This Day in Football: December 7

New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49ers, Tales from the Vault, TCIPF Staff, This Day in NFL History

A young Joe Montana and the 49ers broke the record for most points overcome to win a regular season game, when they came back from a 35-7 deficit to defeat the Saints on this day in 1980.**

Archie Manning threw three first-half touchdown passes to stake winless New Orleans out to a 35-7 lead at halftime. But the second half was all San Francisco.

Take a look back at the highlight as originally presented on “Review and Preview”:

**The greatest comeback in all of NFL history occurred in the playoffs, when Buffalo rallied from 32 points down in the 1992 AFC Wild Card Game to defeat the Houston Oilers 41-38 in overtime.

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