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