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Posted: Dec 22, 2013 7:36 AM

Updated: Dec 22, 2013 7:36 AM

Dec. 23

1933 Montreal's Howie Morenz scores his 251st goal to become the NHL's career goal-scoring leader. Morenz's goal caps the Canadiens' 3-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings.

1951 Norm Van Brocklin's 73-yard touchdown pass to Tom Fears in the fourth quarter gives the Los Angeles Rams a 24-17 victory over the Cleveland Browns for the NFL title.

1962 Tommy Brooker kicks a 25-yard field goal 17:54 into overtime, giving the Dallas Texans a 20-17 victory over Houston for the AFL title.

1978 Bryan Trottier has five goals and three assists to lead the New York Islanders to a 9-4 victory over the Rangers. Trottier sets an NHL record with three goals and three assists in the second period.

1996 Barry Sanders of the Detroit Lions rushes for 175 yards in a 24-14 loss to San Francisco to finish with 1,553 yards for the season. It's Sanders' third straight season with at least 1,500 yards rushing, a first in the NFL.

2001 Baltimore blanks Cincinnati 16-0 at PSINet Stadium, marking the first time an NFL team has shut out an opponent at home over three seasons since the Oakland Raiders did it to San Diego from 1975-77.

2007 The New England Patriots set an NFL record with their 15th win, the best start in league history, with a 28-7 victory over the Miami Dolphins 28-7.

2007 Chris Johnson sets an NCAA bowl record with 408 all-purpose yards, and Ben Hartman kicks a 34-yard field goal as time expires to give East Carolina a 41-38 victory over No. 24 Boise State in the Hawaii Bowl.

2007 Arizona's Anquan Boldin becomes the fastest to 400 catches in NFL history. His 13 receptions in the Cardinals' 30-27 overtime victory over Atlanta, allows him to surpass the milestone in his 67th game. The previous quickest was Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow, who did it in 72.

2008 The Boston Celtics set a franchise record with their 19th consecutive victory, beating the Philadelphia 76ers 110-91. The Celtics improve to 27-2 the best start for a two-loss team in NBA history. The 19-game winning streak breaks the Celtics' record set in 1981-82.

2009 Maya Moore scores 23 points and Tina Charles adds 20 to help top-ranked Connecticut win its 49th straight game, an 80-68 victory over No. 2 Stanford.

2009 Gary Patterson, who guided TCU to its best season in 70 years, becomes the first Associated Press Coach of the Year from outside the six conferences with automatic BCS bids.

2010 Sidney Crosby extends his points streak to 23 games with a goal and an assist, and Pascal Dupuis scores the decisive goal in the seventh round of a shootout to give the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. Crosby has the NHL's longest points streak since 1992-93 when Quebec's Mats Sundin had a 30-game run.

2011 Doug Martin rushes for 151 yards and returns the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown, giving Boise State a lead 14 seconds into the Las Vegas Bowl on the way to a 56-24 win over Arizona State. Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore finishes with 266 yards and two touchdowns, ending his career with 50 total wins the NCAA's winningest player at the position.

2012 Jamaal Charles rushes for 226 yards on 22 carries and scores a touchdown in Kansas City's 20-13 loss to Indianapolis.

2012 New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees passes for 446 yards and three touchdowns in the Saints' 34-31 overtime win at Dallas. Brees, with 4,781 passing yards, becomes the first player in NFL history to record at least 4,500 yards in three consecutive seasons. The Cowboys lose despite rallying for two touchdowns in the final 3:35 of regulation. Tony Romo, who threw for 416 yards and four scores, hits Miles Austin for the tying touchdown with 15 seconds left in regulation. Dez Bryant has nine receptions for 224 yards and two touchdowns for Dallas.

2013 Andrew Luck throws for 205 yards to break a single-season rookie record, and his touchdown pass to Reggie Wayne late in the fourth quarter puts Indianapolis in the playoffs with a 20-13 win over Kansas City. Luck, with 4,183 yards, surpasses Cam Newton's year-old record of 4,051 yards passing by a rookie in the second quarter.

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