Griffith Stadium - It's hard to know exactly what drove all but a handful of the 24,325 paying fans out of Griffith Stadium and on their way home well before this game ended. Perhaps it was the steady rain that grew heavy in the second half. Perhaps it was the officials, who dragged the game out by throwing 20 penalty flags. The vote here is that it was the play of the Redskins, who were uncompetitive for the fourth straight week.
Trailing 20-0 at halftime, the Redskins started making some noise, scoring on a four-yard touchdown pass from Eddie LeBaron to Ken MacAfee to pull within 20-7 and then recovering a fumble in Eagle territory. An apparent first-down run by Dick James, however, was nullified by a motion penalty and the threat, mild as it was, ended. That started the crowd's trek to the exits. The exodus began in earnest after McDonald again smoked the hapless Scotti and caught a 50-yard TD pass from Van Brocklin.