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POINT OF FACT
Arlie W. Schardt
December 18, 1961
An NFL playoff game quiz to excite the memory and increase knowledge of fans and armchair experts
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December 18, 1961

Point Of Fact

An NFL playoff game quiz to excite the memory and increase knowledge of fans and armchair experts

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? How many of the 14 teams currently in the NFL have never appeared in a playoff game?

?Except for the new teams—Dallas, Minnesota and the St. Louis Cardinals—only the Pittsburgh Steelers and the San Francisco 49ers have failed to win a division title and thus appear in the playoff game. The Cardinals, however, played in the 1947 and 1948 playoff games when the team represented Chicago.

? The most lopsided score in a playoff game was the Chicago Bears' famous 73-0 win over the Washington Redskins in 1940. What other teams have lost badly in the playoff game?

?In 1954 Cleveland beat Detroit 56-10. Three years later the Lions got their revenge with a 59-14 win over the Browns.

? Who completed the most passes in a single playoff game?

? Philadelphia's Tommy Thompson completed 27 of 44 passes against the Chicago Cardinals in 1947. The Eagles lost, however, 28-21.

? Who caught the most passes in a single playoff game?

? Ray Berry caught 12 for a record 178 yards in the Baltimore Colts' 1958 overtime win over the Giants.

? What passer holds the record for most total passes completed in playoff competition? What receiver has caught the most total passes?

?The Cleveland Browns' passing combination of Otto Graham to Dante Lavelli holds both records. Graham threw 86 completed passes (out of a record 159 attempts) in six games, and Lavelli caught 24 in six.

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