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Archive for October, 2011

Comebacks and Game-Winning Drives On Player Pages, Leaderboards

7th October 2011

Though you have always been able to find a link to a list of a quarterback's game-winning drives and comebacks on his player page, we are now including those in the season stats for players themselves, so you can look at Terry Bradshaw's page and see his 3 comebacks and 4 game-winning drives for 1972 right there. This also lets us set up leaderboards for both stats, which is how I learned that Dan Pastorini is tied for #2 on the single-season game-winning drives list -- and, really, knowledge like that is why you're here.

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New York Times’ Fifth Down Blog, post week-4

6th October 2011

Here's this week's article, comparing the equally brilliant but totally different wide receivers, Calvin Johnson and Wes Welker. Together, they have a chance to take down each of the main receiving records in football history. My take: Welker has a legitimate chance to break the receptions record, Johnson has a small but not impossibly small chance of breaking the touchdowns mark, and it would take a miracle for Welker to challenge the receiving yards mark.

Also: the Patriots offense is the best offense through four weeks in league history, with the second best offense being whoever is playing the Patriots. Mark Sanchez and the Jets test this logic on Sunday.

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