Ice Bowl Dec 31, 1967 QUESTIONS

Growing  older I become more cynical.  This piece of work rains on the Ice Bowl but I just can’t pass it up. Think back as you watched the game.  You can get the details elsewhere.   Points here: Green Bay did nothing on offense after getting  a 14 to 0 lead; and the Packers used an Ivy League castoff from the New York Giants to help win the game.

–Green Bay scored touchdowns the first two series.  Bart Starr really was an expert passer with the right touch on the football making the score 14 to 0.

–Dallas got back in the game on two Packer fumbles.  On a blitz, Bob Lilley and Willie Townes  hit Starr and he fumbled.   George Andre scooped up the football and ran into the End Zone.  The score GB 14 Dallas 7.  After that, Willy Wood fumbled a punt  return inside his own 20 and the Cowboys kicked a field goal.   This was great field possession and  settling for three points  really hurt Dallas.    Score at the half.  GB 14 DAL 10.

Green Bay spent the third quarter turning back two Cowboy drives.  Early in the fourth quarter Dan Reeves, on a half back option threw some 50 yards to Lance Renzell.    Dallas now lead 17 to 14.

The Packer offense was on their  own 30 yard line with just under five minutes to play. A few weeks back the  Packers claimed Chuck Mercein from the New York Giants on waivers.  He graduated from  Yale and  was one of  the few League players to have an impact on a post season game.   After Green Bay moved 40 yards to the Cowboy 30, Chuck Mercein wrote his name on NFL history.  CM caught a screen pass from Bart Starr for 22 yards to the Cowboy eight.  He then ran for seven yards just short of the End Zone.  Bart Starr took the Quarterback  sneak   for a touchdown with 15 seconds to go.

Why couldn’t  the Packers move the ball  after the first two touchdowns  until the last drive.

 

 

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