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Take a look through our freeD vision as Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch fakes out the defense and hits Chris Moore for a 22-yard gain on 4th down.

Nice one!
The Houston Texans took on the Baltimore Ravens in Week 12 of NFL action.
Terrell Suggs led an aggressive defense that kept the Texans from the end zone for the last 51 minutes. 

Ravens 23

Texans 16 
Can't-Miss Play: Baltimore Ravens punter Sam Koch fakes the punt and hits Chris Moore for a 16-yard first down.

OH MAN! We love a fake out!!!
Hilarious!

NFL stars step up to compete in a game of corn hole with a twist. Things get messy when they replace the bags with random objects!! 

Which one was the messiest?!  
The Baltimore Ravens end the game by using the rule book to their advantage to seal their 19-14 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12!
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Poll: Kid Reporter Henry: My Bengals Experience
Hello, this is Kid Reporter Henry here, giving the scoop on the Bengals game I got to attend on Sunday!

I went with my dad, because it was a special father-son thing we do. It was me and my dad's first time at Paul Brown Stadium, and Dad had no Bengals gear, so he bought a winter hat from a street vendor on the sidewalk so he could have some orange and black on. We got there in good time, as we went early to avoid downtown traffic, and walked inside. It was REALLY crowded, but we made it to a concrete ramp to go up to our seats way up high, where there's a great view.

We walked and walked up a million ramps to level 3. You could see their practice fields and everything from there! We got to our seats and sat down. I read the program I had purchased before the game and learned the stats of all the players. Our opponents that day were the Baltimore Ravens, a 5-10 team that had beaten Pittsburgh the previous week. We were ready though! The first quarter was uneventful, with good defensive play and no score. The second quarter the Ravens drove down the field, only to settle for 3 field goals.

Eventually, A.J. McCarron threw a 22 yard TD to Tyler Eifert, who was coming back after a concussion sidelined him for a few weeks. The crowd went wild! Nobody did anything on offense, except the Ravens made it 7-9 on their third FG. Halftime had a pee wee football team playing a scrimmage against popular team and restaurant mascots. The game ended when the hockey team mascot, Twister from the Cincinnati Cyclones, sacked a little kid for a large loss of yards. After that me and my dad shared a nacho grande and I had a hot dog. The second half was soon starting!

The Ravens got the ball first, but our awesome defense stopped them immediately. We had a drive where A.J. Green had an awesome catch for a 5 yard TD, and then another when on 4th & 1, Jeremy Hill got the ball and not only kept the drive alive, but ended it too! He ran for a 38 yard breakaway touchdown! After that, our defense had multiple interceptions, and we kicked a 52 yard field goal. The Ravens scored a garbage time TD with 1:47 to go. They lined up to onside kick. Sam Koch, the Ravens punter, kicked it... right into the hands of Bengals RB Cedric Peerman. Then we ran out the clock. I counted out loud. 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... BENGALS WIN, 24-16! Everyone was super happy!

Someone had a sign that said "Bengals and Bolts (Chargers) please BYE Andy more time!" San Diego ended up losing, but I'm okay with it, as we can get revenge on the Steelers on Wild Card weekend.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my awesome experience, and I'm glad I could tell you all about it!

-Kid Reporter Henry, signing off!

Last year the Kansas City Chiefs won their first nine games after having the worst season in franchise history the previous year. The Chiefs were the main example for an improving team, but they were not the only team to significantly improve. San Diego, Carolina, and New Orleans all had their teams reach the playoffs after missing the postseason the previous year. Here are a few teams that could take a big step forward.

1. New York Giants- The Giants have been up and down for the past 10 years, but last year was the worst season in the stretch. The team lost its first six games and finished the season 7-9. Quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning threw 27 interceptions, most in the NFL, and only 18 touchdowns. That should change this year. After the woeful start, the Giants went 7-3 in their last ten games to close out the year. Manning will now have a dynamic rookie to throw to in Odell Beckham and Rueben Randle has potential as a starter. The offensive line, one of the worst in the NFL last year, added center Weston Richberg in the draft and guard Geoff Schwartz in free agency and the running game now has Rashad Jennings. The defense was solid last year after they traded for linebacker Jon Beason and the secondary is improved with the acquisitions of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Walter Thurmond. Justin Tuck left, but if Jason Pierre-Paul stays healthy the pass rush could be scary. It also helps that the Giants are in the NFC East and have the pieces to run away with the division.

2. Pittsburgh Steelers- Like the Giants, Pittsburgh started last season poorly, losing their first four games. But in the second half of the season, the Steelers went 6-2 and were a San Diego loss away from making the postseason. The defense has improved with the additions of rookies Ryan Shazier and Stephon Tuitt and veteran safety Mike Mitchell, and several young players could break out. If Jarvis Jones and Jason Worilds improve, the pass rush could be one of the best in the league. The linebacking core of Jones, Worilds, Shazier, and Lawrence Timmons is the strength of the defense and shows how the team is getting younger and faster. On offense, LeVeon Bell could emerge as a top running back. After his injury in the beginning of the season, Bell did very well and could be the center of the offense this year. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is still one of the best in the league and has a great receiver in Antonio Brown, who had 1,499 receiving yards last year. Look for the Steelers to contend for the AFC North and make the playoffs.

3. Baltimore Ravens- John Harbaugh and Joe Flacco both missed the playoffs for the first time in their professional careers after making the playoffs five times. Flacco gets some of the blame after throwing a career-high in interceptions, but plenty of other units get some of the blame. Ray Rice, usually one of the best runners in the NFL, had a terrible season, partly because the offensive line was awful. But there is a good chance of significant improvement. The offensive line was improved, meaning the running game should be better, and Steve Smith, the best player in franchise history for the Panthers, was added to make the receiving group more dangerous. Dennis Pitta, Flacco's favorite target, is now healthy and should have 700 yards and 5 touchdowns. The defense also has potential. The unit has gotten a lot younger and has rookie C.J. Mosley, Matt Elam, and Jimmy Smith complementing Terrell Suggs, Elvis Dumervil, and Haloti Ngata. The special teams unit is arguably the best in the league, with Pro Bowl kicker Justin Tucker, punter Sam Koch, and electric returner Jacoby Jones.

4. Houston Texans- In 2013, the Texans won their first two games... and then lost their next 14 games. The team got a lot better this off-season, especially the pick of Jadeveon Clowney and hiring of head coach Bill O'Brien. Clowney and former Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt could be the best pass rushing duo ever and will definitely be scaring quarterbacks for the next 10 years. O'Brien will improve the offense and needs to choose between veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick, backup Case Keenum, and rookie Tom Savage for the starting quarterback job. Ben Tate left, but Arian Foster used to be one of the best running backs in the league. Andre Johnson, the best player in the history of the Texans, is in a contract dispute but should come back and can be one of the most consistent receivers in the league. Houston has been injury-plagued and Foster and linebacker Brian Cushing will need to stay healthy for the team to contend. But thanks to the hirings of O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel and an extremely easy division, the Texans will have a bounce back year and could go to the playoffs.

5. Chicago Bears- For the majority of the 21st century, the Chicago Bears have been a defense-first team. But after Lovie Smith was fired, the focus switched. The team hired offensive guru Marc Trestman to improve their traditionally mediocre offense and it worked immediately. Matt Forte and Brandon Marshall had great years and Alshon Jeffery emerged as one of the elite wide receivers. And all of that was with a career backup, Josh McCown, at starting quarterback for most of the year, and now Jay Cutler is back from injury. The team was one win away from the playoffs last year and could win their division with their stellar receiver combination. The problem, surprisingly, is the defense, which was injury-prone for most of the Year and was near the bottom of the league in multiple statistical categories. The Bears did get help in the pass rush with the additions of Lamarr Houston and Jared Allen and the team has multiple young players who could emerge. Chicago has not lived up to expectations in recent years, but if they can dodge the injury bug they could win their division and make the playoffs.
  The first half of this NFL season has been very exciting, especially for my two favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. Though their seasons have turned out differently, both have made headlines and caused discussion. Here is a look at the Cowboys and Ravens in this season. Dallas Cowboys- 4-4 The Cowboys have played well this season by staying competitive in all of their games, including those against tough opponents, but lost close games to the Chiefs (1 pt), B

 

The first half of this NFL season has been very exciting, especially for my two favorite teams, the Dallas Cowboys and the Baltimore Ravens. Though their seasons have turned out differently, both have made headlines and caused discussion. Here is a look at the Cowboys and Ravens in this season.


Dallas Cowboys- 4-4
The Cowboys have played well this season by staying competitive in all of their games, including those against tough opponents, but lost close games to the Chiefs (1 pt), Broncos (3 pts), Lions (1 pt), and Chargers (9 pts). The Cowboys have had a chance to win all of them, but have not performed well in the 4th quarter. On the bright side, Dallas is leading their division, which has performed poorly and could be the worst in the league. To win, the Cowboys will need to play better defensively, which was obvious especially when Calvin Johnson had a whopping 329 receiving yards in a Cowboys loss. The most valuable player for them has been wide receiver Dez Bryant, who has solidified himself as one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. If the Cowboys want to keep their lead in the NFC East, they must close out games that matter.


Baltimore Ravens (3-4)
I don't want to sugarcoat my favorite team's season, and I would have to say that it is a disaster. Joe Flacco has performed worse than his 120.6 million dollar contract suggests, including a 5-INT performance in a loss to a mediocre Bills team. The running game has faltered as Ray Rice has been playing terribly. Since Anquan Boldin and Dennis Pitta are not in the Ravens starting lineup, Flacco hasn't had many experienced options to throw to. The defense has held up, but Sam Koch has performed very poorly. The only wins this season for the Ravens have been against the Bills, the dismal Texans, and the slumping Dolphins. For the Ravens to turn their season around, the Ravens should hand off to Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce more often and would benefit from picking up a player like Randy Moss, Beanie Wells, Michael Turner, Cedric Benson, or Brandon Lloyd. Joe Flacco must play well and not turn the ball over. In all of the turmoil, the Ravens have had a very valuable player- inside linebacker Daryl Smith, who has become a good defensive leader and tackler.

 

-John

NFLRUSH Kid Reporter

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What do you think is going through the head of Sam Koch as he practices his punting all alone?   Leave a comment to let us know what you think is going through his mind.

What do you think is going through the head of Sam Koch as he practices his punting all alone?

 

Leave a comment to let us know what you think is going through his mind.

Egg Roll White House

NFL PLAY 60 at the White House!

It is tradition that the President of the United States celebrates Easter by hosting an Egg Roll at the White House.  This year, NFL PLAY 60 was invited to participate!  Real NFL players including Washington Redskins players Kevin Barnes, Alvin Bowen, Derrick Dockery, Reed Doughty, Chris Horton, Marko Mitchell, Will Robinson, Casey Rabach, Justin Tryon, Edwin Williams, Anthony Montgomery, Lorenzo Alexander, H.B. (Horatio Benedict) Blades, Doug Dutch, Baltimore Ravens players Matt Lawrence and Sam Koch as well as Miami Dolphins player Chad Pennington taught kids football skills and drills.  Can you imagine learning how to throw a spiral from an NFL pro?  The 30,000 folks at the Egg Roll got to do just that!  And they received NFL PLAY 60 eye black and wristbands for completing the football drills.

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