In this Thanksgiving Week special edition, we flash back to the Bears/Lions game on Nov. 27, 1980. A furious 4th-quarter rally led to overtime, where Dave Williams returned the opening kickoff for the fastest-ever OT win at the time. A huge cast of characters takes you through the game and everything that led up to it, including QB Vince Evans, LB Otis Wilson, Lions RB Billy Sims, and many more. Topics include the history of the NFL playing on Thanksgiving (1:50), the winding roads to the NFL for Evans and Sims (12:30), the first half of the game where everything went wrong for the Bears (23:00), the furious 4th-quarter rally (34:30), and the epic OT heroics from Williams (41:00).
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Under Center Podcast
Under Center Podcast: Bears Classics - 1980 Thanksgiving Walk-Off originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago