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* September 28, 1952 – At old City Stadium, Green Bay, Bears and Packers open the new season in 84° heat. Bears score winning TD in fourth quarter on Bob Williams’ TD pass to Gene Schroeder, however Packers fight back in final minutes on beautiful 40-yard TD pass from Tobin Rote to Bill Howton for final points of the game. Bears win, 24-14.
* November 8, 1953 – At Wrigley Field, Bears tie score 14-14 in second quarter on George Blanda to Jim Dooley TD pass. Dooley turns short reception into TD with amazing fake on his defender! Babe Parilli comes off the bench to toss game-tying aerial to end Bill Howton for TD in final minutes, as Packers deadlock Bears 21-21.
* November 15, 1953 – At Griffith Stadium, Washington D.C., Bears beat Redskins 27-24 in offensive show. In first quarter, John Hoffman scores 34-yard TD for Bears on a reverse, and Eddie Macon’s spectacular TD run is nullified by penalty. Blanda’s 17-yard TD pass to Macon seals Bear win in 4th quarter.
* November 6, 1954 – At Wrigley Field, two Tobin Rote to Max McGee TD passes aren’t enough as Bears rally with two minutes left and beat Packers on a Blanda to John Hoffman pass in come-from-behind effort. Jim Dooley catches pass for first TD of game. Packer rookie Veryl Switzer electrifies crowd with spectacular 90-yard kickoff return for TD. Bears win 28-23.
* September 29, 1957 – At brand new City Stadium, Green Bay (later re-named Lambeau Field), Packers celebrate the opening of their new stadium with a 21-17 win over the Bears. Great pre-game close-ups of V.P. Richard Nixon, Packer rookie Paul Hornung and #1 draft choice Ron Kramer of Michigan and Babe Parilli, now back with Pack again after a stint with Browns. Packers score winning TD late in the game when Parilli tosses TD pass to end Gary Knafelc.
* September 27, 1959 – At new City Stadium, Vince Lombardi’s first game as Packer head coach is successful, as Packers win defensive struggle 9-6 in fourth quarter. Fullback Jim Taylor scores winning TD from the five, then Bear QB Ed Brown is sacked in the end zone for final Packer points. Coach Lombardi is carried off the field by Packers!
* December 4, 1960 – At Wrigley Field, powerful Packers, driving for their first championship in decades, overwhelm Bears 41-13. Paul Hornung sets new NFL season scoring record with two FG’s, TD reception and TD run. Other Packer scores by Jim Taylor and Max McGee. Bears TD’s are scored on TD pass from Ed Brown to Bill Dewveall and Zeke Bratkowski to Jim Dooley.


* Bears lose to 49’ers 20-17 at Kezar Stadium – Bears lead in game for the first time with only two minutes to go when Ed Brown gets long TD pass to Jim Dooley. However, Y.A. Tittle and 49’ers battle back to win on alley oop pass in end zone that is caught by R.C. Owens for game-winning score!
* Bears beat Rams 26-21 at The Coliseum – Rick Casares’ two touchdowns pace Bears to victory. Nice close-up shots of Ed Brown, Bill Dewveall and John Aveni of the Bears and QB Bill Wade and Jon Arnett of the Rams.
* Bears crush Chicago Cardinals 31-7 – Cross-town rivals meet for last time as teams from the same city (the Cardinals would move to St. Louis for 1960) at Soldier Field. It’s all Bears and Bill Dewveall in the first half as he scores two TD’s and Bears lead 14-0.
* Bears hold off Steelers 27-21 at Wrigley Field – Rick Casares scores all four Bear TD’s in thrilling 27-21 win. Steelers have first and goal with ten seconds to play and still can’t pull out game as Bears hang on amidst snow flurries.

Narrated by Jack Brickhouse, 55 Minutes B & W

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