The 1951 Pittsburgh Steelers
(BUFFALO) - Gene Ronzani's Green Bay Packers
took their third and worst licking in eight days here
Sunday afternoon, bowing to the Pittsburgh Steelers
in a loosely-played charity exhibition game, 35-6. A
week ago, they lost to the Philadelphia Eagles in
Milwaukee, 14-10, and on Wednesday night, they
lost to San Francisco in Minneapolis 20-0. A flock of
mistakes by the Packers, fumbles mostly, turned
what could have been a nip and tuck battle into a
route in the fourth quarter. Pittsburgh got three of its
touchdowns in the last 15 minutes of play. The
Steelers turned a blocked field goal attempt into a
scoring position on Green Bay's 46-yard line for their
first touchdown. They picked up a fumble and ran 56
yards for their touchdown early in the fourth quarter.
The rest of the scoring was anti-climactic, particularly
the last touchdown which was set up by an
intercepted pass by Milwaukee's Chuck Ortmann in
Packer territory.
Only bright side to the otherwise dreary afternoon
was Green Bay's 80-yard march for its consolation
touchdown early in the third quarter. It was probably
Green Bay's best offensive maneuver of the exhibition
season, being achieved mainly on the ground. Not a
pass was thrown on 14-play excursion. Jack Cloud,
big gun in the attack, went the last two yards. Again,
as in the San Francisco game, Ronzani used the
game to experiment freely with material which will be
cut to reach the 33-player limit two weeks hence.
Only on the touchdown drive did he have his backfield
of Grimes, Reid, Cloud and either Thomason or Rote
intact. The rest of the time, in line and backfield both,
he used all manner of combinations.
The Packers opened as through to blow the Steelers
off the field. They kicked off, got the ball back on a
punt, and then went 60 yards down the field, reaching
Pittsburgh's 15 before a penalty set them back and
Ted Fritsch tried a field goal from the 34. The ball had
hardly left his toe, however, when it was batted down
and bounced clear back to the Green Bay 46 where
the Steelers took over. On three first downs, the
black-shirted Steelers reached Green Bay's 9 from
where Jerry Nuzum on the first play scooted outside
left tackle for the touchdown. The Packers seemed on their way again, on Pittsburgh's 38-yard line early in the third quarter, where misfortune struck again. Rote fumbled Greiner's hand-off from center, Bill Mc Peak, in from the end, scooped up the loose ball and started on a dash downfield. On Green Bay's 25, he was apparently trapped, but he lateraled to Howard Hartley and he went the rest of the way.
Green Bay's 80-yard touchdown drive followed, making it 14-6. Fritsch's attempt for the extra point hit the crossbar. With most of the second half left, the Packers were back in the game. But once more misfortune struck, Reid fumbled on Pittsburgh's 44 early in the fourth quarter. Al Shipkey recovered and the Steelers immediately scored again. Shipkey, after a short jaunt with the fumble, lateraled to Hays who completed the trip of 56 yards. This was the game, and the Packers in the latter stages fell apart. With eight minutes left, the fleet Ray Matthews raced 85 yards around end for Pittsburgh's fourth touchdown, and with only 10 seconds left, Papich went over center for the the fifth touchdown. Ortmann's interception had provided scoring position. In statistics, it wasn't a 35-6 game at all. The Packers made 13 first downs; the Steelers 11. The Packers completed 7 out of 14 passes for 78 yards; the Steelers 3 out of 14 for 45. The Packers gained 174 yards rushing; the single-wing Steelers 245. But the Packers fumbled five times. 
GREEN BAY  -   0   0   6   0  -   6
PITTSBURGH -   7   0   7  21  -  35
PIT – Jerry Nuzum, 9-yard run (Joe Geri kick)  PITTSBURGH 7-0
PIT – Howard Hartley 62-yard lateral from Bill McPeak after fumble recovery (Geri kick)  PITT 14-0
GB – Cloud, 3-yard run (Kick failed)  PITTSBURGH 14-7
PIT – George Hayes, 56-yard lateral from Jerry Shipkey after fumble recovery (Geri kick)  PITT 21-7
PIT – Ray Matthews, 85-yard run (Geri kick)  PITTSBURGH 28-6
PIT – George Papich, 1-yard run (Geri kick)  PITTSBURGH 35-6
SEPTEMBER 20 (Cleveland) - The Cleveland Browns today announced the trade of four players to the Green Bay Packers for a draft choice and the rights to Bob Gain, All-American tackle from Kentucky. The Packers will get Dan Orlich, an end; Bill Schroll, a guard; and Ace Loomis and Dominick Moselle, both halfbacks. Orlich was with the Packers last season and Schroll starred with La Crosse State Teachers College Cigar Bowl team last year. Moselle, starting his second year with the Browns, had been used mainly on kickoffs and punt returns. The 250-pound Gain was Green Bay's No. 1 choice in the last draft. But he did not sign with the club and is now with Hamilton in the Canadian League. A Browns spokesman said the club has not approached him yet on the question of playing for Cleveland. As is customary, the number of the draft choice Cleveland will receive from the Packers was not disclosed.
SEPTEMBER 21st (Alexandria, VA) - The Packers battle the Washington Redskins here Sunday afternoon in their last warmup before the NFL opener against the Chicago Bears in Green Bay Sunday September 30th. The Packers, in the process of experimenting with new material, will be seeking their second victory in five non-conference games. They opened the campaign by defeating Curly Lambeau's Cardinals 17-14, but then lost to Philadelphia, 14-10, San Francisco 20-0, and Pittsburgh, 35-6, in eight days. The Packers had a full week of training at Buffalo, where they played Pittsburgh last Sunday, to get in trim for the Redskins but the squad isn't in the best of condition. Facing the bone-crushing Pittsburgh single
EXHIBITION - Pittsburgh Steelers 35, Green Bay Packers (1-3) 6
Sunday September 16th 1951 (at Buffalo)
SEPTEMBER 22 (Alexandria, VA) - The Washington Redskins were accorded a two touchdown edge over the Green Bay Packers for their pre-season exhibition here Sunday. The rating came off the Redskins' three victories in six warmups while the Packers have won only one of four training tests. Redskin Coach Herman Ball, eyeing a long injury list, preferred to throttle his optimism, "If we win this one, then I'll know that our luck has taken a turn for the better," he said. He's afraid the Tribe, a trifle travel-weary, will be meeting a team in a better all-around physical condition. Ball plans to let Oklahoma's famed Leon Heath make his pro debut against the Packers while continuing to count on Harry Gilmer, Bill Dudley, Johnny Papit and Bob Goode to carry most of the offensive burden. Dudley will do all of the punting and goal kicking. Packer Coach Gene Ronzani will counter with such veteran backs as Tony Canadeo, Ted Fritsch, Billy Joe Grimes, Bobby Thomason and Jack Cloud. Ronzani is expected to divide quarterback duties between Tobin Rote and Bobby Thomason, former VMI passing star. A crowd of about 10,000 is expected with the weatherman forecasting sunny skies and a temperature around 70.
wing, the Packers came up with a half-dozen assorted injuries. Most serious was tackle Ed Eckers's dislocated elbow, and he will likely be held out of action against Washington.
SEPTEMBER 22 (Alexandria, VA) - The Green Bay Packers and Washington Redskins close out the NFL's exhibition schedule here Sunday before a crowd expected to hit 20,000. The Packers, losers of their last four games, are underdogs and are expected to use the pre-season finale as a testing ground for their oversize squad. About a dozen players must be cut before the NFL opener against the Bears at Green Bay on September 30.