TheSTN – Week 7 NFL Capsules

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (4-2) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (4-2)

SERIES

SEAHAWKS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 13-13  
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Carroll: 2-3 Harbaugh: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 24-23 vs. Patriots L 26-3 vs. Giants
LAST GAME 12/24/11: 49ers 19 at Seahawks 17. San Francisco K David Akers converts 4 FGs, including game-winning 39-yarder with 2:57 remaining, as 49ers improve to 12-3.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/11/11: 49ers 33, Seahawks 17. San Francisco KR-PR Ted Ginn Jr. records 102-yard KR-TD & 55-yard PR-TD & becomes 1st player to have both in same game on KO Weekend.
BROADCAST NFLN (5:00 PM PT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Sea.), 93 (SF). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Sea.), 226 (SF).

STATS

PASSING Wilson (R): 95-152-1,108-8-6-85.6 Ale. Smith: 113-167-1,287-8-4-96.6
RUSHING Lynch: 128-549 (1C)-4.3-2 Gore: 87-470-5.4-4 (3C)
RECEIVING Rice: 20-280-14.0-2 Crabtree: 30-337-11.2-1
OFFENSE 300.7 387.0
TAKE/GIVE -1 +2
DEFENSE 294.7 275.8 (1L)
SACKS Clemons: 5.5 Ald. Smith: 4.5
INTs Sherman: 3 (T3L) 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Ryan: 50.7 (2C) Lee: 47.9
KICKING Hauschka: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/12 FG) Akers: 50 (17/17 PAT; 11/16 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKSRookie QB RUSSELL WILSON has won 4 of past 5 starts. Had career-high 293 yards, 3 TDs & 133.7 rating last week…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFC with 549 rush yards. Has 85+ rush yards in 13 of past 15. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 1,490 rush yards. Rushed for 107 yards & TD in last meeting. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON ranks 2nd in NFL with 31.7 KR avg…WR SIDNEY RICE had game-winning 46-yard TD last week. Had 30-yard TD in last meeting. WR DOUG BALDWIN aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with TD catch. Had 24-yard TD last week. WR GOLDEN TATE had TD catch in last game at SF…Rush defense (70 yards per game) ranks 2nd in NFL. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 11.5 sacks in past 13. Rookie DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFC rookies with 4.5 sacks. CB RICHARD SHERMAN & S EARL THOMAS each had INT last week…49ERS: QB ALEX SMITH aims for 4th win in row vs. Sea. Is 7-1 in past 8 starts vs. division. In career, SF is 13-0 when he starts & has 100+ rating. Has won 18 of past 23 starts…RB FRANK GORE has 2 highest single-game rush totals in 49ers history (212 & 207 yards) & both have come vs. Sea. Since 2006, has 7,487 rush yards, 2nd most in NFL…TE VERNON DAVIS has 8 TDs in past 8 (incl. playoffs). Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL TEs with 34 TDs. In past 5 vs. NFC West, WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 31 catches for 450 yards (90 per game) & 3 TDs. In last home meeting, WR-PR-KR TED GINN JR. had 102-yard KR-TD & 55-yard PR-TD. Last week, WR RANDY MOSS (15,032) became 4th player in NFL history with 15,000 rec. yards…Incl. playoffs, LB ALDON SMITHhas 20.5 sacks in past 21. Has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. division. Since 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is 1 of 2 with 15+ sacks (17) & 6+ INTs (6). Had 86-yard INT-TD in 9/14/08 meeting. DT JUSTIN SMITH had 2 sacks in last home meeting.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2012

TENNESSEE TITANS (2-4) AT BUFFALO BILLS (3-3)

SERIES

TITANS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 26-14  
STREAKS 8 of past 11  
COACHES VS. OPP. Munchak: 1-0 Gailey: 0-1
LAST WEEK W 26-23 vs. Steelers W 19-16 (OT) at Cardinals
LAST GAME 12/4/11: Titans 23 at Bills 17. Tennessee RB Chris Johnson rushes for 153 yards on 23 carries (6.7 avg.). Titans K Rob Bironas converts 3 FGs (48, 27, 44).
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/4/11
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 106 (Ten.), 93 (Buf.). XM: 226 (Buf.). 

 

STATS

PASSING Hasselbeck: 74-123-726-4-4-74.1 Fitzpatrick: 106-183-1,210-12 (T2C)-8-81.5
RUSHING C. Johnson: 92-301-3.3-0 Spiller: 60-453-7.6-4 (T3C)
RECEIVING Wright (R): 33-285-8.6-2 St. Johnson: 27-316-11.7-3
OFFENSE 314.0 343.5
TAKE/GIVE -6 -4
DEFENSE 421.8 429.8
SACKS Mi. Martin (R), Morgan: 2 Ky. Williams, M. Williams: 3.5
INTs 4 tied: 1 Byrd: 3 (T1C)
PUNTING Kern: 48.5 Powell (R): 44.6
KICKING Bironas: 42 (12/12 PAT; 10/12 FG) Lindell: 27 (18/18 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

TITANSClub aims for 5th straight win vs. Bills…QB MATT HASSELBECK (198) needs 2 TDs to reach 200 career. Hasselbeck is 2-1 as starter at Buf…RB CHRIS JOHNSON has 100+ rush yards (132, 153) & 2 TDs in each of 2 career meetings vs. Buf. Tied career-best in rec. (9) & rec. yards (100) vs. Bills on 11/15/09. Johnson (38) needs 2 rush TDs to become 3rd player in club history to reach 40 career (EARL CAMPBELL, 73; EDDIE GEORGE, 64). Has 29 career 100-yard rush games & Titans are 21-8 (.724) in such games. Needs 100-yard rush game to join Campbell (39) & George (36) as only players to reach 30 in club history. Since ’08, Johnson leads NFL with 5,946 rush yds…WR NATE WASHINGTON averages 19.5 yds per catch in ’12 (17 rec., 331 yards). Has rec. in 68 consecutive games. WR KENDALL WRIGHTleads NFL rookies with 33 rec. WR KENNY BRITT posted 1st TD catch since 9/18/11 last week…Since ’11, TE JARED COOK ranks 2nd in AFC among TEs w/ 1,050 rec. yds…LB AKEEM AYERS leads team w/ 56 tackles…CB JASON MC COURTY posted 1st INT of season last week…BILLS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK has 528 pass yards with 6 TDs & 91.7 passer rating at home in ’12. Fitzpatrick (68) needs 2 TD passes to become 4th Bills QB to reach 70 career…RB FRED JACKSON (3,920) needs 80 rush yards to join HOFers THURMAN THOMAS (11,938) & O.J. SIMPSON (10,183) & JOE CRIBBS (4,445) as only Bills to reach 4,000 career. Posted 1st rush TD of season last week. RB C.J. SPILLER averages 7.6 yards per carry in ’12 (60 att., 453 yards)…WR STEVIE JOHNSON (197) needs 3 catches to reach 200 career. Totaled season-best 82 rec. yards last week…TE SCOTT CHANDLER is tied for 2nd among NFL TEs with 4 TD rec…Defense tied season-high with 5 sacks last week…LB NICK BARNETT tied career-high with 2 sacks last week…DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 5.5 career sacks in 9 games vs. Ten. Williams recorded 2 sacks last week, most as Bill…S JAIRUS BYRD posted 4th career game with 2 INTs last week…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 24 PR avg. in ’12.

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-3) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-4)

SERIES

COWBOYS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER 8-1  
STREAKS Past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Garrett: 0-0 Rivera: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 31-29 at Ravens Bye (Wk. 5: L 16-12 vs. Seahawks)
LAST GAME 9/28/09: Panthers 7 at Cowboys 21. Dallas CB Terence Newman records 27-yard INT-TD with 5:07 remaining to seal Cowboys win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/22/07: Cowboys 20, Panthers 13. Dallas RB Marion Barber rushes for 110 yards, including 5-yard TD, as Cowboys defense holds Carolina to just 216 total yards.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (Dal.), 117 (Car.). XM: 233 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING Romo: 126-187-1,409-7-9-82.1 Newton: 80-136-1,154-4-5-80.9
RUSHING Murray: 75-330-4.4-1 Newton (QB): 40-209-5.2-3
RECEIVING Bryant: 34-364-10.7-2 Olsen (TE): 22-293-13.3-1
OFFENSE 387.4 337.0
TAKE/GIVE -8 -5
DEFENSE 285.2 (2L) 377.0
SACKS Ware: 6 (T2C) D. Edwards, Johnson: 3.5
INTs Lee: 1 5 tied: 1
PUNTING C. Jones: 45.2 Nortman (R): 43.9
KICKING Bailey: 32 (8/8 PAT; 8/9 FG) Medlock: 18 (12/12 PAT; 2/2 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYSHave won 8 of 9 meetings between teams…QB TONY ROMO is 3-0 as starter in career vs. Car. In career, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), Cowboys are 34-8 (.810). Has 50 games with 2+ pass TDs, most in team history…When RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 7-0. Has 856 rush yards (122.3 per game) in those 7 games. Murray (93) & RB FELIX JONES (92) each rushed for 90+ yards last week…WR DEZ BRYANT had career-high 13 catches last week & tied career-best with 2 rec. TDs. TE JASON WITTEN had 9 catches (77 yards) in last game vs. Car. Since 2007, has 471 catches, tied for most by NFL TE. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch or 100+ yards in 7 of past 9…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 2 games with 2+ sacks vs. Car. Had 3 sacks & 3 FFs in 12/24/05 meeting & 2 sacks in 12/22/07 game vs. Car. Has 31.5 sacks in past 24. Since 2006, has 97.5 sacks, most in NFL. Ware has 4 sacks & 3 FFs in past 3. LB VICTOR BUTLER had career-high 2 sacks in last meeting…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON is only player in NFL history with 5,000+ pass yards (5,205), 25+ pass TDs (25) & 15+ rush TDs (17) in 1st 2 seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS avg. 5.00 yards per carry in career (5,220 yards, 1,044 att.). Joins HOFer JIM BROWN as only players to avg. 5.00+ yards per carry in career with min. 1,000 att. When RB JONATHAN STEWART has 15+ att., Panthers are 14-3 (.824)…WR STEVE SMITH has 2 games vs. Dal. with 130+ yards & TD (12/22/07 & 1/3/04 WC Game). Also had rush TD (24 yards) vs. Cowboys in 10/29/06 meeting. TE GREG OLSEN had 39-yard TD in last game vs. Dal. (9/19/10 with Chi.)…LB JON BEASON had sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cowboys with 11+ tackles. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 20.5 sacks in past 27. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLYhad 11 tackles & 1st career INT in last game. CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN had 33-yard INT-TD in Week 5, his 2nd career INT-TD. DE GREG HARDY aims for 3rd in row with sack. Rookie DE FRANK ALEXANDERis 2nd among NFC rookies with 2.5 sacks.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (5-1) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (5-1)

SERIES

RAVENS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER 5-0  
STREAKS 5-0  
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 4-0 Kubiak: 0-4
LAST WEEK W 31-29 vs. Cowboys L 42-24 vs. Packers
LAST GAME 10/16/11: Texans 14 at Ravens 29. Baltimore RB Ray Rice totals 161 scrimmage yards (101 rushing, 60 rec.) while QB Joe Flacco & RB Ricky Williams each score rush TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/13/10: Ravens 34, Texans 28 (OT). Baltimore WR Derrick Mason has 6 catches for 78 yards with 2 TDs. CB Josh Wilson scores game-winning 12-yard INT-TD in OT.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 86 (Bal.), 137 (Hou.). XM: 229 (Hou.). 

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 129-209-1,690-8-4-92.0 Schaub: 117-185-1,394-8-4-91.6
RUSHING Rice: 97-482-5.0-5 (T3L) Foster: 149-561 (2L)-3.8-7 (1L)
RECEIVING Boldin: 28-429-15.3-1 Daniels (TE): 26-357-13.7-3
OFFENSE 385.0 (2C) 363.3
TAKE/GIVE +7 (2C) +5 (3C)
DEFENSE 396.7 300.8 (2C)
SACKS Ngata: 3 Watt: 9.5 (1L)
INTs Ca. Williams: 3 (T1C) Jackson: 3 (T1C)
PUNTING Koch: 46.5 Do. Jones: 46.7
KICKING Tucker (R): 53 (T2C) (17/17 PAT; 12/13 FG) S. Graham: 53 (T2C) (20/20 PAT; 11/12 FG)

NOTES

RAVENSHave won 4 straight, longest current win streak in AFC…Club is 6-0 vs. Texans (incl. postseason)…Averaged 32.7 points per game in 3 games at Hou…In 4 career games vs. Hou. (incl. playoffs), QB JOE FLACCO is 4-0 & has 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 99.1 rating. Ravens are 26-2 (.929) when he has 100+ rating…RB RAY RICE (4,859) needs 141 rush yards to join JAMAL LEWIS (7,801) as only players in Ravens history to reach 5,000. Rice had 101 rush yards in last reg. season meeting vs. Hou. Ravens are 13-2 (.867) when Rice has 100+ rush yards in game…WR TORREY SMITH had 51-yard catch in last reg. season game vs. Hou. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN averages 97 rec. yards per game in 4 reg. season contest vs. Hou. (388 total). In past 3, Boldin is averaging 103.7 rec. yards per game (311 total)…Defense allows 19.7 points per game, 3rd-lowest in AFC (Hou., 19.2; Mia., 19.5)…CB CARY WILLIAMS aims for 4th straight game w/INT…KR-PR JACOBY JONES spent 5 seasons w/Hou. (2007-11). Had 108-yard KR-TD last week, tied for longest KR-TD in NFL history…TEXANSAim for 6-1 start for 1st time in franchise history…In past 10, QB MATT SCHAUB is 9-1 & with 13 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 97.7 rating…Incl. playoffs, RB ARIAN FOSTERhas rushed for 100+ yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Bal. Since ’10, averages NFL-best 97.2 rush yards per game…WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 15 career games with 10+ catches, tied for 4th-most in NFL history. Johnson (10,014) reached 10,000 career receiving yards last week. Since entering NFL in ’03, Johnson averages NFL-best in receiving yards per game (78.2) & rec per game (5.7). Incl. postseason, Johnson has 100+ rec. yards in past 2 vs. Bal. (140, 111)…Among NFL TEs, TE OWEN DANIELS is tied for 4th in NFL with 26 rec. & tied for 2nd with 357 rec. yards…Defense allows AFC-low in pts. per gm (19.2)…DE J.J. WATT aims for 6th straight game with at least 1 sack. Watt & LB BROOKS REED each had 2.5 sacks in playoff game against Ravens…Rookie KR-WR KESHAWN MARTIN had 108 total yards last week (65 KR yards, 24 rec. yards, 19 PR yards).

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-5) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-3)

SERIES

BROWNS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 14-12  
STREAKS   8 of past 11
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 1-0 Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 34-24 vs. Bengals L 35-9 at Jets
LAST GAME 9/18/11: Browns 27 at Colts 19. Cleveland RB Peyton Hillis rushes for 2 TDs & QB Colt McCoy throws 16-yard TD pass to TE Evan Moore.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/18/11
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 148 (Cle.), 128 (Ind.). XM: 232 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING Weeden (R): 129-231-1,519-7-10-68.1 Luck (R): 118-221-1,488-7-7-72.0
RUSHING Richardson (R): 95-340-3.6-4 (T3C) Luck (R) (QB): 17-103-6.1-1
RECEIVING Richardson (R) (RB): 22-186-8.5-1 Wayne: 41 (3C)-593 (3C)-14.5-2
OFFENSE 324.8 366.6
TAKE/GIVE +1 -8
DEFENSE 425.5 359.0
SACKS D. Jackson: 3 Mathis: 5
INTs 4 tied: 2 Freeman, Powers: 1
PUNTING Hodges: 43.7 McAfee: 48.3
KICKING Dawson: 50 (14/14 PAT; 12/12 FG) Vinatieri: 38 (8/8 PAT; 10/13 FG)

NOTES

BROWNSRookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN has passed for 1,519 yards, 2nd-most in NFL history by rookie in team’s 1st 6 games (CAM NEWTON, 1,847 in ’11). In past 2, Weeden has passed for 522 yards with 4 TDs & 88.2 passer rating. Had 71-yard TD pass last week, 2nd-longest TD pass by rookie in team history. Tied for AFC rookie lead with 7 TD passes (ANDREW LUCK)…Rookie RB TRENT RICHARDSON leads AFC rookies with 340 rush yards. Richardson has 4 rush TDs in past 5 games. RB MONTARIO HARDESTY posted 1st rush TD of career last week…In past 2, rookie WR JOSH GORDON has 5 catches for 181 yards (36.2 avg.) with 3 TDs…TE BENJAMIN WATSON recorded 1st TD catch of season last week…Browns have AFC-best 10 INTs this season…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-high 40 tackles in ’12…S USAMA YOUNG has INT in each of past 2 games. Posted INT in last game vs. Ind…CB JOE HADEN aims for 3rd straight game with INT…CB SHELDON BROWN had 19-yard INT-TD return last week…PR-KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS leads AFC & is 3rd in NFL with 31.3 KR avg. & ranks 2nd in NFL with 15.4 PR avg. in ’12…COLTSHave won 3 of past 5 at home against Cle…QB ANDREW LUCK averages 297.6 passing yards per game, 5th-best in NFL & most among rookie QBs. Aims for 3rd consecutive game at home with 300+ passing yards (313, 362). Leads AFC QBs with 103 rush yards…RB VICK BALLARD registered 1st career start last week…WR REGGIE WAYNE averages NFL-best 118.6 rec. yards per game in ’12 (593 rec. yards in 5 games). Wayne (903) became 14th player in NFL history to reach 900 career receptions last week. WR DONNIE AVERY had 60 receiving yards last week, 2nd-most of season. Rookie WR T.Y. HILTON averages 17.8 yards per catch (11 catches, 196 yards)…Rookie TEs DWAYNE ALLEN (12 catches, 109 yards) & COBY FLEENER (17 catches, 181 yards) have combined for 29 catches for 290 rec. yards…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 7 sacks in 5 career games vs. Browns, incl. 3 sacks against Cle. on 9/25/05 (tied for career-high). LB JERRY HUGHES posted 2nd sack of season last week…S ANTOINE BETHEA has 1 career INT against Browns.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-2) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-2)

SERIES

CARDINALS VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER   12-10
STREAKS   8 of past 10
COACHES VS. OPP. Whisenhunt: 1-3 Frazier: 1-0
LAST WEEK L 19-16 (OT) vs. Bills L 38-26 at Redskins
LAST GAME 10/9/11: Cardinals 10 at Vikings 34. Minnesota RB Adrian Peterson rushes for 122 yards & 3 1st-quarter TDs as Vikings defense forces 4 turnovers (3 INTs, 1 FR).
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/11
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 139 (Arz.), 112 (Min.). XM: 231 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING J. Skelton: 16-38-194-0-2-36.5 Ponder: 144-210-1,434-8-4-92.4
RUSHING Powell: 16-79-4.9-17 Peterson: 113-499 (3C)-4.4-2
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 36-430-11.9-3 Harvin: 49 (1L)-540 (3C)-11.0-1
OFFENSE 283.0 356.8
TAKE/GIVE +4 -1
DEFENSE 329.3 313.7
SACKS Schofield, Washington: 4 J. Allen: 4
INTs Peterson: 3 (T3L) Winfield: 2
PUNTING Zastudil: 47.8 Kluwe: 46.4
KICKING Feely: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/13 FG) Walsh (R): 60 (3L) (12/12 PAT; 16/17 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON is 8-4 in career as starter. Has won 4 of past 5 starts & 6 of past 8…RB WILLIAM POWELL rushed for career-high 70 yards (5.4 avg.) last week. RB-KR LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING had 96-yard KR-TD in 11/7/10 game vs. Min…WR LARRY FITZGERALD was born in Minneapolis & was Vikings ball boy growing up. Has 10,045 rec. yards & became 2nd youngest in NFL history to reach 10,000 (RANDY MOSS). Since 2005, leads NFL in rec. yards (9,265) & rec. TDs (68). Has 3 100-yard games in 5 meetings. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 6 TDs in past 10. Had 1st career TD (30 yards) vs. Min. (11/7/10). WR EARLY DOUCET had career-high 8 catches for 92 yards in last meeting…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has sack in 5 of past 7. Had sack in last game vs. Min. LB O’BRIEN SCHOFIELD tied career-high with 2 sacks last week. Has 4 sacks in past 4. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had sack in 12/6/09 game vs. Min. LB SAM ACHO has sack in 5 of past 8. CB PATRICK PETERSON aims for 3rd in row with INT. S ADRIAN WILSON had 99-yard FR-TD in 11/26/06 meeting…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER passed for 352 yards last week, 2nd career 300-yard game. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 68.6 comp. pct. Aims for 4th in row at home with win…Since entering NFL in 2007, RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads league with 7,251 rush yards & 66 rush TDs. Rushed for 122 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Has rushed for 100+ yards & 3+ TDs 5 times in career & team is 5-0…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history with 20+ scrimmage TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history with rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 consecutive seasons. Since Ponder’s 1st start (10/23/11), Harvin has 111 receptions, 2nd most in NFL. Aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row. TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 3rd in row with TD…DE JARED ALLEN has 4.5 sacks in past 2 meetings & aims for 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Has 36 sacks in past 31, incl. 24.5 in past 20. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 109 sacks. S JAMARCA SANFORD had career-high 2 INTs in last meeting. LB CHAD GREENWAY aims for 3rd in row vs. Arz. with 9+ tackles.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (4-2)

SERIES

REDSKINS GIANTS
SERIES LEADER   91-63-4
STREAKS Past 2 9 of past 12
COACHES VS. OPP. Shanahan: 3-5 Coughlin: 12-7
LAST WEEK W 38-26 vs. Vikings W 26-3 at 49ers
LAST GAME 12/18/11: Redskins 23 at Giants 10. Washington QB Rex Grossman connects with WR Santana Moss for 20-yard TD & K Graham Gano makes 3 FGs as Redskins defense has 3 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/18/11
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (Was.), 85 (NYG). XM: 230 (NYG). 

STATS

PASSING Griffin III (R): 113-161-1,343-5-2-100.5 (3L) Manning: 143-225-1,772 (1C)-11 (3C)-5-94.9
RUSHING Morris (R): 116-538 (2C)-4.6-5 (T3L) Bradshaw: 92-449-4.9-3
RECEIVING F. Davis (TE): 23-312-13.6-0 Cruz: 43 (T3L)-496-11.5-6 (T2L)
OFFENSE 394.0 414.7 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE +9 (T3L) +7 (T3C)
DEFENSE 417.2 363.0
SACKS Kerrigan: 3.5 Pierre-Paul: 3.5
INTs Hall: 2 Boley: 3
PUNTING Rocca: 44.6 Weatherford: 46.2
KICKING Forbath: 8 (5/5 PAT; 1/1 FG) Tynes: 68 (1L) (17/17 PAT; 17/19 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINSRookie QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III rushed for 138 yards & 2 TDs last week, becoming 1st rookie QB in SB era to rush for 100+ yards & 2+ TDs in game. Leads NFL with 70.2 comp. pct. & ranks 3rd with 100.5 rating, best mark among rookies. Is 1st among NFL QBs with 379 rush yards & 6 TDs. His 6 rush TDs are 2nd most by any player…RB ALFRED MORRIS leads NFL rookies with 538 rush yards. Is 2nd in NFC among all players in rush yards & rush TDs (5). Redskins are only team with 2 players (Griffin, Morris) with 5+ rush TDs…TE FRED DAVIS had 5 catches for 105 yards in his last game vs. NYG. Is only TE in NFC to lead club in both catches (23) & rec. yards (312). WR PIERRE GARCON avg. 19.1 yards per catch. WR SANTANA MOSS had 20-yard TD in last meeting…LB RYAN KERRIGAN aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with sack or INT. Had 9-yard INT-TD in 9/11/11 meeting. LB LONDON FLETCHER aims for 3rd meeting in row with 9+ tackles & FF. S MADIEU WILLIAMS had 24-yard INT-TD last week. CB DE ANGELO HALL has 5 INTs in 10 career meetings, including INT in last game vs. NYG…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has won 10 of past 14 starts vs. Was. Is 25-5 (.833) in Oct., best in SB era (min. 20 starts). Incl. playoffs, has won 10 of past 12…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 316 rush yards (158 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2. Giants are 10-0 when he has 100+ rush yards. Has 6 rush TDs in past 5 meetings… WR VICTOR CRUZ has 5 TDs in past 3. Has 41 catches for 701 yards (100.1 per game) & 5 TDs in past 7 division games. In past 8 at home, has 53 catches for 855 yards (106.9 per game) & 7 TDs. Since Jan. 1 (8 games),WR HAKEEM NICKS has 50 catches for 801 yards (100.1 per game; 16.0 avg.) & 6 TDs. Has 12 catches for 195 yards (97.5 per game) in past 2 meetings…In 4 meetings, DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 5 sacks, 25 tackles, 2 FRs & FF. Has 9 sacks in past 8 division games. Had 2 sacks last week. In Week 6, S ANTREL ROLLE had 2 INTs & CB PRINCE AMUKAMARA had INT. DE JUSTIN TUCK has 8 sacks & 4 FFs in past 9 meetings. CB COREY WEBSTER has INT in 3 of past 4 vs. Was. DE OSI UMENYIORA has 5 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs (incl. 37-yard FR-TD) in past 4 meetings.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-3) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (3-3)

SERIES

PACKERS RAMS
SERIES LEADER   45-43-2
STREAKS 9 of past 12  
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 3-1 Fisher: 3-1
LAST WEEK W 42-24 at Texans L 17-14 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 10/16/11: Rams 3 at Packers 24. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 316 yards, including 3 2nd-quarter TDs, as Packers score 24 unanswered points to move to 6-0.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/27/09: Packers 36, Rams 17. Rodgers passes for 2 TDs & adds 4-yard rush TD in Green Bay win. Packers RB John Kuhn records 1-yard rush TD & adds 10-yard rec. TD.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Sam Rosen, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (GB), 138 (StL.). XM: 225 (StL.). 

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 153-225-1,637-16 (1L)-4-105.4 (1L) Bradford: 110-185-1,337-6-5-81.3
RUSHING Green: 34-130-3.8-0 S. Jackson: 89-323-3.6-0
RECEIVING Nelson: 32-410-12.8-4 Amendola: 32-395-12.3-2
OFFENSE 352.8 308.7
TAKE/GIVE +2 +1
DEFENSE 340.3 311.5
SACKS Matthews: 8 (1C) Quinn: 6 (T2C)
INTs Hayward: 3 (T3L) Finnegan: 3 (T3L)
PUNTING Masthay: 45.4 Hekker (R): 49.0 (3C)
KICKING Crosby: 32 (17/17 PAT; 5/7 FG) Zuerlein: 52 (7/7 PAT; 15/18 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS passed for 338 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 133.8 rating last week, 1st Packer with 6 TDs & 0 INTs in game. Is 2-0 vs. Rams & has 122.7 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. StL with 115+ rating. Packers are 24-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating…RB ALEX GREEN aims for 3rd in row with 60+ yards…WR JAMES JONES & HOFer DON HUTSON only Packers with 2+ rec. TDs in 3 consecutive games. Jones aims for 4th in row with 2+ TDs. WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 300+ KR (386), 300+ rec. (346), 150+ PR (150) & 25+ rush (48) yards. Had 1st career 100-yard game (102) in Week 6. WR JORDY NELSON tied career-high with 3 TDs last week (9 catches, 121 yards). Had career-long 93-yard TD in last meeting…Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS 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 has sack in 4 of past 6. Had sack in last meeting. Rookie CB CASEY HAYWARD has 3 INTs in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with INT…RAMSAim for 1st 4-0 start at home since 2003 when club went 8-0…QB SAM BRADFORD has won 3 starts in row at home & aims to tie his longest home winning streak (4). Passed for 328 yards in last meeting…In past 4 games vs. GB, RB STEVEN JACKSON has 576 scrimmage yards (144 per game), incl. 454 rush yards (113.5 per game). Rookie RB DARYL RICHARDSON is 3rd among NFC rookie RBs with 246 rush yards…Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS aims for 4th in row with 50+ yard reception. Averages 28.1 yards per catch (197 yards, 7 catches). WR BRANDON GIBSON had 7 catches for 91 yards last week, 2nd career 90-yard game…DE ROBERT QUINN has 5 sacks in past 3 at home, incl. career-high 3 in last home game. Has 6 sacks in past 6. DE CHRIS LONG has 4 sacks in past 4. Has 11 sacks in past 13 at home. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is 1 of 2 NFC players (PATRICK WILLIS) with 8+ sacks (8.5) & 5+ INTs (5) since 2009.CB CORTLAND FINNEGAN has INT or sack in 4 of 1st 6 games with Rams.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-4) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-3)

SERIES

SAINTS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER 23-17  
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Kromer: 0-0 Schiano: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: W 31-24 vs. Chargers) W 38-10 vs. Chiefs
LAST GAME 11/6/11: Buccaneers 16 at Saints 27. New Orleans RB Darren Sproles has 99 scrimmage yards (42 rush, 57 rec.), including 21-yard TD catch from QB Drew Brees, in division win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/11: Buccaneers 26, Saints 20. Tampa Bay QB Josh Freeman passes for 303 yards & 2 TDs as Buccaneers race to 20-7 1st-half lead en route to victory.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 91 (NO), 136 (TB). XM: 234 (TB).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 139-236-1,720 (3C)-14 (T2L)-6-90.7 Freeman: 80-145-1,118-8-5-84.2
RUSHING P. Thomas: 37-182-4.9-0 Martin (R): 84-323-3.8-1
RECEIVING Colston: 28-444-15.9-4 Jackson: 20-370-18.5-4
OFFENSE 402.0 (3C) 313.4
TAKE/GIVE +1 +3
DEFENSE 456.0 387.2
SACKS Galette: 3 Bennett: 4
INTs 3 tied: 1 Barber: 2
PUNTING Morstead: 51.2 (1C) Koenen: 44.3
KICKING Hartley: 37 (16/16 PAT; 7/9 FG) Barth: 42 (12/12 PAT; 10/11 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has TD pass in 48 consecutive games and passed HOFer JOHNNY UNITAS (47) for longest streak in NFL history. In 5 games this season, has 4 300-yard games & 4 games with 3+ TD passes. Aims for 3rd in row with 370+ yards & 3+ TDs…Since 2011, RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 114 catches. RB PIERRE THOMAS has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. TB…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has TD in 6 of past 8. Had 7 catches for 124 yards in last game at TB. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 18 catches for 284 yards (142 per game) & 4 TDs in past 2. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ catches, 130+ yards & TD. Had 7 catches for 118 yards & TD in last game at TB. WR DEVERY HENDERSON caught TD to extend Brees’ record streak in Week 5 & had 8 catches for 123 yards. WR LANCE MOORE has TD in 2 of past 3 in TB…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB. Had sack & FF in last meeting. Had INT (41 yards) in Week 5. LB CURTIS LOFTON had 26-yard INT-TD in last game vs. TB (1/1/12 with Atl.)…BUCCANEERS: QB JOSH FREEMAN has won 2 of past 3 vs. NO & has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 108.6 rating in those 3. When he has 95+ rating, Bucs are 11-4 (.733). Passed for 328 yards, 3 TDs & 124.7 rating last week…RB DOUG MARTIN is 3rd among NFL rookie RBs with 323 rush yards…WR VINCENT JACKSON had 2 TDs last week & has 3 TDs in past 2. Since 2008, Jackson avg. 18 yards per catch (221 rec., 3,989 yards), best in NFL (min. 200 catches). WR MIKE WILLIAMS has TD catch or 100+ yards in 4 of past 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ yards…Club’s rushing defense is 4th in NFL (75 yards per game). Team is 2nd in NFL in red zone defense with 25.0 TD pct. (16 poss, 4 TDs allowed). DB RONDE BARBER is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (45). Had 78-yard INT-TD last week, his 12th career INT/FR-TD, tied for 3rd most in NFL history. Only player all-time with 8+ INT-TDs, 4+ FR-TDs & PR-TD. Had INT in last meeting. Has 2 games with career-high 3 INTs vs. NO. Rookie S MARK BARRON had INT last week.

NEW YORK JETS (3-3) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-3)

SERIES

JETS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 51-51-1  
STREAKS   14 of past 18
COACHES VS. OPP. Ryan: 3-4 Belichick: 18-10
LAST WEEK W 35-9 vs. Colts L 24-23 at Seahawks
LAST GAME 11/13/11: Patriots 37 at Jets 16. New England QB Tom Brady throws 3 TDs, including 2 to TE Rob Gronkowski. LB Rob Ninkovich seals win with 12-yard INT-TD return in 4th quarter.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/11: Patriots 30, Jets 21. Tom Brady passes for 321 yards & TD as New England improves to 4-1. RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushes for 136 yards & 2 TDs.
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 86 (NYJ), 93 (NE). XM: 226 (NE).

STATS

PASSING Sanchez: 88-177-1,125-8-6-70.9 Brady: 160-243-1,845 (1L)-10-3-97.2 (3C)
RUSHING Greene: 108-378-3.5-4 (T3C) Ridley: 118-524 (3C)-4.4-4 (T3C)
RECEIVING Kerley: 18-315-17.5-2 Welker: 48 (1C)-622 (2C)-13.0-2
OFFENSE 295.5 445.3 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE +1 +10 (T1L)
DEFENSE 359.8 371.5
SACKS McIntyre: 2 Jones (R): 5
INTs Cromartie: 3 (T1C) McCourty, Wilson (R): 2
PUNTING Malone: 46.2 Mesko: 40.0
KICKING Folk: 37 (16/16 PAT; 7/7 FG) Gostkowski: 62 (1C) (20/20 PAT; 14/17 FG)

NOTES

JETSIn past 2 at NE (incl. postseason), QB MARK SANCHEZ has passed for 360 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 116.5 rating. Club has 9-2 record when Sanchez has 100+ passer rating. Since ’11, QB TIM TEBOW leads AFC QBs with 724 rush yards…RB SHONN GREENE had 161 rush yards with 3 rush TDs & became 1st Jet since 10/15/72 (EMERSON BOOZER, 150 rush yards & 3 TDs) to rush for 150+ yards & 3 TDs in game. Club is 5-0 when Greene has 100+ rush yards. RB JOE MC KNIGHT had season-best 71 rush yards last week…Rookie WR STEPHEN HILL has 3 TD catches in 4 career games. WR JASON HILL posted 1st TD catch as Jet last week. WR JEREMY KERLEY averages 17.5 yards per catch in ’12 (18 receptions, 315 yards)…TE DUSTIN KELLER had career-best 115 receiving yards vs. NE on 9/19/10…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has INT in each of past 2 games. Since ’07, Cromartie is tied for 4th in NFL with 25 INTs… LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 49 tackles…Rookie DE QUINTON COPLES registered his 1st 1.5 career sacks last week…PATRIOTSClub averages NFL-best 31.3 pts per game…NE aims for 10th straight win at home vs. AFC East…Patriots averages NFL-high 445.3 yards per game…QB TOM BRADY has 16-5 (.762) career record vs. NYJ (incl. postseason). Brady has thrown TD pass in 38 consec. games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady (49) needs 300-yard passing game to surpass HOFerWARREN MOON (49) for 7th-most all-time. RB STEVAN RIDLEY (965) needs 35 rush yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB BRANDON BOLDEN averages 5.4 yards/carry. WR WES WELKER has 16 career games with 10+ rec., tied for 2nd-most in NFL history (JERRY RICE, 17; MARVIN HARRISON, 16). Aims for 5th consecutive game with 100+ rec. yards…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 8 rec. for 113 yards with 2 TDs in last game vs. Jets. Since ’10, Gronkowski (30) & TE AARON HERNANDEZ (15) have combined for 45 TD rec., most of any NFL TE duo during span…Rookie DE CHANDLER JONES had career-high 2 sacks last week. Leads NFL rookies with 5 sacks.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-4) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-4)

SERIES

JAGUARS RAIDERS
SERIES LEADER 4-1  
STREAKS 4-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mularkey: 0-2 Allen: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 5: L 41-3 vs. Bears) L 23-20 at Falcons
LAST GAME 12/12/10: Raiders 31 at Jaguars 38. Jacksonville RB Rashad Jennings has 74-yard TD run & RB Maurice Jones-Drew adds game-winning 30-yard TD run with 1:34 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/2/05: Jaguars 13, Raiders 6. Jacksonville RB Greg Jones scores game’s lone TD (1-yard run in 3rd quarter) to break 6-6 tie. Jaguars S Donovin Darius has 2 INTs.
BROADCAST CBS (1:25 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 92 (Jax.), 94 (Oak.). XM: 227 (Oak.).

 

STATS

PASSING Gabbert: 80-146-796-5-3-73.3 Palmer: 122-195-1,434-6-3-88.7
RUSHING Jones-Drew: 84-408-4.9-1 McFadden: 84-271-3.2-2
RECEIVING Lewis (TE): 14-116-8.3-2 Myers (TE): 21-290-13.8-0
OFFENSE 241.2 349.8
TAKE/GIVE -2 0
DEFENSE 424.0 386.4
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Shaughnessy: 2.5
INTs 3 tied: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Anger (R): 51.3 (1L) Lechler: 49.2
KICKING Scobee: 27 (3/4 PAT; 8/8 FG) Janikowski: 37 (7/7 PAT; 10/10 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARSHave won past 2 at Oak…QB BLAINE GABBERT is 1-1 on road in ’12 with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 93.4 passer rating. Has 135.6 passer rating on road in 4th quarter this season…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has accounted for 41 pct. of Jags’ offense (494 of 1,206 total yards). Jones-Drew (9,821) needs 179 scrimmage yards to reach 10,000 career. Had 101 rush yards in last game vs. Oak. Since ’09, leads NFL with 4,729 rush yards. Jones-Drew (292) needs 8 catches to join JIMMY SMITH (862) & KEENAN MC CARDELL (499) as only players with 300 rec. in club history…TE MARCEDES LEWIS has 19 career TD catches, most by TE in club history…WR CECIL SHORTS averages 25.6 yards per catch in ’12 (8 rec., 205 yards)…CB RASHEAN MATHIS has franchise-record 30 career INTs. CB DEREK COX had 1st INT since 12/26/10 in Week 5…LB RUSSELL ALLEN leads team with 46 tackles…DE AUSTEN LANE posted 1st sack of season last week…RAIDERSIn only meeting vs. Jaguars (10/9/05 w/Cin.), QB CARSON PALMER had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 108 passer rating. In past 3, Palmer has 764 passing yards with 4 TDs & 93 passer rating. Posted 23rd 300-yard passing game of career last week (353). Palmer (173) needs 2 TD passes to reach 175 career…RB DARREN

MC FADDEN rushed for 123 yards on 16 att. (7.7 avg.) with 2 rush TDs in only game vs. Jax. Raiders are 8-2 when he has 100+ rush yards. RB MIKE GOODSON had season-long 43-yard rush last week…WR DENARIUS MOORE posted 1st 100-yard receiving game of season last week (104) & 4th of career. Moore (905) needs 95 rec. yards to reach 1,000 career. For career, avg. 18.1 yards per catch (50 rec., 905 yards)…TE BRANDON MYERS has career-best in catches (21) & rec. yards (290) in ’12…S TYVON BRANCHCB JOSELIO HANSON & S MICHAEL HUFF posted 1st INTs of season last week. LB PHILIP WHEELER leads team with 44 tackles…DT RICHARD SEYMOUR has 2 sacks in 3 career games vs. Jaguars…Since entering NFL in 2000, K SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI leads NFL w/ 38 FGs of 50+ yards.

SUNDAY NIGHT

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-3) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-3)

SERIES

STEELERS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER 51-32  
STREAKS 12 of past 16  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 8-2 Lewis: 5-14
LAST WEEK L 26-23 at Titans L 34-24 at Browns
LAST GAME 12/4/11: Bengals 7 at Steelers 35. Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall has 2 TD runs & WR Mike Wallace has 2 TD catches. Steelers WR Antonio Brown adds 60-yard PR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11: Steelers 24, Bengals 17. Mendenhall rushes for 2 TDs, including game-winning 9-yarder with 1:55 remaining in 3rd quarter.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Pit.), 93 (Cin.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Pit.), 226 (Cin.). 

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 128-198-1,487-10-2-99.9 (2C) Dalton: 142-215-1,726 (3C)-12 (T2C)-9-91.7
RUSHING Redman: 50-127-2.5-1 Green-Ellis: 107-362-3.4-2
RECEIVING A. Brown: 29-346-11.9-1 Green: 43 (T3L)-628 (1C)-14.6-6
OFFENSE 360.6 382.2
TAKE/GIVE +2 -7
DEFENSE 295.8 (1C) 344.8
SACKS Worilds: 3 Atkins: 6 (T3C)
INTs Clark, Timmons: 1 Crocker, Mich. Johnson: 1
PUNTING Butler (R): 42.4 Huber: 45.0
KICKING Suisham: 44 (11/11 PAT; 11/12 FG) Nugent: 47 (17/17 PAT; 10/11 FG)

NOTES

STEELERSAim for 5th consecutive win vs. Bengals. Have NFL-best 51.9 pct. 3rd-down conversion rate…Ohio native, QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 14-2 in Ohio (7-1 at Cin.; 7-1 at Cle). Roethlisberger (28,066) surpassed HOFer TERRY BRADSHAW (27,989) for most pass yards in team history last week. Averages 330.7 pass yards per game on road in ’12, 2nd-best in NFL (DREW BREES, 385.5)…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL tied career-best 2 rush TDs vs. Cin. on 11/13/11 & 12/4/11. RB ISAAC REDMAN (105) became 1st Steelers RB with 100-yard rec. game since FRENCHY FUQUA (116) on 11/29/70 vs. Ten…WR MIKE WALLACE tied career-high with 2 TD rec. in last game vs. Cin…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 8 career sacks vs. Cin., most against any team. LB JAMES HARRISON (59) needs 1.5 sacks to surpassKEITH WILLIS (59) & JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most sacks in franchise history…PR-WR ANTONIO BROWN had 60-yard PR-TD in last meeting vs. Cin…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON had career-best 381 passing yards last week. Ranks 2nd in AFC w/ 113.5 4th-quarter rtg. (PEYTON MANNING, 118.4)…Since ’10, RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS is tied for 2nd in NFL w/ 26 rush TDs. RB CEDRIC PEERMAN had career-best in rec. (8) & rec. yards (76) last week…WR A.J. GREEN had career-high 2 TD catches last week & aims for 6th consecutive game with TD rec. Green posted 7th career game with 100+ rec. yards last week (135)…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had season-high 68 rec. yards last week, incl. 55-yard TD catch. Tied 3rd among AFC TEs with 25 rec. (ROB GRONKOWSKI, 29; OWEN DANIELS, 26)… Defense ranks 2nd in NFL & 1st in AFC with 20 sacks in ’12…DE MICHAEL JOHNSON recorded 2nd INT of career last week. Johnson (5) needs 1.5 sacks to surpass career-high of 6 in ’11…CB LEON HALL had INT in last game vs. Pit.

MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 22, 2012

DETROIT LIONS (2-3) AT CHICAGO BEARS (4-1)

SERIES

LIONS BEARS
SERIES LEADER   94-65-5
STREAKS   7 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Schwartz: 1-5 Smith: 11-5
LAST WEEK W 26-23 (OT) at Eagles Bye (Wk. 5: W 41-3 at Jaguars)
LAST GAME 11/13/11: Lions 13 at Bears 37. Chicago WR-PR Devin Hester has 82-yard PR-TD as Bears defense forces 6 TOs (4 INTs, 2 FRs), including 2 3rd-quarter INT-TD returns.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11
BROADCAST ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Det.), 93 (Chi.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Det.), 226 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING Stafford: 136-218-1,493-4-5-79.2 Cutler: 90-156-1,209-7-7-78.7
RUSHING Leshoure: 54-196-3.6-1 Forté: 58-270-4.7-1
RECEIVING Johnson: 35-558 (1C)-15.9-1 Marshall: 35-496-14.2-3
OFFENSE 419.6 (1C) 346.2
TAKE/GIVE -1 +9 (T3L)
DEFENSE 324.0 291.2 (3L)
SACKS Avril: 3.5 Melton: 4.5
INTs Delmas, Houston: 1 Jennings: 4 (T1L)
PUNTING Harris: 41.4 Podlesh: 42.7
KICKING Hanson: 58 (3C) (10/10 PAT; 16/17 FG) Gould: 47 (17/17 PAT; 10/10 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD won only MNF start vs. Chi. (10/10/11) & had 107.7 rating. Lions are 10-0 when Stafford has 105+ rating. Aims for 3rd 300-yard game in row…RB MIKEL LE SHOURE has 228 scrimmage yards (114 per game) in 2 road games. RB JOIQUE BELL is 2nd among NFC RBs with 178 rec. yards…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. Since 2008, has 46 TD catches, most in NFL. In past 5 road games, has 44 catches for 851 yards (170.2 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2011, has 2,239 rec. yards, most in NFL & his 106.6 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among TEs with 180 catches…DE CLIFF AVRIL had 2 sacks last week. Has 5 sacks in past 3 meetings. Is 1 of 2 NFC players with 14+ sacks (14.5) & 6+ FFs (6) since 2011. Since 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 16.5 sacks, tied for most by NFL DT…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has won 5 of past 6 starts vs. Det. & has 100+ rating in 4. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 25-0…RB MATT FORTÉ has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in past 4 meetings…In past 2, WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 19 catches for 282 yards (141 per game) & 2 TDs. Since 2007, has 509 catches, 3rd most in NFL. WR-KR-PR DEVIN HESTER had 82-yard PR-TD in last meeting. Incl. playoffs, has 19 total return TDs (12 PR, 6 KR, 1 missed FG), tied with HOFer DEION SANDERS for most in NFL history…1st team in NFL history with 5 INT-TDs in 1st 5 games. Have INT-TD in 3 consecutive games for 1st time in club history. LB LANCE BRIGGS & CB CHARLES TILLMAN are 1st teammates to each have INT-TD in consecutive games. Tillman had INT-TD in last meeting & has 3 INT-TDs vs. Det. Tillman (7) & Briggs (5) have most INT-TDs in team history. CB TIM JENNINGS has 5 INTs in past 6. S MAJOR WRIGHT has 3 INTs in past 3, incl. INT-TD. Had INT-TD in last meeting. DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 10 sacks in 8 games vs. Det.

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