Griffith Stadium - Riley Smith scored all of Washington's points, including the game's only touchdown on a 60-yard inter-ception return as the Redskins successfully debuted under the lights in DC.
Making his first pro appearance, Sammy Baugh led his team to a score the first time it had the ball. A two pass comple-tions, one to Ernie Pinckert, the other the Charley Malone, sandwiched around a couple of Baugh runs set up Smithís 18-yard field goal. That proved to be the only score of the first half, thanks to a goal line stand by the Redskins that kept New York out of the end zone after the Giants had attained a first and goal at the three.
New York battled back, tying the game in the third quarter on Tily Mantonís field goal. Smith booted a field goal through the uprights in the fourth quarter to push the home team back into the lead. Taking to the air, the Giants responded and seemed to be moving towards either a tying or go-ahead score. That was until Smith swooped in, stole an errant aerial at the Washington 40 and ensured that the 24,492 new Redskins fans would go home happy as he zipped 60 yards down the sideline for the clinching touchdown.