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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Today in NFL History: Major Events and Birthdays

Today the Ravens and Steelers will kick off the Divisional weekend's slate of game's at approximately 4:30 P.M. eastern time, but before we get around to taking one last look at the matchup, here is what has happened on this day in years past.

Major Events:

*1939--First (NFL) Pro Bowl. The NY Giants beat the All Stars 13-10 at Wrigley Field...clearly the whole Pro Bowl deal was a little different back then.

*1967--Super Bowl I took place in Los Angeles, California. Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers defeated Hank Stram's Kansas City Chiefs 35-10. Quarterback Bart Starr was named the game's Most Valuable Player.

*1978--Super Bowl XII, the only other Super Bowl to be held on January 15 in league history, was held in New Orleans. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos 27-10. Defensive end Harvey Martin and defensive tackle Randy White were named the game's co-MVP's for the Cowboys.
*1995--The two Conference Championship games were held as the San Diego Chargers and San Francisco 49ers both earned Super Bowl appearances by defeating their opponents. San Diego knocked off the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-13, while san Francisco handled the hated Dallas Cowboys with a 38-28 defeat. Of course we all know that the Niners went on to crush San Diego, 49-26, in the Super Bowl two weeks later. Steve Young won the MVP award.

Birthdays:

*Fred Davis, Washington Redskins' TE, turns 25 today

*Drew Brees, last year's Super Bowl MVP, turns 32 today

*Corey Chavous, former Arizona Cardinal, Minnesota Viking and St. Louis Rams' strong safety, turns 35 today

*Mike Minter, former Carolina Panthers' free safety, turns 37 today

Source: todayinsport.com

Photo credit
Steve Young: 1995-Mickey Pfleger

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