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This Broncos-Packers showdown is just the fourth of its kind

Oct 18, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy looks on during the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 18, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Denver Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak during the second half against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy looks on during the second quarter against the St. Louis Rams at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

A match-up like Sunday night's Broncos-Packers game is extremely rare. Jeff Hanisch & Ken Blaze USA TODAY Sports

The Broncos and Packers will play a game on Sunday that almost never happens.

A game between two 6-0 teams last took place in 2007 -- between Peyton Manning's Colts and the New England Patriots. But it has only happened three other times in league history.

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In 1973, Minnesota and the Rams were both 6-0 and the Vikings won 10-9. And, before that, the 1921 Akron Pros (7-0) played the Buffalo All-Americans (6-0) to a scoreless tie.

History can repeat itself in Week 9, too. If the Packers win and the undefeated Panthers pull through on Monday Night Football, their Week 9 showdown could be another undefeated clash.

(h/t ESPN)

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