Packers Shut Out Bears For First Time in a Long Time
Oct. 1, 1961 – The Green Bay Packers shut out the Chicago Bears for the first time in 26 years as Vince Lombardi’s team disposes of George Halas’ Bruins 24-0 at City Stadium. Jim Taylor rushes for 130 yards and a touchdown and Boyd Dowler and tight end Ron Kramer each snare a TD pass as Green Bay improves to 3-0. “We gave them the short pass, but nothing big enough to let them get started good,” Lombardi says. Chicago twice reaches Green Bay’s red zone, but is rebuffed both times. Linebackers Dan Currie and Ray Nitschke sack quarterback Ed Brown on fourth down at the Green Bay 1-yard line in the first quarter, and Currie intercepts Brown on fourth down in the second period.