December 19, 1948
Shibe Park, Philadelphia
Philadelphia (7) over Chicago Cardinals (0)
One of the worst blizzards in Philadelphia history strikes on the
day of the NFL Championship. The teams agree to play anyway as snow
continues to fall during the game obscuring all linemarkers.
36,309 fans brave the elements to see the hometown Eagles shutout
the Cardinals. Neither team is able to move the football. Midway
through the thrid quarter the Eagles' Frank "Bucko" Kilroy recovers
handoff by the Cardinal quarterback Ray Mallouf at the Cardinal's
17 yard line. The Eagles manage to get into the endzone on a 5 yard
Steve Van Buren, and Cliff Patton is able to get the PAT through
the snow in the game's only scoring.