NFL’s opening night was a TV ratings disaster

And this season’s game featured marquee New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but he failed to spark a rise in viewership, as the game drew just a 14.6 rating.
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Mark Glowinski Authentic Jersey Last year’s game scored a 16.5 rating 锟斤拷 which was itself 7 percent lower than the 2015 opener.

Elite Bob Gainey Jersey The ratings tumble on Thursday is sure to continue the years-long debate over whether the NFL’s ability to draw young male viewers is on a long, cyclical decline.

Dawkins spent most of his 16-year career in Philadelphia, earning five first-team Billy Smith Jersey All-Pro selections. He became the first player in NFL history with a sack, interception, fumble recovery and touchdown catch in the same game against Houston in 2002.

Five offensive linemen were among the 15 finalists, with tackle Joe Jacoby getting eliminated in voting that reduced the candidates to 10, and tackle Tony Boselli, guards Alan Faneca and Steve Hutchinson, and former Jets center Kevin Mawae getting cut in the next round of voting.

This came on the heels of the Raiders surprisingly firing Jack Del Rio — Del Rio was just a year removed from a 12-win season that earned him a contract extension. It’s likely the only scenario in which he’s fired is if Gruden is willing to leave the booth and come back to Oakland, where he was the coach from 1998-2001 before being traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson brought his team on the field before Sunday night’s NFC Championship Game while carrying the jersey of his injured All-Pro teammate Jason Peters. The emotional moment was at once a reminder of the players missing from this stout Philadelphia squad and a signal by an underestimated team which was hiding in plain sight all along. The linemen led the way.

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