Legendary Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler died at the age of 69 on Wednesday night due to complications with colon cancer, his former team and family confirmed.Stabler, known as “The Snake,” played 10 years with the Raiders, two years with the Oilers and three years with the Saints, making the Pro Bowl four times.During his seven seasons as the primary starter for Oakland, Stabler completed over 60 percent of his passes an unheard of number during the 1970s and led the league in touchdown passes twice.Raiders are deeply saddened by the passing of the great Ken Stabler, Oakland owner Mark Davis said. Was a cherished member of the Raider family and personified what it means to be a Raider. He wore the Silver and Black with Pride and Poise and will continue to live in the hearts of Raider fans everywhere.
His 15,934 career receiving yards ranks second in NFL history, his 153 receiving touchdowns ranks third, and he is eighth in career receptions. A five time NFL All Pro Selection, he had five seasons where he had 13 or more touchdowns. He played in Super XXXIX with the Eagles.
TDs. WR GOLDEN TATE led team with 6 catches for 97 yards had TD last week. Has 27 receptions for 392 yards (98 per game) 2 TDs in past 4. All that said, let’s not forget how far the ACC, and everyone else, lags behind the SEC. Since the advent of the Bowl Championship Series for the 1998 season, SEC teams have earned 10 national championships in 18 years. The ACC, Pacific 12, Big 12 and Big Ten have won two apiece, with the ACC wielding as much momentum, if not more, than the others..
However, with backup QB Matt Moore starting, and the Jets (4 9) giving second year QB Bryce Petty an extended tryout, don’t expect a showcase of aerial aptitude. SundayThe Steelers (8 5) have a one game lead in the AFC North and have won four straight. Running back Le’Veon Bell is garnering some MVP talk for his play, including a 236 yard, three TD performance last week.Bell will keep making his case against a Bengals (5 7 1) run defense that gives up 4.5 yards per carry, but Cincy has improved its play in its last two games, both wins.
He is survived by his wife Barbara, children: Romain (Burt) Peloquin of Cadott, Wisconsin, Angelie Davis of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Monica Peloquin of Cleveland, Ohio, Julane Severson of South St. Paul, Minnesota, Carmelle Peloquin of Arizona and stepson, Nathan Freedy. He is also survived by his siblings: Homer Peloquin, Danny Peloquin, Joan Ford and Mary Nesja.