TDIF: Washington Put Together Giant Performance
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TDIF: Washington Put Together Giant Performance

On this date in football – Nov. 27, 1966 – Washington set an NFL regular-season record for most points scored in a 72-41 victory over New York.  Led by quarterback Sonny Jurgensen and his three … MORE ►

TDIF: Sanders Joins Payton in Record Books
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TDIF: Sanders Joins Payton in Record Books

On this date in 1998, Barry Sanders – subject of the next new episode of “A Football Life”, premiering Dec. 5 on NFL Network - became just the second back in NFL history to rush … MORE ►

TDIF: Walter Payton Runs Into Record Books
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TDIF: Walter Payton Runs Into Record Books

On this date in football thirty-five years ago, Walter Payton rushed for a stunning 275 yards during a game against the Minnesota Vikings – an NFL record for rushing yards in a game. Developing the … MORE ►

TDIF: George Blanda Tosses Seven Touchdowns in One Game
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TDIF: George Blanda Tosses Seven Touchdowns in One Game

On this date in football – Nov. 19, 1961 – Houston Oilers’ George Blanda passed for 418 yards and seven touchdowns en route to a 49-13 victory over the New York Titans. The multifaceted Hall … MORE ►

TDIF: Most Rushing Yards in NFL Game
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TDIF: Most Rushing Yards in NFL Game

On this date in football sixty-one years ago, the Los Angeles Rams and New York Yankees combined for 595 rushing yards – the most rushing yards in an NFL game. It was a field day … MORE ►

TDIF: Jets Set Franchise Record For Most Points in Game
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TDIF: Jets Set Franchise Record For Most Points in Game

On this date in football – Nov. 17, 1985 – the New York Jets not only set a franchise record for most points in a game, but also had one of the highest scoring first … MORE ►

TDIF: Jeff Reed’s Game-Winning Field Goal Leads To NFL First
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TDIF: Jeff Reed’s Game-Winning Field Goal Leads To NFL First

On this date in football – Nov. 16, 2008 – the Steelers defeated the Chargers in a week 11 matchup by an unusual score of 11-10; this was the first such score in NFL history.  … MORE ►

TDIF: Donovan McNabb’s Magical Escape in ‘Big D’
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TDIF: Donovan McNabb’s Magical Escape in ‘Big D’

On this date in football eight years ago, Eagles’ quarterback Donovan McNabb performed one of the most unbelievable escapes by a player in NFL history. Resembling the elusiveness of former Philadelphia Eagle Randall Cunningham, D-Mac, … MORE ►

TDIF: Nathan Vasher’s 108-Yard TD Return
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TDIF: Nathan Vasher’s 108-Yard TD Return

On this date in football seven years ago, Chicago’s Nathan Vasher returned a missed field goal for a 108-yard touchdown – tying for the second longest play in NFL history behind Antonio Cromartie’s 109-yard touchdown … MORE ►

TDIF: William Heffelfinger Becomes First Professional Football Player
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TDIF: William Heffelfinger Becomes First Professional Football Player

On this date in football – Nov. 12 1892 – William “Pudge” Heffelfinger became the first professional football player.  Playing for the Allegheny Athletic Association, Pudge was openly paid $500 in a game against the … MORE ►