to three touchdowns. The lack of offense really reared its ugly head in the last seven minutes when the Packers failed to score in four cracks from the one-yard line. The Packers might have had a chance with a touchdown at that stage (6:20 was left), but immediately after Babe Parilli couldn't budge the middle in three trips and Howie Ferguson same on the right side, the audience showed its displeasure with a loud chorus of boos. That touchdown miss was one of the strangest ironies that plagued the Packers' honest and energetic effort to score. The Bays went out and roared for 194 yards rushing - quite a diff from 47 last Sunday, but the Bays' passing was a bit off (10 out of 20 for 104 yards) and the 49ers intercepted two aerials and recovered two fumbles, both in 49er territory. Three penalties hurt the Packers real bad and two of them led to 10 of the 49ers' points - just to show you how things were breaking. The Bays were nicked for defensive holding on a third down and nine situation in the first quarter, giving the 49ers first down. The Bays held and Gordy Soltau kicked a field from the 32; without the penalty he would have kicked from the 43, if at all. Just after the second half kickoff, the 49ers made four yards in the first two tries, but the Bays were nicked for roughing the passer on third down. So they scored in two plays from the Packer 35 instead of having to punt from the 50, making the score 17-7! A third serious penalty robbed Howie Ferguson, running as of 1955, of a 100-plus yard performance - not to mention a possible 7-0 Packer lead in the first quarter. The Bays have first down on their own 33 when Howie rips up the middle for 44 yards to the 49er 23 but the Bays were offside. Fergie wound up with 74 yards in 15 attempts to almost match the 49ers' entire rushing total. The 49ers' great Hugh McElhenny was trimmed down to 38 yards in 13 carries and that gives you an idea how the Bays were tackling. Tackle Jerry Helluin set the rush-defense pace with a sterling game, including a dozen tackles. The 49ers did hurt the Packers with their passing, although the Bays intercepted four of Y.A. Tittle's passes - two in the first quarter. Tittle wound up with 168 yards and two touchdowns on 13 completions in 26 attempts. Tittle threw to Billy Wilson, who was back at full steam for the first time this season due to an early injury, five yards for the first 49er TD in the second quarter, giving Frisco a 10-7 lead. Green Bay had taken a 7-3 lead in the first heat on Parilli's one-yard sneak. Tittle hurled 12 yards to Clyde Conner for the 49ers' second touchdown and a 17-7 lead early in the second half. They moved 63 yards - the only lengthy jaunt by the 49ers all day - for the third touchdown early in the last period, Tittle plunging over after completing five passes for nearly 60 yards along the way. Paul Hornung scored the Packers' second TD and his first in league competition on a nine-yard keeper run with 58 seconds left in the game. The young quarterback moved the Bays 59 yards in seven plays. He raced 37 yards on the second play off tackle. The 49ers led 10-7 at the half, but you never would have noticed it by the first half statistics. The Bays had an edge in rushing, 46 to 29 yards, and passing, 76 to 54. The Pack completed six out of eight, including four out of five by Bart Starr, while the 49ers had only four completions in 14 tries. The Packers held an edge in everything but passing at the end. Max McGee, stepping in for the first time at left end for the departed Gary Knafelc, took Starr's opening-game pitch for 25 yards. Max was hit hard and remained in play after medical treatment on the field. That was the first play. Things were just beginning to happen. Three plays later, Starr passed almost 10 yards to Bill Howton who lateraled to Fred Cone as he was hit. Cone fumbled and the 49ers recovered. Hank Gremminger intercepted Tittle's first pass of the day and a short Dick Deschaine punt later, Bobby Dillon intercepted Tittle's third pass in the end zone. After a first down, Ferguson's 44-yard run that was called back and a 15-yard penalty when Carlton Massey tackled the fair catching McElhenny, the 49ers moved in for their 32-yard field goal by Soltau. Ferguson, Cone and Starr worked another first down, but then Starr was smeared for a 10-yard loss early in the second period. The Bays got the ball right back when Symank intercepted Tittle's pass but Parilli was pitched back 14 yards, so Deschaine dropped a beauty on the 49er 9. That punt left to the Packers' first TD as Ernie Danjean threw McElhenny for a six-yard loss. Bill Jessup punted from deep in his end zone and Symank fair caught it on the 49er 36. After two runs by Ferguson to the 31, McGee made a fine catch of Parilli's strike on the 10 and powered to the one, from where Parilli plunged in. Cone's kick made it 7-3. With two minutes left in the half, Parilli, on a second down and three situation, was chased back and he lateraled to Ron Kramer. Ron spotted a receiver and passed it but it was grabbed off by J.D. Smith at midfield and returned to the Packer 42. Tittle ate up the distance on three completions - to Joe Perry for five, Connor for 17 and Wilson for the last 20. Soltau converted and it was 10-7. After the 49ers made it 17-7 at the start of the second half, the Packers threatened as Ferguson rolled 21 yards on a pitchout. On the play, Boxer Charley Powell (he fought Ezzard Charles once) drew 15 yards for fighting with Jim Salsbury and the Bays had first down on the 49er 27. Cone then ripped seven yards to the 20, but Ferguson then fumbled and, you guessed it, Powell recovered. The 49ers held the ball for nine plays, including a fake quick kick and a quick kick nullified by a penalty, but couldn't score. They got it right back when Moegle intercepted in front of Howton on the 49er 15. Howton tackled Moegle and the play appeared to be stopped by the official but Moegle worked away and returned to the 49er 37. From there, the 49ers drove to a touchdown as the game moved into the fourth frame. The Packer offense, stymied for so long, worked up four quick first downs on running by Ferguson, Parilli and Hornung and a great catch by Howton for 16 yards to the 49er 21. The Bays lost it on downs, the third down seeing Moegle just barely knocking a touchdown pas out of McGee's hands. The Packer defense kept pounding, with 8:56 left, and Tittle was rushed with no mercy. Symank intercepted Ya Ya's pitch aimed at Owens on the 29 and returned 28 yards to the one. It created a tough situation - the ill-fated four-down try for a TD. Tittle took the 49ers to the one and John Brodie appeared and the 49ers had to punt. Hornung, starting on the Packer 41, escaped having his first pass intercepted by a hair but on the next play he ripped 37 yards to the Frisco 22. Howton made seven on a third down end-around play and Hornung made six more to the nine. Hornung then raced behind good blocking for the score. Cone converted for 24-14.
SAN FRANCISCO -   3   7   7   7  -  24
GREEN BAY     -   0   7   0   7  -  14
                   SAN FRANCISCO     GREEN BAY
First Downs                   15            15
Rushing-Yards-TD         32-78-1      39-194-2
Att-Comp-Yd-TD-Int 26-13-168-2-4 20-10-104-0-2
Sacked-Yards                  18            43
Net Passing Yards            150            61
Total Yards                  228           255
Fumbles-lost                 0-0           2-2
Turnovers                      4             4
Yards penalized             5-53          5-45
1st - SF - Gordie Soltau, 32-yard field goal SAN FRANCISCO 3-0
2nd - GB - Babe Parilli, 1-yard run (Fred Cone kick) GREEN BAY 7-3
2nd - SF - Billy Wilson, 19-yard pass from Y.A.Tittle (Soltau kick) SAN FRANCISCO 10-7
3rd - SF - Clyde Conner, 12-yard pass from Tittle (Soltau kick) SAN FRANCISCO 17-7
4th - SF - Tittle, 1-yard run (Soltau kick) SAN FRANCISCO 24-7
4th - GB - Paul Hornung, 9-yard run (Cone kick) SAN FRANCISCO 24-14
GREEN BAY - Howie Ferguson 15-74, Paul Hornung 4-62 1 TD, Fred Cone 11-26, Babe Parilli 6-17 1 TD, Bart Starr 2-8, Billy Howton 1-7
SAN FRANCISCO - Hugh McElhenny 13-38, Joe Perry 10-14, Y.A. Tittle 3-12 1 TD, Joe Arenas 3-6, Larry Barnes 2-6, Gene Babb 2-6
GREEN BAY - Babe Parilli 11-5-69 1 INT, Bart Starr 5-4-36, Paul Hornung 3-1-(-1), Ron Kramer 1-0-0 1 INT
SAN FRANCISCO - Y.A. Tittle 26-13-168 2 TD 4 INT
GREEN BAY - Max McGee 3-65, Billy Howton 3-30, Howie Ferguson 2-6, Ron Kramer 1-6, Don McIlhenny 1-(-3)
SAN FRANCISCO - Billy Wilson 5-78 1 TD, Clyde Conner 3-39 1 TD, R.C. Owens 2-30, Hugh McElhenny 2-16, Joe Perry 1-5
San Francisco 49ers (3-1) 24, Green Bay Packers (1-3) 14
Sunday October 20th 1957 (at Milwaukee)
OCT 21 (Milwaukee-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - Youthful Frankie Albert may have been guilty of deception on the football field as a southpaw quarterback but there was nothing lefthanded about his summary of Sunday afternoon's proceedings between his San Francisco 49ers and the Packers at Milwaukee County Stadium. "I thought our defense won the ball game," he said simply. "That goal line defense in the fourth quarter was a hell of a team achievement and, without a doubt, it saved the day for us. It has to because we ran up against as tough a defense as we've seen all year," the forthright 'Frisco chieftain declared. "We weren't getting any running - that's the first time we've been held under 100 yards rushing this season." The 49ers, who emerged with 78 net ground yards, also "haven't had four interceptions this year either," Albert revealed. "In fact, we only had two in our first three games." This statistical report brought him to his next point. "In other words, the Packers are awful tough to ball control against," Frankie insisted. "They don't give up yards on the ground and if you throw they intercept. Fortunately, we came through with a couple of touchdowns when we needed 'em," the former field general said. "Outside of that, I didn't see much offense on our part. But, I do feel we, like Green Bay, have improve a great deal on offense," Albert said, returning to his original theme. "We've added a lot of new men there - Bill Stits, Val Joe Walker and Bobby Holladay, all of them in trades or on waivers. In fact, Dick Moegle was the only 49ers in our secondary today." Frankie left no doubt he was pleased with the work of this new combination. "I didn't see Bill Howton open too much all day," he observed, "and that's a real credit to our defense because he's a great receiver." Albert also thought Packer bonus rookie Paul Hornung "looked good" during his fourth quarter appearance, noting, "He's a man of many talents." Interrupting his analysis to chaff one of his hirelings, veteran quarterback Y.A. Tittle, he chuckled, in an aside to rookie QB John Brodie, "They tell me they had to clear out the first two 
OCT 22 (Green Bay) - This is Offense Week. This is the week the Packers concentrate on Offense - for three reasons: (1) Score some points and (2) Win! It doesn't make much difference who you're playing when a team faces the "score or else" sign. But it might be mentioned here that the Bays must start manufacturing points against the Colts in Baltimore Sunday. The Packers, who scored 21, 14, 17 and 14 points in posting a 1-3 record thus far, aren't the only observers of Offense Week! Four teams - the Bears, Cardinals, Lions and Giants - celebrated Offense Week last week and came out with some rousing results. They, too, were potting around with two or three-touchdown games. What did they do last Sunday? The Bears, stuck with offensive showings of 17, 10 and 17 points, took their offense disgust out on the Rams - with 34 points and a 34-26 decision. The Cardinals, saddled with 20, 14 and 20-point shows, got themselves all het up and belted the daylights out of Washington 44 to 14. The Lions, sickened with 14, 24 and 10-point presentations, scored 31 and held Baltimore to 27, although the Detroits had to count 14 in the last two minutes to do it. The world champs Giants, who were muzzled with pointages of 3, 24 and 24, got their danders up and smacked Pittsburgh 35 to 0. The Packers worked themselves into a pretty good lather for last Sunday and put on quite an impressive go-get-'em show going down to defeat 24 to 14 at the hands of San Francisco. Unfortunately, the Packers couldn't score and that's why this is Offense Week. And that's why Coach Liz Blackbourn was moved to state with emphasis Sunday night: "I'll get this offense moving, it's been done before and I can do it again. We've got the defense to start with and now that offense has got to move." And, Liz added, "I've never had a poor offense in all my coaching days and there'll be some offense with this team." Overall, the Packers turned in a 298-yard offense Sunday, 194 by rushing and 104 passing. The 49ers gained 246 yards, including only 78 rushing. The Packers came out of Sunday's tiff in good physical condition, although two players are aching some now - cornerbacker John Petitbon and end Max McGee. Petitbon hurt his back while McGee, going the full route the first time on offense, sustained something similar. Max took a nasty tackle on the first play of the game as he caught a 25-yard pass from Bart Starr and was worked over pretty good on a few other receptions. Ron Kramer is still bothered with an ankle hurt but it's better now than it was last week. The squad worked lightly this afternoon after holding a morning meeting at the stadium clubhouse...The 49er game in County Stadium drew 18,919 fans Sunday. The attendance there for the Packer-Colt game a week ago Sunday was 26,322.
OCT 22 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Liz Blackbourn is sure he can shake some winning dice soon. He is still convinced he has a good football team. No pro coach in his right mind would be caught with his optimism down. But Blackbourn can back up his convictions with Sunday's improvements. Defensively, the Packers played their best game against the 49ers. They held one of the league's better running clubs to 78 yards. They intercepted four passes. Offensively, they gained 194 yards on the ground, their best performance. Howie Ferguson, running as a halfback, picked up 74 yards. The Packers lost their third straight game because the 49ers capitalized on Green Bay's errors. Blackbourn pinpoints the outcome on four events: 1) Kramer's sudden idea that he was a passer instead of a runner. 2) Ferguson's fumble on the 49er 23. 3) Parilli's pass to Howton on the 49er 15 which was intercepted. 4) Losing the ball on downs on the one foot line. Green Bay had a 7-3 lead with three minutes remaining in the first half when Ron Kramer's play changed the complexion. Parilli was rushed, but managed to throw a short, behind the line of scrimmage pass to Kramer. Instead of running, Kramer decided to pass. His wobbly attempt was snatched by J.D. Smith, who returned it to the Packer 37. Five plays later Frisco went ahead for keeps with a minute remaining. Blackbourn's second point picked up play midway through the third quarter when the 49ers enjoyed a 17-7 lead. The Packers had stormed back and were on the 49er 20 when Ferguson was hit hard, the ball popping up like a cork. It was grabbed by Charlie Powell and gone was the scoring bid. The next time the Packers had the ball. Parilli fired a third down pass to Billy Howton on the 49er 15. Dickey Moegle made a sensational interception. The effort spurred the 49ers to their third touchdown as Moegle returned 21 yards to the Frisco 36. When the Packers failed to make a touchdown on four tries from the 49er one yard line it almost unbelievable. The Babe called the same play three times. The first time should have convinced him that he was bucking a stone wall. But he wouldn't believe it until the chance was over. Parilli called the shots himself, three quarterback sneaks and Fergy off right tackle. 'Twas frustrating. When asked about Paul Hornung's performance (directing a 59 yard touchdown march), Blackbourn said, "We know he can run well. The boy is the best running quarterback we have. But he also is our poorest passer. If he could pass close to Starr or Parilli, there would be no question who our quarterback would be." Whether Tobin Rote is missed is so much water over the dam. But neither Bart Starr nor Parilli is hitting one of the best receivers in the business, Billy Howton. Howton caught only 3 passes for 30 yards. Blackbourn is sure his offense will come around. "I've never had a poor offense in all my days of coaching," Liz said. "And we'll get something going now, too."
OCT 22 (Milwaukee Journal) - Three weeks ago they hailed him all over the town - all over the state. He had beaten the Bears. They hugged him after it was over. Vice President Nixon shook his hand. Today, they're hauling out the family pitchfork and looking for him. The simple fact is that Coach Lisle Blackbourn, after losing three games since the Bear game, and looking none too good losing, is in trouble. The powerful executive committee of 13 which runs the Green Bay show behind the scenes discreetly answers in public. "Worried? Worried about what?" In private, though, it is seething. It had talked to the coaches, wanting to know what's what, and talked to the players. It is genuinely 
OCT 23 (Green Bay) - Dr. H.S. Atkinson put the needle to a few of the Packers today! The Packer team physician isn't trying to job up the Bays - what with three straight losses - for the big task in Baltimore Sunday. He's merely trying to inject them with something that will separate them from the flu real quick. "We'll have 'em ready for Sunday," Dr. Atkinson assured today. Five Packers are flu fighting in various stages - Babe Parilli, Jim Temp, Hank Gremminger, Al Carmichael and Jim Ringo. Parill wasn't at practice yesterday and Temp left the drill before it was over. All five are doctoring. The entire Packer team has been inoculated against the Asian flu. That was done by Dr. Atkinson right after the Pittsburgh non-league game in Minneapolis Sept. 21. Ringo came down with the flu last week and played against the Forty Niners in Milwaukee. He said he "felt good during the game," but he was bothered yesterday. With Parilli gone, Bart Starr and Paul Hornung shared the quarterbacking and passing in Tuesday's workout, which was held during a light but steady rain. Special attention was given to Hornung's passing accuracy. A strong-armed pitcher, the bonus freshman repeated passing plays on which he was off mark. And speaking about passing, Starr is traveling at a plus-50 percent clip on completions with 29 completions in 51 attempts for 337 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions. Parilli has 18 completions in 44 tries for 308 yards, two touchdowns and seven interceptions. Hornung attempted three and completed one for a minus one yard. In all, the Packers attempted 98 passes and completed 48 for 644 yards, four touchdowns and 13 interceptions. On the receiving side, Billy Howton is leading with 15 catches for 241 yards. Gary Knafelc, now out for the season, still ranks second with nine for 164, while Ron Kramer is third with eight for 78. Others are Al Carmichael, 5 for 69; Howie Ferguson, 4 for 7; Max McGee,  for 65; Fred Cone, 2 for 14; and Don McIlhenny, 2 for 6. Incidentally, league statistics, air-mailed out of the Philadelphia 
OCT 24 (Green Bay) - The Packers are patsies - or rather cousins - for Lenny Moore, the Colts' swift back. Lenny, since he broke into the NFL last year, raced for 332 yards in 32 attempts for a fantastic average of 10.3 yards per trip in three games vs. Green Bay - two in '56 and one in '57. Moore made off with 66 yards in 7 trips in Milwaukee a year ago but in the nightcap in Baltimore he ambled for 185 stripes in 13 trips. Two weeks ago in Milwaukee, the Penn State grad gained 81 yards in 12 tries. Moore expects to get well on the Pack in Baltimore Sunday. The league's fifth ranked runner with an average of 5.7 on 221 yards in 39 carries suffered in Detroit last Sunday, gaining only 14 yards in 9 carries. In the earlier Detroit game at Baltimore, Moore lost 14 yards in 10 trips. So he's even with zero vs. Detroit. And what's the secret? The Packers might have found a secret on how to stop an enemy rushing attack in Milwaukee last Sunday vs. the Forth Niners. You folks know about Hugh McElhenny who, like Moore, had been running the Packers yard-crazy. Well, Hugh was limited to just 38 yards in 13 by the same Packer tacklers who let Moore slip, dodge and slide for 81 the previous Sunday - on the same turf. What'll these tacklers do against Moore Sunday? There are other problems, of course - such as the Colts' passing; the Packers' offense, to mention a few. The nearby statistics tell pretty much the story of Colts' pitching, rushing and offense in general. They reveal little on the Packers' offense than the records of Billy Howton, Fred Cone, Dick Deschaine and QB's Bart Starr and Babe Parilli. The success of the Packers' offense will be up to the Bays' front wall - a unit that cleared the way for 194 rushing yards, best of the season, last Sunday. The line, however, was pierced several times when Bay quarterbacks went back to pass. The Packers lost 43 yards attempting to pass against the 49ers and in four games thus far they've lost 131 stripes on pitch tries. For comparison purposes, the next worse lost-attempting-to-pass figure is the Pittsburgh Steelers' 148 but the frisky New York Giants piled up 50 of that last Sunday along. Do you know who gets the best protection? The Giants' quarterbacks - chiefly Chuck Conerly, who have been tossed back only six (6) yards. That's a far cry from 148 or 131. The Colts' defensive line has been highly-advertised as the greatest thing ever but reports indicate that the unit suddenly became quite common when the Lions aroused themselves last Sunday. The Detroits blew hot when the Colts worked up a 27-3 lead and seemed headed for a record score. Detroit finally win 31-27...GOOD NEWS!: Charley Ane, the Lions' right tackle, handled the Colts' super-colossal defensive end, Gino Marchetti, pretty well during the game. And that should be good news for the Packers' offensive right tackle, Ollie Spencer, who will oppose Gino. Ane at least can verify for his former teammate that Marchetti is actually human. The Colt defensive line with Dad Lipscomb, Don Joyce, Art Donovan and Marchetti has allowed only 277 yards rushing in four games - best in the league...There were no new cases of flu in the Packer camp yesterday. Babe Parilli and Jim Temp missed practice and meetings yesterday. Bothered but able to make it were Al Carmichael, Hank Gremminger and Jim Ringo. Coach Liz Blackbourn shortened practice to less than an hour Wednesday afternoon due to the driving rain. The squad watched movies of the last Packer-Colt games in the stadium clubhouse after the drill.
OCT 24 (Milwaukee Journal) - In the NFL, the Western Division continues to be more interested in scoring points; the Eastern Division, more interested in keeping the other side from scoring. For example, Baltimore leads all time with 127 points. No other team has reached 100. And the Green Bay Packers, who meet the Colts in Baltimore Sunday, share with Washington the unwanted honor of permitting the most points, 110. The Eastern Division co-leaders, Cleveland and New York, have permitted only 39 and 46 points, respectively. Although Cleveland, along with Baltimore, was the last team to taste defeat, the Browns have scored only 60 points in four games...Frank Varrichione, Pittsburgh Steelers tacke, formerly of Notre Dame, wears a helmet equipped with a hearing aid...'MAKE A TRADE': The Baltimore Colts have heard from Dick Szymanski, fine rookie center of 1955, that he will be out of the Army in time to join them November 7. The former Notre Dame star is now in Germany...The fellow who took Szymanski's place, Madison (Buzz) Nutter, said, "I hear Dick is coming back but that doesn't mean he'll have a job." In one game recently, the opposing middle guard was giving Nutter a bad time. "What can we do with that guy?" Coach Weeb Ewbank asked on the sidelines. "I think you oughta trade for him," Nutter said, deadpan...Leon Clarke, Los Angeles end, says his college hurdling didn't help his pro football playing. "The track coach was always after me not to look at the guys on the other side," Clarke said. "But in running with the football in the open field, you'd better."...IN THE WAY: Herman Rohrig, the former Packer who caused the fans at County Stadium and the Packers a lot of mental anguish with a questionable interference call against Bob Dillon against the Baltimore Colts, got in the Cleveland Browns' way at Philadelphia Sunday in their surprising 17-7 defeat by the Eagles. Pete Brewster, Cleveland end, was ready to take Milt Plum's pass for a touchdown when he ran into Rohrig, the field judge, and fell down in the end zone...The Browns finally got some help from the deal by which they sent six players to the Packers last spring. Halfback Lew Carpenter, obtained in a subsequent deal with Detroit for Roger Zatkoff, reported after Army service. He played halfback against Philadelphia, gained 30 yards in nine carries and caught three passes for 40 yards. That after only a week of practice.
OCT 24 (Baltimore) - In August, I thought the Colts would finish 7-5, in the middle of the six-club Western Conference. From what I have seen since the new pro football season opened. I think they can be 9-3, good enough to win. Which observation is the sounder will be known by Sunday a week, after the coming two weeks with Green Bay and Pittsburgh. If they are the 
OCT 25 (Green Bay) - The Packers will be booed something fierce when they take the field in Baltimore Sunday afternoon. And maybe that will be just jake with the Pack! Booing worked wonders for Green Bay in Milwaukee last Sunday. The Packers blew a touchdown in four tries from around the one-yard line against San Francisco and the fans didn't like it; they booed real long and loud. The booing might have served a purpose; the Packers scored the next time they got the ball. Colt fans won't be booing the Bays because of anything our boys did to the Baltimores in the past. They just boo wearing a uniform different than the Colts; they just don't like any team that could cause harm to their Hosses. The Colts will get tremendous fan support - if their team gets anything going or goes in front. The screeching of nearly 50,000 fans will wiggle the television tubes back home. Colt fans are a special breed. The Packers are hoping they'll hear some booing - directed at the Pack!...Green Bay hasn't won anything in Baltimore since 1954 when the Pack scored a 7 to 6 victory. The Colts beat the Pack in Memorial Stadium 14 to 10 in 1955 and 28 to 21 in '56. The Colts' ballyard will be new to all the Packers' rookies except Paul Hornung, who sweated out Navy there as quarterback of the Notre Dame. Since Baltimore is pretty much of a Navy stronghold, Hornung won't be returning as a favorite son. The Colts, incidentally, are wondering how Coach Liz Blackbourn will employ Hornung. The can keep wondering because Liz isn't broadcasting his plans - other than that Bart Starr or Babe Parilli, his veteran QBs, will start. Hornung has been seeing plenty of practice at all three backfield positions. Incidentally, Parilli returned to practice yesterday after being absent two days with the flu. Babe says he feels good. The other flu cases are back in action - Jim Ringo, Hank Gremminger, Al Carmichael and Jim Temp...Sunday's enemy coaches, Weeb Ewbank and Liz Blackbourn, are singing a similar chant this week and the tune might be: "Going for Sixty!" The 
(MILWAUKEE) - The Packers had trouble getting off their two-touchdown offensive diet again in County Stadium Sunday. The San Francisco Forty Niners made off with a 24 to 14 verdict - the third straight game in which the Packers were held to two TDs. Baltimore belted our men 45 to 17 the previous Sunday here and before that Detroit won 24-14 in Green Bay. The Packers' showing vs. Frisco was something of a success compared to the Baltimore game in which the Bays played football in only two of the regulation four quarters. The Packers harassed the Forty Niners something fierce - actually defensing them down to 78 yards rushing, but the Bays couldn't get an offense going again and the result was a third straight licking after the opening day 21-17 victory over the Bears. This left the Packers in a "second" place Western Division tie with the Bears and Rams, each with 1-3 records. Now it's on to Baltimore, and a crack at the team that humiliated the Bays here a week ago. The Packers might have won with any kind of offensive display in the first half as the 49ers appeared ripe for a whipping after two straight last-second victories over the Rams and Bears. But the Bays couldn't move the ball - or at least control it some, and the militant Bay defense submitted
 rows, Tittle was so wild." Stopping in front of Tittle's locker, he winked, "You were abut one interception away from coming out of there, Y.A." Tittle, a little sheepish, replied, "That's about the way I had it figured." With this, Albert closed the books on the day's events. "We get the Bears back home in San Francisco next Sunday," he said, "so we're forgetting all about Green Bay as of right now."...The Packer dressing room, a study in contrast, was as quiet as an empty church for the third straight week. Except for thud of a shoe here and there and the scraping of a metal chair on the hard floor surface, the atmosphere was funereal. Big Howie Ferguson, who had his best day in recent memory after recovering from a succession of nagging injuries, found the experience unrewarding under the circumstances. "Yeah, it felt good to go for a change," he admitted, but the statement lacked conviction. Similarly, a substantial contribution by his next door neighbor, Paul Hornung, failed to cheer the powerfully built rookie. "We didn't score, we didn't score," he said with unhappy emphasis. "You never enjoy it when you lose." At this point, Nate Borden crossed the room to present Max McGee with a "nice game" bouquet for his first starting assignment as a successor to the injured Gary Knafelc. "I got a little contact didn't I," Max grinned wryly, "right on the hip." The rangy Tulane alumnus was shaken up in a first quarter collision after catching a pass on the Packers' first offensive play of the game. Mountainous Jerry Helluin and Dave Hanner, both brilliant in defeat, accepted accolades without emotion. "Not good enough to win," Hawg grunted. How had they been able to contain the vaunted Hugh McElhenny so well? "He's a strong runner, but as long as he doesn't get past the line of scrimmage and you can gang tackle him," Hawg explained, "you can do a pretty good job on him. Once he gets past the line, thought, it's a different story - he's a great runner."...Like Albert, Packer Coach Liz Blackbourn was lavish in praise of his defense. "It was a real defensive job," Liz asserted, "no question about it. We stopped their rushing very well - Helluin, Hanner and Palumbo, to name just a few, had an awful lot of tackles today. Those four interceptions helped a lot, too. Now we just have to get that offense straightened out and we'll be all right." Blackbourn also admitted satisfaction with Hornung's performance. "He ran that draw play beautifully and he also ran well when he was trapped attempting to pass. Now we've just got to get him to throw. If we can, he's our quarterback - he's got to be."...'FOOT'-BALL: The 49ers' Dick Moegle put the foot back in football in the third quarter, but not precisely in the accepted meaning of the team. Gang tackled by the Packers and run into the Green Bay bench after intercepting a pass, Moegle returned the compliment by kicking Ron Kramer in the face. The former Michigan All-American, who insisted he was "all right", went glassy-eyed but soon was back to normal after a dose of smelling salts administered on the spot by Trainer Carl (Bud) Jorgensen..."IN THIS CORNER': Two other gladiators attempted to settle their differences by more conventional methods. That also happened in the third quarter when Frisco's Charley Powell, a former professional boxer who once fought ex-heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles, and Packer guard Jim Salsbury squared off. Powell, apparently resentful of Salsbury's persistent attempts to crease him with a block, grabbed the UCLA alumnus by the face mask and threw him off balance, then cocked his right hand as if to throw a punch. Salsbury, righted by this time, also unlimbered but the officials and their teammates intervened before a blow was struck...GUEST CONDUCTOR?: Though not known as a music lover, the 49ers' Y.A. Tittle came within an ace of joining the Packer Lumberjack band late in the fourth quarter. Sweeping wide to his left on a keeper, Yelberton was rushed off the field and onto the band stand by a militant Packer "escort". Fortunately, Director Wilner Burke was not on the podium or he might have found himself in the saxophone section. P.S. Tittle's trip proved worthwhile - he made a first down on the play...PINCHHITTERS: Ray Scott and Johnny Lujack, who telecast Packer games both home and away, were called upon to pinchhit for the ailing Tom Harmon on the 49ers "home" telecast, ordinarily a separate production. Harmon, who underwent an operation Saturday to relieve lung congestion, has been hospitalized for a week with pneumonia. Another last-minute substitute was referee John Glasscott, summoned when the veteran Ronald Gibbs, scheduled to work the game, was forced to remain home because of illness in the family...EVANS 'RETURNS': Lon Evans, a guard on the Packers' 1936 and 1939 world champions, Sunday became the second former Green Bay star to work a Packer game in as many weeks. The first was Herman Rohrig, who served as back judge at the Baltimore Colt game here a week earlier. It was the first Packer assignment for Evans, who was headlinesman.
OCT 21 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Never a congenial loser, Liz Blackbourn hurriedly disappeared from the Stadium after his Packers suffered their third straight loss, 24-14, to the 49ers at the Stadium Sunday. During his brief stay in the dressing room, Blackbourn showed he was not completely disheartened by the defeat as he had praise for his players. "We were better defensively than we had been in our last two games," Blackbourn said. "Offensively, we also showed improvement. But there's no sense in getting hysterical over our position because we still have eight games to play. We're going to settle down and play some good games." The final score was about the only edge the 49ers had as the Packers earned it all statistically. Unfortunately, it's the score that counts. "We had some bad breaks...of our making," Blackbourn was quick to add, "which hurt us. Those interceptions and fumble recoveries by the 49ers really were costly. Defensively, we really came back from where we were a week ago."
disturbed. And the public? Well, somebody hung a sign, "For Sale", on the new million dollar stadium dedicated at the Bear game. And somebody else hung a sign in a window, "Bye-bye Blackbourn". And everybody is talking, well, nearly everybody. A drugstore clerk was asked Monday: "People up here mad at Blackbourn?" "Who?" he said. "Blackbourn - Blackbourn - the Packer coach." "Huh, I dunno. Never heard of him." But the drugstore clerk was alone. In taverns, eating placed, filling stations, bowling alleys, store, the merest mention of the Packers triggered a flood of opinions, rumors, suggestions. The public, too, is obviously disturbed. A downtown barmaid confidentially revealed: "I heard that Blackbourn was fired this noon. They should fire the whole executive committee, too, for meddling the way they do." (The executive committee of 13 meets every Monday noon.) A De Pere tavern operator declared: "Something's gotta be done. They've been rebuilding the club since 1946. We built a whole new stadium in one year." A customer in a restaurant said: "The people are losing faith. They've got good material. Led Baltimore at the half and then lost, 45-17 - that's the coaching." A disgusted taxicab driver wanted no more of them (until next Saturday). "They're the Milwaukee Packers now as far as I'm concerned. Who wants 'em?" "What they need is a Red Schoendienst - they got no life, nobody to pull 'em together," said a man in a restaurant. "They should never have got rid of Tobin Rote." "My football team?" said a waitress. "Nuts - they're for the birds. I don't care what they do." A bulbous nosed bar fly indicated the distance of about a yard with his hands and then muttered in his beer: "They couldn't budge it an inch Sunday. There's something wrong in Denmark. Something ain't clicking. Maybe they need a new coach." At a bowling alley, a woman bowler walked up to the bar, asked for a malted milk with an olive, and offered the opinion: "They always look for an alibi. Now it's Blackbourn. Look what they did to Frosty Ferzacca down at Marquette and look what Marquette is doing now. So we get rid of Blackbourn and what will we get?" A sporting goods store clerk ventured: "It must be the coach. They always look worse in the second half. That's when they always lose." (At the moment, including exhibitions, the Packers have won six games, lost three and tied one.) "No one ought to get fired," said the bootblack in a hotel. "They had Lambeau and then Ronzani and now Blackbourn. So they lose. It's just like shooting craps." "Just wait till they try to sell season tickets next year," said a well groomed bartender in one of the better eating places. "I know, I hear it all the time. They ought to get someone who can handle the players. They ought to bring back Curly (Lambeau). But they'll probably go along with him (Blackbourn). Green Bay is a small town; we don't have any millionaire who can pay off the coach. In Milwaukee they had a millionaire who could pay off Grimm. They'll learn (the executive committee) - and look they ain't so smart either." "What are they doing with Hornung on the bench?" said a businessman - at least he wore a Kiwanis club button. "If I invest money in something I use it. I don't let it go to waste. (The Packers reportedly gave Hornung $50,000 for three years. So far he has played very little.) "Look at Baltimore. They got a guy like Unitas off the sand lots and they go with him. What's the matter with Hornung?" Another woman in the bowling alley said: "Some are pros and some are con - mostly con. And some say Blackbourn's working for the director and has 45 bosses." (The executive committee of 13 is elected by a board of directors of 45.) "I got this straight from somebody who knows," ventured a tavern operator. "Blackbourn slapped one of the players between halves of the Baltimore game." (Ridiculous.) A druggist said: "People are made because they're losing. They have to blame somebody so they're blaming Blackbourn. Isn't that always the way? But I haven't heard of any move to fire him." "I'm from De Pere," said a store keeper. "What they do in Green Bay is their business. This isn't the first time they've been fouled up in Green Bay and they've fouled up again now." "I turned the radio off yesterday to save power," declared a barfly. "What's the use - they're going downhill. Next Sunday I'm going hunting." "They got no imagination, no imagination whatever," said a shopkeeper. "They got no quarterbacks and no ball carriers. They don't draft well. They always go for Notre Dame guys. How many Notre Dame guys ever cut it in pro ball? Figure it out yourself." What will happen to Blackbourn, with the temper of the fans as it is, and especially the temper of the executive board, now depends entirely on what happens the rest of the season. Green Bay just won't stand for much more of losing - can't stand it. The "For Sale" sign on the stadium was no more than the work of a prankster, but it had overtones that none in Green Bay could miss. The stadium has to be filled and a losing team won't fill it. The talking the executive committee did with a players' committee (Hanner, Howton and Cone) and with the coaches, has brought no move for a change - yet. What has happened, thought, is ominous, no question. Green Bay, all of it, is genuinely disturbed. Blackbourn had an ironclad contract which has another year to run.
OCT 22 (Daytona Beach, FL) - Nick Kerbawy, general manager of the Detroit Lions, Monday night predicted expansion of the NFL and said it could come next year. Buffalo will probably be the first addition, he said, and Minneapolis is also interested. Kerbawy said Detroit in January voted against granting Buffalo a franchise, but has changed its thinking because of "our realization" that the tremendous growth of interest in professional football and the top flight talent available means the league can support more teams. He made his comments in an interview. Kerbawy was here for a talk to the Quarterback Club.
OCT 22 (Baltimore) - Coach Weeb Ewbank, of the Colts, doesn't lose gracefully, but at the same time he will give an honest statement on what appears to be questionable calls by officials. After viewing the pictures of the fiasco in which his team blew a 27-to-3 lead to the Lions in Detroit Sunday, Ewbank said: "The catch by Hopalong Cassady on the Lions' third touchdown was good. Our movies show that Cassady caught the ball on his left foot in the end zone. He then dragged his right foot before stepping out of bounds."...DRAGGING FOOT LEGITIMATE: Under NFL rules a pass catcher to complete the aerial must take one step in bounds before crossing the line. Dragging a foot is not only legitimate but taught to all receivers. After delivering the above comment, the coach dryly said: "That wasn't try on some other calls." But he isn't blaming the officials for the last-period breakup of the Colts...OWN MISTAKES COSTLY: "It was our own mistakes that beat us, fumbles and missed assignments. Lenny Moore's fumble was costly, but he shouldn't be the goat of the game. There were many other errors that hurt just as much. I realize we have a tremendous morale problem on our hands for Sunday's game with the Green Bay Packers. Losing like we did may put the boys down in the dumps. We just got to snap back to normal," said the Colt coach...Carroll Rosenbloom, principal owner of the Colts, told a large gathering at the Scimeter Clubs' annual dinner for the pro football team, "We are not a good team but a great one." Continuing along the same vein, Rosenbloom, explaining the humiliating defeat Sunday in Detroit, said, "No coach or player lost the game for us. We all lost it. When we won three straight, there was enough glory to go around. And each of the three victories were team victories. I wouldn't like to be a member of the opposition that has to face these boys from now on. That defeat has been seared on their minds and souls."...COLTS WILL BE BETTER: "The Colts will be a better club for the loss to the Lions." Don Kellett, Colt general manager who acted as toastmaster at the party, sounded the optimistic note first, exclaiming, "Before the season started, I said we would have a good team. I change that now. We have a team with the potentiality of greatness." Coach Weeb Ewbank, when called upon to speak, was a little more restrained. He said, "We have a fine team. Keep your heads up, boys. Take a back seat to no one." The coach also explained that the Colts weren't trying to play safe in the last half. "Our idea was to go out and score two touchdowns in the third period and then in the fourth control the ball. We never got the second touchdown. If we can win three out of four twice more like we did in the first four games, we'll be the champions." Only Carl Taseff, who broke his nose, and Gino Marchetti were missing from the Colt squad at the banquet. Both were excused from attending. Ewbank was presented with a portable Hi-Fi record player.
league headquarters on Tuesdays, were not received today due to the "low" weather that canceled flights today. However, the wire service reported that the Packers' Dick Deschaine was still leading the league with his 47.9 punting average on 18 boots. He's a full two yards ahead of Norm Van Brocklin of the Rams, who beat Dick out in the last two seasons. Bobby Dillon is still second on interceptions on five - just one behind Detroit's Jack Christiansen. Howton is third among pass receptions. Frisco's Clyde Conner is first with 19. The pitch and run leaders in the league are the same as a week ago - the Rams' Tom Wilson, who is tops with 392 yards for a 5.7 average in 69 carries and the Redskins' Eddie LeBaron, who has an average pass gain of 10.67 yards. Jim Mutscheller of the Colts is tops in scoring with 42 points...The Packers, in their quest for points, have overlooked the first and third quarters. They have yet to score a touchdown in those two periods in four games. They have been blanked in the third period and have three points in the first. Here's the composite score by quarters for the first four games:
GREEN BAY -  3  28   0  35 -  66
OPPONENTS - 31  17  27  35 - 110
The Packers will fly to Baltimore in two chartered North Central planes, leaving Austin Straubel Field at 8 o'clock Saturday morning. They'll return after the game, arriving in Green Bay shortly before midnight Sunday.
OCT 23 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - It's plain heresy to say that the Packers have got off to a bum start just because there's no Tobin Rote around. That's what it is - just plain heresy. Granted, Rote was and is still a great clutch player. But if one looks at a year ago and compares the then 2-2 Packers with the 1-3 club today he might be surprised to see little difference in Green Bay's passing attach. After four games in 1956, Rote had completed 45 out of 97 passes for 678 yards. After four game this season Bart Starr and Babe Parilli have combined for 47 completions in 95 attempts for 645 yards. Rote could be counted on for touchdown passes. Directing the Bays last season he fired nine TD pitches in the first four games. And he had only two intercepted. Parilli has thrown four scoring passes but has had five intercepted. Starr has connected on two payoff pitches, but he had six stolen. Parilli's best day of this season was against the Bears in the league opener. He completed nine out of 17 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He had one intercepted. Starr's best performance was against the Colts. He hit 13 out of 22 receivers for 163 yards and two touchdowns. Three were intercepted. A little more confidence in their throwing ability could help fight off that interception bug. Using Howie Ferguson at halfback has helped the running game tremendously. Ferguson picked up 74 yards against the 49ers as the Packers gained 194 yards rushing. So far this season, the Packers have gained 888 yards on the ground compared to 1,290 rushing at this same time a year ago.
OCT 23 (Milwaukee) - The unveiling of a plaque, in the image of Howard E. (Cub) Buck, will mark the 22nd entry of a state athlete in the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame when the Milwaukee Press Club sponsors the annual Hall of Fame dinner at the Milwaukee Arena, Nov. 14. Buck, a legendary figure in his college days at Wisconsin and a bruising behemoth with the Green Bay Packers in later days, was selected to the "Hall" last December. He joins the ranks of such outstanding Wisconsin athletes as Ginger Beaumont, Ed (Strangler) Lewis, Don Hutson, Ralph Metcalfe, Al Simmons and the famous Pat O'Dea. An impressive array of celebrities have sent word that they will be on hand to witness the placement of honor for the one-time Walter Camp All-American who was the scourge of the Western Conference from 1913 to 1915. Ivy Williamson, athletic director of Wisconsin, heads the list of speakers and the 100-piece University of Wisconsin band will back their athletic chief's performance. The "Voices of the Braves", Earl Gillespie and Blaine Walsh, will be at the rostrum to keep the program moving in a lively fashion.
OCT 23 (Baltimore) - That your eyes can mislead you was clearly demonstrated in Detroit Sunday. The scoreboard ready - Colts 21; Lions 3 - after the first half and everybody believed the Colts were having an easy time of it. Hadn't the Colts scored nearly every time they got the ball? And wasn't the Lion attack held to three points?...DIDN'T GET BALL ENOUGH: Yes was the answer to both questions. The trouble was the Colts didn't get the ball enough. In what looked like a torrid second quarter for the Colts, where John Unitas threw just three passes, completing each one for a grand total of 136 yards and two touchdowns, the Lions were controlling the pigskin. They couldn't score, but they were taking the steam out of the Colt defense. The Colts scored, the Lions controlled. For 29 plays in the second quarter, including the field goal and an attempted field goal, the Lions held the ball. Baltimore ran and passed just 13 times in the same period. Which meant the Colt defense was played twice as much as the offense...LINEMEN RUN FARTHER: To make matters worse for the Colt defense, the Lions were using a rollout pas which caused Gino Marchetti, Art Donovan, Big Daddy Lipscomb and Don Joyce to run much farther than normal to get to the passer. With such a first-half lead, who should worry about statistics. The eyes told you the score and that was enough. But now something can be read into the first half statistics. Particularly after the Lions' 28 points in the last 18 minutes won the game. A Baltimore defense that had allowed only 99 yards rushing in its first three winning games, giving up 116 in the first half against the Lions. It is true that Detroit's passing attack was poor during that spell, completing only four of nineteen for just 50 yards, while Unitas hit eight of then for 173 yards...PASSERS JUST MISSING: But if you recall, the fault was with Bobby Layne and Tobin Rote, the Lion quarterbacks. They were just missing their receivers. Three times in the first 30 minutes of play, the Lions had receivers well beyond any Colt defender, only to have the pass go awry. Those three passes, all earmarked for touchdowns, would have made the score at halftime 24 to 21 in favor of the Lions. In the last 18 minutes, Layne was completing the ones he had missed earlier with more time to throw because the Colt rushers were tiring after so much work. Control the football and you usually control the game, has been a philosophy of coaches of years. It was never better demonstrated than on Sunday...Carl Taseff, Colt defensive halfback, was readmitted to Union Memorial Hospital yesterday, suffering from a severe nose bleed. The injury apparently is a complication from Sunday's game with Detroit in which Taseff suffered a broken nose, which was set at the hospital on Sunday night. Taseff remained overnight for observation.
ball club I believe off their play against the Lions, Bears and Packers, they will win the next two. That will put them at the halfway mark with a 5-1 record, make them definitely the team to beat each week until mid-December, probably find them alone atop the Western Division. It won't be easy. It never is easy to win steadily in pro football. And the Colts' task will be harder because of the manner of Sunday's last-period licking at Detroit. They have been as perplexed and dazzled as the fans here at the stadium, tragic turn that game took...MUST AROUND THEMSELVES: The effects of the loss to Detroit was still apparent yesterday at the Stadium, even though it was a good first-day workout in preparation for Sunday's return game with the Packers. Physically, the Colts are in shape, with the exception of Carl Taseff, whose nose was fractured. The problem will be to arouse themselves mentally, an important factor to a winning football team. Also strangely, past records of the National League show the big percentage of home-and-home games are split. Not only that, but the greater the margin in one, the more likely it is to happen. Nor must you did far into the records. Two weeks ago, Cleveland beat the Philadelphia Eagles in a rough brawl, 24-7. Last Sunday, the score was 17-7 in favor of the Eagles, a team which has lost 15 straight over two seasons. The records of every club are full of such experiences. That's why I say that, if the Colts can arouse themselves this Sunday and next to win against the Packers and Steelers, they can beat any team in pro football on any Sunday...ELEMENT OF SURPRISE: Despite the evidence, it always is hard to understand such reversals in football unless you have coached. How possibly can Green Bay, beaten 45-17 by the Colts in Milwaukee, win the return game Sunday? Listen to Jim Howell, coach of the champion New York Giants, on the same subject. "It's hard to get a team to pay proper attention to fellows they already have beaten, which is only natural. There also is the element of surprise. We must make up our minds on the type offense and defense we are going to use. You can't get two ready. You are limited to one. Then the opposition fools you with an offense, or particularly a defense, they haven't used for weeks. It may fool you just enough to give them a jump. And upset your plans for the whole game. When you are behind you must take chances, which means changing your game."...SCORES ARE MISLEADING: The Giant coach wasn't speaking about the Colt-Packer game. He was trying to explain the New York fans and his squad why special work is necessary for the Redskins' visit to Yankee Stadium, despite the champions' 24-20 win in Washington. He did, however, touch on one point that applies to the first Colt-Packer game. "The score of a game is not a measure of two teams," Howell added. "Just one fumble or an interception can lead to a one-sided score." That was certainly the case in the second half at Green Bay. The Packers rushed from one error to another as did the Colts in the last minutes against the Lions. When Howell stated the score of a game is not a measure of two teams, he pointed to Sunday's game where the Giants beat Pittsburgh, 35-0. "We had only a 7-0 lead in the last two minutes of the first half. Then we got the chance for the extra touchdown. That put so much pressure on the Steelers the game changed completely. But how did we get the chance for the big touchdown? We intercepted a tipped pass. That's how a game can change."
OCT 24 (Baltimore) - If the Green Bay Packers had the ideal quarterback, they'd be a barrel of trouble for the Colts in their NFL return game Sunday at Memorial Stadium. The vengeance-minded Midwesterners will be trouble enough as it is, but Coach Liz Blackburn would feel more confident if the assets of his three signal-callers were blended better in any one of them...TRIO OF 'PITCHERS': Bart Starr, Babe Parilli and Paul Hornung are the lads who do all the pigskin-pitching for Green Bay, and the Colts are gearing their defenses to combat all of them. Starr, the sophomore from Alabama, generally starts games because he is the best passer. Parilli, however, puts more snap in his throws and can fire the team up better on a drive, yet he lacks Bart's accuracy...HORNUNG RUSHER: Hornung, the All-American from Notre Dame with the movie hero profile and the club's bonus choice, is far and away the best running quarterback in the Packers' warehouse. Conversely, he is the team's poorest thrower. In the teams' first meeting in Milwaukee almost a fortnight ago, won by the Colts, 45-17, Starr amassed 163 yards by completing 13 of 22 passes. Two of his aerials were good for touchdowns...FEARSOME DEFENSE: The Packers were held to 47 yards on the ground by the fearsome Baltimore defense that day. Hornung, carrying the ball five times, was Green Bay's best with 20 yards. Latest defensive figures show the Colts are a rough foe to be reckoned with if the Packers are out for revenge for their previous humiliations. The Colts have allowed the fewest first downs (13) and yards (277) rushing and this have had the most aerials (112) thrown against them. They are tied with New York for smallest opponent's average gain per rush (2.7 yards) and with San Francisco in percentage of enemy pass completions (44.6)...TOP TEAM IN DOWNS: In interceptions, the Colts' 13 is second to Detroit's 15. They are third in first downs allowed (53) and in yards surrendered (924). On the other hand, Coach Weeb Ewbank's charges top the NFL in first downs (77), yards gained (1,422), passing yardage (734), passes completed (56), yards allowed foes on interceptions (46), touchdowns (17), TDs through the air (13), conversions (16) and points (127). They are second to the Chicago Cards in rushing yardage (688) and to Cleveland in percentage of pass completions (66.2). In average per rush (4.2), they are third.
Packers played 30 minutes of football against the Colts and worked up a 10 to 7 lead at halftime in the Milwaukee opener two weeks ago. This first half display was just terrific in view of the manner in which the Colts had ruined the Bears and Lions on the two previous Sundays. But, alas, the Bays did nothing in the second half - except allow 38 points, and the Colts won 45 to 17. The Colts had trouble once going the full 60 - in Detroit last Sunday. They were ahead by 27 to 3 with 20 minutes to go and the Lions won 31 to 27...BRIEFS: The Colts' Art Donovan, veteran defensive tackles, is in his 10th pro football season. He's 31 and an "ex" from Boston College...Carroll Rosenbloom, majority owner of the Colts, told a banquet in Baltimore this week: "Not only do we have a good football team, I believe we'll prove we have a great football team."...Les Bingaman, the Detroit Lions' former 300-pounder, is in a Detroit hospital with pneumonia - in fair condition...The home team has won 14 of the 24 games played in the NFL thus far this season. The "homers", in four of the six games last Sunday, scored victories, the exceptions being Green Bay and Washington. The Packers will be out to change some of that Sunday. As a matter of fact, Green Bay will be playing its first road game of the season Sunday. And it could signal a change in the Packers' one win-three loss fortunes...The Packers will leave for Baltimore in two chartered North Central plane at 8 o'clock Saturday morning from Austin Straubel Field. They'll arrive in Baltimore at 1 o'clock, Green Bay time. The Bays will return to the Bay right after the game in the same planes, arriving here about 11:30.
OCT 25 (Milwaukee Journal) - If the Green Bay Packers upset the Baltimore Colts Sunday, they will merely be following a turnabout pattern already established by the Detroit Lions, Chicago Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles. Three games in the four week old NFL season have been rematches. In each case, it produced a reversal of the first result. The Lions just lost to the Colts, 34-14, then overcame them in a return match, 31-27; the Cardinals lost to the Washington Redskins, 34-17, then won in the return engagement, 44-14; and the Eagles lost to the Cleveland Browns, 24-7, then won the encore, 17-7. The Lions reversed scores by 24 points, the Cardinals by 53 points and the Eagles by 27. The Packers dropped the first game with the Colts, 45-17, and their Wisconsin stock plummeted. That defeat, along with setbacks at the hands of the Lions and San Francisco 49ers, set the wolves to howling. Two other games in the Western Division Sunday will also be rematches. Should the Chicago Bears beat the 49ers and the Los Angeles Rams whip the Lions, the current leaders - 49ers, Colts and Lions - would still be tied for the lead but would be only one game off the pace. And with more than half the season to go anything might still happen. The co-leaders would be 3-2 and the second division clubs 2-3. Statistically, the Packers have no business beating the Colts. The Packers have given up 1,268 yards, the Colts 924 yards. The Packers have gained 949 yards, the Colts lead the league with 1,422. Just about all the Packers can boast about statistically are Dick Deschaine, the league's leading kicker, with a 47-9 average in 18 boots, and Bobby Dillon, the league's second best interception man with five. The Colts, on the other hand, have leaders aplenty in individual statistics. Lenny Moore is fifth in rushing with 221 yards in 39 carries, an average of 5.7 yards. John Unitas is third in passing efficiency with 9.13 yards per completion. End Jim Mutscheller is the scoring leader with seven touchdowns. The Colts, the "Braves" of pro football in the support they have drawn in Baltimore, expect a crowd of about 40,000. In their two previous home starts, they have attracted crowds of 40,112 and 46,558. After they lost their first start last Sunday to the Lions in Detroit, a crowd of 8,000 welcomed the team home.
OCT 25 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Paul Hornung is bound to see a lot more NFL action beginning Sunday against the Colts at Baltimore. What have the Packers got to lose? Their bonus choice has the best running average, picking up 80 yards in 12 carries for 6.7 yards per crack. But as a passer the former Notre Dame Golden Boy has completed one out of three tosses for a net loss of one yard. That explains why he's not calling the shots yet. Coach Liz Blackbourn would give anything to see Hornung develop into his No. 1 quarterback. That, of course, depends if and when he can out-throw Bart Starr or Babe Parilli. "A lot of attention was given Hornung's passing in drills this week," Blackbourn said Thursday. "I think he's coming around as good as any rookie." A strong-armed passer, Hornung repeated passing plays until he hit the mark. At what position Hornung plays against the Colts is undecided. At the moment, Blackbourn placed him at fullback behind Fred Cone. If Blackbourn could start three quarterbacks at the same time he might very well find the touchdown touch which was missing in the last three games. Starr throws the most accurate pass (56.9%), Parilli puts more fire in his pitches and Hornung can run. The Colts, who walloped the Packers, 45-17, at the Stadium two weeks ago, are a 10-point choice to win again. "Well do better time. I'm sure of that," Liz said. "The Lions stopped their running attack by stacking up their defense. But then the Colts went to the air and completed two long touchdown passes to Moore and Mutscheller. You just can't play out of a normal position and expect to contain them," continued Blackbourn. For the second week in succession, the Colts led the league in total yards gained (1,422). In rushing Baltimore has gained 688 yards and in passing, 734. The Packers have picked up 949 total yards, 436 rushing and 513 passing. Blackbourn reported five Packers were fighting colds. They were Babe Parilli, Jim Temp, Hank Gremminger, Al Carmichael and Jim Ringo. Slotback Ron Kramer sill isn't operating at top efficiency because of an injured ankle sustained in the first Colt game. Howie Ferguson, the club's top ground gainer (104 yards), had not hurt his knees in the last four games and is rarin' to roll as a halfback. The Packers found it all but impossible at their Green Bay Stadium practice field during this week's heavy rain storms. There's no indoor arena available if weather conditions get bad.
OCT 25 (Baltimore) - The Department of Parks and the Baltimore Colts today took steps to crack down on spectators who start fights or are otherwise unruly at Colt football games at Memorial Stadium. Charles A. Hook, superintendent of parks, said he was meeting with Capt. G. Gordon Gaeng, of the Park Police, to see what can be done to eliminate unpleasant incidents...PINKERTON MEN PRESENT: Complaints have been received of fist fights, shoving and the use of abusive language by a few of the spectators, most of whom appeared to be intoxicated. Donald Kellett, general manager of the Colts, said fans disturbed by rowdies should make an immediate complaint to the nearest Pinkerton private policeman on duty. The Pinkerton men then will report the incident to the park police. There are about 150 Pinkerton men employed for each game by the Colts. Captain Gaeng said there will be a detail of twenty policemen under the supervision of a lieutenant at Sunday's game with the Green Bay Packers. More than 40,000 fans are expected. Both Mr. Hook and Captain Gaeng said it was extremely difficult to police such a large crowd. They added they did not think there was any above-average disorder at the games. Captain Gaeng said his men would not allow fans to take satchels and coolers full of alcohol beverages into the Stadium. The law forbids this...MANY LEAVE LIQUOR: He said each Sunday his men make numerous spectators leave their portables at the administration building to be picked up after the game. The captain said one of his chief worries is that spectators will take bottles and other hard objects to the stand, where they might be thrown onto the field or out of the upper deck into the lower deck. He said his men "will keep the pressure on." Already there have been twelve arrests. Several fights have been observed at previous games. There also has been reports of fans using abusive language. "That type of person does not belong in the Stadium," Mr. Hook said.
OCT 25 (Baltimore) - Howie Ferguson, big Packer line smasher, will be moved to left halfback for the rematch with the Colts Sunday in Memorial Stadium. His fullback berth will be taken over by Fred Cone, a veteran of seven pro football seasons. The switch of Ferguson will give the Packers two big men in their offensive backfield, adding power to both the inside and outside running attack and affording the passers two big blockers to stop the Colt forward wall...ONE OTHER CHANGE: There will be one other change in the Green Bay lineup, which the Colts earlier this month subdued, 45 to 17, in Milwaukee. That will find Max McGee, just out of the Air Force, at offensive end for the injured Gary Knafelc. McGee did a fine job in his first game last week, catching three passes for 68 yards. Although the Packers lost to the San Francisco Forty-Niners, the performance of the Green Bay team has led Coach Lisle Blackbourn to believe his charges are ready to regain their winning stride. According to Tom Miller, Pack publicist, the Packers were hoping the Colts would beat the Lions last week so that the Baltimore forces would come into Sunday's game overconfident...SILENT ON STARTER: Miller said the Packer quarterback will not be announced until game time. Green Bay has three with Bart Starr and Babe Parilli sharing most of the work. The other signal caller is Paul Hornung, former Notre Dame great. Miller reminded, however, that Hornung's performance in the Forty-Niner game may each for him a more prominent position in the Packer scheme of things. Paul drove the Packers 59 yards to a touchdown in just four plays against the 49ers. His running from the quarterback spot was largely responsible for keeping the march going. Because of the Colts' earlier victory, the Packers figure to be tougher for the local tea, in this rematch. Apparently, a pro football team that has been defeated once by an opponent can get mentally ready for the rematch easier than the initial victory...LIONS LOST OPENER: The Colts have already found that out in the second go round with the Detroit Lions. Although the Lions lost, 24 to 14, to the Colts here in the opening game of the season, the Motor City crew avenged that with a 31 to 27 triumph last Sunday. What worries the Colt coaches about the rematch with the Packers is: Will the startling loss to the Lions last Sunday disturb Baltimore's mental equilibrium. One of the Colts was overheard the other day saying: "We lost the big one." Each game in the NFL is a big one. The difference between the champions and the also ran is the champs can bounce back.
OCT 25 (Baltimore) - Carroll Rosenbloom has been owner of the Baltimore Colts' football franchise since 1953, and there isn't a player, coach or employee of the club who wouldn't fight for him. But the players and coaches would only have to talk to some of their predecessors to learn that things were not always so glorious. Rosenbloom is a hard loser, but a gracious winner. He doesn't brag when the Colts knock off the Chicago Bears or Green Bay Packers, but you can see the delight that's in his eyes when his team comes galloping home a winner. It's to Carroll's credit and wisdom that he decided to retain Weeb Ewbank as head coach when people outside the organization were speculating a change would be made. Ewbank has done a good job since coming to Baltimore in 1954. There were reports last winter that Weeb would be fired. Actually, Carroll never said he would replace his coach. What he did say was: "I'm unhappy with a loser - in any of my businesses - and I want to talk with our coach because it's his responsibility to handle the team."...LINE FORMS HERE: It is common knowledge that the Colt coaching job is most desirous. When it was rumored a vacancy would exist here, Rosenbloom was besieged by would-be applicants. There never was, however, any real question about Weeb's future in Baltimore. Ewbank and General Manager Don Kellett flew down to Palm Beach, Fla., last February for a lengthy meeting with Rosenbloom. Ewbank was told by Rosenbloom that he was his coach and that he had every confidence in him to do the job. Weeb has justified Carroll's faith. When a report came out of Detroit that Buddy Parker was headed for Baltimore to take over the Colts, Rosenbloom phoned Ewbank to assure him there would be no change in the local setup. In fact, Rosenbloom, who is well informed in league affairs as well as in local activities, predicted at the time that Parker would probably windup with the Steelers. A week later, Parker signed with the Steelers. Many of Rosenbloom's business techniques have been fitted into the operation of the Colts. The club has its own policy manual, governing such things as the locker room, ticket office and procedure of the team on the day of a game...HE'S HAPPY NOW: Rosenbloom is happy with the showing of the Colts thus far, and nothing would make him happier than a victory Sunday over Green Bay in the Stadium. And the fans are going all out in support of the Colts, Ewbank and Rosenbloom. It might be that the largest crowd of the season will be on hand for Sunday's game. The Colt ticket office reported last night that 10,000 tickets still are available, and that means fans making a last-minute rush for seats can be accommodated. When we talked with Carroll earlier in the week, he said: "This game with Green Bay is important, and don't think that the one-sided score the last time was indicative of the true strength of the two clubs. The Packers are a good team, sure, and they will be fired up against our men. But our Colts are great and every one in our organization realizes that we will be put to the test come Sunday." Not only is all of Baltimore and Maryland talking about the success of the Colts, but fans all over Southeastern Pennsylvania have been flocking into Baltimore for the games. The Colts have become an interesting team to watch because of their versatility. Of course, the Packers can supply some fireworks on Sunday. They have such stars as Paul Hornung of Notre Dame; Ron Kramer of Michigan; Babe Parilli of Kentucky; Bill Howton of Rice; Al Carmichael of Southern California, and Dave Hanner of Arkansas. The Packers upset the Bears in their opener but have dropped three in succession. Their record is just the opposite of the Colts. Form means little in professional football. You can throw the records out the window and forget about previous results. That's because the teams only play a 12-game season and the playing talent has been equalized via the player selection system developed by Bert Bell.
OCT 25 (Baltimore) - Tom Miller, advance man for Green Bay, came in to talk about the Colts' opponents for Sunday in the Stadium. However, he made a mistake. He brought along a copy of the "Dedication" program the Packers prepared for the opening of their 32,000-seat stadium last month. It stirred memories of 30 years with its highlights of professional football's early NFL days and my experience as a young official only recently out of college. I heard Miller say the Packers were rid of their physical miseries, still convinced they have a fine football team which will beat more than one opponent and it may as well be the Colts. But more vividly was the reorganization of the American Professional Football Association by Joe Carr in 1921. That was the beginning of the National League and pro football as we know it today. The APFA was started the year before with Jim Thorpe as president. Its life was short, as was the case with so many NFL teams over the next quarter century...CARDINALS OLDEST FRANCHISE: To appreciate that, let it be stated there have been 54 cities in 17 states, plus the home of the Washington Redskins, which have been affiliated with the present 12-club, 11-city league. By 1922, there were 22 teams in the NFL. By 1943, there were only eight. Millions had been lost in the promotion of pro football. Millions also have been made by those with courage, perseverance, cash and know-how. Most conspicuous example is Chicago (Bears), under George Halas, followed by Washington, which was $80,000 in the red when George Marshall transferred it from Boston. Tim Mara got the New York Giants franchise in 1925 for $2,500. If you asked which are the charter members of the NFL, chances are you would say Green Bay and the Chicago Bears. It is neither. The oldest franchise is the Chicago Cardinals, members of the APFA in 1920...SQUADS LIMITED TO 18: Halas' club was then known as the Staleys of Decatur. It got a franchise as the Chicago Bears in '22, the same year Curly Lambeau raised $500 from the employees of the Indian Packing Company for a team. Green Bay considers that the beginning of its tremendous struggle in pro football. And it has been a struggle. Each player on that first team got less than $100 for his season's work. As late as 1946, the club had to be refinanced for the third or fourth time. But always the people of Green Bay have come through. Today, over 1,700 own stock. In those early days, the Giants played on Long Island before moving to the Polo Grounds. Philadelphia was known as the Frankford Yellowjackets, played on Saturday afternoons in a wooden park that resembled our old Bugle Field. The teams which played there Saturday met again on Sunday. Maybe in New York. Maybe in Pottstown. And with no more than 18 players. That was the maximum. Of course, a few faces would be different. They were college men under assumed names who had also played on Saturday. It wasn't until '35 that the player limit was raised to 25, not until '48 it reached the present 35. Pro football's growth was very, very slow...VITAL CHANGES IN 1933-34: The NFL considers its first milestone in the game's history was Red Grange's signing, and tour, with the Chicago Bears. I think even more important was the rule adopted the following February that no college player thereafter would be 
OCT 25 (Baltimore) - Don't be surprised if the Colts' return game with Green Bay, at Memorial Stadium Sunday, turns out to be a defensive struggle. One of the major factors in the regeneration of the home team has been the play of its defense, formerly one of its weakest links...LINE CAUGHT FIRE: The rebuilt "Ferocious Five" has caught fire on the line. The loss of Bill Pellington in the linebacking corps was overcome by shifting Don Shinnick in as a steady on the right, and the backfield, sparked by rookies Milt Davis and Andy Nelson, has shown surprising strength. Until last Sunday's shocker in Detroit, the Baltimore defense had permitted only 99 yards overland in three games and had held the Packers to a mere 47 in an earlier clash in Milwaukee...PROUD OF DEFENSE: Coach Liz Blackbourn of Green Bay is proud of his defenses, too. Aside from the first meeting with the Colts, in which the Packers were snowed under by a 45-17 count, he feels the defensive unit has done a fine job. Last week, the Wisconsinites lost their third straight game after winning their seasonal opener against the Chicago Bears. Yet they held the rugged San Francisco Forty-Niners to only 78 yards on the ground, and Hugh McElhenny, one of the top ball carriers, could earn only 38...INTERCEPTED 4 PASSES: What's more, Green Bay picked off four aerials by Y.A. Tittle, and its own mistakes on offense, two interceptions and a pair of fumbles, led to the Californians' 24-14 triumph that jumped the West Coast eleven in to a first-place tie in the Western Division with the Colts and Lions. Coach Weeb Ewbank of the Colts will go along with Blackbourn's thinking. "Green Bay could just as easily have won last week as lost," he points out. "It was in the game all the time."...A REFURBISHED LINE: When End Coach Bob Shaw began scouting the Packers during the training season, he reported the visitors had the toughest defensive line he ran across during his travels. It's a refurbished line, too, with only three holdovers - tackles Hawg Hanner and Jerry Helluin and right end Nate Borden - remaining from last year. Carlton Massey, from the Cleveland Browns, has taken over at left end, allowing the veteran John Martinkovic to go to the New York Giants, with Jim Temp as the alternate wingman...THE FORWARD WALL: Sam Palumbo, another Brown import, is the middle guard. Last year's incumbent, Bill Forester, moved into departed Roger Zatkoff's right linebacker spot. Tom Bettis is the left linebacker, with Ernie Danjean in a supporting role. Rookie John Symank and two more Cleveland acquisitions, John Petitbon and Billy Kinard, haven't hurt the secondary which still numbers Bobby Dillon and Hank Gremminger.
OCT 26 (Baltimore-Green Bay Press-Gazette) - The Packers hope to find a spark in Memorial Stadium here Sunday afternoon. They need a spark in the worst way - somebody or something that will ignite the Packer offense and thus produce a scoring explosion. The Bays need scored. Since whipping the Bears 21-17, they've been on a two-touchdown-a-game diet in losing three straight, 24-14 to Detroit, 45-17 to Baltimore and 24-14 to San Francisco. Green Bay will be looking for a spark - or any kind of fire - in full view of nearly 50,000 fans and the NFL's chief fire extinguishers, the Baltimore Colts. Kickoff is set for 1:06, Green Bay time. The Packers are expected to make an offensive showing Sunday. Coach Liz Blackbourn vowed that after the loss to the 49ers in Milwaukee last Sunday. It will be a tough task due to the Colt's strong defenses - the best in the league on a yardage basis. Blackbourn has made one change in his offensive starters in hopes of getting the aforementioned spark. Paul Hornung, the versatile bonus pick, will start as fullback and Howie Ferguson, if his injured leg isn't kicking up, will be at last half. The starting quarterback will be Bart Starr or Babe Parilli. Hornung could be the sparkler the Packers need. The spunky and happy-go-lucky Notre Damer helped the Bays to a late touchdown against the 49ers last Sunday. A first-rate runner, Hornung could also work some at quarterback. His passing is gradually improving, due to heavy practice. The Packers won't be in good condition Sunday. Ferguson has been bothered by a leg injury and wasn't running well Friday. This could force Blackbourn to start Fred Cone in his place. The Packers' league leading punter, Dick Deschaine, hurt his shoulder in practice Friday when he ran into Hank Gremminger while going out for a pass. The flu situation started to look better Thursday but there was a big and important cog missing from practice Friday - defensive tackle Jerry Helluin, who came down with the disease early Friday. "We'll have to wait until Sunday morning to see how we're feeling," Liz said. If a "somebody" doesn't provide a spark, the Packers would settle for a "something" - like a few recovered fumbles deep in Baltimore territory or some such break. Since the Bear game, the Packers haven't been break blessed! The Packers, out to end a three-game losing streak, expect to go full blast for the entire 60 minutes. They outplayed the Colts in the first showing and held a 10-7 lead at the half. The Pack played dead in the second half and the Colts rolled up 38 points. Baltimore will be coming out of shock, as it were, and they could explode or they could still be whoozy. Detroit left the Colts slightly dizzy last Sunday by overcoming a 27-3 deficit in the last 20 minutes for a 31-27 triumph - the first blot on the Colts' record. The Colts' man of the hour is quarterback John Unitas, who already has hurled the amazing total of 12 touchdown passes in four games - an average of three per start. He has completed 54 passes in 87 attempts for 62.1 percent. John, the onetime Pittsburgh sandlot ace, is human, thought, because he has had seven interceptions. Unitas and his chief Packer tormentors, Lenny Moore, Alan Ameche, Jim Mutscheller and L.G. Dupre and others, will get the usual assist from the Colts' cheer-crazy fans. They yell every time the Colts got up to the line of scrimmage and a two-yard gain brings down the house. The Packers are staying at the Lord Baltimore hotel here. They'll return to Green Bay right after the game in two chartered North Central planes. They are expected to land at Austin Straubel field about 11:30 Sunday night.
OCT 26 (Baltimore) - The Colts will stoop to skulduggery for a point or two, it seems. A film check of the Colt-Lion game, made by Detroit, showed that the Colts had 12 men (rushing the kicker) on the field when the Lions kicked the extra point after the TD that cut the Colts' lead to 27-24. After the Lions' last touchdown, the Colts had 13 men against the Lions on the extra point kick. George Wilson, Detroit coach, charged that Baltimore used additional players by design. "It was a put up job," he said. Actually, the Colts' trick is not a new one. "Two years ago, we knew the Bears were using 12 men," Wilson said, adding: "We told the referee and then tackled or held back the Bears before they got to the bench so the referee could make his count."...ATTENTION: Commissioner Bert Bell says he hires former FBI agents to "keep an eye on the gamblers - not the players." The FBI-trained eyes are squinting in dark corners of all National League cities!...Player Leo Sanford of the Chicago Cardinals, after his team belted Washington 44-14: "We've learned a lesson. This being up for one game and down for another is foolishness. We can be up for every game, but the players have to do it themselves." WHAT'S THIS?:The Steelers wore pads Wednesday and held a contact drill. In holding scrimmage in midweek (a practice shunned for nearly 10 years), Coach Buddy Parker said he just wanted to find some good offensive linemen. He made a few switches, working in former Packer John Nisby at offensive guard and moving tackle Willie McClung to defense. Nisby had been playing defensive end and tackle. Parker decided to make changes after his team was walloped by the Giants, 35-0. Parker remarked after the game: "They just beat the daylights out of us. They kept coming and there wasn't a thing we could so about it. We double teamed 'em but even that did not stop 'em. When we put two men on 'em, they just ran over both of 'em. Modzelewski played the best game of his life. And Martinkovic! I knew him at Green Bay, but I never saw him rush the passer before."...Paul Brown, coach of the Cleveland Browns after losing to the Eagles, 17-7: "Everything we did turned to mud." On the way to the Philadelphia airport after the game, the Browns' bus had to make a lengthy detour because of a fire. "It was one of those days," scribe Bob August excused. The Eagles, incidentally, played "control" on the Browns, running 45 times and hurling only 10 passes.
OCT 26 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - The Colts proved to the Packers two weeks ago they could win without passing. They trampled the Bears, 45-17, by rolling for 243 yards on the ground. Not only were they winning by running, but they controlled the ball for long periods of time. Green Bay went to the air and gained 186 yards. But 13 incompletions and five killing interceptions stalled progress. In the return match at Baltimore Sunday, Green Bay must hold on to the ball if it expects to stay in the game. And the best way to hold it for a long period of time is to run with it. True, Baltimore's defensive linemen are as tough as they come. They gave up one first down and 47 yards rushing to the Packers two weeks ago. But then, too, the Packers ran with the ball only 23 times. They passed the ball 28 times - and five interceptions! On the other hand, the Colts passed 19 times and ran with the ball on 49 plays. Baltimore has a good passer in Johnny Unitas, but you'll notice the games the Colts have won, they have run many more times than they have passed. The Packers' best running game occurred last Sunday against the 49ers. They picked up 194 yards. Two pass interceptions led to the winning San Francisco points. Coach Liz Blackbourn started Howie Ferguson as a halfback and he picked up 74 yards. Paul Hornung, running from a quarterback post, romped for 62 yards. Fullback Fred Cone added 26. Al Carmichael, one of the best open field runners in the business,
has yet not been spectacular. Carmichael has picked up 71 yards in 20 carries for a 3.6 yard average. Don McIlhenny, part of the Detroit package obtained for Tobin Rote, has carried the ball only five times for nine yards. Actually, the Packers show no one among the league's top 10 ground gainers. The only statistic they top the Colts in is punting. Baltimore hardly can get within 15 yards of Dick Deschaine's 47.9 yard average. But Sunday's rematch is hardly expected to be a kicking duel.
OCT 26 (Baltimore) - The Colts figure to set a seasonal attendance record and may seriously threaten their all-time high in their NFL game with Green Bay tomorrow (2:05 o'clock) at Memorial Stadium. Largest throng ever to see the club play in the Thirty-third street arena was the 51,587 who saw it lose to Washington in 1955. Only four less persons where on hand a decade ago when a Cecil Isbell-coached squad was beaten by the New York Yankees in Baltimore's first year in the old AAC...THIRD AT HOME: This is the Colts' third home fray, and to set a new 1957 turnstile count they must surpass the 46,558 total that watched them trim the Chicago Bears at the beginning of the month. If the team has beaten the Lions in Detroit last Sunday, the front office believes it would achieve a sellout for the return tilt with the Packers. Memorial Stadium in its present form has never been sold out for either baseball or football...BOTH ON REBOUND: What the huge crowd may see in the way of a game is highly intriguing, for both clubs are on the rebound after losing last week. When a team is shocked as the Colts were in the Motor City, it can come back in ashamed, fierce determination or take another backward step on the toboggan. Coach Weeb Ewbank says his charges are in the proper mental attitude to make the comeback and sweep the year's series with the Wisconsinites. Oddsmakers subscribe to this belief and have made the Colts a ten-point choice...REPEAT UNLIKELY: However, a repetition of their 45-17 debacle in Milwaukee a fortnight ago is not likely. Instead, this may turn out to be a forthright battle of defenses in which both combatants are well equipped for the task. The Colts, boasting the best attack in the league behind John Unitas, Alan Ameche, Lenny Moore, Louis Dupre, Jim Mutscheller and Jack Call, need a victory to remain at the top of the heap in the Western Division...PACKERS DROP: The Packers have to prevail to prevent dropping further off the pace and perhaps finding fewer tenants of the conference basement with them. They have not won since their opening triumph over the Bears. Unitas is the No. 3 passer of the loop and already leads in touchdown passes (12) and yards gained (794) while completing 62.1 percent of his heaves, a mark topped only by Eddie LeBaron of Washington...MUTSCHELLER TARGET: His favorite target is Mutscheller, the NFL's leading scorer with 42 points, but Baltimore has a number of glue-gripped receivers plus runners like Moore, Ameche, Dupre and Call to move the pigskin either inside or out. Dupre returns to action after having been held out of the Detroit fracas, but Carl Taseff won't see action because of his broken nose. The sturdy defensive ace will be replaced in the backfield by Henry Moore...KNAFELC OUT: The Packers recently lost an ace pass catcher, Gary Knafelc, who is out for the season with a knee injury. Knafelc and Bill Howton formed one of the best reception corps in the circuit. Max McGee, a returned serviceman, has taken over for Knafelc in fine fashion, but whereas Green Bay had three fine offensive ends, it now has only two. Coach Liz Blackbourn has moved Howie Ferguson to left halfback and given his old fullback post to Fred Cone in an attempt to get more striking power on offense. Bart Starr usually starts at quarterback for the invaders, but Blackbourn is toying with the idea of using Paul Hornung tomorrow. Hornung is the most mobile of the Packers' three signal callers, although he is not the best aerialist. Regardless of Liz's decision, the ex-Notre Dame ace should see more duty than he did in the Milwaukee meeting.
OCT 27 (Milwaukee Sentinel) - Liz Blackbourn send his Packers against the hoity, toity Colts Sunday and the oddsmakers consider Green Bay a pushover. Kickoff is 1 p.m. Milwaukee time. Baltimore is a 10-point favorite. But the NFL doesn't have pushovers, a hard fact with which no one is more bitterly familiar than the betting fraternity. It's true the Packers have looked anything but good in losing three straight. But they did lower the boom on the Bears in the opener, a good reason why the Bruins are finding it tough bouncing back. Green Bay is now no worse off than the Bears or Rams with whom they are tied for fourth place in the Western Division. That's two games behind the Colts, Lions and 49ers, all deadlocked for the lead. The Packers have reason to be snarling in the rematch. It was Baltimore which humiliated the Wisconsin pros, 45-17, two weeks ago in Milwaukee County Stadium. The hardest thing to take in that game was a 38-point Colt second half. The Packers led at halftime, 10-7. A crowd of 40,000 expects the Colts to win because of a superior offense and defense. Colt quarterback Johnny Unitas is the league's third ranked passer. Babe Parilli and Bart Starr are tenth and eleventh respectively. Actually Unitas is leading the league in completions (54), total yards (794) and touchdowns (12). He has twice thrown four TD passes in one game so far. The Parilli-Starr combination shows 47 completions, 645 yards and only four touchdowns. Among the rushing leaders, the Colts' Lenny Moore is fifth ranked. But the Packers, whose ground attack has been poor, show no one in the top 10.
OCT 27 (Baltimore) - Apparently the defeat last week at Detroit has stimulated Colt fan interest to such a point that a record crowd is in sight for the rematch with the Green Bay Packers in the Stadium this afternoon. Advance ticket sales for the 2:05 o'clock kickoff today have been as amazing as the Lions' four touchdowns in the final 18 minutes against the Colts last Sunday. The collapse of the Colts, who were leading 27-3, until the Lions' final surge, instead of having an adverse effect on the ticket sale for today's game actually has boosted interest to a new high...FAN INTEREST AROUSED: Never before have the citizens of the Baltimore area talked so much and so incessantly about a single Colt game. Not all of the comments are favorable, to be sure, but the constant clamoring has reached nearly everyone. The largest crowd ever to see the Colts in the Stadium was 51,565 for the 1955 Washington Redskin game. For that game the advance sale of tickets was around 47,500. It is through that the advance sale for the Packer game today approaches and might even surpass that figure. There is one drawback to the Colts setting a new attendance record today. That is the weather. The long range forecast calls for cloudy and cold weather with the possibility of rain dampening the enthusiasm for the contest. Many Baltimoreans are interested in today's game because they think it will prove conclusively whether the Colts are a good football team or just a run-of-the-mine type. They have pointed out that most pro teams get beat several times during the season and that the defeat isn't a disgrace if the team can bounce back...COLTS MUST REBOUND: And bounce back the Colts must do. The Baltimore team is in a three-way tie at the top of the Western Conference of the NFL with the Detroit Lions and the San Francisco Forty-Niners. All three have won three games and lost once. Of the three leaders only the Colts are favored with the Los Angeles Rams slight choices over the Lions on the West Coast and the Chicago Bears a touchdown choice over the Forty-Niners in San Francisco. The Baltimore team has been ruled a 10-point choice over the Packers. In their last meeting earlier this month, the Colts exploded in the second half to post a 45 to 17 victory over the Packers in Milwaukee...SECOND ROUND HARDER: However, the second time around in the NFL is always harder. The losers seem to play better, trying to erase the previous defeat, while the winners apparently are subjected to "we did it before, why not again" attitude. As Coach Lisle Blackbourn of the Packers pointed out, breaks made the difference between his club and the Colts in the first meeting. "They (meaning the Colts) only earned two touchdowns," Blackbourn was quoted as saying. In an effort to shake a three-game losing streak, the Packers have changed their offensive lineup some. Howie Ferguson, big line smasher, has been moved from fullback to left half and Fred Cone is to run at full...BACKFIELD BIGGER: The move gives the Packers two big men in the backfield, which means more power to the inside and outside on running plays. Ferguson is fast enough to sweep ends as well as crack the middle. Of course, two big fullbacks also add considerable protection to the passers, who have been harassed frequently by Colt linemen. Only one other change is in order for the Packers. Gary Knafelc, offensive end, is out for the season after injuring his knee in a practice session. His place will be taken by Max McGee. Carl Taseff, Colt defensive back, will also be missing from the lineups today. Taseff received a broken nose in the Lion game and at present is in the hospital after hemorrhaging for quite a spell.
SOURCE: Sports Illustrated - October 28th 1957