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What To Look For – Week 3

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AFC & NFC Players of the Week — Week 2

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Week 3 NFL Capsules

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Week That Was – Week 2

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Week 3 NFL Preview

Two games down. Fourteen more to go.

Seven teams are off to strong starts at 2-0: Arizona, Buffalo, Carolina, Cincinnati, Denver, Houston and Philadelphia.

“It feels good to be 2-0,” says Bills running back FRED JACKSON. “We’re excited about being 2-0 but we just have to keep coming to work. It’s a great start but it’s just a start. We know we have to keep coming to work and that there will be more tests throughout the season. But as long as guys keep making plays, we like our chances.”

The chances of making the playoffs after a 2-0 start are good but far from a sure thing. Since 1990, when the current playoff format was adopted, 124 of the 196 teams (63.3 percent) to start 2-0 have qualified for the postseason.

However, with 14 games remaining, there’s plenty of time to turn things around. Since realignment in 2002, nearly 60 percent of the playoff teams (59.7 percent, 86 of 144) started the season at either 1-1 or 0-2. That includes five of the eight division champions from last year: Carolina (NFC South), Cincinnati (AFC North), Green Bay (NFC North), Indianapolis (AFC South) and Philadelphia (NFC East).

“It’s hard to win every week in this league,” says Chicago quarterback JAY CUTLER, who threw four touchdown passes as the 1-1 Bears overcame a 17-point deficit to win at San Francisco. “But we really can’t dwell on this win. There’s a lot of football left, so we just have to keep building on this and get better and better each week.”

The Bears are one of three teams to win a game this season after trailing by at least 17 points (Philadelphia in Week 1, Green Bay in Week 2). That’s the unpredictability of the NFL. And, since 1990, at least four clubs have made the playoffs each season that were not in the postseason the previous year. Will that streak continue in 2014?

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Thursday Night Football Preview & Game Capsule — Week 3

Week 3 begins on Thursday night (CBS/NFLN, 8:25 PM ET) with the ATLANTA FALCONS (1-1) hosting the TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-2) in an NFC South matchup.

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Seven From Sunday – Week 2

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, September 14, the second week of the 2014 season.

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Officiating Video

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.

Windows

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2014/Video3/Officiating_Media_Video_09-12-14.wmv

Mac/Mobile

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2014/Video3/Officiating_Media_Video_09-12-14.mp4

The video reviews plays from Week 1.  It may not be posted on your website, but if you are interested in tweeting the link to the video from www.nflcommunications.com, feel free to do so.

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

Week 2 Tweets of the Week

The following release includes the “Tweets of the Week” from the @NFLFootballInfo, @NFLHistory and @RLiuNFL Twitter feeds.

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Fifty-Five NFL Regional/Super Regional Combine Participants on NFL Rosters

On Kickoff Weekend, 20 players who participated in an NFL Regional Combine and/or NFL Super Regional Combine held 53-man roster positions. Eighteen of the 20 participants on active rosters saw game action in their team’s season opener. An additional 28 NFL Regional Combine participants served on clubs’ practice squads, while seven were on teams’ reserve lists.

The 55 total NFL Regional Combine and/or NFL Super Regional Combine participants on NFL rosters is the most at the start of the NFL season in the history of the program, up from 46 in 2013.

Since the program’s inception in 2012, 120 players who have participated in an NFL Regional Combine and/or NFL Super Regional Combine have appeared on NFL rosters.

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