Jaguars sign K Brandon McManus

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed K Brandon McManus, the team announced on Thursday.
Additionally, the team has waived K Riley Patterson.

McManus, 31, was released by the Broncos this week; he spent his whole career in Denver.

Last season, McManus converted 28/36 field goals.

In his nine seasons, McManus has converted 81.4 percent (223-of-274) of his field goal attempts, and his 40 made field goals of 50-plus yards are third-most in the NFL over that time span. His 946 total points are the fifth-most in the NFL since 2014.

He has appeared in four postseason contests and successfully converted all 10 field goal attempts, including two from 50-plus yards. He is one of two kickers to convert all field goal and extra point attempts (minimum 10 field goals made) in the postseason in the last nine seasons.

McManus was the last remaining member of the Broncos’ 2015 Super Bowl-winning team.

Rams-Bills kick-off 2022 NFL season; complete week-by-week schedule

The NFL announced its 18-week, 272-game regular-season schedule for 2022, which kicks off on Thursday night, September 8, in Los Angeles and concludes with 16 division games in Week 18 – two on Saturday, January 7, and 14 on Sunday, January 8. 

The 2022 NFL schedule will feature each team playing 17 regular-season games and three preseason games for the second consecutive year. 

Click below:

2022 NFL Schedule – Week by Week

The 17th game will feature teams from opposing conferences that finished in the same standing within their respective divisions the previous season. The NFC will be the home conference for the 17th game in 2022. 

The NFL’s 103rd season begins with the league’s annual primetime kickoff game, as the defending Super Bowl Champion Los Angeles Rams host the Buffalo Bills at SoFi Stadium on Thursday, September 8 (8:20 PM ET, NBC). 

Week 1:

Week 1 continues Sunday, September 11, with a double-doubleheader featuring four Sunday afternoon games in every market, highlighted by reigning division winners and a rematch of last year’s regular-season finale. On CBS at 4:25 PM ET, two 2021 playoff teams meet as Kansas City visits Arizona while Las Vegas travels to Los Angeles to face the Chargers in a rematch of last year’s Week 18 overtime thriller. On FOX at 4:25 PM ET, the two No. 1 seeds from last year’s postseason will be in action, as Green Bay visits Minnesota and Tennessee hosts the New York Giants. 

Later that day, NBC’s Sunday Night Football begins with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (8:20 PM ET) at AT&T Stadium, in a rematch of last year’s exciting kickoff game. 

Kickoff Weekend concludes on Monday, September 12, with ESPN/ABC’s Monday Night Football, featuring Russell Wilson and the Denver Broncos traveling to Seattle to face the Seahawks (8:15 PM ET), where Wilson spent the first 10 years of his career and helped the Seahawks win Super Bowl XLVIII. 

International Games:

The NFL schedule features five international regular-season games – three in the UK, the first-ever NFL regular-season game in Germany and one in Mexico. Last year, as part of the League’s expansion of the regular season to 17 games, it was determined that, beginning with the 2022 season, up to four of the teams from the conference whose teams were eligible for a ninth regular-season home game would instead be designated to play a neutral-site international game each year. 

The international series kicks off with games on back-to-back weekends at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, as New Orleans and Minnesota meet in Week 4 (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network) followed by Green Bay and the New York Giants in Week 5 (9:30 AM ET, NFL Network). The first international game on the 2022 schedule will mark the 100th game in league history (preseason and regular-season combined) played outside the United States. 

Thanksgiving Day:

Thanksgiving will feature a tripleheader on Thursday, November 24. The first game will feature the Buffalo Bills traveling to Detroit to face the Lions (12:30 PM ET, CBS). The late afternoon game will match two NFC East rivals, as the New York Giants visit the Dallas Cowboys (4:30 PM ET, FOX). The Thanksgiving Day festivities conclude with an interconference matchup as the Patriots travel to Minnesota to face the Vikings on NBC (8:20 PM ET). 

Christmas Day:

Week 16 begins with Thursday Night Football on December 22, followed by 11 games on Saturday, December 24, the first-ever Christmas tripleheader on Sunday, December 25, and finishes with Monday Night Football on December 26. The Christmas Day tripleheader features Green Bay at Miami at 1:00 PM ET (FOX), Denver at the Los Angeles Rams at 4:30 PM ET (CBS/Nickelodeon) and Tampa Bay at Arizona at 8:20 PM ET (NBC). 

Week 18:

The regular season will conclude with Week 18 on Saturday, January 7, and Sunday, January 8. For the 13th consecutive year, all 16 games scheduled for the final week of the season are division contests, enhancing the potential for more games with playoff ramifications. 

For the second time ever, the NFL’s 32 teams will each play 17 games over 18 weeks. Byes will begin in Week 6 and end in Week 14. 

Additional 2022 schedule notes:

  • Twelve games will be Super Bowl rematches, including two of the past three Super Bowls: Kansas City at Tampa Bay (Week 4, Super Bowl LV) and Kansas City at San Francisco (Week 7, Super Bowl LIV).

  • Ten 2022 games are rematches of the 2021 playoffs, including the Kansas City Chiefs visiting the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 13 (4:25 PM ET, CBS), a rematch of the AFC Championship Game.

  • In Week 17 on Sunday Night Football (8:20 PM ET, NBC), the Chargers will play host to the Rams in the first regular-season meeting between the two clubs at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

  • The top two picks in the 2022 NFL Draft, Travon Walker and Aidan Hutchinson, are scheduled to meet in Week 13 when the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to play the Detroit Lions (1:00 PM ET, FOX).

Flexible Scheduling:

This season, “Flexible scheduling” for Sunday night may be used twice between Weeks 5-10, and during Weeks 11-15 and Week 17. In weeks of the season eligible for “flexible scheduling,” the games listed for the Sunday night window are tentative and subject to change. Only Sunday afternoon games are eligible to be moved to Sunday night, in which case the tentatively scheduled Sunday night game would be moved to a Sunday afternoon.

In Week 15, three of five designated matchups will be played on Saturday with the remainder to be played on Sunday. Specific dates and start times for the designated Week 15 matchups will be determined and announced at a later date during the season.

In Week 18, two games will be played on Saturday (4:30 PM ET and 8:15 PM ET) with the remainder to be played on Sunday afternoon (1:00 PM ET and 4:25 PM ET) and one matchup to be played on Sunday night (8:20 PM ET). Specific dates, start times, and networks for Week 18 matchups will be determined and announced following the conclusion of Week 17.

Super Wild Card Weekend:

AFC and NFC Wild Card games will feature the 2 seed hosting the 7 seed, the 3 seed hosting the 6 seed and the 4 seed hosting the 5 seed.

Super Wild Card Weekend for the 2022 season will feature six games, starting on Saturday, January 14. 

Divisional Playoffs, Conference Championship Games:

Wild Card winners join the top seeds in each conference in the Divisional Playoffs on Saturday and Sunday, January 21-22. The AFC and NFC Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 29. The winners meet two weeks later on Sunday, February 12, in Super Bowl LVII at Arizona’s State Farm Stadium (FOX), marking the first time the league’s final game is played in Arizona since Super Bowl XLIX following the 2014 season.

NFL announces dates for the five international regular-season games in 2022

On Wednesday, the NFL announced the dates for its five 2022 international regular-season games – three in the UK, one in Germany and one in Mexico. 

The 2022 international games will feature four playoff participants, including the NFC North champion Green Bay Packers and NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and an NFC West showdown in Mexico.  

The 2022 international games:




Date & Time


United Kingdom (London)

Minnesota Vikings vs
New Orleans Saints

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

October 2, 9:30am ET

NFL Network

United Kingdom (London)

New York Giants vs
Green Bay Packers 

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

October 9, 9:30am ET

NFL Network

United Kingdom (London)

Denver Broncos vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Wembley Stadium

October 30, 9:30am ET




Seattle Seahawks vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Allianz Arena – Home of FC Bayern Munich

November 13, 9:30am ET

NFL Network


(Mexico City)

San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals

Estadio Azteca

November 21, 8:15pm ET


Last year, as part of the League’s expansion of the regular season to 17 games, it was determined that, beginning with the 2022 season, up to four of the teams from the conference whose teams were eligible for a ninth regular-season home game would instead be designated to play a neutral-site international game each year.    

This year’s international series will kick off with games on back-to-back weekends at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.  

The New Orleans Saints and Minnesota Vikings will each play in the UK for the third time.  Both teams have won on two previous occasions in the UK and will make their debut at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday, October 2.     

The following Sunday, October 9, the Green Bay Packers, NFC North champions for the third consecutive year, will face the New York Giants in their first international trip, becoming the 32nd NFL team to play in London since 2007.  The Giants will play in the UK for the third time, having won both the inaugural London game at Wembley Stadium in 2007 and the first game played at Twickenham Stadium in 2016.  This will be their first game at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  

London action shifts to Wembley Stadium on Sunday, October 30, when the Jacksonville Jaguars, who played at Tottenham last season, return to Wembley for the first time since 2019, having played there for seven straight seasons.  They will face the Denver Broncos who are making their first trip to the UK since they last played at Wembley in 2010.  

In the first-ever NFL regular-season game in Germany, the two-time Super Bowl champion and current NFC South champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers, led by quarterback Tom Brady, will face the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, November 13.  As previously announced, Munich and Frankfurt were chosen to stage regular-season games in Germany over the next four years.  The first game will take place at Allianz Arena – Home of FC Bayern Munich.    

The NFL will return to Mexico City on November 21 with Monday Night Football.  Estadio Azteca will host a matchup between NFC West rivals San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals in a rematch of the NFL’s first regular-season game played outside the United States.  In 2005, the teams played at Estadio Azteca with 103,467 fans in attendance, the eight largest crowd in NFL history.  

The full 2022 NFL Schedule next Thursday.

Eagles get a big win over Broncos in Denver

On Sunday, the Philadelphia Eagles(4-6) used a dominant run game, big plays from DeVonta Smith, and an opportunistic defense to knock off the Broncos(5-5) 30-13 at Empower Field at Mile High.

The Eagles rushed for 214 yards against the Broncos, led by Jordan Howard’s 83 yards and Boston Scott’s 81 yards. Also, Jalen Hurts, who ran for 53 yards, became the first Eagles QB to have 50+ rushing yards in four consecutive games since 2011. This was the third-straight game in which the team has recorded 175+ rushing yards. Philadelphia has also rushed for 200+ yards in two of their last three games.

In addition, Hurts to Smith(four catches 64 yards, two touchdowns) worked very well for the Eagles. The two connected on two touchdowns, including a leaping 36-yard touchdown reception by Smith in the first quarter that gave Philadelphia an early 10-0 lead.

Denver would ultimately tie the game at 10, but Hurts would connect with Smith on a five-yard touchdown pass to give the Eagles a 17-10 lead in the second quarter. According to Sportradar, Smith, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday, became just the third Eagle to post multiple touchdowns on their birthday; he also became the first Eagles rookie to record multiple receiving touchdowns in a single game since 2014.

The Eagles took a 20-10 lead into halftime, and late in the third, with the team leading 20-13, the Broncos had a big 4th and one deep in Eagles’ territory, and Broncos RB Melvin Gordon was stripped by Eagles LB Davion Taylor, which was scooped up by Darius Slay who would return it 82 yards for a touchdown to give Philadelphia a commanding 27-13 lead.

“Big Play Slay” made the play of the game, and with the Eagles struggling offensively in the second half, his return for a touchdown was huge.

Philadelphia now returns home to face the sixth-seeded Saints(5-4) next Sunday, and don’t look now, but the Eagles are in a playoff race at this point. They are one game behind the seventh-seeded Carolina Panthers(5-5), so if they can beat the Saints, Philly could get one step closer to the playoffs.

In the end, there’s still a lot of football left.

Best of the Rest:

-Hurts went 16-of-23 for 178 passing yards and two touchdowns.

-K’Von Wallace kept Denver off the board following their first possession of the third quarter when he blocked a 22-yard FG attempt by Broncos K Brandon McManus. He became the first Eagle to register a blocked FG since Derek Barnett on 11/22/20 against the Browns.

Jaguars sign DE Adam Gotsis

The Jacksonville Jaguars have signed fifth-year DE Adam Gotsis, the team announced on Sunday.

Gotsis, 27, was originally selected in the second round (Georgia Tech) of the 2016 NFL Draft by the Broncos and his career totals with Denver (2016-19) include 109 tackles, 13 passes defensed, 5.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

In 2019, Gotsis played in nine games and recorded 16 tackles and two passes defensed prior to missing the last three games of the season with a knee injury. He appeared in all 16 games in 2018, making 12 starts and totaling 38 tackles, six passes defensed, 3.0 sacks and two forced fumbles.

A native of Melbourne, Australia, Gotsis attended Kew High School in Australia and competed in Australian Rules Football for eight years before playing American Rules Football in the Gridiron Victoria for the Monash Warriors in Melbourne where he earned league MVP honors in 2010. He is the highest-drafted Australian-born player in NFL history.

Champ Bailey thinks Broncos’ Harris could make the Hall of Fame(Video)

This past weekend, former Broncos corner Champ Bailey and seven others were inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Of the seven-person class that was inducted into the Hall, four of them were defensive backs(Bailey, Ed Reed, Ty Law, and Johnny Robinson), and according to Bailey, another Broncos’ DB could be joining him in Canton at some point, and that is Chris Harris Jr.

Entering his ninth season in the league, Harris, 30, is a four-time Pro Bowler, including All-Pro honors in 2016. Harris, who was an undrafted rookie free agent, helped the Broncos capture a Super Bowl title in the 2015 season. In 123 games, Harris has 19 interceptions, four which were returned for touchdowns, and in a two-year span(2013-2015), which included 35 games, Harris did not allow a touchdown reception.

“He came into the league as a free agent, and man, the moment I saw him practice, like, this dude was going to be special,” Bailey said on Sunday at the Enshrinees‘ Roundtable. “He was a dog! He did not care what anybody thought. Walk-through, no we’re running through this walk-through. He didn’t care. He was always intense, and even today, he’s still that same kid, hungry, acting like he has a chip on his shoulder.”

Listen below as Bailey talks why he believes Harris could be a Hall of Famer when his career is over:


Falcons-Broncos to play in 2019 Hall of Fame Game

The Atlanta Falcons and Denver Broncos will kick off the National Football League’s 100th season in the city where the league was born. The Falcons and Broncos are scheduled to face each other in the 2019 Hall of Fame Game on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 8 p.m. ET in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ​

The game marks the fourth appearance by each club in the annual preseason classic. Both teams own 1-2 records in the Hall of Fame Game series.

Broncos owner PAT BOWLEN and cornerback CHAMP BAILEY, and former Falcons tight end TONY GONZALEZ will be enshrined into the Hall of Fame two days later. The other members of the Class of 2019 include GIL BRANDT, TY LAW, KEVIN MAWAE, ED REED and JOHNNY ROBINSON. The Class of 2019 Enshrinement Ceremony is set for Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.

Tickets for the 2019 Hall of Fame Game and the Enshrinement Ceremony go on sale Friday, March 15 at 10 a.m. ET at:

“We are fired up to kick off the NFL’s 100th season in the Hall of Fame Game,” Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn said. “We are honored to play in Canton and be a part of the celebration for all of the inductees. This is also an opportunity for us to strengthen our connection and our brotherhood with additional time on the field.”

Broncos coach Vic Fangio commented, “With Mr. Bowlen and Champ Bailey part of this year’s induction class, it’s an honor for the Broncos to play in the Hall of Fame Game. We’re looking forward to seeing a lot of Broncos fans in Canton, and it’s also special for us to help kick off the NFL’s 100th season. Football-wise, it gives our team an extra week of training camp and additional practices that we’ll use to our advantage.”

The 2019 Hall of Fame Game will be televised nationally by NBC and called by the Sunday Night Football team, and broadcast nationally on radio by Westwood One.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, a key component of Johnson Controls Hall of Fame Village that is underway around the Hall’s campus, was labeled as among “13 Game-Changing NFL Stadiums” by Forbes.

NFL announces schedule changes

​The NFL announced today a scheduling change for Week 10, as well as the teams and times for the Saturday games in Weeks 15 and 16.

In Week 10 (November 11), the Miami Dolphins at Green Bay Packers game will move from 1 PM ET on CBS to 4:25 PM ET on CBS. Additionally, the Arizona Cardinals at Kansas City Chiefs game originally scheduled at 1 PM ET on FOX will be cross-flexed to CBS.

In Week 15, the two games played on Saturday, December 15, both televised by NFL Network, will feature the Houston Texans at the New York Jets at 4:30 PM ET followed by the Cleveland Browns at the Denver Broncos at 8:20 PM ET.

In Week 16, the two of four possible matchups on Saturday, December 22 on NFL Network have been determined with the Washington Redskins visiting the Tennessee Titans at 4:30 PM ET followed by the Baltimore Ravens at the Los Angeles Chargers at 8:20 PM ET. The Jacksonville Jaguars at Miami Dolphins and the New York Giants at the Indianapolis Colts games will both be played at 1 PM ET on Sunday, December 23.

The following is the final Week 10 NFL schedule (all times ET):

Thursday, November 8

Carolina at Pittsburgh 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon

​Sunday, November 11

Detroit at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX
New Orleans at Cincinnati 1:00 PM FOX
Atlanta at Cleveland 1:00 PM FOX
Jacksonville at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS
Arizona at Kansas City 1:00 PM CBS
Buffalo at New York Jets 1:00 PM CBS
Washington at Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX
New England at Tennessee 1:00 PM CBS
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland 4:05 PM FOX
Miami at Green Bay 4:25 PM CBS
Seattle at Los Angeles Rams 4:25 PM CBS
Dallas at Philadelphia 8:20 PM NBC

Monday, November 12

New York Giants at San Francisco 8:15 PM ESPN

The following is the Week 15 NFL schedule (all times ET):

Thursday, December 13
Los Angeles Chargers at Kansas City 8:20 PM FOX/NFLN/Amazon  
Saturday, December 15
Houston at New York Jets 4:30 PM NFLN  
Cleveland at Denver 8:20 PM NFLN  
Sunday, December 16
Arizona at Atlanta 1:00 PM FOX  
Tampa Bay at Baltimore 1:00 PM FOX  
Detroit at Buffalo 1:00 PM FOX  
Green Bay at Chicago 1:00 PM FOX  
Oakland at Cincinnati 1:00 PM CBS  
Dallas at Indianapolis 1:00 PM FOX  
Washington at Jacksonville 1:00 PM FOX  
Miami at Minnesota 1:00 PM CBS  
Tennessee at New York Giants 1:00 PM CBS  
Seattle at San Francisco 4:05 PM FOX  
New England at Pittsburgh 4:25 PM CBS  
Philadelphia at Los Angeles Rams* 8:20 PM NBC  
Monday, December 17
New Orleans at Carolina 8:15 PM ESPN  

The following is the Week 16 NFL schedule (all times ET):

Saturday, December 22
Washington at Tennessee 4:30 PM NFLN  
Baltimore at Los Angeles Chargers 8:20 PM NFLN  
Sunday, December 23
Atlanta at Carolina 1:00 PM FOX  
Cincinnati at Cleveland 1:00 PM CBS  
Tampa Bay at Dallas 1:00 PM FOX  
Minnesota at Detroit 1:00 PM FOX  
New York Giants at Indianapolis 1:00 PM CBS or FOX  
Jacksonville at Miami 1:00 PM CBS  
Buffalo at New England 1:00 PM CBS  
Green Bay at New York Jets 1:00 PM CBS or FOX  
Houston at Philadelphia 1:00 PM CBS  
Los Angeles Rams at Arizona 4:05 PM FOX  
Chicago at San Francisco 4:05 PM FOX  
Pittsburgh at New Orleans 4:25 PM CBS  
Kansas City at Seattle* 8:20 PM NBC  
Monday, December 24
Denver at Oakland 8:15 PM ESPN  

 * – Sunday night games in Weeks 5-16 subject to change

Gonzalez thinks Mahomes can break Manning’s single-season record for TD passes

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is off to a fantastic start. After three games, Mahomes has thrown for 13 touchdowns and no interceptions, which breaks Peyton Manning’s record of 12 touchdowns after the first three games.  A record Manning set back in 2013. The two-time Super Bowl champion would finish 2013 with 55 touchdown passes, which is the record most TD passes in a single-season.

According to Hall of Famer and former Chiefs great Tony Gonzalez, Mahomes has a chance to break Manning’s record for touchdown passes in a season.

“You know what, if you would have asked me a couple of weeks ago, I would have been like, ‘Hell no, not even close.’ Right now looking at it, yeah; He’s on his way,” Gonzalez told TMZ Sports.

“He’s never had a bad game yet dating back to last year. A true hallmark of a champion is consistency, and how you bounce back when you get your a** kicked. It’s coming; he’s going to get his butt kicked eventually. I like to see how he responds, but right now, I have no reason to doubt him.”

The 2nd-year player needs to average around three-plus touchdowns a game to break Manning’s record. Impossible? No. However, at some point, Mahomes may have moments when he looks like a first-year starter, but based on what we have seen to this point, I don’t know when that is going to happen.

I don’t think Mahomes breaks the record. He’ll have a great season, and maybe he gets in the 40s, but 55 touchdown passes won’t happen this season for Mahomes.

Talib and Crabtree suspended two games by NFL for fight

MICHAEL CRABTREE of the Oakland Raiders and AQIB TALIB of the Denver Broncos have been suspended without pay for two games each for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules in Sunday’s game between the Raiders and Broncos.

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

In his letter to Crabtree notifying him of the suspension, Runyan wrote:

“The series of flagrant violations for which you are being disciplined began with 12:31 remaining in the first quarter – less than three minutes into the game.  First, you punched a Broncos opponent Chris Harris in the midsection, resulting in him being removed from the game.  Then, on the subsequent play, you blocked a different Broncos opponent (Aqib Talib) into the sidelines beyond the yellow media border, well after the play was over.  Your actions triggered a melee and endangered various sideline and League personnel, including one of our Game Officials who was injured trying to maintain control of the situation.  Finally, during the ensuing altercation, you grabbed and twisted that same opponent’s facemask and threw a punch at him…Such actions have no place in this game, engender ill will between teams, and lead to further confrontations.”

In his letter to Talib notifying him of the suspension, Runyan wrote:

“The series of flagrant violations for which you are being disciplined began less than three minutes into the game.  First, while competing on the field of play, you deliberately ripped your opponent’s chain from his neck just as you did last year when you played against him.  Then, when the two of you went to the ground after a subsequent play, you aggressively removed his helmet and threw it in his direction, endangering him and various sideline personnel in the near vicinity.  Finally, once you were momentarily separated from your opponent, you again engaged him and threw a punch…Such actions have no place in this game, engender ill will between teams, and lead to further confrontations.”

Crabtree is suspended for games against the New York Giants and Kansas City Chiefs and will be eligible to return to the Raiders’ active roster on Monday, December 11 following the team’s December 10 game against Kansas City.

Talib is suspended for games against the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets and will be eligible to return to the Broncos’ active roster on Monday, December 11 following the team’s December 10 game against the Jets.

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