Steve Van Buren's Championship-Winning TD
“Supersonic” Steve Van Buren’s 5-yard touchdown run in a Philadelphia blizzard on December 19, 1948 represented the only points in that year’s NFL Championship Game. The contest, between the Eagles and Chicago Cardinals, was a rematch of the 1947 title, which the Cardinals had won. But a nasty snowstorm threatened the ’48 matchup, which curiously wasn’t postponed – despite the field being so covered in snow that the yard lines were invisible. When the game proceeded anyway, neither team scored for three quarters. That’s when Van Buren – an Eagles halfback whose car had gotten stuck in his driveway earlier that day, forcing him to travel to the game via bus, subway, and foot – reached the end zone on a pedestrian hand-off, clinching an Eagles’ championship, 6-0. Van Buren, an orphan who had been born in Honduras, was carried off the field by fans and was eventually inducted into the Hall of Fame.