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Giants Rip Eagles, Gain First Place Tie with Browns

Nov. 10, 1963 - The Giants ripped the Eagles, 42-14, today before a Yankee Stadium crowd of 62,936 with the same deftness and precision that had gone into the defeats of the Browns and the Cardinals on the two previous Sundays. The Giants now stand in a tie with the Browns for first place in the Eastern Conference of the NFL, as the Browns lost to Pittsburgh today. It was Cleveland’s second loss in three games, and the Browns seem to be descending at a time when New York is on the rise. After a slow start, the Giants romped, scoring three touchdowns in the second quarter. In the first half alone, Giant quarterback Y.A. Tittle completed 13 of 15 pass attempts for 214 yards. He had the Eagle secondary gasping as he hit seven different receivers 16 times for varying distances. The longest was a 46-yard bomb to Del Shofner. The best was the last pass Tittle threw. It was a down-and-out pattern to Frank Gifford. Frank faked Ben Scotti beautifully and then raced into the corner of the end zone, where Tittle hit him with a perfect dart. Said Nick Skorich, coach of the Eagles: “Tittle picked us apart everywhere, position by position. He’s the best in the game today, and no one — a Van Brocklin, a Graham, a Baugh, I don’t care who — ever had a better season than he’s having.” “Well, we finally got all the way back in the race,” said Y.A. “Now we just got to keep plugging. Take ‘em one at a time.” Asked if he was watching the scoreboard for the Steeler-Browns score, Giant coach Allie Sherman said: “No, I wasn’t. Not until very late in our game. Of course, I saw the 9-7 score go up, and it made us all feel good. But I was interested much more in what we were doing out on our field.” And what were the Giants doing to the Eagles out there? “They were murdering us,” said Skorich. “Both their lines dominated us in the second half. They killed us.”


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