Monday, January 2, 2012
This Day in Sports History - 1/2/1982
The Chargers outlast the Dolphins, 41 - 38, in overtime at the Orange Bowl in one of the most exciting NFL postseason games ever played. At the end of the 1st quarter, San Diego has a 24 - 0 lead, when Miami coach Don Shula replaces starting quarterback David Woodley with Don Strock. The Dolphins roar back and take a 38 - 31 lead on the first play of the 4th quarter. Runningback Tony Nathan scores 2 TDs during the comeback, one on a 40-yard hook-and-lateral play. The Chargers tie the score 38 - 38 with 58 seconds left in regulation on a 9-yard pass from Dan Fouts to James Brooks. The game ends after two missed Miami field goals in 13 minutes and 52 seconds of OT on a 29-yard field goal by the Chargers.