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Tony Dorsett set an NFL record with a 99-yard touchdown run from scrimmage, but it didn't matter. The Vikings won 31-27.
Don Shula won his 200th regular-season game. This time, David Woodley was the capable quarterback of a capable offense. Miami clinched its place in the playoffs, 27-10 over the sputtering Bills.
The Dolphins' offense was still out of sync after the Players' strike ended. Though second-string QB Don Strock took over for David Woodley late and nearly pulled out the win, Tampa Bay held on for its first victory (and Miami's first loss), 23-17.
The first MNF game at Giants Stadium was overshadowed with doubts. New York had to rely on backup Scott Brunner at quarterback, who proved ineffective in the 29-17 loss to the Pack. But the Players' Association strike loomed heavier. Hours after this game, the strike began, keeping the NFL inactive for eight weeks.moreless