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Eagles' last title lingers
By ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published October 3, 2006
PHILADELPHIA - Green Bay had the names etched in football lore: Bart Starr, Paul Hornung, Max McGee, Vince Lombardi.
The Packers already had won six championships before playing for a seventh in the 1960 NFL title game against Philadelphia.
Green Bay clearly was established on the football landscape then, though its place on the map eluded one future Hall of Famer for the Eagles.
"It's a little hick town someplace and I guess they've got a football team," linebacker Chuck Bednarik said. "Apparently, they had a great football team. But they meant nothing to me. It was all about the big cities. Green Bay? I never heard of the place."
Nearly 46 years after the Eagles held on for a 17-13 win over the mighty Packers to win the championship, Bednarik and Green Bay would forever be intertwined because of one play that saved the game and brought the most recent of the franchise's three NFL title to Philadelphia.
On Green Bay's final drive, Starr passed over the middle to Jim Taylor, who shook one tackler but was wrapped up by Bednarik at the 9. With Taylor squirming to break free, Bednarik kept his body atop Taylor, thwarting his attempt to get up as the final seconds ticked down.
Bednarik let Taylor free ("You can get up now!" he hollered) when the clock hit zero and the Eagles walked off their Franklin Field as champions.
"I'll always remember that game," Bednarik said. "I can still picture that game-saving tackle."
It was the lone postseason loss on Lombardi's coaching resume.
What hasn't changed much since that 1960 title game is the Eagles' home dominance of Green Bay. The Packers routed the Eagles 49-0 in Philadelphia in 1962 but entering Monday night's game they hadn't won in the city in eight tries since then.
The Packers went on to win five more championships in the 1960s and have 12 overall. The Eagles? Well, they're still waiting for that first Super Bowl ring.
Bednarik, whose legacy as the last of the two-way players was often overshadowed by his bitter diatribes against the Eagles, now considers his acrimonious split with the team over.
He made national headlines when the Eagles went to the Super Bowl in 2005, ripping Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and openly rooting against the only team he ever played for. The 81-year-old Bednarik has since apologized to Lurie and was a welcomed visitor at training camp and other alumni functions.