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NFL CAPSULES -- WEEK 16

Posted Dec 19, 2012

NFL CAPSULES -- WEEK 16

WEEK 16 – SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2012

ATLANTA FALCONS (12-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-10)

SERIES

FALCONS

LIONS

SERIES LEADER

 

23-11

STREAKS

4 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 2-0

Schwartz: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 34-0 vs. Giants

L 38-10 at Cardinals

LAST GAME

10/23/11: Falcons 23 at Lions 16. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 122 yards. Falcons QB Matt Ryan rushes for TD & throws TD pass to WR Roddy White.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/23/11

BROADCAST

ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Trent Green, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Atl.), 86 (Det.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Atl.), 226 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING

Ryan: 369-539-4,202-27 (3C)-14-97.5

Stafford: 374-629-4,252 (3C)-17-15-78.9

RUSHING

Turner: 203-741-3.7-9 (T3C)

Leshoure: 185-695-3.8-8

RECEIVING

Gonzalez (TE): 87-880-10.1-8

C. Johnson: 106 (2L)-1,667 (1L)-15.7-5

OFFENSE

377.4

406.5 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

9

-9

DEFENSE

354.4

337.5

SACKS

Abraham: 10

Avril: 9.5

INTs

DeCoud: 6

Carey, Houston: 2

PUNTING

Bosher: 47.5

Harris: 41.4

KICKING

Bryant: 131 (3L) (38/38 PAT; 31/36 FG)

Hanson: 118 (3C) (34/34 PAT; 28/32 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: Can clinch home-field advantage in NFC playoffs with win…QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 in career vs. Det. Made 1st career start vs. Det. (9/7/08) & had 137 rating. In career, Falcons are 31-1 (.969) when he has 100 rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER aims for 6th in row with TD. Had franchise-record 220 rush yards (with 2 TDs) in 9/7/08 game vs. Det. Has 342 rush yards (171 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 meetings…WR JULIO JONES had 2 TDs last week. Has 1st 1,000-yard season (1,071). WR RODDY WHITE had TD in last meeting. Has 6 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Since 2007, has 550 receptions, most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 28 catches for 364 yards (91 per game) & 3 TDs in 4 career meetings…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 14.5 sacks in past 17. Has 4 sacks in past 2 meetings. LB STEPHEN NICHOLAS (84) leads team in tackles & LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON (78) is 2nd. S THOMAS DE COUD is 2nd among S with 6 INTs. CB ASANTE SAMUEL had INT last week…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 4,252 pass yards & needs 248 to record 2nd 4,500-yard season in team history (Stafford, 5,038 in 2011). In past 7 at home, has 2,419 pass yards (345.6 per game). When he has 105 rating, Lions are 10-0…RB MIKEL LESHOURE has 7 rush TDs in past 7. Has rush TD in 4 of past 5…WR CALVIN JOHNSON is 1st player in NFL history with 1,600 rec. yards in consecutive seasons. Has 100 rec. yards in 7 games in row, tied for longest streak in NFL history. In past 7, has 65 catches for 1,029 yards (147 per game) & 4 TDs. Has 100 rec. yards in both meetings vs. Atl. Since 2011, has NFL-best 3,348 rec. yards & 111.6 yards per game. Since 2008, has 50 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among NFL TEs with 211 rec…DE CLIFF AVRIL has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 5. Has sack in 4 of past 5. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 20 sacks (20.5) & 8 FFs (8) since 2011 (VON MILLER). Avril & DT NDAMUKONG SUH had sack in last meeting.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2012

OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-10) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-9)

SERIES

RAIDERS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 2-2

 

STREAKS

Series tied, 2-2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Allen: 0-0

Rivera: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 15-0 vs. Chiefs

W 31-7 at Chargers

LAST GAME

11/9/08: Panthers 17 at Raiders 6. Carolina QB Jake Delhomme connects with WR Muhsin Muhammad on TD pass. RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 140 yards, including 69-yard TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/7/04: Raiders 27, Panthers 24. Oakland RBs Tyrone Wheatley (2) & Amos Zereoue (1) combine for 3 TD runs. Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski makes game-winning 19-yard FG.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 139 (Oak.), 93 (Car.). XM: 226 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING

Palmer: 342-562-3,987 (3C)-22-14-85.0

Newton: 246-423-3,451-18-10-88.9

RUSHING

McFadden: 180-617-3.4-2

Newton (QB): 108-647-6.0-7

RECEIVING

Myers (TE): 72-743-10.3-4

S. Smith: 66-1,056-16.0-3

OFFENSE

360.7

355.0

TAKE/GIVE

-7

2

DEFENSE

370.8

335.6

SACKS

Shaughnessy: 3.5

Hardy: 11 (T3C)

INTs

4 tied: 2

Munnerlyn: 2

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.6

Nortman (R): 42.4

KICKING

Janikowski: 109 (22/22 PAT; 29/32 FG)

Gano: 28 (13/14 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS: QB CARSON PALMER (3,987) needs 13 pass yards to join RICH GANNON (4,689 in ’02) as only QBs in club history to reach 4,000 in season. Palmer is 2-0 as starter vs. Car…RB DARREN MC FADDEN is averaging 89.6 rush yards/game in past 5 vs. NFC (448 total). Posted 3rd 100-yard rush game of season last week. RB MIKE GOODSON spent 3 seasons with Panthers (2009-11). Had season-high 89 rush yards last week. RB MARCEL REECE has 478 rec. yards, most among AFC RBs…WR DENARIUS MOORE has career-best 6 TD catches. In past 3, rookie WR ROD STREATER is averaging 21.5 yards/catch (12 rec., 258 yards)…TE BRANDON MYERS leads AFC TEs with 72 rec…LB PHILIP WHEELER has team-best 104 tackles & career-high 3 sacks…DT DESMOND BRYANT aims for 3rd game in row with sack…PANTHERS: In past 5, QB CAM NEWTON has passed for 10 TDs, 0 INTs & 109.8 rating. Has 152 att. without INT, longest current streak in NFL. Has 293 rush yards & 3 TDs in those 5. Is only player with 30 pass (39) & 20 rush (21) TDs in 1st 2 NFL seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS rushed for 140 yards (7.4 avg.) & TD in last meeting. Had 45-yard rec. TD last week. RB MIKE TOLBERT rushed for 2 TDs vs. KC. WR STEVE SMITH has 18 catches for 286 yards (95.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3. Has 1,056 yards, his 7th 1,000-yard season. WR BRANDON LA FELL has 8 career rec. TDs & avg. 26.5 yards per TD (212 yards). TE GREG OLSEN has 4 TDs in past 6. Has 3 TDs in past 3 vs. AFC…CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Since 2010, DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 10.5 sacks in 11 games vs. AFC. Has 27.5 sacks in past 36. Has 10.5 sacks in past 11. Had sack in last meeting. DE GREG HARDY has 9 sacks in past 8. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY leads team with 139 tackles. Has 3 games with 15 tackles, most in NFL. Has 8 games with 10 tackles, tied for most. DE MARIO ADDISON had sack & FF last week.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-8) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (8-6)

SERIES

SAINTS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

 

15-9

STREAKS

6 of past 7

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Vitt: 0-0

Garrett: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 41-0 vs. Buccaneers

W 27-24 (OT) vs. Steelers

LAST GAME

11/25/10: Saints 30 at Cowboys 27. New Orleans RB Chris Ivory rushes for 2 1st-quarter TDs. QB Drew Brees connects with WR Lance Moore for TD as Saints earn 4th straight win.  

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/25/10

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 106 (NO), 92 (Dal.). XM: 225 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 356-574-4,335 (1L)-36 (1L)-18-93.1

Romo: 379-568-4,269 (3L)-22-16-90.2

RUSHING

Ingram: 125-510-4.1-4

Murray: 133-547-4.1-4

RECEIVING

J. Graham (TE): 69-779-11.3-8

Witten (TE): 97 (3C)-923-9.5-2

OFFENSE

397.9 (3L)

375.1

TAKE/GIVE

1

-9

DEFENSE

433.3

340.3

SACKS

Jordan: 8

Ware: 11.5 (T2C)

INTs

Greer, P. Robinson: 3

Carr: 3

PUNTING

Morstead: 50.3 (1C)

Moorman: 44.4

KICKING

Hartley: 93 (48/48 PAT; 15/18 FG)

Bailey: 113 (32/32 PAT; 27/29 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES had 307 yards & 4 TDs last week, his NFL-record 17th game with 300 yards & 4 TDs. In 12/10/06 game at Dal., completed 26 of 38 (68.4 pct.) for 384 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 140.8 rating. Has 7 career games with 5 TD passes…Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 146 catches & 13 rec. TDs. RB CHRIS IVORY had 2 rush TDs in last meeting…Since 2010, TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFC TEs with 27 TDs (incl. playoffs). WR MARQUES COLSTON has 8 TDs in past 11. Had 6 catches for 105 yards in last meeting. WR LANCE MOORE aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with TD. WR JOSEPH MORGAN avg. 41.2 yards per catch (9 catches, 371 yards, 3 TDs)…CB JABARI GREER had 2 INTs last week. DE WILL SMITH has 6 sacks in 4 meetings & aims for 5th in row with sack. Had sack, INT & FF in last game vs. Dal. Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 18.5 sacks, most by DB (incl. playoffs). DE CAMERON JORDAN leads team with career-high 8 sacks. Saints have 2 players with 100 tackles: LB CURTIS LOFTON (113) & Harper (108)…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO has 4,269 pass yards & has only 4 4,000-yard seasons in team history. Won last start vs. NO, completing 22 of 34 (64.7 pct.) for 312 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 104 rating…RB DE MARCO MURRAY aims for 4th in row with rush TD. When he has 18 att., Cowboys are 9-0. Has 992 rush yards (110.2 per game) in those 9. RB FELIX JONES is only active player in NFL with 60 yard rush TD, 70 yard rec. TD & 90 yard KR-TD. Had 113 scrimmage yards in last meeting…WR DEZ BRYANT has 37 catches for 584 yards (97.3 per game) & 8 TDs in past 6. Aims for 7th in row with TD. WR MILES AUSTIN aims for 3rd in row vs. NO with TD. Had 60-yard rush TD in last meeting. TE JASON WITTEN had TD last week. Has 89 catches (8.1 per game) since Oct. 1, 2nd most in NFL during span. Since 2007, has 541 catches, most by NFL TE. Had 10 catches for 99 yards in last game vs. NO…CB BRANDON CARR aims for 3rd in row with INT. LB DE MARCUS WARE has 37 sacks in past 33. Has 103 sacks since 2006, most in NFL. Has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 3 vs. NO. LB ANTHONY SPENCER has 6.5 sacks in past 5.

TENNESSEE TITANS (5-9) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-4)

SERIES

TITANS

PACKERS

SERIES LEADER

6-4

 

STREAKS

Past 3 & 4 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Munchak: 0-0

McCarthy: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 14-10 vs. Jets

W 21-13 at Bears

LAST GAME

11/2/08: Packers 16 at Titans 19 (OT). Tennessee RB Chris Johnson has 161 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 72 rec.) & K Rob Bironas converts 4 FGs, including 41-yarder in OT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/11/04: Titans 48, Packers 27. Tennessee RB Chris Brown rushes for 148 yards & 2 TDs. Titans WR Drew Bennett throws TD to WR Derrick Mason & defense forces 6 turnovers.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 149 (Ten.), 107 (GB). XM: 228 (GB). 

STATS

PASSING

Locker: 155-269-1,884-9-9-76.5

Rodgers: 316-474-3,588-32 (2L)-8-104.7 (1L)

RUSHING

C. Johnson: 244-1,159 (3C)-4.8-5

Green: 135-464-3.4-0

RECEIVING

Wright (R): 62-586-9.5-4

Cobb: 77-892-11.6-7

OFFENSE

329.2

349.0

TAKE/GIVE

-5

6

DEFENSE

368.9

340.3

SACKS

Ayers, Wimbley: 5

Matthews: 11 (T3C)

INTs

McCourty: 4

Hayward (R): 6

PUNTING

Kern: 47.5

Masthay: 43.7

KICKING

Bironas: 101 (29/29 PAT; 24/30 FG)

Crosby: 90 (39/39 PAT; 17/29 FG)

NOTES

TITANS: Aim for 4th win in row vs. GB…QB JAKE LOCKER passed for career-high 378 yards with 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 113 passer rating in last game vs. NFC. Posted 1st rush TD of season last week…RB CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 122 yards last week, incl. club-record 94-yard TD run. Registered 5th 100-yard rush game of season. Has 24 career 125 yard rushing games, 2nd-most in player’s 1st 5 seasons in NFL history (ERIC DICKERSON, 27). Has 6 career rush TDs of 80 yards, most in NFL history…WR KENNY BRITT had season-best in catches (8) & yards (143) last week. WR KENDALL WRIGHT leads NFL rookies with 62 rec. Surpassed ERNEST GIVINS for 2nd-most catches by rookie in Titans history (BILL GROMAN, 72 in ’60)…LB AKEEM AYERS leads team with 90 tackles. Rookie LB ZACH BROWN had career-high 2 sacks vs. NYJ…S MICHAEL GRIFFIN & CB JASON MC COURTY each posted 2 INTs last week… PACKERS: Clinched NFC North for 2nd consecutive season…QB AARON RODGERS has completed 174 of 272 (64 pct.) for 2,234 yards with 25 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 115.7 rating in past 8 vs. AFC (incl. SB). Packers are 26-0 when he starts & has 115 rating, incl. last week (116.8). Rodgers has won 24 of past 26 starts at home. In those 26 games, has 64 TDs, 17 INTs & 110 rating…RB RYAN GRANT rushed for 86 yards in last meeting…WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB had career-high 115 rec. yards last week & aims for 3rd in row with 100 . Has 964 KR yards & 892 rec. yards. Can become 1st player in NFL history with 1,000 KR yards & 1,000 rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with 100 rec. yards or TD. WR JAMES JONES leads NFL with career-high 12 rec. TDs. Had 3 TDs last week. WR JORDY NELSON has 6 rec. TDs in past 6 vs. AFC. WR GREG JENNINGS has 3 TDs in past 4 vs. AFC…CB TRAMON WILLIAMS has NFC-best 15 INTs since 2010 (incl. playoffs). LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 2 sacks last week. Has 10 sacks in 14 games vs. AFC. Has 7 sacks in his past 5 at home. CB CASEY HAYWARD leads rookies with 6 INTs. CB SAM SHIELDS has INT in 2 of past 3.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (8-6) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (12-2)

SERIES

VIKINGS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

2-0

 

STREAKS

2-0

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Frazier: 0-0   

Kubiak: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 36-22 at Rams

W 29-17 vs. Colts

LAST GAME

11/2/08: Texans 21 at Vikings 28. Minnesota QB Gus Frerotte throws 3 TD passes & RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 139 yards. Vikings defense forces 3 turnovers.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/10/04: Vikings 34, Texans 28 (OT). Minnesota QB Daunte Culpepper passes for 396 yards & 5 TDs, including game-winning 50-yard TD pass to WR Marcus Robinson. 

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (Min.), 112 (Hou.). XM: 231 (Hou.). 

STATS

PASSING

Ponder: 268-425-2,527-14-12-78.6

Schaub: 308-476-3,555-22-10-93.8

RUSHING

Peterson: 289-1,812 (1L)-6.3-11 (1C)

Foster: 325-1,313 (1C)-4.0-14 (1L)

RECEIVING

Rudolph (TE): 48-434-9.0-8

A. Johnson: 93 (3C)-1,360 (1C)-14.6-4

OFFENSE

328.3

386.8 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

-3

15 (2L)

DEFENSE

357.7

325.9

SACKS

Allen: 9

Watt: 19.5 (T1L)

INTs

Smith (R), Winfield: 3

Jackson: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Kluwe: 44.7

Do. Jones: 46.8

KICKING

Walsh (R): 117 (30/30 PAT; 29/32 FG)

S. Graham: 122 (2C) (44/44 PAT; 26/32 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER has 98.6 rating in past 4 starts vs. AFC. Has 70.1 comp. pct. (101 of 144), 1,154 pass yards (288.5 per game) & 7 TDs in those 4…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 100 rush yards in team-record 8 games in row. Has 1,313 rush yards (164.1 per game), most in any 8-game span in single season in NFL history. Has 1,812 rush yards & only 3 players in NFL history had more through team’s 1st 14 games (JIM BROWN, WALTER PAYTON, O.J. SIMPSON). Needs 188 rush yards over final 2 games (94 per game) to reach 2,000. Has 14 career 150 yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 8,564 rush yards & 75 rush TDs…TE KYLE RUDOLPH has rec. TD in 3 of past 5. WR MICHAEL JENKINS had 2 rec. TDs in only game vs. Hou. (9/30/07 with Atl.)…DE JARED ALLEN has 41 sacks in past 39. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 114 sacks. LB CHAD GREENWAY leads team with 140 tackles. Had sack in last game vs. Hou. Had sack last week. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 29-yard INT-TD last week. Rookie S HARRISON SMITH ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs...TEXANS: Have most wins in single-season in franchise history (12)…Since ’11, QB MATT SCHAUB has 19-5 record (.792), 2nd-best among NFL starting QBs (min. 10 starts). Has 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 105.6 passer rating at home this season…RB ARIAN FOSTER has NFL-best 14 rush TDs in ’12. Since ’10, Foster leads NFL in rush yards (4,153) & rush TDs (40)…WR ANDRE JOHNSON  had 11 catches for 151 yards last week & now has 9 career games with at least 10 rec. & 150 yards, tied with TIM BROWN for 2nd-most in NFL history. HOFer JERRY RICE has most in league annals with 10 such games. In past 5, Johnson is averaging 152.6 rec. yards per game (763 total). Johnson (799) needs 1 rec. to reach 800 career…DE J.J. WATT (19.5) needs 3.5 sacks to surpass MICHAEL STRAHAN (22.5 in ’01) for most sacks in season…Rookie LB WHITNEY MERCILUS is tied for 1st among AFC rookies with 6 sacks…LB BRYAN BRAMAN blocked punt for 8-yard TD return last week.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-4) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-12)

SERIES

PATRIOTS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

5-0

 

STREAKS

5-0

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 5-2

Mularkey: 0-4

LAST WEEK

L 41-34 vs. 49ers

L 24-3 at Dolphins

LAST GAME

12/27/09: Jaguars 7 at Patriots 35. New England WR Randy Moss catches 3 TDs & WR Wes Welker adds 13 receptions for 138 yards as Pats score 28 1st-half points.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/24/06: Patriots 24, Jaguars 21. New England RBs Corey Dillon & Laurence Maroney each rush for TD. Patriots QB Tom Brady completes 22-yard TD to TE David Thomas.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 123 (NE), 104 (Jax.). XM: 233 (Jax.). 

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 355-560-4,276 (1C)-30 (2C)-6-100.1 (2C)

Henne: 112-216-1,438-8-5-75.7

RUSHING

Ridley: 252-1,105-4.4-10 (3C)

Jones-Drew: 86-414-4.8-1

RECEIVING

Welker: 100 (1C)-1,172-11.7-4

Blackmon (R): 51-707-13.9-3

OFFENSE

432.4 (1L)

284.1

TAKE/GIVE

22 (1L)

1

DEFENSE

376.8

394.1

SACKS

Ninkovich: 8

Babin: 6.5

INTs

McCourty: 5 (T1C)

Cox, Posluszny: 3

PUNTING

Mesko: 43.4

Anger (R): 47.5

KICKING

Gostkowski: 138 (1L) (60/60 PAT; 26/32 FG)

Scobee: 81 (15/16 PAT; 22/24 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Club is 3-1 all-time at Jax., incl. SB XXXIX win vs. Phi…QB TOM BRADY posted 4th career game with 400 passing yards (443) last week. Has thrown TD pass in 46 straight games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady is 5th QB in NFL history to reach 30 TD passes 4 times in career. In 3 career games vs. Jax., Brady is 3-0 & has 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 118.4 passer rating…RB STEVAN RIDLEY (1,105) needs 95 rush yards to become 5th player in franchise history to reach 1,200 in season. RB DANNY WOODHEAD had career-best 2 rush TDs last week. WR WES WELKER (100) is 1st player in NFL history with 5 100-catch seasons. Had 13 catches for 138 yards in last game vs. Jax. WR BRANDON LLOYD had career-high 190 receiving yards last week…Since entering NFL in ’10, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has NFL-best 37 TD receptions. TE AARON HERNANDEZ had career-best 10 receptions last week. Has 8 catches in each of past 3 games (26 total). Attended Univ. of Fla…LB JEROD MAYO leads club w/ 137 tackles…DB DEVIN MC COURTY has INT in each of past 2…JAGUARS: QB CHAD HENNE passed for career-best 416 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 93.6 rating in last game vs. Pats. Has 300 passing yards in 3 of past 4 against NE…Since entering NFL in ’06, RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 76 total TDs (63 rush, 11 rec., 2 ret.), 2nd-most among active NFL players. Jones-Drew has totaled 194 rush yards on 37 att. (5.2 avg.) with 2 TDs in 2 career games vs. NE. RB MONTELL OWENS is averaging 5.5 rush yards per carry in past 2 (25 att., 138 yards)…Rookie WR JUSTIN BLACKMON ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 707 rec. yards. Ranks 2nd among rookies in rec. (51). WR CECIL SHORTS III (925) needs 75 rec. yards to become 1st Jaguars player to reach the 1,000-yard mark since ’05 (JIMMY SMITH, 1,023). In past 8 starts, Shorts III is averaging 90 rec. yards per game (720 total). Has 3 TD catches of 50 yards in ’12 (80, 67, 59), single-season club record & tied for most in NFL this season (A.J. GREEN)…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY has team-high 122 tackles.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (9-5) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-12)

SERIES

COLTS

CHIEFS

SERIES LEADER

10-8

 

STREAKS

7 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Arians: 0-0

Crennel: 0-2

LAST WEEK

L 29-17 at Texans

L 15-0 at Raiders

LAST GAME

10/9/11: Chiefs 28 at Colts 24. Kansas City QB Matt Cassel throws 4 TDs, 2 each to WRs Dwayne Bowe & Steve Breaston, as Chiefs overcome 17-point deficit.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/31/04: Chiefs 45, Colts 35. Kansas City QB Trent Green passes for 389 yards & 3 TDs. RB Priest Holmes rushes for 143 yards & 3 TDs & TE Tony Gonzalez has 125 rec. yards & 2 TDs.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 132 (Ind.), 113 (KC). XM: 232 (KC).

 

STATS

PASSING

Luck (R): 308-564-3,978-20-18-75.5

Quinn: 95-159-930-2-6-64.7

RUSHING

Ballard (R): 164-667-4.1-1

Charles: 249-1,230 (2C)-4.9-4

RECEIVING

Wayne: 97 (2C)-1,234 (2C)-12.7-4

McCluster: 48-417-8.7-1

OFFENSE

374.7

320.1

TAKE/GIVE

-17

-22

DEFENSE

366.4

352.0

SACKS

Mathis: 8

Houston: 10

INTs

Butler: 3

Flowers: 3

PUNTING

McAfee: 48.7 (3C)

Colquitt: 46.9

KICKING

Vinatieri: 103 (31/31 PAT; 24/31 FG)

Succop: 91 (16/16 PAT; 25/29 FG)

NOTES

COLTS: Can become 4th team in NFL history to win 10 or more games following season with 2 or fewer victories…QB ANDREW LUCK (3,978) needs 74 passing yards to surpass CAM NEWTON (4,051) for most by rookie in NFL history. Has 6 game-winning drives in 4th quarter or OT, most by rookie since at least 1970 merger. Luck’s 9 wins are most by rookie QB who was drafted No. 1 overall in SB era (since 1966)…Rookie RB VICK BALLARD posted career-best 105 rush yards last week. In past 2, Ballard is averaging 99.5 rush yards per game…WR REGGIE WAYNE (12,942) needs 58 receiving yards to become 14th player in NFL history with 13,000 career. Wayne (97) needs 3 rec. to reach 100 for 4th time in career & tie for 2nd most such seasons in NFL history. WR T.Y. HILTON leads NFL rookies in 100-yard receiving games (4) & TD catches (6)…Rookie TE DWAYNE ALLEN posted 3rd TD catch of career last week…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 105.5 career sacks, 5th-most among active players…LB ROBERT MATHIS has 8 sacks in 10 games in 2012…CHIEFS: QB BRADY QUINN completed 19 of 23 passes (82.6 pct.) for 201 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 132.1 rating in last game at home. Quinn has won 3 of his past 5 starts in December. Club averages 139.3 rush yards per game, 3rd-best in AFC…RB JAMAAL CHARLES is averaging 91.4 rush yards per game at home in ’12. Totaled 101 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 14 receiving) in only career meeting vs. Ind. RB PEYTON HILLIS totaled 117 scrimmage yards (94 rush, 23 receiving) in last game vs. Colts (with Browns on 9/18/11)…WR DEXTER MC CLUSTER had career-best 7 receptions last week…LB TAMBA HALI (61.5) has 3rd-most sacks in Chiefs annals (HOFer DERRICK THOMAS, 126.5; NEIL SMITH, 85.5). Hali has 2 sacks in 3 career games against Colts. Hali (8) & LB JUSTIN HOUSTON (10) aim to become 1st Chiefs duo since Neil Smith (11.5) & Derrick Thomas (11) in 1994 to each register double-digit sacks. Houston has 5 sacks in 7 career games in December…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 112 tackles in 2012.

BUFFALO BILLS (5-9) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (6-8)

SERIES

BILLS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

 

55-37-1

STREAKS

 

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Gailey: 3-3

Philbin: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 50-17 vs. Seahawks (Toronto)

W 24-3 vs. Jaguars

LAST GAME

11/15/12: Dolphins 14 at Bills 19. Buffalo RB C.J. Spiller posts 130 scrimmage yards & CB Leodis McKelvin has 79-yard PR-TD. Bills defense limits Miami to 184 total yards.          

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/20/11: Dolphins 35, Bills 8. Miami scores 28 1st-half points as QB Matt Moore has 3 TD passes & RB Reggie Bush rushes for TD in divisional win.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Don Criqui, Randy Cross. SIRIUS: 117 (Buf.), 136 (Mia.). XM: 235 (Mia.). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 274-444-2,935-22-15-83.5

Tannehill (R): 249-424-2,929-10-12-75.9

RUSHING

Spiller: 161-1,047-6.5-6

Bush: 200-895-4.5-5

RECEIVING

St. Johnson: 69-891-12.9-6

Hartline: 67-1,002-15.0-1

OFFENSE

340.8

316.2

TAKE/GIVE

-10

-12

DEFENSE

369.5

348.9

SACKS

M. Williams: 10.5

Wake: 14 (3C)

INTs

Byrd: 5 (T1C)

R. Jones: 3

PUNTING

Powell (R): 44.5

Fields: 50.6 (1L)

KICKING

Lindell: 94 (34/34 PAT; 20/21 FG)

Carpenter: 92 (26/26 PAT; 22/27 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (78) surpassed JACK KEMP (77) last week for 3rd-most TD passes in Bills history. Fitzpatrick (2,935) needs 65 pass yards to reach 3,000 for 3rd season in row. Needs 3 TD passes to surpass career-best of 24 in ’11…RB C.J. SPILLER (1,047) has reached 1,000 rush yards for 1st time in career. Averages NFL-best among RBs with 6.5 yards per carry. In past 2 vs. Mia., Spiller is averaging 148.5 scrimmage yards per game (182 rush, 115 receiving)…WR STEVE JOHNSON (891) needs 109 rec. yards to reach 1,000 for season & become 1st Bill with 1,000 rec. yards in 3 consecutive seasons. Posted season-best in receptions (8) & receiving yards (115) last week…TE SCOTT CHANDLER (42) needs 8 receptions to become 3rd Bills TE to reach 50 in season. Has 6 TD receptions in 2012, tying his career high (2011)...DE MARIO WILLIAMS (10.5) is 1st Bill since 2009 to register 10 sacks in season. Needs 4 sacks to surpass career-best of 14 in ’07. Has 5.5 sacks in 6 career games vs. Mia…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN had 79-yard PR-TD in last game vs. Mia. McKelvin has NFL-best 18.7 PR avg…DOLPHINS: Club has won 3 of past 4 at home vs. Bills…QB RYAN TANNEHILL had career-best 123.2 passer rating with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs last week. Tannehill (2,929) has most passing yards by rookie in Dolphins history. Team is 5-1 when Tannehill has 90 rating…RB REGGIE BUSH is averaging 121.3 scrimmage yards per game in December in past 2 seasons (849 in 7 games). Posted 2nd 100-yard rush game of season last week. Bush (895) needs 105 rush yards to reach 1,000 in consecutive seasons. Rushed for career-best 203 yards vs. Bills on 12/18/11…WR BRIAN HARTLINE (1,002) has reached 1,000 receiving yards for 1st time in career…Since ’08, TE ANTHONY FASANO has team-high 23 TD receptions…DE CAMERON WAKE (14) needs half sack to surpass single-season career-best (14 in ’10). Wake (42) has most sacks by Dolphin in 1st 4 seasons of career…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 111 tackles…DE JARED ODRICK has 3 sacks in past 4 games.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-9) AT NEW YORK JETS (6-8)

SERIES

CHARGERS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

19-12-1

 

STREAKS

 

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Turner: 3-3

Ryan: 2-0

LAST WEEK

L 31-7 vs. Panthers

L 14-10 at Titans

LAST GAME

10/23/11: Chargers 21 at Jets 27. New York overcomes 11-point deficit with QB Mark Sanchez’s 3 TD passes to WR Plaxico Burress. RB Shonn Greene adds 112 rushing yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/23/11

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 128 (SD), 94 (NYJ). XM: 227 (NYJ). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Rivers: 314-488-3,290-22-15-86.0

McElroy: 5-7-29-1-0-118.5

RUSHING

Battle: 57-225-3.9-3

Greene: 243-951-3.9-6

RECEIVING

Floyd: 56-814-14.5-5

Kerley: 53-739-13.9-2

OFFENSE

308.8

302.1

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-11

DEFENSE

338.1

329.8

SACKS

Phillips: 7

Coples (R), Wilkerson: 4

INTs

Weddle: 3

Cromartie: 3

PUNTING

Scifres: 48.7 (3L)

Malone: 46.1

KICKING

Novak: 72 (27/27 PAT; 15/17 FG)

Folk: 79 (28/28 PAT; 17/22 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: Have won 2 of past 3 vs. Jets…QB PHILIP RIVERS is 1-1 as starter vs. NYJ with 4 TDs & 86.1 passer rating. In past 2 games, Rivers has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 92 passer rating. For career, Rivers is 24-5 (.828) as starter in Dec. w/ 52 TDs vs. 16 INTs & 98.5 rating. Since ’08, Rivers (20,887) has 2nd-most passing yards in NFL (DREW BREES, 23,888)…RB RONNIE BROWN has career-high 46 receptions in ’12…TE ANTONIO GATES (479) needs 21 receiving yards to reach 500 for 9th consecutive season. Gates (81) tied HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in team history last week. Has 2 TDs in past 2 vs. NYJ. WR MALCOM FLOYD (814) needs 43 receiving yards to surpass career-best of 856 in ’11. Has career-best 56 receptions in ’12. WR DANARIO ALEXANDER is averaging 106 receiving yards per game in past 3 on road with 5 TD receptions…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 82 tackles. Since ’11, Weddle (10) is tied for most INTs in NFL. LB SHAUN PHILLIPS has totaled 4 sacks in 2 career games at NYJ…DE COREY LIUGET has career-best 5 sacks in ’12…JETS: Have won 2 of past 3 overall…QB GREG MC ELROY completed 5 of 7 passes for 29 yards & game-winning 1-yard TD pass vs. Cardinals in Week 13. McElroy will make 1st career NFL start…In 2 career games vs. SD (incl. postseason), RB SHONN GREENE has totaled 240 rush yards on 43 att. (5.6 avg.) with TD. Greene (951) needs 49 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd consecutive season (1,054 in ’11). For career, Greene averages 101 rush yards per game with 20 att. Club is 6-0 when Greene has 100 rush yards. RB BILAL POWELL has 4 rush TDs in past 5…WR JEREMY KERLEY has career-best in rec. (53) & rec. yards (739) in ’12. With Jets, WR BRAYLON EDWARDS averages 16.4 yards per catch…TE JEFF CUMBERLAND has 2 TD rec. in past 3…DE MIKE  DE VITO had team-high 8 tackles last week…LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 108 tackles in ’12…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE was selected in 1st round by Chargers in ’06 NFL Draft & spent 4 seasons in SD (2006-09)…Rookie DE QUINTON COPLES aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has career-best 4 sacks.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (8-6) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-10)

SERIES

REDSKINS

EAGLES

SERIES LEADER

79-70-5

 

STREAKS

 

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Shanahan: 4-5

Reid: 17-10

LAST WEEK

W 38-21 at Browns

L 34-13 vs. Bengals

LAST GAME

11/18/12: Eagles 6 at Redskins 31. Rookie QB Robert Griffin III completes 14 of 15 (93.3 pct.) for 200 yards with 4 TDs & 0 INTs for 158.3 passer rating & rushes for 84 yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/1/12: Eagles 34, Redskins 10. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick passes for 335 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 in 4th quarter (62, 4). Eagles RB Dion Lewis adds TD run.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Was.), 91 (Phi.). XM: 229 (Phi.). 

STATS

PASSING

Griffin III (R): 233-351-2,902-18-4-104.2 (2L) OR

Cousins (R): 33-48-466-4-3-101.6

Foles (R): 129-217-1,356-5-4-77.7

RUSHING

Morris (R): 280-1,322 (3L)-4.7-9 (T3C)

McCoy: 177-750-4.2-2

RECEIVING

Morgan: 46-489-10.6-1

Maclin: 57-719-12.6-5

OFFENSE

389.8 (3C)

352.8

TAKE/GIVE

13 (T2C)

-22

DEFENSE

381.1

341.5

SACKS

Kerrigan: 6.5

Cox (R), Graham: 5.5

INTs

Fletcher, Hall: 4

Rodgers-Cromartie: 3

PUNTING

Rocca: 44.1

McBriar: 47.2 (3C)

KICKING

Forbath: 71 (26/27 PAT; 15/15 FG)

Henery: 97 (22/23 PAT; 25/28 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: Rookie QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III completed 14 of 15 (93.3 pct.) for 200 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating in last meeting, earning NFC Off. Player of Week. Is only rookie in NFL history with 158.3 rating in game. Has 748 rush yards, most by rookie QB in NFL history. Is 1st QB ever with 4 TD passes of 60 yards & rush TD of 60 yards in season. Rookie QB KIRK COUSINS posted 1st win last week with 329 yards & 104.4 rating…RB ALFRED MORRIS leads NFL rookies with 1,322 rush yards. Has rushed for 453 yards (113.3 per game) & 4 TDs in past 4. Has 75 rush yards in 12 of 14 games (6 100s). In 7 road games, has 677 rush yards (96.7 per game) & 6 TDs…WR LEONARD HANKERSON had career-high 2 TDs last week. WR PIERRE GARCON has TD in 3 of past 4. WR SANTANA MOSS has 5 TDs in past 8. Had 61-yard TD in last meeting…LB LONDON FLETCHER has INT in 3 of past 4. CB DE ANGELO HALL has INT in 2 of past 3 vs. Phi. Since 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only NFL player with 10 sacks (14) & 2 INT-TDs (2)…EAGLES: QB NICK FOLES has 1,356 pass yards & needs 153 to pass JOHN REAVES (1,508 in 1972) for most by rookie in team history…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 17 TDs (13 rush, 4 rec.) in his past 15 at home. RB BRYCE BROWN leads NFL rookies with 2 150 yard rush games…WR JEREMY MACLIN has 13 catches for 177 yards (88.5 per game) & TD in past 2. Has 246 receptions, most by Eagle in 1st 4 seasons. Had 8 catches for 105 yards in last home game vs. Was. WR RILEY COOPER had TD catch last week. Rookie WR-PR DAMARIS JOHNSON has 277 PR yards, 2nd most by Phi. rookie (DE SEAN JACKSON, 440, 2008)…DT FLETCHER COX leads rookie DTs with 5.5 sacks. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. DE BRANDON GRAHAM had 2.5 sacks & FF last week. DE TRENT COLE has 5 sacks in past 7 meetings. LB DE MECO RYANS leads team with 107 tackles. Made 100th career start last week.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (8-6) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-7)

SERIES

BENGALS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

 

52-32

STREAKS

 

13 of past 17

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 5-15

Tomlin: 9-2

LAST WEEK

W 34-13 at Eagles

L 27-24 (OT) at Cowboys

LAST GAME

10/21/12: Steelers 24 at Bengals 17. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger completes 9-yard TD pass to TE Heath Miller. Steelers rookie RB Chris Rainey scores 1st career TD (11-yard run).

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/4/11: Steelers 35, Bengals 7. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall has 2 TD runs (3, 5) & WR Mike Wallace has 2 TD catches (12, 19). WR Antonio Brown adds 60-yard PR-TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 135 (Cin.), 86 (Pit.). XM: 234 (Pit.). 

STATS

PASSING

Dalton: 295-472-3,313-26 (3C)-14-89.4

Roethlisberger: 255-398-2,911-22-6-98.1 (3C)

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 263-1,080-4.1-6

Dwyer: 131-532-4.1-2

RECEIVING

Green: 85-1,208-14.2-11 (1C)

Miller (TE): 68-771-11.3-8

OFFENSE

347.6

345.1

TAKE/GIVE

3

-14

DEFENSE

320.4 (3C)

273.3 (1L)

SACKS

Atkins: 10.5

Worilds: 5

INTs

Crocker: 3

Timmons: 3

PUNTING

Huber: 45.9

Butler (R): 43.8

KICKING

Nugent: 92 (35/35 PAT; 19/23 FG)

Suisham: 108 (30/30 PAT; 26/27 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Have won 5 of past 6. Aim for 4th consecutive road win (5-2 on road in ’12)…QB ANDY DALTON (3,313) needs 86 pass yards to surpass rookie total (3,398). Dalton is 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 20 TD passes in each of 1st 2 seasons (PEYTON MANNING, HOFer DAN MARINO). Needs 4 TD passes to become 2nd Bengal to register 30 in single season (CARSON PALMER, 32 in ’05)…In past 5, RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS is averaging 108.6 rush yards/game. Posted 4th 100-yard rush game of season last week. Has career-high 1,080 rush yards & reached 1,000 rush yards for 2nd time in career…WR A.J. GREEN (1,208) needs 233 receiving yards to surpass CHAD JOHNSON (1,440, ’07) for single-season club record. Since ’11, has 18 TD rec., most among AFC WRs…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has career-best in rec. (61) & rec. yards (699) in ’12…Club leads NFL with 43 sacks…DT GENO ATKINS (10.5) is tied for 2nd-most sacks by Bengal in season since 1982 (EDDIE EDWARDS, 13 in 1983). Since ’10, leads NFL DTs with 21 sacks…STEELERS: Have won past 3 at home vs. Cin. in Dec…For career against Bengals, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 13-4 (.765). Registered 23rd 300-yard passing game of career last week. Has 29,490 pass yards, most in Steelers annals. RB JONATHAN DWYER rushed for career-best 122 yards in last game vs. Cin. Posted 2nd rush career TD last week…In past 2, WR MIKE WALLACE is averaging 103.5 receiving yards per game (207 total)…WR ANTONIO BROWN aims for 3rd straight game with TD reception…TE HEATH MILLER (405) joined HINES WARD & HOFer JOHN STALLWORTH last week as only Steelers to reach 400 career rec. Has career-best 8 TD rec. Miller (68) has 2nd-most rec. among AFC TEs in 2012…Defense allows NFL-low 273.3 yards per game…LB JAMES HARRISON has 8 sacks in past 9 vs. Cin. LB LARRY FOOTE leads team with 97 tackles. LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 8 sacks, 2 INTs, INT-return TD, 2 FF, 1 FR in 10 career games vs. Cin…S TROY POLAMALU has 4 career INTs vs. Bengals.

ST. LOUIS RAMS (6-7-1) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-8)

SERIES

RAMS

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

9-8

 

STREAKS

 

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fisher: 4-1

Schiano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 36-22 vs. Vikings

L 41-0 at Saints

LAST GAME

10/24/10: Rams 17 at Buccaneers 18. Tampa Bay K Connor Barth kicks 4 FGs (35, 39, 53, 38) & QB Josh Freeman connects with RB Carnell Williams for TD in comeback win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/24/10

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (StL.), 148 (TB). XM: 230 (TB). 

STATS

PASSING

Bradford: 290-482-3,254-18-11-83.3

Freeman: 257-469-3,471-25-12-85.7

RUSHING

Jackson: 227-909-4.0-3

Martin (R): 273-1,250-4.6-10 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Amendola: 57-634-11.1-3

Jackson: 62-1,226 (3C)-19.8-8

OFFENSE

332.0

358.9

TAKE/GIVE

-3

7

DEFENSE

335.1

393.9

SACKS

Quinn: 9.5

Bennett: 9

INTs

Fennigan, Jenkins (R): 3 

Barber: 4

PUNTING

Hekker (R): 45.4

Koenen: 45.2

KICKING

Zuerlein (R): 84 (21/21 PAT; 21/28 FG)

Barth: 106 (37/37 PAT; 23/28 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD passed for career-high 377 yards last week & tied career-best with 3 TDs. Has 3,254 yards, his 2nd career 3,000-yard season…RB STEVEN JACKSON reached 10,000 career rush yards last week & is 15th player to rush for 10,000 yards with 1 team. Aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with 100 rush yards. Has 225 rush yards (112.5 per game) & 278 scrimmage yards (139 per game) in past 2 meetings. Since 2006, has NFL-best 11,057 scrimmage yards…WR BRANDON GIBSON has 12 catches for 176 yards (88 per game) & TD in past 2. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had TD catch in last meeting. Had TD last week. Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS has 3 career TDs & avg. 46 yards per TD…Rookie CB JANORIS JENKINS has 3 TDs in past 4 (2 INTs-TDs & FR-TD). Ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. DE ROBERT QUINN has 9.5 sacks in past 14. DE CHRIS LONG has 7.5 sacks in past 12. Had sack & FF in last meeting. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only NFC player with 8.5 sacks & 6 INTs since 2009. Rookie DT MICHAEL BROCKERS has 4 sacks, 2nd most by rookie DT...BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH FREEMAN has 3,000 yards (3,471) for 3rd consecutive season joining BRAD JOHNSON (2001-03) as only Bucs to do so. In last meeting, threw GW TD pass with 0:10 remaining in game…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN is 3rd in NFL with 1,647 scrimmage yards (1,250 rush, 397 rec.). Set team rookie record for scrimmage yards. Needs 353 scrimmage yards in final 2 games (176.5 per game) to join HOFer ERIC DICKERSON & EDGERRIN JAMES as only rookies with 2,000. Ties for 2nd in NFC with 10 rush TDs. Has 567 scrimmage yards (113.4 per game) in past 5 at home…WR VINCENT JACKSON has 80 rec. yards in 4 of past 5.  Since 2008, his 18.4 yards per catch avg. (263 rec., 4,845 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). WR MIKE WILLIAMS has TD in 2 of past 3…S RONDE BARBER is only player in NFL annals with 25 sacks (28) & 40 INTs (47). Rookie LB LAVONTE DAVID leads team with 124 tackles. DT GERALD MC COY has career-high 5 sacks. Had 4 sacks in previous 2 seasons. DE MICHAEL BENNETT leads team with career-high 9 sacks. Had 6 sacks in previous 3 seasons.

CLEVELAND BROWNS (5-9) AT DENVER BRONCOS (11-3)

SERIES

BROWNS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

 

18-5

STREAKS

 

Past 9

COACHES VS. OPP.

Shurmur: 0-0

Fox: 2-1

LAST WEEK

L 38-21 vs. Redskins

W 34-17 at Ravens

LAST GAME

9/20/09: Browns 6 at Broncos 27. Denver RB Correll Buckhalter rushes for 45-yard TD & RB Peyton Hillis adds TD run. Broncos defense forces 3 turnovers.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/20/09

BROADCAST

CBS (2:05 PM MT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. Dial Global Radio: Sam Rosen, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 91 (Cle.), 93 (Den.). XM: 236 (Den.). 

STATS

PASSING

Weeden (R): 285-498-3,281-14-17-72.4

Manning: 347-511-4,016 (2C)-31 (1C)-10-103.5 (1C)

RUSHING

Richardson (R): 258-897-3.5-11 (T2L)

Moreno: 102-406-4.0-3

RECEIVING

Richardson (R) (RB): 48-352-7.3-1

D. Thomas: 78-1,210 (3C)-15.5-8

OFFENSE

319.6

387.2 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

7

0

DEFENSE

368.0

307.1 (2C)

SACKS

Parker: 6

Miller: 16 (3L)

INTs

S. Brown, Haden: 3

Harris, Woodyard: 3

PUNTING

Hodges: 42.0

Colquitt: 46.2

KICKING

Dawson: 106 (28/28 PAT; 26/27 FG)

Prater: 115 (3C) (46/46 PAT; 23/29 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: QB BRANDON WEEDEN (5) has most wins ever by Browns rookie QB. Weeden (3,281) has most pass yards by rookie in club history & has 2nd-most among NFL rookies in ’12 (ANDREW LUCK, 3,978). Has 9 TDs & 87.7 rating on road…RB TRENT RICHARDSON (11) had 2 rush TDs last week & surpassed HOFer JIM BROWN (9 in 1957) for most rush TDs by Browns rookie. Has 3 games with 100 rush yards, tied for most ever by Browns rookie. Leads AFC rookies with 897 rush yards & needs 46 to surpass Brown (942) for most rush yards by Browns rookie. Aims for 5th consecutive game with rush TD…WR JOSH GORDON leads NFL rookies in rec. yards (759). Rookie WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN had career-long 69-yard TD catch last week…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-high 106 tackles…S T.J. WARD posted 1st INT of season last week…DE JABAAL SHEARD aims for 3rd straight with sack…K PHIL DAWSON has made 26 of 27 FGs in 2012, tied for 2nd-best pct. in NFL…BRONCOS: Captured AFC West title for 2nd consecutive season. Have won 9 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL…At home in ’12, QB PEYTON MANNING has 16 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 109 passer rating. Manning (4,016) is 1st player in NFL history with 12 4,000-yard seasons & is the 5th player in NFL history to pass for 4,000 yards with 2 different teams. Manning has 5-0 career record vs. Browns. Manning (31) has most TD passes in single season by Broncos QB…RB KNOWSHON MORENO is averaging 121.8 scrimmage yards per game in past 4. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100 rush yards…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 5 TD rec. in 6 home games in 2012. WR ERIC DECKER (923) & Thomas (1,210) can become 1st Bronco duo with 1,000 rec. yards each since ’04 (ROD SMITH & ASHLEY LELIE). Decker has 16 catches for 221 yards with TD in past 2…DE ELVIS DUMERVIL (9) needs sack to reach 10 for 3rd time in career. Had career-best 4 sacks vs. Browns on 9/20/09. LB VON MILLER has 6 sacks in 6 home games in ’12. Miller (16) needs 1.5 sacks to set single-season club record (Dumervil, 17 in ’09)…CB CHRIS HARRIS had 98-yard INT-return TD last week, longest INT-return TD in Broncos history.

CHICAGO BEARS (8-6) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-9)

SERIES

BEARS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

55-27-6

 

STREAKS

5 of past 7

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 1-1

Whisenhunt: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 21-13 vs. Packers

W 38-10 vs. Lions

LAST GAME

11/8/09: Cardinals 41 at Bears 21. Arizona QB Kurt Warner passes for 5 TDs, including 4 in 1st half. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has 123 receiving yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/16/06: Bears 24, Cardinals 23. Chicago scores 3 TDs in 2nd-half – 2 on fumble returns – capped by 83-yard PR-TD by Devin Hester, overcoming 20-point deficit.

BROADCAST

FOX (2:25 PM MST): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 123 (Chi.), 94 (Arz.). XM: 227 (Arz.). 

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 225-377-2,630-17-14-80.4

Lindley (R): 72-141-611-0-6-45.0

RUSHING

Forté: 212-903-4.3-3

Stephens-Howling: 99-338-3.4-4

RECEIVING

Marshall: 107(1L)-1,398 (2L)-13.1-10 (T3L)

Fitzgerald: 61-674-11.0-4

OFFENSE

305.9

264.2

TAKE/GIVE

14 (1C)

3

DEFENSE

319.6 (3C)

335.8

SACKS

Peppers: 8.5

Washington: 9

INTs

Jennings: 8 (1L)

Peterson: 7 (T2L)

PUNTING

Podlesh: 41.6

Zastudil: 46.4

KICKING

Mare: 7 (1/1 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Feely: 86 (23/23 PAT; 21/24 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: In 2 starts vs. Arz., QB JAY CUTLER has 630 yards (315 per game), 5 TDs , 2 INTs & 99.8 rating. Had 101.7 rating in only start at Arz. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100 rating, his teams are 26-1…RB MATT FORTÉ had 107 scrimmage yards on 11 touches (9.7 per touch) in only meeting. Has 1,000 scrimmage yards in all 5 NFL seasons…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has team-record 107 catches. Has 91 catches for 1,184 yards (107.6 per game) & 9 TDs in past 11. WR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 83-yard PR-TD in last game at Arz…Defense has 7 INT-TDs, tied for 3rd most in season in NFL history. CB CHARLES TILLMAN leads NFL with 10 FFs & ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Had 40-yard FR-TD in last game at Arz. LB LANCE BRIGGS also ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Since entering NFL in 2003, Tillman has 38 FFs, most by DB. Is only player with 30 INTs (32) & 30 FFs in that span. CB TIM JENNINGS leads NFL with 8 INTs. DE JULIUS PEPPERS had INT-TD & sack in last meeting. Has 5.5 sacks in past 6 vs. Arz…CARDINALS: QB RYAN LINDLEY recorded 1st career win last week…RB BEANIE WELLS tied career-high with 3 rush TDs last week…WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 9 catches for 123 yards & 2 TDs in only game vs. Chi. Incl. playoffs, has 7 games with 100 yards & 2 TDs. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 7,859 yards & 62 rec. TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has career-highs in catches (56), yards (697) & TDs (5). TE ROB HOUSLER has team-best 21 catches in past 4…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has 10 sacks in past 15. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CLAY MATTHEWS) with 14 sacks, 3 INTs & 2 FFs since 2011. Leads team with 115 tackles. CB GREG TOLER had 102-yard INT-TD last week, longest in team history. CB PATRICK PETERSON aims for 5th in row with INT. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 7 INTs. S RASHAD JOHNSON had 53-yard INT-TD last week. S KERRY RHODES has 3 INTs & FF in past 5. S ADRIAN WILSON had sack last week & is 6th in NFL history with 25 sacks (25.5) & 25 INTs (27). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 10 sacks in his past 14 in Dec.

NEW YORK GIANTS (8-6) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-5)

SERIES

GIANTS

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

 

2-1

STREAKS

 

2-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 9-6

Harbaugh: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 34-0 at Falcons

L 34-17 vs. Broncos

LAST GAME

11/16/08: Ravens 10 at Giants 30. New York RB Brandon Jacobs has 2 1st-quarter TD runs & CB Aaron Ross adds 50-yard INT-TD. Giants win 5th consecutive game & improve to 9-1.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/12/04: Ravens 37, Giants 14. Baltimore QB Kyle Boller throws 4 TD passes (2 to WR Clarence Moore & 2 to TE Todd Heap) as Ravens defense limits New York to 196 total yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 86 (NYG), 92 (Bal.). XM: 225 (Bal.). 

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 294-487-3,590-20-15-84.0

Flacco: 288-487-3,474-20-10-86.2

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 196-869-4.4-5

Rice: 230-1,031-4.5-9

RECEIVING

Cruz: 79-1,019-12.9-9 (T3C)

Boldin: 58-828-14.3-4

OFFENSE

364.6

339.6

TAKE/GIVE

13 (T2C)

10 (3C)

DEFENSE

377.4

374.3

SACKS

Pierre-Paul: 6.5

Kruger: 8

INTs

S. Brown: 7 (T2L)

E. Reed, Ca. Williams: 4 (T3C)

PUNTING

Weatherford: 46.7

Koch: 47.8

KICKING

Tynes: 137 (1C) (38/38 PAT; 33/39 FG)

Tucker (R): 112 (37/37 PAT; 25/27 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: Clinch playoff berth with 2 wins…QB ELI MANNING has 3,590 pass yards & needs 410 to reach 4,000 for 4th consecutive season. Incl. SB, has won 8 of past 10 starts vs. AFC…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 in Dec/Jan. Rushed 9 times for 96 yards (10.7 avg.) in only meeting. Rookie RB-KR DAVID WILSON is 2nd in NFC with 27.2 KR avg…WR VICTOR CRUZ has 79 catches for 1,019 yards & 9 TDs. Needs 1 catch to record 2nd consecutive season with 80 catches, 1,000 yards & 9 TDs. No other Giant has ever had 1 such season. WR HAKEEM NICKS has 3,726 career rec. yards & needs 274 to reach 4,000. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has TD in 2 of past 3… DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 8 sacks in past 8 vs. AFC. Has 27.5 career sacks & needs 2.5 to reach 30. S STEVIE BROWN leads NFL with 259 INT yards, most by Giant all-time. Ties for 2nd in NFL with career-high 7 INTs. DE JUSTIN TUCK has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. AFC (incl. SB). LB MATHIAS KIWANUKA had sack in last meeting…RAVENS: Aim for 3rd season in row with 10 wins. Ravens have won 12 consecutive home games vs. NFC…For career, QB JOE FLACCO is 9-0 at home vs. NFC & has 14 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 99.6 passer rating. Flacco became 1st Raven to reach 100 career TD passes last week…For career, RB RAY RICE averages 5.1 yards per carry vs. NFC (258 att., 1,313 yards). Rice (1,458) needs 42 scrimmage yards to reach 1,500 for 4th consecutive season…WR TORREY SMITH (94) needs 6 catches to register 100 career. Smith (767) needs 75 receiving yards to surpass total (841) as rookie last season…TE DENNIS PITTA had career-best in receiving yards (125) & TD catches (2) last week. Pitta (7) needs TD reception to set single-season club record among TEs (TODD HEAP, 7 in 2005)…LB PAUL KRUGER has career-high 8 sacks in 2012. LB TERRELL SUGGS has 9 sacks in past 8 vs. NFC opponents. S ED REED (61) needs INT to tie HOFer DICK           LE BEAU & DAVE BROWN for 8th most in NFL history…KR-WR JACOBY JONES has NFL-best 32.5 KR avg. in 2012.

SUNDAY NIGHT

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (10-3-1) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (9-5)

SERIES

49ERS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

14-13

 

STREAKS

Past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 3-0

Carroll: 2-4

LAST WEEK

W 41-34 at Patriots

W 50-17 at Buffalo in Toronto

LAST GAME

10/18/12: Seahawks 6 at 49ers 13. San Francisco QB Alex Smith tosses game’s lone TD to TE Delanie Walker. 49ers RB Frank Gore has 182 scrimmage yards (131 rush, 51 receiving).

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/24/11: 49ers 19, Seahawks 17. San Francisco K David Akers converts 4 FGs, including game-winning 39-yarder with 2:57 remaining, as 49ers move to 12-3.

BROADCAST

NBC (5:20 PM PT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (SF), 93 (Sea.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (SF), 226 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING

Kaepernick: 101-154-1,289-7-2-101.4

Wilson (R): 222-353-2,697-21-9-95.5

RUSHING

Gore: 232-1,118-4.8-7

Lynch: 271-1,379 (2L)-5.1-10 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Crabtree: 73-868-11.9-7

Rice: 49-734-15.0-7

OFFENSE

361.7

350.1

TAKE/GIVE

8

11 (3C)

DEFENSE

293.0 (1C)

303.9 (3L)

SACKS

Ald. Smith: 19.5 (T1L)

Clemons: 11.5 (T2C)

INTs

Goldson: 3

Sherman: 6

PUNTING

Lee: 48.1 (2C)

Ryan: 46.4

KICKING

Akers: 115 (40/40 PAT; 25/35 FG)

Hauschka: 104 (38/40 PAT; 22/25 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is 4-1 as starter with 104.4 rating. Had career-high 4 TD passes last week…RB FRANK GORE has 2 highest single-game rush totals in 49ers history (212 & 207 yards) & both have come vs. Sea. Rushed for 131 yards in Week 7 (182 scrimmage yards)…WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 90 yards or TD in 6 of past 7. Had 7 catches for 107 yards & 2 TDs last week. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS leads NFC TEs with 35 TDs…49ers have allowed NFL low 218 points. Team ranks 2nd in NFL in total defense (293 yards per game). Defense is holding opposing QBs to 75.9 rating. LB ALDON SMITH has 33.5 career sacks, most by player in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Ties for NFL lead with team-record 19.5 sacks. Has 15 sacks in past 8. LB NA VORRO BOWMAN leads team with 124 tackles. LB PATRICK WILLIS is 2nd with 110…SEAHAWKS: Are 1st team since 1950 to score 50 points in consecutive games…Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON has completed 76 of 124 (61.3 pct.) for 1,083 yards with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 118.4 rating at home. Is 6-0 at home, 1st rookie since merger to start & win team’s 1st 6 games at home. Last week, became 1st in NFL history with 3 rush & 1 pass TD in 1st half…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with 100 rush yards. Has 100 rush yards in 6 of past 8. In past 8, has 830 yards (103.8 per game) & 8 TDs. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 2,320 rush yards...WR GOLDEN TATE has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 pass) in past 6. WR SIDNEY RICE has 6 TDs in past 9…Defense has 6 INTs in past 2, incl. 2 INT-TDs: CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 19-yard TD in Week 14 & S EARL THOMAS had 57-yard TD last week. DE CHRIS CLEMONS had 2.5 sacks last week. Has 17.5 sacks in past 21. Rookie LB BOBBY WAGNER leads team with 120 tackles. DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFL rookies with 8 sacks.

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