Wild Card

Lester Hayes lays waste to Kenny Stabler for a nine yard loss in the Raiders’ 1980 Wild Card game in Oakland.  This was the first year Stabler played for the Houston Oilers after being traded by Oakland.  The Raiders became the first Wild Card team to win the Super Bowl that season.  With the most interceptions (13) in the NFL in ’80, Hayes had two this day–he nabbed one in the end zone (third quarter), and took the other for a 20 yard touchdown (the last score of the game, late in the fourth quarter) in the 27-7 Raiders triumph.  Stickum was outlawed by the NFL the next year.  I am pretty sure that demonstrating the above form of tackling on kids at football camp would not be allowed.

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