Soldier Field - Usually when you hear that the turning point of a game was the opening kickoff, it's said as a joke. In this case, though, Bears coach Jack Pardee said it in all seriousness and he was right. "The turning point of the game was Brian Baschnagel's opening kickoff return because it established our hitting and field position."
The rookie Baschnagel returned the opening kickoff for 48 yards, setting his team up at the Washington 37. Soon after that, quarterback Bob Avellini scooted four yards to a touchdown on a broken play and the rout was on.
The Bears outgained the Redskins on the day 392 yards to 119.