Someone's still searching for that first TD

December, 22, 2012
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Quarterback Ryan Lindley has played five games, made three starts and attempted 141 passes during his rookie season with the Arizona Cardinals.

One thing Lindley has not yet done: throw a touchdown pass.

The sixth-round draft choice has a chance to end the streak against the Chicago Bears on Sunday. No quarterback since at least 2001 has attempted more than 91 passes over a full season without connecting for a touchdown at least once, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The chart shows Lindley and Pittsburgh's Byron Leftwich among 10 quarterbacks since 2001 with more than 50 attempts in a season and no touchdown passes.

Lindley has 141 attempts, including 120 in games he started. Ken Dorsey had 91 attempts for Cleveland in 2008 without a touchdown pass. Dorsey has the second-most attempts among the 10 scoreless players with more than 50 attempts in a season. Former Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart is also on the list. He had 77 attempts and no scores in 2009.

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