Monday, November 1, 2010
Notes on David Garrard's fantastic day
By Paul Kuharsky
David Garrard’s excellent performance in the Jaguars’ 35-17 win in Dallas on Sunday got ESPN Stats & Information and the Elias Sport Bureau revving.
The best of what Stats and Info came up with:
The best of Elias Sport Bureau’s notes:
- He was only the second quarterback since the 1970 merger with four passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a road win. Trent Green did it in 2000.
- Garrard's four passing touchdowns tied a Jaguars single-game record.
- Garrard completed his first 12 passes of the game, one shy of the team record for most consecutive completions held by Mark Brunell, who had 13 straight in 1996 and 2003.
- The Jaguars score at least 35 points on the road for the second time this season (they scored 36 at Buffalo in Week 5), the first time they've had two road games with at least 35 points in the same season.
- Garrard threw four touchdown passes in a win at Dallas, six days after Eli Manning did the same. It was only the second time in Cowboys history that an opposing team scored on four or more touchdown passes in two consecutive home games. The first time it happened, the games were in two different seasons, and the quarterbacks were Eli Manning in the 2007 season opener and Jon Kitna, Dallas’ quarterback Sunday, for the Lions in the 2006 finale.
- Garrard completed his first 12 passes in the Jaguars' win, the longest completion streak at any point in any game against the Cowboys since Steve Beuerlein started 12-for-12 for the Panthers in a loss at Dallas in 1998.
- Tracking back to 1960, Garrard’s passer rating of 157.8 was the highest ever against the Cowboys, passing Jay Fiedler (156.0 for the 2003 Dolphins), Daunte Culpepper (147.1 for the 2004 Vikings) and Brunell (146.4 for the 2000 Jaguars).
- Since 2000, only three quarterbacks have had a first half where they completed every pass and threw two touchdowns. Garrard on Sunday, Peyton Manning for Indy on Dec. 17, 2009, and Randall Cunningham for Dallas in Sept. 10, 2000.