BOSTON'S NFL EAST CHAMPS
October 2, 1936 ... Cliff Battles maintained his lead over NFL backfield men in the race for individual offensive honors. He is the leading ground-gainer, but was tied with Bill Hewitt, the Chicago Bears end, with 18 points. Battles has gained 274 yards in 55 attempts for a 4.0 average. Ed Danowski of
the Giants leads the passers with 15 completions in 29 attempts, followed by Battles who is 9 for 22.
Battles shines in sloppy loss to the Giants
October 4, 1936 ... The Boston Redskins went down to a 7-0 defeat in a drab listless uninteresting
game at Fenway Park. The New York Giants played the Redskins on even terms until Tuffy Leemans slid through a big hole in the Redskin line and ran 29 yards for the lone touchdown. The Redskins got in wrong with the fans yesterday and loud and insistent booing greeted announcements of
future games. The fans found the entire grandstand reserved and the price of admission raised. Those fans who sat in the unreserved section last year, were forced to sit out on the field for last year’s general admission price. Cliff Battles was the only bright spot for Boston. He
lugged the pigskin, did plenty of extraordinary punting, half of the tackling, made many passes. It was a wonder he was able to stand at all. Every time he carried the ball it seemed he was tackled by all eleven Giants players.
A highlight was a grand Redskin goal line stand early in the second half, by Turk Edwards and Swede Olsson to stave off a touchdown. Todd Goodwin raced back with the second half kickoff 35 yards to the Boston
45. And the Giants swept down to a first down at the 12. But that was it. First it was Edwards, then Olsson, the Edwards again, stopping plays short of the line. The only touchdown was the result of a second period fumble, giving the Giants the ball in scoring position. Len Grant, Todd
Goodwin moved the ball close for the drive. Tuffy Leemans went through a nice hole at left guard a romped in for the Giants’ score. The first series of consistent gains for Boston, came right after the score. Pug Rentner ran the kickoff back to his 33 yard line. Battles pushed the ball
to the 44. Rentner then passed to Jim Musick for a first down into Giant territory. Battles broke through for nine more yards, but the drive stalled. Toward the end of the half, Battles, starting from his 46, made a first down in four straight carries, but the fumbled at the
Giants 26. Again, in the final period, two passes and a running play, made it to the Giant 48, but there it ended.