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The 1973 YEAR IN FOOTBALL

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Dallas Cowboys (10-4)

Head Coach: Tom Landry

Passing Leader: Roger Staubach (2428)

Rushing Leader: Calvin Hill (1142)

Receiving Leader: Calvin Hill (32-290)

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Miami Dolphins (12-2)

Head Coach: Don Shula

Passing Leader: Bob Griese (1422)

Rushing Leader: Larry Csonka (1003)

Receiving Leader: Marlin Briscoe (30-447)

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Washington Redskins (10-4)

Head Coach: George Allen

Passing Leader: Billy Kilmer (1656)

Rushing Leader: Larry Brown (860)

Receiving Leader: Charley Taylor (59-801)

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Buffalo Bills (9-5)

Head Coach: Lou Saban

Passing Leader: Joe Ferguson (939)

Rushing Leader: O.J. Simpson (2003)

Receiving Leader: Bob Chandler (30-427)

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Philadelphia Eagles (5-8-1)

Head Coach: Mike McCormack

Passing Leader: Roman Gabriel (3219)

Rushing Leader: Tom Sullivan (968)

Receiving Leader: Harold Carmichael (67-1116)

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New England Patriots (5-9)

Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks

Passing Leader: Jim Plunkett (2550)

Rushing Leader: Sam Cunningham (516)

Receiving Leader: Reggie Rucker (53-743)

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St. Louis Cardinals (4-9-1)

Head Coach: Don Coryell

Passing Leader: Jim Hart (2223)

Rushing Leader: Donny Anderson (679)

Receiving Leader: Jackie Smith (41-600)/Donny Anderson (41-409)

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New York Jets (4-10)

Head Coach: Weeb Ewbank

Passing Leader: Al Woodall (1228)

Rushing Leader: Emerson Boozer (831)

Receiving Leader: Jerome Barkum (44-810)

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New York Giants (2-11-1)

Head Coach: Alex Webster

Passing Leader: Norm Snead (1483)

Rushing Leader: Ron Johnson (902)

Receiving Leader: Bob Tucker (50-681)

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Baltimore Colts (4-10)

Head Coach: Howard Schnellenberger

Passing Leader: Marty Domres (1153)

Rushing Leader: Lydell Mitchell (963)

Rec. Leader: G. Doughty (25-587)/T. Mitchell (25-313)/D. McCauley (25-313)

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Minnesota Vikings (12-2)

Head Coach: Bud Grant

Passing Leader: Fran Tarkenton (2113)

Rushing Leader: Chuck Foreman (801)

Receiving Leader: John Gilliam (42-907)

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Detroit Lions (6-7-1)

Head Coach: Don McCafferty

Passing Leader: Bill Munson (1129)

Rushing Leader: Altie Taylor (719)

Receiving Leader: Charlie Sanders (28-433)

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Green Bay Packers (5-7-2)

Head Coach: Dan Devine

Passing Leader: Jerry Tagge (720)

Rushing Leader: John Brockington (1144)

Receiving Leader: MacArthur Lane (27-255)

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Chicago Bears (3-11)

Head Coach: Abe Gibron

Passing Leader: Bobby Douglass (1057)

Rushing Leader: Carl Garrett (655)

Receiving Leader: Earl Thomas (24-343)

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Los Angeles Rams (12-2)

Head Coach: Chuck Knox

Passing Leader: John Hadl (2008)

Rushing Leader: Lawrence McCutcheon (1097)

Receiving Leader: Harold Jackson (40-874)

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Atlanta Falcons (9-5)

Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin

Passing Leader: Bob Lee (1786)

Rushing Leader: Dave Hampton (997)

Receiving Leader: Jim Mitchell (32-420)

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New Orleans Saints (5-9)

Head Coach: John North

Passing Leader: Archie Manning (1642)

Rushing Leader: Jess Phillips (663)

Receiving Leader: John Beasley (31-280)

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San Francisco 49ers (5-9)

Head Coach: Dick Nolan

Passing Leader: John Brodie (1126)

Rushing Leader: Vic Washington (534)

Receiving Leader: Ted Kwalick (47-729)

NOTE : New York Giants games were played in New Haven, Connecticut

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 16

Buffalo 31, NEW ENGLAND 13           Atlanta 62, NEW ORLEANS 7

Dallas 20, CHICAGO 17                CLEVELAND 24, Baltimore 14

MINNESOTA 24, Oakland 16             DENVER 28, Cincinnati 10

Los Angeles 23, KANSAS CITY 13       NY GIANTS 34, Houston 14

MIAMI 21, San Francisco 13           WASHINGTON 38, San Diego 0

St. Louis 34, PHILADELPHIA 23        PITTSBURGH 24, Detroit 10

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17

Green Bay 23, NY Jets 7 at Milwaukee

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           1  0 0 1.000  21  13 Dallas           1  0 0 1.000  20  17

Buffalo         1  0 0 1.000  31  13 St. Louis        1  0 0 1.000  34  23

Baltimore       0  1 0  .000  14  24 Washington       1  0 0 1.000  38   0

New England     0  1 0  .000  13  31 NY Giants        1  0 0 1.000  34  14

NY Jets         0  1 0  .000   7  23 Philadelphia     0  1 0  .000  23  34

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      1  0 0 1.000  24  10 GREEN BAY        1  0 0 1.000  23   7

Cleveland       1  0 0 1.000  24  14 Minnesota        1  0 0 1.000  24  16

Cincinnati      0  1 0  .000  10  28 Detroit          0  1 0  .000  10  24

Houston         0  1 0  .000  14  34 Chicago          0  1 0  .000  17  20

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                  NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Denver          1  0 0 1.000  28  10 Atlanta          1  0 0 1.000  62   7

Oakland         0  1 0  .000  16  24 Los Angeles      1  0 0 1.000  23  13

Kansas City     0  1 0  .000  13  23 San Francisco    0  1 0  .000  13  21

San Diego       0  1 0  .000   0  38 New Orleans      0  1 0  .000   7  62

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 23

SAN DIEGO 34, Buffalo 7              LOS ANGELES 31, Atlanta 0

NY Jets 34, BALTIMORE 10             GREEN BAY 13, Detroit 13 (T)

NY GIANTS 23, Philadelphia 23 (T)    Kansas City 10, NEW ENGLAND 7

San Francisco 36, DENVER 34          PITTSBURGH 33, Cleveland 6

ST. LOUIS 34, Washington 27          CINCINNATI 24, Houston 10

OAKLAND 12, Miami 7                  Minnesota 22, CHICAGO 13

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24

DALLAS 40, New Orleans 3

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           1  1 0  .500  28  25 Dallas           2  0 0 1.000  60  20

Buffalo         1  1 0  .500  38  47 St. Louis        2  0 0 1.000  68  50

NY Jets         1  1 0  .500  41  33 NY Giants        1  0 1  .750  57  37

New England     0  2 0  .000  20  41 Washington       1  1 0  .500  65  34

Baltimore       0  2 0  .000  24  58 Philadelphia     0  1 1  .250  46  57

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      2  0 0 1.000  57  16 Minnesota        2  0 0 1.000  46  29

Cleveland       1  1 0  .500  30  47 Detroit          1  0 1  .750  23  37

Cincinnati      1  1 0  .500  34  38 GREEN BAY        1  0 1  .750  36  20

Houston         0  2 0  .000  24  58 Chicago          0  2 0  .000  30  42

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         1  1 0  .500  28  31 Los Angeles      2  0 0 1.000  54  13

Denver          1  1 0  .500  62  46 Atlanta          1  1 0  .500  62  38

Kansas City     1  1 0  .500  23  30 San Francisco    1  1 0  .500  49  55

San Diego       1  1 0  .500  34  45 New Orleans      0  2 0  .000  10 102

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 30

Cincinnati 20, SAN DIEGO 13          Chicago 33, DENVER 14

BUFFALO 9, NY Jets 7                 MINNESOTA 11, Green Bay 3

MIAMI 44, New England 23             BALTIMORE 14, New Orleans 10

Pittsburgh 36, HOUSTON 7             CLEVELAND 12, NY Giants 10

Los Angeles 40, SAN FRANCISCO 20     KANSAS CITY 16, Oakland 3

Washington 28, PHILADELPHIA 7        DALLAS 45, St. Louis 10

MONDAY OCTOBER 1

DETROIT 31, Atlanta 6

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           2  1 0  .667  72  48 Dallas           3  0 0 1.000 105  30

Buffalo         2  1 0  .667  47  54 St. Louis        2  1 0  .667  78  95

NY Jets         1  2 0  .333  48  42 Washington       2  1 0  .667  93  41

Baltimore       1  2 0  .333  38  68 NY Giants        1  1 1  .500  67  49

New England     0  3 0  .000  43  85 Philadelphia     0  2 1  .167  53  85

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      3  0 0 1.000  93  23 Minnesota        3  0 0 1.000  57  32

Cleveland       2  1 0  .667  42  57 Detroit          2  0 1  .833  54  43

Cincinnati      2  1 0  .667  54  51 GREEN BAY        1  1 1  .500  39  31

Houston         0  3 0  .000  31  94 Chicago          1  2 0  .333  63  66

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     2  1 0  .667  39  33 Los Angeles      3  0 0 1.000  94  33

Oakland         1  2 0  .333  31  47 Atlanta          1  2 0  .333  68  69

Denver          1  2 0  .333  76  79 San Francisco    1  2 0  .333  69  95

San Diego       1  2 0  .333  47  65 New Orleans      0  3 0  .000  20 116

SUNDAY OCTOBER 7

Green Bay 16, NY Giants 14           Minnesota 23, DETROIT 9

BUFFALO 27, Philadelphia 26          NEW ENGLAND 24, Baltimore 16

NEW ORLEANS 21, Chicago 16           MIAMI 31, NY Jets 3

Cleveland 17, CINCINNATI 10          Oakland 17, ST. LOUIS 10

Los Angeles 31, HOUSTON 26           KANSAS CITY 16, Denver 14

San Francisco 13, ATLANTA 9          PITTSBURGH 38, San Diego 21

MONDAY OCTOBER 8

WASHINGTON 14, Dallas 7

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           3  1 0  .750 103  51 Dallas           3  1 0  .750 112  44

Buffalo         3  1 0  .750  74  80 Washington       3  1 0  .750 107  48

NY Jets         1  3 0  .250  51  73 St. Louis        2  2 0  .500  99 133

Baltimore       1  3 0  .250  54  92 NY Giants        1  2 1  .375  81  65

New England     1  3 0  .250  67 101 Philadelphia     0  3 1  .125  79 112

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      4  0 0 1.000 131  44 Minnesota        4  0 0 1.000  80  41

Cleveland       3  1 0  .750  59  67 Detroit          2  1 1  .625  63  66

Cincinnati      2  2 0  .500  64  68 GREEN BAY        2  1 1  .625  55  45

Houston         0  4 0  .000  57 125 Chicago          1  3 0  .250  79  87

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     3  1 0  .750  55  47 Los Angeles      4  0 0 1.000 125  59

Oakland         2  2 0  .500  48  57 San Francisco    2  2 0  .500  92 104

Denver          1  3 0  .250  90  95 Atlanta          1  3 0  .250  77  82

San Diego       1  3 0  .250  68 103 New Orleans      1  3 0  .250  41 132

SUNDAY OCTOBER 14

Green Bay 10, Kan. City 10 (T) @ Mil Denver 48, HOUSTON 20

BUFFALO 31, Baltimore 13             NEW ORLEANS 20, Detroit 13

ATLANTA 46, Chicago 6                LOS ANGELES 37, Dallas 31

NY Jets 9, NEW ENGLAND 7             Minnesota 17, SAN FRANCISCO 13

CINCINNATI 19, Pittsburgh 7          Philadelphia 27, ST. LOUIS 24

Washington 21, NY GIANTS 3           OAKLAND 27, San Diego 17

MONDAY OCTOBER 15

Miami 17, CLEVELAND 9

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           4  1 0  .800 120  60 Washington       4  1 0  .800 128  51

Buffalo         4  1 0  .800 105  93 Dallas           3  2 0  .600 143  81

NY Jets         2  3 0  .400  60  80 St. Louis        2  3 0  .400 123 160

Baltimore       1  4 0  .200  67 123 NY Giants        1  3 1  .300  84  86

New England     1  4 0  .200  74 110 Philadelphia     1  3 1  .300 106 136

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      4  1 0  .800 138  63 Minnesota        5  0 0 1.000  97  54

Cleveland       3  2 0  .600  68  84 GREEN BAY        2  1 2  .600  65  55

Cincinnati      3  2 0  .600  83  75 Detroit          2  2 1  .500  76  86

Houston         0  5 0  .000  77 173 Chicago          1  4 0  .200  85 133

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     3  1 1  .700  65  57 Los Angeles      5  0 0 1.000 162  90

Oakland         3  2 0  .600  75  74 San Francisco    2  3 0  .400 105 121

Denver          2  3 0  .400 138 115 Atlanta          2  3 0  .400 123  88

San Diego       1  4 0  .200  85 130 New Orleans      2  3 0  .400  61 145

SUNDAY OCTOBER 21

Atlanta 41, SAN DIEGO 0              CINCINNATI 14, Kansas City 6

New England 13, CHICAGO 10           CLEVELAND 42, Houston 13

SAN FRANCISCO 40, New Orleans 0      LOS ANGELES 24, Green Bay 7

DALLAS 45, NY Giants 28              MIAMI 27, Buffalo 6

PITTSBURGH 26, NY Jets 14            Baltimore 29, DETROIT 27

WASHINGTON 31, St. Louis 13          MINNESOTA 28, Philadelphia 21

MONDAY OCTOBER 22

DENVER 23, Oakland 23 (T)

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           5  1 0  .833 147  66 Washington       5  1 0  .833 159  64

Buffalo         4  2 0  .667 111 120 Dallas           4  2 0  .667 188 109

NY Jets         2  4 0  .333  74 106 St. Louis        2  4 0  .333 136 191

Baltimore       2  4 0  .333  96 150 NY Giants        1  4 1  .250 112 131

New England     2  4 0  .333  87 120 Philadelphia     1  4 1  .250 127 164

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      5  1 0  .833 164  77 Minnesota        6  0 0 1.000 125  75

Cleveland       4  2 0  .667 110  97 GREEN BAY        2  2 2  .500  72  79

Cincinnati      4  2 0  .667  97  81 Detroit          2  3 1  .417 103 115

Houston         0  6 0  .000  90 215 Chicago          1  5 0  .167  95 146

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     3  2 1  .583  71  71 Los Angeles      6  0 0 1.000 186  97

Oakland         3  2 1  .583  98  97 San Francisco    3  3 0  .500 145 121

Denver          2  3 1  .417 161 138 Atlanta          3  3 0  .500 164  88

San Diego       1  5 0  .167  85 171 New Orleans      2  4 0  .333  61 185

SUNDAY OCTOBER 28

PITTSBURGH 20, Cincinnati 13         Atlanta 17, SAN FRANCISCO 3

Miami 30, NEW ENGLAND 14             CHICAGO 35, Houston 14

ST. LOUIS 35, NY Giants 27           PHILADELPHIA 30, Dallas 16

Oakland 34, BALTIMORE 21             Denver 40, NY JETS 28

NEW ORLEANS 19, Washington 3         CLEVELAND 16, San Diego 16 (T)

MINNESOTA 10, Los Angeles 9          DETROIT 34, Green Bay 0

MONDAY OCTOBER 29

BUFFALO 23, Kansas City 14

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           6  1 0  .857 177  80 Washington       5  2 0  .714 162  83

Buffalo         5  2 0  .714 134 134 Dallas           4  3 0  .571 204 139

NY Jets         2  5 0  .286 102 146 St. Louis        3  4 0  .429 171 218

Baltimore       2  5 0  .286 117 184 Philadelphia     2  4 1  .357 167 180

New England     2  5 0  .286 101 150 NY Giants        1  5 1  .214 139 166

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      6  1 0  .857 184  90 Minnesota        7  0 0 1.000 135  84

Cleveland       4  2 1  .643 126 113 Detroit          3  3 1  .500 137 115

Cincinnati      4  3 0  .571 110 101 GREEN BAY        2  3 2  .429  72 113

Houston         0  7 0  .000 104 250 Chicago          2  5 0  .286 130 160

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         4  2 1  .643 132 118 Los Angeles      6  1 0  .857 195 107

Kansas City     3  3 1  .500  85  94 Atlanta          4  3 0  .571 181  91

Denver          3  3 1  .500 201 166 San Francisco    3  4 0  .429 148 138

San Diego       1  5 1  .214 101 187 New Orleans      3  4 0  .429  80 188

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4

DALLAS 38, Cincinnati 10             Chicago 31, GREEN BAY 17

ST. LOUIS 17, Denver 17 (T)          MINNESOTA 26, Cleveland 3

NEW ORLEANS 13, Buffalo 0            Houston 31, BALTIMORE 27

OAKLAND 42, NY Giants 0              Kansas City 19, SAN DIEGO 0

ATLANTA 15, Los Angeles 13           Miami 24, NY JETS 14

DETROIT 30, San Francisco 20         PHILADELPHIA 24, New England 23

MONDAY NOVEMBER 5

PITTSBURGH 21, Washington 16

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           7  1 0  .875 201  94 Dallas           5  3 0  .625 242 149

Buffalo         5  3 0  .625 134 147 Washington       5  3 0  .625 178 104

NY Jets         2  6 0  .250 116 170 St. Louis        3  4 1  .438 188 235

Baltimore       2  6 0  .250 144 215 Philadelphia     3  4 1  .438 191 203

New England     2  6 0  .250 124 174 NY Giants        1  6 1  .188 139 208

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      7  1 0  .875 205 106 Minnesota        8  0 0 1.000 161  87

Cleveland       4  3 1  .563 129 139 Detroit          4  3 1  .563 197 135

Cincinnati      4  4 0  .500 120 139 Chicago          3  5 0  .375 161 177

Houston         1  7 0  .125 135 277 GREEN BAY        2  4 2  .375  89 144

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         5  2 1  .688 174 118 Los Angeles      6  2 0  .750 208 122

Kansas City     4  3 1  .563 104  94 Atlanta          5  3 0  .625 196 104

Denver          3  3 2  .500 218 183 New Orleans      4  4 0  .500  93 188

San Diego       1  6 1  .188 101 206 San Francisco    3  5 0  .375 168 168

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 11

Atlanta 44, PHILADELPHIA 27          MINNESOTA 28, Detroit 7

NY JETS 33, New England 13           MIAMI 44, Baltimore 0

WASHINGTON 33, San Francisco 9       Cincinnati 16, BUFFALO 13

LOS ANGELES 29, New Orleans 7        Cleveland 23, HOUSTON 13

DENVER 30, San Diego 19              Dallas 23, NY Giants 10

GREEN BAY 25, St. Louis 21           Pittsburgh 17, OAKLAND 9

MONDAY NOVEMBER 12

KANSAS CITY 19, Chicago 7

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           8  1 0  .889 245  94 Dallas           6  3 0  .667 265 159

Buffalo         5  4 0  .556 147 163 Washington       6  3 0  .667 211 113

NY Jets         3  6 0  .333 149 183 St. Louis        3  5 1  .389 209 260

Baltimore       2  7 0  .222 144 259 Philadelphia     3  5 1  .389 218 247

New England     2  7 0  .222 137 207 NY Giants        1  7 1  .167 149 231

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      8  1 0  .889 222 115 Minnesota        9  0 0 1.000 189  94

Cleveland       5  3 1  .611 152 152 Detroit          4  4 1  .500 204 163

Cincinnati      5  4 0  .556 136 152 GREEN BAY        3  4 2  .444 114 165

Houston         1  8 0  .111 148 300 Chicago          3  6 0  .333 168 196

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         5  3 1  .611 183 135 Los Angeles      7  2 0  .778 237 129

Kansas City     5  3 1  .611 123 101 Atlanta          6  3 0  .667 240 131

Denver          4  3 2  .556 248 202 New Orleans      4  5 0  .444 100 217

San Diego       1  7 1  .167 120 236 San Francisco    3  6 0  .333 177 201

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 18

WASHINGTON 22, Baltimore 14          NEW ENGLAND 33, Green Bay 24

Los Angeles 31, SAN FRANCISCO 13     KANSAS CITY 38, Houston 14

Miami 17, BUFFALO 0                  Detroit 30, CHICAGO 7

SAN DIEGO 17, New Orleans 14         Denver 23, PITTSBURGH 13

CINCINNATI 20, NY Jets 14            Cleveland 7, OAKLAND 3

DALLAS 31, Philadelphia 10           NY Giants 24, St. Louis 13

MONDAY NOVEMBER 19

ATLANTA 20, Minnesota 14

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami         9  1 0  .900 262  94 Dallas           7  3 0  .700 296 169

Buffalo         5  5 0  .500 147 180 Washington       7  3 0  .700 233 127

NY Jets         3  7 0  .300 163 203 St. Louis        3  6 1  .350 222 284

New England     3  7 0  .300 170 231 Philadelphia     3  6 1  .350 228 278

Baltimore       2  8 0  .200 158 281 NY Giants        2  7 1  .250 173 244

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      8  2 0  .800 235 138 Minnesota        9  1 0  .900 203 114

Cleveland       6  3 1  .650 159 155 Detroit          5  4 1  .550 234 170

Cincinnati      6  4 0  .600 156 166 GREEN BAY        3  5 2  .400 138 198

Houston         1  9 0  .100 162 338 Chicago          3  7 0  .300 175 226

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     6  3 1  .650 161 115 Los Angeles      8  2 0  .800 268 142

Denver          5  3 2  .600 271 215 Atlanta          7  3 0  .700 260 145

Oakland         5  4 1  .550 186 142 New Orleans      4  6 0  .400 114 234

San Diego       2  7 1  .250 137 250 San Francisco    3  7 0  .300 190 232

X-Clinched Division Title

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 22

Washington 20, DETROIT 0            Miami 14, DALLAS 7

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 25

Oakland 31, SAN DIEGO 3             MINNESOTA 31, Chicago 13

New England 32, HOUSTON 0           Atlanta 28, NY JETS 20

PHILADELPHIA 20, NY Giants 16       Buffalo 24, BALTIMORE 17

CLEVELAND 21, Pittsburgh 16         DENVER 14, Kansas City 10

CINCINNATI 42, St. Louis 24         Los Angeles 24, NEW ORLEANS 13

MONDAY NOVEMBER 26

SAN FRANCISCO 20, Green Bay 6

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami        10  1 0  .909 276 101 Washington       8  3 0  .727 253 127

Buffalo         6  5 0  .545 171 197 Dallas           7  4 0  .636 303 183

New England     4  7 0  .364 202 231 Philadelphia     4  6 1  .409 248 294

NY Jets         3  8 0  .273 183 231 St. Louis        3  7 1  .318 246 326

Baltimore       2  9 0  .182 175 305 NY Giants        2  8 1  .227 189 264

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      8  3 0  .727 251 159 X-Minnesota     10  1 0  .909 234 127

Cleveland       7  3 1  .682 180 171 Detroit          5  5 1  .500 234 190

Cincinnati      7  4 0  .636 198 190 GREEN BAY        3  6 2  .455 144 218

Houston         1 10 0  .091 162 370 Chicago          3  8 0  .273 188 257

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Denver          6  3 2  .636 285 225 Los Angeles      9  2 0  .818 292 155

Oakland         6  4 1  .591 217 145 Atlanta          8  3 0  .727 288 165

Kansas City     6  4 1  .591 171 129 New Orleans      4  7 0  .364 127 258

San Diego       2  8 1  .227 140 281 San Francisco    4  7 0  .364 210 238

X-Clinched Division Title

SUNDAY DECEMBER 2

Green Bay 30, New Orleans 10 @ Mil   Detroit 20, ST. LOUIS 16

CINCINNATI 27, Minnesota 0           NY JETS 20, Baltimore 17

Dallas 22, DENVER 10                 Los Angeles 26, CHICAGO 0

Buffalo 17, ATLANTA 6                WASHINGTON 27, NY Giants 24

KANSAS CITY 20, Cleveland 20 (T)     Oakland 17, HOUSTON 6

NEW ENGLAND 30, San Diego 14         SAN FRANCISCO 38, Philadelphia 28 

MONDAY DECEMBER 3

MIAMI 30, Pittsburgh 26

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami        11  1 0  .917 306 127 Washington       9  3 0  .750 280 151

Buffalo         7  5 0  .583 188 203 Dallas           8  4 0  .667 325 193

New England     5  7 0  .417 232 245 Philadelphia     4  7 1  .375 276 332

NY Jets         4  8 0  .333 203 248 St. Louis        3  8 1  .292 262 346

Baltimore       2 10 0  .167 192 325 NY Giants        2  9 1  .208 213 291

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      8  4 0  .667 277 189 X-Minnesota     10  2 0  .833 234 154

Cincinnati      8  4 0  .667 225 190 Detroit          6  5 1  .542 254 216

Cleveland       7  3 2  .667 200 191 GREEN BAY        4  6 2  .417 174 228

Houston         1 11 0  .083 168 387 Chicago          3  9 0  .250 188 283

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         7  4 1  .625 244 151 X-Los Angeles   10  2 0  .833 318 155

Denver          6  4 2  .583 295 247 Atlanta          8  4 0  .667 294 182

Kansas City     6  4 2  .583 191 149 San Francisco    5  7 0  .417 248 266

San Diego       2  9 1  .208 154 311 New Orleans      4  8 0  .333 137 288

X-Clinched Division Title

SUNDAY DECEMBER 9

DETROIT 40, Chicago 7                BALTIMORE 16, Miami 3

Denver 42, SAN DIEGO 28              Cincinnati 34, CLEVELAND 17

PITTSBURGH 33, Houston 7             Minnesota 31, GREEN BAY 7

BUFFALO 37, New England 13           St. Louis 32, ATLANTA 10

PHILADELPHIA 24, NY Jets 23          OAKLAND 37, Kansas City 7

DALLAS 27, Washington 7              NEW ORLEANS 16, San Francisco 10

​MONDAY DECEMBER 10

LOS ANGELES 40, NY Giants 6

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami        11  2 0  .846 309 143 Dallas           9  4 0  .692 362 200

Buffalo         8  5 0  .615 225 216 Washington       9  4 0  .692 287 178

New England     5  8 0  .385 245 282 Philadelphia     5  7 1  .423 300 355

NY Jets         4  9 0  .308 226 272 St. Louis        4  8 1  .346 294 356

Baltimore       3 10 0  .231 208 328 NY Giants        2 10 1  .192 219 331

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      9  4 0  .692 310 196 X-Minnesota     11  2 0  .846 265 161

Cincinnati      9  4 0  .692 259 207 Detroit          7  5 1  .577 294 223

Cleveland       7  4 2  .615 217 225 GREEN BAY        4  7 2  .385 181 259

Houston         1 12 0  .077 175 420 Chicago          3 10 0  .231 195 323

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         8  4 1  .654 281 158 X-Los Angeles   11  2 0  .846 358 161

Denver          7  4 2  .615 337 275 Atlanta          8  5 0  .615 304 214

Kansas City     6  5 2  .538 198 186 New Orleans      5  8 0  .385 153 298

San Diego       2 10 1  .192 182 353 San Francisco    5  8 0  .385 258 282

X-Clinched Division Title

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16

Cincinnati 27, HOUSTON 24            MIAMI 34, Detroit 7

LOS ANGELES 30, Cleveland 17         Buffalo 34, NY JETS 14

Green Bay 21, CHICAGO 0              Dallas 30, ST. LOUIS 3

KANSAS CITY 33, San Diego 6          OAKLAND 21, Denver 17

BALTIMORE 18, New England 13         Minnesota 31, NY Giants 7

Pittsburgh 37, SAN FRANCISCO 14      ATLANTA 14, New Orleans 10

WASHINGTON 38, Philadelphia 20

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Cincinnati Bengals (10-4)

Head Coach: Paul Brown

Passing Leader: Ken Anderson (2428)

Rushing Leader: Essex Wilson (997)

Receiving Leader: Isaac Curtis (45-843)

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Pittsburgh Steelers (10-4)

Head Coach: Chuck Noll

Passing Leader: Terry Bradshaw (1183)

Rushing Leader: Franco Harris (698)

Receiving Leader: Ron Shanklin (30-711)

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Cleveland Browns (7-5-2)

Head Coach: Nick Skorich

Passing Leader: Mike Phipps (1719)

Rushing Leader: Ken Brown (537)

Receiving Leader: Frank Pitts (31-317)

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Houston Oilers (1-13)

Head Coach: Bill Peterson (0-5) and Sid Gillman (1-8)

Passing Leader: Dan Pastorini (1482)

Rushing Leader: Fred Willis (579)

Receiving Leader: Fred Willis (57-371)

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Oakland Raiders (9-4-1)

Head Coach: John Madden

Passing Leader: Ken Stabler (1997)

Rushing Leader: Marv Hubbard (903)

Receiving Leader: Fred Biletnikoff (48-660)

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Kansas City Chiefs (7-5-2)

Head Coach: Hank Stram

Passing Leader: Mike Livingston (916)

Rushing Leader: Ed Podolak (721)

Receiving Leader: Ed Podolak (55-445)

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Denver Broncos (7-5-2)

Head Coach: John Ralston

Passing Leader: Charley Johnson (2465)

Rushing Leader: Floyd Little (979)

Receiving Leader: Riley Odoms (43-629)

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San Diego Chargers (2-11-1)

Head Coach: Harland Svare (1-6-1) and Ron Waller (1-5)

Passing Leader: Dan Fouts (1126)

Rushing Leader: Cid Edwards (609)

Receiving Leader: Jerry LeVias (30-536)

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AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami        12  2 0  .857 343 150 X-Dallas        10  4 0  .714 382 203

Buffalo         9  5 0  .643 259 230 Y-Washington    10  4 0  .714 325 198

New England     5  9 0  .357 258 300 Philadelphia     5  8 1  .393 310 393

Baltimore       4 10 0  .286 226 341 St. Louis        4  9 1  .321 286 365

NY Jets         4 10 0  .286 240 306 NY Giants        2 11 1  .179 226 362

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION 

X-Cincinnati   10  4 0  .714 286 231 X-Minnesota     12  2 0  .857 296 168

Y-Pittsburgh   10  4 0  .714 347 210 Detroit          7  6 1  .536 271 247

Cleveland       7  5 2  .571 234 255 GREEN BAY        5  7 2  .429 202 259

Houston         1 13 0  .071 199 447 Chicago          3 11 0  .214 195 344

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

X-Oakland       9  4 1  .679 292 175 X-Los Angeles   12  2 0  .857 388 178

Denver          7  5 2  .571 354 296 Atlanta          9  5 0  .643 318 224

Kansas City     7  5 2  .571 231 192 New Orleans      5  9 0  .357 163 312

San Diego       2 11 1  .179 188 386 San Francisco    5  9 0  .357 262 319

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Wildcard Berth

1973 PLAYOFFS - AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Divisional - December 22 - MIAMI (12-2) 34, Cincinnati (10-4) 16

Divisional - December 23 - OAKLAND (9-4-1) 33, Pittsburgh (10-4) 14

Conference - December 30 - MIAMI (13-2) 27, Oakland (10-4-1) 10

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Divisional - December 22 - DALLAS (10-4) 27, LA Rams (12-2) 16

Divisional - December 23 - MINNESOTA (12-2) 27, Washington (10-4) 20

Conference - December 30 - Minnesota (13-2) 27, DALLAS (11-4) 10

 

SUPER BOWL 8 (January 13, 1974 at Houston)

MIAMI DOLPHINS (14-2) 24, MINNESOTA VIKINGS (14-2) 7 - The defending NFL champion Dolphins, representing the AFC for the third straight year, scored the first two times they had possession on marches of 62 and 56 yards while the Miami defense limited the Vikings to only seven plays in the first period. Larry Csonka climaxed the initial 10-play drive with a 5-yard touchdown bolt through right guard after 5:27 had elapsed. Four plays later, Miami began another 10-play scoring drive, which ended with Jim Kiick bursting one yard through the middle for another touchdown after 13:38 of the period. Garo Yepremian added a 28-yard field goal midway in the second period for a 17-0 Miami lead. Minnesota then drove from its 20 to a second-and-2 situation on the Miami seven yard line with 1:18 left in the half. But on two plays, Miami limited Oscar Reed to 1 yard. On fourth-and-1 from the 6, Reed went over right tackle, but Dolphins middle linebacker Nick Buoniconti jarred the ball loose and Jake Scott recovered for Miami to halt the Minnesota threat. The Vikings were unable to muster enough offense in the second half to threaten the Dolphins. Csonka rushed 33 times for a Super Bowl-record 145 yards. Bob Griese of Miami completed 6 of 7 passes for 73 yards.

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UNIVERSAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE - The league was announced on October 5, 1973, when sports agents Tony Rizzano and Louis S. Goldman said their UFL would draw teams from the United States, Mexico and Canada and games would be played with new rules, including several from the CFL. The pair revealed plans for the new league, just two days after plans were unveiled for the World Football League. Rizzano said the UFL, to be composed of 10 teams, hoped to begin playing in 1974. The prospective franchise owners in league cities — New York, Chicago, Phoenix, Seattle, Tampa, Memphis, Anaheim, Birmingham, Mexico City and Toronto — would be charged $3 million in cash for their franchises. In January 1974, Razzano announced the UFL would hold off until the spring of 1975 to begin play due to the WFL. In March 1974, Razzano announced that his dream to create a new football league has died, leaving behind bills totaling $50,000. "I closed up shop. I was getting little or no cooperation from the people I was trying to approach. I was beating my head against the wall constantly. I have an excellent concept and it still is an excellent concept. It was one that could have surfaced, but you can't surface unless you have backing." (Source: Birmingham Pro Sports)

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