SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 11
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 20, the 11th week of the 2016 season.
- The DALLAS COWBOYS gained 417 total net yards in the team’s 27-17 win over Baltimore. That marked the team’s eighth consecutive game with at least 400 yards, tied for the longest single-season streak in NFL history (2007 New England and 2013 Denver). The Cowboys have won nine consecutive games, the longest single-season winning streak in franchise history.
Dallas rookie quarterback DAK PRESCOTT passed for 301 yards and three touchdowns in the win over the Ravens. Prescott is the first rookie quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards and multiple touchdowns with no interceptions in consecutive games. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (1983) and RUSSELL WILSON (2012) as the only rookie quarterbacks since 1970 to have multiple touchdown passes in five consecutive games.
Cowboys rookie running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 97 yards and leads the NFL with 1,102 rushing yards. Elliott’s 1,102 rushing yards are the third-most in NFL history in a player’s first 10 games, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer ERIC DICKERSON (1,223) and ADRIAN PETERSON (1,197).
- The DETROIT LIONS scored 10 unanswered points in the fourth quarter of the team’s 26-19 come-from-behind victory over Jacksonville. The Lions, who are the first team in NFL history to have each of its first 10 games decided by seven points or fewer, have trailed in the fourth quarter in all 10 games. Detroit is the first team in NFL history to have six wins when trailing in the fourth quarter in the team’s first 10 games of a season.
- The NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS defeated San Francisco 30-17 to improve to 8-2 this season. With their eighth win, the Patriots are guaranteed at least a .500 record this season. New England is the fifth team in NFL history – and the first since the 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers – to have at least 16 consecutive seasons with a .500 or better record.
Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY threw four touchdown passes and no interceptions against the 49ers. Brady has 21 career games with at least four touchdown passes and no interceptions, the most in NFL history. Including the postseason, Brady now has 199 career victories, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE for the second-most in NFL history. Brady needs one win to tie PEYTON MANNING(200) for the most all-time.
- Minnesota’s XAVIER RHODES had a 100-yard interception-return touchdown and CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had a 104-yard kickoff-return touchdown in the Vikings’ 30-24 win over Arizona. The Vikings are the first team since the 1962 Dallas Cowboys to have a 100+ yard interception-return touchdown and a 100+ yard kickoff-return touchdown in the same game. On October 14, 1962, the Cowboys’ AMOS MARSH had a 101-yard kickoff-return touchdown and MIKE GAECHTER had a 100-yard interception-return touchdown in Dallas’ 41-19 win over Philadelphia.
- Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had eight catches for 76 yards in the Steelers’ 24-9 win at Cleveland. Brown, who has 603 career receptions, reached 600 catches in his 96th career game, the fewest games to reach the milestone in NFL history. Brown surpassed the previous mark held by ANQUAN BOLDIN, who reached 600 receptions in 98 career games.
- Baltimore wide receiver STEVE SMITH, SR. had eight catches for 99 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens’ loss at Dallas. Smith has 1,005 career receptions and became the 14th player in NFL history to reach 1,000 career catches. Smith is the only player in league history with at least 1,000 catches (1,005), 1,000 punt-return yards (1,684) and 2,000 kickoff-return yards (2,371).
- Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL adopted a rule change moving the line of scrimmage on an extra-point kick attempt to the 15-yard line in order to make it a more competitive play. In today’s games, there have been 11 missed extra-point kick attempts, the most in a single week since the merger.
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Premieres Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 PM ET on NFL Network
“What I learned in those two years is that you have to stay to the plan.” – Rich McKay
The second season of NFL Network’s Emmy-nominated documentary series The Timeline from NFL Films continues Wednesday, November 23 at 8:00 PM ET with 0-26 Bucs, telling the story of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 0-and-26 start as an NFL franchise. This one-hour show represents the midseason return of The Timeline – NFL Network’s series which examines seminal moments etched onto the NFL’s historical timeline – kicking off five new episodes airing throughout the months of November and December.
In 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers became an NFL franchise. With a first-time owner in Hugh Culverhouse, a first-time Vice President of Operations in Ron Wolf, and a first-time NFL head coach in John McKay, the Buccaneers embarked on what would become the longest losing streak in NFL history. After a winless inaugural season and 12 straight losses in their second season, the Buccaneers finally broke through with a win over the New Orleans Saints.
0-26 Bucs tells the story of the hapless Buccaneers and their attempts to build an NFL franchise from the ground up 40 years ago, chronicling the moment an NFL team set the mark for futility, losing a record 26 consecutive games. 0-26 Bucs features interviews with former Buccaneers players such as Steve Spurrier, J.K. McKay, Dewey Selmon and Pat Toomay, former Buccaneers executives Ron Wolf and Rich McKay, and others.
To view a trailer for 0-26 Bucs, visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mO87IyCJFvA&feature=youtu.be.
Among the topics discussed in 0-26 Bucs are:
- The Buccaneers’ hiring of John McKay from USC where he won four national titles and paying him the most money a coach had ever been paid
- How Steve Spurrier’s release from the Buccaneers in 1977 led him to become a football coach
- The loss to the Denver Broncos in 1976 and leaving owner Hugh Culverhouse at the stadium
- Becoming the subject of jokes by Johnny Carson
- Defeating the New Orleans Saints for their first win in franchise history
0-26 Bucs includes interviews with the following people and more:
Ron Wolf – Buccaneers Vice President of Operations
Steve Spurrier – Buccaneers quarterback
J.K. McKay – Buccaneers wide receiver & John McKay’s son
Rich McKay – John McKay’s son
Pat Toomay – Buccaneers defensive end
Dewey Selmon – Buccaneers linebacker
Richard Wood – Buccaneers linebacker
Mark Cotney – Buccaneers safety
Dave Green – Buccaneers kicker
Gary Huff – Buccaneers quarterback
Parnell Dickinson – Buccaneers quarterback
Frank Oliver – Buccaneers cornerback
Dave Lewis – Buccaneers linebacker
Ken Herock – Buccaneers director of player personnel
Dick Crippen – Broadcaster
Jack Harris – Buccaneers pregame and postgame host
Ron Martz – Reporter
Gayle Sierens Martin – Reporter
Bob South – Reporter
Provided below are some select quotes from 0-26 Bucs:
- “What I learned in those two years is that you have to stay to the plan.” – Rich McKay
- “If I’m not released by Tampa Bay, I probably would have never been a football coach.” – Steve Spurrier
- “It even hurts today when people say that was the worst sports team in the history of sports.” – Dave Green
- “The head coach, the owner and myself, we were all first-time people. First-time owner, first-time head coach, first-time general manager. That is a recipe for disaster.” – Ron Wolf
- “All you had to do was look at who the roster was, where these guys came from – nobody wanted any of us.” – J.K. McKay
- “It was a college offense. It was an I-formation, pitch on first down most of the time. The pros, they react to that so quickly.” – Gary Huff
- “Anytime you needed something synonymous with losers, it was the Buccaneers. We were a national joke basically.” – Jack Harris
- “I felt like if we could play with Walter Payton, you could play with anybody.” – Dave Lewis
- “It just rubbed us the wrong way and maybe that’s what we needed. Let them talk because come game day, it’s a whole different story.” – Richard Wood on New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning’s comments
- “If you’re still competing, if you’re still trying, if you don’t give up, pretty soon things are going to go your way.” – Mark Cotney
- “I feel so bad for some of the veteran players, what they went through but I hope they take away from it some sense of pride. What they built was way bigger than a football team.” – Rich McKay
Each episode of The Timeline – as well as all NFL Network programming – is streamed live on the NFL Mobile from Verizon app (NFL.com/mobile) and via Watch NFL Network on tablet (NFL Mobile and Watch NFL Network apps), PC (NFL.com/watch), Xbox One and Xbox 360(NFL on Xbox app) and other connected TV devices (NFL app on Apple TV and Playstation 4). To watch full episodes of The Timeline and for additional content, visit NFL.com/TheTimeline.
Provided below is a broadcast schedule for the remaining episodes of The Timeline:
- There’s Only One America’s Team (Wednesday, November 30 at 8:00 PM ET) – In 1978, NFL Films dubbed the Dallas Cowboys as “America’s Team.” Ever since, no team has become more loved, and possibly more hated
- 1984 Comeback (Wednesday, December 7 at 8:00 PM ET) – An exploration of what 1980′s “cool” really was and how a team – the Miami Dolphins – came to define the style and substance of the league for years to come
- Lombardi’s Redskins (Wednesday, December 14 at 8:00 PM ET) – The story of Vince Lombardi’s one year of coaching in the nation’s capital
- The Fog Bowl (Wednesday, December 21 at 8:00 PM ET) – Exploring the 1988 NFC Divisional Round Game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Chicago Bears
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News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Commissioner Daniel B. Ross, Ph.D.
Interim Commissioner Dave Gray
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For Immediate Release – Nov. 13, 2016
OHSAA Announces Football Regional Final Pairings and Sites
Divisions I, II, IV and VI play Friday at 7:30 p.m.; Divisions III, V and VII play Saturday at 7 p.m.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – Regional boundary lines were drawn back in June, and now the championship games in those regions have arrived as the third round of the OHSAA football playoffs are this weekend. Division I, II, IV and VI games are Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Division III, V and VII games are Saturday at 7 p.m.
The OHSAA has selected neutral sites based on the best available sites after a number of factors have been evaluated. The regional playoffs follow bracket format, with the top team on the bracket designated as the home team (see brackets posted at OHSAA.org).
State Semifinal Pairings
Later this week, the OHSAA will announce how the regional champions in several divisions will be paired in the state semifinals Nov. 25-26. The regional champion pairings in some divisions, however, will not be determined until after the regional finals this weekend. Note that state semifinal pairings are based on geography.
Fifteen is the Number
Fifteen of the 28 total No. 1 seeds have advanced to the regional final. The playoffs began with 31 undefeated teams. Fifteen remain.
Regional Finalists by Seed
The following seeds have advanced to the regional finals:
No. 1 seeds – 15 No. 2 seeds – 7
No. 3 seeds – 13 No. 4 seeds – 7
No. 5 seeds – 6 No. 6 seeds – 3
No. 7 seeds – 4 (Cin. Sycamore, Trotwood, Chardon NDCL, Harvest Prep)
No. 8 – 1 (Garrettsville Garfield)
Fans are encouraged to buy their playoff tickets in advance at the participating schools, which keep a percentage of the revenue. For regional playoff games, tickets are $8 presale and $9 at the gate. All-session ticket books are currently on sale for the state championship games at http://go.osu.edu/OHSAAFBTix. All-session ticket books in the club level, which are the chair-back seats on the west side of the stadium, are $105 each (good for all seven games) and also permit indoor access in the Huntington Club before, during and after each game. All-session reserved ticket books on the east side of the stadium, which don’t include indoor access, are $84 each. Single game tickets will go on sale November 22 and cost $10 at the state finalist schools, or at the gate before each game for $15 (club level) and $12 (reserved).
Football Playoffs Information
Regional Semifinals Notes Packet: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/2016/2016FBRelease4.pdf
Playoff Coverage Home and Brackets: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football/2016/2016-fb-coverage
All-Time Playoff Histories: http://www.ohsaa.org/Portals/0/Sports/Football/history/FootballParticipants.pdf
OHSAA Football Home: http://www.ohsaa.org/sports/football
2016 OHSAA Football Playoffs – Regional Final Pairings
Home Team Listed First.
Pairings are shown with seeds and overall records.
Division I – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
4 Cleveland St. Ignatius (11-1) vs. 2 Lakewood St. Edward (9-2) at Bedford Bearcat Stadium
1 Powell Olentangy Liberty (12-0) vs. 3 Lorain (10-2) at Mansfield Madison Ram Field at StarTek Stadium
1 Huber Heights Wayne (11-0-1) vs. 3 Pickerington Central (11-1) at London Bowlus Field
5 Cincinnati St. Xavier (7-5) vs. 7 Cincinnati Sycamore (8-4) at Hamilton Virgil M. Schwarm Stadium
Division II – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
4 Hudson (10-2) vs. 3 Warren G. Harding (11-1) at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium
4 Whitehouse Anthony Wayne (9-3) vs. 6 Olmsted Falls (9-3) at Sandusky Perkins Firelands Regional Medical Center Stadium
1 Massillon Perry (10-2) vs. 3 New Albany (9-3) at Mansfield Arlin Field
4 Miamisburg (10-2) vs. 3 Cincinnati La Salle (10-2) at Mason Dwire Field at Atrium Stadium
Division III – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Home Team Listed First
5 New Philadelphia (10-2) vs. 2 Akron Archbishop Hoban (11-1) at Canal Fulton Northwest Jim Schalmo Field at Dr. Martin Smilek Stadium
1 Toledo Central Catholic (12-0) vs. 6 Lexington (9-3) at Tiffin Columbian Frost-Kalnow Stadium
1 Columbus St. Francis DeSales (12-0) vs. 3 Columbus Hamilton Township (10-2) at Upper Arlington Marv Moorehead Stadium
4 St. Marys Memorial (11-1) vs. 7 Trotwood-Madison (10-2) at Piqua Alexander Stadium, Purk Field
Division IV – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
1 Perry (12-0) vs. 7 Chardon Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin (9-3) at Mentor Jerome T. Osborne Stadium
5 Columbus Bishop Hartley (9-2) vs. 2 Ottawa-Glandorf (11-1) at Bellefontaine AcuSport Stadium
4 Shelby (11-1) vs. 2 Steubenville (11-1) at Massillon Washington Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
1 Cincinnati Wyoming (12-0) vs. 3 Kettering Archbishop Alter (12-0) at Monroe Hornet Stadium
Division V – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Home Team Listed First
8 Garrettsville Garfield (9-3) vs. 3 Canton Central Catholic (8-3) at Uniontown Lake Alumni Field
1 Creston Norwayne (11-1) vs. 3 Milan Edison (11-1) at Medina Ken Dukes Stadium
1 Wheelersburg (12-0) vs. 3 Coshocton (10-1) at Athens High School R. Basil Rutter Field
1 Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (12-0) vs. 2 Coldwater (11-1) at Northmont Good Samaritan Stadium, Matt Dudon Memorial Field
Division VI – Games at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18
Home Team Listed First
1 Cuyahoga Heights (12-0) vs. 3 Kirtland (11-1) at Solon Stewart Field
1 Hamler Patrick Henry (12-0) vs. 3 Defiance Ayersville (12-0) at Napoleon Charles Buckenmeyer Stadium
5 Newark Catholic (8-4) vs. 2 Beverly Ft. Frye (12-0) at Zanesville Sulsberger Stadium
1 Maria Stein Marion Local (11-1) vs. 3 Mechanicsburg (12-0) at Sidney Memorial Stadium
Division VII – Games at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 19
Home Team Listed First
1 Norwalk St. Paul (12-0) vs. 3 Warren John F. Kennedy (11-1) at Strongsville Pat Catan Stadium
1 McComb (11-1) vs. 6 Convoy Crestview (9-3) at Lima Spartan Stadium
1 Waterford (11-1) vs. 7 Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory (9-3) at Logan Chieftain Stadium
5 Fort Recovery (8-4) vs. 3 Minster (8-4) at Wapakoneta Harmon Field
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GAME INFORMATION WRITTEN BY Tim Stried; COURTESY OHSAA INFORMATION
CBJ coach John Tortorella says he likes the win but giving up 4 power play goals is not a good game (megasportsnews.com photo)
Nationwide Arena (megasportsnews.com photo)
Brandon Saad graces the game program, had a solid game with 2 assists
ST. LOUIS BLUES POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
60,705 Paul Statsny Blues center What is wrong with St. Louis giving up goals and losing games 11 12 2016
60,706 Paul Statsny Blues center Not playing for each other has that been a pattern all season 11 12 2016
60,707 Paul Statsny Blues center The CBJ 2nd goal came 8 seconds after 1-1 tie deflating team 11 12 2016
60,708 Paul Statsny Blues center How does this team get out of this slump 11 12 2016
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE
60,710 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ center Won 8-4 but not happy about defense and PK tonight 11 12 2016
60,711 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ center This year the CBJ allows a goal and comes back quickly to get one its self Always have an answer 11 12 2016
60,712 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ center The team tough at home this year why 11 12 2016
60,713 Brandon Dubinsky CBJ center Holding onto leads this year has been a team strength 11 12 2016
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS POSTGAME NOTES
|Columbus Blue Jackets (8) vs. St. Louis Blues (4)
November 12, 2016 – Nationwide Arena (15,788)
Columbus: S. Gagner (5), N. Foligno (6), A. Wennberg (2), S. Gagner (6), B. Dubinsky (1), M. Nutivaara (1), W. Karlsson (2), PP – Z. Werenski (4)
Opponent: PP – K. Shattenkirk (4), PP – R. Fabbri (2), PP – V. Tarasenko (6), PP – R. Fabbri (3)
Columbus: S. Bobrovsky (33 Saves, W)
Opponent: J. Allen (8 Saves, 24:36), C. Hutton (14 Saves, 35:15, L)
The Blue Jackets defeated the St. Louis Blues 8-4 at Nationwide Arena on Saturday night. Attached and linked please find the post-game notes along with post-game audio.
Coach John Tortorella | Sergei Bobrovsky | Brandon Dubinsky | Nick Foligno | Sam Gagner
Coach Ken Hitchcock |Kevin Shattenkirk | Paul Stastny
Post-game notes along with game notes, media guides, audio and more can be found at http://bluejackets.com/pressbox.
The Blue Jackets return to action on Tuesday, November 15 (7 p.m. ET) as they host the Washington Capitals at Nationwide Arena.
GAME RECAP WRITTEN BY AND COURTESY OF COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS COMMUNICATIONS
Oriole Park at Camden Jones showing downtown Baltimore 2014 By Moviemaniacx - taken with my iPhone, CC BY-SA 3.0, https en.wikipedia.org
The Orioles have introduced a commemorative logo in honor of the 25th anniversary season of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, which will be featured on the right sleeve of all Orioles game jerseys throughout the 2017 season. Additionally, the logo will be printed on official Rawlings® Major League Baseballs used in all home games during the 2017 season.
The 25th anniversary commemorative logo features a silver numerical 25 on a brick background within a diamond that includes the ballpark’s name as well as the years 1992 and 2017. The logo pays homage to both the iconic B&O Warehouse and the original Oriole Park at Camden Yards logo used by the club when the ballpark first opened. The logo will be stitched onto the right sleeve of all game jerseys worn by the Orioles throughout the 2017 season, which begins on April 3 at Oriole Park.
For more information about Oriole Park at Camden Yards or to schedule a tour, fans should visit www.orioles.com/ballpark.
On April 6, 1992, Oriole Park at Camden Yards became the official home of the Orioles and helped inspire a renaissance of ballpark construction, which helped to play a part in the revitalization of Baltimore and many other American cities. The Ballpark That Forever Changed Baseball™ has welcomed over 67 million fans since that time. A popular attraction for visitors to Baltimore, more than 980,000 fans have taken a tour of Oriole Park. During the 2008 season, Oriole Park became the fastest ballpark in the history of baseball to welcome 50 million fans, a record that stood until the San Francisco Giants broke the mark at AT&T Park during the 2015 season.
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