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Old 10.01.2017, 06:59 PM
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Couple of negative Dolphins related playoff facts recently so this one will even the balance somewhat:

Of the seven shutouts ever recorded in the AFC playoffs, the Dolphins posted three of them (vs BAL 1971, NYJ 1982, SD 1992).

Got that one from my Dolphins daily calendar today!
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Old 11.01.2017, 12:06 AM
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The week prior to that 1992 Divisional game the Chargers themselves shut out the Chiefs 17-0 in the Wildcard round.

That was also the weekend of the 'Frank Reich' Bills v's Oilers comeback game.

Ah the 90's..... when NFL playoffs were actually interesting before Free Agency ruined everything.
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Old 12.01.2017, 01:56 PM
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Weirdly all of our WRs have numbers in the teens:

Julio #11
Sanu #12
Daniels #13 (Practice squad)
Weems #14
Williams #15
Hardy #16
Gabriel #18
Robinson #19

and all our player with single digit shirt numbers are called Matt:

Matt Ryan #2
Matt Bryant #3
Matt Bosher #5
Matt Schaub #8
and not forgetting practice squad QB Matt Simms #4.
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Old 12.01.2017, 06:19 PM
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Weirdly all of our WRs have numbers in the teens:

Julio #11
Sanu #12
Daniels #13 (Practice squad)
Weems #14
Williams #15
Hardy #16
Gabriel #18
Robinson #19

and all our player with single digit shirt numbers are called Matt:

Matt Ryan #2
Matt Bryant #3
Matt Bosher #5
Matt Schaub #8
and not forgetting practice squad QB Matt Simms #4.
Matt Simms is still in the league? That I didn't know...
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Old 13.01.2017, 09:14 AM
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This trend for WR's to hog numbers in the teens annoys me no end.

When I'm HC you'll get an 80'something and flaming well like it.
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Old 13.01.2017, 09:17 AM
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This trend for WR's to hog numbers in the teens annoys me no end.

When I'm HC you'll get an 80'something and flaming well like it.
Wasn't the Chargers' best ever WR #19?
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Old 13.01.2017, 12:43 PM
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Charlie Joiner wore #18
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Old 13.01.2017, 03:22 PM
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Wasn't the Chargers' best ever WR #19?
Lance Alworth.
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Old 13.01.2017, 03:38 PM
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This trend for WR's to hog numbers in the teens annoys me no end.

When I'm HC you'll get an 80'something and flaming well like it.
Wide Receivers and Tight Ends entering the NFL after 1973 were the only players allowed to wear 80-89. Players from before 1973 were allowed to keep their old numbers until retiring. Jim Otto wearing 00 as a center is an example. HOF linebacker Ted Hendricks also wore 83 for the Raiders on their last Super Bowl team.

Once the passing game started to grow further, and with some teams having already retired jersey numbers in the 80s, there was very little room left on the roster for WRs and TEs to wear their designated jersey numbers, especially during preseason. That's when the NFL decided to expand the range to include 10-19 just over a decade ago.
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Old 13.01.2017, 11:31 PM
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They always wore 10-19 in camp and pre-season, but had to apply for dispensation to wear those numbers in regular season play. Keyshawn Johnson wore #19 his entire career, and there are a few others I can't recall off the top of my head.

The simple and elegant solution here is to get rid of this horrible aerial circus the NFL has turned into, get back to everyone lining up in 'Big' formations on every down, and smash hell out of each other for 60 minutes. More RB's, more OL's, more FB's, more blocking TE's (make them wear 40'something so nobody gets tempted to throw the ball at them), fewer nancy-boy WR's on rosters. "Running out of 80's" ceases to be an issue.

Oh yeah. Strictly speaking Dwight Stone was a WR by trade but wore #20. Rod Bernstine came into the league as a TE but played most of his career as HB and wore #82. There are a good few more oddities from the 90's.

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