WEEK 1 MATCHUP NOTES
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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2016

CAROLINA PANTHERS AT DENVER BRONCOS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

PANTHERS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

 

3-1

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ron Rivera: 0-2

Gary Kubiak: 1-0

LAST GAME

11/11/12: Broncos 36 at Panthers 14. Denver QB Peyton Manning throws for 301 yards & TD. Broncos PR Trindon Holliday has 76-yard PR-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/10/04: Broncos 20, Panthers 17. Denver QB Jake Plummer passes for 226 yards & 2 TDs. Broncos RB Reuben Droughns rushes for 193 yards.

REFEREE

Gene Steratore

BROADCAST

NBC (8:30 PM ET):  Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Tony Boselli (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car), 81 (Den). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Car), 225 (Den). 

2015 STATS

PASSING

Cam Newton: 296-495-3837-35 (T2L)-10-99.4

Trevor Siemian (Pre.): 27-43-285-1-2-70.4

RUSHING

Jonathan Stewart: 242-989-4.1-6

C.J. Anderson: 152-720-4.7-5

RECEIVING

Greg Olsen (TE): 77-1104-14.3-7

Demaryius Thomas: 105-1304-12.4-6

OFFENSE

366.9

355.5

TAKE/GIVE

+20 (1L)

-4

DEFENSE

322.9

283.1 (1L)

SACKS

Kawann Short: 11

Von Miller: 11

INTs

Kurt Coleman: 7 (T3L)

Aqib Talib: 3

PUNTING

Andy Lee (Cle.): 46.7 

Riley Dixon (R) (Pre.): 41.9

KICKING

Graham Gano: 146 (2L) (56/59 PAT; 30/36 FG)

Brandon McManus: 125 (35/36 PAT; 30/35 FG)

NOTES

GAME MARKS 1st SB rematch on KO Weekend since 1970 (KC vs. Min)...PANTHERS: Advanced to SB 50...Won division for 6th time (1996, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015) last year...QB CAM NEWTON named NFL MVP in 2015. Became only player ever with 30+ pass TDs (35) & 10+ rush TDs (10) in season...RB JONATHAN STEWART had 1,088 scrimmage yards in 2015, 3rd career season with 1,000+ scrimmage yards...TE GREG OLSEN led team in catches (77) & rec. yards (1,104) last season & had 7 TDs. Only NFL TE with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 8 seasons...LB LUKE KUECHLY led team with 118 tackles in 2015. Since entering NFL in 2012, leads league with 591 tackles. LB THOMAS DAVIS has 816 career tackles, 3rd among active NFC LBs. DE KONY EALY had 3 sacks & INT in SB 50. S KURT COLEMAN has 18 INTs since 2011, tied for 2nd among S (incl. playoffs)...BRONCOS: Won 3rd SB last season...QB TREVOR SIEMIAN makes 1st career start. Broncos are 1st defending SB champ to start QB with 0 career pass att. in season opener...RB C.J. ANDERSON has 5 rush TDs in past 5 at home (incl. playoffs)...WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS led team in catches (105) & rec. yards (1,304) last season. Is only Bronco with 4 consecutive 1,200-yard seasons. Since 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL with 5,787 rec. yards. Only NFL player with 5,500+ rec. yards (5,787) & 40+ rec. TDs (41) since 2012. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 1,135 rec. yards last year, his 2nd consecutive 1,000-yard season...Broncos led NFL in total (283.1 yards per game) & pass defense (199.6 yards per game). LB VON MILLER won SB 50 MVP & had 2.5 sacks with 2 FFs. In past 2 (AFC CG & SB), has 5 sacks, 2 FFs & INT. Since 2011, ranks 2nd in NFL with 60 sacks. LB DE MARCUS WARE is 2nd among active players with 134.5 career sacks. Incl. SB, Ware has 7.5 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in 6 games vs. Car. Ware's teams are 6-0 in those meetings. Since 2008, CB AQIB TALIB leads NFL with 8 INT-TDs.

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

Tampa BayTAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BUCCANEERS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

23-22

 

STREAKS

3 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Dirk Koetter: 0-0

Dan Quinn: 0-2

LAST GAME

12/06/15: Falcons 19 at Buccaneers 23. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston passes for 227 yards with TD & adds rush TD. Buccaneers RB Doug Martin rushes for 95 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/01/15: Buccaneers 23, Falcons 20 (OT). Tampa Bay K Connor Barth kicks GW 31-yard FG in OT. Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston has pass TD & rush TD.

REFEREE

Jeff Triplette

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, David Diehl, Holly Sonders (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 146 (TB), 84 (Atl). XM: 387 (TB), 227 (Atl).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Jameis Winston: 312-535-4042-22-15-84.2

Matt Ryan: 407-614-4591-21-16-89.0

RUSHING

Doug Martin: 288-1402 (2L)-4.9-6

Devonta Freeman: 264-1061-4.0-11 (T1L)

RECEIVING

Mike Evans: 74-1206-16.3-3

Julio Jones: 136 (T1L)-1871 (1L)-13.8-8

OFFENSE

375.9

374.1

TAKE/GIVE

-5

-8

DEFENSE

340.4

347.6

SACKS

Robert Ayers (NYG): 9.5

Dwight Freeney (Az.): 8

INTs

Brent Grimes (Mia.): 4

Ricardo Allen: 3

PUNTING

Bryan Anger (Jax.): 46.3

Matt Bosher: 47.2

KICKING

Roberto Aguayo (R) (Pre.): 31 (7/8 PAT; 8/10 FG)

Matt Bryant: 68 (26/26 PAT; 14/18 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: DIRK KOETTER makes debut as TB head coach...QB JAMEIS WINSTON passed for 4,042 yards in 2015 & was 3rd rookie in NFL history with 4,000+ pass yards. Became 1 of 3 rookies in NFL history with 3,500+ pass yards (4,042), 20+ pass TDs (22) & 5+ rush TDs (6)...RB DOUG MARTIN ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,402 rush yards & was 4th in NFL with 1,673 scrimmage yards. Has 455 scrimmage yards (91 per game) & 4 TDs in 5 career games vs. Atl...WR MIKE EVANS had career-high 74 catches & 1,206 rec. yards last year. WR VINCENT JACKSON has 75+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 vs. Atl. Has 1,000+ rec. yards in 4 of past 5 seasons...LB LAVONTE DAVID had 3rd most tackles (147) in NFL last year. Has 9+ tackles in 5 of past 6 vs. Atl. Since 2013, is only NFL player with 400+ tackles (437), 10+ sacks (11) & 5+ INTs (8). DT GERALD MC COY had 8.5 sacks in 2015, 5th most among NFL DTs. Has 3 consecutive seasons with 8.5+ sacks. CB BRENT GRIMES makes debut with TB. Has 4+ INTs in 5 of past 7 seasons...FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN had 4,591 pass yards last season, his 5th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Passed for 21 TDs in 2015, his 7th consecutive 20+ TD season. Franchise leader in career pass yards (32,757), comp. (2,915), TD passes (202), rating (90.9) & 300-yard pass games (35)...RB DEVONTA FREEMAN led NFL RBs with 14 TDs (11 rush, 3 rec.) last season. Ranked 5th in NFL with 1,634 scrimmage yards (1,056 rush, 578 rec.) in 2015...WR JULIO JONES tied for NFL lead with 136 catches last year, tied for 2nd most in season in NFL history. Became 3rd player in NFL history with 125+ receptions (136) and 1,700+ rec. yards (1,871) in season (MARVIN HARRISON, 2002 & ANTONIO BROWN, 2015)...DE DWIGHT FREENEY makes debut with Atl. Led Az. last season with 8 sacks. Ranks 4th in NFL since 2002 with 119.5 sacks. LB VIC BEASLEY had 5 sacks in 2015, tied for 5th most among NFL rookies. LB PAUL WORRILOW led team with 95 tackles last season. CB DESMOND TRUFANT has 44 PD since entering NFL in 2013, 3rd most in NFL.

 BUFFALO BILLS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BILLS

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied 3-3

 

STREAKS

2 of past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Rex Ryan: 0-3

John Harbaugh: 1-1

LAST GAME

09/29/13: Ravens 20 at Bills 23. Buffalo RB Fred Jackson rushes for 87 yards & TD. Bills LB Kiko Alonso & S Aaron Williams each record 2 INTs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/24/10: Ravens 37, Bills 34 (OT). Baltimore QB Joe Flacco throws for 250 yards & 3 TDs. Ravens K Billy Cundiff kicks GW 38-yard FG in OT.

REFEREE

Brad Allen

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots, Dana Jacobson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (Buf), 134 (Bal). XM: 384 (Buf), 232 (Bal).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Tyrod Taylor: 242-380-3035-20-6-99.4

Joe Flacco: 266-413-2791-14-12-83.1

RUSHING

LeSean McCoy: 203-895-4.4-3

Justin Forsett: 151-641-4.2-2

RECEIVING

Sammy Watkins: 60-1047-17.5-9

Kamar Aiken: 75-944-12.6-5

OFFENSE

360.9

359.3

TAKE/GIVE

+6

-14

DEFENSE

356.4

337.4

SACKS

Jerry Hughes: 5

Elvis Dumervil: 6

INTs

Stephon Gilmore: 3

Jimmy Smith: 3

PUNTING

Colton Schmidt: 46.3

Sam Koch: 46.7

KICKING

Dan Carpenter: 103 (34/40 PAT; 23/27 FG)

Justin Tucker: 128 (29/29 PAT; 33/40 FG)

NOTES

BILLS: QB TYROD TAYLOR was drafted by Bal. in 6th round (No. 180 overall) of 2011 Draft. Spent 1st 4 years (2011-15) with Ravens (14 games, 0 starts). Was 1 of 3 QBs in NFL last season with 3,000+ pass (3,035) & 500+ rush (568) yards...Bills led NFL in rushing (152.0 yards per game) in 2015. RB LE SEAN MC COY is only NFL player with 7,000+ rush (7,050) & 2,000+ rec. (2,266) yards since 2010. Has 209 rushes for 10+ yards since 2010, most in NFL. RB-PR REGGIE BUSH is only active NFL player with 5,000+ rush (5,493), 3,000+ rec. (3,508) & 500+ PR (781) yards...WR SAMMY WATKINS had career-high 1,047 rec. yards & 9 TDs in 2015. Averaged 17.5 yards per catch last year, 2nd best mark in NFL by WR with 1,000+ yards...CB STEPHON GILMORE had team-best 3 INTs last year. Ranked 2nd on club with 18 PD behind CB RONALD DARBY (21). S COREY GRAHAM led team with 122 tackles. LB JERRY HUGHES had club-best 5 sacks last year. Has 25 sacks over past 3 seasons...RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has guided Ravens to playoffs in 6 of 8 seasons as starter. Has 75-47 (.615) record as starting QB. Is franchise leader in pass yards (28,322), TDs (162) & rating (84.7). In only home meeting (10/24/10), passed for 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 111.0 rating...RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 2,323 scrimmage yards (1,907 rush, 416 rec.) over past 2 seasons (1,161.5 yards per season)...WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 13,932 career rec. yards & needs 73 to pass HOFer JAMES LOFTON for 10th in NFL history. Smith & HOFer TIM BROWN are only 2 in NFL history with 900+ catches & TD via run, catch, PR & KR. WR KAMAR AIKEN had career-high 75 catches, 944 yards & 5 TDs in 2015...T RONNIE STANLEY was selected No. 6 overall by Bal. in 2016 NFL Draft...LB TERRELL SUGGS is franchise leader with 106.5 career sacks. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 32.5 sacks in 3 seasons with Bal. LB C.J. MOSLEY has recorded 100+ tackles in each of 1st 2 career seasons. S ERIC WEDDLE makes Bal. debut. Was selected to 3 Pro Bowls with SD. CB JIMMY SMITH led team with 3 INTs in 2015.

CHICAGO BEARS AT HOUSTON TEXANS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BEARS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

 

3-0

STREAKS

 

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

John Fox: 1-3

Bill O'Brien: 0-0

LAST GAME

11/11/12: Texans 13 at Bears 6. Houston RB Arian Foster rushes for 102 yards & has TD reception. Texans' defense forces four turnovers (2 INTs & 2 FRs).

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/28/08: Texans 31, Bears 24. Houston QB Matt Schaub passes for 328 yards & 2 TDs. Texans WR Andre Johnson has 10 receptions for 148 yards & 2 TDs.

REFEREE

Pete Morelli

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Chi), 83 (Hou). XM: 382 (Chi), 226 (Hou).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Jay Cutler: 311-483-3659-21-11-92.3

Brock Osweiler (Den.): 170-275-1967-10-6-86.4

RUSHING

Jeremy Langford: 148-537-3.6-6

Lamar Miller (Mia.): 194-872-4.5-8

RECEIVING

Alshon Jeffery: 54-807-14.9-4

DeAndre Hopkins: 111(3L)-1521 (3L)-13.7-11

OFFENSE

344.6

347.8

TAKE/GIVE

-4

+5

DEFENSE

345.4

310.2 (3L)

SACKS

Lamarr Houston: 7

J.J. Watt: 17.5 (1L)

INTs

Kyle Fuller: 2

Andre Hal: 4

PUNTING

Pat O'Donnell: 44.2

Shane Lechler: 47.3

KICKING

Connor Barth (TB): 92 (25/26 PAT; 23/28 FG)

Nick Novak: 83 (29/31 PAT; 18/21 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER had 3,659 pass yards with 21 TDs & career-high 92.3 passer rating last year. Franchise leader in rating (85.5), comp. (1,939), comp. pct. (61.9) & pass yards (22,384). Has 90+ rating in past 5 on road...RB JEREMY LANGFORD had 6 rush TDs last year, 3rd most among NFC rookies. Has recorded 80+ scrimmage yards or TD in 4 of past 5 on road. RB KA' DEEM CAREY has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5...WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 1,100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 seasons. Has 121 catches for 1,795 yards with 11 TDs on road since 2013. Is 1 of 2 in NFC since 2013 with 120+ catches & 1,700+ rec. yards in road games (JULIO JONES). WR EDDIE ROYAL has 2 rec. TDs in 2 career games vs. Hou. TE ZACH MILLER has 5 TDs in past 8 games...LB LAMARR HOUSTON has sack or INT in 2 of past 3 vs. Hou. LB CHRISTIAN JONES has team-high 147 tackles over past 2 seasons. CB KYLE FULLER ranks 6th among NFC CBs with 117 tackles since 2014...TEXANS: Won AFC South last year, 3rd division title in team history...QB BROCK OSWEILER makes Hou. debut. Started 7 games with Den. in 2015. Made 1st career start at Chi. (11/22/15), completing 20 of 27 (74.1 pct.) for 250 yards with 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 127.1 rating in 17-15 win...RB LAMAR MILLER joins Hou. after 4 seasons in Mia. In past 2 years, has 2,643 scrimmage yards (1,971 rush, 672 rec.) & 19 TDs (16 rush, 3 rec.)...WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS had career-high 111 catches & 1,521 rec. yards last year. Set franchise record with 11 rec. TDs. Only player in team history with 100+ catches, 1,500+ rec. yards & 10+ rec. TDs in season. Had 6 100-yard games in 2015...DE J.J. WATT was named NFL Defensive Player of Year in 2015. Has won award in 3 of past 4 seasons (2012, 2014, 2015). Since entering NFL in 2011, has 74.5 sacks, most in NFL. Only player in NFL history with 2 seasons with 20+ sacks (2012, 2014). LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had career-best 12 sacks last year. LB BRIAN CUSHING led team with 110 tackles in 2015. CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH led team with career-high 22 PD last season.

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

PACKERS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

3-2

 

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike McCarthy: 1-1

Gus Bradley: 0-0

LAST GAME

10/28/12: Jaguars 15 at Packers 24. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 186 yards & 2 TDs. Packers LB Dezman Moses returns blocked punt for TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/14/08: Jaguars 20, Packers 16. Jacksonville QB David Garrard passes for 238 yards & 2 TDs. Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew rushes for GW 2-yard TD with 1:56 left in game

REFEREE

Terry McAulay

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Jason Taylor. SIRIUS: 93 (GB), 119 (Jax). XM: 380 (GB), 230 (Jax).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Aaron Rodgers: 347-572-3821-31-8-92.7

Blake Bortles: 355-606-4428-35 (T2L)-18-88.2

RUSHING

Eddie Lacy: 187-758-4.1-3

T.J. Yeldon: 182-740-4.1-2

RECEIVING

Randall Cobb: 79-829-10.5-6

Allen Robinson: 80-1400-17.5-14 (T1L)

OFFENSE

334.6

348.8

TAKE/GIVE

+5

-10

DEFENSE

346.7

375.0

SACKS

Julius Peppers: 10.5

Jared Odrick: 5.5

INTs

3 tied: 3

Davon House: 4

PUNTING

Jacob Schum (TB): 41.9

Brad Nortman (Car.): 45.4

KICKING

Mason Crosby: 108 (36/36 PAT; 24/28 FG)

Jason Myers: 110 (32/39 PAT; 26/30 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: MIKE MC CARTHY has led team to playoffs in 8 of his 10 seasons as head coach...QB AARON RODGERS has 104.1 career rating, highest in NFL history. In 2015, passed for 3,821 yards & 31 TDs, his 4th time in 5 seasons with 3,000+ yards & 30+ TDs...RB EDDIE LACY has rushed for 3,075 yards (1,025 per season) & 23 TDs in 1st 3 NFL seasons. RB JAMES STARKS was 1 of 4 RBs in 2015 with 600+ rush yards (601), 2+ rush TD (2), 350+ rec. yards (392) & 2+ rec. TD (3)...WR RANDALL COBB led team in catches (79) & was 2nd in rec. yards (829) last season. Ranked 3rd on club with 7 total TDs (6 rec., 1 FR). WR JORDY NELSON had career-high 98 catches & 1,519 rec. yards in 2014. Also had 13 rec. TDs that season...LB JULIUS PEPPERS led team with 10.5 sacks in 2015, his 9th career season with 10+ sacks. Is only player in NFL history with 100+ sacks (136) & 10+ INTs (11). LB CLAY MATTHEWS was 2nd on club with 6.5 sacks in 2015. S HA HA CLINTON-DIX led team with 99 tackles last year...JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for franchise-record 4,428 yards & 35 TDs in 2015. Became youngest QB in NFL history with 4,400+ pass yards, 35+ pass TDs & 300+ rush yards (310) in season. Had 39 completions of 25+ yards last year, tied for most in NFL with Packers QB Rodgers...RB T.J. YELDON was only rookie in 2015 with 700+ rush (740) & 250+ rec. (279) yards. RB CHRIS IVORY led AFC with 1,070 rush yards last year with NYJ, his 1st career 1,000-yard season...WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with career-high 80 catches, 1,400 rec. yards & franchise-record 14 rec. TDs. Had 19+ catches of 25+ yards last year, most in NFL. WR ALLEN HURNS had 1,031 rec. yards & 10 TDs in 2015 & is only undrafted player 24 years or younger with 1,000+ rec. yards & 10+ rec. TDs in season...DE DANTE FOWLER, JR. (No. 3 overall, 2015), CB JALEN RAMSEY (No. 5, 2016) & LB MYLES JACK (No. 36, 2016) will make Jax. debuts. Team had 3 players last year with 100+ tackles: LBs PAUL POSLUSZNY (133) & TELVIN SMITH (128) & S JONATHAN CYPRIEN (107).

San DiegoSAN DIEGO CHARGERS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

CHARGERS

CHIEFS

SERIES LEADER

 

56-54-1

STREAKS

 

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike McCoy: 2-4

Andy Reid: 6-3

LAST GAME

12/13/15: Chargers 3 at Chiefs 10. Kansas City WR Albert Wilson has 4 receptions for 87 yards & TD. Chiefs LB Dee Ford records 7 tackles & 3 sacks.  

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/13/15

REFEREE

Jerome Boger

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 138 (SD), 113 (KC). XM: 386 (SD), 225 (KC).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Philip Rivers: 437-661-4792 (2L)-29-13-93.8

Alex Smith: 307-470-3486-20-7-95.4

RUSHING

Melvin Gordon: 184-641-3.5-0

Jamaal Charles: 71-364-5.1-4

RECEIVING

Danny Woodhead (RB): 80-755-9.4-6

Jeremy Maclin: 87-1088-12.5-8

OFFENSE

371.8

331.2

TAKE/GIVE

-4

+14 (2L)

DEFENSE

361.9

329.3

SACKS

Melvin Ingram: 10.5

Tamba Hali: 6.5

INTs

Jason Verrett: 3

Marcus Peters: 8 (T1L)

PUNTING

Drew Kaser (R) (Pre.): 52.3

Dustin Colquitt: 44.4

KICKING

Josh Lambo: 106 (28/32 PAT; 26/32 FG)

Cairo Santos: 129 (39/41 PAT; 30/37 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS ranked 2nd in NFL in 2015 with 4,792 pass yards. Since 2008, has 34,759 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL. Has 5,157 career pass yards vs. KC, his most vs. opp...RB MELVIN GORDON rushed for 641 yards as rookie in 2015. RB DANNY WOODHEAD led NFL RBs in 2015 with 755 rec. yards & 6 rec. TDs. Tied for most catches by RB with 80...WR KEENAN ALLEN had 15 catches (166 yards) on Kickoff Weekend 2015, most in Week 1 since 1970. In only game at KC, had 9 catches for 124 yards. Had 67 catches in 8 games last year & his 8.4 catches per game mark ranked 3rd in NFL. TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 104 rec. TDs & is 3rd among NFL TEs with 844 catches & 10,644 rec. yards. Has 21 games with 2+ rec. TDs, most by TE in NFL history. Rivers & Gates have combined for 77 TDs, most by QB-TE duo in NFL history...LB MELVIN INGRAM had career-best 10.5 sacks in 2015. Aims for 3rd game in row at KC with sack. CB JASON VERRETT had career-high 12 PD & 3 INTs last year. Had INT in last meeting. LB MANTI TE'O led club with career-high 82 tackles last year...CHIEFS: Have won 10 consecutive regular-season games...QB ALEX SMITH passed for career-high 3,486 yards last year & had 20 pass TDs with 95.4 rating. Since 2011, ranks 2nd in NFL in INT pct. (1.4 pct.)...RB JAMAAL CHARLES has rushed for 7,220 yards on 1,320 att. in career for 5.47 avg., highest in NFL history (min. 1,000 att.). RB CHARCANDRICK WEST rushed for career-high 634 yards & 4 TDs in 2015. Incl. playoffs, RB SPENCER WARE has 6 rush TDs in past 9. Had 2 TDs in Week 11 meeting...WR JEREMY MACLIN led team with career-high 87 catches (most ever by Chiefs WR) for 1,088 yards & 8 TDs in 2015. Has 6 TDs in past 9 (incl. playoffs). TE TRAVIS KELCE had career-best 72 catches & 875 rec. yards in 2015. Tied career-high with 5 TDs...CB MARCUS PETERS won NFL Defensive Rookie of Year & tied for 1st in NFL with 8 INTs & 2 INT-TDs. Has 5 INTs (1 TD) in past 7, incl. playoffs. LB DEE FORD had 3 sacks in last meeting.  LB TAMBA HALI posted 6.5 sacks in 2015 & has 86 in career, 2nd most in franchise history. Has 9 sacks in past 10 meetings.

OaklandOAKLAND RAIDERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

RAIDERS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

 

6-5-1

STREAKS

 

4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jack Del Rio: 1-2

Sean Payton: 2-0

LAST GAME

11/18/12: Saints 38 at Raiders 17. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 219 yards & 3 TDs. Saints WR Lance Moore has 2 TD catches.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/12/08: Saints 34, Raiders 3. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 320 yards & 3 TDs. Saints DE Bobby McCray records 2 sacks & FF.

REFEREE

John Parry

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (Oak), 82 (NO). XM: 388 (Oak), 82 (NO).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Derek Carr: 350-573-3987-32-13-91.1

Drew Brees: 428-627-4870 (1L)-32-11-101.0

RUSHING

Latavius Murray: 266-1066-4.0-6

Mark Ingram: 166-769-4.6-6

RECEIVING

Amari Cooper: 72-1070-14.9-6

Brandin Cooks: 84-1138-13.5-9

OFFENSE

333.5

403.8 (2L)

TAKE/GIVE

+1

+3

DEFENSE

363.6

413.8

SACKS

Khalil Mack: 15.0 (2L)

Cameron Jordan: 10.0

INTs

Reggie Nelson (Cin.): 8 (T1L)

Delvin Breaux: 3

PUNTING

Marquette King: 44.5

Thomas Morstead: 45.6

KICKING

Sebastian Janikowski: 101 (38/39 PAT; 21/26 FG)

Kai Forbath: 60 (33/34 PAT; 9/13 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR passed for career-highs in yards (3,987), TDs (32) & rating (91.1) last season. Only QB in franchise history with 3,500+ pass yards & 30+ pass TDs in season. Had 6 300-yard games in 2015...RB LATAVIUS MURRAY rushed for career-best 1,066 yards & 6 TDs last year...WR AMARI COOPER led all rookies in 2015 with 72 catches & 1,070 rec. yards, both franchise rookie records. Had 5 100-yard games, most by NFL rookie last season. Had 6 rec. TDs, tied for most by rookie. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE led Oak. last year with 85 catches (922 yards) & 9 rec. TDs, both tied for his career high. WR SETH ROBERTS ranked 3rd on club with career-best 5 rec. TDs last season...DE KHALIL MACK ranked 2nd in NFL last season with career-high 15 sacks & 23 tackles for loss. S REGGIE NELSON tied for NFL lead with career-best 8 INTs last year with Cin. LB BRUCE IRVIN joins Oak. after 4 seasons with Sea. Since 2014, Irvin is 1 of 2 in NFL with 10+ sacks (12) & 2+ INT-TDs (2)...SAINTS: QB DREW BREES had league-leading 4,870 pass yards last year, his NFL-record 10th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Has 60,903 career pass yards & became 4th player in NFL history with 60,000+ yards. Needs 459 pass yards to surpass HOFer DAN MARINO (61,361) for 3rd most all-time...RB MARK INGRAM has 2 consecutive season with 1,100+ scrimmage yards. Scored 5+ rush TDs in 4 of past 5 seasons...WR BRANDIN COOKS led team with career-high 1,138 rec. yards with 9 TDs last season. Was 1st Saints WR since 2012 (MARQUES COLSTON & LANCE MOORE) with 1,000-yard rec. season. Has 120+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 games. TE COBY FLEENER makes NO debut. Had career-high 54 catches for 491 yards with 3 TDs last season with Ind...DE CAMERON JORDAN led team with 10 sacks last year. Has 10+ sacks in 2 of past 3 seasons. LB STEPHONE ANTHONY led team as rookie last year with 112 tackles with 5 PDs, 2 FFs & sack. S KENNY VACCARO had 104 tackles in 2015, tied for 4th most by NFC S. In his past 5 games vs. AFC, has 39 tackles, 3 sacks, 2 PDs, INT & FF.

CincinnatiCINCINNATI BENGALS AT NEW YORK JETS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BENGALS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

 

15-8

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Marvin Lewis: 2-4

Todd Bowles: 0-0

LAST GAME

10/27/13: Jets 9 at Bengals 49. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton throws for 325 yards & 5 TDs. Bengals WR Marvin Jones records 8 receptions for 122 yards & 4 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/25/10: Jets 26, Bengals 10. New York QB Mark Sanchez throws for 166 yards & TD. Jets KR Brad Smith has 89-yard KR-TD & rushes for 55 yards with TD.

REFEREE

Clete Blakeman

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 81 (Cin), 133 (NYJ). XM: 381 (Cin), 229 (NYJ).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Andy Dalton: 255-386-3250-25-7-106.3 (2L)

Ryan Fitzpatrick: 335-562-3905-31-15-88.0

RUSHING

Jeremy Hill: 223-794-3.6-11 (T1L)

Matt Forté (Chi.): 218-898-4.1-4

RECEIVING

A.J. Green: 86-1297-15.1-10

Brandon Marshall: 109-1502-13.8-14 (T1L)

OFFENSE

358.0

370.3

TAKE/GIVE

+11 (3L)

+6

DEFENSE

340.8

318.6

SACKS

Carlos Dunlap: 13.5

Muhammad Wilkerson: 12

INTs

Adam Jones: 3

Marcus Williams: 6

PUNTING

Kevin Huber: 45.8

Lachlan Edwards (R) (Pre.): 46.5

KICKING

Mike Nugent: 117 (48/49 PAT; 23/28 FG)

Nick Folk: 58 (19/19 PAT; 13/16 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Won AFC North in 2015 & have made playoffs in 5 consecutive seasons. Tied team record with 12 wins last year...QB ANDY DALTON has 50-26-1 (.656) record, highest win pct. by Bengals QB (min. 20 starts). Had career-high 106.3 rating in 2015, highest mark in franchise history. Passed for career-high 5 TDs with 325 yards & 125.7 rating in last meeting...RB JEREMY HILL tied for 1st in NFL with 11 rush TDs last year. Has 7 rush TDs in past 8 (incl. playoffs). RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 1,000+ scrimmage yards in all 3 career seasons...WR A.J. GREEN led team with 1,297 rec. yards & joined RANDY MOSS (6) as only players in NFL history with 5+ consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to begin career. Had 3 catches for 115 yards (38.3 avg.) in last meeting...DE CARLOS DUNLAP had franchise-record 13.5 sacks in 2015. DT GENO ATKINS has 40 sacks since 2011, most by NFL DT. Had sack in last game vs. NYJ. CB ADAM JONES had 60-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Only active player with 2+ INT-TDs (2) & 5+ PR-TDs (5) in career...JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK set franchise record with 31 pass TDs last season. Had career-high 3,905 pass yards, 2nd most by NYJ QB in season (HOFer JOE NAMATH)...RB MATT FORTÉ makes NYJ debut. Since entering NFL in 2008, has 12,718 scrimmage yards (8,602 rush, 4,116 rec.), most in NFL...Last year, WR BRANDON MARSHALL set franchise records in catches (109) & rec. yards (1,502) & tied team mark in rec. TD (14). Is only player in NFL history with 6 100-catch seasons. WR ERIC DECKER had 80 catches for 1,027 yards & 12 TDs in 2015. In 2 career meetings, has 13 catches for 212 yards (106 per game) & 4 TDs (2 in each game). Marshall & Decker each had rec. TD in same game 9 times in 2015, most ever by teammates in season...DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON had career-high 12 sacks last year. Has 6 sacks in past 4 at home. Had sack & INT in last game vs. Cin. CB DARRELLE REVIS was only player in NFL last season with 5+ INTs (5) & 4+ FRs (4). LB DAVID HARRIS had 108 tackles in 2015 & led team in tackles for 7th consecutive season.

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BROWNS

EAGLES

SERIES LEADER

31-16-1

 

STREAKS

 

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Hue Jackson: 0-0

Doug Pederson: 0-0

LAST GAME

09/09/12: Eagles 17 at Browns 16. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick throws for 317 yards & 2 TDs. Eagles TE Clay Harbor has GW 4-yard TD catch with 1:23 remaining in 4th quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/15/08: Eagles 30, Browns 10. Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb throws for 290 yards & 2 TDs. Eagles CB Asante Samuel has 50-yard INT-TD.

REFEREE

Walt Anderson

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 112 (Cle), 132 (Phi). XM: 385 (Cle), 231 (Phi).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Robert Griffin III (Pre.): 22-38-313-3-1-100.0

Carson Wentz (R) (Pre.): 12-24-89-0-1-41.8

RUSHING

Isaiah Crowell: 185-706-3.8-4

Ryan Mathews: 106-539-5.1-6

RECEIVING

Gary Barnidge (TE): 79-1043-13.2-9

Jordan Matthews: 85-997-11.7-8

OFFENSE

331.9

364.4

TAKE/GIVE

-9

-5

DEFENSE

379.2

401.6

SACKS

Christian Kirksey: 3.5

Fletcher Cox: 9.5

INTs

Jordan Poyer: 2

4 tied: 2

PUNTING

Britton Colquitt (Den.): 43.6

Donnie Jones: 47.0

KICKING

Patrick Murray (Pre.): 9 (3/3 PAT; 2/3 FG) 

Caleb Sturgis: 89 (35/37 PAT; 18/22 FG)

NOTES

BOTH TEAMS have new head coaches: HUE JACKSON (Cle.) & DOUG PEDERSON (Phi.)...BROWNS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III makes Cle. debut. Has 5 starts vs. Phi. with 98.3 rating. In 11/18/12 meeting (with Was.), completed 14 of 15 (93.3 pct.) for 200 yards with 4 TDs & 0 INTs for 158.3 rating. Also rushed for 84 yards...T JOE THOMAS is only OL in NFL history to be selected to Pro Bowl in each of 1st 9 seasons. Has started all 144 games in career...RB ISAIAH CROWELL led team in 2015 with 706 rush yards & 4 rush TDs. RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. ranked 4th among NFL RBs last season with 61 catches (534 yards)...TE GARY BARNIDGE had career-high 79 catches for 1,043 yards & 9 TDs in 2015. His 9 rec. TDs tied HOFer OZZIE NEWSOME (1979) for most ever by Browns TE. WR COREY COLEMAN was selected No. 15 overall by Cle. in 2016 NFL Draft. Won 2015 Biletnikoff Award as NCAA's best receiver...Since 2010, CBs TRAMON WILLIAMS (92) & JOE HADEN (90) are top 2 in NFL in PD. LB DEMARIO DAVIS joins Cle. after 4 years with NYJ. Has started all 48 games & has 305 tackles in past 3 seasons...EAGLES: QB CARSON WENTZ was selected No. 2 overall by Phi. in 2016 NFL Draft. Led North Dakota State to back-to-back NCAA Division I FCS national championships (2014-15)...RB RYAN MATHEWS had 5.1 rush avg. last season, 4th best among NFL RBs. Has rush TD in 5 of past 9...WR JORDAN MATTHEWS has 152 catches since 2014, 10th-most receptions in NFL history through 1st 2 seasons of career. WR DORIAL GREEN-BECKHAM makes Phi. debut. Led rookies with 17.2 yards per catch average in 2015 with Ten. (min. 32 rec.). TE ZACH ERTZ has 450 rec. yards in past 4 & joined JIMMY GRAHAM as only NFL TEs with 450+ yards over 4-game span since 2013...DT FLETCHER COX has 8.5 sacks in past 12 games. LB CONNOR BARWIN has 6.5 sacks in past 6 vs. AFC. S MALCOLM JENKINS had career-high 104 tackles with 10 PDs & 3 FFs last year. S RODNEY MC LEOD makes Phi. debut. Had career-high 81 tackles with 3 FFs last season with Rams.

MinnesotaMINNESOTA VIKINGS AT TENNESSEE TITANS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

VIKINGS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

8-4

 

STREAKS

5 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Zimmer: 0-0

Mike Mularkey: 0-1

LAST GAME

10/07/12: Titans 7 at Vikings 30. Minnesota QB Christian Ponder throws for 258 yards & 2 TDs. Vikings WR Percy Harvin has 108 receiving yards & scores 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush). 

LAST GAME AT SITE

09/28/08: Titans 30, Vikings 17. Tennessee rushes for 3 TDs led by RBs Chris Johnson (2) & LenDale White (1). Titans' defense forces 4 turnovers (3 FR, 1 INT) & records 4 sacks.

REFEREE

Walt Coleman

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Krista Pink (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Min), 121 (Ten). XM: 226 (Min), 228 (Ten).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Sam Bradford (Phi.): 346-532-3725-19-14-86.4

Marcus Mariota: 230-370-2818-19-10-91.5

RUSHING

Adrian Peterson: 327-1485 (1L)-4.5-11 (T1L)

DeMarco Murray (Phi.): 193-702-3.6-6

RECEIVING

Stefon Diggs: 52-720-13.8-4

Delanie Walker (TE): 94-1088-11.6-6

OFFENSE

321.2

311.8

TAKE/GIVE

+5

-14

DEFENSE

344.2

342.2

SACKS

Everson Griffen: 10.5

Jurrell Casey, Brian Orakpo: 7

INTs

Terence Newman: 3

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

Jeff Locke: 41.6

Brett Kern: 47.4

KICKING

Blair Walsh: 135 (33/37 PAT; 34/39 FG)

Ryan Succop: 71 (29/31 PAT; 14/16 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS: Won NFC North last season, 1st division title since 2009...QB SAM BRADFORD passed for career-high 3,725 yards with 19 TDs last year with Phi. Set single-season Eagles records for comp. (346) & comp. pct. (65.03)...RB ADRIAN PETERSON led NFL in rushing (1,485 yards) & tied for NFL lead with 11 rush TDs last year. Is 1 of 3 in NFL history (HOFers MARION MOTLEY & CURTIS MARTIN) to lead NFL in rushing at 30+ years old...WR STEFON DIGGS led NFC rookies with 720 rec. yards & ranked 2nd with 52 catches in 2015. KR-WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON led NFL with 31.8 KR avg. & 2 KR-TDs last year. Since entering NFL in 2013, leads NFL with 30.1 KR avg. & 4 KR-TDs...DE EVERSON GRIFFEN reached 10+ sacks (10.5) for 2nd consecutive season in 2015. LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 92 tackles last year. LB ANTHONY BARR had 67 tackles last year & has 65+ tackles in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons. CB TERENCE NEWMAN (12) led club in PD & INT (3) in 2015, his most INT in season since 2011 (4 with Dal.)... TITANS: MIKE MULARKEY was named 18th head coach in team history in Jan...QB MARCUS MARIOTA had 4 games with 3+ TD passes in 2015, tying PEYTON MANNING for most by rookie. Became only rookie in NFL history to have 2 games with 4+ pass TDs & 0 INTs...RB DE MARCO MURRAY makes Ten. debut. Since 2013, leads all active players with 28 rush TDs & is 2nd with 3,668 rush yards. RB DERRICK HENRY was selected No. 45 overall in 2016 NFL Draft. Won 2015 Heisman Trophy at Alabama...TE DELANIE WALKER set franchise TE records with 94 catches & 1,088 rec. yards last year. WR ANDRE JOHNSON joins Ten. & is active leader in catches (1,053) and rec. yards (14,100). Averages 76.2 rec. yards per game, 4th best mark in NFL history (min. 100 games)...Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY has 22.5 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO has 47 career sacks & needs 3 to reach 50. S RASHAD JOHNSON joins Ten. from Az. Is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 3+ INT-TDs (3) since 2012 (incl. playoffs).

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

8-3

 

STREAKS

4 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Adam Gase: 0-0

Pete Carroll: 3-6

LAST GAME

11/25/12: Seahawks 21 at Dolphins 24. Miami QB Ryan Tannehill throws for 253 yards & TD. Dolphins K Dan Carpenter kicks GW 43-yard FG as time expires.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/21/04: Seahawks 24, Dolphins 17. Seattle RB Shaun Alexander rushes for 96 yards & TD. Seahawks S Michael Boulware has 63-yard INT-TD with 0:56 remaining in 4th quarter.

REFEREE

John Hussey

BROADCAST

CBS (4:05 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 81 (Mia), 113 (Sea). XM: 381 (Mia), 225 (Sea).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Ryan Tannehill: 363-586-4208-24-12-88.7

Russell Wilson: 329-483-4024-34-8-110.1 (1L)

RUSHING

Arian Foster (Hou.): 63-163-2.6-1

Thomas Rawls: 147-830-5.6-4

RECEIVING

Jarvis Landry: 110-1157-10.5-4

Doug Baldwin: 78-1069-13.7-14 (T1L)

OFFENSE

331.7

378.6

TAKE/GIVE

-3

+7

DEFENSE

376.2

291.8 (2L)

SACKS

Cameron Wake: 7

Michael Bennett: 10

INTs

Reshad Jones: 5

Earl Thomas: 5

PUNTING

Matt Darr: 47.6 (3L)

Jon Ryan: 45.7

KICKING

Andrew Franks: 72 (33/36 PAT; 13/16 FG)

Steven Hauschka: 127 (40/44 PAT; 29/31 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: 1st game as head coach for ADAM GASE...QB RYAN TANNEHILL aims for 3rd consecutive 4,000-yard pass season. Tannehill & HOFer DAN MARINO are only QBs in franchise history with 4,000-yard pass season...RB ARIAN FOSTER makes Mia. debut. Is only NFL player since 2010 with 6,000+ rush yards (6,215), 50+ rush TDs (51) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,175)...WR JARVIS LANDRY had franchise-record 110 receptions in 2015. Has 194 career catches, most by any NFL player in 1st 2 seasons. WR KENNY STILLS averaged 16.3 yards per catch in 2015 (27 catches for 440 yards). WR DE VANTE PARKER has 13 catches for 286 yards & TD in past 3...Since 2010, DE CAMERON WAKE has 64.5 sacks, 3rd most in NFL. DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 91.5 sacks since 2007, 3rd most in NFL. Since entering NFL in 2010, DT NDAMUKONG SUH has 42 sacks, 2nd most by NFL DT. S RESHAD JONES was only player in NFL last year with 100+ tackles (135), 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ sacks (2)...SEAHAWKS: Advanced to playoffs for 4th consecutive season in 2015. Have won 10+ games in each of past 4 seasons...QB RUSSELL WILSON led NFL with 110.1 rating last season. In 2015, became 1st QB in NFL history with 4,000+ pass yards (4,024), 30+ pass TDs (34) & 500+ rush yards (553) in season...RB THOMAS RAWLS led team with 830 rush yards & 4 TDs last season. Has rushed for 756 yards (108 per game) & 4 TDs in 7 career starts. Seahawks are 6-1 when Rawls starts...WR DOUG BALDWIN tied for NFL lead with 14 TDs last season & led team with career-high 78 catches & 1,069 yards. KR-PR-WR TYLER LOCKETT joined HOFer GALE SAYERS (1965) as only rookies in NFL history with 5+ rec. TD (6), KR-TD & PR-TD...DE MICHAEL BENNETT led team with career-high 10 sacks last year. Has recorded 7+ sacks in each of past 4 seasons. LBs K.J. WRIGHT (116) & BOBBY WAGNER (114) led team in tackles in 2015. Wagner has 100+ tackles in all 4 NFL seasons. CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 26 INTs since 2011. In 2015, S EARL THOMAS led team & tied career-high with 5 INTs.

NEW YORK GIANTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

GIANTS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

 

62-43-2

STREAKS

 

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ben McAdoo: 0-0

Jason Garrett: 7-5

LAST GAME

10/25/15: Cowboys 20 at Giants 27. New York KR Dwayne Harris has 100-yard KR-TD. Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie records 2 INTs, including 58-yard TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

09/13/15: Giants 26, Cowboys 27. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 356 yards & 3 TDs, including GW 7-yard TD to TE Jason Witten with seven seconds remaining.

REFEREE

Ronald Torbert

BROADCAST

FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (NYG), 82 (Dal). XM: 380 (NYG), 82 (Dal).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Eli Manning: 387-618-4436-35 (T2L)-14-93.6

Dak Prescott (R) (Pre.): 39-50-454-5-0-137.8

RUSHING

Rashad Jennings: 195-863-4.4-3

Ezekiel Elliott (R) (Pre.): 7-48-6.9-0

RECEIVING

Odell Beckham: 96-1450-15.1-13

Jason Witten (TE): 77-713-9.3-3

OFFENSE

372.3

335.1

TAKE/GIVE

+7

-22

DEFENSE

420.3

348.1

SACKS

Olivier Vernon (Mia.): 7.5

Tyrone Crawford: 5

INTs

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: 3

Jeff Heath: 2

PUNTING

Brad Wing: 44.5

Chris Jones: 45.2

KICKING

Randy Bullock (Hou./NYJ): 79 (22/25 PAT; 19/23 FG)

Dan Bailey: 115 (25/25 PAT; 30/32 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS: BEN MC ADOO makes debut as NYG head coach...QB ELI MANNING has started 183 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. In 2015, passed for 4,000+ (4,432) yards for franchise-record 5th time. Threw 35 TDs last season, 2nd most in season in franchise history (HOFer Y.A. TITTLE, 36 in 1963). Has 100+ rating in 3 of past 6 games vs. Dal...RB RASHAD JENNINGS had career-high 1,159 scrimmage yards (863 rush, 296 rec.) with 4 TDs last year...WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. had 96 receptions last year, 2nd most in season in franchise history. Has 2,755 career rec. yards (1,305 in 2014 & 1,450 in 2015), most by player in 1st 2 seasons in NFL history...DE OLIVIER VERNON makes NYG debut. Had 7.5 sacks last year with Mia. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE has 7 career TDs (6 INTs, 1 FR) & averages 56.9 yards per TD. Had 2 INTs, incl. 58-yard TD, in last meeting. S LANDON COLLINS tied for 2nd among NFC S with 108 tackles last season...COWBOYS: QB DAK PRESCOTT was selected in 4th Round (No. 135 overall) by Dal. in 2016 NFL Draft. Is all-time leading passer in Mississippi St. history with 9,376 yards & 70 TDs. Led NFL with 137.8 rating & 5 pass TDs in preseason...RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT was selected No. 4 overall by Dal. in 2016 NFL Draft. Was named 2015 Big Ten Offensive Player of Year & RB of Year. RB ALFRED MORRIS makes debut with Dal. Since entering NFL in 2012, ranks 2nd in league with 4,713 rush yards & tied for 5th with 29 TDs....Since 2012, WR DEZ BRYANT ranks 2nd with 44 rec. TD. Has 1,200+ rec. yards in 3 of past 4 seasons. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had career-highs in catches (52) & rec. yards (840) last season with 3 TDs...TE JASON WITTEN (1,020) is 1 of 2 TEs in NFL history with 1,000+ catches. Ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 11,215 rec. yards...LB SEAN LEE led team with 128 tackles last season. Has 12 INTs since entering NFL in 2010, most by LB. S BARRY CHURCH has 100+ tackles in 2 of past 3 seasons...K DAN BAILEY has highest FG pct. (90.6) in franchise history (min. 100 FG made).

DETROIT LIONS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

LIONS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

 

21-18-2

STREAKS

 

Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jim Caldwell: 0-0

Chuck Pagano: 1-0

LAST GAME

12/02/12: Colts 35 at Lions 33. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck throws for 391 yards & 4 TDs, including GW 14-yard TD to WR Donnie Avery as time expires.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/14/08: Colts 31, Lions 21. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 318 yards & TD. Colts TE Dallas Clark records 12 catches for 142 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Ed Hochuli

BROADCAST

FOX (4:25 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 83 (Ind). XM: 382 (Det), 226 (Ind).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Matthew Stafford: 398-592-4262-32-13-97.0

Andrew Luck: 162-293-1881-15-12-74.9

RUSHING

Ameer Abdullah: 143-597-4.2-2

Frank Gore: 260-967-3.7-6

RECEIVING

Golden Tate: 90-813-9.0-6

T.Y. Hilton: 69-1124-16.3-5

OFFENSE

346.7

321.4

TAKE/GIVE

-6

-5

DEFENSE

349.6

379.1

SACKS

Ezekiel Ansah: 14.5 (3L)

Kendall Langford, Robert Mathis: 7.0

INTs

Glover Quin: 4

Mike Adams: 5

PUNTING

Sam Martin: 46.0

Pat McAfee: 47.7 (2L)

KICKING

Matt Prater: 102 (36/39 PAT; 22/24 FG)

Adam Vinatieri: 107 (32/35 PAT; 25/27 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 4,262 yards in 2015, his 5th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Has 23,174 pass yards since 2011, 3rd most in NFL. Since 2011, averages 289.7 pass yards per game, 2nd among NFC QBs (DREW BREES)...RB-KR AMEER ABDULLAH was 2nd in NFL with 29.1 KR avg. last year. RB THEO RIDDICK led NFC RBs with 80 catches in 2015...WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 1,009 career catches, 1 of 13 in NFL history with 1,000+ catches. WR GOLDEN TATE has 189 catches in past 2 seasons, 5th most in NFL. Has 4 TDs in past 4 games...DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 12.5 sacks, 4 FFs & 2 FRs in past 13. Led NFC with 14.5 sacks last season. DE DEVIN TAYLOR has 4.5 sacks in past 6. DT HALOTI NGATA had INT in last meeting vs. Ind. (10/5/14 w/ Bal.). CB DARIUS SLAY led team with 13 PD last year. S GLOVER QUIN has 39 tackles, 7 PD & FR in 8 games vs. Ind....K MATT PRATER ranked 4th in NFC in 2015 with 91.7 FG pct. (22/24). Has 100+ points in 3 of past 4 seasons...COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 391 yards & 4 TDs – incl. GW TD with no time remaining – in only start vs. Det. Has 14,838 career pass yards & needs 162 to reach 15,000. Can reach mark in 56th career game & would be tied for 2nd fastest in NFL history...RB FRANK GORE leads active players with 12,040 rush yards. Has rush TD in all 5 career games vs. Det. In 5 career meetings, has 590 rush yards (118 per game)...Since 2014, WR T.Y. HILTON is averaging 16.4 yards per catch, best mark in NFL (min. 100 catches). Has recorded 1,000+ rec. yards & 5+ TDs in 3 consecutive seasons. Had 6 catches for 100 yards in only meeting...C RYAN KELLY was selected No. 18 by Ind. in 2016 NFL Draft. Won 2015 Rimington Trophy at Alabama as NCAA's top center...LB D'QWELL JACKSON led team with 150 tackles in 2015 & has led club in tackles in both seasons with Ind. DE ROBERT MATHIS ranks 4th among active NFL players with 118 sacks. Is tied for 1st among active NFL players with 47 def. FFs...K ADAM VINATIERI ranks 3rd in NFL history in FGs (503) & points (2,253).

SUNDAY NIGHT

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

PATRIOTS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

 

7-6

STREAKS

5 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill Belichick: 3-1

Bruce Arians: 0-0       

LAST GAME

09/16/12: Cardinals 20 at Patriots 18. Arizona QB Kevin Kolb throws TD pass to WR Andre Roberts & adds rush TD. Cardinals' defense records 4 sacks & INT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

09/19/04: Patriots 23, Cardinals 12. New England QB Tom Brady throws for 219 yards & 2 TDs. Patriots RB Corey Dillon rushes for 158 yards.

REFEREE

Tony Corrente

BROADCAST

NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (NE), 81 (Az). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (NE), 225 (Az).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Jimmy Garoppolo (Pre.): 36-54-406-1-0-95.1

Carson Palmer: 342-537-4671-35 (T2L)-11-104.6 (3L)

RUSHING

LeGarrette Blount: 165-703-4.3-6

Chris Johnson: 196-814-4.2-3

RECEIVING

Rob Gronkowski (TE): 72-1176-16.3-11

Larry Fitzgerald: 109-1215-11.1-9

OFFENSE

374.4

408.3 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

+7

+9

DEFENSE

339.4

321.7

SACKS

Jabaal Sheard: 8

Chandler Jones (NE): 12.5

INTs

Ryan: 4

Tyrann Mathieu: 5

PUNTING

Ryan Allen: 46.0

Drew Butler: 42.9

KICKING

Stephen Gostkowski: 151 (1L) (52/52 PAT; 33/36 FG)

Chandler Catanzaro: 137 (3L) (53/58 PAT; 28/31 FG)

NOTES

PATRIOTS: Only team in NFL history to win 12 division titles in 13 seasons. Have won 12+ games in 6 consecutive seasons, 2nd team to accomplish feat (Ind., 2003-09)...QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO makes 1st career NFL start. In preseason, completed 36 of 54 (66.7 pct.) for 406 yards with 1 TD & 0 INTs for 95.1 rating...RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 120 yards & 2 TDs in only game vs. Az. (10/31/10 with TB)...TE ROB GRONKOWSKI led team with 11 TD catches in 2015 & is only TE in NFL history with 5 career 10+ TD seasons. Since entering NFL in 2010, has 65 rec. TDs, most in NFL. WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 7 rec. TDs in past 8. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has 263 catches since 2012, 4th most by NFL TE. Spent previous 3 seasons in Chi...LB JAMIE COLLINS led team in tackles (89) in 2015 for 2nd consecutive season. CBs MALCOLM BUTLER (15) & LOGAN RYAN (14) led team in PD in 2015. Ryan also ranked 1st on club with 4 INTs last year...CARDINALS: Set franchise record with 13 wins, won NFC West & advanced to NFC Champ Game last season. Scored team-record 489 points (30.6 avg.) & led NFL in total offense (408.3 yards per game) in 2015...QB CARSON PALMER set franchise record with 35 pass TDs, 4,671 pass yards & 104.6 rating in 2015. Is only QB in team history with 2 4,000-yard seasons. Had 100+ passer rating in 11 games last year, most in NFL...RB DAVID JOHNSON led NFL rookies with 13 total TDs last season...WR LARRY FITZGERALD had team-record 109 catches in 2015, his 3rd 100-catch season. Had 1,215 rec. yards, his club-record 7th 1,000-yard season. WR JOHN BROWN had career-high 65 catches, 1,003 yards & 7 TDs last season...LB DEONE BUCANNON led team with 109 tackles in 2015. Was 1 of 2 in NFL with 100+ tackles, 3+ sacks, 3+ FFs & INT last season. LB CHANDLER JONES makes Az. debut. Had career-high 12.5 sacks last season with NE. S TYRANN MATHIEU tied for team lead with 5 INTs in 2015.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2016

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

STEELERS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

 

42-32-3

STREAKS

Past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Tomlin: 2-0

Jay Gruden: 0-0

LAST GAME

10/28/12: Redskins 12 at Steelers 27. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger throws for 222 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers TE Heath Miller has 4 catches, including TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/03/08: Steelers 23, Redskins 6. Pittsburgh RB Willie Parker rushes for 70 yards & TD. Steelers QB Byron Leftwich throws for 129 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Craig Wrolstad

BROADCAST

ESPN (7:10 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 132 (Pit), 81 (Was). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Pit), 225 (Was).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Ben Roethlisberger: 319-469-3938-21-16-94.5

Kirk Cousins: 379-543-4166-29-11-101.6

RUSHING

DeAngelo Williams: 200-907-4.5-11 (T1L)

Matt Jones: 144-490-3.4-3

RECEIVING

Antonio Brown: 136 (T1L)-1834 (2L)-13.5-10

Jordan Reed (TE): 87-952-10.9-11

OFFENSE

395.4 (3L)

353.8

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+5

DEFENSE

363.1

380.6

SACKS

Cam Heyward: 7

Ryan Kerrigan: 9.5

INTs

Michael Mitchell: 3

Josh Norman (Car.): 4

PUNTING

Jordan Berry: 42.6

Tress Way: 46.1

KICKING

Chris Boswell: 113 (26/27 PAT; 29/32 FG)

Dustin Hopkins: 114 (39/40 PAT; 25/28 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: Have 41 wins on Kickoff Weekend, most by AFC team...QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER led NFL with 328.2 pass yards per game in 2015 (3,938 yards in 12 games), 3rd-highest single-season avg. in NFL history. Has won 9 of past 11 starts on MNF. Is 3-0 in career as starter vs. Was...RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS tied for 1st in NFL with 11 rush TDs & ranked 3rd among AFC RBs with 1,274 scrimmage yards in 2015...Last year, WR ANTONIO BROWN had career-best 136 catches, tied for 2nd most in season in NFL history. Was 2nd in NFL with franchise-record 1,834 rec. yards. Has 265 catches in past 2 seasons, most ever in any 2-year span. Has 110+ catches in 3 consecutive seasons. Since 2013, leads NFL with 375 catches & 5,031 rec. yards...LBs LAWRENCE TIMMONS (119) & RYAN SHAZIER (87) led team in tackles last year. DE CAMERON HEYWARD led team with 7 sacks & 15 tackles for loss in 2015. LB JAMES HARRISON had 1.5 sacks in last game at Was...REDSKINS: Won NFC East in 2015. Have 48 wins in home openers, 5th most in NFC...QB KIRK COUSINS set club record last year with 4,166 pass yards. Was 1st QB in team history to pass for 4,000+ yards & 25+ TDs (29) in season. Had career-high 101.6 rating in 2015. Aims for 7th game in row with 100+ rating...RB MATT JONES had 794 scrimmage yards (490 rush, 304 rec.) & 4 TDs as rookie in 2015...TE JORDAN REED led team in catches (87), rec. yards (952) & rec. TDs (11) last season. Has 29 catches for 378 yards (94.5 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4. Since entering NFL in 2008, WR DE SEAN JACKSON averages 17.7 yards per catch (442 catches for 7,814 rec. yards), highest in NFL...LB RYAN KERRIGAN had 9.5 sacks in 2015. Since entering NFL in 2011, is 1 of 2 with 45+ sacks (47.5) & 2+ INT-TDs (2). CB JOSH NORMAN makes debut with Was. Had career-high 4 INTs & ranked 2nd in NFC with 18 PD last season with Car. S DE ANGELO HALL has 58 tackles, 2 INTs & INT-TD in past 10 vs. AFC.

Los AngelesLOS ANGELES RAMS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

RAMS

49ERS

SERIES LEADER

 

65-64-3

STREAKS

2 of past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jeff Fisher: 5-6-1

Chip Kelly: 1-0

LAST GAME

01/03/16: Rams 16 at 49ers 19 (OT). San Francisco QB Blaine Gabbert passes for 354 yards & TD. 49ers K Phil Dawson kicks 23-yard GW FG in OT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

01/03/16

REFEREE

Bill Vinovich

BROADCAST

ESPN (10:20 PM ET): Chris Berman, Steve Young, Lindsay Czarniak (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (LA), 137 (SF). XM: 88 (WW1), 228 (LA), 227 (SF).

2015 STATS

PASSING

Case Keenum: 76-125-828-4-1-87.7

Blaine Gabbert: 178-282-2031-10-7-86.2

RUSHING

Todd Gurley: 229-1106 (3L)-4.8-10

Carlos Hyde: 115-470-4.1-3

RECEIVING

Tavon Austin: 52-473-9.1-5

Torrey Smith: 33-663-20.1-4

OFFENSE

297.6

303.8

TAKE/GIVE

+5

-5

DEFENSE

367.8

387.4

SACKS

Aaron Donald: 11

Ahmad Brooks: 6.5

INTs

Trumaine Johnson: 7 (T3L)

Tramaine Brock: 3

PUNTING

Johnny Hekker: 47.9 (1L)

Bradley Pinion: 43.6

KICKING

Greg Zuerlein: 86 (26/28 PAT; 20/30 FG)

Phil Dawson: 92 (20/21 PAT; 24/27 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: Franchise returns to Los Angeles for 1st time since 1994...QB CASE KEENUM has won 3 of his past 4 starts...RB TODD GURLEY named 2015 AP Offensive Rookie of Year. Led NFL rookies with 1,106 rush yards & 10 rush TDs. Joined HOFer ERIC DICKERSON (1983) as only Rams rookies with 1,000+ rush yards & 10+ rush TDs. Was 1st Rams rookie RB with 1,000+ rush yards since HOFer JEROME BETTIS (1993)...In 2015, WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN became 1st player in NFL since HOFer GALE SAYERS (1965) with 5+ rec., 4+ rush & 1+ PR TDs in single season. Has 19 career TDs (9 rec., 7 rush, 3 PR). Had career-high 907 scrimmage yards (473 rec., 434 rush) in 2015. WR KENNY BRITT has 80+ rec. yards or TD catch in past 3 games...DT AARON DONALD tied for lead among DTs with 11 sacks last year. DE WILLIAM HAYES has 15 tackles, 4.5 sacks & FF in 5 career games at SF. DE ROBERT QUINN has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 vs. SF. LB ALEC OGLETREE has 28 tackles & 2 FFs in 4 games vs. SF. CB TRUMAINE JOHNSON had career-high 7 INTs in 2015. Has INT in 4 of past 5 games...K GREG ZUERLEIN has 2 career 60+ yard FGs & is 1 of 2 players in NFL history (SEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI) with multiple career 60+ yard FGs...49ERS: CHIP KELLY makes debut as SF head coach. Complied 26-21 record as head coach of Eagles (2013-15) & led Phi. to 2013 NFC East Division title...QB BLAINE GABBERT has 85+ passer rating in 5 of past 7. Passed for 354 yards & TD for 86.7 passer rating in last start vs. Rams...RB CARLOS HYDE has 60+ scrimmage yards in 5 of past 7. RB SHAUN DRAUGHN has 438 scrimmage yards (73 per game) in his past 6 games...WR TORREY SMITH had 5 catches for 152 yards (30.4 avg.) & 3 TDs in 9/25/11 game vs. Rams (with Bal). WR-PR JEREMY KERLEY makes 49ers debut. In 2015 with NYJ, had career-high 411 PR yards, ranked 2nd in NFL (DARREN SPROLES, 446)...TE VANCE MC DONALD has 3 games with 60+ rec. yards & TD in his past 6...LB NA VORRO BOWMAN led NFL with 154 tackles last year. In his past 4 games vs. Rams, has 38 tackles, 3 sacks & 2 FFs. LB AHMAD BROOKS has 3.5 sacks in past 6 vs. Rams.?

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