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Chris
12-15-00, 10:08 AM
Anybody know the record for most yards to go?

patrick.o
12-15-00, 11:09 AM
I'm not sure I understand the question. Do you mean say 3rd and how many yards to go?

Chris
12-15-00, 11:28 AM
yeah, on any down, what's the longest a team has ever had to go to get the first.

MrJack
12-15-00, 03:35 PM
I'm pretty sure I saw 4th and 51 once....I have no idea of what the record is though.

Chris
12-15-00, 03:41 PM
I bet that it was over sixty but can't find it.

#1PaFan
12-15-00, 04:50 PM
Man, this is a tough one. I've been searching but to no avail. But here are some tidbits for you:

Most yards penalized, both teams, in one game was an incredible 374. Cleveland vs. Chicago in 1951. (Talk about over-officious jerks!)

Most first downs in a game, 39 Jets vs Miami 1988.

Most first downs in a game by both teams was 62 San Diego vs Seattle 1985.


Sorry, I just can't find an answer to your question.

A personal note, this is my 800th post. Congrats to me! :)

FresnoBob
12-15-00, 05:02 PM
Back in 1984, the Baltimore Colts, led by Big Bob Irsay, were facing 4th and long when they packed up their bags in the dead of night, went around end, and drove 739 miles for a first down in Indianapolis.

#1PaFan
12-15-00, 05:08 PM
How very true Bob! Man, I have some friends who are still sick about that fiasco.

MrJack
12-15-00, 06:52 PM
Originally posted by FresnoBob
Back in 1984, the Baltimore Colts, led by Big Bob Irsay, were facing 4th and long when they packed up their bags in the dead of night, went around end, and drove 739 miles for a first down in Indianapolis.

Too bad Wilpon and Doubleday won't try that. :lol: