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NFL – Highlights – 1984 Season In Review


The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League…a season in which the Baltimore Colts relocated to Indianapolis, Indiana before the season….as the Colts new home field was the Hoosier Dome….while the New York Jets moved their home games from Shea Stadium in New York City to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey…while Shea got an overhaul.

The season ended with Super Bowl XIX….when the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Miami Dolphins 38-16 at Stanford Stadium in California….a game that Bone Daddy saw live….in the first Super Bowl that was televised by ABC….who entered into the annual championship game rotation with CBS and NBC. This game marked the second shortest distance between the Super Bowl host stadium in Stanford, California and a Super Bowl team in the San Francisco 49ers)….as the 49ers became the first team in NFL history to win 15 games in a regular season and to win 18 in an entire season which included the post-season. Additionally, two major offensive records were set this season….with Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino establishing a new single-season passing yards record with 5,084….which was later broken by Drew Brees and Tom Brady in 2011 and by Peyton Manning in 2013….and Eric Dickerson established a new single-season rushing yards record with 2,105….also during a season in which San Diego Chargers WR Charlie Joiner became the all-time leader in career receptions….a mark that he set in a game between the Chargers and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Stadium.

This was a season in which salaries increased significantly over the past two seasons in the NFL by rising up nearly fifty percent….as Oilers QB Warren Moon led the list at $1.1 million.  As I have said on numerous occasions….I have always enjoyed these season highlights from NFL Films….cuz they serve as a refresher course for this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile.

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