Tacleando la NFL: Semana 7
Por Daniel "Mr. Clutch" Mercado Castro
Los Broncos dominaron 45-10 a los Cardinals para abrir la 7ma semana de NFL. Case Keenum y Emmanuel Sanders lanzaron cada uno un TD. Sanders fue el que recibió el de Keenum. Chris Harris Jr. y Todd Davis convirtieron intercepciones a Josh Rosen en TD. El "Bye" de la semana se lo llevaron los Packers, Raiders, Steelers y Seahawks. Los Chiefs abusaron 45-10 de los Bengals con 4 TD lanzados de Patrick Mahomes. Kareem Hunt corrió para un TD y recibió dos. Los Titans fallaron una conversión de dos puntos, en vez de patear para un punto, lo que le costó la victoria 20-19 ante los Chargers. Philip Rivers lanzó dos TD en el triunfo. Tom Brady lanzó 3 TD, 2 a las manos de James White en la victoria 38-31 de los Patriots sobre los Bears. Andrew Luck lanzó 4 TD, 2 a las seguras manos de TY Hilton, en la victoria 37-5 de sus Colts sobre los Bills. Matthew Stafford lanzó dos TD a las manos de Michael Roberts, y LeGarrette Blount anotó un rush TD, en el triunfo 32-21 de los Lions sobre los Dolphins. Kirk Cousins lanzó dos TD y Latavius Murray corrió para dos TD, en el triunfo 37-17 de los Vikings sobre los Jets. Cam Newton lanzó dos TD en el cuarto parcial que ganaron 21-0 para venir de atrás y derrotar 21-17 a los Eagles. Curtis Samuel aportó un rush TD clave para la victoria.
Catanzaro Chandler pateo como una mula un field goal de 59 yardas para darle la victoria 26-23 a los Buccaneers sobre los Browns. Baker Mayfield hizo todo lo posible para darle la victoria a los Browns con dos TD lanzados, incluyendo el del empate a 23 faltando 2:28 de juego. Un TD lanzado de Deshaun Watson junto a un rush TD de Lamar Miller le dieron el triunfo 20-7 a los Texans sobre los Jaguars. Drew Brees no tan solo llegó a los 500 TD lanzados, si no que con sus dos TD lanzados al fin pudo derrotar a los Ravens por marcador 24-23. Brees ha vencido a cada equipo de la NFL. Los Rams siguen invictos al vencer 39-10 a los 49ers con dos TD lanzados de Jared Goff junto a un TD recibido y otro rush de Todd Gurley II. Los Redskins vencieron 20-17 a los Cowboys gracias a un fumble return en TD de Preston Smith. En el clásico juego del lunes, Matt Ryan lanzó un TD y Tevin Coleman corrió para un TD en el triunfo 23-20 de los Falcons sobre los Giants. Giorgio Tavecchio aportó tres field goals a la victoria.
- East-Patriots (5-2), Miami (4-3), Jets (3-4) y Bills (2-5).
- North-Steelers (3-2-1), Bengals (4-3), Ravens (4-3) y Cleveland (2-4-1).
- South-Texans (4-3), Titans (3-4), Jaguars (3-4) y Colts (2-5).
- West-Chiefs (6-1), Chargers (5-2), Denver (3-4) y Oakland (1-5).
- East-Redskins (4-2), Eagles (3-4), Dallas (3-4) y Giants (1-6).
- North-Vikings (4-2-1), Packers (3-2-1), Lions (3-3) y Bears (3-3).
- South-Saints (5-1), Carolina (4-2), Tampa Bay (3-3) y Atlanta (3-4).
- West-Rams (7-0), Seattle (3-3), Arizona (1-6) y 49ers (1-6).
'Dwight Clark: A Football Life' Premieres Friday, November 2 at 8:00 PM ET
Clark's Final On-Camera Interview
"Be hard to say I've had a bad life even though I got a bad break now." – Dwight Clark
The eighth season of NFL Network's Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Friday, November 2 at 8:00 PM ET with a profile of the late San Francisco 49ers icon Dwight Clark. The one-hour show produced by NFL Films features Clark's final on-camera interview, as well as interviews with former teammates such as Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Ronnie Lott, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and team president Carmen Policy, wife Kelly Clark and others.
Each episode of A Football Life – as well as all NFL Network programming – can be streamed live through the NFL app and via Watch NFL Network on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Roku). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/watch.
Among the topics discussed in Dwight Clark: A Football Life are:
- Former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo holding a gathering to honor Clark in the spring of 2018
- Meeting Bill Walsh prior to the NFL Draft at Clemson and being selected in the 10th round by the 49ers
- His relationship with 49ers quarterback Joe Montana
- The long-lasting legacy of The Catch
- His battle with ALS
- Having his ashes buried at DeBartolo's ranch in Montana near the goalpost from Candlestick Park
Emmy-nominated actor Josh Charles narrates.
Dwight Clark: A Football Life includes interviews with the following people and more:
Kelly Clark – Wife
Eddie DeBartolo – Former San Francisco 49ers owner
Joe Montana – Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback
Jerry Rice – Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver
Ronnie Lott – Pro Football Hall of Fame safety
Carmen Policy – Former San Francisco 49ers team president
Brent Jones – San Francisco 49ers teammate
Keena Turner – San Francisco 49ers teammate
Harris Barton – San Francisco 49ers teammate
Ron Ferrari – San Francisco 49ers teammate
Roger Craig – San Francisco 49ers teammate
Provided below are some select quotes from Dwight Clark: A Football Life:
- "I just remember saying when I retired that…my life would be complete because I've done so many things I had no idea I was going to get to do. Be hard to say I've had a bad life even though I got a bad break now." – Dwight Clark
- "He was willing to try harder than any Niner. That's what I loved about him. Think about his story – it's the ultimate of trying. Trying to always give your heart. That's Dwight Clark." – Ronnie Lott
- "Everybody talks about The Catch all of the time but he made so many other catches that we all forget about because of that one. I remember him for a lot more than that because he saved my butt a lot." – Joe Montana
- "The fact that he made so many people happy from that play, it touched him. It made him feel really good." – Kelly Clark
- "It's a signature moment for 49er fans that bonds me with them no matter how long I live." – Dwight Clark on The Catch
- "When you look back in history and you see those wonderful partnerships, and you think to yourself they're great in their own respects but they're so much greater combined. That was Joe Montana and Dwight Clark. The combination of the two of them was mesmerizing." – Carmen Policy
- "He was a guy that really represented what our team was – young and fun-loving and enjoying life. He just really seemed to enjoy all aspects of it." – Keena Turner
- "Even with the threat of that younger guy coming in to take his job, if you put on that uniform he was going to do anything possible to make you a better football player." – Jerry Rice
This year, the 11-episode season of the highly-acclaimed series A Football Life airs Friday at 8:00 PM ET. Below is a broadcast schedule for upcoming episodes of A Football Life:
- November 9 – Bill Cowher
- November 16 – Mike Holmgren
- November 23 – Cris Collinsworth
THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:
OAKLAND RAIDERS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
November 1, 2018
Week 9 kicks off on Thursday, November 1 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) with a battle of the Bay Area as the Oakland Raiders travel to Levi’s Stadium to take on the San Francisco 49ers. Thursday marks the 14th overall meeting between the two teams with the Raiders leading the series, 7-6. In their last game, Oakland quarterback DEREK CARR completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 percent) for 254 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a career-high 140.2 passer rating in the Raiders’ 24-13 win over San Francisco on December 7, 2014.
Last week, Carr passed for 244 yards with three touchdown passes and no interceptions for a 136.6 passer rating and tight end JARED COOK had a team-high 74 receiving yards and a score in the Raiders’ loss to Indianapolis. Carr, who has completed 72 percent of his passes and has 2,027 passing yards this season, is one of three quarterbacks in the NFL with at least 2,000 passing yards and a completion percentage of 70 or higher in 2018, joining Atlanta’s MATT RYAN and Minnesota’s KIRK COUSINS. Cook ranks fourth among NFL tight ends with 474 receiving yards and ties for fourth with three touchdown catches in 2018.
San Francisco wide receiver MARQUISE GOODWIN caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from quarterback C.J. BEATHARD and kicker ROBBIE GOULD connected on both of his field-goal attempts in the 49ers’ Week 8 loss at Arizona. 49ers linebacker FRED WARNER, who tied for the team lead with seven tackles last week, ranks second among all NFL rookies with 65 tackles. San Francisco cornerback RICHARD SHERMAN ties for fourth among active players with 32 career interceptions.
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 8
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 28th, the eighth week of the 2018 season.
- Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI converted two field goals and all four of his point-after attempts for 10 total points scored in the Colts' 42-28 win at Oakland.
Vinatieri, who has scored 2,550 total points during his 23-year NFL career, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer MORTEN ANDERSEN (2,544) as the league's all-time leading scorer.
- Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ completed 21 of 30 passes (70 percent) for 286 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 119.6 rating in the Eagles' 24-18 victory over Jacksonville before a crowd of 85,870 at London's Wembley Stadium, the largest single-game attendance in the London Series since the league began playing annual games in London in 2007.
Wentz became the second quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 pass attempts and a passer rating of at least 115 in four consecutive games, joining Denver's PEYTON MANNING (2012).
Wentz, who had 28 rushing yards and caught a four-yard pass off of a deflection, is the first player with a passing first down, rushing first down and receiving first down in a London Series game.
- The LOS ANGELES RAMS defeated Green Bay, 29-27, at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The Rams, who are the league's last remaining unbeaten team, advance to 8-0 for the first time since 1969.
Rams running back TODD GURLEY had 195 scrimmage yards (114 rushing, 81 receiving) and a receiving touchdown in the win. Gurley, who leads the league with 15 touchdowns this season, became the fourth player in NFL history with at least 15 touchdowns in his team's first eight games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (17 touchdowns in 1958) and PRIEST HOLMES (15 touchdowns in both 2002 and 2004).
- Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES completed 24 of 34 attempts (70.6 percent) for 303 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 125 rating in the Chiefs' 30-23 win against Denver.
Mahomes, who had four touchdown passes in both Week 6 and Week 7, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three consecutive games, joining DREW BREES (three consecutive games in 2011), PEYTON MANNING (five consecutive games in 2004) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (four consecutive games in 1984).
With 303 passing yards, Mahomes joined ANDREW LUCK (eight consecutive games in 2014) and DREW BREES (seven consecutive games 2011) as the only quarterbacks in league annals with seven consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards in a single season.
- Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had six receptions for 74 yards and two touchdowns and running back JAMES CONNER rushed for 146 yards with two touchdowns in the Steelers' 33-18 win over Cleveland.
Brown, who has eight touchdown receptions on the season, is the fifth player since 1970 to record at least eight touchdown catches in six consecutive seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (11 seasons from 1986-96), MARVIN HARRISON (eight from 1999-2006) and CRIS CARTER (six from 1995-2000), and ANTONIO GATES (seven from 2004-10).
Conner, who had two rushing touchdowns in Weeks 1, 5 and 6, is the third first-or-second year player to record four games with at least two rushing touchdowns in his team's first seven games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers STEVE VAN BUREN (1945), JIM BROWN (1958) and ERIC DICKERSON (1983).
- Washington running back ADRIAN PETERSON had 149 rushing yards on 26 attempts (5.7 average) and two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) in the Redskins' 20-13 win at the New York Giants.
Peterson, at 33 years and 221 days old, is the oldest player in NFL history to record at least 100 rushing yards and both a rushing and receiving touchdown in a single game. Miami's RICKY WILLIAMS, at the age of 32 years, 182 days old, was previously the oldest player to accomplish the feat (November 19, 2009 at Carolina).
With a 64-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, Peterson joined STEVE BONO (76 yards on October 1, 1995), ROCKY BLEIER (70 yards on October 7, 1979) and Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM THORPE(80 yards on October 16, 1921) as the only players with a touchdown run of at least 60 yards at age 33 or older in NFL history.
Peterson is the fourth player in league annals with at least 140 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a single game at age 33 or older, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JOHN HENRY JOHNSON (200 rushing yards and three touchdowns on October 10, 1964) and JOHN RIGGINS (140 rushing yards and one touchdown on September 23, 1984) and DE ANGELO WILLIAMS (143 rushing yards and two touchdowns on September 12, 2016).
- Seahawks quarterback RUSSELL WILSON completed 14 of 17 passes (82.4 percent) for 248 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating in the Seahawks' 28-14 win at Detroit.
Wilson is the first quarterback in franchise history to register a 158.3 passer rating (minimum 10 attempts), the highest rating a passer can achieve. He is the second quarterback to accomplish the feat this season, joining Los Angeles Rams' quarterback JARED GOFF (158.3 passer rating in Week 4).
|Dolphins-Texans on Thursday Night Football draws combined viewership of 12.5 million viewers across all platforms|
Combined Viewership Across TV and Digital Up +7% vs. 2017 Week 8 'Thursday Night Football'
Dolphins-Texans on FOX, NFL Network & FOX Deportes Scores an 7.5 HH Rating and 12.1 Million Nielsen-Measured Viewers – Up +7% and +6% vs. 2017 Week 8 'Thursday Night Football'
Average Minute Audience on All Digital Platforms, Including Amazon, Hits 546K – Up +55% vs. 2017 Week 8 'Thursday Night Football'Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light on Thursday, October 25 featuring the Houston Texans win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 8 was seen by an average audience of 12.5 million viewers across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon and Yahoo Sports – up +7% versus last year's Week 8 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Dolphins and Ravens (TV + digital).
The Nielsen-measured audience was 12.1 million viewers – up +6% versus the 2017 Week 8 Thursday Night Football game. Additionally, Dolphins-Texans scored an 7.5 HH rating – up +7% versus the 2017 Week 8 Thursday Night Football game.
Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital platforms, FOX Sports digital platforms and Yahoo Sports produced an average minute audience of 546K – an increase of +55% vs. last year's Week 8 Thursday Night Football matchup.
Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 2.0MM combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and the Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans game. For the Miami Dolphins vs. Houston Texans game alone, 1.7MM worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching Thursday Night Football for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 375K.
The 2018 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues Thursday, November 1 when the San Francisco 49ers host the Oakland Raiders on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video. Coverage from Santa Clara begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff.
On Sunday, October 28, a NFL Network Special features a matchup of quarterback Carson Wentz and the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles taking on cornerback Jalen Ramsey and the Jacksonville Jaguars at 9:30 AM ET from Wembley Stadium in London, exclusively on NFL Network. Eagles vs. Jaguars will also be available on local broadcast stations in Philadelphia (WPVI) and Jacksonville (WFOX).