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NFL: Patriots Rally to Defeat Raiders, 20-17

Nov. 17, 1961 - The Boston Patriots rallied today when an Oakland fourth-quarter punt bounced off the goal posts and defeated the Raiders, 20-17, in an American Football League game. The Oakland punter, Wayne Crow, was kicking from deep in his own end zone when the ball struck an upright after a bad snap from center at 2:20 of the final period. A Boston defensive end, Leroy Moore, pounced on the loose ball in the Raider end zone for the winning touchdown. A last-second 61-yard field-goal attempt by George Fleming of the Raiders was far short.


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