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Week 15 NFL Capsules

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Week 15 NFL Capsules



WEEK 15 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2013

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (6-7) AT DENVER BRONCOS (11-2)

SERIES

CHARGERS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

 

58-48-1

STREAKS

 

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCoy: 0-1

Fox: 5-2

LAST WEEK

W 37-14 vs. Giants

W 51-28 vs. Titans

LAST GAME

11/10/13: Broncos 28 at Chargers 20. Denver WR Demaryius Thomas catches 3 TD passes from QB Peyton Manning (11, 7, 34). Broncos defense records 4 sacks.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/18/12: Broncos 30, Chargers 23. Peyton Manning passes for 270 yards & 3 TDs. Broncos defense forces 3 turnovers (2 INTs, 1 FF).

BROADCAST

NFLN (6:25 PM MT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (SD), 86 (Den.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (SD), 86 (Den.). 

STATS

PASSING

Rivers: 325-462-3,882 (2C)-26 (2C)-9-106.4 (2C)

Manning: 366-539-4,522 (1L)-45 (1L)-9-114.5 (1C)

RUSHING

Mathews: 207-885 (3C)-4.3-4

Moreno: 216-920 (2C)-4.3-10 (T1L)

RECEIVING

Gates (TE): 68-776-11.4-3

D. Thomas: 74-1,149-15.5-11 (T1C)

OFFENSE

400.5 (2C)

465.6 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-2

DEFENSE

382.5

374.2

SACKS

Keiser, Liuget: 4.5

Phillips: 9.5

INTs

Gilchrist: 2

Harris; Trevathan: 3

PUNTING

Scifres: 43.0

Colquitt: 44.1

KICKING

Novak: 112 (T3C) (34/34 PAT; 26/29 FG)

Prater: 119 (T2L) (65/65 PAT; 18/19 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS (3,882) needs 118 pass yards to register 5th 4,000-yard season. For career, Rivers is 5-2 at Den. Has NFL-best 70.3 completion pct. in 2013…RB RYAN MATHEWS needs 115 rush yards to register 2nd career 1,000-yard season (1,091 in 2011). RB DANNY WOODHEAD has NFL-best among RBs in rec. yards (534) & TD catches (6) in 2013 & is tied for league-high among RBs in catches (65). Has 2nd-most TD rec. by Chargers RB in club annals (GARY ANDERSON, 8 in ’86)…TE ANTONIO GATES (9,097) needs 107 rec. yards to surpass HOFer CHARLIE JOINER (9,203) for 2nd-most rec. yards in team history…WR EDDIE ROYAL has career-best 7 TD rec. in 2013. Rookie WR KEENAN ALLEN (61) has most rec. by Chargers rookie. Allen (902) needs 100 rec. yards for most by rookie in club history (JOHN JEFFERSON, 1,001 in 1978)…S ERIC WEDDLE leads SD with 85 tackles…BRONCOS: 5th team ever to score 50 points in 3 different games in same season…QB PEYTON MANNING has passed for 4,522 yards, most ever through 1st 13 games of season. Manning’s 45 TD passes are tied for 5th-most in season in single-season in NFL history. With Den., Manning is 10-0 vs. AFC West with 28 TDs vs. 6 INTs & 117.2 rating…RB KNOWSHON MORENO (920) needs 80 rush yards to register 1st 1,000-yard rush season…Since 2012, WRs ERIC DECKER & DEMARYIUS THOMAS have 21 TD rec. apiece, tied for most among NFL WRs. Decker has 5 TD rec. in past 2. Last week, TE JULIUS THOMAS (11) surpassed HOFer SHANNON SHARPE (10 in ’96 & ’98) for most TD rec. by Den. TE in season. Den. is 1st team in NFL history to have 4 players score at least 10 TDs in same season…DE SHAUN PHILLIPS (9) needs 3 sacks to surpass career-best of 11.5 in ’06 (w/ SD)…K MATT PRATER converted 64-yard FG vs. Ten., longest in NFL history.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2013

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-10) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (3-10)

SERIES

REDSKINS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

14-7-1

 

STREAKS

 

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Shanahan: 4-3

Smith: 2-0

LAST WEEK

L 45-10 vs. Chiefs

L 22-21 at Packers

LAST GAME

10/7/12: Falcons 24 at Redskins 17. Atlanta scores 17 4th-quarter points as QB Matt Ryan throws 18-yard TD to WR Julio Jones. Falcons RB Michael Turner adds 13-yard TD run.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/8/09: Falcons 31, Redskins 17. Atlanta opens 24-3 halftime lead en route to win. Falcons RB Michael Turner rushes for 166 yards & 2 TDs while CB Tye Hill adds 62-yd. INT-TD.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Heath Evans, Molly McGrath (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Was.), 85 (Atl.). XM: 228 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING

Griffin III: 274-456-3,203-16-12-82.2

Ryan: 345-525-3,677 (3C)-21-13-89.0

RUSHING

A. Morris: 218-1,027-4.7-6

Jackson: 112-410-3.7-3

RECEIVING

Garçon: 89 (1C)-1,017-11.4-3

Douglas: 68-926-13.6-2

OFFENSE

376.2

349.1

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-11

DEFENSE

372.0

379.4

SACKS

Orakpo: 8.5

Umenyiora: 6.5

INTs

Hall: 3

Alford (R): 2

PUNTING

Rocca: 41.6

Bosher: 45.8

KICKING

Forbath: 55 (22/22 PAT; 11/15 FG)

Bryant: 88 (31/31 PAT; 19/22 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III has career-high 3,203 pass yards, his 2nd consecutive 3,000-yard season…RB ALFRED MORRIS rushed for 115 yards in only meeting. Has 1,027 rush yards, his 2nd consecutive 1,000-yard season…WR PIERRE GARÇON leads NFC with career-high 89 catches. Has 1,017 rec. yards, his 1st career 1,000-yard season. Has 5 catches in all 13 games in 2013. TE JORDAN REED leads NFC rookies with 45 catches. TE LOGAN PAULSEN aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR SANTANA MOSS had 77-yard TD in last game vs. Atl…LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 8.5 sacks & 4 FFs in past 15. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 players in NFL with 20 sacks (22.5) & 2 INT-TDs (2). Had 28-yard INT-TD in last meeting. LB LONDON FLETCHER has played in 253 consecutive games, 1 of 4 players in NFL history with 250 in a row. In last game vs. Atl., had 20 tackles. Leads team with 93 tackles. LB PERRY RILEY, JR. ranks 2nd on club with 92 tackles. LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 5.5 sacks in past 5…FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 2-0 vs. Was. In last meeting, passed for 345 yards & 2 TDs. In career, when Ryan starts & has 100 rating, Atl. is 34-2 (.944)…In 12/24/06 game vs. Was. (with StL), RB STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 150 yards with TD & had 102 rec. yards with TD. Since 1960, is 1 of 6 players in NFL with 150 rush yards, 100 rec. yards, rush TD & rec. TD in same game…TE TONY GONZALEZ has catch in 208 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history. Has TD in 3 of 4 meetings. In last game vs. Was., had 13 catches for 123 yards & TD. WR RODDY WHITE has 18 catches for 217 yards (108.5 per game) in past 2. WR DREW DAVIS had TD last week…LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON had 71-yard INT-TD last week, team’s 2nd 65 yard INT-TD this year (DE OSI UMENYIORA, 68 yards). Rookie LB PAUL WORRILOW leads team with 101 tackles. Rookie CBs DESMOND TRUFANT (14) & ROBERT ALFORD (7) lead team in PD.

CHICAGO BEARS (7-6) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-9)

SERIES

BEARS

BROWNS

SERIES LEADER

 

9-5

STREAKS

2 of past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Trestman: 0-0

Chudzinski: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 45-28 vs. Cowboys

L 27-26 at Patriots

LAST GAME

11/1/09: Browns 6 at Bears 30. Chicago RB Matt Forté rushes for 90 yards & 2 TDs. Bears defense forces 5 turnovers (3 FRs, 2 INTs), including CB Charles Tillman’s 21-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/9/05: Browns 20, Bears 10. Cleveland QB Trent Dilfer throws for 218 yards & 2 4th-quarter TDs to WR Antonio Bryant (33, 28). Browns defense hold Bears to 90 pass yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi.), 158 (Cle.). XM: 229 (Cle.). 

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 167-265-1,908-13-8-88.4 OR

McCown: 147-220-1,809-13-1-109.8 (3L)

Campbell: 116-197-1,324-9-3-88.0

RUSHING

Forté: 234-1,073 (3C)-4.6-7

McGahee: 138-377-2.7-2

RECEIVING

Marshall: 84 (2C)-1,090 (3C)-13.0-9

Cameron (TE): 72-825-11.5-7

OFFENSE

389.8

344.7

TAKE/GIVE

7

-7

DEFENSE

381.5

320.4 (2C)

SACKS

Peppers: 6.5

Mingo (R): 5

INTs

Jennings: 3

Haden: 4 (T2C)

PUNTING

Podlesh: 41.6

Lanning: 44.1

KICKING

Gould: 108  (3C) (36/37 PAT; 24/27 FG)

Cundiff: 80 (26/26 PAT; 18/23 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JOSH MC COWN had 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) last week & 141.9 rating. Is 2nd in NFC with 109.8 rating with 13 TDs vs. 1 INT. QB JAY CUTLER is 2-0 vs. Browns. In only start at Cle. (11/6/08 with Den.), passed for 447 yards with 3 TDs & 107.9 rating…In only meeting, RB MATT FORTÉ had 121 scrimmage yards (90 rush, 31 rec.) & 2 rush TDs. Has 1,073 rush & 518 rec. yards & is only Bear with 2 such seasons…WRs ALSHON JEFFERY (1,193) & BRANDON MARSHALL (1,090) have combined for 2,283 rec. yards, most by duo in NFL. Jeffery has 62 catches for 1,089 yards & 6 TDs in past 10. Marshall has 2,598 rec. yards, most by Bear in 1st 2 seasons with team…DE JULIUS PEPPERS aims for 3rd in row vs. Cle. with sack. In last meeting (10/8/06 with Car.), had sack, FF & FR. Since entering NFL in 2002, has 118 sacks, 2nd most in NFL. In past 7 vs. AFC, CB TIM JENNINGS has 4 INTs, 2 FFs & FR. Since 2012, ties for 1st in NFL with 12 INTs. S MAJOR WRIGHT leads team with 79 tackles…BROWNS:  QB JASON CAMPBELL spent 2012 w/ Bears. Had career-best 391 pass yards last week with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 116.8 rating. Has completed 37 of 57 passes (64.9 pct.) for 386 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 101.9 rating in 2 starts at home this season…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE ranks 3rd among active players w/ 65 rush TDs (ADRIAN PETERSON, 86; MAURICE JONES-DREW, 68)…WR JOSH GORDON has 774 rec. yards in past 4, most in any 4-game span in single-season in NFL history. Aims for 5th straight game with at least 125 rec. yards (125, 237, 261, 151). Averages NFL-best 127.3 rec. yards per game in 2013. Has 1,400 rec. yards, most in single-season in Browns history. Averages 97.7 rec. yards per game in 3 games vs. NFC in 2013…TE JORDAN CAMERON has 7 TD rec., tied for 2nd-most by TE in season in club history (OZZIE NEWSOME, 9 in 1979). Has 4 TDs in 3 games vs. NFC this season…LB BARKEVIOUS MINGO (5) is tied for 1st among AFC rookies in sacks.

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-11) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-5)

SERIES

TEXANS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

 

19-4

STREAKS

 

Past 2 & 10 of past 13

COACHES VS. OPP.

Phillips: 4-4

Pagano: 2-1

LAST WEEK

L 27-20 at Jaguars

L 42-28 at Bengals

LAST GAME

11/3/13: Colts 27 at Texans 24. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws 3 2nd-half TDs to WR T.Y. Hilton as Colts overcome 18-point deficit.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/30/12: Colts 28, Texans 16. Rookie QB Andrew Luck throws 70-yard TD pass to Indianapolis rookie WR T.Y. Hilton. Colts RB Deji Karim scores on 101-yard KR-TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 137 (Hou.), 108 (Ind.). XM: 230 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING

Keenum: 119-219-1,592-9-4-83.7

Luck: 272-464-3,119-19-8-85.4

RUSHING

Tate: 165-699-4.2-4

Richardson: 145-431-3.0-2

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 95 (1L)-1,277 (3L)-13.4-5

Hilton: 58-798-13.8-5

OFFENSE

368.4

337.8

TAKE/GIVE

-14

6 (T2C)

DEFENSE

302.2 (1C)

372.1

SACKS

Watt: 9.5

Mathis: 15.5 (1L)

INTs

Joseph: 2

Vaughn: 3

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.8 (3C)

McAfee: 46.0

KICKING

Bullock: 90 (24/24 PAT; 22/31 FG)

Vinatieri: 105 (27/27 PAT; 26/30 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: QB CASE KEENUM has 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 87.6 rating in 3 career starts on road. In last game vs. Ind., Keenum passed for career-high 350 yards & tied career-best with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 123.4 rating…RB BEN TATE has 1 100-yard rush game vs. Colts (9/11/11). Needs rush TD to surpass career-high of 4 in 2011…Last week, WR ANDRE JOHNSON had 13 catches for 154 yards & registered his 10th career game with at least 10 rec. for 150 rec. yards, tying HOFer JERRY RICE for most such games in NFL history. For career, Johnson averages 6 rec. per game, best in NFL history (min. 100 games). Had 229 rec. yards with 9 catches (25.4 avg.) incl. franchise-record 3 TD rec. in last game vs. Ind. Aims for 4th game in row with 100 rec. yards vs. Colts. WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS is averaging 30.6 yards per catch in past 2 (5 catches, 153 yards). Is 2nd among NFL rookies in rec. yards (707)…Since 2012, DE J.J. WATT leads NFL w/ 30 sacks. Has 5 sacks in 5 career games vs. Ind…COLTS: Club is 11-0 all-time vs. Texans at home…Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK (7,493) surpassed HOFer DAN MARINO (7,294) for 3rd-most passing yards in 1st 2 seasons of career in NFL history. Posted 1st career game with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs last week. For career, Luck is 2-1 vs. Hou. with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 94.5 rating. Luck (10) has most game-winning drives by QB in 4th qtr./OT in 1st 2 seasons of career since ’70… RB DONALD BROWN is averaging career-best 5.2 yards per carry in 2013…WR T.Y. HILTON (798) needs 63 rec. yards to surpass rookie total in 2012 (861). Has 4 100-yard rec. games in ’13. Had 121 rec. yards & tied career-best with 3 TD rec. in last game vs. Hou. Last week, WR DA’RICK ROGERS (107) became 1st undrafted Colts rookie w/ 100-yard rec. game. WR LA VON BRAZILL had career-high 2 TD rec. vs. Cin…TE COBY FLEENER has career-best in catches (44), rec. yards (544) & TDs (4) in 2013…LB ROBERT MATHIS (15.5) needs sack to surpass DWIGHT FREENEY (16 in 2004) for most sacks by Colt in season since 1982. Has 15.5 career sacks vs. Texans, most against any team.

BUFFALO BILLS (4-9) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (4-9)

SERIES

BILLS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

6-5

 

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Marrone: 0-0

Bradley: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-6 at Buccaneers

W 27-20 vs. Texans

LAST GAME

12/2/12: Jaguars 18 at Bills 34. Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick accounts for 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush). Bills RB Fred Jackson rushes for 109 yards & RB C.J. Spiller adds 44-yard TD run.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/22/09: Jaguars 18, Bills 15. Jacksonville QB David Garrard connects with WR Mike Sims-Walker for TD with 0:56 remaining. Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew adds 3-yard TD run.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 136 (Buf.), 157 (Jax.). XM: 231 (Jax.). 

STATS

PASSING

Manuel (R): 163-282-1,779-9-8-75.4

Henne: 230-382-2,436-8-10-74.9

RUSHING

Spiller: 149-678-4.6-2

Jones-Drew: 208-719-3.5-5

RECEIVING

Johnson: 51-593-11.6-3

Shorts: 66-777-11.8-3

OFFENSE

327.8

285.2

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-2

DEFENSE

345.8

383.0

SACKS

M. Williams: 12 (3L)

Babin: 5.5

INTs

Alonso (R), Byrd: 4 (T2C)

Gratz, Posluszny: 2

PUNTING

Moorman: 41.4

Anger: 45.7

KICKING

Carpenter: 101 (26/26 PAT; 25/27 FG)

Scobee: 75 (18/18 PAT; 19/21 FG)

NOTES

BILLS:  Rookie QB EJ MANUEL (9) needs 2 TD passes for most by Bills rookie (DENNIS SHAW, 10 in 1970). Has 1,089 passing yards with 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 80.5 rating vs. AFC…Bills avg. 133.6 rush yards per game, 2nd-best in AFC…RB C.J. SPILLER averages 5.7 yards per carry in 2 career games vs. Jax. RB FRED JACKSON (4,876) needs 124 rush yards to join HOFers THURMAN THOMAS & O.J. SIMPSON as only Bills to reach 5,000 rush yards…WR STEVIE JOHNSON (300) needs 3 catches for 6th most in franchise history (PETE METZELAARS, 302). Has 3 TD catches in 2 career games vs. Jaguars. Rookie WR MARQUISE GOODWIN has 3 TDs of 40 yards (40, 59, 43)…Defense has NFL-best 44 sacks…DE MARIO WILLIAMS (12) needs 2.5 sacks to surpass career best of 14 in ’07. DTs MARCELL DAREUS & KYLE WILLIAMS have career-best 7 sacks apiece in 2013…Since entering NFL in 2009, S JAIRUS BYRD has 22 INTs, 2nd-most in NFL…JAGUARS:  Club has won 4 of past 5 games…In past 3 wins, QB CHAD HENNE has 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 82.5 passer rating. Is 1-1 with 88.6 rating in 2 starts at home vs. Bills…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 4 rush TDs in 5 career games against Buf. Jones-Drew rushed for at least 100 yards (103) for 27th time last week & Jaguars are 19-8 (.704) in such games. Is averaging 88 rush yards per game in past 3. Has 68 rush TDs, most in club annals & 2nd-most among active players (ADRIAN PETERSON, 86). Has 81 total TDs (68 rush, 11 rec. 2 return), most in Jaguars history…WR CECIL SHORTS aims for 3rd straight game with TD rec. Shorts (777) needs 223 receiving yards to become 1st Jaguar to reach 1,000-yard mark since 2005 (JIMMY SMITH, 1,023). Rookie WR ACE SANDERS caught 21-yard TD last week…TE MARCEDES LEWIS aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD reception…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY (126) has reached 100 tackles for 6th consecutive season…DEs JASON BABIN (3.5) & ANDRE BRANCH (3) have totaled 6.5 sacks in past 4…CB ALAN BALL & LB GENO HAYES posted 1st INTs of season last week.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-3) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-6)

SERIES

PATRIOTS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

 

49-44

STREAKS

Past 7 & 17 of past 22

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 18-11

Philbin: 0-3

LAST WEEK

W 27-26 vs. Browns

W 34-28 at Steelers

LAST GAME

10/27/13: Dolphins 17 at Patriots 27. New England scores 24 2nd-half points to overcome 14-point halftime deficit. Patriots RBs Brandon Bolden & Stevan Ridley each rush for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/2/12: Patriots 23, Dolphins 16. New England WR Wes Welker has 12 catches for 103 yards & TD. Stevan Ridley adds 71 rush yards & TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Rod Woodson. SIRIUS: 132 (NE), 86 (Mia.). XM: 86 (Mia.). 

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 318-523-3,685-21-9-88.3

Tannehill: 300-484-3,315-20-14-84.0

RUSHING

Ridley: 143-611-4.3-7 (T3C)

L. Miller: 1142-567-4.0-2

RECEIVING

Edelman: 76-775-10.2-5

Hartline: 67-855-12.8-4

OFFENSE

385.9 (3C)

324.8

TAKE/GIVE

6 (T2C)

2

DEFENSE

372.3

348.7

SACKS

Cha. Jones: 10.5

Vernon: 11.5 (3C)

INTs

Talib: 4 (T2C)

Grimes, Patterson: 4 (T2C)

PUNTING

Allen (R): 45.4

Fields: 48.7 (T2L)

KICKING

Gostkowski: 125 (1L) (35/35 PAT; 30/32 FG)

Sturgis (R): 104 (29/29 PAT; 25/33 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Have won 17 of past 18 in Dec…NE is 1st team since 2000 Chiefs to win 3 in row by overcoming 10 point deficit in each game…Patriots have 10 wins for 11 consecutive seasons, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history (1983-98 49ers, 16)…For career, QB TOM BRADY is 17-6 vs. Dolphins & has 40 TDs vs. 19 INTs & 90.2 rating. In past 5 at Mia., Brady has 14 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 118.4 rating. Brady’s 146 wins are 5th-most all-time by starting QB in regular season. Brady has 43-6 (.878) career record in Dec., highest in SB era among QBs (min. 10 starts). In past 3 in 2nd half/OT, Brady has completed 67 of 89 passes (75.8 pct.) for 849 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 127 rating…Last week, RB SHANE VEREEN had single-game best among RBs in franchise history in catches (12) & rec. yards (153)…WR JULIAN EDELMAN is averaging 91.7 rec. yards per game in past 3. DE CHANDLER JONES has career-high 10.5 sacks in 2013…LBs ROB NINKOVICH & BRANDON SPIKES are tied for team-best with 78 tackles…S DEVIN MC COURTY has 2 career INTs vs. Mia…DOLPHINS: Club needs win to surpass last year’s win total of 7…QB RYAN TANNEHILL (3,315) needs 185 passing yards to join HOFer DAN MARINO & CHAD PENNINGTON as only QBs in Dolphins history to reach 3,500. Is 1st Dolphin QB to pass for 3,000 yards in 1st 2 seasons of career...RB DANIEL THOMAS had season-best 105 rush yards on 16 att. (6.6 avg.) with TD last week. RB LAMAR MILLER totaled 112 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 23 receiving) in last game vs. NE…WR MIKE WALLACE has 1 career 100-yard rec. game vs. NE (w/ Pit. on 11/14/10). WR BRAIN HARTLINE (67) needs 8 catches to surpass career-high of 74 in 2012…TE CHARLES CLAY had game-winning 12-yard TD rec. vs. Pit. Clay (60) is tied for 3rd-most catches by Dolphins TE in club annals…LB OLIVIER VERNON has career-best 11.5 sacks in 2013. Aims for 5th straight game with sack…Last week, DE CAMERON WAKE (50.5) joined JASON TAYLOR, JEFF CROSS & TRACE ARMSTRONG as only Dolphins to reach 50 career sacks since 1982.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (8-5) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (3-9-1)

SERIES

EAGLES

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

 

12-9

STREAKS

3 of past 4, 7 of past 10

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kelly: 0-0

Frazier: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 34-20 vs. Lions

L 29-26 at Ravens

LAST GAME

12/28/10: Vikings 24 at Eagles 14. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson & QB Joe Webb each rush for TD. Vikings CB Antoine Winfield recovers fumble & returns 45 yards for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/28/07: Eagles 23, Vikings 16. Philadelphia RB Brian Westbrook scores on rushing TD & receiving TD. Eagles WR Reggie Brown has 105 receiving yards. 

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (Phi.), 92 (Min.). XM: 225 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING

Foles: 135-218-1,970-20-1-120.0 (1L)

Cassel: 94-159-1,122-7-4-84.9

RUSHING

McCoy: 261-1,305 (1L)-5.0-7

Peterson: 268-1,221 (2L)-4.6-10 (T1L)

RECEIVING

Jackson: 65-1,080-16.6-8

Jennings: 48-570-11.9-3

OFFENSE

409.3 (3L)

346.1

TAKE/GIVE

9

-7

DEFENSE

398.1

401.2

SACKS

Cole: 5

Allen, Robison: 7

INTs

Boykin: 4

Greenway: 3

PUNTING

Jones: 44.9

Locke (R): 44.8

KICKING

Henery: 88 (34/34 PAT; 18/23 FG)

Walsh: 105 (33/34 PAT; 24/27 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES: Aim for 6th win in row…QB NICK FOLES leads NFL with 120 rating, 9.04 avg. gain & 9.2 TD pct. Has 20 TDs vs. 1 INT…RB LE SEAN MC COY leads NFL with 1,744 scrimmage yards & 1,305 rush yards. Rushed for team-record 217 yards & 2 TDs last week. McCoy (57 & 40 yards) & CHRIS POLK (38) had 3 TD runs in 4th Q last week & Eagles are 1st team with 3 30 yard TD runs in same Q in NFL history. Eagles lead NFL in rush offense (158.5)…WR DE SEAN JACKSON had TD last week. Among active players (min. 300 catches), ranks 2nd in NFL with 17.3 avg. (339 rec., 5,865 yards). In past 5, WR RILEY COOPER has 17 catches for 400 yards (23.5 avg.) & 5 TDs. Leads NFC with 19.3 avg…Eagles are 1 of 2 teams in NFL with 1,000-yard rusher (McCoy) & receiver (Jackson)…LB DE MECO RYANS leads team with 110 tackles. LB CONNOR BARWIN had FF & FR last week. LB TRENT COLE has 4 sacks in past 3. Has 3 sacks in past 2 meetings. CB BRANDON BOYKIN leads team with career-high 4 INTs. CB BRADLEY FLETCHER has club-best 15 PD…VIKINGS: QB MATT CASSEL had 2 TDs, 0 INTs & 124.5 rating in only start vs. Phi. (9/27/09 with KC)…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 201 rush yards (100.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 meetings (incl. playoffs). Since entering NFL in 2007, leads NFL with 10,070 rush yards & 86 rush TDs…Rookie WR-KR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 5 catches for career-high 141 yards & TD (79 yards) last week. Leads NFL with 33.3 KR avg. & 2 KR-TDs. Only player in NFL with rec. (2), rush (1) & KR (2) TD. WR GREG JENNINGS had 5 catches for 82 yards & TD (32 yards) in last meeting (9/12/10 with GB). WR JEROME SIMPSON had TD catch last week…Since entering NFL in 2004, DE JARED ALLEN has NFL-best 124 sacks. In 3 meetings (incl. playoffs), has 4 sacks, 2 FFs & FR. Aims for 4th in row vs. Phi. with sack. DE BRIAN ROBISON has 6 sacks in past 6 & aims for 5th in row with sack. LB CHAD GREENWAY leads team with 116 tackles. Aims for 3rd game in row with sack or INT. LB AUDIE COLE has 34 tackles in past 3 games.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (11-2) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (5-8)

SERIES

SEAHAWKS

GIANTS

SERIES LEADER

 

9-6

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Carroll: 2-1

Coughlin: 3-6

LAST WEEK

L 19-17 at 49ers

L 37-14 at Chargers

LAST GAME

10/9/11: Seahawks 36 at Giants 25. Seattle rookie WR Doug Baldwin has 8 receptions for 136 yards & TD. Seahawks rookie CB Brandon Browner seals win with 94-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/9/11

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Sea.), 113 (NYG). XM: 234 (NYG).

STATS

PASSING

Wilson: 213-330-2,871-23-7-106.5

Manning: 266-454-3,254-16-20-74.2

RUSHING

Lynch: 244-1,042-4.3-10 (T1L)

A. Brown: 99-424-4.3-3

RECEIVING

Tate: 52-710-13.7-4

Cruz: 71-973-13.7-4

OFFENSE

356.6

321.7

TAKE/GIVE

12 (T3L)

-13

DEFENSE

287.1 (1L)

337.2

SACKS

Avril: 7.5

Tuck: 8.5

INTs

Sherman, Thomas: 4

Rolle: 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Ryan: 42.6

Weatherford: 47.2 (3C)

KICKING

Hauschka: 119 (1C) (38/38 PAT; 27/28 FG)

J. Brown: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/20 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: Have clinched playoff spot & control destiny for No. 1 seed…QB RUSSELL WILSON has 22 wins in 1st 2 seasons, tied for most in SB era. Has 49 career pass TDs & can become 3rd in NFL history with 50 pass TDs in 1st 2 seasons…In last game at NYG, RB MARSHAWN LYNCH had 131 scrimmage yards (16 touches, 8.2 avg.) & rush TD. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 3,573 rush yards & 30 rush TDs…WR DOUG BALDWIN had career-high 8 catches & 136 yards with TD in last meeting. WR-PR GOLDEN TATE is only player in NFL with 700 rec. (710) & 400 PR (467) yards…Team has 28 takeaways, tied for 2nd most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 16 INTs. S EARL THOMAS is only NFL player with 80 tackles (85), 4 INTs (4) & 2 FFs (2). Had INT & FR in last game vs. NYG. Since 2011, DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 2 in NFL with 25 sacks (28) & 12 FF (12). Has 5.5 sacks in past 7. DE CHRIS CLEMONS had 2 sacks & FF in last game vs. NYG. Had sack last week. S KAM CHANCELLOR had INT & FR in last meeting…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has 2 pass TDs in all 5 meetings. In last game vs. Sea., passed for 420 yards. Has 114.8 rating in past 3 meetings. Has started 148 consecutive games, longest active streak by QB…RB ANDRE BROWN has 11 rush TDs in his past 14. In his last home game vs. Sea., RB BRANDON JACOBS rushed for 136 yards & 2 TDs. RB PEYTON HILLIS had rush TD last week…WR VICTOR CRUZ had 8 catches for 161 yards (20.1 avg.) & TD (68 yards) in last meeting. WR HAKEEM NICKS aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with TD. In 2 meetings, has 10 catches for 193 yards (96.5 per game) & 2 TDs. WR RUEBEN RANDLE has 6 rec. TDs in past 9. TE BRANDON MYERS aims for 4th in row with TD…DE JUSTIN TUCK has 7 sacks in past 3. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 2 sacks in last meeting. S ANTREL ROLLE has 4 INTs, 2 sacks & FF in past 7. Leads team with 77 tackles & 10 PD. CB PRINCE AMUKAMARA is 2nd on team with 72 tackles & 9 PD. CB COREY WEBSTER has INT in 2 of past 4 vs. Sea. DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack. DT CULLEN JENKINS has 3 sacks in past 3 games.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (9-4) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (4-9)

SERIES

49ERS

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

16-4

 

STREAKS

3 of past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 1-0

Schiano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 19-17 vs. Seahawks

W 27-6 vs. Bills

LAST GAME

10/9/11: Buccaneers 3 at 49ers 48. San Francisco QB Alex Smith thows 3 TDs, 2 to TE Vernon Davis & 1 to TE Delanie Walker. 49ers RB Frank Gore runs for 125 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/21/04: Buccaneers 35, 49ers 3. Tampa Bay WR Joe Jurevicius catches 2 TDs (9, 42) from QB Brian Griese. Buccaneers RB Michael Pittman rushes for  2 TDs & 106 yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Rondé Barber, Kris Budden (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 117 (SF), 93 (TB). XM: 226 (TB). 

STATS

PASSING

Kaepernick: 190-332-2,487-16-8-87.0

Glennon (R): 191-315-2,052-15-7-86.4

RUSHING

Gore: 220-931-4.2-8 (3C)

Rainey: 108-467-4.3-4

RECEIVING

Boldin: 67-915-13.7-5

Jackson: 64-1,033-16.1-6

OFFENSE

311.5

291.5

TAKE/GIVE

6

13 (1C)

DEFENSE

308.0 (3C)

342.1

SACKS

Brooks: 8.5

McCoy: 7

INTs

Brock: 4

David: 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Lee: 48.7 (1C)

Koenen: 43.5

KICKING

Dawson: 104 (35/35 PAT; 23/26 FG)

Lindell: 86 (26/26 PAT; 20/26 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has 103.2 rating in past 3. Incl. playoffs, when Kaepernick starts & has 100 rating, 49ers are 10-0…RB FRANK GORE rushed for 125 yards & TD in last meeting. Rushed for 110 yards last week. Needs 69 rush yards for 7th 1,000-yard season…TE VERNON DAVIS had 2 TDs in last game vs. TB. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 47 TDs. Has 9 TDs in past 10. Aims for 5th in row with TD. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN aims for 4th in row with 90 yards. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE is averaging 18 yards per catch in 2 games this year…LB NA VORRO BOWMAN leads team with 118 tackles. In 3 meetings, LB PATRICK WILLIS has 45 tackles, 4 sacks, FF & FR. Since entering NFL in 2007, is only player with 18 sacks (19.5), 15 FF (16) & 7 INTs (7). LB AHMAD BROOKS has 5 sacks in past 5. DT JUSTIN SMITH has 4 sacks in 5 career games vs. TB. LB ALDON SMITH had 2 sacks in last meeting. Rookie S ERIC REID is only NFC player with 3 INTs & 2 FR. CB TRAMAINE BROCK leads team with 4 INTs & 11 PD. CB CARLOS ROGERS had 31-yard INT-TD in last meeting…BUCCANEERS: Have won 4 of past 5…Rookie QB MIKE GLENNON has 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs in past 8…RB BOBBY RAINEY had 80-yard rush TD last week & 127 yards. Has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 at home. Has 335 rush yards (111.7 per game) in those 3…In last game vs. SF (12/16/10 with SD), WR VINCENT JACKSON had 5 catches for 112 yards & 3 TDs. Among active players (min. 200 catches), has NFL-best 17.6 avg. (408 catches, 7,171 yards)…T DONALD PENN had TD catch vs. SF (11/21/10)…LB LAVONTE DAVID had 2 INTs & sack last week. Is only player in NFL with 100 tackles (116), 5 sacks (6) & 5 INTs (5). Aims for 4th in row with INT. S MARK BARRON is 2nd on club with 86 tackles. Is only S with 80 tackles, 2 INTs (2) & 2 sacks (2). DT GERALD MC COY has 5 sacks in past 3 at home. Had sack in 11/21/10 meeting. When CB DARRELLE REVIS has INT (incl. playoffs), his teams are 17-3 (.850). CB JOHNTHAN BANKS has 3 INTs, tied for most by NFC rookie.

NEW YORK JETS (6-7) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (9-4)

SERIES

JETS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

3-2

 

STREAKS

3-2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 1-0

Rivera: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 37-27 vs. Raiders

L 31-13 at Saints

LAST GAME

11/29/09: Panthers 6 at Jets 17. New York CB Darrelle Revis records 2 INTs, including 67-yard INT-TD. Jets S Kerry Rhodes adds 2 INTs as defense only allows 179 total net yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/13/05: Panthers 30, Jets 3. Carolina RB Stephen Davis totals 81 rushing yards & TD. Panthers LB Will Witherspoon has 35-yard INT-TD & CB Ken Lucas forces 2 INTs. 

BROADCAST

CBS (4:05 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One: Dave Sims, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 117 (NYJ), 112 (Car.). XM: 232 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING

Smith (R): 195-352-2,475-9-20-62.4

Newton: 248-400-2,776-20-11-87.9

RUSHING

Ivory: 146-639-4.4-3

D. Williams: 164-662-4.0-2

RECEIVING

Kerley: 32-388-12.1-3

S. Smith: 60-681-11.4-4

OFFENSE

307.5

320.9

TAKE/GIVE

-18

10

DEFENSE

337.5

296.2 (2L)

SACKS

Wilkerson: 10

Johnson: 8.5

INTs

Cromartie: 3

Mitchell: 4

PUNTING

Quigley: 45.9

Nortman: 47.3 (2C)

KICKING

Folk: 104 (20/20 PAT; 28/29 FG)

Gano: 94 (34/34 PAT; 20/23 FG)

NOTES

JETS: Have won 3 of past 4 vs. Panthers…Last week, QB GENO SMITH (2,475) set franchise rookie record for most passing yards (MARK SANCHEZ, 2,444 in 2009). Club is 4-0 when Smith has 80 rating. Had career-high 50 rush yards with TD vs. Raiders…RB CHRIS IVORY has 1 career 100-yard rush game vs. Car. (w/ NO on 1/1/12)…WR SANTONIO HOLMES averages 23.8 yards per catch this season. WR JEREMY KERLEY has career-best 3 TD rec. in 2013…TE KELLEN WINSLOW (3) had season-long 30-yard rec. last week…T D’BRICKASHAW FERGUSON has made 125 consecutive regular season starts since entering NFL in 2009, 1st player in Jets history to accomplish feat…Defense allows fewest rush yards per game (82.6) in AFC…DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has career-best 10 sacks this season & is 1st Jet since 2005 to register 10 sacks (JOHN ABRAHAM, 10.5)…LB CALVIN PACE has tied career-best with 8 sacks in 2013 (8 in 2009)…S ED REED had 62nd career INT last week, most among active players…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON is only player with 50 pass (60) & 25 rush (28) TDs in 1st 3 NFL seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 17 runs for 10 yards. RB MIKE TOLBERT has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in past 9…WR STEVE SMITH had TD last week. Is 1 of 2 players in NFL history (TIM BROWN) with 800 catches (832), rec. TD (67), rush TD (2), PR-TD (4) & KR-TD (2). WR BRANDON LA FELL has 13 career rec. TDs & averages 27.1 yards per TD (352 yards). TE GREG OLSEN has TD in 4 of past 7. Has 6 TDs in past 7 vs. AFC. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with TD. WR-KR TEDD GINN, JR. has 4 TDs (2 rec., 2 KR) in past 4 vs. NYJ…Lead NFL in fewest points allowed (188). DE GREG HARDY has 16 sacks in past 22. Since entering NFL in 2012, LB LUKE KUECHLY leads NFL with 277 tackles. LB THOMAS DAVIS is 2nd on team with 99 tackles (Kuechly, 113). Since 2010, DE CHARLES JOHNSON is 1 of 2 in NFC with 40 sacks (41.5) & 10 FFs (10). S MIKE MITCHELL is only player in NFL with 4 INTs (4), 2 sacks (2.5) & 2 FFs (2).

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (4-9)

SERIES

CHIEFS

RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER

54-50-2

 

STREAKS

 

8 of past 12

COACHES VS. OPP.

Reid: 2-2

Allen: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 45-10 at Redskins

L 37-27 at Jets

LAST GAME

10/13/13: Raiders 7 at Chiefs 24. Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles totals 128 scrimmage yards (78 rush, 50 rec) & 2 TD runs. Chiefs S Husain Abdullah adds 44-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/16/12: Raiders 15, Chiefs 0. Oakland K Sebastian Janikowski converts on 5 FGs (57, 50, 41, 30, 20). Raiders RB Darren McFadden rushes for 110 yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:05 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 92 (KC), 119 (Oak.). XM: 235 (Oak.). 

STATS

PASSING

A. Smith: 275-460-2,873-18-6-85.5

McGloin (R): 80-140-1,044-6-3-86.1

RUSHING

Charles: 238-1,162 (1C)-4.9-10 (T1L)

Jennings: 126-588-4.7-4

RECEIVING

Charles (RB): 57-460-8.1-3

Streater: 50-787-15.7-3

OFFENSE

338.0

335.3

TAKE/GIVE

15 (1L)

-3

DEFENSE

357.8

356.4

SACKS

Hali, Houston: 11

Roach: 5.5

INTs

Demps: 4 (T2C)

Porter: 2

PUNTING

Colquitt: 45.3

King: 48.8 (1L)

KICKING

Succop: 103 (40/40 PAT; 21/25 FG)

Janikowski: 84 (30/30 PAT; 18/26 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Are 5-1 on road this season…Have won 8 of past 10 at Oak…Last week, ANDY REID became 21st coach in NFL history to win 150 games (incl. postseason)…KC ( 15) has best turnover ratio in NFL…QB ALEX SMITH is 3-0 as starter vs. Oak. with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 86.9 rating. Smith (367) needs 20 rush yards for most in season by Chiefs QB (TYLER THIGPEN, 386)…RB JAMAAL CHARLES had season-best 151 rush yards on 19 att. (7.9 avg.) with rush TD last week. Has 4 rush TDs in past 3. Is 1st Chief ever with 4 career 1,000-yard rush seasons. Averages 124.8 scrimmage yards per game in ’13, 2nd-best in AFC…WR DWAYNE BOWE has TD rec. in 3 of past 4…Allow AFC-low 17.2 points per game in 2013…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 96 tackles. LB TAMBA HALI (11) has registered at least 10 sacks for 3rd time in career. Had 2.5 sacks in last game vs. Oak…S ERIC BERRY has 3.5 sacks this season, most among NFL DBs…CB BRANDON FLOWERS had 2 INTs & INT-return TD at Oak. on 10/23/11…Last week, KC posted 2nd game in franchise history with KR-TD & PR-TD…RAIDERS: As starter, rookie QB MATT MC GLOIN has 957 passing yards with 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 88.7 rating. QB TERRELLE PRYOR (508) needs 22 rush yards to surpass RICH GANNON (529 in 2000) for most rush yards by Oak QB in single-season…Club ranks 1st in AFC with 134.4 rush yards per game in 2013…FB MARCEL REECE had career-high 123 rush yards on 19 att. (6.5 avg.), incl. 63-yard rush TD vs. Jets. In past 5, RB RASHAD JENNINGS is averaging 89.6 rush yards per game (90 att., 448 yards) & has 4 rush TDs. RB DARREN MC FADDEN has rushed for 100 yards in 2 of past 3 vs. KC (114, 110)…WR ROD STREATER had career-high 130 rec. yards last week. Streater (787) needs 213 rec. yards to become 1st Raider with 1,000 rec. yards in season since RANDY MOSS (1,005) in 2005. WR ANDRE HOLMES has 10 catches for 199 yards (19.9 avg.) in past 2…For career vs. Chiefs, S CHARLES WOODSON has 6 INTs, 2 INT-return TDs, 3 FFs & 2 FRs…LB NICK ROACH has FF in each of past 3 games. Leads team with 98 tackles. LB KEVIN BURNETT posted 1st INT of season last week.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-6-1) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (7-6)

SERIES

PACKERS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 12-12

 

STREAKS

Past 2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCarthy: 2-2

Garrett: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 22-21 vs. Falcons

L 45-28 at Bears

LAST GAME

11/7/10: Cowboys 7 at Packers 45. Green Bay scores 28 2nd-quarter points as RB Brandon Jackson has rushing TD & receiving TD. Packers S Nick Collins adds 26-yard FR-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/07: Cowboys 37, Packers 27. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws 4 TDs, including 2 to WR Patrick Crayton. Cowboys WR Terrell Owens gains 156 receiving yards on 7 catches & TD.

BROADCAST

FOX (3:25 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (GB), 86 (Dal.). XM: 86 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING

Rodgers: 168-251-2,218-15-4-108.0 (3C) OR

Flynn: 77-122-861-3-3-82.0

Romo: 296-460-3,244 (T3L)-27-7-98.3

RUSHING

Lacy (R): 227-887-3.9-7

Murray: 160-843-5.3-7

RECEIVING

Nelson: 67-1,046-15.6-7

Bryant: 70-908-13.0-10

OFFENSE

394.5 (3C)

328.4

TAKE/GIVE

-4

12 (T3L)

DEFENSE

369.4

426.8

SACKS

Matthews: 6

Hatcher: 9

INTs

Shields, Williams: 2

Lee: 4

PUNTING

Masthay: 44.7

C. Jones: 44.9

KICKING

Crosby: 118 (2C) (31/31 PAT; 29/33 FG)

Bailey: 97 (40/40 PAT; 19/21 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: 1st game at AT&T Stadium since SB XLV win over Pit. (2/6/11)…QB AARON RODGERS named MVP of SB XLV. Rodgers aims for 3rd win in row vs. Dal. In last meeting, completed 27 of 34 (79.4 pct.) for 289 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 131.5 rating. QB MATT FLYNN had season-high 95.6 rating last week…Rookie RB EDDIE LACY ranks 3rd in NFL with 836 rush yards since Oct. 1. Has rush TD in 6 of past 8…WR JORDY NELSON had 9 catches for 140 yards & TD in only game at AT&T Stadium (SB XLV). In last meeting, WR JAMES JONES had 8 catches for 123 yards & TD. TE ANDREW QUARLESS had TD catch last week…LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 62-yard INT-TD & sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with sack. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 4. In his past 5, LB NICK PERRY has 4 sacks & 3 FFs. LB A.J. HAWK leads team with 107 tackles. S MORGAN BURNETT is 2nd on club with 79 tackles. LB MIKE NEAL has sack in 3 of past 4. CB SAM SHIELDS leads team with 11 PD. CB JARRETT BUSH had INT last week…COWBOYS: In only home start vs. GB, QB TONY ROMO completed 19 of 30 (63.3 pct.) for 309 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 123.5 rating…RB DE MARCO MURRAY has rushed for 209 yards (104.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2…WR DEZ BRYANT has 20 rec. TDs in past 21. Since 2011, has 31 rec. TDs, 2nd most among NFL WRs. Is 4th Cowboy to have 10 rec. TDs in consecutive seasons. Since 2007, TE JASON WITTEN has 609 catches, most by NFL TE. Is 2nd all-time in receptions (861) by TE. Had TD last week & has 3 TDs in past 3. Rookie WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS has rec. TD in 5 of past 9. WR COLE BEASLEY had TD last week. WR-KR-PR DWAYNE HARRIS is 2nd in NFL with 14.0 PR avg. & 3rd with 30.5 KR avg…DE DE MARCUS WARE has 4 sacks in 4 career games vs. GB. Since entering NFL in 2005, has 117 sacks, most in NFL. DT JASON HATCHER has 6 sacks in his past 7 games. S BARRY CHURCH had FF in last game vs. GB.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-3) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (5-8)

SERIES

SAINTS

RAMS

SERIES LEADER

 

39-31

STREAKS

2 of past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 2-2

Fisher: 4-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-13 vs. Panthers

L 30-10 at Cardinals

LAST GAME

10/30/11: Saints 21 at Rams 31. St. Louis RB Steven Jackson rushes for pair of 3-yard TDs & 159 yards. Rams S Darian Stewart returns 4th-quarter INT 27 yards for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/30/11

BROADCAST

FOX (3:25 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 158 (NO), 108 (StL). XM: 230 (StL). 

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 353-519-4,107 (1C)-33 (1C)-8-106.5

Clemens: 91-172-1,200-5-5-72.8

RUSHING

Thomas: 128-500-3.9-1

Stacy (R): 174-721-4.1-5

RECEIVING

Graham (TE): 74-1,046-14.1-14 (1L)

Cook (TE): 43-606-14.1-4

OFFENSE

394.3

318.5

TAKE/GIVE

3

7

DEFENSE

313.6

357.6

SACKS

Jordan: 11.5 (2C)

R. Quinn: 13 (1C)

INTs

Lewis: 3

3 tied: 2

PUNTING

Morstead: 46.9

Hekker: 46.4

KICKING

Hartley: 103 (40/40 PAT; 21/27 FG)

Zuerlein: 89 (29/29 PAT; 20/22 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES passed for 313 yards & 4 TDs last week. Has 50,026 pass yards, 1 of 5 in NFL history with 50,000 & fastest to reach mark (183 games). Has 4,107 yards, his 8th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Has 33 TDs, his 6th 30-TD season in row. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 37,678 pass yards & 277 TDs…RB PIERRE THOMAS had rush TD in last meeting. Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 219 catches, 1,895 rec. yards & 16 rec. TDs…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 6 100-yard games, tied for most in season by TE in NFL history. Had 2 TDs last week. Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 270 catches, 3,496 yards & 37 TDs. Last week, WR MARQUES COLSTON had 9 catches for 125 yards & 2 TDs. In 12/12/10 meeting, had 2 TD catches. WR LANCE MOORE aims for 3rd in row vs. StL with TD…DE CAMERON JORDAN has 11.5 sacks in past 12, incl. 2 sacks last week. S ROMAN HARPER aims for 3rd meeting in row with sack. In past 2 meetings, S MALCOLM JENKINS has 2 INTs, incl. 96-yard TD, & sack. LB JUNIOR GALETTE had career-high 3 sacks last week & has career-best 9 sacks in 2013… RAMS: QB KELLEN CLEMENS has 115.5 rating in 2 wins this season…Rookie RB ZAC STACY has rushed for 507 yards (84.5 per game) & 5 TDs in past 6. Has rush TD last week…Rookie WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN is only player in NFL history with 95 yard PR-TD, 80 yard rec. TD & 65 yard rush TD in season. Had 56-yard run last week, his 2nd 50 yard run this season. TE JARED COOK has 43 catches & needs 7 to reach 50 for 1st time in career. WR CHRIS GIVENS has 3 career rec. TDs & averages 46 yards per TD…DE ROBERT QUINN has 14 sacks in past 14. Had sack in last meeting. DE CHRIS LONG has 10.5 sacks in past 15. In last meeting, had 3 sacks, tied for his most in game. CB JANORIS JENKINS has 4 career TDs (3 INT, 1 FR). Since entering NFL in 2009, LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is 1 of 2 LBs with 10 sacks (10.5) & 9 INTs (9). Had 10 tackles & sack in last meeting. S DARIAN STEWART had INT-TD in last game vs. NO. Rookie LB ALEC OGLETREE had 1st career sack last week. Ties Laurinaitis for team lead with 95 tackles.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (8-5) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (5-8)

SERIES

CARDINALS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

5-4

 

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Arians: 0-0

Munchak: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 30-10 vs. Rams

L 51-28 at Broncos

LAST GAME

11/29/09: Cardinals 17 at Titans 20. Tennessee QB Vince Young throws 4th-and-10 TD pass to WR Kenny Britt as time expires. Titans RB Chris Johnson adds 85-yard TD run.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/09

BROADCAST

FOX (3:25 PM CT): Justin Kutcher, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (Arz.), 93 (Ten.). XM: 226 (Ten.). 

STATS

PASSING

Palmer: 301-468-3,458-20-17-85.6

Fitzpatrick: 149-242-1,705-9-8-81.4

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 165-508-3.1-6

C. Johnson: 217-820-3.8-5

RECEIVING

Fitzgerald: 67-774-11.6-10

Wright: 73-857-11.7-2

OFFENSE

337.9

328.7

TAKE/GIVE

0

0

DEFENSE

311.7

343.8

SACKS

Abraham: 11 (3C)

Casey: 9

INTs

3 tied: 3

Verner: 5 (1C)

PUNTING

Zastudil: 44.9

Kern: 43.2

KICKING

Feely: 97 (31/31 PAT; 22/26 FG)

Bironas: 88 (34/34 PAT; 18/21 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: Have won 5 of past 6…QB CARSON PALMER has 106.8 rating in past 6, incl. 4 games with 100 rating. In last start at Ten. (10/16/05 with Cin.), completed 27 of 33 (81.8 pct.) for 272 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.2 rating…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL has rush TD in 3 of past 4. RB ANDRE ELLINGTON had rush TD last week…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 5 TDs in past 4 & aims for 5th in row with TD. Recorded 5th 10 rec. TD season, 1 of 9 in NFL history to do so. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 72 rec. TDs. In past 5, WR MICHAEL FLOYD has 22 catches, all for 1st down…LB JOHN ABRAHAM had 3 sacks, FF & safety last week. Has 11 sacks & 4 FFs in past 7. Leads active players with 133 sacks & 48 FFs. Is 9th in NFL history in sacks. LB KARLOS DANSBY has 3 sacks & 2 INT-TDs in past 3. Is only player in NFL with 5 sacks (6) & 2 INT-TDs. Leads team with 105 tackles. Since 2011, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON is only player with 10 INTs (12) & 3 PR-TDs (4). DT DARNELL DOCKETT had 3 sacks in last meeting. S RASHAD JOHNSON has career-high 3 INTs, tied with Dansby & Peterson for team lead…TITANS: Club needs win to match last year’s total (6)…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK is 1-0 as starter vs. Arz. (w/ Bills on 10/14/12). Has 100 passer rating in 3 of past 4…RB CHRIS JOHNSON (49) needs rush TD to join HOFer EARL CAMPBELL (73) & EDDIE GEORGE (64) as only RBs in club history to reach 50 career. Has 6 career rush TDs of 80 yards, most in NFL history. Rushed for 154 yards on 18 att. (8.6 avg.), incl. 85-yard rush TD in only career meeting. RB SHONN GREENE rushed for 104 yards on 24 att. in only career meeting. (w/ NYJ on 12/2/12). Had season-best 2 rush TDs last week…WR KENDALL WRIGHT (73) needs 7 rec. to become 1st Titan since ’04 with 80 rec. in season (DREW BENNETT & DERRICK MASON). Has 26 3rd-down rec., 3rd-best in AFC. Rookie WR JUSTIN HUNTER had career-best 114 rec. yards last week. Has 2 100-yard rec. games in past 3 …TE DELANIE WALKER has career-highs in catches (45), rec. yards (454) & TD catches (5)…DT JURRELL CASEY has career-best 9 sacks this season, tied for most among NFL DTs

SUNDAY NIGHT

CINCINNATI BENGALS (9-4) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (5-8)

SERIES

BENGALS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

 

52-34

STREAKS

Past 2

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 7-15

Tomlin: 9-4

LAST WEEK

W 42-28 vs. Colts

L 34-28 vs. Dolphins

LAST GAME

9/16/13: Steelers 10 at Bengals 20. Cincinnati rookie RB Giovani Bernard scores on 7-yard TD run & 27-yard TD catch from QB Andy Dalton. Bengals defense allow 44 net rush yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/23/12: Bengals 13, Steelers 10. Cincinnati CB Leon Hall has 17-yard INT-TD. QB Andy Dalton completes 24 of 41 passes for 278 yards.

BROADCAST

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

STATS

PASSING

Dalton: 290-468-3,419-25 (3C)-16-87.7

Roethlisberger: 320-500-3,724 (3C)-24-10-94.1 (3C)

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 193-662-3.4-6

Bell (R): 174-589-3.4-5

RECEIVING

Green: 78 (3C)-1,175-15.1-8

A. Brown: 90 (2L)-1,240 (3C)-13.8-7

OFFENSE

368.8

344.2

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-4

DEFENSE

320.5 (3C)

342.0

SACKS

Dunlap: 7

Worilds: 8

INTs

3 tied: 2

W. Allen, Clark: 2

PUNTING

Huber: 45.3

McBriar: 41.1

KICKING

Nugent: 88 (40/41 PAT; 16/20 FG)

Suisham: 101 (29/29 PAT; 24/26 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON (25) needs 3 TD passes to set career-high (27 in 2012). Is 1 of 2 QBs (PEYTON MANNING) in NFL history with at least 3,000 passing yards in each of 1st 3 seasons. Cin. is 14-1 (.933) when Dalton has 100 rating…RB GIOVANI BERNARD totaled 148 scrimmage yards last week & leads all AFC rookies with 1,023 scrim. yards (620 rush; 403 rec.). Has 3 games with 100 scrim. yards. Had 2 TDs in last game vs. Pit. (1 rush, 1 rec.). RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 3 rush TDs in past 2…WR A.J. GREEN (3,582) passed HOFer JERRY RICE (3,575) for 3rd-most rec. yards in 1st 3 seasons of career. Needs 2 TDs to reach 10 for 2nd straight season. WR MARVIN JONES has career-high 8 TD rec. in 2013…Defense allows 320.5 yards per game, 3rd-fewest in AFC…LB VONTAZE BURFICT leads team with 139 tackles…S REGGIE NELSON has INT in each of past 2 vs. Pit…STEELERS: Last week, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER (215) surpassed HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (212) for most career TD passes by Steeler. In past 4, Roethlisberger has 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 107.8 rating. Needs 276 passing yards to reach 4,000 for 3rd time in career. For career, Roethlisberger is 14-6 (.700) vs. Cin. (incl. playoffs)…Rookie RB LE’VEON BELL averages 82 rush yards per game vs. AFC North…WR ANTONIO BROWN (90) needs 10 catches to join HINES WARD (112 in ’02) as only Steelers to register 100 rec. in single-season. Brown (1,240) needs 159 rec. yards for most in season in club history (YANCY THIGPEN, 1,398 in 1997). Had 60-yard TD catch in last home game vs. Cin. WR JERRICHO COTCHERY has career-best 9 TD rec…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 5th-most sacks (57) in club annals since ’82. LB JASON WORILDS has 4 sacks in past 2…S TROY POLAMALU had 19-yard INT-return TD last week, 3rd of career.

MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 16, 2013

BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-6) AT DETROIT LIONS (7-6)

SERIES

RAVENS

LIONS

SERIES LEADER

2-1

 

STREAKS

2-1

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 1-0

Schwartz: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 29-26 vs. Vikings

L 34-20 at Eagles

LAST GAME

12/13/09: Lions 3 at Ravens 48. Baltimore offense gains 548 total yards (308 rush; 240 pass). Ravens RB Ray Rice rushes for 56-yard TD as RB Willis McGahee adds 2 TD runs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/9/05: Lions 35, Ravens 17. Detroit RB Kevin Jones scores on 2 1st-quarter TD runs (14, 1). Lions RB Shawn Bryson (77 yards) & RB Artose Pinner (1) add rushing TDs.

BROADCAST

ESPN (8:40 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 92 (Bal.), 86 (Det.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Bal.), 86 (Det.).

STATS

PASSING

Flacco: 290-488-3,238-18-17-77.0

Stafford: 306-525-3,973 (3L)-27 (T3L)-14-88.2

RUSHING

Rice: 185-549-3.0-4

Bush: 180-854-4.7-3

RECEIVING

T. Smith: 55-963-17.5-4

C. Johnson: 75 (T3C)-1,348 (1C)-18.0-12 (2L)

OFFENSE

310.2

409.4 (1C)

TAKE/GIVE

-5

-10

DEFENSE

332.8

355.2

SACKS

Dumervil: 9.5

Ansah (R): 7

INTs

Graham: 3

Levy: 6 (1L)

PUNTING

Koch: 45.3

Martin (R): 47.1

KICKING

Tucker: 112 (T3C) (25/25 PAT; 29/31 FG)

Akers: 84 (39/40 PAT; 15/20 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: Club has won 2 of past 3 on MNFQB JOE FLACCO completed 13 of 20 passes (65 pct.) for 230 yards with TD vs. 0 INTs & 120.8 rating in only career meeting. Flacco (3,238) needs 262 pass yards to become 1st Raven with 5 consecutive 3,500-yard seasons…RB RAY RICE rushed for 166 yards on 13 att. (12.8 avg.) with TD in only career game vs. Det…WR TORREY SMITH (963) needs 37 rec. yards to reach 1,000 for 1st time in career. Last week vs. Min., rookie WR MARLON BROWN had career-high 7 rec. for 92 yards, incl. game-winning 9-yard TD…TE DENNIS PITTA had TD in season debut last week…LB TERRELL SUGGS (9) needs sack to reach 10 sacks for 5th time…K JUSTIN TUCKER has made 27 consecutive FGs, longest active streak in NFL…WR-KR JACOBY JONES had 77-yard KR-TD last week. Since 2012, has 4 KR-TDs (3 KR, 1 PR), tied for most in NFL…LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD needs 27 yards for 3rd consecutive 4,000-yard season. Has 1,721 yards (344.2 per game) with 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs in past 5 vs. AFC…RB REGGIE BUSH ranks 5th in NFL with 118.4 scrimmage yards per game. RB JOIQUE BELL aims for 3rd in row with rush TD…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 4,993 yards since 2011 & needs 7 yards to be 1st ever with 5,000 rec. yards in 3-year span. Since 2011, leads NFL with 4,993 rec. yards & 113.5 rec. yards per game. In past 10 vs. AFC, has 75 catches for 1,404 yards (140.4 per game) & 11 TDs with 9 100-yard games. WR-KR-PR JEREMY ROSS had KR (98 yards) & PR (58) TD last week, 14th player with both in game (incl. playoffs)…Rookie DE ZIGGY ANSAH leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks. LB DE ANDRE LEVY leads NFL with career-high 6 INTs. Tied HOFer JOE SCHMIDT for most INTs by Det. LB in season. LB STEPHEN TULLOCH leads team with 107 tackles. DT NDAMUKONG SUH has sack in 2 of past 4 vs. AFC.


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