On this podcastt we’ll discuss with Willie Lanier the 1970 regular-season game that featured a bench-clearing brawl with the Oakland Raiders that wound up a 17-17 tie, costing the Kansas City Chiefs a playoff spot and the chance to repeat as Super Bowl champions.

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Saquon Barkley could rise to the level of the opponent. He rushed for 194 yards against Southern Cal in a Rose Bowl, 137 against Washington in a Fiesta Bowl and 194 yards against Ohio State. He slapped a 200-yard game on Iowa and 100-yard games on Michigan, Michigan State and Nebraska.

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Cameron Wake played two seasons in the CFL and led the league in sacks both times, collecting 16 in 2007 and 23 in 2008. That earned him a return to the NFL with the Miami Dolphins in 2009. He has played the last nine seasons for the Dolphins, collecting 92 sacks.

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But there was more at stake in that Super Bowl than AFL pride and the chance to show the world that the Kansas City Chiefs had assembled one of the greatest defenses ever – in fact, the last Super Bowl championship defense to lead the league across the board in all four the major statistical categories – run, pass, total and scoring defense.

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Kirk Cousins finished seventh in the NFL last season with 4,093 passing yards – his third consecutive 4,000-yard season. He finished eighth with 27 TD passes, more than past NFL MVPs Drew Brees (26) and Matt Ryan (20).

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Kansas City was the last Super Bowl champion to finish first across the board in the four major defensive statistical categories – run, pass, total and scoring defense. The Chiefs lined up five Hall of Famers on defense that season – tackles Buck Buchanan and Curley Culp, linebackers Bobby Bell and Lanier and cornerback Emmitt Thomas.

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Howard Cosell once called Russ Francis “the world’s greatest tight end.” He was a three-time All-Pro recruited by 49ers’ head coach Bill Walsh to come and play for him even though he’d retired from pro football after only six seasons. He was a transcendent star. Was he also really the best tight end ever?

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Former Green Bay guard Jerry Kramer relives the moment he was told he was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after waiting 45 years.

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What’s the value of the NFL receiving champion? Jarvis Landry is about to find out. He set a franchise record with 112 catches in becoming the first Dolphin to win an NFL receiving crown since O.J. McDuffie in 1998.

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Pro Football Hall-of-Fame voters just told us that productivity matters. Well, if that’s the call, why don’t they give more attention to former star running back Edgerrin James?

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Former Green Bay guard Jerry Kramer tells the Talk of Fame Network how he felt when he was tapped for the Pro Football Hall of Fame after waiting 45 years.

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First-ballot choices or equally qualified candidates waiting on line? It’s a question that faces Hall of Fame voters and is the subject of the latest Talk of Fame Network podcast.

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There are two other Lombardi Packers who were voted to the NFL’s 50th anniversary team but have never been discussed as Hall of Fame finalists — tight end Ron Kramer and wide receiver Boyd Dowler.

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Why the candidacy of Hall-of-Fame finalist John Lynch just took a hit … now and, maybe for years to come.

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It’s not too early to start handicapping the Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019 … and that’s exactly what a panel of Hall-of-Fame voters do on the latest Talk of Fame Network podcast.

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