Chicago Bears (7-1-1) 14, Green Bay Packers (6-2-1) 6
​Sunday November 20th 1927 (at Chicago)
GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CHICAGO) - Before the largest crowd of the season at Wrigley field in Chicago yesterday, the Packers went down to defeat at the hands of the Chicago Bears by a score of 14 to 6. But even in defeat the Big Bay Blues played a great game and Green Bay can still be proud of its fighting team. It was a thrilling game, and, according to the fans and sportwriters, the
best exhibition of the professional game ever played in
the Windy City. Thrill upon thrill was packed into every
minute of the game and even the final whistle found the
thousands of fans pop-eyed in amazement. It was a 
tough game for the Packers to lose as a win would have
given them undisputed possession of second place. The
New York Giants, by virtue of their win over the Cards,
continue in first place a half game ahead of the Bears
while the Packers are in third position a full game 
behind the Bears. Standings are apt to be changing
considerable as the result of some of the game which
will be played on Thanksgiving Day. But getting back to
the game itself, and the way it was played. Every man
on the Green Bay team can well be proud of his 
showing. After a discouraging start they came back
after the Bears had gotten their touchdown and played
the Bruins completely off their feet and had it not been
for some tough breaks in the second half would have
come through with a win. Lewellen did some of this
magnificent punting during the first and second quarters
which helped the Green Bay team immensely when
they had their backs to the wall. In fact, during
practically all of the opening half, the Blues were very
much up against it and were always back almost to the
goal line. It seemed as if every punt which Driscoll tried
took some sort of a freakish hop over the safety's head
or out of bounds and nearly every punt which Lew tried
was from behind his own goal line. But then when the
Packers did get started how did they go. And, believe
us, they had the Bears in a quandary to stop their
passing.
GREAT PASSING
Dunn and Lambeau did some great forward passing and
running and Lewellen and Enright made some wonderful
plunges for good gains. Eddie Kotal also did some fine
work at his position. The Packer linemen all played
magnificent ball and during most of the game outplayed
the husky Bear forwards. But for some reason or other
they all had a tough time trying to stop the elusive Bill
Senn and it was the work of the flashy Bear halfback
which brought victory to his team. But in the second
half Green Bay had on the field the hardest fighting
team which ever wore its Blue and Gold and when the
game was over the Green Bay fans, some 500 or more
led by the famous Lumberjack band, gave their favorites
an enthusiastic cheer. And the Chicago fans also gave
the Blues a big hand when they came off the field.
SENN RUNS 52 YARDS
In a game such as this one there is so much to write
about that it is hard to know just what to write. During
the first and second period the Packers were never in
much of a position to try any offensive work but neither
was the Bears and it was a punters' dual until shortly
after the start of the second quarter. Then Lewellen got
off a fine punt and Joe Sternaman grabbed it and ran it
back about 25 yards where Lew finally tackled him on 
the Bear 49 yard line. Then the Bears tried a spead
play and Driscoll made a lateral pass to Senn and he
grabbed the ball, dodged O'Donnell, was missed by
Kotal and by that time had several Bears for interference
and with them for a bodyguard ran across the goal. It
was a 52-yard sprint and caused some wild rooting in
the Chicago section. Sternaman added the extra point
with a dropkick. The Packers received the next kickoff
but could make little gain and then Lewellen had to
kick. The kick was blocked and even though recovered
by Rosatti was given back to the Bears on the Packer
35 yard line. A couple of short gains and a penalty gave
the Bears a first down on the 25-yard line. Senn made a
nice cutback for 10 yards and Sternaman aided by 
some great interference carried the ball to about one
half yard from the Packer goal before being forced out
of bounds. White failed to make an inch at center and the
Bears a costly fumble and Sternaman was downed by
Dilweg back of the 10-yard line. Senn tried an end run but
Kotal tackled him for a loss of one yard and Green Bay
got the ball on their own 29-yard line after Driscoll tried a
dropkick which was wide of the goal. The Packers took a
new lease on life after this and outplayed the Bears
during the rest of the half but never could get near enough
for a score. In the second half the Packers came back
with a new determination and looked like a new team.
Driscoll kicked off over the Packer goal and after the ball
was put in play on the 20-yard line, the Packers could
not gain and Lewellen got back to punt. Standing on his
own 10 yard line, he got off a beautiful kick. The ball
traveled about 80 yards sailing over Sternaman's head
and after he picked it up he ran about 3 yards before
Dilweg stopped him on the Bear 13 yard line. The Bears
could not gain and punted. Then the Packers opened up.
A pass to Lewellen was completed and Enright made a
plunge for a couple of yards. Another pass, which
Lambeau grabbed, brought the ball nearer the Chicago
goal and several line plunges in which Lewellen did some
fine work brought the ball to about 3 yards from the goal.
On a shift play Lewellen lost about 10 yards and things
did not look so bright.
ENRIGHT SCORES
On the next play, Dunn tried a pass and although he was rushed he dodged several oncoming Bears and tosses a long one to Enright in the far corner of the end zone for the Packers touchdown. Dunn failed to make the extra point, his kick being wide. Then the Bears received the kickoff and Fleckenstein fumbled after a few yards return, and Cahoon fell on the ball on the Bear 35-yard line. And another Packer march to the goal was started. A pass to Dunn and another one to Lewellen brought the ball to the Bear 3 yard line. It looked like another Packer touchdown, several thrusts at the line ended with Lewellen making a great plunge. It looked as if he was over the line and Green Bay fans went wild. However, after the referee had unscrambled the pile and set the ball down, it was resting only an inch or so from the goal line and Driscoll punted out of danger. And again the Packers started back toward the goal. During this march, Enright made some great line plunges and the ball was resting on the 7 yard line of the Bears. Dunn tried a field goal but the kick was blocked. After this it was pretty much of a give and take affair with play in the Packers favor. Several time they got deep into Bear territory but could not make the necessary touchdown. The Bears made their last score in the final quarter when Driscoll threw a long pass to Senn, who ran about 5 yards over the goal line. Driscoll made the extra point. With only a few minutes left of the game, Lambeau and his crew threw many passes and brought the ball down the field but time was too short to permit any more scoring as the Bears were playing an airtight forward pass defense and it was mighty hard for the Blues to make any long tosses.
MANY GREEN BAY FANS THERE
Some 500 or more Green Bay fans were in attendance and made themselves very evident by their lusty cheering and they stuck loyally to the team and all one could hear around the hotel and on the trains coming home was the great playing of the Green Bay team even in defeat. And the Lumberjack band did its share to make the Green Bay spirit known. The band marched around the field in their Lumberjack outfits and wearing flaming red socks. These socks were donated by Fred Burrall, through the courtesy of the King Radio company. And in Chicago today Green Bay is just as much on the football map as ever and Chicago fans are asking for another Bear and Packer game. According to rumors making the rounds in Chicago, it would not be at all surprising to see the two teams play again and if they do the same Green Bay fans will be down there in all their glory for they certainly saw a great game.
GREEN BAY -  0  0  6  0 -  6
CHI BEARS -  0  7  0  7 - 14
2nd - CHI - Bill Senn, 52-yard pass from Paddy Driscoll (Joey Sternaman kick) BEARS 7-0
3rd - GB - Enright, 11-yard pass from Dunn (Kick failed) CHICAGO BEARS 7-6
4th - CHI - Senn, 28-yard pass from Driscoll (Driscoll kick) CHICAGO BEARS 14-6
Chuck Kessell and Pug Daugherty who were two "near Packers" this season appear to have won a home in Frankford and they will both see action against the Bays this afternoon. Art Powell, the well-known Buffalo referee, will handle today's game along with Lieut. Bennett and Ned Washburn. Both Powell and Bennett worked in other games that the Packers have played in the east in past years.
HORNETS TACKLE GREEN BAY
NOVEMBER 24 (Philadelphia Inquirer) - The Frankford
Yellowjackets face another of their big Western foes in
the NFL this afternoon when they engage the Green
Bay Packers. The 1927 champions have been playing
sensational ball after a poor getaway, and local fans
now feel confident that they have a team that could trim
any of its rivals who have won heretofore were they to
meet in a return game. The invaders of today represent
a town that is just as proud of its team at the citizens
of Frankford, for football in Green Bay is a community
proposition, and the citizens of that Wisconsin town eat
and sleep the gridiron game. After the Packers come 
the Duluth Eskimos, led by Ernie Nevers, on Saturday,
and the board of coaches has not been drilling the men
too hard this week. Frankford will start the game with
the same lineup that faced Guy Chamberlin's Cardinals last week.
PACKERS PLAY FRANKFORD THURSDAY
NOVEMBER 23 (Philadelphia) - The Packer squad was
greeted by real summer weather when it arrived in
Philadelphia and the Alabama twins, Jones and Perry,
proved to be right at home. Shortly after the Packers
landed in the Quakertown Tuesday morning, Capt.
Lambeau ordered them out to Frankford field where they
got rid of their travel legs in a snappy practice. With the
exception of O'Donnell and Jones, the gridders came
out of the Bear affair in pretty good shape. Dick has an
aching knee while Jones' ankle is out of whack.
However, it is hoped that both of these players will be
able to see action in tomorrow's game against the
Yellowjackets. The team is pretty much disgusted with
the way the Bruin argument turned out and it wouldn't
be surprising if they were more than hostile when they
started locking horns with the gridiron prides of the
Philadelphia suburb...REAL BALL GAME: It should be
a real ball game no matter which way the wind blows
because from all accounts the Jackets are about 50
percent stronger than at any other time this season. 
​The addition of Britton and several other stars has
rounded out the club nicely. The Big Bay Blues got in
another workout this afternoon at Frankford field and it
was behind closed doors. Efforts are being made to
smooth over a couple of the rough spots that cropped
out in the Chicago disaster. The Bays intend to pass
often in Thursday's game. The Jackets, so it is said,
have also spruced up their overhead defense so it is
quite likely that the air will be full of cowhides. The
Packers are still carrying a grouch about what
happened in Chicago and Lewellen is still willing to 
swear on a stack of Bibles that he was over the line a
half foot during the "second touchdown" play in that
hectic third quarter and the Bays all claim that it was
this one decision that changed the whole game...FUN
WITH DONKEYS: The boys are having a lot of fun with
the donkey family at Frankford field. Woodin, Purdy and
some of the other players try to be friendly but the
mules are not even wagging their ears in welcoming
style to any one not even Red Smith, wet towel tosser
extraordinary. The team hasn't lost its pep and all the
gridders think the club is a shade or two superior to the
rapidly changing Yellowjackets who are adding new
players about every time the train comes in. As yet the
Jackets starting lineup is being kept under cover
although Chuck Kassell and Pug Daugherty, a pair of
near Packers are billed to face the Big Bay Blues. 
PACKERS BATTLE FRANKFORD YELLOWJACKETS
TODAY
NOVEMBER 24 (Philadelphia) - The Frankford Yellow
Jackets and Green Bay Packers resume their annual
Turkey Day football feud here this afternoon at Frankford
field. According to the Yellowjacket management, a big
crowd will be on hand to see the fracas. An early sell
out of tickets was reported. The Wisconsin eleven has
built up a good following here. They have a reputation of
playing bang up football and this year's eleven is ranked
highly by football fans of this Quakertown sector. The
Packers put in two days of practice at Frankford field
and they turned up in pretty good shape despite the fact
that several of the gridders are carrying bruises as a 
result of their encounter with the Bears in Chicago last
Sunday. However, the Jackets, according to reports are
not any better off so far as condition is concerned as
three of their men are said to be on the injured list. A
handful of former Wisconsinites have gathered around to
give the team a glad hand. Included among these ex-
Badgers are Chet Wilcox and Don Irminger. The Notre
Dame members of the club have a flock of friends here
and they will all be on the job pulling for the Packers.
The Adelphia hotel, where the Packers are staying, was
sort of a pro football headquarters Wednesday night
as the Providence and Duluth clubs dropped in for the
night. The Packers like the layout at at Frankford field.
The gridiron is lightning fast and it should be productive
of a lot of open play and in this respect the Bays will be
very likely right at home. The fame of the Bays aerial
attack is being played up a lot by the Philadelphia
papers and the scribes are calling them the aerial
wonders from the middle west. It should be quite a
kicking duel as Britton and lanky Lou Lewellen are two
of the best puntsmiths in dollar and cents football.