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Lamar Jackson Leads Pro Bowl Voting

Nov 21, 2019 8:48 AM

Lamar Jackson is the leading candidate to be named the NFL's Most Valuable Player and he also leads the league in Pro Bowl voting.

The Baltimore Ravens quarterback leads all players in fan voting with 146,171 votes.

The voting extends through Dec. 12

Patrick Mahomes is in second with 116,325 votes, while Russell Wilson (115,370) sits third.


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Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson Emerge As Heavy NFL MVP Favorites

Nov 12, 2019 9:55 PM

The 2019 NFL MVP chase appears to be a two-horse race between Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson with each of their odds improving in Week 10.

Last week, had Wilson as the MVP favorite with 2/1, or +200, odds. Wilson started the season with 16/1 odds.

Jackson had 7/2, or +350, odds before his perfect-rating game Sunday, and his odds have improved as well. Jackson started the year with 30/1 odds.

MVP Odds
Russell Wilson +175
Lamar Jackson +250
Deshaun Watson +600
Aaron Rodgers +900
Christian McCaffrey +900
Patrick Mahomes +1400
Tom Brady +2000
Drew Brees +2500
Jimmy Garoppolo +2500
Dak Prescott +3300
Kirk Cousins +3300

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Patrick Mahomes Favored To Repeat As NFL MVP

Jun 26, 2019 10:12 AM

Patrick Mahomes is favored to repeat the NFL's MVP, per the Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

Mahomes leads the pack with 4-1 odds.

The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is followed 13 quarterbacks:

Aaron Rodgers - 8/1

Andrew Luck - 8/1

Carson Wentz - 10/1

Drew Brees - 10/1

Tom Brady - 12/1

Philip Rivers - 14/1

Russell Wilson - 14/1

Ben Roethlisberger - 25/1

Matt Ryan - 25/1

Baker Mayfield - 25/1

Jared Goff - 60/1

Cam Newton - 60/1

Matthew Stafford - 80/1

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Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins Given Best Rookie Of The Year Odds

Apr 29, 2019 12:05 PM

2019 Offensive Rookie of the Year odds have been posted by following last week's draft, not surprisingly headlined by Kyler Murray.

Kyler Murray 5/2 (+250)
Dwayne Haskins 7/1 (+700)
Josh Jacobs 9/1 (+900)
Marquise Brown 10/1 (+1000)
Mecole Hardman 10/1 (+1000)
Drew Lock 12/1 (+1200)
T.J. Hockenson 12/1 (+1200)
Deebo Samuel 16/1 (+1600)
N'Keal Harry 16/1 (+1600)
Daniel Jones 18/1 (+1800)
A.J. Brown 20/1 (+2000)
D.K. Metcalf 20/1 (+2000)
Noah Fant 20/1 (+2000)
Parris Campbell 20/1 (+2000)
JJ Arcega-Whiteside 25/1 (+2500)
Damien Harris 33/1 (+3300)
Darrell Henderson 33/1 (+3300)
Irv Smith Jr. 33/1 (+3300)
Will Grier 50/1 (+5000)

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Julian Edelman Named Super Bowl LIII MVP

Feb 4, 2019 8:31 AM

Julian Edelman, who opened the season with a four-game suspension, was named MVP of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night.

Edelman had 10 catches for 141 yards in the New England Patriots' 13-3 victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

It was the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time.

"[It's] pretty surreal. Tough times don't last. Tough people do," Edelman said. "I preach that. ... I have to try to live to that."

Edelman is the seventh wide receiver to earn Super Bowl MVP honors and the first since Santonio Holmes in Super Bowl XLIII.

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Patrick Mahomes Named 2018 NFL MVP

Feb 3, 2019 11:33 AM

Patrick Mahomes has been named the NFL's Most Valuable Player for the 2018 season.

Mahomes received 41 votes while Drew Brees received nine.

"I'm so humbled," Mahomes said. "This is just the beginning. We've got a long ways to go."

Mahomes is the fourth youngest MVP in NFL history.


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Aaron Donald, Patrick Mahomes Headline 2018 AP All-Pro Teams

Jan 4, 2019 5:55 PM

Aaron Donald and Patrick Mahomes headline the 2018 AP All-Pro teams.

Donald was the only unanimous choice.

“That’s surreal,” Donald said. “It’s a blessing. Wow! You see the hard work pay off.

“A lot of credit to my teammates and my coaches for pushing me and helping me.”

Mahomes drew 45 votes at quarterback and was joined by teammates Travis Kelce at tight end, Tyreek Hill as the flex player and Mitchell Schwartz at right tackle.

QB: Patrick Mahomes, Chiefs
RB: Todd Gurley, Rams
Flex: Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
WR: Michael Thomas, Saints
WR: DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
LT: David Bakhtiari, Packers
RT: Mitchell Schwartz, Chiefs
LG: Quenton Nelson, Colts
RG: Zack Martin, Cowboys
C: Jason Kelce

DE: J.J. Watt, Texans
DE: Khalil Mack, Bears
DL: Aaron Donald, Rams
DL: Fletcher Cox, Eagles
LB: Luke Kuechly, Panthers
LB: Bobby Wagner, Seahawks
LB: Darius Leonard, Colts
CB: Kyle Fuller, Bears
CB: Stephon Gilmore, Patriots
S: Eddie Jackson, Bears
S: Derwin James, Chargers
DB: Desmond King, Chargers

Special Teams
PK: Justin Tucker, Ravens
P: Michael Dickson, Seahawks
KR: Andre Roberts, Jets
PR: Tarik Cohen, Bears
ST: Adrian Phillips, Chargers


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NFL Releases 2019 Pro Bowl Rosters

Dec 18, 2018 8:10 PM

The NFL has released its 2019 Pro Bowl rosters, headlined by Patrick Mahomes.

AFC Pro Bowl Roster By Position


Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins*, Houston Texans; Tyreek Hill*, Kansas City Chiefs; Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers; Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Tackle: Taylor Lewan*, Tennessee Titans; Alejandro Villanueva*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Eric Fisher, Kansas City Chiefs

Guard: David DeCastro*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Marshal Yanda*, Baltimore Ravens; Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis Colts

Center: Maurkice Pouncey*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Mike Pouncey, Los Angeles Chargers

Tight end: Travis Kelce*, Kansas City Chiefs; Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

Quarterback: Patrick Mahomes*, Kansas City Chiefs; Philip Rivers, Los Angeles Chargers; Tom Brady, New England Patriots

Running back: James Conner*, Pittsburgh Steelers; Melvin Gordon, Los Angeles Chargers; Phillip Lindsay, Denver Broncos

Fullback: Anthony Sherman*, Kansas City Chiefs


Defensive end: J.J. Watt*, Houston Texans; Myles Garrett*, Cleveland Browns; Melvin Ingram, Los Angeles Chargers

Interior lineman: Geno Atkins*, Cincinnati Bengals; Jurrell Casey*, Tennessee Titans; Cameron Heyward, Pittsburgh Steelers

Outside linebacker: Von Miller*, Denver Broncos; Jadeveon Clowney*, Houston Texans; Dee Ford, Kansas City Chiefs

Inside linebacker: C.J. Mosley*, Baltimore Ravens; Benardrick McKinney, Houston Texans

Cornerback: Xavien Howard*, Miami Dolphins; Jalen Ramsey*, Jacksonville Jaguars; Stephon Gilmore, New England Patriots; Denzel Ward, Cleveland Browns

Free safety: Derwin James*, Los Angeles Chargers; Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

Strong safety: Jamal Adams*, New York Jets


Kicker: Jason Myers*, New York Jets

Long snapper: To be named by coach.

Punter: Brett Kern*, Tennessee Titans

Return specialist: Andre Roberts*, New York Jets

Special teamer: Adrian Phillips*, Los Angeles Chargers



Wide receiver: Julio Jones*, Atlanta Falcons; Michael Thomas*, New Orleans Saints; Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings; Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Tackle: Tyron Smith*, Dallas Cowboys; Terron Armstead*, New Orleans Saints; Trent Williams, Washington Redskins

Guard: Zack Martin*, Dallas Cowboys; Brandon Brooks*, Philadelphia Eagles; Trai Turner, Carolina Panthers

Center: Alex Mack*, Atlanta Falcons; Max Unger, New Orleans Saints

Tight end: Zach Ertz*, Philadelphia Eagles; George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Quarterback: Drew Brees*, New Orleans Saints; Jared Goff, Los Angeles Rams; Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

Running back: Todd Gurley*, Los Angeles Rams; Saquon Barkley, New York Giants; Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Fullback: Kyle Juszczyk*, San Francisco 49ers


Defensive end: Cameron Jordan*, New Orleans Saints; DeMarcus Lawrence*, Dallas Cowboys; Danielle Hunter, Minnesota Vikings

Interior lineman: Aaron Donald*, Los Angeles Rams; Fletcher Cox*, Philadelphia Eagles; Akiem Hicks, Chicago Bears

Outside linebacker: Khalil Mack*, Chicago Bears; Ryan Kerrigan*, Washington Redskins; Anthony Barr, Minnesota Vikings

Inside linebacker: Luke Kuechly*, Carolina Panthers; Bobby Wagner, Seattle Seahawks

Cornerback: Kyle Fuller*, Chicago Bears; Patrick Peterson*, Arizona Cardinals; Darius Slay, Detroit Lions, Byron Jones, Dallas Cowboys

Free safety: Eddie Jackson*, Chicago Bears; Harrison Smith, Minnesota Vikings

Strong safety: Landon Collins*, New York Giants


Kicker: Aldrick Rosas*, New York Giants

Long snapper: To be named by coach

Punter: Michael Dickson*, Seattle Seahawks

Return specialist: Tarik Cohen*, Chicago Bears

Special teamer: Cory Littleton*, Los Angeles Rams


Baltimore Ravens (3): ILB C.J. Mosley*, FS Eric Weddle, G Marshal Yanda*

Cincinnati Bengals (1): DT Geno Atkins*

Cleveland Browns (2): DE Myles Garrett*, CB Denzel Ward

Denver Broncos (2): RB Phillip Lindsay, OLB Von Miller*

Houston Texans (4): OLB Jadeveon Clowney*, WR DeAndre Hopkins*, ILB Benardrick McKinney, DE J.J. Watt*

Indianapolis Colts (2): TE Eric Ebron, G Quenton Nelson

Jacksonville Jaguars (1): CB Jalen Ramsey*

Kansas City Chiefs (6): OT Eric Fisher, OLB Dee Ford, WR Tyreek Hill*, TE Travis Kelce*, QB Patrick Mahomes*, FB Anthony Sherman*

Los Angeles Chargers (7): WR Keenan Allen, RB Melvin Gordon, DE Melvin Ingram, FS Derwin James*, ST Adrian Phillips*, C Mike Pouncey, QB Philip Rivers

Miami Dolphins (1): CB Xavien Howard*

New England Patriots (2): QB Tom Brady, CB Stephon Gilmore

New York Jets (3): SS Jamal Adams*, K Jason Myers*, RS Andre Roberts*

Pittsburgh Steelers (6): WR Antonio Brown, RB James Conner*, G David DeCastro*, DT Cameron Heyward, C Maurkice Pouncey*, OT Alejandro Villanueva*

Tennessee Titans (3): DT Jurrell Casey*, P Brett Kern*, OT Taylor Lewan*


Arizona Cardinals (1): CB Patrick Peterson*

Atlanta Falcons (2): WR Julio Jones*, C Alex Mack*

Carolina Panthers (2): ILB Luke Kuechly*, G Trai Turner

Chicago Bears (5): RS Tarik Cohen*, CB Kyle Fuller*, DT Akiem Hicks, FS Eddie Jackson*, OLB Khalil Mack*

Dallas Cowboys (5): RB Ezekiel Elliott, CB Byron Jones, DE DeMarcus Lawrence*, G Zack Martin*, OT Tyron Smith*

Detroit Lions (1): CB Darius Slay

Green Bay Packers (2): WR Davante Adams, QB Aaron Rodgers

Los Angeles Rams (4): DT Aaron Donald*, QB Jared Goff, RB Todd Gurley*, ST Cory Littleton*

Minnesota Vikings (4): OLB Anthony Barr, DE Danielle Hunter, FS Harrison Smith, WR Adam Thielen

New Orleans Saints (5): OT Terron Armstead*, QB Drew Brees*, DE Jordan Cameron*, WR Michael Thomas*, C Max Unger

New York Giants (3): RB Saquon Barkley, SS Landon Collins*, K Aldrick Rosas*

Philadelphia Eagles (3): G Brandon Brooks*, DT Fletcher Cox*, TE Zach Ertz*

San Francisco 49ers (2): FB Kyle Juszczyk*, TE George Kittle

Seattle Seahawks (2): P Michael Dickson*, ILB Bobby Wagner

Washington Redskins (2): OLB Ryan Kerrigan*, OT Trent Williams

* Indicates starter

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NFL Announces 32 Nominees For 2018 Walter Payton Man Of The Year Award

Dec 6, 2018 9:11 AM

The NFL has announced the 32 nominees for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

"The Man of the Year Award gives us the opportunity to acknowledge 32 exemplary players whose commitment to excellence extends on and off the field," said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. "This year's nominees have used their platforms to transform communities across the country. We are proud of their work and celebrate their dedication and impact through this award."

Below is the list of the 2018 nominees:

Arizona Cardinals S Antoine Bethea

Atlanta Falcons DT Grady Jarrett

Baltimore Ravens CB Brandon Carr

Buffalo Bills LB Lorenzo Alexander

Carolina Panthers DE Julius Peppers

Chicago Bears TE Trey Burton

Cincinnati Bengals DE Carlos Dunlap

Cleveland Browns LB Christian Kirksey

Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott

Denver Broncos LB Von Miller

Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford

Green Bay Packers NT Kenny Clark

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus

Indianapolis Colts DE Jabaal Sheard

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Blake Bortles

Kansas City Chiefs P Dustin Colquitt

Los Angeles Chargers DT Corey Liuget

Los Angeles Rams OT Andrew Whitworth

Miami Dolphins WR Kenny Stills

Minnesota Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph

New England Patriots S Devin McCourty

New Orleans Saints RB Mark Ingram

New York Giants S Michael Thomas

New York Jets OT Kelvin Beachum

Oakland Raiders RB Marshawn Lynch

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long

Pittsburgh Steelers DE Cameron Heyward

San Francisco 49ers K Robbie Gould

Seattle Seahawks LB K.J. Wright

Tampa Bay Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy

Tennessee Titans DT Jurrell Casey

Washington TE Vernon Davis

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Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez, Ed Reed Headline HOF Semifinalists

Nov 21, 2018 10:03 AM

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has unveiled their 25 modern-era semifinalists for the Class of 2019.

Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed headline the list.

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Steelers Plan To 'Simplify' Defensive Game Plan
The Steelers plan to simplify their defensive game plan after giving up 42 points to the Chiefs in Week 2.

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Steelers Plan On Rejecting Trade Interest In Martavis Bryant
Martavis Bryant wanted to be traded early in the 2017 season but his production increased in the second half.

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Tom Brady Wins Third MVP Of Career
Tom Brady received 40 of 50 votes with Todd Gurley and Carson Wentz taking eight and two votes respectively.

2017 All-Pro Team: Rams Lead With Six Selections
Todd Gurley and Aaron Donald headline the 2017 All-Pro Team.

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Steelers, Eagles, Saints Lead NFL In Pro Bowlers (Full Rosters)
The Steelers led the entire NFL in Pro bowl selections with eight.

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Michael Bennett, Alex Smith Headline 2017 Walter Payton Award Nominees
The NFL has released their list of nominees for the 2017 Walter Payton Man of the Year award.

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Case Keenum Named NFC Offensive Player Of The Month
Case Keenum led the Vikings to a 3-0 record to go with seven touchdowns and two interceptions.

Matt Ryan Becomes Fastest To 40,000 Passing Yards
Matt Ryan threw for 215 yards as the Falcons defeated the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon, allowing him to become the fastest player in NFL history to surpass 40,000 passing yards.

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Colin Kaepernick Named NFLPA Week 1 Community MVP
Colin Kaepernick is still represented by the players union even though he is not currently employed by an NFL team.

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Matt Ryan Beats Out Tom Brady To Win 2016 NFL MVP
Matt Ryan received 25 votes for MVP while Tom Brady finished second with 10.

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Tomlinson, Warner, Terrell Davis, Jerry Jones Headline HOF Class
LaDainian Tomlinson and Jason Taylor were the only players in this class who are first-ballot selections.

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Dak Prescott Beats Out Ezekiel Elliott To Win Offensive Rookie Honors
Dak Prescott received 28 votes compared to 21 for Ezekiel Elliott.


Joey Bosa Named Defensive Rookie Player Of The Year
Joey Bosa had 12.5 sacks despite missing the first four games due to a holdout.


Khalil Mack Wins AP Defensive Player Of The Year By One Vote
Khalil Mack had 11 sacks, took part in 73 tackles, forced five fumbles and recovered three, and even had an interception for a touchdown.

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Matt Ryan Named 2016 AP Offensive Player Of The Year
Matt Ryan drew 15 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members, beating out Aaron Rodgers.


Matt Ryan Headlines 2016 AP All-Pro Team
The 2016 AP All-Pro Team features three rookies and 17 first-time selections.


Doug Baldwin Unconcerned With Contract Status
Doug Baldwin had a breakout 2015, catching 78 balls for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns.

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Cam Newton Nearly Unanimous As NFL MVP
Cam Newton received 48 votes while Tom Brady and Carson Palmer each received one vote.

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Ron Rivera Named Coach Of The Year
Ron Rivera has been named Coach of the Year for the second time in three seasons.

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Cam Newton Wins Offensive Player Of The Year
Cam Newton had 35 passing touchdowns and an additional 10 rushing while throwing for 3,847 yards.