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, 1970-2018   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

Most plays in a quarter

The Bears ran 35 plays in the 4th quarter in last week's game against the Titans.  Is this a record? No, but it's close.  Most of the following, like the Bears, were failed comebacks from large deficits. Most plays in a quarter, since 1983 All in the 4th quarter unless noted Team Date Plays* Opponent Non-plays** Notes St. Louis Rams 12/10/1995 40 BUF 3 San

Left-handers who played 2B, post-1920

1. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago Cubs, September 28, 2016; April 16, 2017; and April 17, 2017.Rizzo, normally the first baseman, was playing in to protect against the bunt with a runner on 1st and the pitcher up, while normal second baseman Ben Zobrist was holding the runner on at the first

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.  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

New pitcher used in the field

Andrew Cashner, San Diego Padres, April 24, 2014 Padres left fielder Seth Smith suffered some sort of leg injury either fielding a ball in the bottom of the 10th inning or while running out a ground ball in the top of the 11th. The Padres had several position players remaining on the

Somehow, this team went 8-8 with Geno Smith at QB

Fewest opponents' fumbles recovered, NFL season through 2013 (includes strike seasons) Team Year Recovered Opp Fumbles New York Jets 2013 2* 18 Los Angeles Rams 1974 3 15 Green Bay Packers 1995 3 12 Miami Dolphins 2011 3 17 Indianapolis Colts 2012 3 11 Philadelphia Eagles 1944 4 ? San Francisco 49ers 1982 4 14 Jacksonville Jaguars 2006 4 12 Jacksonville Jaguars 2008 4 15 Pittsburgh Steelers 2011 4 13 San Diego Chargers 2011 4 11 St. Louis Rams 2012 4 17 Houston Texans 2013 4 15 Arizona Cardinals 1997 5 16 Chicago Bears 2003 5 19 Oakland Raiders 2006 5 16 New York Giants 2008 5 22 Washington Redskins 2008 5 16 Buffalo Bills 2009 5 21 Houston Texans 2010 5 16 Jacksonville Jaguars 2010 5 12 Green Bay Packers 2012 5 18 Philadelphia Eagles 2012 5 21 Tennessee Titans 2012 5 15 * One of the fumbles the Jets recovered

One-point safety

(Updated with Oregon's Fiesta Bowl and Hamline's 2000 one-point safeties.) Before the 1988 season, the NCAA made a rule change, awarding college football teams two points for returning a failed extra point or two-point conversion. This happens occasionally (9 times in I-A football in 2005). This rule change brought in play a