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Referees sort out possession after a fumble at the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl between Georgia and Virginia Tech.
Referees sort out possession after a fumble at the 2006 Chick-fil-A Bowl between Georgia and Virginia Tech.

A fumble in American and Canadian football occurs when an offensive player such as the quarterback, a wide receiver or a running back drops the ball while it is still in play. A fumble may also be forced by a defensive player who either grabs or punches the ball or butts the ball with his helmet (a move called "tackling the ball"). A fumbled ball may be recovered and advanced by either team (except after the two-minute warning in either half, when the fumbling player is the only one allowed to advanced the ball on offensive, other wise the ball is ruled dead at the spot of recovery if the ball bounces backwards or spotted at the point of the fumble if the ball travels forward). It is one of two events considered to be turnovers, where possession of the ball can change during play. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... The former logo of the Chick-fil-A Bowl, then known as the Peach Bowl. ... Virginia Techs football team plays home games in Lane Stadium, considered one of the loudest stadiums in the country and recognized in 2005 by rivals. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into American football positions. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Look up Turnover in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Fumbles usually occur during the snap, while running the ball, or in a failed attempt at a lateral pass. Technically, however, if a player drops the ball while attempting to catch a lateral pass it is a muff (you can't "fumble" a loose ball). The result is the same and most announcers will still call it a fumble. Muffs also result when the ball is improperly fielded on kicking plays such as punts. Ball security is a term used to describe the ability of a player to maintain control over the football during play and thus avoid a fumble. A snap (colloquially called a hike, snapback, or pass from center) starts each American football and Canadian football play from scrimmage. ... In American football and Canadian football a lateral pass — usually called simply a lateral, but officially called a backward pass in American football, and also called an onside pass in Canadian football — is a sideways or rearward throwing of the football to a teammate. ... The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football. ... The following terms are used in American football and Canadian football. ... Josh Miller of the New England Patriots punts the ball. ...

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Rules

If the ball is fumbled the defensive team may recover the ball and even advance it to their opponents' goal. The same is true for the offense, but usually when the offense recovers the ball it simply tries to down it. The offense cannot advance the ball if it recovers its own fumble on fourth down, or in the last two minutes of the game, unless the ball is recovered by the fumbler. However, if the offense fumbles the ball, the defense recovers and then fumbles back to the offense, they would get a first down since possession had formally changed over the course of the play even though the ball had never been blown dead. The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... In American and Canadian football, a down refers to a period in which a play transpires. ...


This is not the same thing as when a forward pass is attempted and the intended receiver does not catch it. In this latter case, it is simply an incomplete pass. However, if the receiver were to catch the ball, but then drop it after gaining control of the ball, that would be considered a fumble. In several forms of football a forward pass is when the ball is thrown from one player to another on the same team, ending closer to the opponents goal line. ... An incomplete pass, is a term in American football which means that a legal forward pass hits the ground before a player on either team gains possession. ...


Any number of fumbles can be committed during a play, including fumbles by the team originally on defense. Most famously, Dallas Cowboys defender Leon Lett fumbled during Super Bowl XXVII while celebrating during his own fumble return. The defensive team or defense in American football or Canadian football, is the team that begins a play from scrimmage not in possession of the ball. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Leon Lett (born October 12, 1968) is a former American Football defensive tackle who played for the Dallas Cowboys (1991-2000) and the Denver Broncos (2001). ... Date January 31, 1993 Stadium Rose Bowl Stadium City Pasadena, California MVP Troy Aikman, Quarterback Favorite Cowboys by 7 National anthem Garth Brooks Coin toss O.J. Simpson Referee Dick Hantak Halftime show Michael Jackson Attendance 98,374 TV in the United States Network NBC Announcers Dick Enberg and Bob...


A sometimes controversial rule is usually referred to as "the ground cannot cause a fumble." If a player is tackled and loses control of the ball at or after the time he makes contact with the ground, the player is treated as down and the ball is not in play.


The effects of fumbles vary when the ball goes out of bounds without being recovered:

  • A fumble going out-of-bounds between the endzones is retained by the last team with possession (in Canadian football, the last team to touch the ball). If the ball was moving backwards with regard to the recovering team, it is spotted where it went out of bounds. If the ball was moving forwards, it is spotted where the fumble occurred (the fumble itself cannot advance the ball).
  • A fumble going out-of-bounds in the endzone being attacked results in the defending team assuming possession via touchback.
  • A fumble going out-of-bounds in the endzone being defended is ruled a safety.

In all cases, a fumble recovered by an out-of-bounds player is considered an out-of-bounds fumble even if the ball never leaves the field of play. The end zone is a term in both Canadian football and American football. ... Diagram of a Canadian football field. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A safety or safety touch, is a type of score in American football and Canadian football where a defensive team gains two points when the offensive team is tackled or loses possession in their own end zone. ...


A punted ball that touches any part of a player on the receiving team, whether or not the player ever gains control, is also considered to be live and is treated like a fumble, except that the kicking team may only recover the ball in that situation. Josh Miller of the New England Patriots punts the ball. ...


In statistics

Game box scores commonly record how many fumbles a team made and how many it recovered. A fumble is credited to the last player who handled it from the possessing team, regardless of whether it may have been his fault or not. In competitive sports, games or matches are often summarized in a box score. ...


Play during fumbles

Since footballs tend to bounce in unpredictable ways, particularly on artificial turf, attempting to recover and advance a fumbled ball is risky even for those with good manual coordination. Coaches at lower levels of the game usually therefore prefer that players, particularly those such as interior linemen who do not normally handle the ball in the course of play, simply fall on the ball. Gaining or retaining possession is more important in most situations than attempting to advance the ball and possibly score, and there have been many instances where those attempting to do so have wound up fumbling the ball back to the other team. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Gross motor coordination addresses the gross motor skills: walking, running, climbing, jumping, crawling, lifting ones head, sitting up, etc. ... A diagram of the linemen, with defensive linemen (in 4-3 formation) in red and offensive linemen in green. ...


Recovering and advancing a fumble is also made difficult, and potentially injurious, by the effect on play. Since neither team is on offense or defense while the ball remains loose, there are no restrictions on the type of contact allowed as long as all players are making legitimate efforts to recover it. A loose ball has been described as the only situation in football where the rules are suspended.


If the ball remains loose, every player on the field will eventually gravitate towards it, increasing the chaos around it. Spectators relish the suspense. Some players, particularly offensive linemen, have a reputation for taking advantage of the situation to do things to opponents that would otherwise draw penalty flags, since the referees' attention is necessarily focused on the ball and away from the players trying to get to it. Most commonly, players will "pile on" opponents already down trying to recover the ball. Some NFL players also report that pokes in the eyes, pinches or other abuse is common in post-fumble pileups, conduct which has sometimes led to confrontations, fights or even brawls. An offensive lineman (football) is one of a group of positions in American football. ... A referee is a person who has authority to make decisions about play in many sports. ...


The usual aftermath of a fumble, at every level of play, is a pile of players, many still squirming diligently despite the whistle, surrounded by teammates pointing upfield (the hand signal for a first down) while the officials slowly extricate them in an effort to determine who has won possession. If two different players have hands on the ball, it is often a judgement call on the referees' part as to which team gets it. In the NFL this has often been the occasion for coaches to call for a review of the instant replay. A whistle is a one-note woodwind instrument which produces sound from a stream of forced air. ... In American and Canadian football, a down refers to a period in which a play transpires. ... For other uses of the term Instant replay, see Instant replay (disambiguation). ...


Fumbles recovered for touchdowns in the end zone are often the only way offensive linemen in the NFL have scored points.


Proper fumble recovery

The most obvious way to recover a loose football would be to fall prone atop it and cradle it between both arms against the abdomen. Amateur players are seen doing this all the time, particular when playing touch football, and it can even be seen in professional contests. In Prone position in competitive shooting the shooter lies face down on the ground. ... The abdomen is a part of the body. ... Touch football is a version of American football originally developed by the U.S. Navy in the 1940s in which the players tackle the individual carrying the ball only by touching him with one or two hands, based on whether one is playing the one-hand touch or two...


However, coaches tell players not to do this in game situations if at all possible, since not only is the ball likely to squirt loose again once other players pile on, there is also a possibility of injury from the ball being driven into the soft organs with great force.


Instead, players are taught to fall on their sides and augment their cradling with a thigh and upper body, if possible. This greatly reduces both the chance of losing the ball and the potential for injury (at least from the ball). In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ...


Coaches are also increasingly encouraging their players to use the "scoop and score" method of picking it up and attempting to return it.[1]


Intentional fumbling

A very rarely-used trick play known as the "fake fumble" calls for the quarterback to lay the ball on the ground as he backs up after receiving the snap, so that a pulling guard can pick it up and run the ball around the end. Coaches are very leery of calling this, however, as a team must be able to execute it flawlessly in order for it to have a chance of working in a game situation. The guard must also be able to run the ball competently and protect it when being tackled, both not usually part of the skill set for the position. A trick play, also known as a gadget play, is a play in American football that uses deception and unorthodox strategies to fool the opposing team. ... Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The "fake fumble" is in fact a real one as far as the rules are concerned, and if the defense manages to get the ball, the coach's judgement is likely to be questioned by fans and media alike. While it is a crowd pleaser when done properly, the risk far outweighs the likely reward. For this reason it is most likely to be used in informal touch football games. It was sometimes used in the college game before the NCAA banned it in 1992. It has almost never been used in the NFL or any other professional league. A college football game between Colorado State and Air Force. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often pronounced N-C-Double-A or N-C-Two-A ) is a voluntary association of about 1,200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletic programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ...


The best-known fake fumble is probably the Fumblerooski play in the 1984 Orange Bowl (see below). The Fumblerooski The Fumblerooski was a trick play used by the Nebraska Cornhuskers against the Miami Hurricanes in the 1984 Orange Bowl. ...


Fumbling forward, as the Holy Roller play (see below) demonstrated, once was a viable offensive tactic in desperate situations, but the rules have been changed to discourage that. In American football, the Holy Roller (known as the Immaculate Deception by San Diego Chargers fans) was an infamous, controversial game-winning play executed by the Oakland Raiders against the Chargers on September 10, 1978 (see 1978 in sports). ...


Use in place of opening coin toss

The XFL, a competing pro league which played its sole season in 2001, used a fumble recovery instead of a coin toss to decide which team would get to choose whether to kick off or receive at the opening of the game and before overtime. A player from each team would sprint, alongside the other, toward a loose ball at the middle of the field, and whoever was able to gain possession won the right for their team to decide. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Coin flipping or coin tossing is the practice of throwing a coin in the air to resolve a dispute between two parties or otherwise choose between two alternatives. ... It has been suggested that Kick Off Association be merged into this article or section. ... Overtime is the amount of time someone works beyond normal working hours; these may be determined in several ways, by custom (what is considered healthy or reasonable by society), by practices of a given trade or profession, by legislation, or by agreement between employers and workers or their representatives. ...


The idea was that such a key element of the game would be decided by a test of playing skill, not chance. While it intrigued some fans and commentators, it is unlikely to be adopted by the NFL, NCAA or any other governing body. Chance can be used in any of the following contexts: Probability Luck Randomness See also the Ancient Greek concept of Chance Chance, a 1913 novel by Joseph Conrad. ...


Famous fumbles

Fumbles have sometimes played a role in deciding games. Some of these have been so unique as to not only earn their own distinctive sobriquets, but to change the way the game has been played afterwards.


College football

  • The Fumblerooski. In the 1984 Orange Bowl, all-American guard Dean Steinkuhler scored a touchdown for Nebraska on a fake fumble early in the game's third quarter when his team was down 17-0 to the University of Miami. While the play is credited with sparking the Cornhuskers to a comeback that almost allowed them to close out a perfect season with a national championship, it also showed that coach Tom Osborne was getting desperate at the time. The play would be the on-field highlight of Steinkuhler's entire football career.

The Fumblerooski The Fumblerooski was a trick play used by the Nebraska Cornhuskers against the Miami Hurricanes in the 1984 Orange Bowl. ... The Orange Bowl is an annual college football game that is usually played on January 1 in the Miami, Florida metro area, in the United States. ... Dean Elmer Steinkuhler (born January 27, 1961) was an American football player. ... The Nebraska Cornhuskers (often abbreviated to Huskers) is the name given to several sports teams of the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Tom Osborne may refer to: Thomas William Tom Osborne, long-time college football coach at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; more recently a member of the United States House of Representatives Tom Osborne, politician in Newfoundland and Labrador and member of the Cabinet of Newfoundland and Labrador This is a...

NFL

  • The Holy Roller: The Oakland Raiders won a September 10, 1978, contest against divisional rivals the San Diego Chargers through another intentional fumble. With ten seconds left, down 20-14, quarterback Ken Stabler fumbled the ball forward to avoid being sacked at the Chargers' 15-yard line. Two other players, Pete Banaszak and Dave Casper, attempted to recover it but batted it forward when they could not. Finally it reached the end zone, where Casper fell on it for the tying touchdown, which cleared the way for the extra point that gave the Raiders the win. Officials decided to allow the touchdown on the grounds that the fumbles did not appear to be intentional and thus could not be considered forward passes, but Stabler freely admitted his was. Chargers fans have referred to the play as the Immaculate Deception ever since, and the NFL quickly instituted the current rule that a forward fumble in the last two minutes of play can only be recovered for the offense by the player who originally fumbled, and even then he is not permitted to advance it.
  • The Miracle at the Meadowlands: Later that season, on November 19, 1978 the New York Giants were closing out an apparent 17-12 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles. With 31 seconds left to play, they had the ball on third down. The Eagles had no timeouts left. All the Giants had to do was snap the ball one more time, and since they had knelt with the ball on the play before, it was expected they would do it and the game would be over. However, the kneel-down play wasn't universally accepted as an honorable way to win a game at the time, and Giants' offensive coordinator Bob Gibson ordered quarterback Joe Pisarcik (with whom he had been having a running feud over play-calling authority) to hand the ball off to fullback Larry Csonka for one more run up the middle to end the game. Csonka was reluctant to take the ball, and instead Pisarcik fumbled the handoff, allowing Eagles' cornerback Herman Edwards to return it for the winning touchdown. The Fumble, as outraged Giants' fans still call it, spurred the Eagles to the playoffs that season and precipitated a complete overhaul of the Giants' coaching and management staff, eventually reversing years of decline. Gibson was fired the next day. The following week, kneeling on the ball when possible to run out the clock and preserve a victory became standard operating procedure in the NFL.
  • The Fumble: The dubious honor of having committed "The" fumble goes to Earnest Byner of the Cleveland Browns. On January 17, 1988, he lost the ball just short of the Denver Broncos' goal line with 65 seconds left in the AFC championship game. The touchdown he might have scored would have tied the game and kept alive the Browns' Super Bowl hopes. Instead, the Broncos spotted them a safety and the game ended in a 38-33 Broncos victory. The play has entered Cleveland sports lore as one of several instances in which the city's teams were frustrated at the last minute on the way to possible future glory.
  • While not technically a fumble since Buffalo Bills wide receiver Don Beebe stripped the ball from him, Leon Lett's loss of the ball on the way to an apparent touchdown late in Super Bowl XXVII has gone down in football history. The Dallas Cowboys defensive end had recovered one of the Bills' record-setting five lost fumbles in that game and had slowed down as he approached the goal line to hold the ball out in an attempt to celebrate, leaving him vulnerable to the swift Beebe's strip. The loose ball rolled out of the end zone for a touchback, giving the ball back to the Bills. Beebe's team had by that point effectively lost the game, but Lett's loss prevented the Cowboys from setting a new record for most points scored by one team in a Super Bowl. It was also seen as a fitting rebuke to a showboat. Despite an otherwise commendable career, that play and Lett's later unnecessary attempt to recover a blocked field goal, which cost Dallas a game the next season, have led to him being ill-remembered by football fans.

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City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... The 1938 NFL season was the 19th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... is the 282nd day of the year (283rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1943 NFL season was the 24th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... The 1959 NFL season was the 40th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, white and gold Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner The Hunt Family (Clark Hunt, chairman)[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League... The 2002 NFL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Football League. ... 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City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Fight song Skol, Vikings Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners, The Red And Gold, Bay Bombers Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager Lal Heneghan Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... “Browns” redirects here. ... The 1956 NFL season was the 37th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1998 NFL season was the 79th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Denver, Colorado Other nicknames Orange Crush (1977-1979 defense) Team colors Orange, Broncos Navy Blue, and White[1] Head Coach Mike Shanahan Owner Pat Bowlen General manager Ted Sundquist Mascot Miles League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American... is the 347th day of the year (348th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1973 NFL season was the 54th regular season of the National Football League. ... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1976 NFL season was the 57th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1982 NFL season was the 63th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1958 NFL season was the 39th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins Team colors Aqua, Coral, White and Navy Head Coach Cam Cameron Owner H. Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T.D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1963 NFL season was the 44th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... “Packers” redirects here. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1942 NFL season was the 23th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1952 NFL season was the 33rd regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1965 NFL season was the 46th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Oakland, California Other nicknames The Silver and Black Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Lane Kiffin Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–1969) Western Division (1960–1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970–present) AFC West (1970... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1953 NFL season was the 34th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Foxborough, Massachusetts Other nicknames The Pats Team colors Nautical Blue, New Century Silver, Red, and White Head Coach Bill Belichick Owner Robert Kraft General manager Bill Belichick Mascot Pat Patriot League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960–69) Eastern Division (1960–69) National Football League (1970–present) American Football... The 1974 NFL season was the 55th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1975 NFL season was the 56th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1989 NFL season was the 70th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1983 NFL season was the 64th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1996 NFL season was the 77th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 244th day of the year (245th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1937 NFL season was the 18th regular season of the National Football League. ... The All-America Football Conference (AAFC) was a professional American football league that challenged the established National Football League (NFL) from 1946 to 1949. ... The 1984 NFL season was the 65th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1987 NFL season was the 68th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1991 NFL season was the 72nd regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1999 NFL season was the 80th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ...

Players

Harold Warren Moon (born November 18, 1956 in Los Angeles, California) is a former American and Canadian football quarterback who played for the Canadian Football Leagues Edmonton Eskimos and the National Football Leagues Houston Oilers, Minnesota Vikings, Seattle Seahawks and Kansas City Chiefs. ... Kerry Michael Collins (born December 30, 1972 in Lebanon, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the NFL. He has played for the Oakland Raiders, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Carolina Panthers, playing in Super Bowl XXXV for New York. ... The 2001 NFL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Football League. ... Daunte Culpepper (born January 28, 1977 in Ocala, Florida) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. ... Len Dawson (born June 20, 1935) was an American football quarterback from Purdue University who played for three professional teams, most notably the Kansas City Chiefs. ... “Chargers” redirects here. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... David Carr (born July 21, 1979, in Bakersfield, California) is an American football player. ... Otto Everett Graham Jr. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Sam Etcheverry (b May 20, 1930 at Carlsbad, New Mexico) is a former star Canadian football player and head coach and a member of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame. ... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ... Roman Ildonzo Gabriel, Jr. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... Joe Ferguson is a former professional quarterback in the National Football League. ... is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1977 NFL season was the 58th regular season of the National Football League. ... For former United States Representative Randall Duke Cunningham, see Duke Cunningham. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1986 NFL season was the 67th regular season of the National Football League. ... Overtime is an additional period of play specified under the rules of a sport in order to bring the game to a decision and avoid declaring the contest a tie or draw. ... David Carr (born July 21, 1979, in Bakersfield, California) is an American football player. ... Jim Marshall (born December 30, 1937) was born in Danville, Kentucky and played college football at Ohio State. ... Don Hultz (born December 16, 1940) was a defensive lineman in the NFL. He has the record for the most opponents fumbles recovered in a season, 9, in 1963, his rookie season. ... Brian Young is the drummer for the New York based power pop band Fountains of Wayne who have released three major label albums and scored an RIAA certified gold record for their single Stacys Mom. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... is the 313th day of the year (314th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2003 NFL season was the 84th regular season of the National Football League. ... John David Tatum (born November 18, 1948) is a former American football defensive back who played ten seasons from 1971 to 1980 for the Oakland Raiders and Houston Oilers in the National Football League. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1972 NFL season was the 53rd regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Jessie Tuggle (born April 4, 1965 in Griffin, Georgia) is a former NFL linebacker for the Atlanta Falcons (1987-2000). ... Jamael Orondé Barber (born April 7, 1975 in Roanoke, Virginia) is an American football player who currently plays as a cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL. He is the identical twin brother of New York Giants running back Tiki Barber. ... This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... The 2004 NFL season was the 85th regular season of the National Football League. ... Ken Kavanaugh (b. ... Michael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... Gail Ross Cogdill (born April 7, 1937 in Worland, Wyoming) is a former American football Wide Receiver for the Detroit Lions (1958-1968), Baltimore Colts (1968), and Atlanta Falcons (1969-1970) He attended Washington State. ... Ahmad Rashad Ahmad Rashad (born Bobby Moore November 19, 1949 in Portland, Oregon, raised in Tacoma, Washington) is an Emmy award-winning sportscaster (mostly with NBC Sports) and former American football wide receiver for the St. ... Jim Mitchell (19 October 1946 - 2 December 2002) was a senior Irish politician who served in the cabinets of Taoiseach Garret FitzGerald (1981-82; 1982-87). ... Drew Pearson is a sportscaster and former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. ... Roderick Del Rodgers (born June 22, 1960, in Tacoma, Washington), was a former American professional football player who was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the 3rd round of the 1982 NFL Draft. ... is the 332nd day of the year (333rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1948 NFL season was the 29th regular season of the National Football League. ...

Games

For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ... “Steelers” redirects here. ... is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1937 NFL season was the 18th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1940 NFL season was the 21th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1961 NFL season was the 42th regular season of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 285th day of the year (286th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1969 NFL season was the 50th regular season of the National Football League, and the last one before the AFL-NFL Merger. ... is the 343rd day of the year (344th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1962 NFL season was the 43th regular season of the National Football League. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... is the 333rd day of the year (334th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1964 NFL season was the 45th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 358th day of the year (359th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1967 NFL season was the 48th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 1995 NFL season was the 76th regular season of the National Football League. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2000 NFL season was the 81st regular season of the National Football League. ...

References

  1. ^ Easterbrook, Gregg, October 11, 2005, Tuesday Morning Quarterback, NFL.com

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