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SCORING REACHED RECORD HIGHS IN 2014

Nine teams scored at least 400 points in 2014 – Green Bay (486), Denver (482), Philadelphia (474), New England (468), Dallas (467), Indianapolis (458), Pittsburgh (436), Baltimore (409) and New Orleans (401) – tying the 2009 and 2012 seasons for the second-most all-time. Those nine teams combined for a .674 winning percentage, and seven qualified for the playoffs.

A record 807 touchdown passes were also recorded in 2014, surpassing the league-wide record of 804, which occurred in 2013.

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Statement from Commissioner Goodell

Statement from Commissioner Roger Goodell

We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today’s decision. We will appeal today’s ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner’s responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end. While the legal phase of this process continues, we look forward to focusing on football and the opening of the regular season.

Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Attracts Record 134 Training Camp Participants

– Program Includes 47 Former NFL Players –

A record 134 minority coaches took part in this summer’s BILL WALSH NFL MINORITY COACHING FELLOWSHIP, the NFL announced today.

In 2015, the program included its first-ever female participant, DR. JEN WELTER, who was one of seven coaching interns hired by the Arizona Cardinals for training camp.

Steelers head coach MIKE TOMLIN, who became the youngest head coach (36) in NFL history to win a Super Bowl when he led Pittsburgh to a victory in Super Bowl XLIII, is one of 61 full-time coaches on NFL staffs in 2015 who previously participated in the fellowship program. Tomlin interned with the Cleveland Browns in the summer of 2000 when he was the defensive backs coach at the University of Cincinnati.

“I learned so much from being able to participate in the Bill Walsh NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship,” says Tomlin. “At the time, I was a young college coach, and I was given the opportunity to attend training camp and learn from NFL coaches. It was special. The fellowship gave me my first exposure to coaching in the NFL, and it solidified my dedication to wanting to become a coach in the National Football League.”

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‘America’s Game: 2014 Patriots’ Premieres Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00 PM ET on NFL Network

TE Rob Gronkowski, WR Julian Edelman & DB Devin McCourty Interviewed

Actor Chris Evans Narrates

September 2, 2015: Following a 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football, the New England Patriots fell to 2-2 on the year and caused many to raise doubts about the team, their quarterback and their aspirations for the 2014 season. Yet with a simple mindset – “on to Cincinnati” – the Patriots would win 13 of their remaining 15 games, defeat the defending Super Bowl-champion Seattle Seahawks and bring a fourth Lombardi Trophy to Foxboro.

America’s Game: 2014 Patriots debuts on Tuesday, September 8 at 10:00 PM ET, two nights before the Patriots kick off the 2015 regular season at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. For the show, tight end Rob Gronkowski, wide receiver Julian Edelman and defensive back Devin McCourty tell the story of the 2014 Patriots in their own words. Additionally, the hour-long special features wired sound from the Patriots’ games throughout the season and footage from team practices in Arizona leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, offering an all-access look at the Super Bowl champions.

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Live Doubleheader Highlights Week 4 Preseason Coverage on NFL Network

Week 4 Live Doubleheader Thursday, September 3 –

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets at 7:00 PM ET

San Diego Chargers vs. San Francisco 49ers at 10:00 PM ET

Final Free Preseason Edition of ‘NFL RedZone’ Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM ET

It’s time to get ‘Back to Football’ and NFL Network remains the go-to destination to do so, with a live doubleheader of Week 4 preseason games, re-airs of every Week 4 preseason game and the final free preseason edition of NFL RedZone.

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Preseason Concludes With Two National TV Games And Final Roster Cuts

All 32 teams in action on Thursday

Eagles at Jets and Chargers at 49ers will air live on NFL Network

Final roster cut-down to 53 players set for Saturday at 4 PM ET

It’s the final week of the preseason and young players around the league know this is their time to shine.

With final NFL roster cuts to 53 players looming this Saturday, this week’s games are a last chance for many players to make the roster.

“The fourth preseason game gives players one more opportunity to prove they belong on the team,” says Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach LOVIE SMITH. “Show us what you have. This is a big week.”

For many of these players, they know this is their last opportunity to make the final 53.

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PRIMETIME SUPER BOWL OPENING NIGHT FUELED BY GATORADE TO BE HELD AT SAP CENTER AT SAN JOSE

The NFL will kick off Super Bowl 50 festivities in the San Francisco Bay Area by hosting participating teams in primetime at Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade on Monday, February 1, 2016 at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., the NFL announced today.

Super Bowl Opening Night is a shift from the traditional Media Day held on Tuesday morning. This will be the first time the players and coaches address the media while in the Bay Area. The event will begin at 5:00 p.m. PT with interviews from approximately 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. PT and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. PT. on Monday.

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Officiating Video – Preseason Week 2

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

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

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The video reviews and explains plays from Week 2 of the preseason, including a review of rules related to the quarterback on an option play.

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

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

“Together We Make Football” Contest Asks Fans To Share How Football Inspires Them

National Campaign to Culminate in NFL Films Special and

Once-In-A-Lifetime Trip to Super Bowl 50

 The National Football League and NBC launched today a new season of TOGETHER WE MAKE FOOTBALL, an invitation to anyone inspired by the game of football – whether as a player at any level or a fan – to share their story for a chance to win a trip to Super Bowl 50.

The campaign will unfold weekly throughout the NFL season, beginning September 11, with segments airing Fridays on TODAY and culminating in a nationally televised NFL Films special on NBC on Divisional Playoffs Weekend.

Fans may visit TODAY.COM/TWMF now and share a video or photo with a description detailing how football inspires them. Stories submitted through Monday, November 2 will be entered into the contest that will produce a winner of a trip to Super Bowl 50 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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2015-2016 National Football League Important Dates

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