Green Bay Packers (7-2) 37, Philadelphia Eagles (2-8-1) 7
Sunday November 14th 1937 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - In a fashion as grim and relentless as the winter wind which bit across the State Fair park gridiron here, the Green Bay Packers yesterday cut down the Philadelphia Eagles in a NFL game. The score was 37 to 7, and the foul weather didn't prevent 15,000 fans from attending. If the Packers felt letdown from their peaks of recent games, they showed not a sign of it, as they went to work in piling up the points on Philadelphia. Every one of the contest's six touchdowns was scored through the air, five on forward passes and one on an intercepted aerial. The sky drive was spectacular in the extreme. The Packers hung up 243 yards through the air, and added 193 on the turf, their total of 436 yards materially boosting their campaign for the league offensive leadership. They choked off Philadelphia with 35 yards net from scrimmage, but allowed the Eagles 162 through the sky lanes, of which 86 yards was chewed up in one gulp on a sensational touchdown forward pass from Keen to Carter in the fourth period. Eddie Jankowski and Buckets Goldenberg, Milwaukee men performing before their home crowds, each scored a Green Bay touchdown, Jankowski getting the first one of the game on a forward pass from Bob Monnett, good for a 14-yard gain. Clarke Hinkle kicked a 23-yard field goal in the second period, and before the half ended a short Herber to Hutson pass added another touchdown. The teams fought through a scoreless third period, which featured little more than an exchange of punts, and a couple of goal line stands, but the game broke wide open in the last quarter, when four touchdowns were scored in 11 plays. Bernie Scherer got the first one, taking Herber's forward pass and sprinting to the goal line to complete a 78-yard gain, and Goldenberg got the next one, intercepting Dave Smukler's forward pass on the Philadelphia 27-yard line and running the ball back for the touchdown.
Then came that 86-yard Eagle pass play, and the dust hadn't settled before Herber and Hutson clicked again, to wind up the scoring. Tiny Engebretsen booted three extra point, Hinkle got one and Reese of the Eagles accounted for the conversion after their lone touchdown. There was little to criticize in the Packers' method of attaining their seventh consecutive league victory. They made few mistakes, turned back all by the one Philadelphia advance, smeared up the Eagles' running plays, knocked down most of their passes, and generally behaved like a football team which is preparing itself for the position of champions. Hinkle, Jankowski, Joe Laws and Bob Monnett carried the chief offensive burden along the ground, while Herber and Monnett did all the passing, in extremely efficient style, as the former completed nine of his 15 tosses, and Monnett clicked on two out of four, both adding to their league efficiency ratings. Hutson, as usual, was the bad man under the passes, snagging five tosses for 69 yards. Jankowski caught a pair, and others were scooped in by Scherer, Monnett, Milt Gantenbein and Wayland Becker. The work of the Packer line stopped almost everything the Eagles attempted, the losers' only gain of consequence being a 19-yard sprint by Keen late in the game.
Emmett Mortell chased the Packers backward twice in the first period with strategically placed quick kicks, but on another punt attempt he was rushed by Bill Lee and Zud Schammel, with the result that the boot sailed crazily out of bounds on the Philadelphia 35-yard line, placing the Packers in position for their first score. They pounded the ball across in six plays, Laws, Jankowski and Goldenberg bringing it to the 15-yard line in three savage pokes at the line. Jankowski then broke through for 11 yards, and after Laws lost three, Monnett sailed a pass over the left side of the Green Bay line to Jankowski, who hooked the ball over his shoulder as he roared past Harper, and skipped over the goal line. Tiny Engebretsen's extra point kick was low, and the Packers led 6 to 0. Near the end of the period, Mortell's punt was downed by Arnold on the Packer 49, and the Bays worked in close enough for their field goal. Right at the start of the season period another of those upsetting Herber to Hutson passes gained 20 yards, bringing the ball to the Eagles' 15, and when the next three plays failed to net a first down, Hinkle kicked the goal from the 23-yard line, boosting the Packer lead to 9-0. A steady exchange of punts followed this sally, one advance by Philadelphia being checked when Herber intercepted Smukler's forward pass in Packer territory. A brilliant 60-yard run along the sidelines, prevented from being a touchdown dash by Smukler's hard tackle on the Philadelphia 21-yard line, started the Packers off again late in the half.
They scored in six plays after that run. Monnett gained five yards and then caught Herber's forward pass for 13 more, bringing the ball to the 3-yard stripe. The Packers lost eight yards on two line plays, after which two consecutive Herber to Hutson forward passes accounted for the touchdown. Hutson caught the second, a short affair over the left side of the line as he crossed the line into the end zone. HInkle booted the extra point, and the Packers held a 16 to 0 lead at the half. There wasn't a score in the third period. The Packers reeled off a 46-yard march on a series of well-executed running plays, and the march appeared destined to go somewhere, but it was stopped when Mortell intercepted Monnett's forward pass on the Eagles' 11-yard line. The stunt was repeated. The Packers rushed down again, on gains by Laws, Jankowski and Monnett, and reached the Philadelphis 30-yard line, but at this other toss by Monnett and hauled the ball back 43 yards to the Green Bay 38. The Eagles fired up, and with effective use of forward passes reached the 13-yard line, where they lost the ball on downs. The Packers promptly worked their way out of the deficit, and appeared headed for far places once again, but this time the campaign was interrupted when Monnett fumbled and Carter recovered for Philadelphia on the Green Bay 40-yard line. This was the last play of the half.
In the fourth period the Eagles got going on a real scoring threat, and they penetrated to the Green Bay 8-yard line, but here that strong Packer line braced and took the ball. Herber set the invaders back with a long punt. A few plays later the Packers were in possession of the ball on their own 22-yard line, and Herber sailed a pass to Scherer over the left side of the line. Bernie was tackled by Reese as he caught the ball, but twisted loose, out to the sidelines and with Lyle Sturgeon and Darrell Lester setting up a protective screen coasted to the goal line. It was a gain of 78 yards, and Engebretsen's extra point kick made the score 23 to 0. Green Bay kicked off, and two plays later Goldenberg reached up from the Philadelphia 27-yard line to hook off Smukler's forward pass. Buckets scooted down the left side of the field to the goal, Scherer and Evans knocking off the last men in the way, and over he went for a touchdown. Engebretsen again added the extra point, giving the Packers a 30 to 0 advantage. The Eagles suddenly struck back. On the first play after Green Bay's kickoff, and with the ball on the Philadelphia 14-yard line, Keen faded back to the goal and exploded a tremendous pass that sailed 60 yards through the air and was speared by Carter on the Green Bay 40-yard line. Banet had Carter covered, but he reached up to make the catch, broke loose and was off on an uninterrupted cruise to the goal line. Reese kicked the extra point, and the score was 30 to 7. The excitement hadn't ended yet. Philadelphia kicked off, and in four plays the Packers scored their last touchdown. A forward pass from Herber to Jankowski ate up 46 yards of the distance, Herber threw an incomplete toss to Banet, and then fired one to Hutson over the left side of the line, the speedy receiver picking the ball off Arnold's shoulder and burning down the field to the goal line. Lester was present to give aid, but he wasn't needed, and after Hutson sped over the line Engebretsen once more kicked the extra point, elevating the score to 37 to 7. The game ended soon after.
PHILADELPHIA -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY    -  6 10  0 21 - 37
1st - GB - Eddie Jankowski, 14-yard pass from Bob Monnett (Tiny Engebretsen kick failed) GB 6-0
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 23-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-0
2nd - GB - Don Hutson, 2-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 16-0
4th - GB - Bernard Scherer, 78-yard pass from Herber (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 23-0
4th - GB - Buckets Goldenberg, 27-yard interception return (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 30-0
4th - PHIL - Joe Carter, 86-yard pass from Rabbit Keen (Hank Reese kick) GREEN BAY 30-7
4th - GB - Hutson, 34-yard pass from Herber (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 37-7
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - S.O.S calls are common with floundering vessels. The same applies to football teams going down for the second or third time. A few weeks ago Hugo Bezdek, Cleveland head man, formerly of the University of Pennsylvania, left Green Bay with many misgivings about the league setup, in which he had nothing and was left to compete with the Western division teams, generally considered the strongest in the NFL. Sunday after the Green Bay Packers administered a 37 to 7 beating to his Philadelphia Eagles, Bert Bell, also once of Pennsylvania, said: "Without question the Packers are the best team we have met this fact, the best I have seen this season." In a sixth floor room at the Wisconsin hotel, Bill Hewitt, whose very name was poison to the Packers for many years, commented that he thought the Packers of this season are superior to the 1936 champions. Reason: better reserve strength...MUST HAVE ASSISTANCE: But Bell has some definite ideas about the future of the league, and they closely parallel those laid down by Bezdek when his Cleveland Rams encountered the Packers. He claims that the weaker clubs will have to get assistance from the strong teams if they are to survive. Without getting much of the veteran material, which he says is invaluable to a team in football's greatest league, Bell would amend the draft rule so that the lower teams could select five or more college players of their choice before the topnotch teams were figured in at all. Hewitt expresses a similar viewpoint with the rhetorical question: "What more do the Packers need?...Two or three players each season will keep that outfit operating." Bill, who still is one of the greatest ends in football, says that his best days have been against the Packers. And when the game is over, Bill definitely sets aside his war clubs and doles out carefully selected tributes to the men he believes deserves them...HAVING MORE FUN: Following up an assertion that he is having more fun this season than ever before, his first words were of congratulations for Packer Coach Curly Lambeau. He appreciates the Herber-Hutson combination more than many and regards Clarke Hinkle as one of the greatest in the business...especially noting that the Green Bay fullback can really take it. "Hinkle and Cliff Battles of Washington, more than any other backs in the league, take a terrific and sometimes unnecessary beating without beefing," the new Philadelphia captain said. And then he paid tribute to Hutson with - "Can't anybody stop that man?" - and Herber with - "No amount of rushing appears to bother him." Both Hewitt and Bell feel that the threat of Hutson, and constant preparation of a defense to stop him, throws a backfield, especially when it is composed of green material, into a nervous state that is worse in its results than setting an ordinary pass defense. They do not, however, credit Packer victories with success in this department alone. Before the game was played, Bell privately ventured the opinion that his team did not have a chance and went to say that no Eastern division team did. He has a standing bet that the New York Giants, considered the best in the Eastern division, will not beat any Western division team but Cleveland this season - and he makes the same observation regarding Eastern and Western teams in general...PICK EASTERN TEAM: "After the game against Pittsburgh," he said, "we (Johnny Blood, a group of players and coaches, newspapermen and himself) tried to select a team from the entire Eastern division that we thought would have a chance against the Packers...Out of the entire 125 players on Eastern club rolls, there is no such team." The squad picked after consideration and wrangling included Hewitt and Carter of Philadelphia and Millner and Malone of Washington at ends. Only one tackle was really decided upon, Bell insists, and that was Turk Edwards of Washington, often a pro league choice. On the other side of the line Widseth of the Giants received preference after some argument. Jim Karcis of Washington was the only guard who came in for consideration, Bell asserting that the names of the rest could be thrown into a hat with any other Eastern division guard getting an assignment that was too tough for him. Mel Hein, the Giants' veteran center, was the choice there, although Basrak of Pittsburgh probably will be the best in that section next season. Running backs on the mythical team were Tuffy Leemans of New York and Cliff Battles of the Redskins. Only one blocking back was mentioned. He was Ernie Pinckert  of Washington. Riley Smith, former Alabama teammate of Don Hutson and Bill Lee, was regarded the only natural, experienced quarterback of the lot, although Ed Danowski of the Giants also was put down at that position. Once upon a time the Packers wanted Mr. Danowski, who played under Jimmy Crowley at Fordham...NOD AT FULLBACK: Dave Smukler of Philadelphia received an apparently deserved nod at fullback. The Packers who played against him were inclined to discredit reports that he drove as hard as Bronko Nagurski, but all concerned regarded him highly. After this squad was picked, Bell and the other selectors applied the question they had started out to answer: "Could this aggregation beat the Packers?" The unanimous answer was: "No...barring accidents it wouldn't have a chance." In short, it was just another Eastern division club, and that is one of the reasons Bell and others fell the need for help. Hewitt, who is in a good position to know, thinks that Joe Carter, the lad who took Allan Keen's forward pass for the Eagles' sole touchdown, would be one of the greatest ends in the league if he were with the Packers. And speaking of ends, he includes Tom Nash and Lavvie Dilweg of the Packers on his left of great end combinations. It was the Eagles' last game of the season, and while the Packers were preparing to leave the Schroeder hotel, the Philadelphia players were being paid off (and were settling personal debts in turn) at both hotels as the conversation generally centered around the game. Some of it brought to light fairly significant comments...COACH IS HAPPY: Harry Stuhldreher, University of Wisconsin coach, jubilant over his team's showing against Purdue, saw his first Packer game this season...but he listens to them all over the radio...he is a friend of Bell, and several of the Philadelphia players...and incidentally remarks that Fred Gage, frosh Wisconsin back from Green Bay East, probably will be groomed for the quarterback post and Elmer Tornow, former West tackle, is developing rapidly at tackle. Bell and Hewitt both believe that Emmett Mortell of Appleton has the ability that will make him one of the league's outstanding backs...Hewitt says that he is a natural...does just above everything right, and does not get hurt...Sunday he played quarterback against the Packers, but also does a turn at left halfback. Chance in teams sometimes has an unusual effect on individual players...Hewitt terms Bill Lee "a highly improved tackle" (Red Smith, please note). More Hewitt observations: Lou Gordon's fine play...choice of Philadelphia as a permanent roost...personal citation for Bert Bell as a great man to work for...lack of relief for players on the Eastern division clubs...PENALTY IS GIVEN: Hinkle's near altercation with Bob Masters came as a result of the latter's attempt to tackle him out of bounds...the play was over, and Hink has started to stroll back on the field when Masters charged upon him...Hink's physical objections, although warranted, brought a 15-yard penalty to Green Bay. The press box had a surprise in Bernard Scherer's speed when he caught a Herber pass for a touchdown...Scherer credits Trainer Dave Woodward with the fine condition of his one time during the season he was bothered to some extent. Both Milwaukee boys, Ed Jankowski and Buckets Goldenberg, had fine days in their home city...but the pass hounds were on them as well as Wayland Becker, who ran right into a homecoming celebration at Marquette...both Jankowski and Goldenberg scored...and Becker's outstanding punting and end play bore the "outstanding" stamp. Paul Miller and Hank Bruder, both out with injuries, watched the game from the press box...while they weren't needed in the game, they were missed. Seven first year men started with the Eagles...there are only that many "freshmen" on the entire Packer squad...and one of those, Lee, had two seasons with experienced back like Joe Laws could do the Eagles much good. Mrs. Russell Letlow and Mrs. Lyle Sturgeon saw their first out-of-town games Sunday...most of the other players' wives were present...And youngest of the Packers to make the trip was Mike Svendsen, year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Bud Svendsen, who missed the game when train connections for Minneapolis, his home city, made it necessary for his mother to leave Milwaukee in mid-afternoon...Mike has done a lot of traveling, including a trip to the coast for the East-West game this year when he was only two months old...before the ripe old age of three months he had gone over some 8,200 miles...and probably will be pretty made when he is left in Minneapolis when father and mother journey eastward.
NOV 15 (Chicago) - The mighty Bears of Chicago, maintaining their scant lead over the Green Bay Packers in the NFL's Western division, bowled over the Brooklyn Dodgers yesterday and still are ruling the Western scene today. The Bears had little trouble downing Brooklyn, 29 to 7, here, with Jack Manders, former Minnesota star, scoring the first 16 Bear points on two touchdowns, a field goal and one extra-point conversion...LIONS LOOK TOUGH: Detroit served notice that it has the stuff to stop the Bears by handing New York a 17 to 0 whipping for the Giants' second defeat against five wins and one tie. Approximately 36,000 fans watched Detroit upset the Eastern section leaders at the Polo Grounds with a smart running, kicking and passing game. Regis Monahan placekicked a field goal to start the Lions on their way, and, with Dutch Clark leading the attack, Detroit acquired touchdowns on passes in the third and final stanza...REDSKINS MOVING UP: Washington's Redskins, with a chance to take over the Eastern lead, bowed to Pittsburgh's Pirates 21 ro 13 in a hair raiser before 12,000 fans at Pittsburgh. The Pirates stopped Sammy Baugh's passing game, the former Texas Christian ace completing only five of 17 aerial attempts for the Redskins. One of them, however, was good for a touchdown.
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - The professional football game at State Fair park in Milwaukee yesterday was the kind of game the fans like. It has lots of oomph! For instance in the fourth period four touchdowns were scored in just 11 plays, and the boys in the press coop were groggy. You no sooner had one touchdown recorded than someone got another one. The first of the four was scored on that Herber to Scherer forward pass. Then came a kickoff and in two plays Goldenberg intercepted Smukler's pass and ran it back for another touchdown. Green Bay kicked off, and on the first subsequent play there occurred Mr. Keen and Mr Carter's 86-yard touchdown play, on which the ball traveled 60 yards in the air. This was bad enough, but four plays after the next kickoff Herber and Hutson used up their last forward pass, for another touchdown. All this was very wild and very confusing, but it was what the fans paid to see, and they enthusiastically acclaimed it. Other records were set. The game started promptly at 2 o'clock and was finished at 10 minutes to four, which sets some kind of a mark for recent seasons around here. The teams were halfway through the second period before anyone called time out, and there were very few intermissions. Both the Packers and Eagles were back promptly after the half, and they speeded through the game as though everyone was anxious to get back to the hotel early. The Milwaukee crowd, which set a new mass record for belligerence at the Packer-Cardinal game earlier in the season, was quiet and good-humored yesterday, there being few fights to enliven the afternoon. At the previous game the gendarmes were carting away impromptu sluggers all afternoon, but it was too cold to fight yesterday...Thirty-seven points were added to the all-time scoring list of the Green Bay Packers yesterday, and they were distributed among six different Green Bay players...Clarke Hinkle, the National league's individual scoring leader, picked up four points on a kick after touchdown and a field goal, which boosted his 5-year total to 175...he is in third place, but now only 49 points behind second-place Johnny Blood...the extra point was Hinkle's 16th and the goal was his 9th. Don Hutson keeps climbing in the scoring table, and the two touchdowns he made yesterday added 12 points to his total, which now is 139...he is in fourth position on the big list, 26 points behind Hinkle, the touchdowns were Nos. 22 and 23 for Don. Buckets Goldenberg scored his first Packer touchdown since 1934 when he intercepted Smukler's pass and returned it for a was his 10th touchdown for Green Bay and raised his total to 60, which placed him in a tie for 12th place with Cub Buck, Eddie Kotal and Weert Engelmann. Tiny Engebretsen's three extra points were his 7th, 8th and 9th for Green Bay, and raised his total to 27. Eddie Jankowski scored his fourth Packer touchdown, and now has made 25 points for Green Bay. Bernie Scherer's touchdown was his third in National league competition...his total is 18 points.
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - George Henry Sauer reported to the Green Bay Packers Monday night in time for the champion's chalk talk. Sauer, a former Packer halfback, was asked to join the Packers after Paul Miller's injury a week ago while playing at Chicago against the Bears. Sauer's last game with the Packers was in Chicago, where he played in the all-star game. After this game George left for New Hampshire to accept a coaching job with the university. He did fine work on this job, producing a high caliber team, turning in a total of six victories for the season. It has not as yet been revealed whether Sauer will be in shape for next Sunday's game with the New York Giants.
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - Somewhere along the line between Chicago and New York today rolled a Pennsylvania Road coach carrying the Green Bay Packers on a non-stop trip which will take them into the Polo Grounds next Sunday afternoon to meet the New York Giants. The Packers were to reach the eastern
metropolis late this afternoon, and were to be taken directly to the Victoria hotel, their New York headquarters.While the men get themselves settled tonight, Coach E.L. Lambeau will go into conference with Giant officials concerning a practice field for the national champions. It was a grim, determined bunch of Packers that boarded the Milwaukee Road train last evening, bound for Chicago on the first lap of their eastern invasion. The men were at their very peak, both mentally and physically. There were no lingering farewells, and little conversation aboard the special coach. The men just sat and stared out the window, and Coach Lambeau nodded approval of their attitude. "We
should win both games," he said. "The men are feeling
right. They are sullen and have lots of determination.
Furthermore, there isn't an injured man on the squad."...
ACCIDENTS WILL HAPPEN: The coach conceded that
accidents will happen, and that the Packers might lost
one or both of their games in the East, but he doesn't
expect it. "We have been handicapped in practice this
week," he continued, "by the inability to determine just
what type of defense the Giants will use against us
Sunday." The Giants have been using a 5-man line this
season with great success, but five men aren't enough
in the line when wall busters like Clarke Hinkle and Ed
Jankowski are in the opposing backfield. As a result,
the Packers have received rumors that New York will
use a 6-man line against Green Bay Sunday. An offense
against a 5-man line and one against a 6-man line wall
are two different things, and in practice this week the
Packers have had to prepare for both of them. If the
Giants put five men in their starting line, the danger
signals will go up for a crushing Green Bay ground 
attack. If they start a 6-man line, the call will go out for
Herber and Hutson. Either way, the Packers aim to
make things warm for their opponents, leaders of the
Eastern division of the NFL...SHOW UP FIRST: Joe
Laws, Bill Lee, Hutson and Paul Miller were the first
Packers to show up at the station last evening, and
they soon were followed by the rest of the squad. More
than five minutes before the Chippewa pulled out
Assistant Coach Richard (Red) Smith counted noses
and found everyone aboard. In addition to Smith, Coach
Lambeau and the players, the party included Secretary
George W. Calhoun and Ticket Director E.A. (Spike)
Spachmann. The injuries to Miller and Hank Bruder have
healed completely, and both will be able to play against
the Giants. So will George Henry Sauer, big left 
halfback who left his post at New Hampshire university,
to play with the Packers in their two final games. Sauer
lost weight during the season at New Hampshire and
has picked up speed accordingly. He is in the pink of
condition and it wouldn't be surprising if Lambeau 
started him Sunday against the Giants, although Bob
Monnett more likely will get the call. The Packers will
conduct their first practice at New York tomorrow
morning, when photographers of all metropolitan 
newspapers will attend and get photos of the invaders
from the West. Spachmann revealed before the train
left yesterday that New York has revealed a tremendous
ticket sale for the game, as it will mark the Packers'
first New York appearance in two seasons.
NOV 18 (New York) - Jack Manders, Chicago Bears, 
and Don Hutson, Green Bay, went into the lead for the
individual scoring and pass receiving supremacy of the
NFL during the past week of play, according to the
statistics released today. Green Bay Packer players
hold a monopoly of top positions this week, with fourth
and second places in scoring, third in ground gaining,
first and second in passing, and first in pass receiving. Hutson, former Alabama end, is practically certain to shatter his own record for passes caught when his Packers meet the Giants at the Polo Grounds next Sunday. Hutson passed Gaynell Tinsley 31 catches to 28 last Sunday and needs four more to break the mark of 34 he established last season. In the last five games he has caught at least four passes in each contest. Manders, formerly of Minnesota, tallied 16 points Sunday to nose ahead of Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay fullback, who led last week. Manders now has 58 points to 57 for Hinkle. Dutch Clark, player-coach of the Detroit Lions, is third with 45 points. Hutson jumped from a tie for sixth to fourth with 36 points...PLACE ONE-TWO: Bob Monnett and Arnie Herber, Packer tossers, now are one-two in forward passing efficiency with 50 and 47 percent, respectively. Herber overtook Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Washington, for second place. Baugh has completed 61 passes, more than any other player, and needs but 16 more to tie the completion mark set last year by Herber. Pat Coffee, Cardinals, has an efficiency mark of 45 percent, just a fraction behind Baugh, who has 45.1 percent. There was no changes in the ball carrying standings. Cliff Battles, Washington, George Grosvenor, Cardinals, and Hinkle, Green Bay, are first, second and third with 553, 458 and 452 yards respectively. Ernie Caddel, Detroit star, in seventh place, has the best average, garnering 6.4 yards per clip. There have been 35 field goals kicked throughout the circuit, with Manders taking the undisputed leadership this week with five. Regis Monahan, Detroit, Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh, and Riley Smith, Washington, are in a three-way tie for second, with four successful placements each.
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - The Packers film short, "Pigskin Champions", still is making the rounds, with its publicity message so valuable to Green Bay. Laurence Crary, former Green Bay resident, sent in a clipping from the St. Louis Star-Times, describing the picture, and concluding with the words - "It's interesting and timely, though somewhat incredible. Even the Packers couldn't be that good."
NOV 18 (New York) - Bringing along a seven-game winning streak and the determination to extend it to eight when they meet the Giants at the Polo Grounds Sunday, the powerful Green Bay Packers arrived here Wednesday. The Packers must beat New York if they are to keep pace with the Chicago Bears and remain in the championship race. The Giants are in a similar situation, for unless they turn back the Packers Washington will probably grab the eastern division lead. Coach Steve Owen is devoting hours to perfection of his defense against the passing of Arnie Herber and Bob Monnett, not to mention the running attack of Clark Hinkle, Ed Jankowski and George Sauer, who has just rejoined the Packers, having finished coaching at the University of New Hampshire. Individual statistics of the league are virtually monopolized now by the Packers, who hold first place in pass receiving, first and second in passing, third in ground gaining and second and fourth in scoring. Don Hutson is the leading pass receiver, having passed Gaynell Tinsley. Hutson has 31 catches to 28 for his rival and seems certain to break his own record. Jack Manders of the Bears is first in scoring, with 58 points, one more than Hinkle. Dutch Clark, Detroit, is third with 45 points, and Hutson fourth with 36. The ball carrying standard remained unchanged. Cliff Battles, Washington; George Grosvenor, Cardinals, and Hinkle rank in order, having 553, 458 and 452 yards, respectively. Monnett and Herber are first and second in passing efficiency with 50 and 47%, respectively. Herber moved ahead of Sammy Baugh, although the latter has completed 61 passes, more than any other player. Manders, field goal lead, has connected five times.
NOV 18 (New York) - Still confident of victory, but more concerned over what type of defense the New York Giants will use than they care to admit, the Green Bay Packers arrived here late this afternoon for their all-important National Pro Football league battle with the Giants Sunday at the Polo Grounds. Although the Packers express concern over the defensive maneuvers they expect Coach Steve Owens of the Giants to employ, the outlook is far more rosy than it first appears. In fact, Bay officials are rather pleased with the attitude because they know the club, now in the midst of the finest comeback in the history of the league, will not spoil its title chances through over-confidence. Until the Giants were routed, 17 to 0, by the Detroit Lions last Sunday, the Owens-coached club used a five man defensive line on most occasions, but the Lions, shifting blocking assignments to meet the emergency, powered through for big gains and a rather convincing triumph. The success of the Lions' strategy, no doubt, has caused Owens to be prepared with something else and the Bays must be prepared to meet any type of defense Owens may choose to operate with. There is no question that the Bays have every bit as much power on the ground as the Lions - and have a better aerial game to help open things up for the ground maneuvering. Coach Earl (Curly) Lambeau and his chief aid, Richard (Red) Smith, have checked over all Giants' plays of the year and are satisfied their defense will be able to hold Leemans, Cuff and the other New York offensive ace in check. On the train today the Bay coaches conducted a long exam over assignments and were pleased to note almost 100 percent efficiency. The presence of George Sauer, veteran back who returned to the Bay Monday after a season of coaching at New Hampshire, has given the club added confidence in the running attack and will also give additional blocking class. Reports here are that two Giants, Ed Widseth, All-American tackle from Minnesota, and Dale Burnett, the Giants' ace pass receiver, will be out of action Sunday. Widseth suffered a shoulder separation in the Detroit game and Burnett has a severe concussion, one so bad that it was at first thought his skull was fractured. Widseth has been a power on defense all year and it is Burnett's ability to snag passes, especially in the flat, that has bothered other team no end.
NOV 19 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers worked out twice here Friday, once for the public and photographers on a high school field and later in secret for the Giants is Central park. It was the final workout for the Paul Bunyans of football before the battle Sunday in which the Packers hope to hold pace with the Chicago Bears by knocking the Giants into second place in the eastern division of the National Pro league. Coach Steve Owen, who earlier had indicated that he might give up the five-man line as defense against the Packers, following a shattering of his line by the Lions, decided after viewing movies of the last game that the alignment, with minor adjustments, will do. "After studying the pictures of last Sunday's game," said Owen. "I am not displeased with the line. The Lions have a lot of exceptionally hard-running backs. Even so, they did not score through the line. They scored as a result of forward passes. The pictures showed that we played a good game. We did better than we appeared to be doing from the stands. No, there's no percentage in changing something that worked successfully in seven games because it did not work in one." Dale Burnett, a veteran back, and Larry Johnson, a center, are definitely out of Sunday's game. Burnett is still in the hospital recuperating from a concussion. Johnson is hobbling around with an injured knee. It is also doubtful whether Ed Widseth, a tackle, and Ray Hanken, an end, will be in condition to go because of injured shoulders. Kink Richards, a sprightly ball carrier, and Len Grant, husky tackle, will be ready.
NOV 19 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, world
champions, launched their eastern invasion practice 
here this morning at Central Park, where Coach E.L.
Lambeau put his gridders through a strenuous two hour
workout. The Packer pilot would have liked a secret
drill, but somehow or another the news passed around
about where the Packers were scheduled to practice
and a young army of spectators, news hounds and
photomen gathered around the wide open spaces to
watch the burly Badgers shake off their travel legs. It
seemed as if "photogs" from all the New York papers
and metropolitan area as well were on hand. Every
member of the Packer squad came in for their turn at
the cameras. The click of the shutters sounded like
sunrise on the duck hunting front back in Green Bay...
COACH IS PLEASED: Coach Lambeau was well 
pleased with the way his gridders disported themselves
before the admiring throng of New Yorkers. Every player
had an overabundance of pep and they were all hustling
every minute from the breathing exercise to the snappy
signal drill. The Packers have a couple of busy days in
Gotham. The Green Bay management is pulling every
string to heighten the interest over Sunday's game with
Steve Owen's Giants at the Polo Grounds. A half dozen
of the Packers have been booked for radio appearances
at the "big town" broadcasting stations. In addition
several personal appearances have been slated for
athletic gathering tonight and Saturday. There has been
a continual procession of newspaper scribes and sport
specials to Coach Lambeau's rooms at the Hotel
Victoria. Using a newspaper phrase, Curly is "good 
copy" and all the papers are eager to get personal
interviews with him. This of course helps the promotion
and it's no wonder that the Giants' management is all
smiles when the Packers come to two. "Give us good
weather and we should have a crowd bigger than the
Bear game," said John B. Mara, president of the Giants
club. "The advance sale has been very encouraging, as
it should be because right now the Green Bay team 
holds the limelight on the post graduate gridiron."...
TRIP IS UNEVENTFUL: The trip from Green Bay was
uneventful except for the weekly gridiron quiz, which 
was conducted by Coach Lambeau Thursday afternoon
when the train left Harrisburg. "Professors" Lambeau
and Smith checked the papers and all the Packer pupils
came through with flying colors. This showed that the
players had their minds on their work and was
indicative that Leemans and Danowski and company
would have their hands full when Referee Tom Thorp
toots his whistle at 2 p.m. Sunday in the shadow of
Coogan's bluff. The gridiron quiz was followed by a team
meeting at the hotel Thursday night. The Packers
reached New York shortly before 6 o'clock and at 8 p.m.
they were in a huddle before a blackboard covered with
crosses and chalk marks. Saturday afternoon the
Packers will take a "cabman's holiday" and will go to a
football game. Jimmy Crowley's undefeated Fordham
team rubs elbows with St. Mary's of California in one of
the intersectional classics of the collegiate football year.
The Green Bay squad will attend the game in a body 
and quite likely several of the world champion's will be
introduced to the multitude over the loudspeaker
between halves.
NOV 20 (New York) - Fit as a fiddle, the Green Bay Packers will take the field Sunday afternoon at the Polo Grounds to battle the New York Giants in what promises to be one of the classics of the NFL season. The kickoff is at 2 p.m., Eastern Standard Time. Coach E.L. Lambeau is discounting "bear stories" from Steve Owen's camp. According to reports now in circulation, nearly every member of the New York squad is sick with something except Dr. Harry A. March, mascot, and Bo Molenda, who doesn't know what illness is. The Packers got in another good workout this morning at Central park. It was short and snappy all the way and Coach Lambeau did not have to use his whip to speed up his hirelings. Assistant Coach Red Smith had the front wall charging at top speed, the ends were chasing down under punts and passes with perfect timing, while the backfielders each took a turn at lugging the cowhide all over the gridiron...ANOTHER BIG CROWD: Once again another big crowd was on hand
for the practice. However, the Bay pilot kept to straight
football and the bag of tricks wasn't even unfastened.
Reports from the football Giants' office are very
encouraging. The advance ticket sale has been better
than at the Bear game several week ago, and Ned
Irish, the director of publicity for the New Yorkers, 
seems confident that if Old Sol shines on the Sabbath
all professional football attendance records will be
smashed to smithereens. Coach Lambeau and Clarke
Hinkle were interviewed Friday night over radio station
WOR. The Packers coach and fullback has about ten
minutes on the air and those that heard them said 
their stuff went over with a bang. The Packers' battery,
Herber and Hutson, did their stuff over WMCA, and 
they in turn also were complimented on their aerial
efforts...MUCH IN EVIDENCE: The Packers' reception
committee were very much in evidence around the
hotel. Jimmy Crowley, the Fordham coach, dropped in
for a huddle with Lambeau and also shook hands with
a number of the other boys as he went through the
lobby. Someone asked Jimmy what he was going to
do Sunday afternoon. He said, "I'll be out there pulling
and praying for a Green Bay victory." Jimmy is putting
on a little more weight, but it sort of becomes him, 
and he carries an air of a prosperous New Yorker. 
Louis Cook, one of Green Bay's own in New York, met
the train at the station and immediately had a
welcome on the doormat. The lumber broker is taking 
a recess from business for the remainder of the week,
so as to be sure that the Packers' New York
representative is close to the hotel at all times. Copies
of the Packer publicity book are still much in demand
along Broadway. Everybody wants the lowdown on the
great Wisconsin club and they are eating up every line
that is being printed about them. Pat Gannon, the
Milwaukee Journal correspondent in New York, was
also an early visitor, and he brought along with him
John Reardon of the New York Times sports staff, who
was an official in the NFL. Reardon was very non-
committal but that is quite natural because he will be
working as headlinesman in Sunday afternoon's game...INK FLOWING THICK: As usual ink has been flowing thick and heavy. All the New York papers have been giving the Packers-Giant game lots of space and hardly an issue rolls off the press without some pictures of the Packers breaking into publication. Some of the coast scribes who came on with the St. Mary's team to cover the Fordham-St. Mary's game have evidenced their intention of stating over for the professional game on Sunday. Those who are likely to witness this encounter are Pat Frayne, of the San Francisco Call-Bulletin, Al Santoro, Oakland Post-Intelligencer, Jack Rosenbaum, of the San Francisco Daily News, Dick Friendlich, of the San Francisco Chronicle, Harry Borba, San Francisco Examiner and Allan Ward, of the Oakland Tribune...ODDS ON PACKERS: The betting element seems to think that the Packers are in this Sunday. Nearly all the boards are carrying two and a half to one on the Green Bay game and in some places you can get juicy bets about the score. Coach Lambeau doesn't like this and in a huddle with the players he very explicitly told them that ball games are won on the field and not in the newspapers or betting boards. The Packer game will attract coaches from all over the metropolitan district, and even from New England. Quite a delegation of gridiron specialists from Boston way are coming down to closely inspect the world's champions' vaunted air drive. Included in this delegation will be about 16 players and athletic managers from Durham. This is a town where George Sauer put New Hampshire on the football map this fall. And it's a good bet that one Mr. Sauer will show a lot of football whenever Coach Lambeau runs him in the game.
NOV 20 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers, defending champions and victors in the last seven starts, carry their fight to retain the NFL title into the East Sunday, facing the New York Giants, pace setters of the Eastern division, here. Defeat in this game would almost eliminate the Packers from the title race, since the Chicago Bears, present Western leaders, would then be able to win by taking two of the three remaining games on the schedule, while a Packer win would make it necessary for the Chicago eleven to win all of its remaining games. New York must win too to keep ahead of the Washington Redskins, who are defending the Eastern division crown and only half a game off the pace of the Giants...LIONS HAVE CHANCE: The Redskins will invade Cleveland to meet the Rams in one of the three other games listed. The Brooklyn Dodgers invade Pittsburgh for the final game of the season for the Pirates, while in Chicago the Detroit Lions, who still have a chance for the title if the Packers or Bears slip, will oppose the Cardinals, who have been out of action for the past two Sundays. With the Bears idle, Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay and Dutch Clark of Detroit will have a chance to make up some ground in the scoring race. Jack Manders of the Bears now has a single point lead over Hinkle and 13 points over Clark. Don Hutson, Packer end, also can break his league record for pass catching if he snares four passes in the Giant game. He now tops the league with 31 caught, and has caught at least four in each of his five last games. The race for passing honors also is close enough so that any one of four leaders could shift his position. Bob Monnett, with 50 percent, is now tops, three points better than his teammate, Arnie Herber, and five points better than Sammy Baugh of Washington and Pat Coffee of the Cardinals.
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - Leaders maintained their positions as the NFL entered the home stretch last Sunday. The New York Giants lost, but so did the second-place Washington team in the east. The Chicago Bears won in the west...New York fell before the Detroit Lions by 17 to 0 at the Polo Grounds, the worst bearing the Giants have taken this season. Two forward passes, and a 20-yard field goal, gave Coach Dutch Clark's Lions the points for their victory...Washington stubbed its toes at Pittsburgh, and stumbled out of a chance to take over the Eastern division lead. The Redskins were vanquished by the Pittsburgh Pirates who appear to have recovered their winning ways after a series of reverses...The Chicago Bears bounced back from the Packer defeat to trounce the Brooklyn Dodgers by 29 to 7 at Chicago. It was the Dodgers' seventh defeat in nine starts and gives Coach Potsy Clark the worst season's record he has had in the league...Jack Manders scored 16 points in the second quarter of the Bears' game against the Dodgers. Twelve were on touchdowns after receiving passes from Bernie Masterson, and three came from a 35-yard field goal placekick from a difficult angle...Veterans flashed into the limelight as the Lions whipped the Giants. Butch Morse and Harry Ebding, ends, both made touchdowns. But the passes they caught were thrown by a league "freshman", Vernon Huffman, former Indiana quarterback...Bill Hewitt, the former Bear end and all-pro selection, claims that he is having more fun playing with Philadelphia this season than he ever has had during his six seasons in the league. Bill explains that the pressure definitely is off...Bill Davidson ran 68 yards for a touchdown in the first period that enabled the Pittsburgh Pirates to draw up even with the Redskins. During the game, which the Pirates won by 21 to 13, Armand Niccolai booted two field goals..Cliff Battles had a good day in the Washington backfield Sunday, but no good enough. The league's leading ground gainer picked up most of the yardage to set the ball up for the first touchdown on the three-yard line, but did not score himself...Bo Molenda, once a great fullback himself with the Packers and Giants, and present assistant Giant coach, ranks Bronko Nagurski in his prime as the best of all fullbacks. Of the present crop he lists Hinkle, Gutowsky and Smukler...Del Ritchert, Lions center, stopped the only serious Giant advance of the New York-Detroit game last week. He intercepted a pass Hank Soar intended for Ray Hanken, and raced the ball out of danger. It was the only Giant threat...Pittsburgh will close its season Sunday against the much knocked around Brooklyn eleven. Coach Potsy Clark is building for next season, and the Pitt game will provide another chance to work along those lines if nothing else...One of the best games on Sunday's schedule should be the meeting between the Cardinals and Detroit at Chicago. After a two week layoff in which the Chicago Gunners provided the only opposition, Creighton's team is set to go...The Chicago Bears are idle with three games yet to be played. The week's rest will give George Halas an opportunity to bring his team up to peak strength for the weeks to follow. Both the Cardinals and Detroit are ahead...Cleveland plays host to the Washington Redskins in the other game this week. The Rams, still plugging hard after loss upon loss, are not conceded a chance but will be in there trying. Like Clark, Coach Bezdek is looking to next year...George Wilson, Bears' rookie end from
NOV 16 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, with George Sauer again a squad member and both Paul Miller and Hank Bruder ready to play, will turn their backs upon their home city tomorrow night and head eastward for two final National league games against 
the New York Giants and Washington Redskins. The
Packers play the Giants at the Polo Grounds next
Sunday and tackle the Redskins at Griffith stadium a
week later. Upon the outcome of these contests, and
the imminent success or failure of the Chicago Bears,
will depend Green Bay's 1937 championship hopes.
Sauer stepped from a Chicago and North Western train
yesterday after a swift plane and train trip from Durham,
N.H., where he is athletic director of New Hampshire
university. He appeared in the peak of condition and
expressed himself as eager to work out again with the
Green Bay squad...RIGHT TO WORK: He didn't have
long to wait, for Coach E.L. Lambeau hustled him into a
suit and onto the practice field within an hour after he
arrived. He spent the afternoon brushing up on Packer
plays, learning new ones and generally getting
acquainted with the current setup. He is in fine physical
condition, having worked out actively with the New
Hampshire squad all season. Sauer will return to the
East Jan. 1 to coach basketball and track. His first
season as athletic director has been an outstanding
success. The Packers will leave tomorrow evening at
5:36 on the Milwaukee Road's Chippewa, and will arrive
at Chicago at 9:40 that evening. Sleepers will be ready
for them, and they will board the Pennsylvania Road
train leaving Chicago at 10 p.m., arriving at New York,
their destination, at 5:40 Thursday afternoon...STAY AT
VICTORIA: They will make their headquarters at the
Victoria hotel, and will be called into a skull session
Thursday night by Coach Lambeau. Officials for the New
York-Packer game all have worked Green Bay contests
before. They are Tom Thorp, Rockville Center, N.Y.,
referee; B.A. Savage, Brooklyn, umpire; William T.
Halloran, Providence, headlinesman; and John Reardon,
New York, field judge. Lambeau expects that Miller and
Bruder, his two injured backs, will be ready to resume
work Sunday, and in anticipation of Bruder's return he
has shifted Buckets Goldenberg back to guard. He has
been going hot at both positions, turning in fine line
games against Detroit and the Bears, and last week
scoring a touchdown in the Packers' rout of the Eagles.
The return of Miller, and the addition of Sauer to the
squad, provides the Packers with three outstanding left
halfbacks, the third being Bob Monnett, who is having
one of his greatest seasons. Herb Banet will be shifted
back to right halfback, where he joins Joe Laws and
Arnold Herber.
NOV 16 (New York) - Earl Harry Clark, Colorado's
"Flying Dutchman" of the professional gridirons, wants 
to retire from active competition because, he insists, he
is "slowing up". Nine other clubs in the National league
will be glad to get this news, though they will believe it's true when they actually see Clark on the bench next year. They not only doubt the declining powers of the Detroit club's versatile playing coach, but they still rate him, by long odds, the greatest all-around performer in pro football. "It's fun working with the great bunch of fellows we have on the Detroit club," said Dutch, "they've kept their college spirits. I like my own job and I think I'm still able to take my share of the hard knocks but I've been playing football for the better part of 15 years and my legs are beginning to feel it."...CAN'T QUIT GAME: Clark has threatened to retire before but has yet to make it stick. The man that pro football followers compare most often with Jim Thorpe, Ernie Nevers, Walter Eckersall and others, when the subject of "all time greats" comes up for debate, says the pace is getting faster all the time in the pro game. "Then, too," he pointed out, "there isn't the prejudice against pro football that formerly existed among college men. It not only draws bigger and better crowds but attracts more good college players than ever before. That's because it opens the way for many of them to get good jobs and establish themselves, in or out of athletics."...DOESN'T KNOW ENOUGH: Asked whether he would prefer to coach pro or college football Clark made this surprising reply: "I don't know enough to coach a college team. That's not as silly as it sounds because there is actually a big difference in the two jobs. The college coach must concentrate on fundamentals, such as blocking and tackling, whereas in pro football we take it for granted the players know these rudimentary things. If not they don't last. The pro coaching job is concerned primarily with team strategy, conditioning and spirit. Don't let anyone tell you the professionals just go through the motions. They have to be handled and brought to 'peaks' for the most important games, just like any college outfits. Every section of the country turns out fine football players now," Clark said, "but we like these Southern boys. They have real fire."
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, victorious in their last seven NFL games after losing its first two, leave tonight for the Eastern gridiron wars, hoping to return as undisputed leaders of the Western division. Although everything depends upon two final Green Bay victories against New York and Washington, the Bears, idle in league competition next weekend, hold the key to the championship situation. They must lose at least one game, if the Packers are to edge them out for the title...NO LEAGUE GAME: The Bears have no league game until Thanksgiving day, Nov. 25, when they play at Detroit. Three days later, on Sunday, Nov. 28, they meet the Cleveland Rams at Wrigley field, and the following Sunday, Dec. 5, they tangle with the Cardinals at the same place. Upon the outcome of these three games, and their own tilts with the Giants and Redskins, rest the Packer championship hopes. The present standings of the two clubs are as follows:
        W  L  T  .PCT
Bears   6  1  1  .857
Packers 7  2  0  .778
If Green Bay wins its two final games, and the Bears lose one of their last three, the standings will be as follows:
        W  L  T  .PCT
Packers 9  2  0  .819
Bears   8  2  1  .800
However, the Packers may stub their toes in the East, and lost to either New York or Washington. If this happened, the Bears would have to lose two of their final games to give Green Bay the title, in which case the standings would read like this:
        W  L  T  .PCT
Packers 8  3  0  .728
Bears   7  3  1  .700
There is the possibility that either the Redskins or Giants will tie the Packers, and if that happens, and the Bears lose one of their last three games, here is what will happen:
        W  L  T  .PCT
Bears   8  2  1  .800
Packers 8  2  1  .800
This Western division deadlock would necessitate a special playoff game between the Packers and Bears, and would throw the final playoff for the league championship back one week. By far the simplest procedure from a Green Bay standpoint would be for the Packers to beat New York and Washington in succession, and for either the Lions or Cardinals to defeat the Bears. The Rams aren't given much of a chance to spring an upset. Dope indicates that Detroit and the Cardinals both have a good chance to whip the Bruins. The Bears and Lions clash Thanksgiving day in Detroit, the occasion being "Dutch Clark Day", when the popular Lion leader will be presented with a motor car. Dutch needs little enough inspiration at best, and the added incentive is likely to result in one of his greatest games...ANGRY AT BEARS: Furthermore, the Lions have a deep-rooted and apparently valid belief that they were treated harshly by the officials in the Chicago game, and they'll do their their best to take it out on the Bears. Much as the Lions dislike the Packers, they hate the Chicagoans worse. The Cardinals, too, are priming for the Bears, and, if Coach George Halas' men should lose to both the Lions and Cards, Packers fans would breathe easier. Right now the chief concern of Coach E.L. Lambeau and his Packers is the New York game, set for the Polo Grounds next Sunday. The Packers will leave on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa at 5:36 tonight, and will arrive at New York tomorrow afternoon. As soon as they reach the Victoria hotel, arrangements will be made for a practice field. Coach Lambeau is most anxious to get his men on the turf, both to shake off effects of the long train ride, and to give halfback George Sauer, who recently rejoined the squad, a chance to polish up further on the Green Bay plays...MANY CHANGES MADE: Sauer learned the Packers setup thoroughly for the All Star game, but many changes have been made since then in the heat of the league campaign, and the big back doesn't want to make any blunders.
NOV 17 (New York) - The Green Bay Packers of the National Pro Football league are well on the way to one of the greatest offensive records in the history of the professional game. The Packers scored 37 points, gained 453 yards and completed 11 out of 19 passes against Philadelphia Sunday to take over the passing leadership from the Washington Redskins and increase their hold on first place in ground gaining and scoring. In nine games the Packers have score 214 points, gained 2,800 yards from scrimmage and completed 44 percent of their passes. Their passing mark is 3 percent better than their record-breaking 41 percent of last season. They are second in the western division standings. The New York Giants, Green Bay's opponents next Sunday, continue to monopolize defensive laurels despite a decisive trimming at the hands of the Detroit Lions. The Giants have held their opponents to 1,285 yards and 47 points in eight games, and lead the eastern division of the league.
Northwestern, blocked Ralph Kercheval's punt (something that happens very infrequently) and recovered it in the end zone for one of the Chicago touchdowns against Brooklyn. Wilson is developing fast.