On This Date 12/7/1980

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The San Francisco 49ers stage the biggest regular-season comeback in NFL history, overcoming a 35-7 deficit to beat the New Orleans Saints in overtime 38-35 at Candlestick Park. The game would later be viewed as the turning point in the 49ers franchise as they won the Super Bowl a year later. The game also served as the launching of Joe Montana into an NFL legend.