Sunday, December 14, 2014

Simple NFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2014, After Week 15

Notes and assumptions:
  1. No possibility of further tie games (CAR is excluded from the table).
  2. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season, NOT as if the season ended right now.
  3. Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored. 
  4. Division ties are broken first.  (Example: If ARI, SEA, and DET all finish 12-4, break the ARI-SEA tie first.  Then apply the tiebreaker between DET and the ARI-SEA winner.)
  5. If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker, not the two-team tiebreaker.
  6. Strength of victory is the combined winning percentage (essentially, the number of wins) of the teams a team has beaten. It has nothing to do with point totals.
  7. Locked berths: none.
  8. Clinched divisions: none.
  9. Clinched berths: ARI.
  10. Eliminated: WAS, NYG, CHI, MIN, TB, STL, SF.
  11. Eliminated from wild card: CAR, ATL, NO.
  12. The complete tiebreaker rules are here.
NFC Division Tiebreakers after Week 15:
Tied TeamsRecordExtra conditions (all must occur)WinnerWhy?
PHI-DAL

PHIdivision record
GB-DET11-5DET beats GBDEThead-to-head
GB-DET11-5GB beats DET
DETconference record
ATL-NO
ATLhead-to-head
ARI-SEA
SEAhead-to-head


NFC Wild Card and Seeding Tiebreakers after Week 15:
Tied TeamsRecordExtra conditions (all must occur)WinnerWhy?
PHI-GBGBhead-to-head
PHI-DETDETconference record
PHI-ARI11-5ARIhead-to-head
PHI-SEA
SEAhead-to-head
DAL-GBDAL beats IND
GBconference record
DAL-GBDAL loses to IND
DALcommon opponents
DAL-DETDETconference record
DAL-ARIARIhead-to-head
DAL-SEADALhead-to-head
GB-ARI12-4GB beats DET
ARI beats SEA
likely ARIstrength of victory
GB-ARIGB beats DET
ARI loses to SEA
GBcommon opponents
GB-ARI11-5GB loses to DET
likely ARIstrength of victory
GB-SEASEAhead-to-head
DET-ARIARIhead-to-head
DET-SEASEAcommon opponents
PHI-GB-ARI11-5GB beats DET
GBPHI eliminated on head-to-head;
common opponents
PHI-GB-ARI11-5GB loses to DET
likely ARIPHI eliminated on head-to-head;
strength of victory
PHI-GB-SEA
SEAhead-to-head
DAL-GB-ARI12-4DAL beats IND
GB beats DET
ARI beats SEA
likely ARIDAL eliminated on conference record;
strength of victory
DAL-GB-ARIDAL beats IND
GB beats DET
ARI loses to SEA
GBDAL eliminated on conference record;
common opponents
DAL-GB-ARI11-5DAL beats IND
GB loses to DET
GBDAL eliminated on conference record;
common opponents
DAL-GB-ARI11-5DAL loses to IND
likely ARIstrength of victory
DAL-GB-SEASEAconference record
DAL-DET-ARIARIhead-to-head
DAL-DET-SEASEADAL eliminated on conference record;
common opponents

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Simple AFC Tiebreaker Chart, 2014, After Week 15

Notes and assumptions:
  1. No possibility of further tie games (CIN is excluded from the table).
  2. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season, NOT as if the season ended right now. (Example: KC and PIT can only finish tied if KC beats PIT next week.)
  3. Tiebreakers that don't affect playoff berths or seeding are ignored.  (Example: If BUF and IND both finish 10-6, IND wins the AFC South, but BUF doesn't win the AFC East.)
  4. Division ties are broken first.  (Example: If BAL, PIT, and KC all finish 9-7, break the MIA-BUF tie first.  Then apply the tiebreaker between PIT and the MIA-BUF winner.)
  5. If three or more teams are tied, apply that tiebreaker, not the two-team tiebreaker.
  6. Strength of victory is the combined winning percentage (essentially, the number of wins) of the teams a team has beaten. It has nothing to do with point totals.
  7. Locked berths: none.
  8. Clinched divisions: NE, IND, DEN.
  9. Clinched berths: none.
  10. Eliminated: NYJ, TEN, JAX, OAK.
  11. Eliminated from division: BUF, MIA, CLE, HOU, SD, KC.
  12. The complete tiebreaker rules are here.
AFC Division Tiebreakers after Week 15:
Tied TeamsRecordExtra conditions (all must occur)WinnerWhy?
BUF-MIA9-7BUF beats NEMIAconference record
BUF-MIA9-7BUF loses to NEMIAdivision record
BAL-CLE9-7
CLEdivision record
BAL-PIT(BAL loses to CLE OR PIT beats CIN)PITdivision record
BAL-PIT10-6BAL beats CLE
PIT loses to CIN
PITconference record
CLE-PIT9-7PITcommon opponents
BAL-CLE-PIT9-7
PITBAL eliminated on division record;
common opponents
KC-SD9-7KC beats SDKChead-to-head
KC-SD9-7SD beats KCSDdivision record

AFC Wild Card and Seeding Tiebreakers after Week 15:
Tied TeamsRecordExtra conditions (all must occur)WinnerWhy?
NE-BAL11-5NEconference record
NE-PIT11-5PITconference record
NE-INDNEhead-to-head
NE-DENNEhead-to-head
BUF-BAL10-6(BAL beats HOU OR BAL beats CLE)BALcommon opponents
BUF-BAL9-7BAL loses to HOU
BAL loses to CLE
?strength of victory
BUF-PITPITconference record
BUF-CLE9-7BUFhead-to-head
BUF-HOU9-7HOUhead-to-head
BUF-SDSDhead-to-head
BUF-KCKChead-to-head
MIA-BAL9-7
BALhead-to-head
MIA-PIT9-7
MIAcommon opponents
MIA-CLE9-7MIAconference record
MIA-HOU9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-SD9-7MIAhead-to-head
MIA-KC9-7KChead-to-head
BAL-INDINDhead-to-head
BAL-HOU9-7
HOUhead-to-head
BAL-DEN11-5DENconference record
BAL-SDSDhead-to-head
BAL-KCKCconference record
PIT-INDPIThead-to-head
PIT-HOU9-7PIThead-to-head
PIT-DEN11-5
?strength of victory
PIT-SDSD beats SFPITconference record
PIT-SDSD loses to SFSDcommon opponents
PIT-KC
KChead-to-head
CLE-HOU9-7HOUhead-to-head
CLE-SD9-7
SDconference record
CLE-KC9-7
KCconference record
IND-DENDENhead-to-head
NE-BAL-IND11-5IND beats DALNEBAL eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
NE-BAL-IND11-5IND loses to DALINDconference record
NE-BAL-DEN11-5DENconference record
NE-PIT-IND11-5PITIND eliminated on head-to-head;
conference record
NE-PIT-DEN11-5
PIT or DENNE eliminated on conference record;
strength of victory
NE-IND-DENNEhead-to-head
BUF-BAL-HOU9-7
HOUhead-to-head
BUF-BAL-SDSDhead-to-head
BUF-BAL-KC
KCconference record
BUF-PIT-HOU9-7
HOUconference record
BUF-PIT-SDSD beats SFPITconference record
BUF-PIT-SD9-7SD loses to SFSDBUF eliminated on conference record;
common opponents
BUF-PIT-KC
KChead-to-head
BUF-CLE-HOU9-7HOUhead-to-head
BUF-CLE-SD9-7
SDconference record
BUF-CLE-KC9-7
KCconference record
MIA-BAL-HOU9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-BAL-SD9-7SD beats SFMIAconference record
MIA-BAL-SD9-7SD loses to SFMIABAL eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
MIA-BAL-KC9-7
KCBAL eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
MIA-PIT-HOU9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-PIT-SD9-7SD beats SFMIASD eliminated on conference record;
common opponents
MIA-PIT-SD9-7SD loses to SFSDcommon opponents
MIA-PIT-KC9-7
KChead-to-head
MIA-CLE-HOU9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-CLE-SD9-7SD beats SFMIAconference record
MIA-CLE-SD9-7SD loses to SFMIACLE eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
MIA-CLE-KC9-7
KCCLE eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
BAL-IND-DEN11-5IND beats DALDENconference record
BAL-IND-DEN11-5IND loses to DALDENBAL eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
BAL-HOU-SD9-7
HOUBAL eliminated on head-to-head;
conference record
BAL-HOU-KC9-7HOUconference record
PIT-IND-DEN11-5
PIT or DENIND eliminated on head-to-head;
strength of victory
PIT-HOU-SD9-7
HOUconference record
PIT-HOU-KC9-7
HOUconference record
CLE-HOU-SD9-7HOUconference record
CLE-HOU-KC9-7HOUconference record
NE-BAL-IND-DEN11-5IND beats DALDENconference record
NE-BAL-IND-DEN11-5IND loses to DALDENNE+BAL eliminated on conference record;
head-to-head
NE-PIT-IND-DEN11-5
PIT or DENIND eliminated on head-to-head;
NE eliminated on conference record;
strength of victory
BUF-BAL-HOU-SD9-7HOUconference record
BUF-BAL-HOU-KC9-7HOUconference record
BUF-PIT-HOU-SD9-7
HOUconference record
BUF-PIT-HOU-KC9-7
HOUconference record
BUF-CLE-HOU-SD9-7HOUconference record
BUF-CLE-HOU-KC9-7HOUconference record
MIA-BAL-HOU-SD9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-BAL-HOU-KC9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-PIT-HOU-SD9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-PIT-HOU-KC9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-CLE-HOU-SD9-7
HOUconference record
MIA-CLE-HOU-KC9-7HOUconference record

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Longest Missed Field Goals, 1986-2014 (updated)

As far as I can tell, there are no league-wide official records kept for length of missed field goals. The following list is complete for 1986-2014, but there have been longer misses in the past (see the Moseley and Steinfort fair catch kicks). (Update 9/28/08: NBC has confirmed that Janikowski's 76-yard attempt was the longest since at least 1970, and that Moseley's 74-yarder was the previous long.) Note that 5 of the kicks took place in Denver.

Longest missed field goal attempts, NFL, 1986-2014:

KickerTeamLengthResultDateHow Missed?Notes
Sebastian JanikowskiOakland Raiders76SD 28, OAK 189/28/2008short
Phil DawsonSan Francisco 49ers71SF 35, STL 119/26/2013short, wide leftfair catch kick
Mason CrosbyGreen Bay Packers69GB 31, DET 2112/28/2008shortfair catch kick
John HallNew York Jets68NYJ 24, NE 1910/19/1997short
Neil RackersArizona Cardinals68NYG 37, ARI 2911/23/2008short, wide leftfair catch kick
Blair WalshMinnesota Vikings68DET 16, MIN 1412/14/2014short, wide leftlast play of game
Steve CoxWashington Redskins67MIA 23, WAS 2112/20/1987short, wide rightlast play of game
Rob BironasTennessee Titans67JAX 16, TEN 149/11/2011short, wide right
Jason ElamDenver Broncos66SEA 31, DEN 2712/10/1995short
Sebastian JanikowskiOakland Raiders66WAS 34, OAK 1312/13/2009short
Greg ZuerleinSt. Louis Rams66MIA 17, STL 1410/14/2012wide leftlast play of game
Robbie GouldChicago Bears66MIN 23, CHI 20 (OT)12/1/2013shortlast play of regulation
Steve ChristieBuffalo Bills65BUF 9, MIA 611/2/1997short
Jason ElamDenver Broncos65DEN 31, NYG 209/10/2001wide left0:07 2nd quarter; 
followed by Pochman’s 63-yd attempt
Jason HansonDetroit Lions65MIN 31, DET 2610/14/2001short
John KasayCarolina Panthers65DAL 35, CAR 1410/29/2006short
Jeff ReedPittsburgh Steelers65DEN 31, PIT 2810/21/2007short
Sebastian JanikowskiOakland Raiders65DET 28, OAK 2712/19/1999blockedlast play of game
Jason ElamDenver Broncos64DEN 36, SEA 3012/19/1999short
Neil RackersArizona Cardinals64BUF 38, ARI 1410/31/2004short
Sebastian JanikowskiOakland Raiders64HOU 24, OAK 1711/4/2007hit right upright1:15 2nd quarter
Sebastian JanikowskiOakland Raiders64OAK 26, JAX 23 (OT)10/21/2012 shortlast play of 4th quarter
Justin TuckerBaltimore Ravens64BAL 48, TB 1710/12/2014 blocked
Rafael SeptienDallas Cowboys63NYG 17, DAL 1411/2/1986short0:18 4th quarter
Chris BahrCleveland Browns63L.A. Raiders 27, CLE 1411/16/1986short
Mike CoferSan Francisco 49ers63SF 26, L.A. Rams 1012/17/1990short
Doug PelfreyCincinnati Bengals63CLE 29, CIN 2610/29/1995short
Toby GowinDallas Cowboys63DAL 26, JAX 2210/19/1997short
Mike VanderjagtIndianapolis Colts63IND 24, NYJ 2311/15/1998shortreturned for a TD by Aaron Glenn
Owen PochmanNew York Giants63DEN 31, NYG 209/10/2001wide right
Josh ScobeeJacksonville Jaguars63IND 14, JAX 129/13/2009short
Rian LindellBuffalo Bills63MIA 15, BUF 109/12/2010short
Alex HeneryPhiladelphia Eagles63ATL 35, PHI 319/18/2011short
Graham GanoCarolina Panthers63ATL 19, CAR 1711/16/2014blockedlast play of game

All of the above were attempted at the end of the first half unless noted. Janikowski also missed a 66-yarder against Seattle in the 2008 preseason, Kasay missed a 66-yarder in the Pro Bowl following the 1996 season, and Tucker missed 66- and 67-yarders in the Pro Bowl following the 2013 season.

Other confirmed long misses:

74: Mark Moseley, Washington Redskins, 11/25/1979 vs. New York Giants. Fair catch kick.

73: Fred Steinfort, Denver Broncos, 9/29/1980 vs. New England. Fair catch kick.

71: Joe Danelo, New York Giants, 10/28/1979 vs. Los Angeles Rams.

70: Mark Moseley, Washington Redskins, 9/2/1979 vs. Houston Oilers. The Redskins trailed by 2 at the end of the game.

66: Ali Haji-Sheikh, New York Giants, 10/24/1983 at St. Louis Cardinals.  Tied at the end of regulation.

64: Raul Allegre, Baltimore Colts, 12/11/1983 at Denver.  The Colts trailed by 2 at the end of the game.

63: Kevin Butler,  Chicago Bears, 9/8/1985 vs. Tampa Bay.  Butler's first NFL game.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reader Mail: Longest Non-Scoring Plays in NFL History

Is there a list of the longest plays that didn't result a touchdown?

Elias probably has a list (they verified that Percy Harvin's 104-yard punt return was the longest non-scoring play in NFL history), but I've never seen one published.

Both scrimmage (runs and passes) and non-scrimmage (returns) plays are included in the lists below of plays of 80 yards and longer that didn't result in touchdowns.

Notes:

The lists below should be complete for 1986-2014; nearly-complete for 1960-1985 or for anything that would be a record play in franchise history; mostly-complete for 1941-1959; and spotty for anything before 1941.

Everything that appears on the lists below has been confirmed via the actual play-by-play or contemporary articles with the exception of a few pre-1960 plays.

Longest non-scoring runs in NFL history:
RusherDateLengthTeamOpponentFromToNotes
Hap Moran11/23/193091*NYGGBNYG8GB1*disputed;
Giants accept this as 91-yard run
but other sources have it as 84.
NY Times on 11/24/30 details a play
starting from NYG15 with Moran
receiving snap in punt formation.
Johnny Johnson9/25/199490NYJCHINYJ3CHI7
Bo Jackson12/16/199088L.A.
Raiders
CINLA11CIN1
Barry Sanders10/2/199485DETTBDET10TB5
Barry Sanders10/23/199484DETCHIDET3CHI13
Jess Phillips11/2/196983CINOAKCIN7OAK10
Billy Sims9/30/198481DETSDDET18SD1
Le'Veon Bell9/21/201481PITCARPIT8CAR11
Wilbur Jackson11/27/197780SFNOSF1NO19
Leroy Harris11/25/197980PHIGBPHI1GB19
Larry Moriarty9/11/198380Houston
Oilers
L.A.
Raiders
HOU7LA13
Jessie Clark9/29/198580GBSt. Louis
Cardinals
GB10STL10
Troy Hambrick9/30/200180DALPHIDAL5PHI15
Jamaal Charles12/19/201080KCSTLKC18STL2



Longest non-scoring passes in NFL history:
ReceiverPasserDateLengthTeamOpponentFromToNotes
Bobby Moore
(Ahmad Rashad)
Jim Hart12/10/197298St. Louis
Cardinals
L.A. RamsSTL1LA1
Walter RobertsBilly Kilmer11/19/196796NOPHI??
Vincent JacksonJosh Freeman10/21/201295TBNOTB4NO1
Herschel WalkerRandall Cunningham9/4/199493PHINYGPHI6NYG1
Marcus AllenMarc Wilson10/7/198492L.A.
Raiders
SEALA3SEA5
Derrick AlexanderEric Zeier12/7/199792BALSEABAL7SEA1
Richard CasterJoe Namath10/26/197591NYJBaltimore
Colts
NYJ8BAL1
Dwight StoneBubby Brister10/14/199090PITDENPIT6DEN4
Alvin HarperTroy Aikman11/13/199490DALSFDAL6SF4
Byron ChamberlainBrian Griese10/17/199988DENGBDEN10GB2
Milt MorinBill Nelsen11/24/196887CLEPHICLE10PHI3
Calvin JohnsonMatthew Stafford10/27/201387DETDALDET10DAL3Johnson finished the game
with 329 receiving yards.
Steve WatsonCraig Morton12/6/198186DENKCDEN9KC5
Vance JohnsonJohn Elway9/26/198886DENL.A.
Raiders
DEN13LA1
Emmitt SmithBernie Kosar11/14/199386DALPhoenix
Cardinals
DAL12PHX2
Marcus PollardJoey Harrington10/16/200586DETCARDET9CAR5
Wes ChandlerArchie Manning9/23/197985NOSFNO13SF2
Emery MooreheadMike Tomczak11/16/198685CHIATLCHI14ATL1
Homer JonesFran Tarkenton9/15/196884NYGPITNYG12PIT4
Ken BurrowBob Berry12/19/197184ATLNOATL13NO3not to be confused with
fellow 70's WR Ken Burrough
Alvin GarrettJoe Theismann10/23/198384WASDETWAS5DET11
Eric MartinBobby Hebert9/14/198684NOGBNO9GB7Martin's second catch of the game;
the first went for 72 and a TD.
Malcolm KellyJason Campbell1/3/201084WASSDWAS12SD4
Jerome SimpsonAndy Dalton9/18/201184CINDENCIN7DEN9
Sammy WatkinsKyle Orton10/26/201484BUFNYJBUF11NYJ5Watkins started 
celebrating at the 15.
Koren RobinsonTrent Dilfer10/20/200283SEASTLSEA15STL2
Kevin JohnsonKelly Holcomb1/5/200383CLEPITCLE16PIT1AFC Wild Card game.
Santonio HolmesBen Roethlisberger12/20/200783PITSTLPIT4STL13
Ed MarshallJoe Pisarcik10/23/197782NYGWASNYG3WAS15
Leonard ThompsonScott Hunter10/7/197982DETNE??
Terry KirbySteve Young10/19/199782SFATLSF17ATL1
Armanti EdwardsCam Newton11/4/201282CARWASCAR9WAS9
Jackie SmithGary Hammond10/13/197481St. Louis
Cardinals
DALSTL13DAL6pass thrown by wide receiver
Jessie HesterJack Trudeau11/22/199281INDPITIND18PIT1
Pat ColemanCody Carlson9/25/199481Houston
Oilers
CINHOU14CIN5
Terence MathisJeff George12/4/199481ATLSFATL10SF9
Corey BradfordDavid Carr10/13/200281HOUBUFHOU10BUF9
Devery HendersonDrew Brees9/28/200881NOSFNO17SF2
Johnny KnoxCaleb Hanie11/27/201181CHIOAKCHI10OAK9
Johnny PerkinsPhil Simms10/25/198180NYGATLNYG18ATL2
Jimmie GilesJack Thompson10/9/198380TBDALTB11DAL9
Todd PinkstonDonovan McNabb12/12/200480PHIWASPHI16WAS4



Longest non-scoring kickoff returns in NFL history:
ReturnerDateLengthTeamOpponentFromToNotes
Percy Harvin11/27/2011104MINATLMIN-7ATL3
Adam Jones10/12/201497CINCARCIN0CAR3
Joe Arenas12/16/195696SFBALSF2BAL2
Art Powell10/4/195995PHINYGPHI4NYG1
Ken Jenkins11/24/198595WASPITWAS2PIT3
Tim Brown11/28/198895L.A.
Raiders
SEALA2SEA3
Kevin Faulk11/15/199995NENYJNE-3NYJ8
Eddie Royal11/2/200895DENMIADEN0MIA5
Leon Washington12/8/201395TENDENTEN2DEN3
Tom Watkins11/21/196594DETCHI??
Dick Gordon9/16/196694CHIL.A. Rams??
Doug Cunningham10/22/196794SFNO??
Tim McGee11/23/198694CINMINCIN1MIN5
Tab Perry12/4/200594CINPITCIN3PIT3
Leon Washington9/22/200894NYJSDNYJ1SD5
Kyle Williams9/23/201294SFMINSF-8MIN14
Gary Ballman11/3/196393PITGBPIT5GB2
Glyn Milburn9/26/199993CHIOAKCHI-2OAK9
Brock Marion10/4/199993MIABUFMIA3BUF4
Tom Farmer?/?/194692L.A. Rams???unverified
Dave Osborn10/4/196592MINL.A. Rams??
Billy Lefear11/23/197592CLECINCLE6CIN2Lefear broke his leg when tackled;
Lefear's last play in NFL
Leeland McElroy10/27/199692ARINYJARI0NYJ8
Jerious Norwood12/28/200892ATLSTLATL0STL8
Darren Sproles12/26/201192NOATLNO-6ATL14
Lynn Chandnois9/30/195691PITWASPIT-5WAS14
Mel Blount10/3/197091PITCLEPIT4CLE5
Reggie Barlow10/25/199891JAXDENJAX5DEN4
Terry Fair9/19/199991DETGBDET1GB8
Desmond Howard10/28/200191DETCINDET0CIN9
Eddie Drummond12/15/200291DETTBDET4TB5
Antonio Cromartie11/26/200691SDOAKSD-3OAK12
Bryan McCann12/24/201191OAKKCOAK-5KC14
Don Shy11/17/196890PITCLE??
Kendall Williams10/2/198390Baltimore
Colts
CINBAL1CIN9
James Dixon10/8/198990DALGBDAL4GB6
Donnie Elder12/30/199090SDL.A.
Raiders
SD3LA7
Jason Tucker10/15/200090DALNYGDAL8NYG2
Allen Rossum11/6/200090GBMINGB8MIN2
Brad Pyatt10/6/200390INDTBIND-2TB12first play of Colts comeback
from down 21 with 5:09 left
Reggie Swinton11/20/200590ARISTLARI5STL5
Dwayne Harris10/13/201390DALWASDAL-5WAS15
Floyd Little11/10/196889DENOAKDEN-2OAK13
Ike Thomas11/12/197289GBCHIGB0CHI11
Larry Brunson10/14/197989OAKATL??
Rod Hill1/16/198389DALGBDAL2GB9NFC Divisional game
Ron Brown11/10/198589L.A. RamsNYGLA0NYG11
Mel Gray10/25/199289DETTBDET7TB4
Herschel Walker10/20/199689DALATLDAL0ATL11
Veryl Switzer10/30/195488GBPHIGB2PHI10
Walter Roberts11/7/196588CLEPHICLE2PHI10
Clarence Childs12/8/196888CHIL.A. RamsCHI10LA2
Randy Montgomery10/22/197288DENOAKDEN-4OAK16
Steve Odom10/3/197688GBDETGB10DET2
Jimmy Rogers11/24/198088NOL.A. RamsNO-3LA15
Carl Roaches9/13/198188Houston
Oilers
CLEHOU1CLE11
Buster Rhymes12/22/198588MINPHIMIN4PHI8broke rookie record for KR yards
in a season on this return;
not that Busta Rhymes
Mel Gray10/6/199688Houston
Oilers
CINHOU2CIN10
Anthony Marshall 
(lateral from Bobby Engram)
11/24/199688CHIDETCHI-3DET15Engram returned the kickoff 13 yards
then lateraled to Marshall for next 75
Eddie Drummond12/22/200288DETATLDET-3ATL15
Terrence McGee11/12/200688BUFINDBUF0IND12
Pierre Thomas12/7/200888NOATLNO4ATL8
Rod McNeill12/21/197588NOCHI??
Joe McKnight10/9/201188NYJNENYJ-8NE20
Willie West10/16/196087St. Louis
Cardinals
PITSTL-7PIT20tripped over teammate
Earl Christy9/29/196887NYJBUFNYJ6BUF7
Jerry LeVias11/9/196987Houston
Oilers
CIN??
Don Bessillieu9/21/198087MIAATLMIA-5ATL18
Jamie Holland11/11/199087L.A.
Raiders
GBLA11GB2
Kevin Williams11/24/199487DALGBDAL8GB5
B.J. Sams12/11/200587BALDENBAL3DEN10
Jerome Mathis12/3/200687HOUOAKHOU10OAK3
Rock Cartwright12/14/200887WASCINWAS0CIN13
Aaron Brown9/13/200987DETNODET1NO12
Courtney Roby10/25/200987NOMIANO-3MIA16
Fred Morrison?/?/195186CHI???unverified
Joe Geri10/1/195186PITNYGPIT13NYG1
Emlen Tunnell11/1/195386NYGChicago
Cardinals
NYG2CHI12
Gene Howard11/2/196986NOSt. Louis
Cardinals
??
Keith Wright10/22/197886CLEKCCLE-4KC18
Brian Mitchell9/11/199486WASNOWAS-1NO15
Glyn Milburn11/19/199586DENSDDEN1SD13
Steve Broussard9/15/199686SEAKCSEA3KC11
Herschel Walker11/3/199686DALPHIDAL8PHI6Walker's third appearance on these lists.
Allen Rossum11/14/199986PHIWASPHI0WAS14
Aaron Stecker12/23/200186TBNOTB0NO14TB wouldn't score the first kick return TD
in franchise history for another 6 years.
Brad Smith10/11/201086NYJMINNYJ-5MIN19
Travis Benjamin10/20/201386CLEGBCLE-6GB20
Tommy Wilson?/?/195985L.A. Rams???unverified
Jug Girard11/1/195385DETL.A. Rams??
Barry Redden12/18/198285L.A. RamsL.A.
Raiders
LARM-2LARD17
Don Beebe11/5/198985BUFATLBUF7ATL8
David Dunn11/23/199785CINJAXCIN12JAX3
Adam Jones11/20/200585TENJAXTEN4JAX11
Josh Cribbs9/16/200785CLECINCLE4CIN11
Jerious Norwood10/12/200885ATLCHIATL-2CHI17
Leodis McKelvin11/9/200885BUFNEBUF1NE14
Andy Farkas10/25/194384WASChicago
Cardinals
WAS0CHI16fumbled OOB
Tom Moore12/4/196084GBCHI??
Ozzie Clay10/4/196484WASSt. Louis
Cardinals
??
Ken Ellis11/4/197384GBCHI??
James Hunter12/11/197684DETL.A. Rams??
Mike Nelms11/1/198184WASSt. Louis
Cardinals
WAS4STL12
Dennis Gentry11/3/198684CHIL.A. RamsCHI11LA5
Herman Fontenot10/30/198884CLECINCLE7CIN9
Thomas Lewis8/31/199784NYGPHINYG8PHI8
Dante Hall9/9/200784STLCARSTL-1CAR17
David Reed11/21/201084BALCARBAL-2CAR18
Danny Amendola12/26/201084STLSFSTL4SF12
Jerry Davis?/?/194883Chicago
Cardinals
???unverified
Howard Stevens12/4/197683Baltimore
Colts
St. Louis
Cardinals
BAL7STL10
Jimmy Edwards11/25/197983MINTBMIN-3TB20
Tyrone Hughes11/26/199583NOCARNO4CAR13
Adrian Madise12/28/200383DENGBDEN5GB12
Domenik Hixon11/23/200883NYGARINYG0ARI17
Clifton Smith11/8/200983TBGBTB0GB17
Stefan Logan12/6/200983PITOAKPIT-2OAK19
LeGarrette Blount12/29/201383NEBUFNE-3BUF20
Billy Baggett11/16/195282Dallas
Texans
(NFL)
DETDAL5DET13
Joe Arenas9/27/195382SFPHISF2PHI16
Abner Haynes11/6/196082Dallas
Texans
(AFL)
BUF??
Charlie West12/8/196882MINSFMIN7SF11
Jim Butler11/22/197182ATLGBATL-1GB19
Steve Davis10/29/197282PITBUFPIT0BUF18
Mark Logan12/6/199282SFMIASF10MIA8
Steve Smith12/2/200182CARNOCAR6NO12
Brandon Bennett11/17/200282CINCLECIN11CLE7
Terrence McGee10/2/200582BUFNOBUF15NO3last play of 2Q
Travaris Cadet11/17/201382NOSFNO-3SF21
Charlie Sumner?/?/195581CHI???unverified
Clancy Williams11/6/196681L.A. RamsSFLA1SF18
Len Walterscheid10/1/197881CHIOAK??
Steve Brown11/27/198381Houston
Oilers
TBHOU10TB9
Herman Fontenot12/15/198581CLEHouston
Oilers
CLE3HOU16
Kevin L. Williams9/26/199981NYJWASNYJ3WAS16fumbled OOB
Charlie Rogers10/15/200081SEAINDSEA-2IND21
Troy Edwards11/25/200181PITTENPIT2TEN17
Ellis Hobbs9/21/200881NEMIANE-4MIA23
Danny Amendola11/23/201481NEDETNE-3DET22
Dave Grayson10/11/196480KCDENKC2DEN18KC's drive after the return: 
1-10-DEN18: holding for -15;
1-25-DEN33: sack for -14;
2-39-DEN48: run for -5;
3-44-KC47: run for 19;
4-25-DEN33: pass for 33 and TD
Gary Ballman11/8/196480PITSt. Louis
Cardinals
??
Ron Smith11/27/196680ATLCHIATL14CHI6
Devin Hester9/15/201380CHIMINCHI-3MIN23




Longest non-scoring punt returns in NFL history:
ReturnerDateLengthTeamOpponentFromToNotes
Brady Keys9/20/196490PITNYGPIT9NYG1
Skeets Quinlan?/?/195288L.A. Rams???unverified
T.J. Houshmandzadeh11/25/200186CINCLECIN9CLE5
Leon Washington12/5/201084SEACARSEA14CAR2
Eddie Dove9/29/196383NYGPHINYG14PHI3
Brady Keys9/22/196382PITNYGPIT17NYG1
Ray Buchanan11/3/199682INDSDIND9SD9
Bob Grim11/5/196781MINNYGMIN17NYG2
Dennis Northcutt11/5/200681CLESDCLE9SD10
Mel Gray12/6/198780NOTBNO16TB4
Desmond Howard10/29/200080DETINDDET18IND2


Longest non-scoring interception returns in NFL history:
ReturnerDateLengthTeamOpponentFromToNotes
Champ Bailey1/14/2006100DENNEDEN-1NE1AFC Divisional game;
fumbled OOB just before reaching end zone
Brandon McDonald12/15/200898CLEPHICLE-5PHI7last play of half
Julius Peppers10/10/200497CARDENCAR0DEN3lost fumble into end zone,
but overturned on replay
Dennis Thurman9/6/198196DALWASDAL0WAS4
Bob Neff9/14/196895MIAHouston
Oilers
??
Charles Tillman12/4/200595CHIGBCHI-2GB7next-to-last play of 2Q
Nolan Cromwell12/14/198194STLATLSTL3ATL3
LeRoy Irvin12/26/198394STLDALSTL3DAL3NFC Wild Card game
Chad Williams10/24/200494BALBUFBAL0BUF6
Andy Studebaker11/22/200994KCPITKC-2PIT8
Ross Fichtner 
(lateral from Erich Barnes)
10/1/196793CLENOCLE5NO2Barnes returned the interception 5 yards
then lateraled to Fitchner for next 88
Jack Hinkle10/9/194391PHI/PIT
Steagles
NYG?? NY Times on 10/10/43
credits interception to Ernie Steele
Booker Edgerson11/1/196491BUFHouston
Oilers
??
Leslie Duncan12/6/196491SDNYJSD5NYJ4
Ryan Mundy9/8/201391NYGDALNYG8DAL1
Bob Smith11/9/195290DETPITDET0PIT10
Bob Neff11/13/196690MIAKC??
Rick Volk10/13/196890Baltimore
Colts
SFBAL3SF7
Mike Richardson9/29/198590CHIWASCHI9WAS1
Bruce Maher11/10/196889NYGDALNYG5DAL6
Charlie West12/19/197189MINCHIMIN6CHI5
Lawrence Timmons11/30/200889PITNEPIT10NE1tackle made by Ben Watson,
who also tackled Bailey on the non-TD above
Dave Robinson12/12/196587GBBaltimore
Colts
GB3BAL10
Ron Hall9/18/196687NEDENNE6DEN7
Joe Blahak12/9/197387HOILPITHOIL8PIT5
Victor Green12/13/199887NYJMIANYJ4MIA9
Mike Gaechter11/3/196386DALWASDAL1WAS13
Dick Anderson12/20/197086MIABUF??
Brice McCain10/8/201286HOUNYJHOU5NYJ9
Raymond Clayborn10/7/198485NECLENE8CLE7next-to-last play of 4Q;
CLE trailed 17-16 and was in FG territory
Aaron Beasley9/12/200485ATLSFATL1SF14
Al Harris12/19/199984PHINEPHI5NE11fumbled, recovered by PHI
Joey Porter9/15/200284PITOAKPIT1OAK15illegally lateraled forward for TD
reversed on replay
Sabby Piscitelli12/28/200884TBOAKTB5OAK11
Fred Marion11/17/198583NESEANE2SEA15
Lloyd Burruss10/28/199183KCL.A.
Raiders
KC2LA15
Carlton Williamson11/25/198582SFSEASF12SEA6
Rolland Lawrence10/21/197381ATLSD??
Paul Krause11/23/197581MINSD??
Leroy Irvin11/16/198080STLNESTL11NE9last play of half
John Holt11/30/198680INDSDIND7SD13
Cortland Finnegan9/10/200980TENPITTEN0PIT20last play of half
Ralph Brown1/3/201080ARIGBARI13GB7
Antoine Cason10/12/201480CARCINCAR10CIN10




Other 80+ yard non-scoring plays (non-comprehensive):
PlayerDateLengthTeamOpponentFromToNotes
Dale Dodrill12/14/195283PITL.A. RamsPIT8LA9blocked FG return
Andre Waters11/30/198681PHIL.A.
Raiders
PHI15LA4fumble return;
overtime

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