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The 1974 YEAR IN FOOTBALL

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St. Louis Cardinals (10-4)

Head Coach: Don Coryell

Passing Leader: Jim Hart (2411)

Rushing Leader: Terry Metcalf (718)

Receiving Leader: Terry Metcalf (50-377)

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Miami Dolphins (11-3)

Head Coach: Don Shula

Passing Leader: Bob Griese (1968)

Rushing Leader: Larry Csonka (749)

Receiving Leader: Nat Moore (37-605)

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Washington Redskins (10-4)

Head Coach: George Allen

Passing Leader: Billy Kilmer (1632)

Rushing Leader: Larry Brown (430)

Receiving Leader: Charley Taylor (54-738)

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Buffalo Bills (9-5)

Head Coach: Lou Saban

Passing Leader: Joe Ferguson (1588)

Rushing Leader: O.J. Simpson (1125)

Receiving Leader: Ahmad Rashad (36-433)

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Dallas Cowboys (8-6)

Head Coach: Tom Landry

Passing Leader: Roger Staubach (2552)

Rushing Leader: Calvin Hill (844)

Receiving Leader: Drew Pearson (62-1087)

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New England Patriots (7-7)

Head Coach: Chuck Fairbanks

Passing Leader: Jim Plunkett (2457)

Rushing Leader: Mack Herron (824)

Receiving Leader: Mack Herron (38-474)

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Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

Head Coach: Mike McCormack

Passing Leader: Roman Gabriel (1867)

Rushing Leader: Tom Sullivan (760)

Receiving Leader: Charle Young (63-696)

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New York Jets (7-7)

Head Coach: Charley Winner

Passing Leader: Joe Namath (2616)

Rushing Leader: John Riggins (680)

Receiving Leader: Jerome Barkum (41-524)

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New York Giants (2-12)

Head Coach: Bill Arnsbarger

Passing Leader: Craig Morton (1510)

Rushing Leader: Joe Dawkins (561)

Receiving Leader: Joe Dawkins (46-332)

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Baltimore Colts (2-12)

Head Coach: Howard Schnellenberger (0-3) and Joe Thomas (2-9)

Passing Leader: Bert Jones (1610)

Rushing Leader: Lydell Mitchell (757)

Rec. Leader: Lydell Mitchell (72-544)

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Minnesota Vikings (10-4)

Head Coach: Bud Grant

Passing Leader: Fran Tarkenton (2598)

Rushing Leader: Chuck Foreman (777)

Receiving Leader: Chuck Foreman (53-586)

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Detroit Lions (7-7)

Head Coach: Rick Forzano

Passing Leader: Bill Munson (1874)

Rushing Leader: Altie Taylor (532)

Receiving Leader: Ron Jessie (54-761)

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Green Bay Packers (6-8)

Head Coach: Dan Devine

Passing Leader: John Hadl (1072)

Rushing Leader: John Brockington (883)

Receiving Leader: John Brockington (43-314)

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Chicago Bears (4-10)

Head Coach: Abe Gibron

Passing Leader: Gary Huff (1663)

Rushing Leader: Ken Grandberry (475)

Receiving Leader: Charlie Wade (39-683)

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Los Angeles Rams (10-4)

Head Coach: Chuck Knox

Passing Leader: James Harris (1544)

Rushing Leader: Lawrence McCutcheon (1109)

Receiving Leader: Lawrence McCutcheon (39-408)

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San Francisco 49ers (6-8)

Head Coach: Dick Nolan

Passing Leader: Tom Owen (1327)

Rushing Leader: Wilbur Jackson (705)

Receiving Leader: Larry Schreiber (30-217)

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New Orleans Saints (5-9)

Head Coach: John North

Passing Leader: Archie Manning (1429)

Rushing Leader: Alvin Maxson (714)

Receiving Leader: Alvin Maxson (42-294)

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Atlanta Falcons (3-11)

Head Coach: Norm Van Brocklin (2-6)/Marion Campbell (1-5)

Passing Leader: Bob Lee (852)

Rushing Leader: Dave Hampton (464)

Receiving Leader: Ken Burrow (34-545)

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

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15

PITTSBURGH 30, Baltimore 0           NEW ENGLAND 34, Miami 24

CINCINNATI 33, Cleveland 7           Dallas 27, ATLANTA 0

Minnesota 32, GREEN BAY 17           CHICAGO 17, Detroit 9

Los Angeles 17, DENVER 10            KANSAS CITY 24, NY Jets 16

HOUSTON 21, San Diego 14             ST. LOUIS 7, Philadelphia 3

Washington 13, NY Giants 10          San Francisco 17, NEW ORLEANS 13

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 16

BUFFALO 21, Oakland 20

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     1  0 0 1.000  34  24 Dallas           1  0 0 1.000  27   0

Buffalo         1  0 0 1.000  21  20 St. Louis        1  0 0 1.000   7   3

Miami           0  1 0  .000  24  34 Washington       1  0 0 1.000  13  10

Baltimore       0  1 0  .000   0  30 NY Giants        0  1 0  .000  10  13

NY Jets         0  1 0  .000  16  24 Philadelphia     0  1 0  .000   3   7

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      1  0 0 1.000  30   0 Minnesota        1  0 0 1.000  32  17

Cincinnati      1  0 0 1.000  33   7 Chicago          1  0 0 1.000  17   9

Houston         1  0 0 1.000  21  14 Detroit          0  1 0  .000   9  17

Cleveland       0  1 0  .000   7  33 GREEN BAY        0  1 0  .000  17  32

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     1  0 0 1.000  24  16 Los Angeles      1  0 0 1.000  17  10

Oakland         0  1 0  .000  20  21 San Francisco    1  0 0 1.000  17  13

Denver          0  1 0  .000  10  17 Atlanta          0  1 0  .000   0  27

San Diego       0  1 0  .000  14  21 New Orleans      0  1 0  .000  13  17

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22

San Francisco 16, ATLANTA 10         New England 28, NY Giants 20

San Diego 20, CINCINNATI 17          LOS ANGELES 24, New Orleans 0

St. Louis 17, WASHINGTON 10          NY Jets 23, CHICAGO 21

Green Bay 20, BALTIMORE 13           DENVER 35, Pittsburgh 35 (T)

OAKLAND 27, Kansas City 7            CLEVELAND 20, Houston 7

Minnesota 7, DETROIT 6               Miami 24, BUFFALO 16

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23

PHILADELPHIA 13, Dallas 10

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     2  0 0 1.000  62  44 St. Louis        2  0 0 1.000  24  13

Buffalo         1  1 0  .500  37  44 Dallas           1  1 0  .500  37  13

Miami           1  1 0  .500  48  50 Washington       1  1 0  .500  23  27

NY Jets         1  1 0  .500  39  45 Philadelphia     1  1 0  .500  16  17

Baltimore       0  2 0  .000  13  50 NY Giants        0  2 0  .000  30  41

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      1  0 1  .750  65  35 Minnesota        2  0 0 1.000  39  23

Cincinnati      1  1 0  .500  50  27 Chicago          1  1 0  .500  38  32

Houston         1  1 0  .500  28  34 GREEN BAY        1  1 0  .500  37  45

Cleveland       1  1 0  .500  27  40 Detroit          0  2 0  .000  15  24

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         1  1 0  .500  47  28 Los Angeles      2  0 0 1.000  41  10

Kansas City     1  1 0  .500  31  43 San Francisco    2  0 0 1.000  33  23

San Diego       1  1 0  .500  34  38 Atlanta          0  2 0  .000  10  43

Denver          0  1 1  .250  45  52 New Orleans      0  2 0  .000  13  41

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 29

Green Bay 21, Detroit 19 at Mil      ST. LOUIS 29, Cleveland 7

NEW ORLEANS 14, Atlanta 13           PHILADELPHIA 30, Baltimore 10

Oakland 17, PITTSBURGH 0             MINNESOTA 11, Chicago 7

Miami 28, SAN DIEGO 21               Cincinnati 21, SAN FRANCISCO 3

BUFFALO 16, NY Jets 12               Kansas City 17, HOUSTON 7

NEW ENGLAND 20, Los Angeles 14       NY Giants 14, DALLAS 6

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30

WASHINGTON 30, Denver 3

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     3  0 0 1.000  82  58 St. Louis        3  0 0 1.000  53  20

Buffalo         2  1 0  .667  53  56 Philadelphia     2  1 0  .667  46  27

Miami           2  1 0  .667  76  71 Washington       2  1 0  .667  53  30

NY Jets         1  2 0  .333  51  61 Dallas           1  2 0  .333  43  27

Baltimore       0  3 0  .000  23  80 NY Giants        1  2 0  .333  44  47

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Cincinnati      2  1 0  .667  71  30 Minnesota        3  0 0 1.000  50  30

Pittsburgh      1  1 1  .500  65  52 GREEN BAY        2  1 0  .667  58  64

Houston         1  2 0  .333  35  51 Chicago          1  2 0  .333  45  43

Cleveland       1  2 0  .333  34  69 Detroit          0  3 0  .000  34  45

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Kansas City     2  1 0  .667  48  50 Los Angeles      2  1 0  .667  55  30

Oakland         2  1 0  .667  64  28 San Francisco    2  1 0  .667  36  44

San Diego       1  2 0  .333  55  66 New Orleans      1  2 0  .333  27  54

Denver          0  2 1  .167  48  82 Atlanta          0  3 0  .000  23  57

SUNDAY OCTOBER 6

Denver 17, KANSAS CITY 14            Atlanta 14, NY Giants 7

LOS ANGELES 16, Detroit 13           NEW ENGLAND 42, Baltimore 3

CHICAGO 24, New Orleans 10           Buffalo 27, GREEN BAY 7

Philadelphia 13, SAN DIEGO 7         Minnesota 23, DALLAS 21

St. Louis 34, SAN FRANCISCO 9        Oakland 40, CLEVELAND 24

CINCINNATI 28, Washington 17         Pittsburgh 13, HOUSTON 7

MONDAY OCTOBER 7

MIAMI 21, NY Jets 17

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     4  0 0 1.000 124  61 St. Louis        4  0 0 1.000  87  29

Buffalo         3  1 0  .750  80  63 Philadelphia     3  1 0  .750  59  34

Miami           3  1 0  .750  97  88 Washington       2  2 0  .500  70  58

NY Jets         1  3 0  .250  68  82 Dallas           1  3 0  .250  64  50

Baltimore       0  4 0  .000  26 122 NY Giants        1  3 0  .250  51  61

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Cincinnati      3  1 0  .750  99  47 Minnesota        4  0 0 1.000  50  30

Pittsburgh      2  1 1  .625  78  59 GREEN BAY        2  2 0  .500  65  91

Houston         1  3 0  .250  42  64 Chicago          2  2 0  .500  69  53

Cleveland       1  3 0  .250  58 109 Detroit          0  4 0  .000  47  61

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         3  1 0  .750 104  52 Los Angeles      3  1 0  .750  71  43

Kansas City     2  2 0  .500  62  67 San Francisco    2  2 0  .500  45  78

Denver          1  2 1  .375  65  96 New Orleans      1  3 0  .250  37  78

San Diego       1  3 0  .250  62  79 Atlanta          1  3 0  .250  37  64

SUNDAY OCTOBER 13

Green Bay 17, Los Angeles 6 @ Mil    OAKLAND 14, San Diego 10

Buffalo 27, BALTIMORE 14             Cincinnati 34, CLEVELAND 24

ATLANTA 13, Chicago 10               ST. LOUIS 31, Dallas 28

MINNESOTA 51, Houston 10             New England 24, NY JETS 0

WASHINGTON 20, Miami 17              PHILADELPHIA 35, NY Giants 7

DENVER 33, New Orleans 17            Pittsburgh 34, KANSAS CITY 24

MONDAY OCTOBER 14

DETROIT 17, San Francisco 13

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     5  0 0 1.000 148  61 St. Louis        5  0 0 1.000 118  57

Buffalo         4  1 0  .800 107  77 Philadelphia     4  1 0  .800  94  41

Miami           3  2 0  .600 114 108 Washington       3  2 0  .600  90  75

NY Jets         1  4 0  .200  68 106 Dallas           1  4 0  .200  92  81

Baltimore       0  5 0  .000  40 149 NY Giants        1  4 0  .200  58  96

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Cincinnati      4  1 0  .800 133  71 Minnesota        5  0 0 1.000 101  40

Pittsburgh      3  1 1  .700 112  83 GREEN BAY        3  2 0  .600  82  97

Houston         1  4 0  .200  52 115 Chicago          2  3 0  .400  79  66

Cleveland       1  4 0  .200  82 143 Detroit          1  4 0  .200  64  74

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         4  1 0  .800 118  62 Los Angeles      3  2 0  .600  77  60

Denver          2  2 1  .500  98 113 San Francisco    2  3 0  .400  58  95

Kansas City     2  3 0  .400  86 101 Atlanta          2  3 0  .400  50  74

San Diego       1  4 0  .200  72  93 New Orleans      1  4 0  .200  54 111

SUNDAY OCTOBER 20

OAKLAND 30, Cincinnati 27            Baltimore 35, NY JETS 20

MIAMI 9, Kansas City 3               PITTSBURGH 20, Cleveland 16

DALLAS 31, Philadelphia 24           Detroit 20, MINNESOTA 16

New Orleans 13, ATLANTA 3            BUFFALO 30, New England 28

WASHINGTON 24, NY Giants 3           DENVER 27, San Diego 7

St. Louis 31, HOUSTON 27             LOS ANGELES 37, San Francisco 14

MONDAY OCTOBER 21

CHICAGO 10, Green Bay 9

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     5  1 0  .833 176  91 St. Louis        6  0 0 1.000 149  84

Buffalo         5  1 0  .833 137 105 Philadelphia     4  2 0  .667 118  72

Miami           4  2 0  .667 123 111 Washington       4  2 0  .667 114  78

NY Jets         1  5 0  .167  88 141 Dallas           2  4 0  .333 123 105

Baltimore       1  5 0  .167  75 169 NY Giants        1  5 0  .167  61 120

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      4  1 1  .750 132  99 Minnesota        5  1 0  .833 117  60

Cincinnati      4  2 0  .667 160 101 GREEN BAY        3  3 0  .500  91 107

Houston         1  5 0  .167  79 146 Chicago          3  3 0  .500  89  75

Cleveland       1  5 0  .167  98 163 Detroit          2  4 0  .333  84  90

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         5  1 0  .833 148  89 Los Angeles      4  2 0  .667 114  74

Denver          3  2 1  .583 125 120 San Francisco    2  4 0  .333  72 132

Kansas City     2  4 0  .333  89 110 Atlanta          2  4 0  .333  53  87

San Diego       1  5 0  .167  79 120 New Orleans      2  4 0  .333  67 114

SUNDAY OCTOBER 27

BUFFALO 16, Chicago 6                MIAMI 17, Baltimore 7

Dallas 21, NY Giants 7               Houston 34, CINCINNATI 21

New England 17, MINNESOTA 14         CLEVELAND 23, Denver 21

Oakland 35, SAN FRANCISCO 24         DETROIT 19, Green Bay 17

NEW ORLEANS 14, Philadelphia 10      Kansas City 24, SAN DIEGO 14

ST. LOUIS 23, Washington 20          Los Angeles 20, NY JETS 13

MONDAY OCTOBER 28

PITTSBURGH 24, Atlanta 17

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

New England     6  1 0  .857 193 105 St. Louis        7  0 0 1.000 172 104

Buffalo         6  1 0  .857 153 111 Philadelphia     4  3 0  .571 128  86

Miami           5  2 0  .714 140 118 Washington       4  3 0  .571 134 101

NY Jets         1  6 0  .143 101 161 Dallas           3  4 0  .429 144 112

Baltimore       1  6 0  .143  82 186 NY Giants        1  6 0  .143  68 141

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      5  1 1  .786 156 116 Minnesota        5  2 0  .714 131  77

Cincinnati      4  3 0  .571 181 135 GREEN BAY        3  4 0  .429 108 126

Houston         2  5 0  .286 113 167 Chicago          3  4 0  .429  95  91

Cleveland       2  5 0  .286 121 184 Detroit          3  4 0  .429 103 107

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         6  1 0  .857 183 113 Los Angeles      5  2 0  .714 134  87

Denver          3  3 1  .500 146 143 New Orleans      3  4 0  .429  81 124

Kansas City     3  4 0  .429 113 124 Atlanta          2  5 0  .286  70 111

San Diego       1  6 0  .143  93 144 San Francisco    2  5 0  .286  96 167

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 3

Houston 27, NY JETS 22               MIAMI 42, Atlanta 7

Minnesota 17, CHICAGO 0              Buffalo 29, NEW ENGLAND 28

DETROIT 19, New Orleans 14           Cincinnati 24, BALTIMORE 14

NY Giants 33, KANSAS CITY 27         SAN DIEGO 36, Cleveland 35

DALLAS 17, St. Louis 14              PITTSBURGH 27, Philadelphia 0

Washington 17, GREEN BAY 6           Oakland 28, DENVER 17

MONDAY NOVEMBER 4

Los Angeles 16, SAN FRANCISCO 13

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Buffalo         7  1 0  .875 182 139 St. Louis        7  1 0  .875 186 121

Miami           6  2 0  .750 182 125 Washington       5  3 0  .625 151 107

New England     6  2 0  .750 221 134 Dallas           4  4 0  .500 161 129

NY Jets         1  7 0  .125 123 188 Philadelphia     4  4 0  .500 128 113

Baltimore       1  7 0  .125  96 210 NY Giants        2  6 0  .250 101 168

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      6  1 1  .813 183 116 Minnesota        6  2 0  .750 148  77

Cincinnati      5  3 0  .625 205 149 Detroit          4  4 0  .500 122 121

Houston         3  5 0  .375 140 189 Chicago          3  5 0  .375  95 108

Cleveland       2  6 0  .250 156 220 GREEN BAY        3  5 0  .375 114 143

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         7  1 0  .875 211 130 Los Angeles      6  2 0  .750 150 100

Denver          3  4 1  .438 163 171 New Orleans      3  5 0  .375  95 143

Kansas City     3  5 0  .375 140 157 Atlanta          2  6 0  .250  77 153

San Diego       2  6 0  .250 129 179 San Francisco    2  6 0  .250 109 183

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 10

Green Bay 20, Chicago 3 at Milwaukee Denver 17, BALTIMORE 6

LOS ANGELES 21, Atlanta 0            OAKLAND 35, Detroit 13

Houston 21, BUFFALO 9                Cleveland 21, NEW ENGLAND 14

DALLAS 20, San Francisco 14          Miami 21, NEW ORLEANS 0

San Diego 14, KANSAS CITY 7          NY Jets 26, NY GIANTS 20 (OT)

CINCINNATI 17, Pittsburgh 10         Washington 27, PHILADELPHIA 20

MONDAY NOVEMBER 11

Minnesota 28, ST. LOUIS 24

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           7  2 0  .778 203 125 St. Louis        7  2 0  .778 210 149

Buffalo         7  2 0  .778 191 160 Washington       6  3 0  .667 178 127

New England     6  3 0  .667 235 155 Dallas           5  4 0  .556 181 143

NY Jets         2  7 0  .222 149 208 Philadelphia     4  5 0  .444 148 140

Baltimore       1  8 0  .111 102 227 NY Giants        2  7 0  .222 121 194

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      6  2 1  .722 193 133 Minnesota        7  2 0  .778 176 101

Cincinnati      6  3 0  .667 222 159 GREEN BAY        4  5 0  .444 134 146

Houston         4  5 0  .444 161 198 Detroit          4  5 0  .444 135 156

Cleveland       3  6 0  .333 177 234 Chicago          3  6 0  .333  98 128

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

Oakland         8  1 0  .889 246 143 Los Angeles      7  2 0  .778 171 100

Denver          4  4 1  .500 180 177 New Orleans      3  6 0  .333  95 164

Kansas City     3  6 0  .333 147 171 Atlanta          2  7 0  .222  77 174

San Diego       3  6 0  .333 143 186 San Francisco    2  7 0  .222 123 203

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 17

MIAMI 35, Buffalo 28                 Baltimore 17, ATLANTA 7

HOUSTON 20, Cincinnati 3             DETROIT 20, NY Giants 19

Pittsburgh 26, CLEVELAND 16          NY Jets 21, NEW ENGLAND 16

NEW ORLEANS 20, Los Angeles 7        Green Bay 19, MINNESOTA 7

San Francisco 34, CHICAGO 0          WASHINGTON 28, Dallas 21

St. Louis 13, PHILADELPHIA 3         Oakland 17, SAN DIEGO 10

MONDAY NOVEMBER 18

Kansas City 42, DENVER 34

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           8  2 0  .800 238 153 St. Louis        8  2 0  .800 223 152

Buffalo         7  3 0  .700 219 195 Washington       7  3 0  .700 206 148

New England     6  4 0  .600 251 176 Dallas           5  5 0  .500 202 171

NY Jets         3  7 0  .300 170 224 Philadelphia     4  6 0  .400 151 153

Baltimore       2  8 0  .200 119 234 NY Giants        2  8 0  .200 140 214

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      7  2 1  .750 219 149 Minnesota        7  3 0  .700 183 120

Cincinnati      6  4 0  .600 225 179 GREEN BAY        5  5 0  .500 153 153

Houston         5  5 0  .500 181 201 Detroit          5  5 0  .500 155 175

Cleveland       3  7 0  .300 193 260 Chicago          3  7 0  .300  98 162

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

X-Oakland       9  1 0  .900 263 153 Los Angeles      7  3 0  .700 178 120

Denver          4  5 1  .450 214 219 New Orleans      4  6 0  .400 115 171

Kansas City     4  6 0  .400 189 205 San Francisco    3  7 0  .300 157 203

San Diego       3  7 0  .300 153 203 Atlanta          2  8 0  .200  84 191

X-Clinched Division Title

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 24

Buffalo 15, CLEVELAND 10             SAN FRANCISCO 27, Atlanta 0

GREEN BAY 34, San Diego 0            CINCINNATI 33, Kansas City 6

LOS ANGELES 20, Minnesota 17         DETROIT 34, Chicago 17

New England 27, BALTIMORE 17         NY JETS 17, Miami 14

WASHINGTON 26, Philadelphia 7        Dallas 10, HOUSTON 0

St. Louis 23, NY Giants 21           Denver 20, OAKLAND 17

MONDAY NOVEMBER 25

Pittsburgh 28, NEW ORLEANS 7

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           8  3 0  .727 252 170 St. Louis        9  2 0  .818 246 173

Buffalo         8  3 0  .727 234 205 Washington       8  3 0  .727 232 155

New England     7  4 0  .636 278 193 Dallas           6  5 0  .545 212 171

NY Jets         4  7 0  .364 187 238 Philadelphia     4  7 0  .364 158 179

Baltimore       2  9 0  .182 136 261 NY Giants        2  9 0  .182 161 237

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      8  2 1  .773 247 156 Minnesota        7  4 0  .636 200 140

Cincinnati      7  4 0  .636 258 185 GREEN BAY        6  5 0  .545 187 153

Houston         5  6 0  .455 181 211 Detroit          6  5 0  .545 189 192

Cleveland       3  8 0  .273 203 275 Chicago          3  8 0  .273 115 196

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

X-Oakland       9  2 0  .818 280 173 X-Los Angeles    8  3 0  .727 198 137

Denver          5  5 1  .500 234 236 San Francisco    4  7 0  .364 184 203

Kansas City     4  7 0  .364 195 238 New Orleans      4  7 0  .364 122 199

San Diego       3  8 0  .273 153 237 Atlanta          2  9 0  .182  84 218

X-Clinched Division Title

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28

DALLAS 24, Washington 23             Denver 31, DETROIT 27

SUNDAY DECEMBER 1

Los Angeles 30, ATLANTA 7            Houston 13, PITTSBURGH 10

Kansas City 17, ST. LOUIS 13         BUFFALO 6, Baltimore 0

MINNESOTA 29, New Orleans 9          PHILADELPHIA 36, Green Bay 14

NY JETS 27, San Diego 14             OAKLAND 41, New England 26

CLEVELAND 7, San Francisco 0         CHICAGO 16, NY Giants 13

MONDAY DECEMBER 2

MIAMI 24, Cincinnati 3

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

Miami           9  3 0  .750 276 173 St. Louis        9  3 0  .750 259 190

Buffalo         9  3 0  .750 240 205 Washington       8  4 0  .667 255 179

New England     7  5 0  .583 304 234 Dallas           7  5 0  .583 236 194

NY Jets         5  7 0  .417 214 252 Philadelphia     5  7 0  .417 194 193

Baltimore       2 10 0  .167 136 267 NY Giants        2 10 0  .167 174 253

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

Pittsburgh      8  3 1  .708 257 169 X-Minnesota      8  4 0  .667 229 149

Cincinnati      7  5 0  .583 261 209 GREEN BAY        6  6 0  .500 201 189

Houston         6  6 0  .500 194 221 Detroit          6  6 0  .500 216 223

Cleveland       4  8 0  .333 210 275 Chicago          4  8 0  .333 131 209

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

X-Oakland      10  2 0  .833 321 199 X-Los Angeles    9  3 0  .750 228 144

Denver          6  5 1  .542 265 263 San Francisco    4  8 0  .333 184 210

Kansas City     5  7 0  .417 212 251 New Orleans      4  8 0  .333 131 228

San Diego       3  9 0  .250 167 264 Atlanta          2 10 0  .167  91 248

X-Clinched Division Title

SATURDAY DECEMBER 7

DALLAS 41, Cleveland 17              MINNESOTA 23, Atlanta 10

SUNDAY DECEMBER 8

NY JETS 20, Buffalo 10               Detroit 23, CINCINNATI 19

Miami 17, BALTIMORE 16               DENVER 37, Houston 14

Oakland 7, KANSAS CITY 6             SAN FRANCISCO 7, Green Bay 6

Pittsburgh 21, NEW ENGLAND 17        SAN DIEGO 28, Chicago 21

NEW ORLEANS 14, St. Louis 0          Philadelphia 20, NY GIANTS 7

MONDAY DECEMBER 9

Washington 23, LOS ANGELES 17

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami        10  3 0  .769 293 189 St. Louis        9  4 0  .692 259 204

Y-Buffalo       9  4 0  .692 250 225 Washington       9  4 0  .692 278 196

New England     7  6 0  .538 321 255 Dallas           8  5 0  .615 277 211

NY Jets         6  7 0  .462 234 262 Philadelphia     6  7 0  .462 214 200

Baltimore       2 11 0  .154 152 284 NY Giants        2 11 0  .154 181 273

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

X-Pittsburgh    9  3 1  .731 278 186 X-Minnesota      9  4 0  .692 252 159

Cincinnati      7  6 0  .538 280 232 Detroit          7  6 0  .538 239 242

Houston         6  7 0  .462 208 258 GREEN BAY        6  7 0  .462 207 195

Cleveland       4  9 0  .308 227 316 Chicago          4  9 0  .308 152 237

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

X-Oakland      11  2 0  .846 328 205 X-Los Angeles    9  4 0  .692 245 167

Denver          7  5 1  .577 302 277 San Francisco    5  8 0  .385 191 216

Kansas City     5  8 0  .385 218 258 New Orleans      5  8 0  .385 145 228

San Diego       4  9 0  .308 195 285 Atlanta          2 11 0  .154 101 271

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Wild Card Berth

SATURDAY DECEMBER 14

Minnesota 35, KANSAS CITY 15         PITTSBURGH 27, Cincinnati 3

SUNDAY DECEMBER 15

SAN DIEGO 17, Denver 0               HOUSTON 28, Cleveland 24

PHILADELPHIA 28, Detroit 17          WASHINGTON 42, Chicago 0

ATLANTA 10, Green Bay 3              LOS ANGELES 19, Buffalo 14

SAN FRAN 35, New Orleans 21          MIAMI 34, New England 27

NY Jets 45, BALTIMORE 38             ST. LOUIS 26, NY Giants 14

OAKLAND 27, Dallas 23

AFC EASTERN DIVISION                 NFC EASTERN DIVISION

X-Miami        11  3 0  .786 327 216 X-St. Louis     10  4 0  .714 285 218

Y-Buffalo       9  5 0  .643 264 244 Y-Washington    10  4 0  .714 320 196

New England     7  7 0  .500 348 289 Dallas           8  6 0  .571 297 235

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Pittsburgh Steelers (10-3-1)

Head Coach: Chuck Noll

Passing Leader: Joe Gilliam (1274)

Rushing Leader: Franco Harris (1006)

Receiving Leader: Frank Lewis (30-365)

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Houston Oilers (7-7)

Head Coach: Sid Gillman

Passing Leader: Dan Pastorini (1571)

Rushing Leader: Willie Rodgers (413)

Receiving Leader: Ken Burrough (36-492)

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Cincinnati Bengals (7-7)

Head Coach: Paul Brown

Passing Leader: Ken Anderson (2667)

Rushing Leader: Charlie Davis (375)

Receiving Leader: Chip Myers (32-383)

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Cleveland Browns (4-10)

Head Coach: Nick Skorich

Passing Leader: Mike Phipps (1719)

Rushing Leader: Ken Brown (537)

Receiving Leader: Frank Pitts (31-317)

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Oakland Raiders (12-2)

Head Coach: John Madden

Passing Leader: Ken Stabler (2469)

Rushing Leader: Marv Hubbard (865)

Receiving Leader: Cliff Branch (60-1092)

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Denver Broncos (7-6-1)

Head Coach: John Ralston

Passing Leader: Charley Johnson (1969)

Rushing Leader: Otis Armstrong (263-1407)

Receiving Leader: Riley Odoms (42-639)

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Kansas City Chiefs (5-9)

Head Coach: Hank Stram

Passing Leader: Len Dawson (1573)

Rushing Leader: Woody Green (509)

Receiving Leader: Ed Podolak (43-306)

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San Diego Chargers (5-9)

Head Coach: Tommy Prothro

Passing Leader: Dan Fouts (1732)

Rushing Leader: Don Woods (1162)

Receiving Leader: Gary Garrison (41-785)

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NY Jets         7  7 0  .500 279 300 Philadelphia     7  7 0  .500 242 217

Baltimore       2 12 0  .143 190 329 NY Giants        2 12 0  .143 195 299

AFC CENTRAL DIVISION                 NFC CENTRAL DIVISION

X-Pittsburgh   10  3 1  .750 305 189 X-Minnesota     10  4 0  .714 310 195

Cincinnati      7  7 0  .500 283 259 Detroit          7  7 0  .500 256 270

Houston         7  7 0  .500 236 282 GREEN BAY        6  8 0  .429 210 206

Cleveland       4 10 0  .286 251 344 Chicago          4 10 0  .286 152 279

AFC WESTERN DIVISION                 NFC WESTERN DIVISION

X-Oakland      12  2 0  .857 355 228 X-Los Angeles   10  4 0  .714 263 181

Denver          7  6 1  .536 302 294 San Francisco    6  8 0  .429 226 236

Kansas City     5  9 0  .357 233 293 New Orleans      5  9 0  .357 166 263

San Diego       5  9 0  .357 212 285 Atlanta          3 11 0  .214 111 271

X-Clinched Division Title            Y-Clinched Wild Card Berth

1974 PLAYOFFS - AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Divisional - December 21 - OAKLAND (12-2) 28, Miami (11-3) 26

Divisional - December 22 - PITTSBURGH (10-3-1) 32, Buffalo (9-5) 14

Conference - December 29 - Pittsburgh (11-3-1) 24, OAKLAND (13-2) 13

 

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

Divisional - December 21 - MINNESOTA (10-4) 30, St. Louis (10-4) 14

Divisional - December 22 - LOS ANGELES (10-4) 19, Washington (10-4) 10

Conference - December 29 - MINNESOTA (11-4) 14, Los Angeles (11-4) 10

SUPER BOWL 9 (January 12, 1975 at New Orleans)

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (12-3-1) 16, MINNESOTA VIKINGS (12-4) 6 - AFC champion Pittsburgh, in its initial Super Bowl appearance, and NFC champion Minnesota, making a third bid for its first Super Bowl title, struggled through a first half in which the only score was produced by the Steelers' defense when Dwight White downed Vikings' quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the end zone for a safety 7:49 into the second period. The Steelers forced another break and took advantage on the second-half kickoff when Minnesota's Bill Brown fumbled and Marv Kellum recovered for Pittsburgh on the Vikings' 30. After Rocky Bleier failed to gain on first down, Franco Harris carried three consecutive times for 24 yards, a loss of three, and a 9-yard touchdown and a 9-0 lead. Though its offense was completely stymied by Pittsburgh's defense, Minnesota managed to move into a threatening position after 4:27 of the final period when Matt Blair blocked Bobby Walden's punt and Terry Brown recovered the ball in the end zone for a touchdown. Fred Cox's kick failed and the Steelers led 9-6. Pittsburgh wasted no time putting the victory away. The Steelers took the ensuing kickoff and marched 66 yards in 11 plays, climaxed by Terry Bradshaw's 4-yard scoring pass to Larry Brown with 3:31 left. Pittsburgh's defense permitted Minnesota only 119 yards total offense, including a Super Bowl low of 17 rushing yards. The Steelers, meanwhile, gained 333 yards, including Harris's record 158 yards on 34 carries.

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INTERCONTINENTAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE -  On June 5, 1974, the NFL announced plans for a “satellite” league that would start play in the spring of 1975. The NFL even had nicknames for the six teams. They were the Istanbul Conquerors, the Rome Gladiators, the Munich Lions, the Berlin Bears, the Vienna Lippizzaners and the Barcelona Almovogeres. The NFL also had pre-selected four expansion teams – the Paris Lafayettes, the Copenhagen Vikings, the Rotterdam Flying Dutchmen and the Milan Centurions. The NFL owners were to provide the initial funding, and the league would employ “second-line athletes and rookies from established NFL teams.” Heading the NFL committee that was to put the league together were Al Davis and Tex Schramm. The league never materialized. Former soccer coach Bob Kap tried to keep the dream of the league alive, bringing two American college teams over to Europe in 1976 to gauge interest. Kap planned to place teams in West Berlin, London, Paris, Madrid, Barcelona, Rome, Milan, Vienna, Copenhagen and Frankfurt to begin play in March 1977, but nothing came of this plan either. For more information: "The 'First NFL Europe'" - Pro Football Researchers.

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