The First Winning Season In Oakland Raiders History

The Oakland Raiders came into pro football in 1960 as one of the original franchises of the American Football League (AFL). Like many teams, they struggled in those early years, but they eventually came to be one of the more successful teams in football. What about their first winning season though? As a brand new […]

The First Winning Season In Jacksonville Jaguars History

The Jacksonville Jaguars had come into the NFL in 1995 as an expansion team at the same time as the Carolina Panthers. The NFL had not expanded since 1976 when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Seattle Seahawks came into the league. Both of those franchises had to wait quite some time to experience their first […]

The Minnesota Vikings First Winning Season

The Minnesota Vikings came into the NFL in 1961 under some unusual circumstances. The ownership had originally agreed to be a member of the AFL, but then accepted an offer by the NFL to join them instead. Joining an established football league is a tough thing to do, especially for any team that wants success. […]

Cleveland Fans Don’t Wait Long For The First Winning Season In Franchise History

The Cleveland Browns are not among the oldest franchises in pro football history, but they can trace their team back to the years following World War II. Starting a franchise from scratch is a tough thing to do because assembling talent from a selection of players that are not already part of other teams can […]