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It was among the most stubborn records in NFL history, set miraculously 43 years ago by a 23-year-old kid with no toes on his right foot, and then tied three times but never broken. On the second Sunday in November of 1970, Tom Dempsey kicked a 63-yard field goal, seven yards longer than anyone had previously made, to give the New Orleans Saints a 19-17 victory over the Detroit Lions. A guy his teammates lovingly called Stumpy (for not just his sawed-off kicking foot, but for his withered, fingerless right arm) celebrated by drinking Dixie Beer in the team's subterranean locker room at long-since-demolished Tulane Stadium. He hadn't known about the old record, and he sure didn't expect this one to last so long.
For a system as maligned as the BCS, its final bowl pairings won't leave a sour taste in people's mouths.
The 2013-14 bowl season has finally arrived. College football's postseason concludes with a showdown between No. 1 Florida State and No. 2 Auburn in Pasadena, Calif., on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014.
Carolina opened up fast but only came away with two FGs. New Orleans responded with three TDs to lead 21-6.
A crazy back-and-forth Ravens-Vikings game was just one of this week's many unbelievable finishes.
After a high-scoring first half, San Fran and Seattle only traded FGs in the second. 49ers hit the last one to win 19-17.