domingo, 31 de octubre de 2021

Tacleando la NFL-Week 7 (2021)

 















































Thursday Night Capsule - Denver Broncos at Cleveland Browns

THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:

DENVER BRONCOS (3-3) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-3)

Week 7 of the 2021 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, October 21 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) as the Denver Broncos (3-3) travel to take on the Cleveland Browns (3-3) at FirstEnergy Stadium in a meeting of two top-five defenses. Denver leads the all-time series 21-6, including winning 12 of the last 13 meetings. In their last matchup, Week 9 of the 2019 season, wide receiver COURTLAND SUTTON and tight end NOAH FANT each recorded touchdown receptions for the Broncos in their 24-19 win.

Denver quarterback TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for a season-high 334 yards and three touchdowns in Week 6. In three road games this season, Bridgewater has six touchdown passes against only one interception, with a 110.9 rating. Fant was Bridgewater's top target last week, recording a career-high nine catches for 97 yards and a touchdown. His 115 receiving yards in the last meeting are a career high and he has a touchdown reception in three of four career games against the AFC North. Sutton enters Thursday aiming for his third in a row with at least seven catches, 90 receiving yards and a touchdown catch. He has recorded at least five catches in each of the past two meetings between the clubs. Running back MELVIN GORDON totaled 150 scrimmage yards (132 rushing, 18 receiving) with three rushing touchdowns in his last game against Cleveland (Week 6 of the 2018 season with the Chargers). He aims for his third in a row against the Browns with at least 100 scrimmage yards. In three career games on Thursday Night Football, Gordon has 345 scrimmage yards (115 per game) and three rushing touchdowns. Running back JAVONTE WILLIAMS enters Week 7 ranking second among all rookies with 300 rushing yards.

Linebacker VON MILLER leads the team with 4.5 sacks this season and his 110.5 career sacks are the most among all active players. Safety KAREEM JACKSON led the team with six tackles last week and recorded his first sack of the season. Safety JUSTIN SIMMONS has 17 interceptions since entering the league in 2016, tied for the second-most among all safeties. Cornerback PAT SURTAIN II, the No. 9 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, ranks tied for third among rookies with four passes defensed.

Cleveland quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 234 yards and two touchdowns with one interception for a 102.4 rating last week, his second-consecutive game with a passer rating of 100-or-higher. In three career games on Thursday Night Football, including his NFL debut in Week 3 of the 2018 season, Mayfield has five touchdowns (four passing, one rushing) against one interception for a 100 rating. The Browns enter Week 7 with the league's top rushing attack (168.5 rushing yards per game). Running back NICK CHUBB, who missed Week 6, ranks second in the league with 523 rushing yards and aims for his third in a row against Denver with at least 90 scrimmage yards.

Wide receiver JARVIS LANDRY had a touchdown catch in the 2019 meeting and has at least five receptions in three of his four career games against Denver. Wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR. had five catches for a season-high 79 yards in Week 6. In the last meeting, Beckham totaled 87 receiving yards. Wide receiver DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES had four catches for a career-high 101 yards and two touchdowns last week. He aims for his third in a row with at least 70 receiving yards. Cleveland enters Thursday with the second-ranked defense in the league (307.7 yards allowed per game), led by defensive end MYLES GARRETT, who has a league-high eight sacks. He aims for his third in a row with a sack and has three sacks in three career games on Thursday Night Football. Defensive end JADEVEON CLOWNEY recorded a sack last week and has a sack in two of the past three games. He has a tackle for loss in each of his five games in 2021.

FOX will broadcast 10 Thursday Night Football games between Weeks 5-15 (excluding Thanksgiving night) and is slated to be simulcast via NFL Network, distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes and streamed on Amazon Prime Video.

The game will feature Joe Buck, Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink on the call for FOX. The Amazon broadcast features Andrea Kremer and Hannah Storm, and the Amazon Scout's feed is called by Bucky Brooks, Daniel Jeremiah and Joy Taylor.

For the Week 7 Denver-Cleveland capsule, click here.

CHARACTER PLAYBOOK, POWERED BY EVERFI AND PRESENTED BY THE NFL AND UNITED WAY, REACHES ONE MILLION STUDENTS

​FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

10/19/2021

Since its launch in 2016, Character PlaybookTM – a digital education resource powered by EVERFI, Inc. and presented by the National Football League (NFL) and United Way Worldwide – has reached over 1,000,000 students. Designed for students in grades six through twelve, Character Playbook is composed of two module-based experiential learning courses: Healthy Relationships and Mental Wellness Basics. Together, these virtual learning experiences equip students with tools to help address their interpersonal relationships and mental wellbeing on a foundational level. The program is available to U.S. schools at no cost and has been implemented in over 12,000 schools nationwide. "Working with EVERFI and United Way to build the Character Playbook program over the past five years has been an incredible experience," said ALEXIA GALLAGHER, Vice President of Philanthropy and Executive Director of NFL Foundation. "Whether they're at school or at home, students are constantly cultivating and maintaining relationships. By equipping our kids with the skills to manage their own emotions and communicate effectively, Character Playbook is helping students across the country build positive connections with themselves and others." These courses are meant to be taken sequentially, starting with Healthy Relationships available to students in middle schools nationwide. By raising student expectations for relationships and teaching them how to treat others with kindness, Healthy Relationships increases the likelihood that students will stand up for their peers and play a positive role in their school communities through conflict resolution. Intended for a high school audience and currently reaching 160 high schools across the country, Mental Wellness Basics explores healthy coping skills and increases students' confidence in their ability to find help and to help others in need.

"When we're talking about middle school kids, this is when they're trying to learn their identity, they're trying to figure out who they are, trying to see the jocks from the nerds, from the geeks and from other stuff," said Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver TYLER LOCKETT. "If we can remove all these labels and teach people how to love people and how to be there for one another, we can really have a better society." The NFL and United Way have consistently risen to meet the increasing demand for character education, especially amid the COVID-19 pandemic. During the 2020-2021 school year, a sizeable portion of both students and teachers reported being more concerned about students' mental well-being than they were before the coronavirus pandemic.

Since widespread school closures began in mid-March 2020, students and schools have continued to access and benefit from Character Playbook's free educational resources. Nearly 260,000 students completed over 460,000 hours of learning during the 2020-2021 academic year, with almost 1,500 more schools leveraging the program. Hosting virtual events was a central part of the Character Playbook program's success during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing students to interact with NFL players, coaches and local United Way staff and executives to showcase their learnings. In 2020, 10,128 students attended 35 Healthy Relationships events, ranging from in-person Character Playbook Live events before COVID-19, to a Huddle for 100 Super Bowl event in Miami, to a series of virtual-only events from March through June. "Prioritizing student mental health is more important now than ever," said Chief Experience Officer of United Way Worldwide STAN LITTLE. "Despite the challenges that the past year has presented, Character Playbook has been a critical tool to help empower young people to advocate for their mental well-being, while strengthening networks of support in the communities that access the course." "Social-emotional learning is a critical missing learning layer in our education system, and it's exhilarating to see five years of focused effort in this area has led to this type of impact," said JON CHAPMAN, President and Co-founder, EVERFI. "We are excited to keep working towards the next million students through evolving our content to better incorporate the voices of the students engaging with the courses and explore the cross-section of cultural literacy and social-emotional learning through our continued strategic partnership with the NFL and United Way Worldwide." To learn more about Character Playbook and how to bring it to any U.S. school for free, visit characterplaybook.com.

Week 7 NFL Preview

NFL ENTERS WEEK 7 WITH UNPRECEDENTED AMOUNT OF

LAST-MINUTE ENDINGS, SECOND-MOST OVERTIME GAMES

Week 7 is an important juncture in any NFL season.

Some teams are hitting their strides while others are developing new identities as adversity forces them to pivot and reframe. For younger players, the game is beginning to slow down. And, teams are reaching bye weekends that allow them to recharge mentally and physically.

Week 7 in this NFL season is important because several teams have an opportunity to reach or stay above the always-important .500 mark, keeping pace with division leaders.

Recent history proves that having a .500-or-better record after Week 7 is a key factor in earning a trip to the postseason. Over the past 10 years (2011-20), 122 teams made the playoffs and 107 of those (87.7 percent) were either .500 or above through the first seven weeks of the NFL season.

That’s why this week is key for several teams, beginning with the Thursday night matchup between 3-3 clubs, the DENVER BRONCOS and CLEVELAND BROWNS (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/Amazon). Elsewhere across the league:

  • Two teams coming off their bye weeks, the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-3) and the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-2), will attempt – in primetime – to include themselves in that .500-or-better group. The 49ers host the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-4) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), while the Saints travel to play the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-4) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN).
  • A pair of NFC South teams, the CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-3) and ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3), can maintain pace with respective trips to play the NEW YORK GIANTS (1-5) and MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-5), both 1:00 PM ET kickoffs on FOX.
  • The CHICAGO BEARS (3-3) have an opportunity to surprise the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-1) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS).
  • And, in one of the weekend’s marquee pairings, the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-3) have a date in Nashville with the TENNESSEE TITANS (4-2) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).

STREAKS ARE CHIC: Four teams currently own winning streaks of at least five games: ARIZONA (six), BALTIMORE (five), DALLAS (five) and GREEN BAY (five). It’s the first time since Week 13 of the 2018 season in which four-or-more teams have winning streaks of that length.

  • Three of those clubs (Baltimore, Dallas and Green Bay) lost their 2021 openers. Last season, the Browns, Colts and Super Bowl champion Buccaneers, made the playoffs after losing their initial 2020 games.

SEESAW GAMES: Last week’s Monday night thriller in Nashville, where the Titans held off the Bills, 34-31, in the final seconds, marked the third NFL game this season with at least seven lead changes.

  • Tennessee and Buffalo matched a Monday Night Football record with their seven lead changes. The only other time it happened in the 52-year history of the primetime series was Sept. 15, 2008, when Dallas emerged with a 41-37 victory over Philadelphia at Texas Stadium.
  • Previously this season, two other games have involved seven lead changes: Arizona beat Minnesota, 34-33, in Week 2, and the Chargers defeated Cleveland, 47-42, in Week 5.
  • Teetering games have been common so far this season. On average, better than one game per week has included at least five lead changes (seven such games in six weeks).

BONUS TIME: Already this season, 11 games have gone to overtime, the second-most through the first six weeks of a season all-time. Only the 1995 season (12 games) had more at this point. Dallas, Minnesota and Pittsburgh earned overtime victories in Week 6.

  • At least one game has gone to overtime in each of the first six weeks of the 2021 season, marking the second time ever (2018) that a season has featured at least one overtime game in each of its first six weeks.
  • The league needs just one overtime contest this weekend to tie the NFL record for the longest stretch of season-opening weeks with at least one overtime game (Weeks 1-7, 2018).

There have been 23 games with a game-winning score in the final minute of regulation or in overtime this season, the most such games through the first six weeks all-time.

TITANS HAVE ANOTHER TITANIC QUARTERBACK ON DOCKET: Fresh off an impressive Monday night win over Buffalo, the TENNESSEE TITANS (4-2) host the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-3) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).

  • The game features the NFL leader in touchdown passes, Kansas City’s PATRICK MAHOMES (18) and his top target TYREEK HILL, who is tied for the NFL lead with 46 receptions. The matchup also includes Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY, the league leader in both rushing yards (783) and rushing touchdowns (10).
  • Last week, Mahomes passed for a season-high 397 yards with two touchdowns, while tight end TRAVIS KELCE had eight receptions for 99 yards in the Chiefs' win at Washington.
  • At Nissan Stadium on Sunday, Mahomes can record his 30th career 300-yard passing game and surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (29) for the most such games by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history.
  • Also this week, Kelce can record his 79th career game with at least five receptions and surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (78) for the fourth-most such games by a tight end in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (139 games), JASON WITTEN (130) and ANTONIO GATES (96) have more.
  • Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY averaged 7.2 yards per carry (20 attempts, 143 yards) and ran for three touchdowns in the Titans’ victory last week. Henry, who ran for 130 yards and three touchdowns in Week 5, is the first player in 15 years, since Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON in 2006, with consecutive games of 100 yards rushing and three-or-more rushing touchdowns. Tomlinson reached those marks over a three-game stretch from Nov. 5-19, 2006.
  • Henry’s 13-yard touchdown with 3:05 remaining, and the Titans’ dramatic goal-line stand in the final seconds, sealed Tennessee’s Monday night win last week. The Titans, who outscored the Bills 10-0 in the fourth quarter, have the league’s most come-from-behind wins (13) in the fourth quarter or overtime since head coach MIKE VRABEL took the reins in 2018.

The most wins after trailing in the fourth quarter or overtime, since the beginning of 2018:

TEAM

WINS

Titans

13

Dolphins

10

Chargers

9

Eagles

9

Raiders

9

Saints

9

Seahawks

9

 

BENGALS, RAVENS BATTLE FOR DIVISION LEAD: Quarterbacks JOE BURROW and LAMAR JACKSON will square off for just the second time when the CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-2) travel to meet the BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).

  • Last week, Jackson earned his 35th career win as a starting quarterback and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (34 wins) for the most wins by a quarterback prior to his 25th birthday in NFL history. Jackson turns 25 in January.
  • In the Bengals’ win last week, Burrow passed for 271 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 115.7 rating, while rookie wide receiver JA'MARR CHASE led the team with 97 receiving yards.
  • Burrow, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, has at least two touchdown passes in each of the Bengals' first six games this season. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (first 10 games in 1984) as the only first- or second-year quarterbacks with at least two touchdown passes in each of their team's first six games of a season in NFL history.
  • Chase has 553 receiving yards this season, the second-most receiving yards by a rookie in his first six career games in the Super Bowl era. Only ANQUAN BOLDIN (592 receiving yards in 2003) had more.
  • Bengals defensive end TREY HENDRICKSON has 19 sacks since the beginning of 2020. Only T.J. WATT (22) and MYLES GARRETT (20) have more in that span.

BUCS AIM FOR BEST START IN FRANCHISE HISTORY: The TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-1), who began play as an expansion franchise in 1976, have matched the best start in team history. They also began 5-1 in 2005, 2002, 1997 and 1979. Tampa Bay has never opened a season 6-1 and can reach that mark with a win over the CHICAGO BEARS (3-3) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS).

  • Chicago’s defense enters the game tied for the league lead with 21 sacks, while Tampa Bay’s offense has allowed just nine sacks, tied for fifth-fewest in the NFL.
  • Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY has the second-most passing yards (2,064) and touchdown passes (17) of his career through six games, topped only by his 2,163 passing yards in 2011 and his 21 touchdown passes in his MVP season of 2007. His 2,064 passing yards this season rank No. 1 in the league.

SAINTS STRONG AFTER BYE WEEKS: The NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-2) are fresh off their bye week and play at the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-4) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN). Over the last 10 seasons (2011-20), New Orleans is 7-3 in games after bye weeks, tied for the best record in the NFL. On the other sideline, the Seahawks are 4-2 over the previous five seasons (2016-20) against opponents coming off bye weeks.

GOFF, STAFFORD BATTLE AT SOFI STADIUM: In their first meeting after trading places as starting quarterbacks of their respective teams, JARED GOFF and the DETROIT LIONS (0-6) go on the road to play MATTHEW STAFFORD and the LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-1) on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX). The trade this past offseason involved two former No. 1 overall selections in the NFL Draft.

  • Since the beginning of 2018, when Goff led the Rams to a berth in Super Bowl LIII, he has 14,783 passing yards. Over that span, only PATRICK MAHOMES (15,755), MATT RYAN (15,303) and TOM BRADY (15,109) have more.
  • Stafford, who this week plays his 172nd NFL game, has 298 career touchdown passes. With two more on Sunday, he would become the eighth player in NFL history to reach the 300-touchdown milestone in 175-or-fewer games.
  • This season, Stafford has 16 touchdown passes, the most in NFL history for a player in his first six games with a new team.

The most passing touchdowns by a player over his first six games with a new team in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

YEAR(S)

TD PASSES

Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams

2021

16

Justin Herbert

Los Angeles Chargers

2020

15

Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans

2017

15

Kurt WarnerHOF

St. Louis Rams

1998-99

15

Mark Rypien

Washington

1988

15

 

Rams wide receiver COOPER KUPP leads the NFL with seven touchdown catches, while his 46 receptions are tied for the league lead with DAVANTE ADAMS and TYREEK HILL. Last week, Kupp recorded nine catches for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Kupp, who also had two touchdown receptions in Week 2 and Week 3, is the first player since JULIUS THOMAS (2014) with at least two touchdown catches in three of his team's first six games of a season.

  • Kupp also has 46 receptions for 653 yards and seven touchdowns this season and has joined Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON (45 catches for 709 yards and eight touchdown receptions in 1999) as the only players with at least 45 catches, 650 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions in their team's first six games of a season in NFL history.

 

MEMORIES OF POSTSEASON CLASSICS: This week’s schedule features six contests matching franchises that met previously in significant postseason games:

TEAMS, RESULT

GAME

SITE

DATE

NOTES

Packers 21, *Boston 6

1936 NFL Championship

Polo Grounds, New York

12/13/1936

Packers win fourth of 13 world championships

Lions 31, Rams 21

1952 Conference Playoff

Briggs Stadium, Detroit

12/21/1952

Lions advance en route to 1952 title

Raiders 27, Eagles 10

Super Bowl XV

Superdome, New Orleans

01/25/1981

Raiders become first Wild Card team to win SB

Broncos 23, Browns 20

1986 AFC Championship

Cleveland Municipal Stadium

01/11/1987

John Elway authors The Drive to force OT

Seahawks 41, Saints 36

2010 NFC Wild Card

Qwest Field, Seattle

01/08/2011

Marshawn Lynch authors the Beast Quake

Chiefs 35, Titans 24

2019 AFC Championship

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

01/19/2020

Chiefs advance to first Super Bowl in 50 years

*Washington franchise was located in Boston; game moved to New York due to poor home attendance

 

WEEK 7 NFL SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

Thursday, October 21

Denver at Cleveland

FOX/NFLN/Amazon

8:20

Sunday, October 24

Cincinnati at Baltimore

CBS

1:00

Washington at Green Bay

FOX

1:00

Atlanta at Miami

FOX

1:00

New York Jets at New England

CBS

1:00

Carolina at New York Giants

FOX

1:00

Kansas City at Tennessee

CBS

1:00

Detroit at Los Angeles Rams

FOX

4:05

Philadelphia at Las Vegas

FOX

4:05

Houston at Arizona

CBS

4:25

Chicago at Tampa Bay

CBS

4:25

Indianapolis at San Francisco

NBC

8:20

Monday, October 25

New Orleans at Seattle

ESPN

8:15

Byes: Buffalo, Dallas, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, Pittsburgh

 

AFC Players of the Week - Week 6

TITANS RB DERRICK HENRY, STEELERS LB T.J. WATT &

JAGUARS K MATTHEW WRIGHT NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 6

Running back DERRICK HENRY of the Tennessee Titans, linebacker T.J. WATT of the Pittsburgh Steelers and kicker MATTHEW WRIGHT of the Jacksonville Jaguars are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 6 (October 14, 17-18).

OFFENSE: RB DERRICK HENRY, TENNESSEE TITANS

  • Henry rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns, including the eventual game-winner late in the fourth quarter, in Tennessee’s dramatic Monday Night Football victory over Buffalo. He also had two receptions for 13 yards.
  • This marked Henry’s second-consecutive game with three rushing touchdowns and his third overall this season. No other player has two such games in 2021. He is the third player in NFL history with at least 750 rushing yards (783) and 10 rushing touchdowns (10) in his team’s first six games of a season. 
  • This is the sixth-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Henry and second this season:
    • 2018: Week 14
    • 2019: Week 17
    • 2020: Weeks 6, 17
    • 2021: Weeks 2, 6
  • He joins Matthew Stafford as the only players to earn Player of the Week honors multiple times this season.
  • Henry extends his record for most-ever Player of the Week awards by a Titans player. Shaun Alexander (seven-time winner) is the only former Alabama running back to win the award more. 

DEFENSE: LB T.J. WATT, PITTSBURGH STEELERS

  • Watt totaled seven tackles, three passes defensed, two sacks (both in overtime) and a forced fumble that set up the game-winning field goal in Pittsburgh’s Sunday Night Football victory over Seattle.
  • He became the fourth player with two sacks in a single overtime period since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.    
  • This is the fourth-career Defensive Player of the Week award for Watt and first this season:
    • 2018: Weeks 1, 5
    • 2020: Week 2
    • 2021: Week 6
  • Watt ties James Harrison, Greg Lloyd and Joey Porter (all four-time winners) for the most-ever Defensive Player of the Week awards by a Steelers linebacker.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K MATTHEW WRIGHT, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Wright converted all three of his field goals – from 40, 54 and the game-winner from 53 yards – and both of his point after attempts in Jacksonville’s 23-20 victory over Miami in London.
  • This is the first-career Special Teams Player of the Week award for Wright. He is the first Jaguars kicker to earn the honor since Josh Lambo (Week 7, 2019).
  • Wright joins Matt Prater, the NFC’s Week 6 Special Teams Player of the Week, as the only former University of Central Florida kickers to earn Player of the Week.

2021 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

DE Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati

Wk 2

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

LB Odafe Oweh, Baltimore

K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas

Wk 3

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

DE Myles Garrett, Cleveland

K Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Wk 4

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

LB Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo

P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis

Wk 5

QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore

DE Greg Rousseau, Buffalo

K Nick Folk, New England

Wk 6

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

K Matthew Wright, Jacksonville

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NFC Players of the Week - Week 6

COWBOYS QB DAK PRESCOTT, RAMS S TAYLOR RAPP &

CARDINALS K MATT PRATER NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 6

Quarterback DAK PRESCOTT of the Dallas Cowboys, safety TAYLOR RAPP of the Los Angeles Rams and kicker MATT PRATER of the Arizona Cardinals are the NFC Offensive, Defensive, and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 6 (October 14, 17-18).

OFFENSE: QB DAK PRESCOTT, DALLAS COWBOYS

  • Prescott completed 36 of 51 pass attempts (70.6 percent) for a season-high 445 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, for a 108.7 rating in Dallas’ 35-29 victory over New England.   
  • It marked the most passing yards of any player in Week 6 and Prescott is now one of two players in the league (Tom Brady) with at least 400 passing yards in two games this season.
  • This is the fourth-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Prescott and first this season:
    • 2019: Weeks 1, 11
    • 2020: Week 2
    • 2021: Week 6
  • Prescott becomes the third Cowboys quarterback to earn the honor four times, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman (six-time winner) and Tony Romo (five-time winner).

DEFENSE: S TAYLOR RAPP, LOS ANGELES RAMS

  • Rapp totaled four tackles, three passes defensed and a career-high two interceptions in the Rams’ 38-11 victory over the Giants.  
  • This is Rapp’s first-career Defensive Player of the Week award and he becomes the first Rams safety to earn the honor since Oshiomogho Atogwe (Week 6, 2008).

SPECIAL TEAMS: K MATT PRATER, ARIZONA CARDINALS

  • Prater converted all three of his field goals – from 33, 36 and 51 yards – and all four of his point after attempts for a total of 13 points in Arizona’s 37-14 victory in Cleveland. It marked the most kicking points by any player in Week 6.
  • This is Prater’s 13th-career Special Teams Player of the Week award and first with the Cardinals:
    • 2008 (with Denver): Week 5
    • 2009 (with Denver): Week 12
    • 2011 (with Denver): Week 14
    • 2012 (with Denver): Week 4
    • 2013 (with Denver): Week 14
    • 2016 (with Detroit): Weeks 9, 12-13
    • 2017 (with Detroit): Week 1
    • 2018 (with Detroit): Week 17
    • 2020 (with Detroit): Weeks 3, 10
    • 2021 (with Arizona): Week 6
  • He becomes the first Cardinals kicker to earn the honor since Phil Dawson (Week 12, 2017).

2021 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. Rams

LB Chandler Jones, Arizona

P Bradley Pinion, Tampa Bay

Wk 2

QB Kyler Murray, Arizona

S Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay

P Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco

Wk 3

QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. Rams

CB Byron Murphy, Arizona

K Mason Crosby, Green Bay

Wk 4

QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. Giants

CB Trevon Diggs, Dallas

KR DeAndre Carter, Washington

Wk 5

QB Tom Brady, Tampa Bay

CB Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans

LB T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia

Wk 6

QB Dak Prescott, Dallas

S Taylor Rapp, L.A. Rams

K Matt Prater, Arizona

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Notas de la NFL de la séptima semana

LA NFL INGRESA EN LA SÉPTIMA SEMANA CON UNA CANTIDAD SIN PRECEDENTES DE FINALES DE ÚLTIMO MINUTO, SEGUNDA MAYOR CANTIDAD DE JUEGOS QUE LLEGAN A LA PRÓRROGA

La séptima semana es un punto de inflexión en cualquier temporada de la NFL. 

Algunos equipos están engranando mientras que otros tienen que desarrollar nuevas identidades a fuerza de enfrentar la adversidad. Para los jugadores más jóvenes, el juego está comenzando a hacerse más lento. Además, los equipos están llegando a sus semanas de descanso, lo que les permite recargar pilas, mental y físicamente.

La séptima semana en esta temporada de la NFL es importante porque varios equipos tienen la oportunidad de alcanzar o mantenerse por encima de la siempre importante marca de .500, manteniendo el paso con los líderes divisionales. 

La historia reciente es prueba de que tener registro de .500 o mejor tras la séptima semana es factor clave para conseguir un boleto a la postemporada. A lo largo de los últimos 10 años (2011-20), 122 equipos alcanzaron la postemporada, y 107 de esos (el 87.7 por ciento) estaban .500 o mejor a lo largo de las primeros siete semanas de la temporada de la NFL.

Es por eso que esta semana es clave para varios equipos, arrancando con el duelo de este jueves en la noche entre clubes 3-3, los DENVER BRONCOS y CLEVELAND BROWNS (8:20 PM, hora de New York, FOX/NFLN/Amazon). Más a lo largo la liga: 

  • Dos equipos viniendo de sus semanas de descanso, los SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-3) y los NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-2), intentarán –en horario central– incluirse en ese grupo de equipos que están .500 o mejor. Los 49ers reciben a los INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-4) en el clásico de domingo en la noche Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC), mientras que los Saints viajan para vérselas con los SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-4) en el otro clásico, el de lunes en la noche Monday Night Football (8:15 PM, hora de New York, ESPN). 
  • Un par de equipos de la NFC Sur, los CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-3) y los ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3), pueden mantener el paso con respectivos viajes para jugar contra los NEW YORK GIANTS (1-5) y MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-5), respectivamente, ambos partidos a la 1:00 PM, hora de New York, por FOX.
  • Los CHICAGO BEARS (3-3) tienen la oportunidad de sorprender a TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-1) el domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, CBS). 
  • Y, en uno de los duelos principales del fin de semana, los KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-3) tienen cita en Nashville con los TENNESSEE TITANS (4-2) el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS).

EN RACHA. Cuatro equipos actualmente ostentan rachas ganadoras de al menos cinco partidos: ARIZONA (seis), BALTIMORE (cinco), DALLAS (cinco) y GREEN BAY (cinco). Es la primera vez desde la semana 13 de la temporada 2018 en la que cuatro o más equipos tienen rachas ganadoras de esa longitud.

  • Tres de esos clubes (Baltimore, Dallas y Green Bay) perdieron en sus aperturas de 2021. La temporada pasada, los Browns, Colts y los campeones del Super Bowl, los Buccaneers, clasificaron a postemporada tras perder sus partidos inaugurales de 2020.
JUEGOS ATRAPANTES. El emocionante duelo de la noche del lunes de la semana pasada en Nashville, donde los Titans derrotaron a los Bills 34-31 en los segundos finales, marcó el tercer partido de NFL esta temporada con al menos siete cambios de delantera.

  • Tennessee y Buffalo igualaron una marca en Monday Night Football con sus siete cambios de delantera. La única otra vez que sucedió en la serie de horario estelar, de 52 años, fue el 15 de septiembre de 2008, cuando Dallas emergió con una victoria 41-37 sobre Philadelphia en Texas Stadium. 
  • Anteriormente esta temporada, otros dos partidos tuvieron siete cambios delantera: Arizona derrotó a Minnesota 34-33 en la segunda semana, y los Chargers vencieron a Cleveland 47-42 en la quinta.
  • Juegos parejos fueron moneda corriente hasta ahora esta temporada. En promedio, más de un partido por semana tuvo al menos cinco cambios delantera (siete juegos de esa clase en seis semanas). 

HORA DEL BONO. Ya esta temporada, 11 partidos llegaron a la prórroga, la segunda mayor cantidad a lo largo de las primeras seis semanas de una temporada en la historia. Solamente la temporada 1995 (12 partidos) tuvieron más en este punto. Dallas, Minnesota y Pittsburgh consiguieron victorias en la prórroga en la sexta semana.

  • Al menos un partido llegó a la prórroga en cada una de las primeras seis semanas de la temporada 2021, marcando la segunda vez en la historia (2018) que una temporada tiene al menos un juego que llega a la prórroga en cada una de sus primeras seis semanas.
  • La liga necesita apenas un duelo en la prórroga este fin de semana para empatar una marca de NFL para la racha más larga de semanas de arranque de temporada con al menos un partido en la prórroga (Semanas 1-7, 2018).

Han habido 23 partidos con una anotación definitoria en el último minuto del tiempo regular o en la prórroga esta temporada, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras seis semanas en la historia. LOS TITANS TIENEN OTRO MARISCAL DE CAMPO EN LA MIRA. Viniendo de un impresionante triunfo en la noche del lunes sobre Buffalo, los TENNESSEE TITANS (4-2) reciben a los KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-3) el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS). 

  • El partido tiene al líder de la NFL en pases anotadores, el de Kansas City PATRICK MAHOMES (18), y a su blanco favorito, TYREEK HILL, que está empatado en el liderazgo de la NFL con 46 recepciones. El choque también incluye al corredor de Tennessee DERRICK HENRY, el líder de la liga tanto en yardas por tierra (783) como en acarreos anotadores (10).
  • La semana pasada, Mahomes lanzó 397 yardas, un pico de temporada, con dos anotaciones, mientras que el ala cerrada TRAVIS KELCE tuvo ocho recepciones para 99 yardas en el triunfo de los Chiefs en Washington.
  • En Nissan Stadium el domingo, Mahomes puede registrar el 30° partido de su carrera con 300 yardas pasando y superar al miembro del Salón de la Fama KURT WARNER (29) para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños por un jugador en sus primeras cinco temporadas en la historia de la NFL.
  • También esta semana, Kelce puede registrar el 79° partido de su carrera con al menos cinco recepciones y superar al miembro del Salón de la Fama SHANNON SHARPE (78) para la cuarta mayor cantidad de tales partidos por un ala cerrada en la historia de la NFL. Solamente el miembro del Salón de la Fama TONY GONZÁLEZ (139 partidos), JASON WITTEN (130) y ANTONIO GATES (96) tienen más.
  • El corredor de Tennessee DERRICK HENRY promedió 7.2 yardas por acarreo (20 intentos, 143 yardas) y acarreó tres anotaciones en la victoria de los Titans de la semana pasada. Henry, que acarreó 130 yardas y tres anotaciones en la quinta semana, es el primer jugador en 15 años, desde el miembro del Salón de la Fama LADAINIAN TOMLINSON en 2006, con partidos consecutivos de 100 yardas acarreando y tres o más acarreos anotadores. Tomlinson alcanzó esa marca a lo largo de una racha de tres partidos en 5-19 de noviembre de 2006. 
  • La anotación de 13 yardas de Henry con 3:05 por jugarse, y la dramática parada de los Titans en la línea de gol en los segundos finales, selló el triunfo de Tennessee en el triunfo en la noche del lunes de la semana pasada. Los Titans, que aventajaron a los Bills 10-0 en el último período, tienen la mayor cantidad de triunfos viniendo desde atrás de la liga (13) en el último período o en la prórroga desde que el entrenador en jefe MIKE VRABEL tomó las riendas en 2018.

Las mayores cantidades de victorias tras haber estado en desventaja en el último período o en la prórroga, desde el arranque de 2018:

EQUIPO

TRIUNFOS

Titans

13

Dolphins

10

Chargers

9

Eagles

9

Raiders

9

Saints

9

Seahawks

9

 

BENGALS Y RAVENS, POR EL LIDERAZGO DIVISIONAL. Los mariscales de campo JOE BURROW y LAMAR JACKSON se enfrentarán por apenas segunda vez cuando los CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-2) viajen para enfrentarse con los BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-1) el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS).

  • La semana pasada, Jackson consiguió el 35° triunfo de su carrera como mariscal de campo titular y superó al miembro del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (34 victorias) para la mayor cantidad de triunfos por un mariscal de campo previo a su 25° cumpleaños en la historia de la NFL. Jackson cumple 25 en enero.
  • En el triunfo de los Bengals de la semana pasada, Burrow lanzó 271 yardas, con tres anotaciones, una intercepción e índice de 115.7, mientras que el receptor novato JA'MARR CHASE lideró al equipo con 97 yardas recibiendo.
  • Burrow, primerísima selección global en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2020, tiene al menos dos pases anotadores en cada uno de los primeros seis partidos de los Bengals esta temporada. Se unió al miembro del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (primeros 10 partidos en 1984) como los únicos mariscales de campo de primero o segundo año con al menos dos pases anotadores en cada uno de los primeros seis partidos de su equipo de una temporada en la historia de la NFL.
  • Chase tiene 553 yardas recibiendo esta temporada, la segunda mayor cantidad de yardas recibiendo por un novato en sus primeros seis partidos en su carrera en la era del Super Bowl. Solamente ANQUAN BOLDIN (592 yardas recibiendo en 2003) tuvo más.
  • El ala defensiva de los Bengals TREY HENDRICKSON tiene 19 capturas desde el arranque de 2020. Solamente T.J. WATT (22) y MYLES GARRETT (20) tienen más en ese lapso.

LOS BUCS BUSCAN SU MEJOR ARRANQUE EN LA HISTORIA DE LA FRANQUICIA. Los TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-1), que comenzaron a jugar como franquicia de expansión en 1976, han igualado el mejor inicio en la historia del equipo. También comenzaron 5-1 en 2005, 2002, 1997 y 1979. Tampa Bay jamás arrancó una temporada 6-1 y puede alcanzar esa marca con una victoria sobre los CHICAGO BEARS (3-3) el domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, CBS).

  • La defensiva de Chicago ingresa en el partido empatando el liderazgo de la liga con 21 capturas, mientras que la ofensiva de Tampa Bay permitió apenas nueve capturas, empatando la quinta menor cantidad en la NFL.
  • El mariscal de campo de Tampa Bay TOM BRADY tiene la segunda mayor cantidad de yardas aéreas (2,064) y pases anotadores (17) de su carrera a lo largo de seis partidos, cifra superada solamente por sus 2,163 yardas aéreas en 2011 y sus 21 pases anotadores en 2007, su temporada de Jugador más valioso (MVP, por sus siglas en inglés). Sus 2,064 yardas aéreas esta temporada se ubican Nº 1 en la liga.

SAINTS, FUERTES DESPUÉS DE DESCANSAR. Los NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-2) vienen de su semana de descanso y visitan a los SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-4) en el clásico de lunes en la noche Monday Night Football (8:15 PM, hora de New York, ESPN). A lo largo de las últimas 10 temporadas (2011-20), New Orleans está 7-3 en partidos posteriores a sus semanas de descanso, empatando la mejor marca en la NFL. Del otro lado, los Seahawks están 4-2 a lo largo de las anteriores cinco temporadas (2016-20) contra oponentes viniendo de sus descansos.GOFF Y STAFFORD BATALLAN EN SOFI STADIUM. En su primer encuentro tras intercambiar lugares como mariscales de campo titulares de sus equipos respectivos, JARED GOFF y los DETROIT LIONS (0-6) salen de casa para jugar contra MATTHEW STAFFORD y los LOS ANGELES RAMS (5-1) el domingo (4:05 PM, hora de New York, FOX). El traspaso de esta pasada entre temporadas entre dos primerísimas selecciones del Sorteo Universitario de la NFL.

  • Desde el arranque de 2018, cuando Goff lideró a los Rams a llegar al Super Bowl LIII, tiene 14,783 yardas aéreas. A lo largo de ese lapso, solamente PATRICK MAHOMES (15,755), MATT RYAN (15,303) y TOM BRADY (15,109) tienen más.
  • Stafford, que esta semana juega su 172° partido de NFL, tiene 298 pases anotadores en su carrera. Con dos más el domingo, se convertiría en el octavo jugador en la historia de la NFL que alcanza las 300 anotaciones en 175 o menos partidos.
  • Esta temporada, Stafford tiene 16 pases anotadores, la mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL por un jugador en sus primeros seis partidos con un equipo nuevo.

La mayor cantidad de pases anotadores por un jugador a lo largo de sus primeros seis partidos con un equipo nuevo en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

AÑO(S)

PASES ANOTADORES

Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams

2021

16

Justin Herbert

Los Angeles Chargers

2020

15

Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans

2017

15

Kurt WarnerHOF

St. Louis Rams

1998-99

15

Mark Rypien

Washington

1988

15

 

El receptor de los Rams COOPER KUPP lidera la NFL con siete recepciones anotadoras, mientras que sus 46 recepciones están empatadas para el liderazgo de la liga con DAVANTE ADAMS y TYREEK HILL. La semana pasada, Kupp registró nueve recepciones para130 yardas y dos anotaciones. Kupp, que también tuvo dos recepciones anotadoras en la segunda y tercera semana, es el primer jugador desde JULIUS THOMAS (2014) con al menos dos recepciones anotadoras en tres de los primeros seis partidos de su equipo en una temporada. 

  • Kupp también tiene 46 recepciones, para 653 yardas, y siete anotaciones esta temporada y se unió al miembro del Salón de la Fama MARVIN HARRISON (45 recepciones para 709 yardas y ocho recepciones anotadoras en 1999) como los únicos jugadores con al menos 45 recepciones, 650 yardas recibiendo y siete recepciones anotadoras en los primeros seis partidos de su equipo de una temporada en la historia de la NFL.
MEMORIAS DE CÁSICOS DE POSTEMPORADA. El calendario de esta temporada tiene seis duelos enfrentando a franquicias que se encontraron en duelos significativos de postemporada:

EQUIPOS, RESULTADO

JUEGO

SEDE

FECHA

NOTAS

Packers 21, *Boston 6

Campeonato de la NFL 1936

Polo Grounds, New York

13/12/1936

Cuarto triunfo de Packers de 13 títulos mundiales

Lions 31, Rams 21

Postemporada Conferencia 1952

Briggs Stadium, Detroit

21/12/1952

Lions avanzan en su camino al título de 1952

Raiders 27, Eagles 10

Super Bowl XV

Superdome, New Orleans

25/01/1981

Raiders se convierten el primer equipo Comodín en ganar el Super Bowl

Broncos 23, Browns 20

Campeonato de la AFC 1986

Cleveland Municipal Stadium

11/01/1987

John Elway sella The Drive para forzar la prórroga

Seahawks 41, Saints 36

Comodín de la NFC 2010

Qwest Field, Seattle

08/01/2011

Marshawn Lynch protagoniza el Beast Quake

Chiefs 35, Titans 24

Campeonato de la AFC 2019

Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City

19/01/2020

Chiefs avanzan a su primer Super Bowl en 50 años

*La franquicia de Washington estaba en Boston; el partido fue movido a New York debido a al poco atractivo para el público.

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NFL LAUNCHES COMPREHENSIVE RESPONSIBLE BETTING EDUCATION AND AWARENESS INITIATIVE

Campaign Encourages Bettors to "Stick to Your Game Plan. Always Bet Responsibly."

  NFL Advances Partnership with National Council on Problem Gambling to Transform Helpline System and Fund Innovative Programs across the Country

NFL Collaborates with its Official Sports Betting Partners Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings, and FanDuel to Promote and Support Responsible Betting Practices Multifaceted and Integrated League-Wide Effort Includes Broadcast, Digital, In-Stadium, Social Media, and Print Elements

NEW YORK, NY, October 20, 2021— The National Football League ("NFL") today announced the launch of an extensive, integrated league-wide responsible betting public awareness program designed to educate fans who choose to engage in sports betting to do so responsibly.  The key message encourages people to play responsibly by sticking to a game plan, including setting a budget to know their limits, using licensed, regulated operators, and asking for help if they need it. The core message of the campaign's creative is "Stick to Your Game Plan. Always Bet Responsibly."

"We feel it is critical that the NFL uses the power of our voice to educate and encourage fans who choose to bet to do so in a safe and responsible way," said Christopher Halpin, NFL Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Growth Officer. "We also recognize that responsible betting programs across the country are under-resourced, especially as legalization spreads nationwide.  Collectively, all of us in the sports and betting industries need to learn from international examples and make sure the development of education and support programs matches the state-by-state growth in legalized sports betting.  In collaboration with the National Council on Problem Gambling and our commercial partners, the league is fully committed to advancing responsible betting awareness, education, and problem-gambling support." 

As part of this initiative, the NFL has made a multimillion-dollar, multi-year commitment to significantly expand its long-standing partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling ("NCPG").  NCPG is the leading advocacy group committed to addressing problem gambling through public education programs and help services.  The NFL's funding will enable the NCPG to launch a national grant program to fund enhanced services offered by local and statewide providers, as well as innovative prevention programs, including expansion of youth-facing curricula. The league's support will also transform the national problem gambling Helpline system and allow for the development of improved communications tools, including a new website, www.responsibleplay.org, which will provide the public with quick tips about betting safely and support resources for those in need.

"The National Council on Problem Gambling is pleased to partner with the NFL to shine a light on the importance of responsible betting," said Keith Whyte, National Council on Problem Gambling Executive Director. "With this partnership, we are able to exponentially enhance the NCPG's ability to provide advocacy, awareness, and assistance on problem gambling. The NFL's far-reaching initiative demonstrates its strong commitment to being an industry leader in raising awareness. The league's support of our advocacy efforts will help fund new communications initiatives, such as ResponsiblePlay.org and a PSA about problem gambling, expand gambling prevention services where they are most needed, and modernize our National Problem Gambling Helpline operations with updated capabilities."

Beginning today and continuing throughout the season, fans will see the NFL's responsible betting initiative roll out across a variety of channels including online, in-stadium, social media and in print. Later this fall, the program will begin to run on national and local television, including broadcast partners and NFL owned-and-operated media channels.  In addition, the NFL is working with clubs to spread awareness and education at the local level.

Additional Details about the NFL's Responsible Betting Initiative and Related Partnerships include: 

  • NFL Campaign
  • The NFL's initiative is informed by fan research and was developed in collaboration with NCPG. The goal of the platform is to establish a clear tone and stance that provides fans who choose to engage in sports betting with an opportunity to raise awareness about responsible betting tactics and resources. 
  • Consumer-Facing Messaging Details:  
  • Primary Message: "Stick to Your Game Plan. Always Bet Responsibly."
  • Messaging Will Encourage Bettors To:  Have a solid game plan; Set a budget; Know your limits; Use licensed, regulated operators; and Bet responsibly
  • Messaging Will Drive Bettors To: Visit responsibleplay.org for additional resources and to learn more
  • National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG)
  • The NFL has partnered with NCPG and is providing financial support to help prevent gambling addiction and to help develop a sustainable and safer sports betting ecosystem. The NFL will also serve as a voice for the NCPG so that fans and bettors are aware of the resources available to them.
  • The NFL has provided the organization with support in upgrading the National Problem Gambling Helpline system by raising criteria, improving call center technology, data collection, reporting, training, and certification.  This National Helpline is crucial in prevention and safety, and connects callers instantly and automatically with the appropriate state call center.   Help is available 24 hours a day/365 days a year by calling or texting 800-522-4700 or by going to ncpgambling.org/chat.
  • In addition to supporting impactful programs such as Helpline, NFL contributions will provide a wide range of additional benefits, including:   
    • Critical investment in the foundation of a national safety net to prevent gambling addiction
    • Providing Agility Grants to state NCPG affiliates, nonprofits or other community organizations that can implement innovative problem gambling prevention programs in their local communities
    • Ongoing initiatives such as the league's awareness and education marketing campaign to help fans and the public understand and use responsible betting techniques, and know where to get help 
  • NFL's Official Sports Betting Partners 
  • A vital part of the NFL's agreements with its Official Sports Betting Partners (Caesars Entertainment, DraftKings, and FanDuel) is to collaborate with each partner on information sharing and support the NFL's responsible betting efforts.
  • The NFL's Official Sports Betting Partners have each developed robust responsible gaming programs: 
    • In the 1980s, Caesars Entertainment became the first casino company to recognize and address responsible gaming through its pioneering "Operation Bet Smart" and "Project 21" programs. In partnership with the National Council on Problem Gambling, Caesars established the first national toll-free helpline in 1995, and was the first casino company to provide that helpline across customer contact points. Caesars continues to be a responsible gaming innovator, with cutting-edge technology and programs that encourage guests to play responsibly and empower employees to effectively respond to potential gambling-related problems. For more information about Caesars responsible gaming initiatives, visit Caesars.com/rg.
    • DraftKings' responsible gaming focus is to protect consumers through game-changing technology, staff training, resources for employees and consumers, and through supporting evidence-based research. DraftKings, a platinum member of NCPG, tailors its products to provide customers with a robust set of responsible gaming tools they need to play responsibly, including limit setting, cooling-off periods, and self-exclusion. The company has expanded responsible gaming education and marketing to a broad range of customer touchpoints including email, social media, retail sportsbooks, and across in-stadium assets in collaboration with the American Gaming Association's "Have A Game Plan" campaign. Additionally, DraftKings has funded important research with world-class organizations like the Harvard Medical School affiliated-Cambridge Health Alliance. To learn more about DraftKings' commitment to responsible gaming, please visit the company's Responsible Gaming web page.
    • FanDuel has been the industry leader in its commitment to responsible gaming ("RG"). The company maintains a 100-person Compliance team with experts in RG operations, a dedicated RG engineering team and customer service. FanDuel has placed strong emphasis on RG product innovations, including tools allowing customers to set up wager, deposit, and time limits in-app seamlessly, as well as artificially intelligent analysis to spot unsafe play faster. Recently, it named acclaimed sports media personality Craig Carton its National Responsible Gaming Ambassador focused on humanizing and destigmatizing problem gambling. The company was also the first to support the American Gaming Association's national "Have a Game Plan" campaign urging customers to play within limits. FanDuel is the only major operator offering customers opportunity to self-exclude via a free subscription to Gamban, the most comprehensive international gambling blocking software -- able to prohibit access to more than 15,000 sites on up to 15 devices. For more information about FanDuel's commitment to ensuring no bet results in harming a loved one, please visit FanDuel.com/playsafe.

For more information about responsible betting tools and resources, visit responsibleplay.org.

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Press Contacts:

NFL: Alex Riethmiller  alex.riethmiller@nfl.com

NCPG: John Norton  johnn@ncpgambling.org 

Caesars: Kate Whiteley  KWhiteley@caesars.com 

DraftKings: media@draftkings.com

FanDuel: Chris Jones  chris.jones@fanduel.com

About the National Council on Problem GamblingBased in Washington D.C., the National Council on Problem Gambling is the only national nonprofit organization that seeks to minimize the economic and social costs associated with gambling addiction by working with all stakeholders. NCPG is neutral on legalized gambling. If gambling becomes a problem, NCPG urges people who gamble, as well as their loved ones, to contact the National Problem Gambling Helpline, which offers hope and help without judgment or shame. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, call, or text 1-800-522-4700 or visit www.ncpgambling.org/chat. Help is available 24/7 – it is free, anonymous, and confidential.

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Cleveland Browns Host Denver Broncos on 'Thursday Night Football'

Broncos-Browns Thursday at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network & Amazon Prime Video

NFL Network Pregame Coverage Includes 'TNF First Look' at 3:00 PM ET & 'NFL GameDay Kickoff' at 6:00 PM ET

'FOX NFL Thursday' Airs at 7:30 PM ET

'NFL Next' on Prime Video Streams at 7:00 PM ET

The 2021 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 21 when the Cleveland Browns host the Denver Broncos at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch.

FOX Sports' lead play-by-play announcer Joe Buck, and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback and FOX Sports' lead analyst Troy Aikman, along with sideline reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink call the action from FirstEnergy Stadium. Additionally, FOX's NFL Rules expert Mike Pereira joins to give explanations on officiating and rules throughout the game.

Alongside the FOX broadcast, award-winning journalists Hannah Storm and Andrea Kremer call the game on Amazon Prime Video for the fourth consecutive season. Additionally, Prime members can also tune-in to the 'Scout's Feed' which features Bucky BrooksDaniel Jeremiah and Joy Taylor, or watch the 'NFL Next Live' livestream on Twitch with Andrew Hawkins and Kimmi Chex, along with a rotation of analysts each week including Aqib TalibNick Mangold and New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins.

NFL Network's on-location pregame coverage begins at 3:00 PM ET with TNF First Look hosted by Andrew Siciliano, along with NFL Network reporter James Palmer.

At 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network, NFL GameDay Kickoff previews the Broncos-Browns matchup with host Colleen Wolfe and analysts Joe ThomasSteve Smith Sr. and Michael Irvin.

Among the topics discussed this week on NFL GameDay Kickoff include:

  • Joe Thomas discusses what quarterback Case Keenum needs to do against the Denver Broncos to get the Cleveland Browns back on track 
  • Michael Irvin explains why the Cleveland Browns should commit to Baker Mayfield as their long-term quarterback   
  • Steve Smith Sr. examines whether it's time for the Denver Broncos to see what they have in quarterback Drew Lock 
  • NFL GameDay Kickoff breaks down what makes Von Miller and Myles Garrett two of the NFL's elite pass rushers

At 7:00 PM ET on Prime Video, fans can watch NFL Next hosted by Kay Adams alongside Chris Long, Hawkins and Jeremiah. NFL Next provides an in-depth preview of Broncos-Browns utilizing the power of Next Gen Stats powered by AWS.

At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show airs with host Curt Menefee, analysts Howie Long and Reggie Bush, and FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer providing the final say leading up to Broncos-Browns.

At halftime on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, Menefee, Long and Bush break down the first half. Following the game, Wolfe, Thomas, Smith Sr. and Irvin host the postgame show on NFL Network and are joined by a star of the game. Additional postgame coverage continues at 12 Midnight ET on NFL Network.

In addition to television availability of Broncos-Browns on FOX and NFL Network, fans may also stream the game across devices through NFL, FOX and FOX Deportes digital properties, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch. The game is also available to all fans on mobile through the Broncos and Browns mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports properties. Live game audio of Thursday Night Football will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One, and carried on SiriusXM and TuneIn. For a full listing of Thursday Night Football viewing options, fans can visit NFL.com/watch.

FOX Deportes' coverage kicks off at 7:30 PM ET. Host Rodolfo Landeros joins Giselle Zarur and award-winning broadcaster Jessi Losada for studio coverage, while renowned play-by-play announcer Jorge Pérez Navarro joins former NFL offensive lineman Rolando Cantú for coverage of Broncos-Browns.

What To Look For - Week 7

THE BUC STOPS HERE: After leading the league in rushing defense (80.6 rushing yards allowed per game) during their Super Bowl season last year, the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS again lead the league in the category through six weeks this season, limiting opponents to 54.8 rushing yards per game.

Since the beginning of last season, a span of 22 regular-season games, Tampa Bay has only had one opposing player eclipse the 100-yard rushing mark (Minnesota’s DALVIN COOK rushed for 102 yards in Week 14 of 2020).

If the Buccaneers continue this run-stopping pace, they can become the fifth team since 1950 to limit their opponents to fewer than 60 rushing yards per game through their first seven games of a season.

The teams to allow fewer than 60 rushing yards per game through their first seven games in a season since 1950:

TEAM

SEASON

OPPONENT RUSHING YARDS PER GAME

San Francisco

1995

49.9

New Orleans

1991

52.1

Baltimore

2000

57.9

Pittsburgh

2010

58.9

 

 

 

Tampa Bay

2021

54.8*

*Through six games

 

 

Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY enters Week 7 leading the league in passing yards (2,064) and completions (183) and ranks second in touchdown passes (17). He is also the only player this season with three games of at least four touchdown passes (Weeks 1-2, 5).

With 17 completions and three touchdown passes on Sunday against Chicago (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Brady will become the third player with at least 200 completions and 20 touchdown passes in his team’s first seven games of a season in NFL history, joining ANDREW LUCK (2018) and Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (2013).

The players with at least 200 completions and 20 touchdown passes in their team’s first seven games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

COMPLETIONS

PASSING TOUCHDOWNS

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

2018

203

20

Peyton ManningHOF

Denver

2013

207

25

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Brady

Tampa Bay

2021

183*

17*

*Through first six games

 

 

 

 

Brady, the league’s all-time leader in both passing yards (81,268) and touchdown passes (598), can also become the first player in league history with 600 career touchdown passes.

-- NFL --

REUNION IN L.A.: When the DETROIT LIONS visit the LOS ANGELES RAMS on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX), both starting quarterbacks will be facing the teams that drafted them for the first time. Detroit’s JARED GOFF was selected No. 1 overall by the Rams in 2016 and passed for 18,171 yards and 107 touchdowns in 69 starts for the franchise and led them to a Super Bowl LIII appearance in 2018.

Los Angeles’ MATTHEW STAFFORD was selected No. 1 overall by the Lions in 2009 and is the franchise’s all-time leader in passing yards (45,109), touchdown passes (282) and passer rating (89.9). This season, Stafford ranks tied for third in the league with 16 touchdown passes and fourth with 1,838 passing yards.

In 171 career games, Stafford has 298 touchdown passes and on Sunday, can become the seventh-fastest player (172 games) to record 300 career touchdown passes in NFL history.

The players to reach 300 career touchdown passes in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

144

Peyton ManningHOF

Indianapolis

157

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

157

Tom Brady

New England

161

Drew Brees

San Diego Chargers, New Orleans

161

Brett FavreHOF

Atlanta, Green Bay

167

 

 

 

Matthew Stafford

Detroit, L.A. Rams

171*

*Has 298 touchdown passes

 

 

-- NFL --

KING’S COURT: Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY enters this week leading the league with 783 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns. He is the third player ever with at least 750 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in his team’s first six games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (1958) and ERIC DICKERSON (1983).

Henry has rushed for three touchdowns in each of the past two weeks and can join Pro Football Hall of Famer LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (three consecutive games in 2006) as the only players in NFL history with at least three rushing touchdowns in three consecutive games.

Additionally, Henry has recorded at least 125 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in each of his past three games. If he accomplishes the feat again on Sunday against Kansas City (1:00 PM ET, CBS), he will become the fifth player with at least 125 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in four consecutive games within a single season in the Super Bowl era.

The players with at least 125 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the most consecutive games within a single season in the Super Bowl era:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

GAMES

Larry Johnson

Kansas City

2005

5

O.J. SimpsonHOF

Buffalo

1975

5

Frank Gore

San Francisco

2011

4

Terrell DavisHOF

Denver

1998

4

 

 

 

 

Derrick Henry

Tennessee

2021

3*

*Active streak

 

 

 

-- NFL --

KC’S STARS: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the league with 18 touchdown passes this season and ranks third with 1,887 passing yards. Last week, he totaled a season-high 397 passing yards, his 29th career game with at least 300 passing yards.

With 300 passing yards on Sunday at Tennessee (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (29 games) for the most games with at least 300 passing yards by a player in his first five seasons in NFL history.

Mahomes’ top target this season has been wide receiver TYREEK HILL, who ties for the lead league with 46 receptions and ranks third with 592 receiving yards. He also has five touchdown receptions, tied for the fourth-most in the league.

With four receptions on Sunday, Hill will become the fifth player ever with at least 50 receptions, 500 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns in each of his first six career seasons.

The players with at least 50 receptions, 500 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns in the most seasons to begin their careers in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

Marvin HarrisonHOF

Indianapolis

11

Gary Clark

Washington

8

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

8

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota

6

 

 

 

Tyreek Hill

Kansas City

5*

*Has 46 receptions, 592 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns entering Week 7

 

 

Tight end TRAVIS KELCE enters Week 7 leading all tight ends with 38 receptions. He had a season-high eight catches last week and has recorded at least five receptions in five of six games this season. With another five-catch performance against Tennessee, Kelce will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (78 games) for the fourth-most such games by a tight end in NFL history.

The tight ends with the most games with at least five receptions in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES

Tony GonzalezHOF

Kansas City, Atlanta

139

Jason Witten

Dallas

130

Antonio Gates

San Diego/L.A. Chargers

96

Travis Kelce

Kansas City

78

Shannon SharpeHOF

Denver, Baltimore

78

 

-- NFL --

RIDICULOUS ROOKIE RECEIVERS: Cincinnati wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, leads all rookies with 553 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions this season. He is also one of six players in the league with at least 50 receiving yards in each of the first six weeks.

With 50 receiving yards on Sunday at Baltimore (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Chase will join EARL MCCULLOUCH (1968) as the only players in NFL history with at least 50 receiving yards in each of their first seven career games.

Chase can also surpass ANQUAN BOLDIN (621 receiving yards) for the most receiving yards by a player through his first seven career games in the Super Bowl era. Only HARLON HILL (685) and BILLY HOWTON (667) have more all-time.

The players with the most receiving yards in their first seven career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RECEIVING YARDS

Harlon Hill

Chicago Bears

1954

685

Billy Howton

Green Bay

1952

667

Anquan Boldin

Arizona

2003

621

 

 

 

 

Ja’Marr Chase

Cincinnati

2021

553*

*Through first six games

 

 

 

Miami wide receiver JAYLEN WADDLE, the No. 6 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, leads all rookies with 37 receptions this season. He is also one of three players in the league with two games with at least 10 receptions (Weeks 3 and 6). With at least 10 receptions in another game this season, he will join ODELL BECKHAM JR. (four games in 2014) as the only rookies in NFL history with three games with at least 10 catches.

With five receptions on Sunday against Atlanta (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Waddle can tie Boldin (42 in 2003) and MICHAEL THOMAS (42 in 2016) for the second-most receptions by a wide receiver in his first seven career games in NFL history. Only EDDIE ROYAL (46 in 2008) had more.

The wide receivers with the most receptions in their first seven career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RECEPTIONS

Eddie Royal

Denver

2008

46

Anquan Boldin

Arizona

2003

42

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

2016

42

 

 

 

 

Jaylen Waddle

Miami

2021

37*

*Through first six games

 

 

 

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De interés – Séptima semana

LOS BUCS TE DETIENEN. Después de encabezar la liga en defensiva contra el ataque terrestre (80.6 yardas por tierra permitidas por partido) durante su temporada de Super Bowl el año pasado, los TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS otra vez lideran la liga en la categoría a lo largo de seis semanas esta campaña, limitando a los oponentes a 54.8 yardas por tierra por partido.

Desde el arranque de la pasada temporada, un lapso de 22 partidos de temporada regular, Tampa Bay vio solamente un jugador rival eclipsar la marca de 100 yardas acarreando (el de Minnesota DALVIN COOK acarreó 102 yardas en la semana 14 de 2020). 

Si los Buccaneers continúan a este ritmo, pueden convertirse en el quinto equipo desde 1950 que limita a sus oponentes a menos que 60 yardas por tierra por partido a lo largo de sus primeros siete partidos de una temporada

Los equipos que permiten menos que 60 yardas por tierra por partido a lo largo de sus primeros siete partidos en una temporada desde 1950:

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

YARDAS TERRESTRES POR JUEGO DEL OPONENTE

 

San Francisco

1995

49.9

 

New Orleans

1991

52.1

 

Baltimore

2000

57.9

 

Pittsburgh

2010

58.9

 

 

 

 

 

Tampa Bay

2021

54.8*

 

*A lo largo de seis partidos

 

 

 

El mariscal de campo de Tampa Bay TOM BRADY ingresa a la séptima semana encabezando la liga en yardas aéreas (2,064) y pases completos (183), y se ubica segundo en pases anotadores (17). Es también el único jugador esta temporada con tres partidos de al menos cuatro pases anotadores (Semanas 1-2, 5). 

Con 17 pases completos y tres pases anotadores el domingo contra Chicago (4:25 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Brady se convertirá en el tercer jugador con al menos 200 pases completos y 20 pases anotadores en los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL, uniéndose a ANDREW LUCK (2018) y al miembro del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING (2013). 

Los jugadores con al menos 200 pases completos y 20 pases anotadores en los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

COMPLETOS

ANOTACIONES AÉREAS

Andrew Luck

Indianapolis

2018

203

20

Peyton ManningHOF

Denver

2013

207

25

 

 

 

 

 

Tom Brady

Tampa Bay

2021

183*

17*

*A lo largo de los primeros seis partidos

 

 

Brady, líder de la liga en la historia tanto en yardas aéreas (81,268) como en pases anotadores (598), puede también convertirse en el primer jugador en la historia de la liga con 600 pases anotadores en su carrera

-- NFL --

REUNIÓN EN L.A. Cuando los DETROIT LIONS visiten a los LOS ANGELES RAMS el domingo (4:05 PM, hora de New York, FOX), ambos mariscales de campo titulares estarán enfrentando a los equipos que originalmente los seleccionó. El de Detroit JARED GOFF fue seleccionado Nº 1 global por los Rams en 2016 y lanzó 18,171 yardas y 107 anotaciones en 69 titularidades para la franquicia, además de encabezarlos en su aparición en el Super Bowl LIII en 2018.

El de Los Angeles MATTHEW STAFFORD fue seleccionado Nº 1 global por los Lions en 2009 y es el líder histórico de la franquicia en yardas aéreas (45,109), pases anotadores (282) e índice de pasador (89.9). Esta temporada, Stafford está empatado en el tercer lugar en la liga con 16 pases anotadores y cuarto con 1,838 yardas aéreas. 

En 171 partidos en su carrera, Stafford tiene 298 pases anotadores y el domingo puede convertirse en el séptimo jugador más rápido (172 partidos) en llegar a los 300 pases anotadores en su carrera en la historia de la NFL.

Los jugadores que alcanzan los 300 pases anotadores en su carrera en la menor cantidad de partidos en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO(S)

PARTIDOS

 

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

144

 

Peyton ManningHOF

Indianapolis

157

 

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

157

 

Tom Brady

New England

161

 

Drew Brees

San Diego Chargers, New Orleans

161

 

Brett FavreHOF

Atlanta, Green Bay

167

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew Stafford

Detroit, L.A. Rams

171*

 

*Tiene 298 pases anotadores 

 

 

 

-- NFL --

EL REINO DE DERRICK. El corredor de Tennessee DERRICK HENRY ingresa a esta semana encabezando la liga con 783 yardas por tierra y 10 acarreos anotadores. Es el tercer jugador en la historia con al menos 750 yardas por tierra y 10 acarreos anotadores en los primeros seis partidos de su equipo de una temporada, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama JIM BROWN (1958) y ERIC DICKERSON (1983). 

Henry acarreó tres anotaciones en cada una de las últimas dos semanas y puede sumarse al miembro del Salón de la Fama LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (tres juegos seguidos en 2006) como los únicos jugadores en la historia de la NFL con al menos tres acarreos anotadores en tres partidos consecutivos.

Adicionalmente, Henry registró al menos 125 yardas por tierra y un acarreo anotador en cada uno de sus últimos tres partidos. Si logra tal hazaña otra vez el domingo contra Kansas City (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), se convertirá en el quinto jugador con al menos 125 yardas por tierra y algún acarreo anotador en cuatro partidos consecutivos dentro de una misma temporada en la era del Super Bowl.

Los jugadores con al menos 125 yardas por tierra y algún acarreo anotador en la mayor cantidad partidos consecutivos dentro de una misma temporada en la era del Super Bowl:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

PARTIDOS

Larry Johnson

Kansas City

2005

5

O.J. SimpsonHOF

Buffalo

1975

5

Frank Gore

San Francisco

2011

4

Terrell DavisHOF

Denver

1998

4

 

 

 

 

Derrick Henry

Tennessee

2021

3*

*Racha activa

 

 

 

-- NFL --

ESTRELLAS DE KC. El mariscal de campo de Kansas City PATRICK MAHOMES lidera la liga con 18 pases anotadores esta temporada y se ubica tercero con 1,887 yardas aéreas. La semana pasada totalizó 397 yardas aéreas, un pico de temporada y el 29° partido de su carrera con al menos 300 yardas aéreas.

Con 300 yardas por aire el domingo en Tennessee (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Mahomes superará al miembro del Salón de la Fama KURT WARNER (29 partidos) para la mayor cantidad de partidos con al menos 300 yardas aéreas por un jugador en sus primeras cinco temporadas en la historia de la NFL

El blanco principal de Mahomes esta temporada ha sido el receptor TYREEK HILL, que empata el liderazgo de la liga con 46 recepciones y se ubica tercero con 592 yardas recibiendo. También tiene cinco recepciones anotadoras, empatando la cuarta mayor cantidad de en la liga. 

Con cuatro recepciones el domingo, Hill se convertirá en el quinto jugador en la historia con al menos 50 recepciones, 500 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras en cada una de sus primeras seis carrera temporadas

Los jugadores con al menos 50 recepciones, 500 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras en las mayores cantidades de temporadas al arrancar sus carreras en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADAS

Marvin HarrisonHOF

Indianapolis

11

Gary Clark

Washington

8

Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

8

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota

6

 

 

 

Tyreek Hill

Kansas City

5*

*Tiene 46 recepciones, 592 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras al llegar a la séptima semana 

 

 

El ala cerrada TRAVIS KELCE ingresa a la séptima semana encabezando a todos los alas cerradas con 38 recepciones. Tuvo a ocho recepciones la semana pasada, un pico de temporada, y registró al menos cinco recepciones en cinco de seis partidos esta campaña. Con otro desempeño de cinco recepciones contra Tennessee, Kelce superará al miembro del Salón de la Fama SHANNON SHARPE (78 partidos) para la cuarta mayor cantidad de tales partidos por un ala cerrada en la historia de la NFL

Los alas cerradas con las mayores cantidades de partidos con al menos cinco recepciones en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO(S)

PARTIDOS

Tony GonzalezHOF

Kansas City, Atlanta

139

Jason Witten

Dallas

130

Antonio Gates

San Diego/L.A. Chargers

96

Travis Kelce

Kansas City

78

Shannon SharpeHOF

Denver, Baltimore

78

 

-- NFL –

RECEPTORES NOVATOS EXTRAORDINARIOS. El receptor de Cincinnati JA’MARR CHASE, quinta selección global del Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, lidera a todos los novatos con 553 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras esta temporada. Es también uno de los seis jugadores en la liga con al menos 50 yardas recibiendo en cada una de las primeras seis semanas.

Con 50 yardas recibiendo el domingo en Baltimore (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Chase se sumará a EARL MCCULLOUCH (1968) como los únicos jugadores en la historia de la NFL con al menos 50 yardas recibiendo en cada uno de los primeros siete partidos de su carrera

Chase puede también superar a ANQUAN BOLDIN (621 yardas recibiendo) para la mayor cantidad de yardas recibiendo por un jugador a lo largo de los primeros siete partidos de su carrera en la era del Super Bowl. Solamente HARLON HILL (685) y BILLY HOWTON (667) tienen más en la historia. 

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de yardas recibiendo en sus primeros siete partidos de su carrera en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

YARDAS RECIBIENDO

Harlon Hill

Chicago Bears

1954

685

Billy Howton

Green Bay

1952

667

Anquan Boldin

Arizona

2003

621

 

 

 

 

Ja’Marr Chase

Cincinnati

2021

553*

*A lo largo de los primeros seis partidos

 

El receptor de Miami JAYLEN WADDLE, sexta selección global en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, lidera a todos los novatos con 37 recepciones esta temporada. Es también uno de los tres jugadores en la liga con dos partidos con al menos 10 recepciones (semanas 3 y 6). Con al menos 10 recepciones en otro juego esta temporada, se sumará a ODELL BECKHAM JR. (cuatro partidos en 2014) como los únicos novatos en la historia de la NFL con tres partidos de al menos 10 recepciones

Con cinco recepciones el domingo contra Atlanta (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX), Waddle puede igualar a Boldin (42 en 2003) y MICHAEL THOMAS (42 en 2016) para la segunda mayor cantidad recepciones para un receptor en los primeros siete partidos de su carrera en la historia de la NFL. Solamente EDDIE ROYAL (46 en 2008) tuvo más. 

Los receptores con las mayores cantidades de recepciones en los primeros siete partidos de su carrera en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

RECEPCIONES

Eddie Royal

Denver

2008

46

Anquan Boldin

Arizona

2003

42

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

2016

42

 

 

 

 

Jaylen Waddle

Miami

2021

37*

*A lo largo de los primeros seis partidos

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Preview of NFL Network's 2021 Week 7 Saturday and Sunday Programming

Saturday on NFL Network –

'Around the NFL' at 7:00 AM ET

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

 

'NFL GameDay Morning' Sunday at 9:00 AM ET –

Kay Adams 1-on-1 w/ Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp

 

Each and every weekend, NFL Network provides extensive programming on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, coverage begins at 7:00 AM ET with Around the NFL, hosted by Dan HanzusGregg Rosenthal and Marc Sessler. Coverage continues at 9:00 AM ET with Good Morning Football: Weekend, hosted by Colleen WolfeMichael RobinsonMike Garafolo and James Palmer.

On Sunday, NFL Network's GameDay programming kicks off at 9:00 AM ET with the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay MorningRich Eisen anchors the most comprehensive pregame show on television, joined by Pro Football Hall of Famers Michael Irvin and Kurt Warner, former head coach Steve Mariucci, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, analytics expert Cynthia Frelund, contributors Kay AdamsRachel BonnettaDaniel Jeremiah and Nate Burleson, and various NFL Network reporters stationed across the league.

NFL Network's GameDay coverage continues at 1:00 PM ET with NFL GameDay Live – the ONLY show on television providing in-progress NFL highlights and analysis of the day's games – and at 7:30 PM ET with NFL GameDay Highlights, which recaps the entire afternoon.

At 11:30 PM ETNFL GameDay Final recaps the weekend's games.

Sunday at 8:00 AM ETNFL GameDay View airs on NFL Network with Rachel BonnettaAndrew HawkinsCynthia Frelund and Gregg Rosenthal providing analysis and predictions for the day's games.

NFL RedZone hosted by Scott Hanson whips around the league providing all of the exciting plays and touchdowns as they happen starting at 1:00 PM ET.

 Saturday, October 23 on Good Morning Football: Weekend – 9:00 AM ET

Hosts: Colleen Wolfe, Michael Robinson, Mike Garafolo & James Palmer

  • Judy Battista previews Bengals-Ravens, Stacey Dales previews Washington-Packers, Mike Giardi previews Jets-Patriots and Jim Trotter previews Texans-Cardinals
  • Michael Robinson answers viewer questions in the Real Mike Rob Report
  • Mike Garafolo has news and notes from around the league in Mike Drop
  • Good Morning Football: Weekend examines who has the edge when quarterback Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals face quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens in a battle for first place in the AFC North
  • Can the Tennessee Titans defense shut down quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs?
  • Good Morning Football: Weekend looks at the most frustrating teams through Week 6 and how they can turn their seasons around
  • Do the Philadelphia Eagles regret trading quarterback Carson Wentz?
  • Fantasy expert Adam Rank provides fantasy advice you need to hear before you set your lineup

Sunday, October 24 on NFL GameDay Morning – 9:00 AM ET

Kay Adams 1-on-1 w/ Los Angeles Rams WR Cooper Kupp

Host: Rich Eisen

Analysts: Kurt Warner, Michael Irvin & Steve Mariucci

NFL Media Insider: Ian Rapoport

Analytics Expert: Cynthia Frelund

Contributors: Kay Adams, Rachel Bonnetta, Daniel Jeremiah & Nate Burleson

  • Stacey Dales speaks with Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera when he arrives at Lambeau Field
  • NFL Generations – Current Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow sits down with former Bengals quarterback Boomer Esiason to break down film
  • Q & Kay – Kay Adams speaks with Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp ahead of the game against former teammate Jared Goff and the Detroit Lions
  • Warner's Corner – Kurt Warner breaks down the game between quarterbacks who were traded for each other this past offseason: Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff
  • Mooch's Minute – Steve Mariucci looks at two of the stars of the undefeated Arizona Cardinals – DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt – as they prepare to face their former team, the Houston Texans
  • On the Field – Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin break down the connection between former college teammates Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase as they prepare to face the Baltimore Ravens
  • Players Only – Nate Burleson joins Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin to discuss the greatest game they ever played in during their career
  • Receiving Attention – Michael Irvin and Nate Burleson debate who the best wide receiver in the NFL is, and discuss Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford's mindset as he prepares to face his former team, the Detroit Lions
  • GameDay Notebook – Ian RapoportTom Pelissero and Mike Garafolo discuss all of the latest NFL news
  • Rookie Spotlight – Daniel Jeremiah joins Kurt Warner to break down the early season success of Atlanta Falcons rookie tight end Kyle Pitts, as well as Miami Dolphins rookie wide receiver Jaylen Waddle's big game last week
  • Will the Cincinnati Bengals be able to slow down quarterback Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens offense?
  • Which offense has the advantage: Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs, or Derrick Henry and the Tennessee Titans?
  • Will Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady's dominance against rookie quarterbacks continue against Justin Fields and the Chicago Bears?
  • Who is the early season NFL MVP?
  • Cynthia Frelund provides game picks and player projections for Week 7 matchups
  • Kay Adams provides her Under the Kay-Dar fantasy plays of the day
  • Rachel Bonnetta hosts "Pick Six presented by DraftKings Sportsbook" along with Cynthia Frelund
  • Live reports
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    • Mike Giardi from New England for Jets-Patriots
    • Aditi Kinkhabwala from Baltimore for Bengals-Ravens
    • Sara Walsh from Tampa for Bears-Buccaneers
    • Cameron Wolfe from Nashville for Chiefs-Titans

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At 1:00 PM ETNFL GameDay Live provides in-progress highlights and analysis, as well as live fantasy football updates for all of the 1:00 and 4:00 PM ET games. Hosts Rhett Lewis and Patrick Claybon are joined by analysts James Jones and LaDainian Tomlinson providing 6.5 hours of coverage. NFL GameDay Live is the ONLY in-progress NFL highlights show on television.

At 7:30 PM ETChris Rose hosts NFL GameDay Highlights, providing a recap of the day's action thus far with highlights, postgame press conferences and commentary leading up to kickoff of the Sunday night matchup.

At 11:30 PM ETNFL GameDay Final airs with host Chris Rose and analyst Maurice Jones-Drew recapping the weekend's games.

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Broncos-Browns Draws Viewership of 13.1 Million Across All Platforms

Viewership of 13.1 Million Across TV and Digital –

Up +23% vs. 2020 Week 7 'Thursday Night Football' Matchup

 

Average Minute Audience on All Digital Platforms, Including Amazon Prime Video, Hits 1.3 Million –

Up +26% vs. 2020 Week 7 'Thursday Night Football' Matchup

 

Last night's Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum game featuring the Cleveland Browns' 17-14 win over the Denver Broncos was seen by an average audience of 13.1 million across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Yahoo Sports mobile properties.

The 13.1 million viewers for Broncos-Browns across all platforms is up +23% versus last year's Week 7 Thursday Night Football matchup between the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles (10.6 million).

Season-to-date, Thursday Night Football tri-cast games on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video are averaging 14.2 million viewers across all platforms – up +10% vs. the comparable point last season (12.9 million).

Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital, Broncos and Browns mobile properties, FOX Sports digital and Yahoo Sports mobile properties produced an average minute audience of 1.3 million – up +26% versus last year's Week 7 Thursday Night Football matchup (996K).

Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 2.4 million combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and Broncos-Browns game. For the Broncos-Browns game alone, 1.9 million worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching the Thursday Night Football game for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 691K.

The 2021 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 28 when quarterback Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals host quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video. Pregame coverage on NFL Network begins with TNF First Look at 3:00 PM ET, followed by NFL GameDay Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET. At 7:30 PM ETFOX NFL Thursday airs on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.

NFL Helmet Challenge Raises the Bar for Helmet Technology and Performance, Awards $1.55 Million in Grant Funding

Three teams awarded grant funding to advance their helmet designs and technologies

Helmet Challenge submissions achieved up to 13% improvement over the current top-performing football helmet

New York (October 25, 2021) – The National Football League (NFL) announced today the results of the NFL Helmet Challenge, a $3 million competition designed to accelerate helmet performance and safety for NFL players. After two years of work, 13 teams made up of experts in biomechanical engineering, materials science, additive manufacturing, and current helmet manufacturers submitted their new helmet prototypes for laboratory testing and evaluation by a judging panel. Three teams – Impressio, Kollide and Xenith – will receive $1.55 million in grant funding to advance their innovative designs and technologies and to help their products get onto the field as soon as possible. The newly awarded $1.55 million in grant funding is in addition to $1.37 million granted last year to help teams create their helmet prototypes.

NFL Helmet Challenge submissions achieved up to a 13% improvement above the top-performing helmet currently worn in the NFL, based on the laboratory testing the NFL and NFLPA use to test and rank helmets each year. This rate of improvement represents more than four times what is typically seen annually in new helmet designs.

The judges selected awardees based on the helmet's ability to reduce the severity of impacts, how novel and promising the technology, and likelihood that the helmet will be used in the NFL. While the Helmet Challenge judging panel offered grant funding to only three teams, four other prototypes – from VICIS, Cardiff University, Nama Development, and Lionhead – achieved scores that would have ranked them among or above the top-performing helmets on the 2021 NFL-NFLPA Helmet Poster.

"The NFL Helmet Challenge is about revolutionary, not just evolutionary improvement," said Jeff Miller, NFL Executive Vice President of Communications, Public Affairs and Policy, who oversees the NFL's health and safety work. "The NFL set out to challenge the marketplace and accelerate development of new technologies. We're proud to support the awardees and advance player health."

Helmet submissions introduced exciting helmet design innovations including: optimization of helmet space as a result of computer modeling; new materials; novel structural designs for managing energy; and use of advanced manufacturing techniques, including 3D printing which allow for more design flexibility and rapid design iteration. Collaboration among experts across many fields, including academics, additive manufacturers, and materials scientists brought together at the NFL's Helmet Challenge kickoff symposium held in collaboration with national 3D printing institute America Makes in November 2019 created these new approaches to football helmets.

The following three teams were awarded grant funding to continue to develop their products, as described by the teams below.

  • Impressio (Denver, Colorado) - $454,000

Impressio's helmet leveraged its unique, liquid-crystal elastomer (LCE) material, a soft, multifunctional elastic and highly energy-absorbing material. Combined with 3D printing, Impressio is able to rapidly develop novel helmet and liner solutions that take advantage of this revolutionary material.

  • Kollide (Montreal, Canada) - $550,000

By combining unique expertise in industrial design, additive manufacturing, experimental, and virtual testing, the Kollide team developed and optimized a prototype with an energy absorption system. Its liner is made of complex and organic 3D printed mesh calibrated to absorb and redirect impact energy, limiting both the linear and rotational accelerations transmitted to the head.

  • Xenith (Detroit, Michigan) - $496,500

Team Xenith's prototype submission was designed and engineered utilizing highly performing and durable materials, across months of optimization and in collaboration between Xenith (Detroit, USA), RHEON Labs (London, UK), BASF 3DP Solutions (Heidelberg, Germany) and University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada). The modular prototype incorporates a compliant shell, 3D-printed lattice carrier, engineered RHEON energy control structures, for both geometry and material chemistry, and customizable Kinetix foam inserts for improved helmet performance and comfort.

The judging panel represented expertise in engineering, biomechanics, neurology, sports business, and football, including NFL Legends Orlando Pace and Chad Pennington and Denver Broncos Equipment Manager Chris Valenti.

"We wanted to provide a player's perspective concerning the performance of the helmet," said Pennington. "A player wants a great performing helmet that also has a level of comfort and will be effective on the field. Factors such as weight which addresses neck fatigue and productive facemasks which can greatly affect vision must be taken into consideration as well."

"I was really excited to see the applicants' advancement and outside-the-box thinking on materials used within the helmet," said Valenti. "The bettering of technologies and materials within the context of a helmet more customized than ever to a players' head using 3D scanning and printing is going to be huge moving forward for players."

"Being a former offensive lineman and understanding that players are bigger, faster, and stronger in today's game, and having young kids that play football, ten years from now I'd love to see the game played safer with much better technology," said Pace. "I'm excited to be involved in that progress through this challenge."

"The Helmet Challenge was an assessment that there was untapped potential out there, including from incumbent manufacturers who had ideas on their white boards that they hadn't yet brought forward, and from innovators and entrepreneurs working in other areas that could apply their innovations to football," said Dr. Jeff Crandall, Chair of the NFL's Engineering Committee. "The NFL sought to bring partnership, networking and resources to bear to fuel a paradigm shift for transformational improvement, and we are excited about where we are now headed."

The NFL and Football Research, Inc. previously awarded $1.37 million in August 2020 to support the development of applicants' helmet prototypes for submission to the NFL Helmet Challenge. All three awardees selected by the Helmet Challenge judging panel to receive grant funding were also awarded grant funding as part of the HeadHealthTECH Challenge in 2020.

To learn more and watch the Helmet Challenge video, visit www.nfl.com/helmetchallenge.

About the NFL's Player Health & Safety Initiatives

The NFL is committed to advancing progress in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries. The league's approach to player health and safety is rooted in the collection and analysis of data to help guide its continuous efforts to understand and reduce injury, and protect players. Data and science are the foundation of the NFL's efforts to further enhance medical protocols, improve the way our game is taught and played, and stimulate the development of new and improved protective equipment, including helmets. For more information about the NFL's health and safety efforts, please visit www.NFL.com/PlayerHealthAndSafety.