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VIDEO Flashback: Redskins 72, Giants 41

Posted by Andrew Walker on November 28, 2012 – 9:43 am

If you’ve been impressed by the offensive execution displayed by the 2012 Washington Redskins, then step back 46 years to the day yesterday and admire one of the greatest offensive performances of all-time.

On Nov. 27, 1966, the Redskins set an NFL regular-season single-game record for most points scored when they blew out the New York Giants, 72-41, at D.C. Stadium.

The Redskins scored on offense, defense and special teams that day. Quarterback Sonny Jurgensen completed 10-of-16 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns; running back A.D. Whitfield ran for 74 yards and two touchdowns; Charley Taylor caught six passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns; defensive back Brig Owens returned an interception 60 yards for a touchdown; and defensive back Rickie Harris returned a punt 52 yards for a touchdown.

Yowza.

Oh, and by the way, who do the Redskins play at home on Monday night? The New York Giants.

Just a thought.

Anyway, here’s the terrific NFL Films video from that glorious day in 1966: “And The Sky Rained Footballs:”


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