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Jim Plunkett

James William Plunkett Jr.

Position: QB
Height: 6-3    Weight: 220 lbs.
Throws: Right

Born: December 5, 1947 in San Jose, CA
High School: William C. Overfelt, James Lick
College: Stanford   (school history)    (Plunkett college stats)
Drafted by the New England Patriots in the 1st round (1st overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft.

Weighted Career AV (100-95-...): 85 (275th overall since 1950)

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Jim Plunkett'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, 23 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 1971 8 1971-11-07 23-337 NWE HOU W 28-20 14 30 46.67% 157 1 0 73.9 5.23 5.90 5 18 3.60 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 1972 2 1972-09-24 24-294 NWE ATL W 21-20 12 29 41.38% 195 1 0 76.1 6.72 7.41 6 23 3.83 0 4QC / GWD
3 1972 3 1972-10-01 24-301 NWE WAS W 24-23 17 33 51.52% 255 2 0 97.4 7.73 8.94 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
4 1973 6 1973-10-21 25-320 NWE @ CHI W 13-10 7 16 43.75% 86 0 0 60.9 5.38 5.38 8 61 7.63 1 4QC / GWD
5 1973 10 1973-11-18 25-348 NWE GNB W 33-24 18 32 56.25% 348 2 1 102.1 10.88 10.72 3 8 2.67 1 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 1974 7 1974-10-27 26-326 NWE @ MIN W 17-14 15 28 53.57% 238 2 2 76.2 8.50 6.71 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
7 1977 9 1977-11-13 29-343 SFO @ NOR W 10-7 7 20 35.00% 70 0 1 25.0 3.50 1.25 3 4 1.33 0 GWD
8 1977 11 1977-11-27 29-357 SFO NOR W 20-17 5 7 71.43% 85 0 0 112.2 12.14 12.14 4 7 1.75 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
9 1980 6 1980-10-12 32-312 OAK SDG W 38-24 11 14 78.57% 164 1 0 139.3 11.71 13.14 2 18 9.00 0 GWD
10 1980 11 1980-11-17 32-348 OAK @ SEA W 19-17 9 22 40.91% 135 0 1 42.8 6.14 4.09 4 19 4.75 0 4QC / GWD
11 1980 18 1981-01-04 33-030 OAK @ CLE W 14-12 14 30 46.67% 149 0 2 33.9 4.97 1.97 4 8 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
12 1982 1 1982-09-12 34-281 RAI @ SFO W 23-17 10 20 50.00% 123 1 2 46.5 6.15 2.65 2 -4 -2.00 0 4QC / GWD
13 1982 3 1982-11-22 34-352 RAI SDG W 28-24 18 25 72.00% 163 1 2 69.2 6.52 3.72 1 6 6.00 0 4QC / GWD
14 1982 6 1982-12-12 35-007 RAI @ KAN W 21-16 18 33 54.55% 303 3 1 103.5 9.18 9.64 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
15 1982 7 1982-12-18 35-013 RAI RAM W 37-31 22 34 64.71% 321 2 4 75.4 9.44 5.32 2 11 5.50 0 4QC / GWD
16 1982 9 1983-01-02 35-028 RAI @ SDG W 41-34 17 28 60.71% 227 1 0 98.4 8.11 8.82 2 5 2.50 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
17 1983 6 1983-10-09 35-308 RAI KAN W 21-20 15 28 53.57% 123 1 2 47.2 4.39 1.89 3 14 4.67 0 4QC / GWD
18 1983 10 1983-11-06 35-336 RAI @ KAN W 28-20 5 9 55.56% 114 1 0 137.5 12.67 14.89 2 5 2.50 0 4QC / GWD
19 1983 11 1983-11-13 35-343 RAI DEN W 22-20 26 42 61.90% 252 0 0 78.7 6.00 6.00 0 0 0 4QC / GWD
20 1983 12 1983-11-20 35-350 RAI @ BUF W 27-24 24 32 75.00% 232 1 0 105.2 7.25 7.88 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
21 1984 3 1984-09-16 36-286 RAI @ KAN W 22-20 28 47 59.57% 313 1 4 51.1 6.66 3.26 3 -1 -0.33 0 4QC / GWD
22 1984 4 1984-09-24 36-294 RAI SDG W 33-30 24 33 72.73% 363 1 1 106.0 11.00 10.24 1 -2 -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
23 1986 10 1986-11-09 38-339 RAI @ DAL W 17-13 7 12 58.33% 119 2 0 131.6 9.92 13.25 1 6 6.00 0 4QC / GWD
24 1986 12 1986-11-20 38-350 RAI @ SDG W 37-31 23 40 57.50% 348 2 1 92.5 8.70 8.58 2 15 7.50 0 GWD