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Kid Reporter Aidan Conquers the Pro Bowl!

Today, I went to the Pro Bowl! Before kickoff, I got on-field access to watch the players warm up, and got the opportunity to high five Kyle Williams and Cameron Wake!

After meeting them and getting their autographs earlier in the week, it was a great way to wrap up the weekend. I also got to watch the first half of the 13/14u Flag Football Championships. The defending champion Dolphins played the Redskins, and at the end of the first quarter it was the Redskins up 14 to 6. The second half was to be played at halftime, so I then went back to my seat, which was in the 13th row back on the first level! There was only one turnover in the first half of the Pro Bowl, and that was a Drew Brees interception by Stephon Gilmore, the Bills cornerback! 

The AFC took advantage as the NFC could not find their groove, and led at halftime with the score at 14 to 7. During halftime, the second half of the Flag Football Championships took place. The Redskins kept churning, and took down the defending champs in an upset. The final score was 20 to 6. Then, the Pro Bowl resumed, the AFC not letting up. A second interception for them by Lorenzo Alexander late in the game when the NFC needed a touchdown sealed it, and the AFC won. 

We stayed all the way through to the end with the presentation of the trophy and the announcement of the MVP’s. For offense, it was Travis Kelce, and for the defense, it was Lorenzo Alexander of the Buffalo Bills! This was such an amazing experience for me, and I would like to thank NFLRush.com for this amazing opportunity.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan Takes Off for the 40-yard Dash!

Kid Reporter Aidan bolts down the field at the Pro Bowl for the 40-yard dash!

The Pro Bowl Obstacle Course!

Can Kid Reporter Aidan master the Pro Bowl obstacle course?!

The Pro Bowl Is Here and Kid Reporter Aidan is Reporting Live!

Kid Reporter Aidan is outside the stadium of this year's Pro Bowl in Orlando!

What would you be most excited to do at the Pro Bowl?!

Kid Reporter Aidan Hangs Out With Demaryius Thomas!

Kid Reporter Aidan meets Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas at the Pro Bowl experience!

Kid Reporter Aidan Is Collecting Signatures from the Pro Bowl!

Kid Reporter Aidan meets Greg Olsen at the Pro Bowl and snags an autograph!

Which player's autograph would you want?!

Kid Reporter Aidan's Amazing Day at the Pro Bowl Experience!

Today, I saw the second Pro Bowl Practice. I got even more pictures and autographs! Some including Richard Sherman, Michael Bennett, Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham, Demaryius Thomas, and Ezekiel Elliott! I got all the AFC signatures on my Buffalo Bills cap, while my NFC signatures are on a Pro Bowl ball. 

After the practices, I went to watch the NFL FLAG football championships. In the finals, it will be the Dolphins against the Redskins. The Dolphins have an amazing player that made a lot of amazing plays in their game, and helped them get to the championship. 

I also did the Pro Bowl Experience, which was amazing. It was so much fun, with so many different events to take part of. I ran a 40 yard dash, completed and obstacle course, ran passing routes, and had my football throws evaluated for speed and spiral efficiency. I even had time to play a couple of pickup games of two-hand touch, where I made some new friends. Today’s experience showed me how friendly everyone at the Pro Bowl is, and how football can bring people together. It was another fantastic day!

-Kid Reporter Aidan H.

Kid Reporter Aidan Hangs Out with Travis Kelce!

Kid Reporter Aidan has been having a ton of meet and greets with NFL players! Aidan had a chance to hang out with Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce!

Aidan Meets Von Miller!

Kid Reporter Aidan meets last year's Super Bowl MVP Von Miller!

What would you say to Von Miller if you met him?!

Kid Reporter Aidan's First Pro Bowl Practice!

Today was my first time attending a Pro Bowl practice! 

You can get so many good shot of the players making outstanding plays, and the occasional moment where they goof off. That moment was priceless. Ezekiel Elliott pretended to jump-kick Richard Sherman, and kept running. The best part however: Sherman played along, slowly falling to the ground, and everyone got a kick out of it. 

I spoke with tons of players and got autographs with Lorenzo Alexander, TY Hilton, Ryan Shazier, Von Miller, Emmanuel Sanders, Riche Incognito, and Cameron Wake... just to name a few.  After the practices, I watched the Pro Bowl parade at Disney's Magic Kingdom. It was kind of touching seeing the players be with their kids. It kind of showed that football is family. 

After the parade, I went on pretty much all the thrill rides in Magic Kingdom that you can name. Here are some of them: Big Mountain, Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, and The 7 Dwarves Mine Train. What an amazing day!!! 

- Kid Reporter Aidan H.

Aidan H Takes On the Pro Bowl!

The trip out to Orlando. Exciting to say the least! I couldn’t wait to get off the plane and explore the Wide World of Sports complex. I mean, some of my favorite players on the Bills were going to be there, including Stephon Gilmore, Kyle Williams, and Lorenzo Alexander. 

If I were to ask those guys one question it would be: "When you started playing football, how often did you play and practice?" I would compare their commitment to the game to mine, and find out whether or not I am up to speed. I'm excited for tomorrow, and looking forward to kicking off the experience!

-Aidan H

Kid Reporter Jacob: 2017 NFL Honors Awards!

Today I am talking about the 2017 NFL Honors Awards.

MVP
Aaron Rogers

Offensive Player of the Year
Antonio Brown

Defensive Player of the Year
Eric Berry

Offensive Rookie of the Year
Ezekiel Elliott

Defensive Rookie of the Year
Jalen Ramsey

Comeback player of the Year
Jordy Nelson

Coach of the Year
Bill Belichick

See you next article!

-Kid Reporter Jacob

Kid Reporter Jacob: Best Kicker in the NFL?!

Hi guys, Kid Reporter Jacob here.

Today we will be discussing Chris Boswell in the Divisional round. Boswell kicked an NFL Postseason record 6 field goals! Not to mention against the Chiefs! Not only that, but all the Steelers scored were field goals!

They won but it was close, 18-16 to be exact. In my opinion Boswell is the most underrated kicker in the NFL.

See you next article!

-Kid Reporter Jacob

Kid Reporter Jacob: Playoff X-Factors!

Hi again guys, today I’m talking about playoff X-Factors. My playoff X-Factors are:

-Aaron Rogers
-Antonio Brown
-Le'Veon Bell
-Packers Defense
-Dez Bryant
-Dion Lewis

See you next article!

-Kid Reporter Jacob

Kid reporter Jacob's Super Bowl Picks!

Hello NFL Rush people, my Super Bowl picks are Dallas Cowboys vs. New England Patriots.

The Cowboys , led by Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot are tied for best record in the NFL ( 3-3 tied with the Patriots ). They have home field advantage vs. the Packers & ( if they win) the Falcons.

The Patriots, on the other hand, have made the AFC championship 6 straight years.

See you next article!

-Kid Reporter Jacob

Kid Reporter Justin's Picks for the 2017 NFL Awards!

Who should get each award this season? That is what I am going to talk about in this article.

League MVP:
Tom Brady

Runner-Up:
Ezekiel Elliott

Offensive Player of the Year:
Ezekiel Elliott

Runner-Up:
Matt Ryan

Defensive Player of the Year:
Khalil Mack

Runner-up:
Von Miller

Coach of the Year:
Jason Garrett

Runner-Up:
Jack Del Rio

Offensive Rookie of the Year:

Ezekiel Elliott

Runner-Up:
Dak Prescott

Defensive Rookie of the Year:
Joey Bosa

Runner-Up:
Jalen Ramsey

Comeback Player:
DeMarco Murray

Runner-Up:

Jordy Nelson

There you have it! What picks do you agree with and which ones do you disagree with? Let me know by commenting down below.

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter Justin: Soaring Seahawks!

This year the Seahawks are in trying to make their third Super Bowl in five years. Can they do it? Comment below on what you think? Here is a little bit more about the Seahawks in the playoffs.

As you all are probably aware of, the Seahawks made it to the Super Bowl again after winning Super Bowl 48. This time it was against the Patriots. The Seahawks finished 12-4 and got a bye, they faced a weak team to begin with; The Panthers. This wasn't the season when the Panthers were the team to beat. This was a team with a losing record in the regular season and the only reason they made the postseason was because they won their division. 

The Seahawks had five Pro Bowlers: Marshawn Lynch, Bobby Wagner, Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas, and Kam Chancellor that season, easily won 31-17. Next they faced Packers and won in overtime due to a mistake by Brandon Bostick on an onside kick. No Packer Fan will ever forget that. That gave the Seahawks a chance to tie it up by scoring a touchdown; which they did. In overtime, it was as if the game was already over. The Seahawks were dominating the Packers defense and the momentum was on their side. They easily dominated them in overtime and made it to the Super Bowl. They took advantage of a mistake against the Packers and then, they committed one of their own against the Patriots. Pete Carroll decided to throw the ball in the red zone, instead of running it with Marshawn Lynch but Malcolm Butler picked it off and that was it. The Patriots won the Super Bowl.

Last Season, the Seahawks did the opposite of getting a bye. They got the sixth and last seed. The Seahawks faced the Vikings in the first round of the playoffs. It was a very low scoring game and it was very cold at Minnesota. It ended up coming down to Blair Walsh, the Viking's kicker, who missed the field goal to win the game. The Seahawks survived a close one. Next up, they were against the Panthers, who were nearly unstoppable in the regular season. The Panther did what they normally did and that was start off strong. They were winning 31-0 at one point. The Seahawks scored 24 consecutive points, but it still wasn't enough. They couldn't take down the Panthers.

This season, they are the third seed and are facing the Lions in the Wild Card round. How far can they make it this season?

-Kid Reporter Justin

Kid Reporter Justin's Playoff Coverage: Wild Card Round!

The Playoff Bracket was official after last week's Sunday Night Football game when the Green Bay Packers beat the Lions. Here are my predictions for this week and more!

NFC
Packers 24
Giants 21

Seahawks 27
Lions 13

AFC
Raiders 10
Texans 14

Steelers 27
Dolphins 17

10 Booms: Players who I think will exceed expectations
1.Lamar Miller
2. Ben Roetlisberger
3 .Russell Wilson
4. Ty Montgomery
5. Odell Beckham Jr.
6. Davante Adams
7. Latavius Murray
8. Zach Zenner
9. Sterling Shepard
10. Jarvis Landry

10 Busts: People who might under perform
1. Connor Cook
2. Tom Savage
3. Matthew Stafford
4. Jimmy Graham
5. Jay Ajayi
6. DeAndre Hopkins
7. Randall Cobb (if he plays)
8. Golden Tate
9. Michael Crabtree
10. Alex Collins

Super Bowl Predictions this year

Week 1-Packers vs. Patriots (still could be right)
Week 13-Seahawks vs. Raiders (still could be right, but Derek Carr is out)
Current-Seahawks vs. Chiefs

-Kid Reporter Justin

In His Last Article of the Season, Kid Reporter John Made All the Right Calls!

Hey Guys! I’ve been writing for NFL RUSH for five years and have published over 100 articles and I’ve loved every moment of it. It's time for me to hang up the cleats and go out on a good note, so today I’m writing my last article. Thank you guys SO much for reading my work all of these years and for NFL RUSH for allowing my work to be published on a site that I go to every week! Today, I’m tackling the three games to watch in the last week of the regular season, Week 17.

X Option: Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, 8:25 PM ET
This NFC North rivalry, which was pressed into primetime action due to flex scheduling, has more on the line than any other game. The Packers, winners of their last five, take on the Lions, who have fallen twice in the last two weeks, with the NFC North crown on the line. If the Redskins win earlier in the day, the loser of this game will be eliminated from playoff contention.

I’d go with the hot hand in this game and choose Green Bay. Matthew Stafford has been phenomenal, especially in late-game situations, but he’s facing the best quarterback in the NFL on a roll in Rodgers. Neither team has a particularly solid supporting cast, but the receivers for Aaron Rodgers and at times stingy defense gives him the edge. I’ll say 30-21, Green Bay.

Y Option: New York Giants at Washington Redskins, 4:25 PM ET
Washington controls its destiny- win and in. They’re taking on a Giants team that is a force to be reckoned with but is locked in to the five seed in the playoffs. Kirk Cousins has blossomed into a franchise quarterback, ranking second in the league in yardage, and his top receivers, tight end Jordan Reed and receiver DeSean Jackson, make this aerial attack among the most dangerous in the league. The match up to watch in this one is the Redskins’ run game against the stout the New York Giants defensive front. The Redskins average 139.9 rushing yards per game in victories against 73.2 yards per game in losses, per ESPN, while the Giants have allowed the seventh-fewest rushing yards per game. I don’t trust the Redskins, so I’ll say Giants 27-25.

Z Option: Oakland Raiders at Denver Broncos, 4:25 PM ET

Yes, the Raiders are in the playoffs, and the Broncos are eliminated. But if Oakland wins with backup Matt McGloin at quarterback, the Raiders clinch the second seed in the playoffs and a first-round bye, which will help them acclimate McGloin to the starting duties. The Broncos have less to play for, though a win would at least give them a winning record.

For a backup like McGloin, no test is tougher than the Denver Broncos elite secondary, so expect a lot of Latavius Murray/DeAndre Washington action coming from the Oakland Raiders backfield. The Broncos have lost their last three games and are reeling, but a home game to finish the season with the chance to play spoiler to the Raiders could get them clicking again. Expect a low-scoring match, with the Broncos getting a 16-9 edge.

Checkdown: Dallas Cowboys at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 PM ET
This game has no playoff implications, as the Cowboys are locked into the top seed in the NFC and the Eagles are eliminated, but there are a lot of intriguing storylines. Dak Prescott can become the first rookie quarterback to win 14 games and the Cowboys could break their record for most regular season victories. More interesting is whether the Cowboys will rest Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott and potentially put Tony Romo on the field. Even with the potential rest for the playoffs, I’d go with the Cowboys sweeping the Eagles in a 31-24 contest.

Who do you think will win in the Playoffs?

Kid Reporter John, signing off!

Kid Reporter Oren's Playoff Predictions!

Check out my playoff predictions. Let me know if you agree or disagree below!

NFC Wild Card Round

Byes:
1. Dallas Cowboys
2. Atlanta Falcons 

 Games:
3. Seattle Seahawks v. 6. Detroit Lions
4. Green Bay Packers v. 5. New York Giants

Seattle will win because the Legend of Boom (the Seattle defense) will take advantage of Matthew Stafford. Green Bay has beaten the Giants already this year, and the Packers are going to be on a 6-game winning streak. Green Bay will come out with the win.

AFC Wild Card Round:

Byes:
1. New England Patriots
2. Kansas City Chiefs Games:
3. Pittsburg Steelers v. 6. Miami Dolphins
4. Houston Texans v. 5. Oakland Raiders

The Steelers will win because the Dolphins’ defense will not be able to stop Antonio Brown and Le'Veon Bell. It will be a high-scoring game, but the Steelers will win by double digits. The Houston Texans and the Oakland Raiders will meet in the playoffs. The Oakland Raiders will win by a lot.

NFC Divisional Round
1. Dallas Cowboys v. 4. Green Bay Packers
2. Atlanta Falcons v. 3. Seattle Seahawks

The Cowboys are a very good team. They have a starting quarterback and running back who are both rookies. Because they have no playoff experience, the Packers will win. The second game is a very good match-up but the Seattle Seahawks will prevail. They have a very good defense that can stop Atlanta, the team that scores the most points per game and has scored the most points this season.

AFC Divisional Round
1. New England Patriots v. 5. Oakland Raiders
2. Kansas City Chiefs v. 3. Pittsburgh Steelers

The New England game will feature Tom Brady, who will have an amazing game, Julian Edelman, who will catch for over 100 yards, and Legarrette Blount, who will run for two touchdowns. The Patriots will kill. In the second game, Pittsburgh will win.

NFC Conference Championship Round
Seattle Seahawks v. Green Bay Packers

This is a rematch of the playoff game two years ago. This year, the Packers defense already forced Russell Wilson to throw five interceptions. The Packers will make their 8-game winning streak stay alive. The Packers will win.

AFC Conference Championship Round
New England Patriots v. Pittsburgh Steelers

New England has so many assets. Tom Brady will throw for 400 yards and a touchdown. The New England Patriots will kill Pittsburgh.

SUPER BOWL: New England Patriots v. Green Bay Packers
This is a very good match-up. Tom Brady vs Aaron Rodgers. Both teams have very good assets, but Brady can’t be stopped in this game. Davante Adams and Jordy Nelson will catch a total of three touchdowns combined, but it won’t be enough as Brady throws for 400 yards and three touchdowns and Legarrette Blount will score a touchdown. Brady will get his 5th Super Bowl win in the 2017 Super Bowl.

Who do you think will win the 2017 Super Bowl?

-Kid Reporter Oren

Justin's Rising Stars

It is Kid Reporter Justin here and I am going to say who I think has been the rising star on each offense this season. My definition of a rising star to me is last year's average becomes this year's hero.

For example, almost no one had heard of Malcolm Butler before his clutch interception against the Seahawks in the Super Bowl a couples of years ago. He went from a bench rider to the Super Bowl hero.

Patriots-Chris Hogan
Jets-Quincy Enuwa
Dolphins-Jay Ajayi
Bills-LeSean McCoy

Steelers-Jesse James
Bengals-Brandon LaFell
Ravens-Terrance West
Browns-Terrelle Pryor Sr.

Broncos-Trevor Sieman
Raiders-Derek Carr
Chiefs-Tyreek Hill
Chargers-Melvin Gordon

Texans-C.J. Fiedorowicz
Colts-T.Y. Hilton
Jaguars-Marqise Lee
Titans-DeMarco Murray

Eagles-Carson Wentz
Cowboys-Ezekiel Elliott
Giants-Sterling Shepard
Redskins-Rob Kelley

Seahawks-Jimmy Graham
49ers-Colin Kaepernick
Rams-Kenny Britt
Cardinals-J.J. Nelson

Packers-Ty Montgomery
Bears-Jordan Howard
Vikings-Adam Thielen
Lions-Matthew Stafford

Panthers-Jonathan Stewart
Buccaneers-Cameron Brate
Saints-Michael Thomas
Falcons-Taylor Gabriel

There you have it. Stay tune for my next article.

Ramsey Wins Packers Bonanza!

Top Points Earner Contest Winner Heads to Green Bay!

I’m writing about the Fuel Up to Play 60 prize I won for being the Top Points Earner on FuelUpToPlay60.com! I got to pick an NFL game to travel to and watch my favorite team, the Green Bay Packers play in their hometown!

The day before the game, I went to Lambeau Field and got to meet 2 alumni players from the Packers: Marco Rivera and Ken Ruettgers. I also took the stadium tour and got to go everywhere from the roof of the stadium to the tunnel and on the field. My favorite part of the tour was being on the roof because I felt like a giant standing above the entire field. When I got to the stadium that day, I was just shocked by how big it was.

When I walked through the Hall of Fame, my favorite part was the Brett Favre display. He was such a neat person. I also got to see some Super Bowl Rings and a couple of the Packers’ Vince Lombardi Super Bowl Trophies.
 
This was my first ever NFL game, and I couldn't wait to get inside to a stadium full of fans! When we got to the stadium for the game on Sunday, I was surprised by getting Sideline Passes to hang out on the sidelines during the pre-game. We got to see the players up close. That was so exciting! My favorite part of the game was running out of the tunnel before the National Anthem and standing on the field. I also have to say that another highlight before the game was when we were walking down the tunnel to go line up and Clay Matthews came up behind me and gave me a little shake on the shoulder as he jogged by. THAT WAS AWESOME!
 
The game was so awesome! The Packers fans I sat around were so cool. Every time there was a touchdown, they gave everyone around them high fives. The fans were so nice! Even though the snow was coming down it was still really nice outside and a perfect day for an outdoor football game.
 
So glad I got to see a Packers win at Lambeau Field. Man, I had an awesome time! I'd have to say that this was the best trip I've ever been on! Thank you Fuel Up to Play 60 for the opportunity to experience my first NFL game in style!

Ramsey
Student Ambassador
South Dakota
7th Grade

Courtney and Andrew on Packers Live!

Wisconsin Ambassadors on “Packers Live”!

Recently, we were invited by the Wisconsin Dairy Council to attend the Larry McCarren show as we have been very active for the last several years with the FUTP 60 program. Many of us started in this program back in elementary school. Now that we are in high school, we are looking for activities that interest high school participation.

Larry McCarren, AKA "The Rock", played for the Green Bay Packers as a center for 12 seasons and is now in the Hall of Fame. He hosts “Packers Live”, which is shot live at Lambeau Field in the Legends Club on Monday evenings. His guest that evening was Morgan Burnett, #42 Safety for the Packers. We took our crew of FUTP 60 Ambassadors, two who had never been to Lambeau before!

Before the game, we went to the Packers Pro Shop and saw Morgan Burnett shopping with his family! That was pretty sweet! He was a super nice guy and even let us get some pictures with him!
The Larry McCarren show was pretty cool. We weren't sure what to expect, but since we all really like football, we found the show to be really interesting.

Overall it was a great experience. Not only were we there to represent FUTP 60, but so were several other schools from around the state. It was great to talk with Mr. McCarren about FUTP 60 and let all of those who watched the show find out about it as well! We would definitely go to a Larry McCarren show again. Thank you FUTP 60 for partnering with the NFL and to the Wisconsin Dairy Council for your support (and for the tickets that night!).

Courtney and Andrew
Summit Ambassadors
9th Grade

Justin's Fantasy Football True-False Non Quiz

Hi, it is Kid Reporter Justin. Most of you guys reading this probably think this is a football quiz from reading the title. However, that is not what this is. Sorry if that is what you thought this is what this article would be about. Instead, I am going to mention some players and I will say True if I think they will reach at least 10 fantasy points this week and False if I think they will get under 10 fantasy points this week(standard scoring).

Jarvis Landry-True
80 receiving yards and a touchdown
14.0 points

Jay Ajayi-True
123 rushing yards and a touchdown
18.3 points

Allen Robinson-False
62 receiving yards
6.2 points

Terrelle Pryor Sr.-False
32 receiving yards
3.2 points

David Johnson-False
59 rushing yards and 26 receiving yards
8.5 points

Jonathan Stewart-True
74 rushing yards and a touchdown
13.4 points

Robbie Anderson-False
30 receiving yards
3.0 points

Rob Kelley-False
85 rushing yards and 8 receiving yards
9.3 points

Doug Martin-True
66 rushing yards and a touchdown
12.6 points

Tyler Eifert-False
74 receiving yards
7.4 points

Jimmy Graham-True
45 receiving yards and a touchdown
10.5 points

Todd Gurley-True
170 rushing yards, 15 receiving yards, and two touchdowns
30.5 points

Bilal Powell-True
73 rushing yards, 57 receiving yards, and a touchdown
19.0 points

Brandin Cooks-True
102 receiving yards
10.2 points

A.J. Green-True
120 receiving yards
12.0 points

Dez Bryant-True
42 receiving yards and a touchdown
10.2 points

It is Week 17 and the last regular season week of NFL RUSH Fantasy. Let me know what you think by commenting down below.

John's Big Huge Three Games

With the playoffs only one week away, every game counts for the teams still in the chase, whether home field advantage, the division title, or the last wild card spot is at stake. These three divisional games games will most dictate who will reach the playoffs.

X Option: Ravens at Steelers, Christmas Day
   The battle for the AFC North ended on Christmas. Pittsburgh locked up the division with the win!

Y Option: Texans at Titans, Week 17
   I never would’ve predicted it, but the Titans are on the cusp of the playoffs. Given that they take care of business against Jacksonville, Tennessee will enter Week 17 with a win-and-in scenario. Houston recently changed quarterbacks, sitting Brock Osweiler in favor of Tom Savage, which could dramatically improve the offense and give the Texans just enough to top the surprising Titans.

Z Option: Packers at Lions, Week 17
   A couple weeks ago, Detroit looked like they locked up the NFC North division. The Packers, on the other hand, looked finished. But if the Lions lose to the Cowboys, which is expected, and Green Bay defeats Minnesota at home, the Week 17 matchup between these two teams becomes a winner-take-all game. Though Matthew Stafford has played at an MVP-level, Aaron Rodgers has been heating up in December and it would be difficult to stop a streaking Packer team.