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Topic: 1984 NFL season

  Indianapolis Colts History
In 1969 the NFL and the AFL merged and the Colts, and the other former AFL teams, became the American Football Conference of the NFL.
Their record was 5-11 but they finished the season strong, winning their last two games and averaging 5.0 yards per attempt to lead the NFL.
Edgerrin James ended the season ranked fourth in the NFL with 1,548 yards, an average of 4.6 yards per carry.
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 NFL Preview - Indianapolis (13-4) At Baltimore (13-3) - NFLNews Story - KSAT San Antonio   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In his first season in Baltimore, McNair led the Ravens to a franchise-best 13 victories in the regular season and a first-round bye in the playoffs, winning the hearts of the Baltimore faithful at the same time.
The two-time NFL Most Valuable Player was bailed out by the Indy defense, though, to stay alive in his quest for a Super Bowl title.
He was the sixth-most accurate kicker in the 2006 regular season and has made 29 field goals in the playoffs, the second- most in NFL history behind Gary Anderson.
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 1984 Chicago Bears by BearsHistory.com
On October 7th, excitement was in the air as Walter Payton was poised to become the NFL's all-time leading rusher.
Six-year veteran QB Steve Fuller had been acquired from the Los Angeles Rams prior to the '84 season for insurance in case McMahon was injured.
In response to this injury, the following season the NFL issued all quarterbacks "flak jackets" that covered the lower abdomen.
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 Seahawks/NFL: At midterm, Hawks have issues
Before the season, this appeared to be a daunting task, as the Seahawks' home schedule included the defending NFC champion Carolina Panthers and three other teams that had double-digit victories last year -- St. Louis, Dallas and Miami.
It was the young defense that cornered the concern market during training camp, because the offense, which returned intact after ranking sixth in the league last season, was going to carry this team to the division title and deep into the playoffs.
Dropped passes are shackling this offense, this team, and threatening to banish a season that began with such heightened expectations to "Same ol' Seahawks" status.
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 NFL-Flag Football - FLAG-Tips1
As an NFL Flag coach, your main goal should be to create a fun and safe learning environment for your players.
However, one of the fun parts of NFL Flag is that the skills your players will practice and play with are just like those of their NFL heroes: passing, catching, defending, etc. This connection to the real-life game they see every week is one you should feel free to emphasize.
NFL Flag games were designed specifically to make it easier for every player to have a role in a team's success.
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 Detroit Lions Site: Chuck Priefer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In 1984, Priefer’s kickoff coverage team led the NFL by allowing only 16.0 yards per return and the special teams finished with the top average ranking in the NFC Central division.
In 2002, the returner role was handed off to Eddie Drummond as he finished with the NFL’s fourth-best kickoff return average (28.0 yards per return) and highest of rookies, and he returned one punt for a touchdown (73 yards) during the season.
In 2004, Drummond was the NFL’s leader in punt returns with a 13.2 avg (24 PR for 316 yds) and combined kick returns for touchdowns with four (2 PR, 2 KR), and ranked second in kickoff returns with a 26.6 avg (41 KR for 1,092 yds).
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 NFL Preview - Atlanta (5-2) At Detroit (1-6) - NFLNews Story - KPHO Phoenix
He's thrown at least one TD pass in five straight games and his 63.3 completion percentage is on pace to be the highest in team history.
Tight end Dan Campbell has eight catches for 142 yards and a 17.8-yard average, which is second in the NFL for a tight end with at least five receptions.
Cornerback DeAngelo Hall is tied for first in the NFL with four interceptions and defensive end Patrick Kerney has a team-high five sacks.
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 Tagliabue Heads List Of Hall Finalists - NFLNews Story - WNBC | New York
He is the only player to lead the NFL in total yards from scrimmage for four consecutive seasons and was the league's MVP in 1991.
Dent spent most of his career with the Chicago Bears and was the MVP of the Super Bowl after the 1985 season when he led the NFL with 17 sacks as part of Chicago's dominating defense.
He was the NFL lineman of the year in 1987, was a seven-time Pro Bowl choice and only one of a handful of players to be selected for two All-Decade Teams (1980s and 1990s).
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  AllRefer.com - Dan Marino (Sports, Biography) - Encyclopedia
After starring as an All-American quarterback at the Univ. of Pittsburgh, he joined (1983) the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League and was the NFL Rookie of the Year.
In the 1984–85 season, when he passed for a record 5,084 yards, he was the league's most valuable player.
Marino holds a variety of other career and season passing records, including most career and seasons touchdown passes, but he never quarterbacked a winning Super Bowl team.
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 Cards Hope Win Is Springboard To Success - NFLNews Story - WLKY Louisville   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
In fact, in spite of what various NFL power polls may have said, the Cardinals were the league's worst team as they headed into their Week 11 battle with the Detroit Lions riding an eight-game losing streak.
Green was 101-70 (.591) in his nearly 10 seasons with the Vikings organization, including postseason, leading the team to eight playoff appearances but never getting the team further than the NFC Championship.
In addition to the regular season series, the teams have met twice in the postseason, with Minnesota winning NFC Divisional Playoff matchups against the Cardinals in both 1974 and 1998.
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 Aikman And White Headline List Of Six Elected To Hall Of Fame - NFLNews Story - KNBC | Los Angeles
Injuries and concussions forced Aikman to call it quits after the 2000 season, but he was an accurate passer with six Pro Bowl selections and was the MVP of Super Bowl XXVII after the 1992 season in a 52-17 victory over Buffalo.
He twice led the NFL league in sacks, and his 21 for the Eagles in 1987 is tied for third place on the NFL's all-time single-season list.
He had 12 seasons with 10-plus sacks and was honored as the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 1987 and '98.
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 Barber Ready For Final Run - NFLNews Story - WTOV Steubenville
The former NFL head coach did an excellent job in his new role, as the Giants racked up 355 yards of offense, including 261 on the ground.
Barber and the Giants are in the playoffs for consecutive seasons for the first time since 1989-90.
Manning is also the first Giants quarterback to throw at least 20 touchdown passes in consecutive seasons since Phil Simms did it three years in a row from 1984-86.
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 Jets Keep Hope Alive In Minnesota - NFLNews Story - KOCO Oklahoma City
But with their season on the line and their backs against the wall, the Jets, as they have done all year under first year head coach Eric Mangini, bounced back on the road and defeated the Minnesota Vikings, 26-13, at the Metrodome.
New York, which is 5-2 this season on the road, will finish its season with a stop in Miami on Christmas night and a home tilt with the hapless Oakland Raiders on New Year's Eve.
Coles, who is seven catches away from breaking Al Toon's mark for a single season, is now second in the AFC with 87 catches, and his 1,065 yards are sixth best in the conference.
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 History: All-time rushing record holders - Pro Football Hall of Fame
Smith surpassed the NFL career rushing total of Walter Payton when he ran through the left side of the line for an 11-yard gain in the fourth quarter of the Dallas Cowboys' 17-14 loss to the visiting Seattle Seahawks in Week 8.
He established the NFL record during the second week of the 1958 season in a 33-3 loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco.
Van Buren led the NFL in rushing four times and retired after the 1951 season with 5,860 yards and 69 TDs.
www.profootballhof.com /history/general/rushers/index.jsp   (723 words)

 NFL players struggle with weight game
NFL offensive linemen started to get bigger than their defensive counterparts in 1975, the first year the O-lines outweighed the D-lines.
This season, the average weight for an offensive lineman is 312 — 23 pounds heavier than the average defensive lineman.
Former Dolphins coach Don Shula, who was an NFL defensive back in the '50s, said he and his teammates did little more than play some pickup basketball and run in the off-season.
www.palmbeachpost.com /sports/content/sports/epaper/2006/10/29/a1b_nflweight_1029.html   (1878 words)

 FOX Sports - NFL - Williams' death gets 2007 off to horrible start   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
It was an incredible ride when the Titans went 6-2 in the season's second half — and though they made their run for the playoffs too late, there isn't an NFL Films highlight package I'm looking forward to more than theirs.
Pittsburgh Steelers 23 at Cincinnati Bengals 17: In one of the most confounding and frustrating post-Super Bowl seasons in recent memory, the defending NFL Champs were eliminated from playoff contention in the second of two beatdowns at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens.
Last year, NFL MVP Shaun Alexander carried the ball 370 times in the regular season — a number that put him in the danger zone, according to several articles written by Football Outsiders (starting with this one, in July 2004).
msn.foxsports.com /nfl/story/6322952   (2863 words)

 NFL Preseason Preview - Oakland (4-0) At Seattle (1-2) - NFLNews Story - KETV Omaha   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Oakland fans that have suffered the team's combined regular season record of 13-35 over the past three seasons are undoubtedly encouraged by the preseason showing, as the Silver and Black enter the final week of August as one of just five teams to post a perfect record during the warm-up phase.
Projected starter Jerramy Stevens (knee) will miss the beginning of the season, and his would-be backup, Itula Mili, is a major question mark after sustaining a knee injury of his own in last Saturday's preseason loss to the Chargers.
The Silver and Black lead the regular season series over their former AFC West rival, 27-22, and were 31-17 home winners when the two last matched up, in 2002.
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 Goodell Named New Commissioner Of NFL - NFLNews Story - WLWT Cincinnati
Each of the five individuals went before NFL club owners at a meeting in early August at the Renaissance Hotel in Chicago, where each candidate made a presentation to the 32 clubs, which then split into subdivisions to conduct interviews.
Goodell began his NFL career in 1982 working as an administrative intern in the league office.
He was an intern with the New York Jets in 1983 and returned to the NFL office in 1984 as an assistant in the public relations department.
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 Jerry Rice Biography-ALLAuthentic.com Sports Memorabilia & Collectibles
Rice was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 1985 NFL draft (16th overall).
The next season, he set the NFL record for touchdown receptions with 22, a feat made even more astonishing because the season was shortened due to a players' strike.
After a season that saw the Seahawks become the first team to lose a playoff game to an 8-8 team, and Rice was without a catch in the game, the Seahawks released Rice at his own request.
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 Barry Sanders profile, statistics and more
Became only the third player in NFL history to rush for more than 2,000 yards in a season, running for 2,053 yards on 335 attempts.
That total is the second-best single season for a rusher in NFL history, trailing Eric Dickerson's 2,105 yards in 1984, but beating out O.J. Simpson's 2,003 yards in 1973.
Sanders also added to his continuing NFL record of nine consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and won the NFL rushing for the second straight year and fourth time in his career.
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 Exclusives articles about the Washington Redskins by theHogs.net
While teaming with future NFL stars such as quarterback Jim Kelly and wide receivers Clarence Verdin, Richard Johnson, and Gerald McNeil, he flourished in the powerful Gamblers offense, finishing second on the team with 101 receptions for 1,378 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Prior to the 1984 NFL season, a USFL Supplemental Draft was held.
That same season, he tied the Redskins single-season record with 12 touchdown receptions and was named Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
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 NFL Preview - Tennessee (0-4) At Indianapolis (4-0) - NFLNews Story - WSMV Nashville
The Colts have been just plain bad at stopping the run this season and that was evident against the Jets, who had one of the worst rushing offenses in the league coming into last week's game.
The Titans have the 30th-ranked overall defense in the NFL this season, but they have done a decent job at stopping the pass.
Indy is ranked 20th in the NFL in rushing offense with an average of 100.8 yards on the ground per contest.
www.wsmv.com /nfl/10016781/detail.html   (1623 words)

 Buccaneers - News
Though his NFL career began more than two decades ago, Farrell is the last guard drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round.
After a final Buc season in which he played in 16 games and started 15, Farrell was traded to the New England Patriots for a second-round pick in the 1987 draft.
After a 1983 season in which he started 10 games at left guard and one at left tackle, Yarno left for the USFL, missing the 1984 NFL season.
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 The Bucs Stop Themselves - NFLNews Story - KCCI Des Moines
The team won all three of their games during the month and the great start served as a springboard to an eventual 11-win campaign and a berth in the NFC playoffs.
After being dealt a 27-0 manhandling at home by the Baltimore Ravens to start the season, the Bucs were whipped on both sides of the ball during Sunday's 14-3 defeat to rival Atlanta, a game which was even more one-sided than the final score indicated.
After being held without a catch in the season opener, wide receiver Joey Galloway hauled in nine Simms passes for 161 yards against Atlanta.
www.kcci.com /nfl/9887590/detail.html   (1064 words)

 Flutie To Call It A Career - NFLNews Story - WFTV Orlando   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-10)
Flutie, 43, spent the 2005 season with the Patriots and played in just five games, but the native of nearby Natick, Massachusetts will long be remembered in New England for more than just a solid pro career.
After two more seasons in Buffalo, leading the team to the playoffs in 1999 before sharing time with Rob Johnson, Flutie signed with San Diego in 2001 and started all 16 games.
He was relegated to backup duty in 2002 with the emergence of Drew Brees and also spent most of the next two seasons in that role.
www.wftv.com /nfl/9217602/detail.html   (963 words)

 1984 NFL season at AllExperts
The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League.
The season ended with Super Bowl XIX when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins.
This was the first Super Bowl televised by ABC, who entered into the annual championship game rotation with CBS and NBC.
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 Inside The NFL: Wild Card Weekend - NFLNews Story - KCRA Sacramento
The Titans were 5-3 on the road this season, while the Ravens won seven of eight games at home.
Davis seemed nicked up at the end of the season, as his 300-plus carries seem to be taking a toll physically.
It's extremely difficult for an NFL team to beat an opponent twice on the road in less than a month.
www.kcra.com /nfl/2733271/detail.html   (1436 words)

 HBO: Inside the NFL
Throughout his 17 seasons in the NFL he was always striving to win.
The Pennsylvania native played college football at the University of Pittsburgh and was a first-round draft pick of the Miami Dolphins in 1983, the last of six quarterbacks taken in the first round.
Marino became an instant NFL sensation, going on to a 17-year career that set the standard for quarterback excellence with his never-quit style of play.
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