The Top Five Fumble Seasons In Philadelphia Eagles History



The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the older teams in the NFL and through the years have had some great players suit up for them. These players have put up big numbers in touchdowns, rushing yards, interceptions, passing yards, tackles, and more. Those are all great statistical categories to lead a team in.

There are other categories that aren’t so well liked. Like fumbles. Who owns the team marks for most fumbles in a season?

With 13 fumbles in a season, Randall Cunningham in 1992 and Rodney Peete in 1995 put up a pretty formidable number. That number was topped though by the 14 fumbles by Wilbert Montgomery in 1979 and Carson Wentz in 2016. The most fumbles in one season by an Eagles player though occurred in 1989 when Randall Cunningham fumbled the ball 17 times.

What about for a career? Who has fumbled the ball the most while wearing the uniform of the Philadelphia Eagles? Randall Cunningham owns that all time mark with 89 career fumbles with the team.

Five Fun Facts About Miami Dolphins Quarterback Ryan Tannehill



Ryan Tannehill is one of the exciting young quarterbacks in the NFL. He has shown that he is dangerous both running and throwing the ball. Tannehill has quickly become a fan favorite there too.

Here are five fun facts about Ryan Tannehill:

That Jersey Number

Ryan Tannehill wears jersey number 17 for the Miami Dolphins. Others who have worn that number while playing for the team include Kevin Curtis, Steve DeBerg, Ron Jaworski, John Kidd, and Cleo Lemon.

Coincidence?

Ryan Tannehill not only wears jersey number 17, but is also the 17th starting quarterback the Miami Dolphins have used since the retirement of Dan Marino.

Banged Up!

In his second year in the NFL in 2013, Ryan Tannehill was the most sacked quarterback in the NFL. That year saw him get sacked 58 times for 399 yards in losses.

His First TD Pass

Ryan Tannehill’s first NFL TD pass came in Week 2 of his first year in the league. It happened in the second quarter of a win over the Oakland Raiders, went for 14 yards, and was caught by Anthony Fasano.

Birthday Boy!

Ryan Tannehill was born on July 27, 1988. Other NFL players who share his July 27th birthday include Haven Moses, Reggie McKenzie, Bob Klein, Hugh Green, Irv Cross, and Jason Buck.

The Most 100 Yard Rushing Games In Miami Dolphins History



The Miami Dolphins have a long history and have had some great players. While primarily known for their passing game most of the time, the team has also had some great running backs. Who has had the most 100 yard rushing games in Dolphins team history though?

#5 – Karim Abdul-Jabbar
From 1996 to 1998, Abdul Jabbar passed the 100 yard rushing mark in nine games.

#4 – Mercury Morris
Morris starred for the Dolphins in the early 1970’s and racked up ten 100 yard games from 1971 to 1975, with the Dolphins being victorious every time he did so.

#2 – Tie: Larry Csonka and Ronnie Brown.
The Dolphins were also undefeated in all 15 games in which Larry Csonka wento over the 100 yard mark. Ronnie Brown also broke the 100 yard barrier 15 times for the Dolphins too.

#1 – Ricky Williams
From 2002 to 2009, Ricky Williams rushed for 100 or more yards in a game for the Dolphins on 24 different occasions. Miami’s record in those games was 20-4.

Of note:

Running back Benny Malone just missed the list with eight 100 yard games, followed by Reggie Bush, Mark Higgs, and Lamar Smith with seven apiece.

Also, two players on the list saw their 100 yard performances benefit the team greatly. The Dolphins won all 10 games and all 15 games in which Mercury Morris and Larry Csonka went over the 100 yard mark.

All The Players Who Caught Just One TD Pass From Dan Marino Of The Dolphins



Dan Marino had a great NFL career, playing all of it with the Miami Dolphins. Over the course of that career he threw 420 regular season touchdown passes. A number of great players and memorable Dolphins caught a lot of them too, including Nat Moore, Irving Fryar, Mark Clayton, and Mark Duper. There were also players though who only caught one of Marino’s touchdown passes during their entire careers.

Players Who Caught Just One Of Dan Marino’s Touchdown Passes

Of Dan Marino’s 420 touchdown passes, twelve of them were thrown to players who would catch just one from him during their time in the league:

Sammie Smith
Brett Carolan
Karim Abdul-Jabbar
Vince Heflin
Rob Konrad
Bobby Humphrey
Frank Wainright
John Avery
Jerris McPhail
Brett Perriman
Robert Wilson
David Overstreet

The Most TD Passes By A Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Quarterback



The Tampa Bay Buccaneers came into the NFL in the 1970’s as an expansion team. They have had some highs and lows over the years, including a win in the Super Bowl. A number of men have suited up as quarterback for the team over the years. That’s a tough spot to succeed in, especially as a rookie.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Quarterbacks: Most TD Passes In A Season

In 2009, rookie Bucs quarterback threw 10 touchdown passes. This topped the team rookie record of nine that had been set three seasons earlier by Bruce Gradkowski. That mark would be topped four years later when Mike Glennon, in 2013, threw 19 touchdown passes.

The most touchdown passes thrown by a rookie Tampa Bay in a season though is the 22 put up by Jameis Winston in 2015.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rookie Quarterbacks: Most TD Passes In A Game

Several rookie Buccaneers quarterbacks have thrown two TD passes in a game over the years, including names like Doug Williams, Vinny Testaverde, Jameis Winston, Shaun King, Josh Johnson, Mike Hold, Bruce Gradkowski, Josh Freeman, and Mike Glennon.

In a win over the Packers in 2009, Josh Freeman threw three touchdown passes.

The most touchdown passes by a Bucs rookie quarterback in a game though came in 2015 when Jameis Winston threw a total of five in a win over the Eagles.

The Five Best Kicking Seasons In Cardinals NFL History



The kicking game is often one of the most needed parts of a football team. Kickers aren’t on the field for much of the game but when they’re needed, you notice. The Cardinals have been around for a very long time. Who in franchise history has had the best kicking seasons though?

#5 – Greg Davis – 1995
In 1995, Greg Davis would make 30 of 39 field goals for a 76.9% field goal percentage. Of his nine misses, five would come from 50 yards away or longer. He would convert all 19 of his extra point attempts that season.

#4 – Jay Feely – 2012
In 2012, the Cardinals went 5-11 after starting the season 4-0. In the process, Jay Feely successfully made all 25 of his extra point attempts and successfully kicked 25 of 28 field goals for a 89.3% field goal percentage.

#3 – Neil Rackers – 2008
The Cardinals of 2008 were a very high scoring team and Neil Rackers would convert on 44 of 44 extra point attempts. His 89.3% field goal percentage of the year, successfully making 25 of 28 attempts, was a team record at the time. One that he would later break.

#2 – Chandler Catanzaro – 2015
The 2015 season saw the Cardinals go 13-3, beat the Packers in overtime in the playoffs, and eventually lose to the Panthers in the conference championship. Along the way, Chandler Catanzaro made 53 of 58 field goals for a 91.4% percentage. He also made 28 of 31 extra point attempts.

#1 – Neil Rackers – 2005
Rackers finished 2005 successfully making 40 of the 42 field goals he attempted, missing one from over 50 yards and another from just under. His 95.2# field goal percentage for the season is a team record. He was also a perfect 20 for 20 on extra points.

Of note:

-Five players have made 100% of their field goal tries during a season with the Cardinals. Those players are Bill Smith who was two for two in 1938, Regis Monahan who was one for one in 1939, Dave Mann who was one for one in 1955, Nick Novak who was three for three in 2005, and Mike Nugent who was two for two in 2009.

Great Games – Qadry Ismail Goes Off In A Ravens Win Over The Steelers



Though the Baltimore Ravens have only technically been around since the mid 1990’s (before that they were the Cleveland Browns), the rivalry between them and the Pittsburgh Steelers is intense. These two teams always seem to play each other tough. Sometimes this means defensive battles and sometimes this means slugging it out with their running backs.

On December 12th, 1999 though the match-up would feature one of the bigger receiving performances put in when Qadry Ismail of the Ravens had the game of his life.

Pittsburgh opened up the scoring when running back Jerome Bettis passed the ball to wide receiver Hines Ward for a 21 yard score. Baltimore’s Priest Holmes answered back with a 64 yard touchdown run. Kris Brown added a field goal for the Steelers and after the first quarter they were up 10-7. The only points scored in the second quarter came on a field goal from Matt Stover which made it 10-10 at halftime.

To start the 3rd quarter off, Ravens quarterback hit Qadry Ismail for a touchdown from 54 yards out. Steelers quarterback Mike Tomczak answered back with a six yard touchdown pass to Troy Edwards. Banks would hit Ismail again, this time from 59 yards away. This would be followed by the third of Ismail’s touchdowns that day when he caught a 76 yard pass from Banks. When the third quarter ended, the Ravens had opened it up to a 31-17 lead. Tomczak would add his second touchdown pass of the day in the fourth quarter when he threw it to Kordell Stewart from 11 yards out. The Ravens though would hold on for the win by the score of 31-24.

Ravens quarterback Tony Banks would actually have a poor passing performance that day. Although he racked up 268 yards in the air, he only completed eight of 26 passes. Qadry Ismail though was having the time of his life. He caught six passes for 258 yards and three touchdowns that day, a day he will most likely never forget.

Which Players Caught Just One TD Pass From Bob Griese Of The Miami Dolphins?



Bob Griese is a true NFL legend. He was quarterback of the Miami Dolphins during a time when they were truly the best team in the NFL. He played in a lot of big games over the years. He also threw a lot of touchdown passes.

Many players caught a lot of touchdown passes thrown by Bob Griese. In fact, the player who caught the most, a total of 33, was none other than Nat Moore. Other players catching a double digit amount of TD passes from Bob Griese were Paul Warfield, Jim Mandich, Howard Twilley, Karl Noonan, and Duriel Harris. There were also eight players he played with who would catch just one touchdown pass from him.

The Eight Players Who Caught Just One TD Pass Thrown By Bob Griese

Nick Giaquinto
Loaird McCreary
Joe Auer
Mercury Morris
Sammy Price
Gene Milton
Gary Davis
Frank Jackson

10 Fun Facts About Vanderbilt Stadium



Vanderbilt Stadium has seen some great games over the years. Some notable players have played there too, both on the home team and as visitors. Here is a look at some fun facts and interesting info about Vanderbilt Stadium.

-Vanderbilt Stadium was built in 1922 and had extensive remodeling done in 1981.

-When built, it was the first stadium in the south to be used just for college football.

-Beginning in 1998, Vanderbilt Stadium became home to the Music City Bowl.

-The complex is named Vanderbilt Stadium but the surface is named Dudley Field after William Dudley, an early Dean of the Vanderbilt University Medical School and also a man who was integral to the founding of both the Southeastern Conference as well as the NCAA.

-The playing surface of Vanderbilt Stadium was natural grass from 1922 to 1969 before it was replaced with Astroturf in 1970. The Astroturf was pulled out in 1998 and beginning in 1999 grass would make its return to the field at Vanderbilt.

-During the 1998 NFL season, Vanderbilt Stadium was home to the Tennessee Oilers who the very next year would be renamed the Tennessee Titans.

-Vanderbilt Stadium was never intended to be the home of an NFL team. The Oilers first played in Memphis at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium in 1997. The attendance there was so low that the team relocated to Nashville a year early and played at Vanderbilt while their new stadium there was under construction.

-The first night game ever played at the stadium came in 1954 when the Vanderbilt Commodores hosted the number 10 ranked Baylor Bears. The only reason lighting was available at the game was because it had been installed in preparation for a Billy Graham Crusade. The stadium hosted a second Billy Graham Crusade 25 years later in 1979.

-Some of the many musical acts that have performed at Vanderbilt Stadium include Dave Matthews Band, U2, Pink Floyd, and the Rolling Stones.

-On May 18th, 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke at Vanderbilt Stadium.

The Most TD Passes By A Detroit Lions Rookie Quarterback



The Detroit Lions are one of the oldest franchises in the National Football League. Over the years, there have been some great players who have played for the team too. That includes at quarterback. Being a successful quarterback in the NFL is hard enough. Being successful in that position as a rookie is even harder.

Who holds the Lions team records for TD passes as a rookie?

Detroit Lions Rookie Quarterbacks: Most TD Passes In A Season

The Detroit Lions have had six rookie quarterbacks in their history reach double figures in touchdown passes in a season.

Fred Enke in 1948, Jeff Komlo in 1979, and Charlie Batch in 1998 all finished their rookie seasons in Detroit having thrown 11 TD passes.

In 2002, Lions rookie quarterback Joey Harrington threw 12 touchdown passes.

The most TD passes thrown in a season by a rookie quarterback wearing a Detroit Lions uniform is 13. This was first done in 1947 by Clyde LeForce. It was duplicated in 2009 by Matthew Stafford.

Detroit Lions Rookie Quarterbacks: Most TD Passes In A Game

A number of rookie Detroit Lions quarterbacks have thrown two touchdown passes in a game over the years. This includes Matthew Stafford, Karl Sweetan, Rodney Peete, Mike McMahon, Greg Landry, Jeff Komlo, Todd Hons, Joey Harrington, and Charlie Batch. One though topped that by far. In a win over the Browns in November of 2009, Matthew Stafford threw five touchdown passes as a rookie for the Detroit Lions.