*SONG IDENTIFIED* - 9/22/21
Barring something unexpected, this will be the last highlight I post from the 1980s (there's actually another Unknown Song from 1988 I tried to post, but the video got copyright blocked by the NFL and I have no other clips with that song). Unknown Song #20 is the only unidentified track from 1989 that I can confirm was used more than once. It's also one of a very few 1989 music debuts that wasn't either from Sonoton or David Reilly's Success album (UPDATE: it turns out it was from Sonoton, but from an LP that wasn't ported to a CD initially). I would really like to find this one, since I think it's one of the best NFL Primetime pieces I haven't identified.
US #20's accompanying highlight wasn't an interesting game on its own merits, but it was an important milestone. In this game in the Superdome, Jimmy Johnson learned very quickly that he had a total tear-down/rebuild on his hands with the Cowboys. It was also the first regular-season game in franchise history not coached by Tom Landry. The Saints, meanwhile, would miss the playoffs with a winning record for the second-straight season (they would ironically go 8-8 and make the playoffs in 1990).