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This Day in New Orleans Saints History - November 8

A look back at 50 seasons of Saints history

New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey (19) kicks a field goal on the hold of safety Joe Scarpati (21) during an NFL game in New Orleans, 1970. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)
New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey (19) kicks a field goal on the hold of safety Joe Scarpati (21) during an NFL game in New Orleans, 1970. (AP Photo/NFL Photos)

On November 8, 1970 former New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey kicked a then NFL record 63-yard field goal.

With Dempsey's kick as time expired, the Saints defeated the Detroit Lions 19-17 at Tulane Stadium.

Dempsey played for the Saints from 1969-1970.

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