Green Bay Packers (1-0) 17, Chicago Bears (0-1) 0
September 21st 1969 (at Green Bay)
(GREEN BAY) - The Packers opened their 50th National Football League season by blanking the Bears, 17-0 in the 101st renewal of their league-founding rivalry. Bart Starr collaborated with speedy Travis Williams on a 31-yard touchdown pass midway through the first period, Jim Grabowski bulled into the end zone from the one in the fourth quarter and Mike Mercer booted a 32- yard field goal for all the Packer scoring. The Packer defense contained Chicago's Gale Sayers, allowing the shifty runner 31 yards in seven carries in the first half and not more in the final two periods. Commissioner Pete Rozelle was in attendance.
CHICAGO   -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0 10 - 17
                         CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                   12            18
Rush-yards-TDs           24-90-0      43-196-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT 13-26-123-0-2  9-14-106-1-0
Sacked-yards                 1-9          2-16
Net pass yards               114            90
Total yards                  204           286
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-0
Turnovers                      2             0
Penalties-yards             8-76          5-53
SCORING
1st - GB - Williams, 31-yard pass from Starr (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
4th - GB - Grabowski, 1-yard run (Mercer kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
4th - GB - Mercer, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-0
RUSHING
GREEN BAY - Jim Grabowski 16-85 1 TD, Travis Williams 16-67, Dave Hampton 6-36, Elijah Pitts 3-8
CHICAGO - Gale Sayers 10-36, Ronnie Bull 7-35, Jack Concannon 5-10, Brian Piccolo 2-9
PASSING
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 14-9-106 1 TD
CHICAGO - Jack Concannon 26-13-123 2 INT
RECEIVING
GREEN BAY - Dave Hampton 2-33, Carroll Dale 2-21, Travis Williams 1-31 1 TD, Boyd Dowler 1-11, Marv Fleming 1-9, Jim Grabowski 1-2, Elijah Pitts 1-(-1)
CHICAGO - Bob Wallace 6-46, Brian Piccolo 3-38, Dick Gordon 1-14, Ronnie Bull 1-13, Austin Denney 1-8, Gale Sayers 1-4
Chicago Bears running back Gale Sayers (40) follows guard George Seals into the heart of the Packers’ defense during a 17-0 loss to the Packers in the season opener on Sept. 21, 1969. Defensive end Willie Davis (87) and linebacker Dave Robinson (89) try to stop Sayers. (SOURCE: Green Bay Press-Gazette archives)