GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(LOS ANGELES) - The Los Angeles Rams struck the Green
Bay Packers numb with a record-breaking 51-14 victory
Sunday and assured themselves of another crack at the
Chicago Bears in the National Conference title race. The Rams
heard news of the Cardinals' triumph over the Bears just before
taking the field in front of 39,323 fans out here. So the Rams
proceeded to blast the Packers into submission and write a
host of new offensive records into the league book. The Rams
will play the Bears here December 17th if the Bears defeat
Detroit next week. Sunday's game ended the regular season
for Los Angeles. Green Bay held the Rams scoreless for the
first period and posted the first touchdown themselves midway
in the second. Halfback Floyd Reid set the score up with a 57-
yard run. Paul Christman passed for the final eight yards to
end Bob Mann. That ended Green Bay's scoring until late in
the final quarter. During the interim, the Rams exploded for
seven touchdowns and a safety. Quarterback Norm Van
Brocklin threw three touchdown strikes; his alternate, Bob
Waterfield, rang up two more, and the other two tallies came
via the ground. Los Angeles scored two touchdowns plus a
safety on a blocked punt in the second quarter, iced the game
with three touchdowns in the third, then added two more in the
final stanza for good measure. Historians then began
compiling a list of the new NFL records. Left end Tom Fears,
acquiring new laurels himself, caught two of the touchdown
passes. Glenn Davis scored twice, too, in the carnage. Green
Bay out together an 84-yard march midway in the fourth
quarter but the behemoth Ram line, with tackles Bob Reinhard
and Dick Huffman and ends Jack Zilly and Larry Brink leading
the way, controlled the Packer offense almost all afternoon.
The longest scoring pass went for 37 yards from Van Brocklin
to Elroy Hirsch. Davis set up two other counters with brilliant
runs good for 47 and 25 yards, Van Brocklin's other scoring
passes went for eight yards to Davis and 11 to Fears.
Waterfield threw to V.T. Smith for three yards and to Fears for
five. The Rams rolled up 351 yards via the air and 199 on the
ground for a total of 550. They held Green Bay to 139 yards
rushing and 109 passing. The seasons records established
with Sunday's game are as follows (old mark):
Scoring - 466 (396, Bears, 1947)
Touchdowns - 64 (56, Bears, 1941)
Passing Yardage - 3,709 (3,336, Redskins, 1947)
Total Yardage - 5,420 (5,053, Bears, 1947)
First Downs - 278 (253, Bears, 1947)
Passes attempted - 453 (416, Redskins, 1947)
Passes completed - 253 (231, Redskins, 1947)
TD passes - 31 (29, Redskins, 1947)
Conversions - 59 (53, Cardinals, 1948)
Yards via interceptions - 512 (456, Detroit, 1950)
Individual records:
Passes received in game - 18, Tom Fears (old mark of 14 held
by four others)
Passes received in season - 84, Fear (old mark of 77 set by
Fears in 1949)
Conversions - 54, Bob Waterfield (old mark of 53 set by Pat
Harder of the Cardinals in 1948)
Conversions in career - 230, by Waterfield (old mark held by
Don Hutson of the Packers)
GREEN BAY   -  0  7  0  7 - 14
LOS ANGELES -  0 16 21 14 - 51
2nd - GB - Mann, 8-yard pass from Christman (Fritsch kick)
GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - LA - Glenn Davis, 4-yard run (Bob Waterfield kick)
TIED 7-7
2nd - LA - Safety, Larry Brink covered blocked kick in end
zone after it hit the goal post LOS ANGELES 9-7
2nd - LA - Davis, 8-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin
(Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 16-7
3rd - LA - Elroy Hirsch, 37-yard pass from Van Brocklin
(Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 23-7
3rd - LA - Tom Fears, 11-yard pass from Van Brocklin
(Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 30-7
3rd - LA - Vitamin Smith, 9-yard pass from Waterfield
(Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 37-7
4th - GB - Cook, 3-yard pass from Rote (Fritsch kick) LOS
ANGELES 37-14
4th - LA - Fears, 4-yard pass from Van Brocklin (Waterfield
kick) LOS ANGELES 44-14
4th - LA - Tank Younger, 3-yard run (Waterfield kick) LOS ANGELES 51-14
Rams wideout Tom Fears hauled in a record setting 18 passes in a 51-14 beatdown of the Green Bay Packers in front of 39,323 cheering fans at the Coliseum in Los Angeles. Fears' record stood until 49ers wideout Terrell Owens caught 20 balls in a 17-0 win over the Chicago Bears in 2000, nine years later Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos hauled in 21 against the Colts but they still managed to lose 28-16.
Los Angeles Rams (9-3) 51, Green Bay Packers (3-8) 14
Sunday December 3rd 1950 (at Los Angeles)
her clubs and we'll be in it next year and a good many more, too." Torinus was not suprised at rumors in the east that the Packers might surrender their NFL franchise when the annual meeting rolls around after the championship game late this month. "The only reason for our folding would be finances," he said, "and we don't have any financial problem at all. We're busy now on season ticket and player plans for next year. We're in the league to stay."
​PACKERS REPORT HOME ATTENDANCE BOOST FOR 1950
DECEMBER 7 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers reported today that home attendance for six NFL games and three exhibitions was 40,307 above the figure for the same number of games in 1949. The report, from the Packer front office, revealed that 152,000 fans attended the nine games this season, compared with 111,693 last year. The 1950 figures were based on one exhibition and four league games here, one exhibition and two league games at Milwaukee and one intrasquad contest at Kingsford, Mich. The 1949 totals include one exhibition and three league games both here and at Milwaukee and an intrasquad tilt at Marinette. Attendance at the six league games jumped, too, by 28,503. The split of three games each between here and Milwaukee last year drew 86,897 compared with 115,400 for the four here and two at Milwaukee. Previous Packer attendance stories, based on figures and announced in the pressbox during games, had showed league games drawing 118,621 this year compared with 104,832 in 1949. A Packer spokesman said the figures announced today were based on official reports to the league.
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKERS' BOSSES NOT WORRIED OVER LOSING PRO FRANCHISE
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - This talk about trimming off the 13th member of the National Football League doesn't worry the Green Bay Packers. John Torinus, a member of the Packer executive committee, Wednesday scotched rumors in the east that the Packers might surrender their NFL franchise when the annual meeting rolls around after the championship game this month. "The only reason for our folding would be finances," Torinus told the Associated Press. "And we don't have any financial problems at all. We're busy now on season tickets and player plans for next year. We're in the league to stay." The best financial condition in the club's 32-year history, Torinus called it. "We have more than $100,000 in cash from our fund drive last year still not touched. We'll not only pay all expenses out of this year's gate receipts, but we'll have a little left over." President Emil Fischer was just as optimistic. "They don't have to worry about us when they start talking about trimming the 13th member of the league," he added. "We've been around this league a lot longer than most of the other clubs and we'll be in it next year and good many more, too." For a club with a record of three wins and eight losses and only one game to go that's pretty confident talk. And remember how things were this time last year? For the second time in their history, the Packers faced a major financial crisis. But the folks in this smallest town in the league rallied around when a drive for funds was started. An intra-squad game was played in a Thanksgiving Day snowstorm. A whirlwind campaign was started to sell stock in the non-profit corporation which operates the club. When the drive wound up the Packers had $100,000 in cash - the money Torinus said they haven't even touched. The Packers reported that home attendance for six NFL games and three exhibitions was 40,037 above the figure for the same number of games in 1949. The report from the Packers front office revealed that 152,000 fans attended the nine games this season, compared with 111,693 last year. The 1950 figures were based on one exhibition and four league games here, and two league games and one exhibition in Milwaukee, and an intra-squad game in Kingsford, Michigan. The 1949 totals included one exhibition and three league games both here and at Milwaukee and an intra-squad tilt at Marinette. Attendance at the six league games jumped, too, by 28,503. The split of the three games each between here and Milwaukee last year drew 86,987, compared with 115,400 for four here and two at Milwaukee. Previous Packer attendance stories, based on figures announced in the press box during the games, had showed the league games drawing 118,621 this year, compared with 104,832 in 1949. A Packer spokeman said the figures announced are based on official reports to the league.
PACKER DOLLAR REPORT INSURES SOUND FUTURE
DECEMBER 6 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers are in the NFL to stay. "We're in the best financial condition in history," John Torinus, a member of the Packer executive committee, told the Associated Press Wednesday. "We have more than $100,000 in cash from our fund drive last year still not touched. We'll not only pay all expenses out of this year's gate receipts, but we'll have a little left over." President Emil R. Fischer chimed in, too. "They don't have to worry about us, when they start talking about trimming off the 13th member of the league," he said. "We've been around this league a lot longer than most of the ot
PRO GRID LOOP FINALS SUNDAY
DECEMBER 8 (New York) - The string runs out on the NFL's
regular schedule tomorrow, but three key games must
determine whether some playoff-for-payoff competition will be
necessary. Could be that the Cleveland Browns and the New
York Giants will remain tied for the American Conference lead
after their respective games tomorrow, and that the Chicago
Bears will draw even with the idle Los Angeles Rams in the
National Conference. That is anticipated, in fact. The Browns
visit the Washington Redskins, whose veteran of 14 years in
pro football - Sammy Baugh - still is playing hard with his
passes. The Giants meet the Eagles at Philadelphia. The
Bears, who blew a chance to assure a first-place tie last
Sunday by bowing to their neighborhood rivals, the Cardinals,
are host to the Detroit Lions. Cleveland and the Giants, each
boasting five straight triumphs, have identical nine won and two
lost records going into their finales. The Bears must win to
match the Rams' 9-3 mark. Los Angeles, having completed its
schedule, is the only one of the 13 teams not seeing action.
Never in the 31-year history of the NFL has it been necessary
to have playoffs in both divisions to decide titles. If both the
Giants and Browns win, or if they both lose, they'll meet in Cleveland a week from tomorrow to decide the division winner. If the Bears tie Los Angeles in the other division, those teams will play off for the crown on the same date in California. Other games tomorrow are Baltimore (1-10) at New York Yankees (6-5); Chicago Cardinals (5-6) at Pittsburgh Steelers (5-6); and Green Bay (3-8) at San Francisco 49ers (2-9).