GAME RECAP (GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE)
(PHILADELPHIA) - Staving off a determined team of Phil-Pitt Steagles, the Green Bay Packers won a hard fought NFL game here Sunday, 38-28. The game was played before a crowd of 34,294, which broke the all-time Quaker city attendance record for a professional tilt. It was the final league game for both teams. Line play dominated the entire contest with the Steagles' forwards having a bit of the better of it during the first 15 minutes or so. But then the greater experience of the Green Bay forward came into play, and the Steagles' line was pushed around the sward of Shibe park during the balance of the matinee. Writing about Don Hutson and his scoring records is getting to be a habit with the brethren of the press who cover Packer games. And again on this clear, but chilly, day, the men of the fourth estate had to dig into the record books to tell all about the great Packer end. Don accounted for more than half of the Green Bay points, getting 20 counters on two touchdowns, a field goal and five points after touchdown. The Green Bay scoring machine was at his mechanical best and the great throng gave him a a huge hand whenever he scored. They once more had come to see what he could do, and he revealed plenty all during the contest.
PACKERS SCORE FIRST
The game got off to a wild and wooly start with both elevens amassing 14 points during the period. The Packers drew first blood shortly after the kickoff. A Steagle fumble on the second play from scrimmage was recovered by the Packers, who sent Tony Canadeo romping through the line for 31 yards on their second try. Hutson added the extra point. Hinkle soon made up for his fumble, bursting into the clear after skirting the sideline and romping for 40 yards into pay dirt. Zimmeman tied the score with a placement. Ben Kish kept the fire burning for Philadelphia when he intercepted a Lou Brock pas, but Zimmerman's field goal attempt from the 20 was blocked and the Packers recovered on their 33. Several moments later, after an exchange of punts, Irv Comp intercepted a pass and ran to the Steagles' 38, Harry Jacunski kept the drive in motion by taking a pass to the 14-yard line and then Hutson faked the Steagles all over the lot, allowing Lou Brock to toss to Canadeo, who was all along on the goal line. On the next kickoff, the Steagles roared back. Steele came out to the 32, then Zimmerman completed a pass to Thurbon, who went out on the Steagles 48. Three plays later Zimmerman passed to Tony Bova, who juggled the ball in a Paris number with Hutson, then snatched it out of the air and raced into the end zone. Zimmerman again tied it up with his second placement. Early in the second period Zimmerman missed a field try, but Hutson, previously shaken in a crash with Lou Brock, came back into the game near the end of the half and booted out from a poor angle at the 25-yard line. That gave the Bays a 17-14 working margin at the intermission. On the second play of the third quarter, Joe Laws intercepted a Steagle pass and ran to the Philadelphia 42. Comp, Falkenstein and Laws ran for good yardage and then Comp passed to Hutson on the 14. Irv faked a pass and romped to the four-yard line. Again he ran, this time cutting through tackle, and when Hutson converted it was 24-14. Immediately after the kickoff Hutsojn intercepted a pass and ran all the way to the ten-yard line, but the Steagles braced and took the ball on fourth down on their 20. Late in the third period Harry Jacunski intercepted a pass and ran to the Steagles' 19. As the final frame began Laws and Falkenstein combined on two rushes for seven yards and then Comp tossed into the end zone to Hutson. The end's placement boosted the score to 31-14. That set the Steagles on fire and they came back with the kickoff, moved down the field and scored on a pass, Sherman to Bova, from 12 yards out, After the conversion, it was 31-21, Packers.
GET BAD BREAK
A bit later the Packers received a bad break after holding the Steagles for three downs. Chet Adams was convicted of holding, and the ball moved to midfield, first down to Philadelphia. Zimmerman scrambled two plays, but then threw a long one and that man Bova was right there to place it down to the Packers' four. On the second play after, Ernie Steele ran into the end zone and the extra point pared the Packers' lead to 31-28. The Packers received but had to punt and the crowd roared for the Steagles to pull the game out of the fire as it appeared Philadelphia would have possession of the ball. But Ernie Steele fooled them all by fumbling the kick, and half the Packer team was there to receive the pigskin, Baby Ray making the actual recovery. Irv Comp tossed a 14-yard pass to Falkenstein for a first down on the Steagle 23. Two passes from the firm of Comp and Hutson were incomplete, but the third try was bingo, and when Don added the extra point the scoring was complete for the day.
GREEN BAY -  14   3   7  14  -  38
PHIL-PITT -  14   0   0  14  -  28
1st - GB - Tony Canadeo, 31-yard run (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - PP - Jack Hinkle, 40-yard run (Roy Zimmerman kick) TIED 7-7
1st - GB - Canadeo, 13-yard pass from Lou Brock (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-7
1st - PP - Tony Bova, 48-yard pass from Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick) TIED 14-14
2nd - GB - Hutson, 25-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-14
3rd - GB - Irv Comp, 4-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 24-14
4th - GB - Hutson, 12-yard pass from Comp (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 31-14
4th - PP - Bova, 14-yard pass from Allie Sherman (Zimmerman kick) GREEN BAY 31-21
4th - PP - Ernie Steele, 4-yard run (Zimmerman kick) GREEN BAY 31-28
4th - GB - Hutson, 23-yard pass from Comp (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 38-28
Green Bay Packers (7-2-1) 38, Phil-Pitt Steagles (5-4-1) 28
Sunday December 5th 1943 (at Philadelphia)
NEWS AND NOTES
GIANTS RETAIN TITLE CHANCES
DEC 6 (New York) - The New York Giants were a third
of the way home today in their drive to take the Eastern
division National league professional football title from
the Washington Redskins, but the odds were long that
they would never make the grade. One upset to the 
good after their last period 14 to 10 victory over the
Redskins Sunday, the Giants must beat the Redskins
again next Sunday to tie for the title, then repeat for the
third time a week later to capture it undisputedly and
meet the Chicago Bears in the championship playoff
game...WILLING TO FIGHT: Sunday's victory before
51,308 fans at the Polo grounds may have been a fluke,
since the Giants were 14-point underdogs, but the 
manner in which they accomplished it proved that they
were willing to make a fight to the finish. The Phil-Pitt
obligingly eliminated the possible complication of a
three-way tie for the title by losing their final game, 38-
28, to the Green Bay Packers in the only other game.
The Giants let Sammy Baugh pass to his heart's 
content and he completed 16 out of 27 tosses to clinch
the league championship with 117 completions for the
season, but they rendered him almost harmless on 
offense by dumping his receivers in their tracks. For 
the first time this year, Baugh failed to thrown a touchdown pass although he set up the Redskins' only six-point counter with a series of short bullet tosses...BILL PASCHAL STARS: Star of the Giants' all-around alert performance was rookie Bill Paschal, who made  both touchdowns, one on a 54-yard breakaway blast through center, in which he eluded at least four would-be tacklers. His other came on a two-yard smash, after he had set it up with a series of downfield dashes. Washington had a 10 to 0 lead compiled on a first period field goal by Bob Masterson and a third period touchdown by Andy Farkas to which Masterson appended a conversion, when Paschal got busy. he made his fist counter near the end of the third period and came home with the other in the final four minute of the game. Ward Cuff converted both extra points.
117 FOR HUSTON
DEC 6 (Green Bay) - Green Bay's Don Hutson helped the Packers wind up their NFL season Sunday with another individual scoring championship apparently nailed down. He scored 20 points against the Phil-Pitt Steagles to give him 117 for the year, 21 short of his all-time league record of 138 established last year. Bill Paschal of the New York Giants, who has one game left to play, is second with 72 points.
CHRONOLOGY OF PRO FOOTBALL
DEC 6 (Green Bay) - Your second installment on the chronology of the NFL: 1925 - Timothy J. Mara and Will Gibson granted franchise for New York (Aug. 1). Jimmy Conzelman granted franchise for Detroit (Aug. 1). Red Grange signed with Chicago Bears. 1926 - Adoption of the rule making all players ineligible for National league competition until their college classes have been graduated (Feb. 6). Adoption of maximum (18) and minimum (15) player limit (Feb. 7). Edward Butler granted franchise for Brooklyn (July 10). 
Milwaukee fined $500 for using four high school boys against the Chicago Cardinals, and A.L. McGurk, Milwaukee franchise holder, ordered to dispose of franchise within 90 days (July 10). 1927 - National league reorganized with withdrawal of Brooklyn, Detroit and nine other clubs (July 27). Brooklyn franchise transferred to C.C. Pyle for New York Yankees eleven with Red Grange. 1928 - Detroit's application for reinstatement approved; Cleveland withdrew (Aug. 12). 1929 - Sale of Chicago Cardinal franchise from Chris O'Brien to Dr. David Jones (July 27). C.C. Pyle surrendered Brooklyn franchise; Stapleton A.C. of Staten Island, N.Y., awarded Brooklyn franchise (July 27). Boston syndicated awarded Pottsville franchise (July 28). Adoption of rule to employ fourth official, a field judge (July 28). Chicago Cardinals become first professional team to go to an out-of-town training camp (Coldwater, MI). 1930 - Player limit increased to maximum of 20 and minimum of 16 (Jan. 25). Harold Griffen awarded franchise for Portsmouth, Ohio (July 12). Detroit franchise declared inactive (July 12). William B. Dwyer and John Depler purchase Dayton franchise from Carl L. Storck for Brooklyn (July 12). 1932 - Inactive Boston franchise transferred to new syndicate composed of George P. Marshall, Vincent Bendix, Jay O'Brien and M. Dorland Doyle (July 9). Chicago Bears defeated Portsmouth Spartans, 9-0, for the championship indoors in Chicago stadium (Dec. 18). 1933 - Clipping penalty increased to 25 yards (Feb. 25). Goal posts moved to goal line (Feb. 25) Forward passing legalized from any spot behind the line of scrimmage (Feb. 25). Membership fee increased to $10,000 (July 8). Divisional system and championship playoff adopted (July 8). A.J. Rooney and A. McCool awarded franchise for Pittsburgh (July 8). Frankford A.C. franchise declared forfeited and awarded to Lud Wray and Bert Bell of Philadelphia (July 9). Chicago Cardinal franchise sold to Charles Bidwell by Dr. David J. Jones (Oct. 24) William B. Dwyer and John Depler transferred Brooklyn franchise to Chris Cagle and John (Shipwreck) Kelly (July 9).