Monday, December 13, 2010
Darnell Dockett gives Cardinals NFL record
By Mike Sando
NFL scorekeepers changed Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington's 40-yard interception return for a touchdown into a 39-yard return with a fumble.
Teammate Darnell Dockett recovered in the end zone.
Dockett gets the touchdown. Washington learns a lesson about finishing plays.
The Denver Broncos' Lance Ball hustled downfield to knock loose the football after Washington appeared to lose focus toward the end of his return.
One positive for Washington and the Cardinals on the fumble: Dockett's recovery gave Arizona six fumble recoveries for touchdowns this season, an NFL record. Four teams had accomplished the feat five times in a season, most recently Oakland in 1978. The San Francisco 49ers did it in 1965.