TheSTN – NFL: Week 11 Game Capsules

 

 

 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-5) AT BUFFALO BILLS (3-6)

SERIES

DOLPHINS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 55-36-1  
STREAKS 6 of past 8  
COACHES VS. OPP. Philbin: 0-0 Gailey: 2-3
LAST WEEK L 37-3 vs. Titans L 37-31 at Patriots
LAST GAME 12/18/11: Dolphins 30 at Bills 23. Miami QB Matt Moore throws 2 TDs, including 65-yarder to WR Brandon Marshall. RB Reggie Bush rushes for 203 yards, including 76-yard TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/18/11
BROADCAST NFLN (8:00 PM ET): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Trent Green, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 94 (Mia.), 93 (Buf.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Mia.), 226 (Buf.).

STATS

PASSING Tannehill (R): 165-280-1,979-5-9-73.2 Fitzpatrick: 185-296-2,011-17-10-87.5
RUSHING Bush: 126-555-4.4-4 Spiller: 87-632-7.3-4
RECEIVING Hartline: 49-741-15.1-1 St. Johnson: 41-502-12.2-4
OFFENSE 323.9 358.7
TAKE/GIVE -6 -10
DEFENSE 372.2 410.0
SACKS Wake: 8.5 (3C) Ky. Williams: 5
INTs 3 tied: 2 Byrd: 3 (T3C)
PUNTING Fields: 51.2 (1L) Powell (R): 45.0
KICKING Carpenter: 57 (18/18 PAT; 13/17 FG) Lindell: 53 (26/26 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINSHave won 3 of past 4 at Buf…QB RYAN TANNEHILL (1,979) needs 232 passing yards to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (2,210 in 1983) for most passing yards by rookie in Dolphins history. Tannehill (165) also needs 12 comp. for most by rookie in club annals (DAVID WOODLEY, 176). RB REGGIE BUSH averages 111.5 rush yards per game vs. AFC East on road as Dolphin (446 total). Aims for 3rd straight game with rush TD vs. Bills. For career, Bush averages 5.6 yards per carry vs. Bills (53 att., 299 yards). Since entering NFL in 2006, Bush leads NFL RBs in rec. (358)…WR BRIAN HARTLINE has career-best in catches (49) & receiving yards (741) this season. WR DAVONE BESS (42) needs 8 rec. to reach 50 for 5th consecutive season…TE ANTHONY FASANO has 2 TD rec. in past 2 vs. Bills…DE CAMERON WAKE has 8.5 sacks in past 6 games. Wake needs 1.5 sacks to reach 10 for 2nd time in career (14 in ’10)…DT RANDY STARKS has 4 career sacks vs. Buf…CB SEAN SMITH has team-high 11 passes defensed in ’12…BILLS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (10,265) became 5th QB in franchise history to reach 10,000 career passing yds. last wk. Fitzpatrick (73) needs 4 TD passes to tie JACK KEMP (77) for 3rd-most in Bills history. Has 9 TDs & 98.5 passer rating at home in ’12. Posted 2nd 300-yard game of season last week (337)… Last week, RB FRED JACKSON (201) joined HOFer THURMAN THOMAS (456) as only RBs in Bills history to reach 200 career rec. RB C.J. SPILLER totaled 131 scrimmage yards last week (70 rush, 61 rec.). Averages NFL-best 7.3 yards per carry (87 att., 632 yards)…WR DONALD JONES has 2 TD receptions in past 3…Since ’11, TE SCOTT CHANDLER is tied for 2nd among AFC TEs with 11 TD catches….DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 4.5 sacks in 5 career games vs. Mia…DT KYLE WILLIAMS (5) needs sack to surpass career-best (5.5 in ’10)…LB NICK BARNETT has team-high 67 tackles…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 19.5 PR avg.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2012

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-5) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (8-1)

SERIES

CARDINALS FALCONS
SERIES LEADER 14-11  
STREAKS   6 of past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Whisenhunt: 2-1 Smith: 1-1
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 9: L 31-17 at Packers) L 31-27 at Saints
LAST GAME 9/19/10: Cardinals 7 at Falcons 41. Atlanta RB Jason Snelling accumulates 186 scrimmage yards (129 rush, 57 rec.) & scores 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 2 victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/19/10
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 104 (Arz.), 128 (Atl.). XM: 232 (Atl.). 

STATS

PASSING J. Skelton: 96-172-1,052-2-5-65.8 Ryan: 240-351-2,771 (2L)-20 (3C)-7-102.6 (3C)
RUSHING Stephens-Howling: 68-184-2.7-3 Turner: 140-529-3.8-4
RECEIVING Fitzgerald: 51-585-11.5-4 Gonzalez (TE): 61-617-10.1-6
OFFENSE 295.4 385.2 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE +2 +10
DEFENSE 320.7 365.6
SACKS Washington: 8 Abraham: 7
INTs Peterson: 3 DeCoud: 4 (T3C)
PUNTING Zastudil: 46.2 Bosher: 46.6
KICKING Feely: 54 (15/15 PAT; 13/16 FG) Bryant: 91 (3L) (25/25 PAT; 22/25 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON had 306 pass yards in last game, his 3rd career 300-yard game…RB LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING has rush TD in 2 of past 3…WR LARRY FITZGERALD aims for 4th in row vs. Atl. with 6+ catches (incl. playoffs). In 2008 WC (1/3/09), had 6 catches for 101 yards & TD (42 yards). Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 7,770 yards & 62 rec. TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 7 TDs in past 13. Fitzgerald (585 yards, 4 TDs) & Roberts (540, 5) can become 2nd duo in team history with 1,000+ rec. yards & 8+ TDs. Rookie WR MICHAEL FLOYD had career-high 80 rec. yards in last game…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has 9 sacks in past 10, including 4 in past 3. Is on pace for 14 sacks, would be most by LB in club history. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (CLAY MATTHEWSTERRELL SUGGS) with 13+ sacks, 2+ INTs & 2+ FFs since 2011. DT DARNELL DOCKETT &DE CALAIS CAMPBELL each aims for 3rd in row with 0.5+ sack. LB SAM ACHO is 1 of 3 in NFC (JARED ALLENCLIFF AVRIL) with 10+ sacks, 5+ FF & 1+ INT since 2011…FALCONSUnder head coach MIKE SMITH, Falcons are 27-11 (.711) in games decided by 1 score…QB MATT RYAN passed for career-high 411 yards last week. In last meeting, had 3 TDs & 117.3 rating. In career, Falcons are 29-1 (.967) when he has 100+ rating. When he has 3+ TD passes, team is 15-1 (.938)…RB MICHAEL TURNER is franchise leader with 54 rushing TDs…TE TONY GONZALEZ had 11 catches for 122 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 101 career rec. TDs, most by TE & 6th most in NFL history. WR JULIO JONES has 14 catches for 327 yards (109 per game) & TD in past 3. WR RODDY WHITE has 60 catches for 932 yards (116.5 per game) & 7 TDs in past 8 at home. Since 2007, has 525 receptions, most in NFC. G MIKE JOHNSON had 1st career TD last week…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 11.5 sacks in past 12. Has 119 sacks, most by active player. LB STEPHEN NICHOLAS had sack last week. CB ASANTE SAMUEL had INT last week & had 20-yard INT-TD in last game vs. Arz. (11/13/11 with Phi.).

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (5-4) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-7)

SERIES

BUCCANEERS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER   14-10
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Schiano: 1-0 Rivera: 2-1
LAST WEEK W 34-24 vs. Chargers L 36-14 vs. Broncos
LAST GAME 9/9/12: Panthers 10 at Buccaneers 16. Tampa Bay races to 13-0 halftime lead en route to Kickoff Weekend victory. Bucs rookie RB Doug Martin rushes for 95 yards in NFL debut.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/24/11: Panthers 48, Buccaneers 16. Carolina rookie QB Cam Newton throws 3 TDs, including 91-yarder to WR Brandon LaFell. RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 2 TDs in win.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (TB), 91 (Car.). XM: 227 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING Freeman: 155-273-2,257-18-5-98.2 Newton: 155-271-2,143-8-10-77.2
RUSHING Martin (R): 173-862 (3C)-5.0-7 (T1C) Newton (QB): 63-354-5.6-4
RECEIVING Jackson: 36-769-21.4-6 Olsen (TE): 43-497-11.6-3
OFFENSE 365.6 334.3
TAKE/GIVE +11 (T3L) -5
DEFENSE 401.4 344.9
SACKS Bennett: 6 Johnson: 8.5
INTs Barber, L. Johnson (R): 3 6 tied: 1
PUNTING Koenen: 44.0 Nortman (R): 42.4
KICKING Barth: 74 (29/29 PAT; 15/19 FG) Medlock: 41 (20/20 PAT; 7/9 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERSHave scored 28+ points in team-record 5 games in row…In past 5, QB JOSH FREEMAN has 13 TDs vs. 1 INT & 115.9 rating. Aims for 6th in row with 100+ rating. Bucs are 11-3 when he has 100+ rating. Is 3-1 in past 4 vs. Car. with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 104 rating…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN has 858 scrimmage yards in past 5, most by rookie in 5-game span since 1999 (EDGERRIN JAMES). Martin ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,158 scrimmage yards (862 rush, 296 rec.) & is only player in NFL with 800+ rush & 200+ rec. yards…WR VINCENT JACKSON has 5 TDs in past 6. Since 2008, his 18.5 yards per catch avg. (237 rec., 4,388 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 100+ yards or TD in 6 of 9 games…Rookie CB LEONARD JOHNSON has INT in 3 consecutive games, incl. 83-yard INT-TD last week. DB RONDE BARBER had sack & INT in last meeting. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (46). LB DEKODA WATSON blocked punt & LB ADAM HAYWARD returned 29 yards for TD last week…

PANTHERS: In 1st 25 career NFL games, QB CAM NEWTON has 6,194 pass yards with 29 TDs & 1,060 rush yards with 18 TDs. Is only player in NFL history with 6,000+ pass yards, 25+ pass TDs, 1,000+ rush yards & 15+ rush TDs in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Has 9 TDs (5 pass, 4 rush) in 3 career meetings…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 4 games vs. TB with 2+ rush TDs in past 8 meetings. RB JONATHAN STEWART has 556 rush yards (92.7 per game) & 5 TDs in past 6 vs. TB…WR STEVE SMITH has 7 100-yard rec. games vs. TB. TE GREG OLSEN had 9 catches for 102 yards & 2 TDs last week. WR BRANDON LA FELL aims for 3rd in row vs. TB with TD. Had career-long 91-yard TD in last meeting at home…DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 25.5 sacks in past 31. Has 5 sacks in past 3 games. DE GREG HARDY has 4.5 sacks in past 3. Panthers are 1 of 3 NFL teams (Sea., Den.) with 2 players (Johnson & Hardy) with 6.5 sacks each. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY leads team with 88 tackles. DT DWAN EDWARDS had 2 sacks in last meeting.

CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-7) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (4-5)

SERIES

BROWNS COWBOYS
SERIES LEADER 15-11  
STREAKS   5 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Shurmur: 0-0 Garrett: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 9: L 25-15 vs. Ravens) W 38-23 at Eagles
LAST GAME 9/7/08: Cowboys 28 at Browns 10. Dallas QB Tony Romo finds WR Terrell Owens for 35-yard TD & RB Marion Barber adds 2 TD runs for Cowboys in Kickoff Weekend win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/19/04: Cowboys 19, Browns 12. Dallas QB Vinny Testaverde connects with TE Jeff Robinson for TD & Cowboys RB Eddie George seals win with 3-yard TD run.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 148 (Cle.), 93 (Dal.). XM: 226 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING Weeden (R): 185-336-2,088-9-12-67.9 Romo: 230-344-2,603-12-13-85.2
RUSHING Richardson (R): 152-575-3.8-5 Murray: 75-330-4.4-1
RECEIVING Richardson (R) (RB): 31-240-7.7-1 Witten (TE): 66 (T3L)-585-8.9-1
OFFENSE 312.0 372.7
TAKE/GIVE +1 -9
DEFENSE 380.1 318.8
SACKS D. Jackson: 3 Ware: 9 (T2C)
INTs 4 tied: 2 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Hodges: 42.7 Moorman: 43.9
KICKING Dawson: 67 (16/16 PAT; 17/17 FG) Bailey: 66 (18/18 PAT; 16/18 FG)

NOTES

BROWNSRookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN (2,088) needs 360 passing yards to surpass TIM COUCH (2,447) for most passing yards by rookie in Browns history. Weeden has 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 86.4 passer rating on road…Rookie RB TRENT RICHARDSON has 3 games with 100+ rush yards, tied for most by Browns rookie in franchise history. Aims for 3rd straight game with 100+ rush yards. Leads AFC rookies with 575 rush yards…WR JOSH GORDON leads NFL rookies in receiving yards (417). Averages 21.9 yards per catch in ’12. Had 2 receptions for 82 yards (41 avg.) & 62-yard TD catch in last meeting vs. NFC (NYG)…Browns have 10 INTs, tied for 2nd-most in AFC…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-high 70 tackles…DE JABAAL SHEARD had season-high 8 tackles with sack last game…DL PHIL TAYLOR made season debut last game…Since entering NFL in ’10, CB JOE HADEN leads team w/ 8 INTs…CB SHELDON BROWN has 5 career INTs vs. Dal…COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO is 20-3 (.870) in career during Nov. with 111.7 rating. In career, when Romo starts & has 100+ rating (min. 10 att.), Cowboys are 35-9 (.795)…When RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 7-0. Has 856 rush yards (122.3 per game) in those 7 games…TE JASON WITTEN has 58 catches (9.7 per game) in past 6. Since 2007, has 510 catches, most by NFL TE. WR MILES AUSTIN has TD catch or 100+ yards in 9 of past 13. In past 10 vs. AFC, has 59 catches for 1,011 yards (101.1 per game) & 6 TDs. Austin (669), WR DEZ BRYANT (590) & Witten (585) can become 1st trio in team history with 1,000+ rec. yards in season. PR DWAYNE HARRIS had 78-yard PR-TD last week, 1st of career…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 18 sacks in past 17 vs. AFC. Has 34.5 sacks in past 28. Since 2006, has 100.5 sacks, most in NFL. Has 9 sacks & needs 1 for 7th 10-sack season in row. Would tie HOFers LAWRENCE TAYLOR & BRUCE SMITH for 3rd-longest streak. CB BRANDON CARR had 47-yard INT-TD last week, 1st career INT-TD & 1st INT with Dal. DT JASON HATCHER had FR-TD in Week 10.

GREEN BAY PACKERS (6-3) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-5)

SERIES

PACKERS LIONS
SERIES LEADER 91-65-7  
STREAKS 20 of past 23  
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 11-1 Schwartz: 1-5
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 9: W 31-17 vs. Cardinals) L 34-24 at Vikings
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Lions 41 at Packers 45. Green Bay QB Matt Flynn throws for 480 yards & 6 TDs in 2nd career start. Packers WR Jordy Nelson records 162 rec. yards & 3 TDs in Week 17 win.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/24/11: Packers 27, Lions 15. Green Bay scores 17 unanswered points in 3rd quarter en route to victory. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 307 yards & 2 TDs.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 117 (GB), 86 (Det.). XM: 229 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 219-327-2,383-25 (T1L)-5-107.4 (1C) Stafford: 248-388-2,722 (3C)-11-8-85.4
RUSHING Green: 87-272-3.1-0 Leshoure: 105-418-4.0-4
RECEIVING Cobb: 45-500-11.1-6 Johnson: 60-974 (1L)-16.2-2
OFFENSE 349.0 406.1 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE +4 -4
DEFENSE 341.9 329.7
SACKS Matthews: 9 (T2C) Avril: 4.5
INTs Hayward (R): 4 (T3C) 5 tied: 1
PUNTING Masthay: 44.5 Harris: 41.3
KICKING Crosby: 57 (27/27 PAT; 10/15 FG) Hanson: 76 (22/22 PAT; 18/20 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS has 25 TDs & is 1st in NFL history with 25+ pass TDs in team’s 1st 9 games in 2 different seasons. Is 1 of 4 QBs in NFL history with 10+ games with 4+ pass TDs in 3-season span. In 6 starts vs. Det. with 15+ att., is 6-0 with 69.7 comp. pct., 1,830 yards (305 per game), 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 120.2 rating. Packers are 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating…WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB is only player in NFL with 500+ KR (556), 500+ receiving (500), 200+ PR (211) & 50+ rush (96) yards. Has 5 rec. TDs in past 3 & aims for 4th in row with TD. In last meeting, WR JORDY NELSON had career-high 162 yards & tied career-highs with 9 catches & 3 TDs. WR JAMES JONES has TD in 3 of past 4 at Det. WR GREG JENNINGS has 9 TDs in past 10 vs. division…Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS ties for NFL lead with 15 INTs. LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 5 sacks & INT in 5 career meetings. CB CASEY HAYWARD leads all rookies with 4 INTs…LIONSIn last meeting, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for franchise-record 520 yards & tied team record with 5 TDs. Has 3 career games with 5 pass TDs…RB MIKEL LE SHOURE has 3 rush TDs in past 2. RB JOIQUE BELL ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 307 rec. yards…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had career-high 244 yards (11 catches, TD) in last meeting. In 9 career meetings, has 10 rec. TDs. Last week had career-best 12 catches for 207 yards & TD. Has 3 200-yard rec. games in career, tied for 5th most in NFL history. Leads NFL with 974 rec. yards. Since 2011, has 2,655 rec. yards, most in NFL, & his 106.2 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2008, has 47 TD catches, most in NFL. WR TITUS YOUNG had 2 TDs in last meeting. Since 2010,TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among NFL TEs with 196 catches. In last game vs. GB, had 7 catches for career-high 116 yards…CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 5 in NFL with 15+ sacks (15.5) & 6+ FFs (6) since 2011. Had sack & FF in last home meeting. Since 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 17.5 sacks, tied for most by DT. Had sack in last game vs GB.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-8) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (8-1)

SERIES

JAGUARS TEXANS
SERIES LEADER   12-9
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Mularkey: 1-1 Kubiak: 8-5
LAST WEEK L 27-10 vs. Colts W 13-6 at Bears
LAST GAME 9/16/12: Texans 27 at Jaguars 7. Houston RBs Arian Foster (110 rush yards, 1 TD) & Ben Tate (74 rush yards, 2 TDs) set tone as Texans defense limits Jacksonville to 117 total yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/30/11: Texans 24, Jaguars 14. Houston QB Matt Schaub has TD pass & TD run as Foster rushes for 112 yards & TD.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 106 (Jax.), 94 (Hou.). XM: 225 (Hou.). 

STATS

PASSING Gabbert: 160-276-1,638-9-6-76.9 Schaub: 173-275-2,013-13-6-91.7
RUSHING Jennings: 74-221-3.0-1 Foster: 221-872 (1C)-3.9-10 (1L)
RECEIVING Shorts: 29-561-19.3-4 A. Johnson: 46-597-13.0-2
OFFENSE 263.6 354.3
TAKE/GIVE -3 +10 (2C)
DEFENSE 389.1 281.6 (2L)
SACKS 4 tied: 2 Watt: 10.5 (1L)
INTs Cox: 2 Jackson: 4 (T1C)
PUNTING Anger (R): 48.4 Do. Jones: 46.8
KICKING Scobee: 51 (6/7 PAT; 15/16 FG) S. Graham: 74 (29/29 PAT; 15/17 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARSClub has won 2 of past 3 road games against AFC South opponents…In 4 road games in ’12, QB BLAINE GABBERT has passed for 828 yards with 5 TDs versus 0 INTs & 91.2 passer rating…RB RASHAD JENNINGS (882) needs 118 rush yards to reach 1,000 career. Jennings rushed for 108 yards with TD last game at Hou. In past 4 starts (1st of career), WR CECIL SHORTS is averaging 89 receiving yards per game (356 total). Registered 2nd 100-yard receiving game of season last week (105). Averages 19.3 yards per catch in ’12 (29 catches, 561 yards). WR LAURENT ROBINSON had career-high 9 receptions last week. WR MICHEAL SPURLOCKhas 11 catches in past 2 games & posted career-high 6 receptions last week…TE MARCEDES LEWIS ranks 3rd in Jaguars history with 19 career TD catches…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 70 tackles…S DAWAN LANDRY posted 1st INT of season last week…CB AARON ROSS attended Texas…TEXANSClub is 7-3 all-time at home vs. Jaguars. Aim for 1st 9-1 start in team history…Have won 7 of past 9 vs. AFC South…In past 13, QBMATT SCHAUB is 12-1 with 18 TDs vs. 7 INTs & 96.3 rating. Schaub (19,949) needs 51 pass yards to reach 20,000 career…RB ARIAN FOSTER aims for 12th game in row with TD. Since ’10, Foster leads NFL in total TDs (42; 36 rush, 6 rec.), scrim. yards per game (132.2) & rush yards per game (97.7). Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rush yards. In past 4 vs. Jax., Foster has 467 rush yards with 5 rush TDs. Needs 128 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 3rd straight season…WR ANDRE JOHNSON has 90 career rec. vs. Jax., tied for most against any opponent (Ten.). Since entering NFL in ’03, avg. NFL-best in rec. yards per game (78.3) & rec/game (5.7)…Defense allows AFC-low 15.9 pts/game…DE J.J. WATT has 0.5+ sack in 7 of 9 this season. Leads NFL defensive lineman with 10 passes defensed in ’12…LB BROOKS REED has sack in each of his 3 career games against Jax…S DANIEAL MANNING had INT & FF last week…CB KAREEM JACKSON has career-best 4 INTs in ’12.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-5) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-8)

SERIES

BENGALS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 13-13  
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 4-2 Crennel: 2-6
LAST WEEK W 31-13 vs. Giants L 16-13 (OT) at Steelers
LAST GAME 12/27/09: Chiefs 10 at Bengals 17. Cincinnati RB Cedric Benson has 29 carries for 133 yards & QB Carson Palmer throws 2 2nd-half TDs. Bengals defense has 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/14/07: Chiefs 27, Bengals 20. Kansas City TE Tony Gonzalez has 102 receiving yards & 2 TDs as Chiefs build 20-7 halftime lead.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 139 (Cin.), 112 (KC). XM: 231 (KC). 

STATS

PASSING Dalton: 203-315-2,329-18 (T2C)-11-91.1 Cassel: 153-261-1,703-6-12-66.6
RUSHING Green-Ellis: 157-537-3.4-3 Charles: 155-734-4.7-3
RECEIVING Green: 58 (3C)-820 (3C)-14.1-9 (1L) Bowe: 49-626-12.8-3
OFFENSE 346.6 350.0
TAKE/GIVE -2 -20
DEFENSE 353.0 336.6
SACKS Atkins: 7 Houston: 7
INTs Crocker, Newman: 2 Flowers: 2
PUNTING Huber: 46.9 Colquitt: 45.3
KICKING Nugent: 70 (25/25 PAT; 15/17 FG) Succop: 66 (12/12 PAT; 18/21 FG)

NOTES

BENGALSAim for 3rd straight win against Chiefs…QB ANDY DALTON had career-high 4 TD passes last week. Dalton has 8 TDs & 92.3 passer rating on road in ’12. Dalton (18) needs 3 TD passes to surpass rookie total (20) in ’11…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS had 81 rush yards in only meeting vs. Chiefs (w/ NE on 11/21/11)…WR A.J. GREEN has TD catch in 8 consecutive games, tied for 2nd-longest streak in franchise history. Green has career-best 9 TD catches in ’12, incl. 3 for 50+ yards (73, 57, 56). Since ’11, Green has 16 TD receptions, most among AFC WRs. Has 7 catches in each of past 2. Rookie WR MOHAMED SANU posted 1st TD reception of career last week…In past 2, TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has 9 catches for 123 yards with 1 TD…Defense ranks 2nd in AFC with 27 sacks…Since ’11, DT GENO ATKINS has 14.5 sacks…LB REY MAUALUGA leads team with 77 tackles…CB LEON HALL had INT & 4 passes defensed in last game vs. KC. CB NATE CLEMENTS posted 1st INT of season & 36th of career last week…PR-CB ADAM JONES had 68-yard PR last week. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 17 PR avg. in ’12…CHIEFS: QB MATT CASSEL (59) needs TD pass to reach 60 with Chiefs…Club averages 149 rush yards per game, best in AFC…RB JAMAAL CHARLES registered 3rd 100-yard rush game of season & 13th of career last week. Rushed for 102 yards in last game against Bengals. Since ’10, Charles averages 108.1 scrimmage yards per game (2,284 rush; 635 rec.). Charles (4,965) needs 35 scrimmage yards to reach 5,000 career. RB PEYTON HILLIS had 102 rush yards vs. Cin. on 10/3/10 (with Browns)…In past 2 vs. Bengals, WR DWAYNE BOWE has 19 catches for 164 yards. Bowe (39) needs TD catch to become 5th player in club history with 40 career…TE TONY MOEAKI had season-high 68 receiving yards in Week 10…Defense limited Steelers to 249 total yards of offense last week…LB TAMBA HALI has 5 sacks in past 6. LB DERRICK JOHNSON has team-high 78 tackles. LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has career-high 7 sacks in this season.

NEW YORK JETS (3-6) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (3-5-1)

SERIES

JETS RAMS
SERIES LEADER   9-3
STREAKS   7 of past 8
COACHES VS. OPP. Ryan: 0-0 Fisher: 4-5
LAST WEEK L 28-7 at Seahawks T 24-24 (OT) at 49ers
LAST GAME 11/9/08: Rams 3 at Jets 47. New York RB Thomas Jones runs for 149 yards & 3 TDs as Jets jump out to 40-0 first half lead. Jets defense forces 5 turnovers.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/2/05: Rams 32, Jets 29 (OT). St. Louis QB Marc Bulger records 450 passing yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Torry Holt (44, 19). Rams K Jeff Wilkins converts 31-yard FG in OT.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 113 (NYJ), 138 (StL.). XM: 228 (StL.).

STATS

PASSING Sanchez: 153-294-1,860-10-9-70.4 Bradford: 179-288-2,072-10-7-85.3
RUSHING Greene: 154-567-3.7-5 Jackson: 137-504-3.7-2
RECEIVING Kerley: 35-535-15.3-2 Amendola: 43-497-11.6-2
OFFENSE 302.7 332.2
TAKE/GIVE -2 -3
DEFENSE 348.8 342.8
SACKS Thomas: 2.5 Quinn: 8.5
INTs Cromartie: 3 (T3C) Finnegan: 3
PUNTING Malone: 46.7 Hekker (R): 47.7
KICKING Folk: 55 (19/19 PAT; 12/13 FG) Zuerlein (R): 67 (13/13 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

JETSClub has won 3 of past 4 in Nov. against NFC opponents…QB MARK SANCHEZ (11,069) can challenge JOE NAMATH (12,753) for most passing yards in 1st 4 seasons as Jet. Club has 9-2 record when Sanchez has 100+ rating. Since ’11, QB TIM TEBOW leads AFC QBs & ranks 3rd in NFL among QBs with 752 rush yards…For career, RB SHONN GREENE averages 103.3 rush yards per game with 20+ att. Club is 5-0 when Greene has 100+ rush yards. RB JOE MC KNIGHT is averaging 6.6 yards per carry in ’12 (17 att., 113 yards)…WR JEREMY KERLEY is averaging 88.5 receiving yards per game in past 2 on road (177 total)…TE DUSTIN KELLER has 17 receptions for 207 yards with TD in past 3 games. Had 6 receptions for 107 yards (17.8 avg.) with TD in only meeting against Rams…Since ’08, LB CALVIN PACE has 27 sacks, most by Jet during span…LB DAVID HARRISleads team with 71 tackles…DE MIKE DE VITO had sack (1st of season) & FF last week, resulting in 21-yard FR-TD by DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSONRAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD had 275 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs & 104.1 rating last week…RB STEVEN JACKSON had rush TD in only meeting. Since 2006, has NFL-best 10,496 scrimmage yards. Is only player since 2006 with 7,500+ rush yards (7,878) & 2,500+ rec. yards (2,618). Rookie RB DARYL RICHARDSON is 3rd among NFC rookie RBs with 393 rush yards…WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 11 catches for 102 yards last week, 2nd game this season with 10+ catches & 100+ yards. Rookie WR BRIAN QUICKhad 1st career TD last week (36 yards). WR AUSTIN PETTIS has TD in 2 of past 3. Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS aims for his 6th game in row with 50+ yard catch. Is 1st rookie in SB era with 50+ yard catch in 5 consecutive games…DE ROBERT QUINN has 8.5 sacks in past 9. Has 6 sacks in past 4 at Edward Jones Dome & has sack in all 4. DE CHRIS LONG has 5 sacks in past 7. Has 14 sacks in past 17 at Edward Jones Dome. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is 1 of 2 NFC players (PATRICK WILLIS) with 8+ sacks (8.5) & 5+ INTs (5) since 2009…Rookie P JOHNNY HEKKER completed 2 passes last week, 1st NFL P with 2 comp. in game since 2004.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-6) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (3-6)

SERIES

EAGLES REDSKINS
SERIES LEADER   78-70-5
STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Reid: 17-9 Shanahan: 3-5
LAST WEEK L 38-23 vs. Cowboys Bye (Wk. 9: L 21-13 vs. Panthers)
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Redskins 10 at Eagles 34. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick passes for 335 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 in 4th quarter (62, 4). RB Dion Lewis adds TD run for Eagles.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/11: Eagles 20, Redskins 13. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes for 126 yards & 1 TD as Eagles race to 20-0 lead & thwart late Redskins comeback attempt.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (Phi.), 134 (Was.). XM: 230 (Was.). 

STATS

PASSING Vick: 185-316-2,165-11-9-79.2 OR

Foles (R): 22-32-219-1-1-85.3

Griffin III (R): 172-262-1,993-8-3-93.9
RUSHING McCoy: 162-705-4.4-2 Morris (R): 164-793-4.8-5
RECEIVING Jackson: 42-686-16.3-2 Morgan: 29-309-10.7-0
OFFENSE 373.3 381.8
TAKE/GIVE -11 +7
DEFENSE 338.0 397.9
SACKS Babin: 3.5 Kerrigan: 4.5
INTs Rodgers-Cromartie: 3 Hall, R. Jackson: 2
PUNTING McBriar: 48.8 (3C) Rocca: 43.7
KICKING Henery: 60 (15/16 PAT; 15/16 FG) Forbath: 32 (8/9 PAT; 8/8 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES: QB MICHAEL VICK is 3-0 in past 3 vs. Was. with 112 rating. In 11/15/10 game vs. Was., passed for 333 yards, 4 TDs, 0 INTs with 150.7 rating & rushed for 80 yards with 2 TDs. QB NICK FOLES made NFL debut last week & passed for 219 yards & TD…RB LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 126 yards & TD in last meeting. In past 3 vs. Was., has 407 scrimmage yards (135.7 per game; 233 rush, 174 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.)…WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 6 career 70+ yard TDs (4 rec., 2 PR), 2nd most in team history (TIMMY BROWN, 9). Incl. playoffs, Jackson has 32 TDs (25 rec., 4 PR, 3 rush) & avg. 45.5 yards per TD (1,457 yards). In career vs. Was., has 6 TDs (4 rec., 1 PR, 1 rush) & avg. 62.8 yards per TD (377 yards). WR JEREMY MACLIN aims for 4th in row vs. Was. with 100+ yards or TD. TE BRENT CELEK aims for 3rd meeting in row with TD…DE TRENT COLE has 5 sacks in past 6 meetings. Since 2007, has 56.5 sacks, 4th most in NFL. Rookie DT FLETCHER COX had 2nd career sack last week…REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III leads NFL rookies with 65.6 comp. pct. & 93.9 rating. Among QBs with 200+ att., his 3 INTs are tied for fewest in NFL with TOM BRADY. Is 1st among QBs with 529 rush yards & 6 TDs. Griffin in 1st QB in NFL history with 1,900+ pass (1,993) & 500+ rush (529) yards in 1st 9 games…RB ALFRED MORRIS is 2nd among rookies with 793 rush yards. Griffin & Morris are 1st rookie QB-RB duo to each rush for 500+ yards. Morris has 75+ rush yards in 7 of 1st 9 NFL games, incl. 100+ yards in 3 of past 6…WR SANTANA MOSS aims for 7th division game in row with 20+ yard catch. Has 4 TDs in past 5. WR JOSHUA MORGAN has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. Phi. TE LOGAN PAULSEN aims for 4th in row with 4+ catches. Has 13 catches in past 3; entered 2012 with 13 career catches…CB DE ANGELO HALL has 3 INTs in career vs. Phi. Since 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only NFL player with 10+ sacks (12) & 2+ INT-TDs (2).

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (4-5) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-6)

SERIES

SAINTS RAIDERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 5-5-1  
STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Vitt: 0-0 Allen: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 31-27 vs. Falcons L 55-20 at Ravens
LAST GAME 10/12/08: Raiders 3 at Saints 34. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 26 of 30 passes for 320 yards & 3 TDs. Saints RB Reggie Bush adds TD catch & TD run.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/24/04: Saints 31, Raiders 26.  Fumbled KO allows New Orleans to score 10 pts in 11 seconds to snap 3-game losing streak.  Saints QB Aaron Brooks throws for 282 yards & TD.
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM PT): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 92 (NO), 85 (Oak.). XM: 229 (Oak.).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 230-374-2,847 (1L)-25 (T1L)-9-97.3 Palmer: 230-375-2,723 (1C)-15-9-86.8
RUSHING P. Thomas: 69-311-4.5-1 McFadden: 139-455-3.3-2
RECEIVING Colston: 47-652-13.9-7 (T2C) Myers (TE): 44-499-11.3-2
OFFENSE 392.3 (2C) 365.6
TAKE/GIVE 0 -3
DEFENSE 469.3 374.9
SACKS Jordan: 6 Seymour: 3
INTs Robinson: 2 Huff: 2
PUNTING Morstead: 51.0 (1C) Lechler: 48.7 (3C)
KICKING Hartley: 55 (31/31 PAT; 8/11 FG) Janikowski: 79 (T2C) (16/16 PAT; 21/22 FG)

NOTES

SAINTSIn past 6 vs. Oak., QB DREW BREES is 6-0 & has completed 112 of 159 passes (70.4 pct.) for 1,248 yards with 13 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.7 rating. Has TD pass in NFL-record 52 games in row. Brees has 20+ comp. in 45 consecutive games, longest streak in NFL history…RB CHRIS IVORY had 56-yard rush TD last week. In his past 3 games played, has 3 rush TDs (56, 35 & 22 yards). RB PIERRE THOMAS is only player in franchise history with 2,500+ rush (2,812), 1,500+ rec. (1,540) & 1,500+ KR (1,884) yards…TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 7 catches for 146 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has TD catch in 9 of past 11. Since 2010, Graham leads NFC TEs with 23 TDs. Has 8 TDs in past 8 vs. AFC. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 55 career TDs & needs 1 to pass DEUCE MC ALLISTER for most by Saint. Has 7 TDs in past 6. Has 7 TDs in past 5 vs. AFC & 12 TDs in past 12 vs. AFC. WR LANCE MOORE had 7 catches for 97 yards in last meeting… Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB. DE CAM JORDAN has 5 sacks in past 5. DE WILL SMITH has 5 sacks in past 6 vs. AFC. LB CURTIS LOFTON leads team with 81 tackles…RAIDERSIn 2 career games vs. Saints, QB CARSON PALMER has passed for 524 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 114.5 passer rating. Palmer is averaging 360.7 passing yards per game in past 3 at home vs. NFC. Palmer (2,723) needs 277 passing yards to reach 3,000 for 6th time in career. Aims for 3rd straight game with 300+ passing yards (414, 368)…Raiders are 9-2 (.818) when RB DARREN MC FADDEN has 100+ rush yards. FB MARCEL REECE totaled 104 scrimmage yards last week (48 rushing, 56 receiving). Has 15 catches in past 2 games…In past 4, WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY is averaging 18.2 yards per catch (15 receptions, 273 yards). WR DENARIUS MOORE has TD catch in 4 of past 5 & 90+ receiving yards in 2 of past 3. Moore has 9 catches for 170 yards (18.9 avg.) with TD in last 2 vs. NFC…TE BRANDON MYERS has career-best in catches (44), receiving yards (499) & TDs (2) in ’12…S MICHAEL HUFF recorded 2nd INT of season last week.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-5) AT DENVER BRONCOS (6-3)

SERIES

CHARGERS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER   56-48-1
STREAKS 4 of past 6 Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Turner: 8-9 Fox: 3-2
LAST WEEK L 34-24 at Buccaneers W 36-14 at Panthers
LAST GAME 10/15/12: Broncos 35 at Chargers 24. Denver QB Peyton Manning engineers comeback from 24-0 deficit, passing for 309 yards & 3 TDs for 129 passer rating.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/11: Chargers 29, Broncos 24. San Diego’s Nick Novak kicks 5 FGs (24, 32, 28, 51, 35) & WR Malcom Floyd catches 42-yard TD pass from QB Philip Rivers in divisional win.
BROADCAST CBS (2:25 PM MT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 128 (SD), 93 (Den.). XM: 226  (Den.). 

STATS

PASSING Rivers: 204-300-2,203-15-12-89.3 Manning: 230-330-2,705 (2C)-21 (1C)-6-108.0 (1L)
RUSHING Mathews: 112-475-4.2-1 McGahee: 160-676-4.2-4
RECEIVING Floyd: 39-572-14.7-3 D. Thomas: 54-891 (2C)-16.5-4
OFFENSE 334.6 395.1 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE -2 -4
DEFENSE 317.0 316.8
SACKS Phillips: 5 Miller: 10 (2L)
INTs 3 tied: 2 3 tied: 2
PUNTING Scifres: 48.7 (2C) Colquitt: 47.0
KICKING Novak: 44 (17/17 PAT; 9/10 FG) Prater: 67 (31/31 PAT; 12/13 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERSSeek 4th consecutive win at Den…For career, QB PHILIP RIVERS is 5-1 at Den. with 9 TDs & 102.5 passer rating. Rivers posted 28th career 300-yard passing game last week. Aims for 3rd straight game with 100+ passer rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS has rushed for 100+ yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. Broncos (120, 125, 137). RB RONNIE BROWN is tied for 2nd among NFL RBs with 35 catches in ’12…TE ANTONIO GATES (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most rec TDs in team history. Aims for 3rd straight game with TD rec. Had 2 TD catches in last game vs. Den. In past 2 at Den., WR MALCOM FLOYD has 5 receptions for 157 yards (31.4 avg.) with TD. WR DANARIO ALEXANDER had career-best 134 receiving yards last week, incl. 80-yard TD catch…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (65) has 3rd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5;LEE WILLIAMS, 65.5)…CB QUENTIN JAMMER had 80-yard INT-return TD in last meeting vs. Den…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE has 9 INTs, best in AFC…BRONCOSClub aims for 5th consecutive win. Overcame 24-0 deficit & became 1st team in NFL history to win by 10+ points after trailing by at least 24 in last game vs. SD. Totaled 115 points in 4th quarter of games in ’12, 2nd-most in NFL…In 4 home games in 2012, QBPEYTON MANNING has 1,226 passing yards with 10 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 115.3 passer rating. Registered 69th career game with 300+ passing yards last week, most in NFL history…RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 100+ rush yards in 2 of past 3 vs. SD (125, 117)…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 100+ receiving yards in 3 of 4 home games in ’12 (110, 103, 137). WR ERIC DECKER has 7 TD rec. in past 6 games. WR BRANDON STOKLEY posted 4th TD catch of season last week…Since entering NFL in ’11, LB VON MILLER has 21.5 sacks, most in AFC. Has 4 sacks in past 2 games…CB CHRIS HARRIS had 2 INTs, incl. 46-yard INT-return TD in last game vs. SD. CB TONY CARTER had 40-yard INT-return TD last week. Had INT & FR in last game against Chargers…KR TRINDON HOLLIDAY had 76-yard PR-TD last week.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-3) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (6-3)

SERIES

COLTS PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER   44-28
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Arians: 0-0 Belichick: 12-8
LAST WEEK W 27-10 at Jaguars W 37-31 vs. Bills
LAST GAME 12/4/11: Colts 24 at Patriots 31. New England TE Rob Gronkowski has 2 TD catches (11, 21) & rushes for another as Patriots build 31-3 lead en route to 9th win of season
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/4/11
BROADCAST CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 134 (Ind.), 86 (NE). XM: 228 (NE). 

 

STATS

PASSING Luck (R): 208-362-2,631-10-9-79.1 Brady: 232-358-2,645 (3C)-18 (T2C)-3-100.1 (2C)
RUSHING D. Brown: 88-361-4.1-1 Ridley: 172-814 (3C)-4.7-6 (3C)
RECEIVING Wayne: 69 (1L)-931 (1C)-13.5-3 Welker: 66 (T3L)-810-12.3-2
OFFENSE 387.3 (3C) 430.3 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE -9 +16 (1L)
DEFENSE 350.6 (3C) 382.1
SACKS Mathis: 6 Jones (R): 6
INTs Butler: 2 McCourty, Wilson (R): 3 (T3C)
PUNTING McAfee: 47.8 Mesko: 41.6
KICKING Vinatieri: 70 (16/16 PAT; 18/24 FG) Gostkowski: 93 (1C) (33/33 PAT; 20/23 FG)

NOTES

COLTS & PATRIOTS meet for 10th consecutive season…COLTSSeek 5th consecutive win…QB ANDREW LUCK has 4 300-yard passing games, tied with PEYTON MANNING (1998) for most by rookie all-time. Has highest winning pct. (.667) through Week 10 by rookie QB who was No. 1 overall pick in SB era (min. 3 starts). Luck’s 2,631 passing yards are most through 9 games among rookie QBs in NFL history. Leads AFC QBs in rush yards (159) & rush TDs (5)…RB DONALD BROWN had rush TD in last game vs. NE…WR REGGIE WAYNE (931) needs 69 receiving yards to reach 1,000 for 8th time. Wayne (12,639) needs 83 rec. yards to surpass HOFer ART MONK for 15th-most in NFL annals. In past 2, WR DONNIE AVERY has 9 catches for 173 yards (19.2 avg.), incl. 2 receptions of 40+ yards (48, 44)…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 10 career sacks vs. Jax. LB ROBERT MATHIShas 6 sacks in 5 games in ’12. LB JERRY HUGHES has 3 sacks in past 3 road games…CB DARIUS BUTLER had 2 INTs, incl. 11-yard INT-return TD & FR last week. Was selected in 2nd round of ’09 NFL Draft by Patriots & spent 2 seasons with NE (2009-10)…PATRIOTSAverage NFL-best in points per game (33.2) & yards per game (430.3). Since 2000 (incl. postseason), Patriots are 7-2 at home vs. Colts…Incl. postseason, QB TOM BRADYhas 9-4 career record vs. Colts w/ 24 TDs & 96.4 rating. Has thrown TD pass in 41 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady (18) needs 2 TD passes to reach 20 for 10th time in career. In past 4 in Nov., Brady is 4-0 & has 10 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 114.4 rating…RB STEVAN RIDLEY ranks 3rd in AFC with 814 rush yards. In past 2, Ridley is averaging 112.5 rush yards per game. RB DANNY WOODHEAD had rush TD & TD catch last week.WR WES WELKER had 11 catches for 110 yards in last game vs. Ind. Has 6+ catches in 7 consecutive games…TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 5 TD catches in past 3. Had 2 TD rec. in last game vs. Colts…Rookie DE CHANDLER JONES leads AFC rookies with 6 sacks…DT VINCE WILFORK had sack & FF last week…DB TAVON WILSON has 3 INTs, most among AFC rookies…DB DEVIN MC COURTY posted 3rd INT of season last week.

SUNDAY NIGHT

BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-2) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-3)

SERIES

RAVENS STEELERS
SERIES LEADER   18-14
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 4-6 Tomlin: 7-5
LAST WEEK W 55-20 vs. Raiders W 16-13 (OT) vs. Chiefs
LAST GAME 11/6/11: Ravens 23 at Steelers 20. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco throws for 300 yards & completes 26-yard TD pass to rookie WR Torrey Smith with 8 seconds remaining. 
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/6/11
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Rod Woodson (Field reporter).SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Bal.), 93 (Pit.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Bal.), 226 (Pit.).

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 186-309-2,331-13-7-88.3 Roethlisberger: 209-316-2,287-17-4-100.0 (3C) OR

Leftwich: 7-14-73-0-0-65.5

RUSHING Rice: 144-657-4.6-7 (T2L) Dwyer: 77-355-4.6-0
RECEIVING Boldin: 40-548-13.7-1 Miller (TE): 43-431-10.0-6
OFFENSE 354.1 354.1
TAKE/GIVE +9 (3C) 0
DEFENSE 390.2 265.7 (1L)
SACKS Ellerbe, Kruger: 3.5 3 tied: 3
INTs Ca. Williams: 4 (T1C) Timmons: 2
PUNTING Koch: 47.3 Butler (R): 43.3
KICKING Tucker (R): 78 (27/27 PAT; 17/18 FG) Suisham: 79 (T2C) (19/19 PAT; 20/21 FG)

NOTES

RAVENSClub has won 11 straight vs. AFC North. Ravens have won 7 of past 8 in Nov. Aim for 3rd straight win at Pit…In past 6 vs. Steelers, QB JOE FLACCO has 1,501 passing yards with 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 92.3 passer rating. Club has won 16 consecutive games when Flacco has 100+ rating…RB RAY RICE (5,034) joined JAMAL LEWIS (7,801) last week as only players in club history to reach 5,000 rush yards. Has 2 career games with 100+ rush yards vs. Pit. (141 on 12/27/09; 107 on 9/11/11)…Ravens are 9-1 when WR TORREY SMITH has TD reception. Tied season-high with 2 TD catches last week. Had 5 catches for 71 yards w/TD in last game at Pit. For career, WR ANQUAN BOLDIN averages 93.2 rec. yards per game vs. Pit. (466 total in 5 games)…LB TERRELL SUGGS has 13.5 career sacks vs. Pit. LB PAUL KRUGER tied career-best with 2 sacks last week & recorded INT…KR-WR JACOBY JONES became 1st player in NFL history with 2 career 105+ yard KR-TDs last week…STEELERSClub has won 11 of past 13 vs. AFC North. Tied for NFL-best with 49.6 pct. 3rd-down conversion rate…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 5-2 as starter at home vs. Bal. w/ 13 TDs & 92.1 rating. QB BYRON LEFTWICH made last career start with TB on 9/27/09. Leftwich is 1-1 as starter vs. Ravens. RB JONATHAN DWYER is averaging 95 rush yards per game in past 3 (285 total)…WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD reception. WR ANTONIO BROWN had 5 catches for 109 yards (21.8 avg.) in last meeting vs. Ravens…TE HEATH MILLER has 6 TD rec. in ’12, tied for 3rd-most among NFL TEs…DE BRETT KEISEL tied career-best with 2 sacks last week…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 9.5 sacks in 11 career games vs. Ravens (incl. postseason).LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS registered INT in OT last week, resulting in game-winning FG by K SHAUN SUISHAM.

MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 19, 2012

CHICAGO BEARS (7-2) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (6-2-1)

SERIES

BEARS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER 29-28-1  
STREAKS 4 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 3-1 Harbaugh: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 13-6 vs. Texans T 24-24 (OT) vs. Rams
LAST GAME 11/12/09: Bears 6 at 49ers 10. San Francisco RB Frank Gore scores game’s only TD & rushes for 104 yards as 49ers defense records 5 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/12/09
BROADCAST ESPN (5:30 PM PT): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Wayne Larrivee, Dan Fouts, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Chi.), 93 (SF). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Chi.), 226 (SF). 

STATS

PASSING Cutler: 151-255-1,814-12-10-80.4 OR

Campbell: 12-20-94-0-0-71.7

Ale. Smith: 152-217-1,731-13-5-104.1 (3L) OR

Kaepernick: 16-26-206-0-0-86.4

RUSHING Forté: 123-578-4.7-3 Gore: 140-753-5.4-5
RECEIVING Marshall: 67 (1C)-904 (3L)-13.5-7 (T2C) Crabtree: 44-510-11.6-4
OFFENSE 316.8 365.9
TAKE/GIVE +14 (1C) +4
DEFENSE 307.3 (3C) 292.1 (1C)
SACKS Peppers: 6 Ald. Smith: 9.5 (1C)
INTs Jennings: 8 (1L) Culliver, Goldson: 2
PUNTING Podlesh: 41.7 Lee: 46.7
KICKING Gould: 80 (26/26 PAT; 18/21 FG) Akers: 69 (24/24 PAT; 15/21 FG)

NOTES

BEARSSince joining Chi. in 2009, QB JAY CUTLER is 6-1 on MNF with 100.6 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 26-0. QB JASON CAMPBELL has started 70 games in career…RB MATT FORTÉhad 161 scrimmage yards in last meeting, incl. 8 catches for 120 yards…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 51 catches for 690 yards (115 per game) & 6 TDs in past 6…Defense has 7 INT-TDs, tied for 3rd most in season in NFL history. CB CHARLES TILLMAN leads NFL with 7 FFs & is tied for NFL lead with LB LANCE BRIGGS with 2 INT-TDs. In past 2 on MNF, Tillman has 2 FFs & 25-yard INT-TD & Briggs has 2 FFs & 74-yard INT-TD. Since entering NFL in 2003, Tillman has 35 FFs, most by DB. Is only player with 30+ INTs (32) & 30+ FFs in that span. CB TIM JENNINGS leads NFL with 8 INTs, incl. 3 games with 2 INTs. DE JULIUS PEPPERS had 2 sacks in only game at SF (11/14/04 with Car.)…49ERSHead coach JIM HARBAUGH was QB for Chi. from 1987-93…QB ALEX SMITH has 4 TDs, 0 INTs & 123.7 rating in past 2 MNF starts. In career, SF is 14-0 when he starts & has 100+ rating (min. 15 att.). QB COLIN KAEPERNICK had career-high 117 pass & 66 rush yards (1 TD) last week…RB FRANK GORE aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 100+ rush yards. Is only player since 2006 with 10,000+ scrimmage yards (10,175) & 50+ TDs (54)…WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 3 TDs in past 2. Has 4 TDs in 5 career Monday games. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS leads NFC TEs with 34 TDs. WR RANDY MOSS has 86 rec. vs. Chi., his most vs. opp…49ers lead NFL allowing 14.1 points per game (127 points). Incl. playoffs, LB ALDON SMITH has 25.5 sacks in past 24, incl. 2 sacks last week. Since 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only NFC player with 15+ sacks (17) & 6+ INTs (6). LB NA VORRO BOWMAN has sack in 2 of past 3.

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