Kansas City Royals outfielder Bo Jackson makes his NFL debut with the L.A. Raiders. Jackson, who has said pro football will be a "hobby," runs eight times for 37 yards in a 26-23 loss to the Patriots in Foxboro, Mass.
Art Shell, a Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive lineman with the Oakland Raiders, is hired as the Los Angeles Raiders head coach, making him the first African-American coach in the NFL in 64 years.
Bo Jackson rushes for a Raiders' record 221 yards, including a 91-yard touchdown burst that takes him into a Kingdome tunnel, in Oakland's 37-14 win over the Seattle Seahawks.