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lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2018

#TacleandoLaNFL Resumen de la 8va semana de la NFL


Tacleando la NFL: Semana 8
Por Daniel "Mr. Clutch" Mercado Castro
Los Texans comienzan la 8va semana de NFL dominando 42-23 a los Dolphins gracias a 5 TD lanzados de Deshaun Winston, 2 de ellos a DeAndre Hopkins. El "Bye" de la semana fue para los Falcons, Cowboys, Titans y Chargers. Los Bengals le aguaron el regreso a Ryan Fitzpatrick al derrotar 37-34 a los Buccaneers gracias a dos TD lanzados de Andy Dalton junto a dos TD corriendo de Joe Mixon. Fitzpatrick, quien lanzó dos TD, reemplazó a Jameis Winston luego de que este fuera interceptado 4 veces. Randy Bullock fue el que ganó el juego por los Bengals con un field goal de 44 yardas al expirar el tiempo de juego. Carson Wentz lanzó 3 TD en la victoria 24-18 de sus Eagles ante los Jaguars. Mitchell Trubisky lanzó dos TD y Jordan Howard corrió para liderar a los Bears en un triunfo 24-10 sobre los Jets. Russell Wilson lanzó 3 TD en el 2do parcial para ganarlo 21-0 y vencer 28-14 a los Lions. Patrick Mahomes lanzó 4 TD, 2 a las manos de Sammy Watkins, en la victoria 30-23 de los Chiefs sobre los Broncos. 

Un rush TD de 64 yardas en las piernas de Adrian Peterson sepultó a los Giants. Redskins ganaron 20-13. Ben Roethlisberger lanzó dos TD y James Conner corrió para dos TD en la victoria de los Steelers 33-18 sobre los Browns. Cam Newton lanzó dos TD y corrió para uno adicional en la victoria 36-21 de sus Panthers sobre los Ravens. Andrew Luck lanzó 3 TD y Marlon Mack anotó dos rush TD en la victoria 42-28 de los Colts sobre los Raiders. Derek Carr lanzó 3 TD en la derrota. Adam Vinatieri (2,550) con dos field goals y un total de 10 puntos se convirtió en el lider de todos los tiempos en anotaciones al pasar a Morten Andersen (2, 544).

Gracias a un fumble en el kick-off return, los Packers perdieron la oportunidad de quitarle el invicto a los Rams. Los Rams le quitaron la oportunidad de otro comeback para Aaron Rodgers. Jared Goff lanzó 3 TD y los Rams escaparon con una victoria 29-27. Josh Rosen lanzó dos TD en el 4to parcial, incluyendo uno a Christian Kirk faltando 34 segundos de juego, para que los Cardinals derrotaran 18-15 a los 49ers. Alvin Kamara corrió y recibió para un total de dos TD en el triunfo 30-20 de sus Saints sobre los Vikings. Los Patriots dominaron 25-6 a los Bills en el clásico juego del lunes. James White corrió para un TD y Stephen Gostkowski se fue 4-4 de field goals. 

AFC 
  • East-Patriots (6-2), Miami (4-4), Jets (3-5) y Bills (2-6).
  • North-Steelers (4-2-1), Bengals (5-3), Ravens (4-4) y Browns (2-5-1).
  • South-Texans (5-3), Titans (3-4), Jaguars (3-5) y Colts (3-5).
  • West-Chiefs (7-1), Chargers (5-2), Denver (3-5) y Oakland (1-6).
NFC
  • East-Redskins (5-2), Eagles (4-4), Dallas (3-4) y Giants (1-7).
  • North-Bears (4-3), Vikings (4-3-1), Packers (3-3-1) y Lions (3-4).
  • South-Saints (6-1), Carolina (5-2), Falcons (3-4) y Tampa Bay (3-4).
  • Rams (8-0), Seahawks (4-3), Arizona (2-6) y 49ers (1-7). 






















































​WEEK 11 (NOVEMBER 18) SCHEDULE CHANGES:
VIKINGS-BEARS MOVES TO 8:20 PM ET ON NBC,
EAGLES-SAINTS TO 4:25 PM ET (FOX) & STEELERS-JAGUARS TO 1 PM ET (CBS)
The NFL announced today the following schedule changes for Week 11 on Sunday, November 18. 
The Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears game will move from 1 PM ET on FOX to 8:20 PM ET on NBC. 
The Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints game moves from 1 PM ET on FOX to 4:25 PM ET on FOX.
The Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars game originally scheduled at 8:20 PM ET on NBC will move to CBS at 1 PM ET. 
The following is the final Week 11 NFL schedule (all times ET):

Thursday, November 15
Green Bay at Seattle 
8:20 PM
FOX/NFLN/Amazon

Sunday, November 18
Dallas at Atlanta
1:00 PM
FOX
Cincinnati at Baltimore 
1:00 PM
CBS
Carolina at Detroit ­
1:00 PM
FOX
Tennessee at Indianapolis 
1:00 PM
CBS
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
1:00 PM
CBS
Tampa Bay at New York Giants
1:00 PM
FOX
Houston at Washington 
1:00 PM
CBS
Oakland at Arizona 
4:05 PM
CBS
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers
4:05 PM
CBS
Philadelphia at New Orleans 
4:25 PM
FOX
Minnesota at Chicago 
8:20 PM
NBC



Monday, November 19
Kansas City at Los Angeles Rams (Mexico City)
8:15 PM
ESPN


The National Football League Enters the World of Fortnite​
America's most popular sports league teams up with Epic Games, creator of the cultural phenomenon Fortnite​
NFL Team Outfits to be available in the Battle Royale Item Shop starting Friday, November 9
November 5, 2018 – The National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with Epic Games, creator of one of the most popular video games in the world, Fortnite
Beginning Friday, November 9, NFL team "outfits" will be available in the Battle Royale Item Shop.  This unique opportunity will give Fortnite players the ability to purchase and customize up to eight outfits representing their favorite NFL teams. 
In addition to NFL team outfits, there will be football-themed emotes, harvesting tools, gliders, and even a referee outfit, so players can bring their passion for football into Fortnite
Once a player owns an NFL team outfit they will be able to choose a uniform from any of the League's 32 teams and customize the jersey with a number of their choice (1-99). The NFL team outfits will be available as both male and female figures and can be customized with a different team/number each time a player uses the outfit in Fortnite.​
The NFL team outfits will be available in Fortnite's Battle Royale Item Shop starting November 9 at 7 pm ET.
The agreement represents the first time Epic has partnered on special outfits inside Fortnite, enabling players to blend their passions for games and sports.
"We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game," said Brian Rolapp, Chief Media and Business Officer at the NFL. "This partnership represents a great opportunity for millions of NFL fans who are Fortnite players to express their fandom inside the game while at the same time exposing our brand to countless others."  
"We have so many football fans at Epic and we know a lot of the game's fans share that same enthusiasm," said Mark Rein, co-founder of Epic Games. "Allowing our players to represent their favorite teams in the game was too cool of an opportunity for us to pass up, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!"
In Fortnite, NFL team outfits can be purchased from the Battle Royale Item Shop using in-game currency, V-Bucks. Once an NFL team outfit is purchased, it may be viewed and applied in the Locker tab.

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 9
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 4, the ninth week of the 2018 season.
  • New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 346 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137 passer rating and wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS had a franchise-record 211 receiving yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, in the Saints' 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

    Brees has 22 career games with at least four touchdown passes and zero interceptions, tied with New England's TOM BRADY (22) for the most such games by a quarterback in NFL history.

    Thomas' 211 receiving yards are the most in a single game in Saints' history, surpassing the previous high of 205 set by WES CHANDLER on September 2, 1979 against Atlanta. He is the third Saint to record 200+ receiving yards in a single game, joining Chandler and TORRANCE SMALL (200 on December 24, 1994 at Denver).
     
  • Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS passed for 228 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 105.9 passer rating in the Chargers' 25-17 win at Seattle.

    Rivers, who has started 200 consecutive games dating back to September 11, 2006, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to start at least 200 consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (297 consecutive games), ELI MANNING (210) and PEYTON MANNING (208).
     
  • Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 375 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 129 passer rating in the Chiefs' 37-21 win at Cleveland.

    Mahomes, who appeared in his 10th career game today, has 29 touchdown passes and 3,185 passing yards, both the most by a player in his first 10 career games in NFL history. Mahomes is the only quarterback in league annals to pass for at least 3,000 yards in his first 10 career games.

    Mahomes has passed for at least 300 yards in eight consecutive games, tied with Indianapolis' ANDREW LUCK (2014) for the most consecutive games with 300+ passing yards in a single season in NFL history.
  • ​Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER had 107 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the Steelers' 23-16 win at Baltimore.

    Conner has four games with at least 100 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown this season, the most such games by a player in a single season in NFL history.

    Conner, who has 1,085 scrimmage yards (706 rushing, 379 receiving) and 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving) this season, is the only player in franchise history with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns in the team's first eight games of a season.
  • Kansas City running back KAREEM HUNT had 141 scrimmage yards (91 rushing, 50 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Chiefs' Week 9 win and New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA had 116 scrimmage yards (82 rushing, 34 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Saints' win on Sunday.

    Kamara, who played in his 24th career game on Sunday, has five games with both a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown, the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first 25 career games. Only Indianapolis' EDGERRIN JAMES (six) had more such games in his first 25 career contests.

    Hunt, who appeared in his 25th career game today, has four such games, tied with Chicago's HUGH GALLARNEAU (four games in 1941-42, 1945) for the third-most in league annals by a player in his first 25 career games.
     
  • The MINNESOTA VIKINGS, led by defensive end DANIELLE HUNTER's career-high 3.5 sacks, recorded a franchise-record 10 sacks in the team's 24-9 victory over Detroit.

    The Vikings' 10 sacks surpassed the previous franchise-high of nine, which was accomplished four times and most recently on October 25, 1993 at Chicago.

    Hunter, who returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, became the second player with at least 3.5 sacks and a touchdown in a single game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. The Chargers' SHAUN PHILLIPS, who had four sacks and a 31-yard interception-return touchdown against the Cardinals on October 3, 2010, is the only other player to accomplish the feat since 1982. 
Chicago safety EDDIE JACKSON had a 65-yard fumble-return touchdown and linebacker LEONARD FLOYD scored on a 19-yard interception-return touchdown in the Bears' 41-9 victory at Buffalo.
Jackson, who had both a 76-yard interception-return touchdown and a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown against Carolina on October 22, 2017, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS (three touchdowns in 1994) as the only players since 1970 with at least three defensive touchdowns of 65 or more yards over any two-year span. Sanders had interception-return touchdowns of 93, 90 and 74 yards with San Francisco in 1994.
  • Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN completed 26 of 38 passes (68.4 percent) for 350 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 121.6 passer rating and wide receiver JULIO JONES had seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 38-14 win at Washington.

    Ryan, who recorded his 50th career game with at least 300 passing yards on Sunday, joined DREW BREES (57 games) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 50 games of 300+ passing yards in their first 11 seasons.

    Jones has 44 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, tied with CALVIN JOHNSON for the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first eight seasons. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (45) had more such games in his first eight career seasons.

JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADAS
CAPTURAS

Joey Bosa
Los Angeles Chargers
2016-17
19

Aldon Smith
San Francisco
2011-12
18.5

Clay Matthews
Green Bay
2009-10
17






Myles Garrett
Cleveland
2017-18
15*

*En los 19 partidos de su carrera


WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 9
MAGNIFICENT MAHOMES: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 2,526 passing yards and 26 touchdown passes through the first eight weeks of the season. Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards in each of his last seven games.
With 300 passing yards at Cleveland (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes would join ANDREW LUCK (2014) as the only quarterbacks with at least 300 passing yards in eight consecutive games within a single season in league history.
The players with at least 300 passing yards in the most consecutive games within a single season in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 300+ PASS YARDS 
Andrew Luck
Indianapolis
2014
8
Drew Brees
New Orleans
2011
7
Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
7*
*Active streak
Mahomes, who has thrown four touchdown passes in three consecutive games and five total games this season, can become the third quarterback in league annals with at least four touchdown passes in six different games in a single season, joining PEYTON MANNING (six games in 2004 and nine in 2013) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (six in 1984). Manning and Marino each won the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award in those seasons.
The players with the most games with at least four touchdown passes within a single season in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
GAMES WITH 4+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES 
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
9
Peyton Manning#
Indianapolis
2004
6
Dan Marino^#
Miami
1984
6




Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
5
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player
-- NFL --
HERE COMES HOUSTON: Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON passed for five touchdowns with a 156.0 rating in the Texans’ 42-23 victory over Miami in Week 8.
Watson, who has 34 touchdown passes in 15 career games, needs one touchdown pass on Sunday at Denver (4:05 PM ET, CBS) to join Pro Football Hall of Famers KURT WARNER (39 touchdowns) and DAN MARINO (35) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 35 touchdown passes in their first 16 career games.
The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in their first 16 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER
TEAM
SEASONS
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Kurt Warner^
St. Louis
1998-99
39
Dan Marino^
Miami
1983-84
35




Deshaun Watson
Houston
2017-18
34*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*In 15 career games
The HOUSTON TEXANS have won five consecutive games following an 0-3 start to the season. With a win on Sunday, the Texans would join the 1970 NEW YORK GIANTS as the only teams since 1970 to win six consecutive games immediately following an 0-3 start.
-- NFL --
SUPER CAM: Carolina quarterback CAM NEWTON has 58 career rushing touchdowns, the most by a quarterback in NFL history, and has at least five rushing touchdowns in each of his first seven seasons in the NFL.
Newton, who has four rushing touchdowns this season and faces Tampa Bay on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), needs one rushing touchdown to become the first quarterback and seventh player overall in NFL history with at least five rushing touchdowns in eight consecutive seasons.
The players with at least five rushing touchdowns in the most consecutive seasons in league annals:
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 5+ RUSH TDS 
Marshall Faulk^
Indianapolis, St. Louis
10
LaDainian Tomlinson^
San Diego, New York Jets
10
Jim Brown^
Cleveland
9
Ricky Watters
San Francisco, Philadelphia, Seattle
9
Eddie George
Houston Oilers/Tennessee
8
Thurman Thomas^
Buffalo
8



Cam Newton
Carolina
7*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has four rushing touchdowns in 2018
-- NFL --
BACK TO BACK: Los Angeles Rams running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 1,151 scrimmage yards and 15 touchdowns (11 rushing, four receiving) through the Rams’ first eight games of the 2018 season.
Gurley, who led the NFL with 19 touchdowns (13 rushing, six receiving) last season, needs one receiving touchdown on Sunday at New Orleans (4:25 PM ET, FOX) to join Pro Football Hall of Famer MARSHALL FAULK (2000-01) as the only players in NFL history with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in consecutive seasons.
The players with at least 10 rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns in consecutive seasons in NFL history:  
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RUSHING TDS
RECEIVING TDS

Marshall Faulk^
St. Louis
2000
18
8


St. Louis
2001
12
9







Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams
2017
13
6


Los Angeles Rams
2018
11*
4*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Entering Week 9
-- NFL --
CAN’T STOP THIS THIELEN: Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had seven receptions for 103 yards and one touchdown in Week 8 and leads the league with 74 receptions and 925 receiving yards this season. Thielen is the first player in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards in each of his team’s first eight games to start a season.
With 100 receiving yards on Sunday against Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Thielen would become the only player in NFL history to record nine consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards.
The players with the most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ REC. YARDS
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
2012
8
Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2018
8*
*Active streak
Thielen, who also has a touchdown catch in each of his past five games, can become the only player since 1970 with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in six consecutive games.
With six receptions and 75 receiving yards this week, Thielen would become the sixth undrafted player in the common draft era (since 1967) to record consecutive seasons with at least 80 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards.
The undrafted players with the most consecutive seasons of at least 80 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in the common draft era:
PLAYER
TEAM
YEARS
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS
Rod Smith
Denver
2000-02
3
Wes Welker
New England
2007-09
3
Victor Cruz
New York Giants
2011-12
2
J.T. Smith
St. Louis Cardinals
1986-87
2
Wes Welker
New England
2011-12
2




Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2017-18*
1*
*Has 74 catches for 925 yards in 2018
-- NFL --
ELITE EIGHT: Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES has 638 receptions for 9,866 yards and 43 touchdowns in 102 career NFL games.
With 134 receiving yards on Sunday at Washington (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Jones would surpass CALVIN JOHNSON (115 games) as the fastest player to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in NFL history
The players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
FEWEST GAMES TO 10,000 RECEIVING YARDS
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
115
Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh
116
Torry Holt
St. Louis
116
Lance Alworth^
San Diego
120
Jerry Rice^
San Francisco
121
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
122



Julio Jones
Atlanta
102*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 9,866 career receiving yards
With 134 receiving yards, Jones can also become the sixth player in league annals with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons.
The players with at least 10,000 receiving yards in their first eight seasons in league history:
​PLAYER
TEAM(S)
RECEIVING YARDS IN 1ST 8 SEASONS
Torry Holt
St. Louis
10,675
Calvin Johnson
Detroit
10,405
Jerry Rice^
San Francisco
10,273
Randy Moss^
Minnesota, Oakland
10,147
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
10,072



Julio Jones
Atlanta
9,866*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*In eighth season
-- NFL --
TOP DAWG: Cleveland defensive end MYLES GARRETT ties for the AFC lead with eight sacks in 2018 and has 15 sacks in 19 career games.
Garrett, who will play his 20th career game on Sunday against Kansas City (1:00 PM ET, CBS), needs two sacks to become the fourth player with at least 17 sacks in their first 20 career games since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.
The players with the most sacks in their first 20 career games since 1982:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASONS
SACKS

Joey Bosa
Los Angeles Chargers
2016-17
19

Aldon Smith
San Francisco
2011-12
18.5

Clay Matthews
Green Bay
2009-10
17






Myles Garrett
Cleveland
2017-18
15*

*In 19 career games

Raiders-49ers Thursday at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network & Amazon Prime Video​
'NFL GameDay Kickoff' Airs at 6:00 PM ET
'FOX NFL Thursday' Airs at 7:30 PM ET From New York City
The 2018 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues Thursday, November 1 when the San Francisco 49ers host the Oakland Raiders 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 Levi's Stadium. Additionally, FOX's NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.
At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL GameDay Kickoff previews the Raiders-49ers matchup with host Colleen Wolfe and analysts Kurt WarnerMichael Irvin and Steve Mariucci live from outside Levi's Stadium.
At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, FOX NFL Thursday with Michael StrahanTerry Bradshaw and Howie Long airs live from New York City, providing the final say leading up to Raiders-49ers.
At halftime on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, Strahan, Bradshaw and Long break down the first half. Immediately following the game, Bradshaw and Long recap Raiders-49ers.
Exclusively on NFL Network, Wolfe, Warner, Irvin and Mariucci host the postgame show from the field at Levi's Stadium and are joined by a star of the game live on-set.
Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET with Scott HansonLindsay RhodesWillie McGinestDavid Carr and Reggie Bush on NFL Total Access.
Tomorrow night's matchup will be televised on FOX, NFL Network and in Spanish on FOX Deportes. Fans can stream the game on FOX Sports and FOX Deportes digital platforms on an authenticated basis across devices, NFL.com and the NFL app on connected TV devices on an authenticated basis, Amazon Prime Video across devices, Twitch on mobile and PC, and the NFL app and Yahoo Sports (along with Yahoo, AOL Sports, AOL, and Tumblr) on phones and tablets on a cross-carrier basis. Learn all of the ways to watch at NFL.com/TNF.
Through Prime Video and Twitch, Amazon will provide viewers in over 200 countries and territories a unique Thursday Night Football viewing experience complete with interactive features that bring fans closer to the game.
FOX Deportes' coverage begins at 7:30 PM ET and continues throughout the entirety of Raiders-49ers with Rodolfo LanderosJessi Losada, analyst Rolando Cantú and reporter Jaime Motta.
Audio broadcasts of the game are available via Westwood One Sports, SiriusXM and the TuneIn app.
On Friday, November 2 at 8:00 PM ET, NFL Network's A Football Life continues 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 MontanaJerry Rice and Ronnie Lott, former 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo and team president Carmen Policy, and others. For more information, visit: http://tinyurl.com/y92tcmd4.

​NFL LEGENDS MARK BRUNELL, WILLIE MC GINEST, WILL SHIELDS & AENEAS WILLIAMS TO SERVE AS CAPTAINS FOR 2019 EAST-WEST SHRINE GAME


Pro Football Hall of Famers WILL SHIELDS and AENEAS WILLIAMS, three-time Pro Bowler MARK BRUNELL and three-time Super Bowl champion WILLIE McGINEST will serve as the 2019 East-West Shrine Game Legends captains, the NFL announced today. 

The four Legends captains, who all played in the East-West Shrine Game, will serve as mentors for players throughout the week and be present on the sidelines on gameday. ​

“The East-West Shrine Game merges both the game with community service by enriching young lives at the Shriners Hospitals,” said TROY VINCENT, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. “These NFL Legends captains exemplify the very best of on-field play and giving back to community. As a former East-West Shrine Game participant, their mentorship throughout the week will have a lifetime impact on the players.”

The 94th annual East-West Shrine Game, which features some of college football’s best prospects, will kick off at 3 p.m. ET on Saturday, January 19, from Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida and be televised live on NFL Network.

“We are thrilled to have these exceptional alumni return as NFL Legends to work with our 2019 East-West Shrine Game players,” said HAROLD RICHARDSON, East-West Shrine Game Executive Director. “The skill and knowledge that the Legends can provide to our players will further their ability to transition to the professional level next season in the NFL.”

MARK BRUNELL: Brunell enjoyed a 19-year NFL career, highlighted by his nine seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars where he was a three-time Pro Bowl selection and holds the franchise record for passing yards, passing touchdowns and most 300-yard games. He also played for the Green Bay Packers, Washington Redskins, New Orleans Saints and New York Jets in his career and was a member of New Orleans’ Super Bowl XLIV winning team. Brunell remains active in the football community, currently serving as the head coach for the Episcopal School of Jacksonville.
WILLIE McGINEST: A two-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time Super Bowl champion, McGinest was a vital member of the New England Patriots dynasty of the early 2000s. His 15-year NFL career was highlighted by his 12 seasons with New England, where he recorded an NFL-record 16 postseason sacks, including a single-game playoff record 4.5 sacks in the Patriots’ 2005 AFC Wild Card game. McGinest, who finished his career with the Cleveland Browns, currently serves as an analyst for the NFL Network.  
WILL SHIELDS: A member of the 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame class, Shields was a 12-time Pro Bowl selection and three-time First-Team All-Pro during his 14-year career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Shields never missed a game at guard throughout his career and was named to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 2000’s. He was named the 2003 Walter Payton Man of the Year for his work with the Will to Succeed Foundation, a charitable organization he founded in 1993.
AENEAS WILLIAMS: An eight-time Pro Bowl selection and the 1991 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year, Williams played both cornerback and safety throughout his 14-year career for the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams, earning Pro Bowl selections at both positions. The former walk-on at Southern University was selected to the NFL’s All-Decade Team of the 1990’s and enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2014.
For more than 90 years, some of football’s greatest players and coaches have contributed to the tradition of the East-West Shrine Game, the nation’s first college all-star football game. Created by the Shriners in 1925, the game is driven by the desire to support Shriners Hospitals for Children in its mission to help children in need of expert medical care. Participating players make an annual visit to the local Shriners Hospital, visiting children and staff in an experience that they will truly never forget.

​LA NFL ARRANCA LA SEGUNDA MITAD DE LA TEMPORADA 
MIENTRAS EL CALENDARIO LLEGA A NOVIEMBRE
Cuando la temporada de la NFL cruza su punto medio, los puntos anotados siguen siendo de los más altos en la historia, los partidos cerrados son la norma y los jugadores a lo largo de la liga permanecen produciendo a ritmo de quebrar marcas.
La NFL arranca el mes de noviembre con acción cerradas. A lo largo de las primeras ocho semanas de la temporada, 67 partidos fueron decididos por una anotación, empatando con la temporada 2012 para la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL a lo largo de la octava semana (68 en 2016), incluyendo seis de esa clase de partidos la semana pasada. Treinta y seis de esos juegos fueron decididos por tres o menos puntos, la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL a lo largo de la octava semana (42 juegos en 1999), incluyendo tres partidos de esa clase la semana pasada. 
Han habido 5,834 puntos anotados esta temporada, la mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL a lo largo de las primeras ocho semanas de la temporada, y las 661 anotaciones totales de la liga y los 429 pases anotadores son ambas las cifras más altas en la historia de la liga a lo largo de ocho semanas.
Un equipo sigue invicto, ya que los LOS ANGELES RAMS se pusieron 8-0 por primera vez desde 1969 con su victoria sobre los Green Bay Packers de la octava semana. El de los Rams es el 25º equipo en la era del Super Bowl que arranca una temporada con registro de 8-0, y ocho de los anteriores 24 equipos en lograr tal hazaña terminaron ganando el Super Bowl en sus respectivas temporadas. 
El corredor de los Rams TODD GURLEY, que la semana pasada tuvo 195 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (114 acarreando, 81 recibiendo) y una recepción anotadora, lidera la NFL con 15 anotaciones totales esta temporada. Gurley es uno de tres jugadores diferentes en registrar al menos 15 anotaciones en los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo un una temporada, sumándose al miembro del Salón de la Fama JIM BROWN (17 anotaciones en 1958) y a PRIEST HOLMES (15 anotaciones en 2002 y 2004). 
​LOS JUGADORES CON LAS MAYORES CANTIDADES DE ANOTACIONES EN LOS PRIMEROS OCHO PARTIDOS DE SU EQUIPO EN UNA TEMPORDA EN LA HISTORIA DE LA NFL
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
ANOTACIONES TOTALES
Jim Brown^
Cleveland
1958
17
Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams
2018
15
Priest Holmes
Kansas City
2004
15
Priest Holmes
Kansas City
2002
15
^Miembro del Salón de la Fama
El mariscal de campo de Kansas City PATRICK MAHOMES, que la semana pasada se convirtió en el cuarto mariscal de campo en la historia de la NFL en lanzar al menos cuatro pases anotadores en tres partidos consecutivos, lidera la liga con 26 pases anotadores esta temporada. Es el tercer jugador diferente en los anales de la liga en lanzar al menos 25 pases anotadores en los primeros ocho juegos de su equipo en una temporada, uniéndose a TOM BRADY (30 pases anotadores en 2007) y PEYTON MANNING (29 en 2013 y 26 en 2004). Brady y Manning terminaron ganando el premio de Jugador más Valioso (MVP, por sus siglas en inglés) por Associated Press en esas temporadas.
LOS JUGADORES CON LAS MAYORES CANTIDADES DE ANOTACIONES AÉREAS EN LOS PRIMEROS OCHO PARTIDOS DE SU EQUIPO EN UNA TEMPORADA EN LA HISTORIA DE LA NFL
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
ANOTACIONES AÉREAS

Tom Brady#
New England
2007
30

Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
29

Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
26

Peyton Manning#
Indianapolis
2004
26

#Nombrado Jugador más valioso por Associated Press 
El receptor de Minnesota ADAM THIELEN lidera la NFL con 74 recepciones –la mayor cantidad por un jugador en los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL– y registró al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en ocho juegos consecutivos, igualando una marca de la NFL (CALVIN JOHNSON, ocho partidos seguidos en 2012). Thielen, que tiene 925 yardas recibiendo, la mayor cifra de la liga, puede convertirse en el segundo jugador en la historia de la NFL con al menos 75 recepciones y 1,000 yardas recibiendo en los primeros nueve partidos de su equipo en una temporada, uniéndose al de Atlanta JULIO JONES (80 recepciones y 1,029 yardas recibiendo en 2015).
LOS JUGADORES CON LAS MAYORES CANTIDADES DE RECEPCIONES A LO LARGO DE LOS PRIMEROS OCHO PARTIDOS DE SU EQUIPO EN UNA TEMPORADA EN LA HISTORIA DE LA NFL
JUGADOR
EQUIPO
TEMPORADA
RECEPCIONES
Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2018
74
Julio Jones
Atlanta
2015
70
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
2002
69
^Miembro del Salón de la Fama
Siguen los destacados del cronograma de la novena semana:
Los PITTSBURGH STEELERS viajan hasta el estadio M&T Bank para enfrentar a los BALTIMORE RAVENS en un duelo clave de la AFC Norte (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS). En la cuarta semana, el mariscal de campo de Baltimore JOE FLACCO lanzó 363 yardas, con dos anotaciones, ninguna intercepción y un índice de pasador de 109.5, y el pateador JUSTIN TUCKER convirtió cuatro goles de campo en la segunda mitad de la victoria de los Ravens 26-14 en Pittsburgh. El corredor de los Steelers JAMES CONNER, que en la octava semana tuvo 212 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (146 acarreando, 66 recibiendo) y dos acarreos anotadores, es el cuarto jugador de primero o segundo año en registrar cuatro partidos con al menos dos acarreos anotadores en los primeros siete juegos de su equipo en una temporada, sumándose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama STEVE VAN BUREN (1945), JIM BROWN (1958) y ERIC DICKERSON (1983).
Los SEATTLE SEAHAWKS reciben a los LOS ANGELES CHARGERS en el CenturyLink Field para una batalla interconferencia (4:05 PM, hora de New York, CBS). Los Chargers, que llegan al partido con marca de 5-2, ganaron cuatro juegos consecutivos y son uno de los tres equipos de la AFC que están promediando al menos 400 yardas totales netas por partido. El corredor de Los Angeles MELVIN GORDON (745 yardas desde la línea de golpeo, nueve anotaciones) es uno de los cinco jugadores de la NFL con al menos 700 yardas desde la línea de golpeo y nueve anotaciones esta temporada, y el mariscal de campo de los Chargers PHILIP RIVERS lidera la AFC con índice de pasador de 117.8 en 2018. El mariscal de campo de Seattle RUSSELL WILSON completó 14 de 17 pases (el 82.4 por ciento) para 248 yardas, con tres anotaciones, ninguna intercepción y un índice de pasador de 158.3 en la victoria de los Seahawks en la octava semana, siendo el primer mariscal de campo en la historia de la franquicia en registrar un índice de 158.3 (mínimo 15 intentos), el más alto posible para un pasador.
En la tarde del domingo, los LOS ANGELES RAMS se las verán con los NEW ORLEANS SAINTS en el Superdomo Mercedes-Benz (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX) en un enfrentamiento entre dos contendientes de la NFC. El tackle defensivo de los Rams AARON DONALD tiene seis capturas en sus últimos dos partidos y lidera la NFL con 10 capturas y 12 tacleadas detrás dela línea de golpeo esta temporada. El mariscal de campo de los Saints DREW BREES, que ostenta tres de los cuatro mejores porcentajes de pases completos en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL, lidera la liga con un porcentaje de pases completos de 77.4 (188 de 243), que es un 5.4 por ciento más alto que la actual marca de una sola temporada, de 72.0%, establecida por el mismo Brees en 2017.
En el cierre de la jornada dominguera, por la noche (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC), AARON RODGERS y los GREEN BAY PACKERS viajan a Foxborough para encontrarse con TOM BRADY y los NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. Rodgers (103.6) y Brady (97.6) se ubican primero y tercero, respectivamente, en índice de pasador en una carrera (mínimo de 1,500 intentos) en la historia de la NFL y son los únicos jugadores activos con múltiples premios de Jugador más Valioso por Associated Press (tres para Brady y dos para Rodgers). En el último encuentro entre los dos equipos, Rodgers lanzó 368 yardas, con dos anotaciones, ninguna intercepción e índice de pasador de 112.6 en el triunfo de los Packers 26-21 sobre New England el 30 de noviembre de 2014.

NFL KICKS OFF SECOND HALF 
AS THE CALENDAR TURNS TO NOVEMBER
As the NFL season crosses the midway point, scoring remains at an all-time high, close games are the norm and players across the league are on record-setting paces.
The NFL kicks off the month of November with action as close as ever. Through the first eight weeks of the season, 67 games have been decided by one score, tied with the 2012 season for the second-most in NFL history through Week 8 (68 in 2016), including six such games last week. Thirty-six of those games have been decided by three or fewer points, the second-most in NFL history through Week 8 (42 games in 1999), including three such games last week. 
There have been 5,834 points scored this season, the most in NFL history through the first eight weeks of the season, and the league’s 661 total touchdowns and 429 touchdown passes are both the highest marks in league history through eight weeks.
One undefeated team remains, as the LOS ANGELES RAMS advanced to 8-0 for the first time since 1969 with a win over the Green Bay Packers in Week 8. The Rams are the 25th team in the Super Bowl era to begin a season with an 8-0 record and eight of the previous 24 teams to accomplish the feat won the Super Bowl in their respective seasons. 
Rams running back TODD GURLEY, who had 195 scrimmage yards (114 rushing, 81 receiving) and a touchdown catch last week, leads the NFL with 15 total touchdowns this season. Gurley is one of three different players to score 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 2002 and 2004). 
​THE PLAYERS WITH THE MOST TOUCHDOWNS IN THEIR
TEAM’S FIRST EIGHT GAMES OF A SEASON IN NFL HISTORY
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS
Jim Brown^
Cleveland
1958
17
Todd Gurley
Los Angeles Rams
2018
15
Priest Holmes
Kansas City
2004
15
Priest Holmes
Kansas City
2002
15
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
​Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES, who became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to throw at least four touchdown passes in three consecutive games last week, leads the league with 26 touchdown passes this season. He is the third different player in league annals to throw at least 25 touchdown passes in his team’s first eight games of a season, joining TOM BRADY (30 touchdown passes in 2007) and PEYTON MANNING (29 in 2013 and 26 in 2004). Brady and Manning went on to earn Associated Press Most Valuable Player honors in those seasons.
THE PLAYERS WITH THE MOST PASSING TOUCHDOWNS IN THEIR TEAM’S FIRST EIGHT GAMES OF A SEASON IN NFL HISTORY
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Tom Brady#
New England
2007
30

Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
29

Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
26

Peyton Manning#
Indianapolis
2004
26

#Named Associated Press MVP
Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN leads the NFL with 74 receptions – the most by a player in his team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history – and has recorded at least 100 receiving yards in an NFL record-tying eight consecutive games (CALVIN JOHNSON, eight consecutive games in 2012). Thielen, who has a league-leading 925 receiving yards, can become the second player in NFL history with at least 75 catches and 1,000 receiving yards in his team’s first nine games of a season, joining Atlanta’s JULIO JONES (80 catches and 1,029 receiving yards in 2015).
THE PLAYERS WITH THE MOST RECEPTIONS THROUGH THEIR TEAM’S FIRST EIGHT GAMES OF A SEASON IN NFL HISTORY
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RECEPTIONS
Adam Thielen
Minnesota
2018
74
Julio Jones
Atlanta
2015
70
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
2002
69
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Below are highlights of the Week 9 schedule:
The PITTSBURGH STEELERS travel to M&T Bank Stadium to take on the BALTIMORE RAVENS in a key AFC North matchup (1:00 PM ET, CBS). In Week 4, Baltimore quarterback JOE FLACCO passed for 363 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 109.5 passer rating and kicker JUSTIN TUCKER converted four second-half field goals in the Ravens’ 26-14 victory at Pittsburgh. Steelers running back JAMES CONNER, who had 212 scrimmage yards (146 rushing, 66 receiving) and two rushing touchdowns in Week 8, is the fourth 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).
The SEATTLE SEAHAWKS welcome the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS to CenturyLink Field in an interconference battle (4:05 PM ET, CBS). The Chargers, who enter the game at 5-2, have won four consecutive games and are one of three teams in the AFC averaging at least 400 total net yards per game. Los Angeles running back MELVIN GORDON (745 scrimmage yards, nine touchdowns) is one of five NFL players with at least 700 scrimmage yards and nine touchdowns this season and Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS leads the AFC with a 117.8 passer rating in 2018. Seattle 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’ Week 8 win and is the first quarterback in franchise history to register a 158.3 rating (minimum 15 attempts), the highest rating a passer can achieve.
On Sunday afternoon, the LOS ANGELES RAMS take on the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome (4:25 PM ET, FOX) in a battle of NFC contenders. Rams defensive tackle AARON DONALD has six sacks in his past two games and leads the NFL with 10 sacks and 12 tackles for loss this season. Saints quarterback DREW BREES, who owns three of the four highest single-season completion percentages in NFL history, leads the league with a 77.4 completion percentage (188 of 243), which is 5.4 percent higher than the current single-season record of 72.0 percent set by Brees in 2017.
In Sunday’s nightcap (8:20 PM ET, NBC), AARON RODGERS and the GREEN BAY PACKERS travel to Foxborough to meet TOM BRADY and the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS. Rodgers (103.6) and Brady (97.6) rank first and third, respectively, in NFL history in career passer rating (minimum 1,500 attempts) and are the only active players with multiple Associated Press Most Valuable Player Awards (three for Brady and two for Rodgers). In the last meeting between the two teams, Rodgers passed for 368 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 112.6 passer rating in the Packers’ 26-21 win over New England on November 30, 2014.
NFL WEEK 9 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 4-5
(All times eastern)
Bye: Arizona, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, New York Giants, Philadelphia
Thursday, November 1
Sunday, November 4 (cont’d)
Oakland at San Francisco, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) 
Atlanta at Washington, 1:00 PM
Houston at Denver, 4:05 PM
Sunday, November 4
Los Angeles Chargers at Seattle, 4:05 PM
Pittsburgh at Baltimore, 1:00 PM
Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans, 4:25 PM
Chicago at Buffalo, 1:00 PM
Green Bay at New England, 8:20 PM (NBC)
Tampa Bay at Carolina, 1:00 PM

Kansas City at Cleveland, 1:00 PM
Monday, November 5
New York Jets at Miami, 1:00 PM
Tennessee at Dallas, 8:15 PM (ESPN)
Detroit at Minnesota, 1:00 PM



2019 PRO BOWL PRESENTED BY VERIZON
TICKETS ON SALE NOW

The Pro Bowl is back in Orlando! The NFL’s brightest stars are returning to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium for the 2019 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon on Sunday, January 27, 2019. Tickets to the game start at $45 and are now on sale at NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale
New this year, tickets will also grant fans special benefits on gameday, including:
·       Dedicated AFC & NFC Seating Sections
·       Player Red Carpet Viewing 
·       Special Kid Zone Activities
·       Postgame Fireworks
Special group ticket packages, including access to VIP seating at Pro Bowl practices, are available by calling (646) 688-5705. 
Premium Pro Bowl packages, including VIP parties and hotel accommodations, can also be purchased through On Location Experiences (OLE), the NFL’s official source for event experiences and hospitality. More information on Pro Bowl gameday and weekend packages is available at NFLOnLocation.com.
With a start time of 3:00 PM ET, the 2019 Pro Bowl will be televised live on ESPN, ESPN Deportes, Disney XD and simulcast on ABC – the second time the game will be available on both broadcast and cable networks, and the first time that the game is being televised on Disney XD.
For the third consecutive year, the NFL will host Pro Bowl Week festivities across the Orlando area, bringing free experiences and activities to fans as well as an extraordinary number of events focused on commemorating all levels of football – from youth to high school to the NFL's best. Some of the Pro Bowl Week events will include: 
·       Pro Bowl Experience: A free football festival located at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort, where fans can participate in immersive exhibits, take photos with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, and more. 
·       Pro Bowl Practices: AFC and NFC team practices – which are free and open to the public – will be held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
·       Pro Bowl Skills Showdown: A unique competition pitting AFC and NFC All-Stars, will test the athletic prowess of the NFL’s best players in unique competitions.
·       Play Football Opening Night: Over 600 NFL FLAG and High School football student-athletes will experience what it feels like to be in the spotlight as an NFL player. 
·       Play Football Skills ShowdownHigh school football players will participate in their own Skills Showdown at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
·       Pep Rally at Disney Springs: Disney Springs will be hosting a Pep Rally to celebrate the 2019 Pro Bowl on Saturday night. The Pep Rally at Disney Springs will include dancing, NFL cheerleaders, team mascots, and more. NFL Shop will be on site to offer exclusive Pro Bowl merchandise.
·       NFL FLAG Championships Powered By USA Football: The NFL FLAG Championships are returning to the Pro Bowl for the third consecutive year.
·       Play Football Celebrity Flag Game: During the 2019 Pro Bowl, NFL Legends, celebrities, influencers, and the youth football community will participate in a friendly but competitive flag football game.
·       Youth Football & Community Day at Pro Bowl: NFL Pro Bowl players will give back to the local Orlando community by participating in the 2019 Youth Football & Community Day. 
·       Don Shula High School Coach Of The Year Award: The Don Shula High School Coach of the Year award honors an exemplary football coach at the high school level who displays the integrity, achievement, and leadership demonstrated by Coach Shula. ​
The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. For the third consecutive year, the 2019 Pro Bowl will be an autism-friendly event hosted by the NFL at Camping World Stadium. 
Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer families who attend the 2019 Pro Bowl with support, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.
Fans are encouraged to visit NFL.com/ProBowl for the latest Pro Bowl information.