How the 2022 Draft order is determined

The NFL Draft order is determined by a combination of regular season records, postseason performance, and the strength of schedule in the 2021 season. The Super Bowl winning Rams are 32; their opponents, the Bengals, are 31. Next, the remaining teams are assigned to 4 groups based on their playoff performance: losers

Longest distances to go for a first down

Every so often, a drive stalls in epic fashion and the offense is saddled with a huge distance to complete a first down. Long distances to go for a first down, prior to 1980 Official play-by-play stat sheets -- currently referred to as "gamebooks" -- have been compiled by the NFL since

2021 AFC tiebreakers after Week 17 (plus DEN-KC)

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: Limited possibility of future tie games (PIT appears in the table for the first time). Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the

2021 NFC tiebreakers after Week 17 (plus PHI-DAL)

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season,

2021 AFC tiebreakers after Week 16

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games (PIT does not appear in the tables, but may be added for future weeks). Tiebreaker winners are as

2021 NFC tiebreakers after Week 16

The following charts seek to answer the following question: If these two (or more) teams finish with the same record, who wins the tiebreaker? Notes and assumptions: No possibility of future tie games. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end of the season,

Pro coaches who had the shortest seasons

There are many reasons why an NFL head coach might have been replaced before a season ended. Sometimes, franchises were itchy to replace an underperforming coach. The NFL's Record and Fact Book has the most footnote symbols of unusual circumstances in the list of Cardinals coaches. Some were after the coach resigned

Ejections for the 2021 season

A running list of players ejected in the 2021 season.           Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. 1 CLE-KC Ronnie Harrison SS CLE Fighting 5:08/1Q Vinovich 2. 2 LAR-IND Kenny Young LB LAR Contact with an official 4:36/3Q Smith 3. LV-PIT Trai Turner G PIT Spitting 11:15/4Q Boger 4. 5 NYG-DAL Kadarius Toney WR NYG Throwing a punch 6:24/4Q Hussey 5. 7 CHI-TB Bilal Nichols DT CHI Throwing a punch 2:12/3Q Kemp 6. 9 SEA-KC DK Metcalf WR SEA Fighting 1:23/4Q Allen 7. 11 SF-JAX Rayshawn Jenkins FS JAX Throwing a punch 9:58/2Q Torbert 8. 12 LV-DAL Roderick Teamer S LV Fighting 13:00/3Q Hochuli 9. Kelvin Joseph CB DAL 10. 14 DAL-WAS La'el Collins OT DAL Throwing a punch 10:15/4Q Kemp 11. 15 NE-IND Kyle Dugger SS NE Fighting 5:44/3Q Cheffers 12. Michael Pittman WR IND 13. MIN-CHI Eric Kendricks LB MIN Helmet-to-helmet contact on sliding QB 9:50/4Q Novak http://www.quirkyresearch.com/2020/09/13/ejections-for-the-2020-season/ http://www.quirkyresearch.com/2019/08/19/ejections-for-the-2019-nfl-season/ http://www.quirkyresearch.com/2018/09/17/nfl-ejections-for-the-2018-season/ http://www.quirkyresearch.com/2017/11/05/player-ejections-in-the-2017-season/