GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(CLEVELAND) - Extinguishing a death-dueling threat to their championship hopes in the fourth quarter, the Green Bay Packers broke loose with two quick touchdowns to defeat the Cleveland Rams, 30 to 12, before 16,473 fans at Municipal stadium here Sunday afternoon. The big Bay bombers cracked six records, making it 11 new marks in two Sunday, in hanging up their sixth NFL victory, and creating a perfect setting for next Sunday's struggle with the Bears at Chicago. The Bears, likewise, got into the mood by rolling over Brooklyn, 35 to 0. Don Hutson, the Alabama jumping jack, accounted for three of the new records and his special friend, Cecil Isbell, broke two marks. Between the two of them and Tony Canadeo and Chuck Sample, the passing combination set up a team record. In intercepting seven passes, the Packers tied a record held by five teams. Hutson scored 21 points, receiving three touchdown passes - two from Isbell and one from Canadeo - and kicked three extra points, thus becoming the first player in the history of the league to reach the 100 mark in scoring. Don finished with 103 markers to break his own 1941 record of 95 in 11 games. The Flypaper Man now has 13 touchdown passes to his credit, three more than his 1941 mark and the most ever made by anyone in a season. It exceeded by one the record Hutson and the Bears' George McAfee set jointly last fall. Isbell threw three touchdown passes, boosting his total to 17 for the season and bettering by two his 1941 record. Isbell pushed into the background his onetime teammate, Arnie Herber, who threw 51 scoring aerials in nine years. Isbell has made 52 in less than five seasons.
21 TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Completing four touchdown passes, the Packers now have 21 touchdown aerials, one more than they completed in 1938. The lopsided count tells little of the hard tussle the Packers had. The Bays led, 16 to 12, with only five minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the Rams, by virtue of Dante Magnani's 54-yard run, were on the Packer 26 - in a position to take the lead. The Packers exploded with a burst of defensive power and the best Cleveland could do was gain three yards before losing the ball. Curly Lambeau's athletes immediately sewed up the contest, Sample counting on a nine-yard strike from Isbell 16 plays later. Sample carried the ball ten times and has gains of 13, ten, six, seven and five yards for his biggest efforts. When Hutson kicked the extra point he brought his total to 96, one more than his 1941 record. The Packers put the game in the refrigerator for keeps a moment later when Canadeo intercepted Parker Hall's long pass on the 50 and raced back to the Cleveland ten. That ancient end-around play was hauled out and Hutson pounded to the one-foot line. On the next play, Canadeo hit Hutson with a perfect pitch as the fleet end braced himself against the goal post with one arm. Hutson kicked the extra point. The game ended after the next kickoff.
LINE IS GREAT
The Packer line played great ball in spots. It was outcharged considerably, especially on offense, and resulted in poor protection for passers Isbell and Canadeo. Several times, the Ram forwards were on top of Cece before he got his pitching arm up. On the brighter side, however, the Bay chargers smothered repeated Cleveland threats - the most important of which was their stand when the Rams threatened to go in front. That big Cleveland bid came just after Hutson narrowly missed a 44-yard field goal attempt. On the first play Magnani skipped over right guard, cut to his right and dashed down the sidelines in front of the Packer bench. Hutson and Uram took after the speedy back and cornered him on the Packer 30, with Uram getting the tackle on the 26...ANDY SAVES GAME: It took Minnesota Andy to save the game again as Hall, on third down on the 23, threw a pass intended for Ben Hightower in the end zone. Uram flicked the ball out of Ben's reach. A fourth down pass went out of bounds. The Packers started out like they planned to better last week's 55-point splurge. Isbell set the stage by intercepting a Hall pass on the 50 and skidding nine yards on the carpet-like turf. A nine-yarder to Hutson and a 13-yard throw to Uram, who fell after the turf slid under him, brought the ball to the 11, from where Hutson made another one of those unbelievable catches in the end zone for the touch. Don carried center Red Conkright on his shoulders as he went down. Huston's kick was a trifle wide. It was his third kick in 12 years of football, having missed one in the Cardinal game last Sunday and one in the mud at Pittsburgh last year. Isbell, incidentally, kept his string alive by completing the T.D. aerial. He now has completed touchdown passes in 19 straight games. The Bays started another drive the next time they got the ball but it fizzled on the Ram two when an Isbell pass intended for Uram went wild. The drive opened with a sweet 37-yard aerial play from Isbell to Uram, and 11-yard strikes to Uram and Hutson and an eight-yard throw to Harry Jacunski put the ball in position. Hutson killed another threat just before the end of the period by intercepting a Hall pass.
CANADEO TAKES OVER
With Isbell, Hutson, Uram and their mates rolling, Canadeo took over the team in the absence of signal caller Joe Laws, who was not used in the entire game. Canadeo propelled the team to the Cleveland 12 from where Ted Fritsch stepped back on the 22 and booted a field goal. It was his fourth field goal in five attempts this season. The clever Canadeo pulled a Charley Brock after an exchange of punts by taking the ball out of Jim Benton's hands on the 46 and racing back to the Cleveland 38. Benton had just received a pass. In two plays, Isbell and Hutson had a touchdown for the Bays. The first throw went for 23 yards far to the left and the next was a strike to the end zone. Hutson made a one-handed catch to stand the fans on their collective ear. Hutson kicked the extra point, his 95th point. Just after the next kickoff Hutson intercepted another Hall pass. The teams exchanged punts before the half ended. The Rams "backed into" the scoring column early in the third period when Isbell intercepted a pass on the one-foot line and slipped into the end zone. It was ruled a safety. Punting in kickoff formation, Lou Brock sailed the ball to the Packers 49 from where the Rams marched to the Packer 39.
46-YARD FIELD GOAL
On fourth down, Chet Adams got off the longest field goal of the season, 46 yards, making the count 16-5. Two minutes later, the Rams started a 79-yard march which saw them lose the ball and regain it on the same play. Captain Buckets Goldenberg intercepted a pass on the 50, ran back five yards, fumbled and Dutch Elston recovered and ran to the Packer 45. On the first play of the fourth quarter, Hightower took a pass from Hall in the end zone to cap the drive. Adams kicked the extra point and the count was 16-12. The Packers then started on another drive but it closed with Hutson trying a field goal. Magnani's 54-yard run and the Packers' great defensive stand followed to set things up for the payoff touchdowns.
GREEN BAY -  6 10  0 14 - 30
CLEVELAND -  0  0  5  7 - 12
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 11-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Hutson kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
2nd - GB - Ted Fritsch, 22-yard field goal GREEN BAY 9-0
2nd - GB - Hutson, 15-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 16-0
3rd - CLE - Safety, Isbell tackled in the end zone GREEN BAY 16-2
3rd - CLE - Chet Adams, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 16-5
4th - CLE - Ben Hightower, 14-yard pass from Parker Hall (Adams kick) GREEN BAY 16-12
4th - GB - Chuck Sample, 9-yard pass from Isbell (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 23-12
4th - GB - Hutson, 1-yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 30-12
PACKERS CONCENTRATE DEFENSE FOR BEARS' RUNNING ATTACK
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - That proverbial fly in the ointment - the Chicago Bears' running game - was given a sharp going over by the Green Bay Packers at the Riverside ballroom Wednesday afternoon. Coach Curly Lambeau devoted nearly two hours to a defense for the Bear T-formers' chief weapon - quick smashes through needle-like slits in the line. The co-coached Bruins outyarded every team on the ground this season, although in total yardage, including passing, the Packers have a 2,561 to 2,437 advantage. Stopping the Bears at the line of scrimmage isn't impossible, in the opinion of Lambeau, and he believes it can be done. It was done last Nov. 2, 1941, when the Packers beat the Bears, 16-14, and allowed them to only 83 yards through the line. The Bays, meanwhile, gathered up 123 yards by rushing...KEY TO VICTORY: As the big game nears, the team realizes that the key to victory lies in holding the Bear ground machine to a respectable number of yards. The Packer
aerial tactics, as well as a sharper turf attack, should
take care of the Green Bay offensive. The Packers are
concentrating on a seven-man line, although they 
expect to go into a six-maner at times. In the first Bear-
Packer game this season, the Bruins picked up 181
yards on the ground, the total showing that the Packers
were on their toes. In that game, however, the Bay
offensive threatened to overcome the Bears but in the
end a fumble and interception turned the tide in favor of
Chicago. In seven games this season, the Bears gained
a total of 1,238 yards on the ground compared to 865
for the Packers. In other words, the Bears averaged 177
yards every time they finished a game. The Bay, on the
other hand, made 1,694 yards by passing for an average
of 242 per start...DEFENSE PRIME OBJECTIVE: With
each team holding such a big advantage over the other
in their pet departments of play, it seems quite foolish
to bother about defense at all. Let the boys go out and
score touchdowns and let the chips fall where they
may! However, since football is primarily a game of block and tackle, it is quite plain that the principal objective of both clubs is to stop the other's offense. While the Packers are working on the Bears' running attack, the Bruins are now working on a defense to stop Don Hutson, Andy Uram and a host of other prominent Packer receivers. The Bears didn't have much luck with Hutson here last Sept. 27 as the Packer wing counted two touchdowns and set up the other two. Incidentally, Hutson has a personal feud with the Bears. It just so happens that a touchdown for the Packer end in the second Packer-Bear game a year ago would have left him with 101 for the season. At that rate, he would now have two straight years with 100 or more points. So far this season Hutson has scored 103 points...NO. 20 FOR ISBELL: Since that 16-14 victory, Hutson has caught T.D. passes in ten straight league contests, not counting the playoff. His battery mate, Isbell, has pitched scoring passes in 19 straight tests, including the Bear-Packer playoff. Cecil will be shooting for No. 20 against the Bears come next Sabbath day. The Bears, who will be shooting for their 20th straight victory including a number of non-league tests, trail the Packers by 13 points in the six league games played thus far. Now that the Bears held their last two opponents scoreless, while the Packers have yet to blank a National league foe this season. Defensively, the Bears lead the league, the opponents having scored 70 points. The Packers are second in the Western division with 135. A crowd of nearly 45,000 is expected for the contest. An additional shipment of 100 tickets behind the end zone were received at the Packer ducat office Wednesday. The previous allotment was sold Tuesday.
DEFENDING CHAMPS HOLD BEST DEFENSIVE RECORD IN LEAGUE
NOV 12 (Chicago) - For the most part it is accepted in football circles as an old gag. but when the Chicago Bears repeat the aged axiom that the best defense is a good offense nothing humorous in intended. The Bears, who risk their half a game lead and unbeaten record against Green Bay Sunday, have stifled NFL opposition to the point where the latest team statistics, released today, find them leading in the least number of opponents' points and the least number of opponents' first downs. In seven games, the champions have surrendered exactly 70 points and 63 first downs. They also lead in the least number of opponents' gains, having kept the ball long enough against each foe to limited advances in 1,233 yards..KEEPING PRESSURE ON: Of course, a line which can be persuaded to yield only 402 yards rushing to seven opponents is an important factor in the champions' defense, but basically the Bear system is controlling the ball, piling up points and keeping the pressure on.
BAUGH LEADS JACOBS IN PUNTING STATISTICS
NOV 12 (Chicago) - Sammy Baugh's clipping book long
since has grown to several volumes, all containing 
glowing tributes to the Washington star's superb ability
to pass, notwithstanding the fact that there have been
times in recent seasons when his supremacy has been
challenged. But there seldom has been a dissenting 
vote when National league coaches discuss punting,
especially since Ralph Kercheval turned in his Brooklyn
uniform for one of brown in the United State cavalry.
Baugh has been the major league's champion for the
past two seasons and, barring accidents or retirement
between now and next month, the silent Sweetwater
rancher again will lead the circuit in kicking. Baugh was
back on top today, following release of official audits,
having taken first place from Jack Jacobs, the Cleveland
rookie who retired for the duration last week. Baugh not
only resumed occupancy of the top rung, but also tied
the best kick of the year for 74 yards against the 
Chicago Cardinals. Bulldog Turner, the Chicago Bears'
burly center, another dealer in cattle from down way in
Sweetwater, went back into first place as the league's
most accomplished pass thief, intercepted one against
Brooklyn, to bring his total for the season to six.
LAMBEAU A BIT IRKED; CITES A FEW STATISTICS
NOV 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - The idea that the Packers
cannot run the ball, that they've only their pass attack,
has been well dusted off again this week as speculation
turns to Green Bay's chanced against the Bears in the
return game at Wrigley field Sunday. The tune is the
same: "If anything happens to Isbell or Hutson, goodbye
Packers. That's all they have." But is it all? Coach Curly
Lambeau, a little irked by what he has heard so often
and a little "touchy" this week, has finally challenged it.
"We're not the best rushing team in the league," he said
Thursday, "but if you did into the statistics, you'll see
we're far from the worst. The bare rushing totals are
deceiving. Sure, in total yards gained we're down the
list. But in yards gained per running play, were pretty
close to the top, and that's the only way to figure. Take
the Bears, for instance, they have gained 1,238 yards
rushing against our 865. The difference looks bad. But
the Bears have tried 307 running plays and we have
tried only 280. Actually, the Bears have averaged about
4 yards a running play and we have averaged 3.1 yards.
Now the difference doesn't look so bad. And that's only
the half of it. As a team which passes a lot, we are
naturally thrown for losses on attempted passes more
than others. And losses on plays like that, on which
the ball is not thrown, are charged against our running
game and not our passing. Also, and again because we
are essentially a passing team, we'll sacrifice a running
play every so often to get position for a pass. And again
our rushing game suffers in the statistics. We may not
be the best rushing team in the league, but I'd like to
spike once and for all the story that we're the worst.
Everything considered, we're up pretty close to the top."
Lambeau does not conceal the fact that he intends to
have his Packers run a lot against the Bears Sunday.
The so-called invincibility of the Bears does not scare
him a bit. "A lot of teams have run against the Bears
this season. They've been outrushed by more than one
opponent. Why the Cardinals, while beaten, outrushed
them two to one and we're a better rushing team, as the
statistics show, than the Cardinals. We'll rush against
them, too - mark my words." P.S. to Co-Coached Luke
Johnsos, Hunk Anderson and Paddy Driscoll: But don't
forget Hutson.
PACKERS MAY WIN - IF ISBELL IS ABLE TO PASS
NOV 12 (Chicago Tribune) - It does not tale much of a
football tactician to pick out the point around which will
revolve Green Bay's chances of beating the Bears
Sunday in Wrigley field. Just keep your eues on Cecil
Isbell, the handsome Packer who pitches all those
passes. If Cecil can have more than a split second to
send the ball a-wingin' the Bays will have an excellent
chance of ending the pro champions' 20 game winning
streak. If Lee Artoe and some of those other powerful
linemen break through consistently and keep Cecil
throwing the ball in self-defense, his fine touchdown
passing average will suffer. The Purdue curly head threw
five touchdown passes against the Cardinals two weeks ago, but there seldom was any enemy traffic nearby. All Cecil had to do was back up a few yards, case his potential receivers downfield, wind up, then peg the ball. It wasn't that easy Sunday in Cleveland when some of the Ram forwards barged in and either bore Cecil to earth and hurried him so much that his aim suffered. But Cece managed to complete 50 percent, three for scores. The Bears' theory is that the best pass defense is to get at the source of the trouble - meaning the passer. They are confident that Isbell will not have enough leisure time to be choosy about when he gets rid of the ball. This is not to mean that they are boasting about shutting out Isbell and
PACKERS OPEN DRILL FOR CHICAGO BEAR TEST SUNDAY WITH "WE'LL DO IT AGAIN" ATTITUDE
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - To steal a few lines from a noted war song - "We Did It Before and We Can Do It Again." Such was the attitude of the Green Bay Packers today as they launched intensive practice for their 48th meeting with the Chicago Bears at Wrigley field next Sunday afternoon - a contest that may decide the championship of the NFL. To explain the musical angle, it might be recalled that the Packers defeated the 1941 Bears, 16 to 14, after losing, 25 to 17, in the first game at City stadium. The present season started off somewhat the same, with the Bears winning the opener here, 45 to 28. The Bears are in first place with seven straight wins and no losses, the defeat being the 16-14 affair at Chicago. The Packers are in second with six victories and one setback. For you superstitious fans, next Sunday's game will be the eighth league test for both teams. A year ago, the two clubs were battling in their eighth fracas against the same opponents and on the same gridiron...FORCE A PLAYOFF: If the Bears win, they will gain their third straight league championship, barring a complete lapse against the Detroit Lions, Cleveland Rams and Chicago Cardinals. If the Packers win, they will tie for the league lead, and, barring a defeat by the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles or Pittsburgh Steelers, will force a playoff for the Western division championship. Last year the Bears won the Western title by downing the Bays in a divisional playoff, and then went on to whip the Giants for league honors. Coach Curly Lambeau and his Packers spent a good share of this morning viewing motion pictures of the last Packer-Bear game. The players then went to work at the practice field, ironing out kinks sustained in the rugged Cleveland game and getting in shape for the rough stuff Wednesday...TEAM IN GOOD SHAPE: Outside of the usual bumps and bruises, the Packers came out of the Cleveland fray in good shape. Two of the boys had stiff shoulders and two others picked up charley horses but they'll be in top condition for the Bears. In the chase for records at Cleveland Sunday, the statisticians overlooked a new mark for the Packers' shifty end - Don Hutson. He picked up 106 yards on passes from Cecil Isbell and Tony Canadeo to boost his total to 925 for the season. He set the mark a year ago with 819 yards. This makes an even dozen marks that the Packers, chiefly Hutson and Isbell, have smashed in their last two games. When Hutson caught three TD aerials against the Rams, it was the fourth time he had accomplished that feat. He did it 
once in 1937 and twice in 1938. Word from Chicago? 
There hasn't been much. The Bears, like the Packers,
will be in great shape. Sid Luckman, pilot in the Bears'
T-formation who was supposed to be hurt before the
Bear-Packer game here, is as good as ever, they say.
Luckman, despite rumors that he might see but brief
action back on Sept. 27, 1942, played about fifty-eight
minutes of the game...FAMIGLIETTI CARRIES LOAD:
The Bears, however, are not expected to use Bill
Osmanski, veteran fullback who was injured on the 
sixth play of the first test. Osmanski hasn't played 
since, although he is working out daily. Scouting the
Cleveland-Packer game while his mates were beating
Brooklyn, Osmanski said he expected to play. Gary
Famiglietti, a plunging fullback like Chuck Sample of
the Packers, has been carrying the fullbacking load for
the Packers. 
HUTSON'S RUNNING AWAY WITH RECORD
NOV 10 (Chicago) - Don Hutson, the Green Bay record
breaker, is running away with the NFL scoring race -
being so far beyond recall that he is 67 points ahead of
his nearest competitor. Hutson's 103 points, which
surpasses his league record of last year by eight, has
caught 13 touchdown passes and missed only twice in
placekicking 25 extra points. Gary Famiglietti of the 
Chicago Bears is lost in second place with 36 markers,
challenged by Brooklyn's Merlyn Condit with 33. Chuck
Sample of Green Bay is eighth with 30 points.
DON'T FORGET MR. ANDY URAM, YOU HUTSON-
ISBELL FOLLOWERS
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - Buried under the avalanche of
spectacular deeds turned in by Cecil Isbell and Don
Hutson is that man from Minneapolis - Andrew (Andy)
Uram, the University of Minnesota halfback who is
having his best year in a Green Bay Packer uniform.
That fumble late in the Bear game here must have done
something to Andy because he's a different man. He's
starring in a new field - pass receiving. On the Packer
team, Uram ranks second to Don Hutson with a gain
of 408 yards in 19 receptions. Uram came to Green
Bay five years ago with a great reputation as a runner.
He still shines in that department, but his new ability as
a pass snatcher is making the Isbell-Hutson due really
click. The Minnesota flash still holds the record for the
longest touchdown run from scrimmage - 97 yards
against the Cardinals in 1937. His 90-yard punt return
against Brooklyn for a T.D. last season is second in the
league books. Gil LeFebvre of Cincinnati ran a punt 
back 98 yards against Brooklyn in 1933..HE SNEAKS
AWAY: In most games, Uram has acted as Number 2
receiver to Hutson. He's the guy who sneaks away 
when the opponents put two, three or four men on
Hutson. Uram is second in Packer scoring with five
touchdowns, four on passes and one extra point for 31
points...CHICAGO WARNING: Should Chicagoans hear
the air raid sirens sounding next Sunday, they should
carry on in complete accordance with the instructions of
their respective wardens, regardless of how much they
may feel like betting that the appearance of Green Bay's
high flying Packers is responsible for the alerts...TAKE
YOUR CHOICE: The mighty Green Bay Packers - or the
mighty Chicago Bears! Take your choice. As the two
clubs prepare for their "all-mighty" struggle in Chicago
next Sunday, the term MIGHTY can be applied to the
Packers without swallowing twice or blushing. We base this statement on statistics for the two teams in seven games. This piece is not intended to swing any bets toward the Packers because statistics, records or what have you mean little or nothing when these outfits meet on the same field. For the sake of the Green Bay readers, however, it is interesting to note that the Packers have bettered the Bears in almost everything but yards gained by rushing. In total yardage (rush and passing), the Packers are in front of the Bears, 2,563 to 2,482. In passing alone, the Packers make the Chi-Bears look slightly feeble - 1,703 to 1,204. The Bears picked up 1,228 yards on the ground compared to the Bays' 858. The Packers need only 57 more yards and they will gained an even mile through the air.
$50 A GLASS COST OF BEER FOR PACKERS
NOV 10 (Chicago) - Beer will be $50 a glass for Green Bay players this week. Other violations of strict training will cost on a comparable basis. The Packers are getting ready for their do-or-die battle against against the Chicago Bears Sunday in Wrigley field. Red Smith, Packers' line coach, gave out the word Sunday night as the players arrived at the railroad station in Cleveland after their 30 to 12 victory over the Rams. "That's straight from the Belgian's mouth," said Red for emphasis. The players, for at least the older ones, affectionately call Curly Lambeau, Packers' boss, the Belgian...PACKERS CONSIDER THAT THEY WERE FORTUNATE: The Packers considered themselves fortunate in mustering a late punch to beat the Rams, who trailed by only four points midway in the fourth quarter. "The Rams are tough," said Cecil Isbell, "and if they play against the Bears like they did against us they're liable to win." (The Rams play the Bears in Chicago on Nov. 29.) The Packers were particularly impressed with Chet Adams, tackle, and Riley Matheson, guard, and the hard running backs. The Packers, likewise, think they're going to represent the western division in the NFL title game. That this calls for two victories over the Bears makes no difference. The first victory would put the teams in a tie and necessitate a playoff if each went on undefeated during the remainder of the schedule...CANADEO CLAIMS SHORTEST PASS - FOR 1 INCH: Against Cleveland, the Packers had 80 plays divided into 44 on the ground and 36 passes. Just before the first half ended, the Rams were charging in so hard that Isbell, trying to pass, was smashed down for losses of 12, 21 and 8 yards. Tony Canadeo put in a claim of breaking Isbell's record 4 inch pass to Don Hutson in a recent game. Against the Rams, just before the battle ended, Hutson almost went over from the 10 yard line on an end around play. Then Canadeo passed to Don for a touchdown. "The ball was on the 1 inch line," insisted Tony in claiming credit for the shortest pass on record. "Why did you ever pass in a spot like that?" scolded Coach Smith. "Well, if Isbell here can get away with those short one, so can I," grinned the Chicago Italian...BEARS START CONCENTRATING TODAY ON PACKERS' GAME: The Bears, every player safe and sound, returned to Chicago late yesterday afternoon. At 9:30 o'clock this morning they will start preparations for Sunday's game, which will mean the western title if they again beat the Packers. "We've been taking each game as it came along," said Co-Coach Luke Johnsos. "Starting in the morning we'll begin concentrating on Green Bay, and work just a little harder than usual." Luke said Sid Luckman called a smart game; that Monk Maznicki, the rookie halfback, had another good day, and that the line was tops. "They looked like the Bears of old for the first time in several weeks," the coach commented. Bill Osmanski, who scouted the Packers Sunday, insists he will be ready to play Sunday. Bill had played only a few minutes in the opener at Green Bay when he suffered an injured knee. That was on Sept. 27. Trainer Andy Lotshaw has been giving daily treatments to the first string fullback.
42,138 TO SEE BEARS AND PACKERS
NOV 10 (Chicago) - Once again, it's the Chicago Bears vs. the Green Bay Packers in a down-the-stretch pro football thriller. In the waning weeks of the NFL campaign, they're the rivals in the only close race being staged in either division, which is just as it was last season. Naturally there will be a sellout crowd of 42,138 in Wrigley field for their clash Sunday. The Packers have won six games while losing only one by the tremendous passing of Cecil Isbell and the accurate catches of Don Hutson. The Bears have driven to seven straight triumphs on a nice balance of aerials and good old fashioned Chicago Bear power. There are signs the Bears are just hitting their peak at this power game. Last Sunday they pulverized the Brooklyn Dodgers, 35 to 0, stopping there because, as one Chicago writer put it, they had been told it's unpatriotic these days to go over 35. Dressing room gossip from Brooklyn had it that the Bears decided, while on their own 3-yard line, to drive to a touchdown strictly via the rushing offense. "Not a pass," Lee Artoe snarled in the huddle. "Don't throw the ball once. We'll let 'em see something." The Bears promptly went 97 yards in a series of six first downs for the touchdown. The Packers have been no pushovers, either. Despite their lone defeat - and that to the Bears earlier in the year - they have smashed passing records right and left, and among their accomplishments set a new league mark of 25 first downs in the Cleveland game. That irked the Bears' boss, George Halas, now a lieutenant commander in the Navy, who ordered his boys to make at least 26 in one game before the season ends. The Bears came close against Brooklyn, reeling off 22. Last year the Bears beat the Packers and the Packers whipped the Bears for the only blot on either team's record. They tied for the Western division title and went into a post-season playoff which the Bears won, 33-14. The Packers vow that won't happen again.
Green Bay Packers (6-1) 30, Cleveland Rams (4-5) 12
Sunday November 8th 1942 (at Cleveland)
PACKERS SEE VICTORY IN DEFEAT - IN MOVIES
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers saw
victory in defeat as they viewed motion pictures of the
first Packer-Chicago Bear game at a squad meeting
today. They observed, among other things, a chance to
lick the 1942 edition of the NFL champions, and what's
more important the Packers realized that the 44-28 loss
here was the result of their own mistakes. Coach Curly
Lambeau pointed out after the first Bear test that "we
made the Bears look like a great team," but his big
talking point now is that the Packers can make the
Bears look like a poor team "if Green Bay plays the ball
it is capable of playing." Making the Bears a poor team
would, of course, result in a victory for Green Bay. In
view of the Bays' super aerial offense and their stiff
defense, it appears, as the moment anyway, that the
Packers have enough guns to whip the Bears into a 
silly-looking battered Model T. The Packers, as they
watched the movies and opened "rough stuff" today, are
not considering defeat. They are extremely confident,
simply because they know that a setback at Chicago
would leave them win the cold as far as a championship
is concerned. It irks them to think of the first Packer-
Bear game, but Lambeau is certain that movies of that
test are a big help in pointing out to his boys that the
Bears are not super. In fact, statistics for the two teams
thus far show that the Packers are the high-flying club
that the Bears were a year ago. The Packers, for 
instance, have averaged over four touchdowns against
the Bears' three...PACKERS LED, 28 To 27: Getting
back to the movies, the Packers led, 28 to 27, going 
into the last quarter of that game here. Midway in the
final heat a field goal put the Bears in front, 30 to 28.
There were six minutes left when the Packers started a
drive toward pay dirt, but a fumble and touchdown
recovery by Ray Nolting turned the tide. Two minutes
later Danny Fortmann intercepted a pass to set up
another Bear T.D. Lack of deception on ground and
passing plays helped the Bears to a great degree in
finally beating the Bays. Lambeau disclosed in practice
after the Bear tilt that center Bulldog Turner knew 
almost immediately when the Packers were going to 
pass. He intercepted two aerials. This time, however,
the Packers promise perfect faking and deception in
the backfield, which, they hope, will keep the Bear 
backs and backer-uppers confused...EXPECT AERIAL
ATTACK: The Packers are looking forward to something
of an aerial attack from the Bears. Sid Luckman kept
his Bruins on the ground in beating Brooklyn, 35 to 0,
last Sunday, but the crafty quarterback is expected to
exercise his accurate pitching arm as a means of
making the Bears' ground game more effective. Sid
ranks second only to Cecil Isbell of the Bays and the
Redskins' Sammy Baugh in the passing department.
The Packers' slick offense, led by the passing team of
Isbell and Hutson, seems to be their best defense, but
Lambeau will spend many hours on defense this week.
The Bears, don't forget, were the only team to crack
through the Green Bay defense. A number of other
league teams have dented the Bay wall badly, the 
Cardinals, for instance, making 24 points and the Rams
picking up 28 in the two games here. The Bears likely
will see plenty of Chuck Sample, new Packer fullback,
who has a great time at Cleveland last week, scoring on
a pass from Isbell after charging over the muddy turf for
nearly 35 yards. Sample, however, had a great day in
Detroit several weeks back but until the Cleveland game
found it tough going...BEAR MEAT APPETITE: Pairing
at fullback with Sample will be veteran Lou Brock and
young Ted Fritsch. Brock, who has a big appetite for Bear meat, scored one of the touchdowns in the Packers' 16-14 victory over the Bruins at Chicago last year. The Packers will hold another rough drill Thursday morning and taper off with light workouts Friday and Saturday. They'll leave for Chicago at 4:20 Saturday afternoon on the North Western. Packer Ticket Director Ralph C. Smith announced that Green Bay's allotment of tickets for Sunday's game has been sold. However, 100 tickets for seats behind the end zone are expected in the mail today and will be placed on sale tonight.
HUTSON SHATTERS RECORD IN MOST YARDS IN SEASON
NOV 11 (Chicago) - Chalk up another record for Don Hutson, football's greatest unsolved problem. Official NFL statistics, released today, reveal the spindly Green Bay end broke his own mark for most yards gained in one season when he caught nine passes for 96 yards against Cleveland. The afternoon's endeavor lifted Huston's gains for the season to 915 yards, 69 more  than the record he set in 1939. Bill Dudley, Pittsburgh's spectacular tailback, further strengthened his right to the rookie of the year honor when he picked up 67 yards against Detroit to become the most effective ground gainer since Bill Osmanski of the Chicago Bears won the championship in 1939 with 699 yards. Dudley now has piled up 591 yards.
FLY PAPER MOVE PAYING OFF; BAYS TOPS IN INTERCEPTIONS
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - They laughed when Coach Curly Lambeau passed fly paper among his Green Bay Packers three or four weeks ago. But the move apparently is paying off. The Packers, led by Sticky Fingers Charley Brock and Don Hutson, are leading the league in pass interceptions. They, ten of them, have intercepted 24 passes, with C. Brock setting the pace with five. Hutson, who specializes in catching the ball from his own passers, is second with four. Captain Buckets Goldenberg, Joe Laws and Cecil Isbell each has three interceptions to his credit and Lou Brock has two. Players with one each are Tony Canadeo, Bob Ingalls, Andy Uram and Pete Tinsley. Ingalls was the only player to score on an interception, turning in that deed against the Cardinals here. The Packers hold a comfortable lead over the Bears in pass interceptions. The Chicago hotshots have 17 interceptions divided among ten players, with center Bulldog Turner leading the pack. The Packers returned their interceptions 297 yards and the Bears gained 238 yards...PACKERS HOLD RECORD: The Packers hold the record in interceptions, having turned in 40 during the 1940 season. They could celebrate the 1942 season by getting 42. Hugh McCullough of the Cards holds the individual record, 21, in 1940. Vern Huffman of Detroit holds the record for the longest return - 100 yards against Brooklyn in 1937. Hal Van Every, late of the Packers, had the longest return in 1941 - 91 yards against Pittsburgh. The Packers tied a league record by intercepting seven passes from the Cleveland Rams last Sunday. The record was held jointly by the Chicago Cardinals against Detroit in 1940; Green Bay twice in 1940, against the Bears and Detroit; Cleveland against Green Bay in 1938; Philadelphia against Boston in 1935...REMEMBER HERMAN?: Lieutenant Herman Rohrig, now attending the air corps technical school at Kessler field, Miss., hasn't forgotten the Packers. A former Bay halfback, Rohrig writes to the gang: "This probably doesn't mean a helluva lot to you, but I sure am pulling for you to win that Western division title, and I'm sure it will pay off in the end.". Rohrig played against the Packers as a member of the Western Army All-Stars at Milwaukee this fall...HIGH SCORING: Football as played in the Western division of the National league is really wide open. The Packers, Bears, Cleveland Rams, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions have scored a total of 701 points compared with 599 for the five clubs in the Eastern sector. The Western division teams averaged nearly three touchdowns per start in 39 tests, while the Eastern squads averaged slightly more than two T.D.'s in the same number of tests. The Packers top both loops in points scored, 241 in seven tests for an average of nearly seven touchdowns per game...THIS AND THAT: Joe Laws 60-minute sit on the bench during the Packer-Ram game last Sunday was the first of its kind for Joe since the Packer-Cardinal game here last year. Laws was held out with an injury. Private George A. Denis of the Denis Sports shop writes Ward Gage of the Press-Gazette that "I enjoy reading the Press-Gazette and I'm sure I would be lost without it - especially during the football season - as you know I'm a Packer fan and they better win the National league pennant while win win the National war." Property Man Jimmy Scymanski's favorite football player isn't a Packer. He is Elroy Hirsch, University of Wisconsin flash. There's a reason. Schymanski and Hirsch both hail from Wausau.
OUR BEARS READY TO STOP THOSE PACKER TRICKS
NOV 11 (Chicago Tribune) - Sometimes the things you see are not as important as those which do not meet the eye. Yesterday morning, for instance, the Chicago Bears looked businesslike as they went through Chapter 1 of their preparedness for Sunday's big game with the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field. At the finish of the drill the Bears went home - but the coaches went into the loop. Heartly (Hunk) Anderson toted the movie machine and Paddy Driscoll came right along with a burlap bag which held the champions' play cards. Luke Johnsos had in his possession scout reports of Green Bay's six victories which followed its loss to the Bears in September. All this paraphernalia was taken to the world champions' Burgundy room on South Wabash Avenue for strategy purposes. The scout reports of each Packer game were closely studied. The coaches got a clear picture of the plays which worked for their rivals and those which didn't. Tonight there will be a big powwow of the coaches and players, and after it's over they'll have an idea how they're going to proceed Sunday against the stalwarts of Curly Lambeau. The coaches admitted that the Bears might have too finely drawn for the second game with Green Bay last year, which ended in a 16 to 14 setback for the champions and threw the western division race into a playoff. Last year the Bears went to work on Monday instead of taking their customary day's rest following a game. That Monday furnished weather which would have excited comment in Greenland. George McAfee came down with a cold and was hospitalized three days. The coaching trio is agreed that the athletes need no pressure to get keyed up for Sunday's game. They don't have to be sold on the fact that this is their most important game of the year. Most interesting development on the field was the appearance of Bill Osmanski, No. 1 fullback, who has been out of uniform since suffering a knee injury early in the first Green Bay game. Any official announcement of Bill's chances of playing will be delayed until Friday. Osmanski says he will definitely play. Trainer Andy Lotshaw, who has spent hours with the big fullback, said: "I promised I'd have Bill ready for Green Bay, and this still goes." Andy seldom is
wrong.
HUTSON OWNS 13 MARKS; HAS SHARE OF 14TH
NOV 11 (Chicago Tribune) - This is a Hutson story to
end all Hutson stories until after the reports are in
Sunday when Don and the Green Bay Packers meet
the Bears in Wrigley field. After exhaustive research a
roundup has been made of the NFL records now
clutched by the Packers' mechanical man. He owns 13
and is co-owner of a 14th, more than any pro player in
history, and has a chance to collect six more. Closest
approach to Hutson as a record maker was Jack
Manders, the Bears' former goal kicking specialist,
who managed to corral eight. Some of Don's are slightly
technical, but here's the up to date list. Hutson had
rubbed out two exclusive Manders records and one Jack
held with two other players. Manders, until the 1941 season, held the all-time scoring record with 368 points. His 79 points were high for one season until Don broke it last year with 95.
DETERMINED PACKERS READY TO BATTLE WITH BEARS
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Determined to repeat their performance of a year ago, the Green Bay Packers left their football-loving community today for their "must-win" engagement with the Chicago Bears in Wrigley field at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. A sellout crowd of 42,000 is expected to watch the 48th renewal of football's bitterest rivalry, and Wisconsin residents without tickets
are warned not to make the trip unless they plan to pay
scalpers' prices. Speculators are asking, and probably
getting, $5 to $9 for $2.20 pasteboards. The Packers
are going after their 20th victory in a series that started
in 1921 with a 20-0 win for the Bears. In the 21-year
period, the Packers won 19, lost 24 and four games
ended in knots. The Bears hold the advantage in points,
552 to 464. Clinging to what it regards as its last 
chance to remain a factor in the NFL race, Green Bay
must win or be eliminated from title consideration. The
Bears are unbeaten in seven starts and the Packers
lost one test, a 44-28 decision to the Bears here last
September. Circumstances surrounding Sunday's game
are identical to those of the 1941 fracas which the Bays
won, 16 to 14. That victory put the Packers into a first
place tie, and a win Sunday would do the same thing.
Sunday's game is the eighth for both teams this season
just as it was last year...BEARS ON GALLOP: The
Packers, however, aren't banking on any historical
features or the like for this crucial test. They are firm in
the belief that they have enough power to knock down
the Bruins of Co-Coaches Luke Johnsos and Hunk
Anderson. The Packers had the Bears on the gallop 
here Sept. 27 but a letdown, plus a intercepted pass 
and fumble, gave the decision to the Chicagoans. There
won't be any letdown next Sunday. Coach Lambeau will
see to that. The Bays, everyone of them, are fired for
60 minutes of bruising action. Carrying the offensive 
load will be the Packers' incomparable passing 
combination, Cecil Isbell to Don Hutson, against the
balanced power of the champions. Isbell and Hutson will
lug 19 National league records into play. Hutson, who is
leading the league in points with 103, will boost his
record every time he scores...NEAR 500 DIVISION:
During his Packer career, Hutson has scored a total of
495 points and should enter the 500 division against the
Bears. Backing up Hutson is Andy Uram, who has
plenty of personal revenge to get from the Bears. Uram,
enjoying the best year in the pro circuit, has the
misfortune of fumbling late in the Bear game here. It
was quickly turned into a touchdown. Uram is the No. 2
pass receiver on the Packer team. Backing up Isbell is
Tony Canadeo, an aerial thrower of no mean ability who
operates sometimes in the same backfield group with
Isbell. From the fullback spot the Bears will look at Lou
Brock, Ted Fritsch and Chuck Sample. Brock, Larry
Craig, Isbell and Uram usually work in one backfield,
and Fritsch or Sample, Dick Weisgerber or Ben Starrett,
at blocking back, and Canadeo and Joe Laws at the
halves, work in the other backfield...KINGPINS IN LINE:
Kingpins in the Packer line include Captain Buckets
Goldenberg, right guard; Paul Berezney, right tackle
who played nearly 60 minutes against Cleveland last
Sunday; Charley Brock at center; Baby Ray at left
tackle; and Bill Kuusisto or Fred Vant Hill at left guard.
Hutson and Joe Carter are expected to lead off at the
ends. Forward wall standouts for the Bears include 
these familiar gents - tackle Lee Artoe, guard Danny
Fortmann and center Bulldog Turner. The engine part of
the T-formation has Sid Luckman at quarterback; Harry
Clark and Hugh Gallareau at the halves; and Gary
Famiglietti at fullback. The Packers left at 4:20 this
afternoon on the North Western's 400, and will be 
headquartered at the Hotel Knickerbocker. A series of
conferences among Lambeau, Assistant Coaches Red Smith and Eddie Kotal and players are booked for Sunday morning.,,SKINS WANT REVENGE: While the Packers strive to haul the Bears back into the league, Washington's Redskins will invade New York bent on extracting a measure of revenge for the 14-7 defeat the Giants handed them last Sept. 27 on the sum and total of one yards gained by rushing, no first downs and one forward pass. Other games on the day's schedule bring Philadelphia and Brooklyn together in Ebbets field in the Dodgers' last appearance before a home crowd and sent Detroit, the only team in the league without a victory, to Cleveland, where the Rams will be saying farewell for the season to local supporters. Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cardinals will use open dates in their schedules to help out in the war program. The Steelers, who play the Packers in Milwaukee Dec. 6, meet the Fort Knox team in Pittsburgh for USO. Jimmy Conzelman's badly riddled Cardinals go to Wichita, Kan., to play an exhibition against a defense plant team.
LOOKING UP IN THE REALM OF SPORTS
NOV 14 (Green Bay) - Quoting James Gleason Conzelman: "I was angry, I was heartsick and I was unhappy, but I wasn't surprised." Thus Maestro Conzelman, assistant to the president of the world's largest trucking company, polished welder of words and phrases, scholar and gentleman, obtrusive mentor of the Chicago Cardinals - all these and more - says his says
about Green Bay's Donald Hutson. The statement was
made in Washington, and duly recorded by Shirley 
Povich in the Washington Post. Although six full days
had elapsed since the Cardinals had been swamped in
Green Bay, to the record breaking tune of 55 to 24, the
carnage was still vivid in Mentor Conzelman's mind.
Edwin Sweatman, a D.C. habitant, saw to it that a copy
of the column found its way here. Three passes for
touchdowns Hutson plucked out of the air that day. No
wonder, wrote Scribe Povich, that Conzelman's esteem
for Hutson falls only slightly short of the fanatical. "No
man was ever so far in front of his contemporaries as
Don Hutson," the Post man quoted the bereaved but admiring football coach. "Hutson is more outstanding in football than Ty Cobb was in baseball. Hutson as a pass catcher is a man apart. Hutson is the only player who ever lived who forced an opposing coach to put two men against him. I never thought it would come to the point where one man could unbalance a team's defense, but Hutson makes you do that. You try to cover that fellow with two men, and then there's no guarantee that he won't hoodwink 'em both and break away with a pass." What's that got to do with Sunday, when Hutson the Great and the Packers take on the Chicago Bears? Well, the canny Conzelman told
Povich (and others have been credited with similar
remarks) that the team with the best chance of beating
Hutson and the Packers is the Bears. "Those Bears
keep possession of that ball pretty well, which means
that the Packers can't be firing as many passes to 
Hutson," he explained. "Against a team that doesn't
have a sustained attack like the Bears, and on a day
when the Packers have their hands on the ball a lot,
Hutson is surefire for at least a couple of touchdowns."
More from James Gleason about Hutson: "I'd say the
thing that sets him apart is his judgment of a thrown
ball. That's what Tris Speaker used to have, and it made
him famous. Hutson has a lot of Speaker stuff in him.
He can look at a ball that's just leaving the passer's
hand and he knows where the ball's going, just like
Speaker could when he heard the crack of a bat." Like
Speaker, Conzelman added, Hutson has the speed to
get to a ball, allowing for all the fakes he has to make.
​In that ill-fated meeting with the Bears for the season's
opening game here Sept. 27, the Packers took a 44-28
setback. But it was blunders by the hometown boys
and alertness on the part of the invaders, and not the
lack of a Green Bay passing attack, that figured in the
outcome. That day at City stadium Dangerous Dan
caught, it is true, only eight passes, but they netted 147
yards and two of them brought touchdowns. Another
toss carried him to the one-yard line, and Tony Canadeo
went over on the very next play. No, it was not a lack of
opportunity to handle the ball that kept the Packers 
from coming out right in that one. They outgained the
Bears, 360 yards to 301, and out-first downed them, 17
to 13. Cecil Isbell uncorked his arm 31 times, and found
his receiver for 19 completions and 261 yards. In truth,
the Packers passed too much that day! Four throws
were intercepted by the Battling Bruins, and all four led
the way to touchdowns. Yet Hutson cannot be blamed for
that, nor the passer too much. Failure to coordinate as a 
team, coupled with the Bears' great skill, produced the
interceptions and eventual defeat. The Packers have come
far since that Sunday afternoon late in September. 
Conzelman's Cardinals are idle Sunday, and undoubtedly
he will be one of the most interested of the spectators at
Wrigley field. Perhaps he'll find reason again to laud the
esteemed Hutson. And let us hope, too, that Don's battery
mate, Cecil Isbell, will not be overlooked...IN OTHER
CAMPS: The Detroit Lions are solving their transportation
and housing problem in one blow this weekend. They are making the trip to Cleveland by lake steamer. The boat, tied up one block from the Cleveland stadium, also will serve as their hotel. Chuck Cherundolo, the Pittsburgh Steeler center, seems to be one of the most enduring of men. Before he was given a rest in the second half against the Lions last week, he had gone 21 consecutive quarters without relief. He has played 416 out of a possible 420 minutes.
​BEARS HAVE CHANCE TO CINCH PRO CROWN
NOV 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - Unless football's fanciest battery, Cecil Isbell and Don Hutson catching can get all-fired hot Sunday, you can wrap up the National Professional league's western division championship and hand it to the Chicago Bears for the third straight year. This does not mean that the Bears automatically cinch the divisional championship if they knock off Green Bay's Packers at Wrigley field in the headliner of Sunday's National league schedule. But since Detroit's Lions, Cleveland's Rams and Jimmy Conzelman's Cardinals are the only ones left in front of them the Bears can take a cakewalk once they pass the Packers. At the same time, however, Isbell and Hutson offer enough threat to beat even the Bears. It was only a year ago, for that matter, that in a similar situation, they turned the trick. The Bears ruled 3 to 1 favorites. They rule the same choices Sunday. On the rest of the card, Washington's Redskins figure to put a tighter hold on their eastern division title at the expense of the hard luck New York Giants. Detroit and Cleveland clown around for the fun of it, and Brooklyn picks on the Philadelphia Eagles. The Cardinals and Pittsburgh Steelers have no league games scheduled.
PACKERS' NEED: A LAST TUNEUP FOR THAT BIG BATTLE WITH BEARS
NOV 14 (Chicago Tribune) - Curly Lambeau's voice came out of the frozen north yesterday - and it's really frozen,' declared the Green Bay coach emphatically/ "Wind was acting up so much earlier in the week it almost blew your pants right off," the Packers' coach added by way of illustration. This was his first reply over the telephone to "how's things?" relative to the Green Bay do-or-die game tomorrow against the Bears in Wrigley field. "Ground's frozen," mourned Lambeau, "and this has been our biggest worry in getting ready for the Bears. If that wind will just die down tomorrow (Saturday) we hope to get in an hour's practice. The ground has been so hard that it's ​been impossible to get traction. Lambeau had another worry earlier yesterday when 200 fans stormed the Packer's office seeking tickets for the game. A few days ago several hundred tickets had been returned to Chicago when the sale came to a virtual standstill in Green Bay. As soon as this became know the Packer fans started an unsuccessful rush for the tickets. "We know we're all through for 1942 if we don't win Sunday," said Lambeau. "I look for another of those typical Bear-Packer games - lots of scoring, and a tossup as to which team gets the most points. We all know we must be at the top of our game in every department. I'll be disappointed if we fail to play up to this standard. We know the Bears are tough, but we also think the Bears know we never give up." Joe Laws, veteran blocking back who was held out of last Sunday's game in Cleveland because of a shoulder muscle strain, will be able to play, the coach said. He described his squad of 30 - three below the NFL limit - as being in fairly good shape. The Packers will leave Green Bay at 4:20 o'clock this afternoon and arrive shortly after 8 p.m. in Chicago. Headquarters will be the Knickerbocker hotel. It wasn't exactly Florida weather, either, for the Bears in Wrigley field yesterday. The champions ran their new and old plays A to Z, specializing against a seven-man line, including pass plays. They seemed well satisfied with the results. Ralph Brizzolara, general manager of the Bears in the absence of Owner-Coach Lieut. Comm. George Halas, said yesterday he has been assured by the Internal Revenue department and the state's attorney's office that they will continue to cooperate with the club management in curbing the activity of ticket scalpers for this game.
BAYS HAVE CHANCE TO WIN UPSET
NOV 14 (Chicago) - Chicago's Bears are a heavily played favorite to defeat the Green Bay Packers when they clash at Wrigley field here Sunday afternoon, but everywhere you go there is a feeling that the Packers should never be counted out. A throng of over 45,000 seems a cinch to be on hand. That is just about the way the game should be doped. The Bears should be the favorites, but the Packers, blessed by the greatest passing attack in their history and primed for the battle supreme, hold much better than a bare outside chance to win. Much has been written, and with just cause, about the devastating attack of the Bears, the T formation that combines quick opening plays, clever faking and explosive running. However, the Bears' defense is nothing to brush off with disdain as the defending champions have the NFL's best defensive record, both in regard to first downs and opponents' points, to go along with the offensive machine that hasn't been stopped since the Packers turned the trick a year ago on this same Wrigley field. That the Chicagoans' high class defensive mark should be partly attributed to offense is no wild statement. The Bears' attack has been so potent that they control the ball most of the time and the old saw about the best defense being a strong offense is very aptly illustrated by the current and preceding Bears. Green Bay's offense, too, is not to be overlooked. Coach Curly Lambeau has always had one of the greatest aerial attacks in football and this year's is greater than any that have come before. Don Hutson, still the greatest offensive threat in the game, is making a runaway race for scoring honors. With four games remaining he has already surpassed the all time season's scoring record he set last fall by scoring 103 points, compared to his 1941 mark of 95 points; Cec Isbell is breaking the touchdown passing mark every game he plays and Andy Uram and Tony Canadeo are rapidly forging into the point making picture. To top it all off Lambeau's club is much better on the ground than generally accredited. Because the Packers are noted chiefly as an air unit the fact they have an average of over 3 yards per try on the ground is overlooked. The Bears' average of over 4 yards per ground try is best, but the Packers are right near the top in that department to offer ample support to their air game. The battle will be the second of the year between the two clubs. The Bears won a thriller-diller scoring bee at Green Bay in September, cashing in on Packer fumbles to come from behind and snatch the laurels. If victorious, the Packers will tie the Bears for the Western title, with chances that another playoff game, as was the case last year, will be necessary. Sunday's game will likely be a scoring orgy such as featured the majority of their previous meetings. It will be the 48th meeting between the teams, the Bears having won 24, the Packers 19, and four being tied.
PACKERS AND BEARS MEET AGAIN SUNDAY
NOV 15 (Chicago) - The oldest rivals in the NFL, and the bitterest, Green Bay and the Bears, tugged at their leashes here Saturday night awaiting the kickoff which Sunday will send them flying at each other in what may well turn out to be the decisive game of the campaign. The kickoff, at Wrigley field, is scheduled at 2:30 o'clock. Since September, when Chicago won at Green Bay, 44-28, the two have waited for this one. Everything they have done has helped build up the setting for Sunday. They have traveled parallel and victorious paths. They have improved steadily. They have outdistanced the field. No other club in the western division of the league has a chance. The Bears, in first place, have won seven straight - 20 straight if you want to go back to last season. The Packers, in second place, have won six and lost one. Cleveland in third place has won only four and lost five. The burden Saturday night rested squarely on Green Bay. A victory for the Bears, on top of the one scored in Green Bay, and the race in this sector will be all but over. The Bears will lead by two games. A victory for the Packers, however, and the race will be all tied up. Anything may happen then the rest of the way in with a playoff in December, similar to last year's, a distinct possibility. The prospect of an all-out collision, with such stakes involved, has stirred football fans here as has no other game this fall. A capacity crowd of 42,000 is assured. All tickets were sold early in the week and  scalpers around loop hotels did a fancy business Saturday night. The battle lines were tightly and clearly drawn. On one side was football's greatest passing team, Green Bay, a bit weaker in some ways than last year but still as deadly as ever in the air with Cecil Isbell passing and the incomparable Don Hutson receiving. On the other was football's greatest powerhouse, the Bears, also a bit weaker but still a juggernaut with its quick openings and tricks off the T. The Packers, who took their last workout at Green Bay Saturday morning, arrived in town Saturday night red hot. "We lost in Green Bay because we fell apart in the fourth quarter after we had led at the half, 21-13, and at the end of the third quarter, 28-27," Curly Lambeau said. "We won't fall apart Sunday. And we won't have to depend entirely on Isbell's passing, either. We're going to run against the Bears. Watch this kid Chuck sample who has taken Hinkle's place." A slightly revised lineup will take the field for Green Bay. Lou Brock, who was switched to right half from fullback early in the season, will start in his old position and turn over the fullback duties to Sample. The former Toledo university star, recommended to Lambeau by Doc Spears, has been a standout in recent games. The Bears ruled 3 to 1 favorites, although there was little in a comparison of the season's statistics to justify such odds. The game will be the forty-eighth in the series dating back to 1921. Chicago has won 24 and Green Bay 19. Four have been ties. Three other league games round out the day's schedule. Washington will meet New York at New York, Philadelphia will face Brooklyn at Brooklyn and Detroit will meet Cleveland at Cleveland. The Chicago Cardinals will outside the league to play Wichita at Wichita and the Steelers will play Fort Knox at Pittsburgh.
RAMS BEATEN, BUT EVERYBODY APPEARS HAPPY IN CLEVELAND
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - Everybody was happy here about 5:20 Sunday afternoon - Dutch Clark, coach of the Cleveland Rams; pilot Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay
Packers; Bill Osmanski, Chicago Bear fullback in the
role of scout; 16,473 fans; the four officials, and, of
course, the writer. Clark and associates were cutting up
in their dressing room as if they had won. (They lost 30-
12). Dutch said: "We put up a marvelous showing 
against your great Packers. The Rams never let up and
even threatened to take the lead. That final score does
not mean a thing because we gave your boys a helluva
run." Lambeau, walking from the stadium to the Hotel
Cleveland, was pleased with nearly every department of
play except the line's charging. He added quickly,
however, that "the linemen came through in the clutch
and that's what counted. The boys were outcharged too
many times, and that made it difficult for Isbell." 
Osmanski, carrying a briefcase in which were stacked
numerous notebooks, sat in the press box and wrote
like a reporter. Bill, who spent three days at St. Vincent
hospital after being hurt in the Bear game here, hasn't
played any to speak of and was assigned to scout the
game while the Bears were wrecking Brooklyn, 35 to 0.
When questioned about the game, Osmanski flashed a big Polish grin and said nothing but "it's a good game." Later in the train to Chicago, Osmanski said it "might have been better if the Packers lost but this will make it more exciting for next Sunday."...HARDEST BLOW: Osmanski said he expected to play against the Packers, but added that "it was the hardest blow I ever took when I learned that my pro career was all but ruined by that one knee injury." The four officials, Little Bobie Cahn, Not So Big William Downs, Medium Size John Kelly, and Great Big Lou Gordon, were happy as a lark when they got on the train because they made it by only two minutes. They had many words of praise for the Packers, but, of course, their verbal style was cramped somewhat because of the grinning Mr. Osmanski...A PACKER GUEST: Bobby Monnett, a great Packer halfback who ended his Green Bay career in 1938, came up from Ashland, Ohio, to watch the game. He visited with Lambeau and the Bays in the dressing room; watched the game from the Packer bench. Monnett is assistant highway engineer for five counties in Ohio. This was the first time he had seen the Packers play since leaving. "It seems great to renew my many friends, although most of my buddies have left," said Bobby. Official Lou Gordon and Monnett were roommates when they played in Green Bay...SLIPPERY STUFF: Did you ever slip and fall on a small carpet on a slippery floor? That's how the turf was at Muncipal Stadium, a $3,000,000 layout by the way. The sod was put down recently and an army show, featuring jeeps and tanks, didn't help a bit. The players were unable to come to a sudden stop because their feet slid out from under them. Late in the game, Chuck Sample cut around end a yard from the sidelines. When he cut sharply his foot pushed the turf in a pile back to the sidelines. Don Hutson had a tough time feinting on the turf, but his opponents had it just as bad, if not worse. Hutson at least knew what direction he was going...THIS AND THAT: Pat Kanney, equipment manager at Notre Dame from 1923 to 1928, watched the game. He's a personal friend of Assistant Coach Red Smith who played for Notre Dame at the time. Kanney was in New York Saturday to see Army play the Irish. Chile Walsh, assistant coach of the Rams, recently retired with a back injury. Dutch Clark is handling the coaching duties alone. Lou Brock picked up a pair of miniature boxing gloves for his infant son Sunday morning. Only one ball was used for the game. Under league rules, the home team must provide a dozen new balls...LINE HEROES: A week ago Fred Vant Hull played a great game at guard. Sunday, it was Bill Kuusisto who really stood out, although Vant Hill had himself a good time when he got into action. Buckets Goldenberg seems to have no luck on intercepting passes. He knocked three down but wasn't in much of a position to hand onto them. On his fourth try he held the ball and ran five yards before fumbling. That's that, Cleveland recovered...A BEAR SKIN: 'Twas rumored after the game that the Packers slept on Bear skins at the Hotel Cleveland Sunday night. Anyway, they'll return to Green Bay about 5:30 this evening. In case you have forgotten, the Packers and Bears will play in Chicago next Sunday.
PACKERS START TO 'BURN' FOR GAME WITH BEARS AT CHICAGO
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers started to burn today - with a spirit they hope will carry them to a victory over the Chicago Bears in Wrigley field
Sunday afternoon. Confident but not cocky, the Packers
started taking on fire midway in practice Thursday, when
Coach Curly Lambeau bellowed out, "Let's have some
fire, we're not playing Kenosha Sunday." Immediately
the squad turned into a serious band of gridders, all
determined to get every little detail of the Bears' T
formation into their heads. The Packers spent the entire
Thursday drill on a defense for the Bears' ground and 
passing attack. To make it realistic, Cecil Isbell took 
over Sid Luckman's position just in back of the center
and Andy Uram, Ben Starrett, Charley Brock and 
several others acted as men in motion. Some forty
different Bear plays were operated by the "Bear" backs,
and the defensive backs went through the motions of
stopping the offensive maneuvers. The Packers started
working on the Bears' offense at the Riverside ballroom
Wednesday afternoon, but worked on City stadium turf
Thursday. Strange as it may seem, the Bears, too, are
working on the Packers' offense. A newspaper report
from the Bear camp says that Connie Mack Berry and
Bob Nowaskey, both ends, took over the role of Don
Hutson, while Luckman acted as Cecil Isbell..SOURCE
OF TROUBLE: Practice by both teams this week has
centered around Isbell. The Bears claimed that Hutson
can be stopped by getting at the source of the trouble - 
Isbell. They expect to rush the Manitowoc merchant so
that he can't pass - or at least not accurately. Green
Bay, on the other hand, is determined to give Isbell all
the protection in the world. Isbell, who resembles a
major league pitcher as he wheels back for a throw, has
had good protection in every game this season, but at
the same time the Bays realize that they'll be facing
one of the toughest-rushing-the-passer teams in the
National league. Thus, the protection for Cec will have
to be extra special. Speaking about rushing the passer,
the Bays may face plenty of aerial works themselves.
The Bears kept all of their passing under cover in 
beating Brooklyn, 35-0, last Sunday, and are expected
to cut loose plenty with Luckman and Charley O'Rourke
as throwers...LINE HOLDS KEY: Although the linemen
(exclude the ends in the case of the Packers) rarely
score, Sunday's game may be won or lost in the line.
The Packer line holds the key to the Bear formation,
especially ground plays which have been responsible
for 22 touchdowns. The Bears have made 10 scores by
passing. The Packers made 21 touchdowns in the air,
all of which shows that it's a case of the air bomb vs.
the tank. Another Chicago announcement today is that
Bill Osmanski, Bear fullback, who was hurt early in the
game here, will not play Sunday, although whether he is
in action or not makes "no-never-mind" to the Packers.
Unable to play since, Osmanski scouted the Packers at
Cleveland last Sunday. The Packers will hold a brief
workout Saturday morning, and will leave for Chicago on
the North Western's 400 at 4:20 Saturday afternoon. 
They will headquarter at the Knickerbocker, and will
return Sunday night...AUCTION FOOTBALL: The ball
to be used by the Bears and Packers will be sold to the
spectator making the highest bid in war bonds. It will be
autographed by the winner's favorite player. Advance
bids already have been received for it by the war
savings staff of the treasury. Ralph C. Smith, director of
Packer ticket sales, announced today that the Packer
ticket office in the Legion building will be closed after
Saturday night for two weeks while the Packers play at
New York and Philadelphia. Business will be resumed
Monday, Nov. 30, for the Pittsburgh-Green Bay game in
Milwaukee December 6...REDSKINS FACE GIANTS:
Although the Packer-Bear event commands the big
interest in the Western division, the top game in the 
Eastern is the Washington Redskin- New York Giants
affair in New York City. Washington will be out to clinch
the Eastern division title, but the Giants will at top 
shape for the first time this season. In other tests, the
Detroit Lions go to Cleveland, and Philadelphia plays at
Brooklyn. The Chicago Cardinals and Pittsburgh will be
idle from league competition.
HUTSON, ISBELL PACE PACKERS WITH NINETEEN
RECORDS IN N.L. BOOK
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers, Don
Hutson and Cecil Isbell particularly, labor every Sunday
under the impression that football records are made to
be broken. Curly Lambeau's warriors hold more than 40
individual and team marks in the National league, and
Hutson and Isbell possess 19 of them. Hutson is the
individual leader with 13, while his passing mate holds
six. Lambeau, incidentally, holds the "oldest" record in
the books - the most number of years (22) as head
coach of a National league team. Lambeau organized
and coached the Bays in 1919, and he entered his 
team in the circuit when it was formed in 1921. The
Packers also hold the mark for the most consecutive
victories - 12 during 1928 and 1929. The most unusual
record is the four-inch pass that Isbell tossed to Hutson
during the Cleveland game here. It goes down as the
shortest pass thrown for Isbell; the shortest pass
caught by Hutson; and the shortest pass ever thrown.
This record will be installed in the league's new book after the season. Isbell's consecutive game touchdown mark, which now stands at 19 straight, is another new record that will be placed on the books. He'll be shooting for No. 20 against the Bears at Chicago Sunday. The 1942 season has been a banner year for breaking records for the Packers, with Isbell and Hutson shattering no less than 10 different marks themselves. This means that every time Hutson scores, gains one or more yards or, in general, steps on the field he boosts a mark that he already holds. The same holds true for Isbell, who probably will erase his former teammate, Arnie Herber, from the record book before the end of the season...HERBER HOLDS RECORD: Herber still holds the mark for the most passes attempted - 1,011 - in nine seasons; the most passes intercepted - 82; and the most yards gained on passes - 6.741 in nine seasons. Isbell has already gained 5,264 yards in nearly five full seasons. Probably the most talked about individual record is Hutson's point mark. He has scored 103 points, and is the first player in the history of the league to better the century mark. He broke the record last year with 95 points. Hutson has four more games in which to boost his mark. Like Hutson's point mark, Isbell's consecutive-game-passing record probably won't be broken in many years. One of the few records - most touchdown passes in one game - that Hutson doesn't hold is possessed by Joe Carter, Packer right end, who caught four touchdown passes for Philadelphia against Cincinnati in 1934. Carter played eight years with Philadelphia and is in his first year with the Bays...HINKLE'S MARK TOPS: An outstanding record held by a former Packers is Clarke HInkle's mark of 3,860 yards gained (ball carrying) in 10 seasons. He made 1,171 attempts for an average of 3.29 yards. Hinkle is now in the coast guard, having closed his career in 1941.
BILL OSMANSKI WILL BE OUT OF PACKER GAME
NOV 13 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears will have to get along without Bill Osmanski, the old Holy Cross terror, when they try for the NFL western division clincher Sunday in Wrigley field against the Green Bay Packers. Osmanski's name was definitely scratched by Co-Coached Hunk Anderson after yesterday's two and a half hour drill, which included just about everything except a review on substitutes' etiquette in reporting to an official. "Bill won't play," said Hunk. "The fellow isn't in shape to run. The fact is that he hasn;t been able to run enough to get in shape. His body and legs aren't strong enough to take the bumps he would surely get in this game. But Bill will be in there for us in later games." Anderson's announcement will put a damper on Osmanski, who has been hoping for almost two months that he would return to action when time arrived for a second test with the Packers. It was against this team, in Green Bay, that Bill suffered a knee injury on September 27. Since that time, Gary Famiglietti has done everything asked of him as Bill's replacement. Gary made three touchdowns against the Packers after replacing Osmanski as fullback. The big Italian from Boston is second to Don Hutson in scoring with 36 points gained on six touchdowns. "We realize that we must be at top form in all departments of offense and defense," said Hunk. "You can't be off against the Packers. We'll be disappointed if the boys don't start showing signs of surliness. Today they were still clowning a bit when they made mistakes." Yesterday's main aim was to cut down the pass catching efficiency of Don Hutson, Connie Mack Berry, a one time Packers, and Bob Nowaskey, another Bear end, were cast in the role of Hutsons and just to make sure they were properly identified wore red tassle stocking caps. Sid Luckman and Charley O'Rourke were counterfelt Cecil Isbells, who mimicked his pitching style while throwing to Berry or Nowaskey. Then, to top off the drill, the players each hit the tackling dummy eight times and a few halfhearted attempted met with stern rebuke from Anderson. Also included was a session on blocking. The remainder of the preparedness schedule for the Packers shapes up like this:
TODAY - Work on new offensive plays, both running and passing. A review of the old standby maneuvers to get the timing necessary for them to work.
SATURDAY - Go over kickoff and punt return plays, at which the Bears are the best in the league. Another session on perfecting new plays, with the complete workout restricted to an hour.
SUNDAY - Report at Wrigley field at noon for a grand review of tactics. Then the game at 2:30 p.m.
Ralph Brizzolara, general manager of the Bears, said last night that a crowd in excess of 42,000 is assured. Because standing room tickets on the field will not be sold, there is no chance that the record crowd of 46,484 which saw the rivals play in Wrigley field last year, will be closely approached. The field standees caused some commotion in last year's game. 
his touchdown pass catching pal, Don Hutson. Yesterday, in a half humorous way, Co-Coach Luke Johnsos said: "If they won't play Hutson we'll spot 'em two touchdowns. That's about par for Don against us." Rival teams aren't impressed with the Packers' running ability, yet they have some backfield fellows, like Andy Uram, Ted Fritsch, Tony Canadeo, and Chuck Sample who can run. The point is that Coach Curly Lambeau, always a pass-conscious fellow, believes the pass as executed by Isbell in a more important weapon than a running game. The Packers have made 111 first downs to the Bears' 109 in seven games. Of the 111, 59 have been on passes to 44 on running and 8 on penalties. The Bears have rushed to 67 first downs and used passes for 35 10 yard stretches. The weekly statistics from George Strickler, NFL publicitor, reveal the Bears as the best defensive unit in the circuit. Last season, with George McAfee and others running wild, the Chicagoans weren't too careful about where the other team went if it happened to get the ball. As a result they did not score a single shutout in 12 league games. Neither did they blank any of their first five opponents this season. Then they held the Detroit Lions scoreless a week ago, not an especially notable achievement. But when Brooklyn was completely bottled up it created a suspicion that the champions were becoming defense-conscious. The Bears have yielded fewer points than any other pro team, 70 in 7 games, which is an average a schoolboy can figure out. They have given up only 63 first downs and have limited their enemies to 1,233 yards, of which only 402 were made by rushing. The Bears are so good against rushing that their closest rivals are the Redskins, who have restricted foes in eight games to 687 yards. But the Packers won't be doing much rushing Sunday.