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Ken O'Brien

Kenneth John O'Brien Jr.

Position: QB
Height: 6-4    Weight: 210 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: November 27, 1960 in Rockville Centre, NY
High School: Jesuit
College: Sacramento St., California-Davis
Drafted by the New York Jets in the 1st round (24th overall) of the 1983 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 72 (498th overall since 1950)
2-time Pro Bowler (fine print)

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Ken O'Brien's Career 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives

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13 fourth quarter comebacks, 16 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 15 1984-12-08 24-011 NYJ BUF W 21-17 17 30 56.67 217 1 1 76.7 7.23 6.40 2 0 0.00 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
2 1985 8 1985-10-27 24-334 NYJ SEA W 17-14 13 25 52.00 182 2 1 85.7 7.28 7.08 3 16 5.33 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 1 1986-09-07 25-284 NYJ @ BUF W 28-24 18 25 72.00 318 2 0 140.8 12.72 14.32 1 0 0.00 0 4QC / GWD
4 1986 3 1986-09-21 25-298 NYJ MIA W 51-45 29 43 67.44 479 4 1 126.0 11.14 11.95 1 8 8.00 0 4QC / GWD
5 1986 5 1986-10-05 25-312 NYJ BUF W 14-13 29 39 74.36 288 2 1 101.2 7.38 7.26 1 0 0.00 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
6 1987 9 1987-11-15 26-353 NYJ @ KAN W 16-9 14 22 63.64 132 1 0 95.3 6.00 6.91 3 -2 -0.67 0 4QC / GWD
7 1987 11 1987-11-29 27-002 NYJ CIN W 27-20 19 33 57.58 224 1 2 63.2 6.79 4.67 6 3 0.50 0 4QC
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 1988 4 1988-09-25 27-303 NYJ @ DET W 17-10 27 38 71.05 253 2 1 95.6 6.66 6.53 3 14 4.67 0 GWD
9 1988 13 1988-11-27 28-000 NYJ MIA W 38-34 6 9 66.67 92 2 0 139.8 10.22 14.67 3 1 0.33 0 4QC / GWD
10 1988 16 1988-12-18 28-021 NYJ NYG W 27-21 16 26 61.54 214 2 0 113.3 8.23 9.77 2 6 3.00 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 1989 3 1989-09-24 28-301 NYJ @ MIA W 40-33 27 37 72.97 329 3 1 115.7 8.89 9.30 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
12 1989 9 1989-11-05 28-343 NYJ @ NWE W 27-26 22 29 75.86 386 2 0 140.4 13.31 14.69 2 4 2.00 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
13 1991 1 1991-09-01 30-278 NYJ TAM W 16-13 16 25 64.00 176 0 0 84.7 7.04 7.04 2 -4 -2.00 0 GWD
14 1991 6 1991-10-06 30-313 NYJ @ CLE W 17-14 19 23 82.61 195 0 0 102.0 8.48 8.48 3 3 1.00 0 GWD
15 1991 9 1991-11-03 30-341 NYJ GNB W 19-16 16 29 55.17 209 1 0 89.6 7.21 7.90 1 -1 -1.00 0 4QC / GWD
16 1991 11 1991-11-17 30-355 NYJ @ NWE W 28-21 26 41 63.41 309 3 0 110.7 7.54 9.00 1 2 2.00 0 GWD
17 1991 16 1991-12-22 31-025 NYJ @ MIA W 23-20 13 24 54.17 158 0 1 57.3 6.58 4.71 1 5 5.00 0 4QC / GWD

2 other games 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 1985 12 1985-11-24 24-362 NYJ NWE W 16-13 20 33 60.61 311 1 0 102.0 9.42 10.03 4 -4 -1.00 0 QB deserves no credit
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 1990 8 1990-10-28 29-335 NYJ @ HOU W 17-12 11 23 47.83 142 1 1 64.0 6.17 5.09 1 6 6.00 0 QB deserves no credit