This Day In Football: September 27

New York Giants, Nick Condit, Tales from the Vault, This Day in NFL History

On this day in 1942, the New York Giants failed to record a single first down but still defeated Washington, 14-7.  The Giants managed just 51 yards of total offense, most of which came on Tuffy Leemans’ only pass of the game that went 50 yards for a touchdown.  New York ran the ball 26 times for a total of 1 yard but scored the decisive touchdown on defense, when Neal Adams made a game-winning 66-yard interception return.  It was Sammy Baugh and the Redskins’ only loss of the ’42 season, in which they won the NFL Title.


Tuffy Leemans (AP)
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