Chapter 1, Page 31

The Redskins' 1942 Backfield
Backs in front: The Redskins' 1942 backfield of, from left, Wilbur Moore, Cecil Hare, Sammy Baugh and Andy Farkas.
More importantly, Flaherty and Edwards returned from Chicago with film from the Bears` 21-7 victory over the Cardinals. The Washington Post reported that Flaherty would prepare his Redskins with lighter physical training than usual and more through "the medium of lectures and motion pictures."

Baugh, having learned a lot from Marshall's behavior before the 1940 championship game, all but conferred sainthood on the Bears, even though everyone knew how rough they were. "Ah wouldn't say they're meaner than any other team," Baugh said. "The Bears just play harder. That's what they're supposed to do, after all. They make it look rougher because four or five of `em hit a ball carrier at the same time. A lot of `em get the same idea at the same time about making a tackle, and you can't condemn `em for that."

NFL commissioner Elmer Layden ordered "a clean game." Halas, a lieutenant commander in the Navy, flew in from duty in Oklahoma and watched in uniform from the Bears` bench as Heartley (Hunk) Anderson did the coaching, as he would until Halas returned after the war. What Halas saw was the Redskins upsetting Chicago, 14-6, and winning the championship on Baugh's all-round play.

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