Throwback Thursday: On This Day in Redskins History – 1958

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On this day in Redskins history in 1958, Eddie LeBaron led the Washington Redskins to a 45-31 trouncing of the Chicago Cardinals.

LeBaron only completed 15 of his 23 passes for 267 yards, but an astounding 5 of those passes were for touchdowns. Not only that, 4 of them were in the first half, as Washington staked out an insurmountable 38-10 lead.

Redskins running back Johnny Olszewski also had a first half two yard touchdown rush, and finished the game with 136 yards on 19 carries. That’s more than 7 yards per carry.

The win came at Griffith Stadium with 26,169 in attendance.

The win moved Washington to 3-4 on the season, but they would drop 3 of their last 5 to finish with a record of 4-7-1, and 4th in the East Division. For the Cardinals, the loss dropped them to 2-4-1 on the season, but they would not win another game and finished at 2-9-1 – 5th in the East.

That was 59 years ago today – November 9th, 1958.

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