Back in the calendar year of 1984, a whopping 30 years ago now, the then-Los Angeles Raiders and the Seattle Seahawks played two memorable AFC playoff games. The first in January 1984 saw the Raiders beat the Seahawks, and the second in December 1984 saw the tables turned as Seattle knocked out the defending Super Bowl champions.
There are two things going for the Oakland Raiders this week, as they prepare for their Week Four game in London, England: first, they play the Miami Dolphins, and second, the game is at a neutral site. The Silver & Black can beat the Dolphins, and they won’t have the pressure of performing in front of a home crowd.
The final football game ever in San Francisco’s Candlestick Park will be played this summer by a team of 49ers greats, led by four-time Super Bowl winner Joe Montana.
It’s not as toxic a topic as the New York/New Jersey border war, or as socially inflamed as the Richard Sherman saga. But, in a strictly sporting sense, it really is the topic du jour. If he wins Sunday’s Super Bowl, is Peyton Manning the greatest quarterback in NFL history?
No matter who has the edge Sunday, it seems the nation is rooting for Manning, because it’s been harder for him to win, because he’s not so pretty, because he’s considered one of us, because you get the sense that his aw-shucks, southern refrain is real.
John Madden said he expected better efforts by both defenses in Baltimore’s 34-31 victory over the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII.
NFL Hall of famers have a tendency to lean toward greatness and Dan Marino is no different. He’s particularly impressed with the play of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke Dan Marino’s season passing record in a win over the Falcons Monday night. John Madden told the KCBS morning crew it’s just one more sign that this is the year of the quarterback.
Three NFL quarterbacks have a chance to surpass Dan Marino’s single-season passing record this season.
According to stats published in the NY Times, 6 quarterbacks are on pace to break Dan Marino’s record for passing yards in a season. Not only that, you’ve got 44 individual 300-yd passing games this season, compared to just 96 in all of last year.