EXHIBITION - Washington Redskins 20, Green Bay Packers (0-1) 7
Monday September 4th 1944 (at Baltimore)
(BALTIMORE) - Sammy Baugh's accurate passing proved a little too much for the Green Bay Packers in their annual exhibition game here Monday night. Operating under center in the T formation this year for the first time in his career, Baugh flipped two passes for touchdowns and in other ways, particularly punting, led his mates to a 20-7 victory. A crowd of 44,217,
including 18,000 servicemen, saw the game. It
was Washington's third start of the season
and Green Bay's first and in this probably lay
the real difference between the teams. The
Redskins, with two exhibitions under their 
belts, were smoother in their operations.
Despite this advantage, however, they did not
sew up the game until the fourth quarter in
which, with two touchdowns, they broke a 7-7
tie. The Packers scored first, driving for a
touchdown in the first quarter. The Redskins
tied it up at once. The two then settled down 
to a dogfight until Baugh and his passes broke
the tie in the fourth quarter. While the game 
will not count in the standings, it may still have
been a costly appearance for the Packers. Irv
Comp injured his passing arm and may be lost
to the team for several weeks. An X-ray of the
arm was to be taken Monday. Lambeau was
both pleased and disappointed. He liked the
play of several newcomers, especially Paul
Duhart, the flashy halfback from Florida, but
was frankly disappointed in the work of some 
of his veterans, especially Comp, whose 
passing was far below the form he showed a
year ago.
The Packers scored the second time they laid
hands on the ball. A pass, Lou Brock to 
Jacunski, carried them from their own 46 to
Washington's 15 and another from Comp to
Mason, put them on the three. Comp and
Fritsch failed on two running plays but Fritsch
scored on third down behind good blocking. He also added the extra point. With seven points against them, the Redskins snapped right back. They took the kickoff back to their own 36 and, without giving up the ball, smashed 64 yards down the field. The big yardage in the advance was picked up on Baugh's passing. He flipped to Aguirre for 30 yards and to Bagarus for 13 yards and the touchdown. Larry Craig almost intercepted the touchdown pass but tipped the ball into Bagarus' hands. Aguirre placekicked the point which tied up the game. The score remained tied, 7-7, until early in the fourth quarter when the Redskins took the lead, driving 89 yards for touchdown No. 2. A pass, Baugh to Bagarus, good for 19 yards, planted the ball in paydirt. The final touchdown was scored on another 80 yard march in the closing minutes with Ace Akins in the leading role. He broke over right tackle for 50 yards on one play and for 25 yards over the same position for the touchdown two plays later. Bagarus added the extra point after the first of the fourth quarter touchdowns but muffed the second. The Packers will spend the week at the Sampson Naval camp in New York and will play the Boston Yankees in a charity game at Buffalo Sunday. At Sampson they will work out against Jimmy Crowley's camp team. They will open the league season against Brooklyn in Milwaukee September 17.
GREEN BAY  -  7  0  0  0 -  7
WASHINGTON -  0  7  0 13 - 20
1st - GB - Fritsch, 3-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - WASH - Steve Bagarus, 13-yard pass from Sammy Baugh (Joe Aguirre kick) TIED 7-7
4th - WASH - Bagarus, 19-yard pass from Baugh (Aguirre kick) WASHINGTON 14-7
4th - WASH - Frank Akins, 26-yard run (Kick failed) WASHINGTON 20-7

SEPTEMBER 8 (Sampson, NY) - The Green Bay Packers scored twice on passes and twice on running plays to crush Lt. Comdr. Jim Crowley's Sampson naval training center football team yesterday before more than 10,000 Bluejackets. The score was 25 to 14. The Bays took the wraps off a new forward passing combination, Roy McKay pitching and Mark Hammel catching. Two of McKay's tosses were good for touchdowns, Hammell lugging the ball into the end zone each time. The Packers, who are picked by many experts to win the national league title this year, took an early lead when Lou Brock skirted his left end after seven minutes of the first quarter for the first touchdown. Bucchianeri's try for the extra point was wide. Green Bay scored twice in the second period. McKay connected on a pass to Hammell on Sampson's five and the Packer left end stumbled over the last chalk mark. McKay placekicked the extra point. The third Packer touchdown was the most thrilling play of the game. Brock threw a 30-yard pass to Dick Bilda on the Sampson 30. A swarm of Sampson tacklers were on his heels, but Bilda lateraled to Hammell, racing at full speed to his right, and Hammell galloped to the touchdown unmolested. Glen Sorenson missed the point. Sampson's first touchdown came in the second period on Ed Greenfield's pass to Norm Morea, who was in the clear on Green Bay's 30. Sampson jumped back in the game early in the last quarter when Nick Terlizzi recovered a blocked kick in the end zone. Fran Raye made the point to cut Green Bay's lead to 19-13. Irv Comp hit center for the final Green Bay score a few minutes later. Green Bay made 11 first downs to Sampson's four, gained 181 yards rushing to Sampson's 122 and 150 yards passing to Sampson's 51.
SEPTEMBER 9 (Buffalo) - The Green Bay Packers, heading home after two weeks in the east, stop in Buffalo, N.Y., today for a game Sunday against the Boston Yanks, newest club in the NFL. After this game the Packers return to their own backyard to prepare for the league opener a week from Sunday at Milwaukee against the Brooklyn Tigers. Tomorrow's game will be broadcast by Russ Winnie. A crowd of 25,000 is expected at City stadium in Buffalo for the game. There is a possibility that Don Hutson, stellar end who recently signed to play for the tenth season, may get into the Boston game. Boston has purchased some Pro league vets. Dave Smukler and Leo the Lion were secured from Detroit; George Cafego came from Washington and Bert Davis formerly performed for Philadelphia. Green Bay will uncover a pair of star recruit backs against the Bostonese as Roy McKay, from Texas U, and Paul Duhart, former Florida ace, are a couple of "triple-threaters" who can do things with a football.
SEPTEMBER 10 (Buffalo) - The Green Bay Packers arrived here Saturday afternoon, after a week of training at the Sampson naval base, ready to take their final test under fire against the new Boston Yankees in municipal stadium here Sunday. A week hence, they will open the league season against Brooklyn in Milwaukee. The Packers will go into Sunday's game with two games under their belts and the Yankees with one. Green Bay bowed to the Washington Redskins, 20-7, at Baltimore a week ago, and then with second and third stringers carrying the hod, beat Jimmy Crowley's Sampson naval station team in midweek, 25-14. Bob Kopf's Yankees, in their only start so far, bowed to the Cleveland Rams in an exhibition at Cleveland, 9-0. Lambeau, upon arriving here, indicated that he would have his regulars and the most promising of the new men do most of the hard work Sunday. The game against Sampson gave him the chance he wanted to see the less promising men under fire. The others will get their final test here. Under league rules, he will have to cut his roster to meet the player limit of 28 before the league opener with Brooklyn. The week of work since the Washington game, including almost daily scrimmages against the Sampson squad, left Curly Lambeau, who has championship aspirations, in a fairly happy frame of mind. It was just the kind of work the Packers needed. Bob McKay especially looked good in both running and passing. The Packers will leave here immediately after Sunday's game and be back in Green Bay Monday. WTMJ, with Russ Winnie at the "mike", will broadcast Sunday's game, starting at 1 o'clock (Milwaukee time).