1968 Green Bay Packers season

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1968 Green Bay Packers season
Head coach Phil Bengtson
Home field Lambeau Field
Milwaukee County Stadium
Results
Record 6–7–1
Division place 3rd Central
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 1968 Green Bay Packers season was their 50th overall and the 49th as members of the National Football League. The club posted a 6–7–1 record under first-year head coach Phil Bengston, earning them a third-place finish in the Central Division of the Western Conference. It was also the Packers' first losing season since 1958.

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Venue Attendance
1 September 15, 1968 Philadelphia Eagles W 30–13 Lambeau Field
50,861
2 September 22, 1968 Minnesota Vikings L 26–13 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,346
3 September 29, 1968 Detroit Lions L 23–17 Lambeau Field
50,861
4 October 6, 1968 at Atlanta Falcons W 38–7 Atlanta Stadium
58,850
5 October 13, 1968 Los Angeles Rams L 16–14 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,646
6 October 20, 1968 at Detroit Lions T 14–14 Tiger Stadium
57,302
7 October 28, 1968 at Dallas Cowboys W 28–17 Cotton Bowl
74,604
8 November 3, 1968 Chicago Bears L 13–10 Lambeau Field
50,861
9 November 10, 1968 at Minnesota Vikings L 14–10 Metropolitan Stadium
47,644
10 November 17, 1968 New Orleans Saints W 29–7 Milwaukee County Stadium
49,644
11 November 24, 1968 at Washington Redskins W 27–7 RFK Stadium
50,621
12 December 1, 1968 at San Francisco 49ers L 27–20 Kezar Stadium
47,218
13 December 7, 1968 Baltimore Colts L 16–3 Lambeau Field
50,861
14 December 15, 1968 at Chicago Bears W 28–27 Wrigley Field
46,435

Season summary[edit]

Week 1[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Eagles 3 3 0 7 13
• Packers 7 14 6 3 30

[1]

Week 14[edit]

A win by the Packers was important because a Bears loss means that The Minnesota Vikings clinched the Central Division title and their first ever playoff berth.

1 2 3 4 Total
• Packers 7 14 7 0 28
Bears 10 0 0 17 27
  • Date: December 15
  • Location: Wrigley Field
  • Game weather: 22°F, wind 7 mph

[2]

Standings[edit]

NFL Central
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Minnesota Vikings 8 6 0 .571 4–2 6–4 282 242 W2
Chicago Bears 7 7 0 .500 3–3 5–5 250 333 L1
Green Bay Packers 6 7 1 .462 1–4–1 2–7–1 281 227 W1
Detroit Lions 4 8 2 .333 3–2–1 4–5–1 207 241 L1

Note: Tie games were not officially counted in the standings until 1972.

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