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​2018 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 17

NFC
CLINCHED: New Orleans Saints – NFC South division title and home-field advantage
Los Angeles Rams – NFC West division title
                     Chicago Bears – NFC North division title
                     Dallas Cowboys – NFC East division title
                     Seattle Seahawks – playoff berth

LOS ANGELES RAMS (12-3) (vs. San Francisco (4-11), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. LAR win or tie OR
  2. CHI loss or tie

CHICAGO BEARS (11-4) (at Minnesota (8-6-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Chicago clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. CHI win + LAR loss

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-6-1) (vs. Chicago (11-4), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. MIN win or tie OR
  2. PHI loss or tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-7) (at Washington (7-8), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Philadelphia clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. PHI win + MIN loss

AFC
CLINCHED: Kansas City Chiefs – Playoff berth
                     Los Angeles Chargers – Playoff berth
                     New England Patriots – AFC East division title
                     Houston Texans – Playoff berth​

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-4) (vs. Oakland (4-11), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
  1. KC win OR
  2. KC tie + LAC loss or tie OR
  3. LAC loss + NE loss or tie + HOU loss or tie OR
  4. LAC loss + NE loss or tie + KC clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:
  1. LAC loss + NE loss or tie OR
  2. LAC loss + HOU loss or tie
  3. LAC loss + KC clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:
  1. LAC loss OR
  2. KC tie + LAC tie

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-5) (vs. New York Jets (4-11), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
  1. NE win + KC loss + LAC loss

New England clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. NE win OR
  2. NE tie + HOU loss or tie OR
  3. BAL loss or tie + HOU loss + TEN loss or tie

HOUSTON TEXANS (10-5) (vs. Jacksonville (5-10), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Houston clinches AFC South division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie + KC loss + LAC loss + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over KC

Houston clinches AFC South division title and a first-round bye with:
  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie OR
  2. HOU win + KC loss + LAC loss + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over KC OR
  3. HOU tie + NE loss OR
  4. IND-TEN tie + NE loss + BAL win + HOU clinches a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

Houston clinches AFC South division title with:
  1. HOU win or tie OR
  2. IND-TEN tie

BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-6) (vs. Cleveland (7-7-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Baltimore clinches AFC North division title and a first-round bye with:
  1. BAL win + NE loss + HOU loss + IND-TEN does not end in a tie OR
  2. BAL win + NE loss + HOU loss + BAL clinches at least a tie in strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

Baltimore clinches AFC North division title with:
  1. BAL win OR
  2. PIT loss OR
  3. BAL tie + PIT tie

Baltimore clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. BAL tie + IND-TEN tie

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (11-4) (at Denver (6-9), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Los Angeles clinches AFC West division title and home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
  1. LAC win + KC loss or tie OR
  2. LAC tie + KC loss

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-6) (at Tennessee (9-6), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
Indianapolis clinches AFC South division title with:
  1. IND win + HOU loss

Indianapolis clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. IND win OR
  2. IND tie + PIT loss or tie OR
  3. IND tie + BAL loss

TENNESSEE TITANS (9-6) (vs. Indianapolis (9-6), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
Tennessee clinches AFC South division title and first-round bye with:
  1. TEN win + HOU loss + NE loss + BAL loss or tie

Tennessee clinches AFC South division title with:
  1. TEN win + HOU loss

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. TEN win

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-6-1) (vs. Cincinnati (6-9), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division title with:
  1. PIT win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. PIT win + IND-TEN tie

NFL WEEK 17 SCHEDULE:#GAME 256 – INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-TENNESSEE TITANS TO MEET ONSUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC
A look at the final Week 17 schedule (all times ET): 
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1:00 PM
FOX
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
1:00 PM
FOX
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
1:00 PM
FOX
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
1:00 PM
FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
1:00 PM
CBS
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
1:00 PM
CBS
New York Jets at New England Patriots
1:00 PM
CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
4:25 PM
FOX
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
4:25 PM
FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
4:25 PM
CBS
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
4:25 PM
CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos
4:25 PM
CBS
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
4:25 PM
CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
4:25 PM
FOX
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
4:25 PM
FOX

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
8:20 PM
NBC
NFL WEEK 17 SCHEDULE:#GAME 256 - INDIANAPOLIS COLTS-TENNESSEE TITANS TO MEET ONSUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL ON NBC
The Indianapolis Colts will face the Tennessee Titans on Sunday Night Football on NBC, the NFL announced today.  
The winner of the Indianapolis-Tennessee game will advance to the NFL playoffs. 
If the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the Seattle Seahawks in tonight’s game, Kansas City will host the Oakland Raiders at 1 p.m. ET Sunday on CBS.  If Seattle defeats Kansas City, the Raiders-Chiefs game will be played at 4:25 p.m. ET on CBS. 
A look at the Week 17 schedule (all times ET): 
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
1:00 PM
FOX
Carolina Panthers at New Orleans Saints
1:00 PM
FOX
Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants
1:00 PM
FOX
Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
1:00 PM
FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Houston Texans
1:00 PM
CBS
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills
1:00 PM
CBS
New York Jets at New England Patriots
1:00 PM
CBS
Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs*
1:00 or 4:25 PM
CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks
4:25 PM
FOX
Chicago Bears at Minnesota Vikings
4:25 PM
FOX
Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers
4:25 PM
CBS
Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
4:25 PM
CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Denver Broncos
4:25 PM
CBS
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
4:25 PM
FOX
San Francisco 49ers at Los Angeles Rams
4:25 PM
FOX

Indianapolis Colts at Tennessee Titans
8:20 PM
NBC
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 16
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 23, the 16th week of the 2018 season.
·       The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS defeated Pittsburgh, 31-28, and clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. With the Steelers’ loss, the HOUSTON TEXANS clinched a playoff berth.
The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS defeated Buffalo, 24-12, and clinched the AFC East division title for the 10th consecutive season.
The Patriots have advanced to the postseason in 10 consecutive seasons (2009-18), surpassing Dallas (nine from 1975-1983) and Indianapolis (nine from 2002-2010) for the most consecutive seasons in NFL history with a playoff berth.
With their 10th win of the season, New England (16 seasons from 2003-2018) tied San Francisco (16 from 1983-98) for the most consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories in NFL history.
New England quarterback TOM BRADY, who has 4,105 passing yards this season, joins PEYTON MANNING (14 seasons), DREW BREES (12) and PHILIP RIVERS (10) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 10 seasons of at least 4,000 passing yards.
The DALLAS COWBOYS defeated Tampa Bay, 27-20, and clinched the NFC East division title for the second time in the past three seasons.
Dallas running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 109 scrimmage yards (85 rushing, 24 receiving) in the Cowboys’ Week 16 victory.
Elliott, who has 4,048 rushing yards and 1,199 receiving yards in his three-year NFL career, is the fifth player in NFL history with at least 4,000 rushing yards and 1,000 receiving yards in his first three NFL seasons, joining OTTIS ANDERSONCHRIS JOHNSON, and Pro Football Hall of Famers BARRY SANDERS and LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON.
Elliott, who had 1,994 scrimmage yards in 2016, leads the NFL with 2,001 scrimmage yards this season and joins Pro Football Hall of Famers ERIC DICKERSON and LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON, and EDGERRIN JAMES as the only players in league annals with at least 1,900 scrimmage yards in two of their first three career seasons.
·       Cleveland rookie quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD completed 27 of 37 pass attempts (73.0 percent) for 284 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 121.9 passer rating in the Browns’ 26-18 win against Cincinnati.
Mayfield, who has 24 touchdown passes in 2018, surpassed ANDREW LUCK (23 touchdown passes in 2012) for the second-most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the common draft era. Only PEYTON MANNING (26 in 1998) had more passing touchdowns as a rookie quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the common draft era.
·       Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS completed 37 of 55 pass attempts (67.3 percent) for 442 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 103.8 passer rating and had two rushing touchdowns in the Packers’ 44-38 overtime win at the New York Jets.
Rodgers is the only player in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards, two passing touchdowns and two rushing touchdowns. He also previously accomplished the feat on October 2, 2011 against Denver (408 passing yards, four touchdown passes and two rushing touchdowns).
·       Philadelphia quarterback NICK FOLES passed for 471 yards and four touchdowns while tight end ZACH ERTZ had 12 receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles’ 32-30 victory against Houston.
Foles is the first quarterback in franchise history with multiple career games of at least 400 passing yards and four touchdown passes (406 passing yards and seven touchdown passes on November 3, 2013 at Oakland). His 471 passing yards are the most in a single game in franchise history, surpassing DONOVAN MC NABB, who passed for 464 yards against Green Bay on December 5, 2004.
Ertz, who has a franchise-record 113 catches in 2018, surpassed JASON WITTEN(110 receptions in 2012) for the most receptions by a tight end in a single season in NFL history.
·       Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN had five receptions for 80 yards in the Vikings’ 27-9 victory at Detroit.
Thielen, who signed as an undrafted free agent with Minnesota in 2013, has 110 catches and 1,335 receiving yards in 2018 and joins ROD SMITH (2000 & 2001) & WES WELKER (2009, 2011 & 2012) as the only undrafted players in the common draft era with at least 100 receptions and 1,300 receiving yards in a single season.
·       Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY had 178 scrimmage yards (101 rushing, 77 receiving) and 12 receptions in the Panthers’ Week 16 loss against Atlanta.
McCaffrey, who leads all running backs with 106 receptions this season, surpassed MATT FORTÉ (102 receptions in 2014) for the most receptions by a running back in a single season in NFL history.
McCaffrey, who has 1,080 rushing yards in 2018, joins Pro Football Hall of Famer LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (2003) and MATT FORTÉ (2014) as the only players in NFL history with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 100 receptions in a single season.
·       Pittsburgh wide receiver JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 11 receptions for 115 yards in the Steelers’ Week 16 loss against New Orleans.
Smith-Schuster, who is 22 years and 31 days old, has 106 catches this season andsurpassed LARRY FITZGERALD (22 years, 123 days) as the youngest player to reach 100 receptions in a single season in NFL history.



The Way Up - Chris Long & The Waterboys' Documentary to Premiere on NFL Network Friday, Dec. 28
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Two-Hour Special Narrated by Award-Winning Actress Uma Thurman Premieres Friday, December 28 at 8:00 PM ET​
"I hope by sharing our story, others will be inspired to get involved and help us get water to one million people." – Chris Long
  
On Friday, December 28 at 8:00 PM ET, NFL Network premieres The Way Up – Chris Long & The Waterboys, a two-hour documentary produced by NFL Films.​
Narrated by award-winning actress Uma ThurmanThe Way Up chronicles what it means to play for a cause for Super Bowl champion and Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long, whose legacy of service stretched from villages in Tanzania to communities across the U.S.​
The special opens with the trek to the peak of Tanzania's Mount Kilimanjaro taken this past February by a group of NFL players and military veterans known as The Waterboys. Led by Long and former Seattle Seahawks player and Green Beret Nate Boyer, The Waterboys summited the largest free-standing mountain in the world to bring attention to the current water crisis in Tanzania. Joined by current NFL player Connor Barwin along with former NFL players Vince YoungSteven JacksonTom Santi, and MMA star Justin Wren, their climb represents the hundreds of miles that Tanzanians walk every month to ferry dirty water back to their villages just to survive.​
"Sharing our 'Conquering Kili' program and telling this story is deeply personal to me," said Long. "It was my first climb up Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2013 that began my lifelong commitment to the clean water cause, and now I get to share that every year with a team of military combat veterans and athletes. I am thrilled to be a part of The Way Up film project. I hope by sharing our story, others will be inspired to get involved and help us get water to one million people."​
The Waterboys' journey came at the end of an unforgettable 2017 for Long. Following a Super Bowl title with the New England Patriots in 2016, Long joined the Eagles in 2017, hoping to contribute to a young team on the rise, while also looking to boost awareness for his philanthropic initiatives. By season's end, Long had gained national attention for the decision to donate his entire year's salary toward creating educational equity, while his on-field efforts helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl in franchise history.​
"Chris Long demonstrates true heroism as he leaves Minneapolis a Super Bowl Champion and ascends Mt. Kilimanjaro as an inspiring champion for clean water," said Rick Qualliotine, NFL Vice President and Executive Producer of the film. "NFL Films chronicles this epic journey from the 50 to the 19,341 with its celebrated storytelling."​
The special also delves into the tragic events that unfolded in Long's hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia in July 2017 and how that dark moment sparked Long to join his fellow teammates in speaking up about racial inequalities that still reverberate across America. The Way Up features interviews with Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and safetyMalcolm Jenkins on the impact of Long's cause efforts on the Eagles organization, the Philadelphia community and beyond.​
The Waterboys and Chris Long Foundation work to provide clean, accessible drinking water to communities in need. As a part of that effort, the "Conquering Kili" program unites combat veterans and NFL alumni toward the common goal of conquering Africa's highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro, while raising funding for wells that transform communities through the gift of clean water. For more information on The Waterboys, visitwaterboys.org, and to donate, text 'Kili' to 41444.

SEVEN INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS COMPETE FOR A SPOT IN THE NFL INTERNATIONAL PLAYER PATHWAY PROGRAM
Instituted in 2017, the program aims to provide elite international athletes the opportunity to compete at the NFL level, improve their skills, and ultimately earn a spot on an NFL roster.
The league has identified seven top athletes from five countries that will compete for a place in the 2019 program. Given the program’s success to date, the NFL widened its search for international talent, with players from Brazil and Mexico participating for the first time.   Athletes from Australia, Germany and the United Kingdom will again be represented, including two professional Rugby players, Valentine Holmes and Christian Wade, who are attempting to cross over to the NFL. 
David Bada (Germany), Moubarak Djeri (Germany), Valentine Holmes (Australia), Jakob Johnson (Germany), Dural Neto (Brazil), Maximo Sanchez (Mexico) and Christian Wade (United Kingdom) will begin training in the United States next month and will have the opportunity to showcase their talents to NFL club scouts in March in hopes of being signed as a free agent or being selected for a 2019 practice squad position through the International Player Pathway Program. 
One of the NFL’s eight divisions, to be chosen at random, will receive international players should they not be signed to free agent contracts.  At the conclusion of training camp, players will be eligible for an international player practice squad exemption with teams being given an exemption for an eleventh practice squad member – ineligible to be activated during the season.  
 For the fourth consecutive season, the journey of these prospects will be documented through the NFL Undiscovered series. Watch the previous three seasons of NFL Undiscovered on the NFL’s YouTube and Facebook channels, including the 2018 series
Highlights from the program to date include:
MORITZ BÖHRINGER, Tight End/Wide Receiver (Germany), Age: 25 – Cincinnati Bengals
In 2016, Böhringer was selected in the sixth round of the NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the first player to be drafted directly from European football.  He spent the 2016 season on the Vikings practice squad.  Böhringer is currently on the Cincinnati Bengals practice squad as part of the 2018 International Player Pathway Program.
JORDAN MAILATA, Tackle (Australia), Age: 21 – Philadelphia Eagles
The 2018 NFL Draft culminated an exciting time for Mailata, a past program participant.  The Samoan-born Australian former professional rugby league player for the South Sydney Rabbitohs was drafted in the seventh round by the Philadelphia Eagles (thereby making him ineligible for the International Player Pathway Program).  Converted to football full-time early in 2018, the 6-8, 350-pounder impressed NFL scouts at various workouts with his strength, footwork and athleticism, and continued his football journey with the Eagles during the 2018 season as the youngest player on their roster. 
EFE OBADA, Defensive End (UK), Age: 26 – Carolina Panthers
Obada was raised in London after arriving from the Netherlands at age 10.  He signed as a free agent for the Dallas Cowboys in 2015 after playing only five games of amateur football with the London Warriors. He played in the preseason for the Cowboys and spent part of the 2015 season on the club's practice squad. He has since had spells on the rosters of the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons before joining the Carolina Panthers practice squad as part of the 2017 International Player Pathway Program. In 2018, ​Obada become the first player from the NFL International Pathway program to make a 53-man roster.  In Week 3 against the Cincinnati Bengals, Obada played his first regular season game, earning NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his one-sack, one-interception performance.
Players taking part in the 2019 program:
DAVID BADA, Defensive End, (Germany), Age: 23 
Currently plays in the German Football League’s top division for the Schwabisch Hall Unicorns. Had previously played for the Ingolstadt Dukes where he developed as a pass rusher.
MOUBARAK DJERI, Defensive Tackle, (Germany), Age: 22
Born in Togo and moved to Germany in 2007. Played for the Cologne Crocodiles of the German Football League. Spent five seasons with the club before trying out for the Arizona Cardinals where he was signed in 2017 and participated in OTA’s before being released the day before training camp.
VALENTINE HOLMES, Running Back/Wide Receiver/Kick Returner, (Australia), Age: 23 
A professional rugby player from Australia’s National Rugby League. Signed his first contract with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at age 17 and made his professional debut with the club at the age of 19. Played the winger and fullback positions. Represented Australia in the 2017 Rugby World Cup and scored five tries (touchdowns) in the quarterfinals. The following game, he set a record with six tries in the semifinals.
JAKOB JOHNSON, Fullback, (Germany), Age: 24
Played for the Stuttgart Scorpions of the German Football League before moving to Jacksonville. Played one season of high school football and was recruited to continue his career at the University of Tennessee. Although recruited as a linebacker, transitioned to a tight end during his sophomore season. Attended Tennessee for four years.
DURVAL NETO, Defensive Tackle, (Brazil), Age: 25
Played domestically in Brazil for the past four seasons on the two best teams in Brazil. Was a judo champion prior to playing football. Emerging from an international market that has seen NFL players in the past, he has been noted with having great athletic ability and a willingness to learn.
MAXIMO SANCHEZ, Linebacker, (Mexico), Age: 25 
Has played in multiple domestic leagues in Mexico and was selected to represent the country for Team World against the USA U19 team. Is currently playing for Tech Monterrey, one of the best university programs in Mexico. Transitioned to OLB following his time as a 4-3 defensive end.
CHRISTIAN WADE, Running Back/Kick Returner, (England), Age: 27
Represented the English National Rugby Team at the U16, U18 and U20 levels. Was selected to the British and Irish Lions squad, the highest honor as a rugby player. His 82 Premiership Rugby tries (touchdowns) ranks third on the league’s all-time list.  A projected running back, he has high athletic ability and a versatile skill set.


​​DE INTERÉS – DECIMOSEXTA SEMANA
DE PEOR A PRIMERO. Cuando la NFL ingresa en la decimosexta semana, ya fueron aseguradas cinco plazas para la postemporada y siete siguen buscando dueño. Diecinueve de los 32 equipos de la liga siguen con posibilidades de obtener un boleto para el Super Bowl LIII y 14 de los 16 partidos en el calendario de esta semana tienen al menos un equipo aún con vida en la carrera por llegar a a Atlanta. ​
Para ver el panorama clasificatorio 2018 de la NFL correspondiente a la decimosexta semana, clic aquí.
Dos equipos –los Chicago Bears (NFC Norte) y los Los Angeles Chargers (una plaza en la postemporada)– la semana pasada se aseguraron sendas plazas para la postemporada 2018 de la NFL. Los Bears, que terminaron en el cuarto puesto de la NFC Norte la temporada pasada, completó una vuelta de tortilla de "peor a primero" en 2018. Los Houston Texans (10-4), que terminaron últimos en la AFC Sur en 2017, pueden asegurarse el título divisional en Philadelphia (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS) con una victoria o un empate o si tanto los Indianapolis Colts y los Tennessee Titans pierden o empatan.
En 15 de las últimas 16 temporadas, al menos un equipo terminó en el primer puesto de su división la temporada siguiente a haber finalizado último o empatado en el último puesto. Desde que el formato de postemporada de 12 equipos arrancó en 1990, al menos cuatro equipos han clasificado a la postemporada en cada temporada sin haber estado en la del año anterior.
-- NFL --
HISTORIA EN CIERNES. El mariscal de campo de Kansas City PATRICK MAHOMES lidera la NFL con 45 pases anotadores esta temporada.
El domingo por la noche en Seattle (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC), Mahomes puede continuar su ascenso en el tablero de pases anotadores de la NFL para una sola temporada.
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de pases anotadores en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAPASES ANOTADORES
Peyton Manning#Denver201355
Tom Brady#New England200750
Peyton Manning#Indianapolis200449
Dan Marino^#Miami198448
Drew BreesNew Orleans201146
Patrick MahomesKansas City201845*
Aaron Rodgers#Green Bay201145
^Miembro del Salón de la Fama
#Nombrado Jugador más valioso por Associated Press
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana
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4,000 en 10. El mariscal de campo de New England TOM BRADY se ubica quinto en la liga en yardas aéreas (3,979), mientras que el mariscal de campo de los Los Angeles ChargersPHILIP RIVERS iguala el séptimo puesto en la liga con 3,951 yardas aéreas esta campaña. Ambos mariscales de campo eclipsaron las 4,000 yardas aéreas en nueve temporadas diferentes durante sus carreras.
En la decimosexta semana, Brady, que se enfrenta a Buffalo el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), y Rivers, que se las ve con Baltimore el sábado por la noche (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NFL Network), puede sumarse a PEYTON MANNING (14 temporadas) y a DREW BREES (12) como los únicos mariscales de campo en la historia de la NFL en registrar al menos 10 temporadas con al menos 4,000 yardas aéreas. Brees tiene 3,666 yardas aéreas en 2018.
Los mariscales de campo con las mayores cantidades de temporadas con al menos 4,000 yardas aéreas en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOREQUIPO(S)TEMPORADAS CON 4,000 O MÁS YARDAS AÉREAS 
Peyton ManningIndianapolis, Denver14
Drew BreesNew Orleans12
Tom BradyNew England9*
Philip RiversLos Angeles Chargers9#
*Tiene 3,979 yardas aéreas llegando a la decimosexta semana
#Tiene 3,951 yardas aéreas llegando a la decimosexta semana
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SHAKE Y BAKER. El mariscal de campo de Cleveland BAKER MAYFIELD, seleccionado primero total por los Browns en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2018, lidera a todos los novatos con 21 pases anotadores esta temporada.
Con tres pases anotadores el domingo contra Cincinnati (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Mayfield superaría a ANDREW LUCK (23 pases anotadores en 2012) para la segunda mayor cantidad de pases anotadores por un mariscal de campo novato seleccionado Nº 1 total en la era del sorteo común.
Las mayores cantidades de pases anotadores por un novato seleccionado Nº 1 total en la era del sorteo común:
JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAPAESE ANOTADORES
Peyton ManningIndianapolis199826
Andrew LuckIndianapolis201223
Jameis WinstonTampa Bay201522
Baker MayfieldCleveland201821*
Cam Newton#Carolina201121
#Nombrado Novato ofensivo del año por Associated Press
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana
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CORRER Y RECIBIR. El corredor de Carolina CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY lidera a todos los corredores con 94 recepciones en 2018.
Con nueve recepciones el domingo contra Atlanta (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX), McCaffrey superaría a MATT FORTÉ (102 recepciones en 2014) para la mayor cantidad de recepciones para un corredor en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL
Los corredores con las mayores cantidades de recepciones en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADARECEPCIONES 
Matt FortéChicago2014102
Larry CentersArizona1995101
LaDainian Tomlinson^San Diego2003100
Larry CentersArizona199699
Chrstian McCaffreyCarolina201894*
^Miembro del Salón de la Fama
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana
El corredor novato de los New York Giants SAQUON BARKLEY lidera a todos los novatos con 82 recepciones y necesita siete recepciones en Indianapolis (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS) para superar REGGIE BUSH (88 en 2006) para la mayor cantidad de recepciones registradas por un corredor novato en los anales de la liga.
Los corredores novatos con las mayores cantidades de recepciones en los anales de la liga:​
JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADARECEPCIONES 
Reggie BushNew Orleans200688
Earl CooperSan Francisco198083
Saquon BarkleyNew York Giants201882*
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana
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ALAS CERRADAS QUE DEJAN MARCAS. El ala cerrada de Kansas City TRAVIS KELCE lidera a todos los alas cerradas con 1,220 yardas recibiendo en 2018, un pico de carrera.
Con 108 yardas recibiendo contra Seattle el domingo por la noche (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC), Kelce superaría a ROB GRONKOWSKI (1,327 yardas recibiendo en 2011) para la mayor cantidad de yardas recibiendo por un ala cerrada en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL.
Los alas cerradas con las mayores cantidades de yardas recibiendo en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL:
JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAYARDAS RECIBIENDO 
Rob GronkowskiNew England20111,327
Jimmy GrahamNew Orleans20111,310
Kellen Winslow^San Diego19801,290
Tony GonzálezKansas City20041,258
Todd ChristensenLos Angeles Raiders19831,247
Travis KelceKansas City20181,220*
Miembro del Salón de la Fama
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana
El ala cerrada de Philadelphia ZACH ERTZ, que se ubica tercero en la NFL con 101 recepciones, necesita 10 recepciones contra Houston el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS) para superar a JASON WITTEN (110 recepciones en 2012) para la mayor cantidad de recepciones logradas por un ala cerrada en una sola temporada en los anales de la liga.
Los alas cerradas con las mayores cantidades de recepciones en una sola temporada en los anales de la liga
JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADARECEPCIONES 
Jason WittenDallas2012110
Tony GonzálezKansas City2004102
Zach ErtzPhiladelphia2018101*
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana

-- NFL --
DÉJALO EN 100. Cinco jugadores –el receptor de New Orleans MICHAEL THOMAS (109 recepciones), el receptor de Minnesota ADAM THIELEN (105), el ala cerrada de Philadelphia ZACH ERTZ (101), el receptor de Atlanta JULIO JONES (100) y el receptor de Green Bay DAVANTE ADAMS (100)– registraron al menos 100 recepciones esta temporada.
Ingresando en la decimosexta semana, otros seis jugadores –los receptores de PittsburghJUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER (95 recepciones) y ANTONIO BROWN (90), el receptor de Houston DE ANDRE HOPKINS (94), el corredor de Carolina CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY (94), el ala cerrada de Kansas City TRAVIS KELCE (93) y el receptor de Minnesota STEFON DIGGS (92)– actualmente tienen al menos 90 recepciones.
Con 10 jugadores registrando al menos 100 recepciones esta campaña, la temporada 2018 superaría a la de 1995 (nueve) como la de mayor cantidad de jugadores con al menos 100 recepciones en una sola temporada.
Las temporadas con las mayores cantidades de jugadores con al menos 100 recepciones en la historia de la NFL:
TEMPORADAJUGADORES CON 100 O MÁS RECEPCIONES 
19959
20157
Muchos empatados6
20185*
*Ingresando en la decimosexta semana


NFL ANNOUNCES INAUGURAL BIG DATA BOWL
-- NFL FOOTBALL ANALYTICS COMPETITION WILL BE HELD AT THE 2019 SCOUTING COMBINE IN INDIANAPOLIS --
The National Football League today announced the inaugural NFL Big Data Bowl, a football analytics competition affording college students and professionals the opportunity to utilize historical data sets of the same player tracking data used by teams and suggest innovations about how football is played and coached.
Finalists will have the unique opportunity to present to league and club personnel at the 2019 Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, accessing NFL player tracking data used by teams to analyze league trends and develop on-field strategies.
Beginning today, participants can sign up for the competition via ops.nfl.com/big-data-bowl in one of two competing categories – an undergraduate/graduate student division and an open division for participants not in higher education. Upon registering, participants will be emailed information on how to access the data to begin their submission. 
Historical sets of both traditional and player tracking stats are available to participants, who are challenged to rethink player evaluation tools and innovate the way football is played and coached. NFL player tracking, also known as Next Gen Stats, is the capture of real-time location data, speed and acceleration for every player on every play on every inch of the field. Sensors throughout the stadium track tags placed on players' shoulder pads, charting individual movements within inches.
“As the sports analytics community continues to expand and progress, we are excited to host an analytics competition focusing on creative and innovative ways to approach and use football data,” said DAMANI LEECH, the NFL’s Senior Vice President of Football Strategy and Business Development. “The NFL and its clubs use of football analytics continues to grow and focusing the competition on college students and young professionals allows us to hear from the next generation of young minds that will help shape the industry in the years to come.”
Submissions using NFL-provided data fall under three themes: “Understanding On-Field Speed,” “Proposing a Rule Change” and “Identifying the Best Receiver-Route Combinations.”
The Big Data Bowl is the latest example of the league’s commitment to advancing the game through data science and engineering. 1st and Future presented by Arrow Electronics, the NFL's annual Super Bowl pitch competition, is designed to spur innovation in athlete safety and performance. This year, for the first time, 1st and Future features a new category, the NFL Punt Analytics Competition, which also gives applicants access to exclusive NFL data sets to inform creative submissions about rule changes designed to reduce player injury during punt plays.
Eight finalists in the Big Data Bowl – four from each of the two participant categories – will earn an all-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis to showcase their work on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis on the first day of the 2019 Scouting Combine. The eight finalists will have an opportunity to present their findings in a five-minute presentation to a judging panel of NFL staff members, club personnel and industry-leading representatives before participating in an open forum in which they can answer specific questions related to their findings. 
Two grand-prize winners will receive four tickets to any regular-season game of their choice, as well as a $1,000 gift certificate to NFLShop.com. 

​WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 16
WORST TO FIRSTAs the NFL enters Week 16, five postseason berths have been clinched and seven remain up for grabs. Nineteen of the league’s 32 teams remain in contention for a trip to Super Bowl LIII and 14 of the 16 games on this week’s schedule feature at least one team still alive in the race to Atlanta.
For the 2018 NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 16, click here.
Two teams – the Chicago Bears (NFC North) and Los Angeles Chargers (playoff berth) – clinched a berth in the 2018 NFL postseason last week. The Bears, who finished in fourth place in the NFC North last season, completed a “worst-to-first” turnaround in 2018. The Houston Texans (10-4), who finished in last in the AFC South in 2017, can clinch the division title at Philadelphia (1:00 PM ET, CBS) with a win or tie or if both the Indianapolis Colts and Tennessee Titans lose or tie.
In 15 of the past 16 seasons, at least one team has finished in first place in its division the season after finishing in last or tied for last place. Since the 12-team playoff format began in 1990, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.
-- NFL --
HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 45 touchdown passes this season.
On Sunday night at Seattle (8:20 PM ET, NBC), Mahomes can continue his climb up the NFL’s single season touchdown pass leaderboard.
The players with the most touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Peyton Manning#
Denver
2013
55
Tom Brady#
New England
2007
50
Peyton Manning#
Indianapolis
2004
49
Dan Marino^#
Miami
1984
48
Drew Brees
New Orleans
2011
46
Patrick Mahomes
Kansas City
2018
45*
Aaron Rodgers#
Green Bay
2011
45
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player
*Entering Week 16
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4,000 in 10: New England quarterback TOM BRADY ranks fifth in the league in passing yards (3,979) while Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS ties for seventh  in the league with 3,951 passing yards this season. Both quarterbacks have eclipsed 4,000 passing yards in nine different seasons during their careers.
In Week 16, Brady, who faces Buffalo on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), and Rivers, who faces Baltimore on Saturday night (8:20 PM ET, NFL Network), can join PEYTON MANNING (14 seasons) and DREW BREES (12) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to record at least 10 seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards. Brees has 3,666 passing yards in 2018.
The quarterbacks with the most seasons with at least 4,000 passing yards in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
SEASONS WITH 4,000+ PASSING YARDS
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis, Denver
14
Drew Brees
New Orleans
12
Tom Brady
New England
9*
Philip Rivers
Los Angeles Chargers
9#
*Has 3,979 passing yards entering Week 16
#Has 3,951 passing yards entering Week 16
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SHAKE & BAKER: Cleveland quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD, selected first overall by the Browns in the 2018 NFL Draft, leads all rookies with 21 touchdown passes this season.
With three touchdown passes on Sunday against Cincinnati (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mayfield would surpass ANDREW LUCK (23 touchdown passes in 2012) for the second-most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback selected No. 1 overall in the common draft era.
The most touchdown passes by a rookie selected No. 1 overall in the common draft era:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Peyton Manning
Indianapolis
1998
26
Andrew Luck
Indianapolis
2012
23
Jameis Winston
Tampa Bay
2015
22
Baker Mayfield
Cleveland
2018
21*
Cam Newton#
Carolina
2011
21
#Named Associated Press Offensive Rookie of the Year
*Entering Week 16
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RUN & CATCH: Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY leads all running backs with 94 receptions in 2018.
With nine receptions on Sunday against Atlanta (1:00 PM ET, FOX), McCaffrey wouldsurpass MATT FORTÉ (102 receptions in 2014) for the most receptions by a running back in a single season in NFL history.
The running backs with the most receptions in a single season in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RECEPTIONS
Matt Forté
Chicago
2014
102
Larry Centers
Arizona
1995
101
LaDainian Tomlinson^
San Diego
2003
100
Larry Centers
Arizona
1996
99
Chrstian McCaffrey
Carolina
2018
94*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Entering Week 16
New York Giants rookie running back SAQUON BARKLEY leads all rookies with 82 receptions and needs seven catches at Indianapolis (1:00 PM ET, CBS) to surpass REGGIE BUSH (88 in 2006) for the most receptions by a rookie running back in league annals.
The rookie running backs with the most receptions in league annals:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RECEPTIONS

Reggie Bush
New Orleans
2006
88

Earl Cooper
San Francisco
1980
83

Saquon Barkley
New York Giants
2018
82*

*Entering Week 16
-- NFL --
RECORD-SETTING TIGHT ENDS: Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE leads all tight ends with a career-high 1,220 receiving yards in 2018.
With 108 receiving yards against Seattle on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET, NBC), Kelce would surpass ROB GRONKOWSKI (1,327 receiving yards in 2011) for the most receiving yards by a tight end in a single season in NFL history.
The tight ends with the most receiving yards in a single season in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RECEIVING YARDS

Rob Gronkowski
New England
2011
1,327

Jimmy Graham
New Orleans
2011
1,310

Kellen Winslow^
San Diego
1980
1,290

Tony Gonzalez
Kansas City
2004
1,258

Todd Christensen
Los Angeles Raiders
1983
1,247






Travis Kelce
Kansas City
2018
1,220*

^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Entering Week 16
Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ, who ranks third in the NFL with 101 receptions, needs 10 catches against Houston on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS) to surpass JASON WITTEN (110 receptions in 2012) for the most receptions by a tight end in a single season in league annals.
The tight ends with the most receptions in a single season in league annals:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RECEPTIONS

Jason Witten
Dallas
2012
110

Tony Gonzalez
Kansas City
2004
102

Zach Ertz
Philadelphia
2018
101*

*Entering Week 16
-- NFL --
KEEP IT 100: Five players – New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS (109 receptions), Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN (105), Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ (101), Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES (100) and Green Bay wide receiverDAVANTE ADAMS (100) – have recorded at least 100 receptions this season.
Entering Week 16, six additional players – Pittsburgh wide receivers JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER (95 receptions) and ANTONIO BROWN (90), Houston wide receiver DE ANDRE HOPKINS (94), Carolina running back CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY (94), Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE (93) and Minnesota wide receiver STEFON DIGGS (92) – currently have at least 90 receptions.
With 10 players recording at least 100 catches this season, the 2018 season wouldsurpass the 1995 season (nine) for the most players with at least 100 catches in a single season.
The seasons with the most players with at least 100 receptions in NFL history:

SEASON
PLAYERS WITH 100+ RECEPTIONS
1995
9
2015
7
Many tied
6


2018
5*
*Entering Week 16








Doubleheader of Week 16 Games with Significant Playoff Implications Saturday on NFL Network
Saturday, December 22 EXCLUSIVELY on NFL Network –
Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans at 4:30 PM ET
Baltimore Ravens vs. Los Angeles Chargers at 8:20 PM ET
Coverage Begins with 'NFL GameDay Kickoff' at 2:00 PM ET
On Saturday, December 22, NFL Network EXCLUSIVELY broadcasts a doubleheader of Week 16 games, which are two of the five Week 16 matchups where both competing teams are still in the playoff hunt. Overall, 14 of the 16 games in Week 16 have playoff implications.  
At 4:30 PM ET, running back Adrian Peterson and the Washington Redskins look to keep their playoff hopes alive when they travel to face running back Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans, who look to remain in the AFC Wild Card hunt. Curt MenefeeNate Burleson and Steve Mariucci, along with Melissa Stark call the action from Nissan Stadium. Redskins-Titans will also be available on local broadcast stations in Washington, D.C. (WRC) and Nashville (WSMV).
At 8:20 PM ET, quarterback Philip Rivers and the playoff-bound Los Angeles Chargers look to continue their path to an AFC West division title when they host rookie quarterbackLamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens, who currently hold the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoffs. Mike Tirico and Kurt Warner, along with Peter Schrager call the action from StubHub Center. Ravens-Chargers will also be available on local broadcast stations in Baltimore (WBAL) and Los Angeles (KABC).
Several digital streaming options are also available to fans, with the full listing available atNFL.com/NFLNSpecial.
Coverage on Saturday kicks off at 2:00 PM ET with NFL GameDay Kickoff, with host Rich Eisen and analysts Willie McGinest and Maurice Jones-Drew in Los Angeles, and Amber Theoharis and DeAngelo Hall from Nissan Stadium. At halftime, Eisen, McGinest and Jones-Drew break down the first half.
At 7:30 PM ETNFL GameDay Kickoff airs with Chris RoseMichael IrvinLaDainian Tomlinson and Steve Smith Sr. from StubHub Center in Los Angeles taking viewers up to kickoff of Ravens-Chargers. Rose, Irvin, Tomlinson and Smith Sr. also provide halftime and postgame coverage from Los Angeles.
Following Ravens-Chargers, NFL Total Access airs at 12 Midnight ET with Cole WrightDavid Carr and James Jones.
Start the day on Saturday, December 22 with Good Morning Football: Weekend at 9:00 AM ET on NFL Network. Colleen WolfeReggie BushMichael Robinson and Mike Garafolo host the three-hour show, along with reporters Tiffany Blackmon from Nissan Stadium, Steve Wyche from StubHub Center and Omar Ruiz from CenturyLink Field,providing the latest news and analysis from around the NFL.

2018 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 16​
NFC
CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams – NFC West division title
                     New Orleans Saints – NFC South division title
                     Chicago Bears – NFC North division title
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-2) (vs. Pittsburgh (8-5-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
New Orleans clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
  1. NO win OR
  2. NO tie + LAR loss or tie OR
  3. CHI loss or tie + LAR loss

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye with
:
  1. NO tie OR
  2. CHI loss or tie OR
  3. LAR loss

LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-3
) (at Arizona (3-11), Sunday, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. LAR win + CHI loss or tie OR
  2. LAR tie + CHI loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (8-6
) (vs. Tampa Bay (5-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Dallas clinches NFC East division title with:
  1. DAL win OR
  2. DAL tie + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR
  3. PHI loss + WAS loss

Dallas clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. DAL tie + MIN loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-6) (vs. Kansas City (11-3), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
Seattle clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. SEA win + WAS loss or tie OR
  2. SEA win or tie + MIN loss OR
  3. SEA win + SEA clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over WAS OR
  4. SEA win + MIN tie + SEA clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over MIN OR
  5. SEA tie + WAS loss + PHI loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-6-1) (at Detroit (5-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. MIN win+ PHI loss or tie + WAS loss

AFC
CLINCHED: Kansas City Chiefs – Playoff berth
                     Los Angeles Chargers – Playoff berth
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-3) (at Seattle (8-6), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:
  1. KC win + LAC loss 

Kansas City clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
  1. KC win + LAC loss + HOU loss or tie OR
  2. KC win + LAC loss + KC clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

HOUSTON TEXANS (10-4) (at Philadelphia (7-7), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Houston clinches AFC South division title with:
  1. HOU win or tie OR
  2. IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie OR
  2. HOU tie + NE loss

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT loss OR
  3. TEN loss or tie + HOU clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-5) (vs. Buffalo (5-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
New England clinches AFC East division title with:
  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5-1) (at New Orleans (12-2), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division title with:
  1. PIT win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with
:
  1. PIT win + IND loss + TEN loss
2018 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 16​
NFC
CLINCHED: Los Angeles Rams – NFC West division title
                     New Orleans Saints – NFC South division title
                     Chicago Bears – NFC North division title
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (12-2) (vs. Pittsburgh (8-5-1), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
New Orleans clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
  1. NO win OR
  2. NO tie + LAR loss or tie OR
  3. CHI loss or tie + LAR loss

New Orleans clinches a first-round bye with
:
  1. NO tie OR
  2. CHI loss or tie OR
  3. LAR loss

LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-3
) (at Arizona (3-11), Sunday, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Los Angeles clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. LAR win + CHI loss or tie OR
  2. LAR tie + CHI loss

DALLAS COWBOYS (8-6
) (vs. Tampa Bay (5-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Dallas clinches NFC East division title with:
  1. DAL win OR
  2. DAL tie + PHI loss or tie + WAS loss or tie OR
  3. PHI loss + WAS loss

Dallas clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. DAL tie + MIN loss

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-6) (vs. Kansas City (11-3), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
Seattle clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. SEA win + WAS loss or tie OR
  2. SEA win or tie + MIN loss OR
  3. SEA win + SEA clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over WAS OR
  4. SEA win + MIN tie + SEA clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over MIN OR
  5. SEA tie + WAS loss + PHI loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-6-1) (at Detroit (5-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. MIN win+ PHI loss or tie + WAS loss

AFC
CLINCHED: Kansas City Chiefs – Playoff berth
                     Los Angeles Chargers – Playoff berth
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (11-3) (at Seattle (8-6), Sunday night, 8:20 PM ET, NBC)
Kansas City clinches AFC West division title and a first-round bye with:
  1. KC win + LAC loss 

Kansas City clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:
  1. KC win + LAC loss + HOU loss or tie OR
  2. KC win + LAC loss + KC clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over HOU

HOUSTON TEXANS (10-4) (at Philadelphia (7-7), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Houston clinches AFC South division title with:
  1. HOU win or tie OR
  2. IND loss or tie + TEN loss or tie

Houston clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. HOU win + NE loss or tie OR
  2. HOU tie + NE loss

Houston clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT loss OR
  3. TEN loss or tie + HOU clinches strength of victory tiebreaker over BAL

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-5) (vs. Buffalo (5-9), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
New England clinches AFC East division title with:
  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5-1) (at New Orleans (12-2), Sunday, 4:25 PM ET, CBS)
Pittsburgh clinches AFC North division title with:
  1. PIT win + BAL loss or tie OR
  2. PIT tie + BAL loss

Pittsburgh clinches a playoff berth with
:
  1. PIT win + IND loss + TEN loss
LA PUJA POR CLASIFICAR A LA POSTEMPORADA SE INTENSIFICA LLEGANDO A LA PENÚLTIM​A FECHA​
-- 14 de los 16 partidos de la decimosexta semana tienen al menos un equipo en pugna p​or obtener un boleto para el Super Bowl LIII --
Cuando llega la NFL decimosexta semana, ya fueron amarradas cinco plazas para la postemporadas y siete aún están disponibles. Diecinueve de los 32 equipos de la liga siguen con posibilidades de obtener un boleto para el Super Bowl LIII y 14 de los 16 partidos del calendario de esta semana tienen al menos un equipo aún con vida e la carrera cuyo camino lleva a Atlanta. ​
Dos equipos –los Chicago Bears (NFC Norte) y los Los Angeles Chargers (una plaza en la postemporada)– la semana pasada se aseguraron sendos lugares para la postemporada 2018 de la NFL. Los Bears, que la temporada pasada terminaron en el cuarto puesto de la NFC Norte, completaron una vuelta de campana de "peor a primero" en 2018. En 15 de las últimas 16 temporadas, al menos un equipo terminó en el primer puesto de su división la temporada siguiente a haber finalizado últimos o empatando el último puesto. Desde que el formato de postemporada de 12 equipos arrancó en 1990, al menos cuatro equipos han clasificado a la postemporada en cada temporada sin haber pasado el corte en la campaña del año anterior.
En la AFC, los Houston Texans (10-4) pueden asegurarse el título divisional de la AFC Sur con una victoria, mientras que los New England Patriots (9-5) pueden conseguir su décimo título de la AFC Este con una victoria. Los Patriots avanzaron a la postemporada en nueve temporadas consecutivas (2009-2017), empatando con Dallas (nueve en el lapso 1975-1983) e Indianapolis (nueve en 2002-2010) para la mayor cantidad de temporadas consecutivas en la historia de la NFL consiguiendo su plaza en la postemporada.
Los Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) y los Los Angeles Chargers (11-3) están empatados en la cima de la AFC Oeste y continúan batallando por esa posición en el panorama clasificatorio de la AFC. Los Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5-1) pueden asegurarse el título de la AFC Norte con un triunfo sumado a una derrota de Baltimore. Adicionalmente, los Baltimore Ravens (8-6), los Cleveland Browns (6-7-1), los Indianapolis Colts (8-6), los Miami Dolphins (7-7) y los Tennessee Titans (8-6) permanecen a la caza. 
En la NFC, tres divisiones ya fueron definidas: la NFC Norte (Chicago), la NFC Sur (New Orleans) y la NFC Oeste (Los Angeles Rams). La lucha por la NFC Este sigue vigente, pero los Dallas Cowboys (8-6) pueden asegurarse el título divisional con un triunfo esta semana, aunque los Philadelphia Eagles (7-7) y los Washington Redskins (7-7) siguen con posibilidades.
Con una victoria en la decimosexta semana, los New Orleans Saints (12-2) podrían amarrar la ventaja de localía a lo largo de la postemporada en la NFC. La carrera por conseguir las dos posiciones de Comodines en la NFC sigue vigente, con los Carolina Panthers (6-8), los Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) y los Seattle Seahawks (8-6) luchando por conseguir alguno de ellos.
Debajo, los destacados del cronograma de la decimosexta semana:
La decimosexta semana arranca con una doble jornada de sábado por NFL Network, cuando los Tennessee Titans reciben a los Washington Redskins (4:30 PM, hora de New York) y los Baltimore Ravens viajan hasta el StubHub Center para verse las caras con los Los Angeles Chargers (8:20 PM, hora de New York). El corredor de los Titans DERRICK HENRY, que acarreó para 170 yardas y dos anotaciones la semana pasada y acumuló 238 yardas con cuatro anotaciones en la decimocuarta semana, es el quinto jugador desde 2002 en registrar al menos 170 yardas por tierra y dos acarreos anotadores en partidos consecutivos, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON (2006), y a DEUCE MC ALLISTER (2003), CLINTON PORTIS (2003) y RICKY WILLIAMS (2002). El mariscal de campo de los Chargers PHILIP RIVERS se ubica tercero en la NFL con un índice de pasador de 112.4 y es uno de los cuatro mariscales de campo que esta temporada lanzan al menos 30 pases anotadores (31) y menos de 10 intercepciones (ocho). 
El domingo, los Houston Texans y los Philadelphia Eagles se enfrentan en el Lincoln Financial Field (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS) en una batalla entre dos pretendientes por alcanzar la postemporada. Los Texans están primeros en la AFC Sur y actualmente tienen la preclasificación Nº 2 de la AFC. El ala defensiva de Houston J.J. WATT tuvo dos capturas en el triunfo del equipo de la decimoquinta semana y es el único jugador en la NFL con al menos 14 capturas (14.5) y cinco balones sueltos forzados (seis) esta temporada. El receptor de los Texans DE ANDRE HOPKINS registró 10 recepciones para 170 yardas y dos anotaciones en la decimoquinta semana y tiene tres partidos con al menos 10 recepciones, 100 yardas recibiendo y alguna recepción anotadora esta temporada, la mayor cantidad en la NFL. El ala cerrada de Philadelphia ZACH ERTZ esta temporada lidera a todos los alas cerradas de la NFL con 101 recepciones y es el primer jugador en la historia de la franquicia en registrar al menos 100 recepciones en misma temporada.  
El Campeón de la NFC Su, los New Orleans Saints, reciben a los Pittsburgh Steelers en el Superdomo Mercedes-Benz durante la tarde del domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, CBS). El mariscal de campo de los Saints DREW BREES lidera la NFL con un índice de pasador de 116.8 y un porcentaje de pases completos de 74.9, mientras que el receptor MICHAEL THOMAS lidera la liga con 109 recepciones esta temporada. El receptor de Pittsburgh ANTONIO BROWN tiene 672 recepciones desde 2013, empatando con WES WELKER (672 en el periodo 2007-12) para la mayor cantidad por un jugador sobre cualquier lapso de seis años en la historia de la NFL. 
La noche del domingo tendrá frente a frente a los Kansas City Chiefs y a los Seattle Seahawks en el CenturyLink Field (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC). El mariscal de campo de los Chiefs PATRICK MAHOMES lidera la NFL con 45 pases anotadores esta temporada, empatando la tercera mayor cantidad en los anales de la liga a lo largo de las primeras 15 semanas de una temporada e igualando la sexta mayor cantidad a lo largo del curso de una misma temporada en la historia de la NFL. Seattle está registrando 154.9 yardas por tierra por juego, el más alto promedio en la liga, y ostenta al único trío de corredores compañeros de equipo –CHRIS CARSON (913 yardas por tierra), MIKE DAVIS (439) y elnovato RASHAAD PENNY (413)–, con al menos 400 yardas por tierra cada uno en 2018.


SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 12​ 
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 25, the 12th week of the 2018 season. 
  • New England quarterback TOM BRADY completed 20 of 31 passes (64.5 percent) for 283 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 115.4 passer rating in the Patriots’ 27-13 victory at the New York Jets. 

    Brady has 79,416 career passing yards (including the postseason) and surpassed PEYTON MANNING (79,279) for the most passing yards in NFL history, including the playoffs 

    Patriots tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI had 56 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the team’s Week 12 win. Gronkowski, who is 29 years old, has 78 career touchdown receptions, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer TERRELL OWENS (78) for the third-most touchdown catches by a player prior to turning 30 years old in league annals. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers RANDY MOSS (101) and JERRY RICE (95) had more career touchdowns prior to the age of 30.
     
  • Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS completed 28 of 29 passes (96.6 percent), including his first 25 pass attempts, for 259 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 138.4 passer rating in the Chargers’ 45-10 victory over Arizona. 

    Rivers’ 25 consecutive completions are the most by a quarterback in a single game in NFL history and are tied with RYAN TANNEHILL (25 consecutive completions from Weeks 6-7 in 2015) for the most consecutive passes completed at any point in league history. Washington’s MARK BRUNELL previously held the record for the most consecutive completions to begin a game, completing his first 22 passes against Houston on September 24, 2006. 

    Rivers’ 96.6 completion percentage is the highest by a quarterback in a single game in league annals (minimum 20 attempts), surpassing the previous high of 92.3 percent (24 of 26 passing) set by Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER against Jacksonville on September 20, 2009. 
     
  • Cleveland rookie quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD completed 19 of 26 passes (73.1 percent) for 258 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 143.9 passer rating in the Browns’ 35-20 victory at Cincinnati. 

    Mayfield, who recorded a 151.2 passer rating in Week 10 and had a bye in Week 11, is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to record a 140+ passer rating in consecutive games (minimum 20 attempts).  

    Browns rookie running back NICK CHUBB rushed for 84 yards with a touchdown and had three catches for 44 yards and a score in the victory. 

    Chubb, who rushed for 176 yards with a touchdown and had a touchdown catch in Week 10, is one of four rookies in NFL history with both a rushing and receiving touchdown in consecutive games, joining KINK RICHARDS of the 1933 New York Giants, RODNEY CULVER of the 1992 Indianapolis Colts and SAQUON BARKLEY of the 2018 New York Giants.  

    Barkley, who scored both a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown in Week 11, rushed for 101 yards with a score and had a touchdown catch in the Giants’ loss at Philadelphia in Week 12.
     
  • Baltimore rookie running back GUS EDWARDS rushed for 118 yards, rookie quarterback LAMAR JACKSON had 178 passing yards and 71 rushing yards and linebacker TERRELL SUGGS scored on a 43-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Ravens’ 34-17 victory over Oakland. 

    Edwards, who rushed for 115 yards last week, is the sixth undrafted rookie in the common draft era to record at least 100 rushing yards in consecutive games, joiningBRANDEN OLIVER (2014), LE GARRETTE BLOUNT (2010), DOMINIC RHODES (2001), FRED LANE (1997) and CLARK GAINES (1976). 

    Jackson, who rushed for 119 yards in his first-career start in Week 11, has 190 rushing yards in his first two NFL starts, the most by a quarterback in his first two career starts in the Super Bowl era. 

    At 36 years, 45 days old, Suggs is the second-oldest player in league history with a fumble-return touchdown of at least 40 yards, trailing only Carolina’s SAM MILLS who returned a fumble 41 yards for a touchdown against the Houston Oilers on November 24,1996 at 37 years, 174 days old. 
     
  • Tampa Bay wide receiver MIKE EVANS had six catches for 116 yards in the Buccaneers’ 27-9 victory over San Francisco. 

    Evans has 1,073 receiving yards this season and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (six consecutive seasons from 1998-2003) and A.J. GREEN (five consecutive seasons from 2011-15) as the only players in NFL history with at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of their first five seasons.
     
  • Philadelphia tight end ZACH ERTZ had seven catches for 91 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles’ 25-22 victory over the New York Giants.  

    Ertz has 84 catches this season, the most by a tight end in franchise history, surpassing the previous record of 81 set by KEITH JACKSON in 1988 

    Ertz has 405 career catches since entering the league in 2013 and joined JIMMY GRAHAM (434 catches), JASON WITTEN (429) and ANTONIO GATES (400) as the only tight ends in NFL history with at least 400 catches in their first six career seasons.
     
  • Other notable performances from Sunday include: 
     
    • Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK completed 30 of 37 passes (81.1 percent) for 343 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 109.8 passer rating in the Colts’ 27-24 win over Miami. 

      Luck has thrown at least three touchdown passes in eight consecutive games, tying PEYTON MANNING (eight consecutive games in 2004) for the second-longest streak of consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history. Only TOM BRADY (10 consecutive games in 2011) had a longer such streak in a single season. 
       
    • Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON completed 22 of 31 passes (71 percent) for 339 yards with two touchdowns, including a game-tying 35-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver DAVID MOORE with 3:26 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Seahawks’ 30-27 victory at Carolina.
      Wilson, who completed a 43-yard pass to wide receiver TYLER LOCKETT to set up the game-winning 31-yard field goal by SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI as time expired in the fourth quarter, has led 22 game-winning drives in the fo​urth quarter or overtime in his career, the most in franchise history. 
    • Panthers running back CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY rushed for 125 yards with a touchdown and had 11 catches for 112 yards with a score in the Panthers’ loss to Seattle. 
​McCaffrey is the fifth different player since 2000 to have both 100 rushing and receiving yards and score both a rushing and receiving touchdown, joiningARIAN FOSTER (October 23, 2011), BRIAN WESTBROOK (September 23, 2007), STEVEN JACKSON (December 24, 2006) and PRIEST HOLMES (December 9, 2001 and November 24, 2002). He is the first player in franchise history to accomplish the feat