Remembering Dec. 26, 1960

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.

20101226_inq_eagann26-a
Billy Ray Barnes

Stadium: Franklin Field. Game time: Noon.

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

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

Continue Reading