GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE SENTINEL)
(WASHINGTON) - A rambunctious band of Redskins scalped the Packers, 37-21, Sunday before 25,228 delighted partisans. It sounds like a slaughter but it wasn't. The decision got out of hand because Green Bay couldn't contain Washington once it got into scoring position. The Packers blew two could-be touchdowns and when they finally found the secret of scoring, they were down 34-0, with three fourths of the game wasted away. For the record, the Redskins had possession of the ball only 11 more times than the Packers. The winners gained 446 yards and the losers 425.
STICK OF DYNAMITE
But the Redskins had a Johnny Olszewski, a stick of dynamite as a fullback who blasted through the Packer defense for 165 yards. And Green Bay had feared the little general, Eddie LeBaron. LeBaron didn't disappoint, mind you, but he didn't have to come up with one of those one-man shows with the support he was getting from Olszewski. It was learned after the game that Redskin Coach Joe Kuharich gave the one-time Cardinals wonder boy an ultimatum: "make good or make room".
45-YARD TD RUN
Olszewski had done little to earn his keep until Sunday. But what a comeback! The third time he carried the
ball, Olszewski roared on a quick trip for 45 yards and a touchdown. This play was indicative of more to come. LeBaron didn't fire a single pass in the first quarter, yet the Skins led, 10-0, because of Johnny O's running and the kicking of Sam Baker, one of the best in the business, who split the uprights from 44 yards away with a minute and a half remaining in the initial quarter. But LeBaron opened up in the second quarter and Washington soon had a 17-0 lead, the second touchdown coming on the Mighty Mite's perfect 20-yard
strike to Joe Walton.
38-YD FG
Baker tacked on a 38 yard field goal moments later which left the Packers stunned at halftime, 20-0. It took
the Redskins only nine plays to march 75 yards for their third touchdown as the third quarter started. Again
LeBaron came through hitting rookie Bill Anderson from 33 yards away. Washington turned one of Don McIlhenny's three fumbles into its fourth TD as the third quarter ended. Getting the ball on the Green Bay six, Ed Sutton plunged over from the five and the situation was now way out of hand, 34-0.
SUDDEN AWAKENING
Before explaining the Packers' sudden awakening in the fourth period in which 21 points (the most points Green Bay has scored this season) were chalked up, the events on the first three quarters is positive proof why Game No. 4 went down the drain. Howie Ferguson, on the first play of the game, romped 29 yards. Fergy eventually ended up with 100 yards in 11 carries, but he couldn't carry the whole offense. After the Redskins had scored their first TD, Bart Starr directed the Bays from their 26 to the Washington 17 before his ankle gave out. Starr was forced to leave the game for good. Vito Parilli, the forgotten Babe, got his chance. And on his first call, Parilli hit Howton in the end zone. Billy making a remarkable catch in the right corner.
RULED NO GOOD
The touchdown was ruled no good because of a holding penalty. So, instead of a tied game, Green Bay found itself back on the Washington 37. A fourth down field goal attempt by Paul Hornung was weak. Hornung was no Baker. With the score 17-0 in the second quarter, Baker booted two kickoffs out of bounds. After being penalized twice, maybe a break was coming up for the Packers. McIlhenny, one of the most reliable ball carriers on the club, fumbled Baker's third kick and desperately fell on it, putting the Packers in a deep hole on their 10.
FUMBLES CHANCE
As the half neared completion, the Packers were knocking on the door again as Parilli completed to Gary Knafelc for 40 yards to the Washington 39. Three plays later Parilli fumbled the chance away. While Washington, for the third time, showed Green Bay how to score a touchdown as the third period started the Packers came up with a golden chance midway through the quarter when Johnny Symank picked up Sutton's fumble on the Packers' 41 and returned to the Redskins' 23. Ferguson blasted for 17 yards on the first try. He plunged to the one his second chance. Disaster set it.
SKINS RECOVERED
McIlehnny took a handoff and dove into the end zone for the TD. The ball bounced out of his hands while he was in paydirt and the Skins recovered. The touchdown had been scored before the fumble...but the ball was handed over to Washington. The goat tag was really pinned on McIlhenny shortly after. With the ball on his own six, McIlhenny fumbled and Bill Fulcher recovered for the winners. Two plays later the score was 34-0. On the first play of the fourth quarter, the Packers came to life. Parilli spotted Max McGee going down and out - a favorite Parilli-McGee patter. Parilli's pass was right on target - a tremendous 80-yard scoring play. Hornung converted.
BABE HITS HOWTON
The Skins sandwiched Baker's third field goal, a 39 yarder, before Parilli got hot again. The Babe hit Howton for 50 yards and for 19. Hornung scored the Bay's second TD, plunging over from the three. It looked like the Packers had something going again when they recovered an onside kickoff. They were on the Washington 12 but Joe Scudero squelched the threat by intercepting Parilli's TD pass. Rudy Bukich took over for LeBaron and the Redskins got another field goal out of Baker, 22 yards, before Green Bay scored its third touchdown, a 31-yard strike from Parilli to rookie Jim Taylor. The Packers were a demoralized and beaten team as they left the field. Bobby Dillon was the most serious casualty, sustaining a forearm injury which put him out of play after early minutes of the second quarter. Winless after four starts, Scooter McLean was a dejected man in Washington Sunday night.
GREEN BAY  -  0  0  0 21 - 21
WASHINGTON - 10 10 14  3 - 37
1st - WASH - Johnny Olszewski, 45-yard run (Sam Baker kick) WASHINGTON 7-0
1st - WASH - Baker, 44-yard field goal WASHINGTON 10-0
2nd - WA - Joe Walton, 20-yard pass from Eddie LeBaron (Baker kick) WASHINGTON 17-0
2nd - WASH - Baker, 38-yard field goal WASHINGTON 20-0
3rd - WASH - Bill Anderson, 33-yard pass from LeBaron (Baker kick) WASHINGTON 27-0
3rd - WASH - Ed Sutton, 5-yard run (Baker kick) WASHINGTON 34-0
4th - GB - McGee, 80-yard pass from Parilli (Hornung kick) WASHINGTON 34-7
4th - GB - Hornung, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) WASHINGTON 34-14
4th - WASH - Baker, 22-yard field goal WASHINGTON 37-14
4th - GB - Taylor, 31-yard pass from Parilli (Hornung kick) WASHINGTON 37-21
NEWS AND NOTES
MCLEAN DEJECTED, STUNNED BY DEFEAT IN NATION'S CAPITAL
OCTOBER 20 (Milwaukee Journal) - Ray (Scooter) McLean sat in the bus outside Griffith Stadium. His Packers had just lost another one. This one wasn't even close. The Washington Redskins had led the Green Bay, 34-0, before the Packers made the final score more respectable. McLean seemed stunned. He spoke in a half whisper. One third of the NFL season was over and he had not won a game. This is his first year as head coach. His team has lost three games and tied one. "We couldn't stop their running," he said, shaking his head. "I don't know what was the matter with our defense, but they sure ran through us. We scored three touchdowns," he said, "and we should have scored three more. Three more - that's what we should have had. They say we were holding on a touchdown pass. We drop the ball going over the goal like from the one. And Meilinger has a pass in his hands on the five and lets it get away. We let three get away from us that we should have had." In the Redskins' dressing room, under venerable Griffith Stadium, Joe Kuharich of the Redskins was trying to explain the easy victory. "How you going to know what's going to happen in one of these games before it's played?" he asked. "I mean, so many things are involved. Now you take our game with New York last week (Washington lost, 21-14). We played better periodically in that one than we did today. Today we put things together better consecutively but we didn't do as well periodically. We hold a team like the Giants in their own territory for all but one time in the second half and they score that time and they beat us with that touchdown. That's what I mean." Someone asked Kuharich if he meant that the Giants and the Packers were the same kind of opposition or what? "Yeah," Kuharich said seriously. "The Packers have a good ball club. A lot better than their record indicates - believe me. Now what we try to do in the game is do more things better more often than the other team. That will win for you - most of the time. Not always, understand....because in some of those games the other guy does four things right and he gets four touchdowns and you did 15 things right and you get only three touchdowns and he beats you. If you see what I mean."
DEMORALIZED EASILY - PACKERS OVERCONFIDENT
OCTOBER 21 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Flight 822 out of Washington Sunday was a lonely trip. The United Airlines charter carried the Green Bay Packers...a losing football team. The flight to Green Bay in terms of speed was a swift one. But to 35 beaten players and a dejected coaching staff, the trip was a long one. A few players tried to breaks the monotony by playing cards. Most of them just sat back and stared into space. Scooter McLean, sitting alone, took out a pocket novel and quickly paged through its contents. It wasn't long before he turned out the light. McLean is the type who could sleep in Grand Central Station at high noon. But Sunday night he probably didn't sleep a wink. How could he, thinking about how his Packers got kicked around Griffith Stadium in a game he confidently felt he could win? Did his boys let him down? "No, it wasn't that," the little Scotsman said with a wry smile. "Maybe our boys took too much for granted. Maybe we left our game in the locker room." McLean studies some statistics. He had looked at them since boarding the bus at the stadium. "Look at this," he said, pointing to Washington's 292 yards rushing. "And would you ever believe this same team gained 69 yards last Sunday against the Giants? But you've got to give 'em all the credit in the world. They had determination...we didn't. They fought from start to finish...we didn't." "Will there be some changes made?" Scooter said, repeating a question. "Darn right there will be some changes." Assistant Coach Nick Skorich, operating the press box phone, observed that the Redskins were making the Packers look silly running on quick traps. After Washington scored its first touchdown, Skorich yelled down to the bench, "get 'em mad, Scooter, get 'em mad." But the Green Bay defense, which had done a creditable job against the Lions and Colts, demoralized quickly as the Redskins piled up a 33-0 lead. How do these things happen? Scooter just shook his head. Don McIlhenny had the misfortune of coming up with the worst game of his career. He fumbled away a sure touchdown, another fumble set up an easy Redskin TD and still another bobble prevented the Bays from capitalizing on a short kickoff. He gained four yards on four carries. McLean, who never publicly puts the blame on a single player, said McIlhenny felt worse than anyone. "It was just one of those days where he could do nothing right," explained McLean. McIlhenny, his face well cut and bruised, told a reporter, "Write what you want about me...I deserve it." In the rear of the plane, Bart Starr explained about his early dismissal in the second period. "My ankle gave out," Starr said quietly. "I felt O.K. after awhile, and I wasn't limping. But it wasn't fair to Scooter to have to put me back in and probably take me right out." Safetyman Bobby Dillon, another second quarter casualty, thought his forearm was broken, but x-rays taken Monday morning proved negative. It was diagnosed as a bone bruise. As the plane dipped its wings in the direction of Green Bay, everyone felt tense, waiting for the reception. Some 150 natives quietly watched in the dimly lighted surroundings as their Sunday heroes climbed out. There was no applauding, no booing. These are proud fans with a chip on their shoulder, waiting for the day their Packers will return to winning ways. Next Sunday is a perfect time for redemption with a home game against the Eagles.
EAGLES MAY LOSE BEDNARIK FOR PACKERS
OCTOBER 21 (Philadelphia) - A knee injury suffered last Sunday may keep Chuck Bednarik, the bruising linebacker, out of the game with the Packers in Green Bay, the Eagles said Tuesday. Bednarik, who has missed only three games in 10 years of pro ball, tore a deep branch of the medial ligament in his left knee early in the second quarter of the San Francisco game but insisted on playing until the end of the contest. Dr. Mike Mandarino, who examined the knee Tuesday, advised Bednarik to take it easy this week in hipes the injury might heal sufficiently for next Sunday's game. Coach Buck Shaw said the Eagles' defense would be impaired without Bednarik, whom he described as more than a linebacker - he's a tackling demon and leader on defense.
ALL WASHED UP? - LENNY, 32, STILL ROCKS 'EM
OCTOBER 22 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - There are an even 50 players 30 years of age or more on the 12 teams in the NFL this season. The oldest is the Giants' Chuck Conerly at 37. The Packers have Lenny Ford at 32. An athlete not too long ago was considered all washed up at 30. Today players are hitting their best strides at that age. There's Lou Groza of the Browns (34), Gene Brito of the Redskins (31), Art Donovan of the Colts (32), Jim Martin of the Lions (33)...Ford, the 6-5, 260 pound defensive end obtained from the Browns, made this tongue-in-cheek remark the other day concerning his 11th season in pro football. "I'm playing from quarter to quarter this season." At 32, Ford is a little heavier and a little slower. But he's lost none of his aggressiveness and is still feared as one of the best defensive ends in the league. "You can't be a doormat in this league," Ford said, talking about the reputation he earned in Cleveland. "They called me a lot of things while I played with the Browns, but let's just call it aggressive football." Ford pointed to an incident two weeks ago in Green Bay when he was kicked out of the Detroit game for slugging Lou Creekmur, the Lions' notorious specialist. "I couldn't possibly get in on their passer with that big guy on my back," Ford explained. "I called the referee's attention to Creekmur holding, but nothing was done. So I let him have it. You can't let those guys get away with that." The former Michigan All-American isn't down on Cleveland Coach Paul Browns for trading him to Green Bay. "I wasn't sore at being traded," Ford said. "Brown believes in rebuilding with youth. I wouldn't be sore if Scooter McLean would can me either. Scooter's a great guy to work for and he's got loads of patience. He deserves a better fate." When asked how the Eastern Division compares to the Western Division, Ford said the West is more offensively matched while the East is better defensively. He believes the Colts are the best team in the West. The best opposing lineman he's seen is Baltimore's Jim Parker. Ford said Parker is a "big boy who won't be pushed out of the way." Ford was surprised at the emphasis Green Bay fans put on the Bear game. "Why you'd think that was the only game we had to win all season," Ford said, grinning. "They told me everyone in Green Bay was a football expert," Ford continued. "But sometimes I wonder. When Bart Starr and Babe Parilli were having their troubles the fans hollered for Joe Francis. Putting Francis on the spot in crucial times would be like sending him to the wolves. A pro quarterback has to be groomed slowly in this business. Francis is a determined lad and could develop into a good one. But give him time." Meanwhile, Lenny is looking out for his own good. "I wouldn't be here if I didn't think I could do the job," he said. "I love this game and want to do my best for Green Bay or any team I'm with." Opposing scouts and coaches agree that Ford is still a mean hombre on the gridiron. At 32, he has lost none of his aggressiveness.
'GOT TO GET GOING,' MCLEAN WHISPERS
​OCTOBER 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - "We've just got to get going," Ray (Scooter) McLean, coach of the Green Bay Packers, said Wednesday morning. He spoke low, almost in a whisper. McLean was asked what was the major disappointment of Green Bay's pro football season so far. The Packers have lost three games and tied one. They have yet to win. "Our big trouble," the coach said, "is trying to get the defense and offense together. When one plays well, the other falls down and vice versa. We've got to get them both working together. When we do, we'll score some points and we'll hold the other side." McLean was asked if he planned any lineup changes. "We haven't thought about it yet," he said. "We'll see how things go in practice the rest of the week." How is the team spirit? "Good - it seems to be all right." And the injury situation? "Not too bad. We'll be in good shape for Sunday." The Packers will meet the Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Sunday. Philadelphia is not much better off with one victory and three defeats. "We've just got to win this one," McLean said. It was pointed out that Green Bay had beaten the Eagles in an exhibition at Green Bay before the season, 20-17. Did that mean that the Packers could do it again - when it counts? "A lot depends on how hot Van Brocklin is," McLean said. Norm Van Brocklin is Philadelphia's quarterback.
PACKERS MUST WIN....OR!
OCTOBER 25 (Green Bay) - The Packers are on the hook and nothing but an all-out performance will get them off it Sunday. While a near capacity throng of 32,500 will form a
solid backing in City Stadium, cheers will likely turn to jeers if No. 5 is
kissed away. Scooter McLean's winless pros for the first time this
season are listed as favorites because (1) The opposition (Philadelphia)
has been able to win only once this season; (2) The home town
advantage is tremendous in Green Bay, and (3) The Packers are long
overdue. For some strange reason, the Eagles have found the Packers
almost unbeatable. Since 1933, Green Bay has whipped Philly 12 
times in 13 matches. However, record, odds and crowds will be very
much secondary when the battle starts at 1:06. The Eagles (1-3) are
as hungry as the Packers (0-3-1). It could develop into a double buzz-
saw with both clubs ready to cut each other up. While the proven Norm
Van Brocklin will call the Philly shots, the Bays' hopes rest to a great
extent on Babe Parilli's arm. As Van Brocklin goes, so go the Eagles.
The Dutchman, who won fame and fortune with the Rams, hasn't
disappointed Philadelphia fans. He has completed 62 of 129 passes
for 710 yards and four touchdowns. He can throw the bomb, as 
indicated by a 91 yard pass play to Tommy McDonald. Green Bay had
trouble with Van Brocklin when he pitched for Los Angeles. There is no
reason for the Packers to expect Van Brocklin has changed. Parilli is
getting the starting Packer assignment over Bart Starr because of his
impressive passing against the Redskins when he averaged 33 yards
per pass on nine completions. When he's right, it's hard to beat the
Babe. Parilli should have the edge in receivers with such capable pass
catchers as Billy Howton, Max McGee and Gary Knafelc. Because of
a shortage of ends, the Eagles moved fullback Dick Bielski to that 
post. However, Bobby Walston and Pete Retzlaff are the bread and
butter receivers. McLean is starting halfback Al Carmichael for the first
time. If the ace kickoff return man clicks and if fullback Howie 
Ferguson keeps up his five yard average, the Packers will be more than
just an aerial threat. The Eagles will counter with Billy Barnes and 
Clarence Peaks. Like the Bay runners, neither is ranked among the 
top 10 in the league. The Eagles have picked up 296 yards rushing in
four games while the Packers have aggregated 435 on the ground.
Neither Van Brocklin nor Parilli is a Tobin Rote, so there is no great 
running threat here. Van Brocklin, who has scored on two quarterback
sneaks, quipped, "I'll run all right - from sheer fright." Both clubs will be
in good physical condition, only their pride hurting. Starr, who reinjured his ankle last week, is ready to take over if Parilli fails. Bobby Dillon was pronounced fit after sustaining a bone bruise last week. The Packers have been building up to this one since Tuesday. McLean hopes to contain that spirit until game time. The Packers were a confident lot last week, too, but left their game in the dressing room. Fans have been asked to bring their noisemakers - horns, bells, etc. It is hoped in this fair city that the Eagles will get it in more ways than one.
'GET TOUGH' BAY POLICY MAY PAY OFF SUNDAY
OCTOBER 23 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Scooter McLean's puzzling Packers, victory starved with one-fourth of the season now history, return to their own backyard Sunday against Norm Van Brocklin and the Philadelphia Eagles. For some strange reason, tickets are moving fast and another sellout is expected. Packer backers are a curious lot these days. They won't give up the ship, insisting this is a much better team than the record indicates. Philadelphia has always been easy pickings for Green Bay, with the Packers winning 12 while losing only one to the Eagles. In a preseason analysis, Green Bay shaped up as a better club than Philly. But Sunday the show will fir the other foot as the Eagles (1-3) has simply played better football than the Packers. McLean, who read the riot act to his losers after the Washington game, has kept up the "get touch" policy this week. Scooter believes his club left its game in the dressing room last Sunday. The Eagles can't be taken for granted. Nothing but an all-out fight will achieve that elusive first victory. Philadelphia Coach Buck Shaw was probably as amazed as McLean when he read over the Packer-Redskin scouting report. What an offense!
* Babe Parilli fired 20 passes and completed nine for 297 yards. That's a 33-yard gain per pass.
* Howie Ferguson gained 100 yards in 11 carries.
* Max McGee scored on an 80-yard pass play from Parilli, the longest in the Packers books this season.
* Billy Howton came up with the most catches (five) for the most yards (130).
* The Packers again had seven receivers catching 12 passes for a whopping 305 yards.
Shaw, on the other hand, can keenly observe that the Redskins punched the Packers' defense for 292 yards on the ground. Washington had the ball 13 times and scored on seven occasions.
THE MOON IS BLEW - NOW PACKERS WANT VICTORY, ANY VICTORY
OCTOBER 23 (Milwaukee Journal) - For the first time this NFL season the Green Bay Packers are rated favorites. The handicappers give them a slight edge over the Philadelphia Eagles in their game at Green Bay Sunday. This certainly will be Green Bay's best chance to win. The Eagles, with one victory and three defeats, are a half game ahead of the Packers. Green Bay has no victories, three defeats and one tie. Philadelphia has won only once in 13 league meetings with the Packers. Green Bay has won 12 times. The Packers beat the Eagles in an exhibition game at Green Bay Labor Day, 20-17. If the Packers lose this one, it is conceivable that they could stumble through without a victory. Morale can hardly be high after last Sunday's defeat in Washington, in which the Packers trailed, 34-0, going into the last quarter. Spirit could be completely broken by failure to beat either of the Eastern Division opponents, Washington and Philadelphia. The last time a NFL team failed to win a league game was in 1944 when two teams accomplished it - Brooklyn and the Chicago Cardinals-Pittsburgh combination. Each lost 10 games. Now the schedule includes 12 games a team. Green Bay hasn't been above .500 since 1947 when Curly Lambeau's team had six victories, five defeats and a tie. The Packers' season low is 2-10 in 1949. Before the season started, the new coaching staff and management was aiming not for respectability but "for the moon." Scooter McLean considered his team a title contender. The Packers are no longer shooting for the moon but for a victory.
PACKERS REMODELED - PARILLI, CARMICHAEL START AGAINST EAGLES
OCTOBER 24 (Milwaukee Journal) - Scooter McLean, trying desperately to snap his Packers into form for a victory, Friday announced five lineup changes for the NFL game with the Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Sunday. Babe Parilli will start at quarterback in place of Bart Starr. Al Carmichael will start at running back in place of Don McIlhenny. Jerry Kramer, a rookie from Idaho, will start at offensive guard in place of Jim Salsbury. Tom Bettis will start at middle linebacker in place of rookie Ray Nitschke, who will play at left linebacker, alternating with Dan Currie, another rookie. Jesse Whittenton, a recent acquisition who once played for the Los Angeles Rams and was a regular with the Chicago Bears in the exhibition season, will start at defensive safety, in place of John Symank. McLean explained his moves. "Bart Starr's ankle is not absolutely right," he said of the man who usually starts at quarterback. "Oh, he'll be all right, but Parilli will start. I thought Babe did a pretty good job against Washington." Starr hobbled off the field with the score 7-0 in the first period against Washington with a recurrence of an ankle injury. The Redskins led after three quarters, 34-0, before Parilli got the Packers moving. The final score was 37-21. It was Green Bay's third defeat against one tie and no victories. Carmichael has hardly played at all on offense this season. "I just hope he can help us," McLean said. Don McIlhenny, who has been starting, had an especially bad day at Washington. Carmichael will team with Howie Ferguson as the two running backs. Kramer is considered a fine prospect. He has played little so far. Bettis, who had been sidelined with an elbow injury, played left linebacker against Washington. The Redskins worked rookie Nitschke over, causing McLean to decide on the switch since the middle man is so important. "Nitschke will have to learn to stay home in his position," McLean said. Whittenton played part of the third quarter and all of the fourth quarter against the Redskins. "He deserves a starting shot," McLean said. "Romine and Symank will be in reserve." McLean said that Gary Knafelc will get the call over Steve Meilinger at slot back. "They alternate,' he said. Otherwise, the lineup will be the same - Jim Ringo at center, Hank Bullough at the other guard, Forrest Gregg and Oliver Spencer at tackles and Bill Howton and Max McGee at ends. On defense, Len Ford and Nate Borden or Jim Temp will start at ends, J.D. Kimmel and Dave Hanner at tackles, Bill Forester at right linebacker, and Bobby Dillon, Billy Kinard and Hank Gremminger at the other deep back spots. McLean was asked what were the Packers' chances against the Eagles Sunday? "We've just got to go out and play good football," he said. Is the team ready to? "I sure hope so," he said.
WE'LL CUT LOOSE WITH TOP EFFORT - MCLEAN
OCTOBER 25 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - If Scooter McLean's confidence would rub off on his winless football team, the Packers (0-3-1) would found themselves on solid ground Sunday when they tackle the Eagles (1-3) at Green Bay. "We've got a good football team," McLean again attested Friday. "But we've played just ordinary football...and ordinary football is getting us nowhere. We've got to go all out from here on in and I'm sure we're going to break loose soon." McLean's biggest problem is getting his offense and defense to turn in good jobs together. When the defense has been sharp in containing the enemy, the offense has fallen down...and vice versa. Hoping that a revamped lineup will help turn the trick, Scooter announced Friday five changes. Babe Parilli, who completed nine passes for a whopping 297 yards against the Redskins, will start at quarterback. McLean said, "Parilli moved the club well last week and will play the distance against Philly...if he does good." If Parilli doesn't do the job, Bart Starr will take over. Starr reinjured his ankle early in the second quarter last week but he is ready if called upon. Al Carmichael, the No. 2 ranked kickoff man in the league, will replace halfback Don McIlhenny. Carmichael, who sat out the first two league games because of an ankle injury, will team with Howie Ferguson in the backfield. Fergy is off to a great comeback as shown by his 100 yards gained a week ago. In other changes, rookie Jerry Kramer will start at offensive guard in place of Jim Salsbury; Tom Bettis will take over Ray Nitschke's middle linebacking spot, the Illinois rookie moving to left linebacker and newly acquired Jesse Whittenton will open at safety in place of John Symank. McLean said he wanted to clear up the status of Paul Hornung, who was being groomed to do a lot of passing on the option. "Hornung broke his finger (passing hand) in the Detroit game." However, the injury has in no way hampered Hornung's running. He has scored 35 points, fourth best in the league, on two touchdowns, eight conversions and five field goals. Although his Packers are given a slight edge over the Eagles, McLean laughed at the odds, saying, "How can we be favored?"
Washington Redskins (2-2) 37, Green Bay Packers (0-3-1) 21
Sunday October 19th 1958 (at Washington)