NFL v CFL Preseason Games 1950-1969
|Date||Location||NFL Team||CFL Team|
|15.08.60||Toronto, Canada||Chicago Bears||16||New York Giants *||7|
|25.08.69||Montreal, Canada||Detroit Lions||22||Boston Patriots *||9|
|11.09.69||Montreal, Canada||Pittsburgh Steelers||17||New York Giants *||13|
Between 1950 and 1969 the National Football League played 10 matches in Canada, seven against Canadian Football League teams and three NFL Exhibition matches. In 1960 the first of these National Football League preseason matches was played in Toronto, Canada, with Chicago Bears defeating the New York Giants. There was then a gap until 1969 when a further two matches were played, Detroit Lions winning against Boston Patriots, and Pittsburgh Steelers beating New York Giants.
 National Football League (2018) 2018 Official National Football League Record & Factbook | International Games | page 510 [Internet] Available from: http://www.nfl.com/static/content/public/photo/2018/08/09/0ap3000000946101.pdf [Accessed 9 June 2019]
 Ninety-Nine Yards, Chris Lawton (2020) An International Fixture: When the CFL played teams from other leagues [Internet] Available from: https://i0.wp.com/ninetynineyards.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/04/ezgif.com-webp-to-jpg.jpg?w=824 [Accessed 14 May 2020]
Thanks to Robert Burns, Steve Hearn, Anton Pippo O’Grady, John Wills, John Morahan & John Kane.
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