NFL GAME CAPSULES -- WEEK THREE

NFL GAME CAPSULES -- WEEK THREE

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WEEK 3 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2012

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-1) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-1)

SERIES

GIANTS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 3-3

STREAKS

3-3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 5-2

Rivera: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 41-34 vs. Buccaneers

W 35-27 vs. Saints

LAST GAME

9/12/10: Panthers 18 at Giants 31. New York QB Eli Manning passes for 263 yards & 3 TDs to WR Hakeem Nicks as Giants defeat Carolina on Kickoff Weekend.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/10/06: Giants 27, Panthers 13. Manning throws 3 TD passes, all to different receivers, in New York victory. RB Tiki Barber adds 112 rushing yards for Giants.

BROADCAST

NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (NYG), 93 (Car). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NYG), 226 (Car).

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 52-83-723 (1L)-4 (T3L)-3-91.6

Newton: 37-53-556-2-2-100.8

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 22-94-4.3-1

Newton (QB): 18-75-4.2-1

RECEIVING

Cruz: 17-237 (T1L)-13.9-1

S. Smith: 10-210-21.0-0

OFFENSE

436.5 (2L)

382.0

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-1

DEFENSE

370.0

372.0

SACKS

4 tied: 1

D. Edwards: 2.5 (T3C)

INTs

Boley: 2 (T2L)

Beason, Godfrey: 1

PUNTING

Weatherford: 46.7

Nortman (R): 42.8

KICKING

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

Medlock: 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS:Are 48-34-5 (.585) in road openers…Last week, became 1st team since 1951 LA Rams with 500-yard passer (QB ELI MANNING, 510) & 2 150-yard receivers (HAKEEM NICKS, 199; VICTOR CRUZ, 179) in same game. Manning's 510 yards are 2nd most in team history. Nicks (10 catches, 199 yards, TD) & Cruz (11 catches, 179 yards, TD) are 1st teammates with 10 catches & 175 yards in same game…In last meeting, RB AHMAD BRADSHAW rushed for 76 yards & TD. Rookie RB DAVID WILSON played at Bank of America Stadium with Virginia Tech in ACC Champ in 2010 & 2011. RB ANDRE BROWN rushed for 71 yards & TD last week…Nicks had career-high 3 rec. TDs in last game vs. Car., tied for 2nd most in game in team history. Cruz has 10 career rec. TDs & avg. 54.8 yards per TD (548 yards). Has 6 TDs of 65 yards & 9 TDs of 20 yards…DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 7 sacks in past 6. LB MATHIAS KIWANUKA had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON became 2nd player in NFL history (MICHAEL VICK) with 250 pass yards (253), 125 rating (129.2), 70 rush yards (71) & rush TD in single game…In 12/21/08 meeting vs. NYG, RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS tied team record with 4 rush TDs. Had 108 rush yards on 24 carries in that contest. When Williams has 18 att., team is 15-3 (.833). In 12/27/09 meeting vs. NYG, RB JONATHAN STEWART rushed for team-record 206 yards…WR STEVE SMITH aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD catch. Had 3 catches for 104 yards (34.7 avg.) last week, incl. 66-yard rec. WR BRANDON LA FELL had 6 catches for 90 yards in Week 2…S CHARLES GODFREY had 9-yard INT-TD last week vs. NO, 1st TD of career. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 17 sacks in past 24. DE GREG HARDY had FF & safety in last meeting. LB JON BEASON had INT last week, his 9th career INT.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2012

ST. LOUIS RAMS (1-1) AT CHICAGO BEARS (1-1)

SERIES

RAMS

BEARS

SERIES LEADER

50-34-3

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fisher: 2-2

Smith: 3-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-28 vs. Redskins

L 23-10 at Packers

LAST GAME

12/6/09: Rams 9 at Bears 17. Chicago RB Matt Forté rushes for 91 yards & 1 TD as Bears hold St. Louis to 3 FGs in Week 13 victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/6/09

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale. SIRIUS: 138 (StL.), 94 (Chi.). XM: 227 (Chi.).

STATS

PASSING

Bradford: 43-60-508-4 (T3L)-1-112.4 (3L)

Cutler: 32-62-459-3-5-58.5

RUSHING

S. Jackson: 30-111-3.7-0

Bush: 26-96-3.7-2 (T1C)

RECEIVING

Amendola: 20 (1L)-230 (3L)-11.5-1

Marshall: 11-143-13.0-1

OFFENSE

351.0

298.0

TAKE/GIVE

1

2

DEFENSE

401.0

338.5

SACKS

Quinn: 2

Melton: 3 (T2L)

INTs

Finnegan: 2 (T2L)

Jennings: 3 (1L)

PUNTING

Hekker (R): 50.5 (2C)

Podlesh: 44.5

KICKING

Zuerlein (R): 22 (T2C) (4/4 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Gould: 15 (6/6 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD aims for 3rd in row with 100 rating. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 112.4 rating. Had career-high 117.6 rating last week with 310 yards & 3 TDs…RB STEVEN JACKSON has 260 scrimmage yards (193 rush, 67 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 career meetings. In last game vs. Chi., rushed for 112 yards. In 12/11/06 meeting, rushed for 81 yards with TD & had 10 catches for 58 yards with TD. Rookie RB DARYL RICHARDSON rushed for career-high 83 yards last week…WR-PR DANNY AMENDOLA had career-best 15 catches & 160 yards last week. Is 1st player in NFL history with 15 catches & 4 PR in game. WR BRANDON GIBSON aims for 3rd in row with TD catch…DE CHRIS LONG has 10 sacks in past 12. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with sack or FF. DE ROBERT QUINN aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS had team-high 12 tackles in last meeting. Is only NFC player with 8 sacks (8) & 5 INTs (5) since 2009. CB CORTLAND FINNEGAN had sack in only game vs. Chi. (11/9/08 with Ten.). Has INT in each of 1st 2 games with Rams…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER aims for 6th win in row at home. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100 rating, his teams are 24-0…RB MICHAEL BUSH has had 25 att. in game 5 times & his teams are 5-0. In those 5, has rushed for 684 yards (136.8 per game) & 6 TDs with 5 100-yard games…Since 2007, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 485 catches, tied for 3rd most in NFL. Since 2007, has 12 games with 10 catches, 2nd most in NFL. Incl. playoffs, WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER has 19 total return TDs (12 PR, 6 KR, 1 missed FG), tied with HOFer DEION SANDERS for most in NFL history. In 12/11/06 meeting, tied NFL record with 2 KR-TDs (96 & 94 yards)…DE JULIUS PEPPERS had 2 sacks last week. Has 102 sacks since entering NFL in 2002, 3rd most in NFL. CB CHARLES TILLMAN had FF & FR last week. Since 2005, is only player in NFL with 25 INTs (26) & 25 FFs (27). CB TIM JENNINGS aims for 4th in row with INT & has 4 INTs in past 3. Rookie DE SHEA MC CLELLIN had 1.5 sacks last week. DT HENRY MELTON leads NFL DTs with 3 sacks.

BUFFALO BILLS (1-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-2)

SERIES

BILLS

BROWNS

SERIES LEADER

10-6

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Gailey: 1-0

Shurmur: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 35-17 vs. Chiefs

L 34-27 at Bengals

LAST GAME

12/12/10: Browns 6 at Bills 13. Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws TD pass to WR David Nelson & RB Fred Jackson has 112 rush yards as Bills defense allows just 187 total yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/16/07: Browns 8, Bills 0. Cleveland RB Jamal Lewis rushes for 163 yards on 33 carries as Browns K Phil Dawson converts 2 1st-half FGs (35, 49) on snowy day in shutout victory.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 106 (Buf.), 112 (Cle.). XM: 231 (Cle.).

STATS

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 28-51-373-5-3-86.5 (T1L)

Weeden (R): 38-72-440-2-4-57.6

RUSHING

Spiller: 29-292 (1L)-10.1-3 (T1L)

Richardson (R): 38-148-3.9-1

RECEIVING

St. Johnson: 6-111-18.5-2 (T3L)

Massaquoi: 8-131-16.4-0

OFFENSE

384.5 (3C)

324.5

TAKE/GIVE

0

1

DEFENSE

403.0

415.5

SACKS

Ky. Williams: 2

D. Jackson: 3 (T1C)

INTs

Byrd, Scott: 1 (T3C)

D. Jackson: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Moorman: 47.8

Hodges: 44.9

KICKING

Lindell: 9 (9/9 PAT; 0/0 FG)

Dawson: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/5 FG)

NOTES

BILLS:Club has won 4 of past 5 in Sept...QB RYAN FITZPATRICKis tied for NFL-best with 5 TD passes (MATT RYAN, 5). In Sept. with Bills, Fitzpatrick has 16 TDs vs. 8 INTs & 97.3 rating. In past 2 starts vs. Cle., Fitzpatrick has 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 98 rating…Offense averages NFL-best 198 rush yards per game in '12…RB C.J. SPILLER (29 att., 292 yards) is the 1st player to average at least 10 yards per carry through team's 1st 2 games of season (min. 25 att.) since HOFer JIM BROWN in '63 (35 att. for 394 yards; 11.3 avg.). Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100 rush yards (169, 123)…WR STEVIE JOHNSONis averaging 18.5 yards per catch this season (6 rec., 111 yards). Dating back to 1/1/12, Aims for 4th consecutive game with TD rec. Has rec. in 34 consecutive games…TE SCOTT CHANDLERseeks TD catch in 3rd straight game…DT KYLE WILLIAMStied career-high with 2 sacks last week…Rookie CB STEPHON GILMORE had team-best 3 passes defensed last game…CB LEODIS MC KELVIN has 3 PR for 98 yards last week, incl. 88-yard PR-TD – 2nd-longest in Buf. history (KEITH MOODY, 91 yards). Had INT in last game vs. Cle…BROWNS:Rookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN had 322 passing yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 114.9 passer rating last week. Weeden's 322 pass yards are most in single game by rookie in Browns history…RB TRENT RICHARDSON became 1st NFL rookie to have 100 rush yards (109), rush TD & receiving TD in same game since Nov. 13, 2005 (SAMKON GADO). Is 1st Browns rookie since Dec. 28, 2003 (LEE SUGGS, 186) to rush for 100 yards in game. RB CHRIS OGBONNAYA had career-best in catches (6) & yards (73) last game…WR GREG LITTLE had 24-yard TD catch last week. WR MOHAMED MASSAQUOIhad 90 yards rec. last week, 3rd-most in career (145, 115). TE BENJAMIN WATSON has 4 career TD rec. vs. Bills…Defense registered 6 sacks last week…LB D'QWELL JACKSON had career-high 3 sacks with INT last week. Aims for 3rd straight game with INT…DE FROSTEE RUCKER posted 1st sack as Brown vs. Bengals last week.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-1) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (1-1)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

10-3

STREAKS

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schiano: 0-0

Garrett: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 41-34 at Giants

L 27-7 at Seahawks

LAST GAME

12/17/11: Cowboys 31 at Buccaneers 15. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws 3 1st-half TD passes & rushes for another as Cowboys take 28-0 halftime lead en route to road win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/26/08: Cowboys 13, Buccaneers 9. Dallas WR Roy Williams catches 2-yard pass from QB Brad Johnson for game's only TD in Cowboys victory.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (TB), 93 (Dal.). XM: 226 (Dal.).

STATS

PASSING

Freeman: 31-52-381-3-2-85.5

Romo: 45-69-558-4 (T3L)-2-97.4

RUSHING

Martin (R): 44-161-3.7-1

Murray: 32-175-5.5-0

RECEIVING

Jackson: 9-175-19.4-1

Ogletree: 9-140-15.6-2 (T3L)

OFFENSE

282.5

364.5

TAKE/GIVE

3 (3C)

-2

DEFENSE

452.5

292.0

SACKS

3 tied: 1

Spencer, Ware: 2

INTs

5 tied: 1


PUNTING

Koenen: 43.8

C. Jones: 48.1

KICKING

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

Bailey: 7 (4/4 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:Since 2010, QB JOSH FREEMAN is 1 of 3 QBs with 7,000 pass (7,424) & 600 rush (615) yards (AARON RODGERS&MICHAEL VICK). When Freeman has 95 rating, Bucs are 10-4 (.714)…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN had 1st career rush TD last week. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 161 rush yards…WR VINCENT JACKSON had 5 catches for 128 yards (25.6 avg.) & TD last week. Since 2008, Jackson avg. 18.1 yards per catch (210 rec., 3,794 yards), best in NFL (min. 200 catches). Had 7 catches for 120 yards in last game vs. Dal. (12/13/09 with SD). WR MIKE WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row with TD. Had 41-yard TD catch last week. TE DALLAS CLARK had TD catch in last game vs. Dal. (11/19/06 with Ind.)…Buccaneers are tied for NFL lead with 5 INTs. Club had 3 INTs last week: CB ERIC WRIGHT (60-yard TD), CB BRANDON MC DONALD (40 yards) & LB MASON FOSTER. Team ranks 2nd in NFC in rush defense (52.0 yards per game). DB RONDE BARBER is only player in NFL annals with 25 sacks (28) & 40 INTs (44). DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN had sack & FF in last meeting…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO is 3-0 vs. TB & has completed 61 of 86 (70.9 pct.) for 908 yards with 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 144.8 rating. Aims for 4th in row vs. TB with 3 TDs & 130 rating. Incl. playoffs, when Romo starts & has 100 rating (min. 10 att.), team is 35-8 (.814)…RB

DE MARCO MURRAY has 4 130-yard rush games in career & team is 4-0 in those contests…With 4 catches last week, TE JASON WITTEN became 3rd TE in NFL history with 700 receptions (702). Since 2007, has 450 catches, most by NFL TE. Aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with 70 yards. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch in 5 of past 6. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. Has TD in each of past 2 vs. TB. WR KEVIN OGLETREE ties for 4th in NFC with 5 catches on 3rd down. WR DEZ BRYANT had TD catch in last meeting…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 27.5 sacks in past 21. Since 2006, has 93.5 sacks, most in NFL. LB ANTHONY SPENCERhad 2 sacks last week. Had FF in last meeting vs. TB.

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

SERIES

JAGUARS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

15-7

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mularkey: 0-0

Pagano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-7 vs. Texans

W 23-20 vs. Vikings

LAST GAME

1/1/12: Colts 13 at Jaguars 19. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 169 yards on 25 carries as Josh Scobee kicks 4 FGs (25, 32, 47, 39) in Week 17 division win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/13/11: Jaguars 17, Colts 3. Jones-Drew rushes for 114 yards & TD. Jacksonville rookie QB Blaine Gabbert throws TD pass to WR Jarrett Dillard in 1st career road win.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 104 (Jax.), 113 (Ind.). XM: 232 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING

Gabbert: 30-58-313-3-0-84.9

Luck (R): 43-76-533-3-3-75.2

RUSHING

Jones-Drew: 31-137-4.4-0

D. Brown: 25-93-3.7-1

RECEIVING

L. Robinson: 8-115-14.4-0

Wayne: 15 (T1C)-206 (1C)-13.7-1

OFFENSE

236.0

317.0

TAKE/GIVE

-1

-3

DEFENSE

400.0

377.5

SACKS

Alualu, Knighton: 1

Mathis: 3 (T1C)

INTs


Freeman (R): 1 (T3C)

PUNTING

Anger (R): 52.6 (1C)

McAfee: 52.5 (3L)

KICKING

Scobee: 10 (1/2 PAT; 3/3 FG)

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

NOTES

JAGUARS:Seek 3rd straight win against Colts…QB BLAINE GABBERT has 82.3 rating in 2 career starts vs. Colts. In 4th quarter this season, Gabbert has completed 10 of 16 passes (62.5 pct.) for 127 yards with TD & 108.1 passer rating…For career, RB MAURICE JONES-DREW averages 101 rush yards per game against Colts (1,212 total). Aims for 3rd straight game with 100 rush yards against Ind. (114, 169). Jones-Drew (62) needs rush TD to surpass FRED TAYLOR (62) for most career rush TDs in franchise history. Since '10, Jones-Drew leads NFL with 3,067 rush yards. Recorded 11th career TD rec. last week…TE MARCEDES LEWIS has most career rec. yards (2,736) & TD catches (18) by TE in club history. Lewis has 35 career catches vs. Colts, most vs. any opponent…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY had INT in last game at Ind…DE JEREMY MINCEY has 5 sacks & 3 FFs in last 2 games vs. Ind…COLTS:Club has won 5 of past 7 at home vs. Jax…Rookie QB ANDREW LUCK registered 1st win as starter last week & posted 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 107.5 rating…For career, RB DONALD BROWN averages 5.1 yards per carry vs. Jax. (47 att., 239 yards). Brown had 129 rush yards vs. Jaguars on 12/19/10. WR REGGIE WAYNE (11,914) surpassed HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN (11,904) for No. 20 on all-time receiving yards list. Tied for AFC-best with 15 catches. Has 117 catches vs. Jaguars, tied for most vs. any opponent (Hou. 117). WR DONNIE AVERY tied career-high with 9 receptions last week & registered 2nd career 100-yard receiving game (111)…Rookie TE COBY FLEENER (2nd round, No. 34) leads NFL rookies in catches (8) & rec. yards (98). Rookie TE DWAYNE ALLEN (3rd round, No. 64) posted 1st career TD catch last week…LBs DWIGHT FREENEY(10) &ROBERT MATHIS (8.5) have combined for 18.5 career sacks vs. Jax. Mathis aims for 4th consecutive game with sack vs. Jaguars…K ADAM VINATIERI connected on game-winning 53-yard FG with :23 seconds remaining last week. Has 23 FGs in final minute of 4th quarter/overtime, tied for most since '70 with MATT BAHR & JASON ELAM.

NEW YORK JETS (1-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-1)

SERIES

JETS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

48-43-1

STREAKS

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 2-4

Philbin: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-10 at Steelers

W 35-13 vs. Raiders

LAST GAME

1/1/12: Jets 17 at Dolphins 19. Miami QB Matt Moore throws TD pass to RB Charles Clay & K Dan Carpenter adds 4 FGs (44, 58, 40, 44). Dolphins defense totals 3 INTs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/1/12

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. Dial Global Radio: Chuck Cooperstein, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 92 (NYJ.), 136 (Mia.). XM: 234 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING

Sanchez: 29-54-404-4 (T2C)-1-95.0 (3C)

Tannehill (R): 38-66-419-1-3-62.6

RUSHING

Greene: 38-117-3.1-1

Bush: 40-241 (2L)-6.0-2 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Holmes: 7-96-13.7-1

Hartline: 12-161-13.4-0

OFFENSE

301.5

363.5

TAKE/GIVE

2

-3

DEFENSE

360.5

366.5

SACKS

McIntyre: 2

Starks: 2

INTs

3 tied: 1 (T3C)

Jones: 1 (T3C)

PUNTING

Malone: 46.9

Fields: 50.2

KICKING

Folk: 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/3 FG)

Carpenter: 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

JETS:Club has won 4 of past 6 against division opponents…In 3 career games at Mia., QB MARK SANCHEZ has 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 90.1 passer rating. For career, Sanchez is 8-3 in Sept. & has 20 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 93.9 passer rating. Club has 8-2 record when Sanchez has 100 passer rating…Club is 4-0 when RB SHONN GREENE has 100 rush yards…WR SANTONIO HOLMES averages 18.7 yards per catch vs. Mia. (7 catches, 131 yards). Holmes registered 1st TD of season last week. WR JEREMY KERLEY is averaging 18.7 yards per catch in '12 (6 receptions, 112 yards)…TE DUSTIN KELLERhad TD in last game vs. Dolphins…CB DARRELLE REVIS has 4 career INTs against Dolphins (5 vs. Bills). CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE had INT in last game vs. Dolphins…S YEREMIAH BELL spent 8 seasons (2004-11) with Dolphins…LB GARRETT MC INTYRE had career-best 2 sacks last week. LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 17 tackles. LB CALVIN PACE has 3 sacks in past 3 against Mia…DOLPHINS:Have won 2 of past 3 at home against NYJ…Rookie QB RYAN TANNEHILL (No. 8 overall) posted 1st career rush & pass TD last week…In 2 career games against NYJ, RB REGGIE BUSHis averaging 6.8 yards per carry (16 att., 108 yards). Bush aims for 4th consecutive game at home with 100 rush yards (100, 103, 172). Is averaging 126.7 rush yards per game in past 6. Bush (5,926) needs 74 scrimmage yards to reach 6,000 career. Averages 91.4 rush yards per game vs. AFC North as Dolphin (457 in 5 games). Rookie RB LAMAR MILLER averaged 6.5 yards per carry with rush TD in NFL debut last week…WR BRIAN HARTLINE had career-best in catches (9) & receiving yards (111) last game…TE ANTHONY FASANO recorded 20th TD reception of career last week. Fasano has 4 career TD catches vs. NYJ…DE CAMERON WAKE (28) needs 2 sacks to become 7th Dolphin to reach 30 career sacks…DT RANDY STARKS had career-best 2 INTs in last game against Jets…LB KARLOS DANSBYhas 2 sacks in past 3 games against Jets…S RESHAD JONES posted 1st INT of season & 3rd of career last week…PR MARCUS THIGPEN ranks 3rd in AFC with 21.4 PR avg. (7 returns, 150 yards).

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-0) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-1)

SERIES

49ERS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

20-18-1

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 0-0

Frazier: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-19 vs. Lions

L 23-20 at Colts

LAST GAME

9/27/09: 49ers 24 at Vikings 27. Minnesota WR Greg Lewis catches 32-yard TD pass from QB Brett Favre with 2 seconds remaining in Vikings' comeback win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/27/09

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa. SIRIUS: 139 (SF), 117 (Min.). XM: 233 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING

Ale. Smith: 40-57-437-4 (T3L)-0-115.9 (2L)

Ponder: 47-62-515-2-0-110.6

RUSHING

Gore: 33-201 (2C)-6.1-2 (T1C)

Peterson: 33-144-4.4-2 (T1C)

RECEIVING

Crabtree: 13-143-11.0-0

Harvin: 18 (T2L)-188-10.4-0

OFFENSE

363.0

358.0

TAKE/GIVE

1

-1

DEFENSE

310.0

316.5

SACKS

Ald. Smith: 2

Henderson: 2

INTs

Bowman, Goldson: 1


PUNTING

Lee: 45.6

Kluwe: 48.2

KICKING

Akers: 21 (6/6 PAT; 5/5 FG)

Walsh (R): 22 (T2C) (4/4 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: QB ALEX SMITH has thrown 216 consec. passes without INT, longest streak in team history. Has won 16 of past 19 starts. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 115.9 rating. In career, SF is 12-0 when Smith starts & has 100 rating…49ers have won 7 in row when RB FRANK GORE rushes for 100 yards. Since 2006, Gore has 7,218 rush yards, 2nd most in NFL. Has rush TD in 5 of past 6…WR RANDY MOSS was 1st round pick by Min. in 1998 & spent 7 seasons (1998-2004) with Min. Had 574 catches for 9,142 yards with 90 TDs as Viking. Faces former team for 1st time. In past 4 games indoors, WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 25 catches for 333 yards (83.3 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2009, TE VERNON DAVIS has 29 TDs, most by NFC TE & tied for most by NFL TE. Had 2 TDs last week & aims for 3rd in row with TD. In last meeting, had 7 catches for 96 yards & 2 TDs…LB PATRICK WILLIS has 18 tackles & FR in 2 career meetings. LB ALDON SMITH has 16 sacks in past 15. DT JUSTIN SMITH has started 173 games in row, 3rd longest active streak by defensive player. S DASHON GOLDSON had INT last week…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER aims for 3rd in row with 100 rating. Has 110.6 rating & leads NFL with 75.8 comp. pct…Since entering NFL in 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads league with 6,896 rush yards & 66 rush TDs. In 37 career home games, has rushed for 3,854 yards (104.2 per game) & 36 TDs…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN had 101-yard KR-TD in last meeting & had career-high 180 KR yards (45 avg.). Also had 4 catches for 51 yards in that contest. Is 1 of 3 players since 2000 with 100 yard KR-TD, 4 catches & 50 rec. yards in single game. Had 12 catches for 104 yards last week & had 2 KRs for 78 yards. Has 387 total yards (188 rec., 166 KR, 33 rush), most by Viking in 1st 2 games of season…DE JARED ALLEN has 32 sacks in past 27, incl. 20.5 in past 16. Since entering NFL in 2004, has NFL-best 105 sacks. His 105 sacks are 2nd most by active player. Had sack & FF in last meeting. CB ANTOINE WINFIELD had INT vs. SF in 11/5/06 meeting. In 4 games vs. SF, DT KEVIN WILLIAMS has 3 sacks & 18-yard INT-TD…Rookie K BLAIR WALSH ties for 2nd in NFC with 22 points (6/6 FGs, 4/4 PATs).

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (0-2) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (0-2)

SERIES

CHIEFS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

5-4

STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Crennel: 0-1

Kromer: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 35-17 at Bills

L 35-27 at Panthers

LAST GAME

11/16/08: Saints 30 at Chiefs 20. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 266 yards, including 47-yard TD to WR Lance Moore, as Saints defeat Kansas City.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/14/04: Saints 27, Chiefs 20. New Orleans QB Aaron Brooks connects with WR Joe Horn on 42-yard TD pass with 5:28 remaining for decisive points in Saints victory.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 148 (KC), 91 (NO). XM: 228 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Cassel: 44-75-559 (2C)-3-3-78.7

Brees: 55-101-664 (3C)-4 (T3L)-4-71.6

RUSHING

Charles: 22-90-4.1-0

P. Thomas: 13-127-9.8-0

RECEIVING

Bowe: 11-155-14.1-2 (T3L)

Sproles (RB): 18 (T2L)-163-9.1-1

OFFENSE

407.5 (1C)

422.0 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE

-6

-4

DEFENSE

377.5

461.0

SACKS

Houston: 1

Jordan, P. Robinson: 1

INTs



PUNTING

Colquitt: 45.0

Morstead: 53.3 (1L)

KICKING

Succop: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/3 FG)

Hartley: 15 (6/6 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS:Club has won 8 of past 10 vs. NFC…QB MATT CASSELis 10-5 (.667) as starter vs. NFC & has 24 TDs vs. 11 INTs & 89.4 rating. Cassel (79) needs TD pass to reach 80 career…For career, RB JAMAAL CHARLES averages 7 yards per rush vs. NFC (121 att., 847 yards). RB PEYTON HILLIS averaged 6 yards per carry last week (11 att., 66 yards)…WR DWAYNE BOWE (38) needs 2 TD rec. to be 5th in franchise history with 40 career. Posted 14th career 100-yard rec. game last week (102). Since '10, Bowe ranks 3rd in NFL with 22 TD catches (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 29; CALVIN JOHNSON, 28). Registered 7 rec. for 53 yards with 2 TDs in only meeting vs. NO…LB TAMBA HALI has 53.5 career sacks, 3rd most by Chief since sack became official stat in '82. Has 6 sacks in last 3 vs. NFC…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 6.5 sacks in past 7…Bowe & DEs GLENN DORSEY & TYSON JACKSON attended LSU…LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads club with 17 tackles…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has 300 passing yards in 9 games in row, longest streak in NFL history. Has TD pass in 45 consecutive games, 2nd longest streak in NFL history (HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS, 47). Incl. SB, is 14-2 (.875) in past 16 vs. AFC, completing 442 of 613 (72.1 pct.) for 4,868 yards with 35 TDs vs. 15 INTs for 104.1 rating. Has won 3 of past 4 vs. KC…In last game vs. KC (12/12/10 with SD), RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES had 53 rush yards & 51 rec. yards, 1 of 3 career games with 50 rush & 50 rec. yards. Had 13 catches for 128 yards last week. RB PIERRE THOMAS had 144 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 56 rec.) & rush TD in last game vs. KC. Rushed for 110 yards on 9 att. (12.2 avg.) in Week 2…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 6 TDs in past 5 vs. AFC. Last year vs. AFC, had 25 catches for 341 yards (85.3 per game) & 4 TDs in 4 games. WR MARQUES COLSTON aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 2 TDs. In past 2 vs. AFC, has 14 rec. for 203 yards (101.5 per game) & 4 TDs. WR LANCE MOORE had 8 catches for 102 yards & TD in only meeting…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB.

DETROIT LIONS (1-1) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (0-2)

SERIES

LIONS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

7-3

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 0-0

Munchak: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 27-19 at 49ers

L 38-10 at Chargers

LAST GAME

11/27/08: Titans 47 at Lions 10. Tennessee rookie RB Chris Johnson rushes for 125 yards & RB LenDale White rushes for 106 yards as both score 2 TDs apiece in road win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/2/05: Titans 24, Lions 19. Tennessee LB Keith Bulluck returns fumble 39 yards for TD & QB Billy Volek throws 32-yard TD pass to WR Drew Bennett as Titans win in Week 17.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det.), 85 (Ten.). XM: 230 (Ten.).

STATS

PASSING

Stafford: 51-80-585-2-4-73.2

Locker: 38-62-403-2-2-77.6

RUSHING

Smith: 29-115-4.0-1

Locker (QB): 4-32-8.0-0

RECEIVING

Johnson: 14-205-14.6-0

Williams: 9-78-8.7-0

OFFENSE

362.5

248.0

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-2

DEFENSE

299.5

403.0

SACKS

Suh: 2.5 (T3C)

5 tied: 1

INTs


Verner: 1 (T3C)

PUNTING

Graham: 42.0

Kern: 51.8 (3C)

KICKING

Hanson: 22 (T2C) (4/4 PAT; 6/7 FG)

Bironas: 11 (2/2 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

LIONS:Head coachJIM SCHWARTZwas asst. coach with Ten. for 10 years, incl. 8 as def. coord…Since Dec. 2011, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 2,504 pass yards, most in NFL. Has won 4 in row vs. AFC, completing 102 of 157 (65 pct.) for 1,325 yards with 14 TDs vs. 1 INT for 118.5 rating. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with 3 TDs & 105 rating…RB KEVIN SMITH has 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.) in 12 career games vs. AFC…WR CALVIN JOHNSON aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with 100 rec. yards. In past 3 vs. AFC, has 19 catches for 441 yards (147 per game) & 4 TDs. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with rec. TD. Since 2008, has 45 TD catches, most in NFL. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREWties for 2nd among TEs with 162 catches. Had TD last week…DE CLIFF AVRIL is only NFC player with 10 sacks (12) & 6 FFs (6) since 2011. In past 3 vs. AFC, has 4 sacks, 2 FFs, INT-TD & FR-TD. Had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. LB STEPHEN TULLOCH was 4th round pick in 2006 by Ten. & played 5 years with Titans. DE KYLE VANDEN BOSCH played 5 years with Ten. (2005-09) & had 38.5 sacks. Since 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 16.5 sacks, most by NFL DT…TITANS:Have won 14 of past 17 vs. NFC…In 2 career games vs. NFC, QB JAKE LOCKERhas 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 97.7 passer rtg…RB CHRIS JOHNSON rushed for 125 yards on 16 att. (7.8 avg.) with 2 TDs in only mtg. vs. Det.. Has 17 rush TDs in 16 games vs. NFC. Johnson (38) needs 2 rush TDs to join HOFer EARL CAMPBELL (73) & EDDIE GEORGE (64) as only players to reach 40 career in club annals…WR NATE WASHINGTON has 3 TD rec. in past 3 vs. NFC. WR KENNY BRITT is averaging 112.3 rec. yards per game in past 3 vs. NFC & has 5 TD catches. Rookie WR KENDALL WRIGHT had 1st career TD catch last week…Since '11, TE JARED COOK ranks 3rd in AFC among TEs with 846 rec. yards (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 1,462; AARON HERNANDEZ, 969)…Rookies LB ZACH BROWN& DT MIKE MARTIN each recorded 1st career sack in Wk. 2…CB ALTERRAUN VERNER posted 1st INT of season & 5th of career last week.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-1) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (1-1)

SERIES

BENGALS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 4-4

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 2-0

Shanahan: 5-3

LAST WEEK

W 34-27 vs. Browns

L 31-28 at Rams

LAST GAME

12/14/08: Redskins 13 at Bengals 20. Cincinnati QB Ryan Fitzpatrick scores 2 1st-quarter TDs (1 rush, 1 pass) as Bengals defeat Washington.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/14/04: Bengals 17, Redskins 10. Cincinnati races to 17-0 halftime lead & thwarts late Washington comeback attempt in road victory.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 127 (Cin.), 86 (Was.). XM: 229 (Was.).

STATS

PASSING

Dalton: 46-68-539-3-2-93.9

Griffin III (R): 39-55-526-3-1-111.6

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 39-166-4.3-1

Morris (R): 44-185-4.2-2 (T1C)

RECEIVING

Green: 12-128-10.7-1

A. Robinson: 6-92-15.3-1

OFFENSE

348.5

416.0

TAKE/GIVE

-2

5 (T2L)

DEFENSE

434.5

405.0

SACKS

Atkins: 2

4 tied: 1

INTs


3 tied: 1

PUNTING

Huber: 44.1

Rocca: 47.4

KICKING

Nugent: 17 (5/5 PAT; 4/4 FG)

Cundiff: 20 (8/8 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS:Club aims for 3rd consecutive win vs. Was…QB ANDY DALTONtied career-high with 3 TD passes last week & posted career-best 128.2 passer rating. Dalton is 3-1 as starter against NFC. Bengals are 4-1 when Dalton has 100 passer rating…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS has 7 rush TDs in past 8 vs. NFC opponents. Has 12 rush TD in past 18…WR A.J. GREEN had 1st TD of season last week. WR ANDREW HAWKINS had 50-yard TD catch, 1st TD reception as Bengal. WR BRANDON TATE posted 1st TD reception as Bengal last week…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has 10 career TD rec…LB REY MAUALUGA leads club with 15 tackles…DE MICHAEL JOHNSON had sack & FR last week…CB TERENCE NEWMAN has 9 career INTs vs. Redskins (w/Dal.), most vs. any team…PR-CB ADAM JONES posted 81-yard PR-TD last week. Since '05, Jones ranks 2nd in NFL with 5 PR-TDs (DEVIN HESTER, 12). Jones (3) is 1 of 4 active players to record 3 PR-TD of at least 80 yards in career (DEVIN HESTER, 5; PATRICK PETERSON, 4; NATE BURLESON, 3)…REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III leads NFL rookies & ranks 4th overall with 111.6 rating, completing 39 of 55 (70.9 pct.) for 526 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT. Is 1st rookie since 1969 with 65 yard TD pass in each of 1st 2 games of season. Leads NFL QBs with 124 rush yards & 2 TDs…RB ALFRED MORRIS leads NFL rookies with 185 rush yards & ties for 1st among rookies with Griffin with 2 rush TDs. Last week, Morris (89 yards) & Griffin (82) became 1st rookie RB/QB duo with 80 rush yards each since 1958…WR LEONARD HANKERSON had 68-yard rec. TD last week, 1st of career. WR PIERRE GARCON had 8 catches in last game vs. Cin. (10/16/11 with Ind.). WR SANTANA MOSS had 7 catches for 72 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 9,203 rec. yards & is 1 of 9 active players with 9,000 yards. All 6 of WR ALDRICK ROBINSON's catches have gone for 1st down/TD. 11 different players have 1 catch…CB JOSH WILSON had 30-yard FR-TD last week. In career, has 4 INT-TDs & KR-TD. LB LONDON FLETCHER had INT last week.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-0) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-0)

SERIES

EAGLES

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

54-53-5

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Reid: 5-6

Whisenhunt: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 24-23 vs. Ravens

W 20-18 at Patriots

LAST GAME

11/13/11: Cardinals 21 at Eagles 17. Arizona QB John Skelton connects with WR Early Doucet for 5-yard TD pass with 1:53 remaining for decisive points in Cardinals victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/24/05: Cardinals 27, Eagles 21. Arizona builds 27-7 4th-quarter lead & thwarts late Philadelphia comeback attempt on Christmas Eve.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:05 PM MST): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (Phi.), 137 (Arz.). XM: 235 (Arz.).

STATS

PASSING

Vick: 52-88-688 (2L)-3-6-66.9

Kolb: 21-35-206-2-0-95.7

RUSHING

McCoy: 45-191 (3C)-4.2-1

Wells: 21-58-2.8-0

RECEIVING

Celek (TE): 12-222-18.5-0

Heap (TE): 8-94-11.8-0

OFFENSE

471.0 (1L)

249.0

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-1

DEFENSE

267.5 (1C)

320.5

SACKS

4 tied: 1

Campbell, Lenon: 2

INTs

Coleman, Rodgers-Cromartie: 2 (T2L)

Peterson, A. Wilson: 1

PUNTING

Henry: 47.8

Zastudil: 47.1

KICKING

Henery: 11 (5/5 PAT; 2/3 FG)

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

NOTES

EAGLES:1st team in NFL history to win 1st 2 games of season each by 1 point…Since 2010, QB MICHAEL VICK is only NFL player with 7,000 pass (7,009) & 1,000 rush (1,331) yards. Aims for 4th 300-yard game in row…RB LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 81 yards & TD in last meeting. Since 2010, is 1 of 2 NFL players with 2,500 rush yards (2,580) & 30 scrimmage TDs (30)…Incl. playoffs, WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 30 TDs (23 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) in career & averages 45.4 yards per TD (1,361 yards). Had 7 catches for 114 yards last week. WR JEREMY MACLIN aims for 5th in row with TD or 100 yards. TE BRENT CELEK had 8 catches for career-high 157 yards last week…DE JASON BABIN has 9 sacks in past 7. LB DE MECO RYANS had sack & INT last week. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had sack in last meeting. Was drafted in 1st round by Arz. in 2008. Since 2006, DE TRENT COLE has 64 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. CB NNAMDI ASOMUGHA had INT in last meeting…CARDINALS:Aim for 1st 3-0 start since 1974…QB KEVIN KOLB faces former team for 1st time. Was drafted by Phi. in 2nd round of 2007 Draft. Has 110.8 4th Q rating…When RB BEANIE WELLS has 17 att., team is 7-3…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 698 catches & can be youngest to reach 700. Since 2005, leads NFL in rec. yards (8,902) & rec. TDs (65). In 4 games vs. Phi. (incl. playoffs), has 26 catches for 456 yards (114 per game) with 8 TDs. In past 2 (incl. playoffs) vs. Eagles, has 16 catches for 298 yards (149 per game) & 5 TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has TD in 4 of past 6. WR EARLY DOUCET had TD catch in last meeting…DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 2 sacks last week. Had INT in last meeting.CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON had INT in Week 2. S ADRIAN WILSON is 1 of 5 S in NFL history with 20 sacks (22.5) & 25 INTs (27). Since 2007, DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 28.5 sacks, most by DT. LB DARYL WASHINGTON had team-high 9 tackles & sack in last meeting. Is 1 of 6 NFL players with 6 sacks (6) & 2 INTs (2) since 2011. LB QUENTIN GROVES blocked punt & had sack last week.

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-0) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (2-0)

SERIES

FALCONS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

7-1

STREAKS

7-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 1-0

Turner: 0-3

LAST WEEK

W 27-21 vs. Broncos

W 38-10 vs. Titans

LAST GAME

11/30/08: Falcons 22 at Chargers 16. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 120 yards & rookie QB Matt Ryan completes 17 of 23 passes with 130.2 passer rating.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/30/08

BROADCAST

FOX (1:05 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 85 (Atl.), 94 (SD). XM: 227 (SD).

STATS

PASSING

Ryan: 47-67-518-5 (T1L)-0-117.6 (1L)

Rivers: 48-65-515-4 (T2C)-1-110.7 (1C)

RUSHING

Turner: 28-74-2.6-1

Battle: 14-69-4.9-2 (T3L)

RECEIVING

White: 14-189-13.5-1

Floyd: 10-175 (3C)-17.5-1

OFFENSE

325.5

337.0

TAKE/GIVE

7 (1L)

1

DEFENSE

364.5

266.5 (3L)

SACKS

Babineaux: 2

Phillips: 2

INTs

Moore: 2 (T2L)

Weddle: 1 (T3C)

PUNTING

Bosher: 43.4

Scifres: 51.4

KICKING

Bryant: 25 (T1L) (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Kaeding: 24 (3L) (6/6 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN is 14-4 (.778) in career vs. AFC. In only start at SD, had 130.2 rating. Leads NFL with 117.6 rating. In career, Falcons are 25-0 when Ryan has 100 rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER was drafted in 5th round in 2004 by SD. Spent 4 years with SD. Since joining Atl. in 2008, ranks 3rd in NFL with 5,355 rush yards & is 2nd in NFL with 51 rush TDs. In last meeting, rushed 31 times for 120 yards. When he has 21 att., his teams are 27-2 (.931)…In past 11 vs. AFC, WR RODDY WHITE has 88 catches for 1,288 yards (117.1 per game) & 11 TDs. Had 6 catches for 112 yards in last meeting. Since start of 2007, has 485 rec., most in NFC. In 5 games vs. AFC, WR JULIO JONES has 5 TDs & 18.5 avg. TE TONY GONZALEZ had 5 100-yard games vs. SD. In past 3 meetings, has 26 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) & 3 TDs. Has 97 rec. TDs & needs 3 for 100…DE JOHN ABRAHAMhas 113 sacks, most among active players. LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON had team-high 10 tackles last week. S WILLIAM MOORE had sack & INT in Week 2, his 1st career game with sack & INT…CHARGERS:Seek 3-0 start for 1st time since '02…QB PHILIP RIVERS (24,800) needs 200 pass yards to join HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040) & JOHN HADL (26,938) as only players in franchise history to reach 25,000. Has 38-11 (.776) record at home as starter with 98.3 passer rating. For career, is 14-10 (.583) as starter vs. NFC & has 45 TDs vs. 20 INTs & 95.1 rating. Rivers is 39-8 (.830) as starter when posting 100 rating…RB JACKIE BATTLEhad career-best 2 rush TDs last week…TE ANTONIO GATES (597) needs 3 rec. to become 5th TE in NFL history with 600 career receptions. Gates (76) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in franchise history. TE DANTE ROSARIO had career-best 3 TD rec. last week…WR MALCOM FLOYD registered 8th career game with 100 rec. yards last week (109). In past 3 vs. Falcons (w/Saints), WR ROBERT MEACHEM has 15 catches for 245 yards (16.3 avg.) & 2 TDs …LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (62) has 3rd-most sacks among Chargers (LESLIE O'NEAL, 105.5; LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5) since sacks became official stat in '82…S ERIC WEDDLE is tied for NFL-best with 8 INTs since '11.

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-0) AT DENVER BRONCOS (1-1)

SERIES

TEXANS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

2-1

STREAKS

2-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 1-1

Fox: 0-2

LAST WEEK

W 27-7 at Jaguars

L 27-21 at Falcons

LAST GAME

12/26/10: Texans 23 at Broncos 24. Denver RB Correll Buckhalter has 6-yard TD run & 23-yard TD catch from QB Tim Tebow as Broncos overcome 13-point deficit in 4th-quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/26/10

BROADCAST

CBS (2:25 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 92 (Hou.), 86 (Den.). XM: 229 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING

Schaub: 46-66-461-1-0-94.3

Manning: 43-63-494-3-3-87.7

RUSHING

Foster: 54-189-3.5-3 (T1L)

McGahee: 38-177-4.7-2 (T3L)

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 11-140-12.7-1

D. Thomas: 13 (T3C)-188 (2C)-14.5-2 (T3L)

OFFENSE

374.0

335.0

TAKE/GIVE

5 (1C)

-4

DEFENSE

196.0 (1L)

279.5

SACKS

Watt: 3 (T1C)

Miller: 3 (T1C)

INTs

3 tied: 1 (T3C)

Porter: 1 (T3C)

PUNTING

Do. Jones: 47.0

Colquitt: 48.7

KICKING

S. Graham: 21 (6/6 PAT; 5/6 FG)

Prater: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:Are only team in NFL to start 2-0 in each of past 3 seasons…Head coach GARY KUBIAK spent 9 seasons (1983-91) as player with Broncos & 11 years (1995-05) as asst. coach in Den…In past 6 on road, QB MATT SCHAUB has 10 TDs vs. 1 INT & 110.6 rating. Schaub (99) needs TD pass to reach 100 career. In only career start vs. Den., (12/26/10) Schaub completed 23 of 33 passes (69.7 pct.) for 310 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT & 96.8 passer rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER (3,286) surpassed DOMANICK WILLIAMS (3,195) for most career rush yards in franchise history last week. Had 91 rush yards with TD in only meeting vs. Den. Registered 17th 100-yard rush game of career last week (110). RB BEN TATE had career-best 2 rush TDs vs. Jax…Since '03, WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages NFL-best 79 receiving yards per game (9,796 yards in 124 games)…Defense allows NFL-low in pts. per game (8.5), yds. per game (196) & pass yards per game (124)…Club is tied for 2nd in AFC with 6 sacks…DE J.J. WATT has 1.5 sacks in each of past 2 games. DE ANTONIO SMITH has 30.5 career sacks…BRONCOS:Club is 2-0 at home vs. Texans…For career, QB PEYTON MANNINGhas 16-2 record (.889) vs. Texans & has completed 452 of 642 passes (70.4 pct.) for 5,122 yards with 42 TDs (most vs. any opponent) vs. 8 INTs & 110.6 rating. Manning (63) needs 300-yard passing game to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (63) for most 300-yard passing games in NFL history…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE averages 80.9 rush yards per game in 17 games w/ Den. (1,376 total). Posted 31st career 100-yard rushing game last week (113). Since '04, ranks 4th in NFL with 61 rush TDs. Has rushed for 100 yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Hou. (117, 112)…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS tied career-high with 8 catches last week. Aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec. WR BRANDON STOKLEYhas 5 career TD catches vs. Hou…TE JOEL DREESENspent 5 seasons with Texans (2007-11)…Broncos are tied for 2nd in AFC with 6 sacks…Texas native, LB VON MILLER has 14.5 sacks in 17 career games…CB CHAMP BAILEYhas 50 career INTs, 3rd-most among active players (ED REED, 59; CHARLES WOODSON, 55).

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-1) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (0-2)

SERIES

STEELERS

RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER

10-9

STREAKS

6 of past 9

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 1-1

Allen: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-10 vs. Jets

L 35-13 at Dolphins

LAST GAME

11/21/10: Raiders 3 at Steelers 35. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws 3 TDs & runs for another as WR Mike Wallace adds 116 rec. yards. Steelers defense forces 3 turnovers.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/29/06: Raiders 20, Steelers 13. Oakland defense has 4 INTs, including INT-TDs by CB Nnamdi Asomugha (24 yards) & CB Chris Carr (100 yards).

BROADCAST

CBS (1:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 93 (Pit.), 91 (Oak.). XM: 228 (Oak.).

STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 46-71-520-4 (T2C)-1-99.5 (2C)

Palmer: 56-94-670 (1C)-2-1-84.1

RUSHING

Dwyer: 21-71-3.4-0

McFadden: 26-54-2.1-0

RECEIVING

A. Brown: 11-153-13.9-0

McFadden (RB): 15 (T1C)-105-7.0-0

OFFENSE

307.5

358.5

TAKE/GIVE

1

-2

DEFENSE

276.5

355.0

SACKS

Foote: 1

Shaughnessy: 1.5

INTs



PUNTING

Butler (R): 43.4

Lechler: 48.7

KICKING

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

Janikowski: 13 (1/1 PAT; 4/4 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS:In past 2 starts vs. Oak., QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has completed 36 of 53 passes (67.9 pct.) for 553 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 125.7 rating. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 125.1 passer rating last week. Steelers are 44-4 (.917) when Roethlisberger has 100 passer rating…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL rushed for 103 yards vs. Raiders on 12/6/09…WR MIKE WALLACE had 3 catches for 116 yards (38.7 avg.), incl. 52-yard TD catch in last meeting vs. Oak. Has 6 TD rec. in past 6 in Sept. WR ANTONIO BROWN (96) needs 4 catches to reach 100 career. Brown & WR EMMANUEL SANDERS are tied for 2nd in AFC with 5 rec. on 3rd-down…TE HEATH MILLER (3,933) needs 67 rec. yards to become 8th Steeler to record 4,000 career receiving yards. Miller aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (49) needs 1 sack to become 6th Steeler to reach 50 career. LB JAMES HARRISON (58) needs 3 sacks to surpass KEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most sacks in franchise history…DE CAMERON HEYWARD posted 1st sack of season last week…RAIDERS:In 5 starts at home with Raiders, QB CARSON PALMER averages 342.8 passing yards per game (1,714 total) & has 93.6 rating. Palmer leads AFC & ranks 3rd in NFL with 670 passing yards in '12…RB DARREN MC FADDEN is tied for AFC-best with 15 catches (REGGIE WAYNE, 15) in '12. Raiders are 7-2 when McFadden has 100 rush yards. McFadden (3,977; 2,681 rushing; 1,296 receiving) needs 23 scrimmage yards to reach 4,000 career. Leads AFC with 6 catches on 3rd-down. RB MIKE GOODSON had career-best 83 receiving yards & posted 1st career TD catch last week…WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY is averaging 109.3 rec. yards per game in past 3 at home (328 total). For career, WR DENARIUS MOORE averages 19 yards per catch (36 rec., 685 rec. yards)…TE BRANDON MYERS had career highs in catches (6) & receiving yards (86) last week…Since '11, DTs TOMMY KELLY (7.5) & RICHARD SEYMOUR (6) have combined for 13.5 sacks. Seymour has 3.5 career sacks vs. Pit…DE MATT SHAUGHNESSY has 1.5 sacks in past 2…LB PHILIP WHEELER leads club with 14 tackles.

SUNDAY NIGHT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-1) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-1)

SERIES

PATRIOTS

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

6-0

STREAKS

6-0

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 5-1

Harbaugh: 1-3

LAST WEEK

L 20-18 vs. Cardinals

L 24-23 at Eagles

LAST REG-SEA GAME

10/17/10: Ravens 20 at Patriots 23 (OT). New England WR Deion Branch has 98 rec. yards & TD as Stephen Gostkowski kicks 3 FGs, including game-winning 35-yarder in OT.

LAST REG-SEA GAME AT SITE

12/3/07: Patriots 27, Ravens 24. New England QB Tom Brady throws 2 TD passes, including 8-yarder to WR Jabar Gaffney with 0:44 remaining in 4th quarter.

BROADCAST

NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (NE), 93 (Bal.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (NE), 226 (Bal.).

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 51-77-552 (3C)-3-1-94.7

Flacco: 43-71-531-3-1-91.9

RUSHING

Ridley: 39-196 (3C)-5.0-1

Rice: 26-167-6.4-2 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Lloyd: 13 (T3C)-129-9.9-0

Pitta (TE): 13 (T3C)-138-10.6-1

OFFENSE

388.5 (2C)

377.5

TAKE/GIVE

3 (3C)

4 (2C)

DEFENSE

264.5 (2L)

404.0

SACKS

3 tied: 1

Ngata: 2

INTs

Wilson (R): 1 (T3C)

E. Reed: 2 (T1C)

PUNTING

Mesko: 36.2

Koch: 48.3

KICKING

Gostkowski: 22 (3C) (4/4 PAT; 6/7 FG)

Tucker (R): 25 (T1L) (7/7 PAT; 6/6 FG)

NOTES

REMATCH of 2011 AFC Championship Game…PATRIOTS:Club has 7-1 all-time record vs. Ravens (incl. postseason)… BILL BELICHICK (193) needs win to surpass CHUCK KNOX (193) for 8th most among head coaches in NFL history… QB TOM BRADY(40,531) needs 21 passing yards to surpass HOFer JOE MONTANA (40,551) for 12th-most passing yards in NFL history. Has thrown TD pass in 34 consecutive games…RB STEVAN RIDLEY is averaging 123.5 scrimmage yards per game this season (196 rush, 51 rec.)…WR WES WELKER (562) surpassed TROY BROWN (557) last week for most catches in club history. In last game vs. Ravens (w/ Den. on 10/10/10), WR BRANDON LLOYD had 5 catches for 135 yards (27 avg.) with 2 TD catches. Lloyd (4,913) needs 87 rec. yards to reach 5,000 career…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 19 TD catches in past 18 games. Since entering NFL in '10, Gronkowski leads league in TD catches (29)…LB ROB NINKOVICH posted 1st sack of season last week…RAVENS:Club aims for 12th consecutive win at home…In past 2 vs. NE (incl. postseason), QB JOE FLACCOhas 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 107.2 passer rating. Ravens are 24-2 (.923) when he has 100 rating. For career, Flacco has 28-5 (.848) record at home…In 4 career games vs. Patriots (incl. postseason), RB RAY RICE averages 104.3 rush yards per game (417 total). Since '09, Rice leads NFL with 6,130 scrimmage yards…WR TORREY SMITH (949 yards) needs 51 rec. yards to reach 1,000 career. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 6 catches for 101 yards (16.8 avg.) in AFC Championship Game…Incl. playoffs, Ravens have 7 INTs in last 3 vs. NE…S ED REED aims for 3rd consecutive game with INT. Since '02, has NFL-best 59 INTs…S BERNARD POLLARD had sack & INT last week…DT HALOTI NGATA tied career-high with 2 sacks against Patriots on 10/17/10.

MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-1) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-1)

SERIES

PACKERS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

8-5

STREAKS

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

McCarthy: 4-1

Carroll: 0-2

LAST WEEK

W 23-10 vs. Bears

W 27-7 vs. Cowboys

LAST GAME

12/27/09: Seahawks 10 at Packers 48. Green Bay RB Ryan Grant rushes for 97 yards & 2 1st-half TDs as Packers build 24-3 halftime lead en route to victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/12/08: Packers 27, Seahawks 17. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 208 yards with 2 TDs for 111.5 passer rating in road win.

BROADCAST

ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (GB), 93 (Sea.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (GB), 226 (Sea.).

STATS

PASSING

Rodgers: 52-76-522-3-2-89.9

Wilson (R): 33-54-304-2-1-81.1

RUSHING

Benson: 29-99-3.4-0

Lynch: 47-207 (1C)-4.4-1

RECEIVING

Nelson: 11-148-13.5-0

Rice: 7-69-9.9-1

OFFENSE

322.5

284.5

TAKE/GIVE

1

2

DEFENSE

272.5 (2C)

274.5 (3C)

SACKS

Matthews: 6 (1L)

Clemons: 1

INTs

T. Williams: 2 (T2L)

Browner, Sherman: 1

PUNTING

Masthay: 47.9

Ryan: 50.0 (3C)

KICKING

Crosby: 13 (4/4 PAT; 3/3 FG)

Hauschka: 19 (4/4 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS is 2-0 vs. Sea., completing 33 of 53 (62.3 pct.) for 445 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.8 rating. Incl. playoffs, Packers have won past 18 starts when Rodgers has 100 rating…RB CEDRIC BENSON rushed 11 times for 89 yards (8.1 avg.) & TD (43 yards) in last game vs. Sea. (11/18/07 with Chi.)…In career, WR JORDY NELSON has 21 rec. TDs & avg. 32.1 yards per TD. WR GREG JENNINGS has 15 catches for 266 yards (88.7 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 meetings (incl. playoffs). Aims for 3rd MNF game in row with TD. WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 90 rec. (97), 90 PR (96), 90 KR (94) & 25 rush (28) yards. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY has 25 catches for 389 yards (97.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 on MNF…CB TRAMON WILLIAMS had 2 INTs last week. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 15 INTs. Since joining GB in 2006, DB CHARLES WOODSON has 38 INTs (2nd in NFL) & 9 INT-TDs (1st in NFL). LB CLAY MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row with 2.5 sacks…SEAHAWKS:Rookie QB RUSSELL WILSON recorded 112.7 rating last week & 1st career win…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 7th in row at home with 100 rush yards. In past 6 at home, has rushed for 712 yards (118.7 per game) & 6 TDs. Since Nov. 2011, Lynch leads NFL with 1,148 rush yards. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON is 2nd in NFL with 38.3 KR avg. & ranks 2nd in NFC with 14.5 PR avg....WR SIDNEY RICE has rec. TD in 4 of 6 vs. GB. TE ANTHONY MC COY had 1st career TD catch (22 yards) last week. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS had 1st career TD (career-long 80 yards) vs. GB (9/18/05 with Cle.)…LB MALCOLM SMITH blocked punt last week & S JERON JOHNSON returned it for TD. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 12 sacks in past 17. Aims for 3rd MNF game in row with sack. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has INT in 3 of past 5.

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