Missed Opportunity: Jets and Chiefs Absent on Turkey Day

Posted: 13th November 2009 by schuyler cornwell in NFL
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Thanksgiving is drawing closer, carrying with it fond memories of turkey, gravy, cranberry sauce, and football. From the backyard games between families to the Cowboys and Lions on TV, we all have our own traditions. The NFL, though, missed the opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the Thanksgiving Classic. In a year where the NFL is commemorating 50 years of AFL football and force feeding us throwback jerseys of the sixties, the original AFL teams are missing. The New York Titans (Jets) and The Dallas Texans (Chiefs), played the first Thanksgiving game for the AFL. The Titans won the game 41-35. In fact, the New York Titans played in the first three Thanksgiving games for the AFL, winning all three. It's odd that while the NFL is celebrating the AFL, the third game on Thanksgiving wi ...

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