1967 Pro Bowl

The 1967 Pro Bowl was the seventeenth annual National Football League (NFL) all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1966 season. The game was played on January 22, 1967, in a heavy rainstorm at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California before a sparse crowd of 15,062. This was the second-lowest attendance in the history of the Pro Bowl next to the inaugural game in 1939. The final score was East 20, West 10. For the second year in a row, the East dominated the West on the strength of turnovers. They recovered two fumbles and intercepted four passes.[1]

The game proved that the NFL had a successor to the great Jim Brown, who had retired after the 1965 season, with the presence of the Chicago Bears' Gale Sayers. Sayers was named back of the game while Floyd Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles was selected as lineman of the game. The coaches were Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys for the East and George Allen of the Los Angeles Rams for the West.[2]

1967 East–West Pro Bowl
Eastern Conference Western Conference
20 10
Head coach:
Tom Landry
(Dallas Cowboys)
Head coach:
George Allen
(Los Angeles Rams)
1234 Total
Eastern Conference 61400 20
Western Conference 0037 10
DateJanuary 22, 1967
StadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPsGale Sayers (Chicago Bears), Floyd Peters (Philadelphia Eagles)
Attendance15,062
TV in the United States
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersLindsey Nelson, Pat Summerall
LA Coliseum gate
The front of the L.A. Coliseum

References

  1. ^ "Only 15,062 see East defeat West, 20–10". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 23, 1967. pp. 26, 28. Retrieved January 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "The 1967 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2012.

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1968 Pro Bowl

The 1968 Pro Bowl was the National Football League's eighteenth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1967 season. The game was played on January 21, 1968, at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California. The final score was West 38, East 20. Gale Sayers of the Chicago Bears was named the back of the game for the second year in a row and Dave Robinson of the Green Bay Packers received the lineman of the game honors.

Attendance at the game was 53,289. The game had controversy because East coach Otto Graham of the Washington Redskins benched quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the fourth quarter. Some players questioned the benching of a player of Tarkenton’s stature in a charity game. The coach of the West squad was Don Shula of the Baltimore Colts, who won his second Pro Bowl in four years.

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