Officiating Video – Week 2

The following is an officiating video to assist in your coverage of the NFL.

It can be accessed by clicking on the links below or visiting www.nflmedia.com or www.nflcommunications.com.

Windows

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2015/Video5/Officiating_Media_Video_09-25-15.wmv

Mac/Mobile

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2015/Video5/Officiating_Media_Video_09-25-15.mp4

The video reviews plays from Week 2 and is intended for your use for informational purposes only.  It may not be posted on your website, but if you are interested in tweeting the link to the video from www.nflcommunications.com, feel free to do so.

We hope you find this information helpful.  Please contact us with any questions.

Week 2 of “Thursday Night Football” on CBS and NFL Network Delivers +42% Increase in Viewers and +40% Increase in Ratings

Through First Two Weeks “THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL” Up Significantly in Viewers and Ratings

CBS and NFL Network’s broadcast of THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL featuring Washington-N.Y. Giants on Thursday, Sept. 24 was seen by an average of 16.9 million viewers, according to Nielsen fast national ratings (Live + Same Day), a +42% increase from last year’s second week TNF game (11.9 million, Tampa Bay-Atlanta, 9/18), and earned a household rating/share of 10.5/18, +40% from last year (7.5/13).

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Preview of NFL Media’s Week 3 Sunday ‘NFL GameDay’ Programming

NFL Media’s Mark Kriegel with Dallas Cowboys’ Stephen Jones on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’ at 9:00 AM ET

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith Sr. on His Decision to Retire on ‘NFL GameDay Morning’

‘NFL Now GameDay Blitz’ Starting at 1:00 PM ET

September 25, 2015: NFL Network provides more than 15 hours of live coverage each and every NFL Sunday beginning at 7:00 AM ET with NFL GameDay First, hosted by Melissa Stark, Shaun O’Hara, Michael Robinson, Brian Billick and Jeffri Chadiha. At 9:00 AM ET, the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning takes viewers up to kickoff of the early games, with host Rich Eisen, analysts Steve Mariucci, Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Michael Irvin, and NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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NFL Media and Twitch Partner on a New Series: ‘EA Sports Madden NFL Live’

New Digital Series Brings the Latest Madden NFL News and Highlights to Fans

EA SPORTS Madden NFL Live to Air on NFL.com and Twitch

September 25, 2015 – NFL Media and Twitch announced today they are teaming up with EA SPORTS™ to deliver a brand-new weekly digital series to the world of Madden NFL fans. EA SPORTS Madden NFL LIVE will air weekly on NFL.com (desktop and mobile web) and Twitch (twitch.tv/NFL) every Friday at 12:00pm ET, starting today. Fans also can catch re-airs of the show on NFL Network every Friday at 4:00pm ET. Segments from EA Sports Madden NFL LIVE will also be available on demand on NFL.com, NFL Mobile and Twitch.

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Week 3 Tweets of the Week

Following are the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLfootballinfo, @NFLhistory and @RLiuNFL Twitter feeds.

For the complete release, click here

 

“TOGETHER WE MAKE FOOTBALL” FEATURES DETROIT LIONS GUARD MANNY RAMIREZ TOMORROW MORNING ON TODAY

Detroit Lions Host Denver Broncos on Sunday Night Football

STAMFORD, Conn. – September 24, 2015 – In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, tomorrow’s “Together We Make Football” segment on TODAY highlights Detroit Lions guard and Houston, Texas, native Manny Ramirez.

Growing up in Houston, Ramirez was the only Hispanic player on his high school football team. He went on to earn a football scholarship to Texas Tech, and was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 18th pick in the 4th round of the 2007 NFL Draft.

Now back in Detroit for the second time in his NFL career, others in the Hispanic community can look up to Ramirez, who takes a lot of pride in being a good role model. He spends time with his family in “Mexicantown,” a community in southwest Detroit, encouraging young Latinos to think big when it comes to their future, and connecting his own children with their heritage.

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Saint Thomas Aquinas High School Of Fort Lauderdale Has Most NFL Players; Florida Leads All States; Miami Tops Hometowns

Saint Thomas Aquinas High School (Fort Lauderdale, Florida), with 15 players, tops the list of high schools with the most players on 2015 NFL Kickoff Weekend rosters, USA Football announced today.

“My time at St. Thomas was great. St. Thomas gave me the opportunity to be able to chase my dreams like I always wanted to,” says Indianapolis rookie wide receiver PHILLIP DORSETT, who played collegiately at Miami and was selected 29th overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. “Transferring there after my freshman year, I knew I could become what I wanted to be with that school.”

NFL players hail from 1,387 high schools in 47 states and the District of Columbia, eight countries and two U.S. territories (American Samoa and U.S. Virgin Islands).

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What To Look For – Week 3

IT’S STILL EARLY: History shows that 0-2 teams advance to the playoffs more often than people might think. Since the current playoff format was instituted in 1990, 24 teams started 0-2 and still qualified for the postseason.

Last season, the INDIANAPOLIS COLTS started the season 0-2 and went on to win the AFC South after finishing 11-5, advancing to the AFC Championship Game.

The 1993 Dallas Cowboys started 0-2 before winning Super Bowl XXVIII. The 0-2 New England Patriots of 1996 played in Super Bowl XXXI, and in 2001, the 0-2 Patriots won Super Bowl XXXVI. The 2007 New York Giants started 0-2 before winning Super Bowl XLII.

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AFC & NFC Players of the Week – Week 2

For Week 2 AFC Players of the Week, click here

For Week 2 NFC Players of the Week, click here

32 Hispanic Leaders Recognized During Hispanic Heritage Month

NFL and Hispanic Heritage Foundation Team for Fifth Annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards

The NFL and Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) have partnered for the fifth annual NFL Hispanic Heritage Leadership Awards during the 2015 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.  The awards recognize the contributions of Hispanic leaders in each NFL market.

Each award recipient will be recognized at an event in their local market and will select an organization of their choice that serves the local Hispanic community to receive a $2,000 donation.

For the complete release, click here