New England became the first team in NFL history and the first major American pro sports team since 1884 to open a season with 18 straight wins. The Patriots set all-time NFL records for points scored (589), touchdowns (75) and point differential (+315) in addition to numerous individual and team records.
On January 12, 2017, Los Angeles Rams Owner/ Chairman E. Stanley Kroenke named Sean McVay the 23rd full-time head coach in franchise history. McVay became the youngest coach in modern NFL history. McVay completed his third season as the Redskins' offen- sive coordinator in 2016 after initially being promoted to the position on January 15, 2014.
The Philadelphia Eagles announced the hiring of Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Doug Pederson as the team's new head coach on January 18, 2016. The 47-year-old Pederson comes to the Eagles with a combined 19 years of NFL experience as both a coach and player, including the last three seasons as the Chiefs' offensive coordinator.
He coached defensive backs and special teams at Memphis in 1996, before moving on to Arkansas State, where he coached wide receivers in 1997 and defensive backs in 1998. Under Tomlin's guidance, Minnesota led the NFL in stopping the run and ranked eighth in the league in total defense.
Jackson was one of the Cowboys' four sixth-round draft picks in 2016. He was let go by the team in December of that year and quickly being picked up by the Browns. Jackson spent all of 2017 on injured reserve and has yet to appear in a regular-season contest.
Ron Rivera was named the fourth head coach in Carolina Panthers' history on Jan. 11, 2011. Rivera served as defensive coordinator for the San Diego Chargers' top-ranked defense in 2010 and playing linebacker for the Chicago Bears' top-ranked defense and Super Bowl XX championship team in 1985.
This isn't too surprising, as Mack was not present for the start of the team's offseason workout program back in April either. The belief remains that Mack, as he heads into a contract year, is holding out for a long-term contract extension from the team after putting together three straight Pro Bowl seasons and being named First-Team All-Pro twice.
The Los Angeles Chargers hired Anthony Lynn as their head coach on Jan. 13, 2017. Lynn spent the last two seasons (2015-16) with the Buffalo Bills as an assistant head coach and running backs coach. He also served as the interim head coach for the team's final regular-season game.
Bill O'Brien was named the third head coach in Houston Texans franchise history on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014. The 44-year old brings 21 years of collegiate and NFL coaching experience to the Bayou City. The former Penn State head coach and New England Patriots offensive coordinator has ascended steadily throughout his coaching career.
The Canton Bulldogs were a professional American football team, based in Canton, Ohio. They played in the Ohio League from 1903 to 1906 and 1911 to 1919, and the American Professional Football Association (later renamed the National Football League (NFL) in 1922), from 1920 to 1923 and again from 1925 to 1926.
1921 Columbus Panhandles of the National Football League- The Panhandles may have played in the first game with two APFA opponents. However, due to not having the games start at a standardized time, and the failure of the NFL of recording the start times, historians can not determine for sure which two teams played in the first league match-up. What is known for a fact is that the first contests between teams listed as APFA members occurred on October 3, 1920.
The Providence Steam Roller (also referred to as the Providence Steam Rollers, the Providence Steamroller and the Providence Steamrollers) was a professional American football team based in Providence, Rhode Island in the National Football League from 1925 to 1931. Providence was the first New England team to win an NFL championship.