Green Bay Packers (4-0) 34, Card-Pitt (0-1) 7
Sunday October 8th 1944 (at Green Bay)
to the Packer casualty list yesterday, including Don Hutson, Ben Starrett and Bob Flowers. Hutson is having trouble with his arches and it is doubtful, Coach Lambeau said, whether he will see much action Saturday. Both Starrett and Flowers are scheduled for limited action while fullback Ted Fritsch probably won't be used at all. He pulled a muscle in last Sunday's warmup and is still receiving treatment. The Green Bay coach also said that Alex Urban, a member of the 1941 team that tied for the Western division top, is on his way to Green Bay for an interview. Urban, who received an honorable discharge from the Army recently, is an end. He played undergraduate football at Minnesota and was used at both end and tackle there. He is 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds.
STATISTICS SHOW THE REASON WHY THE PACKERS ARE UP THERE
OCTOBER 12 (Chicago) - The undefeated Green Bay Packers
are packing plenty of punch in the still-young NFL race. They
have galloped and passed to gain almost 1,300 yards, rolled up
65 first downs, struck for 17 touchdowns and rolled up 117 points
in their four league games to date. It's true no other team in the
10-member circuit has played more than two loop games, but the
pace-setting Packers loom potent no matter how thin the official
league statistics are sliced. Their average gain per rush is 4.3
yards, shading the Philadelphia Eagles, who have averaged four 
yards per thrust in two tilts. With 44 completions in 101 tosses,
 the Packers have a passing average of .435 to rank fifth in that
department. However, the Washington Redskins, who lead in
passing despite the absence of Sammy Baugh, fashioned their
exceptional record of .757 in only one game with 25 completions
in 33 attempts. The surprising Cleveland Rams are living up to
their monicker with a defense that has yielded only 2.6 yards per
rush in two contests, the same record the Packers have four
encounters. Actual defensive leader is New York with a 1.1
average for one game. The champion Chicago Bears who led the
league last year with an average of 3.9 yards per rush, have been
able to smash only 2.7 yards a try in two games, both defeats.
PACKERS LEAVE TO MEET EAGLES
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers left for Nashville Thursday afternoon. About 35 players, coaches, trainers and officials were in the Lambeau contingent. The Bays will make a quick jump out of Nashville Saturday night. This will bring the squad into Chicago on Sunday in time to see the Card-Pitts and Bears have it out at Wrigley field. The Packers get out of Chicago around supper time and will arrive home at 10:40 p.m. over the Milwaukee road. An extra practice has been scheduled for Monday as Coach Curly Lambeau wants a full week to prepare for the Cleveland Rams who are booked to play at Green Bay October 22. This will be the last home game of the 1944 season for the Green Bay eleven.
GAME RECAP (CHICAGO TRIBUNE)
(GREEN BAY) - Irv Comp, a limber armed halfback, wrote his name this afternoon alongside such famous Green Bay passers as Cecil Isbell and Arnie Herber as the Packers won their fourth consecutive NFL game, 34 to 7, from the Card-Pitts. The other member
of this forward pass combination? Why, Don Hutson,
of course. This is Hutson's 10th year with the Packers.
In this time the veteran from the University of Alabama
has radically altered defensive strategy in professional
football by his speed and uncanny catches. Seldom
has he been greater than this raw autumn afternoon
before a hometown throng of 16,525, for Comp's timing
and accuracy were up to the standard these folks have
learned to expect from the man who pitches to Hutson.
COMPLETES NINE IN SUCCESSION
In the first half, while the Packers were scoring three
touchdowns to insure their league leadership, Comp
had nine consecutive completed forward passes. 
These gained 151  yards. Hutson caught seven of 
them, two for touchdowns and another that placed the
ball 1 yard from the Card-Pitt goal. Hutson's seven
catches gained 117 yards. This really is the statistical
story of today's game, although the Packers, after a
scoreless third quarter, added a fourth touchdown
before the cardinal clad eleven finally hit the bull's-eye
on a pass from John Grigas to John Butler. Green Bay
then invited additional trouble when Don Perkins' punt
was blocked and taken on the Packers' 14 yard line.
PERKINS GOES 83 YARDS
​This backfired immediately, however, as Perkins
intercepted John McCarthy's pass to run 83 yards for
the final touchdown. In the first quarter Hutson scored
on a 55 yard pass from Comp, who had passed to 
Harry Jacunski on the Packer 45 on the preceding
play. The Packers' second touchdown drive started on
the last play of the first period when Perkins ripped thru
defensive left tackle for 20 yards. In all, 13 plays
covered 84 yards and during the assault Comp passed
to Hutson for 15, 21 and 11 yards. The latter throw put
the ball on the Card-Pitt 1 yard line, from where Ben
Starrett plunged over. After the subsequent kickoff,
McCarthy's fumble was recovered on the Card-Pitt 35.
Perkins' 26 yard run was followed by a Comp to Hutson
scoring pass and the Packers led 21 to 0 at the 
intermission.
BROCK PLUNGES OVER
Comp and Hutson also signaled the next scoring
maneuver. Near the end of the third period Hutson got
15 yards on a pass and on the opening play of the final
period Lou Brock plunged for a first down on the 
Packers' 42. Comp threw to Hutson for 18 yards and
then Perkins lugged the ball to the Card-Pitt 25. Brock
went over defensive left tackle on a delayed play and
cut to the corner of the goal. McCarthy's long pass to
Clint Wager on the Packers' 33 yard line then was
followed by Grigas' scoring pass to Butler. Marshall
Robnett placekicked the point after the Card-Pitt
touchdown. The interception by Perkins and the 
Packers' final touchdown followed.
CARD-PITT -  0  0  0  7 -  7
GREEN BAY -  7 14  0 13 - 34
1st - GB - Hutson, 55-yard pass from Comp (Sorenson
kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Starrett, 2-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN
BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Hutson, 7-yard pass from Comp (Hutson
kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
4th - GB - Brock, 30-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN
BAY 27-0
4th - C-P - John Butler, 33-yd pass fr John Grigas
(Marshall Robnett kick) GB 27-7
4th - GB - Perkins, 83-yard interception return (Hutson
kick) GREEN BAY 34-7

NEWS AND NOTES
HUTSON ON WAY TO NEW RECORDS IN PRO
LEAGUE
OCTOBER 11 (Chicago) - Don Hutson, who already
holds a big handful of National football records, 
apparently is well on his way to break a couple of them
with the season barely underway. The Green Bay
Packers' end, in four game, already has scored 44
points and has snatched 28 passes. While these
figures are a bit behind the pace he set two years ago
in hanging up records in these departments, national
league statisticians point out that the scoring tempo
usually increases as the season goes along. His 1942
season were 138 points scored and 74 passes caught.
He still has six games to go to crack these records.
Meanwhile, Frank Filchock, veteran Washington 
Redskin quarterback, who already holds the record for
the longest pass in NFL history - apparently was after
another one when he completed 25 of 33 passes for a
gain of 291 yards and five touchdowns - record for one
game. Filchock's efficiency ratio of .757 in that game -
the Skins' only league start - is far ahead of Sammy
Baugh's season mark of .627, set in 1940. Lou Brock, Hutson's teammate, took the lead in ground gaining as all ten teams swung into their league schedules. In 33 ballcarrying attempts he has gained 181 yards with an average of 5.4 yards per try.
BOSTON YANKS ANNOUNCE CHANGES IN LINEUPS
OCTOBER 12 (Boston) - Coach Herb Kopf last night announced that the Boston Yanks had asked waivers on Bob McRoberts, a halfback recently obtained from the Green Bay Packers, and Freeman Raxer, an end purchased from the Chicago Cardinals last month. Kopf also said that Nordon Wilson, a guard, had been turned over to the Brooklyn Tigers to complete a deal and that Dave Smukler, the Yanks' veteran fullback, had been suspended indefinitely.
PACKERS OFF TO PLAY EAGLES AT NASHVILLE, TENN.
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will head south to Nashville, Tenn., tonight where on Saturday the teams will play an exhibition game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Neither team meets during the regular season and both have an open date Sunday when the other eight teams in the NFL are in action. Chief interest Sunday will be at Detroit where the Cleveland Rams, conquerors of the Bears and unbeaten in two league games, battle the Lions. The Rams play at Green Bay a week from Sunday. Enroute from Nashville the Packers will stop in Chicago Sunday to take in the game between the Chicago Bears and the Card-Pitts. Both these teams have been beaten by the Bays. Three more names were added
ORGANIZER OF NEW PRO LOOPS SEES PLENTY OF PLAYERS
​OCTOBER 13 (Pittsburgh) - Promoters of the United States Football league say they're not worried about any lack of player talent for the ten teams with which the league plans to start operations next fall. Roland D. Payne, Pittsburgh sportsman and organizer of the circuit, said today that replies from questionnaires sent to some 1,500 members of most college and service teams in the country "indicate there'll be plenty of material available." The prospect that three new pro leagues will be competing for players with the firmly established NFL next year has aroused conjecture whether there will be enough play-for-pay stars to go around. "We're operating in competition, not opposition, to the National league and we believe there's enough room for two major leagues," Payne said. He expressed the opinion that the league might work out some kind of a mutual arrangement governing signing of players. It may be possible, he said, to set up a commission to supervise all pro football as has been done in baseball's major leagues. Seven teams are definitely "in", he said, having each posted $10,000 forfeits for their franchises, and three more are expected to lift certificates of operation when the league meets in New York November 11-12. A board chairman and other league officers will be named at the time, and permanent headquarters will be established, Payne said. Returning from a 6,000-mile promotional trip, Payne reported Los Angeles is the latest city to take out a franchise. Harry James, the band leader, is backing the enterprise there, he said. Other cities holding franchises are New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati and Akron. Payne said he expects Milwaukee, New Orleans and Houston also to be represented at the New York meeting.
COMP, PACKER PASSER, IS ILL
OCTOBER 14 (Nashville) - Irv Comp, left halfback for the Green Bay Packers, suffered an attack of appendicitis shortly before midnight last night. The Packers play a benefit exhibition game with the Philadelphia Eagles today. George Strickler, in charge of public relations for the National Pro League, said the Packer star was taken from his hotel to a local hospital, but that he had not yet been advised if an operation would be necessary.
FOUR GAMES SUNDAY TO MARK PLAY IN NATIONAL PRO LOOP
OCTOBER 14 (Chicago) - The NFL gets a chance to tighten up its race a bit this week as the Green Bay Packers, winners of four straight, play an exhibition game. Cleveland's surprising Rams, in second place in the Western division with two victories, invade Detroit for a tilt with the Lions, who beat Brooklyn 19 to 14 a week ago. New York's Giants, who with Green Bay and Cleveland make up the loop's unbeaten, untied contigent, meet Brooklyn's twice-defeated Tigres. The Card-Pitt encounter with the defending champion Chicago Bears at Chicago gives one of them a chance to climb out of the Western Division cellar. They are deadlocked at the bottom with two defeats each, and almost identical scoring records. The Card-Pitt crew has scored 35 points and allowed 84, while the Bears have counted 35 and allowed 61. The fourth contest sends Washington's Redskins, tied by Philadelphia 31 to 31 last week, against Boston's twice-beaten Yanks. Philadelphia, like Green Bay, is idle in the league this week. With Green Bay taking the week off, Don Hutson gets no chance to add to his scoring lead. The great end has scored five touchdowns and booted 14 extra points for a total of 44, or 20 more than his teammate, Lou Brock, and Benton of Cleveland, who are tied for second with 24 each. Hutson has outscored all the teams in the league, with the exception of Cleveland and New York, and has come within four points of matching the total piled up by the four Green Bay foes. The Packers play Philadelphia at Nashville in an exhibition game this afternoon.