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NFC and AFC Conference Championship Games That Went Into Overtime

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes Overtime Field Goal...Over The Green Bay Packers

The New York Giants Win The 2007 NFC Conference Championship On Lawrence Tynes’ Overtime Field Goal…Over The Green Bay Packers

What a game between the Seattle Seahawks and Green Bay Packers! The Packers owned the Seahawks all the way until the final two minutes…and overtime.

A Russell Wilson rushing TD, onside kick recovery, key passes in Seattle’s final regulation drive, a Marshawn Lynch 24-yard TD run and a two-point conversion (whew) – all in the space of 2:09 – put the Seahawks on top by three. The Pack tied it up in the final seconds only to lose the game in overtime, thanks to a three-minute precision passing attack by Mr. Wilson. Wow.

And so, the Seattle Seahawks are on the way to their second Super Bowl in a row (more on that tomorrow).

But let’s check back in on the Conference Championship first. How many overtime thrillers have there been?

Including today’s NFC Championship, six. Just one for the AFC and five for the NFC (four of those in the last eight seasons, to boot).

Both of the recent New York Giants‘ Super Bowl wins (2007, 2011) against the New England Patriots were preceded by Big Blue overtime wins in the NFC Championship. Uh-Oh Tom Brady!

OVERTIME NFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1998 Atlanta Falcons 30 Minnesota Vikings 27 LOST
2007 New York Giants 23 Green Bay Packers 20 WON
2009 New Orleans Saints 31 Minnesota Vikings 28 WON
2011 New York Giants 20 San Francisco 49ers 17 WON
2014 Seattle Seahawks 28 Green Bay Packers 22 TBD

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OVERTIME AFC CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SEASON WINNER LOSER SUPER BOWL
1986 Denver Broncos 23 Cleveland Browns 20 LOST

Photo: Jamie Squire, Getty via nydailynews.com

Ohio State Buckeyes and Oregon Ducks All-Time Bowl Results and Records

It's Ohio State Vs. Oregon For All The Marbles

It’s Ohio State Vs. Oregon For All The Marbles

If you include championship or title games, Ohio State is appearing in its 46th Bowl game this evening and Oregon its 29th.

The Buckeyes and Ducks have met two times before on so (ok, not quite as so) grand a stage: the 1957 and 2009 Rose Bowls. Ohio State came out on top both times.

OHIO STATE BUCKEYES (BOWLS RECORD 21-24)

  W-L WINS AGAINST (SCORE) LOSSES AGAINST (SCORE)
Rose Bowl 7-7 1949 California (17-14) 1920 California (28-0)
    1954 USC (20-7) 1970 Stanford (27-17)
    1957 Oregon (10-7) 1972 USC (42-17)
    1968 USC (27-16) 1974 USC (18-17)
    1973 USC (42-21) 1975 UCLA (23-10)
    1996 Arizona State (20-17) 1979 USC (17-16)
    2009 Oregon (26-17) 1984 USC (20-17)
           
Orange Bowl 1-1 1976 Colorado (27-10) 2013 Clemson (40-35)
           
Sugar Bowl 3-2 1998 Texas A&M (24-14) 1977 Albama (35-6)
    2010 Arkansas (31-26) 1997 Florida State (31-14)
    2014 Alabama (42-35)    
           
Gator Bowl 0-2     1978 Clemson (17-15)
        2011 Florida (24-17)
           
Fiesta Bowl 4-2 1983 Pittsburgh (28-23) 1980 Penn State (31-19)
    2002 Miami (FL) (31-24) 2008 Texas (24-21)
    2003 Kansas State (35-28)    
    2005 Notre Dame (34-20)    
           
Liberty Bowl 1-1 1981 Navy (31-28) 1990 Air Force (23-11)
           
Holiday Bowl 2-0 1982 BYU (47-17)    
    1993 BYU (28-21)    
           
Citrus Bowl 1-3 1985 BYU (10-7) 1992 Georgia (21-14)
        1994 Alabama (24-17)
        1995 Tennessee (20-14)
           
Cotton Bowl 1-0 1986 Texas A&M (28-12)    
           
Hall of Fame/Outback Bowl 0-4     1989 Auburn (31-14)
        1991 Syracuse (24-17)
        2000 South Carolina (24-7)
        2001 South Carolina (31-28)
           
Alamo Bowl 1-0 2004 Oklahoma State (33-7)    
           
BCS Championship 0-2     2006 Florida (41-14)
        2007 LSU (38-24)

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OREGON DUCKS (BOWLS RECORD 13-15)

W-L WINS AGAINST (SCORE) LOSSES AGAINST (SCORE)
Rose Bowl 3-4 1916 Pennsylvania (14-0) 1919 Harvard (7-6)
2011 Wisconsin (45-38) 1957 Ohio State (10-7)
2014 Florida State (59-20) 1994 Penn State (38-20)
2009 Ohio State (26-17)
Cotton Bowl 0-2 1948 SMU (21-13)
1995 Colorado (38-6)
Liberty Bowl 0-1 1960 Penn State (41-12)
Sun Bowl 3-1 1963 SMU (21-14) 2003 Minnesota (31-30)
1999 Minnesota (24-20)
2007 South Florida (56-21)
Independence Bowl 1-1 1989 Tulsa (27-24) 1992 Wake Forest (39-35)
Freedom Bowl 0-1 1990 Colorado State (32-31)
Las Vegas Bowl 1-1 1997 Air Force (41-13) 2006 BYU (38-8)
Aloha Classic 0-1 1998 Colorado (51-43)
Holiday Bowl 2-1 2000 Texas (35-30) 2005 Oklahoma (17-14)
2008 Oklahoma State (42-31)
Fiesta Bowl 2-0 2001 Colorado (38-16)
2012 Kansas State (35-17)
Seattle Bowl 0-1 2002 Wake Forest (38-17)
BCS Championship 0-1 2010 Auburn (22-19)
Alamo Bowl 1-0 2013 Texas (30-7)

Photo: wbrz.com

Players with the Most Total Games Played in NFL History (Regular Season + Playoffs)

Jerry Rice, Before And After (All Of Those Games)

Jerry Rice, Before And After…All Of Those Games – Most For A “Position” Player

It was cool yesterday to see the “official” NFLers who have played in the most games – most regular season games, that is.

But who really has played in the most games? Like, for real? You have to include the postseason if you’re really going to tally this number. Let’s add those playoff games.

Much similarity is the result. There is, apparently, at least a slight correlation between players that play a lot of regular season games and those that, eventually, chalk up a bunch of postseason ones, too (you can see those all-time leaders here).

Morten Andersen and Jerry Rice are again the all-time leaders (with and minus kickers, respectively). And, in fact, the top six all time (including kickers) are in the same order.

For position players, Peyton Manning climbs into the top 10 thanks to his 23 (and counting) playoff games…and Bill Romanowski‘s 26 appearances help him crack the list.

Here’s really who played the most games in NFL history…

MOST TOTAL GAMES PLAYED

PLAYER POS. TOTAL GAMES PLAYED REGULAR SEASON POSTSEASON CAREER SPAN
1. Morten Andersen K 393 382 11 1982-2007 
2. Gary Anderson K 375 353 22 1982-2004 
3. Jeff Feagles P 363 352 11 1988-2009 
4. George Blanda QB-K 360 340 20 1949-1975 
5. Jason Hanson K 333 327 6 1992-2012 
6. Jerry Rice WR 332 303 29 1985-2004 
7. Brett Favre QB 326 302 24 1991-2010 
8. Adam Vinatieri K 317 290 27 1996-Present
9. John Kasay K 313 301 12 1991-2011 
9. Matt Stover K 313 297 16 1991-2009 
9. Darrell Green CB 313 295 18 1983-2002 
12. Bruce Matthews G-C-T 311 296 15 1983-2001 
13. John Carney K 310 302 8 1988-2010 
14. Sean Landeta P 302 284 18 1985-2005 
15. Jim Marshall DE 301 282 19 1960-1979 
16. Bruce Smith DE 299 279 20 1985-2003 
17. Clay Matthews LB 289 278 11 1978-1996 
17. Norm Johnson K 289 273 16 1982-1999 
19. Lou Groza K-T 285 268 17 1946-1967 
20. Trey Junkin TE-LB 282 281 1 1983-2002 

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MOST TOTAL GAMES PLAYED, MINUS KICKERS AND PUNTERS

PLAYER POS. TOTAL GAMES PLAYED REGULAR SEASON POSTSEASON CAREER SPAN
1. Jerry Rice WR 332 303 29 1985-2004 
2. Brett Favre QB 326 302 24 1991-2010 
3. Darrell Green CB 313 295 18 1983-2002 
4. Bruce Matthews G-C-T 311 296 15 1983-2001 
5. Jim Marshall DE 301 282 19 1960-1979 
6. Bruce Smith DE 299 279 20 1985-2003 
7. Clay Matthews LB 289 278 11 1978-1996 
8. Trey Junkin TE-LB 282 281 1 1983-2002 
9. Junior Seau LB 278 268 10 1990-2009 
10. Peyton Manning QB 279 256 23 1998-Present 
11. Tony Gonzalez TE 277 270 7 1997-2013 
11. Jackie Slater T 277 259 18 1976-1995 
13. Lomas Brown T 276 263 13 1985-2002 
14. Ray Brown G 273 262 11 1986-2005 
15. Earl Morrall QB 270 255 15 1956-1976 
16. Bill Romanowski LB 269 243 26 1988-2003 
17. Tim Brown WR 267 255 12 1988-2004 
18. London Fletcher LB 265 256 9 1998-2013 
18. Irving Fryar WR 265 255 10 1984-2000 
18. Ed White G 265 241 24 1969-1985

Photos: top5lists.net / Jed Jacobsohn, Getty via espn.com

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