A Giant Setback: Lambeau’s Packers Endure Lopsided Loss
Nov. 21, 1948 – When a coaching career spans three decades, one can expect to absorb a few losses. For Packers coach Curly Lambeau, none was more lopsided than the 49-3 setback his team was handed on this day by the New York Giants at State Fair Park. New York reels off 443 yards and intercepts eight Green Bay passes. “I know you’ve heard this saying before,” Lambeau says. “But it covers our situation—the chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and we have a lot of weak ones.” Fullback Ted Fritsch’s 24-yard field goal gives the Packers their only lead of the day, 3-0.