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Since this is an old question and since this does not currently have a right answer I will summarize this. All rule requirements for players on a field beyond 7 players on the LoS on offense are league mandates and bylaws. Every league has its own bylaws and subrules and these are often not publicly available or they are just "spirits of the rule" where ...


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Joe Flacco - BAL, 34 yards, Wild Card - Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots - January 10th, 2010 Craig Morton - DAL, 38 yards, Divisional Round - Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys - December 26th, 1970 Mark Brunell - WAS, 41 yards, Wild Card - Washington Redskins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers - January 7th, 2006 Otto Graham - CLE, 43 yards, Divisional Round - ...


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In both scenarios only a Field Goal is required to win the game. This is because it is deemed that the receiving team in both instances has had their opportunity to possess the ball. From the 2019 NFL Rulebook: Rule 16 - Section 1 - Article 3 Article 3. Extra Period [...] (e) The opportunity to possess applies only during kicking plays. A ...


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Here is the list of players with multiple returned punt touchdowns in a game I've found so far (from 1990 till now). They've been listed in reverse chronological order, and all of them have returned exactly two touchdowns in the specified games listed below: Nyheim Hines of Indianapolis Colts in 2019 (week 16 against the Carolina Panthers) Darius Reynaud of ...


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It depends what you mean by the largest blown lead. I watched the Buffalo game vs the Pats and the Pats were down 21 but Buffalo scored 10 before half and I don't think 21-10 comeback with momentum is an incredible comeback. The Bills threw two quick INTs to start out the game but by the half they were down but there was no feeling the game was over. ...


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To date, the largest blown lead in the Belichick era came on September 25th, 2011 against the Bills in Buffalo. The Patriots led by 21 points in the second quarter and ultimately lost 34-31.


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As a Packer fan I remember the situation and recall that at the time this happened there was no rule demanding the coin to actually flip. Here is a video of Dean Blandino VP of officiating at the time explaining the situation, that by rule the coin didn't actually have to flip, but common sense dictated that it should in order for the flip to be fair. And ...


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Yes they can down it or even spike it and as mentioned in the other answer the clock does not run on extra points. However a note and this has already happened multiple times in NFL games after 2 point conversion was added - in the situation you outlined a coach would be foolish to do anything but have their QB take a knee. A two point conversion ...


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ImClarky has the rule established for grounding but this has nothing to do with your question. Simply either Wikipedia or your interpretation of Wikipedia is incorrect. A receiver who steps out of bounds (let's clearly talk about NFL since this varies in high school and college) IS AN ELIGIBLE RECEIVER. A receiver stepping out of bounds does not ...


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Spiking the ball stops the game clock from running in general. Perhaps you're thinking of taking a knee as it's done at the end of games to kill the clock. However, the clock doesn't run during the extra point attempts (both for kicks and for 2 point conversions). So teams scoring a point cannot kill more time. You can see references to game clock not ...


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Upon further research, I found the following source (though it is from 2010) that states: "Clubs participating in the playoffs are permitted to sign free agents throughout the postseason, but are limited to a total of four free agent signings, including players on other clubs' Practice Squads, during the period that begins at 4 p.m., New York time, on the ...


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It could happen next year tho, cuz the NFC west looks loaded right now, i think next year itll be seahawks 13-3 49ers 12-4 Rams 10-6 cardinals 9-7


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Going off of the 2019 NFL Rulebook - Rule 8, Section 2: Intentional Grounding: ARTICLE 1. DEFINITION It is a foul for intentional grounding if a passer, facing an imminent loss of yardage because of pressure from the defense, throws a forward pass without a realistic chance of completion. A realistic chance of completion is defined as a pass that is ...


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Since 1994, this has happened 10 times (same player, same game, returned 2 punts for touchdown). Why since 1994? Because that is what is offered on Football Reference dot com. If you want the specifics, sign up and get these results for yourself. This question and many of the other ones that you pose can simply be answered by doing your own research.


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