Every safety … ever

The bookkeeping for most scoring plays is clear, simple, and consistent: the type of play, the scoring player, the passer ...

When overtime wasn’t sudden death

The evolution of the overtime rule in the NFL is as follows: 1941 — Sudden-death rule was added for divisional ...

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 ...

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? ...

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 ...

Winning the OT coin toss and kicking

Embed from Getty Images In 2002, Detroit Lions coach Marty Mornhinweg was roundly criticized for choosing to take the wind ...

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 ...

Palpably unfair acts

[Last updated 10/10/2023: North Carolina State touchdown from 1971.] What happens when something obviously unfair yet not specifically covered by ...