GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(NEW YORK) - In the greatest exhibition of football seen in New York this year or any other year, the Green Bay Packers took another step toward their third national championship by defeating Benny Friedman's New York Giants, 14 to 10, here Sunday afternoon before an enthusiastic throng of some 35,000 specators. It was the same old story - a fighting team won't be beaten and that is just what the Packers were Sunday afternoon. After taking the wind out of the Giants right
off the bat with a hurry-up touchdown, the Bays bumped
into some break that would have taken the heart out of
an average team, but they carried on as no Packer 
team has ever done before. And when it was all over, 
even the staid old New Yorkers stood up and cheered
those valiant Badgers as they galloped off the field, their
faces wreathed in smiles and some of 'em, John Blood
for instance, turning a couple of handsprings just to 
show the Broadwayites that they still had plenty of pep
left even after taming the much vaunted Friedman-Cagle
combination.
BRUDER FLASHES CLASS
It would be hard to pick out the Packer luminaries, as
every member of the Bay eleven played brilliantly. The
four ex-Giants, Mule Wilson, Rudy Comstock, Dick
Stahlman and Cal Hubbard made Doc March sorry he
ever released them and a couple of them told him so
during that thrilling fourth quarter. Hank Bruder, who is
looking better in every game, covered himself with glory,
while Russ Saunders made a hit with the crowd through
his brilliant performance. It would be impossible to run
through the entire list, naming everybody but we can't
quit passing out the compliments without tossing a
bouquet in the direction of Red Dunn, the smartest
quarterback in the league, whose splendid generalship
paved the way for the hard earned victory. For the 
Giants, of course, Friedman was the ace but he got
plenty of support from Hein, center from Washington,
who at time looked just as brilliant as McNally, the 
Cardinal snapper back who raised havoc with the Bays
a week ago. Moran also had a great day. He always
goes good against the Bays.
OPEN PASS ATTACK
The Packers' first touchdown was chalked up before
many of the spectators had got in the ball park. Red
Smith, the pride of Combined Locks, kicked off for the
Giants to Mule Wilson, who came back about 13 yards
before he was dumped on the Packers' 22 yard stripe.
Hurdis McCrary spun through the center of the Giants'
line to the 47 yard mark. Two thrusts by Mule Wilson
were nipped in the bud but Red Dunn, who played
brilliantly at quarterback, was only setting the stage for
an air attack and it was a howling success, as Red 
shot the ball to Blood and the vagabond halfback
dashed goalward. There wasn't a hand laid on him. Red
Dunn added the extra point. Following this "special
delivery" touchdown, the teams went at it again, with 
the Giants receiving. For the next few minutes there 
was little advantage on either side. Finally a great shout
went up from the multitude as Benny Friedman of Yale,
Michigan, Cleveland and some other points started to
warm up along the sidelines in front of the Giant bench
and it wasn't long before he went into the game. There 
is no question but that Friedman is a great tonic to the
Giants, because they immediately uncorked a much
improved brand of ball. A couple of first downs and a
penalty put the ball on the Bays' 32-yard line. Friedman
pierced the Packer line for a first down. The Bays were
fighting in the shadow of their goal posts. Burnett, after
snagging one pass for a 7-yard gain, fumbled on a line
thrust and Dunn covered the oval on the Bays' 6-yard
line. Blood immediately kicked and Friedman ran the
ball back to the Bays' 48-yard mark.
LAUNCH NEW OFFENSIVE
At this stage of the game, the Giants launched a 
consistent offensive. A couple of first downs pushed the
Packers deep in their own territory again. On the last
play of the first period, Friedman passed to Burnett who
was dumped by Blood on the Packers' 6-yard stripe.
Hap Moran picked up about a yard on the opening play
of the second quarter and then Friedman squeezed
through the line for three more. Moran, on the next play,
pranced over for the touchdown and he knotted the
count with the point after touchdown, making it seven
all. The Packers received the next kickoff. Two thrusts
gained but little and Blood got off a beautiful kick to
Friedman, who was dumped on his own 29 yard mark.
Then came the longest run of the game. After Moran
had been stopped on the line of scrimmage, Freidman
tossed a pass to Red Flaherty and the former Gonzaga
star ambled down the field to the Bays' 12-yard line. A
half dozen Packers laid their mitts on Flaherty but he
shook free and it looked as if he was going the route,
just like the pesky Mr. Moran did against the Packers
here last year. Flaherty was dumped pretty hard on the
play and had to leave the game. Here the Packers 
braced stubbornly and held tight for three down. Then
Moran horned into the limelight again and booted a placekick between the uprights for an additional three points. It was quite some boot, about 40 yards in all.
PLAY EVEN UP
​The Giants kickoff off again and for the remainder of the second period the play was fairly even up. When time was called it was the Packers ball on their own 42-yard stripe, as Saunders had just picked up six yards and a first down. Starting the third quarter, the Giants' first kick went outside and it was played over. Bruder ran the second boot back to the 36-yard mark. Three downs netted about six yards and Blood booted a skyscraper which sailed over the Giants' goal line. The New Yorkers scrimmaged on their 20-yard line. Wyckoff fumbled on the second rush and there was a wild scramble for the ball. Finally Blood hopped on it like a hot potato on the Giants' thirty yard stripe. The Bays clicked for a first down, but then the passes went haywire and the Giants took the ball on downs.
FEW FIRST DOWNS
New York couldn't get much yardage and an exchange of punts followed with little advantage to either side. A few first downs were recorded but neither team's drive was sustained enough to prove dangerous. Red Dunn returned to the fray shortly before the fourth period got underway and the Packer procession started. Two passes and a well executed spinner advanced the ball to the Bays' 38-yard line. After the teams had changed goals at the beginning of the last round, it was third down, ten to go. A pass to Blood made it first down. Blood cracked twice for another move of the yardsticks. Hank Bruder did a twin act in lugging the oval and his efforts netted another first down. At this stage of the game the Giants were making numerous replacements in their forward wall which was being pounded to pieces. And then came the climax of the game. After Saunders and Bruder had netted 9 yards, a third Packer thrust was stopped. Dunn called for a pass off a line plunge formation. Blood pegged to Bruder and the former Northwestern star snapped the ball and beat it 15 yards for a touchdown. Three Giants failed to drag him down and, of course, Red Dunn kicked the goal, making the score 14 to 10. It was a slick exhibition by Bruder. He seemed as though he were smothered, but he knifed through, grabbed the pass in stride and it would have taken a regiment to stop him. He spread his mitt all over Friedman's face and the great Benny bit the dust.
PACKERS WERE OFFSIDE
The Giants chose to receive. The Packers were offside on the first kickoff and the teams lined up again with the Bays set back five. On the next kickoff, Sedbrook tucked the ball under his wing and started down the field behind a flying wedge. He was never stopped until he reached the Packers' 30. Then Friedman slipped through for a first down, and the natives were yelling their lungs out for a touchdown. But the Bays just dug in a bit deeper and the celebrated Friedman, "passer deluxe", saw all his tosses grounded. The Packers recovered the ball on downs. Three rushes netted some yardage and also killed some time. The Bays kicked out of danger, and the Giants, after failing to gain, returned the compliment. This time when the Packers got possession of the ball, they started another march down the field. Finally there was another exchange of kicks and the Bays regained possession of the ball. The scoreboard showed by a minute to play and the Packers just slugged the line and held onto the oval. It was a smart ending to a smartly played game.
GREEN BAY -  7  0  0  7 - 14
NEW YORK  -  0 10  0  0 - 10
1st - GB - Blood, 53-yard pass from Dunn (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - NY - Hap Moran, 4-yard run (Moran kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - NY - Moran, 30-yard field goal NEW YORK 10-7
4th - GB - Bruder, 20-yard pass from Dunn (Dunn kick) GREEN BAY 14-10
Green Bay Packers (10-1) 14, New York Giants (5-5) 10
​Sunday November 22nd 1931 (at New York)
PACKERS ENTRAIN FOR PROVIDENCE TO PLAY ROLLERS
NOVEMBER 25 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers left here this afternoon for Providence, R.I., where on Thanksgiving day, Lambeau and company will attempt to chalk up their second victory of the eastern trip by
taking the Steam Rollers into camp at the Cycledrome. The game is scheduled to start at 2:15 o'clock. This contest will be a test for professional football's drawing power, as only a few blocks away at Walker field, there will be a collegiate encounter between Colgate and Brown. These "rah rah" clubs have for years been furnishing the football part of the Turkey day menu in Providence and drawing big crowds...HAS BEEN DEMAND: Charlie Coppens, the Providence pro football magnate, keep a close ear to public opinion and there has been a demand for the Packers to be shown in his city all fall. When Philadelphia flopped on the financial, leaving the Packers with an open date on Thanksgiving, Coppens jumped at the chance to book
the champions, as he figured the Badgers would outdraw the collegians. Of course, this remains to be seen but the Providence papers reaching New York have been giving the Bays no end of publicity and one of the sheets went so far as to comment about pro and college games being staged as rival attractions. From the looks of things, President Joe F. Carr is not going to let Bobby Cahn work any of the Packers' games in the east. The National league head has assigned Tommy Hughitt to referee the Providence game. Working with Hughitt is W.H. Shupert, Boston, umpire, and William Halloran, Providence, head linesman. The choice of Shupert and Holloran is not satisfactory to the Packers. Both have worked in Packer-Providence contests in other year and their rulings were very much of the "homer" type. As usual a protest has been filed with President Carr, but it will probably receive the same treatment as other complains from Green Bay - the waste basket...STEP AROUND LIVELY: The national champions had to step around pretty lively Wednesday morning in New York as there was a lengthy drill at the DeWitt Clinton field during which Coach Lambeau stressed defense for the rapid fire air drive which the Steam Rollers exhibited in the 48-20 engagement at Green Bay a few weeks back. All hands were on deck for the drill except Cal Hubbard, who has an infected toenail, and Dr. Fitzgibbon ordered the big lineman to stay close to the steaming towels. Hubbard, who played the greatest game of his Packer career against the Giants, is not likely to be used against Providence unless it is necessary but he will be all ready to go in the Brooklyn game on Sunday. Incidentally, a number of the Packers are worried about the tilt with the Dodgers as they figure O'Donnell, Perry, Radick and Bultman will play their heads off against the national champions. However, the Dodgers will be treated to a surprise in this contest as the Bays will huddle instead of calling signals on formations and the former Green Bayite won't be able to know what it is all about. After the long practice Wednesday morning, the Packers hustled back to the hotel, packed their overnight bags and boarded the train for Providence at 2 o'clock. The Bays had a parlor car all to themselves. According to the New York, N.H. and H. timetable, the team is scheduled to reach Providence at 6:45 p.m....SAILS ACROSS FIELD: The Packers halted their practice for a couple of minutes and gazed skyward on Wednesday as the giant Navy airship Akron sailed across the field. The big blimp was winging fairly low and the gridders got a good chance to view the dirigible which looked like a big aluminum coated auto racer flitting through the air with little or no effort. As the big bag reached the end of the practice field it tipped its nose upward to span some of the skyscrapers which border on the open block. As the air liner was winging over the sky gazing Packer players, Russ Saunders got a laugh from the squad with this remark to Coach Lambeau: "How about it, coach, do you think there are any Providence scouts aboard? Hadn't we better cover up?" When the Packers were leaving the practice field, the bus driver wormed his way down one of the harbor streets on the way back to the hotel and the Bays got a chance to glimpse the Leviathan at it was docked at the pier. The big ocean liner got a thorough once over from all the gridders and even Jugger Earpe, who doesn't care much for boats, said it was a nice looking craft..TAKE
IN HOCKEY GAME: A number of the Packers took in
the hockey game at the Garden Tuesday and saw the
Chicago Blackhawks mix with the New York Rangers.
The hockey players stay at the Lincoln and a few of the
fortunate gridders got a hold of "Annie Oakleys", while
their less fortunate teammates laid their cold cash on
the line for their tickets. The New York sport writers
haven't quit writing about the Packers and their remarks
have been very favorable. Bill Corum who runs a column
in the Journal, penned a double column sketch about
"High Pressure" Blood, which was a humdinger. Even the cartoonists are doing their bit to put Green Bay on the map in bigger letters than ever before.
NEWS AND NOTES
SIDELIGHTS
NOVEMBER 23 (Green Bay) - Richard Arlen, star of "The Touchdown", a personal friend of Russ Saunders and Nate Barragar, sat on the Packer bench and he fell off when Bruder made the winning touchdown...Whitey Woodin was helping work the wire and he pretty nearly ran the press box. After it was all over, Whitey wiped his brow and said it was the hardest game he ever played for old Green Bay...Referee Tom Thorpe paid tribute to the Packers as the greatest team in the history of football. He sang the praises of Blood and Bruder to the skies, besides lauding the work of Cal Hubbard...Bucknell, Fordham and New York had their varsity squads at the game and they saw plenty. Down here in the East the gridiron mentors aren't off the pro game like Hanley, Zuppke and a few of the other Big Ten mentors, including Alonzo Stagg of Chicago...George Halas, owner of the Chicago Bears, was one of the first to telephone his congratulations. Halas was tickled to death over the victory as he hasn't much love for the Giants. George served warning however that the Packers won't feast on much Bear meat in the game at Chicago on Dec. 6...Even Bobby Cahn came into the Lincoln hotel Sunday night all smiles. The little referee doesn't enthuse about the East and he is counting the years when he will return to Chicago and call 'em in Green Bay again...When a wire from Harry Golden broke the news that the Cards had upset Portsmouth, the Packers' cup of joy was running over. Of course, the players aren't counting their chickens before they are hatched, but they have visions of another pennant hanging from the pole at the City stadium...It was perfect Packer weather. The sun shone bright as a dollar and the day was so balmy that many of the spectators shed their overcoats...The Green Bay clan from all points East and a few loyal fans from the Bay were on hand for the game. Of course their cheers couldn't be heard against the din of the Friedman cohorts but whenever the opportunity presented itself, they let out some man sized yelps...Doc March had little to say after the game but he did chirp these: "I suppose they are burning red fire on Main Street tonight up in your great little town and I know one place not far from the city limits where they have probably got a couple of chairs draped up like a championship pennant."
​PAPOOSE NAMED AFTER PACKERS' STARS
NOVEMBER 24 (Green Bay) - A new papoose at the home of Chief Tail Feathers (Levi Webster), former Carlisle University athlete, has been named after two members of the Green Bay Packers professional football team, LaVerne Dilweg, end, and Verne Lewellen, back. Chief Tail Feathers, a full blooded Oneida Indian, searched frantically for a name until he decided to honor the little papoose with Verne Lewellen Webster. Chief Tail Feathers starred at football under Pop Warner at Carlisle and later became famous as a long distance runner. He is employed as a meter reader in Green Bay.
SQUAD STARTING WORK FOR INVASION OF PROVIDENCE
NOVEMBER 24 (New York) - The Packer squad stated preparations for the Providence invasion this morning with a Sunday football game at the DeWitt Clinton field. All of the gridders were on hand for the practice and but few of them were any the worse for wear from the grueling combat with the Giants. Several of the New York sport scribes drifted over to the school field and got an eyeful of what a professional football team does in way of tuning up. The tag game was somewhat new to writers and they asked many questions about it. After seeing the forward tosses and lateral passes, one of the reporters was heard to remark that he now knows why the Packers had an aerial attack second to nine in the country. The Packer-Giant game got plenty of ink in the metropolitan press and on Monday the players were busy scanning the sheets. Probably by this time there is many a package of New York papers en route to the football center of Wisconsin. Several of the Gotham scribes spilled a lot of adjectives over Red Dunn, and the former pride of Marquette has been getting a fine ride from his teammates, but the red head sheds these verbal shots like a duck does water...CARNERA AT HOTEL: The Lincoln hotel, where the Packers are stopping in New York, is the headquarters for athletic teams. Several of the big league hockey squads are in the house now along with some of the beef trust wrestlers and some fighters of more or less repute, including Primo Carnera, the man mountain from overseas, who fights Vince Campolo at the Garden Friday night. This Carnera is a giant if there ever was one. Cal Hubbard walked up behind him and the fighter looked to be about twice the size of the Packer tackle. Carnera plays a lone hand nearly all the time and even Whitey Woodin could not get him into a conversation. One of the Packers remarked that Carnera did not talk Woodin's language but Lavvie Dilweg said there was room for argument over that remark...OFFICIATING WAS EXCELLENT: During a hot stove session about Sunday's game, there was one thing the Packers all agreed upon and that was that the officiating was excellent. The holding penalty on the Bays was justified and so were the offsides called on the Giants. As a matter of fact, the game was very free from any violations of the rules and the officials breezed through without a single complain. When either one of the Thorpe brothers are handling a game, there is little cause to fuss, as both Tom and Ed are rated among the best in the country. At one stage of the Brooklyn-Bear game last Sunday, the Dodgers had a left side Green Bay front well, according to a story appearing in the New York Journal which featured the fact. Dick O'Donnell played end; Claude Perry was at tackle; Ken Radick held down the guard position, while Red Bultman passed the ball at center. Several of these ex-Packers dropped in at the hotel and mingled again with their old teammates and one of the boys told about Brooklyn's trip to Providence two weeks back. The Dodgers made the jump by boat instead of train and the coastal liner ran into a storm. Several of the landlubbers got beastly sick during the blow and on the return trip from the Steamrollers' town they paid their own way by train rather than to spend another night out there on the ocean where the waves were "about a mile high", according to Mr. Perry from dear old Alabama...NO WATER JUMP: There is no water jump listed on the Packers' eastern invasion. Art Gotto, the Milwaukee road representative, who is accompanying the Packers are transportation director, is kept busy explaining to some of the lobby hounds that he is a Packer fan - not a player. Art has been doing a lot of walking since reaching Gotham and he developed "burning dogs", otherwise known as sore feet. Naturally, he is with the Packers all the time and several of the plush chair occupants, who always try to horn into a conversation of football players, have asked him what quarter he got his ankle twisted. If Art keeps on wearing out shoe leather on the sidewalks of New York, he may be sporting a cane by the time he gets back to the Bay. Among the former Green Bayians who have stepped in to say hello to the Packers are Gordon Fairfield and Louis Cook. Richard "Red" Smith of Combined Locks was a Monday night caller and he brought with him Les Prange, who played shortstop for Kaukauna this past season. Aside from playing football with the Giants, Smith is coaching at Seton Hall college in New Jersey and Prange is one of the star athletes at the school.
EASTERN SPORTS WRITERS PRAISE PLAY OF PACKERS
NOVEMBER 24 (New York) - The Packer again demonstrated vast reserve power in defeating the New York Giants at the Polo grounds, sports writers conceded Monday. Bruder, Dunn and Saunders won the most comment and approval, and all commentators agreed that the game was one that few fans see more than once a year. Opinions of New York writers follow:
New York World Telegram - What really turned the tide in addition to the weakness in pass defense was the manpower that the Packers threw into the fray. Green Bay used 10 backs. That influx of fresh talent in the second half swamped the Giant line. The second Packer backfield, with Russ Saunders and Hank Bruder doing the ball carrying, was instrumental in producing the winning touchdown. Until the former Southern Californian and former Northwestern aces entered the fracas, Green Bay had made only two first downs, but there was no holding the lightning fast Saunders or the hard plunging Bruder.
New York Mirror - It was a terror of a battle, with lots of long runs mixed in with the bruising line play. Both sides had to keep a constant stream of reserves running into the game to relieve exhausted players.
Daily News - It was a sparkling game featured by those flashing, flawless plays professionals alone are capable of executing. It attracted a crowd of 40,000, the largest all-commercial gathering since Red Grange's coming out party in 1925. The team from the obscure Wisconsin village successfully defended its position at the top of the National league.
Brooklyn Eagle - Small wonder that Green Bay's Packers have salted away their third consecutive pro football title. In winning a 14 to 10 game Sunday they lolied through a great part of the game, turning on the power only when it was necessary, And what power! The Giants' line couldn't hold Russ Saunders, Johnny Blood and Hank Bruder when they got down to brass tacks in that last period. Bruder, daring the same fate that made his college career a nightmare at Northwestern, with his big "13" played like a man gone mad, and didn't find any broken bones in the hardest knocks the pros handed out.
Herald-Tribune - It was a game of brawn and football skill between two teams which could give any college team in the country three touchdowns and beat it. It started off with a touchdown with the Packers; developed into a tie at 7 to 7 and saw the Giants take the lead with a field goal before the first half was over.
New York Times - In the second half the Giants' defense began cracking under the pile driver pounding of Hank Bruder of Northwestern University fame. Bruder's terrific punch came into play both offensively and defensively and it was his headlong drive into the tiring Giant phalanx that turned the tide the other way.
New York Evening Post - Hap Moran, not unaided, of course, did the honors for the home team, but Hank Bruder of Northwestern; Joe Dunn, Russ Saunders, Johnny Blood and about 15 others did them for the western huskies to better advantage. There was a fatal weakness in the Giants' line somewhere or perhaps that's misstating the case, for anything less than a spear studded Chinese wall would have looked sick against such devastating loss.
CLARK IS BACK TO TOP LEAGUE SCORING LIST
NOVEMBER 24 (Columbus, OH) - Earl (Dutch) Clark, who was supposed to be sitting on the Portsmouth bench with a rib injury, stepped into Sunday's Portsmouth-Chicago Cardinal game at Chicago and collected two touchdowns for himself, which shoved the Spartan back into the National professional football league scoring lead. John Blood, Packer ace, accounted for a single touchdown and is trailing the flying Spartan by a margin of six points, Clark having 60 and Blood 54. Three aces of as many National league backfields turned in impressive bits of work Sunday, to hoist themselves materially in the race for individual scoring honors, according to President Joe F. Carr, who today released scoring statistics. Ernie Nevers, Cardinal coach and captain, made two touchdowns and kicked two extra points in his game with the Spartans, and displaced Presnell, Portsmouth star, in third place, having scored 50 points. Ken Strong of Stapleton did better than that, accounting for two touchdowns, a point after touchdown and a field goal to score all of his team's 16 points against Cleveland. Strong now roosts in fourth place, three points behind Nevers, who is four points back of Blood. The other player to gain in the scoring race was Hap Moran, New York back, who scored a touchdown, kicked an extra point and booted a field goal against the Packers Sunday. As a result Moran climbed from thirteenth to eighth place in the standings, while Red Grange of the Bears advanced from a tie position to undisputed sixth place by scoring a touchdown against Brooklyn. New players to break into the scoring list on Sunday were Drury, Franklin and Nesbitt, all of the Bears, and Belden of the Cardinals, all of whom scored lone touchdowns; and Workman of Cleveland, who made an extra point against Stapleton. Other point scorers to add to their totals were Presnell, Portsmouth, with an extra point; McKalip, Portsmouth, with a touchdown; Bruder, Green Bay, with a touchdown; Vokaty, Cleveland, touchdown; Garland Grange, Bears, with an extra point; and Tackwell, formerly of Philadelphia but now with the Bears, who scored a single point against Brooklyn Sunday.
PACKERS ALL SET FOR PROVIDENCE THIS AFTERNOON
NOVEMBER 26 (Providence) - Aside from Michalske and Hubbard, the Packer squad is fit for the fray with the Providence Steam Rollers at the Cycledrome this afternoon. The kickoff is scheduled for 2:15. Hubbard's infected toe has responded to treatment nicely and in a pinch he will be available for duty, but Coach Lambeau does not intend to use him unless it is absolutely necessary. Michalske has a sore knee and despite hot towels and liniment galore, the hinge is still pretty rusty. Mike will get into a suit but it is not likely that he will see much action. The trip from New York was uneventful. The team made a the jump in a special parlor car, arriving here Wednesday night at 6:35. The Biltmore hotel is only a stone's throw from the depot and there was no outlay for taxi cabs, which meant satisfied for all concerned. Providence is jammed with football fans as the Brown-Colgate game has brought hundreds to this city. Last night, the rival collegian rooting sections whooped up a bit downtown and the Packer gridders looked it all over without participating...REFEREE IS CHANGED: A telegram from President Joe F. Carr of the National league carried the news of an "eleventh hour" change in the referee. According to Mr. Carr, Tommy Hughitt was detained at home because of sickness and Captain J.L. Gammell, of Philadelphia, has been assigned to toot the whistle in Hughitt's place. Gammell has never worked any of the Packer games and Coach Lambeau knows nothing about him. This adds to the Bays' uneasiness about the brand of officiating which will be on tap this afternoon.
BULLETIN
NOVEMBER 26 (Providence) - Typical Packer weather prevailed here this afternoon as the Green Bay Packers and Providence Steam Rollers prepared to resume their National league rivalry. The sun was shining, and the temperature was cold.