This Day in Football: November 16

Denver Broncos, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

Many were amazed when Broncos QB Tim Tebow attempted just eight passes on Sunday and still pulled out the victory.

Well on this day in 1941, the Pittsburgh Steelers attempted zero passes against the Brooklyn Dodgers but still picked up a 14-7 win, their only victory of the season. In an era when the passing game wasn’t prominent, solid defense and touchdown runs by Dick Riffle and Art Jones paved the way.

Other teams to win a game without attempting a pass are:

Green Bay Packers defeat Portsmouth Spartans, 1933

Detroit Lions defeat Cleveland Rams, 1937

Cleveland Browns defeat Philadelphia Eagles, 1950

Take a look back at how the Broncos won with so few pass attempts in the modern game on Sunday:

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