Offensive linemen who passed, ran, or received

Offensive linemen almost never get the chance to touch the ball after the snap. Their job is to block for the smaller, faster players behind them, and unlike the players lined up on their outside, they are prohibited from catching a forward pass directly from the quarterback. When a player north

The NFL quiz with 10,000 questions

To celebrate Quirky Research reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter @QuirkyResearch, we have a quiz that has 10,000 NFL questions. That is, twenty-five questions about the rare times NFL football and the number 10,000 have intersected. When you have finished, you can read the discussions of the answers here.

Ejections for the 2022 season

A running list of players ejected in the 2022 season. Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. 1 PHI-DET Tracy Walker S DET Swinging at opponent, possible official contact 2:45/3Q Allen 2. 2 NO-TB Mike Evans*1 WR TB Fighting 12:55/4Q Hochuli 3. Marshon Lattimore CB NO 4. 4 CAR-ARI Will Hernandez RG ARI Contact with an official 15:00/4Q Hussey 5. 5 PIT-BUF A.J. Epenesa DL BUF Contact with an official 1:07/4Q Hussey 6. 7 CHI-NE Mike Pennel DT CHI Blindside block to head of defenseless player 8:00/4Q Allen 7. 8 GB-BUF Quay Walker LB GB Pushed opposing out-of-uniform player on sideline 4:07/2Q Torbert 8. 10 LAC-SF Dre Greenlaw LB SF Illegal forcible contact to head of opponent 0:38/2Q Smith 9. 11 CIN-PIT George Pickens WR PIT Illegal forcible contact to

How the 2022 Draft order is determined

The NFL Draft order is determined by a combination of regular season records, postseason performance, and the strength of schedule in the 2021 season. The Super Bowl winning Rams are 32; their opponents, the Bengals, are 31. Next, the remaining teams are assigned to 4 groups based on their playoff performance: losers

Longest distances to go for a first down

Every so often, a drive stalls in epic fashion and the offense is saddled with a huge distance to complete a first down. Long distances to go for a first down, prior to 1980 Official play-by-play stat sheets -- currently referred to as "gamebooks" -- have been compiled by the NFL since

1985 USFL boxscores

Week 1 Orlando Renegades at Tampa Bay Bandits Tampa Stadium, Tampa, FL Sat. February 23, 1985 1 2 3 4 Orlando Renegades 0 0 0 7 7 Tampa Bay Bandits 14 14 7 0 35 1st Quarter TB–Tony Office 35 yd fumble return (Zenon Andrusyshyn kick), 7:07 left TB–Gary Anderson 3 yd rush (Zenon Andrusyshyn kick), 1:18 left 2nd Quarter TB–Gary Anderson 68 yd rush (Zenon Andrusyshyn kick), 14:31 left TB–Gary

1984 USFL boxscores

Week 1 Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ Sun. February 26, 1984 1 2 3 4 Oakland Invaders 7 0 0 0 7 Arizona Wranglers 7 7 7 14 35 1st Quarter ARI–Kevin Long 14 yd rush (Frank Corral kick), 9:10 left OAK–Ronnie Smith 5 yd pass from Fred Besana (Kevin Shea kick), 2:51 left 2nd Quarter ARI–Wamon Buggs 16 yd pass from Greg Landry (Frank Corral

1983 USFL boxscores

Week 1 Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ Sun. March 6, 1983 1 2 3 4 Oakland Invaders 7 0 0 17 24 Arizona Wranglers 0 0 0 0 0 1st Quarter OAK–Wyatt Henderson 53 yd pass from Fred Besana (Kevin Shea kick), 6:51 left 4th Quarter OAK–Arthur Whittington 2 yd rush (Kevin Shea kick), 12:47 left OAK–Kevin Shea 45 yd field goal, 6:25 left OAK–Wyatt Henderson

2021 AFC tiebreakers after Week 17 (plus DEN-KC)

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: Limited possibility of future tie games (PIT appears in the table for the first time). Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the

2021 NFC tiebreakers after Week 17 (plus PHI-DAL)

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,