McNabb in NFC Championship -- again
Posted Jan. 11 at 07:38 AM
Not that he was the primary reason that Philadelphia won, but you’ve got to hand it to Donovan McNabb. He completed some key throws, didn’t make the big mistakes, and he’s moving on to the NFC Championship game for the fifth time in his career.
That moves him up to an elite fraternity. By our count, only four quarterbacks have started started more conference championship games, and only three others have been the starter in five of these games.
QUARTERBACKS IN CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES
Most starts since the 1970 merger:
7 Joe Montana, S.F. & K.C.
6 Roger Staubach, Dallas
6 Terry Bradshaw, Pittsburgh
6 John Elway, Denver
5 Kenny Stabler, Oakland
5 Jim Kelly, Buffalo
5 Tom Brady, New England
5 Donovan McNabb, Philadelphia
4 Fran Tarkenton, Minnesota
4 Steve Young, San Francisco
4 Troy Aikman, Dallas
4 Brett Favre, Green Bay
Note: Kurt Warner will start his third NFC Championship on Sunday (he won both of his previous two). Assuming the Steelers hang on and win against the Chargers, Ben Roethlisberger will start his third AFC Championship.
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