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NFL GAME CAPSULES

Posted Sep 25, 2013

NFL GAME CAPSULES



WEEK 4 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-2) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (1-2)

SERIES

49ERS

RAMS

SERIES LEADER

 

62-61-3

STREAKS

7-2-1 record over past 10

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 2-1-1

Fisher: 3-2-1

LAST WEEK

L 27-7 vs. Colts

L 31-7 at Cowboys

LAST GAME

12/2/12: 49ers 13 at Rams 16 (OT). St. Louis rookie CB Janoris Jenkins recovers fumble & returns it 2 yards for TD. Rookie K Greg Zuerlein makes 54-yard FG with 0:26 left in OT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/2/12

BROADCAST

NFLN (7:25 PM CT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (SF), 86 (St.L.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SF), 86 (St.L.). 

STATS

PASSING

Kaepernick: 53-94-689-3-4-72.5

Bradford: 88-141-891-6 (T2C)-2-88.7

RUSHING

Gore: 41-142-3.5-1

Richardson: 30-98-3.3-0

RECEIVING

Boldin: 19-282-14.8-1

Austin (R): 18-118-6.6-2

OFFENSE

318.3

339.7

TAKE/GIVE

-4

-1

DEFENSE

337.0

393.0

SACKS

3 tied: 1

Quinn: 4 (T1C)

INTs

Reid (R): 2 (T1C)

T. Johnson: 1

PUNTING

Lee: 46.1

Hekker: 48.8 (2C)

KICKING

Dawson: 14 (5/5 PAT; 3/4 FG)

Zuerlein: 20 (5/5 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: Since becoming starter, QB COLIN KAEPERNICK is only player in NFL (incl. playoffs) with 90 rating (93.1) & 500 rush yards (631). Incl. playoffs, has won 8 of 13 career starts…Since entering NFL in 2006, RB FRANK GORE has 10,929 scrimmage yards (8,373 rush, 2,556 rec.), 2nd most in NFL. Has 13 rush TD in past 12 vs. Rams. Rushed for 82 yards on 11 att. (7.5 avg.) last week. RB KENDALL HUNTER had 13-yard rush TD last week…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 6 100-yard games vs. StL. In 7 of past 10 vs. Rams, has 100 yards and/or TD. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS leads NFC TEs with 38 TDs. Had 8 catches for 118 yards in 1/1/12 meeting at StL…Since entering NFL in 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only player with 17 sacks (17.5), 10 FF (14) & 7 INTs (7). LB NA VORRO BOWMAN leads team with 28 tackles. DT JUSTIN SMITH has 8.5 sacks in 12 career meetings. Had sack last week. S ERIC REID ties for lead among NFL rookies with 2 INTs…RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD is 5-1-1 in past 7 vs. NFC West. Has 100 rating in 3 of past 5 division games, incl. 104.1 rating in 11/11/12 game vs. SF. When Bradford has 100 rating, Rams are 6-1-1…RB ISAIAH PEAD had career-best 7 catches last week…TE JARED COOK has 13 catches for 195 yards & 2 TDs. His 15.0 avg. is 2nd in NFC. WR CHRIS GIVENS had career-high 11 catches (92 yards) in last meeting. Has 5 career catches of 50 yards. Has 3 career rec. TDs & avgs. 46 yards per TD (138 yards). WR TAVON AUSTIN ties for lead among NFL rookies with 18 catches & ties for NFC rookie lead  with 2 TDs. WR AUSTIN PETTIS had TD catch in 11/11/12 game vs. SF…DE ROBERT QUINN ties for NFC lead with 4 sacks. DE CHRIS LONG has 4 sacks in past 5. Has 5 sacks in past 6 vs. SF. Since entering NFL in 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is 1 of 3 players with 8.5 sacks (8.5) & 7 INTs (7). CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 career TDs (3 INTs, FR) & had 2-yard FR-TD in last meeting.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2013

BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-1) AT BUFFALO BILLS (1-2)

SERIES

RAVENS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

3-2

 

STREAKS

3-2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 1-0

Marrone: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 30-9 vs. Texans

L 27-20 at Jets

LAST GAME

10/24/10: Bills 34 at Ravens 37. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco throws for 250 yards & 3 TDs (34, 26, 14). Ravens TE Todd Heap catches 3 passes for 59 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/21/07: Bills 19, Ravens 14. Buffalo K Ryan Lindell converts all 4 FG attempts (41, 35, 29, 26) &rookie RB Marshawn Lynch rushes for 84 yards& adds TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 134 (Bal.), 125 (Buf.). XM: 230 (Buf.).

STATS

PASSING

Flacco: 72-119-744-3-2-80.0

Manuel (R): 64-108-689-4-1-86.5

RUSHING

Pierce: 52-144-2.8-2 (T1C)

F. Jackson: 32-169-5.3-1

RECEIVING

T. Smith: 16-269-16.8-0

St. Johnson: 17-236-13.9-2

OFFENSE

308.3

350.0

TAKE/GIVE

0

2

DEFENSE

344.3

417.3

SACKS

Suggs: 3

M. Williams: 4.5 (T2L)

INTs

D. Smith: 1

Alonso (R): 2 (T2L)

PUNTING

Koch: 49.5 (2L)

Powell: 47.5

KICKING

Tucker: 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/7 FG)

Carpenter: 25 (4/4 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: In only career meeting vs. Buf. (10/24/10), QB JOE FLACCO passed for 250 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 111 passer rating. Club is 28-3 (.903) when Flacco has 100 passer rating…RB RAY RICE leads NFL RBs in receptions (322) since entering NFL in ’08. Club is 14-3 (.823) when Rice has 100 rush yards. RB BERNARD PIERCE aims for 3rd straight game with rush TD…WR TORREY SMITH is averaging 89.7 receiving yards per game in ’13, tied for 4th-best in AFC. Rookie WR MARLON BROWN (undrafted) has TD reception in 2 of past 3 games…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 4 sacks in 4 career games vs. Bills. Aims for 4th-straight game with sack…LB DARYL SMITH had 37-yard INT-return TD last week, 1st INT-return TD of career…DT HALOTI NGATA recorded 1st sack of season & 23rd of career last week…PR-WR TANDON DOSS had 82-yard PR-TD last week. Doss joined LAMONT BRIGHTFUL & JERMAINE LEWIS as only Ravens with 80 PR-TD in franchise history…BILLS: In past 2 at home, rookie QB EJ MANUEL (No. 16 overall) has completed 45 of 66 passes (68.2 pct.) for 446 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 95.9 passer rating. Rushed for career-best 40 yards last week…Since ’12, RB C.J. SPILLER averages 5.6 yards per carry, 2nd highest among NFL RBs (min. 100 att.). RB FRED JACKSON (4,400) needs 46 yards to surpass JOE CRIBBS (4,445) for 3rd-most rush yards in Bills history. Totaled 109 scrimmage yards last week (72 rush, 37 receiving)…WR STEVIE JOHNSON had 8 catches for career-high 158 receiving yards with TD in only meeting vs. Ravens. Johnson is averaging 98.5 receiving yards per game in past 2…TE SCOTT CHANDLER had 33-yard TD catch last week, 1st of season. Has 13 career TD catches, 4th-most by Bills TE…DE MARIO WILLIAMS had Bills single-game record 4.5 sacks in last home game…Rookie LB KIKO ALONSO (2nd round, 46th overall) has INT in past 2 games. Alonso leads team with 27 tackles.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-2)

SERIES

BENGALS

BROWNS

SERIES LEADER

42-37

 

STREAKS

7 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 14-6

Chudzinski: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 34-30 vs. Packers

W 31-27 at Vikings

LAST GAME

10/14/12: Bengals 24 at Browns 34. Cleveland rookie QB Brandon Weeden completes 17 of 29 passes for 231 yards & 2 TDs. Browns WR Josh Gordon has career-long 71-yard TD catch.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/14/12

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 135 (Cin.), 158 (Cle.). XM: 227 (Cle.). 

STATS

PASSING

Dalton: 71-106-797-5-3-93.2

Hoyer: 30-54-321-3-3-68.5 OR Weeden: 47-86-516-1-3-62.0

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 46-129-2.8-2 (T1C)

McGahee: 8-9-1.1-0

RECEIVING

Green: 19-249-13.1-3

Cameron (TE): 20 (T3C)-269-13.5-4 (T2L)

OFFENSE

348.0

319.7

TAKE/GIVE

0

-2

DEFENSE

333.3

300.0

SACKS

3 tied: 1.5

D. Bryant: 3.5

INTs

4 tied: 1

Gipson, Ward: 1

PUNTING

Huber: 46.4

Lanning (R): 44.2

KICKING

Nugent: 15 (9/10 PAT; 2/3 FG)

Cundiff: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Last week, Cin. became 3rd team in NFL history to win a game after allowing 30 unanswered points…For career, QB ANDY DALTON is 3-1 against Browns with 1,050 passing yards, 8 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 104 rating. Aims for 3rd straight game vs. Browns with at least 300 passing yards & 3 TDs. Bengals are 10-1 (.909) when Dalton has 100 rating. Dalton is 21-14 (.618) as starter, highest all-time win pct. by Bengals QB (min. 20 starts).…RB GIOVANI BERNARD aims for 3rd straight game w/ rush TD…WR A.J. GREEN has 4 TD catches in 4 career games vs. Browns. Has 2 100-yard rec. games vs. Cle. (110, 135)…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. Browns…LB VONTAZE BURFICT leads team with 28 tackles…Since ’12, DT GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 13.5 sacks…CB TERENCE NEWMAN had INT & FR-TD last week. CB LEON HALL has 5 INTs vs. Cle., most vs. any team…PR-CB ADAM JONES had 81-yard PR-TD vs. Cle. on 9/16/12…BROWNS: QB BRIAN HOYER passed for 321 yards with 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs & recorded 1st career win as starter last week. Attended St. Ignatius HS in Cle. In 2 career starts vs. Cin., QB BRANDON WEEDEN has passed for 553 yards w/ 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 105.2 rating…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE ranks 4th among active NFL RBs w/ 8,106 career rush yards. Ranks 3rd among active players w/ 63 rush TDs…WR JOSH GORDON had 3 rec. for 99 yards, incl. 71-yard TD rec, in last game vs. Bengals. Had career-best in catches (10) & receiving yards (146) last week. WR GREG LITTLE has 2 TD catches in past 3 vs. Cin…TE JORDAN CAMERON tied Browns single-game record with 3 TD catches last week. Has 20 rec. in 2013, most by Browns TE in 1st 3 games of season. In 2013, ranks 2nd among NFL TEs in catches (20) & rec. yards (269). Tied for NFL-best with 4 TD rec. (among TEs) this season…T JOE THOMAS has started 99 consecutive games since entering NFL in 2007…Rookie LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO (No. 6 overall) aims for 3rd straight game with sack. LB D’QWELL JACKSON had career-best 3 sacks vs. Cin. on 9/16/12…DE DESMOND BRYANT (3.5) needs 2 sacks to surpass career-best of 5 sacks in ’11 (w/ Oak.).

CHICAGO BEARS (3-0) AT DETROIT LIONS (2-1)

SERIES

BEARS

LIONS

SERIES LEADER

96-65-5

 

STREAKS

9 of past 10

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Trestman: 0-0

Schwartz: 1-7

LAST WEEK

W 40-23 at Steelers

W 27-20 at Redskins

LAST GAME

12/30/12: Bears 26 at Lions 24. Chicago WR Earl Bennett has 109 receiving yards, including 60-yard TD pass from QB Jay Cutler. Bears RB Matt Forté runs for 103 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Chi.), 85 (Det.). XM: 228 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 68-101-693-6 (T2C)-3-94.2

Stafford: 77-121-1,020 (3C)-6 (T2C)-2-99.9

RUSHING

Forté: 55-225-4.1-2 (T3L)

Bell: 34-119-3.5-3 (T1L)

RECEIVING

Marshall: 20-269-13.5-2

C. Johnson: 17-268-15.8-3 (T2C)

OFFENSE

330.7

410.7 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

6 (T1C)

3 (T3C)

DEFENSE

383.0

366.0

SACKS

Williams: 2

Ansah (R): 2.5

INTs

Tillman: 2 (T1C)

Levy: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Podlesh: 44.6

Martin (R): 48.5 (3C)

KICKING

Gould: 23 (11/12 PAT; 4/4 FG)

Akers: 22 (10/10 PAT; 4/6 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: Since joining Chi. in 2009, QB JAY CUTLER is 7-1 vs. Det., completing 155 of 244 (63.5 pct.) for 1,802 yards with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.5 rating. In career (incl. playoffs), Cutler’s teams are 26-1 (.963) when he has 100 rating. Has 108.8 rating (7 TDs, 0 INTs) in 4 starts with Chi. at Det…RB MATT FORTÉ has 1,199 scrimmage yards (119.9 per game) & 8 TDs in 10 career meetings. Since entering NFL in 2008, is 1 of 2 players (RAY RICE) with 5,000 rush (5,552) & 2,000 rec. (2,463) yards…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 138 catches for 1,777 yards (93.5 per game) & 13 TDs in 1st 19 games with Chi. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 3 TDs in 1st 3 games with Chi…Defense had 2 TDs last week: S MAJOR WRIGHT (38-yard INT-TD) & DE JULIUS PEPPERS (42-yard FR-TD). Since 2012, Bears have 12 defensive TDs (10 INT, 2 FR), most in NFL. CB CHARLES TILLMAN has 5 INTs vs. Det. & returned 3 for TD. Since entering NFL in 2003, Tillman has 38 FFs, most by DB. Is only player with 30 INTs (35) & 30 FFs in that span. Since entering NFL in 2002, Peppers has 111.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. CB TIM JENNINGS has 2 INTs, FF & FR in past 3 vs. Det…LIONS: Since 2011, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD ranks 2nd in NFL with 11,025 pass yards. Passed for 385 yards last week…RB REGGIE BUSH had 7 catches for 132 yards & TD (88 yards) vs. Chi. in 2006 NFC Champ. (1/21/07 with NO). RB JOIQUE BELL rushed for TD last week. Leads NFL RBs with 177 rec. yards. Bell & Bush are 2 of 3 players in NFL (JAMAAL CHARLES) with 100 rush & 145 rec. yards in 2013…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 505 catches for 8,104 yards in 95 games & is 1 of 3 players in NFL history (RANDY MOSS, TORRY HOLT) with 500 catches & 8,000 yards in fewer than 100 career games. Since 2011, leads NFL with 3,913 rec. yards & 111.8 rec. yards per game. Since 2008, leads NFL with 7,348 rec. yards & 53 rec. TDs…Rookie ZIGGY ANSAH had career-high 2 sacks & FF last week. Leads NFL rookies with 2.5 sacks. LB DE ANDRE LEVY ties for NFC lead with 2 INTs. DT NICK FAIRLEY has 5.5 sacks in past 8. LB STEPHEN TULLOCH had FF in last meeting. CB CHRIS HOUSTON had INT last week at Was.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (3-0) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (2-1)

SERIES

SEAHAWKS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

 

Series tied 1-1

STREAKS

 

Series tied 1-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Carroll: 0-0

Kubiak: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 45-17 vs. Jaguars

L 30-9 at Ravens

LAST GAME

12/13/09: Seahawks 7 at Texans 34. Houston WR Andre Johnson records 11 catches for 193 yards & 2 TDs (64, 17). Texans S Bernard Pollard returns INT 70 yards for TD..

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/13/09

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Sea.), 86 (Hou.). XM: 86 (Hou.). 

STATS

PASSING

R. Wilson: 47-73-664-6 (T2C)-2-109.6 (1C)

Schaub: 85-128-838 (3C)-6 (3C)-4-87.3

RUSHING

Lynch: 62-210-3.4-2 (T3L)

Foster: 49-190-3.9-1

RECEIVING

Tate: 10-158-15.8-0

A. Johnson: 25 (3L)-258-10.3-0

OFFENSE

379.7

388.3 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

6 (T1C)

-3

DEFENSE

241.7 (1L)

249.0 (1C)

SACKS

Bennett: 2.5

Watt: 3

INTs

Chancellor: 2 (T1C)

Cushing: 1

PUNTING

Ryan: 42.3

Lechler: 48.3

KICKING

Hauschka: 24 (9/9 PAT; 5/5 FG)

Bullock: 18 (6/6 PAT; 4/8 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: Have won 8 games in row, outscoring opp. 279-87 (avg. score of 34.9-10.9)…QB RUSSELL WILSON has completed 77 of 117 (65.8 pct.) for 1,112 yards with 12 TDs vs. 1 INT for 127.2 rating in 4 games vs. AFC. Has 100 rating in all 4 vs. AFC. Seahawks are 10-1 when Wilson has 100 rating, incl. last week (117.5). In those 4 vs. AFC, Wilson has rushed for 181 yards & 3 TDs. Tied career high with 4 pass TDs last week…Since Nov. 2011, RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFL with 2,741 rush yards. During that span, has 85 rush yards in 23 of 28 games…WR SIDNEY RICE had 2 TDs last week. Had TD catch in only game vs. Hou. (11/2/08 with Min.). TE ZACH MILLER had career-high 2 TDs last week…Seahawks tie for 2nd in NFL with 10 takeaways (5 FR, 5 INTs). In past 7, CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 5 INTs & 2 TDs (INT & blocked FG return). S KAM CHANCELLOR aims for 3rd in row with INT. LB BOBBY WAGNER had INT last week. DT CLINTON MC DONALD had career-high 1.5 sacks last week. DE MICHAEL BENNETT has 2.5 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with sack. Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 2 players in NFL (CHARLES JOHNSON) with 20 sacks (21.5) & 9 FF (9)…TEXANS:  Have won 5 of past 6 at home in Sept…In 1 career start vs. Sea. (12/13/09), QB MATT SCHAUB completed 29 of 39 (74.4 pct.) for 365 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 109.5 rating. Since ’12, is 7-2 at home with 16 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 97.9 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER has 4 100-yard rush games in past 6 against NFC teams. Texans are 17-6 (.739) when Foster has 100 rush yards in game. For career, RB BEN TATE is averaging 5.3 yards per carry…WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 81.6 rec. yards per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Had 11 rec. for 193 yards (17.5 avg.) with 2 TDs in only game vs. Sea. Has 16 rec. for 285 yards (17.8 avg.) in past 2 vs. NFC. WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS leads NFL rookies in rec. (18) & receiving yards (243)…DE J.J. WATT has 7.5 sacks in 8 career games vs. NFC. Has 3 sacks in past 2. DE ANTONIO SMITH has 4 career sacks vs. Sea…LB BRIAN CUSHING leads team with 24 tackles....S ED REED leads active players with 61 INTs.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-1) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-3)

SERIES

COLTS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

16-8

 

STREAKS

 

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Pagano: 1-1

Bradley: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-7 at 49ers

L 45-17 at Seahawks

LAST GAME

11/8/12: Colts 27 at Jaguars 10. Indianapolis rookie QB Andrew Luck passes for 227 yards & adds 2 rushing TDs. Colts CB Darius Butler records 2 INTs, incl. 62-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/8/12

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 128 (Ind.), 110 (Jax.). XM: 231 (Jax.). 

STATS

PASSING

Luck: 61-93-663-3-1-92.7

Gabbert: 16-35-121-0-2-30.8

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 41-186-4.5-2 (T1C)

Jones-Drew: 44-115-2.6-1

RECEIVING

Wayne: 18-205-11.4-1

Shorts: 19-276 (3C)-14.5-0

OFFENSE

352.7

230.3

TAKE/GIVE

4 (3C)

-2

DEFENSE

341.3

370.3

SACKS

Mathis: 4.5 (T2L)

Babin: 2

INTs

3 tied: 1

Posluszny: 1

PUNTING

McAfee: 46.8

Anger: 46.3

KICKING

Vinatieri: 20 (8/8 PAT; 4/6 FG)

Scobee: 8 (2/2 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

COLTS: Have won 4 of past 6 at Jax…QB ANDREW LUCK has 4-2 record against AFC South with 8 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 80.2 passer rating. For career, Luck is 13-6 (.684) as starter. Since ’12, has 7 rush TDs, most by AFC QB…RB TRENT RICHARDSON had rush TD in 1st carry with Colts last week. Richardson is native of Pensacola, FL. RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had season-best 95 yards on 19 att. (5 avg.) with TD last week. Aims for 3rd straight game with rush TD…WR REGGIE WAYNE (13,268 rec. yards; 79 TD catches) needs TD reception to become 11th player in NFL history with 13,000 rec. yards & 80 TD catches. Since 2001, has NFL-best 13,268 rec. yards. Has 133 catches for 1,856 yards against Jax., most vs. any opponent. In last game at Jax., WR T.Y. HILTON had 4 rec. for 113 yards (28.3 avg.) with TD. For career, averages 16.7 yards per catch. WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY averages 20.8 yards per catch vs. Jags (6 rec., 125 yards)…LB ROBERT MATHIS aims for 5th consecutive game with sack vs. Jags. Aims for 4th game in row overall with sack…CB CASSIUS VAUGHN posted 1st INT of season last week…JAGUARS: For career, QB BLAINE GABBERT is 3-1 vs. Colts. In only career start vs. Colts, QB CHAD HENNE  completed 10 of 16 passes (62.5 pct.) for 121 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT & 80.5 passer rating…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 1,389 career rush yards vs. Colts, most against any team. Aims for 4th consecutive game with 100 rush yards vs. Ind. Jones-Drew (9,962) needs 38 scrimmage yards to become 3rd Jaguar to reach 10,000 career (FRED TAYLOR, 13,632; JIMMY SMITH, 12,286). Has 64 career rush TDs, most in Jaguar annals…TE MARCEDES LEWIS has 3,224 career receiving yards, 3rd-most in franchise history. In 2 career games vs. Ind., WR CECIL SHORTS has 7 catches for 185 yards (26.4 avg.) with 2 TD catches. Had career-best 143 receiving yards last week. In past 2, Shorts has 16 catches for 236 yards (14.8 avg.)…Since 2010, DE JASON BABIN ranks 4th in NFL with 39.5 sacks…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 31 tackles this season. Recorded 10th INT of career last week…Rookie S JOHNATHAN CYPRIEN had sack & FF last week.

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-3) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-0)

SERIES

GIANTS

CHIEFS

SERIES LEADER

10-2

 

STREAKS

Past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 5-1

Reid: 17-14

LAST WEEK

L 38-0 at Panthers

W 26-16 at Eagles

LAST GAME

10/4/09: Giants 27 at Chiefs 16. New York QB Eli Manning completes 20 of 34 passes for 292 yards & 3 TDs. Giants WR Steve Smith catches 11 passes for 134 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/4/09

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (NYG), 91 (KC). XM: 229 (KC). 

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 67-114-931-5-8-70.5

A. Smith: 64-105-669-4-0-92.1

RUSHING

Wilson: 25-75-3.0-0

Charles: 52-224 (3C)-4.3-2 (T2C)

RECEIVING

Cruz: 16-261-16.3-3 (T2C)

Charles (RB): 18-151-8.4-1

OFFENSE

334.7

333.0

TAKE/GIVE

-9

9 (1L)

DEFENSE

382.3

309.0

SACKS

Kiwanuka, Pierre-Paul: 1

Houston: 7.5 (1L)

INTs

Mundy, Ross: 1

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

Weatherford: 45.7

Colquitt: 42.3

KICKING

J. Brown: 18 (6/6 PAT; 4/5 FG)

Succop: 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/7 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has started 138 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Is 2-0 vs. KC. In last meeting, completed 20 of 34 (58.8 pct.) for 292 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 104 rating. Incl. playoffs, Giants are 24-6 (.800) when Manning starts & has 105 rating…RB-KR DAVID WILSON is only player in NFL since 2012 with 2 rush TD (4), rec. TD & KR-TD. RB BRANDON JACOBS rushed for 92 yards in last meeting. Is franchise leader with 57 rush TDs…WR VICTOR CRUZ has 7 career 70 yard TDs. Has 100 yards in 2 of past 3. Incl. playoffs, WR HAKEEM NICKS has 14 career 100-yard games. Had 54-yard TD catch in last meeting. WR RUEBEN RANDLE averaging 15.6 yards per catch in career (29 catches for 453 yards). Has 20 yard reception in 4 of past 5…DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA had sack in last meeting. Had sack last week. CB COREY WEBSTER has 6 INTs in past 11 vs. AFC. DE JASON PIERRE PAUL has 8 sacks in past 10 vs. AFC. DE JUSTIN TUCK has 5 sacks in past 6 vs. AFC (incl. SB). CB AARON ROSS had INT last week…CHIEFS:  Aim for 1st 4-0 start since 2003 (9-0)…Chiefs are 5th team in NFL history to start 3-0 after losing 14 or more games previous season…ANDY REID is 1st Chiefs head coach to open season with 3 straight wins in 1st season with team…KC has NFL-best 9 turnover ratio in 2013…Aim for 3rd straight win vs. NFC East…Since 2011, QB ALEX SMITH is 22-5-1 as starter with 34 TDs vs. 10 INTs & 94.7 rating. Ranks 2nd among AFC QBs with 115 rush yards…RB JAMAAL CHARLES totaled 172 scrimmage yards last week (92 rush, 80 receiving). Charles is averaging 104.1 rush yards per game since ’10 vs. NFC. Has 18 receptions this season, tied for most among NFL RBs…WR DWAYNE BOWE (424) has 2nd-most career rec. in Chiefs annals. WR DONNIE AVERY (141) posted 2nd-most receiving yards of career last week…S ERIC BERRY had 38-yard INT-return TD in Week 3 …CB SEAN SMITH posted 1st INT as Chief last game vs. Phi…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 7.5 sacks through 3 games this season, tied for 2nd-most in NFL in 1st 3 games of season since 1982. Has 12.5 sacks in 10 career games vs. NFC. LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 21 tackles.

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS (0-3) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-3)

SERIES

STEELERS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

 

8-7

STREAKS

Past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 1-0

Frazier: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 40-23 vs. Bears

L 31-27 vs. Browns

LAST GAME

10/25/09: Vikings 17 at Steelers 27. Pittsburgh defense scores 2 TDs in 4th quarter. Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley has 77-yard FR-TD & LB Keyaron Fox adds 82-yard INT-TD.   

LAST GAME AT SITE

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BROADCAST

CBS (6:00 PM GMT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 113 (Pit.), 92 (Min.). XM: 225 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 67-111-848 (2C)-4-4-81.2

Ponder: 59-100-691-2-5-65.9

RUSHING

F. Jones: 17-71-4.2-0

Peterson: 69-281-4.1-3 (T1L)

RECEIVING

A. Brown: 20 (T3C)-324 (1C)-16.2-2

Simpson: 12-218-18.2-0

OFFENSE

310.3

336.3

TAKE/GIVE

-9

0

DEFENSE

298.0 (3C)

429.7

SACKS

Woodley: 2

Henderson: 2

INTs

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Henderson, H. Smith: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Mesko: 43.4

Locke (R): 47.1

KICKING

Suisham: 16 (4/4 PAT; 4/4 FG)

Walsh: 27 (3C) (9/9 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

SEVENTH OVERSEAS NFL regular-season game…STEELERS: MIKE TOMLIN is 17-8 (.680) vs. NFC. Tomlin spent 2006 season as Vikings def. coordinator…For career, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 2-0 vs. Vikings with 91.9 rating. Has 24-9 (.727) career record vs. NFC with 47 TDs vs. 24 INTs & 94.4 passer rating. Roethlisberger (195) needs 5 TD passes to join HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (212) as 2nd Steeler reach 200 career. Posted 4th 400-yard passing game (406) of career last week. Has 87-42 (.674) record as starter…Since ’12, RB JONATHAN DWYER leads team with 664 rush yards…WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best in receptions (9), receiving yards (196) & TD catches (2) last week. Brown leads AFC with 324 receiving yards in ’13…TE HEATH MILLER (39) needs TD catch to become 5th player in Steelers history to reach 40 career TD receptions…Last week, LB LA MARR WOODLEY (54) surpassed GREG LLOYD (53.5) for 5th-most sacks by Steeler since ’82. Has sack in 2 of past 3 games…S RYAN CLARK leads team with 23 tackles in ’13…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER rushed for career-high 2 TDs last week…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 2,424 yards (105.4 per game) & 23 TDs in 23 career games vs. AFC. Since entering NFL in 2007, leads league with 9,130 rush yards & 79 rush TDs. Had rush TD & 129 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 60 rec.) in last meeting, 1 of 4 career games with 60 rush & 60 rec. yards...TE KYLE RUDOLPH has TD catch in 5 of past 7 vs. AFC. WR GREG JENNINGS has 9 catches for 182 yards (91 per game) & 3 TDs in 2 career games vs. Pit. (incl. SB XLV with GB). Has 6 TDs in past 7 vs. AFC (incl. playoffs). Since 2007, is 1 of 2 active NFL players with 15 avg. (15.5) & 50 rec. TDs (50). Rookie WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had career-long 37-yard catch last week. Has only KR-TD (105 yards) in NFL this season & ranks 2nd with 37.4 avg…LB ERIN HENDERSON had 2 sacks & INT last week. Is only player in NFL with 2 sacks & 2 INTs in 2013. S HARRISON SMITH & LB CHAD GREENWAY each had INT last week. Since entering NFL in 2004, DE JARED ALLEN has NFL-best 118 sacks. DT KEVIN WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row vs. Pit. with sack.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-2) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-3)

SERIES

CARDINALS

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

 

9-8

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Arians: 0-0

Schiano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 31-7 at Saints

L 23-3 at Patriots

LAST GAME

10/31/10: Buccaneers 38 at Cardinals 35. Tampa Bay LB Geno Hayes (41 yards) & CB Aqib Talib (45) each record INT-TDs. Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount rushes for game-winning TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/4/07: Buccaneers 17, Cardinals 10. Tampa Bay RB Earnest Graham compiles 124 rush yards & TD. Buccaneers WR Joey Galloway catches 37-yard TD from QB Jeff Garcia.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 157 (Arz.), 112 (TB). XM: 226 (TB). 

STATS

PASSING

Palmer: 66-114-762-3-4-72.3

Freeman: 43-94-571-2-3-59.3

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 40-155-3.9-1

Martin: 73-297 (2L)-4.1-1

RECEIVING

Fitzgerald: 15-177-11.8-2

Jackson: 15-256-17.7-0

OFFENSE

328.3

282.0

TAKE/GIVE

-1

0

DEFENSE

370.3

344.3

SACKS

Dockett: 3

David: 3

INTs

Mathieu (R), D. Williams: 1

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

Zastudil: 42.8

Koenen: 44.9

KICKING

Feely: 20 (5/5 PAT; 5/6 FG)

Lindell: 10 (4/4 PAT; 2/4 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: Last game at Raymond James was Super Bowl XLIII (2/1/09)…Last year vs. TB (11/4/12 with Oak.), QB CARSON PALMER set career highs in att. (61) & comp. (39). Passed for 414 yards & 4 TDs in that game. His teams are 11-2 (.846) when he has 120 rating…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL rushed for 143 yards & TD in last game vs. TB (9/26/10 with Pit.). RB ALFONSO SMITH had rush TD last week…Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), WR LARRY FITZGERALD leads NFL with 64 rec. TDs. Had 2 TDs in last meeting. In SB at Raymond James, had 7 catches for 127 yards & 2 TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 4 rec. TDs in past 7 Sept. games…Since entering NFL in 2011, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON leads NFL with 4 PR-TDs & is only player with 7 INTs (9) & 3 PR-TDs (4). LB JOHN ABRAHAM has 122 career sacks, most by active player. DT DARNELL DOCKETT had 3 sacks last week. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), has 37 sacks, most in NFL by DT. Has 3 sacks, INT & FR in 3 career meetings. Rookie S TYRANN MATHIEU had 1st career INT last week…BUCCANEERS: In last meeting, QB JOSH FREEMAN completed 18 of 25 (72 pct.) for 278 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 121.8 rating. Has 14 career games with 100 rating & Bucs are 11-3 (.786)…RB DOUG MARTIN has 1,689 scrimmage yards (129.9 per game) & 11 TDs (10 rush, 1 rec.) in past 13. His 1,689 scrimmage yards are 2nd most in NFL during that span…WR VINCENT JACKSON had TD catch in only meeting vs. Az. (12/31/06 with SD). Among active players (min. 200 catches), has NFL-best 17.8 avg. (359 catches, 6,403 yards). WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 4 catches for 105 yards & TD (47 yards) in only meeting…In only game vs. Az. (9/28/08 with NYJ), CB DARRELLE REVIS had 2 INTs, incl. 32-yard INT-TD. Incl. playoffs, when Revis has INT, his teams are 16-2 (.889). LB LAVONTE DAVID is 1 of 2 players in NFL (DE MARCUS WARE) with 3 sacks (2.5) & INT (1). TB is only team in NFL with 4 players with sack & INT: S MARK BARRON & LBs David, MASON FOSTER & DEKODA WATSON. Barron had 0.5 sack & INT last week.

NEW YORK JETS (2-1) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (2-1)

SERIES

JETS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

 

22-17-1

STREAKS

5 of past 7

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 1-1

Munchak: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-20 vs. Bills

W 20-17 vs. Chargers

LAST GAME

12/17/12: Jets 10 at Titans 14. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson rushes for 122 yards & career-long 94-yard TD. Titans S Michael Griffin & CB Jason McCourty each record 2 INTs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/17/12

BROADCAST

CBS (3:05 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 112 (NYJ), 91 (Ten.). XM: 229 (Ten.). 

STATS

PASSING

G. Smith (R): 55-102-801-3-6-65.0

Locker: 51-87-572-3-0-89.8

RUSHING

Powell: 52-226 (2C)-4.3-1

C. Johnson: 69-256 (1C)-3.7-0

RECEIVING

Hill: 13-233-17.9-1

Washington: 15-227-15.1-0

OFFENSE

378.3 (3C)

309.7

TAKE/GIVE

-6

5 (2C)

DEFENSE

270.0 3 (3L)

307.7

SACKS

Wilkerson: 3

3 tied: 2

INTs

Landry: 1

Verner: 2 (T2L)

PUNTING

Quigley: 42.0

Kern: 45.6

KICKING

Folk: 23 (5/5 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Bironas: 24 (6/6 PAT; 6/8 FG)

NOTES

JETS: REX RYAN is 11-5 (.687) in September…Rookie QB GENO SMITH (2nd round, No. 39 overall) passed for career-high 331 yards with 2 TDs last week. Aims for 1st win as starter on road. Posted 1st rush TD of career last week…RB BILAL POWELL had career-high 149 rush yards on 27 att. (5.5 avg.) last week…In 2 career games vs. Titans, WR SANTONIO HOLMES has 14 receptions for 224 yards (16 avg.) with 2 TDs. Holmes had career-best 154 receiving yards last week, incl. 69-yard TD catch. WR STEPHEN HILL posted 1st 100-yard receiving game vs. Bills last game. Hill is averaging 97 receiving yards per game in past 2…TE KELLEN WINSLOW (4,943) needs 57 receiving yards to reach 5,000 career. TE JEFF CUMBERLAND had TD reception in last game vs. Ten…Defense allows 270 yards per game, 3rd-fewest in NFL…NYJ defense is tied for 3rd in NFL with 12 sacks…LB CALVIN PACE aims for 3rd straight game with sack vs. Ten…LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 21 tackles…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON had career-best 2 sacks last week…TITANS: Have won 2 of past 3 at home vs. Jets…QB JAKE LOCKER had season-best 299 passing yards last week. Locker had rush TD in only meeting vs. NYJ. Ten. has 4-1 record when Locker has 90 rating as starter. Rushed for career-best 68 yards & TD vs. SD last week …RB CHRIS JOHNSON is averaging 109.5 rush yards per game in past 2 vs. Jets. Registered franchise-record 94-yard rush TD in last game vs. NYJ . Titans are 24-9 (.727) when Johnson has 100 rush yards. Has 6 career rush TDs of 80 yards, most in NFL history. Is averaging 93 rush yards per game in past 2…WR NATE WASHINGTON has reception in 81 consecutive games. Had career-best 131 receiving yards last week. WR KENDALL WRIGHT has team-high 57 YAC in ’13. Rookie WR JUSTIN HUNTER became 1st rookie since 9/12/04 (ERNEST WILFORD) to record 1st career catch with a game-winning TD rec. with 15 seconds or fewer remaining in game…LB ZACH BROWN & S BERNARD POLLARD are tied for team-high with 21 tackles apiece. Pollard tied career-best with 2 sacks in last game vs. Jets…CB ALTERRAUN VERNER leads team with 6 passes defensed.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-0)

SERIES

EAGLES

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

7-4

 

STREAKS

4 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kelly: 0-0

Fox: 1-4

LAST WEEK

L 26-16 vs. Chiefs

W 37-21 vs. Raiders

LAST GAME

12/27/09: Broncos 27 at Eagles 30. Philadelphia QB Donavan McNabb passes for 322 yards & 3 TDs. Eagles TE Brent Celek catches 4 passes for 121 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/30/05: Broncos 49, Eagles 21. Denver QB Jake Plummer throws for 309 yards & 4 TDs. Broncos RBs Mike Anderson & Tatum Bell combine for 233 rushing yards & 3 TDs.

BROADCAST

FOX (2:25 PM MT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 110 (Phi.), 86 (Den.). XM: 86 (Den.) 

STATS

PASSING

Vick: 51-91-832-5-2-96.0

Manning: 89-122-1,143 (1L)-12 (1L)-0-134.7 (1L)

RUSHING

L. McCoy: 62-395 (1L)-6.4-2 (T3L)

Moreno: 34-160-4.7-2 (T1C)

RECEIVING

Jackson: 19-359 (2L)-18.9-2

D. Thomas: 20 (T3C)-307 (2C)-15.4-2

OFFENSE

461.7 (1C)

486.7 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

-2

1

DEFENSE

438.3

370.3

SACKS

Cox: 2

Ayers: 3

INTs

Boykin, Williams: 1

Harris: 2 (T2L)

PUNTING

D. Jones: 41.2

Colquitt: 43.5

KICKING

Henery: 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/7 FG)

Prater: 31 (1L) (16/16 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES: In only start vs. Den. (10/31/04 with Atl.), QB MICHAEL VICK completed 18 of 24 (75 pct.) for 252 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 136.1 rating & rushed for 115 yards (12 att., 9.6 avg.).  Is 1 of 5 career games (incl. playoffs) with 100 rating & 100 rush yards…RB LE SEAN MC COY leads NFL with 395 rush yards & 514 scrimmage yards. Averaging 171.3 scrimmage yards per game. His 395 rush yards are most ever by Eagle thru 1st 3 games. In 3 games this season, has 2 100-yard rush games & 100-yard rec. game…WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON had rec. TD in last meeting. Averaging 18.9 yards per catch in 2013. Among active players (min. 200 catches), ranks 2nd in NFL with 17.6 avg. (293 rec., 5,144 yards). WR JASON AVANT had 5 catches for 87 yards & TD last week. Had TD in last meeting. TE BRENT CELEK had 4 catches for 121 yards & TD (47 yards) in last game vs. Den…8 Eagles have 1 sack in 2013, tied for most in NFC. DT FLETCHER COX leads team with 2 sacks & has 6.5 sacks in past 10. DE VINNY CURRY had 1st career sack last week. CB CARY WILLIAMS is 1 of 3 DBs in NFL with INT & sack this year. LB TRENT COLE had sack in last meeting… BRONCOS: Have won 14 consec. reg.-sea. games, longest active streak in NFL…Aim for 4th straight win at home vs. NFC…For career, QB PEYTON MANNING is 3-1 vs. Phi. w/ 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 104.5 passer rating. Has 12 TD passes in 2013, most through Week 3 of any season in NFL history…RB KNOWSHON MORENO had 93 rush yards & 2 TDs in last game vs. NFC…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 146 yards after catch in ’13, most in AFC. Thomas is averaging 103.3 receiving yards in past 7 vs. NFC. WR ERIC DECKER had career-high 9 rec. in last game vs. NFC. TE JULIUS THOMAS & WR WES WELKER aim for 4th straight game with TD rec…Defense leads AFC with 6 INTs…CB CHRIS HARRIS has INT in 2 of past 3…CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE spent 2 seasons (2011-12) with Eagles. CB CHAMP BAILEY has 52 career INTs, 3rd-most among active players. Bailey had INT in last game vs. Phi.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (0-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-2)

SERIES

REDSKINS

RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER

 

7-4

STREAKS

 

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Shanahan: 21-7

Allen: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-20 vs. Lions

L 37-21 at Broncos

LAST GAME

12/13/09: Redskins 34 at Raiders 13. Washington QB Jason Campbell throws 2 TD passes to TE Fred Davis. Redskins RB Quinton Ganther rushes for 50 yards & adds 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/13/09

BROADCAST

FOX (1:25 PM PT): Dick Stockton, Rondé Barber, Kris Budden (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 157 (Was.), 85 (Oak.). XM: 228 (Oak.).

STATS

PASSING

Griffin III: 88-139-975-5-4-84.1

Pryor: 53-81-624-2-2-86.7

RUSHING

A. Morris: 40-225-5.6-2 (T3L)

Pryor (QB): 26-198-7.6-0

RECEIVING

Garcon: 23 (T2C)-280-12.2-1

D. Moore: 11-167-15.2-2

OFFENSE

408.0

351.3

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-1

DEFENSE

488.0

352.7

SACKS

Kerrigan: 3

Houston, Hunter: 2

INTs

Hall: 1

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PUNTING

Rocca: 41.6

King: 50.7 (1L)

KICKING

Potter: 10 (4/4 PAT; 2/3 FG)

Janikowski: 21 (6/6 PAT; 5/7 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: Since 2012, QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III is only NFL player with 4,000 pass yards (4,175) & 850 rush yards (877). In 3 games vs. AFC, has 0 INTs (94 att.)…RB ALFRED MORRIS has rushed for 70 yards in 17 of 20 career games (incl. playoffs) with 8 100-yard games. Since Week 12, has rushed for 969 yards (107.7 per game) & 10 TDs. His 10 TDs are most in NFL & his 969 yards rank 2nd. In 4 games vs. AFC, has rushed for 353 yards (88.3 per game) & 4 TDs…WR PIERRE GARÇON is 1 of 2 players in NFC (JULIO JONES) with 7 catches in all 3 games to start 2013. Had TD catch in only game vs. Oak. (12/26/10 with Ind.). TE FRED DAVIS had career-high 2 TDs in last meeting. WR SANTANA MOSS needs 113 yards to reach 10,000 career rec. yards. In past 3 vs. Oak., has 14 catches for 257 yards (85.7 per game) & TD…LB BRIAN ORAKPO had career-high 4 sacks in last meeting, 1 of 6 career games with 2 sacks. LB LONDON FLETCHER has played 243 consecutive games. Had sack last week. Since entering NFL in 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only player in NFL with 10 sacks (19) & 2 INT-TDs (2). Has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 5. CB DE ANGELO HALL had 3 INTs in 8 games for Oak. in 2008. Had 17-yard INT-TD last week…RAIDERS: Rank 1st in AFC & 3rd in NFL in rush yards (446)…QB TERRELLE PRYOR had career-highs in passing yards (281), comp. pct. (67.9) & rating (112.4) vs. Broncos, incl. 73-yard TD. Leads NFL QBs with 198 rush yards in 2013…In past 6 vs. NFC, RB DARREN MC FADDEN is averaging 95.5 scrimmage yards per game (573 total). Has rushed for 100 yards or scored rush TD in 3 consecutive games. Threw 16-yard TD pass to FB MARCEL REECE, McFadden’s 1st career completion. Reece aims for 3rd game in row with TD. In last home game vs. NFC (NO on 11/18/12), Reece had career-high 103 rushing yards…WR DENARIUS MOORE has TD reception in 3 of past 4, incl. 73-yarder vs. Broncos…DE LAMARR HOUSTON has sack in 3 of past 4, incl. sack-fumble vs. Broncos. S CHARLES WOODSON ranks 2nd among active players with 55 INTs (ED REED, 61). Leads team with 19 tackles. Has INT & 2 FRs in 3 career games vs. Redskins.

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-1) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (1-2)

SERIES

COWBOYS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

6-3

 

STREAKS

4 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Garrett: 0-0

McCoy: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-7 vs. Rams

L 20-17 at Titans

LAST GAME

12/13/09: Chargers 20 at Cowboys 17. San Diego WR Vincent Jackson has 5 catches for 120 yards. Chargers TE Antonio Gates catches 14-yard TD pass from QB Philip Rivers.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/11/05: Cowboys 28, Chargers 24. Dallas QB Drew Bledsoe passes for 226 & 3 TDs. Cowboys WR Keyshawn Johnson has 5 catches for 65 yards & 2 TDs.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:25 PM PT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (Dal.), 92 (SD). XM: 225 (SD). 

STATS

PASSING

Romo: 83-115-771-6 (T2C)-1-103.9 (3C)

Rivers: 70-100-798-8 (2L)-1-116.2 (2L)

RUSHING

Murray: 58-286-4.9-1

Mathews: 45-164-3.6-0

RECEIVING

Bryant: 17-201-11.8-2

Woodhead (RB): 17-108-6.4-0

OFFENSE

348.3

359.7

TAKE/GIVE

3 (T3C)

-3

DEFENSE

341.0

470.7

SACKS

Ware: 4 (T1C)

Many tied: 1

INTs

3 tied: 1

Thomas: 1

PUNTING

C. Jones: 47.9

Scifres: 44.9

KICKING

Bailey: 29 (1C) (8/8 PAT; 7/8 FG)

Novak: 24 (9/9 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: In only start vs. SD, QB TONY ROMO completed 19 of 30 (63.3 pct.) for 249 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.7 rating. Cowboys are 29-6 (.829) when Romo starts & has 110 rating (min. 15 att.), incl. last week (137.2)…Last week, RB DE MARCO MURRAY had 26 att. for 175 yards & TD. In career, when has 18 att., Cowboys are 11-0. Has 1,253 rush yards (113.9 per game) in those 11…WR DEZ BRYANT aims for 6th in row vs. AFC with TD. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 5 vs. AFC. In those 5, has 42 catches for 490 yards (98 per game). In past 11, has 67 catches for 1,080 yards (97.9 per game) & 12 TDs. TE JASON WITTEN (822) ranks 2nd all-time in receptions by TE. Since 2007, has 570 catches, most by NFL TE. WR MILES AUSTIN had TD catch in last game vs. SD. Rookie TE GAVIN ESCOBAR had 1st career TD (24 yards) last week…Since 2010, DE DE MARCUS WARE has 15 sacks in 13 games vs. AFC. Had 2 sacks last week. Has 115 sacks since entering league in 2005, most in NFL. Since 2010, LB SEAN LEE ranks 2nd among NFL LBs with 7 INTs & 131 INT yards…CHARGERS: Club is averaging 26 points per game in 2013, 2nd-best in AFC…QB PHILIP RIVERS (197) needs 3 TD passes to join JOHN HADL (201) & HOFer DAN FOUTS (254) as only players in franchise history to reach 200 career. In past 2, Rivers has completed 56 of 71 passes (78.9 pct.) for 603 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 120.8 passer rating. In only career start vs. Cowboys, Rivers completed 21 of 32 passes (65.6 pct.) for 272 yards with 1 TD…RB DANNY WOODHEAD has 15 receptions in past 2 games. Has 17 catches in ’13, 3rd-most among NFL RBs…Since entering NFL in ’03, TE ANTONIO GATES has 84 TD receptions, most among NFL TEs. Gates had 14-yard TD reception in only career meeting vs. Cowboys…WR EDDIE ROYAL (5) needs TD catch to surpass career best of 5 in 2008…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 4 sacks in 3 career games vs. Cowboys…CB DEREK COX had career-best 2 INTs against Cowboys on 10/31/10 (w/ Jax.). S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 21 tackles in 2013.

SUNDAY NIGHT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-0) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (1-2)

SERIES

PATRIOTS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 6-6

 

STREAKS

Past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 3-1

Smith: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 23-3 vs. Buccaneers

L 27-23 at Dolphins

LAST GAME

9/27/09: Falcons 10 at Patriots 26. New England TE Chris Baker catches 36-yard TD pass from QB Tom Brady. Patriots RB Fred Taylor adds 105 rush yards & TD. 

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/9/05: Patriots 31, Falcons 28. New England QB Tom Brady completes 22 of 27 (81.5 pct.) for 350 yards & 3 TDs (45, 33, 55). Patriots RB Corey Dillon rushes for 106 yards.

BROADCAST

NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (WW1), 92 (NE), 93 (Atl.). XM: 227 (WW1), 225 (NE), 226 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 73-127-698-5-2-79.4

Ryan: 81-119-909-6 (T2C)-2-100.4

RUSHING

Ridley: 36-121-3.4-0

Jac. Rodgers: 31-102-3.3-0

RECEIVING

Edelman: 27 (1L)-201-7.4-2

J. Jones: 27 (T1L)-373 (1L)-13.8-2

OFFENSE

340.3

379.0

TAKE/GIVE

3

0

DEFENSE

309.0

375.0

SACKS

Cha. Jones: 3

Umenyiora: 2

INTs

Talib: 3 (1L)

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

R. Allen (R): 43.9

Bosher: 47.5

KICKING

Gostkowski: 29 (T2L) (5/5 PAT; 8/9 FG)

Bryant: 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Have won 13 of past 15 road games vs. NFC…QB TOM BRADY has TD pass in 51 consecutive games, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history (DREW BREES, 54). For career, Brady is 3-0 vs. Atl. & has completed 68 of 100 passes for 877 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT & 114.5 rating. Has 36-9 career record (.800) as starter vs. NFC…RB

LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 100-yard rush game vs. Falcons (103 on 12/5/10)…In 3 games vs. NFC in ’12, TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 20 catches for 282 yards (14.1 avg.) with 3 TDs…Rookie WR KENBRELL THOMPKINS had 2 TD catches last week & became 1st undrafted rookie WR to have 2 TD rec. in game since 2010 (BLAIR WHITE)…DE CHANDLER JONES aims for 3rd straight game with sack…CB AQIB TALIB has 2 career INTs vs. Falcons. Has 3 INTs in past 2 games. S DEVIN MC COURTY has 4 career INTs vs. NFC…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has won 10 of his past 12 vs. AFC. Is 34-5 (.872) in home starts & has won 12 of his past 13 starts at home. Has 100 rating in 9 of those 13 contests. In career, when Ryan starts & has 100 rating, Falcons are 33-1 (.971)…RB STEVEN JACKSON leads all active players with 10,215 rush yards…Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), WR RODDY WHITE has 604 receptions, most in NFC. In past 14 vs. AFC, has 101 catches for 1,431 yards (102.2 per game) & 12 TDs. In past 2 at home (incl. playoffs), WR JULIO JONES has 22 catches for 364 yards (182 per game) & 3 TDs. In 7 starts vs. AFC, has 36 catches for 637 yards (91 per game) & 6 TDs. TE TONY GONZALEZ leads all active players with 1,253 catches, 14,361 rec. yards & 104 rec. TDs…Since 2011, S THOMAS DE COUD has 10 INTs, tied for most in NFL by S. Has 4 INTs in past 6 vs. AFC. In past 5 vs. AFC, S WILLIAM MOORE has 3 INTs, FF & FR. In past 2, DE OSI UMENYIORA has 2 sacks & 68-yard INT-TD.

MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 30, 2013

MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-0) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-0)

SERIES

DOLPHINS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

6-4

 

STREAKS

2 of past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philbin: 0-0

Payton: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-23 vs. Falcons

W 31-7 vs. Cardinals

LAST GAME

10/25/09: Saints 46 at Dolphins 34. New Orleans overcomes 10-point 4th-quarter deficit with 2 rush TDs & 54-yard INT-TD by CB Tracy Porter. Saints S Darren Sharper adds INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/30/05: Dolphins 21, Saints 6. Miami QB Gus Frerotte hits WR Chris Chambers for 12-yard TD. Dolphins K Olindo Mare converts 4 FGs (37, 36, 41, 46) & DE Kevin Carter adds safety.

BROADCAST

ESPN (7:40 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Darren Sharper (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Mia.), 86 (NO). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Mia.), 86 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Tannehill: 71-107-827-4-2-94.3 (3C)

Brees: 81-127-1,021 (3L)-6 (T2C)-4-91.4

RUSHING

L. Miller: 32-134-4.2-1

P. Thomas: 25-100-4.0-0

RECEIVING

Hartline: 18-238-13.2-2

Graham (TE): 23 (T2C)-358 (3L)-15.6-4 (1C)

OFFENSE

319.3

404.3

TAKE/GIVE

2

2

DEFENSE

372.0

295.7 (2C)

SACKS

Wake: 2.5

Jordan: 3

INTs

Patterson: 2 (T2L)

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

Fields: 49.0 (3C)

Morstead: 47.4

KICKING

Sturgis (R): 26 (3C) (8/8 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Hartley: 28 (2C) (7/7 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: Club has 78 MNF appearances, most all-time. Aim for 1st 4-0 start since 1995. Seek 3rd straight road win… In past 2 on road, QB RYAN TANNEHILL has completed 47 of 72 passes (65.3 pct.) for 591 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 94.2 rating. Has 105.1 4th qtr. rating, 3rd-best in AFC. Team is 8-1 when he has 90 rating…In past 2, RB LAMAR MILLER is averaging 6 yards/carry (22 att., 131 yards). RB DANIEL THOMAS has rush TD in 2 of past 3…New Orleans native WR MIKE WALLACE has 3 TD rec. in 4 MNF games. In only meeting vs. NO, WR BRIAN HARTLINE had 3 rec. for 94 yards (31.3 avg.)…TE CHARLES CLAY ranks 4th among NFL TEs with 203 rec. yards in ’13. Rookie TE DION SIMS had 1st career rec. last week on GW 1-yard TD catch with :38 left… DE CAMERON WAKE has 8.5 sacks in past 5 vs. NFC…DT RANDY STARKS has 23.5 sacks with Mia., most by Dolphins DT… SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has won 8 in row on MNF, completing 194 of 273 (71.1 pct.) for 2,467 yards with 24 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 120.6 rating. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 34,592 yards & 250 TDs. Has 300 pass yards in 8 games in row, 2nd longest streak all-time. Since 2008, is 31-11 (.738) at home with 13,232 pass yards (315 per game), 120 TDs, 37 INTs & 109.1 rating…Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 177 catches, 1,540 rec. yards & 14 rec. TDs…Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 219 catches & 2,808 yards. Leads NFC TEs with 27 TDs in span. In past 2, has 19 catches for 313 yards (156.5 per game) & 3 TDs. WR MARQUES COLSTON had 5 catches for 72 yards & TD in only meeting. Has 9 TDs in past 8 at home…After 1st Q, NO has allowed 14 points. DE CAMERON JORDAN had 2 sacks last week & has 3 sacks in past 2. Since 2006 (incl. playoffs), S ROMAN HARPER has 18.5 sacks, most by DB.


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