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Lots of new data added to the site

Posted by Doug on March 27, 2009

Complete game logs for all players back to 1960. Just go to any player's page and click on GameLog above his main stat table.

Lance Alworth

Tony Dorsett

Terry Bradshaw

In addition to all regular season games back to 1960, we also now have every postseason game ever. Check out Don Hutson and Sammy Baugh.

We actually have far more than what we're currently showing on the pages, because our game log database now includes kick returns, punt returns, punts, field goals (by distance), interceptions (and returns), fumble recoveries (and returns), and sacks. For instance, here are all of Lawrence Taylor's sacks:

+----------+------------+------+--------------------+
| opponent | date       | sack | Starting QB        |
+----------+------------+------+--------------------+
| ATL      | 1982-09-12 |    1 | Steve Bartkowski   |
| GNB      | 1982-09-20 |  1.5 | Lynn Dickey        |
| DET      | 1982-11-25 |    1 | Eric Hipple        |
| HOU      | 1982-12-05 |    1 | Archie Manning     |
| PHI      | 1982-12-11 |    3 | Ron Jaworski       |
| SDG      | 1983-10-02 |  0.5 | Dan Fouts          |
| KAN      | 1983-10-16 |  0.5 | Bill Kenney        |
| STL      | 1983-10-24 |    1 | Neil Lomax         |
| DAL      | 1983-10-30 |    1 | Danny White        |
| WAS      | 1983-11-13 |    1 | Joe Theismann      |
| PHI      | 1983-11-20 |    1 | Ron Jaworski       |
| STL      | 1983-12-04 |    1 | Neil Lomax         |
| WAS      | 1983-12-17 |    3 | Joe Theismann      |
| PHI      | 1984-09-02 |    1 | Ron Jaworski       |
| DAL      | 1984-09-09 |    3 | Gary Hogeboom      |
| TAM      | 1984-09-23 |    4 | Steve DeBerg       |
| WAS      | 1984-10-28 |    1 | Joe Theismann      |
| DAL      | 1984-11-04 |  0.5 | Danny White        |
| STL      | 1984-11-18 |    1 | Neil Lomax         |
| STL      | 1984-12-09 |    1 | Neil Lomax         |
| RAM      | 1984-12-23 |    1 | Jeff Kemp          |
| SFO      | 1984-12-29 |    2 | Joe Montana        |
| PHI      | 1985-09-08 |  2.5 | Ron Jaworski       |
| GNB      | 1985-09-15 |    1 | Lynn Dickey        |
| CIN      | 1985-10-13 |    1 | Boomer Esiason     |
| WAS      | 1985-10-20 |    2 | Joe Theismann      |
| NOR      | 1985-10-27 |    1 | Dave Wilson        |
| WAS      | 1985-11-18 |    2 | Joe Theismann      |
| STL      | 1985-11-24 |    2 | Neil Lomax         |
| CLE      | 1985-12-01 |    1 | Bernie Kosar       |
| HOU      | 1985-12-08 |  0.5 | Warren Moon        |
| SFO      | 1985-12-29 |    1 | Joe Montana        |
| DAL      | 1986-09-08 |  1.5 | Danny White        |
| STL      | 1986-10-05 |    2 | Neil Lomax         |
| PHI      | 1986-10-12 |    4 | Ron Jaworski       |
| WAS      | 1986-10-27 |    3 | Jay Schroeder      |
| DAL      | 1986-11-02 |    1 | Danny White        |
| PHI      | 1986-11-09 |    3 | Ron Jaworski       |
| MIN      | 1986-11-16 |    2 | Tommy Kramer       |
| WAS      | 1986-12-07 |    3 | Jay Schroeder      |
| STL      | 1986-12-14 |    1 | Neil Lomax         |
| DAL      | 1987-09-20 |    1 | Danny White        |
| BUF      | 1987-10-18 |    2 | Brian McClure      |
| DAL      | 1987-11-02 |    1 | Danny White        |
| NWE      | 1987-11-08 |    2 | Steve Grogan       |
| PHI      | 1987-11-15 |    2 | Randall Cunningham |
| PHI      | 1987-12-06 |    2 | Randall Cunningham |
| STL      | 1987-12-13 |    1 | Neil Lomax         |
| GNB      | 1987-12-19 |    1 | Randy Wright       |
| WAS      | 1988-10-02 |    2 | Mark Rypien        |
| PHI      | 1988-10-10 |    1 | Randall Cunningham |
| DET      | 1988-10-16 |    3 | Rusty Hilger       |
| DET      | 1988-10-30 |    2 | Rusty Hilger       |
| DAL      | 1988-11-06 |    2 | Steve Pelluer      |
| PHI      | 1988-11-20 |  0.5 | Randall Cunningham |
| NOR      | 1988-11-27 |    3 | Bobby Hebert       |
| KAN      | 1988-12-11 |    2 | Steve DeBerg       |
| WAS      | 1989-09-11 |    1 | Mark Rypien        |
| DET      | 1989-09-17 |  2.5 | Bob Gagliano       |
| PHO      | 1989-09-24 |    1 | Gary Hogeboom      |
| PHI      | 1989-10-08 |    2 | Randall Cunningham |
| MIN      | 1989-10-30 |  2.5 | Tommy Kramer       |
| PHO      | 1989-11-05 |    3 | Gary Hogeboom      |
| DAL      | 1989-12-16 |    1 | Troy Aikman        |
| RAI      | 1989-12-24 |    2 | Steve Beuerlein    |
| RAM      | 1990-01-07 |    2 | Jim Everett        |
| PHI      | 1990-09-09 |    3 | Randall Cunningham |
| DAL      | 1990-09-16 |    1 | Troy Aikman        |
| MIA      | 1990-09-23 |  0.5 | Dan Marino         |
| DET      | 1990-11-18 |  1.5 | Bob Gagliano       |
| MIN      | 1990-12-09 |  2.5 | Rich Gannon        |
| BUF      | 1990-12-15 |    1 | Jim Kelly          |
| PHO      | 1990-12-23 |    1 | Timm Rosenbach     |
| SFO      | 1991-01-20 |  0.5 | Joe Montana        |
| RAM      | 1991-09-08 |    1 | Jim Everett        |
| CLE      | 1991-09-22 |    2 | Bernie Kosar       |
| DAL      | 1991-09-29 |    1 | Troy Aikman        |
| PHO      | 1991-10-06 |    1 | Tom Tupa           |
| PHO      | 1991-11-10 |    1 | Tom Tupa           |
| TAM      | 1991-11-24 |    1 | Vinny Testaverde   |
| SFO      | 1992-09-06 |    1 | Steve Young        |
| RAI      | 1992-10-04 |    1 | Todd Marinovich    |
| SEA      | 1992-10-25 |    1 | Stan Gelbaugh      |
| WAS      | 1992-11-01 |    1 | Mark Rypien        |
| GNB      | 1992-11-08 |    1 | Brett Favre        |
| CHI      | 1993-09-05 |  1.5 | Jim Harbaugh       |
| BUF      | 1993-10-03 |  1.5 | Jim Kelly          |
| MIA      | 1993-12-05 |    1 | Steve DeBerg       |
| NOR      | 1993-12-20 |    1 | Wade Wilson        |
| DAL      | 1994-01-02 |    1 | Troy Aikman        |
+----------+------------+------+--------------------+

It's going to take some time to organize, or, in some cases, reorganize, this new data, but it has at least been integrated into the box scores. Here is that October 1986 game where LT had four sacks against the Eagles, for instance. You'll find complete rushing, passing, and receiving stats for all players, and also defense and return stats.

And we now have the complete starting lineup for both teams in every postseason game in history, so the playoff box scores are really jazzed up.

Finally, a preview of what's to come: within the next few months, we should have uniform number info back to 1950, which will be integrated into the site spiffily just like at basketball-reference.

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