Tacleando la NFL: Semana 8
Por Daniel "Mr. Clutch" Mercado Castro
Los Texans comienzan la 8va semana de NFL dominando 42-23 a los Dolphins gracias a 5 TD lanzados de Deshaun Winston, 2 de ellos a DeAndre Hopkins. El "Bye" de la semana fue para los Falcons, Cowboys, Titans y Chargers. Los Bengals le aguaron el regreso a Ryan Fitzpatrick al derrotar 37-34 a los Buccaneers gracias a dos TD lanzados de Andy Dalton junto a dos TD corriendo de Joe Mixon. Fitzpatrick, quien lanzó dos TD, reemplazó a Jameis Winston luego de que este fuera interceptado 4 veces. Randy Bullock fue el que ganó el juego por los Bengals con un field goal de 44 yardas al expirar el tiempo de juego. Carson Wentz lanzó 3 TD en la victoria 24-18 de sus Eagles ante los Jaguars. Mitchell Trubisky lanzó dos TD y Jordan Howard corrió para liderar a los Bears en un triunfo 24-10 sobre los Jets. Russell Wilson lanzó 3 TD en el 2do parcial para ganarlo 21-0 y vencer 28-14 a los Lions. Patrick Mahomes lanzó 4 TD, 2 a las manos de Sammy Watkins, en la victoria 30-23 de los Chiefs sobre los Broncos.
Un rush TD de 64 yardas en las piernas de Adrian Peterson sepultó a los Giants. Redskins ganaron 20-13. Ben Roethlisberger lanzó dos TD y James Conner corrió para dos TD en la victoria de los Steelers 33-18 sobre los Browns. Cam Newton lanzó dos TD y corrió para uno adicional en la victoria 36-21 de sus Panthers sobre los Ravens. Andrew Luck lanzó 3 TD y Marlon Mack anotó dos rush TD en la victoria 42-28 de los Colts sobre los Raiders. Derek Carr lanzó 3 TD en la derrota. Adam Vinatieri (2,550) con dos field goals y un total de 10 puntos se convirtió en el lider de todos los tiempos en anotaciones al pasar a Morten Andersen (2, 544).
Gracias a un fumble en el kick-off return, los Packers perdieron la oportunidad de quitarle el invicto a los Rams. Los Rams le quitaron la oportunidad de otro comeback para Aaron Rodgers. Jared Goff lanzó 3 TD y los Rams escaparon con una victoria 29-27. Josh Rosen lanzó dos TD en el 4to parcial, incluyendo uno a Christian Kirk faltando 34 segundos de juego, para que los Cardinals derrotaran 18-15 a los 49ers. Alvin Kamara corrió y recibió para un total de dos TD en el triunfo 30-20 de sus Saints sobre los Vikings. Los Patriots dominaron 25-6 a los Bills en el clásico juego del lunes. James White corrió para un TD y Stephen Gostkowski se fue 4-4 de field goals.
- East-Patriots (6-2), Miami (4-4), Jets (3-5) y Bills (2-6).
- North-Steelers (4-2-1), Bengals (5-3), Ravens (4-4) y Browns (2-5-1).
- South-Texans (5-3), Titans (3-4), Jaguars (3-5) y Colts (3-5).
- West-Chiefs (7-1), Chargers (5-2), Denver (3-5) y Oakland (1-6).
- East-Redskins (5-2), Eagles (4-4), Dallas (3-4) y Giants (1-7).
- North-Bears (4-3), Vikings (4-3-1), Packers (3-3-1) y Lions (3-4).
- South-Saints (6-1), Carolina (5-2), Falcons (3-4) y Tampa Bay (3-4).
- Rams (8-0), Seahawks (4-3), Arizona (2-6) y 49ers (1-7).
WEEK 11 (NOVEMBER 18) SCHEDULE CHANGES:
VIKINGS-BEARS MOVES TO 8:20 PM ET ON NBC,
EAGLES-SAINTS TO 4:25 PM ET (FOX) & STEELERS-JAGUARS TO 1 PM ET (CBS)
The NFL announced today the following schedule changes for Week 11 on Sunday, November 18.
The Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears game will move from 1 PM ET on FOX to 8:20 PM ET on NBC.
The Philadelphia Eagles at New Orleans Saints game moves from 1 PM ET on FOX to 4:25 PM ET on FOX.
The Pittsburgh Steelers at Jacksonville Jaguars game originally scheduled at 8:20 PM ET on NBC will move to CBS at 1 PM ET.
The following is the final Week 11 NFL schedule (all times ET):
Thursday, November 15
Green Bay at Seattle
Sunday, November 18
Dallas at Atlanta
Cincinnati at Baltimore
Carolina at Detroit
Tennessee at Indianapolis
Pittsburgh at Jacksonville
Tampa Bay at New York Giants
Houston at Washington
Oakland at Arizona
Denver at Los Angeles Chargers
Philadelphia at New Orleans
Minnesota at Chicago
Monday, November 19
Kansas City at Los Angeles Rams (Mexico City)
The National Football League Enters the World of Fortnite
America's most popular sports league teams up with Epic Games, creator of the cultural phenomenon Fortnite
NFL Team Outfits to be available in the Battle Royale Item Shop starting Friday, November 9
November 5, 2018 – The National Football League (NFL) has teamed up with Epic Games, creator of one of the most popular video games in the world, Fortnite.
Beginning Friday, November 9, NFL team "outfits" will be available in the Battle Royale Item Shop. This unique opportunity will give Fortnite players the ability to purchase and customize up to eight outfits representing their favorite NFL teams.
In addition to NFL team outfits, there will be football-themed emotes, harvesting tools, gliders, and even a referee outfit, so players can bring their passion for football into Fortnite.
Once a player owns an NFL team outfit they will be able to choose a uniform from any of the League's 32 teams and customize the jersey with a number of their choice (1-99). The NFL team outfits will be available as both male and female figures and can be customized with a different team/number each time a player uses the outfit in Fortnite.
The NFL team outfits will be available in Fortnite's Battle Royale Item Shop starting November 9 at 7 pm ET.
The agreement represents the first time Epic has partnered on special outfits inside Fortnite, enabling players to blend their passions for games and sports.
"We see the popularity of Fortnite every day at the NFL as many of our players are passionate about this game," said Brian Rolapp, Chief Media and Business Officer at the NFL. "This partnership represents a great opportunity for millions of NFL fans who are Fortnite players to express their fandom inside the game while at the same time exposing our brand to countless others."
"We have so many football fans at Epic and we know a lot of the game's fans share that same enthusiasm," said Mark Rein, co-founder of Epic Games. "Allowing our players to represent their favorite teams in the game was too cool of an opportunity for us to pass up, and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out!"
In Fortnite, NFL team outfits can be purchased from the Battle Royale Item Shop using in-game currency, V-Bucks. Once an NFL team outfit is purchased, it may be viewed and applied in the Locker tab.
SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 9
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 4, the ninth week of the 2018 season.
- New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 346 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137 passer rating and wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS had a franchise-record 211 receiving yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, in the Saints' 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams.
Brees has 22 career games with at least four touchdown passes and zero interceptions, tied with New England's TOM BRADY (22) for the most such games by a quarterback in NFL history.
Thomas' 211 receiving yards are the most in a single game in Saints' history, surpassing the previous high of 205 set by WES CHANDLER on September 2, 1979 against Atlanta. He is the third Saint to record 200+ receiving yards in a single game, joining Chandler and TORRANCE SMALL (200 on December 24, 1994 at Denver).
- Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS passed for 228 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 105.9 passer rating in the Chargers' 25-17 win at Seattle.
Rivers, who has started 200 consecutive games dating back to September 11, 2006, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to start at least 200 consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (297 consecutive games), ELI MANNING (210) and PEYTON MANNING (208).
- Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 375 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 129 passer rating in the Chiefs' 37-21 win at Cleveland.
Mahomes, who appeared in his 10th career game today, has 29 touchdown passes and 3,185 passing yards, both the most by a player in his first 10 career games in NFL history. Mahomes is the only quarterback in league annals to pass for at least 3,000 yards in his first 10 career games.
Mahomes has passed for at least 300 yards in eight consecutive games, tied with Indianapolis' ANDREW LUCK (2014) for the most consecutive games with 300+ passing yards in a single season in NFL history.
- Pittsburgh running back JAMES CONNER had 107 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the Steelers' 23-16 win at Baltimore.
Conner has four games with at least 100 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown this season, the most such games by a player in a single season in NFL history.
Conner, who has 1,085 scrimmage yards (706 rushing, 379 receiving) and 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving) this season, is the only player in franchise history with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns in the team's first eight games of a season.
- Kansas City running back KAREEM HUNT had 141 scrimmage yards (91 rushing, 50 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Chiefs' Week 9 win and New Orleans running back ALVIN KAMARA had 116 scrimmage yards (82 rushing, 34 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Saints' win on Sunday.
Kamara, who played in his 24th career game on Sunday, has five games with both a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown, the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first 25 career games. Only Indianapolis' EDGERRIN JAMES (six) had more such games in his first 25 career contests.
Hunt, who appeared in his 25th career game today, has four such games, tied with Chicago's HUGH GALLARNEAU (four games in 1941-42, 1945) for the third-most in league annals by a player in his first 25 career games.
- The MINNESOTA VIKINGS, led by defensive end DANIELLE HUNTER's career-high 3.5 sacks, recorded a franchise-record 10 sacks in the team's 24-9 victory over Detroit.
The Vikings' 10 sacks surpassed the previous franchise-high of nine, which was accomplished four times and most recently on October 25, 1993 at Chicago.
Hunter, who returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, became the second player with at least 3.5 sacks and a touchdown in a single game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. The Chargers' SHAUN PHILLIPS, who had four sacks and a 31-yard interception-return touchdown against the Cardinals on October 3, 2010, is the only other player to accomplish the feat since 1982.
Chicago safety EDDIE JACKSON had a 65-yard fumble-return touchdown and linebacker LEONARD FLOYD scored on a 19-yard interception-return touchdown in the Bears' 41-9 victory at Buffalo.
Jackson, who had both a 76-yard interception-return touchdown and a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown against Carolina on October 22, 2017, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer DEION SANDERS (three touchdowns in 1994) as the only players since 1970 with at least three defensive touchdowns of 65 or more yards over any two-year span. Sanders had interception-return touchdowns of 93, 90 and 74 yards with San Francisco in 1994.
- Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN completed 26 of 38 passes (68.4 percent) for 350 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 121.6 passer rating and wide receiver JULIO JONES had seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' 38-14 win at Washington.
Ryan, who recorded his 50th career game with at least 300 passing yards on Sunday, joined DREW BREES (57 games) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 50 games of 300+ passing yards in their first 11 seasons.
Jones has 44 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, tied with CALVIN JOHNSON for the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first eight seasons. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (45) had more such games in his first eight career seasons.