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THIS WEEK IN NFL HISTORY - January 4 to 10

 
 
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January 4

1985 — The Cowboys play their record 36th postseason game, but Eric Dickerson steals the show, rushing for a playoff-record 248 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Los Angeles Rams to a 20-0 victory over Dallas.

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January 5

1964 — The Chargers rout the Patriots 51-10 in the AFL title game as fullback Keith Lincoln totals 349 yards of offense.

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January 6

1996 — Don Shula steps down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins after his team losses to Buffalo in the playoffs. The winningest coach in NFL history resigns with 347 wins.

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January 7

1962 — The Western Division defeats the Eastern Division 47-27 in the first AFL All-Star Game played before 20,973 in San Diego.

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January 8

2000 — Trailing 16-15 with 16 seconds remaining, the Tennessee Titans stun the Buffalo Bills with a lateral pass on a kickoff return that turns into a 75-yard Kevin Dyson touchdown and a 22-16 Wild-Card victory that is called "The Music City Miracle."

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January 9

1977 — The Oakland Raiders defeat the Minnesota Vikings 32-14 for their first NFL championship. The game is played before a record Super Bowl crowd plus 81 million television viewers, the largest audience ever to watch a sporting event.

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January 10

1982 — Cincinnati defeats San Diego 27-7 in the coldest game in NFL history. The temperature at kickoff of the AFC Championship Game is -9, with a wind-chill factor of -59.

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This Date in NFL History - JANUARY 11 to JANUARY 17
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January 11

1987 — Denver quarterback John Elway engineers "The Drive." Trailing Cleveland 20-13 with 5:32 remaining in the AFC championship game, Elway marches the Broncos 98 yards on 15 plays to force overtime, then moves Denver 60 yards on nine plays on their first possession of overtime to set up Rich Karlis' game-winning 33-yard field goal in the Broncos' 23-20 victory.

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January 12

1969 — The New York Jets become the first AFL team to win the Super Bowl, defeating Baltimore 16-7 in Super Bowl III.

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January 13

1974 — Miami beats Minnesota 24-7 in Super Bowl VIII behind fullback Larry Csonka's 145 yards rushing to claim their second straight championship.

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January 14

1973 — The Miami Dolphins cap their perfect season (17-0) with a 14-7 victory over the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

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January 15

1967 — Green Bay (NFL) defeats Kansas City (AFL) 35-10 at Los Angeles in the first Super Bowl.

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January 16

1972 — Roger Staubach completes 12 of 19 passes with a pair of touchdowns to lead the Dallas Cowboys to a 24-3 victory over the Miami Dolphins in Super Bowl VI.

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January 17

1971 — Baltimore defeats Dallas 16-13 in Super Bowl V on Jim O'Brien's 32-yard field goal with five seconds remaining.

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If you can remember these historic dates in professional football you have lived through some of the most exciting and important events that shaped America's past time the NFL.

If you're too young to remember some of the earlier events it will give you something to think about. Football, America's Game.

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1996 — Don Shula steps down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins after his team losses to Buffalo in the playoffs. The winningest coach in NFL history resigns with 347 wins.

Will BB hang around long enough to catch Shula?    As I noted elsewhere, he needs 55 regular season wins, and 43  overall including postseason to catch him.  At age 68....he would need  11 wins a year for 4-5 years to do that.   No Tom Brady?....I think it takes much longer. 

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10 hours ago, The Gipper said:

1996 — Don Shula steps down as head coach of the Miami Dolphins after his team losses to Buffalo in the playoffs. The winningest coach in NFL history resigns with 347 wins.

Will BB hang around long enough to catch Shula?    As I noted elsewhere, he needs 55 regular season wins, and 43  overall including postseason to catch him.  At age 68....he would need  11 wins a year for 4-5 years to do that.   No Tom Brady?....I think it takes much longer. 

Miami was a big deal back in the early Super Bowl years in fact after the BROWNS I liked Miami and Green Bay.

And if/when the NE dynasty breaks apart will Bill B. hang around NE, try another challenge or head out to do studio work?

I can't imagine him out of football but we'll see what happens.

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This week in NFL history - JANUARY 25 to 31.

 

 
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January 25

1998 — Denver beats Green Bay 31-24 in Super Bowl XXXII at San Diego behind Terrell Davis' 157 yards rushing and a Super Bowl-record three touchdowns. A record worldwide audience of 800 million in 147 countries, views the game on television.

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January 26

1992 — Washington defeats Buffalo 37-24 in Super Bowl XXVI. Mark Rypien passes for 292 yards and two touchdowns as the Redskins win their third Super Bowl in 10 years.

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January 27

1991 — The New York Giants defeat Buffalo 20-19 in Super Bowl XXV as Bills kicker Scott Norwood misses a 47-yard field goal attempt with eight seconds remaining.

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January 28

1996 — Dallas becomes the first team in NFL history to win three Super Bowls in a four year period by defeating Pittsburgh 27-17 in Super Bowl XXX.

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January 29

1995 — San Francisco defeats San Diego 49-26 in Super Bowl XXIX. Steve Young passes for a record six touchdowns as the 49ers become the first team to win five Super Bowls.

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January 30

1983 — Washington beats Miami 27-17 in Super Bowl XVII. Fullback John Riggins rushes for a Super Bowl-record 166 yards on 38 carries as Washington its their first NFL title since 1942.

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January 31

1993 — Dallas beats Buffalo 52-17 in Super Bowl XXVII. The Cowboys' win is their third in a record sixth Super Bowl appearance; the Bills become the first team to drop three in succession (they would lose again to Dallas, 30-13, the following year).

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Well just to wrap up the end of the year here are the January 18 to 24 dates.  Just FYI some old and great football memories.

 

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January 18

1976 — The Steelers win their second Super Bowl in a row as they defeat the Cowboys 21-17 at the Orange Bowl. Lynn Swann sets a Super Bowl record by gaining 161 yards on four receptions and is named MVP.

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January 19

1969 — The West is best, topping the East 38-25 in the AFL Pro Bowl and 10-7 in the NFL Pro Bowl.

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January 20

1985 — San Francisco beats Miami 38-16 in Super Bowl XIX. The 49ers capture their second Super Bowl title with a dominating offense and a defense that tamed Miami's explosive passing attack.

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January 21

1979 — Terry Bradshaw passes for a record four touchdowns to lead the Steelers to a 35-31 victory over the Cowboys in Super Bowl XIII. The Steelers become the first team to win three Super Bowls.

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January 22

1984 — Raiders running back Marcus Allen rushes for a Super Bowl record 191 yards and two touchdowns to lead Los Angeles to a 38-9 victory over Washington in Super Bowl XVIII.

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January 23

1983 — Miami linebacker A.J. Duhe has three interceptions, including one he returns for a 35-yard touchdown, as the Dolphins defeat the Jets 14-0 in the AFC Championship Game. The teams combined for 12 turnovers on a muddy field.

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January 24

1982 — San Francisco beats Cincinnati 26-21 in Super Bowl XVI. Ray Wersching kicks a Super Bowl record-tying four field goals as the 49ers win their first NFL championship.

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When did the Super Bowl start getting called the Super Bowl? 

And did they call it by numbers from the get-go? Like did they retroactively call the title game "the Super Bowl Number ?" 

(What I mean is let's say the name "Super Bowl" didn't come around until the 1968 NFL/AFL Title Game - Colts vs Jets. Did they immediately dub that game "Super Bowl III"? Or did that come later?)

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It wasn’t called the Super Bowl until four or five years after it begin. And no they did not start giving them Roman numerals right away that also for five years. Super Bowl III was not called that for a couple of years later

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I think the original Superbowl was really done by the NFL to put the fledgling "other" football rival in it's proper place. Joe Namath & Co. burned them enough to reevaluate and eventually combine into today's NFL (with other teams added later of course). The Chiefs sealed it the following year after the Jets' win with their win for two in a row. If it had continued along the initial put-down route, that combination AFL/NFL may have never been done IMO.

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2 hours ago, TexasAg1969 said:

I think the original Superbowl was really done by the NFL to put the fledgling "other" football rival in it's proper place. Joe Namath & Co. burned them enough to reevaluate and eventually combine into today's NFL (with other teams added later of course). The Chiefs sealed it the following year after the Jets' win with their win for two in a row. If it had continued along the initial put-down route, that combination AFL/NFL may have never been done IMO.

Vince Lombardi and his Green Bay Packers seemed to kind of laugh it off beating that other football team in being "that other league".

Joe Namath was very serious about being able to beat the Colts like he said often until he finally just told reporters that they could win in fact "I guarantee it".   He wasn't bragging he just was just convinced along with his teammates that they were faster and better than Baltimore.  They were confident as 17 point underdogs going into the game.

The only thing that got me was how the Colts crushed the BROWNS 34-0 in the NFL Championship Game Baltimore held Cleveland to just 173 total yards and avenged their only regular season loss of the year with a dominating shutout win. Cleveland crossed midfield only twice, just once in each half, and BROWNS dependible kicker Don Cockroft  missed three field goal attempts.

I was shocked how Baltimore LB Mike Curtis destroyed Cleveland but was unheard of in "that game".

I remember how Ursline High school (went there with my cousin) and Youngstown Ohio native and former AFL Buffalo Bills kicker Paul Macguire recalling how some of his former AFL players were actually crying after the game on how Namath and the Jets brought respect to their league.  Old NFL diehards like me were convinced that the Lombardi Packers league was superior to that other league.

On top of that in 1970 they moved my BROWNS along with the perennial loser Pittsburgh Steelers over to the AFC !

Things sure changed January 12th, 1969.

 

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1 hour ago, mjp28 said:

......Things sure changed January 12th, 1969.

And I just now saw yet another commercial with Broadway Joe hawking MEDICARE MEDIGAP insurance......and he guarantees it !   :lol:

One of us is really getting old really fast.   

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12 hours ago, TexasAg1969 said:

I think the original Superbowl was really done by the NFL to put the fledgling "other" football rival in it's proper place. Joe Namath & Co. burned them enough to reevaluate and eventually combine into today's NFL (with other teams added later of course). The Chiefs sealed it the following year after the Jets' win with their win for two in a row. If it had continued along the initial put-down route, that combination AFL/NFL may have never been done IMO.

No the plan along was to combine the two leagues before a single Super Bowl was ever played. The critical part to it was to get congressional anti-trust waiver to do the merger

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The "This Week in NFL History" is about the game we all love -but- it is largely about Championships and Super Bowls.

Check the link in the first post for additional "This Week" historical memories in professional football.

This was a big week, the death of an icon and the birth of a proud football franchise, August 31 to September 6 in NFL football.

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August 31

1997 — Eddie George runs for 216 yards on 35 carries and scores a touchdown as the former Houston Oilers, playing their first game in Tennessee, beat Oakland 24-21 in overtime at the Liberty Bowl in Memphis

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September 1

1996 — The Carolina Panthers defeat the Atlanta Falcons 29-6 in their first regular season game at Ericsson Stadium.

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September 2

1966 — Joe Auer returns the opening kickoff 95 yards for a Miami touchdown in the Dolphins' first regular-season game, but Oakland wins 23-14 at the Orange Bowl before 26,776 spectators

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September 3

1970 — The sports world grieves the death of Vince Lombardi who dies at age 57. Lombardi led the Green Bay Packers to an 89-29-4 record and the first two Super Bowl crowns in nine years. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1971.

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September 4

1994 — Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws five touchdown passes in the Dolphins' 39-35 win over New England to set an NFL record with his 18th game of four-or-more touchdown passes.

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September 5

1994 — San Francisco wide receiver Jerry Rice catches two touchdown passes and runs for another score in a 44-14 victory over the Raiders to surpass Jim Brown as the NFL's career touchdowns leader with 127.

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September 6

1946 — The All-America Football Conference begins regular season play as the Cleveland Browns beat the Miami Seahawks 44-0 before 60,135 at Cleveland's Municipal Stadium. The Browns, coached by future Hall of Famer Paul Brown, go on to a 12-2 record and win the first of their four AAFC championships before four of the league's teams join the NFL in 1950.

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This Date in NFL History - September 7 to 13.
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September 7

1963 — The 19,000-square-foot, two-building Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio is officially opened. The Hall's charter class of 17 enshrinees are inducted: Sammy Baugh, Bert Bell, Joe Carr, Dutch Clark, Harold "Red" Grange, George Halas, Mel Hein, Wilbur "Pete" Henry, Cal Hubbard, Don Hutson, Curly Lambeau, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, John "Blood" McNally, Bronko Nagurski, Ernie Nevers and Jim Thorpe.

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September 8

2002 — Rookie quarterback David Carr throws a pair of touchdown passes as the Houston Texans defeat the Dallas Cowboys 19-10 to become only the second expansion team (1961 Minnesota Vikings) to win their inaugural game.

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September 9

1960 — Denver beats Boston 13-10 in the American Football League's first game before 21,597 fans in Boston.

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September 10

1989 — Indianapolis running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000-yard plateau, doing it in his 91st career game. Cleveland's Jim Brown hit 10,000 yards in his 98th game

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September 11

1983 — Pittsburgh running back Franco Harris becomes the third player to rush for 11,000 yards. Harris finished his career with 12,120 rushing yards.

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September 12

2004 — The Detroit Lions beat the Chicago Bears 20-16 at Soldier Field to snap their NFL-record 24-game road losing streak.

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September 13

1987 —Quarterback Steve DeBerg establishes a franchise record with five touchdown passes and the Buccaneers set marks for most points (48) and the largest margin of victory (38) in a 48-10 win over the Falcons.

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This Date in NFL History - September 14 - 20 the NFL was born.
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September 14

2003 — Baltimore running back Jamal Lewis sets the single-game rushing record when he rambles for 295 yards and two touchdowns on 30 carries in a 33-13 victory over Cleveland. Lewis would have easily eclipsed 300 yards if not for a penalty that nullified a 60-yard TD run.

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September 15

2002 — Oakland quarterback Rich Gannon begins his record-tying (Kurt Warner, Steve Young) streak of six consecutive 300-yard passing games, throwing for 403 yards in the Raiders' 30-17 victory at Pittsburgh. Gannon finishes the year with a record 10 300-yard games.

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September 16

1973 — Buffalo's O.J. Simpson rushes for a then NFL record 250 yards in Buffalo's 31-13 victory at New England.

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September 17

1920 — The National Football League was born in the Jordan and Hupmobile auto showroom in Canton, Ohio. Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Dayton from the one-month-old American Professional Football Conference joined Hammond, Muncie, Rochester, Decatur, Racine and Rock Island to form the American Professional Football Association (which was eventually re-named the National Football League in 1922).

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September 18

1966 — Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas throws four touchdown passes to surpass Y.A. Tittle as the NFL's career leader with 212. He finished his career with 290 touchdown passes.

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September 19

1993 — San Diego's John Carney boots six field goals in an 18-17 win over Houston -- the second time he accomplished the feat in three weeks -- and sets a new NFL record with 29 consecutive field goals made.

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September 20

1987 — Chicago running back Walter Payton scored his NFL record 107th rushing touchdown in the Bears' 20-3 victory over Tampa Bay, while in Cincinnati, San Francisco wide receiver Dwight Clark's record streak of 105 consecutive games with a reception came to an end when he was held without a catch in San Francisco's 27-26 victory over the Bengals.

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This Date in NFL History - September 21 - 27
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September 21

1970 — The first regular season Monday Night Football game was aired on ABC. The Cleveland Browns defeated the New York Jets 31-21 as 85,703 fans pack Cleveland's Municipal Stadium.

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September 22

1991 — Don Shula records his 300th career victory with Miami's 16-13 win over Green Bay.

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September 23

1934 — The Lions play their first NFL game, beating The New York Giants 9-0 at University of Detroit Stadium before 12,000 fans.

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September 24

1972 — Joe Namath throws for 496 yards and six touchdowns as the New York Jets defeat Baltimore 44-34. Colts quarterback Johnny Unitas contributes 376 yards as the teams combine for a record 872 passing yards.

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September 25

2005 — Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell "Cadillac" Williams rushes for 158 yards to become the first player in NFL history to start his career with three consecutive 100-yard rushing games. Williams' total of 454 yards in his first three games also is a record (Alan Ameche, 410).

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September 26

1965 — Baltimore running back Lenny Moore failed to score a touchdown vs. Green Bay, ending his record streak of 18 straight games with a touchdown.

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September 27

1953 — Baltimore's Bert Rechichar boots a record 56-yard field goal against Chicago. The record would stand for 17 years until Tom Dempsey nailed a 63-yarder on Nov. 8 1970.

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Why do you call it "This week in NFL history"   when it is by no means "THIS Week.   i.e February 9-16?  

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2 hours ago, The Gipper said:

Why do you call it "This week in NFL history"   when it is by no means "THIS Week.   i.e February 9-16?  

It's from NFL.com/history although I did start it in January in those weeks and am just finishing up the year.  I enjoy NFL history and trivia.

This Date in NFL History. http://www.nfl.com/history/dateinnflhistory
 

Great games. Startling accomplishments by individuals and teams. Milestone events. These are the things that keep football fans coming back for more.

NFL.com looks back at some of the greatest moments in NFL history, recapping the event and putting it into the context of its era.

 

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September 28

1951 — Los Angeles quarterback Norm Van Brocklin throws for a record 554 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Rams to a 54-14 victory over the New York Yanks.

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September 29

2002 — Oakland wide receiver Jerry Rice has 151 yards from scrimmage, bringing his total to 21,281 to pass Walter Payton as the all-time leader. Rice finishes the 2002 season with 22,242 yards from scrimmage.

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September 30

1973 — San Diego quarterback Johnny Unitas becomes the first player to top 40,000 yards passing when he connects with Mike Garrett on a 30-yard completion against Cincinnati.

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October 1

1955 —Baltimore's Alan Ameche becomes the first rookie in league history to top 100 yards rushing in his first two games after totaling 153 yards against Detroit. He had 194 yards in his debut vs. Chicago.

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October 2

1950 —Bob Shaw established an NFL record with five touchdown catches as the Chicago Cardinals defeated the Baltimore Colts 55-13. The record was tied in 1981 by Kellen Winslow and again in 1990 by Jerry Rice.

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October 3

1920 —The Dayton Triangles beat the Columbus Panhandles 14-0 and the Rock Island Independents rout the Muncie Flyers 45-0 in the first ever games between NFL (then American Pro Football Association) clubs.

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October 4

1992 — Miami's Louis Oliver returns an interception a record-tying 103 yards for a touchdown against Buffalo, tying the mark established by Vencie Glenn against Denver on Nov. 29, 1987.

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On ‎1‎/‎29‎/‎2020 at 10:08 AM, The Gipper said:

It wasn’t called the Super Bowl until four or five years after it begin. And no they did not start giving them Roman numerals right away that also for five years. Super Bowl III was not called that for a couple of years later

I had a strong suspicion you were wrong so I looked it up.

Lamar Hunt dubbed the NFL/AFL Championship game the "Super Bowl" in '66 before the first one was even played.  Although not immediately adopted by the NFL, the media ran with it. So did Pete Rozelle.

The Super Bowl became the official name in Super Bowl III...Jets/Colts.

You were only right with regards to assigning Roman numerals, which started with Super Bowl V. I'll give you credit for that.

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When one team would beat another 9 out 10 times. To bad for the Colts that one time happened to be the first time, the Super Bowl.

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5 minutes ago, Gorka said:

I had a strong suspicion you were wrong so I looked it up.

Lamar Hunt dubbed the NFL/AFL Championship game the "Super Bowl" in '66 before the first one was even played.  Although not immediately adopted by the NFL, the media ran with it. So did Pete Rozelle.

The Super Bowl became the official name in Super Bowl III...Jets/Colts.

You were only right with regards to assigning Roman numerals, which started with Super Bowl V. I'll give you credit for that.

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I remember in the 60's that cool black rubber ball that bounced so high called a super ball. From what I have read the super bowl got it's name from that super ball.

https://www.history.com/news/super-bowl-owes-its-name-to-a-bouncy-ball

 

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12 minutes ago, OldBrownsFan said:

I remember in the 60's that cool black rubber ball that bounced so high called a super ball. From what I have read the super bowl got it's name from that super ball.

https://www.history.com/news/super-bowl-owes-its-name-to-a-bouncy-ball

 

I actually remember that and I had one of those super balls.

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6 minutes ago, mjp28 said:

I actually remember that and I had one of those super balls.

I still have both of mine.

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3 hours ago, Gorka said:

I had a strong suspicion you were wrong so I looked it up.

Lamar Hunt dubbed the NFL/AFL Championship game the "Super Bowl" in '66 before the first one was even played.  Although not immediately adopted by the NFL, the media ran with it. So did Pete Rozelle.

The Super Bowl became the official name in Super Bowl III...Jets/Colts.

You were only right with regards to assigning Roman numerals, which started with Super Bowl V. I'll give you credit for that.

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When one team would beat another 9 out 10 times. To bad for the Colts that one time happened to be the first time, the Super Bowl.

Ok it was 3 years instead of the 4That I thought but I was right about the Roman numerals. So basically I was right just a year off on one thing. I was going by memory and you probably haven’t been born nearly that long

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2 hours ago, mjp28 said:

I actually remember that and I had one of those super balls.

I was trying to find one of them around Christmas time but could not do so. Don’t know where you can buy them now?

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October 5

1986 — Eric Dickerson runs for an overtime-record 42-yard touchdown as the Rams defeat the Buccaneers 26-20.

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October 6

1986 — Seattle wide receiver Steve Largent catches a pass in his 128th straight game, breaking the NFL record for most consecutive games with a reception.

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October 7

1984 — Chicago running back Walter Payton passes Jim Brown (12,312 yards) as the all-time rushing leader on a 6-yard run in third quarter of the Bears' 20-7 victory over New Orleans. Payton finishes the game with 154 yards, his record-setting 59th career 100-yard game.

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October 8

1933 — Boston Redskins running back Cliff Battles becomes the first player to top 200 yards in a game, rushing for 215 yards in a 21-20 victory over the New York Giants.

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October 9

1989 — Art Shell, the first black head coach in the modern era, leads the Oakland Raiders to a 14-7 victory over the New York Jets in his first game at the helm.

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October 10

1999 — St. Louis' Isaac Bruce has four touchdown catches in a 42-20 win over San Francisco as the Rams snap a 17-game losing streak to the 49ers.

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October 11

1964 — Sonny Jurgensen out-duels Norm Snead by throwing four touchdown passes against the Eagles in the first meeting of the traded quarterbacks. Washington defeats Philadelphia 35-20.

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I watched the great Jim Brown on the STO Club 46 the other day when he was asked how he compares other players to himself which he does not do. A good one hour show.  Jim Brown also set his record with 12 and 14 game seasons.   12,312 stood for almost 20 years.

 

October 7

1984 — Chicago running back Walter Payton passes Jim Brown (12,312 yards) as the all-time rushing leader on a 6-yard run in third quarter of the Bears' 20-7 victory over New Orleans. Payton finishes the game with 154 yards, his record-setting 59th career 100-yard game.

 

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This week in the NFL October 12 - 18.

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October 12

1992 — Washington wide receiver Art Monk becomes the NFL's all-time leading receiver when he makes his 820th career reception in a 34-3 victory over the Broncos.

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October 13

1985 — Tony Dorsett becomes the sixth player in NFL history to rush for 10,000 yards as the Cowboys defeat Pittsburgh 27-13 win at Texas Stadium.

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October 14

1990 — Houston quarterback Warren Moon passes for 369 yards and five touchdowns as the Oilers beat Cincinnati 48-17, becoming the first person to throw for over 20,000 yards in two different leagues (Moon passed for 21,228 yards in the Canadian Football League).

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October 15

2000 — St. Louis quarterback Kurt Warner completes 24 of 40 passes for 313 yards and three touchdowns, his record-tying sixth straight 300-yard game, in the Rams' 45-29 victory over Atlanta.

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October 16

2005 — San Diego Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 140 yards and a touchdown, his NFL record 18th straight game with a rushing score, surpassing the mark shared by George Rogers and John Riggins (13).

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October 17

1983 — Green Bay beats Washington 48-47 in the highest scoring game in Monday night football history. The Packers and Redskins combine for over 1,000 yards of total offense.

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October 18

1992 — Miami quarterback Dan Marino throws four touchdown passes in the Dolphins' 38-17 win over New England, tying Johnny Unitas's record of 17 games with four-or-more touchdown passes.

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The football year is now complete.  It is a nice recap of NFL football history and trivia.

Nice to see that NFL Films Steve Sabol is being induced into the NFL HOF in 2020.   He passed away at 69 in 2012 at 69 from brain cancer, his father and NFL Films founder Ed Sabol passed away in 2015 at age 98 he was induced into the NFL HOF in 2011.  Our regards to both of them.

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