Welcome to Flashback Friday, where we take a trip down memory lane to revisit yesteryear moments in Washington football history. From jaw-dropping plays to nail-biting finishes, Washington football has provided its fans with countless memories throughout the years. Today, we turn our attention to September 15, 1968, when the Washington Redskins took on the Chicago Bears. As we dive into the archives, let’s try relive the excitement that unfolded on that historic day.
Each #FlashbackFriday, we’ll uncover performances and milestones that are part of the franchise’s storied history. So, grab your virtual time machine, fasten your seat belts, and get ready to embark on a captivating journey through the annals of franchise history. Let’s relish in the nostalgia, as we honor the past and pay tribute to the legends who’ve donned the burgundy and gold.
On This Day
Washington Redskins 38 Chicago Bears 28
September 15, 1968
Played at Wrigley Field, the Bears were favored by 8 points, but could not deny Sonny Jurgensen on the day.
Jurgensen threw four touchdown passes, with three of them going to tight end Pat Richter.
The other receiving touchdown went to running back Gerry Allen, and went 99 yards. It was obviously the longest TD in franchise history. Allen caught four balls for 121 yards to lead all pass catchers. He also had a rushing touchdown as well.
Jurgensen was 14 of 21 for 276 yards.
Charley Taylor caught four balls for 81 yards.
Charlie Gogolak kicked a 37-yard field goal in the 4th quarter to make sure that Washington could not be caught.
Chicago quarterback Jack Concannon had few solutions for the Washington defense and was 14 of 26 for just 126 yards. He was picked off twice – once by Brig Owens and the other by Dick Smith.
Chicago did have a great ground attack on the day, with the incomparable Gale Sayers banging out 105 yards on just 15 carries. He also caught 4 balls for another 39 yards.
The Bears scored four times on the ground, including one by Concannon.
Thank you for joining us as we step back in time and celebrate the rich heritage of Washington football. Whether you’re a long-time fan or new to the team, this series aims to ignite your passion and deepen your appreciation for the remarkable moments that have defined our beloved franchise.
Stay tuned each week for a new Flashback Friday article, and be transported back to the unforgettable moments that have defined our beloved team.
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