Jared Goff wins FedEx Air Player of the Week

Goff threw for the most yards and the most TDs in Week 4 and earned the honor in fan voting

Congratulations are in order for Lions quaarterback Jared Goff. His prolific passing in Detroit’s Week 4 loss to the Seattle Seahawks earned Goff the FedEx Air Player of the Week honor.

Goff won out over Seattle’s Geno Smith and Justin Herbert of the Los Angeles Chargers. He threw for 378 yards and four touchdowns in the Lions’ Week 4 matchup against Smith’s Seahawks.

It’s Goff’s second FedEx Air Player of the Week honor in a Lions uniform. He also won in Week 15 last season. Goff was also nominated this year in Week 2 but lost out to Tua Tagovailoa.

FedEx will donate $2,000 in Goff’s name to an HBCU scholarship fund.

Jared Goff nominated for FedEx Air player of the week for Week 4

Goff threw for the most yards and most TDs of any QB in Week 4

Jared Goff had quite a prolific passing afternoon in Week 4. The Lions quarterback threw for 378 yards and four passing TDs in Detroit’s 48-45 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Goff’s big day has him nominated once again for the FedEx Air Player of the Week. It’s the second time this season Goff has been nominated, adding to his Week 2 nomination.

Goff is up against Seattle’s Geno Smith and Justin Herbert of the Chargers. While those players came up victorious, Goff threw for more yards and doubled the TD pass total of each of his competitors.

The winner is decided by fan voting, so vote early and often for Goff.

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Amon-Ra St. Brown earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for Week 2

Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown earns NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for Week 2

The acclaim keeps on shining for the “Sun God”. Lions wideout Amon-Ra St. Brown has earned the NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for his stellar performance in Detroit’s Week 2 win over the Washington Commanders.

St. Brown caught nine passes for 116 yards and two touchdowns in the Lions 36-27 triumph. The prolific production saw St. Brown tie the NFL record for the most consecutive games with at least eight receptions and extended his historical string of six straight games with eight or more catches and a touchdown.

It marks the first such honor for St. Brown in his career, which spans just 19 games. Quarterback Jared Goff was the last Lions player to earn the award in Week 13 last season.

Former Lions CB Darius Slay captured the NFC Defensive Player of the Week with two interceptions and five total PDs in Philadelphia’s win over Minnesota.

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Jared Goff nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week honors

Lions QB Jared Goff is nominated for FedEx Air Player of the Week honors for Week 2

Jared Goff had himself a prolific passing performance in the Detroit Lions’ Week 2 win over the Washington Commanders. Goff’s big day earned the Lions QB a nomination for the FedEx Air Player of the Week honor.

Goff completed 20-of-34 passes for 256 yards and four touchdowns in Detroit’s 36-27 win. He is one of three nominees for the Week 2 honor, along with Tua Tagovailoa from the Miami Dolphins (469 passing yards and six TDs) and Joe Flacco of the New York Jets (307 passing yards, four TDs).

Fans can vote here until Wednesday at 3 p.m. ET.

From the press release from FedEx and the NFL,

Through the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week Awards, FedEx will make a $2,000 donation in the names of the winning quarterback and running back ($4,000 total) to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Each donation will be made in the name of the winning quarterback and running back, which will go towards needs-based scholarships to deserving HBCU students.

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The best NBA champions who never won Finals MVP

Stephen Curry’s burden of never winning Finals MVP despite multiple championships has finally been lifted after playing (and prevailing) in his sixth championship series – which really adds to his legacy. Others were not so lucky. With Curry off the …

Stephen Curry’s burden of never winning Finals MVP despite multiple championships has finally been lifted after playing (and prevailing) in his sixth championship series – which really adds to his legacy.

Others were not so lucky. With Curry off the list, who are the best players who won the championship but never received Finals MVP accolades?

We put together a ranking for that… in which we don’t include Bill Russell and others who dominated before the award was created in 1969.

A way to fix the NFL’s broken Pro Bowl

An idea from Cam Garrity on how to fix the NFL’s broken Pro Bowl weekend

The NFL Pro Bowl has essentially become one of the most pointless exhibition games in all four major American sports. The NFL is hardly ever behind the other sports in any category, but over the years the Pro Bowl has become a burden to the coaches and players taking part in what is essentially a glorified flag football game. Well…

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, the NFL is actively looking for ways to improve the all-star festivities.

Rapoport’s report had me thinking about just what could we do to make this better and worth players participating. Well, since the game is essentially a flag football game, why not make it one?

It won’t be just any flag football game, and it won’t feature AFC v NFC. The NFL can alternate jersey designs yearly, choose two former players to coach the game, and allow them to choose the name for their team. Instead of conference vs conference teams, the fans will select 3 captains from each conference, who will be randomly put together (via a lottery system) and will take turns selecting players from the entire league to form their team. The player pool will be selected as it always is, allowing fans, coaches, and players all to make up equal voting to determine the rosters.

After coaches, team names, jerseys, and the draft occurs, the teams will be formed. 11-on-11 football will be the showcase, but there’s a catch. All defensive players will play offense, and all offensive players will play defense. The game will be played to 21 each quarter, and the winner of each quarter will be given $250,000 donated to the coach’s charity of choice. The winner of the game will win another $250,000 for charity. The MVP of the game will win $250,000 themselves for a charity of their choice.

Oh and the most important part? The game will be played AFTER the Super Bowl so that the game’s most elite, regardless of team, (as Super Bowl teams opt out of the game) can be showcased and honored. Among the rest of the festivities would be bringing back the original QB skills competition, fastest man 40-yard dash, 100-yard race, boundary or endzone trickshot competitions, and even potentially other combine-like activities.

There are some concerns that agents will pull players out of the game due to fear of injury, but the NFL can combat this by making the festivities after the season, and making it much more entertaining. If the weekend can pull a huge draw like other sports, the players will want to be on national TV performing for the fans, and the fans would be happy with the new look Pro Bowl weekend.

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MVP vote: All the rankings of NBA legends

MVP is the most important individual accolade an NBA player can win, so we decided to put together a list of how legends did in MVP voting throughout their careers, ranking them by the number of seasons they received votes. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar owns …

MVP is the most important individual accolade an NBA player can win, so we decided to put together a list of how legends did in MVP voting throughout their careers, ranking them by the number of seasons they received votes.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar owns the record for most MVPs for one player with six and it will be very hard to beat, but he’s not the leader in most seasons with MVP votes, which belongs to LeBron James with 19.

In case you’re wondering, Michael Jordan comes at No. 6 in this ranking, receiving votes in merely 13 seasons.

Check out the rest of these rankings below.

HoopsHype compiled NBA awards ballots to determine the expected 2022 winners

HoopsHype gathered official 2022 NBA awards ballots from media members privately along with others made public via social media and stories.

With the regular season in the rearview mirror, we have obtained the official NBA awards ballots from media members who disclosed their votes privately with HoopsHype and others made public via social media and stories. We’ve tabulated 24 in total.

One individual award and several spots on the All-Defensive and All-Rookie Teams were separated by thin margins. The results of the poll are listed below.

Note: Numbers in parentheses show the percentage of points relative to the maximum amount possible for each award.

HoopsHype awards: How our ballot would look like

HoopsHype submits its 2021-22 NBA awards ballot, including choosing between Nikola Jokic, Joel Embiid and GIannis Antetokounmpo for MVP.

With the regular season all but wrapped up, the 2021-22 NBA awards season is almost upon us, with hotly-contested debates circling primarily around the most important accolade of them all: Most Valuable Player.

The Rookie of the Year race is also a close one while Defensive Player of the Year is as wide open as it has been in years.

Below, check out the 2021-22 NBA awards ballot as voted upon by HoopsHype staffers.

Ranking the 12 likeliest NBA players to win awards this season

HoopsHype ranks the 12 likeliest NBA players to win major awards for 2021-22, including Tyler Herro leading the Sixth Man of the Year race.

The 2021-22 NBA award season is going to be an intriguing one, as although we do have some clear-cut choices for some of the accolades, there are others that are going to be hotly contested until the final day.

We decided to break down the race for the various major NBA end-of-year awards in a different way. We are going to rank the 12 likeliest players to take home career-defining accolades this season.

Finishing in first means that the player is a borderline lock to win that award. Finishing 12th means there’s a somewhat decent chance the player takes that accolade.

Let’s jump right into this fun exercise.