NFL 2014: Overtime Excitement
NFL 2014: Overtime Excitement

 

In 2013, an impressive 68 percent of all games were within one score in the fourth quarter.

With so many close games, it's no surprise that 16 were ultimately decided in overtime.

From Miami's 22-20 overtime decision against Cincinnati in October -- the third OT game in NFL history to end with a safety -- to San Diego's playoff-clinching 27-24 overtime win against Kansas City in Week 17, 2013 was full of exciting OT action.

The NFL teams with the best overtime records since overtime was instituted in 1974:

 

Team Record Pct.
Source: NFL
Washington24-14-1.628
Denver25-16-2.605
Arizona24-16-2.595
Pittsburgh21-15-2.579
Buffalo19-14-0.576

 

Individual overtime records

Longest Touchdown Pass

99 Yards - Ron Jaworski to Mike Quick, Philadelphia 23, Atlanta 17 (11/10/85)

82 Yards - Tom Brady to Troy Brown, New England 19, Miami 13 (10/19/03)

82 Yards - Brett Favre to Greg Jennings, Green Bay 19, Denver 13 (10/29/07)

76 Yards - Troy Aikman to Raghib Ismail, Dallas 41, Washington 35 (9/12/99)

Longest Touchdown Plays

99 Yards (Pass) - Ron Jaworski to Mike Quick, Philadelphia 23, Atlanta 17 (11/10/85)

99 Yards (Punt return) - Patrick Peterson, Arizona 19, St. Louis 13 (11/6/11)

96 Yards (Run) - Garrison Hearst, San Francisco 36, New York Jets 30 (9/6/98)

96 Yards (Kickoff return) - Chad Morton, New York Jets 37, Buffalo 31 (9/8/02)

Longest Touchdown Run

96 Yards - Garrison Hearst, San Francisco 36, New York Jets 30 (9/6/98)

60 Yards - Herschel Walker, Dallas 23, New England 17 (11/15/87)

50 Yards - Rashard Mendenhall, Pittsburgh 15, Atlanta 9 (9/12/10)

Longest Field Goal

57 Yards - Sebastian Janikowski, Oakland 16, New York Jets 13 (10/19/08)

54 Yards - Greg Zuerlein, St. Louis 16, San Francisco 13 (12/2/12)

53 Yards - Chris Jacke, Green Bay 23, San Francisco 20 (10/4/96)

 

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