Pro Football: The Game Nobody Saw

"We threw the game. Is that what you want to hear?" growled Coach Vince Lombardi, after his Green Bay Packers conveniently lost their way into a tie with the Baltimore Colts for the National Football League's Western Conference championship. Convenient y, that is, for the N.F.L. — which scheduled a play-off on nationwide TV for the same afternoon that the San Diego Chargers and Buffalo Bills were to battle it out for the championship of the rival American Football League. Poor A.F.L. Last week, in 74 minutes of crunching football, the Packers managed to eke...

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