BOSTON'S NFL EAST CHAMPS
Redskins rout the Eagles in the rain
September 20, 1936 ... Cliff Battles, Pug Rentner and the rest of the Redskins made merry with the Philadelphia Eagles, by rolling up the score 26-3 before a rain soaked crowd. It drizzled during the second half, but not enough to slow up Battles. Battles accounted
for two touchdowns. Riley Smith had a 35 yard field goal in the first period and Ed Smith added one in the final period. The picture play of the game was Battles’ sensational 67 yard run for a touchdown in the third period. With the ball on the Eagles’ 33 yard line, Battles headed off
right tackle. Back of machine-like interference, he got loose and, reversing his field, cut straight across the field, never stopping until he reached the goal line.
Battles first touchdown came with the score tied 3-3 at the beginning of the second period. He punted 56 yards to the Eagles four yard line. The Eagles went four and out, so the Redskins took over on the Eagle
28 yard line after a poor punt. Battles threw a 19 yard pass to Charley Malone, then gained three yards through the line, and scored as he circled around right end into the end zone. Both the Eagles and the Redskins lost key members due to injury in the first half. For the Eagles it
was fullback Dave Smuckler, with an injured knee, and Capt Turk Edwards left the game for the Redskins. Pug Rentner ran for a touchdown in the last period, when he intercepted Don Jackson’s pass and ran 45 yards to the end zone.