Today in Philadelphia Eagles history - special teams stuns Cowboys

Friday, November 06, 2009

From my Page-a-Day Calendar e-mail...

November 6, 1966
In a bizarre game at Franklin Field, the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Dallas Cowboys, 24-23. The Eagles score all their points in the first half on three kick returns and a field goal, despite gaining only six yards from scrimmage the entire first half. Tim Brown becomes the first player in NFL history to run back two kickoffs in one game for touchdowns, running 93 yards the first time and 90 yards the second. Aaron Martin adds a 67-yard punt return TD and Sam Baker boots a 31-yard field goal to frustrate the Cowboys, who dominated play only to fail miserably on special teams.

The Eagles host the Cowboys on Sunday night. I would love to see DeSean Jackson one-up this performance.

UPDATE: The 700 Level informs me that today is also the anniversary of the release of The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh, released on November 6, 1979. This movie of course has a role for Philadelphia 76er legend Julius Erving as Moses Guthrie.

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