GAME RECAP (ASSOCIATED PRESS)
(DALLAS) - The passing of Tobin Rote and Babe Parilli shot the Green Bay Packers to a 24-24 triumph over the Dallas Texans Saturday night. Rote tossed two scoring aerials and Parilli added another as the Packers pulled even in four league games. Rote's aerial to Bobby Mann in the opening quarter gave Green Bay first blood in their Texas invasion. But Mann had to do a bit more than just catch a pass. First, he faked Stanley Williams, a defensive standout, out of position and then when he was knocked down on the 6 he crawled across for the score. The Packer drive began on the Dallas 48 after Chuck Ortmann fumbled and John Martinkovic recovered. Two Texas touchdowns in the second quarter left the Packers behind and put Dallas on the road to their first triumph in four league starts. But it turned out that was all the scoring punch the Texans had. The markers that gave the 14,000 Dallas fans brief hope were turned in by Dick Hoerner on a spinning and twisting 3-yard run and by George Taliaferro, who took Bob Celeri's screen pass on the Dallas 28 and outran the Green Bay secondary. Rote's passing tied it up in the third frame. He shot one to end Bill Howton from the Texans' 22 and Fred Cone converted to make it 14-all. Eight plays later, after Dallas lost the ball on a fumble, the Packers zipped ahead on Bill Reichardt's field goal from the 22. Parilli came through in the final period, passing to Howton from the Dallas 10 for the 6 points. Rote, who went into the game as the leagues' top passer, hit on 11 of 20 passes for 117 yards. The Packers bump into the Detroit Lions at Green Bay Sunday.
GREEN BAY -  7  0 10  7 - 24
DALLAS    -  0 14  0  0 - 14
1st - GB - Mann, 28-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - DAL - Dick Hoerner, 3-yard run (Chubby Grigg kick) TIED 7-7
2nd - DAL - George Taliaferro, 72-yard pass from Bob Celeri (Grigg kick) DALLAS 14-7
3rd - GB - Howton, 22-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) TIED 14-14
3rd - GB - Reichardt, 32-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-14
4th - GB - Howton, 10-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) GREEN BAY 24-14
Green Bay Packers (2-2) 24, Dallas Texans (0-4) 14
Saturday October 18th 1952 (at Dallas)
NEWS AND NOTES
PACKERS TO BATTLE FOR SECOND PLACE
OCTOBER 21 (Green Bay) - The Green Bay Packers will battle for second place in the National Conference when they engage the Detroit Lions in an NFL game at City Stadium at 1:30 Sunday afternoon. A crowd of more than 20,000 is expected for the crucial match, the loser of which will be virtually out of championship contention. The winner could take over undisputed possession of second place, depending on the outcome of the Chicago Bear-Ram game in Los Angeles. Green Bay, Detroit and the Bears are currently knotted with 2-2 records behind San Francisco's 4-0. LA has 1-3. Both the Packers and Lions warmed up for the "big one" with victories over the weekend, Green Bay beating the Texans at Dallas, 24-14, and Detroit stopping Los Angeles, 24-16, in Detroit. The Packers enter the game as the third highest scoring team in the league, with 101 points, against 122 for San Francisco and 116 for Cleveland. Detroit, by comparison, scored only 44. However, the Lions already played two games against powerful Frisco and came out with a total of three points. Packer head coach Gene Ronzani this week is concentrating on offense. The Bay point-makers were unable to score on a sustained drive out of their own territory, and the three touchdowns and field goal were set up by the defense recovering fumbles in Dallas territory. Once inside the Texan 50, the Packer air game worked to perfection. Tobin Rote threw two touchdown passes - one each to Bill Howton and Bob Mann, and Babe Parilli threw the other to Howton. Bill Reichardt added the field goal from 32 yards out. Returning to Green Bay for the first time as an "enemy" will be Jug Girard, the former Marinette and Wisconsin flash, who is now understudy to Doak Walker with the Lions. Girard played four seasons with the Packers before being traded to Detroit for three players last summer. The Lions, bothered by injuries for their last three games, will be in top shape for the Packers. Returning after being sidelined for short spells are Walker, the great halfback; Pat Harder; and Leon Hart, the gigantic end.
LIONS TAKING SHAPE
OCTOBER 22 (Detroit) - It looks very much as through the football team Coach Buddy Parker planned for his 1952 Detroit Lions will shape next Sunday when the Motor City
eleven meets the Packers at Green Bay's City Stadium. The Lions
are deadlocked with Green Bay and Chicago Bears for second place
in the NFL's National Conference. Detroit brushed aside Los Angeles,
24-16, while the Packers dissolved Dallas, 24-14, last week. The
Lions won because fullback Pat Harder refused to sit on the bench
any longer. End Leon Hart endured extra leg pains to aid the cause,
but halfback Doak Walker failed to get into the game at all. It looks
now as if Doak might return to his left halfback spot against the
Packers. For the past two Sundays, his position has been filled by
Jug Girard, a journeyman pro well-geared in the knowledge of
Packerland football. When the Lions obtained the Jugger from Green
Bay in a trade last August, rumor was that Detroit feared the freak
arm injury suffered by Walker would handicap his effectiveness.
Truth is the injured flipper has healed completely. It is a leg injury
that has restrained him from competition. Therefore, Parker feels
he can bank on his originally-planned backfield of Bob Layne
at quarterback, Walker and Bobby Hoernschemeyer at the halves
and Harder at fullback.
PACKERS' TOBIN ROTE IS NO. 1 PRO PASSER
OCTOBER 23 (Philadelphia) - Tobin Rote of the Green Bay Packers
is the leading passer in the NFL, statistics revealed Thursday. The
former Rice star has competed 26 of 48 passes for a .542
percentage and 428 yards. He has averaged 8.92 yards per try,
slightly more than half a yard more than the runnerup, Frankie Albert
of the 49ers. In addition, the versatile Rote ranks fifth in rushing with
196 yards in 33 attempts. In addition to Rote, Bill Howton of Green
Bay, also a Rice alumnus, lead the pass receivers in yards gained
with 392 despite the fact that he ranks sixth in number of catches
with 14. And Howton shares second place in scoring with Joe Perry
of the 49ers and Elbie Nickel of the Steelers, each with 30 points.
Lou Groza of the Cleveland Browns has 32 points, all on place kicks. The Packers as a team have one of the best offensive records in the league. They rank third in total yards gained, with 1,356; third in yards by rushing with 664; third in yards by passing with 692; fourth in first downs with 66; third in points scored with 101; second in pass completion percentage with .519 and have had the fewest passes intercepted. Fred Cone of the Packers ranks ninth in rushing with 173 yards and Clarence Self of the Packers fifth in returning kickoffs with a 28.3-yard average.
DETROIT LIONS OBTAIN SCOTT
OCTOBER 23 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions, who meet the Packers Sunday at Green Bay, Thursday bolstered their defensive backfield by obtaining veteran halfback Clyde (Smackover) Scott from the Philadelphia Eagles on waivers. Scott, 28, a former Arkansas star, will join the club in time for Sunday's game. At the same time, the Detroit pros released fullback Pete D'Alonzo, former Villanova player, who had filled in for the injured Pat Harder. The Lions also expect to re-sign fullback Ollie Cline, whom they released last month, but he will not be eligible until 30 days have elapsed.
CARDS WAIVER HECKER
OCTOBER 23 (Chicago) - The Chicago Cardinals Thursday claimed defensive halfback Bob Hecker on waivers from the Los Angeles Rams, at the same time asking waivers on halfback Ray Pelfrey. The Cardinals two weeks ago claimed Pelfrey from the Green Bay Packers. Coach Joe Kuharich, meanwhile, named halfback Joe Geri as starting Cardinal left halfback against Geri's former club, the Pittsburgh Steelers, at Comiskey Park Sunday.
PACKERS HOPE FOR LAW OF AVERAGES
OCTOBER 24 (Green Bay) - The Packers hope the law of averages will be on their side when they battle 
the Detroit Lions before more than 24,000 in City Stadium here Sunday afternoon. With good weather, there's hope of a complete sellout. Detroit holds five consecutive victories over the Packers, who figure it's about time the "law" takes a hand. In the overall series, however, the Packers still hold a commanding edge, winning 26 games and losing 11. The clubs have never played a tie.
DOAK MAY START AGAINST PACKERS
OCTOBER 24 (Detroit) - Detroit Lions backfield ace, Doak Walker, was hospitalized Friday for treatment of a leg injury. Walker, sidelined with the injury since October 3, will miss the Lions-Packer game at Green Bay Sunday. Without Walker in the lineup, the Lions have been hard put to win in NFL competition. Coach Buddy Parker said he will start Jug Girard, Bob Hoernschemeyer, Pat Harder and Clyde Scott in the Lions backfield against the Packers.