Field goal attempts on consecutive plays

The Steelers and Bears attempted field goals on consecutive plays from scrimmage today. Β When was the last time this happened with no kickoff in between? Field Goal Attempts On Consecutive Plays, 1982-2017 Miami Dolphins at Dallas Cowboys, November 25, 1993: The Dolphins, trailing 14-13, had driven to the Cowboys 24 with

Every safety … ever

The bookkeeping for most scoring plays is clear, simple, and consistent: the type of play, the scoring player, the passer (if applicable), and the yardage. Safeties are an exception; at best, the box score line will show the tackler and the player safetied; at worst, they'll read something like "Safety,

When overtime wasn’t sudden death

The evolution of the overtime rule in the NFL is as follows: 1941 β€” Sudden-death rule was added for divisional playoff games (at the time, these were one-game playoffs to break a division tie to advancetoΒ the NFL title game) 1946 β€” Sudden-death was extended to the championship game to avoid

NFL fair-catch kick attempts

After a fair catch, an NFL team has the right to take a free kick from the line of scrimmage on the next play. If the kick goes through the uprights, the kicking team scores 3 points. It is also known as a "free kick field goal." What special rules apply?

Longest nonscoring plays in NFL history

    Is there a list of the longest plays that didn't result a touchdown? Elias Sports Bureau probably has a list (they verified that Percy Harvin's 104-yard kickoff return was the longest nonscoring play in NFL history), but I've never seen one published. Both scrimmage (runs and passes) and nonscrimmage (returns) plays are

Winning the OT coin toss and kicking

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Longest missed field goals

As far as I can tell, there are no league-wide official records kept for length of missed field goals. The following list is should be complete, however.Β Β Note that a fair number of the kicks took place in Denver. Longest missed field goal attempts, NFL Kicker Team Length Result Date How Missed? Notes Sebastian Janikowski Oakland Raiders 76 SD 28, OAK 18 9/28/2008 short Mark Moseley Washington

Palpably unfair acts

[Last updated 12/1/2017: Dayton extra point from 1951.] What happens when something obviously unfair yet not specifically covered by the rules happens during a football game? The palpably unfair act rule gives the referee full discretion to decide what should happen when such events occur, up to and including awarding one team