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More TD fun

Posted by Doug on January 25, 2008

Here is some weekend fun with the Touchdown Project that I told you about earlier in the week.

I'll start with a few trivia questions (NOTE: all questions cover the time period 1970--2007):

1. What player has caught touchdown passes from the most different players? HINT: 2nd, 3rd, and 4th places are Ricky Proehl, my main man Joey Galloway, and Jerry Rice, respectively.

2. Name five players who have scored at least two career regular season TDs, but have scored at least as many postseason TDs as regular season TDs. Four them are defensive players.

3. Among players with 50 or more rushing TDs (including postseason), which player has the longest average distance of his TD runs? OK, that's too easy: Barry Sanders. O.J. Simpson is second. Who is 3rd? Who is last?

4. What player has scored the most career touchdowns in the fourth quarter with his team trailing by 16 or more?

5. What same-team RB/QB pair has had the most games where the runner scored multiple rushing TDs and the quarterback passed for multiple TDs? [I know this is goofy, I'm just hotdogging with my database here.]

Finally, here are all of the TDs that Walter Payton was involved in during his career. It won't be long before a table like this one (but sortable, natch) appears on every player's page at p-f-r.

+------------+------+-----+------+--------+--------+------+------+------------------+-------------+
| game_date  | team | opp | type | sc_bef | sc_aft | q    | dist |                  | final_score |
+------------+------+-----+------+--------+--------+------+------+------------------+-------------+
| 1975-11-02 | chi  | mia | rush |    -24 |    -17 |    3 |    4 |                  | 13-46       |
| 1975-11-09 | chi  | gnb | rush |      3 |     10 |    2 |    5 |                  | 27-14       |
| 1975-11-30 | chi  | gnb | rush |    -28 |    -21 |    3 |    1 |                  | 7-28        |
| 1975-12-07 | chi  | det | rush |     -4 |      3 |    1 |    4 |                  | 25-21       |
| 1975-12-07 | chi  | det | rush |      6 |     12 |    3 |    5 |                  | 25-21       |
| 1975-12-14 | chi  | crd | rush |    -27 |    -21 |    4 |   10 |                  | 20-34       |
| 1975-12-21 | chi  | nor | rush |     25 |     32 |    4 |   54 |                  | 42-17       |
| 1976-09-19 | chi  | sfo | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |   20 |                  | 19-12       |
| 1976-09-19 | chi  | sfo | rush |      2 |      9 |    2 |    7 |                  | 19-12       |
| 1976-10-03 | chi  | was | rush |     20 |     27 |    3 |   10 |                  | 33-7        |
| 1976-10-10 | chi  | min | rush |    -10 |     -4 |    3 |   11 |                  | 19-20       |
| 1976-10-10 | chi  | min | rush |    -17 |    -10 |    3 |   13 |                  | 19-20       |
| 1976-10-17 | chi  | ram | rush |     -5 |      2 |    3 |   17 |                  | 12-20       |
| 1976-10-24 | chi  | dal | rush |    -10 |     -3 |    2 |    1 |                  | 21-31       |
| 1976-10-31 | chi  | min | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |   39 |                  | 14-13       |
| 1976-11-07 | chi  | rai | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    5 |                  | 27-28       |
| 1976-11-07 | chi  | rai | rush |     -7 |     -1 |    3 |   12 |                  | 27-28       |
| 1976-11-07 | chi  | rai | rush |     -1 |      6 |    3 |    2 |                  | 27-28       |
| 1976-11-14 | chi  | gnb | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    2 |                  | 24-13       |
| 1976-12-12 | chi  | den | rush |      7 |     14 |    2 |   21 |                  | 14-28       |
| 1977-09-18 | chi  | det | rush |      7 |     13 |    2 |    3 |                  | 30-20       |
| 1977-09-18 | chi  | det | rush |     13 |     20 |    2 |    2 |                  | 30-20       |
| 1977-10-02 | chi  | nor | rec  |      0 |      7 |    1 |   33 | Bob Avellini     | 24-42       |
| 1977-10-02 | chi  | nor | rush |    -25 |    -18 |    4 |   21 |                  | 24-42       |
| 1977-10-02 | chi  | nor | rush |    -25 |    -18 |    4 |    1 |                  | 24-42       |
| 1977-10-30 | chi  | gnb | rush |      6 |     13 |    1 |    6 |                  | 26-0        |
| 1977-10-30 | chi  | gnb | rush |     16 |     23 |    4 |    1 |                  | 26-0        |
| 1977-11-13 | chi  | kan | rush |    -17 |    -10 |    3 |    1 |                  | 28-27       |
| 1977-11-13 | chi  | kan | rush |    -10 |     -3 |    4 |    1 |                  | 28-27       |
| 1977-11-13 | chi  | kan | rush |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   15 |                  | 28-27       |
| 1977-11-20 | chi  | min | rush |      0 |      7 |    2 |    1 |                  | 10-7        |
| 1977-11-24 | chi  | det | rec  |      0 |      7 |    3 |   75 | Bob Avellini     | 31-14       |
| 1977-11-24 | chi  | det | rush |     10 |     17 |    4 |    8 |                  | 31-14       |
| 1977-12-04 | chi  | tam | rush |      3 |     10 |    4 |    3 |                  | 10-0        |
| 1977-12-11 | chi  | gnb | rush |      4 |     11 |    2 |    1 |                  | 21-10       |
| 1977-12-11 | chi  | gnb | rush |      4 |     11 |    4 |    7 |                  | 21-10       |
| 1978-09-03 | chi  | crd | rush |      0 |      7 |    4 |    5 |                  | 17-10       |
| 1978-09-17 | chi  | det | rush |      0 |      7 |    2 |    1 |                  | 19-0        |
| 1978-09-25 | chi  | min | rush |    -14 |     -7 |    1 |    3 |                  | 20-24       |
| 1978-09-25 | chi  | min | rush |    -11 |     -4 |    4 |    1 |                  | 20-24       |
| 1978-11-05 | chi  | sea | rush |    -12 |     -6 |    4 |    7 |                  | 29-31       |
| 1978-11-12 | chi  | min | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    2 |                  | 14-17       |
| 1978-11-12 | chi  | min | rush |    -10 |     -3 |    3 |   19 |                  | 14-17       |
| 1978-11-19 | chi  | atl | rush |     -4 |      3 |    3 |    2 |                  | 13-7        |
| 1978-11-26 | chi  | tam | rush |     -3 |      4 |    3 |    3 |                  | 14-3        |
| 1978-12-10 | chi  | gnb | rush |      0 |      7 |    2 |    1 |                  | 14-0        |
| 1978-12-16 | chi  | was | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |   44 |                  | 14-10       |
| 1979-09-09 | chi  | min | rush |      5 |     12 |    3 |   43 |                  | 26-7        |
| 1979-09-09 | chi  | min | rush |     12 |     19 |    4 |   26 |                  | 26-7        |
| 1979-09-30 | chi  | tam | rec  |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   65 | Vince Evans      | 13-17       |
| 1979-10-07 | chi  | buf | rush |      0 |      7 |    4 |    1 |                  | 7-0         |
| 1979-10-21 | chi  | min | pass |     -3 |      4 |    1 |   54 | Brian Baschnagel | 27-30       |
| 1979-10-21 | chi  | min | rec  |      4 |     11 |    2 |    2 | Bob Avellini     | 27-30       |
| 1979-10-21 | chi  | min | rush |      3 |     10 |    4 |    2 |                  | 27-30       |
| 1979-10-28 | chi  | sfo | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    6 |                  | 28-27       |
| 1979-10-28 | chi  | sfo | rush |     -3 |      4 |    2 |    7 |                  | 28-27       |
| 1979-10-28 | chi  | sfo | rush |     -6 |      1 |    3 |    7 |                  | 28-27       |
| 1979-11-04 | chi  | det | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    1 |                  | 35-7        |
| 1979-11-04 | chi  | det | rush |     21 |     28 |    4 |    5 |                  | 35-7        |
| 1979-11-11 | chi  | ram | rush |     -3 |      4 |    4 |    2 |                  | 27-23       |
| 1979-12-02 | chi  | tam | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    1 |                  | 14-0        |
| 1979-12-16 | chi  | crd | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    1 |                  | 42-6        |
| 1979-12-16 | chi  | crd | rush |     14 |     21 |    2 |    5 |                  | 42-6        |
| 1979-12-16 | chi  | crd | rush |     22 |     29 |    4 |    4 |                  | 42-6        |
| 1979-12-23 | chi  | phi | rush |     -7 |      0 |    1 |    2 |                  | 17-27       |
| 1979-12-23 | chi  | phi | rush |     -3 |      4 |    2 |    1 |                  | 17-27       |
| 1980-09-14 | chi  | nor | rush |     12 |     19 |    4 |   69 |                  | 22-3        |
| 1980-11-09 | chi  | was | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |   50 |                  | 35-21       |
| 1980-11-09 | chi  | was | rec  |     21 |     28 |    2 |   54 | Vince Evans      | 35-21       |
| 1980-11-23 | chi  | atl | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    1 |                  | 17-28       |
| 1980-12-07 | chi  | gnb | rush |      0 |      7 |    2 |    1 |                  | 61-7        |
| 1980-12-07 | chi  | gnb | rush |      7 |     14 |    2 |    3 |                  | 61-7        |
| 1980-12-07 | chi  | gnb | rush |     34 |     41 |    4 |   14 |                  | 61-7        |
| 1981-09-06 | chi  | gnb | rush |    -13 |     -7 |    3 |   11 |                  | 9-16        |
| 1981-09-13 | chi  | sfo | rush |    -14 |     -7 |    2 |    2 |                  | 17-28       |
| 1981-10-19 | chi  | det | rush |    -10 |     -3 |    2 |    1 |                  | 17-48       |
| 1981-10-25 | chi  | sdg | rush |      0 |      7 |    4 |    2 |                  | 20-17       |
| 1981-11-01 | chi  | tam | rush |    -14 |     -7 |    4 |    1 |                  | 10-20       |
| 1981-11-15 | chi  | gnb | rush |    -11 |     -4 |    4 |    2 |                  | 17-21       |
| 1981-12-20 | chi  | den | rec  |     -3 |      4 |    2 |   19 | Vince Evans      | 35-24       |
| 1981-12-20 | chi  | den | rec  |     11 |     18 |    4 |    7 | Vince Evans      | 35-24       |
| 1982-12-12 | chi  | sea | pass |     -3 |      4 |    1 |   39 | Brian Baschnagel | 14-20       |
| 1982-12-26 | chi  | ram | rush |     10 |     17 |    1 |    2 |                  | 34-26       |
| 1983-09-11 | chi  | tam | rec  |     -3 |      4 |    2 |   73 | Jim McMahon      | 17-10       |
| 1983-09-18 | chi  | nor | rush |    -14 |     -7 |    3 |   49 |                  | 31-34       |
| 1983-09-18 | chi  | nor | pass |     -7 |      0 |    4 |   56 | Willie Gault     | 31-34       |
| 1983-09-18 | chi  | nor | pass |     -7 |      0 |    4 |   21 | Willie Gault     | 31-34       |
| 1983-10-09 | chi  | min | rush |     -7 |      0 |    2 |    1 |                  | 14-23       |
| 1983-10-09 | chi  | min | rush |    -13 |     -6 |    4 |    6 |                  | 14-23       |
| 1983-10-30 | chi  | det | rush |    -28 |    -21 |    4 |    1 |                  | 17-38       |
| 1983-11-06 | chi  | ram | pass |    -14 |     -7 |    4 |   18 | Jim McMahon      | 14-21       |
| 1983-11-20 | chi  | tam | rush |      7 |     14 |    2 |    8 |                  | 27-0        |
| 1983-11-20 | chi  | tam | rush |     14 |     20 |    3 |    3 |                  | 27-0        |
| 1983-12-11 | chi  | min | rec  |     -6 |      1 |    1 |   74 | Matt Suhey       | 19-13       |
| 1984-09-09 | chi  | den | rush |     10 |     17 |    2 |   72 |                  | 27-0        |
| 1984-09-23 | chi  | sea | pass |      0 |      7 |    1 |    3 | Matt Suhey       | 9-38        |
| 1984-09-30 | chi  | dal | rush |     -3 |      4 |    2 |   20 |                  | 14-23       |
| 1984-10-07 | chi  | nor | rush |     -1 |      6 |    2 |    1 |                  | 20-7        |
| 1984-10-14 | chi  | crd | rush |     -3 |      4 |    2 |    1 |                  | 21-38       |
| 1984-10-21 | chi  | tam | rush |      7 |     14 |    1 |    3 |                  | 44-9        |
| 1984-10-21 | chi  | tam | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    8 |                  | 44-9        |
| 1984-11-04 | chi  | rai | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |   18 |                  | 17-6        |
| 1984-11-04 | chi  | rai | rush |      7 |     14 |    2 |    8 |                  | 17-6        |
| 1984-11-25 | chi  | min | rush |     24 |     31 |    3 |    2 |                  | 34-3        |
| 1984-12-03 | chi  | sdg | rush |     -6 |      1 |    3 |   10 |                  | 7-20        |
| 1984-12-09 | chi  | gnb | pass |     -7 |      0 |    3 |    2 | Matt Suhey       | 14-20       |
| 1984-12-09 | chi  | gnb | rush |     -6 |      1 |    4 |    7 |                  | 14-20       |
| 1984-12-30 | chi  | was | pass |      0 |      7 |    2 |   19 | Pat Dunsmore     | 23-19       |
| 1985-09-29 | chi  | was | pass |     11 |     18 |    2 |   13 | Jim McMahon      | 45-10       |
| 1985-09-29 | chi  | was | rec  |     21 |     28 |    3 |   33 | Jim McMahon      | 45-10       |
| 1985-10-06 | chi  | tam | rush |      1 |      8 |    4 |    4 |                  | 27-19       |
| 1985-10-06 | chi  | tam | rush |      1 |      8 |    4 |    9 |                  | 27-19       |
| 1985-10-13 | chi  | sfo | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    3 |                  | 26-10       |
| 1985-10-13 | chi  | sfo | rush |      9 |     16 |    4 |   17 |                  | 26-10       |
| 1985-10-21 | chi  | gnb | rush |     -7 |      0 |    2 |    2 |                  | 23-7        |
| 1985-10-21 | chi  | gnb | rush |      7 |     14 |    2 |    1 |                  | 23-7        |
| 1985-10-27 | chi  | min | rec  |     13 |     20 |    4 |   20 | Jim McMahon      | 27-9        |
| 1985-11-03 | chi  | gnb | rush |     -1 |      6 |    4 |   27 |                  | 16-10       |
| 1985-11-24 | chi  | atl | rush |      6 |     13 |    2 |   40 |                  | 36-0        |
| 1985-12-08 | chi  | clt | rush |      0 |      7 |    3 |   16 |                  | 17-10       |
| 1986-09-07 | chi  | cle | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    2 |                  | 41-31       |
| 1986-09-07 | chi  | cle | rec  |      3 |     10 |    3 |   11 | Jim McMahon      | 41-31       |
| 1986-09-14 | chi  | phi | rush |     -3 |      4 |    3 |    1 |                  | 13-10       |
| 1986-09-22 | chi  | gnb | rush |      0 |      7 |    2 |    2 |                  | 25-12       |
| 1986-09-28 | chi  | cin | rec  |      7 |     14 |    1 |    2 | Jim McMahon      | 44-7        |
| 1986-10-05 | chi  | min | rush |      0 |      7 |    2 |    2 |                  | 23-0        |
| 1986-10-12 | chi  | oti | rush |      7 |     14 |    3 |    1 |                  | 20-7        |
| 1986-11-30 | chi  | pit | rush |     -7 |      0 |    4 |    3 |                  | 13-10       |
| 1986-12-07 | chi  | tam | rec  |     21 |     28 |    2 |   27 | Doug Flutie      | 48-14       |
| 1986-12-07 | chi  | tam | rush |     35 |     42 |    3 |    4 |                  | 48-14       |
| 1986-12-21 | chi  | dal | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    1 |                  | 24-10       |
| 1987-09-20 | chi  | tam | rush |      0 |      7 |    1 |    1 |                  | 20-3        |
| 1987-09-20 | chi  | tam | rec  |     11 |     17 |    4 |    9 | Mike Tomczak     | 20-3        |
| 1987-11-08 | chi  | gnb | rush |     -8 |     -1 |    4 |    1 |                  | 26-24       |
| 1987-12-20 | chi  | sea | rush |     -7 |      0 |    3 |    3 |                  | 21-34       |
| 1987-12-20 | chi  | sea | rush |    -13 |     -6 |    4 |    5 |                  | 21-34       |
+------------+------+-----+------+--------+--------+------+------+------------------+-------------+

Here are all the fourth quarter TD passes that have given the Seahawks the lead:

+------------+------+-----+------------------+-----------------+--------+--------+------+------+-------------+
| game_date  | team | opp | receiver         | passer          | sc_bef | sc_aft | q    | dist | final_score |
+------------+------+-----+------------------+-----------------+--------+--------+------+------+-------------+
| 1976-11-14 | sea  | min | Sam McCullum     | Jim Zorn        |     -6 |      1 |    4 |    7 | 21-27       |
| 1977-12-18 | sea  | cle | Steve Largent    | Jim Zorn        |     -5 |      1 |    4 |   15 | 20-19       |
| 1978-09-24 | sea  | det | Ron Howard       | Jim Zorn        |     -2 |      5 |    4 |    4 | 28-16       |
| 1978-11-26 | sea  | rai | Steve Largent    | Jim Zorn        |     -3 |      4 |    4 |   27 | 17-16       |
| 1979-11-18 | sea  | nor | Steve Largent    | Jim Zorn        |      0 |      7 |    4 |   35 | 38-24       |
| 1979-12-08 | sea  | den | Steve Largent    | Jim Zorn        |     -2 |      5 |    4 |   43 | 28-23       |
| 1980-09-21 | sea  | nwe | Sam McCullum     | Jim Zorn        |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   21 | 31-37       |
| 1980-12-07 | sea  | nyg | Steve Largent    | Jim Zorn        |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   34 | 21-27       |
| 1981-12-06 | sea  | nyj | Steve Largent    | Dave Krieg      |     -3 |      4 |    4 |   57 | 27-23       |
| 1982-09-19 | sea  | oti | David Hughes     | Jim Zorn        |     -3 |      4 |    4 |   29 | 21-23       |
| 1982-11-21 | sea  | den | Steve Largent    | Jim Zorn        |      0 |      7 |    4 |   34 | 17-10       |
| 1983-01-02 | sea  | den | Roger Carr       | Dave Krieg      |     -5 |      2 |    4 |   19 | 13-11       |
| 1983-11-27 | sea  | kan | Paul Johns       | Dave Krieg      |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   14 | 51-48       |
| 1984-10-14 | sea  | buf | Steve Largent    | Dave Krieg      |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   51 | 31-28       |
| 1984-11-25 | sea  | den | Steve Largent    | Dave Krieg      |      0 |      7 |    4 |    3 | 27-24       |
| 1985-10-13 | sea  | atl | Paul Skansi      | Dave Krieg      |     -5 |      2 |    4 |   12 | 30-26       |
| 1986-09-21 | sea  | nwe | Ray Butler       | Dave Krieg      |      0 |      7 |    4 |   67 | 38-31       |
| 1987-10-04 | sea  | mia | Mark Keel        | Bruce Mathison  |     -3 |      4 |    4 |   24 | 24-20       |
| 1988-11-28 | sea  | rai | Curt Warner      | Dave Krieg      |     -6 |      1 |    4 |    7 | 35-27       |
| 1989-10-01 | sea  | rai | Brian Blades     | Dave Krieg      |     -3 |      4 |    4 |   19 | 24-20       |
| 1989-10-22 | sea  | den | Paul Skansi      | Dave Krieg      |      0 |      7 |    4 |   24 | 21-24       |
| 1989-10-29 | sea  | sdg | Brian Blades     | Dave Krieg      |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   21 | 10-7        |
| 1989-12-04 | sea  | buf | John L. Williams | Dave Krieg      |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   51 | 17-16       |
| 1989-12-10 | sea  | cin | Curt Warner      | Dave Krieg      |      0 |      7 |    4 |    1 | 24-17       |
| 1990-10-07 | sea  | nwe | Jeff Chadwick    | Dave Krieg      |     -1 |      6 |    4 |   45 | 33-20       |
| 1990-11-11 | sea  | kan | Paul Skansi      | Dave Krieg      |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   25 | 17-16       |
| 1993-10-24 | sea  | nwe | Brian Blades     | Rick Mirer      |     -6 |      1 |    4 |    1 | 10-9        |
| 1995-12-10 | sea  | den | Chris Warren     | John Friesz     |     -3 |      4 |    4 |   20 | 31-27       |
| 1996-10-06 | sea  | mia | Brian Blades     | John Friesz     |     -1 |      7 |    4 |   80 | 22-15       |
| 1997-09-21 | sea  | sdg | Joey Galloway    | Warren Moon     |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   53 | 26-22       |
| 1997-11-09 | sea  | sdg | Joey Galloway    | Warren Moon     |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   40 | 37-31       |
| 1999-09-19 | sea  | chi | Fabien Bownes    | Glenn Foley     |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   49 | 14-13       |
| 1999-11-14 | sea  | den | Sean Dawkins     | Jon Kitna       |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   20 | 20-17       |
| 2000-09-17 | sea  | nor | Itula Mili       | Jon Kitna       |      0 |      7 |    4 |    1 | 20-10       |
| 2000-11-12 | sea  | jax | Ricky Watters    | Jon Kitna       |      0 |      7 |    4 |    4 | 28-21       |
| 2000-12-16 | sea  | rai | Darrell Jackson  | Jon Kitna       |     -3 |      3 |    4 |    9 | 27-24       |
| 2003-09-21 | sea  | ram | Koren Robinson   | Matt Hasselbeck |     -6 |      1 |    4 |    3 | 24-23       |
| 2004-12-06 | sea  | dal | Jerheme Urban    | Matt Hasselbeck |     -5 |      3 |    4 |   19 | 39-43       |
| 2005-01-08 | sea  | ram | Darrell Jackson  | Matt Hasselbeck |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   23 | 20-27       |
| 2005-12-18 | sea  | oti | Darrell Jackson  | Matt Hasselbeck |     -3 |      4 |    4 |    2 | 28-24       |
| 2006-10-15 | sea  | ram | Deion Branch     | Matt Hasselbeck |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   19 | 30-28       |
| 2006-10-29 | sea  | kan | Darrell Jackson  | Seneca Wallace  |     -6 |      1 |    4 |   49 | 28-35       |
| 2006-11-27 | sea  | gnb | Darrell Jackson  | Matt Hasselbeck |     -2 |      6 |    4 |    4 | 34-24       |
| 2007-01-06 | sea  | dal | Jerramy Stevens  | Matt Hasselbeck |     -5 |      1 |    4 |   37 | 21-20       |
| 2007-09-23 | sea  | cin | Nate Burleson    | Matt Hasselbeck |     -4 |      3 |    4 |   22 | 24-21       |
| 2008-01-05 | sea  | was | D.J. Hackett     | Matt Hasselbeck |     -1 |      7 |    4 |   20 | 35-14       |
+------------+------+-----+------------------+-----------------+--------+--------+------+------+-------------+

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