2019 NFL 시즌 - 2019 NFL season

2019 National Football League 시즌
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2019 년 내내 사용 된 NFL의 100 주년 상징
정규 시즌
지속 2019 년 9 월 5 일 2019 년 12 월 29 일 (2019-09-05) (2019-12-29)
플레이 오프
시작일 2020 년 1 월 4 일
AFC 챔피언 Kansas City Chiefs
NFC 챔피언 샌프란시스코 49ers
슈퍼 볼 LIV
데이트 2020 년 2 월 2 일
대지 하드 록 스타디움 , 마이애미 가든, 플로리다
챔피언 Kansas City Chiefs
프로 볼
데이트 2020 년 1 월 26 일
대지 캠핑 월드 스타디움 , 올랜도, 플로리다

2019 NFL 시즌 이었다 100 번째 시즌미국 축구 리그 (NFL). 시즌은 2019 년 9 월 5 일 NFL 킥오프 게임 으로 시작되었습니다.이 경기 에서는 Green Bay PackersChicago Bears를 10-3으로 물리 쳤습니다 . 시즌은 2020 년 2 월 2 일 플로리다 주 마이애미의 하드 록 스타디움 에서 미국 축구 컨퍼런스 (AFC) 챔피언 캔자스 시티 치프스미국 축구 컨퍼런스 (NFC) 챔피언 샌프란시스코 사이 에서 리그 챔피언십 게임 인 Super Bowl LIV로 마무리되었습니다. 49ers. Chiefs는 49ers를 31-20으로 물리 치고 두 번째 Super Bowl 챔피언십에서 우승했습니다. 이것은 12 팀 플레이 오프 형식의 마지막 NFL 시즌이었습니다.

선수 움직임

2019 NFL 리그 연도 및 거래 기간은 3 월 13 일에 시작되었습니다. 3 월 8 일에 팀은 계약에 옵션 조항이있는 선수를 위해 2019 옵션을 행사하고, 보류중인 제한된 FA에게 적격 제안을 제출하고 최소 급여 입찰을 제출할 수있었습니다. 누적 된 FA 크레딧 시즌이 3 개 미만인 2018 년 계약이 만료되는 플레이어에게 독점 협상 권한을 유지합니다. 팀은 "상위 51"정의를 사용하여 연봉 상한선 아래에 있어야했습니다 (팀에서 가장 높은 연봉을받는 51 명의 선수는 합산 연봉 상한선을 가져야합니다). 3 월 11 일, 클럽은 무제한 FA가 될 선수의 에이전트와 연락하여 계약 협상을 시작할 수있었습니다.

자유 계약

자유 계약은 3 월 13 일에 시작되었습니다.

거래

2019 년 리그 연도에는 다음과 같은 주목할만한 거래가 이루어졌습니다.

주목할만한 은퇴

기타 은퇴

초안

2019 NFL 초안은 4 월 25 ~ 27 개최되었다 내쉬빌, 테네시 . [24] 애리조나 세인트루이스는 선택 오클라호마 쿼터백 카 일러 머레이를 제 전반적으로 선택.

변경 관리

규칙 변경

다음 규칙 변경은 3 월 26 일 NFL 오너스 회의에서 2019 시즌에 승인되었습니다. [32]

  • 2018 시즌 의 실험적 킥오프 규칙을 영구적으로 만드십시오 .
  • 필드의 모든 블라인드 사이드 블록을 폐기하십시오 (퍼스널 파울, 15 야드).
  • 1 년 간의 실험으로 다음 경기를 검토 가능하게 만들고, 전반전 마지막 2:00 이후에 코치의 챌린지에 따라 각 전반전 또는 전체 연장전 2 분 경고 후 부스 검토를받습니다.
    • 호출 여부에 관계없이 통과 간섭 (2019 년 6 월 수정)
    • 벌칙에 의해 무효화되는 득점 플레이 및 턴 오버.
    • 모든 추가 점 또는 2 점 변환 시도.
  • 소유권 변경 후 이중 파울이 적용되는 방식을 변경합니다. 마지막으로 소유 한 팀은 집행 지점에서 공을 유지합니다. 시행 지점이 터치 백 후인 경우 공은 20 야드 라인 (펀트 또는 턴 오버 후) 또는 25 야드 라인 (프리킥)에 배치됩니다. 집행 지점이 엔드 존에 있으면 볼은 1 야드 라인에 배치됩니다.
  • 놓친 필드 골이지면에 닿기 전에 엔드 존에서 터치되고 스 크리 미지 라인 뒤의 어느 팀이 볼을 터치 한 경우 스 크리 미지 킥 규칙을 적용합니다.
  • 팀이 시도 또는 후속 킥오프에서 터치 다운 중에 저지른 개인 파울 또는 비신사적 행동 페널티를 집행하도록 허용합니다. 이전에는이 ​​파울이 다음 킥오프에 적용되어야했습니다.
  • 경기를 축하하기 위해 경기장에 들어온 유니폼을 입지 않은 개인은 비신사적 행동 페널티를 받게됩니다 (15 야드, 수비팀 인 경우 자동 선발).
  • 명백한 "축구"플레이를하는 플레이어는 즉시 실격 될 위험이 있습니다. 이전에는 이것이 "비 축구"플레이를하는 플레이어로 제한되었습니다.

추가 규칙 변경이 원래 2018 년 NFL 전달 규칙에 지어진이 제한 헬멧을 원래 2018 년에 승인 된 23에서 34 리그 승인 모델 목록까지 할아버지 절 이전 착용하는 선수를 기존의 수 비 승인 헬멧이 만료되었으며 32 명의 플레이어가 헬멧을 교체해야했습니다. [33] 2019 년 5 월 NFL은 오클라호마 훈련 , "반지 속의 황소"및 기타 고 접촉 훈련을 팀 관행에서 금지 했습니다. [34] 2019 년 6 월, 리그는 패스 간섭 플레이 검토와 관련된 2019 년 3 월 임시 규칙 변경을 다음과 같이 명확히했습니다. [35]

  • 통과 간섭 체류 검토와 관련하여 2019 년 3 월에 통과 된 초기 규칙입니다.
  • 통과 간섭이 발생했거나 발생하지 않았다는 명확하고 명백한 증거가있는 경우에만 판결이 변경됩니다 (다른 재생 검토의 표준과 동일).
  • 모든 패스 플레이는 " Hail Mary "플레이를 포함하여 패스 간섭에 대한 검토를받습니다 .

시즌 중간에 경쟁위원회의 명시적인 승인없이 또 다른 규칙이 도입되었습니다.

  • 드롭 킥 은 더 이상 킥오프에 사용할 수 없습니다. 이 판결은 볼티모어 레이븐 스가 캔자스 시티 족장을 상대로 한 드롭 킥을 사용한 후에 나왔습니다 . 레이븐 스는 드롭킥을 사용할 수있는 허가를 받았지만 경기가 끝난 후 리그 사무실은지면에 닿은 직후에 킥을하지 않았다고 주장하는 것 외에 무엇이 불법인지 명시하지 않고 그 기동이 불법이라고 주장했습니다. 킥은 실제로 땅에 닿은 직후에 킥되었음을 증명했습니다.) 경기 관계자는 경기 중에 킥이 벌칙없이 서 있도록 허용했습니다. [36] 이 규칙 변경은 시애틀 시호크스 가 2018 년에 여러 차례의 드롭킥 킥오프를 시도한 이후에도 발생했습니다. [37]

2019 년 사망

프로 축구 명예의 전당 회원

Pat Bowlen : Bowlen은 1984 년부터 Denver Broncos를 소유했습니다 . 그의 Broncos는 재임 기간 동안 세 번의 슈퍼 볼 ( XXXII , XXXIII50 ) 에서 우승했습니다 . 그는 2019 년 입회했지만 입회식 전인 6 월 13 일 75 세의 나이로 알츠하이머 병 합병증으로 사망했다 . 승계 계획의 조건에 따라 팀은 Bowlen의 5 명의 생존 자녀 중 팀을 상속 할 5 명의 자녀가 결정될 때까지 오랜 임원 인 Joe Ellis 가 이끄는 신탁에 의해 운영됩니다 . [38]

Willie Brown : Brown은 Denver Broncos (1963–1966)에서 처음 4 시즌을 보냈고 Oakland Raiders (1967–1978)에서 마지막 12 시즌을 보냈으며 Raiders 와 함께 Super Bowl XI 에서 우승했습니다 . 브라운은 또한 9 번의 프로 볼러였으며 1984 년 프로 축구 명예의 전당에 안치되었습니다. 그는 10 월 22 일 78 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.

Nick Buoniconti : 2001 년 명예의 전당에 입성 한 Buoniconti는 1962 ~ 1968 년 보스턴 패트리어츠 와 7 시즌을, 1969 ~ 1974 년 및 1976 년 마이애미 돌핀스7 시즌을 더한 8 번의 프로 볼 라인 배커였습니다 . 1972 년1973 년에 돌고래와 함께하는 두 개의 슈퍼 볼 . Buoniconti는 7 월 30 일 78 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.

Forrest Gregg : 경비원 인 Gregg는 1960 년대 패 커스 왕조의 일원 인 Green Bay Packers 와 함께 연주 경력의 마지막 시즌을 제외한 모든 시간을 보냈습니다 . 마지막 해에 그는 Dallas Cowboys 팀이 Super Bowl VI에서 우승 하도록 도왔습니다 . Gregg는 자격을 얻은 첫해 인 1977 년에 명예의 전당에 입성했습니다. 그는 또한 1970 년대 말, 1980 년대 및 1990 년대에 NFL, 대학 축구 및 캐나다 축구 리그 에서 덜 유명한 코칭 경력을 쌓았으며 1981 년 신시내티 벵갈 스 를 AFC 챔피언십으로 이끌었고 슈퍼 볼 XVI 에서 패배했습니다 . 샌프란시스코 49ers . 그레그는 4 월 12 일 85 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.

Jim Langer : NFL 11 시즌 동안 센터에서 활약 한 Langer는 부 오니 콘티와 함께 ​​마이애미 돌핀스와 함께 9 번, 미네소타 바이킹스와 함께 2 번은 1987 년 명예의 전당에 이름을 올렸습니다. 그는 8 월 29 일 71 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.

Gino Marchetti : Marchetti는 NFL에서 14 시즌을 뛰었고 볼티모어 콜츠 와 함께 13 시즌을 뛰었습니다 . Marchetti는 두 번의 NFL 챔피언십에서 우승하고 11 개의 Pro Bowls에 선정되었으며 Colts와 함께 1 군 올 프로 지명을 받았습니다. 그는 1972 년 명예의 전당에 입성했습니다. Marchetti는 4 월 29 일 93 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.

Bart Starr : Starr는 전체 16 년 (1956-1971) 경력 동안 Green Bay Packers에서 쿼터백을했고, 그 시즌의 마지막 12 년 동안 팀의 확실한 선발 선수였습니다. 그는 1960 년대에 팀이이긴 5 개의 NFL 챔피언십 모두에서 Packers의 선발 쿼터백이었으며 처음 두 번의 세계 챔피언십 게임 에서 가장 가치있는 선수 였습니다 . 그는 또한 1975 년부터 1983 년까지 Packers의 수석 코치로 9 시즌 출전했지만 9 시즌 중 2 시즌 만이 우승 시즌이었습니다 (그 중 하나는 1982 년, 스트라이크로 단축되었으며 Starr의 유일한 플레이 오프 모습이기도합니다.) 코치). 스타는 1977 년 명예의 전당에 입성했습니다. 그는 5 월 26 일 85 세의 나이로 사망했습니다.

팀 소유자

Bill Bidwill : Bidwill은 1960 년대부터 Arizona Cardinals 의 소유주였습니다 . 그는 10 월 2 일 88 세의 나이로 사망했습니다. Bidwill의 아버지 Charles 가 1933 년 팀을 인수 한 이래로 Bidwill 가족은 Cardinals와 관련이 있습니다 . 그의 아들 Michael 은 그의 아버지를 계승 할 것으로 예상됩니다.

Barron Hilton : Hilton은 1960 년부터 1966 년까지 Los Angeles Chargers 의 원래 소유자였습니다 . 그는 아메리칸 풋볼 리그 (1966 년에 매각 된 힐튼, Kenneth S. Adams, Jr. (딸과 손자) 의 2 세대 및 3 세대 상속인) 를 설립 한 오너 그룹 인 Foolish Club 의 마지막 살아있는 멤버였습니다 . )와 Lamar Hunt (아들)는 클럽을 계속 운영합니다.)

기타

프리 시즌

2019 시즌 훈련 캠프 는 7 월 말부터 8 월까지 열렸습니다. 팀은 첫 번째 프리 시즌 경기를 시작하기 15 일 전에 훈련 캠프를 시작했습니다. 명예 게임의 프로 축구 회관 하는, 덴버 브롱 코스가 패배 애틀랜타 팔콘 14-10에 의해 전국적으로 방송 8 월 1 일에 연주되었다 NBC 와에서 개최 명예 경기장의 톰 벤슨 홀 에서 캔톤, 오하이오 , 같은 도시 어디 리그는 99 년 전에 설립되었습니다 . 야생마는 소유자 Pat Bowlen (사후)과 전 코너 백 Champ Bailey 가 2019 명예의 전당 클래스 에서 대표되었습니다. , 팔콘은 전 타이트 엔드 Tony Gonzalez 로 대표되었습니다 . [39] [40]

8 월 17 일 Dallas CowboysLos Angeles Rams프로 볼의 홈구장 인 하와이 호놀룰루의 알로하 스타디움 에서 프리 시즌 경기를 치렀습니다 . [41]

8 월 22 일, Oakland RaidersCFLWinnipeg Blue Bombers홈구장 인 Winnipeg의 IG Field 에서 Green Bay Packers를 22-21로 이겼 습니다 . 그것은 말부터 캐나다 땅에 처음 NFL 게임이었다 법안 토론토 시리즈 2013 년 [42] 모자이크 스타디움 에서 레지나, 서스 캐처 원은 게임의 또 다른 잠재적 인 사이트, 그리고 팀이 도시와 지역 스포츠의 협력을 확보했다 프로모터 On Ice Management , 그러나 Saskatchewan Roughriders 러프 라이더가 8 월 24 일 홈 경기 [43] 에 맞춰 필드를 NFL에서 CFL 표준으로 재구성 할 수 없을 것이라고 우려했기 때문에 제안은 ( 위니펙 Blue Bombers 가 그 주말에 자리를 비웠 으므로 일정 충돌이 없었습니다). 골 포스트의 재구성으로 인한 안전 문제로 인해 NFL은 마지막 순간에 경기장을 80 야드로 줄였고 ( 1932 년 이래로 짧은 필드의 NFL 사용이 처음으로 알려진 ) 킥오프를 없앴 습니다. 15 야드 라인의 소유물. [44] 33 명의 Packers 선수들은 선발 쿼터백 Aaron Rodgers를 포함하여 수면에서 뛰기를 거부했습니다 . [45]

NFL 100 주년 프로모션

2018 년 10 월 18 일, NFL은 2019 년 2 월 슈퍼 볼 LIII시작으로 2019 년 내내 100 번째 시즌을 기념 할 것이라고 발표했습니다 . NFL 100 엠블럼은 시즌 동안 모든 NFL 시설의 프로모션에 등장했으며 유니폼에 패치로 착용되었습니다. , 게임 공에 배치하고 필드에 페인트. [46] [47]

시카고 베어스 (디카 터 Staleys으로, 리그의 14 명 창립 멤버 중 하나였다) 2018년 11월 15일에서 2019 년에 걸쳐 기념 이벤트와 자신의 백년 시즌을 기념, 팀은 리그 전체 백년의 사용자 정의 버전을 발표했다 엠블럼 (NFL 브랜드 버전 대신 저지에 착용). [48] 팀은 또한 1936 년 디자인을 기반으로 한 후퇴 저지를 공개했으며 , 두 게임을 위해 입었습니다. [49]

NFL은 램스 RB 토드 걸리 , 당시 자이언츠 WR 오델 베컴 주니어 , 패트리어츠 QB를 포함하여 현재 및 전 NFL 선수 40 명이 참석 한 갈라 디너를 특징으로하는 100 주년 캠페인을 시작하기 위해 슈퍼 볼 LIII 기간 동안 2 분짜리 특별 광고를 방송 했습니다. Tom Brady , 전 Broncos 및 Colts QB Peyton Manning , Hall of Fame WRs Jerry RiceMichael Irvin 및 Hall of Fame QB Terry Bradshaw , [50] NFL 커미셔너 Roger Goodell (환영사를 전달한 사람), NFL 관계자 Ron TorbertSarah Thomas, 바이러스 성 십대 소녀 축구 스타 Samantha Gordon , [51] 및 비디오 게임 스 트리머 Tyler "Ninja"Blevins . 이 광고는 USA 투데이가 개최 한 연례 슈퍼 볼 광고 측정기 설문 조사에서 우승하여 NFL 자체가 처음으로 우승했습니다. [52]

첫 번째 NFL 게임 사이트의 영광에서 리그에 새 인조 잔디 필드를 기부 할 계획이라고 발표했다 트라이앵글 파크 에서 데이턴, 오하이오 , 전자의 홈 필드 데이턴 삼각형을 에 대한 의도, 신시내티 벵갈는 훈련 캠프의 하루를 개최 사이트에서. 그러나 건설이 잠재적으로 아메리카 원주민 매장지를 방해 할 수 있다는 우려로이 프로젝트는시에서 거부되었습니다 . 대신 NFL은 인근 케터링 필드에 잔디를 기증했습니다. [53] 벵갈은 여전히에서 그렇게, 데이턴에서 훈련 캠프 일 열린 환영 경기장 대신. [54] [55] [56]

NFL은 NFL 역사상 획기적인 순간을 기념하기 위해 의도적으로 주간 경기를 계획했습니다. [57]

결과 의미
1 포장업자 10 NFL의 가장 오래 지속되는 경쟁
2 브라운 23 제트기 Monday Night Football 에 방영 된 첫 경기 ; 이 시리즈는 또한 2019 년에 50 번째 시즌을 맞이했습니다. [58]
돌고래 6 카우보이 31 슈퍼 볼 VI
4 충전기 30 돌고래 10 마이애미의 서사시
5 지폐 14 타이탄 7 뮤직 시티 미라클
6 자이언츠 14 애국자 35 Super Bowls XLII ( 1972 년 이후 첫 번째 완벽한 시즌 을 망친 David Tyree헬멧 캐치 ) 및 XLVI
7 해적 24 포장업자 42 슈퍼 볼 II
8 포장업자 31 참모 24 슈퍼 볼 I
9 바이킹 23 참모 26 슈퍼 볼 IV
10 팔콘 26 성도 9 허리케인 카트리나 후 라이벌 게임성도들의 뉴 올리언스 복귀
11 애국자 17 이글스 10 슈퍼 볼 XXXIXLII ( 필리 스페셜 )
12 해적 제트기 34 하이디 게임
13 49ers 17 까마귀 20 슈퍼 볼 XLVII
14 벵갈 19 브라운 27 오하이오 전투 ( NFL이 설립 된 주 ), 두 팀 모두 Paul Brown이 설립
15 콜트 7 성도 34 슈퍼 볼 XLIV
16 해적 24 충전기 17 라이벌 게임 , 홀리 롤러 플레이
17 49ers 26 Seahawks 21 라이벌 게임 , 2013 NFC 챔피언십 ( The Tip ) [59]

정규 시즌

2019 년 정규 시즌 의 256 경기는 2019 년 9 월 5 일부터 시작된 17 주 일정으로 진행되었습니다. 각 리그의 32 개 팀은 각 팀당 1 주일 씩 16 경기 일정을 치렀습니다 . 에 게임이 있었다 월요일 밤 포함과 목요일에, 미국 축구 리그 킥오프 게임 에 게임 추수 감사절 . 정규 시즌은 12 월 29 일 16 경기의 풀 슬레이트로 끝났으며, 모두 2010 년 부터 그랬던 것처럼 디비전 내 매치업이었습니다 .

일정 공식

NFL의 현재 일정 공식에 따라 각 팀은 자신의 디비전에서 다른 세 팀과 두 번 경기했습니다. 또한 팀은 각 회의에서 한 부서의 4 개 팀 모두와 대결했습니다. 한 팀 일정의 마지막 두 경기는 2018 년 각 디비전에서 같은 위치를 차지한 동일한 컨퍼런스의 나머지 두 팀을 상대로했습니다 (예 : 디비전에서 4 위를 차지한 팀이 컨퍼런스에서 다른 3 개 팀을 모두 플레이) 그것도 4 번째로 끝났다). 2019 년의 분할 페어링은 다음과 같습니다.

회의 내
AFC 동부 vs AFC 북부
AFC 서부 vs AFC 남부
NFC 동부 vs NFC 북부
NFC 서부 vs NFC 남부

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

전체 일정은 2019 년 4 월 17 일에 공개되었습니다.

2019 년 시즌 하이라이트 :

토요일 유연한 일정

전체 시즌 일정이 4 월 17 일에 발표되었을 때 리그는 토요일 경기가 16 주차에 열릴 것이라고 발표했습니다. 11 월 12 일 NFL은 12 월 22 일 일요일에서 12 월 21 일 토요일로 3 경기가 이전 될 것이라고 발표했습니다. 휴스턴탬파 베이 는 동부 표준시 오후 1시, 버팔로뉴 잉글랜드 동부 표준시 4시 30 분, 로스 앤젤레스 램스샌프란시스코 오후 8시 15 분, 모두 NFL 네트워크에 있습니다. NFL이 이사 할 수있는 다른 두 게임 ( 디트로이트덴버오클랜드로스 앤젤레스 차저스 )은 12 월 22 일 일요일에 계속되었습니다. [66]

시즌 일정 변경

  • 주 8 : 오클랜드 - 휴스턴 게임은 오후 4시 25분 오후 1 ET에서 이동 된 ET 는 함께 시간 슬롯을 거래 덴버 - 인디애나 폴리스 게임을; 두 게임 모두 CBS에 남아 있습니다 . [67]
  • 주 10 : 캐롤라이나 - 그린 베이의 게임 4:25시 (동부 표준시) 동부 표준시 오후 1시에서 이동되었다; 게임은 Fox에 남아있었습니다 . [68]
  • 11 주차 : The New York JetsWashington 경기는 CBS에서 Fox로 교차 플렉스되었습니다. 게임은 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 계속되었습니다. [68]
  • 12 주차 : 원래 Fox에서 오후 4시 25 분에 있었던 Green Bay – San Francisco 경기가 NBC Sunday Night Football 오후 8시 20 분 ET 타임 슬롯으로 조정되어 원래 예정된 SeattlePhiladelphia 경기를 대체했습니다. 폭스에서 오후 0시 동부 표준시. 또한 Carolina- New Orleans 게임은 Fox에서 CBS 로 교차 플렉스되었고 Miami - Cleveland 게임은 CBS에서 Fox로 교차 플렉스되었습니다. 두 게임의 킥오프 시간은 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 유지되었습니다. [66]
  • 13 주차 : Oakland- Kansas City 게임은 ET PM 1:00 ET에서 4:25 PM ET 로 이동 했습니다. 클리블랜드- 피츠버그 게임 과의 거래 시간 슬롯입니다 . 두 게임 모두 CBS에 남아있었습니다. [69]
  • 주 15 : 버팔로 -Pittsburgh 게임, 원래 CBS 오후 1 동부 표준시 예정은 원래 예정 대체하는 NBC 일요일 밤 축구 동부 표준시 오후 8시 20분 타임 슬롯으로 근육이 수축 된 미네소타 - 로스 앤젤레스 충전기 게임, 이동되었다 CBS에서 오후 4:05. [70]
  • 17 주차 : 원래 Fox에서 오후 4시 25 분으로 예정되었던 샌프란시스코-시애틀 경기가 NFC West 챔피언 을 결정한 이번 시즌 마지막 오후 ​​8시 20 분 ET NBC Sunday Night Football 경기 로 선정되었습니다 . [71] 또한, 플레이 오프와 관련이있는 다음 게임은 동부 표준시 오후 1시에서 동부 표준시 오후 4시 25 분으로 일정이 변경되었습니다 (괄호 안에 네트워크 포함). 테네시 – 휴스턴 (CBS) 워싱턴 – 달라스 (폭스); 필라델피아 – 뉴욕 자이언츠 (폭스). [72] Cleveland– Cincinnati 게임은 CBS에서 Fox로 교차 플렉스되었지만 동부 표준시 오후 1시에 유지되었습니다.

정규 시즌 순위

분할

회의

# 분할 W PCT DIV CONF 위급 신호 SOV STK
디비전 리더
1 볼티모어 까마귀 북쪽 14 2 0 .875 5 ~ 1 10 ~ 2 .494 .484 W12
2 [A] Kansas City Chiefs 서부 12 4 0 .750 6–0 9 ~ 3 .510 .477 W6
3 [a] 뉴 잉글랜드 패트리어츠 동쪽 12 4 0 .750 5 ~ 1 8 ~ 4 .469 .411 L1
4 휴스턴 텍사스 남쪽 10 6 0 .625 4 ~ 2 8 ~ 4 .520 .488 L1
와일드 카드
5 버팔로 빌 동쪽 10 6 0 .625 3 ~ 3 7 ~ 5 .461 .363 L2
6 테네시 타이탄 남쪽 9 7 0 .563 3 ~ 3 7 ~ 5 .488 .465 W1
플레이 오프 자격이 없음
7 피츠버그 스틸러스 북쪽 8 8 0 .500 3 ~ 3 6 ~ 6 .502 .324 L3
8 [b] [c] 덴버 브롱 코스 서부 7 9 0 .438 3 ~ 3 6 ~ 6 .510 .406 W2
9 [c] [d] [e] 오클랜드 레이더스 서부 7 9 0 .438 3 ~ 3 5 ~ 7 .482 .335 L1
10 [b] [d] [e] 인디애나 폴리스 콜츠 남쪽 7 9 0 .438 3 ~ 3 5 ~ 7 .492 .500 L1
11 [b] [d] 뉴욕 제츠 동쪽 7 9 0 .438 2 ~ 4 4 ~ 8 .473 .402 W2
12 [f] 잭슨빌 재규어 남쪽 6 10 0 .375 2 ~ 4 6 ~ 6 .484 .406 W1
13 [f] 클리블랜드 브라운 북쪽 6 10 0 .375 3 ~ 3 6 ~ 6 .533 .479 L3
14 [g] 로스 앤젤레스 충전기 서부 5 11 0 .313 0 ~ 6 3 ~ 9 .514 .488 L3
15 [g] 마이애미 돌핀스 동쪽 5 11 0 .313 2 ~ 4 4 ~ 8 .484 .463 W2
16 신시내티 벵갈 스 북쪽 2 14 0 .125 1 ~ 5 2 ~ 10 .553 .406 W1
타이 브레이커 [h]
  1. ^ a b 캔자스 시티는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 뉴 잉글랜드보다 앞서 나갔습니다.
  2. ^ a b c 덴버는 컨퍼런스 기록을 바탕으로 인디애나 폴리스와 NY 제트보다 앞서 마쳤습니다. 디비전 타이 브레이크는 처음에 오클랜드를 제거하는 데 사용되었습니다 (아래 참조).
  3. ^ a b 덴버는 회의 기록을 기반으로 오클랜드보다 앞서 마쳤습니다.
  4. ^ a b c 오클랜드와 인디애나 폴리스는 컨퍼런스 기록을 바탕으로 NY Jets보다 앞섰습니다.
  5. ^ a b 오클랜드는 일대일 승리를 바탕으로 인디애나 폴리스를 앞서고 있습니다.
  6. ^ a b Jacksonville finished ahead of Cleveland based on record against common opponents. Jacksonville's cumulative record against Cincinnati, Denver, NY Jets, and Tennessee was 4–1, compared to Cleveland's 2–3 cumulative record against the same four teams.
  7. ^ a b LA Chargers finished ahead of Miami based on head-to-head victory.
  8. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.
NFC
# Team Division W L T PCT DIV CONF SOS SOV STK
Division leaders
1[a] San Francisco 49ers West 13 3 0 .813 5–1 10–2 .504 .466 W2
2[a][b] Green Bay Packers North 13 3 0 .813 6–0 10–2 .453 .428 W5
3[a][b] New Orleans Saints South 13 3 0 .813 5–1 9–3 .486 .459 W3
4 Philadelphia Eagles East 9 7 0 .563 5–1 7–5 .455 .417 W4
Wild Cards
5 Seattle Seahawks West 11 5 0 .688 3–3 8–4 .531 .463 L2
6 Minnesota Vikings North 10 6 0 .625 2–4 7–5 .477 .356 L2
Did not qualify for the playoffs
7 Los Angeles Rams West 9 7 0 .563 3–3 7–5 .535 .438 W1
8[c] Chicago Bears North 8 8 0 .500 4–2 7–5 .508 .383 W1
9[c] Dallas Cowboys East 8 8 0 .500 5–1 7–5 .479 .316 W1
10[d] Atlanta Falcons South 7 9 0 .438 4–2 6–6 .545 .518 W4
11[d] Tampa Bay Buccaneers South 7 9 0 .438 2–4 5–7 .500 .384 L2
12 Arizona Cardinals West 5 10 1 .344 1–5 3–8–1 .529 .375 L1
13 Carolina Panthers South 5 11 0 .313 1–5 2–10 .549 .469 L8
14 New York Giants East 4 12 0 .250 2–4 3–9 .473 .281 L1
15 Detroit Lions North 3 12 1 .219 0–6 2–9–1 .506 .375 L9
16 Washington Redskins East 3 13 0 .188 0–6 2–10 .502 .281 L4
Tiebreakers[e]
  1. ^ a b c San Francisco finished ahead of Green Bay and New Orleans based on head-to-head sweep.
  2. ^ a b Green Bay finished ahead of New Orleans based on conference record.
  3. ^ a b Chicago finished ahead of Dallas based on head-to-head victory.
  4. ^ a b Atlanta finished ahead of Tampa Bay based on division record.
  5. ^ When breaking ties for three or more teams under the NFL's rules, they are first broken within divisions, then comparing only the highest ranked remaining team from each division.

Postseason

The 2019 playoffs began on January 4–5, 2020 with the Wild Card Round. The four winners of these games visited the top two seeds in each conference in the Divisional Round games on January 11–12. The winners of those games advanced to the Conference Championships on January 19. The 2020 Pro Bowl was played at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on January 26. Super Bowl LIV, was played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami on February 2.

The start times for the Divisional Round games on Sunday, January 12, were moved to 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET (as is already the case with the conference championship games), rather than the typical 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. windows used for this round in previous seasons.[73]

Bracket

Jan. 5 – Lincoln Financial Field Jan. 12 – Lambeau Field
5 Seattle 17
5 Seattle 23
4 Philadelphia 9 Jan. 19 – Levi's Stadium
2 Green Bay 28
NFC
Jan. 5 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome 2 Green Bay 20
Jan. 11 – Levi's Stadium
1 San Francisco 37
6 Minnesota 26* NFC Championship
6 Minnesota 10
3 New Orleans 20 Feb. 2 – Hard Rock Stadium
1 San Francisco 27
Wild card playoffs
Divisional playoffs
Jan. 4 – Gillette Stadium N1 San Francisco 20
Jan. 11 – M&T Bank Stadium
A2 Kansas City 31
6 Tennessee 20 Super Bowl LIV
6 Tennessee 28
3 New England 13 Jan. 19 – Arrowhead Stadium
1 Baltimore 12
AFC
Jan. 4 – NRG Stadium 6 Tennessee 24
Jan. 12 – Arrowhead Stadium
2 Kansas City 35
5 Buffalo 19 AFC Championship
4 Houston 31
4 Houston 22*
2 Kansas City 51


* Indicates overtime victory

Notable events

Andrew Luck's retirement

News of Indianapolis Colts quarterback and 2012 first overall pick Andrew Luck retiring broke out during the Colts' third preseason game. His retirement quickly became one of the most surprising revelations of the year. During his post-game press conference, Luck stated that his retirement was due to the recent mental and physical difficulties of playing football.[74] Luck had won the NFL Comeback Player of the Year Award in 2018.

Antonio Brown controversies

Wide receiver Antonio Brown was involved in several controversies throughout the off-season, preseason, and regular season.[75] Brown was held out by his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers during week 17 of 2018 due to a heated fall out with QB Ben Roethlisberger. He was subsequently traded to the Oakland Raiders in March 2019. However, Brown's helmet model had been banned by the NFL due to inadequate protection, prompting Brown to hold out of practices and file two grievances against the NFL, both of which were denied. Brown then accepted the new helmet model and returned to practice, but later wore inadequate footwear in a cryogenic chamber and got frostbite on his feet, causing additional concern for his availability in Week 1.[76] Brown next released recorded audio of Raiders head coach Jon Gruden and requested that the Raiders release him. He was subsequently released and signed with the New England Patriots. On September 10, allegations that Brown had raped his former trainer, Britney Taylor, caused speculation that he might be put on the commissioner's exempt list, barring him from playing.[77] However, the NFL did not do so and Brown played in the Patriots' Week 2 game. On September 16, a second woman accused Brown of sexual misconduct.[78] That same day, Pittsburgh-based Dr. Victor Prisk, who worked with Brown during his time with the Steelers, sued Brown for $11,500 in unpaid fees.[78] The Patriots cut Brown on September 20 after he allegedly sent intimidating text messages to his second accuser.[79]

Steelers–Browns brawl

In the final seconds of a November 14 Thursday Night Football matchup between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Cleveland Browns, Browns DE Myles Garrett tackled Steelers QB Mason Rudolph after Rudolph completed a screen pass to RB Trey Edmunds. Upset by the late tackle, Rudolph attacked Garrett by attempting to pull off Garrett's helmet. Garrett then ripped off Rudolph's helmet and used it to hit Rudolph in the head while being restrained by Steelers C Maurkice Pouncey and Steelers G David DeCastro. Pouncey and Browns DT Larry Ogunjobi then joined in on the fight, with Pouncey punching and kicking Garrett's head several times. Garrett, Ogunjobi, and Pouncey were all ejected from the game. Following the game, Garrett was suspended for the remainder of 2019 and required to apply for reinstatement in 2020, while Pouncey and Ogunjobi received 2-game and 1-game suspensions, respectively.[80][81] Garrett was reinstated in February 2020, ending his suspension after six games. The six-game suspension was the longest in NFL history for a single on-field transgression.[82]

Patriots videotaping controversy

During the December 8 game between the Cincinnati Bengals and Cleveland Browns, the New England Patriots were alleged to have spied on the Bengals' sideline. The Patriots, who were scheduled to play the Bengals the following week, sent a video team to Cleveland to film a documentary of an advance scout, part of the "Do Your Job" series on the Patriots' website. This video contractor was given media credentials by the Browns, but the Bengals and NFL were not made aware of the presence of the Patriots' video crew.[83] According to ESPN's Dianna Russini, a Bengals staffer spotted the Patriots' cameraman and proceeded to observe what he was doing. Allegedly, the cameraman proceeded to point his camera at the Bengals coaching staff and sideline for most of the quarter. The Bengals employee reported him to media relations, who reported him to security; security then seized the film and leaked it to Jay Glazer, who made the footage public. The NFL has launched an investigation into these allegations.[84] This was the second time the current Patriots administration was involved in an unauthorized videotaping scandal, following the Spygate controversy in 2007.

Records, milestones, and notable statistics

Week 1

  • The Baltimore Ravens scored 42 points in the first half, setting an NFL record for most points in the first half of a season opener.[85]

Week 2

  • Adrian Peterson passed Jim Brown for fifth place on the all-time rushing touchdowns list.[86]
  • JuJu Smith-Schuster became the youngest player in NFL history to record 2,500 career receiving yards, at the age of 22 years, 297 days, a record previously held by Randy Moss, who was 22 years, 310 days old.[87]

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Week 7

  • Matthew Stafford became the fastest player to throw for 40,000 yards, doing so in 147 games. The record was previously held by Matt Ryan, who reached 40,000 yards in 151 games.[96]
  • Aaron Rodgers became the fastest player to throw for 350 touchdowns, doing so in 172 games. The record was previously held by Drew Brees, who reached 350 touchdowns in 180 games.[97]
  • Brett Maher became the first kicker in NFL history to kick three field goals of at least 60 yards in his career.[98]
  • Marvin Jones became the first player in NFL history to score four receiving touchdowns in a game in which he did not have at least 100 receiving yards; he caught 10 passes for 93 yards and the four touchdowns.[99]

Week 8

  • Bill Belichick became the third head coach in NFL history to win 300 games (regular season and postseason), joining George Halas and Don Shula.[100]
  • Drew Brees became the first quarterback to pass for 75,000 yards.[101]
  • Andy Dalton started the season with an 0–8 record. Having previously started the 2015 season 8–0, Dalton became the first quarterback to start seasons 8–0 and 0–8 since the NFL officially kept quarterbacks' win-loss records in 1950.[102]

Week 10

Week 11

Week 12

  • Frank Gore passed Barry Sanders for third place on the all-time rushing yards list.[107] He also moved to third on the all-time rushing attempts list.

Week 13

Week 14

  • Matt Ryan became the tenth quarterback to throw for over 50,000 career passing yards.[110]
  • Lamar Jackson became the second quarterback to run for 1,000 yards in a season, joining Michael Vick in 2006.[111]
  • Drew Lock became the first rookie quarterback to achieve at least 300 passing yards and three passing touchdowns in his first road start.[112]

Week 15

  • Lamar Jackson passed Michael Vick's single season record for rushing yards by a quarterback with 1,039.[113]
  • Drew Brees recorded his 540th career touchdown pass, setting an NFL record. The previous record was held by Peyton Manning, who had 539.[114]
  • Brees also set the record for highest completion percentage in a game (minimum 20 attempts) at 96.7% (29 of 30). The previous record was held by Philip Rivers, who completed 96.6% of his passes in a 2018 game.[115]
  • Julio Jones set the record for most career receiving yards through a players first nine seasons, with 11,881. The previous record was held by Torry Holt, who had 11,864 receiving yards in his first nine seasons.[116]

Week 16

Week 17

Wild Card Round

  • The New Orleans Saints became the first team in NFL history to win at least 13 games in a 16-game schedule and get eliminated in the Wild Card Round.[124][125]
  • The Saints became the second team to be eliminated from the postseason on their final play of the game in three straight years, joining the 2013–15 Green Bay Packers.[126]

Divisional Round

  • Ryan Tannehill became the second quarterback to win consecutive playoff starts in which he threw for fewer than 100 passing yards and at least one touchdown, joining Terry Bradshaw, who did so in 1974.[127]
  • Derrick Henry became the first player in NFL history to have two games of 180 rushing yards in the same postseason.[128]
  • The Tennessee Titans became the second team to win a postseason game, despite being outgained by at least 200 yards, joining the 2009 New Orleans Saints.[128]
  • Lamar Jackson became the first player to have 300 passing yards and 140 rushing yards in any game, regular season or postseason.[128]

Conference Championships

  • Raheem Mostert became the first player in NFL history to rush for at least 200 yards and four touchdowns in a playoff game.[129]
  • Mostert became the first player to rush for 150 yards and three touchdowns in a single half of a playoff game, doing so in the first half.[129]
  • Mostert's 248 rushing yards set the record for most rushing yards in a conference championship game. The previous record was held by Keith Lincoln, who had 206.[129]

Super Bowl

Regular-season statistical leaders

Individual[132]
Scoring leader Harrison Butker, Kansas City (147)
Most Field Goals Made Harrison Butker, Kansas City (34)
Touchdowns Aaron Jones, Green Bay and Christian McCaffrey, Carolina (19)
Rushing Derrick Henry, Tennessee (1,540)
Passing yards Jameis Winston, Tampa Bay (5,109)
Passing touchdowns Lamar Jackson, Baltimore (36)
Passer rating Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee (117.5)
Pass receptions Michael Thomas, New Orleans (149)
Pass receiving yards Michael Thomas, New Orleans (1,725)
Combined tackles Bobby Wagner, Seattle (159 tackles)
Interceptions Anthony Harris, Minnesota, Tre'Davious White, Buffalo and Stephon Gilmore, New England (6)
Punting Lac Edwards, New York Jets (3,991 yards, 45.9 average yards)
Sacks Shaquil Barrett, Tampa Bay (19.5)

Awards

Individual season awards

The 9th Annual NFL Honors, saluting the best players and plays from 2019 season, was held on February 1, 2020 at the Adrienne Arsht Center in Miami, Florida.

Award Winner Position Team
AP Most Valuable Player Lamar Jackson QB Baltimore Ravens
AP Offensive Player of the Year Michael Thomas WR New Orleans Saints
AP Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore CB New England Patriots
AP Coach of the Year John Harbaugh HC Baltimore Ravens
AP Assistant Coach of the Year Greg Roman OC Baltimore Ravens
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year Kyler Murray QB Arizona Cardinals
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa DE San Francisco 49ers
AP Comeback Player of the Year Ryan Tannehill QB Tennessee Titans
Pepsi Rookie of the Year Nick Bosa DE San Francisco 49ers
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Calais Campbell DE Jacksonville Jaguars
PFWA NFL Executive of the Year John Lynch GM San Francisco 49ers
Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Patrick Mahomes QB Kansas City Chiefs

All-Pro team

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

Offense
Quarterback Lamar Jackson, Baltimore
Running back Christian McCaffrey, Carolina
Flex Christian McCaffrey, Carolina
Wide receiver Michael Thomas, New Orleans
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston
Tight end George Kittle, San Francisco
Left tackle Ronnie Stanley, Baltimore
Left guard Quenton Nelson, Indianapolis
Center Jason Kelce, Philadelphia
Right guard Zack Martin, Dallas
Right tackle Ryan Ramczyk, New Orleans
Defense
Edge rusher Chandler Jones, Arizona
T. J. Watt, Pittsburgh
Interior lineman Aaron Donald, Los Angeles Rams
Cam Heyward, Pittsburgh
Linebacker Bobby Wagner, Seattle
Demario Davis, New Orleans
Eric Kendricks, Minnesota
Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, New England
Tre'Davious White, Buffalo
Safety Jamal Adams, New York Jets
Minkah Fitzpatrick, Pittsburgh
Special teams
Placekicker Justin Tucker, Baltimore
Punter Brett Kern, Tennessee
Kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson, Chicago
Special teams Matthew Slater, New England

Players of the week/month

The following were named the top performers during the 2019 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[133] Lamar Jackson QB
(Ravens)
Dak Prescott QB
(Cowboys)
Cameron Wake OLB
(Titans)
Anthony Harris SS
(Vikings)
Ty Long P
(Chargers)
Wil Lutz K
(Saints)
2[134] Patrick Mahomes QB
(Chiefs)
Russell Wilson QB
(Seahawks)
Whitney Mercilus OLB
(Texans)
Shaquil Barrett OLB
(Buccaneers)
Jamie Gillan P
(Browns)
Eddy Piñeiro K
(Bears)
3[135] Deshaun Watson QB
(Texans)
Daniel Jones QB
(Giants)
Calais Campbell DE
(Jaguars)
Preston Smith OLB
(Packers)
Jake Bailey P
(Patriots)
Thomas Morstead P
(Saints)
4[136] Nick Chubb RB
(Browns)
Jameis Winston QB
(Buccaneers)
Kyle Van Noy LB
(Patriots)
Janoris Jenkins CB
(Giants)
Josh Lambo K
(Jaguars)
Joey Slye K
(Panthers)
Sept.[137] Patrick Mahomes QB
(Chiefs)
Christian McCaffrey RB
(Panthers)
Devin McCourty FS
(Patriots)
Shaquil Barrett OLB
(Buccaneers)
Jamie Gillan P
(Browns)
Thomas Morstead P
(Saints)
5[138] Deshaun Watson QB
(Texans)
Aaron Jones RB
(Packers)
Justin Houston DE
(Colts)
Nick Bosa DE
(49ers)
Justin Tucker K
(Ravens)
Dan Bailey K
(Vikings)
6[139] Sam Darnold QB
(Jets)
Kyler Murray QB
(Cardinals)
Devin Bush Jr. LB
(Steelers)
Landon Collins SS
(Redskins)
Justin Tucker K
(Ravens)
Thomas Morstead P
(Saints)
7[140] Jacoby Brissett QB
(Colts)
Aaron Rodgers QB
(Packers)
Tre'Davious White CB
(Bills)
Chandler Jones OLB
(Cardinals)
Josh Lambo K
(Jaguars)
Brett Maher K
(Cowboys)
8[141] James Conner RB
(Steelers)
Aaron Jones RB
(Packers)
Joey Bosa DE
(Chargers)
Nick Bosa DE
(49ers)
Adam Vinatieri K
(Colts)
Dan Bailey K
(Vikings)
Oct.[142] Deshaun Watson QB
(Texans)
Kirk Cousins QB
(Vikings)
Stephon Gilmore CB
(Patriots)
Nick Bosa DE
(49ers)
Justin Tucker K
(Ravens)
Zane Gonzalez K
(Cardinals)
9[143] Lamar Jackson QB
(Ravens)
Russell Wilson QB
(Seahawks)
Bud Dupree OLB
(Steelers)
Xavier Woods FS
(Cowboys)
Harrison Butker K
(Chiefs)
Mitch Wishnowsky P
(49ers)
10[144] Lamar Jackson QB
(Ravens)
Dalvin Cook RB
(Vikings)
Jamal Adams S
(Jets)
Jadeveon Clowney DE
(Seahawks)
Jason Sanders K
(Dolphins)
Younghoe Koo K
(Falcons)
11[145] Josh Allen QB
(Bills)
Dak Prescott QB
(Cowboys)
Maxx Crosby DE
(Raiders)
Aaron Donald DT
(Rams)
Jake Bailey P
(Patriots)
Kenjon Barner RB
(Falcons)
12[146] Lamar Jackson QB
(Ravens)
Chris Godwin WR
(Buccaneers)
Joe Schobert LB
(Browns)
Fred Warner LB
(49ers)
Matthew Slater WR
(Patriots)
Steven Sims WR
(Redskins)
13[147] Deshaun Watson QB
(Texans)
Jared Goff QB
(Rams)
Carlos Dunlap DE
(Bengals)
Cameron Jordan DE
(Saints)
Jason Sanders K
(Dolphins)
Tress Way P
(Redskins)
Nov.[148] Lamar Jackson QB
(Ravens)
Michael Thomas WR
(Saints)
T. J. Watt OLB
(Steelers)
Fred Warner LB
(49ers)
Harrison Butker K
(Chiefs)
Cordarrelle Patterson WR
(Bears)
14[149] Ryan Tannehill QB
(Titans)
Jimmy Garoppolo QB
(49ers)
Kareem Jackson SS
(Broncos)
Danielle Hunter DE
(Vikings)
Diontae Johnson WR
(Steelers)
Younghoe Koo K
(Falcons)
15[150] Lamar Jackson QB
(Ravens)
Drew Brees QB
(Saints)
Tre'Davious White CB
(Bills)
Patrick Peterson CB
(Cardinals)
Angelo Blackson DE
(Texans)
Dan Bailey K
(Vikings)
16[151] Ryan Fitzpatrick QB
(Dolphins)
Saquon Barkley RB
(Giants)
Dre'Mont Jones DE
(Broncos)
Chandler Jones OLB
(Cardinals)
Nyheim Hines RB
(Colts)
Robbie Gould K
(49ers)
17[152] Derrick Henry RB
(Titans)
Boston Scott RB
(Eagles)
Carlos Dunlap DE
(Bengals)
Deion Jones LB
(Falcons)
Mecole Hardman WR
(Chiefs)
Johnny Hekker P
(Rams)
Dec.[153] Ryan Tannehill QB
(Titans)
Drew Brees QB
(Saints)
Tyrann Mathieu SS
(Chiefs)
Chandler Jones OLB
(Cardinals)
Jason Sanders K
(Dolphins)
Robbie Gould K
(49ers)
Week FedEx Air
Player of the Week
(Quarterbacks)[154]
FedEx Ground
Player of the Week
(Running backs)[154]
Pepsi
Rookie of the Week[155]
1 Lamar Jackson
(Ravens)
Marlon Mack
(Colts)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
2 Patrick Mahomes
(Chiefs)
Dalvin Cook
(Vikings)
Chase Winovich DE
(Patriots)
3 Patrick Mahomes
(Chiefs)
Christian McCaffrey
(Panthers)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
4 Jameis Winston
(Buccaneers)
Nick Chubb
(Browns)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
5 Deshaun Watson
(Texans)
Aaron Jones
(Packers)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
6 Kirk Cousins
(Vikings)
Lamar Jackson
(Ravens)
Kyler Murray QB
(Cardinals)
7 Aaron Rodgers
(Packers)
Dalvin Cook
(Vikings)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
8 Aaron Rodgers
(Packers)
Tevin Coleman
(49ers)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
9 Russell Wilson
(Seahawks)
Christian McCaffrey
(Panthers)
DK Metcalf WR
(Seahawks)
10 Lamar Jackson
(Ravens)
Derrick Henry
(Titans)
Josh Jacobs RB
(Raiders)
11 Dak Prescott
(Cowboys)
Marlon Mack
(Colts)
Maxx Crosby DE
(Raiders)
12 Lamar Jackson
(Ravens)
Derrick Henry
(Titans)
Devin Singletary RB
(Bills)
13 Mitchell Trubisky
(Bears)
Derrick Henry
(Titans)
Ed Oliver DT
(Bills)
14 Ryan Tannehill
(Titans)
Derrick Henry
(Titans)
Drew Lock QB
(Broncos)
15 Drew Brees
(Saints)
Kenyan Drake
(Cardinals)
Dwayne Haskins QB
(Redskins)
16 Daniel Jones
(Giants)
Saquon Barkley
(Giants)
Daniel Jones QB
(Giants)
17 Ryan Fitzpatrick
(Dolphins)
Derrick Henry
(Titans)
Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
Month Rookie of the Month
Offensive Defensive
Sept.[137] Gardner Minshew QB
(Jaguars)
Brian Burns OLB
(Panthers)
Oct.[142] Josh Jacobs RB
(Raiders)
Nick Bosa DE
(49ers)
Nov.[148] Josh Jacobs RB
(Raiders)
Devin White LB
(Buccaneers)
Dec.[153] A.J. Brown WR
(Titans)
Devin White LB
(Buccaneers)

Head coaching and front office personnel changes

Head coaches

Off-season

Team Departing coach Interim coach Incoming coach Reason for leaving Notes
Arizona Cardinals Steve Wilks Kliff Kingsbury Fired Wilks was fired on December 31, 2018, after one season in which he accrued a record of 3–13 (.188).[156]

Kingsbury, who had spent most of the previous six seasons as head coach of Texas Tech, was hired on January 8, 2019.[157]

Cincinnati Bengals Marvin Lewis Zac Taylor Mutual decision Lewis and the Bengals mutually agreed to part ways on December 31 after a 6–10 (.375) season. In 16 years as the Bengals' head coach, Lewis was 131–122–3 (.518), with 7 playoff appearances. The Bengals never won a playoff game under Lewis and had missed the playoffs in each of his last three seasons.[158]

Taylor was named as head coach on February 5, 2019. This is his first experience as head coach after serving as the Los Angeles Rams' quarterbacks coach. At 35 years old, he became the 2nd youngest active coach in the NFL, after Sean McVay, who coaches Taylor's former team, the Rams.[159]

Cleveland Browns Hue Jackson Gregg Williams Freddie Kitchens Fired Jackson was fired on October 29, 2018, accumulating a 3–36–1 (.088) record during his 2½-season tenure with the Browns. Jackson failed to win any away games during his tenure and lost every game in 2017.[160] Defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who previously served as Buffalo Bills head coach from 2001 to 2003, finished out the 2018 season with a 5–3 (.625) record.

Kitchens was promoted to head coach on January 12, 2019, after serving as the interim offensive coordinator following Jackson's firing. This is his first head coaching position.[161]

Denver Broncos Vance Joseph Vic Fangio Joseph was fired on December 31, 2018, after a 6–10 (.375) season. The Broncos were 11–21 (.344) in Joseph's two losing seasons as head coach, with no playoff appearances.[162]

Fangio, a first-time head coach with over 30 years experience as an assistant dating back to the USFL, most recently as defensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears, was hired on January 10, 2019.[163]

Green Bay Packers Mike McCarthy Joe Philbin Matt LaFleur McCarthy was fired on December 2, 2018. McCarthy left with a record of 135–85–2 (.613) with nine playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship. Philbin, the team's offensive coordinator, finished the season as interim coach with a record of 2–2 (.500).[164]

LaFleur was hired on January 8, 2019. Previously the offensive coordinator for the Tennessee Titans, this is his first head coaching position.[165]

Miami Dolphins Adam Gase Brian Flores Gase was fired on December 31, 2018, after a 7–9 (.438) season. The Dolphins were 23–25 (.479) in Gase's three years as head coach, with one playoff appearance in 2016.[166]

Flores, formerly the New England Patriots' long time assistant, recently as linebackers coach, was announced as head coach on February 5, 2019. After being with the Patriots organization since 2004, this is his first head coaching position.[167]

New York Jets Todd Bowles Adam Gase Bowles was fired on December 30, 2018, finishing the season with a record of 4–12 (.250) and a cumulative record of 24–40 (.375) with no playoff appearances in four seasons with Jets.[168]

Gase, who was previously the head coach of the Miami Dolphins, posting a 23–25 (.479) record in three seasons, was hired on January 11, 2019.[169]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Dirk Koetter Bruce Arians Koetter was fired on December 30, 2018, after a 5–11 (.313) season. The Buccaneers were 19–29 (.396) in Koetter's three years as head coach, with no playoff appearances. Previously, Koetter was Buccaneers' offensive coordinator for one season in 2015.[170]

Arians was announced as the Buccaneers' new head coach on January 8, 2019. He was previously the head coach for the Arizona Cardinals for five seasons with 50–32–1 (.608) record from 2013 to 2017, leading them to an NFC Championship Game appearance in 2015.[171]

In-season

Team Departing coach Reason for leaving Interim replacement Notes
Washington Redskins Jay Gruden Fired Bill Callahan After an 0–5 start, Gruden was fired on October 7. He had a 35–49–1 (.418) record for his 5+ season tenure with the Redskins, with one playoff appearance in 2015.[172]

Callahan, the team's assistant head coach/offensive line coach, was previously the head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2002 and 2003, with a record of 15–17 (.469) and one Super Bowl appearance.[173]

Carolina Panthers Ron Rivera Perry Fewell Rivera was fired on December 3, after going 5–7–0 (.417) in the first 13 weeks of the season. In 8+ seasons as the Panthers head coach, they were 76–63–1 (.546), with playoff appearances including 3 NFC South division titles and 1 Super Bowl appearance, going 3–4–0 (.429) in the playoffs.

Fewell, the defensive backs coach, took over on an interim basis until the end of the season. A longtime defensive assistant in the NFL, his only head coaching experience was as the Buffalo Bills interim head coach for the last 7 games of the 2009 season. The Bills went 3–4–0 (.429) in those 7 games.[174]

Front office personnel

Off-season

Team Position Departing office holder Interim replacement Incoming office holder Reason for leaving Notes
Baltimore Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome Eric DeCosta Retired The Ravens announced on February 2, 2018 that Newsome would retire after 16 years as the team's GM and that Eric DeCosta, most recently the Ravens' assistant GM, would succeed Newsome.[175] Newsome was the first African-American to occupy the GM position in the NFL.[176]
Oakland Raiders GM Reggie McKenzie Shaun Herock Mike Mayock Fired McKenzie was fired on December 10, 2018, after six-plus seasons as Raiders' GM.[177] Herock, team's director of college scouting, served as the Raiders’ interim GM until the team settled on a full-time replacement.

Mayock had previously been a television commentator for the past 26 seasons and has never held a front office position.[178]

New York Jets GM Mike Maccagnan Adam Gase Joe Douglas Maccagnan was fired on May 15, 2019 after four seasons; vice president of player personnel Brian Heimerdinger was also dismissed. Head coach Adam Gase was named interim GM.[179] Douglas was named the new GM on June 7, 2019.[180]
Houston Texans GM Brian Gaine by committee Gaine was unexpectedly fired on June 7, 2019 after only one season and returned to his previous position with the Buffalo Bills.[181][182] The Texans have not replaced Gaine; instead, the team has divided the general manager role among several of the team's executives.[183]

Stadiums

Rams' and Chargers' new stadium

This was the third and final season for the Los Angeles Chargers at Dignity Health Sports Park and this is the fourth and final season for the Los Angeles Rams at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Both teams will move to SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California in 2020.

Bills' potential for relocation

A buyout window in the Buffalo Bills' lease on New Era Field opens after the 2019 season. The window allows the team to cancel its lease on the stadium for a $28 million fee and relocate. If the Bills choose not to exercise the buyout window, they will not be allowed to relocate until after the 2022 season, when the current lease expires.[184]

Broncos' naming rights

On September 4, the Denver Broncos' home field was rebranded as Empower Field at Mile High. The Broncos had been seeking a long-term naming rights partner for their home field since sporting goods retailer Sports Authority went bankrupt in 2016. Empower Retirement, a retirement plan provider that is based in Denver, had served as a team sponsor since 2015, with the Broncos agreeing to terms on a 21-year deal that will run through 2039, though financial terms were not disclosed. This marks the third naming rights change for the Broncos' home field, following "Invesco Field at Mile High" (2001–2010), "Sports Authority Field at Mile High" (2011–2017) and "Broncos Stadium at Mile High" — the latter of which was used on a temporary basis for 2018.[185]

Raiders' relocation

This was the final season for the Oakland Raiders at RingCentral Coliseum (renamed from the Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum in May 2019[186]) before moving to Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Raiders' lease on the Coliseum expired after the 2018 season. The team is slated to move to Las Vegas, Nevada once Allegiant Stadium is completed; it is currently scheduled to open in 2020. The Coliseum management expressed a reluctance to allow the Raiders to continue using the Coliseum after the lease expires unless the team paid more to cover the losses the Coliseum incurred by hosting Raiders games. In December 2018, the city of Oakland filed a lawsuit against the Raiders and the NFL seeking financial damages and unpaid debt, claiming the proposed relocation is illegal but not asking for an injunction forcing the team to stay. The Raiders have stated that if any legal action were filed against them, that they would not renew with the Coliseum and find another, undetermined, temporary home for 2019 until Allegiant Stadium is finished.[187] The Raiders then attempted to negotiate a lease with Oracle Park in San Francisco before the San Francisco 49ers vetoed the plan as an infringement on their territorial rights.[188] With the 49ers refusing to waive territorial rights, the Raiders were forced to either renegotiate with the Coliseum[189] or find a temporary stadium outside the San Francisco Bay Area (something that the Raiders management was reluctant to do, though the team acknowledged and considered bids from San Antonio, Texas and Tucson, Arizona). The Raiders, despite reservations about providing funds to the lawsuit being filed against them, negotiated a return to the Coliseum for 2019; a tentative agreement, pending Coliseum and league approval, was announced February 25.[190] The lease agreement was approved by the Oakland Coliseum Authority, the Oakland city council, and Alameda County supervisors by March 21.[191] The Coliseum was the last multi-purpose stadium to be the home of both an NFL and Major League Baseball team (the Oakland Athletics). Barring any future relocations, the Raiders' September 15 game against the Kansas City Chiefs stands as the last NFL game played on a dirt infield.[192]

Uniforms

Uniform changes

  • Carolina Panthers: The Panthers switched to Nike's newest uniform template and updated their pants, removing the team logo from it and streamlining the piping stripe.
  • Cleveland Browns: On September 4, the Browns announced that they would switch to their former Color Rush uniforms as their primary home set this season, and wore these uniforms for six home games.
  • Houston Texans: On April 22, the Texans announced that they would add their primary logo on the back of their jerseys, their first uniform update in franchise history.[193] The addition of the logo on the jersey's back makes them the third team in the NFL to do so, after the Arizona Cardinals and Buffalo Bills.
  • Los Angeles Chargers: On April 16, the Chargers announced that they made their powder blue alternate jerseys the new primary uniforms.[194] In addition to this announcement, they also swapped out their navy blue facemask for gold.
  • New York Jets: On April 4, the Jets unveiled new uniforms,[195] which introduced black as an accent color and resembled a modernized version of the uniform layout the Jets used from 1978 to 1997, including a return to green helmets and "TV numbers" on the shoulders.[196]

Throwback uniforms

  • Chicago Bears: To celebrate their 100th season, the Bears wore throwback jerseys based on their 1936 uniforms for two home games.[197]

Patches

Media

This was the sixth year under the current broadcast contracts with ESPN, CBS, Fox and NBC. This includes "cross-flexing" (switching) Sunday afternoon games between CBS and Fox before or during the season (regardless of the conference of the visiting team). NBC airs Sunday Night Football, the annual Kickoff Game, and the primetime Thanksgiving game. ESPN airs Monday Night Football and the Pro Bowl with the latter being simulcast on ABC. Fox airs Thursday Night Football along with NFL Network, with Amazon Video and Twitch continuing to simulcast those games online in the second and final year of the two sites' current contract. Fox will also broadcast Super Bowl LIV. ESPN aired coverage for all three days of the 2019 NFL Draft on ABC, replacing Fox's broadcast television simulcast of NFL Network in 2018. ABC's coverage catered towards a mainstream audience and was hosted by the panel of ESPN's College GameDay, while ESPN and NFL Network continued to carry more conventional coverage of the draft.[202]

Under a one-year test, local stations in markets with NFL teams are allowed on a limited basis to air another NFL game opposite the game involving that city's home team, something that had previously been forbidden (this rule had already been waived for the Washington, D.C. market when the Baltimore Ravens are playing at the same time as the Washington Redskins on the opposite network – Washington, D.C. is a secondary market for the Ravens, for the Los Angeles market after the Rams' and Chargers' moves to LA and league-wide for Week 17 since 2014). It was originally reported that all media markets in the U.S. who have CBS and Fox affiliates will have access to three Sunday afternoon games every week regardless of whether the local team is playing at home.[203][204] The league later clarified that teams will still be able to impose the home exclusivity blackout on a limited basis, so long as they lift the exclusivity at least twice.[205]

The league has an option to cancel its contract with DirecTV after the 2019 season. DirecTV has had exclusive rights to the league's out-of-market sports package, NFL Sunday Ticket, since the package was introduced in 1994.[206]

Personnel changes

On February 28, 2019, Jason Witten announced he would be leaving his color commentator position on Monday Night Football after one season; he returned to the Dallas Cowboys, where he had played tight end for fifteen seasons before joining ESPN in 2018.[207] Witten was not replaced; Booger McFarland, who spent the previous season commentating from atop a crane-like contraption on the sideline, was moved into the booth.[208] Former referee Jeff Triplette also left Monday Night Football as rules analyst. He was replaced with John Parry, who retired the same day his ESPN position was announced; Parry is the third rules analyst ESPN has hired in two years, following Triplette and Gerald Austin.[28] Steve Tasker departed CBS after 21 seasons with the network, all but one as a color commentator, after CBS declined to renew Tasker's contract. Tasker anticipates moving to radio and calling games for Westwood One for the 2019 season.[209] Twitch added "co-streaming" with live commentary from specially chosen users of the service for its 2019 Thursday night games.[210]

Most watched regular season games

Rank Date Matchup Network Viewers (millions) TV rating[211] Window Significance
1 November 28, 4:30 ET Buffalo Bills 26 Dallas Cowboys 15 CBS 32.6 13.5 Thanksgiving
2 November 24, 4:25 ET Dallas Cowboys 9 New England Patriots 13 Fox 29.5 16.5 Late DH[a]
3 December 8, 4:25 ET Kansas City Chiefs 23 New England Patriots 16 CBS 28.1 16.1 Late DH[b] 2018 AFC Championship rematch
4 November 28, 12:30 ET Chicago Bears 24 Detroit Lions 20 Fox 27.1 12.3 Thanksgiving Bears–Lions Rivalry
5 December 22, 4:25 ET Dallas Cowboys 9 Philadelphia Eagles 17 Fox 25.3 14.2 Late DH[d] Cowboys–Eagles Rivalry
6 November 17, 4:25 ET New England Patriots 17 Philadelphia Eagles 10 CBS 24.9 14.0 Late DH[c] Super Bowl LII rematch
7 October 6, 4:25 ET Green Bay Packers 34 Dallas Cowboys 24 Fox 24.6 13.8 Late DH[e] Cowboys–Packers Rivalry
8 September 29, 8:20 ET Dallas Cowboys 10 New Orleans Saints 12 NBC 24.1 13.7 SNF
9 September 8, 4:25 ET New York Giants 17 Dallas Cowboys 35 Fox 23.9 13.5 Late DH[f] Cowboys–Giants Rivalry
10 September 15, 4:25 ET New Orleans Saints 9 Los Angeles Rams 27 Fox 23.3 13.2 Late DH[g] 2018 NFC Championship rematch

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

  1. ^ DAL/NE was shown in 100% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  2. ^ KC/NE was shown in 83% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of CBS coverage.
  3. ^ NE/PHI was shown in 93% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of CBS coverage.
  4. ^ DAL/PHI was shown in 88% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  5. ^ GB/DAL was shown in 100% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  6. ^ NYG/DAL was shown in 85% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.
  7. ^ NO/LAR was shown in 81% of the markets during the late doubleheader time slot of Fox coverage.

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