Green Bay Packers (2-4) 16, Detroit Lions (1-5) 14
Sunday October 30th 1949 (at Milwaukee)
GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL)
(MILWAUKEE) - The Green Bay Packers won their battle of redemption at State Fair park Sunday with a thrilling 16-14 decision over the Detroit Lions and certainly found new favor in the eyes of the Milwaukee fans who were there - but only 10,855 spectators turned out.
The faithful saw what was without question the Packers' best
performance of the season. The Bays had to win this one to
get out of the western division cellar in the NFL, and win they
did, with a second half rally that overcame a 7-3 halftime
deficit.
FIELD GOAL DECISIVE
In the end, it was the Packers' opening points, scored on a
46 yard field goal by Ted Fritsch, which decided the game.
What also helped Green Bay no end was the fact that Bill
Dudley of the Lions, former Virginia all-American, missed 
four field goals, the last one from 37 yards out with only 2
minutes 40 seconds remaining. Had Dudley made that last
attempt, the game probably would have ended in a 17-16
triumph for the Lions. This was more like a Packer team of
old. The ground attack clicked, the defense was alert for the
most part and the ball handling was clean and crisp. The
Bays did not have a single fumble. And when it looked as 
though the ball game might go flying right out of the window
in the last five minutes, the men from the north buckled 
down and played solid defensive football to throttle the
growling Lions. The Packers churned up 248 yards on the
ground, with the irrepressible Tony Canadeo leading the way.
The Gray Ghost, the top ground gainer in the National
league, picked up 117 yards on 21 tries, to maintain an
average of better than five yards a carry. Detroit's 215 yards
from scrimmage included an 80 yard touchdown run by
halfback Bill Triplett in the last quarter. Three or four Packer
tacklers had shots at the former Penn Stater along the way.
LIONS BETTER IN AIR
The Lions, as expected had the edge in the air. With their
double barreled combination of Clyde Le Force and Fred
Enke on the throwing end, they completed 16 out of 33 for
197 yards. Le Force and Enke each had eight completions.
The Packer aerial game, by contrast, was negligible, 
although the Bays did not score a touchdown on a 21 yard
pitch from Jug Girard to Ted Cook in the final period. The
Packers were the first to get on the scoreboard in the 
opening period, and they did not have to penetrate too 
deeply into Lion territory to get their points. The Lions
received the kickoff and then punted to the Packer 38. A 15
yard penalty for roughness put the  ball on the Detroit 45.
Here the Packers fiddled around for three plays, and on 
fourth down, Fritsch booted the ball home from the Lions' 46.
It was after the next kickoff that the Lions gave their most
convincing offensive demonstration of the afternoon. They 
took the ball on their 25 and did not relinquish it until they
had scored. First they spread out the Bay defense with
sweeping end runs. Then, with the ball well past midfield,
they passed down the middle with telling results. Camp
Wilson contributed a 17 yard swing around left end to the
50, Dudley raced around right end for 12 more and Triplett
picked up five around the left flank. Le Force hit Triplett with
an eight yard pass to the 25. The Packers turned generous
at this point and drew a roughness penalty of half the 
distance to the goal, which put the ball on the 13. Enke, 
back to pass, saw an opening and ran instead to the four.
Dudley took it over and kicked goal. The second quarter had
several scoring threats, none of which materialized. Dudley
missed field goal attempts from the Packer 43, 34 and 44
yard lines. The first kick was short and the others were wide.
In between Dudley's futile kicking attempts, the Packers
made their best drive of the half, also in vain. Starting on 
their own 30, they rolled all the way to the Detroit 7, with the
free wheeling Canadeo leading the way. Tony's best
contribution was a 30 yard gallop. A pass from Heath to 
Cook took the Packers to the Detroit 7, but on the next play
Don Doll, Lion end, intercepted a pass in the end zone for a
touchback. Doll, who leads the league in pass interceptions,
snatched another Packer aerial late in the half.
JACOBS INTERCEPTS PASS
The Lions were roaring again as the second half opened, 
and in six plays they moved from the Packer 44 to the 12. A
pass from Le Force to Bob Mann, for 11 yards, and Dudley's
17 yard run, planted the ball on the 12. Just when things
looked darkest, however, Jack Jacobs, playing a defensive
halfback, intercepted a second down pass by Le Force on
the Packer two. This sudden turn of events gave the Packers
a new lease on life and they began a march which carried
them 98 yards to the Detroit goal. Bob Forte, Canadeo and
Fritsch reeled off runs of 15, 10 and 23 yards to midfield.
Shorter gained kept up the parade and a pushing penalty on
the Lions gave the Bays a first down on the 15. With the ball
on the nine, Canadeo, spinning in and out of the arms of several tacklers, went off right tackle to score. Fritsch's kick was low and the Packers led, 9-7. The Packers' ground attack still was working in the final period and the Bays got an opportunity to roll again when Detroit lost the ball on downs on the Green Bay 46. Forte was the workhorse with gains of 25, 4 and 3 yards as the Lions were pushed back to their 21. Here Girard passed to Cook in the corner of the end zone and Fritsch converted to make the count 16-7. Again the Lions came  back, growling and full of fight. They moved from their own 37 to the Packer 30 and then stopped abruptly when Jay Rhodemyre intercepted a pass on the Bay 37. That should have tamed the Lions for good, especially when Girard sent a booming punt out of bounds on Detroit's 11. But the Lions had a couple of growls left. Enke passed to Triplett on the 20. On the next play Triplett swung around left end and raced 80 yards down the west sidelines to score. Several Packers had a chance to catch him, but Detroit blockers took good care of them. Dudley's kick made the score 16-14. Six and a half minutes remained, and the 10,800 faithful sweated it out as the Lions made a short kickoff and recovered the ball on the Packer 43. Enke passed to Mann for 17 on the 22. The Bays pushed the Lions back to the 29, with Bob Summerhays getting in a few licks on defense. With a little more than two minutes left, Dudley missed his fourth field goal from the 37. You could hear the fans let out a collective "whew!" when the Packers took over on the 20, and that was that. Next Sunday the Packers will play the Bears in Chicago, but more of that later.
DETROIT   -  7  0  0  7 - 14
GREEN BAY -  3  0  6  7 - 16
1st - DET - Bill Dudley, 6-yard run (Dudley kick) DETROIT 7-0
1st - GB - Fritsch, 46-yard field goal DETROIT 7-3
3rd - GB - Canadeo, 9-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 9-7
4th - GB - Cook, 25-yard pass from Girard (Fritsch kick) GREEN BAY 16-7
4th - DET - Wally Triplett, 80-yard run (Dudley kick) GREEN BAY 16-14
NEWS AND NOTES
AN OPEN LETTER TO PACKERS' MANAGEMENT
NOVEMBER 1 (Milwaukee Journal) - Last week, this column published
an open letter to Milwaukee sports fans in behalf of the Green Bay
Packers. The response to that appeal was amazing - in the mail. Some
of the letters were printed; more were not. With very few exceptions,
the letter writers were loyal Packer fans. Many suggested that a fund
be raised to help save the Packers, and offered to contribute to it.
Others urged a Tony Canadeo day at the season's last remaining game
here against Pittsburgh November 20. That is a good idea. Through the
letters, however, ran a theme of resentment at the way Milwaukee
followers of the Packers have been treated, and we think that the Green
Bay management should know about these complaints and do 
something about them. A change of attitude might go a long way 
toward changing the situation here...AIR COMPLAINTS: Here are some
typical comments by letter writers - the same writers who offered to
contribute to save the Packers: "The majority of fans are very put out
about the way ticket sales have been handled in Milwaukee...all the 
good seats sold someplace else before they're offered to the public."
(This in a letter signed by 13 men.) "The prices are too high for a good
many folks who are real Packer followers." "The people pricing the 
seats are causing their own downfall. Four dollars and eighty cents is a
lot of money - $9.60 for a pair! - particularly when you pay the same 
price for a seat on the goal line or the 50 yard line." "We are not down 
on the Packers because of another losing season but because we are
tired of being taken for suckers. We ordered tickets in July for the Bear
game at Green Bay and sat behind the goal posts at $4.80 a seat, so
we are content to let the other fish see games from $4.80 end zone
seats while we relax in front of the radio." (This was signed by five.) "
"The Packer brought this on themselves. Not once do I remember them
ever promoting a game in any way except by offering tickets for sale."
"Without a stadium, it's a wonder anyone goes to see the games with
that deal at State Fair park." "Last season it took me more than an
hour to get out of State Fair park after the Cardinal game...If the 
Packers had a sellout, it would take three hours to get home." "Let's
face the truth. The Packers play at State Fair park because it has
35,000 seats. If they had as many at home, we Milwaukee fans would
be right where we were from 1930 to 1940 - on the train or in our cars
on the way to Green Bay Sunday mornings."...'FINANCING FOLLY':
John Harres, 3005 N. Richards St., put his finger on the crux of the
Packers' troubles when he wrote: "Pro football is involved in a war. 
Costs are up and the Packers are not the only team in financial
trouble. George Halas, George Marshall and other National league
owners are to blame for refusing to get together with the All-America
conference. Why call Milwaukee fans cheap because they are not
willing to finance this folly?" There is much food for thought in these
letters. They cover the ground rather thoroughly. The complaints are
justified. Milwaukee fans have to be sold on the fact that they are full
partners with Green Bay fans, not just getting crumbs from Green Bay's
table. To bring this about, everything will have to be split down the middle, and that means Milwaukee must have the Bear game every other season. Green Bay fans must be made to understand the necessity for this - that it is not a matter for community jealousy but for friendly cooperation, for they need Milwaukee fans as full partners if they do not want to lose the Packers, and the Packers need the sellout which the Bear game would be here and the season ticket sales it would induce. Settle the war with the All-America conference. Bring down your costs and your prices. Open up a permanent Milwaukee office in charge of a man who can convince Milwaukee fans that he will take care of their interests. And how about a Canadeo day on November 20?
CANADEO AND BAUGH PACING PRO LEAGUE
NOVEMBER 1 (Philadelphia) - Two veteran campaigners - Tony Canadeo of Green Bay and Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins - are tops at their specialties, NFL statistics showed Tuesday. Canadeo, who came up with Green Bay eight years ago, seems to improve with age. The hard working Packer leads the league in ground gaining with 549 yards on 100 attempts for an average of 5.5 a carry. Canadeo will have to keep moving, though, for Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles upped his figures to 451 yards on 124 caries and a 3.6 average. Elmer Angsman of the Chicago Cardinals is third with 430-66-6.5. Baugh regained the passing lead after one week of playing second fiddle. He ousted the Chicago Bears' Johnny Lujack. Baugh has thrown 120 passes, completed 69 for 1,131 yards and a 57.5 percentage and has connected for 12 touchdowns. Lujack has thrown 151, completed 79 for 1,187 yards, a 52.3 percentage and nine touchdowns. Charley Conerly of the New York Giants with 121 thrown, 62 completed for 945 yards, a 51.2 percentage and nine scoring tosses, ranks third. Tom Fears, Los Angeles, moved into a tie for pass receiving honors by catching 11 Sunday against the Bears. Fears now has caught 30 passes, the same number as Bill Chipley of the New York Bulldogs. Fears has gained 364 yards and scored two touchdowns. Bob Mann of Detroit is third with a record of 27 receptions. Gene Roberts of the New York Giants, former Chattanooga star, is the league's leading scorer with 66 points on 11 touchdowns. Van Buren is second with 48 points. Bob Waterfield of Los Angeles is third with 44 points on seven field goals and 23 extra points. Waterfield is the leading punter with a 46.4 average. Don Doll of Detroit tops the pass interceptors with nine for 229 yards. The former Southern California star is four interceptions away from a league record.
BOOMERANG OF PET PLAYS GIVES HALAS HEADACHES
NOVEMBER 2 (Chicago Tribune) - The Chicago Bears' coached went into a meeting yesterday afternoon shortly after the team arrived home from Los Angeles, where the north side club absorbed a 27 to 24 defeat by the Rams Sunday. There was a twofold purpose in the hasty gathering of the coaches. First, there was the problem of getting ready to start practice today for the game with the Green Bay Packers in Wrigley field Sunday. Then, you couldn't blame Head Coach Halas and his assistants, Hunk Anderson, Luke Johnsos, Gene Ronzani and Paddy Driscoll, if they took time to recheck their scoring plays of years ago. The Bears have lost three games in the NFL and the instrument that provided defeat on all three occasions was a Bear play. In the first game with the Rams and the New York Giants, screen plays designed by the Bears were responsible for the defeat of the Chicagoans. Then, in the gloaming of the Coliseum of Los Angeles last Sunday, the Rams scored the decisive touchdown on a play that came off the Bears' charts. All the way back to Chicago about the Santa Fee Super Chief, Halas reiterated that there would be no official protest on events that played an important part in the defeat of the Bears. However, there is little doubt that the said events will find their way into a series of discussions by league officials. First and foremost, the subject of the crew of officials that handles all the game on the west coast will be brought up. The subject of the use of lights also will be on the agenda of the next league meeting. Although the gridiron in the Los Angeles Coliseum was blanketed by darkness shortly after the last quarter started, the lights were turned on only after the Rams had obtained possession of the ball for the final play of the game. Outside of the shoulder injury suffered by George Gulyanics, the casualty list of the Bears consisted of black eyes worn by quarterback Johnny Lujack and halfback Bill De Correvont.
PERFORMANCE IS THE ANSWER FOR PACKERS
NOVEMBER 2 (Milwaukee Sentinel-Lloyd Larson) - In the process of airing the Green Bay Packers' financial troubles - and they are in trouble - the finger has been pointed in the wrong direction. Inferentially at least, fans throughout the state, particularly in Milwaukee, have been accused of boring holes in the good ship Packer by failure to turn out in large enough numbers. The apparent reasoning: Small crowds mean losses, and losses mean that the club can't afford to go out and hire the ball players it needs to stay up in the race and offer thrilling entertainment even when losing. That's really putting the cart before the old nag. The product comes first in the entertainment field (including professional football) or any other type of business. People become customers when they decide the product is worth the asking price. They don't but with the hope that the product will improve later. A variety of old school ties help colleges pack their huge stadia even in losing or moderately successful seasons. Unfortunately for the pros, their sentimental attachments are limited. Very few fans lay it on the line for a pro game out of sympathy or for reasons of civic pride. In their minds they must have assurance of two things: 1 - A real contest; 2 - superior performance. Occasionally one of the elements is enough. But most of the time it takes both...LAST WEEK'S GAME OFFERED PROOF: Last Sunday's game was a case in point. A chummy little gathering of 10,855 took up only about one-third of the seats in windblown State Fair Park. Many thousands of others are interested in the Packers. Yet they didn't choose to come because the Packers, off their immediate past record, gave them no assurance that the fans would see a red hot contest and outstanding performance. The ex-customers ran true to form by paying absolutely no attention to pleas for support. It so happened that the 10,855 got their money's worth plus, for the Packers played the finest game of the season and generally conducted themselves like big leaguers. Countless stay-aways probably are kicking themselves, but they simply felt they couldn't take a chance on paying full price for another half price show. More games like that and the Packers will bounce back on merit. If they should beat the Bears or give them a real battle next Sunday, and then do more of the same against the Giants the following week, fan response is a cinch to go up for the final Milwaukee appearance with Pittsburgh on November 20. The upswing may not be miraculous. It isn't reasonable to expect it. After all, the decline didn't come overnight. Besides, Pittsburgh isn't one of the better attractions...LOOK AT NEW YORK AND CHICAGO: Anybody who thinks that the Packers have a monopoly on trouble or that Milwaukee is the only city that "forgets" to turn ticket buying into a stampede just hasn't checked. In New York, with millions of permanent residents and more millions within shooting distance, to say nothing of hundreds of thousands of daily visitors, the tattered Bulldogs played before an exclusive group of 3,000. That's the equivalent of about 30 paying guests in Milwaukee. The Yankees of the All-America didn't do much better. Chicago, the second largest city, also recorded two rather sour showings over last weekend. Less than 10,000 lonesome folks saw the Hornets in an All-America Conference game Friday night at Soldier Field. How many of those were on the house or there at reduced prices no one will ever know. The best the Cardinals could so Sunday afternoon with the 
SECOND PLACE BECKONS PACKERS IN BEAR GAME
OCTOBER 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - Second place in the
western division of the National League, or at least a tie
for second place, beckoned the Green Bay Packers
Saturday night as they arrived here for the second 
game of their annual home and home series with the
Chicago Bears at Wrigley field Sunday afternoon. The
game will start at 1:30 o'clock. Off the season's record
there was little to indicate that the Packers might come
through, but the record meant little to them. They were
confident. This has always been a game apart from all
of the others and the dope has been kicked around in it
as often as not. Chicago ruled a two touchdown favorite.
The Packers will step out with two victories and four
defeats, the Bears with three victories and three defeats.
In their earlier meeting, at Green Bay, the Packers 
bowed, 17-0, in a game which they failed to complete
a single pass and in which Johnny Lujack of the Bears
tossed two touchdown passes and added a field goal
and both extra points. A victory for the Packers and
they, the Bears and the Cardinals - the Cardinals if they
beat Detroit Sunday - will all be tied for second place.
Each will have won three and lost four. Los Angeles,
undefeated in six games, has almost a stranglehold
on the western division lead. Green Bay's hopes 
Sunday rest largely on the team's improved all-around
play recently, especially in passing, in the running of
Tony Canadeo's - he leads the league at the moment
in individual ground gaining - and in Packer spirit, 
which always flares in this game. Green Bay's spirit
especially may be a big factor for it was well fed by
the victory over Detroit in Milwaukee last Sunday while
the Bears bowed in a bruising "must" game for them
with the Rams in Los Angeles. It could be that the
Bears will be "down". Both teams were in excellent
physical shape. Halfback George Gulyanics who, it
was feared, suffered a shoulder separation in the 
battle with the Rams last week, was not as seriously
injured as first feared and will be ready for full time
duty.
50,000 TO SEE BEARS, PACKERS BATTLE TODAY
OCTOBER 6 (Chicago Tribune) - Although the fact 
they are on the same gridiron is sufficient incentive
for victory, two other items will serve to fan the flame
of rivalry when the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears line up for battle in Wrigley field at 1:30 p.m. today for the 62nd renewal of the series between these pioneers of the NFL. First and foremost, the Bears, although they have lost three games, refuse to admit they are out of the race for the western division title. Then the Packers, who have dropped four decisions, envision an opportunity to tie the Bears for second place. A crowd of approximately 50,000 will jam Wrigley field for today's game, and traditional battles of the past provides the magnet. Professional football fans know that regardless of the respective standings of the Bears and Packers, these two teams are always up for this battle. The Bears' front office last night emphasized that the game had not reached sellout proportions. All tickets not disposed of at closing time last night will go on sale at 9 a.m. today at Wrigley field. This includes regular, field, partial vision and standing room seats. Final preparations for today's game by the Bears and the Packers indicate these venerable opponents will take to the air early and often. Although Johnny Lujack, second ranking passer in the league behind Sammy Baugh, is schedule to start on offense, the veteran, Sid Luckman, and the rookie, George Blanda, also will be ready for assignment. The Packers, through a shift in strategy, have placed the passing burden on the arms of Jug Girard and Stan Heath. Indian Jack Jacobs, who has been responsible for the Packers' passing attack ever since being acquired from the Washington Redskins three years ago, has been used on defense of late. The Bear line will have two outstanding targets - Tony Canadeo and Ted Fritsch. Canadeo is leading the league in ground gaining with 549 yards in 100 attempts for an average gain of 5.5 yards. If today's game follows the course of previous National league contests, it might be a case of one team winning the statistical battle and the other taking the game. The Bears, in winning three and losing the same number, have totaled 140 points and yielded 121 to their six opponents. The Packers have amassed 66 and yielded 153. The Bears, since the series started in 1921, have won 34, lost 22 and tied 5. The Packers haven't beaten the Bears since the first game of the 1947 series, but the battles during the last two years have been indicative of the rivalry. After dropping the first game in 1947, 29 to 20, the Bears won the second, 20 to 17. Last year, the Chicagoans triumphed, 45 to 7, in the first game, but has to be satisfied with a 7 to 6 triumph in the second. This year, the Bears won, 17 to 0, in Green Bay on September 25.
Giants at Comiskey Park was 21,000 plus. The Cardinals! National League champions in 1947! Runners-up last year! Still loaded with big name stars like Charley Trippi, Elmer Angsman, Pat Harder and Mal Kutner! Obviously it can't go on. There aren't enough super crowds to make up for bloopers like that...ABOUT CANADEO AND GIRARD: Just as there are numerous reasons for the Packers' general slide the last two or three years, so there are a variety of reasons for their fine showing here last Sunday. To mention a few: Tony Canadeo, Bob Forte, Jug Girard, improved blocking all around, better line play, more spirit, more determination. That Canadeo is an amazing guy. He's taken a lot of knocks for a long time. He isn't big as pros go. But how he turns it on! An amazing guy and that's for sure. But as good as Tony was again last Sunday, he didn't have a thing on Girard. The Jugger, a football natural, seems to have solved the quarterbacking problem. The way he directed several sustained drives was a revelation. And for a guy still new to the job, his ball handling and faking were a little unbelievable. Jug's best call of the day came when he caught Detroit in the closest thing to an 11 man line I've seen for a long time. The Packers, leading 9-7 in the fourth quarter, had moved 37 yards on five consecutive running plays. It was first down on Detroit's 22. Jug didn't miss the invitation to pass. He flipped one to Ted Cook for an easy touchdown. Girard can kick and he's a running threat, too. And against the Lions he proved he can take it although he, like Canadeo, isn't the rugged bruiser type. A complete deal in any man's league!
PACKERS GO TO CHICAGO CONFIDENT OF A VICTORY
NOVEMBER 5 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers left for Chicago Saturday morning confident that by Sunday night they would be in a tie for second place in the western division of the National league. How's that, you say? They were in last place a week ago? Sure, that's just where they were. But they beat Detroit, 16-14, in Milwaukee last Sunday, which pulled them up to a third place tie with the Chicago Cardinals. Now all they need is to beat the Chicago Bears Sunday and they will be tied with the Bears for second place. If the Cardinals beat Detroit, the Cards, too, will be in on the tie. You're laughing, perhaps, at the thought of the Packers beating the Bears. You're thinking about that 17-0 pasting in the season's opener here back in September. But don't forget what happened a year ago. A year ago, the Bears won, 45-7, up here, and barely squeezed out a 7-6 victory at Chicago. In the opener this year Green Bay did not complete a pass all afternoon and Johnny Lujack tossed for two touchdowns and kicked a field goal. Since then Jug Girard has sharpened the Packer passing attack and Tony Canadeo has moved up front as the league's leading ground gainer. A crowd of 50,000 is expected for the 1:30 kickoff at Wrigley field.
IT'S BEAR-PACKER TIME, KILL ALL FORM CHARTS
NOVEMBER 5 (Chicago) - Bear-Packer time is approaching again. And that means the performance chart goes out the window, for these ancient pro football rivals always start from scratch. Previous records count for practically nothing. The Bears, despite the fact that they only a slim chance for the National League's western division title themselves, are and should be favorites over the Wisconsin team. Specifically Green Bay followers have three angles in building upset hopes:
1 - The Packers' reputation for rising up and playing over their heads against their No. 1 enemy, the Bears. Last year's return game at this same Wrigley Field best exemplifies this spirit or whatever it is. In the 1948 opener at Green Bay, it was murder. The Bears romped to a 45-7 victory. The Bays never got off the rocks until they squared off with the Halasmen again. Neither Halas nor his Bears will ever forget that one. They won all right, but by the tiniest of margins, 7-6.
2 - The Packers, although dropping a 17-0 duel in the opener this year, weren't too far off the Bear pace. The first half was scoreless, and the Lambeaumen were very much in the ball game until Johnny Lujack finally took command.
3 - The Packers looked like a real, honest-to-goodness ball club in beating the Detroit Lions at Milwaukee last Sunday. The revival was general, but particularly heartening was the nifty quarterbacking and all around play of Jug Girard and the continued upswing on the part of Tony Canadeo. Well, there's the picture.
PACKERS, BEARS GROOM ATTACKS FOR AIR BATTLE
NOVEMBER 5 (Chicago Tribune) - In the even tomorrow's game in Wrigley field between the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers develops into the anticipated aerial battle, the Bears will be ready for their part of the attack. Johnny Lujack, Sid Luckman and George Blanda alternated in throwing during the prolonged practice session yesterday, and there was a noticeable attempt on the part of the trio to spot the various receivers before letting loose of the ball. The effort to improve in the accuracy department resulted from the campaign to reduce the number of interceptions by opponents. The figures on the two games with the Los Angeles Rams doubtless were responsible for the maneuver. In the game between the two teams in Chicago seven passes were intercepted and last Sunday in Los Angeles five pitched found their way into enemy hands. Reports on Green Bay's activities substantiate the belief that the Packers also will concentrate on passing with Jug Girard and Stan Heath taking care of the aerial offense, Indian Jack Jacobs will be used mostly on defense, if the Packers follow the pattern they employed against the Detroit Lions last Sunday in Milwaukee. With all the concentration on passing, the Bears have not lost sight of the fact that they will be pitted against the NFL's leading ground gainer in the person of Tony Canadeo. In his eighth season with the Packers, Canadeo now leads with 549 yards on 100 attempts for an average gain per try of 5.5. Lujack, the Bears' sophomore quarterback, will attempt to overtake the veteran Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins. Baugh leads the league's passers with 69 completions out of 120 passes for 1,131 yards, a 57.5 percentage, and 12 touchdowns. Lujack, in second place, has completed 59 out of 151 for 1,187 yards, a 52.3 percentage, and nine touchdowns.