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Hardest accomplishment to do in a typical NFL game?

Poll closed Jul 5, 2007.
  1. K to Kick a 53+ yard field goal thru uprights

    2 vote(s)
    3.3%
  2. QB to Throw a hail mary pass successfully

    25 vote(s)
    41.7%
  3. RB to Rush for over 200 yards

    19 vote(s)
    31.7%
  4. QB to Pass for over 400 yards

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  5. Return kick/punt for touchdown (don't just think Devin Hester)

    3 vote(s)
    5.0%
  6. Reciever with more than 175 yards in pass yardage

    8 vote(s)
    13.3%
  1. PATRIOT64

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    What do you think is hardest to do in a game?
     
  2. RayClay

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    I'll go with the 200 yds rushing. They are all difficult though.
     
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    I say receiving 175 or more yards. That's tough because you're not the only option on a passing play; you have to be consistantly schooling the pass defense. You don't just get handed the ball out there. :D
     
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    Either the 200+ yrds rushing or the 175+ receiving...
     
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    i guess there's a statistical answer to the question. i'm usually big on stats but i'm not going to burn much time on this one--maybe it's the summer heat or maybe i'm not that interested in the question. anyway, i'll go with the Hail Mary since i think it occurs less freqently than the other possibilities, but i wouldn't put my money on it.
     
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    I'd say rush for over 200 yards. Although I am sure that receiving 175+ yards is pretty difficult too.
     
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    Hail Mary pass at the end of a game, or 200 yards rushing, both almost never happen. But for a rusher, they have good days and bad days. A hail mary is mostly luck.
     
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    None of the above. What about passing, running, and receiving TDs in the same game??? :D

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    I've seen a lot more of all of the others above combined than I've seen successful Hail Marys, at least in the NFL.
     
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    True, but I'm sure if you lined up every play and threw Hail Marys all game you'd complete one or two. How many 200 yard rushers or 175 yard receivers would you expect each game?

    Hail Marys are rarer, but not as difficult as some of the others.
     
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    Somebody else surely knows, but think about completion percentages on plain ole deep bombs. Blown coverages, defender slips, etc. and, I'm guessing, ~60-70% it's off the fingertips or a little too close to the sidelines, etc.

    200 rushing and 175 receiving are momentous days and quite rare, but a couple of breakaways or a concerted effort will get the job done.

    Everybody sees the Hail Mary coming. Then, you need a moment of daylight and precision. It's more luck and elbows than "accomplishment".

    Think about Monday morning highlights. Usually at least one 200/175 happens
    every week. Of the four or five Marys shown, almost all are batted down.

    Good question, anyhow. If I wasn't trying to defend choice, I'd prolly pick something else...
     
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    That's what I was going to say. You have to consistantly beat your man just get an oppertunity to get the ball. Your QB has to see you, a deliever a catchable ball, and most importantly, you have to make the catch.
     
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    I agree. It is incredibly difficult to be that open all game that you can rack up that many yards on your own. I reckon you would need to make a good ten receptions or so, and you would need a 70 or 80 yarder in there.
     
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    Does a hail mary require that the ball be thrown into the end zone, by definition?

    Either way, it is by far the easiest of these to do. A team would have at least a dozen opportunities to do so, probably two dozen, and at least one would result in a completion.
     
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    i think the hardest thing to do is to listen to Kevin Harlon
     
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    To answer the question as it is posed, for a quarterback to throw a hail mary successfully, all he has to do is get it up into the air. Now, for a receiver to catch one successfully, THAT'S a different matter.
     

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