GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(GREEN BAY) - The passing of their dominating quarterbacks, Adrian Burk and Bobby Thomason, carried the Philadelphia Eagles to their fourth straight exhibition football victory Saturday night at they beat the Green Bay Packers, 24-10. A crowd of 12,500 at
Laidley Field saw Thomason engineer two of the
Eagles' three touchdown thrusts. Aside from a first
period field goal, the Packers did not make a serious
bid until the fourth quarter. Green Bay already was
behind, 24-3, when quarterback Tobin Rote got its
attack clicking consistently for the first time. The
Packers drove 80 yards in 10 plays for their
touchdown, covering 44 of the yards on four passes
from Rote to Fred Cone, Joe Johnson, Veryl Switzer
and Gary Knafelc. The pass to Knafelc for six yards
was the touchdown play.
PACKERS TAKE LEAD
Fred Cone booted a field goal from his 40 to put
Green Bay out in front, 3-0, early in the first period.
The lead, which held up until a break midway in the
period, enabled the Eagles to tie the score.
Philadelphia stalled at midfield and Burk punted. Al
Carmichael of the Packers got under the ball but
dropped it on his 30 and Jim Weatherall pounced on
it there for the Eagles. On fourth down, Bobby Walston
kicked a field goal from his 25 to make it, 3-3. The
Eagles began rolling in earnest early in the second
period. In 11 plays, including two passes from
Thompson to Pete Pihos that were good for 20 yards
each, they drove 74 yards for a touchdown. Fullback
Dick Bielski plunged over from the one for the score.
BURK, PIHOS CLICK
Chiefly on Burk's passing, Philadelphia drove 77 yards
in 12 plays for another touchdown after taking the kickoff that opened the second half. Burk passed to Pihos from the two for the score. Green Bay got nowhere after the next kickoff and had to punt. Burk flipped passes to Pihos for 21, 11 and 12 yards and to Bill Stribling for 12 in a 64 yard scoring thrust that took 12 plays. Bielski burst through left tackle for nine yards to score on the second play of the fourth period. Behind 24-3, Green Bay belatedly started rolling up yardage after receiving the next kickoff. Switzer broke loose for a 28-yard gain from the 20 to start the drive. After the Packers had reached the six, Rote connected with Knafelc, who was standing on the goal line in the left corner, for their only touchdown. Burk completed 11 of 21 passes for 145 yards. Thomason made good on eight of 10 for 83 yards. Rote hit on 13 of 31 tries for 172 yards.
PHILADELPHIA - 3 7 7 7 - 24
GREEN BAY - 3 0 0 7 - 10
1st - GB – Cone, 40-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
1st - PHIL - Bobby Walston, 25-yard field goal TIED 3-3
2nd - PHIL - Dick Bielski, 1-yard run (Walston kick) PHILADELPHIA 10-3
3rd - PHIL - Pete Pihos, 2-yard pass from Adrian Burk (Walston kick) PHILADELPHIA 17-3
4th - PHIL - Bielski, 9-yard run (Walston kick) PHILADELPHIA 24-3
4th - GB - Knafelc, 6-yard pass from Rote (Cone kick) PHILADELPHIA 24-10