The Buffalo Bills’ Jim Kelly And His Fourth Quarter TD Passes



Jim Kelly of the Buffalo Bills was one of the most exciting quarterbacks of his era. He could manage a game, throw the long ball, and hit the quick slant as good as anyone. One of the best parts about getting to watch him play though was seeing him run the no-huddle offense, or K-Gun, that was used by the Bills while he was there.

Jim Kelly threw 237 touchdown passes during his NFL career with the Bills. He threw 60 of them in the fourth quarter. That’s more than he threw in any other quarter of play. The player who caught more of his fourth quarter touchdown passes than anyone else was Andre Reed with 14. In second was Thurman Thomas with eight, followed by James Lofton and Pete Metzelaars who each caught six fourth quarter touchdown passes from him over the years.

The team he threw more fourth quarter TD passes against during his career was the New England Patriots with a total of 11.

Five Fun Facts About The Tampa Bay Buccaneers



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into the league in the late 1970s, the same years as the Seattle Seahawks. They have had some ups and downs over the years including everything from a winless season to a Super Bowl victory. Here are some interesting Tampa Bay Buccaneers trivia items.

1. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers lost the first 26 NFL regular season games they played, not winning their first game until near the end of their second season in the league.

2. Tampa Bay would use their number one overall pick in the 1986 NFL Draft to select a player that would never even show up for training camp, Bo Jackson. Jackson would instead choose to play baseball for the Kansas City Royals and re-enter the NFL Draft the next season where the Raiders would select him in the seventh round.

3. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers achieved their first win in franchise history over the New Orleans Saints on the road, their first home victory would come later in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals.

4. The Buccaneers won the last game ever played in Philadelphia’s famous Veteran’s Stadium, the 2002 NFC Championship Game victory over the Eagles.

5. The first Tampa Buccaneers player to have his jersey number retired by the team was defensive star Lee Roy Selmon.

Five Fun Facts About The Oilers / Titans!



The Tennessee Titans got their start as the Houston Oilers in the AFC in 1960. Here is a quick look at some interesting Oilers and Titans trivia.

1. Superstar Houston Oilers quarterback Warren Moon is the first quarterback to be elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame after not being selected in the NFL Draft.

2. During the Tennessee Titans first three seasons after moving to Tennessee they played their home games in three different stadiums; Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Vanderbilt Stadium and LP Field.

3. Bruce Matthews, one of the best offensive linemen ever, played his whole NFL career for one franchise. He did however play under three different team names; the Houston Oilers, the Tennessee Oilers, and the Tennessee Titans.

4. The Houston Oilers were charter members of the American Football League and experienced early success, playing in each of the first three AFL Championship Games, winning the first two.

5. Tennessee is one of two teams currently in the NFL to have gone by the name Titans. When the New York Jets joined the American Football League in 1960, they played their first couple of seasons as the New York Titans.

Five Fun Facts About The Washington Redskins


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The Washington Redskins trace their history back to the early days of the NFL. Here is a quick look at some Washington Redskins trivia.

1. Legendary Redskins defensive back Darrell Green won the NFL’s fastest man competition four times in a row.

2. Joe Gibbs is in the Pro Football Hall of Fame and is one of the most respected head coaches in Washington Redskins history, few remember though that in his first year on the job the Redskins lost their first five games under their new head coach.

3. Running back John Riggins was the second player in NFL history to score more than 100 rushing touchdowns. The first player to do this was Jim Brown.

4. The Washington Redskins finished the 1983 season with a record of 14-2, their only two losses both occurred in Monday Night Football games.

5. The Washington Redskins won their first NFL championship in 1937, this was also the first year the team played in the nation’s capital.

Five Fun Facts At The New York Giants



The New York Giants are one of the oldest franchises in the NFL. They have a fascinating history and have accomplished quite a bit over the years. Here is a quick look at some fun facts about the New York Giants.

1. The only person to be the head coach of both the New York Giants and the New York Jets is Bill Parcells.

2. The first rushing touchdown scored during a regular season game played outside the United States was scored by Giants quarterback Eli Manning in the team’s victory over the Dolphins in a 2007 game in London.

3. Giants running back Dave Meggett’s career passing numbers are four attempts, four completions, four touchdowns.

4. Giants quarterback Phil Simms was the first player to utter the line “I’m going to Disneyland” following the Super Bowl.

5. After a disappointing 1928 season and as a way to acquire new talent, Giants owner Tim Mara purchased the complete Detroit Wolverines roster and merged the two teams together to play under the name New York Giants.


Five Fun Facts About The Arizona Cardinals


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The Cardinals have not always been in Arizona and actually trace their history back to the early days of the NFL. Here is a quick look at some interesting Cardinals trivia.

1. During the 1944 NFL season, due to labor shortages because of World War II, the Cardinals and Steelers combined rosters. This new hybrid team failed to win any games that season.

2. Two of Babe Ruth’s then record 60 home runs that he hit during the 1927 baseball season were given up by pitcher Ernie Nevers of the St. Louis Browns. Nevers also played running back for the NFL’s Chicago Cardinals.

3. In 2005, the Arizona Cardinals receiving duo of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin became only the third set of teammates to catch more than 100 passes in a season.

4. The Arizona Cardinals are owned by the Bidwell family who have owned the team since 1932.

5. In the twenty-eight years that the Cardinals played in St. Louis, they never once played in a home playoff game.

Five Fun Facts About The Buffalo Bills


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The Buffalo Bills are one of the original AFL franchises from 1960. Over the years, the team has had some great successes. Here is a quick look at some interesting Buffalo Bills trivia.

1. Former Buffalo Bills running back Thurman Thomas was known as an exceptional pass receiver out of the backfield, catching just less than 500 passes during his NFL career. During his entire college career at Oklahoma State University he had just two receptions.

2. Because the New York Giants and New York Jets both play their home games in New Jersey, the Buffalo Bills are the only one of New York’s three NFL teams that actually play their games in the state of New York.

3. Longtime Buffalo Bills quarterback Joe Ferguson played for the team from 1973 through 1984. He then went on to play for three other NFL teams before retiring following the 1990 season. He would come out of retirement at the age of 45 in 1995 to play for the Canadian Football League‘s San Antonio Texans.

4. When Ralph Wilson decided to pursue the idea of purchasing a franchise in the American Football League, he was already a part owner of an NFL team, the Detroit Lions.

5. The first former United States Football League player to make it into the Professional Football Hall of Fame was Buffalo Bills star quarterback Jim Kelly.

Five Fun Facts About The Carolina Panthers



The Carolina Panthers came into the NFL in 1995. In their short history, the team has had some great years. Here is a quick look at some Carolina Panthers trivia.

1. One of the first players to be cut by the Carolina Panthers in 1995 was future professional wrestling star Bill Goldberg who the team had claimed off waivers from the Atlanta Falcons.

2. In 1995 the Carolina Panthers became the first expansion team to defeat the previous year’s Super Bowl winner.

3. The first player to play for the Carolina Panthers and then make it into the Pro Football Hall of Fame was defensive end Reggie White who was better known for playing with the Philadelphia Eagles and Green Bay Packers.

4. During the Carolina Panthers first year in the NFL, they played their home games in Clemson University’s Memorial Stadium.

5. Carolina Panthers coach John Fox’s first coaching experience in professional football came as part of the United States Football League’s Los Angeles Express.


Five Fun Facts About The Chicago Bears



The Bears are one of the most historic franchises in the entire NFL. Here is a quick look at some interesting Chicago Bears trivia.

1. The title of the official fight song of the Chicago Bears is “Bear Down, Chicago Bears”.

2. When the Chicago Bears franchise was founded, their original name was the Decatur Staleys.

3. Over the course of the Chicago Bears first six seasons in the NFL, they recorded thirty-four shutout victories.

4. The first season in which the now trademark letter “C” appeared on the helmets of the Chicago Bears was 1962.

5. The Chicago Bears defeated the Washington Redskins in the 1940 NFL Championship Game by a score of 73-0.


Five Fun Facts About The Cincinnati Bengals


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The Bengals are a proud franchise that has accomplished quite a bit. Whether good or bad, they always put on a good show too. Here is some interesting Cincinnati Bengals trivia to check out.

1. The last pass thrown during the career of longtime Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason was a 77 yard touchdown throw to wide receiver Darnay Scott.

2. Former Cincinnati Bengals linebacker, and Dartmouth graduate, Reggie Williams served on the Cincinnati City Council while also playing football for the Bengals.

3. Both Ohio based NFL franchises, the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns were founded by the same person, longtime NFL owner and coach Paul Brown.

4. The signature tiger striped helmets worn by the Cincinnati Bengals made their debut in 1981.

5. Longtime Cincinnati Bengals head coach Sam Wyche played quarterback in the AFL and NFL for a number of teams including the Cincinnati Bengals, Washington Redskins, Detroit Lions, St. Louis Cardinals and Buffalo Bills.