NFL Facts For The Incredibly Bored

Pro Football NYCSenior Writer ISeptember 10, 2009

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Fact: The Miami Dolphins are the winning-est franchise in NFL history. They have a .583 won-loss percentage (380-272-4) from their inception in 1966 to the present. The Chicago Bears are second with a .579 percentage.

Fact: Howard Cosell was the most annoying announcer / personality ever to cover an NFL game on television.  You can debate this if you like, but you'd be wasting your time. I enjoyed Cosell's use of vocabulary but it had no place in sports broadcasting.

Fact: The Chicago / St.Louis / Arizona Cadinals have lost 674 games, the most in NFL history. The Detroit Lions are second with 569 losses.

Fact: The New York Giants have never sent a pure wide receiver to the Pro Bowl.  Frank Gifford was really a halfback and Homer Jones was a kick returner and flanker (don't get wise). David Tyree made the Pro Bowl as a special teamer.

Fact: Joe Montana, considered by many to be the greatest QB of all time, only threw more than 30 TDs in a single season one time in his career (31 in 1987).  FYI, 1987 was a strike-shortened season. Montana only played in 13 games that year.

Fact: Since the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, the Pittsburgh Steelers have had only three head coaches: Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and Mike Tomlin.  The New York Jets have had 15 coaches over that period and the L.A./ Oakland Raiders have had 12.

Fact: The New York Jets have not had consecutive double-digit win seasons since 1985-86 (11-5 in '85; 10-6 in '86), when Joe Walton was the head coach.

Fact: Tony Romo is tied with Peyton Manning for second all-time in passer rating (94.7). Steve Young is first with a rating of 96.8. So, why does everyone think he stinks? Picky, picky...

Fact: Only three teams have failed to qualify in the post season in the new millennium: The Buffalo Bills, the Detroit Lions and the Houston Texans.  The Texans have a partial excuse. They've only been in the league since 2002.

Fact: Bill Parcells' real name is Duane Charles Parcells. He adopted the name Bill in high school because he was always confused with another student whose name was Bill. He played linebacker at Wichita State University and was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the seventh round of the 1964 NFL Draft. He was cut before the season started and never played a down in the NFL.

That's it for this week. Enjoy the games..