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YouTube Finds: Watch Drew Bledsoe Throw a Record 70 Passes vs. Minnesota

Posted by Neil Paine on April 28, 2011

On November 13, 1994, New England's Drew Bledsoe set an NFL record with 70 pass attempts in a single game:

Passing
Rk Player Age Date Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A
1 Drew Bledsoe 22-272 1994-11-13 NWE MIN W 26-20 45 70 64.3% 426 3 0 95.3 6.09 6.94
2 Vinny Testaverde 37-041 2000-12-24 NYJ @ BAL L 20-34 36 69 52.2% 481 2 3 66.2 6.97 5.59
3 Jon Kitna 29-100 2001-12-30 CIN PIT W 26-23 35 68 51.5% 411 2 1 73.8 6.04 5.97
4 Brian Griese 33-187 2008-09-21 TAM @ CHI W 27-24 38 67 56.7% 407 2 3 66.0 6.07 4.66
5 Chris Miller 24-137 1989-12-24 ATL DET L 24-31 37 66 56.1% 334 2 1 73.7 5.06 4.98
6 Steve Young* 34-087 1996-01-06 SFO GNB L 17-27 32 65 49.2% 328 0 2 51.3 5.05 3.66
7 Rich Gannon 36-269 2002-09-15 OAK @ PIT W 30-17 43 64 67.2% 403 1 2 76.5 6.30 5.20
8 Bernie Kosar 23-039 1987-01-03 CLE NYJ W 23-20 33 64 51.6% 489 1 2 69.1 7.64 6.55
9 Dan Marino* 34-106 1995-12-30 MIA @ BUF L 22-37 33 64 51.6% 422 2 3 63.4 6.59 5.11
10 Rich Gannon 25-304 1991-10-20 MIN @ NWE L 23-26 35 63 55.6% 317 1 0 74.6 5.03 5.35
11 Elvis Grbac 31-041 2001-09-23 BAL @ CIN L 10-21 33 63 52.4% 326 1 3 52.7 5.17 3.35
12 Vinny Testaverde 35-023 1998-12-06 NYJ SEA W 32-31 42 63 66.7% 418 2 1 89.3 6.63 6.56
13 Chris Weinke 29-152 2001-12-30 CAR ARI L 7-30 36 63 57.1% 223 1 1 63.1 3.54 3.14
Provided by Pro-Football-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/28/2011.

And for some reason, somebody uploaded a video of all 70 attempts at YouTube:

6 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, History, Quarterbacks, Totally Useless, YouTube Finds

YouTube Finds: UConn QB Johnny McEntee’s Trick Passes

Posted by Neil Paine on February 11, 2011

Fun video here of Connecticut backup Johnny McEntee, showing off his best passing tricks:

I have a feeling he was inspired by UConn women's basketball player Caroline Doty's trick shot video from 2 weeks earlier.

(H/T: Huffington Post.)

8 Comments | Posted in Totally Useless, YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Packers Win Super Bowl, in Tecmo Form

Posted by Neil Paine on February 7, 2011

A fitting way to cap off the 2010 campaign, here's Jordan Slocum's recreation of the Steelers' last play in SB XLV and Green Bay's celebration:

Thanks for a great season of Tecmo highlights, Jordan!

2 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, Tecmo Super Bowl, YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Marshawn Lynch’s Okoye-esque Run, in Tecmo Form

Posted by Neil Paine on January 11, 2011

In the original Tecmo Super Bowl, Christian "The Nigerian Nightmare" Okoye was nearly impossible to tackle thanks to his monstrous "Hitting Power" attribute. How extreme were Okoye's abilities in the game? The Colts had only one player on their entire roster (Jon Hand) with sufficient HP for a chance at stopping him. As a result, Okoye was the undisputed king of "popcorning", Tecmo slang for defenders bouncing off of a ballcarrier with practically no effect, en route to the end zone.

Well, Okoye was undisputed before Saturday... But as Jordan Slocum shows us, Marshawn Lynch is apparently gunning for Okoye:

The really crazy part is that the real-life version might be more videogame-like than the digital recreation!

4 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, Tecmo Super Bowl, YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Josh Wilson’s Pick-6, in Tecmo Form

Posted by Neil Paine on December 15, 2010

Friend of the PFR Blog Jordan Slocum has another Tecmo Super Bowl video for us today -- this time, a recreation of Josh Wilson's game-ending interception of Matt Schaub on MNF:

Why is it that the Texans have been involved in so many Tecmo-worthy plays this season (and usually on the receiving end)?

4 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, Tecmo Super Bowl, YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Garrard to Thomas, in Tecmo Form

Posted by Neil Paine on November 15, 2010

Did you see this ridiculous walk-off Hail Mary from David Garrard to Mike Thomas yesterday? Did you think to yourself, 'what would that play look like if re-enacted using 16-bit graphics?' Fortunately, Jordan Slocum has you covered with what he terms "more awesome Gus Johnson head exploding greatness":

It's pretty amazing how frequently Gus is assigned to the games that give him the best chance to showcase his signature broadcasting style.

Comments Off | Posted in Checkdowns, Tecmo Super Bowl, YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Schaub to Johnson, in Tecmo Form

Posted by Neil Paine on October 18, 2010

A few weeks ago, PFR Blog fan Jordan Slocum sent us his Tecmo Super Bowl re-creation of Joe Flacco's game-winning TD pass to T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and today he has another one for us... In Jordan's words, "it's Gus Johnson-tastic":

Compare it to the real Matt Schaub-Andre Johnson hookup here.

2 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, Tecmo Super Bowl, YouTube Finds

YouTube Finds: Bill Walsh Quarterbacking Clinic

Posted by Neil Paine on August 18, 2010

Here's an NFL Films special with the late Bill Walsh, plus Joe Montana, Roger Craig, Jesse Sapolu, Brent Jones, and more:

1 Comment | Posted in Checkdowns, YouTube Finds

Tecmo Super Bowl Game of the Week: Patriots at Saints

Posted by Neil Paine on November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PFR! And as usual, thanks are in order to Matt Knobbe and the Tecmo Super Bowl Repository, who present your Tecmo Super Bowl Game of the Week for Week 12, featuring the New England Patriots and the undefeated New Orleans Saints. The highlights:

(How did we do this? Matt and the other dedicated folks at the Knobbe.org message board have spent a lot of time over the years updating this classic Nintendo football game, including the introduction of a 32-team ROM a few seasons ago. Sounds complicated, but don't worry, it's easy for you to enjoy the fruits of their labor: just get yourself an NES emulator, download the 2009 version of Tecmo here, and play to your heart's content. And be sure to check back at Matt's site for roster updates and more Tecmo-related goodness all season long.)

8 Comments | Posted in Tecmo Super Bowl, YouTube Finds

YouTube Finds: Love For the Mobile QBs

Posted by Neil Paine on October 21, 2009

Here are a few videos about some of the best mobile QBs of all time:

6 Comments | Posted in YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Drew Brees’ Accuracy is Flat-Out Ridiculous

Posted by Neil Paine on October 20, 2009

Chris Brown of Smart Football turned us on to this SportScience video about Drew Brees' uncanny passing accuracy -- watch it and be amazed:

Yes, Brees is standing a lot closer to that target than the Olympic archers would be, but the fact that he was able to hit such a small area with such precision and consistency goes a long way toward explaining how a 6'0" 2nd-round draft pick with a surgically-repaired throwing shoulder was able to become arguably the best pure passer in the game this season. (BTW, Chris has another post about Brees and one of his favorite plays here.)

19 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, YouTube Finds

YouTube Finds: Brady’s Ridiculous 2nd Quarter

Posted by Neil Paine on October 18, 2009

You know, sometimes we love to debate whether Tom Brady is better than Peyton Manning, or where he ranks among the all time greats, and that's fine -- but other times, you just have to appreciate history when it's made:

http://www.pro-football-reference.com/play-index/tiny/SRgkn

8 Comments | Posted in YouTube Finds

Checkdowns: Classic Joe Montana Highlights

Posted by Neil Paine on September 29, 2009

Because everyone needs some Joe Montana clips to inspire them during the day...

2 Comments | Posted in Checkdowns, YouTube Finds