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This Date in NFL History

Ray Wersching December 7
1980
-- The San Francisco 49ers erase a 35-7 halftime deficit to record the biggest comeback in NFL history, beating the New Orleans Saints 38-35 in overtime on Ray Wersching's 36-yard field goal.

1940 championship game December 8
1940
-- Chicago establishes an NFL record by blowing out Washington 73-0 in the championship game. Ten Bears score touchdowns as Chicago wins the title before 36,034 in Washington, D.C. Each player receives $873.

Eric Dickerson December 9
1984
-- Los Angeles Rams running back Eric Dickerson rushes for 215 yards in a 27-16 victory over Houston to top O.J. Simpson's single-season mark of 2,003 yards rushing. Dickerson finishes the year with 2,105 yards.

Steve Largent December 10
1989
-- Seattle wide receiver Steve Largent makes his NFL record 100th touchdown catch in the Seahawks' 24-17 win at Cincinnati.

Johnny Unitas December 11
1960
-- Baltimore quarterback Johnny Unitas failed to throw a touchdown pass in a 10-3 loss at Los Angeles, snapping his NFL record streak of 47 consecutive games with a scoring toss.

Snowplow Game December 12
1982
-- New England defeats Miami 3-0 in the infamous "Snowplow Game." Mark Henderson uses his snowplow to clear a kicking surface on the Sullivan Stadium turf for John Smith's 33-yard game-winning field-goal.

Patrick Johnson December 13
1998
-- Baltimore and Minnesota combine to set an NFL record with three kickoff return touchdowns in the same game, all in the first quarter of the Vikings' 38-28 victory. Corey Harris and Patrick Johnson score for the Ravens while David Palmer turns the trick for Minnesota. Vikings kicker Gary Anderson sets an NFL record when he converts his 34th consecutive field goal.