11 weeks, that is it, until the Arizona Cardinals open the 2016 NFL Season against the New England Patriots. Since there are 77 days left, let's take a look at some of the stats that go with 77.
- No one will ever wear 77 again because it is retired for Stan Mauldin. A Chicago Cardinals player who passed in 1948 of a heart attack after a game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
- The great John Navarre in 2005 and Chris Chandler in 1992 have quarterback ratings of 77.4 and 77.1 respectively.
- Jim Hart in 1976, Tom Tupa in 1989 and Jim Root (Jess' grandfather but don't ask him he's too embarrassed to say anything and would deny it) in 1953 each had season long passes of 77 yards.
- Lamar McHan had 77 career interceptions with the Cardinals from 1954 to 1958. It is worse than it actually sounds, because he threw those 77 interceptions in only 60 career games. Even playoff Palmer thinks that is impressive.
- Ollie Matson averaged 77 yards per game in 1956 for the Cardinals. He was an All Pro that season.
- Steve Breaston had 77 catches for 1006 yards and three touchdowns in 2008.
Any other 77 stats you want to look at?