George Blanda

Blanda's football career spanned four decades. He almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000053" title="Oakland Raiders" href="/topic/sports/football/oakland-raiders-ORSPT000053.topic">Oakland Raiders</a>. He also played for the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="ORSPT000036" title="Chicago Bears" href="/topic/sports/football/chicago-bears-ORSPT000036.topic">Chicago Bears</a>, Baltimore Colts and Houston Oilers. He was 83. <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-george-blanda-20100928,0,2629585.story"><span class="center_label">Full obituary</span></a><br>
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Blanda's football career spanned four decades. He almost single-handedly won five consecutive games for the Oakland Raiders. He also played for the Chicago Bears, Baltimore Colts and Houston Oilers. He was 83. Full obituary

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