Kid Reporter Noah's Visit to Gridiron Glory!

I had the chance to see the Gridiron Glory exhibit, which had come to Minnesota. I saw many cool things including numerous game used memorabilia.

Here is my tour of the exhibit:

After arriving at the Minnesota Historical Center, I saw the beginning of the exhibit. At the start was an interactive training camp. I played some of the games including the field goal kick, where you kick a football and then it shows where it would go on a screen. Also in this room was an NFL Referee simulator. Basically, you could go in the 'booth' where you review a real play after a challenge, and after you determine what you think based off of a variety of camera angles, you see what the official call was in the NFL. I really felt the pressure and excitement of what football referees feel. Here is what the booth looked like.

Next was one of my favorite parts, the Minnesota Vikings room. The room consisted of jerseys from past and present legends who wore the purple and gold. One cool part about the room is that they replicated the locker of Everson Griffen, a current defensive lineman for the Vikings.

I then got to view the unique history of the NFL before my eyes. Most of the influential eras were displayed, and I ultimately arrived at the breathtaking Champions Theater. The massive display showed off many jerseys worn and torn by NFL legends.

And yes, that is a Vince Lombardi Trophy in the middle.

One of the many jerseys that were inside, belonged to Devin Hester, which he wore in 2006. Hester had a 108 yard touchdown off of a missed kick which tied the previous NFL record. Seeing the legendary returner's jersey was really something.

For all you Patriots fans, I wanted to let you know that I saw the jersey of Rob Gronkowski, which he wore while tying the NFL's record for tight end touchdowns in one season.

And last but certainly not least, I got to see the ball that Jerry Rice caught for his 100th touchdown reception.

I very much enjoyed seeing all of this history in one museum. I look forward to learning more about everything I saw. Thank you for reading!

-Kid Reporter Noah O.

Kid Reporter John's Read Option: Week 7!

With six weeks of NFL action now in the books, the playoff picture is starting to round into form. The NFC picture is very intriguing, and the competition is wide open for playoff spots and the NFC title. Though they don’t have the track record of some of the other teams, these three NFC teams have established themselves as contenders.

X Option: Dallas Cowboys
The Cowboys are for real. They came into Green Bay, one of the toughest environments for a visitor to win, and beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers by two touchdowns. Though he threw his first NFL interception, rookie quarterback Dak Prescott has staked his claim as the Cowboy quarterback this season and running back Ezekiel Elliott should eclipse 1,500 yards. The Dallas’ Cowboys defense, though not great, has held up and is good enough for the Cowboys to be real playoff contenders.

Y Option: Minnesota Vikings
The Vikings remain as the only undefeated team in the NFL and their early season performance indicates that they’re a team to beat in the NFC. Quarterback Sam Bradford has experienced a career renaissance and the defense is in the Denver-Seattle category atop the league. Most of all, the coaching staff has done an incredible job keeping Minnesota afloat amidst all the players out. With a possible return from Adrian Peterson later this season, the Vikings could be poised for a deep run in January.

Z Option: Atlanta Falcons
I thought the Falcons early success was a fluke, but after seeing their performance in a losing effort on Sunday, I now think differently. Atlanta held Seattle, arguably the best team in the NFC at the moment, and probably would have won the game if the referees called pass interference on Richard Sherman on the last Atlanta play. The Falcons have the best offense in the NFC, with an improved offensive line, the best one-two combination of any NFL backfield, and the game’s best receiver in Julio Jones. As Sunday showed, their defense has also taken steps forward. With all the struggles in Carolina, the Falcons are the favorite to win the NFC South and will be a team nobody wants to face in the playoffs.

My Picks
Last Week: 9-6
Ravens over Jets
Packers over Bears
Giants over Rams
Chiefs over Saints
Raiders over Jaguars
Lions over Redskins
Colts over Titans
Bengals over Browns
Vikings over Eagles- The Bradford Bowl
Bills over Dolphins
Buccaneers over 49ers Chargers over Falcons
Patriots over Steelers
Cardinals over Seahawks
Broncos over Texans- The Osweiler Bowl

-Kid Reporter John

Kid Reporter Noah: Rejoice Minnesota, the Vikings Are Winning!

I am not going to lie, and act like I predicted this all from the start; when quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down. I also wouldn’t have predicted that the purple and gold would be 5-0 without former NFL MVP Adrian Peterson. I don’t think anyone had us bouncing back from losing multiple key offensive lineman. And yet Minnesota has defied all odds and has gone undefeated. Some say it is Sam Bradford, others say it is the defense, many praise their special teams, I believe it is Mike Zimmer, the mastermind behind it all, who should be credited for their success. He is the heart and soul of this squad, and forged a great team in every aspect. Zimmer specializes in defense, which has been a strong suit for Minnesota so far this season.

The biggest X factor so far for this defense in my opinion has been cornerback Xavier Rhodes. Despite only playing three games, Rhodes has made all the headlines locally and across the nation. In his three starts, he has shut down star wide receivers, including Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins. Things get a lot easier on defense when top wide outs aren’t performing, but the success of Rhodes is no coincidence, it was only a matter of time before he exploded. The Minnesota Vikings secondary consists of veteran slot cornerback, Captain Munnerlyn. Likewise, Harrison Smith contributes big time at safety. It also helps when your defensive line is dominating like the Vikings is. Lead by sack specialist, Everson Griffen, quarterbacks better watch out against Minnesota. The packages of Zimmer moving Brian Robison inside and out have been working really well with both Robison and second year stud, Danielle Hunter. Both Hunter and Griffen have totaled four sacks each. The duo was probably drooling when Carson Wentz of the Philadelphia Eagles, their week seven opponent, was being bothered by the Washington Redskins defense. Another key factor to the Minnesota Vikings success has been their quick and versatile linebackers. Two former UCLA linebackers, Anthony Barr and Eric Kendricks, have both caused chaos for opposing teams. Minnesota’s defense overall has little weaknesses. When Coach Zimmer lines them up in the gap on either side of the center, they cause a lot of problems for opposing offenses.

The Vikings offense has suffered many devastating losses with players being out. The front office made the decision to trade a first and fourth round draft choice to the Philadelphia Eagles after Bridgewater went out. In return we received quarterback Sam Bradford. At first many thought that this deal was a bit risky; putting our future into this player, but as the season has gone along, Bradford has stolen the heart of Minnesota. I even have heard some “Teddy who?” chants around town. Unlike many past seasons, this offense has become pass first in which Bradford has thrived in the playbook that offensive coordinator, Norv Turner, has created.

As I mentioned before, this upcoming Sunday is the showdown between Carson Wentz and Sam Bradford. Wentz, being a rookie, impressed many very early in the season, but has slowed down. Coach Zimmer definitely will throw a lot at the rookie. I can just imagine the many blitzes that will be overloading the young quarterback. Hopefully wide receiver Stefon Diggs comes back this week for the Vikings. The Minnesota Vikings offense has had a week to recuperate, and should be firing on all cylinders in Philadelphia. Coming off a bye week, I expect that Minnesota is hungry for another win!

-Kid Reporter Noah O.

Kid Reporter Justin's Tournament of Teams: NFC South Edition!

It's Kid Reporter Justin here and today I am going to go over the NFC South. The question in a lot of people's mind is probably whether or not the Panthers will win their division. What do I think about them? You will have to see.

Panthers vs. Buccaneers: NFC South Semifinals
As we all know the Buccaneers recently beat the Panthers. Their rookie kicker came through in the clutch making a field goal to win the game. Derek Anderson definitely wasn't the ideal situation. They are now 1-4 and their chances of making the playoffs are slim. Will Derek Anderson play again? That is what I want to know because he has to perform better than he did last time if they want to win. In fact, another loss would possibly cost them their season. The Buccaneers are doing mediocre with two wins, but it is not much better. Out of the two teams there is no comparison, the Panthers are better. But they have been putting themselves in a hard position if they want to make the playoffs. The Buccaneers are a young team with a lot of potential, but they aren't as good as the Panthers. However, if Derek Anderson plays they could go 1-5. Which team has the better chance to make the playoffs? I still can't give up on the runner-ups from last year. I choose the Panthers.

Saints vs. Falcons: NFC South Semifinals
I am not surprised the Falcons are 4-1. They had a great start last season too and then, they started to struggle. The Saints have just been in so many close games and lost a lot of them. They are 1-3. Will the Saints be able to catch the Falcons? If the Falcons have a slump at the end of the season again, then maybe. Drew Brees is a awesome quarterback who is starting to age, but he is still solid. Let's remember that he helped the Saints win their first ever Super Bowl against Peyton Manning and the Colts a couple years ago. The Saints obviously aren't as good now, but they still have a talented team. Drew Brees has the targets to do well. They include Brandin Cooks, and tight end Coby Fleener, who I have a ton of faith in. Matt Ryan has Julio Jones, but other than that his targets are not reliable. Unlike I predicted with the Panthers and Buccaneers, I don't think the Saints have enough talent to catch the Falcons. I choose the Falcons.

Panthers vs. Falcons: NFC South Final
This one I am having a time deciding. Should I go with Falcons since they are doing so good right now or should I go with the Panthers who are better than the Falcons, but aren't playing like it? If Derek Anderson plays than the Panthers have no chance, but supposedly Cam Newton might play. If Cam Newton plays they are in good shape to beat the Saints and go 2-4. The Falcons have the Seahawks this week, so they probably will go 4-2. If this happens, which there is a good chance it does, then the Panthers long shot is not so much of a long shot. It is only a two win difference. Even if this does happen, the Falcons are still playing like the better team right now. I think they will slow down their momentum, but if Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman keep this up, the Falcons will be hard to stop. Not only would the opposing defenses have to worry about Julio Jones, but they now have to worry about the Falcons ground game. The Panthers have Jonathan Stewart coming back this week, so the Panthers could also have a running game to watch out for too this week. A good running game isn't the only thing needed on offense to have a successful offense, but it definitely helps. It puts less pressure on the quarterback. With Cam Newton and Jonathan Stewart possibly back, I believe the Panthers can once again dominate. I might be crazy, but I have faith in the Panthers. I choose the Panthers.

Do you agree with my risky prediction? Let me know your opinion by commenting down below. Stay tuned for the AFC North.

-Kid Reporter Justin

Calling All Kid Reporters!

Have you submitted your NFL RUSH Kid Reporter article this week?

It's so easy! Have your parent or guardian email

Here are some fun topics to write about:
-Week 7 Predictions!
-Who are you starting in NFL RUSH Fantasy? 
-Favorite players this season!

Kid Reporter Justin's Pro Bowl Picks: Week 1-5!

As some you probably know Pro Bowls voting is already out! Don't vote yet of course. Put still keep in mind of some players who are playing like Pro Bowlers as of now.

Here are my picks for who should make the pro bowls as of right now(in no particular order). Picks for almost all of the positions.

Matt Ryan
Philip Rivers
Ben Roethlisberger
Carson Wentz
Andrew Luck
Derek Carr

Antonio Brown
Amari Cooper
Mike Evans
A.J. Green
T.Y. Hilton
Julio Jones
Marvin Jones
Demaryius Thomas

Ezekiel Elliott
Devonta Freeman
Melvin Gordon
David Johnson
LeSean McCoy
DeMarco Murray

Jordan Reed
Greg Olsen
Jimmy Graham
Kyle Rudolph

Carlos Dunlap
Everson Griffen
Cameron Heyward
Jason Pierre-Paul
Leonard Williams
Derek Wolfe

Ndamukong Suh
Linval Joseph
Nick Fairley
Aaron Donald
Fletcher Cox
Calais Campbell

Marcus Cooper
Perrish Cox
Joe Haden
Casey Hayward
Jason McCourty
Josh Norman
Marcus Peters
Aqib Talib

Zach Brown
Luke Kuechly
Benardrick McKinney
C.J. Mosley

Lorenzo Alexander
Vic Beasley
Markus Golden
Jerry Hughes
Sean Lee
K.J. Wright

T.J. Ward
Tony Jefferson

Earl Thomas
Tyrann Mathieu

Jakeem Grant
Eric Weems

Pat McAfee
Thomas Morstead

Justin Tucker
Adam Vinatieri

There you have it! Due to how these players performed in weeks 1-5, these are the players who I think deserve to make to the Pro Bowl if the season ended right now.

Let me know your options by commenting down below!

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter Pranav's Super Bowl Winner!

Hey NFLRUSHERZ it's Kid Reporter Pranav back with another article!

This one is gonna be about my Super Bowl winner!

Tell me below in the comments if you agree.

And the moment you have been waiting for.......

The Super Bowl champs this year are going to be The New England Patriots!

They went 3-1 without Tom Terrific and I think they will excel with him being back!

That's it for now! Also, let me know what you want me to write about next!

-Kid Reporter Pranav

Kid Reporter Justin's Fantasy Football Advice!

I recently wrote an article about weeks one through four. The article included five players who were out in that piece. At the time I had been slightly aware of Cam Newton being out, and thought it was no big deal. My decision ended up being to start Cam Newton due to his match up against the Buccaneers and also started their defense hoping that they would shut down Jameis Winston

Little did I know what would happen next. Cam Newton is out for the week and Derek Anderson is starting. I went to check to see how my lineup is doing on Monday night and I saw Cam Newton's picture and a red background. At first I had no idea what that meant, but then I realized that meant he must be out. There was only one game left at the time and even though my defense was the Carolina Panthers defense, I started Jameis Winston. Since I had Jameis Winston, I decided to select the Buccaneers defense who were my only other choice. It would have been a bad choice for me to start the Panthers defense because I figured if Jameis Winston does great than the Panthers defense will most likely do awful.

I know this might be review for some of you guys, but if you guys are unsure about a player's status, check a day before their game to see what their new status is. Most of the time if it says they will play one day before their game, they will play. Obviously there are some people who don't play, but ninety percent of the time they will play if it says they will play one day before their game. If it says they are out, then they are definitely out. I hope you don't make the mistake I nearly made.

Other tips:
-If you choose a team's quarterback then consider choosing one of their receivers.
Ex. If you choose Ben Roethlisberger, then consider choosing Antonio Brown as your receiver.

-Always choose a quarterback as your wildcard.
Ex. If you choose Aaron Rodgers as your quarterback, then choose your second favorite quarterback as your wildcard.

-Use the schedules to your advantage.
Ex. If Ezekiel Elliott is facing the Saints and David Johnson is facing the Broncos, then choose Ezekiel Elliott.

-Never pick more than two players from the same team.
Ex. Do not pick Kirk Cousins, DeSean Jackson, Matt Jones, Jordan Reed, and the Redskins defense all in the same week.

-Don't pick players just because you like them.
Ex. I like the Jets, but a lot of times I don't pick players from the Jets.

My Week Six fantasy football lineup:
QB- Tom Brady
WR- Antonio Brown
RB- Ezekiel Elliott
TE- Rob Gronkowski
DEF- Carolina
Wildcard- Ben Roethlisberger

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter Cooper: Week 5 Predictions- Was He Accurate?

I have looked at all the games this week, analyzed the data. Let's see how I did!

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers October 6, 2016 8:25 P.M. ET.
Most people will probably look at this game and say the Cardinals would absolutely crush the 49ers, but I don’t really think so. The San Francisco 49ers are, let’s face it, pretty bad. But, as good as the Cardinals are, I think you can never really say anything until the ball is kicked off. So, I can’t say for sure, but I don’t think that the 49ers are going to get annihilated. Yet, I still have the Cardinals taking this one, 35-28.

Washington Redskins @ Baltimore Ravens October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
This one is a little bit of a hard one. Some people might say the Ravens will win and some people might pick the Redskins to win. I think it will probably start out as a close game, but with all of the talent on the Ravens, they will pull ahead and beat the Redskins, 31-17.

Tennessee Titans @ Miami Dolphins October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
This game is probably going to be a very close game. It should also be a very well-played game for both teams. The Dolphins are going to want to bounce back from that Thursday night loss against the Bengals. Although, the Titans are a bad team to want to bounce back against. I believe Demarco Murray will have a big game, over one hundred rushing yards and at least two touchdowns. 

Ryan Tannehill and the Dolphins offense will probably play a pretty good game, as the Titans defense is, well, not even really okay. I mean on the stat sheet they may look well, but they really aren’t very good when a game is down to the wire.
In the special team game, the Dolphins and the Titans are a lot like most other teams: average. So, you can’t really judge this game by the special teams units.

So, let’s look at what we have here. There are two defenses who are pretty much horrific. Maybe, the Titans defense is a little better than horrific, but the Dolphins defense is probably a lot worse than horrific. But, what actually matters is the Titans have a much better defense than the Dolphins. On offense, the Titans have so much talent, and the Dolphins put all their eggs in one basket with Ryan Tannehill and Jarvis Landry, even though they are both great players, the Titans offense spreads the talent around, so the Tennessee Titans offense is better. On the special teams side, neither team is really better.

This game is a definite win for the Titans, 31-21.

Chicago Bears @ Indianapolis Colts October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
The Bears and the Colts are two pretty bad teams. Chicago just has too many players out, especially to good players. The Colts don’t really have as many players out as the Bears do, but they just don’t always play great football, even though they have a lot of talent in that locker room. They just don’t seem to show it. I think the Bears can play next man up football and beat the Colts, 34-31 in overtime.

New England Patriots @ Cleveland Browns October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET
This is the week that Patriots fans have all been waiting for. The week that the star quarterback Tom Brady returns from his four game suspension. Tom Brady, as every die hard football fan knows, has lead his team to a dynasty. Of course, he had some help along the way, like star tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. All of those star pass catchers are still on the team. I think the combination of those three, and Tom Brady will give the Patriots a win. The Patriots are just better, on offense, defense, and special teams. So the Patriots defiantly win this one by a lot, 56-14.

New York Jets @ Pittsburgh Steelers October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
I think this game should be very interesting. The Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets are pretty close to having equal value at just about every position. Many people may have looked at this game before the season and said that the Steelers will win this game easily, but I don’t really think so. The Steelers have played a little bit below expectations so far this season in my mind.

The Jets are pretty much the Jets this year, average for the most part. I think this will be a real contest on Sunday afternoon. The Steelers will get a 24-21 overtime victory over the New York Jets.

Houston Texans @ Minnesota Vikings October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
This should be a great game to watch. This is going to be a hard game for the Texans, facing a dominate Vikings offense with Sam Bradford under center. The Vikings still do have a disadvantage without Adrian Peterson. The Vikings should be able to have a huge game on offense as they will be able to run it right at the defense of the Houston Texans, a Texans defense that is missing star defensive end J.J. Watt. I think this will be a very high scoring game. The Texans should get five touchdowns and a score of 35. I think the Vikings will get the same thing, which of course means extra football.

The overtime quarter probably won’t last long, because the first time the Vikings get the ball they will be able to move it down the field and score a game winning touchdown as they beat the Texans 41-35.

Philadelphia Eagles @ Detroit Lions October 9, 2016 1:00 PM. ET.
Welcome to Wentzylvania! The mayor of Wentzylvania visits the Lions on Sunday. The last time the Eagles played at Ford Field, it was Thanksgiving of 2015, and the Lions absolutely demolished the Eagles. Of course, that was last year, and Mark Sanchez was the starting quarterback. Now it is rookie sensation Carson Wentz. I think that both teams really deserve to win. The Eagles should have a great offensive game. Even though the Eagles defense has shut down opponent offenses, I think the Lions will score four touchdowns.

The Eagles win streak has to come to an end some time, and I think it will be this week, Lions win 34-31 in overtime. But even though I have the Eagles down to lose this game, I believe that Carson Wentz will keep up his streak of not throwing an interception.

Atlanta Falcons @ Denver Broncos October 9, 2016 4:05 PM. ET.
The Denver Broncos may not have Peyton Manning on the team, but they still have something special at the quarterback position. Trevor Siemian has led his team to a great start, and should start off the second quarter of the season with a pretty easy victory. And even if he is not ready to start, Paxton Lynch is still a great rookie quarterback who could lead his team to a win. I think the Falcons aren’t really as good as some people say they are, so I am definitely taking the Broncos to win this one, big time. Final score, Broncos 35, Falcons 14.

Cincinnati Bengals @ Dallas Cowboys October 9, 2016 4:25 PM. ET.
Both teams have spectacular players on their rosters. Both teams also have explosive players on offense, but you know what they say, defense wins championships. So because of that, I think that this is going to be a low scoring game. As you know, if you read my predictions, I predict that there will be many overtime games in week 5, and I think this will be another one. Cowboys 14, Bengals 14, after the end of regulation. Both teams are pretty clutch, but I think that the Cowboys will be more clutch by kicking a game winning field goal to beat the Bengals 17-14 in overtime.

San Diego Chargers @ Oakland Raiders October 9, 2016 4:25 PM. ET.
The Chargers and the Raiders are both in the AFC West, which makes them rivals, but they are not big rivals. These two teams want to beat each other more than they want to hurt and fight with each other. So, I don’t think that the rivalry will play a part in this game. It should just be football as usual. Both of these teams aren’t the favorites to win the division, even though the Raiders had some high expectations, and are 3-1. The Chargers win it 17-14, even though major players being out have not helped the Chargers.

Buffalo Bills @ Los Angeles Rams October 9, 2016 4:25 PM. ET.

The Bills got a much needed victory against the Patriots, after all that has been going on with Buffalo, like the firing of offensive coordinator Greg Roman, to name one. I think they can keep it going with a big game against the Rams. The Bills will give up some points on defense, but they will find the end zone five times on offense. The Bills are definitely going to win this one, 35-20.

New York Giants @ Green Bay Packers October 9, 2016 8:30 PM. ET.
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers haven’t played as well as they were thought to be, and you still haven’t heard Aaron Rodgers spell out R-E-L-A-X at a press conference yet. Packers fans are scared, but I believe there is no reason to be scared at all. The Packers are still a great football team.

The Giants are of course not the best team in the league, but they are an average team. They are still in one the worst divisions to be an average team, as the Eagles and the Cowboys have played great football so far, and don’t count out the Redskins.
The Giants definitely won't be able to win this one. The Packers beat New York, 28-21.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Carolina Panthers October 10, 2016 8:30 PM. ET.
The Carolina Panthers were expected to have an amazing year, but starting 1-3 is not amazing. The Panthers are ready to host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Monday Night Football under the lights. I think the Buccaneers are going to have a great game and by the end of the year a great season with Jameis Winston at quarterback, and the Panthers might just keep on struggling. I don’t know how the Panthers will fair later in the season, but I believe they are going to surprise fans and lose this game 30-24 in a short overtime.

I hope you enjoyed my week 5 predictions! I will not disappoint and will have my week 6 predictions shortly! Please like my post below! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please tell me in the comments! Thank you NFL Rushers!!!!

 -Kid Reporter Cooper

Calling all NFL RUSH Kid Reporters!

Have you submitted your NFL RUSH Kid Reporter article this week?

It's easy! Have your parent or guardian email

Here are some fun topics to write about:
-Week 6 Predictions!
-Who are you starting in NFL RUSH Fantasy? 
-Favorite moment from the season!

Kid Reporter Justin's Tournament of Teams: NFC West!

When the word stacked comes to mind what do you think of? Comment below about what you think. 

I think of the NFC West as stacked. They have two teams from the playoffs last year in their division. This division is as about as hard as the NFC East to predict. Will my choice be the same as yours? You will have to see.

Cardinals vs. Rams: NFC West Semifinals
This whole division is known for their defense. This includes the Rams and Cardinals. Who has the edge on defense though? I would have to say the Cardinals. They have playmakers like Patrick Peterson, Tyrann Mathieu (The Honey Badger), and Calais Campbell. The defense shallows up ton of offenses including most likely the Rams this year. Sorry Rams fans. I just don't agree with starting Case Keenum when your team traded up to the number one pick only to not start the guy your team picked. Case Keenum had his chance. Now it is Jared Goff's turn. The Cardinals on the other hand have a great offense. They have arguably the best trio of receivers in the league including Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, and Michael Floyd. Their running back is also super talented. David Johnson is young and is on the right track to a great career. Carson Palmer wasn't healthy, which concerns me. Even though Carson Palmer might miss week or so, I choose the Cardinals.

Seahawks vs. 49ers: NFC West Semifinals
So far the Seahawks are 3-1 and the 49ers are 1-3. The Seahawks actually whooped the 49ers earlier this season. They have playmakers on defense such as Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. Russell Wilson is also one of the league's best quarterbacks. Who do the 49ers have? Blaine Gabbert at quarterback and Torrey Smith and Jeremy Kerley as wideouts. No wonder they are losing. They just aren't as talented as the Seahawks. I do like Chip Kelly and the 49ers are one of my favorite teams, but they aren't as good as they used to be. I choose the Seahawks.

Seahawks vs Cardinals:NFC West Final
Last year, the Cardinals won the division and the Seahawks squeaked in as a wild card. Will this year be any different? Russell Wilson definitely is progressing through the years and David Johnson is becoming a top tier running back. The Cardinals and Seahawks both have top five defenses and they each have a top three cornerback in the league as well as a top three safety (Cardinals have Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu. Seahawks have Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas). This year the Seahawks have started out stronger only losing to the Rams. Last year, the Cardinals started out stronger. I think the Seahawks will continue to play good. The Cardinals are still good, but the two win difference might be too hard to even up. I choose the Seahawks.

Next time I head over to the AFC South. Stay tuned and thanks for reading.

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter Justin: First Four Weeks Recap!

Can you believe it the first fours weeks are already over!? Did you miss it altogether? Well if you did, then don't worry. Here is a little recap of weeks one through four.

Five Stars
WR-Julio Jones
RB-DeMarco Murray
QB-Matt Ryan
TE-Greg Olsen
Minnesota Defense

Five Disappointments
WR-Golden Tate
RB-Chris Ivory
QB-Carson Palmer
TE-Gary Barnidge
Indianapolis Defense

Five Players Out 

WR-Donte Moncrief
RB-Adrian Peterson
QB-Robert Griffin
TE-Rob Gronkowski
RB-Doug Martin

Five Rising Stars
WR-Terrelle Pryor Sr.
RB-Melvin Gordon
QB-Carson Wentz
TE-Kyle Rudolph
WR-Sterling Shepard

Five Teams To Beat (3-1 or better)
1. Broncos
2. Vikings
3. Eagles
4. Patriots
5. Steelers

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter David: Panthers Are Going to Win!

Hi my name is David. This is my first Kid Reporter article so that Is why it may not be as good as other reports. The Panthers have had a rough season. I think they are going to win against the Buccaneers in a rematch! 

This is why: 
1. Good QB 
2. Good TE 
3. Just because

I hope you like my Report. Also I would love it if you could 'like' my Report. It would mean a lot to me. 

Username: thecarolinaboy

-Kid Reporter David

Kid Reporter Noah: Chad Greenway's Celebrity Waiter Night!

I had the opportunity to attend Chad Greenway’s Lead the Way Foundation’s 6th Annual Celebrity Waiter Night, which was held a week ago on Monday, September 19, 2016. 

It was very cool to meet local Minnesota sports stars and also support a great cause at the same time. Chad Greenway is such a class act on and off the field. Some of the Vikings who headlined the event included young members of the Minnesota Vikings defensive squad, Anthony Barr, Eric Kendricks, and Harrison Smith. Kyle Rudolph and Audie Cole also came to support the foundation. I chatted with Rudolph, the Vikings tight end, about his performance in their win against our border rivals, the Green Bay Packers. I briefly talked to former teammate of Greenway’s, Ben Leber. 


As you readers probably have noticed, I LOVE football (which is an understatement), but I also was very delighted to see a couple of Minnesota Wild players at the event. Another surprise to me was meeting David Plummer, a team USA swimmer who won both gold and bronze at the 2016 Rio Olympics. After mingling with all the celebrity attendees, my father and I went to our seats. An auction was held for items that had been used in games, and then Greenway spoke about the purpose of his foundation. The Lead the Way Foundation supports children who need help, and also assists their families. From providing hospitalized kids with games to holding luncheons for the mothers of these children, Greenway successfully makes positive change in the community. This event was very meaningful for me, and I learned a lot about Chad Greenway and what he stands for.   

-Kid Reporter Noah O.

Kid Reporter Theodore: Week 5 Picks and Predictions!

Hello Everyone! 

It's Kid Reporter Theodore with my Week 5 NFL Picks and Predictions.

Cardinals at 49ers- 49ers
Texans at Vikings- Vikings
Bears at Colts- Colts
Jets at Steelers- Steelers
Titans at Dolphins- Dolphins
Eagles at Lions- Eagles
Patriots at Browns- Browns
Ravens at Redskins- Ravens
Falcons at Broncos- Broncos
Bengals at Cowboys- Cowboys
Chargers at Raiders- Raiders
Bills at Rams- Rams
Giants at Packers- Giants
Buccaneers at Panthers- Buccaneers

Top 3 Questions
What can Tom Brady do in his season debut?
Are the Panthers and Cardinals in legitimate danger?
Is Carson Wentz for real?

Tell me what you think below!

-Kid Reporter Theodore

Calling All NFL RUSH Kid Reporters!

Have you submitted your NFL RUSH Kid Reporter article this week?

It's easy! Have your parent or guardian email

Here are some fun topics to write about:
-Week 5 Predictions!
-Who are you starting in NFL RUSH Fantasy? 
-Best stadium/tailgate food? 
-Favorite moment from the season!
-We are one quarter of the way through the season- who is the MVP so far?!

Kid Reporter Connor: Fall into Fall Activities!

After being named a State Ambassador, I had the opportunity to attend the 2016 National Student Ambassador Summit this summer. We learned a lot of ways to incorporate physical activity into our day. We had fun breaks such as volleyball, obstacle courses, Zumba, dance parties, tag, relay races, and much more. We even got a chance to play FLAG Football with former and current NFL players. It was the best.

It's almost fall so the weather is getting cooler and it is a great time to get outside and have fun with some physical activity. Some of the things that you can do outside while having fun are:

1. Go to your school or a local park and play on the playground. Running, climbing, and swinging are great physical activities.
2. Join an organized run. Where I live, we have an annual 5k run for the local education foundation hosted by the school district. It is a ton of fun and it is for a great cause!

3. Get outside and play with your friends! Organize a sports game or play tag or hide-and-seek with some kids in your neighborhood.

4. Go for a hike and take in the beautiful fall weather. Here in Missouri, fall is a great time to get outside and hike through the woods as the leaves change color.

5. At recess play kickball or basketball. Both of these sports are really fun and involve a lot of physical activity. Use your imagination and create an outdoor play or skit with your friends!

My personal favorite- you could have a FLAG Football game with your friends! Take turns playing different positions to keep it interesting.

These are only some of the things that you can do outside to get your sixty minutes of activity. So take some of these ideas or make up your own, and get outside and have some fun this fall!

-Kid Reporter Connor, State Ambassador

Kid Reporter Aidan S: Four Quarters of Football Fun!

Hey everyone! I would like to welcome you to my....(Drum roll please...) MULTI ARTICLE!!! 

Have a seat, sit back, and relax. Before I start, I will have a contest. Winner gets a mention on my next article. 

It is.... Tell me who you think will go to Super Bowl LI in the comments of the NFL RUSH Fantasy League "Madden Legends." Good luck! 

Alright, back to the show. 

Night Games
Arizona beats San Francisco
Green Bay beat New York (Giants)
Tampa Bay beats Carolina

Exciting games
Houston upsets Minnesota (Tough pick.)
Denver beats Atlanta Just...regular
New England beats Cleveland
Philadelphia defeats Detroit
Indy beats Chicago
Miami beats Tennessee
Baltimore edges Washington
Pittsburgh beats New York (Jets)
Cincy beats Dallas
LA beats Buffalo
San Diego beats Oakland


Alright, fantasy is important too. These players you should start and sit.

QB Start: Ben Rothliesberger (PIT) 
Sit: Jay Cutler (CHI)

RB Start: Todd Gurley (LA)
Sit: Andre Ellington (ARI)

WR Start: Antonio Brown and AJ Green (PIT + CIN)
Sit: Alfred Morris and Danny Amendola (WAS + NE)

D Start: Cardinals Sit: Browns

3RD QUARTER: Team Pop Quiz!
I know some NFL teams, I have 3 clues as it seems
The NFL season's coming close. Who are these homes of NFL pros? 
Team 1
1. My best friend is nicknamed after a superhero
2. I normally go to Bank of America before a football game
3. My favorite color is black

Team 2
1. My hobby is poetry
2. I like a shield as my dream weapon
3. My least favorite kind of metal is steel

Team 3
1. My favorite thing to see at night is a shooting star
2. My least favorite color is red
3. My favorite song is "Whip it"
Good luck!

4TH QUARTER: Shout out Contest!

1. Comment on this post
2. Tell in the chat who you think will go to SB LI
3. Cross your fingers that I select you!

Good luck!

So, how was the game? Did you eat any snacks while reading? (admit it, you did!) Thanks for reading! I'll see you next article!

-"Captain" Kid Reporter Aidan S. signing out!

Kid Reporter Justin's Tournament of Teams: AFC East Semifinals!

Hello guys. My name is Justin and you might of saw some of my other posts. In this post, I am starting a new tournament! 

The tournament of NFL teams. Over the next month or so I should be working on this tournament. If you have any suggestions for articles, let me know down below.

I figured why not start with the AFC East. I know this might get a lot of boos, but my favorite team is the New York Jets. Don't worry the Jets won't win the whole tournament. Sorry fellow Jets fans. But will your team win? You will have to find out.

AFC East Semifinals: Patriots vs. Dolphins
The Dolphins are a team with some solid talent such as Jarvis Landry and Ndamukong Suh. However, they just can't put all of the puzzle pieces together. They haven't made the playoffs in a long time. While, the Dolphins haven't made the playoffs in a long time, the Patriots have become a dynasty and won the Super Bowl not too long ago. The Patriots have also won the division almost every year. Even with their second and third string quarterbacks, the Patriots are 3-0. That shows some good coaching. This one was obvious for me. It would be a long shot for the Dolphins to do better than the Patriots this year. I choose the Patriots.

AFC East Semifinals: Jets vs. Bills
"Please don't ruin our season, please don't ruin our season." That was what I was saying when I was watching the Bills face the Jets. Unfortunately, the Bills beat the Jets. However, not too long ago, the Jets got their revenge on Thursday Night Football. This year, I really hope the Jets make the playoffs. I think they have a very talented team this year like last year. They have an amazing set of wideouts including Marshall, Decker, and Enuwa. Enuwa has been a breakout star this year. The Jets also have Matt Forte, Darelle Revis, Muhammad Wilkerson, and Sheldon Richardson. I know my opinion is bias, but I think most of you will agree with me on this. The Jets have more talent than the Bills. The Bills have Watkins and McCoy on offense, who are are both great. However, some of their other teammates aren't as good and their defense is one of the worst in the league in my opinion. I choose the Jets.

AFC East Finals: Jets vs. Patriots
As much as I like the Jets, I have to go with the Patriots. They have one of the most clutch quarterbacks ever. Tom Brady is a beast. They also have a Hall of Fame worthy coach in Bill Belichick. Plus, they have the best tight end in the league. They have Rob Gronkowski. Most importantly, they have the experience and they know how to win games. They have won this division so many times and it is hard to make an argument for why they won't this year. I think the AFC East champion will once again be the Patriots.

Tune in next time, to hear what I have to say about the NFC East. Also the Patriots will face in the elite eight. However, I have seven more divisions to go.

Do you agree with my decision? Let me know down below!

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter Pranav: Top Players in the NFL!

Hey NFLRUSHERZ It's Kid Reporter Pranav back with another article! This one will be about the top players so far. Enjoy!

Matt Ryan- Falcons

Running Back
David Johnson- Cardinals

Wide Receiver
Marvin Jones- Lions

Tight End
Greg Olsen- Panthers

Dustin Hopkins- Redskins


Hope you guys enjoyed ! Tell me if you agree! See you guys in the next article!

-Kid Reporter Pranav