Current Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was still playing! He posted a 6-6 record with the San Diego Chargers while throwing for 2,761 yards, 10 touchdowns and 14 interceptions. He played one more season in the NFL before retiring.
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The Cleveland Browns were in their 1st NFL season
The Cleveland Browns were in their first NFL season since the original Cleveland Browns left for Baltimore following the 1995 season. The Browns actually made the playoffs in 2002.
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The Browns have had a lot of quarterbacks and head coaches
The Cleveland Browns have had eight head coaches and 21 different starting quarterbacks since coming back into the league.
The Houston Texans joined the NFL
The Houston Texans joined the NFL in 2002 as an expansion team and brought the number of NFL franchises to its current 32. Oh, and they made the playoffs in 2012.
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The start of some great NFL careers
Ricky Williams, Edgerrin James, Donovan McNabb (pictured), Daunte Culpepper, Torry Holt, Champ Bailey and Jevon Kearse were all rookies.
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Peyton Manning has been really successful
Peyton Manning has thrown for 65,952 yards and 504 touchdown passes in the regular season since the 1999 season.
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10 different teams have won a Super Bowl
Ten different teams have won the Super Bowl: The New England Patriots (4), New York Giants (2), Pittsburgh Steelers (2), Baltimore Ravens (2), Indianapolis Colts, Green Bay Packers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks.
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Tom Brady was at Michigan
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was in his senior year at Michigan and led the Wolverines to an Orange Bowl victory over Alabama.
Pete Carroll was the New England Patriots head coach
Current Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll was the head coach of the New England Patriots before being fired after the season.
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Bill Belichick was with the New York Jets
Current New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was the assistant head coach and defensive coordinator for the New York Jets under Bill Parcells.
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Sammy Watkins was really young
Sammy Watkins, a current Bills wide receiver and No. 4 overall pick in the 2014 draft, was 6 years old.
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Kyle Orton was in high school
Kyle Orton, who played for the Bills last year but has since retired, was a junior at Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa.
Kurt Warner and the Rams surprised everyone
Kurt Warner came out of nowhere after starter Trent Green was injured for the season and carried the St. Louis Rams to the only Super Bowl victory in franchise history.
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Andy Reid was the Eagles head coach
Current Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid was in his first season with the Philadelphia Eagles. They finished the season 5-11 before making the playoffs every year for the next five seasons.
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Arizona played in the NFC East
The Cardinals were in the NFC East, the Carolina Panthers were in the NFC West and the Seattle Seahawks were still in the AFC.
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Several TV personalities were head coaches
TV personalities Tony Dungy, Mike Ditka, Steve Mariucci, Bill Cowher, Brian Billick and Jon Gruden were all head coaches.
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Steve Beuerlein was really really good
Carolina Panthers quarterback Steve Beuerlein led the league with 4,436 passing yards, landing him ahead of marquee names like Kurt Warner, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre.