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How A Dwayne Bowe Fumble Changed NFL History Forever 3

Posted on July 26, 2009 by Alex Johnson
A miscue by Dwayne Bowe late in a December 14, 2008 game had a ripple effect on NFL history.

A miscue by Dwayne Bowe late in a December 14, 2008 game had a ripple effect on NFL history.

The National Football League is a league rich in history.

There are many events over the course of the years that have changed the league’s history forever.

For example, consider back in the early days when Lamar Hunt was denied an NFL franchise. Therefore, he created the American Football League which later merged with the rival league.

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