Chicago Bears (4-4) 13, Green Bay Packers (3-4-1) 10
Sunday November 3rd 1968 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - Mae Percival caught a free ride for his thrill of the week and the Green Bay Packers couldn't lift a finger as he kicked their teeth in. Pervical booted a 43-yard field goal on a rarely-invoked free kick with 26 seconds to play, giving the Chicago Bears a 13-10 victory over the struggling National Football League champs. The Packers, who had spent most of the afternoon chasing Gale Sayers up and down Lambeau Field, stood by helplessly as Percival kicked the winning three-pointer after Chicago Coach Vince Dooley went for the free kick option. An NFL rule permits a free kick, punt or placement, without opposition after one team makes a fair catch of a punt. So, when Cecil Turner fielded Donny Anderson's short punt on the Green Bay 43, Dooley called the shot - and Percival delivered. Sayers ran through the Packers for 205 yards - his biggest ground-gaining binge as a pro, but he almost wore goat horns after fumbling on the Chicago 39 midway in the final quarter with the game tied 10-10. Packer defensive back Herb Adderley grabbed the ball and raced to the 14, but the Bears held and Chuck Mercein's field goal attempt sailed wide. Minutes later, Percival was on target with his 11th field goal in 12 attempts in the Bears' last three games. He kicked a 10-yarder in the second period for a string of 10 without a miss, but had another three-point bid blocked by Lee Roy Caffey early in the fourth period.
CHICAGO   -  0  3  7  3 - 13
GREEN BAY -  0  0  7  3 - 10
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   18            12
Rush-yards-TDs          47-291-1      26-107-0
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT   5-14-51-0-2 10-18-154-1-0
Sacked-yards                2-14          2-19
Net pass yards                37           135
Total yards                  328           242
Fumbles-lost                 5-1           1-1
Turnovers                      3             1
Penalties-yards            10-90          2-20
SCORING
2nd - CHI - Mac Percival, 10-yard field goal CHICAGO 3-0
3rd - CHI - Virgil Carter, 2-yard run (Percival kick) CHICAGO 10-0
3rd - GB - Dale, 50-yard pass from Starr (Mercein kick) CHICAGO 10-7
4th - GB - Mercein, 19-yard field goal TIED 10-10
4th - CHI - Percival, 43-yard field goal CHICAGO 13-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 10-43, Donny Anderson 11-26, Jim Grabowski 2-19, Bart Starr 1-15, Travis Williams 2-4
CHICAGO - Gale Sayers 24-205, Virgil Carter 11-56 1 TD, Ronnie Bull 7-23, Brian Piccolo 5-7
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 18-10-154 1 TD
CHICAGO - Virgil Carter 14-5-51 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Elijah Pitts 4-33, Carroll Dale 3-74 1 TD, Donny Anderson 1-26, Marv Fleming 1-11, Boyd Dowler 1-10
CHICAGO - Brian Piccolo 2-19, Bob Wallace 1-15, Cecil Turner 1-12, Ronnie Bull 1-5