BOSTON'S NFL EAST CHAMPS
Packers link up three passes
and beat the Redskins
November 8, 1936 ... One dazzling third period aerial attack gave the Green Bay Packers a 7-3 victory over the Redskins. The Pack was outrushed 114 yards to 18 but Green Bay quarterback, Arnie Herber chucked 14 successful passes in 29 attempts for 200 yards. Three of them were strung together in the third
period for the game’s only touchdown. They penetrated the Redskin end on five other occasions, but never moved beyond the 40 yard line. Boston marched into scoring position four time but could capitalized only once, on a Riley Smith field goal.
The first break of the game went the Packers way on the opening kickoff when Charlie Malone fumbled and Wayland Becker recovered for Green Bay at Boston’s 29 yard line. Boston got the ball back but Johnny Blood
intercepted a pass. The Packers were forced to punt and Milner partially blocked Herber’s punt. Eddie Britt worked the ball down to the Packer 17, but the drive stalled and the Redskins had to settle for Riley Smith’s field goal. The Redskins marched 60 yards on the opening kickoff of
the second half. Cliff Battles broke loose on a run down to the Packer 19. Eddie Britt connected to Charley Malone to get the ball to the 11, but that was it, and the Packers took over on downs. An exchange of kicks gave the Packers possession at their own 43. Herber passes to Milt
Gantenbein down to the Boston 42. Herber found Don Hutson a few plays later bringing the down to the Boston 19. Herber connected with Hutson again, and he spun away from Cliff Battles into the end zone. The Redskins staged a late drive starting at their own 23. Eddie Britt carried the
ball to the 36 for a first down. Flavio Tosi hauled in a pass in traffic, from Pug Rentner for a first down at the Packer 28. Two plays later Clark Hinkle intercepted the ball for Green Bay.