EXHIBITION - Philadelphia Eagles 38, Green Bay Packers 13
Saturday October 14th 1944 (at Nashville)
(NASHVILLE) - The Philadelphia Eagles, attacking relentlessly on the
ground and in the air, mauled the Green Bay Packers 38 to 13 Saturday in
the first big-time professional football game ever played in the south. The
exhibition game, bringing together two National League elevens, undefeated
in league play, was staged for the benefit of the 20th Ferrying Group's
athletic fund. The Eagles had the Packer running attack stopped and both
Green Bay touchdowns resulted from a succession of aerials. Philadelphia
scored two touchdowns and annexed two conversions in the first quarter.
From the opening kickoff, the Eagles marched to the Packers' 32 where
Hinkle passed to Ferrante who was shoved out of bounds on the 10. Two
plays later Hinkle carried the ball around right end for a touchdown. An
intercepted pass gave the Eagles the ball on the Packer 12-yard line and
Hinkle again took it over. The Eagles scored a third touchdown on a pass
from Zimmerman to Gauer, added another on Bleeker's 17-yard dash and
a fifth on a line plunge by Macoszozyk. Zimmerman, who added the extra
points after all the Eagle touchdowns, booted a field goal from the 11-yard
line in the second period. The Packers broke into the scoring column in
the second period when Don Perkins crashed over from the one-foot line.
Lou Brock scored in the third period on a pass.
GREEN BAY    -  0  7  6  0  - 13
PHILADELPHIA - 14 10  7  7  - 38
OCTOBER 17 (Milwaukee Journal-Oliver Kuechle) - Wouldn't it be nice if the Gray Ghost, Tony Canadeo, back in Green Bay on a furlough because his wife presented him with a bambino, could get permission from his commanding officer to play a game or two with his old mates?...Frankie Sinkwich of the Lions, with 193 yards on 53 plays, has replaced Lou Brock of the Packers as the leading ground gainer in the NFL. Brock has 181 yards on 33 plays...There is something courageous about the undefeated Rams who Sunday go to Green Bay to plague Curly Lambeau's undefeated Packers in a game which has unexpectedly taken on crucial significance. They are never licked. In every one of their three league victories so far, they have come from behind to win. They trailed against the Card-Pitt combine, 16-7 and 28-23, before winning out in the last minute, 30-28. They trailed against the Bears, 7-3, before finishing in front, 19-7. And they trailed against Detroit Sunday, 17-0, before coming through, 20-17...The odds have increased among the "smart boys" in Chicago that Sid Luckman will be back with the Bears for the Packer game November 5...Elmer Layden could do pro football a lot of good if he only recognized what slimy hands have started to paw around the game, and did something about it.
OCTOBER 17 (Green Bay) - Irv Comp, whose all-around play, especially his passing, has been one of the bright spots in Green Bay's season so far, probably will not have to have an appendectomy after all. Taken violently and suddenly ill at Nashville last week, where the Packers lost an exhibition game to the Philadelphia Eagles Saturday, he was told by two doctors to have an appendectomy at once. A third doctor, a specialist, counseled less haste and upon his advice the operation was postponed. Comp was taken to a hospital for examination immediately upon arrival here Monday and doctors diagnosed his case as merely one of bad indigestion. Comp, after a couple of shaky days in Nashville, apparently was in the best of health and spirits during the examination. "We'll have the doctors watch Comp's condition every day," Coach Curly Lambeau said, "and if nothing new develops and he continues to feel as he does, he'll surely play Sunday. He wants to play, of course." Meanwhile, preparations started for the game with the undefeated Rams. "We're in for a tough time," Lambeau said, "and we'll have to play our best ball of the season to get by this one. Anything like what we played against the Eagles last Saturday and we're sunk. The boys know how bad they looked, however, and I think we'll be ready."
OCTOBER 18 (Chicago) - Frank Sinkwich of the
Detroit Likons, who is dodging surgeons with as
much success as he is evading rival linemen, has
takeb over the ground gaining lead in the NFL. 
Before an appendicitis attack benched him last
Sunday against the Cleveland Rams, Sinkwich 
carried the ball 34 yards in 15 attempts to increase
his yardage in three games to 193 and snatch the
league leadership from Lou Brock of Green Bay.
Brock, whose team was idle Sunday, is second
with 181 yards in four games. Sinkwich, whose
improvement over last season, has been painfully
discovered by a few rivals, has a doctor's okay to
continue play without undergoing an operation. 
The Washington Redskins, once firmly convinced
that Sammy Baugh was indispensable, still boast
the league's best passer in Baugh's successor,
Frank Filchock, who has a brilliant .673 percentage for two games. Filchock hit the target 10 times in 19 attempts against Boston Sunday. Frank completed 25 of 33 passes against Philadelphia two weeks ago. Guard Len Younce of the New York Giants displaced Sinkwich as the punting leader with an average of 42.3 yards on 13 boots. Although the Packers were idle Sunday, Don Hutson maintained his lead in scoring with 44 points and pass receiving with 426 yards gained and five touchdown aerials.
OCTOBER 21 (Green Bay) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Packers announced Saturday that Cpl. 
Tony Canadeo, a veteran halfback and the team's top passer in 1943, probably would play with the Packers against Cleveland here Sunday. Canadeo is in Green Bay on a furlough from an army camp at Fort Bliss, Tex. He is in good condition and has been playing with the camp team in Texas. He worked out with the Packers all week.
OCTOBER 22 (Green Bay) - It will be showdown time here Sunday afternoon - showdown time between the only two undefeated teams in the western division of the National pro football league. Cleveland's surprising Rams, with three straight victories behind them, and Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers, with four straight, will get together at City stadium in a game which, unless it ends in a tie, will determine a single divisional leader. Ordinarily, Green Bay refuses to become unduly excited about any invasion except the one by the Bears. It can take most of them in stride. But this one has the town all stirred up, and a crowd of close to 20,000 is expected. The game will be Green Bay's last at home. All others, and there are five left, will be played on the road. The Packers looked anything except championship contenders in bowing to Philadelphia last week, 38-13. They were crippled, which might have accounted for some of the weakness, but they also did everything wrong. They looked like the Toonerville Kids. It should be a different story Sunday, however. All the cripples of last week will be ready to play - Irv Comp, Don Hutson, Ted Fritsch - and the squad, from Lambeau down to the greenest rookie, appreciate what the game means. It will take Green Bay's best football of the season to pull this one out, though, for the Rams, under Buff Donelli, have showed themselves the best coached team in the league. Nobody gave them a tumble at first, so they gave themselves one. In six games, including exhibitions, they have yet to be licked. Only end Jim Benton, who played with the Bears last season, and guard Riley Matheson have major league reputations, but the others, some of them unknowns in pro football, have come through handsomely. Tommy Colella, who failed to make the grade with the Detroit Lions, and Albie Reisz, a sleeper from Southeastern Louisiana, especially have played great ball. The game will be one of a complete schedule of five. In other, Washington will entertain Brooklyn, New York will have the hapless Card-Pitts at the Polo Grounds, Philadelphia will play host to Boston, and the Bears will entertain Detroit at Wrigley field.