The last #NFL team before the #Saints to gain 600 yards in a playoff game was the ‘87 #Redskins in SB 22 vs. Denver. http://bit.ly/woQRuI
The #Redskins racked up 602 yards against the #Broncos that day — and called off the dogs in the late going, you may recall. #NFL
The only other 600-yard day in playoff history is by the #Chargers (610) in the ‘63 #AFL title game vs. the #Patriots. http://bit.ly/wZp7xm
That was the Keith Lincoln Game. Lincoln had 206 yards rushing, 123 receiving for SD — an incredible 329 yards from scrimmage… .
… Next most yards from scrimmage by a back in a playoff game: 244 by #Rams‘ Eric Dickerson vs. DAL in ‘85 — 85 less than Lincoln. #NFL
In case you were wondering, in the 73-0 title game vs. the #Redskins in 1940, the #Bears gained “only” 519 yards. http://bit.ly/zFweKN
Calvin Johnson had 211 yards receiving for the #Lions today — a record for a player in his 1st #NFL playoff game. Whose mark did he break?
Johnson broke a record held by HOFer Raymond Berry, who had 178 yards receiving in his first #NFL playoff game… . #Colts #Lions #NFL
… Berry’s big game, btw, came in the celebrated #Colts- #Giants Sudden Death game in 1958 for the #NFL title. http://bit.ly/A391xy
Anyway, how cool is it that Calvin Johnson breaks a playoff record — or any record at all — held by Raymond Berry? #NFL #Lions #Colts
Most receiving yards in an #NFL season (playoffs included): Fitzgerald ‘08 1,977, Rice ‘95 1,965, Steve Smith ‘05 1,898 and …
… Calvin Johnson ‘11 1,892. Had the #Lions lasted one more game, in other words, he had a shot at taking over the top spot. #NFL
The most rushing yards in a season (playoffs included), by the way, are 2,476 by Terrell Davis in ‘98 with the SB champ #Broncos. #NFL
Davis also had 2,331 rushing yds in ‘97 (playoffs included), the No. 2 total of all time. That’s 4,807 yds in 2 seasons, folks. #Broncos #NFL
#Bucs plan to talk to Childress? Just once, I’d like to hear a team say, “We’re only going to interview coaches with a sense of humor.”#NFL
I can never see Kevin Gilbride without wondering why there wasn’t a pay-per-view rematch between him and Buddy Ryan. #Giants #NFL
I saw a playoff game turn on a safety in Jacksonville in Jan. 2000. Brunell tackled in EZ. Derrick Mason ran back free kick for TD. #NFL
That #Jaguars team finished 15-3 (and one step short of Super Bowl) — with all 3 losses to the #Titans. 15-0 against everybody else. #NFL
A safety decided the 1945 #NFL title game between the #Redskins and #Rams. A Baugh pass out of EZ hit goal post — a safety back then. #NFL
… The rule was changed the next year, but too late to help the #Redskins. #Rams won, 15-14.
Two years ago, the #Redskins led the #Panthers 17-2 in the third quarter. Anybody remember what happened? http://bit.ly/wnB9SN #NFL
Aikman just said “stymied.” I thought they retired that word with The Little Rascals. #NFL #Giants #Falcons
I don’t want to hear about how the #Redskins beat the #Giants twice. It’s not about 60 minutes or 120. It’s about 960. #NFL
This is the #Giants‘ eighth playoff game under Tom Coughlin. They’ve never given up more than 23 points in any of them. #NFL
If the #Giants close it out, it will be Eli’s fifth playoff win (vs. three losses). Peyton has nine (vs. 10 losses). #NFL
This is #NFL‘s 1st 24-2 game since ‘72, when #Steelers beat #Chargers by that score. Bradshaw and Franco played. http://bit.ly/zRWqTM #Giants
There oughta be a rule: All TV games involving Tim Tebow have to be shown in black-and white. #Broncos #Steelers #NFL
Speaking of Eddie Royal, who just scored a TD, will we be seeing him in Washington next season? Shanny drafted him in ‘08. #Redskins
Love Big Ben’s hat in the interview room. Looks like he’s starring with the Rat Pack in the original “Ocean’s 11.” #NFL #Steelers
The last #NFL/AFL QB before #Tebow to throw for 300 yds on 10 or fewer completions was John Hadl in ‘68. http://bit.ly/xr69rh #Chargers
I’m rooting for it now. I want to see a team win the national championship without scoring a touchdown. It’ll never happen again.#Bama #LSU
Best game I ever saw when a team won with all field goals: #Giants (Matt Bahr) 15, #Niners 13 in 1990 NFC title game. http://bit.ly/ySDN8A
This LSU offense bleauxs tonight. #Bama #BCS
Miles — That’s how far the yardsticks seemed apart when LSU had the ball. #Bama #BCS
What did Saban say afterward, that it was just another step toward his ultimate goal — to win the AFC East? #BCS #LSU #Dolphins
Maybe the #Caps would play better if there was an empty locker in the dressing room with “Kuznetsov” over it. #Capitals
There’s a clause in Saban’s contract, I hear, that says if he beats Tigers in title game, gets to park in old parking space at #LSU. #Bama
Mike Shanahan declares a 2-week cooling-off period after the season finale, then starts dumping assistants on Day 10. Classic. #Redskins
When the #Redskins were finishing 26th in the #NFL in scoring, I kept thinking: This is a team that definitely needs a new safeties coach.
Maybe the new safeties coach is going to teach the #Redskins how to score more safeties. Every little bit helps. #NFL
At any rate, with these staff changes, we’ve officially begun the Blaming Season at #Redskins Park. Run for cover! #NFL
It must be tough for Shanahan now that Albert is no longer around as the Official Team Scapegoat. #Redskins
I’m guessing the problem with McCardell was that Shanny kept so many wideouts, Keenan had trouble remembering all of their names. #Redskins
Only nine of the 32 QBs drafted in the first round since 2000 have won more playoff games than Tim Tebow (1). Surprised? #NFL #Broncos
The breakdown: Big Ben 10 postseason wins, E. Manning 5, Rodgers/Sanchez/Flacco 4, Rivers 3, Grossman/Vick/Pennington 2. #NFL #Broncos
Tebow has more playoff wins than Ryan (0-3), Palmer (0-2) and several other No. 1 overall picks (Carr, A.Smith, Russell, etc.). #NFL#Broncos
Victor Cruz had 1,519 receiving yards in the #Giants‘ last 14 games. In the 14-game (and fewer) era, no #NFL receiver had more than 1,495.
The only WRs with more yards than Cruz (1,519) over a 14-game stretch of a season are named Bruce (top total: 1,676, ‘95) … #NFL #Giants
… Harrison (1,660, ‘02), Rice (1,608, ‘95), Calvin Johnson (1,564, ‘11), Holt (1,531, ‘03) and Herman Moore (1,522, ‘95). #NFL #Giants
Clarification on previous tweets: I didn’t include the pre-Super Bowl AFL, which was too much like the Arena League. #NFL #Giants
If these reports are true, the #Redskins will be seeing Jeff Fisher (St. Louis bound) next season. Would be great to see Marty (Bucs), too.
Unless he was more worried about his tan, there was no reason for Fisher to take the #Dolphins job. #Rams have Bradford and the No. 2 pick.