Chicago Bears guard (67) GEORGE SEALS leads the blocking for running back (41) BRIAN PICCOLO
against the Los Angeles Rams at Memorial Coliseum. The Bears defeated the Rams 17-16
Sunday Dec. 8, 1968 at The Coliseum – Visiting Chicago Bears beat heavily favored Rams 17-16 in one of the season’s biggest upsets! With the Bears leading 3-0, Willie Ellison’s TD puts Rams in front 7-3. Recently signed Clarence Childs, substituting for the injured Gale Sayers
, runs back kickoff to the Rams two, then Brian Piccolo scores to put bears back on top
Later a Dick Butkus interception
sets up a Jack Concannon TD run and Bears lead, 17-7. Following a safety, Rams score final TD on a run by QB Roman Gabriel to bring them within a point, 17-16. A costly holding penalty on the Rams final drive takes them out of FG range and Gabriel’s final TD bomb attempt is incomplete, putting the Bears in the drivers seat in the Central Division going into the season’s final game vs Packers at Wrigley Field!