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Walnut Ridge Scots run away from South in 58-14 shocker

 

 

TE Kaveon Ross (7) and RB Lavarus Leach (2), are this week's 1ST & GOAL/Roadrunner Tires and Brake Players of the Game. Ross, a Hamilton Township transfer, scored 3 touchdowns all on receptions of 20, 11 and 22 yards. Leach, scored 3 as well. One as a DB, a 50 yard INT return and the other two on runs of 47 and 2 yards.

ROADRUNNER TIRES & BRAKE PLAYER OF THE GAME SHOW WITH JOSH CASSINGER

Kaveon Ross TE Walnut Ridge Roadrunner Tire & Brake Co-Player of the Game 10 11 2019

Lavarus Leach Walnut Ridge RB Roadrunner Tire & Brake Co-Player of the Game 10 11 2019

The Scots put the Bulldogs Away 58-14 in what was supposed to be the game of the year in the City League with both teams being undefeated.

Offensively the Scots came with the game plan to run all over the Bulldogs and did they.

On the legs of Javarus Leach with his 10 carries 160 yards and 2 touchdowns and the hands of Kaveon Ross 4 receptions for 62 yards and 3 touchdowns.

South had no answer for the Scots.

On defense Walnut Ridge dominated. Whether if it was a 50 yard pick six by Leach to only allowing under 100 yards of total offense, Ronmel Robins, Dawson Clark-Croone and Davion Green-Tucker could not get their offense rolling which was averaging just about 40 points a game.

As week 8 approaches the Scots now control their own destiny for a City league championship as they take on Marion Franklin this Friday and as for the Bulldogs their playoff hopes are still alive but will need wins and help to clinch a spot in the playoffs for the first time ever.

 

All graphics and photo by Josh Cassinger

 

Central Division’s Chicago Blackhawks 2019-20 Outlook: Return to the playoffs tough chore for team with youth movement

 

CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS: TEAM LOOK-AHEAD
The Blackhawks will look to get back into the playoff picture in 2019-20 after failing to secure a postseason berth in consecutive campaigns for the first time since a five-season drought from 2002-03 to 2007-08.

To help them return to postseason contention, Chicago acquired a pair of two-time Stanley Cup champions. Forward Andrew Shaw won the Stanley Cup twice with Chicago (2013 & 2015) and returns to the franchise via trade after three seasons with the Canadiens. Defenseman Olli Maatta was acquired in a trade with the Penguins after helping that franchise win back-to-back championships in 2016 and 2017.

In total, the Blackhawks boast eight players who have won multiple Stanley Cup championships, tied with the Penguins and Kings for the most among current rosters.

SEASON-OPENING STATS
* In 2018-19, the Blackhawks became the first team in NHL history to require overtime in each of their first five games to begin a season (3-0-2 from Oct. 4-13, 2018). It marked the third consecutive season in which a team has required extra time in each of their first three or more games to start a season (also VAN in 2016-17: 3-0-0 and OTT in 2017-18: 1-0-2) – it has happened only eight times overall.

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews both opened 2018-19 with three-game goal streaks en route to 44 and 35-goal campaigns, respectively. Only Max Bentley (5 GP), Bobby Hull (4 GP), Martin Havlat (4 GP) and John Marks (4 GP) had longer goal streaks to start a season in Blackhawks history.

OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK
* After posting 44-66—110 in 2018-19, Patrick Kane can become just the third player in franchise history to post back-to-back 100-point seasons (Denis Savard: 1981-82—1982-83 & 1984-85—1985-86; Jeremy Roenick: 1991-92—1993-94).

* A two-time 100-point producer, Kane can also become the third Blackhawks player to record three or more 100-point seasons with the club (Savard: 5 & Roenick: 3).

Jonathan Toews set career highs for goals (35), assists (46) and points (81) in 2018-19. He looks to post consecutive 80-point campaigns for the first time in his career – the only Blackhawks skaters with consecutive 80-point seasons over the past 30 years are Savard (1988-89—1989-90), Steve Larmer (1988-89—1990-91), Roenick (1990-91—1993-94) and Kane (2015-16—2016-17).

* Toews and Kane each have scored 20 or more goals in each of their first 12 NHL seasons, two of three active players to do so (also Alex Ovechkin: 14). Only 10 players in NHL history have scored at least 20 goals in each of their first 13 or more campaigns.

* After reaching a career high with 60 points in 2018-19, Erik Gustafsson (17-43—60 in 79 GP) can become just the third defenseman in franchise history to post consecutive 60-point campaigns. Doug Wilson (3x: 1981-82—1982-83; 1984-85—1985-86; 1988-89—1990-91) and Chris Chelios (1992-93—1993-94) are the only ones to do so.

THE FUTURE IS NOW
* At age 21, Alex DeBrincat put up a career-high 41 goals in 2018-19 to bring his two-season total to 69 tallies in 164 games. Only five players in Blackhawks history have reached 70 career goals in 170 games or fewerBill Mosienko (118 GP), Darryl Sutter (147 GP), Steve Larmer (149 GP), Max Bentley (151 GP) and Jeremy Roenick (166 GP).

* The Blackhawks selected defenseman Adam Boqvist with the eighth overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft. Boqvist skated for the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League in 2018-19 where he ranked second among all defensemen in goals (20) and sixth in points (60). Only three rookie defensemen in franchise history have posted 30 or more points in a season: Doug Crossman in 1981-82 (12-28—40 in 70 GP), Doug Wilson in 1977-78 (14-20—34 in 77 GP) and Brent Seabrook in 2005-06 (5-27—32 in 69 GP).

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Robin Lehner is the ninth William Jennings Trophy winner to start the season with a new team the year after winning the award. Of the previous eight, three registered 30 or more wins in their first season with the new club: Frederik Andersen (33 wins w/ TOR in 2016-17), Dominik Hasek (41 wins w/ DET in 2001-02) and Roman Turek (42 wins w/ STL in 1999-00).

Corey Crawford (244) is six wins shy of becoming the third goaltender to earn 250 career victories with the Blackhawks. The others: Tony Esposito (418) and Glenn Hall (276).

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
A look at how players have fared historically in their debut game/season with the franchise:

First game with Blackhawks. . .
SKATERS
Most goals: 2 – 10 times; last: Marian Hossa (Nov. 24, 2009)
Most assists: 3 – Denis Savard (Oct. 9, 1980)
Most points: 4 – Martin Havlat (Oct. 5, 2006)

DEFENSEMEN
Most goals: 2 – Ralph Nattrass (Dec. 8, 1946) and Phil Housley (Oct. 4, 2001)
Most assists: 2 – six times; last: Michal Rozsival (Jan. 20, 2013)
Most points: 3 – three times; last: Chris Chelios (Oct. 4, 1990)

GOALTENDERS
Most saves: 45 – Ed Belfour (Oct. 18, 1988)
Shutout: 3 goaltenders – last: Patrick Lalime (Feb. 7, 2007)

First season with Blackhawks. . .
SKATERS
Most goals: 43 – Rick Vaive (1987-88)
Most assists: 55 – Terry Ruskowski (1979—80)
Most points: 77 – Artemi Panarin (2015-16)

DEFENSEMEN
Most goals: 15 – Dale Tallon (1973-74) and Phil Housley (2001-02)
Most assists: 52 – Chris Chelios (1990-91)
Most points: 64 – Chris Chelios (1990-91)

GOALTENDERS
Most wins: 38 – Tony Esposito (1969-70)
Most Shutouts: 15 – Tony Esposito (1969-70)

 

PREVIEW WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

NHL Central Division’s Colorado Avalanche 2019-20 Outlook: Avs looking for 3 straight playoff berths

 

COLORADO AVALANCHE: TEAM LOOK-AHEAD
The Avalanche will look to clinch three consecutive berths in the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time since an 11-season run from 1994-95 to 2005-06. Additionally, Colorado has reached 90 standings points in each of the past two seasons – the last time they reached the 90-point mark in three or more consecutive seasons was a 12-season stretch from 1995-96 to 2007-08.

SEASON-OPENING STATS
Mikko Rantanen (4-12—16) and Nathan MacKinnon (8-7—15) each opened the 2018-19 season with a nine-game point streak en route to career years offensively. Only five skaters in franchise history had longer season-opening point streaks (all w/ QUE): Mats Sundin (30 GP in 1992-93), Peter Stastny (16 GP in 1987-88), Michel Goulet (14 GP in 1985-86), Joe Sakic (12 GP in 1988-89) and Wendel Clark (10 GP in 1994-95).

OFFENSIVE OUTLOOK
Nathan MacKinnon recorded a career-high 99 points in 2018-19 (41-58—99 in 82 GP) after also topping the 90-point mark in 2017-18 (39-58—97 in 74 GP). Since the team started play in Colorado in 1995-96, only two players have recorded three or more 90-point seasons with the club: Joe Sakic (4) and Peter Forsberg (4).

* Additionally, MacKinnon can become the first Avalanche/Nordiques player with consecutive 40-goal seasons since Michel Goulet had seven in a row from 1981-82 to 1987-88.

* MacKinnon (41), Gabriel Landeskog (34) and Mikko Rantanen (31) all reached the 30-goal mark in 2018-19, the first time the franchise saw three 30-goal scorers in the same season since four did so in 1995-96. The last time the franchise had three or more 30-goal scorers in consecutive seasons was 1984-85 and 1985-86 when the club was based in Quebec.

THE FUTURE IS NOW
* The Avalanche have selected a defenseman within the top five picks of the NHL Draft in two of the last three years: Cale Makar (No. 4 in 2017) and Bowen Byram (No. 4 in 2019). The franchise record for most points by a rookie defenseman is 37 (Bruce Bell: 6-31—37 in 1984-85 w/ QUE). The franchise mark for most goals by a rookie blueliner is 10, set in 2003-04 by John-Michael Liles, who also owns the highest point total by a rookie defenseman since the team’s move to Colorado (10-24—37).

* On April 15, Makar became the first defenseman – and seventh player of any position – to score a goal while making his League debut in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

BETWEEN THE PIPES
Philipp Grubauer owns a career save percentage of .921, tied for the highest among active goaltenders with at least 100 appearances. Grubauer, who had a career-high 18 wins in 2018-19 and looks to receive more playing time in 2019-20, can become the second German-born goaltender to win 20 games in a season (Thomas Greiss: 3x, most recently 2018-19).

FIRST IMPRESSIONS
A look at how players have fared historically in their debut game/season with the franchise:

First game with Avalanche/Nordiques. . .
SKATERS
Most goals: 3 – Real Cloutier (Oct. 10, 1979) and Joe Colborne (Oct. 15, 2016)
Most assists: 3 – three times; last: Francois Beauchemin (Oct. 8, 2015)
Most points: 3 – six times; last: Joe Colborne (Oct. 15, 2016)

DEFENSEMEN
Most goals: 1 – eight times; last: Stefan Elliott (Nov. 26, 2011)
Most assists: 3 – Kerry Huffman (Oct. 8, 1992) and Francois Beauchemin (Oct. 8, 2015)
Most points: 3 – Kerry Huffman (Oct. 8, 1992) and Francois Beauchemin (Oct. 8, 2015)

GOALTENDERS
Most saves: 38 – Craig Anderson (Oct. 1, 2009)
Shutout: Mario Gosselin (Feb. 26, 1984)

First season with Avalanche/Nordiques. . .
SKATERS
Most goals: 42 – Real Cloutier (1979-80)
Most assists: 70 – Peter Stastny (1980—81)
Most points: 109 – Peter Stastny (1980-81)

DEFENSEMEN
Most goals: 20 – Steve Duchesne (1992-93)
Most assists: 62 – Steve Duchesne (1992-93)
Most points: 82 – Steve Duchesne (1992-93)

GOALTENDERS
Most wins: 38 – Craig Anderson (2009-10)
Most Shutouts: 7 – Craig Anderson (2009-10)

 

PREVIEW WRITTEN BY NHL PUBLIC RELATIONS; COURTESY NHLmedia.com

‘NFL 100 Greatest Characters concludes Friday, October 18, 2019

Followed by Series Finale of ‘NFL 100 Roundtables’

Top 30 of ‘NFL 100 Greatest Characters’ Revealed at 8:00 PM ET​

‘NFL 100 Roundtables’ Series Concludes with ‘The Quarterbacks’ and ‘The Offensive Linemen’ at 10:00 PM ET

The NFL 100 Greatest series wraps up another category Friday, October 18 at 8:00 PM ET with the top 30 characters in NFL history unveiled, followed by the conclusion of the NFL 100 Roundtables series starting at 10:00 PM ET with “The Quarterbacks,” aptly paired with “The Offensive Linemen” at 10:30 PM ET.

 

Last week’s episodes of NFL 100 Greatest Characters revealed numbers 100-31 in two parts, with names such as Herm Edwards (No. 89), Jimmy Johnson (No. 62), Brian Bosworth (No. 49) and Ray Lewis (No. 38) all making the countdown.

 

Among the unforgettable NFL personalities viewers can expect to make the top 30 are:

 

  • The carefree personality of Rob Gronkowski
  • Lyle Alzado – “The first man to sack Joe Namath and smack Muhammad Ali
  • Marshawn Lynch and Bill Belichick, two vastly different personalities that embrace the ‘less is more’ approach at the podium
  • Deion Sanders, whose game-changing talent and trend-setting style launched his ‘Primetime’ persona
  • The man who coined the term ‘sack’ Deacon Jones

 

The series finale of NFL 100 Roundtables follows the conclusion of NFL 100 Greatest Characters. At 10:00 PM ET, “The Quarterbacks” edition of NFL 100 Roundtables features a gathering of legends including John ElwayDan FoutsJim KellyJoe NamathRoger Staubach and Kurt Warner, followed by a discussion among “The Offensive Linemen,” Jerry Kramer, Bruce MatthewsAnthony MunozJonathan Ogden and Will Shields at 10:30 PM ET.

 

For the NFL 100 Greatest series, NFL Films and NFL Media conducted more than 400 interviews with celebrities, current NFL stars and Legends. Parts 3 and 4 of NFL 100 Greatest Characters features interviews with the following personalities:

 

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Ernie Accorsi Jimmie Allen
Morten Andersen Charles Bailey Carl Banks
Charles Barkley Rick Barry Bobby Bell
Roger Bennett Chris Berman Elvin Bethea
Men in Blazers Mel Blount Joey Bragg
Gil Brandt Kyle Brandt Robert Brazile
Mark Brunell Joe Buck Pete Carroll
2 Chainz Garry Cobb Bryan Cranston
Kevin Cronin Ice Cube Ice Cube
Michael Davies Mike Ditka Carlos Dunlap
Jermaine Dupri Melissa Etheridge Ric Flair
Jim Gaffigan Joe Gibbs Jay Gruden
Jon Gruden Larry “The Cable Guy” Steve Harvey
Patricia Heaton Chris Jericho Keyshawn Johnson
Billy “White Shoes” Johnson Chris Johnson Keegan-Michael Key
Taran Killam Peter King Freddie Kitchens
Jerry Kramer Willie Lanier Rachel Lindsay
Howie Long Method Man Dan Marino
George R.R. Martin Marlee Matlin Pat McAfee
Sean McVay Charles Melton Shawne Merriman
Al Michaels Matt Millen Warren Moon
Chris Mortensen Chad-Michael Murray Joe Namath
Nelly Offset Josh Ostrovsky
Candace Patton Sean Payton Doug Pederson
Richard Petty Quavo Jalen Ramsey
John Randle Ahmad Rashad Rachael Ray
Andy Reid Condoleezza Rice Bear Rinehart
Bo Rinehart Ron Rivera Dave Robinson
Tony Romo Jeff Ross Chris Russo
Rex Ryan Deion Sanders Adam Schefter
Ryan Serhant Chris Simms Steve Smith Sr.
John Smoltz Michael Strahan Michele Tafoya
Fran Tarkenton Joe Theismann Joe Thomas
Sarah Tiana Jim Trotter Mitchell Trubisky
James Van Der Beek Matt Walsh Pete Wentz
Ed Werder Shane West Dana White
Kamerion Wimbley Trey Wingo Charles Woodson
Jack Youngblood

 

The NFL and the AP elected the “100 Greatest” across five categories – Plays, Games, Characters, Game Changers and Teams. The 80-person blue-ribbon panel was comprised of experts selected by the AP and NFL Media.

 

Friday nights are home to the slate of NFL 100 original programming on NFL Network this season. The NFL 100 Greatest Series continues Friday, October 25 at 8:00 PM ET with Parts 1 and 2 of NFL 100 Greatest Game Changers, the players whose impact on the field could never be underestimated.

 

As the official site for all things NFL 100, NFL.com/100 is the primary destination to stay up to speed with all the initiatives, activities and content happening across the league and at the club level. Additionally, NFL.com/100Greatest offers a companion experience to the series where fans will be able to relive their favorite moments from the show with clips and bonus content from the celebrities and influencers who shared their favorite NFL memories from the series.

 

ABOUT NFL MEDIA​

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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 and NFL Network apps on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4, Roku and Xbox One). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to NFL.com/nflnetwork. Listen to the audio versions NFL 100 Greatest on SiriusXM and Pandora Fridays at 11:00 PM ET or on-demand on the SXM and Pandora app.

 

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF NFLmedia.com

 

NFL moves into Week 7

 

NFL ON THRILLING PACE WITH 100TH GAME ON TAP

To help celebrate the NFL’s 100th season, each week will feature an NFL 100 Game of the Week. Each game is a nod to a momentous game played, a fierce rivalry that spans decades, a matchup of original teams and/or a game in which history was made . The NFL has designated Sunday’s Raiders-Packers matchup as the NFL100 Game of the Week because the contest involves teams that made indelible memories in three previous meetings. Most memorable was Super Bowl II, Jan. 14, 1968, at the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla., the final game of VINCE LOMBARDI’s Green Bay coaching career. The Packers, fresh off their Ice Bowl win over the Cowboys, held off the AFL champion Raiders, 33-14. … Nearly 25 years later, late in a frigid game against the L.A. Raiders on Dec. 26, 1993, LeROY BUTLER forced a Raiders fumble recovered by Pro Football Hall of Famer REGGIE WHITE. After rumbling 10 yards, White lateraled to Butler, who covered the remaining 25 yards into the end zone and invented the Lambeau Leap as Green Bay clinched a playoff berth … Then, on Dec. 22, 2003, in Oakland, Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE, only a day after his father’s death, threw for 399 yards and four touchdowns before a Monday Night Football television audience, leading Green Bay to a pivotal win that catapulted the Packers to the playoffs. … Incidentally, following the Raiders’ loss to Lombardi’s Packers in Super Bowl II, the Raiders won the next five meetings with Green Bay, and wouldn’t lose to the Packers again for 23 years, capturing three Super Bowls in that span.

MOST COMPETITIVE CONTESTS EVER: No other season through six weeks has produced more games decided by seven-or-fewer points than 2019. This year, 51 of 92 games (55.4 percent) have been decided by seven-or-fewer points, including nine of 14 games in Week 6. This season also is tied for the most one-point games through Week 6 since the 1970 merger.

The seasons with the most games decided by one- and seven-or-fewer points through six weeks:

GAMES DECIDED BY ONE-OR-FEWER POINTS, THROUGH WEEK 6, SINCE 1970 GAMES DECIDED BY SEVEN-OR-FEWER POINTS, THROUGH WEEK 6, ALL-TIME
2019 9 2019 51
2016 9   2016 50
1997 9   1999 50
1972 9   2018 47
1999 8   2015 47
      2011 47


100TH OF THE 100TH: One of the early contests Sunday will mark the 100th game of the NFL’s 100th season. The league has completed 92 games entering this week. As the 100th kickoff approaches, several NFL players and teams are on pace to challenge some of the game’s most esteemed records.

The week begins Thursday (8:20 PM ET, FOX/NFLN/AMAZON) at Empower Field at Mile High, where PATRICK MAHOMES and the KANSAS CITY CHIEFS meet JOE FLACCO and the DENVER BRONCOS. With 2,104 passing yards, Mahomes is on pace to break the single-season NFL record held by former Denver quarterback PEYTON MANNING (5,477 in 2013).

On Sunday afternoon (4:25 PM ET, FOX), LAMAR JACKSON and the BALTIMORE RAVENS travel to meet RUSSELL WILSON and the SEATTLE SEAHAWKS. Wilson has a passer rating over 100 in each of Seattle’s first six games and is on pace to break two single-season NFL records held by AARON RODGERS, his 122.5 passer rating in 2011 and his 0.34 interception percentage in 2018. Meanwhile, Jackson last week had 236 passing yards and a career-high 152 rushing yards with a touchdown in a 23-17 win over Cincinnati. His 152 rushing yards were the fourth-most by a quarterback in a single game in NFL history, including the postseason. Jackson, who registered his third career game with at least 115 rushing yards, is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to register at least 115 rushing yards in at least three games in his first two seasons.

To close Week 7 on Monday Night Football (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS visit the NEW YORK JETS. New England has held NFL quarterbacks this season to a 42.6 passer rating. Over a full season since 2000, the 2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers have held opponents to the lowest passer rating, 48.4. New England also through six weeks has outscored opponents by 142 points. Since the 1970 merger, only the 1999 Super Bowl champion St. Louis Rams (plus-154) had a higher point-differential through six weeks.

Notable individuals and teams on a historic pace through six weeks:

SINGLE-SEASON NFL RECORD PLAYER/CLUB HAS PACE RECORD, HELD BY
Passer rating Russell Wilson, Sea 124.7 124.7 122.5, Aaron Rodgers, 2011
Passing yards Patrick Mahomes, KC 2,104 5,611 5,477, Peyton Manning, 2013
Most games, 300-or-more passing yards Matt Ryan, Atl 6 16 13, Drew Brees, 2011
Lowest pct. of passes intercepted Russell Wilson, Sea 0.0 0.0 0.34, Aaron Rodgers, 2018
Completion percentage Derek Carr, Oak 73.3 73.3 74.4, Drew Brees, 2018
Receptions Michael Thomas, NO 53 141 143, Marvin Harrison, 2002
Yards from scrimmage Christian McCaffrey, Car 923 2,461 2,509, Chris Johnson, 2009
Sacks (official statistic since 1982) Shaquil Barrett, TB 9 24 22.5, Michael Strahan, 2001
  Myles Garrett, Cle 9 24  
Opponent fumbles recovered *Devin Bush, Pit 4 11 9, Don Hultz, 1963
Points, rookie *Joey Slye, Car 54 144 150, Cody Parkey, 2014
     
Rushing yards Baltimore 2,704 3,280 3,165, New England, 1978
Passing yards Kansas City 1,230 5,610 5,444, Denver, 2013
Team sacks Carolina 27 72 72, Chicago, 1984
Opponent passer rating+ New England 42.6 42.6 48.4, Tampa Bay, 2002+

*rookie    +since 2000

PLENTY OF HEARTBEATS REMAINING: Hope is in plentiful supply across the NFL. That’s because in 2018 after Week 7, five of the 12 teams that qualified for the playoffs were either .500 or below in the NFL standings. After this week concludes on Monday night at MetLife Stadium, it’s very likely that at least one team sitting at .500 or below will still make the playoffs. Since 2011, at least one team has qualified for the playoffs after beginning the year at-or-below .500 through Week 7.

The playoff teams that were at-or-below .500 through seven weeks, since 2011:

YEAR PLAYOFF TEAMS AT OR BELOW .500 THROUGH SEVEN WEEKS
2018 *Chicago, *Dallas, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Seattle
2017 Atlanta
2016 Miami
2015 *Houston, Kansas City, Seattle, *Washington
2014 *Carolina, *Seattle
2013 *Carolina, *Philadelphia
2012 Cincinnati, *Denver, Indianapolis, *Washington
2011 *Denver

*won division

BARRETT & GARRETT, LLC: Tampa Bay linebacker SHAQUIL BARRETT and Cleveland defensive end MYLES GARRETT have earned their byes this week. Both players are off in Week 7 after beginning the season on a torrid pace. Barrett and Garrett are tied for the NFL lead with nine sacks. The last time multiple players had nine-or-more sacks through six weeks was in 2013 (ROBERT MATHIS and JUSTIN HOUSTON each had 9.5).

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS ON UPWARD SLOPE: NFL clubs have combined for 167 rushing touchdowns through six weeks of play. Only the 1979 and 1976 seasons had more in NFL history entering Week 7.

At the quarterback position alone, NFL signal-callers have rushed for 31 touchdowns during the 2019 season, surpassing 2002 (28) for the most rushing touchdowns by quarterbacks through the first six weeks of a season since the 1970 merger. In Week 6, quarterbacks totaled 10 rushing touchdowns, surpassing Week 13 of the 2015 season (nine) for the most in a single week since 1970.

The most overall rushing touchdowns by NFL players through six weeks in NFL history:

YEAR RUSH TD
1979 187
1976 175
2019 167
1984 167
Many 158

 

NFL SCHEDULE, OCTOBER 17, 20-21

(All times Eastern)

Thursday Sunday (cont.)
Kansas City Chiefs at Denver Broncos 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN

AMAZON

San Francisco 49ers at Washington Redskins 1:00 PM FOX
Sunday Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans 4:05 PM CBS
Los Angeles Rams at Atlanta Falcons 1:00 PM FOX New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears 4:25 PM FOX
Miami Dolphins at Buffalo Bills 1:00 PM CBS Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks 4:25 PM FOX
Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals 1:00 PM CBS Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys 8:20 PM NBC
Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions 1:00 PM FOX Monday    
Oakland Raiders at Green Bay Packers 1:00 PM CBS New England Patriots at New York Jets 8:15 PM ESPN
Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts 1:00 PM CBS
Arizona Cardinals at New York Giants 1:00 PM FOX Byes: Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay

 

 

PREVIEW WRITTEN BY NFL COMMUNICATIONS; COURTESY NFLmedia.com

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