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martes, 16 de noviembre de 2021

Tacleando la NFL: Week 8 de la NFL 2021-2022

 











































hursday Night Capsule - Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

THURSDAY NIGHT PREVIEW:

GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-1) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0)

Week 8 of the 2021 NFL season gets underway on Thursday, October 28 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon) as the Green Bay Packers (6-1) visit the Arizona Cardinals (7-0) in a battle of NFC division leaders. Green Bay leads the all-time series, 44-24-4, while Arizona has won each of the past two regular-season meetings. In their last matchup, Week 13 of the 2018 season, running back CHASE EDMONDS recorded two rushing touchdowns in the Cardinals’ 20-17 win at Green Bay.

Last week, the Packers earned their sixth-consecutive victory with a 24-10 win over Washington. Quarterback AARON RODGERS recorded his 70th career game with at least three touchdown passes and a passer rating of 100-or-higher, the fourth-most such games in NFL history. He is one of two NFC quarterbacks (MATTHEW STAFFORD) with six games with two-or-more touchdown passes this season and aims for his seventh in a row with multiple touchdown passes. In 14 career starts on Thursday, Rodgers has a 10-4 record with 32 touchdown passes and five interceptions for a 107.8 rating.

Wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS recorded his third touchdown catch of the season in Week 7 and leads all players with 61 touchdown receptions since the beginning of the 2016 season. In the last meeting between the two clubs, he registered eight receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Adams has recorded at least 10 receptions and 160 receiving yards in three of his past four Thursday games. Since 2018, running back AARON JONES ranks third in the NFL with 45 scrimmage touchdowns (35 rushing, 10 receiving). He recorded a rushing touchdown in the last meeting against Arizona and has four touchdowns (three rushing, one receiving) in five career games on Thursday.

In four of its past six games, Green Bay has held opponents to 17 points or fewer. Linebacker DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL led the team with 13 tackles in Week 7 and recorded his second-career game with two forced fumbles. He is the only player in the NFC this season with at least 60 tackles (67) and two interceptions. Last season, Campbell registered 99 tackles and two sacks in 16 games with the Cardinals. Linebacker RASHAN GARY had a career-high two sacks and his first-career forced fumble in Week 7 while defensive lineman KINGSLEY KEKE recorded a season-high 1.5 sacks last week.

Arizona, the league’s last remaining undefeated team, improved to 7-0 for the first time since 1974 with its 31-5 win over Houston last week. Quarterback KYLER MURRAY passed for three touchdowns with a 121.3 rating in Week 7 and is the only quarterback in the NFL with a passer rating of 100-or-higher in six games this season. He has four touchdown passes against zero interceptions for a 112.6 rating in two career starts on Thursday Night Football and aims for his third in a row on Thursday with two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 100-or-higher.

Running back JAMES CONNER registered his NFC-leading sixth rushing touchdown of the season in Week 7 and aims for his third in a row at home with a rushing touchdown. Edmonds ranks tied for second among NFC running backs with 27 receptions this season. Wide receiver DEANDRE HOPKINS recorded his seventh touchdown catch of the season last week and is the only player with at least six touchdown receptions in each of the past five seasons. He has four touchdown catches in his past three Thursday games and aims for his fifth in a row on Thursday with at least five receptions. Tight end ZACH ERTZ registered a 47-yard touchdown reception in his Cardinals debut last week.

The Cardinals enter Week 8 allowing 16.3 points per game, the fewest in the NFL. Last week, linebacker MARKUS GOLDEN recorded his second-consecutive game with two sacks and a forced fumble, and he leads all players with four forced fumbles this season. Linebacker CHANDLER JONES recorded a sack and two tackles for loss in the last meeting between the two clubs and has eight sacks in eight career Thursday games. Defensive end J.J. WATT has a pass defensed in three of his past four on Thursday while safety BUDDA BAKER has four tackles for loss and four passes defensed in four career Thursday games. Jones and Watt (102 sacks each) are two of the three active players (VON MILLER) with at least 100 career sacks.

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

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

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Week 8 NFL Preview

RESILIENCY RUNS COMMON THREAD THROUGH LEAGUE STANDINGS AS NFL ENTERS WEEK 8

Resiliency is a core value of the National Football League.

One of the quintessential examples of that resiliency is the league standings. For a third consecutive season, an NFL team that did not make the prior year’s playoffs has started a season 7-0. This season, the ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0) are the league’s last undefeated team, off to their best start since 1974. One of the league’s oldest franchises, the Cardinals with a win on Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/Amazon) can achieve their first 8-0 start ever.

Last season, the PITTSBURGH STEELERS won their first 11 games, the best start in franchise history. And the year prior, 2019, the SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS won their first eight contests en route to a berth in Super Bowl LIV.

Four teams that did not make the 2020 playoffs are currently leading their divisions: Arizona (7-0), the CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-2), DALLAS COWBOYS (5-1) and LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (5-2). What’s more, with 11 weeks remaining on the NFL schedule, four more clubs that did not make the postseason – the DENVER BRONCOS (3-4), INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-4), LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-2) and NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-4) – are no more than two games out of first in their divisions.

  • At least two teams have won their divisions the season after missing the playoffs in 17 of the past 18 years.
  • Since 1990 – a streak of 31 consecutive seasons – at least four teams every season have qualified for the playoffs after failing to make the postseason the year before.
  • Cincinnati, off to its best start since opening 7-0 in 2015, finished last in the AFC North in 2020. In 16 of the past 18 seasons, at least one team finished in first place in its division the season after finishing in last or tied for last place. Of the 49 teams in league history to go from “worst-to-first,” 26 of them have done so in the past 18 years (2003-20).

SPEAKING OF THOSE BENGALS: This week, the Bengals return to the East Coast to meet the NEW YORK JETS (1-5). Last week, Cincinnati quarterback JOE BURROW, making his 17th career start, passed for a career-high 416 yards with three touchdown passes, while rookie wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE recorded 201 receiving yards with one touchdown in the Bengals’ win at Baltimore.

  • Burrow, who registered 406 passing yards and three passing touchdowns in Week 7 of the 2020 season, became the fourth player with two games of at least 400 passing yards and three touchdown passes within his first 20 career games, joining NICK FOLESPATRICK MAHOMES and BILLY VOLEK.
  • Chase, who was 21 years and 237 days old on Sunday, became the second-youngest player in NFL history to record at least 200 receiving yards in a single game, trailing only MIKE EVANS (21 years, 87 days old).
  • Chase, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, now has 754 receiving yards this season and surpassed HARLON HILL (685 in 1954) for the most receiving yards by a player in his first seven career games all-time. Chase, who also recorded 159 receiving yards with a touchdown catch in Week 5, is the fifth rookie since 1970 with multiple games of at least 150 receiving yards and a touchdown reception, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (three games in 1998), KEN BURROW (two games in 1971), JUSTIN JEFFERSON (two games in 2020) and TORREY SMITH (two games in 2011). 

CLASH OF WINNING STREAKS: The Week 8 opener features the GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-1) at the ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0) on Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/Amazon). The Packers have won six straight while the Cardinals are riding a seven-game season-opening winning streak. It’s the first NFL game in which each club enters with a winning streak of six games or longer since Nov. 4, 2018, when the Saints defeated the Rams. The Rams then advanced to the Super Bowl that season.

SPOTLIGHT ON NFC SOUTH, REMATCH OF BUCS-SAINTS: Five divisional matchups highlight the Week 8 schedule, with two in the NFC South, a division that has represented the NFC in three of the past six Super Bowls. The defending world champion TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-1) are bidding to become the first team since the 2003-04 Patriots to win consecutive titles. Those 16 years (2005-20) represent the longest stretch in league history without a repeat Super Bowl champion.

  • This week, Tampa Bay faces a divisional test on the road against the NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-2) on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, FOX), the Buccaneers’ first trip to the Crescent City since advancing in the Divisional round of the 2020 playoffs. Including the postseason, Tampa Bay has won 14 of its last 15 games, dating back to Week 14 of last season.  
  • New Orleans had won five consecutive games in the series prior to the Buccaneers’ playoff win last season.
  • Last week, Saints running back ALVIN KAMARA had 179 scrimmage yards (128 receiving, 51 rushing), including 10 receptions and a touchdown catch, in New Orleans’ win on Monday Night Football.
  • Kamara (3,065 career receiving yards) became the third running back to reach 3,000 receiving yards in his first five seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer LENNY MOORE (3,509) and ROGER CRAIG (3,234).
  • On Sunday against Tampa Bay, Kamara (351 career receptions) needs eight catches to surpass Craig (358) for the most ever by a running back in his first five seasons.
  • Last week, quarterback TOM BRADY threw four touchdown passes in the Buccaneers’ win. Brady, the league’s all-time leader in both passing yards (81,479) and touchdown passes (602), now has 37 career games with at least four touchdown passes and 97 games with at least three touchdown passes, both tied with DREW BREES for the most such games in NFL history.
  • Brady, who has 203 completions and 21 touchdown passes this season, became the third player with at least 200 completions and 20 touchdown passes in his team’s first seven games of a season in NFL history, joining ANDREW LUCK (2018) and Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (2013).

PITTS EXPLODING ON SCENE IN ATLANTA: Meanwhile, at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the ATLANTA FALCONS (3-3) host the CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-4) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX).

  • Last week, Atlanta rookie tight end KYLE PITTS, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, registered seven receptions for 163 yards in the Falcons’ win. Pitts’ 163 receiving yards were the fourth-most by a rookie tight end in a single game all-time, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famers JACKIE SMITH (212 on Oct. 13, 1963) and MIKE DITKA (190 on Nov. 12, 1961), as well as MARK BAVARO (176 on Oct. 13, 1985).
  • Pitts, who had 119 receiving yards in Week 5 prior to the Falcons’ Week 6 bye, is the second rookie tight end in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards in consecutive games, joining RAYMOND CHESTER (Weeks 5-6, 1970). Plus, Pitts has 471 receiving yards this season and last week surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer MIKE DITKA (444 receiving yards) for the most receiving yards by a tight end in his first six career games in NFL history.

COWBOYS, VIKINGS RENEW RIVALRY IN PRIMETIME: Two proud franchises that have combined for 12 Super Bowl appearances and 35 Pro Football Hall of Famers clash on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC) when the DALLAS COWBOYS (5-1) visit the MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-3).

  • Each team is coming off its bye weekend, after each team captured overtime victories on the road, both by a touchdown. It’s the first time two teams are meeting following road overtime victories since Nov. 2, 2014, when Minnesota met Washington in similar circumstances.
  • MIKE MCCARTHY-coached teams are 10-4 (.714) in games after bye weekends, including the head coach’s time at the reins of the Packers (2006-18) and Cowboys (2020-present).
  • In the Cowboys’ last game, Week 6 at New England, Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT made his 75th career start and passed for 445 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 108.7 rating. Also in that contest, cornerback TREVON DIGGS registered a 42-yard interception return for a touchdown.
  • Prescott now has 39 games with a passer rating of 100-or-higher and has surpassed PHILIP RIVERS (38) for the third-most such games by a player in his first 75 career starts in NFL history. Only AARON RODGERS (43) and TONY ROMO (41) had more.
  • Diggs leads the league with seven interceptions. He has joined Pro Football Hall of Famer ROD WOODSON (1993) as the only players since 1970 with seven interceptions in their team's first six games of a season.
  • Diggs also is the second player in the Super Bowl era to record at least one interception in each of his team's first six games of a season, joining BRIAN RUSSELL (first six games in 2003).
  • With an interception at Minnesota, Diggs would break the league record for longest stretch of season-opening games (by a player, not team) with an interception. The record is shared by Pro Football Hall of Famer TOM LANDRY (first six games, 1951), BARRY WILBURN (Weeks 1-2 and 7-10 during strike season of 1987) and BRIAN RUSSELL (first six games, 2003). The NFL record for consecutive overall player games with an interception is held by TOMMY MORROW (eight straight games from 1962-63). The NFL record for single-season consecutive player games with an interception is seven, shared by Pro Football Hall of Famers PAUL KRAUSE (1964) and LARRY WILSON (1966), as well as BEN DAVIS (1968).
  • Dallas wide receiver AMARI COOPER needs one receiving touchdown to become just the eighth player in NFL history with five in each of his first seven seasons.
  • Minnesota quarterback KIRK COUSINS passed for 373 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 112.6 rating in the Vikings' 34-28 overtime win at Carolina.
  • Cousins has 20 career games with at least 300 passing yards, three touchdown passes and a passer rating of 110-or-higher, surpassing AARON RODGERS (19 games) for the most such games by quarterback in his first 10 seasons in NFL history.
  • Cousins, who in Week 6 played his 115th NFL game, now has 30,141 career passing yards and 203 touchdown passes. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famers PEYTON MANNING and DAN MARINO as the only players to reach 30,000 passing yards and 200 touchdown passes over their first 115 games in NFL history.

MCDERMOTT, ALLEN FACE WADDLE, DOLPHINS: The BUFFALO BILLS (4-2) host the MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-6) in the teams’ second 2021 game on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS). The Bills enter the contest having held a halftime lead in 15 consecutive games, an NFL record.

  • Bills quarterback JOSH ALLEN is the first player in NFL history to reach 80 touchdown passes and 25 rushing touchdowns in his first 50 games. He enters this week with 82 career touchdown passes and 27 career rushing touchdowns.
  • In games following bye weeks, Buffalo head coach SEAN MCDERMOTT (4-0, 1.000) has the league’s best career record among active coaches, with a minimum of three games coached.

The active head coaches with the best career records following bye weeks (minimum three games):

COACH

W

L

T

PCT.

Sean McDermott

4

0

0

1.000

Frank Reich

3

0

0

1.000

Mike Vrabel

3

0

0

1.000

Andy Reid

19

3

0

.864

John Harbaugh

10

3

0

.769

Sean McVay

3

1

0

.750

Bruce Arians

5

2

0

.714

Mike McCarthy

10

4

0

.714

Mike Tomlin

10

4

0

.714

Bill Belichick

17

10

0

.630

Sean Payton

9

6

0

.600

Pete Carroll

8

7

0

.533

  • Miami rookie wide receiver JAYLEN WADDLE, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, had seven receptions for 83 yards last week. Waddle has 44 receptions this season and has surpassed ANQUAN BOLDIN (42 receptions in 2003) and MICHAEL THOMAS (42 in 2016) for the second-most catches by a wide receiver in his first seven career games in NFL history. Only EDDIE ROYAL (46 in 2008) had more.

SECOND TITANS-COLTS MEETING IS SIGNIFICANT: Two teams coming off wins face one another at Lucas Oil Stadium, where the TENNESSEE TITANS (5-2) visit the INDIANPOLIS COLTS (3-4) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS) in an AFC South showdown. Tennessee registered a 25-16 win over Indianapolis in Week 3 this season. In each of the past four seasons (2017-20), the winner of the second meeting between the teams has advanced to the playoffs.

  • The Colts have 16 takeaways, tied with the Bills for most in the NFL.
  • Colts running back JONATHAN TAYLOR, who averaged 5.9 yards per carry (18 attempts, 107 yards) with one touchdown in last week’s win, has 1,748 career rushing yards since entering the league as a second-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. Since the beginning of 2020, only DERRICK HENRY (2,896) and DALVIN COOK (1,923) have more.
  • Indianapolis quarterback CARSON WENTZ has thrown just one interception in 219 attempts. His 0.5 interception percentage is the lowest in the league among qualified passers.
  • Titans running back DERRICK HENRY leads the NFL with 869 rushing yards. He needs 131 on Sunday to reach 1,000 and become the 11th in league history to achieve the milestone in eight games or fewer, but the first since DEMARCO MURRAY in 2014.

SACKS LEADERS ON MARQUEE IN CLEVELANDTwo of the league’s top three leaders in sacks will be on the same field on Sunday when the PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-3) make the short trek to play the CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-3). The Browns’ MYLES GARRETT leads the NFL with 9.5 sacks while the Steelers’ T.J. WATT ranks third with seven.

  • Garrett has 52 sacks through his first 58 NFL games. Since 1982, when the individual sack became an official statistic, only Pro Football Hall of Famers REGGIE WHITE (70) and DERRICK THOMAS (55) had more over their first 58 contests.
  • Last week, Browns running back D’ERNEST JOHNSON ran for 146 yards on 22 carries with one touchdown in his first NFL start. Johnson, who was signed as a college free agent by the Browns in 2019, registered the most rushing yards by a non-drafted player in his first NFL start since Pittsburgh’s WILLIE PARKER in Week 1 of 2005.
  • Watt, meanwhile, leads the NFL with 22 sacks since the beginning of last season. Garrett (21.5) is second over that span.

THEIR KUPP RUNNETH OVER: The LOS ANGELES RAMS (6-1) own the NFL’s best record for a team not leading its division. This week, they make their first trip to Houston in eight years to meet the HOUSTON TEXANS (1-6) on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX).

  • Rams wide receiver COOPER KUPP registered 10 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns in the team’s win last week. Kupp – who also had two touchdown receptions in Week 2, Week 3 and Week 6 – is the fourth player in the Super Bowl era with at least two touchdown receptions in four of his team’s first seven games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers CALVIN JOHNSON (2011) and RANDY MOSS (2007), as well as STEVE WATSON (1981).
  • Kupp, who has 809 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions this season, also is the first player in the Super Bowl era with at least 800 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions in his team’s first seven games of a season.
  • And, after Kupp recorded nine receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns in Week 6, he became the fifth wide receiver to post at least nine catches, 125 receiving yards and two touchdowns in consecutive games, joining DREW BENNETT (2004), ANTONIO BROWN (2017), Pro Football Hall of Famer CRIS CARTER (1995 and 1999) and ANDRE RISON (1990).

THE MAC PACK: The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-4) head west to meet the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-2) on Sunday (4:05 PM ET, CBS).

  • Last week, Patriots rookie quarterback MAC JONES passed for 307 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 111.7 rating in the team’s win. Jones now has 174 completions and has joined JOE BURROW (195 completions in 2020) and JUSTIN HERBERT (181 in 2020) as the only rookie quarterbacks with at least 170 completions in their first seven starts in NFL history.
  • Jones also is the fourth rookie all-time with at least 225 passing yards and a touchdown pass in five consecutive games, joining DAK PRESCOTT (eight consecutive games in 2016), JUSTIN HERBERT (seven in 2020) and DESHAUN WATSON (five in 2017).
  • Jones leads all rookies this season in passing yards (1,779), passing touchdowns (nine) and passer rating (92.8).
  • Meanwhile, Chargers cornerback ASANTE SAMUEL is tied for the NFL lead among rookies with two interceptions.

The Patriots face the Chargers after the Chargers’ bye week. Over the prior 10 seasons (2011-20), no NFL team has been better in such situations than New England.

The NFL’s best records against opponents that had byes the previous week, 2011-20:

TEAM

W

L

T

PCT.

New England Patriots

9

2

0

.818

Atlanta Falcons

6

2

0

.750

Baltimore Ravens

6

2

0

.750

Carolina Panthers

6

2

0

.750

Denver Broncos

8

3

0

.727

Pittsburgh Steelers

7

3

0

.700

Indianapolis Colts

8

4

0

.667

New Orleans Saints

7

4

0

.636

Seattle Seahawks

7

5

0

.583

Kansas City Chiefs

4

3

0

.571

Minnesota Vikings

4

3

0

.571

WEEK 8 NFL SCHEDULE

(All times Eastern)

Thursday, October 28

Green Bay at Arizona

FOX/NFLN/Amazon

8:20

Sunday, October 31

Carolina at Atlanta

FOX

1:00

Miami at Buffalo

CBS

1:00

San Francisco at Chicago 

FOX

1:00

Pittsburgh at Cleveland 

CBS

1:00

Philadelphia at Detroit

FOX

1:00

Los Angeles Rams at Houston

FOX

1:00

Tennessee at Indianapolis

CBS

1:00

Cincinnati at New York Jets

CBS

1:00

New England at Los Angeles Chargers

CBS

4:05

Jacksonville at Seattle

CBS

4:05

Washington at Denver 

FOX

4:25

Tampa Bay at New Orleans 

FOX

4:25

Dallas at Minnesota

NBC

8:20

Monday, November 1

New York Giants at Kansas City 

ESPN

8:15

 

 

 

 

Byes: Baltimore, Las Vegas

 

AFC Players of the Week - Week 7

BENGALS WR JA’MARR CHASE, RAIDERS DE YANNICK NGAKOUE &

COLTS P RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 7

Wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE of the Cincinnati Bengals, defensive end YANNICK NGAKOUE of the Las Vegas Raiders and punter RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ of the Indianapolis Colts are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 7 (October 21, 24-25).

OFFENSE: WR JA’MARR CHASE, CINCINNATI BENGALS

  • Chase recorded eight catches for 201 yards and a touchdown in Cincinnati’s victory over Baltimore and at 21 years and 237 days old, became the second-youngest player in NFL history to record at least 200 receiving yards in a single game.
  • The fifth overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, Chase ranks second in the NFL with 754 receiving yards this season, the most-ever by a player through his first seven career games.   
  • He becomes the first rookie to win Offensive Player of the Week this season. Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool (Week 5) and Rams running back Cam Akers (Week 14) were the only rookies to earn Offensive Player of the Week honors last season. 
  • Chase is the first-ever Bengals rookie wide receiver to win Offensive Player of the Week. He is the first Cincinnati rookie (any position) to earn the honor since running back Jeremy Hill (Week 15, 2014).
  • With kicker Evan McPherson earning AFC Special Teams Player of the Week in Week 1, it marks the first time in franchise history that the Bengals have had two rookies win a Player of the Week award in the same season.

DEFENSE: DE YANNICK NGAKOUE, LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

  • Ngakoue registered four tackles, two passes defensed and two third-down sacks in Las Vegas’ Week 7 victory over Philadelphia.  
  • This is the first-career Defensive Player of the Week award for Ngakoue. He becomes the first former University of Maryland player to earn the honor since linebacker D’Qwell Jackson (Week 13, 2014). 
  • With defensive end Maxx Crosby earning the honor in Week 1, the Raiders join the Bills and Cardinals as the only teams this season to have multiple players earn Defensive Player of the Week honors.

SPECIAL TEAMS: P RIGOBERTO SANCHEZ, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

  • Sanchez punted six times in Indianapolis’ Sunday Night Football victory in San Francisco, with an average of 45.5 yards (38.7 net) and a long of 79 yards, the second-longest punt this season. Two punts landed inside the 20.
  • This is the second-career Special Teams Player of the Week award for Sanchez, with the other coming in Week 4 of this season. He becomes the first player this season to win multiple Special Teams Player of the Week awards.
  • He becomes the first Colts punter to earn the honor twice in one season and joins Pat McAfee (two) as the only Indianapolis punters to win Special Teams Player of the Week multiple times.

2021 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

DE Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

K Evan McPherson, Cincinnati

Wk 2

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

LB Odafe Oweh, Baltimore

K Daniel Carlson, Las Vegas

Wk 3

QB Josh Allen, Buffalo

DE Myles Garrett, Cleveland

K Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Wk 4

QB Joe Burrow, Cincinnati

LB Tremaine Edmunds, Buffalo

P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis

Wk 5

QB Lamar Jackson, Baltimore

DE Greg Rousseau, Buffalo

K Nick Folk, New England

Wk 6

RB Derrick Henry, Tennessee

LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

K Matthew Wright, Jacksonville

Wk 7

WR Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati

DE Yannick Ngakoue, Las Vegas

P Rigoberto Sanchez, Indianapolis

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NFC Players of the Week - Week 7

SAINTS RB ALVIN KAMARA, FALCONS LB DEION JONES &

GIANTS K GRAHAM GANO NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 7

Running back ALVIN KAMARA of the New Orleans Saints, linebacker DEION JONES of the Atlanta Falcons and kicker GRAHAM GANO of the New York Giants are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 7 (October 21, 24-25).

OFFENSE: RB ALVIN KAMARA, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

  • Kamara totaled 179 scrimmage yards (128 receiving, 51 rushing) and 10 receptions, including a touchdown catch, in New Orleans’ Monday Night Football victory in Seattle. It marked the most receiving yards by a running back in a game this season.
  • This is the second Offensive Player of the Week award for Kamara and first this season:
    • 2020: Week 16
    • 2021: Week 7
  • He joins Dalton Hilliard and Mark Ingram as the only Saints running backs to earn the honor twice.  

DEFENSE: LB DEION JONES, ATLANTA FALCONS

  • Jones registered 15 tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack in Atlanta’s victory in Miami. It marked the most tackles by any NFC player in Week 7.
  • This is the third Defensive Player of the Week award for Jones and first this season:
    • 2017: Week 14
    • 2019: Week 17
    • 2021: Week 7
  • He becomes the third Falcons defensive player to ever earn the honor three times, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders and Chuck Smith.

SPECIAL TEAMS: K GRAHAM GANO, NEW YORK GIANTS

  • Gano converted all three of his field goals – from 44, 49 and 53 yards – and both of his point after attempts for a total of 11 points in the Giants’ Week 7 victory over the Panthers.
  • This is Gano’s fourth Special Teams Player of the Week award and second with the Giants:
    • 2010 (with Washington): Week 16
    • 2018 (with Carolina): Week 5
    • 2020 (with N.Y. Giants): Week 9
    • 2021 (with N.Y. Giants): Week 7
  • He becomes the fourth Giants kicker ever to earn the honor multiple times.  

2021 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense

Defense

Special Teams

Wk 1

QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. Rams

LB Chandler Jones, Arizona

P Bradley Pinion, Tampa Bay

Wk 2

QB Kyler Murray, Arizona

S Mike Edwards, Tampa Bay

P Mitch Wishnowsky, San Francisco

Wk 3

QB Matthew Stafford, L.A. Rams

CB Byron Murphy, Arizona

K Mason Crosby, Green Bay

Wk 4

QB Daniel Jones, N.Y. Giants

CB Trevon Diggs, Dallas

KR DeAndre Carter, Washington

Wk 5

QB Tom Brady, Tampa Bay

CB Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans

LB T.J. Edwards, Philadelphia

Wk 6

QB Dak Prescott, Dallas

S Taylor Rapp, L.A. Rams

K Matt Prater, Arizona

Wk 7

RB Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

LB Deion Jones, Atlanta

K Graham Gano, N.Y. Giants

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Notas de la NFL de la octava semana

LA RESILIENCIA ES COSA COMÚN A LO LARGO DE LA LIGA CUANDO LA NFL LLEGA A LA SEMANA 8

La resiliencia es parte vital de la National Football League.

Un de los ejemplos fundamentales de ello son las posiciones en la liga. Por tercera temporada consecutiva, un equipo de la NFL que el año pasado no clasificó a la postemporada ahora arrancó 7-0. Esta temporada, los ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0) son el único equipo invicto de la liga y está en su mejor arranque desde 1974. Una de las franquicias más antiguas, con una victoria en el clásico de jueves en la noche Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM, hora de New York, FOX/NFLN/Amazon) los Cardinals pueden llegar a su primer arranque de temporada 8-0 de la historia.

La temporada pasada, los PITTSBURGH STEELERS ganaron sus primeros 11 partidos, el mejor inicio en la historia de la franquicia. Y el año anterior, 2019, los SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS ganaron sus primeros ocho duelos en su camino al Super Bowl LIV.

Cuatro equipos que en 2020 no alcanzaron los playoffs están actualmente encabezando sus divisiones: Arizona (7-0), los CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-2), DALLAS COWBOYS (5-1) y LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (5-2). Es más, con 11 semanas por jugarse en el calendario de la NFL, otros cuatro clubes que no llegaron a la postemporada –los DENVER BRONCOS (3-4), INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-4), LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-2) y NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-4)– están a no más de dos partidos del primer puesto en sus respectivas divisiones.

  • Al menos dos equipos ganaron sus divisiones la temporada siguiente a haberse perdido la postemporada en 17 de los últimos 18 años.
  • Desde 1990 –una racha de 31 temporadas consecutivas– al menos cuatro equipos cada temporada han clasificado tras no haberlo logrado el año anterior. 
  • Cincinnati, en su mejor inicio desde haber arrancado 7-0 en 2015, terminó último en la AFC Norte en 2020. En 16 de las últimas 18 temporadas, al menos un equipo terminó en el primer puesto en su división la temporada siguiente a haber finalizado en el último puesto, o empatándolo. De los 49 equipos en la historia de la liga que pasaron de “peor a primero”, 26 de ellos lo han hecho en los últimos 18 años (2003-20).

HABLANDO DE BENGALS. Esta semana los Bengals regresan a la costa Este para vérselas con los NEW YORK JETS (1-5). La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo de Cincinnati JOE BURROW, en la 17ª titularidad de su carrera, lanzó 416 yardas, un pico de carrera, con tres pases anotadores, mientras el receptor novato JA’MARR CHASE registró 201 yardas recibiendo con una anotación en el triunfo de los Bengals en Baltimore.

  • Burrow, que registró 406 yardas aéreas y tres pases anotadores en la séptima semana de la temporada 2020, se convirtió en cel uarto jugador con dos partidos de al menos 400 yardas aéreas y tres pases anotadores dentro de los primeros 20 partidos de su carrera, uniéndose a NICK FOLESPATRICK MAHOMES BILLY VOLEK.
  • Chase, que el domingo tenía 21 años y 237 días de edad, se convirtió en segundo jugador más joven en la historia de la NFL en marcar al menos 200 yardas recibiendo en un solo partido, solamente detrás de MIKE EVANS (21 años, 87 días).
  • Chase, quinta selección global en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, ahora tiene 754 yardas recibiendo esta temporada y superó a HARLON HILL (685 en 1954) para la mayor cantidad de yardas recibiendo por un jugador en los primeros siete partidos de su carrera en la historia. Chase, que también registró 159 yardas recibiendo con una recepción anotadora en la quinta semana, es el quinto novato desde 1970 con múltiples partidos de al menos 150 yardas recibiendo y alguna recepción anotadora, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama RANDY MOSS (tres partidos en 1998), KEN BURROW (dos en 1971), JUSTIN JEFFERSON (dos en 2020) y TORREY SMITH (dos en 2011).  

RACHAS GANADORAS. El arranque de la octava semana tiene a los GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-1) visitando a los ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0) en al clásico de jueves en la noche Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM, hora de New York, FOX/NFLN/Amazon). Los Packers ganaron seis juegos seguidos, mientras que los Cardinals están disfrutando de una racha ganadora de apertura de temporada de siete partidos. Es el primer partido de NFL en el que cada club ingresa con una racha ganadora de seis partidos o más desde el 4 de noviembre de 2018, cuando los Saints derrotaron a los Rams. Los Rams entonces avanzaron al Super Bowl aquella temporada. EL FOCO EN LA NFC SUR, REVANCHA BUCS-SAINTS. Cinco duelos divisionales se destacan en la octava semana, con dos de la NFC Sur, una división que ha representado a la NFC en tres de los últimos seis Super Bowls. El campeón defensor, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-1), están buscando convertirse en el primer equipo desde los Patriots de 2003-04 en ganar títulos consecutivos. Esos 16 años (2005-20) representan el lapso más largo en la historia de la liga sin que se repita campeón del Super Bowl. 

  • Esta semana, Tampa Bay tienen una prueba divisional fuera de casa contra los NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-2) el domingo (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX), el primer viaje de los Buccaneers a Crescent City desde la vuelta Divisional de la temporada 2020. Incluyendo postemporada, Tampa Bay ganó 14 de sus últimos 15 partidos, remontándonos a la semana 14 de la pasada temporada.  
  • New Orleans ganó cinco partidos consecutivos en la serie previo al triunfo de los Buccaneers en los playoffs la temporada pasada. 
  • La semana pasada, el corredor de los Saints ALVIN KAMARA tuvo 179 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (128 recibiendo, 51 acarreando), incluyendo 10 recepciones y una recepción anotadora, en triunfo de New Orleans en el clásico de lunes en la noche Monday Night Football.
  • Kamara (3,065 yardas recibiendo en su carrera) se convirtió en el tercer corredor que alcanza las 3,000 yardas recibiendo en sus primeras cinco temporadas, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama LENNY MOORE (3,509) y a ROGER CRAIG (3,234). 
  • El domingo contra Tampa Bay, Kamara (351 recepciones en su carrera) necesita ocho recepciones para superar Craig (358) para la mayor cantidad en la historia por un corredor en sus primeras cinco temporadas.
  • La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo TOM BRADY lanzó cuatro pases anotadores en la victoria de los Buccaneers. Brady, líder histórico de la liga tanto en yardas aéreas (81,479) como en pases anotadores (602), ahora tiene 37 partidos en su carrera con al menos cuatro pases anotadores y 97 partidos con al menos tres pases anotadores, ambos empatados con DREW BREES para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños en la historia de la NFL.
  • Brady, que tiene 203 pases completos y 21 pases anotadores esta temporada, se convirtió en el tercer jugador con al menos 200 pases completos y 20 pases anotadores en los primeros siete partidos de su equipo de una temporada en la historia de la NFL, uniéndose a ANDREW LUCK (2018) y al miembro del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING (2013).

PITTS EXPLOTA EN ATLANTA. Mientras tanto, en el Mercedes-Benz Stadium, los ATLANTA FALCONS (3-3) reciben a los CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-4) el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX). 

  • La semana pasada, el ala cerrada novato de Atlanta KYLE PITTS, cuarta selección global en el Draft de la NFL 2021, registró siete recepciones para 163 yardas en el triunfo de los Falcons. Las 163 yardas recibiendo de Pitts significaron la cuarta mayor cantidad por un ala cerrada novato en apenas un partido en la historia, solamente detrás de los miembros del Salón de la Fama JACKIE SMITH (212 el 13 de octubre de 1963) y MIKE DITKA (190 el 12 de noviembre de 1961), así como también MARK BAVARO (176 el 13 de octubre de 1985).
  • Pitts, que tuvo 119 yardas recibiendo en la quinta semana previo a la semana de descanso de los Falcons, es el segundo ala cerrada novato en la historia de la NFL con al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en partidos consecutivos, uniéndose a RAYMOND CHESTER (Semanas 5-6, 1970). Además, Pitts tiene 471 yardas recibiendo esta temporada y la semana pasada superó al miembro del Salón de la Fama MIKE DITKA (444) para la mayor cantidad de yardas recibiendo por un ala cerrada en sus primeros seis partidos en su carrera en la historia de la NFL.

COWBOYS Y VIKINGS RENUEVAN SU RIVALIDAD EN HORA TOPE. Dos orgullosas franquicias que se combinaron para 12 apariciones en el Super Bowl y 35 miembros del Salón de la Fama chocan el domingo en el Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM, hora de New York, NBC), cuando los DALLAS COWBOYS (5-1) visiten a los MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-3).

  • Cada equipo está viniendo de su fin de semana de descanso luego de que cada equipo se alzara con triunfos en la prórroga fuera de casa, ambos por una anotación. Es la primera vez que dos equipos se ven las caras tras victorias en la prórroga desde el 2 de noviembre de 2014, cuando Minnesota chocó con Washington en similares circunstancias.
  • Los equipos entrenados por MIKE MCCARTHY están 10-4 (.714) en partidos tras fines de semana de descanso, incluyendo el tiempo del entrenador en jefe al mando de los Packers (2006-18) y los Cowboys (2020-presente).
  • En el último partido de los Cowboys, en la sexta semana en New England, el mariscal de campo de Dallas DAK PRESCOTT tuvo la 75ª titularidad de su carrera y lanzó 445 yardas, con tres anotaciones y una intercepción, para un índice de 108.7. También en ese duelo, el esquinero TREVON DIGGS registró una intercepción de 42 yardas devuelta hasta la anotación.
  • Prescott ahora tiene 39 partidos con índice de pasador de 100 o superior y superó a PHILIP RIVERS (38) para la tercera mayor cantidad de tales desempeños por un jugador en sus primeras 75 titularidades en una carrera en la historia de la NFL. Solamente AARON RODGERS (43) y TONY ROMO (41) tuvieron más.
  • Diggs lidera la liga con siete intercepciones. Se unió al miembro del Salón de la Fama ROD WOODSON (1993) como los únicos jugadores desde 1970 con siete intercepciones en los primeros seis partidos de su equipo de una temporada. 
  • Diggs también es el segundo jugador en la era del Super Bowl en registrar al menos una intercepción en cada uno de los primeros seis partidos su equipo de una temporada, uniéndose a BRIAN RUSSELL (primeros seis juegos en 2003).
  • Con alguna intercepción en Minnesota, Diggs quebrará la marca de liga de racha más larga de partidos de apertura de campaña (por un jugador, no un equipo) con alguna intercepción. Una marca es compartida por el miembro del Salón de la Fama TOM LANDRY (primeros seis partidos, 1951), BARRY WILBURN (Semanas 1-2 y 7-10 durante la temporada de la huelga de 1987) y BRIAN RUSSELL (primeros seis partidos, 2003). La marca de la NFL de partidos consecutivos globales con alguna intercepción por parte de un jugador es ostentada por TOMMY MORROW (ocho juegos seguidos en 1962-63). La marca de la NFL de partidos consecutivos con alguna intercepción en la misma temporada por parte de un jugador es siete, compartido por los miembros del Salón de la Fama PAUL KRAUSE (1964) y LARRY WILSON (1966), así como también BEN DAVIS (1968).
  • El receptor de Dallas AMARI COOPER necesita una recepción anotadora para convertirse en apenas el octavo jugador en la historia de la NFL con cinco en cada una de sus primeras siete temporadas.
  • El mariscal de campo de Minnesota KIRK COUSINS lanzó 373 yardas con tres anotaciones y ninguna intercepción, y un índice de 112.6 en triunfo en la prórroga de los Vikings 34-28 en Carolina.
  • Cousins tiene 20 partidos en su carrera con al menos 300 yardas aéreas, tres pases anotadores e índice de pasador de 110 o superior, superando a AARON RODGERS (19 partidos) para la mayor cantidad de tales desempeños por un mariscal de campo en sus primeras 10 temporadas en la historia de la NFL.
  • Cousins, que en la sexta semana jugó su 115° partido de NFL, ahora tiene 30,141 yardas aéreas y 203 pases anotadores en su carrera. Se unió a los miembros del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING y DAN MARINO como los únicos jugadores que alcanzan las 30,000 yardas aéreas y 200 pases anotadores a lo largo de sus primeros 115 partidos en la historia de la NFL.

McDERMOTT Y ALLEN ENFRENTAN A WADDLE Y LOS DOLPHINS. Los BUFFALO BILLS (4-2) el domingo reciben a los MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-6) en segundo partido de 2021 entre estos equipos (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS). Los Bills llegan al duelo habiendo tenido una ventaja en el medio tiempo en 15 partidos consecutivos, una marca de la NFL.

  • El mariscal de campo de los Bills JOSH ALLEN es el primer jugador en la historia de la NFL que alcanza los 80 pases anotadores y 25 acarreos anotadores en sus primeros 50 partidos. Ingresa a esta semana con 82 pases anotadores y 27 acarreos anotadores en su carrera. 
  • En partidos posteriores a la semana de descanso, el entrenador en jefe de Buffalo SEAN MCDERMOTT (4-0, 1.000) tiene el mejor registro de la liga en su carrera entre los entrenadores activos, con un mínimo de tres partidos como entrenador en jefe. Los entrenadores en jefe activos con los mejores registros en su carrera tras la semana de descanso (mínimo de tres partidos):

ENTRENADOR

G

P

E

%

Sean McDermott

4

0

0

1.000

Frank Reich

3

0

0

1.000

Mike Vrabel

3

0

0

1.000

Andy Reid

19

3

0

.864

John Harbaugh

10

3

0

.769

Sean McVay

3

1

0

.750

Bruce Arians

5

2

0

.714

Mike McCarthy

10

4

0

.714

Mike Tomlin

10

4

0

.714

Bill Belichick

17

10

0

.630

Sean Payton

9

6

0

.600

Pete Carroll

8

7

0

.533

 

  • El receptor novato de Miami JAYLEN WADDLE, sexta selección global en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, tuvo siete recepciones para 83 yardas la semana pasada. Waddle tiene 44 recepciones esta temporada y superó a ANQUAN BOLDIN (42 recepciones en 2003) y MICHAEL THOMAS (42 en 2016) para la segunda mayor cantidad de recepciones por un receptor en los primeros siete partidos de su carrera en la historia de la NFL. Solamente EDDIE ROYAL (46 en 2008) tuvo más.
EL SEGUNDO DUELO TITANS-COLTS ES SIGNIFICATIVO. Dos equipos que vienen de victorias enfrentan en Lucas Oil Stadium, donde los TENNESSEE TITANS (5-2) visitan a los INDIANPOLIS COLTS (3-4) el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS) en un duelo de la AFC Sur. Tennessee registró un triunfo de 25-16 sobre Indianapolis en la tercera semana esta temporada. En cada una de las últimos cuatro temporadas (2017-20), el ganador del segundo encuentro entre los equipos avanzó a la postemporada.

  • Los Colts tienen 16 cortes de balón, empatando con los Bills para la mayor cantidad en la NFL.
  • El corredor de los Colts JONATHAN TAYLOR, que promedió 5.9 yardas por acarreo (18 intentos, 107 yardas) con una anotación en el triunfo de la última semana, tiene 1,748 yardas por tierra en su carrera desde que llegó a la liga como selección de segunda vuelta en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2020. Desde el arranque de 2020, solamente DERRICK HENRY (2,896) y DALVIN COOK (1,923) tienen más. 
  • El mariscal de campo de Indianapolis CARSON WENTZ lanzó penas una intercepción en 219 intentos. Su porcentaje de intercepción, de 0.5, es el más bajo en la liga entre los pasadores calificados. 
  • El corredor de los Titans DERRICK HENRY lidera la NFL con 869 yardas por tierra. Necesita 131 el domingo para alcanzar la 1,000 y convertirse en el 11° en la historia de la liga en lograr tal hito en ocho partidos o menos, pero el primer desde DEMARCO MURRAY en 2014. 

LÍDERES EN CAPTURAS SE MUESTRAN EN CLEVELANDDos de los tres líderes de la liga en capturas estarán en el mismo campo de juego el domingo, cuando los PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-3) hagan el viaje corto para vérselas con los CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-3). El de los Browns MYLES GARRETT lidera la NFL con 9.5 capturas, mientras que el de los Steelers T.J. WATT se ubica tercero, con siete.

  • Garrett tiene 52 capturas a lo largo de sus primeros 58 partidos en la NFL. Desde 1982, cuando la captura individual se convirtió en estadística oficial, solamente los miembros del Salón de la Fama REGGIE WHITE (70) y DERRICK THOMAS (55) tuvieron más a lo largo de sus primeros 58 duelos. 
  • La semana pasada, el corredor de los Browns D’ERNEST JOHNSON acarreó 146 yardas en 22 acarreos, con una anotación, en su primera titularidad en la NFL. Johnson, que fue contratado como agente libre universitario por los Browns en 2019, registró la mayor cantidad de yardas por tierra por un jugador no fichado en su primera titularidad en la NFL desde el de Pittsburgh WILLIE PARKER en la primera semana de 2005. 
  • Watt, en tanto, lidera la NFL con 22 capturas desde el arranque de la pasada temporada. Garrett (21.5) está segundo en ese lapso.

KUPP ESTÁ EN LLAMAS. Los LOS ANGELES RAMS (6-1) ostentan la mejor marca de los NFL para un equipo que no lidera su división. Esta semana viajan a Houston por primera vez en ocho años para chocar con los HOUSTON TEXANS (1-6) el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX). 

  • El receptor de los Rams COOPER KUPP registró 10 recepciones para 156 yardas y dos anotaciones en el triunfo del equipo de la semana pasada. Kupp –que también tuvo dos recepciones anotadoras en las semanas 2, 3 y 6– es el cuarto jugador en la era del Super Bowl con al menos dos recepciones anotadoras en cuatro de los primeros siete partidos de una temporada, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama CALVIN JOHNSON (2011) y RANDY MOSS (2007), así como también a STEVE WATSON (1981).
  • Kupp, que tiene 809 yardas recibiendo y nueve recepciones anotadoras esta temporada, también es el primer jugador en la era del Super Bowl con al menos 800 yardas recibiendo y nueve recepciones anotadoras en los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada.
  • Y luego de que Kupp registrara nueve recepciones para 130 yardas y dos anotaciones en la sexta semana, se convirtió en el quinto receptor en registrar al menos nueve recepciones, 125 yardas recibiendo y dos anotaciones en partidos consecutivos, uniéndose a DREW BENNETT (2004), ANTONIO BROWN (2017), al miembro del Salón de la Fama CRIS CARTER (1995 y 1999) y a ANDRE RISON (1990).

LOS DE MAC. Los NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-4) enfilan hacia el oeste para vérselas con los LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4-2) el domingo (4:05 PM, hora de New York, CBS).

  • La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo novato de los Patriots MAC JONES lanzó 307 yardas, con dos anotaciones, ninguna intercepción y un índice de 111.7 en el triunfo del equipo. Jones ahora tiene 174 pases completos y se unió a JOE BURROW (195 pases completos en 2020) y JUSTIN HERBERT (181 en 2020) como los únicos mariscales de campo novatos con al menos 170 pases completos en sus primeras siete titularidades en la historia de la NFL. 
  • Jones también es el cuarto novato en la historia con al menos 225 yardas aéreas y algún pase de anotación en cinco partidos consecutivos, uniéndose a DAK PRESCOTT (ocho partidos seguidos en 2016), JUSTIN HERBERT (siete en 2020) y DESHAUN WATSON (cinco en 2017).
  • Jones lidera a todos los novatos esta temporada en yardas aéreas (1,779), pases anotadores (nueve) e índice de pasador (92.8).
  • Mientras tanto, el esquinero de los Chargers ASANTE SAMUEL está empatado en el liderazgo de la NFL entre novatos, con dos intercepciones.

Los Patriots enfrentan a los Chargers, que vienen de descansar. A lo largo de las anteriores 10 temporadas (2011-20), ningún equipo de la NFL ha sido mejor en tales situaciones que New England.Las mejores marcas de la NFL contra oponentes que descansaron la semana anterior, 2011-20:

EQUIPO

G

P

E

%

New England Patriots

9

2

0

.818

Atlanta Falcons

6

2

0

.750

Baltimore Ravens

6

2

0

.750

Carolina Panthers

6

2

0

.750

Denver Broncos

8

3

0

.727

Pittsburgh Steelers

7

3

0

.700

Indianapolis Colts

8

4

0

.667

New Orleans Saints

7

4

0

.636

Seattle Seahawks

7

5

0

.583

Kansas City Chiefs

4

3

0

.571

Minnesota Vikings

4

3

0

.571

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First Place Teams Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers Meet on 'Thursday Night Football'

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

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

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

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

The 2021 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, October 28 when quarterback Kyler Murray and the undefeated Arizona Cardinals host quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the first place Green Bay Packers in a showdown of top teams in the NFC at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime Video and Twitch.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Michael Irvin examines how Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will keep the offense on track with some of their stars sidelined 
  • Steve Smith Sr. discusses whether or not a Super Bowl run will keep Aaron Rodgers happy in Green Bay 
  • Joe Thomas explains why the Arizona Cardinals are the best team – with the best quarterback – in the NFC 

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

At 7:30 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video, the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show airs with host Curt Menefee, analysts Michael StrahanGreg Olsen and Mark Sanchez, and FOX NFL Insider Jay Glazer providing the final say leading up to Packers-Cardinals.

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

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What To Look For - Week 8

TOP TEAMS ON TNFThe GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-1) visit the ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0) as the two hottest teams in the league meet on Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/Amazon). Green Bay enters the contest having won six consecutive games, while Arizona is 7-0 for the first time since 1974.

The two clubs enter the game with a combined .929 winning percentage, tied for the third-highest combined winning percentage by teams entering a regular-season primetime game in Week 8 or later since 1970. The winner of each of the previous matchups with a combined .929-or-better winning percentage advanced to the Super Bowl that season.

The teams with the highest combined winning percentage entering a primetime game in Week 8 or later since 1970:

WEEK, SEASON

VISITING TEAM

  HOME TEAM

WIN PCT.

FINAL SCORE

Week 8, 2015

Green Bay (6-0)

  Denver (6-0)

1.000

DEN 29, GB 10

Week 11, 2013

Kansas City (9-0)

  Denver (8-1)

.944

DEN 27, KC 17

Week 8, 2021

Green Bay (6-1)

  Arizona (7-0)

.929

???

Week 9, 2006

Indianapolis (7-0)

  New England (6-1)

.929

IND 27, NE 20

If the Cardinals wins on Thursday night, it will mark the first 8-0 start in franchise history. Quarterback KYLER MURRAY, at 24 years and 82 days old on Thursday, would become the third-youngest quarterback ever to start and win each of his team’s first eight games of a season. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (1984) and JARED GOFF (2018) were younger. Both Marino and Goff took their teams to the Super Bowl that season.

The youngest quarterbacks to start and win each of their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

AGE

SEASON RESULT

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

1984

23 years, 36 days

Advanced to Super Bowl

Jared Goff

L.A. Rams

2018

24 years, 14 days

Advanced to Super Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

Kyler Murray

Arizona

2021

24 years, 82 days*

???

*7-0 entering Thursday

 

 

 

 

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25 TDs IN YEAR 22: Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY leads the league with 2,275 passing yards and 21 touchdown passes this season, and he is also the only player in the NFL with at least four touchdown passes in four games. No other player has done so in more than two games.

If Brady throws four touchdown passes on Sunday at New Orleans (4:25 PM ET, FOX), it will mark the sixth time in league history that a player has passed for at least 25 touchdowns in his team’s first eight games of a season. In four of the previous five occurrences, the player has gone on to win the Associated Press Most Valuable Player award that season, including Brady in 2007. 

The players with at least 25 touchdown passes in their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

TOUCHDOWN PASSES

Tom Brady#

New England

2007

30

Peyton Manning#HOF

Denver

2013

29

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2020

28

Patrick Mahomes#

Kansas City

2018

26

Peyton Manning#HOF

Indianapolis

2004

26

 

 

 

 

Tom Brady

Tampa Bay

2021

21*

*In first seven games

 

 

 

#Named Associated Press Most Valuable Player

 

 

Brady can also join PATRICK MAHOMES (2018), Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (2013) and RUSSELL WILSON (2020) as the only players with at least 25 touchdown passes and 2,500 passing yards through his team’s first eight games of a season.

This would mark Brady’s 16th season with at least 25 touchdown passes, tying Manning for the most such seasons in NFL history.

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FABULOUS FIRST 50: Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN has 17 touchdowns (15 passing, two rushing) against only three interceptions through his first six games of the season. He had at least four total touchdowns in two of those games.

With four total touchdowns against Miami on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Allen, who is expected to make his 50th career start, would have the third-most total touchdowns (passing and rushing combined) by a quarterback in his first 50 career starts in NFL history.   

The quarterbacks with the most total touchdowns (passing and rushing combined) in their first 50 career starts in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

TOUCHDOWNS

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

135

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

118

Johnny UnitasHOF

Baltimore Colts

112

Deshaun Watson

Houston

112

Daryle Lamonica

Buffalo, Oakland Raiders

111

 

 

 

Josh Allen

Buffalo

109*

*In 49 career starts

 

Allen enters Sunday with 27 career rushing touchdowns and can tie CAM NEWTON (28) for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in his first 50 career starts in NFL history.

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RUNNING THROUGH THE SOUTH: The league’s top-two rushers – Tennessee’s DERRICK HENRY (869 rushing yards) and Indianapolis’ JONATHAN TAYLOR (579) – will be on the same field on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, CBS) when the Colts (3-4) host the Titans (5-2) in an AFC South divisional matchup.

It will mark the seventh game in Week 8 or later since 2000 featuring the league’s top-two rushers and first since 2012 (Minnesota’s ADRIAN PETERSON and Seattle’s MARSHAWN LYNCH).

In addition to leading the league in rushing yards, Henry also has a league-high 10 rushing touchdowns. With 131 rushing yards on Sunday, a mark he has already hit in three games this season, Henry will become the third player ever with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in his team’s first eight games of a season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (1958) and TERRELL DAVIS (1998).

The players with at least 1,000 rushing yards and 10 rushing touchdowns in their team’s first eight games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RUSHING YARDS

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

Jim BrownHOF

Cleveland

1958

1,163

16

Terrell DavisHOF

Denver

1998

1,150

14

 

 

 

 

Derrick Henry

Tennessee

2021

869*

10*

*Through first seven games

 

 

 

 

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SUPER COOPER: Los Angeles Rams wide receiver COOPER KUPP leads the league with 809 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions this season. He is the first player in the Super Bowl era with at least 800 receiving yards and nine touchdown receptions in his team's first seven games of a season.

In Week 6, Kupp recorded nine receptions for 130 yards and two touchdowns and in Week 7, registered 10 receptions for 156 yards and two touchdowns, becoming the fifth wide receiver ever to record at least nine catches, 125 receiving yards and two touchdowns in consecutive games.

With 125 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions at Houston on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), he will become the fourth player ever to accomplish the feat in three consecutive games, joining ANDRE RISON (1990), Pro Football Hall of Famer DON MAYNARD (1967-68) and CLOYCE BOX (1952).

The players with at least 125 receiving yards and two touchdown receptions in the most consecutive games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON(S)

GAMES

Andre Rison

Atlanta

1990

3

Don MaynardHOF

N.Y. Jets

1967-68

3

Cloyce Box

Detroit

1952

3

 

 

 

 

Cooper Kupp

L.A. Rams

2021

2*

*Active streak

 

 

 

Kupp is the fourth player in the Super Bowl era with at least two touchdown receptions in four of his team's first seven games of a season and can join Pro Football Hall of Famer DON HUTSON (1942) as the only players ever with at least two touchdown receptions in five of their team’s first eight games of a season.

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ROOKIE TAKEOVER: Cincinnati wide receiver JA’MARR CHASE, the No. 5 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, ranks second in the league with 754 receiving yards, the most-ever by a player in his first seven career games.

If Chase, who has totaled over 95 receiving yards in each of his past three games, leads the league in receiving after this week, he will become the first rookie to lead the NFL in receiving yards through eight weeks in NFL history.

Miami wide receiver JAYLEN WADDLE, the No. 6 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, leads all rookies with 44 receptions this season. With six catches – a mark he has eclipsed in each of the past two weeks – on Sunday at Buffalo (1:00 PM ET, CBS),  Waddle will become the third player ever with at least 50 receptions through his first eight career games, joining SAQUON BARKLEY (58 receptions) and EDDIE ROYAL (52).

The players with at least 50 receptions through their first eight career games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RECEPTIONS

Saquon Barkley

N.Y. Giants

2018

58

Eddie Royal

Denver

2008

52

 

 

 

 

Jaylen Waddle

Miami

2021

44*

*In first seven games

 

 

 

Atlanta tight end KYLE PITTS, the No. 4 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, ranks third among all tight ends with 471 receiving yards this season. He recorded 119 receiving yards in Week 5 and 163 receiving yards in Week 7 (after Atlanta’s Week 6 Bye), the fourth-most by a rookie tight end in a single game all-time. He also became the second rookie tight end in NFL history with at least 100 receiving yards in consecutive games.

Pitts can become the third rookie tight end in league history with 100 receiving yards in at least three games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer MIKE DITKA (five games in 1961) and CHARLE YOUNG (four games in 1973).

The rookie tight ends with the most games with at least 100 receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

GAMES

Mike DitkaHOF

Chicago

1961

5

Charle Young

Philadelphia

1973

4

 

 

 

 

Kyle Pitts

Atlanta

2021

2

No rookie tight end has ever had at least 100 receiving yards in three consecutive games. 

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De interés – Octava semana

EQUIPOS TOPE EN JUEVES EN LA NOCHELos GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-1) visitan a los ARIZONA CARDINALS (7-0), dos de los equipos más en llamas de la liga que se encuentran en el clásico de jueves en la noche Thursday Night Football (8:20 PM, hora de New York, FOX/NFLN/Amazon). Green Bay ingresa en el duelo habiendo ganado seis partidos consecutivos, mientras que Arizona está 7-0 por primera ocasión desde 1974.

Los dos clubes llegan al partido con un porcentaje de triunfos combinado de .929, empatando el tercer porcentaje de triunfos combinado más alto por equipos que arriban a un juego de hora tope de temporada regular a la altura de la octava semana o más tarde desde 1970. El ganador de cada uno de los enfrentamientos previos con porcentaje de triunfos combinado de .929 o mejor llegó hasta el Super Bowl esa temporada. 

Los equipos con los porcentajes de triunfos combinados más altos al llegar a un partido en horario central a la altura de la octava semana o más tarde de 1970:

SEMANA, TEMPORADA

EQUIPO VISITANTE

  EQUIPO LOCAL

% DE TRIUNFOS

RESULTADO FINAL

Semana 8, 2015

GB (6-0)

  DEN (6-0)

1.000

DEN 29, GB10

Semana 11, 2013

KC (9-0)

 DEN (8-1)

.944

DEN 27, KC 17

Semana 8, 2021

GB (6-1)

  ARI (7-0)

.929

???

Semana 9, 2006

IND (7-0)

  NE (6-1)

.929

IND 27, NE 20

 

Si los Cardinals ganan este jueves en la noche, marcará el primer arranque 8-0 en la historia de la franquicia. El mariscal de campo KYLER MURRAY, con 24 años y 82 días de edad el jueves, se convertiría en el tercer mariscal de campo más joven en la historia que titulariza y gana cada uno de los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo de una temporada. Solamente el miembro del Salón de la Fama DAN MARINO (1984) y JARED GOFF (2018) eran más jóvenes. Tanto Marino como Goff llevaron a sus equipos hasta el Super Bowl esa temporada. 

Los mariscales de campo más jóvenes que titulariza y gana cada uno de los primeros ocho partidos de sus equipos en una temporada en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

EDAD

RESULTADO DE LA TEMPORADA

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

1984

23 años, 36 días

Avanzó hasta el Super Bowl

Jared Goff

L.A. Rams

2018

24 años, 14 días

Avanzó hasta el Super Bowl

 

 

 

 

 

Kyler Murray

Arizona

2021

24 años, 82 días*

???

*7-0 llegando al jueves

 

 

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MÁQUINA DE ANOTAR: El mariscal de campo de Tampa Bay TOM BRADY lidera la liga con 2,275 yardas aéreas y 21 pases anotadores esta temporada, y es también el único jugador en la NFL con al menos cuatro pases anotadores en cuatro partidos. Ningún otro jugador lo ha hecho en más de dos partidos. 

Si Brady lanza cuatro pases anotadores el domingo en New Orleans (4:25 PM, hora de New York, FOX), marcará la sexta vez en la historia de la liga que un jugador lanzó al menos 25 anotaciones en los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada. En cuatro de las anteriores cinco veces, el jugador terminó ganando el premio de Jugador más valioso de Associated Press Most Valuable Player aquella temporada, incluyendo a Brady en 2007.  

Los jugadores con al menos 25 pases anotadores en los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

PASES ANOTADORES

Tom Brady#

New England

2007

30

Peyton Manning#HOF

Denver

2013

29

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2020

28

Patrick Mahomes#

Kansas City

2018

26

Peyton Manning#HOF

Indianapolis

2004

26

 

 

 

 

Tom Brady

Tampa Bay

2021

21*

*En los primeros siete partidos

 

 

 

#Nombrado Jugador más valioso por Associated Press 

 

 

 

Brady puede también unirse a PATRICK MAHOMES (2018), al miembro del Salón de la Fama PEYTON MANNING (2013) y a RUSSELL WILSON (2020) como los únicos jugadores con al menos 25 pases anotadores y 2,500 yardas aéreas a lo largo de los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada.

Esto marcaría la 16ª temporada de Brady con al menos 25 pases anotadores, igualando a Manning para la mayor cantidad de tales temporadas en la historia de la NFL

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FABULOSOS PRIMEROS 50. El mariscal de campo de Buffalo JOSH ALLEN tiene 17 anotaciones (15 pasando, dos acarreando) contra apenas tres intercepciones a lo largo de sus primeros seis partidos de la temporada. Tuvo al menos cuatro anotaciones totales en dos de esos partidos. 

Con cuatro anotaciones totales contra Miami el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Allen, de quien se espera realice la 50ª titularidad de su carrera, sería la tercera mayor cantidad de anotaciones totales (pasando y acarreando combinadas) por un mariscal de campo en sus primeras 50 titularidades en una carrera en la historia de la NFL.   

Los mariscales de campo con las mayores cantidades de anotaciones totales (pasando y acarreando combinadas) en sus primeros 50 titularidades en una carrera en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO(S)

ANOTACIONES

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

135

Dan MarinoHOF

Miami

118

Johnny UnitasHOF

Baltimore Colts

112

Deshaun Watson

Houston

112

Daryle Lamonica

Buffalo, Oakland Raiders

111

 

 

 

Josh Allen

Buffalo

109*

*En 49 titularidades de una carrera 

 

 

 

Allen llega al domingo con 27 acarreos anotadores en su carrera y puede igualar a CAM NEWTON (28) para la mayor cantidad de acarreos anotadores por un mariscal de campo en sus primeras 50 titularidades en una carrera en la historia de la NFL.

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CORRIENDO POR EL SUR. Los dos mejores acarreadores de la liga –el de Tennessee DERRICK HENRY (869 yardas por tierra) y el de Indianapolis JONATHAN TAYLOR (579)– estarán en el mismo campo de juego el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS) cuando los Colts (3-4) reciban a los Titans (5-2) en un duelo divisional de la AFC Sur.

Marcará el séptimo partido en la octava semana o más tarde desde 2000 con los deos mejores acarreadores de la liga y el primero desde 2012 (el de Minnesota ADRIAN PETERSON y el de Seattle MARSHAWN LYNCH).

Además de encabezar la liga en yardas por tierra, Henry también tiene 10 acarreos anotadores, un pico de liga. Con 131 yardas por tierra el domingo, una marca que alcanzó ya tres veces esta temporada, Henry se convertirá en el tercer jugador en la historia con al menos 1,000 yardas por tierra y 10 acarreos anotadores en los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada, uniéndose a los miembros del Salón de la Fama JIM BROWN (1958) y TERRELL DAVIS (1998).

Los jugadores con al menos 1,000 yardas por tierra y 10 acarreos anotadores en los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

YARDAS TERRESTRES

ANOTACIONES TERRESTRES

Jim BrownHOF

Cleveland

1958

1,163

16

Terrell DavisHOF

Denver

1998

1,150

14

 

 

 

 

 

Derrick Henry

Tennessee

2021

869*

10*

*A lo largo de los primeros siete partidos

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SÚPER COOPER. El receptor de Los Angeles Rams COOPER KUPP lidera la liga con 809 yardas recibiendo y nueve recepciones anotadoras esta temporada. Es el primer jugador en la era del Super Bowl con al menos 800 yardas recibiendo y nueve recepciones anotadoras en los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada.

En la sexta semana, Kupp registró nueve recepciones para 130 yardas y dos anotaciones, y en la séptima marcó 10 recepciones para 156 yardas y dos anotaciones, convirtiéndose en el quinto receptor en la historia que tiene al menos nueve recepciones, 125 yardas recibiendo y dos anotaciones en partidos consecutivos.

Con 125 yardas recibiendo y dos recepciones anotadoras en Houston el domingo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, FOX), se convertirá en el cuarto jugador en la historia en lograr tal hazaña en tres partidos consecutivos, uniéndose a ANDRE RISON (1990), al miembro del Salón de la Fama DON MAYNARD (1967-68) y CLOYCE BOX (1952).

Los jugadores con al menos 125 yardas recibiendo y dos recepciones anotadoras en la mayor cantidad partidos consecutivos en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA(S)

PARTIDOS

Andre Rison

Atlanta

1990

3

Don MaynardHOF

N.Y. Jets

1967-68

3

Cloyce Box

Detroit

1952

3

 

 

 

 

Cooper Kupp

L.A. Rams

2021

2*

*Racha activa

 

 

 

Kupp es el cuarto jugador en la era del Super Bowl con al menos dos recepciones anotadoras en cuatro de los primeros siete partidos de su equipo en una temporada y puede sumarse al miembro del Salón de la Fama DON HUTSON (1942) como los únicos jugadores en la historia con al menos dos recepciones anotadoras en cinco de los primeros ocho partidos de su equipo en una temporada.

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UN NOVATO A CARGO. El receptor de Cincinnati JA’MARR CHASE, quinta selección total en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, se ubica segundo en la liga con 754 yardas recibiendo, la mayor cantidad en la historia por un jugador en los primeros siete partidos de su carrera. 

Si Chase, que totalizó más de 95 yardas recibiendo en cada uno de sus últimos tres partidos, lidera la liga en yardas recibiendo tras esta semana, se convertirá en el primer novato en liderar la NFL en yardas recibiendo a lo largo de ocho semanas en la historia de la NFL

El receptor de Miami JAYLEN WADDLE, sexta selección global en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, lidera a todos los novatos con 44 recepciones esta temporada. Con seis recepciones –una marca que eclipsó en cada una de las últimas dos semanas– el domingo en Buffalo (1:00 PM, hora de New York, CBS), Waddle se convertirá en el tercer jugador en la historia con al menos 50 recepciones a lo largo de los primeros ocho partidos de su carrera, uniéndose a SAQUON BARKLEY (58 recepciones) y EDDIE ROYAL (52).

Los jugadores con al menos 50 recepciones a lo largo de los primeros ocho partidos de su carrera en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

RECEPCIONES

Saquon Barkley

N.Y. Giants

2018

58

Eddie Royal

Denver

2008

52

 

 

 

 

Jaylen Waddle

Miami

2021

44*

*En los primeros siete partidos

 

 

 

El ala cerrada de Atlanta KYLE PITTS, cuarta selección global en el Sorteo Universitario de la NFL 2021, se ubica tercero entre todos los alas cerradas con 471 yardas recibiendo esta temporada. Registró 119 yardas recibiendo en la quinta semana y 163 yardas recibiendo en la séptima (tras la semana de descanso de Atlanta en la sexta), cuarta mayor cantidad por un ala cerrada novato en un solo partido en la historia. También se convirtió en el segundo ala cerrada novato en la historia de la NFL con al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en partidos consecutivos.

Pitts puede convertirse en el tercer ala cerrada novato en la historia de la liga con 100 yardas recibiendo en al menos tres partidos, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama MIKE DITKA (cinco partidos en 1961) y CHARLE YOUNG (cuatro partidos en 1973). 

Los alas cerradas novatos con las mayores cantidades de partidos con al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en la historia de la NFL:

JUGADOR

EQUIPO

TEMPORADA

PARTIDOS

Mike DitkaHOF

Chicago

1961

5

Charle Young

Philadelphia

1973

4

 

 

 

 

Kyle Pitts

Atlanta

2021

2

Ningún ala cerrada novato en la historia tuvo al menos 100 yardas recibiendo en tres partidos consecutivos.  

Nota: HOF es miembro del Salón de la fama.

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Seven From Sunday - Week 8

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, October 31, the eighth week of the 2021 season.

  • With two games remaining in Week 8, there have been 25 games with a game-winning score in the final minute of regulation or in overtime this season, tied with 2002 and 2012 for the second-most such games through the first eight weeks all-time. Only 2015 (26) had more.With two games left in Week 8, 10 of 13 games (76.9 percent) have been within one score in the fourth quarter while four games have been decided by three-or-fewer points.Two teams overcame deficits of at least 10 points to win: Tennessee overcame a 14-point deficit to defeat Indianapolis, 34-31, in overtime, while the New York Jets overcame an 11-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Cincinnati, 34-31.There have been 12 overtime games this season, tied with the 2002 and 2003 seasons for the third-most overtime games at this point of a season all-time. Only 1995 (14 overtime games) and 1983 (13) had more.
  • Los Angeles Rams quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 305 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 127.7 rating while wide receiver COOPER KUPP recorded seven receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in the Rams' 38-22 win at Houston.Stafford has 28 career games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (27 games) for the fifth-most such games by a quarterback in his first 13 seasons in NFL history.Kupp, who has 63 receptions for 924 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, is the first player in the Super Bowl era with at least 900 receiving yards and 10 touchdown receptions in his team's first eight games of a season.Kupp is the third player all-time with at least seven receptions in seven of his team's first eight games of a season, joining ADAM THIELEN (2018) and MICHAEL THOMAS (2019).
  • Making his 50th career start, Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN passed for 249 yards and two touchdowns and added 55 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown in the Bills' 26-11 win over Miami.Allen has 112 combined passing and rushing touchdowns, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHNNY UNITAS (112) and DESHAUN WATSON (112) for the third-most by a quarterback in his first 50 career starts in NFL history. Only PATRICK MAHOMES (135) and Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (118) had more combined passing and rushing touchdowns in their first 50 career starts.Allen has 28 career rushing touchdowns, tied with CAM NEWTON (28) for the most rushing touchdowns by a quarterback in his first 50 career starts all-time.
  • Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 375 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions for a 112.0 rating on Sunday against New Orleans.Brady has 38 career games with at least four touchdown passes and 98 games with at least three touchdown passes, both surpassing DREW BREES for the most such games in NFL history.Brady, who has 2,650 passing yards and 25 touchdown passes this season, joins PATRICK MAHOMES (2018), Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (2013) and RUSSELL WILSON (2020) as the only players with at least 25 touchdown passes and 2,500 passing yards through their team's first eight games of a season.Brady has at least 25 touchdown passes in 16 career seasons, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer PEYTON MANNING (16) for the most such seasons in NFL history. 
  • Making his first career start, New York Jets quarterback MIKE WHITE completed 37 of 45 pass attempts (82.2 percent) for 405 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions for a 107.9 rating in the Jets' 34-31 win over Cincinnati. His 37 completions are the most completions by a quarterback all-time in his first career start.White joined CAM NEWTON (422 yards on September 11, 2011) as the only quarterbacks since 1950 to pass for at least 400 yards in their first career start.Cincinnati rookie wide receiver JA'MARR CHASE recorded his seventh touchdown reception of the season on Sunday.Chase is the fifth player in the Super Bowl era to record a touchdown catch in six of his first eight career games, joining CHARLIE BROWN (1982), MARQUES COLSTON (2006), WILLIE GREEN (1991) and DONTE' STALLWORTH (2002).Chase has 786 receiving yards this season, the second-most receiving yards by a player in his first eight career games all-time, trailing HARLON HILL (802).
  • San Francisco rookie running back ELIJAH MITCHELL rushed for 137 yards and one touchdown in the 49ers' 33-22 win at Chicago. Rookie quarterback JUSTIN FIELDS rushed for a career-high 103 yards and had two touchdowns (one passing, one rushing) while rookie running back KHALIL HERBERT had 72 rushing yards for the Bears.With San Francisco and Chicago combining for 312 rushing yards from rookies on Sunday, it marked the second game since 1970 in which rookies from both teams combined for at least 300 rushing yards, joining Kansas City at the San Diego Chargers on October 27, 1974 (318 combined rushing yards from rookies).Fields became the third rookie quarterback in NFL history to record a passing touchdown, rushing touchdown and at least 100 rushing yards in a single game, joining ROBERT GRIFFIN III (October 14, 2012) and MARCUS MARIOTA (December 6, 2015).
  • Appearing in his 40th career game, Seattle wide receiver DK METCALF recorded six receptions for 43 yards and two touchdowns in the Seahawks' 31-7 win over Jacksonville.Metcalf has 25 career touchdown receptions and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer RANDY MOSS (36 touchdown receptions) and ODELL BECKHAM JR. (34) as the only wide receivers since 1990 with at least 25 touchdown receptions in their first 40 career games.
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Packers-Cardinals Draws Viewership of 20.4 Million Across All Platforms

Viewership of 20.4 Million Across TV and Digital –

Third Highest 'Thursday Night Football' Viewership in History of the FOX Package

 

Average Minute Audience on All Digital Platforms, Including Amazon Prime Video, Hits 1.8 Million –

Highest for an NFL Game on Record Excluding Super Bowls & OTT Exclusive Games

 

Last week's Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum game featuring the Green Bay Packers' 24-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals was seen by an average audience of 20.4 million across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon Prime Video, Twitch and Yahoo Sports mobile properties – making it the third highest Thursday Night Football viewership in the history of the FOX package behind New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys in 2018 (22.2 million) and Minnesota Vikings vs. New Orleans Saints on Christmas Day in 2020 (20.5 million).

The 20.4 million viewers for Packers-Cardinals across all platforms is up +67% versus last year's Week 8 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Atlanta Falcons and Carolina Panthers (12.2 million), and +44% versus the 2020 Thursday Night Football 11-game average (14.1 million).

Season-to-date, Thursday Night Football tri-cast games on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video are averaging 15.8 million viewers across all platforms – up +24% vs. the comparable point last season (12.7 million).

Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, FOX Sports digital, NFL digital, Packers and Cardinals mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports mobile properties produced an average minute audience of 1.8 million – the highest digital AMA for an NFL game on record excluding Super Bowls and OTT exclusive games. Additionally, the average minute audience of 1.8 million for Packers-Cardinals is up +77% versus last year's Week 8 Thursday Night Football matchup (1.0 million) and up +71% versus the 2020 11-game average (1.1 million).

Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 2.9 million combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and Packers-Cardinals game. For the Packers-Cardinals game alone, 2.4 million worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching the Thursday Night Football game for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 1.0 million.

The 2021 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light Platinum season continues Thursday, November 4 when the Indianapolis Colts host the New York Jets at 8:20 PM ET on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video. Pregame coverage on NFL Network begins with TNF First Look at 3:00 PM ET, followed by NFL GameDay Kickoff at 6:00 PM ET. At 7:30 PM ETFOX NFL Thursday airs on FOX, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video.

NFL Media to Debut Docuseries with New Orleans Saints' All-Pro Cam Jordan Around Efforts to Inspire Change in Community

The series follows 16 New Orleans PD fellows as they embark on an intensive Anti-Racism and Community Engagement Training Program with Crescent City Corps, funded by Jordan

 

Episode one will debut on Thursday, Nov. 11 with new episodes each Thursday

and extended versions dropping each Friday

 

NEW YORK (November 2, 2021) – NFL Media will debut a four-part docuseries featuring New Orleans Saints All-Pro and team captain CAM JORDAN and his community partnership with Crescent City Corps, a New Orleans-based nonprofit that equips police officers with leadership development, racial equity and community engagement training so they can work alongside citizens to build a more just, safe, and inclusive city. Police-community relations are a core pillar of Inspire Change, the NFL's social justice initiative, which showcases the collaborative efforts of players, owners, and the League to create positive change in communities across the country and ensure that equal opportunity becomes a reality for all.

The series will air exclusively on NFL Network and NFL.com, beginning on Thursday, Nov. 11 and run for four weeks. New episodes will debut during NFL Network's TNF First Look hosted by Andrew Siciliano which airs from 3-5 p.m. ET live from the site of Thursday Night Football games. Extended episodes will follow each Friday on NFL.com. The series preview is available here.

"Last summer I reached out to the Mayor's office asking how I can get involved in a real, meaningful way," said Saints star Cam Jordan. "Over the last six months the officers of Crescent City Corps have been training diligently, and I am excited to have NFL Media help us in sharing this innovative program with fans. I have always believed in developing initiatives to create a positive change. I strongly believe that if we can help the officers in this program understand and engage with our city, my city's, most challenging issues better, while also working toward a more just and safe New Orleans – then I am all in." 

Crescent City Corps began its Anti-Racism and Community Engagement Training Program for New Orleans police officers in 2019. While the program was put on hold due to COVID-19, Jordan announced his partnership with the organization in December 2020, with his God Iz Love Foundation donating $120,000 to fund the expansion of the program into its current second class and committed to educating 80 New Orleans Police Department officers to bridge the gap between the community and the police.

"Coming off of the events of last year, where so many from across all walks of life, of all ages, of all races spoke out against social injustice and racial inequality, a recurring question that arose as the summer turned to the fall was 'What happens next?'," said Anthony Smith, Original Content Lead, Entertainment & Initiatives at NFL Media. "The work that Cam Jordan, Crescent City Corps, and others like them are doing is what happens next. When we at NFL Media were presented with the opportunity to share Cam and CCC's story with our audience, we immediately said 'yes.'"

The four-part docuseries will chronicle Jordan's experience working with Crescent City Corps and captures his introduction to and the progression of his connection with the fellows as they go through the program which includes 80 hours of intensive training and dialogue on topics spanning leadership, racial equality, and trauma-informed policing. Local community organizations also engage the officers in critical conversations to help the NOPD understand what citizens want from law enforcement and to create a productive dialogue to reimagine what public safety could look like in New Orleans.

"Cam Jordan has been a pillar in the New Orleans community during his entire career with the Saints, and we are thrilled about his commitment to making change in police-community relations," said Anna Isaacson, NFL Senior Vice President of Social Responsibility. 

Over the last three years, more than $160 million in grants have been awarded to social justice nonprofit organizations as part of Inspire Change, including over 1,500 grants awarded to current and former NFL players who are doing philanthropic work to ensure that access to opportunity is a reality for all and to create progress across four key areas: education, economic advancement, police and community relations, and criminal justice reform.

The series is executive produced by Cam Jordan, Anthony Smith and Angela Ellis with Chelsea Stark-Jones, Matt Bourgeois, Rebecca Otto (Wasserman), and Brent Godfrey (Crescent City Corps) acting as producers.

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