On December 8, 1980, The 8-6 New England Patriots traveled to the Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida to take on the divisionl rival Dolphins in a crucial playoff positioning game late in the season.
The game, which the Patriots wound up losing on an overtime field goal, 16-13, took a back seat to tragedy when legendary ABC Monday Night Football commentator Howard Cosell was thrust into an unusual position of announcing to the world breaking news that musician John Lennon had been shot outside his New York City apartment and later died at the hospital. Tuesday marked the 35th anniversary.
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