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

Watch Aidan take on the Long Snap Challenge!

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

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?!

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

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

Which player's autograph would you want?!

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 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!

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

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

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.
This I my first article since the end of the 2015 season, and you guessed it, it’s about NFLRUSH.com fantasy football!

Who will I start in week one? Well, I’m about to tell you. Hey, maybe I can give you tips on why as well.

Let’s start at the quarterback position. My pick here would be Aaron Rodgers. He has an easy matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars, a defense on the rise, but not good enough to stop the spark that the Green Bay Packers have on offense. Don’t forget Aaron Rodgers is getting reunited with Jordy Nelson, a receiver who can pack a punch. Nelson was out this season.

There’s no denying Adrian Peterson, the star running back for the Minnesota Vikings. He is going up against a Tennessee Titans team that no matter how hard they try, can’t quite get above 500. With Teddy Bridgewater most likely out for the season, handoffs will be coming Peterson’s way. Once AP gets the ball, we all know what is coming next. Let’s just leave it at a big fat W on the Viking’s record.

De'Andre Hopkins could leave the rest of the wide receivers in the dust if he gets the ball enough, because he can rack up a massive amount of points. With the new face of Brock Osweiler throwing him the ball, and Jaelen Strong across the field, the Chicago Bears, the Texans week one matchup won’t know what to do, which could allow that trio to have a field day.

Tight End is a hard nut to crack in week one, with Rob Gronkowski having an overpowering Arizona Cardinals defense to deal with, and Greg Olsen going up against a nearly unstoppable Denver Broncos defense. So, that only leaves one more really strong tight end left. That is, Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys. What else can I say besides the New York Giants, can’t stop him, OR Dez Bryant On this next pick I’m going with my team. The Buffalo Bills D/ST should do the trick in week one. Against a weak Ravens offense that can’t seem to find the light, I think that it is safe to say that the Buffalo Bills D/ST can get the job done. There are other strong D/STs for week one, like the Seahawks, or Packers D/STs, but I just thought that the Bills, with the new additions of Shaq Lawson, and Reggie Ragland are a tad better on the defensive side of the ball. For my wild card, I’m going to go with Big Ben Roethlisberger, The quarterback that never disappoints. With Le’veon Bell out for the first four games of the regular season, Roethlisberger will be passing the football… A LOT. Not to mention, Ben has tons of weapons around him, like Antonio Brown, Sammie Coates, and Markus Wheaton. Being surrounded by these playmakers sets Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the Steelers up for success, even without Le’veon Bell.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Hey NFL Rushers! 

Have you ever been to summer camp? What if there was an NFL summer camp? Im here to tell you about a day in Camp NFL. When you get up, you get dressed, and you do to the Dining hall for breakfast. So you hop in for a balanced breakfast, with some 49er Flakes and top it off with some fresh dairy from the Midwest, and then you exit and go to the Carolina tent for dabbing classes with Cam Newton. 

I heard the best dab gets a free Cam Newton Panthers jersey! After dabbing, you go to Bronco Woods, where you try your best to catch fruit thrown by Peyton Manning. After that you go to lunch, taking the Texan trail. I heard a rumor that there is a J.J. Watt statue somewhere along the Texan Trail!!! You eat lunch, then play football! 

The team captains are quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers and Ben Roethlisberger. The winner gets to hold a Lombardi trophy made out of plastic! After football, you just wanna sit down and eat! That's why we have a meal called "Blitz Burgers" with "Field Goal Fries." After dinner, before you leave, we have campfire. making some s'mores, singing campfire songs, and having a football fun time. After campfire, you get picked up, and you leave Camp NFL. 

 Now here are some questions you guys can answer.

1. Where would you want Camp NFL to be located?
2. Who would you want to be the team captains?
3. What campfire songs would you like to sing?

Answer them below!

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Ok, so Los Angeles fans are excited about the Rams, but what about St. Louis? St. Louis fans like myself were left scrambling for a new team. I could choose three teams: 

Indianapolis Colts
Chicago Bears
Kansas City Chiefs

Put of these choices I decided that Indy wasn't too interesting (no offense Colts fans)
As for Chicago, well, my dad and I don't like the Cubs or Blackhawks, so the Bears wouldn't be OK.  (Sorry Bears fans!)

The Kansas City Chiefs, however, won my vote when I found out that they were the closest to St. Louis!

I started to play as the Kansas City Chiefs in Madden Mobile, and it was final, the Chiefs were definitely going to be my new favorite team! The most exciting match, will be when the Chiefs play their first night game against the Pittsburgh Steelers! Let's go Chiefs!!!

-Kid Reporter Aidan S

Listen to Kid Reporter Aidan's mock draft for first round draft picks... in rapid fire!

Poll: Kid Reporter Aiden: Super Bowl Sunday is Coming Soon!
I’m looking forward to the Super Bowl. Just a quick note, you can hear more detail about my conference round picks on my audio cast right here on nflrush.com. Just search Kid Reporter Aidan.

 If my picks are correct this week, Super Bowl 50 should be one of the best championship games in a long time. With both offenses clicking on all cylinders, and both defenses more than stellar, the scoring will probably be average. I won’t be rooting for a single team, but I will be rooting for a good matchup. This may be one of those games where you won’t want to leave your seat, because an amazing play could happen at any time. In the end, I think the Cardinals will pull off an upset win over the Patriots.

As for me, I will be watching this once in a lifetime game right at home on my TV. We usually have a few friends over to watch the Super Bowl with us. We put out a lot of football decorations that I have in my room, and my Mom puts out a lot of amazing food. I usually am flipping and tossing a football during the game, and my Dad turns up the surround sound loud so I feel like I'm at the stadium. It’s one of the best Sundays of the year.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan sits with his wingman, Matthew, to chat about the conference round of the playoffs.

Poll: Super Bowl Sunday Is Coming Soon!
With my picks already in for this week, the Cardinals and Patriots, I’m going to look forward to the Super Bowl. Just a quick note, you can hear more detail about my conference round picks on my audio cast right here on nflrush.com. Just search Kid Reporter Aidan.

If my picks are correct this week, Super Bowl 50 should be one of the best championship games in a long time. With both offenses clicking on all cylinders, and both defenses more than stellar, the scoring will probably be average. I won't be rooting for a single team, but I will be rooting for a good match up. This may be one of those games where you won’t want to leave your seat, because an amazing play could happen at any time. In the end, I think the Cardinals will pull off an upset win over the Patriots.

As for me, I will be watching this once in a lifetime game right at home on my TV. We usually have a few friends over to watch the Super Bowl with us. We put out a lot of football decorations that I have in my room, and my mom puts out a lot of amazing food. I usually am flipping and tossing a football during the game, and my Dad turns up the surround sound loud so I feel like I'm at the stadium. It's one of the best Sundays of the year.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

This week of football is all about the Divisional Round!

NFL RUSH Kid Reporter Aidan and his wingman Matthew tell us their predictions!

What do you think?

I was at the game this past week, when the Buffalo Bills played The New York Jets. I really got it all at the game.

The fans in Orchard Park, New York, were cheering super loud at the Buffalo game for their team in 10 degree weather. Every time they played the Shout song for Buffalo, the whole stadium tuned in, and sang along with the jingle. The crowd was on their feet the whole entire game, and even I was standing on my chair. When the Jets had the ball it was as loud as it could be, including myself, cupping my hands and either screaming "Defense," or "stop them," or "Buffalo!" When Buffalo had the ball, you could have heard a pin drop. When I got down on myself, and my team, part way through the game, the Bills didn’t disappoint, coming up with an interception just when I thought all was lost for Buffalo. At the end of the game, after the Bills had won, and spoiled the Jets chances to make the playoffs, we all didn’t want to leave this great experience, however we all couldn't wait to sit down and get warm in the car. When we got home from Buffalo I had lost my voice screaming for the Bills, but I knew that being at that game was a once in a lifetime experience.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan sits with his favorite elf, Matthew, to chat about team match ups and touchdown dances.

Can the Carolina Panthers go undefeated???

NFL RUSH Kid Reporter Aidan and his trusty sidekick Matthew tell us.

What do you think?

With teams piled up in both conferences, it could get messy in the NFL. Many teams have the same record, so it may come to head heads and conference record for Wild Card slots.

AFC New England Patriots: Even after their first loss, to Denver, they are still the most dominant team in the AFC in my mind. I believe they will end up as the division leaders considering no other team in the AFC East is close to the Pats.

Cincinnati Bengals: Cincinnati Bengals early winning ways should be enough to put them in the playoffs as the division champion for the AFC North.

Denver Broncos: Pulling away from the rest of their division early in the season the Broncos should walk through most of the rest of the season to come. The Bengals and Steelers will be their toughest competition, but they should win the AFC West.

Houston Texans: Starting to grow over the course of the season, the Texans seem to be the team from the AFC South with the best chance to win the division. They have a tough schedule but should win the majority of the games coming up.

Kansas City Chiefs: Jamaal Charles is out for the season, but the Chiefs are starting to get things back on track. With last weeks win over Buffalo, they put themselves in a great place to get a wild card spot.

Buffalo Bills: It wasn't easy to figure out the second wild card spot, but after looking at the schedules, I ended up taking the Buffalo Bills. They will need to win 4 of their last 5 games, but it looks good based on their opponents.

NFC Carolina Panthers: As the only undefeated team left, they are playing inspired football, and seem to be the most dominant team in the NFL. With that defense, and Cam Newtown, I believe they could go all the way. Maybe even an undefeated season.

Arizona Cardinals: This team looks good. They look real good. Even though the Seahawks are starting to rebound and play better, the Cardinals are still primed to win the NFC West

Green Bay Packers: With a tough opponent right behind them in their division, the Minnesota Vikings, the Packers will need to play their best football. It may come down to the last game of the season, but I think Green Bay wins the NFC North.

Washington Redskins: I had to check the schedule for every team in the NFC East, but as the Giants have a hard schedule ahead of them, Washington should be able to pull it out in the end.

Minnesota Vikings: This was one of the only easy decisions in the NFC wild card race. Whoever doesn't win the NFC North, between the Vikings and Packers, will get this wild card spot.

Seattle Seahawks: Just like the last wild card spot for the AFC, this was not an easy decision. It was between the Seahawks, Falcons, and Buccaneers. After checking the schedules, I had to go with the Seahawks to take the final spot. They are playing the best of these three teams as well.

-Kid Reporter Aidan
Kid Reporters Aidan s and Aidan may have similiar names but they do have very different opinions on who will win Monday Night Football. See what they have to say on who will win the Patriots vs. Bills game tonight.

Kid Reporter Aidan:
Here are my 3 keys to how the Bills can win on the road, in New England, tonight on Monday Night Football.

1. The first reason I believe the Bills will win tonight is due to the fact that the Bills are too good to get swept by another team, even if it is the Patriots. I think the fact that this is a rivalry only strengthens my feeling. They play very physical football and with a lot of pride.
2. Another way Buffalo can come home with a victory is by taking advantage of the loss of Julian Edelman.
3. The Bills have also done a good job at getting better during the season. If they don't turn the ball over as much as they did in the first game, they have a good shot at winning. Their offense has had some great moments, but they will need to be consistent.

-Kid Reporter Aidan

Kid Reporter Aidan S:
Hello, I am Aiden and here are some reasons why the Pats can beat Buffalo.

1. Gronk gonna Gronk- Gronkowski is gonna keep his talent going with Brady.
2. The best- A lot of our positions are the best in the league! They can outrun the Buffalo.
3. Undefeated- Nearly the Patriots have been going hot in the season.
The streak rolls on when the Pats run over Buffalo.

Note: Aiden is not a Patriots fan; he is indeed a Buccaneers fan.

-Kid Reporter Aidan


We're halfway through the regular season and it's time to give out my grades on how each team is doing so far.

AFC East
Buffalo Bills: C. The Bills have been underachieving lately without Sammy Watkins, Tyrod Taylor, and Percy Harvin. Luckily Taylor and Watkins will be coming back this week.

Miami Dolphins: C. At the start of the season, Joe Philbin wasn't doing his team any favors, but under new coach Dan Campbell the Dolphins are looking pretty good.

New England Patriots: A+. The Pats have been looking as good as ever. They look like a Super Bowl competitor to me.

New York Jets: B. Under new Head Coach Todd Bowles, The Jets look like they might contend for a Wild Card spot.
AFC North
Baltimore Ravens: D. Stepping down a little from the previous years, injuries and losing players in the offseason have the Ravens looking like they might be without a prayer.

Cincinnati Bengals: A-. Cincy is undefeated, and have been looking as if they have a small chance of giving New England a run for their money to get to the Super Bowl.

Cleveland Browns: C. The wins that the Browns do have, have come off of extremely well played games. I think they are on the upside and turning the tables.

Pittsburgh Steelers: B-. While Big Ben was gone, they couldn't get the offense going with consistency. Now they have to overcome the challenge of losing Le'Veon Bell for the rest of the year, and Ben gone again for a few weeks.
AFC WEST
Denver Broncos: B. I feel like the Broncos are overachieving. The offense can' t seem to figure out many ways to score points consistently.

Kansas City Chiefs: D+. With only 3 wins under their belt, we'll see how they handle losing Jamaal Charles for the season. They need to get the defense going.

Oakland Raiders: B. The Raiders seem to be a good team this year. Unlike previous seasons, they might be a playoff contender this year.

San Diego Chargers: D. Phillip Rivers is trying to hold up the fort for the offense. They can't seem to get all things working together.
AFC South
Houston Texans: C. The defense isn't nearly as stellar as last season. They need to get better on both sides of the ball. Believe it or not, they still have a chance to win the division.

Indianapolis Colts: D+. With a near loss to Tennessee early in the season, and Andrew Luck throwing pick after pick, they really need some help.

Jacksonville Jaguars: D. They're not a great team, but they're only 1 game behind the division leaders. The Jags are improving and I think the team will be even more competitive next year.

Tennessee Titans: D. Mariota has missed a lot of games early this season, but he will come back. That might give the Titans a little bit more hope.
NFC East
Dallas Cowboys: C. Without Romo in action, the Cowboys hadn't found a way to hold up fort. Now, they need him more them ever.

New York Giants: B-. With OBJ being double and even triple covered, Eli is struggling to find other reliable targets. But with his ability to short pass around the defenders, he can still get it to his receivers.

Philadelphia Eagles: C+. With Demarco Murray underperforming, the Eagles need to find another way to mix in the running game.

Washington Redskins: D+. Washington relies on their running game a lot. Although, soon defenses will start covering the run on them. That will take away their only weapon.
NFC North
Chicago Bears: C+. Matt Forte has had a very good season so far, and needs to be the star of the team if they can get a couple of more wins

Detroit Lions: F. The Lions need a lot of improving on both sides of the ball, and got lucky with the one win they have.

Green Bay Packers: A-. The packers surprised everybody with two consecutive losses. I believe they can get back on their feet.

Minnesota Vikings: B. With the return of Adrian Peterson, the Vikings seem like a strong wild card team.
NFC West
Arizona Cardinals: A-. The Cardinals defense is nearly unstoppable this season. Then, on the other side of the ball, Carson Palmer is throwing great passes. When you put that all together you get a playoff bound team.

San Francisco 49ers: F. With Colin Kaepernick benched for Blaine Gabbert, the 49ers seem to have some light at the end of the tunnel.

Seattle Seahawks: C. The Seahawks defense is a little upsetting this year. They can't find a way to stop very many offenses at all.

St. Louis Rams: C. The Rams defense is what is giving them a little higher of a grade then they are worthy of in my book. Unlike the Seattle Seahawks, they ARE finding ways to stop offenses.

NFC South
Atlanta Falcons: C. As Atlanta has taken advantage of an early easy schedule, they haven't really proved that they can beat the tougher opponents.

Carolina Panthers: A. As one of the few undefeated teams left, the Panthers could land themselves a ticket to the Super Bowl.

New Orleans Saints: B-. With Mark Ingram and Drew Brees in the backfield together, not much can go wrong. But they need help on the other side of the ball.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: D. Tampa Bay has created a few upsets that no one saw coming. They have proved to be a worthy opponent, but not consistently.
-Kid Reporter Aidan