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It’s no secret that Americans love their football and the television ratings for the NFL can certainly back that up. According to the statistics this year, the top dozen shows of the fall season so far have been NFL contests. The Seattle Seahawks vs Dallas Cowboys matchup drew the most viewers with 29.4 million of them on November 1st. Even more amazing is the fact that 26 of the nation’s top 27 shows were all NFL outings. The only program which wasn’t was the 13th-ranked Republican primary debate.
The 28th-ranked shows were the season debut episodes of The Big Bang Theory comedy series and the NCIS drama program. In general, the only other non-NFL show to make it into the top 30 during the fall is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, which is of course soon followed by an NFL football game in the afternoon. Overall, so far in the calendar year 2015, 45 of the top 50 programs were NFL matches. This includes the top 20 and each one of the 17 Sunday night football games was ranked the number one show in primetime for the week.
According to high school football player Kris Silbaugh, you don’t really need two hands to be a great receiver. The youngster, who was born without a left hand started playing pickup football with his buddies when he was just a kid and has now become one of the best ever at his high school. His first year of playing organized football came when he was 14 years old at Cambridge Springs high school in Pennsylvania. He made the varsity team even though he was just a freshman at the school.
Silbaugh said he was born with just a right hand due to a birth defect, but he’s never felt handicapped and has never let it stop him from enjoying his life. Silbaugh recently had his name entered in the record books at Cambridge Springs as he caught a 43-yard touchdown pass to improve his total receiving yards to 915. The record-breaking reception came in a 63-0 blowout against Saegertown High School of Pennsylvania. Silbaugh said he knew last year that he was getting close to the previous school record of 912 yards which was set I 1998, but then forgot all about it.
The NFL and the Jacksonville Jaguars recently announced that the Florida-based team will play at least one home game at Wembley Stadium in London, England up until the year 2020. The NFL International Series has been a big hit with sellout games at Wembley for the past few years and it will continue. The Jaguars currently have an agreement to play a home game at the famous stadium until next year and this will now be extended for several more years.
Running back Devonta Freeman of the Atlanta Falcons is taking the NFL by storm so far in the 2015 season. The 23-year-old fourth-round draft pick out of Florida State has set a couple of league records already after five weeks of action and the native of Baxley, Georgia has also helped the Falcons to get off to a perfect 5-0 record early in the season.
In week four, Freeman set a modern-day NFL record by becoming the first player to score three touchdowns in his each of first two league starts. The second-year player is also the first player in nine years to score three touchdowns in two consecutive contests. The last person to achieve the feat was LaDainian Tomlinson back in 2006. Freeman added another touchdown in week five and now has eight on the season to currently lead the league.
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- November 17th, 2015
NFL Games Dominate American TV Ratings
- November 17th, 2015
One-handed receiver sets High School Football Record
- October 26th, 2015
NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars commit to playing in England until 2020
- October 13th, 2015
Atlanta Falcons’ running back Devonta Freeman proving his worth
- September 28th, 2015
London pushing for NFL franchise
- September 14th, 2015
Several records smashed in 107-90 high school football game
- September 1st, 2015
English soccer striker Harry Kane wants to join NFL as kicker
- August 26th, 2015
Hall of Famer told NFL rookies to find fall guy in case of legal trouble
- July 27th, 2015
C.J. Wilson plans future return to NFL after two fingers blown off
- July 21st, 2015
Washington Redskins lose trademark appeal
- June 29th, 2015
NFL looking for temporary stadium in Los Angeles
- April 6th, 2015
NFL to hire first fulltime female official
- March 23rd, 2015
NFL’s Chris Borland to give back 75 per cent of signing bonus
- January 26th, 2015
Inmate attempts to sue NFL for $88 billion over reversed decision
- January 5th, 2015
10 new records set in Oregon vs FSU Rose Bowl game
- December 29th, 2014
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- December 16th, 2014
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- December 8th, 2014
Peyton Manning’s TD-passing streak ends at 51 games
- November 24th, 2014
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- November 24th, 2014
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