Philly Snowstorm

Philly Snowstorm
December 19, 1948
Shibe Park, Philadelphia
NFL Championship
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 a muffed 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 run by Steve Van Buren, and Cliff Patton is able to get the PAT through the snow in the game's only scoring.

Score by Quarter
Team123 4Final
Chi Cardinals 000 00
Philadephia 000 77
Attendance: 36,309

Weather Observations for the Day
HighLowPrecipitation SnowfallSnowcover
31° F 27° F 1.10 in 7 in 4 in

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