Archive for November, 2013

Officiating Video

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The video, narrated by Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino, reviews various plays from Week 12.

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Tweets of the Week

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Calling All Football Fans: Vote for Your Favorite Story

10 Finalists Announced For “Together We Make Football – Your Story”:

A celebration of America’s love of football  

 Fans May Vote For Their Favorite Story through December 23

 National campaign to culminate in NFL Films documentary and

once-in-a-lifetime trip to Super Bowl for 5 winners

The National Football League today unveiled on national television the 10 finalists for the TOGETHER WE MAKE FOOTBALL – YOUR STORY campaign. Fans now can vote on the 10 stories at The five leading vote getters will win a dream trip to Super Bowl XLVIII. The campaign will culminate with an NFL Films documentary airing on the weekend of the Super Bowl.

The 10 finalists were announced today during halftime of the Green Bay-Detroit Lions game on FOX:


The finalists’ stories were turned into short features by NFL Films that are currently available on  Fans may vote for their favorite finalist story through Monday, December 23. The top five in the voting will be announced during the NFL Playoffs, featured in a nationally televised NFL Films documentary, and honored and celebrated in New York and New Jersey at Super Bowl XLVIII.

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2014 International Series Dates Confirmed

The NFL confirmed the dates today for the previously announced International Series games in London next season, featuring an unprecedented six teams playing in the UK in 2014.

The OAKLAND RAIDERS will host the MIAMI DOLPHINS in Week 4 on Sunday, September 28.  The ATLANTA FALCONS will host the DETROIT LIONS in Week 8 on Sunday, October 26, and the JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS will host the DALLAS COWBOYS in Week 10 on Sunday, November 9.

All games will be played at London’s Wembley Stadium.  Game times will be announced at a later date.

Since its inception, the International Series has increased NFL fan interest in the UK, which has a current NFL fan base of more than 12 million, including 2.5 million avid fans – a 30 percent increase in avid fans in the past two years.

NFL television ratings have substantially grown in the UK since 2006.  Sunday viewership of NFL games has almost doubled and the Super Bowl audience has increased 75 percent.  The NFL also has developed new and stronger business partnerships.

Participation in amateur football in the UK has risen since the start of the International Series, growing by approximately 15 percent per year since 2007.

Regular-season games in the United Kingdom:

Date Visiting Team Score Home Team Score Attendance
October 28, 2007 New York Giants


Miami Dolphins



October 26, 2008 San Diego Chargers


New Orleans Saints



October 25, 2009 New England Patriots


Tampa Bay Buccaneers



October 31, 2010 Denver Broncos


San Francisco 49ers



October 23, 2011 Chicago Bears


Tampa Bay Buccaneers



October 28, 2012 New England Patriots


St. Louis Rams



September 29, 2013 Pittsburgh Steelers


Minnesota Vikings



October 27, 2013 San Francisco 49ers


Jacksonville Jaguars



September 28, 2014 Miami Dolphins

Oakland Raiders

October 26, 2014 Detroit Lions

Atlanta Falcons

November 9, 2014 Dallas Cowboys

Jacksonville Jaguars


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What To Look For – Week 13

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Fifteen NFL Games Top 25 Million Viewers In 2013

NFL Games Two Most-Watched Shows of the Week

Games Top Local Ratings in 28 of 30 NFL Markets

Fifteen NFL game telecasts this season have been watched by more than 25 million viewers – nearly doubling the total for the full 2012 season (eight).

NFL games were the two most-watched shows on TV last week (Nov. 18-24) with the FOX national telecast (Dallas Cowboys-New York Giants) topping all sports and entertainment competition with 27.9 million viewers followed by the NBC’s Sunday Night Football (Denver Broncos-New England Patriots) drawing 26.5 million viewers. This marks the 12th time in 12 weeks that an NFL game has topped the viewership charts.

For the season, NFL games rank as the 24 most-watched TV shows since Labor Day. Following are the most-watched programs this fall: 
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AFC & NFC Players of the Month – November

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NFL Rookies of the Month – November

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AFC & NFC Players of the Week — Week 12

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NFL Network’s ‘A Football Life’ Examines ‘The Great Wall of Dallas’ Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 9:00 PM ET

Profile of the Dallas Cowboys Offensive Line from Early 1990s

“This line was the best example of what five, six men working together can accomplish in the NFL: you can win it all.” – Jerry Jones 

In the early 1990s, the Dallas Cowboys won three Super Bowl championships in four years, with Hall of Famers Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin leading the way. However, it was six offensive linemen – none of which were drafted higher than the third round – who paved the way for those teams and collectively became one of the greatest offensive line units in NFL history.

NFL Network’s two-time Emmy-nominated series A Football Life continues Tuesday, December 3 at 9:00 PM ET with The Great Wall of Dallas: A Football Life, which profiles the Cowboys’ offensive line from the early 1990s. Comprised of tackles Mark Tuinei and Erik Williams, guards Nate Newton and Kevin Gogan, center Mark Stepnoski, and guard/center John Gesek, the “Great Wall of Dallas” was an intimidating force that led the Cowboys to big wins and memorable moments, while also skirting on the edge of recklessness, arrogance and controversy.

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