Feely’s day Hornung-like

Posted by Darren Urban on December 13, 2010 – 4:06 pm

The game for kicker Jay Feely just keeps providing nuggets of fun. The latest is this: Feely’s 22 straight points Sunday — after the Broncos’ took a 3-0 lead, it was all-Feely, all the time until another Denver field goal made it 22-6 — was the longest string of one player scoring points in a game since Packer Hall of Famer Paul Hornung had 24 straight against the Baltimore Colts Oct. 8, 1961. (Big props to the Elias Sports Bureau and Cards’ stats wizard Mike Helm for delving into the subject).

Hornung kicked a field goal to start, and then added three straight touchdowns (kicking the corresponding point-afters) on a pair of one-yard runs and an eight-yard TD catch.

Of course, I bet Hornung didn’t finish one of his TDs with a leap into the stands.

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26 Responses to “Feely’s day Hornung-like”

  1. By ross on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Great story!

  2. By cards62 on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Feely was incredible. He really was our MVP of the game and very much deserves his great day. Man o man did he kick the ball well. Duece gets the 15 yard penalty and Feely still delivers the big kick.

  3. By jerardo on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    What the chance we sign him to a ext?

  4. By brian on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    That was a solid game for the D and a great game for Feely. I think Skelton had a ok game but what I took away from his play was good decision making and he got rid of the ball when he was in trouble. The game was very encouraging to whatch It seems if few things go right they explode with confidance and if somthing goes wrong they implode. lets hope this is an indication of things to come, what a differance one game can make on one’s perception.

  5. By Mike on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Seems to me like Skelton is a hell of a lot more ready than DA EVER was!!!

  6. By Phoenixraven1 on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Mr. Urban,

    Seems to me rashad johnson has really started to come along, quietly becoming pretty impressive or am I off on that assumption?

  7. By Darren Urban on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    PhoenixRaven —

    RE: R Johnson

    He has made some strides and is clearly the third safety now.

  8. By CNelson on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply


    Can we get Fitz to take Skelton to his off-season camp to help develop his reads as well as his chemistry with Fitz?

    I think he will be the Qb of our future, that said we should draft a qb and pick up a vet (anyone other than Derek Anderson), as well as get a great TE (or 2) in the draft to hlp him out with check downs as well as our run game…

    Needs in the draft: qb, te x2, ilb x2, olb x2, ol(gaurd). (no matter what we should have about top 5 picks this year right?)

    Any thoughts?

    As always thanks for all the quality information, and feedback. Even when 90% of the posts are haters, not pleased with the trials and tribulations of replacing a Hall of Fame Qb like Warrner.People need to understand Whiz is a great coach and will rectify the problems and move forward. We cant always be winners…(lol as long as we dont go back to “always” being the “losers”)

  9. By Darren Urban on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    CNelson —

    RE: Draft

    So many things you can look at. I can see them look at QB, TE, OL, LB, pass rusher, CB.

  10. By Mike T on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Darren,
    Just curious, do you know if hightowers stats for a single quarter are up there as “a story” or not? Seems like 93 yards, two being 35+ yards, is pretty good. Especially being in 10 mintues.

  11. By Darren Urban on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Mike T —

    RE: Hightower

    Not sure exactly what you are asking, but I will be writing about Hightower later this week.

  12. By Eazy E on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Pro Bowl:
    WR Larry Fitzgerald- He has had to deal with poor qb play and will still most likely end up with 80 catches, over 1,000 yards, and 7-10 tds.

    LG Alan Faneca- Still getting it done, run blocking as an offensive line is somewhat inconsistent but he’s been good all year run blocking and pass protecting.

    ILB Paris Lenon- Having a much better year than first expected, He’s been a solid leader and player.

    FS Kerry Rhodes- Has been a ballhawking playmaker all year and has fit in beautifully with the great a-wil. Fumble recoveries for tds(2), Interceptions(4), So many big plays.

    K Jay Feely- Well you saw it yesterday, dude was our offense for a big part of the game and has only missed 2 field goals all year long(20-22), big leg and extremely accurate and a crazy athlete.

    KR Larod Stephens-Howling- Man has he been great. 2 tds off kick returns and probably will get one or two or three… more before the season is over, gotta get in.

    I know we’ve had a horrible year, but these guys deserve to go in or at least get consideration.

  13. By KYates on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Darren ! !
    How does the 35 straight and uninterrupted points over a 4 game span match up! Again…Great job Jay! ! ! !

  14. By Darren Urban on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    KYates —

    RE: Feely uninterrupted

    Well, those were Cardinal points, but the point of the blog was that Feely was the only player on either team to score. Those other games, the opponent got in the way.

  15. By georgiebird on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Hornung was a go to guy-a great player in his era. More than anything, he was a smart player. Except for Larry and Breaston, I don’t see smart players on the Cardinals-especially the defense which desperately needs some “hands on” people.
    Skelton seems to be put together much like Eli Manning- similar size and similar personality and smart. I hope the Cardinals give him a tight end whom he can go to on a regular basis.

  16. By Kurt on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply


    Hornung-Like? I’m not sure your old enough, I hope he didn’t place any wagers… just kidding – great analogy

  17. By Red Chile on Dec 13, 2010 | Reply

    Seems not so long ago in the preseason, many of those on the forums, couldn’t believe that Whis chose Feely over Rackers, but I am very happy with his decision. Also, hopefully all those who complained about Paris Lenon will keep quiet, since he is only leading the team in tackles and has 30 more than the next guy. I know this has been a hard year for us, but I trust in Whis and where he is going with this team. Go Cards we will always support you.

  18. By K-DUB on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply


    Could Feely get a nomination for Offensive Player of the week along with Special Teams Player?

  19. By Darren Urban on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply

    K-Dub —

    RE: Feely nomination

    Doubt it.

  20. By Denver on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply

    I’ve been a Cards fan for 47 years. I honestly can not recall ever seeing the Cards scoring on a fake FG. Are you aware of the last time the Cards did score on a fake FG?

  21. By Darren Urban on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply

    Denver —

    RE: Cards Fake FG

    Let me check.

  22. By Big Red on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply

    Hey Nelson and Georgiebird your next Tight End is coming vie Fordham, thats where Skelton’s brother is and his a tight end. The El Paso connection is coming to town.

  23. By Scott H on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply

    Should we move Feely ahead of Wells on the RB depth chart? He sure got around that edge and into the endzone pretty effectively…ha-ha. It may be sad to say this but I would say that Feely’s performance on Sunday was the greatest single player performance by a Cardinal this season. Not that there’s been a lot of competition, but…it was amazing, nonetheless.

    Darren – Do you say Kerry Rhodes perhaps making it into the Pro Bowl this year? He has been a big play machine for the Cardinals this year and has done so pretty consistently. While Fitz could make it in based purely on his skill and ability, Rhodes is probably the only Cardinal that deserves consideration based on what he has done this season. Well, punters and kickers notwithstanding, that is. You thoughts?

  24. By Darren Urban on Dec 14, 2010 | Reply

    Scott H —

    RE: Rhodes Pro Bowl

    I definitely think Kerry has been a playmaker all season and I do think he deserves serious consideration.

  25. By Denver on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply


    Since Jay Feely successfully scored on a fake FG a week ago, I have heard a lot of discussion about the fake FG the Cards ran with Al Del Grecco against the Cowboys in 1988. Do you have any way of posting a video clip of that Al Del Grecco fake FG?

  26. By Darren Urban on Dec 20, 2010 | Reply

    Denver —

    RE: Del Greco

    I’d have to look in the archives.

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