A Green Bay First: Football in December
Dec. 2, 1951 – A 6-yard touchdown pass from Tobin Rote to Dom Moselle isn’t enough for Green Bay to win the first league game played in December in Green Bay. Instead, Bob Celeri and the New York Yanks prevail 31-28 on the strength of four TD passes and 303 yards passing. “As I said all week before the game, these Yanks were nothing to sneeze at, yet we stopped their running attack, which is pretty good,” Packers coach Gene Ronzani says. “We won everything but the score.” Green Bay outgains the Yanks 450 to 386 yards and earns more first downs 23 to 18, but New York converts five Packers turnovers into 24 points to win for the first time all season.