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Compiled PAUL MONTELLA | October 13, 2013 10:05 AM EST | AP


1945 — The Chicago Cardinals snap the longest losing streak in NFL history at 29 games with a 16-7 victory over the Chicago Bears.

1951 — Detroit's Jack Christiansen returns two punts for touchdowns, but the Lions still lose, 27-21, to the Los Angeles Rams.

1962 — Houston's George Blanda throws six touchdown passes to lead the Oilers to a 56-17 rout of the New York Titans.

1978 — Darryl Sittler of the Toronto Maple Leafs gets seven assists in a 10-7 victory over the New York Islanders.

1990 — Joe Montana passes for career highs of 476 yards and six touchdowns and Jerry Rice ties an NFL record with five scoring receptions as the San Francisco 49ers beat the Atlanta Falcons 45-35.

1991 — New York Rangers right wing Mike Gartner scores his 500th career goal in the first period of a 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

2002 — Kenny Lofton's RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning sends Barry Bonds to his first World Series as the San Francisco Giants beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-1 to win the NL championship series.

2005 — Ryan Newman sets a NASCAR record by winning his fifth consecutive Busch Series race, the Charlotte 300 at Lowe's Motor Speedway.

2006 — Mats Sundin scores his 500th career goal, completing a hat trick with a short-handed overtime game-winner and giving Toronto a 5-4 victory over Calgary. The third goal is Sundin's 15th in overtime — the most in NHL history.

2007 — Minnesota rookie Adrian Peterson rushes 20 times for a franchise-record 224 yards and three touchdowns in a 34-31 victory over Chicago. Chicago's Devin Hester returns a punt 89 yards for a score and catches a game-tying 81-yard TD pass from Brian Griese with 1:38 left. Hester is the third NFL player and second Bear to return a punt 80 or more yards for a touchdown and catch an 80-plus yard scoring pass in the same game, joining Gale Sayers and the St. Louis Rams' Az-Zahir Hakim.

2007 — Tom Brady of New England passes for 388 yards and a career-high five touchdowns in a 48-27 win over previously unbeaten Dallas. The five TDs give Brady the NFL mark with at least three in each of the first six games of the season.

2011 — Japan's Kohei Uchimura becomes the first man to win three titles at the world gymnastics championships in Tokyo. Uchimura finishes with 93.631 points in the men's all-around, more than three points ahead of Germany's Philipp Boy.

2012 — Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers sets a career high and ties a franchise record with six touchdown passes, three to Jordy Nelson, and the Packers rout the Houston Texans 42-24. Rodgers completes 24 of 37 passes for 338 yards and ties Matt Flynn's single-game record for TD passes, set in last year's regular-season finale against Detroit.