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    The San Diego Chargers "Glory Road....or not"

    So I am currently starting the 1976 season in My Football Mogul Dynasty and I have yet to win a Super Bowl; here is a quick overview;
    The NAFL (North American Football League) is divided into the Eastern and Western Football Conferences
    I have my league set up on a 16 game schedule; with 31 Teams; 3 Wildcard and 3 Divisional Winners per conference
    The Eastern Football Conference is as follows:
    EFC EAST: Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Federals, Baltimore Colts, New York Titans, New England Patriots
    EFC CENTRAL: Tennessee Rebels, Houston Oilers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Bulls
    EFC WEST: San Diego Chargers, Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders
    The Western Football Conference is as follows:
    WFC NORTH: Green Bay Packers, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Toronto Argonauts
    WFC SOUTH: Dallas Texans, Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers
    WFC WEST: Los Angeles Express, San Francisco 49ers, Arizona Wranglers, St. Louis Stampede, Oklahoma City Outlaws

    1975 Super Bowl: The Atlanta Falcons defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 13-10; Super Bowl MVP was WR Ken Burrow (7 rec, 100 yds, 1 td)

    The San Diego Chargers have a 53-41-2 record from 1970-75; finishing 9-5-2 in 1975 and losing a divisional round playoff game to the Kansas City
    Chiefs 24-13: Dan Fouts was the Team MVP throwing for 4,122 yds, 32 TD's, 12 INT's (I know crazy number for 1975 but it is a simulation game)

    Head Coach Don Coryell and Offensive Coordinator Bill Walsh are expecting great things in 1976; The Draft held at the Roosevelt Hotel, NYC, April 8-10, 1976 was a successful one, "We will see how these fellas hold up at our OTA's at the end of the month" The GM was quoted as saying earlier this week. The draft yielded;

    1st Round (14th; picked up from the Oakland Raiders in 1974) RB Chuck Muncie, 6'2" 227, California
    2nd Round (57th) LB Woodrow Lowe, 6'0" 227, Alabama
    3rd Round (88th) LB Bob Horn, 6'3" 233, Oregon State
    4th Round (119th) C Don Macek, 6'2" 265, Boston College
    5th Round (150th) RB Gary Davis, 5'10" 203, Northern Colorado
    6th Round (181st) FB Don Testerman, 6'2" 231, Clemson
    7th Round (212th) QB Josh Hatch, 6'0" 190, Virginia Tech
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    August 29, 1976
    San Diego, CA. - The San Diego Chargers have made a final roster move, the team has announced this afternoon. Veteran signal caller Craig Morton has been released to test the free agent market. The 12 year Quarterback, 5 years with Dallas and 6 Years with Denver, has thrown for 20,638 yards in his career. "We had four quarterbacks on our roster," responded Coryell to the press this afternoon. "Sometimes tough decisions have to be made, we wish him the best." Morton, who saw limited action backing up Dan Fouts, was 14-31-2 and 2 TD's in 1975.

    The move came one week after the Chargers concluded their preseason with a 2-2 record
    Saturday July 31, 1976 Philadelphia 7 @ San Diego 20
    Friday August 6, 1976 in Norman, Oklahoma, New England 17 San Diego 26
    Monday August 16, 1976 in Tokyo, Japan, St. Louis 20 San Diego 10
    Saturday August 21, 1976 in Halawa, Hawaii, San Francisco 17 San Diego 16
    The Chargers begin the season with a new Offensive Coordinator; Head Coach Don Coryell; Offensive Coordinator Bill Walsh; Coryell and Walsh are joined this season by Howard Mudd, Offensive Line Coach, and Earnel Durden Offensive Backs Coach. Defensive Coordinator Jackie Simpson, Defensive Line Coach Rudy Feldman and Defensive Back Coach Ernie Zampese round out the current staff. "We hope to announce a starting line up by Wednesday afternoon." The GM was quoted as saying Sunday evening.
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    Friday September 3, 1976 The San Diego Tribune reported that the Chargers have departed for Texas for there opening round contest against the Houston Oilers. The Chargers front office released a starting roster for Sunday's season opener late Thursday night and is a follows:
    Bill Walsh's Offense
    QB #14 Dan Fouts, 6'3" 204, Oregon; RB #46 Chuck Muncie, 6'2" 227, California; FB #33 Don Woods, 6'1" 209, New Mexico; TE #85 Gary Parris, 6'5" 241, Florida State; WR #27 John Cathey, 5'9" 171, Western Carolina; WR #22 Charley Young, 6'1" 213, N.C. State; LT #66 Billy Shields, 6'7" 266, Georgia Tech; LG #63 Doug Wilkerson, 6'3" 256, North Carolina Central; C #77 Alex Parkinson, 6'2" 251, UNLV; RG #62 Ed White, 6'2" 275, California; RT #71 Jim Nicholson, 6'4" 269, Michigan State
    Jacki Simpson's Defense
    DE #79 Gary Johnson, 6'2" 260, Grambling State; DT #75 Wally Chambers, 6'6" 253, Eastern Kentucky; DT #74 Louie Kelcher, 6'5" 290. SMU; DE #68 Leroy Jones, 6'8" 263. Norfolk State; LB #54 David Wright, 6'3" 227, Kansas State; LB #57 Gerry Bertier, 6'2" 225, Notre Dame; LB # 51 Woodrow Lowe, 6'0" 227, Alabama; CB #24 Brandon Stewart, 6'0" 177, Kansas State; CB #23 Ron Bolton, 6'2" 170, Norfolk State; S #40 Bruce Laird, 6'0" 193, American International; S #42 Mike Fuller, 5'9" 187, Auburn
    Special Teams
    Kicker #3 Greg Ellsworth; Punter #5 Mike Appleton; Kick and Punt return specialist #20 Johnny Rodgers, 5'10" 180. Nebraska

    Reporters caught up with Offensive Backs Coach Earnel Durden prior to the team's departure, "I am very excited about Muncie and Woods. This is Woods second season at Fullback so I expect he will have a much better year. And Muncie, well he is a tough athlete, I look forward to seeing what he can accomplish on the field this season."
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    San Diego Chargers @ Houston Oilers pre-game report
    No injuries to report for both teams.
    Last Meeting: December 15, 1974, Houston 6 @ San Diego 16
    All time record: 1-1

    The Chargers (9-5-2 in '75) will be led by reigning NFL MVP Dan Fouts, 4,122 yards passing last season and 32 TDs; His strong arm and football smarts led his team to the divisional playoff round last season. "Air Coryell was at its best last season, now we just got to stop 'em on defense" The GM mentioned in an interview Saturday afternoon. "We brought Coryell here from St. Louis to win a Championship."
    Johnny Rodgers, who had 694 yards rushing and 538 receiving yards from the Running Back position, will be moving back Wide Receiver for the '76 season joining a solid WR core the includes Cathey and Young. Don Woods, who added 645 yards on the ground, will be playing along side Rookie stand out Chuck Muncie. On Defense the loss of DE Steve DeLong to the Tennessee Rebels forced second year man Leroy Jones into the starting lineup. "He is ready" Simpson claimed earlier in the week. Coryell and Simpson will also be hoping for a solid performance from Rookie Linebacker Woody Lowe.

    The Houston Oilers (8-8 in '75) have a solid second year Quarterback in Steve Bartkowski, 3,080 yards and 22 TDs in 1975, "He is a big man with a strong arm, Our defense will have their hands full this weekend," Coryell responded when asked about the Oilers Signal Caller. Bartkowski's number one target is wide out Charlie Joiner, 91 receptions for 1,313 yards and 12 TD's in '75. Another threat is Running Back Hoyle Granger, 1,319 yards rushing and 11 TD's last season. On the defensive side of the ball the Oilers are led by Safety Ken Houston and Linebacker Pete Barnes. Defensive end Elvin Bethea has been known to create some challenging match ups as well.
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    Sunday, September 5, 1976

    Location: Houston, Texas
    Attendance: 62,429
    Weather: Sunny and 74 outside the Astrodome

    “Fast Start for the Chargers as they beat the Oilers 33-10” – San Diego Tribune

    A fast start was just what the Chargers needed. San Diego opened up an early 20-3 lead as Dan Fouts found the end zone twice in the first quarter, with a 48 yard strike to Gary Parris and a 4 yard pass to Chuck Muncie. Fouts ended the day with 345 yards passing and 10 yards rushing. Even more importantly, the Chargers had three interceptions to win the turnover battle 3-0, including a 55 yard return for a TD by Mike Williams. “From start to finish, we played some great football,” said Chargers Head Coach Don Coryell, “Our players really got after it.”

    Keys to the Game: San Diego had a trio of Interceptions by Bruce Laird, Mike Fuller, and Mike Williams. Gary Ellsworth had four field goals of 29, 38, 20 and 24 yards. Ellsworth tied his own team record for Field Goals (4) in a game he set Sept 30, 1973. San Diego finished the day with 406 yards of total offense to Houston’s 270.

    Top Performers
    San Diego
    QB Dan Fouts (Game MVP) 27-34-0, 345 yds, 2 TDs
    TE Gary Parris 8 receptions, 112 yds, 1 TD
    WR John Cathey 8 receptions, 109 yds
    RB Chuck Muncie 5 carries, 20 yds; 6 receptions, 45 yds, 1 TD
    K Gary Ellsworth 4 Field goals, 3 PAT (15 points)
    LB Woodrow Lowe 6 tackles, 1 sack
    DE Gary Johnson 4 tackles
    Houston
    QB Steve Bartkowski 14-28-3, 148 yds
    TE Andre Tillman 5 receptions 49 yds
    DT Jim Pietrzak 8 tackles
    S Ken Houston 7 tackles
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    Around the League – September 7, 1976

    The defending Super Bowl champions opened their 1976 campaign with a victory in Baltimore, 28-14, at Memorial Stadium. Running Back Lincoln Minor contributed to the win with 84 yards of total offense. While Full Back Harmon Wages accounted for 82 yards. The Falcons, which line up in a 3-4 defense, got great help from their Linebacking core. Michael Taylor, Chris Richards, Marvin Davis, and Fulton Kuykendall combined for 22 tackles and 3 sacks. “They are a very athletic bunch of guys,” said Head coach Marion Campbell when the press caught up with after the game.

    Key performances
    RB Ron Johnson, Green Bay Packers, 117 yds of total offence and a TD in a 33-17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs
    WR Charley Taylor, Washington Federals, 11 receptions, 128 yds, 2 TDs in a 26-0 victory over the Tennessee Rebels
    QB Archie Manning, New Orleans Saints, 294 yds passing and 5 TDs in a 41-21 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
    RB Robert Newhouse, Dallas Texans, 154 yds of total offense and 2 TDs in a 27-7 victory over the St. Louis Stampede

    Injury report
    Arizona will be without CB Eddie Bishop for the next 7 weeks with a broken tibia
    G Brian Goodman, Baltimore Colts, is out for 6 weeks with a fractured elbow
    Cincinnati Bengals wide out, Harry Fuller, is out for the season with torn ankle ligament
    Jacksonville Tackle Don Morrison is out 6 weeks with a sprained neck
    Dallas QB Dick Shiner is out for the season with a torn ankle ligament
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    Very Nice!

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    Free Agent Tracker - San Diego Tribune September 9, 1976

    Reports from the Dallas camp were confirmed last night, The Texans have signed free agent Quarterback Jerry Tagge to a multi year deal.
    Jerry has spent the last 5 seasons with the New York Titans, backing up starter Joe Namath. He appeared in 72 games, 2 starts, throwing for 1,177 yards and 2 TD's. He has two Super Bowl rings to show for his stay in New York. Tagge Joins Roger Staubach and Evan McQuilken on the Texans roster.
    "He is a welcome addition to the team," mentioned Jim Myers, Texans offensive line coach, when asked about the recent acquisition.
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    Oakland Raiders @ San Diego Chargers pre-game report
    No injuries to report for both teams
    Location/time: San Diego Stadium; 9/12/76; 1:15 pm start time
    Last Meeting: December 14, 1975, San Diego 17 @ Oakland 14
    All time record: 5-7

    “Fouts vs. Stabler VI” – San Diego Tribune

    San Diego (1-0) is coming off a decisive victory against the Houston Oilers down in Southeast Texas. Air Coryell was on full display in the Astrodome. This week only gets tougher as they face “Ole man” Willie Brown, Ken Stoddard, and sixteen year veteran Dave Grayson. “They have a talented defense that’s for sure……but that kid behind center is something special. It’s going to another grudge match between two teams that know each other well.” Mentioned Jackie Simpson when asked about the division rival
    On the defensive side of the ball, San Diego’s front four, Johnson, Chambers, Kelcher, and Jones will have their hands full trying to contain Clarence Davis and Mark Van Eeghen.

    Oakland (1-0) defeated the Denver Broncos 34-21 at Alameda County Stadium in front of nearly 63,000 rowdy fans. Ken Stabler threw for 255 yards and 3 TDs en route to the victory. Stabler found Clarence Davis 6 times for 45 yards and Warren Wells 4 times for 70 yards and two Touchdowns. Fullback Mark Van Eeghen added 124 yards on the ground behind Gene Upshaw, Art Shell, and George Buehler. Oakland finished the 1975 campaign with a 7-7-2 record and have compiled a 51-39-3 record under current head coach John Madden.
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    Sunday, September 12, 1976

    Location: San Diego, California
    Attendance: 52,696
    Weather: Cloudy; 76 degrees; Wind: Calm
    Game MVP: Dan Fouts

    “Another one for the ages, the Bolts hold on 24-21” – San Diego Tribune

    The San Diego Chargers and The Oakland Raiders locked horns for 60 minutes at San Diego Stadium Sunday afternoon. Both teams battled through a scoreless first quarter. Kenny Stabler and Oakland Raiders found the end zone first, 13:21 left in the second, with a 23 yard strike from Stabler to Wide Receiver Warren Wells. Fouts and company then took the field and engineered a 10 play, 79 yard drive that ended when Fouts connected with John Cathey for a 16 yard pass to the corner of the end zone. Fouts was 5 of 5 for 75 yards on the drive. Not to be out done, Stabler and Raiders Head Coach, John Madden, crafted a brilliant 11 play, 81 yard drive that led to a Dave Sullivan 9 yard touchdown. That ended the scoring the first half and the Raiders went into the locker room up 14-7. The third quarter began the same way the second quarter ended. Stabler lead the black and silver down the field dragging 7:51 off the clock before Mark Van Eeghen dove across the goal line from 1 yard out. Fortunately for the Chargers that would be the last points of the day for the Raiders. “Our defense started making tackles that needed to be made,” Mentioned Leroy Jones in a post game interview. Though the Chargers and their dynamic coach are known for their dominating passing attack, it was the ground game that got the Bolts going. A young rookie by the name of Chuck Muncie gained 77 of his game high 119 yards in the second half. “He showed the poise of a veteran and took control of the game,” said Earnel Durden when asked about the talented young running back. Muncie’s hard running set up two short yard touchdown passes to himself and Charley Young. Kicker Greg Ellsworth finally put the game away with a 43 yard field goal, with 1:43 left in the game.

    Top Performers
    San Diego
    QB Dan Fouts 20-28-0, 247 yds, 3 tds
    RB Chuck Muncie 27 carries, 119 yards; 4 receptions, 24 yards
    WR Charley Young 6 receptions, 97 yards, 1 td
    S Bruce Laird 6 total tackles, 2 passes defended
    Oakland
    QB Ken Stabler 20-33-1, 217 yards, 1 td
    WR Dave Sullivan 6 receptions, 80 yards 1 td
    RB Clarence Davis 6 receptions, 47 yards
    LB Dan Conners 11 total tackles, 0.5 sacks
    DT Otis Sistrunk 9 total tackles, 0.5 sacks
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    Monday, September 13, 1976

    “Nicholson Lost for four weeks” – San Diego Tribune

    The Chargers will have to go the next four weeks without starting Right Tackle Jim Nicholson. Nicholson was assisted off the field midway through the third quarter of yesterday’s game. The team physician has diagnosed Nicholson with a hip stress fracture. “Nicholson is a solid tackle. We look forward to his quick return,” Offensive Line coach Howard Mudd said to when reporters caught up with him on Monday afternoon. “But when you have a veteran backup like Thigpen ya know your gonna be alright.” Nicholson had started 34 straight games at Left Tackle before the incident occurred with 5:43 left in the third quarter of Sunday’s match up. Six year veteran Tackle Thomas Thigpen will start in Nicholson’s absence. Thigpen has started 70 games for the Chargers since joining the team in 1970. He has allowed 30.25 sacks, and has been penalized 29 times for 186 yards.
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    Around the League – September 14, 1976

    The defending Super Bowl champs flexed their muscle again last Sunday afternoon, as they trounced the New Orleans Saints 37-0. Marion Campbell’s bunch dominated on both side of the ball, “They beat us up and down the field. It is tough to win in this league, even more difficult when you execute as poorly as we did,” declared Saints second year Head Coach John North. Saints Quarterback Archie Manning was sacked 6 times on the day. In other news The Green Bay Packers, led by versatile back Ron Johnson, improved to 2-0 on the season with a 24-7 over the Oklahoma City Outlaws. Meanwhile, the defending EFC Champs, the Kansas City Chiefs, dropped to 0-2 after a 24-21 Loss to the New York Titans.

    Week 2 Key performances
    QB Charlie Conerly, Cleveland Browns; 25-40-2, 306 yds, 3 touchdown passes in a 37-31 victory over the Arizona Wranglers
    WR Charles Smith, Denver Broncos, 10 receptions, 155 yds, 1 touchdown as the Broncos out dueled the New England Patriots 21-14
    RB Dickie Post, Tennessee Rebels, contributed 186 tot yds (113 on the ground, 73 through the air) in a 34-7 defeat of the Cincinnati Bengals
    LB Bob Babich, Tennessee Rebels, 7 tackles, 2.5 sacks
    LB Jack Ham, St. Louis Stampede, 9 tackles in a 24-21 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers

    Week 2 injury Report
    TE Cooper Wilson, Atlanta Falcons, out for 5 weeks with a dislocated hip
    WR Terry Metcalf, Carolina Panthers, out for 6 weeks with a fractured elbow
    S Tommy Myers, Chicago Bears, out for 3 weeks with a dislocated shoulder
    T Mike Askea, Houston Oilers, out for 7 weeks with a sprained ankle
    LB Chuck Allen, Jacksonville Bulls, out for 7 weeks with torn quadruceps
    LB Bobby Bell, Kansas City Chiefs, out for 8 weeks with a a stretched knee ligament
    LB Dale Hackbart, Minnesota Vikings, out for 14 weeks with a torn ankle ligament
    LB Dave Wilcox, San Francisco Spartans, out for 9 weeks with a stretched Knee ligament

    Week 2 Free Agent report
    TE Grant Gardner signed a one year deal worth 77,000 with the Atlanta Falcons. Gardner spent 4 seasons with Toronto and 1 season with Philadelphia. He has started 13 games in his career and has 97 receptions, 1,343 yards, and 5 touchdowns
    S Brian Buchanan signed a 3 year contract with the Chicago Bears worth 70,000 a year. Buchanan appeared in 17 games with the Toronto Argonauts in 2 seasons. He had 9 total tackles while employed with the Argonauts
    T Matt Herkenoff, University of Minnesota, signed a one year contract worth 42,000 with the Houston Oilers. Herkenoff is an undrafted free agent.
    LB, Jackie Burkett, a 15 year vet, has signed a one year deal worth 50,000 with Kansas CIty. Burkett has 96 starts through is career, with Baltimore, New Orleans, Dallas, and Tampa Bay. He has 412 tackles and 23.5 sacks in his long career.

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    Chicago Bears @ San Diego Chargers pre-game report
    Location/time: San Diego Stadium, 9/19/76, 1:15 start time
    Last Meeting: December 22, 1974; San Diego 31 @ Chicago 7
    All time record: 1-1

    “Next up, The Chicago Bears” – San Diego Tribune

    San Diego (2-0) edged out the division rival Raiders last Sunday. “It was a great way to kick off our home opener,” Coryell stated earlier in the week. “Southern California was out in force to support us.” Coryell also mentioned that the team is ready to go after a “fantastic” week of practice. Starting Quarterback Dan Fouts enters the game with 592 yards passing and 5 touchdowns. His top target on the year, John Cathey, has hauled in 13 catches for 162 yards and 1 touchdown. Rookie Chuck Muncie has contributed 139 yards on the ground and 67 through the air. On the defensive side of the ball the Chargers will rely on their back four to apply pressure and limit yards after catch is made. “We are having great success shutting down the running game. Now we just need to apply that success to our pass defense” observed Jacki Simpson Thursday afternoon.
    Injury report: T Jim Nicholson out with a hip stress fracture; T Thomas Thigpen will get the start

    Chicago (0-2) is coming off a disastrous defeat at the hands of the San Francisco Spartans, 31-10, and is still looking for its first win of the ’76 campaign. “It does not get any easier for us this week. They got themselves a great ball club down there in San Diego,” said Head Coach Abraham Gibron when asked about his next opponent. Gribron is in seventh season at the helm. He has compiled a 45-49-4 record. He will be looking to starting Quarterback Alex Ross to get something going this week. Ross threw for 3,648 yards and 31 touchdowns last season and Gibron is hoping his signal caller can find that spark again soon. The Bears will also be looking toward their defense to ground Air Coryell for the day.
    Injury Report: T Ernie Wright is out with a fractured forearm; T Ed George will get the start
    S Tommy Myers is out with a dislocated shoulder; S Robert Jones will get the start

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    Sunday, September 19, 1976

    Location: San Diego, California
    Attendance: 51,711
    Weather: Cloudy; 80 degrees; Wind: Calm
    Game MVP: Chuck Muncie

    “Muncie takes control in 31-20 victory over the Bears” – San Diego Tribune

    First and ten from the San Diego 26, 13:21 left in the first. Fouts takes the snap, turns, pitches left to Muncie. Muncie’s got a host of blockers out there, he sprints left and turns up the field. Oh what a move…..HE GONE…..Down the sidelines…….he’s at the 30…..the 20…the 10….TOUCHDOWN CHARGERS. 74 yards untouched…..this kid is unbelievable.” Chuck Muncie entered the Chargers record book on Sunday afternoon eclipsing Mike Montgomery’s 65 yard touchdown run set on September 10, 1972. He finished the day with 143 yards on 23 carries and 2 touchdowns. Fullback Don Woods added another 62 yards on the ground as the Chargers defeated the Bears 31-20. A scary moment came in the second quarter for the Charger Nation as Dan Fouts went down with an apparent injury. Fouts was 7 of 17 for 101 yard and 1 TD up to that point. Backup Quarterback Neal Jeffery would finish the day under center. “We had to alter our game plan a little.” Mentioned Offensive Coordinator Bill Walsh after the game. “We just gave ‘em a heavy dose of Muncie and Woods.” Head Coach Don Coryell was also quick to credit the Offensive Line for allowing the run game to succeed as it did. Coryell was also asked about the status of his star Quarterback, ‘Well you saw the same thing I did, Buffone got a hold ‘em and he went down awkwardly……..will see what the team doctor has to say.”

    Top Performers
    San Diego
    RB Chuck Muncie 23 carries, 146 yards, 2 tds
    FB Don Woods 9 carries 62 yards
    WR Charlie Young 3 receptions, 50 yards, 1 td
    LB Gerry Bertier 9 total tackles
    S Mike Fuller 8 total tackles
    Chicago
    QB Alex Ross 23-41-2, 299 yards, 2 tds
    WR Bob Wallace 7 receptions, 106 yards
    TE Dan Fortmann 6 receptions, 71 yards, 1 td
    LB Doug Buffone 9 total tackles, 2 sacks
    LB Brian Kelley 8 total tackles
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    Around the League – Tuesday, September 21, 1976

    James Hamilton of the Cincinnati Bengals threw for 355 yards and 6 touchdown passes as he led his team passed the Pittsburgh Steelers 52-24. Hamilton’s 6 touchdown performance tied Kansas City’s Travis Wilson for most ever in a game. “It was one heck of a show,” declared Bengals Head Coach Rick Forzano. “He was on fire and on target all afternoon long.”

    Los Angeles Express team captain, Bert Jones, threw for 328 yards and 4 touchdowns en route to a 38-10 victory over the Houston Oilers. Jones, in his fourth season with the Express, has thrown for 8,496 yards and 71 touchdowns. “He has been our team leader since the day he walked into training camp in 73,” said Offensive Coordinator Ken Meyer of his All Pro Quarterback.

    The Detroit Lions and Head Coach Joe Schmidt got their first win of the season as they downed the Oklahoma City Outlaws 24-7. All Pro Wide Receiver Sam Dickerson had 5 receptions for 157 yards. Dickerson is coming off a fantastic ’75 campaign and has 14 receptions for 352 yards and 1 touchdown.

    Injury Report - “Rough week around the NFL” – San Diego Tribune
    WR Harold Carmicheal, Washington Federals, is out for the next 7 weeks with a fractured foot
    DE Richard Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers, will miss the rest of the season with a torn Labrum.
    S Tom Janik. New England Patriots, is out for the next 14 weeks with a torn ankle ligament
    C Jack Rudnay, Kansas City Chiefs, is out for the next 14 weeks with a fractured ankle
    TE Bob Moore, Jacksonville Bulls, will miss the rest of the season with a torn labrum

    Reports out the San Diego Camp are Dan Fouts suffered a minor injury in last Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears and should be available for next week’s trip to Denver. “Fouts is practicing this week.” Commented Coryell when asked about the status of his Quarterback, “he is a competitor and he assures me he will be ready to roll come Sunday.” Coryell also mentioned that Tackle Jim Nicholson continues to recover and he will not be available for a few more weeks. “Maybe when we face Cleveland…..Maybe”

    Week 3 key performances
    WR Moses Ford, Arizona Wranglers, 7 receptions, 113 yards in a 17-14 win over St. Louis
    RB Ron Johnson, Green Bay Packers, 158 total yards in a 24-7 win over Oakland
    WR James Fuller, Seattle Seahawks, 5 receptions 136 yards in a 24-21 win over Minnesota
    QB Ken Anderson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers. 25-37-1, 336 yard, 2 tds in a 30-24 win over Dallas

    *Season standings and stats will be available after week four.
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