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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Steve Young's benching vs. Donovan McNabb's

By Dan Graziano
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

In 1994, 49ers head coach George Seifert benched quarterback Steve Young during a 40-8 loss (to of all teams) the Eagles. San Francisco was 3-2 before that loss, but Young helped the team win 10 of its final 11 games and then Super Bowl XXIX. 

Thanks to Jon Stewart (a different one) of ESPN Stats & Analysis, here's a look at how Young and Donovan McNabb responded to their benchings:

Steve Young (1994 Regular Season)
  Before Benching After Benching
Team W-L 3-2 10-1
Comp % 65.9 72.8
TD-INT 9-7 26-3
Passer rtg 89.8 126.3

Donovan McNabb (2008 Regular Season)
  Before Benching After Benching
Team W-L 5-5-1 4-1
Comp % 58.8 64.3
TD-INT 14-10 9-1
Passer rtg 81.1 98.7