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    Trivia Time
    Honor system here; no fair looking up the answer and posting it.


    The team winning the Super Bowl is remembered each year for winning their last game of the season.

    How many teams won their last game of the 2008 season?
    Who were they?

    Edit: that's probably way too difficult; how many can you name?
     
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    -Well I know that 32 teams played the last week with 16 winners (no ties Week 17) so that produces 16 winners.
    -Now I have to try to think back to remember if any playoff teams who won and lost. I do remember the saints losing when Bree's was trying to get the record in Carolina who lost in the playoffs.
    -All playoff teams but the Steelers lost their last game so we know who that includes.

    So my best guess would be 6 teams won their last game which includes the Steelers winning the SB.

    1) Houston upset Chicago forcing them out of the playoffs (Texans won last game)
    2) Oakland upset Tampa which put them out of the playoffs (Oakland won)
    3) Detroit went into GB looking for their first win I remember in Week 17 and they went 0-16 so I would say that (Green Bay won its final game)
    4) SF ended the season on a winning streak under Mike S. but not sure who they beat in Week 17
    5) Who can forget about US beating Buffalo in the hurricane.
    6) Pittsburgh who won the SB

    That is my best guess and breakdown without cheating......time to go see if I was right:D
     
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    Damn!.....I missed one game......which probably everyone forgot about andnobody watched:)
     
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    Very good, because I wouldn't have got that many without looking. The Steelers was obvious, as should the Patriots be to anybody on a Pats fans site. I figured Green Bay would be one most people might get based on "who beat the winless Lions" in the last week. And after that I was thinking 'who eliminated playoff contenders' (Chicago and Tampa Bay) in the last weekend - Houston and Oakland. But that's all I would have got right. Good memory on the 49ers ending on a winning streak.
     
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    For anybody that's trying to guess the 7th and final NFL team that ended their season with a win, here's a couple of hints.

    - The game involved two teams in which neither opening week starting QB made it through to the end of the season.

    - The losing team hired an ex-Pat this off-season.

    - The winning team was involved in an NFL oddity earlier in the season that had not happened since 2002.
     
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    It might have helped me a bit that I cheated without trying......I had the NFL network on and they were talking about the hiring of the Cable guy in Oakland and said how he won his final two games:)
     
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    Well, no takers on the last team from anyone else, so I'll wrap it up.
    (The final team was KC)

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    Trivia Time

    The Pats went through the season with several injuries to their Running Backs.


    1. How many different players led the Pats in rushing at least one game in 2008?

    2. Which player led the Pats in rushing the most times (games) in 2008?​
     
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    Now that is a good one!!!

    Jordan I would say 3 games

    Morris I would say 4 games

    Faulk I would say 5 games

    Law Firm - 3 games

    Cassel.....I will give him 1 game

    And yes I game LOMO a big 0.....I hope 16 next year:D:D
     
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    And the answers are:

    (1) Five different players led the Patriots in rushing in at least one game this season.

    (2) Sammy Morris led the Pats in rushing eight times in 2008.


    The others were Kevin Faulk (5 times), LaMont Jordan, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, and Matt Cassel.


    -1- Laurence Maroney, as noted earlier, was not the leading rusher in any Pats games in 2008. The closest he came was in week 1 against the Chiefs, when he had 51 yards while Morris had 53.

    -2- LaMont Jordan's one time he led the team in rushing yardage was not against his ex-team, the Raiders, in week 15 when he ran for 97 yards. It was in week 2 when he ran for 62 gainst another ex-team, the Jets.

    -3- Wes Welker needed just 8 more yards to be the Pats leading rusher in the week 3 loss to the Dolphins. Welker ran for 19 yards; Morris had 27.

    -5- Sammy Morris' 63 yards vs SF in week 5 was the most by any Pats runner through mid-October.

    -6- Kevin Faulk became the third Pat to lead the team in rushing yardage with 48 yards at San Diego.

    -7- Benjarvus Green-Ellis ran for 65 yards against Denver, more yards than any other Pat had compiled in the first six weeks. Sammy Morris ran for more than twice that in the same game, with 138 yards.

    -8- The Pats ran for only 98 yards against the Rams, led by Kevin Faulk with 60.

    -9- Faulk's 60 yards led both teams in rushing against the Colts.

    -10- BJGE became the 2nd Pat to run for 100 yards in '08, with 105 against the Bills.

    -11- Matt Cassel led all Pats in rushing with 62 yards in the OT loss to the Jets.

    -12- Kevin Faulk led the Pats in rushing with 53 yards while Cassel threw for 415 in the win over Miami.

    -13- Faulk had 73 yards, including a long of 41 against the Steelers.

    -14- Pats run for only 84 yards, led by Morris' 36 against Seattle.

    -15- Morris' 117 yards at Oakland was the 3rd 100 yard game by a Pat.

    -16- Morris led the team in rushing again with 88 against the Cardinals.

    -17- Morris led the team in rushing for the 4th straight time with 85 against the Bills.
     
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    Trivia Time #3
    1. - After week week 12 of the 2008 NFL season, each conference was led by a team with a 10-1 record. Who were those two teams?

    2. - At the same time (after the completion of week 12), had the season ended then, what two other teams - each with an 8-3 record at that time - would have had a first round bye?​
     
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    1. The conference leaders were the Giants (lost to Cleveland on MNF), and the Titans (who lost that week to the Jets).

    2. Good question about the byes. I know the Jets were 8-3 then, as was Pittsburgh (I think?), but I believe the Jets would have gotten the bye at the time. And I remember that Carolina was 9-3 going into their MNF showdown against Tampa Bay, so I'll say that they had the two seed in Week 12 (which of course they kept at the end of the season).

    Now it's time to see if I was right about #2... ;)
     
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    Well number one was easy enough with the Giants and Titans.

    The second...I am not sure if the Jets ever had home field, I think they got as high as #3 but not #2. I would say it was Pittsburgh in the AFC. In the NFC I remember Carolina going on quite a run at the end of the season and put Tampa away right around week 12 or 13.
     
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    Answers:

    1. - All were correct, Titans and Giants were 10-1 at that time.

    2. - When I originally wrote the question, it was based on some incorrect information. I was under the impression that two teams that ended up missing the playoffs (Jets and Bucs) were the #2 seed then, which is why I included the question. The two teams were actually the Steelers and Bucs.

    Tampa Bay had the same 8-3 record as Carolina but held the first tiebreaker (head-to-head) in the NFC due to a week six victory over the Panthers. Two weeks later they lost to Carolina, and did not win another game after that.

    The #2 AFC seed at the time was Pittsburgh, not the Jets. They had both a better conference record and a better record against common opponents - the difference being the Chargers defeating the Jets 48-29 in week 3 but losing to the Steelers 11-10 in week 11.
     
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    I see where you were going with that. I do enjoy trying to break these down now that PFS has set in (Post Football Syndrome) thank god for the combine in a couple of weeks fallowed by FA.
     
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    Trivia Time #4
    Playoff Edition:

    1. In this past NFL's post-season, Kurt Warner ranked first with 1147 passing yards.
    Who was second in yards passing in the post-season?

    2. In this past NFL's post-season, Larry Fitzgerald ranked first with 546 receiving yards.
    Who was second in receiving yardage in the post-season?

    3. In this past NFL's post-season, who had the most yards rushing?​
     
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    1. Big Ben comes to mind where he played in the SB as well but had a bye week. I would have to say Mr. Eagle himself....to bad they still want this guy out of town:rolleyes:

    2. I do know that he passed Jerry Rice but again I might look at the Phily but other then Westbrooks long catch and run and action Jackson with some nice long ones I would have to say D. Mason who was outstanding using one shoulder.

    3. Willy P had a great start but not much after and the Ravens shut him down. I would have to say EJ who found his way when the playoff started.
     
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    Answers:

    1. Donovan McNabb was 2nd to with 892 yards; Ben Roethlisberger was next with 692.

    2. Fitzgerald actually had more than the next two combined. Santonio Holmes was 2nd with 226 yards, followed closely by Kevin Curtis (211), DeSean Jackson (207) and Anquan Boldin (190).

    3. Willie Parker's 246 yards was first, just ten yards ahead of Edgerrin James.
     
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    Trivia Time #5
    Matt Cassel led the Pats in passing yardage for the first time, with 3693 yards. If he is traded - or even if he's not - 2008 could be the only time he leads the Pats in passing yardage.


    Who was the last Pats QB to lead the team in passing yardage only once?​
     
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    Man that is a hard one....I do know that we had Plunkett, Grogan and then Eason for at least a 20 year span. I do remember my favorite player ever in the CFL Doug Flutie had to have led the Pats in passing for one season....so that is my final answer Doug Flutie. I remember Hugh Millen having a great season...but I though he was the starter for 2 or 3 seasons....so he is my back-up pick.
     
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