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Old 12-28-2013, 09:35 PM
 
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59-7??? Did you stay for the whole game???
Heh, yep! I was only 13 at the time, Dad was driving. I didn't say a whole lot after the game IIRC. Dad said even less!
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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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.
Just to add more notes to this;
Hugh Millen has a Super Bowl Ring as well. He was signed to the Cowboys in the 1993 off season as a backup. He was cut midway through the season after the Cowboys signed Bernie Kosar but Millen still got a Super Bowl ring because the Cowboys went on to win the Super Bowl!
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Old 12-30-2013, 04:50 AM
 
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As a Cowboys fan, I can honestly say that my 'worst NFL games ever' rankings change yearly!

Its funny, because I am with DH on this. I can't remember any really bad games when my Cowboys were not involved. If i was watching a bad game and the Cowboys were not involved, i simply turned the channel, went to bed or did something else so my 'worst NFL Games ever' has to involve the Cowboys or I simply didn't hang around to watch!
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:28 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Nothing beats the Steelers/Dolphins Mud Bowl of 2007, IMHO. A whopping 3-0 final score.


Stick 'em punt - Dolphins @ Steelers MNF - YouTube
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: In The Thin Air
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Another game a vividly remember was the Freezer Bowl where my Bolts had no chance in sub zero temps.


The Freezer Bowl - Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers - January 10, 1982 - YouTube
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Old 12-31-2013, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Murrieta, CA
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Another game a vividly remember was the Freezer Bowl where my Bolts had no chance in sub zero temps.


The Freezer Bowl - Cincinnati Bengals beat San Diego Chargers - January 10, 1982 - YouTube
I was going to say this one but you beat me to it! Worst gave ever!

The best game ever was the prior week in Miami, Chargers won. It was humid and 88 degrees and then they had to play The Freezer Bowl the following week.

Ever since the win on Sunday all I can think about is the Freezer Bowl. My husband and I had just gotten married and were so excited about the AFC title game. We were going to the Super Bowl! Then the temps were MINUS 38! We lost! My husband an I never got over that bitter loss.

I think football has kept us together for 32 years!
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Old 01-01-2014, 10:19 AM
 
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The dubious distinctions continue regarding the doormat of the American Football League.

A 24-10 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in the 1968 season opener and a 24-7 loss to the Miami Dolphins in week 6 of the 1966 season might not be classified as the worst losses ever except for one small stat. Denver had the dubious distinction of being the victim of the first wins by both of these AFL expansion franchises. Ugh!
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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One of the worst Eagles games I can remember was a 20-17 overtime win against the Seattle Seahawks in 1992. That game at the Kingdome wasn't decided until the Eagles kicked a field goal at the end of overtime to avoid a tie. A few facts about the game:

*The Eagles finished that season 11-5, while the Seahawks went 2-14
*The Eagles outgained the Seahawks 466-87 (yet didn't win until the end of overtime)
*The previous point occurred because the Eagles committed 17 penalties accounting for 191 yards
*Despite all the yardage gained by the Eagles, they punted 10 times. The Seahawks punted 11 times.

Boxscore -12/13/92
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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Hey DOUBLEH, if you are going to mention lopsided Broncos losses, you might want to mention this one.
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Old 01-02-2014, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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I was going to say this one but you beat me to it! Worst gave ever!

The best game ever was the prior week in Miami, Chargers won. It was humid and 88 degrees and then they had to play The Freezer Bowl the following week.

Ever since the win on Sunday all I can think about is the Freezer Bowl. My husband and I had just gotten married and were so excited about the AFC title game. We were going to the Super Bowl! Then the temps were MINUS 38! We lost! My husband an I never got over that bitter loss.

I think football has kept us together for 32 years!
It should be noted the Bengals beat the Chargers 40-17 in San Diego that year in the regular season, so it definitely wasn't a given the Chargers would have won the AFC Championship Game that year regardless of the conditions.

Interestingly, the Freezer Bowl occurred on the same day as "The Catch". (The 1981 season was the first year I followed the NFL.)
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