On This Date 11/27/1980
For the first time, a game on Thanksgiving goes to overtime as the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions are deadlocked 17-17 at the end of regulation. The Lions had a 17-3 lead in the fourth quarter at the Pontiac Silverdome before the Bears rallied and tied the game as time expired. The Bears win the coin toss and the game, as Dave Williams returned the kickoff 95 yards for a game-winning touchdown. The Bears’ 23-17 win would knock Detroit out of first place.