The Philadelphia Eagles, as previously mentioned, scored a rousing victory 38 to 7 over the New York Giants at home in the first weekend of the season. Though a great win, it became less impressive with time. The New York Giant dynasty ended in 1964 and they fell from first to last with a record of 2-10-2. The second week at home with the San Francisco Forty Niners brought the Eagles down to earth. Losing to team that was 2-12 in 1963 really looked bad.
Norm Snead completed 21 of 46 passes for 282 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Pete Retzlaff caught eight passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. For SF, halfback Mike Lind ran for three touchdowns. The Eagles’ last ditch drive started from their own 25. The game ended with Snead throwing two incomplete passes in the End Zone from the 49er eight yard line. The first to Retzlaff and the second to Ray Poage. Final 49ers 28 Eagles 24