Back in Time: December 16
Buffalo's O.J. Simpson gains 200 yards against the Jets, breaking Jim Brown's single-season rushing record. Brown had rushed for 1,863 yards, while Simpson became the first NFL player to rush for more than 2,000 yards when he scrambled for 2,003 yards in a single season.
Dallas' Roger Staubach plays his final regular season game, against the Redskins. The Cowboys came from behind to win the game, 35-34, in the last five minutes.
Houston's Warren Moon throws for 527 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
Miguel Tejada agrees to a six-year, $72 million contract with the Orioles, making it the largest deal in the history of the franchise.
New York Knicks and Denver Nuggets
During a game in New York, a fight breaks out between multiple players for the Denver Nuggets and the New York Knicks. Ten players are ejected from the game.
Born on this Day
Elgin Baylor (1934) William "The Refrigerator" Perry (1962) Billy Ripken (1964) Clifford Robinson (1966) Donovan Bailey (1967) Charles Mincy (1969) Trevor Immelman (1979)