1957 : The Curse of Bobby Layne

December 29, 2018 all-day

The Curse of Bobby Layne from NFL Films

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On December 29, 1957, the Detroit Lions won their last NFL championship by defeating the Cleveland Browns. Star quarterback Bobby Layne missed the game due to a broken ankle. After the season was over, thinking that Layne was past his prime, the Lions traded him to Pittsburgh. According to legend, on his way out Layne said the Detroit Lions “would not win for 50 years”. They haven’t.

Source : Michigan Every Day.

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