Today in Sports - Colts become 4th team in NFL history with 17 consecutive regular-season wins
Tue, Nov 7, 2023
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1942 - Parker Hall of the Cleveland Rams throws seven interceptions against the Green Bay Packers.
1952 - Maurice Richard of the Montreal Canadiens becomes the NHL's leading career goal scorer with his 325th in a 6-4 victory over the Chicago Black Hawks.
1959 - Elgin Baylor of the Minneapolis Lakers scores 64 points against the Boston Celtics.
1970 - Tom Dempsey of New Orleans kicks an NFL-record 63-yard field goal on the final play of the game to give the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions.
1980 - Dave Wilson of Illinois sets an NCAA record with 621 yards passing in a 49-42 victory over Ohio State.
1981 - Don Shula records his 200th NFL victory when the Miami Dolphins edge the New England Patriots 30-27 in overtime.
1986 - Tulsa's Steve Gage is the first quarterback to rush and pass for 200 yards in a game. Gage rushes for 212 and passes for 209 in a 34-27 triumph over New Mexico.
1987 - The St. Louis Cardinals score 28 points - three TD passes by Neil Lomax and a fumble recovery by Niko Noga - to overcome a 28-3 deficit and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-28.
1997 - Phil Housley becomes the second U.S.-born player in NHL history to score 1,000 points, tallying an assist as the Washington Capitals beat the Edmonton Oilers 2-1.
2003 - John Gagliardi becomes college football's career victory leader when St. John's rallies to beat Bethel 29-26. Gagliardi, in his 55th season and his 51st at the Minnesota school, gets his 409th victory, passing Eddie Robinson, who retired in 1997 after winning 408 games at Grambling.
2005 - Pierre Turgeon becomes the 34th player in NHL history to reach 500 goals, scoring in the third period of Colorado's 5-2 win over San Jose.
2009 - Indianapolis becomes the fourth team in league history with 17 consecutive regular-season wins with a 20-17 victory over Houston. New England did it twice - winning a record 21 straight from 2006-08 and 18 in a row from 2003-04. Chicago won 17 straight from 1933-34.
2014 - Northern Iowa keeps three-time defending FCS champion North Dakota State out of the end zone and hands the Bison their first loss, 23-3. The loss snaps North Dakota State's 33-game winning streak, the longest in Football Championship Subdivision history.
2017 - Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa breaks the world record for surfing the biggest-ever wave at 24.4m at Nazara, Portugal.