NFC West Starting Quarterback Changes

  Chicago Cardinals (1950-1959) / St. Louis Cardinals (1960-1987) / Phoenix Cardinals (1988-1993) / Arizona Cardinals (1994-2019) Name stint Tenure [Year - Week (Game)] Starting QB First Start Last Start GS Reason for Change From * Record Jim Hardy 1950 - 2 (1) 1950 - 5 (4) 4 1 1-3 Frank Tripucka 1950 - 6 (5) 1950 - 7 (6) 2 concussion 2-0 Hardy 2 1950 - 8 (7) 1950 - 13 (12) 6 "retired" 2-4 Tripucka 2 1951 -

Defunct Franchise Starting Quarterback Changes

Franchises in operation since 1950. Baltimore Colts (1950) This Baltimore Colts franchise began in 1947 in the All-American Football Conference, and was largely formed from the remnants of the Miami Seahawks. The AAFC folded into the NFL, keeping the Baltimore, Cleveland, and San Francisco franchises. Baltimore folded after the 1950 season and

Punting Before 4th Down: A Brief History

Punting prior to fourth down used to be a common tactic in American football in the days of the single wing and scoreless ties.Β  Rather than risk a game-changing turnover, a team pinned deep in its own territory or facing an unlikely-to-be-converted down and distance would often punt early in

Simple NFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2011, After Week 16

Notes and assumptions:No possibility of tie games except DAL-NYG. Tiebreakers are as they would be at the end of the season, NOT as of right now.Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored. Division ties are broken first.If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker,

Simple AFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2011, After Week 16

Notes and assumptions:No possibility of tie games.Tiebreakers are as they would be at the end of the season, NOT as of right now.Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored.Division ties are broken first. (Example: If NE, BAL, and PIT all finish 12-4, break the BAL-PIT tie

Blogging the NFL Rule Book: 2011 Changes

The NFL made many changes to its rulebook in the offseason, ranging from the truly irrelevant (a reference to the "Rules Committee" was changed to "Competition Committee") to the clarifying (the entire chapter pertaining to plays from scrimmage was rewritten) to the game-changing (kickoffs have been moved forward from the

Simple NFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2010, After Week 16

Notes and assumptions:No possibility of tie games.Tiebreakers are as they would be at the end of the season, NOT as of right now.Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored.Divisional ties are broken first.If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker, not the two-team tiebreaker.Strength-of-victory