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Remembering Dec. 26, 1960

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The Eagles defeated the favored Green Bay Packers, 17-13, on a Monday afternoon to capture the NFL title, the last time the Eagles won the championship. Here is a recap of that game.

Stadium: Franklin Field. Game time: Noon.

Weather: 28 degrees, wind 7 m.p.h., wind chill 21 degrees. Attendance: 67,325.

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  • Green Bay Packers (8-5-0) 3 3 0 7 - 13

    EAGLES (11-2) 0 10 0 7 - 17

    Packers: Paul Hornung 20-yard field goal.

    Packers: Paul Hornung 20-yard field goal.

    Eagles: Tommy McDonald 35-yard pass from Norm Van Brocklin (Bobby Walston kick).

    Eagles: Bobby Walston 15-yard field goal.

    Packers: Max McGee 7-yard pass from Bart Starr (Paul Hornung kick).

    Eagles: Ted Dean 5-yard run (Bobby Walston kick).

    Team statistics

                            Green Bay         Eagles

    First downs                22                   13

    Rush-yards-TDs          42-223-0          28-99-1

    Comp-Att-Yd-TD-INT    21-35-178-1-0       9-20-204-1-1

    Sacked-yards             0-0                1-7

    Net passing yards       178                197

    Total yards                401                296

    Fumbles-lost            1-1                3-2

    Turnovers                 1                 3

    Penalties-yards          4-27                0-0

    Eagles individual statistics

    Passing: Van Brocklin, 9-20, 204 yards, 1 TD, longest 41.

    Rushing: Dean, 13-54, 1 TD; Billy Ray Barnes, 13-42;

    Van Brocklin, 2-3.

    Receiving: McDonald, 3-90, 1 TD; Dean, 1-22; Barnes, 1-13; Pete Retzlaff, 1-41; Walston, 3- 38.

    Quotable

    "The Packers had Hornung, Ray Nitschke, Bart Starr, and all those stars. But we believed every time we took the field that no one could beat us." - Barnes in 2004.

    Source: www.pro-football-reference.com

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