2017 NFL 시즌 - 2017 NFL season

2017 National Football League 시즌
정규 시즌
지속 2017 년 9 월 7 일 2017 년 12 월 31 일 (2017-09-07) (2017-12-31)
플레이 오프
시작일 2018 년 1 월 6 일
AFC 챔피언 뉴 잉글랜드 패트리어츠
NFC 챔피언 필라델피아 이글스
슈퍼 볼 LII
데이트 2018 년 2 월 4 일
대지 US Bank Stadium , Minneapolis, Minnesota
챔피언 필라델피아 이글스
프로 볼
데이트 2018 년 1 월 28 일
대지 캠핑 월드 스타디움 , 올랜도, 플로리다

2017 NFL 시즌 의 역사에서 98 번째 시즌이었다 미국 축구 리그 (NFL). 시즌은 2017 년 9 월 7 일에 시작되었으며, 캔자스 시티 치프스NFL 킥오프 경기 에서 수비 슈퍼 볼 LI 챔피언 인 뉴 잉글랜드 패트리어츠 42-27을 물리 쳤습니다 . 시즌 미국 축구 대회 (NFC) 챔피언 필라델피아 이글스미국 축구 대회 (AFC) 챔피언 인 뉴 잉글랜드 패트리어츠 와 대결 한 슈퍼 볼 LII로 마무리되었습니다 . Eagles는 Patriots를 41–33으로 물리 치고 첫 번째 슈퍼 볼 우승을 차지했습니다. 프랜차이즈 역사상 네 번째 NFL 챔피언십입니다.

샌디에이고 차저스가 2017 년 1 월에 그렇게 할 의사를 발표 함에 따라 2 년 연속 팀 이 로스 앤젤레스 대도시 지역 으로 이전 했습니다. [1] [2]

선수 이동 및 은퇴

2017 NFL 리그 연도는 3 월 9 일 오후 4시 (동부 표준시)에 시작되었습니다. 3 월 7 일, 클럽은 이틀 후 계약이 만료되는 시점에 무제한 FA가 된 선수의 에이전트와 연락하여 계약 협상을 할 수있었습니다. 3 월 9 일, 클럽은 계약에 옵션 조항이있는 선수에 대해 2017 년 옵션을 행사하고, 계약이 만료 된 제한된 FA에게 적격 제안을 제출하고, 거부 / 보상 권리를 유지하고자하는 선수를 대상으로 최소 급여 입찰을 제출했습니다. 2016 년 계약이 만료되고 누적 된 FA 크레딧 시즌이 3 개 미만인 플레이어에 대한 독점 협상 권한 및 팀은 "Top-51"정의를 사용하여 급여 상한선 아래에 있어야합니다 (51 명의 가장 높은 유료 플레이어 팀에 ' 급여는 징수 된 급여 상한이 실제 상한보다 적어야합니다.) 2017 년 거래 기간도 같은 날 시작되었습니다.

자유 계약

FA 기간이 시작될 때 총 496 명의 플레이어가 어떤 형태로든 FA 자격을 얻었습니다. [3] FA를 통해 팀을 바꾸는 주목할만한 선수는 다음과 같습니다.

거래

2017 년 리그 연도에 다음과 같은 주목할만한 거래가 이루어졌습니다.

주목할만한 은퇴

기타

초안

2017 NFL 초안은 4 월 27 ~ 29 일에 개최되었다 필라델피아 . 클리블랜드 브라운은 선택 마일스 가렛을 전체 1 픽.

변경 관리

Alberto RiveronDean Blandino 를 리그의 감독 부사장으로 대체했습니다 . [16] Blandino은 다음에 의해 고용 될 폭스 스포츠 규칙 분석가로.

규칙 변경

2017 년 3 월 28 일 소유자 회의에서 2017 NFL 시즌에 대해 다음 규칙 변경이 승인되었습니다. [17]

  • 수비 선수는 이제 2017 시즌 대학 축구에서 변경된 것과 유사하게 필드 골 또는 PAT 시도에서 스 크리 미지 라인을 향해 달리거나 공격 라인 맨을 뛰어 넘거나 뛰어 넘는 것이 금지됩니다 . 이전에는 도약 자 또는 허들러가 다른 플레이어에게 착륙하지 않는 한이 작업이 허용되었습니다.
  • 법적 접촉 (스크림 라인에서 5 야드) 구역을 포함하여 쿼터백을 추적하거나 공을 뒤돌아 보는 "무방비 선수"리시버의 정의에 포함됩니다.
  • 머리에 심한 타격을 가하면 (NCAA 축구의 "타겟팅"규칙과 유사) 플레이어는 즉시 실격 될 위험이 있습니다.
  • 심판이 리뷰 가능한 플레이에 대한 정보를 제공 할 수 있지만 리플레이 제어 센터는 게임 심판 대신 리뷰 된 플레이에 대한 최종 판결을 내립니다.
  • 사이드 라인 리플레이 모니터 ( "후드")는 제거되고 심판이 리플레이 컨트롤 센터에서 검토 할 수 있도록 필드에서 태블릿으로 교체됩니다.
  • 크랙 백 블록은 이제 공이 스냅 될 때 태클 박스 외부에서 2 야드를 넘지 않더라도 움직이는 백 필드 선수에 의해 금지됩니다 .
  • 두 가지 특정 유형의 비신사적 행동 페널티를 범하는 플레이어 (연결되지 않더라도 펀치 / 팔뚝 / 킥을 던지거나, 상대, 팀원, 게임 임원 또는 리그 임원에게 모욕적이거나 위협적이거나 모욕적 인 언어를 지시하고, 같은 게임에서 팀간에 악의를 유발할 수있는 미끼 또는 조롱 행위 또는 말을 사용하면 자동 실격 위험이 있습니다.
  • 두 번째 시즌 동안 킥오프 또는 안전 프리킥 후 터치 백 지점의 변화를 25 야드 라인까지 연장합니다.
  • 각 전반전 또는 연장전의 2 분 경고 중 10 초 결선 옵션에 의해 벌칙을받는 시간을 절약 할 수있는 불법적 인 행동을합니다 (이전에는 각 전반전 또는 연장전의 마지막 1 분에만 적용됨).
  • 팀이 게임 시계를 조작의 의도와 같은 아래에 여러 개의 파울을 범하는 경우, 팀은 스포츠맨답지 않은 행위 15 야드 범되고 게임 시계가 초기화됩니다. 이러한 변화는 모두에 대한 응답으로 만들어진 샌프란시스코 포티 나이 너스볼티모어 레이븐 의도적으로 아래로 실행하거나 대 까마귀 '게임의 경우 (교체 아웃 실행하는 게임의 시계를 허용하는 수비 선수를 잡고이 전략을 사용 신시내티 벵갈 스 ) 이전 시즌 동안. 그들에 대한 자신의 두 번째 스포츠맨답지 않은 행위의 처벌 인 경우 팀은 실격되지 않을 수 있습니다.
  • 2017 년 시즌 동안 사라 토마스 가 라인 저지에서 헤드 라인 맨으로 옮겨 감에 따라 NFL은 헤드 라인 맨의 주최 위치를 "다운 저지"로 이름을 변경했습니다.

2017 년 5 월 23 일 NFL Spring League 회의에서 2017 NFL 시즌에 대해 다음 규칙 변경이 승인되었습니다. [18]

  • 프리 시즌 및 정규 시즌 경기의 연장전이 15 분에서 10 분으로 단축되었습니다. 플레이 오프 게임은 연장전 동안 15 분 동안 계속됩니다.
  • 축하 행사에 대한 제한이 완화되어 단체 행사에 대한 페널티가 제거되고 축하를 위해 지상으로 이동하거나 공을 소품으로 사용합니다.
  • 팀은 부상당한 예비에서 한 명 대신 두 명의 선수를 다시 데려 올 수 있습니다.
  • 이제 팀은 프리 시즌 명단을 하루에 90 명에서 53 명으로 줄일 수 있으며, 최종 프리 시즌 경기 전에 명단을 75 명으로 줄이려는 기한을 없앨 수 있습니다.
  • 팀은 53 명 로스터에 대한 최종 발언권을 단장 후보에게 제공 할 필요가 없습니다.

해당 후보의 팀이 플레이 오프에서 탈락 할 때까지 잠재적 인 코칭 후보와 연락하는 팀을 금지하는 조치가 취해졌습니다.

2017 년 사망

NFL (또는 AFL ) 과 관련된 다음 사람들 이 2017 년에 사망했습니다. [19]

프로 축구 명예의 전당 회원

코르테즈 케네디
1990 년부터 2000 년까지 시애틀 시호크스 에서 11 년을 보냈고 조직에서 96 번을 은퇴 한 수비 태클 인 케네디 는 2012 년 명예의 전당의 일원이었습니다. 그는 5 월 23 일에 48 세의 나이로 사망했습니다. 의심되는 심장 문제.
예일 라리
눈에 띄고 수비적인 특수 팀 은 1952 년부터 1964 년까지 디트로이트 라이온스 에서 11 번의 연속되지 않은 시즌에 출전 하여 3 번의 우승을 차지했으며 1979 년 홀 클래스 멤버였습니다. 그는 5 월 11 일 86 세로 사망했습니다.
댄 루니
RooneyPittsburgh Steelers 의 회장 겸 복수 소유주이자 창립 소유자 Art Rooney 의 아들 중 한 명이었습니다 . 이 외에도 Rooney는 리그 운영에서 적극적이고 진보적 인 소유자로 간주되었으며, 가장 유명한 것은 모든 NFL 프랜차이즈가 헤드 코칭 공석을 위해 유색 인종을 인터뷰하도록 요구 하는 적극적인 행동 정책 Rooney Rule 을 성공적으로 추진함으로써 유명했습니다 . Steelers에서의 역할과 동시에 Rooney는 2009 년부터 2014 년까지 아일랜드 주재 미국 대사를 역임했습니다 . 그는 프로 축구 명예의 전당에 입성했습니다.2000 년에 그와 그의 아버지는 웰링턴 마라 뒤에있는 홀에서 두 번째 아버지-아들 듀오가되었습니다 . 루니는 4 월 13 일 84 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.
YA Tittle
쿼터백 인 Tittle은 프로 축구에서 16 시즌을 보냈고 All-America Football Conference 에서 2 시즌 을, NFL에서 14 시즌을 보냈습니다 . 그는 그의 커리어 내내 볼티모어 (그린) 콜츠 , 샌프란시스코 49ers ( 백만 달러 백 필드 의 멤버 ), 뉴욕 자이언츠 에서 뛰었습니다. 그는 NFL에서 자신의 시간 동안 여러 통과 기록을 세웠으며 alley-oop 을 발명 한 것으로 인정받습니다 . 그는 14 번을 은퇴 한 자이언츠의 경기에서 3 회 연속 출전했지만 리그 챔피언십에서 우승 할 수 없었습니다. 그는 1971 년 홀의 클래스 멤버였습니다. Tittle은 다음과 같은 이유로 인해 90 세의 나이로 10 월 8 일 사망했습니다. 백치.

기타

프리 시즌

2017 년 시즌 훈련 캠프 는 7 월 말부터 8 월까지 열렸습니다. 팀은 팀의 첫 프리 시즌 경기가 시작되기 15 일 전에 훈련 캠프를 시작했습니다.

정규 시즌이 시작되기 전에 각 팀은 8 월 10 일부터 4 번의 프리 시즌 시범 경기를 치렀습니다 . 프리 시즌은 8 월 3 일부터 달라스 카우보이 즈 간의 2017 프로 축구 명예의 전당 게임 (2017 명예의 전당에 표시됨)으로 시작되었습니다. 소유자 Jerry Jones )와 Arizona Cardinals (쿼터백 Kurt Warner 대표 )의 클래스 . 그것은 NBC 에서 전국적으로 방영되었습니다 . [20] 프리 시즌 일정은 8 월 31 일에 끝났습니다. Dallas Cowboys와 Houston Texans 간의 한 프리 시즌 경기 허리케인 하비 의 여파로 취소되었습니다 .

정규 시즌

2017 년 정규 시즌 256 경기는 9 월 7 일부터 시작된 17 주 일정으로 진행됐다. 각 리그 32 개 팀은 각 팀별 로 1 주일 씩 16 경기 일정을 치른다 . 슬레이트는 월요일 밤 에도 게임을 제공 합니다. 목요일에는 9 월 7 일 황금 시간대 에 열리는 National Football League Kickoff 경기추수 감사절 경기가 있습니다. 정규 시즌은 12 월 31 일 일요일에 16 경기의 풀 슬레이트로 끝났으며, 2010 년 부터 그랬던 것처럼 모두 디비전 내 매치업이었습니다 .

일정 공식

NFL의 현재 일정 공식에 따라 각 팀은 자신의 디비전에서 다른 세 팀과 두 번 플레이합니다. 또한 한 팀은 각 회의에서 한 부서의 네 팀 모두와 대결합니다. 팀 일정의 마지막 두 경기는 팀이 이전 시즌을 자신의 디비전에서 같은 순위로 마친 디비전에서 플레이하도록 설정되지 않은 팀 자체 컨퍼런스의 두 팀을 상대로합니다 (예 : 디비전에서 1 위를 차지한 팀). 이전 시즌은 각 디비전에서 1 위를 차지한 컨퍼런스에서 서로 팀을 뛰게됩니다.) 2017 년의 사전 설정 분할 페어링은 다음과 같습니다.

회의 내
AFC East vs AFC West
AFC North vs AFC South
NFC East vs NFC West
NFC North vs NFC South

인터 컨퍼런스
AFC East vs NFC South
AFC North vs NFC North
AFC South vs NFC West
AFC West vs NFC East

2017 년 일정의 하이라이트는 다음과 같습니다.

전체 일정은 2017 년 4 월 20 일에 공개되었습니다.

시즌 일정 변경

다음 게임은 악천후, 유연한 일정 또는 기타 이유로 이동 또는 취소되었습니다 .

  • 시즌 주 4 : 의 영향으로 인해 허리케인 하비 에서 휴스턴 지역의 카우보이 - 텍사스 게임이 결국 취소되었습니다. 원래 휴스턴의 NRG 스타디움 에서 열릴 예정이었던 2017 년 텍사스 거버너스 컵 프리 시즌 경기 는 처음에 카우보이스의 AT & T 스타디움 으로 옮겨졌고 , NFL이 텍사스 선수와 코치가 재결합 할 수 있도록 경기를 완전히 취소하기로 결정했습니다. 가족과 구호 활동을 지원합니다. [26]
  • 주 1 : 인해로부터의 위협에 허리케인 어마해적 - 돌고래 두 팀은 원래 자신이 예정 한 게임은 11 주 (11 월 (19))로 재조정했다, 안녕 주 . 두 팀 따라서 자신의 안녕이 주를 1로 재조정했다 [27] 이 허리케인 년부터 NFL 게임의 연기를 강제 처음으로 2008 볼티모어 레이븐휴스턴 텍사스는 자신의 게임으로 인해 연기했다 허리케인 아이크 .
  • 주 7 : 벵갈 스 - 스틸러스 게임은 원래 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 시작 예정, 여전히 동부 표준시 오후 4시 25분로 이사했다 CBS . 또한 PanthersBears 게임은 ET 오후 1:00에 Fox 에서 CBS 로 교차 플렉스되었습니다 . [28]
  • 주 12 : 성도 - 게임은 원래 폭스에 동부 표준시 오후 4시 5분에 시작 예정, 크로스 근육이 수축과 CBS에 동부 표준시 오후 4시 25분로 이동했다. 또한 TitansColts 게임은 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 CBS에서 Fox로 교차 플렉스되었습니다. [29]
  • 13 주차 : The PanthersSaints 게임은 원래 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 시작하도록 예정되어 있었으나 여전히 Fox에서 오후 4시 25 분으로 변경되었습니다. 또한 BroncosDolphins 게임은 동부 표준시 기준 오후 1시에 CBS에서 Fox로 크로스 플렉스되었습니다. [29]
  • 주 14 : 카우보이 - 자이언츠 게임은 원래 동부 표준시 오후 4시 25분에 시작 예정, 여전히 폭스 오후 1 동부 표준시로 이동했다. 또한 , 원래 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 시작될 예정이었던 SeahawksJaguars 게임은 여전히 ​​Fox에있는 동부 표준시 오후 4시 25 분으로 이동되었습니다. [30]
  • 15 주차 : The TexansJaguars 게임은 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 CBS에서 Fox로 교차 플렉스되었습니다. [31]
  • 17 주차 : 플레이 오프와 관련이있는 모든 게임이 ET 킥오프 오후 4시 25 분으로 이동되었으며 네트워크 할당은 변경되지 않았습니다. BengalsRavens , BillsDolphins , JaguarsTitans , PanthersFalcons , SaintsBuccaneers . 또한 1977 년 이후 처음으로 일요일 밤 축구 경기가 예정되어 있지 않았습니다.정규 시즌 플레이가 황금 시간대 경기없이 끝났다는 것입니다. NFL은 오후 게임 이벤트로 인해 플레이 오프 영향을 잃을 수있는 황금 시간대 게임을 계획하고 싶지 않다고 밝혔다. [32] [33]

정규 시즌 순위

분할

회의

# 분할 W PCT DIV CONF 위급 신호 SOV STK
디비전 리더
1 [a] 뉴 잉글랜드 패트리어츠 동쪽 13 0 .813 5 ~ 1 10 ~ 2 .484 .466 W3
2 [a] 피츠버그 스틸러스 북쪽 13 0 .813 6–0 10 ~ 2 .453 .423 W2
3 [b] 잭슨빌 재규어 남쪽 10 6 0 .625 4 ~ 2 9 ~ 3 .434 .394 L2
4 [b] Kansas City Chiefs 서부 10 6 0 .625 5 ~ 1 8 ~ 4 .477 .481 W4
와일드 카드
5 [c] 테네시 타이탄 남쪽 9 7 0 .563 5 ~ 1 8 ~ 4 .434 .396 W1
6 [c] 버팔로 빌 동쪽 9 7 0 .563 3 ~ 3 7 ~ 5 .492 .396 W1
플레이 오프 자격이 없음
7 [c] 볼티모어 까마귀 북쪽 9 7 0 .563 3 ~ 3 7 ~ 5 .441 .299 L1
8 [c] 로스 앤젤레스 충전기 서부 9 7 0 .563 3 ~ 3 6 ~ 6 .457 .347 W2
9 신시내티 벵갈 스 북쪽 7 9 0 .438 3 ~ 3 6 ~ 6 .465 .321 W2
10 [d] 오클랜드 레이더스 서부 6 10 0 .375 2 ~ 4 5 ~ 7 .512 .396 L4
11 [d] 마이애미 돌핀스 동쪽 6 10 0 .375 2 ~ 4 5 ~ 7 .543 .531 L3
12 [e] 덴버 야생마 서부 5 11 0 .313 2 ~ 4 4 ~ 8 .492 .413 L2
13 [e] 뉴욕 제츠 동쪽 5 11 0 .313 2 ~ 4 5 ~ 7 .520 .438 L4
14 [f] 인디애나 폴리스 콜츠 남쪽 4 12 0 .250 2 ~ 4 3 ~ 9 .480 .219 W1
15 [f] 휴스턴 텍사스 남쪽 4 12 0 .250 1 ~ 5 3 ~ 9 .516 .375 L6
16 클리블랜드 브라운 북쪽 0 16 0 .000 0 ~ 6 0 ~ 12 .520 L16
타이 브레이커 [g]
  1. ^ a b 뉴 잉글랜드는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 피츠버그를 상대로 시드 1 위를 차지했습니다.
  2. ^ a b 잭슨빌은 회의 기록을 바탕으로 캔자스 시티에서 3 번 시드를 주장했습니다.
  3. ^ a b c d 테네시는 컨퍼런스 기록을 바탕으로 Buffalo, Baltimore 및 Los Angeles Chargers보다 앞서서 5 위를 차지했습니다.
    버팔로와 볼티모어는 회의 기록을 바탕으로 로스 앤젤레스 차저스보다 앞서서 마쳤습니다.
    Buffalo는 승리의 힘으로 볼티모어를 상대로 6 번 시드를 차지했습니다.
  4. ^ a b 오클랜드는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 마이애미보다 앞서 나갔습니다.
  5. ^ a b 덴버는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 뉴욕 제츠보다 앞서 마쳤습니다.
  6. ^ a b 인디애나 폴리스는 일대일 스윕을 기반으로 휴스턴보다 앞서 나갔습니다.
  7. ^ NFL 규칙에 따라 3 개 이상의 팀이 동점을 깨면 먼저 디비전 내에서 깨지고 각 디비전에서 가장 높은 순위의 나머지 팀만 비교합니다.
# 분할 W PCT DIV CONF 위급 신호 SOV STK
디비전 리더
1 [a] 필라델피아 이글스 동쪽 13 0 .813 5 ~ 1 10 ~ 2 .461 .433 L1
2 [a] 미네소타 바이킹 북쪽 13 0 .813 5 ~ 1 10 ~ 2 .492 .447 W3
3 [b] 로스 앤젤레스 램스 서부 11 5 0 .688 4 ~ 2 7 ~ 5 .504 .460 L1
4 [b] [c] 뉴 올리언스 성도 남쪽 11 5 0 .688 4 ~ 2 8 ~ 4 .535 .483 L1
와일드 카드
5 [c] 캐롤라이나 팬더 스 남쪽 11 5 0 .688 3 ~ 3 7 ~ 5 .539 .500 L1
6 애틀랜타 팔콘 남쪽 10 6 0 .625 4 ~ 2 9 ~ 3 .543 .475 W1
플레이 오프 자격이 없음
7 [d] 디트로이트 라이온스 북쪽 9 7 0 .563 5 ~ 1 8 ~ 4 .496 .368 W1
8 [d] 시애틀 시호크스 서부 9 7 0 .563 4 ~ 2 7 ~ 5 .492 .444 L1
9 [d] 달라스 카우보이 동쪽 9 7 0 .563 5 ~ 1 7 ~ 5 .496 .438 W1
10 애리조나 카디널스 서부 8 8 0 .500 3 ~ 3 5 ~ 7 .488 .406 W2
11 [e] 그린 베이 패커 북쪽 7 9 0 .438 2 ~ 4 5 ~ 7 .539 .357 L3
12 [e] 워싱턴 레드 스킨스 동쪽 7 9 0 .438 1 ~ 5 5 ~ 7 .539 .429 L1
13 샌프란시스코 49ers 서부 6 10 0 .375 1 ~ 5 3 ~ 9 .512 .438 W5
14 [f] Tampa Bay Buccaneers 남쪽 5 11 0 .313 1 ~ 5 3 ~ 9 .555 .375 W1
15 [f] 시카고 베어스 북쪽 5 11 0 .313 0 ~ 6 1 ~ 11 .559 .500 L1
16 뉴욕 자이언츠 동쪽 13 0 .188 1 ~ 5 1 ~ 11 .531 .458 W1
타이 브레이커 [g]
  1. ^ a b 필라델피아는 일반적인 상대와의 승률을 기준으로 미네소타를 제치고 1 위를 차지했습니다. 필라델피아의 캐롤라이나, 시카고, 로스 앤젤레스 램스, 워싱턴을 상대로 한 누적 기록은 미네소타가 같은 4 개 팀을 상대로 한 4-1 누적 기록에 비해 5-0이었습니다.
  2. ^ a b LA Rams는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 뉴 올리언스를 상대로 3 번 시드를 차지했습니다.
  3. ^ a b 뉴 올리언스는 일대일 스윕을 기반으로 캐롤라이나를 넘어 NFC 사우스 디비전을 결성했습니다.
  4. ^ a b c 디트로이트는 컨퍼런스 기록을 기준으로 댈러스와 시애틀을 앞서고, 시애틀은 일대일 승리를 기준으로 댈러스를 앞서고 있습니다.
  5. ^ a b 그린 베이는 기록 대 일반 상대를 기준으로 워싱턴보다 앞서 나갔습니다. 댈러스, 미네소타, 뉴 올리언스, 시애틀을 상대로 그린 베이의 누적 기록은 2 ~ 3으로, 동일한 4 개 팀에 대한 워싱턴의 1 ~ 4 누적 기록과 비교하면 2 ~ 3입니다.
  6. ^ a b 탬파 베이는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 시카고를 앞섰습니다.
  7. ^ NFL 규칙에 따라 3 개 이상의 팀이 동점을 깨면 먼저 디비전 내에서 깨지고 각 디비전에서 가장 높은 순위의 나머지 팀만 비교합니다.

포스트 시즌

2017 년 플레이 오프는 2018 년 1 월 6 ~ 7 일 와일드 카드 플레이 오프 라운드로 시작되었습니다. 이 플레이 오프 게임의 우승자 4 명은 1 월 13 일부터 14 일까지 진행된 디비전 라운드 경기에서 각 컨퍼런스에서 상위 2 개 시드 팀을 방문했습니다. 이 게임의 승자는 1 월 21 일에 컨퍼런스 챔피언십 게임을 진행했습니다. 슈퍼 볼 LII진출한 두 컨퍼런스 챔피언 은 2 월 4 일 미니애폴리스의 US 뱅크 스타디움 에서 열렸 습니다 . 2018 프로 보울은 에서 열린 세계 캠핑 경기장 에서 올랜도 년 1 월 28 일.

까치발

1 월 7 일 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome 1 월 14 일US Bank Stadium
5 Carolina 26
4 뉴 올리언스 24
4 뉴 올리언스 31 1 월 21 일 – 링컨 파이낸셜 필드
2 미네소타 29
NFC
1 월 6 일 – 로스 앤젤레스 메모리얼 콜리 세움 2 미네소타 7
1 월 13 일 – 링컨 파이낸셜 필드
1 필라델피아 38
6 애틀랜타 26 NFC 챔피언십
6 애틀랜타 10
LA 램스 13 2 월 4 일 – US Bank Stadium
1 필라델피아 15
와일드 카드 플레이 오프
디비전 플레이 오프
1 월 7 일 – EverBank Field N1 필라델피아 41
1 월 14 일 – 하인즈 필드
A1 뉴 잉글랜드 33
6 물소 슈퍼 볼 LII
Jacksonville 45
Jacksonville 10 1 월 21 일 – 질레트 스타디움
2 피츠버그 42
AFC
1 월 6 일 – 애로우 헤드 스타디움 Jacksonville 20
1 월 13 일 – 질레트 스타디움
1 뉴 잉글랜드 24
5 테네시 22 AFC 챔피언십
5 테네시 14
4 캔자스시 21
1 뉴 잉글랜드 35



주목할만한 이벤트

경찰의 잔인성 시위

9 월 (22), 2017 년 연설하는 동안, 미국의 대통령 , 도널드 트럼프 에 의해 대중화 애국가 - 연습의 재생 중에 무릎을 복용 연습 비판 논란 발언했다 콜린 캐 퍼닉을인종 불평등과 경찰의 폭력에 항의하기위한 노력의 일환으로 2016 년. 트럼프는 관행에 참여한 사람들이 국가의 유산을 무시하고 청중에게 물었다. "누군가가 우리 깃발을 무시할 때이 NFL 소유자 중 한 명이 '개자식을 가져 와라'라고 말하는 것을보고 싶지 않겠습니까? 지금 경기장 밖에서 나가세요! 그는 해고되었습니다. 그는 해고되었습니다! ' "다음 주말 경기 동안 200 명 이상의 플레이어가 국가를 연주하는 동안 무릎을 꿇거나 팔을 잠그는 등 발언에 항의했습니다. 피츠버그 스틸러스 (공격 태클 및 전 육군 레인저 알레한드로 빌라누에바 제외), 테네시 타이탄스, 시애틀 시호크스는 애국가 동안 필드에 전혀 나가지 않기로 결정했습니다. [34] [35] [36]

Carolina Panthers 판매

2017 년 12 월 17 일 Carolina Panthers의 소유주 인 Jerry Richardson 은 팀을 매각하겠다고 발표했습니다. [37] [38] Richardson은 이전에 팀이 사망 후 판매 될 것이라고 밝혔 지만 (그의 유일한 살아있는 아들이 2009 년에 팀을 떠난 이후) [39] 스포츠 일러스트 레이 티드의 한 박람회에서 Richardson이 지불했다고 비난 했습니다. 인종 비방 및 직원의 성적으로 암시하는 요청을 포함하여 의심스러운 행동을 은폐하여 Richardson의 결정을 앞 당깁니다. [40] The Panthers의 Bank of America 스타디움 임대 는 2018 년 시즌 이후 만료됩니다. [41] 이는 들어오는 소유자가 원하는 경우 페널티없이 팀을 캐롤라이나에서 자신이 선택한 다른 시장으로 재배치 할 수 있도록합니다.

기록, 이정표 및 주목할만한 통계

1 주차
  • Kareem Hunt 는 총 246 야드를 기록하며 NFL 데뷔에서 가장 많은 총 야드 (러싱 및 리시브) 기록을 세웠습니다. [42] [43]
2 주차
3 주차
  • Odell Beckham Jr. 는 가장 빠른 리시버가 300 번의 커리어 리셉션을 달성하며 45 경기만에 기록을 갱신했습니다. [46]
  • Matt Prater 는 Atlanta Falcons를 상대로 57 야드 필드 골을 차며 시즌 55 야드 이상에서 3 개의 필드 골을 기록한 이전 NFL 기록을 깼습니다. [47]
  • Jake Elliott 는 NFL 역사상 가장 긴 신인 선수로서 61 야드 필드 골을 찼습니다.
5 주차
6 주차
7 주차
9 주차
  • Matt Ryan 은 통산 150 경기를 마친 후 39,858 야드를 통과했으며, 이전에 Drew Brees가 개최 한 첫 150 경기에서 NFL 역사상 가장 많은 패스 야드 기록을 경신했습니다 . [52]
  • Eli Manning 은 NFL 역사상 최소 50,000 패스를 기록한 7 쿼터백이되었습니다. [52]
10 주차
11 주차
12 주차
  • Julio Jones 는 90 번의 커리어 게임에서 8,649 야드에서 563 개의 캐치를 기록했으며, 이는 NFL 역사상 첫 90 경기에서 가장 많은 캐치입니다. 그는 가장 많은 리셉션에서 Anquan Boldin (558)을, 가장 많은 리셉션 야드에서 Lance Alworth (8,502)를 통과했습니다. [56]
  • 러셀 윌슨 은 63 승을 기록하며 조 플라 코를 능가하는 선수의 첫 6 시즌 동안 가장 큰 쿼터백이되었습니다 . [57]
  • Eli Manning 은 8 번째 쿼터백이되어 100 번의 선발 등판을 잃었고 한 팀에서 처음으로 그렇게했습니다. [58]
13 주차
14 주차
15 주차
  • LeSean McCoy 는 통산 1 만 야드를 넘어서 리그 역사상 30 번째로 이정표를 달성했습니다. [66]
16 주차
  • 뉴 잉글랜드 애국자는 NFL 역사상 가장 긴 같은 줄무늬의 2003-09 년 인디애나 폴리스 콜츠를 능가하는, 연속 8 시즌 최소 12 경기를 이겼다. [67]
  • Drew BreesPeyton ManningBrett Favre에 합류하여 70,000 야드던지는 3 쿼터백이되었습니다 . Brees는 그의 248 번째 커리어 게임에서 이정표를 달성했으며 리그 역사상 가장 빠른 업적을 달성했습니다.
  • Drew Brees는 12 시즌 연속 4,000 야드를 넘어서 자신의 기록을 연장했습니다. [67]
17 주차

포스트 시즌

와일드 카드 라운드
  • 테네시 타이탄 합류, 플레이 오프 게임을 승리하기 위해 아래로 적어도 18 점에서 반등 한 것으로 NFL 역사에서 세 번째로 떨어진 팀이되었다 1957 디트로이트 라이온스1972 달라스 카우보이 [71]
  • Marcus MariotaDarrelle Revis에 의해 우회 된 패스를 시도했고 Mariota는 즉시 터치 다운을 시도한 마리 오타 의 손에 들어갔고, 그를 터치 다운 패스를 완료하는 NFL 포스트 시즌 역사상 1 쿼터백이되었습니다. [72] 이것은 또한 그 전달과 같은 플레이 오프 경기에서 터치 다운을 수신와 슈퍼 볼 시대의 첫 번째 플레이어했다. [73]
슈퍼 볼 LII
  • Super Bowl LIITom BradyQB / 헤드 코치 듀오 인 Bill Belichick 에게 NFL 기록 8 번째 Super Bowl 출연을 기록 했습니다. [74]
  • 또한 뉴 잉글랜드 패트리어츠 의 10 번째 슈퍼 볼 출전 기록을 세웠습니다. [74]
  • Tom Brady 의 커리어 357 회 패스 시도, 235 회 완료, 2,576 회 패스 야드, 슈퍼 볼 18 회 패스 터치 다운은 모두 기록입니다. [74]
  • Tom Brady 는 슈퍼 볼에서 505로 대부분의 패스 야드에서 단일 게임 기록을 세웠습니다. [74]
  • 패트리어츠가 득점 한 33 점은 슈퍼 볼에서 패한 팀이 득점 한 가장 많은 점수였습니다. [74]
  • Patriots는 613으로 게임에서 가장 적은 펀트, 505로 가장 많은 패스 야드로 슈퍼 볼 기록을 세웠습니다. [74]
  • Jake Elliott 는 46 야드 필드 골을 걷어차 슈퍼 볼 신인 기록을 세웠습니다. [75]
  • 패트리어츠와 필라델피아 이글스는 첫 번째 다운 패싱 42 개, 총 1,151 야드, 874 패싱 야드, 경기에서 가장 적은 펀트 1 회, 4 회 실패 PAT 전환 등 여러 슈퍼 볼 기록을 기록했습니다. 총 1,151 야드는 NFL 경기 (레귤러 또는 포스트 시즌)에서 가장 많이 결합 된 야드 기록을 세웠습니다. [74]

정규 시즌 통계 리더

개인 [76]
득점 리더 Greg Zuerlein , 로스 앤젤레스 램스 (158)
대부분의 필드 골 Robbie Gould , 샌프란시스코 (FG 39 대)
터치 다운 Todd Gurley , Los Angeles Rams (TD 19 개)
돌진 카림 헌트 , 캔자스 (1,327 야드)
지나가는 야드 톰 브래디 , 뉴 잉글랜드 (4,577 야드)
터치 다운 전달 Russell Wilson , Seattle (34 TD)
통행인 평가 Alex Smith , Kansas (104.7 등급)
패스 리셉션 자비스 랜드 리 , 마이애미 (112 어획량)
수신 야드 통과 안토니오 브라운 , 피츠버그 (1,533 야드)
결합 된 태클 프레스턴 브라운 , 버팔로 (144 태클)
차단 Kevin Byard , 테네시 및 Darius Slay , 디트로이트 (8)
펀팅 Shane Lechler , Houston (4,507 야드, 평균 49.0 야드)
자루 챈들러 존스 , 애리조나 (17)

수상

개별 시즌 상

The 7th Annual NFL Honors, saluting the best players and plays from 2017 season, was held at the Northrop Auditorium in Minneapolis, Minnesota on February 3, 2018.[77]

Award Winner Position Team
AP Most Valuable Player Tom Brady Quarterback New England Patriots
AP Offensive Player of the Year Todd Gurley Running back Los Angeles Rams
AP Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Donald Defensive tackle Los Angeles Rams
AP Coach of the Year Sean McVay Head coach Los Angeles Rams
AP Assistant Coach of the Year Pat Shurmur Offensive coordinator Minnesota Vikings
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara Running back New Orleans Saints
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Marshon Lattimore Cornerback New Orleans Saints
AP Comeback Player of the Year Keenan Allen Wide receiver Los Angeles Chargers
Pepsi Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara Running back New Orleans Saints
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year J. J. Watt Defensive end Houston Texans
PFWA NFL Executive of the Year Howie Roseman Executive VP of Football Operations Philadelphia Eagles
Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Nick Foles Quarterback Philadelphia Eagles

All-Pro team

The following players were named First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press:

Offense
Quarterback Tom Brady, New England
Running back Todd Gurley, Los Angeles Rams
Flex Le'Veon Bell, Pittsburgh
Wide receiver Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston
Tight end Rob Gronkowski, New England
Left tackle Andrew Whitworth, Los Angeles Rams
Left guard Andrew Norwell, Carolina
Center Jason Kelce, Philadelphia
Right guard David DeCastro, Pittsburgh
Right tackle Lane Johnson, Philadelphia
Defense
Edge rusher Calais Campbell, Jacksonville
Cameron Jordan, New Orleans
Interior lineman Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh
Linebacker Chandler Jones, Arizona
Bobby Wagner, Seattle
Luke Kuechly, Carolina
Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, Jacksonville
Xavier Rhodes, Minnesota
Safety Kevin Byard, Tennessee
Harrison Smith, Minnesota
Special teams
Placekicker Greg Zuerlein, Los Angeles Rams
Punter Johnny Hekker, Los Angeles Rams
Kick returner Pharoh Cooper, Los Angeles Rams
Special teams Budda Baker, Arizona

Players of the week/month

The following were named the top performers during the 2017 season:

Week/
Month
Offensive
Player of the Week/Month
Defensive
Player of the Week/Month
Special Teams
Player of the Week/Month
AFC NFC AFC NFC AFC NFC
1[78] Alex Smith
(Chiefs)
Sam Bradford
(Vikings)
Calais Campbell
(Jaguars)
Trumaine Johnson
(Rams)
Giorgio Tavecchio
(Raiders)
Matt Prater
(Lions)
2[79] Tom Brady
(Patriots)
J. J. Nelson
(Cardinals)
Chris Jones
(Chiefs)
Desmond Trufant
(Falcons)
Cody Parkey
(Dolphins)
Jamal Agnew
(Lions)
3[80] Tom Brady
(Patriots)
Kirk Cousins
(Redskins)
Terrence Brooks
(Jets)
DeMarcus Lawrence
(Cowboys)
Steven Hauschka
(Bills)
Jake Elliott
(Eagles)
Sept.[81] Kareem Hunt
(Chiefs)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Melvin Ingram
(Chargers)
DeMarcus Lawrence
(Cowboys)
Ryan Succop
(Titans)
Matt Prater
(Lions)
4[82] Deshaun Watson
(Texans)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Cameron Heyward
(Steelers)
Julius Peppers
(Panthers)
Steven Hauschka
(Bills)
Greg Zuerlein
(Rams)
5[83] Melvin Gordon
(Chargers)
Aaron Rodgers
(Packers)
Telvin Smith
(Jaguars)
Earl Thomas
(Seahawks)
Adam Vinatieri
(Colts)
Kenjon Barner
(Eagles)
6[84] Le'Veon Bell
(Steelers)
Adrian Peterson
(Cardinals)
Johnathan Joseph
(Texans)
Cameron Jordan
(Saints)
Ryan Succop
(Titans)
Pharoh Cooper
(Rams)
7[85] Amari Cooper
(Raiders)
Carson Wentz
(Eagles)
Kevin Byard
(Titans)
Eddie Jackson
(Bears)
Travis Benjamin
(Chargers)
Kai Forbath
(Vikings)
8[86] JuJu Smith-Schuster
(Steelers)
Russell Wilson
(Seahawks)
Carlos Dunlap
(Bengals)
Jalen Mills
(Eagles)
Harrison Butker
(Chiefs)
Tyrone Crawford
(Cowboys)
Oct.[87] Deshaun Watson
(Texans)
Carson Wentz
(Eagles)
Micah Hyde
(Bills)
Everson Griffen
(Vikings)
Harrison Butker
(Chiefs)
Greg Zuerlein
(Rams)
9[88] T. Y. Hilton
(Colts)
Jared Goff
(Rams)
Jordan Jenkins
(Jets)
Karlos Dansby
(Cardinals)
Jaydon Mickens
(Jaguars)
Justin Hardee
(Saints)
10[89] Tom Brady
(Patriots)
Cam Newton
(Panthers)
A. J. Bouye
(Jaguars)
Adrian Clayborn
(Falcons)
Dion Lewis
(Patriots)
Greg Zuerlein
(Rams)
11[90] Antonio Brown
(Steelers)
Mark Ingram
(Saints)
Matt Judon
(Ravens)
Landon Collins
(Giants)
Stephen Gostkowski
(Patriots)
Tyler Lockett
(Seahawks)
12[91] Philip Rivers
(Chargers)
Julio Jones
(Falcons)
Cameron Heyward
(Steelers)
Luke Kuechly
(Panthers)
Sam Koch
(Ravens)
Phil Dawson
(Cardinals)
Nov.[92] Tom Brady
(Patriots)
Case Keenum
(Vikings)
Casey Hayward
(Chargers)
Cameron Jordan
(Saints)
Justin Tucker
(Ravens)
Greg Zuerlein
(Rams)
13[93] Josh McCown
(Jets)
Russell Wilson
(Seahawks)
Eric Weddle
(Ravens)
Dean Lowry
(Packers)
Chris Boswell
(Steelers)
Robbie Gould
(49ers)
14[94] Ben Roethlisberger
(Steelers)
Jonathan Stewart
(Panthers)
Xavien Howard
(Dolphins)
Deion Jones
(Falcons)
Jaydon Mickens
(Jaguars)
Trevor Davis
(Packers)
15[95] Rob Gronkowski
(Patriots)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Marcus Peters
(Chiefs)
Darius Slay
(Lions)
Sam Koch
(Ravens)
Robbie Gould
(49ers)
16[96] Dion Lewis
(Patriots)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Mike Hilton
(Steelers)
Harrison Smith
(Vikings)
Harrison Butker
(Chiefs)
Damiere Byrd
(Panthers)
17[97] Philip Rivers
(Chargers)
Chris Godwin
(Buccaneers)
Kevin Byard
(Titans)
Ezekiel Ansah
(Lions)
JuJu Smith-Schuster
(Steelers)
Matt Bryant
(Falcons)
Dec.[98] Le'Veon Bell
(Steelers)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Jordan Poyer
(Bills)
Chandler Jones
(Cardinals)
Harrison Butker
(Chiefs)
Robbie Gould
(49ers)
Week FedEx Air
Player of the Week
(Quarterbacks)[99]
FedEx Ground
Player of the Week
(Running backs)[99]
Pepsi
Rookie of the Week[100]
Castrol Edge
Clutch Performer
of the Week[101]
1 Alex Smith
(Chiefs)
Kareem Hunt
(Chiefs)
Kareem Hunt
(Chiefs)
Alex Smith
(Chiefs)
2 Trevor Siemian
(Broncos)
C. J. Anderson
(Broncos)
Tyus Bowser
(Ravens)
Trevor Siemian
(Broncos)
3 Tom Brady
(Patriots)
Kareem Hunt
(Chiefs)
Jake Elliott
(Eagles)
Jake Elliott
(Eagles)
4 Deshaun Watson
(Texans)
Le'Veon Bell
(Steelers)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Deshaun Watson
(Texans)
5 Carson Wentz
(Eagles)
Leonard Fournette
(Jaguars)
Aaron Jones
(Packers)
Aaron Rodgers
(Packers)
6 Carson Wentz
(Eagles)
Adrian Peterson
(Cardinals)
Marshon Lattimore
(Saints)
Mark Ingram
(Saints)
7 Derek Carr
(Raiders)
Aaron Jones
(Packers)
Aaron Jones
(Packers)
Carson Wentz
(Eagles)
8 Russell Wilson
(Seahawks)
LeSean McCoy
(Bills)
Marshon Lattimore
(Saints)
Russell Wilson
(Seahawks)
9 Jay Cutler
(Dolphins)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Carson Wentz
(Eagles)
10 Case Keenum
(Vikings)
Mark Ingram
(Saints)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Mark Ingram
(Saints)
11 Drew Brees
(Saints)
Mark Ingram
(Saints)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Drew Brees
(Saints)
12 Philip Rivers
(Chargers)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Antonio Brown
(Steelers)
13 Alex Smith
(Chiefs)
Jamaal Williams
(Packers)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Aaron Jones
(Packers)
14 Ben Roethlisberger
(Steelers)
LeSean McCoy
(Bills)
Jamaal Williams
(Packers)
Davante Adams
(Packers)
15 Jimmy Garoppolo
(49ers)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Marshon Lattimore
(Saints)
Jimmy Garoppolo
(49ers)
16 Jared Goff
(Rams)
Todd Gurley
(Rams)
Marshon Lattimore
(Saints)
Jimmy Garoppolo
(49ers)
17 Philip Rivers
(Chargers)
Orleans Darkwa
(Giants)
Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Tyler Boyd
(Bengals)
Month Rookie of the Month
Offensive Defensive
Sept.[102] Kareem Hunt
(Chiefs)
Tre'Davious White
(Bills)
Oct.[103] Deshaun Watson
(Texans)
Marshon Lattimore
(Saints)
Nov.[104] Alvin Kamara
(Saints)
Reuben Foster
(49ers)
Dec.[105] Kareem Hunt
(Chiefs)
Marshon Lattimore
(Saints)

Head coaching and front office personnel changes

Head coaches

Offseason

Team 2016 head coach 2016 interim 2017 replacement Reason for leaving Notes
Buffalo Bills Rex Ryan Anthony Lynn Sean McDermott Fired Ryan was fired with one week remaining in the 2016 regular season and a 15–16 record with no playoff appearances in two seasons.[106]

Lynn began the 2016 season as running backs coach, then moved to offensive coordinator when Greg Roman was fired in week 3, then interim head coach after the Ryans' dismissal. Lynn lost his one game as interim head coach.[107]

Former Carolina Panthers' defensive coordinator Sean McDermott was named as the Bills' new head coach on January 11, 2017.[108] This marks McDermott's first head coaching job.

Denver Broncos Gary Kubiak Vance Joseph Retired Kubiak retired from coaching after two seasons due to health concerns, with a victory in Super Bowl 50 and a 24–10 record, including postseason games.[109] Kubiak would later return to the Broncos six months later, working for their front office as a Senior Personnel Advisor.

Joseph, who spent the previous season as the Miami Dolphins' defensive coordinator, was hired on January 11, 2017,[110] marking his first head coaching position.

Jacksonville Jaguars Gus Bradley Doug Marrone Fired Bradley was fired with two weeks remaining in the 2016 season and a 14–48 (.226) record with no playoff appearances in four seasons.[111]

Marrone, the Jaguars' offensive line coach, was previously head coach of the Buffalo Bills from 2013 to 2014; he went 1–1 in his two games as interim head coach of the Jaguars.[112] On January 9, 2017, the Jaguars announced that Marrone would be named permanent head coach.[113]

Los Angeles Chargers Mike McCoy Anthony Lynn McCoy was fired after four seasons, with one playoff appearance and a 27–37 record.[114]

Lynn was hired as the Chargers' new head coach on January 12, 2017.[115] He previously coached one game as interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills in 2016, with an 0–1 record.

Los Angeles Rams Jeff Fisher John Fassel Sean McVay Fisher was fired after going 4–9 through the first 13 games of the 2016 season, and 31–45–1 (.414) in his five-year tenure with the Rams, with no playoff appearances.[116]

Fassel, the son of former NFL head coach Jim Fassel, has been the Rams' special teams coach since 2012; he went 0–3 in the interim.

On January 12, former Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Sean McVay was named head coach. At the time of his hiring, McVay was 30 years old, making him the youngest head coach in NFL history (excluding the player-coaches of the 1920s).

San Francisco 49ers Chip Kelly Kyle Shanahan Kelly was fired after one season with a 2–14 record.[117][118]

Shanahan, who most recently served as the Atlanta Falcons' offensive coordinator, was named the new coach of the 49ers on February 6, 2017.[119] This marked Shanahan's first head coaching position.

In-season

Team 2017 head coach Reason for leaving Interim replacement Notes
New York Giants Ben McAdoo Fired Steve Spagnuolo McAdoo became the Giants' head coach in 2016, leading the Giants to a 13–15 (.464) record over the course of parts of two seasons. After accruing a 2–10 (.167) record and benching popular starter Eli Manning (who at the time held the longest active streak as a starting NFL quarterback) during the season, he was fired on December 4, and replaced in the interim by defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, who was previously the St. Louis Rams' head coach from 2009 to 2011.[120]

Front office personnel

Offseason

Team Position 2016 office holder Reason for leaving 2017 office holder Notes
San Francisco 49ers GM Trent Baalke Fired John Lynch Baalke, who spent the past twelve years with the team, informed KNBR-AM in San Francisco on January 1, 2017, that he had been fired.[118][121] On January 29, 2017, Lynch, a former player and broadcaster, was named the general manager of the San Francisco 49ers; it is his first front office position.[122][123]
Jacksonville Jaguars EVP-FO position created Tom Coughlin Coughlin, the team's inaugural head coach, was rehired as executive vice president of football operations on January 9, 2017. He had spent the 2016 season out of football after several years of coaching the New York Giants.
Indianapolis Colts GM Ryan Grigson Fired Chris Ballard Grigson was relieved of his duties as Colts general manager on January 21, 2017.[124] On January 30, 2017, Chris Ballard, who had spent the past four seasons as director of football operations for the Kansas City Chiefs, was named the new GM of the Colts.
Washington Redskins GM Scot McCloughan Vacant McCloughan was fired on March 9, 2017, after two seasons with the Redskins.[125] Doug Williams was named senior vice president of player personnel on June 13, 2017.[126]
Buffalo Bills GM Doug Whaley Brandon Beane Whaley was fired the morning of April 30, 2017, immediately following the draft. He had spent seven seasons with the Bills, four of them as general manager.[127] Brandon Beane, who had spent the previous 19 seasons with the Carolina Panthers (most recently as assistant general manager), was hired as the new general manager on May 9, 2017.[128]
Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey Brett Veach Dorsey was unexpectedly fired on June 22, 2017, after four seasons.[129] Brett Veach, who had spent the past four seasons as the Chiefs co-director of player personnel, was promoted to general manager on July 10, 2017.[130]
Carolina Panthers GM Dave Gettleman Marty Hurney Gettleman was also unexpectedly fired after four seasons on July 17, 2017.[131] Marty Hurney, who was the Panthers' GM from 2002 to 2012, was rehired as the interim general manager for the 2017 season and was later named general manager on a permanent basis.[132][133]

In-season

Team Position 2017 office holder Reason for leaving Interim replacement Notes
New York Giants GM Jerry Reese Fired Kevin Abrams Having been in the organization since 1994, Reese was the Giants GM since 2007, leading them to two Super Bowl championships and several years of success. He was fired on December 4 along with head coach Ben McAdoo.[120] He was replaced in the interim by former Detroit Lions cornerback Kevin Abrams, who has no previous front office experience.[134]
Cleveland Browns VP/GM Sashi Brown John Dorsey Brown was fired on December 7. Brown, who had served as the team's lawyer since 2013, was given the duties of general manager in 2016 despite no prior experience in football. He was considered responsible for trading away the high round draft picks that ended up being Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson. In addition, he failed to follow through on a trade for Bengals backup quarterback AJ McCarron, which was contributed to him simply failing to inform the league of the trade in time.[135] Later that day, the Browns named former Kansas City Chiefs GM John Dorsey as their new GM. As general manager in Kansas City from 2013 to 2016, the Chiefs recorded a 43–21 (.672) record.[136]

Stadiums

Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons played their first season at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, after playing in the Georgia Dome for the previous 25 seasons. The Georgia Dome was demolished by implosion on the morning of November 20, 2017.

Relocations

San Diego Chargers' relocation to Los Angeles

On January 12, 2017, the San Diego Chargers exercised their option to relocate to Los Angeles as the Los Angeles Chargers. They will be joining the Los Angeles Rams as tenants in their new stadium, SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California when that stadium is complete in 2020. For the time being, the Chargers are playing at the 30,000 seat StubHub Center in Carson, California, the smallest venue (in terms of number of seats) the league has used for a full season since 1956.[2]

Oakland Raiders' relocation to Las Vegas

On January 19, 2017, the Oakland Raiders filed paperwork to relocate to Las Vegas, Nevada. The NFL officially approved the Raiders relocation to Las Vegas on March 27. Unlike the Chargers, the Raiders will remain at the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum through at the 2018 and 2019 seasons while Allegiant Stadium is built, with the team moving to Nevada in 2020.[137]

Attendance

The Los Angeles Rams, who had capped season ticket sales at 55,000 for the 2017 season, announced to have 60,128 spectators in the first home game on week 1. However, reports estimate that spectators only filled a third of the 93,607 seats of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.[138] The Los Angeles Chargers did not sell out their week 2 game at the StubHub Center, which was never expanded to 30,000 seats as originally stated and has typically had less than 26,000 fans in attendance.[139] When the StubHub Center was at capacity, the majority of the fans present were supporters of the opposing team. Among the most notable examples was the October 1 game against Philadelphia Eagles being a mainly pro-Philadelphia crowd.[140][141]

The San Francisco 49ers reported a Week 3 attendance total that exceeded the capacity of Levi's Stadium, even as wide swaths of empty seats were seen throughout the game.[142] This followed similar sparse attendance for the 49ers' home opener.[143] Even the Dallas Cowboys, a team whose fan base is among the largest in the United States, played their week 13 Thursday Night Football game in front of a half-empty AT&T Stadium.[144] The lifting of the league's blackout policy was cited as one factor in the decline in ticket sales, as viewers would rather watch from the comfort of their homes, especially when weather conditions were less than ideal. At a Colts-Bills game held in blinding lake-effect snow on December 10, scalpers said they had not sold any tickets, an extreme rarity.[145] A majority of television sets in all Western New York were tuned into some portion of the game, the highest viewership for a non-Super Bowl NFL game in the region since record-keeping began.[146]

New uniforms and patches

  • Twenty-five teams transitioned to Nike's new uniform template.[147] While most teams have just transitioned to it without any actual changes to the uniforms themselves, the New Orleans Saints,[148] Cincinnati Bengals,[149] and Los Angeles Rams[150] uniforms are the most noticeable in it, fixing their collars in the process.
  • The Detroit Lions unveiled new uniforms on April 13, 2017, eliminating all black elements from the uniform and logo. They added a new alternate uniform as well as a new Color Rush uniform.[151]
  • The Los Angeles Rams announced they would be switching their primary helmets to white and blue, similar to their Color Rush helmets. The team had fans vote on the color of their facemask, which would be white, and the design of their pants, which would be white with a blue stripe. The Rams also announced that they would explore a full rebrand in the near future.[152]
  • The Cincinnati Bengals will wear a patch to commemorate their 50th season.[153]
  • The San Francisco 49ers have altered their sleeve striping from 3 stripes to 2 stripes.[154]
  • The Seattle Seahawks dedicated their season to former Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, who died on May 23, 2017, by wearing a #96 decal on their helmets.[155]
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear a patch to honor their former chairman, the late Dan Rooney, who died in April, at the age of 84. The patch will feature a shamrock, with Rooney's initials "DMR". The last time the Steelers wore a jersey patch was when Art Rooney died in 1988. They also donned a helmet decal to honor Chuck Noll, who died in 2014.[156]
  • The Dallas Cowboys will wear blue jerseys at home on a more regular basis, marking the first time the team has worn blue jerseys at home outside of Thanksgiving games since the NFL allowed teams to wear white jerseys at home in 1964. Despite the team's well-documented blue jersey "jinx", player preference as well as stronger retail sales of the navy blue jerseys over the white ones have prompted the team's decision. The blue jerseys will be worn for "high-profile" games at AT&T Stadium.[157]
  • The New York Giants wore a #14 decal on their helmets to honor Y. A. Tittle, who died on October 8, 2017.[158] Later, they would wear a "JHT" patch from Week 10 onwards, in honor of Joan Tisch, the mother of Giants co-owner Steve Tisch, who died on November 2, 2017.[159]
  • The Buffalo Bills wore their all-red Color Rush uniforms when they faced the Indianapolis Colts in the aforementioned December 10 "snow game", the first team to do so on a Sunday, and the fourth team overall.[160]
  • All current and former Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award winners will wear a patch on their jerseys in perpetuity to acknowledge to recognize their outstanding contributions to the game and to their communities. Similarly, current nominees will wear a decal on their helmets for the rest of the season.[161]
  • The Atlanta Falcons wore their all red color rush jerseys with black numbers against the Saints on December 7, 2017. The numbers were a classic form of numbers. The alternate has the regular Falcon unlike the other alternate. The regular Atlanta Falcons' alternate is a black jersey, with a black helmet, and on the black helmet is the original Falcons logo.[162]

Media

Broadcast rights

Television

This was the fourth season under the current broadcast contracts with ESPN, CBS, Fox, and NBC. This included "cross-flexing" (switching) Sunday Afternoon games between CBS and Fox before or during the season (regardless of the conference of the visiting team). NBC continued to air Sunday Night Football, the annual Kickoff game, and the primetime Thanksgiving game, and broadcast Super Bowl LII. ESPN continued to air Monday Night Football and the Pro Bowl. This also was the second and final year of the current Thursday Night Football contract with CBS, NBC, and NFL Network.

Along with ESPN's Wild Card game on ABC, ESPN announced on May 24, 2017, that the 2018 Pro Bowl would also be simulcast on ABC, marking the return of the Pro Bowl to ABC for the first time since 2003.[163] For the first 9 weeks of the regular season, ESPN2 simulcast ESPN Deportes' Spanish-language Monday Night Football broadcasts; this served as filler programming for the channel until the start of its Monday-night college basketball broadcasts.[164]

Although never explicitly announced, the league continued the moratorium on its blackout policy, ensuring all games would be televised in the market of their home teams regardless of ticket sales.[165]

Because of fog and smoke obstruction, NBC was forced to televise large portions of two of their Sunday Night Football games from the skycam angle. Positive reception led NBC to experiment with increased usage of the angle as a primary view during its November 16 and December 14 Thursday Night Football telecasts. Because the angle distorts distance, the traditional sideline camera angle was used for close-yardage situations such as the red zone.[166]

Digital

In over-the-top rights, Amazon Video acquired non-exclusive streaming rights to the 10 broadcast television Thursday Night Football games for $50 million. These streams are exclusive to paid Amazon Prime subscribers, in contrast to Twitter, which held the rights to the same package in 2016 and had made those streams free to most of the world.[167][168]

Verizon Communications acquired international streaming rights to an NFL London Game between the Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars, in a similar arrangement to the 2015 game that was streamed by Yahoo!—which was acquired by Verizon in 2017. The game was streamed by Yahoo and other Verizon-owned platforms, including AOL, go90, and Complex.[169][170] NFL Network remains a partner with Twitter for online content, including its new streaming news program NFL Blitz Live.[171][172] The NFL also reached a deal with Facebook in September 2017 to offer video highlights following games, and streaming programs on the service's new Watch platform.[173]

This was the final season of the NFL's exclusive mobile streaming contract with Verizon Wireless; the league intended to no longer have a single exclusive partner going forward, citing changes to viewing habits.[174] On December 11, 2017, the NFL announced that it had agreed to a new 5-year, $2.5 billion digital rights agreement with Verizon, allowing it to stream in-market Sunday afternoon games, as well as all nationally televised games, across its mobile platforms. Unlike the previous deal, these streams are no longer exclusive to Verizon Wireless subscribers, as Verizon planned to leverage the divisions of its digital media subsidiary Oath (including the aforementioned Yahoo) as a platform to promote these streams to a larger audience, as well as other digital content and expanded highlights rights. As part of the agreement, Verizon began allowing access to its existing mobile streams to non-customers for the 2017-18 playoffs.[175] As the new contract is non-exclusive, the NFL's television partners may negotiate to add the mobile streaming rights that were reserved to Verizon under the previous contract; NBC was the first to do so.[176]

Two new international digital rights deals led to user criticism over their quality of service. In Canada, NFL Sunday Ticket shifted from distribution through television providers to the over-the-top provider DAZN, while in Europe, Deltatre took over European distribution of NFL Game Pass and launched new mobile apps. Both services faced criticism over their streaming quality, while Delatre's app faced criticism for having bugs and initially lacking features seen in the previous version of the platform. The Independent exposed that Deltatre had also issued an internal e-mail instructing its employees to give the apps 5-star reviews. DAZN subsequently announced that it would return to distributing Sunday Ticket through Canadian television providers in addition to their OTT service.[177][178]

Radio

This was the final season of the NFL's existing national radio contract with Westwood One.[179] Entravision (in the last year of a three-year deal)[180] and ESPN Deportes Radio split Spanish broadcast rights.[181]

Commercials

The league has sought to reduce the number of standard commercial breaks (media timeouts) on its telecasts from 21 to 16, four in each quarter, with each break extended by one additional 30-second commercial. One particular scenario the league sought to eliminate is the "double-up," in which a network cuts to a commercial after a scoring play, then airs the kickoff, and again goes to commercial before play from scrimmage resumes. Under the proposal, the league will allow networks to cut to commercial during instant replay reviews, which it had not been allowed to do before. Commissioner Roger Goodell stated that the changes are being made in an attempt to consolidate downtime between the actual game play so that there are fewer and less noticeable interruptions; he does not expect the changes to have an appreciable impact on the real-time length of a game, which currently clocks in at slightly over three hours.[182]

The NFL has also, as a trial, lifted its ban on the broadcast of commercials for distilled spirits during its telecasts. However, they are subject to restrictions; a maximum of four liquor ads may be broadcast per-game, along with two per-pregame and postgame show. These ads may not contain football-related themes or target underage viewers, and must contain a "prominent social responsibility message".[183][184]

Personnel changes

Tony Romo, who announced his retirement as a player on April 4, 2017, joined CBS, where he replaced Phil Simms as lead color commentator. Simms and Nate Burleson, who comes over from NFL Network, will replace Tony Gonzalez and Bart Scott on CBS's pregame show, The NFL Today.[185][186] Jay Cutler also announced his retirement from professional football on May 5 and was slated to join Fox as a color analyst for its NFL coverage;[187] he later rescinded that announcement in August and joined the Miami Dolphins.[188] Gonzalez will move to Fox, where he will join Fox NFL Kickoff; upon his departure, Gonzalez stated that he wished to pursue opportunities closer to his home in California, rather than travel to New York weekly to appear on CBS. James Lofton, coming over from radio, will replace Solomon Wilcots as a CBS analyst.[189]

On May 31, 2017, it was announced that Mike Tirico would replace Al Michaels on play-by-play on NBC's portion of the Thursday Night Football package, joined by Cris Collinsworth.[190] The NFL had previously required this role to be filled by NBC's lead broadcast team of Michaels and Collinsworth; Tirico called a limited slate of games in 2016, including several NBC-broadcast games as a fill-in for Michaels (who voluntarily took several games off due to the increased number he was calling that season), and as part of a secondary team for selected games the TNF package.[191][192] He will also succeed Bob Costas as the lead studio host for NBC.[193][194] However, due to its proximity to the 2018 Winter Olympics (where he also succeeded Bob Costas as lead host), Tirico did not participate in NBC's Super Bowl LII coverage.[195]

Beth Mowins became the second woman to call play-by-play for a national NFL broadcast, following Gayle Sierens in 1987, when she served as play-by-play announcer for the nightcap in ESPN's Week 1 Monday Night doubleheader, with Rex Ryan as her color commentator.[196] In an unusual case of a broadcaster working for two networks in the same season, Mowins also called a regional game for CBS in Weeks 3, 15 and 17, with Jay Feely as her partner.[197]

Also, this would end up being the last season for the Monday Night Football broadcast team of Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, and Lisa Salters. Gruden would return to coaching the next year for the Oakland Raiders, while McDonough would return to doing College Football for ESPN, although Salters will still be on MNF. McDonough will be replaced by Joe Tessitore, who has done work for ESPN as a College Football announcer, like McDonough, while Jason Witten, who would end up retiring after this season, will replace Gruden, with Booger McFarland, being added as a field analyst.

Most watched regular season games

Rank Date Matchup Network Viewers (millions) TV rating [198] Window Significance
1 December 17, 4:25 ET New England Patriots 27 Pittsburgh Steelers 24 CBS 26.9 15.2 Late DH[a] 2016 AFC Championship rematch
2 November 23, 4:30 ET Los Angeles Chargers 28 Dallas Cowboys 6 26.3 11.1 Thanksgiving
3 September 17, 4:25 ET Dallas Cowboys 17 Denver Broncos 42 Fox 26.0 14.3 Late DH[b]
4 November 23, 12:30 ET Minnesota Vikings 30 Detroit Lions 23 24.7 11.4 Thanksgiving Lions–Vikings rivalry
5 September 10, 8:30 ET New York Giants 3 Dallas Cowboys 19 NBC 24.4 13.4 SNF Cowboys–Giants Rivalry
6 October 8, 4:25 ET Green Bay Packers 35 Dallas Cowboys 31 Fox 23.9 13.6 Late DH[c] Cowboys–Packers Rivalry
7 December 10, 4:25 ET Philadelphia Eagles 43 Los Angeles Rams 35 23.8 13.7 Late DH[d]
8 December 24, 4:25 ET Seattle Seahawks 21 Dallas Cowboys 12 23.0 12.2 Late DH[e]
9 September 10, 4:25 ET Seattle Seahawks 9 Green Bay Packers 17 22.8 12.7 Late DH[f] 2014 NFC Championship rematch
10 November 12, 4:25 ET Dallas Cowboys 7 Atlanta Falcons 27 22.0 12.8 Late DH[g]

*Note — Late DH matchups listed in table are the matchups that were shown to the largest percentage of the market.

  1. ^ NE/PIT was shown in 91% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of CBS coverage.
  2. ^ DAL/DEN was shown in 81% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  3. ^ GB/DAL was shown in 99% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage, with the Bay Area being the only market not airing the game.
  4. ^ PHI/LAR was shown in 90% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  5. ^ SEA/DAL was shown in 89% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  6. ^ SEA/GB was shown in 89% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  7. ^ DAL/ATL was shown in 86% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.

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