“Upon further review” is a recurring segment in which This Given Sunday analyzes quirks and fascinating tidbits from the NFL’s history books. Let’s bring you all the way back to…1999, when point differential was still a major tiebreaker when it came to deciding who made the NFL playoffs. The Green Bay Packers and Carolina Panthers were tied for the last playoff spot in...
Safety is the most literally named position in football, aside from maybe kicker and punter. A safety is meant to be that impenetrable last wall of defense should the other nine or ten players on the defense fail to do their jobs. So, when a safety flops it is monumentally ironic, but unfortunately it happens. In 1999 the Packers used their first three draft choices on defensive...
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