NATIONAL CONFERENCE - STANDINGS
Detroit           2   0   0  1.000   72   27
Chicago Bears     1   1   0   .500   45   48
San Francisco     1   1   0   .500   38   31
Los Angeles       1   1   0   .500   77   52
GREEN BAY         1   1   0   .500   55   64
New York Yanks    0   2   0   .000   24   91
Saturday October 6th
PHILADELPHIA 21, San Francisco 14 - Two sensational touchdown pass catches by Clyde Scott helped the Philadelphia Eagles upset the favored 49ers Saturday night, 21-14, before 23,432 fans. Quarterback Adrian Burk arched a long aerial to Scott for a 39-yard touchdown in the third period. That broke a 7-7 tie and sent the Eagles in front to stay. Early in the fourth quarter, Burk faded back in another single wing pass play and tossed to Scott in the end zone to give the Eagles a 21-7 lead.
Sunday October 7th
Cleveland 38, LOS ANGELES 23 - The Cleveland Browns turned two second half interceptions into touchdowns here Sunday and defeated the Los Angeles Rams, 38-32, before 67,186 fans. The Rams took a 10-7 lead at the half. Then the Browns rolled into high gear and scored three times in the third period, two of them coming on interceptions. Halfback Ken Carpenter accounted for three Cleveland touchdowns. The Browns were pushed around considerably in the first half, as the Rams took a 10-7 lead. Even Lou Groza's tie lost its magic and he missed a 44-yard field goal. Norm Van Brocklin passed 31 yards to Elroy Hirsch and Bob Waterfield kicked a 47-yard field goal for the Los Angeles points and Otto Graham pitched 45 yards to Carpenter for Cleveland's first score. Then came the big third period. Within five minutes, Carpenter scored from two yards out to wind up a 57-yard drive. Carpenter went over again after an interception had given the Browns position on the Rams 20 and Warren Lahr intercepted another pass and ran it back 20 yards to the Los Angeles goal. Glenn Davis scored for the Rams before the end of the third quarter to make the score 28-17 in favor of the Browns. In the last quarter, Dub Jones tallied for the Browns from the one and Groza kicked a field goal, while Davis added another touchdown for the Rams.
CHICAGO CARDINALS 28, Chicago Bears 14 - Curly Lambeau's Chicago Cardinals took a 28-0 lead here Sunday and went on to upset the heavily-favored Chicago Bears, 28-14, before a crowd of 33,781 at Comiskey Park. Bill Cross, 145-pound scat back from West Texas State, contributed two touchdowns as the Cardinals scored their 15th victory in 60 games with their cross-town rivals. Frank Tripucka rifled an 18-yard pass to Cross in the first 52 seconds of the second quarter. A pass interference penalty on the Bears had given the Cards position for the touchdown. Later in the second period, Cross darted 39 yards for another touchdown, capping an 80-yard drive in seven plays. At the outset of the third period, the Cardinals scored twice within 1 1/2 minutes. Don Paul ran 68 yards to the goal. Then, after Cliff Patton stole a pass by the Bears' Steve Romanik, Charlie Trippi pitched an 18-yard touchdown aerial to Fran Polsfoot. Johnny Lujack's interception of Trippi's pass set up the Bears' first tally. Lujack hit Billy Stone on a 62-yard scoring play. Lujack tossed eight yards to Whizzer White for the other Bear marker in the last period to wind up a 74-yard surge in which Lujack completed three other passes.
Monday October 8th
DETROIT 37, New York Yanks 10 - Halfback Doak Walker caught a pair of touchdown passes and fullback Pat Harder scored twice on short plunges as the Detroit Lions whipped the New York Yanks, 37-10, before a crowd of 25,000 at Briggs Stadium Monday night. The Lions, who scored their second league victory, are the only undefeated in the National Conference. Walker, who led the NFL in scoring last season as a rookie, also kicked a 13-yard field goal and four conversions for a total of 19 points. Each team scored a touchdown and a field goal in the opening period, which ended in a 10-10 tie. Bobby Layne passed 19 yards to Walker. Then Walker kicked his field goal for the Detroit points. Johnny Rauch flipped a 39-yard pass to Buddy Young and Harvey Johnson booted a 28-yard field goal for the Yanks. Detroit took a 17-10 halftime lead on Harder's seven-yard touchdown smash in the second period, following recovery of a New York fumble. The Lions opened up again in the final period with three trips to the goal. Walker took a short pass and ran 50 yard, Bob Hoernschemeyer was on the receiving end of a 22-yard aerial from Layne, and Harder scored on a 1-foot plunge after Vince Banonis intercepted a pass.
GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL)
(MILWAUKEE) - How to win a football game, lose it, and then
win it again, all in the space of 60 minutes, was delightfully
demonstrated by Gene Ronzani's Green Bay Packers at State
Fair Park Sunday afternoon as they nosed out John
Michelosen's Pittsburgh Steelers on a soggy turf, 35-33. A
mere handful of 8,324 turned out to watch the event, which is
certainly nothing to brag about, drizzle or no drizzle, and they
were rewarded with one of the finest games Green Bay has
played in years and one of the most exciting the West Allis
field has ever had. In a rocking mood in which everything they
did was right, the Packers roared off to a 28-0 lead in the first
20 minutes, saw it whittled away until they lost it early in the
third quarter, 33-28, and then came back to win in the last 4
1/2 minutes. A pass from Tobin Rote to Bobby Mann from the
16-yard line settled the game.
EXCITING FOOTBALL
It was sharp, exciting football from the beginning to the end, if
not by the offense, then by the defense, and at game's end the
8,324 let out a collective "whew" - maybe 8,397 for the players
and coaches must have joined in too. The victory was Green
Bay's first in the league race. A week ago the team lost to the
Bears. There was no stopping the Packers in those first 20
minutes - flaming minutes that were almost hard to believe
 Billy Grimes ran 18 yards for the first touchdown. Rote and
Mann completed a 48-yard pass for the second. Bobby
Thomason passed 25 yards to Ray Pelfrey for the third and
Rote sneaked over center from the one for the fourth. On four
of the first five times the Packers had the ball they scored.
STEELERS ROAR BACK
Once this opening onslaught had spent itself, the Steelers
picked themselves out of the mud and for the next 20 minutes
there was no stopping them, either Chuck Ortmann,
Milwaukee's gift to the city of steel, passed 34 yards to Lynn Chandois for the first touchdown. Chandois ran two yards for the second. Jack Cloud fumbled a deflected hand-off in the end zone for a safety. Frank Rogell plunged from the two for the third touchdown. Jim Fink ran back an intercepted pass 30 yards for the fourth and Joe Geri kicked a field goal from the 26. The jubilation which had greeted the Packers' early surge turned to growing anguish, of course, as the Steelers rubbed away at the deficit and finally wiped it out completely on Fink's touchdown. "Of course, of course," the sadly wagging heads in the crowd seemed to say, "It figures to be this way." Didn't the Packers bow to the Steelers in the exhibition only three weeks ago, 35-6? Didn't the Steelers just tie the mighty Giants, 13-13? Didn't the Steelers go into this game as a 7 1/2 point choice?
STEELERS ARE STOPPED
But the Steelers never could add to their 33-28 lead and with only 4 1/2 minutes left, the Packers cut loose with their winning wallop. Rote passed to Mann, again, and the Packers had the rock around Pittsburgh's neck for keeps. There was even an extra wallop to the winning pass, for it had to be completed twice to count. The first time the head linesman detected offsides and the touchdown was recalled. The second time, on the very next down and on the very same pattern, it was good. There were two well-matched, well-coached teams and they threw everything in the book at each other. The Packers, using the spread they had employed so widely against the Bears a week ago sparingly, mixed good hard running with good sharp passing, and the Steelers, predominantly a running team, surprised with the same concoction and with a variety of passers. Ortmann, Chandnois, Geri, Rogell, all threw for the single wing Steelers and completed eight of 20 for 133 yards. Rote and Thomason hurled for Green Bay and completed 12 out of 24 for 252 yards.
WIND A FACTOR
The wind, which blew rather sharply out of the north was no small factor in the game and significantly almost all of the scoring was done by the team which had it. Green Bay had it in the first and fourth quarters, Pittsburgh in the second and third. The Packers went 49 yards the first time they had the ball, actually 64 yards after a 15-yard penalty, and the fans blinked. Rote picked up 25 yards on one play, Grimes 22 on three, Cloud 15 on two, and Canadeo two on one. The payoff occurred on Grimes' dazzling 18-yard run inside Pittsburgh's right end. The Packers also scored the next time they got the ball, and this time by way of variety, they did it through the air. A punt left them with the ball on Pittsburgh's 48, and in two plays they put the scorekeeper to work again. A first down pass was incomplete, but a second down pass, on which Bobby Mann made a spectacular catch, brought the ball home. Mann leaped high to snag the ball while on the run, eluded the few tacklers who surrounded him, and then got a key block from Tony Canadeo to cross the goal with ease.
BOOST LEAD TO 28-0
The third time the Packers had the ball in this flaming first quarter they failed to gain and had to punt, but the fourth time they scored on two plays. A pass which Loomis intercepted and returned 22 yards on a nifty run left them with the ball on Pittsburgh's 26, and away they went. Grimes picked up a yard on first down, and Thomason pitched a perfect strike to Pelfrey in the end zone on second. And still they came. The fifth time they got the ball, they scored once more. Geri's poor punt out of bonds against the win left them with the ball on Pittsburgh's 33 and, on seven plays, a combination of runs and passes, they brought it home. Rote sneaked over from the one. Up to this time, the Steelers had been completely smothered. They had made only one first down. With the score 28-0 against them, however, they suddenly struck, not on the ground as expected, but on two brilliant passes. The first, Chadnois to Ortmann, carried them from their own 48 to Green Bay's 34. The second, Ortmann to Chadnois, who was all alone in the deep flat, brought the ball home.
PITTSBURGH GETS SAFETY
It was just the hit the Steelers needed, too, after their bad start, and they went all the way again in this free-wheeling game the next time they got the ball. Ortmann passed to Jansante for one first down, Chadnois ran for another, and Chadnois passed to Ortmann for the third on the one-yard line. Chadnois easily went around right end for the touchdown on the first play. A good defensive maneuver gave the Steelers the next two points on a safety a minute later. They rushed Thomason badly on a pitchout and when Cloud fumbled the slightly deflected ball into the end zone, he had no chance except to fall on it. Grimes' fumble on a punt, which Allen recovered on Green Bay's 30 a couple of minutes later, let the Steelers set the scoring wheels in motion once more. Ortmann ran 10 yards for one first down and passed to Jansante on the six for another. The rest was simple. On three plays, Rogell rammed over center for the touchdown. So the half ended 28-23. It took the Steelers only 40 seconds as the third quarter got under way to take the lead, 30-28, in this amazing comeback. On second down after the kickoff, which the Packers took on their 20, Finks intercepted a pass in the flat and easily crossed the goal 25 yards away.
MANN TAKES WINNING PASS
The Steelers had scored the next points, a field goal, making it 33-28 a couple of minutes later. They drove to Green Bay's 21, before the Packers head. On the fourth down, Geri stepped back to the 26 and booted a field goal. So the game remained without further event until the fourth quarter when the Packers threatened after a spectacular 85-yard pass, Rote to Moselle, which put the ball on the six. A touchdown looked like a cinch, particularly after Grimes, on two plays, had rammed to the one. But that was all. Cloud made only a foot on third down, and Rote failed to gain on a sneak. The Steelers took over. But the Packers, held scoreless since early in the second quarter, could not be denied again, and after the Steelers had been forced to punt to their own 35, they finally scored to take the lead. Rote passed to Cloud for one first down on the 22, to Moselle for another on the 11, and, then, after one touchdown passe to Mann had been nullified because of offside, tossed right back to Mann for the touchdown.
PITTSBURGH -  0 23 10  0 - 33
GREEN BAY  - 21  7  0  7 - 35
1st - GB - Grimes, 18-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Mann, 48-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
1st - GB - Pelfrey, 25-yard pass from Thomason (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
2nd - GB - Rote, 1-yard run (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 28-0
2nd - PITT - Lynn Chandois, 34-yd pass from Chuck Ortmann (Joe Geri kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
2nd - PITT - Chandois, 2-yard run (Geri kick) GREEN BAY 28-14
2nd - PITT - Safety, Cloud tackled by Charley Mehelich in the end zone GREEN BAY 28-16
2nd - PITT - Fran Rogel, 2-yard run (Geri kick) GREEN BAY 28-23
3rd - PITT - Jim Finks, 25-yard interception return (Geri kick) PITTSBURGH 30-28
3rd - PITT - Geri, 26-yard field goal PITTSBURGH 33-28
4th - GB - Mann, 16-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 35-33
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKERS ACQUIRE NEAL FROM CHICAGO BEARS
OCTOBER 8 (Green Bay) - Veteran Ed Neal was traded to the Chicago Bears today by the Green Bay Packers for a Bears choice in next year's NFL draft. Neal joined the Packers in 1945 without previous professional experience. The Packers also announced the acquisition of back Bob Nussbaumer on waivers from the Chicago Cardinals. The former Michigan player was with the Bays once before, during the 1946 season.
FROM SHAKY OUTLOOK TO CONFIDENT APPROACH
OCTOBER 10 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - That elevator game - up, down, up - the Packers won from the Steelers at State Fair Park last Sunday did more than provide a big bundle of football thrills. It changed the outlook completely for Coach Gene Ronzani's club. Last week, after the setback by the Bears, there seemed little hope for anything by the good fight all the way, with an occasional victory as the reward. Now suddenly the Ronzanimen are up with the well scrambled pro league's big wheels. In fact, only three clubs - the undefeated Eagles, Giants and Lions - have better records at the moment. Only the Lions are members of the same National Conference as the Packers. The other two are setting the pace in the American division. If the Bays had whipped a team like the Yanks instead of the Steelers, the current early tie for second place with the Rams, Bears and Forty-niners wouldn't mean as much. But beating those Steelers was an accomplishment. And don't forget it, for the Smoky City boys, rather youthful as pros go, won't be pushed around by anyone. They run and block hard, have a pass attack tough to stop and play it rough defensively. Not the greatest club ever assembled, but a good one that can stand up to the best and do more than come out alive...PACKER MACHINE A PIECEMEAL ASSEMBLY JOB: There was a marked difference in the team that stumbled through a few of those exhibitions, even the one that dropped the league opener to the Bears, and the Packers who took the field against Pittsburgh. They looked sharp, well groomed, and confident. There was equally noticeable improvement in individual performance. Tobin Rote had his best day of 1951 so far. Dick Wildung, apparently in shape, did a great job at left tackle. Ditto Dick Afflis, the guard who is about as wide as he's tall. Billy Grimes showed definite signs of approaching his 1951 pace. And so on down the line. The Eagles are next - the same Eagles who put the chill on the Forty-niners. The sam situation a week ago would have caused Packer followers, maybe coaches, too, to shudder. But now everybody should have a fresh approach and even be victory minded. The remarkable part of the Packer machine's upswing is its slow, piecemeal assembly. Take a quick gander at the roster. Walt Michaels, Charlie Scholl, Dave Stephenson, John Martinkovic, Harper Davis, Ace Loomis and Dom Moselle were added after the training season started. Dan Orlich rejoined the squad after a whirl with the Browns. Reducing to the league limit of 33 was the only problem confronting most other receivers while Ronzani and his assistants were feverishly seeking new talent to plug the holes.
PACKER PASSES MAY UPSET EAGLES SUNDAY
OCTOBER 10 (Green Bay) - On the record, striking power through the airlanes will be the Packers' main hope when they go after their second straight upset victory at the expense of the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles here Sunday. The Ronzanimen have gained an eye-catching 692 yards in two league games. Of that total, 483 yards, or 70 percent, have been chalked up on passes fired by Tobin Rote and Bobby Thomason, the one-two punch with authority. The friendly duel for individual honors in the pitching department is about a standoff. Thomason has completed 18 out of 32 to Rote's 16 of 33. But Tobin's tossed have gained 283 yards to 200 for Thomason. Each has had two intercepted. Thomason accounted for three touchdowns and Rote two. Eleven receivers, an amazing number, have been in on the act. Bob Mann and Tony Canadeo lead with six catches apiece. Mann turned three of his into touchdowns to lead in scoring with 18 points. Bob also is setting the pace in total yards with 106. The Packers came out of the Steelers game in good physical shape. With a chance to take second and possibly tie for first in the National Conference, why shouldn't they be? There's an added incentive angle in Sunday's game, which is expected to draw a capacity crowd to City Stadium. The Packers haven't forgotten the 14-10 loss to the Eagles in the Shrine Benefit game at State Fair Park a month ago, a game they should have won even in their early stage of slow development. Since then, Philadelphia, to, has jelled into a topnotch club, as league victories over the Cardinals and 49ers prove conclu 10 (Green Bay) - On the record, striking power through the airlanes will be the Packers' main hope when they go after their second straight upset victory at the expense of the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles here Sunday. The Ronzanimen have gained an eye-catching 692 yards in two league games. Of that total, 483 yards, or 70 percent, have been chalked up on passes fired by Tobin Rote and Bobby Thomason, the one-two punch with authority. The friendly duel for individual honors in the pitching department is about a standoff. Thomason has completed 18 out of 32 to Rote's 16 of 33. But Tobin's tossed have gained 283 yards to 200 for Thomason. Each has had two intercepted. Thomason accounted for three touchdowns and Rote two. Eleven receivers, an amazing number, have been in on the act. Bob Mann and Tony Canadeo lead with six catches apiece. Mann turned three of his into touchdowns to lead in scoring with 18 points. Bob also is setting the pace in total yards with 106. The Packers came out of the Steelers game in good physical shape. With a chance to take second and possibly tie for first in the National Conference, why shouldn't they be? There's an added incentive angle in Sunday's game, which is expected to draw a capacity crowd to City Stadium. The Packers haven't forgotten the 14-10 loss to the Eagles in the Shrine Benefit game at State Fair Park a month ago, a game they should have won even in their early stage of slow development. Since then, Philadelphia, to, has jelled into a topnotch club, as league victories over the Cardinals and 49ers prove conclusively.
SURGERY SLATED FOR BO MCMILLIN
OCTOBER 11 (Philadelphia) - Coach Alvin (Bo) McMillin of the Philadelphia Eagles will be operated on Friday for an internal disorder, the club announced Thursday. He entered St. Mary's Hospital Tuesday for observation. Vince McNally, general manager of the Eagles, said Assistant Coach Wayne Milner would direct the undefeated National Conference leaders in the game at Green Bay Sunday, and until McMillin is able to resume active coaching.
​3 EX-BEARS ON EAGLE '11'
OCTOBER 12 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers won't be playing the Chicago Bears at City Stadium Sunday but the Philadelphia Eagles will have a "Bearish" tinge. The Eagles, seeking their third straight NFL victory against no defeats, will present two top flight ex-Bears at tackle and the swift John O'Quinn, formerly of Wake Forest, at end. The tackles are Walt Stickel, 245 pounds, and captain Mike Jarmoluk, 250. Quinn plays offensive end and considerable defensive halfback. The Eagles, top on defense in the NFL last year, will throw up the same iron curtain defense that permitted 12 opponents in 1950 a total of only 141 points. Returning in the Eagles "outfield" are such backs as Frank Reagan, Pat McHugh, Joe Sutton, Dan Sandifer and Russ Craft. The Packers will be facing an all-veteran line headed by center Chuck Bednarik and flanked by guards Ray Romero, John Magee and Gianelli; tackles Frank Kilroy, Al Wistert, Vic Sears, Stickel and Jarmoluk; and ends Pete Pihos, Norm Wiley, Bob Walston and Jay MacDowell. One of the Eagles' new stars is Bud Grant, the rookie from Minnesota. Heading the star-studded backfield is Steve Van Buren, the league's all-time ground gainer, who will be in top shape for the battle. Steve missed the Eagles' 17-14 over the Cardinals and played just a little in their 21-14 victory over San Francisco. Adrian Burk will handle most of the Eagles' passing from the quarterback slot. For speed, Burk can throw to Clyde Scott, Dan Sandifer, and Bosh Pritchard. Scott caught two TD passes to beat the Frisco club. The contest shapes up as a big test of the Eagles' clever defense and the Packers' long-shooting offense. In two games to date, the Packer have scored eight touchdowns against the Eagles' five. The Packers have gained a total of 695 yards
Green Bay Packers (1-1) 35, Pittsburgh Steelers (0-1-1) 33
Sunday October 7th 1951 (at Milwaukee)
rushing and passing against the Eagles' 557.
PACKERS EYE UPSET OVER EAGLES
OCTOBER 13 (Green Bay) - The Packer, victory-minded and convinced they can stand up to anything the NFL has to offer, will go after another upset against the high-flying Philadelphia Eagles at City Stadium Sunday afternoon. That is, the sharpies will consider it an upset if it happens. But not Gene Ronzani's aroused operators, who figure they hit their real stride in nipping Pittsburgh in a dazzler last week in Milwaukee and therefore have an even chance at least. The Eagles, leading the American Conference, are one of only three teams still undefeated after two weeks of league play. Detroit, setting the National Division pace, and the Giants are the others. The latter were held to a 13-13 tie by Pittsburgh. As usual, the Packers will depend on their one-two passing punch, Tobin Rote and Bobby Thomason, for the victory spark. Which half will it be? Only the game will tell. Last week it was Rote. Two weeks ago against the Bears, Thomason was the boss pitcher. One thing for sure. Eleven different receivers - Bob Mann, Ray Pelfrey and Tony Canadeo among them - are able and ready to cooperate. Matching aerial shots with the Packer duo will be Adrian Burk, no mean pitcher himself. Pete Pihos, Bob Walston and Bud Grant top a list of assorted catchers ready to do Green Bay dirt in the long gainer department. Steve Van Buren will be aided and abetted by the likes of Bobby Ebert, Bosh Pritchard and Clyde Scott in grinding out yards on the ground. The Ronzanimen's quick comeback after the opening loss to the Bears is expected to be reflected in the crowd, for more than 20,000, possibly a sellout, are expected to be in the stands at 1:30 kickoff time. The spotlight Sunday rightfully will be turned on Detroit where the Lions and Rams hook up in a showdown battle. Rounding out the day's full schedule will be: Cardinals vs. Giants in New York; Yanks vs. Bears in Chicago; Forty-niners vs. Steelers in Pittsburgh; Redskins vs. Browns in Cleveland.