Doug Flutie seemed to be a fan favorite wherever he played. He captured a nation’s attention for his play at Boston College, was one of the most popular and successful quarterbacks to ever play in the Canadian Football League, and was even popular on all-four rosters. different teams he played with. in the National Football League.
Here’s a look at some interesting facts about the touchdown passes Doug Flutie threw while he was in the NFL.
#1 Doug Flutie was more effective during the second quarter. During his time in the NFL, he threw 17 touchdown passes in the first quarter, 16 in the third quarter, and 22 in the fourth quarter. During the second quarter he far exceeded these numbers by throwing up 31 TD passes in that period.
#2 The first NFL touchdown pass Flutie threw came during his rookie year and was completed to one of the greatest players to ever play the game. He came during the second quarter of a 48-14 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers while playing for the Chicago Bears. The pass went for 27 yards and was caught by eventual Football Hall of Famer Walter Payton. His first postseason TD pass came that same season and was a 50-yarder to Willie Gault in a loss to the Washington Redskins.
#3 No player caught more NFL touchdown passes from Doug Flutie than Buffalo Bills wide receiver Eric Moulds. Together, they teamed up to score 15 times during their brief time as teammates.
#4 During his career, Flutie threw for more touchdowns against a team he also played for than anyone else. He threw eight touchdown passes against the New England Patriots, just topping the seven he threw against the Indianapolis Colts.
#5 The longest touchdown pass he would throw in the NFL was 84 yards during a 25-21 loss to the New England Patriots. He was picked up by speedy receiver Eric Moulds.