Honor the Heroes of the Game, Preserve Its History, Promote its Values & Celebrate Excellence Everywhere
Since the founding of the National Football League in 1920, the league and its players have answered America's call during times of national crisis and military conflicts.
Prophetically, Hall of Fame coach Sid Gillman thought there needed to be a fairer way than a coin toss to determine a winner in OT. He shared his thoughts following the L.A. Rams sudden-death victory in a 1955 preseason game.
Veteran Darren Sharper is the only player who was active in 2009 who ranks among the Top 20 career leaders in interceptions. He tied for a share of the NFL lead this season while also establishing a NFL record for interception return yardage in a season (376).
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson is the highest ranked rusher among those players active in 2009. He added 730 yards to his career rushing total to jump from 14th place all-time at the start of the season to 8th place by season's end.
Enjoy a look back at memorable playoff performances by the all-time greatest players. No player has played in more Wild-Card games than Hall of Fame guard Randall McDaniel. He got first taste of playoff pressure as a rookie.