here Nov. 21. Thus far, the Packers haven't permitted a TD in the entire second half, the six points in the third quarter coming on a 47-yard field goal by George Blanda of the Bears and a 14-yarder by Doak Walker of Detroit. The Bears made the only touchdown Baltimore permitted in the second half. The Colts blanked Detroit entirely in the second half...The Colts have both the "big" All-America and the "little" All-America fullbacks of the '54 college season in Alan Ameche of Wisconsin and Dick Young of Chattanooga, respectively...What sort of attack will the Packers use against the Colts in County Stadium? That's a secret, but a year ago the Bays used two different basics of offense against Baltimore - the screen pass in Baltimore and the end run in the nightcap in Milwaukee. The screeners went haywire for a number of reasons, including a holding penalty right at the start and the Packers had to settle for a 7-6 win - thanks to the recovery of a fumble by Dave Hanner on the Baltimore seven-yard line, a touchdown by Breezy Reid a few plays later and Fred Cone's extra point kick. The Colts counted two field goals. Fullback Howie Ferguson stacked up 112 rushing - mostly around the end, as the Packers won the replay 24-13. The Colts exploded with a 13-0 lead (note the quick start) but the Bays bounced back with 10 just before the half and went on to win with single touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters...Colt publicist John Steadman said in Milwaukee today that veteran left halfback Royce Womble probably won't play Sunday. Womble was injured against Detroit last Sunday "and may not even make the trip," Steadman said. The Colts were due in Milwaukee late this afternoon. With Womble out, the Colts will start Dean Renfro or Walter Bryan, both rookies, at left half. The rest of the starting backfield will have George Shaw at quarterback, Alan Ameche at fullback and Buddy Young or L.G (Long Gone) Dupre at right half. If Dupre starts, the Colts will have an all-rookie backfield. The starting Colt offensive line will have Raymond Berry at left end, George Radosevich at left tackle, Art Spinney at left guard, Dick Szymanski at center, Alex Sandusky at right guard, Dick Chorovich at right tackle and Jim Mutscheller at right end. There is also a good chance that Lloyd Colteryahn will open at left end in place of Berry. Colteryahn tops the Colts in pass catching, with seven for 77 yards. Mutscheller caught three for 37 and Harry Hugasian, placed on waivers this week, has three for 32. Ameche and Shaw have done just about all of the Colts' rushing. Ameche moved 42 times for 347 yards and Shaw 14 for 54. Dupre carried 12 times for 47 yards and Hugasian 12 for 34...Tickets for the classic are available at the Packer ticket office, ticket chief Carl Mraz said today. And seats are available on the Milwaukee Road special, sponsored by the Packer Alumni Assn., leaving here at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Close to 35,000 tickets have been sold already for the contest, but Mraz said that ducats will be available at the ticket windows at County Stadium Saturday night. A special train is bringing a load of Ameche fans in from Madison. In addition, there are a number of buses coming in with fans from Madison, Kenosha - Ameche's hometown, and Racine.
COLT DEFENSIVE LINE HELPING OFFENSIVE WALL
OCT 7 (Baltimore) - The ponderous defensive line of the Baltimore Colts, sometimes called "Football's Ferocious Five", was given credit today by Coach Weeb Ewbank for lending help in still another department. In a somewhat unusual statement, Ewbank said "the offensive line is good because the defense helped make it that way." How's that again. Once more, Weeb, but slow it down. "Yes, that's the way I feel about it," Ewbank added. "This all started back in training camp. The defensive line could have put up only half an effort when we were in play sessions but it didn't. The defense went all out all the time against our green offensive line. Those new boys got an education and they got it from one of the finest defensive lines I have ever seen. The defensive line just kept putting pressure on the offense and that's why we have the improvement in our blocking and all-around attack play." The defensive line, and Ewbank is the first to say it, has been its old powerful self in the Colts' surprising upsets of the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. Now the Colts are pointing for another win over the Green Bay Packers in Milwaukee Saturday night. In the two games thus far, the tackling of ends Gino Marchetti and Don Joyce, tackles Art Donovan and Tom Finnin and guard Joe Campanella has been savage. But Ewbank feels that because the aforementioned five refused to go through the motions in training camp that they brought about improvement in the offense. Ends Jim Mutscheller, Lloyd Colteryahn and Raymond Berry, tackles Dick Chorovich and George Radosevich, guards Art Spinney and Alex Sandusky and center Dick Szymanski have protected for the passer better than any Colt team in history, and have provided the backs with ample daylight on ground plays. Berry, of SMU, Chorovich of Miami of Ohio, and Szymanski of Notre Dame are fresh off the campus. The others were with the Colts last year. Spinney and Sandusky are converted ends and Radosevich previously was a linebacker, center and guard with the Colts.
PACKER RUN INTO SELVES IN COACHING CATEGORY....!
OCT 7 (Green Bay) - Gus Rosenow out his finger on something at the Packer Corporation's shindig at the Beaumont after the Packer-Bear game Sunday. "The Packers looked like they are awfully well coached," Gus pointed out. "They seem to react so well to so many different situations, they know what they're doing, and, besides, they play like they are really enjoying themselves out there," this member of the first Packer team in 1919 continued. Gus made a special point to state his views to each of the Packer coaches - Head Coach Liz Blackbourn, defensive backfield coach Tom Hearden, offensive backfield coach Ray McLean and line coach Lou Rymkus. Blackbourn is a firm believer in the old saw, "the players make the coach," and the 30-year (plus) veteran of instructing football feels that a good start has been made toward that end this year. What Liz won't say and what we will is that the absolute devotion to the organization and work on the part of Liz and his three aides is starting to pay off. They did the same things last year, and finished with 4-8, but the coaches, then freshmen together, were just getting their feet wet. This season they are veterans, so to speak, and they've got a few more players to work with. And the players who were here in '54 seem to be improved with a full season of Blackbourn thinking under their belts. The Packers will take their bumps this season - everybody does in this league, but, and this is an understatement, things are looking up! The Packers will run into themselves - in this particular coaching category - in Milwaukee Saturday night. Weeb Ewbank, too, was a rookie in Baltimore last year, although he had the benefit of serving in the pros, coming from the Cleveland Brown staff - unlike Liz who stepped out of the college ranks. With a 2-0 mark, Ewbank, a hard working guy, has a few extra players this year - or shall we say horses. He had the line last year; this season he has added an offense with backs George Shaw, Alan Ameche and L.G. Dupre and center Dick Szymanski - his first four draft choices. Incidentally, Ewbank was fortunate in the draft. He won the bonus, snapping up Shaw, and then took Ameche as his No. 1 pick. He nailed Dupre right in front of the Packers who were set to pick him. Blackbourn, going into his first really crucial battle, has been calmly confident. The discussion the other day touched on the Colts' and Packers' lines. Liz figured that the Packer offensive line had improved over a year go. We inserted that the Colts' tough defensive line, one of the best in the league, would give the Packer offensive line a good test. Liz fired back, "maybe that tough Baltimore line will get a good test from our offensive line!"
BELL NOT APOLOGIZING TO ANYONE FOR PACKER-WARRIOR CONFLICT
OCT 7 (Philadelphia) - NFL Commissioner Bert Bell said Thursday he wasn't apologizing to anyone because he allowed a change in schedule to permit the Baltimore Colts and Green Bay Packers to play their NFL game in Milwaukee Saturday night. That's the same night and only a mile from the scene where Marquette University plays Kansas State. Earlier Thursday, Con Jennings, Marquette athletic director, charged "invasion" and said the Marquette-Kansas State game was scheduled three years ago, but that Bell this fall acceded to a Colts' request to reschedule their Packer game from Sunday to Saturday night. He said Bell "certainly hasn't been fair" to the college teams involved. Bell replied he didn't know that "Saturday night or any other night or territory was assigned in this country to anybody." He added: "There were no complaints from anybody when we scheduled the Eagles and Giants on the same night as Villanova and Baylor in Philadelphia. What do they expect us to do, go around asking may we play today?"
PACKER SQUAD IN GOOD SHAPE
OCT 7 (Baltimore) - The Green Bay Packers hope to saddle the Colts with their first loss tomorrow night in Milwaukee. The Packers point to several things to back up this optimistic view. First, they are, according to their own releases, in the best physical condition of the season...CARMICHAEL TO BE READY: Injured star Hoagy Carmichael will be ready to play against the Colts. He was held out of the Green Bay winning effort against the Chicago Bears last Sunday to insure full recovery of his injury. Secondly, a record crowd may attend the game and the Packers want to impress the Milwaukee fans. Of course, the presence of Alan Ameche, a Wisconsin hero, in the Colt lineup will have much to do with the attendance as well as the clashing of two unbeaten teams. Milwaukee's record attendance for a pro football game is 34,369, established in 1948 between the Packers and the Chicago Cardinals at State Fair Park. The largest crowd at Milwaukee County Stadium was the 1953 clash with the Rams, when 23,352 fans attended...COACH LAUDS PACKER DEFENSE: Third, the Packers feel certain they can contain the new found Colt offense with what Coach Lisle Blackbourn calls "the best defense since I have been with the Packers." Green Bay also feels Tobin Rote, Howie Ferguson and company will be able to score against the tough Colt defense. They back up that contention by pointing to the four defeats they handed the Colts in the last two seasons. While the Packers proclaim their physical fitness, the Colts are suffering with several injuries to key men...WOMBLE STILL OUT: Yesterday, for instance, Walter Bryan, rookie halfback who has seen most of his duty on defense, was used in the left half spot offensively. He will replace Royce Womble, who is still hobbled by a knee injury. On the other side, Buddy Young will get the call. L.G. Dupre has been slowed down by a leg injury and will see limited service. Backing up Buddy on the right side is the old, all-around man, Carl Taseff, who had a great night against the Packers as a fullback last season. The fullback battle between Ferguson and Ameche has the entire town of Milwaukee buzzing. Advance sales for the game have reached 30,000. In fact, business has been so brisk that Verne Lewellen, Packer general manager, even took a hand selling tickets...SHAW VS. ROTE: But the game probably will be decided by the two defenses and the two quarterbacks. At quarterback, the Packer have the edge in experience with Rote, a veteran of six years, in the driver's seat. But the Colts' George Shaw, bonus rookie deluxe, has not taken a back seat to anyone thus far. He is green but makes up for it with courage and speed.
FAST START KEYS PACKERS
OCT 7 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - First place in the Western Conference will be at stake Saturday night at County Stadium when the Packers battle the Colts, kickoff at 7:35. For old Green Bay, that's more like it. It's been a long tough grind back to the role of title contender. The last time the Packers won their first two league games was eight years ago. Three in a row? It happened in 1944, and that the last championship season for the Packers. They did it with nine wins and two defeat. So, it's a pretty inspired pack of Packers preparing for the rookie-led Colts. This is a veteran Green Bay club which has finally caught fire. To the old standbys like Tobin Rote, Breezy Reid, John Martinkovic, Len Szafarn and Fred Cone, being a title contender is quite a morale booster after being easy pickings for so many years. But listen to a fresh rookie like Billy Bookout, the Packers' new "holler" guy signed as a free agent after one year of coaching at Midwestern University. "We'll win the first five games, then win four of the last seven and win the championship," spouted a confident Bookout after the Packers walked off City Stadium turf with a 24-3 victory over the Bears last Sunday. That, of course, remains to be seen. But there is no doubt that the Packers' flying start has injected the winning frame of mind needed. They have won all four meetings in their series with the Colts. Last year at County Stadium fullback Howie Ferguson hit his stride, gaining 112 yards rushing and 44 yards passing as the Packers won, 24-13. That was against one of the finest defensive lines in the game. The Packers will lock horns with that ponderous forward wall again, a line which Colt Coach Weeb Ewbank says has been its old powerful self in Baltimore's surprising upsets of the Bears and Lions. The Packers will be in their best physical condition of the season. Halfback Al Carmichael, sidelined four weeks with a dislocated shoulder, will be raring to go. He will bolster the Packers' aerial game, as he is a favorite Rote target. Incidentally, Rote needs only two more touchdown passes to tie the Packer record of 59, set by Cecil Isbell during 1938-42.
RECORD MILWAUKEE CROWD EXPECTED AT COLT-PACKER GAME TONIGHT
OCT 7 (Milwaukee-Baltimore Sun) - "Gee, you'd think the Braves were playing the Dodgers," a Milwaukee sports fan proclaimed this afternoon on the eve of the Baltimore Colt-Green Bay Packer game tomorrow night in County Stadium here. Actually, the interest generated by these two NFL teams is amazing. In Milwaukee, baseball in the guise of the Braves is king. But, for a day, or rather a night, football has taken over the sport normally reserved for the Braves by the Wisconsin fans...AMECHE IS BIG ATTRACTION: Although the Packers are a Wisconsin team, the expected record attendance of more than 35,000 isn't altogether due to their playing here tomorrow night. Rather, it seems that Alan Ameche, big Colt fullback, is the main attraction, along with the fact that two unbeaten teams are meeting. Ameche, known as the Horse, starred for the University of Wisconsin before turning pro. He rates right next to Eddie Mathews and other Brave players as a State hero. And the way Alan has been performing for the Colts as a rookie fullback has impressed even his most ardent Wisconsin fans...GREEN BAY FAVORED: He has been the Colts' siege gun, thus far, running wild, so to speak, in Baltimore's surprising victories over the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions. Ameche will be playing under somewhat of a cloud, however, since his father is in a hospital here with a heart ailment. It is the contemplated battle between Ameche and Howie Ferguson, 210-pound Packer fullback, that had old Milwaukee buzzing. But, despite the presence of Ameche in the Colt lineup, the Green Bay eleven is rated a three-point favorite for the 8:35 p.m. kickoff tomorrow night. The records of the two teams do not warrant such a discrepancy. Each has defeated the Lions and the Bears...PACKERS IN GOOD SHAPE: The Colts bounced the Bears on opening day, 23 to 17; while the Packers were whipping the Lions, 20 to 17. The following week, the Colts took the Lions over the hurdles, 28 to 13, and Green Bay lowered the boom on the Bears, 24 to 3. On physical condition, the Packers rate a wide edge over the Colts. Green Bay is in perfect shape for the struggle. Their only casualty, Hoagy Carmichael, rested on the bench in the Bear game so he should be ready for the Colts. The Colts aren't so fortunate. Particularly at offensive halfback, the Colts are hurting. Both of the starting halfbacks are sidelined. Royce Womble, the left half, probably will sit out the Packer game, while L.G. Dupre will see only limited action. Another Colt casualty is Art Donovan, who has a bad cold and slight fever. He is expected to play, however.
ROTE, SHAW MATCHED; NOT MUCH TO CHOOSE
OCTOBER 8 (Milwaukee Journal) - Youngster will be matched against veteran in a battle of fine quarterbacks when the Baltimore Colts meet the Green Bay Packers at County Stadium tonight. Everything points to a hot contest between George Shaw, young Colt, and Tobin Rote, veteran Packers. It will complement the fullback duel between Alan Ameche, Wisconsin Horse turned Colt, and Howie Ferguson, Green Bay bronco from the bayou. Certainly Rote, in his sixth NFL campaign, and Shaw, in his first, have been instrumental in guiding their teams to two straight upset triumphs apiece. Their records so far, as both passers and runners, are surprisingly similar:
PASSING Att Comp Yds TDs
ROTE 57 29 351 3
SHAW 31 17 215 3
RUNNING Att Yds Avg
ROTE 10 50 5.0
SHAW 14 54 3.9
Rote, 6 feet 3 inches tall and 205 pounds, is rated the stronger runner; Shaw, 6-1 and 180, the faster and more elusive. Ween Ewbank, Baltimore coach, tells this one on Shaw: "The Oregon youngster rates as the third fastest Colt, behind Buddy Young and Royce Womble. One day Shaw beat everyone in a race after practice. 'Why, coach,' he said, 'I should win. Those other guys were tired. They had to work lots harder. I'm just a quarterback.' " Rote, 27, has thrown more times and gained more yardage but Shaw, 22, has averaged 6.9 yards a throw to Rote's 6.3 and has a completion percentage of 54.8 to Rote's 50.9...Royce Womble, the only injured Colt, will be dressed for tonight's game, Coach Weeb Ewbank said, and will play "if the situation warrants or demands."...'BEST TEAM': Ewbank said Friday that he thought the Packers should be favored (as they are, by 1 1/2 points) over his Colts. "They've got us in experience," he said. "They're playing in their home territory. Our scouts say that the Packers, in their victories over the Lions and the Bears, were the best team they've seen this fall." Ewbank added that he thought the Colts would get some moral support from a few rooters coming here all the way from Baltimore. "Then, too," he said, "the people from Kenosha and former Wisconsin fans probably will help us by cheering for Ameche...The Packers have beaten the Colts four straight times: 37-14 and 35-24 in 1953, and 7-6 and 23-14 last year...CASTOFFS: A tribute perhaps to the coaching of Lisle Blackbourn and Ewbank is the fact that both the Packers and Colts will have 11 castoffs from other teams in their starting offensive and defensive lineups. That's exactly half the 22 positins. For the Packers they include Billy Bookout (signed as a free agent), Buddy Brown (obtained from Washington), Tom Dahms (Los Angeles), Howie Ferguson (Los Angeles), Jerry Helluin (Cleveland), Gary Knafelc (Cardinals), John Martinkovic (Washington), Breezy Reid (Bears), Joe Skibinski (Cleveland), Len Szafarn (Washington) and Val Joe Walker (New York). For the Colts: Joe Campanella, Art Donovan, Bill Pellington, George Radosevich, Bert Rechichar, Dean Renfro and Don Shula. Carl Taseff (all with Cleveland at one time or another), Doug Eggers (free agent), Tom Finnan (New York) and Don Joyce (Cardinals). All told, the Packers have 15 pickups from other teams on their 33 man roster; the Colts 17.
UPSTART PACKERS, COLTS EYE THIRD STRAIGHT TONIGHT
OCT 8 (Milwaukee-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - What happens when a couple of upstarts meet in football? That will be answered in County Stadium before nearly 40,000 here tonight when the Packers battles the Baltimore Colts. Kickoff is set for 7:35. Both teams are surprise packages. Nobody, except the players and coaches of the two clubs, figured they'd go into tonight's classic with perfect 2-0 records. They defeated the same teams - Detroit and Chicago Bears, who were originally expected to ball up the Colts and Packers. The big prize tonight will be Victory No. 3 and possible undisputed leadership in the Western conference - if Detroit bounce off the floor and whips the Los Angeles Rams Sunday. The Rams also have 2-0. Tonight's game is most difficult to figure - if you're trying to find a winner. The Colts have improved vastly on offense over a year ago - with quarterback George Shaw, presently the rage of the league, halfback L.G. Dupre and the rugged Alan Ameche at fullback. The offensive line has improved some, with the addition of center Dick Szymanski, and the defense, murder last year, has been helped by the offense's ability to keep the ball. The Packers, by comparison, have the same offensive backfield but a stronger offensive line, which has helped the backs run and given Tobin Rote more time to toss. The Packer defense, while it ranks as the best in the league on a point basis, still hasn't faced a "right" quarterback - much less a QB with the running ability of Shaw. Detroit's Bobby Layne had a sore arm and George Blanda and Ed Brown of the Bears were off color last Sunday. What the Packers can do with a sharp-passing and hard-running speed demon (he's the second fastest Colt) like Shaw might be the key to the game. Thus, the burden tonight might rest on the Packers' sturdy defense - stopping Ameche's murderous runs up the middle, Dupre's and Buddy Young's wide stuff and Shaw's deadly passing and running. Ameche will pack an 8.3-yard average tonight on 347 yards in 42 carries against the Bears and Lions. With Ameche running wild, Shaw hasn't had to call much on anybody else to rush - other than himself. The Packer defensive line - John Martinkovic, Dave Hanner, Jerry Helluin, Bill Forester and Nate Borden - will lead the rush on Ameche and his pals. If they escape that line, it will be up to Deral Teteak, Roger Zatkoff, Billy Bookout, Doyle Nix, Bobby Dillon and Val Joe Walker. Packer quarterback Tobin Rote faces his toughest assignment tonight because, if the Colts run true to form, the Packers won't have the ball as much as they did against the Bears. In other words, Rote's chances to score may be fewer. The Packer offense will have an extra cog - halfback Al Carmichael, who missed the last five games due to a shoulder dislocation. He'll exchange with Veryl Switzer at right half and pair with him on kickoff and punt returns. Most of the Packers' offense likely will be wrapped up in Rote, Howie Ferguson, Breezy Reid, Gary Knafelc and Billy Howton. Ferguson will have a personal duel going on with the Colts' Ameche - one of the game's top sidelights. The tough Reid will be charged with the task of splitting the Colts' strong line and Knafelc and Howton will lead the pass catching. Whatever offense the Packers generate will be up to the Packers' improve offensive line - tackles Len Szafaryn and Tom Dahms, guard Joe Skibinski and Buddy Brown and center Jim Ringo. Neither coach sounded very optimistic about the outcome. Liz Blackbourn, head man of the Packers, had this to say: "We don't know for sure just how good they are, and they probably feel the same way about us. Frankly, I'm worried about it." Baltimore coach Weeb Ewbank voiced practically the same sentiments: "Our scouts tell us that the Packers are the best looking team they've seen," said Ewbank. "They've got the experience on us. But, we'll show up for the game." It looks like a tossup from here, but the so-called experts are giving the Packers a 1 1/2-point edge.
MILWAUKEE ATTENDANCE MARK SURE
OCT 8 (Green Bay) - The all-time record for attendance at a football game in Milwaukee will be broken when the Packers and Colts have at it in County Stadium tonight. More than 35,000 tickets already have been sold and there is a strong possibility that the final turnstile reading will hit 40,000. Either figure will surpass the existing record of 34,369 set at the 1948 Packer-Chicago Cardinal engagement in State Fair Park. The present record for County Stadium will be eclipsed by an even wide margin. The largest football crowd at the new home of the Braves was in 1953, when 23,352 saw the Los Angeles Rams defeat the Packers, 38-20. This will be the seventh game the Packers have played in County Stadium. Tickets will be available at the stadium windows tonight, Packer ticket director Carl Mraz emphasized today. Many of Alan (The Horse) Ameche's admirers from both Madison and Kenosha, his hometown, will come via trains and buses to watch the former Badger star make his professional debut in Wisconsin with the Colts...The game will be broadcast nationally over the sprawling, 550-staion Mutual Broadcasting System network as well as the Packers' regular 52-station chain. Harry Wismer will do the MBS broadcast, assisted by WJPG's Bill Howard. Earl Gillespie, Tony Flynn and Bob Forte again will share the Packer network microphone, including WJPG...The weatherman has promised to fill the cups of Packer fans to overflowing by providing a perfect night...The Packer-Colt collision is the only game on the NFL schedule tonight. All other ten entries will be in action Sunday. Unbeaten Los Angeles will be at Detroit in the Western Division headliner, while the San Francisco Forty-Niners at Chicago Bears in the other game. The Philadelphia Eagles will be at Cleveland in the Eastern Division feature. Elsewhere, the schedule will find the New York Giants at Pittsburgh and the Chicago Cardinals at Washington.
40,000 TO SEE PACKERS, COLTS TONIGHT
OCTOBER 8 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The greatest professional football attraction here since the 1939 World Championship game will draw the biggest football crowd in Milwaukee history Saturday night when the Packers battle the Colts, kickoff at 7:35, at the County Stadium. The all-time mark was established in 1948 when the Packers played the Chicago Cardinals before 34,369 at State Fair Park. The largest football crowd at County Stadium was in 1953 when 23,352 saw the Rams game. "With perfect football weather predicted, we should draw 40,000," Packer General Manager Verne Lewellen said Friday. "There are a few thousand tickets still available but they should be gone by game time." This is a perfect match between two undefeated clubs who have beaten two comparable opponents, each having a sure-fire quarterback, a galloping fullback and a whale of a defense. Playing on home territory, the Packers rule a point and a half favorite. The Colts arrived here Friday morning and Coach Weeb Ewbank promptly whisked them off to their Pfister Hotel hideway. "I don't think we'll work out in this chilly weather. I don't want any of our boys catching a cold," said Ewbank. The Baltimore bossman then made a capsule observation of his club's fast start in the Western Division: "Honestly, I can't say how good we are. We seemed to catch the Bears on a day they couldn't do anything right. And Detroit? Well, the Lions probably don't think we were in their class. Our boys got the Lions on the run and wouldn't let up." Ewbank pointed to his stepped-up offense which is clicking with seven rookies playing the key roles. For the record, the Colts were the lowest scoring team in the league last year with the best defense. "We needed help the worst way going into the draft meeting and luckily came up with some good choices who have panned out. You know Al Ameche's worth around here. He's been great. And George Shaw is going to be one of the best quarterbacks in the league." For speed, Ewbank pointed to L.G Dupre, All-Star sensation; Royce Womble, Dean Renfro, obtained from the Browns, and still the fastest of them all, Buddy Young. "But wait a minute," said Ewbank, "how about those Packers? Our scouts had a flowery report on them after that game in Green Bay last Sunday. We remember what Tobin Rote and Howie Ferguson did to us last year (The Packers won both games, 7-6, and 23-14). Rote is a seasoned veteran and now perhaps the best quarterback in the business. Our Shaw bears quite a resemblance to Tobin, He will run with the best of them and is faster than Rote. I don't want to make any comparison between Ferguson and Ameche," added Ewbank. "I'm sure they're two different types of runners, but let the game settle that." Up in Green Bay, Coach Liz Blackbourn expected his Packers to run into the toughest opponent of the season, trying to bottle Shaw, Ameche, Dupre and Womble. "We have yet to face a quarterback who is at his best," said Liz. "Bobby Layne had a bum arm and George Blanda was not the Blanda we've seen before. The Bears secondary wasn't playing as well as we expected either. I'm not taking anything away from the play of the Packers, but I would like to point out some of the circumstances at this time. Our job right now is Baltimore. We expect Shaw to be right Saturday night," Liz said. What about Ameche? "If we plug up the middle to stop Ameche that Depre will run us wide," explained Blackbourn. "If we pull up too close to stop Dupre and Ameche, Shaw will start throwing all over the place. And that Shaw can run, too." Green Bay, at the moment, boasts the league's best defense. Can it corral the kicking Colts? The time has come for the showdown and to the winner goes a front running berth in the Western Division. The Stadium crew reported the field in excellent shape. A tarp has protected it from the recent rains.