Taking A Look At Quarterback Michael Vick’s Ten 100 Yard Rushing Games



Michael Vick, thanks mostly to off the field issues, had a very controversial NFL career. No one can dispute though that he was an incredible athlete. In a league where the quarterback’s primary responsibility was to throw the ball, Vick came in and showed just how much a QB could run too.

Prior to him, a quarterback topping the 100 yard rushing mark was a true oddity. In the 25 years before his arrival in the league, Randall Cunningham had done it three times, Kordell Stewart and Donovan McNabb had each done it twice, and it had been accomplished once each by Aaron Brooks, Steve Young, and (amazingly) Vinny Testaverde. Enter, Michael Vick. By the time he was done, he had done it ten different times himself.

Here is a look at Michael Vick’s ten 100 yard rushing games:

Dec 1, 2002 – Atlanta vs. Minnesota

Michael Vick’s first 100 yard rushing game came early in his second season when he carried the ball 10 times for 173 yards and two touchdowns. The Falcons won this game in overtime on a 46 yard rushing touchdown by Vick. That was his second rushing TD of the game that day. This was his only 100 yard rushing performance where he would score more than one touchdown. Vick’s 173 rushing yards here was the most rushing yards he would ever gain in a game.

Dec 7, 2003 – Atlanta vs. Carolina

A little over a year after doing it for the first time, Michael Vick broke the 100 yard rushing mark for a second time in another overtime win, this time against the Panthers. Vick tied up the game in the fourth quarter with a one yard touchdown run and Kevin Mathis won it in overtime with an interception return for a score. Vick finished the game with 14 carries for 141 yards and a touchdown.

Sept 19, 2004 – Atlanta vs. St. Louis

Michael Vick’s third 100 yard rushing game came early in 2004 in a win over the Rams when he carried the ball 12 times for 109 yards. This was his first 100 yard rushing game without a rushing touchdown.

October 31, 2004 – Atlanta vs. Denver

A little over a month later, Michael Vick topped the 100 yard rushing mark for the second time in a season when he ran the ball 12 times for 115 yards and no touchdowns in a win on the road against the Broncos. He also passed for 252 yards that day. This would be his highest passing yards total in a game in which he ran for over 100 yards.

November 21, 2004 – Atlanta vs. New York Giants

Michael Vick broke the 100 yard rushing barrier for the third time in the 2004 season when he carried the ball 15 times for 104 yards and no touchdowns.

September 17, 2006 – Atlanta vs. Tampa Bay

After not rushing for 100 or more yards in a game in the 2005 season, Michael Vick came back with a vengeance in 2006. In an early season win over the Buccaneers, he carried the ball 14 times for 127 yards and one touchdown.

October 1, 2006 – Atlanta vs. Arizona

Two weeks later, in a win over the Cardinals, Michael Vick did it again. This time he barely broke the barrier when he ran the ball 11 times for 101 yards and no touchdowns.

November 26, 2006 – Atlanta vs. New Orleans

In the 11th game of the 2006 season, Michael Vick broke the 100 yard rushing mark for the third time in the season when he ran the ball 12 times for 166 yards and no touchdowns.

September 12, 2010 – Philadelphia vs. Green Bay

After being out of football due to legal issues, Michael Vick returned to the NFL in 2009 with the Philadelphia Eagles. In week one of the 2010 season, in a loss to the Packers, he carried the ball 11 times for 103 yards and no touchdowns.

December 19, 2010 – Philadelphia vs. New York Giants

Michael Vick pass the 100 yard rushing mark in a game for the 10th and final time of his career in the 14th game of the 2010 season, a win over the Giants. This made New York the only team that Vick would accomplish this feat more than once against. He carried the ball 10 times that day for 130 yards and a touchdown.

Cowboys Quarterback Dak Prescott And His First NFL Game



Dak Prescott came out of the 2016 season, his first in the NFL, being named to the Pro Bowl, the All-Rookie Team, the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, and the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. How was his first game though?

Dak Prescott And His First NFL Game

Sept. 11, 2016: Giants 20 – 19

On September 11, 2016, Dak Prescott and the Dallas Cowboys took the field at home in front of 92,867 people to play the visiting New York Giants.

After the first quarter, the Cowboys had the lead 3-0. This lead evaporated in the second quarter when they were outscored 13-6, making it 13-9 at halftime with the Giants out in front.

The Cowboys score a touchdown in the third quarter and then gave up one in the fourth quarter while adding a field goal of their own.

On an individual level, Prescott’s first play of the game and his career was a handoff to Ezekiel Elliott that was good for a one yard gain. On his second play, he completed a pass to Dez Bryand for an eight yard gain. That first drive of the season and his career resulted in a 23 yard field goal by Dan Bailey.

Prescott finished the game completing 25 of 45 passes for 227 yards and no touchdowns. He also ran the ball twice for 12 yards, including a long run of 11 yards.

Prescott’s 25 completions went to eight different receivers with Jason Witten getting nine receptions, Cole Beasley catching eight passes, Terrance Williams getting three catches, and Ezekiel Elliott, Dez Bryant, Brice Butler, Lance Dunbar, and Geoff Swaim each making one catch.

Dak Prescott had by any measure available a great first game of his rookie season. Even in a losing effort, he showed exactly what he was capable of.

Over 25 Fun Facts About The Superdome in Louisiana



The Superdome in Louisiana really made news when it was originally built. Over the years it has hosted some big events too, both in the sports world and not. Here is a look at some interesting info and fun facts about the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

-Until the car company bought the naming rights to the stadium in 2011 and called it the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the stadium had been known as the Louisiana Superdome from when it opened in 1975.

-The Sugar Bowl has been played in the Superdome every year since 1975 except for 2005 when it was relocated to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina.

-Before moving to the Superdome, the Sugar Bowl had been played at Tulane Stadium on the campus of Tulane University. When it opened, the Tulane Green Wave football team moved along with the Sugar Bowl and plays its home games at the Superdome now too. Tulane Stadium was condemned for destruction on the very day that the Superdome opened.

-The Superdome was quite a long project, plans were first drawn up for it in 1967, ground was broken on the project in 1971, and it would open in August of 1975.

-The diameter of the dome is 680 feet and the Superdome is 253 feet high.

-The Superdome is the largest fixed domed structure in the entire world.

-April 6, 1976 would see the first ever baseball game be played inside the Superdome. This was an exhibition game between the Minnesota Twins and the Houston Astros.

-The Superdome’s official address is 1500 Sugar Bowl Drive.

-Super Bowl IX was supposed to have been played in the Superdome in January of 1975 but the stadium was not completed on time. The game instead was played at nearby Tulane Stadium and without the protection of the dome the teams played in cold and rainy conditions. The Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Minnesota Vikings in that game by the score of 16-6.

-The cost to construct the dome was 134 million dollars. The cost to repair it after Hurricane Katrina was 193 million dollars.

-The minor league baseball New Orleans Pelicans of the American Association used the Superdome as their home baseball field in 1977.

-One of the visionary proponents behind the building of the Louisiana Superdome was David Dixon who would go on to be the founder of the United States Football League in the 1980’s.

-The Superdome has a total interior floor area of 269,000 square feet.

-The first Super Bowl played in the Superdome, Super Bowl XII in 1978, was also the first one played in prime time.

-The Superdome was the home court of the New Orleans Jazz of the NBA from 1975 to 1979.

-Other than the 2005 season when the team had to play home games elsewhere due to damage to the stadium from Hurricane Katrina, the Superdome has been the home stadium for the New Orleans Saints every year since it opened. During 2005 the team had four home games relocated to Tiger Stadium on the campus of nearby Louisiana State University, three games moved to the Alamodome in San Antonio, and one home game actually played on the road at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.

-In addition to the Sugar Bowl, the New Orleans Bowl began being played in 2001, using the Superdome as its home venue. With the stadium unavailable following Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Bowl was played at Cajun Field, the home field of the Ragin’ Cajuns of The University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

-In 1977 the Superdome hosted 65,000 boxing fans who came and saw Muhammad Ali defeat Leon Spinks in what would be Ali’s last professional boxing win ever.

-The Louisiana Super Dome was also the home field for the city’s other professional football team, the New Orleans Breakers of the United States Football League who played there in 1984.

-From 1991 to 1992, the Superdome was the home field of the New Orleans Night, a member of the Arena Football League.

-The first regular season NFL game played in the Superdome was on September 28, 1975 and saw the home team New Orleans Saints shutout by the visiting Cincinnati Bengals by the score of 21-0.

-The first regular season touchdown scored in the Superdome came in the first game played there in 1975. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Ken Anderson hooked up with receiver Isaac Curtis on a 52 yard touchdown pass on the way to a 21-0 shutout of the hometown Saints.

-1987 saw Pope John Paul II give an address at the stadium.

-The 1988 Republican National Convention that nominated George H. W. Bush as their nominee for President was held at the Superdome.

-The early 1980’s saw the New York Yankees play a number of yearly exhibition games at the Superdome.

-The Louisiana High School Athletic Association began holding the state championship football games in the Superdome starting in 1981.

-2013 saw the Superdome host its seventh Super Bowl.

The First Winning Season In Oakland Raiders History



The Oakland Raiders came into pro football in 1960 as one of the original franchises of the American Football League (AFL). Like many teams, they struggled in those early years, but they eventually came to be one of the more successful teams in football. What about their first winning season though?

As a brand new team in 1960, the Raiders finished in third place in their division with a record of 6-8. This was followed up by two last place finishes with records of 2-12 and then 1-13. It was in 1963 though, their fourth year in football, that the Raiders would have their first winning season ever.

Game 1: Oakland 24 – Houston 13

The first game of the 1963 season saw the Raiders go on the road to Houston and defeat the Oilers 24-13. They were down 6-0 at halftime, scoring all 24 points in the second half. Interestingly, the first six points scored in that game for the Oilers were scored by future Raider George Blanda.

Record: 1-0

Game 2: Oakland 35 – Buffalo 17

It turned into back-to-back wins and a 2-0 record in week two when the Raiders topped the Bills 35-17. After a scoreless first quarter, the Bills scored 10 in the second which was topped by the 21 put up by the Raiders. Each team traded touchdowns in the third quarter and the Raiders added a final one on a one yard interception return by Jon Jelacic.

Record: 2-0

Game 3: Oakland 14 – Boston 20

Week 3 would see the Raiders drop their first game of the season when the visiting Patriots of Boston would beat them 20-14. Oakland was down 20-0 at the end of the 3rd quarter and attempted to come back, coming up just six points short.

Record: 2-1

Game 4: Oakland 7 – New York 10

Heading back on the road, the Raiders and the Jets would start their Week 4 matchup with one quick touchdown apiece in the first quarter. That was it for touchdowns though, with a 35 yard field goal by Dick Guesman of New York in the third quarter enough to spell doom for the Raiders.

Record: 2-2

Game 5: Oakland 0 – Buffalo 12

Staying on the road in the state of New York, the Raiders would drop another game when the Bills avenged their earlier loss by giving the Raiders their only shutout of the season, winning 12-0. The Bills put points on the board this week by scoring a field goal, touchdown, extra point, and safety.

Record: 2-3

Game 6: Oakland 14 – Boston – 20

The losing streak continued with a fourth straight loss coming in Week 6, this time on the road at Boston. Oakland was actually leading 7-3 at the half but couldn’t keep up in the latter two quarters of play.

Record: 2-4

Game 7: Oakland 49 – New York 26

The Raiders rebounded in a big way in Game 7 of the 1963 season when they returned home after three weeks in the Northeast and put up a monster total in a 49-26 win over the Jets. There was never any doubt in this one as the Raiders led 21-7 after the first quarter and 35-13 at halftime. Cotton Davidson only completed 9 passes in this game but three of them went for touchdowns.

Record: 3-4

Game 8: Oakland 34 – San Diego 33

After a week at home, the Raiders returned to the road, going down the coast to take on the Chargers. They squeaked by with a 34-33 win, lifting themselves to a .500 record in the process. The Raiders outscored San Diego 13-7 in the final quarter to seal the comeback victory.

Record: 4-4

Game 9: Oakland 10 – Kansas City 7

After putting up 49 and 34 points in the previous two weeks, the Raiders were held to just 10 points the next week but still pulled out the win when the Chiefs were only able to put up 7. The team was actually down 7-3 in the fourth quarger when Claude Gibson of the Raiders returned a put 85 yards for a touchdown and the go-ahead score.

Record: 5-4

Game 10: Oakland 22 – Kansas City 7

Oakland played Kansas City for the second straight week in the 10th game of the year and this time won the game 22-7. The Raiders scored all 22 points in the first half that day and Clem Daniels ran for 122 yards on 31 carries.

Record: 6-4

Game 11: Oakland 26 – Denver 10

After a bye week, and another weekend of games rescheduled following the assassination of President Kennedy, the Raiders returned to the road and came out of the Mile High City with a 26-10 win over the Broncos. The Raiders opened the scoring in that matchup with a safety in the first quarter, the Broncos followed up with a second quarter field goal and that made the score 3-2 at halftime. Denver was then outscored 24-7 in the second half to put the game away for Oakland.

Record: 7-4

Game 12: Oakland 41 – San Diego 27

The Raiders kept their winning streak going in the 12th game of the season, defeating San Diego 41-27 back in Oakland. This had to be another fourth quarter comeback though as the Raiders were down 20-10 at halftime and 27-10 after the third quarter. Oakland then scored 31 points in the final quarter, with Cotton Davidson throwing two touchdowns, running one in, and Mike Mercer adding a field goal while Alan Miller ran for another score.

Record: 8-4

Game 13: Oakland 35 – Denver 31

The visiting Broncos came to play the Raiders in the second to last game of the 1963 regular season and were dispatched 35-31. This time it was Oakland’s opponent that needed a comeback, but Denver fell just short.

Record: 9-4

Game 14: Oakland 52 – Houston 49

In the final game of the season, the Raiders welcomed the Houston Oilers to town, the same team they’d beaten in Week 1 of 1963. The points increased this time, but the Raiders still came out ahead, but just barely, winning the game 52-49 in a high scoring shootout. At halftime, the score was 35-35 and after three quarters of play Oakland was trailing 49-42. A touchdown pass from Tom Flores tied the game up and then it was put away with a 39 yard field goal from Oakland’s Mike Mercer. Houston quarterback George Blanda threw five TD passes that day, only to be shown up by the six TD passes thrown by Oakland quarterback Tom Flores. That would be the most touchdown passes Tom Flores would ever throw in one game. Receiver Art Powell was on the receiving end of four of those Flores TD passes. This was the final win in the Raiders first winning season ever and also gave them their first 10 win season.

Record: 10-4

Aftermath

This was the famous Al Davis’ first season as a head coach and it worked out pretty good. The Raiders finished second in the West to the Chargers, who they’d beaten twice, and San Diego would go on to win the AFL Championship that year.

How Many Quarterbacks Have Been Drafted Out Of Santa Clara University?



Located in Santa Clara, California, Santa Clara University has a long and impressive football history. How many quarterbacks have been drafted into professional football out of there?

Ken Casanega – 1942 – Steelers – 3rd Round

Jesse Freitas – 1944 – Steelers – 7th Round

Ron Calcagno – 1964 – Raiders – 18th Round

Dan Pastorini – 1971 – Oilers – 1st Round

John Hurley – 1978 – Redskins – 9th Round

14 Fun Facts About The Georgia Dome



Though it didn’t last long, the Georgia Dome hosted a number of important events. Here is a look at some of the more interesting info and fun facts about the Georgia Dome.

-When opened in 1992, the Georgia Dome was the largest domed structure in the entire world. This lasted until 1999 when the Millennium Dome in London was opened.

-Though mainly known as a football venue, from 1997 to 1999, the Georgia Dome was actually the home court for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks.

-Super Bowl XXVIII in 1994 and Super Bowl XXXIV in 2000 were both held in the Georgia Dome.

-Georgia State University was established in 1913 but would not have a football team until 2010. That first year saw them become the first college football regular season tenants of the Georgia Dome despite it having previously hosted numerous college football bowl games.

-A tornado ripped two holes in the roof material of the Georgia Dome in 2008 during the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament.

-In 2006, due to damage done by Hurricane Katrina to the Louisiana Superdome, the Georgia Dome became the only place outside of New Orleans to ever host the Sugar Bowl.

-The Georgia Dome hosted the Final Four for the NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship in both 2002 and 2007.

-The Georgia Dome was finished in 1992 and the total price tag was $214 million dollars.

-The Georgia Dome hosted some Olympic events during the 1996 Summer Olympics including basketball, gymnastics, and handball.

-The most people ever in attendance of an event there was the 75,892 fans that showed up for the 2008 SEC Championship Game.

-Wrestling fans packed the Georgia Dome in 2011 as it hosted Wrestlemania XXVII which featured the dramatic return of The Rock.

-Necessary Roughness is a one hour sports drama that appears on the USA Network. Shots of both the interior and exterior of the Georgia Dome are used in the show as the setting of the fictional home team’s home stadium.

-There are two large video screens on the outside of the stadium right along Northside Drive. They are used for promotional purposes, often advertising upcoming events. These were actually the original video screens inside the dome when it first opened and they were replaced in 2009.

-Upon completion of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium next door, the Georgia Dome will be demolished in 2017 to make way for stadium parking.

The NFL Quarterbacks Drafted Out Of Sam Houston State



Sam Houston State University was founded way back in 1879 and is located in Huntsville, just less than an hour north of Houston, Texas. Sam Houston State has a proud football history and has actually produced two quarterbacks who were thought highly enough of to be selected in the NFL Draft:

Josh McCown – 2002 – Cardinals – 3rd Round

Rhett Bomar – 2009 – Giants – 5th Round

Ten Little Known Facts About Sam Boyd Stadium In Las Vegas, Nevada



The University of Nevada-Las Vegas is not known for being a powerhouse, but they do put on a good show when they are on their home field. UNLV plays those home games at Sam Boyd Stadium which is located very near to many of the trappings of one of the most exciting cities in the world. Here is a look at ten little known facts about Sam Boyd Stadium.

#1 – Though the mailing address for the stadium is Las Vegas and it is home to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas football team, the stadium is actually located in the unincorporated town of Whitney, Nevada just outside the borders of the city of Las Vegas.

#2 – Sam Boyd Stadium has been known by three other names since it was built: Las Vegas Stadium (1971-79), Las Vegas Silver Bowl (1978-84), and Sam Boyd Silver Bowl (1984-93).

#3 – Sam Boyd Stadium is named after Sam Boyd, an influential person in the gaming history of Las Vegas.

#4 – Sam Boyd Stadium was opened in 1971.

#5 – Sam Boyd Stadium has been home to three different professional football teams, the Las Vegas Posse of the Canadian Football League, the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL, and the Las Vegas Locomotives of the UFL.

#6 – There is grass on the field now at Sam Boyd Stadium, but the field was made of AstroTurf from 1971 to 1998.

#7 – When the stadium was renovated in 1978, the capacity was more than doubled from 15,000 to 32,000. It was increased again to 36,800 when remodeled in 1999.

#8 – Sam Boyd Stadium hosts the Las Vegas Bowl in college football each season. The first one was played there in 1992.

#9 – At the 2008 Las Vegas Bowl held in Sam Boyd Stadium, the national anthem was sung by none other than David Hasselhoff.

#10 – The first professional team to ever call Sam Boyd Stadium home was the Las Vegas Quicksilvers of the North American Soccer League. The team played their just one season, in 1977, before moving to San Diego and becoming the San Diego Sockers.

The First Winning Season In Seattle Seahawks History



The Seattle Seahawks joined the National Football League in 1976. Today, the team has earned a reputation for exciting play, tough defense, and one of the loudest home fields in football. As an expansion team though, they were like other expansion teams, a team with a lot of struggles.

That expansion year saw Seattle post a final record of 2-12. This was improved upon in the team’s second season in 1977 when they would go 5-9 on the year. It was in Seattle’s third season though that they would finally have their first winning season. 1978 was also the first season the NFL would play 16 regular season games.

Game 1: Seattle 20 – San Diego 24

The 1978 season started out rough for Seattle with a home loss to the San Diego Chargers by the score of 24-20. It did feature a 64 yard touchdown pass from Jim Zorn to longtime Seahawks running back Sherman Smith. This was the longest touchdown by reception or run in Smith’s career. It was one of eight career TD passes thrown by Zorn of over 60 yards in length.

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Game 2: Seattle 10 – Pittsburgh 21

In Week 2 of the 1978 season, the Steelers would beat the Seahawks on their way to winning the Super Bowl at the end of the year. The one Seahawks touchdown scored in this game came on a one yard run by David Hughes. Quarterback Zorn was intercepted by future Hall of Fame member Jack Lambert too.

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Game 3: Seattle 24 – New York Jets 17

The Seahawks got their first win of the season in the third week when they shut down the Jets 24-17. Running back David Sims scored all three Seattle touchdowns in this game, scoring them all on runs of 3 yards or less. Finishing with 121 rushing yards, this was also Sims’ best game as a pro.

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Game 4: Seattle 28 – Detroit 16

Seattle evened their record out and got a back-to-back win when they beat the Lions 28-16. This game saw the Seahawks down 16-7 at the end of the third quarter but score three consecutive touchdowns in the fourth quarter to secure the victory. Those three late game touchdowns all came on passes by Jim Zorn, first to Steve Largent, then to Ron Howard, and finally to Sam McCullum.

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Game 5: Seattle 7 – Denver 28

The Denver Broncos relied on quarterbacks Norris Weese and Craig Penrose to lead them to a 28-7 win over the Seahawks. Seattle was scoreless in the first half and Denver scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Each team finished the game having intercepted the opposing quarterbacks three times.

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Game 6: Seattle 29 – Minnesota 28

It took another comeback effort for Seattle to once again even their record up when they beat the Vikings 29-28. At the end of the third quarter, Minnesota was in the lead 28-19. Quarterback Zorn ran a fourth quarter touchdown in from 22 yards out, his second rushing touchdown of the day, and then kicker Efren Herrera helped the team take the lead with a 19 yard field goal.

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Game 7: Seattle 28 – Green Bay 45

Seattle went on the road to Green Bay where the Packers were waiting and sporting a season record of 5-1. Green Bay jumped all over Seattle when they scored 28 points in the opening quarter. Seattle tried to fight back but it was too much. Three different players scored rushing TDs for Seattle that day: Jim Zorn, Sherman Smith, and David Sims. Packers running back Terdell Middleton finished the game with 23 carries for 121 yards and four touchdowns.

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Game 8: Seattle 27 – Oakland 7

The Seahawks returned home and took care of the Raiders in a 27-7 victory. They jumped all over Oakland and had a 21-0 lead at halftime. The Seattle defense intercepted future Hall of Famer Kenny Stabler four times that day.

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Game 9: Seattle 17 – Denver 20

The Broncos came into seattle and beat Seattle for the second time in 1978, this time by the score of 20-17. The Seahawks played them tough though, going to overtime where it was won for Denver on an 18 yard Jim Turner field goal.

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Game 10: Seattle 31 – Chicago 29

Seattle traveled to Soldier Field for the 10th game of the season and took care of business by jumping out to a 28-16 lead at the end of the third quarter. The Bears tried to come back but came up short and the final score was 31-29 in favor of the Seahawks. Future Hall of Fame running back Walter Payton carried the ball 18 times for 109 yards and a touchdown that day.

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Game 11: Seattle 14 – Baltimore 17

Seattle came back home only to suffer a loss to the Baltimore Colts 17-14 in the 11th game of the year. There were heavy fumbles in this game with the Colts coughing up the ball five times and losing it once. The Seahawks fumbled just twice but lost both.

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Game 12: Seattle 13 – Kansas City 10

Seattle traveled to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City next and came away with a 13-10 victory. Kansas City outgained Seattle in total yards 355-257 that day but they also fumbled the ball seven times, losing it on four of those occasions.

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Game 13: Seattle 17 – Oakland 16

Oakland was in the lead 10-7 at th estart of the fourth quarter when Steve Largent scored on a 27 yard play, putting Seattle up 14-10. The Raiders answered back with a Hall of Fame receiver of their own scoring when tight end Dave Casper came through from 31 yards out. Raiders kicker Errol Mann then missed the extra point. This proved costly as a late Seahawks field goal put the game away 17-16.

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Game 14: Seattle 47 – Cleveland 24

The Seahawks exploded in the 14th game of the 1978 season when they beat the Browns 47-24. Seattle scored 14 points in the first quarter, nine in the second, seven in the third, and 17 in the fourth. In the second quarter of the game, Steve Raible of the Seahawks tackled Browns punter Johnny Evans out of the end zone for a safety. The final score of the game was a touchdown by safety Keith Simpson who returned an interception 40 yards for the score. Seahawks kicker Efren Herrera was 1 for 1 on field goals and 6 for 6 on extra points.

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Game 15: Seattle 10 – San Diego 37

San Diego beat Seattle for the second time of the year when they welcomed the visitors to Southern California and outscored them 37-10. At the beginning of the second quarter, Seattle pulled to a 10-3 lead. It was all Chargers after that as they went on to score 34 straight uninterrupted points.

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Game 16: Seattle 23 – Kansas City 19

Seattle secured their first winning season in the 16th game of the year at home when they beat the Chiefs for the second time that year, this time by the score of 23-19. The final score of the game was a safety against the Seahawks when Seattle punter Herman Weaver was run out of the end zone. Chiefs quarterback Mike Livingston finished the game having completed just 5 of his 19 pass attempts for a total of 66 yards, no touchdowns, and three interceptions.

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The Stanford Cardinal Quarterbacks Who Have Been Drafted Into The NFL



Stanford has produced some great players over the years. Players who have not only excelled wearing the school’s uniform but the uniforms of several NFL teams after their collegiate career has ended. How many Stanford Cardinal quarterbacks have been taken in the draft over the years? The answer is 23.

Frankie Albert – 1942 – Bears – 1st Round

Gary Kerkorian – 1952 – Steelers – 19th Round

Bobby Garrett – 1954 – Browns – 1st Round

Jerry Gustafson – 1956 – 49ers – 27th Round

John Brodie – 1957 – 49ers – 1st Round

Dick Norman – 1960 – Bears – 5th Round

Jim Plunkett – 1971 – Patriots – 1st Round

Don Bunce – 1972 – Redskins – 12th Round

Mike Boryla – 1974 – Bengals – 4th Round

Mike Cordova – 1977 – Eagles – 11th Round

Guy Benjamin – 1978 – Dolphins – 2nd Round

Steve Dils – 1979 – Vikings – 4th Round

Turk Schonert – 1980 – Bears – 9th Round

John Elway – 1983 – Colts – 1st Round

John Paye – 1987 – 49ers – 10th Round

Steve Stenstrom – 1995 – Chiefs – 4th Round

Todd Husak – 2000 – Redskins – 6th Round

Randy Fasani – 2002 – Panthers – 5th Round

Trent Edwards – 2007 – Bills – 3rd Round

Andrew Luck – 2012 – Colts – 1st Round

Kevin Hogan – 2016 – Chiefs – 5th Round

Of note:

-The Stanford Cardinal have had four quarterbacks selected with the number one overall pick in the draft; Bobby Garrett, Jim Plunkett, John Elway, and Andrew Luck.

-For four consecutive years, from 1977 to 1980, there was a quarterback drafted into the NFL out of Stanford.