Green Bay Packers Fall in 68-Still Defeated Dallas

We old folks remember the Green Bay Packers defeating the Dallas Cowboys in successive NFL Championship Games, 1966 and 1967. In 1966, Green Bay, at their five yard line, held Dallas on downs; 67 was the Ice Bowl with the Packers scoring with 15 seconds remaining. Final Green Bay 21 Dallas 17. Vince Lombardi left coaching in 1968. Many fans believe that he saw the end of the Green Bay Dynasty-and he was correct. Their recored in 1968 was 6-7-1.

Even so, Green Bay defeated the Dallas Cowboys 28 to 17 on a Monday Night in the seventh week. Dallas was 12-2 during the regular season. Despite being sacked four times for 26 yards in losses, Bart Starr burned the Dallas secondary. He completed 17 of 25 passes for 260 yards and four touchdowns. Donnie Anderson caught six passes for 84 yards. Marv Fleming caught two touchdown passes. Boyd Dowler and Carroll Dale also had big nights. On defense, Dave Robinson, Tom Brown, and Bob Jeter each had one pass interception.

Dallas. Don Meredith completed only 13 of 30 passes for two touchdowns and 219 yards. Don Perkins led all runners with 81 yards on 18 carries. Had he not been bald, Tom Landry would have pulled his hair out. Their 12-2 record was three games better than their 9-5 season in 1967. Take a look at this.

1967-9-5 record; during the season at Cleveland defeated the Browns 21 to 14; Eastern Conference Playoff at Dallas defeated the Browns again in 52 to 14 runaway; lost in NFC Championship to the Packers 21 to 17.

1968-12-2 record a three game improvement over the previous year; during the season at home defeated the Cleveland Browns 28-7. Cleveland finished at 10-4, two games under Dallas; yet Dallas at Cleveland lost to the Browns 31 to 20 in the Eastern Conference playoff. Three games better than 1967 yet did not even reach the NFL Championship Game.


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