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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
Redskins get revenge on near perfect Bears
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Dec. 13, 1942

The Chicago Bears are looking for their third consecutive NFL championship as well as becoming the first team to post a perfect season. They had outscored the opposition by more than 4-to-1, 376 points to 84, in compiling an 11-0 record.

Their opposition in today's championship game is the Washington Redskins, whom they humiliated 73-0 in the title game two years earlier. The Bears take a 6-0 lead in Washington when tackle Lee Artoe returns a fumble 50 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter.

But these aren't the '40 'Skins. Sam Baugh connects with Wilbur Moore for a 38-yard touchdown pass and the extra point gives Washington a 7-6 halftime lead. Andy Farkas' one-yard touchdown run in the third quarter seals the Redskins' 14-6 victory, snapping the Bears' 18-game winning streak.

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