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On This Day in Sports Odds History

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1991 (NFL): With 8 seconds left in the game, Buffalo Bills kicker Scott Norwood misses a 47-yard field goal to give the New York Giants a 20-19 victory in Super Bowl XXV. The Giants were a 6½-point underdog and the game stayed under the total of 40½-points. Giants running back Ottis Anderson was named Super Bowl MVP after rushing for 102 yards and 1 touchdown.

2002 (NFL): In the AFC Championship, the New England Patriots defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-17 to advance to Super Bowl XXXVI. The Patriots were a 10-point road underdog and the game went over the total of 37½-points. New England was led by quarterback Drew Bledsoe who entered the game in the 2nd quarter in place of an injured Tom Brady, who had replaced Bledsoe earlier in the regular season due to injury. The Patriots defense caused 4 turnovers, including 3 interceptions by Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart.

2008 (Tennis): #3 seed Novak Djokovic wins his first Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open after beating unseeded Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. Djokovic, who became the first Serbian player to win a major title, was a -313 favorite for the match and entered the tournament at +1000 to win the title. In the semifinals, Djokovic defeated top-seed and 2-time defending champ Roger Federer in straight sets.