Though the Raiders couldn't draw crowds in their new home, Rookie of the Year Marcus Allen did while grinding down the Browns in the playoffs.
The 49ers and Joe Montana, snagged by Denver's Brison Manor, couldn't shoulder the burden of being defending champs.
He's not Flipper, but Dolphin Earnest Rhone's butterfly worked swimmingly on Theismann.
Kenny Neil of the Jets helped Bengal Ken Anderson find a seat.
Though Jim Plunkett had to Pack it in briefly, the Raiders won their preseason debut in LA.
Sanders Shiver made woodley feel blue, but the Colts' record paled beside Miami's.
At this point, Raider Rob Martin's sack of the Browns' Paul McDonald was in the bag.
The San Diego line, which gave Dan Fouts prime protection all season, also took a chunk out of the Steel Curtain for Kicker Rolf Benirschke.
In their first poststrike game, the Giants failed to stop the Skins' Mark Moseley, who was on his way to a record 23 straight successful field goals.
A few weeks later, Moseley, the NFL's MVP, kicked his record breaker to beat the Giants with :04 remaining and then gave holder Theismann a lift.