GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - The brilliant individual play of the Cardinal backfield coupled with some gaping holes in the Green Bay line gave Chris O'Brien's team a 16 to 3 win
over the Bays in a NFL contest Sunday afternoon at
Normal park, Chicago, before about 3,500 fans. The
Bays withered in the second half and Paddy Driscoll,
Johnny Mohardt and the Horween brothers, playing
under the name of McMahon, smashed through the
Blue defense for considerable yardage. The old Harvard
crisscross line buck enabled A. Horween to twice
smash through for touchdowns.
DRISCOLL SOME STAR
Paddy Driscoll is just as brilliant a football player as
ever. He never seems to get old and in Sunday's game,
he stood out as the mainstay of the Cardinal machine.
Driscoll ran back punts brilliantly, he skirted outside of
right tackle frequently for long gains and, as usual, his
trusty kicking toe was very much in evidence. There is
no getting away from it, the Cardinals have a good
team. Their much despised "Prairie" line outrushed and
outcharged their much heavier Green Bay opponents.
The Cardinal forwards seemed to get the jump on the
Bays, particularly in the second half, and the Green Bay
backfielders had a dickens of a time getting started.
BAYS' BRIGHT SPOTS
The work of five Green Bay players stood out
prominently. Tubby Howard and Cowboy Wheeler
played wonderful football at end. But few gains were
made around the Bay wings despite the fact that two
and three men were bearing down on Wheeler and
Howard continually. On the offense, the two ends,
together with Charlie Mathys, caught more than their
share of forward passes. Mathys ran his team nicely,
came through with a nice field goal and handled punts
well even though the Cardinal forwards were on top of
him every minute. Mills showed firm at fullback and
stood out prominently on the defense. Niemann, the
new center, played a bear of a game and got away with
several feature plays that drew a big hand from the
PACKERS KICK OFF
The game was a bit late in starting. The Cardinals won
the toss and the Packers kicked off. Murray booted to
Driscoll and the Chicago star came back 15 yards. The
Chicago team launched a spirited drive which carried
the pigskin straight down the field. As usual, the
Packers were slow in getting started. With the pigskin
on their 15 yard line, the Packers held for two downs
and then Howard threw Mohardt for a 5 yard loss.
Driscoll stepped back and kicked a field goal. At least
that was the way referee Elliott ruled. Umpire Holloway
called it no goal and the teams wrangled for ten
minutes. Finally the game was resumed.
NIEMANN GRABS KICKOFF
The Cardinals kicked off. Driscoll's kick was grabbed by
Niemann and he ran the pigskin to the Cardinals' 40
yard line. It was a sparkling play. After two plays,
Lambeau passed to Howard and it was first down on
the Cardinals' 30 yard line. Lambeau's dropkick was
partly blocked but Buck recovered for the Bays on
Chicago's 15 yard mark. After three plays, Lambeau's
drop went astray and it was the Cardinals' ball on the 20 yard line. Driscoll punted out of danger immediately. The Bays started another drive which ended on the Cardinals' 20 yard mark when time was called for the quarter. Green Bay lost the ball after two forward passes went bad. The Cardinals didn't set the world on fire and Driscoll punted to Mathys on the Bays' thirty. An exchange of punts gained little for either team. Lambeau was badly banged up and Glick took his place at half.
MATHYS GETS FIELD GOAL
Buck's punt was blocked and the Cardinals got the ball in Green Bay's danger zone. Chicago could not gain and Driscoll's dropkick was blocked by Mills who recovered the ball in midfield. Then the Bays got going again and they piled through for a couple of first downs. A series of forward passes put the ball on the Cardinals' 19 yard line and Mathys evened the count with a dropkick. There was no further scoring in this period.
CARDINALS RECOVER BALL
The Cardinals kicked off. On the first play, Glick fumbled and it was the Cardinals' ball on the Bays' 15 yard line. Green Bay held in stonewall fashion and Driscoll's dropkick went bad. The Bays could not advance and Buck punted to midfield. The Cardinals' offense swung into action again and coupled with a penalty of 15 yards for roughing Driscoll, they soon had the ball on the Bays' five. McMahon plunged over for a score and Driscoll kicked the goal. Gardner kicked off for the Bays. The ball changed hands on a series of kicks. Mathys was downed on the 20 yard line and on the next lineup Cronin fumbled and the ball went to the Cardinals. Green Bay made a stand on the one yard line and held for downs. Buck punted to Driscoll who came back to the Bays' 40 yard mark.
MCMAHON SCORES AGAIN
In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals kept pushing ahead and it wasn't long before McMahon fought his way over for a touchdown. Driscoll missed the goal. For the remainder of the quarter, the Bays held their own pretty well and with but a few minutes of play, Lambeau, who had returned to the game, cut loose with some passes which put the pigskin in the Cardinals' territory; final time was called with the oval on the Cardinals' 20 yard line.