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Throwback Thursday: Snead’s Two First Half Touchdowns Lead The Way

On this day in Washington history – October 7th, 1962 – Washington beat the Los Angeles Rams 20-14 at the District of Columbia aka D.C. Stadium.

Norm Snead led the way with two first touchdown passes, and Washington coasted from there to victory.

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Throwback Thursday: Mitchell Hauls in 50-Yard Pass For The Win

On this day in Washington history – September 23rd, 1962 – Washington edged the Browns 17-16 at Cleveland Municipal Stadium.

It was 16-10 Browns late in the fourth, until Bobby Mitchell hauled in a 50-yard pass from Norm Snead. Mitchell took it to the house and gave Washington the lead for good. Snead only completed eight passes in the game, and was sacked four times.

1962 was Mitchell’s second best season stats-wise. He caught 72 balls for 1384 yards, and caught a career high eleven touchdowns. He was named to the Pro Bowl for the second time, and was named First Team All pro. Read More

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Flashback Friday: This Day in 1962

On this day, September 23rd, way back in 1962, the Washington Redskins scored a come from behind victory over the Cleveland Browns.

Bobby Mitchell hauled in a 50 yard pass from Norm Snead in the 4th quarter to eke out a 17-16 win. It was a tough day for Snead who completed only 8 passes and was sacked 4 times. Mitchell caught 3 passes for 94 yards of Snead’s 147.

The Redskins went on to finish the season 5-7-2.

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/196209230cle.htm#team_stats

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Musings from Curmudgeon Corner 10/2/2009

Posted from Curmudgeon Corner, Maine

Isn’t a week a wonderful thing? All I can say is, I’m some glad the Redskins didn’t have a game scheduled last week… I have a feeling that things just would have turned out badly had they played. Read More

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