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Bears blown out in Nevers, Nevers land

Updated: October 14, 2005, 5:09 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Nov. 28, 1929

The final score is Chicago Bears 6, Ernie Nevers 40. That's right. The 26-year-old Nevers, who had been coaxed out of retirement before the season, gives one of the great NFL performances. The 205-pound fullback rushes for six touchdowns and kicks four extra points in leading the Chicago Cardinals to a Thanksgiving Day victory before some 7,000 fans at Comiskey Park.

Nevers' 40 points is the NFL's oldest standing record. He is the only NFL player to ever ...

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