On All Saints Day in 1966, the New Orleans Saints became the NFL’s sixteenth franchise. Enthusiastic fans showed their spirit by celebrating “Mardi Gras in Autumn” at their home games. After Hurricane Katrina, the Saints came back stronger than ever and revived the city’s high spirits. Discover what it takes to persevere and succeed in this title for reluctant readers.
One of the most successful franchises on and off the field, the Dallas Cowboys team is no stranger to the Super Bowl and division championships! The crowd loves cheering them on with the famous Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders. Young learners will admire the Cowboys’ accomplishments and find out why they are known as “America’s Team” in this fun read.
Since the AFL and NFL merged, the Denver Broncos have won several championships including back-to-back Super Bowl games. This team has come a long way since the 1950s, when they wore second-hand uniforms! Tens of thousands of fans are on the season-ticket waiting list so they can see them play. Don’t wait to learn more about the Denver Broncos in this action-packed book.
Although the Detroit Lions haven’t had much luck in championships, they show courage and spirit on the field. They have produced some amazing star power, including Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders! An interesting fact is that the Detroit Lions have hosted a game every Thanksgiving Day since 1934, with the exception of the years during WWII. Young readers will enjoy learning more about the Detroit Lions in this fascinating title.
Packed in the stadium for opening night in 2002, Houston Texans’ fans twirled red bandanas and celebrated the win against the Dallas Cowboys. They won 19-10! That night, an expansion team had just won their first, regular season game the first time in over 40 years. Learn about the creation of the Houston Texans and their determination to make history in this high-low title.
“The Greatest Game Ever Played” was in 1958 between the Indianapolis Colts and the New York Giants. This match is said to have popularized professional football! With Hall of Famers Johnny Unitas, Jim Parker, Raymond Berry, and Lenny Moore, the Colts beat the Giants 23-17. Today, the Colts play at Lucas Oil Stadium, a state-of-the-art facility with a retractable roof. Readers can learn more fun facts about the Colts' history in this title packed with action.
After much anticipation, the Jacksonville Jaguars became an official team in 1993. A pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers demonstrated that they were ready for the big league. Appearing in multiple conference championships, the Jaguars have been successful considering their short time on the charts. Beginning readers will understand the importance of hard work and dedication in this title!