Chicago Bears (10-0-1) 19, Green Bay Packers (6-2-2) 13
Sunday November 21st 1926 (at Chicago)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - They came, they saw, but they failed to conquer. Words to that effect might be used in referring to the game between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears played here yesterday at Cub park, and which ended in a victory for the league leaders by a 19 to 13 score. It was a great game, perhaps as thrilling and sensational a contest as has
ever been played in the National pro league. Into it was
crowded almost everything which a person might expect
to receive in the way of thrills and sensations, and
needless to say the crowd of more than 7,500 was well
heated up, despite the chilly temperature which the
weather man dished out for the game. Outside of the
cold it was an ideal day for football, the sunshine being
out in all its glory. The field was hard and in spots
slippery but generally in good condition. It was a mighty
tough game for the Packers to lose. With it went the
hopes of the Green Bay team for the championship of
the league and the ambition of thousands of Green Bay
fans - that of trimming the Bears on their own grounds.
Only the fans from Green Bay, about 300 in number,
who saw the game realize how much the team deserved
to win the game, and only the same fans can describe
how quickly their hopes of victory sank when the
fumble occurred which gave the Bears their final score
and the game. For over three quarters of the game, the
Packers enjoyed an edge over their rivals and the Green
Bayites lived in high hopes only to have their hopes
dashed so rudely to the ground. If ever a team deserved
to win and should have won it was the Packers but it
was another case of where a moral victory doesn't
amount to much.
BEARS SCORE
Not to be outdone the Bears came back with a score 
just a few plays later another pass from Earpe went bad
and Lewellen had to punt from behind his own goal line.
A pass from Driscoll to Hanny sailed over Jack Harris
and the runner went 15 yards for the score. Harris 
should have knocked this pass down, but apparently 
misjudged the ball. Driscoll tried to make the extra point
but failed. In the second quarter the Bears added a field
goal by Driscoll to their total. It was a placekick from
the 20-yard line and from a slight angle. Then the lead
went back to the Packers. Driscoll tried an end run but
was tackled hard by several of the Packers and fumbled
and Lewellen picked up the oval and ran 35 yards
among the sideline to make the score, 12 to 9, in favor
of the Packers and then Purdy boosted the total by one
with a dropkick. In the third quarter the versatile Driscoll,
Packer jinx for many a year, came to the front again 
with a beautiful dropkick from the 44-yard line which
sailed high and far over the goal post and put the Bears
one point behind the Big Bay Blues. The game see sawed back and forth, first one side having the edge and then the other but always with the Packers seemingly outplaying their opponents. However, with about half of the last quarter gone into history, came the break which meant defeat to Capt. Lambeau's team. A blocked kick had forced to the ball back near the Packer goal line and Lidberg tried a line smash which gained about 5 yards. Out of the pile the ball shot and Driscoll, who had run up from his position of safety, hopped onto it and ran down the field 30 yards for a touchdown and then to complete the afternoon's performance added the extra point via the dropkick route.
HAD SEVERAL CHANCES TO SCORE
The Packers lost several chances to score by costly fumble. Once on the 3-yard line with 4 downs to make it in, Lidberg fumbled and the Bears recovered. On several other occasions, Packer players were free on forward passes and dropped the ball when a catch would have meant substantial gains if not touchdowns. The chilling temperature however made it difficult to hang onto the oval. Despite the fumbling which was costly, the Packers played a fine game and would have won if all the breaks had not gone to the Chicago team. The game was exceedingly rough and many penalties were inflicted by the officials who did their utmost to keep the game clean. During the final few minutes O'Donnell and Hanny mixed up in an argument and both were put out of the game.
PACKERS PLAY FINE GAME
The Packers played one of their best games of the season. The line stopped every Bear attempt to make ground through it, and not a man in the Packers forward wall need say that he was outplayed by any of the husky Bear linemen. Two or three slip-ups in the defense against the Bear aerial attack were costly, but these are apt to happen to the best of 'em. Lewellen easily outpunted the mighty Driscoll, and intercepted several of the Bear passes, and his injury in the final quarter, which caused his removal from the game, probably cost the Packers the game. The forward passing of the Packers was also very good. In addition to the numerous passes which were completed, there were many times when someone of the Big Bay Blues' team was free to receive the ball only to drop it, because of the extreme cold. Several of these might have lead to touchdowns, but there is no need to recount the stories of what might have been. About all that can be said is that the breaks went the wrong way, and with the breaks went the chances for what would have been the most notable victory that the Packers have ever won.
GREEN BAY SCORES FIRST
The Packers were first to score. After an exchange of punts and some fine line plunging had worked the ball down into Bear territory, Lewellen passed a long one to Flaherty which Dick took to the 5-yard line before being forced out of bounds. On the first play, Lidberg crashed through for the score. On the attempt to make the extra point, Earpe passed over Purdy's head and the diminutive quarterback had no chance to make the kick. The Packers came out of the game in fairly good condition. Lewellen is banged up a bit, but he expects to be able to play against Philadelphia, while Earpe's side bothered him some, but the big center says he will be in there fighting when the whistle blows Thanksgiving Day. Virtually all of the Packers are bruised and cut; the field was as hard as a tile floor and far from being as smooth as one.
GREEN BAY -  6  7  0  0 - 13
CHI BEARS -  6  3  3  7 - 19
1st - GB - Lidberg, 3-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
1st - CHI - Duke Hanny pass from Pady Driscoll (Kick failed) TIED 6-6
2nd - CHI - Driscoll, 13-yard field goal CHICAGO BEARS 9-6
2nd - GB - Lewellen, 40-yard fumble recovery (Purdy kick) GREEN BAY 13-9
3rd - CHI - Driscoll, 42-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-12
4th - CHI - Driscoll, 40-yard fumble recovery (Driscoll kick) BEARS 19-13
PACKERS IN GOOD CONDITION FOR THANKSGIVING DAY BATTLE
NOVEMBER 23 (Niagara Falls, NY) - Little the worse for their He-man's encounter with the Bears in Chicago on Sunday, the Badger state champions spent
Monday afternoon and evening here seeing some of the
sights. The gang is in fair shape. Lewellen has partly
recovered from his manhandling at the hands of Brute
Trafton and Co. Sunday, and he is certain to start in the
Thanksgiving Day battle at Philadelphia against the
Yellowjackets. Purdy got a bad banging in the free-for-
all with the Bruins, and he is somewhat cut up. His face
looks like a checker board and, according to E. Pid,
sitting isn't any too comfortable as a result of some foot
marks by the Halas-Sternaman combination. Some of
the other players were stiff and sore from playing on the
frozen gridiron, but it is safe to say every one of the
eighteen players will be fit for the whistle on Turkey Day.
..MACAULIFFE GROUCHY: The Bay aren't feeling so
good about the 19 to 13 loss at Chicago, as they figure
that they had a well-earned shade on the Bears. The
breaks of the game all went against the Packers, and if
there has been a groan once, there has been a moan a
thousand times about that fumble in the final period.
That turned victory into defeat for the Packers.
MacAuliffe is grouchy as a bear, because he blames
himself for losing the game, on the kickoff following 
Driscoll's touchdown in the final stanza. Mac tucked the
cowhide under his arm and started goalward. Thanks to
the splendid blocking by his teammates, he was
practically in the open with only Driscoll between him
and a touchdown. The former Beloit sidestepped Paddy
but in doing so slipped on the icy gridiron and Trafton,
skating about ten yards behind, came up and hopped
on the Packer. It was just another one of those breaks
that went the wrong way for Capt. Lambeau's team. The
Packers know they have got another job on their hands
in the Philadelphia game, but they don't figure the
Yellowjackets quite as strong as the Bears, although
Chamberlain's crew has been showing a slashing
offensive all season. Last Saturday they humbled
Dayton by an overwhelming score...SEE NIAGARA
FALLS: The trip from Chicago to Niagara Falls was
without incident, the squad arrived here about 2 p.m.
Monday afternoon, and the players lost little time
making the rounds. It was the first trip to Niagara Falls
for nearly all the players. According to schedule, the
Bays will work out in Philadelphia Tuesday afternoon
and again Wednesday morning. The Yellowjackets'
management has offered the boys use of the Frankford
Stadium. Several members of the squad, who went into
Buffalo, ran across the advance guard of the Duluth
Eskimos, who are booked to play the Rangers in the
Bison City on Thursday. The Polar Bears looked a bit
haggard, as a result of their eight weeks on the road, 
and one of the Rooney boys said that when he got back
to Duluth, he was going to burn up his traveling bag and
call quits as a football tourist. He added that a visiting
team is generally about 14 points behind before the
game starts on account of home officials and to this
the Packers agreed unanimously, as they won't forget
about a few things that happened in the Bear game for
a long while. According to Capt. Lambeau, there will be
no change in his starting lineup against Philadelphia.
This means that O'Donnell and Flaherty will be at the
ends, Cahoon and Rosatti at the tackles, while the
center trio will be made up of Woodin, Gardner and
Earpe. Lewellen, Purdy, Lidberg and Harris will cavort
behind the line stop.
BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 23 (Philadelphia) - The Green Bay Packer
football team, 18 strong, arrived here at 9:25 o'clock
this morning. The Packers' headquarters are at the
Adelphia hotel. Their first workout for the Green Bay-
Philadelphia game will be held in Frankford stadium this
afternoon. The Packers will get the kinks out of their
legs and rehearse several new plays for the Yellow
Jackets.
CHICAGOAN PRAISES GREAT GAME STAGED BY GREEN BAY TEAM
NOVEMBER 23 (Green Bay Press-Gazette) - A telegram praising the game fight put up by the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Bear football team at Cubs' park last Sunday, was received today by The Press-Gazette from George L. Parker, Chicago. Inquiry failed to reveal Mr. Parker's identity, but officials of the Green Bay Football corporation when shown the telegram ventured the opinion that it was from a Chicago fan, who was greatly impressed with the showing the Packers made against the league leaders. The telegram follows:
 "Chicago, Ill., November 22, 1926
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Green Bay, Wis.
Saw the greatest football squad that I have ever seen in action go down to defeat on a fumble. Our Chicago Bears were outclassed in every way.
George L. Parker, Chicago."
JACKETS' NEXT FOE GREEN BAY PACKERS
NOVEMBER 23 (Philadelphia Inquirer) - Frankford Yellowjackets are now beginning the real part of their football schedule. The big Northeast machine has five games yet to play and if they win them all there is little question of their being crowned professional football champions of America. On Turkey Day Guy Chamberlain and his players stack up against the Green Bay Packers, a colorful aggregation from Wisconsin that only bowed to the Chicago Bears, 19 to 13, on Sunday, after one of the hardest games seen in the National League all year.
PACKERS WORKOUT FOR THANKSGIVING GAME IN QUAKER CITY
NOVEMBER 24 (Philadelphia) - The Packer squad indulged in a snappy workout at Frankford field Tuesday in preparation for the Thanksgiving day conflict with the Philadelphia Yellowjackets. The Frankford gridiron in in splendid condition and, unless there is a rain overnight, the field should be productive of fast play. A lot of talk is being heard around town about the game and the Bays have been getting more than their share of publicity in the leading papers of Quakertown. The sport scribes are making a great play about the Green Bay-Bear game and several stories carried the remarks that, according to those who saw the combat in Chicago, the Green Bayians had a considerable edge over the Bruins who were mighty lucky to win by a long touchdown margin...EXPECT BIG CROWD: According to Bob Haines, secretary of the Frankford A.A., Thursday's game will draw the biggest crowd of the season. The Yellowjackets have championship hopes as they figure on taking both the Packers and Bears into camp and then having it out with Pottsville on a neutral field. According to Guy Chamberlain, Yellowjackets coach, he is willing top play Pottsville anywhere in the country aside from Pottsville. The Bays stood the long jump into Philadelphia in good shape and the workouts have shaken off the players' travel legs. The only casualty of the trip was Purdy's hat. He lost it while rubbering out of the window at a big bend in the mountains. He is wearing a cap now with a string attached. Lewellen is coming out of his walloping in the Bear game nicely. Lew still has about a hundred and one sore spots, but when the whistle blows Thursday, he will be in there going harder than ever. President Joe Carr of the NFL has named a trio of non-Philadelphia officials for the game. John Hennessey of Brooklyn is to referee, Bill Lilly of Baltimore will be the umpire and Harry Saul of Harrisburg will be the head linesman...CARR MAY ATTEND: According to Yellowjacket officials, there is a chance that President Carr will be here for Thursday's game. The opposition league was billed for a game here, the Quakers playing Grange's New York team but Tuesday this contest was shifted to Gotham. The opinion here is that Pyle's league is on its last legs as the New York club is the only spoke in the wheel making any money. The Packer squad took in the Sesquicentennial exposition Tuesday evening but they didn't say out there very long. The exposition appears to be all through and there wasn't much excitement to be found. The midway has practically closed up shop and this has taken the life out of the big show. A number of former Wisconsinites, who are living in Philadelphia, dropped in at the hotel to pay their respects and they will all be out at Frankford field Thursday, pulling for the Bays. According to the advance dope, the Packers will have to watch Bruder and Moran, a pair of the Philadelphia backs, pretty close. Moran has only been out of college a year while Bruder starred with the Buffalo club last year. He is said to be a bonecrushing fullback. Smythe, with Rochester in 1925, is another Yellowjacket star. Green Bay fans will remember him as the gridder who ran 90 yards down the field against Green Bay with no one laying a hand on him. He was around the hotel and wanted to know if the Packers still played in the sand pit.
PACKERS PLAY PHILLY TODAY
NOVEMBER 25 (Philadelphia) - This city is football
mad and the Thanksgiving gobbler for the time being is
taking a back seat to king football. Seats are sold out
for the Cornell-Pennsylvania game and the Yellowjacket
management reports that the Packers have drawn the
best advance seat sale of this year. Following two good
workout here, the Bays are in the pink for this 
afternoon's fray with Guy Chamberlain's high-priced
aggregation of footballers. The Packers' fame as 
footballers have traveled this far east, without any doubt,
because the handful of Bay followers haven't been able
to find anything better than even money. According to 
one of the bookmakers in a downtown establishment,
"Those Wisconsin boys chase a football harder than
La Follette does the 'big boys' in the Republican part
down in Washington." The Bays worked out before a 
fair sized crowd at Frankford field on Wednesday. Of
course the much discussed bag of tricks was kept 
under cover and only straight formations indulged in...
MULE GOES AFTER CYRE: The Yellowjackets have a
mule mascot and the animal grazes on the green turf of
the playing field. He generally has the lot to himself in
the mornings but the Bays have been doing their stuff in
the morning and this seems to ruffle the donkey's
feelings. He would watch the goings on out of the tail of his eye and, whenever the cowhide got too close to to him, he would frisk around and do some fancy stepping with his hind extremities. Of course, this furnished lots of amusement to the gang. The players were running down under punts with Cyre and Harris receiving. One of Lewellen's 60-yard spirals floated through the ozone in the direction of the mule. Cyre forgot all about the animal and started in hot pursuit. He missed the mascot by about three feet but this was too close for the animal. He started after Cyre and the former Gonzaga star never stepped off a faster hundred. Down the field he went with the mule following close on his heels, too close for comfort. Cyre never stopped for the low fence around the field, he leaped it like an Olympic hurdler and hastened to the safety zone in the clubhouse. No amount of pleadings could get him out again. Even the mule seemed to think it a good joke, so did Cyre's teammates, but just the same the other members of the Packers squad steered clear of the donkey. Whitey Woodin remarked that he thought the "donk" should be called Paddy Driscoll because he looked like such a good placekicker...PACKERS DINE TONIGHT: Following this afternoon's game, the Packers will gather around the festive board at the Adelphia hotel for their Thanksgiving dinner. This feed is being given the team in appreciation of their brilliant battle against the Bears. Friday morning at 9:20 the team leaves for Detroit over the Lehigh Valley taking the famous scenic route to the Motor City. During the stay in Detroit, the squad will be quartered at the Statler hotel.