To all NFL fans out there!
What an amazing season! From start to finish it’s been an amazing season to remember. We gave a fond farewell to a NFL Legend in Tony Gonzalez, saw a great change with the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl, NFL Honors (we’ll have link to our list of awards), and a lopsided new-kid-in-town pounding by the new Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks! But now what is there to look forward to? Well we have that too 😉 We have candid fun to show you from the Pro Bowl, a stat recap from the Super Bowl, and we’ll fill you in on the NFL Combine and NFL Draft information too. We got you covered!
Thanks for the memories Tony! 17 years as a class-act and great representative of the NFL!
2014 NFL PRO BOWL
So the 2014 NFL Pro Bowl came beckoning our way here at The Peach Review® and we responded accordingly by making the trek to Honolulu, HI 🙂 Team Rice edged Team Sanders, 22-21 in the first edition of the new, non-conference Pro Bowl format. We think they’re on to something with this new format!
You can see all of the winners and MVP’s from the NFL Honors HERE from our previous posting.
SUPER BOWL XLVIII
As we all know by now, the Seattle Seahawks routed the Denver Broncos 43-8. But did you know a slew of records were set and tied that night? Check this out:
SUPER BOWL RECORDS SET IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII (compiled by Elias Sports Bureau)
Quickest Score From Start of Game – 12 seconds, Seattle
Most Playing Time In The Lead, Game, Team – 59 minutes, 48 seconds, Seattle
Most Completions, Game – 34, Peyton Manning
Most Receptions, Game – 13, Demaryius Thomas
Most Super Bowls Lost, Team – 5, Denver
Most Completions, Game, Team – 34, Denver
SUPER BOWL RECORDS TIED IN SUPER BOWL XLVIII
Most Receptions, First Half – 7, Demaryius Thomas
Most Two-Point Conversions, Game – 1, Wes Welker
Most Safeties, Game — 1, Cliff Avril
Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game – 1, Percy Harvin
Most Safeties, Game, Team – 1, Seattle
Fewest Touchdowns Rushing, Game, Team – 0, Denver
Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Team – 0, Seattle
Fewest Times Sacked, Game, Both Teams – 1, Denver vs. Seattle
Fewest Times Intercepted, Game, Team – 0, Seattle
Fewest Punts, Game, Team – 1, Seattle
Fewest Punt Returns, Game, Team – 0, Seattle
Most Touchdowns, Kickoff Returns, Game, Team – 1, Seattle
Fewest Fumbles, Game, Team – 0, Seattle
Fewest Turnovers, Game, Team – 0, Seattle
and Malcolm Smith of Seattle is now the 4th youngest player to win a Super Bowl at 24 years, 212 days of age.
2014 NFL SCOUTING COMBINE
More than 300 athletes are slated to show off their best at this year’s combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The combine will take place from February 22 to February 25. The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, Feb. 22: Tight ends, offensive linemen, special teams
Sunday, Feb. 23: Quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers
Monday, Feb. 24: Defensive linemen, linebackers
Tuesday, Feb. 25: Defensive backs
With 300+ athletes participating from around the country, make sure you stay tuned to the COMBINE WEBSITE to keep track of your favorite prospects.
Tune into the NFL Network starting February 22 to see this year’s combine.
2014 NFL DRAFT
Here is the 2014 NFL Draft first round order. The 1st round will start on Thursday, May 8 with the 2nd and 3rd rounds on Friday, May 9 followed by rounds 4 – 7 on Saturday, May 10. The 2014 Draft will be held at Radio City Music Hall in New York. (This 1st round list does not include trades).
16- Ravens (coin flip)
17- Cowboys (coin flip)
So take a look at that! All of that luscious football information for you all to soak up before the soonest event (the combine)! We hope everyone has a wonderful and safe offseason!