What is the longest down in NFL history?

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The longest down in NFL history was in the game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears on Sept. 17, 2006. After jumping offsides 3 plays in a row, the lions were then penalized 4 times consecutively for holding resulting in an amazing 2nd down and 65.

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This is inaccurate.

First, it's impossible for the offense to commit an offsides penalty. They would have to false start to do so, at which point the play is dead.

Second, the longest down and distance in that game, according to NFL.com, was 2nd and 31.

Answers.com won't allow me to link the source, but go to gamecenter on NFL's site and look up that game.
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What was the longest NFL game in history?

The longest game in NFL history was a playoff game between theMiami Dolphins and the Kansas City Chiefs on December 25, 1971. Thegame went one full overtime period and 7:40 into the second beforeGaro Yepremian kicked a field goal to give Miami a 27-24 victory. Regular season NFL games have a 15 minute sudden death overtime.The Michigan Panthers against the Los Angeles Express is actuallythe longest professional game ever, whom played 3 overtimes in thefirst-round playoff game . The Panthers took a 21-13 lead in thefourth quarter, only to have future Hall of Famer Steve Young throwa touchdown pass, then personally score the two-point conversion toknot the game at 21 with 52 seconds remaining. The Panthers hadchances to win the game in both the first and second overtimes, butnormally reliable kicker Novo Bojovic missed field goals each time.Finally, in the third overtime, rookie Mel Gray (who would laterplay for the Detroit Lions) ran 24 yards to give LA a 27-21victory, ending pro football's longest day after 93 minutes and 33seconds of play time.

What is the longest pass in NFL history?

The longest possible pass in the NFL is 99 yards (a touchdown thrown from within the 1-yard line) - it has been done 11 times in NFL history. (see related question)

What is the longest rushing play in NFL history?

On January 5, 1983, Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys ran 99 yards for a touchdown in a Monday night game against the Minnesota Vikings. The lineman who blocked for him was Steven Wright, He is on season 22 of survivor.

Who made the longest touchdown run in NFL history?

From an Offensive Stance: Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys rushed for a 99 yard TD in a game against the Minnesota Vikings in 1983. . From a Defensive Stance: Antonio Cromartie of the San Diego Chargers caught a Minnesota Vikings failed field goal attempt in the back of his own endzone and ran it all the way down the field to score a 109-yard touchdown - the longest in NFL history.

What player has the longest touchdown run in NFL history?

Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys scored a 99 yard rushing touchdown on January 3, 1983 against the Minnesota Vikings.\n \n \n Answer \n. This was the latest one up until Sunday November 4th 2007 when Antonio Cromartie of the San Diego Chargers scored a 109 yard rushing touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.\n \n \nIt has to be something with the Vikings and there defensive players!\n \n Answer \n. Note that the question simply asks what is the longest touchdown run, it does not specify whether it is a rushing touchdown (offense) or receiving touchdown (defense). Therefore, Antonio Cromartie owns this record, not Tony Dorsett. \n \n Answer \n. Cromartie's "run" is actually a return, and since the question specified "run", Tony Dorsett is the correct answer.

Who converted the longest field goal in NFL history and how long was it?

Four players share the NFL record for longest field goal (63 yards): Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints in 1970; Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998; Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders in 2011; and David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. Both Elam and Janikowski tied the record in Denver. Elam's kick was in Mile High Stadium; Janikowski's was in Sports Authority Field at Mile High (formerly Invesco Field). Dempsey's field goal against the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium was a game winner. Akers' kick was against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Elam, Janikowski and Akers kicked their field goals at the end of the first half. Dempsey's kick gave the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Lions with two seconds left in the game.

What is the longest punt return in NFL history?

The longest return of any kind is 109 yards by Antonio Cromartie in the 2007-2008 season vs. the Minnesota Vikings The longest return of any sorts in the nfl is 109 yards, set by devin Hester and Nathan vasher, both of the Chicago bears. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- The longest punt return in NFL history was 103 yards by Robert Bailey of the Los Angeles Rams in 1994 against the New Orleans Saints. nfl.com reports Hester's (2006) and Vasher's (2005) returns at 108 yards.

What is the longest kickoff return in NFL history?

108 yards (9/9/2007) by Ellis Hobbs (Formerly 106 yards 8/21/1979) Answer Haha...I just witnessed the longest kick return ever. 108 yards by Ellis Hobbs on the New Englnad Patriots. the longest kickoff return in NFL history Ellis Hobbs - New England Patriots, Sunday Sept 9, 2007 Detriot Lions Stefan Logan just did 105 yards

What is the longest interception return in NFL history?

Answer . As of 4:01 pm, 23NOV08, Ed Reed took one 108 yards for a TD against the Philadelphia Eagles!!! Go Ravens!. Ed Reed #20, Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns, Nov. 7, 2004, 106 yards. Poetry in motion! Go Ravens!

What is the longest fumble return in NFL history?

As of the 2007 season, the longest fumble return in NFL history is 104 yards and was done by Jack Tatum of the Oakland Raiders in 1972 and Aeneas Williams of the Arizona Cardinals in 2000.

What is the longest field goal in nfl history?

Four players share the NFL record for longest field goal (63 yards): Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints in 1970; Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998; Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders in 2011; and David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. Both Elam and Janikowski tied the record in Denver. Elam's kick was in Mile High Stadium; Janikowski's was in Sports Authority Field at Mile High (formerly Invesco Field). Dempsey's field goal against the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium was a game winner. Akers' kick was against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Elam, Janikowski and Akers kicked their field goals at the end of the first half. Dempsey's kick gave the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Lions with two seconds left in the game.

What is the longest field goal attempt in NFL history?

Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders on September 28, 2008 attempted a 76-yarder just before halftime against the San Diego Chargers. On December 8, 2013, Matt Prater kicked a 64-yard field goal for the Denver Broncos against the Tennessee Titans. This broke Tom Dempsey's 43-year-old shared record of 63 yards, set with the New Orleans Saints on November 8, 1970. In addition to successful 63-yard kicks by Tom Dempsey, Jason Elam, Sebastian Janikowski, and David Akers, Jeff Reed of the Steelers attempted a 65-yard FG at the end of the first half of their game against the Denver Broncos on October 21, 2007. Two kickers in NCAA football have attempted kicks of 72 yards. Both were unsuccessful. The longest successful college kick was 69 yards by Ove Johansson in 1976.

Who kicked the longest field goal in NFL history?

Matt Prater of the Denver Broncos kicked a 64-yard field goal against the Tennessee Titans on December 8, 2013. Four players shared the previous NFL record (63 yards): Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints in 1970; Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998; Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders in 2011; and David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012.

Longest field goal in nfl history?

Four players share the NFL record for longest field goal (63 yards): Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints in 1970; Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998; Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders in 2011; and David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. Both Elam and Janikowski tied the record in Denver. Elam's kick was in Mile High Stadium; Janikowski's was in Sports Authority Field at Mile High (formerly Invesco Field). Dempsey's field goal against the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium was a game winner. Akers' kick was against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Elam, Janikowski and Akers kicked their field goals at the end of the first half. Dempsey's kick gave the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Lions with two seconds left in the game.

What is the longest winning streak in NFL history?

The Indianapolis Colts own the longest winning streak in NFL history - 23 games. The streak began on November 2, 2008 with a victory over the New England Patriots and continued until a loss to the New York Jets on December 27, 2009. This game also ending the Colts' chance at an undefeated season, but the Colts did go on to win the AFC Championship (17-30) verses the Jets. Note: The NFL excludes exhibition games and playoff games from their official statistics. The 1972 Miami Dolphins, the first team in NFL history to go through a single season undefeated and the only team to have a perfect season including a Super Bowl victory, lost their second game of the 1973 regular season and wound up with a winning streak of 18 games.

What is the longest drive in terms of time of possession in NFL football history?

The Boston Redskins had a 14:03 drive during the third game of the 1935 season against the Chicago Bears. Sammy Baugh ran for 56 yards and passed for 49, as the 'skins scored on their 23rd play of the drive. As a result of this drive, and the eventual loss of the game 33-17, Hall of Fame coach George Halas of the Bears, instituted the first three man linebacker formation in the NFL. Not only was this the birth of the legendary "Monsters of the Midway", it began a long tradition of hard-hitting, middle linebackers for the Bears. This answer is highly suspect for a variety of reasons. While it is possible that 14:03 is the record for the longest duration of a drive in an NFL game, it certainly didn't occur as it is described here. For one thing, the Redskins played the Bears in the seventh week of the season, not the third, and the Bears prevailed 30-14, not the Redskins by 33-17. Furthermore, the Bears didn't allow more than 28 points in a game for the entire decade of the '30s, let alone 33. What else? Sammy Baugh's NFL career began in 1937, not 1935. The Bears were known as the "Monsters of the Midway" long before this. I actually needed the correct answer to this question for a project I'm doing and this entry was a complete waste of my time.

What is the longest field goal kicked in NFL history?

The longest field goal in NFL history was kicked by Jack Dempsey for the New Orleans Saints against the Detroit Lions on November 8, 1970, wining the game 19-17.

What is the longest missed field goal return in NFL history?

San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie returned Ryan Longwell's missed 57-yard field goal attempt 109 yards for a touchdown as the first half ended Sunday November 4th, 2007, in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. It was the longest play in NFL history.

What is the longest play in NFL history?

San Diego Chargers cornerback Antonio Cromartie returned Ryan Longwell's missed 58-yard field goal attempt 109 yards and 34in. for a touchdown for the longest play in NFL history. It occurred as the first half ended Sunday November 4th, 2007, in a game against the Minnesota Vikings. In time , the longest play is most likely a play known as the River City Relay , which occurred in a December, 2003 game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and New Orleans Saints. It lasted 25 seconds, well past the timed end of the fourth quarter. Trailing 20-13, the Saints scored a 75-yard touchdown after a pass and three laterals, then missed the extra point that would have sent the game into overtime. (Even with a win, the Saints would have missed the playoffs at 9-7.)

Longest run in NFL history?

The longest run in nfl history was executed by Antonio Cromartie of the San Diego Chargers. He caught a failed field goal attempt (made by the Minnesota Vikings) at the back of his own endzone and ran 109 yards all the way to the other endzone to score a touchdown on November 4th, 2007.

What was the longest field goal ever made in NFL history?

Four players share the NFL record for longest field goal (63 yards): Tom Dempsey of the New Orleans Saints in 1970; Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos in 1998; Sebastian Janikowski of the Oakland Raiders in 2011; and David Akers of the San Francisco 49ers in 2012. Both Elam and Janikowski tied the record in Denver. Elam's kick was in Mile High Stadium; Janikowski's was in Sports Authority Field at Mile High (formerly Invesco Field). Dempsey's field goal against the Detroit Lions at Tulane Stadium was a game winner. Akers' kick was against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Elam, Janikowski and Akers kicked their field goals at the end of the first half. Dempsey's kick gave the Saints a 19-17 victory over the Lions with two seconds left in the game.

Longest drive in NFL history?

The Boston Redskins had a 14:03 drive during the third game of the 1935 season against the Chicago Bears. Sammy Baugh ran for 56 yards and passed for 49, as the 'skins scored on their 23rd play of the drive. As a result of this drive, and the eventual loss of the game 33-17, Hall of Fame coach George Halas of the Bears, instituted the first three man linebacker formation in the NFL. Not only was this the birth of the legendary "Monsters of the Midway", it began a long tradition of hard-hitting, middle linebackers for the Bears.

How long was the longest game in NFL history?

The 1971 AFC divisional playoff game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Miami Dolphins, played on Christmas day, was a seesaw battle of touchdowns and field goals that didn't end until halfway through a second overtime period. The marathon game lasted eighty-two minutes and forty seconds and by all accounts was one of the most exciting games ever played.

What is the longest missed FG return in NFL history?

The Chargers returned a missed FG from the Vikings in 2007 for a 109 yard td

What is the longest losing streak in NFL history?

It is currently the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lost 26 straight games before finally winning. . The Tampa Bay Buccaneers made their debut in the NFL in 1976 and promptly recorded their first loss. There were a lot of firsts for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that season, but a first win was not among them, they went 0-14. 1977 didn't look much better for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as they started off with another 12 straight loses bring their, and the NFL's longest losing streak up to 26 games. They did manage to win the last 2 games of the season and finish with a 2-12 record.

What was the longest touchdown run by a quarterback in NFL history?

Steve Bono for Kansas City Chiefs at 76 yards in 1995. ^Not Correct The actual longest touchdown run was by Kordell Stewart, with an 80 yard TD run. ^Also Not Correct The new longest touchdown by a QB is a 93 Yard TD by Terrell Pryor on 27 October 2013.

What is the longest name in NFL history?

Actually it would be Abdul-Gafar Olatokumbo Ayodeji Lamar Karim. "Deji Karim" who returns kicks for the Jacksonville Jaguars. his name is 37 letters. He is also the 3rd string running back and is number 35.

What is the longest NFL 1st down and goal how many yards is the goal?

A first down is ten yards. However, if a team is pushed backwardsby the opposing team, their first down may end up being longer thanten yards.

What is the longest sack in NFL history?

The longest sack in NFL history was 29 yards. In 1972, Miami Dolphins QB Bob Griese was sacked for a 29 yard loss in Super Bowl VI by Dallas Cowboys DT Bob Lilly. That record was almost tied on Dec 18, 2011 when Devner QB Tim Tebow was sacked by New England Patriot's LB Rob Ninkovich for a 28 yard loss.

Who made the longest touchdown pass in NFL history?

As of 2011, there are 11 passers and receivers tied at 99 yards: . Frank Filchock (to Andy Farkas),Oct. 15, 1939; . George Izo (to Bobby Mitchell), Sept. 15, 1963; . Karl Sweetan (to Pat Studstill), Oct. 16, 1966; . Sonny Jurgensen (to Gerry Allen), Sept. 15, 1968; . Jim Plunkett (to Cliff Branch), Oct. 2, 1983; . Ron Jaworski (to Mike Quick), Nov. 10, 1985; . Stan Humphries (to Tony Martin), Sept. 18, 1994; . Brett Favre (to Robert Brooks), Sept. 11, 1995; . Trent Green (to Marc Boerigter), Dec. 22, 2002; . Jeff Garcia (to Andre Davis), Oct. 17, 2004; . Gus Frerotte (to Bernard Berrian), Nov. 30, 2008

What is the longest touchdown play in NFL history not a kick return or punt return?

There have been eleven 99 yard touchdowns in NFL history. Tony Dorsett of the Dallas Cowboys is the only player to have rushed for a 99 yard TD. There have been 10 passes that have gone for 99 yard TDs. Click on the question listed under the 'Related Questions' link below to see who the QBs and receivers were for those 99 yard TD passes. But Devin Hester did return missed field goal for over 100 yards.

Who has the longest interception return without a touchdown in NFL history and how many yards was it?

Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens has the record for the longest interception return. It was 108 yards. Against the Eagles, on November 28, 2008. Isn't it ironic? For one team to The Weapon X on their team as a free safety and the other teams free safety have a record braking interception?? But anyway, he also had a 106 yard interception against the Cleavland Browns.

What was the longest sack in NFL history?

In 1972, Miami Dolphins QB Bob Griese was sacked for a 29 yard loss in Super Bowl VI by Dallas Cowboys DT Bob Lilly. That record was tied on Dec 18, 2011 when Devner QB Tim Tebow was sacked by New England Patriot's LB Rob Ninkovich for a 29 yard loss. .

Who holds the Longest punt average in NFL history?

Season: Sammy Baugh of the Washington Redskins with 51.4 yards per punt in 1940. Career: Through the 2008 season, Shane Lechler of the Oakland Raiders with 46.9 yards per punt.

Who scored the longest interception in NFL history?

Ed Reed of Baltimore Ravens; he scored a 108-yard intercept return touchdown against Philadelphia Eagles in 2008.

What is the longest pass play in NFL history that did not go for a touchdown?

Jim Hart to Bobby Moore (Ahmad Rashad) for 98 yards. One yard line to the other one yard line.

Who had the longest career in NFL history?

The player with the longest career in NFL history is George Blanda. Blanda played for 26 seasons. His amazing 26 year run covered the span of 4 decades, starting in 1949 and ultimatly ending in 1975.. George Blanda played quarterback and was a place kicker during his career. He was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1981, the first year he was elligible.. Teams Bland played for:. Chicago Bears, 1949, 1950-58 . Baltimore Colts 1959 . Houston Oilers 1960-66 . Oakland Raiders 1967-1975

What is the longest home field winning streak in NFL history?

The Patriots are currently on a 30 game regular season home field winning streak as of 10/15/2011 and dating back to Nov. 19th 2006. Which would be the longest, provided we're talking about the regular season.

Was Chuck Noll the longest tenured Head Coach in NFL history with 22 seasons?

No, I believe it was Don Shula with the Dolphins. Through the 2008 season, Noll's 23 seasons and 342 games rank him 7th on the all time list. The longest tenured coach in NFL history is George Halas with 40 seasons (1920-1929, 1933-1942, 1946-1955, and 1958-1967). Shula's 33 seasons rank 2nd, tied with Curly Lambeau.

Longest field goal kicked in NFL history?

63 yards by 2 players. Tom Dempsey, New Orleans vs. Detroit, Nov. 8, 1970 Jason Elam, Denver vs. Jacksonville, Oct. 25, 1998

Longest timed play in nfl history?

The longest career in NFL history belongs to the great GeorgeBlanda. Blanda played 26 season as a kicker and quarterback forOakland, Baltimore, Houston, and Chicago.

What is the longest catch in NFL history?

It's a 99-yard catch, from a line of scrimmage inside the offense's 1-yard line. Through 2013, 13 players have caught passes for 99 yards (run and catch). The only time two were caught in one season was in 2011, when both the New York Giants and the New England Patriots had 99-yard receptions, and the teams then met in Super Bowl XLVI. Receivers and Quarterbacks for 99-yard pass plays: Andy Farkas (from Frank Filchock, Washington Redskins) October 15, 1939 Bobby Mitchell (from George Izo, Washington Redskins) September 15, 1963 Pat Studstill (from Karl Sweetan, Detroit Lions) October 16, 1966 Jerry Allen (from Sonny Jurgensen, Washington Redskins) September 15, 1968 Cliff Branch (from Jim Plunkett, Los Angeles Raiders) October 2, 1983 Mike Quick (from Ron Jaworski, Philadelphia Eagles) November 10, 1985 Tony Martin (from Stan Humphries, San Diego Chargers) September 18,1994 Robert Brooks (from Brett Favre, Green Bay packers) September 11, 1995 Marc Boerigter (from Trent Green, Kansas City Chiefs) December 22, 2002 Andre Davis (from Jeff Garcia, Cleveland Browns) October 17, 2004 Bernard Berrian (from Gus Frerotte, Minnesota Vikings) November 30, 2008 Wes Welker (from Tom Brady, New England Patriots) September 12, 2011 Victor Cruz (from Eli Manning, New York Giants) December 24, 2011

Who is the longest coaching coach in NFL history?

Tom Landry is the longest tenured coach in NFL history as he coached the Dallas Cowboys from 1960 until 1988. Jeff Fisher is the longest tenured head coach still in the league. He has coached the Tennessee Titans since 1994.

What is the longest winning streek in NFL history?

The Miami Dolphins had a perfect season and went undefeated, than lost their second game the next season to have a winning streak of 18 games! As of now, December 2011, the defending champion Green Bay Packers also have an 18 game winning streak... and counting. The Green Bay Packers also owned the NFL's first undefeated season and championship in 1929.

What is the second longest missed field goal return in NFL history?

2007. Cromartie, Chargers. Missed FG. 109. 2007. Hobbs, Patriots. KO return. 108. 2006. Hester, Bears. Missed FG. 108. 2005. Vasher, Bears. Missed FG. 108.

Who is the longest tenured coach in nfl history?

George Halas. Halas spent 40 seasons as head coach of the Chicago Bears franchise (1920-1929, 1933-1942, 1946-1955, 1958-1967).

What is the longest down there could be in the NFL?

10 yards. Another answer: Theoretically , the "longest down" could be almost the entire length of the field, thanks to yards lost due to fumbles, sacks or penalties. One of the playoff teams in Wild Card Weekend 2012 (I forget which one) faced a 4th down with 29 yards to go. They punted, as you might expect.

Who is the longest tenured coach in NFL history to not win a championship?

bum phillips . As far as head coaches winning an NFL championship it is Dan Reeves who coached 23 seasons and 357 regular season games without winning a Super Bowl. Reeves coached teams to 4 Super Bowls (Denver 3 and Atlanta 1) but lost each one. Next comes Chuck Knox with 22 seasons and 334 regular season games as head coach. Knox did not coach a team to the Super Bowl. Next comes Marty Schottenheimer with 21 seasons and 327 regular season games as head coach. Marty did not coach a team to the Super Bowl.

What is th longest nfl field goal in history?

51 yards by the dolphins sebastian janikowski with the oakland raiders. 62 or 63 yds. i can't remember for sure

What is the longest road winning streak in NFL history?

The longest road winning streak is held by the San Francisco 49ers. Between 1988 and 1990, the 49ers won 18 road games in a row.