ON ANOTHER LEVEL: LAMAR JACKSON and the BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-1), who possess the league’s top offense through the first three weeks (33.0 points per game), host JOSH ALLEN and the BUFFALO BILLS (2-1), who rank third at 30.3 points per game, on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).
Jackson leads the NFL with 12 combined passing and rushing touchdowns while Allen ranks second with 10. Each player has recorded at least four combined passing and rushing touchdowns in two games this season and can join RUSSELL WILSON (2020) as the only players in NFL history to accomplish the feat in three of their first four games of a season.
Jackson, who ranks fifth in the league in rushing yards (243), became the first player in NFL history with at least three touchdown passes and 100 rushing yards in consecutive games and can become the first quarterback to record at least 100 rushing yards in three consecutive games.
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DEATH, TAXES, MAHOMES, KELCE: When the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-1) face TAMPA BAY (2-1) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), PATRICK MAHOMES and TRAVIS KELCE can continue to climb through the record books.
Mahomes has 159 touchdown passes since entering the NFL in 2017 and with three touchdown passes, can surpass RUSSELL WILSON (161 touchdown passes) for the third-most touchdown passes by a player in his first six seasons in NFL history.
The players with the most touchdown passes in their first six seasons in NFL history:
*In sixth season
Kelce, who leads Kansas City with 230 receiving yards and has at least 50 receiving yards in each game this season, needs 51 receiving yards to surpass ROB GRONKOWSKI (9,286 receiving yards) for the fourth-most receiving yards by a tight end all-time.
The tight ends with the most receiving yards in NFL history:
Kansas City, Atlanta
Dallas, Las Vegas
San Diego/L.A. Chargers
New England, Tampa Bay
*Entering Week 4
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HOME AND ROAD: Since the beginning of the 2021 season, Cincinnati quarterback JOE BURROW leads all players with 3,319 passing yards at home.
Burrow enters Week 4 with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes in each of his past four consecutive home games and against Miami (3-0) on Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video), can join Pro Football Hall of Famers PEYTON MANNING and KURT WARNER as well as DREW BREES (three times) as the only players to accomplish the feat in five consecutive home games.
The players with the most consecutive home games with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes in NFL history:
CONSECUTIVE HOME GAMES
7 (12/16/12 – 11/10/13)
St. Louis Rams
6 (12/19/99 – 10/15/00)
5 (12/21/15 – 10/16/16)
5 (12/23/12 – 9/29/13)
5 (11/28/11 – 9/9/12)
4* (12/12/21 – 9/11/22)
Burrow, who has 8,111 passing yards in 29 career games, needs at least 85 passing yards to surpass MATTHEW STAFFORD (8,195 passing yards) for the fourth-most passing yards by a player in his first 30 career games in NFL history. With 340 passing yards, he will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (8,450) for third-most.
The players with the most passing yards in their first 30 career games in NFL history:
St. Louis Rams
*In 29 career games
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT has recorded at least 300 passing yards in each of his past six road starts and when the Chargers (1-2) visit Houston (0-1-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), he can join RICH GANNON (eight consecutive road games from 2001-02) as the only players ever to record at least 300 passing yards in seven-or-more consecutive road games.
The players with the most consecutive road games with at least 300 passing yards in NFL history:
6 (11/31/11 - 10/21/12)
6 (9/17/06 – 12/10/06)
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GREEN STREAKS: The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-0) are the last undefeated team remaining in the NFC and are one of two teams, along with Buffalo, to record at least 400 total yards of offense in each of their first three games.
On Sunday against Jacksonville (1:00 PM ET), the Eagles can become the seventh team since 1970 to begin a season 4-0 and record at least 400 total yards of offense in each game. Four of the six previous teams to accomplish the feat advanced to the Super Bowl that season.
The teams to win the most consecutive games and record at least 400 yards of offense in each win to begin a season since 1970:
CONSECUTIVE WINS WITH 400+ YARDS OF OFFENSE
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GREEN BAY (2-1), who hosts New England (1-2) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), has won 23 of their 25 home games since 2019 under head coach MATT LAFLEUR, including 14 consecutive home wins since Week 10 of the 2020 season. With a win in Week 4, the Packers can become the fourth franchise and sixth team overall to win at least 15 consecutive home games since 2000.
The teams with the most consecutive home wins since 2000:
CONSECUTIVE HOME WINS
20 (Week 16, 2008 – Week 6, 2011)
18 (Week 7, 2017 – Week 12, 2019)
18 (Week 17, 2002 – Week 1, 2005)
16 (Week 17, 2012 – Week 15, 2014)
15 (Week 15, 2010 – Week 10, 2012)
St. Louis Rams
15 (Week 6, 2002 – Week 1, 2004)
14* (Week 10, 2020 – Week 2, 2022)
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FINE WINE: With two touchdown passes from each player, Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS and Denver quarterback RUSSELL WILSON can both reach historical milestones.
Rodgers, who has 453 career regular-season touchdown passes and 45 career postseason touchdown passes, can become the fifth player all-time with at least 500 career touchdown passes, including the postseason.
The players with the most touchdown passes, including the postseason, in NFL history:
New England, Tampa Bay
San Diego Chargers, New Orleans
Green Bay, N.Y. Jets, Minnesota
Wilson, who faces Las Vegas on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS) in his first start against a divisional opponent as a member of the Broncos, has 294 career touchdown passes and can surpass MATT RYAN (295 touchdown passes) for the third-most ever by a player in his first 11 career seasons.
The players with the most touchdown passes in their first 11 seasons in NFL history:
*In 11th season
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ONE CHANCE: In Week 3, Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN became the fourth undrafted player since 1967 with at least 50 career touchdown receptions. When Minnesota travels to London and plays New Orleans (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network), he can surpass WES WELKER (50 touchdown receptions) for the fourth-most by an undrafted player since 1967.
The undrafted players with the most touchdown receptions since 1967:
San Diego/L.A. Chargers
Miami, New England, Denver
Jacksonville running back JAMES ROBINSON is the only player in the league to record at least one rushing touchdown in each of the first three weeks this season. With a rushing touchdown at Philadelphia on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Robinson can become second undrafted player in the common-draft era to record a rushing touchdown in each of his team’s first four games of a season, joining MIKE AUGUSTYNIAK (New York Jets, 1982).
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|NFL to Celebrate the League's International Diversity with Helmet Initiative in Weeks 4 and 5|
Infographic of International Flags Represented on the Back of Helmets: [/PublishingImages/Pages/NFL-to-Celebrate-the-League%27s-International-Diversity-with-Helmet-Initiative-in-Weeks-4-and-5/International%20Flag%20Infographic.png]International Flag Infographic.png
Over 200 players, coaches and executives from across the League will pay homage
to their heritage with international flag display on helmets
The National Football League (NFL), in partnership with over 200 players, coaches and executives, will celebrate the growing number of nationalities and cultures that make up the fabric of the League with an initiative that will see players take the field with international flags on their helmets.
Players across the league will proudly wear a helmet decal of the country or territory's flag that represents their nationality or cultural heritage across Weeks 4 and 5.
In the player-led initiative that looks to showcase the global influence on the League and recognize the impact that those contributing nations across the world have had on NFL rosters today, fans will see over 50 nations and territories represented.
Players can choose to wear, alongside the American flag, the flag of an international country or territory if they lived there for two years or more, or have a parent or grandparent who were born there.
Players flying the flag for the initiative include Kyler Murray (Arizona Cardinals - South Korea), Amon-Ra St. Brown (Detroit Lions – Germany) and Tua Tagovailoa (Miami Dolphins – Samoa & American Samoa).
Coaches and executives across the League, including the Spanos Family (Los Angeles Chargers - Greece), Bill Belichick (New England Patriots - Croatia) and Paraag Marathe (San Francisco 49ers - India), will also mark their connections to countries across the world, wearing pins displaying their flag of choice on game day.
"The NFL is proud of the extensive collection of nationalities and heritage of its players across the League," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "We recognize the many cultures they represent and the excitement they bring to their home fans, which ultimately helps grow our game."
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray will display the flag of South Korea in tribute to his mother, Missy, added: "I'm proud to play with the flag of South Korea on my helmet. It's a great way to honor my mom, honor my heritage and highlight the diverse backgrounds that make up the NFL."
Miami Dolphins Tua Tagovailoa, who will don the Samoan flag in a nod to his parents' and grandparents' cultural heritage, said: "I am proud to represent my heritage with the Samoan flag on my helmet. My family and my culture are very important to me. Our name means everything, and it's an honor to be able to represent not only my family's name but also my Samoan heritage as an NFL player. I hope that in doing so, I can encourage kids from the islands to keep pursuing their dreams and to also be proud of their culture and where they've come from."
Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown will display the German flag and had this to say: "My mom is from Germany, so having German grandparents, speaking German, every summer the heritage and culture has been a part of my whole life. I'm half German. It's a part of me. I love it. In my young career, I have already been amazed to see the influence my culture and heritage has had and I'm excited to continue to see the German representation have an impact within our game."
The complete list of participating players can be seen here:
|Ola Adeniyi||Tennessee Titans||Nigeria|
|McTelvin Agaim||Denver Broncos||Nigeria|
|Nelson Agholor||New England Patriots||Nigeria|
|Isaac Alarcon||Dallas Cowboys||Mexico|
|Mo Alie Cox||Indianapolis Colts||Sierra Leone|
|Tyler Allgeier||Atlanta Falcons||Philippines|
|Ugo Amadi||Tennessee Titans||Nigeria|
|Bradlee Anae||New York Jets||Samoa|
|David Anenih||Pittsburgh Steelers||Nigeria|
|Alex Anzalone||Detroit Lions||Italy|
|Eli Apple||Cincinnati Bengals||Ghana|
|JJ Arcega-Whiteside||Seattle Seahawks||Spain|
|Brian Asamoah||Minnesota Vikings||Ghana|
|Kayode Awosika||Detroit Lions||Nigeria|
|Chidobe Awuzie||Cincinnati Bengals||Nigeria|
|David Bada||Washington Commanders||Germany|
|Ben Banogu||Indianapolis Colts||Nigeria|
|Essang Bassey||Denver Broncos||Nigeria|
|Giovani Bernard||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Haiti|
|Braxton Berrios||New York Jets||Puerto Rico|
|Curtis Bolton||Las Vegas Raiders||Italy|
|Kendrick Bourne||New England Patriots||American Samoa|
|Camryn Bynum||Minnesota Vikings||Philippines|
|Jason Cabinda||Detroit Lions||Cameroon|
|Chase Claypool||Pittsburgh Steelers||Canada|
|Sam Cosmi||Washington Commanders||Romania|
|Britain Covey||Philadelphia Eagles||Chile|
|Christian Covington||Los Angeles Chargers||Canada|
|Marcel Dabo||Indianapolis Colts||Germany|
|Dennis Daley||Tennessee Titans||Jamaica|
|Scott Daly||Detroit Lions||Ireland|
|Michael Dickson||Seattle Seahawks||Australia|
|Victor Dimukeje||Arizona Cardinals||Nigeria|
|Michael Dogbe||Arizona Cardinals||Nigeria|
|Aaron Donkor||Seattle Seahawks||Germany|
|Greg Dulcich||Denver Broncos||Croatia|
|Michael Dwumfour||Houston Texans||Ghana|
|Dominik Eberle||Detroit Lions||Germany|
|Arnold Ebitketie||Atlanta Falcons||Cameroon|
|Samson Ebukam||San Francisco 49ers||Nigeria|
|Chuma Edoga||Atlanta Falcons||Nigeria|
|Sam Eguavoen||Miami Dolphins||Nigeria|
|Dieter Eiselen||Chicago Bears||South Africa|
|Daniel Ekuale||New England Patriots||American Samoa|
|Ikem Ekwonu||Carolina Panthers||Nigeria|
|Jermaine Eluemunour||Las Vegas Raiders||Nigeria|
|Obinna Eze||Detroit Lions||Nigeria|
|Joshua Ezeudu||New York Giants||Nigeria|
|Daniel Faalele||Baltimore Ravens||Australia|
|Olakunle Fatukasi||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Nigeria|
|Nick Folk||New England Patriots||Germany|
|Leki Fotu||Arizona Cardinals||Tonga|
|Hjalte Froholdt||Cleveland Browns||Denmark|
|Neville Gallimore||Dallas Cowboys||Canada|
|Graham Gano||New York Giants||Scotland|
|Max Garcia||Arizona Cardinals||Mexico|
|Trenton Gill||Chicago Bears||Canada|
|Josh Gordon||Tennessee Titans||Haiti|
|Adam Gotsis||Jacksonville Jaguars||Australia|
|Alfredo Gutierrez||San Francisco 49ers||Mexico|
|Troy Hairston||Houston Texans||Panama|
|Kyle Hamilton||Baltimore Ravens||South Korea|
|Devery Hamilton||New York Giants||Germany|
|N'Keal Harry||Chicago Bears||St. Vincent|
|Khalil Herbert||Chicago Bears||Jamaica|
|Will Hernandez||Arizona Cardinals||Mexico|
|Michael Hoecht||Los Angeles Rams||Canada|
|Jevon Holland||Miami Dolphins||Canada|
|Sam Howell||Washington Commanders||South Korea|
|Brian Hoyer||New England Patriots||Germany|
|Chuba Hubbard||Carolina Panthers||Canada|
|Talanoa Hufanga||San Francisco 49ers||Tonga|
|Germain Ifedi||Atlanta Falcons||Nigeria|
|Noah Igbinoghene||Miami Dolphins||Nigeria|
|Alaric Jackson||Los Angeles Rams||Canada|
|Josh Jacobs||Las Vegas Raiders||Philippines|
|Tony Jefferson||New York Giants||Mexico|
|Jerry Jeudy||Denver Broncos||Haiti|
|Kingsley Johnathan||Chicago Bears||Nigeria|
|Jakob Johnson||Las Vegas Raiders||Germany|
|Cam Johnston||Houston Texans||Australia|
|Patrick Jones||Minnesota Vikings||Japan|
|Kerby Joseph||Detroit Lions||Haiti|
|Matt Judon||New England Patriots||Burundi|
|Joshua Kalu||Tennessee Titans||Nigeria|
|George Karlaftis||Kansas City Chiefs||Greece|
|Kio Kieft||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Netherlands|
|Javon Kinlaw||San Francisco 49ers||Trinidad & Tobago|
|Kader Kohou||Miami Dolphins||Ivory Coast|
|Jonathan Kongbo||Denver Broncos||Republic of Congo|
|Younghoe Koo||Atlanta Falcons||South Korea|
|Tanoh Kpassagnon||New Orleans Saints||Ivory Coast|
|Tyler Kroft||San Francisco 49ers||Germany|
|William Kwenkeu||Minnesota Vikings||Cameroon|
|Nate Landman||Atlanta Falcons||Zimbabwe|
|Harvey Langi||New England Patriots||Tonga|
|Tyler Larsen||Washington Commanders||Norway|
|Matt Leo||Philadelphia Eagles||Australia|
|Deane Leonard||Los Angeles Chargers||Canada|
|Jesse Luketa||Arizona Cardinals||Canada|
|Frankie Luvu||Carolina Panthers||American Samoa|
|Boye Mafe||Seattle Seahawks||Nigeria|
|Jordan Mailata||Philadelphia Eagles||Australia|
|Marcus Mariota||Atlanta Falcons||American Samoa|
|Roy Mbaeteka||New York Giants||Nigeria|
|Devin McCourty||New England Patriots||Jamaica|
|Tre' McKitty||Los Angeles Chargers||Jamaica|
|Ifeatu Melifonwu||Detroit Lions||Nigeria|
|Sony Michel||Los Angeles Chargers||Haiti|
|Marken Michel||Washington Commanders||Haiti|
|DJ Moore||Carolina Panthers||Jamaica|
|Israel Mukuamu||Dallas Cowboys||Republic of Congo|
|Kyler Murray||Arizona Cardinals||South Korea|
|Netane Muti||Denver Broncos||Tonga|
|Yannick Ngakoue||Indianapolis Colts||Martinique|
|David Njoku||Cleveland Browns||Nigeria|
|Derrick Nnadi||Kansas City Chiefs||Nigeria|
|Rakeem Nunez-Roches||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Belize|
|Kene Nwangwu||Minnesota Vikings||Nigeria|
|Uchenna Nwosu||Seattle Seahawks||Nigeria|
|Efe Obada||Washington Commanders||United Kingdom|
|Adedayo Odeleye||Houston Texans||United Kingdom|
|Ifeadi Odenigbo||Indianapolis Colts||Nigeria|
|Dayo Odenyingbo||Indianapolis Colts||Nigeria|
|Osa Odighizuwa||Dallas Cowboys||Nigeria|
|Thomas Odukoya||Tennessee Titans||Netherlands|
|Emmanuel Ogbah||Miami Dolphins||Nigeria|
|Amen Ogbongbemiga||Los Angeles Chargers||Nigeria|
|Dare Ogunbowale||Houston Texans||Nigeria|
|Ade Ogundeji||Atlanta Falcons||Nigeria|
|Larry Ogunjobi||Pittsburgh Steelers||Nigeria|
|Michael Ojemudia||Denver Broncos||Nigeria|
|Bobby Okereke||Indianapolis Colts||Nigeria|
|Chigoziem Okonkwo||Tennessee Titans||Nigeria|
|Chukuma Okorakor||Pittsburgh Steelers||Nigeria|
|Ogbonnia Okoronkwo||Houston Texans||Nigeria|
|Jeff Okudah||Detroit Lions||Nigeria|
|Julian Okwara||Detroit Lions||Nigeria|
|Albert Okwuegbunam||Denver Broncos||Nigeria|
|Chris Olave||New Orleans Saints||Cuba|
|Segun Olubi||Indianapolis Colts||Nigeria|
|Foye Oluokun||Jacksonville Jaguars||Nigeria|
|Charles Omenihu||San Francisco 49ers||Nigeria|
|Michael Onwenu||New England Patriots||Nigeria|
|Iosua Opeta||Philadelphia Eagles||American Samoa|
|Amani Oruwariye||Detroit Lions||Nigeria|
|Odafe Oweh||Baltimore Ravens||Nigeria|
|Jeremiah Owusu-Koromoah||Cleveland Browns||Ghana|
|Ayo Oyelola||Jacksonville Jaguars||United Kingdom|
|Devine Ozigbo||Denver Broncos||Nigeria|
|Joshua Palmer||Los Angeles Chargers||Canada|
|Zach Pascal||Philadelphia Eagles||Grenada|
|Darrin Paulo||Detroit Lions||American Samoa|
|Kwity Paye||Indianapolis Colts||Liberia|
|Matthew Peart||New York Giants||Jamaica|
|Nicholas Petit-Frere||Tennessee Titans||Haiti|
|Eddy Pinero||Carolina Panthers||Cuba|
|Max Pircher||Los Angeles Rams||Italy|
|Sandro Platzgummer||New York Giants||Austria|
|Willington Previlon||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Haiti|
|Mike Purcell||Denver Broncos||Samoa|
|Robert Quinn||Chicago Bears||Puerto Rico|
|Bernhard Raimann||Indianapolis Colts||Austria|
|Taylor Rapp||Los Angeles Rams||People's Republic of China|
|Malcom Rodriguez||Detroit Lions||Mexico|
|Cesar Ruiz||New Orleans Saints||Dominican Republic|
|Cairo Santos||Chicago Bears||Brazil|
|Bernhard Seikovits||Arizona Cardinals||Austria|
|Penei Sewell||Detroit Lions||American Samoa|
|Dakoda Shepley||Dallas Cowboys||Canada|
|Arryn Siposs||Philadelphia Eagles||Australia|
|JuJu Smith Schuster||Kansas City Chiefs||Samoa|
|Equanimeous St. Brown||Chicago Bears||Germany|
|Amon-Ra St. Brown||Detroit Lions||Germany|
|Benjamin St-Juste||Washington Commanders||Canada|
|Michael Strachan||Indianapolis Colts||Bahamas|
|Tua Tagovailoa||Miami Dolphins||Samoa|
|Derrick Tangelo||Atlanta Falcons||Democratic Republic of Congo|
|Jahlani Tavai||New England Patriots||Samoa|
|Khyiris Tonga||Atlanta Falcons||Tonga|
|Marlon Tuipulotu||Philadelphia Eagles||Tonga|
|Kemoko Turay||San Francisco 49ers||Ivory Coast|
|Josh Uche||New England Patriots||Nigeria|
|Olisaemeka Udoh||Minnesota Vikings||Nigeria|
|Eyioma Uwazurike||Denver Broncos||Nigeria|
|Halapoulivaati Vaitai||Detroit Lions||Tonga|
|Tanner Vallejo||Arizona Cardinals||Ecuador|
|Vita Vea||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||Tonga|
|Alijah Vera-Tucker||New York Jets||Mexico|
|Luiji Vilain||Minnesota Vikings||Canada|
|Corliss Waiyman||Denver Broncos||Suriname|
|Prince Oghenetega Wanogho||Kansas City Chiefs||Nigeria|
|Fred Warner||San Francisco 49ers||Mexico|
|Luke Wattenberg||Denver Broncos||South Korea|
|Nick Westbrook-Ikhine||Tennessee Titans||Nigeria|
|Rachad Wildgoose||Washington Commanders||Bahamas|
|Elijah Wilkinson||Atlanta Falcons||Puerto Rico|
|Avery Williams||Atlanta Falcons||Mexico|
|K'Wuan Williams||Denver Broncos||Jamaica|
|Joshua Williams||Kansas City Chiefs||St.Kitts and Nevis|
|Marco Wilson||Arizona Cardinals||Puerto Rico|
|Mitch Wishnowsky||San Francisco 49ers||Australia|
|Kenny Yeboah||New York Jets||Liberia|
|Isaac Yiadom||Houston Texans||Ghana|
|Olamide Zaccheus||Atlanta Falcons||Nigeria|
| || || |
The complete list of participating coaches and executives can be seen here:
|Cam Achord||New England Patriots||France|
|Bill Belichick||New England Patriots||Croatia|
|Brian Belichick||New England Patriots||Croatia|
|Stephen Belichick||New England Patriots||Croatia|
|Juan Castillo||Washington Commanders||Mexico|
|Sean Desai||Seattle Seahawks||India|
|Aden Durde||Dallas Cowboys||United Kingdom|
|Cristian Garcia||Washington Commanders||Cuba|
|Joe Houston||New England Patriots||Cuba|
|Joe Judge||New England Patriots||Ireland|
|Joe Kim||New England Patriots||South Korea|
|Sanjay Lal||Seattle Seahawks||India|
|Paraag Marathe||San Francisco 49ers||India|
|Matt Patricia||New England Patriots||Italy|
|Mike Pellegrino||New England Patriots||Italy|
|Ron Rivera||Washington Commanders||Puerto Rico|
|Vincent Rivera||Washington Commanders||South Korea|
|Dean Spanos||Los Angeles Chargers||Greece|
|Vinnie Sunseri||New England Patriots||Italy|
|David Szott||New York Jets||Poland|
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|NFC Players of the Week - Week 3|
FALCONS RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, EAGLES DE BRANDON GRAHAM &
PACKERS P PAT O’DONNELL NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 3
Running back CORDARRELLE PATTERSON of the Atlanta Falcons, defensive end BRANDON GRAHAM of the Philadelphia Eagles and punter PAT O’DONNELL of the Green Bay Packers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 3 of the 2022 season (September 22, 25-26).
OFFENSE: RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON, ATLANTA FALCONS
- Patterson rushed for 141 yards and one touchdown and added one reception for 12 yards in the Falcons’ Week 3 win over Seattle. Patterson’s 8.3 yards per attempt led all running backs in Week 3.
- This is the first-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Patterson. He was named Special Teams Player of the Week as a rookie in Week 8 of the 2013 season as a member for the Vikings.
- He is the first Falcons running back to win the award since Devonta Freeman in Week 15 of the 2016 season and he is third former University of Tennessee running back since 2010 to be named Offensive Player of the Week, joining Arian Foster (three times) and Alvin Kamara (twice).
DEFENSE: DE BRANDON GRAHAM, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
- Graham recorded six tackles, 2.5 sacks, one pass defensed and one forced fumble in the Eagles’ Week 3 victory against Washington. He was the only NFC player to record multiple sacks and a forced fumble as Philadelphia recorded a league-high nine sacks in Week 3.
- This is Graham’s first-career Defensive Player of the Week award and he is the first Eagles defensive lineman to win the award since Fletcher Cox in Week 17 of the 2018 season.
- Graham is the fourth former University of Michigan defensive end to win the award, joining Frank Clark (Week 6, 2018), Curtis Greer (Week 1, 1987) and James Hall (Week 5, 2004 and Week 6, 2006).
SPECIAL TEAMS: P PAT O’DONNELL, GREEN BAY PACKERS
- O’Donnell punted seven times with a 48.4 average (44.7 net) and placed a career-high five punts inside the 20-yard line in the Packers’ Week 3 win over Tampa Bay.
- This is O’Donnell’s first-career Special Teams Player of the Week award and he joins Craig Hentrich (Week 11, 1994) and Tim Masthay (Week 8, 2010; Week 13, 2011; Week 2, 2012) as the third Packers punter to earn the honor.
- He is the third former University of Miami punter to earn the award, joining Matt Bosher (Week 16, 2014) and Jeff Feagles (Week 13, 1995 and Week 13, 2005).
2022 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
RB Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants
LB Uchenna Nwosu, Seattle
CB Zech McPhearson, Philadelphia
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit
CB Darius Slay, Philadelphia
K Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants
RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta
DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia
P Pat O’Donnell, Green Bay
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|AFC Players of the Week - Week 3|
JAGUARS QB TREVOR LAWRENCE, BENGALS DE TREY HENDRICKSON &
BRONCOS P CORLISS WAITMAN NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 3
Quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE of the Jacksonville Jaguars, defensive end TREY HENDRICKSON of the Cincinnati Bengals and punter CORLISS WAITMAN of the Denver Broncos are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 3 of the 2022 season (September 22, 25-26).
OFFENSE: QB TREVOR LAWRENCE, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
- Lawrence completed 28 of 39 attempts (71.8 percent) for 262 yards and three touchdown passes with no interceptions for a 115.5 rating in the Jaguars’ 38-10 victory at the Los Angeles Chargers. Jacksonville led all teams with 38 points in Week 3.
- Lawrence had the second-highest passer rating in the AFC and was one of three players with three touchdown passes and no interceptions in Week 3.
- This is the first-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Lawrence, and he is the first Jaguars quarterback to earn the honor since Week 8 of the 2010 season (David Garrard).
DEFENSE: DE TREY HENDRICKSON, CINCINNATI BENGALS
- Hendrickson recorded four tackles, 2.5 sacks and two forced fumbles in Cincinnati’s 27-12 win over the New York Jets. He was the only player to record two-or-more sacks and two forced fumbles in Week 3.
- This is Hendrickson’s first career Defensive Player of the Week award, and he is the first Cincinnati defensive end to win the award since Carlos Dunlap in 2019 (Week 17).
- He is the first player from Florida Atlantic to win the award.
SPECIAL TEAMS: P CORLISS WAITMAN, DENVER BRONCOS
- Waitman recorded 10 punts with an average of 47.6 yards (43.6 net) and pinned six inside the 20-yard line in the Broncos’ 11-10 win over San Francisco. His six punts inside the 20 were the most by any player in a single game this season.
- This is Waitman’s first career Special Teams Player of the Week award, and he becomes the first Broncos punter to earn the honor since Week 6 of the 2005 season (Todd Sauerbrun).
- Waitman is the first player from South Alabama to win the award.
2022 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City
QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami
QB Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville
S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
CB Jaylen Watson, Kansas City
DE Trey Hendrickson,
K Cade York, Cleveland
P Braden Mann, N.Y. Jets
P Corliss Waitman, Denver
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|The Starting 11 -- Unpredictable NFL rolls into October; league marks international milestone in Week 4|
The NFL’s unpredictability is part of what makes it so exciting. And as the league enters Week 4, this much is certain: Much more thrilling uncertainty lies ahead.
This week, the MIAMI DOLPHINS can improve to 4-0 for the first time since 1995, when Pro Football Hall of Famers DON SHULA and DAN MARINO held the reins. The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES could advance to 4-0 for the first time since 2004, when they earned a Super Bowl berth.
What else could happen? Stay tuned because the NFL is as unpredictable as the bounce of an oblong football.
The Starting 11 entering Week 4…1. ALLEN, JACKSON AMONG SUNDAY’S HEADLINERS: LAMAR JACKSON leads the league with 10 touchdown passes and JOSH ALLEN ranks second with nine. They meet Sunday when BUFFALO (2-1) visits BALTIMORE (2-1) at M&T Bank Stadium (1:00 PM ET, CBS). … Those individuals also are the only two players in the NFL’s 103-year history to reach both nine touchdown passes and 100 rushing yards over the first three games of a season. Allen (No. 7 overall) and Jackson (No. 32) were each selected in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and they’re two of just four quarterbacks in NFL history to record at least 20 rushing touchdowns and 90-or-more touchdown passes over their first 61 NFL games, joining DAUNTE CULPEPPER and DAK PRESCOTT. … This season, the Ravens lead the NFL with 33.0 points per game while the Bills’ defense has allowed the league’s fewest yards per game, 214.0.
2. NUMBER OF THE WEEK – 100: The NFL this week marks a significant milestone: The league’s 100th game played outside the United States. MINNESOTA (2-1) and NEW ORLEANS (1-2) face off at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network), the 41st regular-season international game in NFL annals. The league also has played 59 preseason international contests. Next week in London, the GREEN BAY PACKERS will become the 32nd NFL team to play a regular-season international game.
3. NOTE THAT MATTERS: Eight teams that missed the 2021 playoffs have started 2-1 or better, including the CHICAGO BEARS (2-1) and NEW YORK GIANTS (2-1), who meet on Sunday at MetLife Stadium (1:00 PM ET, FOX). … For only the second time since the NFL added a 32nd franchise in 2002, 30 teams have at least one win through the first three weeks; it also happened in 2012 (30 of 32). Since the 1970 merger, the league has had just two winless teams through Week 3 on only five occasions (1988, 1989, 1990, 2012 and 2022).
4. SPOTLIGHT – INDIVIDUAL MATCHUP: Four-time Pro Bowl guard QUENTON NELSON lines up across from fellow first-round draft choice JEFFERY SIMMONS on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX) when INDIANAPOLIS (1-1-1). meets TENNESSEE (1-2). Nelson has proved crucial in helping JONATHAN TAYLOR lead the NFL with 2,097 rushing yards, nearly 500 more than the next-closest player, since the beginning of 2021. Meanwhile, over the same period, Simmons ranks fourth among NFL defensive tackles with 10.5 sacks and third with 1,036 snaps.
5. SPOTLIGHT – TEAM MATCHUP: The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-1) and their edge rushers, rookie No. 1 overall draft choice TRAVON WALKER and Pro Bowler JOSH ALLEN, visit PHILADELPHIA (3-0) and an explosive Eagles offense with tackles LANE JOHNSON and JORDAN MAILATA on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).
- Through three games, Jacksonville’s defense is tied for the NFL lead in both takeaways (eight) and interceptions (six). The Jaguars had nine takeaways and seven interceptions all of last season. On the other side of the ball, Philadelphia’s offense leads the NFL with 447.0 yards per game.
- This season, the Jaguars defense under coordinator MIKE CALDWELL has allowed the NFL’s fewest rushing yards per game, 55.0. The unit faces a Philadelphia offense that leads the league with 158.3 rushing yards per game since the beginning of 2021.
- Jaguars head coach DOUG PEDERSON returns to the city he led to its first Super Bowl championship.
6. STREAK SPEAK: Two young quarterbacks enter Week 4 looking to extend impressive streaks. First, on Thursday Night Football against the Dolphins (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video), JOE BURROW bids for his sixth in a row at home with at least 300 passing yards and two-or-more touchdown passes. Only DREW BREES (three times) and Pro Football Hall of Famers PEYTON MANNING and KURT WARNER have done that. … JUSTIN HERBERT is aiming for his seventh straight road game with at least 300 passing yards. On Sunday at Houston (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Herbert can join RICH GANNON as the only players ever with such a road streak.
7. DID YOU KNOW?: Including the postseason, Kansas City’s PATRICK MAHOMES has engineered at least one touchdown drive in 75 of 77 career starts. The only two starts in which his opponent’s defense kept the Chiefs out of the end zone were Oct. 24, 2021, at Tennessee, and Super Bowl LV against Tampa Bay.
8. UNDER-THE-RADAR STORYLINE: An offensive staff meeting room at Oklahoma’s Barry Switzer Center is a nursery for NFL quarterbacks. That’s where quarterbacks meet daily with Sooners coaches, and where three current NFL starting quarterbacks honed their technique. Entering this week, no other college has produced more NFL starters.
- Two of those quarterbacks, KYLER MURRAY and BAKER MAYFIELD, reunite when ARIZONA (1-2) travels to CAROLINA (1-2) for a Sunday tilt (4:05 PM ET, FOX). In December 2015, Murray transferred to OU believing he would sit out the 2016 season while Mayfield played what was to be his final year for the Sooners. However, in summer 2016, the Big 12 voted to give Mayfield an additional year of eligibility. Murray had to wait two years to replace Mayfield, who won the 2017 Heisman Trophy and was selected No. 1 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft. Then, Murray won the 2018 Heisman and went No. 1 overall in 2019.
- JALEN HURTS, who like Murray and Mayfield also transferred to Oklahoma, replaced Murray as the Sooners’ starter in 2019. And while Hurts didn’t win the Heisman or go No. 1 overall, he enters this week among early season NFL MVP candidates, leading the NFC’s lone undefeated team. Hurts, who has 167 rushing yards and 916 passing yards, is the first player in NFL annals to average at least 50 rushing yards per game and 300-or-more passing yards per game over his team’s first three contests of a season.
9. TREND TIME: The GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-1) host the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-2) on Sunday at Lambeau Field (4:25 PM ET, CBS). Green Bay is looking for its 15th consecutive regular-season home win. Since 2000, only three franchises (New England four times, Baltimore and the St. Louis Rams) have strung together home winning streaks that long.
10. THIS WEEK IN NFL HISTORY: Sept. 30, 2007 (15 years ago) – The Giants match a single-game league record with 12 sacks, the most by an NFL team since 1985, en route to a 16-3 win over the Eagles. OSI UMENYIORA records six of New York’s sacks and forces two fumbles as the Giants take an important step toward an eventual Super Bowl victory over undefeated New England in Arizona.
11. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-1) visit the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-2) on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN). The teams have combined to represent the NFC in three of the last four Super Bowls. Late last season, the teams split a pair of significant games, the 49ers winning an overtime season finale at SoFi Stadium, 27-24, to clinch a playoff berth, and the Rams winning the NFC Championship Game, 20-17, to clinch a Super Bowl berth. … The Week 4 NFL slate features two other rematches from recent postseasons: A Super Bowl LV rematch, KANSAS CITY (2-1) vs. TAMPA BAY (2-1) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), and MINNESOTA (2-1) vs. NEW ORLEANS (1-2) in London, rekindling memories of the Minneapolis Miracle in the 2017 NFC Divisional playoffs.
WEEK 4 NFL SCHEDULE
(All times Eastern)
Thursday, September 29
Miami at Cincinnati
Sunday, October 2
Minnesota vs. New Orleans (London)
Cleveland at Atlanta
Buffalo at Baltimore
Washington at Dallas
Seattle at Detroit
Los Angeles Chargers at Houston
Tennessee at Indianapolis
Chicago at New York Giants
Jacksonville at Philadelphia
New York Jets at Pittsburgh
Arizona at Carolina
New England at Green Bay
Denver at Las Vegas
Kansas City at Tampa Bay
Monday, October 3
Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco
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|'NFL's Most Interesting Jobs' with Steve Smith Sr. Premieres TODAY on YouTube|
Five-Episode Season Airs Tuesdays at 1:00 PM ET on the NFL's YouTube Channel
Explores the NFL's Most Interesting Jobs
A new series NFL's Most Interesting Jobs premieres TODAY with NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr.
Each episode airs on Tuesday at 1:00 PM ET on the NFL's YouTube channel and explores the NFL's most interesting jobs. From feeding an entire NFL organization to preparing the locker room for Super Bowl LVI, each episode finds Smith Sr. learning a new job as he shares the stories of individuals who help the NFL and teams operate.
Provided below is a broadcast schedule of each episode:
- TODAY: NFL Head Chef and Nutritionist – Smith Sr. joins the Minnesota Vikings' head chef and nutritionist to learn what it takes to feed a team and keep them healthy. Full episode available HERE
- Tuesday, October 4: NFL Coaching Staff – Smith Sr. joins the New York Giants' coaching staff to find out what it takes to get the players ready for Sunday
- Tuesday, October 11: NFL Equipment Manager – Smith Sr. learns from the Los Angeles Rams' equipment staff what it takes to get the locker room ready for Super Bowl LVI
- Tuesday, October 18: NFL K Ball Specialist – Smith Sr. takes the field as the K Ball Specialist for the Kansas City Chiefs to learn how the team manages the proper kicking footballs during the game
- Tuesday, October 25: NFL Strength and Conditioning Staff – Smith Sr. joins the Buffalo Bills' Strength and Conditioning staff to learn all of the techniques used to make sure players can play to their best ability on game day
|Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints From London EXCLUSIVELY on NFL Network and NFL+|
Vikings-Saints Sunday at 9:30 AM ET EXCLUSIVELY on NFL Network & NFL+
Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin & Jamie Erdahl on the Call
'NFL GameDay Kickoff' Airs at 7:00 AM ET
The NFL returns to London with quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings facing quarterback Jameis Winston and the New Orleans Saints on Sunday, October 2 at 9:30 AM ET from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium EXCLUSIVELY on NFL Network and NFL+.
Vikings-Saints will also be available on local broadcast stations in Minneapolis (KSTP) and New Orleans (WWL). Fans can also stream the game through NFL digital properties across devices (NFL.com and the NFL app), NFL Network distributors' apps and sites, and on phones with NFL+. Live game audio will be broadcast nationally by Westwood One, and caried on SiriusXM, the NFL app and NFL.com. For a full list of viewing options, fans can visit NFL.com/watch.
Play-by-play announcer Kevin Kugler, game analyst Mark Sanchez, and sideline reporters Laura Okmin and Jamie Erdahl call the game.
Coverage on Sunday begins at 7:00 AM ET on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff, hosted by Colleen Wolfe, Kurt Warner, Willie McGinest and Cynthia Frelund from Los Angeles. Additionally, NFL Media Insiders Ian Rapoport, Mike Garafolo and Tom Pelissero provide the latest news and information from around the league, and Stacey Dales and Rachel Bonnetta join from London.
Wolfe, Warner and McGinest provide coverage during halftime of Vikings-Saints and postgame.
NFL Network's coverage on Sunday continues at 1:00 PM ET with NFL GameDay Live, followed by NFL GameDay Highlights at 7:30 PM ET and NFL GameDay Final at 11:30 PM ET.
|NFL and IFAF Expand List of Global Flag Football Ambassadors|
Global ambassador program to amplify international advancement of flag football
Jalen Hurts, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Eli Manning among latest superstar ambassadors
The National Football League (NFL) and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) today announced the second team of Global Flag Football Ambassadors to amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide.
Jalen Hurts, Amon-Ra St. Brown and Eli Manning are among the latest to join an all-star team of men and women, including current American and flag football players, Legends, coaches and officials as ambassadors who will work together to further raise the profile and promote the unique values of one of the world’s fastest growing sports.
The Flag Football Ambassadors team – first announced ahead of the NFL season kickoff earlier this month - supports the combined global efforts of the NFL and IFAF to increase awareness, interest, and participation in flag football internationally and drive forward the development of the game.
The National Football League announced earlier today a transformation of the Pro Bowl, renaming the tentpole event as ‘The Pro Bowl Games.’ Taking place in Las Vegas in 2023, The week-long celebration of player skills will feature an exciting new format that spotlights Flag football. In addition to the AFC vs NFC game on Sunday, The Pro Bowl Games will integrate Flag throughout the week, including the Play Football Opening Night and NFL FLAG Championships, which was created in partnership with RCX Sports and will feature the top girls’ and boys’ youth Flag teams from across the country and around the world.
Currently played by men, women, boys, and girls of all ages in more than 100 countries around the world, flag football is poised for even greater expansion as the cornerstone of the NFL’s domestic and international participation and development strategies. Momentum is growing behind the sport following its debut at The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama earlier this year with IFAF preparing to launch the biggest-ever cycle of elite international flag competition, including full continental representation for the first time in 2023. Flag is a fast-paced, non-contact, creative and highly skilled format that benefits from being easily accessible and inclusive making it the perfect vehicle to attract new players, accelerate growth and promote the message of football for all.
The newest members of the Global Flag Football Ambassador team are:
- Desiree Abrams – First woman to officiate the Super Bowl, NFL Replay Assistant
- Jalen Hurts – Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback
- Eli Manning – 2X Super Bowl Champion, New York Giants Legend
- Amon-Ra St. Brown – Detroit Lions Wide Receiver
- Osi Umenyiora – Super Bowl Champion, New York Giants Legend
The latest additions not only highlight the scope and ambition of the group to grow the game worldwide but also point to the impact international players have on the NFL itself. Osi Umenyiora, the first British-born player to win a Super Bowl, was born in London to Nigerian parents and now works to raise the profile of the game in Europe and Africa. Amon-Ra St. Brown also has international ties - as a German national who speaks fluent German and French, thanks to his German-born mother, he is gaining a powerful following in Europe.
Desiree Abrams, meanwhile, in addition to being the first woman to officiate a Super Bowl has made a name for herself on the international stage, including as a member of the referee team to oversee flag football at The World Games, as well as the IFAF World Flag Football Championships in 2018 and 2021 and the IFAF Women’s World Championship in 2022. In 2016 she founded the National Women’s Football Officials Association that seeks to accelerate opportunities for female referees in football.
“Flag football continues to give many people, who otherwise would not have a chance to play the game, an opportunity to play competitively,” said Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts. “As an advocate for women’s sports, I admire how the platform is inclusive, giving talented and skilled women and girls across the world a way to get active on the field.”
“Flag football is an incredible opportunity for the next generation across the globe to be introduced to our sport and learn skills that transcend football,” said Detroit Lions Wide Receiver, Amon-Ra St. Brown.” I’m honored to be a part of the efforts to expand interest in flag in only my second NFL season and I know people in Germany and around Europe are excited to get involved in this fantastic game.”
“I’m honored to be part of the Global Flag Football Ambassadors team,” said Two Time Super Bowl Champion, Eli Manning. “I think it’s important that football continues to provide an inclusive and exciting entry point, but what flag football is showing is that it’s also so much more than that. It’s a team sport that people can continue playing into adulthood at the elite level, and we have some incredibly talented athletes participating. The growth both here in the U.S. and worldwide is exceptional.”“I’m really honored to be named a global flag ambassador,” said NFL Legend Osi Umenyiora. “I believe flag football is a fantastic and easily accessible way to enjoy our great game, and to expand it to countries where football isn’t traditionally played. In the UK and in Africa, where I run talent training camps, it is growing at an incredible pace and I can only see it getting bigger and better as more people are exposed to this exciting, fast-paced and creative format. Being involved with the NFL internationally for the last several years, I cannot wait to see what we are able to accomplish together.”
|Thursday Night Capsule - Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals|
THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:
MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-0) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-2)
Week 4 of the 2022 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, September 29 (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video) as the Miami Dolphins (3-0) visit the Cincinnati Bengals (1-2) in a matchup between the AFC’s last undefeated team this season and the conference’s representative in last season’s Super Bowl. Miami leads the all-time regular-season series, 17-7, and the home team has won each of the past five meetings between the two clubs.
Miami defeated Buffalo, 21-19, in Week 3 to advance to 3-0 for the first time since 2018 and looks for its first 4-0 start to a season since 1995. Quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA passed for 296 yards with one touchdown in the teams’ last meeting against Cincinnati and ranks second in the NFL this season in passing yards (925) and tied for third in touchdown passes (eight). He aims for his third start in a row with a completion percentage of 70-or-higher and a passer rating of 120-or-higher. Wide receivers JAYLEN WADDLE (342 receiving yards) and TYREEK HILL (317) rank second and third, respectively, in receiving yards this season. Last week, Waddle recorded four receptions and his third-career game with at least 100 receiving yards. He has 123 receptions in 19 career games, second-most by a player in his first 20 career games in NFL history. Hill registered seven receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown in his last game against the Bengals (2021 AFC Championship with Kansas City) and has a receiving touchdown in six of his seven career games on Thursday Night Football.
Linebacker MELVIN INGRAM totaled two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in Week 3 and recorded a sack in his last game against Cincinnati (2021 AFC Championship with Kansas City). He has 4.5 sacks and seven tackles for loss in eight career Thursday games. Cornerback XAVIEN HOWARD recorded two passes defensed last week and aims for his sixth in a row with a pass defensed. He recorded an interception in the teams’ last meeting and has 27 interceptions since 2016, most among all players. In Week 3, safety JEVON HOLLAND set career highs in tackles (10) and sacks (1.5) and added two passed defensed and his first career forced fumble.
Cincinnati earned its first win of the season in Week 3 as quarterback JOE BURROW passed for 275 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 114.9 rating. Burrow has 4,467 passing yards (319.1 per game) and 30 total touchdowns (26 passing, four rushing) in 14 career home starts and can become the first quarterback since DREW BREES (2015-16) with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes in five consecutive home games. He also aims for his third in a row on Thursday Night Football with at least 300 passing yards and two touchdown passes. Running back JOE MIXON has 13 touchdowns (11 rushing, two receiving) in his past 12 home games and totaled 115 scrimmage yards (93 rushing, 22 receiving) and a touchdown catch in his last home game against Miami (Week 5, 2018). Wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE recorded his 15th-career touchdown reception in Week 3, tied for the second-most among all players since he entered the league last season, while wide receiver TYLER BOYD led the team with 105 receiving yards. Boyd registered a 72-yard touchdown reception in the teams’ last meeting and aims for his third in a row against Miami with a touchdown.
Defensive end TREY HENDRICKSON recorded his first 2.5 sacks of the season and a career-high two forced fumbles in Week 3. He is one of three AFC players (MYLES GARRETT and T.J. WATT) with at least 16 sacks (16.5) since 2021. Linebacker LOGAN WILSON registered his seventh-career interception last week, most among linebackers since he entered the NFL in 2020. Safety JESSIE BATES notched his 11th-career interception in Week 3 and recorded an interception against Miami in the teams’ last home game in Cincinnati (Week 5, 2018). Since 2018, Bates is one of two defensive backs (JORDAN POYER) with at least 400 tackles (414) and 10 interceptions (11).
Prime Video will stream 15 Thursday Night Football games this season (Weeks 2-17, excluding Thanksgiving). The game will feature Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit and Kaylee Hartung on the call.
For the Week 4 Miami-Cincinnati capsule, click here.
|NFL REINVENTS PRO BOWL AS ‘THE PRO BOWL GAMES’ PRESENTED BY VERIZON, REPLACES TACKLE GAME WITH FLAG FOOTBALL AND SKILLS COMPETITIONS STARTING IN 2023|
Multi-day AFC vs NFC competition culminates in action-packed Flag football game on Sunday, televised on ESPN and ABC, along with new skills challenges and major musical performance
The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon will keep fan-favorite activities, while innovating certain areas of week-long event in Las Vegas to deliver unforgettable experience for players, families and fans
Peyton Manning and Omaha Productions will help shape programming for tentpole event
September 26, 2022, New York, NY – The National Football League announced today a transformation of the Pro Bowl, renaming the tentpole event as 'The Pro Bowl Games.' Taking place in Las Vegas in 2023, The Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon will be a week-long celebration of player skills featuring an exciting new format that spotlights Flag football. The multi-day AFC vs NFC competition will culminate in an action-packed Flag game featuring Pro Bowl players at Allegiant Stadium, and will air on ESPN and ABC on Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Throughout the week, The Pro Bowl Games will also integrate new challenges where players showcase their football and non-football skills in unique competitions. The revamped programming allows the top stars to show off their skills and celebrate their accomplishments in a fun, memorable way, surrounded by their families and fans.
To program the week-long event, the NFL will work with partners, including ESPN, as well as some of the biggest names in football. Peyton Manning and Omaha Productions— which co-created and executive produces the Emmy-Award-winning Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli alongside ESPN, as well as ESPN+'s critically acclaimed PLACES series in partnership with NFL Films — will help shape the programming throughout the week. Manning himself will provide a unique perspective as a 14-time Pro Bowl player who understands the importance of the event to players and fans. He will also be a key part of the coaching staff for the AFC vs NFC Flag football game.
"We've received invaluable feedback from players, teams and fans about reimagining the Pro Bowl, and as a result, we're thrilled to use The Pro Bowl Games as a platform to spotlight Flag football as an integral part of the sport's future while also introducing fun, new forms of competition and entertainment that will bring our players, their families and fans closer than ever before," said PETER O'REILLY, NFL Executive Vice President, Club Business and League Events. "Building on the success of the 2022 Pro Bowl and 2022 Draft, as well as our strong partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas Raiders, we look forward to bringing The 2023 Pro Bowl Games to the capital of world-class sports and entertainment."
As a growing focus for the organization, Flag football has been a critical piece of the NFL's participation and development strategy, due to its highly accessible and inclusive qualities. In addition to the AFC vs NFC game on Sunday, The Pro Bowl Games will integrate Flag throughout the week, including the Play Football Opening Night and NFL FLAG Championships presented by Subway, which was created in partnership with RCX Sports and will feature the top girls' and boys' youth Flag teams from across the country and around the world. Most recently, the league celebrated a major milestone for the global growth and popularity of the football format, partnering with the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) this summer to bring Flag football to The World Games in Birmingham, Alabama.
In the same way Flag celebrates the game of football at all levels, The Pro Bowl Games will highlight key partnerships that empower future generations, such as Boys & Girls Clubs of America. With a long-standing league relationship that supports Flag football programs and drives social justice conversations as a recent Inspire Change grant recipient, Boys & Girls Clubs of America will team up with the NFL to elevate philanthropic efforts and community activations throughout the week of The Pro Bowl Games. This collaboration will provide an opportunity for AFC and NFC Pro Bowl players to continue their ongoing engagement with America's youth through exciting activities and in-person experiences.
While The Pro Bowl Games includes many new elements, it will maintain fan-favorite moments and events, including fan voting, which will start in the fall and help determine the NFC and AFC team rosters; skills activities, where the NFL's best players participate in unique competitions; and the East-West Shrine Bowl, where senior collegiate pro prospects have an opportunity to showcase and develop their talents, as well as engage in life-changing experiences with the patients and families of the Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Further into the season, the NFL will provide the week-long schedule and additional details surrounding The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon. Fans interested in receiving the latest information can register at NFL.com/ProBowlGames for exclusive ticket presale and VIP package opportunities.
|Seven From Sunday - Week 3|
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played during the 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET windows on Sunday, September 25, the third week of the 2022 season.
- In Week 3, two teams advanced to 3-0: MIAMI and PHILADELPHIA. The New York Giants (2-0) host Dallas on Monday Night Football and can advance to 3-0 for the first time since 2009.
Thirty teams have at least one win through the first three weeks for the second time since 2002, joining the 2012 season (30 of 32). It also marks the fifth time since 1970 that there are only two winless teams through the first three weeks of a season, joining the 1988, 1989, 1990 and 2012 seasons.
Seven teams – BALTIMORE, CHICAGO, CLEVELAND, JACKSONVILLE, MIAMI, MINNESOTA and the NEW YORK GIANTS – have won at least two of their first three games after missing the postseason in 2021. The Denver Broncos (1-1) can also join this group with a win against San Francisco on Sunday Night Football.
- With two games yet to be completed in Week 3, there have been 17 games decided by three points or fewer this season, the most such games through the first three weeks of a season in NFL history.
There have been 24 games this season decided by six-or-fewer points, tied with 2013 (24 games) for the most such games ever through the first three weeks.
Eleven of 14 games (78.6 percent) completed in Week 3 have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter.
There have been 12 games this season decided by a game-winning score in the final two minutes of regulation or in overtime, tied for the fourth-most such games through Week 3 all-time. Only 2013 (13 games), 2012 (13) and 1979 (13) had more.
- With two games yet to be completed in Week 3, there have been 11 teams to win or tie after trailing in the fourth quarter, tied for the fourth-most such teams ever through the first three weeks. Only 2013 (14), 1997 (14) and 2016 (12) had more.
There have been five teams that have overcome a deficit of at least 14 points to win or tie this season, tied for the third-most such teams through Week 3 all-time, trailing only the 2011 (six) and 1979 (six) seasons.
There have been nine teams that have overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win or tie this season, tied for the fourth-most such teams ever through the first three weeks, trailing only 2011 (11 teams), 1987 (11) and 2020 (10).
- Baltimore quarterback LAMAR JACKSON recorded four touchdown passes with a 110.3 rating and added 107 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the Ravens' 37-26 win over New England.
Jackson is the second player in NFL history to record at least four touchdown passes, 100 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a single game, joining RANDALL CUNNINGHAM (four touchdown passes, 124 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown on November 4, 1990).
Jackson, who recorded three touchdown passes and 119 rushing yards in Week 2, is the first player in the Super Bowl era to record at least three touchdown passes and 100-or-more rushing yards in consecutive games.
Baltimore kicker JUSTIN TUCKER recorded his 50th career field goal of at least 50 yards and is the fourth player ever with 50 career 50-yard field goals, joining MATT PRATER (66), SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI (58) and JASON HANSON (52).
- Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 255 yards with two touchdowns and one interception for a 103.9 rating in the Packers' 14-12 win at Tampa Bay.
Rodgers has 143 career games with at least two touchdown passes and surpassed PHILIP RIVERS (142 games) for the fifth-most such games all-time. Only TOM BRADY (198), DREW BREES (173) and Pro Football Hall of Famers PEYTON MANNING (165) and BRETT FAVRE (159) have more.
- Miami wide receiver JAYLEN WADDLE, appearing in his 19th career game, recorded four receptions for 102 yards in the Dolphins' 21-19 win over Buffalo.
Waddle has 123 receptions in 19 career games and surpassed ANQUAN BOLDIN (121 receptions) and MICHAEL THOMAS (120) for the second-most receptions by a player in his first 20 career games in NFL history. Only ODELL BECKHAM JR. (141 receptions) has more.
- Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN recorded his 50th career touchdown reception in the Vikings' comeback victory over Detroit in Week 3.
Thielen is the fourth undrafted player since 1967 with at least 50 career touchdown receptions, joining ANTONIO GATES (116 touchdown receptions), ROD SMITH (68) and WES WELKER (50).
|International Icon Rihanna Takes Center Stage for Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show Sunday, February 12, 2023 on FOX|
[NEW YORK, Sept. 25, 2022] -- Today Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation announce international icon, entrepreneur and philanthropist Rihanna will take center stage at State Farm Stadium for the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show at Super Bowl LVII, on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona.
The Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show telecast will be produced by DPS with Roc Nation and Jesse Collins serving as executive producers, and Hamish Hamilton serving as director. Roc Nation is also serving as the strategic entertainment advisors of the live performance.
"Rihanna is a generational talent, a woman of humble beginnings who has surpassed expectations at every turn. A person born on the small island of Barbados who became one of the most prominent artists ever. Self-made in business and entertainment," said Shawn "JAY-Z" Carter.
"We are thrilled to welcome Rihanna to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show stage," said Seth Dudowsky, NFL Head of Music. "Rihanna is a once in a generation artist who has been a cultural force throughout her career. We look forward to collaborating with Rihanna, Roc Nation and Apple Music to bring fans another historic Halftime Show performance."
"Rihanna is an incredible recording artist who is a favorite for many millions of Apple Music customers around the world," said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music and Beats. "We're excited to partner with Rihanna, Roc Nation and the NFL to bring music and sports fans a momentous show — what an incredible artist for the inaugural Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show."
Over the coming months, fans can expect to see exclusive details and sneak peeks leading up to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show by following @AppleMusic on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.
This marks the first year of a partnership between Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation.
Earlier this year, the Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show which featured a lineup of trailblazing musicians including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar made history, garnering five Creative Arts Emmy nominations. The critically acclaimed performance won three Creative Arts Emmys, including Outstanding Variety Special (Live), a first ever for the show.
Past Super Bowl Halftime Show performances include The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, Madonna and more.
For more information about Super Bowl LVII, visit SuperBowl.com.
|NFL Introduces the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show|
Multi-year partnership bringing Apple's creativity and expertise to the most-watched musical performance of the year
Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show to debut at Super Bowl LVII on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, AZ
SEPT. 22, 2022: The NFL today announced Apple Music as the new partner for the Super Bowl Halftime Show. The multi-year partnership brings together the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the most-watched musical performance of the year, with Apple Music, which celebrates musicians, songwriters, producers and fans, and offers the world's best music listening experience with a catalog of over 90 million songs, and immersive sound powered by Spatial Audio. Apple revolutionized the music experience with iPod and iTunes, and today continues the award-winning tradition with Apple Music.
"We are proud to welcome Apple Music to the NFL family as our new partner for the iconic Super Bowl Halftime Show," said Nana-Yaw Asamoah, SVP of Partner Strategy for the NFL. "We couldn't think of a more appropriate partner for the world's most-watched musical performance than Apple Music, a service that entertains, inspires, and motivates millions of people around the world through the intersection of music and technology."
Super Bowl LVII, which will be played on Sunday, February 12, 2023 in Glendale, AZ, will mark Apple Music's first year as part of the Super Bowl Halftime Show. Over the coming months, fans can expect to see exclusive details and sneak peeks leading up to the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show by following @AppleMusic on TikTok, Instagram and Twitter.
"Music and sports hold a special place in our hearts, so we're very excited Apple Music will be part of music and football's biggest stage," said Oliver Schusser, Apple's vice president of Apple Music and Beats. "We're looking forward to even more epic performances next year and beyond with the Apple Music Super Bowl Halftime Show."
Over 120 million viewers watched The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show live earlier this year, which featured a lineup of trailblazing musicians, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar and marked the first time these five multi-award-winning artists performed together on stage. The Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show was awarded three Creative Emmy awards.
Past Super Bowl Halftime Show performances include The Weeknd, Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Prince, Madonna and more.
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