Originally written October 30, 2012 on Down and Distance:
This may be a picture of the record-holder for highest completion percentage in an NFL game. Maybe.Photo Credit: Creative Commons Don’t tell that to Jim Harbaugh, and the San Francisco 49ers, that records don’t matter! The Niners head coach plans to petition the league to alter the box score of their Monday night massacre contest against the Arizona Cardinals. Why do they want the records changed? Simply put, they’re doing it for their quarterback, Alex Smith. A play that was ruled a backwards pass for Michael Crabtree, thus resulting technically as a run attempt instead of a completed pass, is the play that the Niners wish to have reviewed. Smith finished the game 18-19, but if the play is overturned, and ruled a completion, this would give Smith a final stat-line at 19-20. The significance of the one completion is Smith’s spot in the record books. If overturned, Smith will finish the game with a 95% completion percentage, which would be the highest percentage in a single game in NFL history. Smith currently does not qualify for the record because you must attempt twenty passes in order to be in the running for the record. It is unclear whether the league will overturn the call, but either way, this seems like a nice gesture on the part of Harbaugh and the Niners. It should mean a lot to Smith that the team is trying to go to bat for him, even in this minor fashion. Maybe this is their apology for the whole trying to replace him with Peyton Manning this off-season thing. By: Frank Santos- Sports-Kings Assistant Site Manager The post 49ers petitioning league to change box score to get Alex Smith record appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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