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Trivial Matters

Nov. 03, 2003
Nov. 03, 2003

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Nov. 3, 2003

Trivial Matters

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COMEBACK KID Chiefs return man Dante Hall is being compared with
the greatest NFL return men ever. Through eight weeks of this
season, Hall, who is in his fourth season, has a career average
of 23.5 yards per kickoff return. Who has the NFL's highest
career kickoff return average?

a. Desmond Howard c. Deion Sanders
b. Billy Johnson d. Gale Sayers

FAIR GAME The Giants' Brian Mitchell has been returning kicks and
punts for 14 seasons and is the NFL's alltime leader in both
combined return yardage (18,321) and return touchdowns (13). He
also holds the record for career fair catches, with 221. What
wide receiver is second on the latter list?

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP Punters have a tendency to move from team to
team. Match the veteran punter (each of whom has played for at
least two franchises) with the team with which he began his NFL
career.

1. Chris Gardocki a. Bears
2. Chris Hanson b. Buccaneers
3. Chris Mohr c. Cardinals
4. Tom Tupa d. Packers

CALL TO ORDER Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt is the most accurate
kicker in NFL history, having made 86.6% of his field goal
attempts. Put these other longtime kickers in order of highest
career field goal percentage.

a. Morten Andersen, Chiefs
b. Gary Anderson, Titans
c. Jason Elam, Broncos
d. Adam Vinatieri, Patriots

ANSWERS

COMEBACK KID: d. Bears Hall of Famer Gale Sayers averaged an
NFL-record 30.6 yards per kickoff return in his career.

FAIR GAME: The Raiders' Tim Brown has 150 fair catches on punts
as well as 1,040 career pass receptions.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. a; 2. d; 3. b; 4. c

CALL TO ORDER: Vinatieri (80.9%); Anderson (80.1%); Elam (79.2%);
Andersen (78.9%)