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Remember when August mattered in the NFL?

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Five memorable moments from the HOF career of Robert Brazile

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Hall of Fame coach Vince Lombardi believed winning can become a habit. So can losing. So he played to win every time his Green Bay Packers took the field. During his nine seasons in Green Bay, Lombardi posted a 42-8 record during the exhibition season.

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Since becoming a first-round draft pick of the Oilers in 1975, Robert Brazile started every game over the next 10 seasons – 147 consecutive games without a miss.

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Hall-of-Famer Curley Culp explains why his former teammates, Johnny Robinson of Kansas City and Robert Brazile of Houston, should be serious candidates for Canton.

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Smerlas became a full-time starter in 1980 and would go on to make the most consecutive starts by a nose tackle in NFL history (110, including three playoff games).

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(Photos courtesy of the Bill Smith, Chicago Bears) By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network And then there was none. The Houston Oilers with Bum Phillips as head coach and Curley Culp as the nose tackle started a trend in the NFL in the 1970s that would produce Super Bowl championships and defensive brilliance. Phillips …

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By Rick Gosselin Talk of Fame Network Jack Butler is the only player in NFL history to average at least one defensive takeaway every two games. Butler played defensive back for the Pittsburgh Steelers for nine seasons in the 1950s, intercepting 52 passes and recovering 10 fumbles in 103 career games. He was named to …

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