With four seconds remaining in a tied game between the Minnesota Vikings and Baltimore Colts, Bud Grant sends Fred Cox out to attempt the game winning 33-yard field goal. Let’s find out if he made it or not. (I misspoke in video, stating the ball was at the 25-yard line).
Roger Craig became the first man in NFL history to rush and receive for over 1,000 yards in a single season. Roger carried the ball 207 times for 1196 yards resulting in 5.8 yards per carry and eleven touchdowns. He had 108 receptions for 1330 yards (12.3 yards per catch) and finished with six touchdowns.
Although the participants are not known yet, I plan on kicking off Super XX at 1P.M. CST on Sunday, 29 March. I will be providing a live play-by-play account on my twitter feed (www.twitter.com/Oguard62). In addition, I will be providing quarterly play-by-play accounts of the game on the Delphi Forum and this site.
On 20 August 2014, I posted an image of the “official” APBA card (see left) and the one that I would be using during my 1985 replay (see right). At the time of the initial post, Jim hadn’t attempted a single pass in my replay yet. Last night on my tabletop, the Bears closed out their regular season with a 15-1-0 record. With that said, I thought it would be interesting to post his stats.
Jim McMahon’s completion percentage is acceptable (2.7 percentage points higher) and his yardage is spot-on but his touchdown passes exceeded actual by eight. At the conclusion of week 15, the combined NFL statistics showed total passing touchdowns to be 0.7 lower than actual (4.6 to 5.3). Jim’s card overachieved to counter the players who underachieved or as I refer to it as “the ying and yang” of a season replay.
All of my season replays have taught not to be overly concerned with the performance of a single team or individual but only the cumulative results of all teams combined when compared against actual statistics.