Sunday's snow was a fun setting for football, but it didn't exactly ground NFL offenses. A total of 88 touchdowns were scored for a new single-day league record.
One area where it did have an impact, however, was the legs of Philadelphia Eagles kicker Alex Henery and Detroit Lions kicker David Akers. Neither kicked a single point as the two teams opted instead to try for seven two-point conversions (succeeding on three). Akers did attempt an extra point after one Lions score, but it was blocked by the Eagles in their 34-20 victory at Lincoln Financial Field.
According to Chase Stuart of Football Perspective, the scoring kick-free game marked the first time in 56 years that a NFL game was played without an extra point or field goal sailing through the uprights. It's only happened four other times since 1940, but all four of those games were shutouts.
We cover that statistical oddity and more in this week's NFL in 90 — the recap reel that brings you all of the action you might have missed on Sunday.
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- Sports & Recreation
- American Football
- Detroit Lions
- Philadelphia Eagles
- David Akers
- Alex Henery