Griffith Stadium - Eddie LeBaron threw five touchdown passes, including three in a decisive 24-point second quarter, to pull the Redskins over the Cardinals.
Washington's first score didn't come on a LeBaron pass, it came on a 2-yard run by Johnny Olszewski. It was, however, largely the result of LeBaron's 67-yard pass to Ed Podoley. The back snuck down the right sideline, took LeBaron's pass over a linebacker's head, and took off towards the goal line. Defensive back Dick Nolan got an angle on Podoley and stopped him at the four. Two plays later the ex-Cardinal Johnny O scored to make it 7-0.
LeBaron got warmed up for the big second quarter by throwing to Joe Walton for a touchdown, the first of three scoring connections between the two. Leading 14-3 entering the second stanza, LeBaron and the Skins poured it on. The quarterback partnered with Podoley for 20 yards and six points, went to Podoley once more for 10 and a score, and then hooked up with Walton again for 18 and another touchdown. By the time the quarter was over, Sam Baker had added an eight-yard field goal and the Redskins led 38-10.
LeBaron and Walton kept it going after halftime. From the Chicago 38, the quarterback faked a handoff and zipped a pass to his end. Walton had to deal with the annoyance of a Chicago defender who was draped all over him, but he ignored the obstacle and caught the touchdown pass to wrap up the scoring for the home team. The Cards kept the celebrating crowd entertained by scoring three touchdowns on some nice passes from Lamar McHan, but the issue had long since been decided.