scored their first touchdown earlier than they did, which was seven minutes from the end of the game. They were down there knocking several times, only to be stopped by breaks or penalties, and midway in the final stanza their scoring efforts consisted of three field goals - a 36 yarder by Tiny Engebretsen, one from 39 yards out by Clarke Hinkle and a 40-yard boot by Eddie Jankowski. Hinkle, who entered the game needing only 12 yards for a new all-time ground record in the National league, moved along the turf for 34 yards in 13 attempts to achieve this goal, one of the most coveted records in major league football. The touchdowns, both scored in the last period, went to Donald Hutson, with a sticky-fingered stab of Cecil Isbell's forward pass in the east end zone, and to freshman Tony Canadeo, who wriggled along the ground for seven yards not many plays later. Hutson and Tony Balazs kicked the extra points. About all that can be said for Detroit's performance is that the Lions displayed a certain stubbornness upon defense, which with several penalties kept the Packers from the promised land - touchdown territory - until late in the game. Despite Green Bay's dependence upon field goals for scoring, there never was the impression that the Lions were in the game, or were likely to leave the field in possession of a victory. Canadeo was the Packers' best ground gainer, and Isbell had another hot aerial afternoon, firing 12 completed passes in 20 attempts for a yardage total of 148. Detroit made only five first downs, to 16 for the geared-up Packers, whose next league appearance will be against the Cleveland Rams at Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. After that, the Bears. Lou Brock, apparently on his way to a sensational year as a sophomore right halfback, drew a hand when he limped from the field late in the afternoon, and word of praise to Ernie Pannell, first year tackle, is very much in order before starting the sequence of events which led to Green Bay's important first victory. The fans had no sooner settled back for an expected offensive collision than the teams began a first period which proved to be largely defensive, ending scoreless with one Packer point attempt a failure. The Packers accepted the first kickoff and promptly launched a ground drive into Detroit territory, the first punch of note being a 15-yard sprint off right tackle by Canadeo, netting a first down on the Green Bay 46-yard line. In three slashes at the line Hinkle accomplished a first down, 44 yards from the Lion goal, and the Hink, fighting like a professional freshman, hit the line for the fourth consecutive time, adding a lone yard at right tackle. Then shifty little Joe Laws, another money player in his eighth Packer season, raced around left end after Hinkle, and as Clarke shattered defenseman Booth with a solid block, sped into the open for 10 yards and a first down on the Detroit 33.
THROWN FOR LOSS
Canadeo added five yards with a poke through center, but Tony was spilled for a 2-yard loss on the next play, and threw a wobbly third down pass which was intended for Ray Riddick, but which Harry (Hippity) Hopp and Whizzer White broke up. On fourth down Hinkle tried a field goal from 38 yards out, with Laws holding the ball, but the boot carried low and to the right, Detroit taking possession. The Lions gained no more than four yards in three attempts, White's subsequent punt almost being blocked by Harry Jacunski before Canadeo hauled it back seven yards to the Packer 33. The Packers likewise got nowhere, their efforts being checked by a 15-yard penalty, which Canadeo drew by hurling the ball wildly into the spectators as the Lions rushed him while passing. So Tony punted back to the Lions, Booth getting a finger on the ball but being unable to hold it, the pill skipping out of bounds on the Detroit 28.
GET FIRST DOWN
The Lions suddenly moved out for a first down, achieved on a 5-yard spinner gain by Hopp, and an 8-yard dash around right end by the Whizzer, McLaughlin figuring in both tackles. The drive bogged down, Hopp gaining two yards on as many plays and Booth's forward pass, on which he was rushed off his feet by Pete Tinsley, nearly being intercepted by Joe Laws. So Milt Piepul punted, the ball being downed by Britt on the Green Bay 21, and the Packers tried to reform their strategy for a touchdown march. They started off bravely enough, the third down netting a 10-yard gain on an Isbell to Hutson forward pass. Four line plays included a penalty on each team and a pair of inconclusive gains by Jankowski and Lou Brock, before Isbell, on the last play of the period, sailed an aerial to Lou, who nabbed it, running hard, and was dumped on the Detroit 40-yard line to complete a 24-yard gain.
PACKERS KEEP GOING
This looked promising, and the Isbell-Hutson combine kept the momentum by completing an 18-yard pass play for a first down, only 22 yards from the Lion goal, the Packers' closest approach up to that time. Jankowski ran into misfortune, Szakash breaking through to smear him for a 7-yard loss, but Isbell ripped back through a quick-opening hole in right tackle, profiting by Pannell and Hutson blocking to gain 14 yards. Then Isbell, trying to pass, ran wide to the right and cut in behind Smiley Johnson's maneuvering for seven more yards and a first down on the 8-yard stripe. The Packers surely appeared to be touchdown bound then, but they didn't make it. Isbell's pass to Hutson in the end zone was knocked down by Lloyd Cardwell, Jankowski failed to gain an inch in a wide sally at left end, and Isbell, hurling a hast pass, hit Pannell with it, the action by an ineligible receiver costing the Packers a 15-yard penalty. So it was up to Engebretsen, and the dependable Tiny laced through a perfect field goal from 36 yards out, with Isbell holding the ball. The Packers led, 3 to 0. A fumble gave the Lions a mild opportunity after the next kickoff, but they accomplished little by the advantage. After Billy Jefferson's punt was returned 21 yards by Lou Brock through a twisting, heaving field, Lou fumbled, the cowhide being snatched by Mattiford of the Lions on the Detroit 43. On the next play Jefferson's forward pass to Callihan was intercepted by Isbell, who ran a couple of steps, fumbled and recovered on the Detroit 45. The Packers lashed in for a first down, Frank Balazs gained a yard at right tackle, and an Isbell to Hutson forward pass added 11 yards for a first down on the Detroit 33. Rushed by Szakash, Isbell failed to reach Hutson with another toss, and another Isbell-Hutson attempt was knocked down by Calihan. Lou Brock hit the line for three yards, but Green Bay drew a 5-yard penalty for being offside. This called for another field goal, and Engebretsen made an attempt from the 47-yard line with Isbell holding the ball. It was a long try, and traveled low and to the left. Jefferson went into action on the next series of downs, and gained 14 yards in one line thrust after the Lions had drawn a penalty for throwing the ball away. Jefferson's punt was accepted by Hal Van Every, who tore loose on a sparkling return from the Green Bay 30 to the Detroit 48-yard stripe. Two line play by Hinkle and Andy Uram netted the Packers a first down on the Detroit 36, but the attack petered out. Hinkle hit left tackle for six, Uram added one at center, a wobbly Van Every to Hutson pass over the left side of the line was wide, and Van Every's attempt to hit Hutson on a fourth down aerial also went awry, giving the Lions the ball on downs on their own 29-yard line. Bill Lee and Pannell engineered a big Packer break at this opportunity. Lee tore in and tackled Cotton Price just as he turned the ball loose, the flip falling short and into the arms of Pannell, who scuttled back 10 yards with it to the Lions 20. Uram and Hinkle moved the scrimmage line in five yards on two line poked, but after Laws failed to gain on a wide end sweep the Packers were tagged with a 15-yard deficit for holding. Canadeo rammed right tackle hard, but gained only one yard, and on fourth down Hinkle placekicked a field goal from the 39-yard stripe, with Laws holding the ball. That made the count 6 to 0 in the Packers' favor. A 15-yard holding penalty on Fred Vanzo set the Lions back on the next kickoff, and they tried vainly to get out of the soup. Finally Whizzer White's kick went out of bounds on the Green Bay 40, and Goerge Paskvan lunged back 10 yards for a first down. Herman Rohrig added three more with a forward pass to Laws as the first half ended. The first time the Packers gained possession of the ball in the third period they went down to score on their third and final field goal. Jefferson's punt was taken by Isbell and returned nine yards to the Packer 48. Balazs' line punch cost two yards, the big fullback receiving no interference on the play, but an Isbell to Lou Brock forward pass, speared by the speeding halfback, on the Detroit 41, gained 18 yards for a first down 36 yards shy of the goal. Isbell hit Harry Jacunski with a short aerial, and Jacunski tried to lateral to Tom Greenfield on the Lions' 28, Greenfield taking the toss and galloping the rest of the way to the goal line. The play was recalled and the Packers were charged with throwing two forwards instead of a forward-lateral, which seemed to be entirely correct. In fact, the officiating generally appeared to set a new high standard for the league. With the 5-yard penalty, the Packers now were on the 33-yard line. Jankowski hit left tackle for two yards, and Isbell gained one at center. It was fourth down, and with Isbell holding the ball on the 40-yard line, Jankowski kicked the longest of the day's three field goals, running the Packer margin to 9-0. The Lions took the kickoff, and promptly were shoved back against their own goal line by a hard-charging Packer line. Standing in the end zone, Jefferson got off a punt which almost was blocked by Pete Tinsley, Herman Rohrig taking the ball and sprinted back fast 14 yards to the Detroit 46. Isbell passed forward to Rohrig, who benefited by Jacunski's blocking to gain 11 yards and made a first down on the Detroit 35. The next three plays resulted in a 2-yard loss, and on fourth down the Packers tried another field goal. This time Engebretsent's attempt from the 46-yard line with Isbell holding the ball, failed to cash in. The Lions went into action, failing to make a first down, and Jefferson punted, the kick going high and out of bounds on the Packer 35-yard line. The Bays in turn couldn't gain 10 yards in three tries, and Rohrig punted back, Cotton Price reeling off a a fancy 21-yard return before Engebretsen checked him on the Detroit 43. Price raced back and uncorked a long, high forward pass, intended for Whizzer White, but which was picked off instead by the hustling Canadeo. Tony made a juggling, falling interception of the pass, landing in a scramble with White and Hutson, who also had designs on the ball, on the Green Bay 21-yard stripe. Larry Craig, Smiley Johnson and Hinkle rode heavily around right end ahead of Canadeo, shaking him into the open, and he profited also by the blocking of Ernie Pannell and Engebretsen in completing his 16-yard run for a first down on the Green Bay 37. It was one of the best samples of overwhelming interference that the afternoon produced. The drive was slowed down by a 15-yard penalty for holding, and Canadeo's long forward pass over the right side of the line to Hutson fell incomplete as the third period ended, Green Bay still leading 9 to 0, Lou Brock launched the final stanza by punting to Price, who fumbled as Pannell hit him, recovering on the Detroit 25. Cardwell stepped loosed for a 15-yard gain, but the Lions were penalized 15 yards on the play, and failed to benefit. Three downs later Price, on a fake punt from his own end zone, sailed out a forward pass to Szakash, but the receiver was smacked hard by McLaughlin as he grabbed at the ball, and Lou Brock nearly intercepted it.
BARELY GETS OFF PUNT
Carl Mulleneaux and Larry Craig charged in fast, Piepul barely getting off his punt from the end zone, the kick riding out of bounds on the Detroit 41-yard line. Once again the Packers huddled to map touchdown strategy, and once again they couldn't put it across, although on the second down Isbell's forward pass to Lou Brock netted 18 yards, Lou spearing the applet on the 31-yard line and continuing to the Detroit 22 for a first down. This was Lou's last play, and he left the game limping, drawing a fine hand from the crowd. Isbell took the ball from Hinkle and fumbled, falling on it for a 10-yard loss, which stopped the advance. He tried to hit Hutson with a long pass to the left, but Hutson, running like a deer past Cardwell, couldn't quite reach it as he neared the goal line. Surrounded by charging Lions, Isbell aimed a hasty pass at Mulleneaux near the goal, the play being broken up by Piepul and Jefferson, and Detroit taking the ball on its own 25-yard line. All the Lions' work went for nothing, as on the next play Piepul, cracking the center of the line, fumbled and Pannell recovered on the Detroit 28. Then, at last, Green Bay banged over for a touchdown. Hinkle started it badly by losing two yards in a pileup at left tackle, and an Isbell to Hutson pass gained only five yards. Rohrig rode fast around right end for six yards more, just short of a first down, and Hinkle, with a terrific, crashing blow at left tackle, rode through for five yards and a first down 14 yards from the Detroit goal. The Packer backs executed a double fake, Rohrig coming out of the mixup with a reverse to left end, good for six yards. With the ball on the 8-yard stripe, Isbell dashed to his right and snapped a bullet pass into the corner of the end zone, Hutson picking off the toss with sticky fingers as he broke past Piepul. Isbell held the ball, Hutson kicked the extra point, and the score was 16 to 0. In went a flock of new Packers, George Svendsen kicked off, and the Lions stirred up a mild full. Jefferson completed one toss to Bill Fisk for 32 yards and a first down on the Detroit 48. Two plays later Jefferson's flip to Fisk was intercepted by Joe Laws on the Packer 32, the stocky little halfback weaving back 17 yards to the Green Bay 49. Jankowski hit the wall for six yards, the Packers being penalized five yards on the play. The next three plays were non-productive, and Canadeo stepped back in punt formation. He fumbled the ball before he could kick, was rushed by Jett and got off a magnificent quick kick which bounced and rolled down deep into Detroit territory, finally twisting out of bounds on the Lion 6-yard stripe. Jefferson, throwing from the end zone, tried to hit Booth with a forward pass, but the alert Laws picked it out of the latter's hands and raced back 22 yards to the Detroit 13 to set the stage for the final Green Bay touchdown. Paskvan, in a mighty smash at the line, gained six yards, after which Canadeo snaked low through left guard and drove over the goal line, Logan trying vainly to prevent the touchdown. Adkins added the extra point, and there was the score - 23 to 0. After that, the Lions retained possession of the ball until the end of the game. Jefferson rained passes all over the stadium, and completed enough of them to bring the ball to the Green Bay 24-yard line, the farthest advance the Lions had made up to that time, for a first down. The last minute of play had started, as Jefferson's forward pass to Booth near the goal line was broken up by Paskvan. Here the Lions muffed their grand opportunity to avoid a shutout, for Hippity Hopp got clear in the end zone, turned and took Jefferson's accurate pass, only to drop it as Greenfield hit him. Mulleneaux rushed Jefferson off his feet on the play. Jefferson passed over right to Callihan, putting the ball on the Packer 18-yard line, but on the final play of the game Jefferson's toss into the end zone was incomplete, and the Packers had their shutout.
DETROIT - 0 0 0 0 - 0
GREEN BAY - 0 6 3 14 - 23
2nd - GB - Tiny Engebretsen, 36-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-0
3rd - GB - Eddie Jankowski, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-0
4th - GB - Don Hutson, 8-yard pass from Isbell (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 16-0
4th - GB - Tony Canadeo, 7-yard run (Bob Adkins kick) GREEN BAY 23-0