(MILWAUKEE) - With a mighty display of aerial warfare and ground maneuvers, the Green Bay Packers completely overwhelmed the Cleveland Cardinals before 22,000 here Sunday afternoon to pack away a 28 to 7 NFL victory. Even the statistics do not reveal the margin by which the Chicagoans were subdued. The Packers outpassed, outran, outblocked, outkicked and entirely outplayed their rivals, giving one of the greatest demonstrations of offensive excellence in their history. The Cardinals came up with a brilliant set of backs, headed by Jack Robbins, a tireless youth who completed 12 of his 21 forward passes, but the Chicago line fell far short of the standard set by the rock-like Green Bay wall. The Packer forwards granted the Cards a scant 17 yards from scrimmage all day, and on offense ripped open holes through which the hard-driving Packer backs drove time after time. The game was scoreless only in the first period, and even there the Packers completely outmaneuvered their opponents. Early in the second period the Green Bay team marched to the Cardinal 8-yard line, and on third down Bob Monnett passed over center to Milt Gantenbein, who was covered but grabbed the ball for a touchdown. Clarke Hinkle placekicked the extra point and the Packers led 7 to 0.
Brilliant passing by Cecil Isbell and two fancy catches by Don Hutson late in the half paved the way for the second Green Bay touchdown. Arnold Herber passed to Isbell for a 12-yard gain, bringing the ball to the Chicago 10-yard line, and in three terrific wallops at the line Hinkle carried it across. Engebretsen kicked goal, making the score 14 to 0. Plenty of scoring featured the third period, the Packers counting their third touchdown early in the stanza. A gain of 28 yards on a Herber to Isbell forward pass gobbled up enough space to set the ball on the Chicago 15, and then those two aerialists reversed the combination, Isbell fading back and sailing a high pass over the right side of the line to Herber, who speared the ball as he outran Jimmy Lawrence to the goal line.
Engebretsen kicked goal, and the Bays had a 21 to 0 lead. Then they relaxed, and from that time forward Robbins connected consistently through the air for the Cardinals. Eventually a 23-yard gain, Robbins to Bill Smith, set the ball on the Packer 5-yard stripe, and four plays later Lawrence rammed through right tackle for a touchdown. Smith kicked goal, and the Packer lead was cut to 21 to 7. The Packers roared right back to their final score, the marker coming after Herber's pass was snared by Isbell on the Cardinal 31 and carried it all the way to the 3-yard line, completing a 49-yard gain. Jankowski smashed twice into the line, the second lunge bringing the touchdown, and Engebretsen kicked goal, making the score 28 to 7.
The Cardinals appeared to be a team of great capabilities. They played stupid ball on several occasions, once attempting a first down from scrimmage with fourth down in midfield, and again trying to run out a punt from behind the goal line when Packer linemen were streaming across the goal. Their line was totally unable to cope with the fast-charging and hard-blocking Packer forwards, and the Cardinal wall looked silly most of the time. The work of Isbell in the backfield was outstanding among the new Packer men, while the veterans performed at top speed. Buckets Goldenberg, Bill Lee and Bunny Schoemann were only a few of the Packer linemen to distinguish themselves.
CHI CARDS -  0  0  7  0 -  7
GREEN BAY -  0 14 14  0 - 28
2nd - GB - Milt Gantenbein, 8-yard pass from Bob Monnett (Clarke Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 3-yard run (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
3rd - GB - Arnie Herber, 15-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
3rd - CHI - Jimmy Lawrence run (Bill Smith kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - GB - Eddie Jankowski, 2-yard run (Hinkle run) GREEN BAY 28-7
Green Bay Packers (2-1) 28, Chicago Cardinals (1-2) 7
Sunday September 25th 1938 (at Milwaukee)
SEPT 26 (Green Bay) - Time: Just about 25 minutes after the final gun was sounded at State Fair park to end the Green Bay Packer-Chicago Cardinals football game. Setting: Lower lobby of the Schroeder hotel. Saddest person in all Milwaukee: Charles Bidwell of Chicago. Reason for sadness: Charles Bidwell owns the Chicago Cardinals football team that had just dropped a 28 to 7 decision to the Green Bay Packers. Mr. Bidwell sat on one of the steps just inside the Wisconsin avenue entrance to the hotel, and unburdened himself while the highly partisan Packer following poured through the doors. To say that he was disappointed would be putting it mildly. Mr. Bidwell felt very, very bitter about the whole business...PUT OUT BETTER: "Never have I seen a team fail to come through so completely," he said. "Why back there a few years ago when we had nothing but has-beens in the line and a couple of excuses for backfield men they put out better than these fellows did today." As the crowd became thicker the disgruntled sports magnate moved toward the elevators and up to the eighth floor of the hotel Phil Handler, his assistant, were adding to the gloom which by now had pervaded the entire floor on which the Chicago team had its quarters. Five men, just five, came in for a kindly word from Creighton. They were Tony Blazine, veteran tackle who was hurt, Buddy Parker, fullback for four years, Bill Volok, big guard who has been around for a long time, Jack Robbins, freshman back from Arkansas, and Jimmy Lawrence, right halfback who has been around long enough to at least guess at the answers...ADD BILL SMITH: To that list at least Bill Smith might be added. Back in shape this year after two seasons of bruises and illness, he still looks like one of the greatest ends in the league. Sunday he took the spotlight away from the highly publicized Gaynell Tinsley. Too much concerned with the failure of their own team to say much about the victors, Creighton and Bidwell just about ignored the Packer team in their discussion of the day's events. They really had expected to win the ball game, and think that with a little change in spirit the players might come through at Buffalo Wednesday night. There is some difference in opinion about that. "Don't get me wrong," Creighton said. "This year's Packer team is a great team, but I believe that we are just as good - if some of those bays would forget the press clippings and concentrate on the business at hand...NOT SAME CALIBER: It was the most natural reaction on the part of Creighton. He wouldn't be a coach if he didn't think that way. But Sunday, position for position, his team definitely was not of the same caliber as the Packers. Without taking anything from Blazine's deserved honors, even his play did not come up to that of Champ Seibold, Frank Butler, and Bill Lee on the Packer forward wall. And Baby Ray seems to get better every week. At guards, Russ Letlow and Buckets Goldenberg had another great day. The latter gave his old hometown fans plenty cause for pride. It was one of those games where everyone on the Packer team was carrying out his assignment, and Coach Curly Lambeau's promise of a great offensive display was carried out. Still, as far as the Packers are concerned, that game now is a closed chapter, and Coach Lambeau is looking to Wednesday's chances. "If we win that one, watch us," was his comment on the situation...NOT IN BOOKS: Earlier Bidwell has stated that it wasn't in the books for either team to win both of those games. He may be wrong. United States Senator F. Ryan Duffy was one of the Packers' greatest rooters. He was with Jerry Clifford of Green Bay, and carried along Packer felicitations from Vice President John N. Garner. Joseph Martin, associate justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, also was there, but he never misses. He sat through the rain of a week ago to see the Packers play the Bears. Allan Sothoron, manager of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club, and Red Dunn, former Packer quarterback and present assistant coach at Marquette university, were on the sidelines. Other well known persons were scattered throughout the crowd, but the man of the day was Cecil Isbell, the Packer rookie back who really produced in all-American manner. Of Isbell, Creighton said: "Well this game proved that he was no flash in the pan when he came through in the All-Star game...He plays great football." Shavings: Jimmy Ford, former West High athlete now at Whitewater Teachers college, brought six members of the Whitewater football team to the game. Jimmy plays baseball and basketball, and handles the college publicity. C.T. Mahon, former telegrapher here, came from Chicago to cheer for the Packers. Mahon has handled the sports' reports of many newspapermen. He has sat through big baseball games, horse races, auto races, and an assortment of other athletic events in his long years of sending out dots and dashes, but the Packers are his favorite outfit to watch...DIEHARD FANS: Harold Fossum, the pro at the Oneida gold and riding club, said that watching Packer play makes him more jittery than playing in an important golf match. He and Mrs. Fossum are diehard fans, and they have only been attached to the Green Bay community for a few years. Eddie Jankowski had a great day, but the former Milwaukee high school star probably will have a greater one on Oct. 16 when the Packers play Brooklyn. It's going to be a booster day for Ed, and through the hotel last night practically everyone was wearing a booster button. At least the button was there if a person encountered Eddie's sister Harriet. She saw to it that few were missed...Many fans believe that Don Hutson would have scored in the first quarter if he had not been shoved down while heading for a pass at the goal line. Don has his hands full whenever the Packers are on the offense. Between trying to catch the ball and carry along two or three of the opposition backs, he finds plenty to keep him busy. But he handles the job...Sorriest scene at the ball park: the policeman, who missed half the game while pushing the crowd back, rounding up four little boys, and shooing them out. As always, when the sun is shining and a capacity crowd is on hand, there were rumors of Milwaukee having a club of its own. Things look that way when everything is functioning smoothly, but how long would the Milwaukee fans support a team, win or lose, in rain? The answer is, "They wouldn't." Which should end those rumors until another sunny day with more than 20,000 fans on hand.
SEPT 26 (Green Bay) - Don't look now, because someone may be bragging, but the Green Bay Packers have just about the best forward passing attack that professional football ever has seen. They proved it without question by all witnesses Sunday afternoon at Milwaukee, with one of the most versatile aerial campaigns in their history, supplemented by something sensational on the ground. In short, the Packers are one tough ball club these days, and the folks who decided that this was just a reorganization year had better start revising their opinions. Not that the Packers are any cinch for the championship in this rock-bound league. In fact, they'll be extremely fortunate to get into the playoffs, with such teams as the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears yet to contend with. But there is no getting away from the fact that they look infinitely better than their strongest followers expected them to. The brightest spot in the picture is the vast improvement in the Packer line, where an oversupply of ability is being mixed with a flaming spirit that makes things exceedingly tough for the opposition. Against the Cardinals the Packer linemen jerked the strings tight and gave that redoubtable set of backs just 17 yards net, through the wall all afternoon. That is no little accomplishment in a professional football game, where skilled backs are the rule rather than the exception. You can expect Wednesday night's game at Buffalo to be much closer than yesterday's. Both teams will be well tired out from their great exhibition and the long train ride. And if the Packers come through with another victory, to be followed by ten days of rest, you can get ready to cheer for an attempt at the Western division championship...After a week of idleness during which they were held scoreless by the Chicago Bears, the Packer scorers began to revise the all-time scoring table again. Clarke Hinkle scored his 23rd Packer touchdown and his 17th extra point, boosting his total to 188. He remains in third place, 36 points behind Johnny Blood. Captain Milt Gantenbein made his seventh touchdown for the Bays, and his total is 42, which places him in a tie for 20th place with Carl Lidberg (1926-30) and George Henry Sauer (1935-36). Arnold Herber's touchdown was his fifth for the Packers, and so was Eddie Jankowski's. They have 32 and 33 points respectively. Tiny Enbegretsen kicked his 10th, 11th and 12th Packer extra points, setting his all-time total at 30.
SEPT 27 (Milwaukee) - Their team spirit whipped to a frenzy by their decisive licking of the Chicago Cardinals here Sunday afternoon, the Green Bay Packers entrained for Buffalo at 8 o'clock last night, and Wednesday evening, at the new Buffalo Municipal Stadium, they will meet the battered Cardinals again. Of the entire Packer squad, only Joe Laws and Herman Schneidman received any damages in Sunday's contest. Laws is limping with an ankle injury, and will not be used at Buffalo, while Schneidman hurt his hand and shin. He will be in uniform to relieve Hank Bruder if necessary. Schneidman's furious style of play this year has given him a minor injury in almost every game, but he has not yet been out of the lineup for any contest. The Packers worked out at State fair park yesterday afternoon, displaying a volume of pep and morale. They tore through the drill before a small audience, shouting at the tops of their voices and acting for all the world as through they had not participated in a strenuous game the afternoon before...OTHERS ARE HURT: The Cardinals were not so well off. Doug Russell, whose knee popped out of joint, probably is through for the season, and several other members of the squad were injured painfully by the bruising Packer blockers and tacklers. Just what course of action Coach E.L. Lambeau will take in the second game with the Cardinals he did not reveal. It was thought that Johnny Howell, who looked impressive in brief appearances Sunday, and Andy Uram, who didn't play very long, may see more extensive service Wednesday, relieving in part Arnie Herber and Cecil Isbell, who played a major part of the last contest. Fullback Dick Weisgerber, too, may get a healthier dose of action, giving Eddie Jankowski and the hard-working Clarke Hinkle a few needed moments on the bench. Both Jankowski and Hinkle will be pressed into service immediately if needed...PLAYS HARD FOOTBALL: Scheidman's injury may cause a difficult situation to develop, if Hank Bruder is unable to do the full 60 minutes. Bruder "retired" with ceremony last summer, saying that he had reached the limit of his years of service, but he has been playing a terrific brand of football and still is one of the most dependable men on the squad. If the Packers hurdle their Wednesday night obstacle, they'll be in a pretty good spot. They will have 10 days of rest and drill before taking on the mighty Lions of Detroit at City stadium in Green Bay, before what already is being ballyhooed as a record crowd for that historic battlefield. Only rainy weather on the day of the Bear-Packer game held up the year-old record, set at the Detroit-Green Bay game in 1937.
Left end - Don Hutson
Left tackle - Cal Hubbard
Left guard - Mike Michalske
Center - George Svendsen
Right guard - Buckets Goldenberg
Right tackle - Cub Buck
Right end - Lavvie Dilweg
Quarterback - Arnold Herber
Blocking back - Henry Bruder
Left halfback - Clarke Hinkle
There was only one possible amendment to this list. Senator Duffy said that if the team were to use a seven man defensive line, his choice for center would be Jug Earpe over Svendsen. "I think that George Svendsen with his greater height and greater speed would be a greater all-around center, although I think Jug Earpe would be just as good offensively," he added. He smiled as he thought over his collection of stars, and continued: "This team would have the greatest punter in football in Lewellen; the greatest all-around fullback in Hinkle; the greatest left tackle in Hubbard; the greatest passer in Herber; the greatest pass receiving in Hutson, and the greatest defensive end in Dilweg."...PLAY ANY COMBINATION: "I would like to see this team play any combination of players, college or professional." After the game he wondered whether in the course of a season or two, Cecil Isbell will not have to be squeezed into the list somewhere. But for the present, those eleven, or twelve, stand as his selections. Plays sometime stand out in the fan's mind, even after many seasons filled with other important events. Senator Duffy recalls the pass play which opened the Chicago Bear game here in 1935 as the outstanding play he has witnessed. "That forward pass from Herber to Hutson, which was good for about 60 yards, and the only score of the game - the winning play - was the most perfectly executed pass play I have ever seen," he said. People were getting settled in their seats for the start of the second half, but before returning his attention to the events on the field, Senator Duffy told of the interest Vice-President John N. Garner and several other high ranking officials have in the Packers since he started plugging them. The vice-president visited Eddie Jankowski in the hospital at Washington last year after the Packer fullback was hurt playing against the Redskins. Red Dunn, whom the senator has cited as the "shrewd" general of the 1929 team, was sitting on the sidelines, but the two failed to meet at the game. And Duffy also failed to encounter Alexander F. Wiley, Republican nominee from the senate post, who was sitting a few rows higher in the same stand. He also is a Packer follower.
SEPT 28 (Buffalo) - With fair weather on tap, Charlie Murray, who is staging the professional football games at the two-million dollar Civic stadium here, is expecting a 20,000 plus crowd at tonight's National league contest between the Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. The kickoff is scheduled about 8 p.m. (7 o'clock Green Bay time) and Tommy Hughitt, veteran pro league officials who is a member of the city council here, will be the referee. Challoran of Providence, Brubaker of Cleveland and Karch of Columbus are the other officials...CAN SEAT 40,000: The Civic stadium is one of the most improving structures of its kind in the country. It has a seating capacity of 40,000 and the lighting system, which cost $160,000, makes the gridiron bright as day for the starlight games. Coach E.L. Lambeau and his assistant, Richard (Red) Smith, inspected the gridiron turf closely and pronounce themselves well satisfied. As a matter of fact, Coach Lambeau said that the velvety gridiron was every bit as good as the one at home. The game is getting a great play in all of the Bison City papers and photogs were as thick as Green Bay flies at Canisius field Tuesday afternoon when the Packers went through a limbering up practice before some 1,500 fans. The Packers had an uneventful trip from Milwaukee and all hands were on deck for the workout, even Joe Laws, who hopped around the field in a way which made Trainer Dave Woodward smile. There is little chance of Laws seeing action tonight but his determination to get well in a hurry is a good example of the spirit which the club is showing again this season...IN FOR BEATING: The Cardinals made a day trip from Chicago Monday, arriving late in the evening, but it didn't take Coach Milan Creighton long to have his innings with the sport scribes and predict that Lambeau and Company were in for a beating tonight. Creighton went over the game in Milwaukee which the Packers copped by a 28 to 7 score and although admitting that Cecil Isbell was plenty hot, declared that the Green Bayans played way over their heads. The Cardinal mentor, who appears to like to alibi as much as he does beef when on the sidelines, also came to bat with the statement that the ax would fall on about a dozen of his gridders if they failed to cut the buck against the Packers this time out...CLUB IN PINK: One of the Buffalo papers quoted Creighton as saying "that his club was in the pink for the game and that the Cards suffered fewer injuries in the Milwaukee contest than the Packers." This statement can be taken with a grain of salt, however, because it is positively known that halfback Russell won't see action and that tackle Blazine has a cut left which is much worse for wear. Tonight's professional game is No. 1 on the list of a "big" gridiron setup for the Buffalo fans this week. Friday Duquesne and Texas Tech clash at the Civic stadium, while Saturday afternoon Canisius and University of Scranton will occupy the gridiron.
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - Cecil Isbell, brilliant Packer recruit halfback, will be interviewed by Red Grange on the Columbia Broadcasting System broadcast from 5:00 to 5:15 Thursday afternoon. The broadcast will originate in Chicago.
SEPT 28 (Chicago Tribune) - The second and concluding game of the Chicago Cardinals' season series against the Green Bay Packers will be played in Buffalo, N.Y. tonight. The Cardinals left the loop yesterday for Buffalo, smarting under the 28 to 7 whipping the Packers administered them in Milwaukee Sunday. After the Buffalo game, the Cardinals move on to Brooklyn to meet the Dodgers on Sunday afternoon. The Packers return to Green Bay to await the Detroit Lions on October 9. Detroit, meanwhile, is preparing to return to National league competition on Sunday at Cleveland after a three week layoff. President Thomas E. Lipscomb, president of the Cleveland team, yesterday issued an ultimatum to the Rams, decrying their poor showing to date in three league games and warning that only marked improvement would prevent a wholesale housecleaning. Only the ends and backs have been producing, Lipscomb said.
gaining. The Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers are the third and fourth teams having completed half their aerials, to boost the league average to 44.6%. This is 6.1% better than the record set in 1937. New York has completed 22 of 39 for 55%, and the Redskins 30 of 54 for 55%. The Cardinals' 32 out of 62 tosses are 1% better than Green Bay's average of 22 out of 44. Increased yardage on passes has also raised the NFL average for ground gaining, with Washington leading with 317 yards per game and a total of 953. The New York Giants have the tightest defense, holding opponents to a total of 144 yards per game.
SEPT 27 (Milwaukee Journal) - Maybe you noticed it, maybe you didn't, because it's such a small thing from up in the stands, but Cecil Isbell, as usual, went into Sunday's football game here with his arm chained
SEPT 27 (Green Bay) - The Cardinal-Packer football game at Buffalo Wednesday night will be broadcast by Russ Winnie direct from the field, it was announced today, and may be heard over WHBY, Green Bay, or WTMJ, Milwaukee. The broadcast will start at 7 o'clock, Green Bay time.
SEPT 27 (New York) - Four teams in the NFL are waging a fight for passing honors, having completed 50% of their aerials. The New York Giants have ousted the Washington Redskins for the aerial leadership in the third week of the play, according to latest statistics. Washington, however, overtook Philadelphia for the scoring lead and retained its advantage in ground 
loosely to his side. He has played that way since his second college football game for Purdue in 1935. Most fans, when they first hear of the chain, which is about six or seven inches long and allows him to raise his arm to about the level of his shoulder, say, "Oh!", and feel just a little sorry. That's natural, I suppose. But they can keep the sympathy to themselves. Isbell does not need any "Oh's". He can do right well as he is. He has worn the chain as part of his regular football equipment for so long and has become acquainted to it that in the ordinary heat of the game now he doesn't even know he has it on. The injury to his shoulder, which necessitated the chain, was suffered in his first varsity game for Purdue, the Northwestern game of 1935. A hard tackle sent him to the sidelines with a dislocated shoulder in the second quarter, but Purdue's trainer snapped the shoulder back into shape, and in the third quarter, apparently fit again,
he insisted on going back into the game. Again in a scrimmage, the shoulder jumped out of place and that was all. But that was all for only the day. A doctor set the shoulder, told him that it would probably jump out again at the first hard crack and recommended the chain which would restrict the movement of his arm. The chain was immediately made and the very next Saturday he played. And ever since he has played - a 60 minute ball player. He has never had trouble with the shoulder since and has played more than a score of tough ball games. The impression was created Sunday, after all Isbell did, that he is apt to become the greatest all-around football player in pro football since Dutch Clark. He passed, caught passes, ran and punted as few players have in their freshman year in the pro league. I doubt whether Dutch Clark, himself, did more in his first big start. Isbell isn't a flash in the pan, either, for he did the same through three years of college ball. If he isn't a Dutch Clark in the rough - and not so rough, either - he's the next thing to do it. There's an interesting sidelight on the first meeting between Isbell and Curly Lambeau after the all-star game in which Isbell all but set Soldier Field on fire. "Well, I signed for your price," said Isbell, "and I'll play for that, but -". "Never mind the buts," Lambeau answered. "The old contract is out, kid. Here's a new one," and he handed Isbell a contract calling for almost twice as much as the first. Isbell's play was the big thing that lifted Sunday's game from the rut of the ordinary. There was ragged and not a little bad football in spots, but his brilliant erased it all. Arnie Herber's passing, for instance, was as erratic as it had been in some time. He completed 5 out of 12 passes, not a bad record, but he also threw more passes way than he usually does. He isn't in shape as yet. And there was a doubtful strategy of the Cardinals in twice trying for a first down on fourth down in midfield, and the punt that Popovich caught over his shoulder, and tried to run out from his own end zone. After all, the pros are supposed to play good, sound football and this wasn't. A high school is often panned for this. But there was Isbell. He evened up everything...The crowd of 20,000, largest over to see a football game here, was poorly handled. There was difficulty getting into the stands and more difficulty in finding seats. Certainly before the Packers play here again, against Brooklyn October 16, something must be done. There was also considerable criticism of the program, which included only part of Chicago's lineup. Down to the "P's" it went - Pingle, Parker, Patrick - the rest had been removed to make room for an ad. Such players as Tinsley, Sloan, Russell, Smith, Tyler and others weren't even included. When a man pays 15c for a program he deserves a full lineup.
SEPT 28 (Green Bay) - What does a United States senator think about the Green Bay Packers of 1938? Well, in the accepted political manner his stand can be described by the cliche, he "points with pride". In fact, far from "viewing with alarm", the senator in mid believes that this season in mind believes that this season's Packers are great - probably not as good from the single team viewpoint as the eleven iron-men on the championship team of 1929, but as a squad the strongest he ever has seen. Unnoticed by the overflow crowd at the Chicago Cardinals-Green Bay game last Sunday at State Fair park in Milwaukee, F. Ryan Duffy of Fond du Lac momentarily dropped the togs of his office in favor of the mufti of the football fan...RECALLS PACKER TEAMS: Between halves he delved back into 16 years of football memories to recall Packer teams of other years, and his choice for an all-time honor team are pretty much like those picked by thousands of other Green Bay boosters, all "experts" by virtue of  several seasons' loyalty. With war fears cast side while the highly satisfied throng milled back and forth at the intermission, everybody had Packer opinion to express. "I would say that the 1929 team was the best 11 men that I have seen. Under the shrewd generalship of Red Dunn, I thought they played the smartest football of any Packer teams."...ONE OF STRONGEST: There was a slight delay while the senator figuratively thumbed back through the years, and then he said: "If I were to pick a squad, I would say that the present squad is the strongest that I have seen." And who are the individual Packers that Wisconsin's Democratic representative selects for an all-time team? The list was announced with practically no hesitation: