On this day in 1968, Gale Sayers goes for 205 yards in win over Packers

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GREEN BAY, WI - CIRCA 1960’s: Gale Sayers #40 of the Chicago Bears carrying the ball trying to avoid the tackle of Willie Wood #24 of the Green Bay Packers in a late circa 1960’s NFL football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay Wisconsin. Sayers played for the Bears from 1965-71. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)

Bears Hall-of-Fame running back Gale Sayers led the NFL in rushing in 1966 and in 1969, but it was on this day in 1968 that Sayers rushed for a career-high 205 yards.

Sayers racked up the career-high on 24 carries in a 13-10 win at Green Bay.

Virgil Carter scored the only touchdown for the Bears – a two-yard run – and Mac Percival drilled a 43-yard field goal with 23 seconds remaining to give Chicago the win.

In a career that was just 68 games long, Sayers rushed for 4,956 yards. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1977.

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