Week 5: This week in NFL history

General Published on : 1/1/2005

October 1st


Sept. 24 | Sept. 17

1922 - Buffalo All-Americans 7, Hammond Pros 0
Played on an unseasonably hot day in Buffalo, the All-Americans shutout Hammond on a dusty gridiron. Fullback Jim Laird scored the lone touchdown.

1933 - New York Giants 10, Green Bay Packers 7
A crowd of 13,000 in Milwaukee watched the Giants upstage the Packers. New York's Harry Newman and Ken Strong powered the Giants to victory while Green Bay played victim to their own mistakes on offense.

Program from 10-1-1950 game between Rams and 49ers (click image to enlarge)

1950 - Los Angeles Rams 35, San Francisco 49ers 14
The Rams' V.T. Smith raced 94 yards for a touchdown on a third quarter kickoff return to break a 14-14 tie and start the Rams on their way to a convincing victory in San Francisco.

1961 - Baltimore Colts 34, Minnesota Vikings 33
Steve Myhra nailed two field goals in the final two minutes including a 52-yarder on the final play of the game to give the hometown Colts the win. Lenny Moore had three touchdown receptions and scored a fourth TD on a 4-yard run.

1978 - Oakland Raiders 25, Chicago Bears 19 (OT)
Neal Colzie's 24-yard interception return set up Art Whittington's one-yard touchdown run for the win. Oakland quarterback Ken Stabler completed 25 of 43 passes, including 11 of 15 on the final two drives of regulation, to lead the Raiders.

1989 - Green Bay Packers 23, Atlanta Falcons 21
The Packers bounced back from a 21-6 fourth quarter deficit to down the Falcons. Kicker Chris Jacke's 22-yard field goal with just less than two minutes remaining clinched the victory in Milwaukee.

1995 - Jacksonville Jaguars 17, Houston Oilers 16
Houston's kicker Al Del Greco missed on a 52-yard field goal attempt as time expired to seal Jacksonville's first-ever win. Mark Brunell had connected with Desmond Howard on a 15-yard touchdown pass with 1:03 remaining in the game.