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1991 Major Football Leagues Standings and Playoffs

1991 Major Football League Standings (USA)

1991 National Football League
American Football Conference
AFC Eastern Division
*Buffalo Bills1613304583180.813
*New York Jets168803142930.500
Miami Dolphins168803433490.500
New England Patriots1661002113050.375
Indianapolis Colts1611501433890.063
AFC Central Division
*Houston Oilers1611503862510.688
Pittsburgh Steelers167902923440.438
Cleveland Browns1661002932980.375
Cincinnati Bengals1631302634350.188
AFC Western Division
*Denver Broncos1612403042350.750
*Kansas City Chiefs1610603222550.625
*Los Angeles Raiders169702982970.563
Seattle Seahawks167902762610.438
San Diego Chargers1641202743420.250
National Football Conference
NFC Eastern
*Washington Redskins1614204852440.875
*Dallas Cowboys1611503423100.688
Philadelphia Eagles1610602852440.625
New York Giants168802812970.500
Phoenix Cardinals1641201963440.250
NFC Central
*Detroit Lions1612403392950.750
*Chicago Bears1611502992690.688
Minnesota Vikings168803013060.500
Green Bay Packers1641202733130.250
Tampa Bay Buccaneers1631301993650.188
NFC Western
*New Orlreans Saints1611503412110.688
*Atlanta Falcons1610603613380.625
San Francisco 49ers1610603932390.625
Los Angeles Rams1631302343900.188
1991 Mid-Continental Football League
*Dayton Steelers11830102620.727
*Cleveland Falcons13940107920.692
Wyandot Chiefs853099910.625
Shenango Valley Blasters10370891300.300
1991 Major Football League Standings [References: see end of Article]

1991 Major Football League Standings (World)

1991 Canadian Football League
CFL Eastern Division
*Toronto Argonauts18135064752626
*Winnipeg Blue Bombers1899051649918
*Ottawa Rough Riders18711052257714
Hamilton Tiger-Cats1831504005996
CFL Western Division
*Edmonton Eskimoes18126067156924
*Calgary Stampeders18117059655222
*British Columbia Lions18117066158722
Saskatchewan Roughriders18612060671012
1991 World League of American Football
WLAF European Division
*London Monarchs109103101210.900
*Barcelona Dragons108202061260.800
Frankfurt Galaxy107301551390.700
WLAF North American East Division
*New York/New Jersey Knights105502571550.500
Orlando Thunder105502422860.500
Montreal Machine104601451440.400
Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks1001001233000.000
WLAF North American West Division
*Birmingham Fire105501401400.500
San Antonio Riders104601761960.400
Sacramento Surge103701792540.300
1991 Arena Football League
*Detroit Drive109104372620.900
*Tampa Bay Storm108204213090.800
*Denver Dynamite106403893650.600
*Albany Firebirds106404273420.600
Dallas Texans104602863340.400
New Orleans Night104603144010.400
Orlando Predators103703213630.300
Columbus Thunderbolts1001002414600.000
1991 Association of American Football of USSR
*Moscow Bruins (Bears)
*Moscow Swans
Caspian Sphinxes
Kharkov Atlantis
Donetsk Scythians
Minsk Zubrs (Bison)
1991 Major Football League Standings (World) – References: see end of article.

1991 Major Football League Playoffs (USA)

National Football League PlayoffsNational Football League Playoffs
National Football Conference Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
AFC Wild Card Playoffs
Kansas City Chiefs10Los Angeles Raiders6
Houston Oilers17New York Jets10
AFC Divisional Playoffs
Denver Broncos26Houston Oilers24
Buffalo Bills37Kansas City Chiefs14
AFC Conference Championship
Buffalo Bills10Denver Broncos7
National Football Conference Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
NFC Wild Card Playoffs
New Orleans Saints20Atlanta Falcons27
Chicago Bears13Dallas Cowboys17
NFC Divisional Playoffs
Washington Redskins24Atlanta Falcons7
Detroit Lions38Dallas Cowboys6
NFC Conference Championship
Washington Redskins41Detroit Lions10
Super Bowl XXVII (AFC v NFC)@Metrodome, Minneapolis, MN
AFC TeamNFC Team
Buffalo Bills24Washington Redskins37
Mid-Continental Football League Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
MCFL Championship Game
Cleveland Falcons7Dayton Steelers0
1991 Major Football League Playoffs (USA) – References: see end of article.

1991 Major Football League Playoffs (World)

Canadian Football League Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Eastern Semi-Final
Winnipeg Blue Bombers26Ottawa Rough Riders8
Western Semi-Final
Calgary Stampeders43British Columbia Lions41
Eastern Final
Toronto Argonauts42Winnipeg Blue Bombers3
Western Final
Edmonton Eskimoes36Calgary Stampeders38
Grey Cup
Toronto Argonauts36Calgary Stampeders21
World League of American Football Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Birmingham Fire3Barcelona Dragons10
New York/New Jersey Knights26London Monarchs42
World Bowl ’91@Wembley Stadium, London, ENG
London Monarchs21Barcelona Dragons0
Arena Football League Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Detroit Drive37Albany Firebirds35
Tampa Bay Storm40Denver Dynamite13
Arena Bowl V
Tampa Bay Storm48Detroit Drive42
Association of American Football of USSR Playoffs
Home TeamScoreRoad TeamScore
Moscow BruinsWonMoscow SwansLost
1991 Major Football League Playoffs (World) – References: see end of article.


Buffalo Bills, holding the best record in the AFC (13-3) lost their second Super Bowl in succession, defeated 37-24 by Washington Redskins, holders of the best record in the NFC and entire NFL (14-2). For the AFC it was an eighth successive loss in the biggest event in USA sports. The last time an AFC team won the Super Bowl was Los Angeles Raiders’ 38-9 victory over Washington Redskins on 22 January 1984 at Tampa, Florida in Super Bowl XVIII. Following a scoreless first quarter the Redskins scored 17 points in the second quarter and added a second John Riggs run touchdown 16 seconds into the third quarter to take a commanding 24-0 lead. Buffalo hit back later in the third quarter with a field goal and touchdown to reduce the deficit to 14 points, but another Redskins touchdown before the end of the quarter made the score 31-10. Two more field goals by Lohmiller made the score 37-10 in the fourth quarter. The Bills scored two passing touchdowns late in the game to make the score 37-24 at the final whistle. [NFL References: 1-2]

In other leagues, Cleveland Falcons triumphed 7-0 versus Dayton Steelers in the Mid-Continental Football League (MCFL) Championship Game. The MCFL was a new start-up league based in Ohio and Pennsylvania that took the place of any major 11v11 rival outdoor league to the NFL since the demise of the United States Football League following the 1985 season. Following the season Louisville Bulls of Kentucky replaced Wyandot Chiefs in the four-team league. [MCFL References: 1-2]

In the Canadian Football League, the Eastern Division’s Toronto Argonauts emerged victorious with a 36-21 victory over Calgary Stampeders. Calgary had the second-best record in the Western Division (11-7) after Edmonton Eskimoes, with Toronto putting up a 13-5 record to take first in the Eastern Division. Calgary eliminated Edmonton 38-36 in the Western Final and Toronto won 42-3 versus Winnipeg in the Eastern Final. [CFL References: 1]

The National Football League established the World League of American Football (WLAF) to further promote the sport around the World. Beginning in 1991 with ten teams the WLAF was divided into three divisions: European (with teams in London, England, UK; Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain; and Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany); North American East Division (three teams in USA: New York/New Jersey Knights, NJ; Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks, NC; and Orlando Thunder, FL; plus one team in Quebec, Canada: Montreal Machine) and North American West Division (Three teams in USA: Birmingham Fire, AL; San Antonio Riders, TX; and Sacramento Surge, CA). An imbalance in players allocated by the NFL for development in the WLAF meant no team in the European Division finished with a losing record, and no team in either North American Division finished with a winning record. World Bowl ’91 was won by London Monarchs by 21-0 versus Barcelona Dragons at the hallowed grounds of Wembley Stadium, the home of England’s National Soccer Team. Following the 1991 season the winless Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks were replaced by Ohio Glory in Columbus for 1992. [WLAF References: 1-4]

The Arena Football League in 1991 expanded by two teams to eight, with Washington Commandos and Pittsburgh Gladiators leaving the league and replaced by four new teams in Tampa Bay Storm (FL), Orlando Predators (FL), New Orleans Night (LA) and Columbus Thunderbolts (OH). Tampa Bay Storm were immediately successful, winning Arena Bowl V 48-42 versus Detroit Drive. As in all other Major Football Leagues in 1991 the two teams with best records reached the Championship Game. Following the season Thunderbolts relocated to Cleveland (OH) and Cincinnati Rockers (OH), Charlotte Rage (NC), Sacramento Attack (CA) and San Antonio Force (TX) were added for 1992. [AFL References: 1]

A new Football power emerged on the scene in 1991: The USSR. Following glasnost the USSR opened up to American Football and a six-team league was established with teams in Moscow (Bruins and Swans), Caspian Sea Region (Sphinxes), Ukraine (Donetsk Scythians and Kharkov Atlantis) and Belarus (Minsk Zubrs – ‘Bison’). The first and only official Championship of USSR ended with a Moscow Bruins victory over Moscow Swans. After the season the USSR broke up, with Moscow Bears (Bruins) and Krasnoyarsk Siberian Devils competing for Championship of Russia. Kharkov Atlantis and Donetsk Scythians joined newly independent Ukraine’s Football Association and Minsk Zubrs joined Belarus’ Football Association. [AAF USSR References 1-2]

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Bengals Stadium by Kelly
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1991 Major Football League References

NFL References [1]
National Football League – 1996 Record and Factbook “Past Standings: 1996” p. 278.
Published by National Football League, Workman Publishing Co., New York

NFL References [2]
National Football League – 1996 Record and Factbook “Super Bowl Summaries” p. 327-329.
Published by National Football League, Workman Publishing Co., New York
MCFL References (1)
Semi-Pro Football -Defunct Leagues: EMCFL (Champs)
[Accessed 1 January 2024]

MCFL References (2)
Semi-Pro Football – Defunct Leagues: EMCFL (1991)
[Accessed 1 January 2024]
CFL References (1)
Canadian Football League – CFL Standings: The 1990s
[Accessed 20 January 2023][Archived at the Wayback Machine]
WLAF References (1-3)
Anon. (1991) “Standings” First Down, June 1, 1991, pg. 5
Anon. (1991) “Jon’s too Hort to handle” First Down, June 8, 1991, pg. 4-5
Anglesey, Steve (1991) “Enter the Dragons!” First Down, June 15, 1992, pg. 6-7
WLAF References (4)
World League of American Football (2018) WLAF History: 1991
[Accessed 23 April 2018]
Arena Football League References (1)
Arena Football League (2016) 2016 Record and Factbook pp. 67-83 / 52.
AAF USSR References (1)
American Football in Russia (2017) History of American Football in USSR and Russia
Accessed 24 December 2017
AAF USSR References (2)
Anon. (1991) “Curtain Call” First Down. September 29, 1991. pg. 10.
Published by Mediawatch, Charlbury, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom.

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ARLINGTON, USA - SEP 15, 2015: Interior view of the AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Texas, United States [Photo Credit; David J. Maldonaldo on Shutterstock.com]

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With the United States Football League version 2 starting in 2022, but with only teams in the North East and South regions of USA, Eirball takes a brief look into the crystal ball, to see where not only the USFL shall go next, but also what will happen when the NFL goes Global.

After reviving old USFL 1 teams in the Midwest and West such as Chicago Blitz, Memphis Showboats, Oklahoma Outlaws, Portland Breakers, San Antonio Gunslingers, Los Angeles Express and Arizona Wranglers, as well as resurrecting the Orlando Renegades; the USFL becomes a Major League in the USA after the NFL goes global. With a large amount of fans unhappy with the NFL putting teams in Canada, Mexico, Japan and Germany, US fans of Football flock to the USA-only league which revived the popular United States Football League of 1983 to 1985, becoming the firsty successful Spring League.

By 2040 the NFL, under increasing pressure from protest groups in USA, not only moves teams with controversial names such as the Chiefs to Johannesburg, Patriots to Dublin, Ravens to London, Colts to Berlin, Bengals to Delhi, Rams to Sydney, Chargers to Tokyo, Vikings to Stockholm, Browns to Mexico City, Cowboys to Rio de Janeiro, Cardinals to Rome, and Bills to Toronto, but also scraps the AFC in favour of the new World Football Conference, which includes the Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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Meanwhile the CFL has added the Atlantic Schooners and the Japan X-League Super division teams drop their Company names and represent the 8 regions of Japan – Kanto Creators, Hokkaido Frontiers are just two of the eight regional teams in the new Japan Super League. The Liga de Futbol Americano and European League of Football also take their place among the 4 Major Regional Leagues along with the CFL and JSL.

Meanwhile Native Americans and other groups such as Hawaiians and Mississippi African-Americans who have had their identity stolen revive old team names in a new Independent Football League with ownership and players of that heritage. A Global League of Football featuring 4 teams in Asia, 2 in Africa and 2 in South America is also set up at the same time, with the two leagues merging as the International League of Football. Finally, to fill in a gap, the Pacific League of Football, with one team in New Zealand and three in Australia is launched.

Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TX

ARLINGTON, USA - SEP 15, 2015: Interior view of the AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Texas, United States [Photo Credit; David J. Maldonaldo on Shutterstock.com]
ARLINGTON, USA – SEP 15, 2015: Interior view of the AT&T Stadium, formerly known as Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Texas, United States [Photo Credit; David J. Maldonaldo on Shutterstock.com]


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National Football League: https://eirball.ie/national-football-league-2/

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CFL Logo References


[1] David Burnett to A Football World Discussion Group Facebook (2021) Post to Page, October 27, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=10223294722629561&set=gm.1008333219949031  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/247859990_10223294722589560_7128872716997977271_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=825194&_nc_ohc=tQlu7Zz9TGoAX9PiYqG&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=3b02a54c6ac6522bc2b9c2fa2a35c25f&oe=61A00B91 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[3] Sports Logos (2021) 8827_bc_lions-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/91/full/8827_bc_lions-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[4] Sports Logos (2021) 6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/92/full/6644_calgary_stampeders-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[5] Sports Logos (2021) edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/6790/full/edmonton_elks_logo_primary_2021_sportslogosnet-5957.png %5BAccessed 31 July 2021]

[6] Sports Logos (2021) 6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/98/full/6261_saskatchewan_roughriders-primary-2016.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[7] Sports Logos (2021) 2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/100/full/2517_winnipeg_blue_bombers-primary-2012.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[8] Sports Logos (2021) 6242 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/94/full/6242.gif [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[9] Sports Logos (2021) 4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/99/full/4816_toronto_argonauts-primary-2021.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[10] Sports Logos (2021) 9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/5033/full/9827_ottawa__redblacks-primary-2014.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

[11] Sports Logos (2021) 5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019 [Internet] Available from: https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/95/full/5778_montreal_alouettes-primary-2019.png [Accessed 31 July 2021]

TSL (CFL South) Logos

[1] The Spring League (2021) SEALIONS_Prim_FulClrWhtBG-1-512×326 [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/SEALIONS_Prim_FulClrWhtBG-1-512×326.png [Accessed 27 December 2021]

[2] The Spring League (2021) generals-hero-min [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/generals-hero-min.png [Accessed 27 December 2021]

[3] The Spring League (2021) aviators-min-512×273 [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/aviators-min-512×273.png [Accessed 27 December 2021]

[4] The Spring League (2021) alpha-wordmark-min-1-512×271 [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/alpha-wordmark-min-1-512×271.png [Accessed 27 December 2021]

LFA Logo References


[14] Condors LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, March 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/CondorsLFA/photos/a.849000958532449/3650845258347991/ [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/156170347_3650845261681324_1343936098449651172_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=Off9afsir7EAX-eTVa5&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=f04cd67af1934cde5fc69f4926d00448&oe=61C2AF22 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[15] Dinos LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, February 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/DinosLFA/photos/a.1098375663531454/3637578546277807/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/145511336_3637578549611140_188757273752279880_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=gSWRy8aB7dIAX8l8_-A&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=9500539ff6b65410d5e5042bddb44625&oe=61BFF0C5  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[16] Fundidores LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 16, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=284974656970640&set=a.118343776967063    [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/256036343_284974650303974_2647505166117146873_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=b-G_cXZObkQAX_tB02t&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=aee3e57bf4fc4eae3a384a9ce5050a0c&oe=61A08B97  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[17] Galgos Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 17, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/galgoslfa/photos/a.108310031666817/112983941199426/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at:  https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/252761059_112983937866093_8472956443678492315_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=NANmTB6vq5AAX-zWa67&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b0f23b6874891577c5faf26db30252bf&oe=61A114EC ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[18] Mexicas LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/MexicasLFA/photos/a.1014327461963314/4687022084693815   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/251123045_4687022081360482_3247634362025467080_n.jpg?_nc_cat=111&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=OoUZYU6nZycAX82rjsY&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=ad2fe97e3b32c3ac9dcdb1129875a488&oe=619FAB45 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[19] Raptors LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 5, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/RaptorsLFA/photos/a.208212012844821/1597088927290449  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/253731409_1597088923957116_2180559504148918797_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=yEYkH6g72yYAX-7NLr7&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=9adac1a0cf5bc5cdf94a6e4bb25fce68&oe=61A0089A  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[20] Reyes LFA (2021) Profile Picture, November 19, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ReyesLFA/photos/a.104544895379393/113206377846578 [Accessed 21 December 2021][Actual Image link available at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/258195584_113206374513245_5663298235135969257_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=zn-zaWl4W4gAX9YEBZR&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=00_AT_lNWqkZvrPIwTDFtz3FinayT6oF9lUkQJxBrNCq-bwzw&oe=61C6A29E   [Accessed 21 December 2021]

[2] Mayas LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, October 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/MayasLFA/photos/a.916904715071809/4490334654395446/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/248497239_4490334641062114_2420135574359291948_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=tyzQ2K5mI24AX-IE9d5&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=f2e12ee551f216704032abc0943f123a&oe=61A09048 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[7] Artilleros LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, November 3, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ArtillerosLFA/photos/a.298541940883309/579119006158933/    [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/73513561_579119012825599_8802706180922146816_n.jpg?_nc_cat=108&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=5nO8n1bZCXsAX9_5Lnj&tn=7uF7rGUPgPXI7zGG&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=c6a6d0a303ab49f16b9e426ddf538b25&oe=61C12730  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[8] Osos LFA Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, October 1, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=251129953689617&set=a.125371869598760  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/243020024_251129950356284_294552196448173790_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=nI9MStm2EZQAX9vtC2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=d69c71335d78090b5ef73d3f92b43bcf&oe=61A0E836  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

JSL Logo References

[7] X-League (2021) Fujitsu Frontiers [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/fujitsu [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[8] X-League (2021) Obic Seagulls Profile [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/obic [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[9] X-League (2021) Panasonic Impulse [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/impulse [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[10] X-League (2021) Elecom Kobe Finies [Internet] Available from:https://xleague.jp/team/elecom [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[11] X-League (2021) IBM Big Blue [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/ibm [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[12] X-League (2021) Tokyo Gas Creators [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/tokyogas  [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[13] X-League (2021) All-Mitsubishi Lions [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/hel-lions [Accessed 4 August 2021]

[14] X-League (2021) Nojima Sagamihara Rise [Internet] Available from: https://xleague.jp/team/rise [Accessed 4 August 2021]

ELF Logo References

[7] Barcelona Dragons Facebook (2021)Profile Picture: March 24, 2021: 164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164100830_143302991038424_6685619488922431445_n.jpg?_nc_cat=104&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=7nF5AhntfsEAX9glptP&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=a430079a20cfb0956dd3ea5a7c8db22e&oe=61316F91 [Accessed 11 July 2021]

[8] Panthers Wroclaw Fabecook (2021) profile Picture September 20, 2013 1235513_483738095055993_896136457_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/PanthersWroclaw/photos/a.483738081722661/483738095055993/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[9] Hamburg Sea Devils Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 9, 2021: 159505975_122355319823281_3096303558860788527_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/HamburgSeaDevils/photos/a.106420621416751/122355316489948 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[10] Stuttgart Surge Facebook (2021) Profile Picture July 27, 2021: 224860379_157740426432198_682630597869113461_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/StuttgartSurgeFootball/photos/a.101150422091199/157740416432199/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[11] Leipzig Kings Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 23, 2021 176481610_124322863083112_5924150060350890678_n [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/105240348324697/photos/a.105240374991361/124322859749779 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[12] Cologne Centurions Facebook (2021) Profile Picture March 22, 2021 164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n [Internet] Available from: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/164225775_104312295086165_3866117950552195047_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&ccb=1-4&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=q-FxP6s2FecAX8leJ2f&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=b85f562fcd7282fd92b580c46312ec3d&oe=61329D2C [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[13] Frankfurt Galaxy Facebook (2021) Profile Picture April 18, 2021 175159880_127159659432418_8771340701865027771_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/frankfurtgalaxy21/photos/a.100834638731587/127159656099085 [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[14] Berlin Thunder Facebook (2021) Profile Picture May 6, 2021 182443261_131030875743347_4880774321224305568_n  [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/BER.Thunder/photos/a.106909338155501/131030872410014/ [Accessed 6 August 2021]

[9] AFC Dacia Vienna Vikings Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, May 10, 2016 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/ViennaVikings/photos/a.10150296666230346/10156908106500346/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.18169-9/13178930_10156908106500346_760535454859624943_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=jj_tUZy22F8AX9T2S19&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=8ac0b53a04716a88da7f3daec524750a&oe=61C3031B  ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[10] SWARCO Raiders Tirol Facebook (2018) Profile Picture, October 24, 2018 [Internet] Available from:  https://www.facebook.com/SWARCORaidersTirol/photos/a.428718306297/10156094237966298 [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at:  https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/44726413_10156094237971298_8355790253675511808_n.jpg?_nc_cat=100&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=PUm4jRDwCW8AX_FDvaT&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=fca76f2a6975a9347f666a161a47c636&oe=61C0D05C ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[11] Istanbul Rams Facebook (2016) Profile Picture, October 15, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/IstanbulRams/photos/a.442986371827/10158396645326828/  [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/243269071_10158396645316828_2189579114400872932_n.png?_nc_cat=101&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=4DCxhDp3C4sAX-H9Gxf&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=e9220f74a42bfd5a77c751654cb975ce&oe=61A0FE36 ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[12] Rhein Fire Facebook (2021) Profile Picture, September 25, 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.facebook.com/rheinfire.football/photos/a.110223358051508/118577120549465/   [Accessed 22 November 2021][Actual Logo Reference at: https://scontent-dub4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t39.30808-6/241280937_118577130549464_5762887138007820785_n.png?_nc_cat=100&_nc_rgb565=1&ccb=1-5&_nc_sid=09cbfe&_nc_ohc=YmhEHOY-jtcAX8lxNFt&_nc_ht=scontent-dub4-1.xx&oh=02dcd3eb9114dce71b510650f2918ae7&oe=61A056EC ][Accessed 22 November 2021]

[13] Chris Creamer’s Sports Logos (2019) Scottish Claymores Alternsate Logo 1998 [Internet] Available from:http://content.sportslogos.net/logos/19/1233/full/2552_scottish_claymores-alternate-1998.png [Accessed 27 November 2019]

Other Logos

[1] The Spring League (2021) blues-hero-min-512×299 [Internet] Available from: https://www.thespringleague.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/blues-hero-min-512×299.png [Accessed 27 December 2021]

[2] Chris Creamer’s Sportslogos (2019) edmonton_eskimos_logo_primary_19987020 [Internet] Available from:https://content.sportslogos.net/logos/8/93/full/edmonton_eskimos_logo_primary_19987020.png  [Accessed 22 November 2021]


Thanks to Todd Zboyan, Bart Barden, Bri Wallace, Sondra Maher, Decy Maher, Tom Gallagher and Carmine.


Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

Eirball | Irish, North American & World Sports Archive

Last Updated: 27 December 2021

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Playoff Schedule

NFL National Football League Playoffs 2021

Match Day AFC Wildcard Playoffs
(AFC Wildcard Playoffs)
26 - 19

Cincinnati Bengals vs Las Vegas Raiders

(AFC Wildcard Playoffs)
47 - 17

Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots

(AFC Wildcard Playoffs)
42 - 21

Kansas City Chiefs vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Match Day NFC Wildcard Playoffs
(NFC Wildcard Playoffs)
31 - 15

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Philadelphia Eagles

(NFC Wildcard Playoffs)
17 - 23

Dallas Cowboys vs San Francisco 49ers

(NFC Wildcard Playoffs)
34 - 11

Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals

Match Day AFC Divisional Playoffs
(AFC Divisional Playoffs)
16 - 19

Tennessee Titans vs Cincinnati Bengals

(AFC Divisional Playoffs)
42 - 36

Kansas City Chiefs vs Buffalo Bills

Match Day NFC Divisional Playoffs
(NFC Divisional Playoffs)
10 - 13

Green Bay Packers vs San Francisco 49ers

(NFC Divisional Playoffs)
27 - 30

Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Los Angeles Rams

Match Day AFC Conference Championship
(AFC Conference Championship)
24 - 27

Kansas City Chiefs vs Cincinnati Bengals

Match Day NFC Conference Championship
(NFC Conference Championship)
20 - 17

Los Angeles Rams vs San Francisco 49ers

Match Day Super Bowl LVI (SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles)
(Super Bowl LVI (SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles))
23 - 20

Los Angeles Rams vs Cincinnati Bengals

Playoff Recap

In the AFC Wildcard Playoffs, on Saturday the 15th January 2022, number 4 seed Cincinnati Bengals defeated Las Vegas Raiders, the number 5 seed, 26-19 in the first game in NFL playoff history where both teams made at least four field goals. On Sunday the 16th number 3 seed Buffalo Bills finally showed numberv 6 seed New England Patriots who owned the AFC East in the 2021 season with a 47-17 victory thanks to Eirball’s Season MVP (Most Valuable Player) Josh Allen becoming the first Bills quarterback in playoff history to have 5 pass touchdowns and no interceptions inj a game. On Monday the 17th Kansas City Chiefs, the number 2 seed advanced to the Divisional Playoffs thanks to a 42-21 defeat of number 6 seed Pittsburgh Steelers. Kelce became first ever player in NFL history to have a pass Touchdown, reception touchdown and 100 plus receiving yards in a playoff game. Reference: [53]

In the NFC Wildcard games the #2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeated #7 Philadelphia Eagles 31-15 as M Evans became the first player in Tampa Bay history to have at least 100 yards receiving and 1 or more touchdowns in a playoff game. #3 Dallas Cowboys went down 17-23 to old rivals #6 San Francisco 49ers who had their first postseason road win in Dallas in team history (previously 0-2). On the Monday, the Los Angeles Rams thrashed the Arizona Cardinals 34-11 in quarterback Matthew Stafford’s first career playoff win. Reference: [53]

In the AFC Divisional Playoffs, #4 Cincinnati Bengals advanced to the Championship Game with a 19-16 win at #1 Tennessee Titans in the Bengals first road playoff win in history (0-7 coming into game). In another close encounter #2 Kansas City Chiefs defeated #3 Buffalo Bills 42-36 despite the Bills’ G Davis becoming the first player in the Super Bowl era with over 200 reception yards and four touchdowns in a playoff game. Reference: [54]

The NFC Divisional Playoffs provided two shocks as the #6 San Francisco 49ers downed #1 Green Bay Packers 13-10 with a G Gould Field Goal from 45 yards as time expired. In the second game, the #4 Los Angeles Rams spoiled Tom Brady’s attempts to finish his career with an eighth Super Bowl ring as they too needed a Field Goal in the last seconds to defeat the #2 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27, thanks to M Gay’s 30 yard attempt. Reference: [54]

In the AFC Championship Game Cincinnati Bengals E McPherson kicked a 31 yard field goal as time elapsed to give the #4 Cincinnati Bengals a 27-24 victory at #2 Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFC Championship Game was also decided by a late Field Goal as the #4 Los Angeles Rams won 20-17 at home to the #6 San Francisco 49ers thanks to a M Gay 30 yard attempt with 1:46 remaining.

Super Bowl Preview

Super Bowl XLI starts on Sunday Night 11:30 pm Irish time in SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles in what is virtually a home game for the Los Angeles Rams versus the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals are 0-2 in Super Bowls and Los Angeles Rams are 1-3 in Super Bowls with their one victory coming in 1999 as the St. Louis Rams Reference: [60]

Super Bowl XIV 1980 – Pittsburgh Steelers 31 Los Angeles Rams 19 (20 January 1980, Pasadena, California)

Super Bowl XVI 1981 – San Francisco 49ers 26 Cincinnati Bengals 21 (24 January 1982, Pontiac Michigan)

Super Bowl XXIII 1988 – San Francisco 49ers 20 Cincinnati Bengals 16 (22 January 1989, South Florida)

Super Bowl XXXIV 1999 – St. Louis Rams 23 Tennessse Titans 16 (30 January 2000, Atlanta, Georgia)

Super Bowl XXXVI 2001 – New England Patriots 20 St. Louis Rams 17 (3 February 2002, New Orleans, Louisiana)

Super Bowl LIII 2018 – New England Patriots 13 Los Angeles Rams 3 (

Reference: [60-61]

Super Bowl LVI



Date Time League Season Match Day
February 13, 2022 11:30 pm NFL National Football League Playoffs 2021 Super Bowl LVI (SoFi Stadium, Los Angeles)


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Cincinnati Bengals3710020

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Cincinnati Bengals

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Los Angeles Rams took the lead in the first quarter through Matthew Stafford connecting with Odell Beckham Jr for a 22 yard touchdown, but in a defensive battle during the first quarter the Cincannati Bengals could not convert a great one handed catch by Ja’Marr Chase in the red zone, and had to settle for a Field Goal in the last minute of the first quarter leaving the score 7-3 to the Rams at the whistle. End of the 1st Quarter: Los Angeles Rams 7 Cincinnati Bengals 3 Another great catch by Odell Beckham Jr brought the Rams into the redzone in the second quarter. On the next play Cooper Kupp caught the ball unmarked in the corner of the endzone from Stafford for a 13-3 lead. The point after snap was mishandled by Hecker and recovered by the Bengals. The Bengals responded with a deep pass from Joe Burrow to Mixon to within 11 yards. Two plays later Higgins caught a TD pass in the  endzone from Joe Mixon, the first TD pass by Mixon in the NFL in five years, to bring the Bengals to within 3 points. Towards the end of the half, Odell Beckham Jr had to leave the game with a knee injury while trying to catch the ball over the middle unmarked, a big blow to the Rams. With two minutes to go, Stafford, under pressure from the Bengals three-man rush threw deep to the endzone to Jefferson, a risky pass which was intercepted by Jesse Bates in the endzone for a big turnover for Cincinnati. Cincinnati’s next drive ended with Burrow being sacked, forcing the Bengals to punt. The Rams had 30 seconds to go deep, but after three deep passes were forced to punt and the Bengals took the knee with 6 seconds to go. Halftime: Los Angeles Rams 13 Cincinnati Bengals 10 12 seconds into the third quarter a 75 yard touchdown pass from Joe Burrow to Tee Higgins put the Bengals 17-13 up although as facemask penalty against the Bengals was missed by the officials. 10 seconds later the Bengals immediately intercepted a Stafford pass on the next drive as the momentum shifted suddenly to the Bengals. The Bengals made a risky 4th and 1 conversion which paid off on the Rams 20 yard line on the next drive, but as big play by Donald who sacked Burrow on the 20 yard line left the Bengals on 4th and 12. Taking the Field Goal, the Bengals rookie kicker Evan McPherson put them 20-13 up from the 38 yard line. The Rams settled for a 51 yard Field Goal on the next drive after a trick play on third down failed. Stafford limped out of the game with 3 minutes left in the 3rd quarter after the Bengals had been put under pressure in another blow for the Rams. Awuzie had a minute earlier been injured for the Bengals defense, which was significant as he was the Bengals best player all season. Burrow was sacked five times in two series after just the one sack all game, forcing the Bengals to punt with one minute to go in the third quarter. End of 3rd Quarter Los Angeles Rams 16 Cincinnati Bengals 20. Burrow limped off at the beginning of the fourth quarter after being sacked for the seventh time. The following Rams drive was a quick 3 and out forcing them to punt. Trying to protect Burrow, the Bengals took to the running game. Chris Evans caught a first down on the next drive for Cincinnati. Tyler Boyd dropped a crucial pass on 3rd and 9 preparing for the hit and taking his eyes off the ball, having not dropped a pass all season. Bengals punted and the Rams took over with a fair catch. With less than six minutes left in the game the pressure was on Matthew Stafford who had the most fourth quarter comebacks in the NFL in 2021. On 4th and 1 the Rams Head Coach Sean McVay made a big call going for first down which paid off. Another big first down was made at the Bengal 49 yard line with under 4 minutes to go. Kupp caught a big pass on the 23 yard line as the Rams went for the go ahead touchdown. Akers took the ball up the middle for a first and 10 on the 8 yard line with 2 minutes to go. Rams failed on 3rd and goal, but a holding penalty was called on the Bengals, giving the Rams an automatic first down. Stafford threw to Kupp in the endzone on the next play, however two flags on the play offset each other meant repeat first own. More flags on the next play were called on the Bengals, putting the ball on the one yard line. Stafford tried a quarterback sneak on first down for no yards. Cincinnati took a time out at 1:29. 2nd and Goal Kupp catches the ball in the endzone for a 23-20 Rams lead. Cincinnati took over at the 25 yard line with 1:25 and two timeouts left. Bengals gained 17 yards on the next play. Boyd caught the ball on the 49 yard line with 1 minute left. Burrow went deep on the next play but was unsuccessful. 48 seconds left. Cincinnati tried running on 3rd and 1 and gained no yards. 4th and 1 with no timeouts left Bengals, Burrow threw it away to avoid being sacked under pressure from Aaron Donald. Cincinnati let the clock run out. Final Score: Los Angeles Rams 23 Cincinnati Bengals 20.


1st Quarter LAR – Odell Beckham Jr 22yd Pass from Matthew Stafford (PAT Kick) 7-0 CIN – Evan McPherson 29yd FG [0:28] 7-3 2nd Quarter LAR – Cooper Kupp 11 Pass from Matthew Stafford (PAT fumbled) 13-3 CIN – Tee Higgins 6 Pass from Joe Mixon (Evan McPherson PAT Kick) [5:47] 13-10 3rd Quarter CIN – Tee Higgins 75 Pass from Joe Burrow (Evan McPherson  PAT Kick) [14:48] 13-17 CIN – Evan McPherson 38 yard FG 13-20 LAR – 51 FG 16-20 4th Quarter LAR – Cooper Kupp 1 Pass from Matthew Stafford (PAT Kick good) [1:29] 23-20


[56] NFL (2021) Scores Super Bowl LVI 2021 [Internet] Available from: https://www.nfl.com/scores/2021/POST4   [Accessed 13 February 2022] [62] BBC TV Super Bowl LVI 13-14 February 2022.

Week 1 Schedule

Week 1 Recap

The West was best in Week 1 with all eight teams in both the American Football Conference and National Football Conference winning their opening games. Denver Broncos defeated New York Giants 27-13, leaving the Broncos with a .683 Week 1 winning percentage since the 1970 NFL-AFL merger, the best in the NFL. Head Coach Sean McVay is now 5-0 in Week 1 games with the Los Angeles Rams after their 34-14 victory over the Chicago Bears, while the Cleveland Browns are now 1-21-1 since 1999 in Opening games after the Kansas City Chiefs won their encounter 33-29. San Francisco 49ers won 41-33 at Detroit Lions, the most they have scored in a Week 1 Road Game in team history. The Arizona Cardinals also set a team history record with their 38-13 victory over Tennessee Titans, with the game being the first in Cardinals history that multiple Wide Receivers had 2 or more touchdowns in a single game. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Indianapolis Colts 28-16 to go 12-1 in their last 13 games which started at 10 AM Eastern time. Quarterback D. Carr passed to Z. Jones in overtime to lead the Las Vegas Raiders to a 33-27 victory over the Baltimore Ravens. Rounding out the West’s Week 1 dominance was the Los Angeles Chargers, winning 20-16 at Washington Football team under new Head Coach B Staley’s first game in charge.

In other games Tom Brady broke yet another record with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-29 win at home against Dallas Cowboys, giving Brady 15 Week 1 wins, the most by a Quarterback since at least 1950. Houston Texans defeated Jacksonville Jaguars 37-21 thanks to three interceptions, equalling their entire interception haul of 2020. Carolina Panthers defeated the New York Jets 19-14 thanks to C McCaffrey’s fifth game in his career with 80 plus yards in both rushing and receiving. Miami Dolphins defeated New England Patriots 17-16 thanks to J Waddle’s 60 plus receiving yards and touchdown, becoming only the second player in Dolphins history to do so on their debut. J Winston tied his career best with five touchdown passes as New Orleans Saints had a comprehensive 38-3 win over Green Bay Packers. Philadelphia Eagles had a similar big win over Atlanta Falcons, 32-6 thanks to J Hurts 264 passing yards, three touchdowns and 64 rushing yards. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 23-16 at Buffalo Bills going 5-1 in last six road games versus Buffalo. Cincannati Bengals’ E McPherson hit a 33-yard Field Goal as time expired in overtime to give the Bengals a slender 27-24 win at home against the Minnesota Vikings. Week 1 Reference: [35]

Week 2 Schedule

Week 2 Recap

In the AFC East the Patriots attained their first win of the season when defeating the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey 25-6. It was New England’s 11th straight victory versus the Jets. The Buffalo Bills joined them on 1-1 after destroying the Miami Dolphins 35-0 at Hard Rock Stadium, in the largest shutout win in the NFL since the third week of 1992. The Bills reached the Super Bowl that year. The Dolphins dropped to 1-1. In Inter-Division AFC match-ups the Denver Broncos improved to 2-0 in the AFC West with a 23-13 win at Jacksonville, as the Jaguars fell to 0-2. The Las Vegas Raiders joined the Broncos on 2-0 in the AFC West as they triumphed 26-17 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh versus the Steelers. QB Carr having a third 350+ pass yards and 2+ pass TDs in straight games. The Steelers fell to 1-1 with the loss. The Cleveland Browns joined Pittsburgh on 1-1 in the AFC North with a 31-21 victory over Houston, as the Texans fell to 1-1 in the AFC South. Meanwhile in Baltimore the Ravens joined the Browns and Steelers on 1-1 with a close 36-35 victory versus Kansas City as the Chiefs were another team to lose to an 0-1 team in week 2 after winning in week 1.

In the NFC East the Washington Football Team won by a single point versus New York Giants as they improved to 1-1. The Giants remained winless. The Philadelphia Eagles joined WFT on 1-1 with a loss at home to San Francisco as the 49ers improved to 2-0 in the NFC West. In the NFC South two Division games saw the Carolina Panthers improve to 2-0 with a 26-7 win in Charlotte versus the previously unbeaten New Orleans Saints. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with Tom Brady passing for 4+ pass TDs in 4 straight games, (tied second longest streak since 1950) also moved to 2-0 with a 48-25 defeat of the Atlanta Falcons who lost for the second week running. In an NFC North match-up the Green Bay Packers got their first win of the season with a 35-17 victory at Lambeau Field versus the Detroit Lions, who lost their second straight. The Arizona Cardinals joined the Rams and 49ers on 2-0 in the NFC West as they defeated the Minnesota Vikings by a single point (34-33), handing the NFC North team their second loss of the season.

In Inter-Conference games the Rams narrowly won 27-24 at Indianapolis as Los Angeles moved to 2-0 in the NFC West and a tie with the 49ers for first place, and the Colts dropped to 0-2. The Chicago Bears improved to 1-1 in the NFC North with a 20-17 victory at home to Cincinnati Bengals who fell to 1-1 in the AFC North. Tennessee Titans (AFC South) joined Seattle Seahawks (NFC West) on 1-1 in another game where an 0-1 team defeated a 1-0 team as they triumphed 33-30 at Lumen Field in Seattle. The loss meant the Seahawks were now the only team to have lost a game in the NFC West. The Dallas Cowboys moved to 1-1 in the NFC East with a 20-17 victory in Los Angeles versus the Chargers who fell to 1-1 in the AFC West. Week 2 Reference: [36]

Week 3 Schedule

Week 3 Recap

In an all-AFC South game the Tennessee Titans moved to 2-1 and sole possession of the Division leadership with a 25-16 defeat of the Indianapolis Colts who dropped to 0-3. In another Division match-up in the AFC West the Los Angeles Chargers improved to 2-1 as they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium, winning 30-24, and in the AFC North the Cincinnati Bengals won 24-10 at the Pittsburgh Steelers to improve to 2-1 and a three-way share of the Division lead, while the Steelers fell to 1-2. In AFC Inter-Division match-ups the Denver Broncos continued on winning ways as they won for the third straight game, defeating the New York Jets 26-0, who fell to 0-3. Broncos share the AFC West lead with Las Vegas Raiders who defeated Miami Dolphins 31-28 to secure their first 3-0 start to a season since 2002 when they made it to Super Bowl XXXVII. The Dolphins dropped to 1-2.

In the only Division match-up in the NFC in Week 3, the Dallas Cowboys improved to 2-1 and handed the Philadelphia Eagles their second loss of the season, 41-21 in the Monday Night Game (Tuesday Irish Time). The Dolphins secured sole ownership of the NFC East lead with the win. In NFC Inter-Division games, the Atlanta Falcons won 17-14 in New Jersey at the New York Giants, in a battle of two winless teams. The Minnesota Vikings got their first victory of the season at home in U.S. Bank Stadium with a 30-17 defeat of Seattle Seahawks and in the other NFC West-NFC North match-up the Green Bay Packers drew level with the San Francisco 49ers on 2-1 after winning 30-28 at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. The win put the Packers in the lead on their own in the NFC North. Meanwhile the Los Angeles Rams defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 34-24 to improve to 3-0 and a share of the NFC West lead with Arizona. the Buccaneers suffered their first loss since Week 12, 2020 in the process.

In a big week for Inter-Conference games the Carolina Panthers of the NFC South improved to 3-0 with a 24-9 win at Houston Texans who lost their second of the season; the Cleveland Browns improved to 2-1 and a share of the AFC North lead with a 26-6 defeat of the Chicago Bears at home in FirstEnergy Stadium, dropping the Bears to 1-2; the Baltimore Ravens won 19-17 at Detroit Lions thanks to an all-time NFL record game-winning 66-yard field goal by J. Tucker – the Ravens improved to 2-1 as the Lions fell to their third straight defeat; the New Orleans Saints (2-1) improved to 2-1 with a 28-13 defeat of New England Patriots (1-2); the Arizona Cardinals continued their winning start to the season with a 31-19 win at Jacksonville which dropped the Jaguars to 0-3; the Buffalo Bills had a second big-scoring victory in a row as they thumped the Washington Football Team 43-21 at Highmark Stadium, improving to 2-1 and sole ownership of the AFC East lead in the process as WFT fell to 1-2. Week 3 Reference: [37]

Week 4 Schedule

Week 4 Recap

Buffalo Bills took a two-game lead in the AFC East with a commanding 40-0 defeat of Houston Texans. Miami Dolphins lost their third straight 17-27 to the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots their second straight falling 17-19 to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Sunday Night Game. With the New York Jets getting off the ground with their first win 27-24 over Tennessee Titans, all three of the teams behind the Bills in the AFC East were 1-3.

Cleveland Browns (14-7 versus Minnesota Vikings), Cincinnati Bengals (24-21 versus Jacksonville Jaguars) and Baltimore Ravens (23-7 versus Denver Broncos) all won in the AFC North to go 3-1. It was the Browns and Ravens third wins in a row. Meanwhile Pittsburgh Steelers, after opening the season with a win, lost their third straight 17-27 to Green Bay Packers.

In the AFC South Division Indianapolis Colts picked up their first win with a 27-17 victory at Miami Gardens over the Dolphins. The other three AFC South teams all lost, with Tennessee Titans falling to 2-2 with their loss to the Jets, but remaining in the Division lead after Jacksonville Jaguars (1-3) lost to Cincinnati Bengals and Houston Texans big loss (40-0) at Buffalo.

The AFC West saw Denver Broncos (7-23 versus Baltimore Ravens) and Las Vegas Raiders (14-28 at Los Angeles Chargers in the Monday Night Game) losing their first games after three-straight wins. Joining themm on 3-1 after their victory over the Raiders were the Chargers. The Kansas City Chiefs kept in touch with a 42-30 at Philadelphia over the Eagles to go 2-2.

In the NFC East the Dallas Cowboys won their third straight to go clear at the top on 3-1 after defeating the Carolina Panthers 36-28. There were also wins against NFC South teams for Washington Football Team (2-2) 34-30 versus Atlanta Falcons and New York Giants – their first victory of the season 27-21 versus New Orleans Saints. Philadelphia Eagles meanwhile lost their third straight to drop to 1-3 after their 30-42 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The NFC North saw Green Bay Packers pick up their third victory in three weeks with a 27-17 defeat of the Pittsburgh Steelers to go clear at the top. Minnesota Vikings fell to 1-3 with a 7-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns while in an all-NFC North clash the Chicago Bears (2-2) handed the Detroit Lions their fourth straight loss with a 24-14 victory in Soldier Field.

Atlanta Falcons (30-34 versus Washington Football Team), New Orleans Saints (21-27 versus New York Giants) and Carolina Panthers (28-36 versus Dallas Cowboys) all lost to NFC East opposition. With Tampa Bay Buccaneers defeating Tom Brady’s old team the New England Patriots 19-17 in the Sunday Night Game the Bucs joined Carolina on 3-1 at the top of the Division, while New Orleans fell to 2-2 and Atlanta to 1-3.

In the NFC West the surprising Arizona Cardinals moved to 4-0 and the leagues only 100% record after defeating the Los Angeles Rams, also previously undefeated, 37-20. Seattle Seahawks joined the San Francisco 49ers on 2-2 with a 28-21 defeat of the 49ers in Santa Clara. Week 4 Reference: [38]

Week 5 Schedule

NFL National Football League Week 5 2021