Posts Tagged ‘NFL Kickoff’

The NFL’s New Kickoff Rules: Are They Really Necessary?

Moving the kickoff spot back to the 35-yard line, where it was before 1994, may not be necessary to ensure NFL players’ safety on kickoffs. As the graph below displays, the percentage of kickoffs that ended up as touchbacks has been steadily increasing since 2003. The graph also shows that the touchback percentage had increased sharply from 1977 […]

Saints stuff the Vikings in NFL Kickoff opener 14-9

In what was expected to be an offensive shootout, this game turned out to be all about defense. Two of the top scoring teams in the league last year were held to just 14 and 9 points, something I’m sure no one really expected. The Saints started the game as usual, marching right down the […]