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Archive for October 7th, 2018

Vikings-Rams Thursday night matchup drew 15.1 million across all media platforms

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Viewership across TV and digital up +6% versus the 2017 Thursday Night Football average

Vikings-Rams on FOX, NFL Network, & FOX Deportes

scores a 8.9 HH rating and 14.5M viewers, up +6% and +5%

versus 2017 Thursday Night Football average

Average minute audience on all digital platforms, including Amazon, hits 816K (+86%): Highest ever for Thursday Night Football


Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light on Thursday, September 27 featuring the Los Angeles Rams win over the Minnesota Vikings in Week 4 was seen by an average audience of 15.1 million viewers across all platforms, including FOX, NFL Network, FOX Deportes, NFL digital, FOX Sports digital, Amazon, and Yahoo Sports – up +6% versus the 2017 10-game Thursday Night Football average. (TV + all digital)

The Nielsen-measured audience was 14.5 million viewers, up +5% versus the 2017 10-game Thursday Night Football average on NBC/CBS and NFL Network.

Digital streaming across Amazon Prime Video, Twitch, NFL digital platforms, FOX Sports digital platforms, and Yahoo Sports produced an average minute audience of 816K, an increase of +86% over the 2017 10-game Thursday Night Football average and the highest digital viewership ever for Thursday Night Football.

Amazon Prime Video and Twitch reached a total of 2.0M combined viewers worldwide for the FOX NFL Thursday pregame show and the Vikings-Rams game. For the Vikings-Rams game alone, 1.8M worldwide viewers initiated a stream on Prime Video or Twitch. The average worldwide audience watching Thursday Night Football for at least 30 seconds on Prime Video or Twitch was 527K.

The 2018 Thursday Night Football Presented by Bud Light season continues Thursday, October 5 when the New England Patriots host the Indianapolis Colts. Coverage from New England begins at 6:00 PM ET on NFL Network with NFL GameDay Kickoff.

 

Joint statement issued by NFL, NFLPA on concussion protocol review

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The NFL and NFLPA concluded their review of the application of the Concussion Protocol involving New England Patriots’ safety Patrick Chung during the Patriots-Jaguars game on September 16. The NFL and NFLPA conducted interviews with relevant Patriots personnel, the game official involved, the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant (UNC) and the booth ATC spotter, all of whom fully cooperated in the review.

The interviews established that the booth ATC spotter, booth UNC, sideline medical staff, and the game official each concluded that they did not need to initiate the Protocol. The game official observed that Mr. Chung was slow to get up and therefore removed him from play, but he did not identify a need to trigger the Protocol. Additionally, the unaffiliated medical personnel (booth UNC and booth ATC spotter) reviewed the play, did not identify a mechanism of injury and concluded the player was not exhibiting signs or symptoms suggestive of a concussion and therefore did not initiate the Protocol.

After Mr. Chung returned to the game for several plays, the Patriots’ coaching staff observed behavior that warranted a sideline review and the Protocol was triggered. The UNC and team medical staff conducted a sideline evaluation, which per the Concussion Game Day Checklist required a review of the video from the earlier play. Mr. Chung was cleared by the UNC and team medical staff. Subsequently, as is standard practice, the player remained under close observation following the sideline exam. During halftime, Mr. Chung was re-evaluated by the Club’s medical staff and the UNC and found to have potential concussion symptoms and therefore was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Mr. Chung had delayed development of concussions symptoms, which is not uncommon, and was removed as soon as that was recognized.

As a result of these findings, the NFL and NFLPA both concluded that the Protocol was not violated. The parties will continue to educate all stakeholders about the Protocol and emphasize conservative care.

 

NFL issues statement after revisiting “roughing the passer” uproar

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Statement from NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations
Troy Vin​cent

The NFL Competition Committee met last night by conference call to discuss the enforcement of roughing the passer rules with a specific emphasis on the use of body weight by the defender. The committee reviewed video of roughing the passer fouls from both this season to date and 2017.

In reiterating its position on quarterback protection, the committee determined there would be no changes to the point of emphasis approved this spring or to the rule, of which the body weight provision has been in place since 1995.

To ensure consistency in officiating the rule, the committee clarified techniques that constitute a foul.

Video feedback will continue to be provided throughout the season to coaches, players and officials illustrating clear examples of permissible and impermissible contact on the quarterback. https://tinyurl.com/y6vqjg54​

 

NFL News

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WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 4​

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Six active quarterbacks – New Orleans’ DREW BREES, New England’s TOM BRADY, the Los Angeles Chargers’ PHILIP RIVERS, the New York Giants’ ELI MANNING, Pittsburgh’s BEN ROETHLISBERGER and Green Bay’s AARON RODGERS – rank in the top 10 in NFL history in passing touchdowns.

Brees needs four touchdown passes to become the third player in league annals with 500 career touchdown passes, joining PEYTON MANNING (539) and Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (508).

Manning, who faces off against Brees and the Saints on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), needs one touchdown pass to break a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (342 touchdowns) and move into sole possession of seventh place on the league’s all-time touchdown passes list.

The players with the most touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) PASSING TOUCHDOWNS  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 539  
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 508  
Drew Brees* San Diego, New Orleans 496  
Tom Brady* New England 494  
Dan Marino^ Miami 420  
Philip Rivers* San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 350  
Eli Manning* New York Giants 342  
Fran Tarkenton^ Minnesota, New York Giants 342  
Ben Roethlisberger* Pittsburgh 336  
Aaron Rodgers* Green Bay 319  
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Five active quarterbacks – Brees, Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger and Rivers – rank in the top 10 in league history in passing yards.

With 316 passing yards against the Giants, Brees will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (71,838) for the second-most passing yards in league annals.

With 222 passing yards on Sunday against San Francisco on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Rivers will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHN ELWAY(51,475) for the eighth-most passing yards in NFL history.

The players with the most passing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) PASSING YARDS  
Peyton Manning Indianapolis, Denver 71,940  
Brett Favre^ Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota 71,838  
Drew Brees* San Diego, New Orleans 71,523  
Tom Brady* New England 66,803  
Dan Marino^ Miami 61,361  
Eli Manning* New York Giants 52,482  
Ben Roethlisberger* Pittsburgh 52,205  
John Elway^ Denver 51,475  
Philip Rivers* San Diego/Los Angeles Chargers 51,254  
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

LIKE A FINE WINE: Indianapolis kicker ADAM VINATIERI has made 565 career field goals during his 23-year career. With his next converted field goal, Vinatieri will surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer MORTEN ANDERSEN (565) for the most made field goals in NFL history.

The players with the most career made field goals in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM(S) CAREER FIELD GOALS
Morten Andersen^ New Orleans, Atlanta, New York Giants, Kansas City, Minnesota 565
Adam Vinatieri* New England, Indianapolis 565
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Vinatieri is the only player in NFL history to make at least 250 field goals with two different teams, converting 263 with New England (1996-2005) and 302 with Indianapolis (2006-present).

– NFL –

THREE’S COMPANY: Tampa Bay quarterback RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 411 yards and three touchdowns Week 3, becoming the first player in NFL history to throw for at least 400 yards in three consecutive games.

Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES completed 24 of 38 attempts (63.2 percent) for 314 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 115.5 passer rating in the Chiefs’ Week 3 victory over San Francisco. Mahomes has 13 touchdowns passes through the Chiefs first three games this season, the most by a player in his team’s first three games to start a season in NFL history.

Fitzpatrick and Mahomes, who have both thrown at least three touchdown passes in each of their team’s first three games of the season, can join TOM BRADY (2007) and Pro Football Hall of Famers STEVE YOUNG (1998) and KURT WARNER (1999) as the only players in NFL history to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of their team’s first four games to begin a season.

The players with the most consecutive games of at least three touchdown passes to begin their team’s season in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 3+ TD PASSES TO BEGIN SEASON
Tom Brady# New England 2007 10
Steve Young^ San Francisco 1998 5
Kurt Warner^# St. Louis 1999 4
Many tied     3
       
Ryan Fitzpatrick Tampa Bay 2018 3*
Patrick Mahomes Kansas City 2018 3*
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
#Named MVP

– NFL –

BETTER TOGETHER: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES and Pittsburgh quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER were both named Offensive Player of the Week in their respective conferences after leading their teams to victory in Week 3.

Among active head coach and quarterback tandems, the Saints duo of SEAN PAYTON and Brees and the Steelers combination of MIKE TOMLIN and Roethlisberger have each recorded 107 regular-season wins together.

With their next respective victories, the duos would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famers CHUCK NOLL and TERRY BRADSHAW (107) for the third-most wins by a head coach and quarterback tandem in NFL history.

The head coach and quarterback tandems with the most wins in NFL history:

TEAM HEAD COACH QUARTERBACK REGULAR SEASON WINS  
New England Bill Belichick* Tom Brady* 197  
Miami Don Shula^ Dan Marino^ 116  
Pittsburgh Chuck Noll^ Terry Bradshaw^ 107  
New Orleans Sean Payton* Drew Brees* 107  
Pittsburgh Mike Tomlin* Ben Roethlisberger* 107  
*Active
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

– NFL –

SHAKE AND BAKER: Cleveland rookie quarterback BAKER MAYFIELD, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, completed 17 of 23 attempts (73.9 percent) for 201 yards and caught a two-point conversion while leading Cleveland to their first win of the season in his NFL debut last week.

Mayfield is slated to make his first-career start on Sunday at Oakland (4:05 PM ET, FOX) and can join DAVID CARR (2002), MICHAEL VICK (2001), Pro Football Hall of Famer JOHN ELWAY (1983) and JIM PLUNKETT (1971) as quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the Super Bowl era to win their first-career start. Of the four quarterbacks taken No. 1 overall to win their first career start, Elway was the only QB to accomplish the feat on the road.

The quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the Super Bowl era with the highest passer ratings in their first-career start:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON PASSER RATING
Cam Newton Carolina 2011 110.4
Carson Palmer Cincinnati 2003 105.2
JaMarcus Russell Oakland 2007 91.3
Jeff George Indianapolis 1990 88.9
Jim Plunkett New England 1971 82.5

 

The quarterbacks selected No. 1 overall in the Super Bowl era with the most passing yards in their first-career start:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON PASSING YARDS
Cam Newton Carolina 2011 422
Vinny Testaverde Tampa Bay 1987 369
Andrew Luck Indianapolis 2012 309
Peyton Manning Indianapolis 1998 302
Sam Bradford St. Louis 2010 253


– NFL –

LIKE MIKE: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS recorded 10 receptions for 129 yards in the Saints’ Week 3 overtime win at Atlanta. Thomas has 38 receptions in the Saints’ first three games of the season, the most by a player in his team’s first three games of a season in NFL history, and has recorded at least 10 receptions in every game this season.

With 10 receptions at the New York Giants on Sunday (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Thomas can join CALVIN JOHNSON (four games in 2012) as the only players in NFL history to record at least 10 receptions in four consecutive games.

The players with the most consecutive games of at least 10 receptions in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 10+ RECEPTIONS
Calvin Johnson Detroit 2012 4
Many tied     3
       
Michael Thomas New Orleans 2018 3*
*Active streak

– NFL –

KEEP IT 100: New York Giants rookie running back SAQUON BARKLEY had 117 scrimmage yards (82 rushing, 35 receiving) and a rushing touchdown in the Giants’ Week 3 victory. Barkley has totaled at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first three career games.

With 100 scrimmage yards on Sunday against New Orleans (4:25 PM ET, CBS), Barkley can become the fifth player in NFL history to record at least 100 scrimmage yards in each of his first four career games.

The players with the most consecutive games of at least 100 scrimmage yards to begin their career in NFL history:

PLAYER TEAM SEASON CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS TO BEGIN CAREER
Kareem Hunt Kansas City 2017 7
Adrian Peterson Minnesota 2007 5
Billy Sims Detroit 1980 4
LaDainian Tomlinson^ San Diego 2001 4
Many tied     3
       
Saquon Barkley New York Giants 2018 3*
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

 

 

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