In today’s morning link, we send you over to FootballPerspective.com, where Chase Stuart takes a look at how former Buckeye and current Jets wideout Santonio Holmes second all-time in game-winning touchdown catches. Holmes caught a 69-yard touchdown pass from Geno Smith in Sunday’s 27-20 victory over the Buffalo Bills, which ultimately proved to be the winning score.
With the score, Holmes moved into a tie with Reggie Wayne for second-most game-winning touchdown catches all-time. While that is partially just a frivolous stat, it also highlights the type of playmaker Holmes has been in his career, his most famous highlight being the game-winning catch he hauled down from Ben Roethlisberger to help the Steelers win Super Bowl XLIII.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
Football doesn’t have a statistic like “game-winning RBIs” the way baseball does, although my friend Scott Kacsmar has been doing a great job tracking 4th quarter comebacks and game-winning drives for quarterbacks. I was wondering which players have scored the most game-winning touchdowns in the 4th quarter or overtime, and fortunately I have the data to answer that pretty easily. I looked at all games, regular and postseason, in all leagues, from 1940 to 2012, and counted all touchdowns scored that put the player’s team ahead for good (with one exception: I did not count touchdowns scored when down by 7 and the team successfully went for two afterwards).
The full article can be read here: http://www.footballperspective.com/which-player-has-scored-the-most-game-winning-touchdowns/