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Who will be the next coach enshrined in Canton?

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Most deserving DB of a bust in HOF? It’s Dawkins

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Gosselin NFL rankings: Showdown looms between 1-2

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Known as Ground Chuck for his penchant for running the football, Chuck Knox became the first coach to win division titles with three different franchise.

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LeRoy Butler intercepted 38 career passes and won a Super Bowl with the 1996 Packers. He became the first defensive back in NFL history to join the 20/20 club with 20-plus interceptions and 20-plus sacks (20 ½).

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Pro Bowl WR Amari Cooper had a 210-yard receiving game against Kansas City this season. But he has only 289 yards in the other 11 games he has played.

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First-time semifinalist Simeon Rice tells the Talk of Fame Network why he believes his career was Hall-of-Fame worthy.

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There have been 193 games played in the NFL this season and road teams have been assessed 101 more penalties than home teams for 579 more yards.

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Everson Walls ranks fifth all-time among pure cornerbacks with 57 interceptions. That’s as many as Hall of Famer and Mel Blount and more then Deion Sanders, Darrell Green or Charles Woodson.

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The best pass rusher and cover cornerback on the Seattle Seahawks are out, as is Pro Bowl safety Kam Chancellor. But linebacker Bobby Wagner is still on the field so the aura of the Legion of Boom lives on.

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Randy Moss set an NFL single-season record with his 23 receiving touchdowns in 2007 and also ranks second to Jerry Rice in both career 1,000-yard seasons (10) and 100-yard games (64).

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Since 2010, there have been 24 backs drafted in the fourth round or later who have started NFL games. Sixteen of them have posted 100-yard games and two have posted 200-yard games. Six of those backs have posted 1,000-yard rushing seasons and five have gone to the Pro Bowl.

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Joe Jacoby started in four Super Bowls and his Washington Redskins won three of them. Jacoby started at left tackle for the first two Lombardi Trophy winners in the 1980s and at right tackle for that third NFL champion in 1991.

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Jason Hanson played 21 seasons with one team, an NFL record. Only four players in NFL history played more games than the 327 of Hanson and only three scored more points than his 2,150. His 52 career field goals of 50 yards or more are another NFL record.

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In the last 12 Hall of Fame classes, offensive linemen have been shut out only twice (also 2011). The last time two blockers were inducted the same year was 2013 when Jonathan Ogden and Larry Allen both received busts. But that was when the classes included six modern-era candidates.

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Carson Wentz has posted 300-yard passing games against Washington, Kansas City and Arizona and four-TD games against the Cardinals, Redskins and Broncos. He has thrown five TD passes of 50 yards or more this season to four different receivers.

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There have been seven shutouts in the NFL this season and the Ravens own three of them. No one else has more than one. The last NFL defense to post three shutouts in a single season was the 2003 New England Patriots, who were on their way to a second Lombardi Trophy.

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A starter from Day 1, Jameis Winston became the youngest quarterback in NFL history to pass for 3,000 yards, then 4,000 yards and also the youngest to pass for 40 touchdowns. Winston has passed for 4,000 yards in each of his first two NFL seasons.

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