Detroit Thanksgiving

November 28, Thanksgiving Day, 1968
Tiger Stadium, Detroit
Philadelphia (12) over Detroit (0)

In the midst of a steady rain that totaled over an inch-and-a-half for the day, the Philadelphia Eagles' Sam Baker kicked four field goals, one in each quarter (36, 18, 32 and 35 yards), to earn a win over the Detroit Lions in Tiger Stadium. The Lions passing attack, led by rookie quarterback, Greg Landry, was stymied by the rain, and they earned only 3 first downs in the first half, and 8 total for the game.

The win was the first win for the Eagles in the 1968 season, in their twelfth game. It was the first shutout for the Lions in 62 games, dating back to the 1964 season.

Score by Quarter
Team123 4Final
Philadelphia 333 312
Detroit 000 00
Attendance: 47,909

Weather Observations for the Day
HighLowPrecipitation SnowfallSnowcover
54° F 31° F 1.52 in 0 in 0 in

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