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SPORTS TRIVIA 12-27
Written by Staff Report   
Wednesday, December 26, 2012 3:48 PM

Trivia

Q:  Colts quarterback Andrew Luck broke the NFL rookie record for passing yards in a season with 205 in Sunday's 20-13 win over the Chiefs, which also clinched 10-5 Indy's playoff berth. Whose record did he break?

A: Luck, with 4,182 yards passing in his rookie season, broke the NFL record of 4,051 set just last year by Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers. He's led the Colts to fourth-quarter comeback wins six times this season, also a rookie record.


Today in …

1953 – The Detroit Lions edge the Cleveland Browns 17-16 in the NFL championship game at Briggs Stadum in Detroit. Lions trail 16-10 when QB Bobby Layne ignores a screen sent in by coaches, throwing a 33-yard touchdown pass to end Jim Doran with 2:08 remaining. Doak Walker's extra point gives Detroit the lead. Filling in for injured Leon Hart, Doran catches three passes for 71 yards during the 80-yard game-winning drive. Throughout the entire 12-game regular season, Doran caught six passes for 75 yards, with no touchdowns. Lions seal the win when DB Carl Karilivacz intercepts a pass from Browns QB Otto Graham. In the worst game of his Hall of Fame careeer “Automatic” Otto completes just two passes in 15 attempts for 20 yards, with two interceptions. The game is televised on the DuMont network, with Harry Wismer and Red Grange as announcers.


Birthdays

Patriots linebacker Andre Tippett, born 1959. Saints runningback Deuce McAllister, born 1978.