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Karl's Mailbag 12

Updated: December 3, 2009, 9:01 AM ET
By Karl Ravech

Q: When was the first professional football game played? Benson from Oklahoma

A: Benson, the first professional football game was on October 3, 1920 before the league was called the NFL. The Dayton Triangles beat the Columbus Panhandles 14-0 in the first game between two members of the American Professional Football Association. Those are some pretty unusual team names, don't you think?

Q: What is the record for the longest punt in the NFL? Robert from Texas

A: Hi Robert, ...

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