AFC Tiebreakers entering Week 15

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season,

NFC tiebreakers entering Week 15

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season,

AFC Tiebreakers entering Week 14

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season,

NFC tiebreakers entering Week 14 (and NO-ATL)

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season,

Quirky find: a 1951 palpably unfair act awarded 1 point

A palpably unfair act is loosely defined as an act by a player or team that far exceeds the bounds of sportsmanship, that the referee is empowered to make any equitable ruling necessary. It is a very rarely evoked provision of the rules. Toledo at Dayton, October 13, 1951 Dayton, up 20-0

Progressive Active College Touchdown Streak Leaders (Updated)

  A look at the schools that have been the active alumni touchdown streak leaders at any point in post-merger NFL history: Progressive Active Alumni* Touchdown Streak Leaders, 1970-2017 Years - Week College Streak Streak At End Began Ended Scorers, TD (Weeks) Notes 1970 - W1 Arizona St. 10 19 1969 - W6 1970 - W10 Charley Taylor, 13 (11) Jerry Smith, 12 (9) Travis Williams, 9 (5) Ben Hawkins, 6

Players with the longest sack streaks

The Vikings' Everson Griffen has recorded at least one sack in 7 consecutive games.  How close is he to the record? Most consecutive NFL games with at least 1 sack Player Team Games From To Simon Fletcher DEN 10 1992 Week 11 1993 Week 3 DeMarcus Ware DAL 10 2007 - 15 2008 - 7 Bruce Smith BUF 9 1986 - 11 1987 - 7* Kevin Greene SF/CAR 9 1997 - 15 1998 - 7 Dwight Freeney IND 9 2008

Reader mail! Extra points

Updated 10/22/2017: Jeff Heath extra point. In 1971 the Bears had two non-kickers score PATs: Bobby Douglass on a rush and Dick Butkus on a pass from Douglass. Douglass was the Bears' holder on placekicks. Prior to the 2-pt conversion rule in '94; how many times during the era after the

Catcher’s interference in the postseason

Jacoby Ellsbury became the first player ever to draw multiple catcher's interference calls in a postseason career.  Ellsbury also holds the regular season career record (31) and the single-season record (12). Dates are linked to the box score at Baseball Reference. Catcher's interference, postseason Batter Team Date Series Catcher Roger Peckinpaugh WAS Senators 10/15/1925 WS Earl Smith Bud Metheny NYY 10/6/1943 WS Walker Cooper Ken Boyer STL 10/12/1964 WS Elston Howard Pete Rose CIN 10/10/1970 WS Elrod Hendricks Richie

When the offense doesn’t get far: games with the shortest longest plays

The longest play from scrimmage in Week 5's Dolphins-Titans game was only 17 yards.  Is this the lowest ever? Shortest longest play from scrimmage, 1981-2017 Scores are linked to the box score at Pro Football Reference. Does not include defense or special teams. Both teams Game Date Length Notes Broncos 13, at Bears 3 12/18/1993 16 39 degrees and rainy at kickoff; mud-soaked