Articles tagged "Derrick Thomas"

Tavon Austin Joins Gale Sayers And Randy Moss In NFL Record Book

Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 10, 2013

Austin is the first player in NFL history with a 95+ yard punt-return touchdown and two 55+ yard receiving touchdowns in the same game. No player had ever had a 95+ yard punt-return touchdown and one 55+ yard receiving touchdown in a single game.



Peyton Manning, Justin Houston and Nick Folk Earn AFC Player of the Week Honors

Cold, Hard Football Facts for September 11, 2013

In the NFL’s annual primetime kickoff game, Manning completed 27 of 42 passes (64.3 percent) for 462 yards with seven touchdowns versus zero interceptions and a 141.1 passer rating in a 49-27 win over the defending Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.



Deacon Jones Rests in His Own Class of NFL Sack Masters

Cold, Hard Football Facts for June 4, 2013

Deacon Jones, the man who created the quarterback sack, has passed away at 74. Scott Kacsmar examines the NFL’s “official” sack leaders, who all owe respect to this pass-rushing pioneer.



2013 NFL Draft Year Of The Offensive Tackle: Not Always The 'Safe' Bet

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 26, 2013

Are offensive tackles really “safe” picks in the first round of the NFL draft? Scott Kacsmar cracks open a cold case of the football facts to find out where the label came from and how legit it is.



Alex Over Geno Smith: Kansas City Chiefs’ History of Thrift-Store QBs

Cold, Hard Football Facts for March 1, 2013

The Kansas City Chiefs do their QB shopping at the thrift store. The latest purchase? Alex Smith. Scott Kacsmar examines a franchise that has gone 30 years since drafting a QB that won a game for them.



Strahan's Sack Record Stands: Smith & Watt Come Up Short

Cold, Hard Football Facts for December 31, 2012

With the sack record on the line, both J.J. Watt and Aldon Smith were blanked in Week 17, but they still had historically great seasons.



Aldon Smith vs. Reggie White, Michael Strahan: The Great Sack Race

Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 25, 2012

Aldon Smith (1.5 sacks vs. New Orleans) is 1 sack shy this season of surpassing Hall of Famer Reggie White as the best young sack specialist in NFL history. He might even challenge Michael Strahan's single-season record of 22.5.



Aldon Smith Chases Reggie White, Derrick Thomas As Greatest Young Sack Leader

Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 20, 2012

Outside linebacker Aldon Smith showed why the 49ers made him the No. 7 overall pick in last year's draft. He racked up 5.5 sacks against Chicago's porous offense line, and is about to overtake Reggie White as the greatest young sack leader.



The Crippen Chronicles: A Historical Look At This Week In The NFL

Cold, Hard Football Facts for November 9, 2011

Ken Crippen of the Professional Football Researchers Association discusses NFL historical records that could be broken this year and the Historical Game of the Week.



 



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