Pittsburgh Steelers (5-2) 18, Green Bay Packers (4-2) 17
Sunday November 2nd 1947 (at Milwaukee)
(MILWAUKEE) - Little mistakes lose big games. The Packers were offside late in the third quarter this afternoon when Bobby Cifers of Pittsburgh punted to
the Green Bay 30. Cifers tried again - and this time
the ball rolled dead on the Green Bay 4. The Packers,
trailing 16 to 10, gambled. Jack Jacobs tried to pass
from the end zone. Ralph Calcagni broke through and
tackled the Packer quarterback for a safety as the
fourth quarter opened. The Packers then drove 80
yards to score, but that safety - arising from a little
mistake - gave the Steelers an 18 to 17 triumph
before 30,037 in State Fair park. The safety also
keeps the Pittsburghers in first place in the eastern
division of the NFL, and knocked the Packers out of a
first place tie with the Chicago Cardinals in the
western division.
Green Bay's speed and passing produced 10 points
in the first quarter. After that Pittsburgh's power - with
Johnny Clement, Cifers and Steve Lach pounding
away - held command until late in the final quarter.
The power began to tell in the second quarter when
Urban Odson, the Packers' best defensive tackle, was
knocked out of action while stalling a Pittsburgh
touchdown threat on the 1-foot line. The Packers 
drove 65 yards in three plays the first time they
handled the ball. After Tony Canadeo lost 4 yards in
two tries, Jacobs pitched to end Clyde Goodnight at
midfield near left sideline. Goodnight pivoted away 
from Chuck Cherundolo and raced 50 yards into the
end zone. The Steelers surged 64 yards to the
Packer 17 with Clement slamming the left side of the
Packers line and passing to the ends, Bob Davis and
Val Jasante. Jacobs and Bob Forte rushed into the
Packer secondary to quell the pass attack, but Joe
Glamp kicked a field goal from the 23. Jacobs flipped
15 yards to Jack Gillette and 22 more to Nolan Luhn
to move the Packers to the Pittsburgh 8, but Ed Cody
and Canadeo were unable to advance on the ground.
Ward Cuff boosted the Green Bay advantage to 10 to
3 with a 15 yard field goal.
The Steelers threatened when Clement passed 39
yards to Davis on the Packer 7, but Green Bay halted
Steve Lach's fourth down plunge on the 1 foot line.
This determined stand cost the services of Odson. 
Jacobs punted out to the Packer 35. Green Bay 
apparently was out of danger a moment later when
Clements, badly rushed, was dumped on fourth down.
However, Charley Brock clipped on the play and the
Steelers were awarded a first down on the Green Bay
22 - another costly penalty mistake. Clement passed
to Davis in the rear end zone on the next play with
only 30 seconds remaining. The Packers then 
blocked Glamp's kick to hold a 10 to 9 advantage at
the half. The Steelers also lost a touchdown via
clipping early in the third quarter when Clement's 81
yard run was nullified. Cifer punted to the Green Bay
47. Jacobs then pitched off to the left towards 
Goodnight - the play which produced the first Packer
touchdown. But this time Jacobs' throw was short.
Tony Compagno cut inside Goodnight, intercepted,
and raced 60 yards down the sideline for a touchdown.
Glamp's kick made it 16 to 10.
After Jacobs was tackled for the safety which raised
the Steelers' advantage from a precarious six points
to a comfortable eight, Jacobs found the pitching
range again. He passed 13 yards to Luhn to start the
80 yard touchdown drive. A 10 yard toss to Goodnight
carried to the Packers' 44. Ted Fritsch and Gillette
ran for a first down on the 26. Jacobs then fired to
Luhn, who made a leaping catch on the 2 and ran 
over. There were four minutes remaining when the
Packers regained possession and Jacobs - passing
on fourth down with 8 yards to go - was smashed on
the Packers 34.
PITTSBURGH -  3  6  7  2 - 18
GREEN BAY  - 10  0  0  7 - 17
1st - GB - Goodnight, 69-yard pass from Jacobs
(Cuff kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Cuff, 16-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
1st - PITT - Joe Glamp, 23-yard field goal GREEN
BAY 10-3
2nd - PITT - Val Jansante, 37-yard pass from Johnny
Clement (Kick failed) GB 10-9
3rd - PITT - Tony Compagno, 55-yard interception
return (Glamp kick) PITTSBURGH 16-10
4th - PITT - Safety, Jacobs tackled in the end zone by
Ralph Calcagni PITTSBURGH 18-10
4th - GB - Luhn, 27-yard pass from Jacobs (Cuff kick)

NOVEMBER 5 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - 
That Packer-Pittsburgh battle, one of the toughest 
and most interesting local pro history, was a second
guessers' paradise as well. They're still talking and
still asking questions. The chief topic, of course, is
Green Bay's ill fated pass attempt which the Steelers
turned into a safety and ultimate victory by the skinny
margin of one point, 18-17. The Packers still had
about 14 minutes to overcome a six point deficit. So
why did they flirt with disaster by calling the play? No
one knows for sure, but the call very likely was based
on two things: 1 - The possibility of taking the Steelers
by surprise and going for big distance, if not all the
way; 2 - confidence in Jack Jacobs' ability to avoid
interception or throw a ball away in case of a terrific rush, if he failed to spot a receiver. Although my choice would have been anything but a pass in that spot, I wouldn't find fault with anyone who was thinking under fire and was doing what he believed could help win the game. We must all remember that the pros live by the pass and, on occasions, will die by it, as the Packers did. Granting pros the right and ability to try the unorthodox, there's still another question: Why didn't Jacobs ground the ball in the field of play when he saw he was trapped?...CALCAGNI WINNER IN GAME OF TAG: From high up in the press box, it was no Jacobs' brainstorm. It looked like he had a very good chance to use the goal posts as stationary blockers and get away from the rushers for an unmolested pitch or run if his receivers were covered. Maybe the posts obstructed Jacobs' view. Maybe he was outguessed in the game of "tag". At any rate, out of nowhere shot that 235 pund Ralph Calcagni, Pitt tackle, to spill him just when it seemed certain he was in the clear. It all happened so fast that Jacobs couldn't have had time to change his mind and get rid of the ball. Oh, that's not all. Out of the game came other brow wrinklers which will be the subject of heated debate for a long time to come. Why didn't the Packers go for another touchdown instead of a field goal in the first quarter when they were ahead, 7-3, and were six yards from the goal line on fourth down? They probably figured to take three practically sure points and stay ahead by a full seven in the belief that they could at least match the Steelers touchdown for touchdown the rest of the way - so easily had they moved the ball up to that point...WHY NOT A THIRD QUARTER FIELD GOAL?: If the Lambeaumen elected to try a field goal from the six, why did they go for the first down and fail near the 10 yard line in the third quarter? The probably reasoning: They led by only 10-9 in the third quarter and a field goal, therefore, wouldn't be enough to balance a possible Pittsburgh touchdown. Why that dangerous third quarter flat pass which Tony Campagno intercepted and turned into a touchdown to give the Steelers the lead for the first time? The same pass gave the Packers the first score of the game and - well, you know how teams rely on a play that works. But just between us, something safer is preferable when you're still ahead. Even on the opening pitch which turned out so well, Clyde Goodnight was pretty well covered. Anything but a perfect pass from Jacobs would have been dynamite...PACKERS LOST TO A GREAT CLUB: Replay the game and win it for the Packers to your heart's content. But don't forget the home boys ran into a terrific ball club - slightly anonymous, but the hardest running, blocking and tackling outfit ever seen here. What's more, the Steelers play as a TEAM, they were in great condition and had spirit to the nth degree. All of which is a great tribute 
to Jock Sutherland, the dour Scot who once was the University of Pittsburgh's Mr. Big.
NOVEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - Three factors have made the Chicago Bears a touchdown favorite over the Green Bay Packers when the two National league elevens line up at Wrigley field, Chicago, Sunday for their second meeting of the year. 1 - Bruce Smith, hard running halfback, probably won't break into the Bay lineup. 2 - Neither will Urban Odson, who was injured in the first half of the Packers' clash last Sunday with the Steelers at Milwaukee. 3 - The Bears will be playing at home. But here in the Packer realm, Coach Curly Lambeau and Co. can't forget that 29-20 wallop they dealt the Bears in their first meeting and are confident they can do it again. Paul Lipscomb is the probably Odson replacement and Irv Comp due to draw the starting assignment in Smith's place. Other players on the crippled list include halfback Jim Gillette, pulled muscle; halfback Tony Canadeo, pulled muscle, and halfback Red Keuper, bruised leg.
NOVEMBER 8 (Chicago) - The bitterest rivalry in football reaches a new high for intensity and importance tomorrow when the Chicago Bears, defending world champions, meet the Green Bay Packers, ranking contenders, in the 59th game of their 26 year old series. In the memory of the oldest observers hereabouts, no Bear-Packer game has created the excitement and interest that surround this one. Tickets have been at a premium for weeks. Coach George Halas and his club have been waiting for this game since they dragged themselves off the City stadium field in Green Bay last September 27 beaten, 29 to 20. The Bears regard tomorrow's game as the championship tussle in the Western division of the National league, despite the fact that the Chicago Cardinals lead both the Bears and the Packers by a game and are not apt to surrender first place this weekend. The loser tomorrow will be saddled with three defeats, a deficit which figures to be insurmountable in the remaining five weeks of the schedule. Green Bay enters the game with little going for it except its own desire for victory and willingness to battle odds. The Bears have been installed a 14 point favorite, principally on the fact that they have won their last four starts, while the Packers were sloughing off a game to Pittsburgh last week, 18 to 17.