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Giants Top Redskins as QB Tittle Equals Record with Seven TD Passes

Oct. 29, 1962 - As if the league-leading Washington Redskins weren’t even there, Y.A. Tittle (pictured with ball) of the New York Giants played catch with fleet-footed friends yesterday at Yankee Stadium. The results were a record-equaling 7 touchdown passes for Tittle and a 49-34 triumph for New York. Only twice before had any NFL quarterback wreaked so much havoc with his throwing arm in a single game. Eons ago, Sid Luckman of the Bears established a league high of seven scoring passes in one game. Later, that was matched by Adrian Burk of the Eagles. Yesterday, a vociferous throng of 62,844 New Yorkers saw the Giants abruptly halt Washington’s unbeaten streak at 6, and re-establish New York’s ranking as the club most likely to succeed in the Eastern Conference. All told, the 35-year-old Tittle made connections on 27 of 39 passes, and 12 of the completions came in succession. He thus accounted for 505 yards, more than any of his predecessors on the Giants ever had.

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