Scott Garceau: How ‘Bout That
Justin Tucker has made 33 consecutive field goals, the 4th longest streak in NFL history. Matt Stover is third on the list with 36 straight. The Colts Mike Vanderjagt holds the record with 42.
In the Ravens last 4 wins they’ve scored 88 points, Tucker has scored 50 of the 88. In the Ravens 2000 championship season Matt Stover scored 49 consecutive points. Stover’s run stretched from September 24th to November 5th and covered 7 games. Stats research couldn’t find another player in NFL history who scored 49 consecutive points.
With two games left in the 2013 regular season, 19 teams remain in contention for a trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. Only one team – Indianapolis (AFC South) – has clinched a division title.
The Cowboys were 42-0 when they had a 20 point lead at the half, then Green Bay erased a 26-3 Dallas lead and beat the Cowboys 37-36. Sure Tony Romo threw 2 late picks but how ’bout a Dallas defense that gave up 5 touchdowns the first 5 times Green Bay had the ball in the second half. Those TD drives by yards were 80, 80, 22, 80 and 50. Ouch!
A.J. McCarron received The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award in Baltimore on December 13th. He also became the first Alabama player to win the Maxwell Award and was runner-up for the Heisman Trophy. His final game for Alabama will be the Sugar Bowl (Jan 2), a win against Oklahoma will gave him a 37-3 record, an Auburn field goal return denied him a chance for a 4th National Championship.
Towson Jr. running back Terrence West (Northwestern H.S. Baltimore) will add to his stunning season Saturday when Towson plays at Eastern Washington in the FCS Semi-finals. West leads the nation with 2,295 rushing yards and 39 touchdowns this season. Last week he set an NCAA FCS playoff record with 354 rushing yards and 5 TD’s in a win at Eastern Illinois. A Towson win Saturday will send them to the NCAA FCS championship game on January 4 in Plano, Texas.
The NFL’s longest game was played on Christmas day in 1971. The Chiefs and Dolphins played and extra 22 minutes and 40 seconds. Halfway thru the 6th quarter Garo Yepremian kicked a 37 yard field goal and the Dolphins won 27-24. The game featured 13 future Hall of Fame players and the days best player was on the losing team. Chiefs RB Ed Podolak had 350 combined yards in the Christmas loss. The Dolphins then beat the Baltimore Colts for the AFC Championship but lost to the Cowboys in Super Bowl VI.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!!