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

1983 USFL boxscores

Week 1 Oakland Invaders at Arizona Wranglers Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, AZ Sun. March 6, 1983 1 2 3 4 Oakland Invaders 7 0 0 17 24 Arizona Wranglers 0 0 0 0 0 1st Quarter OAK–Wyatt Henderson 53 yd pass from Fred Besana (Kevin Shea kick), 6:51 left 4th Quarter OAK–Arthur Whittington 2 yd rush (Kevin Shea kick), 12:47 left OAK–Kevin Shea 45 yd field goal, 6:25 left OAK–Wyatt Henderson

Double punt flummoxed rules gurus and statisticians

Seahawks punter Michael Dickson grew up playing Australian rules football in his hometown of Sydney, and he imported some of the kick-heavy game to Seattle on Thursday night. Dickson's third quarter punt was blocked with enough backspin to have it skittering in the open backfield. Because the ball is behind the

The quest to be the Super Bowl home team

Throughout modern NFL history, teams scheduled to host the Super Bowl have fantasized about playing for the title in their home stadium. For the first 54 Super Bowls, that remained a fantasy. The Buccaneers reversed that drought, advancing to Super Bowl LV after the 2020 season. The following season, the Rams

How the 2021 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 2020 season. The Super Bowl winner is 32, the Super Bowl loser is 31. Next, the remaining teams are assigned to 4 groups based on their playoff performance: losers of

Ejections for the 2020 season

A running list of players ejected in the 2020 season.           Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. 1 CHI-DET Jamie Collins LB DET Contact with referee demonstrating hit 11:26/1Q Kemp 2. TEN-DEN Rashaan Evans LB TEN Throwing a punch 1:07/1Q Novak 3. 2 HOU-BAL Ross Blacklock DT HOU Throwing a punch 4:51/4Q Corrente 4. SEA-NE Quandre Diggs FS SEA Use of the helmet 0:54/1Q Wrolstad 5. 3 JAX-MIA Cam Robinson LT JAX Contact with official 4:16/3Q Allen 6. 4 HOU-MIN Harrison Smith S MIN Hit on a defenseless receiver 1:13/2Q Rogers 7. 5 HOU-JAX Josh Jones S JAX Hit on a defenseless receiver 13:07/3Q Vinovich 8. 7 WAS-DAL Jonathan Bostic LB WAS Helmet-to-helmet contact on sliding QB 6:32/3Q Torbert 9. LV-TB Gabe Jackson RG LV Fighting 4:18/3Q Novak 10. 8 CAR-ATL Charles Harris DE ATL Hit to head of downed QB 4:26/3Q Hochuli 11. BAL-PIT Matthew

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