The NFL’s Forgotten Stories, Pt. 3: George Allen

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Published: April 15, 2009

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... Head Coach had the third-highest career winning percentage ever?

 

The following answers might come up: Chuck Noll? No. Don Shula? No. George Siefert? Close. Everyone knows John Madden ranks No. 1, but it comes as a surprise that the  third-highest winning percentage by an NFL coach belongs to a man named George Allen.

 

That’s right, George Allen.

 

He is a long-forgotten NFL coach. He not only had an incredible winning percentage, but  in twelve seasons as a head coach, he never once had a losing season. On top of that he led his teams to a total of seven playoff appearances. Those stats are all good and well, but stats don’t tell a story, so here we go.

 

In 1966, George Allen took over as the head coach of the Los Angeles Rams, who wer...

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