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viernes, 18 de octubre de 2019

#TacleandoLaNFL Noticias recientes de la NFL



Chiefs-Broncos Draws Total Viewership of 14.4 Million Across All Platforms
Total Viewership of 14.4 Million Across TV and Digital –
Up +52% vs. 2018 Week 7 'Thursday Night Football' Game​
'Thursday Night Football' Tri-cast Averaging 16.3 Million Viewers –
Up +21% vs. Comparable Point in 2018
Last night's Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum game featuring the Kansas City Chiefs' 30-6 win over the Denver Broncos was seen by an average audience of 14.4 million across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Yahoo Sports.
The 14.4 million viewers for Chiefs-Broncos across all platforms is up +52% versus last year's Week 7 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Broncos and Arizona Cardinals (9.5 million).
Season-to-date, the Thursday Night Football tri-cast is averaging 16.3 million viewers – up +21% versus the comparable point last season (13.5 million).
Chiefs-Broncos averaged an 8.3 HH rating and 13.7 million viewers on Nielsen-measured channels – up +47% and +50% versus last year's Broncos-Cardinals matchup respectively (5.6 HH rating and 9.2 million viewers).
Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital and Yahoo Sports platforms produced an average minute audience of 1.0 million – up +128% versus last year's Week 7 Thursday Night Football matchup (447K).
Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 2.7 million combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and the Chiefs-Broncos game. For the Chiefs-Broncos game alone, 2.3 million worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching the Thursday Night Football game for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 640K.
The 2019 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 24 when the Minnesota Vikings host the Washington Redskins. Coverage from Minneapolis begins at 3:00 PM ET on NFL Network with TNF First Look, followed by NFL GameDay Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET. At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, FOX NFL Thursday airs from New York City leading up to kickoff.

Preview of NFL Network's Week 7 Saturday and Sunday Programming
'NFL GameDay Morning' Sunday at 9:00 AM ET –
New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley Sits Down with Pro Football Hall of Fame RB Barry Sanders ​
Saturday on NFL Network –
'NFL GameDay View' at 8:00 AM ET
'Good Morning Football: Weekend' at 9:00 AM ET
Southern Miss vs. Louisiana Tech at 3:30 PM ET
Each and every weekend, NFL Network provides extensive programming on Saturday and Sunday.
Provided below is a rundown of what's to come this weekend on NFL Network and NFL.com:
Saturday, October 19
  • 8:00 AM ET – NFL GameDay View airs on NFL Network with Andrew HawkinsCynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal. Hawkins and Rosenthal give their picks on which teams will win in Week 7, while Frelund provides her Week 7 projections
     
  • 9:00 AM ET – Good Morning Football: Weekend airs for three hours live from NFL Films in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, hosted by Colleen WolfeMichael RobinsonMike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero. Featured this week:
     
    • Jane Slater joins live with a preview of the Philadelphia Eagles-Dallas Cowboys matchup on Sunday
  • Reports from Mike Giardi with the Green Bay Packers, Stacey Dales with the Chicago Bears and Kimberly Jones with the New York Giants
     
  • What will the injury to Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes mean for the rest of the AFC?
  • Who is more likely to win the NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles or Dallas Cowboys?
     
  • Is the Minnesota Vikings offense back on track?
  • Good Morning Football: Weekend explains why Baltimore Ravens safety Earl Thomas needs to have a huge day against his former team the Seattle Seahawks
  • Michael Robinson answers viewer questions in the "Real Mike Rob Report"
  • Tom Pelissero has the latest on New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara's health
  • Mike Garafolo has news and notes from around the league in "Mike Drop"
     
  • Dave Dameshek looks into the string of "costume" changes around the league
  • Adam Rank weighs in on the inconsistent fantasy stars
  • 3:30 PM ET – NFL Network's coverage of Conference USA games continues with a meeting of the top two teams in the West Division when Louisiana Tech hosts Southern Miss. Play-by-play announcer Rhett Lewis, analyst Ben Leber and sideline reporter Molly Sullivan are on the call from Ruston. Pregame coverage kicks off at 3:00 PM ET with NFL Now
  • 8:00 PM ET – This week on NFL 100 Game of the Week Classics, NFL Network airs the following:
    • 8:00 PM ET – Vince Lombardi: A Football Life, Part 1
    • 9:00 PM ET – Vince Lombardi: A Football Life, Part 2
    • 10:00 PM ET – America's Game: 1967 Packers

Sunday, October 20
  • 9:00 AM ET – The Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning Presented by Lowes kicks off NFL Network's Sunday GameDay programming, with host Rich Eisen, analysts Kurt WarnerMichael Irvin and Steve Mariucci, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and various NFL Network reporters stationed across the league. Featured this week:
     
    • New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders sit down to discuss playing the position in the NFL and break down each other's film
       
    • Michael Silver provides an essay on how the current San Francisco 49ers team is reminding him of the 1981 team which started a dynasty
    • Crucial Catch story of Tennessee Titans offensive tackle David Quessenberry overcoming cancer and fighting his way back to the NFL
  • Warner's Corner – Kurt Warner and Steve Mariucci break down the tape to show how the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks offenses are succeeding with dual-threat quarterbacks and strong running games
  • Hall of Famers Only – With cornerback Jalen Ramsey traded to the Los Angeles Rams this week, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin are joined by Terrell Davis to discuss the current trend of players forcing their way off of teams
  • Football 101 – Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin show why the Los Angeles Rams offense is struggling
  • Mooch's Minute – Steve Mariucci breaks down the film to show how the New Orleans Saints defense has been dominating their opponents
  • GameDay Notebook – Ian Rapoport and Mike Garafolo discuss the latest news from around the league
  • Who is to blame for the Dallas Cowboys' three-game losing streak?
  • Which quarterback will have a better game: Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott?
  • Who is the best team in the NFC?
  • Does running back Saquon Barkley's return make the New York Giants contenders in the NFC East?
  • Cynthia Frelund examines top matchups and Michael Fabiano discusses his fantasy starts and sits
  • Live reports
    • MJ Acosta from Landover for 49ers-Redskins
    • Tiffany Blackmon from Atlanta for Rams-Falcons
    • Stacey Dales from Chicago for Saints-Bears
    • Mike Giardi from Green Bay for Raiders-Packers
    • Kimberly Jones from East Rutherford for Cardinals-Giants
    • James Palmer from Indianapolis for Texans-Colts
    • Tom Pelissero from Detroit for Vikings-Lions
    • Jane Slater from Dallas for Eagles-Cowboys
  • 11:30 AM ET – NFL GameDay View streams on NFL.com with Andrew HawkinsCynthia Frleund and Gregg Rosenthal providing last-minute fantasy advice and the latest active/inactive news updates
  • 1:00 PM ET – NFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Will Selva and Steve Weissman are joined by analysts Terrell DavisAndrew HawkinsMarcel Reece and James Jones providing 6.5 hours of coverage. NFL GameDay Live is the ONLY in-progress NFL highlights show on television
  • 7:30 PM ET – Cole Wright and Chris Rose host NFL GameDay Highlights, providing a recap of the day's action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup
  • 11:30 PM ET – NFL GameDay Prime airs with Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and host Chris Rose recapping the weekend's games
  • Around the NFL – Following the conclusion of the Sunday Night Football game, Around the NFL streams on NFL.com and YouTube, with Dan HanzusGregg RosenthalChris Wesseling and Marc Sessler providing a complete recap of the day's games

NFL RedZone Hosted by Scott Hanson
Every Sunday starting at 1:00 PM ETNFL RedZone hosted by Scott Hanson whips around the league, providing all of the touchdowns and exciting action from the day's games. To order NFL RedZone, visit NFL.com/redzone.

NFL HOSTS “BRIDGE TO SUCCESS” PROGRAM
League helps prepare former NFL players for life off the field​
New York, NY – More than 100 NFL Legends and their significant others will take part in the NFL's Bridge to Success program from Oct. 18-21 in San Diego, Ca. Hosted annually, Bridge to Success will provide players the opportunity to celebrate their past career, assess their present, and provide them with best practices and actionable items to promote future success.
On day one, each attendee will be paired with a transition coach to develop personal goals and identify the resources needed to reach them. In addition to personalized mentorship, throughout the program participants will engage in panels, breakout sessions, and networking designed to prepare them for the next chapter of their lives and post-football careers.
 "The Bridge to Success meets a very real need for former NFL players during their transition into a post-football career," said KEITH ELIAS, Director of NFL Player Engagement, and former New York Giants and Indianapolis Colts running back. "I look forward to helping inspire this next round of NFL Legends and hope that we provide them valuable insight that propels them into the next chapter of their lives."
This year's agenda features sessions with topics on NFL player benefits, interview training, LinkedIn training, introductions to careers in various industries, and more. The program also includes a networking event, encouraging all attendees grow their professional connections. Over 40 Fortune 500 companies, including Amazon and Pepsi, will be onsite to meet with and interview attendees on the final day of the program.
"Every player's transition is unique. Some struggle more than others, but we all go through it," said BEN HARTSOCK, 2016 Bridge to Success participant. "Through this program, I enjoyed reconnecting with teammates and meeting players who came before and after my time. We learned about available resources provided by the NFL and NFLPA, and were led through several insightful exercises that helped provide clarity in our career, relationships, personal development and more."
The Bridge to Success is one of several training platforms that NFL Player Engagement offers to empower and equip former players for their post-on-field NFL experiences. For more information on how the league supports players both on and off the field, click here.

STATEMENT FROM NFL COMMISSIONER ROGER GOODELL ON THE PASSING OF U.S. REPRESENTATIVE ELIJAH CUMMINGS
​"I was deeply saddened to learn this morning of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings. Congressman Cummings was a favorite son of Baltimore and his beloved district was always close to his heart, whether partnering with the Baltimore Ravens to advance social justice or inviting the NFL to speak to hundreds of high school students about the importance of fair competition and staying away from performance-enhancing drugs. As an attorney, judge, state delegate, and Member of the House of Representatives, he dedicated his remarkable life to serving others with character, integrity, and compassion. The NFL joins the Baltimore Ravens in extending our sincere condolences to the Congressman's family, constituents, and friends throughout the country."​

De interés - Séptima semana
DE INTERÉS – SÉPTIMA SEMANA
GOLPEANDO LA PUERTA DEL CLUB DE LOS 150. Los NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS llegan a la séptima semana como el único equipo invicto (6-0) de la AFC y líder de la NFL tanto en puntos anotados por partido (31.7) como en puntos permitidos por juego (8.0). A lo largo de seis partidos, el diferencial de puntos de New England (+142) es el tercero más alto en este punto de una temporada en la era del Super Bowl, solamente detrás de los St. Louis Rams de 1999 (+154) y los Dallas Cowboys de 1968 (+149). 
Contra los New York Jets en el clásico de lunes por la noche Monday Night Football (8:15 PM, hora de New York, ESPN), los Patriots pueden convertirse en el quinto equipo con un diferencial de puntos de +150 a lo largo de los primeros siete partidos de un equipo en la era del Super Bowl.
Los equipos con los diferenciales de puntos más altos a lo largo de sus primeros siete partidos de una temporada en la era del Super Bowl:
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
DIFERENCIAL DE PUNTOS
RESULTADO DE LA TEMPORADA
Dallas Cowboys
1966
+160
Avanzó hasta el Campeonato de la NFL
New England Patriots
2007
+159
Avanzó hasta el Super Bowl XLII
Chicago Bears
2006
+152
Avanzó hasta el Super Bowl XLI
St. Louis Rams
1999
+151
Ganó el Super Bowl XXXIV
Washington Redskins
1991
+149
Ganó el Super Bowl XXVI




New England Patriots
2019
+142*
???
*A lo largo de seis partidos

-- NFL --
PELIGROSO AL LANZAR. El mariscal de campo de Seattle RUSSELL WILSON lanzó 295 yardas y dos anotaciones en la victoria de los Seahawks de la sexta semana. Wilson lanzó al menos dos anotaciones en cinco de sus primeros seis juegos de 2019 y ahora tiene 67 encuentros con al menos dos pases anotadores en su carrera de ocho años.  
Con al menos dos pases anotadores el domingo contra Baltimore (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX), Wilson superaría al miembro del Salón de la Fama BRETT FAVRE (67) para la tercera mayor cantidad de partidos con al menos dos pases anotadores a lo largo de las primeras ocho temporadas de un jugador en la historia de la NFL.  
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos con al menos dos pases anotadores en sus primeras ocho temporadas en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
PARTIDOS CON DOS O MÁS PASES ANOTADORES
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis
74
Dan MarinoHOF
Miami
72
Brett FavreHOF
Green Bay
67
Russell Wilson
Seattle
67*
*En la octava temporada
Wilson tiene 14 pases anotadores y ninguna intercepción para un índice de pasador de 124.7, cifra que encabeza la liga esta temporada. Con dos pases anotadores y ninguna intercepción el domingo, Wilson igualaría a MILT PLUM (16 en 1960) para la cuarta mayor cantidad de pases anotadores sin intercepción alguna al arrancar una temporada en la historia de la NFL
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de pases anotadores sin intercepción alguna al arrancar una temporada en la historia de la NFL:​
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
PASES ANOTADORES SIN INTERCEPCIÓN ALGUNA AL ARRANCAR UNA TEMPORADA
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
20
Nick Foles
Philadelphia
2013
19
Alex Smith
Kansas City
2017
18
Milt Plum
Cleveland
1960
16




Russell Wilson
Seattle
2019
14*
*Racha activa



#Nombrado Jugador Más Valioso (MVP) por Associated Press



-- NFL --
ARRANQUE EN LLAMAS DEL GÉLIDO MATTY ICEEl mariscal de campo de Atlanta MATT RYAN lidera la NFL con 15 pases anotadores esta temporada y se ubica segundo en la liga con 2,011 yardas aéreas al llegar a la séptima semana. 
Ryan, que lanzó al menos 300 yardas en cada uno de sus primeros seis partidos, necesita 300 pasandos el domingo contra los Los Angeles Rams (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX) para convertirse en el primer jugador con al menos 300 yardas aéreas en cada uno de los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL
Los jugadores que lanzaron al menos 300 yardas en las mayores cantidades de partidos consecutivos del equipo al arrancar una temporada en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
PARTIDOS CON 300 O MÁS YARDAS AÉREAS AL ARRANCAR UNA TEMPORADA
Matt Ryan
Atlanta
2019
6*
Kurt WarnerHOF
St. Louis Rams
2000
6
Steve YoungHOF
San Francisco
1998
6
*Racha activa
Adicionalmente, Ryan lanzó al menos tres anotaciones en cuatro ocasiones en 2019. Si lanzase al menos 300 yardas y tres anotaciones el domingo, Ryan se uniría a PEYTON MANNING (2013) y al miembro del Salón de la Fama STEVE YOUNG (1998) como los únicos jugadores con al menos 300 yardas aéreas y tres anotaciones en cinco de los primeros siete partidos de su equipo de una temporada en la historia de la NFL
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de desempeños de 300 yardas aéreas y tres anotaciones en los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL:
​JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
PARTIDOS CON 300 O MÁS YARDAS Y TRES ANOTACIONES
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
5
Steve YoungHOF
San Francisco
1998
5




Matt Ryan
Atlanta
2019
4*
*A lo largo de seis partidos
# Nombrado Jugador Más Valioso (MVP) por Associated Press
-- NFL --
LOS PRIMEROS 10 DAN CÁTEDRAEl mariscal de campo novato de Arizona KYLER MURRAY, la selección global Nº 1 en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2019, y el mariscal de campo novato de los New York Giants DANIEL JONES, la selección global Nº 6, se enfrentarán el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX), por primera vez en sus carreras. 
Debajo, un vistazo a las mayores cantidades de yardas aéreas combinadas en un duelo que enfrenta a dos mariscales de campo novatos titulares seleccionados entre los diez primeros en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL en la era del Sorteo unificado:
TEMPORADA
JUGADOR (SELECCIÓN)
YARDAS AÉREAS
JUGADOR (SELECCIÓN)
YARDAS AÉREAS
YARDAS AÉREAS COMBINADAS
2012
Andrew Luck (Nº 1)
433
Ryan Tannehill (Nº 8)
290
723
2015
Jameis Winston (Nº 1)
210
Marcus Mariota (Nº 2)
209
419
1971
Dan Pastorini (Nº 3)
260
Jim Plunkett (Nº 1)
157
417
1999
Akili Smith (Nº 3)
221
Tim Couch (Nº 1)
164
385
2018
Josh Allen (Nº 7)
206
Sam Darnold (Nº 3)
170
376

El corredor de los New York Giants SAQUON BARKLEY, elección global Nº 2 en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2018, tiene 15 partidos con al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo, la mayor cantidad en la NFL desde que ingresó en la liga.
En el 20º partido de su carrera el domingo, Barkley necesita al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo para empatar a EDGERRIN JAMES (16) para la mayor cantidad de partidos con al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo a lo largo de los primeros 20 juegos de un jugador en su carrera en la historia de la NFL
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de juegos con al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo en los primeros 20 partidos de su carrera en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
PARTIDOS CON 100 O MÁS YARDAS DESDE LA LÍNEA DE GOLPEO
Edgerrin James
Indianapolis
16
Saquon Barkley
New York Giants
15*
Eric DickersonHOF
Los Angeles Rams
15
*19 partidos
-- NFL --
DÚO DINÁMICO EN DALLAS. A lo largo de sus cuatro partidos contra equipos de la NFC Este, el mariscal de campo de Dallas DAK PRESCOTT está 4-0, con 1,516 yardas aéreas (379 yardas por partido) y 14 anotaciones, para un índice de pasador de 125.4. 
Con tres pases anotadores contra Philadelphia en el clásico de domingo por la noche (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC), Prescott se convertiría en el quinto mariscal de campo en lanzar al menos tres anotaciones en cinco partidos consecutivos contra oponentes divisionales desde 1970.
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos consecutivos con al menos tres pases anotadores contra oponentes divisionales desde 1970:
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADAS
PARTIDOS CON TRES O MÁS PASES ANOTADORES
Dan MarinoHOF
Miami
1986-87
6
Brett FavreHOF
Green Bay
1994-95
5
Steve Beuerlein
Carolina
1999-2000
5
Donovan McNabb
Philadelphia
2003-04
5




Dak Prescott
Dallas
2018-19
4*
*Racha activa
El corredor de Dallas EZEKIEL ELLIOTT lidera la NFL con 5,877 yardas desde la línea de golpeo desde que ingresó en la liga, en 2016.
En el 47º partido de su carrera este domingo, Elliott necesita 123 yardas desde la línea de golpeo contra Philadelphia en el clásico de domingo por la noche para empatar al miembro del Salón de la Fama ERIC DICKERSON (47 partidos) y LE’VEON BELL (47) como el segundo jugador más rápido en alcanzar las 6,000 yardas desde la línea de golpeo en la historia de la NFL.
Los jugadores que alcanzaron las 6,000 yardas desde la línea de golpeo en las menores cantidades de partidos en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
PARTIDOS PARA ALCANZAR LAS 6,000 YARDAS DESDE LA LÍNEA DE GOLPEO
Edgerrin James
Indianapolis
44
Eric DickersonHOF
Los Angeles Rams
47
Le’Veon Bell
Pittsburgh
47
LaDainian TomlinsonHOF
San Diego
48



Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas
46*
*Tiene 5,877 yardas desde la línea de golpeo

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 7
KNOCKING ON THE 150 CLUB: The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS enter Week 7 as the lone undefeated team (6-0) in the AFC and lead the NFL in both points per game (31.7) and points allowed per game (8.0). Through six games, New England’s point differential (+142) is the third-highest at this point of a season in the Super Bowl era, trailing only the 1999 St. Louis Rams (+154) and the 1968 Dallas Cowboys (+149).
Against the New York Jets on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), the Patriots can become the fifth team with a +150 point differential through a team’s first seven games in the Super Bowl era.
The teams with the highest point differential through their first seven games of a season in the Super Bowl era:
TEAM
SEASON
POINT DIFFERENTIAL
SEASON RESULT
Dallas Cowboys
1966
+160
Advanced to NFL Championship
New England Patriots
2007
+159
Advanced to Super Bowl XLII
Chicago Bears
2006
+152
Advanced to Super Bowl XLI
St. Louis Rams
1999
+151
Won Super Bowl XXXIV
Washington Redskins
1991
+149
Won Super Bowl XXVI




New England Patriots
2019
+142*
???
*Through six games

-- NFL --
DANGERUSS: Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks’ Week 6 victory. Wilson has passed for at least two touchdowns in five of his first six games in 2019 and now has 67 games with at least two touchdown passes in his eight-year career. 
With at least two touchdown passes on Sunday against Baltimore (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Wilson would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (67) for the third-most games with at least two touchdown passes through a player’s first eight seasons in NFL history
The players with the most games with at least two touchdown passes in their first eight seasons in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
GAMES WITH 2+ TD PASSES
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis
74
Dan MarinoHOF
Miami
72
Brett FavreHOF
Green Bay
67
Russell Wilson
Seattle
67*
*In eighth season
Wilson has 14 touchdown passes and zero interceptions for a league-leading 124.7 passer rating this season. With two touchdown passes and no interceptions on Sunday, Wilson would tie MILT PLUM (16 in 1960) for the fourth-most touchdown passes without an interception to begin a season in NFL history.
The players with the most touchdown passes without an interception to begin a season in NFL history:​
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
TD PASSES WITHOUT INT TO START SEASON
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
20
Nick Foles
Philadelphia
2013
19
Alex Smith
Kansas City
2017
18
Milt Plum
Cleveland
1960
16




Russell Wilson
Seattle
2019
14*
*Active Streak



#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player



-- NFL --
MATTY ICE’S HOT STARTAtlanta quarterback MATT RYAN leads the NFL with 15 touchdown passes this season and ranks second in the league with 2,011 passing yards entering Week 7.
Ryan, who has passed for at least 300 yards in each of his first six games, needs 300 passing yards on Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams (1:00 PM ET, FOX) to become the first player with at least 300 passing yards in each of his team’s first seven games of a season in NFL history.
The players to pass for at least 300 yards in the most consecutive team games to begin a season in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
GAMES WITH 300+ PASSING YARDS TO BEGIN SEASON
Matt Ryan
Atlanta
2019
6*
Kurt WarnerHOF
St. Louis Rams
2000
6
Steve YoungHOF
San Francisco
1998
6
*Active streak

Additionally, Ryan has passed for at least three touchdowns on four occasions in 2019. By throwing for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday, Ryan would join PEYTON MANNING (2013) and Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (1998) as the only players with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in five of their team’s first seven games of a season in NFL history.
The players with the most performances of 300 passing yards and three touchdowns in their team’s first seven games of a season in NFL history:
​PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
GAMES WITH 300+ YARDS & 3 TDs
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
5
Steve YoungHOF
San Francisco
1998
5




Matt Ryan
Atlanta
2019
4*
*Through six games
#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player
-- NFL --
TOP 10 SHOWDOWNArizona rookie quarterback KYLER MURRAY, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 NFL Draft, and New York Giants rookie quarterback DANIEL JONES, the No. 6 overall selection, will face off Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), for the first time in their careers.
Below is a look at the most combined passing yards in a matchup featuring two rookie starting quarterbacks each selected in the top 10 of the NFL Draft in the common draft era:
SEASON
PLAYER (SELECTION)
PASS YARDS
PLAYER (SELECTION)
PASS YARDS
COMBINED PASS YARDS
2012
Andrew Luck (No. 1)
433
Ryan Tannehill (No. 8)
290
723
2015
Jameis Winston (No. 1)
210
Marcus Mariota (No. 2)
209
419
1971
Dan Pastorini (No. 3)
260
Jim Plunkett (No. 1)
157
417
1999
Akili Smith (No. 3)
221
Tim Couch (No. 1)
164
385
2018
Josh Allen (No. 7)
206
Sam Darnold (No. 3)
170
376

New York Giants running back SAQUON BARKLEY, the No. 2 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, has 15 games with at least 100 scrimmage yards, the most in the NFL since entering the league.
Appearing in his 20th career game on Sunday, Barkley needs at least 100 scrimmage yards to tie EDGERRIN JAMES (16) for the most games with at least 100 scrimmage yards through a player’s first 20 career games in NFL history.
The players with the most games of at least 100 scrimmage yards in their first 20 career games in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Edgerrin James
Indianapolis
16
Saquon Barkley
New York Giants
15*
Eric DickersonHOF
Los Angeles Rams
15
*19 games
-- NFL --
DYNAMIC DUO IN DALLAS: Over his last four games against NFC East opponents, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT is 4-0 with 1,516 passing yards (379 yards per game) and 14 touchdowns for a 125.4 passer rating.
With three passing touchdowns against Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), Prescott would become the fifth quarterback to pass for at least three touchdowns in five consecutive games against divisional opponents since 1970.
The players with the most consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes against divisional opponents since 1970:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASONS
GAMES WITH 3+ PASS TDs
Dan MarinoHOF
Miami
1986-87
6
Brett FavreHOF
Green Bay
1994-95
5
Steve Beuerlein
Carolina
1999-2000
5
Donovan McNabb
Philadelphia
2003-04
5




Dak Prescott
Dallas
2018-19
4*
*Active streak

Dallas running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads the NFL with 5,877 scrimmage yards since entering the league in 2016.
Appearing in his 47th career game, Elliott needs 123 scrimmage yards against Philadelphia on Sunday Night Football to tie Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (47 games) and LE’VEON BELL (47) as the second-fastest player to reach 6,000 scrimmage yards in NFL history.
The players to reach 6,000 scrimmage yards in the fewest games in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
GAMES TO REACH 6,000 SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Edgerrin James
Indianapolis
44
Eric DickersonHOF
Los Angeles Rams
47
Le’Veon Bell
Pittsburgh
47
LaDainian TomlinsonHOF
San Diego
48



Ezekiel Elliott
Dallas
46*
*Has 5,877 scrimmage yards


Kansas City Chiefs Face Division Rival Denver Broncos on 'Thursday Night Football'
Chiefs-Broncos Thursday at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network & Amazon Prime Video​
'NFL GameDay Kickoff' Airs at 6:00 PM ET From Denver
'FOX NFL Thursday' Airs From New York City at 7:30 PM ET
The 2019 season of Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum continues Thursday, October 17 when quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs travel to face linebacker Von Miller and the Denver Broncos in an AFC West divisional matchup at Empower Field at Mile High at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.
Play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman, along with reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink call the action from Denver. Additionally, FOX's NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.
Coverage from Denver kicks off at 3:00 PM ET on NFL Network with TNF First Look, hosted by Andrew Siciliano.
At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL GameDay Kickoff previews the Chiefs-Broncos matchup from Denver, with host Colleen Wolfe and analysts Joe ThomasSteve Smith Sr. and Michael Irvin live from outside Empower Field at Mile High.
Among the topics discussed this week on NFL GameDay Kickoff include:
  • How does quarterback Patrick Mahomes regain his MVP form and end the Kansas City Chiefs' two-game losing streak?
     
  • Why has John Elway struggled to find a franchise quarterback in Denver?
  • Will the Kansas City Chiefs' defense keep them from making the Super Bowl?
  • NFL 100 Generations – This week on NFL 100 Generations, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller sits down with Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end Bruce Smith, and Kansas City Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu sits down with Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey
At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, FOX NFL Thursday airs from New York City with Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael StrahanHowie Long and Tony Gonzalez, and insider Peter Schrager providing the final say leading up to Chiefs-Broncos.
At halftime on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, Strahan, Long and Gonzalez break down the first half. Following the game, Wolfe, Thomas, Smith Sr. and Irvin host the postgame show from Empower Field at Mile High and are joined by a star of the game live on-set, exclusively on NFL Network.
Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET with Scott HansonLindsay RhodesWillie McGinestJames Jones and David Carr on NFL Total Access.
Fans also may stream the game through NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. In addition to the default FOX broadcast with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, Prime members can choose from additional Prime Video exclusive commentary from Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer, or U.K. English language broadcasters Derek Rae and Tommy Smyth. Chiefs-Broncos is also available to all fans on mobile through NFL digital properties (NFL App, NFL Fantasy and NFL.com mobile web), on Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media properties, and on club sites and apps of the Chiefs and Broncos. During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF. NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch simulcast subject to change.
FOX Deportes' coverage kicks off at 7:30 PM ET live from Empower Field at Mile High. Hosts Rodolfo Landeros and Jessi Losada join play-by-play announcer Adrian Garcia-Marquez, former Arizona Cardinals offensive lineman and analyst Rolando Cantu, and reporter Jaime Motta. An edition of NFLEROS, the network's weekly NFL program, airs immediately after Chiefs-Broncos.
Live game audio of Thursday Night Football will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One, and carried on SiriusXM and the TuneIn app. For a full listing of Thursday Night Football viewing options, fans can visit NFL.com/TNF.
On Thursday at 6:00 PM ETNFL GameDay View streams on NFL.com with Andrew HawkinsCynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal previewing Week 7. Hawkins and Rosenthal give their picks on which teams will win in Week 7, while Frelund provides her Week 7 projections. This edition of NFL GameDay View re-airs on Saturday at 8:00 AM and Midnight ET on NFL Network.

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl to Air Live on NFL Network Through 2024
For Immediate Release
October 16, 2019
Contacts:
NFLPA
Carl Francis | Director of Communications
Carl.Francis@nflpa.com | 202-756-9169​
NFL Media
Andrew Howard | Communications Manager
Andrew.Howard@NFL.com | 310-845-4579

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The NFL Players Association and NFL Media have agreed to a multi-year deal to broadcast the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl live on NFL Network. With this new partnership, the NFLPA's all-star college showcase will air exclusively on the year-round network home of the NFL through 2024.
The ninth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl is scheduled for a 4 p.m. PST/7 p.m. EST kickoff on January 18, 2020 at the historic Rose Bowl Stadium in California.
"We are excited for the opportunity to continue growing the audience of our game with NFL Network, which has become the number one source for all things football," said Teri Smith, NFLPA Collegiate Bowl director and acting COO of the NFLPA. "Our goal has always been to provide NFL prospects and future members with maximum support and exposure. This partnership is an extension of that mission."
"We are thrilled to be the official broadcast home of the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl and to continue to showcase the next generation of NFL athletes," said Hans Schroeder, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of NFL Media. "Broadcasting the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl live on NFL Network presents a great opportunity to add to our growing footprint in the college game, including regular season Conference USA games as well as all-star games such as the Senior Bowl and East-West Shrine Bowl."
Live practice coverage will be aired in the week leading up to the game and relevant content will be featured across NFL Media's various platforms – all of which will highlight the week-long experience that serves to educate participants about the business of football and provide them with resources to succeed at the next level.
Founded in 2012, the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl gives prospective players the best opportunity to showcase their talents to potential employers and fans. Nearly 200 scouts, player personnel staff, general managers and head coaches from all 32 NFL teams are expected be in attendance to watch live practices, conduct player interviews and review tape.
For the latest news and updates on the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, visit the game's website at http://collegiate.nflpa.com/ and follow @NFLPABowl on Twitter and Instagram.

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Notas de la NFL de la séptima semana
LA NFL LLEVA UN RITMO EMOCIONANTE CUANDO YA TIENE A LA VISTA EL 100º PARTIDO DE SU 100A TEMPORADA
Para ayudar a celebrar la 100ª temporada de la NFL, cada semana tendrá un Partido de la semana NFL100. Cada juego será un guiño a enfrentamientos trascendentales disputados en la historia, una rivalidad feroz cimentada durante décadas, un duelo de equipos originales y/o un juego en el que quedó en los anales. La NFL designó el duelo del domingo Raiders-Packers como el Partido de la Semana NFL100 porque involucra a equipos con memorias indelebles en tres encuentros previos. El más memorable de todos fue el Super Bowl II, celebrado el 14 de enero de 1968 en el Orange Bowl de Miami, Florida, el que resultó ser el último partido de la carrera VINCE LOMBARDI como entrenador de Green Bay. Los Packers, que venían de su triunfo en el denominado Tazón del hielo (Ice Bowl) sobre los Cowboys, derrotaron a los campeones de la AFL, los Raiders, 33-14. … Casi 25 años más tarde, hacia el final de un partido duro contra los L.A. Raiders el 26 de diciembre de 1993, LeROY BUTLER forzó un balón suelto de los Raiders recuperado por el miembro del Salón de la Fama REGGIE WHITE. Después de correr 10 yardas, White lateralizó hacia Butler, que lo llevó las 25 yardas que faltaban para llegar hasta la zona de anotación e inventó el Salto de Lambeau (Lambeau Leap) al tiempo que Green Bay se aseguraba una plaza en la postemporada … Después, el 22 de diciembre de 2003, en Oakland, el miembro del Salón de la Fama BRETT FAVRE, apenas un día después de la muerte de su padre, lanzó 399 yardas y cuatro anotaciones ante una audiencia televisiva nacional del clásico de lunes por la noche Monday Night Football, encabezando a Green Bay a obtener un triunfo bisagra que catapultó a los Packers hacia la postemporada. … Incidentalmente, luego de la derrota de los Raiders ante los Packers de Lombardi en el Super Bowl II, los Raiders ganaron los cinco siguientes encuentros con Green Bay, y no perderían ante los Packers por nada menos que 23 años, lapso en el que se alzaron con tres Super Bowls.
LOS DUELOS MÁS COMPETITIVOS JAMÁS VISTOS. Ninguna otra temporada a lo largo de seis semanas produjo más partidos decididos por siete o menos puntos que la de 2019. Este año, 51 de los 92 juegos disputados hasta el momento (el 55.4 por ciento) fueron decididos por siete o menos puntos, incluyendo nueve de los 14 encuentros de la sexta semana. Esta temporada también está empatando la mayor cantidad de partidos definidos por un punto a lo largo de sexta semana desde la fusión de 1970.
Las temporadas con las mayores cantidades de juegos decididos por uno y siete o menos puntos a lo largo de seis semanas:
PARTIDOS DECIDIDOS POR UNO O MENOS PUNTOS, A LO LARGO DE LA SEXTA SEMANA, DESDE 1970PARTIDOS DECIDIDOS POR SIETE O MENOS PUNTOS, A LO LARGO DE LA SEXTA SEMANA, EN LA HISTORIA
20199 201951
20169 201650
19979 199950
19729 201847
19998 201547
   201147

100º DE LA 100A. Uno de los partidos del primer turno del domingo marcará el 100º juego de la 100ª temporada de la NFL. La liga completó 92 partidos llegando a esta semana. Mientras la 100ª patada inicial se aproxima, varios jugadores y equipos de la NFL están a ritmo de desafiar algunas de las marcas más emblemáticas. 
La semana comienza el jueves (8:20 PM, hora de New York, FOX/NFLN/AMAZON) en el Empower Field de Mile High, donde PATRICK MAHOMES y los KANSAS CITY CHIEFS se encuentran con JOE FLACCO y los DENVER BRONCOS. Con 2,104 yardas aéreas, Mahomes está a ritmo de quebrar la marca de la NFL de una sola temporada ostentada por el ex mariscal de campo de Denver PEYTON MANNING (5,477 en 2013). 
En la tarde del domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX), LAMAR JACKSON y los BALTIMORE RAVENS viajan para vérselas con RUSSELL WILSON y los SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Wilson tiene un índice de pasador superior a 100 en cada uno de los primeros seis partidos de Seattle y está a ritmo de quebrar dos marcas de la NFL para una sola temporada ostentadas por AARON RODGERS: su índice de pasador de 122.5 registrado en 2011 y su porcentaje de intercepciones de 0.34, de 2018. Mientras tanto, la semana pasada Jackson tuvo 236 yardas aéreas y 152 yardas por tierra, un pico de carrera, con una anotación en el triunfo de su equipo 23-17 sobre Cincinnati. Sus 152 yardas por tierra significaron la cuarta mayor cantidad lograda por un mariscal de campo en un solo partido en la historia de la NFL, incluyendo postemporada. Jackson, que registró el tercer juego de su carrera con al menos 115 yardas por tierra, es el primer mariscal de campo en la era del Super Bowl en concebir al menos 115 yardas por tierra en al menos tres partidos en sus primeras dos temporadas.
Para cerrar la séptima semana, el clásico de lunes en la noche Monday Night Football (8:15 PM, hora de New York, ESPN), con los NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS visitando a los NEW YORK JETS. New England esta temporada mantuvo a los mariscales de campo de la NFL en un índice de pasador de 42.6. A lo largo de una temporada completa desde 2000, los Tampa Bay Buccaneers de 2002 mantuvieron a sus oponentes con el índice de pasador más bajo: 48.4. También a lo largo de seis semanas, New England aventajó a sus oponentes en el marcador por 142 puntos. Desde la fusión de 1970, solamente los St. Louis Rams de 1999, campeones del Super Bowl (+154), tuvieron un diferencial de puntos más alto a lo largo de seis semanas. 
Individuos y equipos destacados a ritmo histórico a lo largo de seis semanas:
MARCA DE LA NFL PARA UNA SOLA TEMPORADAJUGADOR/CLUBTIENERITMOMARCA, OSTENTADA POR
Índice de pasadorRussell Wilson, Sea124.7124.7122.5, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
Yardas aéreasPatrick Mahomes, Kansas City2,1045,6115,477, Peyton Manning, 2013
Más juegos con 300 o más yardas aéreasMatt Ryan, Atl61613, Drew Brees, 2011
Menores porcentajes de pases interceptadosRussell Wilson, Sea0.00.00.34, Aaron Rodgers, 2018
Porcentaje de pases completosDerek Carr, Oak73.373.374.4, Drew Brees, 2018
RecepcionesMichael Thomas, New Orleans53141143, Marvin Harrison, 2002
Yardas desde la línea de golpeoChristian McCaffrey, Car9232,4612,509, Chris Johnson, 2009
Capturas (estadística oficial desde 1982)Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay92422.5, Michael Strahan, 2001
 Myles Garrett, Cle924 
Balones sueltos del oponente recuperados*Devin Bush, Pit411Nueve, Don Hultz, 1963
Puntos, novato*Joey Slye, Car54144150, Cody Parkey, 2014
   
Yardas terrestresBaltimore2,7043,2803,165, New England, 1978
Yardas aéreasKansas City1,2305,6105,444, Denver, 2013
Capturas de equipoCarolina277272, Chicago, 1984
Índice de pasador del oponente +New England42.642.648.4, Tampa Bay, 2002 o más
*novato    +desde 2000
QUEDAN MUCHOS DUELOS PARA EL INFARTO. La esperanza es un recurso abundante a lo largo de la NFL. Eso es porque en 2018, tras la séptima semana, cinco de los 12 equipos que clasificaron a la postemporada tenían registro de .500 o peor en las posiciones de la NFL. Después de que concluya esta semana el lunes por la noche en el estadio MetLife, es muy probable que al menos un equipo con marca de .500 o peor aún termine alcanzando la postemporada. Desde 2011, al menos un equipo clasificó para la postemporada tras haber arrancado el año con registro de .500 o peor a lo largo de la séptima semana.
Los equipos que clasificaron a la postemporada que tenían marca de .500 o peor a lo largo de siete semanas, desde 2011:
AÑOEQUIPOS EN POSTEMPORADA CON REGISTRO DE .500 O PEOR A LO LARGO DE SIETE SEMANAS
2018*Chicago, *Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle
2017Atlanta
2016Miami
2015*Houston, Kansas City, Seattle, *Washington
2014*Carolina, *Seattle
2013*Carolina, *Philadelphia
2012Cincinnati, *Denver, Indianapolis, *Washington
2011*Denver
                                                 *ganó la división
BARRETT & GARRETT, LLC. El apoyador de Tampa Bay SHAQUIL BARRETT y el ala defensiva de Cleveland MYLES GARRETT se ganaron sus respectivos descansos de esta semana. Ambos jugadores quedan libres en la séptima tras haber comenzado la temporada a ritmo tórrido. Barrett y Garrett están empatados en el liderazgo de la NFL con nueve capturas. La última vez que más de un jugador tuvieron nueve o más capturas a lo largo de seis semanas fue en 2013 (ROBERT MATHIS y JUSTIN HOUSTON tuvieron 9.5 cada uno).​
ACARREANDO ANOTACIONES A DIESTRA Y SINIESTRA. Los clubes de la NFL se combinan para 167 acarreos anotadores a lo largo de seis semanas de juego. Solamente las campañas de 1979 y 1976 tuvieron más en la historia de la NFL al llegar a la séptima semana.
Los mariscales de campo llevan acarreadas 31 anotaciones durante la temporada 2019, superando a la de 2002 (28) para la mayor cantidad de anotaciones terrestres conseguidas por mariscales de campo a lo largo de las primeras seis semanas de una temporada desde la fusión de 1970. En la sexta semana, los mariscales de campo totalizaron 10 acarreos anotadores, superando a la decimotercera semana de la temporada 2015 (nueve) para la mayor cantidad en una sola semana desde 1970.
Las mayores cantidades de acarreos anotadores totales por jugadores de la NFL a lo largo de seis semanas en la historia de la NFL:
AÑOANOTACIONES TERRESTRES
1979187
1976175
2019167
1984167
Muchos158

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Week 7 NFL preview
NFL ON THRILLING PACE WITH 100TH GAME ON TAP
To help celebrate the NFL’s 100th season, each week will feature an NFL 100 Game of the Week. Each game is a nod to a momentous game played, a fierce rivalry that spans decades, a matchup of original teams and/or a game in which history was made . The NFL has designated Sunday’s Raiders-Packers matchup as the NFL100 Game of the Week because the contest involves teams that made indelible memories in three previous meetings. Most memorable was Super Bowl II, Jan. 14, 1968, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., the final game of VINCE LOMBARDI’s Green Bay coaching career. The Packers, fresh off their Ice Bowl win over the Cowboys, held off the AFL champion Raiders, 33-14. … Nearly 25 years later, late in a frigid game against the L.A. Raiders on Dec. 26, 1993, LeROY BUTLER forced a Raiders fumble recovered by Pro Football Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE. After rumbling 10 yards, White lateraled to Butler, who covered the remaining 25 yards into the end zone and invented the Lambeau Leap as Green Bay clinched a playoff berth … Then, on Dec. 22, 2003, in Oakland, Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE, only a day after his father’s death, threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns before a Monday Night Football television audience, leading Green Bay to a pivotal win that catapulted the Packers to the playoffs. … Incidentally, following the Raiders’ loss to Lombardi’s Packers in Super Bowl II, the Raiders won the next five meetings with Green Bay, and wouldn’t lose to the Packers again for 23 years, capturing three Super Bowls in that span.
MOST COMPETITIVE CONTESTS EVER: No other season through six weeks has produced more games decided by seven-or-fewer points than 2019. This year, 51 of 92 games (55.4 percent) have been decided by seven-or-fewer points, including nine of 14 games in Week 6. This season also is tied for the most one-point games through Week 6 since the 1970 merger.
The seasons with the most games decided by one- and seven-or-fewer points through six weeks:
GAMES DECIDED BY ONE-OR-FEWER POINTS, THROUGH WEEK 6, SINCE 1970
GAMES DECIDED BY SEVEN-OR-FEWER POINTS, THROUGH WEEK 6, ALL-TIME
2019
9

2019
51
2016
9

2016
50
1997
9

1999
50
1972
9

2018
47
1999
8

2015
47



2011
47

100TH OF THE 100TH: One of the early contests Sunday will mark the 100th game of the NFL’s 100th season. The league has completed 92 games entering this week. As the 100th kickoff approaches, several NFL players and teams are on pace to challenge some of the game’s most esteemed records.
The week begins Thursday (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/AMAZON) at Empower Field at Mile High, where PATRICK MAHOMES and the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS meet JOE FLACCO and the DENVER BRONCOS. With 2,104 passing yards, Mahomes is on pace to break the single-season NFL record held by former Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING (5,477 in 2013).
On Sunday afternoon (4:25 PM ET, FOX), LAMAR JACKSON and the BALTIMORE RAVENS travel to meet RUSSELL WILSON and the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Wilson has a passer rating over 100 in each of Seattle’s first six games and is on pace to break two single-season NFL records held by AARON RODGERS, his 122.5 passer rating in 2011 and his 0.34 interception percentage in 2018. Meanwhile, Jackson last week had 236 passing yards and a career-high 152 rushing yards with a touchdown in a 23-17 win over Cincinnati. His 152 rushing yards were the fourth-most by a quarterback in a single game in NFL history, including the postseason. Jackson, who registered his third career game with at least 115 rushing yards, is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to register at least 115 rushing yards in at least three games in his first two seasons.
To close Week 7 on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS visit the NEW YORK JETS. New England has held NFL quarterbacks this season to a 42.6 passer rating. Over a full season since 2000, the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have held opponents to the lowest passer rating, 48.4. New England also through six weeks has outscored opponents by 142 points. Since the 1970 merger, only the 1999 Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams (plus-154) had a higher point-differential through six weeks.
Notable individuals and teams on a historic pace through six weeks:
SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD
PLAYER/CLUB
HAS
PACE
RECORD, HELD BY
Passer rating
Russell Wilson, Sea
124.7
124.7
122.5, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
Passing yards
Patrick Mahomes, KC
2,104
5,611
5,477, Peyton Manning, 2013
Most games, 300-or-more passing yards
Matt Ryan, Atl
6
16
13, Drew Brees, 2011
Lowest pct. of passes intercepted
Russell Wilson, Sea
0.0
0.0
0.34, Aaron Rodgers, 2018
Completion percentage
Derek Carr, Oak
73.3
73.3
74.4, Drew Brees, 2018
Receptions
Michael Thomas, NO
53
141
143, Marvin Harrison, 2002
Yards from scrimmage
Christian McCaffrey, Car
923
2,461
2,509, Chris Johnson, 2009
Sacks (official statistic since 1982)
Shaquil Barrett, TB
9
24
22.5, Michael Strahan, 2001

Myles Garrett, Cle
9
24

Opponent fumbles recovered
*Devin Bush, Pit
4
11
9, Don Hultz, 1963
Points, rookie
*Joey Slye, Car
54
144
150, Cody Parkey, 2014



Rushing yards
Baltimore
2,704
3,280
3,165, New England, 1978
Passing yards
Kansas City
1,230
5,610
5,444, Denver, 2013
Team sacks
Carolina
27
72
72, Chicago, 1984
Opponent passer rating+
New England
42.6
42.6
48.4, Tampa Bay, 2002+
PLENTY OF HEARTBEATS REMAINING: Hope is in plentiful supply across the NFL. That’s because in 2018 after Week 7, five of the 12 teams that qualified for the playoffs were either .500 or below in the NFL standings. After this week concludes on Monday night at MetLife Stadium, it’s very likely that at least one team sitting at .500 or below will still make the playoffs. Since 2011, at least one team has qualified for the playoffs after beginning the year at-or-below .500 through Week 7.
The playoff teams that were at-or-below .500 through seven weeks, since 2011:
YEAR
PLAYOFF TEAMS AT OR BELOW .500 THROUGH SEVEN WEEKS
2018
*Chicago, *Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle
2017
Atlanta
2016
Miami
2015
*Houston, Kansas City, Seattle, *Washington
2014
*Carolina, *Seattle
2013
*Carolina, *Philadelphia
2012
Cincinnati, *Denver, Indianapolis, *Washington
2011
*Denver
                                                 *won division
BARRETT & GARRETT, LLC: Tampa Bay linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT and Cleveland defensive end MYLES GARRETT have earned their byes this week. Both players are off in Week 7 after beginning the season on a torrid pace. Barrett and Garrett are tied for the NFL lead with nine sacks. The last time multiple players had nine-or-more sacks through six weeks was in 2013 (ROBERT MATHIS and JUSTIN HOUSTON each had 9.5).
RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ON UPWARD SLOPE: NFL clubs have combined for 167 rushing touchdowns through six weeks of play. Only the 1979 and 1976 seasons had more in NFL history entering Week 7.
At the quarterback position alone, NFL signal-callers have rushed for 31 touchdowns during the 2019 season, surpassing 2002 (28) for the most rushing touchdowns by quarterbacks through the first six weeks of a season since the 1970 merger. In Week 6, quarterbacks totaled 10 rushing touchdowns, surpassing Week 13 of the 2015 season (nine) for the most in a single week since 1970.
The most overall rushing touchdowns by NFL players through six weeks in NFL history:
YEAR
RUSH TD
1979
187
1976
175
2019
167
1984
167
Many
158

NFL SCHEDULEOCTOBER 17, 20-21
(All times Eastern)
Thursday
Sunday (cont.)
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos
8:20 PM
FOX/NFLN
AMAZON
San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins
1:00 PM
FOX
Sunday
Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans
4:05 PM
CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta Falcons
1:00 PM
FOX
New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears
4:25 PM
FOX
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
1:00 PM
CBS
Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks
4:25 PM
FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
1:00 PM
CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys
8:20 PM
NBC
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
1:00 PM
FOX
Monday


Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers
1:00 PM
CBS
New England Patriots at New York Jets
8:15 PM
ESPN
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts
1:00 PM
CBS
Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants
1:00 PM
FOX
Byes: Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay


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'NFL 100 Greatest Characters' Concludes Friday, October 18 Followed by Series Finale of 'NFL 100 Roundtables'
​​Top 30 of 'NFL 100 Greatest Characters' Revealed at 8:00 PM ET​
'NFL 100 Roundtables' Series Concludes with 'The Quarterbacks' and 'The Offensive Linemen' at 10:00 PM ET

The NFL 100 Greatest series wraps up another category Friday, October 18 at 8:00 PM ET with the top 30 characters in NFL history unveiled, followed by the conclusion of the NFL 100 Roundtables series starting at 10:00 PM ET with "The Quarterbacks," aptly paired with "The Offensive Linemen" at 10:30 PM ET.

Last week's episodes of NFL 100 Greatest Characters revealed numbers 100-31 in two parts, with names such as Herm Edwards (No. 89), Jimmy Johnson (No. 62), Brian Bosworth (No. 49) and Ray Lewis (No. 38) all making the countdown.

Among the unforgettable NFL personalities viewers can expect to make the top 30 are:

  • The carefree personality of Rob Gronkowski
  • Lyle Alzado – "The first man to sack Joe Namath and smack Muhammad Ali"
  • Marshawn Lynch and Bill Belichick, two vastly different personalities that embrace the 'less is more' approach at the podium
  • Deion Sanders, whose game-changing talent and trend-setting style launched his 'Primetime' persona
  • The man who coined the term 'sack' Deacon Jones

The series finale of NFL 100 Roundtables follows the conclusion of NFL 100 Greatest Characters. At 10:00 PM ET, "The Quarterbacks" edition of NFL 100 Roundtables features a gathering of legends including John ElwayDan FoutsJim KellyJoe NamathRoger Staubach and Kurt Warner, followed by a discussion among "The Offensive Linemen," Jerry Kramer, Bruce MatthewsAnthony MunozJonathan Ogden and Will Shields at 10:30 PM ET.

For the NFL 100 Greatest series, NFL Films and NFL Media conducted more than 400 interviews with celebrities, current NFL stars and Legends. Parts 3 and 4 of NFL 100 Greatest Characters features interviews with the following personalities:

Kareem Abdul-JabbarErnie AccorsiJimmie Allen
Morten AndersenCharles BaileyCarl Banks
Charles BarkleyRick BarryBobby Bell
Roger BennettChris BermanElvin Bethea
Men in BlazersMel BlountJoey Bragg
Gil BrandtKyle BrandtRobert Brazile
Mark BrunellJoe BuckPete Carroll
2 ChainzGarry CobbBryan Cranston
Kevin CroninIce CubeIce Cube
Michael DaviesMike DitkaCarlos Dunlap
Jermaine DupriMelissa EtheridgeRic Flair
Jim GaffiganJoe GibbsJay Gruden
Jon GrudenLarry "The Cable Guy"Steve Harvey
Patricia HeatonChris JerichoKeyshawn Johnson
Billy "White Shoes" JohnsonChris JohnsonKeegan-Michael Key
Taran KillamPeter KingFreddie Kitchens
Jerry KramerWillie LanierRachel Lindsay
Howie LongMethod ManDan Marino
George R.R. MartinMarlee MatlinPat McAfee
Sean McVayCharles MeltonShawne Merriman
Al MichaelsMatt MillenWarren Moon
Chris MortensenChad-Michael MurrayJoe Namath
NellyOffsetJosh Ostrovsky
Candace PattonSean PaytonDoug Pederson
Richard PettyQuavoJalen Ramsey
John RandleAhmad RashadRachael Ray
Andy ReidCondoleezza RiceBear Rinehart
Bo RinehartRon RiveraDave Robinson
Tony RomoJeff RossChris Russo
Rex RyanDeion SandersAdam Schefter
Ryan SerhantChris SimmsSteve Smith Sr.
John SmoltzMichael StrahanMichele Tafoya
Fran TarkentonJoe TheismannJoe Thomas
Sarah TianaJim TrotterMitchell Trubisky
James Van Der BeekMatt WalshPete Wentz
Ed WerderShane WestDana White
Kamerion WimbleyTrey WingoCharles Woodson
Jack Youngblood  

The NFL and the AP elected the "100 Greatest" across five categories – Plays, Games, Characters, Game Changers and Teams. The 80-person blue-ribbon panel was comprised of experts selected by the AP and NFL Media.

Friday nights are home to the slate of NFL 100 original programming on NFL Network this season. The NFL 100 Greatest Series continues Friday, October 25 at 8:00 PM ET with Parts 1 and 2 of NFL 100 Greatest Game Changers, the players whose impact on the field could never be underestimated.   

As the official site for all things NFL 100, NFL.com/100 is the primary destination to stay up to speed with all the initiatives, activities and content happening across the league and at the club level. Additionally, NFL.com/100Greatest offers a companion experience to the series where fans will be able to relive their favorite moments from the show with clips and bonus content from the celebrities and influencers who shared their favorite NFL memories from the series.  

THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (2-4)
Week 7 of the NFL’s 100th season kicks off on Thursday, October 17 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime), as the Kansas City Chiefs travel to Denver to visit the Broncos in an AFC West showdown. It will mark the 118th regular-season meeting in the rivalry, with the Chiefs holding the all-time series advantage, 63-54. Kansas City has won the past seven meetings, including both 2018 matchups by a combined 11 points.
Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES enters Thursday night with 7,485 passing yards in 24 career games and needs 15 yards to become the fastest player in NFL history to reach 7,500 passing yards. In 2019, Mahomes leads the league with 2,104 passing yards through Week 6 while ranking second in passer rating (111.9) and tied for second in touchdown passes (14). Wide receiver TYREEK HILL had his sixth career game with at least two touchdown catches in last week, the most in the NFL since 2017. Tight end TRAVIS KELCE aims for his fifth game in a row against the Broncos with a touchdown catch, and his 762 career receiving yards against Denver are the most against any opponent in his career.
In Week 6, Denver won its second consecutive game, defeating Tennessee, 16-0, as kicker BRANDON McMANUS converted all three of his field-goal attempts and running back PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 70 yards and the game’s only touchdown. Running back ROYCE FREEMAN added 76 scrimmage yards (42 receiving, 34 rushing) and a team-high five catches in the win. Lindsay (544 scrimmage yards) and Freeman (429) are the only pair of running back teammates each with at least 400 scrimmage yards in 2019.
The Denver defense recorded its first shutout since Week 14 of the 2017 season, while registering seven sacks and three interceptions, both season highs. Defensive end DEREK WOLFE had two sacks and safety JUSTIN SIMMONS recorded an interception for the second consecutive game. Cornerback CHRIS HARRIS registered his 20th career interception last week, becoming the only cornerback since 2011 with 20 interceptions and at least four sacks (4.5). Defensive end VON MILLER is one of three active players with 100 career sacks (100.5) and his 18 tackles for loss against Kansas City are the most against any opponent in his career.
Adding to television availability, several streaming options will be available to fans. FOX Thursday Night Football games will be available to stream on Amazon via Prime Video and Twitch in addition to NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties across devices.* During the season, fans can learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.

Seven From Sunday - Week 6
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 6
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 9:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 13, the sixth week of the 2019 season.
  • With two games remaining in Week 6, quarterbacks have rushed for 31 touchdowns during the 2019 season, surpassing 2002 (28) for the most rushing touchdowns by quarterbacks through the first six weeks of a season since 1970.

    In Week 6, quarterbacks have totaled 10 rushing touchdowns heading into the final two contests, surpassing Week 13 of the 2015 season (nine) for the most in a single week since 1970.
     
  • Minnesota wide receiver STEFON DIGGS had seven receptions for 167 yards and three touchdowns in the Vikings' 38-20 win over Philadelphia.

    With two games remaining in Week 6, there have been five individual performances of at least three touchdown receptions in 2019, tied with the 1992 season (five) for the most such performances at this point in a season since 1970.

    In total, there have been 11 individual performances of at least three scrimmage touchdowns in 2019, tied with the 1983 season (11) for the second-most through the first six weeks of a season in NFL history. Only the 2015 season (12) had more such individual performances at this point in a season.
     
  • Carolina running back CHRISTIAN McCAFFREY and wide receiver CURTIS SAMUEL each had a rushing and receiving touchdown in the Panthers' 37-26 win over Tampa Bay at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London. The London series continues in Week 8 when the Cincinnati Bengals and Los Angeles Rams face off at Wembley Stadium.

    McCaffrey and Samuel are the third pair of teammates to each record a rushing and receiving touchdown in the same game since 1980 and first since November 10, 2013, when New Orleans Saints running backs DARREN SPROLES and PIERRE THOMAS each had a rushing and receiving touchdown.

    Carolina recorded seven sacks and five interceptions in the win, becoming the first team with at least seven sacks and five interceptions in a single game since the MIAMI DOLPHINS (eight sacks, six interceptions) on December 6, 1998.
     
  • Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON had 236 passing yards and a career-high 152 rushing yards with a touchdown in the Ravens' 23-17 win over Cincinnati. His 152 rushing yards are the fourth-most by a quarterback in a single game in NFL history, including the postseason.

    Jackson is the second quarterback to record at least 200 passing yards and 150 rushing yards in a single game in NFL history, including the postseason, joining COLIN KAEPERNICK on January 12, 2013 (263 passing yards, 181 rushing yards in NFC Divisional playoffs).

    Jackson, who registered his third career game with at least 115 rushing yards, is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to register at least 115 rushing yards in at least three games in his first two seasons.
     
  • Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON passed for 295 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions for a 117.6 passer rating and added a rushing touchdown in the Seahawks' 32-28 win at Cleveland.

    Wilson, who has recorded a passer rating of 100 or higher in each of Seattle's first six games of the season, joined AARON RODGERS (12 games in 2011), TOM BRADY (eight in 2007) and CARSON PALMER (six in 2005) as the only quarterbacks with a passer rating of 100 or higher in each of their team's first six games of a season in NFL history.

    Wilson, who is playing in his eighth NFL season, recorded his 67th career game with at least two touchdown passes and tied Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (67 games) for the third-most such games in a player's first eight seasons in league annals. Only PEYTON MANNING (74 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (72) had more such games in their first eight seasons.
     
  • Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for 280 yards and had three total touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in the Texans' 31-24 win at Kansas City.

    Watson has 7,508 passing yards in 29 career games and tied MARC BULGER (29 games), Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (29) and MATTHEW STAFFORD (29) as quarterbacks to reach 7,500 career passing yards in the second-fewest games in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (27 games) reached 7,500 passing yards in fewer games.
  • New York Jets quarterback SAM DARNOLD passed for 338 yards and two touchdowns, including a 92-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver ROBBY ANDERSON, in the Jets' 24-22 win against Dallas.

    Darnold, at 22 years and 130 days old, is the youngest player in the Super Bowl era with a touchdown pass of at least 90 yards.

    As the first half expired, Dallas kicker BRETT MAHER converted a 62-yard field goal, his second career field goal of at least 60 yards, and joined SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI (two) and GREG ZUERLEIN (two) as the only kickers with at least two career field goals of 60-or-more yards in NFL history.
  • Other notable performances from Sunday include:
  • ​San Francisco quarterback JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 243 yards in the 49ers' 20-7 win at the Los Angeles Rams. San Francisco advanced to 5-0 for the first time since 1990.

    Garoppolo, making his 15th career start, improved to 13-2 as a starting quarterback and became the eighth quarterback in the Super Bowl era to win 13 of his first 15 career starts.
     
  • Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 356 yards and four touchdowns in the Falcons' Week 6 loss at Arizona.

    Ryan, who has recorded at least 300 passing yards in each of Atlanta's first six games, joined Pro Football Hall of Famers KURT WARNER (six) and STEVE YOUNG (six) as quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in each of their team's first six games of a season in NFL history.
Giants-Patriots Draws Total Viewership of 16.8 Million Across All Platforms
Total Viewership of 16.8 Million Across TV and Digital –
Up +13% vs. 2018 11-Game FOX 'Thursday Night Football' Average ​
Average Minute Audience on All Digital Platforms, Including Amazon, Hits 1.2 Million –
Up +66% vs. 2018 11-Game Average & Up +54% vs. Week 6 Last Year
Last night's Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum game featuring the New England Patriots' 35-14 win over the New York Giants was seen by an average audience of 16.8 million across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Yahoo Sports.
The 16.8 million viewers for Giants-Patriots across all platforms is up +13% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (14.9 million) and up +9% versus last year's Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants (15.4 million).
Season-to-date, the Thursday Night Football tri-cast is averaging 16.8 million viewers – up +14% versus the comparable point last season (14.8 million).
The Nielsen-measured audience was 16.0 million – up +12% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (14.3 million) and up +8% versus the 2018 Week 6 Thursday Night Football game (14.8 million). Additionally, Giants-Patriots averaged a 9.5 HH rating – up +9% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (8.7 HH rating) and up +6% versus last year's Eagles-Giants matchup (8.9 HH rating).
Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital and Yahoo Sports platforms produced an average minute audience of 1.2 million – up +66% versus the 2018 11-game FOX Thursday Night Football average (728K) and up +54% versus last year's Week 6 Thursday Night Football matchup (782K).
Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 2.9 million combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and the Giants-Patriots game. For the Giants-Patriots game alone, 2.6 million worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching the Thursday Night Football game for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 766K.
The 2019 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 17 when the Kansas City Chiefs travel to face the Denver Broncos in an AFC West divisional matchup. Coverage from Denver begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff and 7:30 PM ET on FOX with FOX NFL Thursday.

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NFL STATEMENT ON THE STATUS OF ANTONIO BROWN
In response to questions about the status of Antonio Brown, the NFL released the following statement:
"Antonio Brown was released today by the New England Patriots and is currently an unrestricted free agent.  Our office is presently investigating multiple allegations, some of which are the subject of pending litigation.  We have as yet made no findings regarding these issues.  The investigation is ongoing and will be pursued vigorously and expeditiously. 
"As long as Mr. Brown is a free agent, placement on the Commissioner's exempt list is not appropriate.  If he is signed by a club, such placement may become appropriate at any time depending on the status of the investigation.  Upon the conclusion of the investigation, he may also be subject to discipline if the investigation finds that he has violated the law or league policies."