Friday, September 9, 1960: American Football League

The AFL makes its regular-season debut as the Denver Broncos defeat the Boston Patriots, 13-10, before about 21,000 fans in Boston. The eight-team league marks the first serious challenge to the National Football League since the All-American Football Conference ended operations in 1949. (The NFL and the AFL would merge in 1966, with the first Super Bowl in January 1967.)

* Box score: @
* Footage from Patriots practices: @ and @
* History of AFL (from Pro Football Hall of Fame): @
* RememberTheAFL.com (fan website): @

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