Green Bay Packers (3-1) 24, Chicago Cardinals (1-3) 22
Wednesday September 28th 1938 (at Buffalo)
(BUFFALO) - Football drama of the "steenth" degree was penned here Wednesday night when the Green Bay Packers came from behind in the waning minutes of the last quarter to nose out a hard fighting Chicago Cardinal team, 24 to 22, before some 20,000 fans. Right at the start of the final frame Coach Milan Creighton's "huskies", and they sure were husky last night, helped themselves to a one-point lead over Lambeau and the way the Windy City footballers were cutting capers it seemed as if it was over by the shouting for old Green Bay. However, a fighting team can't be beat and the Packers kept on bearing down with all their might.
Several times promising Green Bay advances fizzled out and gloom was knee deep for the handful of Wisconsin rooters in the stands. The worm turned as the lighted time clock at the top of the big stadium was showing but minutes to go. Pangle, the Cardinal back, fumbled the oval and Baby Ray covered it like a hot potato. This was the break that steeled the Bays for a final offensive charge which was to spell victory in capital letters. Hinkle plunged through for a first down and was hurt on the play. Another line smash edged up the ball a few inches and then Tiny Engebretsen ambled back for a placekick with victory or defeat hinging on the result. The Packer forwards dug in tight to stem the foes and Tiny did the rest in a blaze of glory. The ball split the uprights, Referee Tommy Hughitt raised his arms and the startled crowd let out a roar of approval which should have been heard in Wisconsin.
True enough, there was a couple of minutes to play and the Cardinals chose to receive. The Chicagoans let loose with some threatening tosses and the seconds seemed like hours to the Packer squad. But the final gong finally sounded and the Packer gridders staged a celebration on the gridiron that would have done credit to a bunch of collegians. The game ball was given right away to Engebretsen, who seemed as cool as a cucumber. He tucked the ball under his top jacket and wended his way to the Packer bus while a young army of hero worshippers followed in his wake, singing his praises to the skies. On the other side of the field it was a different story. The Cardinals were a heart-weary, battered crew. Several of the Chicago gridders were near to tears as they picked up their duds at the bench and for once Coach Creighton had nothing to say for the press or anybody else.
The game sure put professional football on a firm foundation in the Bison City. A couple of weeks ago the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh fracas didn't leave such a good impression on the football colony, as it was bit too one sided to be interesting. But last night's contest changed the complexion of the post-graduate gridiron picture here entirely and veteran footballers were loud in their praise of the exhibition. Art Powell, who has been coaching and officiating around Buffalo for years, stopped alongside the Packer bus and told the players that in his 35 years of footballing he had never seen such a thriller. A wise-cracking Packer answered Powell with this remark: "Neither did I - it was Hell on earth in these last few minutes and I darn near died - just sitting on the bench. The Bays did not look so hot as in Milwaukee while the Cardinals, acting the role of underdog, played a 50 percent better brand of football."
Don't get the impression that the Packers were not trying. As a matter of fact, they were trying harder than in the Milwaukee game, but it just seemed as everything went haywire while the Cardinals profited by breaks and benefited by several penalties which came in the clutch. Cecil Isbell turned in another honey of a game for the Packers. The stellar Purdue graduate was super-brilliant on the attack and his defensive play was outstanding. What's more Isbell was fighting every minute, urging his teammates on when things looked the darkest and it was his inspired play that was the outstanding feature of a contest which was filled with thrills from the opening whistle until the final guns.
CHI CARDS -  0  6  7  9 - 22
GREEN BAY -  0 14  7  3 - 24
2nd - GB - Don Hutson, 17-yard pass from Cecil Isbell (Tiny Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - CHI - Buddy Parker, 2-yard run (Kick failed) GREEN BAY 7-6
2nd - GB - Clarke Hinkle, 3-yard pass from Bob Monnett (Hinkle kick) GREEN BAY 14-6
3rd - GB - Arnie Herber, 15-yard pass from Isbell (Engebretsen kick) GREEN BAY 21-6
3rd - CHI - Jimmy Lawrence, 13-yard run (Bill Smith kick) GREEN BAY 21-13
4th - CHI - Smith, 28-yard field goal GREEN BAY 21-16
4th - CHI - Pete Tyler, 19-yard pass from Jack Robbins (Smith kick failed) CARDS 22-21
4th - GB - Engebretsen, 20-yard field goal GREEN BAY 24-22

Before the construction of the Bills current home, Ralph Wilson Stadium, the team played at War Memorial Stadium, a classic old stadium located along Dodge Street, Best Street and Jefferson Avenue. Construction of a stadium in the Buffalo area began in 1935 as part of President Franklin Roosevelt's WPA programs. A single tier grandstand stadium that enclosed the field was constructed and opened in 1938. Upon its opening it was known Roesch Stadium, Grover Cleveland Stadium and Civic Stadium before finally being named War Memorial Stadium in 1960. It originally had a seating capacity of 35,000. Before the Bills arrival, the stadium hosted several early NFL games, numerous track and racing events and baseball games. In 1947, the All American Football Conference awarded Buffalo a franchise that became the Bills. The team became a member of the AFL and played its first home game as a member of the league on September 18, 1960. The Buffalo Bills played at War Memorial Stadium for thirteen years until they moved into Ralph Wilson Stadium. The Bills played their last game at the stadium on December 10, 1972 against the Detroit Lions. In the 1960s the stadium saw one major addition, an upper deck on the north side that gave the stadium a hodge podge look. This gave the stadium a seating capacity of 46,201. War Memorial Stadium sat basically empty after the Bills moved out until 1979 when the Triple AAA Buffalo Bisons baseball team moved back to War Memorial Stadium. The baseball team had played at War Memorial Stadium at various times since 1961. Over the years, people in Buffalo gave War Memorial Stadium the nickname, the Rockpile. Over its half of a century of existence, the stadium saw many great players play on its playing field. By the mid 1980s the stadium was showing its age and it was demolished in 1988. Today it is the site of an athletic facility. - See more at: Stadiums of Pro Football
powerful, heavy experienced line and one of the most brilliant array of backs in professional football. At the halfback posts alone Packer fans will see Lloyd Cardwell of Nebraska, Nardi of Ohio State, Jim McDonald of Ohio State, Barie of Minnesota Teachers, Ernie Caddel of Stanford and the impressive newcomer, Fred Vanzo of Northwestern university. Ace Gutowsky, perennial Packer headache, will start again at fullback, aided by Szakash of Montana, and the veteran Bill Shepherd of Western Maryland. The quarterback assignment will be divided among Manager Dutch Clark of Colorado, Kent Ryan of the Utah Aggies and Vern Huffman of Indiana.
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - NFL honors in ground gaining and forward passing may be decided this season in the game between the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants next Sunday, according to statistics released today. The Giants jumped from third to second in ground gaining during the past week to cut down the Washington advantage in this department. New York still remains second in passing, 1 percent behind the Redskins. Washington has a 324 yard in average in ground gaining for three games, has completed 31 of 54 passes for 57 percent, and scored 79 points to lead in all offensive departments of play. Green Bay jumped from third to second in scoring during the week, just one point behind the Redskins...BEST GROUND AVERAGE: The Giants have a 281 yards average in ground gaining and have completed 22 out of 39 passes for 56 percent. Cleveland is third in ground gaining with a 241 average for five games. The Chicago Cardinals and Green Bay Packers are tied for third in the race for aerial honors with 48 percent completions each. The Cardinals, however, have completed 61 of 125 tosses, the most in the circuit to date. The Chicago Bears and New York Giants share defensive honors. The Bears have held opponents to 19 points in three games, while the Giants have had only 144 yards per game gained against them.
OCT 5 (New York) - Max Krause of the Washington Redskins continued to lead the National Professional Football league in ground gaining, statistics for the last week showed Wednesday. Krause has gained 206 yards in 21 attempts for an average of 9.8 yards per try to lead Byron White of the Pittsburgh Pirates. White has piled up 192 yards, but he has carried the ball 71 times. Don Hutson of the Green Bay Packers and Joe Carter of the Philadelphia Eagles share the lead in scoring with 24 points each. Four were deadlocked in the field goal department, Ward Cuff of New York, Bill Ressig of Brooklyn, Clarke Hinkle of Green Bay and Ralph Kercheval of Brooklyn, each having kicked two. Although Gaynell Tinsley of the Chicago Cardinals has failed to score a point this year, he is leading the pass receivers with 18 catches, good for 194 yards. Carter of Philadelphia has caught 13 for 190 yards. Ed Dankowski of New York led pass throwers with 25 completions in 40 attempts for a .625 average. He was trailed closely by Bill Hartman of Washington who has completed 18 throws in 20 attempts for a .620 mark.
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - Buffalo went goofy over that Cardinal-Packer football game of last week, and in looking over the assembled clippings from the East there's only one conclusion - another group of fans was knocked from its collective reserved seats by another polished display of professional football. The most superlatives were slung around by Bill Kelly in the Buffalo Courier-Express, who wrote as follows: "Buffalo has seen the last of professional football for this year, but is not to be denied that pleasure forever, as some were so freely predicting after the somewhat disappointing crowd which turned out Wednesday night to see a marvelous display of football strategy, thrilling, sensational individual play by such stars as Cecil Isbell, Jack Robbins, Eddie Jankowski, Gaynell Tinsley, Clarke Hinkle, Jimmy Lawrence, et al, perfect, almost flawless teamwork by both teams, and a final dramatic performance by Tiny Engebretsen, who booted the ball over the crossbar and between the uprights in the final minutes of play to win for the Packers, 24 to 22. It was a game such as the spectators present had not seen in all their lives, and all probability one the like of which they will never see again. It is unnecessary to recount the thrills, the unexpectedness, the drama and the sensationalism of the game. In fact it would be impossible to record every small gesture of performance of these gridiron experts and wizards, for that is exactly what they are. Suffice it to say that Buffalo saw pro football at its best, at its theatrical and dramatic best - and liked it. Oft was the regret expressed that the Card-Packer game couldn't have been played here first, after which the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia contest would have been almost a surefire sellout. But Charlie Murray had to take what was offered him of the early season games, and Philly-Pitt was first on the list. Accordingly, true to his rep for not quitting under any circumstances, or in any game, once he is convinced he has the right slant, Murray yesterday took up his option, by which one of the regularly scheduled Cardinal-Green Bay games definitely becomes a fixture of Buffalo's grid calendar for 1939, and yearly thereafter. Charles W. Bidwill, owner of the Cards, and Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau, representing the Packers, agreed to come here next year, which will undoubtedly be good news to Buffalo fans. After Wednesday night's spectacular thriller, Charlie Murray couldn't negotiate fast enough to clinch the game for Civic stadium next season. The league's sanction for the Packers and Cardinals to play again in Buffalo is a routine detail at the annual league meeting. Each club in the league is privileged to play an at-home game wherever the club owners concerned choose to play. There is no chance of the Packers-Cardinals playing here or elsewhere this season. Once the regular schedule gets underway, the clubs cannot play an exhibition game, either with a team in the league or with any of the numerous independent professional teams from coast to coast. Whether Buffalo will eventually become a spoke in the NFL wheel remains for the future to decide. Provided a franchise would be available, Buffalo would have an even chance to secure it. No game in years cause so much animated aftermath and talk as that of Wednesday night. Its effect on football in this city cannot be accurately calculated. There's' not the slightest doubt that a new and live interest was given football, and what helps the game helps everyone."
Washington Redskins by 37 to 13 last Sunday, it was almost certain that it meant Bezdek's hide. It did. After the Redskin debacle, President Tom Lipscomb sent the team to Allentown, Pa., with Assistant Coach Art Lewis in charge, and called Bezdek back to Cleveland for a conference. To the newspapers Lipscomb announced that "changes will be made". Bezdek's dismissal was the change. The former University of Pennsylvania coach and Pittsburgh Pirate baseball manager was under contract to the club for three years starting last season. His reported salary for 1937-38-39 was to be $22,500. Cleveland handed over the remaining sum - about $12,000 - along with the walking papers...Lewis' appointment to succeed Bezdek is only temporary. Under him the Rams won at Allentown by 33 to 7, but it hardly was a test for a National league team. However, he will hold the reins when Cleveland plays the Detroit Lions Sunday, and a permanent promotion may depend on the team's showing then. Lipscomb at present is looking for someone with experience in the league. Ernie Caddell, Detroit's halfback who came from Stanford, is among those being considered, and it is reliably reported that something along those lines has been mentioned to Mike Michalske, former Packer guard. Mike, however, is not particularly interested in what the Rams have to offer. Dropping Bezdek was the new Ram management's second administrative change of the year. Early in the season Damon (Buzz) Wetzel was replaced as general manager by Manny Eisner. Eisner was nominal chief of operations when the Rams visited Green Bay, although his appointment to the head post was not announced until the following week.
OCT 2 (Green Bay) - Coach Curly Lambeau and his Green Bay Packers are very appreciative of their open date in the National Professional league schedule and are spending the weekend recuperating from the bumps and bruises of their two games with the Chicago Cardinals last week. Bunny Schoeman, formr Marquette center, is in the worst shape with an injured knee and may not see action in the Detroit game here next Sunday, according to Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician. "Schoeman has made good," Lambeau said, commenting on the loss. "We weren't afraid to put him in at any time." The Packers will stress pass defense this week. Lambeau said that the boys learned a good lesson in the second Cardinal game at Buffalo, and doesn't think they will be letting down against any league foes for the rest of the season as long as they remember that game.
Cleveland Rams, who had first choice, needed power in his backfield, along with a few other things, and draw at the gate. He picked off Corby Davis of Indiana as a sure-fire attraction for Ohio fans. Second choice went to Bert Bell of the Philadelphia Eagles. He grabbed off Jim McDonald, Ohio State back who subsequently was sold to Detroit. Potsy Clark of the Brooklyn Dodgers, third up, picked Boyd Brumbaugh, Duquesne back. This brought the draft selection to Johnny Blood McNally of Pittsburgh, and Blood made his now historic selection of Byron (Whizzer) White, the $15,000 rookie from Colorado. Needing a hot forward passer, Milan Creighton of the Chicago Cardinals, given fifth choice, took Jack Robbins, the sensational Arkansas aerialist. Sixth choice was in the hands of Detroit's Dutch Clark, who was in desperate need of a center. He hooked off Alex Wojciechowicz of Fordham, and Lambeau was up. Without hesitation, the Green Bay coach chose Isbell, and although no one knew it at the time, the Packers were in possession of the sweetest piece of machinery to wander through the 1938 draft. Isbell subsequently signed, burned up the field in the All Star game, reported to the Packers and has been the fair-haired boy. More people are turning out to see him than to witness any other Packer in action, and Wisconsin pro football fans are talking of little else. Yet, six other teams could have had him. Following the Packers, the New York Giants picked George Karamatic, Gonzaga back, and sold him to Washington. The Redskins then took Andy Farkas, Detroit, while the Chicago Bears picked Joe Gray, Oregon back. All of the first draft choices are playing pro ball except Gray, who did not sign, indicating that the league coaches are pretty smart - but don't mention Isbell's name to Bezdek, Bell, Potsy Clark, Blood, Creighton and Dutch Clark.
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Bunny Schoemann, first year center with the Green Bay Packers, went to St. Mary's hospital late yesterday immediately after the team returned from the bruising contest with the Chicago Cardinals at Buffalo. Schoemann has an injured left knee, and Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, does not think he will be able to play against the Detroit Lions Sunday, Oct. 9. Battered in the sensational Buffalo game which they won, 24 to 22, on Tiny Engebretsen's last minute field goal, the Packers and Coach E.L. Lambeau welcomed Sunday's open date on the team's schedule. In addition to Schoemann, a number of other Packers were shaken up severely, and the time for reparation is needed. Buckets Goldenberg received a painfully cut tongue, which required several stitches, and there was every variety of bruise and bump. All of the Packers but Schoemann, however, will be ready for the Lions. Recognizing the probability of a tremendous advance sale, the Packer corporation today advanced the deadline for all ticket reservations to 9 o'clock next Tuesday evening, Oct. 4. Tickets not picked up by that time will be placed on open sale. The tickets are moving fast, although thousands remain unsold, and if fair weather prevails, a new Green Bay attendance record almost certainly will be set. The Packer players still are shaking their heads over their close escape at Buffalo, when what appeared certain to be the team's second defeat suddenly reversed itself into the third victory. If the Packers are successful in humbling the rough and ready Lions of Coach Dutch Clark, they will be in position to take over first place by the middle of the Western division campaign...TEAM OFF-KEY: The Packers were slightly off-key at Buffalo, running into a letdown from their hot afternoon at Milwaukee last Sunday, while the Cardinals, fighting for their jobs, were working under a terrific head of steam. When they wrestled the lead from Green Bay in the closing period, a National league upset seemed imminent, but Engebretsen's carefully kicked placement sent the Packers back into the lead with seconds to spare. Joe Laws, injured in the Milwaukee game, will be ready for action again in the Detroit contest here. He'll be needed, for the Packers are facing a vicious October program. Four tough opponents for next month are looming large on the Green Bay schedule. After Detroit, the team travels to Milwaukee Oct. 16 for a tilt with the Brooklyn Dodgers; the following Sunday, Oct. 23, they battle the Pittsburgh Pirates at City stadium; and Sunday, Oct. 30, they will be at Cleveland for their second game with the Rams.
SEPT 30 (Green Bay) - Some of the athletes we like to watch are getting nutty on the subject of lateral passes, and here's hoping the coaches cool them off before somebody loses a football game or a championship. A lateral pass is a definite part of the football scheme. Although calling for precision in execution, it has a place on the high school, college and professional gridiron, and it provides an added touch of the spectacular to make the spectator grab for his hat. But in several contests this season it has been overdone, and apparently it can be overdone almost every time that it is attempted without being of a set play. In other words, the mania which grips some football players as soon as they can receive a forward pass - to get rid of the ball as fast as they can - just as sure as anything is going to upset somebody's championship ideas. Two or three times in the St. John's-St. Norbert game last Saturday sizeable gains were wiped out because St. Norbert receivers flung the ball from them as they were tackled. They hoped it would be received by their own men, but one occasion the opposition grabbed it up. Two laterals let loose by the Chicago Cardinals at Milwaukee Sunday boomeranged upon the Chicago team. In one case a first down was lost because the receiver lateraled some five yards back to a teammate who was surrounded by Packers, and the Cardinals were just lucky on that occasion that they didn't lose the ball. A well-known Packer who has played football for years has the same insanity. The moment he catches a pass, he looks around for a place to lateral. In the last several years he's thrown some 12 or 15 laterals, and I'll bet not more than two of them gained more than an inch of yardage. A couple of them lost possession of the ball. The reason is that an impromptu lateral comes as much of a surprise to the man receiving it as it does to the other team. Maybe he's a guard, hustling in to help with a bit of downfield blocking after a pass reception, and all at once he finds a loose football hurled at him, turning his fingers into thumbs and demanded some almost brilliant split second thinking. A lateral which operates as part of a set play is different, but even there it calls for marvelous precision and timing. And it's such a disappointment to the home fans to see a beautifully executed forward pass smeared up by having a receiver fling the football to a mate, several yards behind him, who may be surrounded by enemy players.
OCT 1 (Green Bay) - Back at home after a hectic invasion of Buffalo, during which they won by a 24 to 22 margin in a breath-taking evening with the Chicago Cardinals, the Green Bay Packers returned to their home practice field today. Everyone, including Coach E.L. Lambeau, was glad that the squad does not face another assignment tomorrow. The Packers will work out Sunday morning, and will spend the afternoon awaiting returns from three other NFL contests. Both the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions, the only teams which outrank the Packers in the Western division standings, are in action Sunday, and an upset for either would be just dandy with the Green Bay players. The Bears, however, are rated stronger than the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Lions are favored to tip over Cleveland...STRONGEST DETROIT TEAM: "We expect to meet the strongest Detroit team in history," Lambeau said today as he prepared to call his team into practice. "The Lions carry manpower to burn, and have the most capable reserves they ever have had." The new additions along, Lambeau pointed our, are sufficient to startle any professional football coach. Fred Vanzo, Northwestern's great blocking back, has been purchased from New York and will be seen at City stadium for the first time when the Lions play here a week from tomorrow. Detroit also has among its newcomers Jim McDonald, Ohio State quarterback who was purchased from Philadelphia; Alexander Wojciechowicz. Fordham center; Wolf, Ohio State center; and Kent Ryan, brilliant triple threat back from Utah State, who was a teammate of the Packers' Carl Mulleneaux...MATISI ON SQUAD: This list doesn't include one of the greatest lineman of the 1937 collegiate season - Tony Matisi, acquired by the Lions from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lambeau expressed himself as far from pleased with the general showing of the Packers at Buffalo. "We made lots of errors, particularly on pass defense," he said. "But there were several bright spots, not counting the final score, which was in our favor." The Green Bay punting, by Cecil Isbell, Clarke Hinkle and Arnold Herber, he added, was phenomenal. Not a single yard's return was made by the Cardinals all evening, due to the exceptional placement of the kicks...EXPECTS BEST FORM: "I hope that the Packers will be at their best form of the season against Detroit," he continued. "Andy Uram is ready for regular service at halfback, and Isbell is giving everything he has, every minute. The loss of Bunny Schoemann, center, will be costly because he was fitting into the Packer system in every department." Schoemann is in St. Mary's hospital with an injured knee, received at Buffalo. Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, has said that he will be in shape to play against Detroit. Three or four of the Packers are still carrying too much weight, Lambeau said, adding that this excess poundage must be lost at once.
Packers counted in four games. The Giants and Bears share defensive honors. The Giants held opponents to 144 yards per game in two encounters. Only 19 points have been scored against the Bears in three games.
OCT 4 (Green Bay) - "One of the most dangerous teams in the NFL" is the description tagged onto the Detroit Lions, next opponents of the Green Bay Packers, by Coach E.L. Lambeau, following his return form the Detroit-Cleveland game of last Sunday, in which the Rams upset the heavily favored Lions. "Detroit has plenty of power in every department, and looked like the better team most of the way," Lambeau reported, as he started work keying his Packers for this, the most crucial game to date on the Green Bay schedule. The Lions and Packers will tangle at City stadium Sunday afternoon, starting at 2 o'clock. His statement is no publicity buildup. The public apparently needs no urging to obtain its tickets, for one of the largest advance sales in Packer history is reported. Although thousands of seats remain unsold, all fans are reminded that their reservations must be picked up at the Legion building headquarters no later than 9 o'clock tonight. Tickets not taken at that time will go on open sale. "The Lions obviously were pointing for the Green Bay game, and were suffering tremendously from over-confidence against Cleveland," the Packer coach continued. "The Rams, on the other hand, were fighting hard and were able to capitalize on the breaks. Without a doubt the Lions were the better team. They just took things too easily - something they won't do against the Packers next Sunday. They would gain seven or eight yards when they could have made 15, saying to themselves, 'We'll get the rest next time." I got the impression that had the Lions had been trying, they could have scored practically at will." Condensed, all this means that the Packers are in for a rough afternoon, come Sunday, when probably the largest crowd in Green Bay football history will visit the stadium. While no predictions as to a sellout have been made, the advance sale thus far is better than that which preceded the Bear-Packer game...OLD FACES BACK: Detroit invades Green Bay with one of the most impressive sets of backs and linemen in the National league. All the old poison faces will be seen  again, in addition to which a brilliant crop of former collegiate stars have been added. At the quarterback post will be Huffman of Indiana, Manager Dutch Clark of Colorado, and Kent Ryan of Utah State, the latter a highly promising professional freshman. The halfbacks assignment will be taken by Caddel of Stanford, Cardwell of Nebraska, Nardi and McDonald of Ohio State, Vanzo of Northwestern and Barle of Minnesota State Teachers. At fullback will be Ace Gutowsky of Oklahoma City, Szakash of Montana and the veteran Bill Shepherd of Western Maryland. The talented end corps includes Klewicki of Michigan State, Moscrip of Stanford, Hanneman of Michigan State, Morse of Oregon and Pratt of Carnegie Tech, while the Detroit tackles are Christensen of Oregon, Johnson of Utah, Rogers of Villanova, Reynolds of Stanford and Tony Matisi of Pitt. Lion guards are Wagner of Michigan State, Graham of Tulsa, Monahan of Ohio State, Feldhaus of Cincinnati and Radovich of Southern California. At center will be Stokes of Centenary, Mackenroth of North Dakota and Wojciechowicz of Fordham.
OCT 4 (New York) - The unheralded pitching and catching battery of Frank Filchock and Wilbur Sortet connected for two scores last night to share the honors with the mighty Byron (Whizzer) White as the Pittsburgh Pirates came from behind to defeat the New York Giants 13-10 in a NFL contest before a crowd of 18,805 in the Polo Grounds. Trailing 10-7 midway in the final period, the Pirates marched 45 yards to victory with Filchock heaving a 13-yard pass to Sortet for the winning touchdown. The great Whizzer, who gained 75 yards on 19 attempts and ran back punts and kickoffs for 103 more yards, set up the scoring play by ripping off 35 yards in two tries. Filchock also set the stage for the invaders' first marker when he intercepted a heave by Tuffy Leemans on the Giants' 31-yard line. Two plays later the husky former University of Indiana star shot a 23-yard pass to Sortet who outraced Leemans to catch it in the end zone.
OCT 4 (Milwaukee) - Coach Lambeau is the most watched coach in the NFL, and "mo matter what they tell you" Bobby Monnett of the Packers is the most accurate passer in pro football. Thus writes Pat Gannon, New York City bureau manager of the Milwaukee Journal. (Pat is the brother of the Press-Gazette's managing editor). "Everybody figures he has something up his sleeve. Generally it's a sawed off shotgun," Gannon adds about the Packers' boss...As oft pointed out, Milwaukee never did make much of a success at pro football, or pro baseball either. The Packers, however, are going over big there. Stoney McGlynn of the Sentinel says the fans "have taken to the Packers like a chorus gal to a string of pearls, and want to see more of such footballers as Don Hutson, Clarke Hinkle, Jankowski, Monnett, Laws, et all, including a guy named Cecil Isbell who is rapidly becoming the No. 1 public enemy of all Packer opponents."
pass catcher is not a member of the team with the best passer. Gaynell Tinsley, Cardinals end, leads the circuit with 18 catches. Carter is second with 13, one more than the total of Charlie Malone, Washington. Max Krause, Washington veteran, continues to pace the field in ground gaining with 206 yards in 21 attempts for a 9.8 average. Whizzer White, Rhodes scholar all-America of Colorado U. now with Pittsburgh, jumped from third to second, and his 192 yards cut the advantage of Krause to only 14 yards. Dave Smukler of Philadelphia is third, 40 yards behind White. Scrapper Farrell, Pittsburgh; Dick Riffle, Philadelphia; and Boyd Brumbaugh, Brooklyn, follow in that order to give Eastern division players a clean sweep of the first six places in this department. Ward Cuff, Giants; Bill Ressig and Raph Kercheval, Brooklyn; and Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, are in a four-way tie for field goal honors, each having two successful placements.
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - The Packers' enlarged City Stadium is likely to be filled to the very ears Sunday afternoon, for the renewal of that classic gridiron feud between Green Bay Packers and the Detroit Lions. The kickoff is at 2 p.m. There isn't a reason in the world why Coach Dutch Clark would want his Lions to go easy on the green-and-goal clad Packers. And Coach E.L. Lambeau, his players and the host of Packer followers feel the same way about the Motor City machine. The Lions are smarting from the 21-17 whipping given them by the Cleveland Rams last Sunday. This, with the bitterness developed between the Lions and the Packers, is likely to mean as hotly a a fought contest as will be seen on a national pro league girdiron in 1938. No pushover, however, those Lions! The lineup includes Tony Matisi, great Pitt tackles; Alex Wojciechowicz, heralded Fordham center; Jim McDonald, Ohio State quarterback. Dutch Clark himself is still on the list. Others, to name a few, are Ernie Caddel, halfback, and Ace Gutowski, a dangerous line smashing fullback. These, with the combination of other veterans and recruits, offer probably one of the biggest threats to the Packers this year. For the expected 25,000 spectators, however, Coach Lambeau will send out his famous line and backfield, currenly rated just about tops in the football world. Bunny Schoemann, nursing an injured knee, is likely to be the only Packer in civilian clothes this Sunday. Cecil Isbell, started out slowly by Lambeau, can expect to get a hard workout, just as the fans are hoping. Bob Monnett, Arnie Herber, Clarke Hinkle and the other greats in the backfield can also be counted upon for duty.
OCT 6 (Detroit) - The Detroit Lions picked up their practice tempo at Kelsey Field Wednesday, as the Dutchman and his men prepared for the Packers of Green Bay next Sunday in the Wisconsin city. The Lions' 1938 title hopes rest largely with the outcome of the Packer contest. Four times the Lions have gone up to Green Bay to play the Packers, and three times the Packers won. They are tough in their own town - or any town. A Lion triumph would put the Detroit eleven right back in the thick of the title fight. Too many outstanding Lions are benched with injuries for any Detroit fans to hold hopes too high for the Detroit team. Ernie Caddel, captain, will be on the sidelines with a badly wrenched shoulder and Fred Vanzo is ailing from a knee injury. And Lloyd Cardwell is slowed down as a result of both ankle and knee injuries. With that many injured backs, the Lions' backfield problem is acute, and, in addition, Bill Roger, tackle, is limping from a painful leg injury.
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - The mighty ground attack of the Detroit Lions will be matched against the vaunted air forces of the Green Bay Packers at City stadium Sunday afternoon in a NFL game, and if the weather maintains its even course of the past weekend, which thus far has eluded the 1938 game, definitely will be on hand. E.A. Spachmann, director of ticket sales, announced at noon today that approximately 3,500 seats remain for the annual Lion-Packer conflict. As the stadium seats 22,300, and the all-time record, set at the Detroit-Green Bay game last year, is 17,553, a simple matter of mathematics is sufficient to carry promise oft the new mark. Rain or inclement weather, of course, will serve the same turn as the Bear-Packer game, when a certain record attendance switched into something over 15,000. It is expected, however, that the skies will be fair next Sunday afternoon. National league statistics reveal that the Lions have the best average in yards rushing, total yards gained, forward passing efficiency, opponent's fumbles recovered, touchdown runs, field goals, least opponents' gains, and pass defense - a great array of statistics which may spell doom of the Packers victory march. Green Bay holds the statistical edge in first downs, yards gained from scrimmage, lateral passes, total points scored, distance of punts and least opponents' points. The teams are practically even in pass interceptions and points after touchdown. While this might seem to send a shade toward the Lions, actually the contest stacks up about even. The Packers' terrific aerial attack, if unhampered by poor weather, is likely to offset any advantage the Lions have on the ground, and the Packer ball luggers themselves are sufficiently talented to cause the Detroit line a severe afternoon. Arnold Herber, Bob Monnett, Cecil Isbell and Johnny Howell, the four most capable passers on the squad, all are in perfect condition, and any is a sufficient backfield threat to keep the Detroit secondary where it belongs. On the receiving end the Packers have their usual talented corps, headed by Donald Hutson, current scoring leader of the National league. The Lions will roar into town early tomorrow morning on the Chicago and North Western line, and will work out Saturday at City stadium, getting rid of their train legs. While in Green Bay they will headquarter at the Hotel Northland.
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - The lashing ground force which the Detroit Lions deposit upon all of their NFL opposition will be turned loose at City stadium tomorrow afternoon, when the Lions and Green Bay Packers will have another turn at deciding the Western division supremacy. True, the Chicago Bears at present outrank both clubs in the standings, but the Packers play them again and Detroit plays them twice. Of those three games, the Bears figure to lose one or two, and, if they do, the winner of tomorrow's engagement will rule as the chief challenger. Detroit packs one of the most terrific ground attacks in organized football, and has considerably better than a fair passing attack. This lethal offensive setup will try to outscore a Packer team which has the league's hottest overhead campaign, plus a bruising punch along the sod...DECIDED IN AIR: This puts the issue up to the two lines, with the probability that, if the walls fight each other even, the game will be decided in the air. This is just what the Packer fans are hoping for. The game will start at 2 o'clock, and if the expected fair weather prevails, will be witnessed by Green Bay's largest football throng. The present record is 17,553, set at the Lion-Packer game last season. The talented and brilliant crew of backs and linemen who Detroit hauled into City stadium last year, since has been augmented by some of the greatest stars of 1937 college football, including Tony Matisi, all-America tackle from Pitt; Alex Wojciechowicz, Fordham center; Kent Ryan, Utah State quarterback; Jim McDonald, Ohio State halfback; and Fred Vanzo, Northwestern back...FIRST APPEARANCE HERE: All of these aces will be appearing before a Green Bay gridiron crowd for the first time. They plug whatever weak spots there were in the Detroit personnel of 1937, and make the renovated Lions a constant scoring threat. The Lions already are on the scene. They arrived via the Chicago and North Western road at 3 o'clock this morning, are stationed at the Hotel Northland and worked out today in anticipation of the league struggle. The real inward trek of Packer fans will begin tonight, and continue until game time tomorrow, when gridiron history probably will be made with the attendance of more people than ever before witnessed a football game in Northern Wisconsin...MORALE AT PEAK: The Packers, at peak morale and with their squad intact except for center Bunny Schoemann, are expected by Coach E.L. Lambeau to make their most impressive appearance of the season. They'll have to, he added, if they don't want to leave the field on the brief end of the score. The
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - Four Green Bay Packers figured in the scoring at Buffalo last night as the team edged the Chicago Cardinals, 24 to 22. Fullback Clarke Hinkle is making signs of improving his position in the all-time scoring list. His 24th Packer touchdown and 18th extra point, attained last night, raised his total to 195, and he remained in third place, but only 29 points behind Johnny Blood. End Don Hutson scored his 28th touchdown, elevating his fourth place total to 169 points, 26 less than Hinkle. Arnie Herber, who is becoming something of a scoring threat,  counted his sixth touchdown as a Packers, and his all-time total now is 38, good for 23rd place. Tiny Engebretsen's last minute field goal was his seventh for Green Bay, and his extra points were his 13th and 14th. He now has 35 points and stands in 25th place among the all-time scorers.
SEPT 29 (Green Bay) - There are six gentlemen of assorted personalities and common objectives wandering around the eastern half of the United States these days with very red faces, and one of them is not Earl L. (Curly) Lambeau of the Green Bay Packers. The half dozen individuals in question are those worthy gridiron generals who passed up Cecil Isbell, prize package of the 1938 professional season, with little more than a thought in the annual National league draft. When the league met, the coaches took their pick of the 1937 collegiate stars, beginning with the clubs who finished closest to the bottom of the list. You'd hardly expect the coach who stood seventh in line to pop up with the hottest selection, but here is Mr. Isbell, burning hot and running wild, to prove that that's just what happened. Coach Hugo Bezdek of the 
OCT 1 (Green Bay) - The fifth quarter: Add persons hard to understand: the wolves howl because the Packers came close to defeat at Buffalo Wednesday night. 99 percent of the Packer fans were all smiles as a result of the 24 to 22 victory over the Cardinals. But the fellow who always has a beef came up with the question, "What do you think about the Packers now?" meaning of course that they weren't so hot. The answer is, "More than ever." The Packers came from behind when time was at a premium to regain control of things. That is a real test of any football team, and the mark of champions. Coach Curly Lambeau is one of the first to admit that there were "lapses", times when everything went wrong, and breaks turned Green Bay advantages into scoring opportunities for the opposition. Such as when Russ Letlow intercepted Dwight Sloan's pass in the third quarter, and then lost the ball on the Card 26. In the plays that followed, the Chicago team scored. On the other hand, if Letlow had hung onto the ball, the Packers probably would have made another touchdown...But the coach contends, as he did before the Cards and Packers met the first time, that the Green Bay team is stronger. Cardinal officials had figured the clubs as pretty close to equal, which gave rise to Card prexy Charles Bidwell's statement that neither outfit would win both of the games. It doesn't take any particular fine study to see which was right. Still, when it was all over at Buffalo, the grapevine reports that Coach Milan Creighton of the Cards attributed the victory to Packer "luck". It all depends on how a person looks at the result. Tiny Engebretsen, who kicked the winning field goal, and the 10 other players who were out there as minutes flew had hand in it. Anyway, after the Bear game here two weeks ago, Fate owed the Packers one. Maybe this was it...Clarke Hinkle, fullback to whom all the superlatives have been applied, and Lambeau both report that the Cardinals were much tougher in Buffalo than in Milwaukee. Hink points out that it was "do or die" with them. Losing Wednesday's game probably put them out of the NFL pennant race. Then, too, they were bitter about the humiliating defeat in Milwaukee. And some of the boys rose to great heights in an attempt to remain among the leaders. Hinkle cited the play of Bill Smith and Gaynell Tinsley at ends, Jack Robbins at halfback, Tony Blazine at tackle, and Buddy Parker at fullback. Fans glued to their radios received just about the same impression of Cardinal standouts. Those players, plus Bill Volok, guard, and Jimmy Lawrence, halfback, looked like Creighton's best bets at the game in Milwaukee..Change of scene: When the men in the driver's seat at Cleveland decided to change horses this week, it was no great surprise. The Ram management had been holding the ax over Coach Hugo Bezdek ever since the disappointing showing of last season. So when the Ohio football team lost to the
OCT 3 (Green Bay) - Fired to new heights by the unexpected defeat of the Detroit Lions yesterday, and realizing that that event will make the men of Coach Dutch Clark tougher than ever, the Green Bay Packers were back at work today, preparing to repel the Detroit invasion at City stadium next Sunday afternoon. The Lion upset at the hands of the previously downtrodden Cleveland Rams catapulted the Packers into second place among the Western division teams, and placed them in position to strike for first place any weekend, provided they slip past the stern Detroit challenge next Sunday...SITUATION IS OPPOSITE: The situation in the coming game will be the opposite of that in last years' Packer-Lion opener. On that occasions the Bays, with three consecutive losses behind them, turned loose a blast which all but removed the invaders from the field. Next Sunday it will be Detroit which will be fighting in desperation, for their upset burned deeply, and the Packers are riding along on a satisfactory victory string. Apparently Bunny Schoemann, former Marquette center, will be the only Green Bay players unable to appear in uniform Sunday. Schoemann has been confined to St. Mary's hospital, receiving treatment for a knee injured against the Cardinals at Buffalo Wednesday. Dr. W.W. Kelly, team physician, hopes he will be ready for service when the Packers play the Brooklyn Dodgers at Milwaukee Oct. 16. The advance ticket sale has been large, and gives promise that a record crowd may witness the struggle, but thousands of seats still are left. The Packer corporation today repeated its warning to all those who made reservations - tickets set aside must be picked up at the Legion building headquarters by 9 o'clock Thursday evening. All reservations not called for by that time will be placed on open sale Wednesday. No one is making any predictions of a sellout as yet, but if fair weather prevails, the record crowd of 17,553, set at last year's Detroit-Green Bay game, will be shattered. The new stadium will seat 22,300. Some of the outstanding new men in professional football will make their appearance here Sunday in the Detroit lineup. The roster includes Tony Matisi, brilliant Pitt tackle; Alex Wojciechowicz, much-publicized Fordham center; Jim McDonald, Ohio ​State quarterback; to name only a few. Then there will be the old standbys of the Detroit machine - Ernie Caddel, halfback; Ace Gutowsky, the line-smashing fullback; and the redoubtable veteran, Dutch Clark himself, still on the active list after a great competitive career.
OCT 3 (Chicago) - Pittsburgh and New York of the NFL, taking cognizance of the day, harmonized on the washboard blues, then prepared to swing tonight - at each other - as the rest of the clubs rested from their Sabbath maneuvers. Tonight's game, originally set for Oct. 30, was moved up to alleviate the Pirates' heavy schedule later in the month...CARDS LOSE AGAIN: Brooklyn's Dodgers contributed to the tight situation in the Eastern division yesterday by defeating Chicago's slipping Cardinals, 13 to 0. It was their first triumph of the season but good enough to give them a .500 rating and a tie with Philadelphia and New York. At the bottom of the heap was Pittsburgh, suffocating from want of enough victories to offset three defeats. The Chicago Bears maintained their undefeated Western standing by trouncing the aspiring Philadelphia Eagles, 28 to 6...RAMS MOVE UP: Next Sunday the Bears take on Cleveland, which stepped from behind yesterday to strike down a favored Detroit eleven, 21 to 17. It was Cleveland's first win of the season and broke a 12-game losing streak that extended from early last season. In next Sunday's other games, New York will oppose the Redskins and Detroit will face Green Bay, which climbed into second place in the Western division as a result of last Wednesday's 24 to 22 triumph over the Cardinals, plus yesterday's Detroit loss.
OCT 3 (New York) - The Redskins and Giants, who meet in Washington Sunday, are running one-two in the
battle for ground gaining and forward passing in the NFL. The league champion Redskins have gained an average of 324 yards in three games and completed 31 of 54 passes for 57 percent. The Giants moved up from third to second place last week in yardage gained with an average of 281. They also have completed 22 out 39 aerials for 56 percent. Washington also has scored the most points with 79, one more than the Green Bay 
OCT 5 (Green Bay) - Poison in ponderous packages - briefly, the Detroit Lions - will block the path of the Green Bay Packers in a NFL game at City stadium next Sunday afternoon, and the Western division championship may be the eventual property of the winner. Certainly, the team which comes from the combat with the fewest number of points will have suffered a dizzy blow in the championship campaign, and for a few weeks at least will have to take a back seat for more important games. The size of the crowd will depend entirely upon the weather. The advance sale has been, and is being, the largest in Green Bay's football history, but several thousand seats sill remain most of which will be snapped up if the weekend is fair...OFFICIALS ARE SET: The officials will be Bobby Cahn, Chicago, referee; M.J. Meyer, Toledo, umpire; Irv Kupcinet, Chicago, headlinesman; and Carl Brubaker, Cleveland, field judge. The Lions have all kinds of reasons for wanting to thump the Packers. The rivalry between the two teams extends back to the first Packer championship era, when the Bays battled the Portsmouth Spartans of Coach Potsy Clark. The latter moved his team to Detroit, and changed its name, but the rivalry never was relaxed, and today there probably is more bad, bitter feeling between the Lions and the Packers than between any two professional clubs. The all-time record of the Detroit club shows but a .222 win percentage against Green Bay, the worst mark against any professional league club. The only one to approach it is the Detroit record against the Chicago Bears, which is .286...LIONS ARE MAD: Then, there is the matter of the 1938 championship. The Lions are fighting mad since their unexpected defeat by the Cleveland Rams last Sunday, and will come raging onto the City stadium turf, ready to handle the Packers as harshly as the Bays did them in their opening collision last year. At that time the Packers snapped back from three consecutive losses and nearly blew the Lions from the stadium. More than one football critic believes that the team which wins Sunday's game at City stadium will appear in the All Star show in Chicago next fall. The Lions invade Green Bay, as usual, with a 
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - Anticipating a highly-geared offensive struggle at City stadium when the Detroit Lions will meet the Green Bay Packers, Coach E.L. Lambeau of the latter team has been stressing speed and coordination in the daily Packer drill sessions. The Lions will arrive early Saturday morning and will practice at the stadium preparatory to meeting the Green Bay professional team. The advance ticket sale continues at a near-record clip, and if favorable weather prevails over the weekend, there is no doubt but that the largest crowd ever to see the Packers in action locally. C.L. (Brute) Mulleneaux, brother of the Packers' Moose Mulleneaux, a center from the University of Arizona, may be in a Packer game uniform within the next week or so, depending on the condition of Bunny Schoemann, injured Green Bay pivot man. "We are uncertain as to the use we can of Schoemann for the balance of the season, following his injury against the Chicago Cards at Buffalo," Lambeau said. "If he is unable to rejoin the Packers, we will place him on the retired list, and pay his salary for the balance of the season."...MAY SIGN BRUTE: "In that case we shall sign Brute Mulleneaux, an experienced professional center, late of the Cards. Mulleneaux has been working out with the Packers, and looks highly capable." The younger Mulleneaux, also, has looked good in practice since the last Card game, and Lambeau has been impressed additionally with the work of Johnny Howell, right halfback, who is fitting into the Green Bay system better and better. Howell has been calling signals from his position, and doing a fine job of it. Paul Miller also is slated for a greater share of action Sunday, as he traditionally goes well against the Lions. The Lions will arrive on the Chicago and North Western train at 3 o'clock Saturday morning, and will leave their special sleeper at 8 o'clock going directly to the Hotel Northland, their Green Bay headquarters. They will work out later in the morning.
OCT 6 (Green Bay) - So evenly contested is this year's race for individual honors in he NFL that at the end of the fourth week of play there is a two-way tie for scoring leadership, a four-way tie for field goal kicking, only a 14 yard difference between first and second in ground gaining, and a mere one-half percent separating the most efficient forward passers. Statistics announced today shows that two ends, Don Hutson, Green Bay, and Joe Carter, Philadelphia, both jumped from a tie for second in scoring to a tie for first with 24 points each. Clarke Hinkle, Green Bay, made one of the biggest gains of the week by rising from eighth to second in scoring with 20 points, one point ahead of Andy Farkas, Washington recruit. Never in the history of the National league has the forward passing efficiency been so high nor so close at this stage of the race. Ed Danowski, New York Giants, has completed 25 out of 40 for a .625 average, while Bill Hartman, Washington freshman from Georgia, has completed 18 of 29 for an even 62 percent. Jack Robbins, Arkansas recruit with the Chicago Cardinals, broke the tie that existed for third between his teammate, Dwight Sloan, and Arnie Herber, Green Bay, completing 27 in 53 tosses for 50 percent. As in other years, the leading 
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - All City stadium workers are ordered to report at the stadium no later than 12 o'clock tomorrow noon for the Detroit-Green Bay football game.
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - Johnny Blood - vicious blocker - that's one of the problems the Green Bay Packers may have to face when the Pittsburgh Pirates, Whizzer White, et al, play here Oct. 23. Edwin Sweetman, who is in Stanhope, N.J. on business, mailed in this clipping from the New York World-Telegram: "Johnny Blood, whose age conservatively is pegged at 34, spent seven years gyrating for Curly Lambeau's Green Bay Packers before taking over the Pittsburgh board of strategy. Blood suddenly blossomed into a darned efficient blocker - something he seldom had done in his 13 years of pro ball. Asked why the transformation took place, Johnny replied in his quiet way: ' When I was playing for Green Bay, Lambeau was always lamenting my shortcomings as a blocker rather than just a runner, passer and kicker. Well, we play Green Bay in a few weeks and I just want to show Curly he was wrong. Besides, it's fun to go out and block for that White kid because he's one of the most instinctively unselfish youngsters I've ever connected.' "
OCT 9 (Green Bay) - Humiliated last week, 21 to 17, by the previously downtrodden Cleveland Rams, Coach Dutch Clark's Detroit Lions hoped Sunday to recoup their fortunes with a win over the Green Bay Packers. The challenger's position in the western division of the National Professional Football league will be at stake. Green Bay moved into second place, below the Chicago Bears when the defeated Lions were defeated. Detroit will come into the game with more than hopes and determination, however. "The Lions have manpower to burn. They have the most capable reserves they ever have had," Coach Curly Lambeau of the Bays warned. Among the veterans who form the nucleus of the Detroit  team are Ernie Caddel, halfback; Ace Gutowski, hard driving fullback, and Dutch Clark himself. Added to these several veterans of the professional league who were purchased this year. Fred Vanzo, blocking back, who received his training at Northwestern, has been purchased from New York. Jim McDonald, Ohio State quarterback, was bought from Philadelphia. Tony Matisi of Pittsburgh was acquired from the Pittsburgh Pirates. Lambeau expects to rely upon his veterans, supported by such additions as Cecil Isbell, Purdue back who has distinguished himself as a passer and ball carrier, and Andy Uram, Minnesota halfback, who graduated from the university to the Packers this season.
OCT 8 (Detroit) - Dutch Clark and his Detroit Lion professional football team exercised lightly here today in preparation for the clash with the Green Bay Packers tomorrow. The outcome of the contest largely will determine which team remains in the running for the championship of the Western Division of the NFL. The Lions, victims of a startling upset by Cleveland last week, and the Packers have met four times on a Green Bay gridiron. and three times the Packers have spanked the big Detroiters soundly and sent them back to Detroit after having learned a football lesson. This town and countryside seems to rise up as a body whenever the Lions come to town. Last fall, on the Lion visit here, there were almost as many folks in the stadium as there are citizens in the city. This local enthusiasm, largely stirred by the annual appearance of the Dutchman himself, has served to fire the Packers and three times has caught the Detroiters back on their heels. But as the Lions worked out today, it appeared that the Detroit squad had roused itself into a fighting frame of mind. Throughout the week the Lions were reminded that to remain in the title running they must trounce the Packers right here in Green Bay. A defeat would leave Detroit but a slim mathematical chance to get into the the title playoffs. The Lions were not in the best kind of condition. Ernie Caddel, halfback and captain, was doomed to watch the game from the sidelines because of an injured shoulder. Lloyd
Cardwell, Caddel's alternate, also was hobbling some from an injured ankle. The Lions depend greatly on the offensive speed and defensive alertness of these two backs.
Cleveland Rams probably aren't capable of executing two amazing upsets in as many week, but Green Bay fans will keep an ear tuned to the announcement of the Cleveland-Chicago Bears contest tomorrow. Should the Bruins run into trouble, and the Packers triumph over Detroit, Green Bay will slide into first place among the Western division entrants.