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Giants Top Lions at Yankee Stadium, 17-14

Oct. 22, 1962 - With momentum generated by their defensive marauders, the New York Giants scored a 17-14 triumph over the Detroit Lions in yesterday’s game at Yankee Stadium, acquiring the decisive points in the third quarter and blanking the visiting favorites through the last 30 minutes. Coach Allie Sherman’s Eastern Conference champions went ahead for the first time with less than 3 minutes remaining in the third period when Don Chandler kicked a 9-yard field goal that broke a 14-14 deadlock. An interception by Dick Lynch had led to Chandler’s winning kick. Earlier in the same period, New York had picked up the tying touchdown on a 1-yard plunge by Phil King. This opportunity was created by Sam Huff when he blocked a Lions punt. Members of both clubs carried football-sized lumps off the field, especially those who cared to lay hands on the ball. Gang-tackling was the order of the day, and it was executed by athletes who acted as if they had been chewing on ferocity pills.

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