Green Bay Packers (4-1) 34, Detroit Lions (1-5) 17
Sunday October 26th 1947 (at Green Bay)
GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL)
(GREEN BAY) - The air of first place in the western division of the National league - even a tie for first place - smells good to Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers, so
they made sure here Sunday they would remain up in it for
another week at least, beating a hapless Detroit team 
before a capacity crowd of 25,197 fans, 34-17. It was 
Green Bay's softest touch of the fall, for the Lions, despite
the presence of Bill Dudley and some other good football
players by reputation offered sleepy opposition at best. On
the sidelines, Curly Lambeau stewed again, but that was
only because Lambeau, by nature, always stews on a
Sunday afternoon at this time of the year. Out on the field,
his Packers gave the Lions a much needed lesson in
offensive and defensive football, both.
SCORE QUICKLY ON PASS
A touchdown by Clyde Goodnight started the big, bad 
Bays on their way in the first four minutes of play, and
before they finally called it a day, lumbering Ted Fritsch
added a touchdown from the two; the explosive Ed Cody,
two touchdowns from the 31 and the eight, and the battle
scarred Ward Cuff, two field goals - one from the 39 and
the other from the 13. The Lions, fallen upon evil days,
indeed, were hardly in the game. It wasn't quite as bad as
last year when a couple of amateur tumblers between 
halves stole their act, but it was bad - certainly worse than
the score suggests. After Green Bay's first touchdown,
they got three points when Bill Zimmerman booted a 33
yard field goal. And after Green Bay had run the score to
24-3 in the third quarter, they got their first touchdown 
when Dudley passed to Ralph Heywood from the five. A
pass, Zimmerman to Pete Kmetevic, gave them their 
second and final touchdown in the fourth quarter. It was a 
discouraging performance by a team that, for its personnel,
shouldn't be that bad at all. Dudley, most valuable man in
the league with the Steelers a year ago, hardly had a
chance. As often as he laid hands on the ball, a swarm of
Walt Kiesling's well coached linemen descended upon 
him, and there he was - at the bottom of the pile. At that,
he gained 58 yards in 15 plays, completed the two passes
he attempted, caught two of Detroit's seven completed
passes, and averaged 42 yards on his punts, which early
in the game included several telling quick kicks.
FATTEN AVERAGES
The Packers fattened their averages all around - team and
individual, both. In rushing, with backs like Cody, Smith,
Schlinkman, Canadeo, Gillette and Comp running wild,
they piled up 369 yards, which is probably a season's
rushing record. The Little Atom, Cody, alone gained 111 on
nine plays. In passing, with Jacobs completed seven out
of 17, they added 119 yards. On defense, the line, with two
great ends - Larry Craig and Don Wells - almost toyed with
Detroit's running attack. It was a costly victory, however.
Smith injured his shoulder in the second quarter and will 
be lost for several weeks at least. He was first thought to
have a broken collarbone, but X-rays Monday morning 
showed no broken bones. The triumph left Green Bay tied
with the Chicago Cardinals for first place, each with four
victories in five starts. Los Angeles' Rams, who had shared
the lead up to Sunday, lost and dropped into a second
place tie. The Packers will make their next start, also the
last of the season "at home", against the Pittsburgh
Steelers, leaders in the eastern division, at State Fair park
Sunday. The Packers went all the way on five plays from
their own 28 the first time they had the ball. Fritsch picked
up four, Smith swung around left end for 34, Forte added
five, Schlinkman hit center for two and Jacobs passed to
Goodnight for the last 27. Both Mote and Cook had their
hands on Goodnight on the 20, but they couldn't hold him and sheepishly they watched him cross the goal. Such a state seemed to indicate a rout, yet it wasn't until later in the second quarter that the Packers, despite marked superiority, scored again. Meanwhile, the Lions broke in with three points. A pass which Cook intercepted on his own 21 with a beautiful catch seemed insignificant at the time but with it the Lions started a march that finally paid off. On four first downs, partly achieved with the help of penalties, they reached Green Bay's 25, then on fourth down, Zimmerman went back to the 33, from where he kicked his goal.
PACKERS ADD 10 MORE
All the while, though, it was patently only a matter of time before the Packers should score again, and they did in the closing minutes of the half. A pass which Comp intercepted and returned 15 yards to Detroit's 13 gave them position, and away they went. Schlinkman picked up three, Fritsch on three more plays brought the ball to the two, and on second down Fritsch bucked over. To their 14-3 lead, the Packers added 10 more points in the first two and a half minutes of the third quarter. They took the kickoff back to their own 33, then immediately sent Cody exploding for 51 yards on a quick opening play to Detroit's 16. Here a penalty set then back to the 31, but on fourth down Cuff, who has missed two easier attempts, stepped back to the 39 and booted a goal. In two more plays, they added a touchdown. Le Force brought the kick back to the his 39, but he fumbled when tackled and Forte recovered. Cody made it a personal excursion from here. He hit right tackle for eight, then popped through left tackle for the touchdown while the amazed Lions gasped at the idea that one man could run so fast. Here the game really began to take on the aspect of a rout but the Lions unexpectedly snapped back. They took the kickoff back to their own 30, then with Dudley, Wilson and Westfall ripping off big yardage, went all the way. With first down on the five, the going got tough and on three plays the Packers didn't yield an inch. On fourth down, however, Dudley tossed a basketball pass to Heywood and that was that. But again it became the Packers' turn. A pass which Keuper intercepted and returned 10 yards to Detroit's 11 gave them position, and they seemed ripe for a touchdown. A penalty stopped them, however, and on fourth down, Cuff drilled home his second field goal from the 13. One more snap the Lions had left, though. They took the kickoff on their own 36, quickly moved to midfield, then on one play, a pass, Zimmerman to Kmetovic, went all the way. Kmetovic danced in and out of tacklers' arms, reversed his field and on the 30 reached the clear. The rest was a romp. A penalty for roughing, after the Packers had been forced to kick from midfield, set the stage for their final touchdown in the closing minutes. Comp, immediately after the helpful penalty, went wide around left end for 34 and a first down on the seven, and after Fritsch had lost a yard, Cody went wide around right end for the touchdown.
DETROIT   -  0  3  7  7 - 17
GREEN BAY -  7  7 13  7 - 34
1st - GB - Goodnight, 27-yard pass from Jacobs (Cuff kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - DET - Roy Zimmerman, 33-yard field goal GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - GB - Fritsch, 1-yard run (Cuff kick) GREEN BAY 14-3
3rd - GB - Cuff, 39-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-3
3rd - GB - Cody, 32-yard run (Cuff kick) GREEN BAY 24-3
3rd - DET - Ralph Heywood, 5-yd pass from Bill Dudley (Zimmerman kick) GREEN BAY 24-10
3rd - GB - Cuff, 12-yard field goal GREEN BAY 27-10
4th - DET - Pete Kmetovic, 42-yd pass from Zimmerman (Zimmerman kick) GREEN BAY 27-17
4th - GB - Cody, 8-yard run (Cuff kick) GREEN BAY 34-17
THAT LAMBEAU FELLOW WORKS MIRACLES AGAIN
OCTOBER 30 (Milwaukee Journal) - They wouldn't believe him. It didn't make sense that his Green Bay Packers, who has barely been able to play .500 ball in 1946, who had taken several bad thumpings, and who had finished the season with the worst passing record in the league, should, in the short span of a year, become one of the very best in the league
again. Alongside the revitalized Cardinals? The
Bears? The Rams? The Eagles? No, they 
wouldn't believe him. So, Curly Lambeau, in his
twenty-ninth as coach of the Packers, has simply
let the record speak for itself. The big Belgian
today is in the midst of what this corner
unhesitatingly thinks is the finest coaching job of
his career, and there have been many fine ones.
The record does speak for itself - victories over
the Bears, the Rams, the Redskins and the Lions
and a single licking in a bitter ball game at the
hands of the Cardinals. But for the record, being
a matter of cold type, doesn't speak loudly 
enough. One must see this team, its new found
speed, its precision, its new conception of attack,
its savvy, its polished individual skills, its spirit - 
one must see this team to appreciate fully what a 
great job of coaching Lambeau really has done.
This is a team that can lose and look good, as it
did against the Cardinals. Lambeau's job, after
the failures of last year, was not easy. It involved
almost a complete overhauling of things he 
controlled off the field and on. It involved getting
an assistant business manager to relieve himself
of those front office duties which used to cut so
heavily into his time - George Strickler. It involved
getting another assistant coach - Bo Molenda. It
involved getting a badly needed passer - Jack
Jacobs, obtained in a deal with Washington. It
involved a new offense - a streamlined version of
the offense the team had used in its successive
championship years of '29, '30 and '31. It involved,
with the addition of Molenda and with the greater
freedom from front office duties, a reorganization 
of the coaching chores. Don Hutson today is 
solely responsible for the pass defense and
offensive end play. Molenda is solely responsible
for the backs. Walt Kiesling is solely responsible for the line. And it involved for himself, Lambeau, longer hours of planning, general direction and work than he had ever put in before. The failures of 1946 were a challenge that he chose to meet headon. Lambeau's work day is killing. Up every morning at 6 o'clock, he drives to Rockwood Lodge, base of the club 16 miles from his home. He has breakfast with the club at 7:30, meets with the coaches to outline the day's work, oversees all phases of the work on the field, meets with assistants to discuss the details of Sunday's strategies, looks at pictures and scout reports and frequently at night holds squad meetings. By 11 he is back home and in bed - perhaps to dream more football, for in the fall Lambeau lives and sleeps nothing else. Even in some matters of material, Lambeau's job was complicated. He banked heavily, when he first promised the good burghers a winner last winter, on such new men as McPartland, Moncrief, Tate and Jarrell. He always spoke glowingly of them. None of them came through, and he had to shift back to old men. A few things, though, after the first general reorganization, did pan out and did smooth his way. A few of the new men - Ed Cody, Bob Skoglund and Ralph Davis - were more than pleasant surprised. A few of the older pro league veterans, in their first year with Green Bay, discovered new life - Damon Tassos, Jim Gillette, Ward Cuff, Aldo Forte. A few of his own young veterans began really to blossom - Walt Schlinkman, Bob Forte, Don Wells, Buddy Gatewood, Urban Odson, Dick Wildung. And from the very beginning, the presence of Jacobs lifted the entire squad, which the year before had sunk lower and lower as it hammered its way along only to have mediocre passing spoil the efforts. From the start he began playing for the championship, even though few, very few, thought he had a chance. He even played up to the hilt in exhibitions, which frequently in the past he took in stride. He set out to win every game, one by one - and he built confidence. He won three of his exhibitions, lost one. And today he has one of his finest teams - perhaps it may be a championship team. They thought he couldn't do it even though he promised it. They should have known the old Belgian better. He has come up with his finest coaching job.
SUBS THAT BOTHER YOU ARE A MUST FOR PROS
OCTOBER 30 (Green Bay) - To the average football fan, the free substitution rule has been a pain in the neck, what with an almost never ending stream of players trotting back and forth between team and bench. But the rule has saved the day in modern professional football, if you want Coach Curly Lambeau's word for it. "The professional game today is strictly one of specialists," Lambeau said Thursday, as he drove his Green Bay Packers for their game with Pittsburgh in Milwaukee Sunday. "Most coaches don't like to substitute so much, but they are forced to in order to meet specialized talent with specialized talent - or take a licking. Substitution has become an art, as highly specialized as the rest of the game. In the old days a coach had to leave a fellow in even if he was a bit weak on defense, because if the player was removed, he could not be put back in until the next quarter. Now, when the team is on defense, the best defensive players are on the field, and on offense, the best offensive players are in action. In the old days a coach sat on the bench and watched things for a long time, then decided what strategy was best. Now a coach must act quickly, sometimes on every play, to meet the changing circumstances," Lambeau said. "Even after a coach has juggled his players until he thinks he has the best men in the game for the situation, even then he is not through," Lambeau said. "Then he prays a little." The Packer coach said that wholesale substitution do not slow down the game. "National league surveys prove we use even more plays than ever before," he said.
NEWS AND NOTES
SUTHERLAND - HIS STEELERS PROMISE PACKERS A MERRY AFTERNOON HERE SUNDAY
OCTOBER 28 (Milwaukee Journal) - It may not have occurred to fans as yet, but just about the most attractive game on Sunday's National league schedule, as the race has gone, is going to be played right there. It's the game at State Fair park between the Green Bay Packers and Pittsburgh Steelers - the Packers co-occupants of first place in the
western division of the league and the Steelers,
sole occupants of first in the eastern end. Any
meeting between divisional leaders is always
attractive. It's a straw in the wind on the relative
strength of the league's two sections. In this
case, though, that will be only part of the
trimming. This, for instance, will be Green Bay's
last "home" stand of the season. Pittsburgh
beat the Packers in an exhibition two months
ago, 24-17. Pittsburgh has never beaten the
Packers in a league game - and there have 
been nine of them. Walt Kiesling, who has done
a fine job with Green Bay's line, used to coach
the Steelers. And Jock Sutherland, in two years
at Brooklyn before the way and two years at
Pittsburgh since, has never beaten a Lambeau
coached team except in that exhibition...
GREAT COACHING JOB: It's no mistake that
the Steelers sit up in first place in the eastern
end of the league. The old Scot, Sutherland,
whose University of Pittsburgh teams ranged
with the country's best in the thirties, is
unquestionably doing one of the finest coaching
jobs in the league - perhaps the very finest 
along with Lambeau. Sutherland has no
Waterfields or Luckmans or Baughs or Harders,
or Dudleys or Trippis in his cast. In a  league
studded with big names, he has football players
who hardly cause a ripple by reputations - Bob
Davis, Val Jasante, Chuck Mehelich, Chuck
Seabright, Paul White, Frank Wido, Johnny
Clement, Bill Moore, John Perko, Nick Skorich,
Paul Stenn, Jack Wiley, Chuck Mastrangelo.
But they do get coaching. They are superbly
coordinated. And they do play football - team
football. Wally Cruice, who scouted the
Steelers in the 37-21 victory over the Giants at
New York Sunday, came back Monday and exploded: "Boy, how those guys block and tackle."...USE SINGLE WING: The stampede to the T, in which college and pro coaches both have followed one another like geese. has left. Sutherland cold. What was good enough for his University of Pittsburgh teams in the days in which they stood alongside Minnesota and Notre Dame as the great college football powers in the land, is good enough for his Steelers - and thank you. Sutherland has that good, solid notion that it isn't the system which produces the winner, but the man and the coaching. And so he still coaches, without variation, the single wing. How well he coaches, Cruice tells. "It's one of the best teams I've seen this fall," he said. "It's the very best, in fact, in fundamentals. They really rock 'em. It has much better than average speed in the line, and its rough defensively. There isn't great individual brilliance, but there is great team play. They have a good chance to go all the way in their end of the league."...PASS MORE NOW: Only one small concession has Sutherland made to this era of the game. His teams used to come almost entirely by land. Today, they occasionally fly - and in the veteran Johnny Clements at left half, they have, it develops, a pretty fair "flier". Against the Giants Sunday, Clements completed eight our of 15. It is still running, though, the Steelers do first, and how well they do it, their standing on top, of course, reveals. Sutherland was rather roundly criticized for trading Bill Dudley to the Detroit Lions last winter, but he obviously knew what he was doing. Clement, an old Southern Methodist star, who has taken over the starting role at tailback, has averaged better than five yards a crack on 78 plays in five games, which is tops in the league. Let the Lions have Dudley. It may be quite a ball game here Sunday indeed.
MANY REASONS FOR PACKER REVIVAL
OCTOBER 28 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - An old Packer fan asks: "What's the reason for the Packers' great comeback this year and revival of real championship hopes? Is Jack Jacobs the magic answer?" Make no mistake about Jacobs. He has given the club a tremendous lift with his passing (the threat of it was well as actual chucking), beautiful kicking and rugged defensive play - a contribution often overlooked in the excitement over his more spectacular achievements. But the Indian, as good as he is, isn't the only reason for Green Bay's upswing. Don't forget Bruce Smith, running and defending as he did in his palmiest days at Minnesota; Tony Canadeo, who never ran harder and more effectively in his life; Bob Forte, a killer on defense; Walt Schlinkman and Ed Cody, the dynamic little fullbacks, and Jim Gillette, spot man and a real sparkplug. Things have happened in the line, too. Thirty-one year old Larry Craig is making his nine season with the Packers his very best. Which is to say that his defensive end play is terrific. Don Wells has improved rapidly as defensive right end. Nolan Luhn and Clyde Goodnight have come along nicely as receivers. Dick Wildung has found himself and the big strong men, Urban Odson and Ed Neal, are catching fire. The fact that Buddy Gatewood is seeing so much action is the tipoff on his center play. And so on down the line - Baby Ray, Damon Tassos and the other "revivalists". Put them all together and you have one big reason: Personnel, old and new...'ALUMNI' COACHES DESERVE SHARE OF CREDIT: Don't forget the coaching staff, for Head Man Curly Lambeau and his assistants - Don Hutson, Walt Kiesling and Bo Molenda - not only picked their men, but have handled them well and have given them the football tools with which to operate effectively. Changing the basic formula probably rates as the No. 1 "tool". The four coaches, incidentally, are Packer "alumni", which is no small help in itself. Green Bay, more than any other city represented in big time pro football, makes much of spirit and tradition. Old timers around the Bay insist the Packer spirit, the nearest approach to the college variety in the pro ranks, has had much to do with the club's success to date. "They're playing to win and to live up to expectations of the thousands who consider them heroes," said a veteran observer. "I have yet to hear anyone mention money. No one is griping about his own salary or what a teammate is being paid. They're too busy playing football. And that makes for a happy family." Typical of this attitude is the statement credited to Bob Flowers, reserve center, when he rejoined the club after a brief fling with New York in the rival All-America league. "I'd rather play for nothing here than for big dough in New York." Part of the happy family buildup was the Packer Corporations' purchase of the Rockwood Lodge, where the players live, eat and practice football together at moderate cost and without outside interference. The camp idea may well set the pattern for all pro clubs in the future.
CLEMENT TOPS PRO GAINERS
OCTOBER 29 (Milwaukee Journal) - The best ground gainer in the National league will be here with the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, and it isn't going to make Green Bay's job of clinging to a share of first place in the western division of the league any easier. The best ground gainer in the National league, according to latest averages released Wednesday morning, is husky Johnny Clement, whose big day in the 37-21 victory over the New York Giants in the Polo Grounds last Sunday boosted his total of yards gained rushing in five games to 406. Only one man is even close to Clement, who runs from the tailback in Jock Sutherland's single wing. Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles in five games has gained 404 yards. Then comes a big dropoff. Charlie Trippi of the Cardinals has gained 270 yards, Bill Dudley of Detroit 261, and Tony Canadeo of the Packers 252. The passing honors in the latest averages belong to Sammy Baugh of the Redskins and Sid Luckman of the Bears. Baugh, with 83 completions in 146 attempts, leads in yards gained passing, 1,307, Luckman, with 1,192 yards gained, leads in efficiency with an average of 59.6% on 77 completions in 129 attempts. In efficiency, Frank Dancewicz of the Yankees with 54.3%; Bob Waterfield of the Rams with 52.5% and Clyde Le Force of the Lions with 52.3% follow Baugh, who is second with 56.8%. Leading receiver is Jim Keane of the Bears who has snagged 31 of Luckman's passes for 430 yards. Mal Kutner of the Cardinals follows with 396 yards, Val Jasante of the Steelers with 377, Eddie Saenz of the Redskins with 362 and Hugh Taylor of the Redskins with 307. Steve Lach of the Steelers and Bill Dudley of the Lions share the scoring lead with 42 points each, followed by Pat Harder of the Cardinals with 40, Bill Poillon of the Redskins with 31 and Eddie Glamp of the Steelers with 29. The late Jeff Burkett of the Cardinals, who was killed in a plane crash last week, still has the best punting average, 47.4 yards, closely followed by Ray Mallouf of the Cardinals with 47, Baugh with 46.2, Jack Jacobs of Green Bay with 45.5 and Dudley with 45.4
BAYS-STEELERS IN GRID FEATURE
OCTOBER 31 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The professional football spotlight focuses on Milwaukee Sunday when the Green Bay Packers, co-leaders in the Western Division, battle Jock Sutherland's Pittsburgh Steelers, Eastern division leaders, in the most important game on the day's National League schedule. Under the scrutiny of Commissioner Bert Bell, who will arrive here tomorrow, the Packers and the Steelers will meet at State Fair Park in a game that quite possibly could be a preview of the championship playoff. On the basis of their showings to date, the Packers and Steelers both definitely are playoff possibilities. Green Bay must win from the team which whipped it 24 to 17 in an exhibition game last September in Pittsburgh to remain on top. Pittsburgh's task is of equal importance. Sunday's game brings together the two surprise teams of the major league. Green Bay was not regarded as a championship possibility in pre-season appraisals, and in the East there was a feeling that no coach could trade away a player like Bill Dudley and remain a pennant factor. But Curly Lambeau revitalized the Packers by the addition of Indian Jack Jacobs, a passer, and a new offense, to match the best defense in the league, while Sutherland set about to make Pittsburgh forget Dudley by making a star out of Dudley's relief, Johnny (Zero) Clement. Clement, in six games, now leads the league in ground gained. When the former Chicago Cardinal isn't carrying the ball, Ed Cifers, a midsummer trade acquisition from Detroit, fills in. The Steelers 
hold one-sided victories over Boston, Philadelphia and New York. When Cifers began going, the Steelers began winning regularly and now have a record of four victories and two defeats. The Packers rebounded from their stunning defeat at Pittsburgh to break the Bears' string of victories at Green Bay, followed with a crushing defeat of the Rams and added Detroit and Washington to their list of victims after kicking away a game to the Cardinals, 14 to 10. Sunday's game brings to a close Green Bay's most successful home season in a number of years. Three game at Green Bay, for the first time in the 29 year history of the club, were sellouts. With Pittsburgh as its opponent, the home campaign is expected to wind up before a capacity crowd.
CLEMENT GOT HIS CHANCE WHEN BILL DUDLEY LEFT
OCTOBER 31 (Milwaukee Journal) - For a player who "retired" from football last year, Johnny Clement, Pittsburgh Steelers' halfback, is playing a whale of a game these brisk autumnal Sunday afternoons. If you are a figure filbert, a quick glance at the record will show you that "Long John", an angular airman from Texas, currently is leading the NFL in ground gaining and is one of the better passers in the league. Only for a queer quirk of fate, Clement would be just another southern gentleman today, reading the headlines and not making them. Here is his strange tale: At the end of last season Clement, now 27, decided that the pro football gods were a bit unkind to him. He broke into the game in 1941 with the Chicago Cardinals after completing three successful years as a varsity back with Southern Methodist. He came to the Cards with an excellent reputation, but ended up playing understudy to quarterback Ray Mallouf. The war interrupted, and Clement joined the front line forces of Uncle Sam. He became a B-17 pilot in the Army Air Forces. Upon returning to football last season Clement rejoiced at the news he was traded to the hitherto hapless Steelers. Here was a team, he thought, that could really use his services. But the tall Texan didn't reckon with a fellow southerner, Bill Dudley, who turned into a one man wrecking crew with the Steelers. Clement came to Pittsburgh, but he saw most of the games from a hard seat on the bench. That was when he decided he would return to his native state, forget football, and enter into business. Off-season, he became an executive in a Texas airline organization. And he kept his vow to stay out of football by spurning every offer the Steelers made in his direction. Then, just before the opening of the 1947 race, one of the biggest stories in pro football broke: The Steelers traded Dudley to the Detroit Lions. Clement saw the story in his hometown journal. Immediately he hopped into his own airplane and hurried to Pittsburgh. After a hasty conference he signed a contract. The rest of the story is almost anticlimactic. Statistically, Clement is first in ground gaining with 406 yards on 78 attempts, for a 5.2 average. He also is third in the league's eastern division in passing, with 34 completions in 77 attempts for a 699 yard total. All quite a feat for a guy who sat on the Steelers' bench last year and watched the football parade pass him by. Sunday Clement and his mates move into State Fair park in Milwaukee to play the Green Bay Packers. It will be easily the most important contest on the pro football card. For Clement and his mates are leading the eastern division and the Packers are tied for the lead in the western circuit. A loss, either way, will send one of the clubs from its lofty position in the race.
PACKERS, MINUS SMITH, SEEK REVENGE IN TILT WITH STEELERS
NOVEMBER 1 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Dr. John Bain Sutherland, the dour Scot who is holding the last frontier for the single wing system in the NFL, leads his rugged Pittsburgh Steelers into Milwaukee today for final preparations for their first place battle with the Green Bay Packers in State Fair Park tomorrow. Victorious in their last three starts and sole possessors of first place in the Eastern division, the Steelers will arrive at 10:30 o'clock and work out in the afternoon at the park. Green Bay, still smarting under the 24 to 17 defeat Sutherland and his Steelers hung on them in a pre-season exhibition, will complete its drills at Rockwood Lodge up north this morning and move into the city tonight. Tomorrow's contest brings together two teams who have not yet succumbed to the T formation fever. Sutherland steadfastly clings to the single wingback with which he spread terror through the collegiate ranks with his University of Pittsburgh Panthers. Reputed to be the best defensive club in the major league, Green Bay has gotten its only serious challenge from Sutherland's single wing this fall, although the Cardinals, the only other team with a decision over the Packers, uses the T. In the Cardinal game it wasn't so much a case of too much T as it was too many missed assignments. The Packers come up to tomorrow's game without the services of Bruce Smith, starting left halfback. Smith suffered a shoulder injury last week. The game marks the Packers' last regularly schedule appearance in Wisconsin this year. Next week the Packers hit the road for six consecutive weeks.