Green Bay Packers (8-1) 17, Chicago Cardinals (2-5-1) 9
Sunday November 16th 1941 (at Green Bay)
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - Chicago's Cardinals came to Green Bay this weekend hell bent on a mission. They went home empty handed, but it wasn't the fault of Mr. Conzelman's charges. In losing the Redbirds won the respect of the entire crowd. The turning point, undoubtedly, came when Goldberg fumbled the pass from center and was downed with the ball on an extra point try. A few minutes later the Packers roared back in championship style and scored on a strictly running campaign. Until then, it was anybody's game and entirely possible at any time that they would rear up in their role as giant killers. It was ironical that the blame went to Biggie - the Pittsburgh star played a whale of a game, sparked the Cardinal attack, and was outstanding on defense. Jimmy Conzelman confirmed that when he said, "I don't see how anybody can leave him out of consideration as all-pro halfback." When it was admitted that Sunday's performance may have qualified him for that position, the veteran Cardinal coach responded, "He's played that kind of game for us every Sunday this year." The gray-haired Chicago mentor has become philosophical about defeat. He's lost a lot of tough ones this year and Sunday's game was just another added to the list. "I was entirely satisfied with the play of our boys out there today," he declared from the vantage point of an easy chair in the Hotel Northland lobby. Mr. Conzelman was tuckered. He played every minute of the game from his post on the bench and was hurrying his team into street clothes for a quick trip back to Chicago. The squad left on the 5 o'clock North Western train. That the Cards were pointing for an upset victory was well established the night before the kickoff. Asked Saturday about his team's chances, Conzelman said, "The pressure is on Green Bay, and not on us. We have an inexperienced team that makes a lot of mistakes. We'll make mistakes tomorrow. But the Packers will have to play ball to beat us." The Packers did play ball to win. Their third quarter letdown could easily have cost them the game, but Clarke Hinkle, Cecil Isbell, Don Hutson and company charged back with a ground attack opening the fourth quarter that could not be denied...BEARS WIN AGAIN: The Bears won again, too. Their remaining opponents are Detroit, Philadelphia and the Cardinals. The Packers leave this week on an eastern road trip, taking them to Pittsburgh and Washington. The Steelers' victory over Brooklyn indicates that the swing will not be all roses. There is also a possibility that the Bears will lose - a recurrent possibility whenever cash-and-carry teams meet, but the fans are all looking toward a Western division playoff between the Halas representatives and the Packers. Conzelman has taken a lot of ribbing of late about his supposed statement that he "might as well have gone fishing" before the first encounter with the Bears. So we asked him about our chances in the possible game to decide the divisional crown. "The Packers will have to score first, just as they did two weeks ago," he replied, adding that he thought a win over the Bruins was, at least, not impossible. "I didn't think that the Bears are the team that they were a month ago," he said, "they're not playing the wild and wooly type of game that they did." This led to a discussion of the Cardinals' meeting with the Halas outfit on the Cards' home gridiron. "It's just like the game today," he stated, "we'll go into it with the pressure off. And don't forget that if we can wallop them, we're going to do it." Conzelman paid his customary tribute to Isbell and Hutson. "They're a great combination," he admitted. He had no criticism of anyone. He thought that the game might have ended differently but did not ascribe the loss to any particular break. "That field goal attempt (by Zontini in the third quarter) might have changed the story." And the fans generally, will agree with him. The Green Bay representatives won and the victory was deserved. Lou Brock was a football player if anyone was. Clarke Hinkle showed the fire that made him outstanding in the defeat of the Bears. Cecil Isbell, famed for his passing, carried the ball on the ground a good share of the time against the five-man Chicago line, and did more running than the spectators usually see him do. Buckets Goldenberg, Ray Riddick and company can play on our team any time. Larry Craig and Ernie Pannell did a great job harassing the Redbird passers, and Charley Brock was all over the field. For the second time this year, Joe Kuharich played 60 minutes of football. He called the Cardinal signals from his guard position and may hold a record for his total playing time this year. Spectators who saw Frank Balazs walk over to Curly Lambeau during a tense moment in the game thought that the former Packer was in a warlike mood, but the Packer coach said differently in commenting. "Frank told me that a rough play on his part just before that was unintentional," Lambeau said, adding that there was no question of a fight...CLEMENT TO DEWELL: A Cardinal drum beater has been touting the passing team of Johnny Clement and Bill Dewell to the skies, and both of them showed up well in Sunday's play. Both are from Southern Methodist, along with Ray Mallouf, who has been hampered by injuries this year. Two former Packers saw service, Frank Balazs and Dick Evans. Fred Vanzo, who works in Green Bay during the off-season, helped along the Cardinal cause. Some of the fans were also familiar with Ray Apolskis, who figured in the last minute forward and lateral play that was called back for a penalty. The game was dedicated to servicemen, who were admitted on payment of tax fees only. The St. Norbert R.O.T.C. unit took part in dedication ceremonies along with the Packer Lumberjack band, directed by Wilner Burke. The cadets presented an "awkward squad" act to open the day's program, and State Senator John Brynes of Green Bay spoke briefly during the ceremonies...GRADE SCHOOL GAME: Ed Johnson's grade school charges played a fast and furious football game between halves, with the players chosen on all-star teams from the east and west sections of the city for the encounter. We couldn't help leafing back to the 14 to 13 Milwaukee game to compare the statistics on the two meetings of the Cardinals and Bays. In most departments, the Cards turned in comparative results for both games, while the Packers did much better Sunday than they did in October. The Chicago yardage total was 277 in the first meeting and 248 Sunday, while the Packers improved from 170 to 282. Marshall Goldberg saw much more service in the latter game, carrying the ball 15 times for a 3.7 yards average, while he made only five attempts in the first encounter and had a five-yard average. The Chicagoans tried only eight passes in the first game, completing five of them, but called 28 aerial plays Sunday with 13 of them successful. The Bay representatives connected on 10 of their 18 tries the first time, and nine of their 22 attempts Sunday. The Cardinals' two upset victories in the east, their showing against the Packers in the earlier game, and the Bay win over the Bears all helped to draw a crowd of 15,495 for Sunday's game, and none of them were disappointed. Most acclaimed it the best contest of the season in Green Bay, and we are inclined to agree with them.
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - Jimmy Conzelman, the Chicago Cardinals' glib coach, is not on speaking terms with George Halas, owner of the Bears. "Right after I tell the world he is the wonder coach of the age and the greatest man in the profession today," says Jimmy, testily, "he loses to Green Bay."
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - "The toughest job of a professional football coach is saying goodbye to a great player, especially if he has been a regular fellow." Thus spoke Coach Curly Lambeau at a testimonial dinner for Arnold (Flash) Herber in St. Joseph's school auditorium at De Pere Sunday night. Some 250 of Herber's friends were packed in the room to show their admiration for the great passing artist. "Herber was the greatest long distance passer football has ever known. I wish he were just starting instead of retiring from the game," Green Bay's builder of champions asserted. The air was full of tributes, and we are convinced that the speakers meany every word. Herber, of course, knew well in advance about the dinner and the speeches, but he certainly lacked the self-confidence and assurance that always made his passing so unbelievable. This was from Don Hutson, on the receiving end of so many of Herber's tosses: "Herber is the person responsible for Don Hutson's place with the Green Bay Packers. When the going was toughest he was always at his best; in the clutch he was right on the spot. It is I who owes Arnold Herber the most." Another member of this year's squad, Clarke Hinkle, spoke with the same feeling. "When the line broke through once in a while and smothered him for a loss, Arnie never blamed me for missing that end." Herber's coach at Green Bay West, H.M. (Murph) White, recalled some of the achievements with the Wildcats. He, too, emphasized the point that Herber could be counted upon when the going was toughest. James A. Hughes, the De Pere city attorney, paid tribute to "a man who has served far more than the usual number of years allotted to a football star." He then welcomed Herber, who is now a resident of De Pere, "to the less celebrated role of private citizen." "Next fall," said Hughes, "when you find the waistline a little too big, you'll just have to order a new suit and let it go at that." Praise in ample quantities was dished out by Russ Winnie, sports announcer for WTMJ. "Herber made my job easier, because he gave me plenty to talk about," Winnie declared. He closed his short speech with a vivid "recap" of Herber's pass to Hutson following the kickoff in the famous game against the Chicago Bears in 1935. Among the many tributes was a relayed telephone call from George Strickler in Chicago, the statistician of the NFL. "Give my respects to the greatest man who ever threw a football," was Strickler's message. L.H. Joannes, president of the Packer corporation, was another speaker. Bernard (Boob) Darling, a former Packer player, also spoke. William Morris, De Pere attorney, was the toastmaster. Just before the close of the program Attorney Robert Kaftan presented Herber with a gun and other hunting gear. Buckets Goldenberg, representing the Packer squad, brought a gift, the contents of which was not announced, from the players. Herber spoke at the end, and with great feeling. "Now I know my greatest thrill in football. It's what happened here tonight."
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - Don Hutson's two touchdowns and two extra tallies against the Chicago Cardinals Sunday gave him a total of 67 points for the season, easily protecting his first place position in the NFL. Last season he led the circuit with 57 points, and he needs only 12 more to equal the all-time mark of 79 established by Jack Manders of the Bears in 1934.
(GREEN BAY) - Coming through in the clutches for a thrilling 17 to 9 triumph over the Chicago Cardinals before 15,495 fans at City stadium here Sunday afternoon, Green Bay was able to maintain its scant percentage margin over the Chicago Bears in the NFL's heated Western division race. The Bears, as had been feared, came out on top in their battle with the Washington Redskins at Chicago, leaving the Packers still only a half-game ahead. Chances for a divisional playoff now are greater than ever. Two games remain on the schedule for the Packers, at Pittsburgh next Sunday and at Washington a week later. The Bears face Detroit, Philadelphia and the Cardinals on successive Sabbath days. As predicted in the advance buildup, the Cardinals were no shoddy outfit. They scored on a field goal after a sustained drive the first time they got possession of the ball, and they kept an only slightly superior Green Bay eleven constantly on the alert. It was not until well into the fourth quarter, after Don Hutson made a spectacular dash around end for a touchdown that the Packer supporters could begin to relax. Lou Daddio made good on a field goal attempt from the 32-yard line to present the Cardinals with a 3 to 0 lead early in the first quarter. This came as a real shock to many of the fans, who had only half accepted the tales of the Chicago team's strength. The Packers roared back, however, and five plays following the kickoff Cecil Isbell and Hutson put the Packers ahead - and for good - on a 25-yard pass. It was 7 to 3 for the Packers when Hutson kicked the extra point. Clarke Hinkle booted a 34-yard field goal for the Packers in the second quarter, but the Cardinals got right back into the game when John Clement passed to John Martin for 27 yards and a touchdown in the third period. They failed to knot the score when Marshall Goldberg fumbled the pass from center on the try for the extra point. Hutson's brilliant dash in the fourth quarter for the outstanding single incident of the afternoon put the game on ice. The extra point kick by Hutson put the finishing touch to a great effort for the fleet and colorful Packer end.
The game was typical of many of the hard battles that have been staged by the two teams since their series began in 1921. As usual, the Cardinals were the underdogs, fighting mad, highly keyed and well schooled against the Packer offensive. Official statistics from the game reveal the keen balance between the two squads. The Cardinals chalked up 16 first downs, against 13 for the Packers, but the Green Bay team was superior in total yardage, 282 to 246. It was one of the rare occasions when the Packers were beaten at their own specialty - passing. The Cards attempted 13 out of 28 for a total of 148 yards, while the Packers made good on nine out of 22 for 137 yards. Four Chicago eleven's aerials were intercepted, however, while only two of the Packer tosses found the wrong marks. Although Isbell was a standout in the passing department, finding a receiver eight times in 20 throws for 93 yards, he also displayed high skill as a runner by picking up 51 yards on eight attempts. Hutson was well covered by the Chicago team, but he caught two passes, one of 25 yards for his touchdown, and another of 22 yards. The only time he ran with the ball, for 11 yards, he made his other goal crossing. In looking over the backfield for outstanding offensive play, the name of Clarke Hinkle must be placed right with the leaders. The old Hink has been with the Green Bay eleven for 10 seasons now, but he was still in his prime Sunday. In 13 crashes through the line he gained 55 yards, more than any other Packer. Goldberg, although somewhat of a goat because he fumbled that pass from center on the conversion try, was easily the Cardinals' greatest back. His scrimmage total of 55 yards was exactly the same as Hinkle's, and he also took three passes for 34 yards. His defensive work was superb. Laurels for the Chicago passing were won by Clement, who had the excellent record of 11 completions in 21 attempts for 107 yards. Bill Dewell, the visitor's left end, also played an important role. Charlie Brock, Green Bay's starting center, was a standout in the line. Also doing their share of work, and sometimes a little more, were end Ray Riddick and guard Buckets Goldenberg. Ernie Pannell, a first year tackle, and quarterback Larry Craig were down on many of the Cardinals' deadly passes. The Packers took the kickoff to open the game, but Goldberg mussed up two passes by Isbell and Hinkle was forced to punt. Goldberg returned four yards to his own 46, and the Cardinal march began. There was a slight setback when Clement fumbled but recovered for a five-yard loss. On the next play he passed to Goldberg for 18 yards, making it a first down on the Green Bay 18. The offense continued to click, and it was not long before the Cardinals were nine yards from the Packer goal line. Lou Brock then rushed through and smeared John Hall for five yards. Clement was unable to find a receiver for two passes, so Daddio went back to the 32-yard line to kick his goal, giving the Cardinals a temporary 3 to 0 lead. Daddio kicked off, and Lou Brock made a brilliant return of 32 yards to his own 42. Hutson was unable to reach Isbell's pass, but on the next play Isbell went around right end for eight yards. Hinkle made a 10-yard dash, chalking up the initial first down for the Packers. Again Isbell skirted right end, carrying the ball 15 yards to the 25. Seconds later he sent a long one to Hutson, who took it in the end zone just before he was puled up by the fast-charging Cardinals. With Isbell holding, Hutson kicked the extra point that put Green Bay ahead by 7 to 3. Later in the same period, John Martin's spectacular 65-yard punt was fumbled by Lou Brock after he had returned 10 yards, Ray Apolskis doing the recovering for the Cardinals in midfield. The Cards could not cash in on that break. On the first play Lou Brock made amends for the fumble by intercepting Clement's pass, returning three yards to his own 16. Isbell then passed to Brock for 17 yards, but the Packers lost the ball when Goldberg snared another pass by the Green Bay star just before the first quarter ended. Then it was the Cardinals' turn to have a pass go bad. The second period was not a minute old when Hal Van Every, in the end zone, intercepted Goldberg's toss for a touchback. After an exchange of kicks another scoring march was started by the Packers from their own 43-yard line. It was featured by a 44-yard pass from Van Every to Andy Uram, putting them down on the 20-yard stripe. Hinkle picked up three yards, Uram was smeared by Frank Ivy for a four-yard loss, and Van Every had a pass fall incomplete. Hinkle went back on the fourth down and booted from the 34-yard line for the field goal that gave the Packers a 10 to 3 lead. Midway in the second quarter the Cardinals began driving down the field from the Packers' 16-yard line. Hall and Frank Balazs, a former Packer, picked up a first down and Hugh McCullough's passes to Dick Evans, also a former Green Bay gridder, and Hall produced two more first downs. Daddio then tried for a field goal from the 35-yard line, but it was wide. Pete Tinsley of the Packers intercepted a pass by McCullough and returned 23 yards to the 40-yard stripe just as the half ended. Goldberg and Clement sparked a Chicago drive as the third quarter started. It took the team almost seven minutes to reach the 27-yard line, the best single gain being one of nine yards by Goldberg before Lee McLaughlin, Goldenberg and Lou Brock stopped him. Brock was right on Martin when he took Clement's 27-yard pass, but he was unable to prevent the Cardinal back from getting the ball into the end zone. When Daddio went back to kick for the extra point, Goldberg fumbled the pass from center and in the scramble the Packers recovered, ahead by only 10 to 9. The Packers bogged down somewhat for the best part of what remained in the third quarter, but Louis Zontini's attempt for a field goal from the 36-yard line was no good. A revived Packer team started clicking then. Three first downs were made, largely on Isbell's passing to Lou Brock and Hinkle, and on Hinkle's running. The Green Bay eleven was on the Chicago 43-yard line as the gun sounded.
Going far back, Isbell tossed to Hutson for 22 yards down to the 22-yard line as the final period got underway. On the next play, however, Isbell's pass was intercepted by Martin. The Cardinals were forced to punt, and the Packers started downfield from their own 29. Isbell went around end for 11 yards, Hinkle picked up six, and Lou Brock drove through center for nine. Next Hinkle made a brilliant dash of 12 yards, and Isbell drove for 18 more. Then the Packers employed a deceptive end play - which had been attempted many times but never worked so well before - to send Hutson around end for 11 yards and a touchdown. Hutson also kicked the extra point, leaving them ahead 17 to 9. A Cardinal threat late in the game fizzled when Bill Johnson intercepted Clement's pass and returned it 10 yards to his own 45. Hinkle tried a field goal from the 45, but he merely succeeded in getting the ball to the three-yard line, well out of danger, a minute before the game ended.
CHI CARDS -   3   0   6   0 -  9
GREEN BAY -   7   3   0   7 - 17
1st - CHI - Bill Daddio, 32-yard field goal CHICAGO CARDINALS 3-0
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 25-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 34-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-3
3rd - CHI - Johnny Martin, 27-yard pass from John Clement (Daddio kick failed) GREEN BAY 10-9
4th - GB - Hutson, 11-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 17-9
NOV 22 (Pittsburgh) - The Green Bay Packers, needing victories in both of their two remaining games to be certain of the Western division title, arrived here at 8 o'clock this morning for their NFL clash with Walt Kiesling's Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday afternoon. Shortly after their arrival, the husky Wisconsin gridders went out to Forbes field, scene of Sunday's conflict, for a light workout. Effects of the long train ride east were well shaken off by the time they returned to their headquarters at the Schenley hotel. The Packers appeared to be in top form, and they went through their drill with a sincerity that indicated the utmost respect for the Steelers. They are not taking any chance with the Pittsburgh club, which finally has started to click after seven consecutive defeats. Two weeks ago the Steelers battled the Philadelphia Eagles to a 7 to 7 tie. Last Sunday they staged one of the major upsets of the year by achieving a 14 to 7 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers, who were fighting to remain in the bidding of the Western division title. With the exception of two players, Coach Curly Lambeau declared the Packers to be in excellent physical condition. Guards Pete Tinsley and Lee McLaughlin were hurt in the rough game with the Chicago Cardinals at Green Bay last Sunday, and may not see action. They are anxious to play, however, but Lambeau will use them only if necessary. Tony Canadeo, the Gonzaga backfield men who made an impressive debut with the Packers this season, undoubtedly will play Sunday. He fractured two bones in his left hand at Detroit Oct. 26, and has been on the bench since then. Lambeau said he really was ready a week after the injury, but was kept out of action to avoid all chances of the bones breaking again before they were fully knit. Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle and Cecil Isbell arrived with much advance publicity. This trio of Packer gridders is the most potent combination in the entire NFL this season. Hutson, the league's leading pass receiver, also is the top scorer. He has marked up eight touchdowns, 16 conversions, and one field goal for a total of 67 points, and needs only two more touchdowns to break the record set by Jack Manders of the Chicago Bears in 1934. The Green Bay star leads the circuit in the pass reception department by a wide margin. He has taken 42 passes for a total of 537 yards, while Bill Dewell, in second place, has received only 24 for 302 yards. Isbell has attempted 169 passes and completed 94 yards for a percentage of .556. He is credited with a total of 1,221 yards. Eleven of his throws were touchdown passes. Hinkle ranks second as a ball carrier with 335 yards in 111 attempts for an average of three yards each time. He has carried the ball on scrimmage more times than any other player in the league. His six field goals placed him in the No. 1 spot for the National circuit so far this season. Isbell is sixth in ball carrying with 290 yards in 64 attempts, and Andy Uram of the Packers also ranks well up on the list with 221 yards in 39 tries. Another Packer, Lou Brock, is fifth in pass receptions with 21 for 296 yards, and he stands second on punt returns behind Whizzer White of the Detroit Lions. Hihnkle is third in scoring with 44 yards...DOUBTFUL ABOUT STARTERS: Coach Lambeau was doubtful about his stating lineup. However, Larry Craig is the likely starter at the quarterback spot, Isbell at left half, Brock at right half and Hinkle at fullback. Hutson may go in at left end, and Bill Johnson or Ed Frutig at right end. The tackles probably will be Baby Ray and Charles Schultz, and George Svendsen may start at center. With McLaughlin and Tinsley on the list of doubtfuls because of the injuries, Lambeau may have to select the starting guards from Russ Letlow, Bill Kuusisto, Buckets Goldenberg and Smiley Johnson. The starting backfield for the Steelers will include John Patrick, quarterback; Boyd Brumbaugh, left half; Art Jones, right half, and Dick Riffle, fullback. Jones sparked the Steelers in the upset over Brooklyn last Sunday, and Riffle is another man who has proven to be more dangerous than average. Likely starters in the line may be George Patukis, left end; Joseph Coomer, left tackle; Eberle Schutlz, left guard; Charles Cherundolo, center; Richard Bassi, right guard; John Woudenberg, right tackle, and Joe Wendlick, right end.
NOV 22 (Green Bay) - Take it from Curly Lambeau - the Packers are stronger and more aggressive than they have been all season. They are so good, he believes, that they ought to walk all over that Pittsburgh eleven Sunday afternoon, despite the recent revolt by the Eastern division's goats. Only one thing will prevent the Packers from rolling through to an impressive victory, admitted the coach as he boarded the train Friday night. They may not take the Steelers seriously enough, and that would be bad. In fact, it could be bad enough to be fatal. On the execution of plays and timing, the Packers are championship brand. They know how to play Grade AA football, and they really want to win. Their constant source of danger, however, is the tendency to relax when things start coming too easy. Lambeau would like to see games won by a good margin, the wider the better. Naturally he is well satisfied merely to win, but the wear and tear on the nervous system is not so pleasant. Most of the fans feel the same way, although it is nice to talk about those thrillers afterwards. The Pittsburgh squad has a weight advantage on the Packers. It will be fighting football club Sunday, and there will be a predicted 20,000 fans in Forbes Field to cheer it on. Since that 7 to 7 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles two weeks ago and the 14 to 7 triumph over the Brooklyn Dodgers last Sunday, both players and fans want more of the same. "They may out-rough us, so we must out-smart them," was Coach Lambeau's view of the situation. There didn't seem to be anything wrong with the Packers as they left Green Bay Friday night. Most of them settled right down in their private dining car, but their conversation indicated that they are as anxious to make the trip a success. Assuming the Chicago Bears will win their three remaining games, the Green Bay gridders must defeat the Steelers Sunday and take the Washington Redskins the following week. That would leave the two Western rivals in a tie for first place, meaning a playoff before the championship game could be scheduled. The Eastern division also is in a muddled state, but it may be settled Sunday when New York's Giants engage the Redskins in the Polo grounds before the league's largest crowd of the season. The Giants can clinch the title by winning over Washington.
NOV 22 (Pittsburgh) - The Green Bay Packers will open their eastern campaign Sunday with the Pittsburgh Steelers as their opponents at Forbes field. Wisconsin's great gridiron machine goes on from here to play the Washington Redskins in the national capital November 30, and victories in both starts will assure Lambeau and Co. at least a share of the Western division title. The Pittsburgh game promises to be an unusual contest, if last week's records mean anything since Walt Kiesling's Steelers accomplished their 14-7 victory over Brooklyn without using a single forward pass, while the Packers are famed as an airminded outfit. Two of the league's top ground gaining fullbacks will lock horns when the Bay's Clarke Hinkle and Dick Riffle of Pittsburgh meet. The veteran Packer is in second place in the pro loop with a mark of 335 yards, and Riffle is just behind in third, with a total of 309. The Packers arrived here Saturday morning and Coach E.L. Lambeau announced that the squad was in fair shape for the game. It is no secret that Kiesling would like to lead his team to another upset, and the Steelers are definitely keyed up by their win over the Dodgers.
Baltimore and Chicago.
NOV 19 (Pittsburgh) - Modern football's most spectacular scoring performer is Don Hutson, Green Bay's All-America and All-Pro League left end who makes his second appearance on a Pittsburgh gridiron next Sunday when the Packers close the home season of the Steelers in Forbes Field. For 10 years now, some of the game's greatest coaching minds have built defenses to stop Hutson, only to have him wreck 'em. The late Jim Marks of Kiski, seeing Hutson for the first time in the 1935 Rose Bowl game as Alabama plastered a 29-13 defeat on Stanford, called him, even then, the greatest receiver he had ever seen. "He picked Dixie Howell's bullet-like passes off his shoe tops, going full speed, and ran for touchdowns," the Dean of Kiski remarked. "There was just no stopping him. or Howell's passes." And now, with seven seasons of professional play behind him, Hutson is still the fastest man in the league, and cagier than ever. One defender can't cover him. Two do a fair job, but while they're guarding Hutson, they're wide open someplace else...HOLDS MANY RECORDS: Professional football record books are choked with Hutson scoring and pass receiving achievements. He has captured the most passes, 204 in six seasons and 42 already this fall; most touchdown passes in one game, three on five occasions; most yards gained catching passes, 3554 prior to this season, with 537 yards more in the current campaign; most yards gained catching passes in one season, 486 in 1939; and, until Don Looney, now a Steeler, caught 58 passes for the Philadelphia Eagles last year, 14 in one game, Hutson held both these marks at 45 for the season and eight for one game. Furthermore Hutson on Oct. 26 this season scored his 50th and 51st touchdowns, to break the all-time NFL individual record. He has added more since then, and he's still going strong...DRAW JOCK'S PRAISE: When Dr. Jock Sutherland stopped in Pittsburgh on the way back to Brooklyn after his Dodgers had taken a 30-6 shellacking from Green Bay, he could talk of no one else but Hutson. "I put Merlyn Condit on him," the Doctor said, "but Hutson caught two passes for touchdowns. Condit is fast, and a good pass defender. But not against Hutson." Jock shook his head, indicating Hutson could have "jooked" Condit right out of his pants, if he had wanted...FIVE TALENTS: Hutson combines five talents. He has tremendous speed, a change of pace, expert timing, an ability to feint an opponent, and when all these have put him under the pass, he can catch. The Chicago Bears, as great as they are, have never completely stopped him. He has scored at least one touchdown every year in the seven seasons he has opposed them. Hutson is 28 now, a slim, trim blond of 6 feet, 1 inch and 185 pounds. He is married and has one daughter. He operates a bowling establishment in Green Bay, where he has made his home since he joined the Packers.
while that the Packers have been outweighed by so wide a margin. Those who have studied the Packers in practice and in competitive action will confirm the statement that the team has not yet attained its peak of efficiency. Such a sustained drive would make it look like an entirely new outfit, despite the fact that it has been brilliant when the going got toughest in recent games...NOT BEARING DOWN: There still is a tendency of not Bearing down hard enough for really impressive victories. The Packers reached that state at least once last year when they ran wild over Detroit to score a 50 to 7 triumph. Earlier last season Detroit had won by 23 to 14. Some of the downtown quarterbacks have expressed the opinion that the Nov. 2 game with the Bears in Chicago could have been a riot, and a study of the game seems to bear them out. The Packers were leading by 16 to 0 going into the fourth quarter, but the game ended 16 to 14. The Bears took wild chances in the fourth quarter, doing such risky things as passing on the fourth down. An interception or even an incompleted pass could have set up another scoring opportunity for the Packer team.
NOV 20 (Chicago) - Kay Eakin of the New York Giants came into the NFL a year ago with a reputation as a punter. He fared reasonably well for a rookie, finishing 16th. But this season Eakin expects to dethrone Sammy Baugh as the league's kicking champion and as his first effort in that direction he went to the front this week with an average of 51 yards for 13 punts. Norman Standlee, the Bears' rookie fullback from Stanford, still has the best average - 63 yards for two punts - but his right to the title will be questioned on the ground that he has kicked in only one game. Eakin's average and that of Baugh, whom he passed last week, have been compiled in regular assignments as punters, week after week...GOLDBERG IN TIE: Marshall Goldberg, the Chicago Cardinals' veteran back, entered a tie for kickoff honors when he returned three against Green Bay. Whizzer White of Detroit continues to sport the best average return, however, with Boyd Brumbaugh of Pittsburgh, who also has 10 returns, in second place. White's average return is 25.3 yards and Brumbaugh's 24.7. Art Jones, Pittsburgh's spectacular rookie, went to the front among the interceptors when he intercepted two Brooklyn passes Sunday. He now has six interceptions, one more than his teammate, Dick Riffle. George McAfee of the Bears, and Goldberg are tied for third place with four apiece.
NOV 20 (Pittsburgh) - Art Rooney called up and said he believes his Steelers beat the Boston Redskins, 16-14, one year to knock them out of the Eastern division pro football championship, and Washington and New York on a couple of other occasions. Then he asked whether the fact that the Steelers knocked Brooklyn out of the championship picture last Sunday would mean they could do it to the Green Bay Packers this Sunday at Forbes Field? "I don't remember what years we knocked those teams out of the championship race," Art says. "In fact, I'm not sure we did. But I do know we wrecked Brooklyn's title chances last Sunday, and I hope we can do the same for the Packers." There's nothing to indicate in the dope that indicates the Steelers can blast the Packers out of the running but then there wasn't much hope they could  stop Dr. Jock Sutherland's Dodgers, either. The Packers atop the Western Division with eight wins and one defeat, half a game ahead of the Chicago Bears at seven and one (they beat each other), come to town Saturday morning with every factor in their favor. Anyway you compare them with the Steelers, they're far superior. With such big guns as Clarke Hinkle and Don Hutson and Cecil Isbell, they've piled up 138 first downs in nine games to 59 for the Steelers, 2754 yards gained to 1493, 117 passes completed in 207 attempts to 37 in 141, and have made 22 touchdowns to 12, 10 field goals to two and 20 extra points to 11...ISBELL NO. 1 PASSER: The Steelers, if they have an edge at all, must have a little more stubborn defense, but it's wasted in the fact that the opponents have piled on 187 points and seven defeats to 96 points against Green Bay and only one defeat. Hinkle is second in ground gaining in the league with 335 yards, Isbell is sixth with 290, and Andy Uram is 12th with 221. In this department, the Steelers have Dick Riffle third with 309 yards and Art Jones 14th with 217. Isbell is the league's leading passer with 94 completions in 169 tosses for 1221 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Steelers have no passer in the league's top 10. In pass receiving, Hutson is first with 42 catches for 537 yards and six touchdowns, and Lou Brock is fifth with 21 catches for 296 yards and two touchdowns. There's nary a Steeler in the league's first 13 receivers...HUTSON LEADS SCORERS: Of 16 leading scorers in the circuit, Hutson is first with 67 points on eight touchdown, 16 extra points and a field goal; Hinkle is third with four touchdowns, six field goal and two extra points for 44, and Jones for the Steelers is far back in a nine-player tie for eighth place, with four touchdowns for 24 points. Hinkle leads the loop in field goals with six in 14 attempts, and has the longest of any of the leaders, a 43-yarder. And Rooney asks if the Steelers can knock the Green Bays out of the championship running! Still, Pitt beat Fordham, and the Steelers beat Brooklyn, and some 20,000 fans seem to want to see what will happen Sunday at Forbes Field. Me, too!
NOV 20 (Pittsburgh) - The Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday ran through a stiff two-hour drill concentrating chiefly on the plays that the Green Bay Packers will offer in Sunday's battle at Forbes Field. Hopes in the Steeler camp are running high, bolstered by their upset win over the Dodgers which, following on the tail end of their 7-7 tie with the Eagles, gives big Walter Kiesling a record of one win and one tie in two starts as the Steelers head coach...ZOPPETTI UNABLE TO PLAY: It was learned that Frankie Zoppetti, former Duquesne quarterback, who suffered a cleat cut in Sunday's battle with the Dodgers, will be lost for Sunday. A ray of hope was shed in the dismal backfield situation, however, when Coley McDonough, who has borne the brunt of the passing attack all year took an active part in yesterday's drill. McDonough was withheld from the Dodger game in which the Steelers neglected to throw a single aerial. He will play Sunday. Absent from the drill, too, was Boyd Brumbaugh, a mainstay in the backfield all season. Brummy injured his foot slightly yesterday and Coach Kiesling told him to take things easy for a few days. He remained in his Springdale home. The Packers, led by the fabulous Don Hutson and Clarke Hinkle, will arrive in town Saturday morning. They will practice at Forbes Field the same day. They will stop at the Schenley Hotel.
NOV 21 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's final hopes for a NFL championship this season rest upon the eastern invasion which begins at 5:30 tonight, when the southbound Chippewa pulls out of the Milwaukee road station. At 1 o'clock Sunday afternoon, Green Bay time, the Packers battle the Steelers at Pittsburgh in a game that promises to be exceedingly close if the Western division leaders are not alert on every play. The following Sunday the Packers will be in Washington to engage the Redskins. Although the weather is none too pleasant, it is likely that a huge crowd of well-wishers will be at the station this evening to see the Packers off on their trip. A good turnout will not do the team any harm, either. This morning Coach Curly Lamebau conducted a general "quiz" for the squad, and followed this up with a two-hour workout on the practice field. One drill session was held Thursday, but there were two on Wednesday. The Packers have been warned not to take the Pittsburgh team lightly, and apparently they have taken the advice. In their workouts this week they demonstrated a fine, fighting spirit. Although the Steelers had a miserable start this season, they are playing real football now. They tied the Philadelphia Eagles Nov. 9 by 7 to 7, and last Sunday they triumphed over the Brooklyn Dodgers, 14 to 7. The 14 to 7 win really was an upset, since the Dodgers were fighting to stay in the race for the Eastern division title...ARRIVE AT 8 O'CLOCK: At Chicago tonight the squad will board the Pennsylvania's crack train east, which will bring it into Pittsburgh at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. Headquarters in Pittsburgh will be the Schenley Hotel. Lambeau reported the squad in fine physical condition except for guards Pete Tinsley and Lee McLaughlin, who were hurt in the game with the Chicago Cardinals last Sunday. Both are anxious to get into the battle, but they won't be called upon unless Lambeau really requires their services. Tony Canadeo, who fractured two bones in his left hand to Detroit, is anxious for action. He was in shape last Sunday, but Lambeau decided to give the injury another week to heal...HALF-GAME AHEAD: At present the Packers are a half-game ahead of the Chicago Bears in the Western division. The Bears play at Detroit next Sunday, at Philadelphia Nov. 30, and at Chicago against the Cardinals Dec. 7. If the Packers and Bears both win their remaining games, a playoff will be necessary before the league championship game can be scheduled. A huge crowd is expected in Pittsburgh Sunday. The game in Washington the following week already has been sold out, giving the Packers assurance of at least financial success from the trip.
NOV 21 (Pittsburgh) - Green Bay Packers began their last road trip of the season today, barring playoff complications in the Western division of the NFL, where they hold a half-game lead on the Chicago Bears. The Packers reach Pittsburgh tomorrow morning, drill briefly after their arrival, and engage the Steelers Sunday afternoon in Forbes Field in the final home game of the Steeler season. The Packers then move on to Washington for their last game of the campaign, with the Redskins Nov. 30. Whatever playoff they may become involved in will be staged in mid-December. Injuries suffered by three Packers in last week's game with the Chicago Cards indicated changes in Green Bay's usual starting lineup. The casualty list includes Pete Tinsley and Lee McLaughlin, regular starting guards, and Carl Mulleneaux, right end. Probable starters against the Steelers will be Harry Jacunski and Ray Riddick, former Fordham terminals, at the ends; Baby Ray and Bill Lee at tackles; Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg at guards, Charley Brock at center, Tony Canadeo and Joe Laws at the halves and Clarke Hinkle at fullback. The famed Packer aerial team of Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson is certain to get into action, but as reserves. Boyd Brumbaugh, Steeler halfback, given a rest most of this week, will be ready to resume his backfield post Sunday and will pair up at the halves with Art Jones, Richmond flyer, with John Patrick at quarter and Dick Riffle at fullback. Other Steelers starters will be the same as in the past two ball games, Paltukis and Wendlick at ends, Coomer and Woudenberg at tackles, Schultz and Bassi at guards and Cherundolo at center.
NOV 21 (Pittsburgh) - Boyd Brumbaugh, veteran tailback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, put in his first appearance of the week at the local pro eleven's practice yesterday but did not take part in the drill. However, he will be in togs today as his foot injury is much better. He appears to be a sure starter against Green Bay's Packers on Sunday at Forbes Field in the final home game of the season for the Iron Men. The impending battle offers fullback Dick Riffle of the Steelers a chance to take first place in the ground gaining race in the National league. The former Albright College star is third behind Pug Manders of Brooklyn and Clarke Hinkle of the Packers. Riffle has a total of 309 yards to 335 for Hinkle and 379 for Manders. As the last-game is idle this week, Riffle can pass him with 71 yards or more on Sunday. Despite the strength of the invaders that big task if he continues in the form he has displayed in the last few games. Coach Walter Kiesling has been working daily on halting the pass catching of Don Hutson, the sensational terminal of the Packers. Kiesling figures he has a way that will at least trouble the former Alabama U. hero if not completely stop him. In the last two games against Philadelphia and Brooklyn such star hurlers as Len Barnum, Tommy Thompson, Ace Parker, Bill Leckonby and Dean McAdams managed to complete numerous tosses but never got away for a touchdown. In Art Jones and Riffle the Steelers present two of the league's best in intercepting passes and both aim to add to their records on Sunday.
Malsevich's short field goal try and galloped 98 yards for a touchdown in the closing seconds of the half. Milwaukee's powerful line, made even more so by the addition of Paul Berezney, former Fordham tackle who came here by the way of Kenosha, stopped the Bisons' running attack so completely that the visitors had lost 45 yards by the time the welcome final gun barked. No matter what combination coach Tiny Cahoon chose to use, the Bisons were helpless. It was pretty much the same among the Chiefs' backs. They all had a field day. Bud Hughes, La Crosse Teachers college grad who was with the Chiefs early in the season, was a standout at end for Buffalo. His catch of passes thrown by Andy Karpis offered the Bisons' only threat. Don Perkins and Malsevich scored two touchdowns for the Chiefs. Art Blaha, who returned to the fold last week from Kenosha, and Jim Trebbin made one apiece. Bob Eckl, one of the finest tackles in the league, placekicked 5 points after touchdown in as many attempts to maintain his record of scoring in every game since he joined the club last year. Bob Stephens' dropkick after the final marker was blocked. The Chiefs led at the half, 21-14. The scoring summary: First Quarter - Perkins swept right end for 39 yards and a score on a reverse. Blaha scored from the 2-yard line after Buffalo had lost the ball on its own 5-yard line when Osborne fumbled a pass from center on fourth down. Score: Chiefs 14, Bisons 0 Second Quarter - An exchange of punts gave Buffalo the ball deep in Milwaukee territory. A lateral, Osborne to Karpis, brought the score on fourth down from the 1-yard line. Malsevich ran 24 yards to score after intercepting Karpis' pass. Wheeler's 98 yard run after catching Malsevich's short placekick came a few seconds before the half was up. Score: Chiefs 21, Buffalo 14 Third Quarter - Runs of 20 and 35 yards by Johnny Maltsch sparked a 63 yard touchdown drive. Perkins took care of the last 4 yards. Blaha grabbed Osborne's punt on his 11-yard line, ran 19 yards and then tossed a lateral to Malsevich, who went the rest of the way - an 89 yard gain. Score: Chiefs 35, Bisons 14 Fourth Quarter - A forward pass, Stephens to Ohlgren, and a lateral to Trebbin covered 55 yards and produced the last marker. The Chiefs invade Buffalo next Sunday to close the season in a return meeting.
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau and the Green Bay Packer squad will leave for their Eastern trip at 5:30 Friday afternoon, scheduled to engage Pittsburgh next Sunday and Washington a week later in their final drive to capture the Western division title. The entire trip will be by train, Lambeau announced. A decision was to be made tomorrow as to the training site between the two dates, possibilities being the Travers Island camp of the New York Athletic club, the University of Georgetown facilities at Washington, and the Westchester Country club at Rye, N.Y. A squad meeting followed by a loosening-up workout was on the program today. There will be two drills Wednesday and two on Thursday. A final light workout is planned for Friday morning...SEVERAL ARE HURT: Despite injuries to several players, Lambeau considers the squad in fair physical condition. Last Sunday's rough battle with the Chicago Cardinals sent Lee McLaughlin and Pete Tinsley to a hospital for the night, and Carl Mulleneaux also was hurt. McLaughlin and Tinsley had leg injuries, and Mulleneaux turned up with a badly bruised shoulder. Several other players were shaken up rather severely, including Larry Craig, who dislocated a finger. All of them are expected to be ready for play next Sunday. Pittsburgh did not win a game all season until it upset the Brooklyn Dodgers, 14 to 7, last Sunday. The Steelers are working like a new team, however, since Walter Kiesling took over the coaching duties as Buff Donelli's successor. Donelli came to the Steelers in midseason and then returned to Duquesne...JONES LEADS STEELERS: Halfback Art Jones led the Steelers in the their first victory in nine starts. With the score tied at 7-all at the start of the fourth quarter, Jones went around the Dodger right end 25 yards for a touchdown. With men like Jones and fullback Dick Riffle on the Pittsburgh roster, the Packers can expect to run into plenty of trouble. The Steelers are anxious to finish the season with a couple of victories to partly make up for a rather disastrous result. Lambeau will polish up all departments in this week's drills, and he also plans to devote considerable time to breaking down the Pittsburgh offense.
NOV 18 (Chicago) - Commission Elmer Layden of the NFL announced today that a club owners' meeting to draft plans for possible playoffs and the 1941 championship game had been postponed until Dec. 1. The meeting, originally scheduled for Wednesday, will be held at Philadelphia. Layden said "the playoff situation may be more clearly defined by the later date."
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - "What's this about the Chicago Cardinals being so chummy with the Bears? In a Chicago newspaper Monday there was a statement about the Cardinals having tried their best Sunday "to help out their north side pals, the Bears." And right in the lead paragraph, too! Well, those fans who immediately suspected some dirty work in Chicago need have no fears. They can ascribe the unfortunate use of the word "pals" to a flight of imagination or carelessness, on the part of the man who wrote the story. The Cardinals and Bears always have been rivals, and they always will remain on that basis as long as both are members of the same league. There won't be any letdown on the part of the Cardinals when they play the Bears Dec. 7. The Cardinals will fight with everything they have, even if the Bears do want another championship. It's true that a victory over the Packers last Sunday would have helped the Bears. But the Cardinals were not fighting so hard, and so well, because of that. They were playing only for any glory they could get out of it for themselves...Don Hutson of the Packers is well on the way toward setting up a new NFL scoring record, and it appears that George McAfee of the Chicago Bears is doing the chasing. Last Sunday, while the Bears were beating Washington by 35 to 21, McAfee scored two touchdowns to give him 54 points for the season. Hutson, meanwhile, was crossing the goal line twice in spectacular fashion and also kicking two extra points, giving him a season's mark of 67. In 1940 Hutson marked up 57 points to win the season's scoring title. The league record of 79 points was made by Jack Manders of the Bears in 1934. With two more touchdowns, Hutson can equal that record. He had a good chance of doing it, too, with the Packers playing at Pittsburgh next Sunday and at Washington seven days later.
NOV 18 (Milwaukee) - The Milwaukee Chiefs hold third place in the AFL in more ways than one. The 41 points they scored against Buffalo Sunday gave them 91 for the season and put them in third spot offensively. The Chiefs are in third place defensively, with 84 points scored against them, and the club is third in the standings with three victories, three losses and one tie. They finish their league play with a return game at Buffalo Sunday.
NOV 18 (Chicago) - George McAfee of the Chicago Bears is chasing Green Bay's Don Hutson right up toward a new NFL scoring record. McAfee, now Hutson's nearest competitor for the individual point title, scored two touchdowns Sunday to bring his total of points to 54. Hutson scored two touchdowns, too, and also kicked the conversions, adding 14 points for a season's mark of 67. Hutson tallied 57 points last season to win the scoring title, and already has surpassed that mark by 10. The all-time high is 79 points, compiled in 1934 by Jack Manders of the Bears, and Hutson could equal that with two more touchdowns this year. He has two games yet to play. After Hutson and McAfee in the scoring parade come Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay with 44, Ward Cuff of New York, 42; Hugh Gallerneau, Chicago Bears, 36, and Jack Kavanaugh, Bears, 31.
NOV 18 (Pittsburgh) - Alan Donelli, the 168 pound tailback of the Pittsburgh Steelers, is lost to the local pro eleven for the rest of the season. The speedy ex-Duquesne University star had hit left ankle injured in last Sunday's game with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Yesterday it was found that ligaments were torn and several pieces of bone chipped. Quarterback Frank Zopetti, who suffered a cleat cut on the foot, which required three stitches to close, may be able to play next Sunday when the Green Bay Packers appear at Forbes Field in the final home game of the season for the Steelers. Only other casualty of the first Steeler win was fullback Joe Hoague, who is sporing a badly swollen eye received on his long run to the Dodger 2-yard line to set up Pittsburgh's first touchdown. The usual Monday holiday found the Rooney-Bell squad in a happy frame of mind and eager to get a crack at the Packers. They will resume practice today at Moore Field determined to wreck the Green Bay hopes for the western division title just as they detoured those of Brooklyn in the East with their surprising 14-7 triumph. Coach Walter Kiesling, with a tie and a victory in two starts to his credit since taking over the Steeler reins, will attempt to build a defense to halt the pass catching of Don Hutson, the great Green Bay terminal. Coley McDonough, best Pittsburgh passer, will probably be back in action, which would mean that Don Looney, ace Steeler catcher, will get a chance to match prowess with the famous visitor. Looney didn't get into the Brooklyn game at all as the Steelers stuck to a ground attack and didn't toss a single aerial.
NOV 18 (Pittsburgh) - The Steelers' 14-7 victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers set one record which may be evident this Sunday in the final home game of the season with the ponderous Green Bay Packers, Western division leaders in the NFL. For the first time within memory of anyone connected with the Steelers' ticket management, fans stopped in the Forbes Field box office after Sunday's triumph over the Dodgers and purchased tickets for the forthcoming Green Bay game. The sale continued briskly at the ticket wicket in the Steelers' office at the Fort Pitt Hotel yesterday, indicating the clash with the Packers, given another nice football day, may draw another 20,000 attendance, perhaps even 25,000...LAST HERE IN 1935: Green Bay, a tremendous drawing card elsewhere in the pro league, has played but one previous game in Pittsburgh, back in 1935. Stars of the Packers' convincing 34-14 triumph on that occasion were big Cal Hubbard, former Geneva All-America tackle now serving as assistant coach for the Covenanters; Johnny Blood, who coaches the Steelers in 1937, '38 and part of '39; Milt Gantenbein, former Wisconsin end who captained the Packers; and George Sauer, terrific triple-threat fullback on Nebraska teams of the early '30s. Few Packers of that era are still playing for the Wisconsin club, the only ones being Tiny Engebretsen and Buckets Goldenberg, guards; Joe Laws, halfback; and Clarke Hinkle, fullback. Hinkle, now in his 11th professional football campaign, is still perhaps the most versatile fullback in pro football, a perennial leader in individual ground gaining, scoring and field goal kicking...STAR-STUDDED OUTFIT: The current Packers are a star-studded outfit, having, in addition to Hinkle, such individual standouts as Don Hutson, All-America end from Alabama, who is regarded as the greatest pass receiver in football, and Cecil Isbell, former Purdue ace who is Hutson's battery mate. Some of the other Packer stars are Russ Letlow and Buford (Baby) Ray, 220 and 250-pound all-league guard and tackle tandem, from San Francisco U. and Vanderbilt, respectively; Lou Brock, another ex-Boilermaker; and Charley Brock, one-time All-America center from Nebraska; plus a sextet of giants off Minnesota's recent collegiate powerhouses - Larry Buhler, Bill Johnson, Bill Kuusisto, George (Bud) Svendsen, Andy Uram and Hal Van Every...The Steelers are in a bad way for halfbacks for the Green Bay game. Alan Donelli came out of the Brooklyn fracas with a fracture-sprain of his ankle. Boyd Brumbaugh suffered a recurrence of a stomach ailment which may keep him on the sidelines the rest of the season. Coley McDonough, resting an injured knee, saw no action, but even so there is some question whether he will be ready to go against Green Bay. Art Jones picked up a charley horse, but should be available Sunday. Frank Zoppetti and Joe Hoague were other casualties of the Dodger fray. Zoppetti suffered a cleat wound in his foot; Hoague acquired a beautiful "shiner", a black eye was swelled completely shut yesterday.
NOV 17 (Milwaukee) -  The Milwaukee Chiefs went on the warpath to tame the Buffalo Bisons in the final home game of the season Sunday at State Fair park. The 41 to 14 verdict boosted the Chiefs into the .500 class in American Pro league competition. It was their third victory against as many defeats and one tie. Spurred on by the presence of 6,500 fans, who turned out for Civic Appreciation day sponsored by the Milwaukee Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the season's best break in the weather, the Chiefs cut loose with a fancy exhibition in their closing appearance. The Bisons, although badly outplayed, did their bit in making it a wide open battle, featured by long runs and fancy passes of every description. The finest scoring contribution, in fact, was turned in by Ernie Wheeler, speedy Buffalo back, who took Bronko 
NOV 19 (Green Bay) - Scout reports received this week confirmed Coach Curly Lambeau's fears that the Packers will have anything but a picnic when they battle the Steelers at Pittsburgh in the second last NFL game next Sunday afternoon. Bearing down the home stretch a half-game ahead of the Chicago Bears, the Packers must take the Steelers next Sunday and the Washington Redskins the following week to be assured of the West division title. The strength of the opposing teams being what it is, the Packers are in an extremely precarious position. The best thing that could happen would be for the Bears to lose one of their three games remaining but that appears to be only wishful thinking. Next Sunday the Bears will be at Detroit, they invade Philadelphia the following week, and they battle their city rivals, the Cardinals, Dec. 7...FIRST DIVISION CLUB: Lambeau's reports from his scouts show the Steelers to be a first division club, despite the fact that they did not win their first game until they upset the Brooklyn Dodgers, 14 to 7, last Sunday. Winning that game was a great accomplishment because Brooklyn was fighting to remain in the Eastern division race. The late-starting Steelers are tough and rugged, and they carry out their assignments with dangerous skill. Walt Kiesling, who took over the coaching job after after Buff Donelli resigned, apparently is doing excellent work. About all the Packers can do is keep on improving. There are numerous opportunities for bettering their play and Coach Lambeau is concentrating on those weak points this week...HOLD TWO WORKOUTS: Two workouts were scheduled today, but because of the Thanksgiving holiday, he decided upon one long drill Thursday. The final workout in Green Bay, at least until the close of the regular schedule, will be held on Friday morning. The Packers will leave Friday evening on the Milwaukee road Chippewa, and they will remain in the East to train for the game at Washington the following Sunday. Lambeau is doing some worrying about the physical condition of his squad, but he admits that for the Pittsburgh game at least most of the squad will be ready for action. The question is how well several players will be able to play...SEVERAL ARE HURT: In last Sunday's game with the Chicago Cardinals here, Pete Tinsley, Carl Mulleneaux and Lee McLaughlin were hurt. They appear well on the way toward complete recovery. Over in Pittsburgh, the Steelers are trying to figure out a way to stop Don Hutson's scoring spree. They also have plenty of other things to worry about, but their worries are being translated into action.
NOV 19 (Chicago) - The locker room wit who first opined that "the halfbacks make the headlines, but the fullbacks carry the load" must have been thinking of the NFL. Weekly statistics released today reveal three fullbacks heading the list of ground gainers and seven of the first ten ball carriers operating from that position. Pug Manders of Brooklyn retained his place at the top of the standings for the seventh consecutive week with a total of 379 yards, but the former Drake star lost ground in the race when Clarke Hinkle contributed 55 yards to Green Bay's victory over the Chicago Cardinals and reduced Manders' lead to 44 yards...RIFFLE GAINS THIRD: Dick Riffle, Pittsburgh's veteran fullback, jumped from seventh place to third by gaining 66 yards against Brooklyn and bringing his total up to 309. Only one other player, Frank Filchock, Washington fullback, has gained 300 yards. Filchock has picked up 307 yards in 85 attempts to ran fourth. Green Bay's Packers continued to lead the other offensive departments. Cecil Isbell, although completing only eight of the 20 passes against the Cardinals, maintained his record pace of at least one touchdown pass per game and remained in first place among passers with 94 completions in 169 attempts. Don Hutson caught two passes, just enough to prevent the field to gain on him in the receiving race, and added two points to his lead in the scoring fight by converting after both his touchdowns while George McAfee of the Bears, was getting two touchdowns against Washington. Hutson now has 67 points and needs only 13 more in two games to break Jack Manders' league record for one season. He needs 11 more points to dethrone Manders as the leading scorer of all time.
NOV 19 (Cincinnati) - William D. Griffith, president of the American Professional Football league announced
tonight that members would meet in Detroit December 5 to consider franchise applications from Philadelphia, 
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - A heavy workout by the Packers this morning served to whet their appetites for the Thanksgiving dinners that followed, and at the same time prepared them further for the important dates on their NFL schedule. There will be another practice session Friday morning. At 5:30 in the evening the squad will be aboard the Milwaukee road Chippewa, headed for Pittsburgh and the battle with a suddenly clicking Steeler eleven Sunday afternoon. The following Sunday there will be a game in Washington with the Redskins. During their sojourn in the east, the Packers will stay at Travers Island, the headquarters of the New York Athletic club, about 30 miles from the metropolis. Coach Curly Lambeau, who has had previous acquaintances with this camp, considers it an ideal place to train...ONE AT A TIME: Much of the conversation among the fans has been "playoff talk", but the Packers are present are concerned only about the game with Pittsburgh Sunday. They realize fully that they cannot get into a playoff, either for the Western division title or the league championship, unless they concentrate on just one game at a time. The Packers have no reason to feel they are in the driver's seat just because they are a half game ahead of the Chicago Bears in the Western division. There are two games left for the Packers and three for the Bears. If both the Packers and the Bears win their remaining contests, there will be a playoff to determine the Western division representative in the championship battle. A meeting of club officials to draft plans for possible playoffs and the title game will be held Dec. 1 at Philadelphia...GOING STRONG NOW: Pittsburgh's team had a woefully bad start, but this is November and it is playing a first division brand of ball. The unexpected 7 to 7 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles Nov. 9 was followed with a 14 to 7 upset victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers last Sunday. The Steelers outweigh the Packers an average of 7 1/2 pounds per man. A typical Steeler line, from end to end, ranges in weight from 210 to 265 pounds, giving an average of just over 231 pounds. Lambeau asserted that it will be the first time in a long 
NOV 22 (Pittsburgh) - The Green Bay Packers, leaders of the Western division of the NFL, risk their pennant chances at Forbes Field tomorrow afternoon against the surprising Pittsburgh Steelers, who have been cast in the role of giant killers recently. It is the last home game of the season for the Iron Men, and 20,000 are expected for the kickoff at 2 o'clock. Coach Curly Lambeau's invaders have swept their last six games, one being a 16-14 victory over the great Chicago Bears. Their only loss this season in eight tries was a 25-17 affair to the Bruins at Green Bay. Three other games are listed tomorrow. New York's Giants can clinch the eastern title with a win over Washington in the Polo Grounds. The Cleveland Rams play at the Chicago Cardinals and the Chicago Bears invade Detroit. The local battle will pit Don Hutson, league-leading pass receiver, against the best player in the circuit at intercepting aerials. That is Art Jones, the sensational recruit from Richmond University who has nabbed six enemy tosses to date. The duel between Hutson and Jones promises to be one of the highlights of the local campaign. Green Bay has beaten Pittsburgh in all six meetings in their series. Their only local appearance was in 1935 when they copped by 34-14. That was Hutson's first season in pro ball but he didn't play here due to an appendicitis attack. Another individual duel will find the rival fullbacks, Dick Riffle of Pittsburgh and Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay, fighting for the grounds gaining leadership. Riffle is third and Hinkle second at the moment. Leader is Pug Manders 
NOV 22 (Pittsburgh) - The Green Bay Packers, leaders of the Western division of the NFL, risk their pennant chances at Forbes Field tomorrow afternoon against the surprising Pittsburgh Steelers, who have been cast in the role of giant killers recently. It is the last home game of the season for the Iron Men, and 20,000 are expected for the kickoff at 2 o'clock. Coach Curly Lambeau's invaders have swept their last six games, one being a 16-14 victory over the great Chicago Bears. Their only loss this season in eight tries was a 25-17 affair to the Bruins at Green Bay. Three other games are listed tomorrow. New York's Giants can clinch the eastern title with a win over Washington in the Polo Grounds. The Cleveland Rams play at the Chicago Cardinals and the Chicago Bears invade Detroit. The local battle will pit Don Hutson, league-leading pass receiver, against the best player in the circuit at intercepting aerials. That is Art Jones, the sensational recruit from Richmond University who has nabbed six enemy tosses to date. The duel between Hutson and Jones promises to be one of the highlights of the local campaign. Green Bay has beaten Pittsburgh in all six meetings in their series. Their only local appearance was in 1935 when they copped by 34-14. That was Hutson's first season in pro ball but he didn't play here due to an appendicitis attack. Another individual duel will find the rival fullbacks, Dick Riffle of Pittsburgh and Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay, fighting for the grounds gaining leadership. Riffle is third and Hinkle second at the moment. Leader is Pug Manders of Brooklyn, who will be idle tomorrow, permitting either of the contestants here to catch up if they happen to have good days at lugging the leather...KIESLING BUILDS DEFENSE: Coach Walter Kiesling, who has tied one and won one since becoming Steeler coach, has worked hard to fashion a defense for Hutson's pass catching. He feels that his fine forward wall, featuring a great center in Chuck Cherundolo, sturdy guards in Dick Bassi and Eberle Schultz, and outstanding tackles in 265-pound Joe Coomer and John Woudenberg, will check the ground offensive of the Wisconsin eleven. A long list of stellar players grace the Packers roster. Coach Lambeau can call upon such nationally famous performers as Cecil Isbell, Larry Buhler, Joe Laws, Lou and Charley Brock, Buckets Goldenberg, Tony Canadeo, Harry Jacunski and many others. 
NOV 22 (Buffalo) - The Milwaukee Chiefs will be out to repeat their 41-14 win of last week against a rejuvenated Buffalo Tiger eleven here Sunday afternoon. It is the final game of the year for the Chiefs. Tiny Engebretsen's club has forgotten last week's bearing and is looking forward to giving the Chiefs their own medicine. The Milwaukee forward wall, which is recognized as one of the best in the American circuit, will be composed of veterans who have done a fine job all season. Earl Ohlgren, of Minnesota and Bob Temple, 
Arizona, have been named to the end posts; Bob Eckl, placekicking artist who is tied for high scoring honors on the Chiefs, will open at one tackle with either Paul Berezney or Bob Hoel at the other. Merle Larsen, one of the outstanding linemen in the league, will maintain his string of games in which he has started. He has opened every game since the Chiefs were organized in 1940. Len (Tex) Akin, former Baylor great, will be on the other side of the center. Either Humphrey or Don Haley of Purdue and Baylor, respectively, will be at center. The backfield will be composed of Howard (Kit) Carson, Illinois at quarterback; Don Perkins, Platteville and Art Blaha, Dubuque, will be at the halfbacks and Bronko Malesevich, Wisconsin, at full. Coach Tiny Engebretsen has said that he will start the same eleven who took the field in Milwaukee. He has sharpened up his running attack, which functioned poorly at Milwaukee, but his passing weapon was deadly. Cahoon has schooled his eleven all week on stopping the Andy Karpis to Bud Hughes passing combination, which connected eight times in the game last Sunday. If the Chiefs win they will end the season with four victories, three defeats and one tie. Should the Cincinnati Bengals upset the New York Americans Sunday, Cahoon's aggregation will end the season tied for second place.
last fall), Howard Johnson and Pete Tinsley from Georgia, and Bill McLaughlin, a rookie from Virginia. Ernie Pannell, Texas Aggies' 1940 All-America tackle, came out of the Southwest to join the Packers; and from the Far West Tony Canadeo of Gonzaga, Tom Greenfield from Arizona, Carl Mulleneaux from Utah State and Russ Letlow from San Francisco joined up. In the Big Ten conference, annually productive of giant linemen and fast backs, Lambeau found a Green Bay gold mine. Minnesota furnished seven current Packers - Larry Buhler, Bill Johnson, Bill Kuusisto, Charley Schultz, Bud Svendsen, Andy Uram and Hal Van Every. Purdue, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa came through with Packers stars, and Nebraska contributed mightily...SIX-GAME WINNING STREAK: The Packers are here today with the longest unbroken winning streak in the league, six games. They have dropped only one decision all year, a 25-17 setback Sept. 28 by the Chicago Bears. Since then they have conquered everything they have faced, including the Bears, 16-14, in a return joust which drew approximately 46,000 fans into Chicago's Wrigley Field, an all-time record. Against this ponderous Packer array, the Steelers would seem to have little chance, yet there are two factors that might indicate a close game. The Bays, despite their great record, haven't been a high-scoring aggregation. Thirty points in the Brooklyn game stands as their top scoring achievement this season. On only three occasions have they gone over the 20-point mark. Furthermore, five of their nine opponents have scored at least twice on them. The Steelers, then, stand to make it close.
NOV 23 (Pittsburgh) - The end of another campaign in the NFL comes to the Pittsburgh Steelers this afternoon in Forbes Field when a crowd that may reach the 25,000 mark watches them square off against the powerful Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin giants, who lead even the famed Chicago Bears in the battle for the pro circuit's Western Division title. The stunning Steeler upset of Brooklyn last Sunday and the lure of the ponderous Packers and their unstoppable threesome of Don Hutson, Cecil Isbell and Clarke Hinkle are the factors which may bring the largest pro attendance of the season to the Oakland ball park for the 2 o'clock kickoff. This is but the second Pittsburgh appearance for the Packers, and, consequently, the first opportunity Tri-state grid fans have had to view the remarkable talents of Hutson, the league's greatest pass catcher, and Isbell, the loop's leading tosser. When the Packers last showed in Forbes Field in 1935, Hinkle played his customary starring role at fullback, but Hutson, a rookie at the time, was withheld from action because of an attack of appendicitis and Isbell was only then a promising sophomore at Purdue...ALL STAR SUPPORT CAST: In support of these three leading lights, Coach Curly Lambeau, who founded Packerdom 23 years ago, has recruited standouts from all collegiate sections of the country. Off Eastern gridirons, he has picked Ray Riddick and Harry Jacunski, a couple of strapping ends from Fordham. From the South, he enlisted big Bill Lee of Alabama, Buford (Baby) Ray of Vanderbilt, Larry Craig and Alex Urban from South Carolina (the latter a star in that spectacular 27-21 victory Duquesne scored over the Gamecocks