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Sunday and Monday Broadcast Information (All times Eastern)

ATLANTA at Cleveland, 1 p.m. on FOX: Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Sara Walsh (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 98 (Atlanta), 206 (Cleveland); XM: 389 (Atlanta), 228 (Cleveland)

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m. on FOX: Chris Myers. Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 99 (Detroit), 83 (Chicago); XM: 383 (Detroit), 225 (Chicago)

New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. on FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 127 (New Orleans), 82 (Cincinnati); XM: 384 (New Orleans), 227 (Cincinnati)

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. on CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta; SIRIUS: 103 (Jacksonville), 146 (Indianapolis); XM: 388 (Jacksonville), 230 (Indianapolis)

Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m. on CBS: Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Bruce Arians, Melanie Collins (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 106 (Arizona), 113 (Kansas City); XM: 390 (Arizona), 231 (Kansas City)

Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m. on CBS: Andrew Catalon, James Lofton; SIRIUS: 119 (Buffalo), 133 (New York Jets); XM: 386 (Buffalo), 229 (New York Jets)

Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. on FOX: Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 134 (Washington), 81 (Tampa Bay); XM: 385 (Washington), 226 (Tampa Bay)

New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m. on CBS: Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 111 (New England), 94 (Tennessee); XM: 387 (New England), 232 (Tennessee)

Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. on FOX: Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 136 (Los Angeles Chargers), 83 (Oakland); XM: 391 (Los Angeles Chargers), 225 (Oakland)

Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m. on CBS: Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Steve Tasker (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 78 (Miami), 81 (Green Bay); XM: 385 (Miami), 226 (Green Bay)

Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m. on CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter); SIRIUS: 99 (Seattle), 82 (Los Angeles Rams); XM: 384 (Seattle), 227 (Los Angeles Rams)

Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. on NBC: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Mayock; SIRIUS: 81 (Dallas), 83 (Philadelphia); XM: 226 (Dallas), 225 (Philadelphia)

New York Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN: Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (Field reporter); NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Rod Woodson, Amber Theoharis; SIRIUS: 81 (New York Giants), 83 (San Francisco); XM: 226 (New York Giants), 225 (San Francisco)

Sunday and Monday Officials
ATLANTA at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Pete Morelli
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.: Alex Kemp
New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.: Tony Corrente
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.: Jerome Boger
Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m.: Carl Cheffers
Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m.: Ron Torbert
Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.: Brad Allen
New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m.: Bill Vinovich
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.: Craig Wrolstad
Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.: Clay Martin
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m.: John Hussey
Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.: John Parry
New York Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Shawn Hochuli

Sunday and Monday Odds (Home Teams in CAPS)

Sunday’s Games
Favorite              Spread    Underdog         O/U
Atlanta               –  4      CLEVELAND        51
INDIANA               –  3      Jacksonville     46 1/2
NEW YORK JETS         –  7 1/2  Buffalo          37
New England           –  7      TENNESSEE        48 1/2
CHICAGO               –  6 1/2  Detroit          45
New Orleans           –  4      CINCINNATI       54 1/2
KANSAS CITY           – 16 1/2  Arizona          50
TAMPA BAY             –  2 1/2  Washington       51 1/2
Los Angeles Chargers  –  9 1/2  OAKLAND          50 1/2
LOS ANGELES RAMS      – 10      Seattle          51 1/2
GREEN BAY             –  9      Miami            47 1/2
PHILADELPHIA          –  6      Dallas           43 1/2

Monday’s Game
Favorite              Spread    Underdog         O/U
SAN FRANCISCO         –  3      New York Giants  43 1/2

Sunday and Monday Injury Report

ATLANTA at Cleveland, 1 p.m.

ATLANTA
OUT: K Matt Bryant (Right Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Derrick Shelby (Groin)

Cleveland
QUESTIONABLE: T Desmond Harrison (Illness), S Damarious Randall (Groin), TE David Njoku (Knee). LB Joseph Schobert (Ankle), WR Da’Mari Scott Shoulder), C Joesph Tretter (Ankle), CB Denzel Ward (Hip)

Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.

Detroit
DOUBTFUL: LB Medgar Harold (Shoulder)
OUT: G Thomas Lang (Neck), CB Darius Slay (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: DE Ezekiel Ansah (Shoulder, RB Kerryon Johnson (Ankle), LB Jalen Reeves-Maybin (Neck), TE Luke Willson (Shoulder)

Chicago
OUT: TE Dion Sims (Concussion), DT Bilal Nichols (Knee)

New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.

New Orleans
OUT: DE Marcus Davenport (Toe)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Dez Bryant (Ankle)

Cincinnati

DOUBTFUL: G Alex Redmond (Hamstring)
OUT: LB Vontaze Burfict (Hip), CB Darqueze Dennard (Sternoclavicular), WR A.J. Green (Foot), TE Tyler Kroft (Foot), LB Nichols vigil (KNee)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Giovani Bernard (Knee)

Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.

Jacksonville
DOUBTFUL: DT Eli Anko (Calf)
OUT: Arlando Bouye (Calf), CB Quenton Meeks (Knee), TE David Grinage (Knee), DE Lerentee McCray (Hamstring), LB Telvin Smith (Shoulder)

Indianapolis
OUT: TE Ryan Hewitt (Ankle), S Michael Mitchell (Calf), TE Erik Swoope (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: T Denzelle Good (Illness), DE Kemoko Turay (Neck), WR Ryan Grant (Ankle), CB Nathan Hairston (Ankle)

Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m.

Arizona
OUT: DT Robert Nkemdiche (Calf), WR Chad Williams (Ankle)
QUESTIONABLE: TE Jermaine Gresham (Back), S Budda Baker (Foot), S Jayestin Boston (Chest), G Mike Iupati (Back), DT Corey Peters (Ankle), G Joseph Pugh (Hand), G Jeremy Vujnovich (Hamstring)

Kansas City
DOUBTFUL: S James Berry (Heel)
OUT: C Mitchell Morse (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: G Cameron Erving (Illness), LB Anthony Hitchens (Rib), LB Justin Houston (Hamstring), S Daniel Sorensen (Knee), WR Sammy Watkins (Foot), LB Frank Zombo (Hamstring)

Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m.

Buffalo
OUT: QB Derek Anderson (Concussion), TE Charles Clay (Hamstring), DE Trent Murphy (Knee)
QUESTIONABLE: WR Andre Holmes (Neck), QB Josh Allen QB (Right Elbow), LB Fe’Zahn Edmundsons (Concussion), RB Chris Ivory (Shoulder)

New York Jets
DOUBTFUL: WR Robby Anderson (Ankle), QB Sam Darnold (Foot), C Spencer Long (Knee)
OUT: TE Neal Sterling (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLE: DT Stephen McLendon (Ankle)

Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.

Washington
OUT: RB Chris Thompson (Rib), T Trent Williams (Thumb)
QUESTIONABLE: CB Quinton Dunbar (Shin), WR Jamison Crowder (Ankle), T Morgan Moses (Knee)

Tampa Bay
OUT: DE Vincent (Ankle), RB Ronald Jones (Hamstring), G Evan Smith (Hip), CB Marvin Stewart (Foot)

New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

New England
QUESTIONABLE: T Trent Brown (Illness), TE Rob Gronkowski (Ankle), LB Qualin Hightower (Knee), Jacob Hollister (Hamstring), G Shaquille Mason (Calf), RB Sony Michel (Knee)

Tennessee
OUT: T Jack Conklin (Concussion)
QUESTIONABLEL S Dane Cruikshank (Knee), LB Derrick Morgan (Shoulder), WR Taywan Taylor (Foot), DT Bennie Logan (Knee), WR Taje Sharpe (Ankle)

Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.

Miami
DOUBTFUL: G Theodore Larsen (Neck)
OUT: DE Charles Harris (Calf), RB Ryan Tannehill (Right Shoulder), LB Kristian Alonso (Ankle), TE Alexander Kirby (Foot), WR Jakeem Grant (Achilles), T Ja’Wuan James (Knee), T Laremy Tunsil (Knee)

Green Bay
OUT: CB Kevin King (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: T Bryan Bulaga (Knee), WR Randall Cobb (Hamtring), LB Blake Martinez (Ankle)

Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.

Los Angeles Chargers
OUT: DE Joey Bosa (Foot)
QUESTIONABLE: LB Kyle Emanuel (Hip), CB Trevor Williams (Knee), DE Christopher Landrum (Hip), DT Darius Philon (Ankle)

Oakland – Oakland reports no injuries

Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m.

Seattle
DOUBTFUL: CB Neiko Thorpe (Groin)
QUESTIONABLE: RB Chris Carson (Hip), G Danny Fluker (Calf), DT Shamar Stephen (Foot), DT Nazar Jones (Illness), G Jordan Simmons (Calf), S Bradley McDougald (Knee), LB Kenneth Wright (Knee)

Los Angeles Rams – Los Angeles Rams report no injuries

Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.

Dallas
OUT: WR Tavon Austin (Groin), DE Vidauntae Charlton (Shoulder), DE David Irving (Ankle), LB Sean Lee (Hamstring), LB Joe Thomas (Foot), G Connor Williams (Knee), DE Randy Gregory (Knee), TE Geoffery Swain (Knee)

Philadelphia
OUT: CB Sidney Jones (Hamstring), CB Jalen Mills (Foot), RB Darren Sproles (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: DE John Sweat (Hip), T Lane Johnson (Knee)

New York Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Monday

New York Giants – New York Giants report no injuries

San Francisco
OUT: LB Reuben Foster (Hamstring), WR Pierre Garcon (Knee), S Jaquiski Tarrt (Shoulder)

Sunday and Monday Weather

ATLANTA at Cleveland, 1 p.m.: Mostly sunny and 39 degrees
Detroit at Chicago, 1 p.m.: Mostly cloudy and 37 degrees
New Orleans at Cincinnati, 1 p.m.: Mostly sunny and 41 degrees
Jacksonville at Indianapolis, 1 p.m.: Game indoors
Arizona at Kansas City, 1 p.m.: Mostly sunny and 43 degrees
Buffalo at New York Jets, 1 p.m.: Sunny and 45 degrees
Washington at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 82 degrees
New England at Tennessee, 1 p.m.: Mostly sunny and 49 degrees
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.: Sunny and 65 degrees
Miami at Green Bay, 4:25 p.m.: Partly cloudy and 33 degrees
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m.: Sunny and 75 degrees
Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m.: Clear and 38 degrees
New York Giants at San Francisco, 8:15 p.m. Monday: Clear and 68 degrees

Broadcast Information and Injury Report courtesy the National Football League, odds courtesy Don Best, weather information courtesy The Weather Channel. (Note: Weather information is based on kickoff local time)

The ’72 Dolphins can breathe easy.

The Los Angeles Rams’ hopes for an unbeaten sesaon came to an end in New Orleans as the Saints took down the Rams 45-35 in the Big Easy.

Los Angeles became one of many teams that came close to perfection, only to see that same perfection slip through their fingers. The champange corks you’re hearing? Those are some of the remaining Dolphin players from that team that are celebrating. Their streak of perfection is intact.

The second half of the NFL season is here and the race to the playoffs is in full swing.

Three teams – Kansas City (8-1), the Los Angeles Rams (8-1) and New England (7-2) – have a record of 7-2 or better entering Week 10 and New Orleans (7-1), which had its bye in Week 6, will reach either 8-1 or 7-2 following this week’s action. In the Super Bowl era, 216 teams have begun the season either 8-1 or 7-2 through nine games and 194 of those teams advanced to the postseason (89.8 percent). Sixty-one of the 216 teams reached the Super Bowl in their respective seasons.

As the season moves into the second half, there is plenty of football left to play and nothing has been decided. Since 2000, 45 teams have reached the halfway point of their season with a .500 or below winning percentage and advanced to the playoffs, including at least one in each season. Last year, Atlanta began the season at 4-4 before advancing to the postseason with a 10-6 record.

Four teams are currently riding winning streaks of at least five games – New Orleans (seven consecutive games), Houston (six), New England (six) and the Los Angeles Chargers (five). The Texans, which began the season 0-3, are the second team since 1970 to win six consecutive games immediately following an 0-3 start, joining the 1970 New York Giants.

As the schedule turns to Week 10, history is on the horizon for veteran and young quarterbacks alike. New England quarterback Tom Brady will play in his 300th career game (including the postseason) on Sunday at Tennessee at 1 p.m. on CBS, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Farve (326) as the only quarterbacks to appear in 300 career games across the regular season and playoffs. Brady, who has thrown 576 touchdown passes through 299 career games (including the postseason), can surpass Peyton Manning (579) for the most touchdown passes by a quarterback in NFL history.

Brady (505 regular-season touchdown passes) and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees (506), who plays at Cincinnati on Sunday at 1 p.m. on FOX, enter Week 10 within reach of Favre (508) for second place on the NFL’s all-time passing touchdown leaderboard. Only Manning (539) has more career touchdown passes in the regular season.

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes has 29 touchdown passes and 3,185 passing yards in 10 career games, both the most by a quarterback in his first 10 games in NFL history. Mahomes, who has passed for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of the Chiefs’ past four games, can join Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young (1998) as the only players in NFL history with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in five consecutive games.

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees passed for 346 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions for a 137 passer rating and wide receiver Michael Thomas had a franchise-record 211 receiving yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch in the fourth quarter, in the Saints’ 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams.

Brees has 22 career games with at least four touchdown passes and zero interceptions, tied with New England’s Tom Brady (22) for the most such games by a quarterback in NFL history.

Thomas’ 211 receiving yards are the most in a single game in Saints’ history, surpassing the previous high of 205 set by Wes Chandler on September 2, 1979 against Atlanta. He is the third Saint to record 200+ receiving yards in a single game, joining Chandler and Torrance Small (200 on December 24, 1994 at Denver).

•Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 228 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions for a 105.9 passer rating in the Chargers’ 25-17 win at Seattle.

Rivers, who has started 200 consecutive games dating back to September 11, 2006, became the fourth quarterback in NFL history to start at least 200 consecutive games, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Farve (297 consecutive games), Eli Manning (210) and Peyton Manning (208).

•Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes passed for 375 yards with three touchdowns and one interception for a 129 passer rating in the Chiefs’ 37-21 win at Cleveland.

Mahomes, who appeared in his 10th career game Sunday, has 29 touchdown passes and 3,185 passing yards, both the most by a player in his first 10 career games in NFL history. Mahomes is the only quarterback in league annals to pass for at least 3,000 yards in his first 10 career games.

Mahomes has passed for at least 300 yards in eight consecutive games, tied with Indianapolis’ Andrew Luck (2014) for the most consecutive games with 300+ passing yards in a single season in NFL history.

•​Pittsburgh running back James Conner had 107 rushing yards, 56 receiving yards and a touchdown catch in the Steelers’ 23-16 win at Baltimore.

Conner has four games with at least 100 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and at least one touchdown this season, the most such games by a player in a single season in NFL history.

Conner, who has 1,085 scrimmage yards (706 rushing, 379 receiving) and 10 total touchdowns (nine rushing, one receiving) this season, is the only player in franchise history with at least 1,000 scrimmage yards and 10 touchdowns in the team’s first eight games of a season.

•Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt had 141 scrimmage yards (91 rushing, 50 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Chiefs’ Week 9 win and New Orleans running back Alvin Kamara had 116 scrimmage yards (82 rushing, 34 receiving) with three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving) in the Saints’ win on Sunday.

Kamara, who played in his 24th career game on Sunday, has five games with both a rushing touchdown and receiving touchdown, the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first 25 career games. Only Indianapolis’ Edgerrin James (six) had more such games in his first 25 career contests.

Hunt, who appeared in his 25th career game today, has four such games, tied with Chicago’s Hugh Gallarneau (four games in 1941-42, 1945) for the third-most in league annals by a player in his first 25 career games.

•Minnesota, led by defensive end Danielle Hunter’s career-high 3.5 sacks, recorded a franchise-record 10 sacks in the team’s 24-9 victory over Detroit.

The Vikings’ 10 sacks surpassed the previous franchise-high of nine, which was accomplished four times and most recently on October 25, 1993 at Chicago.

Hunter, who returned a fumble 32 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, became the second player with at least 3.5 sacks and a touchdown in a single game since the individual sack became an official statistic in 1982. The Chargers’ Shaun Phillips, who had four sacks and a 31-yard interception-return touchdown against the Cardinals on October 3, 2010, is the only other player to accomplish the feat since 1982.

Chicago safety Eddie Jackson had a 65-yard fumble-return touchdown and linebacker Leonard Floyd scored on a 19-yard interception-return touchdown in the Bears’ 41-9 victory at Buffalo.

Jackson, who had both a 76-yard interception-return touchdown and a 75-yard fumble-return touchdown against Carolina on October 22, 2017, joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Deion Sanders (three touchdowns in 1994) as the only players since 1970 with at least three defensive touchdowns of 65 or more yards over any two-year span. Sanders had interception-return touchdowns of 93, 90 and 74 yards with San Francisco in 1994.

•Atlanta quarterback Matt Ryan completed 26 of 38 passes (68.4 percent) for 350 yards with four touchdowns and one interception for a 121.6 passer rating and wide receiver Julio Jones had seven catches for 121 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons’ 38-14 win at Washington.

Ryan, who recorded his 50th career game with at least 300 passing yards on Sunday, joined Drew Brees (57 games) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with at least 50 games of 300+ passing yards in their first 11 seasons.

Jones has 44 career games with at least 100 receiving yards, tied with Calvin Johnson for the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first eight seasons. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Randy Moss (45) had more such games in his first eight career seasons.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN WEEK 10

MILESTONES ON THE HORIZON: New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees passed for 346 yards with four touchdowns and New England quarterback Tom Brady passed 294 yards with a touchdown in Week 9. Brees (506 touchdown passes) and Brady (505) rank third and fourth, respectively, all-time in touchdown passes.

Brees, who faces Cincinnati at 1 p.m. on Sunday, needs three touchdown passes to surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre (508) for the second-most regular-season touchdown passes in NFL history. Brady, who plays at Tennessee at 1 p.m. on CBS, needs four touchdown passes to surpass Favre.

The players with the most touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAMS (PASSING TOUCHDOWNS)
Peyton Manning – Indianapolis and Denver (539)
Brett Favre – Green Bay, New York Jets and Minnesota (508)^
Drew Brees – San Diego and New Orleans (506)
Tom Brady – New England (505)
^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brady has an additional 71 touchdown passes in 37 career playoff games, an NFL record, and needs four touchdown passes to surpass Peyton Manning (579 touchdowns) for the most passing touchdowns in league history, including the postseason.

The players with the most touchdown passes (including the postseason) in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAMS (PASSING TOUCHDOWNS)
Peyton Manning – Indianapolis, Denver (579)
Tom Brady – New England (576)

Brady, who has appeared in 262 regular-season games and 37 playoff games, can become the second quarterback in league annals to appear in 300 games (including the postseason), joining Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre (326).

Arizona wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has 15,902 receiving yards in his 15-year NFL career. With 33 receiving yards on Sunday at Kansas City at 1 p.m. on CBS, Fitzgerald would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famer Terrell Owens (15,934) for the second-most receiving yards in NFL history.

The players with the most receiving yards in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAMS (RECEIVING YARDS)
Jerry Rice – San Francisco, Oakland and Seattle (22,895)^
Terrell Owens – San Francisco, Philadelphia, Dallas, Buffalo and Cincinnati (15,934)^
Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona (15,902)

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

PROLIFIC PAT: Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes leads the NFL with 2,901 passing yards and 29 touchdown passes through the first nine weeks of the season. Mahomes has thrown for at least 300 yards and three touchdowns in each of his past four games.

With 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes on Sunday against Arizona at Arrowhead at 1 p.m. on CBS, Mahomes would join Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young (five games in 1998) as the only quarterbacks in league history to record at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in five consecutive games.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdown passes in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAM (SEASON, CONSECUTIVE GAMES)
Steve Young – San Francisco (1998, 5)^
Patrick Mahomes – Kansas City (2018, 4)*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Active streak

LUCKY NUMBER THREE: Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck ranks second in the NFL with 23 touchdown passes this season and has thrown at least three touchdowns in each of his past five games.

With three touchdown passes on Sunday at home against Jacksonville at 1 p.m. on CBS, Luck would join Tom Brady (10 consecutive games in 2007) and Peyton Manning (eight consecutive games in 2004) as the only quarterbacks to record six consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes in a single season. Brady and Manning were each named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least three touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAM (SEASON, CONSECUTIVE GAMES)
Tom Brady – New England (2007, 10)#
Peyton Manning – Indianapolis (2004, 8)#
Andrew Luck – Indianapolis (2018, 5)*
#Named Associated Press MVP
*Active streak

RISING RIVERS: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers passed for 228 yards and two touchdowns for a 105.9 passer rating in the Chargers’ 25-17 win at Seattle in Week 9. Rivers has recorded at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher in each of the Chargers’ first eight games this season.

Rivers, who plays at Oakland at 4:05 p.m. on FOX, can join Aaron Rodgers (13 games in 2011) and Tom Brady (10 games in 2007) as the only quarterbacks in league history to throw at least two touchdown passes and have a passer rating of 95 or higher in each of his team’s first nine games of a season. Rodgers and Brady were each named Associated Press MVP in those seasons.

The players with the most consecutive games with at least two touchdown passes and a passer rating of 95 or higher to begin a season in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAM (SEASON, CONSECUTIVE GAMES)
Aaron Rodgers – Green Bay (2011, 13)#
Tom Brady – New England (2007, 10)#
Philip Rivers – Los Angeles Chargers (2018, 8)*
#Named Associated Press MVP
*Active streak

TOUCHDOWN TODD: Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns in 2018 and has scored at least one touchdown in each of the Rams’ first nine games of the season.

With a touchdown against Seattle in Los Angeles at 4:25 p.m. on CBS, Gurley would join Pro Football Hall of Famers O.J. Simpson (1975), Lenny Moore (1964) and Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch (1951) as the only players in league annals to score a touchdown in each of their team’s first 10 games of a season. Simpson and Moore had at least one touchdown in each of their team’s 14 games during their respective seasons.

The players with the most consecutive team games with at least one touchdown to begin a season in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAM (SEASON, CONSECUTVIE GAMES)
O.J. Simpson – Buffalo (1975, 14)^
Lenny Moore – Baltimore Colts (1964, 14)^
Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch – Los Angeles Rams (1951, 10)^
Todd Gurley – Los Angeles Rams (2018, 9)*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Active streak

CATCH IT LIKE MIKE: New Orleans wide receiver Michael Thomas had a franchise-record 211 receiving yards, including a 72-yard touchdown catch, in the Saints’ 45-35 win over the Los Angeles Rams in Week 9.

Thomas, who has 266 receptions in 39 career games, needs one catch on Sunday at Cincinnati at 1 p.m. on FOX to surpass Odell Beckham, Jr. (266) for the most receptions by a player in his first 40 career games in NFL history.

The players with the most receptions in their first 40 career games in NFL history:

PLAYER – TEAM (SEASONS, RECEPTIONS)
Odell Beckham, Jr. – New York Giants (2014-16, 266)
Michael Thomas – New Orleans (2016-18, 266)*
*In 39 career games

NICK AT NIGHT: San Francisco quarterback Nick Mullens passed for 262 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for 151.9 rating in his NFL debut in Week 9 in their win over Oakland last Thursday night.

With three touchdown passes against the New York Giants Monday night at 8:15 p.m. on ESPN, Mullens would become the fifth player in the Super Bowl era (since 1966) to throw at least three touchdown passes in each of his first two career starts at quarterback.

The players with at least three touchdown passes in each of their first two career starts at quarterback in the Super Bowl era:

PLAYER – TEAM (SEASONS)
Tyrod Taylor – Buffalo (2015)
Matt Flynn – Green Bay (2010-11)
Kurt Warner – St. Louis Rams (1999)^
Dan Marino – Miami (1983)^
Nick Mullens – San Francisco (2018)*
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
*Threw three TD passes in first-career start last week

With a start on Monday, Mullens will become the first quarterback since Kansas City’s Tyler Palko (2011) to make his first two career starts in primetime (Thursday Night, Sunday Night or Monday Night).

Highlights in week 10? Glad you asked…

New Orleans, winners of seven consecutive games, travel to Paul Brown Stadium to take on Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. on FOX. Saints running back Alvin Kamara, who has 1,218 rushing yards and 1,253 receiving yards in 24 career games, can join Herschel Walker (1,339 rushing, 1,394 receiving) as the only players in NFL history with at least 1,300 rushing and receiving yards in his first 25 career games. Bengals rookie safety Jessie Bates leads Cincinnati with 60 tackles and is one of two players in the NFL (Kiko Alonso) with at least 60 tackles and three interceptions (three) in 2018.

Russell Wilson and the Seahawks visit Todd Gurley and the Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 4:25 p.m. on CBS. Since Week 5, Wilson ranks second in the NFL with a 126.4 passer rating and third in the league with 11 touchdown passes. Gurley leads the NFL with 16 touchdowns (12 rushing, four receiving) and has scored a touchdown in each of the Rams’ nine games in 2018. With a touchdown on Sunday, Gurley can become the fourth player in league annals to score at least one touchdown in each of his team’s first 10 games of a season.

Byes in week 10? Baltimore, Denver, Houston and Minnesota have the weekend off. As for Arizona, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Jacksonville, the New York Giants and Philadelphia? They’re back from their week-long vacations and return to the gridiron this week. As for last week’s picks? 9 and 4 for the week, which wasn’t bad (it could have been better but it is what it is…). For the year, 84-46. There’s still lots of football left in the regular season and we haven’t even gotten to Thanksgiving yet.

Week 10 got underway in Pittsburgh as the Steelers manhandled Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers 52-21 at Heinz Field Thursday night and concludes on the West Coast as a pair of struggling teams meet in Santa Clara as the 49ers host Eli Manning and the New York Giants at Levis’ Stadium. Here are the Sunday and Monday picks for week 10.

ATLANTA (4-4) at Cleveland (2-6-1), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 711. Week 10 Sunday action gets underway along the shore of Lake Erie as the Atlanta Falcons make their way to Cleveland for an early afternoon contest with the struggling Cleveland Browns.

The Falcons picked up their third win in a row and pulled their record to the .500 mark as they took down Washington 38-14 at Fed Ex Field. Atlanta led from start to finish and took a 21-7 lead with them to the break. Atlanta, outrushing Washington 154-79, then proceeded to outscore the Redskins in the second half by a 17-7 margin to take the win (Atlanta’s Tevin Coleman led all rushers with 88, while the Falcons’ defense held Adrian Peterson to 17 yards on nine carries). Matt Ryan threw for 350 yards and four TDs with a pair of sacks, connecting with Coleman on two of those tosses, while WRs Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones (seven catches for 121 yards) had the others. Washington’s Alex Smtih threw for 306 yards with a TD toss to WR Josh Doctson but was sacked three times (both Ryan and Smith threw an interception). Atlanta went 10 for 13 on third down and held on to the ball for 32:56, while the Redskins (who were flagged 10 times for 147 yards) went 5 for 13 on third down, 2 of 2 on fourth down and held on to the ball for 27:04.

The Gregg Williams era at Cleveland did not get off to the start they wanted against Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs last Sunday as the Browns were taken to task by the Chiefs 37-21. Cleveland trailed 21-15 at the break, then watched the Chiefs outscore them in the final 30 minutes of action 16-6 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Cleveland was outrushed by Kansas City 139-102, with Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (91 yards, two TDs) and Browns RB Nick Chubb (85 yards, TD) led their teams. Mahomes burned Cleveland for 375 yards with three TDs (two to TE Travis Kelce, Hunt caught the other one), while Baker Mayfield paced Cleveland with 297 yards and a pair of TDs (both men were sacked twice, both threw an interception). Cleveland was 5 for 13 on third down tries along the shore of Lake Erie (they went 2 for 3 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 30:51, while Andy Reid’s Chiefs only needed to use 29:09, going 6 for 10 on third down.

Cleveland leads the series 11-3 and they have outscored Atlanta 330-215. Cleveland won the last meeting with Atlanta, taking a 26-24 win in 2014 in Atlanta, while the Falcons’ last win in the series came in 2010 in Cleveland by a final of 20-10, along the shores of Lake Erie. The oddsmakers like Atlanta as a 4-point road favorite with a 51 over/under. The Falcons have been playing decent football of late, while the Browns are struggling through a mid-season coaching change that could take them more than a season to recover. Atlanta covers the 4 on the shore of Lake Erie and wins on the road.

Jacksonville (3-5) at Indianapolis (3-5), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 706. A pair of teams coming off bye weeks meet in the Hoosier State as Andrew Luck and the Colts face off against AFC South foe Jacksonville in the first of two meetings.

Jacksonville returns after their 24-18 loss to the defending Super Bowl champs 24-18 on the other side of the Atlantic two weeks ago. In the week eight meeting at Wembley Stadium, the Jaguars trailed 10-6 at the half and would eventually pull themselves to within 6 with 6:57 left to play in the contest on a 24-yard field goal by Josh Lambo but could not come any closer. Philadelphia outrushed Jacksonville 133-70 and Eagles QB Carson Wentz threw for 286 yards with three TD tosses, while Blake Bortles threw for 286 yards with a TD (Wentz threw an interception, both men were sacked four times). Jacksonville, taking their fourth loss in a row, went 6 of 14 on third down (the Jaguars were 1 for 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 27:22, while the defending Super Bowl Champs went 7 for 12 on third down and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:38.

The Colts trailed Oakland 14-13 at the half on the West Coast two Sundays ago, then proceeded to outscore the Raiders 29-14 in the final 30 minutes of play to take a 42-28 win at the Oakland Coliseum. The Colts got a pair of second half TD passes from Andrew Luck to take the win and giving the Silver and Black their third loss in a row in the process. The Colts easily outrushed Oakland 222-103, with Colts RB Marlon Mack leading the way with 132 yards and a pair of TDs. Luck threw for 239 yards in the contest, while Oakland’s David Carr threw for 244 yards (both Luck and Carr threw threw TDs without a sack or interception). The Colts in the win went 9 for 13 on third down tries and held the ball for 36:30, while the Silver and Black kept the pigskin for 23:30, going 4 of 8 on third down, 1 of 2 on fourth down.

Indy leads the series 22-12 and have outscored the Jaguars 807-696. However… Jacksonville has won three of the last four meetings, including sweeping the series last year (the Colts’ last win over Jacksonville came in 2016 in the Hooiser State by a final of 24-20.

Their first meeting took place at Lucas Oil Stadium in week seven and Jacksonville left the Hoosier State 27-0 winners. Leading from start to finish, the Jaguars led 20-0 at the intermission and were in complete control of things in that contest. Jacksonville outrushed Indianapolis 188-96, with T.J. Yeldon leading all rushers with 122 yards and a TD. Jacksonville sacked Jacoby Brissett (who took over for the injured Luck) 10 times, while he threw for 200 yards with no interceptions, while Blake Bortles threw for 330 yards and a TD. Jacksonville was 8 for 14 on third down (they were 0 for 1 on fourth down) and ruled the clock, keeping the ball to themselves for 32:47, while the Colts were 5 for 15 on third down and a somewhat dismal 0 for 3 on fourth down, holding the ball for 27:13.

Jacksonville made the sweep of the series a reality in the Sunshine State in week 13, taking the Colts 30-10 at EverBank Field (now TIAA Field). Jacksonville led 16-3 at the half and then went into cruise control in the last 30 minutes of action, outscoring the Colts 14-7 in that frame of time. This time, the Colts outrushed Jacksonville 141-96 but once again, Bortles burned the Colts for 309 yards and a pair of TDs, while Brissett threw for 174 yards with a TD, four sacks and a pair of interceptions. Jacksonville went 9 for 15 on third down (they were 1 for 1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 33:47, while the Colts kept the ball for 26:13, going 5 of 15 on third down and 4 of 4 on fourth down tries.

Jacksonville easily covered the 3 1/2 spread, as they won by 27 but the Jaguars’ 27 points was not enough as the 40 1/2 over/under was safe and sound. Jacksonville covered again in the week 13 contest in the Sunshine State, winning by 20 (they were favored by 9 1/2) but both clubs barely missed the 41 over/under. This time, the Colts are favored in the Hoosier State by 3 and the over/under’s 46 1/2. Both teams are in the basement in the AFC South and the winner moves a step closer to the top, while the Jaguars look to keep their heads above water. Jacksonville pulls off the road upset and covers the 3.

Buffalo (2-7) at New York Jets (3-6), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 707. A pair of AFC/AFL foes meet in upstate New Jersey as the Buffalo Bills travel to the Meadowlands and Met Life Stadium for a Sunday afternoon meeting with the New York Jets. Both teams are coming off losses in last week’s play.

Buffalo watched Chicago score 28 second-quarter points at Orchard Park unchallenged, then saw Da Bears proceede to run away with a 41-9 winlast Sunday. Buffalo was held by Chicago to a pair of Chris Parkey field goals and a Nate Peterman TD run in the second half to take control of the contest from start to finish. Buffalo did outrush Chicago 97-64 Peterman threw for 189 yards (Mitch Trubisky threw for 135 yards) but was sacked four times and picked off three (Trubisky threw a TD pass with a sack and an interception). While forcing four turnovers, Chicago went 3 for 11 on third down tries and kept the ball for 25:57, while the Bills ruled the clock, keeping the pigskin for 34:03, going 6 of 18 on third down and 1 of 3 on fourth down tries.

GangGreen took their third loss in a row, as they dropped a 13-6 decision at Miami last Sunday in the Sunshine State. After a scoreless first quarter, it was an all-field goal second quarter as Miami took a 6-3 lead into the half with a pair of Josh Sanders field goals. After a scoreless third quarter, Miami would score the game’s only TD when rookie LB Jerome Baker picked off J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! QB Sam Darnold and lived out a lineman’s dream, returning it 25 yards for a TD. GangGReen did manage to outrush Miami 80-64 and Darnold threw for 229 yards with four interceptions, while Brock Osweiler threw for 139 yards (each was sacked four times, with Darnold throwing four interceptions) in the win. Third down tries were nothing to write home about, as the J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! were 2 for 13, while Miami was 3 for 16 (GangGreen was 0 for 2 on fourth down, while Miami was perfect, going 2 for 2) but GangGreen did rule the clock, keeping the ball for 31:34 to Miami’s 28:26.

The Bills lead the series 60-54 (which includes contests that took place at Shea Stadium, War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo and Giants Stadium, as well as games played when the Jets were known as the New York Titans) and the Bills have outscored GangGreen 2,372-2,342. They split last season’s contests, with each team taking wins at home.

The two AFC East foes met right away in week one in upstate New York as Buffalo took a 21-12 win at New Era Stadium. Buffalo led 7-6 at the intermission after a scoreless first quarter and then went on to outscore the J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! 14-6 in the second half. Buffalo outrushed GangGreen 190-38, with RB LeSean McCoy leading the way with 110 yards, while Bills QB Tyrod Taylor threw for 224 yards with a pair of TDs (New York’s Josh McCown threw for 187 yards with a pair of interceptions and a sack, while Taylor had a pair of sacks with an interception). Buffalo went 8 of 17 on third down in upstate New York and kept the ball for 33:04, while GangGreen was 4 of 14 and 1 of 1 on third and fourthd downs, holding the ball for 26:56.

GangGreen would get their revenge for the week one loss in upstate New York as they took a 34-21 win at Met Life Stadium in week nine. The J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! led Buffalo 10-3 at the intermission and took control of things in the second half, outpacing the Bills 24-14 in the last 30 minutes of action. This time, GangGreen, led by Matt Forte’s 77 rushing yards (with two TDs), outrushed the Bills 194-63 and McCown threw for 140 yards wtih a TD and no sacks, while Taylor threw for 285 yards with a pair of TDs but was sacked seven times. GangGreen went 6 for 14 on third down tries at Met Life Stadium and held the ball for 33:30, while the Bills kept the pigskin for 26:30, while going 6 for 16 on third down, 0 for 1 on fourth down.

In the season opener in upstate New York, the Bills BARELY covered the 8 1/2 point spread, winning by 9 but the 40 over/under was untouched as the two teams combined for 33 points. In the week nine rematch in upstate New Jersey, Buffalo was favored by 3 1/2 and GangGreen covered, winning by 13. The two clubs did cover the 42 1/2 over/under in the rematch, combining for 55 points. The Jets are favored by 7 1/2 in the Meadowlands and the over/under’s 37. We wouldn’t hold it against you if you were to watch that “NCIS” marathon on USA (Abby and Ziva slapping Tony is quite funny!). GangGreen wins this one at but expect the Bills to make things closer than the 7 1/2.

New England (7-2) at Tennessee (4-4), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 708. Brady vs. Mariota. New England comes to the Music City for a Sunday afternoon showdown with Marcus Mariota and the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium. Sunday’s contest features a former player (Mike Vrable) vs. his former coach (Bill Belichick) as they square off against each other in the Music City. Both teams took huge wins in last week’s contests.

Tom Brady and New England held off Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers in Foxboro last Sunday, with the Patroits coming away 31-17 winners at Gillette Stadium in a possible prime-time Super Bowl preview that featured a pair of future Hall of Fame QBs. Leading the Packers 17-10 at the half, Green Bay would even things up in the third when Rodgers and TE Jimmy Graham would connect on a 15-yard TD pass with 11:18 left in the quarter. New England then proceeded to take the lead back in the final 15 minutes of action, scoring their last 14 points of the contest without a challenge to take the win, ending with Brady and WR Josh Gordon hooking up on a 55-yard strike late in the quarter. New England outrushed Green Bay 123-118, while Brady and Rodgers combined to throw for 553 yards (Brady with 294, Rodgers with 259, Brady was sacked twice and Rodgers sacked once, neither threw an interception). New England was 4 for 11 on third down conversions and kept the ball for 27:26, while the Packers ruled the clock and held on to the ball for 32:34, going 6 for 13 on third down (both teams were 0 for 1 on fourth down).

The Titans gave Dallas their third loss in their last four games, taking down the Cowboys 42-28 at AT&T Stadium Monday night. Dallas watched Mariota and the Titans break a 14-14 tie at the intermision and score 14 second half points unchallenged. Tennessee outrushed Dallas 125-72 and Dak Prescott threw for 243 yards with five sacks, while Mariota threw for 240 yards (each threw a pair of TDs, Mariota was sacked four times, Prescott was sacked five times with an interception) and each team turned the ball over twice in the Monday night contest. Dallas went 5 for 11 on third down (the Cowboys were 0 for 1 on fourth down, keeping the ball for 25:34, while the Titans ruled the clock and held the pigskin for 34:26, going 11 for 14 on third down conversions.

Including games played in Boston and Houston, when the Titans were known as the Houston Oilers, New England leads the series 23-15-1 and the Pats have outscored Tennessee 993-778. New England has come away with wins in their last five regular season meetings, with the last win coming in Foxboro in 2015 by a final of 33-16, while Tennessee’s last win over Brady and the Patriots came in the Music City by a 24-7 final in 2002.

They did meet in the post-season last year in Foxboro in the AFC Divisonal Game and the Pats were 35-14 winners at Gillette Stadium. New England erased a 7-0 first quarter deficit and scored 21 points in the second quarter unchalleged to take a 14-point lead with them to the intermission. New England outrushed Tennessee 101-85 and Brady threw for 337 yards and three TDs (one toss going to TE Rob Gronkowski), while Mariota threw for 254 yards with a pair of TDs and 8 sacks (Brady was not sacked or threw an interception). New England was 11 for 17 on third down conversions at Gillette Stadium and held on to the ball for 32:56, while the Titans were 5 for 15 on third down conversions, 2 for 3 on fourth down and held the ball for 27:04.

New England covered the 13 1/2-point spread with ease, as they won the AFC Divisional Game by 21 and both teams took care of the 47 over/under by scoring 49 points. The boys and girls in Vegas? They like the Pats on the road, making them 7-point favorites in Music City and the over/under’s 48 1/2. These numbers sound somewhat reasonable and since it’s Brady and Mariota, it should be a fun one to watch. Pats cover the 7 and win in Music City.

Detroit (3-5) at Chicago (5-3), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 709. A pair of NFC North rivals meet in the Windy City as Detroit travels to Soldier Field for an early afternoon contest with the first-place Chicago Bears.

Detroit was held in check last Sunday in Minneapolis, falling to Minnesota 24-9 at US Bank Stadium. The Lions trailed 17-6 at the break and could never get on track in the NFC North contest in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. Minnesota outrushed the Lions 128-66 and Matthew Stafford was sacked 10 times by the Purple Gang, despite throwing for 199 yards, while Kirk Cousins threw for 164 yards with a TD to WR Adam Thielen. Minnesota would put the nail in Detroit’s coffin in the fourth quarter when Vikings DE Danielle Hunter fulfilled a defensive lineman’s dream and took a fumble and returned it 32 yards untouched for a TD. Detroit was 4 for 15 on third down tries, 3 of 3 on fourth down and held on to the pigskin for 36:45, while the Vikings needed only 23:15 of clock to keep the ball, while going 3 for 8 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Chicago scored 28 second-quarter points at Buffalo unchallenged and then proceeded to run away with a 41-9 win over the Bills at Orchard Park last Sunday. Da Bears held Buffalo to a pair of Chris Parkey field goals and a Nate Peterman TD run in the second half to take control of the contest from start to finish. Buffalo did outrush Chicago 97-64 Peterman threw for 189 yards (Mitch Trubisky threw for 135 yards) but was sacked four times and picked off three (Trubisky threw a TD pass with a sack and an interception). While forcing four turnovers, Chicago went 3 for 11 on third down tries and kept the ball for 25:57, while the Bills ruled the clock, keeping the pigskin for 34:03, going 6 of 18 on third down and 1 of 3 on fourth down tries.

Da Bears lead da series 97-74-5 (including contests that were played when the Lions were in Portsmouth and known as the Spartans and both teams played at Wrigley Field, Tiger Stadium, the Silverdome and the University of Illinois-Champaign) and Chicago has outscored Detroit 3,409-3,152. However… the Lions have won the last three contests with their NFC North rivals, including sweeping last year’s series (Chicago’s last win over Detroit came in 2016 in the Windy City by a 17-14 final.

Round one… week 11 in the Windy City and the Lions erased a 10-0 first quarter deficit, took a 21-17 lead at the break, only to see Chicago tie things up in the fourth quarter when RB Tarik Cohen scored on a 15-yard run before Matt Prater gave the Lions the lead back for keeps to take the 27-24 win at Solider Field. Detroit used a 9-play, 42-yard drive that used 3:27 of clock to set up the game winning score, then held off a late Chicago rally that would have either the contest into overtime or given Chicago the win. The Monsters of the Midway did outrush Detroit 222-65, with Bears RB Jordan Howard leading the way with 125 yards and a TD, while Trubisky threw for 179 yards and a TD (Stafford threw for 299 yards and a pair of TDs; Stafford was sacked three times, Trubisky sacked once, neither threw an interception). Detroit was 3 for 10 on third down conversions at Soldier Field and the Lions kept the ball for 30:36, while Chicago held the ball for 29:24, going 3 for 9 on third down and 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Round two… week 15 in the Motor City. Detroit made the sweep of the series complete, taking a 20-10 win over Da Bears at Ford Field. Detroit led 13-3 at the intermission and the two clubs played even football in the final 30 minutes of action. Neither club shattered the 100-yard barrier but Detroit did outrush Chicago 91-43 and Stafford threw for 237 yards with a pair of TDs and four sacks (no interceptions), while Trubisky threw for 314 yards with three interceptions (he was sacked twoce and threw a TD pass). Detroit went 6 for 13 on third down in the Motor City and kept the ball for 29:05, while Chicago ruled the clock and proceeded to hold on to the ball for 30:55, going 5 for 12 on third down.

In the week 11 contest in the Windy City, Detroit matched the 3-point spread, winning by 3 and both teams covered the 41 over/under with 51 points. As for the week 15 rematch in Detroit? The Lions covered the 5-point spread, winning by 10 but both teams missed the 44 over/under, as they would merge for 30 points. In the Sunday afternoon contest in the Windy City, Da Bears are favored by 6 1/2 and the over/under’s 45. Chicago’s in first in the NFC North, while the Lions are trying to get out of the NFC North cellar. Da Bears prevail in the Windy City and covers the 6 1/2 at home.

New Orleans (7-1) at Cincinnati (5-3), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 710. Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints make their way to Cincinnati for an afternoon meeting with Andy Dalton and the Bengals along the shores of the Ohio River.

New Orleans broke a 35-35 fourth quarter tie in the Big Easy and took a 45-35 decision against the Los Angeles Rams last Sunday afternoon to end the Rams’ 8-game win streak. New Orleans led 35-14 going into the intermission before the Rams would pull themselves to within 11 as K Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired. Los Angeles then scored 10 third quarter points without a challenge, then opened the fourth quarter, tying things up at 35-35 thanks to a pair of TD passes from Jared Goff (one to RB Malcon Brown, the other to WR Cooper Kupp) and a Zuerlein field goal before New Orleans took control in the fourth quarter to take the lead back and for keeps. New Orleans outrushed the Rams 141-92 and Goff threw for 391 yards with three TDs an an interception, while Brees threw for 346 yards and four TDs, including a TD that drew the ire of the game officials when WR Michael Thomas pulled out a cell phone from underneath the goal post padding, paying homage to a former Saints player (neither man was sacked, Goff threw the only interception in the contest). The Rams were 3 for 8 on third down conversions (they were 0 of 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 26:19, while the Saints ruled the clock and held on to the ball for 33:41, going 7 of 12 on third down, 2 of 2 on fourth down.

The Bengals, coming back from their bye week, gave Tampa Bay their fourth loss in five tries as they came away 34-31 last second winners over the Bucs at Paul Brown Stadium two weeks ago. Dalton and the Bengals led Tampa Bay 27-9 at the half and would see the Buccaneers eventually bench Jameis Winston (276 yards, five sacks, TD, four interceptions) and replace him with Fitzpatrick (194 yards, two TDs, sack), who would then proceed to pull his team closer to the Bengals, throwing a pair of TDs to RB Mike Evans and TE O.J. Howard to tie things up but Tampa Bay fans would have their hopes shattered as the Bengals got the ball back with 65 seconds left in regulation and used all of the time that was available to them when Bengals K Randy Bullock kicked a 44-yard FG as time expired. Cincinnati outrushed Tampa Bay 138-126, with Bengals RB Joe Mixon leading all rushers with 123 yards and a pair of TDs, while Dalton threw for 280 yards and a pair of TDs to WRs A.J. Green and Tyler Boyd. Tampa Bay went 10 of 18 on third down (they were 2 of 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 35:59, while Cincinnati went 5 of 13 and 1 of 2 on third and fourth downs, keeping the ball for 24:01, including the final 65 seconds of regulation.

Including games that were played at old Tulane Stadium and Riverfront Stadium, the Bengals lead the series 7-6 and have outscored New Orleans 278-234. Cincinnati won the last meeting with the Saints, taking a 27-10 win in the Big Easy in 2014, while the Saints’ last win in the series came in Cincinnati by a final of 34-30 in 2010. The Saints are favored by 4 and the over/under’s 54 1/2. There’s a lot at stake here. Both teams are contending for a playoff spot and a win Sunday could push them a step closer to their goal. Cincinnati pulls the home upset and takes the win, covering the 4.

Arizona (2-6) at Kansas City (8-1), 1 p.m. on CBS and DirecTV 710. A struggling Arizona Cardinal team travels to the Show-Me State for an afternoon contest in mid-America as the Kansas City Chiefs welcome them to Arrowhead. Both teams took close wins last week, the Desert Angry Birds winning a close contest at home, while the Chiefs took care of business on the shores of Lake Erie.

Arizona, coming back from their bye week, saw San Francisco take a 12-3 lead at the end of the third quarter before that lead would escape from them as Arizona would score 15 fourth quarter points unchallenged to take an 18-15 win in Glendale. San Francisco led the Desert Angry Birds by a baseball-like score of 5-3 at the break, then scored their lone TD of the contest when WR Marquise Goodwin and QB C.J. Beatherd connected on a 55-yard TD toss late in the third quarter. After the 49ers added a Robbie Gould field goal, Arizona then went to work in the final 15 minutes of action, with Josh Rosen connecting on TD passes to WR Larry Fitzgerald and WR Christian Kirk to give Arizona the lead for keeps. Arizona then held off a late 49er rally to come away with the win, while giving San Francisco their fifth loss in a row. While the 49ers did outrush Arizona 107-88, Rosen outpaced Beatherd, throwing for 252 yards with three sacks and an interception to go with the two TDs (Beatherd threw for 190 yards with four sacks and no interceptions). Third down tries? San Francisco was 5 of 15, Arizona was 6 of 14 at State Farm Stadium Sunday afternoon and the 49ers ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:19 to Arizona’s 27:41.

Kansas City stopped the Gregg Williams era from getting off to a good start as Browns interim head coach as the Chiefs and Patrick Mahonmes took care of Cleveland 37-21, taking their eighth win in nine tries. Kansas City led from start to finish and led 21-15 at the break, then outscored Cleveland in the final 30 minutes of action 16-6 at FirstEnergy Stadium. Kansas City outrushed Cleveland a by 139-102 margin, with Chiefs RB Kareem Hunt (91 yards, two TDs) and Browns RB Nick Chubb (85 yards, TD) led their teams. Mahomes burned Cleveland for 375 yards with three TDs (two to TE Travis Kelce, Hunt caught the other one), while Baker Mayfield paced Cleveland with 297 yards and a pair of TDs (both men were sacked twice, both threw an interception). Cleveland was 5 for 13 on third down tries along the shore of Lake Erie (they went 2 for 3 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 30:51, while Andy Reid’s Chiefs only needed to use 29:09, going 6 for 10 on third down.

Including games that took place in St. Louis when the Cardinals were there, the Chiefs lead the series 8-3-1 and they have outscored the Desert Angry Birds 287-170. Arizona won the last meeting with Kansas City as the Cardinals came away 17-14 winners in Glendale in 2014, while the Chiefs’ last win in the series came in 2010 at Arrowhead by a final of 31-13. Kansas City’s favored by 16 1/2 (you read that right!) and the over/under’s 50. The 50 makes a lot of sense. The 16 1/2 leaves us scratching our heads. Cleveland’s not exactly the kings of the AFC North mountain but they’re not 16 1/2 points bad. The Chiefs are playing for a playoff spot, while the Browns are playing to keep their heds above water. Chiefs win at Arrowhead but expect Cleveland to make things closer than 16 1/2.

Washington (5-3) at Tampa Bay (3-5), 1 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 713. Washington, still atop the NFC East, travels to Tampa Bay for their Sunday afternoon contest in the Sunshine State. Both teams took huge losses

Washington watched Atlanta take their third win in a row and pulled their record to the .500 mark as the Falcons took down the Redskins 38-14 at Fed Ex Field. Washington trailed from start to finish and watched Atlanta lead 21-7 at the break, the saw the Falcons floor the gas in the final 30 minutes of action. Atlanta outrushed Washington 154-79 as Falcons RB Tevin Coleman lead all rushers with 88, while the Falcons’ defense held Adrian Peterson to 17 yards on nine carries. Falcons QB Matt Ryan threw for 350 yards and four TDs with a pair of sacks, connecting with Coleman on two of those tosses, while WRs Calvin Ridley and Julio Jones (seven catches for 121 yards) had the others. Washington’s Alex Smtih threw for 306 yards with a TD toss to WR Josh Doctson but was sacked three times (both Ryan and Smith threw an interception). Atlanta went 10 for 13 on third down and held on to the ball for 32:56, while the Redskins (who were flagged 10 times for 147 yards) went 5 for 13 on third down, 2 of 2 on fourth down and held on to the ball for 27:04.

Tampa Bay watched Carolina take a 35-14 lead to the intermission last Sunday at Bank of America Stadium and came out on the short end of a 42-28 loss over their NFC South rivals. Tampa Bay would be outrushed by the Panthers outrushed Tampa Bay 179-82 (Carolina’s Christian McCaffrey led all rushers with 79 yards and a pair of rushing TDs), while Newton threw for 247 yards and a pair of TDs. Carolina made life less than pleasant for QB Ryan Fitzpatick, who was sacked Tampa Bay QB Ryan Fitzpatrick four times, while throwing for 243 yards, with four TDs and a pair of interceptions. The Panthers went 4 for 10 on third down (they were 0 of 1 on fourth down) and held the ball for 31 minutes, while the Buccaneers kept the ball for 29 minutes, going 5 for 12 and 1 of 2 on third and fourth downs.

They’ve met 20 times and have split the series, with each team sitting at 10-10 and Tampa Bay has outscored Washington 401- 365. Both teams won their last meetings in Landover, with Washington coming away 31-30 winners in 2015, while Tampa Bay was victorious in 2014 by a final of 27-7. Tampa Bay’s favored by 2 1/2 and the over/under’s 51. Washington’s plan? Stay on top of the NFC East. Tampa Bay’s plan? Catch Carolina, Atlanta and New Orleans in the NFC South. We love it when a plan comes together and we think Washington’s plan is better. Hail To The Redskins! Washington covers the 2 1/2 and wins in the Sunshine State.

Los Angeles Chargers (6-2) at Oakland (1-7), 4:05 p.m. on FOX and DirecTV 714. A pair of AFC/AFL West rivals meet on the East side of San Francisco Bay as the Los Angeles Chargers make the 372-mile trip up I-5 to take on the Oakland Raiders.

Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers erased a 7-0 first quarter deficit and came away with a 25-17 win over Seattle in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks last Sunday. While Los Angeles led 19-10 at the intermission, the Seahawks would make the contest close with 1:50 left when Russell Wilson and TE Nick Varnett connected on a 6-yard TD toss, making it an 8-point contest. Seattle then forced the Chargers to punt and got the ball back on their 22-yard line, then proceeded to march down the field and getting as close as Los Angeles’ 20-yard line when they had their hopes extended after the Chargers were flagged for pass interference in the end zone as time expired. Because a game can’t end on a defensive penalty, Seattle got the ball on the 1-yard line but the Seahawks could not dent the end zone with the untimed down play. Los Angeles outrushed Seattle 160-154 with Chargers RB Melvin Gordon leading the way with 113 yards and a TD, while Rivers threw for 228 yards in the road win (Wilson threw for 235 yards, both Wilson and Rivers threw a pair of TDs; Rivers was sacked twice without an interception, while Wilson was sacked four times with a pick). Seattle was 4 of 15 on third down in the Pacific Northwest (the Seahawks were perfect on fourth down, going 4 for 4) and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 35:41 to Los Angeles’ 24:19 (the Chargers were 2 for 9 on third down tries).

Oakland took a 3-0 lead early against San Francisco last Thursday night thanks to a 37-yard field goal by Derek Carlson, then watched the 49ers score 34 points without a challenge as they dropped a 34-3 decision to their neighbors from across San Francisco Bay at Levis Stadium, dropping their fourth contest in a row. The Silver and Black watched 49ers QB Nate Mullins make his NFL debut a success, as he threw for 262 yards without a sack or interception, with the 49ers outrushing Oakland 143-102 (Raheem Mostert led all rushers with 86 yards and a TD), while Derek Carr threw for 171 yards with seven sacks. Oakland went 3 of 12 on third down (the Raiders went 0 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 31:26, while the 49ers were 28:34 in time of possession, going 5 for 12 on third down tries.

They met is week five in Los Angeles and the Chargers were 26-10 winners at Stub Hub Centre. In the first meeting in Southern California, Oakland saw their AFC West rivals from Los Angeles use a pair of Philip Rivers TD passes to take a 26-10 win at Stub Hub Center. Los Angeles led 17-3 at the intermission in southern California and never looked back, outscoring the Silver and Black 9-7 in the final 30 minutes of play. San Diego outrushed Oakland 79-41 and Rivers threw for 339 yards and the two TDs without an interception, while Derek Carr threw for 268 yards with a TD, three sacks and an interception. The Chargers were 7 of 13 on third down tries and held the ball for 34:40, while the Silver and Black held the ball for 25:20, going 4 of 11 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

In the week five contest in Los Angeles, the Chargers covered the 5 1/2-spread, winning by 16 but neither club touched the  53 1/2 over/under, as they would combine for 36 points. The Chargers are favored again, this time by 9 1/2 on the East side of San Francisco Bay and the over/under’s 50 1/2. The 50 1/2 makes sense. The 9 1/2 leaves you wondering. The Raiders are bad but not 9 1/2 bad. Oakland will make it closer than the 9 1/2 but the Chargers pull off the sweep on the road and take the win.

Seattle (4-4) at Los Angeles Rams (8-1), 4:25 pm on CBS and DirecTV 715. Seattle and the Los Angeles Rams renew their series in Los Angeles as the Seahawks take their turn, making the 1,137 mile trip down I-5 in a week five rematch. Both teams enter the Sunday afternoon contest at the Coliseum with close losses under their belts.

Seattle watched a 7-6 first quarter lead against Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers get away from them at Century Link Field, as the Chargers would go on to take a 25-17 win in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks. While Los Angeles led 19-10 at the intermission, the Seahawks would make the contest close with 1:50 left when Russell Wilson and TE Nick Varnett connected on a 6-yard TD toss, making it an 8-point contest. Seattle then forced the Chargers to punt and got the ball back on their 22-yard line, then proceeded to march down the field and getting as close as Los Angeles’ 20-yard line when they had their hopes extended after the Chargers were flagged for pass interference in the end zone as time expired. Because a game can’t end on a defensive penalty, Seattle got the ball on the 1-yard line but the Seahawks could not dent the end zone with the untimed down play. Los Angeles outrushed Seattle 160-154 with Chargers RB Melvin Gordon leading the way with 113 yards and a TD, while Rivers threw for 228 yards in the road win (Wilson threw for 235 yards, both Wilson and Rivers threw a pair of TDs; Rivers was sacked twice without an interception, while Wilson was sacked four times with a pick). Seattle was 4 of 15 on third down in the Pacific Northwest (the Seahawks were perfect on fourth down, going 4 for 4) and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 35:41 to Los Angeles’ 24:19 (the Chargers were 2 for 9 on third down tries).

The Rams saw their hopes for an undefeated season come to an end in NeW Orleans as the Saints would break a 35-35 fourth quarter tie in the Big Easy and drop a 45-35 decision last Sunday afternoon. New Orleans led 35-14 going into the intermission before the Rams would pull themselves to within 11 as K Greg Zuerlein connected on a 56-yard field goal as time expired. Los Angeles then scored 10 third quarter points without a challenge, then opened the fourth quarter, tying things up at 35-35 thanks to a pair of TD passes from Jared Goff (one to RB Malcon Brown, the other to WR Cooper Kupp) and a Zuerlein field goal before New Orleans took control in the fourth quarter to take the lead back and for keeps. New Orleans outrushed the Rams 141-92 and Goff threw for 391 yards with three TDs an an interception, while Drew Brees threw for 346 yards and four TDs, including a TD that drew the ire of the game officials when WR Michael Thomas pulled out a cell phone from underneath the goal post padding, paying homage to a former Saints player (neither man was sacked, Goff threw the only interception in the contest). The Rams were 3 for 8 on third down conversions (they were 0 of 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 26:19, while the Saints ruled the clock and held on to the ball for 33:41, going 7 of 12 on third down, 2 of 2 on fourth down.

The two NFC West foes met in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks in week five and Los Angeles prevailed 33-31 at Century Link Field. In the first contest, In the first meeting, Los Angeles and Seattle Seahawks had a slugfest in their NFC West meeting at Century Link Field and Los Angeles managed to prevail, coming away 33-31 winners in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks, The Rams and Seahawks entered the intermission even at 17-17 and Seattle had the Rams on the ropes, leading 31-30 with 14:54 before Rams RB Todd Gurley pulled them back to within one with 14:54 left in regulation on a 5-yard run. Los Angeles would take the lead back for keeps with 6:05 left when Greg Santos (who had replaced the injured Greg Zuerlein) kicked a 39-yard field goal to take a 33-31 lead. Los Angeles would then go on to hold off the Seahawks to take the two-point road win. Seattle RB Chris Carson picked up his third consecutive 100-yard game, rushing for 116 yards (Gurley hadd 77 yards rushing to lead the Rams) as Seattle outrushed Los Angeles 190-155 in the contest. Rams QB Jared Goff threw for 321 yards with a TD, while Seahawks QB Russell Wilson threw for 198 yards with three TDs and no interceptions (Goff was picked off once and threw a pair of interceptions, Wilson was sacked twice). Seattle was 7 of 12 on third down in the Pacific Northwest and kept the ball for 30:30, while the Rams held the ball for 29:30 and went 3 of 9 on third down, 1 of 1 on fourth down.

Los Angeles Rams was a 7-point favorite in the week five contest in the Pacific Northwest and while they did win the game, they did not cover the spread, winning by only 2. The two teams did cover the 51 over/under, scoring 64 points. In the rematch in Los Angeles, the Ramgs are favored by 10 and the over/under’s 51 1/2. That spread is a bit on the steep side but the over/under makes sense. Seattle’s lookng for revenge from the week five loss in the land of Grunge, Salmon and Starbucks, while the Rams look to start a new streak. History does have a way of repeating and history’s on the side of the Rams. Although Seattle will make this closer than 10, the Rams will prevail at home in the Coliseum.

Miami (5-4) at Green Bay (3-4-1), 4:25 p.m. on CBS and DirecTv 714. It’s a late-afternoon contest in the land of beer, cheese and Bratwurst as Green Bay hosts the Miami Dolphins at Lambeau Field.

Miami gave the New York Jets their third loss in a row, as they would defeat their AFC East rivals 13-6 last Sunday in the Sunshine State. After a scoreless first quarter, it was an all-field goal second quarter as Miami took a 6-3 lead into the half with a pair of Josh Sanders field goals. After a scoreless third quarter, Miami would score the game’s only TD when rookie LB Jerome Baker picked off J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! QB Sam Darnold and lived out a lineman’s dream, returning it 25 yards for a TD. GangGReen did manage to outrush Miami 80-64 and Darnold threw for 229 yards with four interceptions, while Brock Osweiler threw for 139 yards (each was sacked four times, with Darnold throwing four interceptions) in the win. Third down tries were nothing to write home about, as the J-E-T-S! JETS! JETS! JETS! were 2 for 13, while Miami was 3 for 16 (GangGreen was 0 for 2 on fourth down, while Miami was perfect, going 2 for 2) but GangGreen did rule the clock, keeping the ball for 31:34 to Miami’s 28:26.

Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers watched Tom Brady and the New England Patriots break a 17-17 tie in Foxboro last Sunday night, as New England would come away with the 31-17 win at Gillette Stadium in a possible prime-time Super Bowl preview that featured a pair of future Hall of Fame QBs. Green BAy trailed 17-10 at the half, then went on to even things up in the third when Rodgers and TE Jimmy Graham would connect on a 15-yard TD pass with 11:18 left in the quarter. New England then proceeded to take the lead back in the final 15 minutes of action, scoring their last 14 points of the contest without a challenge to take the win, ending with Brady and WR Josh Gordon hooking up on a 55-yard strike late in the quarter. New England outrushed Green Bay 123-118, while Brady and Rodgers combined to throw for 553 yards (Brady with 294, Rodgers with 259, Brady was sacked twice and Rodgers sacked once, neither threw an interception). New England was 4 for 11 on third down conversions and kept the ball for 27:26, while the Packers ruled the clock and held on to the ball for 32:34, going 6 for 13 on third down (both teams were 0 for 1 on fourth down).

Miami leads the series 10-4 and the Dolphins have outscored Green Bay 333-256. Their last wins in the series came in the other’s stadium; Miami’s last win was in Green Bay in 2010, when the Dolphins needed overtime to take a 23-20 win at Lambeau, while Green Bay’s last win came in the Sunshine State in 2014 by a final of 27-24. Green Bay’s favored by 9 on the almost-frozen tundra with the over/under at 47 1/2. While this one’s not quite “Drill Worthy,” it’s worth the time to watch. While Green Bay won’t cover the 9, they do take the win at home.

Dallas (4-4) at Philadelphia (4-4), 8:20 p.m. on NBC. A pair of NFC East foes meet in the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday night. Wentz vs. Prescott. Cheesesteak vs. Brisket. The defending Super Bowl champions host Dallas in a prime time Sunday night contest at Lincoln Financial Field.

Dallas comes off their third loss in their last four games, losing to Tennessee 42-28 at AT&T Stadium Monday night. Dallas watched Marcus Mariota and the Titans break a 14-14 tie at the intermision and score 14 second half points unchallenged. Dallas found themselves outrushed by Tennessee 125-72 and Dak Prescott threw for 243 yards with five sacks, while Mariota threw for 240 yards (each threw a pair of TDs, Mariota was sacked four times, Prescott was sacked five times with an interception) and each team turned the ball over twice in the Monday night contest. Dallas went 5 for 11 on third down (the Cowboys were 0 for 1 on fourth down, keeping the ball for 25:34, while the Titans ruled the clock and held the pigskin for 34:26, going 11 for 14 on third down conversions.

The Eagles return to the City of Brotherly Love after their trip across the pond with Jacksonville, as the defending Super Bowl champs came away 24-18 winners over the Jaguars in week eight action on the  other side of the Atlantic two weeks ago. In the week eight meeting at Wembley Stadium, Philadelphia led 10-6 at the half before Jacksonville would eventually pull themselves to within 6 with 6:57 left to play in the contest on a 24-yard field goal by Josh Lambo but could not come any closer. Philadelphia outrushed Jacksonville 133-70 and Eagles QB Carson Wentz threw for 286 yards with three TD tosses, while Blake Bortles threw for 286 yards with a TD (Wentz threw an interception, both men were sacked four times). Jacksonville, taking their fourth loss in a row, went 6 of 14 on third down (the Jaguars were 1 for 2 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 27:22, while the defending Super Bowl Champs went 7 for 12 on third down and ruled the clock, keeping the ball for 32:38.

Including games played at the Cotton Bowl, JFK Stadium, Veterans Stadium and Cowboys Stadium, Dallas leads the series 63-51 and the Cowboys have outscored the Eagles 2,443-2,274. They split last year’s contests, each winning in the other team’s building.

Meeting one… Dallas in week 11. The Cowboys were without Elliott, who was serving his six-game suspension by the league for violating the league’s conduct policy and the Eagles erased a 9-7 deficit at the break and came away 37-9 winners. Philadelphia then responded with 30 points in the second half unchallenged to take the win over their NFC East rivals at AT&T Stadium. Philadelphia outrushed Dallas 215-112 and Carson Wentz threw for 168 yards with a pair of TDs and no interceptions or sacks, while Prescott threw for 145 yards with three interceptions and four sacks. Philadelphia went 5 of 14 on third down conversions in the Sunday night contest (they were 1 of 1 on fourth down) and held on to the ball for 29:29, while Dallas ruled the clock and kept the ball for 30:31, going 3 for 14 on third down, 0 for 1 on fourth down.

Round two… the City of Brotherly Love in week 17. Dallas would get their revenge on the Eagles and come away 6-0 winners in the season finale. The two teams played three quarters of scoreless football (Philadelphia had already clinched the NFC East and rested some of their starters) before the Cowboys tallied the only score of the contest, as WR Brice Butler and Prescott connected on a 20-yard TD toss with 12:19 left in regulation. Dallas would miss the extra point, then held off the Eagles to take the road win. Dallas outrushed Philadelphia 129-70 and Elliott ran for 103 yards, with Prescott threw for 179 yards and an interceptions, while Eagles backup QB Nate Sudfeld, who took over for Nick Foles, threw for 134 yards with three sacks and no interceptions (Foles threw for 39 yards with an interception before being relieved by Sudfield). Dallas went 5 of 15 on third down tries (they were 0 for 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 30:05, while the Eagles held the pigskin for 29:55, while going 2 of 11 on third down, 0 of 1 on fourth down tries in the City of Brotherly Love.

Philadelphia covered the 4-point spread with their 28-point win but both teams missed the 48 1/2 over/under with 46 points. In the week 17 season finale, the Cowboys were 2-point favorites and won by 6, covering the spread but the 6 points that Dallas scored in the contest did not even touch the 41 over/under.

Both teams have done reasonably well on Sunday night. The defending Super Bowl champs are 23-19 all time and went 1-1 in their two Sunday night contests last year, while the Cowboys are 32-31 and went 2-1 in their three SNF contests. Philadephia’s favored by 6 and the over/under’s 43 1/2.

Since these two are rivals in the same division and since they don’t exactly like each other, we think that this one’s “DRILL WORTHY!” (For those of you that know what The Drill is, you are excused. Everyone else, pay attention. We don’t want any rookie mistakes here, k?) After you go to the 9:30 mass on Sunday (the 4:30 vigil mass on Saturday counts as a mass attended, people! Don’t make us send the nuns after you! If we do, it is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OVER!), head to your favorite store (a trip to Wal Mart, Target, K-Mart or Costco counts) and get the vittles and the beverages (soda, beer, wine, coffee, et al… if you live in a state that allows the purchase of the items in question) and invite the co-workers, the neighbors (including that really cute kindergarden teacher that knows what to do with a cover-2 defense) and your cousin Connie (remember her? She’s the one that’s been married twice that’s just turned 58 last June and dates a 43-year old ex-Marine, who’s now a football coach at the high school in your town. She’s also the one that ate an entire Oreo cheesecake, two bags of Cool Ranch Doritos, two bacon cheeseburgers with blue cheese and chugged two 2-liter Cokes at your Super Bowl party last year and didn’t gain a pound. You look at her and say to yourself, “what the hell?”)

As the saying goes, “if you take a swing at the king, you better not miss.” The Eagles are still kings of the NFL mountain, while the Cowboys have been trying to take a swing at the top two teams in the NFC East and have missed. Dallas will make it closer than the 6 but the Eagles take the win in the City of Brotherly Love on Sunday night.

New York Giants (1-7) at San Francisco (2-7), 8:15 p.m. Monday on ESPN. A pair of last place teams close out play in week 10 in Santa Clara as the 49ers host Eli Manning and the New York Giants at Levis’ Stadium.

The Redskins held off the New York Giants 20-13 at Met Life Stadium two weeks ago. Washington led 7-3 at the half in upstate New Jersey, then floored the gas as RB Adrian Peterson scored his second TD of the day, scoring from 64 yards away to take a 20-6 lead with 3:06 left in the contest. The Giants would pull themselves to within 7 with 17 seconds left when Manning and TE Evan Engram connected on a 2-yard TD toss. Washington would recover the onside kick and run the clock out to take the win, giving Big Blue their fifth loss in a row. Peterson led all rushers with 149 yards in the NFC East contest as Washington outrushed the Giants 182-37, sacking Manning (316 yards, two interceptions) seven times, while Alex Smtih threw for 178 yards with the TD toss to Peterson without a sack or interception. Washington was 6 of 15 on third down and held the ball for 33:38, while the Giants held the ball for 26:22, going 2 of 14 on third down, 3 of 4 on fourth down tries.

Erasing a 3-0 deficit against Oakland last Thursday night, the 49ers would score 34 points without a challenge as they dropped a 34-3 decision to their neighbors from across San Francisco Bay at Levis Stadium. Leading 17-3 at the intermssion,t the Silver and Black watched 49ers QB Nate Mullins make his NFL debut a success, as he threw for 262 yards without a sack or interception, with the 49ers outrushing Oakland 143-102 (Raheem Mostert led all rushers with 86 yards and a TD), while Derek Carr threw for 171 yards with seven sacks. Oakland went 3 of 12 on third down (the Raiders went 0 of 1 on fourth down) and kept the ball for 31:26, while the 49ers were 28:34 in time of possession, going 5 for 12 on third down tries.

Including games that were played at old Yankee Stadium, Keezar Stadium, the Yale Bowl, Candlestick Park and Giants Stadium, the series is tied 16-16 and the Giants have outscored the 49ers 640-637. San Francisco did manage to come away with the win in their last meeting, taking a 31-21 win last year at Levis’ Stadiun, while New York’s last win came in 2015 in the Meadowlands, wit the Giants coming away 30-27 winners.

They met in week 10 on the West Coast and San Francisco led 17-13 at the half, then pulled away from the Giants in the final 30 minutes of action, scoring a pair of fourth quarter TDs to seal the win. San Francisco outrushed the Giants 186-114 and Bethard threw for 288 yards and no interceptions, despite being sacked twice, while Manning threw for 273 yards with three sacks and no picks (each QB threw a pair of TD passes. San Francisco went 8 of 12 on third down, while going 0 for 1 on fourth down and held the ball for 29 minutes, while the Giants kept the ball for 31 minutes, going 5 of 14 on third down, 3 of 3 on fourth down.

Big Blue was favored by 2 1/2 on the road and the 49ers covered with their 10-point win and both teams covered the 42 over/under with 52 points. On Monday night, the 49ers are 48-25 and have not been on primetime since 2016, when they won their only contest, while the Giants are 24-38-1 with Big Blue losing their only contest in last year’s action. This time, the 49ers are favored by 3 and the over/under’s 43 1/2. You might be better off watching “Magnum P.I.” and “Bull” Monday night. 49ers do cover the 3 and takes the win over Big Blue at home.

Super Bowl 50 marks a milestone in NFL history and NFL Digital Media is celebrating the occasion with up-to-the-minute coverage and interactive content, including in-game voting that helps decide the Super Bowl 50 MVP. Fans can follow all the events from San Francisco and the Bay Area across all devices on NFL Now, NFL.com, NFL Mobile from Verizon, SuperBowl.com and more.

The following are highlights from NFL Digital Media’s coverage of Super Bowl 50:

NFL NOW LIVE: SUPER BOWL 50: Starting Monday, February 1 and all the way through Super Bowl Sunday, keep up with all of action from San Francisco and the Bay Area with NFL NOW LIVE: Super Bowl 50. NFL Now is the NFL’s next-generation video service which reaches millions of NFL fans around the world and is available via the NFL Mobile app, NFL.com/NOW and on the official NFL app on Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku, and other connected devices. NOW LIVE: Super Bowl 50 will be anchored by a host of top talent to bring fans every highlight of Super Bowl week:

Throughout the week, Colleen Wolfe and Marc Istook will anchor coverage from The Huddle, the NFL’s social media command center, following the latest trending topics and Super Bowl buzz across the social media landscape. Additionally, Matt “Money” Smith, Dave Dameshek, Maurice Jones-Drew, Ike Taylor and Adam Rank will be live from Radio Row at the Moscone Center’s Fan Gallery, providing in-depth analysis and interviews with the biggest names in sports and entertainment.

On Super Bowl Sunday, Wolfe and Istook will be monitoring all things social from The Huddle while Dameshek, Jones-Drew and Taylor are live from the field at Levi’s Stadium providing pregame news and information.

In addition to NFL NOW LIVE: Super Bowl 50, The Rich Eisen Show returns to the Super Bowl with a week’s worth of shows originating from the Presidio of San Francisco. The Rich Eisen Show will have a packed lineup of current and former NFL players, Hall of Fame honorees and continue to be a go-to landing spot for actors and musicians who have become a staple during Super Bowl Week.  The shows start Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 5 and will stream live on NFL Now.

LIVE STREAMING OF SUPER BOWL 50: Both NFL.com and SuperBowl.com will link to CBS Sports’ live stream of Super Bowl 50. PC and tablet access to the live stream will be available at CBSSports.com, and fans can also tune into CBS Sports on Xbox One, Apple TV, Roku players and Roku TV models and Chromecast, as well as Windows 10 and other tablet devices. Live streaming of Super Bowl 50 on mobile devices is available for Verizon customers via the NFL Mobile app. On Microsoft devices, fans can also access the live stream on the NFL on Xbox One and Windows 10 apps, including in-game highlights and interactive Next Gen Stats replays.

For you international fans, you’re not going to be left out of the party. NFL Game Pass will show Super Bowl 50 live in HD
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MOBILE APPLICATIONS: NFL Digital Media has created the ultimate VIP experience for on-the-go fans using NFL Mobile from Verizon as well as two new Super Bowl 50-themed apps:

NFL MOBILE FROM VERIZON: With NFL Mobile from Verizon, Verizon customers can access live streaming video on their smartphone of the Super Bowl 50 broadcast on CBS, the 2016 Pro Bowl on ESPN, and a 24/7 live stream of NFL Network which includes exclusive Super Bowl content. NFL Mobile from Verizon also provides access to NFL Game Pass which offers subscribers every play of the entire 2015 NFL regular season and postseason, commercial-free, complete with DVR controls (after the game has aired on television). Super Bowl 50 will be available on Game Pass immediately after the game concludes.

To download NFL Mobile from Verizon, visit NFL.com/Mobile.

ON-SITE SUPER BOWL 50 APPS: In addition to NFL Mobile’s daily news coverage of Super Bowl, including a 24/7 live stream of NFL Network, the new ROAD TO 50 app was built exclusively for fans in the San Francisco Bay Area was for Super Bowl 50. ROAD TO 50 will showcase all of the Super Bowl celebrations in the local area and help fans celebrate the history of the big game. It includes a comprehensive schedule so fans can find details and explore maps for Super Bowl events at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, the 50th Mile, Super Bowl City presented by Verizon and more. The ROAD TO 50 app will be home to Fan Mobile Pass. By registering for Fan Mobile Pass and checking-in at specified activations, fans can collect badges, unlock exclusive Super Bowl content and be entered for a chance to win Super Bowl 50 tickets. The app allows fans to add events to their calendars, share via social media, and stay in touch with all of the happenings around the city with location-based alerts. The ROAD TO 50 app can be downloaded by visiting NFL.com/SBApp or the app store on Windows 8.1+, iOS, and Android smartphones.

SUPER BOWL STADIUM APP: The SUPER BOWL STADIUM APP is a must-have for any fan going to the big game. The SUPER BOWL STADIUM APP will enrich every fan’s Super Bowl 50 experience from before kickoff until the last piece of confetti falls in Levi’s Stadium. Before the game, fans can use the app to explore transportation options and events at GameDay Fan Plaza Presented by SAP. During the game, fans can use the app to watch Super Bowl commercials, watch instant replays from four different camera angles and explore interactive stadium maps. The SUPER BOWL STADIUM APP can be downloaded by visiting NFL.com/SBApp, the iOS and Android app store and through NFL Mobile on Windows 8.1+ devices.

SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATIONS: Whether they are on-site in San Francisco or on the couch at home, NFL fans and social media enthusiasts alike can immerse themselves in Super Bowl 50 culture from their preferred mobile devices. Fans can find behind-the-scenes photos and uniquely packaged video content across YouTube, Twitter, Vine, Facebook, and Instagram.  Join the conversation by using
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On game day, the Super Bowl Live Story will provide an inside look at the excitement and celebrations surrounding Super Bowl 50, from the grounds crew
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On Twitter, the NFL launched Twitter emojis for #Broncos, #KeepPounding and #SB50. Additionally, a Twitter Video Q&A will be featured at Opening Night, allowing fans to tweet questions to the @NFL using #OpeningNightFan. Fans can follow @NFL, @NFLNetwork and @superbowl for coverage throughout the week.

On Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL will be engaging with audiences new to the sport on Twitter by encouraging fans to ask their football-related questions using #NFLRookie. New fans around the world will be able to Tweet their questions about the game, the rules, and the Panthers and the Broncos in three different languages – English, Spanish or Portuguese – and get direct answers from the @SuperBowl handle.

Other Super Bowl 50 social media activities include:

THE HUDDLE: Stop by The Huddle, the NFL’s social media command center, in Super Bowl City and witness how all things NFL social media come to life. Hang out with athletes and celebrities visiting the NFL Network, NFL.com and NFL Now sets and watch them give their take on the latest trending topics—from Brady to Bieber.

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THE WALTER PAYTON MAN OF THE YEAR, Presented by Nationwide: Throughout the season, NFL social media has celebrated previous and current nominees for the prestigious The Walter Payton Man of the Year, presented by Nationwide. Be sure to follow @NFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, for vignettes, articles and videos surrounding this year’s finalists: New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin and   New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson.

NFL.COM & SUPERBOWL.COM: The official websites of the NFL and Super Bowl 50 commemorate this moment in history by featuring analysis and exclusive multimedia content accessible across all platforms.

NFL Media’s award-winning team of columnists, analysts and writers including Judy Battista, Jeffri Chadiha and Michael Silver, Super Bowl-winning coach Brian Billick, and Around The NFL writers Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Conor Orr, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling will cover Super Bowl 50 from all angles leading up to the game between the Panthers and Broncos.

Fans will be able to watch Super Bowl Opening Night on Monday, February 1, NFL
Commissioner Roger Goodell’s annual Super Bowl press conference on Friday,
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To view the commercials from Super Bowl XLIX – NFL.com/superbowl/49/commercials
To view the commercials from Super Bowl XLVIII – NFL.com/superbowl/48/commercials
To view the commercials from Super Bowl XLVII – NFL.com/superbowl/47/commercials
To view the commercials from Super Bowl XLVI – NFL.com/superbowl/46/commercials

MVP VOTING: During the fourth quarter, fans will be able to vote for the Super Bowl 50 MVP online and on web-enabled mobile devices at NFL.com. The fan vote counts as 20% of the overall vote, with the remaining 80% determined by the media. Visit NFL.com/MVP for more details.

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Fan Pass at Radio Row – Pro Bowl DE Gerald McCoy, Colts Punter Pat McAfee and other NFL stars take over hosting duties and ask the NFL’s biggest names the questions only they can ask.

SUPER BOWL 50 VIDEO CHANNEL: All Super Bowl, all the time. The Super Bowl video channel includes content from NFL Network and NFL Digital Media produced throughout the 2015 NFL regular season leading up to Super Bowl 50. From lost footage of Super Bowl I to highlights from the NFL’s “Honor Roll” initiative celebrating the high schools of Super Bowl winners, the NFL Super Bowl Video Channel Presented by Bud Light brings fans all of the compelling Super Bowl related video from the past forty-nine years.

YOUR VIEWER’S GUIDE TO SUPER BOWL 50: From incredible catches, to the  commercials, to family traditions, fans at any age and every level of fandom look forward to Super Bowl. NFL Digital Media takes a 360 degree look at the Super Bowl by creating a casual fans guide that touches on the Xs & Os and the ancillary traditions.  For a simple and succinct break down of the teams and players participating, NFL analysts will use short FAQs, creative infographics, editorials, and photos.  This hub will also feature fan-favorite commercials from over the years as well as the opportunity for guest celebrity bloggers that discuss their favorite football recipes, party tips, etc.

SUPER BOWL DEBATE: Throughout the playoffs, NFL Media reaches out to its current roster of talent including former players such as Deion Sanders, Bucky Brooks, Maurice Jones-Drew and more to get their reactions to the hot topic of the moment. Each day, our experts debate the most talked about topics such as will this be Peyton Manning’s last game? Could this be the first of many Super Bowl appearances for Cam Newton? Fans will get the quick reactions and insights from the most well-known former NFL Players with Super Bowl Debate presented by Lexus.

Additional Super Bowl related features from NFL Digital Media include the following:

NFL GAME PASS: NFL Media’s NFL Game Pass offers every play of the entire 2015 NFL regular season and postseason online, via mobile, Xbox One and other connected platforms in HD and commercial-free, complete with DVR controls (after the game has aired on television). Super Bowl 50 will be available on NFL Game Pass immediately after the game concludes.

LIVE AUDIO: Radio broadcasts of Super Bowl 50 will be available to fans on terrestrial, satellite and digital platforms. On terrestrial, the Westwood One postseason broadcasts can be heard on nearly 500 radio stations across the country. On satellite, SiriusXM will carry the following radio broadcasts: Westwood One feed (SiriusXM NFL Radio – Sirius 88 / XM 88), Denver Broncos radio broadcast (Sirius 82 / XM 225)
Carolina Panthers radio broadcast (Sirius 83 / XM 226)

These games will also be available on the SiriusXM App for SiriusXM satellitesubscribers who also receive SiriusXM Internet Radio. Subscribers may also access news and analysis on SiriusXM’s 24/7 NFL channel, SiriusXM NFL Radio (Sirius 88 / XM 88).

On digital, TuneIn Premium subscribers can listen to the home and visiting team broadcasts as well as the Westwood One national feed of Super Bowl 50 at TuneIn.com and via the TuneIn apps. Fans can also catch news and analysis on TuneIn’s 24/7 NFL channel, NFL on TuneIn, which is free to all users. Gameaudio will also be available digitally to NFL Game Pass subscribers.Additionally, a Spanish language radio broadcast of Super Bowl 50 will be available on ESPN Deportes.  The ESPN Deportes broadcast will also beavailable to SiriusXM and TuneIn Premium subscribers.

PODCASTS: NFL Media will feature the following podcasts as part of the NFL NOW LIVE daily show that will also live on NFL.com and iTunes:

Move the Sticks Podcast
Monday, February 1: Former NFL scouts Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks hold down the fort in Culver City and examine Super Bowl 50’s key matchups and expectations.

R&B Podcast
Tuesday, February 2: NFL veterans Nate Burleson and Michael Robinson break down the latest in Super Bowl 50 news and popular culture from a player’s perspective.

Around the NFL Podcast
Tuesday, February 2, Thursday, February 4 and Sunday, February 7: Catch up on the major headlines and updates heading in to Super Bowl 50 with Gregg Rosenthal, Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Chris Wesseling.

Dave Dameshek Football Program
Wednesday, February 3 and Friday, February 5: NFL Media’s Dave Dameshek gives his take on the latest Super Bowl 50 news and predictions for the big game, presented by McDonald’s.

Super Bowl 50 brings much more than football to the San Francisco Bay Area. Throughout the weeks preceding the game, more than 30 charitable activities and community outreach events will enrich the community and provide lasting legacies.

Super Bowl Week activities include the announcement of the annual Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide winner, NFL PLAY 60 activities and a series of community projects made possible by millions of dollars in NFL Foundation Super Bowl Legacy Grants and the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee.

During the week, the NFL and Verizon will host an Unsung Heroes luncheon for volunteers and employees at local domestic violence and sexual assault prevention organizations and shelters. The league is also working with local organizations on social issues including human trafficking and homelessness, providing financial grants to address these issues in the Bay Area.

The following are just some of the ways the NFL and Super Bowl 50 will positively impact the community. Player names will be added in the coming weeks in media advisories. Below is a list of events in the San Francisco area, along with the contact person or persons in the event there are questions (all times listed are Pacific Standard Time, unless otherwise noted).

NFL EXPERIENCE DRIVEN BY HYUNDAI

NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai – pro football’s interactive theme park – will be held in the Bay Area for the first time, offering fans a unique chance to get involved in the festivities surrounding Super Bowl 50.

Celebrating the history of the game and electrifying atmosphere of Super Bowl 50, the Moscone Center in San Francisco (747 Howard Street) will be home to the 23rd edition of NFL Experience, which will be open to the public from Saturday, January 30 to Sunday, February 7.

The event provides visitors of all ages an opportunity to test their football skills in a variety of interactive attractions, meet current and former players, learn the history of the game and get up close with the Vince Lombardi Trophy.

Located in one of the tech capitals of the world, NFL Experience features innovative technology and interactive exhibits. Highlights of how technology will be integrated into NFL Experience include: live game action viewing using virtual reality technology, immersive digital experiences for social media and an expanded Hall of Fame exhibit with customizable 3D sharable imagery.

Tickets to NFL Experience are $35 for adults and $25 for children 12 and under. Tickets can be purchased online at SUPERBOWL.com. Beginning Saturday, opening day of NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, fans can purchase tickets at NFL Experience Box Office located in the Moscone Center’s west building. Tickets sold at NFL Experience box office will go on sale two hours before opening daily. For more information and to find out about special family packages available online only, visit SuperBowl.com. Tickets purchased online are subject to a Ticketmaster service charge.

2016 NFL Experience Schedule of Events (events and time are subject to change):

Saturday, January 30: General Public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, January 31: General Public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, February 1: General Public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, February 2: General Public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, February 3: General Public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday, February 4: General Public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday, February 5: General Public from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Saturday, February 6: General Public from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, February 7: General Public from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NFL Experience’s complete schedule of events, attractions, digital fan experience and more will be posted on SuperBowl.com. Fans are encouraged to follow @SuperBowl and tag their posts and photos using hashtag #SB50. For exclusive access to NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai and other Super Bowl events, fans can visit NFL.com/FanMobilePass to download Fan Mobile Pass.

For more information, contact Crystal Fukumoto at 818-921-8091 or CrystalF@bzapr.com.

SUPER BOWL CITY PRESENTED BY VERIZON

Super Bowl City presented by Verizon is the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee’s free public fan village designed to celebrate the milestone Super Bowl 50. Located in Justin Herman Plaza in San Francisco, Super Bowl City will showcase the best the Bay Area has to offer with interactive games and activities that highlight the region’s technological prowess, culinary excellence and cultural diversity, as well as celebrate Super Bowl 50 and the Bay Area’s place in professional football history. Along with the NFL Experience and the 50th Mile, it will be the hub of fan activities for Super Bowl 50 from Saturday, January 30 through Sunday, February 7. Event highlights include the Fan Energy Zone powered by SAP with interactive, digitally-immersive games and the City Stage presented Levi’s featuring live musical and performing arts entertainment.

For more information, contact Stephanie Martin at stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com or
415-565-9234.

PLAY 60, PLAY ON POWERED BY PLAYWORKS IN SUPER BOWL CITY

PLAY 60, Play On powered by Playworks will provide hundreds of children from local Bay Area schools the chance to get sixty minutes of physical activity playing football-themed games that promote positive social values, higher self esteem and a healthy lifestyle. The program will occur daily in Super Bowl City at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco Saturday, Janaury 30 to Tuesday, February 2 from 11 a.m. to Noon. PLAY 60, Play On is an initiative of the NFL Foundation and the 50 Fund.

For more information, contact Stephanie Martin at Stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com or 415-565-9234.

50 FUND PLAYMAKER PARTY SPONSORD BY LEVI’S®
As a partner of 50 Fund’s Playmaker grant program, Levi’s® brand will host the 50 individual Playmakers and their affiliated charities, including the five “Rookie Playmakers drafted by Levi’s® brand”, for a private reception to celebrate their achievements on Saturday, January 30 from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at Sue Bierman Park in San Francisco.

For more information, contact Stephanie Martin at Stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com or
415-565-9234.

NFL FLAG CHAMPIONSHIPS AT SUPER BOWL POWERED BY USA FOOTBALL

NFL FLAG Championships at Super Bowl powered by USA Football will be held Sunday, January 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, February 1 from 4:30 p.m. to  7:30 p.m. Thirty-two teams from across the country – eight regional champions in four divisions – will compete and each will represent a different NFL club. Divisions include 9-10 coed, 11-12 coed, 13-14 boys and 13-14 girls.

The January 31 pool play games will take place at the Beach Chalet Soccer Fields in Golden Gate Park (1500 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco). Each division’s National Championship game will be played on February 1 at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai at the Moscone Center. NFL Players and legends will serve as guest coaches, encouraging the teams as they compete for the national title. Nickelodeon will broadcast the NFL FLAG Championships on February 6 at 6 p.m. (Eastern, 3 p.m. Pacific) and it will be simulcast on Nicktoons.

NFL FLAG powered by USA Football promotes physical fitness and teaches the sport’s values and life skills on and off the field to nearly 250,000 young people. A non-contact version of traditional football offered for boys and girls ages 5-17 in cities across the country, NFL FLAG emphasizes fun, safety, teamwork, self-esteem, discipline and goal-setting.  USA Football is the sport’s national governing body in the United States.

For more information, contact Crystal Fukumoto at 818-921-8091 or CrystalF@bzapr.com.

THE RE(A)D ZONE FAMILY LITERACY CELEBRATION AND PARTNER ‘THANK YOU’ PARTY

Celebrating the families, supporters, and partners of 50 Fund’s signature early literacy initiative, The Re(a)d Zone Family Literacy Celebration at Children’s Fairyland (699 Bellevue Ave, Oakland, California, 94610) will bring together 1,000 families for a daylong of literacy event with celebrity story hour, a cooking demonstration with a White House chef and children’s musical guests at America’s oldest storybook-themed park on Sunday, Jan. 31 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day concludes with a Partner ‘Thank You’ Party from 4:30 to 8 p.m. at the Fox Theater (1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, California, 94612) to acknowledge the staff of The Re(a)d Zone’s grantees, community partners and corporate supporters and to announce new early literacy investments for Summer 2016 and beyond.

For more information, contact Stephanie Martin at Stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com or 415-565-9234.

ON THE FIFTY – A CHARITABLE DINING EXPERIENCE

The NFL and NFL Foundation teamed with world-renowned chef MICHAEL MINA, founder of MINA Group, to create On the Fifty – A Charitable Dining Experience restaurant at RN74 (301 Mission Street, San Francisco). The restaurant will be open Monday, February 1 to Sunday, February 7 for lunch and dinner service.

On The Fifty will also showcase autographed memorabilia available for purchase onsite, current and former NFL player appearances and more. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on a number of unique NFL memorabilia and special experiential auction items on NFLAuction.NFL.com/OnTheFifty. Money collected from sales of items, along with a portion of Super Bowl 50 restaurant proceeds, will support NFL Foundation charities.

For more information, contact Ana Blinder at 212-450-2467 or ana.blinder@nfl.com.

KaBOOM! Playground Build

In Celebration of Super Bowl 50, more than 200 volunteers from the NFL, LifeSTEPS, Housing Authority of the County of Santa Clara, ESPN and Disney will join organizers from KaBOOM! and residents of the San Jose community on Tuesday, February 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. to give area kids the play-filled childhood they deserve by building a new playground at Blossom River Apartments(1000 Blossom River Way, San Jose, California). The playground is based on the kids’ drawings from a special Design Day event in December.

For more information, contact Bruno Tager at btager@kaboom.org or 202-464-6162.

NFL PLAY 60 Challenge School Visit

NFL players will visit Maya Lin School on Tuesday, Febraury 2 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. to reward them for successfully completing the Super Bowl 50 edition of the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge. The NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, developed in conjunction with the American Heart Association, is the primary in-school curriculum for NFL PLAY 60. Fifth-grade students at Maya Lin School successfully completed the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, a Super Bowl program that taught students the importance of getting 60 minutes of daily physical activity. Maya Lin School will also receive a $2,500 NFL PLAY 60 grant from the NFL and American Heart Association to be used to support the school’s health and fitness education efforts.

More than 12,000 fourth and fifth graders from San Francisco counties including Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano registered for the Challenge in the months leading up to Super Bowl. The schools that successfully completed the Challenge are invited to NFL PLAY 60 Kids Day at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, on Wednesday, Febraury 3.

For more information, contact Ana Blinder, NFL, at 212-450-2467 or ana.blinder@nfl.com.

NFL PLAY 60 CHARACTER CAMP

On Tuesday, Febraury 2, the NFL will host a free Character Camp on the field at NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai, at 10 a.m. before NFL Experience is open to the public. The event will include 300 predominantly-Hispanic youth from the greater Bay area. The non-contact football camp will be led by Pro Football Hall of Fame offensive tackle Anthony Munoz.

The NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps program is a partnership between the NFL and the Muñoz Agency. The mission of the camps are to make a positive impact on youth through teaching football skills, emphasizing exercise, and reinforcing the importance of character in athletics and life. The camp is part of a series of NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps hosted as part of the NFL’s year-round Hispanic outreach initiative, focused on offering youth opportunities to play and experience the game of football. Since the inception of NFL PLAY 60 Character Camps in 2012, 50 camps have been held impacting more than 15,000 youth across the country.

For more information, contact Darlene Capiro, NFL, at Darlene.Capiro@nfl.com.

SUPER BOWL HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL SCREENING

On Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center Presented by Microsoft (Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, Press Conference Room B) the NFL will preview NFL Films’ one-hour Super Bowl special “Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros” which will air on CBS Sunday, February 7 at 11 a.m. Eastern kicking off CBS’ Super Bowl Sunday pregame show.

Through the lens of Super Bowl 50 and the Super Bowl High School Honor Roll, we showcase the impact of high school football across America. In “Super Bowl 50: Before They Were Pros” we follow NFL players and Legends who have made it to the pinnacle of their sport as they go back to the communities that helped shape them into men of high character. NFL Films follows these players to capture the lessons that the game of football has taught them by highlighting stories of family, resiliency, teamwork and mentorship. NFL players featured in the show will be available for interviews following the screening.

For more information, contact Ana Blinder, NFL, at 212-450-2467 or ana.blinder@nfl.com.

Special Olympics Skills and Drills

The NFL, Special Olympics of Northern California and the San Francisco 49ers will host a Special Olympic Skills and Drills Clinic and Flag Football scrimmage Tuesday, February. 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California. (100 Skyway Drive #130, San Jose, California 95111). Special Olympics Northern California will announce flag football will become its 12th sport beginning fall of 2016.

For more information contact Angela Alfano at Angela.Alfano@NFL.com.

NFL PLAY 60 KIDS’ DAY AT NFL EXPERIENCE

NFL PLAY 60 Kids’ Day gives more than 2,000 local children the opportunity to spend time with NFL players at the NFL Experience Driven by Hyundai at the Moscone Center (747 Howard Street), on Wednesday, Feb 3, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Local Bay Area children will take part in the excitement of Super Bowl Week alongside NFL players.

Kids will learn more about the importance of healthy living during Kids’ Day as part of NFL PLAY 60, aimed at helping youngsters get 60 minutes of exercise each day. Classrooms earned their invite to Kids’ Day by completing the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, in partnership with the American Heart Association, in the months leading up to Super Bowl. Additional Kids’ Day invitees include Make-a-Wish recipients and their families, as well as Special Olympians, who will host unified flag football games for all Kids’ Day participants to join.

As part of their Kids’ Day experience, local children will participate in interactive PLAY 60 fitness activities and take part in games including Punt, Pass & Kick, speed and mobility drills, quarterback challenge games and extra point kicking stations.

This year’s ‘NFL PLAY 60 Super Kid,’ Marlo Mosley, a Bay Area native, will be a special guest at Kids’ Day. Mosley’s entry video on how she ‘plays 60,’ keeps fit and eats right was selected from thousands of entries into this year’s NFL PLAY 60 Super Bowl Contest. Learn more about the contest at
NFLRUSH.com/superkid.

For more information, contact Crystal Fukumoto at 818-921-8091 or CrystalF@bzapr.com.

SUPER BOWL 50 BUSINESS CONNECT CELEBRATION

The NFL and the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee will host “A Celebration of Business Connect: Teamwork. Success. Legacy.” event on Wednesday, February 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at The Bently Reserve (301 Battery Street, San Francisco). The event is a celebration of the Super Bowl 50 Business Connect program recognizing the success of the endeavor in the Bay Area and spotlighting local businesses that have grown and thrived under the tutelage of the program’s professional development initiatives.

More than 400 Bay Area businesses in 60 vendor categories participated in the Business Connect program, which is designed to create Super Bowl 50 contracting opportunities for local, experienced and diverse business owners. To qualify for participation in Business Connect, businesses must be 51 percent owned by a minority, woman, disabled veteran, lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transgender individual or business. The Celebration of Business Connect is a ticketed event for participating business owners. Networking reception will precede and follow the formal program.

For more information, contact BJ Waymer, NFL Business Connect, at BJ.Waymer@NFL.com or Stephanie Martin at Stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com or 415-565-9234.

THE PURPOSE OF SPORT SYMPOSIUM SPONSORED BY IN/PACT

The Purpose of Sport sponsored by in/PACT, on Thursday, Februayr 4 from 8 to 10 a.m. at 50 Club (Crystal Jade Jiang Nan, 4 Embarcadero Center #1, San Francisco), will explore the role of purpose in building successful organizations for the 21st century, the detail around the Host Committee’s purpose driven strategy and how brands are engaging with fans and activating their purpose through sport. The program features a keynote by Jim Stengel, President/CEO of The Jim Stengel Company, LLC, author of How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Greatest Companies, speaker with the Washington Speakers Bureau® and adjunct professor at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

For more information, contact Stephanie Martin at Stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com or 415-565-9234.

NFL FAMILY FOOTBALL CLINIC

Presented by NFL Player Engagement, boys and girls ages 6 – 12 are invited to participate in fun football activities with their parent or guardian on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the NFL Experience Youth Field in the Moscone Center. Kids and parents will learn how fun it is to PLAY 60 and create new football memories as a family. Within each football activity, kids and their parents will participate in an exercise designed to foster engagement and relationship building among family members. Special guest NFL players will help lead the activities and will share how they create family football memories with their kids. Player media availability will take place at 10:15 a.m. and the clinic will begin at 10:30 a.m.

For more information, contact Crystal Fukumoto at 818-921-8091 or CrystalF@bzapr.com.

SUPER BOWL LEGACY GRANT EVENT

The NFL seeks to improve the surrounding communities of the Super Bowl host city with a Super Bowl Legacy Grant donation. This year, the NFL Foundation provided a $1 million grant to the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee via the 50 Fund to support a new Super Bowl 50 initiative for Bay Area youth and communities called PLAY 60, Play On. The NFL Foundation and 50 Fund, which matched the $1 million contribution for a total of $2 million, have partnered with KaBOOM!, Playworks and UNICEF Kid Power to develop this program which brings the nation’s best play initiatives together for Super Bowl 50 with charitable projects revolving around the goal of PLAY 60 – helping kids get active for 60 minutes a day.

PLAY 60, Play On features a three-part platform – Where We Play, How We Play and Why We Play – and includes a community grants program with KaBOOM! to turn every day spaces into places for play, a series of play extravaganzas and youth worker trainings, the NFL PLAY 60 Challenge, and UNICEF Kid Power, a new 30-day program that helps kids get active and save lives. The campaign will help reach tens of thousands of Bay Area kids and young adults throughout the nine-county region, while also impacting children around the globe.

On Thursday, February 4 at 11 a.m., NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Super Bowl 50 Host Committee President & CEO Keith Bruce amongst others will take part in the Super Bowl Legacy Grant press conference at Malcolm X Academy Elementary School (350 Harbor Road) in San Francisco. Prior to the press conference, students will participate in football-themed group games led by Playworks, beginning at 10 a.m. Students will also participate in the UNICEF Kid Power as part of the grant initiative, which includes the world’s first Wearable-for-Good™ band, allowing kids to help save the lives of severely malnourished children around the world while getting active themselves and earning points to unlock therapeutic food packets. At 11:30 a.m., attendees will participate in a park clean-up initiative and Imagination Playground activation at Community Youth Park (245 West Point Road) which is located next to the school. Volunteers will help transform an overgrown picnic area into a family-friendly zone encouraging fitness and imaginative play. This historic park will undergo a community-led refurbishment later this year.

The 50 Fund (50fund.org) is a 501(c)(3) created by the San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee to carry out the charitable legacy work done annually by the NFL Foundation and the local Host Committee.

For more information, contact Angela Alfano, NFL, at angela.alfano@nfl.com or Stephanie Martin, San Francisco Bay Area Super Bowl 50 Host Committee, at stephanie@sfsuperbowl.com.

NFL PLAYER CARE FOUNDATION SCREENINGS

On Thursday, February 4 and Friday, February 5, the NFL Player Care Foundation (PCF), supported by the NFL Alumni Association, are proud to partner with one of the nation’s premier medical providers, Tulane University School of Medicine, to conduct its annual Super Bowl Healthy Body and Mind Screening program. This complimentary national program is open to all former NFL players and includes private and confidential cardiovascular and prostate screenings and mental health resources and education.

NFL Player Care Foundation screenings are offered as part of PCF’s research programs, which help to advance public awareness and scientific understanding of health issues that affect former NFL players. The screening will take place at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street, 4th Floor) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The PCF is an independent foundation created in 2007 by a partnership between NFL owners, the NFL Players Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame and the NFL Alumni Association. Since its inception, the organization has screened more than 3,000 retired NFL players and provided over $9 million in emergency financial assistance.  For more information, visit nflplayercare.com.

(Please note that because of privacy laws, the screenings are closed to the public. Media inquiries may be directed to Dana
Lihan at Dana.Lihan@nfl.com.)

MAKE-A-WISH®

Through the assistance of the NFL, Make-A-Wish will grant the wishes of 13 children to attend Super Bowl 50. Attending the Super Bowl continues to be a wish that transcends generations: every year since 1982, one or more wish kids has wished to attend the big game.

This year, the children and their families will arrive in San Francisco on Thursday, February 4 for a welcome reception. Wish children and their families will participate in several other activities related to the Super Bowl and will attend the game at Levi’s Stadium through the support of the NFL and other organizations.

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true can have positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illnesses, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Based in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at wish.org to learn more.

For more information on wish kid activities and media opportunities during Super Bowl week, contact Josh deBerge at 602-792-3185 or jdeberge@wish.org.

WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR PRESS CONFERENCE

The three finalists for the 2015 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide will be made available to media at a press conference Friday, February 5 at 11 a.m. at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center Presented by Microsoft (Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, Press Conference Room C).

The winner of the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award Presented by Nationwide will be announced at the NFL Honors Award Show on Saturday, February 6. The Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award recognizes a player’s off-the-field community service as well as his playing excellence.

For more information, contact Ana Blinder, NFL, at ana.blinder@nfl.com.

DON SHULA NFL HIGH SCHOOL COACH OF THE YEAR PRESS CONFERENCE

The winner of the Don Shula NFL High School Coach of the Year Award will be made available to media at a press conference Friday, February 5 at 11:15 a.m. at the Super Bowl 50 Media Center Presented by Microsoft (Moscone Center West, 747 Howard Street, Press Conference Room C).

This award was created in 2010 to honor exemplary football coaches at the high school level that display the integrity, achievement, and leadership demonstrated Shula. The national Shula Award winner will receive $25,000 from the NFL Foundation and attend the Super Bowl.

For more information, contact Alexia Gallagher, NFL, at alexia.gallagher@nfl.com.

21st ANNUAL REBUILDING TOGETHER “KICKOFF TO REBUILD”

On Friday, February 5 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon, in conjunction with Super Bowl 50, Rebuilding Together – a leading national nonprofit in safe and healthy housing – and its local affiliate Rebuilding Together San Francisco, will join together for its 21st annual Kickoff to Rebuild project, presented by Lowe’s, in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. This year’s event will be the culmination of a series of projects across the Bay Area by five Rebuilding Together affiliates. This effort is made possible through the generous support of the event’s national and local partners, including lead partner Lowe’s, as well as CBRE, Bose, Bridgestone and Swinerton Builders.

For 21 years, Rebuilding Together has partnered with the NFL in Super Bowl cities across the country, rebuilding houses and bringing together neighborhoods. Together, we have repaired 112 homes and engaged more than 3,700 volunteers. This year, with more than a hundred volunteers from corporate and community partners, it will provide six low-income families with home repairs, restore a community shelter and revitalize the Bay Area community.

Rebuilding Together’s work in the Bay Area goes beyond making homes safe and healthy. As one of the most expensive housing markets in the country, affordable housing options are disappearing rapidly. Rebuilding Together’s efforts both through its Bay Area affiliates and Kickoff to Rebuild helps revitalize communities and keeps people in their homes, helping to preserve intergenerational wealth and ensuring families, neighbors and communities remain together.

Profiles of the homeowner stories are available upon request. Media are invited to tours of the project at 1573 Quesada Avenue; interviews will be available with homeowners, corporate sponsor volunteers and Rebuilding Together local and national staff.

To learn more about Rebuilding Together’s Kickoff to Rebuild project, visit rebuildingtogether.org/ktr/. For more information, contact Casey Pola at cpola@rebuildingtogether.org or 202-302-1139.

NFL FOUNDATION BOWLING TOURNAMENT

The 10th annual NFL Foundation Bowling Tournament, presented by GoBowling.com, the top online destination for bowling fans, will take place on Friday, February 5 from 4 to 9 p.m. at Lucky Strike San Francisco (200 King Street). The tournament is partnering with the NFL Legends Community to celebrate Super Bowl 50.

Teams of amateur bowlers will be captained by NFL Legends, Super Bowl MVPs and Pro Football Hall of Famers. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NFL Foundation to support NFL Legends’ philanthropic initiatives, including the Player Care Foundation.  Celebrity captains entered thus far include are GoBowling.com spokesman Ed “Too Tall” Jones along with Jouque Bell, Elvin  Bethea, J.B. Brown, Mark Clayton, Garry Cobb, Donovin Darius, Dermontti Brown, DawsonParnell Dickinson, WArrick Dunn, Carl Eller, Ahman Green, Rodney Hampton, Thomas Henderson, Rocket Ismail, Kent Kramer, Floyd Litte, Curtis McGriff, Tom Nowatzke, Jonathan Ogden, John Randle, Mike Rucker, Scott Turner and Leonard Wheler.

Entry fees include a $3,500 contribution to the NFL Foundation for a bowling team of four and $250 for a non-bowling spectator. To register for the tournament, contact Toby Brown at 817-385-8444 or toby@stemarketing.com.

For more information, contact Liz McCollum at 813-421-0550 or elizabethm@bzapr.com.
SUPER BOWL GOSPEL CELEBRATION

The 17th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration will take place on Friday, February 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre (2025 Broadway, Oakland, California). The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration brings together Super Bowl champions and Pro Bowl players with Grammy Award-winning contemporary Christian, gospel and mainstream artists all on one stage. The Super Bowl Gospel Celebration also gives back to the community. Each year, the event identifies a charity to donate a portion of its proceeds.

For more information visit superbowlgospel.com

MILITARY OUTREACH

The following is a sampling of events planned for service members and their families in the San Francisco Bay Area during Super Bowl Week:

Active Duty Servicemembers and their families invited by the NFL, USO and USAA will attend a Military Breakfast only breakfast Saturday, February 6. Former/current players will be in attendance. Attendees will also be provided with complimentary admittance to NFL Experience.

USAA is creating a ‘Military Lounge’ within NFL Experience Saturday February 6 – an exclusive area for current and former military members and their families to enjoy complimentary food and beverage, games, player meet and greets and more.

The NFL and USAA will recognize the winner of the 2015 Salute to Service Award presented by USAA at the 5th Annual NFL Honors awards show at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Saturday, February 6, the night before Super Bowl 50. Created in 2011, the Salute to Service Award acknowledges the members of the NFL for their exemplary commitment to honoring and supporting the military community and their families.

For more information, contact Daniel Bailey, NFL, at Daniel.Bailey@NFL.com

NFL FOUNDATION GOLF TOURNAMENT

NFL Legends, Super Bowl MVPs and Pro Football Hall of Famers will lead the field of golfers for the 30th Annual NFL Foundation Golf Tournament on Saturday, February 6 starting at 8 a.m. at Half Moon Bay Golf Links in Half Moon Bay, California. The tournament is partnering with the NFL Legends Community to celebrate Super Bowl 50 and to host an 18-hole tournament on the internationally-renowned courses.

Teams of amateur golfers will be captained by NFL Legends in 18-hole team scramble events to be played on both the Old and Ocean courses at Half Moon Bay. The celebrity captains scheduled to participate are J.B. Brown, Joique Bell, Elvin Bethea, Mark Clayton, Garry Cobb, Parnell Dickinson, Donnie Edwards, Carl Eller, Ahman Green, Rodney Hampton, Thomas Henderson, D’Qwell Jackson, Dexter Jackson, Jeff Janis, Ed Jones, Kent Kramer, Kwamie Lassiter, Curtis McGriff, Nat Moore, Tom Nowatzke, Jonathan Ogden, John Randle, Will Shields, Darrin Smith, Mack Strong, Jim Taylor, Scott Turner and Paul Warfield. Additionally, NFL Legends’ Community Directors and Coordinators that serve as ambassadors across the country will also be in attendance and facilitating the tournament.

Hospitality golf packages are open to the general public, with a tournament entry donation of $10,000 per team (teams of three paired with a NFL Legend) benefiting the NFL Foundation and NFL Player Care Foundation. To register for the tournament, contact Caroline Keyes of the NFL at Caroline.Keyes@NFL.com.

For more information, contact Damian Secore at damians@bzapr.com or 951-454-6047.

SUPER BOWL BREAKFAST

The 2016 Super Bowl Breakfast will be held Saturday, February 6 at 8 a.m. at the Hilton Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco).  The breakfast will feature the presentation of the Bart Starr Award, presented by Super Bowl Champion Coach, Tony Dungy. The award, voted on by NFL players, honors outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community.

In addition to Tony Dungy and the 2016 Award winner, the program will include Tim Brown, former Oakland Raiders wide receiver, Mike Ditka, NFL Analyst-ESPN and former NFL coach, Brent Jones, three-time Super Bowl Champion, Jerry Kramer, former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman, Roger Staubach, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback and Benamin Watson, New Orleans Saints tight end.

For more information, contact Kaity Marstella at Kaity.Marstella@athletesinaction.org or 800-416-9472.

NFLPA SMOCKS & JOCKS

On Saturday, February 6 from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Bistro Boudin (160 Jefferson Street) the NFL Players Association will hold its annual art auction and jazz brunch, supporting the Gene Upshaw Player Assistance Trust Fund and a local arts charity. Artwork from active and former players and others connected to professional football will be auctioned as part of the charity event.

For more information, contact Jilane Rodgers at Jilane.Rodgers@nflpa.com.

TROUPE21’S 16TH ANNUAL PLAYER NETWORKING EVENT™

The 16th Annual Player Networking Event™ (PNE) will place Saturday, February 6 from Noon to 6 p.m. at San Jose State University’s Student Union (211 South 9th Street, San Jose). Current and former NFL players will be in attendance to network with the corporate community and connect to career transition resources. PNE is a collaboration of over 50 organizations committed to helping players prepare for life after football through various post-event opportunities (e.g. group counseling, career coaching, mentoring, job shadowing, internships, entrepreneurial training, franchising, employment, etc).

For more information, email pne@troupe21.com; visit pneinfo.com or follow @NFLPNE on Twitter.

Taste of the NFL

Taste of the NFL (TNFL) is a 501(c)(3) dedicated to raising awareness and funds for hunger relief organizations in the 32 NFL cities and across the country. Proudly celebrating its 25th anniversary at Super Bowl 50, the organization conducts national and local fundraising events throughout the year, culminating in the annual Party with a Purpose® on Super Bowl Eve. Since its inception, Taste of the NFL has raised more than $24 million, which has provided more than 192 million meals for Americans. All proceeds raised are donated directly to local and national food banks in each of the 32 NFL cities.

This season’s Party with a Purpose® will be held at the legendary Cow Palace (2600 Geneva Avenue, Daly City, California) on Saturday, February 6 from 7 to 11 p.m. This star-studded fundraising event celebrates two of America’s favorite pastimes—food and football—by bringing together exceptional cuisine, prominent chefs from around the country, celebrities, NFL players, coaches, legends and more, all to support the fight against hunger. James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef and author Andrew Zimmern is the Culinary Host for this year’s Party with a Purpose®.

Other special guests and supporters for the evening include actress and philanthropist Alyssa Milano, comedian Larry the Cable Guy, singer-songwriter Nick Lachey, TV personality and culinary host Adam Richman, Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Joey Faugno and Mauro Castano from TLC’s television show “Cake Boss,” FOX Sports Broadcaster Daryl Johnston, Super Bowl XLVII Champion Matt Birk, Super Bowl 1 Kansas City Chiefs player Bobby Bell and Super Bowl 1 Green Bay Packers player Donny Anderson.

Tickets to this event can be purchased at TasteoftheNFL.com. Media wishing to cover the event should visit the online press room at tasteofthenfl.com/pressroom to request credentials. For more information, contact Pamela Spiegel and Marcus Braham at spiegel@sunshinesachs.com and braham@sunshinesachs.com or at 212-691-2800.

Follow @TasteoftheNFL on Instagram and Twitter as they #KickHunger this season or visit Taste of the NFL on Facebook at facebook.com/TasteoftheNFL.

SUPER BOWL 50 ENVIRONMENTAL PROGRAM

The NFL and the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee teamed to develop a series of initiatives reducing environmental impact of Super Bowl activities and to leave a “green” legacy throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.

Super Bowl 50 Urban Forestry Project: In January, throughout the weeks leading up to Super Bowl 50, NFL Environmental program and Verizon joined forces in several of these projects including the Super Bowl 50 Urban Forestry Project and a public E-Waste Recycling Rally. Hundreds of trees were planted in parks, playgrounds, schoolyards and other public spaces. A large-scale reforestation project, in partnership with American Forests and Verizon, will plant 28,000 trees in the Sierra Nevadas – many of these trees will restore the watershed area that provides drinking water for the entire San Francisco Bay area.

Food Recovery: The NFL and Host Committee are teaming with a coalition of nearly a dozen food banks and food recovery organizations to recover prepared food from kitchens and minimize food waste. Prepared food will be distributed to soup kitchens and community centers throughout the Bay area. There will be an intensive drive to collect and donate everything left over from Super Bowl 50 events. Building material, décor, fabric, carpeting and sign materials will be donated to local organizations that can reuse, repurpose or remanufacture the material. This project keeps material out of local landfills and also turns this material into valuable items for resale or reuse.

Renewable Energy Project: In partnership with PG&E, much of the energy to power Super Bowl 50 related activities will be renewably generated. Gen 4 temporary power generators used in Super Bowl City will run on Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel. Where renewable power is not feasible, renewable energy credits (RECs) will be utilized to reduce greenhouse gas impact. Travel emissions for Super Bowl teams and officials are being offset in partnership with TerraPass. TerraPass will also provide RECs where needed to offset emissions from other venues including Levi’s Stadium, site of Super Bowl 50. TerraPass works with businesses and individuals to create sustainable solutions to fight climate change. TerraPass helps customers determine and mitigate their environmental footprint through carbon offsets, renewable energy and water restoration certificates.

The Play Your Part Campaign (Saturday, January 30 – Sunday, February 7) – The Play Your Part online campaign is collaboration between the Host Committee, 50 Fund, in/PACT and Citizen Group focused on engaging with fans and inspiring them to personally contribute towards the Host Committee’s goal of delivering Super Bowl 50 as a “Net Positive” event. As a reward for Net Positive behavior, the 50 Fund will enable fans to decide how $200 000 from the Sustainable Environments Game Changer Grant is allocated amongst Bay Area environmental nonprofits, as well as providing fans a chance to win one of nine daily Super Bowl 50 related prizes including tickets to The Big Game.

Enhanced Transportation (Saturday, January 30 – Sunday, February 7) – Host Committee is working with regional transportation agencies to enhance public transit during Super Bowl week (January 30 – February 8). This will include additional service on WETA and GGB Ferry and BART and Muni. Super Bowl 50-branded Clipper cars help promote the use of public transit via the Host Committee’s partnership with the MTC. On Super Bowl Sunday, the Host Committee has coordinated a special ‘SB 50’ pass with VTA and Caltrain to ensure that public transit remains a viable option to get to Levi’s stadium.

The Super Bowl 50 Fan Express and Car (Sunday, February 7) – The Super Bowl 50 Fan Express and Car Share, the Host Committee’s Fan Express motor coach program, will provide fans with convenient, sustainable transport to Levi’s stadium on gameday. Pick-up points will be spread throughout the Bay Area and will include buses being utilized are locally based running on Neste NEXBTL renewable diesel.

For more information, contact Jack Groh, NFL Environmental Program Director, at 401-952-0886 or Jack.Groh@nflenvironment.com.

The NFL announced that world-renowned chef Michale Mina, founder of MINA Group, is teaming with the NFL and NFL Foundation to create On The Fifty – A Charitable Dining Experience restaurant at RN74 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Fans will have the opportunity to receive a taste of Super Bowl hospitality and participate in an interactive charitable dining experience benefitting the NFL Foundation in the days leading up to The Big Game.

On The Fifty will be located at Mina’s iconic restaurant, RN74 (301 Mission Street, San Francisco) and will be open Monday, February 1 through Sunday, February 7 for lunch and dinner service. Located adjacent to the 50th Mile and Super Bowl City presented by Verizon, the restaurant will feature Super Bowl-themed décor. On The Fifty will also showcase autographed memorabilia available for purchase onsite, current and former NFL player appearances and more.

Mina’s RN74 menu will be featured, making special nods to the game of football throughout the menu.

“The chance to combine my passion for food, football and giving back is an incredible opportunity,” said Mina. “I’m so grateful that our restaurants have been invited to participate and represent San Francisco in Super Bowl 50. We’re looking forward to showcasing the flavors of NFL cities from across the country as well as local Bay Area product, all benefiting the NFL Foundation.”

Guests will also have the opportunity to bid on a number of unique NFL memorabilia and special experiential auction items starting today on NFLAuction.NFL.com/OnTheFifty. Money collected from sales of items, along with a portion of Super Bowl 50 restaurant proceeds collected during Super Bowl week, will support NFL Foundation charities. Among the memorabilia and packages available includes a V.I.P experience to Super Bowl 50.

A private event space located within the restaurant boasting NFL and Super Bowl theme décor is available to reserve for private parties or cocktail receptions during Super Bowl week. For reservations, fans may call over the phone at 415-543-7474 or online at michaelmina.net/restaurants/san-francisco-bay-area/rn74/.

This marks the second time in Super Bowl history the NFL has teamed to create a restaurant. Previously, the NFL created “Forty Ate” restaurant for Super Bowl XLVIII. On The Fifty restaurant is part of the year-long celebration of Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area.

For more information about all the ways the NFL is celebrating Super Bowl 50, visit SuperBowl.com, follow @SuperBowl on Twitter or hashtag #SB50.

ABOUT MINA GROUP: Mina Group is a San Francisco-based restaurant management company specializing in creating and operating upscale, innovative restaurant concepts. Mina Group is led by Chef/Owner Michael Mina whose accolades include James Beard Foundation “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage” inductee in 2013, Bon Appétit Chef of the Year, Food Arts Silver Spoon Award Winner, San Francisco Magazine Chef of the Year, and International Food and Beverage Forum’s Restaurateur of the Year.  Operating since 2002, Mina Group currently manages 27 concepts including Michael Mina in San Francisco (Esquire Magazine’s Restaurant of the Year 2011); BOURBON STEAK and CLOCK BAR at The Westin St. Francis on Union Square in San Francisco; RN74 at Millennium Tower in San Francisco and RN74 at the Joshua Green Building in Seattle; PABU and THE RAMEN BAR at 101 California in San Francisco; BOURBON STEAK, BOURBON PUB and Michael Mina’s Tailgate at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara; STRIPSTEAK at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas; MICHAEL MINA Bellagio at Bellagio in Las Vegas; BARDOT BRASSERIE at Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas; MICHAEL MINA 74 and STRIPSTEAK at Fontainebleau Miami Beach; Locale Market and FarmTable Kitchen at Sundial St. Petersburg in Florida; and THE HANDLE BAR in Jackson Hole.  For a complete list of restaurants please visit http://michaelmina.net.

Follow Michael Mina on Facebook at Michael Mina, twitter @ChefMichaelMina and Instagram at ChefMichaelMina.

ABOUT NFL FOUNDATION: The National Football League Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football – from players at all levels to communities across the country. The NFL Foundation represents the 32 NFL clubs and supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football, and the communities which support our game. For more information on The NFL Foundation, visit: NFLFoundation.org.

In other Super Bowl News…

Easy Day Sports, the City of Santa Clara, the San Francisco 49ers and the NFL announced today that online registration for the “Run the Road to Super Bowl 50” 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run is open at http://RunSB50.com. The race is set for Sunday, January 10, 2016 with a course that begins and ends at Levi’s Stadium, home of Super Bowl 50.

Former San Francisco 49ers running back and three-time Super Bowl Champion Roger Craig will host the “Run the Road to Super Bowl 50” races and serve as the official race ambassador. Craig is an avid runner who has completed 13 marathons, 16 half marathons and numerous 5K and 10K running events.

“It is an honor to be a part of the ‘Run the Road to Super Bowl 50’ 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run” said Craig. “I look forward to taking the field once again with fans and friends in both the football and running communities as we celebrate Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area.”

The “Run the Road to Super Bowl 50” 10K, 5K and Kids Fun Run will start outside Levi’s Stadium and end near the field at the end of a 10K and 5K loop through the streets of Santa Clara. Fans and runners who register will receive a collector’s race shirt and a commemorative finisher’s medal. First place winners of the 10K race will also be competing for a coveted “golden” football.

The 10K race starts at 7:50 a.m., the 5K starts at 8:50 a.m. and the Kids Fun Run starts at 10 a.m. (half-mile). Competitors are invited to attend a post-race tailgate party where they can enjoy specials while watching the NFL Wildcard Games.

“The City of Santa Clara looks forward to hosting ‘Run the Road to Super Bowl 50’ to bring our community together to run, walk and cheer with each other,” said Jamie Matthews, Mayor of the City of Santa Clara, California “This run is a wonderful and exciting addition to our ‘Countdown to Kickoff’ events.”

The “Run the Road to Super Bowl 50” is part of the year-long celebration of Super Bowl 50, which will be played on Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. To register for the “Run the Road to Super Bowl 50” or for more information, visit http://RunSB50.com.

For more information about Super Bowl 50 and all the ways the NFL is celebrating, visit SuperBowl.com, follow @SuperBowl on Twitter or hashtag #SB50.

About Easy Day Sports: Headquartered in Coronado, California, Easy Day Sports is a boutique event production agency whose emphasis is creating memorable life experiences through premier, professionally managed endurance sports events. The company’s name is deeply inspired by the Navy SEAL motto “The only easy day was yesterday.” This is embodied through superior event production and a tireless commitment to excellence. Contact information for Easy Day Sports can be found at  easydaysports.com

About The City of Santa Clara: Santa Clara is a family-oriented and business-friendly city, led by a city government that has developed an award-winning ethics program and a commitment to fostering public trust. Located in Santa Clara County at the southern end of San Francisco Bay, about 45 miles south of San Francisco, Santa Clara is a strategic regional hub, convenient to freeways, airports, railroads, expressways, light rail and other public transportation. Home to global companies such as Intel and Citrix, world-class educational institutions like Santa Clara University, and the San Francisco 49ers who play at Levi’s Stadium. The City of Santa Clara offers history, innovation, culture, sports and fun and represents The Center of What’s Possible.