Fred Cox ties the NFL record by scoring in his 110th straight game and also extends his league mark by kicking a field goal in his 31st consecutive contest. Cox's three field goals help the Vikings defeat the Bears, 16-13.
George Halas, the owner of the Chicago Bears for more than 60 years and one of the founding fathers of the NFL, dies in his Chicago home after a lengthy illness. He was 88.
Walter Payton runs for 154 yards to bring his career rushing total to 12,400 yards, breaking the mark of 12,312 held by Jim Brown, in the Bears' 20-7 victory over the Saints in Chicago.
The Steelers, who previously won a coin flip with the Bears, select Louisiana Tech quarterback Terry Bradshaw with the first pick in the NFL draft.
A day after his last college game at Illinois, Red Grange turns pro, signing to play in the NFL with George Halas' Chicago Bears.
Dick Butkus was selected all-NFL seven times in his nine seasons. SportsCentury: Dick Butkus airs Monday at 3:30 pm ET.