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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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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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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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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.

Windows

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2015/Video2/Officiating_Media_Video_08-28-15.wmv

Mac/Mobile

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2015/Video2/Officiating_Media_Video_08-28-15.mp4

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.

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Five National TV Games Highlight Week 3 Of NFL Preseason

Week 3 of the NFL preseason features five games on national television.

The action starts on Friday night when the Jacksonville Jaguars host the Detroit Lions (8:00 PM ET, CBS).

On Saturday, the Pittsburgh Steelers will visit the Buffalo Bills at 4:00 PM ET on NFL Network. That night, the San Diego Chargers will host the Seattle Seahawks at 8:00 PM ET on CBS.

The week concludes with back-to-back nationally-televised games on Sunday as the Houston Texans visit the New Orleans Saints (4:00 PM ET, FOX) and the Arizona Cardinals travel to face the Oakland Raiders (8:00 PM ET, NBC).

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Officiating Video – Preseason Week 1

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/2015/Video1/Officiating_Media_Video_08-21-15.wmv

Mac/Mobile

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Media/2015/Video1/Officiating_Media_Video_08-21-15.mp4

The video reviews and explains the new medical timeout procedures as well as key 2015 points of emphasis.

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.

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Week 2 Of NFL Preseason Features Six National TV Games

– NFL To Experiment With Eighth Official This Week –

Football is back. All 32 teams have played at least one game. Now it’s on to Week 2 of the preseason with Kickoff Weekend rapidly approaching.

“It felt great to be out on the field competing against an opponent for the first time this year,” says Miami Dolphins quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL, who led an 85-yard drive and threw a touchdown pass in the team’s preseason opener at Chicago last week. “It’s definitely something we can build on and we want to be able to carry that moving forward.”

Six games will be featured on national TV, starting with the Buffalo Bills visiting the Cleveland Browns on Thursday night (8:00 PM ET, ESPN) and concluding with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers hosting the Cincinnati Bengals in primetime on Monday (8:00 PM ET, ESPN).

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We’re Back To Football! Full Slate Of Games With All 32 Teams In Action This Week

It’s time to get back to football!

“We’re looking forward to lining up against another team and playing in front of our fans,” says Arizona head coach BRUCE ARIANS, whose team will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.

All 32 NFL clubs will be in action this week.

The preseason kicked off on Sunday with the NFL/Hall of Fame Game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. The other 30 NFL teams will make their season debuts this week.

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Officiating Video – 2015 Rules Changes & Points of Emphasis

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/Officiating/2015/Videos/2015_Rules_Changes.wmv

Mac/Mobile

http://media02.nfl.info/NFL/Officiating/2015/Videos/2015_Rules_Changes.mp4

The video reviews the 2015 rule changes and points of emphasis.

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.

Michael Irvin & Jerry Rice Named 2016 Pro Bowl Legends Captains

Two Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receivers – MICHAEL IRVIN and JERRY RICE – will serve as NFL Legends captains for the 2016 Pro Bowl, the NFL announced today. Irvin and Rice return for the second time after being the winning captains during the previous two Pro Bowls.

The 2016 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 31, 2016 and televised live on ESPN from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Last season, Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver CRIS CARTER joined Irvin as a captain, with Team Irvin defeating Team Carter 32-28 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. Rice and Pro Football Hall of Fame cornerback DEION SANDERS served as captains during the 2014 Pro Bowl, with Team Rice defeating Team Sanders 22-21 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

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