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Nominees For 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year

Winner to be selected by fan votes now thru Jan. 21 (3 PM ET).\

The 2018 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award will be recognized in Atlanta during Super Bowl LIII activities.

• Saquon Barkley RB New York Giants
• Nick Chubb RB Cleveland Browns
• Darius Leonard LB Indianapolis Colts
• Phillip Lindsay RB Denver Broncos
• Baker Mayfield QB Cleveland Browns

Finalists For 2018 NFL FedEx Air (QB) and Ground (RB) Players of the Year

2018 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year

• Patrick Mahomes Kansas City Chiefs
• Drew Brees New Orleans Saints
• Philip Rivers (Los Angeles Chargers

2018 FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Year

• Todd Gurley Los Angeles Rams
• Ezekiel Elliott Dallas Cowboys
• Saquon Barkley New York Giants

Now thru Jan. 31 (3 PM ET). people can vote for each category here on via Twitter @NFL

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NFL Head Coach Signings For 2019 (To Date)
• Arizona Cardinals Kliff Kingsbury
• Cincinnati Bengals TBD (former coach Marvin Lewis)
• Cleveland Browns Freddie Kitchens
• Denver Broncos Vic Fangio
• Green Bay Packers Matt LeFleur
• Miami Dolphins TBD (former coach Adam Gase)
• New York Jets Adam Gase
• Tampa Bay Buccaneers Bruce Arians

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Weekend Box Office Jan. 11-13
1. The Upside $19.6M
2. Aquaman $17.3M
3. A Dog’s Way Home $11.3M
4. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse $9M
5. Escape Room $8.9M
6. Mary Poppins Returns $7.2M
7. Bumblebee $6.8M
8. On the Basis of Sex $6.2M
9. The Mule $5.5M
10. Vice $3.3M
Source: Box Office Mojo

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Dec192018

NFL Big Data Bowl Seeking Rethinking By Next-Gen Fans To Advance Game

By Barry Janoff

December 19, 2018: Calling it the “latest example of the league’s commitment to advancing the game through data science and engineering,” the NFL has launched Big Data Bowl, a football analytics competition.

According to the league, the NFL Big Data Bowl would offer “college students and professionals the opportunity to utilize historical data sets of the same player tracking data used by teams and suggest innovations about how football is played and coached.”

The NFL said that it would review submissions and that eight finalists would have the opportunity to explain their data and findings in a five-minute presentation to a panel of NFL staff members, club personnel and industry-leading representatives during the 2019 Scouting Combine, being held Feb. 26-March 4 in Indianapolis.

The eight finalists in the Big Data Bowl would earn an all-expenses paid trip to Indianapolis to show their work on Feb. 27, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis.

Two grand-prize winners would also receive four tickets to any regular-season game of their choice, as well as a $1,000 gift certificate to NFLShop.com.

“As the sports analytics community continues to expand and progress, we are excited to host an analytics competition focusing on creative and innovative ways to approach and use football data,” Damani Leech, the NFL’s svp-football strategy and business development, said via the league.

“The NFL and its clubs use of football analytics continues to grow and focusing the competition on college students and young professionals allows us to hear from the next generation of young minds that will help shape the industry in the years to come.”

The NFL said submissions using NFL-provided data should fall under three themes: “Understanding On-Field Speed,” “Proposing a Rule Change” and “Identifying the Best Receiver-Route Combinations.” (Details here.)

Historical sets of both traditional and player tracking stats are available to participants, who are “challenged to rethink player evaluation tools and innovate the way football is played and coached.”

According to the league, NFL player tracking, also known as Next Gen Stats, is the “capture of real-time location data, speed and acceleration for every player on every play on every inch of the field. Sensors throughout the stadium track tags placed on players' shoulder pads, charting individual movements within inches.”

Full details here.

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