Patriots 28, at New York Titans 24
The Patriots earned their first-ever victory with an improbable, come-from-behind, 28-24 win over the New York Titans at the Polo Grounds in New York.
Boston trailed, 24-14, with less than two minutes to go when quarterback Butch Songin, who replaced starter Tommy Greene, engineered an 80-yard drive that was capped by a 6-yard scoring toss to Jim Colclough. The Titans tried to run out the clock to preserve the win, but punter Rick Sapienza had trouble with the snap, fumbled the ball, and a scrum ensued.
After the ball was kicked by Gino Cappelletti to the Titans 30, cornerback Chuck Shonta alertly picked it up and followed a great block by Bob Dee before racing 30 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play to give the Patriots the unlikely win.