“FOOTBALL AT FENWAY”


 

 

CLIFF BATTLES' PUNT RETURN

FOOTBALL AT FENWAY  
Cliff Battles and Turk Edwards
humble the Bears, 10-0

November 5, 1933 ... The Chicago Bears were undefeated and untied in six NFL games were beaten by a rejuvenated Redskin team, by a score of 10-0.  1932 champions and favored to repeat in 1933, the Bears were just not clicking in this game.  It may have been overconfidence, because the Bears had already beaten the Skins earlier in the season, or it may just have been the general all around improved play by the Redskins.  Red Grange couldn't get it going and Bronko Nagurski and Keith Molesworth were stopped cold.  The Bears were just another team to the Redskins today at Fenway Park.  Cliff Battles played well by starting things off with a 31-yard return of a punt to start things off for Boston's first touchdown, and later in the second period, intercepted a Chicago pass, running it back 44 yards with some great in and out running.  The longest run of the day, and the most exciting, was turned in by Turk Edwards.  Intercepting a Chicago pass in the third period, he tore off 52 yards, a run that led to a game-icing field goal.

In the first period both teams just moved each other back and forth, until Chicago punted to Cliff Battles.  Battles took the ball on his 30-yard line, headed down field, swerving right and wasn't stopped until he reached the Chicago 39.  The Skins moved the ball nicely and didn't stop until Jim Musick carried the ball across the goal line.  The other score happened in the third period, when Edwards intercepted a pass at the Boston 20 and raced his way upfield to the Chicago 29.  Three rushes netted only three yards, so with Apsit holding, Battles booted a 33-yard field goal.  The Bears threatened to score a few times, but each time were turned away.  The final score 10-0.

 

 

 
 

F  E  N  W  A  Y   P  A  R  K

 
 

 

1

2

3

4

 

R

H

E

 
 

CHICAGO BEARS

0

0

0

0

 

 

0

 

 
 

BOSTON REDSKINS

7

0

3

0

 

 

10

 

 

 

 1st Qtr

2 yd Rush - Jim Musick (Bost)
Jim Musick (PAT)

Chicago (0)
Boston (7)

 3rd Qtr

33 yd Field Goal - Cliff Battles (Bost)

Chicago (0)
Boston (10)

 Attendance – 23,000