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HOUSTON TEXANS (9-1) AT DETROIT LIONS (4-6)

SERIES

  TEXANS LIONS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 1-1  
STREAKS Series tied, 1-1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 1-0 Schwartz: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 43-37 (OT) vs. Jaguars L 24-20 vs. Packers
LAST GAME 10/19/08: Lions 21 at Texans 28. Houston races to 21-0 lead as RBs Ahman Green & Steve Slaton each record rushing TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/19/04: Lions 28, Texans 16. Detroit QB Joey Harrington connects with WR Roy Williams for 2 TDs (31, 14). Lions WR-KR Eddie Drummond registers 99-yard KR-TD. 
BROADCAST CBS (12:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Hou.), 86 (Det.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Hou.), 226 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 216-330-2,540-18-8-96.8 Stafford: 265-427-2,988 (3C)-12-10-82.6
RUSHING Foster: 249-949 (1C)-3.8-10 (1L) Leshoure: 124-502-4.0-5
RECEIVING A. Johnson: 60-870-14.5-3 Johnson: 65 (3C)-1,117 (1L)-17.2-3
OFFENSE 382.9 401.7 (1C)
TAKE/GIVE +8 (3C) -7
DEFENSE 299.2 (2C) 328.1
SACKS Watt: 11.5 Avril: 5.5
INTs Jackson: 4 (T1C) 6 tied: 1
PUNTING Do. Jones: 46.2 Harris: 41.1
KICKING S. Graham: 87 (2C) (33/33 PAT; 18/22 FG) Hanson: 84 (24/24 PAT; 20/22 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS: Aim for 1st 10-1 start in team history. Are 4-0 on road…QB MATT SCHAUB passed for 527 yards last week, tied for 2nd-most in game in NFL history (WARREN MOON, 12/16/90). In past 14, Schaub is 13-1 with 23 TDs vs. 9 INTs & 99.7 rating. In only career start vs. Det., had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 124.1 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER (949) needs 51 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 3rd straight season…WR ANDRE JOHNSON posted career-best 273 receiving yards last week & has 8 career games with at least 10 rec. & 150 receiving yards, 3rd-most behind JERRY RICE (10) & TIM BROWN (9). Needs 130 rec. yards to record 6th 1,000-yard season. Had 11 rec. for 141 yards in last game vs. Det. Rookie WR-KR KESHAWN MARTIN posted 1st TD catch of career last week & had 2 returns of 50+ yards (71-yard PR; 54-yard KR). Attended Mich. St…TE GARRETT GRAHAM had career-high 2 TDs last week…DE J.J. WATT has 6 sacks in past 5 on road. Leads NFL DL with 11 PD…LIONSPlay 73rd game on Thanksgiving…In past 2 seasons, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD is 5-1 vs. AFC with 1,888 yards (314.7 per game), 15 TDs vs. 1 INT & 112.1 rating. When he has 105+ rating, Lions are 10-0…RB MIKEL LESHOURE has 4 rush TDs in past 3…WR CALVIN JOHNSON has TD in 4 of 5 Thanksgiving games. In past 3, has 24 catches for 479 yards (159.7 per game) & 2 TDs. Has 3 200-yard rec. games in career, tied for 5th most in NFL history. In past 6 vs. AFC, has 39 catches for 763 yards (127.2 per game) & 7 TDs. Aims for 6th in row vs. AFC with 100+ rec. yards. Leads NFL with 1,117 rec. yards. Since 2011, has 2,798 rec. yards, most in NFL, & his 107.6 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2008, has 48 rec. TD, most in NFL. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among NFL TEs with 200 rec…DE CLIFF AVRIL is 1 of 4 in NFC with 15+ sacks (16.5) & 6+ FFs (6) since 2011. Had sack & FF in last Thanksgiving game. DT NICK FAIRLEY has 3 sacks in past 2 games.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-6) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (5-5)

SERIES

  REDSKINS COWBOYS
SERIES LEADER   62-38-2
STREAKS   6 of past 7
COACHES VS. OPP. Shanahan: 4-4 Garrett: 3-0
LAST WEEK W 31-6 vs. Eagles W 23-20 (OT) vs. Browns
LAST GAME 11/20/11: Cowboys 27 at Redskins 24 (OT). Dallas QB Tony Romo throws 4th-quarter TD passes to WR Laurent Robinson (7) & TE Jason Witten (59).
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/26/11: Cowboys 18, Redskins 16. Dallas rookie K Dan Bailey converts 6 FGs, including game-winning 47-yarder with 1:47 remaining, tying rookie record for most in single game.
BROADCAST FOX (3:15 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Was.), 86 (Dal.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Was.), 226 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING Griffin III (R): 186-277-2,193-12-3-101.0 (3C) Romo: 265-394-2,916-13-13-86.2
RUSHING Morris (R): 184-869-4.7-5 Murray: 75-330-4.4-1
RECEIVING Morgan: 32-334-10.4-0 Witten (TE): 73 (1C)-636-8.7-1
OFFENSE 379.7 367.4
TAKE/GIVE +10 (3C) -9
DEFENSE 383.8 318.0
SACKS Kerrigan: 5.5 Ware: 10 (2C)
INTs Hall: 3 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Rocca: 43.9 Moorman: 43.8
KICKING Forbath: 39 (12/13 PAT; 9/9 FG) Bailey: 77 (20/20 PAT; 19/21 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS: Play 1st Thanksgiving game since 2002…QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III had career-high 4 pass TDs last week. Completed 14 of 15 (93.3 pct.), highest comp. pct. by QB with 4+ pass TDs since HOFer STEVE YOUNG (1994). Griffin is 1st QB in NFL history with 3+ TD passes of 60+ yards & rush TD of 60+ yards in season…RB ALFRED MORRIS is 2nd among rookies with 869 rush yards. Griffin (613) & Morris are 1st rookie QB-RB duo to each rush for 500+ yards. Morris has 75+ rush yards in 8 of 1st 10 NFL games…WR SANTANA MOSS had 61-yard TD last week. Has 4 TDs in past 4.

WR ALDRICK ROBINSON had career-long 49-yard TD catch last week…In last game vs. Dal., LB LONDON FLETCHER had 16 tackles, sack & FF. CB DE ANGELO HALL had 11 tackles in last meeting. Since 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only NFL player with 10+ sacks (13) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). Had sack in last game vs. Dal…COWBOYSAre 28-15-1 on Thanksgiving, including 5-1 in past 6…QB TONY ROMO is 6-0 as starter on Thurs. (5-0 on Thanksgiving), completing 124 of 184 (67.4 pct.) for 1,676 yards with 18 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 117.5 rating. Is 21-3 (.875) in career during Nov. with 110.5 rating. Is 5-1 in past 6 vs. Was…RB FELIX JONES aims for 3rd in row with TD. 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 65 catches (9.3 per game) in past 7. Since 2007, has 517 catches, most by NFL TE. WR DEZ BRYANT had career-high 145 yards (12 catches, TD) last week. WR MILES AUSTIN aims for 3rd in row vs. Was. with TD. Bryant (735), Austin (727) & Witten (636) can be 1st Cowboys trio with 1,000+ rec. yards in season…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 5 sacks in past 4 vs. Was. Has 35.5 sacks in past 29. Since 2006, has 101.5 sacks, most in NFL. Has 10 sacks for 7th consecutive season, tying HOFers LAWRENCE TAYLORBRUCE SMITH for 3rd-longest streak. Has 5 sacks in past 4 on Thanksgiving.

THURSDAY NIGHT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-3) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-6)

SERIES

  PATRIOTS JETS
SERIES LEADER 52-51-1  
STREAKS 15 of past 19  
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 19-10 Ryan: 3-5
LAST WEEK W 59-24 vs. Colts W 27-13 at Rams
LAST GAME 10/21/12: Jets 26 at Patriots 29 (OT). New England QB Tom Brady passes for 259 yards & 2 TDs, both to TE Rob Gronkowski (17, 2). Pats’ Stephen Gostkowski kicks 48-yard FG in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11: Patriots 37, Jets 16. Brady throws 3 TDs, including 2 to Gronkowski. New England LB Rob Ninkovich seals win with 12-yard INT-TD return in 4th quarter.
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (NE), 86 (NYJ). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (NE), 226 (NYJ). 

STATS

PASSING Brady: 256-393-2,976 (2C)-21 (2C)-3-102.5 (2C) Sanchez: 168-314-2,038-11-9-73.4
RUSHING Ridley: 185-842 (3C)-4.6-7 (T2L) Greene: 172-631-3.7-5
RECEIVING Welker: 73 (2L)-890-12.2-2 Kerley: 38-578-15.2-2
OFFENSE 431.9 (1L) 301.3
TAKE/GIVE +20 (1L) +1
DEFENSE 388.7 342.0
SACKS Jones (R), Ninkovich: 6 Thomas: 2.5
INTs Wilson (R): 4 (T1C) Cromartie: 3
PUNTING Mesko: 42.5 Malone: 46.5
KICKING Gostkowski: 104 (1C) (41/41 PAT; 21/25 FG) Folk: 64 (22/22 PAT; 14/17 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTSHave won past 2 on Thanksgiving. Club is 9-3 at NYJ under BILL BELICHICK…Average NFL-best in points per game (35.8) & yards per game (431.9)…Incl. postseason, QB TOM BRADY has 17-5 career record (.773) vs. Jets with 32 TDs vs. 11 INTs & 93.2 rating. Has thrown TD pass in 42 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Brady (51) needs 300-yard passing game to surpass HOFer DAN FOUTS (51) & tie KURT WARNER (52) for 5th-most in NFL history. In past 4 (all wins), has 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 111.3 rating. In last game on Thanksgiving, passed for 341 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 158.3 rating…RB STEVAN RIDLEY aims for 4th straight game with rush TD. RB DANNY WOODHEAD had career-best 104 rec. yards vs. NYJ on 12/6/10. WR WES WELKER has 6+ catches in 8 consecutive games…TE AARON HERNANDEZ has 10 rec. for 142 yards in 2 games at NYJ…Rookie S TAVON WILSON is tied for AFC-best with 4 INTs…CB AQIB TALIB had 59-yard INT-return TD in NE debut…DB-KR DEVIN MC COURTY had 104-yard KR-TD in last meeting vs. NYJ…JETS: QB MARK SANCHEZ completed season-best 15 of 20 passes last week (75 pct.). Registered 118.3 passer rating in win vs. Rams & club has 10-2 record (.833) when Sanchez has 100+ rating…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. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NE. RB BILAL POWELL had career-best 2 rush TDs last week…WR JEREMY KERLEY had career-best in catches (7) & receiving yards (120) in last game vs. NE…TE DUSTIN KELLER has 445 receiving yards vs. Patriots, most vs. any opponent…LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 75 tackles. Harris posted 8 tackles & sack in last game vs. NE…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE has 3 career INTs vs. NE (incl. postseason).

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-4) AT CHICAGO BEARS (7-3)

SERIES

  VIKINGS BEARS
SERIES LEADER 52-47-2  
STREAKS   Past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Frazier: 0-3 Smith: 10-6
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk 10: W 34-24 vs. Lions) L 32-7 at 49ers
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Bears 17 at Vikings 13. Chicago defense forces 3 INTs, including CB Charles Tillman’s 22-yard INT-TD return. Bears WR Roy Williams adds 22-yard TD rec.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/11: Bears 39, Vikings 10. Chicago opens 26-3 halftime lead en route to victory. Bears WR-KR Devin Hester records 48-yard TD reception & 98-yard KR-TD.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (Min.), 86 (Chi.). XM: 230 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING Ponder: 206-316-2,027-12-8-85.2 Cutler: 151-255-1,814-12-10-80.4 OR

Campbell: 26-42-201-1-2-61.7

RUSHING Peterson: 195-1,128 (1L)-5.8-7 (T1C) Forté: 144-641-4.5-3
RECEIVING Harvin: 62-677-10.9-3 Marshall: 69 (2C)-925 (3C)-13.4-8 (T1C)
OFFENSE 340.9 299.4
TAKE/GIVE -4 +12 (1C)
DEFENSE 340.7 312.1 (3C)
SACKS Allen: 7 Peppers: 6
INTs Winfield: 2 Jennings: 8 (1L)
PUNTING Kluwe: 44.6 Podlesh: 42.2
KICKING Walsh (R): 90 (3C) (21/21 PAT; 23/24 FG) Gould: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/21 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER made NFL debut vs. Chi. (10/16/11). In last game, had 114.2 rating…RB ADRIAN PETERSON has rushed for 629 yards (157.3 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ yards. Has 11 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 7,880 rush yards & 71 rush TDs. In 8 career meetings, has 823 rush yards (102.9 per game) & 12 TDs…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN& HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history w/ 20+ scrim. TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history w/ rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 seasons in row. RookieWR JARIUS WRIGHT made NFL debut in last game & had 3 catches for 65 yards & TD…DE JARED ALLEN has 13 sacks in 8 meetings, incl. 3.5 in last game vs. Chi. Has 39 sacks in past 35. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 112 sacks…BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER is 5-1 vs. Min. with 100.8 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 26-0. QB JASON CAMPBELL has had 100+ rating in game 17 times in career…RB MATT FORTÉ had 123 scrimmage yards in last meeting…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 53 catches for 711 yards (101.6 per game) & 7 TDs in past 7…Bears have allowed 165 points (16.5 per game), 3rd lowest in NFL. Defense has 7 INT-TDs, tied for 3rd most in season in NFL history. CB CHARLES TILLMAN had 22-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Leads NFL with 7 FFs & is tied for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. LB LANCE BRIGGS also ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. 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. Had INT in last meeting & has INT in 3 of past 5 vs. division. DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 8 sacks in past 7 vs. Min.

OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-7) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-5)

SERIES

  RAIDERS BENGALS
SERIES LEADER 18-8  
STREAKS 7 of past 10  
COACHES VS. OPP. Allen: 0-0 Lewis: 1-2
LAST WEEK L 38-17 vs. Saints W 28-6 at Chiefs
LAST GAME 11/22/09: Bengals 17 at Raiders 20. Oakland overcomes 14-point deficit as QB Bruce Gradkowski throws 2 TDs & K Sebastian Janikowski converts 33-yard game-winning FG.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/10/06: Bengals 27, Raiders 10. Cincinnati QB Carson Palmer passes for 297 yards & 2 TDs as Bengals win 4th consecutive game & outgain Oakland 439-223 in total yards.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 113 (Oak.), 91 (Cin.). XM: 228 (Cin.).

STATS

PASSING Palmer: 252-415-3,035 (1C)-17-11-85.8 Dalton: 221-344-2,559-20 (3C)-11-92.7
RUSHING McFadden: 139-455-3.3-2 Green-Ellis: 182-638-3.5-4
RECEIVING Myers (TE): 50-554-11.1-3 Green: 64 (3C)-911 (3C)-14.2-10 (T1L)
OFFENSE 369.4 352.8
TAKE/GIVE -5 -1
DEFENSE 375.6 346.1
SACKS Seymour: 3 Atkins: 8
INTs Huff: 2 Crocker, Newman: 2
PUNTING Lechler: 48.5 (3C) Huber: 47.8
KICKING Janikowski: 84 (18/18 PAT; 22/23 FG) Nugent: 74 (29/29 PAT; 15/18 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERSClub has won 4 of past 5 vs. Bengals…QB CARSON PALMER was No. 1 overall pick by Bengals in 2003 NFL Draft. Palmer spent 8 seasons in Cin. (2003-10). Palmer (3,035, AFC-best) has reached 3,000 passing yards for 6th time in career. Aims for 4th straight game with 300+ passing yards (414, 368, 312)…Raiders are 9-2 (.818) when RB DARREN MC FADDEN has 100+ rush yards.FB MARCEL REECE posted career-best 193 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 1st career game with 100+ rush yards (103). Has totaled 297 scrimmage yards in past 2 games (148.5)…In past 5, WR DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY is averaging 18 yards per catch (19 receptions, 342 yards). Heyward-Bey (1,905) needs 95 receiving yards to reach 2,000 career. Rookie WR JURON CRINER registered 1st TD catch last week…TE BRANDON MYERS has career-best in catches (50), receiving yards (554) & TDs (3) in ’12…LB PHILIP WHEELER has team-best 78 tackles…BENGALSAim for 3rd straight win…In past 2, QB ANDY DALTON has completed 39 of 59 passes for 429 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 121.4 passer rating. Dalton needs TD pass to surpass 2011 rookie total (20)…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS posted 1st 100-yard rush game of season last week (101). Has 28 rush TDs since ’10, tied for 3rd-most in NFL…WR A.J. GREEN has TD catch in 9 consecutive games, tied with HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (1963) for 3rd-longest streak in single season in NFL history, trailing only HOFers JERRY RICE (12 games, 1987) & CRAZYLEGS HIRSCH (10 games, 1951). Has career-best 10 TD catches in ’12, incl. 3 for 50+ yards (73, 57, 56). Since ’11, Green has 17 TD rec., most among AFC WRs. Rookie WR MOHAMED SANU aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD reception…In past 3, TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has 15 catches for 192 yards w/ TD…Defense ranks 3rd in NFL & 2nd in AFC with 30 sacks…Since ’11, DT GENO ATKINS has 15.5 sacks, incl. career-best 8 this season…LB REY MAUALUGA leads team with 82 tackles…DE MICHAEL JOHNSON has career-best 7 sacks in ’12.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-4) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-8)

SERIES

  STEELERS BROWNS
SERIES LEADER 62-56  
STREAKS 21 of past 23  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 9-1 Shurmur: 0-2
LAST WEEK L 13-10 vs. Ravens L 23-20 (OT) at Cowboys
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Steelers 13 at Browns 9. Pittsburgh RB Isaac Redman has 110 scrimmage yards (92 rush, 18 rec.) & scores game’s lone TD (7-yard run) as Steelers finish regular season 12-4.
LAST GAME AT SITE 1/1/12
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 92 (Pit.), 137 (Cle.). XM: 231 (Cle.). 

STATS

PASSING Batch (’11): 15-24-208-0-1-72.9 Weeden (R): 205-371-2,298-11-12-70.3
RUSHING Dwyer: 89-410-4.6-0 Richardson (R): 180-670-3.7-5
RECEIVING Wallace: 46-565-12.3-6 Richardson (R) (RB): 37-289-7.8-1
OFFENSE 349.8 311.9
TAKE/GIVE -3 +1
DEFENSE 259.1 (1L) 374.1
SACKS Woodley: 4 4 tied: 3
INTs Timmons: 2 4 tied: 2
PUNTING Butler (R): 43.6 Hodges: 42.9
KICKING Suisham: 83 (20/20 PAT; 21/22 FG) Dawson: 75 (18/18 PAT; 19/19 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Club has won 10 of past 13 vs. AFC North. Pit. has won 10 of past 11 at Cle…QB CHARLIE BATCH is 1-0 as starter vs. Browns. with 92 passer rating (11/13/05). Batch will make 1st start since 12/24/11 against Rams. RB RASHARD MENDENHALL tied career-high with 2 rush TDs at Cle. on 1/2/11. RB JONATHAN DWYER rushed for 122 yards on 17 att. (7.2 avg.) in last road game…WR MIKE WALLACEaverages 21.6 yards per catch vs. Browns (15 receptions, 324 yards). WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had season-high 82 receiving yards last week. In 3 career games vs. Cle., WR ANTONIO BROWNaverages 97.7 receiving per game (293 total)…TE HEATH MILLER has 5 career TD catches vs. Browns…LB LA MARR WOODLEY has 3.5 sacks in past 3 meetings. LB JAMES HARRISON (60) needs half sack to surpass JOEY PORTER (60) for 2nd-most by Steeler since sacks became official statistic in 1982 (JASON GILDON, 77)…CB KEENAN LEWIS leads team with 18 passes defensed…BROWNSRookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN (2,298) needs 150 passing yards to surpass TIM COUCH (2,447) for most by rookie in club history…Rookie RB TRENT RICHARDSON has 3 games with 100+ rush yards, tied for most ever by Browns rookie. In past 3, Richardson is averaging 107.3 rush yards per game. Aims for 3rd home game in row with 100+ rush yards. Leads AFC rookies with 670 rush yards. Has 12 catches in past 2 games…WR JOSH GORDON ranks 2nd among NFL rookies in receiving yards (470). Averages 19.6 yards per catch in 2012. WR GREG LITTLE (91) needs 9 catches to reach 100 career…TE BENJAMIN WATSON tied career-best with 2 TD catches last week…Browns have 27 sacks, tied for 3rd-most in AFC…Defense posted season-high 7 sacks last week…LB D’QWELL JACKSON has team-high 76 tackles…DE JABAAL SHEARD aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack…Since entering NFL in 2010, CB JOE HADEN leads team with 8 INTs…K PHIL DAWSON has made 25 consecutive FGs, longest active streak in NFL. Dawson has made all 19 FGs in 2012, best pct. in NFL…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS has 3 KR-TDs vs. Steelers, most vs. any opponent.

BUFFALO BILLS (4-6) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-4)

SERIES

  BILLS COLTS
SERIES LEADER 35-30-1  
STREAKS   7 of past 9
COACHES VS. OPP. Gailey: 1-1 Arians: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 19-14 vs. Dolphins L 59-24 at Patriots
LAST GAME 1/3/10: Colts 7 at Bills 30. Buffalo QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has 3 TD passes & RB Fred Jackson rushes for 212 yards as Bills defense limits Indianapolis to 157 total yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/12/06: Colts 17, Bills 16. Indianapolis outgains Buffalo 384-162 in total yards as Colts become 1st NFL team to begin consecutive seasons with 9-0 record.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 93 (Buf.), 148 (Ind.). XM: 232 (Ind.). 

 

STATS

PASSING Fitzpatrick: 202-323-2,179-17-10-87.0 Luck (R): 235-412-2,965-12-12-77.2
RUSHING Spiller: 109-723-6.6-4 Ballard (R): 105-386-3.7-0
RECEIVING St. Johnson: 47-581-12.4-4 Wayne: 76 (1L)-1,003 (1C)-13.2-3
OFFENSE 350.9 393.4 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE -7 -13
DEFENSE 387.4 360.1
SACKS M. Williams: 5.5 Mathis: 6
INTs Byrd: 4 (T1C) Butler: 2
PUNTING Powell (R): 45.1 McAfee: 47.7
KICKING Lindell: 66 (27/27 PAT; 13/14 FG) Vinatieri: 76 (19/19 PAT; 19/26 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (73) needs 4 TD passes to tie JACK KEMP (77) for 3rd-most in Bills history. In past 4, Fitzpatrick has totaled 969 passing yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 94 passer rating. Had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 120.8 passer rating in last game vs. Colts (1/3/10)…RB FRED JACKSON had career-high 212 rush yards on 33 att. (6.4 avg.) in only game vs. Colts. RB C.J. SPILLER has totaled 100+ scrimmage yards in 5 straight games. Tied for NFL-best with 6.6 yards per carry (109 att., 723 yards)…WR STEVIE JOHNSON has 6 receptions in each of past 2 games…Since ’11, TE SCOTT CHANDLER is tied for 3rd among AFC TEs with 11 TD catches….DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 2 sacks in past 3 games…DE SHAWNE MERRIMAN posted 1st sack of season last week…LB NICK BARNETT has team-high 72 tackles…Since entering NFL in ’09, S JAIRUS BYRD is tied for 3rd in NFL with 17 INTs…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 21.9 PR avg. Posted 3rd PR-TD of career last week, tied for most in Bills history…COLTSClub is 4-1 at home ’12…QB ANDREW LUCK posted 5th 300-yard passing game last week, surpassing PEYTON MANNING (1998) for most by rookie all-time. Luck’s 2,965 passing yards are most through 10 games among rookie QBs in NFL history. Leads AFC QBs in rush yards (163) & rush TDs (5). At home, Luck has 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 88.6 passer rating…RB VICK BALLARD ranks 2nd among AFC rookies with 386 rush yards…WR REGGIE WAYNE (1,003) recorded 8th season with 1,000 receiving yards. Wayne (938) needs 6 receptions to surpass HOFer ART MONK (940) & DERRICK MASON (943) for 11th-most in NFL annals. WR T.Y. HILTON posted 3rd 100-yard receiving game of season last week, most among NFL rookies. Had career-high 2 TDs vs. NE…TE DWAYNE ALLEN tied career-high with 6 catches last week…LB DWIGHT FREENEY has 2 sacks in 2 career games vs. Buf. LB ROBERT MATHIS posted 2 sacks in last game vs. Bills. Mathis aims for 5th consecutive home game with sack in ’12. LB JERRELL FREEMAN leads team with 85 tackles.

TENNESSEE TITANS (4-6) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-9)

SERIES

  TITANS JAGUARS
SERIES LEADER 19-15  
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Munchak: 1-1 Mularkey: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk 10: W 37-3 at Dolphins) L 43-37 (OT) at Texans
LAST GAME 12/24/11: Jaguars 17 at Titans 23. Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck passes for 350 yards, including 55-yard TD to TE Jared Cook, as Titans improve to 8-7 & keep playoff hopes alive.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/11/11: Jaguars 16, Titans 14. Jacksonville RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for 97 yards & TD. K Josh Scobee adds 3 FGs in Kickoff Weekend victory at home.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 112 (Ten.), 106 (Jax.). XM: 229 (Jax.). 

STATS

PASSING Locker: 76-127-903-6-2-90.8 Henne: 37-71-569-3-1-96.5
RUSHING C. Johnson: 170-862 (2C)-5.1-4 Jones-Drew: 86-414-4.8-1
RECEIVING Wright (R): 43-390-9.1-4 Blackmon (R): 33-486-14.7-2
OFFENSE 324.5 283.0
TAKE/GIVE -3 -1
DEFENSE 399.0 414.2
SACKS Wimbley: 3.5 5 tied: 2
INTs McCourty: 2 Cox: 3
PUNTING Kern: 48.2 Anger (R): 48.4
KICKING Bironas: 71 (23/23 PAT; 16/19 FG) Scobee: 64 (10/11 PAT; 18/19 FG)

NOTES

TITANS: Club has 13-10 record after bye…Titans have 10-7 record all-time at Jax…QB JAKE LOCKER posted 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 93.8 passer rating last game. Registered 1st career road win as starter vs. Dolphins…RB CHRIS JOHNSON has 24 career games with at least 125 rush yards, 2nd-most in player’s 1st 5 seasons in NFL history (ERIC DICKERSON, 27). Has 5 career rush TD of 80+ yards, most in NFL history. Has 32 career 100-yard rush games & Titans are 23-9 (.719) in such games. Since entering NFL in 2008, Johnson ranks 2nd in league with 6,507 rush yards…WR NATE WASHINGTON (298) needs 2 catches to reach 300 career. WR KENNY BRITT had 5 catches for 136 yards with 2 TDs in last game at Jax. WR KENDALL WRIGHT leads NFL rookies in rec. (43). Has 2 TDs in past 3…TE JARED COOK had career-best 169 yards with 8 catches & 55-yard TD rec. in last game vs. Jax…LBs AKEEM AYERSZACH BROWN & COLIN MC CARTHY (49-yard INT-return TD) each posted INT vs. Mia last game…S MICHAEL GRIFFIN had INT in last game vs. Jax…JAGUARS: QB CHAD HENNE passed for 354 yards with career-best 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 126.8 passer rating last week. Henne passed for 349 yards in only career start vs. Ten. (w/ Mia. on 12/20/09)…RB JALEN PARMELE had career-high 80 rush yards last week. RB RASHAD JENNINGS (881) needs 119 rush yards to reach 1,000 career…Rookie WR JUSTIN BLACKMON had 236 receiving yards last week, 3rd-most in game by rookie in NFL history (JERRY BUTLER, 255; JERRY RICE, 241). Blackmon’s 236 rec. yards are 2nd-most in game in Jaguars history (JIMMY SMITH, 291). In past 5 starts (1st of career), WR CECIL SHORTS is averaging 87.4 receiving yards per game (437 total). Has 4 TD catches of 30+ yards in ’12 (39, 80, 42, 67). Averages 20.1 yards per catch in ’12 (32 catches, 642 yards)…TE MARCEDES LEWIS tied career-best with 2 TD catches last week. Ranks 3rd in Jaguars history with 21 career TD rec…LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads team with 85 tackles…DT C.J. MOSLEY tied career-best with 2 sacks last week.

DENVER BRONCOS (7-3) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-9)

SERIES

  BRONCOS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER   56-47
STREAKS   3 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP. Fox: 3-1 Crennel: 1-2
LAST WEEK W 30-23 vs. Chargers L 28-6 vs. Bengals
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Chiefs 7 at Broncos 3. Kansas City RB Dexter McCluster scores 21-yard TD run in 1st quarter as Chiefs defense limits Denver to 266 total yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/13/11: Broncos 17, Chiefs 10. Denver QB Tim Tebow runs for 7-yard TD & completes 56-yard TD pass to WR Eric Decker. Broncos rookie LB Von Miller adds 1.5 sacks.
BROADCAST CBS (12:00 PM CT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 149 (Den.), 123 (KC). XM: 226 (KC).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 255-372-2,975 (3C)-24 (1C)-7-106.2 (1C) Cassel: 161-277-1,796-6-12-66.7 OR

Quinn: 35-58-308-0-3-52.9

RUSHING Hillman (R): 49-188-3.8-1 Charles: 172-821-4.8-3
RECEIVING D. Thomas: 57-933 (2C)-16.4-5 Bowe: 49-626-12.8-3
OFFENSE 394.2 (3L) 343.4
TAKE/GIVE -3 -21
DEFENSE 312.8 (3C) 343.8
SACKS Miller: 13 (1C) Houston: 7
INTs Woodyard: 3 Flowers: 2
PUNTING Colquitt: 47.4 Colquitt: 46.1
KICKING Prater: 79 (34/34 PAT; 15/17 FG) Succop: 72 (12/12 PAT; 20/23 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: Club aims for 6th consecutive win. Totaled 121 points in 4th quarter of games in ’12, tied for most in NFL (Lions)…With victory, QB PEYTON MANNING (148) can pass HOFer JOHNELWAY (148) for 2nd-most regular-season wins as starter in NFL history. Manning (2,975) needs 25 passing yards to register 14th season with at least 3,000 passing yards & surpass HOFer DAN MARINO for 2nd-most such seasons in NFL history (BRETT FAVRE, 18 seasons). For career, Manning is 5-1 vs. KC…Rookie RB RONNIE HILLMAN posted 1st rush TD of career in last road game vs. Car…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS (933) needs 67 yards to record 1st 1,000-yard season of career. WR ERIC DECKER has 8 TD receptions in past 7 games. WR BRANDON STOKLEY posted 5th TD catch of season last week…Since entering NFL in 2011, LB VON MILLER has 24.5 sacks, 2nd-most sacks through player’s 1st 25 games since 1982. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer DERRICK THOMAS (25) has more. Totaled 7 sacks in past 3 games. DE ELVIS DUMERVIL aims for 4th consecutive game with sack. Needs 2 sacks to record at least 10 for 3rd time of career…CHIEFSQB MATT CASSEL (59) needs TD pass to reach 60 with Chiefs. QB BRADY QUINN spent 2 seasons with Broncos (2010-11)…Club averages 145.4 rush yards per game, best in AFC…In past 2, RB JAMAAL CHARLEShas averaged 93.5 rush yards per game (187 total). Since 2010, Charles averages 108.5 scrimmage yards per game (2,371 rush; 666 rec.). For career, Charles averages 6.1 yards per carry vs. Den. (81 att., 492 yards). RB PEYTON HILLIS spent 2 seasons with Broncos (2008-09)…WR DWAYNE BOWE (39) needs TD catch to become 5th player in club history with 40 career…In past 2,TE TONY MOEAKI has 7 receptions for 141 yards (20.1 avg.)…LB TAMBA HALI has 6 sacks in past 7. Hali (59.5) has 3rd-most sacks in Chiefs annals (DERRICK THOMAS, 126.5; NEIL SMITH, 85.5). Has 8.5 career sacks vs. Den. LB DERRICK JOHNSON has team-high 88 tackles. LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has career-high 7 sacks this season.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (6-4) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (4-6)

SERIES

  SEAHAWKS DOLPHINS
SERIES LEADER   7-3
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Carroll: 4-5 Philbin: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Wk. 10: W 28-7 vs. Jets) L 19-14 at Bills
LAST GAME 11/9/08: Seahawks 19 at Dolphins 21. Miami RB Ricky Williams rushes for 105 yards & TD. RB Ronnie Brown adds 4th-quarter TD to seal 3rd consecutive victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/9/08
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 94 (Sea.), 117 (Mia.). XM: 233 (Mia.).

STATS

PASSING Wilson (R): 157-253-1,827-15-8-90.5 Tannehill (R): 179-308-2,120-6-11-70.8
RUSHING Lynch: 212-1,005 (2L)-4.7-5 Bush: 136-575-4.2-4
RECEIVING Rice: 34-475-14.0-6 Hartline: 53-790-14.9-1
OFFENSE 317.2 309.9
TAKE/GIVE +1 -9
DEFENSE 296.8 (3L) 363.1
SACKS Clemons, Irvin (R): 7 Wake: 9.5 (3C)
INTs Sherman: 4 3 tied: 2
PUNTING Ryan: 49.0 (2C) Fields: 51.0 (1L)
KICKING Hauschka: 66 (21/22 PAT; 15/18 FG) Carpenter: 59 (20/20 PAT; 13/18 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON is 2-0 vs. AFC, completing 28 of 46 (60.9 pct.) for 481 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132.6 rating. Aims for 3rd in row with 125+ rating. In past 2, has completed 28 of 43 (65.1 pct.) for 361 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.1 rating…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH aims for 5th in row with 100+ rush yards. In past 4, has 456 yards (114 per game) & 3 TDs. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 1,946 rush yards, 305 more than 2nd place (ARIAN FOSTER). RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON ranks 3rd in NFC with 28.3 KR avg…WR GOLDEN TATE has 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 pass) in past 2. In last game, became 1st NFL WR since 2008 with TD pass & TD catch in same game. WR SIDNEY RICE has 5 TDs in past 5 & aims for 4th in row with TD. Has 5 TDs in past 3 vs. AFC East…Total defense (296.8) & pass defense (196.2) both rank 2nd in NFC. DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 13 sacks in past 17. Rookie DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks. Has 3 games with 2 sacks. Rookie LB BOBBY WAGNER leads team with 80 tackles. In last game, CB RICHARD SHERMAN had INT, sack & FF. Was NFC Defensive Player of Week. Leads team with 14 PD…DOLPHINSClub is 5-1 at home all-time vs. Seahawks…QB RYAN TANNEHILL (2,120) needs 91 passing yards to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (2,210 in 1983) for most by rookie in Dolphins history. Tannehill (179) surpassed DAVID WOODLEY (176) for most completions by rookie in club annals last week. In 2 games vs. NFC, Tannehill has completed 47 of 70 passes (67.1 pct.) for 616 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 97.1 passer rating. RB REGGIE BUSH totaled 141 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 44 rec.) in only career meeting vs. Sea. (w/ NO on 10/14/07). Since entering NFL in 2006, Bush leads NFL RBs in rec. (360) & rec. yards (2,632)…WR BRIAN HARTLINE has career-best in rec. (53) & receiving yards (790) in ’12. WR DAVONE BESS (48) needs 2 rec. to reach 50 for 5th consecutive season. Posted 1st TD catch of season & 12th of career last week…DE CAMERON WAKE has 9.5 sacks in past 7. Wake needs half sack to reach 10 for 2nd time in career (14 in ’10)…CB SEAN SMITH has team-high 11 PD in ’12.

ATLANTA FALCONS (9-1) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-4)

SERIES

  FALCONS BUCCANEERS
SERIES LEADER   19-18
STREAKS 6 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 6-2 Schiano: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 23-19 vs. Cardinals W 27-21 (OT) at Panthers
LAST GAME 1/1/12: Buccaneers 24 at Falcons 45. Atlanta RB Michael Turner has 172 rush yards & 2 TDs (1, 81). Falcons rookie WR Julio Jones adds 2 TD catches (17, 48).
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/25/11: Buccaneers 16, Falcons 13. Tampa Bay establishes 16-3 3rd-quarter lead & thwarts late Atlanta comeback attempt to secure division win.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 128 (Atl.), 139 (TB). XM: 225 (TB). 

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 268-397-3,072 (1L)-20-12-94.8 Freeman: 180-319-2,505-21 (3C)-7-94.6
RUSHING Turner: 155-575-3.7-5 Martin (R): 197-1,000 (3L)-5.1-7 (T1C)
RECEIVING Gonzalez (TE): 64-650-10.2-6 Jackson: 42-863-20.5-7
OFFENSE 382.1 (3C) 369.3
TAKE/GIVE +5 +9
DEFENSE 346.8 394.4
SACKS Abraham: 9 (T3C) Bennett: 7
INTs DeCoud: 4 Barber: 3
PUNTING Bosher: 47.1 Koenen: 44.7
KICKING Bryant: 102 (3L) (27/27 PAT; 25/28 FG) Barth: 81 (30/30 PAT; 17/21 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has won 6 of past 7 starts vs. TB. In past 5 division starts, has 1,579 yards (315.8 per game), 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 107.6 rating. In career, Falcons are 29-1 (.967) when he has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER rushed for 172 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 5 rush TDs in past 4 vs. TB…TE TONY GONZALEZ has 13,988 rec. yards & needs 12 to become 8th player (1st TE) in NFL history with 14,000+. Has 101 career rec. TDs, most by TE & 6th most in NFL history. In 2 meetings last year, WR JULIO JONES had 100-yard game & 2 TD game. WR RODDY WHITE had 9 catches for 140 yards in last game at TB. Since 2007, has 533 receptions, most in NFC. Has 22 catches for 355 yards (118.3 per game) in past 3…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 13.5 sacks in past 13. Had 2 sacks last week & FF that led to 15-yard FR-TD by DT JONATHAN BABINEAUX. Abraham had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. S THOMAS DE COUD had INT in last game at TB…BUCCANEERSOver past 6 weeks, lead NFL with 205 points…In past 6, QB JOSH FREEMAN is 5-1 & has 16 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 106.1 rating. Bucs are 11-3 when he has 100+ rating…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN leads NFL with 1,319 scrimmage yards (1,000 rush, 319 rec.). Has 1,019 scrimmage yards in past 6 & joins HOFer ERIC DICKERSON & EDGERRIN JAMES as only rookies with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in 6-game span…WR VINCENT JACKSON has 6 TDs in past 7, incl. 24-yard TD with 0:12 remaining last week. Since 2008, his 18.4 yards per catch avg. (243 rec., 4,482 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). Jackson (20.5) & WR MIKE WILLIAMS (17.6) are top 2 in NFC in yards per catch (min. 30 catches). TE DALLAS CLARK had GW 15-yard TD in OT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD…Rookie CB LEONARD JOHNSON has INT in 3 of past 4, incl. 83-yard INT-TD. DB RONDE BARBER had INT in last home meeting. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (46). DE MICHAEL BENNETT has sack in 3 of past 4 games. Rookie LB LAVONTE DAVID leads team with 90 tackles.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-2) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-6)

SERIES

  RAVENS CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 4-4  
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 1-1 Turner: 3-2
LAST WEEK W 13-10 at Steelers L 30-23 at Broncos
LAST GAME 12/18/11: Ravens 14 at Chargers 34. San Diego RB Ryan Mathews rushes for 2 TDs & RB Mike Tolbert adds TD run as Chargers score 27 unanswered points.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/18/11
BROADCAST CBS (1:05 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 127 (Bal.), 92 (SD). XM: 234 (SD). 

STATS

PASSING Flacco: 206-341-2,495-13-7-87.1 Rivers: 228-340-2,461-17-14-87.6
RUSHING Rice: 164-697-4.3-7 (T2L) Mathews: 127-522-4.1-1
RECEIVING Boldin: 48-627-13.1-1 Floyd: 43-639-14.9-3
OFFENSE 338.7 328.8
TAKE/GIVE +12 (T2L) -3
DEFENSE 382.3 323.9
SACKS Kruger: 4.5 Phillips: 6
INTs Ca. Williams: 4 (T1C) Weddle: 3
PUNTING Koch: 47.2 Scifres: 50.0 (3L)
KICKING Tucker (R): 85 (3C) (28/28 PAT; 19/21 FG) Novak: 47 (20/20 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS: With win, Ravens will register at least 9 wins for 5th straight season under JOHN HARBAUGH…Ravens have won 8 of past 9 in Nov…QB JOE FLACCO is 16-5 (.762) in Nov., tied for 4th-best record among QBs in SB era. Flacco will make 75th career start. Club has won 16 consecutive games when Flacco has 100+ rating…RB RAY RICE averages 5.2 yards per carry against Chargers. Rice is tied for NFL-best among RBs with 40 receptions this season…WR TORREY SMITH had 36-yard TD reception in last game vs. Chargers. Ravens are 9-1 when Smith has TD reception. Has 7 TD receptions in ’12, tied with 2011 rookie total. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (9,871) needs 129 yards to reach 10,000 career. In 2 career games vs. SD, Boldin has 6 catches for 163 yards (27.2 avg.)…CB COREY GRAHAM had 8 tackles & INT vs. Pit…LB DANNELL ELLERBE had team-high 12 tackles last week. LB PAUL KRUGER has 3 sacks in past 2 games…KR-WR JACOBY JONES posted 63-yard PR-TD last week, 1st of season. Since entering NFL in 2007, Jones is tied for 3rd in league with 7 combined kick-return TDs (4 PR-TDs, 3 KR-TDs)…CHARGERSHave won 2 of past 3 at home against Ravens…QB PHILIP RIVERS (26,746) needs 193 yards to surpass QB JOHN HADL (26,938) for 2nd-most passing yards in franchise history (DAN FOUTS, 43,040). In 3 career games at home vs. Ravens, Rivers has 955 yards with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 106.3 passer rating…RB RYAN MATHEWS rushed for 90 yards with 2 TDs in only meeting vs. Bal…TE ANTONIO GATES (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD receptions in team history. Posted 105 receiving yards against Ravens on 11/25/07. WR MALCOM FLOYD had 5 receptions for 96 yards (19.2 avg.) with TD in last game against Ravens. In past 2, WR DANARIO ALEXANDER has 12 receptions for 230 yards (19.2 avg.) with 3 TDs…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (66) surpassed LEE WILLIAMS (65.5) last week for 2nd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5) since ’82…Rookie DE KENDALL REYES had career-high 2 sacks last week…Since ’11, S ERIC WEDDLE has 10 INTs, tied for most in NFL (TIM JENNINGS, 10). Had 23-yard INT-return TD last week.

ST. LOUIS RAMS (3-6-1) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-6)

SERIES

  RAMS CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER   33-32-2
STREAKS   10 of past 12
COACHES VS. OPP. Fisher: 3-2 Whisenhunt: 9-2
LAST WEEK L 27-13 vs. Jets L 23-19 at Falcons
LAST GAME 10/4/12: Cardinals 3 at Rams 17. St. Louis QB Sam Bradford throws 2 TD passes, including 51-yarder to WR Chris Givens. Rams defense holds Arizona to 45 rushing yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/6/11: Cardinals 19, Rams 13 (OT). Arizona rookie CB-PR Patrick Peterson records game-winning 99-yard PR-TD in OT as Cardinals earn comeback victory.
BROADCAST FOX (2:25 PM MST): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (StL.), 128 (Arz.). XM: 227 (Arz.). 

STATS

PASSING Bradford: 202-332-2,242-12-8-82.9 J. Skelton: 98-179-1,058-2-5-64.4 OR

Lindley (R): 9-20-64-0-0-52.9

RUSHING Jackson: 150-585-3.9-2 Stephens-Howling: 90-311-3.5-4
RECEIVING Amendola: 50-538-10.8-2 Fitzgerald: 52-596-11.5-4
OFFENSE 327.1 283.7
TAKE/GIVE -6 +7
DEFENSE 337.4 324.0
SACKS Quinn: 8.5 Washington: 8
INTs Finnegan: 3 Peterson: 3
PUNTING Hekker (R): 48.0 Zastudil: 46.7
KICKING Zuerlein (R): 68 (14/14 PAT; 18/22 FG) Feely: 67 (16/16 PAT; 17/20 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD passed for 2 TDs in Week 5 win over Arz. Is unbeaten (2-0-1) in past 3 division starts…RB STEVEN JACKSON aims for 3rd in row at Arz. with 100+ rush yards; has 232 yards (116 per game) & TD in past 2. Since 2006, has NFL-best 10,582 scrimmage yards. Is only player since 2006 with 7,500+ rush yards (7,959) & 2,500+ rec. yards (2,623). Rookie RB DARYL RICHARDSON is 3rd among NFC rookie RBs with 419 rush yards…WR BRANDON GIBSON had career-high 2 TDs last week. WR DANNY AMENDOLA has 18 catches in past 2. WR AUSTIN PETTIS has TD in 2 of past 4. Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS has 50+ yard catch in 5 of past 6. Had 51-yard TD in last meeting…DE ROBERT QUINN had career-high 3 sacks in last meeting. Aims for 4th in row vs. Arz. with sack. Has 8.5 sacks in past 10. DE CHRIS LONG has 7 sacks in past 8. Aims for 4th in row vs. Arz. with sack. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is 1 of 2 NFC players (PATRICK WILLIS) with 8+ sacks (8.5) & 5+ INTs (5) since 2009…CARDINALS: QB JOHN SKELTON is 2-0 vs. StL. Rookie QB RYAN LINDLEY made NFL debut last week…RB LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING rushed for career-high 127 yards & TD last week. Has rush TD in 3 of past 4…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 8 TDs in 8 home games vs. StL. Has 13 TDs vs. Rams, his most vs. single opp. Needs 1 catch to reach 100 vs. StL; would be 2nd team with 100+ against (Sea., 106). Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 7,781 yards & 62 rec. TDs. WR ANDRE ROBERTS has 7 TDs in past 14…Team had 5 INTs last week. LB DARYL WASHINGTON had INT last week. Has 9 sacks in past 11. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CLAY MATTHEWS) with 13+ sacks, 3+ INTs & 2+ FFs since 2011. Had sack in last meeting. In 3 meetings, CB-PR PATRICK PETERSON has 2 PR-TDs (99 & 80 yards), 2 INTs & FR. In last home game vs. StL, had GW 99-yard PR-TD in OT. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL aims for 4th in row at home vs. Rams with sack; has 4 sacks in past 3.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (7-2-1) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-5)

SERIES

  49ERS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER 45-24-2  
STREAKS   9 of past 11
COACHES VS. OPP. Harbaugh: 1-0 Vitt: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 32-7 vs. Bears W 38-17 at Raiders
LAST REG SEA GAME 9/20/10: Saints 25 at 49ers 22. New Orleans RB Reggie Bush & TE David Thomas each record rec. TD. Saints K Garrett Hartley converts 3 FGs, including game winner as time expires. 
LAST REG SEA GAME AT SITE 9/28/08: Saints 31, 49ers 17. New Orleans WR Lance Moore records 101 rec. yards & 2 TD catches (5, 33) from QB Drew Brees. Saints WR Robert Meachem adds 47-yard TD rec.
BROADCAST FOX (3:25 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 91 (SF), 86 (NO). XM: 230 (NO). 

STATS

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

Kaepernick: 32-49-449-2-0-108.3

Brees: 250-401-3,066 (2L)-28 (1L)-9-99.8
RUSHING Gore: 157-831-5.3-5 P. Thomas: 74-341-4.6-1
RECEIVING Crabtree: 47-541-11.5-5 Colston: 51-721-14.1-7
OFFENSE 364.8 391.3 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE +6 +2
DEFENSE 277.2  (1C) 462.8
SACKS Ald. Smith: 15 (1L) Jordan: 6
INTs Goldson: 3 Harper, Robinson: 2
PUNTING Lee: 46.8 Morstead: 50.3 (1C)
KICKING Akers: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/24 FG) Hartley: 63 (36/36 PAT; 9/12 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: In last year’s Div., QB ALEX SMITH had 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 103.2 rating. Added 28-yard TD run. In career (incl. playoffs), SF is 15-0 when he starts & has 100+ rating (min. 15 att.). QB COLIN KAEPERNICKhad 2 TDs, 0 INTs & 133.1 rating in 1st career start last week…RB FRANK GORE rushed for 112 yards with TD & had 7 catches for 56 yards with TD in last reg. season meeting; 1 of 2 career games with rush & rec. TD. Is only player since 2006 with 10,000+ scrimmage yards (10,253) & 50+ TDs (54)…In Div., TE VERNON DAVIS had 7 catches for 180 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW TD with 0:09 remaining. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), leads NFC TEs with 35 TDs. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 4 TDs in past 3. Had TD catch in Div…49ers lead NFL allowing 13.4 points per game (134 points). LB ALDON SMITH has 29 career sacks, most by player in 1st 26 games. Had 5.5 sacks last week. Since 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only NFC player with 17+ sacks & 6+ INTs…SAINTSHave won 5 of past 6. QB DREW BREES is 5-0 in reg. season vs. SF with 107.2 rating & has 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs. In Div., passed for 462 yards & 4 TDs. Has TD pass in NFL-record 53 games in row. Has 20+ comp. in 46 consecutive games, longest streak in NFL history…RB CHRIS IVORY has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 games played. RB MARK INGRAM had 27-yard TD run last week…TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 5 catches for 103 yards & 2 TDs in Div. Incl. playoffs, has TD catch in 12 of past 14. Since 2010, Graham leads NFC TEs with 27 TDs (incl. playoffs). WR MARQUES COLSTON has 55 career TDs & needs 1 to pass DEUCE MC ALLISTER for most by Saint. Has 7 TDs in past 7. Had 9 catches for 136 yards & TD in Div. Had 1st career 3-TD game vs. SF (10/28/07). WR LANCE MOORE had 2 TDs last week…S ROMAN HARPER had 1.5 sacks & FF in Div. Since 2006, has 18.5 sacks, most by DB (incl. playoffs). Had INT last week. S MALCOLM JENKINS had 55-yard INT-TD last week. Recorded sack in Div.

SUNDAY NIGHT

GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (6-4)

SERIES

  PACKERS GIANTS
SERIES LEADER 27-21-2  
STREAKS 6 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. McCarthy: 3-2 Coughlin: 3-5
LAST WEEK W 24-20 at Lions Bye (Wk 10: L 31-13 at Bengals)
LAST REG SEA GAME 12/4/11: Packers 38 at Giants 35. Green Bay K Mason Crosby hits 31-yard FG as time expires. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has 4 TD passes & LB Clay Matthews adds 38-yard INT-TD.
LAST REG SEA GAME AT SITE 12/4/11
BROADCAST NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (GB), 93 (NYG). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (GB), 226 (NYG). 

STATS

PASSING Rodgers: 238-354-2,619-27 (2L)-6-107.3 (1L) Manning: 223-364-2,641-12-11-81.8
RUSHING Green: 87-272-3.1-0 Bradshaw: 151-675-4.5-4
RECEIVING Cobb: 54-574-10.6-7 Cruz: 60-743-12.4-7
OFFENSE 345.5 367.4
TAKE/GIVE +7 +11 (2C)
DEFENSE 343.9 371.6
SACKS Matthews: 9 (T3C) Pierre-Paul: 6.5
INTs Hayward (R): 5 (T2L) S. Brown: 5 (T2L)
PUNTING Masthay: 44.5 Weatherford: 46.9
KICKING Crosby: 63 (30/30 PAT; 11/18 FG) Tynes: 109 (1L) (25/25 PAT; 28/31 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: In past 7, QB AARON RODGERS is 6-1 & has 24 TDs, 4 INTs & 117 rating. In 2 reg. season starts vs. NYG, is 2-0 with 773 yards (386.5 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 121.2 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with 4+ TDs. Packers are 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating…WR-PR-KR RANDALL COBB has 6 rec. TDs in past 4 & aims for 5th in row with TD. Is only player in NFL with 600+ KR (627), 500+ receiving (574), 200+ PR (211) & 100+ rush (115) yards. WR JAMES JONES ties for NFC lead with 8 rec. TDs. In past 2 reg. season meetings, WR JORDY NELSON has 8 catches for 218 yards (27.3 avg.) & TD (80 yards). In past 2 reg. season meetings, WR GREG JENNINGS has 14 catches for 236 yards (118 per game) & TD…S M.D. JENNINGS had 72-yard INT-TD last week, 1st career TD. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS ties for NFL lead with 15 INTs. In last game at NYG, LB CLAY MATTHEWS had 38-yard INT-TD, sack & FF. CB CASEY HAYWARD leads all rookies with 5 INTs…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has 197 pass TDs & needs 2 to tie PHIL SIMMS for most ever by Giant. In past 2 vs. GB (incl. Div.), has 106.9 rating with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 677 yards (338.5 per game). Aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with 3+ TD passes, 300+ yards & 100+ rating…Giants are 10-0 whenRB AHMAD BRADSHAW has 100+ rush yards…WR VICTOR CRUZ has 28 catches for 427 yards (106.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4 at home. WR HAKEEM NICKS had 7 catches for 165 yards & 2 TDs (66 & 37 yards) in Div. In past 3 meetings (incl. Div.), has 18 catches for 346 yards (115.3 per game) & 5 TDs…In past 5, DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 5 sacks, INT-TD & FF. DE JUSTIN TUCK has sack in all 3 reg. season meetings. S STEVIE BROWN leads NFL with 168 INT return yds, most by Giant since 1963 (DICK LYNCH). Leads NFL safeties with 5 INTs. DE OSI UMENYIORA had 2 sacks & FF in Div. Playoff. LB MICHAEL BOLEY had 2 sacks in Div.

MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 26, 2012

CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-8) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-7)

SERIES

  PANTHERS EAGLES
SERIES LEADER   5-1
STREAKS   Past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Rivera: 0-0 Reid: 4-2
LAST WEEK L 27-21 (OT) vs. Buccaneers L 31-6 at Redskins
LAST GAME 9/13/09: Eagles 38 at Panthers 10. Philadelphia scores 31 unanswered points as Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri registers 2-yard FR-TD & WR-PR DeSean Jackson adds 85-yard PR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/4/06: Eagles 27, Panthers 24. Philadelphia K David Akers converts game-winning 25-yard FG. Eagles WR Reggie Brown adds 40-yard TD catch from QB Jeff Garcia.
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Car.), 93 (Phi.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Car.), 226 (Phi.). 

STATS

PASSING Newton: 171-300-2,395-9-10-79.0 Vick: 185-316-2,165-11-9-79.2 OR

Foles (R): 43-78-423-1-3-58.9

RUSHING Newton (QB): 74-394-5.3-4 McCoy: 177-750-4.2-2
RECEIVING Olsen (TE): 45-539-12.0-3 Jackson: 44-691-15.7-2
OFFENSE 334.0 361.7
TAKE/GIVE -3 -14
DEFENSE 350.7 340.3
SACKS Johnson: 8.5 Babin: 4.5
INTs Munnerlyn, Nakamura: 2 Rodgers-Cromartie: 3
PUNTING Nortman (R): 42.8 McBriar: 48.5 (3C)
KICKING Medlock: 44 (23/23 PAT; 7/10 FG) Henery: 66 (15/16 PAT; 17/18 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON is only player in NFL history with 6,000+ pass yards (6,446), 30+ pass TDs (30), 1,000+ rush yards (1,100) & 15+ rush TDs (18) in 1st 2 NFL seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS aims for 3rd meeting in row with TD. In last game at Phi., had career-high 7 catches & 101 yards with TD. RB JONATHAN STEWART had rush TD last week…WR STEVE SMITH has TD in 2 of 3 meetings vs. Phi. TE GREG OLSEN has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. Eagles. Has 539 rec. yards, his 4th 500-yard season in past 5 years. WR BRANDON LA FELL had 5 catches for 93 yards & TD (29 yards) last week…CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN had 74-yard INT-TD last week & ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. DE CHARLES JOHNSON has 25.5 sacks in past 32. DE GREG HARDY has 5 sacks in past 4. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY leads team with 98 tackles…EAGLES: QB MICHAEL VICKis 6-3 as starter vs. Car. QB NICK FOLES aims for 3rd in row with 200+ pass yards…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 17 TDs (13 rush, 4 rec.) in past 15 at home…WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON had 85-yard PR-TD in last meeting. 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). WR JEREMY MACLIN has 2 TDs (70 & 44 yards) in past 3 at home. TE BRENT CELEK had TD catch in last meeting…Rookie DT FLETCHER COX aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had sack & FF last week. Since 2007, DE TRENT COLE has 56.5 sacks, 4th most in NFL. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had INT & 4 PD vs. Car. in 2008 Divisional Playoff (1/10/09 with Arz.). DE JASON BABIN has sack in 2 of past 3 games. Had sack last week.

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