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Boomer Esiason

Norman Julius Esiason (twitter: @7BOOMERESIASON)

Position: QB
Height: 6-5    Weight: 224 lbs.
Throws: Left

Born: April 17, 1961 in West Islip, NY
High School: East Islip
College: Maryland   (school history)    (Esiason college stats)
Drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals in the 2nd round (38th overall) of the 1984 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 106 (75th overall since 1950)
4-time Pro Bowler & 1-time First-Team All-Pro (fine print)

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Boomer Esiason's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

The research for this page was done by Scott Kacsmar. Read his extensive three-part article (Part I - Part II - Part III) for full details.

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19 fourth quarter comebacks, 26 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 1984 14 1984-12-02 23-229 CIN @ CLE W 20-17 12 20 60.00% 108 1 0 91.2 5.40 6.40 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
2 1985 4 1985-09-30 24-166 CIN @ PIT W 37-24 19 27 70.37% 184 3 0 126.2 6.81 9.04 2 10 5.00 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
3 1986 2 1986-09-14 25-150 CIN BUF W 36-33 17 29 58.62% 252 2 1 95.8 8.69 8.52 7 34 4.86 1 4QC / GWD
4 1986 6 1986-10-13 25-179 CIN PIT W 24-22 15 30 50.00% 231 2 1 84.2 7.70 7.53 4 -10 -2.50 0 4QC / GWD
5 1986 7 1986-10-19 25-185 CIN HOU W 31-28 13 25 52.00% 192 1 0 90.7 7.68 8.48 2 -4 -2.00 0 4QC / GWD
6 1986 9 1986-11-02 25-199 CIN @ DET W 24-17 13 27 48.15% 167 0 1 52.5 6.19 4.52 3 10 3.33 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
7 1987 1 1987-09-13 26-149 CIN @ IND W 23-21 17 26 65.38% 236 2 0 120.0 9.08 10.62 5 20 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
8 1987 9 1987-11-15 26-212 CIN @ ATL W 16-10 13 30 43.33% 159 0 2 32.5 5.30 2.30 10 77 7.70 0 4QC / GWD
9 1987 12 1987-12-06 26-233 CIN KAN W 30-27 28 44 63.64% 368 2 0 105.1 8.36 9.27 3 20 6.67 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
10 1988 1 1988-09-04 27-140 CIN PHO W 21-14 17 26 65.38% 271 3 1 122.4 10.42 11.00 4 22 5.50 0 GWD
11 1988 2 1988-09-11 27-147 CIN @ PHI W 28-24 20 32 62.50% 363 4 1 128.0 11.34 12.44 2 -2 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
12 1988 3 1988-09-18 27-154 CIN @ PIT W 17-12 15 27 55.56% 223 2 1 92.1 8.26 8.07 2 -6 -3.00 0 4QC / GWD
13 1988 16 1988-12-17 27-244 CIN WAS W 20-17 10 19 52.63% 187 2 0 122.0 9.84 11.95 3 8 2.67 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 1989 5 1989-10-08 28-174 CIN @ PIT W 26-16 17 32 53.13% 219 1 0 85.3 6.84 7.47 4 38 9.50 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 1990 1 1990-09-09 29-145 CIN NYJ W 25-20 17 30 56.67% 202 2 2 71.8 6.73 5.07 3 7 2.33 0 4QC / GWD
16 1990 2 1990-09-16 29-152 CIN @ SDG W 21-16 20 34 58.82% 250 3 3 74.4 7.35 5.15 2 -2 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
17 1990 5 1990-10-07 29-173 CIN @ RAM W 34-31 31 45 68.89% 490 3 0 127.1 10.89 12.22 2 0 0.00 0 GWD
18 1990 16 1990-12-30 29-257 CIN CLE W 21-14 10 16 62.50% 154 2 2 94.3 9.63 6.50 5 19 3.80 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
19 1991 9 1991-11-03 30-200 CIN CLE W 23-21 18 30 60.00% 185 2 1 86.1 6.17 6.00 1 4 4.00 0 4QC / GWD
20 1991 13 1991-12-01 30-228 CIN NYG W 27-24 17 30 56.67% 204 1 0 88.7 6.80 7.47 5 -4 -0.80 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
21 1992 2 1992-09-13 31-149 CIN RAI W 24-21 16 27 59.26% 154 1 0 87.6 5.70 6.44 2 8 4.00 0 GWD
22 1992 9 1992-11-08 31-205 CIN @ CHI W 31-28 16 29 55.17% 172 3 1 92.9 5.93 6.45 4 14 3.50 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
23 1994 2 1994-09-11 33-147 NYJ DEN W 25-22 26 37 70.27% 297 2 2 89.6 8.03 6.68 4 12 3.00 0 4QC / GWD
24 1994 6 1994-10-09 33-175 NYJ IND W 16-6 9 19 47.37% 78 1 0 76.2 4.11 5.16 5 0 0.00 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
25 1996 10 1996-11-10 35-207 ARI @ WAS W 37-34 35 59 59.32% 522 3 4 77.1 8.85 6.81 3 1 0.33 0 4QC / GWD
26 1996 12 1996-11-24 35-221 ARI PHI W 36-30 24 43 55.81% 367 3 0 107.4 8.53 9.93 3 32 10.67 0 4QC / GWD

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 1989 4 1989-10-01 28-167 CIN @ KAN W 21-17 6 14 42.86% 152 1 1 77.1 10.86 9.07 6 23 3.83 0 QB deserves no credit