The coldest game in National Football League history failed to stop the Green Bay Packers from winning their third straight NFL Title on Dec. 31, 1967.
Notes from a cold, cold football game
Played in temperatures that had "warmed" to 13 below zero at game time, it is considered one of the greatest in NFL history, and is now referred to as "The Ice Bowl."
Lambeau Field's underground heating couldn't handle the extreme cold and in 1967 was still open to the elements on the north side. Nevertheless, 50,861 fans watched the game from the (metal) stands.
The official's whistles froze and couldn't be used to stop play and the halftime show was canceled after 11 members of the UW-La Crosse marching band were hospitalized with frostbite.
Packers quarterback Bart Starr went 14-24-191 with two touchdowns and also scored the game-winning touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak with 13 seconds remaining.
After trailing all game, the Cowboys took a 17-14 lead in the fourth quarter on a trick play that saw wide receiver Lance Rentzel score on 50-yard pass from halfback Dan Reeves.
The Cowboys' other touchdown came on a 7-yard defensive fumble return by DE George Andrie.
Packers wide receiver Boyd Dowler scored two touchdowns and racked up 77 yards on 4 catches.