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MLB extends Commissioner Manfred’s contract

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William O. DeWitt, Jr., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of the St. Louis Cardinals, Chairman of the Finance Committee and the elected presiding officer of the Commissioner re-election process, announced today that the Major League Clubs have voted to extend the contract of Commissioner Robert D. Manfred, Jr. The five-year extension is through the 2024 regular season. The announcement was made at the conclusion of the owners’ meetings.

Prior to being elected Commissioner in August 2014 and assuming the position in January 2015, Manfred was Major League Baseball’s Chief Operating Officer. Upon joining MLB full-time in 1998, the graduate of Cornell University and Harvard Law School served as an Executive Vice President, overseeing labor relations, economics and league affairs.

 

Cleveland Indians invite Justin Grimm to Spring Training

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The Cleveland Indians announced Thursday that they have signed free-agent RHP Justin Grimm to a Minor League contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League Spring Training camp.

Grimm, 30, owns a career Major League record of 20-23 with a 4.98 ERA in 306 games/19 starts with Texas, Chicago-NL, Kansas City and Seattle (356.0IP, 345H, 197ER, 154BB, 361SO). The Bristol, Virginia native recorded at least 50 relief appearances with the Cubs over four straight seasons, 2014-17, recording a 3.78 ERA in a career-high 73 outings in 2014 and a 1.99 ERA the following year.

He split the 2018 campaign between the Kansas City and Seattle organizations around two trips to the Major League Disabled List with the Royals. He posted a 1.93 ERA in five September outings (1ER/4.2IP) with the Mariners to conclude the season. He began his professional career in 2010 in the Texas Rangers organization (fifth round, First-Year Player Draft) out of the University of Georgia and was acquired by the Cubs in July 2013.

Read more: Cleveland Indians

 

Cincinnati Reds announce 2019 Caravan Tour schedule

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On The Road January 17-20

 

The 2019 Cincinnati Reds Caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 17 and will travel more than 3,800 miles with stops in five states over four days.

The four Caravan tours travel through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Tennessee providing fans of all ages with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, top minor leaguers, broadcasters, members of the Reds front office staff, and mascots.

At each of the 17 fan stops, the groups will field questions and sign autographs while time allows.

All Caravan fan stops are free and open to the public, and at each fan stop the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2019 Opening Day game on Thursday, March 28 (4:10 pm) vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates.

For the fourth year in a row, the Reds Caravan will culminate with the Caravan Finale at the Florence Mall in Florence, Ky. on Sunday, Jan. 20. Doors to the mall open at 9 a.m. and the Q&A with players will begin at 11 a.m. From Noon to 2 p.m., fans can get autographs with current players and photos with Reds alumni and minor leaguers.

The Reds Caravan is presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network.

Scheduled to appear on the North Tour: Broadcaster Jeff Piecoro, pitchers Sal Romano and Cody Reed, Vice President & Senior Advisor to the General Manager Buddy Bell, Vice President of Player Development Shawn Pender, and mascot Mr. Red.

North Tour     Fan Stops Time EST
Thursday, Jan. 17     Columbus, Ohio (Polaris Fashion Place)           7 – 9 pm
Friday, Jan. 18   Lima, Ohio (Apollo Career Center)               5:30 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19    Dayton, Ohio (National Museum of the U.S. Air Force)       11 am – 2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19    Hamilton, Ohio (Parrish Auditorium at Miami-Hamilton Univ.)   3 – 5:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20    Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)       11 am – 2 pm
Scheduled to appear on the South Tour: Broadcaster Marty Brennaman, catchers Tucker Barnhart and Curt Casali, minor league outfielder Taylor Trammell, Reds Hall of Famer Tom Browning, Vice President & General Manager Nick Krall, and mascot Gapper.

South Tour     Fan Stops                           Time EST
Thursday, Jan. 17     Louisville, Ky. (Louisville Slugger Field)           6 – 8 pm
Friday, Jan. 18    Nashville, Tenn. (CoolSprings Galleria)           6 – 8 pm (5-7 pm CST)
Saturday, Jan. 19    Bowling Green, Ky. (Greenwood Mall)               Noon – 2 pm (11 am-1 pm CST)
Saturday, Jan. 19    Lexington, Ky. (The Red Mile – new for 2019)           4:30 – 6:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20   Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)       11 am – 2 pm

Scheduled to appear on the East Tour: Broadcaster Thom Brennaman, outfielders Phillip Ervin and Jesse Winker, minor league outfielder Stuart Fairchild, roving catching instructor & former catcher Corky Miller, Manager David Bell, President & COO Phil Castellini, Vice President & Assistant General Manager Sam Grossman, and mascot Mr. Redlegs.

East Tour     Fan Stops         Time EST
Thursday, Jan. 17     Athens, Ohio (Athens Community Center)           6:30 – 8:30 pm
Friday, Jan. 18    Charleston, W.Va. (Charleston Town Center)           5:45 – 7:45 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19    Parkersburg/Vienna, W.Va. (Grand Central Mall)       10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19    Huntington, W. Va. (Huntington Mall)               2:30 – 4:30 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20   Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)       11 am to 2 pm
Scheduled to appear on the West Tour: Broadcasters Jeff Brantley and Jim Day, third baseman Eugenio Suárez, pitcher Tanner Roark (Thurs. & Fri. only), minor league catcher Tyler Stephenson, President of Baseball Operations Dick Williams, and mascot Rosie Red.

West Tour       Fan Stops     Time EST
Thursday, Jan. 17     Muncie, Ind. (Stoops Automotive)               6:15 – 8:15 pm
Friday, Jan. 18    Evansville, Ind. (Eastland Mall)                   5 – 7 pm (4-6 pm CST)
Saturday, Jan. 19    Indianapolis, Ind. (Castleton Square Mall)           Noon – 2 pm
Saturday, Jan. 19    Batesville, Ind. (Southeastern Indiana YMCA)           4 – 6 pm
Sunday, Jan. 20    Florence, Ky. (Caravan Finale at Florence Mall)       11 am to 2 pm

All times, locations and participants are subject to change. Additional Caravan participants may be added to select tours.

Seating is limited at all Caravan stops. Autographs will be available on a first-come, first-served basis while time allows. No posed photographs. There may be restrictions on items participants can sign.

The Reds Caravan will also visit over 20 Reds on Radio affiliates as well as schools, businesses and hospitals throughout Reds Country as part of the “Reds Caravan Takeover.”

Reds sales representatives will be at each stop to answer ticketing questions and discuss 2019 ticket plans, while the Reds Hall of Fame, Reds Community Fund and Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network will attend select stops.

Memberships to the Reds Heads, Reds Rookies and Club Red fan clubs will be for sale at select stops.

Visit reds.com/caravan for up-to-date information.

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NFL announces 2018 Pepsi Rookie of the Year; Giants’ Barkley, Browns’ Mayfield head the finalists

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Winner Selected by Fan Vote on NFL.com/rookies

The National Football League today announced the five finalists for the 2018 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award.

2018 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

PLAYER POSITION TEAM
Saquon Barkley Running Back New York Giants
Nick Chubb Running Back Cleveland Browns
Darius Leonard Linebacker Indianapolis Colts
Phillip Lindsay Running Back Denver Broncos
Baker Mayfield Quarterback Cleveland Browns

 

Starting today, fans can vote for one of these five players on NFL.com/rookies through Monday, January 21 at 3:00 PM ET to determine the2018 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR.

The 2018 PEPSI NFL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR award will be recognized in Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII festivities and online atNFL.com/rookies.

The five finalists were selected for their outstanding performances through the 2018 NFL season. Each week, five nominees were chosen for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and fans voted for the winner on NFL.com. Those results were used to help determine the finalists.

A closer look at the finalists:

 

  • New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley

A 2019 Pro Bowl selection, Barkley led the NFL with 2,028 scrimmage yards and joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Eric Dickerson (2,212 scrimmage yards in 1983) and Edgerrin James (2,139 in 1999) as the only rookies with at least 2,000 scrimmage yards in NFL history. Barkley recorded 91 receptions in 2018, the most by a rookie running back in league annals.

 

  • Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb

Chubb finished with 1,145 scrimmage yards, the third-most among rookie running backs and totaled 10 touchdowns during the 2018 season. Chubb set a franchise rookie record with 996 rush yards and totaled four games with at least 100 rushing yards this season, tied for the second-most by a rookie in 2018.

 

  • Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard

Leonard led the NFL with 163 tackles, the most by a rookie since Luke Kuechly in 2012 (164 tackles). Leonard recorded seven games with at least 10 tackles, tied for the most in the league and was the only player in the NFL with 100 tackles and seven sacks in 2018.

 

  • Denver Broncos RB Phillip Lindsay

Lindsay ranked second among rookies with 1,037 rushing yards and became the third undrafted rookie since 1970 with 1,000 rushing yards. A 2019 Pro Bowl selection, Lindsay is the first undrafted offensive rookie to the be selected to the annual All-Star game.

 

  • Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield

Mayfield led all rookies with 3,725 pass yards and had 27 touchdown passes, the most by a rookie in league history. Mayfield threw at least one touchdown pass in all 13 of his career starts and became the third QB in the Super Bowl era with a touchdown pass in each of his first 10 career starts.

 

This is Pepsi’s 17th year as the official soft drink sponsor of the NFL and the 16th year that Pepsi will present the NFL Rookie of the Week and NFL Rookie of the Year award.

 

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About PepsiCo:

 

PepsiCo products are enjoyed by consumers more than one billion times a day in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. PepsiCo generated more than $63 billion in net revenue in 2017, driven by a complementary food and beverage portfolio that includes Frito-Lay, Gatorade, Pepsi-Cola, Quaker and Tropicana. PepsiCo’s product portfolio includes a wide range of enjoyable foods and beverages, including 22 brands that generate more than $1 billion each in estimated annual retail sales.

 

At the heart of PepsiCo is Performance with Purpose – our fundamental belief that the success of our company is inextricably linked to the sustainability of the world around us. We believe that continuously improving the products we sell, operating responsibly to protect our planet and empowering people around the world enable PepsiCo to run a successful global company that creates long-term value for society and our shareholders. For more information, visit www.pepsico.com.

 

 

2019 NFL Playoff Preview

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2018 NFL PLAYOFFS GET UNDERWAY

The NFL playoffs begin on Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6, with Wild Card Weekend. On Saturday, the Indianapolis Colts play at the Houston Texans (ESPN/ABC, 4:35 PM ET) and the Seattle Seahawks visit the Dallas Cowboys (FOX, 8:15 PM ET). Wild Card Weekend continues Sunday with the Los Angeles Chargers at the Baltimore Ravens (CBS, 1:05 PM ET) and the Philadelphia Eagles traveling to face the Chicago Bears (NBC, 4:40 PM ET).

The following week (January 12-13), the Kansas City Chiefs (Saturday, NBC, 4:35 PM ET) and New England Patriots (Sunday, CBS, 1:05 PM ET) in the AFC and the Los Angeles Rams (Saturday, FOX, 8:15 PM ET) and New Orleans Saints (Sunday, FOX, 4:40 PM ET) in the NFC host the Divisional Playoffs. The Chiefs and Saints own home-field advantage for the Conference Championship Games (January 20) if they win their Divisional contests.

The 2019 Pro Bowl (ESPN, with simulcast on ABC, 3:00 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, January 27 at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida and Super Bowl LIII will take place on Sunday, February 3 (CBS, 6:30 PM ET), at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

TURNAROUND TEAMS & CONSISTENT WINNERS HIGHLIGHT PLAYOFF FIELD

There are seven new playoff teams in 2018: BALTIMORECHICAGODALLASHOUSTONINDIANAPOLIS, the LOS ANGELES CHARGERS and SEATTLE.

Since 1990 – a streak of 29 consecutive seasons – at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.

The teams since 1990 to make the playoffs a season after failing to qualify:

SEASON PLAYOFF TEAMS NOT IN PREVIOUS SEASON’S PLAYOFFS
1990 7 (Cincinnati, Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles Raiders, Miami, New Orleans, Washington)
1991 5 (Atlanta, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, New York Jets)
1992 6 (Miami, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Diego, San Francisco)
1993 5 (Denver, Detroit, Green Bay, Los Angeles Raiders, New York Giants)
1994 5 (Chicago, Cleveland, Miami, New England, San Diego)
1995 4 (Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis, Philadelphia)
1996 5 (Carolina, Denver, Jacksonville, Minnesota, New England)
1997 5 (Detroit, Kansas City, Miami, New York Giants, Tampa Bay)
1998 5 (Arizona, Atlanta, Buffalo, Dallas, New York Jets)
1999 7 (Detroit, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Seattle, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Washington)
2000 6 (Baltimore, Denver, New Orleans, New York Giants, Oakland, Philadelphia)
2001 6 (Chicago, Green Bay, New England, New York Jets, Pittsburgh, San Francisco)
2002 5 (Atlanta, Cleveland, Indianapolis, New York Giants, Tennessee)
2003 8 (Baltimore, Carolina, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New England, St. Louis, Seattle)
2004 5 (Atlanta, Minnesota, New York Jets, Pittsburgh, San Diego)
2005 7 (Carolina, Chicago, Cincinnati, Jacksonville, New York Giants, Tampa Bay, Washington)
2006 7 (Baltimore, Dallas, Kansas City, New Orleans, New York Jets, Philadelphia, San Diego)
2007 6 (Green Bay, Jacksonville, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay, Tennessee, Washington)
2008 7 (Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Carolina, Miami, Minnesota, Philadelphia)
2009 6 (Cincinnati, Dallas, Green Bay, New England, New Orleans, New York Jets)
2010 5 (Atlanta, Chicago, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Seattle)
2011 6 (Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Houston, New York Giants, San Francisco)
2012 4 (Indianapolis, Minnesota, Seattle, Washington)
2013 5 (Carolina, Kansas City, New Orleans, Philadelphia, San Diego)
2014 5 (Arizona, Baltimore, Dallas, Detroit, Pittsburgh)
2015 4 (Houston, Kansas City, Minnesota, Washington)
2016 6 (Atlanta, Dallas, Detroit, Miami, New York Giants, Oakland)
2017 8 (Buffalo, Carolina, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, Minnesota, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Tennessee)
2018 7 (Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles Chargers, Seattle)

 

Four teams won division titles – Baltimore (AFC North), Chicago (NFC North), Dallas (NFC East) and Houston (AFC South) – after missing the playoffs last season.

The divisions with new champions in 2018:

AFC SOUTH AFC NORTH NFC EAST NFC NORTH
2018 Houston Baltimore Dallas Chicago
2017 Jacksonville Pittsburgh Philadelphia Minnesota

 

In the 17 seasons since realignment, 29 of the 32 NFL teams have won a division title at least once.

How the 2018 playoff teams have fared in the 17 seasons since realignment in 2002 (2018 division winners in bold/italics):

TEAM DIVISION TITLES PLAYOFF BERTHS
New England 15 15
Indianapolis 9 13
Seattle 8 12
Philadelphia 7 10
Baltimore 5 9
Dallas 5 7
Houston 5 5
Kansas City 5 8
Los Angeles Chargers 5 7
New Orleans 5 7
Chicago 4 4
Los Angeles Rams 3 4

 

Both the Chicago Bears (NFC North) and Houston Texans (AFC South) completed “worst-to-first” turnarounds and at least one team has won its division the season after finishing in or tied for last place in 15 of the past 16 seasons. With Chicago and Houston earning division titles, 2018 marked the second consecutive season that two teams went from worst to first (Jacksonville and Philadelphia in 2017) – something that has never happened in any other major US sport.

The teams to go from “worst-to-first” in their divisions since 2003:

SEASON TEAM RECORD PRIOR SEASON RECORD ADVANCED TO
2003 Carolina Panthers 11-5 7-9 Super Bowl XXXVIII
2003 Kansas City Chiefs 13-3 8-8* Divisional Playoffs
2004 Atlanta Falcons 11-5 5-11 NFC Championship
2004 San Diego Chargers 12-4 4-12* Wild Card Playoffs
2005 Chicago Bears 11-5 5-11 Divisional Playoffs
2005 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 11-5 5-11 Wild Card Playoffs
2006 Baltimore Ravens 13-3 6-10* Divisional Playoffs
2006 New Orleans Saints 10-6 3-13 NFC Championship
2006 Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 6-10 Divisional Playoffs
2007 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 9-7 4-12 Wild Card Playoffs
2008 Miami Dolphins 11-5 1-15 Wild Card Playoffs
2009 New Orleans Saints 13-3 8-8 Won Super Bowl XLIV
2010 Kansas City Chiefs 10-6 4-12 Wild Card Playoffs
2011 Denver Broncos 8-8 4-12 Divisional Playoffs
2011 Houston Texans 10-6 6-10* Divisional Playoffs
2012 Washington Redskins 10-6 5-11 Wild Card Playoffs
2013 Carolina Panthers 12-4 7-9* Divisional Playoffs
2013 Philadelphia Eagles 10-6 4-12 Wild Card Playoffs
2015 Washington Redskins 9-7 4-12 Wild Card Playoffs
2016 Dallas Cowboys 13-3 4-12 Divisional Playoffs
2017 Jacksonville Jaguars 10-6 3-13 AFC Championship
2017 Philadelphia Eagles 13-3 7-9 Won Super Bowl LII
2018 Chicago Bears 12-4 5-11 ???
2018 Houston Texans 11-5 4-12* ???

*Tied for last place

The 2018 field also showcases teams that have enjoyed recent postseason success. Since realignment in 2002, the New England Patriots have been to the playoffs 15 times, which is the most in the NFL.

The 2018 playoff teams with the most postseason appearances since 2002 (includes 2018):

TEAM POSTSEASON APPEARANCES
New England 15
Indianapolis 13
Seattle 12
Philadelphia 10
Baltimore 9

Seven of this season’s 12 playoff teams have won at least one Super Bowl since 1999, capturing 12 of the past 19 Vince Lombardi Trophies. Those teams are the Patriots (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, XLIX, LI), Ravens (XXXV, XLVII), Colts (XLI), Eagles (LII), Rams (XXXIV), Saints (XLIV) and Seahawks (XLVIII).

SUPER BOWL SEASON WINNER
XXXIV 1999 St. Louis Rams*
XXXV 2000 Baltimore Ravens*
XXXVI 2001 New England Patriots*
XXXVII 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
XXXVIII 2003 New England Patriots*
XXXIX 2004 New England Patriots*
XL 2005 Pittsburgh Steelers
XLI 2006 Indianapolis Colts*
XLII 2007 New York Giants
XLIII 2008 Pittsburgh Steelers
XLIV 2009 New Orleans Saints*
XLV 2010 Green Bay Packers
XLVI 2011 New York Giants
XLVII 2012 Baltimore Ravens*
XLVIII 2013 Seattle Seahawks*
XLIX 2014 New England Patriots*
50 2015 Denver Broncos
LI 2016 New England Patriots*
LII 2017 Philadelphia Eagles*
*In 2018 postseason

The Baltimore Ravens (.652) and New England Patriots (.630) rank first and second all-time in postseason winning percentage.

The 12 playoff teams and their postseason records:

TEAM WINS LOSSES PCT.
Baltimore Ravens 15   8   .652
New England Patriots 34   20   .630
Dallas Cowboys 34   27   .557
Seattle Seahawks 16   15   .516
Philadelphia Eagles 22   21   .512
Indianapolis Colts 22   23   .489
Chicago Bears 17   18   .486
New Orleans Saints 8   10   .444
Los Angeles Rams 19   25   .432
Houston Texans 3   4   .429
Los Angeles Chargers 11   17   .393
Kansas City Chiefs 9   18   .333

YOUTH & CONSISTENCY HIGHLIGHT THE PLAYOFF QUARTERBACKS

The 2018 postseason is filled with young stars on the rise and veterans at the top of their game at the quarterback position.

Three quarterbacks – Baltimore’s LAMAR JACKSON, Chicago’s MITCHELL TRUBISKY and Houston’s DESHAUN WATSON – are expected to make their first career postseason starts on Wild Card Weekend while Kansas City’s PATRICK MAHOMES, who led the league with 50 touchdown passes, will make his postseason debut in the AFC Divisional round.

New England quarterback TOM BRADY, who has led the Patriots to 10 consecutive division titles and five Super Bowl championships, is the postseason’s all-time leader in games played (37), passing yards (10,226) and touchdown passes (71). Brady and Philadelphia quarterback NICK FOLES, who will make his fifth career postseason start, combined for an NFL-record 874 pass yards in Super Bowl LII last season. Foles had a 115.7 passer rating during the 2017 playoffs to help lead the Eagles to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES, a veteran of 18 NFL seasons, will make his 14th postseason start in the NFC Divisional round after leading the league with an NFL-record 74.4 completion percentage and 115.7 passer rating in 2018. Los Angeles Chargers PHILIP RIVERS, in his 15th season, registered his 10th career 4,000-passing yard season and will make his 10th career postseason appearance.

Los Angeles Rams quarterback JARED GOFF and Dallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT, both selected by their teams in the 2016 NFL Draft, have led their franchises to division titles in two of their first three NFL seasons and each will be making their second career postseason start.

Both members of the 2012 NFL Draft class, Indianapolis Colts quarterback ANDREW LUCK will be making his seventh career postseason start while Seattle Seahawks quarterback RUSSELL WILSON, who has led Seattle to the playoffs in six of his seven seasons, will be making his 13th career postseason start on Wild Card Weekend. Wilson led Seattle to a Super Bowl XLVIII championship in 2013 and a Super Bowl XLIX appearance in 2014.

A by-the-numbers look at the 12 quarterbacks in the 2018 postseason:

4 Rookie or 2nd-year Jackson, BAL; Mahomes, KC; Trubisky, CHI; Watson, HOU
7 1st-round Draft picks Goff, LAR; Jackson, BAL; Luck, IND; Mahomes, KC; Rivers, LAC; Trubisky, CHI; Watson, HOU
2 No. 1 overall picks Goff, LAR; Luck, IND (2012)
4 Drafted No. 75 overall or later, or undrafted Brady, NE; Foles, PHI; Prescott, DAL; Wilson, SEA
9 30 years old or younger Foles, PHI; Goff, LAR; Jackson, BAL; Luck, IND; Mahomes, KC; Prescott, DAL; Trubisky, CHI; Watson, HOU; Wilson, SEA
3 35 years old or older Brady, NE; Brees, NO; Rivers, LAC


BEST NFL PLAYOFF PERFORMANCES

(Single postseason)

PASSING YARDS
PLAYER, TEAM SEASON COMP. ATT. YARDS TD INT
Eli Manning, New York Giants
2011
106
163
1,219
9
1
Kurt Warner, Arizona
2008
92
135
1,147
11
3
Joe Flacco, Baltimore
2012
73
126
1,140
11
0
Tom Brady New England
2016
93
142
1,137
7
3
Tom Brady, New England
2017
89
139
1,132
8
0

 

RUSHING YARDS
PLAYER, TEAM SEASON ATT. YARDS TD  
John Riggins, Washington
1982
136
610
4
 
Terrell Davis, Denver
1997
112
581
8
 
Terrell Davis, Denver
1998
78
468
3
 
Marcus Allen, Los Angeles Raiders
1983
58
466
4
 
Eddie George, Tennessee
1999
108
449
3
 

 

RECEIVING YARDS
PLAYER, TEAM SEASON REC. YARDS TD  
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
2008
30
546
7
 
Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
2011
28
444
4
 
Jerry Rice, San Francisco
1988
21
409
6
 
Steve Smith, Sr., Carolina
2003
18
404
3
 
Charlie Brown, Washington
1983
14
401
1
 

 

RECEPTIONS
PLAYER, TEAM SEASON REC. YARDS TD  
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
2008
30
546
7
 
Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants
2011
28
444
4
 
Demaryius Thomas, Denver
2013
28
306
3
 
Steve Smith, Sr., Carolina
2015
27
335
3
 
Wes Welker, New England
2007
27
213
2
 

 

SCRIMMAGE TOUCHDOWNS
PLAYER, TEAM SEASON TOTAL TD RUSH TD REC. TD  
Terrell Davis, Denver
1997
8
8
0
 
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona
2008
7
0
7
 
Larry Csonka, Miami
1973
6
6
0
 
Franco Harris, Pittsburgh
1974
6
6
0
 
John Riggins, Washington
1983
6
6
0
 
Jerry Rice, San Francisco
1988
6
0
6
 
Gerald Riggs. Washington
1991
6
6
0
 
Ricky Watters. San Francisco
1993
6
6
0
 
Emmitt Smith, Dallas
1995
6
6
0
 

 

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