Posted by Will Brinson
We touched on this during Sorting the Sunday Pile Monday morning (surely it's in your early-week rotation by now, right?!?), but in order to keep an improbable streak rolling on Sunday, Miami Hurricanes alumni in the NFL needed a touchdown from an even more improbable source: Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork.
Plenty of people scored for New England in their rout of Kansas City, but none of them were ex-Canes, and the streak of consecutive touchdowns by a former Miami Hurricanes in the NFL ended at 149 weeks on Monday night.
Bill Belichick, as we somewhat jokingly predicted this morning, had a chance to give Wilfork the rock from the one-yard line right at the two-minute warning.
But he bailed on that chance -- though he still ran up the score, which somehow didn't get Todd Haley incensed at midfield -- and the streak ends.
The most interesting aspect of this, to us, is that Kellen Winslow did catch a touchdown pass, but was called for pushing off of Sam Shields, who's also a former Cane.
Given the recent troubles for Miami's program, it seems pretty unlikely that this feat -- more than eight years in the making -- will ever be repeated.
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