Draft pick forfeitures and penalties

Under the NFL constitution, the Commissioner has the ability to take away or change the order of a team's draft picks if he finds that that team has committed certain acts that violated the constitution or are otherwise detrimental to the league or alter a competitive balance. This power has been

How the 2020 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 2019 season. The Super Bowl winner is 32, the Super Bowl loser is 31. Next, assign the remaining teams in 4 groups based on their playoff performance: losers of the

2019 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 (except where indicated). Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end

2019 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 (except where indicated). Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end

2019 AFC tiebreakers entering Week 15 (plus BAL-NYJ)

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,

2019 NFC tiebreakers entering Week 15

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,

2019 NFC tiebreakers entering Week 14

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,

NFL drives of 110 yards or more

When merely counting the start and end points, an offense can go no more than 99 yards on any single drive. However, when penalties are enforced, it's actually possible for an offense to gain more than 100 yards in the same drive. In 2019, Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes accounted for all

First score of every NFL season

At some point on Thursday, one of the Bears or Packers will score the first points of the NFL’s 100th season.  [Update: the Bears' Eddy Pineiro kicked a 38-yard field goal.]  But who scored the first points of its 75th?  Or 50th?  Or 1st? The American Professional Football Association was founded