Lambeau’s Packers Defeat the Bears One Last Time
Sept. 28, 1947 – Curly Lambeau earns his final victory over the Chicago Bears as his Green Bay Packers subdue the Monsters of the Midway 29-20 in the season opener at City Stadium. Led by Ted Fritsch’s 91 yards rushing on just nine carries, Green Bay powers past its rival with 236 rushing yards on 40 trips. Calling his men together in the locker room afterward, Lambeau climbs atop a bench to address his team: “It was a nice victory, and you played great ball. But remember, we still have a long road ahead of us.” Jack Jacobs, Herman Rohrig and others intercept Bears quarterback Sid Luckman five times. “Those five pass interceptions were a little too much for us,” a dejected George Halas admits.