NOV 4 (Chicago) - Larger than any crowd ever before to witness a sporting event in Wrigley field, 45,434 saw a superior Chicago Bears football team defeat the Green Bay Packers by the slim margin of askew forward passes. The score was 14 to 7. The askew passes were those thrown in the last quarter. No blame should burden either Cecil Isbell or Arnold Herber...not by all means Don Hutson. Hutson made the lone Green Bay touchdown. Sunday night about him George Halas, Bears' owner and coach, said: "He still was a thorn in our side. He and Clarke Hinkle give us more worry than any other two players in the league." George went on: "I wouldn't want to take anything away from the Packers today, but on the other hand, we were a pretty fair ball club." In that, George summed up a contest that gave the fans, all 45,434 of them, more thrills than anything that has been tossed about this league this year...CHAMPIONSHIP AT STAKE: A championship was at stake. The Bears virtually cliched that title with the win over the Packers. Lavvie Dilweg, up from Iowa City where he officiated at the Iowa-Purdue game, had this to say: "Halas hasn't only one team; he has three and each of them was equal to the task of meeting the Packers today." Phil Handler, assistant coach of the Chicago Cardinals, blamed bad signals on the Packers' failure to at least tie the score when they moved into pay dirt in the final period. "With Hinkle running the way he can, why do they water downs with passes?" Phil asked at one point when the Packers had the ball within the 10-yard line. There was an exchange shortly afterwards and with less than three minutes to play the Packers again were in the part of the world where yards were at a premium. As if Handler had been calling the plays himself, Hinkle tried twice. No profits. The Packers turned around and pitched again, and Hutson was just short of a final down...ENDED BALL GAME: For the Packers, that ended the ball game. As a matter of fact, the tilt was adjourned officially right thereafter. Barney Ross, one of the greatest fighters ever to step into a ring and a native of Chicago, tossed a few cheers at the Packers today - and more cheers at the Bears. Saturday night Barney said in all seriousness that if spirit along could win the game, the Bears were in. Funny thing, but the Packers too were hot for the game. That is why there were several spots when fights almost ensued. Ray Nolting of the Bears was evicted from the game at one point for unnecessary roughness. It also cost the Bears a half-distance to the goal penalty. For the Bears, there were some noteworthy revelations in the way of material that has not always been appreciated around this league. For instance, there was Jack Torrance, 285 pounds of tackle from Louisiana State...COULD HAVE HAD HIM: The Packers could have had Torrance once. He was of dubious value as a lineman; Halas toyed with him for a year before taking him seriously enough for regular line play. He came through in great style Sunday. Among the unsung players with the Bears who clicked to that extent were Lee Artoe, rookie tackle from Southern California, and George Wilson, something of a veteran end from Northwestern. All three bear the coaches' endorsement. For the Packers, well, around Chicago they are saying nice things about Hutson and Hinkle, of course, but add to that these names: Larry Buhler, for showing the boys in the press box that he really can run that football when he gets cooperation, Larry Craig for an all-around smashup game, Bill Lee who looks very much like the best right tackle in the league, and Charles Brock who is an all-American center who plays his position in an all-America manner. So is the conversation around Chicago. Where football is talked, conversation remains way up in the clouds. They think and talk of next Sunday, when the Packers play the Cardinals at Comiskey park. They speak of Cleveland's surprising showing against the Detroit Lions yesterday afternoon. Mostly, however, they speak of the Chicago Bears of George Halas...BEST TEAM EVER: Somewhere not very far concealed in the back of Chicago football minds is the thought that the Bears probably are the greatest football team ever to kill the grass on the gridiron. Howard Roberts of the Chicago Daily News, Irv Kupcinet of the Daily Times, George Strickler of the Tribune, all sportswriters of some reputation, have held this opinion from the start of the season. It was established here that this year it was either the Packers again, or the Bears. Some margin was left for the outcome of the games wherein the two would meet. When the Bears walloped the Packers at Green Bay it was less convincing than the Chicago team's win today. Despite individual effort on the part of every man in the contest, the Packers were second best right through...WIFE IN HOSPITAL: George Halas did not know it when his team took the field, but his wife had reserved hospital space for surgery on one of her legs. She went to the hospital tonight. Plus that, George Jr. has been in hospital care ever since the game between the Packers and the Bears at Green Bay. What started like a cold looks more like pneumonia. Another thought was left out of the shambles here this afternoon. It is whether or not the Packers will beat the Cardinals here next week. There is a surprising amount of support for a Cardinal victory. And once more Glenn Olson, who wasn't quite good enough for the Packers is cutting some figure in Cleveland. Any coach in the league could use him. At least, that is what the sportswriters and promoters in Chicago say.
NOV 4 (Green Bay) - The packed L's which rolled southward to the loop from Addison street after the Bears achieved their Sunday afternoon conquest over the Green Bay Packers didn't seem to display more steady, rolling power than did those same Bruins at nearby Wrigley field. Like a tidal wave of human brawn, the crushing ground attack of the Bears beat back the Packers' resistance through the minutes of the first two periods, kept them constantly on the defensive, scored the two vital touchdowns which meant the difference between victory and defeat - and which meant to the Bears the championship of the West. The barrel-chested Bears, built for blocking and geared for speed, outplayed the Packers in that first half by about as wide a margin as a professional team can register without scoring more than two touchdowns. And yet, somehow, we were more proud of the Packers in defeat yesterday than we have been in several of their victories this season. No one by a National league football player can realize truly what it means to be rocked back by the Bears, to reassemble all the human courage and fighting spirit which a man can muster, and to come back with rally after rally to scare the living daylights out of that tremendous Chicago team. The Packers did it yesterday, and their performance was noble. True, they were outplayed at many stages and several phases of the game, but they were outplayed by a team which is earning its position at the crest of the 1940 professional wave. The Bears will win the championship and, if their might is not equal to that of the Washington Redskins, then there will have been an epidemic in Chicago before the kickoff for the playoff game. You cannot question that the Packers were the better team in the second half yesterday. No matter how badly you have been outmuscled in two periods, if you can spend your final half raining forward passes over the enemy goal line, hurling bolts, any one of them which may produce a touchdown, you've come up off the floor and are trying for a knockout. The k.o. blow didn't land yesterday, but the gallantry and staying power of the Packers provided an immense measure of satisfaction. We didn't see the home team with its back struck to the wall as the sun slid downward, and even the fact that the game-winning touchdown remained "on order" couldn't erase the consciousness that the Packers had given everything they possessed for a victory...Tiny Engebretsen set a new all-time scoring record for the Packers yesterday, with his long conversion after Hutson's touchdown. That extra point was his 47th, and it enabled him to pass Red Dunn, who booted 46 during his Green Bay career. Tiny's total since 1935 now is 92, which makes him the highest scoring lineman in Packer history. On the composite list he ranks ninth, four points behind Joe Laws. Hutson's touchdown was his 44th as a Packer. Still in third place on the all-time roster, he is only 14 points behind Clarke Hinkle, and only Verne Lewellen scored more touchdowns for Green Bay than has Don. Lewellen crossed the last stripe 50 times during his Green Bay tenure.
NOV 4 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee's American Legion sponsored
Chiefs, leading contenders for the American Football league
championship, celebrated Mayor Carl Zeidler's proclaimed
"Football Day" Sunday in the Dairy Bowl by conquering the
Boston Bears, 10 to 0, with 7,366 pro grid fans looking on.
Obbie Novakofski, the ex-Lawrence ace and hero of previous
Chief wins, once again was the spearhead of the Milwaukee
attack. He threw passes for many gains, heaving an aerial to
Sherman Barnes for the game's lone touchdown; ran well while
packing the leather and got off some dandy punts. Milwaukee's
other points came on a 16 yard field goal by Bob Eckl, former
Washington High and University of Wisconsin tackle, and the
extra point conversion also by Eckl. Featuring in a well-knit
Chief defense that kept Boston in check was Barnes, end.
After snaring that touchdown pass from Novakofski, Barnes
concentrated on his  defense duties and was the mainstay of
Milwaukee's brilliant aerial defense that intercepted no less
than seven hostile passes and batted down many others. Just once was the eastern eleven allowed to penetrate into the score one, that lone threat coming in the closing minutes when the Bear passes and rushing game clicked and rolled up 68 yards to the Milwaukee 22 where the home team braced and hurled back the threat. As a result of the win the Chiefs assumed undisputed hold of second place in the flag race with a record of five wins and two defeats. They had previously shares the runnerup rung with Boston, which they defeated for the first time last week Sunday, 14 to 0. Two fumbles, the interception of a pass and Milwaukee aggressiveness kept Boston in the hole all through the second quarter. The Chiefs, on the other hand, cashed in for all their points. Shortly after the kickoff, Chuck Myre, right halfback, intercepted a Boston aerial on the 50 yard line and raced 40 yards to the Bears 10. Art Blaha, fullback, got two yards at right guard. Myre picked up 1 at right tackle and then a pass by Novakofski hit the crossbar. So, on fourth down, Eckl booted a field goal from the 16 yard stripe. Near the end of the period Eckl pounced on a Boston fumble on the Bears' 12 yard line and on the very first play Novakofski whipped a touchdown pass to Barnes, who gathered in the pigskin in front of the goal line and dove over. Eckl booted the extra point. Coach Tiny Cahoon used subs freely in the second period and the Milwaukee attack lost most of its punch. However, the reserves stood up brilliantly, especially against the Bears' vaunted aerial game. Only one Boston offensive got very far, covering 36 yards to the Milwaukee 44. Ruling of pass interference on two successive plays gave the Bears most of their yardage. The drive opened on the Boston 20 after Barnes punted 50 yards into the end zone. The lone Chief thrust into Boston territory in the second period reached the enemy 30 just before the half. The third quarter found Milwaukee doing most of the attacking, but it marched only as far as the Boston 33. The Cahoon team depended mostly on its running game, hammering at the guards and tackles, and the only real yardage the Chiefs made resulted from a few passes. Like the Chiefs, the Bears also reverted to the running game.
NOV 5 (Green Bay) - Still mathematically in the race for NFL honors, but trailing a Chicago Bears eleven which everyone expects to win the 1940 championship, the Green Bay Packers tried to reassemble the pieces today and resume practices for their game with the Chicago Cardinals at Comiskey park Sunday. Although the struggle with the Bears day before yesterday was the climax of the season for the defending champions, and their hopes were all but stamped out by the Chicago team's 14 to 7 victory, there nevertheless remain four stiff opponents on the Green Bay schedule, and Coach Curly Lambeau pointed out today that "anything can can happen in this league". The Bears ride atop the heap, two full games to the good, and facing contests against the Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins, Cleveland Rams and Chicago Cardinals...NOT STRONG ENOUGH: None of them is figured to be strong enough to upset the Bruins, but neither were the Cardinals, who did that little thing very handsomely early this season. No one has any liking for the Bears and their style of play, which means that the dearest assignment for the Lions, Redskins, Rams or Cardinals would be to humble the proud and mighty Halasmen. Perhaps they won't do it, and perhaps they will, but should the Bears take a tumble the Packers will kick themselves all over the league if indifferent play in their final four games prevents them from getting another crack at the Bruins. Coach Lambeau, Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell appeared at the Quarterback club luncheon at the Morrison hotel Monday noon, and drew lively comments from the fans, who attended in numbers...ASKS ABOUT TOUCHDOWN: They discussed the Bear game, and then answered questions by various fans. Someone asked Hutson whether or not he thought the ball was over the goal line on Joe Maniaci's touchdown, and the Packer end replied that he was in a position to see the score, and that in his opinion the ball was not over the line. A fan chirped up from the crowd and said, "Well, I was in fine position to see it, too, from the upper stands, and I would bet all the tea in China that the ball was over." Hutson replied, "I'll take a little of that tea," and drew a hand from the crowd. "The Bears look like they're in," Lambeau commented today, "but the schedule isn't finished yet, and upsets have happened before in this league."...PLAYED IMPROVED BALL: "The Packers played much improved ball i the second half, and finally reached the stride which we predicted for them all season. The defeat did not cost us out fire; in fact, we've just found it, and we are going right after the Chicago Cardinals next Sunday afternoon." The Packers will follow the same travel schedule of last weekend, leaving here on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa at 5:35 Saturday evening, and returning on the same line after the game Sunday night. Then there will remain only games at New York, Detroit and Cleveland to finish the season - barring the remote possibility of Green Bay getting into the playoff game Dec. 8. There has been some talk on moving next Sunday's starting time to 1:30, but at present the time of 2 o'clock has not been altered. Lambeau said the Packers emerged from the Bear game without any apparent new injuries and should be in at least as good shape for the Cards as they were for the Bears. 
NOV 5 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Green Bay Packers redeemed themselves Sunday. Defeated by the Bears, 14 to 7, and all but eliminated from the NFL championship picture as a result, the Bays, in all their long and glorious football history, were more glorious than they were in the second half of Sunday's fray. Outplayed, outfought, outscored in the first half, they came back in the third period and completely dominated the play and with any luck at all should have tied the score or won the game. All season long the Packers have not been the Packers of old, but in the second half they proved that they could still play the game with the best of 'em. Riddled by injuries, bruised and battered, they came back to take the play away from a great Bear club and fully redeemed themselves in the eyes of the fans who have expected so much and have seen so little from the team until the comeback Sunday. Their play in the first half was exactly like it has been most of this year. The front wall was tricked time and again by the Bears' quick opening shots which are prefaced by some hokus pokus ball handling and beautiful faking and deception. But in the second half the line bottled everything up and the Bears' offensive which had rolled over everybody and everything previously was almost helpless. I have seen the Packers play much better ball offensively than was the case Sunday, but it must be remembered that the Bears ARE a great team and WERE putting out right up to the limit of their unquestioned ability...STRATEGY WAS SOUND: Some fans questioned the Packers' strategy in scoring position, but the fact that Don Hutson dropped a pass in the end zone and that two other tosses were knocked down by almost superhuman recoveries on the part of Bob Swisher indicates to me the defensive setup was ripe for the plays that were called. The Bay touchdown came on a pass to Hutson, cutting in short back of center. They tried it again and Swisher just got there to knock it down. On the next play Don faked in, then broke wide. Swisher was caught sliding in, but recovered and by a headlong dive just managed to knock the ball down. That Don, of all people, did drop the pass that would have brought the tying touchdown only proves the uncertainty of the game and is absolute proof the strategy was not far off the right track. Even in the second half the Packers, however, did not show the alert, instinctive play that characterized their play in 1939. They failed to react sharply and all too often the failure of the linemen to react instinctively left them high and dry...COMEBACK EARNS PRAISE: On one occasions Cee Isbell was trapped in Bay territory on a pass play, but broke away from his tackler, and, with the defensive secondary far spread, had a grand chance to gallop straight up the field. He swept into a horde of mates, but the mates, I say regretfully, weren't as quick on the trigger as Cee, stumbled and stood around in a daze and one Chicago player, who did react, broke through four Packers to bring Cee down. When Larry Buhler intercepted the pass and returned it to the Chicago 11, thus setting up the Bay touchdown, Packer blockers picked him up nicely, but kept to the sidelines with him and allowed two Bears to pinch him. If they had gone out to meet the tacklers this could have been avoided as all they had to do was to slow up the defensive men a stride or two. But these lapses should be forgotten in view of the fight they showed in the third and fourth periods after their disappointing play in the first half. All we ask is that a team show fight, spirit and gameness and this the Packers revealed in abundance. The absence of Joe Laws hurt the Bays to no end, but this could have been made up if Harold Van Every, star rookie, had been able to play up to form. Hal did see some action, but his injured ankle slowed him up so that his presence hurt the attacking power of the team rather than helped it. But it can be said now that Coach Curly Lambeau had been drilling for weeks with Hal at right half to team with Isbell, proving a switch running and passing attack that, I'm sure, would have wrecked the Chicago defense. Hal is one of the few great all-around backs in the game; he runs, passes and kicks, but to augment these attributes he is a 195 pounder who can block like all get out and George Halas can thank his lucky stars Hal wasn't in shape so that the Bays could have cut loose with that double barreled attack.
NOV 5 (Chicago) - Jimmy Johnston, Washington back, has climbed into a first place tie with his teammate, Dick Todd, for the individual scoring lead of the NFL. Johnston caught two touchdown passes and Todd scored one touchdown against Pittsburgh leaving the two stars tied with 42 points apiece. Don Hutson, Green Bay end, moved into third place with 38 points, two more than Ward Cuff, New York halfback.
NOV 5 (Milwaukee) - A heavy drill was scheduled today for the Milwaukee Chiefs in preparation for their revenge attempt against the New York Yankees here Nov. 9. The Yankees recently routed the Chiefs, 30-7, in the worst defeat of the Milwaukee club's American Football league season. Coach Tiny Cahoon said his players came out of last week's 10-0 triumph over the Boston Bears in good physical shape.
NOV 5 (Chicago) - Coach Lambeau, dallying about the loop yesterday awaiting a speaking engagement, studied the NFL schedule, reflected on Sunday's battle at Wrigley field and wondered where he could find one first class miracle. A miracle, the dapper Green Bay coach believes, is about all that will keep the Chicago Bears from winning the western division title and the world championship. After whipping his Packers, 14 to 7, before a record breaking crowd of 45,434 Sunday, the Bears trek to Detroit this week, tackle Washington in the capital the following Sunday and finish with Cleveland and the Cardinals. The Packers, too, have four games left and if they win them all, the Bears must play only .500 ball between now and Dec. 1 to tie for the division title...PRAISES SPIRIT OF BEARS: "Teams like the Bears don't play .500 ball," Lambeau said, regretfully. "They are the finest team we have met in a long time and they got that way chiefly through their spirit. They are exceptionally well coached, have a superb personnel and a splendid offense, but all these essentials to greatness would not constitute an insurmountable obstacle to opponents if it wasn't for the spirit the Bears have shown all year. They beat us on it at Green Bay and they gave it to us again Sunday because they want to win, are determined to win and are willing to win the hard way. Their alertness on defense was a revelation. We had half a dozen plays designed especially for that game and the Bears broke up every one. That was nothing but alertness born of a will to win. We might just as well have had them sit in our lectures."...STYDAHAR - WHAT A MAN!: Lambeau was especially impressed with Bobby Swisher and Joe Stydahar. Stydahar, he said, did mote to beat the Packers than any other Bear. "Four times he broke up special formations designed to take care of him and each time we had two men assigned to keep him out," said the Green Bay coach. "And we didn't ask any of our clubhouse boys to block him. We picked up a couple of big fellows we think are pretty good linemen. But Stydahar barged right through them to wreck the play. He unquestionably is one of the greatest tackles ever to play football." With this praise ringing in their ears, the Bears blushed becomingly, then settled down to prepare for the Detroit game. Detroit tried to get along Sunday against Cleveland without its big blocking back, Fred Vanzo, and took a 24 to 0 thumping. Vanzo will be back Sunday and with the psychology favoring the Lions, Coach George Halas immediately began fearing Detroit...CARDS MEET PACKERS: The Packers come back to Chicago Sunday to meet the Cardinals, who spent last week scouting Green Bay in the Bear game. The last time the Cardinals scouted an opponent in a body was at Green Bay, where they watched the Bears. Then the south siders whipped the Bears, 21 to 7. Most of the Cardinal cripples will be back on Sunday and they are preparing to come up with their regular fortnightly surprise in Comiskey park.
Chicago Bears (6-1) 14, Green Bay Packers (4-3) 7 
Sunday November 3rd 1940 (at Chicago)
(CHICAGO) - The Green Bay Packers carved a mighty monument to superhuman courage on the sod of Wrigley field here Sunday afternoon, and although they left the stadium on the short end of a 14 to 7 NFL struggle with the Chicago Bears, they had the satisfaction of beating the Bears back on their heels for the duration of a thrill-packed final period. It was a magnificent epic of the professional gridiron, and it had the overflow throng of 45,434 alternately cheering and choking over as hectic a conflict as the Bears' home quarters will witness in many a day. With the game went the Western division championship - not mathematically, for both the Bears and Packers face 4-game programs before the curtain rings down for 1940 - but those who saw the Bears open the floodgates to run loose their vast sweep of power couldn't believe that two of their future contests will witness them on the tiny end of the scores. Although the Bears dominated the first half of play by a margin a sizeable as the distance from Wrigley field to the loop, the Packers dealt one mighty blow early in the second period when Arnold Herber stuffed a touchdown pass down Don Hutson's ever-receptive throat, and Tiny Engebretsen added the extra point by placement. That made the score 7 to 7, for late in the first period the Bears had marched 60 yards on a steady drumming of the line to send Joe Maniaci plunging across from the 3-yard stripe. Jack Manders kicked the point. After the Packers scored, the Bears accepted the next kickoff, worked one of their Panzer returns for 49 yards to the Packer 41, and then sailed down the rest of the way to the Green Bay 7, from which point Gary Famiglietti powered his way over. Manders again booted the conversion, and your scoring was finished for the day, although there were a lot of folks who aren't sure of it during the second half. After the intermission the Packers weren't the same outfit which tried vainly to ward off the Bears' blows earlier in the afternoon. The Green Bay line braced to knock down the heavy ball carriers and gum up the interference, to the effect that Green Bay soon was in position to launch a series of counteroffensives. For some reason which rests only with the gridiron gods, none was fated to succeed, although pass after pass poured over the Chicago goal line, and time after time Packer backs and ends streamed into the end zone for desperate attempts to nail down the ball.
The Packers lost, and to a great football team - one of the roughest, biggest and toughest which ever trod the American gridiron. Green Bay looked helpless in the first half because the Bears made it look that way, but the Packers were more glorious in defeat than they occasionally have been in victory. The Packers may be accused of dumb field generalship, of not using their running plays more frequently, but the fact is that the Bears' forward wall was the toughest thing north of Comiskey park. When the Packer ball-toters did try to ram their brains against the wall the effort usually produced little in the way of yardage, whereas Cecil Isbell and Herber connected consistently with forward passes during the second half campaign. In fact, several of their tosses came close to touchdowns that the Bears can be excused if they're shaking yet. The Packer line met at least its equal in the Chicago forwards. The Green Bay men has trouble giving their passers and punters adequate protection, even in the last phase of the game, when the Packers were pushing the Bears into reverse. Credit for staving off the Packers' most dangerous goal line drive in the last period goes to Bob Swisher, a supposedly injured halfback, who knocked down two passes to Don Hutson, one of them apparently heading right into the breadbasket. The Bears' display of power in the first period all but drove the Packers out of the precinct. The Bruins made one false start, checked by a 15-yard penalty, but they soon rebounded on the strength of a 40-yard forward pass play, Sid Luckman to George Wilson, which put the ball on the Packer 31-yard stripe. Lethal line smashes by Maniaci and Ray Nolting, plus an 11-yard gain on a Luckman to John Siegal forward pass, crowded the Packers back against their own goal line, with the ball seven yards from the last stripe. Here the Packers braced magnificently, Buckets Goldenberg and Charley Brock allowed Nolting three yards at center, and Bill Lee and Larry Craig broke up the Bears' interference to spill the same halfback for a 1-yard loss. Maniaci banged into the line to set the ball two yards from the goal, but when he tried it again on fourth down he was stopped six inches short of the promised land.
The Packers worked out a ways, and when they punted the Bears wiped out most of the yardage from the kick by returning 30 yards to the Chicago 40, aided by Luckman's lateral to George McAfee. They moved right down and scored with crushing ease. McAfee pounded around left end for 27 yards, Maniaci hit the wall for two and Nolting, apparently stopped twice at the scrimmage line, broke away each time and weaved down the field for 33 yards before Don Hutson flattened him on the Packer 3-yard stripe. On the next play Maniaci slammed it across, and Manders' kick gave the Bears a 7 to 0 lead. The Packers attempted the next kickoff, and when the Bears scattered their offense to the winds, they were forced to punt in short order. The Bears, scrimmaging in their own territory, provided the opportunity for the Packers' scoring break when Luckman turned loose a long forward pass. Larry Buhler intercepted it, cut to the sidelines and was off on a 20-yard return that didn't end until he reached the Bears' 11-yard stripe. Two line plays netted a 1-yard loss, a Herber to Uram pass gained four yards, and then Herber shot a perfect streak to Hutson, who grabbed the ball, with Danny Fortmann and Harry Clark riding his neck, for a touchdown. Engebretsen kicked the point, and the score was tied, 7-7. It didn't stay that way long. Hinkle kicked off to the Bears, who executed one of their super-fancy returns, with Ray McLean toting the ball back from his own 10 to the Green Bay 41, and that was the play which cost the Packers their tie. With Famiglietti and Clark changing off, the Bruins banged away at the line, achieving three consecutive first downs and eventually hurling Famiglietti across from the 7-yard line. Manders kicked the point and the score was 14 to 7. For the rest of the half, neither team got past midfield with the ball, both trading punts, with the Packers losing ground. The Bays had the ball deep in their own territory as the half ended. There was three or four indecisive minutes in the third period before the Packers got their first break. It was a poor punt by McAfee, which soared high and went out of bounds exactly at midfield. The Packers failed to take advantage of it, as three plays later Nolting intercepted Isbell's pass on the Chicago 25. The Bears started moving out, aided by a fast whistle when an apparent fumble by Maniaci was recovered by Isbell in Chicago country. The officials ruled that Maniaci had been stopped before he fumbled, but the Bears soon drew a 25-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness - a deficit which could have been assessed many times during the afternoon - and Luckman punted out. Here Larry Buhler soaked the line twice with terrific force, gaining 30 yards in two pokes at right tackle, and an Isbell to Hutson forward pass gained 18 more, making it first down on the Bears' 21. At this point there occurred a weird play, when Swisher intercepted Isbell's toss and lateraled to McAfee, who ran the ball out only to fumble, Russ Letlow recovering for Green Bay on the Packer 48. An Isbell to Hutson pass, followed by a lateral to speedy Smiley Johnson, gained 10 yards and started the Packers moving again, but the advance was halted when Lou Brock's fumble was recovered by Clyde Turner on the Bears' 31. The Packer line, led by Johnson and Riddick, was fighting furiously at this point, and Luckman soon had to punt. It was a punk kick, squirting off his foot to sail out bounds on the Chicago 45, giving the Packers another break.
Buhler and Isbell rode the ball for seven yards, and Isbell's pass to Carl Mulleneaux, followed by a terrific block by Buckets Goldenberg, added 18 yards more for a first down on the Chicago 20. Hinkle lost three yards at left tackle. Isbell used his head in a hurry when, trapped behind the line, he threw an apparently wild pass which Hinkle grabbed and moved in for nine yards. Isbell passed again to Mulleneaux, but only for one yard. In this clutch Hinkle came through with a pounding thrust through for seven yards and gave the Packers a first down on the 6-yard line, goal to go. Swisher spoiled everything for the Packers. He knocked down one accurate pass by Isbell and then leaped through the air to deflect another which was headed right into Hutson's arms in the end zone. On third down Famiglietti intercepted Isbell's pass on the Bears 6, and the scoring chance evaporated. In no time at all the Packers were back again for one more supreme try, destined to end in failure, The chance came when Letlow recovered McAfee's fumble on the Bears' 34.
In these closing minutes the teams fumbled constantly, not because the ball toters were careless, but because the tackling and blocking were of the teeth-rattling variety. There was one fancy exchange when Maniaci recovered Herber's fumble on the Chicago 16, and on the next play Herber picked off Maniaci's muff back on the 29. Here the Packers made their dying effort. One pass by Herber was incomplete, but a flip from Isbell gained 17 yards for a first down on the Chicago 12. Hutson almost got his gloves on Isbell's pass into the end zone, but McAfee broke it up, and on another goal line toss Isbell's peg was too strong, falling past Mulleneaux. Isbell lost seven yards on a line play and on last down he fired a completed pass to Hutson. Here was the tragedy, for the pass was complete, gaining 10 yards, but it wasn't quite enough to make a first down, and the Bears took the ball. Stalling for time, they nudged twice into the Packer line until the minutes ran out and the game ended.
GREEN BAY -  0  7  0  0 -  7
CHI BEARS -  7  7  0  0 - 14
1st - CHI - Joe Maniaci, 3-yard run (Jack Manders kick) CHICAGO BEARS 7-0
2nd - GB - Don Hutson, 5-yard pass from Arnie Herber (Engebretsen kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - CHI - Gary Famiglietti, 7-yard run (Manders kick) CHICAGO BEARS 14-7
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - When the Packers go from Chicago to New York next week for their NFL game with the Giants, they'll do it without touching the ground. Final arrangements have not been completed, pending receipt of bids from two air lines, but Coach Curly Lambeau said today that he has decided definitely that the Packers will be the first professional football team
to travel to a game site by air. The Packers play the
Giants at the Polo Grounds Sunday, Nov. 17, and the
previous Thursday they will leave for Chicago, there to
board two chartered airliners for the flight to the East.
They will return the same way, leaving New York 
Monday morning, Nov. 18, and arriving home late that
afternoon...BENEFITS BY AIR TRAVEL: Lambeau
believes that the squad will benefit immeasurably by its
change in travel plans. Collegiate football teams which 
have flown to game always have appeared to be in 
better condition for so doing, and the Packer coach
recalls that as far back as 1926 Gene Tunney flew to 
his Philadelphia fight with Jack Dempsey, suffering no ill
effects of sufficient importance to keep him from winning
the scrap. By leaving Green Bay on Thursday morning
and arriving in New York that night, the Packers will 
miss only one day of practice. They will work out at
New York Friday and Saturday, and will be in prime
shape to tackle the Giants on Sunday afternoon. As the
New Yorkers are about the hardest club in the league to
beat on their home gridiron (reference: the Packers of
1938), Lambeau is anxious to get any advantage he 
can...CARDINALS COME FIRST: Before the Packers 
can entertain bird-like thoughts of their New York flight,
they'll have to concentrate upon a rugged assignment
closer at hand. Next Sunday afternoon they are billed to
meet the Chicago Cardinals at Comiskey park, facing
an opponent which is building up a new hose of South
Side fans and which has been undefeated on its home
grounds. The Cardinals are thoroughly convinced that
they will whip the Packers, to get even for the beating
they took in Milwaukee earlier in the season, and as 
the Green Bay team is as unpredictable as a Green
Bay springtime, they may accomplish just that. The
Packers, in an out all season, hit a strong point in the
last half against the Bears last Sunday, but they'll have
to gallop at top speed for the duration of the Cardinal
game to avoid another shellacking...DEPRESSED BY
DEFEAT: The team is in good shape physically, always
excepting Joe Laws and Charley Schultz, who are lost
apparently for the year, but their mental state is another
thing, and many of the men have been depressed since
losing to the Bears. If they are unable to snap out of it,
the team may run into further disaster during its last
four games, all of them against tough, vengeful
opponents. Once the Cardinal and New York dates are
finished, the Packers will engage Detroit and Cleveland
before the end of the schedule.
NOV 8 (New York) - Members of the undefeated
Washington Redskins dominate the NFL race for
individual honors as it has never been dominated before,
according to statistics for the eight week of play
released today which reveal them among the first five
leaders nine times, with Slingin' Sammy Baugh the
standout of the NFL. Baugh, in addition to his amazing
record-breaking forward passing performances, is the
league's leading punter and also has the most yards
gained on intercepted passes. Jimmy Johnston and 
Dick Todd are tied for scoring honors while Bob
Masterson is in a fifth place tie; Johnston is third and
Wayne Milner fifth in pass receiving, and Todd is also
fourth in ground gaining. Baugh has completed 68 
passes out of 96 thrown for 950 yards, 10 touchdowns
and a 70 percent efficiency average in addition to 
gaining 84 yards on intercepted passes, and punting for
a 49-yard average from the line of scrimmage. His
performances overshadow the close race for ground
gaining honors between Whizzer Whjte, Detroit, and 
Banks McFadden, Brooklyn, and the pass receiving
stretch duel between Don Looney, Philadelphia, and 
Don Hutson, Green Bay...WHITE REGAINS LEAD: 
White regained the ground gaining lead from McFadden
with 366 yards to 326. McFadden's average of 7.4 yards
per carry is still the best in the circuit, however. Parker
Hall, Cleveland, remains in third place with 308 yards, 
while Todd rose from seventh to fourth with 275 yards,
and Walt Nielsen, New York, jumped from twelfth to fifth
with 252 yards. Hutson tied a league record for one 
game when he caught eight passes against the Bears,
to put him into a first place tie with rookie Don Looney,
Philadelphia, with 33 receptions for the season. It is the
first time Hutson ever caught eight passes in one game
though he has been in the league champion receivier
three of the last four seasons. Looney accomplished 
the feat twice this season. The two leaders are only
eight receptions away from the league record of 41 in
one season. Johnston of Washington has 21 and 
Gaynell Tinsley, Cardinals, 16. Carl Mulleneaux, Green
Bay, and Hutson are tied with five touchdowns by pass
receiving...RISES FROM FOURTH: Johnston rose from
fourth to a tie for first with Redskins teammate Todd in
scoring. Each has seven touchdowns for 42 points. 
Hutson is third with 38 points; Ward Cuff, New York,
fourth with 36, and John Drake, Cleveland, and Bob Masterson, Washington, are tied for fifth with 32 points each. Masterson jumped from 12th place. Masterson and Ace Parker, Brooklyn, are tied with most extra points, 11 each. Armand Niccolai, Pittsburgh, regained a clear cut title to first place in field goal kicking with six. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, and Cuff have five each. Lee Artoe, Chicago Bears, has the longest placement, a 52-yard placement. Kent Ryan, Detroit, leads Hutson in pass interceptions, 6 to 5.
NOV 8 (Green Bay) - We certainly could not observe the passing of Milton Gantenbein as an active player of the Green Bay Packers without a feeling of heartfelt appreciation for the many long years which that veteran end spent guarding the flanks of the team representing his adopted city. Almost from the time Milt broke into active duty with the Packers, back in 1931, his was one of the best known names in professional football. Noted chiefly for his defensive strength, but also a deadly pass receiver, he roamed the gridirons of the National league for almost 10 years before his transfer to the Packers' ineligible list was announced. For many seasons Gantenbein - the Goose, his mates called him - served as field captain of the Packers. His name has appeared in starting lineups so many times that no accurate count could be kept. Possessing a powerful, box-like physique which rarely was affected by the most strenuous play, Gantenbein's reputation for toughness was hard won and well sustained. Never a high scorer, Gantenbein often was used as a target for Arnold Herber's forward passes when the fleet Don Hutson sped wide as a decoy, and nine occasions between 1933 and 1939, he accepted tosses over the goal line for touchdowns. A native of La Crosse, Milt won a great gridiron reputation for himself at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as captain his senior year. He was a fooler when he turned up for his initial Packer practice. Bothered with a leg ailment at the time, he shuffled through his first workout with an apparent sluggishness that prompted many an observer to comment, "There's a boy who came up just for the ride." Well, he's had many a ride since then. He's been to the Atlantic seaboard, to the gulf plains of Texas, along the Pacific coastal region, out to Hawaii and Waikiki, all with the Packers. His big No. 22 has flashed from the darkness of Solider field in two All-Star games, has born down indiscriminately upon enemy ball carriers from New York, from Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland and the other great cities of the National football front...It's sad to see the passing of the old stars. No one just like them ever comes up to take their places. There never will be another exactly like Bobby Monnett, like Hank Bruder, like Milt Gantenbein. The Goose succeeded to a a famous number. That 22 was carried for years before Gantenbein's time by another great Packer wingman, Lavvy Dilweg. Those jerseys ought to be placed in a frame and stowed away for that little museum of Packer lore which the community will some day create for the memory of its historic football team. Pictures of great players will hang on the walls of that place. Fans of the past will come back to gaze again upon the likenesses of Verne Lewellen or Dilweg, Hubbard, Michalske; fans of the future will see the faces of Bruder, Hinkle, Hutson, Herber and others in that long parade of professional football immortality. And Gantenbein's name will rank high on the list.
NOV 8 (Chicago) - Back in the days when there was a cheer on the Midway once in awhile, and something to cheer about, A.A. Stagg authored an axiom that has become part of modern football. He said the best defense is a good offense. After weeks of attempting to defend their world championship by various other means, the Green Bay Packers have gone back to Stagg's strategy this week in preparation for their engagement with the Cardinals in Comiskey park Sunday. Defense has been ignored. All stress is being placed on scoring...STRATEGY IN ALL-STAR GAME: "That was our strategy in the Chicago All-Star game," Coach Curly Lambeau said yesterday. "It was our strategy in the exhibition game with Washington. We are back to it now and we will stand or fall on it for the remainder of the season. We are willing to let the other fellow get as many touchdowns as he has time for, but we intend to be too busy getting them ourselves for him to outscore us." The Packers' three weeks' preparation for the All-Star game was devoted almost entirely to offense. The soundness of such strategy was demonstrated when the Packers came from behind with a burst of touchdown fireworks to gallop off with the game, 45 to 28. Washington, with is great scoring machine, follows the same plan, but when it ran up against the Packers, using the same tactics, went down to defeat, 28 to 21...PLENTY OF OFFENSE SUNDAY: After seeing the Packers miss half a dozen chances to tie the Bear game last week, Lambeau decided it was time to make a change. The change was a return to offensive football. He outlined his plan over long distance telephone yesterday, concluding the conversation with a promise that there would be plenty of offensive football in Comiskey park Sunday. Meanwhile Chicago's two baseball parks are busy places every morning with the Bears stepping up the tempo in Wrigley field in preparation for their invasion on Detroit Sunday and the Cardinals polishing their attack for the Green Bay game. The Bears will wind up their work tomorrow morning, then board an afternoon train for Detroit. Final preparations in the Cardinal camp also will be made tomorrow.
NOV 8 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Having made additional friends via their impressive victory over the Boston Bears last Sunday, the Milwaukee Chiefs undoubtedly will be playing before their biggest home crowd of the season next Sunday when they tackle the New York Yankees and Bill Hutchinson, the former Dartmouth star who is rated the top backfielder in the American league. Milwaukee football fans have taken kindly to the Chiefs, their hustle, their fight and their team spirit and they want to see what manner of team the Yankees are in view of the sound shellacking the New Yorkers dished out to the Milwaukee club a few weeks back. That they'll take another shellacking - or even lose - is the thought farthest from the Chiefs' noble brows. They know what was wrong in the New York game and they intend to prove their point. First of all, the previous game followed by a few days the Chiefs' first defeat of the year, at the hands of the Columbus Bullies, a team the Chiefs beat here and outplayed from Nome to El Paso at Columbus. Secondly, it was the Chiefs' third game in eight days. Thirdly, the Chiefs were forced to travel in day coaches, due to the financial mixup the previous owners got into and the inability of the American Legion to straighten out the financial structure prior to the trip. Now all is serene along the Chiefs' battlefront. The boys are eating regularly and they KNOW they can whale the tar out of Jack McBride's hopefuls...DON'T WANT WAR: Writing about the Chiefs and the American league brings to mind an earlier sports war - between the National Baseball league and the "outlaw" American league. Back at the turn of the century the American league started in opposition to the National. It was a war to the finish. The new baseball loop owners had no scruples, asked no quarter and gave none. They invaded the lair of the enemy, they stole National league players by offering bigger salaries and they forced recognition from the senior circuit. Since then the American league teams have done a fairly good job of proving their right to major league rank. What, I have been asked, would the National Professional Football league do if the American league decided to raid the National league teams and steal their players? First of all, it would be a grand and glorious thing for some of the players, but in the end it would be a disastrous thing for the majority of players and a number of teams in both leagues. The American league is not constructed financially to war with the established National league. Some of the National league clubs are not ready financially for such a war, but, in the main, the National can - and would - stand the rigors of a war much better than the younger circuit, which, I believe, is being built slowly, but solidly and surely. Much better, I think, for the American league to go along on an even keel, picking up such stars as Hutchinson, Sherman Barnes and Len Aken of the Chiefs and other highlighters than to attempt to raid the rosters of the National league...ROOM FOR BOTH: As a matter of fact there is room, plenty of room, for both circuits, and as long as they work 
NOV 7 (Green Bay) - Milton Gantenbein, a veteran of the Green Bay Packers for 10 seasons, has been placed on the team's ineligible list for the balance of the season, Coach Curly Lambeau announced today. The announcement was made as the Packers drilled for the Western division engagement against the Cardinals at Chicago Sunday - a meeting which Lambeau believes is filled with peril for the Packers. The Cardinals are undefeated at Comiskey park, their victories including a triumph over the Bears, and they apparently believe firmly that they are going to add the Packers to their list of victims. "This opponent of ours will be highly geared," Lambeau said today, "and they are set to beat the pants off us. We still have not played our best football against league competition this fall, and if we hit our stride, we are going to give someone an awful licking. If we ever get to the peak, I am confident we'll stay there." Lambeau had planned to attend the East-West game last night, but he was called to Milwaukee to appear on the WISN Hot Stove league program, a free-for-all sports discussion involving Lambeau, Alan Hale, Stoney McGlynn and Red Thisted. The program is informal, consisting of sports discussion for half an hour. Lloyd Larson usually appears on it, but he umpired the East-West game here...WOODS MAY SEE ACTION: Other than the Gantenbein action there was little news from the Packer squad today. Bobby Woods, the New Alabama tackle, seems to coming along well and may get his baptism of fire against the Cardinals. The Packers are without any new injuries and face four tough opponents in a row - the Cardinals, New York Giants, Detroit Lions and Cleveland Rams. The team will leave at 5:35 Saturday afternoon on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa, and will headquarter at the Knickerbocker hotel while in Chicago. The return trip will be made Sunday night, as the Packers will work out here for the week before the game at New York.
NOV 7 (New York) - Washington's offensive superiority
in the NFL is indicated clearly in this week's team 
statistics, which show the Redskins ahead of Green
Bay, their closest rival, 205 yards in ground gaining, 20
percent in passing efficiency and 60 points in scoring.
The Redskins are traveling at a record breaking pace 
reveal the Redskins' total as 2,339 yards in ground
gaining, 93 completions out of 148 for 62 percent 
efficiency in forward passing, and 204 points scored.
They are averaging two pass completions and 4 percent
efficiency and two points better than existing league
records in the departments..SECOND ON OFFENSE:
Green Bay is second in all offensive departments with
2,134 yards, 85 out of 199 passes for 42 percent, and
144 points. The Bears are third in ground gaining and
scoring with 1,911 yards and 143 points. Philadelphia is
third in forward passing with 90 out of 218 for 41
percent. New York, with 1,338 yards for opponents, the
Chicago Cardinals with 35 percent opponents' passes,
and Brooklyn allowing only 77 points are the best
defensive units in the circuit.
NOV 7 (Chicago) - A two week's rest from actual play and the fact that the Cardinals have been able to win their only two games at home territory will be to the advantage of Jimmy Conzelman's red-shirts when they tackle the powerful Green Bay Packers at Comiskey park Sunday afternoon. Prior to their opening game in Chicago against the Bears at Comiskey park Sept. 25, the Red Birds had a 10-day rest and they were able to topple the Bears by a 21-7 score...BADLY SHAKEN UP: Now with the Packers still badly shaken up over their 14-7 loss to the Bears in a grueling battle last Sunday the 1939 champions are in the same predicament the Cardinals were in when they faced the Packers in Milwaukee four days after the Bear contest. Sunday the Cardinals will be in better shape than they have been since they faced the Bears several weeks ago. Two of their stars, Tony Blazine, the veteran tackle, and Motts Tonelli, rookie fullback, who have been missing from the Cardinal lineup in the two games against Cleveland and Washington, now are back...MAINSTAY IN LINE: Blazine's return is expected to help the Cardinal forward wall, as the veteran has been one of the mainstays of the Red Bird line for many campaigns. Tonelli was going great in the fullback post until laid low in the Detroit game on October 5 when he broke his left ankle. Coach Conzelman and his able assistants, Chile Walsh and Phil Handler, have been going over their pass defense plays with the squad pinning its hopes on stopping Don Hutson, the demon Packer catcher. Kickoff Sunday is scheduled for 1:30 p.m.
NOV 7 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Those gridiron fans who attended Sunday's Packers-Bears melee in Chicago missed a great bet if they didn't cast a few glances toward rival benches, or their immediate proximity, and thus get an eyeful of what the rival mentors were doing. Mr. George Halas, owner-coach of the Bears, was up and down on the bench, up field and down field, into the playing field and hiding in the dugout; Mr. Curly Lambeau of the Packers was a study in emotions, storming and raving at times and at other times standing immobile like a dog on point. Of the two, Georgie Porgie was the more violent and made no attempts to hide his displeasure over decisions of the officials. At that, Georgia Porgie is something to marvel at. He had an all time record crowd with gate receipts well over $100,000. In other words he's the kind of a guy who'd kick with $100,000 in his kick...CURLY PLANS CHANGES: Despite what our esteemed friends and fellow member of the B.P.A. and H.D.S. (Bears-Packers Ancient and Honorable Debating Society), Johnny Sisk, has to say the fact remains Johnny's old playmates, the Bears, had to have the breaks to win. However, this has not caused Coach Curly of the Packers to change his mind about rebuilding the Bays for the 1941 campaign. Early this year, when it was apparent the Packers lacked that spark, will to win and zest for the game, Curly said he'd rebuild on a moment's notice if his present material did not measure up, if players showed they lacked that desire to win that characterized their play in other years. During the first half Sunday several players gave additional evidence they did not have that desire. The fact that they came back in the second half and played the Bears off their feet did not obscure their failure to do so in the first half and you can bet the Bays will be minus from six to nine familiar faces when the 1941 season rolls around...'MUST HAVE DESIRE': Reminded that the Bays did come through in the second half, the head man of the Packers retorted in no uncertain manner:"Hell, yes they played ball for 30 minutes, but to win in this league you have to have players who play ball for 60 minutes. They had desire for the last half, but the lack of desire the first half cost us the game. I'm going to have players in 1941 who have desire to win in every minute of every game and who have that desire between games. I told you early this season we'd rebuild at the drop of the hat if our players showed they lacked will to win and desire. That still goes." And I know Curly means it. As much as he'd like to string along with some who have performed nobly in the last, the head man knows that sentiment had no place in professional football, that deeds, not past records win games. He is out to win games, first, last and all the time and will hire and fire with equal abandon to reach his goal. Sometimes in the past he had made enemies for himself by getting rid of players who have started to go over the hill. But he has kept the Packer football efficiency at or near the peak by so doing and has made friends for the Packers brand of ball - if not for himself...HUTSON IS HUMAN: Ya know football is a funny ol' game. A few years back the Bears' great end, Plasman, crashed into the wall at the south end of the field after taking a pass. Along about the same time Eddie Jankowski of the Packers ran headlong into the dugout. Although both accidents occurred some time ago, they had an important bearing on the outcome of Sunday's game. Movies of the game show, and statements of news photographers who were right there bear out, that Don Hutson momentarily took his eyes off the ball to get his bearings in relation to the wall and the dugout. This lapse was more than likely the main reason why Don dropped the pass that hit him in the chest while he was standing in the end zone. That's a break of the game and, surely, Packer fans won't cast any harsh looks Don's way. He has pulled many a game out of the fire with almost impossible catches and the mental hazard of the wall and dugout proved that even Hutson is human after all.
NOV 7 (Milwaukee) - Coach Tiny Cahoon sent his Milwaukee Chiefs through another practice session Wednesday preparatory to the visit of the New York Yankees at State fair park on Sunday. If the Chiefs can defeat the Yankees and the Boston Bears upset the league-leading Columbus Bullies, the Milwaukee club can gain a tie for first position in the close AFL championship race. The Yankees defeated the Chiefs 30 to 7 earlier in the season.
NOV 7 (Chicago) - An undermanned, but highly organized, Cardinal defense corps spent another morning in Comiskey park yesterday perfecting a reception for Green Bay's vaunted aerial attack. At the conclusion of the drill it was obvious that a small group of observers were impressed and would not be surprised in the league if the Cardinals defeat the defending champions on the south side Sunday. Green Bay's attack, despite such dangerous ball carriers as Clarke Hinkle, Larry Buhler and Cecil Isbell, is essentially an aerial offensive built around the matchless ability of Don Hutson. Hutson is a dangerous receiver, so dangerous in fact that he makes other Packer receivers equally dangerous by his presence in the game. Hutson must be watched and watched diligently no matter whether he is the intended receiver or not. And while the defense is watching Hutson another receiver breaks into the clear...CARDINALS ARE TOUGH: All this sounds extremely ominous to the chances of a club which has been in and out of the western division cellar. But there is another side to the story. The young Cardinals, for all their lack of experience in professional football, and the scarcity of reserves, are an alert, rugged, defensive club and probably will be quite successful against the Packers' running attack. This leaves it up to the pass defense. According to the last official audit, the Cardinals are leading the league in pass defense. In eight games they have broken up 65 percent of the passes thrown against them. Among this list of eight games are meetings with Washington and Green Bay, the teams which stand one-two in pass efficiency in the National league. Washington has completed 62 percent of its passes and Green Bay 42 percent. What the Cardinals have done before they can do Sunday, and one gathers around Comiskey park these days that they can do it better than before. Coach Jimmy Conzelman's pass defense strategy is built around old, accepted principals. He rushes the passer. The Cardinal line has shown an aptitude for this type of work. The Bears proved last week that Packer passes can be rushed without too much trouble and the Cardinals insist if the Bears can do it they can, too. They beat the Bears, you'll remember...CARDINALS HAVE SPIRIT: This defiant expression of confidence has been one of the Cardinals' chief assets. They have been a spirited club in every game so far. It is this spirit that makes an alert team. Coach Curly Lambeau attributes the Bears' success to it and he looks forward with little enthusiasm to meeting a Cardinal club of the same fiber, even though the Cardinals do not have a personnel comparable to that of the Bears.
NOV 6 (Green Bay) - The problem of getting his Green Bay Packers into the proper mental attitude to strike for victories in their four final NFL games faced Coach Curly Lambeau today as the team drilled for its encounter with the Chicago Cardinals at Comiskey park next Sunday. Things looked right now as though the Packers haven't more than an outside chance to tie the Chicago Bears for first place in the Western division, and Lambeau concedes it. However, the Packer coach is a Wilkie for doggedness and he repeated today that "upsets have happened in this league before." That means he thinks there is a possibility that the Bears may trip twice against their final opponents, who are tough enough, at that. The Bruins play consecutively against the Detroit Lions, the Washington Redskins, the Cleveland Rams and the Cardinals. "We will keep trying to improve, and to get our men in the right frame of mind for victory in their final game," he said. "If we can't finish first, we want to finish second." The coach received a shock when he looked over motion pictures of the Packer-Bear game yesterday afternoon. The films showed that on several key running plays the lack of action by a few men prevented almost certain scores, particularly on line attempts from around midfield...MOVE AT TOP SPEED: The film also showed that some of the Packers were traveling at top speed throughout the game. "We know the Bears are big and tough and a great football team," said Lambeau, "and we'll concede them 14 points in any game. However, we should have scored 21 points against them. We should have matched their power with our maneuverability, but failure to catch passes at crucial intervals, and failure of all men to block properly at all times, was costly." The frequent shifting of players to plug gaps caused by injuries also may have been a factor. Larry Buhler has played blocking back, right half and fullback this year, while Andy Uram and Cecil Isbell have been used at both halves. But the contest with the Bears is behind them, and the Packers face a none too gentle reception by the Cardinals next Sunday. The Bays will journey to Chicago on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa at 5:35 Saturday evening, and will return on the same line, leaving Chicago at 7:25 Sunday night. They will stay at the Knickerbocker hotel while in Chicago...SETTLE OLD SCORES: The Cardinals have definite intentions of finishing higher in the Western division race, and furthermore have a number of old scores to settle with the Packers. If they trip up the Bays Sunday, and the Bears conquer the Lions - something they shouldn't have done the last time the teams met - the Bays merely will be going through the motions for the rest of the season. Unless the dope is spilled radically, it will be the Bears and Redskins who will collide in the league playoff game at Washington Sunday, Dec. 8. These teams met once before for the league title, in 1937, when Washington humbled the Bears at Wrigley field in a super-thriller, 28 to 21. If they collide this season, however, most fans will be inclined to side with the Bears' Panzer unit. The Packers emerged from their Sunday battle without any additional injuries, and Lambeau expects them to be in good shape for their next tussle.
NOV 6 (Kenosha) - John Dolan, Kenosha Cardinal end, has been appointed game captain for the football game here tonight with the Boston Bears of the American league. The Bears have taken two beatings from the Milwaukee Chiefs and will be out to win tonight. The Cards have six wins in nine starts and are scheduled to play the New York Yankees here Nov. 12 and the Milwaukee Chiefs Sunday, Nov. 17, at Milwaukee.
NOV 6 (Milwaukee) - A twisted knee and a sprained ankle wrote finis to Bob Temple's 1940 career with the Milwaukee Chiefs professional football team. Temple, one of the finest wingmen in the American league, suffered injuries in last Sunday's game against the Boston Bears and will be out for the remainder of the season. Coach Tiny Cahoon's Chiefs hope to tie a defeat on the New York Yankees when they invade Milwaukee Sunday, the New York footballers whipped the Milwaukeeans five touchdowns to one on the Chiefs' visit to the East. The Chiefs are currently in second place in the torrid American league race. Columbus is one game ahead.
NOV 6 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals gathered around Coach Jimmy Conzelman yesterday and gave him a lecture. There was nothing about the Green Bay Packers, they said, that made it impossible for them to finish their season with a perfect home record. In fact, after scouting the Packers against the Bears, the Cardinals can see no reason why they should not win their third straight in Comiskey park when the Packers come back to town Sunday. Victory will make their season an unqualified success. It will give the young and undermanned Cardinals an even break with Green Bay, Cleveland and the Bears (provided thjey don't whip the Bears again and sweep the series). This is a better record than a Cardinal team has compiled in many autumns...The Cardinals' hopes of adding the Packers to their list of Comiskey park victims, along with the Bears and Cleveland, the only other teams that have played in their new home, were buoyed yesterday with the announcement that Motts Tonnelli, the former Notre Dame star, would be ready to take his place in the backfield again. Tony Blazine, veteran tackle, will be available for the game...The Bears, escaping the bruising Green Bay game without an injury worth mentioning, got down to work yesterday for their invasion of Detroit this week. The first order of business was a victory parade in which Bobby Swisher was hoisted to the shoulders of his teammates and roundly cheered for saving the game with his superb pass defense. Afterwards, just to keep his ego within bounds, little Bobby was pitched under an ice cold shower, overcoat, hat, new suit and all...Milt Trost, former Marquette and Chicago Bear tackle, has been released by the Philadelphia Eagles, along with halfback Johnny Cole and guard Bill Hughes. "We felt the boys just weren't playing as well as they could," said owner Bert Bell in announcing the dismissals...After John Montgomery, fullback and son of the Brown university coach, fractured his nose in the Brooklyn game Sunday for the fifth time, he turned to Coach Steve Owen of the New York Giants and said: "Well, from now on, I'll look just like my old man."
​NOV 6 (Green Bay) - Coach (Curly) Lambeau today sent the Packers through workouts pointing toward Sunday's game at Chicago with the Cardinals, asserting, "If we can't finish first, we want to finish second." Lambeau described himself as "surprised" when he saw motion pictures of the Packer-Chicago Bears game. In a few important running plays several players were loafing. "We should have scored 21 points against the Bears," he said, "instead of losing as we did." The Cardinals will furnish the Bays with trouble. Earlier this season they spilled the Bears.
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - A Western division football brawl involving the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Cardinals is billed for Comiskey park tomorrow afternoon, with the Packers fighting to avoid a disastrous finish to an erratic season and the Cardinals scrapping for a higher rung on the divisional leader. The Packers were to leave for Chicago at 5:35 this afternoon on the Milwaukee Road Chippewa, and will be ready to go at the South Side park by 1:30 Sunday afternoon, the time of the kickoff. The Cardinals, who have wallowed in the National league trough for many years, are in a good spot to achieve victories over every one of their Western division rivals in the same season. Already they have defeated the Detroit Lions, the Cleveland Rams and the Chicago Bears, but they were humbled by the Packers earlier in the season and thus have not conquered the Green Bay eleven. If the Cards win tomorrow, and engineer an even break against their Western opposition, Coach Jimmy Conzelman''s first year with the South Siders will be voted a huge success. The Packers, depressed after their loss to the Bears last Sunday, don't rule favorites over the Cardinals by a vast margin. The Redbirds have been unbeaten at Comiskey park, where they are attempting to build up a South Side patronage, and by self admission they are laying for the champions, planning to nail them on the rebound from the Bear game. The entire Cardinal squad, led by Conzelman, was at Wrigley field last Sunday, each man charting his own assignments for the game, and if ever the Cards were ripe for a victory, Sunday will be the time. The Packers are in good enough shape physically, barring the chronic invalids, Joe Laws and Charley Schultz. There is a possibility that Bobby Woods, University of Alabama tackle who has been working out for several weeks, will be placed on the eligibility list and get his first taste of action in a Green Bay suit...STILL NOT ELIMINATED: Although four games remain on the 1940 schedule of the Packers, and they are still mathematically in the Western division campaign (but needing two losses by the Bears to get anywhere), Coach Curly Lambeau is already glancing ahead to the National league draft meeting, schedule for Dec. 7-8, probably at Washington. If the Packers finish lower than usual in the National loop race this season, they will have for once a better crack at the outstanding collegiate candidates, and Lambeau is the first to admit that the Green Bay team is in need of serious rebuilding for the 1941 race. Prospective professional football players are being tabulated carefully, and feelers are being sent out to coaches and scouts who have seen them play. The cream of the 1940 crop will be drafted by National league clubs when they meet for their annual meeting, and a good share of the rookies will wind up in Green Bay's camp...FLY TO NEW YORK: Final arrangements have been completed for the air flight to New York next week, prior to the Packer-Giant game at the Polo Grounds. The trip will be taken in two chartered United Airlines planes, leaving Chicago early Thursday afternoon. Each plane will carry 21, affording ample room for players, coaches and officials. The occasion will mark the first time that a professional football team ever has flown to the scene of a game, although university teams have tried the stunt successfully several times. The Packers' return will be made by plane, as far as Chicago, with the players arriving home on the Chippewa late Monday afternoon.
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - Random notes from the NFL campaign: It's a well-known fact that the Packers rarely miss a point after touchdown. Tiny Engebretsen, Ernie Smith and Clarke Hinkle have done the majority of the booting over the past half-decade, but last season and this Don Hutson, who never has blown a conversion in high school, college and the National league, has been boosting his scoring total with extra point kicks. Arthur Henne, Oconto Falls, writes in to inquire just when the Packers last failed to convert after a touchdown. Well, it wasn't so long ago. Nov. 12, 1939 at Philadelphia, Engebretsen missed an extra point in the second period. The Packers have added every extra point successfully then...Grenny Landsell, the all-America quarterback so eagerly snatched by the New York Giants from U.S.C.'s undefeated 1939 team, has been shipped to the Giants' Jersey City farm for further seasoning...Don Hutson's twin brothers, Robert and Raymond, didn't follow their older brother's lead in Sigma Chi fraternity at the University of Alabama. The freshman halfbacks went Kappa Alpha, old southern fraternity...Four National league single game records have been tied this season. Detroit scored on six touchdown runs, while Detroit and the Chicago Bears intercepted seven opponents' passes in one contest to tie team records. Individual marks for one game have been tied by Don Looney, Philadelphia; Hutson; Johnny Drake, Cleveland; and Jimmy Johnston, Washington. Looney caught eight passes in one game twice and Hutson once; Johnstron and Drake each tallied three touchdowns in one contest...Slinging Sammy Baugh is pitching the Washington Redskins into the league's Eastern championship on the strength of greatly improved physical condition, more fakes and increased efficiency of pass catchers. In seven games Baugh threw 96 passes, complete 69 for 950 yards, including 10 touchdowns, for a .708 efficiency average. He has averaged 10 yards, or a first down, every time he pitched this season, which includes 28 passed that missed...Lou Little of Columbia brings up the old refrain in the Satevepost by saying that a good pro team is no better than a good college team. Wish Columbia could play the Bears...Charley Brickley, a famous dropkicker at Harvard a few years ago, is conducting a radio class at New York for placement kickers. He records attempted conversions and those successful each week and comes up with some interesting figures. National league teams, he finds, make good on 86 percent of their attempted extra points, while college teams make good on 54 percent. Of course, the pros are kicking for 10 yards closer. National league players also have negotiated successfully one of out every two field goals attempted this season.
NOV 9 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs, soundly trounced by the New York Yankees a few weeks ago, entertain the New Yorkers Sunday in an American league football game at State Fair park. Caught in their only poor game of the year at New York, the Chiefs are keyed up for this one and confidently expect a victory.
NOV 9 (Chicago) - This apparently is the year when the world champion Green Bay Packers just cannot catch up with the Chicago Bears. The Packers come to town again tonight to meet the Cardinals in Comiskey park at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow. But before they arrive the Bears will have departed for Detroit. However, hope springs eternal in Green Bay, and the Packers will keep on trying with all their energies directing toward creating a playoff for the western division championship. After a week devoted to offense, they'll take up the chase tomorrow, fully expecting to get some help from the Detroit Lions. A Lion victory, provided the Packers conquer the Cardinals, will enhance Green Bay's mathematical possibilities, leaving it only one game behind the Bears with three games to go. The Bears have also three games after the Detroit engagement. The Cardinal-Packer game, in which the Cardinals will be striving to finish the season with a perfect home record in Comiskey park, is expected to be an offensive battle in which the Chicagoans will match a sound running game with the Packers' dangerous passing attack. Coach Curly Lambeau reports the Packers in better shape physically than they were for the Bear game and Coach Jimmy Conzelman's Cardinals definitely are healthier than they were two weeks ago when they whipped Cleveland, 17 to 7. Conzelman expects to start a backfield composed of Buddy Parker at quarterback; Hugh McCullough at left half, John Hall at right and Marshall Goldberg at fullback. This appears to be the Cardinals' best balanced quartet. All the Bears, except Ray Bray and George Musso, will make the trip to Detroit, prepared to oppose the Lions. Bill Osmanski is ready again after a prolonged absence because of a knee injury.
NOV 10 (Chicago) - The voice from the cellar, Chicago's Cardinals, will attempt today to stampede the western division into drafting the Chicago Bears for the NFL's playoff. Beginning at 1:30 o'clock in Comiskey park, the Voice will set up a din in the form of a stout defense and a willing offense in an effort to shout down the Green Bay Packers. Unbeaten at home, but whipped four times on the road, the last place Cardinals can settle the western division race, to all 
intents and purposes, by beating the Packers, provided
the Bear juggernaut retains a full head of steam as it
approaches Detroit this afternoon. Victory by both
Chicago teams will guarantee the Bears of a tie for the
title, as standings are computed...UPHILL PULL FOR
PACKERS: But as reasoning runs, a double Chicago
victory today will be tantamount to a Chicago Bear
championship, since to salvage so much as a tie if they
lose one more game, the Packers will have to finish with
three consecutive triumphs while the Bears are losing
to Washington, Cleveland and the Cardinals. Not even a
Hurja poll, taken in Green Bay, would prophesy such a
miracle. What then are the Cardinals' chances against
the Packers? Disregarding the respective personnels, in
which the Cardinals are definitely second best, and
sticking strictly to the records, their chances are 
excellent. They have been the most unpredictable unit
in the league. Without a thing that outwardly resembles
a major league attack for want of a left halfback, they 
have scored on every team they have met, getting at
least one touchdown in every game except for the 
scoreless tie with the Lions, against whom they scored
twice in a subsequent meeting...STRONG PASS
DEFENSE: Their pass defense is the best in the league
allowing only 35 percent of opponents' passes to be
completed against them in eight games. One of their
two victories was scored against the Bears. The other
came at the expense of a Cleveland team which was
good enough to triumph, 24 to 0, over the Lions, the
conquerors of the Packers several weeks ago. And
undefeated Washington's biggest scare of the season
came from these same Cardinals. Only one thing is
certain about the Cardinals. No team in the NFL plays
up to the extent of its ability as regularly. The young
men whom Coach Jimmy Conzelman affectionately
calls "my football team" have spirit to burn. Their best
games have been played against their strongest
opponents and at regular two week intervals. It has been
two weeks since they gave an impressive demonstration
in winning their second game in Comiskey park. They
have yet to be beaten at home...BEARS WARY OF
LIONS: Over in Detroit, a capacity crowd of 25,000 is expected to see the Bears fight off a possible letdown as well as a Lion team that has been shaken up figuratively and literally in the last seven days. The Cleveland Rams started the shaking last week by winning 24 to 0. Coach Potsy Clark completed it this week by firing six players. Bill Osmanski will be back at fullback for the Bears for the first time since he ran 34 yards through the Lions on the fourth play of the game in Wrigley field on Oct. 13 to score the winning touchdown in a 7 to 0 Bear triumph.
NOV 10 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - All but eliminated from the National Professional Football league Western division race by virtue of their third defeat of the year last Sunday at the hands of the Chicago Bears, the Green Bay Packers return to Chicago Sunday seeking to keep their faint title hopes alive in a game against the Chicago Cardinals in Comiskey park, home of the White Sox. The Packers, defending champions, must win this game and others on the card, which has frays against the New York Giants, Cleveland Rams and Detroit Lions yet to be played, if they are to remain in the hunting and at the same time the Bears must lose two of their remaining frays which include games with four toughies, Lions, Redskins, Rams and Cardinals. Although the Packers' hopes are not bright there is every chance the Bears can lose two games against such opposition and the Packers can be counted upon to continue their good play of the last half against the Bears, the first topnotch play they put forth since the first quarter of the Philadelphia game. In a game here in Milwaukee earlier this season the Bays trounced the Cards rather handily, but caught the Chicago team only four days after it had given about everything in the books while beating the Bears, 21 to 7. Any club that can beat the Bears whether or not the Halasmen had a letdown, must have something and Sunday's tussle should be a hard fought, brilliantly played one all the route. Coach Curly Lambeau has drilled the Bays hard all week and believes the Packers have at long last come into their own. The Bay maestro was far from satisfied with the showing in the first half last Sunday, largely because the club failed to show any desire for the tough going, and, despite the better spirit in the second half, says that missed assignments cost the Bays two touchdowns in the second half. As a result he laid down the law this past week, has started his 1941 housecleaning and many other players will be battling to save their jobs Sunday. It is likely that Hal Van Every, slowed up last week by ankle injury, and Cecil Isbell will be teamed in one backfield and if so we can expect a double barreled attack. Hal is one of the team's best blockers in addition to rating highly in the ball totin', passing and signal calling departments. The Cardinals will have a galaxy of stars in their own right, players such as Marshall (Biggie) Goldberg and Gaynell Tinsley, the pass grabbing end besides a number of others who are guaranteed to make the afternoon a busy one for the Green Bay defense.
TOGETHER they will be helping each other. For instance, there is no need for the Green Bay Packers and the Chiefs to be warring. Schedules can be arranged so there is little or no conflict in games here and at the Bay and there should never be danger of the two clubs in conflict over a date in Milwaukee. To date the officials of both clubs have recognized the fact that each can help the other; to date the leagues have not attempted any outlandish steps to harm the other, but it is only due to the fact the officials have not heeded the advice of certain well wishers who are unacquainted with the facts and never miss an opportunity to take a rap at the other league or club. What they should remember is that a boost for one pro club is a boost for another, and that knocks works the same way.