(GREEN BAY) - The Packers and Lions treated the football like a hot potato Sunday and consequently had to settle for a 13-13 tie. The defending champions should have won but if they had, it would have been a most undeserving fate for a fighting Green Bay team which clamped the lid on four Detroit scoring chances in the fourth quarter. After a climatic finish of fumble, fumble....who's got the fumble, 32,053 partisans filed out of City Stadium limp, probably pinching each other if it were really true what had happened. Unbelieving as it may seem, the kings of the 1957 pro league had four golden opportunities to punch over the winning points and blew them all.
These were the infamous...or better, famous fourth quarter plays:
* Ken Webb fumbled on the Packer 10. Ray Nitschke recovered.
* Bobby Layne's pass was intercepted by Hank Gremminger on the Packer 10.
* Jim Martin missed a 15 yard field goal attempt.
* Gil Mains recovered Joe Francis' fumble on the Packer 10.
The errors boomeranged four plays later when Carlton Massey recovered Gene Gedman's fumble on the Packer 16. The pressure became unbearable waiting for the Lions to do it. But here was a Packer defense which rose to the occasion as never before. That tie was by all means a moral victory. The Packers did their scoring in the first half on two field goals by Paul Hornung and a 40 yard touchdown pass from Bart Starr to Max McGee.
Tobin Rote sparked the Lions' first touchdown in the second period, hitting Jim Doran on a 65 yard pass play. Bobby Layne missed the PAT - an unforgivable error the way things turned out. However, he pitched out to Webb, who scored the second Detroit touchdown in the third period and this time tacked on the conversion. There was some reason to believe the Packers, too, could pull this one out of the fire. Starr, who for some strange reason is successful against the Lions, was having a good day. He completed 18 of 31 passes for 196 yards and one touchdown. But on a fourth down and one situation from his own 29, Starr injured his ankle after picking up the "must" first down. Babe Parilli was dressed in street clothes on the sidelines, so Coach Scooter McLean had no other choice but to send the rookie for Oregon State -  Francis - into this emotion-packed situation. Could Francis do it? He hit Gary Knafelc for 13 yards on his very first pass. His second try just missed the outstretched fingers of scooting McGee on the Lion 10. On third down
he had to eat the ball and was thrown for a 23 yard loss. The Honolulu gridder was given a boisterous ovation when he came out. Yet, Francis blew things sky high the second time he went in. Up to his neck with red-dogging Lions, Francis took a cue from the screaming fans and ran for his life from the Packer 19 after another Yale Lary punt had the Bays in the hole. He broke through for seven yards before two Lions lowered the boom on him. The ball bounced up and Gil Mains pounced on it on the Bay 17. Francis escaped the goat tag when Massey recovered Gedman's fumble three plays later. While Rote could only direct two first downs for Detroit in the first quarter, Green Bay scored the first time it got the ball. Starr kept connecting on the crucial third down pass, hitting Billy Howton for 19, McIlhenny for 12 and Steve Meilinger for 12 as the Packers drove from their 16 to the Lion 7. But from the 7 it looked like old times when three plays gained only two yards. So the Packers settled for Hornung's 15 yard field goal with less than three minutes to play in the first quarter. The Lions were on their own 18 midway through the second quarter when they came to life. After two running plays gained nothing, Rote was roughed up by the Packers on third down - and the penalty proved costly, indeed. It gave Tobin the one chance he needed. He spotted Doran getting the jump on the Packer secondary and fired the bomb. Doran bobbled it three or four times before it looked for sure he could do it - but he did it, 65 yards and the touchdown. With Rote holding, Layne was expected to do what comes naturally in pro ball. But a bad pass from center and a bad kick eventually cost the Lions the ball game. Green Bay came right back, marching 81 yards in 11 plays to go out in front again. A defensive holding penalty on Detroit was a big break when a third down pass sailed off target. Starr made the most of the break and tossed a perfect strike to McGee, ridden by Lary. But "Maxie the Taxi" shook off the pest on the Detroit 10 and went into the end zone standing up. It was a perfect 40 yard scoring play. Hornung converted. The Lions tied it up after Gary Lowe intercepted a Starr pass on the Packer 41 in the third quarter. A roughing penalty on Meilinger moved Detroit to the 26. On the fifth play, Webb scored from the four after taking a Layne pitchout. Layne's PAT tied the score. The Packers fizzled a couple of scoring opportunities when Hornung missed field goal attempts from the 20 and 37, while the Lions' Martin failed from the 33. Not only did the defense hold the Lions when it counted, but it gave up a measly 33 yards the champs, yet. McLean had the game's best runner in McIlhenny (37 yards in 10 carries), and the best passer in Starr. Doran was the big man for the Lions, catching four passes for 133 yards and one TD. The Packers came up with a good defensive game...But they'll have to be a heck of a lot better if they expect to win their first game of the season against the Colts in Milwaukee next Sunday.
DETROIT   -  0  6  7  0 - 13
GREEN BAY -  3 10  0  0 - 13
1st - GB - Hornung, 15-yard field goal GREEN BAY 3-0
2nd - DET - Jim Doran, 65-yard pass from Tobin Rote (Kick failed) DETROIT 6-3
2nd - GB - McGee, 40-yard pass from Starr (Horning kick) GREEN BAY 10-6
2nd - GB - Hornung, 20-yard field goal GREEN BAY 13-6
3rd - DET - Ken Webb, 4-yard run (Bobby Layne kick) TIED 13-13
OCTOBER 6 (Milwaukee Journal) - Longtime friends George Wilson of the Detroit Lions and Ray McLean of the Packers beat the Monday Morning Quarterbacks to the punch here Sunday. They organized their own Second Guessers club dedicated to finding out who stole the foot from football. Both the Lions and the Packers had opportunities to win with field goals. Both failed. And both Wilson and McLean second guesses themselves on their choice of kickers. "I almost second guessed myself on that field goal," McLean said, referring to the 37 yard try that Paul Hornung missed in the third quarter with the score tied 13-13. "I had Kramer (Jerry) standing beside me and almost put him in for the try." The Lions had even more to mope about. Jim Martin misfired from 15 yards with time running out and the score still tied. Why did Wilson use Martin for the kick instead of Bobby Layne, who heretofore had been the Lions' kicker from short range? "We haven't used Bobby at all for field goals this year," Wilson said. "Ever since Layne hurt his ankle last year, we've used Martin. I'll admit I thought about using Layne instead of Martin." McLean was especially proud of the Packers' defense. "As many times as they had the ball, we stopped them every time," he said. "That's what I call a real defensive game, both ways. They were hitting real good, real good." Even in the gloom of their tie, McLean began thinking about the game in Milwaukee against the Colts next Sunday. "Maybe we'll get things together this week and bounce those Colts," he said. "They'll be ripe." McLean has troubles, however, in preparing for the Colts. Three key Packers limped out of the game Sunday, all with ankle injuries - quarterback Bart Starr, defensive end Jim Temp and linebacker Bill Forester. Hornung also suffered a broken finger on his ball toting right hand. Already out with injuries were quarterback Babe Parilli, linebacker Tom Bettis and halfback Al Carmichael. "I think Starr'll be all right," McLean said. Will Parilli be ready to play in the next game? "I sure hope so," McLean said. "If he isn't, we're hurting." Rookie Joe Francis, who had not been in a game since an exhibition against the New York Giants in Boston September 6, was thrust into the breach in the late going after Starr's injury. Francis didn't become the hero although he didn't miss by much. "I was thinking about a lot of things when I got in ther," Francis said. "I just wish we hadn't been so deep in our own territory." Francis passed a long one to Max McGee, which would have produced a touchdown if McGee had not either paused to look for the ball or been delayed by a defensive back. There was nothing wrong with the pass. Packer tempers flared twice, each time costing 15 yards and once sending the Lions off to a touchdown. On Starr's pass in the third quarter, Steve Meilinger of the Packers and Gary Lowe of the Lions apparently shared possession of the ball. Officials ruled an interception whereupon Meilinger threw the ball to the ground. "He intercepted the ball all right," Meilinger said in the dressing room. "I thought I could sneak it away from him before the officials saw it." Len Ford also lost his temper and was ejected. "That Creekmur had been holding me all day," Ford said. "The official called holding on him after I'd been tossed out. It was just a token call. If the commissioner asks, 'Did they call holding?' they can say, 'Sure, we called holding in the game.' " Howard (Hopalong) Cassady of the Lions was also thrown out of the game. Cassady was called for kicking on Ken Webb's four yard touchdown run. The officials ruled that the infraction occurred after Webb crossed the goal and so the Lions were penalized on the kickoff, not deprived of a touchdown.
OCTOBER 6 (Green Bay) - The Packers, with seven men on the ailing list, will go back to contact work this week in preparation for Sunday's game with the Colts at Milwaukee. Scrimmage during the week are an almost unheard thing among the pros once the league season gets underway. However, Coach Scooter McLean ordered the rough stuff because his offense has had trouble scoring. "I hate to do this," McLean said Monday after reviewing Sunday's 13-13 tie with the Lions. "But we've got to beat that one, two, three red-dog (shooting linebackers) if we expect to win." McLean believes his club can win if it gains more than 300 yards a game. Against the Lions, the Packers picked up 322...yet were darn lucky to gain a tie. "We should have scored a touchdown on that first drive," McLean said, referring to a 77-yard match which fizzled after three plays inside the Detroit 10. Bart Starr, who played a whale of a game, was given the full treatment by the red-dogging Lions. There was no chance to set up a touchdown play, a 15-yard field goal being the only salvation. The injury report is frightening. Starr's sprained ankle may be serious enough to keep him out of the Baltimore game. Alternate quarterback Babe Parilli still can't throw a ball because of a rib injury. Paul Hornung broke a finger so he won't be any passing threat on the option. That leaves rookie Joe Francis as the only able tosser. If things remain as black as they looked Monday, Francis might have to go all the way Sunday. Defensemen Bill Forester and Jim Temp reported to Bud Jorgensen's training table with leg injuries. Halfback Al Carmichael and linebacker Tom Bettis sidelined for three weeks, may be ready for the Colts. Defensively speaking, McLean pointed to some pretty neat statistics. His Packers held the Lions to one first down rushing; 33 yards all afternoon. Green Bay also recovered three Detroit fumbles and intercepted one pass. "Our deep secondary and linebackers met their outside running plays," McLean explained, "and our line nailed their inside stuff. We pursued their plays very well...and movies prove it." Looking to Sunday's big task, McLean said the Colts are "one of the real powerhouses in the league. Jonny Unitas is completing passes like mad and they've got the horses to go with the passing." "We'll show up Sunday," Scooter said with a grin. "But we'll have to come up with some radically changed offensive plans if these injuries don't heal."
OCTOBER 7 (Milwaukee Journal) - Scooter McLean, Green Bay's coach, is so concerned about pass protection that he is putting his Packers through man to man contract work this week. This is unusual in professional football. Generally the Packers and other team wear pads on Wednesdays and Thursdays for blocking against dummies, shield and sleds, but the pros avoid man to man contact once the season has started. McLean feels the contact is necessary in this case to get ready for Green Bay's game with undefeated Baltimore, Western Division leader, at Milwaukee County Stadium Sunday. "We've got to work on our pass protection," McLean said Tuesday. "We've got to get better blocking, both by the line and by the backs, straightened out so we can pick these linebackers who are shooting through. We're not picking them up and they're getting to the quarterback too fast. That's ruined our passing game. I figure the only way to straighten it out is by work against actual competition. We'll send in our defensive men in practice and let our blockers work on them until they're straightened out on all the defenses that we must face." The Packers' situation may not be desperate but the fact that they managed only a tie in their first two home games is not encouraging. The Chicago Bears beat them and the Detroit Lions almost beat them. In each case, the Green Bay offense fell down. The running was all right, if not spectacular, but the passing had no knockout punch. Around the league, it is figured that a team must win its home games. Then if it can score a victory or two on the road, it is in contention. So the Packers' outlook is hardly optimistic with one-third of its "home" schedule played and no victories. McLean said Tuesday that the injury situation was "not as bad as it looked" after Sunday's game. "Oh, there are a few who will be real gimpy for two or three days," the coach said, "but the gimpiness should be gone by the weekend." Linebacker Bill Forester, defensive end Jim Temp and quarterback Bart Starr all have twisted ankles. Babe Parilli has sore ribs, souvenirs of the Bear game. Halfback Paul Hornung has a broken finger. On the brighter side, linebacker Tom Bettis and halfback Al Carmichael, who were injured in the exhibition season, may be ready to play for the first time in a league same Sunday. Carmichael, who had a bum ankle, ran a bit Monday on his own and said he felt ready to go. Bettis has been out for almost a month with a dislocated elbow.
OCTOBER 8 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Packers will spring some animals of their own here Sunday - defensive demons who would like nothing better than to cut Baltimore's rambunctious hosses down to mere Colts. What used to be a Packer weakness - the defensive unit - is now the club's strong point...thanks to some shrewd drafting, wise trading and top notch coaching. Ray Richards, the likeable gent who was head man for the Cardinals last season, has taken charge of the Green Bay defense and the results are amazing. Last Sunday his "animals" held the defending champion Lions to one first down rushing, 33 yards in all. Better yet, Richards' boys pressured Detroit into fumbling six times. The last Lion bobble cost 'em the ball game. Stadium goers Sunday can see for themselves. But you better buy a program because there are four new men who are well worth watching. Middle linebacker Ray Nitschke, whom the Packers picked up in the third round in last year's draft, has been the big find. The 6-3, 220 pound rookie is hot of the Illinois gridiron, where he was used as a fullback. Nitschke won respect around the Big 10 for his blocking, even though he led the Illini in scoring with five touchdowns. Nitschke got his first taste of the pros in the All-Star game. The Lions had him running around like a mad man; they fooled him time and again. But under Richards' wing, Nitschke has learned not to be lured out of position. He loves body contact and has tremendous desire. Dan Currie, Green Bay's No. 1 draft choice, was the defensive ace of the All-Star game. His pre-season play with the Packers was not impressive, but Richards knows he has a good one. Against the Lions, Currie got his first real shot when veteran Bill Forester was sidelined with an ankle injury. And he looked good. This rookie is labeled "can't miss" by ever pro coach. The acquisition of Lenny Ford from the Browns and J.D. Kimmel from the Redskins adds spunk to the Packer line. Ford, in his 11th season of pro ball, didn't go all out in exhibition play. A veteran like Ford doesn't have to, but the Bears and Lions will vow Lenny is back at his old tricks. Richards is also pleased with the work of ends Jim temp and Nate Borden. And Carlton Massey, who is playing as a linebacker for the first time, has found himself. Green Bay led the league in interceptions last season and that secondary is still intact. All-Pro Bobby Dillon, Hank Gremminger, Johnny Symank and Billy Kinard, with a helping hand from newcomer Alton (Monk) Romine, are clicking again as indicated by three interceptions in the first two games. Last but not forgotten is Tom Bettis, sidelined for the past three weeks with an elbow injury. Bettis is aching to get back. He's got to beat out that guy Nitschke and figures the time will come Sunday. The Colts, who have always regarded the Packers as a vicious team, will find an even meaner club Sunday. These guys are hungry.
OCTOBER 8 (Milwaukee Journal) - Green Bay's pro football season is one-sixth gone and no victories. The Chicago Bears beat the Packers rather handily in the opener. The Detroit Lions, hardly resembling the champions they are supposed to be, let Green Bay off the hook last Sunday with a 13-13 tie. So far, at least, this is 1957 all over again, even though Ray (Scooter) McLean has replaced Lisle Blackbourn as head coach and the material is admittedly better than a year ago. Scoring punch is lacking. Injuries and mistakes are overabundant. In two games, Green Bay has scored three touchdowns all told. One was against the Bears after the issue had been decided. Bob Dillon, defensive back, made the first touchdown when he returned an interception. So that leaves only one touchdown when it really counted for the offense. That was on Bart Starr's 40 yard pass to Max McGee against Detroit. At that, Starr had to connect twice. On the play before, he fired what looked like a scoring pass but Bill Howton, racing down the sideline, couldn't hold on to it. Paul Hornung has kicked four field goals in two games. He is doing all right as place kicking replacement of the retired Fred Cone. On two of Hornung's field goals, Green Bay settled for three points because it couldn't keep going for seven. The finishing punch is missing. The Packers not only have shown inability to take advantage of scoring situations in close, they have revealed no long distance punch. The backs, especially Don McIlhenny and Howie Ferguson, run well enough for short and medium yardage, but the long gain is not there. The passing has been mostly of the short variety. If Howton and McGee have been able to shake defenders, the ball has not been thrown their way. Injuries are making things no better. Starr and Babe Parilli, veteran quarterbacks, both are hurting. Starr played against Detroit despite a bad ankle and Parilli missed the game because of sore ribs. The third quarterback, Joe Francis of Oregon State, is a promising rookie, but the NFL isn't much of a place for a rookie quarterback to have to carry the load, especially if he played tailback in the single wing at college. Hornung, who had quarterback experience last year, has a broken finger on his right hand. The Packer defense failed to stop the Bears but against Detroit's sputtering attack it looked good, especially against the running. Two veteran linebackers are out with injuries - Tom Bettis and Bill Forester - but Green Bay is blessed with fine rookies at their positions in Ray Nitschke and Dan Currie. Not the least of Green Bay's troubles against Detroit were penalties for pique. Len Ford, who has been around almost since the league was formed, was thrown out for kicking. Not only was his presence missed at defensive end but the big man gave Detroit 15 yards by letting Lou Creekmur get his goat. Creekmur is an old master at this sort of thing. The surprising thing is that Ford would fall into his trap. Steve Meilinger cost Green Bay another unnecessary 15 yards by slamming the ball into the ground when the officials called an interception by Detroit. Meilinger and Gary Lowe of Detroit had been wrestling for the ball. When asked about it after the game, Meilinger bluntly answered, "Sure, he intercepted the ball. I thought I could sneak it away from him before the officials saw it." So Meilinger, to finish his great acting job, feigned anger over the call. the 15 yard penalty that ensured made Detroit's tying touchdown that much easier. Whether Green Bay will straighten out is a matter of conjecture. The Packers' next game will be against the Baltimore Colts at County Stadium Sunday. The Colts whipped the Bears, 51-38, and the Bears beat the Packers, 34-20. The scores would indicate that Green Bay's job will be a big one, to say the least.
OCTOBER 8 (New York) - Pro football is more complex than ever but you can't keep a smart rookie down. A bigger and better-than-usual crop of rookies, led by tackle Lou Michaels of Kentucky and halfback Jimmy Pace of Michigan came up to the NFL this season to disprove the old theory that a green kid just out of college can't hold his own with a seasoned pro. Michaels is a regular defensive tackle for the Rams, miserable for opposing quarterbacks. Pace is running for the Forty-Niners this year in the same manner as at Michigan a year ago. Partly because Coach Paul Brown had such spectacular success with rookies at Cleveland last season every club in the league is relying heavily on yearlings in '58. A total of 91 newcomers was on the payroll of the 12 clubs for last Sunday's league openers. Brown, who rebuilt with 12 rookies last year and carried off a division title with their help, added another nifty group to his young team including Bob Mitchell of Illinois, Leroy Bolden and Jim Ninowski of Michigan State and guard Gene Hickerson of Mississippi. In Mitchell and Bolden, the latter a jet pilot fresh from Air Force duty, Cleveland has the swiftest pair of left halfbacks in the trade. Ninowski is No. 2 quarterback behind Milt Plum, an "old hand" in his second year. The Cardinals have a sharp rookie group including back John David Crow, Texas &M's star of the year in '57. Halfback Bobby Gordon of Tennessee, tackle Jim McCusker of Pittsburgh, defensive back Charley Jackson of Southern Methodist and placekicker Bobby Joe Conrad, another Texas Aggie, who booted four field goals in the All Star game. Most of last year's really hot collegians who turned to the pros made the grade. Alex Karras, Iowa's great tackle, is a starter for the Lions. Dick Klein, Iowa's other tackle last year, made it with the Bears. Oregon's Rose Bowl runner, Jimmy Shanley, is toting the ball for Green Bay. The Packers also have linebacker Dan Currie, Michigan State's tremendous center of '57. Walt Kowalczyk, Michigan State's All-America halfback, is running for the Eagles. Other prominent rookies include tackle Frank Youso of Minnesota (Giants), quarterback Frank Ryan of Rice (Rams), center Chuck Howley of West Virginia (Bears), halfback Phil King of Vanderbilt (Giants), defensive back Ray Brown of Mississippi (Colts) and Auburn end Jimmy Phillips (Rams). But in this day of vast scouting systems employed by all clubs, a trick once restricted to George Halas and his Bears "alumni", many a small college ace is popping into view. Mike Sommers of George Washington is rambling for the Redskins. John Baker of North Carolina College is a Los Angeles tackle. Leonard Lyles of Louisville is a Baltimore end. Why so many rookies this year? The Giants, league champions in '56, were stand-patters last year and the veterans were dead from mid-season on, according to Coach Jim Lee Howell. Pro football may be complex, but it's also a game for the young, swift and strong. 
OCTOBER 9 (Milwaukee Journal) - After two weeks, the NFL has only two undefeated teams, Baltimore and Cleveland. Baltimore will be here Sunday to meet the Green Bay Packers at County Stadiuym. The kickoff will be at 1:05 p.m., with no television in Milwaukee, Green Bay or Madison. Baltimore started fast last year, too. The Colts won their first three games, galloping over Green Bay here, 45-17, in the third game. That defeat, more than any other, probably cost Lisle Blackbourn his job as Green Bay coach. Now Ray (Scooter) McLean, last year's backfield coach, must face the Colts. Whereas Blackbourn brought his team in here with a 1-1 record, McLean only has a tie to show for two games in Green Bay. McLean knows he faces a big job. He must get his offense moving and this may not be easy against the big and active Colt line. Baltimore's secondary still has leaks, but a fearsome rush by its line often covers up. Green Bay has shown no long range passing threat, anyway. A year ago, Baltimore ran out of gas at the end of the season. The Colts had a one game lead with two games to go and finished third in the Western Division, getting no part of the playoff. This year, Coach Wilbur (Weeb) Ewbank, his job in jeopardy, took it easy in the exhibitions. He was booed for it in Baltimore but when the season opened his team was ready. He hopes it will last this time. Like all pro teams, Baltimore resembles a yo-yo - up one week and down the next. In the opener against Detroit, the Colts did not play particularly well, but since the champion Lions played even worse, Baltimore won, 28-15. The Lions were not impressed. George Wilson, Detroit coach, said, "They wanted to give us the game, but we wouldn't take it." Last Saturday night, the Colts were higher than a weather balloon. They rushed away to a 27-3 first quarter lead and finally beat the Chicago Bears, 51-38. McLean hopes this will be Baltimore's week to be down. With last year's game here an exception, the Colts generally do not play well on the road. That, and the fact that Green Bay is due for a good one after last Sunday's 13-13 fiasco with Detroit, gives the Packers hope. The handicappers, however, like Baltimore.
OCTOBER 10 (Milwaukee Journal) - Green Bay's hope against Baltimore in their NFL game at County Stadium Sunday receives little encouragement from the statistics. Unbeaten Baltimore not only has two victories against Green Bay's defeat and a tie, the Colts have 11 touchdowns to Green Bay's three. The Colt offense is built around quarterback Johnny Unitas. Some thought it was a fluke when he passed for 24 touchdowns last season.This year, in two games, he has already pitched six touchdowns. Unitas is especially effective on the "slant in" maneuver with Raymond Berry his favorite target. Berry, from a flanked position, cuts diagonally toward the middle. He gets between Unitas and the defender. If Unitas can put the ball in his hands as he moves at this angle, there is nothing the defense can do but chase Berry and try to tackle him. Unitas has completed 33 out of 66 passes for 50%. He has gained 448 yards and has lost only 20 trying to pass. Unitas also ranks fourth among Baltimore runners with 26 yards in seven carries. Ray (Scooter) McLean, Green Bay coach, observed, "Unitas is a good runner. If the defensive men don't keep their lanes pursuing him, he's gone." Berry has caught 14 passes for 212 yards. He got 10 in the Detroit game. Lenny Moore, the Colts' leading rusher with 107 yards in 17 carries, is second among pass receivers with nine catches for 177 yards. Alan (The Horse) Ameche, former Wisconsin star, is the Colts' inside runner. He has gained 99 yards in 20 carries. L.G. Dupre has 81 for 24 tries. Jim Mutscheller, a good blocker, plays the end opposite Barry. He has caught four passes for 49 yards. Lenny Lyles, rookie from Louisville, adds speed in the backfield. He returned a kickoff 103 yards against the Chicago Bears. By way of comparison, Bart Starr, Green Bay's leading quarterback, has completed 25 out of 44 passes for a fine 56.8%, but his throws have gained only 274 yards. Don McIlhenny is Green Bay's leading rusher with 89 yards in 15 tries. Howie Ferguson leads Packer receivers with seven catches for 80 yards. Max McGee has been getting better distance, however, with 119 yards on four catches. On defense, Baltimore's front line of Gino Marchetti, Don Joyce, Gene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb and Art Donovan or Ray Krouse discourages running and rushes the passer hard. Baltimore already has eight interceptions (Green Bay has three). Rookie Ray Brown, linebacker Bill Pellington and Andy Nelsen each have two interceptions.
OCTOBER 11 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Now that the World Series has been washed down the drain, Milwaukeeans can get their first look at NFL competition at the Stadium Sunday when the victory hungry Packers battle the unbeaten Colts. Ticket Director Bob Schwartz, eyeing good football weather, predicted a crowd of 27,000. The game will not be televised in Milwaukee, Green Bay or Madison. Scooter McLean's Packers, winless after two starts, are listed as a 6-point underdog against the title-bidding Colts. But what a beating the oddsmakers are taking in this sport. Last year Green Bay grabbed a 10-7 halftime lead over Baltimore here but came back to lay a 45-17 "egg". In the return match back East, the Packers came off the floor in the last 20 seconds when Babe Parilli tossed a 75-yard touchdown pass to Billy Howton. McLean, pleased with his defense, has spent all week cranking up a sputtering offense. He even called a 
scrimmage Wednesday, designed to protect passers against shooting linebackers. The injury report, which after the Detroit game listed seven played including quarterbacks Bart Starr and Babe Parilli, looked encouraging Friday. Starr, who reinjured his ankle last Sunday, was back in the harness, and Parilli, who suffered torn chest muscles in the Bear scrap, was throwing well. The only casualty appears to be defensive end Jim Temp, who is hampered with a bad ankle. Tom Bettis returns to a linebacking spot after being sidelined nearly a month and Al Carmichael will be available to run back kickoffs and punts. Weeb Ewbank, who in 1954 said it would take five years to build a representative club to make its presence felt, says his Colts are now grown up and afraid of no one. This is a veteran team as attested by only three rookies who were kept. And it's ready to take charge in the Western Division after coming up with its first winning season (7-5) last year. "They're tough, all right," McLean said Friday. "That (Johnny) Unitas is really throwing." Unitas, who was the league's top touchdown thrower last season, has already produced six TD strikes. "And (Lenny) Moore not only is a breakaway threat, but he's a good pass receiver, too. And they've got (Al) Ameche and (L.G.) Dupre to go with them." When asked what kind of chance his Packers have Sunday, McLean answered, "pretty good. We've had some real good drills this week and our boys are ready to knock someone off."
Green Bay Packers (0-1-1) 13, Detroit Lions (0-1-1) 13 (T)
Sunday October 5th 1958 (at Green Bay)