Super Bowl Frenzy: Tales from Titletown - 1929
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MILWAUKEE - The Green Bay Packers had been around for 10 years and in the NFL for eight, but Green Bay had never won the league crown, until the last year of the roaring 20's.
This blue and gold-clad squad was stacked with Pro Football Hall of Famers like running back-receiver Johnny Blood and tailback Verne Lewellen, with blocking escorts coming from tackle Cal Hubbard and guard Mike Michalske.
Offensively, they weren't a juggernaut by any stretch of the imagination, scoring only 15 points per game, but their defense was so stout that the first points given up against Green Bay were safeties in the third and 4th game of the season.
They didn't allow a touchdown until Week 6, when they started a season-ending eight game road swing in Chicago against the Cardinals.
This team, whose uniforms inspired the 2010 Packers blue and gold throwback jerseys, won 10 games in a row before battling a team in Philadelphia.
No, not the Eagles. They weren't around yet.
It was the Frankford Yellow Jackets, who played in an industrial neighborhood in the city of brotherly love.
Philadelphia sports historian John Fenton recounted the thanksgiving day meeting.
"The Yellow Jackets were 9-2-3. They were right behind (the Packers). If Frankford had defeated the Packers, the Packers and the championship would have been within striking distance," said Fenton.
"The game was, from all accounts, a very tough one. It was a windy day. They were struggling back and forth the whole game."
It finished in a 0-0 tie.
"That game was the only blemish on Green Bay's otherwise-perfect season."
The Packers then flattened the Providence Steam Roller three days later and ended the season with a 25-nothing shutout of the Bears to finish the year 12-0-1 - the first of three straight championship seasons for Green Bay.
No NFL team went without a loss again until the 1972 Miami Dolphins.