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1996 Arizona Cardinals

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7-9-0, Finished 4th in NFC East Division  · 1996 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -7.5, Offense: -1.7, Defense: -5.8, SoS: -1.4, avg is 0.0.

Scored 300 points (18.8/g), 22nd of 30 in the NFL. Allowed 397 points (24.8/g), 26th.
 Differential of -97 points (-6.1/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 5.4-10.6.

Coach: Vince Tobin (7-9-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Jim Fassel
 Defensive Coordinator: Dave McGinnis

Stadium: Sun Devil Stadium
 Training Camp: Northern Arizona University (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Team Info

Principal Owner Bill Bidwill
VP of Player Personnel Bob Ferguson
Offensive Scheme West Coast
Defensive Alignment 4-3

Team Stats and Rankings

Tot Yds & TO Passing Rushing
Player PF Yds Ply Y/P TO FL 1stPy 1stD Cmp Att Yds TD Int NY/A 1stD Att Yds TD Y/A 1stD
Team Offense 300 5190 1050 4.9 35 14 24 308 336 613 3688 23 21 5.7 214 401 1502 8 3.7 70
Team Defense 397 5361 1062 5.0 25 14 25 337 311 520 3499 21 11 6.4 192 514 1862 18 3.6 120
Lg Rank Offense 22 13 25 20 12 3 6 10 23 19 27 25 24 17
Lg Rank Defense 26 21 25 7 28 11 21 13 27 26 27 21 25 10

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 1 boxscore L 0-1 @ Indianapolis Colts 13 20 20 310 226 84 19 312 238 74 1
2 Sun September 8 boxscore L 0-2 Miami Dolphins 10 38 13 203 176 27 4 26 331 203 128 1
3 Sun September 15 boxscore L 0-3 @ New England Patriots 0 31 9 170 124 46 4 26 384 221 163
4 Sun September 22 boxscore W 1-3 @ New Orleans Saints 28 14 20 432 165 267 2 15 218 142 76 3
5 Sun September 29 boxscore W OT 2-3 St. Louis Rams 31 28 27 498 348 150 1 10 222 162 60 3
6 Bye Week
7 Sun October 13 boxscore L 2-4 @ Dallas Cowboys 3 17 13 178 120 58 1 22 324 199 125 1
8 Sun October 20 boxscore W 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 13 9 21 237 133 104 19 313 218 95
9 Sun October 27 boxscore L 3-5 New York Jets 21 31 19 353 246 107 1 27 454 246 208 3
10 Sun November 3 boxscore L 3-6 @ New York Giants 8 16 14 245 216 29 2 17 279 144 135
11 Sun November 10 boxscore W OT 4-6 @ Washington Redskins 37 34 32 615 507 108 5 25 416 212 204 2
12 Sun November 17 boxscore W 5-6 New York Giants 31 23 20 347 250 97 3 24 331 240 91 4
13 Sun November 24 boxscore W 6-6 Philadelphia Eagles 36 30 27 447 340 107 1 22 359 292 67 2
14 Sun December 1 boxscore L 6-7 @ Minnesota Vikings 17 41 18 280 245 35 3 29 412 263 149
15 Sun December 8 boxscore L 6-8 Dallas Cowboys 6 10 20 347 213 134 4 15 334 254 80 2
16 Sun December 15 boxscore W 7-8 Washington Redskins 27 26 20 299 221 78 2 19 329 249 80 1
17 Sun December 22 boxscore L 7-9 @ Philadelphia Eagles 19 29 15 229 158 71 2 22 343 216 127 2

Passing

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS QBrec Cmp Att Cmp% Yds TD TD% Int Int% Lng Y/A AY/A Y/C Y/G Rate QBR Sk SkYds NY/A ANY/A Sk% 4QC GWD
7 Boomer Esiason 35 QB 10 8 3-5-0 190 339 56.0% 2293 11 3.2 14 4.1 64 6.8 5.6 12.1 229.3 70.6 17 109 6.13 4.98 4.8 2 2
11 Kent Graham 28 qb 10 8 4-4-0 146 274 53.3% 1624 12 4.4 7 2.6 69 5.9 5.7 11.1 162.4 75.1 19 120 5.13 4.88 6.5 2 2
Team Total 26.9 16 7-9-0 336 613 54.8% 3917 23 3.8 21 3.4 69 6.4 5.6 11.7 244.8 72.6 36 229 5.68 4.94 5.5 4 4
Opp Total 16 311 520 59.8% 3684 21 4.0 11 2.1 7.1 6.94 11.8 230.3 86.1 28 185 6.4 6.2 5.1

Rushing & Receiving

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Rushing Receiving
No. Player Age Pos G GS Att Yds TD Lng Y/A Y/G A/G Rec Yds Y/R TD Lng R/G Y/G YScm RRTD Fmb
32 LeShon Johnson 25 RB 15 8 141 634 3 70 4.5 42.3 9.4 15 176 11.7 1 35 1.0 11.7 810 4 5
37 Larry Centers* 28 FB 16 14 116 425 2 24 3.7 26.6 7.3 99 766 7.7 7 39 6.2 47.9 1191 9 1
30 Leeland McElroy 22 KR/rb 16 6 89 305 1 32 3.4 19.1 5.6 5 41 8.2 1 22 0.3 2.6 346 2 3
11 Kent Graham 28 qb 10 8 21 87 0 19 4.1 8.7 2.1 87 0 5
7 Boomer Esiason 35 QB 10 8 15 52 1 13 3.5 5.2 1.5 52 1 5
45 Cedric Smith 28 fb 15 2 14 15 1 3 1.1 1.0 0.9 3 3 1.0 1 2 0.2 0.2 18 2 0
81 Frank Sanders 23 WR 16 16 2 -4 0 1 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 69 813 11.8 4 34 4.3 50.8 809 4 1
83 Anthony Edwards 30 wr 16 1 1 -8 0 -8 -8.0 -0.5 0.1 29 311 10.7 1 31 1.8 19.4 303 1 1
10 Jeff Feagles 30 P 16 0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0 0 1
57 Ronald McKinnon 23 16 0 1 -4 0 -4 -4.0 -0.3 0.1 -4 0 0
85 Rob Moore 28 WR 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 58 1016 17.5 4 69 3.6 63.5 1016 4 0
80 Pat Carter 30 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 26 329 12.7 1 36 1.6 20.6 329 1 0
84 Marcus Dowdell 26 PR 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 20 318 15.9 2 64 1.3 21.2 318 2 6
87 Johnny McWilliams 24 12 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 7 80 11.4 1 21 0.6 6.7 80 1 0
82 Stevie Anderson 26 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 64 16.0 0 19 0.5 8.0 64 0 0
31 Ryan Terry 25 5 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.2 0.0 0 0 1
Team Total 26.9 16 401 1502 8 70 3.7 93.9 25.1 336 3917 11.7 23 69 21.0 244.8 5419 31 29
Opp Total 16 514 1862 18 3.6 116.4 32.1 311 3499 11.3 21 19.4 218.7 5361 39 24

Kick & Punt Returns

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Punt Returns Kick Returns
No. Player Age Pos G GS Ret Yds TD Lng Y/R Rt Yds TD Lng Y/Rt APYd
30 Leeland McElroy 22 KR/rb 16 6 54 1148 0 92 21.3 1494
84 Marcus Dowdell 26 PR 15 0 34 297 0 35 8.7 5 122 0 31 24.4 737
32 LeShon Johnson 25 RB 15 8 10 198 0 27 19.8 1008
83 Anthony Edwards 30 wr 16 1 5 46 0 20 9.2 349
31 Ryan Terry 25 5 0 4 84 0 30 21.0 84
55 Devon McDonald 27 16 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
45 Cedric Smith 28 fb 15 2 1 14 0 14 14.0 32
Team Total 26.9 16 39 343 0 35 8.8 75 1582 0 92 21.1 7344
Opp Total 16 37 403 1 10.9 61 1290 1 21.1

Kicking & Punting

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games 0-19 20-29 30-39 40-49 50+ Scoring Punting
No. Player Age Pos G GS FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FGA FGM FG% XPA XPM XP% Pnt Yds Lng Blck Y/P
10 Jeff Feagles 30 P 16 0 76 3328 68 1 43.8
3 Kevin Butler 34 K 7 0 1 1 6 6 8 5 2 2 17 14 82.4%% 19 17 89.5%%
5 Greg Davis 31 k 9 0 9 7 2 1 3 1 14 9 64.3%% 12 12 100.0%%
Team Total 26.9 16 1 1 15 13 10 6 5 3 31 23 74.2%% 31 29 93.5%% 76 3328 68 1 43.8
Opp Total 16 37 30 81.1%% 43 41 95.3%% 69 3022 43.8

Defense & Fumbles

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Games Def Interceptions Fumbles Sacks & Tackles
No. Player Age Pos G GS Sk Int Yds TD Lng PD FF Fmb FR Yds TD Tkl Ast Sfty
58 Eric Hill 30 MLB 16 16 83 48
59 Seth Joyner 32 LLB 16 16 5.0 1 10 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 0 64 22
35 Aeneas Williams* 28 LCB 16 16 1.0 6 89 1 65 0 0 0 1 0 0 65 12
43 Matt Darby 28 SS 15 15 0 0 1 0 0 60 28
95 Jamir Miller 23 RLB 16 16 1.0 0 0 1 26 1 55 37
98 Eric Swann* 26 LDT 16 15 5.0 0 0 3 11 0 60 21
46 Brent Alexander 25 FS 16 15 2 3 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 52 29
63 Michael Bankston 26 LDE 16 16 0.5 3 0 1 0 0 45 34
23 Ronnie Bradford 26 RCB 15 11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 49 15
79 Simeon Rice 22 RDE 16 15 12.5 1 0 1 0 0 42 10
94 Bernard Wilson 26 RDT 16 16 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 36 20
27 Tito Paul 24 db 16 3 0 0 1 0 0 28 5
28 Tommy Bennett 23 db 16 1 20 7
96 Brad Ottis 24 de 11 1 1.0 16 8
56 Terry Irving 25 16 0 0 0 1 5 0 12 6
34 Terry Hoage 34 db 5 3 0 0 1 0 0 11 7
42 Kwamie Lassiter 27 14 0 1 20 0 20 0 13 3
92 Eric England 25 de 11 1 10 9
44 D.J. Johnson 30 7 0 11 1
76 Jerry Drake 27 11 0 7 5
57 Ronald McKinnon 23 16 0 6 1
32 LeShon Johnson 25 RB 15 8 0 5 2 0 0
33 Ben Smith 29 2 0 1.0 3 0
84 Marcus Dowdell 26 PR 15 0 0 6 0 0 0
7 Boomer Esiason 35 QB 10 8 0 5 1 -8 0
55 Devon McDonald 27 16 0 3 0
11 Kent Graham 28 qb 10 8 0 5 0 0 0
30 Leeland McElroy 22 KR/rb 16 6 0 3 1 0 0
37 Larry Centers* 28 FB 16 14 0 1 1 0 0
83 Anthony Edwards 30 wr 16 1 0 1 1 0 0
81 Frank Sanders 23 WR 16 16 0 1 1 0 0
31 Ryan Terry 25 5 0 0 1 1 0 0
68 Joe Wolf 30 RT 16 16 0 0 2 0 0
10 Jeff Feagles 30 P 16 0 0 1 0 -7 0
60 Anthony Redmon 25 RG 16 16 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 26.9 16 28.0 11 122 1 65 0 8 29 25 27 1 751 328
Opp Total 16 36 24 10

Scoring Summary

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS RshTD RecTD PR TD KR TD FblTD IntTD OthTD AllTD 2PM XPM FGM Sfty Pts Pts/G
3 Kevin Butler 34 K 7 0 17 14 59
37 Larry Centers* 28 FB 16 14 2 7 9 54
5 Greg Davis 31 k 9 0 12 9 39
85 Rob Moore 28 WR 16 16 4 4 1 26
32 LeShon Johnson 25 RB 15 8 3 1 4 24
81 Frank Sanders 23 WR 16 16 4 4 24
84 Marcus Dowdell 26 PR 15 0 2 2 12
30 Leeland McElroy 22 KR/rb 16 6 1 1 2 12
45 Cedric Smith 28 fb 15 2 1 1 2 12
7 Boomer Esiason 35 QB 10 8 1 1 1 8
80 Pat Carter 30 TE 16 16 1 1 6
83 Anthony Edwards 30 wr 16 1 1 1 6
87 Johnny McWilliams 24 12 0 1 1 6
95 Jamir Miller 23 RLB 16 16 1 1 6
35 Aeneas Williams* 28 LCB 16 16 1 1 6
Team Total 26.9 16 8 23 1 1 33 2 29 23 300
Opp Total 16 18 21 1 1 2 1 41 30 397

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 @ IND L, 13-20 4 2 rush Boomer Esiason 2 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
2 1996-09-08 MIA L, 10-38 3 1 pass Cedric Smith 1 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
3 1996-09-22 @ NOR W, 28-14 3 20 pass Rob Moore 20 yard pass from Kent Graham (Rob Moore pass from Kent Graham)
4 1996-09-22 @ NOR W, 28-14 4 56 rush LeShon Johnson 56 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
5 1996-09-22 @ NOR W, 28-14 4 70 rush LeShon Johnson 70 yard rush (Greg Davis kick)
6 1996-09-29 STL W, 31-28 2 24 pass Rob Moore 24 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
7 1996-09-29 STL W, 31-28 2 2 pass LeShon Johnson 2 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
8 1996-09-29 STL W, 31-28 4 5 pass Larry Centers 5 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
9 1996-09-29 STL W, 31-28 4 5 pass Frank Sanders 5 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
10 1996-10-20 TAM W, 13-9 2 5 pass Larry Centers 5 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
11 1996-10-27 NYJ L, 21-31 3 1 pass Larry Centers 1 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
12 1996-10-27 NYJ L, 21-31 3 2 pass Larry Centers 2 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
13 1996-10-27 NYJ L, 21-31 4 6 pass Rob Moore 6 yard pass from Kent Graham (Greg Davis kick)
14 1996-11-03 @ NYG L, 8-16 4 7 pass Frank Sanders 7 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Boomer Esiason run)
15 1996-11-10 @ WAS W, 37-34 2 64 pass Marcus Dowdell 64 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
16 1996-11-10 @ WAS W, 37-34 4 1 rush Larry Centers 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
17 1996-11-10 @ WAS W, 37-34 4 13 pass Johnny McWilliams 13 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
18 1996-11-10 @ WAS W, 37-34 4 12 pass Anthony Edwards 12 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
19 1996-11-17 NYG W, 31-23 1 18 pass Rob Moore 18 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
20 1996-11-17 NYG W, 31-23 1 1 rush Cedric Smith 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
21 1996-11-17 NYG W, 31-23 2 2 pass Frank Sanders 2 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
22 1996-11-17 NYG W, 31-23 3 1 rush LeShon Johnson 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
23 1996-11-24 PHI W, 36-30 2 4 rush Leeland McElroy 4 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
24 1996-11-24 PHI W, 36-30 4 6 pass Pat Carter 6 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (pass failed)
25 1996-11-24 PHI W, 36-30 4 2 pass Larry Centers 2 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
26 1996-11-24 PHI W, 36-30 4 24 pass Marcus Dowdell 24 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
27 1996-12-01 @ MIN L, 17-41 4 9 pass Larry Centers 9 yard pass from Boomer Esiason (Kevin Butler kick)
28 1996-12-01 @ MIN L, 17-41 4 1 rush Larry Centers 1 yard rush (Kevin Butler kick)
29 1996-12-15 WAS W, 27-26 1 6 pass Larry Centers 6 yard pass from Kent Graham (Kevin Butler kick)
30 1996-12-15 WAS W, 27-26 2 26 lateral Jamir Miller 26 yard lateral return (Kevin Butler kick)
31 1996-12-15 WAS W, 27-26 4 21 pass Frank Sanders 21 yard pass from Kent Graham (Kevin Butler kick)
32 1996-12-22 @ PHI L, 19-29 4 22 pass Leeland McElroy 22 yard pass from Boomer Esiason
33 1996-12-22 @ PHI L, 19-29 4 65 interception Aeneas Williams 65 yard interception return (Kevin Butler kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1996-09-01 @ IND W, 20-13 2 2 pass Zack Crockett 2 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Cary Blanchard kick)
2 1996-09-01 @ IND W, 20-13 4 35 pass Marvin Harrison 35 yard pass from Jim Harbaugh (Cary Blanchard kick)
3 1996-09-08 MIA W, 38-10 1 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
4 1996-09-08 MIA W, 38-10 2 3 rush Karim Abdul-Jabbar 3 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
5 1996-09-08 MIA W, 38-10 2 20 pass Lamar Thomas 20 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
6 1996-09-08 MIA W, 38-10 3 1 rush Irving Spikes 1 yard rush (Joe Nedney kick)
7 1996-09-08 MIA W, 38-10 4 5 pass O.J. McDuffie 5 yard pass from Dan Marino (Joe Nedney kick)
8 1996-09-15 @ NWE W, 31-0 1 13 pass Curtis Martin 13 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Adam Vinatieri kick)
9 1996-09-15 @ NWE W, 31-0 2 1 rush Curtis Martin 1 yard rush (Adam Vinatieri kick)
10 1996-09-15 @ NWE W, 31-0 2 2 pass Ben Coates 2 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe
11 1996-09-15 @ NWE W, 31-0 3 7 pass Curtis Martin 7 yard pass from Drew Bledsoe (Curtis Martin pass from Drew Bledsoe)
12 1996-09-22 @ NOR L, 14-28 2 11 blocked punt Brian Jones 11 yard blocked punt return (Doug Brien kick)
13 1996-09-22 @ NOR L, 14-28 4 23 pass Haywood Jeffires 23 yard pass from Jim Everett (Doug Brien kick)
14 1996-09-29 STL L, 28-31 1 66 punt Eddie Kennison 66 yard punt return (Chip Lohmiller kick)
15 1996-09-29 STL L, 28-31 2 46 pass Isaac Bruce 46 yard pass from Tony Banks (Chip Lohmiller kick)
16 1996-09-29 STL L, 28-31 2 34 pass Eddie Kennison 34 yard pass from Tony Banks (Chip Lohmiller kick)
17 1996-09-29 STL L, 28-31 3 49 pass Isaac Bruce 49 yard pass from Tony Banks (Chip Lohmiller kick)
18 1996-10-13 @ DAL W, 17-3 3 3 rush Emmitt Smith 3 yard rush (Chris Boniol kick)
19 1996-10-13 @ DAL W, 17-3 4 13 rush Emmitt Smith 13 yard rush (Chris Boniol kick)
20 1996-10-20 TAM L, 9-13 4 1 rush Mike Alstott 1 yard rush
21 1996-10-27 NYJ W, 31-21 2 34 pass Keyshawn Johnson 34 yard pass from Frank Reich (Nick Lowery kick)
22 1996-10-27 NYJ W, 31-21 2 1 rush Richie Anderson 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
23 1996-10-27 NYJ W, 31-21 4 1 rush Adrian Murrell 1 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
24 1996-10-27 NYJ W, 31-21 4 2 rush Reggie Cobb 2 yard rush (Nick Lowery kick)
25 1996-11-03 @ NYG W, 16-8 4 24 pass Thomas Lewis 24 yard pass from Danny Kanell (Brad Daluiso kick)
26 1996-11-10 @ WAS L, 34-37 2 36 rush Marc Logan 36 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
27 1996-11-10 @ WAS L, 34-37 3 17 pass Michael Westbrook 17 yard pass from Gus Frerotte (Scott Blanton kick)
28 1996-11-10 @ WAS L, 34-37 3 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
29 1996-11-10 @ WAS L, 34-37 4 1 rush Terry Allen 1 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
30 1996-11-17 NYG L, 23-31 3 4 pass Tyrone Wheatley 4 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
31 1996-11-17 NYG L, 23-31 4 9 pass Tyrone Wheatley 9 yard pass from Dave Brown (Brad Daluiso kick)
32 1996-11-24 PHI L, 30-36 1 1 rush Ricky Watters 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
33 1996-11-24 PHI L, 30-36 4 4 rush Ricky Watters 4 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
34 1996-11-24 PHI L, 30-36 4 95 kickoff Derrick Witherspoon 95 yard kickoff return (Gary Anderson kick)
35 1996-12-01 @ MIN W, 41-17 2 19 pass Amp Lee 19 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Scott Sisson kick)
36 1996-12-01 @ MIN W, 41-17 3 40 pass Jake Reed 40 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Scott Sisson kick)
37 1996-12-01 @ MIN W, 41-17 3 13 pass Qadry Ismail 13 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Scott Sisson kick)
38 1996-12-01 @ MIN W, 41-17 4 4 pass Cris Carter 4 yard pass from Brad Johnson (Scott Sisson kick)
39 1996-12-01 @ MIN W, 41-17 4 1 rush Leroy Hoard 1 yard rush (Scott Sisson kick)
40 1996-12-08 DAL W, 10-6 3 50 pass Michael Irvin 50 yard pass from Troy Aikman (Chris Boniol kick)
41 1996-12-15 WAS L, 26-27 2 0 fumble Scott Turner 0 yard fumble return (Scott Blanton kick)
42 1996-12-15 WAS L, 26-27 3 14 rush Terry Allen 14 yard rush (Scott Blanton kick)
43 1996-12-22 @ PHI W, 29-19 1 4 fumble Mike Mamula 4 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
44 1996-12-22 @ PHI W, 29-19 2 1 rush Ricky Watters 1 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)