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NFL Power Poll - NFC South & West & AFC West Races Feature Key Matchups

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NFL Power Poll - Week 15

NFL Power Poll – NFC South & West and AFC West Races Feature Great Matchups

Teams of the Week - Falcons, Jaguars & Panthers

Players of Week
Offense - QB Blake Bortles - Jaguars
Defense - DT Aaron Donald - Rams

Rookie of Week - RB Kareem Hunt - Chiefs

Photo - QB Blake Bortles - Jaguars
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Game of Week #15 – New England Patriots (10-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2)
AFC Matchup with Home Field Advantage in Playoffs on the line

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 11-2 Eagles
Carson Wentz is gone for the year with ACL injury. Backup Nick Foles carries the load hoping for home field advantage.
#2 - 10-3 Patriots
Pats are playing for postseason home field advantage in the AFC.
#3 - 11-3 Steelers
Steelers’ clinched AFC North title. Go for home field thru playoffs vs Pats this week.
#4 - 10-3 Vikings
Vikes’ lost a tough matchup with Panthers. Look to clinch NFC North this week at home vs Bengals.
#5 - 9-4 Rams
Rams’ lost to the Eagles last week. Face the Seahawks in a huge NFC West matchup with first place in the balance.
#6 - 9-4 Saints
Saints’ had 10 days to recover from their loss to the Falcons. Look to get back on beam with Jets coming to town.
#7 - 9-4 Panthers
Panthers won a huge matchup with the Vikings. Host the Packers with the NFC South leadership on the line.
#8 - 8-5 Seahawks
Seahawks lost to the Jaguars in key contest. Host the Rams with their playoff hopes on the line.
#9 - 8-5 Falcons
Falcons are rested after huge win vs the Saints. Face Bucs on Monday night in another must win situation.
#10 - 9-4 Jaguars
Jaguars’ beat the Seahawks behind a strong performance by QB Blake Bortles that keeps Jaguars atop the AFC South.
#11 - 7-6 Ravens
Ravens came up short vs the Steelers. Soft schedule keeps them in good playoff scenario.
#12 - 7-6 Chiefs
Chiefs beat the rival Raiders in a huge AFC West game. Host the Chargers Saturday night with the division leadership in the balance.
#13 - 7-6 Chargers
Chargers toasted the Skins last week. Travel to KC for huge West matchup with the leadership on the line with 3 to play.
#14 - 8-5 Titans
Titans came up short vs the Cardinals. Face the 49ers in must win situation for wild card spot.
#15 - 7-6 Cowboys
Boys beat a battered Giant club. Travel to Oakland with both clubs hanging on for playoff hopes.
#16 - 7-6 Lions
Lions edged out the Bucs to stay alive. Host Bears in must win situation on Saturday night.
#17 - 7-6 Packers
Packers sneaked by those pesky Browns. Aaron Rodgers ready to return???
#18 - 7-6 Bills
Bills edged the weak Colts to stay alive. Sunday hosting the Dolphins with the loser home for the postseason.
#19 - 6-7 Cardinals
Cardinals won another big game vs the Titans. No room for mistakes with Skins next up.
#20 - 6-7 Dolphins
Dolphins came up big vs the Patriots. Travel to Buffalo for the next Snow Bowl.
#21 - 6-7 Raiders
Raiders were trashed by the Chiefs. Host the equally desperate Cowboys this Sunday.
#22 - 5-8 Redskins
Redskins were embarrassed again this time by the Chargers. Playing out the string at this point.
#23 - 5-8 Bengals
Bengals were smoked by the Bears. Major changes expected this offseason.
#24 - 4-9 Texans
Texans lost to the 49ers. Travel to Jacksonville playing for pride in a season lost to injuries.
#25 - 4-9 Bucs
Bucs host Falcons Monday night. Hope to spring the upside with little else to salvage from a very disappointing season.
#26 - 5-8 Jets
Jets failed to show up last week and were shutout by the Broncos.
#27 - 4-9 Broncos
Broncos finally won vs the Jets. Travel to Indy in an AFC battle of basement dwellers.
#28 - 4-9 Bears
The Bears toasted the Bengals. Look to spoil Lions’ playoff hopes with Saturday.
#29 - 3-10 49ers
49ers look like they have their QB in Jimmy Garoppolo. Host the Titans with 3 contenders on the schedule.
#30 - 3-10 Colts
Colts played the Bills tough. Host the Broncos for NFL Draft top five position in the balance.
#31 - 2-11 Giants
Eli Manning justifiably returned, but GMen came up short in big spots vs the Cowboys.
#32 - 0-13 Browns
Browns lost to the Packers in OT. Yes, three to go.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Eagles and Patriots Head Conferences

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NFL Power Poll - Week 13

NFL Power Poll – Contenders and Pretenders Separate over Final Five Games

Team of the Week - Rams

Offensive Player of Week
WR Julio Jones - Falcons
Defensive Player of Week
LB Alec Olgetree - Rams

Rookie of Week
RB Christian McCaffrey - Panthers

Photo – QB Eli Manning - Giants
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Game of Week #13 - Carolina Panthers (8-3) at New Orleans Saints (8-3)
NFC South Matchup with First Place on the line

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 10-1 Eagles
Eagles cruising for NFC home field advantage and opening bye.
#2 - 9-2 Patriots
Pats are again playing for postseason home field advantage in the AFC.
#3 - 9-2 Steelers
Steelers’ know how to win and hold a three game AFC North lead over the resurgence Ravens.
#4 - 9-2 Vikings
Vikes’ edged the Lions behind the clutch Case Keenum.
#5 - 8-3 Rams
Ram’s beat the hot Saints last week in a huge NFC matchup between divisional leaders.
#6 - 8-3 Saints
Saints’ lost to the Rams to end their winning streak. Host the Panthers with NFC South lead in the balance.
#7 - 8-3 Panthers
Panthers get by the pesky Jets with their eye on the game in New Orleans.
#8 - 7-4 Seahawks
Seahawks host the Eagles with NFC supremacy on the line.
#9 - 7-4 Falcons
Falcons are coming on at just the right time and still a threat for the NFC South leadership.
#10 - 7-4 Jaguars
Jaguars’ lost on a last minute FG, but still tied for the AFC South lead with the Titans.
#11 - 6-5 Ravens
Ravens defense continues to play very well. Host the Lions this Sunday in a must win situation for both clubs.
#12 - 6-5 Chiefs
Chiefs are collapsing with games on the line. Must regroup vs Jets this week.
#13 - 6-5 Lions
Lions lost a tough one to the Vikings on Thanksgiving. Huge trip to Baltimore this week.
#14 - 7-4 Titans
Titans continue to win. Host the Texans for an important South matchup to stay in contention.
#15 - 5-6 Chargers
Chargers pounded Dallas on Thanksgiving. Host Browns this week to continue a big push for the AFC West title.
#16 - 5-6 Cowboys
Boys were toasted by Chargers on Turkey day. Thursday night Skins matchup in a must win situation for both clubs.
#17 - 5-6 Packers
Packers pushed the Steelers, but came up short. Must win at home with the Bucs for any playoff hopes.
#18 - 5-6 Raiders
Raiders beat the collapsing Broncos last week. Host the pathetic Giants this Sunday
#19 - 6-5 Bills
Bills edged the falling Chiefs. Maybe last chance this Sunday hosting the Patriots.
#20 - 5-6 Redskins
Redskins beat the GMen on Thanksgiving. Face the hated Cowboys in a must win situation.
#21 - 5-6 Cardinals
Cardinals won a huge game vs the hot Jaguars. No room for mistakes with Rams coming to town.
#22 - 5-6 Bengals
Bengals beat the winless Browns. Host the Steelers on Monday night with pride on the line.
#23 - 4-7 Dolphins
Dolphins continue to fail in a big spot. Host the Broncos in a battle of two disappointing clubs.
#24 - 4-7 Texans
Texans lost to the Ravens in a critical AFC matchup. Travel to Nashville hoping to ruin the Titans postseason hopes.
#25 - 4-7 Bucs
Bucs playing out the string. Travel to Green Bay with both teams on the brink of elimination.
#26 - 4-7 Jets
Jets find ways to lose with recent failure vs the Panthers. Host the fading Chiefs this week.
#27 - 3-8 Broncos
Broncos lost their 7th straight game. Travel to Miami in AFC battle of basement dwellers.
#28 - 3-8 Bears
The Bears were toasted by the Eagles on the road. Look for victory with the 49ers coming to Chitown.
#29 - 3-8 Colts
Colts played the Titans tough. Face the Jaguars for South pride.
#30 - 2-9 Giants
Giants’ bench Eli Manning for Geno Smith. HAHA HAHA. What a joke season.
#31 - 1-10 49ers
49ers travel to Chicago with major NFL Draft implications on the outcome.
#32 - 0-11 Browns
Browns face the emerging Chargers in LA. Let the perfect winless season live.

NFL Power Poll – Thanksgiving Games Impact Playoff Races

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NFL Power Poll - Week 12

NFL Power Poll – Thanksgiving Games Impact Playoff Races

Team of the Week - Saints

Offensive Player of Week - QB Drew Brees - Saints
Defensive Player of Week - DE Yannick Ngakoue - Jaguars

Rookie of Week – RB D’Onta Foreman - Texans

Photo - QB Drew Brees - Saints
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Game of Week #12 - Minnesota Vikings (8-2) at Detroit Lions (6-4)
Thanksgiving Day NFC North Matchup

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 9-1 Eagles
Eagles pounded the overrated Cowboys last week.
#2 - 8-2 Patriots
Pats cruising in the soft AFC East.
#3 - 8-2 Steelers
Steelers’ bounced the Titans on Thursday night prepping for Packers this week.
#4 - 8-2 Vikings
Vikes jumped on the Rams behind the hot QB Case Keenun.
#5 - 8-2 Saints
Saints’ win their 8th straight game behind the gutting last heroics of QB Drew Brees.
#6 - 7-3 Rams
Ram’s host the streaking Saints this week in a huge NFC matchup between divisional leaders.
#7 - 6-4 Chiefs
Chiefs spit the bit vs the Giants. Must regroup vs Bills this week.
#8 - 7-3 Panthers
Panthers rested for their stretch run. Visit Jets this week.
#9 - 6-4 Seahawks
Seahawks lost a close game vs the Falcons. Feast on the lame 49ers this week.
#10 - 7-3 Jaguars
Jaguars’ tough defense carrying this club. Travel to Arizona to face the disappointing Cardinals.
#11 - 6-4 Lions
Lions edged out a victory vs the Bears. Host the Vikings on Thanksgiving for a huge matchup for NFC North supremacy.
#12 - 6-4 Falcons
Falcons beat the Seahawks in a terrific Monday night game. Host the Bucs in a key NFC South contest.
#13 - 6-4 Titans
Titans travel to Indy well rested for an important South matchup to stay in contention.
#14 - 5-5 Cowboys
Boys were toasted by Eagles last week after pounding by Falcons the prior week. Host the pesky Chargers on Turkey day in a must win situation.
#15 - 5-5 Ravens
Ravens defense is playing well. Host the Texans Monday night in a key AFC matchup.
#16 - 5-5 Packers
Packers were shut out by the Ravens. Travel to Pittsburgh with playoff hopes on the line.
#17 - 4-6 Raiders
Raiders were toasted in Mexico by the Patriots. Host collapsing Broncos this week.
#18 - 4-6 Redskins
Redskins lost a heartbreaker to Saints. Host the GMen on Thanksgiving in a must win situation.
#19 - 4-6 Chargers
Chargers smoked the Bills. Travel to Dallas on Thanksgiving in a must win situation for both clubs.
#20 - 5-5 Bills
Bills changed to rookie QB Nathan Peterman who threw 5 picks in first half before being yanked.
#21 - 4-6 Dolphins
Dolphins came up short again in a big spot vs the Bucs. Travel to New England in a huge must win situation.
#22 - 4-6 Texans
Texans beat the Cardinals. Travel to Baltimore in critical AFC matchup.
#23 - 4-6 Bucs
Bucs beat the Dolphins for two in a row. Travel to Atlanta with their slim playoff hopes on the line.
#24 - 4-6 Cardinals
Cardinals host the hot Jaguars after disappointing lost to the Texans.
#25 - 4-6 Jets
Jets have had two weeks to prepare for the Panthers. Looking to be spoiler from here on.
#26 - 4-6 Bengals
Bengals host the winless Browns in the Ohio State Super Bowl.
#27 - 3-7 Broncos
Broncos lost their 6th straight game. Travel to Oakland in AFC West battle for the basement.
#28 - 3-7 Bears
The Bears came up short again despite playing hard. Face the Eagles on the road this week.
#29 - 2-8 Giants
Giants showed up vs the Chiefs. Face the Redskins on Thanksgiving, playing for pride.
#30 - 3-7 Colts
Colts rested for the Titans matchup. Look for major housecleaning here in January.
#31 - 1-9 49ers
49ers host the Seahawks hoping to spoil the Seattle playoff hopes.
#32 - 0-10 Browns
Browns making another run at a perfect winless season.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Divisional Races Heat Up This Week

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NFL Power Poll - Week 11

NFL Power Poll - Divisional Races Heating Up

Team of the Week - Falcons

Offensive Player of Week - QB Cam Newton - Panthers
Defensive Player of Week - DE Adrian Clayborn - Falcons

Rookie of Week - QB Mitchell Trubisky - Bears

Photo - QB Cam Newton
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Game of Week #11 - L.A. Rams (7-2) at Minnesota Vikings (7-2)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 8-1 Eagles
Eagles rested for trip to Big D this Sunday night.
#2 - 7-2 Patriots
Pats took the Broncos to the woodshed last week.
#3 - 7-2 Steelers
Steelers’ Big Ben gets it done in crunch time to comeback vs the Colts.
#4 - 6-3 Chiefs
Chiefs coming off their bye week to travel to MetLife to face the crumbiling Giants.
#5 - 7-2 Vikings
Vikes bombed the Redskins with backup QB Case Keenun at the controls.
#6 - 7-2 Rams
Ram’s blasted the Texans with huge matchup with the Vikings this week.
#7 - 7-2 Saints
Saints’ win their 7th straight game to retain NFC South lead in the leagues best division this season.
#8 - 6-3 Seahawks
Seahawks took care of Arizona on Thursday night. Host Falcons in huge NFC matchup with playoff ramifications.
#9 - 7-3 Panthers
Panthers wasted the Dolphins on Monday night. Get their bye week to prep for playoff run.
#10 - 6-3 Jaguars
Jaguars beat the Chargers in OT last week. Travel to Cleveland to face the pathetic winless Browns.
#11 - 6-3 Titans
Titans win their 4th in a row with last minute heroics from QB MMarcus Mariota.
#12 - 5-4 Lions
Lions win again vs winless Browns. Go to Chitown and must continue the streak.
#13 - 5-4 Falcons
Falcons toasted the overrated Cowboys. Travel to Seattle for huge NFC matchup for two divisions.
#14 - 5-4 Cowboys
Boys were thumped by Falcons last week. Host the hot Eagles Sunday night with playoff hopes in the balance.
#15 - 4-5 Raiders
Raiders coming off their bye week and travel to Mexico for matchup with the Patriots.
#16 - 4-5 Ravens
Ravens rested off their bye week. Travel to titletown with matchup with the Packers.
#17 - 5-4 Bills
Bills came up flat again this time vs the Saints. Travel to west coast for contest with the Chargers.
#18 - 5-4 Packers
Packers won a division battle with the Bears. Host Ravens with playoff hopes on the line.
#19 - 4-5 Redskins
Redskins defense was smoked by the Vikings' backup QB, Travel to New Orleans for important contest with the Saints.
#20 - 4-5 Dolphins
Dolphins came up short again, this time vs the Panthers. Host Bucs this week in must win situation.
#21 - 4-5 Cardinals
Cardinals face the Texans in a matchup of two of the more disappointing clubs in the league.
#22 - 3-6 Texans
Texans were toasted by the Rams. Remain mathimatically alive but desperate over the next month to get to .500 level.
#23 - 4-6 Jets
Jets failed to get it done in crunch time vs the Bucs, Bye week now to regroup for stretch run.
#24 - 3-6 Broncos
Broncos were blasted again this time by the Patriots. Offense has been inept.
#25 - 3-6 Bengals
Bengals find ways to lose weekly. Expect big changes this offseason.
#26 - 3-6 Chargers
Chargers are always in the game, but found another way to lose in OT to Jaguars.
#27 - 3-6 Bucs
Bucs get by the Jets barely to get into the win column again.
#28 - 3-6 Bears
The Bears are playing hard for HC John Fox, but need more talent to compete for NFC playoffs.
#29 - 3-7 Colts
Colts played Steelers tough but came up short in OT.
#30- 1-9 49ers
49ers beat the GMen behind rookie starting QB C.J. Bearthard with new vet Jimmy Garoppolo watching on the sidelines.
#31 - 1-8 Giants
Giants were trashed by the 49ers in another embarassing performance, that will lead to major off season changes.
#32 - 0-9 Browns
Browns host the hot Jaguars as they continue their march to a perfect winless season.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Power Poll - Top Ranked Eagles Blast Fading Broncos

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NFL Power Poll - Week 10
NFL Power Poll - Eagles Roll into Their Bye Week With Top Ranking

Team of the Week - Washington

Offensive Player of Week - QB Matt Stafford - Lions
Defensive Player of Week - DT Aaron Donald - Rams

Rookie of Week - TE Evan Engram - Giants

Photo - QB Matt Stafford
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Game of Week #10 - Dallas Cowboys (5-3) at Atlanta Falcons (4-4)

NFL Ranking /Record /Team
#1- 8-1 Eagles
Eagles will bask in their great first half atop the NFL going into their bye week.
#2 - 6-2 Patriots
Pats rested for their trip to Denver vs the struggling Broncos.
#3 - 6-2 Steelers
Steelers’ travel to Indy to face the Colts to start their second half push.
#4 - 6-3 Chiefs
Chiefs came up short vs the Cowboys. Get their bye week to regroup for run at the AFC West division.
#5 - 6-2 Vikings
Vikes travel to the Capital in huge NFC matchup with the Skins that shapes two divsions.
#6 - 6-2 Rams
Ram’s blasted the Giants to retain NFC West lead over the Seahawks.
#7 - 6-2 Saints
Saints’ are for real and get most of their tough games at home through second half schedule.
#8 - 5-3 Seahawks
Seahawks looked lousy vs the Skins. Travel to Arizona for a huge NFC West matchup with playoff ramifications.
#9 - 5-3 Bills
Bills came up flat vs the Jets Thursday night. Host the Saints in one of the prime matchups this week.
#10 - 6-3 Panthers
Panthers won tight game vs the Falcons. Face a huge Monday night matchup with the Dolphins with playoff implications.
#11 - 5-3 Jaguars
Jaguars drilled the Bengals last week. Host the Chargers this week to start a favorable second half schedule.
#12 - 5-3 Cowboys
Boys jumped the Chiefs in an important interconference matchup. Travel to Atlanta for a key contest.
#13 - 4-4 Redskins
Redskins came up big vs the Seahawks. Host the Vikings for a pivotal NFC contest.
#14 - 4-4 Lions
Lions stepped up vs the Packers on Monday night to get to .500. host winless Browns this week.
#15 - 5-3 Titans
Titans beat the tough Ravens in a critical AFC matchup. Look to make run with average second half schedule.
#16 - 4-4 Dolphins
Dolphins came up short vs the Raiders. Matchup with Panthers in key Monday night game.
#17 - 4-4 Falcons
Falcons struggling through their Super Bowl hangover. Must step up with Cowboys coming to town.
#18 - 4-4 Packers
Packers came up short in division battle with the Lions. Go to Chitown this week.
#19 - 4-5 Raiders
Raiders get their bye week and look to gear up for tough run at the Chiefs.
#20 - 4-5 Ravens
Ravens came up short vs the Titans. Get their bye week to regroup for playoff run.
#21 - 4-4 Cardinals
Cardinals face a huge test vs the Seahawks Thrursday night that probably determines their playoff hopes going forward.
#22 - 3-5 Texans
Texans lost a tough game to the Colts. Steady diet of playoff contenders over next month.
#23 - 4-5 Jets
Jets jumped th Bills bones Thursday night. Playing hard for HC Todd Bowles every week.
#24 - 3-5 Broncos
Broncos changed to QB Brock Osweiler. Blasted by the hot Eagles. Host Patriots hoping to reverse their collapse.
#25 - 3-5 Bengals
Bengals travel to Tennessee in a season of continuous disappointments.
#26 - 3-5 Chargers
Chargers limping through their inaugular season in Los Angeles.
#27 - 3-5 Bears
The Bears host the Packers this week in their Super Bowl.
#28 - 3-6 Colts
Colts caught Houston limping with new starting QB last week.
#29 - 2-6 Bucs
Bucs getting trashed weekly. Host Jets this Sunday.
#30 - 1-7 Giants
Giants were blasted by the Rams at home. Face a long tough second half that looks ugly from here.
#31- 0-9 49ers
49ers will probably start young QB Jimmy Garoppolo as they host the equally inept GMen.
#32 - 0-8 Browns
Browns face the Lions this week with a difficult final schedule, compteting for the #1 overall draft selection.

Frank Coyle is a long time scout with nationwide ties with coaches, scouts and player agents. He is a long time member of the FWAA and voter in College player awards - Heisman, Outland, Nagurski, Lombardi, Thorpe, Biletnikoff etc for the past 20 years. He writes College Football Mondays weekly during the season. He is a longtime scouting consultant for the Senior Bowl, the nation’s premier postseason All-star game. He does sports radio shows for CBS, ESPN, Fox Sports and Sporting News on a year-round basis related to NFL and College Football especially during the postseason team and All-star Bowl time. He has worked for CBS Sports, NBC Sports, Yahoo and Rivals sports publications and web sites

NFL Calendar Dates For 2017 and 2018 Postseason

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NFL Calendar Dates For 2017 Season and 2018 Postseason

October 31 - All trading ends for 2017 at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

November 1 - Players with at least four previous pension-credited seasons are subject to the waiver system for the remainder of the regular season and postseason.

November 14 - At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive offer sheets.
November 14 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their unsigned Franchise and Transition Players, including Franchise Players who were eligible to receive offer sheets until this date. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2017.
November 14 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their Unrestricted Free Agents to whom the "May 9 Tender" was made. If still unsigned after this date, such players are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2017.
November 14 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their Restricted Free Agents, including those to whom the "June 1 Tender" was made. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2017.
November 14 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to sign their drafted rookies. If such players remain unsigned after this date, they are prohibited from playing in the NFL in 2017.

November 19 - NFL Mexico Series, New England Patriots vs. Oakland Raiders, Estadio Azteca.
December 13 - League Meeting, Irving, Texas.

December 31 - Final Week 17

2018 Postseason

January 1 - Earliest permissible date for clubs to renegotiate or extend the rookie contract of a drafted rookie who was selected in any round of the 2015 NFL Draft. Any permissible renegotiated or extended player contract will not be considered a rookie contract, and will not be subject to the rules that limit rookie contracts.

January 1 - Option exercise period begins for Fifth-Year Option for First- Round Selections from the 2015 NFL Draft. To exercise the option, the club must give written notice to the player on or after January 1, 2018, but prior to May 3, 2018.

January 6-7 - Wild Card Playoffs.

January 7 - Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that have byes in the Wild Card weekend may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of the Wild Card games.

January 13-14 - Divisional Playoffs.

January 14 - Assistant coaches under contract to playoff clubs that won their Wild Card games may be interviewed for head coaching positions through the conclusion of Divisional Playoff games.

January 15 - Deadline for college players that are underclassmen to apply for special eligibility. A list of players who are accepted into the NFL Draft will be sent to clubs on January 19.

January 20 - East-West Shrine Game, Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida.

January 21 - AFC and NFC Championship Games.

January 27 - Senior Bowl, Ladd-Peebles Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.

January 28 - NFL Pro Bowl, Camping World Stadium, Orlando, Florida.

January 28 - An assistant coach, whose team is participating in the Super Bowl, who has previously interviewed for another club's head coaching job may have a second interview with such club no later than the Sunday preceding the Super Bowl.

Feb 5 - **** Super Bowl LII **** U.S. Bank Stadium, Minnesota.

February 20 - First day for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

Feb 27-March 5 - NFL Combine Timing and Testing, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, In.

March 6 - Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.

March 12-14 - During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 12th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2017 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 14.
During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player's current club.

March 14 - The 2018 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.
The first day of the 2018 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 14.

March 14 - Trading period for 2018 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2017 contracts.

March 25-28 - Annual League Meeting, Orlando, Florida.
April 2 - Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2017 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
April 16 - Clubs with returning head coaches may begin offseason workout programs.

April 20 - Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
April 25 - Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.

**** NFL Draft 2018 - April 26-28 ****
Thursday through Saturday - Dallas will host draft at ATT Stadium in Arlington Texas

DraftInsiders.com 2017 All-American Teams

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DraftInsiders.com 2017 All-American Teams
First Team

Offense
Quarterback

Sam Darnold, sophomore, Southern Cal

Running Backs
Saquon Barkley, junior, Penn St.
Derrius Guice, junior, LSU

Photo - QB Sam Darnold - Southern Cal

Tight End
Mike Gesicki, junior, Penn St.

Wide Receivers
James Washington, senior, Oklahoma St.
Christian Kirk, junior, Texas A&M

Tackles
Orlando Brown, junior, Oklahoma
Connor Williams, junior, Texas

Guards
Quenton Nelson, senior, Notre Dame
Cody O'Connell, senior, Washington St.

Center
Billy Price, senior, Ohio St.

All-purpose player
Quadree Henderson, junior, Pittsburgh

Kicker
Daniel Carlson, senior, Auburn

Defense
Ends

Tyquan Lewis, senior, Ohio St.
Bradley Chubb, senior, North Carolina St.

Tackles
Ed Oliver, sophomore, Houston
Christian Wilkins, junior, Clemson

Linebackers
Arden Key, junior, LSU
Josey Jewell, senior, Iowa
Azeem Victor, senior, Washington

Cornerbacks
Tavarus McFadden, junior, Florida St.
Jaire Alexander, junior, Louisville

Safeties
Derwin James, junior, Florida St.
Minkah Fitzpatrick, junior, Alabama

Punter
Mitch Wishnowsky, junior, Utah

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