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Pro Football in the 1970s - Sports History Network EPISODE 30, 12th July 2021
A Quarterback Duel of a Different Nature (1972 Bears vs. Lions)

A Quarterback Duel of a Different Nature (1972 Bears vs. Lions)

Pigskin Past is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Your Favorite Sport's Yesteryear.


In 1972, the NFL got a chance to see a quarterback duel of a different nature, one the likes of which the league, at least after 1950, had not previously seen. The teams involved were the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions, two long-time division rivals from the old Black and Blue Division, otherwise known back then as the NFC Central Division. The quarterbacks in this duel were none other than Bobby Douglass of the Bears and Greg Landry of the Lions. Both Douglass and Landry were runners, not scramblers, and there’s a difference.......

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PIgskin Past is a podcast dedicated to teaching fans about the history of the NFL during the 1970s, a time when the host (Joe Zagorski) grew up as a rabid fan of the game. Joe is also an author of multiple NFL books. See Joe's books below.

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