Broncos at Chargers preview

Oct 21, 2014

The NFL kicks off Week 8 on Thursday night when the DENVER BRONCOS (5-1) host the SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-2) at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver (CBS/NFLN, 8:25 PM ET).

The Broncos and Chargers have met 10 times during the regular season since 2009, splitting the series with five wins apiece.

The Broncos head into Thursday night aiming for their fourth consecutive victory following a 42-17 win over San Francisco on Sunday Night Football. During the game, quarterback PEYTON MANNING passed for 318 yards and four touchdowns for a 157.2 passer rating. At the 3:09 mark of the second quarter, Manning threw his third touchdown of the game (eight yards to DEMARYIUS THOMAS), and the 509th of his career, surpassing BRETT FAVRE (508) for the most career touchdown passes in NFL history.

 

Manning’s milestone touchdowns:

 

MILESTONE TD PLAYER YARDS DATE OPPONENT
1 Marvin Harrison 6 Sept. 6, 1998 Miami
100 Marvin Harrison 11 Nov. 11, 2001 Miami
200 Reggie Wayne 35 Nov. 21, 2004 Chicago
300 Joseph Addai 19 Dec. 9, 2007 Baltimore
400 Demaryius Thomas 71 Sept. 9, 2012 Pittsburgh
500 Julius Thomas 7 Oct. 5, 2014 Arizona
509 Demaryius Thomas 8 Oct. 19, 2014 San Francisco

 

“I’m very humbled and very honored. I certainly think about how grateful I am for all the teammates and coaches that I’ve played with and played for throughout my career, not only here in Denver – in Indianapolis and all the people that have helped me along the way,” says Manning. “We have the Thursday night game this week, so there’s not much of a celebration right now.”

 

Manning enters this week’s matchup with a 9-2 record as a starter on Thursday, and is the all-time leader in passing yards (3,305) and touchdown passes (35) on Thursday.

 

San Diego aims to rebound from a 23-20 loss to Kansas City.

 

“The big thing about all this is that it is a short week so we don’t have time to feel sorry about ourselves,” says San Diego linebacker DWIGHT FREENEY. “I know Denver doesn’t care about last week. We just have to focus on Denver this Thursday night.”

 

Quarterback PHILIP RIVERS passed for 205 yards and two touchdowns in the loss. Rivers is currently ranked second in the AFC with 1,961 passing yards and ranks third in the conference with 17 touchdowns.

 

Rivers has compiled a 4-1 record on Thursday, including a 27-20 victory over Denver last season. For his career, Rivers is 10-6 as a starter against Denver, and is 20 games over .500 (35-15) when starting against the AFC West. Since 2006, Rivers has the second-most passing yards (12,251) and third-most touchdowns (81) of any player in the AFC against his own division.

 

Rivers’ passing numbers against the AFC West since 2006:

 

RECORD ATTEMPTS COMPLETIONS YARDS TD PASSES PASSER RATING
35-15 1,524 964 12,251 81 94.3

WEEK 8 – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (5-1)

SERIES

CHARGERS BRONCOS
THURS. RECORD 7-6-1 8-10
SERIES LEADER 58-49-1
STREAKS 4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. McCoy: 1-1 Fox: 6-3
LAST WEEK L 23-20 vs. Chiefs W 42-17 vs. 49ers
LAST REG-SEA GAME 12/12/13: Chargers 27 at Broncos 20. San Diego RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 127 yards & TD. Chargers rookie WR Keenan Allen has 2 TD receptions (19, 10) in 2nd quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/12/13
BROADCAST CBS/NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Chad Brown (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (SD), 92 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SD), 226 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 155-230-1961-17-3-113.0 Manning: 149-217-1848-19-3-118.2
RUSHING Oliver (R): 72-316-4.4-2 Hillman: 55-240-4.4-2
RECEIVING
  1. Allen: 34-354-10.4-0
  2. Thomas: 39-662-17.0-6
OFFENSE 360.0 394.0
TAKE/GIVE +6 +2
DEFENSE 316.4 316.8
SACKS Liuget: 2.5
  1. Miller: 8
INTs Flowers: 2 Talib, Moore: 2
PUNTING Scifres: 45.7 Colquitt: 45.8
KICKING Novak: 62 (20/20 PAT; 14/14 FG) McManus (R): 41 (23/23 PAT; 6/7 FG)

Source & Graphics: www.nflmedia.com

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Cardenales vencen a los Raiders en su casa

Oct 19, 2014

André Ellington de los Cardenales contribuye a la victoria sobre los Raiders de Oakland por medio de 160 yardas conseguidas en 30 corridas de poder. De esta forma los Cardenales se posicionan en el primer lugar de la división con 5 victorias y una derrota.

Oakland, CA. Octubre 19, 2014. El entrenador de los Cardenales de Arizona, Bruce Arians, en conferencia de prensa indicó “No es fácil el camino en la NFL” (Liga Nacional de Futbol por sus siglas en inglés). Y cuando el corredor André Ellington sufrió una lesión en una de sus costillas, no se imaginó que André volvería al campo de juego para llevar a su equipo a la victoria de 24 a 13 sobre su contrincante de Oakland.

Por su parte, el mariscal de campo Carson Palmer realizó su trabajo, pues a pesar de haber sufrido una intercepción, lanzó dos pases de anotación y un total de 253 yardas.

Esta es la primera vez que los Cardenales se posicionan 5-1 en su división y es que, desde 1978, no habían tenido un desempeño como el mostrado no solo el domingo ante los Raiders sino a lo largo de las primeras semanas de la temporada 2014.

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Quick facts on NFL week 7

Oct 19, 2014

 

  • The DETROIT LIONS overcame a 14-point deficit en route to a 24-23 come-from-behind win against New Orleans. It marked the 10th time an NFL team has come back from a deficit of at least 14 points to win in 2014, already tied for the second-most such comebacks through Week 7 of any season since at least 1970.Wide receiver COREY FULLER caught the game-winning five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD with 1:48 remaining in the fourth quarter, marking his first career touchdown catch.
  • Dallas running back DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 128 yards and one touchdown in the Cowboys’ 31-21 win against the New York Giants and became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 100 yards in each of his team’s first seven games to start a season, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (six games in 1958).
  • Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 255 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 154.5 passer rating in the Packers’ 38-17 win against Carolina. The performance marked Rodgers’ fourth consecutive game with at least three touchdown passes and no interceptions, tied for the longest such streak in a single season in NFL history (TOM BRADY, 2007).Rodgers is the only player in NFL history with at least 18 touchdown passes and one or zero interceptions through his team’s first seven games to begin a season.
  • Indianapolis quarterback ANDREW LUCK passed for 344 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 105.7 passer rating in the Colts’ 27-0 win against Cincinnati. Luck has passed for at least 300 yards in five consecutive games, tying PEYTON MANNING (2009) for the longest such streak in franchise history.Wide receiver REGGIE WAYNE had four catches for 15 yards and became the ninth player in NFL history with 14,000 career receiving yards.

    AHMAD BRADSHAW, who had three catches for 36 yards and one touchdown against the Bengals, leads all NFL running backs with six TD catches this season. He is the first running back with six touchdown catches in his team’s first seven games of a season since San Diego’s GARY ANDERSON in 1986.

    The Colts improved to 5-2, earning the 500th total victory in franchise history. Indianapolis’ all-time record is 500-444-7.

  • Buffalo rookie wide receiver SAMMY WATKINS had career-highs in catches (nine) and receiving yards (122) with two touchdowns, including the game-winning two-yarder with one second remaining in the fourth quarter of the Bills’ 17-16 win against Minnesota.Watkins is the first rookie with at least 100 receiving yards and a game-winning touchdown catch with one second or less remaining in the fourth quarter of a game since 2009 (Tennessee wide receiver KENNY BRITT vs. Arizona on November 29, 2009).
  • Buffalo cornerback LEODIS MC KELVIN recorded interceptions on consecutive defensive plays, becoming the first Bills player to do so since KIRBY JACKSON on October 29, 1989 against Miami.
  • Miami quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL completed 25 of 32 passes (78.1 percent) for 277 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a career-high 123.6 passer rating in the Dolphins’ 27-14 win at Chicago.
  • Tannehill, who also rushed for 48 yards, is the third player in NFL history with at least 275 passing yards, a completion percentage of 78.0 or better and 45+ rushing yards in a single game. He joins KEN ANDERSON (November 3, 1974) and JEFF GARCIA (December 14, 2003) and as the only players to accomplish the feat.
  • Kansas City running back JAMAAL CHARLES rushed for 95 yards and one touchdown in the Chiefs’ 23-20 win at San Diego. Charles now has 6,113 career rushing yards, surpassing PRIEST HOLMES (6,070) for the most in franchise history.
    ANDY REID improved his career record in games following a bye week to 14-2 (.875), the most victories of any NFL head coach in games following a bye week.
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2015 PRO BOWL BALLOTING BEGINS ON NFL.COM

Oct 19, 2014

All-Stars to be announced on Pro Bowl Selection Show on  NFL Network on Tuesday, December 23

The polls are now open!

 

Fans can begin voting to select players for the 2015 Pro Bowl, presented by McDonald’s, the NFL announced today. Voting is available online and on web-enabled mobile phones by going to NFL.com/probowl/ballot.

 

Balloting will conclude on Monday, December 15. The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 23 live on NFL Network.

 

Players will later be assigned to teams through the Pro Bowl Draft during the week leading up to the game, which will also air on NFL Network.

 

The 2015 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 25, 2014 and televised live on ESPN at 8:00 PM ET from University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, site of Super Bowl XLIX. Fans interested in purchasing Pro Bowl game tickets may go to NFL.com/probowl for more information.

 

The Pro Bowl will be “unconferenced” for the second consecutive year.

 

Last season, the familiar AFC vs. NFC match-up that had existed since 1971 was eliminated. Instead, players are selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and players. For example, the top six quarterbacks following voting will earn distinction as All-Stars, regardless of how many are from AFC or NFC teams.

 

Then, the NFL’s All-Stars will be realigned through a fantasy football-style draft.

 

Four leading vote getters – comprised of two offensive and two defensive player captains – will be joined by two NFL.com fantasy football champions to draft players. One of these champions will earn their spot as part of Lenovo’s Fantasy Coach of the Year program, which provides NFL.com fans a chance to be rewarded for their fantasy football skills. The other champion can compete for a Pro Bowl role by playing at NFL.com/fantasy.

 

The fantasy football champions will have Hall of Fame help. Pro Football Hall of Famers CRIS CARTER (@criscarter80) and MICHAEL IRVIN (@michaelirvin88) will serve as alumni team captains, leading the Pro Bowl team captains and fantasy football champions in the draft process.
Last season, Pro Football Hall of Famers JERRY RICE and DEION SANDERS served as alumni captains, as Team Rice defeated Team Sanders 22-21 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. The game came down to the final play, as Team Sanders missed a game-winning 67-yard field-goal attempt as time expired after Team Rice scored a touchdown and two-point conversion with 41 seconds remaining.

 

The Pro Bowl players are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be eligible for the Pro Bowl Draft.

 

NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on December 19. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

 

Quarterbacks PEYTON MANNING and DREW BREES were the top two vote-getters last year, while running backs JAMAAL CHARLES and MARSHAWN LYNCHand wide receiver CALVIN JOHNSON rounded out the top five.

 

The following is a breakdown of positions and the corresponding numbers of players who will be selected (88 total):

 

OFFENSE DEFENSE SPECIAL TEAMS
Wide Receivers (8) Defensive Ends (6) Punter (2)
Tight Ends (4) Interior Linemen (6) Placekicker (2)
Tackles (6) Outside Linebackers (6) Return Specialists (2)
Guards (6) Inside/Middle Linebackers (4) Special Teamer (2)
Centers (4) Cornerbacks (8) Need Player (2-Coach’s Choice)
Quarterbacks (6) Safeties (6)
Running Backs (6)
Fullback (2)

 

Source: National Fotball League

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QUARTERBACKS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS NFL SEASON KICKS OFF

Sep 14, 2014

QUARTERBACKS TAKE CENTER STAGE AS NFL SEASON KICKS OFF

DisplayNFLSHIELDcl2Quarterbacks throughout the NFL find themselves in the spotlight, all hoping to lead their teams to a berth in Super Bowl XLIX on February 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona.

Last season, quarterbacks around the league posted impressive numbers. The league-wide passer rating (86.0) and touchdown pass totals (804) were both all-time highs. Games averaged 471.2 net passing yards per game, the highest in NFL history. There were 24 individual 400-yard passing games in 2013, the most in a season, and seven quarterbacks posted a 100+ passer rating, also the most ever. And 17 of the 32 NFL teams (53.1 percent) started the same quarterback in every game, the third-most of any season since at least 1970.

A team-by-team look at the NFC’s projected starting quarterbacks on Kickoff Weekend:

ARIZONA: CARSON PALMER enters his second season with the Cardinals after passing for 4,274 yards and 24 touchdowns last year. Palmer, the No. 1 overall selection by Cincinnati in 2003, is the only player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with three teams (Cincinnati, 2006-07; Oakland, 2012; Arizona, 2013). Entering his 12th season, Palmer has completed 2,930 of 4,682 attempts (62.6 percent) for 33,739 yards with 213 touchdowns and 152 interceptions for an 85.9 passer rating. Over the final nine games of the 2013 season, Palmer led Arizona to a 7-2 record and completed 201 of 306 passes (65.7 percent) for 2,533 yards with 16 touchdowns and nine interceptions for a 96.5 passer rating.

ATLANTA: Seventh-year quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 4,515 yards last season and aims for his fourth consecutive 4,000-yard season. Ryan holds single-season franchise records for attempts (651 in 2013), completions (439 in 2013), completion percentage (68.6 in 2012), yards (4,719 in 2012) and touchdowns (32 in 2012). A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Ryan has posted a 60-34 career record (.638) as the team’s starting quarterback, including a 36-10 mark (.783) at home. Ryan holds the franchise record for the highest career passer rating with a 90.6 mark and his 23,472 passing yards are the most in team history. His 153 career passing touchdowns are one shy of the club record.

CAROLINA: CAM NEWTON, the No. 1 overall selection in 2011, has passed for 11,299 yards and rushed for 2,032 yards in his first three seasons. He is the only player in NFL history to pass for at least 10,000 yards and rush for 2,000 yards in his first three years. Newton’s 13,331 combined passing and rushing yards are the most ever by a player in his first three seasons. Newton, a two-time Pro Bowl selection, is the only player in league history with at least 50 passing touchdowns (64) and 25 rushing touchdowns (28) in his first three seasons. His 92 combined touchdowns are the second-most all-time in a player’s first three seasons, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Dan Marino (100).

CHICAGO: Ninth-year veteran JAY CUTLER will make his sixth consecutive Kickoff Weekend start for the Bears. In five seasons with Chicago, Cutler ranks first in franchise history in career passer rating (83.1), completions (1,258), attempts (2,090), passing yards (14,913) and passing yards per game (222.6) and is second in passing touchdowns (101). He has five career 3,000-yard seasons, including three with the Bears. Cutler is the only player in franchise history with three 3,000-yard seasons (2009, 2010, 2012). In his career (including the playoffs), Cutler’s teams are 28-3 (.903) when he records a passer rating of at least 100.

DALLAS: TONY ROMO begins his 12th NFL season with a career 63-45 (.583) record as the team’s starter. Last year, Romo started 15 games and threw 31 touchdown passes, tied for the second-most in a single season in franchise history. Romo is the only Cowboys quarterback to throw at least 30 touchdown passes in a season and has accomplished the feat three times (2007, 2011, 2013). A three-time Pro Bowl selection, Romo owns the only four 4,000-yard passing seasons in team annals. He has a career 95.8 passer rating, the best in club history and the fifth-highest mark in NFL annals (minimum 1,500 attempts).

DETROIT: MATTHEW STAFFORD, the No.1 overall selection in 2009, will start on Kickoff Weekend for the sixth consecutive season. Last year, Stafford started all 16 games and passed for 4,650 yards. It marked his third consecutive 4,500-yard season and he is the only Lions quarterback to pass for at least 4,500 yards in a single season. Stafford is the only player in NFL history to record three 4,500-yard seasons in his first five years to begin a career. Since 2011, Stafford has passed for 14,655 yards, the second-most in the NFL during that span, trailing only Drew Brees. In just five seasons, Stafford is already the franchise leader in completions (1,485), attempts (2,497) and passing yards (17,457).

GREEN BAY: AARON RODGERS begins his seventh consecutive season as the Packers’ starting quarterback. Last year, he posted a 104.9 passer rating and Rodgers is the only player in NFL history to post a 100+ rating in five consecutive seasons (2009-13). His career 104.9 passer rating is the highest mark in NFL history (minimum 1,500 attempts) and Rodgers also ranks first all-time in career interception percentage (1.76) and TD/INT ratio (3.62). Rodgers, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl in three of the past five years, ranks third in NFL history in career completion percentage (65.8) and yards per attempt (8.19). In 87 career starts, he has posted a 58-29 record (.667).

MINNESOTA: Entering his 10th NFL season, MATT CASSEL will make his first Kickoff Weekend start for the Vikings. Last season, his first with Minnesota, Cassel appeared in nine games, including six starts. In Week 15, Cassel passed for 382 yards with a 116.6 passer rating in a 48-30 win against Philadelphia. In his career, Cassel has posted a passer rating of at least 100 in 20 games and his teams are 15-5 (.750). A seventh-round pick by New England in the 2005 NFL Draft, Cassel has played in 87 games – making 68 starts – with the Patriots (2005-2008), Kansas City Chiefs (2009-2012) and Vikings (2013).

NEW ORLEANS: DREW BREES passed for 5,162 yards and 39 touchdowns last year as he earned his eighth career Pro Bowl selection. Entering his ninth year in New Orleans, he has passed for at least 4,000 yards in each of the past eight seasons – the top eight passing totals in club history – and is the only player in NFL history with multiple 5,000-yard seasons (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013) and consecutive such seasons (2011, 2012, 2013). There have been eight 5,000-yard passing performances all-time and Brees owns half of them (four). Over the past four seasons, Brees has passed for 20,435 yards and is the only player in league annals to pass for at least 20,000 yards in a four-year span.

NEW YORK GIANTS: ELI MANNING, the No. 1 overall selection in 2004, has led the Giants to two Super Bowl victories (XLII, XLVI) and is one of only five players in NFL history to win multiple Super Bowl MVP honors. He has started 151 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the NFL. Last year, Manning passed for 3,818 yards and he is the only player in team history to throw for at least 3,000 yards in nine consecutive seasons. Entering his 11th season, Manning is the franchise career leader in attempts (5,008), completions (2,929), yards (35,345) and touchdowns (229). He ranks second in team annals with 85 wins and has compiled an 85-66 career record (.563).

PHILADELPHIA: Entering his third season, NICK FOLES will start on Kickoff Weekend for the first time in his career. Last year, Foles completed 203 of 317 passes (64.0 percent) for 2,891 yards with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions for a league-best 119.2 passer rating, the third-best in a single season all time. His 13.5 TD/INT ratio is the highest in NFL history. In Week 9, Foles completed 22 of 28 passes (78.6 percent) for 406 yards with seven touchdowns and no interceptions for a 158.3 passer rating, the highest attainable mark. Foles tied the single-game record with seven TD passes and is the only player in league annals to pass for seven touchdowns and post a 158.3 rating in the same game.

ST. LOUIS: Thirteen-year veteran SHAUN HILL will make his first start since the 2010 season with Detroit (January 2, 2011). In his career, he has appeared in 34 games with 26 starts. He has completed 591 of 954 passes (61.9 percent) for 6,381 yards with 41 touchdowns and 23 interceptions for an 85.9 passer rating. In 2010, Hill started a career-high 10 games and completed 257 of 416 passes (61.8 percent) for 2,686 yards with 16 touchdowns. Hill will be making his second career start on Kickoff Weekend. He started the 2009 season opener for San Francisco and led the 49ers to a 20-16 victory over Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO: As the team’s starting quarterback over the past two years, COLIN KAEPERNICK has posted a 21-8 record (.724), including a 4-2 mark (.667) in the postseason. Last season, Kaepernick started all 16 games and passed for 3,197 yards with 21 touchdowns and rushed for 524 yards with four touchdowns. Kaepernick was one of three quarterbacks last year with at least 3,000 passing yards and 500 rushing yards (Cam Newton, Russell Wilson). In his 29 career starts (including the postseason), Kaepernick has passed for 6,179 yards with 38 touchdowns and rushed for 1,269 yards with 10 touchdowns.

SEATTLE: RUSSELL WILSON led the Seahawks to the franchise’s first Super Bowl championship last year and became the fourth quarterback to win a Super Bowl in his first or second season in the league. Wilson guided Seattle to a 13-3 record in 2013 and his 24 victories are the most by a quarterback in his first two seasons during the Super Bowl era. Wilson, who has been selected to the Pro Bowl in each of his first two seasons, posted a 101.2 passer rating last year and is the only player in NFL history to record a 100+ rating in both his rookie and second season. He threw 26 touchdown passes last year and his 52 career TD passes are tied for the second-most by a player in his first two seasons in NFL annals.

TAMPA BAY: Entering his 12th season, JOSH MC COWN will make his first start as a Buccaneer on Kickoff Weekend. Last year with Chicago, McCown appeared in eight games, including five starts, and completed 149 of 224 passes (66.5 percent) for 1,829 yards with 13 touchdowns and one interception for a career-best 109.0 passer rating. McCown’s interception percentage (.045) is the second-best mark in NFL history. In his five starts last season, he completed 127 of 191 passes (66.5 percent) for 1,543 yards with 11 touchdowns and one interception for a 108.2 passer rating. McCown had three 300-yard games in those five starts and posted a passer rating of at least 90 in all five games.

WASHINGTON: ROBERT GRIFFIN III, the 2012 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year, has passed for at least 3,000 yards in each of his first two seasons. He will make his third consecutive Kickoff Weekend start for the Redskins. In his first two years, Griffin has completed 532 of 849 passes (62.7 percent) for 6,403 yards with 36 touchdowns and 17 interceptions for a 91.5 passer rating. He has also rushed for 1,304 yards with seven touchdowns. Griffin, who was selected to the Pro Bowl following his rookie season in 2012, is the only NFL player over the past two years with at least 6,000 passing yards, a 90.0 passer rating and 1,300 rushing yards.

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Cardenales de Arizona vencen a Gigantes de New York 25-14.

Sep 14, 2014

Los Cardenales forzaron cuatro pérdidas de balón y vencieron a los Gigantes.

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Septiembre 14, 2014. CCBUSA. A pesar de no contar con el mariscal de campo titular, Carson Palmer, pero con un regreso de patada de 71 yardas, Ted Ginn Jr. (N. 19 de Arizona), en el último cuarto, llevó a la victoria a los Cardenales de Arizona sobre unos Gigantes de Nueva York llenos de errores con un marcador de 25-14.

Jonathan Dewyer (No. 20 de Cardenales) por medio de una carrera de una yarda consiguió una anotación, a su vez, el pateador de Arizona Chandler Catanzaro, conectó cuatro goles de campo, incluyendo uno un minuto después del increíble retorno de balón de Ginn, quien por cierto rompió una tacleada y consiguió esta importante anotación para la victoria de Arizona.

Los Cardenales tuvieron el balón una vez más después de que Quintin Demps (No. 35 de los Gigantes) perdieran el balón durante el regreso de patada.

Por parte de los Gigantes, Eli Manning, lanzó el balón para dos anotaciones, quienes perdieron el balón cuatro veces.

Fuente e imágenes: http://www.nflmedia.com/

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El Linebacker John Abraham Contempla Su Retiro De La NFL

Sep 12, 2014

By Jahaziel Bernal | Bereavision.tv

 

TEMPE, Ariz. – Después de una carrera de 15 años, el linebacker John Abraham de los Cardinales de Arizona contempla su retiro de la NFL.

El lunes, los Cardenales celebraron su primera victoria de la temporada contra San Diego Chargers con un marcador de 18-17. Abraham, 36, sufrió una conmoción cerebral en los primeros minutos del tercer periodo la cual no permitió que regresara al campo.

 

Abraham fue puesto en la lista de reserva el 10 de septiembre y a partir de esa fecha, tiene 5 días para tomar la decisión de continuar o retirarse. Según reportes de ESPN, Abraham “sufre de pérdida de memoria y ha estado así desde hace más de un año”.

 

El entrenador del equipo Bruce Arians dijo que tuvo una larga plática con Abraham sobre su deseo de continuar en este deporte. Arians dijo, “Al llegar a esa edad, y por cualquier razón, si ese juego y esa atmósfera de ‘Monday Night Football’ no te tuvo volando alrededor o más, le falta algo”. “Eso es básicamente lo que el reflejó para mí. ‘Hubo momentos en el juego en que no estaba allí, y eso no es justo para mis compañeros de equipo. Tengo que decidir si esto es algo que realmente quiero hacer.'”

 

El equipo volvió a contratar a Marcus Benard para tomar el lugar de Abraham en la lista; pero en la alineación titular, Sam Acho tomará el lugar del linebacker. Abraham tuvo 11.5 capturas la temporada pasada y en su carrera tiene 133.5 capturas.

 

Los Cardenales han sufrido varias pérdidas de jugadores clave en su defensa este último año, incluyendo a Tyrann Mathieu (lesión), Karlos Dansby, Daryl Washington (suspensión), Darnell Dockett (lesión) y John Abraham (lesión).

 

Muchos se preguntaban si la defensa iba ser suficiente con la pérdida de estos jugadores pero quedó constatado el lunes por la noche, los Cardenales lograron la victoria.

 

Photo Courtesy of: USA Today Sports

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Matt Ryan establece récord en victoria de tiempo extra.

Sep 8, 2014

Atlanta Falcons 37 – 34 New Orleans Saints

By Jahaziel Bernal

El mariscal de campo de los Halcones de Atlanta, Matt Ryan, estableció un récord de franquicia en la victoria de tiempo extra (37-34) contra los Santos de Nueva Orleans. Ryan completó 31 de 43 pases sin intercepciones y tres touchdowns. Las 448 yardas de Ryan son la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL en su semana inaugural sin una sola intercepción.

 

El triunfo de Atlanta fue sellado con la ayuda del pateador Matt Bryant. Bryant convirtió un gol de campo de 51 yardas para empatar el marcador  en la jugada final en tiempo reglamentario. En tiempo extra New Orleans perdió posesión del balón cuando Marques Colston perdió el balón después de un pase del mariscal de campo, Drew Brees. Los Halcones recuperaron el balón poniéndose en posición para un gol de campo después de varias jugadas. Matt Bryant convirtió el gol de campo de 52 yardas para darle la primera victoria a los Halcones de Atlanta.

 

En total, el equipo logró 568 yardas ofensivas contra una defensa que fue clasificada como una de las mejores defensas en la liga hace una temporada.

Photo is Courtesy of: ESPN

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Seattle vence a Greenbay

Sep 5, 2014

Septiembre 4, 2014. Los Halcones Marinos de Seattle (Seahawks) vencieron a los Empacadores de Greenbay (Packers), por un marcador de 36 a 16.

El equipo de Seattle recibió la visita de Greenbay durante la semana de apertura de la temporada 2014 de la Asociación Nacional de Futbol (NFL por sus siglas en inglés). En un agradable clima templado el encuentro dio inicio alrededor de las 5:42 PM (tiempo del Pacifico), en el estadio CenturyLink, hogar de los Halcones Marinos, quienes abrieron el marcador por medio de gol de campo de 35 yardas anotado por Hauschka. Por su parte los Empacadores avanzaron seis puntos en el marcador por medio de un touchdown y se pusieron a la delantera 7-3 con el punto extra.

En el segundo cuarto, el mariscal de Seattle, R. Wilson, conectó un pase de 33 yardas con R. Lockette quien anotó el primer touchdown de los locales, poniendo el marcador 10-7 en favor de Seattle. Minutos más tarde, Greenbay igualaría los cartones por medio de un gol de campo de 23 yardas. Pero antes de finalizar la primera mitad, los Seahawks anotarían su segundo touchdown por medio de una carrera de 9 yardas de M. Lynch, dejando el marcador Seattle 17 – 10 Greenbay.

En el tercer cuarto el mariscal de los visitantes, A. Rodgers, sufrió una intercepción en su yarda 29 al intentar un pase frente al defensivo de Seattle, B. Maxwell. Los locales aprovecharían esta posición anotando más tarde un gol de campo, para poner el marcador Seattle 20 – 10 Greenbay.

Faltando poco menos de 5 minutos en el reloj, el mariscal de Greenbay, Rogers, fue capturado en la yarda 3 de su territorio, lo que ocasionó un balón suelto, mismo que fue recuperado por Greenbay en la yarda 0 por D. Sherrod, quien no pudo escapar de la defensiva. Con esta jugada los Halcones Marinos movían nuevamente el marcador Seattle 22 – 10 Greenbay.

Cinco segundos después de haber dado inicio el último cuarto, los locales de Seattle lograron una anotación de seis puntos y el pateador hizo efectivo el gol de campo, poniendo los números en el marcador Seattle 29 – 10 Greenbay.

Faltando 9:37 de juego, un pase corto de 3 yardas dio seis puntos para los visitantes, quienes intentaron realizar una conversión de dos puntos sin resultado positivo. Así, los cartones se pusieron Seattle 29 – Greenbay 16.

El marcador final fue resultado de un pase corto para 15 yardas por parte de Wilson a Coleman, ambos de la escuadra de Seattle aunado al gol de campo: Seattle 36 – Greenbay 16.

 

 

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NFL, USA FOOTBALL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and National Recreation and Park Association to Bring NFL FLAG Program to 500,000 Students in Schools and Recreation Centers Nationwide

Sep 5, 2014

09/03/2014. The NFL will provide NFL FLAG Essentials Kits to more than 500,000 children in elementary schools and after-school programs nationwide this year, enabling kids in communities to “Play 60.”

The announcement was made today by NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL at an event in Renton, WA. The new program will be implemented in partnership with the GENYOUth Foundation, the Fuel Up to Play 60 in-school program and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).  The kits are being funded through the NFL Foundation’s $45 million commitment to USA Football for programming including Heads Up Football, NFL FLAG, and NFL Punt, Pass & Kick.

The goal of the partnership is to give children the opportunity to “Play 60” while introducing them to the fast-paced fun of NFL FLAG. In its first year, the program will focus on schools in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Seattle through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, which reaches 73,000 schools nationwide, empowering students to take action to improve nutrition and physical activity.

The free kits will also go to children participating in NRPA after-school programs in NFL markets including Atlanta, Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Chicago, Denver, New York, Philadelphia, St. Louis, San Diego, Seattle, and Tampa Bay. One park and recreation agency in each of these areas will also win a $7,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant from NFL Network.  Over the course of three years, the NFL/NFL Network/NRPA initiative will work to expand nationwide.

NFL FLAG, powered by USA Football, provides children of all ages with the opportunity to be active and learn the basics of football in a fun environment. More than 230,000 boys and girls ages 5-17 were part of NFL FLAG powered by USA Football last year. With the added reach from Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NRPA’s programming, more than 500,000 children will be able to participate in the coming year. Each of the 1,800 NFL FLAG kits distributed through the partnership includes 50 flag belts, 10 footballs and supplemental materials. SHAPE America developed new in-school curriculum to accompany the kits.  Fuel Up to Play 60 schools nationwide will be eligible to receive the kits.

The program’s first year will culminate with the NFL FLAG national championships at Super Bowl XLIX in Arizona, with the championship games being played at NFL Experience for the first time.

“We want to be sure all kids have the chance to ‘Play 60,’” said Commissioner Goodell. “We know many children have their first experience playing football in flag, and we are proud to support an initiative that will help kids be physically active.”

“Research shows that physical activity, paired with good nutrition, can help improve students’ academic achievement,” said ALEXIS GLICK, CEO of GENYOUth Foundation. “This ‘learning connection’ is key to GENYOUth, Fuel Up to Play 60 and the NFL’s continued commitment to generating actionable solutions to get kids eating better and moving more in, and outside, of school. The NFL FLAG partnership is a huge step forward in our efforts to support schools with the resources they need to help students succeed, and we are proud to be part of this announcement and in supporting the program.”

“In community parks and recreation there is a real commitment to inspiring healthy and active lifestyles especially among children,” said BARBARA TULIPANE, president and CEO of NRPA. “We are excited about the NFL FLAG program because it aligns with this commitment and is a fun way to get kids active.”

The event in Renton today included a flag football clinic for local children, a Q&A with parents and Commissioner Goodell. Former players including MARK BRUENERWALTER JONES and AENEAS WILLIAMS took part in flag drills, ‘football mom’ CHRIS GOLIC spoke with parents about her experiences as a sports mom, and Seahawks team physician and USA Football Medical Advisory Committee Chairman DR. STANLEY HERRINGaddressed the importance of physical activity as well as sports safety.

About the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)

The NRPA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 46,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visitwww.parksandrecreation.org.

 

About Fuel Up to Play 60

Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Football League (NFL) and National Dairy Council (NDC), which was founded by America’s dairy farmers, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Fuel Up to Play 60 is designed to engage and empower youth to take action for their own health by implementing long-term, positive changes for themselves and their schools. The program additionally encourages youth to consume nutrient-rich foods (low-fat and fat-free dairy, fruits, vegetables and whole grains) and achieve at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. As a result of the program, last year 14 million students made better food choices and are getting more physically active during the school day. Fuel Up to Play 60 is further supported by several health and nutrition organizations: Action for Healthy Kids, American Academy of Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Association/Foundation, National Hispanic Medical Association, National Medical Association and School Nutrition Association. Visit FuelUpToPlay60.com to learn more.

About GENYOUth Foundation

Founded through an unprecedented public/private partnership with National Dairy Council (NDC) and the National Football League (NFL) committed to child health and wellness, GENYOUth brings leaders in health, education, government and business together in a movement to help America’s youth achieve a healthier future. The Foundation officially launched on February 4, 2011 at Super Bowl XLV with the signing of a historic six-way Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), with U.S. Departments of Agriculture, Education and Health & Human Services. GENYOUth empowers students to improve nutrition and physical activity by taking small steps to accelerate a lifetime of healthy changes. When youth are given a voice, change can happen. For more information, visit www.GENYOUthFoundation.org.

Source: NFL Media

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