- Associated Press - Monday, September 6, 2010

There were 48 onside kicks attempted in the 2009 regular and postseason. A look at the eight attempted earlier than the fourth quarter:


Sept. 20 _ Leading 3-0, Kansas City’s try in the first quarter is recovered by Oakland. Raiders did not score on that series.

Final score: Raiders 13, Chiefs 10.

Oct. 4 _ Chiefs again. Failure again. Trailing the Giants 17-3 at halftime, Kansas City opens the third quarter with an onside kick that New York recovers and converts into a field goal.

Final score: Giants 27, Chiefs 16.

Nov. 15 _ After taking a 7-0 lead at the Jets, Jacksonville goes the onside route in the first period. The Jets recover and wind up with a field goal.

Final score: Jaguars 24, Jets 22.

Nov. 22 _ NFL teams fall to 0 for 4 on surprise onside kicks when Denver, down 13-3 to San Diego, tries one with 9:56 to go in the third quarter. The Chargers pounce on it and it leads to a touchdown.

Final score: Chargers 32, Broncos 3.

Nov. 29 _ They just keep trying and failing. This time, the Eagles do it to open their home game against Washington. The Redskins recover and march down for a TD.

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