- January 22, 2019 at 8:58 pm #53801
Plenty of scoring and close games are good for business in the NFL.Teams are scoring at a record pace. The number of points (4 Authentic Joseph Noteboom Jersey ,489), touchdowns (504) and touchdown passes (328) are the most in league history through six weeks.And, games are coming down to the end.Sixty-nine percent of all games (64 of 93) have been within one score in the fourth quarter. A total of 54 games have been decided by one score — eight points or less. That’s tied for the most in league history at this point. There have been 28 games decided by three points or fewer, second-most at this point. At least one game has reached overtime the first six weeks for the first time since extra time was instituted in 1974.”I don’t think there has been a better time to be an NFL fan,” Commissioner Roger Goodell said Wednesday. “The quality of the games and the enjoyment that comes with that, I hear it from the fans all the time — that is No. 1 for them. From our standpoint, we look at this as a great moment for us, the tremendous growth and the tremendous popularity of our game.”One of the key factors contributing to the scoring output is the emphasis on calling defensive holding penalties. The total is up to 36 from 11 through six weeks last season. The increase in roughing-the-passer penalties and eliminating use of the helmet to initiate hits are also important factors.League officials also point to an influx of talented young quarterbacks. However Limited Brian Allen Jersey , scoring could taper off once defenses make adjustments and weather could affect games later in the season.Here’s a look inside more numbers going into Week 7:MORE THIELEN: Vikings receiver Adam Thielen has at least 100 yards receiving in each of Minnesota’s first six games this season. Only Charley Hennigan had more with seven in 1961 for Houston. Thielen’s 58 catches lead the NFL and he’s on pace for 155 receptions.BREEZING UP: Drew Brees broke Peyton Manning’s career record for yards passing last week and now is one TD pass away from joining Manning (539), Brett Favre (508) and Tom Brady (501) in the 500 TD club. The Saints visit the Ravens on Sunday.CHASING LT: Rams running back Todd Gurley has 11 TDs rushing and receiving. He’s on pace for 29. Hall of Famer LaDainian Tomlinson set the record with 31 in 2006 for the Chargers.THE KICKING GOAT: Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri is 10 points away from breaking Morten Anderson’s scoring record. Anderson had 2,544 points on 565 field goals and 849 extra points. Vinatieri has 2,535 points and already broke Anderson’s record for most field goals. He’s at 570 and counting.PAT’S STATS: Patrick Mahomes has 18 TD passes in his first seven career games. Only Kurt Warner (21) and Deshaun Watson (20) had more through eight.BIG PLAY TY: Mahomes’ teammate on the Chiefs, wide receiver Tyreek Hill, already has 14 career TDs of 50 yards or more. Only Gale Sayers (16) and Randy Moss (15) had more before age 25.Random Ramsdom 9/3: Onto Oakland Sarina Morales chats with DT Aaron Donald | The Los Angeles Rams’ official siteHave a listen to Sarina interview the man, the myth, the legendAaron Donald reacts to signing 6-year extension | The Rams’ official siteAaron Donald takes the camera and mentions his excitement to be returning in horns for a long timeAnalysis: Rams’ 53-man roster | The Rams’ official siteRams insider Myles Simmons shares his thoughts on the 53-man roster John Kelly Jersey Salute to Service , going through all position groups with a fine-tooth combQuotes & Notes: The return of Aaron Donald | The Rams’ official siteDT Aaron Donald, Head Coach Sean McVay, and GM Les Snead share their thoughts on having #99 stick around for a few more yearsRams not awarded any waiver claims | Rams WireWell, as the title says, the Rams unfortunately did not successfully claim any players, thoughthey did tryComparing Aaron Donald’s deal to other expensive defenders | Rams WireCam DaSilva takes a look at the highest paid defenders around the NFL, and compares Donald’s mammoth extension to themBreaking down the Rams’ practice squad | Rams WireAndrew Ortenberg goes through all nine players on the Rams’ practice squad, and shares a bit of a background on eachEx-Rams OL Aaron Neary claimed | Rams WireRecently released OL Aaron Neary was claimed by the Cleveland Browns. He now has a shot to make a name for himself on their 53-man roster2018 Los Angeles Rams roster Todd Gurley Jersey Salute to Service , schedule prediction | ESPNLindsey Thiry goes through the 53-man roster, and also a game-by-game win/loss prediction. Hint: You probably wont be happy with her resultsDominique Easley gets fresh start and new position | ESPNLindsey Thiry takes a look at the return of the very talented though often-injured defender. Easley also happens to be making a switch from DT to OLBWhy your team sucks: 2018 Los Angeles Rams | DeadspinHave a little bit of comedy in your life, with Deadspin’s annual league-wide article demolishing all teams in the NFLRams head into 2018 as NFC West favorites | Belleville News-DemocratJosh Dubow of BND takes a look at the Rams additions in the offseason, a small recap of the Rams’ highly-successful 2017 season, and the rest of the NFC West
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