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Giants Score 11th Straight NFL Victory Over Redskins

Oct. 7, 1963 - Over recent seasons, the New York Giants have scalped the Washington Redskins with consistent, consummate ease. The scalping was accomplished against again yesterday, the eleventh straight time Washington has failed against the Giants — but it was not easy going. (Pictured below, Washington fullback Don Bosseler carries the ball.) The New York team — 34 dedicated businessmen in white uniforms — won the game, 24-14, before a capacity crowd of 47,219 in D.C. Stadium. It started out so easy, with the wounded Redskins playing a split end, Fred Dugan, at cornerback out of necessity. The Giants made two quick, easy scores in the first period, Del Shofner picking on Dugan. But then it got hard — very hard. Norman Snead, the husky third-year Washington quarterback, brought his passes down out of the sky so they could be caught, and the Redskins almost caught up. But they did not, and the most significant figures on the big scoreboard were the zeroes posted for Washington in the third and fourth quarter, courtesy of Andy Robustelli’s Giant defense. The Giants’ quarterback, Y.A. Tittle, was excellent as usual. The NFL’s leading passer completed 19 of 34 attempts for 324 yards (his 1963 high) and 3 touchdowns. Tittle, in his 16th professional season, has completed 50 of 82 pass attempts for 752 yards and 9 touchdowns in 3 games. Tittle brought off his most glittering maneuver in the final period, It was fourth down and a yard to go at the Washington 26 ½. Hiding the ball on his hip, Tittle looped to his right, all the way to the line of scrimmage, and then fired a toss straight down the sideline to tight end Joe Walton. Joe grabbed the 10½-yard pitch neatly at the 16 and bolted into the end zone.


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