1967 Pro Bowl

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1967 East–West Pro Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Eastern Conference 6 14 0 0 20
Western Conference 0 0 3 7 10
Date January 22, 1967
Stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, California
Co-MVPs Gale Sayers (Chicago Bears) & Floyd Peters (Philadelphia Eagles)
Attendance 15,062
TV in the United States
Network CBS
Announcers Lindsey Nelson, Pat Summerall
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The front of the L.A. Coliseum

The 1967 Pro Bowl was the NFL's seventeenth annual all-star game which featured the outstanding performers from the 1966 season. The game was played on January 22, 1967, in a heavy rainstorm at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California before a sparse crowd of 15,062. This was the second lowest attendance in the history of the Pro Bowl next to the inaugural game in 1939. The final score was East 20, West 10. For the second year in a row, the East dominated the West on the strength of turnovers. They recovered two fumbles and intercepted four passes.[1]

The game proved that the NFL had a successor to the great Jim Brown, who had retired after the 1965 season, with the presence of the Chicago Bears' Gayle Sayers. Sayers was named back of the game while Floyd Peters of the Philadelphia Eagles was selected as lineman of the game. The coaches were Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys for the East and George Allen of the Los Angeles Rams for the West. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Only 15,062 see East defeat West, 20–10". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. AP. January 23, 1967. pp. 26,28. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ "The 1967 Pro Bowl". Bolding Sports Research. Archived from the original on January 19, 2012. Retrieved January 19, 2012. 

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