Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Packer Sweep — January 1968

Today’s post is just a fine image from Super Bowl II on January 14, 1968 in Miami, Florida. Running back Donny Anderson is sweeping left following the handoff from quarterback Bart Starr. Out in front, guards Gale Gillingham (#68) and Jerry Kramer (#64) are pulling out to block for him.

The Packers, of course, beat the AFL champion Oakland Raiders that day 33-14 in front of 75,546 fans in the Orange Bowl. Anderson would finish the game with 48 yards on 14 carries and 1 TD. He would play in 84 games for Green Bay from 1966 through 1971.