EXHIBITION - Philadelphia Eagles 28, Green Bay Packers (1-1) 21
Thursday September 13th 1945 (at Philadelphia)
(PHILADELPHIA) - A crowd of 90,218, largest ever to see a professional football game, piled into the huge municipal stadium here Thursday night and saw the Philadelphia Eagles overwhelm the Green Bay Packers, champions of the NFL, 28-21. The
Packers, except for their ability to cash in on
Philadelphia's mistakes, were completely
outclassed. They recovered a fumble deep in
Philadelphia territory early in the first quarter
and went on to score, then never got beyond 
midfield again until the last two minutes, in
which, on Philadelphia fumbles, they got two
more touchdowns. They were held to four first
downs and 79 yards. The Eagles got 10 first
downs and 254 yards.
Philadelphia's fleet backs, operating behind a
rugged line, rolled around the field almost at
will. Only mistakes held down the score. In
addition to the four touchdowns, the Eagles 
had three others called back because of
penalties and had a field goal nullified because
of offside. They played in Packer territory most of the game. A fumble in Philadelphia territory, which the Packers recovered inside the 20 in the early minutes, gave them position for the first touchdown. Ted Fritsch carried the ball over on an 18 yard run. Thereafter, however, until the closing minutes, the Packers were rocked on their heels. The Eagles tied the score in the second quarter on a pass, Sherman to McDonald, after having threatened twice inside the 10 to tie it, then smashed through with three touchdowns in the third quarter. Zimmerman passed to Van Buren for one of the three, Sonny Karnofsky intercepted a pass and ran it back 39 yards for another and Sherman passed 24 yards to Karnofsky for the third.
The Eagles apparently had a safe 28-7 lead with two minutes left and then almost blew it in one of the most weird finishes Philadelphia fans have ever seen. The hands on the big clock had just stated on their second last trip around the dial when the Packers recovered a fumble in midfield. On second down they scored a pass, Comp to Luhn. They kicked off but when Jack Banta tried to dodge around the goal posts in bringing the ball out he fumbled, Craig recovering for another touchdown. The Eagles took the next kickoff and carefully froze the ball. Don Hutson did not play, lending credence to his oft expressed declaration that he was through with football. The crowd topped the previous high at a professional game by 15,000. A crowd of 75,000 saw the Bears and Giants in 1925.
GREEN BAY    -  7  0  0 14 - 21
PHILADELPHIA -  0  7 21  0 - 28
1st - GB - Fritsch, 18-yard run (Kick good) GREEN BAY 7-0
3rd - PHIL - Don McDonald, 42-yard pass from Allie Sherman (Don Zimmerman kick) TIED 7-7
4th - PHIL - Steve Van Buren, 23-yd pass fr Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick) PHI 14-7
4th - PHIL - Sonny Karnofsky, 39-yd interception ret (Zimmerman kick) PHIL 21-7
4th - PHIL - Karnofsky, 24-yard pass from Sherman (Ben Agajanian kick) PHIL 28-7
4th - GB - Luhn, 41-yard pass from Comp (Kick good) PHILADELPHIA 28-14
4th - GB - Craig recovered fumbled kickoff in end zone (Kick good) PHIL 28-21

SEPTEMBER 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - There was more than a little hint in the 28-21 licking the Packers took from Philadelphia Thursday night that all may not be so rosy along the banks of the Fox this fall. It wasn't the licking itself. The Philadelphia roster bulges with guys who can run with or throw a football. The Eagles stand up in the very front line of this year's contenders. It wasn't the score, either. The 28-21, by itself, looks respectable enough. It was instead the team's obvious inability to get up a good head of offensive steam and to create by its own power a few of its scoring opportunities. It is good football to be to cash in consistently on the other side's mistakes or to make alert defensive ball pay off, and to this extent the Packers have looked good. It is not enough, though, to go successfully through a campaign such as the Packers face. There must be something else, a consistent punch of their own, and this Packers have yet to reveal...BREAKS FAVORED BAYS: In two games now, Green Bay has scored 40 points. The team beat the College All-Stars, 19-7, and lost Thursday, 28-21. It has scored five touchdowns, five points after 
touchdown, a field goal and a safety. Yet on only three of these points, and not including the points after touchdown, of course, has it showed itself able to maneuver the ball into position on its own. On the kickoff of the All-Star game, the Packers took the ball and immediately moved down to the 12 from where four plays later, Hutson stepped back to the 20 and booted a field goal. Every other point, while earned on good football of a kind, has left something to be desired. Position for the first touchdown in the All-Star game was obtained when Schlinkman fumbled on his own 20 and the Packers recovered. The second touchdown was scored when Hutson intercepted a pass and ran it back 85 yards. And the final points were scored when Kennedy gave the Packers the outright and rather inexplicable gift of a safety. Again Thursday night this was true. The Packers, by their own power, never got beyond midfield. They scored only with the help of Philadelphia's mistakes and partly on good defensive football. They got position in the first quarter by recovering a fumble on Philadelphia's 18, got position for their second in the last two minutes by recovering a fumble on Philadelphia's 43, and scored their third touchdown in the last minutes by recovering a fumbled kickoff in the end zone. Good football, but hardly the kind which might be expected to carry the Packers through the whole season...LAMBEAU USED NEW MEN: Of course, this was true. Lambeau experimented with new men freely. He was without some of the key men, who left the squad after the All-Star game. He didn't have Don Hutson, who sat out the game in civilian clothes on the sidelines. These things had a bearing, no doubt, on Green Bay's performance - and Philadelphia writers did not think much of it. Yet even with allowance for them, the road ahead looks a little bumpy unless the team gets more help than it now reasonably can expect or finds a real punch on its own in what material it now has. The big hope is Lambeau. He has found himself in a position like this before and has turned out a winner, if not exactly a champion. He can do it again. On the other side of the fence, the Eagles with their performance Thursday definitely strengthened the suspicion that they will be the team to beat in the east. They not only showed great punch, outgaining the Packers almost four to one and scoring four touchdowns, but had three other touchdowns called back and a field goal nullified. They will be tough, and it is just as well that the Packers do not have to meet them in the regular campaign. Green Bay's next start will be against Pittsburgh at Hershey, Pa., next Wednesday night.
SEPTEMBER 16 (Washington) - The Green Bay Packers, champions of professional football, may set an all-time attendance record this season. George Preston Marshall, owner of the Washington Redskins, predicted Saturday that the Packers would surpass the existing record of approximately 600,000, set by the Redskins last season. They have played to about 180,000 persons in two exhibition games, the first against the College All-Stars in Chicago's Soldier field and the second against Philadelphia's Eagles in municipal stadium. "I'm going to present Curly Lambeau with some kind of an award when the Packers play the Redskins in Washington September 23," Marshall said. "He's done one of the great all-time jobs in either college or professional football in coaching the Packers so successfully over a 25 year span."
SEPTEMBER 19 (Hershey, PA) - Regardless of weather conditions the Green Bay Packers, champions of the NFL, and the Pittsburgh Steelers will play an exhibition game here Wednesday night. Bert Bell, president of the Steelers, said the game would be played "even if it would snow." Both teams have kept idle for the last two days by rain. Coach Curly Lambeau of the Packers announced a last minute change in his backfield, sending Don Perkins to fullback. The Steelers will also have two new men in the backfield. Coach Jim Leonard name Toimi Jarvi for one of the halfback posts and Allen Nichols at fullback.