Ejections for the 2023 season

A running list of players ejected in the 2023 season.         Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. PRE 2 CHI-IND Jalen Harris DL CHI Swinging at an opponent 5:40/4Q George† 2. PRE 3 LAR-DEN Tre Tomlinson DB LAR Tackle by facemask 9:36/1Q Allen 3. 2 WAS-DEN Kareem Jackson S DEN Launching at defenseless receiver 1:47/2Q Rogers 4. 4 LV-LAC Jerry Tillery DT LV Late hit out of bounds 9:00/2Q Hussey 5. 6 BAL-TEN‡ Kyle Hamilton S BAL Hit to head of defenseless receiver 8:37/3Q Vinovich 6. 7 ARI--SEA D.J. Humphries LT ARI Contact with an official 9:32/2Q Novak 7. DEN-GB Kareem Jackson*2 S DEN Forcible contact to head of defenseless receiver 14:10/4Q Kemp 8. 9 WAS-SEA Emmanuel Forbes CB WAS Hit to head of defenseless

The race to Number 0

For those who are jersey number purists, the past two years have been riddled with anxiety. After the NFL opened up wide swaths of numbers in 2021 for essentially all players that don't go into a 3- or 4-point stance, the Eagles proposed to take things a step further. Why not

How the 2023 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 2022 season. The Super Bowl winner will be ranked 32; their opponents, will be 31. Next, the remaining teams are assigned to 4 groups based on their playoff performance: losers

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