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“I know he would be very excited about the game being here,” said Clark Hunt, who at 45 is the same age as the Super Bowl. “After all, it was his belief in the late 1950s that pro football would succeed here. As ironic as it sounds now, the NFL told him he was crazy, that pro football would never work in Dallas, and here we are. … The Super Bowl is coming to Dallas, and it may be the biggest Super Bowl ever.

Charles averaged 6.38 yards per carry which allowed him to join Hall of Famer Jim Brown (6.40 yards per carry in 1963) as the only players in NFL history to have at least 1,400 rushing yards and average more than 6.30 yards per carry in a single season.

“Everybody put me in the class with Earl Campbell,” Charles said while sitting on a stage at the Sheraton Dallas, “and now I’m in a class with Jim Brown. It’s amazing.”

The defense on the other hand gave up 326 points or 20.4 points per game on average. Their take away differential was +9, and they were in the upper half of most team defense stat categories. There is room for improvement here, but they were a pretty solid squad. They forced 18 fumbles and picked off 14 passes while registering 38 sacks. Not great numbers, but enough to beat up on a lot of teams.

The Chiefs’ offensive line, which helped lead the No. 1-ranked rushing game in the league, was one of five finalists, including New Orleans, Atlanta and the New York Giants.

“What a comeback year for the Chiefs,” Madden said.

Muir begins his 34th season in the NFL. He previously served as the offensive coordinator/offensive line coach for seven seasons with Tampa Bay (2002-08) and was part of a Buccaneers club that posted a 48-21 victory in Super Bowl XXXVII vs. Oakland. While he was in Tampa Bay, the club won three division championships as the team posted a 3-2 postseason record during that time.

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