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Nixon, Humphrey close in poll; Rams win over Lions, November 4, 1968

November 4, 2008 |  7:01 am


Election coverage with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley in
1968, when percentages were calculated by hand.

1968_1104_sports The Rams defeated the Detroit Lions, 10-7, but few people apparently left the Coliseum happy. Mal Florence's story in The Times said the Rams were "repeatedly" booed during the fourth quarter when they stopped trying to pass. Quarterback Roman Gabriel missed his last seven pass attempts.

Quotes of the game: "That's got to be the most agonizing game I've ever seen. How long did it last? Five hours?" Coach George Allen asked.

"I have nothing to say," Gabriel told Florence in the locker room. "Let's just say it's self-imposed silence."

Headline on the game: "Rams Prevail in Stone-Age Battle." Despite all the complaints, the Rams moved to 7-1 and were tied with Baltimore for their division lead.

--Keith Thursby