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.
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.
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.
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.
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