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Old 12-24-2013, 11:31 AM
Location: Bel Air, California
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can't think of any that immediately come to mind but have had memory issues following the electro-shock therapy, whenever that was...
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:54 AM
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
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Teams often forget what got them to the #1 or #2 seeds in the playoffs. Playing, open, free, taking risks and letting it all hang out there. they get a buy week, get all tense and protective and seem to savor their time off. They start believing (often like highly ranked college teams) that their high seed means something. Then a few weeks later, in rolls the battle tested, "we don't give a F*** were here aren't we" lower seeded underdog, who lets it all hang out there and they win.
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Old 12-24-2013, 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Velvet Jones View Post
I think it was in the late 80s or early 90s. Dallas Vs Atlanta. Both teams were down to their third string QB. It was a battle between Hugh Millen and Babe Laufenberg. No more needs to be said.
Researching the games indicates that game was 12-30-1990 in Atlanta, last week of play (week 17), Dallas losing to Atlanta 26-7. Aikman had a shoulder separation in week 15 and back up QB Steve Walsh had been traded earlier in the season, so 3rd stringer Laufenberg got the call. Box Score is here. Losing that game kept Dallas out of the playoffs that year. Meanwhile, Steve Walsh took the Saints to the playoffs. BTW, Laufenberg has a Super Bowl ring, for being backup QB to Joe Theisman of the Redskins one year, and he does radio broadcasts for the Cowboys to this day.

Hugh Millen floated between a number of NFL teams. He played his final 2 season as backup to John Elway in 1994-95, played in 8 games for Denver, started twice, threw for 1090 yards and 3 TDs with a 63% completion rate. He does football work for Seattle radio and TV.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:19 AM
Location: The 719
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All of the Broncos Superbowls except for the last two. The 1st half of the games against Dallas and the Giants weren't too bad though, but the 2nd half of those were as bad against the massacres against the Ners and Redskins.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:02 AM
Location: Phoenix,AZ
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It was 2002, and my 3-7 Lions traveled to Champaign, Il to play the Bears (Soldier field was being remodeled).

The weather was terrible, and both teams played like the weather right up until the end of regulation.

So here we are, all tied up with the Lions winning the coin toss.

Coach Mornhinweg of the Lions decided to take the wind.

Yes, the Lions kicked the ball to the Bears, the Bears marched right down the field and kicked a game winning, sudden death field goal.
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Old 12-26-2013, 09:04 AM
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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As a Browns fan, as of late there are too many to list.
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Old 12-26-2013, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Icy Tea View Post
Neither team was really the best and both sneaked or lucked into it.

Seattle started that year 2-2 before reeling off 11 straight, dropping the last game of the season in close fashion after they pulled all their starters to finish 13-3 on the season ......... they won the NFC championship game 34-14 and it really wasn't that close

Since there is talk about the Seahawks and Broncos on this thread, we should probably look at their series in 1992 when the 2-14 Seahawks fielded one of the worst offenses in NFL history

One of those wins came in a game that is widely considered one of the worst in MNF history - a 16-13 win over the Broncos

Denver repaid the favor by winning 10-6 in the return game at Mile High

The first game featured about 800 yards in punts to go with about 500 yards of offense - Kelly Stouffer started for Seattle before giving way to Stan Gelbaugh .......... Tommy Maddux was the guy leading Denver .... Seattle had 2 fumbles lost, 2 interceptions as well as 2 fumbles that weren't turned over ..... they were also sacked 6 times .... Denver only turned it over twice, but Maddox went 11-26 for 127 with a TD & 2 Ints ........ Gaston Green carried the running load for Denver going 20 times for 63 yards ... Chris Warren had a rough day for Seattle with 16 carries for 34 yards

Warren did a lot better the 2nd game where those 16 carries produced 97 yards - however the team lost 2 turnovers (compared to 5 for Denver) and Gelbaugh produced 135 passing yards on his 24 attempts ...... Elway was back for this one going 20-29, but throwing 3 interceptions

Just an awful series that year
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Old 12-28-2013, 03:43 PM
Location: Fishers, IN
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Originally Posted by Toxic Toast View Post
Worst game I've ever seen. Any game Curtis Painter started for the Colts. Some painful to watch stuff.
I might be able to top that with a couple I attended personally:

Monday Night Football 1997 - Bills 9, Colts 6. Harbaugh's last season in Indy, a 3-13 disaster. Jim Irsay wrestled control of the team from his stepmother after Robert Irsay's death, hired Bill Polian and drafted Peyton Manning.

2008 - Colts 10, Browns 6 -- In Cleveland. The weather was garbage, and so was the play on the field. No offensive touchdowns for either team. Colts win on a Robert Mathis strip sack that he returned for a TD.
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by DOUBLE H View Post
As I've been a Denver Bronco fan since 1962, I've seen some ugly performances out of them, here's one of them;

Opening game of the 1965 season. Played at Houston, the final score was Oilers 45, Broncos 7. This one is notable as in this game the Broncos could not get a first down the entire game, be it running, passing, or penalty. IIRC at the time it set a pro football record for futility. The touchdown happened on a kickoff return by Goldie Sellers that went for 95 yards.

And then there is the 1963 season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Broncos got shellacked 59-7. The Chiefs scored in a variety of ways, from Len Dawson's 4 td passes (12 for 15 for 278 yards), Curtis McClinton on a 17 yard option pass to Chris Burford, a 24 yard pass option by Abner Haynes to Chris Burford. In the final quarter linebacker Sherill Headrick intercepted a Frank Tripucka pass and took it 39 yards for a touchdown. Finally Denver got on the board with an 80 yard touchdown drive. The Chiefs responded right away with a 99 yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Dave Grayson.

It was the 3rd Bronco game I ever attended. 59-7. Trust me, it was ugly!
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Old 12-28-2013, 04:51 PM
Location: Two Rivers, Wisconsin
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59-7??? Did you stay for the whole game???
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