In the pre-Super Bowl era, football was a different game. Official Kobe Bryant signature shirt There was no pass interference, no illegal formation, no illegal hands to the face, no face mask penalties, no horse collar penalties, no roughing the passer or in the grasp, no complicated passing games, no defensive packages, no soccer-style kickers (virtually no kicking game)…basically, the pre-Super Bowl era doesn’t really resemble the modern game of football. The Super Bowl era brought two things: the modern football era and league expansion with the AFL/NFL merger, creating a bigger league that when a team won, they were champions of 26 teams as opposed to 16 NFL teams or 10 AFL teams.
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So pre Super Bowl era champions didn’t play as many teams or Official Kobe Bryant signature shirt games and there wasn’t much competition between the good teams vs the bad. Back then there was no “on any given Sunday” chance. That’s also when complicated passing games and defensive packages began. Air Coryell (mid to late 1970s San Diego Chargers) was the introduction of teams that emphasized the passing game over the running game. And defenses had to come up with packages to cover all those receivers, like the nickel, dime and prevent defenses. Passing in the NFL pre Super Bowl era was nowhere near as prevalent as it is now, but they were lights out in the AFL.