Rare Sports Films

1961 and 1962

In 1961, the defending World Champion Eagles displayed the NFL’s most explosive offense, as young Sonny Jurgensen replaced the retired Norm Van Brocklin at QB and had a great year, tossing 32 TD passes and leading a superior air attack with receivers Tommy McDonald and Pete Retzlaff. With a 10-4 record, the club finished second in the East in ’61, but lost the Playoff Bowl in Miami to the Detroit Lions.

1962 was a rough year for the Eagles. The so-so Philadelphia defense had sufficed in ’61 when the offense was churning out points at a furious pace, but now key injuries hobbled the club throughout the year. Jurgensen, still bothered by the shoulder separation you’ll see him suffer in the 1961 Playoff Bowl, found himself throwing the ball to a group of strangers. Only McDonald stayed healthy, as receivers Retzlaff, Bobby Walston and Dick Lucas all broke arms! Hopalong Cassady broke a leg, Ted Dean suffered a broken foot, and the Eagles tumbled all the way into the cellar of the NFL East.

In these rare original films, narrated by Jim Leaming, Eagle fans can once again see all their 1961-1962 heroes in action: Jim Carr, Chuck Weber, King Hill, Stan Campbell, Maxie Baughan, Jess Richardson, Glen Amerson, Gene Gossage, John Wittenborn, Bobby Freeman, Theron Sapp, Jim Schrader, Ben Scotti, Pete Case, Howard Keys, Bobby Richards, Bob Harrison, Roy Hord, John Nocera and more!. Many stars are also featured in nice close up shots on the field before games, including head coach Nick Skorich, Jurgensen, Clarence Peaks, Ted Dean, Billy Barnes, McDonald, J.D. Smith, Tom Brookshier, Chuck Bednarik, Retzlaff, Don Burroughs, Riley Gunnels, young Irv Cross, Timmy Brown and Frank Budd.

Won 10, Lost 4
* Sept 17 Eagles 27, Browns 20 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia
  Sept 24 Eagles 14, Redskins 7 at Franklin Field
  Oct. 1 Cardinals 30, Eagles 27 at Franklin Field
  Oct. 8 Eagles 21, Steelers 16 at Franklin Field
* Oct. 15 Eagles 20, Cardinals 7 at old Busch Stadium, St. Louis
* Oct. 22 Eagles 43, Cowboys 7 at The Cotton Bowl, Dallas
* Oct. 29 Eagles 27, Redskins 24 at new D.C. Stadium, Washington
* Nov. 5 Eagles 16, Bears 14 at Franklin Field
  Nov 12 Giants 38, Eagles 21 at Yankee Stadium, New York
  Nov 19 Browns 45, Eagles 24 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  Nov 26 Eagles 35, Cowboys 13 at Franklin Field
* Dec 3 Eagles 35, Steelers 24 at Forbes Field, Pittsburgh
  Dec. 10 - Giants 28, Eagles 24, at Franklin Field
* Dec. 17 - Eagles 27, Lions 24 at Briggs Stadium, Detroit
* Playoff Bowl Lions 38, Eagles 10 at The Orange Bowl, Miami
Won 3, Lost 10, Tied 1
  Sept 16 Cardinals 27, Eagles 21 at Franklin Field, Philadelphia
  Sept 23 Giants 29, Eagles 13 at Franklin Field
* Sept 30 Eagles 35, Browns 7 at Franklin Field
  Oct. 6 - Steelers 13, Eagles 7 at Forbes Field Pittsburgh (Saturday game)
  Oct 14 Cowboys 41, Eagles 19 at The Cotton Bowl
  Oct 21 Redskins 27, Eagles 21 at Franklin Field
  Oct 28 Vikings 31, Eagles 21 at Met Stadium, Minnesota
* Nov 4 Eagles 14, Browns 14 at Municipal Stadium, Cleveland
  Nov 11 Packers 49, Eagles 0 at Franklin Field
* Nov 18 Giants 19, Eagles 14 at Yankee Stadium, New York
* Nov 25 Eagles 28, Cowboys 14 at Franklin Field
* Dec. 2 Eagles 37, Redskins 14 at D.C. Stadium, Washington
* Dec 9 Steelers 26, Eagles 17 at Franklin Field
* Dec 16 Cardinals 45, Eagles 35 at old Busch Stadium
* These games are shown.
To order, send $29.95 plus $4 for S & H. (Illinois residents must add $2.00 state sales tax).

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