Tag:Dan Marino
Posted on: October 14, 2010 9:33 pm

For the gambler in you

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

A sampling of this week’s offering from bodog.com and all the delicious prop bets on which you can wager.

Brett Favre – Will he publicly admit to sending pictures to the New York game hostess by Dec 31, 2010?

Yes 2/1

He will not.

Brett Favre – Will he be suspended by the NFL for at least 1 game in the 2010 NFL season for any off field conduct?

Yes 2/1

He will not.

Brett Favre – Will he publicly admit to sending text messages to any massage therapists by Dec 31, 2010?

Yes 5/1

He absolutely will not.

Ben Roethlisberger – Total passing yards Week 6 vs. Cleveland

Over/Under 235.5

Man, these Vegas guys are slick. At first glance, you might think, “Well, hell yeah, I’ll take the over. The Browns are no good.” But if you do some research, you’ll find Cleveland allows only 223.2 passing yards per game, slightly worse than the average in the league. So, if it’s me, I’m taking the under.

Colt McCoy – Total passing yards Week 6 vs. Pittsburgh

Over/Under 150.5

The under all day long.

Will Dan Marino’s single season passing yards record of 5,084 be broken during the 2010 NFL regular season?

Yes 4/1

In order to be on track to break the record, a QB would have accumulated at least 1,589 yards at this point in the season. Three players are past that mark five games in – Philip Rivers (1,759 yards), Kyle Orton (1,733) and Peyton Manning (1,609). In order to break the record, Rivers would have to average about 302 yards per game. I don’t think any of them will do it. In case you were wondering, the most yards Rivers has gained in a season is 4,254 (2009).

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Posted on: October 10, 2010 8:38 pm
Edited on: October 10, 2010 9:10 pm

Numerology Week 5: Parity Party

Posted by Will Brinson

The jury is still out on science, but the verdict on math is F-U-N, so we present the week in NFL from a numbers perspective.

0 - Undefeated teams remaining in the NFL. If an expanded schedule is coming, this might have been the last decent shot at running the table, and no one even wanted to give an effort at making Mercury Morris cry.

2 - Blocked punts by the Raiders in the first quarter as the Chargers, resulting in a touchdown and safety against the continually awful special teams unit of San Diego.  

4 - Straight games in which the Bills have allowed 30-plus points, which is the first time that has happened in their franchise's history. That is not good news.

5 - Field goals by Josh Scobee, tying a Jaguars franchise record.

7 - Losses that the NFC West has taken while traveling.  

13  - Number of times the Raiders had lost to the Chargers in a row until Sunday, when they snapped the longest losing streak to another team with a shocking 35-27 upset.

29 - Yard missed field goal by John Carney, which should do wonders for the "kicker controversy" chatter.

44 - Games since the Detroit Lions last won by more than 30 points -- they beat Denver 44-7 on November 4, 2007 and then St. Louis 44-6 on Sunday.  

90 - Number of seconds  in which Carson Palmer managed to throw quarter interceptions while doing his "best Jake Delhomme impression" and helping the Bengals hand the Buccaneers a win.  

140 - Characters in which Darrelle Revis announced that he'll be playing on Monday before the team could tell anyone. Well, technically it was 110, but either way: OchoCinco News Network strikes again!

147 - Total passing yardage that FOUR quarterbacks (Jimmy Clausen, Matt Moore, Caleb Hanie and Todd Collins) combined for in the miserable-to-watch Bears-Panthers tilt. They also managed to throw SEVEN interceptions.

290 - Total passing yardage from Philip Rivers against the Raiders … in the first half.

314 - Yardage for Kyle Orton, which keeps him on pace to break Dan Marino's record. It's worth noting that he picked up about 65 or so of those in junk time though, and that the only number that really matters here is the "1" win the Ravens picked up.

1970 - The last season no one in the NFL made it to 4-0. Parity reigns supreme.

Posted on: October 3, 2010 9:18 pm

Manning passes Elway on all-time yards list

Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Late in the fourth quarter, while he was driving the Colts on the game-tying drive, QB Peyton Manning passed John Elway for third on the all-time list for passing yards.

Once the 31-28 Jacksonville stunner was complete, Manning had completed 33 of 46 passes for 352 yards, two TDs, and an INT that wasn’t his fault. He also had climbed to 51,493 yards for his career.

But he still has quite a ways to go before he can threaten the top mark of all time. That record is held by Brett Favre – who, after Week 3, is at 69,926 yards (obviously, he’ll continue to add to that mark).

No. 2 on the list is Dan Marino, who threw for 61,361 yards during his career. Barring injury, Manning could catch Marino in the middle of the 2013 season.

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Posted on: July 8, 2010 5:53 pm

Marino's leftovers

Former Dolphins QB Dan Marino has a word of warning for any NFL player who tries to return to the field before an injury is fully healed. Well, Marino actually has more of a limp.

In a blog post by the Sun-Sentinel’s Omar Kelly , in which the reporter notices Marino walks with a noticeable limp, Marino talks about his final years for Miami where he had to wear a specially-designed boot to help with Achilles tendon issues. The injuries obviously still affect him.

From the post:

Marino said he rushed the surgical procedure, and recovery to get on the field as soon as possible. He vividly remembers the look on the doctor’s face when the cast was taken off and the medical staff discovered “this thing is moving way too easily.”

That’s what brought about the boot.

“When I was playing the bottom part of my foot was banging together because there was nothing to hold it. It started swelling up,” he said. “They had to go in and shave those bones so they wouldn’t bang there.”

Marino, though, also said he feels no pain from his football days. Which is really saying something.

--Josh Katzowitz

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