DC Stadium - The Redskins came all the way back from a 35-14 deficit to tie the Eagles. In fact, they had a shot to win it, but Gene Mingo’s 36-yard field goal attempt went wide right with seven seconds left.
Washington had built a 14-7 lead on the strength of two Sonny Jurgensen touchdown passes, one to Charlie Taylor, the other to Jerry Smith, but Philadelphia scored four unanswered touchdowns in the second and third quarters and the home team was looking up at a 35-14 Eagle lead. Norm Snead threw for three of those touchdowns, one to running back Tom Woodeschick and two to receiver Ben Hawkins. Woodeschick tallied the other on a 10-yard run.
Then Jurgensen and the Redskins went to work. They got two touchdowns back before the third quarter ended, both on Jurgensen passes. The quarterback, who was 30 of 50 passing for 366 yards, first found Bobby Mitchell from ten yards out and then Jerry Smith from 27 to pull Washington to within 35-28 as the fourth quarter started.
The offensive fireworks diminished in the final period, but the Redskins got what they needed when Pete Larson ran 3 yards for the tying score with 1:55 left in the game. Washington got the ball back and got into position to take the lead, but Mingo’s field goal went awry and the Redskins had to settle for their third tie of the season.