NFL KICKOFF WEEKEND

NFL KICKOFF WEEKEND 2011

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2011

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS SERIES

 

SAINTS

PACKERS

SERIES LEADER

14-7

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 2-0

McCarthy: 0-2

LAST GAME

11/24/08: Packers 29 at Saints 51. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 20 of 26 passes for 323 yards & 4 TDs as Saints break game open with 21 3rd-quarter points.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/17/06: Saints 34, Packers 27. Tied at 20 in 4th quarter, New Orleans scores 2 TDs in 26 seconds for 34-20 lead to thwart late Green Bay rally.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:30 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (NO), 93 (GB), 88 (WW1).  XM: 225 (NO), 226 (GB), 88 (WW1). 

2010 STATS

PASSING

Brees: 448-658-4,620 (1C)-33-22-90.9

Rodgers: 312-475-3,922 (3C)-28 (T3C)-11-101.2 (1C)

RUSHING

Thomas: 83-269-3.2-2

Grant: 8-45-5.6-0

RECEIVING

Colston: 84-1,023-12.2-7

Jennings: 76-1,265 (2C)-16.6-12 (T1C)

OFFENSE

372.5 (3C)

358.1

TAKE/GIVE

-6

10 (2C)

DEFENSE

306.2 (1C)

309.1 (2C)

SACKS

Ellis: 6

Matthews: 13.5 (2C)

INTs

Greer, Jenkins: 2

T. Williams: 6 (T2C)

PUNTING

Morstead: 45.9 (3C)

Masthay: 43.9

KICKING

Hartley: 100 (40/40 PAT; 20/25 FG)

Crosby: 112 (46/46 PAT; 22/28 FG)

NOTES

GAME FEATURES past 2 SB champs (NO: XLIV, GB: XLV)…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has 22,918 pass yards since joining NO in 2006, most by QB in any 5-year span in NFL history. Has 4,000 yards in past 5 seasons & is 1 of 2 QBs (PEYTON MANNING) all-time with 5 4,000-yard seasons in row. Had 448 comp. last year, his NFL-record 3rd 400-comp. season. Has 109.3 rating in 3 starts vs. GB…RB PIERRE THOMAS rushed for 87 yards & 2 TDs in only game vs. GB. Rookie RB MARK INGRAM (1st Rd, No. 28) won 2009 Heisman & is only Alabama player to win award…WR MARQUES COLSTON had 84 catches for 1,023 yards last year, 1st Saint with 1,000 rec. yards in 4 of 1st 5 NFL seasons. WR LANCE MOOREhad 5 catches for 115 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting…LB JONATHAN VILMA led club in tackles for 3rd consecutive season. S ROMAN HARPER is only S in team history to be selected to 2 consecutive Pro Bowls…PACKERS:Have 51 wins on KO Weekend, tied for most all-time (Chi.)…QB AARON RODGERS has 12,394 pass yards since becoming starter in 2008, 2nd most by QB in 1st 3 years as starter (KURT WARNER, 12,612). Led NFC with 101.2 rating last year, 1st GB QB with consecutive seasons with 100 rating (103.2 in 2009)…RB RYAN GRANT is 1 of 3 players in GB history with consecutive 1,200-yard rush seasons (2008-09)… Packers had 3 WRs with 50 catches each for 1st time in franchise history: GREG JENNINGS (76), DONALD DRIVER (51) & JAMES JONES (50). Rookie WR RANDALL COBB (2nd Rd, No. 64) set SEC single-season record with 2,396 all-purpose yards last year at Kentucky… CB CHARLES WOODSON holds franchise record with 9 def. TDs (8 INT, 1 FR). CB TRAMON WILLIAMS led NFL with 9 INTs, incl. playoffs. LB CLAY MATTHEWS is 1st Packer to start career with consecutive 10-sack seasons (23.5 sacks).

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS SERIES

 

STEELERS

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

18-12

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Tomlin: 7-3

Harbaugh: 2-6

LAST GAME

12/5/10: Steelers 13 at Ravens 10. Pittsburgh scores 10 4th-quarter points to erase 10-3 deficit, including 9-yard TD pass from QB Ben Roethlisberger to RB Isaac Redman.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/5/10

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 112 (Pit.), 86 (Bal.). XM: 228 (Bal.).

2010 STATS

PASSING

Roethlisberger: 240-389-3,200-17-5-97.0 (3C)

Flacco: 306-489-3,622-25-10-93.6

RUSHING

Mendenhall: 324-1,273-3.9-13 (T2L)

Rice: 307-1,220-4.0-5

RECEIVING

Wallace: 60-1,257 (3C)-21.0-10 (T3C)

Boldin: 64-837-13.1-7

OFFENSE

345.3

322.9

TAKE/GIVE

17 (2L)

7

DEFENSE

276.8 (2L)

318.9

SACKS

Harrison: 10.5

Suggs: 11.0

INTs

Polamalu: 7 (T2L)

E. Reed: 8 (1L)

PUNTING

Sepulveda: 45.5

Koch: 43.6

KICKING

Suisham: 61 (19/19 PAT; 14/15 FG)

Cundiff: 117 (39/39 PAT; 26/29 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS:Head coach MIKE TOMLIN is 4-0 on Kickoff Weekend…Incl. postseason, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 9-2 (.818) as starter vs. Ravens & has 17 TDs vs. 9 INTs & 84.8 passer rating. Has thrown career-best 158 consecutive passes in regular season without INT, longest such streak by Steelers QB since KORDELL STEWART (159 consecutive passes without INT in '01)…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL (1,273 rush yards, 13 rush TDs in '10) joined WILLIE PARKER (1,494 rush yards, 13 rush TDs in '06) as only Steelers w/ 1,200 rush yards & at least 13 rush TDs in season… WR HINES WARD (11,702) needs 133 receiving yards to surpass HOFer DON MAYNARD for 20th in NFL history. In '10,WR MIKE WALLACE (7) tied HOFer JOHN STALLWORTH (7 in '84) for most 100-yard rec. games in season in club history…Steelers allowed NFL-low 62.8 rushing yards per game last season, 5th-fewest per game in NFL history…LB JAMES HARRISON became 1st Steeler to post double-digit sacks in 3 consecutive seasons (16 in '08; 10 in '09; 10.5 in '10)…Incl. playoffs, LB LA MARR WOODLEYhas 8.5 sacks vs. Bal., most vs. any opponent…RAVENS: Incl. postseason, JOHN HARBAUGH has led Ravens to 36 wins as head coach, 3rd-most in NFL since '08 (Colts, 38; Steelers 38). Harbaugh is 3-0 on Kickoff Weekend…QB JOE FLACCOhad 3,622 passing yards & 25 TDs in '10, both rank 2nd in Ravens history. Flacco is 19-5 (.792) as home starter & has completed 419 of 671 passes (62.4 pct.) for 5,125 yards w/ 29 TDs vs. 13 INTs & 92.3 rating…For career, RB RAY RICE averages 121.4 rush yards per game when he has 25 att. (607 total in 5 games)…RB RICKY WILLIAMS will make Ravens debut…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN posted 5 rec. for 118 yards (23.6 avg.) with TD catch in last game vs. Pit…WR LEE EVANS will make Ravens debut. Evans (5,934) needs 66 rec. yards to reach 6,000 career…S ED REED had NFL-best 8 INTs in '10. Since '02, Reed leads NFL with 54 INTs…LB TERRELL SUGGS (68.5) needs 2 sacks to surpass PETER BOULWARE (70) for most sacks in Ravens history. Incl. postseason, Suggs has 15.5 career sacks vs. Pit…LB RAY LEWIS led team with 145 tackles in '10.

ATLANTA FALCONS AT CHICAGO BEARS SERIES

 

FALCONS

BEARS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 12-12

STREAKS

Past 2

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Smith: 2-0

Lovie Smith: 1-2

LAST GAME

10/18/09: Bears 14 at Falcons 21. Atlanta RB Michael Turner scores decisive points on 5-yard TD run with 3:06 remaining as Falcons top Chicago.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/18/05: Bears 16, Falcons 3. Chicago forces 3 turnovers as Bears win in 12-degree weather with minus-3 wind chill. RB Thomas Jones rushes for 93 yards & 1 TD in win.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 134 (Atl.), 92 (Chi.).  XM: 225 (Chi.).  

2010 STATS

PASSING

Ryan: 357-571-3,705-28 (T3C)-9-91.0

Cutler: 261-432-3,274-23-16-86.3

RUSHING

Turner: 334-1,371 (1C)-4.1-12 (T1C)

Forté: 237-1,069-4.5-6

RECEIVING

White: 115 (1L)-1,389 (1C)-12.1-10

Knox: 51-960-18.8-5

OFFENSE

341.4

289.4

TAKE/GIVE

14 (1C)

4

DEFENSE

332.4

314.3

SACKS

Abraham: 13 (3C)

Idonije, Peppers: 8

INTs

Grimes, Moore: 5

C. Harris, Tillman: 5

PUNTING

Bosher (R) (Pre.): 40.5

Podlesh (Jax.): 43.8

KICKING

Bryant: 128 (2C) (44/44 PAT; 28/31 FG)

Gould: 110 (35/35 PAT; 25/30 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS:Were 13-3 last year, finishing with NFC's top seed for 1st time since 1980. Club has posted 3 consecutive winnings seasons, 1st time in franchise history…QB MATT RYAN has 33 wins as starter, tying HOFer DAN MARINO for most wins by QB in 1st 3 seasons since 1970. In career, has posted 100 rating 16 times & Falcons are 16-0 (7-0 in 2010)…RB MICHAEL TURNER led NFC with 1,371 rush yards & tied for 1st with 12 rush TDs last year. Since joining Atl. in 2008, has 39 rush TDs, 2nd most in NFL…WR RODDY WHITE set club single-season records for most receptions (NFL-best 115) & rec. yards (NFC-best 1,389) last year. TE TONY GONZALEZ had 70 receptions & is only player in NFL history with 60 catches in 12 consecutive seasons. WR-KR-PR ERIC WEEMS had franchise-record 102-yard KR-TD & 55-yard PR-TD last year, only player in team history with both in season…DE JOHN ABRAHAM ranked 3rd in NFC with 13 sacks & is only Falcon to register 13 sacks in 2 seasons (team-record 16.5 in 2008). CB BRENT GRIMES led team with 23 passes defensed in 2010…BEARS:Have 62 wins in home openers, most in NFL. Tied with GB for most wins on KO Weekend (51). Last year won NFC North for 3rd time under head coach LOVIE SMITH. Bears have won 10 division titles since 1970 merger…QB JAY CUTLER passed for 3,274 yards last year, 3rd highest total in team history. Is 1st QB in franchise history with consecutive 3,000-yard seasons. In career (incl. playoffs), when he has 100 rating, his teams are 22-0 (7-0 in 2010)…RB MATT FORTÉ had 1,616 scrimmage yards (1,069 rush, 547 rec.) last year & joined HOFer WALTER PAYTON (1983) as only Bears with 1,000 rush yards & 500 rec. yards in season. Forté & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in franchise history with 1,000 scrimmage yards in each of 1st 3 seasons…WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER holds NFL record with 14 career combined KR-TDs (10 PR, 4 KR). WR JOHNNY KNOX averaged 18.8 yards per catch (51 rec., 960 yards) in 2010, highest in NFC by player with 50 rec. LB BRIAN URLACHER had 100 tackles for 10th time in 11-year career. Since entering NFL in 2002, DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 89 sacks, 3rd most in NFL.

CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS SERIES

 

BENGALS

BROWNS

SERIES LEADER

39-36

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Lewis: 11-5

Shurmur: 0-0

LAST GAME

12/19/10: Browns 17 at Bengals 19.  Cincinnati RB Cedric Benson rushes for 150 yards & scores team's lone TD.  Bengals K Clint Stitser scores 13 points (4 FGs, 1 PAT).

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/3/10: Browns 23, Bengals 20.  Cleveland RB Peyton Hillis records 2nd consecutive 100-yard rush game (102) & 4th consecutive game w/ rush TD in Browns' victory.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots.  SIRIUS: 106 (Cin.), 113 (Cle.).  XM: 233 (Cle.). 

2010 STATS

PASSING

Dalton (R) (Pre.): 36-60-328-1-3-59.6

McCoy: 135-222-1,576-6-9-74.5

RUSHING

Benson: 321-1,111-3.5-7

Hillis: 270-1,177-4.4-11

RECEIVING

Shipley: 52-600-11.5-3

Watson (TE): 68-763-11.2-3

OFFENSE

330.6

289.7

TAKE/GIVE

-8

-1

DEFENSE

332.0

350.1

SACKS

Dunlap: 9.5

Benard: 7.5

INTs

Hall: 4

Haden: 6

PUNTING

Huber: 42.1

McGee (Pre.): 46.3

KICKING

Nugent: 62 (17/17 PAT; 15/19 FG)

Dawson: 97 (28/28 PAT; 23/28 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS:Club has won 2 of past 3 at Cleveland…MARVIN LEWIS enters 9th season with Bengals, longest tenured head coach in franchise history…Rookie QB ANDY DALTON (2nd round, No. 35) will make NFL debut…RB CEDRIC BENSON averages 92.2 rush yards per game vs. Browns (461 yards, 5 games). For career, RB BERNARD SCOTT averages 5.1 yards per carry vs. Browns (34 att., 175 yards)…Rookie WR A.J. GREEN (1st round, No. 4) will make NFL debut.  WR ANDRE CALDWELL had 4 rec. for 89 yards in last game vs. Cle…WR JORDAN SHIPLEY & TE JERMAINE GRESHAM tied for 3rd among NFL rookies last season w/ 52 rec…LB MANNY LAWSON & CB NATE CLEMENTS will make Bengals debuts.  Clements has 33 career INTs…DE CARLOS DUNLAP ranked 2nd among NFL rookies with 9.5 sacks in '10 (NDAMUKONG SUH, 10).  Dunlap tied career-best with 2 sacks in last meeting vs. Browns…CB LEON HALL has 5 career INTs vs. Browns, most vs. any opponent…BROWNS: PAT SHURMUR will make NFL debut as head coach…In only meeting vs.  Cin. (12/19/10), QB COLT MC COY completed 19 of 25 passes (76.0 pct.) for 243 yards w/ career-high 2 TDs & career-best 132.6 rating…RB PEYTON HILLIS recorded career-best 11 rush TDs in '10 and joined HOFer JIM BROWN& LEROY KELLYas only Browns to rush for at least 11 TDs in season.  9th Browns RB to reach 1,000 rushing yards in season with career-high 1,177 yards last year.  Rushed for 102 yards & TD in last home game vs. Bengals…TE BENJAMIN WATSON had career-high 763 receiving yards in '10 & joined HOFers KELLEN WINSLOW & OZZIE NEWSOME & MILT MORIN as only Browns TEs w/ 700 receiving yards in season.  Has totaled 13 rec. for 152 yards in past 2 vs. Cin…WR BRIAN ROBISKIE had career-best 82 receiving yards in last game vs. Cin…T JOE THOMAS will make 65th consecutive start since entering NFL in '07…CB JOE HADEN posted 6 INTs last season, most by Browns rookie since '01 (ANTHONY HENRY, 10)…Rookie DT PHIL TAYLOR (1st round, No. 21) will make NFL debut…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS (8) needs 2 kickoff return TDs to become 1st player in history w/ 10.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT HOUSTON TEXANS SERIES

 

COLTS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

16-2

STREAKS

7 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Caldwell: 3-1

Kubiak: 2-8

LAST GAME

11/1/10: Texans 17 at Colts 30. Indianapolis CB Kelvin Hayden has 25-yard INT-TD in 2nd quarter. Colts QB Peyton Manning throws 2 TD & Adam Vinatieri converts 3 FGs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/12/10: Texans 34, Colts 24. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 231 yards & scores 3 TDs, including 2 in 4th quarter. Manning passes for 433 yards & 3 TDs.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 136 (Ind.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 229 (Hou.).

2010 STATS

PASSING

Manning: 450-679-4,700 (2L)-33 (T2L)-17-91.9 OR

Collins (Ten.): 160-278-1,823-14-8-82.2

Schaub: 365-574-4,370 (3C)-24-12-92.0

RUSHING

D. Brown: 129-497-3.9-2

Foster: 327-1,616 (1L)-4.9-16 (1L)

RECEIVING

Wayne: 111 (1C)-1,355 (3L)-12.2-6

Johnson: 86 (T2C)-1,216-14.1-8

OFFENSE

380.8 (3C)

386.6 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE

-4

0

DEFENSE

341.6

376.9

SACKS

Mathis: 11.0

M. Williams: 8.5

INTs

Powers: 2

4 tied: 3

PUNTING

McAfee: 42.0

Hartmann (R) (Pre.): 42.7

KICKING

Vinatieri: 129 (3L) (51/51 PAT; 26/28 FG)

Rackers: 124 (43/43 PAT; 27/30 FG)

NOTES

COLTS:Have won 9 of past 12 on Kickoff Weekend. Colts have 34 wins in road openers, most among AFC teams…Since '02, club has 42-12 (.778) record vs. AFC South…QB PEYTON MANNING passed for 433 yards on Kickoff Weekend vs. Texans last season, 4th-most in KO Weekend history (NORM VAN BROCKLIN, 554 on 9/28/51). Manning has 16-2 (.889) record vs. Hou. & has 5,122 passing yards vs. 42 TDs vs. 8 INTs & 110.6 passer rating. QB KERRY COLLINS (40,441) needs 111 passing yards to surpass HOFer JOE MONTANA (40,551) for 10th most passing yards all-time & ranks 2nd among active players (Manning, 54,828)…RB JOSEPH ADDAI has 632 rush yards & 6 rush TDs vs. Texans, most vs. any opponent…WR REGGIE WAYNEhad career-best 111 receptions in '10 & posted 3rd season of career with at least 100 catches (104 in '07; 100 in '09). Wayne (787) needs 13 rec. to reach 800 career. Aims for 4th consecutive game with TD rec. vs. Hou…TE DALLAS CLARK (393) needs 7 receptions to reach 400 career. Has 9 TD rec. vs. Texans…DE DWIGHT FREENEY(10) reached double-digit sacks for 3rd consecutive season & 7th of career last year. DE ROBERT MATHIS (11) totaled 10 sacks in season for 4th time in career in '10…TEXANS: QB MATT SCHAUB has 16-10 (.615) record at Reliant Stadium with 37 TDs vs. 20 INTs & 94.8 passer rating. Schaub has reached 4,000 passing yards in consecutive seasons (4,770 in '09; 4,370 in '10)…RB ARIAN FOSTER registered 231 rush yards on Kickoff Weekend vs. Colts last season, 2nd-most rush yards in KO Weekend history (O.J. SIMPSON, 250 on 9/16/73). Foster averages 166.5 rush yards per game vs. Colts (333 total in 2 games)…Since '08, WR ANDRE JOHNSONleads NFL with 4,360 rec. yards. Had 7 catches for 106 yards w/ TD rec. in last game vs. Colts…TE OWEN DANIELS (2,972) needs 28 rec. yards to reach 3,000 career…CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPHwill make Texans debut…LB MARIO WILLIAMS has led team in sacks for past 4 seasons (43.5 total). Rookie DE J.J. WATT (1st round, No.11) will make NFL debut.

TENNESSEE TITANS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS SERIES

 

TITANS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

18-14

STREAKS

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Munchak: 0-0

Del Rio: 7-9

LAST GAME

12/5/10: Jaguars 17 at Titans 6. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 186 yards. Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings & QB David Garrard add rushing TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/18/10: Titans 30, Jaguars 3. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson rushes for 111 yards on 26 carries (4.3 avg.), including 35-yard TD to cap scoring.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 149 (Ten.), 135 (Jax.). XM: 230 (Jax.).

STATS

PASSING

Hasselbeck (Sea.): 266-444-3,001-12-17-73.2

McCown: 11-19-120-0-0-76.6

RUSHING

C. Johnson: 316-1,364 (3C)-4.3-11

Jones-Drew: 299-1,324-4.4-5

RECEIVING

C. Johnson (RB): 44-245-5.6-1

M. Thomas: 66-820-12.4-4

OFFENSE

302.1

341.2

TAKE/GIVE

-4

-15

DEFENSE

367.7

371.8

SACKS

J. Jones: 3.5

Mincey: 5

INTs

Griffin: 4

D. Cox: 4

PUNTING

Kern: 42.9

Turk (Hou.): 42.1

KICKING

Bironas: 110 (38/38 PAT; 24/26 FG)

Scobee: 107 (41/41 PAT; 22/28 FG)

NOTES

TITANS: MIKE MUNCHAK will make NFL debut as head coach. Munchak is 12th HOF player to serve as a head coach since '70…In 2 career starts vs. Jax. (w/ Seahawks), QB MATT HASSELBECK has 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 99.7 passer rating. Hasselbeck will make Titans debut…For career, RB CHRIS JOHNSON averages 105.3 rush yards per game vs. Jaguars (632 total in 6 games). Since '08, Johnson leads NFL with 4,598 rush yards (97.8 per game) & 5,606 scrimmage yards (119.3 per game). For career, Johnson averages 95.8 rush yards per game vs. AFC South opponents (1,628 yards in 17 games)…WR NATE WASHINGTON has 4 TD rec. in past 6 vs. Jax…WR KENNY BRITT had career-best 9 TD rec. last season…LB BARRETT RUUDwill make Titans debut…CB CORTLAND FINNEGAN has 3 career INTs vs. Jax...S MICHAEL GRIFFIN had 4 INTs last year, 2nd-most of career (7 in '08)…KR-WR MARC MARIANI had 1,530 kickoff return yards as rookie in '10 & passed BOBBY JANCIK (1,317 in 1963) for most KR yards in season in franchise history…JAGUARS: Club has 10-6 (.625) record on Kickoff Weekend…QB LUKE MC COWN will make 1st NFL start since 12/30/07 vs. Car (with TB)…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW rushed for 1,324 yards in '10 to reach 1,000 rushing yards in back-to-back seasons (1,391 in '09), joining FRED TAYLORas only players in franchise history to accomplish feat. In past 3 vs. Ten., Jones-Drew is averaging 140 rush yards per game (420 total)…WR MIKE THOMAS had career-best 820 rec. yards, 66 catches & 4 TD catches in '10 season. Tied career-best 8 rec. vs. Titans on 10/18/10…TE MARCEDES LEWIS had career-best in rec. (58), receiving yards (700) & tied franchise record with 10 TD rec. (WR REGGIE WILLIAMS in '07) in '10. Had career-high 76 rec. yards vs. Titans on 10/4/09…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY will make Jaguars debut after spending 4 seasons in Buf. (2007-10)…CB RASHEAN MATHIS has 6 INTs vs. Titans, most vs. any opponent. Has franchise-record 29 career INTs. CB DEREK COX has 2 INTs in 3 career games vs. Titans…S DAWAN LANDRY will make Jax. debut after spending 5 seasons in Bal. (2006-10)…DT TERRANCE KNIGHTON tied for 2nd on club w/ career-best 4 sacks in '10…DT TYSON ALUALU started all 16 games as rookie in '10, posting 3.5 sacks.

BUFFALO BILLS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS SERIES

 

BILLS

CHIEFS

SERIES LEADER

21-17-1

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Gailey: 0-2

Haley: 1-1

LAST GAME

10/31/10: Bills 10 at Chiefs 13 (OT). Buffalo WR Stevie Johnson scores TD with 2:18 remaining to force OT. On last play of OT, Kansas City's Ryan Succop kicks game-winning 35-yard FG.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/31/10

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 117 (Buf.), 91 (KC). XM: 231 (KC).

 

2010 STATS

PASSING

Fitzpatrick: 255-441-3,000-23-15-81.8

Cassel: 262-450-3,116-27-7-93.0

RUSHING

F. Jackson: 222-927-4.2-5

Charles: 230-1,467 (2L)-6.4-5

RECEIVING

St. Johnson: 82-1,073-13.1-10 (T3C)

Bowe: 72-1,162-16.1-15 (1L)

OFFENSE

304.9

349.7

TAKE/GIVE

-17

9 (T3C)

DEFENSE

361.6

330.2

SACKS

K. Williams: 5.5

Hali: 14.5 (1C)

INTs

Florence: 3

Berry: 4

PUNTING

Moorman: 42.4

Colquitt: 44.4

KICKING

Lindell: 79 (31/32 PAT; 16/21 FG)

Succop: 102 (42/42 PAT; 20/26 FG)

NOTES

BILLS:Head coach CHAN GAILEY has 2-1 record on Kickoff Weekend…Club has won 2 of past 3 at KC…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK had career-best in passing yards (3,000), TD passes (23) & passer rating 81.8 last season. Posted 14 TDs vs. 9 INTs & 89.3 passer rating on road in 2010. Has 2-1 record as starter vs. Chiefs. Since '09, RB FRED JACKSON averages 80.5 scrimmage yards per game (2,575 total in 32 games). Jackson (3,953) needs 47 scrimmage yards to reach 4,000 career…WR STEVIE JOHNSONhad career-best in receptions (82), receiving yards (1,073) & TD receptions (10, tied for 3rd-best in AFC). Ranked 2nd in NFL last season with 30 rec. on 3rd down (RODDY WHITE, 36). Had TD catch in last game vs. Chiefs…LB SHAWNE MERRIMAN has 6 career sacks against KC. Merriman and LB NICK BARNETT will make Bills debuts…DT KYLE WILLIAMS had career-high 5.5 sacks last year. Posted 2 sacks in last meeting vs. KC…Rookie DE MARCELL DAREUS (1st round, No. 3) will make NFL debut…CHIEFS:Club has won 15 of past 22 home openers…KC made 6-game win improvement last season (4-12 in '09), largest in team history…KC was 7-1 at Arrowhead Stadium last season…QB MATT CASSEL is 3-1 as starter vs. Bills. Cassel posted 13 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 91.6 passer rating at home in '10. Had 20 TD/INT ratio (27 TDs/7 INTs) last season, best in franchise history. KC is 5-0 at home when Cassel has 100 passer rating…Offense ranked 1st in NFL in '10 w/ 164.2 rush yards per game…RB JAMAAL CHARLES aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100 rush yards vs. Bills (143 on 12/13/09; 177 on 10/31/10). In 3 games vs. Buf., Charles averages 7.8 yards per carry (44 att., 342 yards). Since '09, Charles averages 6.6 scrimmage yards/touch, 4th-best in NFL (min. 200 touches). RB THOMAS JONES (896) & Charles (1,467) combined for 2,363 rush yards in '10. Jones has 758 rush yards vs. Bills, most vs. any opponent, & averages 5.2 yards per carry… WR DWAYNE BOWE led NFL in '10 with club record 15 TD catches…S ERIC BERRY led club with 4 INTs in '10. Had INT in only meeting vs. Buf…LB TAMBA HALI had career-best 14.5 sacks in '10. Has 2.5 sacks in past 2 vs. Buf…LB DERRICK JOHNSON led team with 147 tackles in last season.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT ST. LOUIS RAMS SERIES

 

EAGLES

RAMS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 17-17-1

STREAKS

9 of past 11

COACHES VS. OPP.

Reid: 4-3

Spagnuolo: 0-0

LAST GAME

9/7/08: Rams 3 at Eagles 38. Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb throws for 361 yards & 3 TDs in Eagles' victory. RB Brian Westbrook adds 91 rushing yards and 1 TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/18/05: Eagles 17, Rams 16. Philadelphia WR Mike Bartrum catches 3-yard TD pass to open 4th quarter as Eagles erase 16-7 3rd-quarter deficit in comeback win.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 93 (Phi.), 138 (St.L.).  XM: 232 (St.L.). 

2010 STATS

PASSING

Vick: 233-372-3,018-21-6-100.2 (2C)

Bradford: 354-590-3,512-18-15-76.5

RUSHING

McCoy: 207-1,080-5.2-7

Jackson: 330-1,241 (3C)-3.8-6

RECEIVING

McCoy (RB): 78-592-7.6-2

Amendola: 85-689-8.1-3

OFFENSE

389.4 (1C)

302.9

TAKE/GIVE

9 (T3C)

5

DEFENSE

327.2

336.8

SACKS

Babin (Ten.): 12.5 (3C)

Hall: 10.5

INTs

Samuel: 7 (1C)

Fletcher: 4

PUNTING

Henry (R) (Pre.): 44.6

Jones: 45.5

KICKING

Henery (R) (Pre.): 21 (9/9 PAT; 4/5 FG)

Brown: 125 (3C) (26/27 PAT; 33/39 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES:Scored team-record 439 points last year & had franchise-record 6,230 total net yards…QB MICHAEL VICK became only player in NFL history with 3,000 pass yards (3,018), 20 pass TDs (21), 500 rush yards (676) & 7 rush TDs (9). Joined HOFer STEVE YOUNG as only QBs with 3,000 pass yards, 100 rating (100.2) & 500 rush yards…RB LE SEAN MC COY led NFC in 2010 with 1,672 scrimmage yards (1,080 rush, 592 rec.). Was 1st among NFL RBs with 78 receptions…Incl. playoffs, WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has scored 26 TDs (19 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) in career & averages 47.2 yards per TD (1,228 yards). Is 1 of 2 players (DICK TODD, 1939-41) in NFL history to score TD via rush, rec. & PR in each of 1st 3 seasons. WR JEREMY MACLIN led club in 2010 with 10 rec. TDs & ranked 2nd with 70 catches & 964 yards; all career-highs…CB NNAMDI ASOMUGHA makes Phi. debut. Was 3-time All Star with Oak. CB ASANTE SAMUEL led NFC in 2010 with 7 INTs & joined BILL BRADLEY (1971-72) as only Eagles to lead NFC in INTs in consecutive seasons. DE TRENT COLE had team-high 10 sacks last year & is 1st Eagle with 10 sacks in consecutive years since WILLIAM FULLER (1995-96)…RAMS: Recorded 1st 4-0 preseason since 1979…QB SAM BRADFORD set NFL rookie records with 590 att. & 354 comp. last year. Had 3,512 pass yards & joined PEYTON MANNING as only rookie QBs with 3,500 yards…RB STEVEN JACKSON had 1,241 rush yards in 2010 & is only Ram with 6 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Since 2006, averages 118.2 scrimmage yards per game (8,390 yards, 71 games), most in NFL (min. 50 games)…WR-PR-KR DANNY AMENDOLA had career-high 85 catches, 689 yards & 3 TDs last year. WR BRANDON GIBSON had career-best 53 receptions, 620 yards & 2 TDs in 2010. WR MIKE SIMS-WALKER aims for 3rd year in row with 7 rec. TDs…LB JAMES LAURINAITIS led team in tackles (128) for 2nd consecutive year. DE JAMES HALL led club in 2010 with 10.5 sacks. DE CHRIS LONG had career-high 8.5 sacks last year. S QUINTIN MIKELL makes StL debut & faces former team. Spent previous 8 years with Phi. & had 100 tackles in each of past 3 seasons.

DETROIT LIONS AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS SERIES

 

LIONS

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

28-25

STREAKS

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 1-0

Morris: 0-1

LAST GAME

12/19/10: Lions 23 at Buccaneers 20 (OT). Detroit K David Rayner converts game-tying 28-yard FG as time expires & connects on game-winning 34-yard FG in OT in comeback win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/19/10

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 128 (Det.), 94 (TB).  XM: 227 (TB).

2010 STATS

PASSING

Stafford: 57-96-535-6-1-91.3

Freeman: 291-474-3,451-25-6-95.9 (3C)

RUSHING

Best: 171-555-3.2-4

Blount: 201-1,007-5.0-6

RECEIVING

C. Johnson: 77-1,120-14.5-12 (T1C)

Winslow (TE): 66-730-11.1-5

OFFENSE

338.9

335.1

TAKE/GIVE

4

9 (T3C)

DEFENSE

343.6

332.7

SACKS

Suh: 10

Hayes: 4

INTs

A. Smith: 5

Talib: 6 (T2C)

PUNTING

Donahue (R) (Pre.): 44.1

Koenen (Atl.): 40.7

KICKING

Hanson: 55 (19/19 PAT; 12/14 FG)

Barth: 105 (36/36 PAT; 23/28 FG)

NOTES

GAME FEATURES 2 QBs selected in 1st Rd of 2009 NFL Draft: MATTHEW STAFFORD (Det., No. 1) & JOSH FREEMAN (TB, No. 17)…LIONS: Had NFL-best 114 points in preseason…QB Stafford needs 198 yards to reach 3,000 for career. Has 19 TD passes & needs 1 to reach 20. Led NFL in preseason with 154.7 rating…RB JAHVID BEST led all rookies in 2010 with 1,042 scrimmage yards (555 rush, 487 rec.). Had 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) last year. Rushed for 2 TDs on Kickoff Weekend 2010…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has most career receptions (270), rec. yards (4,191) & rec. TDs (33) by Lion in 1st 4 seasons with club. Tied for 2nd in NFL last year with 12 rec. TDs & is 1st Lion with 2 seasons with 12 rec. TDs. Had 10 catches for 152 yards in last game vs. TB. WR NATE BURLESON had TD catch in last meeting…DT NDAMUKONG SUH had 10 sacks last year, 2nd most by rookie DT since sacks became official stat in 1982. Became 1st Lions rookie to be named to Pro Bowl since HOFer BARRY SANDERS in 1990. S LOUIS DELMAS led team in tackles (84) last year. DE CLIFF AVRIL aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with sack. Had career-high 8.5 sacks in 2010… BUCCANEERS: Last year, became 1st team since 1970 to start 10 rookies & have winning season (excl. 1987 strike season)…QB Freeman passed for 3,451 yards, 25 TDs & 6 INTs last year to become 2nd QB in team history with 3,000 yards, 20 TDs & fewer than 10 INTs in season. Has TD pass in club-record 13 consecutive games. In career, when Freeman has 80 rating, Bucs are 12-2 (.857)…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT led NFL rookies last year with 1,007 rush yards & became 3rd TB rookie with 1,000 rush yards. Rushed for 110 yards & TD vs. Det…WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 65 receptions for 964 yards last year, both 2nd best marks by rookie in team history. Had 6 catches for 96 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch (4 TDs in past 3). TE KELLEN WINSLOW has catch in 76 consecutive games…CB RONDE BARBER has 2 games vs. Det. with 2 INTs. In 11/23/08 meeting, had 2 INTs, incl. 65-yard TD. Has started 183 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. Only player in NFL history with 25 sacks (26) & 40 INTs (40). Rookie DEs ADRIAN CLAYBORN (1st Rd, No. 20) & DA'QUAN BOWERS (2nd Rd, No. 51) make NFL debuts.

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS SERIES

 

PANTHERS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

8-2

STREAKS

Past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rivera: 0-0

Whisenhunt: 1-4

LAST GAME

12/19/10: Cardinals 12 at Panthers 19. Carolina QB Jimmy Clausen completes 13 of 19 passes for 141 yards & 1 TD for a 107.6 passer rating in Panthers' victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/1/09: Panthers 34, Cardinals 21. Carolina RB Jonathan Stewart rushes for 87 yards & 2 TDs as Panthers break game open with 3 TDs in 2nd quarter.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:15 PM MST): Sam Rosen, Chad Pennington, Jodi Jackson (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 136 (Car.), 94 (Arz.).  XM: 227 (Arz.).  

2010 STATS

PASSING

Newton (R) (Pre.): 24-57-300-1-0-64.9

Kolb (Phi.): 115-189-1,197-7-7-76.1

RUSHING

Stewart: 178-770-4.3-2

Wells: 116-397-3.4-2

RECEIVING

Smith: 46-554-12.0-2

Fitzgerald: 90-1,137 (3C)-12.6-6

OFFENSE

258.4

269.3

TAKE/GIVE

-8

-5

DEFENSE

335.9

373.6

SACKS

C. Johnson: 11.5

Campbell: 6

INTs

Godfrey: 5

Rhodes: 4

PUNTING

Baker: 43.1

Zastudil ('09 Cle.): 44.7

KICKING

Mare (Sea.): 106 (31/31 PAT; 25/30 FG)

Feely: 101 (29/29 PAT; 24/27 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: RON RIVERA makes NFL debut as head coach…No. 1 overall pick QB CAM NEWTON won 2010 Heisman Trophy…In past 2 meetings, RB JONATHAN STEWART has rushed for 224 yards (112 per game) & 2 TDs. When Stewart has 15 att., team is 14-3 (.824). RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 387 rush yards (129 per game) & 2 TDs in 3 games vs. Arz. Aims for 4th meeting in row with 100 yards. Williams (31) & Stewart (22) rank No. 1 & 2 in team history in rush TDs…WR STEVE SMITH (8,884) needs 116 rec. yards to join MUHSIN MUHAMMAD (9,255) as only Panthers with 9,000. In past 6 meetings (incl. postseason), Smith has 7 rec. TDs. TE JEREMY SHOCKEY has 510 receptions, 7th most by TE…LB JON BEASON led club in tackles (162) last year for 4th consecutive season. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 4 sacks in 3 career meetings & aims for 4th in row vs. Arz. with sack. Had 8 sacks in final 7 games of 2010. CB CHRIS GAMBLE has 24 career INTs & needs 1 to tie ERIC DAVIS (25) for club record…CARDINALS:Are 23-12 (.657) at home (incl. playoffs) under head coach KEN WHISENHUNTQB KEVIN KOLB makes Arz. debut. Has 3 300-yard games in 7 career starts…When RB BEANIE WELLS has 10 carries (incl. playoffs), team is 12-3 (.800). RB-KR LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING led NFL in 2010 with 1,548 KR yards…WR LARRY FITZGERALD is club leader in career catches (613) & needs 294 rec. yards (8,204) to pass ROY GREEN (8,497) for most in team history. Needs 2 rec. TDs (65) to pass Green (66) for most by Cardinal. Incl. playoffs, Fitzgerald has 52 catches for 797 yards (113.9 per game) in 7 career meetings (6 games with 90 yards). TE TODD HEAP (467) needs 33 catches to become 9th TE in NFL history with 500. Aims for 4th in row vs. Car. with 5 catches…S ADRIAN WILSON has 22.5 sacks & 25 INTs. Is 1 of 5 S in NFL history with 20 sacks & 25 INTs. S KERRY RHODES had career-high 111 tackles last year. Since 2007, DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 29 sacks, most by DT (incl. playoffs). CB RICHARD MARSHALL led Car. in INTs in 3 of past 5 seasons. Rookie CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON (1st Rd, No. 5) won Bednarik (top defender) & Thorpe Awards (best DB) last year.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS SERIES

 

VIKINGS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 5-5

STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Frazier: 0-0

Turner: 0-2

LAST GAME

11/4/07: Chargers 17 at Vikings 35. RB Adrian Peterson sets NFL record w/ 296 rush. yds. & scores 3 TDs. San Diego CB Antonio Cromartie sets record for longest play (109-yd FG return-TD).

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/9/03: Chargers 42, Vikings 28. San Diego QB Doug Flutie passes for 2 TDs & rushes for 2 more. Minnesota QB Daunte Culpepper throws 4 TD passes, 2 to RB Moe Williams.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:15 PM PT): Ron Pitts, Jim Mora, Drea Avent (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 139 (Min.), 93 (SD). XM: 226 (SD).

2010 STATS

PASSING

McNabb (Was.): 275-472-3,377-14-15-77.1

Rivers: 357-541-4,710 (1L)-30 (3C)-13-101.8 (2L)

RUSHING

Peterson: 283-1,298 (2C)-4.6-12 (T1C)

Tolbert: 182-735-4.0-11

RECEIVING

Harvin: 71-868-12.2-5

Gates (TE): 50-782-15.6-10 (T3C)

OFFENSE

314.9

395.6 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

-11

-6

DEFENSE

312.6   

271.6 (1L)

SACKS

Allen: 11

Phillips: 11.0

INTs

Abdullah, E.J. Henderson: 3

Cason: 4

PUNTING

Kluwe: 43.0

Scifres: 46.7 (3L)

KICKING

Longwell: 81 (30/31 PAT; 17/18 FG)

Kaeding: 109 (40/40 PAT; 23/28 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS:Head coach LESLIE FRAZIER guided team to 3-3 record as interim head coach last year…QB DONOVAN MC NABB makes Min. debut. In last start vs. SD (11/15/09 with Phi.), passed for 450 yards, 2nd most in game in career. Incl. playoffs, when McNabb has 100 rating (min. 10 att.), his teams are 46-3 (.939)…In last meeting, RB ADRIAN PETERSON set NFL single-game record with 296 rush yards & scored 3 TDs. Rushed for 1,298 yards & 12 TDs last year & is 1 of only 4 players to rush for 1,200 yards & 10 TDs in each of 1st 4 seasons. Has 52 career rush TDs, tied for most in franchise history…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN has 5 career games with 200 combined yards, most in team history. Holds Vikings record with 3 career KR-TDs. WR-PR GREG CAMARILLO made NFL debut in 2006 with SD…DE JARED ALLEN had 11 sacks last year, his 4th season in row with 11 sacks. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 83 sacks, most in NFL. In last game vs. SD (12/2/07 with KC), had 2 sacks. LBs CHAD GREENWAY (149) & E.J. HENDERSON (139) topped team in tackles in 2010. Henderson & S HUSAIN ABDULLAH tied for club lead with 3 INTs last year…CHARGERS:Club has 29-22 (.569) record on Kickoff Weekend, 3rd-best in AFC…SD has won 11 of past 18 home games on Kickoff Weekend…In '10, QB PHILIP RIVERS joined HOFer DAN FOUTSas only Chargers QBs to reach 4,000 passing yards in 3 consecutive seasons (4,009 in '08; 4,254 in '09; 4,710 in '10). Rivers (19,661) needs 339 passing yards to reach 20,000 career. Since '08, Rivers ranked 3rd in NFL in passing yards (12,973) and TD passes (92). RB RYAN MATHEWS led NFL rookies w/ 7 rush TDs in '10. RB MIKE TOLBERT had career-high 11 rush TDs last season…TE ANTONIO GATES reached double-digit TD catches for 3rd time in career last year (13 in '04; 10 in '05; 10 in '10…For career, WR VINCENT JACKSON averages 17.2 yards per catch (212 catches, 3,648 yards)…SD tied for 2nd in NFL w/ 47 sacks in '10…S BOB SANDERS & LB TAKEO SPIKES will make Chargers debuts. Spikes enters his 14th NFL season…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS had 11 sacks last season, 2nd-most in career (11.5 in '06).

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS SERIES

 

SEAHAWKS

49ERS

SERIES LEADER

13-11

STREAKS

5 of past 8

Past 2 at home

COACHES VS. OPP.

Carroll: 2-1

Harbaugh: 0-0

LAST GAME

12/12/10: Seahawks 21 at 49ers 40. San Francisco QB Alex Smith passes for 255 yards & 3 TDs as 49ers open 30-7 halftime lead en route to division win.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/12/10

BROADCAST

FOX (1:15 PM PT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jamie Maggio (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 91 (Sea.), 85 (SF).  XM: 234 (SF).

2010 STATS

PASSING

Jackson (Min.): 34-58-341-3-4-63.9

A. Smith: 204-342-2,370-14-10-82.1

RUSHING

Lynch: 165-573-3.5-6

Gore: 203-853-4.2-3

RECEIVING

M. Williams: 65-751-11.6-2

V. Davis (TE): 56-914-16.3-7

OFFENSE

297.8

313.3

TAKE/GIVE

-9

-1

DEFENSE

327.8

327.8

SACKS

Clemons: 11

J. Smith: 8.5

INTs

Thomas: 5

Spencer: 3

PUNTING

Ryan: 41.7

Lee: 46.2 (2C)

KICKING

Hauschka (Den.): 28 (10/10 PAT; 6/7 FG)

Akers (Phi.): 143 (1L) (47/47 PAT; 32/38 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: Have won NFC West 5 times in past 7 seasons, incl. 2010. Have made 6 playoff appearances in past 8 years…QB TARVARIS JACKSON makes Sea. debut. Is 1-0 in career vs. SF (12/9/07 with Min.), completing 16 of 25 (64 pct.) for 163 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 95.9 rating. When Jackson starts & has 75 rating, his teams are 7-2 (.778)… RB MARSHAWN LYNCH has 163 rush yards (81.5 per game) in 2 career meetings.RB-KR LEON WASHINGTON tied for NFL lead in 2010 with franchise-record 3 KR-TDs. Is only player in NFL history to record 3 KR-TDs in 2 different seasons (2007 with NYJ). Has 7 career KR-TDs, 2nd most in NFL history (JOSHUA CRIBBS, 8)…WR SIDNEY RICE makes Sea. debut. In 2009, selected to Pro Bowl & had career-high 83 catches, 1,312 yards & 8 TDs. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 3 games with 10 receptions last year, most by Seahawk in season. TE ZACH MILLER joins Sea. & aims for 4th season in row with 55 catches & 650 yards…DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 7 sacks in past 5 division games. S EARL THOMAS led NFC rookies with 5 INTs last year…49ERS: JIM HARBAUGH makes NFL head coaching debut…In last meeting, QB ALEX SMITH had career-best 130.9 rating, completing 17 of 27 (63 pct.) for 255 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs. In starts with 96 rating, Smith's teams are 10-0. Last year, Smith completed 30 of 42 (71.4 pct.) for 177 yards with 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 118.8 rating in red zone, 2nd best mark in NFL…RB FRANK GORE has 2 best rushing games in franchise history, both vs. Sea. (212 on 11/19/06; 207 on 9/20/09). Since start of 2006, ranks 3rd in NFL with 7,958 scrimmage yards (5,806 rush, 2,152 rec.)…Since start of 2009, TE VERNON DAVIS has 20 TDs, most by TE in NFL. Had 42-yard TD catch in last game vs. Sea. Has 70 rec. yards in 6 of past 7 division games. WR BRAYLON EDWARDS makes SF debut. Averaged 17.1 yards per catch (53 catches for 904 yards) last year…LB PATRICK WILLIS led team in tackles (153) & became 1st 49er to be named to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 4 years since RONNIE LOTT. S DASHON GOLDSON had 39-yard INT-TD in last meeting, 1st INT-TD of career. Aims for 3rd home game in row vs. Sea. with INT. DE JUSTIN SMITH has started 155 consecutive games. Led team with 8.5 sacks in 2010, tying career-high set in 2001.

NEW YORK GIANTS AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS SERIES

 

GIANTS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

91-61-4

STREAKS

9 of past 10

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 12-5

Shanahan: 1-4

LAST GAME

1/2/11: Giants 17 at Redskins 14. New York QB Eli Manning throws for 242 yards, including 92-yard TD pass to WR Mario Manningham, as Giants top Redskins.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/2/11

BROADCAST

FOX (4:15 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 92 (NYG), 86 (Was.).  XM: 228 (Was.). 

2010 STATS

PASSING

Manning: 339-539-4,002 (2C)-31 (2C)-25-85.3

Grossman: 74-133-884-7-4-81.2

RUSHING

Bradshaw: 276-1,235-4.5-8

Hightower (Arz.): 153-736-4.8-5

RECEIVING

Nicks: 79-1,052-13.3-11 (T3C)

Moss: 93 (3C)-1,115-12.0-6

OFFENSE

380.3 (2C)

335.9

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-4

DEFENSE

310.8 (3C)

389.2

SACKS

Tuck, Umenyiora: 11.5

Orakpo: 8.5

INTs

Webster: 4

Hall: 6 (T2C)

PUNTING

Weatherford (NYJ): 42.6

Rocca (Phi.): 43.8

KICKING

Tynes: 100 (43/43 PAT; 19/23 FG)

Gano: 100 (28/28 PAT; 24/35 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: Have 49 wins in openers, 3rd most in NFL history. Have won 8 of past 9 in series…QB ELI MANNING passed for 4,002 yards last year & is only QB in team history with consecutive 4,000-yard seasons. Had career-high 31 TDs in 2010 & is only NYG with 3,000 yards & 20 TDs in 6 seasons in row. Aims for 7th win in row vs. Was. & is 9-1 in past 10 starts vs. Redskins…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW set career-highs with 1,235 rush yards, 8 rush TDs, 47 receptions, 314 rec. yards & 1,549 scrimmage yards last year. RB BRANDON JACOBS has 3 rush TDs in past 2 meetings. Has 3 100-yard games vs. Was…WR HAKEEM NICKS had 1,052 yards & 11 TDs in 2010, 4th NYG with 1,000 yards & 10 TDs in season. Aims for 7th division game in row with 60 rec. yards. WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has TD catch in 3 of past 4 meetings. Had 4 catches for 101 yards & TD (92 yards) in last game vs. Was. Has 14 career TDs & 12 have been 20 yards. Averages 36.4 yards per TD catch in career (510 yards)…DE JUSTIN TUCK has 8 sacks & 4 FFs in past 8 meetings. DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL tied career-high with 2 sacks vs. Was. (12/5/10)…REDSKINS: QB REX GROSSMAN has 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs in 3 career meetings vs. NYG. Started 3 games for Was. last year & had 2 300-yard games (incl. last meeting vs. NYG)…RB TIM HIGHTOWER makes Was. debut. Has 3 rush TDs in 2 games vs. NYG. When Hightower has 14 att. (incl. playoffs), his teams are 6-1. In past 3 home games, RB RYAN TORRAIN rushed for 333 yards (111 per game) & 2 TDs (2 100-yard games)…WR SANTANA MOSS has recorded career-high 3 rec. TDs in game 3 times & 2 have been vs. NYG (11/2/03 & 12/24/05). Had 1,115 yards last year, his 4th 1,000-yard season. WR ANTHONY ARMSTRONG averaged 19.8 yards per catch (44 catches for 871 yards) last year, 3rd best mark in NFL. In 2 games vs. NYG, has 8 catches for 181 yards (90.5 per game) & 2 TDs (64 & 33 yards). TE CHRIS COOLEY ranked 2nd among NFL TEs with 77 receptions in 2010. Aims for 5th in row vs. NYG with 5 catches & 50 yards…LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 19.5 sacks in 1st 2 NFL seasons. LB LONDON FLETCHER led team in tackles (188) in 2010. CB DE ANGELO HALL has 4 INTs in career vs. NYG. DT BARRY COFIELD faces former team after 5 years with NYG.

SUNDAY NIGHT

DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK JETS SERIES

 

COWBOYS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

7-2

STREAKS

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Garrett: 0-0

Ryan: 0-0

LAST GAME

11/22/07: Cowboys 34 at Jets 3. Dallas CB Terence Newman has 50-yard INT-TD, while K Nick Folk's 2 FGs & QB Tony Romo's TD pass result in 13 unanswered points.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/28/03: Cowboys 17, Jets 6. Dallas RB Troy Hambrick rushes for 127 yards, including 31-yard TD, & QB Quincy Carter completes 13-yard TD pass to WR Antonio Bryant in 2nd half.

BROADCAST

NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Boomer Esiason, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (Dal.), 93 (NYJ), 94 (WW1). XM: 225 (Dal.), 226 (NYJ), 227 (WW1).

2010 STATS

PASSING

Romo: 148-213-1,605-11-7-94.9

Sanchez: 278-507-3,291-17-13-75.3

RUSHING

Jones: 185-800-4.3-1

Tomlinson: 219-914-4.2-6

RECEIVING

Witten: 94 (3L)-1,002-10.7-9

Keller (TE): 55-687-12.5-5

OFFENSE

364.3

351.0

TAKE/GIVE

0

9 (T3C)

DEFENSE

351.8

291.5 (3L)

SACKS

Ware: 15.5 (1L)

Thomas: 6.0

INTs

Newman, Sensabaugh: 5

Cromartie: 3

PUNTING

McBriar: 47.9 (1L)

Conley (Pre.): 47.2

KICKING

Bailey (R) (Pre.): 8 (2/2 PAT; 2/2 FG)

Folk: 127 (3C) (37/37 PAT; 30/39 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS:Are 34-16-1 (.677) on Kickoff Weekend, best in NFL. Have NFL-best 32-19 (.627) record in road openers… QB TONY ROMO won only start vs. NYJ, completing 21 of 28 (75 pct.) for 195 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.5 rating. Incl. playoffs, when Romo starts & has 100 rating (min. 10 att.), Cowboys are 28-5 (.848). Incl. postseason, RB FELIX JONES has 10 career TDs (8 rush, 1 rec., 1 KR) & averages 45.1 yards per TD (451 yards)…WR MILES AUSTIN had 1,041 rec. yards last year, his 2nd consecutive 1,000-yard season. In past 7 vs. AFC, has 816 yards (116.6 per game). TE JASON WITTEN had 94 catches for 1,002 yards in 2010, his 2nd consecutive 90-catch, 1,000-yard season. Is 1 of 2 TEs all-time with back-to-back 90-catch seasons. WR-PR DEZ BRYANT scored 8 TDs (6 rec., 2 PR) as rookie last year…LB DE MARCUS WARE led NFL with 15.5 sacks, his 2nd time leading league in sacks (2008). In last game vs. NYJ, CB TERENCE NEWMAN had 50-yard INT-TD. Had career-high 5 INTs last year. LB BRADIE JAMES led club with 163 tackles in 2010…JETS:HC REX RYAN's brother ROB is Cowboys' def. coord…For career, QB MARK SANCHEZis 19-12 (.613) as starter. Club has 6-1 record when Sanchez has 100 passer rating…RB SHONN GREENE averages 4.9 yards per carry (66 att., 325 yards) vs. NFC. RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON(13,404) needs 259 rush yards to surpass JEROME BETTIS (13,662) for 5th-most all-time. Averages 91.7 rush yards per game in Sept. Tomlinson (Tex. native) has 2 rush TDs in past 2 vs. Dal…In only mtg. vs. Cowboys (12/7/08 w/ Pit.), WR SANTONIO HOLMEShad 3 rec. for 82 yards (27.3 avg.). WR PLAXICO BURRESS will make NYJ debut. Posted career-best 3 TD catches vs. Dal. on 9/9/07 w/ NYG. WR DERRICK MASON (11,891) needs 109 rec. yards to become 18th player in history to reach 12,000…Defense allowed 291.5 yards per game in '10, 3rd-lowest in NFL…LB DAVID HARRIS led team w/ 100 tackles last season.

MONDAY NIGHT, SEPTEMBER 12, 2011

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS SERIES

 

PATRIOTS

DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER

49-39

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Belichick: 13-11

Sparano: 2-4

LAST GAME

1/2/11: Dolphins 7 at Patriots 38. New England shuts out Miami for 1st 3 quarters en route to 38-0 lead. Patriots QB Tom Brady passes for 199 yards (145.6 passer rating).

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/4/10: Patriots 41, Dolphins 14. New England WR Brandon Tate has 103-yard KR-TD & CB Kyle Arrington converts blocked FG into TD. Pats' S Patrick Chung adds late-game INT-TD.

BROADCAST

ESPN (7:00 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden, Suzy Kolber (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (NE), 93 (Mia.), 88 (WW1). XM: 225 (NE), 226 (Mia.), 88 (WW1).

STATS

PASSING

Brady: 324-492-3,900-36 (1L)-4-111.0 (1L)

Henne: 301-490-3,301-15-19-75.4

RUSHING

Green-Ellis: 229-1,008-4.4-13 (T2L)

Bush (NO): 36-150-4.2-0

RECEIVING

Welker: 86 (T2C)-848-9.9-7

Marshall: 86 (T2C)-1,014-11.8-3

OFFENSE

363.8

323.1

TAKE/GIVE

28 (1L)

-12

DEFENSE

366.5

309.3

SACKS

Wright: 5.5

Wake: 14 (3L)

INTs

McCourty: 7 (T2L)

Sapp: 2

PUNTING

Mesko: 43.2

Fields: 46.2 (3C)

KICKING

Gostkowski: 56 (26/26 PAT; 10/13 FG)

Carpenter: 115 (25/25 PAT; 30/41 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Have won 7 consecutive games on Kickoff Weekend, 2nd-longest streak in NFL…BILL BELICHICK is tied (10-6, .625) for 2nd among active head coaches with 10 wins on Kickoff Weekend (MIKE SHANAHAN, 13-4, .765; TOM COUGHLIN, 10-5, .667)…NE has 12-5 (.706) record under Belichick on MNF…QB TOM BRADY owns active streak of 335 consecutive passes without INT, longest in NFL history. Has 12-6 (.667) record vs. Mia. w/ 31 TDs vs. 16 INTs & 88.7 rating. Brady (34,744) needs 256 passing yards to become 18th QB in NFL history to reach 35,000 …In '10, RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS(1,008 rush yards, 13 rush TDs) joined CURTIS MARTIN ('95 & '96) as only 2nd Patriot to have 1,000 rush yards & 13 rush TDs…WR WES WELKER aims for 5th straight game with at least 8 rec. vs. Mia. In only meeting at Dolphins (12/30/07 w/ Cin.), Mia. native WR CHAD OCHOCINCO had 4 rec. for 131 yards & 2 TD…TE ROB GRONKOWSKIhad 10 TD rec. in '10, most by rookie in NE history & 2nd most by rookie TE all-time (HOFer MIKE DITKA,12 in 1961)…CB DEVIN MC COURTY led all NFL rookies w/ 7 INTs in '10…LB JEROD MAYO led team w/ 193 tackles, 3rd-most in season in NE history…DOLPHINS: Club has 31-13-1 (.705) record at home on Kickoff Weekend…QB CHAD HENNE aims for 3rd straight game with 300 passing yards at home vs. Patriots…RB REGGIE BUSH will make Dolphins debut. Since '06, Bush leads NFL RBs with 294 catches…WR BRANDON MARSHALLhad 5 rec. for 97 yards (19.4 avg.) in last game vs. NE. Since '07, Marshall ranks 3rd in NFL with 393 rec. (WES WELKER, 432; REGGIE WAYNE, 397)…WR DAVONE BESS aims for 4th straight game w/ TD reception vs. NE…C MIKE POUNCEY will make NFL debut (1st round, No. 15)…LB CAMERON WAKE ranked 2nd in AFC with 14 sacks last season…LB JASON TAYLOR has 13 career sacks vs. NE. Taylor leads all active players with 132.5 sacks.

OAKLAND RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS SERIES

 

RAIDERS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

53-41-2

STREAKS

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jackson: 0-0

Fox: 1-1

LAST GAME

12/19/10: Raiders 39 at Broncos 23. Oakland seals victory in 4th quarter with WR Marcel Reece's 73-yard TD catch, LB Quentin Groves' safety & RB Michael Bush's rush TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/24/10: Raiders 59, Broncos 14. Oakland scores 31 unanswered points to start game, sparked by RB Darren McFadden's 165 yards & 3 rushing TDs.

BROADCAST

ESPN (8:15 PM MT): Brad Nessler, Trent Dilfer. Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (Oak.), 94 (Den.), 88 (WW1). XM: 227 (Oak.), 228 (Den.), 88 (WW1).

2010 STATS

PASSING

J. Campbell: 194-329-2,387-13-8-84.5

Orton: 293-498-3,653-20-9-87.5

RUSHING

McFadden: 223-1,157-5.2-7

Moreno: 182-779-4.3-5

RECEIVING

McFadden (RB): 47-507-10.8-3

Lloyd: 77-1,448 (1L)-18.8-11 (2C)

OFFENSE

354.6

348.9

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-9

DEFENSE

322.8

390.8

SACKS

Wimbley: 9

D. Williams: 5.5

INTs

Huff: 3

Bailey, Thompson: 2

PUNTING

Lechler: 47.0 (1L)

Colquitt: 44.6

KICKING

Janikowski: 142 (1C) (43/43 PAT; 33/41 FG)

Prater: 76 (28/29 PAT; 16/18 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS: HUE JACKSON will make debut as Raiders head coach…Oak. aims for 8th consecutive win vs. AFC West opponent…Club posted 6-0 record vs. AFC West in '10 & was only team in NFL last season to have undefeated division record…For career, QB JASON CAMPBELLis 3-0 vs. Broncos & has completed 44 of 72 passes (61.1 pct.) for 635 yards w/ 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 96.7 passer rating. As Raider, Campbell is 5-0 as starter vs. AFC West & has 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 90.4 passer rating…Raiders averaged 155.9 rush yards per game last season (2,494 total), 2nd-most in NFL…RB DARREN MC FADDEN ranked 2nd in NFL w/ 128.0 scrimmage yards per game in '10 (ARIAN FOSTER, 135.3). Aims for 3rd straight game with 100 rush yards vs. Broncos (165, 119). Averages 6.2 yards per carry vs. Den. (79 att., 487 yards). RB MICHAEL BUSH has 4 rush TDs in past 3 vs. Oak…WR-KR JACOBY FORD had 71-yard TD run vs. Den. in last meeting…TE KEVIN BOSS has 16 TD rec. since '08…DE RICHARD SEYMOUR (48.5) needs 1.5 sacks to reach 50 career…DT TOMMY KELLYhad career-high 7 sacks in '10…BRONCOS: *Have won 16 of past 22 on Kickoff Weekend & are 32-18-1 (.637) on Kickoff Weekend, top mark in AFC. Club has won 11 straight home games on Kickoff Weekend, longest current streak in league…QB KYLE ORTON* has 21-9 career record (.700) as starter at home. Orton has 20 TD passes in back-to-back seasons (21 in '09; 20 in '10). Orton (12,774) needs 226 passing yards to reach 13,000 career…RB KNOWSHON MORENO averaged 88.5 scrimmage yards per game in '10 (1,151 total in 13 games). RB WILLIS MC GAHEE will make Broncos debut. In last meeting vs. Raiders (1/3/10 w/Bal.), McGahee had 167 rush yards with 3 TDs…WR BRANDON LLOYDled league with career-best 1,448 receiving yards on career-high 77 receptions last year. His 11 TD catches in '10 are most by Broncos receiver since '01…Rookie LB VON MILLER (No. 2 overall) will make NFL debut…LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 6 sacks in 8 career games vs. Raiders.

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