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.
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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.
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Houston's Warren Moon throws for 527 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-10 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
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Miguel Tejada agrees to a six-year, $72 million contract with the Orioles, making it the largest deal in the history of the franchise.
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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.
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Elgin Baylor (1934) William "The Refrigerator" Perry (1962) Billy Ripken (1964) Clifford Robinson (1966) Donovan Bailey (1967) Charles Mincy (1969) Trevor Immelman (1979)
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