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Some NFL Division Round Numbers

January 10, 2020

The 50th NFL division round/”slots” weekend commences with top seeds, San Francisco (49ers) and Baltimore (Ravens) hosting the two Saturday games.

This will be the 20th consecutive division round with a Saturday night game, this one matching the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens.

Sunday, for the first scheduled time and second time (concerns regarding inclement weather, caused a night start for Pittsburgh’s win at Kansas City in 2016), there will be a division round Sunday night game.

It is the NFL celebrating 100 seasons, fifty with the current NFC/AFC configuration. In 1970, Baltimore en route to an NFL title, but as the Colts, hosted the first division round game.

After this weekend 200 will have been played, number 198 at Baltimore Saturday night, with Ian Eagle, less than a year old when the Colts won (17-0) vs the Cincinnati Bengals in that first such game, the lead CBS television announcer.

 

In that first AFC/NFC configuration, division round game, the great John Unitas threw 2 touchdown passes, one to Roy Jefferson, another to Eddie Hinton.

Click above for a fine feature regarding Mr. Unitas, with the great reporter/journalist, Heywood Hale Broun.

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