Former NFL quarterback Zeke Bratkowski, who threw for 65 touchdown passes over a 14-year career, died at his Florida home on Monday. He was 88.
His death follows that of former Green Bay Packers quarterback Bart Starr by almost six months. Bratkowski was Starr's backup during the Green Bay's glory days of the 1960s.
A member of the Packers Hall of Fame, Bratkowski played in Green Bay from 1963-68 before returning to the team in 1971. He guided the Packers to a 13-10 overtime victory in a 1965 playoff game that moved Green Bay into a championship game matchup with the Cleveland Browns.
Bratkowski also played for the Chicago Bears (1954-60) and the Los Angeles Rams (1961-63). He threw for 10,345 yards in his career over 132 games, 49 of which were starts.
The NFL revamped its schedule on Tuesday, including moving the Green Bay game at San Francisco 49ers to to prime time.
The 49ers' home game against the Packers will be a Sunday night matchup on NBC after originally being scheduled for 3:25 p.m. on FOX.
The Seattle Seahawks' game at the Philadelphia Eagles moves from Sunday night to noon on FOX.
The NFL also announced its Week 16 schedule for the weekend of Dec. 21-22.
Saturday's games on Dec. 21 will feature a triple-header on NFL Network, capped by the Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco in an NFC West tilt, starting at 7:15 p.m.
Other changes include:
Nov. 24 -- Carolina at New Orleans moving from FOX to CBS; and Miami at Cleveland moves CBS to FOX.
Dec. 21 -- Houston at Tampa Bay is at noon NFL Network; and Buffalo at New England is at 3:30 p.m. on NFL Network; Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco is at 7:15 p.m. on NFL Network.
Dec. 22 -- Detroit at Denver is at 3:05 p.m. on CBS; and Oakland at the Los Angeles Chargers is at 3:05 p.m. on CBS.