October 15, 2007 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Vinny Testaverde hit Steve Smith for a 65-yard touchdown pass, DeAngelo Williams ran for 121 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 25-10. Testaverde's touchdown pass gives him at least one in 21 straight seasons, extending his NFL record and helping Carolina improve to 4-2. The teams played with quarterbacks who weren't on the roster the previous Sunday -- Tim Rattay for Arizona (3-3) and Testaverde.
November 15, 2006 |
Vinny Testaverde, who came out of retirement last season to help out the New York Jets, was signed Tuesday by New England. The move came after the Patriots lost two straight games for the first time since 2002 as Tom Brady played two of his poorest games. Until signing Testaverde, New England had only one other quarterback on its roster, second-year pro Matt Cassel from USC. Testaverde, who turned 43 Monday, was the first overall pick by Tampa Bay in the 1987 draft.
October 25, 2005 |
The Atlanta Falcons made Vinny Testaverde look every bit like a 41-year-old quarterback. Testaverde fumbled three times in the first 17 1/2 minutes, leading to two touchdowns, and the Falcons dealt New York another road loss, beating the Jets, 27-14, on Monday night. Warrick Dunn rushed for 155 yards, breaking off a 65-yard run in the second quarter that set up a field goal to give the Falcons (5-2) a 20-0 lead.
October 9, 2005 |
One picture of an old quarterback is worth a thousand words of warning. The iconic image for today's NFL fans might well be T.O. with his mouth in gear, but to an earlier generation, a single black-and-white photo fixed what the game was about: Y.A. Tittle on his knees in the shadow of the goalposts, his blue New York Giants' helmet lying on the ground a few feet away, a trickle of blood creasing his bald pate.
December 27, 2004 |
For more than 58 minutes, Vinny Testaverde was the scorn of Dallas Cowboy fans. They wanted the old guy benched so they could see a young quarterback and they were more than happy to let him know it. Testaverde tuned out the boos -- and the signs, and the chanting of his backup's name -- to show why Coach Bill Parcells trusts him so much, throwing a 39-yard touchdown pass with 30 seconds left to beat the Washington Redskins, 13-10, Sunday.
November 26, 2004 |
Bill Parcells wants to develop Drew Henson into an NFL quarterback and he wants to win games. If he has to pick one, he'll take winning every time. So with the Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Bears playing terribly and tied at halftime, Parcells pulled Henson from his first start, turned to Vinny Testaverde and walked away with a 21-7 victory Thursday, ending a three-game losing streak. "I'm going to relax and enjoy this," Parcells said.