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George Blanda

George Frederick Blanda

Position: QB
Height: 6-2    Weight: 215 lbs.

Born: September 17, 1927 in Youngwood, PA
Died: September 27, 2010 in Alameda, CA
High School: Youngwood
College: Kentucky   (school history)
Drafted by the Chicago Bears in the 12th round (119th overall) of the 1949 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 95 (157th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)
Inducted into Hall of Fame in 1981

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George Blanda's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

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17 fourth quarter comebacks, 17 game-winning drives

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1952 9 1952-11-23 25-067 CHI DET W 24-23 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
2 1953 2 1953-10-04 26-017 CHI @ GNB W 17-13 4QC / GWD
3 1953 8 1953-11-15 26-059 CHI @ WAS W 27-24 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
4 1954 2 1954-10-03 27-016 CHI @ GNB W 10-3 4QC / GWD
5 1954 6 1954-10-31 27-044 CHI @ SFO W 31-27 4QC / GWD
6 1954 7 1954-11-07 27-051 CHI GNB W 28-23 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
7 1960 14 1960-12-18 33-092 HOU BOS W 37-21 8 21 38.10 127 0 3 19.4 6.05 -0.38 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
8 1962 4 1962-10-07 35-020 HOU BUF W 17-14 8 27 29.63 182 2 3 40.3 6.74 3.22 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
9 1962 9 1962-11-11 35-055 HOU @ OAK W 28-20 17 43 39.53 211 1 4 24.5 4.91 1.19 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
10 1962 11 1962-11-25 35-069 HOU SDG W 33-27 5 18 27.78 76 1 2 23.6 4.22 0.33 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
11 1963 10 1963-11-10 36-054 HOU NYJ W 31-27 19 32 59.38 205 1 0 88.7 6.41 7.03 3 3 1.00 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
12 1965 6 1965-10-24 38-037 HOU KAN W 38-36 19 33 57.58 304 5 0 128.0 9.21 12.24 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
13 1965 7 1965-10-31 38-044 HOU @ BUF W 19-17 13 35 37.14 158 1 1 49.5 4.51 3.80 2 -1 -0.50 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
14 1967 14 1967-12-24 40-098 OAK BUF W 28-21 3 13 23.08 75 0 2 11.5 5.77 -1.15 0 0 0 GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
15 1970 8 1970-11-08 43-052 OAK CLE W 23-20 7 12 58.33 102 1 1 79.2 8.50 6.42 1 4 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
16 1970 9 1970-11-15 43-059 OAK @ DEN W 24-19 4 6 66.67 80 1 0 149.3 13.33 16.67 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
17 1971 6 1971-10-24 44-037 OAK CIN W 31-27 3 5 60.00 46 1 1 90.4 9.20 4.20 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
18 1971 7 1971-10-31 44-044 OAK KAN T 20-20 2 3 66.67 61 1 0 149.3 20.33 27.00 0 0 0 4QC

One other game of note

Age is Years-Days
Passing Rushing
Rk Year G# Date Age Tm Opp Result Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD Int Rate Y/A AY/A Att Yds Y/A TD Notes
1 1953 7 1953-11-08 26-052 CHI GNB T 21-21 QB deserves little credit