Complete Pro Bowl rosters

The NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 28, and will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

The Pro Bowl players were determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counted one-third toward determining the 86 Pro Bowl selections announced today. Two additional “need” players will be chosen by each head coach and must be long snappers. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. In 1995, the NFL became the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting.

Pro Football Hall of Famer and 11-time Pro Bowler DERRICK BROOKS, three-time Pro Bowler WARRICK DUNN, Pro Football Hall of Famer and six-time Pro Bowler JASON TAYLOR and Pro Football Hall of Famer and five-time Pro Bowler LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON will serve as 2018 Pro Bowl Legends Captains.

Tomlinson (offense) and Taylor (defense) will lead the AFC, while Dunn (offense) and Brooks (defense) will lead the NFC. The four Legends Captains, who were collectively selected to 25 Pro Bowls, will serve as mentors for the Pro Bowl players and be present on the sidelines on gameday.

Twenty-four of the players selected to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars, including four rookies – running back ALVIN KAMARA and cornerback MARSHON LATTIMORE of New Orleans, running back KAREEM HUNT of Kansas City and special teamer BUDDA BAKER of Arizona.

Twenty-seven teams had at least one player selected to the 2018 Pro Bowl and 21 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars. The Pittsburgh Steelers placed a league-best eight players on the Pro Bowl roster, while the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles led the NFC with six players selected each.

The 2018 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams in the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs with the best regular-season records.

Under terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, each player on the winning Pro Bowl team receives $64,000, while each player on the losing squad earns $32,000.

Tickets to the 2018 Pro Bowl are on sale now at ProBowl.com.

Tickets to the game start at $45 and are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando

2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION

 (*First-time Pro Bowl selection; Bold/Italic: Starter)

AFC

OFFENSE (21)

 

QUARTERBACKS (3)

 

TIGHT ENDS (2)

 

Tom Brady, New England

 

Rob Gronkowski, New England

 

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

 

Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers

 

 

 

TACKLES (3)

 

WIDE RECEIVERS (4)

 

Taylor Lewan, Tennessee

*

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

 

Donald Penn, Oakland

 

Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh

*

Alejandro Villanueva, Pittsburgh

 

A.J. Green, Cincinnati

 

 

DeAndre Hopkins, Houston

 

GUARDS (3)

 

 

David DeCastro, Pittsburgh

 

RUNNING BACKS (3)

 

Richie Incognito, Buffalo

 

Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh

 

Kelechi Osemele, Oakland

*

Kareem Hunt, Kansas City

 

 

LeSean McCoy, Buffalo

 

CENTERS (2)

 

Rodney Hudson, Oakland

 

FULLBACK (1)

 

Maurkice Pouncey, Pittsburgh

*

James Develin, New England

 

 

DEFENSE (18)

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)

*

Joey Bosa, Los Angeles Chargers

 

C.J. Mosley, Baltimore

 

Calais Campbell, Jacksonville

 

Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh

 

Khalil Mack, Oakland

 

 

 

CORNERBACKS (4)

 

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)

*

A.J. Bouye, Jacksonville

 

Geno Atkins, Cincinnati

 

Casey Hayward, Los Angeles Chargers

 

Jurrell Casey, Tennessee

*

Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville

*

Malik Jackson, Jacksonville

 

Aqib Talib, Denver

 

 

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)

 

FREE SAFETY (1)

 

Jadeveon Clowney, Houston

 

Eric Weddle, Baltimore

 

Von Miller, Denver

 

 

Terrell Suggs, Baltimore

 

STRONG SAFETIES (2)

 

*

Micah Hyde, Buffalo

 

 

Reshad Jones, Miami

 

SPECIALISTS (4)

 

PUNTER (1)

 

RETURN SPECIALIST (1)

*

Brett Kern, Tennessee

 

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City

 

 

 

PLACEKICKER (1)

 

SPECIAL TEAMER (1)

*

Chris Boswell, Pittsburgh

 

Matthew Slater, New England

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

 

QUARTERBACKS (3)

 

TIGHT ENDS (2)

 

Drew Brees, New Orleans

*

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia

*

Carson Wentz, Philadelphia

Jimmy Graham, Seattle

 

Russell Wilson, Seattle

 

 

 

TACKLES (3)

 

WIDE RECEIVERS (4)

*

Lane Johnson, Philadelphia

 

Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona

 

Tyron Smith, Dallas

 

Julio Jones, Atlanta

 

Trent Williams, Washington

*

Adam Thielen, Minnesota

 

*

Michael Thomas, New Orleans

 

GUARDS (3)

 

*

Brandon Brooks, Philadelphia

 

RUNNING BACKS (3)

 

Zack Martin, Dallas

 

Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams

 

Brandon Scherff, Washington

 

Mark Ingram, New Orleans

 

*

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

 

CENTERS (2)

 

 

Travis Frederick, Dallas

 

FULLBACK (1)

 

Alex Mack, Atlanta

 

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

 

 

DEFENSE (18)

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)

 

Everson Griffen, Minnesota

 

Luke Kuechly, Carolina

 

Cameron Jordan, New Orleans

 

Bobby Wagner, Seattle

*

Demarcus Lawrence, Dallas

 

 

 

CORNERBACKS (4)

 

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)

*

Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans

 

Fletcher Cox, Philadelphia

 

Patrick Peterson, Arizona

 

Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

 

Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota

 

Gerald McCoy, Tampa Bay

*

Darius Slay, Detroit

 

 

 

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)

 

FREE SAFETY (1)

 

Anthony Barr, Minnesota

 

Earl Thomas, Seattle

 

Chandler Jones, Arizona

 

 

 

Ryan Kerrigan, Washington

 

STRONG SAFETIES (2)

 

 

Landon Collins, New York Giants

 

 

Malcolm Jenkins, Philadelphia

 

SPECIALISTS (4)

 

PUNTER (1)

 

RETURN SPECIALIST (1)

 

Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams

*

Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams

 

 

 

PLACEKICKER (1)

 

SPECIAL TEAMER (1)

*

Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams

*

Budda Baker, Arizona

2018 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY CLUB

PLAYER

POSITION

PRO BOWLS

ARIZONA (4)

Budda Baker

Special Teamer

1

Larry Fitzgerald

Wide Receiver

11

Chandler Jones

Outside Linebacker

2

Patrick Peterson

Cornerback

7

ATLANTA (2)

Julio Jones

Wide Receiver

5

Alex Mack

Center

5

BALTIMORE (3)

C.J. Mosley

Inside/Middle Linebacker

3

Terrell Suggs

Outside Linebacker

7

Eric Weddle

Free Safety

5

 

BUFFALO (3)

Micah Hyde

Strong Safety

1

Richie Incognito

Guard

4

LeSean McCoy

Running Back

6

CAROLINA (1)

Luke Kuechly

Inside/Middle Linebacker

5

CINCINNATI (2)

Geno Atkins

Interior Lineman

6

A.J. Green

Wide Receiver

7

DALLAS (4)

Travis Frederick

Center

4

Demarcus Lawrence

Defensive End

1

Zack Martin

Guard

4

Tyron Smith

Tackle

5

DENVER (2)

Von Miller

Outside Linebacker

6

Aqib Talib

Cornerback

5

DETROIT (1)

Darius Slay

Cornerback

1

 

HOUSTON (2)

Jadeveon Clowney

Outside Linebacker

2

DeAndre Hopkins

Wide Receiver

2

JACKSONVILLE (4)

A.J. Bouye

Cornerback

1

Calais Campbell

Defensive End

3

Malik Jackson

Interior Lineman

1

Jalen Ramsey

Cornerback

1

 

KANSAS CITY (3)

Tyreek Hill

Return Specialist

2

Kareem Hunt

Running Back

1

Travis Kelce

Tight End

3

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (4)

Keenan Allen

Wide Receiver

1

Joey Bosa

Defensive End

1

Casey Hayward

Cornerback

2

Philip Rivers

Quarterback

7

LOS ANGELES RAMS (5)

Pharoh Cooper

Return Specialist

1

Aaron Donald

Interior Lineman

4

Todd Gurley

Running Back

2

Johnny Hekker

Punter

4

Greg Zuerlein

Placekicker

1

MIAMI (1)

Reshad Jones

Strong Safety

2

MINNESOTA (4)

Anthony Barr

Outside Linebacker

3

Everson Griffen

Defensive End

3

Xavier Rhodes

Cornerback

2

Adam Thielen

Wide Receiver

1

NEW ENGLAND (4)

Tom Brady

Quarterback

13

James Develin

Fullback

1

Rob Gronkowski

Tight End

5

Matthew Slater

Special Teamer

7

 

NEW ORLEANS (6)

Drew Brees

Quarterback

11

Mark Ingram

Running Back

2

Cameron Jordan

Defensive End

3

Alvin Kamara

Running Back

1

Marshon Lattimore

Cornerback

1

Michael Thomas

Wide Receiver

1

NEW YORK GIANTS (1)

Landon Collins

Strong Safety

2

OAKLAND (4)

Rodney Hudson

Center

2

Khalil Mack

Defensive End

3

Kelechi Osemele

Guard

2

Donald Penn

Tackle

3

PHILADELPHIA (6)

Brandon Brooks

Guard

1

Fletcher Cox

Interior Lineman

3

Zach Ertz

Tight End

1

Malcolm Jenkins

Strong Safety

2

Lane Johnson

Tackle

1

Carson Wentz

Quarterback

1

PITTSBURGH (8)

Le’Veon Bell

Running Back

3

Chris Boswell

Placekicker

1

Antonio Brown

Wide Receiver

6

David DeCastro

Guard

3

Maurkice Pouncey

Center

5

Ben Roethlisberger

Quarterback

6

Ryan Shazier

Inside/Middle Linebacker

2

Alejandro Villanueva

Tackle

1

SAN FRANCISCO (1)

Kyle Juszczyk

Fullback

2

 

SEATTLE (4)

Jimmy Graham

Tight End

5

Earl Thomas

Free Safety

6

Bobby Wagner

Inside/Middle Linebacker

4

Russell Wilson

Quarterback

5

TAMPA BAY (1)

Gerald McCoy

Interior Lineman

6

TENNESSEE (3)

Jurrell Casey

Interior Lineman

3

Brett Kern

Punter

1

Taylor Lewan

Tackle

2

 

WASHINGTON (3)

Ryan Kerrigan

Outside Linebacker

3

Brandon Scherff

Guard

2

Trent Williams

Tackle

6

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Statistical recap of Week 15 in the NFL

TERRIFIC TURNAROUNDS: The PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (NFC East, first-round bye), MINNESOTA VIKINGS(NFC North) and JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (playoff berth) have clinched at least a playoff berth. All three teams finished in either third or fourth place in their divisions last year and missed the postseason.

Entering Week 16, five of the eight divisions have a team either in or tied for first place that finished in third or fourth place in the division last season.

This weekend, four clubs – the CAROLINA PANTHERSLOS ANGELES RAMSNEW ORLEANS SAINTS andTENNESSEE TITANS – have a chance to join Philadelphia, Minnesota and Jacksonville as teams who clinched a playoff spot after not qualifying for the postseason in 2016.

Since the 12-team playoff format was adopted in 1990, at least four teams have qualified for the playoffs in every season that were not in the postseason the year before.

— NFL —

KANDID KAMARA: New Orleans rookie running back ALVIN KAMARA had 89 scrimmage yards (45 receiving, 44 rushing) and a receiving touchdown in the Saints’ 31-19 win over the New York Jets last week.

Kamara, who has seven rushing touchdowns and five receiving touchdowns this year, is the fourth rookie in NFL history with at least five rushing and five receiving touchdowns, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DOAK WALKER (1950), CHARLEY TAYLOR (1964) and GALE SAYERS (1965).

The rookies with at least five rushing and five receiving touchdowns in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RUSHING TOUCHDOWNS

RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS

Doak Walker^

Detroit

1950

5

6

Charley Taylor^

Washington

1964

5

5

Gale Sayers^

Chicago

1965

14

6

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

2017

 7*

5*

*Through Week 15

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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BIG GAME HUNTING: Kansas City rookie running back KAREEM HUNT had 206 scrimmage yards (155 rushing, 51 receiving), one rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the Chiefs’ 30-13 win against the Los Angeles Chargers last week.

Hunt, who had 246 scrimmage yards (148 rushing, 98 receiving), one rushing touchdown and two receiving touchdowns in Week 1, is the only rookie in NFL history to have two games with at least 200 scrimmage yards, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

— NFL —

RISING ROOKIESThrough the first 15 weeks of the season, rookies have accumulated 22,219 yards from scrimmage, the second-most through Week 15 since 1970, excluding the 1987 season.

The seasons with the most yards from scrimmage by rookies through Week 15 since 1970 (excluding the 1987 season):

SEASON

MOST SCRIMMAGE YARDS BY ROOKIES THROUGH WEEK 15*

2014

22,229

2017

22,219

2013

19,771

2012

19,523

2015

19,086

*Excludes 1987 season

The rookies with the most scrimmage yards in 2017:

PLAYER

TEAM

SCRIMMAGE YARDS

Kareem Hunt

Kansas City

1,641

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

1,336

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville

1,136

Christian McCaffrey

Carolina

974

Cooper Kupp

Los Angeles Rams

804

Rookies have also totaled 157 touchdowns through Week 15, the second-most through the first 15 weeks of a season since 1970, excluding the 1987 season.

The seasons with the most touchdowns by rookies through Week 15 since 1970 (excluding 1987 season):

SEASON

MOST TOUCHDOWNS BY ROOKIES THROUGH WEEK 15*

2014

160

2017

157

2013

154

1983

142

2010

135

*Excludes 1987 season

The rookies with the most touchdowns in 2017:

PLAYER

TEAM

TOTAL TDS

Alvin Kamara

New Orleans

12

Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville

9

Kareem Hunt

Kansas City

9

Christian McCaffrey

Carolina

7

Many tied

6

— NFL —

MARVELOUS MC COYBuffalo running back LE SEAN MCCOY rushed for 50 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Bills’ 24-16 win over Miami in Week 15.

McCoy reached 10,000 career rushing yards on his 2,145th carry, becoming the fifth-fastest player in NFL history to achieve the milestone. The only players to reach 10,000 career rushing yards in fewer attempts are JIM BROWN (1,936), ADRIAN PETERSON (2,004), BARRY SANDERS (2,020) and O.J. SIMPSON (2,085). Brown, Sanders and Simpson are all enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

The players with the fewest attempts to reach 10,000 rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

FEWEST ATTEMPTS TO REACH 10,000 RUSHING YARDS

Jim Brown^

Cleveland

1,936

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota

2,004

Barry Sanders^

Detroit

2,020

O.J. Simpson^

Buffalo

2,085

LeSean McCoy

Philadelphia, Buffalo

2,145

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

— NFL —

GRON-K: New England tight end ROB GRONKOWSKI had nine receptions for 168 yards in the Patriots’ 27-24 win at Pittsburgh in Week 15.

Gronkowski, who leads all NFL tight ends with 1,017 receiving yards, reached 1,000 receiving yards for the fourth time in his career. Gronkowski tied TONY GONZALEZ (four) and JASON WITTEN (four) for the most seasons with at least 1,000 receiving yards among tight ends in NFL history.

The tight ends with the most 1,000+ receiving yard seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS WITH 1,000+ RECEIVING YARDS

Tony Gonzalez

Kansas City

4

Rob Gronkowski

New England

 4*

Jason Witten

Dallas

 4*

Todd Christensen

LA Raiders

3

Greg Olsen

Carolina

 3*

Shannon Sharpe^

Denver

3

Kellen Winslow^

San Diego

3

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

— NFL —

FOOTBALL IS FAMILYNew York Giants quarterback ELI MANNING passed for 434 yards and three touchdowns in the team’s Week 15 loss to Philadelphia.

Manning’s first touchdown pass of the day, the 336th of his career, gave the Manning family 1,000 total combined regular-season touchdown passes over their careers. Eli’s brother, PEYTON, threw 539 touchdown passes in his 17-year career, the most in NFL history. Their father, ARCHIE, recorded 125 touchdown passes during his 14-year career.

PLAYER

TEAM

CAREER TD PASSES

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

539

Eli Manning

New York Giants

 338*

Archie Manning

New Orleans, Houston Oilers, Minnesota

125

Total

 

1,002

*Active

— NFL —

TOSS IT TO THOMAS: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS had nine receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown in the Saints’ win against the Jets.

Thomas, who had 92 catches as a rookie last season, has a career-high 94 receptions in 14 games this year. He joins ODELL BECKHAM, JR. as the only players in NFL history to have at least 90 catches in each of their first two NFL seasons. Beckham (2014-16) reached 90+ receptions in each of his first three NFL seasons.

The players to record at least 90 catches in each of their first two seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

RECEPTIONS

Michael Thomas

New Orleans

2016

92

New Orleans

2017

 94*

Odell Beckham, Jr.

New York Giants

2014

91

New York Giants

2015

96

New York Giants

2016

101

*Through Week 15

— NFL —

BLOCK PARTY: Philadelphia rookie defensive end DEREK BARNETT blocked a PAT, linebacker KAMU GRUGIER-HILL blocked a punt and safety MALCOLM JENKINS blocked a field goal in the Eagles’ 34-29 win over the Giants in Week 15.

The Eagles are the first team since the 1979 Minnesota Vikings (November 25, 23-22 win at Tampa Bay) to block all three types of kicks in a win.

— NFL —

GOOD AS GOULDSan Francisco kicker ROBBIE GOULD converted all six field-goal attempts, including the game-winning 45-yard field goal as time expired, in the 49ers’ 25-23 win over the Titans last week.

Gould, who made five field goals at Chicago in Week 13 and four at Houston in Week 14, is the first player in NFL history to make at least 15 field goals over a three-game span.

The most made field goals over a three-game span in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON(S)

WEEKS

FIELD GOALS MADE

Robbie Gould

San Francisco

2017

13-15

15

Neil Rackers

Arizona

2005

2-4

14

Olindo Mare

Miami

1999

4-6

14

John Carney

San Diego

1992-93

16-17, 1

14

Jim Turner

New York Jets

1968

9-11

14

Gino Cappelletti

Boston Patriots

1964

2-4

14

Week 16 playoff scenarios in the NFL

AFC

CLINCHED: New England – AFC East division title

Pittsburgh – AFC North division title

                     Jacksonville – Playoff berth

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-3) (vs. Buffalo (8-6), Sunday)

New England clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:

1)  NE win + PIT loss + JAX loss or tie

New England clinches a first-round bye with:

1)  NE win + PIT loss   OR

2)  NE win + JAX loss or tie   OR

3)  NE tie + JAX loss

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-3) (at Houston (4-10), Monday)

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with:

1) PIT win + JAX loss or tie  OR

2) PIT tie + JAX loss

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (10-4) (at San Francisco (4-10), Sunday)

Jacksonville clinches AFC South division title with:

1)    JAX win or tie  OR

2)    TEN loss or tie

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-6) (vs. Miami (6-8), Sunday)

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:

1)  KC win  OR

2)  LAC loss  OR

3)    KC tie + LAC tie

TENNESSEE TITANS (8-6) (vs. Los Angeles Rams (10-4), Sunday)

Tennessee clinches a playoff berth with:

1)  TEN win + BAL loss + BUF loss

NFC

CLINCHED: Philadelphia – NFC East division title and first-round bye

                     Minnesota – NFC North division title

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (12-2) (vs. Oakland (6-8), Monday night)

Philadelphia clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

1) PHI win  OR

2) MIN loss  OR

3) PHI tie + MIN tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (11-3) (at Green Bay (7-7), Saturday night)

Minnesota clinches a first-round bye with:

1)  MIN win + CAR loss or tie  OR

2)  MIN tie + CAR loss + NO loss or tie + LAR loss or tie

LOS ANGELES RAMS (10-4) (at Tennessee (8-6), Sunday)

Los Angeles Rams clinch NFC West division title with:

1) LAR win or tie  OR

2) SEA loss or tie

Los Angeles Rams clinch a playoff berth with:

1)  DET loss or tie + CAR loss + ATL loss

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-4) (vs. Atlanta (9-5), Sunday)

New Orleans clinches NFC South division title with:

1)  NO win + CAR loss

New Orleans clinches a playoff berth with:

1)  NO win or tie  OR

2)  DAL-SEA tie

CAROLINA PANTHERS (10-4) (vs. Tampa Bay (4-10), Sunday)

Carolina clinches a playoff berth with:

1)  CAR win or tie  OR

2)  DAL-SEA tie

ATLANTA FALCONS (9-5) (at New Orleans (10-4), Sunday)

Atlanta clinches a playoff berth with:

1)  ATL win  OR

2)  ATL tie + DAL-SEA tie + DET loss or tie

Panthers’ Thomas Davis suspended two games by NFL

Here is the statement from the NFL on Thomas Davis’ suspension:

THOMAS DAVIS of the Carolina Panthers has been suspended without pay for two games for a violation of safety-related playing rules in Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers.

NFL Vice President of Football Operations JON RUNYAN issued the suspension.

In his letter to Davis notifying him of the suspension, Runyan noted that Davis violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 7 (b) (1) which prohibits unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture by “forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm or shoulder, even if the initial contact is lower than the player’s neck.”

Runyan wrote:

“During an interception return, you took a path toward your opponent who was pursuing the play and delivered a violent and unnecessary blindside block to his head and neck area.  You have been previously fined for violations of safety-related rules.  Your actions yesterday warrant an escalation of discipline, not only because they were flagrant, but also because of your status as a repeat offender.”

Davis will be eligible to return to the Panthers’ active roster on Monday, January 1 following the team’s December 31 game against the Atlanta Falcons.  He will also miss the club’s December 24 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Under the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the suspension may be appealed within three business days. Appeals are heard and decided by either DERRICK BROOKSor JAMES THRASH, the officers jointly appointed and compensated by the NFL and NFLPA to decide appeals of on-field player discipline.

WHAT TO LOOK FOR-WEEK 15

STELLAR STEELER: Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN has 9,886 receiving yards in his eight-year NFL career.

Brown, who will play in his 115th career game on Sunday against New England, can tie CALVIN JOHNSON (115) for the fewest games to reach 10,000 receiving yards in NFL history.

The players to reach 10,000 career receiving yards in the fewest games in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

FEWEST GAMES TO 10,000 REC. YARDS

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

115

Torry Holt

St. Louis

116

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

120

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

121

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

122

 

 

 

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

114*

*Has 9,886 career receiving yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brown, who leads the NFL with 1,509 receiving yards and ties for second with nine touchdown receptions, can become the first player in NFL history with at least 1,600 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in three different seasons, breaking a tie with Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON. Brown also accomplished the feat in 2014 and 2015.

With a touchdown catch on Sunday, Brown will record his fourth consecutive season with at least 1,200 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer LANCE ALWORTH and RANDY MOSS for the third-longest streak in NFL history.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with at least 1,200 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in NFL history:

 

PLAYER

 

TEAM

 

SEASONS

MOST CONSECUTIVE 1,200 REC. YARD & 10 TD SEASONS

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

1989-1995

7

Marvin Harrison^

Indianapolis

1999-2003

5

Lance Alworth^

San Diego

1963-1966

4

Randy Moss

Minnesota

1998-2001

4

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2014-2016

 3*

*Has 1,509 rec. yards and nine TD catches through Week 14

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

— NFL –

CATCH ME IF YOU CAMCarolina’s CAM NEWTON leads all NFL quarterbacks with 585 rushing yards this season.

Newton, who plays against Green Bay on Sunday, can tie MICHAEL VICK (four) for the most seasons with at least 600 rushing yards by a quarterback in NFL history. Newton also accomplished the feat in 2011, 2012 and 2015.

The quarterbacks with the most seasons of at least 600 rushing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS WITH 600+ RUSH YARDS

Michael Vick

Atlanta, Philadelphia

4

Cam Newton

Carolina

3*

Randall Cunningham

Philadelphia

3

*Has 585 rushing yards through Week 14

— NFL —

PULVERIZING PEPPERSCarolina defensive end JULIUS PEPPERS has 9.5 sacks this season and is closing in on his 10th career season with at least 10 sacks.

Peppers can join Pro Football Hall of Famers BRUCE SMITH (13), REGGIE WHITE (12) and KEVIN GREENE (10) as the only players in NFL history to have at least 10 seasons with 10+ sacks.

The players with the most seasons with at least 10 sacks in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS WITH 10+ SACKS

Bruce Smith^

Buffalo, Washington

13

Reggie White^

Philadelphia, Green Bay

12

Kevin Greene^

LA Rams, Pittsburgh, Carolina, San Francisco

10

Julius Peppers

Carolina, Chicago, Green Bay

9*

*Has 9.5 sacks through Week 14

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

— NFL —

WONDERFUL WILSONSeattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON ranks second in the NFL with 29 touchdown passes and is second among NFL quarterbacks with 482 rushing yards.

Wilson, who plays against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, can become the first quarterback in NFL history with at least 30 touchdown passes and 500 rushing yards in multiple seasons, having also accomplished the feat in 2015. RANDALL CUNNINGHAMand CAM NEWTON are the only other quarterbacks to reach the marks in a single season.

The players with at least 30 touchdown passes and 500 rushing yards in a season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

TD PASSES

RUSH YARDS

Cam Newton

Carolina

2015

35

636

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2015

34

553

Randall Cunningham

Philadelphia

1990

30

942

Russell Wilson*

Seattle

2017

29

482

*Through Week 14

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BURSTING ON THE SCENE: New Orleans wide receiver MICHAEL THOMAS, who had 92 receptions as a rookie last year, ranks second in the NFC with 85 catches this season.

Thomas, who faces the New York Jets this week, needs five receptions to join ODELL BECKHAM, JR. as the only players in NFL history to have at least 90 catches in each of their first two NFL seasons. Beckham (2014-16) reached 90+ receptions in each of his first three NFL seasons.

— NFL —

CONSISTENT COLT: Indianapolis running back FRANK GORE has 941 scrimmage yards this season and has recorded at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of his past 11 seasons.

With 59 yards against Denver on Thursday Night Football, Gore will join Pro Football Hall of Famer EMMITT SMITH as the only players in NFL history to record at least 1,000 scrimmage yards in 12 consecutive seasons. Smith accomplished the feat in 13 consecutive seasons from 1990-2002.

The players with the most consecutive seasons with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

CONSEC. SEASONS WITH 1,000+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS

Emmitt Smith^

Dallas

1990-2002

13

Frank Gore

San Francisco, Indianapolis

2006-2016

 11*

Marshall Faulk^

Indianapolis, St. Louis

1994-2004

11

Jerry Rice^

San Francisco

1986-1996

11

*Active streak

^Pro Football Hall of Fame

— NFL —

BREES FOR 70K: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES ranks third in NFL history with 69,680 career passing yards.

Brees, who plays against the New York Jets on Sunday, needs 320 yards to join Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (71,838 passing yards) and PEYTON MANNING (71,940) as the only players in NFL history with at least 70,000 career passing yards.

The players with 70,000 career passing yards in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER PASS YARDS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

71,940

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

 71,838

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

69,680*

*Active

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brees, who will be playing in his 247th career game, would reach the milestone in the fewest games played.

The players to reach 70,000 career passing yards in the fewest games played:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

GAMES TO 70,000 CAREER PASS YARDS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis, Denver

258

Brett Favre^

Green Bay, New York Jets, Minnesota

293

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

 246*

*Has 69,680 career passing yards

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Le’Veon Bell receives most Pro Bowl votes from fans

Pittsburgh Steelers running back LE’VEON BELL received 855,539 total fan votes to lead all NFL players in balloting for the 2018 Pro Bowl, as announced on NFL Network. Fan voting ended on Thursday, December 14.

New England quarterback TOM BRADY (833,481 votes) ranked second overall, while Pittsburgh wide receiverANTONIO BROWN (832,446 votes), Philadelphia quarterback CARSON WENTZ (829,174 votes) and New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES (743,355 votes) rounded out the top five.

The 2018 Pro Bowl rosters will be revealed exclusively on Tuesday, December 19 live on NFL Network’s Pro Bowl special “NFL Total Access: Pro Bowl Players Revealed” at 8:00 PM ET. Players for the game are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. NFL players and coaches cast their votes on Friday, December 15.

The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its All-Star teams. It was also the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995.

The 2018 Pro Bowl, which kicks off at a new start time of 3:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 28, will be televised live from Camping World Stadium on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and simulcast on ABC.

Tickets to the game start at $45 and are on sale now at ProBowl.com. Last year’s sold-out event – the Pro Bowl’s first time in Orlando – featured a capacity crowd of more than 60,000. Fans may visit ProBowl.com for additional information on Pro Bowl Week, which features a variety of free, family-friendly events in Orlando.

The Pro Bowl is an all-inclusive event for fans on gameday. Working with KultureCity, Camping World Stadium’s sensory-inclusive partner, the NFL will offer families who attend the 2018 Pro Bowl support, including sensory accessibility resources and two dedicated sensory rooms located in the stadium on gameday to enable them to enjoy the game with more confidence and comfort.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-10 VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

RB

Le’Veon Bell Pittsburgh 855,539

QB

Tom Brady New England 833,481

WR

Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 832,446

QB

Carson Wentz Philadelphia 829,174

QB

Drew Brees New Orleans 743,355

RB

Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams 693,697

QB

Russell Wilson Seattle 651,592

QB

Jared Goff Los Angeles Rams 571,656

TE

Rob Gronkowski New England 551,058

RB

Leonard Fournette Jacksonville 544,068

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

AFC

NFC

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Tom Brady New England 833,481

QB

Carson Wentz Philadelphia 829,174

RB

Le’Veon Bell Pittsburgh 855,539

RB

Todd Gurley LA Rams 693,697

FB

Tommy Bohanon Jacksonville 139,297

FB

Kyle Juszczyk San Francisco 361,196

WR

Antonio Brown Pittsburgh 832,446

WR

Julio Jones Atlanta 541,571

TE

Rob Gronkowski New England 551,058

TE

Zach Ertz Philadelphia 486,011

T

Alejandro Villanueva Pittsburgh 208,033

T

Tyron Smith Dallas 211,690

G

David DeCastro Pittsburgh 253,504

G

Zack Martin Dallas 220,566

C

Maurkice Pouncey Pittsburgh 242,409

C

Travis Frederick Dallas 246,225

DE

Joey Bosa LA Chargers 406,873

DE

Everson Griffen Minnesota 305,291

DT

Geno Atkins Cincinnati 289,919

DT

Aaron Donald LA Rams 314,522

OLB

Von Miller Denver 248,278

OLB

Chandler Jones Arizona 171,825

ILB

Ryan Shazier Pittsburgh 223,092

ILB

Luke Kuechly Carolina 288,830

CB

A.J. Bouye Jacksonville 319,638

CB

Xavier Rhodes Minnesota 222,137

SS

Micah Hyde Buffalo 128,993

SS

Kam Chancellor Seattle 149,793

FS

Kevin Byard Tennessee 157,036

FS

Earl Thomas Seattle 139,203

K

Stephen Gostkowski New England 153,573

K

Greg Zuerlein LA Rams 170,738

P

Marquette King Oakland 156,548

P

Johnny Hekker LA Rams 90,152

RS

Tyreek Hill Kansas City 149,530

RS

Pharoh Cooper LA Rams 116,091

ST

Tyler Matakevich Pittsburgh 91,497

ST

Budda Baker Arizona 96,595

Roger Goodell on Jerry Jones: ‘We don’t always agree’

Fresh off his five-year, $200 million contract extension with the NFL, commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the media during the NFL owners meetings in Dallas today.

One of the topics Goodell addressed was his relationship with Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who opposed his extension:

On your relationship with Jerry Jones:

RG: My relationship with Jerry has been great. We don’t always agree. I’m not paid to agree and he’s not paid to agree with me. That is, again, what the strength of our league is. As a league, we are stronger when 32 teams are together. We have our differences but we work together to try to solve those differences and address them in a way that is responsible. I think we have done that.

On the contingency element introduced into the Commissioner’s contract by Jerry Jones; is it emblematic of a rift going forward?

RG: Do I look like I take it personally? Jerry, do I look like I take it personally? [pointing to Jerry who was in the room]. No is the answer to that questions. As I have said before, I think people disagree. People who have the ability to do that within the context of our structure is something that makes us stronger.

Goodell, 58, has been the commissioner of the NFL since 2006.

Strength of schedule for all 23 teams in playoff contention

As the NFL enters Week 15, there are 23 teams (12 in the AFC, 11 in the NFC) in contention for a trip to Super Bowl LII.

In the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) have clinched the AFC North division title. In the NFC, the Philadelphia Eagles (11-2) have locked up the NFC East division.

With three weeks left to play in the regular season, there are still 10 playoff berths up for grabs.

Following are the records of the AFC playoff contenders, their remaining games and strength of schedule, and their wins and losses against other conference playoff hopefuls:

AFC EAST

TEAM/GAMES VS. AFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

10-3

3-1

7-2

at Pit

Buf

NYJ

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 23-16 (.590)

(11-2)

(7-6)

(5-8)

Wins: Buf, LAC, Mia, NYJ, Oak; Losses: KC, Mia

BUFFALO BILLS

7-6

1-2

5-4

Mia

at NE

at Mia

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 22-17 (.564)

(6-7)

(10-3)

(6-7)

Wins: KC, NYJ, Oak; Losses: Cin, LAC, NE, NYJ

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS

6-7

2-2

5-4

at Buf

at KC

Buf

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 21-18 (.538)

(7-6)

(7-6)

(7-6)

Wins: LAC, NE, NYJ, Ten; Losses: Bal, NE, NYJ, Oak

 

NEW YORK JETS

5-8

2-3

5-5

at NO

LAC

at NE

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 26-13 (.667)

(9-4)

(7-6)

(10-3)

Wins: Buf, Jax, KC, Mia; Losses: Buf, Mia, NE, Oak

 

AFC NORTH

TEAM/GAMES VS. AFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

PITTSBURGH STEELERS *

11-2

5-0

8-1

NE

at Hou

Cle

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 14-25 (.359)

(10-3)

(4-9)

(0-13)

Wins: Bal (2), Cin (2), KC, Ten; Loss: Jax

 

BALTIMORE RAVENS

7-6

2-2

5-4

at Cle

Ind

Cin

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 8-31 (.205)

(0-13)

(3-10)

(5-8)

Wins: Cin, Mia, Oak; Losses: Jax, Pit (2), Ten

CINCINNATI BENGALS

5-8

2-3

5-6

at Min

Det

at Bal

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 24-15 (.615)

(10-3)

(7-6)

(7-6)

Win: Buf; Losses: Bal, Jax, Pit (2), Ten

AFC SOUTH

TEAM/GAMES VS. AFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

9-4

3-1

8-2

Hou

at SF

at Ten

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 15-24 (.385)

(4-9)

(3-10)

(8-5)

Wins: Bal, Cin, LAC, Pit; Losses: NYJ, Ten

 

TENNESSEE TITANS

8-5

4-1

7-4

at SF

LAR

Jax

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 21-18 (.538)

(3-10)

(9-4)

(9-4)

Wins: Bal, Cin, Jax; Losses: Mia, Oak, Pit

 

AFC WEST

TEAM/GAMES VS. AFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

7-6

3-1

5-4

LAC

Mia

at Den

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 17-22 (.436)

(7-6)

(6-7)

(4-9)

Wins: LAC, NE, Oak; Losses: Buf, NYJ, Oak, Pit

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

7-6

2-2

4-5

at KC

at NYJ

Oak

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 18-21 (.462)

(7-6)

(5-8)

(6-7)

Wins: Buf, Oak; Losses: Jax, KC, Mia, NE

OAKLAND RAIDERS

6-7

2-3

5-6

Dal

at Phi

at LAC

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 25-14 (.641)

(7-6)

(11-2)

(7-6)

Wins: KC, Mia, NYJ, Ten; Losses: Bal, Buf, KC, LAC, NE

* Clinched division title

Following are the records of the NFC playoff contenders, their remaining games and strength of schedule, and their wins and losses against other conference playoff hopefuls:

NFC EAST

TEAM/GAMES VS. NFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES *

11-2

4-0

9-1

at NYG

Oak

Dal

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 15-24 (.385)

(2-11)

(6-7)

(7-6)

Wins: Az, Car, Dal, LAR; Loss: Sea

DALLAS COWBOYS

7-6

4-1

6-4

at Oak

Sea

at Phi

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 25-14 (.641)

(6-7)

(8-5)

(11-2)

Win: Az; Losses: Atl, GB, LAR, Phi

 

NFC NORTH

TEAM/GAMES VS. NFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

10-3

3-1

8-2

Cin

at GB

Chi

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 16-23 (.410)

(5-8)

(7-6)

(4-9)

Wins: Atl, Det, GB, LAR, NO; Losses: Car, Det

 

DETROIT LIONS

7-6

3-1

6-4

Chi

at Cin

GB

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 16-23 (.410)

(4-9)

(5-8)

(7-6)

Wins: Az, GB, Min; Losses: Atl, Car, Min, NO

GREEN BAY PACKERS

7-6

2-2

5-4

at Car

Min

at Det

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 26-13 (.667)

(9-4)

(10-3)

(7-6)

Wins: Dal, Sea; Losses: Atl, Det, Min, NO

NFC SOUTH

TEAM/GAMES VS. NFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

9-4

3-1

7-3

NYJ

Atl

at TB

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 17-22 (.436)

(5-8)

(8-5)

(4-9)

Wins: Car (2), Det, GB; Losses: Atl, LAR, Min

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS

9-4

2-2

5-4

GB

TB

at Atl

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 19-20 (.487)

(7-6)

(4-9)

(8-5)

Wins: Atl, Det, Min; Losses: NO (2), Phi

ATLANTA FALCONS

8-5

2-1

7-2

at TB

at NO

Car

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 22-17 (.564)

(4-9)

(9-4)

(9-4)

Wins: Dal, Det, GB, NO, Sea; Losses: Car, Min

 

NFC WEST

TEAM/GAMES VS. NFC CONTENDERS

OVERALL

DIV.

CONF.

WK. 15

WK. 16

WK. 17

LOS ANGELES RAMS

9-4

3-1

6-4

at Sea

at Ten

SF

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 19-20 (.487)

(8-5)

(8-5)

(3-10)

Wins: Az (2), Dal, NO; Losses: Min, Phi, Sea

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

8-5

4-0

6-3

LAR

at Dal

Az

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 22-17 (.564)

(9-4)

(7-6)

(6-7)

Wins: Az, LAR, Phi; Losses: Atl, GB

ARIZONA CARDINALS

6-7

2-3

3-6

at Was

NYG

at Sea

Remaining Strength of Schedule: 15-24 (.385)

(5-8)

(2-11)

(8-5)

Losses: Dal, Det, LAR (2), Phi, Sea

* Clinched division title

Statistical highlights from Week 14 in the NFL

Steelers quarterback BEN  ROETHLISBERGER completed 44 of 66 passes (66.7 percent) for 506 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 99.7 passer rating in the Steelers’ 39-38 win over Baltimore in Week 14.

Roethlisberger became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 500 yards three times in his career, having also accomplished the feat on October 26, 2014 (522 yards vs. Indianapolis) and December 20, 2009 (503 vs. Green Bay). New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES is the only other player with multiple career 500-yard passing games.

Steelers wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had 11 receptions for 213 yards and running back LE’VEON BELL had 125 scrimmage yards (77 receiving, 48 rushing) with three touchdowns in Week 14. Bell, who leads the league with 1,684 scrimmage yards, and Brown, who leads the NFL with 1,509 receiving yards, are the first pair of teammates in NFL history with at least 1,500 scrimmage yards each through their team’s first 13 games of a season.

Brown has six games with at least 10 catches and 100 receiving yards this season, tied for the second-most in a single season in NFL history. Only ANDRE JOHNSON (seven in 2008) had more such games in a season.

The players with the most games with at least 10 catches and 100 receiving yards in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

GAMES WITH 10+ CATCHES & 100+ REC. YARDS IN SINGLE SEASON

Andre Johnson

Houston

2008

7

Antonio Brown

Pittsburgh

2017

 6*

Calvin Johnson

Detroit

2012

6

Wes Welker

New England

2009

6

*Through Week 14

— NFL —

PACKERS PERFORM UNDER PRESSUREGreen Bay wide receiver DAVANTE ADAMS had two touchdown catches – a one-yard score with 17 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter and the game-winning 25-yarder in overtime – in the Packers’ 27-21 win at Cleveland.

Adams became the fourth player in NFL history (including the postseason) to score a touchdown in both the final minute of the fourth quarter and in overtime and the first since New England’s JAMES WHITE accomplished the feat in Super Bowl LI.

The players to score a touchdown in both the final minute of the fourth quarter and in overtime in a single game in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

DATE

Davante Adams

Green Bay

December 10, 2017

James White

New England

February 5, 2017*

Terrell Owens

San Francisco

October 14, 2001

Wesley Walker

New York Jets

September 21, 1986

*Super Bowl LI

The Packers, who won on a 20-yard touchdown run by rookie AARON JONES in overtime in Week 13, have won back-to-back games in overtime for the first time in team history. Green Bay has also joined the 2001 Chicago Bears as the only teams in NFL history to score an overtime touchdown in consecutive games.

TEAM

SEASON

WEEK

OVERTIME TD

WEEK

OVERTIME TD

Green Bay

2017

13

Aaron Jones 20-yard run

14

Davante Adams 25-yard catch

Chicago

2001

7

Mike Brown 33-yard INT return

8

Mike Brown 16-yard INT return

— NFL —

RIVERS RUNS THROUGH DEFENSES: Los Angeles Chargers quarterback PHILIP RIVERS passed for 319 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions for a 114.9 passer rating in the team’s 30-13 win over Washington last week.

Rivers, who ranks fourth in the NFL with 3,611 passing yards, has at least 3,500 passing yards in 10 consecutive seasons and joined PEYTON MANNING (13, 1998-2010) and DREW BREES (13, 2005-17) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to accomplish the feat.

The quarterbacks with at least 3,500 passing yards in 10+ consecutive seasons in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

SEASONS

CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 3,500 PASS YARDS

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

1998-2010

13

Drew Brees

San Diego, New Orleans

2005-2017

 13*

Philip Rivers

San Diego/LA Chargers

2008-2017

 10*

*Active streak

— NFL —

WONDERFUL WILSON: Seattle quarterback RUSSELL WILSON threw fourth-quarter touchdown passes to wide receivers PAUL RICHARDSON (61 yards) and TYLER LOCKETT (74 yards) in the Seahawks’ loss at Jacksonville in Week 14.

Wilson is the first quarterback with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes of at least 60 yards in a single game since Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER connected with TORRY HOLT (85 yards) and ISAAC BRUCE (66) on September 24, 2000.

Wilson has 17 fourth-quarter touchdown passes this season and surpassed ELI MANNING (15 in 2011) for the most in a single season in NFL history.

The players with the most fourth-quarter touchdown passes in a single season in NFL history:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASON

4TH QUARTER TD PASSES

Russell Wilson

Seattle

2017

17*

Eli Manning

New York Giants

2011

15

Drew Brees

New Orleans

2016

14

Blake Bortles

Jacksonville

2015

14

Peyton Manning

Denver

2013

14

Peyton Manning

Indianapolis

2002

14

Johnny Unitas^

Baltimore Colts

1959

14

*Through Week 14

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

— NFL —

MAGNIFICENT MC COY: Buffalo running back LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 156 yards, including the game-winning 21-yard touchdown in overtime, in the Bill’s 13-7 win against Indianapolis last week.

McCoy, who has 10 career games with at least 150 rushing yards, joined Arizona’s ADRIAN PETERSON (19) as the only active players with at least 10 such games in their careers.

The active players with the most career games with at least 150 rushing yards:

PLAYER

TEAM(S)

CAREER GAMES WITH 150+ RUSH YARDS

Adrian Peterson

Minnesota, New Orleans, Arizona

19

LeSean McCoy

Philadelphia, Buffalo

10

Jamaal Charles

Kansas City, Denver

9

 — NFL —

CLUTCH KICKERPittsburgh kicker CHRIS BOSWELL converted the game-winning 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the Steelers’ Week 14 win over Baltimore.

Boswell, who made game-winning field goals as time expired in the fourth quarter in both Weeks 12 and 13, is the first kicker since the 1970 merger to make a game-winning field goal with under one minute remaining in the fourth quarter in three consecutive games.

Playoff scenarios for Week 15 in the NFL

AFC

​CLINCHED: Pittsburgh – AFC North division title

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (11-2) (vs. New England (10-3), Sunday)

Pittsburgh clinches home-field advantage throughout AFC playoffs with:​

  1. ​PIT win + JAX loss or tie​

Pittsburgh clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. PIT win  OR

  2. PIT tie + JAX loss

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) (at Pittsburgh (11-2), Sunday)

New England clinches AFC East division title with:

  1. NE win or tie  OR

  2. BUF loss or tie

New England clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. ​BAL loss or tie

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (9-4) (vs. Houston (4-9), Sunday)

Jacksonville clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. JAX win  OR

  2. JAX tie + BUF loss or tie  OR

  3. JAX tie + BAL loss or tie  OR

  4. BUF loss + BAL loss  OR

  5. BAL loss + KC-LAC game does not end in tie

NFC

CLINCHED: Philadelphia – NFC East division title

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-2) (at New York Giants (2-11), Sunday)

Philadelphia clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:

  1. PHI win + MIN loss

Philadelphia clinches a first-round bye with:

  1. ​PHI win  OR

  2. ​PHI tie + LAR loss or tie + NO loss or tie + CAR loss or tie

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-3) (vs. Cincinnati (5-8), Sunday)

Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:​

  1. ​MIN win or tie  OR

  2. DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie

Minnesota clinches a playoff berth with:

  1. SEA loss + ATL loss + NO loss  OR

  2. SEA loss + ATL loss + CAR loss  OR

  3. SEA loss + ATL loss + DET loss or tie  OR

  4. SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + DET loss or tie  OR

  5. SEA loss + ATL tie + NO loss + CAR loss

LOS ANGELES RAMS (9-4) (at Seattle (8-5), Sunday)

Los Angeles Rams clinch a playoff berth with:

  1. ​LAR win + DET loss or tie + GB loss or tie + NO loss + ATL loss