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 *Also suspended (number of games indicated with superscript number). https://www.quirkyresearch.com/2021/09/12/ejections-for-the-2021-season/ https://www.quirkyresearch.com/2020/09/13/ejections-for-the-2020-season/ https://www.quirkyresearch.com/2019/08/19/ejections-for-the-2019-nfl-season/ https://www.quirkyresearch.com/2018/09/17/nfl-ejections-for-the-2018-season/ https://www.quirkyresearch.com/2017/11/05/player-ejections-in-the-2017-season/  

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

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/  

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

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 the3 league or alter a competitive balance. This power has been

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

Consecutive team touchdowns scored by different players

When Matthew Slater returned a blocked punt for a touchdown in Week 4, it was the 11th consecutive Patriots touchdown that was scored by a different player. Below are the longest team touchdown streaks within a single season where there was not a repeat scorer. This includes three streaks that were