1976 NFL Season

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As originally written by Jimmy Delach:


PRESEASON

Friday 7/23: Steelers-College All-Stars (Chicago), 9:30, ABC. Frank Gifford, Bud Wilkinson, Lee Grosscup

Saturday 7/24: Lions-Broncos (Canton, OH - Hall of Fame Game), 2:00, ABC. Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell

Friday 8/6: Cowboys-Rams, 10:00, CBS. Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Saturday 8/14: Steelers-Redskins, 9:00, NBC. Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Friday 8/20: Giants-Steelers, 8:00, ABC. Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell

Saturday 8/21: Rams-Raiders, 9:00, NBC. Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Sunday 8/22: Bengals-Vikings, 1:30, CBS. Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Saturday 8/28: Steelers-Cowboys, 9:00, ABC. Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell

Sunday 8/29: Raiders-49ers, 3:30, CBS. Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Saturday 9/4: Oilers-Cowboys, 9:00, ABC. Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell

Sunday 9/5: Vikings-Broncos, 3:30, NBC. Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

NOTE: The College All-Star game ended in the third quarter due to pouring rain, with Pittsburgh leading 24-0. This would be the final game of the series; the earlier starting time for the HOF game was in part because of ABC's coverage of the Summer Olympics.



WEEK 1, 1976 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 9/12:

Colts-Patriots, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Broncos-Bengals, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Rams-Falcons, 1, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Tom Brookshier

Giants-Redskins, 1, CBS, Don Criqui, Sonny Jurgensen

Jets-Browns, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Lions-Bears, 2, CBS, Paul Hornung, Johnny Morris

Vikings-Saints, 2, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Eagles-Cowboys, 2, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

Chargers-Chiefs, 2, NBC, Jack Buck, Len Dawson

49ers-Packers, 2, CBS, Bob Costas, Tommy McDonald

Buccaneers-Oilers, 2, NBC, Ross Porter, Mike Haffner

Steelers-Raiders, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Cardinals-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Jim Thacker, Alex Hawkins

Monday 9/13:

Dolphins-Bills, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 2, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 9/19:

Falcons-Lions, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Browns-Steelers, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Paul Maguire

Oilers-Bills, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Dolphins-Patriots, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Giants-Eagles, 1, CBS, Don Criqui, Sonny Jurgensen

Chargers-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Seahawks-Redskins, 1, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Alex Hawkins

Bengals-Colts, 2, NBC, Tim Ryan, Lionel Aldridge

Cowboys-Saints, 2, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

Packers-Cardinals, 2, CBS, Bob Costas, Tom Matte

Bears-49ers, 4, CBS, Paul Hornung, Johnny Morris

Rams-Vikings, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Jets-Broncos, 4, NBC, Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

Monday 9/20:

Raiders-Chiefs, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 3, 1976 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 9/26:

Bills-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Len Dawson

Packers-Bengals, 1, CBS, Jim Thacker, Emerson Boozer

Patriots-Steelers, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Jets-Dolphins, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Vikings-Lions, 1:30, CBS, Don Criqui, Sonny Jurgensen

Falcons-Bears, 2, CBS, Paul Hornung, Johnny Morris

Saints-Chiefs, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Alex Hawkins

Raiders-Oilers, 2, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Colts-Cowboys, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Browns-Broncos, 4, NBC, Ross Porter, Mike Haffner

Giants-Rams, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Cardinals-Chargers, 4, CBS, Bob Costas, Tim Van Galder

49ers-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Monday 9/27:

Redskins-Eagles, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell

Note: Kickoff of the MIN-DET game was delayed 30 minutes due to the Vikings' team bus being stuck in traffic.


WEEK 4, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/3:

Bengals-Browns, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, Don Meredith

Chiefs-Bills, 1, NBC, Ross Porter, Mike Haffner

Raiders-Patriots, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Eagles-Falcons, 1, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Alex Hawkins

Redskins-Bears, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Lions-Packers, 2, CBS, Paul Hornung, Johnny Morris

Oilers-Saints, 2, NBC, Charlie Jones, Len Dawson

Giants-Cardinals, 2, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

Buccaneers-Colts, 2, NBC, Tim Ryan, Lionel Aldridge

Cowboys-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Jim Thacker, Sonny Jurgensen

Rams-Dolphins, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Jets-49ers, 4, NBC, Jack Buck, Paul Maguire

Chargers-Broncos, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Monday 10/4:

Steelers-Vikings, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 5, 1976 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/10:

Bills-Jets, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Cowboys-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Chiefs-Redskins, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Len Dawson

Patriots-Lions, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Steelers-Browns, 1, NBC, Dick Stockton, Mike Haffner

Buccaneers-Bengals, 1, NBC, Tim Ryan, Lionel Aldridge

Falcons-Saints, 2, CBS, Don Criqui, Sonny Jurgensen

Bears-Vikings, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Johnny Morris

Broncos-Oilers, 2, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Eagles-Cardinals, 2, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Seahawks-Packers (Milwaukee), 2, CBS, Frank Glieber, Johnny Unitas

Dolphins-Colts, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Raiders-Chargers, 4, NBC, Ross Porter, Paul Maguire

Monday 10/11:

49ers-Rams, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 6, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/17:

Colts-Bills, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

Bengals-Steelers, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Browns-Falcons, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Floyd Little

Lions-Redskins, 1, CBS, Vin Scully, Sonny Jurgensen

Seahawks-Buccaneers, 1, CBS, Don Criqui, Alex Hawkins

Giants-Vikings, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Emerson Boozer

Eagles-Packers, 2, CBS, Frank Glieber, Tom Matte

Bears-Rams, 4, CBS, Paul Hornung, Johnny Morris

Cowboys-Cardinals, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Oilers-Chargers, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Chiefs-Dolphins, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Mike Haffner

Saints-49ers, 4, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Raiders-Broncos, 4, NBC, Ross Porter, Paul Maguire

Monday 10/18:

Jets-Patriots, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 7, 1976 - CBS and NBC Doubleheader:

Saturday 10/23:

Falcons-49ers, 10, WAGA-Atlanta, Bill Hartman, Wayne Walker

Sunday 10/24:

Colts-Jets, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Vikings-Eagles, 1, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Patriots-Bills, 1, NBC, Tim Ryan, Lionel Aldridge

Steelers-Giants, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Chargers-Browns, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Len Dawson

Rams-Saints, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Sonny Jurgensen

Bears-Cowboys, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Bengals-Oilers, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Broncos-Chiefs, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Lions-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Packers-Raiders, 4, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

Dolphins-Buccaneers, 4, NBC, Ross Porter, Mike Haffner

Monday 10/25:

Cardinals-Redskins, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 8, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 10/31:

Browns-Bengals, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Packers-Lions, 1, CBS, Bob Costas, Emerson Boozer

Chiefs-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Jay Randolph, Mike Haffner

Vikings-Bears, 1, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Patriots-Dolphins, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Paul Maguire

Saints-Falcons, 1, CBS, Frank Glieber, Sonny Jurgensen

Jets-Bills, 1, NBC, Tim Ryan, Lionel Aldridge

Eagles-Giants, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Chargers-Steelers, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

49ers-Cardinals, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Dick Butkus

Cowboys-Redskins, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Broncos-Raiders, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Seahawks-Rams, 4, CBS, Don Criqui, Alex Hawkins

Monday 11/1:

Oilers-Colts, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 9, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/7:

Bills-Patriots, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Dolphins-Jets, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

Cardinals-Eagles, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Browns-Oilers, 2, NBC, Tim Ryan, Paul Maguire

Saints-Packers (Milwaukee), 2, CBS, Jim Thacker, Emerson Boozer

Giants-Cowboys, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Sonny Jurgensen

Raiders-Bears, 2, NBC, Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Steelers-Chiefs, 2, NBC, Ross Porter, Lionel Aldridge

Falcons-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Bob Costas, Tom Matte

Colts-Chargers, 4, NBC, Jack Buck, Mike Haffner

Lions-Vikings, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Buccaneers-Broncos, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Redskins-49ers, 4, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Monday 11/8:

Rams-Bengals, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 10, 1976 - NBC Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/14:

Oilers-Bengals, 1, NBC,  Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Eagles-Browns, 1, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

49ers-Falcons, 1, CBS, Don Criqui, Alex Hawkins

Buccaneers-Jets, 1, NBC, Dick Stockton, Mike Haffner

Redskins-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Lions-Saints, 2, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Packers-Bears, 2, CBS, Bob Costas, Sonny Jurgensen

Patriots-Colts, 2, NBC, Jack Buck, Len Dawson

Seahawks-Vikings, 2, CBS, Jim Thacker, Tom Matte

Broncos-Chargers, 4, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Chiefs-Raiders, 4, NBC, Charlie Jones, Paul Maguire

Dolphins-Steelers, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Cardinals-Rams, 4, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Monday 11/15:

Bills-Cowboys, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 11, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Sunday 11/21:

Bears-Lions, 1, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Johnny Morris

Browns-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Cowboys-Falcons, 1, CBS, Bob Costas, Emerson Boozer

Oilers-Steelers, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Patriots-Jets, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

Raiders-Eagles, 1, NBC, Jack Buck, Paul Maguire

Chargers-Bills, 1, NBC, Ross Porter, Mike Haffner

Bengals-Chiefs, 2, NBC, Jay Randolph, Floyd Little

Vikings-Packers (Milwaukee), 2, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Rams-49ers, 4, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Saints-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Jim Thacker, Bob Lilly

Giants-Broncos, 4, CBS, Don Criqui, Sonny Jurgensen

Redskins-Cardinals, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Monday 11/22:

Colts-Dolphins, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 12, 1976 - NBC Doubleheader

Thursday 11/25:

Bills-Lions, 12:30, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Cardinals-Cowboys, 3:30, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Sunday 11/28:

Broncos-Patriots, 1, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Dolphins-Browns, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Eagles-Redskins, 1, CBS, Frank Glieber, Sonny Jurgensen

Seahawks-Giants, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Tom Brookshier

Falcons-Oilers, 2, CBS, Jim Thacker, Emerson Boozer

Bears-Packers, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Johnny Unitas

Jets-Colts, 2, NBC, Jack Buck, Paul Maguire

Chiefs-Chargers, 4, NBC, Ross Porter, Lionel Aldridge

Saints-Rams, 4, CBS, Don Criqui, Paul Hornung

Steelers-Bengals, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Buccaneers-Raiders, 4, NBC, Dick Stockton, Paul Maguire

Monday 11/29:

Vikings-49ers, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 13, 1976 - NBC Doubleheader:

Saturday 12/4:

Colts-Cardinals, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Falcons-Rams, 3:30, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Sunday 12/5:

Cowboys-Eagles, 1, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

Lions-Giants, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier

Oilers-Browns, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Len Dawson

Saints-Patriots, 1, CBS, Bob Costas, Tom Matte

Buccaneers-Steelers, 1, NBC, Dick Stockton, Paul Maguire

Redskins-Jets, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Packers-Vikings, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Alex Hawkins

Bills-Dolphins, 4, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Bears-Seahawks, 4, CBS, Don Criqui, Sonny Jurgensen

Chiefs-Broncos, 4, NBC, Ross Porter OR Jay Randolph, Sam DeLuca

49ers-Chargers, 4, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Monday 12/6:

Bengals-Raiders, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


WEEK 14, 1976 - CBS Doubleheader:

Saturday 12/11:

Vikings-Dolphins, 1, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung

Steelers-Oilers, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, John Brodie

Rams-Lions, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell

Sunday 12/12:

Bengals-Jets, 1, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Packers-Falcons, 1, CBS, Gary Bender, Johnny Unitas

Patriots-Buccaneers, 1, NBC, Charlie Jones, Sam DeLuca

Cardinals-Giants, 1, CBS, Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer

Seahawks-Eagles, 1, CBS, Jim Thacker, Alex Hawkins

Bills-Colts, 2, NBC, Jim Simpson, Len Dawson

Browns-Chiefs, 2, NBC, Jack Buck, Paul Maguire

Broncos-Bears, 2, NBC, Dick Stockton, Floyd Little

49ers-Saints, 2, CBS, Lindsey Nelson, Sonny Jurgensen

Chargers-Raiders, 4, NBC, Ross Porter, Mike Haffner

Redskins-Cowboys, 4, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier


DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS:

Saturday 12/18:

Redskins-Vikings, 1, CBS, Vin Scully, Paul Hornung, Irv Cross

Patriots-Raiders, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith

Sunday 12/19:

Steelers-Colts, 2, NBC, Jim Simpson, John Brodie

Rams-Cowboys, 5:30, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier, Irv Cross


CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS:

Sunday 12/26:

Rams-Vikings, 1, CBS, Pat Summerall, Tom Brookshier, Sam Huff

Steelers-Raiders, 4, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith


SUPER BOWL XI from Pasadena, CA:

Sunday 1/9: Raiders-Vikings, 3:30, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Don Meredith


PRO BOWL from Seattle:

Monday 1/17: NFC-AFC, 9, ABC, Frank Gifford, Alex Karras, Howard Cosell


* = uncertain, any help is appreciated