By John Turney
|Jeremy Chinn. Credit: Fox Sports |
By recovering two Viking fumbles and taking them to the end zone (on back to back scrimmage plays) Jeremy Chinn tied a 62-year old NFL record for "Most Touchdowns, Game (Opponents’ recovered)" that was set November 28, 1948, by Fred (Dippy) Evans of the Chicago Bears against. Washington. He also ties an unofficial 100-year old record of Al Nesser (see Note below).
However, we are not sure but are pretty confident (based on odds) that Dippy's recoveries didn't come eight seconds apart (official clock time).
Here is the screenshot from the official NFL Record and Fact Book—
Now, this only includes the official record. According to research done by
Al Nesser recovered two fumbles in the end zone for touchdowns Sunday, October 3, 1920, when his Akron Pros beat the Wheeling Stogies 43-0. However, the NFL does not accept Nesser's achievement in their Record and Fact Book but we do.
So, well done Mr. Chinn. It has to improve Chinn's chances to be the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year. His uncle is Steve Atwater and Chinn Chinn was selected in the second round with the 64th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers and was named Defensive Rookie of the Month for October.
We shall see.