Defensive Players; Two TDs; One Game

Mr.  Lurie will induct Eric Allen into Philadelphia Eagles Hall of Frame.  Allen, together two other players, had rare  accomplishments in one game in their careers.

Week 15-1993-New Orleans Saints at Veterans Stadium; Eagles 37  Saints 26

The New Orleans Saints were 7-7 compared to 6-8 for the Eagles.   The Eagles limited the Saints to seven first downs and outgained them in yards 314 to 158.     Eric Allen  intercepted two passes and scored touchdowns with runs of 33 and 25 yards.  The Eagles won the last three games to finish at 8-8.

Week 9-1973-Pittsburgh At Oakland; Steelers 17 Raiders 9

Oakland was 5-2-1 vs Pittsburgh 8-1.  The Raiders outgained the Steelers,  395 to 194;  However, Pittsburgh recorded five sacks for 47 yards; Defensive End Dwight White had a career day intercepting two passes in one quarter; the Steelers got three other turnovers;  the Raider ball holders muffed snaps on an extra point and a field goal; White’s interceptions were a prize; most defensive lineman never record an interception in their career.

Thanksgiving Day 1972-San Francisco at Dallas; 49 ers 31 Dallas 10

Dallas was 8-2 to the 49ers 5-4-1.  The Cowboys got an early touchdown for a 7 to 0 lead.  In the second quarter, they were inside the San Francisco 30 and driving for another.  Often one play or series of downs can turn the game around.  Line Backer  Skip Vanderbunt recovered a fumble from Craig Morton and returned it 67 yards for a touchdown.  After that, the 49ers did almost nothing wrong.  Two minutes were left in the game and SF led 24 to 10.  Dallas was still hoping for a comeback and had the ball at their own 18.  Skip Vanderbunt intercepted a screen pass and ran 21 yards for a touchdown.   

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