On Sunday, Larry Fitzgerald hauled in a 15-yard catch in the second quarter of the Arizona Cardinals’ game against the Philadelphia Eagles. It wasn’t anything special on the field — the 1,152nd reception in a long career — but it landed him among some elite company.
With his catch against the Eagles, Fitzgerald became just the third person in NFL history to have a reception in 200 straight games. Unlike the other two, Fitzgerald did it all with the same team. Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice went 274 straight games with a catch for the San Francisco 49ers and Oakland Raiders. Tight end Tony Gonzalez’s streak lasted 211 games during his time with the Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons.
MoffettNathanson analyst Michael Nathanson reported that the NFL comparisons with last year will get harder after Week 9 — following Election Day 2016.
Despite the general trend, viewership by individual game or network remains erratic.
Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh has just reduced his EPS estimate for CBS by 5 percent — in part because of soft ratings for its NFL broadcasts.
Any ratings-based forecasts by Sheikh or other analysts may be a function of high expectations going into the season, sources said.
CBS shares closed down 24 cents, to $56.66.
The NBA, and more importantly, the entire sport of basketball, has always been an inclusive environment, Burke said. To me, whether we are talking about the players, coaches, team management or anyone involved with the sport, it is about your game so to speak.