Another Bad Punt in 1978

Mike Michel  was the Eagle Punter in 1978.  The Eagles had tough times until Max Runeger came the following year.  At  Veterans Stadium  in game 7,  the Eagles came in at 3-3 and the Redskins were undefeated at 6-0.   Philadelphia started the Redskins on their downward spiral.  For us in this game… Philadelphia 17 Washington 10

Washington won six in a row; split the next four; and lost the next six;  Way Up and Way Down;   from 6-0 to 8-8; the Redskins did not make the playoffs. The Eagles after seven games were 4-3 and went 5-4 thereafter.  The overall record of 9-7 meant Philadelphia  made the playoffs for the first time since 1960.

One Punt in the Redskins game… Punter Mike Michel took the snap from Center,  released the ball,  raised his right leg, and missed the ball completely.   Not before or since have I seen a play like this.  




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