Historical Events on January 11th, 1987

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Historical Events

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"The Drive", trailing the Cleveland Browns 20-13 with only 5:32 remaining in the AFC Championship Game and the ball on their own two-yard line, Denver quarterback John Elway drove his team 98 yards for a touchdown to tie the game, which the Broncos won in overtime to advance to Super Bowl XXI

NFL Quarterback John Elway
NFL Quarterback
John Elway
  • AFC Championship Game: Denver Broncos beat Cleveland Browns 23-20 (OT)
  • Largest crowd (76,633) at NFL NY Giant Stadium (beat Wash 17-0)
  • NFC Championship Game: New York Giants beat Washington Redskins 17-0