Today in Sports History: Nov. 27

  • Friday, November 27, 2015 1:02am
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1949 — Steve Van Buren of the Philadelphia Eagles becomes the second NFL player, the first in 16 years, to rush over 200 yards with a 205-yard performance in a 34-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

1960 — Trailing 38-7, the Denver Broncos score 31 points to salvage a 38-38 tie with the Buffalo Bills.

1960 — Detroit’s Gordie Howe scores his 1,000th point with an assist as the Red Wings beat the Toronto Maple Leafs.

1966 — The Washington Redskins set an NFL regular-season record for most points scored, in a 72-41 victory over the New York Giants. Both teams also set records with 16 TDs and 113 total points.

1980 — Dave Williams returns Eddie Murray’s opening kickoff in overtime 95 yards to give the Chicago Bears a 23-17 victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. The Bears tied the game with no time remaining in regulation.

1983 — Kenny Johnson returns two interceptions for touchdowns to give the Atlanta Falcons a 41-34 overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers.

1983 — Rookie Curt Warner of the Seattle Seahawks rushes for 207 yards and three touchdowns in a 51-48 overtime victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.

1994 — Joe Montana of the Kansas City Chiefs becomes the fifth quarterback to surpass 40,000 passing yards in a 10-9 loss at Seattle.

1998 — Texas’ Ricky Williams becomes the leading rusher in Division I-A history, breaking Tony Dorsett’s record set 22 years earlier.

2002 — Michael Finley has his way against the league’s best defensive team scoring a career-high 42 as the unbeaten Dallas Mavericks (14-0) come within one victory of making NBA history with a 102-82 win over the Detroit Pistons.

2009 — Graham Gano kicks a 33-yard field goal in overtime to give the Las Vegas Locomotives a 20-17 victory over the Florida Tuskers in the inaugural UFL championship game.

2011 — The Connecticut women’s basketball team wins its 89th straight at home to set an NCAA record, beating Dayton 78-38. The win extends the Huskies’ Division I record home winning streak and sets a new NCAA mark, passing Division III Rust (Miss.) College, which won 88 straight at home from 1982-89.

2013 — Tara VanDerveer becomes the fifth women’s coach to reach 900 victories with No. 6 Stanford’s 83-59 win over Florida Gulf Coast.

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