GURLEY MATCHES MOSS
Pro Football Talk’s Michael David Smith wrote about a unique record shared by running back Todd Gurley and Hall of Fame wide receiver Randy Moss, in the name of the NFL owners’ meetings happening week.
Smith points out that it’s been 25 years since the conception of the two-point conversion — and in the rule’s quarter-century existence, only Gurley and Moss have scored an “eight-point play” on three separate occasions.
Here’s what Smith had to say about the rare scoring opportunity:
“Moss did it in 1998 and 2000 with the Vikings, and in 2009 with the Patriots. Gurley did it three times in 2018, twice in Week Two and once in Week Eight. Gurley is the only player to do it three times in a year, and the 2018 season had the most of those eight-point plays across the league — 15 of them — of any season in NFL history. It may become more common, as NFL teams are becoming a bit more aggressive about two-point conversions. And it may be a record Gurley owns all by himself soon.”
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CHEERS TO GRONK
Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement from the NFL after nine professional seasons over the weekend. Third-year Rams tight end Tyler Higbee and former teammate of Gronkowski, wide receiver Brandin Cooks took to social media to wish the three-time Super Bowl champion in New England happy trails.