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
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