Originally written on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/30/11
Another year has passed and in that year there has been no shortage of NFL story lines. Starting with a Green Bay Packers Super Bowl Championship run and ending with Tim Tebow and “Tebow-mania” the NFL has been full of surprises in 2011. We thought it may have been a dream for the Philadelphia Eagles but instead the Detroit Lions could be the “Dream Team.” These are the stories that shook us, took us and brought us on a journey for the year of 2011 in the NFL. 10. Al Davis Al Davis of the Oakland Raiders had his moments, but when all is said and done, he is still a man who will be missed in the National Football League. Raider Nation lost their leader this season when Al Davis passed away at age  82. The long-time owner of the Raiders helped reshape professional football and allowed it to become the juggernaut that it is today. Davis showed diversity as a coach, general manager and owner of the Oakland Raiders. He briefly left in 1966 to become the commissioner of the AFL to battle the NFL and would spur a championship game between the two, which later became the [...]
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