Minnesota Vikings (5-4) 14, Green Bay Packers (3-5-1) 19
Sunday November 10th 1968 (at Minnesota)
(MINNESOTA) - Carl Eller blocked a field goal attempt and threw the block for the winning touchdown as the Minnesota Vikings held off three last-gasp Green Bay efforts for a 14-10 win. Eller, who also crunched quarterback Bart Starr to the ground three times for losses, blocked Mike Mercer's 25-yard field goal attempt with 10:04 to play in the game. Eller's block moved back the Packer line in the second period for Bill Brown, who plunged two yards for his second touchdown of the game. Eller, a 265-pound defensive end, was moved into the offensive line for the short yardage play. In the first period, Brown went over from the one and gave the Vikings a 7-3 lead. The fired-up Packers, down 14-3 at the half, stormed back to dominate the game offensively in the second half. The gutty Starr, thrown five times for losses of 40 yards, completed 12 of 19 passes for 118 yards. His passing set up Green Bay's only touchdown in the third period, a one-yard plunge by Donny Anderson. Green Bay, with Zeke Bratkowski at quarterback for the shaken up Starr, drove again in the fourth period to the Vikings 18 but Minnesota safety Paul Krause recovered Anderson's fumble. Then with about a minute to play, Earsell Mackbee scooped up a Green Bay fumble by Claudis James at the Minnesota 45 and ran it to the Green Bay 27, from where the Vikings let the clock run out. Minnesota, winning its first game at Metropolitan Stadium over the Packers, became the first team since 1964 to beat the Packers twice in one season. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 47,644, in 35-degree weather and occasional snow flurries.
GREEN BAY -  3  0  7  0 - 10
MINNESOTA -  7  7  0  0 - 14
                       GREEN BAY     MINNESOTA
First downs                   21            15
Rush-yards-TDs          32-172-1      42-160-2
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-23-131-0-1   8-16-80-0-0
Sacked-yards                5-40          1-14
Net pass yards                91            66
Total yards                  263           226
Fumbles-lost                 3-3           1-1
Turnovers                      4             1
Penalties-yards             3-35          5-62
SCORING
1st - GB - Mercer, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - MINN - Bill Brown, 1-yard run (Fred Cox kick) MINNESOTA 7-3
2nd - MINN - Brown, 2-yard run (Cox kick) MINNESOTA 14-3
3rd - GB - Anderson, 1-yard run (Mercer kick) MINNESOTA 14-10
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Grabowski 11-89, Donny Anderson 11-48 1 TD, Elijah Pitts 8-23, Bart Starr 1-11, Travis Williams 1-1
MINNESOTA - Bill Brown 21-83 2 TD, Jim Lindsey 10-48, Joe Kapp 4-19, Clint Jones 7-10
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 19-12-118 1 INT, Zeke Bratkowski 4-1-13
MINNESOTA - Joe Kapp 16-8-80
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 4-50, Elijah Pitts 3-24, Donny Anderson 2-22, Jim Grabowski 2-13, Claudis James 1-13, Marv Fleming 1-9
MINNESOTA - Jim Lindsey 3-36, Tom Hall 2-18, Gene Washington 1-10, John Beasley 1-8, Bill Martin 1-8