Today in Sports History: November 12

By Jonah Sharf

On November 12, 1990, the Philadelphia Eagles, led by head coach Buddy Ryan, beat Washington 28-14 in what would become known as the “Body Bag Game.” A coach known for his defensive prowess and schemes, the Eagles defense smothered Washington, scoring two of Philadelphia’s four touchdowns on the game. It is referred to as the “Body Bag Game” because Philadelphia’s defense knocked nine Washington players out of the game, and an Eagles player asked one injured Washington athlete if they needed more body bags. The physical defense of the Eagles in this game symbolized how talented and devastating Ryan’s defenses could be. 

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