Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Notes on the First AFL Game – Broncos vs. Patriots

afl firsts chart

I recently picked up a book called 106 Yards, the autobiography of Al Carmichael, which I will review in the near future.  The book had a nice section of material pertaining to the 1960 Denver broncos, Carmichael’s lone season with the team.  One item that I found particularly interesting was a scanned page from a 1980 insert in The Denver Post, that listed several “AFL Firsts,” from the league’s first regular season game, a contest between the Denver broncos and Boston Patriots, on September 9, 1960. read more