2023 NFC tiebreakers after Week 17

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,

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

2022 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 for CAR-NO. Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were tied at the end

2022 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 (tie scenarios may be added next week). Tiebreaker winners are as they would be if the teams were

Offensive linemen who passed, ran, or received

Offensive linemen almost never get the chance to touch the ball after the snap. Their job is to block for the smaller, faster players behind them, and unlike the players lined up on their outside, they are prohibited from catching a forward pass directly from the quarterback. When a player north

The NFL quiz with 10,000 questions

To celebrate Quirky Research reaching 10,000 followers on Twitter @QuirkyResearch, we have a quiz that has 10,000 NFL questions. That is, twenty-five questions about the rare times NFL football and the number 10,000 have intersected. When you have finished, you can read the discussions of the answers here.

Ejections for the 2022 season

A running list of players ejected in the 2022 season. Week Game Player Pos Team Reason Time Referee 1. 1 PHI-DET Tracy Walker S DET Swinging at opponent, possible official contact 2:45/3Q Allen 2. 2 NO-TB Mike Evans*1 WR TB Fighting 12:55/4Q Hochuli 3. Marshon Lattimore CB NO 4. 4 CAR-ARI Will Hernandez RG ARI Contact with an official 15:00/4Q Hussey 5. 5 PIT-BUF A.J. Epenesa DL BUF Contact with an official 1:07/4Q Hussey 6. 7 CHI-NE Mike Pennel DT CHI Blindside block to head of defenseless player 8:00/4Q Allen 7. 8 GB-BUF Quay Walker LB GB Pushed opposing out-of-uniform player on sideline 4:07/2Q Torbert 8. 10 LAC-SF Dre Greenlaw LB SF Illegal forcible contact to head of opponent 0:38/2Q Smith 9. 11 CIN-PIT George Pickens WR PIT Illegal forcible contact to