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*  November 11, 1951 – The Chicago Cardinals haven’t lost to the Rams since 1947, but in a game of great plays, including heroics by Cardinals Billy Cross, John Panelli, Fran Polsfoot and Charlie Trippi, and Rams Bob Waterfield, Tommy Kalmanir, “Crazy Legs” Hirsch and “Deacon” Dan Towler, Rams beat Cards for the first time in five years, 45-21 at The Coliseum. (Rams later won ’51 NFL title)
*  November 15, 1953 – Two years later at Comiskey Park, gritty Cardinals tie favored Rams 24-24 in a thriller! Rookie Johnny Olszewski, Don Stonesifer, Ray Ramsey and quarterbacks Jim Root and Trippi battle Towler, Volney Quinlan, and Ram quarterbacks Rudy Bukich and Norm Van Brocklin. Trippi’s 17-yd TD pass to Don Paul with seconds left ties score and caps 73-yard march.
*  October 19, 1952 – Two clutch passes by QB Don Panciera to Trippi and Clif Anderson, capped by a 4-yd TD run by Ollie Matson in the final minutes earn the Cardinals an upset 24-23 win vs. the powerful New York Giants at the Polo Grounds. Joe Geri, Bob Dove, Ralph Pasquariello and Cross battle Charlie Conerly, Kyle Rote, Bob McChesney and Eddie Price of the Giants in a see-saw game!
*  November 1, 1953 – Pat Summerall’s 9-yd FG with just 30 seconds left lifts the Cards into a 20-17 lead a year later at Comiskey Park, but a spectacular 60-yd TD pass from Arnold Galiffa to Kyle Rote wins the game for the Giants, 23-20!
*  October 5, 1952 – Cross-town rivals meet at Comiskey Park and the Cardinals, after being behind 10-0, come back to win, 21-10, for their 4th straight victory over the Bears. Big star is rookie Ollie Matson, playing only his 2nd pro game. His 100-yd kickoff return gives the Cards their first score, and later, on defense, he steals the ball from Chuck Hunsinger and races for the leading TD!
*  December 13, 1953 – The following year at Wrigley Field, Cardinals beat Bears 24-17 for their only win of the season! A fumbled punt attempt by “Curly” Morrison gives the Cards first and goal at the four. Billy Cross runs for the TD and a 24-10 lead. George Blanda’s TD passes to Jim Dooley and Billy Stone account for the two Bear touchdowns.
*  October 31, 1954 – Harlan Hill catches 4 TD passes (3 from Blanda & 1 from Ed Brown) to help Bears upset 49’ers at Kezar Stadium, 31-27! His last one is a 66-yd bomb with seconds left. A Y.A. Tittle to Bill Wilson pass and TD runs by John Henry Johnson and Hugh McElhenny, plus FG’s by Gordie Soltau account for the San Francisco scoring.
*  November 25, 1956 – Trailing 17-0 late in the game, Bears tie Giants at Yankee Stadium, 17-17 in a thriller! Down 17-3, Ed Brown pitches to Bill McColl, who tosses a 79-yd TD pass to Harlan Hill. Later, Hill’s spectacular 56-yd TD reception ties game! One of the most unbelievable catches ever seen!
*  Summer, 1957 – “Night Train” Lane intercepts two George Shaw passes and runs both back for TD’s, as the Chicago Cardinals beat the Colts 28-21 in final pre-season exhibition game at old Busch Stadium, St. Louis (night game). A Lamar McHan run and a TD pass to Dick Brubaker account for the other Redbird scores.
*  October 20, 1957 – Cardinals even season record to 2-2 with a 44-14 crushing of the Redskins at Griffith Stadium. Leo Sugar has two fumble recoveries, one for TD. Lamar McHan has great day with 3 TD passes, one to Ollie Matson and two to Woodley Lewis, plus scores keeper himself. Pat Summerall, FG. Redskin’s Eddie LeBaron tosses TD passes to Jim Podoley and Steve Meilinger.
*  November 29, 1959 – New shots of this last game ever played between two rival NFL franchises from the Windy City. Bill Dewveall catches two Ed Brown passes for TD’s in the first half, and Rick Casares and Merrill Douglas each add a TD to help beat Cardinals 31-7. A King Hill to Perry Richards TD pass is only Redbird score of the game played at Soldier Field.
*  October 23, 1960 – Bear QB Zeke Bratkowski tosses three TD passes, one to Bill Dewveall and two to rookie Angie Coia as Chicago plays the Rams to a 24-24 tie at The Coliseum. Ollie Matson, now with the Rams, scores only L.A. TD of the first half. Frank Ryan passes to Clendon Thomas for six, and Ed Meador’s 26-yd interception return add to the Ram scoring in the second half.

Total Running Time: 1 Hour, 2 Minutes (B & W)

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