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sábado, 16 de enero de 2021

#TacleandoLaNFL NFL Wild Card's Games 2021

 


Tacleando la NFL: NFL Wild Card’s Games 2021

       Por Daniel “Mr. Clutch” Mercado Castro

La ruta al Super Bowl 2021 comenzó el sábado 9 de enero con un triple choque que le dio inicio a la postemporada de la NFL. Los Bills derrotaron 27-24 a los Colts para lograr su primera victoria en postemporada desde el 1995. Josh Allen se lució con dos TD lanzados y uno corriendo. Allen lanzó de 35-26 para 324 yardas y corrió en 11 ocasiones para 54 yardas. Philip Rivers lanzó dos TD por los Colts y Jonathan Taylor aportó un rush TD en la derrota. Los Rams derrotaron 30-20 a los Seahawks gracias a un “clutch” TD que lanzó Jared Goff faltando 4:46 de juego y que puso 30-13 el partido. Cam Akers corrió para un TD mientras que Matt Gay se fue de 3-3 en field goals. Russell Wilson lanzó dos TD en la derrota. Darious Williams realizó un importante 42 yardas interception return TD. Tom Brady lanzó dos TD con 381 yardas en el triunfo 31-23 de los Buccaneers sobre Washington. Antonio Brown recibió uno de los TD que lanzó Brady y Leonard Fournette corrió para un TD en el triunfo. Ryan Succop se fue de 4-4 en field goals. Taylor Heinicke tuvo un juego excelente por Washington. Lanzó un TD y logró otro corriendo cuando literalmente voló de la yarda 5 al End Zone. A Holy Shit momment! 

El domingo 10 continuaron los juegos Wild Card’s de la NFL con los Ravens venciendo 20-13 a los Titans gracias a rush TD’s de la dupla Lamar Jackson & JK Dobbins. La defensa de los Ravens limitó a Derrick Henry a un total de 40 yardas en 18 intentos, donde su corrida más larga fue de 8 yardas. Los Ravens dominaron el juego en tierra 236 yardas a solo 51 de los Titans. El veterano Drew Brees lanzó dos TD y Alvin Kamara corrió para uno, en el dominante triunfo 21-9 de los Saints sobre los Bears. La defensa de los Saints fue dominante e impidió que los Bears establecieran un patrón ofensivo durante cualquier momento del juego. Los Browns lograron su primera victoria en postemporada desde el 1994 al vencer 48-37 a los Steelers. Los Browns arrancaron con fuerza el primer parcial al ganarlo 28-0. El parcial comenzó con un fumble recovery TD de Karl Joseph en solo 14 segundos. Luego Baker Mayfield lanza un TD a las manos de Jarvis Landry y Kareem Hunt completa dos rush TD. MJ Stewart Jr. estuvo dominante en la defensa con 10 tacles y una intercepción. Baker Mayfield lanzó de 34-21, 3 TD y 263 yardas en el gran triunfo de los Browns. A pesar del mal inició, Ben Roethlisberger lanzó 4 TD, 68-47 y 501 yardas. Fueron las 4 intercepciones lo que lo mataron. Chase Claypool recibió dos TD. 

Este próximo fin de semana (sábado y domingo) comienzan las rondas Divisionales de ambas Conferencias (AFC y NFC). El sábado los Rams visitan a los Packers y los Ravens a los Bills. El domingo los Browns visitan a los Chiefs y los Buccaneers a los Saints. Los prónosticos de Mr. Clutch son los siguientes: Packers, Bills, Chiefs y Buccaneers. 









































Preview of NFL Network's Divisional Round Coverage

'NFL GameDay Morning' Saturday at 12 Noon ET –

Steve Mariucci 1-on-1 w/ Los Angeles Rams HC Sean McVay

Michael Irvin 1-on-1 w/ Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams

Michael Irvin 1-on-1 w/ Buffalo Bills WR Cole Beasley

 

'NFL GameDay Morning' Sunday at 11:00 AM ET –

Willie McGinest 1-on-1 w/ Tampa Bay Buccaneers TE Rob Gronkowski

Kay Adams 1-on-1 w/ New Orleans Saints HC Sean Payton

Pro Football Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice Joins

 

'Good Morning Football: Weekend' Airs Saturday at 9:00 AM ET

 

The NFL playoffs are here, and NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live Divisional Round coverage. ​

Saturday, January 16

  • 7:00 AM ET – NFL GameDay View airs with Andrew HawkinsCynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal. Hawkins and Rosenthal give their picks on which teams will win in the Divisional Round, while Frelund provides her projections
     
  • 8:00 AM ET – Around the NFL airs with Dan HanzusGregg RosenthalChris Wesseling and Marc Sessler previewing the Divisional Round
     
  • 9:00 AM ET – Good Morning Football: Weekend airs with host Colleen Wolfe, analysts Michael Robinson and DeAngelo Hall, and reporter Mike Garafolo. Featured on Saturday:

    • Stacey Dales joins live from Green Bay to preview Rams-Packers and Kim Jones joins live from Buffalo to preview Ravens-Bills
       
    • Jeff Chadiha previews Browns-Chiefs, and James Palmer and Jane Slater preview Buccaneers-Saints
       
    • Michael Robinson answers viewer questions in The Real Mike Rob Report
       
    • Mike Garafolo has the latest news and notes from around the league in Mike Drop
       
    • Will the Los Angeles Rams be able to keep up with quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers?
       
    • Who has the edge when Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams and Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey go head-to-head?
       
    • Does Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers need to win another Super Bowl to be included in the G.O.A.T. conversation?
       
    • Will the Baltimore Ravens defense be able to slow down quarterback Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills offense?
       
    • What does Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson have to do to win in Buffalo?
       
    • How can the Cleveland Browns upset the Kansas City Chiefs?
       
    • Good Morning Football: Weekend provides advice for Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield as he gets set to face the Kansas City Chiefs
       
    • Good Morning Football: Weekend dives into the film to see how Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees have gotten their offenses in gear in time for the playoffs

    • Which road team is most likely to win this weekend?
  • 12 Noon ET  NFL GameDay Morning Presented by Lowes airs with host Rich Eisen, analysts Kurt WarnerMichael Irvin and Steve Mariucci, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and various NFL Network reporters stationed across the league. Featured on Saturday:
     
    • Steve Mariucci sits down with Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay
       
    • Michael Irvin sits down with Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams
       
    • Kay Adams sits down with Green Bay Packers running backs Aaron Jones Jamaal Williams

    • Michael Irvin sits down with Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley

    • Daniel Jeremiah joins NFL GameDay Morning to discuss the 2018 NFL Draft quarterback class, which includes Baker MayfieldJosh Allen and Lamar Jackson

    • Kyle Brandt joins NFL GameDay Morning to hype up Bills Mafia ahead of the Baltimore Ravens-Buffalo Bills matchup in the AFC Divisional Round
  • Warner's Corner – Kurt Warner looks at the matchup between 2018 NFL Draft class quarterbacks Lamar Jackson and Josh Allen
     
  • Mooch's Minute – Steve Mariucci breaks down Los Angeles Rams rookie running back Cam Akers
  • Football 101 – Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin look at the connection between Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams
  • Hall of Famers Only – With some notable trash talkers playing this weekend, Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end John Randle joins Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin to discuss the art of trash talking

  • GameDay Notebook  NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, and reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero empty out their notebooks and provide news reports from around the league
  • Will defensive tackle Aaron Donald and the Los Angeles Rams defense slow down Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers?​
  • How will the cold weather impact Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff and his injured thumb?
  • Which quarterback would you want with the game on the line: Lamar Jackson or Josh Allen?
  • Which No. 1 seed should be on upset alert this weekend: Green Bay Packers or Kansas City Chiefs?
     
  • Which quarterback's legacy would benefit most from another Super Bowl win: Tom BradyDrew Brees or Aaron Rodgers?
  • Live reports
    • Stacey Dales from Green Bay for Rams-Packers
    • Kim Jones Aditi Kinkhabwala from Buffalo for Ravens-Bills
    • Jeffri Chadiha from Kansas City for Browns-Chiefs
    • James Palmer Jane Slater from New Orleans for Buccaneers-Saints
  • 7:30 PM ET – NFL GameDay Highlights airs with host Andrew Siciliano and analyst LaDainian Tomlinson providing complete highlights and analysis of Rams-Packers, and a preview of Ravens-Bills
     
  • 11:30 PM ET – NFL GameDay Final airs with host Rhett Lewis and analyst Steve Smith Sr. providing the final say on Saturday's games, and a preview of Browns-Chiefs and Buccaneers-Saints on Sunday

 

Sunday, January 17

  • 11:00 AM ET – NFL GameDay Morning Presented by Lowes kicks off NFL Network's Divisional Round Sunday programming, with host Rich Eisen, analysts Kurt WarnerMichael Irvin and Steve Mariucci, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, analytics expert Cynthia Frelund and various NFL Network reporters stationed across the league. Featured on Sunday:
     
    • Willie McGinest sits down with Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski
  • Kay Adams sits down with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton
     
  • Joe Thomas and Andrew Hawkins join NFL GameDay Morning to discuss the Cleveland Browns' victory on Super Wild Card Weekend and their upcoming game against the Kansas City Chiefs

  • Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce discusses his work in the community in his hometown of Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Warner's Corner – Kurt Warner looks at the matchup between Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady and New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees through the lens of their playmakers
     
  • Mooch's Minute – Steve Mariucci breaks down tight end Travis Kelce's impact on the Kansas City Chiefs offense
  • Football 101 – Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin break down the connection between Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield and wide receiver Jarvis Landry 
  • Hall of Famers Only – With Tom Brady and Drew Brees facing off, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Jerry Rice joins Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin to discuss their experiences playing against another all-time great at their position
  • GameDay Notebook  NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, and reporters Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero empty out their notebooks and provide news reports from around the league

  • How does New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees beat Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady for a third time this season?

  • Which quarterback would you rather have today: Tom Brady or Drew Brees?

  • Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady's hot streak continue?

  • How do the Cleveland Browns upset the Kansas City Chiefs?

  • How will 20 days of between starts impact Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes?
  • Live reports
    • Jeffri Chadiha from Kansas City for Browns-Chiefs
    • James Palmer Jane Slater from New Orleans for Buccaneers-Saints
  • 6:00 PM ET – NFL GameDay Highlights airs with host Matt "Money" Smith and analyst Terrell Davis providing complete highlights and analysis of Browns-Chiefs, and a preview of Buccaneers-Saints

  • 9:30 PM ET – NFL GameDay Final airs with host Chris Rose and analyst Steve Smith Sr. providing the final say on the Divisional Round and a preview of Championship Sunday

 

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DE INTERÉS-VUELTA DIVISIONAL

SOBREVIVE PARA AVANZAR. Los CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-5) y los LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6) lograron sus victorias en el Súper Fin de semana de Comodines siendo los preclasificados N° 6 en su respectivas conferencias. En 2019, tanto los MINNESOTA VIKINGS como los TENNESSEE TITANS, ambos preclasificados N° 6, ganaron en el Fin de semana de Comodines, mientras que en 2018 los INDIANAPOLIS COLTS y los PHILADELPHIA EAGLES avanzaron a la vuelta Divisional de los playoffs siendo ambos también los preclasificados N° 6. 

Esto marca la primera vez en la que dos preclasificados N° 6 alcanzan superar el Fin de semana de Comodines en tres temporadas consecutivas desde 1990, cuando la NFL expandió su formato de postemporada a seis equipos por conferencia.

Los preclasificados N° 6 que llegaron hasta el Campeonato de Conferencia desde 1990:

TEMPORADAEQUIPOCONFERENCIAAVANZÓ A
2019TennesseeAFCCampeonato de Conferencia
2010Green BayNFCGanó el Super Bowl XLV
2010New York JetsAFCCampeonato de Conferencia
2008BaltimoreAFCCampeonato de Conferencia
2008PhiladelphiaNFCCampeonato de Conferencia
2005PittsburghAFCGanó el Super Bowl XL
    
2020ClevelandAFC??
2020Los Angeles RamsNFC??

 
En ambas conferencias, los Nº 5 [BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-5) y TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (12-5)] y los N° 6 (Cleveland y Los Angeles Rams) están todos aún con vida en la postemporada. Con victorias de Baltimore y Cleveland en la AFC o de Tampa Bay y Los Angeles en la NFC, sucedería que sería el primer Campeonato de Conferencia en el que intervienen los preclasificados Nº 5 y N° 6 desde 1990.

-- VUELTA DIVISIONAL --

MOVIMIENTO JUVENIL. Los cuatro mariscales de campo titulares que siguen participando en la postemporada de la AFC tienen edad por debajo de 26. Esta es la primera vez en la historia que los cuatro mariscales de campo titulares de una conferencia en la vuelta Divisional no llegan a los 26 años de edad.

JUGADOREQUIPOEDAD*
Josh AllenBuffalo24 años, 240 días
Lamar JacksonBaltimore24 años, 9 días
Patrick MahomesKansas City25 años, 122 días
Baker MayfieldCleveland25 años, 278 días
*Todas edades al día del partido de su equipo en vuelta Divisional

Tres mariscales de campo seleccionados en la primera vuelta del Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2018  –el de Cleveland BAKER MAYFIELD (Nº 1 global), el de Buffalo JOSH ALLEN (Nº 7) y el de Baltimore LAMAR JACKSON (Nº 32)– están proyectos para titularizar en la vuelta Divisional de la AFC. Esto marcará la segunda vez en la era del Draft unificado que tres mariscales de campo de primera vuelta provenientes del mismo draft de la NFL titularicen en la vuelta Divisional en la mismo postemporada. La única otra vez que esto ocurrió fue en los playoffs de 2008, cuando tres mariscales de campo seleccionados en la primera vuelta del Sorteo Universitario 2004 –ELI MANNINGPHILIP RIVERS y BEN ROETHLISBERGER– titularizaron en la vuelta Divisional de 2008.

El partido del sábado en la noche que tendrá a Jackson (el sábado con 24 años y nueve días de edad) y Allen (el sábado con 24 años y 240 días de edad) marca el cuarto enfrentamiento en la vuelta Divisional entre dos mariscales de campo que están por debajo de la edad de 25 en la era del Super Bowl.

Los duelos de la vuelta Divisional entre mariscales de campo titulares con edad inferior a 25 en la era del Super Bowl:

TEMPORADAEQUIPO LOCALMARISCAL DE CAMPOEQUIPO VISITANTEMARISCAL DE CAMPORESULTADO
1985MiamiDan MarinoHOFClevelandBernie KosarMIA 24, CLE 21
2000MinnesotaDaunte CulpepperNew OrleansAaron BrooksMIN 34, NO 16
2019Kansas CityPatrick MahomesHoustonDeshaun WatsonKC 51, HOU 31
2020BuffaloJosh AllenBaltimoreLamar Jackson??

 
Se espera que este fin de semana Mayfield y el mariscal de campo de los Los Angeles Rams JARED GOFF, selección global Nº 1 en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2016, realicen sus respectivas segundas titularidades en postemporada de sus carreras. Mayfield consiguió la victoria en su primera titularidad en postemporada fuera de casa el pasado fin de semana, mientras que Goff ganó su primera titularidad de visitante en playoffs en New Orleans, en el Campeonato de la NFC 2018. JIM PLUNKETT, selección global Nº 1 en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 1971, es el único mariscal de campo seleccionado primero global que gana cada una de sus primeras dos titularidades en postemporada jugando de visitante.

-- VUELTA DIVISIONAL --

LEYENDAS DE INVIERNO. Cuando el mariscal de campo de Tampa Bay TOM BRADY (el domingo con 43 años y 167 días de edad) y el de New Orleans DREW BREES (el domingo 42 años), los dos pasadores más prolíficos en la historia de la NFL, se encuentren en la vuelta Divisional de la NFC, será el primer partido de postemporada en la historia de la NFL en tener dos mariscales de campo titulares rivales con edad de age 40 o más y que su edad combinada (el domingo 85 años y 169 días) sea la más alta combinadas combinando mariscales de campo titulares que se enfrentan en un mismo partido (temporada regular o postemporada) en los anales de la liga.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de yardas aéreas y pases anotadores, incluyendo la postemporada, en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADORYARDAS AÉREASPOS.PASES ANOTADORESPOS.
Tom Brady90,973656
Drew Brees85,590607
Peyton Manning79,279579

 
Brees, que lanzó al menos un pase anotador en 17 partidos de postemporada consecutivos, necesita un pase de anotación el domingo contra Tampa Bay (6:40 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes) para igualar a Brady (18 partidos de playoffs seguidos) en la segunda racha más larga de ese tipo en la historia de la postemporada. El mariscal de campo de Green Bay AARON RODGERS lanzó un pase de anotación en 14 partidos de postemporada al hilo, empatando la cuarta racha de ese tipo más larga en historia de la postemporada.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos de postemporada consecutivos con algún pase de anotación en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPO(S)PARTIDOS (FECHAS) 
Brett FavreHOFGreen Bay, Minnesota20 (31 de diciembre de 1995-24 de enero de 2010) 
Tom BradyNew England18 (3 de febrero de 2002-14 de enero de 2012) 
Drew BreesSan Diego Chargers, New Orleans17* (8 de enero de 2005-10 de eenro de 2021) 
Tom BradyNew England14 (19 de enero de 2014-20 de enero de 2019) 
Aaron RodgersGreen Bay14* (6 de febrero de 2011-19 de enero de 2020) 
*Racha activa

Rodgers lideró la NFL con 48 pases anotadores y tuvo un índice de pasador de 121.5 en 2020, el segundo más alto en una sola temporada entre los pasadores calificados en la historia de la NFL. En las 18 titularidades en postemporada de su carrera, Rodgers tiene 43 anotaciones (40 pasando, tres acarreando) y un índice de pasador de 100.

Con al menos dos pases anotadores el sábado contra los Rams (4:35 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes), Rodgers igualaría a JOE FLACCO (ocho partidos consecutivos) para la mayor cantidad de partidos de postemporada al hilo con al menos dos pases anotadores en la historia de la NFL.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos de postemporada consecutivos con al menos dos pases anotadores en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOPARTIDOS (FECHAS) 
Joe FlaccoBaltimore8 (15 de enero de 2012-10 de enero de 2015) 
Terry BradshawHOFPittsburgh7 (30 de diciembre de 1978-u8 de enero de 1983) 
Drew BreesNew Orleans7 (21 de enero de 2007-14 de enero de 2012) 
Joe MontanaHOFSan Francisco7 (1 de enero de 1989-12 de enero de 1991) 
Aaron RodgersGreen Bay7* (10 de enero de 2016-19 de enero de 2020) 
*Racha activa

-- VUELTA DIVISIONAL --

FORTALEZA VS. FORTALEZA. Los GREEN BAY PACKERS encabezaron la NFL en puntos anotados por la ofensiva (31.8 puntos por partido) mientras que los LOS ANGELES RAMS permitieron la menor cantidad de puntos por partido (18.5) durante la temporada regular 2020. El choque del sábado entre los dos clubes (4:35 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes) marcará el octavo partido de postemporada entre la mejor ofensiva y la mejor defensiva desde 1990.

Los partidos de postemporadas entre la ofensiva más anotadora y la defensiva a la que menos le anotan desde 1990:

TEMPORADAOFENSIVA ANOTADORA Nº 1DEFENSIVA Nº 1 EN PUNTOS RECIBIDOSVUELTARESULTADO
2020Green Bay (31.8)Los Angeles Rams (18.5)Divisional???
2016Atlanta (33.8)New England (15.6)Super Bowl LINE 34, ATL 28 (prórroga)
2015Carolina (31.3)Seattle (17.3)DivisionalCAR 31, SEA 24
2014Green Bay (30.4)Seattle (15.9)CampeonatoSEA 28, GB 22 (prórroga)
2013Denver (37.9)Seattle (14.4)Super Bowl XLVIIISEA 43, DEN 8
1997Denver (29.5)Kansas City (14.5)DivisionalDEN 14, KC 10
1993San Francisco (29.6)New York Giants (12.8)DivisionalSF 44, NYG 3
1990Buffalo (26.8)New York Giants (13.2)Super Bowl XXVNYG 20, BUF 19

 

-- VUELTA DIVISIONAL --

HE AQUÍ LOS CAMPEONES. Los KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, campeones reinantes del Super Bowl (14-2), el domingo reciben a los CLEVELAND BROWNS(12-5) en la vuelta Divisional de la AFC (3:05 PM, hora de New York, CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes). Los Chiefs buscan convertirse en el primer equipo desde los NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS de 2003-04 que gana títulos de Super Bowl consecutivos.

Remontándonos a la vuelta Divisional de 2018, los Chiefs han anotado al menos 30 puntos en cinco partidos de postemporada consecutivos. Con al menos 30 puntos contra Cleveland, Kansas City igualaría a NEW ORLEANS (seis partidos consecutivos entre el 16 de enero de 2010 y el 14 de enero de 2012) para la mayor cantidad de partidos de postemporada consecutivos con al menos 30 puntos en la historia de la NFL.

El mariscal de campo de Kansas City PATRICK MAHOMES llevó a los Chiefs hasta el Campeonato de la AFC en cada una de las últimas dos temporadas. Con una victoria el domingo contra Cleveland, Mahomes puede convertirse en el primer mariscal de campo titular bajo la edad de 26 que llega a tres partidos de Campeonato en la historia de la NFL.

Adicionalmente, con una victoria, Kansas City se convertiría en el primer equipo de la AFC en ser anfitrión de tres partidos de Campeonato consecutivos en la historia de la NFL. Los PHILADELPHIA EAGLES de 2002-04 recibieron tres Campeonatos de la NFC seguidos.

El ala defensiva FRANK CLARK registró alguna captura en cinco partidos de postemporada consecutivos y puede convertirse en el tercer jugador desde 1982, cuando la captura individual se convirtió en estadística oficial, en registrar alguna captura en seis partidos de postemporada consecutivos.

Los jugadores con alguna captura en la mayor cantidad de partidos de postemporada consecutivos desde 1982:

JUGADOREQUIPO(S)PARTIDOS (FECHAS) 
LaMarr WoodleyPittsburgh7 (5 de enero de 2008-6 de febrero de 2011) 
Mark GastineauNew York Jets6 (9 de enero de 1983-3 de enero de 1987) 
Frank ClarkSeattle, Kansas City5* (14 de enero de 2017-2 de febrero de 2020) 
Willie McGinestNew England5 (27 de enero de 2002-1 de febrero de 2004) 
Simeon RiceTampa Bay5 (12 de enero de 2002-7 de enero de 2006) 
Bruce SmithHOFBuffalo5 (9 de enero de 1993-23 de enero de 1994) 
*Racha activa

-- VUELTA DIVISIONAL --

UNO POR TIERRA, DOS POR AIRE. En la vuelta de Comodines de la AFC, el mariscal de campo de Baltimore LAMAR JACKSON acarreó 136 yardas y una anotación, su segundo partido de postemporada consecutivo con al menos 125 yardas por tierra. 

Con al menos 125 yardas por tierra el sábado por la noche en Buffalo (8:15 PM, hora de New York, NBC/Universo), Jackson se convertiría en el cuarto jugador en la historia de la NFL con al menos 125 yardas por tierra en tres partidos de postemporada consecutivos, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama TERRELL DAVIS (cuatro partidos) y JOHN RIGGINS (tres), así como también ARIAN FOSTER (tres).

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos de postemporada consecutivos con al menos 125 yardas por tierra en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOPARTIDOS (FECHAS) 
Terrell DavisHOFDenver4 (11 de enero de 1998-17 de enero de 1999) 
Arian FosterHouston3 (7 de enero de, 2012-5 de enero de 2013) 
John RigginsHOFWashington3 (15 de enero de 1983-30 de enero de 1983) 
    
Lamar JacksonBaltimore2* (11 de enero de 2020-10 de enero de 2021) 
*Racha activa

El receptor de Green Bay DAVANTE ADAMS la temporada pasada registró al menos 100 yardas tanto en la vuelta Divisional de la NFC (160 yardas recibiendo) como en el Campeonato de la NFC (138). El receptor de Baltimore MARQUISE BROWN tuvo 109 yardas recibiendo en la victoria de los Ravens en el Súper Fin de semana de Comodines y tuvo 126 yardas recibiendo durante la vuelta de Comodines de la AFC la temporada pasada.

El sábado, Adams y Brown puede convertirse en los séptimo y octavo jugadores en la historia de la NFL en registrar al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en tres partidos de postemporada consecutivos. Brown también se uniría a LARRY FITZGERALD (primeros cuatro partidos) como los únicos jugadores con 100 o más yardas recibiendo en cada uno de los primeros tres partidos de postemporada de su carrera. 

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos de postemporada consecutivos con al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOPARTIDOS (FECHAS)
Antonio BrownPittsburgh4 (3 de enero de 2015-15 de enero de 2017)
Larry FitzgeraldArizona4 (3 de enero de 2009-1 de febrero de 2009)
Tom FearsHOFL.A. Rams3 (17 de diciembre de 1950-23 de diciembre de 1951)
T.Y. HiltonIndianapolis3 (4 de enero de 2014-4 de enero de 2015)
Randy MossHOFMinnesota3 (9 de enero de 2000-6 de enero de 2001)
Jerry RiceHOFSan Francisco3 (8 de enero de 1989-6 de enero de 1990)
   
Davante AdamsGreen Bay2* (12 de enero de 2020-19 de enero de 2020)
Marquise BrownBaltimore2* (11 de enero de 2020-10 de enero 2021)
*Racha activa

-- VUELTA DIVISIONAL --

CORRIENDO EN LA TUNDRA. El corredor de Green Bay AARON JONES ) la temporada pasada registró dos anotaciones tanto en la Vuelta Divisional de la NFC (dos acarreando) como en el Campeonato de la NFC (una acarreando, una recibiendo) los primeros dos partidos de postemporada de su carrera.

Con al menos dos anotaciones el sábado contra los Los Angeles Rams (4:35 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes), Jones se convertiría en el quinto jugador en la historia de la NFL, y primero desde LARRY FITZGERALD (2009-10), con al menos dos anotaciones en tres partidos de postemporada al hilo.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos de postemporada consecutivos con al menos dos anotaciones en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOPARTIDOS (FECHAS) 
Larry FitzgeraldArizona3 (18 de enero de 2009-10 de enero de 2010) 
Emmitt SmithHOFDallas3 (14 de enero de 1996-28 de diciembre de 1996) 
Gerald RiggsWashington3 (4 de enero de 1992-26 de enero de 1992) 
Ernest GivinsHouston Oilers3 (31 de diciembre de 1989-29 de diciembre de 1991) 
    
Aaron JonesGreen Bay2* (12 de enero de 2020-19 de enero de 2020) 
*Racha activa

El corredor novato de Los Angeles CAM AKERS totalizó 176 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (131 acarreando, 45 recibiendo) en el triunfo de los Rams en el Súper Fin de semana de Comodines victoria, la segunda mayor cantidad de yardas desde la línea de golpeo por un novato en a partido de postemporada en la era del Super Bowl. 

Con al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo el sábado en Green Bay (4:35 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes), Akers puede convertirse en el sexto novato en la historia de la NFL con al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo en partidos de postemporada consecutivos.

Los novatos con al menos 100 yardas desde la línea de golpeo en partidos de postemporada consecutivos en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOPARTIDOS (FECHAS)
Jamal LewisBaltimore2 (14 de enero de 2001-28 de enero de 2001) 
Curt WarnerSeattle2 (24 de diciembre de 1983-31 de diciembre de 1983)
Duane ThomasDallas2 (26 de diciembre de 1970-3 de enero de 1971)
Shonn GreenN.Y. Jets2 (9 de enero de 2010-17 de enero de 2010)
Sony MichelNew England2 (13 de enero de 2019-20 de enero de 2019)

 

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The National Football League and FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) announced today quarterbacks Josh Allen (Buffalo Bills), Patrick Mahomes (Kansas City Chiefs) and Aaron Rodgers (Green Bay Packers) are the finalists for the 2020 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year honors, while running backs Dalvin Cook (Minnesota Vikings), Derrick Henry (Tennessee Titans) and Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints) are the finalists for the 2020 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

In the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LV, fans have the chance to cast their vote for the one quarterback and one running back they feel had the year's best Air & Ground performances. Today through February 2 at 3:00 pm ET, fans can cast their vote for each category at nfl.com/fedex or via a Twitter poll on the @NFL official handle.

For 18 years, FedEx has recognized the NFL quarterbacks and running backs delivering the best performances for their fans and teammates each season. You can help celebrate these standout performances by voting for the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year.

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Throughout the 2020 season, FedEx made weekly $2,000 donations to Direct Relief in the names of the weekly winning players to help support local community clinics and health centers in local NFL communities. This support for Direct Relief is a part of the FedEx Cares 50 by 50 initiative, a journey to deliver hope, change and new possibilities for 50 million people by FedEx's 50th anniversary in 2023. Fans can follow the journey on social media using #fedexcares.

FedEx will announce the 2020 FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Year winners at NFL Honors presented by Invisalign, a two-hour primetime awards special to air nationally on Feb. 6, the night before Super Bowl LV, from 9-11 PM (ET and PT) on CBS.

For more information, visit nfl.com/fedex or follow the conversation on Twitter at @NFL.

 

A closer look at the FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year finalists: 

  • Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen had the fourth-highest passer rating (107.2) in the league this season and ranked fifth in both passing yards (4,544) and touchdown passes (37), each Buffalo single-season franchise records as the Bills earned their first division title since 1995. He also had eight rushing touchdowns and became the first player with at least 4,500 passing yards, 35 touchdown passes and five rushing touchdowns in a single season in NFL history. Allen recorded eight games with at least 300 passing yards, tied for the third-most in the league this season.

 

  •  Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes ranked second the NFL with 4,740 passing yards and ranked fourth with 38 touchdown passes to help the Chiefs earn their third consecutive AFC West Division title and the No. 1 overall seed in the AFC playoffs. He became the third player with at least 4,000 passing yards in three of his first four seasons in NFL history, joining Peyton Manning and Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino. Mahomes, who had the second-most games with at least 300 passing yards this season (nine), became the first player with at least 30 completions and 300 passing yards in four consecutive games (Week 8-9, Week 11-12) in league annals.

 

  • ·Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers led the NFL with a career-high 48 touchdown passes this season, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (48 touchdown passes in 1984) for the fifth-most touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history, and became the first player in league annals with three seasons of at least 40 touchdown passes to help the Packers earn the NFC North division title and No. 1 overall seed in the NFC playoffs. He also led the NFL with a 121.5 passer rating – the second-highest single-season mark by a quarterback in league history, trailing only the 122.5 rating he had in 2011 – and became the first quarterback in NFL history with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in 14 games within a single season in league history. Rodgers had 12 games with at least three touchdown passes this season, tied with Tom Brady (12 games in 2007) for the most such games in a single season in NFL history.​

A closer look at the FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year finalists: 

  • Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook ranked second in the NFL with a career-high 1,557 rushing yards and ranked tied for second with a career-best 16 rushing touchdowns. He registered the second-most games with at least 100 rushing yards (eight) in 2020 and became the sixth player in NFL history – first since Pro Football Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith (1994) – with a rushing touchdown in each of his first seven games of a season. In Week 8 and Week 9, Cook third player in league annals with at least 225 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns in consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown (1963) and Deuce McAllister (2003).

 

  • Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry led the NFL with 2,027 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns in 2020 and became the eighth player in league annals to rush for at least 2,000 yards in a season. He became the first player in NFL history to record three games with at least 200 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns in a single season. Henry, who led the NFL with 1,540 rushing yards and was named the FedEx Ground Player of the Year in 2019, is the first player since Pro Football Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson (2006-07) to lead the league in rushing yards in consecutive seasons.

     
  • ·New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara led the league in scrimmage touchdowns (21) and ranked third with 1,688 scrimmage yards (932 rushing, 756 receiving). In Week 16, he recorded six rushing touchdowns, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer Ernie Nevers (1929) for the most in a single game in NFL history. Kamara, who recorded five games with at least two touchdowns this season, has 18 career games with two-or-more touchdowns, tied for the most by a player in his first four seasons in NFL history.

 

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What To Look For - Divisional Playoffs

SURVIVE AND ADVANCEThe CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-5) and LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-6) both earned victories on Super Wild Card Weekend as the No. 6 seeds in their respective conferences. In 2019, both the MINNESOTA VIKINGS and TENNESSEE TITANS won on Wild Card Weekend as the No. 6 seeds while both the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS and PHILADELPHIA EAGLES advanced to the Divisional round of the playoffs as No. 6 seeds in in 2018. 

This marks the first time in which two No. 6 seeds advanced past Wild Card Weekend in three consecutive seasons since 1990, when the NFL expanded the playoffs to six teams per conference.

The No. 6 seeds to reach the conference Championship since 1990:

SEASON

TEAM

CONFERENCE

ADVANCED TO

2019

Tennessee

AFC

Conference Championship

2010

Green Bay

NFC

Won Super Bowl XLV

2010

New York Jets

AFC

Conference Championship

2008

Baltimore

AFC

Conference Championship

2008

Philadelphia

NFC

Conference Championship

2005

Pittsburgh

AFC

Won Super Bowl XL

 

 

 

 

2020

Cleveland

AFC

??

2020

Los Angeles Rams

NFC

??

 
In both conferences, the No. 5 [BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-5) and TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (12-5)] and No. 6 seeds (Cleveland and Los Angeles Rams) are all still alive in the postseason. With victories by Baltimore and Cleveland in the AFC or Tampa Bay and Los Angeles in the NFC, it would mark the first conference Championship game featuring a No. 5 and No. 6 seed since 1990.

-- DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS --

YOUTH MOVEMENTAll four starting quarterbacks remaining in the AFC playoffs are under the age of 26. This is the first time ever that all four starting quarterbacks in one conference in the Divisional playoffs are under the age of 26.

PLAYER

TEAM

AGE*

Josh Allen

Buffalo

24 years, 240 days

Lamar Jackson

Baltimore

24 years, 9 days

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

25 years, 122 days

Baker Mayfield

Cleveland

25 years, 278 days

*all ages as of day of team’s Divisional playoff game

Three quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft – Cleveland’s BAKER MAYFIELD (No. 1 overall), Buffalo’s JOSH ALLEN (No. 7) and Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON (No. 32) – are projected to start in the AFC Divisional round. This will mark the second time in the common-draft era that three first-round quarterbacks from the same NFL Draft will start in the Divisional playoffs in the same postseason. The only other time this occurred was in the 2008 postseason, when three quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2004 NFL Draft – ELI MANNINGPHILIP RIVERS and BEN ROETHLISBERGER – each started in the 2008 Divisional playoffs.

Saturday night’s game featuring Jackson (24 years, nine days old on Saturday) and Allen (24 years, 240 days old on Saturday) marks the fourth matchup in the Divisional round between two quarterbacks under the age of 25 in the Super Bowl era.

Divisional round matchups between starting quarterbacks under the age of 25 in the Super Bowl era:

SEASON

HOME TEAM

QUARTERBACK

VISITOR

QUARTERBACK

RESULT

1985

Miami

Dan MarinoHOF

Cleveland

Bernie Kosar

MIA 24, CLE 21

2000

Minnesota

Daunte Culpepper

New Orleans

Aaron Brooks

MIN 34, NO 16

2019

Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes

Houston

Deshaun Watson

KC 51, HOU 31

2020

Buffalo

Josh Allen

Baltimore

Lamar Jackson

??

 
Mayfield and Los Angeles Rams quarterback JARED GOFF, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft, are each expected to make the second road postseason starts of their careers this weekend. Mayfield earned a victory in his first postseason start on the road last weekend while Goff won his first road playoff start at New Orleans in the 2018 NFC Championship game. JIM PLUNKETT, the No. 1 overall selection in the 1971 NFL Draft, is the only quarterback who was selected first overall to win each of his first two road postseason starts.

-- DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS --

LEGENDS OF THE WINTERWhen Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY (43 years, 167 days old on Sunday) and New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES (42 years, two days old on Sunday), the two most prolific passers in NFL history, meet in the NFC Divisional playoffs, it will mark the first postseason game in NFL history to feature two opposing starting quarterbacks age 40 or older and their combined age (85 years and 169 days old on Sunday) is the oldest combined age of opposing starting quarterbacks in a single game (regular-season or postseason) in league annals.​

The players with the most passing yards and touchdown passes, including the postseason, in NFL history:

PLAYER

PASSING YARDS

RANK

TD PASSES

RANK

Tom Brady

90,973

1st

656

1st

Drew Brees

85,590

2nd

607

2nd

Peyton Manning

79,279

3rd

579

3rd

 
Brees, who has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 17 consecutive postseason games, needs a touchdown pass on Sunday against Tampa Bay (6:40 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes) to tie Brady (18 consecutive playoff games) for the second-longest such streak in postseason history. Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS has thrown a touchdown pass in 14 consecutive playoff games, tied for the fourth-longest such streak in postseason history.

The players with the most consecutive postseason games with a touchdown pass in NFL history:​

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES (DATES)

 

Brett FavreHOF

Green Bay, Minnesota

20 (Dec. 31, 1995 – Jan. 24, 2010)

 

Tom Brady

New England

18 (Feb. 3, 2002 – Jan. 14, 2012)

 

Drew Brees

San Diego Chargers, New Orleans

17* (Jan. 8, 2005 – Jan. 10, 2021)

 

Tom Brady

New England

14 (Jan. 19, 2014 – Jan. 20, 2019)

 

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

14* (Feb. 6, 2011 – Jan. 19, 2020)

 

*active streak

Rodgers led the NFL with 48 touchdown passes and had a 121.5 passer rating in 2020, the second-highest single-season mark among qualified passers in NFL history. In 18 career postseason starts, Rodgers has 43 touchdowns (40 passing, three rushing) and a 100 passer rating.

With at least two touchdown passes on Saturday against the Rams (4:35 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes), Rodgers would tie JOE FLACCO (eight consecutive games) for the most consecutive playoff games with at least two touchdown passes in NFL history.​

The players with the most consecutive postseason games with at least two touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES (DATES)

 

Joe Flacco

Baltimore

8 (Jan. 15, 2012 – Jan. 10, 2015)

 

Terry BradshawHOF

Pittsburgh

7 (Dec. 30, 1978 – Jan. 8, 1983)

 

Drew Brees

New Orleans

7 (Jan. 21, 2007 – Jan. 14, 2012)

 

Joe MontanaHOF

San Francisco

7 (Jan. 1, 1989 – Jan. 12, 1991)

 

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

7* (Jan. 10, 2016 – Jan. 19, 2020)

 

*active streak

-- DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS --

STRENGTH VS. STRENGTH: The GREEN BAY PACKERS led the NFL in scoring offense (31.8 points per game) while the LOS ANGELES RAMS allowed the fewest points per game (18.5) during the 2020 regular season. Saturday’s meeting between the two clubs (4:35 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes) will mark the eighth postseason game between the top scoring offense and top scoring defense since 1990.

The postseason games between the top scoring offense and top scoring defense since 1990:​

SEASON

NO. 1 SCORING OFFENSE

NO. 1 SCORING DEFENSE

ROUND

RESULT

2020

Green Bay (31.8)

Los Angeles Rams (18.5)

Divisional

???

2016

Atlanta (33.8)

New England (15.6)

Super Bowl LI

NE 34, ATL 28 (OT)

2015

Carolina (31.3)

Seattle (17.3)

Divisional

CAR 31, SEA 24

2014

Green Bay (30.4)

Seattle (15.9)

Championship

SEA 28, GB 22 (OT)

2013

Denver (37.9)

Seattle (14.4)

Super Bowl XLVIII

SEA 43, DEN 8

1997

Denver (29.5)

Kansas City (14.5)

Divisional

DEN 14, KC 10

1993

San Francisco (29.6)

New York Giants (12.8)

Divisional

SF 44, NYG 3

1990

Buffalo (26.8)

New York Giants (13.2)

Super Bowl XXV

NYG 20, BUF 19

 

-- DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS --

CHAMPS ARE HERE: The reigning Super Bowl champion KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-2) host the CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-5) in the AFC Divisional round on Sunday (3:05 PM ET, CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes). The Chiefs look to become the first team since the 2003-04 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles.​

Dating back to the 2018 Divisional playoffs, the Chiefs have scored at least 30 points in five consecutive postseason games. With at least 30 points against Cleveland, Kansas City would tie NEW ORLEANS (six consecutive games from Jan. 16, 2010 to Jan. 14, 2012) for the most consecutive postseason games with at least 30 points in NFL history.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES has led the Chiefs to the AFC Championship game in each of the past two seasons. With a win on Sunday against Cleveland, Mahomes can become the first starting quarterback under the age of 26 to make three Championship game appearances in NFL history.

Additionally, with a win, Kansas City would become the first AFC team to host three consecutive Championship games in NFL history. The 2002-04 PHILADELPHIA EAGLES hosted three consecutive NFC Championship games.​

Defensive end FRANK CLARK has registered a sack in five consecutive postseason games and can become the third player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, to record a sack in six consecutive postseason games.

The players with a sack in the most consecutive postseason games since 1982:​

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES (DATES)

 

LaMarr Woodley

Pittsburgh

7 (Jan. 5, 2008 – Feb. 6, 2011)

 

Mark Gastineau

New York Jets

6 (Jan. 9, 1983 – Jan. 3, 1987)

 

Frank Clark

Seattle, Kansas City

5* (Jan. 14, 2017 – Feb. 2, 2020)

 

Willie McGinest

New England

5 (Jan. 27, 2002 – Feb. 1, 2004)

 

Simeon Rice

Tampa Bay

5 (Jan. 12, 2002 – Jan. 7, 2006)

 

Bruce SmithHOF

Buffalo

5 (Jan. 9, 1993 – Jan. 23, 1994)

 

*active streak

-- DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS --

ONE IF BY GROUND, TWO IF BY AIRIn the AFC Wild Card round, Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON rushed for 136 yards and one touchdown, his second consecutive postseason game with at least 125 rushing yards.

With at least 125 rushing yards on Saturday night at Buffalo (8:15 PM ET, NBC/Universo), Jackson would become the fourth player in NFL history with at least 125 rushing yards in three consecutive postseason games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers TERRELL DAVIS (four games) and JOHN RIGGINS (three), as well as ARIAN FOSTER (three).

The players with the most consecutive postseason games with at least 125 rushing yards in NFL history:​

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES (DATES)

 

Terrell DavisHOF

Denver

4 (Jan. 11, 1998 – Jan. 17, 1999)

 

Arian Foster

Houston

3 (Jan. 7, 2012 – Jan. 5, 2013)

 

John RigginsHOF

Washington

3 (Jan. 15, 1983 – Jan. 30, 1983)

 

 

 

 

 

Lamar Jackson

Baltimore

2* (Jan. 11, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021)

 

*active streak

Green Bay wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS recorded at least 100 receiving yards in both the NFC Divisional playoffs (160 receiving yards) and NFC Championship game (138) last season. Baltimore wide receiver MARQUISE BROWN had 109 receiving yards in the Ravens’ victory on Super Wild Card Weekend and had 126 receiving yards during the 2019 AFC Wild Card round last season.

On Saturday, Adams and Brown can become the seventh and eighth players in NFL history to record at least 100 receiving yards in three consecutive postseason gamesBrown would also join LARRY FITZGERALD (first four games) as the only players with 100-or-more receiving yards in each of their first three career playoff games.

The players with the most consecutive postseason games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:​

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES (DATES)

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

4 (Jan. 3, 2015 – Jan. 15, 2017)

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

4 (Jan. 3, 2009 – Feb. 1, 2009)

Tom FearsHOF

L.A. Rams

3 (Dec. 17, 1950 – Dec. 23, 1951)

T.Y. Hilton

Indianapolis

3 (Jan. 4, 2014 – Jan. 4, 2015)

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota

3 (Jan. 9, 2000 – Jan. 6, 2001)

Jerry RiceHOF

San Francisco

3 (Jan. 8, 1989 – Jan. 6, 1990)

 

 

 

Davante Adams

Green Bay

2* (Jan. 12, 2020 – Jan. 19, 2020)

Marquise Brown

Baltimore

2* (Jan. 11, 2020 – Jan. 10, 2021)

*active streak

-- DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS --

RUNNING ON THE TUNDRAGreen Bay running back AARON JONES recorded two touchdowns in both the NFC Divisional playoffs (two rushing) and NFC Championship game (one rushing, one receiving) last season, his first two career postseason games.

With at least two touchdowns on Saturday against the Los Angeles Rams (4:35 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes), Jones would become the fifth player in NFL history and first since LARRY FITZGERALD (2009-10) with at least two touchdowns in three consecutive playoff games.

The players with the most consecutive postseason games with at least two touchdowns in NFL history:​

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES (DATES)

 

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

3 (Jan. 18, 2009 – Jan. 10, 2010)

 

Emmitt SmithHOF

Dallas

3 (Jan. 14, 1996 – Dec. 28, 1996)

 

Gerald Riggs

Washington

3 (Jan. 4, 1992 – Jan. 26, 1992)

 

Ernest Givins

Houston Oilers

3 (Dec. 31, 1989 – Dec. 29, 1991)

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Jones

Green Bay

2* (Jan. 12, 2020 – Jan. 19, 2020)

 

*active streak

Los Angeles rookie running back CAM AKERS totaled 176 scrimmage yards (131 rushing, 45 receiving) in the Rams’ Super Wild Card Weekend victory, the second-most scrimmage yards by a rookie in a postseason game in the Super Bowl era.

With at least 100 scrimmage yards on Saturday at Green Bay (4:35 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes), Akers can become the sixth rookie in NFL history with at least 100 scrimmage yards in consecutive postseason games.

The rookies with at least 100 scrimmage yards in consecutive postseason games in NFL history:​

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES (DATES)

Jamal Lewis

Baltimore

2 (Jan. 14, 2001 – Jan. 28, 2001)

Curt Warner

Seattle

2 (Dec. 24, 1983 – Dec. 31, 1983)

Duane Thomas

Dallas

2 (Dec. 26, 1970 – Jan. 3, 1971)

Shonn Green

N.Y. Jets

2 (Jan. 9, 2010 – Jan. 17, 2010)

Sony Michel

New England

2 (Jan. 13, 2019 – Jan. 20, 2019)

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Notas de la NFL de la Vuela Divisional

AVANZANDO: OCHO EQUIPOS SIGUEN EN PIE CUANDO LA NFL LLEGA A SU VUELTA DIVISIONAL​​

El fútbol americano de postemporada es una armoniosa sinfonía, y el volumen está por explotar. 

La NFL alcanzó la vuelta Divisional de la postemporada 2020 y las dos conferencias tienen diferentes y bien marcadas personalidades.

En la AFC, la edad promedio de los cuatro mariscales de campo titulares el día de sus respectivos partidos será de 24 años y 345 días, marcando el grupo más joven de QB titulares en una conferencia en la vuelta Divisional de los playoffs en la historia de la NFL. 

La NFC, en tanto, cuenta con tres de los más prolíficos mariscales de campo en los anales de la liga. El de Tampa Bay TOM BRADY (seis victorias en el Super Bowl), el de New Orleans DREW BREES (una) y el de Green Bay AARON RODGERS (una) se combinan para ocho victorias en el Super Bowl, más que cualquier grupo de mariscales de campo titulares en la historia en una misma conferencia en la vuelta Divisional.

Arrancando el fin de semana, el sábado (4:35 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes), los LOS ANGELES RAMS y su defensiva, la mejor de la NFL en puntos permitidos (18.5 por partido) viajan para enfrentarse contra la ofensiva más anotadora (31.8 puntos anotados por juego), Rodgers y los GREEN BAY PACKERS.

Entonces, dos de los más electrizantes jugadores jóvenes chocan en el oeste de New York el sábado (8:15 PM, hora de New York, NBC/Universo), cuando LAMAR JACKSON y sus BALTIMORE RAVENS viajen para verse las caras con JOSH ALLEN y sus BUFFALO BILLS.

BAKER MAYFIELD, como Jackson y Allen también miembro de la camada del Sorteo Universitario de la NFL de 2018, lidera a los CLEVELAND BROWNS en su periplo hacia Arrowhead Stadium el domingo (3:05 PM, hora de New York, CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes) para el duelo contra PATRICK MAHOMES y los campeones defensores del Super Bowl, los KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Y con la acción en alza, los dos longevos mariscales de campo con las mayores cantidades de pases anotadores en la historia de la NFL –Brady (581) y Brees (571)– estarán frente a frente cuando los TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS viajen para enfrentar a los NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6:40 PM, hora de New York, FOX/FOX Deportes).

El cronograma de la vuelta Divisional:

Sábado, 16 de enero

NFC:    4:35 PM (ET)     Los Angeles Rams (11-6) en Green Bay Packers (13-3) (FOX, FOX Deportes)  

AFC:    8:15 PM (ET)     Baltimore Ravens (12-5) en Buffalo Bills (14-3) (NBC, Universo)  

Domingo, 17 de enero

AFC:    3:05 PM (ET)     Cleveland Browns (12-5) en Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) 

(CBS, CBS All Access, ESPN Deportes)

NFC:    6:40 PM (ET)     Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) en New Orleans Saints (13-4) (FOX, FOX Deportes) 

Un vistazo en los cuatro partidos de la vuelta Divisional de la postemporada 2020 de la NFL:

LOS ANGELS RAMS (11-6) en GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-3)

Sábado, FOX/FOX Deportes, 4:35 PM, hora de New York       

 

  • Green Bay estará jugando un partido de postemporada en su 34ª temporada, superando a los DALLAS COWBOYS (33 postemporadas) para la mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL. Con una victoria, los Packers igualarían a los PITTSBURGH STEELERS (36 triunfos en postemporada) para la segunda mayor cantidad de victorias en playoffs en los anales de la liga, solamente detrás de los NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (37).
  • Bajo el entrenador en jefe MATT LAFLEUR, que tomó las riendas del equipo en 2019, los Packers ganaron 13 o más partidos en temporadas consecutivas por primera ocasión desde 1996-97, cuando avanzaron hasta los Super Bowls XXXI y XXXII.
  • LaFleur, que trabajó con el entrenador en jefe de los Rams SEAN MCVAY tanto en Washington como en Los Angeles, tiene 26 victorias en temporada regular, superando a STEVE MARIUCCI (25, 1997-98) para la segunda mayor cantidad por un individuo en sus primeras dos temporadas como entrenador en jefe de la NFL en la historia de la liga. Solamente GEORGE SEIFERT (28, 1989-90) tiene más.
  • Green Bay lideró la NFL con 31.8 puntos por partido, el segundo total más alto en la historia de la franquicia (35.0 puntos por partido en 2011), y marcó el ritmo de la liga al anotar en el 80 por ciento (48 de 60) de sus posesiones en zona roja.
  • Los Rams esta temporada permitieron la menor cantidad de puntos por partido (18.5), la menor cantidad de yardas por juego (281.9), la menor cantidad de yardas aéreas por partido (190.7), y fue segundo en capturas (53) en la NFL.
  • En su victoria ante Seattle 30-20 en la vuelta de Comodines, el corredor CAM AKERS registró 176 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (131 acarreando, 45 recibiendo), tercer total más alto entre novatos en la historia de la postemporada. Solamente el de Washington TIMMY SMITH (213 en el Super Bowl XXII el 31 de enero de 1988) y el de los Houston Oilers BILLY CANNON (178 el 1 de enero de 1961) tuvieron más. Las 131 yardas por tierra de Akers fueron la octava mayor cantidad entre los novatos de la NFL en la historia de la postemporada.
  • El liniero defensivo de los Rams AARON DONALD, que tuvo dos capturas en el triunfo en Comodines de su equipo, empató el segundo lugar en la liga con 13.5 capturas en 2020 y se convirtió en el cuarto jugador desde 1982 con al menos ocho capturas en cada una de sus primeras siete temporadas, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama DERRICK THOMAS y REGGIE WHITE, así como también a DEMARCUS WARE.
  • Donald tiene 85.5 capturas en sus primeras siete temporadas y superó el miembro del Salón de la Fama DERRICK THOMAS (85) para la mayor cantidad de capturas por un jugador en sus primeras siete temporadas desde 1982, cuando la captura individual se convirtió en estadística oficial.
  • El mariscal de campo de Green Bay AARON RODGERS lideró la NFL con 48 pases anotadores esta temporada, un pico de carrera, empatando con el miembro del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (48 en 1984) para la quinta mayor cantidad de pases anotadores en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL.
  • Rodgers encabezó la NFL con índice de pasador de 121.5, el segundo más alto en una sola temporada por un mariscal de campo en la historia de la NFL, solamente detrás de su propio índice de 122.5 registrado en 2011.
  • Rodgers ingresa al partido del sábado habiendo lanzado algún pase de anotación en 14 partidos consecutivos de postemporada.
  • El receptor de los Packers DAVANTE ADAMS lideró la NFL con 18 recepciones anotadoras, empatando la tercera mayor cantidad de anotaciones por un receptor en una sola temporada en la historia de la NFL. Solamente los miembros del Salón de la Fama RANDY MOSS (23 anotaciones en 2007) y JERRY RICE (23 en 1987) tuvieron más.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-5) en BUFFALO BILLS (14-3)

Sábado, NBC/Universo, 8:15 PM, hora de New York

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-5) en KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-2)

Domingo, CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes, 3:05 PM, hora de New York

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (12-5) en NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-4)

Domingo, FOX/FOX Deportes, 6:40 PM, hora de New York

 

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS PREVIEW

ONWARD & UPWARD: EIGHT TEAMS REMAIN STANDING

AS NFL ENTERS DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS​

Playoff football is a harmonious symphony, and the volume is about to rise.

The NFL has reached the Divisional stage of the 2020 playoffs and the two conferences have distinctly different personalities.

In the AFC, the average age of the four starting quarterbacks on gameday will be 24 years and 345 days, marking a single conference’s youngest group of starting quarterbacks in the Divisional round of the playoffs in NFL history.

The NFC, meanwhile, features three of the most prolific quarterbacks in league annals. Tampa Bay’s TOM BRADY (six Super Bowl wins), New Orleans’ DREW BREES (one) and Green Bay’s AARON RODGERS (one) have combined for eight Super Bowl victories, more than any group of starting quarterbacks ever in a single conference’s Divisional round.

Kicking off the weekend on Saturday (4:35 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes), the LOS ANGELES RAMS and the NFL’s No. 1-ranked scoring defense (18.5 points allowed per game) travel to meet the league leader in scoring offense (31.8 points scored per game), Rodgers and the GREEN BAY PACKERS.

Then, two of the league’s most electrifying young players square off in Western New York on Saturday (8:15 PM ET, NBC/Universo), when LAMAR JACKSON and the BALTIMORE RAVENS travel to clash with JOSH ALLEN and the BUFFALO BILLS.

BAKER MAYFIELD, like Jackson and Allen a member of the NFL Draft Class of 2018, leads the CLEVELAND BROWNS into Arrowhead Stadium on Sunday (3:05 PM ET, CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes) to square off against PATRICK MAHOMES and the defending Super Bowl champion KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.

And in the crescendo, the two ageless quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes in NFL history – Brady (581) and Brees (571) – face off when the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS travel to face the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6:40 PM ET, FOX/FOX Deportes).

The Divisional playoff schedule:

Saturday, January 16

NFC:    4:35 PM (ET)     Los Angeles Rams (11-6) at Green Bay Packers (13-3) (FOX, FOX Deportes) 

AFC:    8:15 PM (ET)     Baltimore Ravens (12-5) at Buffalo Bills (14-3) (NBC, Universo) 

Sunday, January 17

AFC:    3:05 PM (ET)     Cleveland Browns (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (14-2)

(CBS, CBS All Access, ESPN Deportes)

NFC:    6:40 PM (ET)     Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) at New Orleans Saints (13-4) (FOX, FOX Deportes)

 

A look at the four games in the Divisional round of the 2020 NFL playoffs:

 

LOS ANGELS RAMS (11-6) at GREEN BAY PACKERS (13-3)

Saturday, FOX/FOX Deportes, 4:35 PM ET      

 

  • Green Bay is playing a postseason game in a 34th season, surpassing the DALLAS COWBOYS (33 postseasons) for the most in NFL history. With a victory, the Packers would tie the PITTSBURGH STEELERS (36 postseason wins) for the second-most postseason wins in league annals, trailing only the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (37).
  • Under head coach MATT LAFLEUR, who took the team’s reins in 2019, the Packers have won 13-or-more games in consecutive seasons for the first time since 1996-97, when they advanced to Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII.
  • LaFleur, who worked with Rams head coach SEAN MCVAY in both Washington and Los Angeles, has 26 regular-season wins, surpassing STEVE MARIUCCI (25, 1997-98) for the second-most by an individual in his first two seasons as an NFL head coach in league history. Only GEORGE SEIFERT (28, 1989-90) has more.
  • Green Bay led the NFL with 31.8 points per game, the second-highest total in franchise history (35.0 points per game in 2011), and paced the league by scoring touchdowns on 80 percent (48 of 60) of its red-zone possessions.
  • The Rams allowed the fewest points per game (18.5), fewest yards per game (281.9), fewest passing yards per game (190.7), and ranked second in sacks (53) in the NFL this season.
  • In the Rams’ 30-20 Wild Card win at Seattle, running back CAM AKERS registered 176 scrimmage yards (131 rushing, 45 receiving), third among rookies in postseason history. Only Washington’s TIMMY SMITH (213 in Super Bowl XXII on Jan. 31, 1988) and the Houston Oilers’ BILLY CANNON (178 on Jan. 1, 1961) had more. Akers’ 131 rushing yards were eighth-most among rookies in NFL postseason history.
  • Rams defensive lineman AARON DONALD, who had two sacks in his team’s Wild Card win, tied for second in the league with 13.5 sacks in 2020 and became the fourth player since 1982 with at least eight sacks in each of his first seven seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DERRICK THOMAS and REGGIE WHITE, as well as DEMARCUS WARE.
  • Donald has 85.5 sacks in his first seven seasons and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (85) for the most sacks by a player in his first seven seasons since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.
  • Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS led the NFL with a career-high 48 touchdown passes this season, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (48 touchdown passes in 1984) for the fifth-most touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history.
  • Rodgers led the NFL with a 121.5 passer rating, the second-highest single-season mark by a quarterback in NFL history, trailing only his 122.5 rating in 2011.
  • Rodgers enters Saturday’s game having thrown a touchdown pass in 14 consecutive postseason games.
  • Packers wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS led the NFL with 18 touchdown receptions, tied for the third-most touchdowns by a wide receiver in a single-season in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers RANDY MOSS (23 touchdowns in 2007) and JERRY RICE (23 touchdowns in 1987) had more.

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS (12-5) at BUFFALO BILLS (14-3)

Saturday, NBC/Universo, 8:15 PM ET

 

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS (12-5) at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (14-2)

Sunday, CBS/CBS All Access/ESPN Deportes, 3:05 PM ET

 

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (12-5) at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-4)

Sunday, FOX/FOX Deportes, 6:40 PM ET

 

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NFL AND NFLPA COVID-19 MONITORING TESTING RESULTS

The National Football League and NFL Players Association today announced the COVID-19 monitoring testing results for January 3– January 9.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 follow the joint NFL-NFLPA Treatment Protocol. They are immediately isolated, not permitted to access club facilities, or to have direct contact with players or personnel. Club medical staff are in regular communication with individuals who test positive to monitor symptoms.

Monitoring Testing results for January 3– January 9:

  • 17,459 tests were administered to a total of 2,933 players and team personnel.
  • 6,850 tests were administered to 1,037 players; 10,609 tests were administered to 1,896 personnel.
  • There were 3 new confirmed positive tests among players and 22 new confirmed positives among other personnel. 

Total test results for the entire Monitoring Testing period to-date, Aug 1 – Jan 9:

  • During Monitoring Testing from Aug 1 – Jan 2, 259 players and 454 other personnel were confirmed positive cases.
  • Approximately 939,680 tests were administered to players and personnel during the Aug 1 – Jan 9 period.

 

NFL and USAA Announce Finalists for the 10th Annual Salute to Service Award Presented by USAA

Award Recipient to be Recognized at NFL Honors

The NFL and USAA, an Official NFL Salute to Service Partner, announced AMB Sports and Entertainment CEO STEVE CANNON, New England Patriots Long Snapper JOE CARDONA, and San Francisco 49ers General Manager and NFL Legend JOHN LYNCH as the finalists for the tenth annual Salute to Service Award presented by USAA.

Cannon, Cardona, and Lynch were selected for their exceptional efforts to honor and support members of the military community. The Salute to Service Award recipient will be recognized at NFL Honors, a primetime awards special to air nationally the Saturday before Super Bowl LV.

USAA, a leading provider of insurance and other services to U.S. military members, veterans and their families, will contribute $25,000 in the award recipient's honor to the official aid societies representing all five military branches. The NFL will match USAA's donation of $25,000, which will be donated to the award recipient's military charity of choice. The award recipient will receive a specially designed military challenge coin, recognizing their commitment to the military. In what has become a long-standing tradition, challenge coins are presented to members of the military community to encourage excellence, boost morale or to recognize a fellow brother- or sister-in-arms.

"America's military community is stronger thanks to the service and support from all three worthy finalists for tenth annual 'Salute to Service Award presented by USAA,'" said Vice Admiral (Ret.) JOHN BIRD, USAA Senior Vice President of Military Affairs. "While two of this year's finalists served our nation in uniform, this award is meant to highlight efforts we can all make to support America's military community. We thank and appreciate Steve, Joe, and John for joining USAA in always honoring and serving our military, veterans, and their families."

The Salute to Service Award is part of the NFL and USAA's year-round commitment to recognize and honor the military community. This season, all 32 NFL clubs nominated coaches, active and retired players, and team executives and personnel, who best demonstrated support for the military community.

These nominees were [/Pages/NFL-Announces-Nominees-for-Salute-to-Service-Award-Presented-by-USAA--.aspx]announced in November and the submissions were evaluated by a panel of judges, including last year's award recipient, Los Angeles Chargers Legend DONNIE EDWARDS. Nominees' credentials are evaluated based on the positive effect of the individual's efforts on the military community, the type of service conducted, the thoroughness of the program and level of commitment.

The panel of judges, consisting of representatives from the U.S. military, the NFL and USAA, includes:

  • VICE ADMIRAL JOHN BIRD (Ret.), U.S. Navy veteran, USAA Senior Vice President of Military Affairs
  • LENNY BANDY, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran and NFL Vice President of Security
  • CHAD HENNINGS, Air Force Academy graduate, three-time Super Bowl champion
  • DONNIE EDWARDS, 2019 Salute to Service Award recipient
  • JIM MORA, SR., Marine Corps veteran, former NFL head coach
  • VINCENT JACKSON, NFL Legend & 2015 Salute to Service Award recipient

Since 2011, USAA has used its sponsorship to honor and appreciate active-duty military, veterans and their families by creating unique opportunities that bring the military community and the NFL closer together. Fans can join the NFL and USAA in honoring the military community by visiting NFL.com/Salute.

Below is the list of previous Salute to Service Award recipients.

 

YEARRECIPIENTTEAM
2019Donnie EdwardsLos Angeles Chargers
2018Ben GarlandAtlanta Falcons
2017Andre RobertsAtlanta Falcons
2016Dan Quinn (Head Coach)Atlanta Falcons
2015Vincent JacksonTampa Bay Buccaneers
2014Jared AllenChicago Bears
2013John Harbaugh (Head Coach)Baltimore Ravens
2012Charles TillmanChicago Bears
2011K.S. "Bud" Adams Jr. (Late Owner)Tennessee Titans

 

Below is an overview on the three finalists. To learn more about all 32 team nominees, please visit www.nfl.com/salute.

STEVE CANNON (CEO, AMB Sports and Entertainment)

Cannon's commitment to the military and related causes began with his own personal commitment. Cannon, who graduated with honors from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986, was Airborne Ranger qualified and served as a 1st Lieutenant in West Germany during the fall of the Iron Curtain. During his time in the Army, he also served five years as an artillery officer. Through Cannon's countless hours of service to multiple military non-profits over the years, his constant "military first" mindset and utilization of the NFL's platform has provided active duty service members, veterans and military families with first class experiences and support. In addition to empowering and giving back to the military community, Cannon has played a large role in bringing awareness to the general population on the importance of honoring and recognizing our nation's heroes. Through Cannon's military and professional career, he has consistently found ways to implement programs in service to our military, active duty specifically. Upon joining the Atlanta Falcons organization, he realized the impact of the NFL platform and challenged the Club to be "best in class" and to "become the benchmark franchise in all of professional sports" in terms of our military outreach and appreciation. With that challenge, he began to set up major trips each spring following the conclusion of football season that would allow him and the team to get up close and personal with those serving to protect our freedom. And with that, the Atlanta Falcons became the first ever NFL team to conduct their own USO Tour.

JOE CARDONA (Long Snapper, New England Patriots)

Joe Cardona attended the Naval Academy for four years prior to his 2015 rookie season where he was an Ensign in the Navy and worked as a staff officer at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Rhode Island. That season, he was working his second job four days a week, which included a 24-hour shift during the team's "day off." In 2017, Joe was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and served as a junior commissioned officer in the United States Navy and in 2019, Joe was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in the Navy. He proudly wears his Naval uniform as the team boards the plane for away games. Joe has facilitated more than a dozen re-enlistment and retirement ceremonies at Gillette Stadium for fellow military members. He also led a handful of free football clinics for military children at military bases across New England and replaced military family toys that were burned in a fire three years ago at Joint Base Cape Cod. In 2017, Joe rallied teammates and coaches to each donate a pair of tickets to their game against Atlanta and over 150 military members, who had recently returned from deployment, were invited to the game and participated in a special pregame ceremony. Each year during Memorial Day weekend, Joe helps plant more than 37,000 American flags in the Boston Common to honor the brave men and women from Massachusetts that have lost their lives defending our country. Joe also offers his support to the Travis Manion Foundation, a nonprofit that empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations.

JOHN LYNCH (NFL Legend & General Manager, San Francisco 49ers)

Lynch has a longstanding appreciation for the United States military. Both his grandfather and great uncle volunteered for the Army the day after the deadly attacks on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. Since 1998, Lynch has frequented various Air Force bases and military hospitals to personally thank those serving in the military, in Florida, Maryland and Colorado.  Lynch was also the recipient of the 2006 Bart Starr Award. Every year since 2011, he has hosted military families at the annual Lynch Christmas Party and each holiday season with the 49ers, he hosts military families and underserved youth for a holiday party and practice visit. In 2018 and 2019, Lynch welcomed more than 250 active duty troops and veterans for a VIP training camp practice experience. In November 2017, Lynch spearheaded a visit to the USO office at the San Jose Military Entrance Processing Station to congratulate newly enlisted recruits heading off to basic training. In October 2019, Lynch welcomed a group of decorated veterans, including 5 purple heart recipients, when the 49ers played in Washington, D.C. Lynch's commitment to supporting veteran organizations, like USO Bay Area, has driven a close partnership with the nonprofit and the 49ers, which has led to new opportunities to support the troops and their families with game tickets, Salute to Service program involvement, choosing USO Bay Area as the 50/50 raffle beneficiary for the 2019 Salute to Service game, and delivering care kits to isolated troops in partnership with USAA during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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UPDATED DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE

DIVISIONAL PLAYOFFS SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED​

The NFL has announced the schedule of sites, dates, and times for the Divisional Playoffs, presented by Intuit TurboTax Live, on January 16-17.

Saturday, January 16

NFC:    4:35 PM (ET)  Los Angeles Rams (11-6) at Green Bay Packers (13-3) (FOX, FOX Deportes) 

AFC:    8:15 PM (ET)  Baltimore Ravens (12-5) at Buffalo Bills (14-3) (NBC, Universo) 

Sunday, January 17

AFC:    3:05 PM (ET)  Cleveland Browns (12-5) at Kansas City Chiefs (14-2) (CBS, CBS All Access,

ESPN Deportes)

NFC:    6:40 PM (ET)  Tampa Bay Buccaneers (12-5) at New Orleans Saints (13-4) (FOX, FOX Deportes) 


 

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