Week 14: Chiefs, Vikings, Eagles can clinch playoff sports

As enter Week 14 of the NFL season, three teams have put themselves in a position to clinch a playoff spot. Two of those teams can clinch division titles.

Below are playoff scenarios for Week 14:

AFC

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (9-3) (at Denver (3-9), Sunday, 4:05 PM ET, CBS)

Kansas City clinches AFC West division title with:
1)    KC win + LAC loss

NFC

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (10-2) (at Detroit (5-7), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Minnesota clinches NFC North division title with:

  1. 1)    MIN win or tie

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-1) (at N.Y. Giants (7-4-1), Sunday, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)

Philadelphia clinches playoff berth with:

1)    PHI win or tie OR

2)    SF loss + SEA loss

Chiefs-Chargers flexed to SNF

The NFL be flexing!

The Week 11 Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers game on Sunday, November 20 will be played at 8:20 PM ET on NBC and the Cincinnati Bengals-Pittsburgh Steelers game will move to 4:25 PM ET on CBS, the NFL announced Tuesday.

The following is the final Week 11 NFL schedule (all times ET):

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers                                    8:15 PM               Prime Video

Sunday, November 20, 2022

Chicago Bears at Atlanta Falcons                                               1:00 PM               FOX

Carolina Panthers at Baltimore Ravens                                     1:00 PM               FOX

Cleveland Browns at Buffalo Bills                                                1:00 PM               CBS

Washington Commanders at Houston Texans                            1:00 PM               FOX

Philadelphia Eagles at Indianapolis Colts                                   1:00 PM               CBS

New York Jets at New England Patriots                                      1:00 PM               CBS

Los Angeles Rams at New Orleans Saints                                 1:00 PM               FOX

Detroit Lions at New York Giants                                                1:00 PM               FOX

Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos                                       4:05 PM               FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Pittsburgh Steelers                             4:25 PM               CBS

Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings                                        4:25 PM               CBS

Kansas City Chiefs at Los Angeles Chargers                        8:20 PM               NBC

Monday, November 21, 2022

San Francisco 49ers vs Arizona Cardinals (Mexico City)            8:15 PM               ESPN

Week 11 Byes: Miami Dolphins, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jacksonville Jaguars

Complete 2022 NFL Pro Bowl rosters

On Wednesday, the NFL announced the AFC and NFC All-Stars for the 2022 Pro Bowl.

Roster Highlights:

Twenty-six teams had at least one player selected to the 2022 Pro Bowl roster and 23 clubs had multiple players chosen as All-Stars. The Indianapolis Colts led all teams with seven Pro Bowl selections while the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers each had six players chosen. Five teams – the Baltimore Ravens, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, San Francisco 49ers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers – each placed five players on the Pro Bowl roster.

Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady was selected to his 15th Pro Bowl, the most of any player ever, while Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers was selected to his 10th Pro Bowl. Each of the four other quarterbacks selected – the Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert, Baltimore’s Lamar Jackson, Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and Arizona’s Kyler Murray – are under the age of 27.

Thirty-one of the players selected to the Pro Bowl today are first-time All-Stars, including four rookies – wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals, linebacker Micah Parsons of the Dallas Cowboys, tight end Kyle Pitts of the Atlanta Falcons and tackle Rashawn Slater of the Los Angeles Chargers.

Minnesota’s Justin Jefferson was named to his second-consecutive Pro Bowl since entering the league in 2020 while five other second-year players – Dallas’ Trevon Diggs, Baltimore’s Devin Duvernay, Herbert, Indianapolis’ Jonathan Taylor and Tampa Bay’s Tristian Wirfs – each earned their first Pro Bowl selections.

Coaching staff and how the roster was constructed:

The 2022 Pro Bowl coaching staffs will be from the losing teams in the AFC and NFC Divisional playoffs with the best regular-season records.

Roster selections 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.

2022 Pro Bowl Players by Position:

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

AFC

OFFENSE (21)

 

QUARTERBACKS (3)

TIGHT ENDS (2)

*

Justin Herbert, L.A. Chargers

Mark Andrews, Baltimore

Lamar Jackson, Baltimore

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

TACKLES (3)

WIDE RECEIVERS (4)

Orlando Brown, Kansas City

Keenan Allen, L.A. Chargers

*

Dion Dawkins, Buffalo

*

Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati

*

Rashawn Slater, L.A. Chargers

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo

Tyreek Hill, Kansas City

GUARDS (3)

Joel Bitonio, Cleveland

RUNNING BACKS (3)

Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis

Nick Chubb, Cleveland

*

Wyatt Teller, Cleveland

*

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati

*

Jonathan Taylor, Indianapolis

CENTERS (2)

Ryan Kelly, Indianapolis

FULLBACK (1)

*

Corey Linsley, L.A. Chargers

Patrick Ricard, Baltimore


DEFENSE (18)

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)

 

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)

*

Maxx Crosby, Las Vegas

Darius Leonard, Indianapolis

Myles Garrett, Cleveland

*

Denzel Perryman, Las Vegas

*

Trey Hendrickson, Cincinnati

CORNERBACKS (4)

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)

Xavien Howard, Miami

DeForest Buckner, Indianapolis

*

J.C. Jackson, New England

Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh

*

Kenny Moore, Indianapolis

Chris Jones, Kansas City

Denzel Ward, Cleveland

OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS (3)

FREE SAFETY (1)

Joey Bosa, L.A. Chargers

Kevin Byard, Tennessee

Matthew Judon, New England

T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

 

STRONG SAFETIES (2)

 

Derwin James, L.A. Chargers

 

Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City


SPECIALISTS (5)

 

PUNTER (1)

 

RETURN SPECIALIST (1)

*

AJ Cole, Las Vegas

*

Devin Duvernay, Baltimore

 

 

 

PLACEKICKER (1)

 

SPECIAL TEAMER (1)

Justin Tucker, Baltimore

Matthew Slater, New England

 

LONG SNAPPER (1)

*

Luke Rhodes, Indianapolis

 

2022 PRO BOWL PLAYERS BY POSITION

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

NFC

OFFENSE (21)

 

QUARTERBACKS (3)

 

TIGHT ENDS (2)

Tom Brady, Tampa Bay

George Kittle, San Francisco

Kyler Murray, Arizona

*

Kyle Pitts, Atlanta

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay

 

 

TACKLES (3)

WIDE RECEIVERS (4)

Tyron Smith, Dallas

Davante Adams, Green Bay

 

Trent Williams, San Francisco

Justin Jefferson, Minnesota

*

Tristan Wirfs, Tampa Bay

*

Cooper Kupp, L.A. Rams

 

*

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco

 

GUARDS (3)

*

Ali Marpet, Tampa Bay

RUNNING BACKS (3)

 

Zack Martin, Dallas

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans

 

Brandon Scherff, Washington

James Conner, Arizona

 

Dalvin Cook, Minnesota

 

CENTERS (2)

*

Ryan Jensen, Tampa Bay

 

FULLBACK (1)

 

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia

 

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

 


DEFENSE (18)

 

DEFENSIVE ENDS (3)

INSIDE/MIDDLE LINEBACKERS (2)

Nick Bosa, San Francisco

*

Micah Parsons, Dallas

*

Brian Burns, Carolina

Bobby Wagner, Seattle

Cameron Jordan, New Orleans

CORNERBACKS (4)

INTERIOR LINEMEN (3)

*

Trevon Diggs, Dallas

Bucs’ Arians on playing world-champion Chiefs: ‘You always want to beat those guys’

On Monday night, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers(7-4) suffered a very disappointing home loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Now, they have another formidable opponent coming to Raymond James Stadium in Patrick Mahomes and the world-champion Kansas City Chiefs(9-1) on Sunday.

Every team gets up for the world champions, and usually give their best effort. According to Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians, it does not mean much to the coaches, but it does matter to the players.  

“I think the players get up for it. For coaches, it’s just the next game, but the players get up for it,” Arians said on Friday. “It’s something special– you always want to beat those guys and prove something to yourselves.”

One of the reasons the Chiefs have been very competitive over the years, including a Super Bowl last season, has been their head coach Andy Reid. In eight seasons with the Chiefs, Reid is 122-86 in the regular season, and Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady thinks continuity has helped Kansas City be successful over the years. 

“They’ve had some continuity on that side with that system, with those coaches [and] lot of their key veteran players,” Brady said on Friday. “That’s always important – I feel continuity is the most critical aspect to consistent performance because you have to build on year after year, not just game after game or week after week. They’ve been in that system for a while – Coach Reid’s been there for a while [and] he’s a great coach. They do a great job. They’ve got a lot of good things going [and] they’ve been tough to beat for a lot of years now, including when Alex Smith was there. They were pretty good too [and] I played them all those years, as well. They’re doing a good job, and they have some dynamic players.”

At this point, the Buccaneers have little margin for error if they want to have an opportunity to win the NFC South. The Buccaneers are currently one of the three wild card teams(6th seed) in the NFC, but if they’re going to win the division, they have to win and hope the Saints(8-2) without Drew Brees will falter. However, it all starts by beating the Chiefs on Sunday.

 

Mahomes leads all players in Pro Bowl voting by fans

Kansas City quarterback Patrick Mahomes, with 143,355 votes, leads all players​​ in balloting for the 2021 Pro Bowl.

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson (139,839 votes) ranks second overall, while Minnesota running back DALVIN COOK (131,875 votes), Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce (127,868 votes) and Arizona wide receiver DeAndre Hopkin (127,039 votes) round out the top five.

Two of the top five vote-getters – Mahomes and Cook – are age 25 while six first- or second-year players currently lead their conference in votes received at their respective positions.

The PITTSBURGH STEELERS lead all clubs in total votes received. The KANSAS CITY CHIEFS, SEATTLE SEAHAWKS, GREEN BAY PACKERS and BUFFALO BILLS round out the current top five.

Fan voting for the 2021 Pro Bowl presented by Verizon will continue online and on web-enabled mobile phones at NFL.com/ProBowlVote until Thursday, December 17.

During the final two weeks of 2021 Pro Bowl voting – December 1-17 – fans will also be able to vote directly on Twitter. To cast such a vote, fans should tweet the first and last name of the player, the player’s official Twitter handle, or a hashtag including the player’s first and last name. All three of these methods must include the hashtag: #ProBowlVote. Voting via Twitter is in addition to the online ballot at NFL.com/ProBowlVote, which will be available throughout the entire voting period.

Roster selections 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. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 18.

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 roster reveal will be aired on NFL Network in late December.

NFL PRO BOWL TOP-FIVE VOTE-GETTERS

POS.

NAME

TEAM

VOTES

QB

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City Chiefs

 143,355

QB

Russell Wilson

Seattle Seahawks

 139,839

RB

Dalvin Cook

Minnesota Vikings

 131,875

TE

Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

 127,868

WR

DeAndre Hopkins

Arizona Cardinals

 127,039

NFL PRO BOWL MOST VOTES BY TEAM

TEAM

Pittsburgh Steelers

Kansas City Chiefs

Seattle Seahawks

Green Bay Packers

Buffalo Bills

AFC & NFC LEADING VOTE-GETTERS BY POSITION

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

POS.

CONF.

NAME, TEAM

VOTES

QB

AFC

Patrick Mahomes, Kansas City

143,355

DE

AFC

Myles Garrett, Cleveland

95,374

QB

NFC

Russell Wilson, Seattle

139,839

DE

NFC

Brian Burns, Carolina

50,054

RB

AFC

Derrick Henry, Tennessee

126,799

DT

AFC

Chris Jones, Kansas City

54,987

RB

NFC

Dalvin Cook, Minnesota

131,875

DT

NFC

Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams

83,143

FB

AFC

Andy Janovich, Cleveland

50,640

OLB

AFC

T.J. Watt, Pittsburgh

69,924

FB

NFC

Kyle Juszczyk, San Francisco

112,798

OLB

NFC

Khalil Mack, Chicago

47,689

WR

AFC

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo

109,537

ILB

AFC

Zach Cunningham, Houston

27,731

WR

NFC

DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona

127,039

ILB

NFC

Devin White, Tampa Bay

78,750

TE

AFC

Travis Kelce, Kansas City

127,868

CB

AFC

Marlon Humphrey, Baltimore

53,821

TE

NFC

T.J. Hockenson, Detroit

54,312

CB

NFC

Marshon Lattimore, New Orleans

31,053

T

AFC

Mekhi Becton, New York Jets

41,193

SS

AFC

Tyrann Mathieu, Kansas City

70,941

T

NFC

David Bakhtiari, Green Bay

82,172

SS

NFC

Budda Baker, Arizona

95,234

G

AFC

Joel Bitonio, Cleveland

58,977

FS

AFC

Justin Simmons, Denver

74,568

G

NFC

Alex Cappa, Tampa Bay

31,705

FS

NFC

Logan Ryan, New York Giants

42,722

C

AFC

David Andrews, New England

51,482

P

AFC

Braden Mann, New York Jets

26,248

C

NFC

Jason Kelce, Philadelphia

40,358

P

NFC

Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams

41,011

K

AFC

Rodrigo Blankenship, Indianapolis

44,865

ST

AFC

Chris Board, Baltimore

40,379

K

NFC

Younghoe Koo, Atlanta

75,673

ST

NFC

Nick Bellore, Seattle

43,906

RS

AFC

Andre Roberts, Buffalo

50,847

LS

AFC

Kameron Canaday, Pittsburgh

48,869

RS

NFC

Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago

79,010

LS

NFC

Hunter Bradley, Green Bay

45,837

*Vote totals through Wednesday, November 25 at 8:00 AM ET

Chiefs’ Reid on Mahomes: ‘We are blessed he’s going to be our quarterback for years to come’

Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes is a rich man. Kansas City and Mahomes agreed to a contract extension, the team announced on Monday.

According to his agent Leigh Steinberg, it’s a 10-year extension worth $503 Million. He gets $477M in guarantee mechanisms and ability to have outs if guarantee mechanisms aren’t exercised. Mahomes also has a no-trade clause. It is the richest contract in American sports history.

The 2018 league MVP has security, and the Chiefs have their quarterback signed for the next decade and beyond. Maybe Mahomes could have waited and probably got a bigger deal after this season, but you can’t argue with him taking the money now.  

Back in April, Kansas City picked up Mahomes’ fifth-year option, which put him under contract for the next two seasons at $27.6 million. With this extension, Mahomes will be under contract until 2032. 

“I’ve had the privilege of coaching a lot of incredible athletes and special people in my career, and Patrick is without question on that list of players.” Chiefs Head Coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “The best part is he’s still early in his career. He’s a natural leader and always grinding, whether that’s on the field, in the weight room, or watching film; he wants to be the best. He’s a competitor, and his teammates feed off his energy. He makes us all better as an organization, and we are blessed he’s going to be our quarterback for years to come.”

The Super Bowl LIV MVP is the best quarterback in football, and last season, he threw for 4031 yards and 26 touchdowns. More importantly, the 24-year-old Mahomes led the Chiefs to their second Super Bowl victory in franchise history.  

Super Bowl LIV was the most live-streamed Super Bowl in history

South Beach brought the heat as an average audience of 102.1 million tuned in for FOX Sports’ ninth Super Bowl presentation as the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the San Francisco 49ers (31-20) in Super Bowl LIV at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.

The FOX broadcast network, including connected TV platforms, drew an average audience of 99.9 million viewership peaking at 103.5 million in the exciting conclusion to the NFL’s 100th season.

Key highlights are below:

 SUPER BOWL LIV ON FOX

  • Super Bowl LIV drew an average audience of 102.1 million across television (FOX and FOX Deportes) and digital (FOX, NFL, Verizon, Chiefs and 49ers properties)

  • 148.5 million viewers watched all or part of Super Bowl LIV

  • Super Bowl LIV drew an average audience of 99.9 million on the FOX broadcast network, up +1% over last year and the first year-over-year increase for the Super Bowl since 2015

  • FOX’s average audience represents the 10th most-watched Super Bowl ever, the 11th most-watched U.S. telecast ever and the fourth most-watched program in FOX history

  • Sunday’s game peaked at 103.5 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network during the 9:45-10:00 PM ET window as the Chiefs completed their historic comeback

  • Super Bowl LIV powered FOX to an easy win across all networks in prime time, and the 41.6/69 household rating/share is the highest-rated telecast of the broadcast season

  • Kansas City posted a 55.7/89 rating/share, the market’s best Super Bowl rating since 2014

  • San Francisco posted a 48.6/83 rating/share, the market’s best for a Super Bowl since 2016

PREGAME

  • The FOX SUPER BOWL SUNDAY pregame show averaged 21.6 million viewers for its four and a half hours of programming on the FOX broadcast network from 2:00-6:41 PM ET, up +26% vs. last year’s comparable pregame coverage and the most-watched Super Bowl pregame since 2016

  • FOX SUPER BOWL KICKOFF pulled in an average audience of 4.5 million from 1:00-2:00 PM ET on the FOX broadcast network

  • FOX Sports Super Bowl LIV coverage began with SKIP & SHANNON: UNDISPUTED SUPER BOWL SPECIAL, which attracted an average audience of 1.3 million on the FOX broadcast network from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET, the show’s second most-watched telecast ever

  • The Presidential interview, which aired in the pregame show during the 3:30-3:45 PM ET window, drew 10.3 million viewers on the FOX broadcast network

 

HALFTIME

  • The Pepsi Super Bowl LIV Halftime Show, featuring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, drew 104.1 million average viewers on the FOX broadcast network and FOX Deportes combined

 

DIGITAL

  • Super Bowl LIV is the most live-streamed Super Bowl in history, delivering an average minute audience of 3.4 million, up +30% over last year (vs. 2.6 million) and up +103% over FOX’s last Super Bowl stream in 2017 (vs. 1.7 million), according to Adobe Analytics

  • The Super Bowl LIV live streaming audience includes consumption across FOXSports.com, the FOX Sports app, FOXDeportes.com, the FOX Deportes app, the FOX NOW app, NFL digital properties including the NFL app, the NFL Fantasy mobile app, NFL.com, the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers mobile properties and Verizon Media digital properties including the Yahoo Sports mobile app.

  • Super Bowl LIV was the single most talked-about U.S. television program since Super Bowl LII, generating 43.9 million interactions, up +36% over last year

  • Twitter conversation peaked at the end of the halftime show with 144,000 tweets at 8:26 PM ET

FOX DEPORTES

  • An average audience of 757,000 watched the game in Spanish on FOX Deportes’ linear channel, including connected TV devices, setting the record for the most-watched Super Bowl game in Spanish-language television history

  • FOX Deportes eclipsed its own record of 654,000 set in 2017 by +16%

  • FOX Deportes now holds the three highest-rated Spanish-language telecasts in Super Bowl history

Mahomes becomes the youngest quarterback to win Super Bowl MVP

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes was voted the winner of the Pete Rozelle Trophy, awarded to the Super Bowl LIV Most Valuable Player.

Mahomes led Kansas City back from a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit, tied for the second-largest comeback in Super Bowl history. The Chiefs became the first team to record three comebacks of at least 10 points in a single postseason in NFL history.

This is the 30th time that a quarterback has won the award and at 24 years and 138 days old, Mahomes is the youngest quarterback and third-youngest player to win the Super Bowl MVP award.

The youngest players to win Super Bowl MVP:

PLAYER

TEAM

SUPER BOWL

AGE

Marcus AllenHOF

L.A. Raiders

XVIII

23 years, 302 days

Lynn SwannHOF

Pittsburgh

X

23 years, 317 days

Patrick Mahomes

Kansas City

LIV

24 years, 138 days

Mahomes completed 26 of 42 passes for 286 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for 29 yards and a touchdown.