NFL players strike for second time in five years

The 1987 NFL strike
Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg (77) pickets outside Mile High Stadium during an NFL strike game against the Houston Oilers in Denver, Colo., Oct. 4, 1987. The Oilers defeated the Broncos 40-10. (AP Photo/Damian Strohmeyer)
The NFL Players Association goes on strike, resulting in the cancellation of games for the weekend of Sept. 28, including a Broncos-Browns game on Monday Night Football. Replacement games begin a week later, with the Broncos losing 40-10 to the Oilers.