A showdown game for the AFC Wild Card as the 8-3 Patriots squared away with the 7-4 Broncos. It was all but assured the winner of this game would get the AFC Wild Card spot.
It was a massacre, but it ended up being another historical loss. Down 31-0, numerous players spotted Steve Ramsey smiling coming off the field after an Interception. He was done as a Broncos QB, and would sit the bench the last two weeks.
The Patriots were the surprise team in the NFL in 1976, and their rushing attack was the best in the NFL. The Phipps brothers took note and hired the Patriots Offensive Coordinator, to be our new head coach at seasons end. His name? Red Miller