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Checkdowns: Greg McElroy gets a 4QC/GWD in his first game

by Chase Stuart on December 3, 2012

in Checkdowns, Passing

Scott Kacsmar has been keeping track of 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives for some time. As a technical matter, Greg McElroy earned both a 4th quarter comeback and led a game-winning drive in his first game ever yesterday. How rare is that?

The table below shows all the quarterbacks to lead 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives. Some of these, like Brian St. Pierre’scomeback win” — and to a large extent, McElroy’s 4QC/GWD — are far from laudable. Still, here is the list:

Year
Name
Tm
Opp
Week
Final Score
2012Greg McElroyNYJARI137-6
2005Ryan FitzpatrickSTLHOU1233-27
2004Brian St. PierrePITBUF1729-24
2001A.J. FeeleyPHITAM1717-13
1998Ryan LeafSDGBUF116-14
1997Jim DruckenmillerSFOSTL215-12
1987Mike KelleySDGCIN310-9
1987Brian McClureBUFNYG56-3
1985Dieter BrockRAMDEN120-16
1985Bernie KosarCLENWE524-20
1985Steve YoungTAMDET1219-16
1981Turk SchonertCINSEA127-21
1977Jerry GolsteynNYGWAS120-17
1974Clint LongleyDALWAS1224-23
1971Archie ManningNORRAM124-20
1961Sam EtcheverrySTLNYG121-10
1961Warren RabbBUFHOU522-12
1960Bob WatersSFOBAL930-22

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