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NFL Notes Include The First Two AFL Title Games

December 22, 2018

After today’s two NFL games, (8-6) Tennessee (Titans) (nee Houston Oilers), hosting (7-7) “Wash” and the (11-3) Chargers also at home, vs the (8-6) Baltimore Ravens, only Sunday games remain on the NFL regular season schedule.

The host franchises today met in, with each hosting one, the first two AFL Championship Games in 1960 and 1961.

Houston (Oilers) led by George Blanda won both tilts, the first in Houston vs the L.A. Chargers in ’60 and at San Diego, the Chargers’ home from (’61- 2016), the following season.

The Chargers played in 5 of the 6 “all the way” AFL Title games, while Houston was in the first three pre Super Bowl year such tilts, meaning the two franchises combined to play in all six.

They combined for 3 AFL crowns, all of them “all the way”/pre Super Bowl games, however, the franchises have each lost, in their lone Super Bowl appearance.

 

The legendary George Blanda, pictured above, in  a Houston Oilers’ uniform.

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