Your network for multiple sports and entertainment

High School Bounce

2015-2016 High School Bounce




High School Bounce marks its sixth season this year! Check back in the coming weeks for game schedules and times.

Click Here for Game

Click here for season schedule and archived games.

What We Cover

Today is

September 2018
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Archive for September 23rd, 2018

Rookie QB matchup, Jets’ Darnold, Browns’ Mayfield, drew record audiences

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFL NETWORK & NFLmedia.com

 

 

Sam Darnold handing off ball 20818 photo By Keith Allison, CC BY-SA 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

 

Baker Mayfield throwing ball in 2018 training camp By Erik Drost, CC BY 2.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

ets-Browns +17% in US HH Rating & +16% in Overall P2+ Viewership vs. NFL Network’s 2017 Week 3 TNF

Jets-Browns +43% in US HH Rating & +41% in Overall P2+ Viewership vs. NFL Network’s 2017 Exclusive Game Average

Jets-Browns +24% in US HH Rating & +22% in Overall P2+ Viewership vs. Last Week’s TNF

NFL Network’s telecast of Thursday Night Football between the New York Jets and Cleveland Browns, which featured the professional debut of number one pick Baker Mayfield against number three pick Sam Darnold, averaged a 5.2 US HH rating and over 8.6 million overall P2+ viewers ranking as the network’s highest rated and most-watched exclusive Thursday night game since December of 2015 (MIN@ARI, 12/10/15; 5.47 US HH rating / 8.74M P2+ viewers).

Overall, the game was up +17% in US HH rating and up +16% in overall P2+ viewership compared to NFL Network’s Week 3 Thursday Night Football game from 2017 (LAR@SF: 4.4 US HH rating / 7.5M P2+ viewers).

With Cleveland down 14-0, Mayfield entered the game at the end of the first half and ultimately led the Browns to a 21-17 victory. The game peaked at 10.3M viewers during the game’s final six minutes (11:30p-11:36p).

Compared to NFL Network’s seven exclusive Thursday Night Football games in 2017, the Jets-Browns was up +43% in US HH rating and up +41% in overall P2+ viewership (3.6 US HH rating / 6.1M P2+ viewers).

The Jets-Browns game outperformed last week’s Thursday Night Football game by +24% in US HH rating and +22% overall P2+ viewership (BAL@CIN; 4.2 US HH rating / 7.1M P2+ viewers).

The 2018 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues Thursday, September 27 when the Minnesota Vikings visit the Los Angeles Rams. The game will be broadcast on FOX, simulcast on NFL Network, distributed in Spanish on FOX Deportes, and distributed digitally to a global audience on Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital properties, FOX Sports digital properties, and Yahoo Sports on mobile devices. Coverage from Los Angeles begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff.

 

ABOUT NFL MEDIA

NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films, NFL.com, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can be streamed live through the NFL app and via Watch NFL Network on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Roku). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork.

 

 

NFL to celebrate 2018 Hispanic Heritage Awards

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; Darlene Capiro, NFL; Teresa Cronin, Hispanic Heritage Foundation; Jarrett Dunbar, Nationwide; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

 

 

​​​NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide,
Team for Eighth Annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards Presented by Nationwide

The National Football League and its teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a series of special events during Hispanic Heritage Month.

The NFL, Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) and Nationwide, official sponsor of the NFL, have partnered for the eighth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards.  The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

Each award recipient will be recognized at a game or event hosted by their local NFL team.  With support from Nationwide, each recipient will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.

Now in its second year, Nationwide’s support of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards continues to demonstrate the company’s commitment to the Hispanic community. In addition to Nationwide’s partnership with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, the Columbus-based insurance and financial services company also has partnerships with Latina Style, the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Latino Professionals For America, and Prospanica. The sponsorship of the Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards aligns with Nationwide’s goal of partnering with organizations that share the company’s values of improving the lives of others and giving back to the community.

“We are excited to once again partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and Nationwide to celebrate individuals who are making a difference in their local communities,” said Marissa Fernandez, NFL Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Fan Development.  “We appreciate the time and dedication each leader has devoted to making an impact, and we are happy to contribute donations to a non-profit organization of each winner’s choosing, to enable continued goodwill and positive community impact.”

“We are thrilled to partner with the NFL and Nationwide to honor Hispanic leaders who are making an impact on communities all over America,” said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President and CEO of Hispanic Heritage Foundation. “It is important to highlight their leadership not only in the traditional Latino regions, but in recent-growing areas as well. Together with the NFL and Nationwide, we made sure that beyond the recognition there is an investment in local nonprofits. There is no better way to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month than to make a difference in the Latino community year-round.”

“Nationwide is excited to continue to partner with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the National Football League to once again present this year’s Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards,” said Jennifer MacKenzie, Senior Vice-President of Marketing at Nationwide. “Nationwide takes pride in providing resources, support and service to Hispanic consumers and business owners across the country. We look forward to celebrating the charitable efforts of Hispanic leaders in all 32 NFL markets during Hispanic Heritage Month.”

The theme of the NFL’s Hispanic Heritage Month campaign is “Feel the Orgullo.”  In Spanish, the word “orgullo” means pride.  Latino players, fans, and coaches have a strong sense of pride not only in their culture but in their team and the NFL.  During Hispanic Heritage Month, the NFL and its 32 teams amplify the rich history, heritage and tradition of Latinos, and honor the positive impact they have had on the game and country.

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, fans can visit www.NFL.com/HispanicHeritage for a look at the personal stories of Hispanic players, past and present, who have left a lasting legacy on the NFL.  NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The 2018 NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards recipients are:

 

TEAM AWARD RECIPIENT
Arizona Cardinals Daniel Valenzuela: Glendale Fire Fighter and Former Phoenix City Council Member
Atlanta Falcons Gilda Pedraza: Founder, The Latino Community Foundation in Georgia
Baltimore Ravens Veronica Cool: Founder, Cool & Associates
Buffalo Bills Eugenio Russi: President, Hispanos Unidos de Buffalo
Carolina Panthers Dr. Rosanna Saladin-Subero: Assistant Director of Community Partnership, Charlotte Mecklenburg School District
Chicago Bears Luis Gutierrez: Founder, Latinos Progresando
Cincinnati Bengals Alison Montoya: Reporter, FOX 19 NOW
Cleveland Browns Selina Pagan: President of the Board, Young Latino Network
Dallas Cowboys Angel Reyes: Managing Partner, Angel Reyes & Associates
Denver Broncos Marcela de la Mar: Director of the Board, Mexican Cultural Center
Detroit Lions Dr. Felipe Lopez-Sustaita: Executive Director, Hispanic Latino Commission of Michigan
Green Bay Packers Lupe Martinez: President & CEO, United Migrant Opportunity Services
Houston Texans Carlos Valdez, Jr.: Owner & CEO of Las Palapas Hausman and longtime volunteer and former Chairman of the Board for the YMCA of Greater Houston
Indianapolis Colts Juan Suarez: Chief Community Impact Officer, The United Way of Central Indiana
Jacksonville Jaguars Victor Cora: President, Jevco Group
Kansas City Chiefs Randy Lopez: Program Officer, Wyandotte Health Foundation

Board Member, Hispanic Development Fund

Los Angeles Chargers Dr. Beatriz Solis: Director, Healthy Communities for The California Endowment
Los Angeles Rams Maria Brenes: Executive Director of InnerCity Struggle
Miami Dolphins Tony Lima: Executive Director, SAVE
Minnesota Vikings John Pacheco: President & CEO, Latino Chamber of Commerce Minnesota
New England Patriots Marta Rivera: Chief of Staff, Mayor’s Office
New Orleans Saints Mary Moran: Co-Founder, Our Voice Nuestra Voz
New York Giants Daisy Exposito-Ulla: Chairman/CEO, D exposito & Partners
New York Jets Mónica Arias Miranda: President, The Hispanic Coalition NY, Inc.
Oakland Raiders Chris Iglesias: CEO, The Unity Council
Philadelphia Eagles Luis Cortez: President & CEO, Esperanza
Pittsburgh Steelers Rosana Elena Guernica: Student at Carnegie Mellon University
San Francisco 49ers Officer Robert Martinez: Santa Clara Police Department
Seattle Seahawks Estela Ortega: Executive Director, El Centro de la Raza
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Margarita Gonzales: Community Affairs, City of Tampa
Tennessee Titans Mauricio Calvo: Executive Director, Latino Memphis
Washington Redskins To Be Announced

 

For the latest NFL news in Spanish, visit NFL.com/Espanol and follow @NFLEspanol on Twitter.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation:

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation – a nonprofit established by the White House in 1987 – inspires, prepares, and connects minority leaders in the classroom, community, and workforce to meet America’s priorities.  HHF also promotes cultural pride, accomplishment, and the great promise of the community through public awareness campaigns seen by millions.  HHF is headquartered in Washington, DC, and Los Angeles with satellite workspaces in New York, Silicon Valley, San Antonio, and Miami (Visit www.HispanicHeritage.org).

About Nationwide:

Nationwide, a Fortune 100 company based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto, commercial, homeowners, farm and life insurance; public and private sector retirement plans, annuities and mutual funds; banking and mortgages; excess & surplus, specialty and surety; pet, motorcycle and boat insurance. For more information, visit www.nationwide.com.

 

NFL Week 3 What to look For, Expectations, possible milestones

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 3

FAST START: Through the first two weeks of the season, there have been 174 total touchdowns scored, the most in NFL history through Week 2, and the 1,506 total points are the second-most in league annals (1,556 in 2012) through the first two weeks of a season.

MOST TOUCHDOWNS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS, NFL HISTORY   MOST TOTAL POINTS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS, NFL HISTORY
SEASON TOUCHDOWNS   SEASON TOTAL POINTS
2018 174 2012 1,556
2011 172   2018 1,506
2015 170   2011 1,502
2012 170   2015 1,488

Close games continue to be the norm in 2018, as 25 of the 32 games (78.1 percent) through two weeks of the season have been within one score in the fourth quarter, tied for the third-most in NFL history through Week 2. Twenty-one games have been decided by eight or fewer points through Week 2, the third-most in league history through the first two weeks of a season. Nine teams, including four last week (Denver, Minnesota, New Orleans and Tennessee), have won or tied after trailing in the fourth quarter this season.

– NFL –

FITZ-MAGICAL: Tampa Bay quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK completed 27 of 33 attempts (81.8 percent) for 402 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 144.4 passer rating in the Buccaneers’ Week 2 win over Philadelphia.

Fitzpatrick, who passed for 417 yards and four touchdowns in Week 1 and plays against Pittsburgh on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), can become the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 400 yards and four touchdowns in three consecutive games.

The players with at least 400 passing yards and four touchdown passes in consecutive games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSEC. GAMES WITH 400 PASS YARDS & 4 TDs
Ryan Fitzpatrick Tampa Bay 2018 2*
Billy Volek Tennessee 2004 2
Dan Marino^ Miami 1984 2
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

With another 400-yard performance, Fitzpatrick would become the first quarterback in NFL history to record three consecutive games with at least 400 passing yards.

– NFL –

CHILLING WITH MAHOMES: Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES completed 23 of 28 attempts (82.1 percent) for 326 yards with six touchdowns and no interceptions for a 154.8 passer rating in the Chiefs’ Week 2 victory at Pittsburgh. At 22 years, 364 days old, Mahomes became the youngest quarterback in NFL history with at least six touchdown passes in a single game.

Mahomes, whose 10 touchdown passes through Week 2 are the most by a quarterback in NFL history through his team’s first two games, needs three touchdown passes on Sunday against San Francisco (1:00 PM ET, FOX) to surpass PEYTON MANNING (12 in 2013) for the most touchdown passes in NFL history by a quarterback through his team’s first three games of a season.

The quarterbacks with the most touchdown passes through his team’s first three games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON TOUCHDOWN PASSES IN TEAM’S 1ST 3 GAMES
Peyton Manning Denver 2013 12
Tom Brady New England 2011 11
Many tied     10
       
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2018 10*
*Through first two games

– NFL –

COMPLETE CONTROL: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES has 6,287 career completions during his 18-year NFL career.

With 14 completions on Sunday at Atlanta (1:00 PM ET, FOX), Brees would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (6,300) for the most completions in NFL history.

The players with the most career completions in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) COMPLETIONS
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 6,300
Drew Brees San Diego, New Orleans 6,287
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brees has at least 30 pass attempts and completed at least 80 percent of his passes in each of his past two games. He can surpass PEYTON MANNING(2013) as the only quarterback in NFL history with three consecutive games with at least 30 pass attempts and a completion percentage of 80 or higher.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 30 pass attempts and a completion percentage of 80 or higher in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSEC. GAMES WITH 30+ ATTEMPTS & 80%+ COMP. PCT.
Drew Brees New Orleans 2018 2*
Peyton Manning Denver 2013 2
*Active streak

– NFL –

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK has 19,576 career passing yards in 72 career games.

Luck, who will play at Philadelphia on Sunday (1:00 PM ET, FOX), needs 424 passing yards to join Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (74 games) and MATTHEW STAFFORD (71 games) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to pass for 20,000 yards in 75 games or fewer.

The players to reach 20,000 career passing yards in the fewest number of games in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) GAMES TO REACH 20,000 PASSING YARDS  
Matthew Stafford Detroit 71  
Dan Marino^ Miami 74  
Kurt Warner^ St. Louis, New York Giants, Arizona 76  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 78  
       
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 72*  
*Has 19,576 career passing yards
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

DEEP THREAT: Buccaneers wide receiver DE SEAN JACKSON had 129 receiving yards, including a 75-yard touchdown catch, in Tampa Bay’s Week 2 victory.

Jackson, who had 146 receiving yards and two touchdowns in Week 1, can become the fifth player in NFL history to record at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in each of his team’s first three games of a season.

The players with at least 100 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in each of their team’s first three games of a season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON
Randy Moss^ New England 2007#
Marvin Harrison^ Indianapolis 1999
Jerry Rice^ San Francisco 1989
Dwight Clark San Francisco 1982
     
DeSean Jackson Tampa Bay 2018*
*Through first two games
#Had 100+ rec. yards and TD in team’s first four games
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

GREEN IS GOOD: Cincinnati wide receiver A.J. GREEN had three touchdown receptions in the Bengals’ Week 2 victory over Baltimore.

Green, who has four touchdown receptions through two games, needs two touchdowns at Carolina (1:00 PM ET, CBS) to become the fourth player in the Super Bowl era to record six touchdown catches through his team’s first three games of a season.

The players with the most touchdown receptions through his team’s first three games of a season in the Super Bowl era:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON TOUCHDOWN CATCHES IN TEAM’S 1ST 3 GAMES
Calvin Johnson Detroit 2011 6
Marvin Harrison^ Indianapolis 1999 6
Daryl Turner Seattle 1985 6
       
A.J. Green Cincinnati 2018 4*
*Through first two games
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

LIKE MIKE: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS recorded 12 receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns in the Saints’ Week 2 win over Cleveland. Thomas has 28 receptions in the Saints’ first two games, the most by a player in his team’s first two games in NFL history.

Thomas needs seven receptions at Atlanta (1:00 PM ET, FOX) to surpass JULIO JONES (34 in 2015) for the most catches by a player in his team’s first three games to start a season in NFL history.

The players with the most receptions in his team’s first three games of the season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON RECEPTIONS IN TEAM’S 1ST 3 GAMES
Julio Jones Atlanta 2015 34
Troy Brown New England 2002 31
Clark Gaines New York Jets 1980 31
Wes Welker New England 2011 31
       
Michael Thomas New Orleans 2018 28*
*Through first two games

 

NFL announces Week 2 Players of the Week

PRESS RLEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

 

CHIEFS QB PATRICK MAHOMES, COLTS LB DARIUS LEONARD &

TITANS DB DANE CRUIKSHANK NAMED AFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 2

Quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES of the Kansas City Chiefs, linebacker DARIUS LEONARD of the Indianapolis Colts and defensive back DANE CRUIKSHANK of the Tennessee Titans are the AFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 2 (September 13, 16-17).

OFFENSE: QB PATRICK MAHOMES, KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

DEFENSE: LB DARIUS LEONARD, INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

SPECIAL TEAMS: DB DANE CRUIKSHANK, TENNESSEE TITANS

 

2018 AFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

Offense Defense Special Teams
Wk 1 QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City LB T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh WR-KR Jakeem Grant, Miami
Wk 2 QB Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City LB Darius Leonard, Indianapolis DB Dane Cruikshank, Tennessee

 

 

BUCCANEERS QB RYAN FITZPATRICK, BEARS LB DANNY TREVATHAN &

49ERS K ROBBIE GOULD NAMED NFC PLAYERS OF WEEK 2

​Quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, linebacker DANNY TREVATHAN of the Chicago Bears and kicker ROBBIE GOULD of the San Francisco 49ers are the NFC Offensive, Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for games played in Week 2 (September 13, 16-17).

OFFENSE: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

DEFENSE: LB DANNY TREVATHAN, CHICAGO BEARS

SPECIAL TEAMS: K ROBBIE GOULD, SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS


2018 NFC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

 

Offense Defense Special Teams
Wk 1 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay S Harrison Smith, Minnesota K Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
Wk 2 QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay LB Danny Trevathan, Chicago K Robbie Gould, San Francisco

 

NFL Week 3 Preview

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

 

PROLIFIC PASSERS TAKE THE STAGE AS NFL HEADS INTO WEEK 3

Week 2 was one for the history books, as high scores, close games and prolific passers around the league highlighted a thrilling week of NFL action.

Through the first two weeks of the season, there have been 174 total touchdowns scored, the most in NFL history through Week 2, and the 1,506 total points are the second-most in league annals (1,556 in 2012) through the first two weeks of a season.

MOST TOUCHDOWNS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS, NFL HISTORY   MOST TOTAL POINTS IN FIRST TWO WEEKS, NFL HISTORY
SEASON TOUCHDOWNS   SEASON TOTAL POINTS
2018 174 2012 1,556
2011 172   2018 1,506
2015 170   2011 1,502
2012 170   2015 1,488

 

Close games continue to be the norm in 2018, as 25 of the season’s 32 games (78.1 percent) through two weeks of the season have been within one score in the fourth quarter, tied for the third-most in NFL history through Week 2. Twenty-one games have been decided by eight or fewer points through Week 2, the third-most in league history through the first two weeks of a season. Nine teams, including four last week (Denver, Minnesota, New Orleans and Tennessee), have won or tied after trailing in the fourth quarter this season.

Last week, 17 of the league’s 32 starting quarterbacks (53.1 percent) recorded a passer rating of at least 100 and six passers completed at least 80 percent of their attempts (minimum 15 attempts), both the most in a single week in league history.

Three quarterbacks – Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER (452 passing yards), Minnesota’s KIRK COUSINS (425) and Tampa Bay’s RYAN FITZPATRICK (402) – threw for at least 400 yards in Week 2. There have been six 400-yard passing performances in the first two weeks of the season, tied with the 2011 and 2013 seasons for the most 400-yard passers through the first two weeks of a season in league history. Fitzpatrick, who has thrown for at least 400 yards in each of the Buccaneers first two games of the season, looks to become the first player in NFL history with at least 400 passing yards in three consecutive games.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES threw six touchdown passes against Pittsburgh last week and has 10 touchdown passes in two games this season, the most in NFL history by a quarterback in his team’s first two games of a season.

The 65 touchdown passes in Week 2 are tied for the most in a single week in league history (2015, Week 15) and the 8,385 net passing yards are the second-most in a single week in league annals (8,706 in Week 2, 2016).

MOST TD PASSES IN SINGLE WEEK, NFL HISTORY   MOST NET PASSING YARDS IN SINGLE WEEK,

NFL HISTORY

SEASON WEEK TD PASSES   SEASON WEEK NET PASS YARDS
2018 2 65   2016 2 8,706
2015 15 65   2018 2 8,385
2013 14 64   2015 12 8,287

 

Entering Week 3, league-wide passing numbers are on a historic pace, as the marks for completions (1,516), completion percentage (65.3 percent), touchdown passes (114) and passer rating (92.6) are all the highest in NFL history through the first two weeks of a season.

SEASON COMPLETIONS   SEASON COMPLETION PCT. SEASON TD PASSES SEASON RATING
2018 1,516 2018 65.3 2018 114 2018 92.6
2013 1,489   2015 64.9 2013 111 2015 92.4

 

Seven teams enter Week 3 with a 2-0 record: CINCINNATI, DENVERJACKSONVILLEKANSAS CITY, the LOS ANGELES RAMSMIAMI and TAMPA BAY. Two teams from the NFC North– GREEN BAY and MINNESOTA – have a record of 1-0-1 after tying 29-29 at Lambeau Field last week. Five of the nine undefeated teams this season missed the 2017 postseason – Cincinnati, Denver, Green Bay, Miami and Tampa Bay. Since 1990, when the current playoff format was adopted, 142 of the 228 teams (62.3 percent) to start 2-0 have qualified for the postseason.

Below are a few highlights of the Week 3 schedule, which features eight interconference matchups and two divisional contests:

Week 3 kicks off at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland as the Browns host the New York Jets on Thursday, September 20 (8:20 PM ET, NFL Network). Both the Jets and Browns look to rebound from close losses last week. Jets rookie quarterback SAM DARNOLD, who threw for 334 yards against Miami last week, became the youngest player in NFL history (21 years, 103 days old) with at least 300 passing yards in a single game in Week 2,­­ surpassing the previous record held by JACKY LEE (21 years, 137 days old on November 25, 1960). Browns wide receiver JARVIS LANDRY has recorded at least five catches in 19 consecutive games, tied with LAVERANUES COLES for the second-longest streak in league annals.

Two first-year head coaches – Detroit’s MATT PATRICIA and Indianapolis’ FRANK REICH – ­­face their former teams as the Lions welcome the New England Patriots to Ford Field on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC) and the Colts travel to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles (1:00 PM ET, FOX).

The Chargers travel to the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to face the Rams (4:05 PM ET, CBS) in the first matchup between two teams from LA since November 13, 1994, when the Raiders defeated the Rams 20-17 at Anaheim Stadium.

Monday night’s Week 3 finale (8:15 PM ET, ESPN) features DE SEAN JACKSON and the Buccaneers hosting Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers at Raymond James Stadium. Jackson, who leads the NFL with 275 receiving yards and had a 75-yard touchdown catch in Week 2, has 23 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE for the most such touchdowns in league history. Last week, Roethlisberger (51,852 career passing yards) surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHN ELWAY (51,475) for the seventh-most passing yards in NFL history.

NFL WEEK 3 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 23-24

(All times eastern)

Thursday, September 20 Sunday, September 23 (cont’d)
New York Jets at Cleveland, 8:20 PM (NFLN) Buffalo at Minnesota, 1:00 PM
Indianapolis at Philadelphia, 1:00 PM
Sunday, September 23 Green Bay at Washington, 1:00 PM
New Orleans at Atlanta, 1:00 PM Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 PM
Denver at Baltimore, 1:00 PM Chicago at Arizona, 4:25 PM
Cincinnati at Carolina, 1:00 PM Dallas at Seattle, 4:25 PM
New York Giants at Houston, 1:00 PM New England at Detroit, 8:20 PM (NBC)
Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1:00 PM
San Francisco at Kansas City, 1:00 PM Monday, September 24
Oakland at Miami, 1:00 PM Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 8:15 PM (ESPN)