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NFL Network and Freddy Wexler Debut Unfinished Business, Short Form Documentary on All Deaf Football State Champions

 

 

Produced for NFL Network's Emmy Award-winning series NFL 360, 'Unfinished Businesscaptures the historic rise of the California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR) Cubs—the first all deaf football team to ever win the California State Championship—through the lens of head coach Keith Adams and his family. 

Los Angeles, California (12/16/22) – Earlier this month, NFL Network and filmmaker Freddy Wexler co-hosted a special screening of Unfinished Business for the California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR) Cubs and coaching staff at the NFL's West Coast Headquarters.

Shot over the course of the past year and produced for NFL Network's Emmy Award-winning series NFL 360Unfinished Business offers a window into the indispensable role Keith Adams played in the CSDR Cubs' success and a glimpse of the journey that brought him to Riverside.

Adams' two sons played on the team, including star quarterback and captain Trevin, whose championship game stats include 10 touchdowns and 202 yards on the ground. Himself a former D1 college football player, Coach Adams oversaw the end of a 68-year losing streak for the now-undefeated Cubs—the only Deaf team in an otherwise all-hearing league. NFL Network analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner serves as the main correspondent of the documentary.

Unfinished Business will air on NFL Network at 10 am ET on Christmas Day, December 25th. Additionally, fans can stream Unfinished Business on demand through NFL digital properties across devices (NFL.com and the NFL app), NFL Network distributors' apps and sites, and on phones with NFL+. Unfinished Business can also be viewed on the NFL's official YouTube channel.

Coach Keith Adams said, "I'm honored that Freddy Wexler and NFL Network spent over a year getting to know me, my family, and the players at large. I hope this documentary helps the hearing world better understand about life from a deaf perspective."

NFL Network Senior Coordinating Producer Dallas Hitchcock said, "NFL 360 is excited to have combined storytelling forces with Freddy Wexler in this once-in-a-lifetime sports project that honors not only the players but also their fearless leader: Coach Keith Adams."

Filmmaker Freddy Wexler stated, "Meeting Keith and learning about his story has been a profound experience. I am grateful to have gone with the NFL behind the scenes to capture a glimpse of the personal journey that led Coach Keith to the Cubs—and the Cubs to the state championship."

 

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The story of Coach Adams, his sons, and the historic rise of the CSDR Cubs is separately the subject of an upcoming Hollywood feature film for MGM's Orion Pictures, which Wexler is also producing.

 

This project joins a growing slate of film and television projects produced by Wexler, including the previously-announced SOUL SUPERHERO, which Wexler is producing with Westbrook Studios and co-writing with Kwame Kwei-Armah, GRACE, which Wexler is producing for Walt Disney Pictures and co-writing with Kiera Allen, and the untitled Keith Adams feature film, which Wexler is producing for MGM's Orion Pictures. Wexler is represented by CAA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.

TICKETS TO SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY LOWE’S, SUPER BOWL OPENING NIGHT PRESENTED BY FAST TWITCH AVAILABLE BEGINNING SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

Celebrate Super Bowl LVII at Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's at Phoenix Convention Center - NFL's interactive football theme park

Fans are also invited to Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitchto welcome Super Bowl players and coaches to Arizona

Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's – NFL's interactive football theme park – will return to Phoenix, Arizona, for Super Bowl LVII on Saturday, February 4 – Sunday, February 5, and from Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, February 11 at the Phoenix Convention Center.

Tickets go on sale Saturday, December 17 – 57 Days from Super Bowl LVII - at SuperBowl.com/ExperienceTickets. Tickets for Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's start at $20, and kids 12 and under can attend FREE every day. On the five days Super Bowl Experience is open, fans can also purchase tickets at the Phoenix Convention Center located at 100 N. Third St. between Washington and Monroe streets.

Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's will offer fans the opportunity to collect autographs from current NFL players and Legends, shop for merchandise from NFL Shop presented by Visa and participate in new and enhanced interactive games and youth football clinics. Super Bowl Experience will also feature photo opportunities with the Vince Lombardi Trophy, a 40-yard dash against NFL players on LED screens and a Super Bowl display showcasing all 56 Super Bowl rings.

The NFL OnePass app is required for entry into Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's. For more information and a complete schedule of events for Super Bowl Experience, visit SuperBowl.com and download the NFL OnePass app. Fans who download and register for the NFL OnePass app will also be entered for a chance to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl LVII.

Following the conclusion of the first weekend of Super Bowl Experience, the national kickoff to Super Bowl week commences with Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch. The fan-friendly event will return ahead of Super Bowl LVII and take place Monday, February 6, at 6 P.M. MST at the Footprint Center in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.

Fans are invited to be there for Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch, as hundreds of media members will interview the Super Bowl players and coaches for the first time during their sole public appearance in Arizona before taking the field for Super Bowl LVII. Opening Night is the only time the two teams will be together in one location prior to Super Bowl Sunday.

Tickets for Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch are $20, with no additional fees. Fans can visit SuperBowl.com/OpeningNight to purchase tickets starting Saturday, December 17.

Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch will also feature live entertainment, special appearances and autographs by NFL Legends, team mascots, fan photo opportunities, and the chance to win prizes, including two tickets to Super Bowl LVII by checking in with the Super Bowl OnePass app.  Fans are encouraged to bring their own headphones so they can use their OnePass app to listen to the individual player interview feeds.

Fans can also tune-in to NFL Network, which is home to Super Bowl Opening Night, starting 6 PM MST. Coverage will be hosted by Rich Eisen from NFL Network Headquarters, while Michael Irvin will be live at Footprint Center interviewing all the main players of Super Bowl LVII. Super Bowl Opening Night coverage will also be featured on FS1 and ESPN2 starting at 6 PM MST.

In addition to Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's at Phoenix Convention Center and Super Bowl Opening Night presented by Fast Twitch at the Footprint Center, the NFL, in partnership with the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee, will take over downtown Phoenix with a second interactive experience — Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's at Hance Park — from Thursday, Feb. 9 - Sunday, Feb. 12. Super Bowl Experience at Hance Park, which is FREE to fans of all ages, will be a multi-day, outdoor festival featuring live music and entertainment, local cuisine and multicultural celebrations. The first-ever NFL sanctioned Super Bowl LVII Watch Party will begin at 11 A.M. MST on Super Bowl Sunday and fans are permitted to bring outdoor folding chairs. 

For more information on the event and updates on other Super Bowl LVII celebrations, fans may visit SuperBowl.com/EventInfo.

SUPER BOWL EXPERIENCE PRESENTED BY LOWE'S AT PHOENIX CONVENTION CENTER HOURS OF OPERATION & TICKET INFORMATION:

DATEHOURS OF OPERATIONADULTKIDS 12 & UNDER
Saturday, Feb. 410 A.M. – 10 P.M.$20FREE
Sunday, Feb. 510 A.M. – 8 P.M.$20FREE
Monday, Feb. 6CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
Tuesday, Feb. 7CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
Wednesday, Feb. 8CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED
Thursday, Feb. 93 P.M. – 10 P.M.$40FREE
Friday, Feb. 103 P.M. – 10 P.M.$40FREE
Saturday, Feb.1110 A.M. – 10 P.M.$40FREE
Sunday, Feb 12CLOSEDCLOSEDCLOSED

(Times are local and are subject to change)

*Please note that this is a cashless event, providing fans a safer and more hygienic environment.

SBXTRASBXTRA tickets include a general ticket to Super Bowl Experience presented by Lowe's, which is required for entry into the event. SBXTRA allows fans priority access to their favorite Super Bowl Experience attractions ALL DAY beginning at the time slot purchased. Look for the SBXTRA sign at the following attractions:• Autograph Stage (one autograph for each SBXTRA purchase)• Vince Lombardi Trophy (one photo for each SBXTRA purchase)• Interactive Games (unlimited access)

SBXTRA Ticket$60 (for all ages)
NFL CONTINUES TO ‘INSPIRE CHANGE’ THROUGH COMMITMENTS TO SOCIAL JUSTICE

Five New Grant Partners Focused on Police- Community Relations Selected to Receive Social Justice Funding

NFL Announces Inaugural Inspire Change Changemaker Award to Recognize Individuals Who Are Uplifting Their Communities Through Social Justice

NEW YORK (December 15, 2022) – For the second consecutive year, the National Football League (NFL) and its 32 clubs will highlight its commitment to social justice during the regular season through game-day stadium activations and awareness. Inspire Change, the league's year-round social justice initiative. will come to life on field starting today and continuing through Weeks 15 and 16, integrating in-stadium elements as well as video content during game broadcasts that highlight the impactful social justice work done by NFL players, clubs, the league office, and social justice grant partners to break down barriers to opportunity and end systemic racism. New elements to Inspire Change this year include the addition of five inspire change grant partners and the NFL's Inaugural Inspire Change Changemaker Award.

"We are proud of the work we've done across the league to help build lasting change that supports the most under-resourced and vulnerable people within our communities. says NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "Every single day, we are committed to working with our clubs, players, and social justice partners to build a more equitable and just world. It is up to all of us to Inspire Change."

New Social Justice Grant Partners

As part of Inspire Change the league has also awarded funding to five new national grant partners: Atlanta Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD), Chicago's Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement (CARE), CHOOSE 180, Gulf Coast JFCS Community Assistance and Life Liaison Program (CALL), and Peace for DC.

These national grant partners represent the expansion of Inspire Change's police-community relations pillar to include organizations that use key methods to bring law enforcement and communities together to create meaningful change in policing, policies, and engagement. The methods, which have the support of both community advocates and law enforcement include:

  • Co-Responder Models: Providing alternative responses for 9-1-1 or 3-1-1 calls that pertain to mental health crises; and
  • Intervention Models: Selecting organizations that address community violence and youth impacted by the court system

These national grant partners were recently approved by the Social Justice Working Group, comprised of five players and legends and five NFL club owners, including Michael Bidwill (Arizona Cardinals), Arthur Blank (Atlanta Falcons), Gayle Benson (New Orleans Saints), Dee Haslam (Cleveland Browns), Shad Khan (Jacksonville Jaguars), Kelvin Beachum (Arizona Cardinals), Anquan Boldin (NFL Legend), Demario Davis (New Orleans Saints), Josh Norman (Free Agent), and Aeneas Williams (NFL Legend).   

Since 2017, the NFL has provided more than $244 million to more than 40 national grant partners and more than 600 grassroots organizations across the country, nearing its 10-year, $250 million commitment to social justice efforts. This includes more than 1,800 Inspire Change matching grants provided by the NFL Foundation to current NFL players and Legends for nonprofits of their choice to help reduce barriers to opportunity. Grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that focus on the four Inspire Change pillars: education, economic advancement, police-community relations, and criminal justice reform.

2022 Inspire Change Changemaker Award

The NFL has launched the 2022 Inspire Change Changemaker Award. The league's newly established award recognizes individuals who are making a difference in their communities through social justice work, either individually or as part of a non-profit organization, across each of the NFL's 32 club markets. Inspire Change Changemaker Award recipients were selected by each club based on their outstanding work in the community, supporting one or more of the four key pillars encompassed in the Inspire Change Initiative:

All 32 recipients will receive a $10,000 donation, courtesy of the NFL Foundation, to the social justice 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization of their choice. Each Changemaker will be announced or recognized during Weeks 15 and 16 by their respective club. To learn more about the 32 Changemakers, visit www.nfl.com/changemakers.

In-Stadium Activations

Clubs will highlight in-stadium activations including endzone stencils with social justice messaging "It Takes All of Us" and "End Racism," goalpost wraps and banners, sideline branding, helmet stickers, and Inspire Change branded towels and wristbands for players. Nike Inspire Change branded t-shirts and hoodies will also be available for coaches, players and all sideline personnel. Fans will be able to watch video compilations of players and Clubs volunteering in their communities both in-stadium and in-game broadcasts, and view Inspire Change grant partner features and PSA's which highlight the impactful work being done by NFL players and grant partners in their local communities. These vignettes will feature Inspire Change grant partners, as well as several NFL players including Saquon Barkley (New York Giants), Calais Campbell (Baltimore Ravens), and Dion Dawkins (Buffalo Bills). These will air during national game broadcasts and will be featured on NFL Network, NFL.com, and the NFL's social media channels.

Separately, NFL Media debut a three-part docuseries next week featuring New Orleans Saints All-Pro linebacker, Demario Davis and his Devoted Dreamers Academy, an after-school program launching January 2023 designed to serve New Orleans youth through sports, academics, and mentorship.

Additionally, the NFL has again worked with New Era to provide Inspire Change branded headwear for coaches, players, and all sideline personnel, including fitted caps, snap backs, flexfits, knits and adjustable headwear. The collection features seven silhouettes with all 32 clubs represented with designs featuring the words 'opportunity, equity, freedom and justice' and is available for purchase at NewEraCap.com, NFLShop.com, and Fanatics. 100 percent of the League's proceeds will be donated to Inspire Change grant recipients.

"Focusing on building police and community relations is where real change and impact will be created community by community," says Takeo Spikes, Players Coalition Advocate and Executive Task Force Member, and NFL Legend"Through the Social Justice grants, Players Coalition and the NFL's Inspire Change initiative continue to invest in, and support organizations that are most effectively bringing together law enforcement and community advocates to meet the community needs and create positive change in local policing and policy. This commitment to improve social justice through innovative solutions and community-based approaches is where we believe the greatest impact will be had."

More About the NFL's New Inspire Change Grant Partners:

  • Atlanta Policing Alternatives & Diversion Initiative (PAD)Provides immediate response to people diverted by law enforcement or referred by community members through Atlanta 311 in an effort to reduce arrest and incarceration of people experiencing extreme poverty, substance abuse, or mental health concerns, and increase the accessibility of supportive services. NFL funding will support PAD's ability to accept pre-arrest diversions through Atlanta Police Department and provide care navigation, direct housing, and legal navigation support for an average of 3-9 months, a critical length of time.
  • Chicago's Crisis Assistance Response and Engagement (CARE) ProgramIntegrates mental health professionals into Chicago's 911 system to ensure individuals experiencing a crisis are met with healthcare support. NFL will assist in expanding CARE teams into more Chicago communities and will also support continued training for 911 Call Center Staff to respond to callers in a trauma-informed manner. 
  • CHOOSE 180Works to transform systems of injustice and support the young people most impacted by these systems by ensuring that adolescent behavior is not criminalized, and young people are offered restorative practices and support to choose their future path. NFL funding will support CHOOSE 180's Counseling Program to provide access to mental health services for young people impacted by the criminal legal system to heal from trauma, learn coping strategies, and work toward positive mental health and well-being. 
  • Gulf Coast JFCS Community Assistance and Life Liaison Program (CALL)Provides a compassionate, civilian response to nonviolent and noncriminal 911 calls and police officer referrals. NFL funding will support CALL's ability to add additional mental health professionals to their team and to pilot a short-term housing respite for homeless families they serve. 
  • Peace for DC: Works to end gun violence in DC by addressing the ways that the criminal justice system has failed many of the city's most marginalized communities. NFL funding will support Peace for DC's Peace Academy and Peace Room programs, which focus on community violence intervention workers, many of whom have been personally impacted by gun violence

For more information on the NFL's Inspire Change social justice initiative please visit www.nfl.com/inspirechange. Follow @InspireChange on Twitter and Instagram. On Facebook, follow www.facebook.com/inspirechange. To view the Inspire Change Impact Report click HERE.

What To Look For - Week 15

PLAYOFF PUSH: Last week, the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (12-1) became the first team to secure a spot in the 2022 postseason and five other teams can join them in Week 15. 

In the AFC, the KANSAS CITY CHEIFS (10-3) can secure their seventh-consecutive AFC West division title, tying the 1973-79 LOS ANGELES RAMS for the second-longest streak of division titles in NFL history. Only the 2009-19 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11 consecutive seasons) had a longer streak. 

Additionally, the BUFFALO BILLS (10-3) can clinch their fourth-consecutive postseason berth, which would tie for the second-longest streak in franchise history (1963-67). Their only longer streak was when they made six consecutive playoff appearances from 1988-93. 

In the NFC, both the MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3) and SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4) can win their respective divisions this week. The Vikings are looking for their first NFC North title since 2017, while the 49ers can win the NFC West for the first time since 2019. 

The DALLAS COWBOYS (10-3) can also clinch a postseason berth this week, as they can make the playoffs in consecutive seasons for the first time since 2006-07. 

For the full Week 15 playoff scenarios for each club, click here.

-- NFL --

PASSING LEADERS: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the NFL with 4,160 passing yards this season, while Los Angeles Chargers quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT ranks second with 3,706. Last week, Mahomes joined Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING as the only players in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in five of their first six season. 

With 294 passing yards against Tennessee on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Herbert can become the first player ever to record at least 4,000 passing yards in each of his first three seasons. 

Mahomes also leads the league with 33 touchdown passes in 2022. Since becoming Kansas City’s starter in 2018, Mahomes’ 184 touchdown passes are the most in the NFL and he has totaled at least 35 touchdown passes in three of the past four seasons. 

With two touchdown passes at Houston on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes will become the fifth quarterback in NFL history to record at least 35 touchdown passes in four-or-more different seasons, joining TOM BRADY (six seasons), AARON RODGERS (six), DREW BREES (four) and Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (four). 

The players with the most seasons with at least 35 touchdown passes in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

Tom Brady

New England, Tampa Bay

6

Aaron Rodgers

Green Bay

6

Drew Brees

New Orleans

4

Peyton ManningHOF

Indianapolis, Denver

4

 

 

 

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

3*

*Has 33 touchdown passes in 2022

-- NFL --

MILESTONE MARKER: Detroit quarterback JARED GOFF has led the Lions to five wins in their past six games and has totaled over 325 passing yards in each of the past two weeks. He ranks third in the NFC this season with 3,352 passing yards. 

Since entering the league in 2016, the former No. 1 overall pick, has 24,768 passing yards in 96 career games. With 232 passing yards at the New York Jets on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Goff can tie Pro Football Hall of Famers PEYTON MANNING (97 games) and KURT WARNER (97) as the third-fastest player ever to reach 25,000 career passing yards. Only MATTHEW STAFFORD (90 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (92) reached the mark in fewer games. 

The players to reach 25,000 career passing yards in the fewest games in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES

Matthew Stafford

Detroit

90

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

92

Peyton ManningHOF

Indianapolis

97

Kurt WarnerHOF

St. Louis Rams, N.Y. Giants, Arizona

97

 

 

 

Jared Goff

L.A. Rams, Detroit

96*

*Has 24,768 passing yards

Las Vegas quarterback DEREK CARR enters Week 15 with 3,117 passing yards this season and last week became the third player in NFL history to record at least 3,000 passing yards in each of his first nine seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING and RUSSELL WILSON.

Since entering the league in 2014, Carr ranks third among all players with 34,817 passing yards. With 183 passing yards against New England on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX), Carr will become the fourth quarterback ever to record at least 35,000 passing yards in his first nine seasons 

The players with the most passing yards in their first nine seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

PASSING YARDS

Matt Ryan

Atlanta

37,701

Peyton ManningHOF

Indianapolis

37,586

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

35,386

Derek Carr

Oakland/Las Vegas

34,817*

*Entering Sunday

-- NFL --

JEFFERSON MAKING HISTORY: Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON leads the NFL this season with 1,500 receiving yards and ranks second with 99 receptions. Last week, he recorded a career-high 223 receiving yards, his fifth-career game with at least 175 receiving yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (five games) for the most such games by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.

Jefferson ranked second in the league with 1,616 receiving yards in 2021 and with 100 receiving yards against Indianapolis on Saturday (1:00 PM ET, NFLN), can become the third player ever with at least 1,600 receiving yards in consecutive seasons. 

The players with at least 1,600 receiving yards in consecutive seasons in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2014-15

Calvin JohnsonHOF

Detroit

2011-12

 

 

 

Justin Jefferson

Minnesota

2021*

*Has 1,500 receiving yards in 2022

Since entering the league in 2020, Jefferson ranks fifth with 295 receptions. With five catches on Saturday, he will become the third player all-time with at least 300 receptions in his first three seasons, joining MICHAEL THOMAS (321 receptions) and CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY (303). 

After totaling 108 receptions last season, Jefferson can also become the fifth player ever to record at least 100 receptions in two of his first three seasons, joining ANQUAN BOLDINBRANDON MARSHALL, McCaffrey and Thomas. 

-- NFL --

SATURDAY NIGHT RECEIVER: When the BUFFALO BILLS (10-3) host the MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-5) in a key, late-season AFC East matchup on Saturday night (8:15 PM ET, NFLN), three of the top receivers in the league will be on display. 

Miami’s TYREEK HILL ranks second in the NFL with 1,460 receiving yards this season, while teammate JAYLEN WADDLE ranks seventh with 1,003. They are the only pair of teammates each with at least 1,000 receiving yards in 2022. Buffalo’s STEFON DIGGS ranks fourth with 1,239 receiving yards and tied for third with 10 touchdown receptions. Hill (100 receptions) and Diggs (94) also rank first and third, respectively, among reception leaders this season. 

Saturday’s meeting will mark the fourth game in NFL history featuring opposing players each with at least 1,200 receiving yards on the season entering the matchup in Week 15 or earlier. 

PLAYERS (REC. YARDS ENTERING GAME)

WEEK, SEASON

RESULT

MIA Tyreek Hill (1,460) & BUF Stefon Diggs (1,239)

Week 15, 2022

???

HOU Andre Johnson (1,360) & IND Reggie Wayne (1,220)

Week 15, 2012

HOU 29, IND 17

SF Jerry RiceHOF (1,464) & NE Stanley Morgan (1,222)

Week 15, 1986

SF 29, NE 24

OAK Art Powell (1,301) & SD Lance AlworthHOF (1,221)

Week 15, 1964

OAK 21, SD 20

Hill recorded a 57-yard fumble-recovery touchdown and his sixth touchdown reception of the season last week, becoming the fifth player in NFL history to record at least six touchdown receptions in each of his first seven seasons. 

Since entering the league in 2016, Hill ranks second among wide receivers with 74 total touchdowns (62 receiving, six rushing, four punt-returns, one kickoff-return and one fumble-recovery). He is also the only player in the Super Bowl era to score a 50-yard touchdown in five different ways. 

With a touchdown on Saturday night, Hill will tie Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (75 touchdowns) for the third-most touchdowns by a wide receiver in his first seven seasons in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (97 touchdowns) and RANDY MOSS (91) have more.

The wide receivers with the most touchdowns in their first seven seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

TOUCHDOWNS

Jerry RiceHOF

San Francisco

97

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota

91

Lance AlworthHOF

San Diego Chargers

75

Tyreek Hill

Kansas City, Miami

74*

Terrell OwensHOF

San Francisco

74

*Entering Saturday

Hill can also join Moss as the only wide receivers in NFL history with at least seven touchdowns in each of his first seven seasons.

With six catches on Saturday night, Diggs will become the sixth player ever to record at least 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards in three-or-more consecutive seasons. He can become the first player to ever accomplish the feat in each of his first three seasons with a team.

The players with at least 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards in the most consecutive seasons in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

6 (2013-18)

Marvin HarrisonHOF

Indianapolis

4 (1999-2002)

Herman Moore

Detroit

3 (1995-97)

Jerry RiceHOF

San Francisco

3 (1994-96)

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

3 (2017-19)

 

 

 

Stefon Diggs

Buffalo

2* (2020-21)

*Active streak

In nine career starts against the Dolphins, Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN has totaled 27 touchdowns (23 passing, four rushing) and has recorded at least two touchdown passes in each game. 

With two touchdown passes on Saturday night, Allen will become the second player ever to record at least two touchdown passes in 10 consecutive games against a single opponent, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (10 consecutive games against the New York Jets from 1991-97). 

-- NFL --

RIDICULOUS RAIDER: Las Vegas wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS ties for the league lead this season with 12 touchdown receptions, while ranking third with 1,247 receiving yards. 

With 53 receiving yards against New England on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, FOX), Adams can become the fifth player all-time to record at least 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions in four-or-more different seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE (six seasons), MARVIN HARRISON (five), RANDY MOSS (five) and TERRELL OWENS (four). 

The players with the most seasons with at least 1,300 receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions in NFL history: 

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

Jerry RiceHOF

San Francisco

6

Marvin HarrisonHOF

Indianapolis

5

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota, New England

5

Terrell OwensHOF

San Francisco, Dallas

4

 

 

 

Davante Adams

Green Bay, Las Vegas

3*

*Has 1,247 receiving yards and 12 touchdown receptions in 2022

-- NFL --

HEY, ROOKIE: Green Bay wide receiver CHRISTIAN WATSON ties for the lead among rookies this season with nine touchdowns (seven receiving, two rushing) and has recorded a touchdown reception in each of his past four games. 

Since Week 10, he leads all players with seven touchdown receptions and is the third rookie in the Super Bowl era with at least seven touchdown receptions in a four-game span. 

With a touchdown reception against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN/ABC), Watson will become the fourth rookie in the Super Bowl era with a touchdown catch in five consecutive games and the first since LEE EVANS IN 2004. 

The rookies with a touchdown reception in the most consecutive games in the Super Bowl era: 

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

CONSECUTIVE GAMES

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota

1998

7

Lee Evans

Buffalo

2004

5

Chris Sanders

Houston Oilers

1995

5

 

 

 

 

Christian Watson

Green Bay

2022

4*

*Active streak


Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa Continues To Lead Pro Bowl Games Voting by Fans

– AFC and NFC rosters to be revealed Wednesday, December 21 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network –– Fan voting closes tomorrow –– Tickets available to watch Pro Bowl players compete live in Las Vegas –

Miami quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA, with 182,118 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2023 Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol. 

Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON (177,163 votes) ranks second overall, while Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES (172,400 votes), Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE (170,034) and Miami wide receiver TYREEK HILL (168,503) round out the top five. 

Three of the top five vote-getters – Tagovailoa, Jefferson and Mahomes – are age 27 or younger while eight first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions. 

The MINNESOTA VIKINGS lead all clubs in total votes received. The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSPHILADELPHIA EAGLES, MIAMI DOLPHINS and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS round out the current top five. 

Fans can support their favorite players by voting for them to be named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster, which features the league’s top 88 stars. Those who vote via www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote can also enter for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII courtesy of Castrol. 

Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote or on club sites through tomorrow, Thursday, December 15. Fans can vote as often as they would like. 

Fans can also vote directly on Twitter by tweeting the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is an additional method of voting to the online ballot at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote, which will be available throughout the voting period. Votes cast on Twitter count for double during the final two days of fan balloting (Wednesday, December 14 and Thursday, December 15).The AFC and NFC player rosters for The Pro Bowl Games will be announced on Wednesday, December 21, live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed presented by Castrol” at 8:00 PM ET hosted by MJ Acosta-Ruiz and Rhett Lewis. Members of the Pro Bowl Games coaching staff who were collectively selected to 39 Pro Bowls – PEYTON MANNING (head coach) and RAY LEWIS (defensive coordinator) from the AFC and ELI MANNING (head coach) and DEMARCUS WARE (defensive coordinator) from the NFC – are slated to join.Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 16. 

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its top athlete teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995. 

The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon will be a week-long celebration of AFC vs. NFC competitions featuring a new format that spotlights Flag football. Fans can now buy tickets to see all the action in person on Sunday, February 5, at Allegiant Stadium and catch the NFL's biggest and brightest stars represent their team, city and conference. Ticketholders will be able to witness all the impressive player feats live, including epic seven-on-seven Flag football games between the league's best players, exciting Pro Bowl Skills and a major musical performance. Sunday's events will also be televised from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET on ESPN and ABC. Visit probowl.com/tickets to buy tickets, which start as low as $35. 

NFL PRO BOWL GAMES - TOP-FIVE VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins

182,118

WR

Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings

177,163

QB

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs

172,400

TE

Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

170,034

WR

Tyreek Hill

Miami Dolphins

168,503

 

NFL PRO BOWL GAMES - MOST VOTES BY TEAM

TEAM

Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers

Philadelphia Eagles

Miami Dolphins

Kansas City Chiefs

 

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

QB

AFC

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami

182,118

DE

AFC

Myles Garrett, Cleveland

117,445

QB

NFC

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

147,956

DE

NFC

Nick Bosa, San Francisco

153,846

RB

AFC

Derrick Henry, Tennessee

143,755

DT

AFC

Quinnen Williams, N.Y. Jets

121,509

RB

NFC

Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants

150,683

DT

NFC

Javon Hargrave, Philadelphia

91,749

FB

AFC

Alec Ingold, Miami

125,250

OLB

AFC

Matthew Judon, New England

118,117

FB

NFC

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

160,619

OLB

NFC

Micah Parsons, Dallas

130,722

WR

AFC

Tyreek Hill, Miami

168,503

ILB

AFC

Nick Bolton, Kansas City

93,844

WR

NFC

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota

177,163

ILB

NFC

Jordyn Brooks, Seattle

88,932

TE

AFC

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

170,034

CB

AFC

Sauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets

88,588

TE

NFC

T.J. Hockenson, Minnesota

140,897

CB

NFC

Tariq Woolen, Seattle

116,554

T

AFC

Terron Armstead, Miami

43,657

SS

AFC

Derwin James, L.A. Chargers

111,776

T

NFC

Trent Williams, San Francisco

71,451

SS

NFC

Harrison Smith, Minnesota

83,991

G

AFC

Kevin Zeitler, Baltimore

55,209

FS

AFC

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh

113,792

G

NFC

Zack Martin, Dallas

51,104

FS

NFC

Tyrann Mathieu, New Orleans

53,993

C

AFC

Creed Humphrey, Kansas City

68,851

P

AFC

Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee

50,062

C

NFC

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia

105,182

P

NFC

Tress Way, Washington

78,510

K

AFC

Justin Tucker, Baltimore

115,450

ST

AFC

Matthew Slater, New England

31,863

K

NFC

Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay

64,471

ST

NFC

Nick Bellore, Seattle

34,899

RS

AFC

Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City

74,844

LS

AFC

Reid Ferguson, Buffalo

28,989

RS

NFC

Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota

70,115

LS

NFC

Andrew DePaola, Minnesota

37,103

Vote totals through Wednesday, December 14 at 12:00 PM ET

NOTAS DE LA NFL DE LA DECIMOQUINTA SEMANA

A cada equipo en la NFL le quedan cuatro partidos y sólo se ha asegurado una plaza en postemporada, ya que PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (12-1) se convirtió en el primer equipo en amarrar la clasificación la semana pasada. La de 2022 marca la quinta temporada desde 2002 en la cual al menos un equipo se aseguró un lugar en la postemporada entrando a la semana 15.En este punto, hay cinco equipos que se perdieron la postemporada en 2021 que están actualmente en posición de clasificar: BALTIMORE (9-4) y MIAMI (8-5) en la AFC y MINNESOTA (10-3), NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1) y WASHINGTON (7-5-1) en la NFC. Desde 1990, una racha de 32 temporadas consecutivas, al menos cuatro equipos han clasificado para la postemporada en cada temporada habiéndosela perdido el año anterior.En ocho de las últimas 12 temporadas, incluyendo cada una de las últimas cuatro, un equipo con marca perdedora tras 13 partidos clasificó a la postemporada. Hay nueve equipos esta temporada que entran a la semana 15 con cinco o seis victorias, incluyendo TAMPA BAY (6-7), que actualmente lidera la NFC Sur, y DETROIT (6-7), ganadores de cinco de sus últimos seis.Los 11 titulares dan un vistazo a dónde se encuentra cada carrera de división ingresando en la Semana 15… 

1.     AFC ESTE. Cada uno de los cuatro equipos en la AFC Este –BUFFALO (10-3), MIAMI (8-5), NEW ENGLAND (7-6) y NEW YORK JETS (7-6)– tienen una marca ganadora esta temporada. Junto con la NFC Este de 2022, marca la primera vez desde la AFC Norte de 2014 que los cuatro equipos en una división tienen marca ganadora en sus primeros 13 partidos.

  • Buffalo recibe a Miami el sábado por la noche (8:15 PM, hora de New York, NFL Network) en su segundo encuentro de la temporada, con Dolphins obteniendo una victoria 21-19 en la tercera semana. La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo JOSH ALLEN registró el partido N°24 de su carrera con al menos un pase anotador y un acarreo anotador, empatado con el miembro del Salón de la Fama FRAN TARKENTON (24 juegos) para la cuarta mayor cantidad de esa cantidad de partidos en la historia de la NFL, mientras que Bills logró su cuarta temporada consecutiva de 10 victorias.
  • Patriots está buscando un lugar en la postemporada por decimotercera vez en las pasadas 14 temporadas. BILL BELICHICK ha llevado a su equipo a la postemporada en 19 temporadas diferentes y puede superar al miembro del Salón de la Fama DON SHULA para la mayor cantidad de postemporadas alcanzadas como entrenador en jefe de todos los tiempos.
  • Jets busca un lugar en postemporada por primera ocasión desde 2010. A lo largo de las últimas tres semanas, el mariscal de campo MIKE WHITE se ubica tercero en la NFL con 317.3 yardas aéreas por partido, mientras la ofensiva de Jets se ubica tercera con 420.3 yardas totales de ofensiva por partido en ese lapso.

2.     AFC NORTEBALTIMORE RAVENS (9-4) y CINCINNATI BENGALS (9-4) actualmente lideran las posiciones de la división AFC Norte. Los dos equipos se enfrentarán en la semana 18.

  • Ravens ganó seis de sus últimos siete partidos y está 3-0 contra oponentes divisionales esta temporada mientras se prepara para visitar a CLEVELAND BROWNS (5-8) el sábado (4:30 PM, hora de New York, NFL Network).
  • Baltimore está buscando ir "de peor a primero" después de terminar empatado en el último lugar en la división la temporada pasada. En 17 de las últimas 19 temporadas, al menos un equipo terminó en primer lugar la temporada después de terminar en el último o empatado para el último puesto.
  • Cincinnati ganó cinco partidos consecutivos, la racha activa ganadora más larga en la AFC, y visita a TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-7) el domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, CBS). Bengals busca asegurar temporadas consecutivas de 10 victorias por primera vez desde 2012-15 (cuatro temporadas consecutivas).

3.     AFC SURTENNESSEE TITANS (7-6) lidera la AFC Sur y tiene una chance esta temporada de asegurarse un tercer título divisional consecutivo.

  • JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-8) está actualmente segundo en la división y está viniendo de una victoria sobre Tennessee en la semana 14. En el triunfo, el mariscal de campo TREVOR LAWRENCE se convirtió en el jugador más joven (23 años y 66 días) en la historia de la NFL con al menos 350 yardas aéreas, tres pases anotadores y un acarreo anotador en un partido. Jaguars recibirá a Titans en la semana 18.

4.     AFC OESTEKANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) lidera la AFC Oeste y busca ganar su séptimo título divisional consecutivo, el cual igualaría a Los Angeles Rams de 1973-79 para la segunda racha más larga de títulos divisionales en la historia de la NFL.

  • La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo PATRICK MAHOMES, que lidera la liga con 4,160 yardas aéreas en 2022, se unió al miembro del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING como los únicos jugadores en la historia de la NFL con al menos 4,000 yardas aéreas en cinco de sus primeras seis temporadas.
  • LOS ANGELES CHARGERS se ubica en el segundo puesto en la división y entra en la semana 15 como uno de los cuatro equipos de la AFC con una marca 7-6. La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo JUSTIN HERBERT lanzó su máximo de temporada con 367 yardas y tiene 13,056 yardas aéreas en su carrera, superando a ANDREW LUCK (12,957) para la mayor cantidad de yardas aéreas por un jugador en sus primeras tres temporadas en la historia.

5.     NFC ESTE. Todos los equipos en la NFC Este –PHILADELPHIA (12-1), DALLAS (10-3), WASHINGTON (7-5-1) y NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1)– tienen marcas ganadoras esta temporada y la división actualmente ostenta cuatro de los siete lugares para la postemporada de la NFC. Solo hubo tres divisiones anteriores que clasificaron al menos a cuatro equipos para la postemporada en el mismo año, ninguna de las cuales ha ocurrido desde la realineación de 2002: la AFC Este de 1998, la NFC Central de 1997 y la NFC Central de 1994.

  • La semana pasada, Philadelphia se convirtió en el primer equipo en ganar un lugar en la postemporada esta temporada, su segundo viaje consecutivo a la postemporada bajo el entrenador en jefe NICK SIRIANNI. El mariscal de campo JALEN HURTS registró su décimo acarreo anotador en el triunfo y se convirtió en el primer mariscal de campo en la historia de la NFL con al menos 10 acarreos anotadores en temporadas consecutivas.
  • Dallas ganó cuatro partidos consecutivos, incluyendo un triunfo con un regreso dramático la semana pasada sobre Houston en el cual el mariscal de campo DAK PRESCOTT condujo a la ofensiva de Cowboys 98 yardas para la anotación ganadora del partido que comenzó con menos de cuatro minutos restantes en el cuarto periodo. Desde la semana 7, cuando Prescott regresó de una lesión sufrida en la semana 1, Dallas tiene la ofensiva de mayor puntaje de la liga (35.7 puntos por partido).
  • No ha habido un ganador repetido de la división Este de la NFC desde 2004, la racha activa más larga entre las divisiones en la NFL y la más larga en la historia de la liga.

6.     ¿LO SABÍAS? WASHINGTON (7-5-1) está jugando su segundo partido consecutivo contra NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1), intercalado con el descanso de Commanders en la semana 14. Los dos equipos empataron 20-20 en la semana 13. Desde la fusión de la liga, de 1970, un equipo ha jugado dos partidos consecutivos de temporada regular contra el mismo oponente dos veces antes. Sucedió la temporada pasada para Cleveland, cuando perdió ante Baltimore en la semana 12, descansó en la semana 13 y luego vengó la derrota con una victoria en la semana 14 sobre Ravens. La única otra instancia fue durante la temporada de 1991, cuando Seattle Seahawks derrotó a San Diego Chargers en la semana 9, luego perdió contra Chargers dos semanas después, en la 11. Tanto Seattle como San Diego tuvieron un descanso en la semana 10 de esa temporada.

7.     NFC NORTEMINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3), bajo el entrenador en jefe de primer año, KEVIN O'CONNELL, lidera la división y busca asegurar su primer título de división desde 2017. Un entrenador en jefe novato se ha clasificado para la postemporada en cada una de las últimas seis temporadas (2016-21). MIKE MCDANIEL, de Miami, y BRIAN DABOLL, de New York Giants, también son entrenadores en jefe novatos que tienen a sus equipos cerca de alcanzar la postemporada ingresando en la semana 15.

  • Vikings ganó nueve partidos por una anotación (ocho puntos) esta temporada y puede convertirse en el tercer equipo en la historia que gana 10 partidos dentro de una misma temporada por ocho puntos o menos, uniéndose a SEATTLE SEAHAWKS de 2019 y a HOUSTON OILERS de 1978.
  • DETROIT LIONS puede convertirse en el primer equipo desde Cincinnati en 1970 que llega a la postemporada tras comenzar una temporada con una o menos victorias en sus primeros siete partidos.

8.     NFC SURTAMPA BAY (6-7) posee una ventaja de un partido sobre ATLANTA (5-8) y CAROLINA (5-8) en la cima de la NFC Sur, mientras los campeones del Super Bowl de 2020 buscan sus primeros títulos de división consecutivos. Buccaneers enfrentará a Panthers en la semana 17 y a Falcons en la 18.

  • Desde que TOM BRADY se unió a Tampa Bay, en 2020, Buccaneers tiene el tercer porcentaje ganador más alto en diciembre y enero de partidos de temporada regular (.833; 10-2), solo por detrás de GREEN BAY (.909; 10-1) y BUFFALO (. 846; 11-2).
  • El mariscal de campo novato de Atlanta, DESMOND RIDDER, hará su primera titularidad en NEW ORLEANS (4-9) el domingo (1:00 pm ET, Fox) y puede convertirse en el sexto mariscal de campo novato en titularizar un partido durante la temporada 2022. Esto marcaría la séptima temporada consecutiva en la que al menos seis mariscales de campo novatos titularizan al menos un partido.
  • Carolina, que está 3-1 en sus últimos cuatro partidos y 3-0 en casa bajo el entrenador interino STEVE WILKS, será el anfitrión de PITTSBURGH (5-8) el domingo (1:00 PM ET, CBS).
  • Tanto Atlanta como Carolina buscan clasificar para la postemporada tras comenzar la temporada 0-2. En seis de las últimas 10 temporadas (2013-21), al menos un equipo que comenzó la temporada 0-2 ha llegado a la postemporada. 

9.     NFC OESTESAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4), que visitará a SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-6) en el clásico de jueves en la noche Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM, hora de New York, Prime Video), con una victoria puede clasificar a la postemporada por segundo año consecutivo y ganar su primer título divisional de la NFC Oeste desde 2019.

  • En la semana 14, el mariscal de campo BROCK PURDY se convirtió en el primer novato en la era del Super Bowl con al menos dos pases de anotación, una anotación por tierra y un índice de pasador de 125 o más en la primera titularidad de su carrera.
  • Seattle, que actualmente está a medio partido detrás de Commanders y Giants para un lugar de comodín de la NFC, tiene como objetivo alcanzar la postemporada por cuarta vez en las últimas cinco temporadas. El mariscal de campo GENO SMITH lidera la NFL esta temporada con nueve partidos de al menos dos pases de anotación y una índice de pasador de 100 o más. 

10.  TENDENCIA. Un vistazo al calendario de la NFL durante las últimas cuatro semanas…

  • Hay cinco equipos –Chicago, Green Bay, Las Vegas, Seattle y Washington– que finalizarán con tres de sus últimos cuatro partidos en casa.
  • Hay cinco equipos –Arizona, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles Rams y New York Giants– que terminarán con tres de sus cuatro partidos finales fuera de casa.
  • Cada uno de los últimos cuatro partidos de Cincinnati son contra equipos que están actualmente en posición de postemporada, mientras que otros siete equipos enfrentarán a un equipo actualmente en un lugar de postemporada en tres de sus últimos cuatro duelos. 

11.  PARTIDOS CERRADOS. Hubo 158 partidos dentro de una anotación (ocho puntos) en el último período a lo largo de la semana 14 (76 por ciento de partidos) y 92 partidos decididos por seis puntos o menos, ambas mayores cantidades a lo largo de la semana 14 en la historia de la NFL. El margen de puntaje final promedio de 9.52 puntos esta temporada sería el más bajo para una temporada completa desde 1932 (9.13).

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2022 NFL Playoff Scenarios for Week 15

AFC


BUFFALO BILLS (10-3) (vs. Miami (8-5), Saturday night, 8:15 PM ET, NFLN)


Buffalo clinches playoff berth with:


1) BUF win OR

2) BUF tie + LAC loss OR

3) BUF tie + NYJ loss + NE loss OR

4) BUF tie + NYJ loss + NE tie + LAC tie



KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (at Houston (1-11-1), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)


Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:


1) KC win OR

2) LAC loss OR

3) KC tie + LAC tie



Kansas City clinches playoff berth with:


1) KC tie + NYJ loss + NE loss OR


2) KC tie + MIA loss + NE loss + NYJ tie OR

3) KC tie + MIA loss + NYJ loss + NE tie



NFC


CLINCHED:


Philadelphia Eagles – playoff berth


DALLAS COWBOYS (10-3) (at Jacksonville (5-8), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)


Dallas clinches playoff berth with:


1) DAL win OR

2) DAL tie + NYG/WAS does not end in a tie OR

3) DAL tie + SEA loss or tie OR

4) SEA loss + DET loss or tie OR

5) SEA loss + WAS loss



MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3) (vs. Indianapolis (4-8-1), Saturday, 1:00 PM ET, NFLN)


Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:


1) MIN win or tie OR

2) DET loss or tie



SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4) (at Seattle (7-6), Thursday night, 8:15 PM ET, Prime Video)


San Francisco clinches NFC West division title with:


1) SF win

AFC Players of the Week - Week 14

JAGUARS QB TREVOR LAWRENCE, PATRIOTS LB JOSH UCHE &RAVENS DE CALAIS CAMPBELL NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 14

Quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE of the Jacksonville Jaguars, linebacker JOSH UCHE of the New England Patriots and defensive end CALAIS CAMPBELL of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 14 (December 8, 11-12).

OFFENSE: QB TREVOR LAWRENCE, JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

  • Lawrence completed 30 of 42 pass attempts (71.4 percent) for a career-high 368 yards and four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) with no interceptions for a 121.9 passer rating in Jacksonville’s 36-22 victory over Tennessee. His 368 passing yards and 121.9 rating both led the AFC in Week 14.
  • Lawrence, who was 23 years and 66 days old on Sunday, became the youngest player in NFL history with at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in a game.
  • This is the second-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Lawrence, also earning the honor in Week 3 of this season. He joins Josh Allen, Joe Burrow, Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes as players to win multiple Offensive Player of the Week awards in 2022 and is the first Jacksonville player ever to win two in one season. 

DEFENSE: LB JOSH UCHE, NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

  • Uche recorded five tackles and three sacks in the Patriots’ 27-13 win over the Cardinals on Monday Night Football. He was the only player in the AFC with three sacks in Week 14 and is the only player in the league with multiple three-sack games this season.
  • Uche has 10 sacks since Week 8, the most in the NFL over that span.
  • This is the first Defensive Player of the Week for Uche and he joins teammate Matthew Judon (Week 5) as Patriots to win the award this season.
  • He is the first former Michigan linebacker to earn the honor since Devin Bush (Week 6, 2019). 

SPECIAL TEAMS: DE CALAIS CAMPBELL, BALTIMORE RAVENS

  • With under 12 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Campbell blocked Pittsburgh’s 40-yard field goal attempt to keep the Ravens’ lead at six points. Baltimore would go on to score a field goal on the following drive and eventually hold on to a 16-14 win over the Steelers. He was the only player in the league to block a field goal attempt in Week 14.
  • This is the sixth-career Player of the Week award for Campbell and second on Special Teams (Week 2, 2009, with Arizona).
  • He is the third former Miami Hurricane to win a Special Teams Player of the Week this season, joining Detroit kicker Michael Badgley (Week 13) and Green Bay kicker Pat O’Donnell in Week 3.

2022 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

Wk 2

Wk 3

Wk 4

Wk 5

Wk 6

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami

QB Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh

CB Jaylen Watson, Kansas City

DE Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati

S Jordan Poyer, Buffalo

LB Matthew Judon, New England

DL Quinnen Williams, N.Y. Jets

K Cade York, Cleveland

P Braden Mann, N.Y. Jets

P Corliss Waitman, Denver

K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati

K Chase McLaughlin, Indianapolis

K Dustin Hopkins, L.A. Chargers

Wk 7

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

CB Sauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets

K Randy Bullock, Tennessee

Wk 8

Wk 9

Wk 10

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

RB Joe Mixon, Cincinnati

RB Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

DE Dre’Mont Jones, Denver

LB Justin Houston, Baltimore

LB Alex Highsmith, Pittsburgh

K Nick Folk, New England

K Cameron Dicker, L.A. Chargers

P Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee

Wk 11

Wk 12

Wk 13

Wk 14

TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City

RB Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

QB Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville

LB Matt Milano, Buffalo

DT Ed Oliver, Buffalo

DE Chandler Jones, Las Vegas

LB Josh Uche, New England

DB Marcus Jones, New England

P JK Scott, L.A. Chargers

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland

DE Calais Campbell, Baltimore

NFC Players of the Week - Week 14

RAMS QB BAKER MAYFIELD, EAGLES DE BRANDON GRAHAM &PANTHERS K EDDY PINEIRO NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 14

Quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD of the Los Angeles Rams, defensive end BRANDON GRAHAM of the Philadelphia Eagles and kicker EDDY PINEIRO of the Carolina Panthers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 14 (December 8, 11-12).

OFFENSE: QB BAKER MAYFIELD, LOS ANGELES RAMS

  • Mayfield passed for 230 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions for a 91.4 passer rating in the Rams’ 17-16 comeback win over Las Vegas on Thursday Night Football. After joining the team earlier in week, Mayfield led an eight-play, 98-yard drive with under two minutes remaining in regulation, ending with the game-winning touchdown pass to Van Jefferson with 10 seconds left on the clock.
  • This is the third Offensive Player of the Week award for Mayfield and first as a Ram:
    • 2018: Week 16 (with Cleveland) 
    • 2020: Week 7 (with Cleveland)
    • 2022: Week 14 (with L.A. Rams)
  • Mayfield is the first Ram to win a Player of the Week award this season and he joins Kyler Murray (five-time winner) as the only former Oklahoma quarterbacks to earn the honor at least three times. 

DEFENSE: DE BRANDON GRAHAM, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

  • Graham tied a career high with three sacks and added a forced fumble in the Eagles’ 48-22 win over the Giants. He is the fourth player to record three sacks and a forced fumble in a game this season.
  • This is Graham’s second-career Defensive Player of the Week award, also earning the honor in Week 3 of this season. He becomes the first player to win two Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2022 and Eagles players have now earned a collective eight Player of the Week awards this season, the most among all teams.
  • Graham joins cornerback Eric Allen (1993) and linebacker Seth Joyner (1991) as the only Eagles to earn the honor twice in one season.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K EDDY PINEIRO, CAROLINA PANTHERS

  • Pineiro converted all three of his field goal attempts, connecting from 47, 32 and 39 yards, and each of his three extra point attempts for a total of 12 points in Carolina’s 30-24 win over Seattle. It tied for the most points by a kicker in Week 14. 
  • This is Pineiro’s second-career Special Teams Player of the Week award (Week 2, 2019, with Chicago). He is the sixth Carolina kicker to ever earn the honor and first since Zane Gonzalez (Week 10, 2021).
  • He joins Evan McPherson as the only kickers from the University of Florida to have ever earned the honor multiple times.

2022 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

RB Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants

LB Uchenna Nwosu, Seattle

CB Zech McPhearson, Philadelphia

Wk 2

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit

CB Darius Slay, Philadelphia

K Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants

Wk 3

RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta

DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia

P Pat O’Donnell, Green Bay

Wk 4

QB Geno Smith, Seattle

LB Haason Reddick, Philadelphia

K Greg Joseph, Minnesota

Wk 5

TE Taysom Hill, New Orleans

LB Micah Parsons, Dallas

K Cameron Dicker, Philadelphia

Wk 6

QB Marcus Mariota, Atlanta

CB Tariq Woolen, Seattle

P Ryan Wright, Minnesota

Wk 7

QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. Giants

CB Marco Wilson, Arizona

K Cairo Santos, Chicago

Wk 8

RB Christian McCaffrey, SF

LB Za’Darius Smith, Minnesota

TE Will Dissly, Seattle

Wk 9

QB Justin Fields, Chicago

S Kerby Joseph, Detroit

P Jake Camarda, Tampa Bay

Wk 10

WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota

LB Devin White, Tampa Bay

K Joey Slye, Washington

Wk 11

RB Tony Pollard, Dallas

DL Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit

RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta

Wk 12

QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

DE Brian Burns, Carolina

RB Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota

Wk 13

QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

DL Nick Bosa, San Francisco

K Michael Badgley, Detroit

Wk 14

QB Baker Mayfield, L.A. Rams

DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia

K Eddy Pineiro, Carolina

The Starting 11 -- Every Team Has Four Games Left As NFL Playoff Push Intensifies

Every team in the NFL has four games remaining and only one playoff berth has been secured, with the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (12-1) becoming the first team to clinch a spot in the postseason last week. 2022 marks the fifth season since 2002 in which one-or-fewer playoff berths were clinched entering Week 15.At this point, there are five teams who missed the postseason in 2021 that are currently in playoff position: BALTIMORE (9-4) and MIAMI (8-5) in the AFC and MINNESOTA (10-3), the NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1) and WASHINGTON (7-5-1) in the NFC. Since 1990, a streak of 32 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.In eight of the past 12 seasons, including each of the past four, a team with a losing record after 13 games has qualified for the postseason. There are nine teams this season who enter Week 15 with five or six wins, including TAMPA BAY (6-7), who currently leads the NFC South, and DETROIT (6-7), winners of five of their past six.The Starting 11 takes a look at where each division race lies heading into Week 15… 

1.     AFC EAST: Each of the four teams in the AFC East – BUFFALO (10-3), MIAMI (8-5), NEW ENGLAND (7-6) and the NEW YORK JETS (7-6) – have a winning record this season. Along with the 2022 NFC East, it marks first time since the 2014 AFC North that all four teams in a division have a winning record through their first 13 games.

  • Buffalo is set to host Miami on Saturday night (8:15 PM ET, NFL Network) in their second meeting of the season, with the Dolphins earning a 21-19 victory in Week 3. Last week, quarterback JOSH ALLEN recorded his 24th career game with at least one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (24 games) for the fourth-most such games in NFL history, as the Bills notched their fourth-consecutive 10-win season.
  • The Patriots are seeking a playoff berth for the 13th time in the past 14 seasons. BILL BELICHICK has led his team to the playoffs in 19 different seasons and can surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer DON SHULA for the most postseason berths as a head coach all-time.
  • The Jets are looking to make the postseason for the first time since 2010. Over the past three weeks, quarterback MIKE WHITE ranks third in the NFL with 317.3 passing yards per game while the Jets offense ranks third with 420.3 total yards of offense per game over that span.

2.     AFC NORTH: The BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-4) and CINCINNATI BENGALS (9-4) currently sit atop the AFC North division standings. The two teams are scheduled to meet in Week 18.

  • The Ravens have won six of their past seven games and are 3-0 against divisional opponents this season as they prepare to visit the CLEVELAND BROWNS (5-8) on Saturday (4:30 PM ET, NFL Network).
  • Baltimore is looking to go "from worst to first" after finishing tied for last place in the division last season. In 17 of the past 19 seasons, at least one team finished in first place the season after finishing in last or tied for last.
  • Cincinnati has won five consecutive games, the longest active winning streak in the AFC, and visit the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-7) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS). The Bengals are looking to secure back-to-back 10-win seasons for the first time since 2012-15 (four consecutive seasons).

3.     AFC SOUTH: The TENNESSEE TITANS (7-6) lead the AFC South and have a chance this season to secure a third-consecutive division title.

  • The JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (5-8) are currently second in the division and are coming off a Week 14 victory over Tennessee. In the win, quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE became the youngest player (23 years and 66 days old) in NFL history with at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in a game. The Jaguars are slated to host the Titans in Week 18.

4.     AFC WEST: The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) lead the AFC West and look to earn a seventh-consecutive division title, which would tie the 1973-79 Los Angeles Rams for the second-longest streak of division titles in NFL history.

  • Last week, quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES, who leads the league with 4,160 passing yards in 2022, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING as the only players in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in five of their first six seasons.
  • The LOS ANGELES CHARGERS sit in second place in the division and enter Week 15 as one of four AFC teams with a 7-6 record. Last week, quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT passed for a season-high 367 yards and has 13,056 career passing yards, surpassing ANDREW LUCK (12,957) for the most passing yards by a player in his first three seasons all-time.

5.     NFC EAST: All four teams in the NFC East – PHILADELPHIA (12-1), DALLAS (10-3), WASHINGTON (7-5-1) and the NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1) – have winning records this season and the division currently holds four of the seven NFC playoff spots. There have only been three previous divisions to qualify at least four teams for the postseason in the same year, none of which have occurred since realignment in 2002: the 1998 AFC East, 1997 NFC Central and 1994 NFC Central.

  • Last week, Philadelphia became the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season, their second-consecutive trip to the postseason under head coach NICK SIRIANNI. Quarterback JALEN HURTS recorded his 10th rushing touchdown in the win and became the first quarterback in NFL history with at least 10 rushing touchdowns in back-to-back seasons.
  • Dallas has won four consecutive games, including a dramatic comeback win last week over Houston in which quarterback DAK PRESCOTT drove the Cowboys offense 98 yards for the game-winning touchdown that began with under four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. Since Week 7, when Prescott returned from an injury sustained in Week 1, Dallas has the league's highest-scoring offense (35.7 points per game).
  • There has not been a repeat NFC East division winner since 2004, the longest active streak among divisions in the NFL and the longest such streak in league history.

6.     DID YOU KNOW?WASHINGTON (7-5-1) is playing its second consecutive game against the NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5-1), sandwiched around the Commanders' Week 14 bye. The two teams tied, 20-20, in Week 13. Since the 1970 league merger, a team has played two consecutive regular-season games against the same opponent twice before. It happened last season for Cleveland, when they lost to Baltimore in Week 12, took its bye in Week 13 and then avenged the loss with a win in Week 14 over the Ravens. The only other instance was during the 1991 season, when the Seattle Seahawks defeated the San Diego Chargers in Week 9, then lost to the Chargers two weeks later in Week 11. Both Seattle and San Diego had a Week 10 bye that season.

7.     NFC NORTH: The MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3), under first-year head coach KEVIN O'CONNELL, lead the division and look to secure their first division title since 2017. A rookie head coach has qualified for the postseason in each of the past six seasons (2016-21). Miami's MIKE MCDANIEL and the New York Giants' BRIAN DABOLL are also rookie head coaches who have their teams in a playoff spot entering Week 15.

  • The Vikings have won nine games by one score (eight points) this season and can become the third team ever to win 10 games within a single season by eight points or fewer, joining the 2019 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS and 1978 HOUSTON OILERS.
  • The DETROIT LIONS can become the first team since Cincinnati in 1970 to make the playoffs after beginning a season with one-or-fewer wins in their first seven games.

8.     NFC SOUTHTAMPA BAY (6-7) holds a one-game lead over both ATLANTA (5-8) and CAROLINA (5-8) atop the NFC South as the 2020 Super Bowl champions search for their first ever back-to-back division titles. The Buccaneers are scheduled to face the Panthers in Week 17 and the Falcons in Week 18.

  • Since TOM BRADY joined Tampa Bay in 2020, the Buccaneers have the third-highest winning percentage in December and January regular-season games (.833; 10-2) trailing only GREEN BAY (.909; 10-1) and BUFFALO (.846; 11-2).
  • Atlanta rookie quarterback DESMOND RIDDER is expected to make his first start at NEW ORLEANS (4-9) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX) and can become the sixth rookie quarterback to start a game during the 2022 season. This would mark the seventh consecutive season in which at least six rookie quarterbacks started at least one game.
  • Carolina, who are 3-1 in their last four games and 3-0 at home under interim head coach STEVE WILKS, are set to host PITTSBURGH (5-8) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).
  • Both Atlanta and Carolina look to qualify for the playoffs after beginning the season 0-2. In six of the past 10 seasons (2013-21), at least one team that began the season 0-2 has made the postseason. 

9.     NFC WEST: The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4) are set to visit the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-6) on Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video) and with a win, can qualify for the postseason for the second-consecutive year and earn their first NFC West division title since 2019.

  • In Week 14, rookie quarterback BROCK PURDY became the first rookie in the Super Bowl era with at least two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and a passer rating of 125-or-higher in his first career start.
  • Seattle, who is currently a half game behind the Commanders and Giants for an NFC Wild Card spot, is aiming to make the postseason for the fourth time in the past five seasons. Quarterback GENO SMITH leads the NFL this season with nine games of at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 100-or-higher. 

10.  TREND TIME: A look at the NFL schedule over the final four weeks …

  • There are five teams – Chicago, Green Bay, Las Vegas, Seattle and Washington – who will finish with three of their last four games at home.
  • There are five teams – Arizona, Dallas, Detroit, the Los Angeles Rams and New York Giants – who are scheduled to finish with three of their final four games on the road.
  • Each of Cincinnati's final four games are against teams currently in playoff position, while seven other teams will face a team currently in a playoff spot in three of their final four contests. 

11.  CLOSE GAMES: There have been 158 games within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter through Week 14 (76 percent of games) and 92 games decided by six points or fewer, both the most through Week 14 in NFL history. The average final score margin of 9.52 points this season would be the lowest for a full season since 1932 (9.13).

WEEK 15 NFL SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

Thursday, December 15

San Francisco at Seattle

Prime Video

8:15

 

 

 

 

Saturday, December 17

Indianapolis at Minnesota

NFLN

1:00

Baltimore at Cleveland

NFLN

4:30

Miami at Buffalo

NFLN

8:15

 

 

 

 

Sunday, December 18

Pittsburgh at Carolina

CBS

1:00

Philadelphia at Chicago

FOX

1:00

Kansas City at Houston

CBS

1:00

Dallas at Jacksonville

FOX

1:00

Atlanta at New Orleans

FOX

1:00

 

Detroit at New York Jets

CBS

1:00

Arizona at Denver

FOX

4:05

New England at Las Vegas

FOX

4:05

Tennessee at Los Angeles Chargers

CBS

4:25

Cincinnati at Tampa Bay

CBS

4:25

New York Giants at Washington

NBC

8:20

 

 

 

Monday, December 19

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay

ESPN/ABC

8:15

NFL, IFAF Advancement of Global Flag Football Ambassadors Team Continues

Global Ambassador Program to Expand InternationalElevation of Flag Football

Aeneas Williams, Chase Claypool and Sammis ReyesAmong Current Superstar Ambassadors   

The National Football League (NFL) and the International Federation of American Football (IFAF) today announced the fifth team of Global Flag Football Ambassadors to amplify and support the long-term growth of the game worldwide.

Aeneas Williams, Chase Claypool and Sammis Reyes 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’s Kickoff Weekend earlier this year – 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.

Earlier this season, the NFL announced the 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 Flag games 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:

  • Chase Claypool – Chicago Bears wide receiver, Claypool was born in Abbotsford, Canada
  • Izell Reese – NFL Legend and CEO of RCX Sports, the exclusive operator of NFL Flag
  • Fouzia Madhouni – From Morocco, NFL Mentee in the Global Sports Mentoring Program
  • Sammis Reyes – Chicago Bears defensive lineman, Reyes was born in Talcahuano, Chile
  • Phoebe Schecter – Former coach in the Buffalo Bills, captain of the Great Britain women’s national team, IFAF Athlete representative for the International Olympic Committee
  • Aeneas Williams – Pro Football Hall of Famer and Legend of the Arizona Cardinals and St. Louis Rams

The global appeal of these international athletes highlights the scope and ambition of the group to grow the game worldwide but also points to the impact international players have on the NFL itself.

Among the previously announced ambassadors with international ties:

  • 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, Detroit Lions wide receiver who is a German national who speaks fluent German and French, thanks to his German-born mother.
  • Desiree Abrams, who 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.
  • Diana Flores is the starting quarterback for the Mexico women’s team and won the gold at The World Games 2022 by defeating the USA. She has been a member of Mexico’s national team since 2014 when she was 16 years old. 
  • Liz Sowers is the head coach of the women’s flag football team at Ottawa University, where she won the NAIA championships in her first year in 2021.
  • Andrea Castillo won the bronze medal at The World Games 2022 for the Panama women’s flag football team.
  • Sebastian Vollmer is an NFL Legend, former New England Patriots tackle, born in Kaarst, Germany.
  • Luke Zahradka is the quarterback of the Italian national flag football team. 

“I’m honored to be a Global Flag Football Ambassador for the NFL,” said Chase Claypool. “Growing the sport globally, especially in Canada, is something that has always been a goal of mine. Hopefully we see the sport continue to grow and it’s a part of the Olympic Games in the near future, and maybe I can even participate!”

“Being the 1st Global Flag Football Ambassador in the Kingdom of Morocco is an actual dream coming true,” said Fouzia Madhouni. “More importantly, it gives hope to the ones that are afraid to dream big.”

“Flag football is an incredibly inclusive sport and I’ve seen it positively impact youth athletes and bring communities together,” said Izell Reese. “I’m honored to have the opportunity to aide in growing the game globally and look forward to making it accessible for all.”

"I was born in Chile and grew up in a neighborhood where playing a sport like football is unimaginable,” said Sammis Reyes. “People where I am from do not have the resources to buy all the equipment needed to play the game. However, I know there’s tremendous talent there waiting to be seen. I am extremely honored to be an ambassador for flag football because I know it is a step forward for kids in neighborhoods like mine to get an opportunity to play the beautiful sport of football.

Growing football internationally has been my life's work,” said Phoebe Scheckter, “and flag football is the easiest way to introduce scores of people to the game, as there are few barriers to participation. The partnership between the NFL and IFAF will create life-changing opportunities for many people worldwide and I am excited to be an ambassador on this mission.

I am honored to be selected as one of the Global Flag Football Ambassadors,” said Pro Football Hall of Famer, Aeneas Williams.  “The game of football has had an enormous positive impact on my life.  Flag Football gives us the opportunity to share this great game which also comes along with discipline and character with boys and girls, men and women throughout the world! Let’s Go!”

BROADCAST TEAMS ANNOUNCED FOR NFL NETWORK’S WEEK 15 SATURDAY SHOWDOWN TRIPLEHEADER

Noah Eagle, Nate Burleson, Tom Pelissero & Lindsay Czarniak to Call Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings at 1:00 PM ET

 

Rich Eisen, Kurt Warner, Steve Wyche & Stacey Dales to Call Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns at 4:30 PM ET

 

Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin & Peter Schrager to Call Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills at 8:15 PM ET

NFL Network has set its broadcast teams for the Week 15 Saturday Showdown tripleheader on Saturday, December 17.

Noah Eagle and Nate Burleson, along with Tom Pelissero and Lindsay Czarniak on the sidelines, will call the Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings game at 1:00 PM ET.

Rich Eisen and Kurt Warner, along with Steve Wyche and Stacey Dales on the sidelines, will call the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns game at 4:30 PM ET.

Kevin Kugler and Mark Sanchez, along with Laura Okmin and Peter Schrager on the sidelines, will call the Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills game at 8:15 PM ET.

In addition to airing on NFL Network, each game will be available on local broadcast stations in the respective markets of the competing teams (WXIN in Indianapolis, KSTP in Minneapolis, WBAL in Baltimore, WEWS in Cleveland, WFOR in Miami and WKBW in Buffalo).

Fans can stream these games 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 carried on SiriusXM and TuneIn.

Pregame coverage on NFL Network begins with Jamie Erdahl, Emmanuel Sanders, DeAngelo Hall and Michael Irvin from Minneapolis. 

Additional coverage on NFL Network is provided by Chris RoseJoe Thomas and Mike Garafolo from Cleveland.

Coverage concludes on NFL Network with Colleen Wolfe, Steve Smith Sr., Michael Robinson, Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Giardi from Buffalo.

 

Week 15: Saturday, December 17 (NFL Network)

1:00 PM ET – Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings

4:30 PM ET – Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns

8:15 PM ET – Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills


44.1 Million Average Viewers Watched Thanksgiving Day Football, a 31 percent increase over the number initially reported

Nielsen custom survey reveals viewership impact of group settings, out-of-home viewership on Super Bowl-like moment for football fans

 

NEW YORK - December 13, 2022 - The National Football League (NFL) and Nielsen collaborated on a survey to complement Nielsen's measurement data to provide a detailed picture of how many people may have watched NFL football on Thanksgiving Day, particularly in group settings. Based on the survey* findings, each game reached an average of more than 20 million additional viewers, raising the average-minute audience to 44.1 million, a 31% increase from the 33.6 million initially reported.

The results showcase the unique nature of Thanksgiving Day football, which for football fans has become intrinsically intertwined with a national holiday that brings families and friends together for a day of appreciation and gratitude. Many watch in larger-than-normal group settings such as an extended family member or friend's home, bar, or restaurant.

With three games spread across the entire day, the opportunity to catch the games while preparing the big meal, visiting multiple households on the same afternoon, or perhaps even after the neighborhood's touch-football game provides fans ample chance to catch NFL action.

"Quantifying the exact number of people watching NFL games on Thanksgiving presents additional challenges due to the fact that so many people gather in different group settings with family and friends," said Paul Ballew, Chief Data and Analytics Officer of the NFL. "As was the case with our study around the Super Bowl, we feel this Nielsen custom survey helps provide a more complete picture of the total viewership for this unique day on the NFL calendar."

Nielsen measures out-of-home in locations - such as bars and restaurants - across about 65% of the United States and its co-viewing measurement covers groups of up to 16 people in households across the entire country.

"The tradition of family gatherings and NFL football on Thanksgiving Day is endemic to American culture," said Jon Stainer, Nielsen Sports Managing Director for the Americas. "We're honored to continue working with the NFL on this custom study to help them better understand the size and behaviors of group viewing parties outside our co-viewing measurement."

The custom survey of 5,800 households, conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago using the AmeriSpeak panel, examined the size of viewing groups at any location and to what extent those groups are larger than that which is measured today. This is the same study used when Nielsen announced an estimated 208-million-plus viewers watched Super Bowl LVI [/Pages/Custom-Survey-from-Nielsen-and-the-NFL-Reveals-Total-Viewing-Audience-for-Super-Bowl-LVI-Estimated-at-Over-208-Million-.aspx]via a custom study with the [/Pages/Custom-Survey-from-Nielsen-and-the-NFL-Reveals-Total-Viewing-Audience-for-Super-Bowl-LVI-Estimated-at-Over-208-Million-.aspx]NFL.

Late last month, it was reported that the telecasts of the games were [/Pages/Most-Watched-NFL-Thanksgiving-Day-Ever.aspx]the most-watched NFL Thanksgiving Day on record. Cowboys-Giants was the most-watched regular-season NFL game of all-time, Lions-Bills broke a Thanksgiving Day early-window record, and Vikings-Patriots was the second-best Thanksgiving primetime game on record.*Custom Nielsen Sports Study, commissioned and paid for by NFLEnterprises LLC on August 12, 2022

Thursday Night Capsule - San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks

THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-6)

Week 15 of the 2022 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, December 15 (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video) as the San Francisco 49ers (9-4) visit the Seattle Seahawks (7-6) in a key NFC West showdown. The Seahawks hold the all-time regular-season series advantage, 29-18, and are 10-2 at home against the 49ers under head coach PETE CARROLL. San Francisco earned a 27-7 win over Seattle in Week 2 earlier this season as defensive lineman NICK BOSA registered two sacks, the 49ers' first victory over the Seahawks since their dramatic Week 17 win to secure the NFC West division title in the final regular season game of the 2019 season. With a win, San Francisco can clinch the NFC West division title and reach the playoffs for the third time in the past four seasons.

The 49ers enter Week 15 with the NFL's top ranked defense, allowing the fewest points per game (15.2), yards per game (286.8) and rushing yards per game (75.1) in the league. Bosa leads the NFL with 14.5 sacks this season and can become the fifth player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, to record at least 15 sacks in two of his first four NFL seasons. He aims for his fourth in a row against Seattle with a sack. Linebacker FRED WARNER has 91 tackles in 2022 and can reach 100 tackles for the fifth-consecutive season since he entered the NFL in 2018. Linebacker DRE GREENLAW led the team and tied a career high with 15 tackles while defensive back JIMMIE WARD registered his fifth career forced fumble in Week 14. Both players aim for their fifth in a row with a pass defensed.

Last week, quarterback BROCK PURDY completed 16 of 21 pass attempts (76.2 percent) for two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 134.0 rating and became the first rookie in the Super Bowl era with at least two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and a passer rating of 125-or-higher in his first career start. Running back CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY totaled 153 scrimmage yards (119 rushing, 34 receiving) and his 11th-career game with both a rushing and receiving touchdown, tied for the fourth-most such games in NFL history. He aims for his third in a row against Seattle with at least 175 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns. McCaffrey has 425 career receptions and can surpass ROGER CRAIG (434) for the most receptions by a running back in his first six seasons in NFL history. Tight end GEORGE KITTLE reached 500 receiving yards on the season last week and became the fifth tight end in NFL history with at least 500 receiving yards in each of his first six seasons.

Seattle quarterback GENO SMITH had three touchdown passes in Week 14 and has at least two touchdown passes in seven consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. He has career highs in completions (306), passing yards (3,433) and touchdown passes (25) in 2022 and leads the league this season with nine games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 100-or-higher. Wide receiver DK METCALF has 72 receptions for 869 yards and six touchdowns this season and can become the fifth player since 1970 to record at least 900 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions in each of his first four seasons. Wide receiver TYLER LOCKETT has 71 receptions for 896 yards and eight touchdowns in 2022, his fifth-consecutive season with at least eight touchdown receptions. On Thursday, he can become the first player since 2020 (DAVANTE ADAMS) with a touchdown catch in seven consecutive games.

Linebacker JORDYN BROOKS leads the NFC with 141 tackles in 2022 and has nine games with at least 10 tackles this season, tied for the most in the NFL. Linebacker CODY BARTON led Seattle with a career-high 15 tackles last week and aims for his fifth in a row with a pass defensed. Linebacker UCHENNA NWOSU has career highs in sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (nine) this season. Rookie cornerback TARIQ WOOLEN ranks tied for first in the NFL with six interceptions and has at least one pass defense in 11 of his 13 career games.

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 15 San Francisco-Seattle capsule, click here.

AFC and NFC Coaching Staffs Announced for 2023 Pro Bowl Games Presented by Verizon

– NFL Legends Ray Lewis and DeMarcus Ware Named Defensive Coordinators, International Flag Football Stars Vanita Krouch and Diana Flores Named Offensive Coordinators – 

– 2023 Pro Bowl Games Tickets On-Sale Now – 

Pro Football Hall of Famer, 12-time Pro Bowler and two-time Super Bowl champion RAY LEWIS, Super Bowl champion and nine-time Pro Bowler DEMARCUS WARE, U.S. Women's National Flag Football team quarterback VANITA KROUCH and Mexico Women's National Flag Football team quarterback DIANA FLORES will serve as defensive and offensive coordinators for The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon, the NFL announced today.For the AFC, under head coach PEYTON MANNING, Lewis will serve as defensive coordinator while Flores will serve as offensive coordinator. In the NFC, under head coach ELI MANNING, Ware will be the defensive coordinator and Krouch will be the offensive coordinator. The four NFL Legends, who were collectively selected to 39 Pro Bowls, along with the two international Flag football stars, will make critical coaching decisions in The Pro Bowl Games, which features the first-ever AFC vs. NFC Flag football games on Sunday and exciting Pro Bowl Skills competitions throughout the week."Bringing together an extraordinary coaching staff that combines NFL Legends who have years of Pro Bowl experience with Flag football champions who are the best in the world will ensure this first-ever Pro Bowl Games is incredibly exciting, competitive and entertaining", said PETER O'REILLY, Executive Vice President of Club Business and League Events. "What's particularly special about this year is the elevation of Flag football, not only through the best players in the NFL playing in our AFC vs. NFC Flag games on Sunday, but now through the appointment of Vanita Krouch and Diana Flores as our offensive coordinators. Having these elite Women's Flag football players from the U.S. and Mexico as counterparts to Peyton and Eli Manning, Ray Lewis, and Demarcus Ware underscores the global growth of Flag football among women and men."Organized in partnership with RCX Sports, the NFL's Flag football operating partner, and International Federation of American Football (IFAF), Sunday's culminating event at The Pro Bowl Games will feature three 7-on-7 AFC vs NFC Flag games. Each game will be 20 minutes in length (two halves) and played on a 50-yard field with 10-yard end zones.

The 2023 Pro Bowl Games, hosted in partnership with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and Las Vegas Raiders, will be a week-long series of AFC vs NFC competitions. On Sunday, February 5th, ticketholders to The Pro Bowl Games will be able to witness all the impressive player feats live, including epic Flag football games between the league's best players, exciting Pro Bowl Skills and a major musical performance. Sunday's events will also be televised from 3:00pm-6:00pm ET on ESPN & ABC. Fans can visit ProBowl.com/tickets to buy tickets, which start as low as $35.Visit ProBowl.com for the latest event details. 

AFC COACHING STAFF 

PEYTON MANNING (AFC head coach): The only player in NFL history to win five Most Valuable Player awards, Peyton Manning was selected to 14 Pro Bowls during his 17-year NFL career with Indianapolis (1998-2010) and Denver (2012-15), tied for the second-most Pro Bowl selections all-time. Originally the No. 1 overall selection in the 1998 NFL Draft, Manning ranks third all-time in passing yards (71,940) and touchdown passes (539) and he is one of two starting quarterbacks ever to lead multiple franchises to a Super Bowl title. He was named the Comeback Player of the Year in 2012 and set NFL single-season records for passing yards (5,477) and touchdown passes (55) during the 2013 season. Manning was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the Broncos Ring of Fame in 2021 and in 2017, became the first Colts player to have his jersey retired since they moved to Indianapolis when he was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor. 

RAY LEWIS (AFC defensive coordinator): A two-time Super Bowl champion, 12-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time Defensive Player of the Year, Lewis was selected in the first round (No. 26 overall) in the 1996 NFL Draft by Baltimore, where he spent all 17 seasons of his NFL career (1996-2012). In 228 regular-season games, he totaled 1,568 tackles, 118 passes defensed, 41.5 sacks, 31 interceptions, 20 fumble recoveries and 19 forced fumbles. During the 2000 season, he earned his first Defensive Player of the Year award and was named Super Bowl Most Valuable Player as the Ravens earned the Super Bowl XXXV title. In 2012, his final season, Lewis returned from injury and helped lead Baltimore to the Super Bowl XLVII title. In 2013, he was inducted into the Ravens Ring of Honor and in 2018, in his first year of eligibility, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. 

DIANA FLORES (AFC offensive coordinator): Diana Flores was the fourth youngest quarterback at The World Games in 2022 and she has been a member of the Mexico Women's Flag National Team since 2014, beginning when she was just 16 years old. Diana has played for the 2014, 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2022 Mexico Women's Flag National Teams and led Mexico to a 6-0 record and a gold medal at The World Games this year. In the gold medal game against the United States, she completed 20 of 28 pass attempts for 210 yards and four touchdowns in Mexico's 39-6 victory. She finished with 23 touchdown passes at The World Games in 2022, the third-most among women's teams. She was the only starting quarterback to beat U.S. quarterback Vanita Krouch (19-1) in international tournament play. 

NFC COACHING STAFF 

ELI MANNING (NFC head coach): A two-time Super Bowl champion, four-time Pro Bowl selection and the 2016 NFL Walter Payton Man of the Year, Eli Manning spent his entire 16-season career with the New York Giants after entering the NFL as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. He ranks 10th in league history and holds the Giants franchise records in passing yards (57,023), touchdown passes (366) and completions (4,895). Manning started 210 consecutive games from 2004-2017, the third-longest streak of consecutive starts by a quarterback in NFL history. Manning led the Giants to Super Bowl XLII and XLVI titles and is one of five players in the Super Bowl era with multiple Super Bowl Most Valuable Player awards. He was inducted into the New York Giants Ring of Honor and had his jersey retired by the club during the 2021 season. 

DEMARCUS WARE (NFC defensive coordinator): A nine-time Pro Bowl selection and Super Bowl champion, DeMarcus Ware was selected No. 11 overall in the 2005 NFL Draft by Dallas, where he spent the first nine years of his career (2005-13) before spending three seasons with Denver (2014-16). In 178 regular-season games, Ware totaled 657 tackles, 138.5 sacks, 127 tackles for loss, 35 forced fumbles and 25 passes defensed. A four-time first-team All-Pro selection, Ware led the NFL in sacks twice during his career (2008 and 2010) and he is one of six players since 1982 to record at least 10 sacks in seven consecutive seasons. He is the Cowboys' all-time leader in sacks (117) and is one of three players since 1982 to record at least 19 sacks in multiple seasons. Ware recorded 7.5 sacks in eight career playoff games, including two sacks in Super Bowl 50 with Denver. 

VANITA KROUCH (NFC offensive coordinator): Originally from Carrollton, Texas, Vanita Krouch has been the quarterback for the U.S. Woman's Flag National Team since 2016 and played for the 2016, 2018, 2021 and 2022 U.S. Women's Flag National Flag Teams. She was the oldest Flag football player (41) at the 2022 World Games (male or female). Vanita was inducted into the National Flag and Touch Football Hall Fame in 2016. She started playing Flag football per the urging of current U.S. Women's coach Chris Lankford, and she's played in men's leagues with USA teammate Joann Overstreet. After college, she played semi-pro basketball, touring to different colleges for exhibition games, and coached both high school track & field and basketball. Her family, originally from Cambodia, migrated to the United States in November 1980 in wake of the Khmer Rouge genocide of 1970s. She is 19-1 as the United States' starting quarterback in international tournaments since 2018 and she ranked second among women with 25 touchdown passes at The World Games in 2022.

SIETE DEL DOMINGO - DECIMOCUARTA SEMANA

Un vistazo a siete destacados estadísticos de los partidos jugados durante las ventanas de 1:00 p.m. y a las 4:00 p.m. (hora de New York) el domingo 11 de diciembre, correspondientes a la decimocuarta semana de luna temporada 2022.

  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES derrotó New York Giants 48-22, mejorando a 12-1 y convirtiéndose en el primer equipo en asegurar una plaza en postemporada esta temporada.El mariscal de campo de Philadelphia JALEN HURTS registró 294 yardas (217 pasando, 77 acarreando) y tres anotaciones (dos pasando, una acarreando) con un índice de 109.2, mientras que el apoyador HAASON REDDICK registró su 10ma captura de la temporada en el triunfo del equipo en la semana 14.Hurts, que tiene 10 acarreos anotadores esta temporada tras registrar 10 acarreos anotadores en 2021, se unió a CAM NEWTON (2011, 2015 y 2020) como los únicos mariscales de campo en la historia con al menos 10 acarreos anotadores en múltiples temporadas y es el primer mariscal de campo en la historia que registra al menos 10 acarreos anotadores en temporadas consecutivas.Hurts, que tiene 3,157 yardas aéreas, con 22 pases anotadores y 10 acarreos anotadores esta temporada, es el último mariscal de campo en la historia con al menos 3,000 yardas aéreas, 20 pases anotadores y 10 acarreos anotadores en una sola temporada, uniéndose a KYLER MURRAY (2020), CAM NEWTON (2011 y 2015) y KORDELL STEWART (1997).Reddick, que registró 11 capturas con Carolina en 2021 y 12.5 capturas con Arizona en 2020, es el primer jugador que marca al menos 10 capturas en tres temporadas consecutivas con tres equipos diferentes desde 1982, cuando la captura individual se convirtió en estadística oficial.
  • JUEGOS CERRADOS. Con dos partidos aún por ser completados en la semana 14, han habido 91 partidos decididos por una anotación (seis puntos) o menos, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 14 semanas en la historia.Siete de 11 partidos (63.6 por ciento) que fueron completados en la semana 14 estaban con diferencia de una anotación (ocho puntos) en el último período y hubo 156 partidos dentro de una anotación (ocho puntos) en el último período esta temporada, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 14 semanas en la historia de la NFL.REMONTANDODALLAS COWBOYS registró una marcha anotadora de 98 yardas que definió el pleito mediante un acarreo anotador de EZEKIEL ELLIOTT con 41 segundos por jugarse en el último período en el triunfo 27-23 sobre Houston, mientras LOS ANGELES RAMS marchó 98 yardas en el clásico de jueves en la noche Thursday Night Football para el pase anotador que definió el pleito de BAKER MAYFIELD a VAN JEFFERSON con 10 segundos por jugarse en tiempo regular del triunfo 17-16 sobre Las Vegas.La decimocuarta de la temporada 2022 es la primera semana en las últimas 45 temporadas en la que hay marcha anotadoras que definen pleitos de al menos 95 yardas donde la anotación fue registrada dentro de los últimos dos minutos del tiempo regular.Hubo 49 partidos esta temporada decididos por una anotación que define el pleito en los últimos dos minutos del tiempo regular o en la prórroga, solamente detrás de 2015 (50) para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 14 semanas de una temporada en la historia.Rams se sobrepuso a una desventaja de 10 puntos para ganar el jueves, y hubo 41 partidos en los que un equipo se sobrepone a una desventaja de al menos 10 puntos para terminara ganando o empatando esta temporada, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 14 semanas de una temporada en la historia.Hubo 65 partidos en los que un equipo resurge para ganar o empatar tras haber estado en desventaja en el último período, empatados con la temporada 1989 (65) para la segunda mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 14 semanas de una temporada en la historia. Solamente 2012 (66) tiene más.
  • El mariscal de campo de Kansas City PATRICK MAHOMES lanzó 352 yardas y tres anotaciones, mientras que el ala cerrada TRAVIS KELCE registró 71 yardas recibiendo en la victoria de Chiefs 34-28 en Denver.Si Miami derrota a Los Angeles Chargers en el clásico de domingo en la noche Sunday Night FootballChiefs puede asegurarse su séptimo título divisional de la AFC Oeste consecutivo, igualando a LOS ANGELES RAMS de 1973-79 para la segunda racha más larga de títulos divisionales en la historia de la NFL. Solamente NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS de 2009-19 (11 temporadas consecutivas) tuvo una racha más larga.Chiefs mejoró a 10-3 en la temporada y el entrenador en jefe ANDY REID se convirtió en el tercer entrenador en jefe en la historia de la NFL que registra al menos 10 victorias en temporada regular en ocho temporadas consecutivas, uniéndose a BILL BELICHICK (17 campañas seguidas ens 2003-19) y GEORGE SEIFERT (ocho temporadas consecutivas en 1989-96).Reid tiene en su carrera 17 temporadas con al menos 10 victorias, y superó el miembro del Salón de la Fama TOM LANDRY (16 temporadas) para la tercera mayor cantidad de temporadas con 10 triunfos por un entrenador en jefe en la historia de la NFL. Solamente BILL BELICHICK (20 temporadas) y el miembro del Salón de la Fama DON SHULA (20) tienen más.Mahomes registró el 24to partido de su carrera con al menos 300 yardas aéreas y tres pases anotadores, superando al miembro del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (23 partidos) para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños por un jugador en sus primeras seis temporadas en la historia de la NFL.Mahomes, que tiene 4,160 yardas aéreas esta temporada, se sumó al miembro del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING como los únicos jugadores en la historia de la NFL con al menos 4,000 yardas aéreas en cinco de sus primeras seis temporadas.Kelce tiene 10,045 yardas recibiendo en su carrera y es el quinto ala cerrada en la historia con al menos 10,000 yardas recibiendo en su carrera, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama TONY GONZÁLEZ (15,127), a JASON WITTEN (13,046), ANTONIO GATES (11,841) y al miembro del Salón de la Fama SHANNON SHARPE (10,060).Kelce, que registró al menos 1,000 yardas recibiendo en cada una de las últimas siete temporadas (2016-22), es el primer ala cerrada en la historia de la NFL con siete temporadas en su carrera con al menos 1,000 yardas recibiendo.
  • El mariscal de campo de Jacksonville TREVOR LAWRENCE lanzó 368 yardas y totalizó cuatro anotaciones (tres pasando, una acarreando), mientras que el ala cerrada EVAN ENGRAM tuvo 11 recepciones for para yardas y dos anotaciones en el triunfo de Jaguars 36-22 en Tennessee.Lawrence, que tiene 23 años y 66 días de edad, es el jugador más joven en la historia de la NFL con al menos 350 yardas aéreas, tres pases anotadores y un acarreo anotador en a partido, superando a KYLER MURRAY (23 años y 79 días de edad el 25 de octubre de 2020).Engram es el sexto ala cerrada en la historia de la NFL con al menos 10 recepciones para 150 yardas y dos anotaciones en un partido, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama SHANNON SHARPE (6 de octubre de 1996 y 20 de octubre de 2002) y KELLEN WINSLOW SR. (11 de diciembre de 1983) así como también a TODD CHRISTENSEN (16 de octubre de 1983), TRAVIS KELCE (2 de diciembre de 2018 y 16 de diciembre de 2021) y DARREN WALLER (6 de diciembre de 2020).
  • El mariscal de campo de Buffalo JOSH ALLEN tuvo un pase anotador y un acarreo anotador en el triunfo de Bills 20-12 sobre New York Jets.Allen registró el 24to partido de su carrera con al menos un pase anotador y un acarreo anotador, empatando con el miembro del Salón de la Fama FRAN TARKENTON (24 partidos) para la cuarta mayor cantidad de tales partidos en la historia de la NFL. Solamente CAM NEWTON (45 partidos), el miembro del Salón de la Fama STEVE YOUNG (31) y AARON RODGERS (30) tienen más.Allen tiene seis acarreos anotadores en 2022 y es el primer mariscal de campo con al menos seis acarreos anotadores en cinco temporadas consecutivas en la historia de la NFL.
  • El receptor de Cincinnati JA'MARR CHASE tuvo 10 recepciones para 119 yardas y una anotación en la victoria de Bengals 23-10 sobre Cleveland.Chase registró el octavo partido de su carrera con al menos 100 yardas recibiendo y una recepción anotadora, empatados con A.J. BROWN y JOHN JEFFERSON para la tercera mayor cantidad de tales desempeños por un jugador en las primeras dos temporadas de su carrera en la era del Super Bowl. Solamente ODELL BECKHAM JR. (12 partidos) y el miembro del Salón de la Fama RANDY MOSS (nueve) tienen más.Chase registró su 20ma recepción anotadora en el 26to partido de su carrera, empatando a ROB GRONKOWSKI y DARYL TURNER para la cuarta menor cantidad de partidos para alcanzar las 20 recepciones anotadoras en sus carreras desde 1970. Solamente el miembro del Salón de la Fama RANDY MOSS (20 partidos), ODELL BECKHAM JR. (22) y JOHN JEFFERSON (24) alcanzaron la marca en menos partidos.Chase, que tiene 22 años y 285 días de edad, y 2,276 yardas recibiendo y 20 recepciones anotadoras desde que ingresó en la NFL, en 2021, se unió al miembro del Salón de la Fama RANDY MOSS como los únicos jugadores bajo la edad de 23 con al menos 2,000 yardas recibiendo y 20 recepciones anotadoras en la historia de la NFL.
  • El mariscal de campo de Detroit JARED GOFF lanzó 330 yardas y tres anotaciones, sin intercepciones, para un índice de 120.7, y el apoyador novato JAMES HOUSTON tuvo la cuarta captura de su carrera en el triunfo de Lions 34-23 sobre Minnesota.Goff, que está actualmente en su séptima temporada en la NFL, registró el 30mo partido de su carrera con al menos 300 yardas aéreas, empatando con cuatro jugadores para la cuarta mayor cantidad de tales partidos por un jugador en sus primeras siete temporadas en la historia de la NFL. Solamente PATRICK MAHOMES (39 partidos), el miembro del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (37) y ANDREW LUCK (33) tienen más.Houston es el sexto novato desde 2000 que registra al menos una captura en cada uno de los primeros tres partidos de su carrera, uniéndose a MYLES GARRETT (2017), TOMMY KELLY (2004), BARKEVIOUS MINGO (2013), AZEEZ OJULARI (2021) y TERRELL SUGGS (2003). 
  • Notas adicionales del domingo incluyen: 
    • El mariscal de campo de San Francisco BROCK PURDY completó 16 de 21 intentos de pase (76.2 por ciento) para dos anotaciones, sin intercepciones, y un índice de 134.0, agregando un acarreo anotador en el triunfo de 49ers 35-7 sobre Tampa Bay.Purdy es el primer novato en la era del Super Bowl con al menos dos pases anotadores, un acarreo anotador y un índice de pasador de 125 o superior en la primera titularidad de su carrera.
    • El receptor de Minnesota JUSTIN JEFFERSON el domingo tuvo 11 recepciones para 223 yardas recibiendo, un pico de carrera.Jefferson tiene cinco partidos en su carrera con al menos 175 yardas recibiendo, empatando con el miembro del Salón de la Fama LANCE ALWORTH (cinco partidos) para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños por un jugador en sus primeras tres temporadas en la historia de la NFL.Jefferson, que tiene 1,500 yardas recibiendo esta temporada, es el primer jugador en la historia de la NFL con al menos 1,400 yardas recibiendo en cada una de las primeras tres temporadas de su carrera. Registró 1,400 yardas recibiendo como novato en 2020 y 1,616 en 2021.
Seven From Sunday - Week 14

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played during the 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET windows on Sunday, December 11, the 14th week of the 2022 season.

  • The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES defeated the New York Giants, 48-22, improving to 12-1 and becoming the first team to clinch a playoff berth this season.Philadelphia quarterback JALEN HURTS recorded 294 yards (217 passing, 77 rushing) and three touchdowns (two passing, one rushing) with a 109.2 rating while linebacker HAASON REDDICK registered his 10th sack of the season in the team's Week 14 victory.Hurts, who has 10 rushing touchdowns this season after recording 10 rushing touchdowns in 2021, joined CAM NEWTON (2011, 2015 and 2020) as the only quarterbacks ever with at least 10 rushing touchdowns in multiple seasons and is the first quarterback ever to record at least 10 rushing touchdowns in consecutive seasons.Hurts, who has 3,157 passing yards with 22 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns this season, is the fourth quarterback ever with at least 3,000 passing yards, 20 touchdown passes & 10 rushing touchdowns in a single season, joining KYLER MURRAY (2020), CAM NEWTON (2011 and 2015) and KORDELL STEWART (1997).Reddick, who registered 11 sacks with Carolina in 2021 and 12.5 sacks with Arizona in 2020, is the first player to record at least 10 sacks in three consecutive seasons with three different teams since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.
  • CLOSE GAMES: With two games yet to be completed in Week 14, there have been 91 games decided by a touchdown (six points) or less, the most such games through the first 14 weeks all-time.Seven of 11 games (63.6 percent) that have been completed in Week 14 have been within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter and there have been 156 games within one score (eight points) in the fourth quarter this season, the most such games through the first 14 weeks in NFL history.COMEBACKS: The DALLAS COWBOYS registered a 98-yard game-winning touchdown drive that culminated with an EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushing touchdown with 41 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of their 27-23 win over Houston, while the LOS ANGELES RAMS drove 98 yards on Thursday Night Football for the game-winning touchdown pass from BAKER MAYFIELD to VAN JEFFERSON with 10 seconds remaining in regulation of their 17-16 win over Las Vegas.Week 14 of the 2022 season is the first week in the last 45 seasons in which there were multiple game-winning touchdown drives of at least 95 yards where the touchdown was scored inside the final two minutes of regulation.There have been 49 games this season decided by a game-winning score in the final two minutes of regulation or in overtime, trailing only 2015 (50) for the most such games through the first 14 weeks of a season all-time.The Rams overcame a 10-point deficit to win on Thursday and there have been 41 games in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win or tie this season, the most such games through the first 14 weeks of a season all-time.There have been 65 games in which a team has come back to win or tie after trailing in the fourth quarter, tied with the 1989 season (65) for the second-most such games through the first 14 weeks of a season all-time. Only 2012 (66) has more.
  • Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns while tight end TRAVIS KELCE registered 71 receiving yards in the Chiefs' 34-28 win at Denver.If Miami defeats the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday Night Football, the Chiefs can secure their seventh-consecutive AFC West division title, tying the 1973-79 LOS ANGELES RAMS for the second-longest streak of division titles in NFL history. Only the 2009-19 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11 consecutive seasons) had a longer streak.The Chiefs improved to 10-3 on the season and head coach ANDY REID became the third head coach in NFL history to record at least 10 regular-season wins in eight consecutive seasons, joining BILL BELICHICK (17 consecutive seasons from 2003-19) and GEORGE SEIFERT (eight consecutive seasons from 1989-96).Reid has 17 career seasons with at least 10 wins and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer TOM LANDRY (16 seasons) for the third-most 10-win seasons by a head coach in NFL history. Only BILL BELICHICK (20 seasons) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DON SHULA (20) have more.Mahomes recorded his 24th career game with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (23 games) for the most such games by a player in his first six seasons in NFL history.Mahomes, who has 4,160 passing yards this season, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING as the only players in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in five of their first six seasons.Kelce has 10,045 career receiving yards and is the fifth tight end ever with at least 10,000 career receiving yards, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (15,127), JASON WITTEN (13,046), ANTONIO GATES (11,841) and Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (10,060).Kelce, who has recorded at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the past seven seasons (2016-22), is the first tight end in NFL history with seven career seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards.
  • Jacksonville quarterback TREVOR LAWRENCE passed for 368 yards and totaled four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) while tight end EVAN ENGRAM had 11 receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns in the Jaguars' 36-22 win at Tennessee.Lawrence, who is 23 years and 66 days old, is the youngest player in NFL history with at least 350 passing yards, three touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown in a game, surpassing KYLER MURRAY (23 years and 79 days old on October 25, 2020).Engram is the sixth tight end in NFL history with at least 10 receptions for 150 yards and two touchdowns in a game, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers SHANNON SHARPE (October 6, 1996 and October 20, 2002) and KELLEN WINSLOW SR. (December 11, 1983) as well as TODD CHRISTENSEN (October 16, 1983), TRAVIS KELCE (December 2, 2018 and December 16, 2021) and DARREN WALLER (December 6, 2020).
  • Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN had one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown in the Bills' 20-12 win over the New York Jets.Allen recorded his 24th career game with at least one touchdown pass and one rushing touchdown, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (24 games) for the fourth-most such games in NFL history. Only CAM NEWTON (45 games), Pro Football Hall of Famer STEVE YOUNG (31) and AARON RODGERS (30) have more.Allen has six rushing touchdowns in 2022 and is the first quarterback with at least six rushing touchdowns in five consecutive seasons in NFL history.
  • Cincinnati wide receiver JA'MARR CHASE had 10 receptions for 119 yards and one touchdown in the Bengals' 23-10 win over Cleveland.Chase registered his eighth career game with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, tied with A.J. BROWN and JOHN JEFFERSON for the third-most such games by a player in his first two career seasons in the Super Bowl era. Only ODELL BECKHAM JR. (12 games) and Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (nine) have more.Chase recorded his 20th touchdown reception in his 26th career game, tied with ROB GRONKOWSKI and DARYL TURNER for the fourth fewest games to reach 20 career touchdown receptions since 1970. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (20 games), ODELL BECKHAM JR. (22) and JOHN JEFFERSON (24) reached the mark in fewer games.Chase, who is 22 years and 285 days old and has 2,276 receiving yards and 20 touchdown receptions since entering the NFL in 2021, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS as the only players under the age of 23 with at least 2,000 receiving yards and 20 touchdown receptions in NFL history.
  • Detroit quarterback JARED GOFF passed for 330 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions for a 120.7 rating and rookie linebacker JAMES HOUSTON had his fourth career sack in the Lions' 34-23 win over Minnesota.Goff, who is currently in his seventh NFL season, recorded his 30th career game with at least 300 passing yards, tied with four players for the fourth-most such games by a player in his first seven seasons in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (39 games), Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (37) and ANDREW LUCK (33) have more.Houston is the sixth rookie since 2000 to record at least one sack in each of his first three career games, joining MYLES GARRETT (2017), TOMMY KELLY (2004), BARKEVIOUS MINGO (2013), AZEEZ OJULARI (2021) and TERRELL SUGGS (2003). 
  • Additional notes from Sunday include: 
    • San Francisco quarterback BROCK PURDY completed 16 of 21 pass attempts (76.2 percent) for two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 134.0 rating and added a rushing touchdown in the 49ers' 35-7 win over Tampa Bay.Purdy is the first rookie in the Super Bowl era with at least two touchdown passes, one rushing touchdown and a passer rating of 125-or-higher in his first career start.
    • Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 11 receptions for a career-high 223 receiving yards on Sunday.Jefferson has five career games with at least 175 receiving yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH (five games) for the most such games by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history.Jefferson, who has 1,500 receiving yards this season, is the first player in NFL history with at least 1,400 receiving yards in each of his first three career seasons. He recorded 1,400 receiving yards as a rookie in 2020 and 1,616 receiving yards in 2021. 
FRONT OFFICE ACCELERATOR SLATED FOR LEAGUE MEETING DECEMBER 13-14 IN DALLAS

 Ownership and club executives to network with 32 diverse general manager candidates in an effort to continue to increase executive diversity

As part of the NFL's ongoing commitment to promote greater diversity across the NFL, the League announced plans today to host a Front Office Accelerator on December 13-14 at the December League Meeting in Dallas. A continuation of the [/Pages/INAUGURAL-NFL-COACH-AND-FRONT-OFFICE-ACCELERATOR-PROGRAM-SLATED-FOR-SPRING-LEAGUE-MEETING-MAY-23-24-IN-ATLANTA.aspx]inaugural Coach and Front Office Accelerator hosted at the Spring League Meeting in May 2022, ownership representatives across all 32 clubs will reengage with 32 diverse general manager prospects, representing 28 clubs and the League Office.

The Front Office Accelerator will provide rising people of color and women front office prospects with the opportunity to strengthen relationships with club ownership and executives. Additionally, the League has curated content sessions with football operations experts and business and academic leaders to further drive participants' success in future front-office opportunities.

"Club owners and executives are focused on building on the successful momentum of our Coach and Front Office Accelerator Program by continuing to engage with and develop this group of talented men and women," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

"The goal of our Accelerator Program is to foster relationships between owners and potential candidates for front office positions," said Steelers President Art Rooney, II, the chairman of the NFL Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee.  "Both the clubs and the Accelerator participants understand the importance of the exposure, professional development and networking opportunities of the Accelerator."

2022 FRONT OFFICE ACCELERATOR PARTICIPANTS

 NFL League Office:

PARTICIPANT NAMEPOSITION
Kevin BootheDirector, Management Council

NFL Clubs:

CLUBPARTICIPANT NAMEPOSITION
Arizona CardinalsQuentin HarrisVice President, Player Personnel
Arizona CardinalsAdrian WilsonVice President, Pro Scouting
Atlanta FalconsAnthony RobinsonDirector of College Scouting
Buffalo BillsMalik BoydSenior Director of Pro Scouting
Buffalo BillsTerrance GrayDirector of Player Personnel
Carolina PanthersSamir SuleimanVP of Football Administration
Chicago BearsIan CunninghamAssistant GM
Cincinnati BengalsTrey BrownSenior Personnel Executive
Cleveland BrownsCatherine RaicheAssistant GM & VP of Football Operations
Cleveland BrownsGlenn CookAssistant GM & VP of Player Personnel
Denver BroncosKelly KleineExec. Director of Football Operations/Special Advisor to the GM
Detroit LionsRay AgnewAssistant General Manager
Green Bay PackersRichmond WilliamsDirector of Pro Personnel
Houston TexansMozique McCurtisNational Scout
Indianapolis ColtsMorocco BrownChief Personnel Executive
Kansas City ChiefsTim TerryDirector of Player Personnel/Pro Scouting
Las Vegas RaidersDwayne JosephDirector, Pro Personnel
Los Angeles ChargersJoJo WoodenDirector of Player Personnel
Los Angeles RamsRay FarmerSenior Personnel Executive
Miami DolphinsMarvin AllenAssistant General Manager
Minnesota VikingsChris BlancoDirector of Pro Personnel
New England PatriotsSteve CargilePro Scout
New Orleans SaintsKhai HarleyVP of Football Administration
New York GiantsBrandon BrownAssistant General Manager
New York JetsChad AlexanderDirector of Player Personnel
Philadelphia EaglesJeffrey ScottDirector of Football Operations
Pittsburgh SteelersSheldon WhiteDirector of Pro Scouting
San Francisco 49ersRan CarthonDirector of Player Personnel
Tampa Bay BuccaneersJacqueline DavidsonSenior Director of Football Research
Tennessee TitansBrian GardnerDirector of Pro Scouting
Washington CommandersEric StokesSenior Director of Player Personnel

*Participants subject to change

DE INTERÉS EN LA DECIMOCUARTA SEMANA

LUCHA POR LOS PLAYOFS. Tres equipos pueden asegurarse una plaza en la postemporada en la semana 14, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) en la AFC, y MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) y PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-1) en la NFC. Para el panorama clasificatorio completo de la semana 14 para cada club, hacer clic aquí.

Chiefs puede asegurarse su séptimo título divisional de la AFC Oeste consecutivo, igualando a LOS ANGELES RAMS de 1973-79 para la segunda racha más larga de títulos divisionales en la historia de la NFL. Solamente NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS de 2009-19 (11 temporadas consecutivas) tuvo una racha más larga.

Los equipos con las mayores cantidades de títulos divisionales consecutivos en la historia de la NFL:

EQUIPODIVISIÓN TEMPORADAS CONSECUTIVAS
New England PatriotsAFC Este11 (2009-19)
Los Angeles RamsNFC Oeste7 (1973-79)
   
Kansas City ChiefsAFC Oeste6* (2016-21)
*Racha activa

El mariscal de campo PATRICK MAHOMES lidera el camino de Kansas City, ubicándose primero en la liga con 3,808 yardas aéreas y 30 pases anotadores. Con 192 yardas aéreas en Denver el domingo (4:05 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Mahomes se sumará al miembro del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING como los únicos jugadores en la historia de la NFL con al menos 4,000 yardas aéreas en cinco de sus primeras seis temporadas.

Mahomes está 9-0 en las nueve titularidades de una carrera contra Denver y puede convertirse en el sexto mariscal de campo desde 1970 en ganar cada una de sus primeras 10 titularidades en una carrera contra un oponente.

TRAVIS KELCE, también de Kansas City, lidera a todos los alas cerradas esta temporada con 77 recepciones y 968 yardas recibiendo, mientras que iguala el liderazgo de la liga entre todos los jugadores con 12 recepciones anotadoras, un pico de carrera. Con 32 yardas recibiendo el domingo, Kelce se convertirá en el primer ala cerrada en la historia de la NFL con siete temporadas en su carrera con al menos 1,000 yardas recibiendo, habiendo alcanzado la marca en cada temporada desde 2016.

Desde que ingresó en la liga, en 2013, Kelce se ubica quinto en la NFL con 9,974 yardas recibiendo. El domingo puede convertirse en el quinto ala cerrada en la historia con al menos 10,000 yardas recibiendo en su carrera, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama TONY GONZÁLEZ (15,127), JASON WITTEN (13,046), ANTONIO GATES (11,841) y al miembro del Salón de la Fama SHANNON SHARPE (10,060).

Con una victoria en Detroit el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX), Minnesota puede asegurarse su primer título de la NFC Norte desde 2017. Ganó nueve de sus últimos 10 partidos, con cada victoria decidida por diferencia de una anotación (ocho puntos o menos).

Vikings puede convertirse en el tercer equipo en la historia en ganar 10 partidos por ocho puntos o menos dentro de una misma temporada, uniéndose a SEATTLE SEAHAWKS de 2019 y HOUSTON OILERS de 1978.

Con una victoria visitando a New York Giants el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX), Philadelphia puede asegurarse una plaza en postemporada por segunda temporada consecutiva y por quinta vez en las últimas seis temporadas. Eagles se ubica segundo en la liga con 42 capturas, liderado por el apoyador HAASON REDDICK, que totalizó nueve capturas en su primera temporada con el equipo.

Después de haber registrado 11 capturas con Carolina en 2021 y 12.5 capturas con Arizona en 2020, un pico de carrera, Reddick puede convertirse en el primer jugador en registrar al menos 10 capturas en tres temporadas consecutivas con tres equipos diferentes desde 1982, cuando la captura individual se convirtió en estadística oficial.

-- NFL --

CLASE DE 2020. El mariscal de campo de Cincinnati JOE BURROW ingresa en la semana 14 segundo en la liga con 3,446 yardas aéreas y empatado en el segundo puesto con 25 pases anotadores. La semana pasada, Burrow fue nombrado Jugador ofensivo de la semana de la AFC tras lanzar 286 yardas y dos anotaciones, con un índice de pasador de 126.6. Marcó su séptimo partido esta temporada con un índice de pasador de 100 o superior, empatando la segunda mayor cantidad de tales desempeños en la liga.

El mariscal de campo de Los Angeles Chargers, JUSTIN HERBERT, tiene cinco partidos esta temporada con un índice de pasador de 100 o superior, incluyendo en dos de sus últimos tres partidos.

Desde cada ingresó en la NFL, en 2020, tanto Burrow como Herbert tienen 20 partidos en sus carreras con índice de pasador de 100 o superior, empatando la tercera mayor cantidad de tales desempeños en la historia por un jugador en sus primeras tres temporadas en la historia de la NFL. Solamente DAK PRESCOTT (24 partidos) y RUSSELL WILSON (24) tienen más.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos con índice de pasador de 100 o superior en sus primeras tres temporadas en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOPARTIDOS CON ÍNDICE DE 100 O SUPERIOR
Dak PrescottDallas24
Russell WilsonSeattle24
Joe BurrowCincinnati20*
Justin HerbertL.A. Chargers20*
Lamar JacksonBaltimore20
Patrick MahomesKansas City20
*En su tercera temporada

En los 38 partidos en su carrera, Burrow totalizó 72 pases anotadores y 10 acarreos anotadores. Con tres pases anotadores contra Cleveland el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), se sumará a ANDREW LUCK (86 pasando, 12 acarreando) como los únicos mariscales de campo en la historia de la NFL con al menos 75 pases anotadores y 10 acarreos anotadores en sus primeras tres temporadas.

Burrow puede también convertirse en el quinto jugador desde 1970 con al menos 75 pases anotadores en los primeros 40 partidos en su carrera, uniéndose a PATRICK MAHOMES (101 pases anotadores) y JUSTIN HERBERT (82), así como también a los miembros del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (90) y KURT WARNER (86). 

-- NFL --

RAIDERS EN MARCHALAS VEGAS RAIDERS ganaron tres partidos consecutivos, liderados por el receptor DAVANTE ADAMS y el corredor JOSH JACOBS en ofensiva. Adams registró al menos 125 yardas recibiendo y una recepción anotadora en cuatro de los últimos cinco partidos, mientras Jacobs totalizó al menos 150 yardas desde la línea de golpeo en cada una de las últimos tres semanas.

Desde que ingresó en la NFL, en 2014, Adams –cumple 30 el 24 de diciembre– se ubica tercero en la liga con 748 recepciones. Con dos recepciones visitando a Los Angeles Rams en el clásico de jueves en le noche Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM, hora de New York, Prime Video), Adams se convertirá en el tercer jugador en la historia con al menos 750 recepciones previo a su 30mo cumpleaños, uniéndose a DEANDRE HOPKINS (789 recepciones) y LARRY FITZGERALD (764).

El del jueves en la noche marcará el 40mo partido de Adams de temporada regular en su carrera en horario central (partidos comenzando a las 7:00 PM, hora de New York, o más tarde). Con alguna recepción anotadora, se convertirá en el séptimo jugador en la historia con al menos 30 recepciones anotadoras en partidos en horario central en su carrera.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de recepciones anotadoras en partidos en horario central en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADORRECEPCIONES ANOTADORAS EN HORARIO CENTRAL
Jerry RiceHOF46
Randy MossHOF44
Terrell OwensHOF34
Antonio Brown31
Jimmy Graham31
Jason Witten30
  
Davante Adams29

Adams eclipsó la marca de 100 yardas recibiendo en cada uno de sus últimos seis partidos en horario central, ya la racha más larga de ese tipo en la era del Super Bowl.

Jacobs esta temporada lidera la NFL con 1,634 yardas desde la línea de golpeo y 1,303 yardas por tierra y se ubica empatado en el tercer puesto con 10 acarreos anotadores. La semana pasada marcó su quinto partido esta temporada con al menos 140 yardas por tierra y algún acarreo anotador.

Si Jacobs acarrea 140 yardas y tiene una anotación el jueves en la noche, se convertirá en el sexto jugador en la era del Super Bowl que alcanza esas marcas en seis partidos dentro de una misma temporada. Cada uno de los anteriores cinco jugadores en lograr tal hazaña ganaron el premio a Jugador más valioso por Associated Press esa temporada.

Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de partidos con al menos 140 yardas por tierra y algún acarreo anotador en una misma temporada en la era del Super Bowl:

JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAJUEGOS
Adrian Peterson*Minnesota20127
Shaun Alexander*Seattle20056
Terrell DavisHOF*Denver19986
Walter PaytonHOF*Chicago19776
O.J. SimpsonHOF*Buffalo19736
    
Josh JacobsLas Vegas20225
*Ganó el premio de Jugador más valioso por Associated Press   

-- NFL --

MARCAS RECIBIENDO. El receptor de Buffalo STEFON DIGGS se ubica segundo en la NFL esta temporada con 91 recepciones, y tercero con 1,202 yardas recibiendo, y 10 recepciones anotadoras.

Con nueve recepciones contra los New York Jets el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Diggs se convertirá en el sexto jugador en la historia en registrar al menos 100 recepciones y 1,200 yardas recibiendo en tres o más temporadas consecutivas. Puede convertirse en el primer jugador en la historia en lograr tal hazaña en cada una de sus primeras tres temporadas con un equipo.

Los jugadores con al menos 100 recepciones y 1,200 yardas recibiendo en las mayores cantidades de temporadas consecutivas en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAS CONSECUTIVAS
Antonio BrownPittsburgh6 (2013-18)
Marvin HarrisonHOFIndianapolis4 (1999-2002)
Herman MooreDetroit3 (1995-97)
Jerry RiceHOFSan Francisco3 (1994-96)
Michael ThomasNew Orleans3 (2017-19)
   
Stefon DiggsBuffalo2* (2020-21)
*Racha activa

La semana pasada, el receptor de Seattle DK METCALF registró ocho recepciones para 127 yardas recibiendo y una anotación, su tercer partido consecutivo con al menos 70 yardas recibiendo. En la temporada, totalizó 67 recepciones, 798 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras.

Con 102 yardas recibiendo contra Carolina el domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX), Metcalf se convertirá en el quinto jugador desde 1970 en registrar al menos 900 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras en cada una de sus primeras cuatro temporadas.

Los jugadores con al menos 900 yardas recibiendo y cinco recepciones anotadoras en las mayores cantidades de temporadas consecutivas al arrancar una carrera desde 1970:

JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAS CONSECUTIVAS
Randy MossHOFMinnesota6 (1998-2003)
A.J. GreenCincinnati5 (2011-15)
Joey GallowaySeattle4 (1995-98)
Michael ThomasNew Orleans4 (2016-19)
   
DK MetcalfSeattle3* (2019-21)
*Racha activa

-- NFL --

OSOS MÁS PEQUEÑOS, NÚMEROS MÁS GRANDES. El liniero defensivo de San Francisco NICK BOSA esta temporada lidera la NFL con 14.5 capturas y tres capturas, empatando el máximo de su carrera en la semana 13.

El domingo contra Tampa Bay (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX), Bosa, que registró 15.5 capturas la temporada pasada, puede convertirse en el quinto jugador desde 1982, cuando la captura individual se convirtió en estadística oficial, en registrar al menos 15 capturas en dos de sus primeras cuatro temporada en la NFL, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama REGGIE WHITE (tres temporadas con al menos 15 capturas), RICHARD DENT (dos) y ANDRE TIPPETT (dos), así como también a J.J. WATT (dos).

Los jugadores con al menos 15 capturas en dos o más de sus primeras cuatro temporadas en la NFL desde 1982:

JUGADOREQUIPOTEMPORADAS
Reggie WhiteHOFPhiladelphia3 (1986-88)
Richard DentHOFChicago2 (1984-85)
Andre TippettHOFNew England2 (1984-85)
J.J. WattHouston2 (2012, 2014)
   
Nick BosaSan Francisco1* (2021)
*Tiene 14.5 capturas en su cuarta temporada

Bosa, que cumplió los 25 años de edad en octubre, puede sumarse a los miembros del Salón de la Fama RICHARD DENT y ANDRE TIPPETT como los únicos jugadores bajo la edad de 26 en registrar al menos 15 capturas en temporadas consecutivas desde 1982.

-- NFL --

Nota: HOF es miembro del Salón de la fama.

NFL and Minnesota Vikings to Support 2022 Indigenous Bowl

NFL Foundation and USA Football to Provide $10,000 in Grant Assistance for Football Equipment to two High Schools in Native Communities

The National Football League (NFL) and the Minnesota Vikings are proud to partner with the 7G Foundation to support the fifth annual Indigenous Bowl, which will be hosted at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 11, 2022, kicking off at 10 am CT.  

The 2022 Indigenous Bowl will offer 75 Native American high school football players from federally recognized tribes across the country the opportunity to further develop and showcase their talents. Players will work with coaches and mentors to enhance their skills on and off the field as they become the next generation of Native American leaders in their communities.

The NFL Foundation, through USA Football, will provide a $10,000 equipment grant to the high school of the "Unsung Hero" of each team who will be recognized in a post-game ceremony. The coaching staff of each team will choose their recipient based on the player's leadership and sportsmanship shown during the game. The grant will fund the enhancement of the football experience for Native American athletes and help grow and sustain high school football across Native communities.  

"Over the years of our ownership of the Vikings, support and partnership with the Native American community in Minnesota and surrounding states has been important to us," said Mark Wilf, Vikings Owner/President. "We're proud to welcome the Indigenous Bowl back to U.S. Bank Stadium again this season to provide a memorable game and experience."

"The 7G Foundation is proud to partner with the NFL for this year's 5th Annual Indigenous Bowl, which will be hosted again by the Minnesota Vikings," said Bennae Calac, 7G Foundation President and Founder. "This is a continuation of the exposure from earlier this year when the 7G Foundation and the NFL took their partnership to a new level.  During the 2022 NFL Draft, Edward Onoo Po Hill presented Commissioner Roger Goodell with his 7G All Team Medallion. Commissioner Goodell made the promise to wear the 7G Medallion on stage and during the Vikings' draft pick, he wore the gifted 7G Medallion in front of 80 million viewers and 200k attendees. That is true partnership."

"The National Football League is pleased to join with the Minnesota Vikings for a second year in a row in supporting the 7G Foundation's Indigenous Bowl," said Troy Vincent, NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations. "We're heartened to promote and celebrate the nation's top Native American high school football student-athletes as they further develop and showcase their skills on this world-class stage."

Additionally, Delta Airlines is supporting this year's game by providing financial assistance toward the transportation costs of athletes and their families traveling to Minneapolis.

EIGHT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR 2022 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

WINNER TO BE REVEALED AS PART OF NFL HONORS BEFORE SUPER BOWL LVII

The eight finalists for the 2022 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD have been named, the NFL announced today. The award is presented each year to an NFL player who best demonstrates the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition.

The finalists, featuring four players from each conference, are defensive end CALAIS CAMPBELL (Baltimore), running back NICK CHUBB (Cleveland), defensive end MAXX CROSBY (Las Vegas) and defensive end JERRY HUGHES (Houston) in the AFC, and linebacker LAVONTE DAVID (Tampa Bay), running back DALVIN COOK (Minnesota), running back AARON JONES (Green Bay) and fullback KYLE JUSZCZYK (San Francisco) in the NFC.

A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community selected the eight finalists from the 32 NFL club nominees. The panel is comprised of WARRICK DUNNLARRY FITZGERALDCURTIS MARTIN and LEONARD WHEELER. The eight finalists were listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the NFL Sportsmanship Award category.

“It's been a pleasure to read and learn about this year's nominees for the Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award who are displaying the characteristics of his legacy and truly showing what it means to continue to live it out,” said WARRICK DUNN. “The Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award represents teamwork, competitiveness, hard work and integrity, while on the field. These are qualities that I believe every NFL player should strive to achieve.”

The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer ART ROONEY, SR.

2022 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD FINALISTS

NOMINEE

TEAM

CONFERENCE

DE Calais Campbell

Baltimore Ravens

AFC

RB Nick Chubb

Cleveland Browns

AFC

RB Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings

NFC

DE Maxx Crosby

Las Vegas Raiders

AFC

LB Lavonte David

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NFC

DE Jerry Hughes

Houston Texans

AFC

RB Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers

NFC

FB Kyle Juszczyk

San Francisco 49ers

NFC

Juszczyk is a finalist for the award for the third-consecutive season. David has been nominated for the award in each of the past five seasons.

The winner of the NFL Sportsmanship Award is determined by a vote of current NFL players and will be announced as part of NFL Honors. From the eight finalists, each team’s players submitted a consensus vote of their choice for the winner. As in Pro Bowl voting, a team cannot vote for its own player.​

PREVIOUS RECIPIENTS OF THE ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD

WINNERS

TEAM

YEAR

WR Matthew Slater

New England

2021

QB Teddy Bridgewater

Carolina

2020

RB Adrian Peterson

Washington

2019

QB Drew Brees

New Orleans

2018

LB Luke Kuechly

Carolina

2017

RB Frank Gore

Indianapolis

2016

CB Charles Woodson

Oakland Raiders

2015

WR Larry Fitzgerald

Arizona

2014

NFL HOSTS SEVENTH ANNUAL CAREERS IN FOOTBALL FORUM TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR HBCU STUDENTS

Career development program for Historically Black Colleges and Universities will be hosted in Atlanta, GA

NEW YORK, N.Y. (December 8, 2022) – More than 50 students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been invited to attend the seventh annual 2022 NFL HBCU Careers in Football Forum. The annual forum, held in Atlanta, Georgia this year, will take place on December 16th.

Since 2016, the Forum has introduced over 300 students and entry-level athletic department administrators to career opportunities in professional football. Each year, the Forum invites participants to hear from sports industry professionals and creates networking opportunities for students to learn more about their desired career path. This year, attendees will represent 46 institutions.

"The Careers in Football Forum has served as an incredible platform to give diverse candidates an entry into the NFL and explore careers in the sports industry. We are truly thankful to continue to build meaningful connections with HBCU students from across the country," said NFL Senior Vice President of Football Operations, Arthur McAfee. "The Forum is one of several initiatives that deepens our long-standing relationships with these historical institutions and introduces us to HBCU leaders who will continue to advocate for forward progress for our league."

The event will open with a panel discussion entitled Business Operations Inside the League Office featuring President and CEO of the Atlanta Falcons, Rich McKay President of the Baltimore Ravens, Sashi Brown, President of the Denver Broncos, Damani Leech. The panel will share insights on their roles and responsibilities leading the NFL's business operations at the club level featuring NFL Network Reporter and Analyst, Steve Wyche as moderator. Other discussions will feature representatives from the NCAA and ESPN, who will cover careers in college athletics and event administration.

New this year, attendees will engage with NFL league medical staff including NFL Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, NFL Vice President of Wellness and Clinical Services, Dr. Nyaka NiiLampti, Mount Sinai (OHBM), Dr. Reginald Miller and NFL Physicians Society, Amy Weiss. This panel serves as an extension of the NFL's inaugural Diversity in Sports Medicine Pipeline Initiative, aiming to increase the pipeline of HBCU students interested in pursuing careers in sports medicine and help diversify NFL club medical staff. The forum will conclude with breakout sessions where attendees can engage with NFL HR representatives, club personnel and NFL Legends in a smaller, open forum setting. In these sessions, participants will receive advice from personnel on the ins and outs of their fields and guidance on career mobility.

Since the program's inception, 14 students from the Forum have gone on to secure internships or full-time opportunities with the NFL, NFL clubs, colleges and universities, and other sports entities.

"The HBCU Careers in Football Forum provides participants access to professional skills and connections to sports professionals across multiple facets," said Monét Bowen, NFL Rotational Program participant. "As an HBCU graduate (Howard University), NFL Experienceship Alumni and current Rotational Program Participant, I know first-hand how important opportunities such as the Careers in Football Forum are to students' success as they navigate the transition from college into their post-graduate endeavors. I've been able to explore various career interests by receiving hands-on experience (within the business of football) and establish meaningful connections, all thanks to the League's commitment to advancing the development of HBCU students through the Forum."

The Careers in Football Forum is one component of the league's larger initiative to increase career development opportunities for students and athletic administrators from HBCUs. Similar to the Careers in Football Forum, the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens host the HBCU Careers in Sports Combine, an annual event that gives attendees from over 20 HBCU's combined an opportunity to interview with the club's human resource representatives and participating partners. Additionally, this year, the Washington Commanders hosted the HBCU Sales Symposium, an invite-only event at FedEx Field exclusively for seniors at HBCU's to learn about sales and revenue generation for an NFL franchise, while the Atlanta Falcons announced a five-year sponsorship agreement with Wells Fargo to develop a Fellowship Program aimed at creating relationships with local HBCU's and career opportunities for their graduates.  

"Each year the NFL creates a unique opportunity for our HBCU students to be exposed to invaluable information, people and resources that can help them navigate their post academic studies and pivot into the workforce and a career in sports," said the HBCU Conference Commissioners. "Our continued partnership with the NFL along with their programming has led to thousands of our students participating over the years. These type of experiences like the Careers in Football Forum is beneficial to our HBCU students' growth and development. We thank the NFL's concerted effort to amplify diversity, equity, and inclusion on a national level."

During the 2020 season, the league established an online talent community to serve as a source of diverse talent for current and future career opportunities accessible by the league office and NFL clubs. Through the platform, HBCU students can submit an expression of interest which outlines their professional experience, career goals and specific interest in working in professional football. Individuals can also interact with an NFL Talent Specialist to learn about league news, careers, networking opportunities and recruitment events after the Forum.

What To Look For - Week 14

PLAYOFF PUSH: Three teams can clinch a spot in the playoffs in Week 14 – the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) in the AFC and the MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) and PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-1) in the NFC. For the full Week 14 playoff scenarios for each club, click here.

The Chiefs can secure their seventh-consecutive AFC West division title, tying the 1973-79 LOS ANGELES RAMS for the second-longest streak of division titles in NFL history. Only the 2009-19 NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11 consecutive seasons) had a longer streak.

The teams with the most consecutive division titles in NFL history:

TEAM

DIVISION

 CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

New England Patriots

AFC East

11 (2009-19)

Los Angeles Rams

NFC West

7 (1973-79)

 

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs

AFC West

6* (2016-21)

*Active streak

Quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES leads the way for Kansas City, ranking first in the league with 3,808 passing yards and 30 touchdown passes. With 192 passing yards at Denver on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, CBS), Mahomes will join Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING as the only players in NFL history with at least 4,000 passing yards in five of their first six seasons.

Mahomes is 9-0 in nine career starts against Denver and can become the sixth quarterback since 1970 to win each of his first 10 career starts against an opponent.

Kansas City’s TRAVIS KELCE leads all tight ends this season with 77 receptions and 968 receiving yards, while tying for the league-lead among all players with a career-high 12 touchdown receptions. With 32 receiving yards on Sunday, Kelce will become the first tight end in NFL history with seven career seasons of at least 1,000 receiving yards, having reached the mark in each season since 2016.

Since entering the league in 2013, Kelce ranks fifth in the NFL with 9,974 receiving yards. On Sunday, he can become the fifth tight end in ever with at least 10,000 career receiving yards, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ (15,127), JASON WITTEN (13,046), ANTONIO GATES (11,841) and Pro Football Hall of Famer SHANNON SHARPE (10,060).

With a win at Detroit on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Minnesota can clinch their first NFC North title since 2017. They have won nine of their last 10 games, with each win being decided by one score (eight points or fewer).

The Vikings can become the third team ever to win 10 games within a single season by eight points or fewer, joining the 2019 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS and 1978 HOUSTON OILERS.

With a win at the New York Giants on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Philadelphia can secure a postseason berth for the second-consecutive season and the fifth time in the past six seasons. The Eagles rank second in the league with 42 sacks, led by linebacker HAASON REDDICK, who has totaled nine sacks in his first season with the team.

After registering 11 sacks with Carolina in 2021 and a career-high 12.5 sacks with Arizona in 2020, Reddick can become the first player to record at least 10 sacks in three consecutive seasons with three different teams since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic.

-- NFL --

CLASS OF 2020: Cincinnati quarterback JOE BURROW enters Week 14 ranked second in the league with 3,446 passing yards and tied for second with 25 touchdown passes. Last week, Burrow earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after passing for 286 yards and two touchdowns with a 126.6 passer rating. It marked his seventh game this season with a passer rating of 100-or-higher, tied for the second-most such games in the league.

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT has five games this season with a passer rating of 100-or-higher, including in two of his past three games.

Since each entered the NFL in 2020, both Burrow and Herbert have 20 career games with a passer rating of 100-or higher, tied for the third-most such games ever by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history. Only DAK PRESCOTT (24 games) and RUSSELL WILSON (24) have more.

The players with the most games with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in their first three seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

GAMES WITH 100+ RATING

Dak Prescott

Dallas

24

Russell Wilson

Seattle

24

Joe Burrow

Cincinnati

20*

Justin Herbert

L.A. Chargers

20*

Lamar Jackson

Baltimore

20

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

20

*In third season

In 38 career games, Burrow has totaled 72 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns. With three touchdown passes against Cleveland on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), he will join ANDREW LUCK (86 passing, 12 rushing) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 75 touchdown passes and 10 rushing touchdowns in their first three seasons in.

Burrow can also become the fifth player since 1970 with at least 75 touchdown passes in his first 40 career games, joining PATRICK MAHOMES (101 touchdown passes) and JUSTIN HERBERT (82), as well as Pro Football Hall of Famers DAN MARINO (90) and KURT WARNER (86). 

-- NFL --

RAIDERS ARE ROLLING: The LAS VEGAS RAIDERS have won three consecutive games, led by wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS and running back JOSH JACOBS on offense. Adams has recorded at least 125 receiving yards and a touchdown reception in four of the past five games, while Jacobs has totaled at least 150 scrimmage yards in each of the past three weeks.

Since entering the NFL in 2014, Adams – who turns 30 on December 24 – ranks third in the league with 748 receptions. With two catches at the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video), Adams will become the third player ever with at least 750 receptions prior to his 30th birthday, joining DEANDRE HOPKINS (789 receptions) and LARRY FITZGERALD (764).

Thursday night will mark Adams’ 40th-career regular-season game in primetime (games starting 7:00 PM ET or later). With a touchdown reception, he will become the seventh player ever with at least 30 career touchdown receptions in primetime games.

The players with the most touchdown receptions in primetime games in NFL history:

PLAYER

PRIMETIME TOUCHDOWN RECEPTIONS

Jerry RiceHOF

46

Randy MossHOF

44

Terrell OwensHOF

34

Antonio Brown

31

Jimmy Graham

31

Jason Witten

30

 

 

Davante Adams

29

Adams has eclipsed 100 receiving yards in each of his past six games in primetime, already the longest such streak in the Super Bowl era.

Jacobs leads the NFL with 1,634 scrimmage yards and 1,303 rushing yards this season and ranks tied for third with 10 rushing touchdowns. Last week marked his fifth game this season with at least 140 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown.

If Jacobs rushes for 140 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night, he will become the sixth player in the Super Bowl era to reach those marks in six games within a single season. Each of the previous five players to accomplish the feat won Associated Press Most Valuable Player that season.

The players with the most games with at least 140 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in a single season in the Super Bowl era:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

GAMES

Adrian Peterson*

Minnesota

2012

7

Shaun Alexander*

Seattle

2005

6

Terrell DavisHOF*

Denver

1998

6

Walter PaytonHOF*

Chicago

1977

6

O.J. SimpsonHOF*

Buffalo

1973

6

 

 

 

 

Josh Jacobs

Las Vegas

2022

5

*Won Associated Press Most Valuable Player

 

 

 

-- NFL --

RECEIVING RECORDS: Buffalo wide receiver STEFON DIGGS ranks second in the NFL this season with 91 receptions and third with 1,202 receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions.

With nine catches against the New York Jets on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Diggs will become the sixth player ever to record at least 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards in three-or-more consecutive seasons. He can become the first player to ever accomplish the feat in each of his first three seasons with a team.

The players with at least 100 receptions and 1,200 receiving yards in the most consecutive seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

6 (2013-18)

Marvin HarrisonHOF

Indianapolis

4 (1999-2002)

Herman Moore

Detroit

3 (1995-97)

Jerry RiceHOF

San Francisco

3 (1994-96)

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

3 (2017-19)

 

 

 

Stefon Diggs

Buffalo

2* (2020-21)

*Active streak

Last week, Seattle wide receiver DK METCALF recorded eight receptions for 127 receiving yards and a touchdown, his third consecutive game with at least 70 receiving yards. On the season, he has totaled 67 catches, 798 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions.

With 102 receiving yards against Carolina on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Metcalf will become the fifth player since 1970 to record at least 900 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions in each of his first four seasons.

The players with at least 900 receiving yards and five touchdown receptions in the most consecutive seasons to begin a career since 1970:

PLAYER

TEAM

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS

Randy MossHOF

Minnesota

6 (1998-2003)

A.J. Green

Cincinnati

5 (2011-15)

Joey Galloway

Seattle

4 (1995-98)

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

4 (2016-19)

 

 

 

DK Metcalf

Seattle

3* (2019-21)

*Active streak

-- NFL --

SMALLER BEAR, BIGGER NUMBERS: San Francisco defensive lineman NICK BOSA leads the NFL with 14.5 sacks this season and tied a career high with three sacks in Week 13.

On Sunday against Tampa Bay (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Bosa, who recorded 15.5 sacks last season, can become the fifth player since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, to record at least 15 sacks in two of his first four NFL seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers REGGIE WHITE (three seasons with at least 15 sacks), RICHARD DENT (two) and ANDRE TIPPETT (two) as well as J.J. WATT (two).

The players with at least 15 sacks in two-or-more of their first four NFL seasons since 1982:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS

Reggie WhiteHOF

Philadelphia

3 (1986-88)

Richard DentHOF

Chicago

2 (1984-85)

Andre TippettHOF

New England

2 (1984-85)

J.J. Watt

Houston

2 (2012, 2014)

 

 

 

Nick Bosa

San Francisco

1* (2021)

*Has 14.5 sacks in fourth season

Bosa, who turned 25 years old in October, can join Pro Football Hall of Famers RICHARD DENT and ANDRE TIPPETT as the only players under the age of 26 to register at least 15 sacks in consecutive seasons since 1982.

Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa Leads Pro Bowl Games Voting by Fans

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Miami quarterback TUA TAGOVAILOA, with 138,390 votes, leads all players in balloting for the 2023 Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol. 

Minnesota wide receiver JUSTIN JEFFERSON (137,826 votes) ranks second overall, while Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES (133,607 votes), Miami wide receiver TYREEK HILL (132,100) and Kansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE (131,378) round out the top five. 

Three of the top five vote-getters – Tagovailoa, Jefferson and Mahomes – are age 27 or younger while eight first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions. 

The MINNESOTA VIKINGS lead all clubs in total votes received. The SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSMIAMI DOLPHINS, BALTIMORE RAVENS and KANSAS CITY CHIEFS round out the current top five. 

Fans can support their favorite players by voting for them to be named to the 2023 Pro Bowl Games roster, which features the league’s top 88 stars. Those who vote via www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote can also enter for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl LVII courtesy of Castrol. 

Pro Bowl Games Vote presented by Castrol will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote or on club sites until Thursday, December 15. Fans can vote as often as they would like. 

Fans can also vote directly on Twitter during the final two weeks (December 1-15) of Pro Bowl Games Vote. To cast a Twitter vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is an additional method of voting to the online ballot at www.nfl.com/pro-bowl-games/vote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period. 

Roster selections are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 Pro Bowl players. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 16. 

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its top athlete teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995. 

The 2023 Pro Bowl Games presented by Verizon will be a week-long celebration of AFC vs. NFC competitions featuring a new format that spotlights Flag football. Fans can now buy tickets to see all the action in person on Sunday, February 5, at Allegiant Stadium and catch the NFL's biggest and brightest stars represent their team, city and conference. Ticketholders will be able to witness all the impressive player feats live, including epic seven-on-seven Flag football games between the league's best players, exciting Pro Bowl Skills and a major musical performance. Sunday's events will also be televised from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM ET on ESPN and ABC. Visit probowl.com/tickets to buy tickets, which start as low as $35. 

NFL PRO BOWL GAMES - TOP-FIVE VOTE-GETTERS 

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Tua Tagovailoa

Miami Dolphins

138,390

WR

Justin Jefferson

Minnesota Vikings

137,826

QB

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs

133,607

WR

Tyreek Hill

Miami Dolphins

132,100

TE

Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

131,378

 

NFL PRO BOWL GAMES - MOST VOTES BY TEAM 

TEAM

Minnesota Vikings

San Francisco 49ers

Miami Dolphins

Baltimore Ravens

Kansas City Chiefs

 

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION 

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

QB

AFC

Tua Tagovailoa, Miami

138,390

DE

AFC

Myles Garrett, Cleveland

92,069

QB

NFC

Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

107,990

DE

NFC

Nick Bosa, San Francisco

118,951

RB

AFC

Derrick Henry, Tennessee

114,502

DT

AFC

Chris Jones, Kansas City

92,849

RB

NFC

Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants

122,295

DT

NFC

Javon Hargrave, Philadelphia

70,099

FB

AFC

Alec Ingold, Miami

98,467

OLB

AFC

Matthew Judon, New England

92,023

FB

NFC

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

125,305

OLB

NFC

Micah Parsons, Dallas

100,442

WR

AFC

Tyreek Hill, Miami

132,100

ILB

AFC

Nick Bolton, Kansas City

68,472

WR

NFC

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota

137,826

ILB

NFC

Jordyn Brooks, Seattle

69,109

TE

AFC

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

131,378

CB

AFC

Sauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets

68,435

TE

NFC

T.J. Hockenson, Minnesota

109,781

CB

NFC

Tariq Woolen, Seattle

89,085

T

AFC

Terron Armstead, Miami

34,265

SS

AFC

Derwin James, L.A. Chargers

88,806

T

NFC

Trent Williams, San Francisco

55,450

SS

NFC

Budda Baker, Arizona

68,962

G

AFC

Kevin Zeitler, Baltimore

40,709

FS

AFC

Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh

87,131

G

NFC

Zack Martin, Dallas

39,218

FS

NFC

Tyrann Mathieu, New Orleans

44,674

C

AFC

Creed Humphrey, Kansas City

54,157

P

AFC

Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee

39,023

C

NFC

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia

78,619

P

NFC

Johnny Hekker, Carolina

61,995

K

AFC

Justin Tucker, Baltimore

90,117

ST

AFC

Matthew Slater, New England

25,046

K

NFC

Ryan Succop, Tampa Bay

54,715

ST

NFC

Kris Boyd, Minnesota

26,539

RS

AFC

Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City

58,884

LS

AFC

Blake Ferguson, Miami

21,953

RS

NFC

Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota

55,553

LS

NFC

Andrew DePaola, Minnesota

28,120

Vote totals through Wednesday, December 7 at 12:00 PM ET


 

AFC Players of the Week - Week 13

BENGALS QB JOE BURROW, RAIDERS DE CHANDLER JONES &BROWNS WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 13

Quarterback JOE BURROW of the Cincinnati Bengals, defensive end CHANDLER JONES of the Las Vegas Raiders and wide receiver DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES of the Cleveland Browns are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 13 (December 1, 4-5).

OFFENSE: QB JOE BURROW, CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Burrow completed 25 of 31 pass attempts (80.6 percent) for 286 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 126.6 rating and rushed for 46 rushing yards with a touchdown in Cincinnati’s 27-24 victory over Kansas City. He went 9 for 11 in the fourth quarter, including the go-ahead touchdown pass with 8:54 remaining.
  • This is the fourth-career Offensive Player of the Week award for Burrow and second this season:
    • 2021: Weeks 4, 16
    • 2022: Week 7, 13
  • Burrow joins Boomer Esiason (nine-time winner) as the only Bengals quarterbacks to win Player of the Week at least four times.  
  • He becomes the second former LSU Tigers ever to win at least four Player of the Week awards, joining cornerback Patrick Peterson (five-time winner).

DEFENSE: DE CHANDLER JONES, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

  • Jones recorded six tackles, three sacks, two tackles for loss and a pass defensed in the Raiders’ 27-20 victory over the Chargers. He was the only player in the AFC with three sacks in Week 13.   
  • This is the seventh-career Defensive Player of the Week award for Jones and first as a Raider:
    • 2014: Week 2 (with New England)  
    • 2018: Week 5 (with Arizona)
    • 2019: Weeks 7, 16 (with Arizona)
    • 2021: Weeks 1, 11 (with Arizona)
    • 2022: Week 13 (with Las Vegas) 
  • Jones’ seven Defensive Player of the Week awards are the second-most since 2014, trailing only Aaron Donald (eight).

SPECIAL TEAMS: WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES, CLEVELAND BROWNS

  • Peoples-Jones recorded a 76-yard punt-return touchdown in Cleveland’s 27-14 win over Houston. It marked the second punt-return touchdown in the NFL this season and was the first by a Browns player since 2015.
  • This marks the first-career Special Teams Player of the Week award for Peoples-Jones and is the second Browns player to win the award this season (kicker Cade York, Week 1).
  • He becomes the first former Michigan Wolverine to earn the honor since kicker Jay Feely (Week 15, 2013).  

2022 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

Wk 2

Wk 3

Wk 4

Wk 5

Wk 6

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

QB Tua Tagovailoa, Miami

QB Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

S Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh

CB Jaylen Watson, Kansas City

DE Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati

S Jordan Poyer, Buffalo

LB Matthew Judon, New England

DL Quinnen Williams, N.Y. Jets

K Cade York, Cleveland

P Braden Mann, N.Y. Jets

P Corliss Waitman, Denver

K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati

K Chase McLaughlin, Indianapolis

K Dustin Hopkins, L.A. Chargers

Wk 7

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

CB Sauce Gardner, N.Y. Jets

K Randy Bullock, Tennessee

Wk 8

Wk 9

Wk 10

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

RB Joe Mixon, Cincinnati

RB Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

DE Dre’Mont Jones, Denver

LB Justin Houston, Baltimore

LB Alex Highsmith, Pittsburgh

K Nick Folk, New England

K Cameron Dicker, L.A. Chargers

P Ryan Stonehouse, Tennessee

Wk 11

Wk 12

Wk 13

TE Travis Kelce, Kansas City

RB Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

LB Matt Milano, Buffalo

DT Ed Oliver, Buffalo

DE Chandler Jones, Las Vegas

DB Marcus Jones, New England

P JK Scott, L.A. Chargers

WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, Cleveland


NFC Players of the Week - Week 13

EAGLES QB JALEN HURTS, 49ERS DL NICK BOSA &LIONS K MICHAEL BADGLEY NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 13

Quarterback JALEN HURTS of the Philadelphia Eagles, defensive lineman NICK BOSA of the San Francisco 49ers and kicker MICHAEL BADGLEY of the Detroit Lions are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 13 (December 1, 4-5).

OFFENSE: QB JALEN HURTS, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 

  • Hurts passed for a season-high 380 yards and totaled four touchdowns (three passing, one rushing) with no interceptions for a 130.3 rating in Philadelphia’s 35-10 win over Tennessee. It marked the most passing yards and highest passer rating of any quarterback in Week 13.
  • This is the second Offensive Player of the Week award for Hurts after having earned the honor last week. He becomes the first Eagle ever to win a Player of the Week award in consecutive weeks and is the second player this season to do so, joining Josh Allen (Weeks 5-6).
  • Hurts is the fifth player from the University of Oklahoma to earn multiple Player of the Week awards in one season and the first to do so in consecutive weeks. 

DEFENSE: DL NICK BOSA, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

  • Bosa recorded three sacks, two tackles for loss and a forced fumble in San Francisco’s 33-17 win over Miami. It marked the most sacks by an NFC player in Week 13 and his forced fumble in the fourth quarter was returned for a touchdown to put the 49ers up by 16 points with under two minutes remaining.
  • This is Bosa’s third Defensive Player of the Week award (Weeks 5 and 8, 2019), joining safety Merton Hanks (five-time winner) and defensive lineman Bryant Young (three-time winner) as the only 49ers to earn the honor at least three times.
  • Bosa joins safety Malcolm Jenkins (four-time winner) as the only former Ohio State Buckeyes to win the award three times. 

SPECIAL TEAMS: K MICHAEL BADGLEY, DETROIT LIONS

  • Badgley converted all four of his field goal attempts, connecting from 38, 44, 45 and 47 yards, and each of his four extra point attempts for a total of 16 points in Detroit’s 40-14 win over Jacksonville. It tied for the most points by any kicker in Week 13. 
  • This is Badgley’s second-career Special Teams Player of the Week award, also earning the honor as a rookie in Week 14 of the 2018 season with the Los Angeles Chargers. He is the fourth Detroit kicker to ever earn the honor, joining Jason Hanson, Riley Patterson and Matt Prater. 
  • He is the sixth former University of Miami Hurricane to win Special Teams Player of the Week multiple times, joining Travis Benjamin, Jeff Feagles, Devin Hester, Santana Moss and Kevin Williams.

2022 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

RB Saquon Barkley, N.Y. Giants

LB Uchenna Nwosu, Seattle

CB Zech McPhearson, Philadelphia

Wk 2

WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit

CB Darius Slay, Philadelphia

K Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants

Wk 3

RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta

DE Brandon Graham, Philadelphia

P Pat O’Donnell, Green Bay

Wk 4

QB Geno Smith, Seattle

LB Haason Reddick, Philadelphia

K Greg Joseph, Minnesota

Wk 5

TE Taysom Hill, New Orleans

LB Micah Parsons, Dallas

K Cameron Dicker, Philadelphia

Wk 6

QB Marcus Mariota, Atlanta

CB Tariq Woolen, Seattle

P Ryan Wright, Minnesota

Wk 7

QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. Giants

CB Marco Wilson, Arizona

K Cairo Santos, Chicago

Wk 8

RB Christian McCaffrey, SF

LB Za’Darius Smith, Minnesota

TE Will Dissly, Seattle

Wk 9

QB Justin Fields, Chicago

S Kerby Joseph, Detroit

P Jake Camarda, Tampa Bay

Wk 10

WR Justin Jefferson, Minnesota

LB Devin White, Tampa Bay

K Joey Slye, Washington

Wk 11

RB Tony Pollard, Dallas

DL Aidan Hutchinson, Detroit

RB Cordarrelle Patterson, Atlanta

Wk 12

QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

DE Brian Burns, Carolina

RB Kene Nwangwu, Minnesota

Wk 13

QB Jalen Hurts, Philadelphia

DL Nick Bosa, San Francisco

K Michael Badgley, Detroit

The Starting 11 -- Third-Year Quarterbacks Star As NFL Enters Fourth Quarter of 2022 Season

Four quarterbacks selected in the 2020 NFL Draft – Cincinnati's JOE BURROW (No. 1 overall), Miami's TUA TAGOVAILOA (No. 5), the Los Angeles Chargers' JUSTIN HERBERT (No. 6) and Philadelphia's JALEN HURTS (No. 53) – have shined in starting roles this season and each enter Week 14 ranked among the NFL's top 10 in touchdown passes.

Only two draft classes over the last four decades have finished a season with four-or-more quarterbacks ranked among the top 10 in touchdown passes: The quarterback draft class of 1983 (Pro Football Hall of Famers JOHN ELWAYJIM KELLY and DAN MARINO, and TONY EASON and KEN O'BRIEN in 1986), and the class of 2004 (ELI MANNINGPHILIP RIVERSBEN ROETHLISBERGER and MATT SCHAUB in 2009).

Burrow, who ranks second in the league in passing yards (3,446) and tied for second in touchdown passes (25), looks to secure his second-consecutive winning season as the CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-4) host the CLEVELAND BROWNS (5-7) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).

Herbert and the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (6-6) host Tagovailoa, the NFL's leader in passer rating (112.0), and the MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-4) on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC). Tagovailoa, who is 24 years old, is bidding to become the second-youngest qualified player ever to lead the league in passer rating, behind Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO, who was 23 years old in 1984.

Herbert, who ranks fourth with 3,339 passing yards in 2022 and has 12,689 career passing yards, can break the NFL record held by ANDREW LUCK (12,957) for the most passing yards by a player in his first three seasons. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (13,387) and TOM BRADY (13,281) have more passing yards than Herbert over the past three seasons.

Hurts and the PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-1) look to secure their second-consecutive playoff berth under head coach NICK SIRIANNI when they visit the NEW YORK GIANTS (7-4-1) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), the first game of a three-game road trip for the Eagles. Kansas City (Weeks 13-15) and Miami (Weeks 13-15) are also in the midst of three-game road trips, three of the four to occur during the 2022 schedule (Green Bay – Weeks 7-9).

The Starting 11 entering Week 14… 

1.     BOUNCE-BACK TEAMS: In each conference, three teams that failed to make the playoffs last season enter this week in postseason position. In the AFC, BALTIMORE (8-4), MIAMI (8-4) and the NEW YORK JETS (7-5) would make the playoffs if the season ended today. Meanwhile, in the NFC, MINNESOTA (10-2), the NEW YORK GIANTS (7-4-1) and SEATTLE (7-5) would be playoff teams. Since 1990 – a streak of 32 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.     

2.     NUMBER OF THE WEEK – 205: On the West Coast Sunday at 4:25 PM ET, the NFL will kick off the 205th game of the regular-season schedule, marking the beginning of the season's fourth quarter.

  • The last six teams have their 2022 byes this week. Other than the period from 1999-2001, when the NFL had 31 teams and at least one club had a bye each week, Week 14 is tied for the latest bye weeks in league history (along with 2021). After this week, every team will have played 13 games, with four games remaining. The regular season ends in 33 days.

3.     PHILLY FACES GIANT OBSTACLES: Two of the Eagles' final five games are against the NEW YORK GIANTS (7-4-1), starting Sunday at MetLife Stadium (1:00 PM ET, FOX). PHILADELPHIA (11-1) can clinch a playoff berth for the second-consecutive season with a win. Sunday marks the first time the Eagles and Giants have faced off with each team having at least seven wins since Dec. 19, 2010.

4.     SPOTLIGHT – INDIVIDUAL MATCHUP: Raiders wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS this week sees Rams cornerback JALEN RAMSEY across the line of scrimmage on Thursday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, Prime Video). LAS VEGAS (5-7), looking for its fourth straight win, travels to SoFi Stadium to face the LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-9). Adams, who has registered seven touchdown receptions over his last five games, is tied for the NFL lead with 12 touchdown catches this season. Ramsey is a five-time Pro Bowler.

5.     SPOTLIGHT – TEAM MATCHUP: Since the beginning of the 2020 season, the Bills rank first in points scored (29.3 per game) while also allowing the NFL's fewest points (19.4 per game).

  • This week, BUFFALO (9-3) hosts the NEW YORK JETS (7-5) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS). It's the first time the teams have met with each team having at least seven wins since the end of the 2015 season. It's also the 125th all-time meeting in the series (Buffalo leads, 67-57, including one postseason game, the Bills' 1981 Wild Card playoff win over the Jets at Shea Stadium).
  • Jets rookie wide receiver GARRETT WILSON leads all NFL players since the beginning of Week 12 with 257 receiving yards while rookie running back ZONOVAN KNIGHT, who has at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of the past two weeks, joined PHILLIP LINDSAY (2018) as the only undrafted players in the common-draft era with at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of their first two career games. 

6.     STREAK SPEAK: The Chiefs have won 13 straight over the Broncos, the NFL's second-longest active winning streak by one team over another (the Patriots have won their last 14 meetings with the Jets).

  • When KANSAS CITY (9-3) visits DENVER (3-9) on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, CBS), PATRICK MAHOMES will return to the site of his first NFL start. Since that day, the 2017 regular-season finale, Mahomes leads the NFL with 22,799 passing yards and 181 touchdown passes.
  • With a Chiefs victory, ANDY REID will become the third head coach in NFL history to record at least 10 regular-season wins in eight consecutive seasons, joining BILL BELICHICK (17 consecutive seasons from 2003-19) and GEORGE SEIFERT (eight consecutive seasons from 1989-96).
  • A Kansas City victory combined with a Los Angeles Chargers loss would clinch a seventh-consecutive AFC West division title for the Chiefs.
  • The CLEVELAND BROWNS (5-7) draw the CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-4) in the latest installment of the Battle of Ohio on Sunday at Paycor Stadium (1:00 PM ET, CBS). Since head coach KEVIN STEFANSKI took the Cleveland reins, the Browns have won five straight over their in-state division rival, Cleveland's longest series winning streak in the series since a seven-game stretch from 1992-95, when BILL BELICHICK was the Browns' head coach. 

7.     DID YOU KNOW?: The BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-4) have an opportunity to win the AFC North after finishing last in the division last year. In 2021, Cincinnati completed a worst-to-first turnaround, winning its division the year after finishing in last place. In 17 of the past 19 seasons (2003-21), at least one team has captured its division title the season after finishing in last or tied for last place. 

8.     UNDER-THE-RADAR STORYLINE: The MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) can clinch a playoff berth with a win or tie at DETROIT (5-7) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX). But another significant story could be developing in the other locker room. Head coach DAN CAMPBELL has his Lions in a position this season to become the first team since the NFL expanded the playoffs in 1990 to make the postseason after a 1-6 start. The Lions have won four of their last five and remain in the NFC hunt. This week could be key for Detroit, considering the history of 5-7 teams.

  • At least one team with a 6-7 record after 13 games has qualified for the playoffs in each of the past four seasons, including two such teams in each of the past two years.
  • Another 5-7 team, PITTSBURGH, has won three of its past four after opening 2-6. Only one team since 1990, Washington in 2020, has made the playoffs after beginning a season 2-6. The Steelers host BALTIMORE (8-4) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS).   

9.     TREND TIME: Since Week 7, when quarterback DAK PRESCOTT returned from injury, the Cowboys are 5-1 and lead the league with 37.2 points per game over the past seven weeks. The Cowboys also rank second in total offense (411 yards per game) over that span, trailing only Kansas City (464.2). This week, DALLAS (9-3) hosts HOUSTON (1-10-1), on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX). The Lonestar State teams have split their last two games, with each decided on an overtime field goal.

10.  THIS WEEK IN NFL HISTORY: Dec. 12, 1982 (40 years ago) – On a frozen, snow-covered field at Schaefer Stadium, New England takes a timeout with 4:45 remaining in the fourth quarter. Snowplow driver Mark Henderson clears a path for STEVE GROGAN, who then holds for a 33-yard field goal by JOHN SMITH that gives the Patriots a 3-0 win over the Dolphins. The contest, immortalized in Patriots lore as the Snowplow Game, doesn't end up derailing the Dolphins, who go on to earn a berth in Super Bowl XVII. NEW ENGLAND (6-6) travels to ARIZONA (4-8) this week for a Monday Night Football contest (8:15 PM ET, ESPN). While the Phoenix area has received snow as recently as 1998, there's no snow in the forecast for State Farm Stadium this week.

11.  AND LAST BUT NOT LEASTTOM BRADY grew up in San Mateo, Calif, and graduated from Junipero Serra High School, 17 miles south of Candlestick Park. When Brady was a toddler in 1979, the 49ers hired Pro Football Hall of Famer BILL WALSH, who then selected Pro Football Hall of Famer JOE MONTANA in the third round (82nd overall) of Walsh's first draft. San Francisco was a combined 8-24 from 1979-80 before winning four of the next nine Super Bowls from 1981-89. Since Brady was born, the quarterback and the 49ers franchise have combined to appear in 17 Super Bowls, with 12 victories. … Brady and TAMPA BAY (6-6) face SAN FRANCISCO (8-4) on Sunday at Levi's Stadium (4:25 PM ET, FOX).

WEEK 14 NFL SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

Thursday, December 8

Las Vegas at Los Angeles Rams

Prime Video

8:15

Sunday, December 11

New York Jets at Buffalo

CBS

1:00

Cleveland at Cincinnati

CBS

1:00

Houston at Dallas

FOX

1:00

Minnesota at Detroit

FOX

1:00

Philadelphia at New York Giants

FOX

1:00

Baltimore at Pittsburgh

CBS

1:00

Jacksonville at Tennessee

CBS

1:00

Kansas City at Denver

CBS

4:05

 

Tampa Bay at San Francisco

FOX

4:25

Carolina at Seattle

FOX

4:25

Miami at Los Angeles Chargers

NBC

8:20

Monday, December 12

New England at Arizona

ESPN

8:15

Bye week: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Washington


NFL ANNOUNCES 32 NOMINEES FOR WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE

Winner to be Announced at NFL Honors the Thursday Before Super Bowl LVII

The NFL announced today the 32 nominees for the WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR AWARD PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE. Representing the best of the NFL's commitment to philanthropy and community impact, each player was selected as his team's Man of the Year and is now eligible to win the national award. Considered the league's most prestigious honor, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field. First established in 1970, the national award was renamed in 1999 after the late Hall of Fame Chicago Bears running back WALTER PAYTON.

"We are proud to present the nominees for this year's Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, the League's most prestigious honor," said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL. "These 32 men are recognized for their excellence on the field and the selfless work they do off the field in their hometowns and local team communities.  Collectively they represent Walter's humanitarian spirit of giving back in ways that makes us all incredibly proud."

All 32 team winners will be highlighted as nominees and recognized for their important work during the week leading up to Super Bowl LVII. The 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year presented by Nationwide will be announced during NFL Honors, a primetime awards special to air nationally the Thursday before Super Bowl LVII on NBC.

All 32 nominees will receive up to a $40,000 donation in their name to their charity of choice. The winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year award will receive up to a $250,000 donation to the charity of their choice. All donations are courtesy of the NFL Foundation and Nationwide.

"Nationwide is proud to recognize and honor the extraordinary efforts of the 2022 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year nominees," said RAMON JONES, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Nationwide. "We look forward to showcasing the players' stories, supporting their causes, and celebrating the collective impact they are making in communities across the country."

Fans are encouraged to participate in Nationwide's 8th annual Charity Challenge, a social media campaign designed to support and promote team nominees. Fans can vote on Twitter by using #WPMOYChallenge followed by their favorite nominee's last name and/or his Twitter handle anywhere within the tweet. The player whose unique mention is used the most between Dec. 6 and Jan. 8 will receive a $25,000 contribution to their charity of choice, while the second and third place finishers will receive $10,000 and $5,000 donations, all courtesy of Nationwide. Hashtag information and official rules can be found at nfl.com/manoftheyear.  

Beginning in 2017, the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year trophy silhouette came to life in uniform elements to further recognize past award winners and current nominees. The three current players who have won the award—J.J. WATT, CALAIS CAMPBELL and RUSSELL WILSON —continue to wear a Man of the Year patch on their jerseys to recognize their outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities. All 2022 nominees will wear a Man of the Year helmet decal beginning Week 14 and continuing through the end of the season in recognition of their accomplishments on and off the field.

Each of these players support many different causes, ranging from social justice work, supporting veterans, fighting homelessness and more. For more information on the nominees and the award, visit NFL.com/manoftheyear.

Below is a list of the 2022 nominees:

TEAMNOMINEE
Arizona CardinalsZach Ertz
Atlanta FalconsChris Lindstrom
Baltimore RavensChuck Clark
Buffalo BillsDion Dawkins
Carolina PanthersDerrick Brown
Chicago BearsJaylon Johnson
Cincinnati BengalsSam Hubbard
Cleveland BrownsJoel Bitonio
Dallas CowboysDak Prescott
Denver BroncosDalton Risner
Detroit LionsJared Goff
Green Bay PackersAaron Jones
Houston TexansChristian Kirksey
Indianapolis ColtsShaquille Leonard
Jacksonville JaguarsTyler Shatley
Kansas City ChiefsPatrick Mahomes
Las Vegas RaidersA.J. Cole
Los Angeles ChargersDerwin James Jr.
Los Angeles RamsTremayne Anchrum
Miami DolphinsJaelan Phillips
Minnesota VikingsAdam Thielen
New England PatriotsLawrence Guy
New Orleans SaintsDemario Davis
New York GiantsSaquon Barkley
New York JetsSolomon Thomas
Philadelphia EaglesBrandon Graham
Pittsburgh SteelersCameron Heyward
San Francisco 49ersArik Armstead
Seattle SeahawksTyler Lockett
Tampa Bay BuccaneersWilliam Gholston
Tennessee TitansDerrick Henry
Washington CommandersCharles Leno Jr.

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Week 15 Flex Scheduling - Giants-Commanders Moves to Sunday Night Football

WEEK 15 FLEX SCHEDULING:

GIANTS-COMMANDERS MOVES TO SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

The Week 15 New York Giants at Washington Commanders game will be played Sunday, December 18 at 8:20 PM ET on NBC and the New England Patriots-Las Vegas Raiders game will move to 4:05 PM ET on FOX, the NFL announced today.The following is the final Week 15 NFL schedule (all times ET):

Thursday, December 15, 2022

San Francisco 49ers at Seattle Seahawks                                  8:15 PM               Prime Video

Saturday, December 17, 2022

Indianapolis Colts at Minnesota Vikings                                 1:00 PM               NFLN

Baltimore Ravens at Cleveland Browns                                  4:30 PM               NFLN

Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills                                                8:15 PM               NFLN

Sunday, December 18, 2022

Atlanta Falcons at New Orleans Saints                                   1:00 PM               FOX

Pittsburgh Steelers at Carolina Panthers                                     1:00 PM               CBS

Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears                                         1:00 PM               FOX

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans                                       1:00 PM               CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Jacksonville Jaguars                                     1:00 PM               FOX

Detroit Lions at New York Jets                                                1:00 PM               CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Denver Broncos                                         4:05 PM               FOX

New England Patriots at Las Vegas Raiders                           4:05 PM               FOX

Tennessee Titans at Los Angeles Chargers                               4:25 PM               CBS

Cincinnati Bengals at Tampa Bay Buccaneers                           4:25 PM               CBS

New York Giants at Washington Commanders                      8:20 PM               NBC

Monday, December 19, 2022

Los Angeles Rams at Green Bay Packers                                   8:15 PM               ESPN


SIETE DEL DOMINGO - DECIMOTERCERA SEMANA

Un vistazo a siete destacados estadísticos de los partidos jugados durante las ventanas de 1:00 p.m. y a las 4:00 p.m. (hora de New York) el domingo 4 de diciembre, correspondientes a la decimotercera semana de luna temporada 2022.

  • PARTIDOS CERRADOS. Con dos partidos por completarse en la semana 13, hubo 85 partidos decididos por un anotación (seis puntos) o menos, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 13 semanas en la historia.

Diez de los 13 partidos (76.9 por ciento) que fueron completados en la semana 13 tuvieron una diferencia de una anotación (ocho puntos) en el último período y hubo 147 partidos dentro de una anotación (ocho puntos) en el último período esta temporada, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 13 semanas en la historia de la NFL.

REMONTADASGREEN BAY PACKERS y LAS VEGAS RAIDERS se sobrepusieron a sendas desventajas de 10 puntos para terminar ganando, y NEW YORK GIANTS se sobrepuso a una desventaja de 10 puntos para empatar al domingo. Hubo 39 partidos en los que un equipo se sobrepuso a una desventaja de al menos 10 puntos para ganar o empatar esta temporada, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 13 semanas de una temporada en la historia.

Cinco equipos –BALTIMORECINCINNATIGREEN BAYSEATTLE y WASHINGTON– se sobrepusieron desventajas en el cuarto periodo para ganar o empatar esta semana. Hubo 62 partidos en los que un equipo resurge para ganar o empatar tras haber estado en desventaja en el último período, la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 13 semanas de una temporada en la historia.

Dos partidos –victorias de BALTIMORE y SEATTLE– fueron decididos por una anotación definitoria en los últimos dos minutos de tiempo regular esta semana. Hubo 46 partidos esta temporada decididos por una anotación definitoria en los últimos dos minutos de tiempo regular o en la prórroga, solamente detrás de 2015 (49) para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños a lo largo de las primeras 13 semanas de una temporada en la historia.

  • WASHINGTON COMMANDERS y NEW YORK GIANTS empataron 20-20 en la semana 13.

La temporada 2022 es la tercera desde que la regla de prórroga en temporada regular fue instituida en 1974 en tener algún partido definido en la prórroga en al menos 11 de las primeras 13 semanas, uniéndose a 2010 (12 de las primeras 13 semanas) y 2003 (11 de 13).

El receptor de Washington TERRY MCLAURIN tuvo ocho recepciones para 105 yardas y una anotación el domingo.

McLaurin es el sexto jugador en la historia de la NFL con al menos 50 recepciones y 900 yardas recibiendo en cada una de sus primeras cuatro temporadas, uniéndose a MIKE EVANSJOEY GALLOWAYA.J. GREEN, al miembro del Salón de la Fama RANDY MOSS y a MICHAEL THOMAS.

  • PHILADELPHIA EAGLES derrotó a Tennessee 35-10 al tiempo que el mariscal de campo JALEN HURTS totaliza cuatro anotaciones (tres pasando, una acarreando) y el corredor MILES SANDERS agregó un acarreo anotador en el triunfo.

Eagles lidera la NFL con 23 acarreos anotadores esta temporada, empatando con BUFFALO BILLS de 2016 (23 acarreos anotadores) y KANSAS CITY CHIEFS de 2004 (23) para la tercera mayor cantidad de acarreos anotadores por un equipo en sus primeros 12 partidos de una temporada desde 2000. Solamente SAN DIEGO CHARGERS de 2006 (26 acarreos anotadores) y SEATTLE SEAHAWKS de 2005 (24) tuvieron más.

  • CLEVELAND BROWNS derrotó a Houston 27-14 con una anotación mediante retorno de balón suelto recuperado por parte del esquinero DENZEL WARD, una anotación mediante retorno de intercepción del apoyador TONY FIELDS y una devolución de despeje anotadora por parte del receptor DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES.

Browns es el primer equipo con dos anotaciones defensivas y otra de cuadros especiales en un partido desde GREEN BAY en la semana 11 de la temporada 2014.

Ward, que tiene cuatro anotaciones defensivas en su carrera desde que ingresó en la NFL, en 2018, es el cuarto jugador de secundaria desde 2000 con al menos dos anotaciones mediante retorno de intercepción y dos anotación mediante retorno de balón suelto recuperados en las primeras cinco temporadas de su carrera, uniéndose a MIKE BROWNDEANGELO HALL y EDDIE JACKSON.

  • El receptor de Las Vegas DAVANTE ADAMS tuvo ocho recepciones para 177 yardas y dos anotaciones en el triunfo de Raiders 27-20 sobre Los Angeles Chargers.

Adams lidera todos los jugadores con 85 recepciones anotadoras desde que ingresó en la NFL, en 2014, y superó al miembro del Salón de la Fama CALVIN JOHNSON (83) para la quinta mayor cantidad de recepciones anotadoras para un jugador en sus primeras nueve temporadas en la historia.