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NFL: Top 20 Quarterbacks with the Most Passing Touchdowns on Monday Night Football

King Of Monday Night Quarterbacks, Dan Marino

King Of Monday Night Quarterbacks, Dan Marino

Here’s one quarterback record not held by Brett Favre (he’s in second).

Dan Marino has thrown the most touchdowns on Monday Night Football, a cool 74.

Nobody else is really even close to those two, including actives Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees – especially considering they each get just one, two, or at absolute most, three, Monday night games a season.

Brady’s over 30 TDs away from the top, Brees is 40 away and Manning is somewhere in between.

QUARTERBACK MNF PASSING TOUCHDOWNS 1ST MNF GAME LAST MNF GAME TEAM(S) MNF GAMES PLAYED
1. Dan Marino 74 1983 1999 Miami Dolphins 38
2. Brett Favre 69 1993 2010 Green Bay Packers, New York Jets, Minnesota Vikings 38
3. Tom Brady 42 2002 2013 New England Patriots 18
4. Steve Young 42 1987 1999 San Francisco 49ers 25
5. Peyton Manning 36 2000 2013 Indianapolis Colts, Denver Broncos 17
6. Joe Montana 36 1983 1994 San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs 20
7. Drew Brees 34 2003 2013 San Diego Chargers, New Orleans Saints 16
8. Jim Kelly 31 1988 1996 Buffalo Bills 20
9. Ken Stabler 27 1972 1983 Oakland Raiders, Houston Oilers, New Orleans Saints 16
10. Danny White 27 1976 1987 Dallas Cowboys 23
11. Terry Bradshaw 25 1970 1982 Pittsburgh Steelers 19
12. John Elway 25 1984 1998 Denver Broncos 23
13. Dave Krieg 25 1984 1996 Seattle Seahawks 16
14. Philip Rivers 25 2006 2014 San Diego Chargers 14
15. Troy Aikman 23 1991 1999 Dallas Cowboys 22
16. Eli Manning 22 2005 2014 New York Giants 13
17. Randall Cunningham 20 1988 2000 Philadelphia Eagles, Minnesota Vikings, Dallas Cowboys 11
18. Jay Cutler 20 2007 2012 Denver Broncos, Chicago Bears 12
19. Donovan McNabb 20 2001 2010 Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins 17
20. Roger Staubach 20 1970 1979 Dallas Cowboys 14

Photo: Rhona Wise, Getty Images via latimes.com

Top 10 Players with the Most Touchdowns in Super Bowl History

Jerry Rice About To Score The First Of His Three Touchdowns Against The Denver Broncos In Super Bowl XXIV

Jerry Rice About To Score The First Of His Three Touchdowns Against The Denver Broncos In Super Bowl XXIV

Does a stat get more important than this? Maybe, but this has got to be up there – and so is Jerry Rice.

These are the top 10 NFLers with the most all-purpose touchdowns in Super Bowl history. That would be total rushing and receiving TDs (and any other kind, but no other returner or interceptor has as many total touchdowns as these guys in the big game).

Passing TDs are a bit of a different story. You can see the top 10 quarterbacks with the most passing touchdowns here. Then again, there is one QB who makes today’s list. John Elway has four rushing TDs – more than his three passing touchdowns. Now how about that.

As for these all-purpose TD leaders, it’s THE Jerry Rice with eight fat Super Bowl touchdowns at the top – and for two different teams at that. He’s got three more TDs – what many of the below have in total – than second-place Emmitt Smith.

Did you want to check out every player with at least two all-purpose Super Bowl touchdowns? Then check out the query I ran at my source, pro-football-reference.com.

  PLAYER TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS RECEIVING RUSHING FOR (IN SUPER BOWL(S)…)
1. Jerry Rice 8 8 0 San Francisco 49ers (XXIII, XXIV, XXIX); Oakland Raiders (XXXVII)
2. Emmitt Smith 5 0 5 Dallas Cowboys (XXVII, XXVIII, XXX)
3. Roger Craig  4 2 2 San Francisco 49ers (XIX, XXIV)
3. John Elway 4 0 4 Denver Broncos (XXI, XXIV, XXXII, XXXIII)
3. Franco Harris 4 0 4 Pittsburgh Steelers (IX, XIII, XIV)
3. Thurman Thomas 4 0 4 Buffalo Bills (XXV, XXVI, XXVII, XXVIII)
7. Cliff Branch  3 3 0 Oakland Raiders (XV); Los Angeles Raiders (XVIII)
7. Terrell Davis  3 0 3 Denver Broncos (XXXII)
7. Antonio Freeman  3 3 0 Green Bay Packers (XXXI, XXXII)
7. John Stallworth 3 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers (XIII, XIV)
7. Lynn Swann 3 3 0 Pittsburgh Steelers (X, XIII, XIV)
7. Ricky Watters  3 2 1 San Francisco 49ers (XXIX)

Photo: Bill Haber / AP via beaumontenterprise.com

LeGarrette Blount, Ricky Watters and the Most Rushing Touchdowns in an NFL Playoff Game

Ricky Watters' 5th Touchdown In A 1993 Divisional Playoff Game Against the New York Giants

Ricky Watters Had Five Rushing Touchdowns In A 1993 Divisional Playoff Game Against the New York Giants. That’s The Postseason Record.

Wow. The New England Patriots have advanced to the 2013 AFC Championship, defeating the Indianapolis Colts on the legs of LeGarrette Blount, who ran for 166 yards and four touchdowns. That’s the second most number of rushing TDs in an NFL playoff game.

The top honor belongs to Ricky Watters, who in January of 1994, punched it into the end zone five times for the San Francisco 49ers (and helped punch the New York Giants in the mouth, 44-3). The Niners, though, would lose to the eventual Super Bowl champion Dallas Cowboys in the NFC Championship.

So, Watters has five, and Blount has four…and 18 other running backs have scored three times on the ground in a single postseason game. Here they are, with the round, score and box score (click on the score).

The most rushing touchdowns in a Super Bowl game? That would be three by Terrell Davis for the Denver Broncos and the 1997 title.

Many thanks to my source, pro-football-reference.com.

  RUNNING BACK TD FOR AGAINST ROUND (SEASON) SCORE
1. Ricky Watters 5 San Francisco 49ers New York Giants DIVISION (1993) W 44-3
2. LeGarrette Blount 4 New England Patriots Indianapolis Colts DIVISION (2013) W 43-22
3. Ryan Grant 3 Green Bay Packers Seattle Seahawks DIVISION (2007) W 42-20
3. Shaun Alexander 3 Seattle Seahawks Green Bay Packers WILD CARD (2003) L 33-27
3. Mario Bates 3 Arizona Cardinals Minnesota Vikings DIVISION (1998) L 41-21
3. Napoleon McCallum 3 Los Angeles Raiders Denver Broncos WILD CARD (1993) W 42-24
3. Tom Matte 3 Baltimore Colts Cleveland Browns NFL CHAMPIONSHIP (1968) W 34-0
3. Terrell Davis 3 Denver Broncos Green Bay Packers SUPER BOWL XXXII (1997) W 31-24
3. Otto Graham 3 Cleveland Browns Detroit Lions NFL CHAMPIONSHIP (1954) W 56-10
3. Thurman Thomas 3 Buffalo Bills Kansas City Chiefs AFC CHAMPIONSHIP (1993) W 30-13
3. John Riggins 3 Washington Redskins Los Angeles Rams DIVISION (1983) W 51-7
3. Kenneth Davis 3 Buffalo Bills Los Angeles Raiders AFC CHAMPIONSHIP (1990) W 51-3
3. Adrian Peterson 3 Minnesota Vikings New Orleans Saints NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (2009) L 31-28
3. Franco Harris 3 Pittsburgh Steelers Buffalo Bills DIVISION (1974) W 32-14
3. Andy Farkas 3 Washington Redskins New York Giants DIVISION (1943) W 28-0
3. Emmitt Smith 3 Dallas Cowboys Green Bay Packers NFC CHAMPIONSHIP (1995) W 38-27
3. Curtis Martin 3 New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers DIVISION (1996) W 28-3
3. Larry Csonka 3 Miami Dolphins Oakland Raiders AFC CHAMPIONSHIP (1973) W 27-10
3. Larry Schreiber 3 San Francisco 49ers Dallas Cowboys DIVISION (1972) L 30-28
3. William Floyd 3 San Francisco 49ers Chicago Bears DIVISION (1994) W 44-15

Photo: AP via csnbayarea.com

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