Green Bay Packers (5-3) 28, Boston Yanks (1-5-1) 0
Sunday November 18th 1945 (at Boston)
(BOSTON) - They were the old time Packers again here Sunday afternoon - and you know the old time Packers. All fired up again after their lackadaisical performance against the Cleveland Rams a week ago, the boys from Green Bay leisurely went about
mauling Herb Kopf's Boston Yankees for the
second time this fall, 28-0. This was not the
kind of team the Packers faced a week ago.
The Yankees and the Rams must not be
mentioned in the same breath. But this was 
not the same Packer team, either. In the week
since the Cleveland collapse, Curly Lambeau
worked one of his little wonders again, and he
turned loose a team where which once more
would have delighted the most rabid Packer
Green Bay was the master of every phase of
the game. The line smothered the Yanks on 
the ground and in passing attempts both - how
they smothered them - and the backs ran 
again as though they had some place to go.
The statistics tell the story. The Yanks got 
only 21 yards rushing and only 36 passing.
Not once did they as much as threaten. The
Packers, meanwhile, scored at a leisurely
pace. They got their first touchdown in the 
early minutes when Lou Brock broke through
center on a spinner for 16 yards, their second
late in the second quarter when Bernie 
Crimmins intercepted a pass and ran 12 yards
across the goal, their third a minute later when
Irv Comp passed 14 yards to Don Hutson, and
their fourth in the closing minutes of the game
when Brock, on that same spinner, ran into the
end zone from the seven. Hutson, while he has
had more spectacular afternoons, still did
enough to give the near capacity crowd of 
33,000 an understanding of how he happens to
be the master offensive end of them all. He
nabbed five of the seven passes the Packers
completed, carried for six yards on an end
around, and kicked all four points after
Had the Packers chose, they might have made
this much worse. There were so palpably much
superior. The statistics show this, too. Against
Boston's 67 yards, they gained 267, and 
against Boston's almost constant position on
the "wrong" side of the field, the Packers had
position repeatedly. It was their game after that
first touchdown and they proceeded the easy
way. The victory, fifth of the season against
three defeats, helped the Packers retain their
mathematical chances for the western division
title - however slim these chances may be. It
also clinched third place for them in the 
western division of the race.
Cafego's fumble, which Lipscomb recovered on
Boston's 28, gave the Packers position for 
their first touchdown in the early minutes. It
required only two plays, both spinners, on 
which Lou Brock each time found a hole large
enough to drive through a team of horses. On
the first, he popped through to the 16, and on 
the second he catapulted into the end zone.
Hutson's kick was good. The ease with which
the Packers scored augered well. Yet they 
went all the way into the last two minutes
before they put the scorekeeper to work again
and then it was on an intercepted pass and 
not strictly on their own. Crimmins, backing
out of the line, pulled in a short pitch which
Cafego tried from his own end zone and easily
dashed 12 yards across the goal. Hutson 
again converted.
But if things up to this time has been 
somewhat difficult, they quickly opened up in
the little time which remained. It hardly 
seemed possible that the Packers would get
possession again to do anything more before
the half ended, but they did. They took the ball
on their own 41 with 23 seconds left and in two
plays they scored. On the first, Comp with
beautiful protection, laid a pass smack in Lou
Brock's hands on Boston's 16, and on the next he hit Hutson in the coffin corner of the field. Hutson converted. The half ended on the subsequent kickoff. The Packers rested their case for awhile after this, content almost to toy with the Yankees, but late in the game, just to fatten the averages, they scored again. They drove from their own two to Boston's 20, gave up the ball on downs, but got it back on Boston's seven, a minute later when Gudmundson fumbled on an attempted pass and Goodnight recovered. Again it required only one play - that same spinner with Brock carrying. Once more he found a hole a mile wide and once more he rushed into the end zone standing up. Hutson's kick completed the scoring.
GREEN BAY -  7 14  0  7 - 28
BOSTON    -  0  0  0  0 -  0
1st - GB - Brock, 19-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Crimmins, 12-yard interception return (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Hutson, 10-yard pass from Comp (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
4th - GB - Brock, 10-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
NOVEMBER 20 (New York) - Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers smiled complacently Monday about reports of all these "new Don Hutsons" currently catching passes on the professional football airways. "It tickles me to read about all these new Hutsons," said Lambeau. "It seems every team has one. Don Currivan with the Boston Yanks, Lou Ferrante of Philadelphia and Jim Benton of Cleveland, to name just a few. They must finally think Hutson is ready to retire. What is giving all these clubs the idea that Hutson is going to retire?" Curly added that Bruce Smith, late of Minnesota, is "probably the best all-around back we ever had." He also passed along some posies to the Chicago Bears for "coming up with a new play every year you play them". "You know," he related, "when one or two men on any team get offside, it's noticeable. When every player but the quarterback and center gets offside, you can't notice it so much. Well, that's the Bears' new play this year. They scored on us with it."
NOVEMBER 21 (Milwaukee Journal) - A fistfight among Green Bay Packer players after the defeat at Cleveland was hushed up, but the story is getting around although details are lacking.
NOVEMBER 22 (Chicago) - A total of 1,526,475 fans, an increase of 24.3% over last year, have attended games, including exhibitions, in the NFL, it was announced Wednesday. Barring inclement weather the next three Sundays, attendance records will be broken. So far this season league games have attracted 1,084,310 to 39 championship games, an increase of
14.5% over 1944. Total attendance for the championship
race not is only 104,306 short of the record of
1,188,616, set in 55 games in 1941, and there still are
11 games remaining before the interdivisional playoff.
That year a special series against service teams for
army emergency relief drew 453,652. Cleveland, western
division leaders, also heads the attendance parade with
271,129 in eight league games and four exhibitions, an
increase of 53% above the entire 1944 season. The Rams' home attendance of 59,138 for three games is 34% above the 1944 figure.
NOVEMBER 25 (New York) - The western division championship in the National Professional league has eluded Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers, but undisputed second place in that end of the league has not, and Sunday it will be this the boys will be after in their game with the New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. At the moment, the Packers trail the second place Detroit Lions in the western end by half a game. A victory over New York Sunday, and they can tie the Lions, and then another over the Lions themselves a week hence in Detroit, and they can take undisputed second place. As occupants of second place in the final standings, the Packers will get a small cut of the championship playoff receipts. Lambeau expected the toughest kind of going in Sunday's game despite New York's unimpressive record of two victories, four defeats and one tie. Steve Owen's gang showed what it could do by whipping the Detroit Lions last week, and in addition, will again have the services of Bill Paschal Sunday. Paschal, who has obtained a leave to play, led the league in ground gaining a year ago. The Packers themselves were in good shape. They were buoyed by their easy and smooth rolling victory over the Boston Yankees last week and had no injuries which might keep any of the squad out of the game. The team has worked out at the Westchester Country club all week. Sunday's game will the twenty-fifth in the rivalry. Green Bay has won 12, New York 11. One game was a tie. A near capacity crowd of 50,000 is expected. The Packers and Giants will only have a share of the eastern spotlight, however, for the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins will hold most of it with their crucial game, upon which hinges the eastern division championship, at Philadelphia. The Eagles go into the game one full game behind the leading Redskins. They must win to gain even as much as a tie for the divisional honors. Washington won at Washington earlier in the season. The game will pit the greatest collection of running backs in the league, Philadelphia's, against one of the sharpest passing teams, Washington, with Sammy Baugh - and no little good running itself from one of the outstanding backs of the year, Steve Bagarus. Philadelphia ruled as a slight favorite. In the only other game Sunday, the Chicago Bears will play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers at Wrigley field. The Bears are the favorites.