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Giants Top Eagles at Yankee Stadium, 19-14

Nov. 19, 1962 - Wind-blown snow and rain swept away much of the differences between good and mediocre NFL clubs in Yankee Stadium yesterday, but not quite enough to prevent the New York Giants from scoring a fifth straight victory they clearly deserved. Don Chandler kicked the Philadelphia Eagles into a 19-14 defeat with 4 field goals for New York. His longest — from 37 yards late in the third quarter — put the Eastern Conference leaders ahead to stay. Two key plays by the Giant defense thwarted the Eagles’ closing bids. With 2:40 remaining, Sonny Jurgensen guided the Philadelphians to the Giant 32. Then on fourth down with 2 yards to go, the left side of the Giant line, led by Dick Modzelewski and Jim Katcavage, rammed running back Theron Sapp for a loss. That gave the ball to New York. About a minute later, with the Eagles in possession on their 22-yard line, Katcavage jarred King Hill loose from the football. Andy Robustelli recovered it on the 3 for the Giants. Rather than gamble on a fumble or an interception, Y.A. Tittle conducted a filibuster in the Giant huddle, killed the clock, and preserved a muddy victory.


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