GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(DETROIT) - The Green Bay Packers put the biggest dent of the season in professional football's dope bucket here Sunday afternoon at the University of Detroit Stadium, when they turned back Potsy Clark's undefeated Lions by the score of 3 to 0 before some 10,000 spectators. Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Packers certainly stunned the football colony of this Motor City by their brilliant play. Pregame odds at several of the betting establishments were offering 8 to 5 on the Lions and some of the short enders were smiling ear to ear at the unexpected turn of events. Looking like the Packer of old, the Bays deserved the win as they battled the chesty Lions from the opening whistle and, aside from a couple of brief lapses, had altogether too much fight for the club which had not tasted defeat until Sunday. Anybody who saw last week's exhibition against the Cards in Milwaukee would hardly have believed that it was the same football machine. The players jumped out of the huddle into positions at express train speed and every member of the squad kept talking it up continually. The much needed fight was on tap every minute as all the players more than responded to Coach Lambeau's plea to "Go in and fight 'em like we used to when we were winning championship."
TRAGEDY FOR POTSY
The defeat was like a cloudburst to Coach Potsy Clark and his associates on the Detroit club, who evidently had figured the Green Bay game as just a choice morsel all tuned up for the crucial tilts with the Chicago Bears on Thanksgiving day and the Sunday after. As a matter of fact the Detroit management was centering its attention, radio, newspaper and otherwise, so much on the Chicago Bear tilts that the crowd failed to live up to expectations despite the fact that it was the first "sunshine" Sunday afternoon the Lions had enjoyed at home this season. Maybe hereafter Coach Clark will pray for cloudy skies. However, the spectators that were present got their fill of football and then some. Some of the Motor City football experts claimed it was the best exhibition of football they had "covered" for years while others waxed warm in their praises for Herber's brilliant passing and the all around excellence of the Green Bay club. For the first time this fall, the Lions were not getting any compliments and some of the "Wolves" (they have 'em here, too) were bemoaning the fact that the Bears would tie another knot in the Lions' tail on Turkey Day. We think so, too. It was an ideal day for football and there was just enough snap in the air to keep everybody on tip toe, including the three bands that paraded the field before the game and between halves to add the much needed collegiate atmosphere to the professional game, as G.C. Richards, president of the Detroit club, put it. Coach Lambeau handled the substitutions with telling effect and every move was for the best. Hinkle didn't look so awfully hot in the opening periods and the Bay mentor jerked him shortly before halftime. Clarke went back to the game with the old determination and he gave the best exhibition of his Packer career.
BARRAGAR IS STAR
Take Nate Barragar, for instance. He was in every play.
Along in the fourth quarter, Nate took the count but got 
up groggy and shoved Red Bultman aide, saying that
he would finish the game. And then he went in and
made three successive tackles. Lon Evans banged his
injured knee early in the game and was forced to quit
the battle. Claude Perry went in and played brilliant
football despite the fact the Lions were on him all the
time. When Carl Jorgensen was sent in to replace
Perry a few minutes before the final whistle blew, the
veteran lineman dragged himself over to the bench and
pleased with Coach Lambeau to let him finish the fray.
This is the kind of spirit, which if kept up, will put Green
Bay back on the top of the heap in the professional
football world. It would not be fair to pick out any 
outstanding Packer star, as every player gave his all.
The entire right side of the line, Jones, Schwammel and
Gantenbein, were "60 minutes" along with Barragar at
center and Capt. Mike Michalske at left guard. Mike 
was outstanding as usual and in the dressing room after
the game Judge Maurice Meyer, one of the officials,
remarked that Michalske was the greatest guard he had
ever seen on a football gridiron, collegiate or post
graduate. Bruder continued his outstanding football. His
quick kicks were honeys and he did everything else 
and then some that a good halfback should do. Joe
Laws had his best day in a Packer uniform and his
handling of punts was flawless. The officiating was up
to snuff. The play was clean and hard and there were
less than a half dozen penalties, all but one of them
being for offside violations.
PACKERS KICK OFF
The stands were not more than halfway filled when the
teams lined up for the kickoff, the Packers opening
hostilities by booting to Detroit at the east end of the
field. The Lions got underway on the 30 stripe but found
the going tough and Christensen booted. It was a man-
sized kick, sailing into the end zone for some 60 yards,
just missing the coffin corner by a couple of feet.
Scrimmaging the ball on their 20, the Packers went to
work in a businesslike way and it didn't take the
spectators long to discover that they were going to see
a real ball game. Hinkle and his co-partners in the
backfield got away for a couple of first downs and then
Laws knifed outside of tackle in a zig-zag manner. He
got out in the clear and it seemed as if he was headed
for a marker but stubbed his toes in a slimy spot and
was stopped. Then a pass, Herber to Bruder, put the 
ball on the Lions' 18 and Coach Potsy Clark began
pacing up and down the sidelines nervously. Two 
thrusts netted scant yardage and a toss by Herber just
missed connections by a hairbreadth in the touchdown
territory. Hinkle missed an attempted placement and
the Lions put the ball in play on their own 20. The Lions
chalked up a first down but in the next series of plays
found it hard sledding and Glenn Presnell punted out of
bounds on the Bays' 32. Christensen, the Lions' mighty
punter, has been taken to the clubhouse with a gashed
head, so Presnell stepped into the bootsmith's role. Here the complexion of the game changed fast as the Packers fumbled on the second line thrust and the Lions recovered. This seemed to satisfy Chief Lion Clark and once again he sat down on the bench less concerned. Caddell made four, a pass went haywire, Presnell added a couple but the field goal attempt, Presnell fizzled and the Packers took the ball on the 20.
BRUDER BOOTS ONE
Hank Bruder immediately pulled one of his copyrighted quick kicks and the ball sailed deep down the field and was touched dead on the Lions' 16. After two futile line thrusts, Detroit punted to Joe Laws who came back to Green Bay's 45-yard mark before he was dumped plenty hard by George Christensen, tackle and captain of the Lions. The Packers lost ground on a couple of plays, a pass went astray and the Bays punted to the Lions' 25-yard stripe when time was called for the quarter. Detroit immediately punted and hostilities were resumed about on the Bays' 40. The Packers lost too much time getting set for a spread formation and Referee Bobby Cahn set them back five. Then Herber tossed the ball about 50 yards but it just grazed a receiver's fingers. The Bays pulled another quick kick and the ball rolled to the 21-yard line where Nate Barragar downed it. A backfield miscue sent the Lions back four and the Detroiters booted to midfield. Gantenbein snagged a pass and the Packers had a first down on Detroit's 31. Another costly fumble gave Detroit the ball when it seemed as if Coach Lambeau's club was going somewhere. The Detroiters couldn't gain and Presnell punted deep into Green Bay territory. After one line play, the Packers quick kicked again and the ball skidded to Detroit's 25. Detroit clicked on a forward pass and then after an exchange of punts it was the Lions' ball on their own 10 as a well placed Packer punt had rolled out of bounds on the second chalk mark. At this stage of the game, Dutch Clark, stellar quarterback, entered the combat and the hometown rooters welcomed the super-grid knight with a round of applause.
CALLS FOR PUNT
Two plays gained six but Clark called for a punt and Joe Laws ran it back to the Lions' 40. Here the Packers came across with a first down. Two Packer passes went into the discard and Clarke Hinkle failed on another attempted placement so Detroit went into action on its 20. The Lions, with Dutch Clark leading the attack, picked up a couple pf first downs and the cowhide was on the Detroit 40 when time was called for the half. The fireworks started on the first play of the third quarter when Detroit kicked off to the Packers. Standing close to the goal line, Hinkle grabbed the ball and never was stopped until he hit the Detroit 40. For a time, it looked as if he would break through for a touchdown but Bill McKalip bobbed up from nowhere and snagged the Packer fullback from behind. This was the longest run of the game. Detroit lost five yards for offside and a couple of Packer rushes made it a first down. Here the Lions stood firm and stopped three line rushes on the spot. Hinkle attempted another field goal but the Lion forwards broke through to block the kick and Capt. Christensen recovered on the Detroit 45. The Lions bunched three rushes for a first down but they ran into trouble on their next series and Clark's dropkick didn't even reach the uprights and was run to the Bays' 20. A pass from Herber to Gantenbein put the ball in midfield. Two other forward attempts were smeared up for costly yardage but a beautiful punt by Hinkle put Detroit back in its own territory on the 19 yard stripe. At this stage of the game Detroit bunched three first downs, and the crowd noised up a lot in hopes of what looked like a touchdown march. The Lions chewed the fat too long in a huddle and lost five yards. This was a costly penalty as it crimped their offense. A pass was knocked down by Hank Bruder and another overhead effort fell into the hands of a Bayite and the Packers had the ball on their own 25. Herber tossed another one a mile to Gantenbein which put the ball in midfield and another overhead made first down, placing the ball on Detroit's 40 when the gun popped, ending the third quarter. A pass over the goal line just fell off the receiver's fingers and then Hinkle stepped back to the 47 yard line and placekicked the ball, clean as a whistle, right through the uprights for the only score of the game.
BATTLE IS FURIOUS
Detroit received and the battle waged all the more furiously, with both sides bearing down plenty. Detroit tried a mile long pass and one John Schneller, from Neenah, Wis., was out in the open with no Bayite within 20 yards of him. However, the toss was a bit too far and the ball dribbled through Schneller's fingers. The Lions couldn't gain and punted to Green Bay's 30. Hinkle and Bruder made a first down, then Laws passed for another yardstick movement and Hinkle crashed across for another ten. The Bays' advance wa cut short when Presnell intercepted a pass and the Lions made their final futile spurt. A pass put the ball on he Packers' 45 and Clark followed with a dash around end to the 26 yard stripe. Here the Packers braced and cinched the game. Presnell failed to gain and the next two attempts were spilled so badly that on the fourth down, Detroit had 25 to go. Dutch Clark tried a dropkick. The ball started straight for the uprights but didn't have the carry and sailed under instead of over the crossbar. The Packers scrimmaged on their 20 and with time oozing away, the Bays were calling their plays as slowly as possible. This made the Detroiters wild and they yelped continuously at Referee Cahn. On the fourth down, Hinkle punted to midfield. Detroit tried another one of its "mile long" passes but the Bays were wise this time and the receiver was covered like a tent. Two more attempts were smothered by the fighting Bays and then to cap the climax on the fourth attempt, the famous Dutch Clark was dumped so fast that he couldn't even get the ball away and the Packers took the oval on Detroit's 18. The Bays fussed around with everybody keeping an eye on the time clock. Finally Cahn slapped a "V' on the Packers for stalling and the Bays rushed the line with little gain. Detroit took the ball and some sort of lateral was attempted but the Packers smeared the receiver plenty as the final gun barked.
GREEN BAY -   0  0  0  3  -  3
DETROIT   -   0  0  0  0  -  0
4th - GB - Hinkle, 47-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
Dutch Clark, Detroit Lions
NEWS AND NOTES
​BEARS SET UP NEW SCORING MARK
NOV 26 (New York) - The Chicago Bears, rolling merrily
along toward another professional football title, today
had established a new scoring record for the NFL with
257 points in 11 games and two more to go. The new
mark compares with the 244 point total scored by the
New York Giants, leading of the Eastern division of the
league, last year. The Green Bay Packers, who tumbled
Detroit yesterday from the undefeated, continue to lead
in percentage of forward passes completed, although
they beat the Lions with a field goal, having clicked with
63 of 150 attempts.
THE SECOND GUESS
NOV 26 (Detroit) - They said that professional football
never would produce the same spirit that prevails in the
college game. They said that the spectators never
would thrill to the pro game as they do to the battles of
the undergraduates in our universities. They said that pro football always would be drab compared to the colorful, pulse-quickening struggled staged each week by the college teams for the honor and glory of their Alma Maters. Well, a lot of these things they said proved to be wrong yesterday afternoon in the University of Detroit Stadium when the Lions encountered their first defeat of the season - a reverse that snapped a winning streak of 10 consecutive games and dropped them from a deadlock for top place in the pro league...Few football games played anywhere along the gridiron battlefront this year will produce more thrills than the losing battle the Lions waged against the powerful Packers from Green Bay. From the opening kickoff to the final gun, the game was a struggle that involved vicious tackling, fast charging and blocking of the type seldom seen in a college game. Spirit! It was there in abundance as the players charged up and down the field in a valiant attempt to advance the ball or haul down a rival receiver. For the first time this season the Lions were forced to trail on their home grounds. In other games they scored almost at will and the fans had cause to wonder what would happen if they really were hard pressed. They found out yesterday and the Lions proved to more than 12,000 spectators that there is spirit in pro football...Here was a team that had known nothing but victory now faced with defeat after the second play in the final period when Clarke Hinkle, of Green Bay, kicked a perfect placement goal. The minutes fast were slipping away, but the Lions never showed more spirit than they did in the unsuccessful attempt to pull out a victory. It was their answer to the charge that the pro game never could produce the same spirit known to the college teams. There was no Alma Mater to fight for yesterday afternoon. There was no background stepped in tradition. It was just a hard battle in which one of the teams was trying to retain its unbeaten record and remain in the running for a championship. But it was a spirited struggle that would have done justice to any college rivalry. And the spirit was not confined to the players alone. It soon was communicated to the packed stands. With the same plea, "We want a touchdown", that rents the atmosphere in the college stadia, the spectators stood up and shouted as the Lions battled against a foe they could not subdue...The game had its share of pulse quickening moments, too. They came when Glenn Presnell attempted to duplicate his feat of earlier in the season by placekicking his team to victory. He had booted a 48-yard field goal to beat the Packers in their first meeting. When he dropped back to try it again yesterday, the stands rose as one to yell while the ball traveled toward the uprights. And there was a massed moan when it fell short. Several others came when Dutch Clark attempted dropkicks from various distances. But the big moment, and the one that rivaled a scene in any college stadium, came late in the fourth period when the Lions attempted a scoring pass. It was an intricate formation, known as the Lions' touchdown play. It never had failed to produce six points in any game this season. When Ernie Caddell let go a long pass to John Schneller, the fans were lifted right out of their seats...Here it was. the play that would turn the tide of battle. The 12,000 spectators became a howling mob of frenzied football fans. And when Schneller missed the ball, snuffing out the Lions' brightest hope of victory, the failure left the spectators like so many old grads who had just seen their Alma Mater lose to its most traditional rival. Yes, the Lions lost. The defeat may cost them a championship. But in losing they proved that there is spirit and thrills in professional football far beyond what many believed possible. More than 12,000 spectators who were limp at the finish of the Lions' battle against the Packers and the minute hand on the scoreboard clock will attest to that.
PACKERS PREPARING TO MEET CARDINALS AT
WRIGLEY FIELD
NOV 27 (Chicago) - The Packers went to work today 
after being idle on Monday, and Coach E.L. Lambeau 
had nearly all hands on deck to tune up for the National
league engagement with the Chicago Cardinals on
Thanksgiving Day at Wrigley field. The kickoff is
scheduled promptly at 2 p.m. Lon Evans, Hank Bruder
and Milt Gantenbein are a bit the worse for wear after 
the grueling fracas with the Lions at Detroit, but Bud
Jorgenson, trainer, is busy with his hot towels and
liniment and he hopes to have the trio ready for action
against Charlie Bidwill's aggregation of former all-
Americans. Bruder, who "kicked" the game of his life
against Detroit, is troubled with a charlie horse in his
booting leg and one of the smart crackers asked Hank
if this was due to having to get his punts off so fast. Lon
Evans has a sore kidney and his trick knee is giving 
him some trouble. The husky Texan threw himself at a
couple of Potsy Clark's charging Lions and the hostiles
were not a bit careful where they put their feet. Milt
Gantenbein is hobbling about on one leg and a half. He
took a terrible pounding at Detroit, as he played 60
minutes and the Lions kept shooting one play after
another in his direction. However, Milt covered himself
with glory and his terminal play drew favorable comment
in all of the Detroit papers. Gantenbein doesn't like 
bench duty; with his will to play the former Wisconsin
captain is certain to report himself ready for the Turkey
day gridiron engagement...SEEKING THIRD STRAIGHT:
Back on victory row again, the Bay squad has hopes of
winding up the season with three straight victories. The
players realize that the Cards will be tough Thursday
but none of them have forgotten that game in Milwaukee
a week ago Sunday and all of Coach Lambeau's players
are anxious to step out and put Schissler and Co. in
their proper places. Coach Lambeau is not building his
bridges until he has to cross 'em, so he is centering his
whole attention on the tilt with the Cards and will begin
thinking about next Sunday's encounter with the 
Gunners at St. Louis after the final whistle blows on
Thanksgiving. Naturally the Packer leader was greatly
pleased with the way his team clicked against Detroit.
"We showed more fight in the Lions' game," said Coach
Lambeau, "than we have in any other contest all year,
with the possible exception of Boston. It is hard to beat
an inspired team and I believe Potsy Clark, the Detroit
coach, realizes now. Our team spirit was excellent and
every player was on his toes from the first to last 
whistle. It plainly shows that a fighting team will go a
long way in this league and the Packers will continue to
display this aggressiveness or I will know the reason
why. It was a great victory at Detroit and I have high
hopes of taking both the remaining games on our
schedule, which will enable us to drop the curtain on
the 1934 schedule with eight victories and five defeats."
The Packers' trip from Detroit here was uneventful.
Leaving the Motor City at midnight, the Bays reached
Chicago Monday morning at 7:20 and the porter on the
Pullman had a man sized job on his hands to get the
gridders out of their berths before the train was hauled
out to the yards...SENT TO HOTEL: However, with the
aid of the conductor and a couple of the train crew, the
Bays sidetracked dreamland, got dressed and taxied to
the Knickerbocker hotel where they will headquarter
during the stay in Chicago. No practice was scheduled
Monday and the majority of the team helped themselves
to considerable "shut eye", but all players reported for
the blackboard drill which got underway at 5 p.m. At
this session, Coach Lambeau outlined several new
formations which he plans to use against the Cardinals.
The Bay pilot has a few wrinkles mapped for his air
drive through which he hopes to make Homer Griffith
wish that he had stayed out in Southern California and
gazed at the queens of filmland. The Detroit Free Press,
a morning paper, is out on the streets with its "bulldog"
edition about 9 p.m. and the Packer players gobbled up
these papers like hot cakes. Tod Rockwell, the former
Michigan quarterback who was the principal in the
Wisconsin-Michigan uproar at Madison back in the 
middle twenties, is the football expert for the Free Press, and he covered the Packer game. Some of the high spots of his story, which carried a "ribbon" on the main sport page, follow: "Clark Hinkle, Packer halfback from Green Bay, threw the Detroit Lions championship parade into reverse gear at the University of Detroit stadium Sunday afternoon by halting the Lions' remarkable 10-game winning streak with a 47-yard field goal. Hinkle had a lot of help in subduing the Lions. For the first time this autumn, the Detroit front wall, considered the class of the league, was outcharged. For the first time, the Lions found a secondary defense more alert than theirs, even with the great Earl (Dutch) Clark in the game."..PRAISE FOR BRUDER: "Detroit's passing attack failed behind a line that had lost its snap and Joe Laws, Hinkle, Arnold Herber and Hank Bruder, Packer backs of considerable power and versatility, did the rest. The Packers deserved to win the game because of their punting, rushing and passing was definitely superior to the Lions. Particular credit must go to Bruder, former Northwestern star. He crashed into Caddel, Clark, Lumpkin, Frank Christensen, Ace Gutowsky and any other Lion back with a fury that was commendable. We have not gazed upon such savage tackling in a long time. Herber had it all over Dutch Clark when it came to passing. Presnell, who played all but five minutes of the first half at quarterback for the Lions, did not get his hands on a punt during the time he was in the game at this position. Bruder's punt, most of them quick kicks, either sailed over Glenn's dome on the fly and rolled out of bounds deep down in Detroit territory."
JACK MANDERS TRAILS CLARK BY SIX POINTS
NOV 27 (Columbus, OH) - Only nine players in the entire NFL did any scoring in the four games Sunday, and the only appreciable effect of this dearth of points was the narrowing of the gap between the two individual leaders, Earl (Dutch) Clark of Detroit and Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears. Clark was stopped cold in the amazing upset of the Lions by the Green Bay Packers, but Manders got a field goal and an extra point against the Chicago Cardinals, and whittled Clark's lead to six points. The battle for the individual scoring lead of the circuit will be fought out this week, when the Bears and Lions tangle in two games, one at Detroit and the other at Chicago...SCORES HELD DOWN: Strong defensive performances kept scoring down to a minimum last Sunday. Two all-important field goals were kicked, one by Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay defeating Detroit and the other by Ken Strong of New York, causing the downfall of the Boston Redskins. Strong's goal enabled him to break a tie for third place in the individual race between himself and Glenn Presnell of Detroit. Other point getters Sunday were Bill Hewitt and Bronko Nagurski of the Bears, with a touchdown apiece; Mike Mikulak of the Cardinals, who got another; Storm and Hanson of Philadelphia, each with one touchdown; and Kirkman, of the Eagles, who kicked an extra point. As all of these men had scored before, there was no shift in the scoring diversity of the various league teams. Hanson's touchdown, gleaned at the expense of Brooklyn, gave the Philadelphia ace a tie with Clark and Beattie Feathers of the Bears, each of whom has scored eight touchdowns. It also boosted Hanson to undisputed fifth place in the league standings, only three points behind Presnell. Players who have scored six touchdowns are Strong, Presnell, Cliff Battles of Boston, Nagurski and Ernie Caddel of Detroit...HOGS KICKING HONORS: Manders holds all the kicking honors in the circuit. His seven field goals place him well ahead of the field in that department, and he has no competition in the matter of booting extra points, with 27 to his credit. Manders' nearest rivals in the matter of annexing three points from the field are Clark, Strong and Bob Monnett of Green Bay. Clark is the only other National league player to get more than 10 extra point kicks. He has booted 12. This season will go down as one of the best scoring years of National league history. Statistics reveal that the pro leaguers have scored 148 touchdowns, kicked 112 extra points and 46 field goals. The percentage of extra point kicks reveals that when a professional team scores a touchdown, the chances are about 75 percent that the extra point will be made.
PACKERS GET IN FOR BATTLE WITH CARDINALS
NOV 27 (Chicago) - Green Bay's Packers, once the strongest eleven in pro football and fresh from a 3 to 0 victory over the Detroit Lions, will invade Wrigley field Thanksgiving day afternoon to meet the Cardinals. The game will mark the Cardinals' last appearance on their home field this season. The Badger team arrived
INJURIES CONTINUE TO BOTHER PACKERS ON EVE OF CONTEST
NOV 28 (Chicago) - Coach Curly Lambeau is developing some worries about Thursday's Chicago Cardinal game at Wrigley field, as some of his gridders have not responded to the hot towel-liniment treatment as well as was expected. The following officials have been appointed for the Packer-Cardinal game: Robert Karch, Columbus, referee; R.J. Erdlitz, Oshkosh, umpire; H.A. Hedcamp, Chicago, head linesman; and Dan Tehan, Cincinnati, field judge. Lon Evans, Milt Gantenbein and Hank Bruder haven't yet completely recovered from the bruising they took in the game at Detroit and it is doubtful if the trio will be physically fit to go the route against Bidwell's former all-Americans. Evans is the worse off as he pulled a muscle in his back and it kinks him when he makes a quick move...TROUBLE WITH ARM: The scrappy Packer nearly had a battle between themselves during the touch ballgame. The players insisted that Lambeau and Jug Earpe captain the opposing sides and the coaches agreed. A referee was needed, so Trainer Bud Jorgensen was drafted to toot the whistle and he blew it so often in favor of Coach Lambeau's squad that Earpe and company threatened to toss him in the Lincoln park lagoon. However, Bud stood his ground and finally when he ruled a "touch" void, the players shagged him about a block to the to the bus and the game was called as no other official was available. There seems to be a lot of talk about the Turkey Day fracas, and Arch Wolf, the Cardinals' secretary, expects a good crowd. As the Bears play in Detroit in the morning, there will be nothing for the Windy City fans to hang around the radio for and it is quite possible that thousands of them will wend their way to Wrigley field if the weather is favorable. Final arrangements for the St. Louis hop have been completed. The Packers will leave for the Mound City over the Chicago and Alton road at 11:20 a.m. Friday. This train brings the Bays into St. Louis at 9:10 a.m. This brings them to Chicago at 3 p.m. and two hours later, they will be aboard a Milwaukee road train arriving home at 10:20 p.m. Among the players scheduled to go to their homes direct from St. Louis are Bob Monnett, Nate Barragar, Lon Evans, Les Peterson, Adolph Schwammel and Joe Laws. If there is a dry field for the Card game, the air should be full of footballs as both clubs are planning to shoot the works with an overhead attack. Packer scouts who watched the Cardinals rub elbows with the Bears last Sunday reported to Coach Lambeau that Paul Schissler, the Cardinal mentor, has adopted the Bays' spread formation and it was used several times with great success. According to Coach Lambeau's informants, the Cards made half a dozen costly fumbles while in action with the Bears and these miscues changed the complexion of the combat entirely. The Cardinals are looking better at every start and it would wind up their season in a blaze of glory if they could take the Packers into camp in the closing fracas...TEAM SPIRIT RETURNS: However, the Bays will have something to say about this as the return of the team spirit has made Coach Lambeau's outfit look like a different aggregation and, if the Packers display the same fight against the Cardinals as they did against Detroit, it is hard to figure out how Charlie Bidwill, owner of the Cardinals, will be able to have any smiles with his Thanksgiving turkey. Coach Lambeau has promised his gridders a feed to be thankful for if they continue on Victory row tomorrow. There was a pro football "hot stove" session at the Packers' hotel Tuesday afternoon, which included George Halas, the Bears' mentor, Paul Schissler, pilot of the Cards, together with Curly Lambeau and some sportwriters and National league officials. Naturally the talk turned to the 1934 all-pro team and opinions varied. It was generally agreed that Bronko Nagurski and Beattie Feathers, both of the Bears, were entitled to backfield posts. Dutch Clark, Detroit, Gyp Battles, Boston, and Harry Newman were outstanding for the other two positions. Among the other backs mentioned were Mike Mikulak of the Cards, Swede Hansen, the Philadelphia flash, Clark Hinkle, Green Bay, Ralph Kercheval, the Kentucky star, who is playing with Brooklyn, and Glenn Presnell, Detroit. Bill Hewitt and Bob McKalip from the Bears and Lions, respectively, were most favored for the ends. Harry Ebding, Detroit, Badgro of the New York Giants, and Milt Gantenbein, Green Bay, also received favorable comment. George Christensen, Detroit, and Link Lyman, Bears, appeared to have the call for the tackle jobs with Turk Edwards of Boston and Jack McMurdo, of Philadelphia, being talked up, together with Lou Gordon of the Cardinals...MICHALSKE BEST GUARD: It was the unanimous opinion of the "hot stovers" that Mike Michalske, Green Bay, was the outstanding guard of the season. As a matter of fact, one Chicago sport writer said he thought Mike was playing the best ball of his professional football career. Kopcha and Carlson of the Bears headed the field for the other center flanker's job. Several of the "experts" spoke highly of Bob Jones, Green Bay. It was a free for all for center with Hein, New York, being ranked higher than McNally of the Cardinals, Kawal of the Chicago Bears, Nate Barragar, Green Bay, and Morrison, Brooklyn.
HINKLE BRINGS SOME GRIEF TO TOWN FOR CARDS
NOV 28 (Chicago) - Clark Hinkle, whose 47 yard placekick defeated Detroit Friday, will lead the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley field tomorrow afternoon. It will be the Cardinals' final game of the year. Hinkle, former Bucknell university star, is rated with Bronko Nagurski of the Bears and Mike Mikulak of the Cardinals as one of the outstanding fullbacks in the National league. He is an exceptional punter, passer and ball carrier. Hinkle isn't the only Packer the Cardinals have to fear. The Green Bay backfield is one of the best balanced in the league. Arnold Herber is rated by many as Harry Newman's equal in passing. He completed 9 out of 17 passes against Detroit. Joe Laws, formerly of Iowa, playing his first year of professional football, has kept up his brilliant work with the Packers. Also in the Packers' backfield is Buckets Goldenberg, well known on the north side as a heavyweight wrestler. Another Chicago favorite is Hank Bruder, ex-Northwestern star, who plays quarterback. The Cardinals will be at full strength for the Packers. Mikulak was badly shaken up in the Bears game last week, but will be available. Tomorrow's game is the rubber in the Cardinals-Packers series this year, each holding a victory. The Packers won, 15 to 0, early in the season, but lost at Milwaukee, 9 to 0, two weeks ago.
BIG TEN COACHES REASONABLY SURE OF HOLDING JOBS
NOV 28 (Chicago) - Big Ten football coaches can plow into those Thanksgiving turkeys with a relish tomorrow. For about the first time since Pat O'Dea kicked a 62-yard field goal for Wisconsin back in the gay '90s, every coach in the conference is reasonably certain of hanging on to his job - if he wants it. The anvil choruses, even Northwestern's, have been stilled and all is well along the coaches' front. Looking over the situations by school: Wisconsin: Doc Spears finished good after a poor start to silence the Badger anvil chorus. Reports say he was disgruntled when he didn't get the athletic directorship and that he may coach the Green Bay Packers of the National Professional Football league next season. Both Doc and the Packers deny it.
PACKERS SEEK EDGE IN CARDINAL SERIES BY
DECISION TODAY
NOV 29 (Chicago) - A Packer team intent on winding up
its 1934 season with three consecutive victories will 
attempt to take the last of a three game series from the
Chicago Cardinals at Wrigley field this afternoon. The
kickoff is set for 2:15 o'clock. The mental condition of
the Packers is considerably better since the team
surprised the Detroit Lions with a stunning 3 to 0 upset,
all but wrecking the Lions' championship hopes. The
team well recalls the sodden 9 to 0 decision which the
Cards handed them at Milwaukee not so long ago, and
a win today will give the Bays the edge in their series
with the Chicagoans...BEARS' FANS ATTEND: As the
Bears are playing away from home, many of their fans
are expected to attend the battle at Wrigley field, and
with decent weather in prospect, a crowd upwards of
10,000 or 12,000 is likely. The Packers are in fine shape
for the contest, although several players, notably Evans,
Bruder, Gantenbein and Michalske may not be fit for 60
minutes of work. These men all are nursing injuries that
were acquired in the Detroit game, and Coach Lambeau
will run no risks of aggravating the sore muscles...USE
SAME QUARTET: A starting backfield of Goldenberg,
Herber, Grove and Hinkle appeared likely for the Bays,
while the Cardinals may start out with Sarboe, Griffith,
Hinchman and Mikulak carrying the assignment. This
quartet wrecked the Packers in the game at Milwaukee,
and they aim to repeat this afternoon. This evening the
Packers will entrain for St. Louis, where they will wind
up their 1934 National league schedule Sunday against
the Gunners, newcomers to the league. The Gunners
have had no chance to get anywhere this season, as 
they were saddled with eight previous defeats of the
Cincinnati Reds at the time they entered the circuit but
the St. Louis crew is anxious to finish its season with a
victory over Green Bay.
GREEN BAY GAME ENDS CARDINAL SEASON
TODAY
NOV 29 (Chicago) - The Cardinals will conclude their
quest for NFL recognition today. Their opponents will be
the Green Bay Packers, whom they meet at Wrigley
field, and, whether they win or lose, they can look back
over the season's endeavor with satisfaction. They are a
distinct improvement over the red shirted aggregation 
that represented Chicago in 1933. Today's game will
start at 2 o'clock. The traditional Thanksgiving day 
starting time of 11 o'clock has been foregone on this
occasion to permit fans to hear radio reports of the
Bears' game in Detroit. Although the Green Bay game
ends the Cardinals' National league schedule it does not
mean the close of the season for them. They leave
tomorrow for Kansas City to start another schedule that
may take them to the west coast with games tentatively
scheduled in Tulsa, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle and
San Francisco...BUILDING UP EXPERIENCE: Booking
of the coast trip is another manifestation of the 
determination with which Coach Paul Schissler and 
Owner Charlie Bidwill are tackling the task of building a
contender out of a team of professional freshmen. When
they elected to start the season with only five men who
had professional experience, Schissler and Bidwill 
realized nothing would enhance the teams' development
as much as actual competition, the only source from
which players receive the experience and coordination
imperative to success in the National league. Recent
weeks have proved their point. The team has improved,
gained confidence and made a creditable showing. 
Seven games against strong semi-pro teams and west
coast professional elevens will increase the players'
experience and are expected to give them just that
much more of a start toward contendership in the NFL
next fall...PLAY TO BREAK TIE: Today's game is the 
third and deciding contest in the season's series with
Green Bay. The Packers won early in the fall at Green
Bay, 15 to 0, but were whipped, 9 to 0, at Milwaukee
ten days ago. The Milwaukee game was played in mud
ankle deep. The Cardinals also defeated the Brooklyn eleven, 21 to 0, in the mud and look to the heavy going today as prophetic of victory. Recent rains have left the Wrigley field gridiron soggy. Green Bay's appearance here is of more than passing interest. It was the Packers who turned back the Detroit Lions, 3 to 0, last week on Clark Hinkle's 47 yard field goal to give the Bears undisputed possession of first place and send them into today's contest at Detroit with a game lead over the Lions. The once haughty Packers floundered amid frequent defeats early this year when injuries prevented the team from reaching its normal effectiveness. Their comeback at Detroit indicated that they have finally come into possession of their full power...MUST WATCH PASSES: The Cardinals will start Mikulak, Cook, Griffith and Greene in the backfield today, with Sarboe and Russell held in reserve. Griffith's 58 yard return of a punt for a touchdown decided the last game against the Packers. These men will be counted on to score the points necessary for victory, but, equally as important, they will be looked to for an airtight defense against Green Bay's passing attack, which has the highest rating in the National league.
CARDINALS FAVORED OVER PACKERS TODAY
NOV 29 (Chicago) - Green Bay's Packers and the Chicago Cardinals meet at Wrigley Field tomorrow in a National Professional Football league game in the rubber match between the two clubs this season. The Cardinals are favored to win. The Packers won the opening game between the two teams, 15 to 0, when Arnie Herber's passes proved the margin of superiority in a game that was the most viciously fought of the Green Bay season. Two weeks ago, however, the Cardinals won, 10 to 0, when Homer Griffith returned a punt 58 yards through the Packer team and Bill Smith kicked the extra point and followed after in the game with a placekick from the field. Both clubs are in good condition for the game, the Packers in practice here showing more life than at any time this season. The surprise 3 to 0 defeat they handed the Detroit Lions last week, the first loss of the year for Potsy Clark's club, has served to put new life in them and give added confidence to the younger players. The Cards, too, have looked good of late, although defeated last Sunday by the champion Chicago Bears, who will meet the Lions today in Detroit. These two clubs will also clash Sunday at Wrigley Field in a game that may decide the western division title of the league, with the winner meeting the eastern champions, probably New York, for the league title on the home field of the eastern champion.
Green Bay Packers (6-5) 3, Detroit Lions (10-1) 0
Sunday November 25th 1934 (at Detroit)
in town yesterday, ready to resume practice, but the inclement weather stopped them. Preparations were made for them to take their final heavy workout today, indoors, if necessary. Curly Lambeau, coach, announced that his squad came through the battle with the Lions without serious injury. The Cardinals were not so fortunate. Phil Handler, a regular guard, definitely is out of the Packer game, an injury to his shoulder, sustained in the games with the Bears last Sunday, making it impossible for him to return to action this season. Mike Mikulak, leader in the Cardinal attack, was badly banged up in the game, but trainers are hopeful they can patch him up for the Packer contest. The game will be the rubber affair between the Packers and Cards.
BEATTIE FEATHER IS TOPHEAVY LEADER FOR TOTAL YARDAGE GAINED
NOV 28 (New York) - The ground gaining honors in the National Professional Football league belong to Beattie Feathers, formerly of Tennessee and now with the Chicago Bears, by one of the widest margins in the history of professional football. Feathers has now advanced the ball an aggregate of 1,052 yards in 107 attempts. Dutch Clark of the Detroit Lions is the leading point scorer in the league with a total of 74, contrived from eight touchdowns, 14 points after touchdowns and four field goals.