NFL schedule 2018: Steelers, 49ers lead six contenders with most favorable schedules
NFL schedule 2018: Steelers, 49ers lead six contenders with most favorable schedules More The 2018 NFL schedule was surprisingly kind to many of the best teams from 2017. Four of the league’s playoff powers don’t face anything that would suggest they won’t return to the tournament. In addition, the week-by-week setup played most favorably into the hands of two non-playoff teams who performed at a high level to close last season. Here are the six contenders with the least difficult schedules in 2018: The combined winning percentage of the Steelers’ opponents last season was.477, tied with the Jaguars (see below) for 25th in the league. That weakness is evident each month of this season’s schedule.
Bryant was a touchdown machine in the first half of his career with the Cowboys, hauling in 41 scoring passes in a three-season span, capped by a career-high 16 in 2014. He was named a First-Team All-Pro selection that year. During that spectacular run from 2012-14, Bryant also averaged 91 receptions and put up at least 1,233 receiving yards in each of those seasons. For his career, Bryant appeared in 113 games (99 starts) and amassed 7,459 total yards while registering a franchise-record 73 receiving touchdowns.
A versatile player who can return punts (and even play offense, like Jackson did in 2017), Alexander has great ball skills. Appearing last month on PFT Live, he addressed concerns about his size by saying, Turn on the tape.
I want to keep playing. But what was more important for me was I didn’t want to go back on the field and be a step too slow or miss a play. If I’m out on the field with Telvin and Myles (Jack) and they expect me to do something and I miss that play because I held on a year too long, I don’t know how I look at them.
The NFL for the first time is prohibiting certain helmets from being worn by players.
In notifying the 32 teams Monday, the league has sought to have players stop using 10 helmet varieties. Some, particularly those manufactured by Rawlings, no longer are being made and don’t have support from the company. Others were found to be inferior to many of the 34 helmets the NFL and the players’ union examined.
Previously, NFL players could choose any helmet as long as it passed certification standards. Six of the substandard helmets are prohibited immediately, while the other four may be worn by players who used them in 2017 but not by new players.