(GREEN BAY) - Rugged Jim Taylor. Green Bay's pile-driving fullback, has picked up where he left off in 1960 in powering the Packers' awesome overland attack. Taylor piled up 130 yards, scoring one touchdown and setting up a field goal on a 53-yard run, as the Packers belted the Chicago Bears 24-0 in the 85th meeting of an old National Football League rivalry before a packed crowd of 38,669 Sunday at City Stadium. The Green Bay defense turned in a magnificent goal line stand in the opening minutes to show their offensive mates how things are done. The offensive unit got the idea and Taylor and Paul Hornung began piling up yardage while Bart Starr triggered some fancy passes. The Bears rocked the Packers on the first series of downs, forcing a Green Bay punt on fourth down and 21 yards to go. Chicago returned the kick to the Green Bay 33 and drove to a first down on the 6. Two running plays moved the ball to the 1. Fullback Bill Brown hit the left side, only to be stopped inches from the goal. Dan Carrie and Ray Nitschke then came up with the "big" play for the Packers. Chicago quarterback  Ed Brown dropped back to pass as Currie and Nitschke barrelled in on him. Brown finally was brought down for a 14-yard loss and the Packers took over. Johnny Symak picked off a Brown pass and returned 29 yards to the Chicago 15 to set up the initial touchdown in the first period. Starr, given a rough time all afternoon by the blitzing Bears, lost ground trying to pass, but then hit Boyd Dowler cutting down the middle in the end zone. Paul Hornung added the first of his three conversions. Hornung booted a 37-yard field goal in the second period for a 10-0 halftime lead. The successful placement was made after Taylor took off on the longest run of his pro career. Burly Jim broke through the line at his 17, pulled out of the clutches of a defender at the 20 and raced to the Chicago 30 before being forced out of bounds. The Packets scored in the third period after a brilliant 21-yard punt return to the Chicago 42 by Willie Wood. Hornung got a good block by end Max McGee and raced 25 yards to the 17. Starr then passed 14 yards to McGee on the 3 and Taylor banged inside left end for the touchdown. The second of two pass interceptions by Currie set the stage for a fourth period touchdown. Starting on the Chicago 46, Green Bay went the distance in six plays, Starr pitching to Ron Kramer from the 17 for the six points. The touchdown was Kramer's first in the NFL. He was Green Bay's No. 1 draft choice in 1957 after earning All-America honors at Michigan, but his progress has been slowed by military service. Taylor boosted his rushing yardage to 279 in three games. He set a Green Bay record of 1,101 yards last year, finishing second to Cleveland's Jim Brown among NFL ground-gaining leaders. The Packers' first blanking of the Bears since 1935 was Green Bay's second straight victory after a 17-13 upset by Detroit in their 1961 opener. The Bears are 1-2.
CHICAGO   -  0  0  0  0 -  0
GREEN BAY -  7  3  7  7 - 24
                          CHICAGO     GREEN BAY
First downs                    16            18
Rush-yards-TDs           32-124-0      33-198-1
Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT  13-29-149-0-4 13-23-111-2-2
Sacked-yards                 2-18          3-28
Net pass yards                131            83
Total yards                   255           281
Fumbles-lost                  2-0           2-1
Turnovers                       4             3
Penalties-yards              5-57          4-20
1st - GB - Dowler, 18-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Hornung, 37-yard field goal GREEN BAY 10-0
3rd - GB - Taylor, 3-yard run (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 17-0
4th - GB - R.Kramer, 17-yard pass from Starr (Hornung kick) GREEN BAY 24-0
GREEN BAY - Jim Taylor 19-130 1 TD, Paul Hornung 9-59, Tom Moore 3-12, Bart Starr 2-(-3)
CHICAGO - Willie Gallimore 10-55, Johnny Morris 6-21, Rick Casares 6-21, Bill Brown 5-15, Ed Brown 3-8, Billy Wade 2-4
GREEN BAY - Bart Starr 23-13-111 2 TD 2 INT
CHICAGO - Ed Brown 22-10-123 3 INT, Billy Wade 7-3-26 1 INT
GREEN BAY - Boyd Dowler 4-41 1 TD, Max McGee 3-36, Jim Taylor 3-(1), Ron Kramer 2-28 1 TD, Paul Hornung 1-7
CHICAGO - Johnny Morris 7-65, Mike Ditka 3-47, Bo Farrington 2-31, Rick Casares 1-6
WEATHER: 46 degrees, relative humidity 76%, wind 19 mph
Green Bay Packers (2-1) 24, Chicago Bears (1-2) 0
Sunday October 1st 1961 (at Green Bay)