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SPORTS TRIVIA 11-06
Written by Staff Report   
Monday, November 05, 2012 4:18 PM

Trivia

Q: QB Peyton Manning led Denver to a 31-23 comeback win over the Bengals Sunday, marking his 48th career comeback victory in the fourth quarter or overtime. How many times have the Bengals led Manning's teams since 1999?

A: Once. Cincinnati took a 20-17 lead 50 seconds into the fourth quarter Sunday, which lasted all of 2:23. Bengals tied Manning's Indianapolis Colts twice in their 2006 game, 3-3 and 10-10, before losing.


Today in …

1982 – Notre Dame upsets No. 1-ranked Pittsburgh 31-16 at Pitt Stadium. Coming in, Pitt is 7-0-0 while the Fighting Irish are ranked 20th, at 5-1-1. Irish trail 13-10 heading into the final period, then take the lead on a trick play. Quarterback Blair Kiel hands off to tailback Phil Carter on what appears to be a sweep around right end. But Carter pitches the ball back to Kiel, who hits wide receiver Joe Howard for a 54-yard score. Freshman tailback Allen Pinkett crosses the goal line on runs of 76 and seven yards to put the game out of reach. Pitt, which won the 1981 national title, finishes the 1982 season at 9-3-0, which leads many to doubt the potential of Panthers QB Dan Marino. Before the season, some experts had projected him as the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. Marino is chosen 27th by the Dolphins in the 1983 draft, behind five other quarterbacks.


Birthdays

Cardinals safety Pat Tillman, born 1976. Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, born 1989.