In the final game before
the AFL-NFL merger
pulled off the upstart league's second straight upset win over the established NFL.
Not many believed that the
could beat a
team that finished 13-2, and featured Joe Montana at his peak and a rising WR in Jerry Rice.
Behind backup QB Jeff Hostetler, the
put together a game plan for success against the high-flying
in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.
When replacement players were used during a strike in the 1987 season, the
' final replacement game helped inspire a movie.
One year removed from their inaugural season, the expansion
went into Mile High Stadium and shocked the football world.
Fresh from a move from the fledgling All-American Football Conference, the rogue
dominated the two-time defending NFL champion
Joe Namath made a famous guarantee before
III, but not many believed the AFL's
could even match up with the NFL's
NFL's Top 10 is a fast-paced weekly series that provides an irreverent look at some of the most intriguing subjects in the NFL. To watch NFL's Top on NFL Network, check out the latest listings. Still getting shutout of the NFL Network? See what you can do.