Broncos and Patriots have come long way since playing in first AFL game 53 years ago

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With the Boston…  er, New England Patriots and Denver Broncos playing in the AFC championship game yesterday, it was an apt time to talk about the two clubs meeting in the very first regular season AFL game, which was played on September 9, 1960.  Hank Gola, of The New Your Daily News, put together a nice article on that historic game that ran in yesterday’s newspaper and on their website.  You can fine it HERE.

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Todd Tobias (790 Posts)

Todd Tobias's interest in the American Football League began in 1998, when he wrote my master's thesis about Sid Gillman. He created this site to educate and entertain football fans with the stories of the American Football League, 1960-1969. You can follow Todd and get more AFL history on Twitter @TalesfromtheAFL.


3 Responses to Broncos and Patriots have come long way since playing in first AFL game 53 years ago

  1. Eddie Arminio says:

    A great post Todd.It’s a complete travesty that Gino Cappeletti is not enshrined in the Hall of Fame.

  2. John says:

    Agree. Great post and that fact Gino is not in the HOF. He was very good receiver and kicker.

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