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Random trivia: Buffalo Bills edition

Posted by Doug on October 25, 2007

If things keep going as they have been, the 2007 Buffalo Bills will have gotten their leading rusher and leading passer from the 2007 draft.

Since the merger, six teams have had their Year N leading rusher and passer come from their Year N draft. Who are they?

"HINTS": two of them happened in this decade. I predict people will guess those relatively quickly. One was in the 90s. Three were in the 70s. I would be extremely surprised if anybody gets the 70s ones without technological assistance.

ANSWER EDIT:

+------+------+-------------------+-------+----------------+-------+
| team | year | leading_rusher    | round | leading_passer | round |
+------+------+-------------------+-------+----------------+-------+
| sfo  | 2005 | Frank Gore        |     3 | Alex D. Smith  |     1 |
| htx  | 2002 | Jonathan Wells    |     4 | David Carr     |     1 |
| ram  | 1996 | Lawrence Phillips |     1 | Tony Banks     |     2 |
| sfo  | 1974 | Wilbur Jackson    |     1 | Tom Owen       |    13 |
| phi  | 1972 | Po James          |     4 | John Reaves    |     1 |
| gnb  | 1971 | John Brockington  |     1 | Scott Hunter   |     6 |
+------+------+-------------------+-------+----------------+-------+