 2 TD, Mel Farr 2-7, Bill Triplett 2-6, Dave Kopay 1-10