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Put Me In, Coach

Photograph By Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Sept. 19, 1985: Two days after being released from the hospital for muscle spasms and fighting an infection in his right leg, Jim McMahon convinces Mike Ditka to put him in with the Bears down 17-9 in the third quarter. McMahon throws three touchdown passes, including the game winner to Dennis McKinnon, to lead the Bears to a 33-24 victory.