Chicago Bears (6-0-1) 21, Green Bay Packers (4-2-1) 7
Sunday November 7th 1943 (at Chicago)
NOV 11 (Green Bay) - The Packers, making their last Wisconsin appearance of the 1943 season, have a distinct edge over the Chicago Cardinals as the teams prepare for their NFL clash at State Fair park in suburban Milwaukee Sunday afternoon. The game will be the eighth for both teams. The Red Birds, who haven't won a single game all season and came only close to winning last Sunday against Brooklyn, are far behind the Bays in the statistics column although individually some of their players are high in official standings. From a team standpoint, the Packers have scored almost four times as many points as the Cards, who have totaled only 44 in seven tests while Green Bay was racking up 160. Defensively, the Cardinsls have allowed opponents 144 marks while the Packers have given up 123...PASSING ATTACKS STRONG: Both teams have stronger passing than running attacks as indicated by the statistics. The Packers have totaled 1,240 yards through the air against 778 by the Cards, giving Green Bay the advantage by 462 yards. On the ground, the Bays have 1,108 yards against the Cards' 447, a difference of 661. The aggregate yardage for each team is 2,348 for the Packers and 1,233 for the Red Birds. Green Bay generally has the second spot in league statistics behind the Chicago Bears, out in front in the championship race with six straight victories. The Packers are determined to whip the Cardinals on Sunday and then take to the road and wallop the Brooklyn Dodgers and Pitt-Phil in eastern games. Coach Curly Lambeau has reminded his players that "all is not lost" and they can finish their league season with a better than average record of seven victories in 10 games if they win the last three. The immediate objective, of course, is to beat the Cardinals, who lost the previous game in Chicago, 28 to 7...HANDLER DISAPPOINTED: After that game, Coach Phil Handler expressed keen disappointment that his team lost. He bemoaned the loss of Marshall Goldberg, his ace player who had sustained a broken ankle the Sunday before in an exhibition title. With Goldberg in the lineup, Handler said his team could have won. Subsequent developments in the Cardinal camp showed that, while Goldberg may have made some difference, the Chicago team does not have the caliber which will bring it a victory over the Packers, if the latter play the football they are capable of defensively and offensively. Ronnie Cahill, the Cards' ace halfback, is an excellent passer and is potentially dangerous at all times. He passed for the only touchdown his team got in the previous game. Memories of that aerial - good for 31 yards to end Eddie Rucinski - are probably lingering in the Packers' minds. The Holy Cross midget also completed 12 other passes that day...GRIGAS GOOD RUNNER: Johnny Grigas, who is third in the league's ball carrying statistics, can also give Green Bay some trouble. Over all, however, the Packers have more power than the Chicago South Siders, and should win. The Bays will have their last long workout of the week Friday. They have spent considerable time working out mistakes which crept into their offense against the Bears and gave attention also to stop Cahill's passing from being too successful. The team will leave for Milwaukee late Saturday afternoon. Ticket Director Ralph Smith said this morning that there is considerable interest in the game among local fans. Ticket sales have been "good", Smith said, but there are still plenty of seats left. Those who wish to purchase tickets at the Legion building headquarters must do so before Saturday noon.
NOV 11 (Milwaukee Journal) - An era may be ending here Sunday - an era in Packer football. Don Hutson has already announced that this would be his last season of play so that his appearance against the Cardinals at State Fair park would be his last before home folks - and those who know him best say he really means it this time. But Hutson is only one of those who may bow out here. It also may be the last game, probably will be, for that grand campaigner, Buckets Goldenberg, and it may be the last for Joe Laws, Paul Berezny, and a few others. Goldenberg, like
Hutson, did not want to play at all this year, but was
persuaded. Berezny has a medical career before him.
Laws, despite his great season, has his eyes on a
coaching job. And so, what with the years crawling up
on these fellows and the uncertainties of pro football in
times like these, an era may be ended here Sunday. It
was a dandy and it won't soon be forgotten.
NOV 11 (Chicago) - Charles Bidwill, wealthy sportsman
and owner of the Chicago Cardinals professional football
team, faced further questioning today by a county grand
jury investigating Chicago's gambling racket. Bidwill,
who also owns stock in the Hawthorne and Sportman's park race track, was subpeonaed to testify Wednesday. Authorities said, however, that during the 20 minutes he was before the grand jury he failed to answer questions satisfactorily. The jury recalled him for further testimony today. Bidwill is head of a printing concern which authorities said prints racing sheets, tally cards and betting tickets.
(CHICAGO) - The mud and rain didn't stop the Chicago Bears from ramming over three touchdowns after the Packers produced one in a NFL game at Wrigley field here Sunday afternoon and the Packers lost, 21 to 7, before 43,425, the largest turnout ever to see the two teams play. The Bear victory virtually gave them the Western division flag while it sank the Packers deep into second with four victories and two defeats. The Bruins, undefeated but with a tie against the Packers in their first meeting, can lose one game while the Packers win all of theirs and still be division champ. The Bays scored first on a 20-yard dash by Tony Canadeo midway in the first quarter after a pass from Canadeo to Don Hutson carried 43 yards to put them in scoring position.
The Bears evened the count on a 66-yard dash by halfback Ray McLean in the second quarter and then counted again in the third and fourth periods. The game winning touchdown was made on a nifty aerial from Sid Luckman to Harry Clark, the play carrying 38 yards.
Luckman finished a great day afield by scoring the final
touchdown on a one-yard push through the middle on 
the second play of the last period. Don Hutson kicked
Green Bay's extra point while Bob Snyder entered the
ball game long enough after each Bear touchdown to
make three extra points from placement. The difference
in the score doesn't indicate the tenor of the game, 
which was typical of Packer-Bear clashes over a 23
year period in the first half. The Bays battled the Bruins
to a standstill in the first two quarters but Bear power
told in the second half, played in ankle deep mud
occasioned by a steady drizzle. In the second half, the
Packer offense bogged down to the extent that they 
were back on their heels in their own territory most of 
the time while the Bears opened up with two quick
nifties to clinch the decision. At that, none of the fans
left the park until the last minutes, apparently hoping
Green Bay would make a dazzling comeback. Luckman, more than any other member of the Bear team, must be given credit for the victory. He ran the T-formation to a "T" and took advantage of every opportunity in the form of Packer defensive lapses. He got plenty of assistance, to be sure, from Harry Clark, Ray McLean and all the other Bears who saw action, but he was master of tactics that won. The Packers had difficulty getting their running game going, a conclusion bolstered by the statistics. The Bays gained only 128 yards by rushing and most of that yardage was picked up during the first half. The Bears made 218 yards in the mud and added 145 through the air to the Packers' 104.
For Green Bay, the play of end Harry Jacunski was outstanding as he wheeled in repeatedly to stop Bear thrusts. Guard Pete Tinsley also looked good in the line and topped his performance with a recovery of a Bruin fumble on their 30 yard line in the final period. The first Packer touchdown was set up on a pass from Canadeo to Hutson after the Bays had moved to their own 35 on Canadeo's 12-yard pass to Harry Jacunski. Hutson then ranged far down the field and caught a beautiful aerial from Tony on the Bears' 35. He was on his way to the goal when Dante Magnani brought him down from behind on the 20. After failing on a pass, Canadeo started off his right and wheeled his way through the mess of Bears to score standing up. Both Clark and big George Musso, Bear guard, had good shots at Canadeo but the Gonzaga halfback wouldn't be stopped. The clock showed eight and a half minutes gone as Hutson dropped back from end and kicked a perfect placement to put the Packers ahead, 7 to 0. Despite the rain, the day looked bright for Packer fans at that moment.
Once more in the first quarter the Packers began to drive in there but they were stopped. A field goal attempt by Hutson from the Bears' 37 was low. From then on until the middle of the second period neither team got deep in the other's territory except when the Packers drove to the Bears' 27. But their offense was stalled again. The series was finished on Chet Adams' unsuccessful field goal attempt from the 35. The Bears exploded all of a sudden in that second quarter. Lou Brock punted to Clark on the 29 and he returned to the 34. The next play was one which left the Packers and everybody else in the ball park stunned. Luckman, a mastery at such trickery, started it off when he threw a lateral pass to McLean on the right flank. McLean, cutting diagonally across the field to the goal line, an overall carry of 66 yards and the longest dash of the day. Snyder went into the game immediately to kick the extra point from placement to give the Bruins a 7 to 7 tie. And that was the way the half ended although the Bays went on one other march.
After Irv Comp returned the kickoff from the seven to the 25, the Packers put together two first downs to the Bears' 44, aided by a 15-yard penalty on George Musso for roughing Ted Fritsch. Three plays gained to the 37 and then Comp tried for a first down on a tackle slash. The ball was about an inch and a half from being on the 44, thus ending the threat.  A muddy duel in the third quarter finally broke for the Bears when Luckman took Brock's punt from his end zone on the Packers' 48 and ran it back 10 yards. Again on first down, the wily Luckman had the proper play up his sleeve. Luckman dropped back and Clark moved down the alley where he was all alone as he grabbed Sid's heave on the 17. There was no defense men in his way as he moved easily over the last three stripes. Snyder's kick again was good. Right then and there, the Bears sealed the Packers' big chance for a tie for the division lead. As the field became muddier and the ball more slippery, the Packers' chances to come back were nullified by the Bear defense. In the meantime, the Chicagoans uncorked one more scoring march which carried 70 yards all together. The Bears began to move slowly, getting only one yard in two plays after McLean brought Brock's punt from his 26 to the 30. Then the Bears really unwound. Luckman then tossed to George Wilson four yards out and Wilson calmly lateraled to McLean, who ran it to the Packes' 35. Clark and McEnulty were good to the 18, the latter on a lateral from Luckman to that point. Clark ripped down the middle to the four for another first down as the quarter ended. The Packers rose up to stop Clark on the next play one yard short of the goal but Luckman pulled the old quarterback sneak on second down and was over by a good margin. Thirty seconds into the last period the Packers' hopes were quite completely sunk when Snyder added the finishing touches to the day's scoring with a perfect placement. The Packers were behind, 21 to 7, and the rains came. The last touchdown seemed to take the final snap out of the Packers. The Bears, too, were contest to rest on their 14 point margin although they had another chance to score only to lose it when Pete Tinsley recovered the game's second fumble on the Bears' 30.
Canadeo passed to Hutson for eight yards to the 22 and the lanky end made it a first down on an end around to the 18. A pair of passes by Brock and Canadeo were no good and McLean nullified the threat when he intercepted Canadeo's pass on the 6. The clock stopped on the last Packer thrust after Adams partially blocked Luckman's kick which rolled to the Bears' 27. Bronko Nagurski broke up Canadeo's pass on first down and then Tony lost two to the 29 as the game ended.
GREEN BAY -   7   0   0   0  -   7
CHI BEARS -   0   7   7   7  -  21
1st - GB - Tony Canadeo, 20-yard run (Don Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CHI - Ray McLean, 66-yd pass from Sid Luckman (Bob Snyder kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - CHI - Harry Clark, 38-yard pass from Luckman (Snyder kick) CHICAGO BEARS 14-7
4th - CHI - Luckman, 1-yard run (Snyder kick) CHICAGO BEARS 21-7
NOV 8 (Chicago) - Co-Coaches Hunk Anderson and Luke Johnsos of the Chicago Bears had little to say about the performance of their ball club against the Packers Sunday. Naturally, they were happy to win and figured that the game was going to be much tougher than it appeared it would be during the first half. They were reticent about the outcome, outstanding plays or players. "We were afraid of this ball game and tried to point the boys for it." Anderson ventured after he finally managed to elbow a few of the newspaper men away from the snack bar in the press box annex below the second deck at Wrigley field. Anderson rarely has much to say about the Bears. Johnsos chimed in once above the clatter to remark, "I guess the statistics tell pretty much the story." Both Bruin coaches seemed to be worried about the team's games next Sunday against the New York Giants and the following week against Washington. Maybe that's why they were so quiet. But the Bears can still lose one of their three remaining games and grab the Western division flag, their fourth straight. Johnsos again took to the telephone from the upper deck and called the play which gave the Bears their second touchdown on a pass from Sid Luckman to Harry Clark, good for 38 yards. That was the clincher which ruined the Bays' chances...ONLY TWO FUMBLES: The consensus was that a dry field might have made a difference in the outcome. Once the field became soggy the Bears began to take advantage of ankle deep mud and piled up their statistical and point edge. The last quarter was played in semi-darkness. The players were covered, head to foot, with the goo and during the last 10 minutes nobody knew who was who. Surprisingly, only two fumbles were made. Luckman fumbled both times. Pete Tinsley recovered the second on the Bears' 30...LETLOW ON BENCH: Among those sitting on the Packer bench were former Packer Russ Letlow, who played for Great Lakes Saturday against Camp Grant, and Dick Wildung, in Navy training in Chicago. Wildung, drawn by Green Bay in last spring's draft, said he'll be glad when the war is over so he can get a chance to play against the Bears. Also on hand was A.D. Murphy, former secretary of the Green Bay Association of Commerce, now located in Gary, Ind...CHANGES IN SCORING: The only change in the Packers' all-time individual scoring records gave Don Hutson 55 points this season and a nine-year record of 579 and Tony Canadeo six more markers for 18 this year and an all-time total of 54 points...ATTENDANCE SOARS: The 43,425 present filled every seat in the huge stadium. It wasn't until the last three minutes that the fans began to leave, apparently figuring that the Packers might come back with a display such as they put on in 1941. They won then in the closing minutes, 16 to 14. The attendance raised the total for Packer games at home and on the road this year to 217,288. Two of the crowds, Sunday's and the one at New York, were the biggest to see pro games this season...JOANNES BROADCASTS: Between halves, Lee Joannes, president of the Packer corporation, spoke over a Chicago radio station. Assisting the announcer in the play-by-play description was Howard Emich, a former Green Bay boy who never missed a game if he can help it. Emich, a radio newswriter for one of the largest Chicago stations, will describe the 49th Marinette-Menominee game Armistice day over a Marinette station...BAND AT STATION: The Lumberjack band was at the North Western road station Saturday afternoon to give the Packers a hearty sendoff. Besides saluting the team, the band entertained hundreds of people who crowded the platform. The return trip was made over the Milwaukee road on the train which also carried the Leathem D. Smith eleven from Sturgeon Bay...ISBELL ATTENDS: Cecil Isbell, who wound up his professional career last year with a flock of passing records and top spot in the NFL circuit, was at the tangle with other members of the Purdue coaching staff, including Head Coach Elmer Burnham and Assistant Coach Joe Dienhart. They stopped on their way through from Minneapolis, where the Boilermakers remained undefeated by walloping Minnesota, 14 to 7...MARTINI SHOWS UP: Between halves and after the ball game, we talked with Major Allen Martini, who has a record of over 300 missions in the African, Alaskan and European campaigns as pilot of a bombing plane fittingly named "Dry Martini". In 15 minutes action, Martini's crew set up a record by destroying 10 enemy planes and getting four probables. Now 23 years old, he has been in the Air corps for four years. Extremely modest, he is a native of Texarkana, Tex., and is now working for the Treasury department to stimulate War Bond sales. He played football at Stanford university in Palo Alto, Calif., before going into the Air corps. He holds both the American and British Distinguished Flying crosses, and a flock of other decorations...HUTSON LEADS LEAGUE: Don Hutson continues to lead the NFL in scoring with 55 points on five touchdowns, 22 points after and one field goal. Bill Paschal of New York didn't gain in the race as the Giants battled Detroit to a scoreless tie. Paschal was tied for second by Wilbur Moore of Washington, who scored a touchdown against Phil-Pitt, Both have 48 points. Harry Clark of the Bears went into fifth place on his touchdown against the Packers. He has 36 points...NO. 15 FOR LUCKMAN: Sid Luckman, who did a remarkable job of field generaling all during the game, chalked up his 15th touchdown pass this season when he threw to Harry Clark from the 38. The play was a dandy with the Packer defense drawn over to their left to watch Ray McLean. Clark scooted up the alley and had no trouble snagging the toss.
NOV 8 (Chicago) - The unsung hero of the Bears' 21 to 7 conquest of the Green Bay Packers yesterday in Wrigley field was Al Matuza, the lanky, baldish Lithuanian alumnus of Georgetown, who ability as a center is somewhat obscured by that of Clyde (Bulldog) Turner. But the Bulldog got his comeuppance yesterday in the second quarter just after the Bears had rallied for a 7 to 7 tie with Curly Lambeau's rampaging Northmen. They led the Bulldog off the field and he didn't know whether it was Nov. 7 or the Fourth of July. Some one had kicked the big Texan in the head. He sat it out of the rest of the way and this put the pressure on Matuza. Al responded with the best game of his three years with the Bears...The first two Chicago touchdowns were "called" from an upper deck perch by Luke Johnsos, Bears' co-coach. After that, Luke relaxed, his off-field generalship having brought the Bears from a 7 to 0 deficit to a 14 to 7 lead. Coach Curly Lambeau paced up and down the sideline in front of the Packers' bench...The take at the gate was considerably more than $100,000 and it was the second biggest money game and second largest crowd in the 51 game history of the series. Tops was in 1941 in Wrigley field when standing room was sold on the field. Yesterday the Bears made a last minute decision to sell standing room in the grandstand. And it was the kind of a game which kept the rain soaked fans there until the final minutes...Bill Steinkemper, the Bears' tackle who has done a magnificent job all season, played yesterday despite a broken hand suffered in last week's game with the Detroit Lions...Sid Luckman's superb defensive work was overlooked in his great exhibition of directing the team to victory after the 7 to 0 Green Bay lead. Twice he tackled Don Hutson simultaneously with pass receptions. "When did you start tackling people?" asked the great Hutson when he recognized Sid as the fellow who had stopped him.
NOV 8 (Chicago) - Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers may not win the championship of the National Pro Football League, but they are well on their way to repeating as the best attendance road club in the circuit. In four road appearances the Packers have played before 149,159 fans. That is 2,000 more than watched Don Hutson and company in away from home games last year.
NOV 9 (Green Bay) - The Packers, having lost their big chance to tie for the NFL Western diivision against the Chicago Bears, will attempt to get back in the victory column next Sunday against the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park in suburban Milwaukee. Nothing short of a major miracle can give the Bays a shot at the division title although they have a mathematical possibility of not only tying the Bears for the falg but even winning it without the necessity of a playoff. Both chances, however, are merely in the realm of possibility. Both the Packers and Bears have three games remaining to be played before the curtain falls on the regular season. After meeting the Cards in Milwaukee, Coach Curly Lambeau's team will move east for the second time to play Brooklyn Nov. 21 and Phil-Pitt at Philadelphia Dec. 5. The Bears meet the New York eleven there next Sunday, the Washington Redskins at Washington Nov. 21. and the Cards the succceeding Sunday. Should the Bears drop both tussles in the east (it's a good bet they'll drop one anyway) the Packers win their three remaining games, a division tie would result. Going even further into the possibilities, if the Bears do a complete collapse and lost their two eastern games and also their final against the Cardinals while the Bays win three, the Packers would be "in" for the title. Those are the possibilities. It is more likely the Bears will win the title in the west handily. In retrospect, the game against the Bears Sunday left nothing to be desired in the manner they played in the first half. But there was a definite turning point in the middle of the second period when a booming punt to the Bear' 14 by Lou Brock was called back and a holding penalty casted on the Packers...GET 17-YARD PENALTY: The punt came after the Bays had moved to the Bears' 47. The officials moved the ball back to the Packer 36 (actually a 17-yard overall punishment). Then Lou kicked to Harry Clark on the 29 and he returned to the 34. The Packers thus lost 20 yards because of the penalty. On the next play Sid Luckman tossed to Ray McLean, who ran 66 yards for the tying touchdown. It was the second half which beclouded the Packers' chances. Mud and rain didn't help Green Bay any. But neither did their defensive lapses which allowed a Luckman to Clark pass to click for 33 yards and a combination lateral-forward which carried from the Bears' 31 to the Packers' 35 to put the Bruins in position to score the third time.
NOV 9 (Chicago) - After it was all over Sunday the big man kept repeating, "Chalk that one up to team spirit." The big man was Fred Gillies, a Chicago Cardinal star tackle of the '20s. He was talking about the Bears' 21 to 7 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field. The Bears had sent to war in recent weeks five starting players - a left end, a right guard, a fullback and two halfbacks - while personnel of other NFL elevens had remained virtually intact. "You know what," said the big man who serves as a $1 a year advisory coach for the Bears, "a big moment of the game was in the second quarter with the score tied, 7 to 7. Luckman had punted a long one and Canadeo came back to the Packers' 15 yard line."...CREDIT TO NAGURSKI: "Before the Bears lined up for the play, Bronko Nagurski bounced that big hand of his off his teammates' backs and gave each of 'em a pep talk. The first Packer play lost four yards and the next one two. Then the Packers punted. Luckman brought the ball back and on the first play pitched that touchdown pass to Harry Clark. You can credit the Bronk for rousing the line to heights." The Bears prove, year after year, that they are the most spirited team in professional football. They have the same confidence, some call it swagger, as the Yankees. "We tell 'em they're the best until someone knocks their hats off." said Luke Johnsos, one of the Bears' coaching triumvirate...WIN 8 OUT OF 10: The Bears have a record of eight victories, one tie and one defeat, in the last 10 games with the Packers. They've scored 281 points to their traditional opponent's 154. A checkup also shows that the Bears have won 33, lost 1 and tied 1 in their last 35 games, including exhibitions. They had a 24 game winning streak going into the title game with Washington last December. This season the Bears have won three exhibitions, six league games, and tied one.
NOV 9 (Milwaukee Journal) - Luckman or Baugh? You can start a good argument on this one. It's usually futile to try to compare two stars like this who operate in different systems. You can build up such a good case for each. But if hairs may be split, and they will be to answer a question raised in a letter, here's a vote for the Bear. The writer had always regarded Luckman like a jewel in a fine Swiss watch. It's not so much the system itself with the Bears, because their material could go great guns with almost any system, it's the key man in the system, the firm chinned guy under center, handling the ball on every play, holding the team together, directing it, inspiring it: Luckman. The records do not help a great deal in any comparison. Luckman at the moment is the better passer, Baugh the better punter. Luckman has completed 70 out of 126 passes for an efficiency of 55% and 1,375 yardss, Baugh 67 out of 124 passes for 54% and 958 yards. Baugh has averaged 46.1 yards a kick on 24 kicks, Luckman 34.7 on 23 kicks. A comparison based only on the records will hardly do. It's after you get away from the cold records that you come upon things that in this opinion at least tip the scales in Luckman's favor. And foremost of them, of course, is his ability to work the intricacies of the T, to spin or half spin in starting the play before passing the ball, to fake, to operate at split second timing. Luckman against the Packers Sunday was nothing short of terrific. He was never better, even on a dry field and with a dry ball. One almost wanted to cheer, even though his heart lay with the Packers, at the perfection of his execution. A few missed beats by him, the whole T might have shuttered. It never stuttered. Baugh handles the ball, too, and fakes and does them well. But Baugh is not called upon to do much of it or be as nifty. In inspiration, each stands out on his team. As Baugh goes, so go the Redskins. As Luckman goes so go the Bears, Luckman appears to have the steadier influence of the two, though. The Bears from week to week, with him in the lineup, have fewer of the ups and downs than the Redskins with Baugh. Baugh can give his team a tremendous lift at times. Luckman always seems to give his team a lift. And so the nod goes to the Bear. Rather strangely, neither of these two big name personalities has any reputation as a ball carrier. And neither had any great reputation as a defensive back, although each is good - Baugh perhaps better against passes, Luckman against running. Now, whom would you pick?...Those Bear games each year are getting to be touchy subjects up around Green Bay. Only once in the last 10 games between the two bitter old rivals, have the Packers finished in front. They won in 1941, 16-14. The Bears have won eight games. One game was a tie. And while on the matter of records, the Bears can look back over their shoulders to one of the finest in all football. In the last 35 games, including exhibition and playoffs, they have won 33, lost one and tied only one. They started the streak after the Packers had whipped them in 1941, won 24 straight until Washington knocked them off in the championship playoff a year ago, and since then have won three exhibitions and six league games. That T must have something in it...Packer fans hereabouts will probably have their last chance to see Don Hutson in action in Sunday's game with the Cardinals at State Fair park. Only his loyalty to the team brought him back this season after he had announced he was through. He has already said that this would be his last year - and this time, it's pretty sure he will retire. Hutson, with a business in Green Bay, will always be associated with the Packers. Perhaps as an assistant coach. As a player, though, he will bow out on a home field Sunday.
the Bears "salted" away their fourth straight title last Sunday by defeating the Packers. The fact of the matter is that the Bears haven't got the trophy yet and they still must meet the Giants and Washington Redskins, and on the road at that...BEARS' TOUGH GAMES: Those are the crucial games for the Bruins since they wind up the season with the Cardinals. If the Bears should drop two in the east and the Packers clinch their game Sunday and then defeat Brooklyn and Pitt-Phil in the final two contests, a tie in the Western division standings would be the result. The Bears are admittedly tough and a "money" ball club. But the Giants and Redskins likewise are not in the league for their health. The former eleven could raise its standing in the Eastern half considerably by a victory over the Bears - in fact, must win to stay in the pennant race. Washington, with two games against New York coming up, likewise will be in a clutch position the following Sunday. As the Eastern division is now lined up, New York is third behind the Steagles with two victories and and two defeats while the Redskins pace their half agains with four straight wins. After meeting the Bruins, the Giants play the Cardinals and Brooklyn before the Redskins, who meet Detroit, the Bears and Giants twice, in that order...CARDINALS DANGEROUS: In the meantime, Coach Curly Lambeau has constantly reminded his players that the Cardinals are dangerous. The Packers cannot rest their hopes on the theory that the Bruins are due to be knocked off twice in a row. They must, on the other hand, make sure that, no matter what the Bears do, they take the Red Birds on Sunday. To strengthen this point a look at past tussles shows the Cards lost to the Bears, 20-0, and came back the following sunday to slow Detroit to a crawl, 7-0. The next week they traveled to Washington and a 13-7 loss. They folded then against Phil-Pitt, 34-13. Last Sunday Brooklyn defeated them, 7-0. That game out them in a position to come up with a dandy against the Bays...BAYS FINISH DRILLS: Several days of snappy workouts, featuring defensive polishing, ended for the Packers this morning. They will warm up Saturday but the principal work has been finished. The weather has been favorable for long sessions with just enough snap and tingle in the air to give the boys added energy. The team is in good physical shape with the exception of tackle Baby Ray, who sustained a knee injury when he was clipped by a Bear in the third period. Ray, who never had to leave a game because of injury since he started playing in high school, never had a chance against the clip. He may not play against the Cardinals. The Packers will leave Green Bay Saturday afternoon at 5:29 on the Milwaukee road's Chippewa and will headquarter at the Schroeder hotel. The return will be made immediately after the game. Among those planning to attend is center Charley Brock, who arrived Thursday afternoon from New York, where he had been hospitalized for two weeks following an appendectomy. Brock will remain in Green Bay for the remainder of the season but he will be able to play in any of the last games, Coach Lambeau said.
NOV 12 (Milwaukee Journal) - There is nothing in the standings to indicate that the Packers will be beaten in their game with the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park Sunday afternoon, and yet Curly Lambeau, still seeing an outside chance to share in the western division championship with the Bears, has started to fret. The big Belgian, who lost all his smile after what the Bears did to his team last week, has the utmost respect for the Cardinals as a defensive team, and supports all his arguments about what a battle the Packers may have with statistics for the season. Only in points scored against them do the Packers excel in defensive averages. In all other phases of defensive play, the Cardinals have an edge. They had had better kicking, with an average of 39 yards against 36 yards; have allowed fewer yards passing, 923 to 1,016; fewer yards rushing, 757 against 785; fewer yards per play, 2.8 against 3.2; and fewer first downs by passing and first downs by rushing. Lambeau's slim hopes of still gaining a share of the western division champions rest on the happy combination of victories in the three games which remain for his team and lickings in two of the three the Bears still have. He sees trouble for the Bears, first in their game with the New York Giants in New York Sunday and then with the Washington Redskins a week later. He still clings to that outside chance. Except for Andy Uram, who came out of the Bear game with a couple of cracked ribs, and Charley Brock, who is still convalescing from an appendectomy, the Packers will be in tiptop shape for their last "home" game of the season. The game will probably be the last before the home folks for Don Hutson, Buckets Goldenberg, Paul Berezny and one or two others. A lively sale of tickets indicates that with good weather a crowd of 15,000 or so will sit in on the finale. Wendell Wilkie, who will be Milwaukee Sunday, has expressed a desire to see the game.
NOV 12 (Chicago) - Charles Bidwill, race track magnate and owner of the Chicago Cardinals football team, today refused to appear before the November grand jury investigating gambling in Cook county. Bidwill, who appeared before the grand jury Wednesday, was ordered to bring the records of his printing company, Bentley, Murray and company, to the jury today. It was alleged that the firm printed race betting sheets. The wealthy sportsman sent a letter to District Attorney Thomas J. Courtney "respectfully declining" to appear. Observers believed that the grand jury would seek to have Bidwill cited for contempt of court.
NOV 12 (Chicago) - The Green Bay Packers will be playing two games Sunday - one in the flesh in Milwaukee, the other in the spirit in New York. The Milwaukee game matches the Packers against the Chicago Cardinals, who haven't won a contest all year. Green Bay's interest in the New York game will be on the outcome of the Chicago Bears' skirmish with the Giants. The Bears have to lose two of their three remaining National league games to give the Packers a chance to tie for the western title. Yesterday Coach Phil Handler of the Cardinals, still rational after watching his undermanned and inexperienced team lose on successive Sundays, issued a mild warning to the Packers..."CARDS COULD SURPRISE THEM": "We'll play 'em a ball game," promised Phil, "and if they're down after that Bear defeat we could surprise them. Sure, we've been kicked around, but you could never tell it from the spirit the boys have on the practice field this week.' Handler praised the Cardinal line for a great job on the eastern sojourn just ended when the team lost four games, three by a margin of a touchdown. Backfield mistakes at critical times were costly to the Cardinals. Twenty-eight of their passes have been intercepted, many coming when the Cards were on the march for touchdowns. "With Marshall Goldberg in the backfield to steady those green kids," said Handler, "we would have won three or four games this season." Goldberg suffered a broken ankle early in the year."...BEARS PACK VARIETY: The Cardinal coach, who has watched his team in action against the Bears and Redskins, thinks the Chicago club packs too much variety for the champions. "You stop the Bear on one play and they've got a few dozen others to shoot at you," said Handler. "The Redskins can be checked, but I'd like to see the marvel who can figure out how to stop the Bears." The Bears yesterday continued preparartions for the game with the Giants.
NOV 13 (Chicago) - Charles Bidwill, wealthy sportsman and owner of the Chicago Cardinals professional football team, was sought by sheriff's deputies today after failing to appear before a grand jury investigating Chicago's gambling racket. The deputies were armed with a writ of attachment issued by Chief Justice Benjamin Epstein of criminal court. The writ was issued after Bidwill, part owner of two race tracks, failed to appear before the jury with the books of his printing company. Authorities said the concern supplies gambling establishments with race pads and betting tickets. Bidwill testified before the jury Wednesday but authorities said he failed to answer questions satisfactorily, and he was summoned to appear again Friday. Bidwill's attorney, Emmett A. Moynihan, said he did not know his client's whereabouts, but employees at his office said he had gone to St. Louis.
NOV 13 (Green Bay) - In what may be a high scoring duel, the Packers engage the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park in suburban Milwaukee Sunday afternoon in their final scheduled NFL clash of the 1943 season for Wisconsin. The game will start at 2 o'clock. The game will be the eighth of the season for both teams and the Bays have a distinct edge in every department from victories down to the last item in the statistic book. Both the Cards, resting on the bottom of
the heap with seven straight defeats, are looking for an
upset. The two elevens have been clashing at regular
intervals since 1921 and Sunday's tussle will be the 
42nd since that time. The Packers are in front with 26
victories and will be out to extend their successive win
string to 16 straight over Coach Phil Handler's outfit...
has a healthy respect for the Red Birds, a feeling 
shared by the Packers. He warned them early in the
week that they are not be taken lightly despite the
appellation "winless wonders", which has been tanked
to them. The Bays will have to play good football to 
chalk up their fifth league victory. The principal weapon
of the Chicagoans is their passing attack, led by the
Tiny Ronnie Cahill, who completed 13 attempts against
Green Bay in their Chicago appearance in October. One
of the aerials was good for a touchdown, the only 
marker the Cards got all day although they punched 
into scoring position several other times by means of
passes. Assisting Cahill is a trio of other tossers, 
including Johnny Hall, Joe Bukant and Wally Masters,
who does a spot of assistant coaching besides playing
quarterback. Ends Eddie Rucinski of Indiana and Don
Currivan of Boston college are the most dangerous
receivers with Rucinski out in front. He caught Cahill's
39-yard toss against the Packers in the last game...
MUST WIN GAME: Against this aerial attack, the 
Packers can throw a combination of ground and air
game which is potent enough to run the Cardinals into
the ground. Such an event would not in the least
displease Green Bay fans and would serve a second
purpose of keeping the Bays' chances intact for a
chance at the Western division title - especially if the
Chicago Bears lose in New York. The game may mean
the last chance for Wisconsin fans to see two of their
favorites in action. Rumor has it that end Don Hutson,
holder of 17 records in the league, and guard Buckets
Goldenberg will retire from the pro game after the year.
Both players have indicated a desire to quit the game,
Hutson after nine seasons and Goldenberg after 11 
years of play-for-pay. Both boys are expected to be in 
the starting lineup. As in the previous game, Coach
Lambeau expects to use several combinations. Tackle
Baby Ray probably won't play because of a knee injury
sustained last Sunday against the Bears. Lambeau has
shifted Dr. Paul Berezney into the left tackle slot with
Chet Adams holding down the other side...REGULAR
BACKFIELD READY: In the backfield Green Bay will 
rely, for the start at least, on Larry Craig, Tony Canadeo,
Lou Brock and Ted Fritsch. Rookie Irv Comp, who 
tossed two touchdown passes to end Joel Mason for
the Packers' first points in Chicago, is also due to get a
lengthy workout now that an injury he suffered in the
east is healed. There is only one other game in the NFL
Sunday that means anything so far as the Packers
themselves and their fans are concerned. That's the
Bear-Giant clash at the Polo grounds. If the Bears are
walloped in that one while Geren Bay is winning over
the Cardinals, it will mean Lambeau's team is one step
closer in its quest for the flag. New York papers have
been giving the Giants a good chance to knock off the
Bruins, who play Washington a week hence in the
nation's capital. The Giants will have a psychological
advantage since the Bears are bound to feel they are
an unbeateable team and there is little chance of a loss
from a club which the Packers rubbed, 35-21. In other
games Washington plays host to Detroit and Phil-Pitt
is at Brooklyn. Washington will be raring to go since its
14-14 deadlock with the Steagles last week. The
Steagles, now in second place in the Eastern division,
are close to a cinch to beat the Dodgers, who have won
only from the Cardinals.
NOV 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - Green Bay's last slim hopes of sharing in the championship of the western division of the NFL go on the line here Sunday afternoon, when the men of the north meet an old jinx, the Chicago Cardinals, at State Fair park. The game will start at 2 o'clock. Only through a happy combination of circumstances can the Packers, now two full games behind the Bears in this division, still share in the championship. They must win all three of their remaining games, starting with Sunday's here, and the Bears must lose two of their three. The Packers have Brooklyn and Philadelphia-Pittsburgh left after their appearance here; the Bears, Washington and the Cardinals after Sunday's game with the Giants in New York. The hopes are exceedingly slim at best, but the
Packers cling to them. Not until the last mathematical
chance to share in the title has disappeared will they
give them up. The fighting chance Curly Lambeau still
sees for his club was reflected in his team's attitude as
the boys arrived here Saturday night. Lambeau was a
little jumpy and the club was hopped up. The prospect
of facing a good team which has lost all of its league
games - and the Cardinals fit this description - did not
please the big Belgian at all. No club, in his book, is
quite as tough as the good team which has been kicked
around. The Cardinals showed what potentialities they
have by giving Washington a whale of a fight, by holding
the Bears to a scoreless tie in the first half, and by
playing Brooklyn almost an even game. They have only
an average offensive threat, but they have played some
of the best defensive ball in the league, and in season's
averages, have better marks than Green Bay. The game
will probably be the last before home folks for the
greatest of them all - Don Hutson. Hutson did not want
to play at all this season, relented to go through one
more season, but recently announced that he intended
definitely to retire after this. Except for Andy Uram, who
came out of the Bear game last week with a couple of
cracked ribs, the Packers were in excellent physical
shape. A week of good work lay behind them, and they
were eager to do something about the slim title chances
they still have. The Cards, without Marshall Goldberg,
who cracked his ankle in the first game of the season,
have done little with the ball this year - at least little by
pro standards. But with ends like Ed Rucinski and Don
Currivan, a guard like Conway Baker and tackles like
Chet Bulger and Gil Duggan, and a center like Vaughan
Stewart, they have made the going tough for the best
of them. The veteran Johnny Hall, Ronnie Cahill, Johnny
Grigas and Wallie Rankin will start in the backfield for
the Cardinals. The last chance to see some of the old
Packer favorites, especially Hutson, has created lively interest in the game. With good weather a crowd of 15,000 is expected. Sunday's game here will be one of a complete round. Chief interest in the day's schedule centers on the Polo Grounds in New York, where the Bears will continue their bid for the western title against the Giants. The Bears were 14 point favorites. The Steagles will meet Brooklyn at Brooklyn, and Washington will play host to the Detroit Lions. The Steagles and Redskins are favorites. Green Bay was a 20 point favorite over the Cardinals.
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - When the weather becomes cold and snowy as it is today, one of the least favorable aspects of playing football becomes apparent but the Packers are continuing practice sessions for their eighth league contest against the Chicago Cardinals at
State Fair park Sunday despite the inclement weather.
Coach Curly Lambeau said today there would be no
let-up in preparations for the Cards or for the final two
games in the east against Brooklyn and Pitt-Phil. The
Packers have only an outside chance of winning the
Western division title but they are determined to make
the best of the situation by winning their last three.
Disappointed by the manner in which the Bays slowed
down in the second half against the Bears, Lambeau
pointedly reminded the players that they must not be
contest to play 30 minutes of each 60 in a game. This
is just as true for clashes with tail-enders in the league
as with the top flight elevens, he said...RECORD STILL
GOOD: The Green Bay coach also have some attention
to the "will to win" in a discussion about last Sunday's
contest, when the Bears showed that one of their big
assets is a driving spirit. Meanwhile, he said, the team
can still win up the season with a good record, seven
victories in 10 games, if they show that spirit and win
their next three. The Cardinals will be going into the
tussle with a determination born of desperation. Without
a victory in seven straight games, Coach Phil Handler
and his boys believe that the team can't be that bad. A
victory over the Bays would prove to them their belief is
not unfounded. The game will be the 42nd in the series.
The Packers are way out in front in victories with 26.
They lost 12 and three were ties. The Cards have been
unable to defeat Green Bay since the second game of
the 1935 season. Since then the Packers have won 15
straight and one game a tie. Green Bay has scored
583 points to the Cards' 327...MUST STOP CAHILL:
In practice, the Packers are building a defense to stop
the Cardinals' main offensive threat, little Ronnie Cahill.
The former Holy Cross player has done a remarkably
good job considering the team's spot in the standings.
A combination of his passing and the running of Johnny
Grigas, who is third in the league's ground gaining race
with 289 yards, will certainly cause the Packers some
trouble. Cahill is fourth in the passing department with
36 completions in 80 tries for an effectiveness of .467.
He is led only by Sid Luckman of the Bears, Sammy
Baugh of Washington and Irv Comp of the Packers. The
Bays are in good condition physically for their second
appearance in the Milwaukee suburban park. Fullback
Ted Fritsch, tackle Baby Ray and halfback Andy Uram
were injured Sunday but all will be in shape to play
against the Cards. Fritsch sustained a cut which
required 10 stitches, Ray has a leg injury and Uram
bruised his side.
NOV 10 (Green Bay) - Center Charley Brock of the
Packers will return to Green Bay Thursday afternoon 
from Port Chester, N.Y., where he was hospitalized 
following an appendectomy Oct. 23, just before the
Bays played the New York Giants. It is not known as
yet whether Brock will be able to play in the Packers'
final games.
NOV 10 (Chicago) - For a player who was ready to quit
pro football is disgust two years ago, Sid Luckman, the
apple-strudel eater from Brooklyn, is doing all right.
Luckman, the roly-poly quarterback of the Chicago
Bears, is walking away with National league passing
honors, even outdistancing Washington's Sammy 
Baugh by 417 yards. When the Bears defeated Green
Bay, 21 -7, in rain and mud last Sunday, it was Sid
who keyed the Bear attack by completing eight of 16
pass attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns,
handling the soggy pigskin as it it were a baton. His
performance against the Packers brought his year's
total to 70 completions in 126 attempts for 1.375 yards.
Luckman has thrown 16 touchdown passes to Baugh's
15 and averaged .555 to Slingin' Sammy's .540 percent..
MAINSPRING OF "T": As well as his duties on the
starting end of the Bears' passing attack, Luckman is
the mainspring of the complicated T formation. Handling
the ball on almost every play, he directs the Bear 
ground game that leads the league in total yardage. 
After the Bear-Green Bay game, the Packers agreed to
a man that he was the "most outstanding quarterback"
in the business. When the draft started making inroads
on the Bears' personnel, Curly Lambeau, Packer coach,
said that he wasn't interested in what happened to the
others. "What's going to happen to Luckman?" he 
asked eagerly. The Luckman-Baugh rivalry will get a 
test Nov. 21 when the Bears play at Washington. 
Strictly from Brooklyn, Luckman attracted national
attention while playing for Erasmus Hall High school. 
He declined offers from many colleges to attend
Columbia because he wanted to play under Lou Little.
His judgment was uphead when he later gained All-
America honors. Luckman's biggest worry is his 
waistline. It is drastically affected by apple strudel, his
fatal tempation. Bear officials, realizing Luckman is not
worth much in the lineup is not worth much if his weight
exceeds 205 pounds, have threatened to fine him if he
so much as walks past a bakery..REGAINS HIS FORM:
Early in the 1941 season, Luckman's passing went
haywire. He wantd to quit football for good. Suddenly he
seemed to regain his physcial peak and his passes
started clicking. He finished on top that year with a
passing efficiency of 57.1 percent. As with many aces
on offense, Luckman's weakness is tackling, and he is
somewhat sensitive on this point. However, in Sunday's
Packer game, Luckman nailed Don Hutson, who also
has been labeled as strictly an offensive player. From
his position in the mud, Hutson looked up at his tackler.
"Whereinell did you learn to tackle?" he asked. While
Luckman paced all passers this week, Tony Canadeo
of Green Bay leads ball carriers with 386 yards gained
and a 5.4 average per try. Harry Clark of the Bears was
close behind with 384 yards and a 4.5 average. Hutson
paced pass receivers with 397 yards and maintained 
his scoring lead of 55 points despite his mark of only
one point last Sunday.
NOV 10 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Packers, individually,
clung to the lead in NFL statistics despite the sound
licking by the Bears. Harry Clark of the Bears outgained
Tony Canadeo of Green Bay in the game but failed by
two yards to overtake the Packer back, who leads the
league ball carriers with 386 yards. Don Hutson remains
on top of the scoring list with 55 points, although he
only made one Sunday. Moore of Washington and Paschal of New York are tied for second place with 48 each. Hutson also leads pass receivers with 27 completions. Moore is second with 20 but has outgained Hutson, 454 yards to 397. Sinkwich of Detroit has the best punt return average, 18 yards in eight runs, and Heineman of Brooklyn has the best kickoff runback average, 35.3 yards in seven runs. Sinkwich also has the best punting average, 47.7 yards, but has made only 10 kicks. Baugh has averaged 46.1 in 24 tries. Sid Luckman of the Bears is the boss passer by any standard. In completions he leads Sam Baugh of Washington, 70 to 67; in percentage he surpasses Baugh, 55 to 54; in yardage he is ahead of Sam, 1,375 to 958; he has thrown 16 for touchdowns to Baugh's 15; he has had six intercepted out of 126, and Baugh has had 10 intercepted out of 124.
NOV 10 (New York) - When he heard that Coach Curly Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers had shifted his headquarters from the bench to the press box, Cornell's Carl Snavely figured out an improvement on the idea. Some day, he decided, the coaches as well as the subs could watch from high in the stands and get a clearer picture of the game. "We could send in the subs on a chute." added Carl.
NOV 12 (Green Bay) - While the
Packers are tangling with the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair park Sunday afternoon, more than a few ears will be turned to reports of the Chicago Bears tussle with the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds in New York. Much depends on the outcome of that game because on its final result rest Packer hopes in the Western division. First, the Bays must win their ball game with the Cards, an assignement which should not be as rough as that of the Bruins in the league's largest city. The Red Birds, who are resting not a whit comfortaby on the bottom of the division heap, are likely to give the Packers trouble but the Giants may give the Bears a fit. There has been much to-do in the newspapers in Chicago about the manner in which