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AFC-NFC Championship Sunday

January 24th, 2021 by FootballWiz | No Comments | Filed in Football, General, NFL, Sports

AFC-NFC Championship Sunday

Maxwell Club Momentum

By Joseph Santoliquito

Maxwell Football Club Weekly Pro Football Update
Championship Weekend


Highlights of notable NFL performances for the week ending Jan. 17.

This weekend holds the key to the door of Super Bowl LV. The final four teams are set and this Sunday will determine the special two clubs that will head to Tampa Bay.

Championship Sunday begins with the NFC Championship Game, when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (13-5) travel to play the Green Bay Packers (14-3) for the George Halas Trophy at Lambeau Field (3:05 PM ET, FOX). The Buccaneers are appearing in their first Championship Game since the 2002 season, when they went on to win Super Bowl XXXVII, while the Packers are making their second consecutive appearance. The game features the quarterback with the most postseason wins in NFL history, Tampa Bay’s Tom Brady (32), against the franchise with the most world championships, Green Bay (13).

In the AFC on Sunday (6:40 PM ET, CBS), the top two seeds in the conference, the Buffalo Bills (15-3) and Kansas City Chiefs (15-2), face off at Arrowhead Stadium for the Lamar Hunt Trophy. Buffalo’s Josh Allen (24 years old) and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes (25) could become just the second pair of opposing quarterbacks under the age of 26 to start a conference Championship Game, joining Vince Ferragamo (25 years old) of the Los Angeles Rams and Doug Williams (24) of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 1979 NFC title game.

The Bills are playing in the AFC Championship for the first time since the 1993 season, when they defeated the Chiefs to advance to Super Bowl XXVIII. Kansas City, meanwhile, is only the second team in NFL history to host three consecutive Championship Games, joining the 2002-04 Philadelphia Eagles, who were also led by head coach Andy Reid.
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Maxwell Football Club Pro Momentum

December 20th, 2020 by FootballWiz | No Comments | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports
The Maxwell Momentum

The Maxwell Momentum


Maxwell Football Club Weekly Pro Football Update – Week 15
Highlights of notable NFL performances for the week ending Dec. 15.

The Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns stamped an exclamation point on a thrilling week in what has been a thrilling season of NFL football by carving their names next to a record that had stood undisturbed for 98 years.

Until Monday night, when Baltimore and Cleveland combined for nine rushing touchdowns, only a pair of 1922 games had ever included as many touchdowns on the ground.

Then, the Ravens and Browns decided the game in the air.

Lamar Jackson threw a 44-yard, fourth-down touchdown pass to Marquise Brown to give Baltimore a 42-35 lead with 1:51 remaining. Then, after Cleveland’s Kareem Hunt scored on a 22-yard pass from Baker Mayfield with 1:04 left, the Ravens’ Justin Tucker converted a 55-yard, game-winning field goal in the final seconds.

Was it the game of the year?

In a season stocked with game-of-the-year candidates, it may be. There are 48 games remaining to determine that in what has been a crazy season.

History Fuels Playoff Hopes

In each of the past 42 seasons (1977-2019, excluding 1982, when divisional play did not occur), at least one team has won its division the season after missing the playoffs. This week, with either a Cleveland loss on Sunday or a win on Monday Night Football at Cincinnati (8:15 PM ET, ESPN), the Pittsburgh Steelers (11-2) can extend that streak.

Since 1990, at least four teams every season have qualified for the playoffs after failing to make the postseason the year before.

At least two teams have won their divisions the season after missing the playoffs in 16 of the past 17 years.

And in 15 of the past 17 seasons, at least one team finished in first place in its division the season after finishing in last or tied for last place. In fact, of the 48 teams in league history to go from “worst-to-first,” 25 of them have done so in the past 17 years (2003-19), including an NFL-record three such teams in 2005 and 2006. Two teams during that span, the 2009 New Orleans Saints and the 2017 Philadelphia Eagles, won the Super Bowl after finishing in last place in their divisions the season before.

Saturdays Are Special In December

The NFL kicks off its annual schedule of Saturday games this week when the Buffalo Bills (10-3) travel to play the Denver Broncos (5-8) at Empower Field at Mile High (4:30 PM ET, NFLN). In Game 2 of the doubleheader, the Carolina Panthers (4-9) are at the Green Bay Packers (10-3), who clinched the NFC North title last week, on Saturday night (8:15 PM ET, NFLN).

Bills quarterback Josh Allen ranks sixth in the NFL with a career-high 3,641 passing yards and could become just the second player in Buffalo history to reach 4,000 in a single season, joining Drew Bledsoe (4,359 passing yards in 2002).

Denver rookie wide receiver KJ Hamler caught two touchdowns in the team’s road win last week. Hamler is one of nine NFL rookies with at least three receiving touchdowns this season.

Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams had seven receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown in the Packers’ Week 14 win. He has recorded a touchdown reception in eight consecutive games, tied for the third-longest streak within a single season in the Super Bowl era. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (12 games in 1987) and A.J. Green (nine games in 2012) have longer streaks. (more…)

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Maxwell Football Club and The Ertz Foundation Team Up

October 20th, 2020 by FootballWiz | No Comments | Filed in College Sports, Football, General, NFL, Sports

The Maxwell Football Club Partners with the Ertz Family Foundation and The Athletes’ Corner to Host Free Combine for Philadelphia High School Football Players.

The Philadelphia Public High School Football League won’t be playing football this fall, even though most of the state of Pennsylvania is playing on Friday nights. For many of these high school football players, football is their safe place, their lifeline, it’s their family, and it’s a potential vehicle that could change the trajectory of their lives. For these Seniors, not playing football this year could negatively impact their chances of playing college football, making it that much harder to pursue their dreams. In an effort to provide hope to a community in need, The Maxwell Football Club partnered with The Ertz Family Foundation and The Athletes’ Corner to host The Beyond The Field Senior Showcase, which was a free, state-of-the-art combine for Philadelphia high school football players. The participant fees were completely covered by donations from The Maxwell Football Club, The Ertz Family Foundation and The Athletes’ Corner – so every high school athlete who participated was able to do so without charge.

The combine was held on Saturday, October 17th, and proved to be a huge success. There were approximately 150 high school football players who attended the combine to display their skills in front of scouts and college coaches. There were more than 40 college coaches from 32 different universities who attended the combine. There were also 15 high school coaches working with the players, 7 of which have coached in at least one state championship game. These high school athletes had the opportunity to record times for the 40-yard dash, the pro shuttle, vertical jump and also performed on the field drills. Due to the pandemic, safety was of the utmost importance during the combine. The Maxwell Football Club provided athletic trainers and followed strict COVID-19 precautions – including temperature checks and masks for all combine attendees.


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Maxwell College Football Weekly Update

September 17th, 2020 by FootballWiz | No Comments | Filed in Football, General, NCAA, Sports
Maxwell Football Club
Weekly College Football Update
Week 2  
By Rich Cirminiello

Highlights of notable Maxwell Award candidates
for the week ending Sept. 12  
   
Who’s Hot  

WR Jonathan Adams, Arkansas State  

The abbreviated September slate is providing a bigger spotlight to the Sun Belt Conference… and the league is capitalizing on it. The Red Wolves went into Manhattan and shocked Kansas State, 35-31, for just their second-ever win over a Power 5 opponent. Adams led the way with three TD catches, including a spectacular one-handed grab and the game-winner with 38 seconds left.

QB Micale Cunningham, Louisville

Cunningham has picked up where he left off in 2019. And that’s going to make for some exciting times this fall in Louisville. There are still some kinks and a little rust, but the junior still accounted for 367 total yards and four scores in Saturday’s 35-21 win over a dangerous Western Kentucky squad. Cunningham’s 70-yard scoring strike to Dez Fitzpatrick put the game out of reach in the third quarter.

QB Sam Ehlinger, Texas 

UTEP was on the other side of the ball, so no one should get too carried away after one weekend. But the Longhorn passing game was potent in Saturday’s 59-3 rout, despite using a slew of new and young receivers. Chemistry was no problem for Ehlinger, who completed 25-of-33 for 426 yards and five touchdown passes to five different teammates.
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Maxwell Football Club Awards 2020

July 16th, 2020 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in 94WIP, College Sports, Football, General, NCAA, Sports
Press Release

July 13, 2020         Philadelphia, PA
The Maxwell Football Club today announced its watch list for the 26thAnnual Chuck Bednarik Award presented annually to the outstanding defensive player in college football.

The Bednarik Award has been presented to the College Defensive Player of the Year since 1995 and is named in honor of Chuck Bednarik a former standout at the University of Pennsylvania and with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame’s Class of ’69 and the NFL Hall of Fame’s Class of ’67.

The Bednarik Award watch list will once again incorporate a broad spectrum of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and conferences from coast to coast, and will feature fresh faces, as 2019 winner Chase Young (Ohio State) and finalists Derrick Brown (Auburn) and Isaiah Simmons (Clemson) have all moved on to the NFL. The list features 3 returning semifinalists from 2019 including Derek Stingley (LSU), Micah Parsons (Penn State) and Marvin Wilson (Florida State). LSU, Pittsburgh and USC lead the way with 3 candidates each and 17 other schools boast 2 candidates.

Young became the first Buckeye to ever win the award before being chosen with the 2nd overall pick by the Washington Redskins. (more…)

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Maxwell Awards announces Bednarik and Maxwell Winners

December 13th, 2019 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in College Sports, Football, General, NCAA
2019 Maxwell and Bednarik Award Winners Announced
Maxwell Football Club President Mark Dianno announced today that LSU quarterback Joe Burrow has been selected as the winner of the 83rd Maxwell Award for the Collegiate Player of the Year, and that Ohio State junior defensive end Chase Young is the winner of the 25th Chuck Bednarik Award for the Collegiate Defensive Player of the Year.

♠The winners of the Maxwell Award and the Chuck Bednarik Award were announced tonight as part of the ESPN Home Depot College Football Awards Show, live from the College Football Hall of Fame – Chick-Fil-A Experience in Atlanta.

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Maxwell Football Club widens its Watch Lists

October 11th, 2019 by Leo | Comments Off on Maxwell Football Club widens its Watch Lists | Filed in College Sports, Football, General, Sports
Maxwell Football Club Expands Watch Lists
 
The Maxwell Football Club today announced the expansion of its 2019 Watch Lists both the 83rd Maxwell Award and the 25th Chuck Bednarik Award.
 
The original lists were comprised of players selected based on their 2018 performances. As the 2019 season has progressed, the Club believes several additional players warrant attention because of their noteworthy play.

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