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Title:
The NFL, year one : the 1970 season and the dawn of modern football
Author:
Schultz, Brad, 1961-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, [2013]
Physical Description:
xii, 283 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- War -- Peace -- Week One: Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikings -- Week One: New York Jets at Cleveland Browns -- Week Two: Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncos -- Week Three: San Diego Chargers at Los Angeles Rams -- Week Four: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Browns -- Week Five: Baltimore Colts at New York Jets -- Week Six: Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefs -- Week Seven: New York Giants at New York Jets -- Week Eight: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints -- Week Eight: Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raiders -- Week Thirteen: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears -- Week Fourteen: St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Redskins -- Week Fourteen: Houston Oilers at Dallas Cowboys -- Playoffs -- Super Bowl V -- Aftermath -- 1970 NFL Final Standings -- Statistical Leaders -- 1970 Pro Bowl -- 1970 Major Award Winners -- Men of 1970: Where Are They Now? -- Notes -- Index -- About the Author.
ISBN:
9781612345024
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

For many football fans, the National Football League season of 1970 was a landmark year in the history of the game. The NFL and the American Football League finally began playing as a merged league--one that featured such legendary figures as George Blanda, Tom Dempsey, Vince Lombardi, George Allen, Sid Gillman, Lamar Hunt, and Al Davis. The NFL, Year One focuses on several key games throughout this thrilling initial season. One saw the Raiders and Browns play in Cleveland. This contest serves as the backdrop for the story of forty-three-year-old Oakland kicker Blanda, who went on that season to win or tie four consecutive games in the last seconds, becoming a hero to middle-aged American men. Among other notable games that Brad Schultz examines are the Browns-Jets game that marked the debut of Monday Night Football with commentators Keith Jackson, Howard Cosell, and "Dandy" Don Meredith; the Chiefs-Vikings game that served as a rematch for the Super Bowl IV competitors; and the Colts-Jets game that ultimately set the scene for the 1970 players' strike. Schultz also demonstrates how the season continues to influence the NFL today. Meticulously researched and thoroughly entertaining, The NFL, Year One is a riveting account of one of the most important and compelling seasons in NFL history. Any fan will surely enjoy Schultz's revisiting of the game's amazing 1970 season.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. ix
1 The Warp. 1
2 The Peacep. 13
3 Week One: Kansas City Chiefs at Minnesota Vikingsp. 33
4 Week One: New York Jets at Cleveland Brownsp. 43
5 Week Two: Pittsburgh Steelers at Denver Broncosp. 57
6 Week Three: San Diego Chargers at Los Angeles Ramsp. 65
7 Week Four: Cincinnati Bengals at Cleveland Brownsp. 75
8 Week Five: Baltimore Colts at New York Jetsp. 85
9 Week Six: Dallas Cowboys at Kansas City Chiefsp. 95
10 Week Seven: New York Giants at New York Jetsp. 107
11 Week Eight: Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saintsp. 117
12 Week Eight: Cleveland Browns at Oakland Raidersp. 125
13 Week Thirteen: Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bearsp. 133
14 Week Fourteen: St. Louis Cardinals at Washington Redskinsp. 143
15 Week Fourteen: Houston Oilers at Dallas Cowboysp. 153
16 The Playoffsp. 163
17 Super Bowl Vp. 177
18 The Aftermathp. 193
Appendix I 1970 NFL Final Standingsp. 215
Appendix II Statistical Leadersp. 217
Appendix III 1970 Pro Bowlp. 221
Appendix IV 1970 Major Award Winnersp. 223
Appendix V The Men of 1970: Where Are They Now?p. 225
Notesp. 243
Indexp. 273
About the Authorp. 283