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Packers | Aaron Rodgers joins select company

Mon, 07 Feb 2011 07:17:14 -0800

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers became just the third quarterback in Super Bowl history to pass for 300 yards and three scores without an interception, joining former QBs Joe Montana (Super Bowl XIX) and Steve Young (XXIX), according to CBSSports.com. Rodgers passed for 304 yards and three touchdowns.

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Colts | Manning reaches milestone Week 15

Mon, 17 Dec 2007 08:08:49 -0800

The Associated Press reports Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning's 22 completions in Week 15 now has him at 3,426 for his career, passing Joe Montana (3,409) for eighth place all-time.

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NFL | DeBartolo could return to NFL

Sat, 08 Jul 2006 10:30:34 -0700

Mark Kreidler, of the Sacramento Bee, reports former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo could return to the NFL if he were to gain the approval of other owners. NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said DeBartolo could come to the NFL with a team he wanted to buy and a deal to make it happen and only need 24 of the league's 32 owners to OK it. Former 49ers QB Joe Montana said, "I think he's wanted to get back in for a long period of time. I just hope other people are ready to accept him who have been in the NFL because he will bring some excitement back as a team owner. He'll be more dedicated than you can imagine." Montana said he would not rule out being part of a DeBartolo ownership group if the right opportunity came along.

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NFL | Montana defends missing Super Bowl pregame ceremonies

Tue, 07 Feb 2006 05:17:43 -0800

Kevin Lynch, of the San Francisco Chronicle, reports former NFL QB Joe Montana defended his decision to decline an invitation to be a part of a Super Bowl pregame ceremony with past Super Bowl MVPs Monday, Feb. 6. The office of Peter Johnson, Montana's agent at IMG, sent out a statement in response to the media fervor prompted by The Chronicle report that Montana skipped the ceremony for money reasons. "Joe Montana was in Detroit for Super Bowl activities on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to the game, but always had planned to return home before the weekend to be with his family," the statement read. "He fulfilled his promise to attend son Nathaniel's basketball game on Friday night and son Nicholas' game on Sunday, and then be home with his family to watch the Super Bowl." Montana expounded on that statement on ESPN's "Quite Frankly with Stephen A. Smith." When asked directly by Smith if he had asked the NFL for appearance money, Montana said no.

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NFL | Montana skips Super Bowl XL over money

Mon, 06 Feb 2006 17:36:25 -0800

ESPN.com reports former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana turned down his invitation to Super Bowl XL over money, according to Newsday and the San Francisco Chronicle. The NFL invited the Super Bowl MVPs from the previous 39 Super Bowls, but Montana was one of three not in attendance. The former MVPs were given $1,000 for incidental expenses while in Detroit, along with other amenities such as tickets to the game, car rentals, and plane tickets. Montana reportedly asked for a guarantee of $100,000 in appearance money.

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Cowboys | Bledsoe Moves to Eighth on the Passing List

Sun, 25 Sep 2005 21:35:01 -0700

Nick Eatman, of DallasCowboys.com, reports Dallas Cowboys QB Drew Bledsoe threw for 363 yards Sunday, Sept. 25. Bledsoe passed QB Joe Montana's mark of 40,551 passing yards. Bledsoe is now in eighth with 40,358 yards.

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NCAA | Could Montana Return to Notre Dame?

Thu, 02 Jun 2005 10:26:19 -0700

Reggie Hayes, of the News-Sentinel, reports there is a chance former NFL QB Joe Montana could consider returning to Notre Dame as their new quarterback coach, if he is asked. Montana didn't rule out coaching in some capacity when he assisted at the team's spring game. Montana and Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis knew each other as students and graduated from Notre Dame in 1978. So far Weis has remained mum on who his selection might be for the position.

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Bengals | Fast Fact: Ken Anderson

Thu, 03 Feb 2005 18:56:20 -0800

Geoff Hobson, of Bengals.com, reports former Cincinnati Bengals QB Ken Anderson has the third highest playoff passer rating in NFL history at 93.5. Only former Green Bay Packers QB Bart Starr (104.8) and former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana (95.6) have a higher postseason rating.

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Eagles | McNabb Breaks NFL Completions Record

Mon, 06 Dec 2004 21:17:24 -0800

With a club record 14 consecutive pass completions to start Sunday's, Dec. 5, game against the Green Bay Packers, combined with 10 consecutive completions to end the Week 12 game versus the New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb set the NFL record with 24 consecutive pass completions, reports PhiladelphiaEagles.com. McNabb knocked Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana out of the NFL record book. Montana completed 22 consecutive passes against the Cleveland Browns (five) on Nov. 27, 1987 and the Green Bay Packers (17) on Dec. 6, 1987.

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Giants | Warner's a Winner

Tue, 28 Sep 2004 20:51:21 -0700

Michael Eisen, of Giants.com, reports New York Giants QB Kurt Warner's record as a regular-season starting quarterback in the NFL is 37-16, a winning percentage of .698. The only other quarterback who started his career since 1970 that has a better record (minimum 50 games as a starter) is former San Francisco 49ers QB Joe Montana, who was 117-47, a winning percentage of .713.

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