GAME RECAP (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL)
(BOSTON) - Scooter McLean's Green Bay Packers smeared the New York Giants in a NFL exhibition here Saturday night, 41-20.In a reversal of form, after the favored Giants had led at the half, 20-13, the aroused Packers cashed in on three pass interceptions, made four touchdowns and held the Giants scoreless. A crowd of 27,031, including Vice President Nixon, watched the surprising turn of events. The game was played at Boston University Stadium, which once was Braves Field. The triumph was Green Bay's second in a row, against one defeat in games which do not count. The Giants now have a 1-3 record. Last season the Giants finished second in the Eastern Division and Green Bay last in the Western. Along the way New York beat the Packers, 31-17.
EVERYONE IN THE ACT
It mattered little who played quarterback or who carried the ball for Green Bay Saturday night. Almost everyone got into the act and did well. By air, three touchdowns were made, each with a different pitcher and catcher - Bart Starr to Billy Howton for 28 yards, Babe Parilli to Max McGee for 56 yards, and rookie Joe Francis of Oregon State to punter Dick Deschaine for 29 yards. On the ground, Howie Ferguson scored two touchdowns from five and one yards out. Jim Shanley, quick little rookie from Oregon, got one, bouncing over from the one. Actually, seven Packers did not play at all because of injuries - backs Paul Hornung and Bob Burris and linemen Gary Knafelc, Hank Bullough, Dan Currie, Ken Gray and Forrest Gregg.
JERRY KRAMER KICKS
In Hornung's absence, Jerry Kramer, rookie guard from Idaho, took over the place kicking. He made five out of six extra points and missed a field goal try from the 16. On the point he misses, the pass from center was momentarily fumbled. The pass interceptions which put the Packers in high gear all occurred in the third quarter. Allen (Monk) Romine, Bobby Dillon and Billy Kinard took turns stealing Don Heinrich's passes. Romine returned his 12 yards to the New York 38, Dillon brought his 10 yards to the Giants' five and Kinard leaped high and fell to the ground on his 35 yard line to get his. After each, the Packers went on to score. Dillon's interception was his fourth in three exhibitions.
CONERLY TO GIFFORD
The Giants made touchdowns on Charlie Conerly's 50 yard pass to Frank Gifford and on Alex Webster's five yard run. The second was set up by a blocked punt following a high pass from center. Pat Summerall kicked field goals of 45 and 36 yards and added the two extra points. Starr was at quarterback from Green Bay's first, third, fourth and fifth touchdowns; Parilli for the second, and Francis for the sixth and last. Francis ran much of the way himself on his 88 yard drive before he passed to Deschaine for the final score. Shanely got away on a fine 25 yard scamper to set up his own touchdown. McGee was the leading pass receiver with seven catches for 166 yards all told. Green Bay had a big edge both in rushing and passing yardage, and outgained the Giants from scrimmage, 451 yards to 188.
BAD IN THE THIRD
The Giants completed eight out of 12 passes in the first half and had none intercepted. But in the third quarter, they completed only one pass, for a loss of two years, and Romine, Dillon and Kinard short-circuited their other three tries. The Packer secondary was active. Besides the three interceptions, it was charged with pass interference three times. The Giants, who had no interceptions, were called once themselves for interfering with a Packer defender, Hank Gremminger, who was to intercept still another pass.
GREEN BAY - 6 7 14 14 - 41
NEW YORK - 3 17 0 0 - 20
GB – Howton, 28-yard pass from Starr (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 6-0
NY – Pat Summerall, 45-yard field goal GREEN BAY 6-3
NY – Frank Gifford, 50-yard pass from Charlie Connerly (Summerall kick) NEW YORK 10-6
GB – McGee, 56-yard pass from Parilli (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 13-10
NY – Alex Webster, 5-yard run (Summerall kick) NEW YORK 17-13
NY – Summerall, 36-yard field goal NEW YORK 20-13
GB – Ferguson, 5-yard run (Kramer kick) TIED 20-20
GB – Ferguson, 1-yard run (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 27-20
GB – Shanley, 1-yard run (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 34-20
GB – Deschaine, 20-yard pass from Francis (Kramer kick) GREEN BAY 41-20