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Trivia answers

Posted by Doug on January 28, 2008

Answers from the questions in this post:

1. What player has caught touchdown passes from the most different players?

As was guessed by Ben, the answer is Irving Fryar. Here is the list of players that have thrown him a TD:

+----------------+-----+
| Passer         | TDs |
+----------------+-----+
| Dan Marino     |  16 |
| Steve Grogan   |  15 |
| Ty Detmer      |  11 |
| Tony Eason     |  10 |
| Hugh Millen    |   6 |
| Rodney Peete   |   4 |
| Jeff George    |   3 |
| Brad Johnson   |   3 |
| Doug Flutie    |   3 |
| Marc Wilson    |   2 |
| Bobby Hoying   |   2 |
| Tom Hodson     |   2 |
| Koy Detmer     |   2 |
| Scott Mitchell |   2 |
| Keith Byars    |   1 |
| Steve DeBerg   |   1 |
| Mark Rypien    |   1 |
| Terry Kirby    |   1 |
| Tom Ramsey     |   1 |

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.

JWL guessed all of these but Samuel:

+---------------+------------+------------+
| player        | reg_season | postseason |
+---------------+------------+------------+
| Willie Brown  | 2          |          3 |
| Alvin Garrett | 2          |          5 |
| Ken Norton    | 2          |          2 |
| Asante Samuel | 3          |          3 |
| George Teague | 2          |          2 |

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?

Here is the full list:

+---------------------+-----+----------+
| player              | TDs | avg_dist |
+---------------------+-----+----------+
| Barry Sanders       | 100 | 19.9     |
| O.J. Simpson        |  59 | 19.8     |
| Fred Taylor         |  64 | 18.5     |
| Ahman Green         |  59 | 15.9     |
| Tony Dorsett        |  86 | 14.5     |
| Tiki Barber         |  56 | 14.4     |
| Neal Anderson       |  52 | 13.9     |
| Chris Warren        |  52 | 12.5     |
| Clinton Portis      |  64 | 12.3     |
| Jamal Lewis         |  58 | 11.8     |
| Terrell Davis       |  72 | 11.2     |
| Wilbert Montgomery  |  51 | 11.1     |
| Herschel Walker     |  61 | 11.0     |
| Corey Dillon        |  86 | 10.8     |
| George Rogers       |  56 | 10.1     |
| Eric Dickerson      |  93 | 9.9      |
| LaDainian Tomlinson | 118 | 9.8      |
| Joe Morris          |  54 | 9.4      |
| Shaun Alexander     | 108 | 9.4      |
| Walter Payton       | 112 | 9.3      |
| Antowain Smith      |  58 | 8.8      |
| Wendell Tyler       |  52 | 8.4      |
| Mike Pruitt         |  51 | 8.4      |
| Eddie George        |  73 | 8.3      |
| Emmitt Smith        | 183 | 8.3      |
| Curtis Martin       |  98 | 8.2      |
| Thurman Thomas      |  81 | 8.0      |
| Priest Holmes       |  88 | 8.0      |
| Marshall Faulk      | 106 | 7.9      |
| Earl Campbell       |  78 | 7.9      |
| Ottis Anderson      |  84 | 7.8      |
| Franco Harris       | 107 | 7.7      |
| Steve Young         |  51 | 7.6      |
| Greg Bell           |  52 | 7.4      |
| Earnest Byner       |  60 | 7.3      |
| Mike Alstott        |  65 | 7.1      |
| Stephen Davis       |  68 | 7.1      |
| Chuck Muncie        |  74 | 7.1      |
| Roger Craig         |  63 | 7.0      |
| Rodney Hampton      |  51 | 6.8      |
| Edgerrin James      |  82 | 6.3      |
| Terry Allen         |  75 | 6.2      |
| Jerome Bettis       | 100 | 6.1      |
| Curt Warner         |  58 | 6.0      |
| Marcus Allen        | 134 | 5.7      |
| Ricky Watters       |  86 | 5.6      |
| Pete Johnson        |  78 | 5.3      |
| Chuck Foreman       |  60 | 5.2      |
| John Riggins        | 116 | 4.4      |
| Gerald Riggs        |  75 | 3.4      |
| Larry Csonka        |  65 | 3.4      |

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

+------------------+-----+
| player           | TDs |
+------------------+-----+
| Steve Largent    |   9 |
| Terance Mathis   |   8 |
| Torrance Small   |   8 |
| Bob Chandler     |   8 |
| Danny Abramowicz |   8 |
| Willie Jackson   |   8 |
| Ken Burrough     |   7 |
| Michael Jackson  |   7 |
| Andre Rison      |   7 |
| Ricky Proehl     |   7 |
| Ernest Givins    |   7 |
| Curtis Conway    |   7 |
| Tony Hill        |   7 |
| Charlie Joiner   |   7 |
| Irving Fryar     |   7 |
| Tim Brown        |   7 |

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?

Autumn got half of it.

+-----------------+-----------------+--------+
| RB              | QB              | number |
+-----------------+-----------------+--------+
| John Riggins    | Joe Theismann   |     10 |
| Franco Harris   | Terry Bradshaw  |     10 |
| Priest Holmes   | Trent Green     |      9 |
| Edgerrin James  | Peyton Manning  |      9 |
| Curt Warner     | Dave Krieg      |      8 |
| Emmitt Smith    | Troy Aikman     |      7 |
| Rudi Johnson    | Carson Palmer   |      7 |
| Shaun Alexander | Matt Hasselbeck |      7 |
| Larry Johnson   | Trent Green     |      5 |
| Marshall Faulk  | Kurt Warner     |      5 |
| Terrell Davis   | John Elway      |      5 |
| Ahman Green     | Brett Favre     |      5 |
| Stephen Davis   | Brad Johnson    |      5 |
| Chuck Muncie    | Dan Fouts       |      5 |

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