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NFL welcomes in Week 14

GAME PREVIEWS WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

NFL REGULAR SEASON ENTERS FINAL QUARTER

There are only four weeks remaining in the regular season to decide who advances to the playoffs for a chance at a trip to Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta.

As the league enters the final quarter of the regular season, there are 19 teams either in or within one game of a playoff spot, including 10 teams that did not advance to the postseason in 2017. Since the 12-team playoff format began in 1990, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.

Entering Week 14, one team – the NFC West champion LOS ANGELES RAMS (11-1) – has clinched a playoff berth as the battle for the remaining spots forges ahead. Three additional teams – the HOUSTON TEXANS (9-3), NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-3) and NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-2) – can clinch a division title this week.

Two teams that finished in or tied for last place in their division in 2017 – the CHICAGO BEARS (NFC North) and Houston Texans (AFC South) – are currently in first place in their respective divisions this season. In 14 of the past 15 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 46 teams in league history to go from “worst-to-first,” 23 of them have done so in the past 15 years (2003-17), including an NFL-record three such teams in 2005 and 2006.

With four weeks remaining on the schedule, much is still to be decided. Thirty of the league’s 32 teams remain in contention as the NFL enters Week 14.

Seven divisional matchups highlight an exciting slate of games in Week 14:

On Sunday afternoon, the Houston Texans welcome the Indianapolis Colts to NRG Stadium (1:00 PM ET, CBS) in an AFC South battle. The Texans (9-3) lead the Colts (6-6) and the Titans (6-6) by three games in the division and look to extend their league-leading nine game winning streak. Since entering the league in 2017, Houston quarterback DESHAUN WATSON is one of two NFL quarterbacks (RUSSELL WILSON) with a 100+ passer rating (101.8) and at least 500 rushing yards (644). Colts quarterback ANDREW LUCK has thrown at least three touchdown passes in eight of his past nine games and ranks second in the league with 32 touchdown passes this season.

The New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins square off on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET, CBS) at Hard Rock Stadium. The Patriots look to clinch their 10th consecutive AFC East title and extend the longest streak of consecutive division titles in NFL history. New England quarterback TOM BRADY (579 touchdown passes, including the postseason) needs one touchdown pass to surpass PEYTON MANNING for the most in NFL history. Dolphins cornerback XAVIEN HOWARD had two interceptions in Week 13 and has three games with multiple interceptions in 2018, the most in the NFL.

Baltimore rookie quarterback LAMAR JACKSON leads the Ravens into Arrowhead Stadium to take on PATRICK MAHOMES and the Kansas City Chiefs (1:00 PM ET, CBS). Winners of three consecutive games, the Ravens (7-5) look to maintain their place in the thick of the AFC postseason race, while the Chiefs (10-2) aim to stay atop the AFC West. Jackson, who has won each of his first three starts, is the first rookie quarterback in league history to rush for at least 70 yards in three consecutive games. Mahomes, who leads the NFL with 41 touchdown passes and ranks second with 3,923 passing yards, can become the third first-or-second year quarterback in league annals to throw for at least 4,000 yards and 40 touchdowns in a single season, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DAN MARINO (1984) and KURT WARNER (1999). Both Marino and Warner were named Associated Press Most Valuable Player in those seasons.

A battle of first-place teams in the NFC takes center stage as the Los Angeles Rams and Chicago Bears square off at Soldier Field on NBC’s Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET). Rams defensive tackle AARON DONALD leads the NFL with 16.5 sacks this season and has recorded at least two sacks in each of his past three games. Rams running back TODD GURLEY leads the NFL with 19 touchdowns this season and quarterback JARED GOFF ranks second in the NFL with 3,754 passing yards. The duo can make the Rams just the sixth team in league history to have a quarterback with at least 4,000 passing yards and a player with 20+ scrimmage touchdowns in a single season. Bears safety EDDIE JACKSON has an interception-return touchdown in two of his past three games and leads the NFL with three defensive touchdowns this season.

Week 14 closes on Monday night as the Minnesota Vikings travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks in a key NFC matchup (8:15 PM ET, ESPN). Minnesota quarterback KIRK COUSINS ranks second in the league with a 71.3 completion percentage (minimum 200 attempts) and is one of three quarterbacks (DREW BREES and MATT RYAN) with a 70+ completion percentage and at least 3,000 passing yards (3,490) this season. Seahawks quarterback RUSSELL WILSON ranks third in the league with a 5.8 touchdown-to-interception ratio (29 touchdowns and five interceptions) and is one of four NFL quarterbacks with a passer rating of at least 115 this season (115.5).

NFL WEEK 14 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, DECEMBER 9-10

(All times eastern)

Thursday, December 6 Sunday, December 9 (cont’d)
Jacksonville at Tennessee, 8:20 PM (FOX/NFLN/Amazon) New York Giants at Washington, 1:00 PM
Cincinnati at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 PM
Sunday, December 9 Denver at San Francisco, 4:05 PM
New York Jets at Buffalo, 1:00 PM Detroit at Arizona, 4:25 PM
Carolina at Cleveland, 1:00 PM Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:25 PM
Atlanta at Green Bay, 1:00 PM Pittsburgh at Oakland, 4:25 PM
Indianapolis at Houston, 1:00 PM Los Angeles Rams at Chicago, 8:20 PM (NBC)
Baltimore at Kansas City, 1:00 PM  
New England at Miami, 1:00 PM Monday, December 10
New Orleans at Tampa Bay, 1:00 PM

 

Minnesota at Seattle, 8:15 PM (ESPN)

 

Thursday Night Feature Game to open Week 14, Jaguars at the Titans

GAME PREVIEW WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 14 gets underway on Thursday, December 6 (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime) with an AFC South showdown between the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Thursday marks the 49th meeting between the two teams (including the postseason), with Tennessee leading the all-time series, 28-20. In the Week 3 meeting between the two teams, Tennessee linebacker WESLEY WOODYARD had 12 tackles and one sack and kicker RYAN SUCCOP converted three field-goal attempts, including the game-winning 28-yard yarder with 4:06 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Titans’ 9-6 victory at Jacksonville.

Last week, Jacksonville’s defense, led by cornerback JALEN RAMSEY (six tackles, two passes defensed) and linebacker TELVIN SMITH (12 tackles, one forced fumble), held Indianapolis to 265 total yards and kicker JOSH LAMBO converted both of his field-goal attempts in the Jaguars’ 6-0 victory over the Colts. Since joining the team in 2017, defensive end CALAIS CAMPBELL is one of three players in the NFL (DEMARCUS LAWRENCE and JASON PIERRE-PAUL) with at least 100 tackles (120) and 20 sacks (21.5). Running back LEONARD FOURNETTE has 100+ scrimmage yards and at least one touchdown in each of his past three games.

In Week 13, Titans quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA passed for 282 yards with two touchdowns and wide receiver TAYWAN TAYLOR led the team with 104 receiving yards, his first-career 100-yard game, in Tennessee’s 26-22 victory over the New York Jets. Tennessee linebacker JAYON BROWN is one of two NFL players (DARIUS LEONARD) with at least 70 tackles (70) and six sacks (six) in 2018. Wide receiver COREY DAVIS, who leads the team with 52 catches and 744 receiving yards this season, joins Kansas City’s TYREEK HILL (17.0 yards per catch average) and Indianapolis’ T.Y. HILTON (14.8) as the only players in the AFC averaging at least 40 yards per catch (minimum 50 catches).

For the Week 14 Jacksonville-Tennessee capsule, click here​.

 

NFL announces AFC/NFC Rookies of the Month for November 2018

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

BROWNS QB BAKER MAYFIELD & COWBOYS LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH

NAMED NFL ROOKIES OF THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

Quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD of the Cleveland Browns and linebacker LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH of the Dallas Cowboys are the NFL Offensive and Defensive Rookies of the Month of November.

OFFENSE: QB BAKER MAYFIELD, CLEVELAND BROWNS

DEFENSE: LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH, DALLAS COWBOYS​​​​

2018 NFL ROOKIES OF THE MONTH

 

​​ Offense (College) Defense (College)
September

October

November

WR Calvin Ridley, Atlanta (Alabama)

G Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis (Notre Dame)

QB Baker Mayfield, Cleveland (Oklahoma)

LB Darius Leonard, Indianapolis (South Carolina State)

LB Bradley Chubb, Denver (North Carolina State)

LB Leighton Vander Esch, Dallas (Boise State)

 

NFL announces AFC/NFC Players of the Month for November 2018

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COLTS QB ANDREW LUCK, CHIEFS DL CHRIS JONES &

RAVENS K JUSTIN TUCKER NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

OF NOVEMBER

Quarterback ANDREW LUCK of the Indianapolis Colts, defensive lineman CHRIS JONES of the Kansas City Chiefs and kicker JUSTIN TUCKER of the Baltimore Ravens are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month of November.

OFFENSE: QB ANDREW LUCK, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

DEFENSE: DL CHRIS JONES, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

SPECIAL TEAMS: K JUSTIN TUCKER, BALTIMORE RAVENS

 

2018 AFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

 

Offense Defense Special Teams
September QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City DE J.J. Watt, Houston K Justin Tucker, Baltimore
October

November

RB James Conner, Pittsburgh

QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis

LB Dee Ford, Kansas City

DL Chris Jones, Kansas City

K Stephen Gostkowski, New England

K Justin Tucker, Baltimore

 

 

 

SAINTS QB DREW BREES, BEARS S EDDIE JACKSON &

SEAHAWKS P MICHAEL DICKSON NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

OF NOVEMBER

Quarterback DREW BREES of the New Orleans Saints, safety EDDIE JACKSON of the Chicago Bears and punter MICHAEL DICKSON of the Seattle Seahawks are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Month of November.​

OFFENSE: QB DREW BREES, NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

DEFENSE: S EDDIE JACKSON, CHICAGO BEARS

SPECIAL TEAMS: P MICHAEL DICKSON, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

 

2018 NFC PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

 

Offense Defense Special Teams
September

October

November

QB Jared Goff, LA Rams

RB Todd Gurley, LA Rams

QB Drew Brees, New Orleans

LB Khalil Mack, Chicago

DT Aaron Donald, LA Rams

S Eddie Jackson, Chicago

K Wil Lutz, New Orleans

K Graham Gano, Carolina

P Michael Dickson, Seattle​

 

NFL Week 13 News

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

IN THE HUNT: With five weeks remaining in the regular season, there are 20 teams currently in or within one game of playoff position, including 11 teams that did not advance to the postseason in 2017.

Since 2004, 12 teams with a losing record through 11 games have advanced to the postseason. Five teams – the CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-6), DENVER BRONCOS (5-6), MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-6), PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-6) and TENNESSEE TITANS (5-6) – have a losing record through 11 games and sit within one game of playoff position.

The teams to qualify for the postseason with a losing record after 11 games since 2004:

TEAM YEAR RECORD AFTER 11 GAMES
St. Louis Rams 2004 5-6
Washington Redskins 2005 5-6
Philadelphia Eagles 2006 5-6
Washington Redskins 2007 5-6
San Diego Chargers 2008 4-7
New York Jets 2009 5-6
Seattle Seahawks 2010 5-6
Washington Redskins 2012 5-6
San Diego Chargers 2013 5-6
Carolina Panthers 2014 3-7-1
Washington Redskins 2015 5-6
Green Bay Packers 2016 5-6


– NFL –

TOUCHDOWN TOM: New England quarterback TOM BRADY has 578 touchdown passes (507 regular-season touchdowns and a league-record 71 postseason touchdowns) in his 19-year NFL career.

With two touchdown passes against Minnesota (4:25 PM ET, FOX) on Sunday, Brady would surpass PEYTON MANNING (579 touchdowns) for the most passing touchdowns in NFL history (including the postseason) and Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508) for the third-most regular-season touchdown passes in league annals.

The players with the most passing yards and touchdown passes, including the postseason, in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 579
Tom Brady New England 578

The players with the most regular-season touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) PASSING TOUCHDOWNS
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 539
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 517
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 508
Tom Brady New England 507
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

KEEP IT BREESY: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES leads the NFC with 29 touchdown passes this season.

With a touchdown pass on Thursday at Dallas (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFL Network/Amazon), Brees can become the first player in NFL history to record at least 30 touchdown passes in 10 different seasons.

The players with the most seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) SEASONS WITH 30+ TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Drew Brees New Orleans 9*
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, Minnesota 9
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 9
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 29 touchdown passes in 2018

– NFL –

KANSAS CITY SHUFFLE: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES ranks third in the league with 3,628 passing yards, while wide receiver TYREEK HILL ranks third in the NFL with 1,106 receiving yards and running back KAREEM HUNT ranks fifth in rushing yards (824) this season.

With 176 rushing yards by Hunt, the Chiefs would join the 1996 New England Patriots as the only teams to have a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1,000-yard receiver all at the age of 24 or younger in a single season since 1970.

The teams with a 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher and 1000-yard receiver all at the age of 24 or younger in a single season since 1970:

TEAM SEASON PLAYER (POSITION) AGE YARDS
New England 1996 Drew Bledsoe (QB) 24 4,086 passing yards
    Curtis Martin^ (RB) 23 1,152 rushing yards
    Terry Glenn (WR) 22 1,132 receiving yards
         
Kansas City 2018* Patrick Mahomes (QB) 23 3,628 passing yards
Kareem Hunt (RB) 23 824 rushing yards
Tyreek Hill (WR) 24 1,106 receiving yards
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Entering Week 13

– NFL –

BAKING WITH MAYFIELD: Cleveland rookie quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD completed 19 of 26 passes (73.1 percent) for 258 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 143.9 passer rating in the Browns’ 35-20 victory at Cincinnati last week. Mayfield recorded a 151.2 passer rating in Week 10 and had a bye in Week 11.

Mayfield, who plays at Houston (1:00 PM ET, CBS) on Sunday, can join AARON RODGERS (Weeks 7, 9-10 in 2011) and Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (Weeks 3-5 in 1999) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to record a passer rating of 140 or higher in three consecutive games (minimum 20 attempts). Both Rodgers and Warner were named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.

The players with the most consecutive games with a passer rating of 140 or higher (minimum 20 attempts) in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 140+ PASSER RATING  
Aaron Rodgers# Green Bay 2011 3  
Kurt Warner^# St. Louis 1999 3  
         
Baker Mayfield Cleveland 2018 2*  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
#Named Associated Press MVP
*Active streak

– NFL –

RYAN’S 11: Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN leads the NFL with 3,683 passing yards this season and has passed for 45,479 yards in 11 NFL seasons.

With 150 passing yards on Sunday against Baltimore (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Ryan can surpass PEYTON MANNING (45,628) for the most passing yards by a player in their first 11 seasons in NFL history.

The players with the most passing yards in their first 11 seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS PASSING YARDS
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998-2008 45,628
Matt Ryan Atlanta 2008-2018 45,479*
*In 11th season

– NFL –

1,400 FOR JULIO: Atlanta wide receiver JULIO JONES leads the league with 1,305 receiving yards and has recorded at least 1,400 receiving yards in each of the past four seasons.

With 95 receiving yards on Sunday against Baltimore (1:00 PM ET, CBS), Jones can become the first player in NFL history to record at least 1,400 receiving yards in five consecutive seasons.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,400 receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASONS CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 1,400+ RECEIVING YARDS  
Marvin Harrison^ Indianapolis 1999-2002 4  
Julio Jones Atlanta 2014-17 4*  
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 1,305 receiving yards in 2018

– NFL –

THIELEN MIGHTY FINE: Minnesota wide receiver ADAM THIELEN leads the league with 93 receptions this season.

With seven catches at New England (4:25 PM ET, FOX), Thielen can join ROD SMITH and WES WELKER as the only undrafted players to record at least 100 receptions in a single season in the common draft era.

The undrafted players with at least 100 receptions in a single season since 1966:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEPTIONS
Wes Welker New England 2009 123
Wes Welker New England 2011 122
Wes Welker New England 2012 118
Rod Smith Denver 2001 113
Wes Welker New England 2007 112
Wes Welker New England 2008 111
Rod Smith Denver 2000 100
       
Adam Thielen Minnesota 2018 93*
*Entering Week 13

– NFL –

COOKING WITH BRANDIN: Los Angeles Rams wide receiver BRANDIN COOKS leads the team with 964 receiving yards this season.

Cooks, who had 1,173 receiving yards with New Orleans in 2016 and 1,082 receiving yards with New England in 2017, needs 36 yards on Sunday at Detroit (1:00 PM ET, FOX) to become the first player in NFL history to have at least 1,000 receiving yards with three different teams in three consecutive seasons.

With 36 receiving yards, Cooks can also become the sixth player in league annals to record at least 1,000 receiving yards in a single season for three different franchises during their career.

The players to record 1,000-yard receiving seasons for three-or-more teams in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAMS
Brandon Marshall 4 (Denver, Miami, Chicago, New York Jets)
Irving Fryar 3 (New England, Miami, Philadelphia)
Tony Martin 3 (San Diego, Atlanta, Miami)
Randy Moss^ 3 (Minnesota, Oakland, New England)
Terrell Owens^ 3 (San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas)
   
Brandin Cooks 2* (New Orleans, New England)
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Has 964 receiving yards with the Los Angeles Rams in 2018

 

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