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Who should be the senior candidate for the Class of 2019?

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TOFN “5 Games” podcast: QB Ken Anderson revisits his 1982 shootout with HOFer Dan Fouts

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TOFN “5 Games” podcast: QB Ken Anderson revisits the 1982 Super Bowl & the goal-line stand

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There were 22 positions players selected to the 1970s NFL all-decade first team and 20 have been enshrined in Canton. The two that haven’t? Cowboys Cliff Harris and Drew Pearson.

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Steve Atwater’s second straight appearance in the Super Bowl on January 31, 1999 should have been a moment of triumph. Instead it was a stinging farewell. In today’s Talk of Fame Network “5 Games’’ podcast, the Broncos’ former All-Decade safety recalls the joy of winning his second straight Super Bowl ring and the bittersweet nature …

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Steve Atwater erased the memory of a crushing Super Bowl defeat by coming back eight years later and leading the Broncos to an upset victory over Brett Favre and the packers in Super Bowl XXXII. Should he have been the MVP?

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Steve Atwater was known for his hard hits but no one could have predicted the long-term impact of a lick he put on Chiefs’ running back Christian Okoye 28 years ago on Monday Night Football. It’s the hit whose bell keeps on ringing..

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Steve Atwater explains on Talk of Fame Networks’ “5 Games” podcast the impct he made as a rookie in Denver and how Wade Phillips’ use of him made it happen.

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Anderson completed 218 of his 309 passes in the strike-shortened 1982 season to set the record – a record that would stand for 27 years before Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints would complete 70.6 percent of his passes in 2009.

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It was the only time in Ken Anderson’s 16-year career that he would reach a Super Bowl. He passed for 300 yards and a pair of touchdowns that day but it wouldn’t be enough to give the Bengals a Lombardi Trophy in their first Super Bowl appearance.

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The Bengals had another edge that day – their head coach Forrest Gregg. A Hall of Fame offensive tackle with the Green Bay Packers, Gregg played in the only game colder in NFL history – the 1967 “Ice Bowl” in Green Bay.

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O.J. Simpson rushed for 197 yards that Monday night against the Bengals – but he wasn’t the best offensive player on the field. Anderson, arguably the best quarterback not in the Hall of Fame, enjoyed the finest game of his career, passing for 447 yards and two touchdowns to sink the Bills.

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Anderson wound up passing for more yards (32,838) and more touchdowns (197) than any quarterback in his 1971 draft class. He won four NFL passing titles, two in the 1970s and two more in the 1980s, and was the NFL MVP in 1981 when he took the Bengals to their first Super Bowl.

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Could we see Tim Tebow on the football field again, this time with the Alliance of American Football League and with Steve Spurrier as his head coach? “We just have to find out,” said Spurrier

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Former Florida and South Carolina head coach Steve Spurrier explains why he’s returning to coaching … and pro coaching at that … after nearly three years off the job.

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Eddie George no longer sees himself as a football player trying to act. Now the star of “Chicago” says he is an actor who once played football.

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Jason Witten played 15 seasons for the Dallas Cowboys and became the franchise’s all-time leading receiver. In fact, his 1,152 career catches place him second all-time among NFL tight ends and fourth overall.

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Mike Haynes finally got to the Super Bowl in 1983 and became a world champion. But he had to holdout, sue the NFL and sit out 11 weeks of that season to finally get his chance.

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