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Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; November 8, 1970, vs. Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium K Tom Dempsey booted what was then an NFL-record 63-yard field goal in a 19-17 victory. Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey...

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Old 07-08-2016, 08:02 AM   #1
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Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey

November 8, 1970, vs. Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium K Tom Dempsey booted what was then an NFL-record 63-yard field goal in a 19-17 victory.

Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey
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Old 07-08-2016, 10:09 AM   #2
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Re: Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey

Tulane stadium, crowd is on his feet, Tom positions himself as if this is just another extra point & BOOM the kick heard around the world. Goose bumps watching the replays years later. It doesn't get much better than that. This video should be played in the Hall of Fame 24/7 for all fans to enjoy. Football is such a great game.

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Re: Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey

Funny story, my dad was at the game but he left before the Lions kicked off because my grandfather wanted to beat traffic .....

he's never left a game early since
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Re: Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey

love the straight-forward call from the announcer, no "what the hell are they thinking?"

a lot of strange aspects to the play (beyond why they even tried it)
1) Dempsey was not very good- 61% lifetime FG and 89% on EP
2) It broke the record by SEVEN yards
3) it was 8 yards longer than his previous best
4) they snapped it 8 yards back instead of 7
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Old 07-09-2016, 05:56 AM   #5
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Re: Top 10 Saints Plays in 50 Seasons: Tom Dempsey

If the Lions would have had a defender standing under the goal post, he would've been able to jump up and block the ball from going through. That's how close it was.

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