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Red Right 88 was the designation of a Cleveland Browns passing play that was most prominently called during the January 4, 1981 American Football Conference playoff game against the Oakland Raiders. City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division... January 4 is the 4th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1981 (MCMLXXXI) is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Football Conference (or AFC) is one of the two conferences that compose the National Football League. ... City Oakland, California Team Colors Silver and Black Head Coach Vacant Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960-1981) Los Angeles...


Trailing 14-12 with less than a minute remaining in the contest, the Browns had moved into position for a potential game-winning field goal. After Browns quarterback Brian Sipe called a time out, and conferred with head coach Sam Rutigliano, he chose to force a pass to tight end Ozzie Newsome. However, the pass was intercepted in the end zone by Raiders defensive back Mike Davis, putting an end to the Browns season, with Oakland advancing on to win Super Bowl XV. A field goal (formerly goal from the field) is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play (from the field) or via some sort of free shot. ... Brian Sipe (born 1949) is a former professional American Football player who played in the NFL between 1974-83 and the USFL in 1984-85. ... The head coach in sports coaching is the coach who is in charge of the other coaches. ... Sam Rutigliano (b. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Ozzie Newsome Jr. ... Mike Davis, 1999 (Photo by Anne Fishbein) Mike Davis is an American social commentator, urban theorist, and sociographer. ... Date January 25, 1981 Stadium Louisiana Superdome City New Orleans, Louisiana MVP Jim Plunkett, Quarterback Favorite Eagles by 3 National Anthem Helen OConnell Coin toss Marie Lombardi Halftime show Jim Skinner Productions presents Mardi Gras Festival Attendance 76,135 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg...


The logic behind trying for the touchdown was that Browns kicker Don Cockroft had previously missed two field goal attempts, had one point after attempt blocked and had another aborted following a bad snap.


The play call itself has since become an infamous part of Cleveland, Ohio sports lore, ranking with The Drive and The Fumble (from the 1986 and 1987 AFC Championship Games, respectively) as a bad memory that symbolizes the four-decade championship drought that has plagued the team. ... The Drive refers to the January 11, 1987 AFC Championship Game between the Denver Broncos and the Cleveland Browns. ... The Fumble refers to a specific incident in the January 17, 1988 AFC Championship Game between the Cleveland Browns and the Denver Broncos. ... AFC Championship Game is a football game played every year to determine the champion of the American Football Conference of the National Football League. ...


The contest itself, with a game-time temperature of 4°F (with a -37°F wind chill) was the coldest NFL game since the legendary Ice Bowl of December 31, 1967 that pitted the Dallas Cowboys against the Green Bay Packers. Just one year later, even colder conditions prevailed in the AFC Championship game between the Cincinnati Bengals and San Diego Chargers. The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from American cities and regions. ... The Ice Bowl was the 1967 NFL Championship game between the Green Bay Packers and the Dallas Cowboys. ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Irving, Texas Team Colors Royal Blue, Metallic Silver, Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Rowdy League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960-present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969) Capitol Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC East (1970-present) Team... Note: Basketball teams from Chicago and Anderson once used the name Packers as well. ... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team Colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City San Diego, California Team Colors Navy Blue, White, and Gold Head Coach Marty Schottenheimer Fight song San Diego Super Chargers Mascot {{{mascot}}} League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970-present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team...


 
 

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