Football Friday

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Football Friday is an ongoing series that brings you all sorts of cool things related to America’s sport. In each post you can see excellent things like classic NFL game footage, old game programs, football cards, and anything else pigskin-related. I also cover college football and the AFL as well.

Football Friday — The Bills and Raiders resume a long series

Football Friday — The Bills and Raiders resume a long series

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Week 2 of the 2011 NFL season sees the resumption of an old AFL rivalry, when the Oakland Raiders travel east to play the Buffalo Bills. These two charter AFL franchises first met in that old league's inaugural 1960 season, and since then the Raiders have a slim 19-16 margin in regular season matchups. Two of those wins came in the 1968 AFL campaign, and I have the highlights of both games for you. Up first is the week 1 matchup, in which Oakland obliterated Buffalo on their home turf, 48-6. Oakland QB Daryle Lamonica, playing in his second season since being traded by the Bills, amassed 167 passing yards and threw for once TD. 92 of those passing yards (and the touchdown) came courtesy three completions to Warren Wells, while RB Hewritt Dixon ran for 104 yards and a score. T...
Football Friday — Packers vs. Saints, 1975

Football Friday — Packers vs. Saints, 1975

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As the 2011 NFL season -- which opens next Thursday -- inches ever closer, I'm going to take a crack at a new series called Football Friday. Each week from now until the end of the 2011 season I'll post something of interest regarding the NFL. Since the first game of the new season is a matchup between the Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers and the visiting New Orleans Saints. The Saints are coming off a stunning upset loss against the Seattle Seahawks in last year's NFC Wild Card round. Today's video is a time capsule back to Week 4 of the 1975 NFL regular season, and a clash between the Packers and Saints. New Orleans was playing their ninth season in the league, and their first in the newly opened Louisiana Superdome (mmm, Corned Beef Domewich!). The Saints, led by quarterback...