Rare Sports Films






Both On One DVD!

(51 Minutes, Color)


Two back-to-back 1968 AFL "Week In Review" films are now together and in color on one 51-minute DVD from Rare Sportsfilms! Shown are all the highlights of the first two weeks of the 1968 season. Here are the games and players you'll see:


  • Friday Night, Sept. 6 at San Diego Stadium - HOF coach Paul Brown's brand new Cincinnati Bengals play their first game ever! QB Dewey Warren and Tom Smiley combine for first pass and reception in team history, and brilliant rookie Paul Robinson caps opening drive with first TD and 7-0 lead over favored Chargers! However, John Hadl, Brad Hubbert and Dick Post (140 yds in 16 rushes) are too much for baby Bengals and coach Sid Gillman's Chargers win season lidlifter, 29-13! Willie Frazier, Gary Garrison and Lance Alworth (ejected) also shown for San Diego, with Dale Livingston, Sherrill Headrick, Fletcher Smith and Warren McVea in action for Cincinnati.
  • Sunday Sept. 8 at War Memorial Stadium - Rookie QB Dan Darragh starts in place of injured Jack Kemp and leads Bills to early 7-0 lead, but Pats defense shuts down Bills for rest of game. Meanwhile, rookie R.C. Gamble has outstanding game and scores TD as Boston spoils Bills home opener, 16-7. Other Pats shown are Nick Buoniconti, Daryle Johnson, Houston Antwine, Willie Porter, Gino Cappelletti, Gene Thomas and Larry Garron. In action for Bills are Paul Costa, Dick Cunningham, Ben Gregory, Haven Moses and Elbert Dubenion.
  • Monday Night Sept. 9 at The Astrodome - In the most exciting game of the week, the Chiefs hold on to outlast Oiler comback, 26-21. QB Len Dawson, Otis Taylor, Bert Coan, Curtis McClinton, Wendell Hayes, Willie Mitchell, Noland Smith, Ernie Ladd, Jim Kearney, Emmitt Thomas and Jan Stenerud battle Oilers Pete Beathard, Sid Blanks, Alvin Reed, Ode Burrell and rookie Mac Haik.
  • (The Broncos, Dolphins, Jets and Raiders all had byes this first week)


  • Sunday Sept. 15 at War Memorial Stadium - Defending AFL Champion Raiders run up quick 21-0 lead and coast to lopsided 48-6 win. Rookie QB Darragh again gets starting nod and is shown with other Bills Max Anderson, Moses, Bob Cappadonna, Billy Shaw and Paul McGuire. Daryle Lamonica, Pete Banaszak, Larry Todd, Warren Wells, Hewritt Dixon, Gus and Jim Otto, Ben Davidson, Ike Lassiter, Dan Conners, Willie Brown and rookie George Atkinson in action for Raiders.
  • Saturday Night Sept. 14 at The Orange Bowl - Pete Beathard and rookie Mac Haik team up to lead Oilers to 24-10 victory over Miami. Also shown are Oilers Lionel Taylor, Charley Frazier, Woodie Campbell, Larry Carwell, Ken Houston, Zeke Moore and Jim Norton. In action for Dolphins are QB Bob Griese, Stan Mitchell, Karl Noonan, Frank Emanuel, Bob Neff and young rookie Larry Csonka.
  • Sunday Sept. 15 at old Municipal Stadium, K.C. - Joe Namath's TD passes to Don Maynard keep Jets just ahead of Chiefs for close 20-19 win! Other Jets shown are Emerson Boozer, Jim Turner, Pete Lammons and Gerry Philbin. Chiefs Len Dawson, Mitchell, Taylor, Goldie Sellers, Fred Arbanas, Willie Lanier and Buck Buchanan all appear for K.C.
  • Sunday Sept. 15 at Nippert Stadium - In their home opener and only their second game in history, Bengals knock off Broncos 24-10 for upset win! QB John Stofa, Bob Trumpy, McVea, Headrick, Smiley, Robinson, Livingston and Essex Johnson battle Broncos Eric Crabtree, Floyd Little, Garrett Ford, Al Denson and QB Jim LeClair.
  • (Chargers and Patriots had byes this week)

To get your own DVD of this rare footage, send $29.95 plus $5 shipping and handling to: (Illinois residents must add $2.30 state sales tax)

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