Dec. 19, 2005: Kyle Boller, the Ravens’ beleaguered quarterback, passes for 253 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-3 win over the Green Bay Packers and the NFL’s No. 1 pass defense. On “Monday Night Football,” and before a record crowd (70,604) at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore sets a team mark for points scored.
Dec. 22, 1971: Despite 35 points by Archie Clark, the Bullets fall, 127-120, at the Civic Center to the Los Angeles Lakers, who win their 27th consecutive game, setting a record for the longest victory streak in pro sports history. (The old mark was 26 by baseball’s New York Giants in 1916.)