Firsts in the NFL and in NFL Broadcast History






Sunday, October 14, 2018 - 1:00PM
at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
FOX - Sam Rosen, Ronde Barber
Adam Thielen (MINN) becomes first receiver in Super Bowl era to have at least 100 yds receiving in the first 6 games.
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 8:15PM
at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
ESPN - Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Anthony McFarland
Tampa Bay QB Ryan Fitzpatrick starting in place of Jameis Winston (suspension)
First QB in NFL history with three consecutive games with 400 yards passing (Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tampa Bay)
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 8:20PM
New York Jets  17  vs
at FirstEnergy Stadium, Cleveland, OH
NFL Network - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman,
Kristina Pink, Erin Andrews
First win for Cleveland since December 24, 2016 (0-18-1)
First NFL appearance for Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield (replaced Tyrod Taylor, injury)

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 6:30PM
at U.S. Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
NBC - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth,
Michele Tafoya
Most total combined yards in a game in NFL history, regular or postseason (1,151 yards)
Most passing yards by a quarterback in postseason history (Tom Brady, 505 yards)
Most combined passing yards in Super Bowl history (878 yards)
First quarterback to catch a touchdown pass in Super Bowl history (Nick Foles)
Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 1:00PM
at Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
CBS - Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts,
Evan Washburn
Chicago defender Eddie Jackson is the first defensive player to have two return touchdowns exceeding 75 yards in a single game (75-yard fumble return in 1st quarter, 76-yard interception return in 2nd quarter)
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 1:00PM
at Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
CBS - Jim Nantz, Tony Romo,
Tracy Wolfson
This was first NFL game with 2 QBs that have each thrown 400 TD passes. (Tom Brady, Drew Brees)

Sunday, February 5, 2017 - 6:30PM
at NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
FOX - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman,
Chris Myers, Erin Andrews
First Super Bowl game to go into overtime
Largest comeback in Super Bowl history (New England Patriots down 28-3)
Saturday, January 14, 2017 - 8:15PM
Houston Texans  16  vs
at Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, MA
CBS - Jim Nantz, Phil Simms,
Tracy Wolfson, Jay Feely
The first player to score a Rush TD, Rec TD and Kick Return TD in a playoff game (Dion Lewis, New England Patriots)
Saturday, January 7, 2017 - 4:35PM
at NRG Stadium, Houston, TX
ESPN/ABC - Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden,
Lisa Salters, Adam Schefter
First NFL start for Raiders QB Connor Cook
The first quarterback to start a postseason game in his first NFL start (Connor Cook, Oakland Raiders)

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 1:00PM
at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
FOX - Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman,
Peter Schrager
Panthers TE Greg Olsen became first TE in NFL History with three consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons
Falcons QB Matt Ryan became first QB in NFL History with TD passes to 13 different receivers in one season
Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 1:00PM
at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
FOX - Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman,
Peter Schrager
Panthers TE Greg Olsen became first TE in NFL History with three consecutive 1,000 yard receiving seasons
Falcons QB Matt Ryan became first QB in NFL History with TD passes to 13 different receivers in one season
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 8:30PM
at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
NBC - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth,
Michele Tafoya
This game was the first NFL tie in which both teams scored in overtime

Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 1:04PM
at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
FOX - Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman,
Kristina Pink
First team in NFL history to have a 500-yard passer and a 300-yard receiver in same game. (Matt Ryan & Julio Jones, Atlanta)
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 4:08PM
at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
FOX - Joe Buck, Troy Aikman,
Erin Andrews
This is the first NFL regular season game in Los Angeles since 1994
Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 8:30PM
at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
NBC - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth,
Michele Tafoya
First NFL start for Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo
First game of four game suspension for Patriots QB Tom Brady for his role in Deflategate

Thursday, September 8, 2016 - 8:40PM
at Sports Authority Field at Mile High, Denver, CO
NBC - Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth,
Michele Tafoya
First NFL start for Broncos QB Trevor Siemian
The first quarterback to start the opening game for a defending Super Bowl Champion having zero career pass attempts (Trevor Siemian, Denver Broncos)
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 8:35AM
Buffalo Bills  31  vs
at Wembley Stadium, London, England
CBS/Yahoo! - Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon,
Jamie Erdahl
This game was the first NFL broadcast done primarily by webstream.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 4:20PM
at Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
ESPN - Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden,
Lisa Salters
This was the first NFL playoff game to be broadcast primarily on a cable network.

Sunday, December 4, 2011 - 1:05PM
Denver Broncos  35  vs
at Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
FOX - Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick,
Laura Okmin
Game was switched from CBS to FOX, the first game to be crossflexed.
Sunday, December 28, 2008 - 1:02PM
Detroit Lions  21  vs
at Lambeau Field, Green Bay, WI
FOX - Chris Rose, John Lynch
NFL record set for most regular season losses
Detroit Lions, 16 losses
Previous Record, 15 losses, done eight times
The first team to complete a NFL regular season with a 0-16 record.
(Detroit Lions)
Monday, November 24, 2008 - 8:40PM
at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
ESPN - Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Tony Kornheiser,
Suzy Kolber
NFL record set for most passing yards, first ten games of season
Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, 3,254 yards
Previous record: Dan Fouts, 1982 San Diego, 3,164 yards

Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 4:15PM
Dallas Cowboys  24  vs
at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
FOX - Dick Stockton, Troy Aikman,
Pam Oliver
The first NFL game to end with a blocked punt returned for TD (Monty Beisel, Arizona Cardinals)
Sunday, December 16, 2007 - 1:03PM
at Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, FL
FOX - Matt Vasgersian, JC Pearson,
Krista Voda
Michael Spurlock has first Kickoff Return Touchdown in Tampa Bay Buccaneers history (32 years)
Sunday, October 31, 1999 - 1:02PM
at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
CBS - Don Criqui, Steve Tasker
First win for expansion Cleveland Browns since returning to NFL in 1999

Sunday, September 3, 1995 - 1:00PM
at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
FOX - Thom Brennaman, Ron Pitts
First game for Carolina head coach Dom Capers
First game for expansion franchise Carolina
Sunday, September 3, 1995 - 1:00PM
Houston Oilers  10  vs
at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium, Jacksonville, FL
NBC - Don Criqui, Beasley Reece
First game for expansion franchise Jacksonville
First game for Jacksonville head coach Tom Coughlin
Sunday, December 11, 1977 - 1:00PM
at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, LA
CBS - Frank Glieber, Emerson Boozer
First win for Tampa Bay franchise after 0-26 start

Sunday, September 12, 1976 - 4:00PM
at The Kingdome, Seattle, WA
CBS - Jim Thacker, Alex Hawkins
First game for expansion franchise Seattle
First game for Seattle head coach Jack Patera
Sunday, September 12, 1976 - 1:00PM
at Houston Astrodome, Houston, TX
NBC - Ross Porter, Mike Haffner
First game for expansion franchise Tampa Bay
First game for Tampa Bay head coach John McKay
Friday, August 24, 1962
Denver Broncos  27  vs
Dallas Texans  24  OT
at Farrington Field, Fort Worth, TX
First AFL game, and 2nd pro football, to feature sudden-death overtime.

Sunday, December 18, 1932 - 9:15PM
at Chicago Stadium, Chicago, IL
Game moved to Chicago Stadium due to blizzard.
First indoor NFL game.
Field shortened to 80 yards in length and played under modified rules.