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Extra point ties 1948 Rams-Eagles game

Extra point ties 1948 Rams-Eagles game

Oct. 3, 1948: Bob Waterfield’s extra point sneaks inside the right goal post, capping a furious Los Angeles Rams comeback against the Philadelphia Eagles in a game at Memorial Coliseum that ended in a 28-28 tie.

Down 28-0, the Rams mounted a comeback. The next morning, writer Frank Finch reported in the Los Angeles Times:

Groggy, but game, they climbed off the canvas to erase the Philadelphia Eagles’ four touchdown lead and trudge off the Coliseum turf with a 28-28 tie on the strength of Bob Waterfield’s 29-yard touchdown pass to end Jack Zilly in the last 30 seconds of play.

With 36,884 frenzied fans ready for the bug house, Waterfield, the money player, coolly converted the extra point to square the count. …

The story of the game was raw Ram courage … and Waterfield’s remarkable one-man exhibition, one of the greatest of his remarkable career. He completed 17 of 35 passes for 263 yards–and three touchdowns! …

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