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    If it's happened before (most references to it say it hasn't happened since the NFL/AFL merger), why has no one ever mentioned the QB that did it before 1970?

    I'm starting to think that it's actually never happened before. . . .
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    Re: About that 400 passing/60 rushing stat. . . .

    I always thought it was odd that they picked 60 yards, then I found out it ws because Steve Young had >400 passing and something like 57 yards rushing.

    I don't know about olden days, but Fran Tarkington passed for 407 yards in a game in 1965, and that season he rushed for over 25 yards a game, so in a wild 42-41 game like that one he might have had 60 rushing yards. (the team had 154)

    Minnesota Vikings at San Francisco 49ers - October 24th, 1965 - Pro-Football-Reference.com
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    Re: About that 400 passing/60 rushing stat. . . .

    Probably a stretch, but I know a 62.5 yards/game average will net you 1000 rushing yards in a 16 game season. Maybe that's part of the thinking too?
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    Re: About that 400 passing/60 rushing stat. . . .

    It has not happened since the merger. Steve Young and Rich Gannon were the two closest behind him thats what was shown the following week on the TV. Young had 57 rushing yards and Gannon the 60 yards rushing but was just short on the passing.
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    Re: About that 400 passing/60 rushing stat. . . .

    But that's my point--if they say it's the first time it's happened since the merger, rather than the first time in NFL history, doesn't that imply that it happened before the merger as well? But, if that's the case, why has no one ever said "This is the guy who did it?" [BTW--as an interesting stat, Cassel's second 400-yard game marked the 200th time a QB accomplished that feat in the regular season.]
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