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1984 Houston Oilers

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3-13-0, Finished 4th in AFC Central Division  · 1984 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -12.0, Offense: -5.9, Defense: -6.0, SoS: 0.3, avg is 0.0.

Scored 240 points (15.0/g), 27th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 437 points (27.3/g), 26th.
 Differential of -197 points (-12.3/g), 26th.  Expected W-L: 3.1-12.9.

Coach: Hugh Campbell (3-13-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Kay Dalton
 Defensive Coordinator: Jerry Glanville

Stadium: Houston Astrodome
 Training Camp: Angelo State (San Angelo, Texas)

Team Info

Founder/Owner/Chairman/President/CEO Bud Adams
General Manager Ladd Herzeg
Defensive Alignment 3-4

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 240 4884 969 5.0 31 16 25 284 282 487 3228 14 15 6.0 164 433 1656 13 3.8 95
Team Defense 437 5968 1075 5.6 24 11 19 345 271 447 3179 23 13 6.6 168 596 2789 27 4.7 158
Lg Rank Offense 27 23 6 14 24 20 17 24 4 11 25 23 15 18
Lg Rank Defense 26 27 27 22 27 4 11 16 25 24 28 28 27 26

Team Games & Schedule

W# Day Date OT Rec Opp Tm Opp 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO 1stD TotYd PassY RushY TO
1 Sun September 2 boxscore L 0-1 Los Angeles Raiders 14 24 18 276 156 120 20 316 174 142 1
2 Sun September 9 boxscore L 0-2 Indianapolis Colts 21 35 24 415 343 72 1 25 383 215 168
3 Sun September 16 boxscore L 0-3 @ San Diego Chargers 14 31 14 284 257 27 1 29 477 330 147 1
4 Sun September 23 boxscore L 0-4 @ Atlanta Falcons 10 42 20 277 187 90 4 18 331 193 138 1
5 Sun September 30 boxscore L 0-5 New Orleans Saints 10 27 8 133 49 84 2 20 357 160 197 2
6 Sun October 7 boxscore L 0-6 @ Cincinnati Bengals 3 13 13 235 150 85 1 20 328 159 169 3
7 Sun October 14 boxscore L 0-7 @ Miami Dolphins 10 28 16 239 156 83 1 28 515 307 208 1
8 Sun October 21 boxscore L 0-8 San Francisco 49ers 21 34 22 432 350 82 3 25 517 353 164 1
9 Sun October 28 boxscore L 0-9 Cincinnati Bengals 13 31 20 316 218 98 4 26 373 154 219 2
10 Sun November 4 boxscore L 0-10 @ Pittsburgh Steelers 7 35 17 273 176 97 4 17 322 131 191 3
11 Sun November 11 boxscore W 1-10 @ Kansas City Chiefs 17 16 18 297 140 157 21 322 191 131 1
12 Sun November 18 boxscore W 2-10 New York Jets 31 20 20 402 215 187 2 20 341 203 138 2
13 Sun November 25 boxscore L 2-11 @ Cleveland Browns 10 27 11 147 38 109 2 18 262 142 120 2
14 Sun December 2 boxscore W OT 3-11 Pittsburgh Steelers 23 20 22 424 303 121 3 14 272 145 127 3
15 Sun December 9 boxscore L 3-12 @ Los Angeles Rams 16 27 23 338 184 154 2 21 453 177 276
16 Sun December 16 boxscore L 3-13 Cleveland Browns 20 27 18 396 306 90 1 23 399 145 254 1

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
1 Warren Moon 28 QB 16 16 3-13-0 259 450 57.6% 3338 12 2.7 14 3.1 76 7.4 6.6 12.9 208.6 76.9 47 371 5.97 5.19 9.5 1 2
10 Oliver Luck 24 4 0 22 36 61.1% 256 2 5.6 1 2.8 37 7.1 7.0 11.6 64.0 89.6 2 11 6.45 6.32 5.3
30 Larry Moriarty 26 RB 14 9 1 1 100.0% 16 0 0.0 0 0.0 16 16.0 16.0 16.0 1.1 118.7 0 0 16.00 16.00 0.0
Team Total 25.3 16 3-13-0 282 487 57.9% 3610 14 2.9 15 3.1 76 7.4 6.6 12.8 225.6 78.0 49 382 6.02 5.29 9.1 1 2
Opp Total 16 271 447 60.6% 3446 23 5.1 13 2.9 7.7 7.43 12.7 215.4 89.8 32 267 6.6 6.4 6.7

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
30 Larry Moriarty 26 RB 14 9 189 785 6 51 4.2 56.1 13.5 31 206 6.6 1 24 2.2 14.7 991 7 5
34 Earl Campbell 29 rb 6 6 96 278 4 22 2.9 46.3 16.0 3 27 9.0 0 15 0.5 4.5 305 4 2
32 Stan Edwards 24 rb 14 1 60 267 1 20 4.5 19.1 4.3 20 151 7.6 0 20 1.4 10.8 418 1 2
1 Warren Moon 28 QB 16 16 58 211 1 31 3.6 13.2 3.6 211 1 17
38 Willie Joyner 22 10 0 14 22 0 9 1.6 2.2 1.4 22 0 0
10 Oliver Luck 24 4 0 10 75 1 18 7.5 18.8 2.5 75 1 2
82 Herkie Walls 23 WR 14 10 4 20 0 20 5.0 1.4 0.3 18 291 16.2 1 76 1.3 20.8 311 1 0
80 Eric Mullins 22 wr 13 2 1 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.1 6 85 14.2 1 25 0.5 6.5 85 1 0
8 Joe Cooper 24 K 7 0 1 -2 0 -2 -2.0 -0.3 0.1 -2 0 0
83 Tim Smith 27 WR 16 14 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 69 1141 16.5 4 75 4.3 71.3 1141 4 0
87 Jamie Williams 24 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 41 545 13.3 3 32 2.6 34.1 545 3 2
88 Chris Dressel 23 TE 16 16 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 40 378 9.5 2 42 2.5 23.6 378 2 1
84 Mike Holston 26 wr 16 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 22 287 13.0 1 28 1.4 17.9 287 1 0
81 Steve Bryant 25 wr 14 3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 19 278 14.6 0 28 1.4 19.9 278 0 1
89 Mike McCloskey 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 9 152 16.9 1 51 0.6 10.1 152 1 0
85 Carl Roaches 31 KR/PR 16 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 4 69 17.3 0 24 0.3 4.3 69 0 1
Team Total 25.3 16 433 1656 13 51 3.8 103.5 27.1 282 3610 12.8 14 76 17.6 225.6 5266 27 36
Opp Total 16 596 2789 27 4.7 174.3 37.3 271 3179 11.7 23 16.9 198.7 5968 50 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
85 Carl Roaches 31 KR/PR 16 0 26 152 0 18 5.8 30 679 0 49 22.6 900
82 Herkie Walls 23 WR 14 10 15 289 0 29 19.3 600
29 Patrick Allen 23 16 0 11 210 0 23 19.1 210
35 Richard Williams 24 7 0 5 84 0 21 16.8 84
24 Steve Brown 24 LCB 16 16 3 17 0 17 5.7 17
38 Willie Joyner 22 10 0 3 57 0 24 19.0 79
51 Ted Thompson 31 16 0 1 16 0 16 16.0 16
87 Jamie Williams 24 TE 16 16 1 0 0 0 0.0 545
Team Total 25.3 16 26 152 0 18 5.8 69 1352 0 49 19.6 6770
Opp Total 16 60 618 0 10.3 51 986 0 19.3

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
6 John James 35 P 16 0 88 3482 55 0 39.6
8 Joe Cooper 24 K 7 0 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 3 13 11 84.6%% 13 13 100.0%%
4 Florian Kempf 28 k 9 0 3 3 1 2 1 6 4 66.7%% 14 14 100.0%%
Team Total 25.3 16 2 2 5 5 5 4 7 4 19 15 78.9%% 27 27 100.0%% 88 3482 55 0 39.6
Opp Total 16 30 22 73.3%% 53 51 96.2%% 64 2701 42.2

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
1 Warren Moon 28 QB 16 16 0 17 7 -1 0
75 Jesse Baker 27 RDE 16 16 11.0 0 0 1 0 0
30 Larry Moriarty 26 RB 14 9 0 5 2 -3 0
20 Willie Tullis 26 RCB 16 15 4 48 0 22 0 0 1 1 0 0
67 Mike Stensrud 28 NT 16 14 4.5 0 0 1 0 0
25 Keith Bostic 23 SS 16 16 2.0 0 0 2 25 1
52 Robert Brazile 31 ROLB 16 16 2.0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0
34 Earl Campbell 29 rb 6 6 0 2 2 1 0
36 Carter Hartwig 28 FS 14 14 3 23 0 19 0 0 0 1 0 0
10 Oliver Luck 24 4 0 0 2 2 0 0
72 Brian Sochia 23 nt 16 3 3.5
54 Gregg Bingham 33 LILB 16 16 2.0 0 0 1 7 0
24 Steve Brown 24 LCB 16 16 1 26 0 26 0 0 1 1 0 0
21 Bo Eason 23 db 10 1 1.0 1 20 0 20 0 0 0 1 0 0
90 Bob Hamm 25 LDE 12 12 2.0 0 0 1 0 0
87 Jamie Williams 24 TE 16 16 0 2 1 0 0
53 Avon Riley 26 LOLB 16 16 2.5
32 Stan Edwards 24 rb 14 1 0 2 0 0 0
85 Carl Roaches 31 KR/PR 16 0 0 1 1 0 0
97 Mike Johnson 22 16 0 0.5 0 0 1 0 0
56 Robert Abraham 24 RILB 16 16 1 1 0 1 0
29 Patrick Allen 23 16 0 1 2 0 2 0
81 Steve Bryant 25 wr 14 3 0 1 0 0 0
88 Chris Dressel 23 TE 16 16 0 1 0 0 0
78 Jerome Foster 24 de 9 3 1.0
84 Mike Holston 26 wr 16 3 0 0 1 0 0
57 Tim Joiner 23 11 0 0 0 1 0 0
28 Allen Lyday 24 4 0 1 12 0 12 0
55 Jim Romano 25 c 8 7 0 1 0 -11 0
83 Tim Smith 27 WR 16 14 0 0 1 0 0
Team Total 25.3 16 32.0 13 139 0 26 0 0 36 30 18 1
Opp Total 16 49 24 13 1

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
8 Joe Cooper 24 K 7 0 13 11 46
30 Larry Moriarty 26 RB 14 9 6 1 7 42
4 Florian Kempf 28 k 9 0 14 4 26
34 Earl Campbell 29 rb 6 6 4 4 24
83 Tim Smith 27 WR 16 14 4 4 24
87 Jamie Williams 24 TE 16 16 3 3 18
88 Chris Dressel 23 TE 16 16 2 2 12
25 Keith Bostic 23 SS 16 16 1 1 6
32 Stan Edwards 24 rb 14 1 1 1 6
84 Mike Holston 26 wr 16 3 1 1 6
10 Oliver Luck 24 4 0 1 1 6
89 Mike McCloskey 23 15 0 1 1 6
1 Warren Moon 28 QB 16 16 1 1 6
80 Eric Mullins 22 wr 13 2 1 1 6
82 Herkie Walls 23 WR 14 10 1 1 6
Team Total 25.3 16 13 14 1 28 27 15 240
Opp Total 16 27 23 1 2 51 22 1 437

Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1984-09-02 RAI L, 14-24 2 10 pass Mike Holston 10 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
2 1984-09-02 RAI L, 14-24 4 5 pass Mike McCloskey 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
3 1984-09-09 IND L, 21-35 1 2 rush Earl Campbell 2 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
4 1984-09-09 IND L, 21-35 2 15 rush Earl Campbell 15 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
5 1984-09-09 IND L, 21-35 4 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
6 1984-09-16 @ SDG L, 14-31 2 75 pass Tim Smith 75 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
7 1984-09-16 @ SDG L, 14-31 4 7 pass Eric Mullins 7 yard pass from Oliver Luck (Florian Kempf kick)
8 1984-09-23 @ ATL L, 10-42 2 2 pass Larry Moriarty 2 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
9 1984-09-30 NOR L, 10-27 4 1 rush Earl Campbell 1 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
10 1984-10-14 @ MIA L, 10-28 4 9 pass Chris Dressel 9 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
11 1984-10-21 SFO L, 21-34 2 1 rush Larry Moriarty 1 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
12 1984-10-21 SFO L, 21-34 3 45 pass Tim Smith 45 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
13 1984-10-21 SFO L, 21-34 4 20 pass Jamie Williams 20 yard pass from Warren Moon (Florian Kempf kick)
14 1984-10-28 CIN L, 13-31 1 1 rush Larry Moriarty 1 yard rush (Florian Kempf kick)
15 1984-10-28 CIN L, 13-31 4 4 rush Oliver Luck 4 yard rush (pass failed)
16 1984-11-04 @ PIT L, 7-35 3 5 pass Jamie Williams 5 yard pass from Oliver Luck (Joe Cooper kick)
17 1984-11-11 @ KAN W, 17-16 2 2 pass Jamie Williams 2 yard pass from Warren Moon (Joe Cooper kick)
18 1984-11-11 @ KAN W, 17-16 4 1 rush Warren Moon 1 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)
19 1984-11-18 NYJ W, 31-20 2 5 pass Tim Smith 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Joe Cooper kick)
20 1984-11-18 NYJ W, 31-20 3 14 pass Tim Smith 14 yard pass from Warren Moon (Joe Cooper kick)
21 1984-11-18 NYJ W, 31-20 3 10 pass Herkie Walls 10 yard pass from Warren Moon (Joe Cooper kick)
22 1984-11-18 NYJ W, 31-20 4 51 rush Larry Moriarty 51 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)
23 1984-11-25 @ CLE L, 10-27 1 25 fumble Keith Bostic 25 yard fumble return (Joe Cooper kick)
24 1984-12-02 PIT W, 23-20 2 5 pass Chris Dressel 5 yard pass from Warren Moon (Joe Cooper kick)
25 1984-12-02 PIT W, 23-20 4 5 rush Stan Edwards 5 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)
26 1984-12-09 @ RAM L, 16-27 2 4 rush Larry Moriarty 4 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)
27 1984-12-16 CLE L, 20-27 2 4 rush Larry Moriarty 4 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)
28 1984-12-16 CLE L, 20-27 3 4 rush Larry Moriarty 4 yard rush (Joe Cooper kick)

Opponent Touchdown Log

Rk Date Opp Result Quarter Dist Type
1 1984-09-02 RAI W, 24-14 3 1 rush Marcus Allen 1 yard rush
2 1984-09-02 RAI W, 24-14 3 1 rush Frank Hawkins 1 yard rush (Chris Bahr kick)
3 1984-09-02 RAI W, 24-14 4 1 rush Jim Plunkett 1 yard rush (pass failed)
4 1984-09-09 IND W, 35-21 2 1 rush Mike Pagel 1 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
5 1984-09-09 IND W, 35-21 2 15 rush Curtis Dickey 15 yard rush (Dean Biasucci kick)
6 1984-09-09 IND W, 35-21 2 31 pass Ray Butler 31 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Dean Biasucci kick)
7 1984-09-09 IND W, 35-21 3 14 pass Ray Butler 14 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Dean Biasucci kick)
8 1984-09-09 IND W, 35-21 4 33 pass Tracy Porter 33 yard pass from Mike Pagel (Dean Biasucci kick)
9 1984-09-16 @ SDG W, 31-14 1 3 rush Earnest Jackson 3 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
10 1984-09-16 @ SDG W, 31-14 1 1 rush Earnest Jackson 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
11 1984-09-16 @ SDG W, 31-14 2 1 rush Pete Johnson 1 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
12 1984-09-16 @ SDG W, 31-14 2 6 rush Earnest Jackson 6 yard rush (Rolf Benirschke kick)
13 1984-09-23 @ ATL W, 42-10 1 23 pass Arthur Cox 23 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
14 1984-09-23 @ ATL W, 42-10 1 2 rush Gerald Riggs 2 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
15 1984-09-23 @ ATL W, 42-10 1 4 rush Gerald Riggs 4 yard rush (Mick Luckhurst kick)
16 1984-09-23 @ ATL W, 42-10 3 25 pass Billy Johnson 25 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
17 1984-09-23 @ ATL W, 42-10 3 16 pass Arthur Cox 16 yard pass from Steve Bartkowski (Mick Luckhurst kick)
18 1984-09-23 @ ATL W, 42-10 4 35 interception Jeff Jackson 35 yard interception return (Mick Luckhurst kick)
19 1984-09-30 NOR W, 27-10 1 15 rush Hokie Gajan 15 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
20 1984-09-30 NOR W, 27-10 1 35 interception Frank Wattelet 35 yard interception return (Morten Andersen kick)
21 1984-09-30 NOR W, 27-10 4 37 rush Hokie Gajan 37 yard rush (Morten Andersen kick)
22 1984-10-07 @ CIN W, 13-3 3 3 rush Boomer Esiason 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
23 1984-10-14 @ MIA W, 28-10 2 27 pass Mark Clayton 27 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
24 1984-10-14 @ MIA W, 28-10 3 17 pass Mark Duper 17 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
25 1984-10-14 @ MIA W, 28-10 4 32 pass Nat Moore 32 yard pass from Dan Marino (Uwe von Schamann kick)
26 1984-10-14 @ MIA W, 28-10 4 25 rush Joe Carter 25 yard rush (Uwe von Schamann kick)
27 1984-10-21 SFO W, 34-21 1 11 pass Russ Francis 11 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
28 1984-10-21 SFO W, 34-21 2 26 pass Wendell Tyler 26 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
29 1984-10-21 SFO W, 34-21 4 5 rush Roger Craig 5 yard rush (Ray Wersching kick)
30 1984-10-21 SFO W, 34-21 4 80 pass Dwight Clark 80 yard pass from Joe Montana (Ray Wersching kick)
31 1984-10-28 CIN W, 31-13 2 1 rush Larry Kinnebrew 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
32 1984-10-28 CIN W, 31-13 2 3 rush Larry Kinnebrew 3 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
33 1984-10-28 CIN W, 31-13 3 11 pass Larry Kinnebrew 11 yard pass from Ken Anderson (Jim Breech kick)
34 1984-10-28 CIN W, 31-13 4 1 rush Larry Kinnebrew 1 yard rush (Jim Breech kick)
35 1984-11-04 @ PIT W, 35-7 1 43 pass John Stallworth 43 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
36 1984-11-04 @ PIT W, 35-7 2 13 rush Mark Malone 13 yard rush (Gary Anderson kick)
37 1984-11-04 @ PIT W, 35-7 2 17 pass John Stallworth 17 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
38 1984-11-04 @ PIT W, 35-7 3 39 pass John Stallworth 39 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
39 1984-11-04 @ PIT W, 35-7 3 21 fumble Bryan Hinkle 21 yard fumble return (Gary Anderson kick)
40 1984-11-11 @ KAN L, 16-17 4 4 pass Henry Marshall 4 yard pass from Todd Blackledge (Nick Lowery kick)
41 1984-11-18 NYJ L, 20-31 1 12 rush Marion Barber 12 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
42 1984-11-18 NYJ L, 20-31 4 3 rush Tony Paige 3 yard rush (Pat Leahy kick)
43 1984-11-25 @ CLE W, 27-10 1 14 pass Brian Brennan 14 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
44 1984-11-25 @ CLE W, 27-10 2 12 pass Ozzie Newsome 12 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
45 1984-11-25 @ CLE W, 27-10 4 7 pass Brian Brennan 7 yard pass from Paul McDonald (Matt Bahr kick)
46 1984-12-02 PIT L, 20-23 3 5 pass Weegie Thompson 5 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
47 1984-12-02 PIT L, 20-23 4 7 pass Louis Lipps 7 yard pass from Mark Malone (Gary Anderson kick)
48 1984-12-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 1 57 pass Drew Hill 57 yard pass from Jeff Kemp (Mike Lansford kick)
49 1984-12-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 1 7 rush Eric Dickerson 7 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
50 1984-12-09 @ RAM W, 27-16 4 6 rush Eric Dickerson 6 yard rush (Mike Lansford kick)
51 1984-12-16 CLE W, 27-20 1 2 rush Earnest Byner 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
52 1984-12-16 CLE W, 27-20 3 15 rush Earnest Byner 15 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)
53 1984-12-16 CLE W, 27-20 4 2 rush Johnny Davis 2 yard rush (Matt Bahr kick)