NFL At 100: AP Was There, First Monday Night Football Game

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As part of its celebration of its 100th season, the NFL is designating a Game of the Week, each chosen to highlight a classic matchup. For Week 2, it is the Monday night game between the Browns and Jets.
To mark each Game of the Week, the AP will be reprinting its story of a classic matchup in the rivalry. The following is the story from the first Monday Night Football game in 1970, first published on Sept. 21, 1970, and written by Sports Writer Mike Rathet.
Browns shoot down Jets 31-21 in 1st “Monday Night Football” game

By MIKE RATHET
AP Sports Writer
CLEVELAND (AP) — Joe Namath and Leroy Kelly were supposed to be the offensive stars in the inaugural game of pro football’s prime-time telecasts. But the guys who moved the ball best were the guys in the striped shirts.
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