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This Day in The Bay: Washington and Brodie Combine for 160 Yards


October 31, 1971

On this day, 49ers wide receiver Gene Washington and quarterback John Brodie combined for 160 yards through the air in San Francisco's 27-10 win over the New England Patriots.

Washington grabbed a 71-yard touchdown pass from Brodie in the fourth quarter to ice the game. It was the longest touchdown reception of the year by a 49ers player. Washington averaged 18 yards per catch in nine years with San Francisco.

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