suffered a broken nose. Incidentally, the scoreless tie marked the first time a Cahoon-coached team failed to tally at least one touchdown in four years. The estimated attendance was 2,500. Highlights by periods: First Quarter - The Chiefs got a break in the early minutes when Trost recovered McGannon's fumble of a Milwaukee punt on the Cincinnati 37. Two passes and a line buck failed and Patrick punted out of bounds on the Bengal 10. Near the close of the session the Chiefs advanced 38 yards from the 50 to the Cincinnati 12. Maltsch passed to Thomsen on the 26. After Johnny lost 2 he got the yardage back on a fake pass. Another aerial, Maltsch to Weiss, went to the 18, and then Weiss smashed right tackle to the 12. Here Maltsch passed poorly on a lateral and West recovered for Cincinnati on the 18. Second Quarter - The Chiefs staged another march in the early minutes, going 39 yards from their own 49 to the enemy 12. Novakofski opened the advance with a 33-yard pass to Berry on the 18. On the next play, Weiss slipped the ball to Malesevich, who lateraled to Novakofski for a gain to the 14. Weiss hit right guard to the 12 and then Tornquist intercepted a pass by Novakofski to end the threat. Milwaukee took the next punt and drove it back to the Cincinnati 31, but lost the ball on downs. Third Quarter - The Bengals showed their first signs of life, advancing from their own 26 with the kickoff to the Milwaukee 32. Aloia, Tornquist and McGannon took turns at lugging the ball. A fumble by McGannon lost 23 yards and Humphrey intercepted McGannon's pass to terminate the threat. Fourth Quarter - The Bengals tried two field goal, Gerdes missing both. The first was from the 47 and the second from the 18. Interception of a Milwaukee pass by McGannon, who ran to the Chiefs' 10, set up the second try and gave the Bengals their only real scoring chance. Aloia, McGannon and Tornquist each tried the Milwaukee line here and not a yard was gained. Gerdes' missed goal try followed.
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - A steady demand for tickets was reported today for Green Bay's final football game of the season, the clash between the Packers and Chicago Cardinals on the City stadium gridiron at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. Although there was no immediate signs of a sellout, the best Cardinal crowd in years can be expected if the weather is not too unfavorable. "The fans might take a tip and get their tickets early, though," commented E.A. (Spike) Spachmann, director of sales. "Tickets are dished out on a first come, first served basis, and the choice seats naturally are grabbed up before those not quite so desirable." Spachmann said that his office in the Legion building, 319 E. Walnut street, will be open from 8 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night every day this week. Ticket prices are $3.30, $2.75, $1.65 and $1.10...STARTING TIME 1:30: Packer officials again wished to stress the fact that the starting time of the game is 1:30, instead of 2 o'clock as printed on the tickets. The tickets were printed long before it was decided to make the change in order to insure against playing the last quarter in semi-darkness. Coach Curly Lambeau today sent his Packers through two workouts, again stressing deception and speed but also working on a defense against Coach Jimmy Conzelman's squad. If the weather permits, two sessions will be held again Thursday. The field is in good condition, Lambeau discovered, but he is hoping that it will not rain or snow too much before the game. The annual East-West game was played at City stadium last Sunday, but despite the snow and rain that had fallen several days before, little damage was done. Riding in first place in the Western division of the NFL, a half-game ahead of the Chicago Bears, the Packers are counting strongly on a victory over the Cardinals. The Packers must win to stay in the race, and Lambeau realizes that beating the Cardinals may be a tough assignment. So far Conzelman's team has scored brilliant upsets over the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants, and they are reported to be in excellent condition physically as well as mentally. Lambeau is not worried much about injuries. Tony Canadeo, who fractured several bones in his left hand at Detroit, will be ready for action. The showing of the less-experienced players at Kenosha last Sunday, when the Packers won an exhibition contest by 65 to 2, insures a well-balanced squad for the remainder of the season. Undoubtedly some of these players will see some action against the Cardinals.
NOV 12 (Chicago) - Johnny Clement and Billy Dewell, a couple of Johnny-come-lately's so far as NFL competition is concerned, will attempt to bring about the downfall of the league-leading Packers Sunday afternoon at Green Bay. Clement and Dewell are a battery of the Chicago Cardinals, serving a postgraduate course with the Redbirds after some fine preliminary training at S.M.U. prior to this season. Dewell gathered up his sheepskin in 1940 and joined the Cardinals in the fall. He was injured early in the season so the league didn't hear much about him. Clement, and another fine passer in Ray Mallouf, left the S.M.U. campus after attending graduate exercises last June. Mallouf was the Cards' leading passer until he received a broken hand early in the Philadelphia game...CLEMENT TAKES OVER: Since Mallouf's injury Clement has taken over - and how; and Dewell just recently made New York scribes wonder where they had heard the name Don Hutson. Eastern critics claim that the ovation tended Dewell, when he ran off the field just before the end of the contest, was the greatest ever given a football player in the Polo grounds. The Cards defeated the Giants, 10-7. When one figures that a Giant fan is a "Giant fan" and heaven help anybody who doesn't like the Giants, the applause given the spectacular Cardinal end seems all the more amazing. It sort of changes things around so far as a Cardinal-Packer game is concerned. In other words, the speedy Hutson may be assigned to cover the fleet-footed Dewell. It certainly is going to be an interesting duel to watch the league's No. 1 and 2 pass receiving ends on the same field...ISBELL VS. CLEMENT: In regards passing percentage it seems that the No. 1 and 2 guys will be in action in Cecil Isbell of the Packers and Clement of the Redbirds. Isbell has connected 86 times for 1128 yards and a percentage of .577 for completions. Clement has hit 28 times for 457 yards and a percentage of .560. Another duel worthy of anybody's time will be the Marshall Goldberg vs. Clarke Hinkle fullback battle for yardage. Marshy is having his best year in football and Sunday, with a gent named Fred Vanzo doing a bit of blocking for him, he should be tops. The last time the two teams met Goldberg was the best player on the field. He may be that again next Sunday.
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - A championship was lost by the Green Bay Packers in 1935 all because of the Chicago Cardinals. Curly Lambeau's men made a gallant comeback that season, after the three lean years that had followed the brilliant title-winning campaigns of 1929, 1930 and 1931. The Packers lost four games that season, and exactly three of them were to the Cardinals. Even a tied score instead of one of those defeats would have given them the divisional championship ahead of the Detroit Lions, along with the right to meet the New York Giants in the playoff. Bobby Monnett missed the kick for the extra point to leave the Packers on the thin end of 7 to 6 in the league opener here Sept. 15. Swede Johnston had gone over for the touchdown. Victories over the Chicago Bears, New York and Pittsburgh followed, but the Packers played a tragedy role again when they met the Cardinals at Milwaukee Oct. 13. They outplayed the Chicago eleven, but Paul Pardonner's 12-yard dropkick meant a 3 to 0 defeat. Again the Packers struck. They trimmed Detroit twice, and bested the Bears and Pittsburgh, meanwhile losing only their third Detroit game, 20 to 10. Then it happened once more. The date was Nov. 28, and the place was Wrigley field. Monnett ran 60 yards through the entire Cardinal team for a touchdown, and Smith kicked the goal, but with 55 seconds to play the Packers were trailing 9 to 7. Big Tar Schwammel went back to try a field goal, and in a hairline decision the ruling went against the Green Bay team. The Packers wound up the season by beating Philadelphia, 13 to 6, while Detroit sewed up the title by trouncing Brooklyn, 28 to 0. And what happened to those tough Cardinals? They wound up in a third and last place tie in the Western division with the Chicago Bears. That was not the only year the Cardinals figured prominently in Green Bay's championship drives. Take 1929, for instance, when the Packers won their first title. The Cards lost three times to the Packers, but they were by the close scores of 9 to 2, 7 to 6 and 12 to 0. Just one victory for the Cardinals would have left New York in first place. Other facts could be cited to show that the Chicago team, now coached by Jimmy Conzelman, has been a troublemaker throughout the years. Even though they have taken but one championship, in 1925, they have been makers and breaker of champions right along. Sunday afternoon, at City stadium, they will face the Packers again. There is plenty of evidence that the Cardinals are in great shape. They defeated two of the Eastern division favorites, the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants. There's no reason why they can't give the Packers a tough session, too, especially since they lost by only 14 to 13 in Milwaukee earlier this season.
EXHIBITION - Green Bay Packers 65, Kenosha Cardinals 2
Sunday November 9th 1941 (at Kenosha)
Lakefront Stadium, which was at the foot of 58th Street on Third Avenue, was the venue for games between the Kenosha Cardinals and three NFL teams in 1941. (KENOSHA NEWS FILE PHOTO )
(KENOSHA) - Still plenty chipper over their Chicago Bear victory last weekend, but with a weather eye cocked on the tough Chicago Cardinal game, in Green Bay next Sunday, Nov. 16, the Green Bay Packers turned in an exhibition game into a rout here Sunday afternoon, downing the Kenosha Cardinals by a 65 to 2 score. Despite freezing weather, the crowd numbered 7,200. Instead of the customary letdown usually following the terrific Chicago Bear games - which makes the Packers soft pickings for the Chicago Cardinals in the following game - the Packers have a practical demonstration why they are leading the Western Division of the NFL. Without belittling the efforts of the plucky Cardinal eleven, it was a typical Packer victory from first to last. Curly Lambeau elected to throw the blankets around his veterans and, as a result, Clarke Hinkle, Cec Isbell, Don Hutson and others from the first line guard were not used. Green Bay made only five replacements during the entire game. Many of the first year men - Alex Urban, Herman Rohrig, Ed Frutig, Bill Johnson and George Paskvan - showed up to perfection and gave evidence that they are ripe for the big time. Rohrig especially was a tough customer for Kenosha to handle. Twice he accounted for touchdowns, passed twice to Urban for six pointers and once to Frutig. For good measure, he closed the day's work by booting a 35-yard field goal, which was one of the features of an otherwise wild game. Green Bay also came up two brilliant offensive ends in Urban and Frutig. Urban counted four touchdowns, three on passes and one on an end around play, while Frutig came up with three fancy catches, all of which landed him north of the goal line. One of the old Packer standbys, Hal Van Every, was on the throwing end of four of the touchdown passes. In the line, Lambeau found a willing worker in Big Bill Johnson, the converted end, who tossed just about everything that Kenosha threw at him. Several times when Paskvan broke through the line he was very much in evidence, mowing down the Kenosha forwards. Kenosha had the will to win but lacked the offensive and defensive weapons to stop the rugged Packer charges. Paul Christman, the former Missouri all-American who was drafted by the Chicago Cardinals, played most of the game but failed to bother the Packers. One of the real stars in the Kenosha lineup was Johnny Biolo, the Iron Mountain, Mich., boy who was easily a standout at guard. His best support came from Paul Berezney and Mike Dolan, both linemen, and Art Blaha and Ernie Wheeler. Wheeler's punting in the first quarter led to Kenosha's automatic safety. He had Green Bay back on its heels most of the first quarter.
The Kenosha Cardinals won the toss and elected to defend the south goal. Adkins kicked off to Wheeler on the seven -yard line, and he returned to his own 22-yard line. Blaha tossed a short pass to Wheeler who went to the Packer 49. The play was good for a first down. Blaha threw three incomplete passes and Wheller punted out on the Packers' 11-yard line. Paskvan fumbled and Berezney tackled him in the end zone for an automatic safety. Score: Kenosha 2, Green 
toughest fullbacks in the league this season. The former Pittsburgh star is the ninth leading ground gainer this season with 231 yards for an average of 3.7 yards each time he carried the ball. He is dangerous on kickoff returns, and he also is a handy man to have around when there is any chance of intercepting a pass. The Cardinals will have Fred Vanzo, the former Detroit Lion, in their lineup as a quarterback. Vanzo already has played twice against the Packers this season, and his addition to the Cardinal squad is certain to strengthen the position, where the team has been weakest. Frank Balazs, a backfield man who went to Conzelman's squad in September after starting out with the Packers, is doing wonders with the Cardinals. He has been particularly impressive in his last several games...DADDIO MAY PLAY: Conzelman also hopes that end Bill Daddio, who received a leg bruise in the New York game, will be ready for action. Daddio booted a point after touchdown to tie the score in New York, and then he sent over a field goal to break the deadlock and give the Cardinals a 10 to 7 upset victory. The Packers worked our twice Thursday, but only one session was held today. Lambeau was quite about his plans, but promised that he is preparing a defense against "everything."
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Green Bay Packer fans have been treated to huge doses of excitement since the first league schedule was played in 1921. Winning five championships is better than any other team's record in the National circuit. Several other times they came so close that blood pressure rose far beyond the normal stage. Even when they were at their best, the Packers never had things too easy. There always has been weak teams in the league, but the first division clubs invariably were right in there with the champions. It was in 1929 that the Packers won their first title, and they did it impressively, with 12 victories and one tied game. Excellent as that record was, the New York Giants, playing one extra game, were right behind with 12 wins, one defeat and one tie. In 1930 the Packers repeated, winning 10 games, losing three and tying one. They had the championship, but they were only four percentage points ahead of the New York Giants. The following year Green Bay took its third title in a row. Coach Curly Lambeau's squad lost only twice in 14 league starts, but Portsmouth, the challenger that season, finished a game behind with three defeats in the same number of games. In 1936 the Packers won the Western division title and defeated Boston in New York for the league championship, 21 to 6. The Chicago Bears came close to overtaking the Packers that season. Green Bay's fifth championship was taken in 1939, but one more victory for the Bears over some other club would have resulted in a tie. The Packers trounced the Giants in Milwaukee, 27 to 0, in the playoff battle. In 1938 the Packers were nosed out of the championship in the playoff game, when the Giants scored a 23 to 17 triumph. The Western division race was as tight as ever that year, with Detroit losing three games to the Packers' three. Further digging into the record reveals the interesting fact that the Packers finished in second place, either in the league or in the Western division, four different times. That was in 1932, 1935, 1937 and 1940.
NOV 14 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Northern Wisconsin fans, who have seldom had a chance to see the Green Bay Packers in action in late November, when they are hitting their peak, are in for a treat Sunday afternoon when the Big Bay Blues, tied for the Western division lead in the NFL with the Chicago Bears, play Jimmy Conzelman's Chicago Cardinals. The November 16 date is by far the latest the Packers have ever played in Green Bay. In other season the Bays have completed their home season by November 1 and were either playing Western clubs away or were on an Eastern invasion, with the exception of the 1939 title game against the Giants. Coach Curly Lambeau's club has an intricate number of spin plays, half spins, full spins and fake spins, on which his attack, both ground and aerial are founded. This demands much in the way of deception, carrying out fakes to the limit and split second cohesion on timing. Because of the annual influx of new material it takes time to weld old and new players into an effective, well timed, well oiled football machine. At this time of the season the Bays are just that. Perhaps they will have to be. The Cardinals gave them an awful scare here in Milwaukee before a last minute pass have the Packers 14 to 13 decision after one of the most dismal Packer showings in years. However, the 16 to 14 win over the Bears November 2 shows the caliber of ball the Bays can play with the pressure on and it is extremely unlikely they will revert to the lackadaisical brand of football displayed in the previous Cardinal game, be beaten and thus lose the ground regained by the win over the Bears. Contrarily, I look for the Packers to put forth one of their greatest games. They are on the upswing, have confidence, have a running and ground game that bested the Bears' offensive and are hungry for another crown and that extra do-re-mi brought in by the playoff game, the all-star game on the coast this winter and the all-star game in Chicago next August. Bay fans are determined to prove Green Bay is a better football territory than Milwaukee. They hope to have a bigger house on hand Sunday than greeted the same teams here. The buildup is perfect for such a happening. When the Cards played here they had done little and the Packers had just lost to the Bears. Now the Cards are fresh from wins over Brooklyn and the Giants, the Packers turned the tables on the Bears and the question of Cardinal-Packer superiority, not settled by the 14 to 13 verdict here, is still open to debate.
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - There are three wide rivers to cross, chant the Green Bay Packers as they drill this week preparing for the spanning of the first, Sunday, when the Chicago Cardinals visit City stadium at Green Bay for the final home game of the year. Sunday's wide river broadens every time Coach Curly Lambeau dares to recall the encounter with the Cards at Milwaukee several weeks ago from which the Packers escaped with a 14 to 13 victory, the last seven points of which were attained in the last few seconds. Packer officials issued a warning today concerning the game time, 1:30, given on the tickets as being 2 o'clock. The earlier hour was decided upon for fear a game prolonged by passing might be overcome by semi-darkness. The Redbirds' 10-7 victory over the New York Giants, which team held Green Bay to a tie earlier this season, may furnish a criterion for those wishing to place some lettuce on Sunday's game. Victory for Green Bay is imperative to star in the running for the championship of the Western division of the National Professional Football league.
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - Rumors that the Chicago Cardinals have a "big" surprise wrapped up for the Green Bay Packers here next Sunday may really have some foundation in fact, Coach Curly Lambeau admitted today. "We have a lot of respect for Coach Jimmy Conzelman and his Cardinals," Lambeau asserted. "It wouldn't be a shock to me at all if they actually did uncork something that we have not encountered before." What's he doing about it? "We are going to be ready for anything," was the reply of the Green Bay mentor, builder of five NFL champions and with another one well on the way. "Maybe that rumor was spread just to get us worrying, but we aren't taking any chances." Today the Packers were sent through two workouts. Lambeau welcomed the fine weather, stating that he could drill the squad intensively without taking the risk of running it down physically. Wesneday's weather was not at all favorable to good football practice...VANZO WITH CARDS: The Green Bay coach frankly expects the Cardinals to be stronger than at any time since the famed Ernie Nevers turned in his gear. The addition of Fred Vanzo, blocking back, is certain to strengthen the team considerably. Vanzo, who until recently was with the Detroit Lions, already has played against the Packers twice this season, and undoubtedly has picked up many of their tricks. Tickets were still selling briskly today. With Indian summer upon this section, fans are reasonably sure of having fine weather. The Packers must beat the Cardinals to keep their chances of winning the Western division title. They are a half-game ahead of the Chicago Bears, but fans can't count too strongly upon George Halas' eleven to lose any more games. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, stated that the Legion building office, 319 E. Walnut street, will be open every day this week from 8 o'clock in the morning until 9 o'clock at night. Ticket prices are $3.30, $2.75, $2.50, $1.65 and $1.10. It not only will be the final home game for Green Bay this season, but the spectators are likely to see the Packers in better form than they have been for home games in many a year. The Packers are a traditionally slow starting eleven, and, since Green Bay's game usually are held in the early part of the season, they have rarely been at their best here. The Cardinals will arrive on the North Western train at about 8:35 p.m. Saturday. They will be quartered at the Hotel Northland during their stay here. Lambeau announced today that Bob Adkins, a promising backfield man from Marshall college, left this morning to start training with Uncle Sam's armed forces. Adkins was drafted by the Green Bay selective board.
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - Although football will be the important item when the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals clash at City stadium Sunday afternoon, several interesting features have been planned for diversion. The game is being dedicated to the men who are serving with the nation's armed forces. State Senator John Byrnes, who represents this district at Madison, will speak briefly about them just before the flag raising ceremony. A military atmosphere will be provided by the participation of the St. Norbert college Lancers and the color guard of the American Legion. The Green Bay Packer Lumberjack band will be present throughout the game to offer musical accompaniment to the gridiron efforts of two great teams. Between halves there will be a football game between two teams of youngsters, the All-Stars of the west side and the All-Stars of the east side. All of this will help to make it a full afternoon. (The game starts at 1:30, by the way). It ought to help relieve the tension that is sure to come over the crowd. The Cardinals are in high spirits after triumphs over the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, and they are out to get the Packers, too. It is an excellent setup for a football contest. There are the Packers, bent upon winning their sixth National league championship, and needing a victory over the Cardinals to retain their chances. There are the Cardinals, out of the running for the title, but fighting for their jobs and for Cardinal glory.
NOV 13 (Milwaukee) - Coach Ivan (Tiny) Cahoon mapped out a tight aerial defense today for his Milwaukee Chiefs who close their home season Nov. 16 against the Buffalo Tigers of the American Professional Football league. Cahoon expected Buffalo, which has such outstanding passers as Louis (Tex) Tolliver and Andy Karpus in its backfield, to rely heavily on its aerial attack. Coached by Paul (Tiny) Engebretsen, the Buffalo eleven upset the league leading Columbus Bulls, 14 to 7, Nov. 9. Milt Trost, tackle injured in the Cincinnati game, rejoined the Chiefs in practice Wednesday. Cahoon indicated that Milwaukee would try to match the Buffalo passes with an aerial offensive of its own. Don Perkins, Howie Weiss, Johnny Maltsch and Al Novakofski all practiced throwing with Connie Mack Berry, Gil Thomsen, Bob Temple and Earl Ohlgren doing the receiving.
The Green Bay team ended up ninth in the circuit, which included 20 teams in all. 22 teams performed under the National league colors in 1926. In the order of finish, they included Frankford (Philadelphia), the Chicago Bears, Pottsville, Kansas City, Green Bay, Los Angeles, New York, Duluth, Chicago Cardinals, Providence, Detroit, Hartford, Brooklyn, Milwaukee, Dayton, Akron, Racine, Columbus, Canton, Louisville, Buffalo and Hammond. The 1926 season saw the Packers splitting a two-game series with the Cardinals, 13 to 7 for the Chicago team in the first encounter, and 3 to 0 for the Green Bay club in the second...LAMBEAU IS STAR IN 1927 SEASON: In 1927, when the league was pared down to 12 games, the Packers found themselves in second place behind the New York club. They won the first game with the Cardinals, 13 to 0, but had to be content with a 6 to 6 score in the other encounter. Captain Lambeau was the star in the second game with the Cardinals in 1927. He played fullback for the first time that season. The Cardinals scored in the second period when McDonnell passed to Weller, who ran 10 yards for a touchdown. Swanson's kick for the extra tally was wide, fortunately. Several Packer threats fizzled. Late in the final quarter Verne Lewellen passed to Claude Perry to advance the ball from the 40-yard line to the 15. Eddie Kotal then took Red Dunn's toss down to the one-yard line, and Lewellen plunged over, much to the disappointment of a highly partisan Chicago crowd. Springsteen was knocked out in blocking Dunn's try for the extra point. Green Bay ran into all kinds of trouble in 1928, and wound up in fifth place with six victories, four defeats and three tied games. Their greatest triumph was a 20 to 0 rout of the Cardinals, however...FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP COMES IN 1929: The Packers' first championship came in 1929, when they roared through the opposition with 12 victories and only one tie - a scoreless battle with the Frankford club. Impressive as that 1929 championship was, the Cardinals came close to knocking them off their perch. The Packers won with difficulty in the first game of that season's series, 9 to 2, and had even more trouble coming out ahead by 7 to 6 in the second. In the final game with the Cards that year, the Packers won by 12 to 0. Six thousand fans were at City stadium Oct. 6. The Packers had trounced the Chicago Bears by 23 to 0 the previous Sunday, but too much fumbling made it tough going against the Cardinals. A safety gave the Cardinals two points in the first quarter, and the score remained at 2-0 until late in the third quarter, when Red Dunn kicked a field goal. Late in the game Lewellen went over for a touchdown. Dunn's placekick for the extra point was the margin in the 7 to 6 victory by the Packers in Chicago Oct. 27, 1929. The Cards were the underdogs, and the Packers were still undefeated after six games. Eddie Kotal performed a great service for Green Bay that day. In the second quarter a pass hit Cardinal Rooney in the chest, bounded off and landed in Kotal's arms. Eddie downed the ball on the 19-yard line, and then picked up three yards from scrimmage. Bo Molenda shortened the distance four more yards to set up the final play. Lewellen dropped back to the 20-yard line in punt formation, but went around end instead. He had excellent blocking on the play, and after changing his pace and shifting to the left, he crossed the goal line. Red Dunn kicked, and the score was 7 to 0. Late in the fourth quarter, the Cardinals scored, and all but tied the game. With the ball on the 28-yard line, Ernie Nevers heaved a long pass to McDonald in the end zone for a touchdown. What saved the game for the Packers was Nevers muffing the kick for the extra tally. After winning nine games in a row in 1929, the Packers appeared before the Cardinals in Chicago Nov. 17 with a record of 12,000 fans present. Nevers was bottled up so badly he could do nothing, and Lavvie Dilweg crossed the stripe for two touchdowns, one in the first and the other in the last quarter, for a 12 to 0 victory...CARDS STOP VICTORY STRING AT 22: The 1929 championship flag was raised in Green Bay Sept. 22, 1930, with 8,000 fans in the stands and the Cardinals for opponents. That was one time when the Cardinals did not cause much trouble. Lewellen and Dilweg scored touchdowns while Dunn and Molenda kicked extra points for a 14 to 0 victory. In Chicago Nov. 16, however, the Cardinals were the winners by 13 to 6. Nevers was the star for the Chicago team, and was largely instrumental in stopping the Green Bay victory string of 22 in a row. The former Standford flash, playing fullback, passed for one touchdown and scored another, and also kicked for the conversion. In the second period Nevers passed to Kasset to start a Cardinal march from midfield. After a series of ball carrying feats by Beldon, Rose and Nevers the ball was on the seven-yard line. Then a flat pass by Nevers to Beldon brought a touchdown. Green Bay tied up the score in the third. Dunn sprinted from the 18-yard line to the four, and Hurdis McCrary went over. The kick for the extra point went bad, leaving the score tied at 6-all. Nevers and Rose, the right halfback, led the way for the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter. Down on the eight-yard line after a sustained drive, Nevers carried the ball three times to cross the goal. He also kicked the added point. It was defeat for the Packers, that memorable day in 1930, but they retained their first place position when the Bears trimmed the New York Giants in a gigantic upset. The Packers finally won the championship, but only four percentage points ahead of the Giants...CARDS CAUSE TROUBLE IN 1931: The 1931 campaign, when the Packers won their third title in three years, was another narrow squeak. Three defeats instead of two would have left them tied with Portsmouth. The Cardinals lost their first game with the Packers that year, 26 to 7, but came back by 21 to 13 in their second encounter. Johnny Blood scored two touchdowns in the game at Green Bay Oct. 11 in the 1931 season. Dunn kicked two points after touchdown. The Packers did all their scoring in the last half, while Rogge made a touchdown and Nevers an extra point for the Cardinals in the first period. In Chicago Nov. 15 the tables were turned to the extent of 21 to 13 for the Cardinals. Nevers and Rose - especially Nevers - were great in the Cardinal backfield. In the first quarter Nevers passed over the center of the line to Creighton, who ran from the 15-yard line for a touchdown and eluding Paul Fitzgibbons and Johnny Blood on the way. Nevers also converted. In the second quarter Stahlman blocked Nevers' try for a quick kick. Tom Nash did the honors a minute or so later by running from the 15-yard line for a Packer touchdown. The Cardinals increased their lead in the third quarter when Al Rose smashed over left tackle for a touchdown and Nevers converted, making the score 14 to 6. Nevers pitched 16 yards to Kassel in the fourth quarter and Nevers kicked the extra point, leaving the count 21 to 6. Late in the fourth quarter Hank Bruder smashed through for a Green Bay touchdown. Dunn kicked for the extra point, but the game ended 21 to 13 in favor of the storming Cards...FINISH SECOND - BUT BEAT CARDS TWICE: In 1932 the Packers wound up in second place in the league, but they beat the Cardinals twice, 15 to 7 and 19 to 9. Arnold Herber's passing was beginning to make itself felt that season. A pass from Herber to Brude gave the Packers their first touchdown in the third quarter of the game played Sept. 19, 1932, in Green Bay. They had made two points on a safety in the opening period. The Cardinals were as stubborn as ever, but another break came up later in the third quarter. Stennett went back to punt for the Cards, but was rushed and he fumbled, the ball rolling over the goal line where Mike Michalske fell on it for a touchdown. Harry O'Boyle converted for the added tally. A pass from Rose to Stennett set up the Cardinals' touchdown in that game. The play brought them down to the one-yard line, and Hill went over to score. Hill also kicked for the conversion. Johnny Blood ran wild Nov. 6 in Chicago. The vagabond halfback scored two touchdowns, and Clarke Hinkle went over for another. The seasons of 1933 and 1934 were lean years for the Packers. In 1933, Green Bay bested the Cardinals by 14 to 6 in their only game, and in 1934 they broke even, 15 to 0 for the Packers in the first game, and 6 to 0 for the Cardinals in the second...BARELY MISS CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1935: Then came 1935, the year the Packers failed to win their fourth National league championship all because of the Cardinals. In the league opener in Green Bay Sept. 15, Bobby Monnett, one of the Packer stars, missed the kick for the extra point to leave the Packers on the short end of 7 to 6. Swede Johnson had scored the touchdown. Meeting the Cardinals at Milwaukee Oct. 13, the Packers were superior from about every angle but scoring. Paul Pardonner's 12-yard field goal gave the Chicago team a 3 to 0 victory. The Packers had their third chance to beat the Cardinals and cinch the pennant in Chicago Nov. 28. Bobby Monnett ran 60 yards through the Cardinal team for a touchdown, and Ernie Smith kicked the extra point. With 55 seconds to play the Packers were behind by 9 to 7. Tar Schwammel kicked a field goal attempt, but in a close decision the boot was ruled against the Packers...TIE GAME WITH CARDS: Green Bay's fourth league championship was won in 1936. Twice the Packers defeated the Cardinals, 10 to 7 and 24 to 0, but the third game was a scoreless tie. The Packers opened their 1936 campaign Sept. 13 by defeating the Cardinals in a bitter, rough game, crippling several of the visitors as they won the 10 to 7 contest. The Cardinals led at the half, but in the third period George Sauer scored a touchdown and Schwammel kicked the extra point. In the final quarter Ernie Smith made good on a field goal try. At Milwaukee Oct. 11, the Packers trounced the Cardinals by 24 to 0. Swede Johnston, Clarke Hinkle and Joe Laws scored touchdowns; Ernie Smith kicked two extra points, and Schwammel got one. Tiny Engebretsen also booted a field goal. Engebrtsen of the Packers and Bill Smith of the Cardinals missed field goal tries in the game at Chicago Dec. 6, and the finish came without a score for either side...SPLIT SERIES IN 1937: The Packers were impressive in 1937, but a brilliant winning streak was cut short at seven straight, and the team wound up in third place in the division. In the series with the Cardinals, the Packers lost the first game, 14 to 7, but won out in the other, 34 to 13. Listless after losing to the College All-Stars, 6-0, the Packers opened their league season at Green Bay Sept. 12 by bowing to the Cards, 14 to 7. Hinkle scored a touchdown and an extra point was made by Ernie Smith for the Packers, but the Cardinals had George Grosvenor and Bill Smith going over, and Smith also kicked for two points. At Milwaukee Oct. 10, the Cardinals were taken by 34 to 13, before 17,187 fans. Hinkle, Eddie Jankowski and Bernard Scheer made the Packer touchdowns, Ernie Smith kicked three extra points and Engebretsen got one, while Hinkle and Engebretsen also booted field goals. A touchdown by Gaynell Tinsley and one by Pat Coffee, along with an extra point by May, constituted the Cardinals' scoring. Another Green Bay championship was all but won in 1938, and the drive was helped by two wins over the Cardinals, 28 to 7 and 24 to 22. The Packers wound up ahead in the Western division, but they were trimmed, 23 to 17, by the New York Giants in the playoff...WIN FIFTH LEAGUE CROWN IN 1939: Green Bay won its fifth championship in 1939, the playoff game with the Giants in Milwaukee resulting in a 27 to 0 victory. That year the Packers again beat the Cardinals twice, but they were by narrow margins. The 1939 season opened here Sept. 17, when the Packers put down a Cardinal uprising to win by 14 to 10. Carl Mulleneaux and Jankowski scored touchdowns, and Engebretsen kicked two extra points for Green Bay. In Milwaukee Oct. 8, before a crowd of 18,965, the Packers triumphed over the Cardinals by 27 to 20. At the end of the third period the Packers were ahead by 21 to 0, but the Cardinals were not quitting this time either. Don Hutson scored two touchdowns in that game, Andy Uram got one on a 95-yard run, and Hinkle went over for another. Last season, when the Packers finished in second place behind the Bears in the Western division, the Packers whipped the Cardinals twice, 31 to 5 and 28 to 7. It was not easy in their initial game this year, played Oct. 5 in Milwaukee. Don Hutson's extra point kick was the margin in the 14 to 13 victory. Sunday they meet again. It will look much better for Green Bay's championship hopes if the Packers win by an impressive margin, but the odds are against it.
Buffalo. Appearing in the Milwaukee lineup for the first time this season will be Art Blaha, former Dubuque back, and lineman John Biolo. Both formerly played with the Kenosha Cardinals. Biolo will replace guard Frank Bykowski, who has a broken hand. Blaha probably will alternate with Howie Weiss and Frank Patrick at fullback.
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - A Packer eleven refreshed by two weeks' rest Saturday awaited the coming of the Chicago Cardinals and the chance Sunday to strengthen its bid for at least a tie in the western division of the National league. The game, last of the season here, will start at 1:3 0 o'clock. The Packers were confident but not cocky as they tapered off Saturday morning. They well remembered the close call they had with the the Cardinals in Milwaukee six weeks ago in which they barely won in the last few minutes, 14-13, and they knew full well what to expect, further, from the subsequent victories which the Cardinals scored over both the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants in the east. The two weeks' layoff which followed the victory over the Bears, has acted like a tonic on the team. Only second and third stringers saw action in the 65-2 exhibition victory over Kenosha a week ago, and the regulars Saturday were eager to resume the race. The game is one of three still left on Green Bay's schedule, all of which the Packers must win if they hope to assure themselves of at least a tie regardless of what the Bears do. At the moment they hold a half game lead over their hated rivals from Chicago. The Bears have four games left, however, and by winning all of them can pull up to even terms with Green Bay if Green Bay wins its three. The Packers will follow Sunday's battle with an invasion of the east. Next week they meet the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh and a week later the Washington Redskins at Washington.
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - There will be action on five fronts in the National league Sunday. In addition to the Packer-Cardinal game, the Chicago Bears will play host to a badly crippled Washington eleven at Wrigley field, the Brooklyn Dodgers will meet the Steelers at Pittsburgh, the Philadelphia Eagles will play Detroit at Detroit and the Cleveland Rams will invade the bailiwick of the New York Giants. The Bears, Dodgers, Lions and Giants rule favorites.
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - "Beat the Cardinals, and beat them bad!" is the challenge issued by a postcard correspondent who obviously has taken a violent dislike to Coach Jimmy Conzelman. "Show them that the Chicago Bears are not the only team in the league, as Mr. Conzelman thinks!" The card apparently is based on Conzelman's statements to the press Oct. 28, just a few days before the Packers went down to Chicago and stopped the invincible Bears. "Halas is the greatest coach in the world," the Associated Press quoted the gloomy Conzelman as declaring. "Nobody will ever beat those Bears again." It must be stated that Conzelman was not press agenting for the famed Mr. Halas. Conzelman was merely showing his respect for a great coach. It was sincere praise, not flattery. Right there we may have the answer to at least a part of the record the Bears have set up last season and this - until they met the Packers again. So many of the players were whipped before they even changed from street clothes to football togs that they couldn't have a chance. The Packers took a different attitude, and that's why they won at Chicago. If the Packers are as high-spirited again Sunday, they should take the Cardinals, too. If they think they can ride on their laurels after stopping the Bears, things may not turn out so well. Earlier this week it appeared that many of the fans expected the Cardinals to be easy pickings. Since thinking it over, however, they apparently changed their minds. Most of the talk around town is real championship talk, and few seem to be taking an indifferent attitude. Among the many Green Bay fans is a certain "Andy" who apparently works in the stock room of a wholesale house in New York City. When employees at a local merchandising establishment unwrapped a package of good from that firm, on the inside of the cover they found these words in crayon: "Hooray for the Packers!" Lots of other people will be shouting "Hooray" if the Packers win Sunday. But it will be a sad Packerland if they lose.
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - The Chicago Cardinals, one of the hottest teams in the NFL after their 10 to 7 upset of the New York Giants, will come to City stadium here Sunday for a return engagement with the Green Bay Packers. The contest will be a crucial one for Curly Lambeau's charges who are heading into the stretch drive on top of the pro loop standings. The kickoff is scheduled for 1:30 p.m., a half hour earlier than usual. A colorful ceremony, dedicating the event to men in America's armed forces, will take place between halves, with the St. Norbert college R.O.T.C. unit, a color guard and band taking part in the the rites. Service men in uniform will be admitted on payment of federal taxes only. The Packers will make their last home stand Sunday before leaving on an eastern road trip that will take them to Pittsburgh and Washington
for the two final games of the season. The Green Bay team remembers well a narrow victory over Jimmy Conzelman's outfit, 14 to 13, in an encounter at Milwaukee that very nearly turned out differently, and hopes to extend that margin and make it two straight over the Windy City representatives Sunday. The Conzelman team will go into the game also bearing the earlier contest in mind, but with a different attitude. They were cast in the role of giant killers against the New Yorkers and after narrowly missing a win over the Bays, hope to make the job complete this Sunday. Johnny Clement and Billy Dewell, newcomers to the league who have closely followed Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson in passing statistics throughout the season, will provide the aerial power for the Cardinals, who have a colorful aggregation this year that should draw a good sized crowd in City stadium. Clement took over the passing chore after an injury benched Ray Mallouf, league leader until then, early in the season.
Bay 0. Adkins kicked to Leysenar, who received on his 35-yard line and returned to the Packers' 44-yard line. Green Bay held and Wheeler kicked out on the Packers' six-yard line. Frutig was offside, but Kenosha refused the penalty. Adkins punted back to midfield and Wheeler was tackled on the Packers' 40-yard line. Peterson attempted a field goal from the 47-yard line but Green Bay was offside and the play was recalled. Blaha crossed the Packers with a long pass to Dolan but Rohrig broke up the play. Kenosha held and Van Every punted out on the Cardinals' 29-yard line. Blaha plunged through center and went to the Packers' 48-yard line. On a  bad pass from center Blaha was spilled on his own 36-yard line. It was a net loss of 16 yards.
Rohrig faked an end run and tossed a long pass to Urban who was downed on the Kenosha 19-yard line. Van Every passed to Frutig for a touchdown. Score: Packers 7, Kenosha 2. Adkins booted an onside kick and Bill Johnson recovered for the Packers on the Kenosha 35-yard line. Kenosha lost five yards on an offside penalty. Paskvan slipped through his own left tackle and was downed by Blood on the 12-yard line. A Packer pass was incomplete. Paskvan plunged to the seven-yard line. Van Every passed to Urban for a Packer touchdown. Adkins converted. Score: Packers 14, Kenosha 2. The Packers kicked off to Kenosha and on the second running play Wheeler was spilled by Frutig on the Kenosha 15-yard line. This play ended the first quarter. Kenosha punted to the Packers' 40-yard line and on the first play Rohrig pitched a long pass which Christman deflected into the arms of Urban on the 38-yard line. Urban gathered up a head of steam and raced over to a touchdown. Adkins again converted. Score: Packers 21, Kenosha 2.
Svendsen kicked off to Wheeler on the goal line and he made a nice return to his own 45-yard line. Wheeler then kicked out on the Packers' 36-yard line. On three running plays, Paskvan made it a first down on his own 46-yard line. Rohrig passed to Frutig on the Cardinals' 40-yard line and he lateraled to Svendsen who was forced out on the 32-yard line. Adkins made a nifty catch of a pass from Rohrig on the 20 yard line. Rohrig circled his own right end to the seven-yard line. Rohrig then passed to Urban for the touchdown. Greenfield added the point. Score: Green Bay 28, Kenosha 2. Svendsen kicked off to Blaha who fumbled on the goal line and Dolan recovered on his three-yard line. Christman punted out of bounds on his own 26-yard line. Attempting to pass, Rohrig was trapped and tackled by Berezney on the 38-yard line. It was a net loss of 12 yards. On an exchange of punts, the Packers put the ball in play on the Kenosha 45-yard line. Paskvan made it a first down on the Cardinals' 35-yard line. Van Every, aided by a sharp block by Paskvan, circled his own left end to the 21-yard line. Van Every passed to Rohrig on the 15-yard line and and he raced over for a touchdown. Svendsen booted the point. Score: Packers 35, Kenosha 2. This ended the scoring in the first half.
The Packers put the ball in play on their own 38-yard line to open the second half. Paskvan cut back over his own right tackle and raced to the Kenosha 19-yard line; "Roaring George" had to fight his way on the entire 43-yard run. Kenosha held and Rohrig dropped back to his 35-yard line and kicked a field goal. Score: Packers 38, Kenosha 2. Green Bay kicked to Kenosha and the Cardinals passed their way to the Packers' 38-yard line. Wheeler ran his own right end to the Packers' 10-yard line. It was good for 28 yards. Three line plays failed and Buhler broke up Christman's fourth down pass. Green Bay took the ball on the four-yard line. Laws raced around his own left end and was forced out on his 34-yard line. Rohrig then ran the same end to the Kenosha 31-yard line. Rohrig crossed over center and raced over the goal line. Laws added the extra point. Score: Packers 45, Kenosha 2. Buhler intercepted a Kenosha pass to give Green Bay the ball on the Cardinals' 35-yard line. Paskvan knifed over left tackle and was dropped on the 25-yard line. It was good for a first down and ended play in the third quarter.
After two incomplete passes, Rohrig plunged through to the Kenosha 10-yard line. Kenosha held for three downs but Rohrig uncorked a pass to Frutig for the touchdown. Paskvan kicked the point. Score: Packers 52, Kenosha 2. The Packers again regained the ball after the kickoff and mixed passes and plunges to the Kenosha 24-yard line. Paskvan then sprinted his own right end to the Cardinals' four-yard line. On an end around play, Urban romped over for a touchdown. Uram's kick was low. Score: Packers 58, Kenosha 2. Kenosha couldn't stop the Packers and Green Bay took the ball in midfield. Van Every passed to Frutig, who made a nice catch on the 10-yard line and scored. Van Every kicked the point. Score: Packers 65, Kenosha 2.
GREEN BAY -  14  21  10  20 - 65
KENOSHA   -   2   0   0   0 -  2
1st - KEN - Safety, Paul Berezney tackled George Paskvan in end zone KENOSHA 2-0
​1st - GB - Herman Rohrig, 19-yard pass from Hal Van Every (Bob Adkins kick) GREEN BAY 7-2
1st - GB - Alex Urban, 7-yard pass from Van Every (Adkins kick) GREEN BAY 14-2
2nd - GB - Urban. 40-yard pass from Rohrig (Adkins kick) GREEN BAY 21-2
2nd - GB - Urban, 7-yard pass from Rohrig (Tom Greenfield kick) GREEN BAY 28-2
2nd - GB - Rohrig, 21-yard pass from Van Every (Svendsen kick) GREEN BAY 35-2
3rd - GB - Rohrig, 35-yard field goal GREEN BAY 38-2
3rd - GB - Rohrig, 31-yard run (Laws kick) GREEN BAY 45-2
4th - GB - Ed Frutig, 10-yard pass from Rohrig (Paskvan kick) GREEN BAY 52-2
4th - GB - Urban, 4-yard run (Andy Uram kick failed) GREEN BAY 58-2
4th - GB - Frutig, 49-yard pass from Van Every (Van Every kick) GREEN BAY 65-2
NOV 10 (Milwaukee) - Milwaukee's Chiefs and Cincinnati's Bengals pushed each other around in the mud at State Fair park Sunday and after 60 minutes of good and bad football, the teams settled for a scoreless tie. The outcome could be ranked as an upset, for only two weeks ago, the Chiefs smeared the Bengals, 26 to 6, on the same gridiron. Fumbles, intercepted passes and "general mud" combined to frustrate the Chiefs, who held the upper hand in the first half and then had to get tough on defense to keep from being beaten. The mud and a stiff Cincinnati defense worked effectively against the Milwaukee running game all the way and it was only through the air that Coach Tiny Cahoon's gridder made marked progress. Twice in the first half the Chiefs passed into the scoring zone, being stopped on the 12-yard line each time. Cincinnati served up but one real threat, reaching the Milwaukee 10-yard stripe in the fourth period. The Bengals found the Chiefs' defense against power too much and field goal try by Bill Gerdes, tackle, from the 18-yard line was wide. In the statistics column the Chiefs had the edge. Each side collected 5 first downs. The Chiefs, with Howie Weiss and Johnny Maltsch doing most of the ball carrying, gained 50 yards on rushing plays and picked up 100 on passes. The Bengals gained 35 yards on rushes and 35 on passes. The Chiefs' American Pro league record not is two victories, three defeats and one tie. They muffed a chance to gain ground on the league leading Columbus club, which bowed to Buffalo, 14 to 7. Buffalo shows here next Sunday in the season finale. Three players, two Chiefs and one Bengal, suffered major injuries. By Bykowski and Milt Trost, both Chiefs, sustained a broken hand and a badly bruised shoulder, respectively, and Gene Tornquist
Cardinals have improved greatly since that 14 to 13 scare in Milwaukee Oct. 5, the Green Bay Packers resumed workouts today in preparation for their final home game at City stadium here Sunday afternoon. A deadly passing attack was all that saved the Packers on the eventful day in Milwaukee. The climax was a 14-yard toss from Cecil Isbell to Lou Brock for a touchdown only 2 1/2 minutes before the game ended. Don Hutson's placement for the extra point provided the winning  margin. The Cardinals never have been given too much credit by the average Green Bay fan, and even the players seem to have taken them rather lightly at times. According to the record, however, the Cardinals are dangerous - especially when the chips are down. Coach Jimmy Conzelman can blame George Halas and his Chicago Bears for the indifferent attitude that often is taken toward the Cardinals. The Bears are a great team in their own right, and they naturally rob the other Chicago team of some deserving glory. Sunday's game will start at 1:30 p.m., although the time on the tickets is given as 2 o'clock. The starting time was moved up so that it would not be necessary to play in semi-darkness should the game be slowed by much passing or other delays. Tickets were selling briskly last week, and many additional requests have been handled so far this week. Numerous orders are coming in the mail, indicating that out-of-town attendance will be large. The 14 to 13 defeat by the Packers in Milwaukee helped the Cardinals greatly. They realized that they were a team to be respected. so they went to work and produced some of the major upsets of the season...BEAT DODGERS, GIANTS: Conzelman and his Cardinals invaded Brooklyn Oct. 19, and triumphed over the Dodgers to the extent of a 20 to 6 score. Their second great showing was Nov. 2, when they trimmed the Giants in New York by 10 to 7. These two victories were over teams that were rated tops with Washington in the Eastern division of the NFL. Last Sunday, with nearly all of his regulars on the bench, Coach Curly Lambeau saw his Packers stage a 65 to 2 riot over the Kenosha Cardinals at Kenosha. Lambeau was pleased at the way the novices performed. Tom Greenfield, although not a novice because he is in his third season with the Packers, was outstanding in the line during the Kenosha game. Ed Frutig, a recruit from Michigan, was offside several times, but his performance still showed much class. Alex Urban, a South Carolina product of 1940, scored four touchdowns and was outstanding at left end. A fine day's work also was done by George Paskvan, who came here this year from Wisconsin. Lambeau admitted that there is much to improve upon, despite the excellent play in recent games. Most of the time this week will be spent on deception and speeding up the attack.
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - Football fans may be treated to a rare sight here next Sunday - seeing the Packers at peak form on Green Bay's own field. Perhaps not many followers of the Packers, now bidding for their sixth world championship, realize that they have never seen the team at its best. The explanation is logical. Year after year the Packers have been slow to start, hesitant about getting into their drive. Even in championship years they usually had one, two or more shaky performances during the early weeks of the season. Then, once they started rolling, nothing was able to stop them. This season, for the first time in many seasons, Green Bay will have a home game in November. If the Packers are going to win another championship this year, and it seems that they have an excellent chance of doing so, it follows that the rest of their games must be great battles. The fans who are forced to stay at home will have a chance to see one of those games - against the Chicago Cardinals next Sunday. We can't promise anything, but don't be surprised if the Packers and Cardinals are on the rampage, having upset both the Brooklyn Dodgers and the New York Giants. It should be a safe bet for an exciting Sunday afternoon. Given a dry field, the Packers ought to be at their best, but the Cardinals would benefit in the same proportion. Spectators can look for plenty of passes, and brilliant running.
NOV 11 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs will close their home season here Nov. 16 against the Buffalo Tigers, who are coached by Tiny Engebretsen, former Green Bay Packer linemen who was released early in the season. The Tigers reached their peak Sunday when they upset the league leading Columbus Bulls, 14 to 7. Buffalo has won two and lost four games for a fourth place rating in the AFL. Milwaukee is third with two victories, three defeats and one tie. Despite their won and lost record, the Chiefs hold a statistical advantage over league opponents. They have made 44 first downs compared with 36 for the opposition. The Chiefs have gained 419 yards from scrimmage, their opponents 380. They hold an advantage of 605 to 431 in yardage gained from passes.
NOV 11 (New York) - What would you think if on the afternoon of July 4, 1942, they still would be trying to decide the championship of the NFL with 22 perspiring young men running, passing and kicking while firecrackers popped all around them? Could be. Things are now in such a tangle that there is a good chance of a playoff in both the Eastern and Western division. Inasmuch as the regular schedule last through Dec. 7, it is highly probable that the championship game between the East and West won't be played until Dec. 21. From there it is only a hop, skip and jump to Christmas and once you get into the holiday season anything can happen. Your agent learned today that in event a tie is played in the championship game, the boys go right into sudden death football. In other words, they keep on playing and the first team to score wins the championship. That means, of course, that it can last indefinitely and it opens up many possibilities. Such as assigning players to three eight-hour shifts and having the game continue right around the clock, turning on the lights when night falls...TIME MARCHING ON: Men could watch the game all night, get a shave, go to work and come back to 6 p.m. to take their seats and see some more football. College players could be graduated, drafted by the pros, sign contracts, be measured for uniforms and get their assignment to the night shift while the game still was in progress. The game would be moved back and forth, say between Wrigley field and Comiskey park in Chicago, so there would be no interruption in the baseball schedule. Players would become bridegrooms, fathers and ask for a raise so they could play the kid's tuition while the battle still raged back and forth between the one-yard lines. Here in the East the battle fro the championship is likely to simmer down to the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The Dodgers performed a neat trick Sunday when they defeated the onrushing Washington Redskins. It kept the Dodgers in the race and it built a terrific gate for the Dec. 7 struggle between Brooklyn and the Giants. The Redskins still have a fighting chance for the Eastern championship, but you can see what a job it is when the schedule calls for them to meet the Chicago Bears, Giants and Green Bay Packers on the next three Sundays...BEARS ARE LICKED: At the start of the season it appeared that the Chicago Bears, who won the title last year with that 73-0 business over Washington, were going to crush everything in their path. But one of the chief attractions of the pro league is that any team in the loop can, on a given day, beat any other team if conditions and the breaks are right. Conditions and the breaks were exactly right for the Green Bay Packers the other Sunday and they gave the Bears a licking. That threw the Western division race into confusion and now it can be either the Bears or the Packers, depending on what happens from here out. The Bears play Washington, Detroit, Philadelphia and the Chicago Cardinals. The Packers have to get past the Cardinals, Pittsburgh and Washington. If both the Bears and Packers win all their remaining games, the Western division will be tied. Button up your overcoats, men, it's going to be a long, hard winter.
NOV 10 (Chicago) - The Chicago Bears have passed the Green Bay Packers to lead the NFL in ground gaining. The Bears have piled up a 2,719 yard total in seven games to the Packers' 2,472 yards, made in eight contests. The Redskins are the top defensive team, having allowed only 1,376 yards of gain by opponents in seven games.
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - Knowing for certain that their next opponents in the championship drive, the Chicago
NOV 12 (Chicago) - George McAfee, the Blackstone (Va.) transportation engineer, currently identified with the Chicago Bears, has set out to become the first man in NFL history to win the scoring and ground gaining championships in the same season. The former Duke sprinter moved from ninth place to fourth among ground gainers last week and took over second place in scoring by making his seventh touchdown of the season against Cleveland. He has scored one touchdown in each game and trails Don Hutson of Green Bay by only 11 points. Hutson, although idle last week, retained first place with 53 points on six touchdowns, 14 extra points and a field goal. Pug Manders increased his lead over ground gainers to 56 yards by making 28 yards for Brooklyn against the Redskins. McAfee gained 65 yards in seven attempts, one of which was a 41 yard touchdown run, to oust Cecil Isbell of Green Bay from fourth place. Isbell also was passed by Bill Osmanski of the Bears, Tuffy Leemans of New York and Dick Riffle of Pittsburgh. Isbell's lead among passers went unchallenged during his idleness Sunday, but Sammy Baugh, the Redskins' veteran titleholder in the department, completed 11 out of 15 on a losing battle against Brooklyn to advance from fourth to second place.
NOV 12 (Chicago) - Johnny Clement and Billy Dewell, a couple of Johnny-come-lately's as far as NFL competition is concerned, will attempt to bring about the downfall of the league leading Green Bay Packers Sunday afternoon in Green Bay stadium. Clement and Dewell are a battery of the Chicago Cardinals, serving a postgraduate course with the Red Birds after some fine preliminary training at SMU. Dewell joined the Cardinals in 1940, but was injured early in the season. Clement and another fine passer in Ray Mallouf, left SMU last June. Mallouf was the Cards' leading passer until he suffered a broken hand early in the Philadelphia game. Since Mallouf's injury Clement has taken over. Dewell last week made New York scribes wonder where they had heard the name Don Hutson. Eastern critics claim that the ovation tendered Dewell when he ran off the field just before the end of the contest, was the greatest ever given a football player in the Polo Grounds. The Cards defeated the Giants, 10 to 7.
NOV 12 (Chicago) - Johnny Clement may be a bit wacky at times, but it's all right with his coach, Jim Conzelman, as long as he continues flipping passes for the Cardinals. Conzelman touched on the eccentricities of the freshman halfback from Southern Methodist university at yesterday's Pro Huddle in the La Salle hotel. Toward the close of the meeting, one of the huddles asked Jim: "What chance do you figure the Cards will have in Green Bay Sunday?" Conzelman wrinkled his nose and pondered for a moment. Then: "Offhand, I'd say its according to how Mr. Clement feels. If he takes the right train and gets there on time and lines up with the right team, we may do something."...CONZELMAN INSISTS JOHNNY IS EXPERT ON MUD PIES: The Cards' coach, in fine humor, earlier had told about this strange young man's flight into other worlds while football practice or lectures were in progress. He had praised Johnny's mud pie making ability, describing this avocation completely, down to the fancy ways the southerner pinches the sides of his works of art. There wasn't any question, though, about Johnny's pass pitching skill as movies of the Cards' 10 to 7 victory over the New York Giants on Nov. 2 were shown on the screen, though at times Johnny seemed a bit absentminded. "I don't know how he gains ground. He's not fast," confessed the coach. "But we all like him."...MAYBE HE WANTS TO BE SURE OF A RIDE TO CAMP:​ In building up Clement as a whimsical character, Conzelman said that Johnny, who will go into the army in six weeks, recently bought a car. "He came downtown from the south side on a street car and decided he didn't want to
return the same way," was Conzelman's explanation. Someone wondered if Conzelman wasn't romancing a bit, just to build up a sort of football Rube Waddell. "If you were going to be drafted in six weeks, would you buy a car?" was Conzelman's combination question-answer. The Cards are practicing three hours daily for the Packers. Joe Kuharich, the guard from Notre Dame, who calls the south siders' offensive signals, has been granted a deferment until the first of the year.
as the master receiver of them all. No man has ever disrupted the defense so greatly. Perhaps no man has ever influenced the play of his team to such an extent. No man has ever had so many changes instituted just because of him. Even the Packer defense has been changed to minimize the danger of injury to Hutson. This article seeks to tell the story of Don Hutson and explain how he operates and what the effects are on both the Packers' offense and their opponents' defense...CURLY'S DREAM COMES TRUE BEFORE HIS EYES: Lambeau squirms a little to this day when he recalls how close he came to losing Hutson even after having him signed. He had seen him in Alabama's practice a couple of days before the Rose bowl game of 1935 and had been tremendously impressed. "I'd always dreamed of an end who could do the things Hutson did," Lambeau has often said, "and out at practice in Pasadena that day, there he was!" Lambeau probably never talked as fast or as much to anyone as he did to Hutson in the next few weeks. He cornered him several times before the game. He cornered him after the game in which Hutson scored two of Alabama's touchdowns in the 29 to 13 victory over Stanford. He talked to Don over long distance between Green Bay and Tuscaloosa, Ala., a half dozen times, and at last Curly got him. Hutson accepted terms. His contract, as league rules required, was immediately mailed to the late Joe Carr, then president of the National league. Lambeau relaxed. His job on Hutson was done. He knew what he had got. Let the touchdowns roll in...SHIPWRECK KELLY HAD STRING ON THE PRIZE: In the very hour of his triumph, though, the villain of the piece. Shipwreck Kelly, then part owner of the Brooklyn Dodgers, took a hand. Kelly, it seems, had had his eye on Hutson even before Lambeau. He had visited Hutson in Tuscaloosa before the Alabama team went west and had promised to meet the offer of any other bidder and had given Hutson $50 as spending money for his trip to the coast. "You know, I was in an awful spot," Hutson recalled in his soft drawl the other day. "I tried to be fair to Shipwreck. He had been good to me, and I had given him ord to let him know what was happening. Every time I got an offer, including the first one from Curly, I let Shipwreck know and he would tell me, 'All right, son, we'll do just as well.' Well, when we got back from the coast, and I got another offer from Curly, I let Shipwreck known by wire again. But no answer came. I wired Shipwreck eight or nine times inside of a week, but I never got an answer, so at last I signed the contract Curly sent me and though the whole thing closed."...TWO CONTRACTS GIVE PRESIDENT A PROBLEM: "The day after I mailed Curly's contract back, though, Shipwreck flew into town. He had been in Florida and had chartered a plane. I didn't know what to say to him. I just told him what had happened, and I guess he understood. 'The guy who gets your contract into Carr's office first will get you,' he said. 'Sign this and we'll mail it in right away.' (The National league draft had not yet been introduced. It was catch as catch can in the fight for material.) I was in an awful fix. I was obligated to Shipwreck, so I signed his contract, too, and he mailed in to to Carr. I didn't know what was going to happen." The climax in this race against time might have been taken from a dime novel thriller. Lambeau's contract and Kelly's contract arrived on Carr's desk in the same mail. There was only one way to decide the matter. Carr looked at the posting time of each letter. Lambeau's bore the time of 8:30 a.m., Kelly's of 8:47 a.m. So, by a matter of 17 minutes, Hutson officially became property of the Packers...INTRODUCTORY PLAY BEAT BEARS; NOT USED SINCE...Hutson's debut in pro ball with the Packers was no less spectacular than his acquisition by them. Most college coaches, including some of those at the all-star camp on which Hutson was a member, had told Lambeau that his new end would never make the grade in pro ball. Too light. Too weak defensively. Lambeau bided his time. He did not play Hutson in the first game of the season, explaining that Hutson had joined the squad too late to learn all the plays. Then he turned him loose in the second game, against the hated Bears and began one of the most brilliant chapters in pro league history. All who saw Hutson's debut against the Bears will never forget it. Unheralded, even panned, this relative stripling among giants took a pass from Arnie Herber on the first play from scrimmage and scored a touchdown which decided the game, 7 to 0. All week the Packers had worked on the play. They have never used it since. It was a kind of punt formation, on first down, with Herber back, Johnny Blood, the finest pass catcher in the league the year before, out wide to the right, and Hutson split five yards from his tackle out to the left. Blood went down deep and straight against Chicago's 6-2-2-1, sucking Beattie Feathers, the safety man, to his side. Hutson faked slowly toward the sidelines, pulling Chicago's right half with him, then cut as only he can cut toward the middle where Feathers was supposed to be. The picture still comes back clearly: The long pass...the frenzied Feathers trying to regain his position...Hutson in the clear...touchdown. Hutson calls this the greatest thrill of his career...SPEED, CHANGE OF PACE FACTORS IN SUCCESS: There is no secret about Hutson's greatness. Everybody who has ever seen him can recognize most of the things by which he succeeds. He has terrific speed. He has the ability to cut almost at a right angle. He can change his pace in a split second. Is it any wonder that the average defensive man, not knowing what he is going to do next, is so often faked into a wrong move? Only one thing about him is sometimes missed. It explains some of the so-called "impossible" catches he makes. No matter how many men happen to be around him, how fast he is moving or what he intends to do, he keeps his eyes on the ball until it has settled in his hands. "It is just like golf," Lambeau explained. "You keep your eye on the ball until you hit it." (Oh, yeah?) "Hutson keeps his eye on the ball until he has pulled it in. So many receivers, you know, try to anticipate things, try to start off on their next move before they have the ball, then drop it. Watch Hutson the next time."
NOV 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - There will always be a wide difference of opinion about the greatest kicker in all football, the greatest passer, the best runner. The game has produced so many great ones. There will never be a doubt, however, about the greatest pass receiver. The honor was conceded long ago to Don Hutson of Green Bay. Football has had many receivers, Oosterbaan, Carney, Baston, Blood, Stinchcomb, many great ones. None, though can compare with Green Bay's Don. Blood, perhaps, came closest. Old and young coaches, old and young fans agree on Hutson's greatness in a unanimity of opinion which is almost startling for a game which produces more warm arguments than any other sport. A pass surely cannot be caught because it is thrown too far - but Hutson gets it. A pass is sure to be batted down because defensive men are on top of the ball - but Hutson gets it. He has achieved an unassailable position
pass to break the first place tie with his teammate, Arthur Jones. Riffle now has intercepted five passes and Jones four. Danny Fortmann, Chicago Bear guard, the only lineman among the first 10 in this department, remained in an eight way tie for third place.
NOV 13 (Chicago) - Every time the Chicago Bears start out of the huddle they are over halfway to a first down, according to NFL team statistics released today. Bowling along toward a new all-time offensive record, the Bears have averaged 6.61 yards per play in seven games on the basis of 2,719 yards gained in 297 yards and 114 attempted passes. The league average per play to date is only 4.41 yards. The Bears' performance is more than two yards per play better than that of the Chicago Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers, who have netted 4.5 yards per attempt to advance the ball. No authentic figures are available for comparison, but it is believed that the Bears' average is the highest ever compiled by a major football team...WASHINGTON DEFENSE TIGHT: Washington continues to be the best defensive unit in the league, surrendering only 3.2 yards per play to the opposition in seven games. The Bears and New York are next in this department with marks of 3.6 yards per play. The Bears increased their lead in touchdowns scored, crossing enemy goal lines 36 times, 24 times on the ground and 12 times on passes. New York and the Packers are tied for second with 20 apiece. The Cardinals and Washington are the league's surest ball handlers, the Cardinals committing only 10 fumbles and Washington 15. Each has recovered seven of its fumbles, giving them the right to claim the title for alertness, too.
NOV 13 (Chicago) - Tuffy Leemans, the genial, dry-cleaning tycoon, took his place among the leading punt handlers in the NFL this week by returning three kicks for 35 yards against Detroit last Sunday while the New York Giants were regaining first place in the Eastern division. Leemans, a fullback who plays safety on the defense, has returned 12 punts for an average of 12.4 yards. First place in this department, however, still belongs to Whizzer White of Detroit, who has returned 15 kicks in eight games. Dick Todd, Washington's fleet little fullback, is second. His average of 16.6 yards for 13 returns, including a 73-yard run to a touchdown, is the best among league leaders. Boyd Brumbaugh, of Pittsburgh, another fullback, caught one kickoff against Philadelphia Sunday to tie White for the lead in this department. Each has turned 10 kickoffs. Two other Pittsburgh players retained their places in the league's defensive honor roll, Dick Riffle intercepting an Eagle
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Prospects for good weather, and the gradual realization that there is every reason to expect a great battle, are speeding the sale of tickets for the NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cardinals at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, said today that while the south side of the stadium has been fairly well picked over, many choice seats still remain on the north side. His office in the Legion building, 319 E. Walnut street, will be open until 9 o'clock both tonight and Saturday. Coach Curly Lambeau was as pleased as any of the fans about the weather. He wants a dry field to increase the effectiveness of his passing attack, and to give his line firm footing on defense...CARDS ARE STRONG: Lambeau has been issuing warnings all week about the Cardinal squad. He is firmly convinced that the team produced by Coach Jimmy Conzelman this year is just about the best the Chicago club has ever sent out on a gridiron. The fact that the Cardinals have beaten the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers has boosted their stock greatly. It is not just one or two players that Lambeau is concerned about. His own observations and the reports of his scouts have assured him that the Packers must be at peak form in every department to come through with a victory. That the Packers need to win is obvious. They are holding first place in the Western division at this moment, but they are likely to drop right down to second place if they don't stay on their toes every minute. The Chicago Bears are only one-half game behind, and so no one can count too strongly on Washington stopping them Sunday...HOT PASSING
COMBINATION: Conzelman's passing combination of Johnny Clement and Billy Dewell has been designed to give the Packers some of their own medicine. Ray Mallouf, another great passer, is not expected to be in action because of an injury. National league statistics show that Dewell currently ranks fourth as a pass receiver. He has taken 21 in all, and gained 285 yards. His longest pass was for 30 yards, and one of the aerials was good for a touchdown. Both Clement and Mallouf stand high up on the list of leading passers. Clement has thrown 50, and 28 of them were completed for a total of 457 yards. Thirty-one of Mallouf's 65 tosses found their mark for 435 yards...PACKERS ARE BETTER: It is true that the Cardinal battery down not match Green Bay's, but it still is impressive. Cecil Isbell is leading the league in passing with 86 passes complete out of 149 attempts for 1,128 yards and a .577 percentage. Don Hutson of the Packers has caught 40 passes for 490 yards and five touchdowns for the top position in that department. Another man to be feared by the Packers is Marshall Goldberg, one of the 
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - So figures don't lie? Well, cast a glance at these: Victories - Packers 22, Cardinals 12, tied 3. Points scored - Packers 465, Cardinals 274. Looks pretty lopsided in favor of the Packers, doesn't it? If you didn't know the background, you undoubtedly would make a sweeping declaration to the effect that the Cardinals seldom have given the Packers much of a chase. You'd automatically class them as just another ball club, fair at times but downright bad on most days. The fact is, however, that the figures do lie. Although finishing in the second division more often than not, the plodding Cardinals have caused the Packers endless grief and trouble. In 1935 the Packers lacked but one victory for the Western division championship. They lost four games that season, one to Detroit and three to the Cardinals. That the Chicago insurrectionists finally wound up in last place with the Bears was only partial retribution. Although the Cardinals were at their worst in 1935, the records show that there also were other seasons when they played the role of the underdog with devastating effect. Several times the Cards helped other clubs to hold the Packers down, and there never was a championship year in which the going was not made rough because the Cardinals were on the alert. Sunday they face each other again. In their first meeting this year the Green Bay squad was barely able to come forth with a 14 to 13 victory. Now, with the Cardinals the strongest they have been in years, anything can happen in that all-important battle at City stadium. The Packers did not win their first National league crown until 1929, but the Cardinals started inflicting damage long before that. Back in 1921, when the Packers were helping to establish the NFL, they played the Cardinals to a 3 to 3 tie. Young Curly Lambeau's squad wound up in fourth place that season, but it was beaten only twice...THREE ORIGINAL MEMBERS ARE LEFT: Of the 13 teams that made up the circuit in 1921, only three are still members. They are the Packers, the Cardinals and the Chicago Bears. The Bears were going under the name of the Staleys that season. Other league members in 1921 were Buffalo, Akron, Canton, Dayton, Rock Island, Rochester, Detroit, Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. The Detroit team, of course, is not to be confused with the present organization representing that city. In 1922 the Packers were able to do no better than tie for sixth place in the league, which had expanded to 18 teams. One of their three defeats was a 16 to 3 whipping from the Cardinals. The following year Green Bay ranked third, in a tie with Milwaukee, but the Cardinals were not on the schedule. A 3 to 0 setback from the Cardinal eleven helped to hold the Packers down to a fifth-place tie with Rock Island in 1924. The Cardinals won their only National league championship in 1925, with 11 victories, two defeats and one tie. They beat the Bays by 9 to 6 that season. 
Washington Sunday. Promise of fair weather resulted in a continued brisk business at the Packer ticket office in the Legion building today. Thousands of tickets have been sold, and a large crowd is expected for Green Bay's final home game this season. Late purchasers may get tickets at the stadium after 9 o'clock Sunday morning. The turnstiles will start clicking right after 12 o'clock. Officials set the starting time ahead to 1:30 in order to avoid playing the final quarter in semi-darkness. Curly Lambeau, coach of the Packers, said today that the entire squad is in fine physical condition. Tony Canadeo, the recruit halfback who fractured two bones in his left hand at Detroit three weeks ago, will be in the lineup...FIELD IS COVERED: A tarpaulin was spread over the field Friday to protect the turf in the event of rain. The field, Lambeau said, is in close to excellent shape, considering all the moisture it absorbed recently. The Packers need a victory to retain their championship hopes. If the Packers lose, only the defection of the Chicago Bears could save them. Coach Jimmy Conzelman of the Cardinals is staking his chances for a victory on the ability of his freshman passing combination, Johnny Clement to Bill Dewell. They rank second to Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson in league statistics. Also not to be overlooked as a Chicago threat is the running of Marshall Goldberg. He raced 75 yards for a touchdown in the first Packers-Cardinals clash this season. In that game, played at Milwaukee, it was Don Hutson's extra point kick following a touchdown on a pass from Isbell to Lou Brock that gave the Green Bay team a 14 to 13 victory...PROBABLE STARTERS: Lambeau's starting backfield has not been announced, but a good guess might be Isbell at left half, Lou Brock at right half, Larry Buhler at quarterback and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. Harry Jacunski and Ray Riddick are probable starting ends. Baby Ray and Bill Lee may go in first at tackles, and Bill Kuusisto and Lee McLaughlin at guards. George Svendsen is a good choice for center. Chances are that it will not be long before Hutson enters the conflict. He is having a great year as a pass receiver, and undoubtedly Lambeau - who was mum on his strategy this week - will expect him to account for considerable yardage. There have been rumors that the Cardinals have cooked up a surprise for the Packers. There is no indication what this might be, but Lambeau asserted that he has prepared his team for anything that might happen...CHICAGO: Executives of the five teams coming down to the wire in a blanket finish in the NFL's division races will meet in the offices of Commissioner Elmer Layden next Wednesday to formulate plans for the championship game and possible playoff games for division titles. It will be determined at that time, Layden said, what procedure shall be followed in the event that the eastern division race ends in a triple tie. The dates and sites of championship games and also the date of the Los Angeles All-Star contest will be fixed at the meeting, Layden added. The meeting will be attended by representatives from Brooklyn, Washington and New York in the eastern division and the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers in the western division.
NOV 15 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs will try to close their home season with a .500 rating by defeating the Buffalo Tigers here Sunday. The Chiefs have won two, lost three and tied one game in the AFL. The Tigers have won two and lost four. Their latest victory was a 14 to 7 triumph over the league-leading Columbus Bulls. The Chiefs will conclude their second season in the American league Nov. 23 at
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - At 1:30 Sunday afternoon two mighty football teams will get into action on the City stadium turf, battling for the 38th time in their National league series that extends back to 1921. It will be the Green Bay Packers against the Chicago Cardinals, with the local eleven fighting to keep in the race for the West division title. The Packers are a half-game ahead of the Bears, who be at home in Chicago against