Green Bay Packers (7-3-3) 3, Chicago Bears (12-1-3) 3 (T)
​Sunday December 19th 1926 (at Chicago)
halfback stood back in kicking formation sent long low kicks down the field, far over the head of Paddy Driscoll, playing safety, so far down the field that they rolled over the goal for distances better than 75 yards. Only about twice during the game did Driscoll have a chance of catching any of the kicks. Whatever advantage the Packers enjoyed was due largely to this wonderful kicking on the part of the rising young barrister, who demonstrated without question his right to a place on the All American Pro team.
Not far behind the lanky Nebraskan individual performance stood another native of the Cornhusker state. It was none other than our old friend, Everett Pidney Purdy, one of the best quarterbacks gracing the pro gridirons today and certainly the most talkative individual in the National Pro league. Pid made several startling returns of Bear punts, on several occasions dodging onrushing Bear tacklers for substantial gain. Incidentally the youngster took a lot of punishment for when he was tackled the Bears seemed to take especial delight in socking him hard and these tactics finally caused an injury and his removal from the game. His going perhaps furnished the turning point in the game, and gave the Bruins their chance to tie up the count. The field goal which the little quarterback made was a wonderful kick. It came in the third quarter and for a long time it looked as if it would be the deciding factor in the game. With the ball resting on the Bears' 40-yard line at a slight angle, and with some wind blowing at his back, Pid dropped back to kick. Straight as an arrow the ball came back from Earpe and Pid balanced it for a moment, dropped it to the ground and brought his foot against the oval and away sailed the ball, straight over the center of the
goal posts and about 5 yards beyond. The kick was better than 50 yards and gave the crowd some cause for enthusiasm, even some of the staid old politicians from Chicago who occupied seats in the press box were gasping when the ball sailed over the posts.
From that time until later in the final quarter it looked as if those 3 points were going to enable the Packers to win a memorable victory over their ancient enemies, for with Lewellen punting as he was and with the Green Bay line playing such stellar ball, about the only thing which could lose for the Packers was a bad break. In speaking of the work of the line one can say that without exaggeration that every man in the forward wall distinguished his opponent and to say that the work of any one man stood out over that of another would be an injustice to some one of the other fellows who played so superbly and whose performance was a fine exhibition of team play. But the break finally did come, as it has on so many previous occasions when the Packers have attempted to wrest a victory over the Bears. In the final quarter, injuries had forced several of the Packer players out of the lineup including Purdy who seemed to be the particular object of most of the Bears' "dirty" tactics. Captain Lambeau went back into the game at quarterback in Pid's place. Driscoll punted and Curly caught the very slippery ball and ran it back to the 23 yard line. As he was tackled hard the ball shot out from his grasp and a Bear man fell on it. On a couple of plays the Bears made a first down.
Then on two attempts to carry the ball they lost 1 yard. On the third down with 11 yards to go for a first down and about 12 to the goal line Driscoll passed to Halas for a 6 yard gain. This brought the ball about 6 yards from the goal and about 12 yards from the sideline, a very difficult angle at which to kick a field goal. When Paddy got back in kick formation most people figured he would attempt another pass but when the ball came back from center Paddy, standing on about the Packers' 20-yard line let loose with a kick. The ball traveled straight for the posts and cleared them nicely. It was a beautiful kick and one for which plenty of credit must be given to the kicker but at the same time a kick which would be made on very, very few occasions when one considers the poor condition of the field. But it seems that it's always just such kind of kicks which seemed destined to cheat the Packers out of victories over any team which Paddy Driscoll plays with. The game was played before a large crowd and netted a considerable sum to the Carr fund. Numbered among those present were scores of people prominent in Chicago political and social life, some of whom had never seen a football game before. Beside the grid exhibition there were speeches galore and lots of other things. It was a great success but it certainly would have been more so from our way of thinking had we won the game which should have been ours by at least the margin of Pid Purdy's goal kick.
GREEN BAY -   0  0  3  0  -  3
CHI BEARS -   0  0  0  3  -  3
3rd - GB - Purdy, 45-yard field goal  GREEN BAY 3-0
4th - CHI - Driscoll, 20-yard field goal  TIED 3-3
(CHICAGO) - In a finish which would have made good reading in any story book, and in which our old friend
Paddy Driscoll, for years the Packers jinx, playing the leading role, the Chicago Bears emerged with a tie in their game with the Packers at Soldiers field yesterday afternoon. At the end of the fracas each team was credited with 3 points, the results of field goals both of which came in the last half. The game was played for the benefit of the Paddy Carr Christmas Memorial Fund and had no results in the league standings, the championship having gone to Philadelphia by virtue of their tie game with Pottsville on Saturday. The game yesterday was only a continuance of the same luck charm which has hovered over the Bruins all season long. The Packers held quite an edge over their rivals and should have won except when the Big Bay Blues
clash with their friends from Chicago.
The game was played under adverse weather conditions with the field frozen over with a coat of ice which made the footing very uncertain and the field as hard as pavement. Just before the game started snow began to fall which fell steadily well into the second quarter, when it changed to rain and sleet. As a result the game lacked much of a spectacular nature except the great punting of Lewellen, the beautiful field goals of both Purdy and Driscoll and some unusually good punt returns on the part of the diminutive Pid. It was not nearly as thrilling a game as the two teams dished up in their last meeting but at that the Packers outplayed the Bears nearly as great as margin and were just as much deserving of a win as they were on that occasion. The punting of Lewellen was about the best exhibition ever seen in a pro game or in any game for that matter. A half dozen or more times in the game the lanky