AMERICAN FOOTBALL - We have researched 46 previous Super Bowls to see which individuals are the leading performers in four categories: Passing, Rushing, Receiving and Points. And we have looked at records in a single game and for a Super Bowl career. Click this link to see what we found.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - The 2012/2013 NFL playoffs Conference Championships start this Sunday, as the Atlanta Falcons and the San Francisco 49ers kick off the action. We have compiled several key preview facts and figures for the two matches: Atlanta Falcons v San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots v Baltimore Ravens.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - The NFL’s Divisional Playoff Round starts this weekend and it will be the first playoff match this season for the Atlanta Falcons, who at 13-3 are the NFC’s top seed. They have done that behind the easiest schedule in the league, having played opponents averaging only 6.75 wins. Click on the Infographic to enable its interactive features.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - The 2012/2013 NFL playoffs divisional round start this Saturday, as the Broncos and the Ravens kick off the action. We have compiled several key preview facts and figures for the following four matches: Denver Broncos v Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers v Green Bay Packers, Atlanta Falcons v Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots v Houston Texans.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - The 2012/2013 NFL playoffs start this Saturday, as the Texans and Bengals kick off Wildcard Weekend. We have compiled several key preview facts and figures for each of the four matches: Texans v Bengals, Packers v Vikings, Ravens v Colts and Redskins v Seahawks.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - For the first time in four years a regular season NFL game ended in a tie, as the San Francisco 49ers and St. Louis Rams negotiated a 24-24 stalemate on Sunday. A rare occurrence, the tie can only come about if both teams fail to break a deadlock in a 15-minute overtime period.
FOOTBALL - The 2012 NFL season starts on Wednesday, 5 September, with the New England Patriots starting as favourites based on form in recent seasons. Over the course of the last five regular seasons, the Pats have amassed 64 wins, nearly averaging 13 per season.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - If he were alive, Walter Payton would be 58 years old today. One of the most feared running backs in NFL history, ‘The Sweetness’ conquered most rushing records, several of which he lost to other players later. He also won the Super Bowl representing the Chicago Bears, the team he played for throughout his NFL career. He died of a rare liver disease, aged only 45.
Shares birthday with: Elias Canetti, Joseph Kennedy, Matt LeBlanc
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - On Thursday, April 26, the 2012 NFL draft will start in New York City. The Indianapolis Colts had the worst record in the 2011 regular season and therefore have the right to select first. It is widely expected that they will select Andrew Luck, quarterback from Stanford. In fact, the Colts have confirmed that.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - Tony Romo is 32 years old. A NFL quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, Romo has a career passer rating of 96.9 (a stat measuring the pure passing capacities in the pivotal position in this game). His is second all-time to Aaron Rodgers’s 104.1. In the top 10 in this statistical category, only three signal callers (Romo, Philip Rivers and Matt Schaub) have never won a Super Bowl.
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AMERICAN FOOTBALL - We are hearing news that Peyton Manning has landed. In Denver. Which puts the pressure on ‘incumbent’ quarterback Tim Tebow who has quite a different style than the decorated newcomer. Manning, a pure pocket passer, has produced 11 seasons passing for 4,000+ yards. No quarterback in NFL history has more than six of those.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - We knew for the last month that Randy Moss was coming out of retirement and now we know where he will be playing. The San Francisco 49ers will be his new team. Moss has amassed 10 NFL seasons in which he caught passes for at least 1,000 yards and only 49ers icon Jerry Rice has more (14). Click below for the Top 5 in that list.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - What happens when Madden NFL, one of the most popular sports video games in the world today, keeps invoking a curse on the player featured on the cover? You turn it into a democracy. The good people at EA Sports have made it into a vote. You know what I did? Quickly put in two votes on random players not representing the team I support. Hoping to steer clear of the dreaded ‘Madden Curse’. Click below for the cursed, erm, the cover boys.
AMERICAN FOOTBALL - Peyton Manning will not be playing for the Indianapolis Colts in 2012. The four-time NFL MVP and former Super Bowl winner had neck surgery on three separate occasions in 2011 and was sidelined for the entire season. Click here for the article leading up to Wednesday’s press conference. Source: ESPN