Green Bay Packers (1-2) 19, Philadelphia Eagles (2-1) 7
Sunday October 13th 1946 (at Philadelphia)
OCTOBER 16 (Milwaukee Journal) - Bill Dudley of the Pittsburgh Steelers has taken over the lead in ground gaining from Frank Filchock of the New York Giants, NFL statistics
disclosed. The former Virginia flash gained 112 yards in 16 attempts
against the Boston Yanks last Sunday to run his four game total to
263 yards on 56 tries for an average of 4.2 yards and a margin of 18
yards over Filchock. Paul Christman of the Cardinals displaced the
Bears' Sid Luckman as the top passer with 33 completions in 63
attempts for a total of 529 yards. Sammy Baugh of Washington went
into second place, with Luckman slipping to third. Ted Fritsch of
Green Bay bolted to the top of the scoring column with two
touchdowns and and the season's longest field goal against
Philadelphia. His 17 points against the Eagles gave him 28 for three
games and enabled him to nose out  Ward Cuff, Cardinal veteran.
Jim Benton of Los Angeles retained his lead in pass receiving but
was pressed by Jack Ferrante of Philadelphia, who has outgained
and outscored the Ram veteran.
OCTOBER 17 (Green Bay) - Three of the NFL's top performers will
 be the center of attention when the Green Bay Packers and the
Pittsburgh Steelers meet at City stadium here Sunday. The Packer
defense, which came into its own against the Philadelphia Eagles
last Sunday, will be geared to stop Pittsburgh's Bill Dudley, the
National league's No. 1 ground gainer. Dudley has a four game total
of 63 yards on 56 tries for an average of 4.2 yards. The Steelers, on
the other hand, will be on the alert whenever the Packers' Ted
Fritsch gets his hands on the ball, for the stocky Green Bay
fullback leads the circuit in scoring with 28 points. The third
member of the trio, Roy McKay, Packer halfback, has the best
punting average in the league with 21 kicks for an average distance
of 42 yards. The Packers returned to the practice field this week in
high spirits after breaking their losing streak against the Eagles and
are determined to continue their 14 year dominance over the
Steelers. Coach E.L. (Curly) Lambeau has polished the Packer
running attack on the theory that a ground game may prove the
most effective weapon against the lightest line in the league. Listed
as a doubtful starter against Pittsburgh was halfback Herman
Rohrig, who suffered a muscle separation in his shoulder in the
Philadelphia game. Carl Mulleneaux, husky end, who was hurt in
the Chicago Bear game and did not make the trip to Philadelphia,
will be ready for action. Lambeau announced Wednesday that
waivers had been asked on Harold Prescott, an end.
OCTOBER 18 (Green Bay) - The NFL game here Sunday between
the Pittsburgh Steelers and Packers should develop into quite a
battle of centers as both squads are blessed with a trio of topnotch
snapperbacks. In these days of wide open pigskin chasing the
"middle men" bob into the limelight with nearly as much
prominence as the touchdown-makers and the spectators at the tilt
this weekend in the city are apt to see some fancy capers by the
centers. The Packers' trio is composed of Capt. Charley Brock,
all-American pro center in 1945; Bob Flowers, a rough and ready
customer from Texas Tech and Buddy Gatewood, a freshman from
Baylor. This is Brock's eight year in Green Bay toggery while
Flowers is a fifth year veteran. Charlie Cherundolo is the first string
snapper back for the Steelers. This is his seventh year on the
postgraduate gridiron. Silas Titus, four years with Pitt, is another
capable center. Arthur Brandau, who starred at Tennessee, is the third Steeler middle man. He stands 6 feet 2 inches and tips the beam at 215 pounds. The "Battle of the Centers" will be witnessed by a large crowd. The Packer ticket office reports an unusually brisk sale with each mail bringing in a raft of of-town 
(PHILADELPHIA) - The long Packer victory drought ended here Sunday afternoon. Whipped in three straight exhibitions this season, then in two league starts, Curly
Lambeau's Green Bay Packers stormed back with razor
sharp precision before 36,127 fans at Shibe park and
plucked the feathers from Greasy Neale's high flying 
Philadelphia Eagles, 19-7. The victory was Green Bay's
tenth in a row over Philadelphia in league play. The Eagles
have beaten the Packers in exhibitions, most recently in
Milwaukee a month ago, but never when it counted.
A hard charging Packer line, an alert backfield, and Ted
Fritsch provided the ingredients out of which the Packers
fashioned their victory. The line, after being pushed all over
the field in the first five minutes in which the Eagles got
their lone touchdown, suddenly found itself and smothered
just about everything the home forces tried. The alert
backfield three times intercepted passes when it seemed
the Eagles might be on the way. And Fritsch scored 17
of his team's points on two touchdowns, two points after
touchdown and a 46 yard field goal. Green Bay's other 
points were scored on a safety when Urban Odson
tackled Tommy Thompson in the end zone. The Eagles
opened as though to blow the Packers off the field. They
kicked off, got the ball back on a punt on their own 11 
yard line and then started a drive to the goal 89 yards
away on 10 plays. Steve Van Buren's running and Roy
Zimmerman's passing for four first downs carried the 
Eagles to Green Bay's nine. Bleeker hit center for seven
yards on two plays here, then after a penalty had set the
Eagles back to the nine, Van Buren dashed around left
end for the score. Augie Lio converted.
But with this, the Eagles rested their scoring case. They
threatened several other times, had a touchdown called
back, in fact, because of a penalty, but never crossed
Green Bay's goal again. The Packers tied the score in the
closing seconds of the half on a 59 yard drive. A 26 yard
pass, Comp to Rohrig, first carried the invaders from their
own 41 to Philadelphia's 33, and two plays later, Bob 
Forte, who played a whale of a game, dashed down to the
13. Two passes fell flat, but on third down here, with only
19 seconds left, Forte, after faking a run, passed to 
Fritsch who easily crossed the goal. Fritsch tied up the
score with his kick. A fumble by Van Buren, which Brock
recovered on Philadelphia's 13 yard line, let the Packers
take the lead early in the third quarter. It took only two
plays. Tony Canadeo on the first went around left end for
10 and Fritsch on the second rammed over tackle for the
touchdown. Fritsch converted again.
The Packers salted the game with this, but just to clinch
it beyond any chance of losing it, Fritsch hung up a 46
yard field goal early in the fourth period. A pass by
Thompson, which Nussbaumer intercepted, gave them
position on Philadelphia's 42 yard line, and after moving
the ball down to the 38 on three plays, Fritsch stepped
back to the 46 and drilled the ball home. The safety was
scored in the closing minutes when the Eagles, in
desperation, went into the air deep in their own territory.
Thompson faded back into the end zone where Odson
nailed him. It was a costly licking for the Eagles, for they
probably lost the services of Van Buren for several weeks.
The star back came out of the fray with several cracked
GREEN BAY    -  0  7  7  5 - 19
PHILADELPHIA -  7  0  0  0 -  7
1st - PHIL - Steve Van Buren, 7-yard run (Augie Lio kick)
2nd - GB - Fritsch, 12-yard pass from Bob Forte (Fritsch
kick) TIED 7-7
3rd - GB - Fritsch, 10-yard run (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY
4th - GB - Fritsch, 46-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-7
4th - GB - Safety, Tommy Thompson tackled in the end zone by Odson GREEN BAY 19-7
orders. Any number of choice reservations are still available, however.
OCTOBER 19 (New York) - They ease out of the picture so quietly, these old football pros, that you hardly know they are gone until someone easily mentions their names, then you realize that a dozen or so burly fellows who played such an important part in the development of the game over the last decade have been replaced by younger players. They left marks in the NFL for the youngsters to shoot at, did some of these retiring veterans. Durable, capable athletes such as Don Hutson and Mel Hein do not appear on the scene too often. Hein was a standout for 14 years. Hutson was an 11 year headache for opposing pass defenses as Green Bay's phantom end. They are just two of the departing greats. There is Joe Laws, the former Iowans, who finished a 12 year pro career with the Packers last year. And George Cafego, the onetime Tennessee great, who ended a four year career with the Boston Yanks. Gene Ronzani called it quits after eight years with the Chicago Bears, and Pete Gudauskas retired after a four year stint at guard for the same team. Conway Baker, the Shreveport cop, figured 10 years as a guard for the Chicago Cardinals was enough, and Joe Carter ended his 11 year career as an end with the same team last fall. And there was Bill Callihan of Detroit, a vet of seven years, and Andy Farkas, a fullback for the Lions for eight seasons. Green Bay fans miss squatty Charles (Buckets) Goldenberg, a guard with 13 years as a pro behind him, and Leland Shaffer, for 10 years a flashy back, no longer cavorts with the New York Giants. Arnie Herber, a campaigner for 11 years, finished his career with the Giants last fall with a brilliant passing exhibition against the Philadelphia Eagles, and Ted Doyle ended an eight year pro hitch in 1945 as guard with the Pittsburgh Steelers. And so they depart, easing silently out the back door as the fresh crop of athletes storm in the front way to take over the headlines. What happens to them? Most of them have saved their money and established businesses of their own or accepted responsible positions. They are college men, and knew when they started in the pro game it never could be a career so they prepared for that day when the old legs just could not take it any longer. The clubs have often helped their athletes prepare for the day when the uniforms are stowed away for keeps. George Halas of the Bears always held out a sizable chunk of the ​salary until the end of a season so that no player would go home without a fat check. Detroit has always tried to line up permanent business connections for its players, as Ted Collins is doing at Boston this year, and the way Green Bay takes care of its athletes is common knowledge. The average pro football career is probably about four years. If the players are smart, which most of them are, they can build the foundation for their life work during that time.
OCTOBER 19 (New York) - With the World Series excitement out of the way, professional football undergoes its first real attendance test of the 1946 season this weekend. The first real conflict of the rival big leagues, the long established NFL and the new All-America conference, takes place in New York, where the Giants make their home debut Sunday against the Chicago Cardinals after the Yankees take on the Brooklyn Dodgers in a Saturday night game. Los Angeles, a disappointment so far, will be tested as a site for big time professional football when the Rams play their second home game of the season against the Detroit Lions Sunday. In Sunday's other National league games the Chicago Bears, topping the western division with two victories and a tie in three starts, take on the once beaten Philadelphia Eagles; the Washington Redskins, eastern division leaders, visit Boston to play the last place Yankees and the Green Bay Packers play host to the Pittsburgh Steelers. All-America conference competition for the weekend began with two Friday night games and ends Sunday with the unbeaten Cleveland Browns entertaining the Los Angeles Dons. In New York the Giants, on the rebound after a defeat in Washington, take on a Cardinal team that has two special attractions for Gotham fans. One is Ward Cuff, who makes his first appearance with a visiting team after a long career as a Giant, and Paul Christman, the passer who once did some fancy throwing for the University of Mississippi and who has sparked the Cards' attack this fall. The Yankees offer as a rival attraction the first home appearance of Frank Sinkwich, former Georgia and Detroit star, and a natural rivalry against Brooklyn, whose No. 1 performer is Glenn Dodds, another fine passer. The Yankees are first and Brooklyn second in the eastern division of the conference. Los Angeles, new to pro football this year, has not produced any of the huge turnouts that both circuits expected, but the transplanted Rams hope Sunday's game will be the turning point. The Cleveland-Los Angeles Dons' tussle is another one-two clash in the western division standings with the Dons needing a victory to stay in the race for a spot in the post-season playoffs. Washington and the Chicago Bears are the only undefeated teams in the National league, heading their respective divisions with two victories and one tie apiece.
OCTOBER 20 (Green Bay) - The Pittsburgh Steelers have never beaten the Green Bay Packers, which is something distinctly in Green Bay's favor. But that is about all that will be in Green Bay's favor when Curly Lambeau, after two games on the road, unties his Packers on their home field again against Jock Sutherland's revitalized Pittsburgh eleven Sunday afternoon. All this is not to say that the Packers are underdogs. They are not. But the days in which they could take the field against a Pittsburgh eleven and be sure of the result are over. Sutherland, the old wizard with the University of Pittsburgh who turned out some of that school's greatest teams, has applied the same magic to the Steelers. At the moment, in fact, his Steelers, lead by Bill Dudler, the old Virginia all-Americans, have a loftier ranking than Green Bay. The Steelers have beaten both the Chicago Cardinals, 14-7, and the Boston Yankees, 16-7, and have bowed in a nip and tuck game only to the New York Giants, 17-14. The Packers, after successive lickings at the hands of the Chicago Bears and Los Angeles Rams, defeated the Philadelphia Eagles last week. The game figures to be a tossup, with the Steelers pinning their hopes on their well conceived and solid ground attack and the Packers on their passing and generally alert and sharp defensive play, which was such a factor in tipping the scales in their favor against Philadelphia. Both clubs will take the field in good shape. The Steelers had a relatively easy time with the Boston Yankees in their last start, and the Packers came out of the Eagle game none the worst for the battle. In Dudley, who played his college football under Frank Murray, the Packers will bump into the National league's leading ground gainer. On 56 plays, the former Cavalier has gained 263 yards. Dudley also ranks with the league's best kickers. On the other side, however, the Steelers will bump into the league's leading scorer, Ted Fritsch, who scored 17 points against Philadelphia last week, boosting his total to 28, and into the league's leading punter, Tex McKay, who has averaged 42 yards on 21 kicks. Dudley has averaged 40 yards on 15 kicks. Lambeau will start the same lineup that opened against the Eagles, with Goodnight and Luhn at ends, Ray and Lipscomb at tackles, Wildung and Pregulman at guards, Brock at center and Craig, Smith and Nussbaumer in the backfield with Fritsch. The Steelers will probably open with Jansante and Davis at ends, Coomer and McCaffray at tackles, Bucek and Fife at guards, Cherundolo at center, and Garnaas, Condit and Compagno in the backfield with Dudley.