(MILWAUKEE) - Scooter McLean is probably pulling his last few hairs out trying to figure how his Packers can win in the NFL. His game and determined losers jumped off to a 17-0 lead over the unbeaten Colts at the Stadium Sunday in the first 21 minutes of play. Baltimore, however, with the help of an official's fast whistle, caught up with Green Bay with four minutes remaining in the game and scored its third straight victory, 24-17, when Andy Nelson intercepted a Bart Starr pass and went 52 yards for the clincher with two minutes to go. The Colts are always a tough nut for the Packers to crack and when the Bays have to fight officials, too, the task becomes just about hopeless. Some 24,553 fans screamed "bloody murder" in the second quarter when that frisky one, Nelson, picked up an incompleted Starr pass on the bounce and was given full credit for an interception. The Colts turned the break into their first touchdown nine plays later. Then in the fateful fourth period, Johnny Unitas fumbled when he was viciously racked up on the Packer seven. The ball bounced out of his hands and Ray Nitschke recovered to save what looked like a Packer victory.
But lo and behold, the official gave the ball to Baltimore. The Colts were then extremely happy to settle for Steve Myhra's 14-yard field goal which pulled them even. This is big league officiating? The Packers were ripe for a victory. Starr had a terrific day, completing 26 of 46 passes for 320 yards and one touchdown. He hit eight receivers. Billy Howton had the Colts in a dither, grabbing seven for 92; Don McElhenny caught five for 90 yards and Steve Meilinger snared four for 50. But the Packers didn't have the horses to match the Colts on the ground. Everything, therefore, depended upon Starr's arm. Four (one very much questionable) of Starr's passes were intercepted, the last two changing the tide.
While Nelson was the Colt hero, he had to come up with the big one to escape the goat role. The Memphis State lad really goofed on the Packers' first touchdown when he let Starr's pass go through his arms. McIlhenny took the baton from Nelson and scampered for a 55-yard Bay touchdown after nine minutes of the first period. The Packers stretched their margin to 14-0 the next time they got the ball when Starr sneaked over from the one to climax an 89-yard march in 10 plays. Paul Hornung, who booted both conversions, kicked a 19-yard field goal midway through the second period when the Packers failed to cash in for a touchdown from the Colt 11. The stage was now set for that first questionable call. Starr's pass intended for Howton was off target, as indicated by Billy's stretching act. The ball bounced off the infield dust. Nelson grabbed it and was given authority to keep it.
The Packers should have pulled a Nippy Jones if the official could say it bounced off Howton's foot. But where was the mark? However, this is a hurried game, pro football, and the Colts quickly converted their first touchdown when Unitas sneaked over from the one. Myhra converted and that was the scoring production in the first half. Unitas, although passing for 238 yards, wasn't hitting the long targets very effectively. But he was bound to connect and he did when he hit Jim Mutscheller for a 54 yard touchdown pass with 11:47 of the third period gone.
Mutscheller caught the ball going away and only Bobby Dillon could catch him, but he was already in the end zone. Myhra's PAT cut the Packers' lead to 17-14. After two punt exchanges in the fourth quarter, the Colts came to life when Don Shinnick stole a Starr pass on the Colt 46 and lumbered to the Packer 38. Shinnick previously had dropped two right in his paws. When Unitas couldn't spot his receivers, he shot out of the pocket for 13 yards to the Packer 26. It looked like the Packers might hold 'em when the Colts couldn't punch it over from the five.
And it looked like the Packers had finally come up with that first victory when Nitschke fell on Unitas' fumble on the seven. This call killed Green Bay with 4:11 left in the game. The Colts, realizing they got the break of their lives, were content to go for a tie clinching field goal, as Myhra easily split the uprights from 14 yards out. McLean's gang, who tasted a tie their last time out, had to go for a victory now with time running out. And the way Starr was hitting, there was hope.
A third down pass to Howton gained 17 yards, but the next one backfired when Nelson picked it off and raced 52 yards for the game winning touchdown with 2:12 left to play. Myhra's conversion was the the last point. The Packers were still fighting when they took the kickoff. From their 16 they moved to the Colt 32. But the final play was indicative of the outcome as Shinnick came up with his second interception, snaring Starr's last chance pass.
BALTIMORE -  0  7  7 10 - 24
GREEN BAY - 14  3  0  0 - 17
1st - GB - McIlhenny, 55-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
1st - GB - Starr, 1-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 19-yard field goal GREEN BAY 17-0
2nd - BAL - Johnny Unitas, 1-yard run (Steve Myrha kick) GREEN BAY 17-7
3rd - BAL - Jim Mutscheller, 54-yard pass from Unitas (Myrha kick) GREEN BAY 17-14
4th - BAL - Myrha, 14-yard field goal TIED 17-17
4th - BAL - Andy Nelson, 52-yard interception return (Myrha kick) BALTIMORE 24-17
OCTOBER 13 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Packer Coach Scooter McLean declined to comment on the officiating after Sunday's game with the Colts at the
Stadium - calls which probably cost his club the ball
game. Under NFL rules, McLean had no choice but to
button up or face an imposing fine. Scooter, in a voice
so low it was hard to detect what he was saying,
pointed out that Ray Nitschke was not given credit for
what could have been the game saving fumble recovery
because the play had stopped. "It was a judgment play
- that's all I can say," said McLean. Referee Bob Austin
said later it was a ball dead immediately situation. This
meant Johnny Unitas fumbled on the Packer 7 after the
play had been stopped. "This was a tough one for our
boys to lose," Scooter continued. "Starr was really
picking them apart with those passes...then those
interceptions slipped in. We figured we had to gain
more than 100 yards rushing to keep up with them,"
Scooter said, looking at statistics which showed his
club gained only 61 yards on the ground. "But then we
knew we had 'em beat throwing the short ones. Not
only did it stop them shooting the gap with linebackers,
but we moved well." So now the Packers have only a
13-13 tie with Detroit to brag about. Fullback Howie
Ferguson, however, was of the opinion "we still haven't
played a club better than ours." Over in the Baltimore
dressing room. Coach Weeb Ewbank dished out
praised galore to the Packers. He was happy indeed to
escape with this victory. "I just want to tell you Scooter
has done a fine job with this Packer club," Ewbank
said. "Green Bay is a good club which will get better.
Right now, it's capable of beating anyone." Ewbank
didn't think his passer (Johnny Unitas) was as sharp as
in the Colts' first two wins over the Lions and Bears, but
he quickly added, "maybe the Packer defense had
something to do with that."
OCTOBER 13 (Milwaukee Journal) - Two questionable
officiating calls helped the Baltimore Colts rally and beat
the Green Bay Packers, 24-17, in their NFL game at
County Stadium Sunday. On the first in the second
quarter, Andy Nelson was given an interception on
Green Bay's 46 after the ball had apparently bounced
off the ground. The Packers were ahead at the time,
17-0. Baltimore went on to score its first touchdown. On
the second, late in the fourth quarter with the  Packers
ahead, 17-14, Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas was
tackled and the ball popped loose. Ray Nitschke of the
Packers recovering. The officials ruled that Unitas had
control of the ball when he hit the ground and gave the
ball to Baltimore. The Colts kicked the tying field goal
on the next play. On the "first bounce" interception, two
players said that the ball bounced off Billy Howton's
foot. Referee Robert Austin said the ball "hit him
(Howton) on the leg and caromed off. If it had hit him on
the foot, it would have been illegal kicking." "The ball hit
me on the foot," Howton, Green Bay end, said. "I
looked down and there it was. I saw it too late to do
anything about it." "I was right where I could see it,"
Colt defensive halfback Carl Taseff said. "It hit him on
the foot." Whether the ball hit Howton on the leg or foot
did not matter. An illegally kicked ball is not dead. A 15
yard penalty against the Packers for kicking would have
been declined so the interception would have stood
anyway. On Unitas' fumble, which was not a fumble,
Austin said, "That's what we call a BDI case. That
means ball dead immediately. It was not a fumble.
When the ball carrier has been contacted by a
defensive player and touches the ground, the ball is
dead instantly. He fumbled after he hit the ground."
Three plays before that Unitas had picked up a first
down on Green Bay's five. A penalty marker had gone
down but no penalty was signaled. "There was no
penalty on the play," Austin said. "The penalty marker
was down by mistake." Packer Coach Ray McLean,
disappointed at the 24-17 defeat, was far from discouraged. "That's a tough one to lose," he said. "We played well enough to win. They were giving it everything they had." The quarterbacking, subpar in the first two games, pleased McLain. "Starr was picking 'em apart pretty good." As the game got underway, the Colts put a rush on Starr but eased off soon thereafter. "He was picking the short men," McLean said. "He was playing ball control, retaliating perfectly. We knew we couldn't bet them running. We had to beat them with passing." The final turning point, McLean said, came on the third play of the final quarter when Paul Hornung was stopped on the 11 yard line inches short of a first down. Green Bay at the time still held a three point lead. "A field goal wouldn't have done us any good," McLean said. "We needed a touchdown. If we'd only made that first down..." He pounded his fist in his hand and shook his head disconsolately. Baltimore's Weeb Ewbank, coach of the only undefeated team in the Western Division, lauded the Packers highly. "That's the toughest fight we've had so far," he said. "They (the Packers) have fine receivers and Starr threw real well." Can the Colts, who also won their first three games last year but then lost five of their final nine, go all the way this season? "We'll just have to play each game in time," Ewbank said. "Right now I can't think of anything but the game with Detroit next week."
OCTOBER 14 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Packers influenced everyone but the official Sunday that they have a good football team, one which should be winning as the season goes into its second quarter of play. Yet Green Bay is winless in three starts and now faces the imposing task of rubbing noses with the Redskins in the nation's capital next Sunday. Scooter McLean, hardly as chipper as he was on the eve of the season opener, offered no alibis Monday as he reviewed his club's 24-17 loss to the Colts. However, McLean was downright discouraged when he learned that linebacker Carlton Massey broke his leg and will be out of the lineup four to six weeks. Massey, who has drawn praise from McLean for his play this fall, was hurt on the last kickoff of the game late in the fourth quarter. He left the field under his own power and returned to Green Bay with the club. The leg remained sore overnight and he entered a hospital Monday morning. An X-ray disclosed a fracture of the fibula of the left leg. McLean, remembering seven broken bones which jinxed the Packers, dreads reading Monday morning's injury list. When asked about the loss to the Colts, Scooter quietly said: "Our boys thought they played well enough to win...they fell pretty bad about this one...all we can do now is pick up the pieces and shoot the works against Washington next Sunday." McLean called the third play of the fourth quarter the game's turning point. Paul Hornung failed to gain two yards for a first down on the Colt 11. "If we could have cashed in for a touchdown," McLean said wistfully, "we would have had 'em on the ropes. It would have been a morale breaker for Baltimore." The Packers had a similar opportunity in the second quarter. With third down and two yards to go from the Colt 11, Hornung was dumped for a two-yard loss. Green Bay then had to settle for Hornung's 19-yard field goal which upped the lead to 17-0. The former Notre Dame flash has been no ball of fire as a runner this season. Hornung picked up only three yards in three carries Sunday. Green Bay's ground attack therefore, goes only as Don McIlhenny and Howie Ferguson go. McIlhenny found the Colt defense the toughest yet, picking up 16 yards in 11 carries. As a pass receiver, he was more effective. McIlhenny grabbed five for 90 yards. Ferguson is making a determined comeback after knee surgery last winter. He's punching with authority and running over 'em instead of around 'em once again. But the Packers didn't have a Lenny Moore type speedster. Too much depended upon Bart Starr's arm even though the Alabama flipper was having his greatest pro game, hitting 26 of 46 receivers for 320 yards. Four interceptions hurt plenty. Scooter said "these things will straighten out." Starr is one of the most accurate passers in the business. "He got good protection," McLean insisted, "and he passed well." McLean said he would start Starr against the Skins. And he won't alternate his quarterbacks for the sake of alternating.
OCTOBER 14 (Green Bay) - The Packers Tuesday acquired defensive halfback Jesse Whittenton on waivers from the Bears. Whittenton will replace Carlton Massey, who suffered a broken ankle in Sunday's game with Baltimore and has been placed on the Packers' injured reserve list. Massey will be out four to six weeks. The 24-year old Whittenton is in his third season in the NFL. The Bears obtained him from the Rams in a trade but placed him on waivers before the current season opened. He was recently discharged from the hospital after treatment for pleurisy. He has been working out with the Packers for several weeeks on a look-see basis.
OCTOBER 14 (Milwaukee Journal) - George Wilson, coach of Detroit's fallen champion Lions, phrased it this way for pro football coaches: "Any time you get
inside their 30, you've got to come away with some
points. Maybe you won't score a touchdown, but you'd
better at least get a field goal." The Lions play it that
way. They kicked a field goal on fourth down from the
one last year in San Francisco. Paul Brown of the
Cleveland Browns, an eminently successful coach,
plays it the same way. Lou (The Toe) Groza is his
weapon on fourth down within field goal kicking distance.
The Packer s gambled the other way Sunday. They lost
the gamble and the game to the Baltimore Colts at
County Stadium, 24-17. The situation was this: Green
Bay led, 17-14, early in the fourth quarter. The Packers
had fourth down and two yards to go on Baltimore's 13.
The kicking team started onto the field but was waved
back. Instead, quarterback Bart Starr sent Paul Hornung
over right tackle. Hornung didn't make it. Baltimore took
over. The score was still 17-14. If Hornung had kicked
the field goal, not an unreasonable expectancy, the
score would have been 20-14. Ray (Scooter) McLean,
Green Bay coach, said after the game, "A field goal
would not have done us any good. We needed a
touchdown." Subsequent events did not bear this out.
The Colts had fourth down on Green Bay's seven yard
line with little more than four minutes to go after the
officials took Johnny Unitas' fumble away from the
Packers and gave the ball back to Baltimore. The Colts
then went for the field goal and Steve Myhra tied the
score at 17-all. What if Green Bay had scored a field
goal earlier instead of gambling for first down? Then
Baltimore would have had to go for the touchdown.
Would the Colts have made it? Perhaps, but the
percentage and the pressure would have been against
them. Green Bay's running game was not much Sunday,
aside from Howie Ferguson who made 35 yards on nine
carries. The rest of the carriers gained only 26 yards. On
two crucial situations, Hornung was called on for the big
play. He didn't make it in the second quarter and Green
Bay had to settle for three points. He didn't make it in
the fourth period and Green Bay had to give the ball
away with no points, little over 10 yards from the goal.
Hornung, in fact, made only three yards on three carries.
He was the one who failed on fourth down gamble a year
ago against the Bears in Chicago and the Bears went
from there to their winning touchdown. Hornung, the Notre Dame All-American, has been a distinct disappointment as bonus draft choice of a year ago. Considering that Green Bay could run hardly at all against Baltimore, Starr's job as passer is all the more outstanding. Starr possesses the intelligence and the potential to be a fine quarterback. For some reason, the coaching staff vacillated in the exhibition season between Starr and Babe Parilli. Starr needs confidence. He needs to become a take charge guy. He could hardly get that way when the coaches said they didn't know who was No. 1. In Sunday's game here, Starr's passes gained 320 yards. The Packer record for a single game is 335 yards, set by Tobin Rote against Los Angeles in 1951. Cecil Isbell gained 333 yards against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942. Starr completed 26 passes Sunday, as compared with Rote's 20 and Isbell's 10 in their record efforts. The NFL records for yards gained by passing in a single game? Norm Van Brocklin passed for 554 yards on September 28, 1951, as Los Angeles beat the New York Yankees, 51-14. He required 27 completions to go that far. Starr broke two club records with his 46 attempts and 26 completions. The old marks were 42 tries by Rote against the Bears in 1954 and 24 completions by Bobby Thomason against Detroit in 1951.
OCTOBER 15 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Bart Starr established himself Sunday as a take charge quarterback, a No. 1 man needed to fuse the Packers' offense. His passing against the Colts (26 completions for 320 yards) is the best performance by any quarterback in the NFL this season. Starr has always been a "cool" player. But he needed a big showing as a morale builder. Green Bay is blessed with good receivers - Billy Howton, Max McGee, Gary Knafelc Steve Meilinger. Until last Sunday, there were running out just for the exercise. The Bears and Lions red-dogged Starr to death. It was a different story against the Colts. Bart picked 'em apart with the short ones, hitting eight receivers. Baltimore gave up shooting its linebackers when Starr was rapidly firing with perfection. Starr proved he can do the job if he gets protection. He got comparatively loads of it against such renowned Colts as Gino Marchetti, Art Donovan, Gene (Big Daddy) Lipscomb and Don Joyce. Tackle Ollie Spencer came up with his best game since being traded to Green Bay from Detroit. Marchetti was Spencer's target and Ollie took most of the spunk out of the mean one as the game wore on. Starr was a questionable starter Sunday. He suffered a badly sprained ankle in the Detroit game and it was feared just how long he could go against Baltimore. However, the Alabama pro looked good rolling out of the pocket. He'll run, too, once his ankle gets in shape. New that Coach Scooter McLean has found his quarterback, it's time to get a complementary ground attack rolling. The Packers gained only 61 yards rushing against the Colts, 40 yards were called back by penalties. The holes are closing too quickly. When most of the openings are too small for pro football's smallest back, Jim Shanley, what kind of a chance does a bruiser like Howie Ferguson have? Brute force is not enough.
OCTOBER 16 (Milwaukee Journal) - With the NFL season one-fourth over, the Chicago Bears have made the biggest gain over last year. At this stage of the 1957 campaign, the Bears had won none, lost three. Now they have a 2-1 record as owner George Halas coaches them once again. Baltimore and Cleveland, the undefeated division leaders, have made no gain, for they were the only unbeaten, untied teams after three games last year, too. Los Angeles, with a 2-1 record, gained one game in the Western Division, and Philadelphia, with 1-2, is a game better off than last year in the Eastern. The losers include San Francisco, Green Bay, and champion Detroit in the Western and Pittsburgh in the Eastern. Detroit (0-2-1) has slipped a game and a half, San Francisco (1-2) and Pittsburgh (1-2) one game each, and Green Bay (0-2-1) a half game. The Western Division, obviously, has undergone more face lifting. The Eastern Division standings are the same as a year ago, except in the case of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. New York is again 2-1 and Washington and the Chicago Cardinals 1-2 each...Green Bay and Washington, opponents in Washington Sunday, could hardly be more evenly matched in statistics. Green Bay has scored 50 points to Washington's 48 and allowed 71 points compared with 72 for Redskin opponents...LEBARON PRAISED: Joe Kuharich, Washington coach, said Wednesday that the Redskins' troubles were definitely not due to Eddie LeBaron, the quarterback. "To my mind," Kuharich said of LeBaron, "he is the most intelligent, best all-around quarterback in football today. He performs well in every phase of his duties, from play selection to passing. There isn't a quarterback in the league who can pick a defense to pieces like LeBaron, and no one comes close to him in the art of faking." A recent story in a Washington newspaper intimated that LeBaron, a little guy (5 feet 7 inches, 165 pounds) was thinking of retiring, that he was tired of being manhandled by massive linemen. "It's just not true," LeBaron said. "I intend to play at least one more season." He will play against Green Bay Sunday for sure...George Wilson, Detroit coach: "The Rams are the best team we've seen except for maybe the Browns." Wilson was asked if Los Angeles was better than the Chicago Bears. He nodded assent...NO SPECIALIST: Max McGee now punts for Green Bay and plays first string offensive end, as well. The last few year, Dick Deschaine punted for the Packers and did nothing else. Cleveland now
OCTOBER 16 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Comparative statistics can be tossed out the window when Sundays roll around in the NFL. Yet, it's interesting to observe the similarity between the Packers and Redskins, who will battle in Washington this weekend. Here's the picture as the two clubs hit the second quarter pole:
* Washington, a pre-season favorite in the Eastern Division, has been able to win only once, an opening 24-14 conquest over the Eagles. Green Bay, tabbed the most improved team in the Western Division, can half-heartedly brag about holding the Lions to a 13-13 draw.
* The Redskins' hopes rest on the arm of Eddie LeBaron, the league's best passer. Bart Starr, who turned in the top individual passing game in the NFL this season, is the Packers' bread and butter player.
* Washington's rushing attack, once the scourge of the league, has fallen on its face. Green Bay, for the umpteenth season is again having trouble cranking up its ground machinery.
Coach Joe Kuharich, who last season had the 'Skins moving well with his unbalanced T, refuses to blame individuals, merely commenting: "We're not getting the blocking up front and we have too many backs who aren't 100 percent healthy." Kuharich pointed out that backs like Jim Podoley, Ed Sutton, Don Bosseler and Bert Zagers are not in A-1 shape. Bosseler, suffering from an ear infection, is 19 pounds under what he weighed last year. "Everyone of them is just a step slower hitting the holes," Kuharich said. Scooter McLean has discovered that his power guys are better receivers. If the Packers can't punch through 'em, they'll pass over 'em. Neither the Packers nor the Redskins has a leader among the NFL's top 10 ground gainers. Halfback Don McIlhenny paces the Packers with 105 yards in 26 carries. McIlhenny, on the other hand, has caught 10 passes for 99 yards and one touchdown. Fullback Howie Ferguson, who has gained 87 yards in 26 ties, is the league's ninth-ranked receiver, grabbing 12 passes for 121 yards. LeBaron, the little guy with the big savvy, paces the league in passing with an average gain of 9.68 yards for every pass completed. The mighty mite hit on 25 of 44 for 426 yards, two touchdowns and a 56.8 percentage. Starr ranks No. 10 in the league. He has an average gain of 6.6 yards per pass, has completed 50 of 90 for 594 yards for a 55.6 percentage, two of them good for touchdowns. Green Bay could have the advantage in kickoff returns. Al Carmichael and McIlhenny rank 2-3 in the league. Carmichael has a 38.3 yard average and McIlhenny 29. Washington's Joe Scudero is the league's 10th best punt return leader, averaging six yards on 18 tries. The Skins could also have the edge in punting with Sam Baker averaging 45.7. However, Max McGee is improving with each game. The Packers booter has upped his average to 42.4 yards. The Packers have been penalized 198 yards, more than any team in the league. Add these 198 yards to the ground attack and they'd have something.
OCTOBER 17 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Scooter McLean, by no means discouraged even though his club has yet to chalk up a league victory, said his Packers would be in their best shape physically when they take on the Redskins at Washington Sunday (WXIX-TV, WTMJ, 12 o'clock). "It seems good to go into a game in this condition," said McLean Thursday after he directed the Bays through a two-hour drill with emphasis on running plays. Linebacker Carlton Massey, who broke his leg in last Sunday's game against the Colts, is the only casualty. Tom Bettis will start in Massey's spot. Bettis has fully recovered from an elbow injury which sidelined him nearly a month. When asked what it will take to beat the Redskins, Scooter answered, "a lot of good football." McLean realizes his club will have to contend with pro football's best passer in Eddie LeBaron. However, the Packer boss said, "We've got to do more than stop LeBaron - a lot more with the kind of running game they can spring." Scooter singled out Jim Podoley, the former Central Michigan flash, as a "good receiver, good runner and good blocker...a big man in (Joe) Kuharich's unbalanced stuff." This will be Green Bay's first road trip after earning only a tie in three home dates. McLean admitted there is an advantage playing on home grounds. "The crowd," he said, "but we can't let anything like that bother us now." Apparently happy the way his passing clicked against the Colts, McLean said he would stick with the same backfield except for slotback. Here, Gary Knafelc got the starting nod over Steve Meilinger. Bart Starr, it is hoped, will unleash his buggy-whip arm to a host of receivers - Billy Howton, Max McGee, Howie Ferguson, Don McIlhenny and Knafelc. McLean is by no means relying on Starr's arm alone. "Our running against the Colts (61 yards) just wasn't there," Scooter pointed out. "Sure, we were up against a good defensive club...but we've got to open with our running to keep their defense honest." The Packers will wind up drills Friday and take off for Washington Saturday morning. They'll headquarter at a motel in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Sunday's game in Washington marks the first time since 1949 that the Packers have played in the nation's capital. Green Bay lost that one, 30-0. In a return match in Milwaukee (1952), the Packers won, 35-20. The teams have met 10 times since 1937 with Green Bay holding the series edge, six to four.
OCTOBER 17 (Milwaukee Journal) - The Green Bay Packers will go to the other division to find someone in their own league when they meet the Redskins at Washington Sunday. Both NFL teams have had scoring troubles. Each has shown a respectable defense and an inconsistent offense. Green Bay, without victory, has gone without a point in the second half for two straight games - in the 13-13 tie with Detroit and the 24-17 defeat by Baltimore. In fact, Scooter McLean's Packers have scored only seven points in the second half so far this season. That was in the opener when the Chicago Bears, with a 34-13 lead, let up and permitted Green Bay a consolation touchdown. Joe Kuharich's Redskins have not been much better. They went scoreless in the second half last Sunday and lost at home to the New York Giants, 21-14. Like the Packers, they passed up a field goal chance and failed to make a touchdown. They came away with no points in the second half because of the gamble. The Redskins failed to score in the first half the weekend before and lost to the Cardinals at Chicago, 37-10. They have one more victory than the Packers. They won their opener by beating Philadelphia, 24-14, coming from behind with 14 points in the last quarter. Washington is rated the favorite over Green Bay Sunday, perhaps because it will be playing at home. The National Symphony Orchestra will play, too - between halves...Ken Gray, rookie tackle from Howard Payne (Tex.) College, who started training with the Packers, now is with the Cardinals. He was at Pittsburgh briefly.
has Deschaine the specialist. After three games, Deschaine is averaging 43.3 yards a punt and McGee, 42.4, less than a yard difference...Danny Lewis of Wisconsin, back in action for Detroit after a knee injury, gained 54 yards in nine carries against Los Angeles. The rookie fumbled twice, however...Jerry Mertens, former Racine St. Catherine star, has intercepted three passes as defensive back with the San Francisco 49ers. He says he likes the pro game better than the college because he does not take as great a physical beating playing only defense as he did when he went both ways at Drake University.
Baltimore Colts (3-0) 24, Green Bay Packers (0-2-1) 17
Sunday October 12th 1958 (at Milwaukee)