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WEEK 15 MATCHUP NOTES
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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15

LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-9) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

RAMS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

 

21-15

STREAKS

Past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

John Fassel: 0-0

Pete Carroll: 7-7

LAST WEEK

L 42-14 vs. Atlanta

L 38-10 at Green Bay

LAST GAME

9/18/16: Seahawks 3 at Rams 9. Los Angeles K Greg Zuerlein makes 3 FGs & scores all 9 points. Rams LB Alec Ogletree has 9 tackles, FF & FR.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/27/15: Rams 23, Seahawks 17. Rams RB Todd Gurley rushes for 83 yards & TD. Rams LB Akeem Ayers has 8 tackles & 2 FR, including 45-yard FR-TD.

REFEREE

Brad Allen

BROADCAST

NBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 83 (LA), 81 (Sea). XM: 226 (LA), 225 (Sea).

STATS

PASSING

Jared Goff (R): 75-136-744-4-5-65.3

Russell Wilson: 286-443-3382-13-10-88.1

RUSHING

Todd Gurley: 227-740-3.3-5

Thomas Rawls: 72-293-4.1-2

RECEIVING

Kenny Britt: 63-937-14.9-5

Doug Baldwin: 74-878-11.9-5

OFFENSE

286.2

357.6

TAKE/GIVE

-11

0

DEFENSE

340.5

330.2

SACKS

Aaron Donald: 7

Cliff Avril: 10

INTs

Mark Barron: 2

Richard Sherman: 4

PUNTING

Johnny Hekker: 47.6

Jon Ryan: 44.8

KICKING

Greg Zuerlein: 68 (20/20 PAT; 16/19 FG)

Steven Hauschka: 104 (23/27 PAT; 27/30 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: Rookie QB JARED GOFF has 4 TD passes in 2 career road games. Had 1st career rush TD in Week 14...RB TODD GURLEY rushed for 83 yards & TD in only meeting at Sea…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN has 22 career TDs (12 rec., 7 rush, 3 PR). WR KENNY BRITT has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 9 receptions for 143 yards & TD in past 2 vs. Sea. WR BRIAN QUICK had 2 rec. TDs in last road game vs. division...DE ROBERT QUINN has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 5. Since 2012, leads NFL with 18 FFs. Has 11 sacks in 10 career meetings. DT AARON DONALD has 2 sacks & FF in past 3. Has 4 sacks & FF in 5 career meetings. Since 2014, leads NFL DTs with 27 sacks. LB ALEC OGLETREE leads team & ranks 4th in NFL with 117 tackles. LB MARK BARRON has 18 tackles & INT in past 2 vs. NFC West…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has 23 TD passes vs. 4 INTs for 105.9 rating in past 14 at home. Has 792 pass yards (264 per game) with 6 TDs & 1 INT for 111.9 rating in past 3 at home vs. NFC West...RB THOMAS RAWLS has 485 rush yards (97 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 at home…WR DOUG BALDWIN had 8 receptions for 118 yards & TD in last home meeting. Since 2015, ranks 2nd in NFC with 19 rec. TDs. Since 2012, TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 42 TD catches & ranks 2nd with 4,476 rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch…DE CLIFF AVRIL ranks 4th in NFC with 10 sacks. LB BOBBY WAGNER leads NFL with 139 tackles. LB K.J. WRIGHT has 49 tackles (8.2 per game), 2 sacks & FF in past 6 at home. Since 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 30 INTs.

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17

MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-5) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-9)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

 

53-47-1

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Adam Gase: 1-0

Todd Bowles: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 26-23 vs. Arizona

W 23-17 (OT) at San Francisco

LAST GAME

11/6/16: Jets 23 at Dolphins 27. Miami RB Jay Ajayi rushes for 111 yards & TD. Dolphins rookie KR Kenyan Drake has 96-yard GW KR-TD with 5:15 remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/15: Jets 38, Dolphins 20. New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passes for 277 yards & 4 TDs for 118.9 rating. Jets WR Brandon Marshall has 9 catches for 131 yards & 2 TDs.

REFEREE

Pete Morelli

BROADCAST

NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Mia), 93 (NYJ). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Mia), 225 (NYJ).

STATS

PASSING

Matt Moore: 3-5-47-0-0-91.3

Bryce Petty: 55-94-574-2-4-65.6

RUSHING

Jay Ajayi: 193-956-5.0-7

Matt Forté: 214-792-3.7-7

RECEIVING

Jarvis Landry: 79-923-11.7-2

Brandon Marshall: 56-744-13.3-3

OFFENSE

326.7

333.8

TAKE/GIVE

+2

-16

DEFENSE

367.5

355.5

SACKS

Cameron Wake: 9.5

Leonard Williams: 7

INTs

4 tied: 2

Marcus Williams: 2

PUNTING

Matt Darr: 44.9

Lachlan Edwards (R): 43.0

KICKING

Andrew Franks: 73 (31/31 PAT; 14/18 FG)

Nick Folk: 83 (20/22 PAT; 21/24 FG)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: QB MATT MOORE led team on game-winning drive in relief last week. Looks to make 1st start since 1/1/12 vs. NYJ…RB JAY AJAYI had 111 rush yards & TD in last meeting. Has 839 rush yards (104.9 per game) & 5 TDs in past 8. Ranks 4th in NFL with 4.95 yards per carry average…WR JARVIS LANDRY has 15 catches for 190 rec. yards (95 per game) in past 2. Has 16 catches for 198 yards (99 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings. Has most receptions (273) in NFL history by player in 1st 3 seasons. WR DE VANTE PARKER aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. WR KENNY STILLS has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 vs. division…DE CAMERON WAKE had 2 sacks & 2 FFs in last meeting. Has 8.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 8. Is 2nd in NFL with 79.5 sacks since 2009. LB KIKO ALONSO has 30 tackles, 2 INTs (incl. INT-TD), 2 FRs & FF in his past 4…JETS: QB BRYCE PETTY passed for 257 yards last week…RB MATT FORTÉ aims for 4th meeting in row with rush TD. Has 310 scrimmage yards & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 vs. Mia. RB BILAL POWELL had 2 rush TDs, incl. GW 19-yard TD in OT last week. WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 305 rec. yards (101.7 per game) & 2 TD catches in past 3 meetings. Since entering league in 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 938 catches & 12,017 rec. yards. WR QUINCY ENUNWA leads team with 4 rec. TDs. Rookie WR JALIN MARSHALL had 1st career rec. TD in last meeting…DT LEONARD WILLIAMS ties for 1st among NFL DTs with 7 sacks. CB MARCUS WILLIAMS has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. Had sack last week. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. Mia.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-8) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-6)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

EAGLES

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

2-1-1

 

STREAKS

2 of past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Doug Pederson: 0-0

John Harbaugh: 1-1

LAST WEEK

L 27-22 vs. Washington

L 30-23 at New England

LAST GAME

9/16/12: Ravens 23 at Eagles 24. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick passes for 371 yards with TD & rushes for GW TD with 1:55 remaining. Eagles TE Brent Celek has 157 rec. yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/23/08: Ravens 36, Eagles 7. Baltimore S Ed Reed has 107-yard INT-TD. Ravens LB Jameel McClain blocks punt out of bounds for safety.

REFEREE

Craig Wrolstad

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 108 (Bal). 380 (Phi), 229 (Bal).

STATS

PASSING

Carson Wentz (R): 317-498-3215-13-12-80.7

Joe Flacco: 358-549-3582-17-12-84.8

RUSHING

Ryan Mathews: 117-487-4.2-7

Terrance West: 165-652-4.0-5

RECEIVING

Jordan Matthews: 65-765-11.8-3

Dennis Pitta (TE): 65-547-8.4-2

OFFENSE

341.4

347.7

TAKE/GIVE

+1

+7

DEFENSE

344.5

311.5

SACKS

Fletcher Cox: 5.5

Terrell Suggs: 8

INTs

Rodney McLeod: 3

Eric Weddle: 4

PUNTING

Donnie Jones: 45.3

Sam Koch: 46.1

KICKING

Caleb Sturgis: 108 (24/25 PAT; 28/33 FG)

Justin Tucker: 115 (2L) (22/22 PAT; 31/32 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES: Rookie QB CARSON WENTZ aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards. Ranks 1st among NFL rookies in pass yards (3,215) & 2nd in TD passes (13). Is averaging 295.7 pass yards per game in past 3 vs. AFC...RB RYAN MATHEWS has 3 rush TDs in 3 career meetings. Has 4 rush TDs in past 5. RB DARREN SPROLES had TD catch last week. Is only player in NFL history with 30+ rec. TDs (30), 20+ rush TDs (21), PR-TD (7) & KR-TD (2)…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD. TE ZACH ERTZ has 19 receptions for 191 rec. yards (95.5 per game) & TD in past 2. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD…DT FLETCHER COX had 1.5 sacks in Week 14. Has 4 sacks & FF in past 4 vs. AFC. LB CONNOR BARWIN had sack in last meeting (10/21/12 with Hou.). CB LEODIS MC KELVIN had 29-yard INT-TD & 4 PD last week. CB NOLAN CARROLL has 4 PD in past 4 on road…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has 3 pass TDs vs. 1 INT in past 2 vs. Phi. In past 2, has 73 completions (36.5 per game) for 705 yards (352.5 per game) with 6 TDs for 105.0 rating…Rookie RB KENNETH DIXON had rec. TD last week. Has 238 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) in past 3…WR STEVE SMITH SR. ranks 13th in NFL history with 1,019 catches. TE DENNIS PITTA ties for 2nd among NFL TEs with 65 catches. WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN aims for 4th consecutive home game with rec. TD…LB TERRELL SUGGS is franchise leader with 114.5 sacks. S ERIC WEDDLE had 11 tackles, sack & INT last week. S LARDARIUS WEBB had FF in last meeting. LB ZACHARY ORR ranks 4th in NFL with 120 tackles. LB C.J. MOSLEY ties for lead among NFL LBs with 3 INTs…K JUSTIN TUCKER has made 9 FGs of 50+ yards, 2nd-most in season in NFL history.

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-13) AT BUFFALO BILLS (6-7)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BROWNS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

11-8

 

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Hue Jackson: 0-1

Rex Ryan: 2-0

LAST WEEK

L 23-10 vs. Cincinnati

L 27-20 vs. Pittsburgh

LAST GAME

11/30/14: Browns 10 at Bills 26. Buffalo DE Jerry Hughes has FF & 18-yard FR-TD. Bills S Da’Norris Searcy has 2 INTs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/30/14

REFEREE

Clete Blakeman

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 121 (Cle), 133 (Buf). XM: 387 (Cle), 230 (Buf).

STATS

PASSING

Robert Griffin III: 24-54-294-0-2-46.4

Tyrod Taylor: 226-373-2520-13-6-85.6

RUSHING

Isaiah Crowell: 155-718-4.6-5

LeSean McCoy: 186-976-5.2-10

RECEIVING

Terrelle Pryor Sr.: 63-858-13.6-4

Robert Woods: 43-522-12.1-1

OFFENSE

309.2

338.2

TAKE/GIVE

-10

+8

DEFENSE

396.9

355.4

SACKS

Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 4.5

Lorenzo Alexander: 10

INTs

Joe Haden: 3

Stephon Gilmore: 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Britton Colquitt: 45.5

Colton Schmidt: 42.4

KICKING

Cody Parkey: 59 (14/15 PAT; 15/19 FG)

Dan Carpenter: 77 (32/36 PAT; 15/19 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III rushed for TD last week in 1st start since Week 1…RB ISAIAH CROWELL rushed for 113 yards last week. Has 209 scrimmage yards (157 rush, 52 rec.) in past 2. Is 1st Cle. RB with 1,000+ scrimmage yards (1,017) since 2012. RB DUKE JOHNSON JR. ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 107 catches & 965 rec. yards since 2015…WR TERRELLE PRYOR SR. has 95+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Leads team with 63 catches, 858 rec. yards & 4 rec. TDs. TE GARY BARNIDGE is 1 of 4 NFL TEs with 100+ rec. (122), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,538) & 10+ TD catches (10) since 2015…LB JAMIE COLLINS led team with 15 tackles & had sack last week. CBs JOE HADEN (19 INTs, 100 PD) & TRAMON WILLIAMS (20 INTs, 95 PD) are 2 of 3 players with 15+ INTs & 95+ PD since 2010. Both had INT in last meeting vs. Buf. LB EMMANUEL OGBAH ranks 6th among NFL rookies with 4.5 sacks. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY ties for 6th in NFL with 114 tackles… BILLS: QB TYROD TAYLOR has 5 pass TDs vs. 1 INT & 2 rush TDs in past 4 at home. Leads NFL QBs with 471 rush yards. Since 2015, is only QB with 5,000+ pass yards (5,555) & 1,000+ rush yards (1,039)…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 380 rush yards (95 per game) & 8 rush TDs in past 4 at home. Has 4 rush TDs in past 4. Had 136 scrimmage yards in last meeting (9/9/12 vs. Cle.). RB MIKE GILLISLEE has 6 rush TDs in past 8. RB REGGIE BUSH has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 vs. Cle…WR ROBERT WOODS has 135 rec. yards in past 2 meetings. TE CHARLES CLAY & WR SAMMY WATKINS both had rec. TD last week…DT KYLE WILLIAMS aims for 4th in row vs. Cle. with sack. In past 5 meetings, has 4 sacks, 7 TFL & FR. LB JERRY HUGHES has 2 FFs, 1.5 sacks & FR in past 2 meetings. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER ties for 6th in NFL with 10 sacks. Had INT & 2 PD last week. LB ZACH BROWN had INT in Week 14. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL with 100+ tackles (122), 3+ sacks (3) & 1+ INT (1).

GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-6) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-10)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

PACKERS

BEARS

SERIES LEADER

 

93-92-6

STREAKS

5 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike McCarthy: 14-7

John Fox: 3-6

LAST WEEK

W 38-10 vs. Seattle

L 20-17 at Detroit

LAST GAME

10/20/16: Bears 10 at Packers 26. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 326 yards & 3 TDs for 102.2 rating. Packers WR Davante Adams has 13 catches for 132 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/13/15: Packers 31, Bears 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 189 yards & 3 TDs for 140.5 rating. Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushes for 85 yards & TD.

REFEREE

Ronald Torbert

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 112 (GB), 83 (Chi). XM: 386 (GB), 226 (Chi).

STATS

PASSING

Aaron Rodgers: 327-502-3529-32 (1L)-7-101.1

Matt Barkley: 65-119-801-4-4-72.8

RUSHING

Aaron Rodgers (QB): 52-295-5.7-3

Jordan Howard (R): 194-969-5.0-5

RECEIVING

Jordy Nelson: 75-913-12.2-12 (1L)

Cameron Meredith: 44-588-13.4-3

OFFENSE

357.9

344.2

TAKE/GIVE

+1

-7

DEFENSE

347.7

326.5

SACKS

Nick Perry: 8

Willie Young: 7.5

INTs

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Damarious Randall: 3

Tracy Porter: 2

PUNTING

Jacob Schum: 44.1

Pat O’Donnell: 43.7

KICKING

Mason Crosby: 97 (34/36 PAT; 21/25 FG)

Connor Barth: 69 (24/25 PAT; 15/19 FG)

NOTES

PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS completed 18 of 23 (78.3 percent) for 246 yards with 3 TDs for 150.8 rating last week. Has 1,281 pass yards (320.3 per game) with 11 TDs & 2 INTs for 107.1 rating in past 4 on road. Has 18 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 107.7 in 8 career games at Chi…RB TY MONTGOMERY had 1st career rush TD in Week 14. RB JAMES STARKS has 2 TD catches in past 3 on road…WR JORDY NELSON has 8 rec. TDs in past 8 vs. division. In past 4 vs. Chi, has 430 rec. yards (107.5 per game) & 4 TDs. Leads NFL with 12 rec. TDs. WR DAVANTE ADAMS has 14 receptions for 311 yards (103.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 on road. Had 13 receptions for 132 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. WR RANDALL COBB has 7 TD catches in past 6 vs. Chi…Defense had 5 INTs last week. Rookie DE DEAN LOWRY aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB JULIUS PEPPERS has 142.5 career sacks, 5th-most all-time. LB CLAY MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row at Chi. with INT. CB DAMARIOUS RANDALL had 2 INTs in Week 14…BEARS: QB MATT BARKLEY aims for 3rd in row with 90+ rating…Rookie RB JORDAN HOWARD had 110 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 24 rec.) last week. Has 499 rush yards (99.8 per game) & 5 rush TDs in past 5 at home. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 969 rush yards & ties for 2nd with 5 rush TDs…WR CAMERON MEREDITH had 6 receptions for 72 yards & TD last week. TE DANIEL BROWN had career-high 6 receptions in Week 14...DE AKIEM HICKS has 4 sacks & FF in past 2 at home. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB LEONARD FLOYD leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks. Has 3 sacks & FF in 3 games vs. NFC North. Has 3 sacks in past 2 at home. LB WILLIE YOUNG has 7.5 sacks in past 9 at home. Rookie LB NICK KWIATKOWSKI has 17 tackles, sack & 2 PD in past 2. Rookie CB CRE’VON LE BLANC had INT in Week 14.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-7-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

STEELERS

BENGALS

SERIES LEADER

57-35

 

STREAKS

Past 2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Tomlin: 14-5

Marvin Lewis: 8-19

LAST WEEK

W 27-20 at Buffalo

W 23-10 at Cleveland

LAST GAME

9/18/16: Bengals 16 at Steelers 24. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 259 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams has 132 yards from scrimmage & receiving TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/13/15: Steelers 33, Bengals 20. Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 2 TDs. Steelers CB William Gay has 23-yard INT-TD.

REFEREE

Bill Vinovich

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (Pit), 81 (Cin). XM: 385 (Pit), 225 (Cin).

STATS

PASSING

Ben Roethlisberger: 283-440-3254-25-11-95.0

Andy Dalton: 302-467-3555-16-6-93.8

RUSHING

Le’Veon Bell: 218-1053-4.8-6

Jeremy Hill: 195-788-4.0-8

RECEIVING

Antonio Brown: 93 (1L)-1130 (3L)-12.2-11 (2L)

Tyler Boyd (R): 48-526-11.0-1

OFFENSE

374.0

371.1

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+3

DEFENSE

342.7

357.3

SACKS

James Harrison: 5

Carlos Dunlap: 7

INTs

Artie Burns (R): 3

George Iloka, Dre Kirkpatrick: 3

PUNTING

Jordan Berry: 45.6

Kevin Huber: 46.1

KICKING

Chris Boswell: 71 (29/29 PAT; 14/18 FG)

Randy Bullock: 12 (3/4 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER had 259 pass yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Has 8 pass TDs vs. 4 INTs for 96.9 rating in past 5…RB LE’VEON BELL rushed for team record 236 yards with 3 TDs & had 62 rec. yards last week. Is 1 of 2 players in NFL history (JIM BROWN, 1965) with 225+ rush yards, 3+ rush TDs & 50+ rec. yards in single game. Leads league with 161.6 scrimmage yards per game avg…WR ANTONIO BROWN has 204 rec. yards (102 per game) in past 2 at Cin. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 6. Leads NFL with 93 catches & ranks 2nd with 11 rec. TDs. Since 2011, has 603 catches & 8,056 rec. yards, both most in NFL. WR SAMMIE COATES had 97 rec. yards in last meeting. TE XAVIER GRIMBLE had 1st career TD catch in last meeting…LB JAMES HARRISON has 5 sacks in past 6. Is franchise leader with 79.5 sacks. LB BUD DUPREE had career-high 2 sacks last week. CB ARTIE BURNS ties for lead among NFL rookies with 3 INTs…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON has 5 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.4 rating in past 3. Ranks 2nd in AFC with 3,555 pass yards…RB JEREMY HILL aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Had 142 scrimmage yards (111 rush, 31 rec.) & rush TD last week. Since 2015, ties for 2nd in NFL with 19 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT has 4 TD catches in past 3. Leads NFL TEs with 18 TD catches since 2015. WR TYLER BOYD ranks 4th among NFL rookies with 48 catches & 5th with 526 rec. yards…DT GENO ATKINS had 2 sacks last week. Since 2010, leads NFL DTs with 49.5 sacks. LB VONTAZE BURFICT has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3 vs. Pit. In past 6, has 63 tackles (10.5 per game), 5 PD, 2 INTs & FF. LB KARLOS DANSBY led team with 12 tackles & had sack last week. CB ADAM JONES had INT & 2 PD in last meeting. S GEORGE ILOKA had INT last week. DE CARLOS DUNLAP leads team with 7 sacks.


JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-11) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (7-6)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

JAGUARS

TEXANS

SERIES LEADER

 

18-11

STREAKS

 

Past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Gus Bradley: 2-5

Bill O’Brien: 5-0

LAST WEEK

L 25-16 vs. Minnesota

W 22-17 at Indianapolis

LAST GAME

11/13/16: Texans 24 at Jaguars 21. Houston QB Brock Osweiler passes for 2 TDs. Texans CB Kareem Jackson has 42-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/3/16: Texans 30, Jaguars 6. Houston RB Jonathan Grimes has 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Texans CB Kareem Jackson has 27-yard INT-TD.

REFEREE

Ed Hochuli

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (Jax), 145 (Hou). XM: 384 (Jax), 227 (Hou).

STATS

PASSING

Blake Bortles: 305-520-3187-21-15-77.9

Brock Osweiler: 274-459-2656-14-14-73.4

RUSHING

T.J. Yeldon: 120-432-3.6-1

Lamar Miller: 246-1010-4.1-4

RECEIVING

Allen Robinson: 57-639-11.2-6

DeAndre Hopkins: 60-701-11.7-4

OFFENSE

332.6

316.1

TAKE/GIVE

-17

-7

DEFENSE

316.4

318.5

SACKS

Yannick Ngakoue (R): 6

Whitney Mercilus: 5.5

INTs

3 tied: 1

Quintin Demps: 3

PUNTING

Brad Nortman: 46.0

Shane Lechler: 47.9

KICKING

Jason Myers: 80 (23/24 PAT; 19/24 FG)

Nick Novak: 103 (19/21 PAT; 28/33 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 265 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 7 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 92.4 rating in past 3 vs. division. Since 2015, has 56 pass TDs, tied for 5th in NFL…RB T.J. YELDON had 90 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 31 rec.) last week. Is 1 of 7 in AFC with 1,000+ rush yards (1,172) & 500+ rec. yards (557) since 2015…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 301 rec. yards (100.3 per game) & 2 TD catches in past 3 vs. Hou. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 on road. Since 2015, ranks 3rd in NFL with 20 TD catches. WR MARQISE LEE had 5 catches for 113 yards (22.6 avg.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road with rec. TD…Since 2014, LB TELVIN SMITH is 1 of 3 in NFL with 300+ tackles (323), 3+ FFs (3) & 2+ INTs (2). DE YANNICK NGAKOUE ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 6 sacks. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL with 6+ sacks (6), 4+ FFs (4) & INT in 2016. S JOHNATHAN CYPRIEN led team with 14 tackles & had FF last week. CB AARON COLVIN had sack in last meeting…TEXANS: Aim for 10th consecutive division win…QB BROCK OSWEILER had 2 pass TDs in last meeting. Is 4-0 as starter vs. division in 2016…RB LAMAR MILLER has 421 rush yards (105.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 vs. division. Ranks 6th in NFL with 1,010 rush yards. RB JONATHAN GRIMES had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last home meeting…WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 285 rec. yards (95 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 meetings. TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZ aims for 3rd consecutive division home game with rec. TD…CB KAREEM JACKSON has INT-TD in each of past 2 meetings. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 6 TFL, 2 FRs & sack in past 3. Has 11 sacks, 3 FRs & FF in past 9 vs. division. LB BENARDRICK MC KINNEY is only player in NFL with 100+ tackles (114) & 4+ sacks (4). DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had sack & FF last week. Leads AFC DEs with 12 TFL.

TENNESSEE TITANS (7-6) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

TITANS

CHIEFS

SERIES LEADER

 

27-21

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mike Mularkey: 1-0

Andy Reid: 1-5

LAST WEEK

W 13-10 vs. Denver

W 21-13 vs. Oakland

LAST GAME

9/7/14: Titans 26 at Chiefs 10. Tennessee QB Jake Locker passes for 266 yards & 2 TDs for 111.4 rating. Titans CB Jason McCourty has 2 INTs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/7/14

REFEREE

John Hussey

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 146 (Ten), 93 (KC). XM: 383 (Ten), 228 (KC).

STATS

PASSING

Marcus Mariota: 249-398-3086-25-8-99.1

Alex Smith: 267-397-2831-12-5-92.7

RUSHING

DeMarco Murray: 250-1135 (2L)-4.5-9

Spencer Ware: 183-790-4.3-3

RECEIVING

Delanie Walker (TE): 51-687-13.5-6

Travis Kelce (TE): 70-916-13.1-3

OFFENSE

372.3

332.5

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+11 (3L)

DEFENSE

361.5

374.1

SACKS

Brian Orakpo: 10

Dee Ford: 10

INTs

Brice McCain, Jason McCourty: 2

Marcus Peters: 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Brett Kern: 44.9

Dustin Colquitt: 45.3

KICKING

Ryan Succop: 87 (33/35 PAT; 18/20 FG)

Cairo Santos: 102 (27/29 PAT; 25/28 FG)

NOTES

TITANS: QB MARCUS MARIOTA has 21 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 117.7 rating in past 8. Ties for 2nd in AFC with 25 TD passes…RB DE MARCO MURRAY ranks 4th in NFL with 1,444 scrimmage yards. Ties for 4th in NFL with 12 total TDs (9 rush, 3 rec.). Since 2014, leads NFL in rush yards (3,682) & ties for 1st with 28 rush TDs…TE DELANIE WALKER had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 4 rec. TDs in past 6 on road. Ties for lead among NFL TEs with 6 rec. TD. WR RISHARD MATTHEWS has 5 TDs in past 6. WR KENDALL WRIGHT had TD catch in last meeting…CB JASON MC COURTY had 2 INTs in last meeting. In past 2 vs. KC, LB WESLEY WOODYARD has sack & INT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO leads team & ties for 3rd in AFC with 10 sacks. LB DERRICK MORGAN has 3.5 sacks in past 4. Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY ranks 4th among NFL DTs with 25.5 sacks. Rookie LB AARON WALLACE had 1st career sack last week…CHIEFS: Aim for 10th consecutive division win…QB ALEX SMITH passed for 264 yards & TD for 95.7 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ yards per pass attempt avg.…RB SPENCER WARE ranks 5th in AFC with 99.3 scrimmage yards per game avg. RB CHARCANDRICK WEST had rush TD last week…TE TRAVIS KELCE is 1 of only 3 TEs in NFL history with 100+ rec. yards in 4 consecutive games. Leads NFL TEs with 70 catches & 916 rec. yards. WR TYREEK HILL is 3rd rookie in NFL history & 1st since GALE SAYERS (1965) to have rec. TD, rush TD, KR-TD & PR-TD in single season. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 9 total TDs (6 rec., 1 rush, 1 KR-TD, 1 PR-TD)…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 4.5 sacks in past 3. Has 3 sacks in past 2 meetings. Since 2012, ranks 3rd in NFL with 55 sacks. S ERIC BERRY had 15 tackles & PD in last meeting. Since 2015, CB MARCUS PETERS leads NFL with 13 INTs & 43 PD. Leads team & ties for 2nd in NFL with 5 INTs & 17 PD. LB TAMBA HALI has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. Ten. LB DEE FORD ties for 6th in NFL with 10 sacks.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-7) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-6)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

COLTS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

15-7-1

 

STREAKS

Past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Chuck Pagano: 1-0

Mike Zimmer: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 22-17 vs. Houston

W 25-16 at Jacksonville

LAST GAME

9/16/12: Vikings 20 at Colts 23. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck passes for 2 TDs & 107.5 rating. Colts K Adam Vinatieri has 53-yard GW FG with 8 seconds remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/14/08: Colts 18, Vikings 15. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 311 yards & TD. Colts K Adam Vinatieri has 47-yard GW FG with 3 seconds remaining.

REFEREE

Jerome Boger

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 136 (Ind), 113 (Min). XM: 382 (Ind), 231 (Min).

STATS

PASSING

Andrew Luck: 282-448-3381-25-10-95.3

Sam Bradford: 304-427-2954-14-3-98.2

RUSHING

Frank Gore: 208-790-3.8-4

Jerick McKinnon: 129-388-3.0-1

RECEIVING

T.Y. Hilton: 78-1203 (2L)-15.4-6

Stefon Diggs: 78-861-11.0-2

OFFENSE

357.3

303.0

TAKE/GIVE

-5

+12 (2L)

DEFENSE

377.8

304.3 (2L)

SACKS

Erik Walden: 8

Danielle Hunter: 10.5

INTs

Darius Butler: 3

Xavier Rhodes: 4

PUNTING

Pat McAfee: 49.6 (1L)

Jeff Locke: 43.1

KICKING

Adam Vinatieri: 104 (35/35 PAT; 23/26 FG)

Kai Forbath: 35 (5/7 PAT; 10/10 FG)

NOTES

COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 2 TDs & 107.5 rating in last meeting. Has 6 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 102.2 rating in past 2. Since entering league in 2012, has 126 pass TDs, 3rd most in NFL history by player in 1st 5 seasons…RB FRANK GORE ranks 8th in NFL history with 12,830 career rush yards. Has career-high 4 rec. TDs this season, incl. TD catch last week…WR T.Y. HILTON has 261 rec. yards (130.5 per game) in past 2. In past 4 vs. NFC, has 427 rec. yards (106.8 per game) & 3 TD catches. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,203 rec. yards. TE DWAYNE ALLEN had TD catch in last meeting…LB ROBERT MATHIS had sack in last meeting. Is franchise leader with 121 sacks. LB ERIK WALDEN is 1 of 4 AFC LBs with 8+ sacks (8) & 2+ FFs (2). CB VONTAE DAVIS had INT & 2 PD in last game at Min. (9/19/10 with Mia.). LB TRENT COLE had sack last week. Has 3 sacks & 4 TFL in past 3 vs. Min. LB EDWIN JACKSON led team with 10 tackles last week…VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORD completed 24 of 34 (70.6 pct.) for 292 yards & TD for 106.5 rating last week. Has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.4 rating in 6 home games with Min...RB MATT ASIATA has TD in 4 of past 5. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD…WR STEFON DIGGS has 27 receptions in past 3 at home. Is averaging 84 rec. yards per game in past 5 vs. AFC. WR ADAM THIELEN has 346 rec. yards (86.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 at home. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD in Week 14. Ties for NFL lead among TEs with 6 rec. TDs…DE DANIELLE HUNTER has 6.5 sacks in past 5. Ranks 3rd in NFC with 10.5 sacks. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 2 sacks last week. Has 10 sacks in past 11 vs. AFC. DE BRIAN ROBISON aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 vs. AFC. CB XAVIER RHODES has 3 INTs, incl. 100-yard TD in past 5 at home. CB TERENCE NEWMAN has 2 INTs in past 4 vs. AFC.

DETROIT LIONS (9-4) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

LIONS

GIANTS

SERIES LEADER

21-20-1

 

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jim Caldwell: 2-0

Ben McAdoo: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 20-17 vs. Chicago

W 10-7 vs. Dallas

LAST GAME

9/8/14: Giants 14 at Lions 35. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 346 yards & has 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 7 catches for 164 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/17/10: Giants 28, Lions 20. New York Giants QB Eli Manning passes for 177 yards & 2 TDs for 104.4 rating. Giants DE Osi Umenyiora has 2 sacks & 2 FFs.

REFEREE

Tony Corrente

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 82 (NYG). XM: 381 (Det), 82 (NYG).

STATS

PASSING

Matthew Stafford: 312-468-3447-22-7-97.8

Eli Manning: 302-480-3290-23-13-87.8

RUSHING

Theo Riddick: 92-357-3.9-1

Rashad Jennings: 136-459-3.4-2

RECEIVING

Golden Tate: 71-820-11.5-3

Odell Beckham Jr.: 79-1109-14.0-9

OFFENSE

336.2

322.2

TAKE/GIVE

+4

-5

DEFENSE

350.2

349.3

SACKS

Kerry Hyder: 8

Olivier Vernon: 8

INTs

4 tied: 2

Landon Collins: 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Sam Martin: 48.7 (2L)

Brad Wing: 46.5

KICKING

Matt Prater: 109 (25/27 PAT; 28/31 FG)

Robbie Gould: 25 (16/19 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 2,290 pass yards (286.3 per game) with 17 TDs & 4 INTs for 106.5 rating in past 8 on road. Passed for 346 yards & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) in last meeting...RB THEO RIDDICK leads NFL RBs with 5 rec. TDs & ranks 3rd with 53 receptions...WR GOLDEN TATE has 224 rec. yards (112 per game) & 2 TD catches in past 2 on road. Had 6 receptions for 93 yards in last meeting. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 8 receptions for 107 yards & TD in last meeting (10/11/15 with SF). Since entering NFL in 2003, ranks 3rd with 13,676 rec. yards…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 1.5 sacks in 2 career meetings. DE KERRY HYDER has 6 sacks in past 6 on road. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD leads team with career-high 107 tackles. Since 2013, S GLOVER QUIN ranks 2nd among NFL safeties with 16 INTs. S TAVON WILSON has INT in 2 of past 4...GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING had 2 TD passes & 104.4 rating in last home meeting. Is averaging 291.1 pass yards per game in past 7 at home…RB RASHAD JENNINGS had rush TD in last meeting. Has 295 scrimmage yards (98.3 per game) & TD in past 3 at home…WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 34 TD catches since entering NFL in 2014, tied for most in league. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 5 at home. Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD has TD catch in 4 of past 5. Ranks 3rd among NFL rookies in receptions (51) & rec. yards (536) & ties for 2nd with 6 rec. TDs…DE OLIVIER VERNON has 7 sacks in past 6. DT DAMON HARRISON leads NFL DTs with 76 tackles. Rookie DE ROMEO OKWARA had 1st career sack last week. LB JONATHAN CASILLAS has 13 tackles, sack & FF in past 2.  CB JANORIS JENKINS had INT & FF in Week 14. Had INT in only career meeting (9/9/12 with Rams). S LANDON COLLINS is only player in NFL with 3+ sacks (3) & 5+ INTs (5). Leads NFL safeties with 100 tackles.     

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-8) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-7-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

SAINTS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

 

15-13

STREAKS

 

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sean Payton: 2-2

Bruce Arians: 1-1

LAST WEEK

L 16-11 at Tampa Bay

L 26-23 at Miami

LAST GAME

9/13/15: Saints 19 at Cardinals 31. Arizona QB Carson Palmer passes for 307 yards & 3 TDs for 122.8 rating. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has 4 catches for 82 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/13/15

REFEREE

Carl Cheffers

BROADCAST

FOX (4:05 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). Westwood One: Steve Raible, Brady Poppinga. SIRIUS: 81 (NO), 137 (Ari). XM: 225 (NO), 233 (Ari).

STATS

PASSING

Drew Brees: 382-541-4170 (1L)-30 (T2L)-14-100.7

Carson Palmer: 300-493-3376-20-13-83.9

RUSHING

Mark Ingram: 150-772-5.1-3

David Johnson: 248-1085 (3L)-4.4-11

RECEIVING

Michael Thomas (R): 69-831-12.0-7

Larry Fitzgerald: 91 (2L)-892-9.8-5

OFFENSE

418.3 (1L)

363.8

TAKE/GIVE

-5

0

DEFENSE

366.7

298.5 (1L)

SACKS

Nick Fairley, Cameron Jordan: 5.5

Chandler Jones: 8

INTs

Sterling Moore: 2

Marcus Cooper: 4

PUNTING

Thomas Morstead: 48.4 (3L)

Drew Butler: 42.2

KICKING

Wil Lutz (R): 102 (39/40 PAT; 21/27 FG)

Chandler Catanzaro: 77 (29/32 PAT; 16/21 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES is averaging 294.4 yards per game in 5 career meetings. Has 1,232 pass yards (308 per game) & 8 TDs for 95.9 rating in past 4 on road…RB MARK INGRAM had 122 scrimmage yards (98 rec, 24 rush) in last meeting. Has 3 TDs (1 rush, 2 rec.) in past 4 on road…WR MICHAEL THOMAS leads NFL rookies in receptions (69), rec. yards (831) & TD catches (7). Has 3 TDs in past 4 on road. WR WILLIE SNEAD had career-long 63-yard reception in last meeting. WR BRANDON COLEMAN had rec. TD in last meeting. TE COBY FLEENER had TD catch in only career meeting (11/24/13 with Ind.)…DE CAMERON JORDAN has 4 sacks, FF & 2 PD in past 7 on road. Has 2 sacks in 2 career meetings. DE PAUL KRUGER had 2 sacks in only career meeting (10/30/11 with Bal.). LB DANNELL ELLERBE has sack in 4 of past 5. S JAIRUS BYRD had 2 INTs in only career meeting (10/14/12 with Buf.). S VONN BELL ranks 2nd among NFL rookie safeties with 63 tackles. Aims for 3rd in row on road with PD…CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has 2,094 pass yards (299.1 per game) with 11 TDs & 3 INTs for 93.9 rating in past 7 at home…RB DAVID JOHNSON has 100+ scrimmage yards in all 13 games in 2016. Is 2nd player in NFL history with 100+ scrimmage yards in 1st 13 games of season (EDGERRIN JAMES). Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (1,830) & TDs (15) & ranks 3rd in rush yards (1,085)...Since entering NFL in 2004, WR LARRY FITZGERALD is 1st in receptions (1,109) & rec. yards (14,258) & has 103 TD catches. WR J.J. NELSON has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in past 2. WR BRITTAN GOLDEN had 1st career TD catch last week. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had 2 rec. TDs in 11/16/14 meeting (with Cin.)...DT CALAIS CAMPBELL aims for 3rd in row with FF. Has 2 sacks, FF & PD in past 2 at home. LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 7 home games with Az. Had sack in only meeting (10/13/13 with NE). CB MARCUS COOPER had INT last week. 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-12) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (8-5)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

49ERS

FALCONS

SERIES LEADER

46-29-1

 

STREAKS

Past 2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Chip Kelly: 0-1

Dan Quinn:0-1

LAST WEEK

L 23-17 (OT) vs. New York Jets

W 42-14 at Los Angeles

LAST GAME

11/8/15: Falcons 16 at 49ers 17. San Francisco QB Blaine Gabbert passes for 185 yards & 2 TDs. 49ers TE Garrett Celek has 2 TD catches.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/3/10: Falcons 16, 49ers 14. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan passes for 273 yards & TD. Falcons WR Harry Douglas has TD reception.

REFEREE

Gene Steratore

BROADCAST

FOX (4:05 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (SF), 134 (Atl). XM: 226 (SF), 232 (Atl).

STATS

PASSING

Colin Kaepernick: 131-239-1577-11-3-85.4

Matt Ryan: 302-442-4050 (2L)-30 (T2L)-7-113.2 (2L)

RUSHING

Carlos Hyde: 191-879-4.6-6

Devonta Freeman: 182-791-4.3-7

RECEIVING

Jeremy Kerley: 48-516-10.8-3

Julio Jones: 72-1253 (1L)-17.4-5

OFFENSE

314.0

402.3 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE

-3

+8

DEFENSE

415.3

376.3

SACKS

Ahmad Brooks, DeForest Buckner (R): 5

Vic Beasley: 13.5 (T1L)

INTs

Gerald Hodges: 2

Deion Jones (R): 3

PUNTING

Bradley Pinion: 43.9

Matt Bosher: 48.0

KICKING

Phil Dawson: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/21 FG)

Matt Bryant: 124 (1L) (43/44 PAT; 27/29 FG)

NOTES

49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has 118.2 rating in 2 career starts vs. Atl. (incl. playoffs). Has 2 pass TDs, rush TD & 0 INTs in those 2. Has 2,250 rush yards since 2012, 3rd-most among NFL QBs…RB CARLOS HYDE rushed for career-high 193 yards & had TD catch in Week 14. Has 436 rush yards (109 per game) in past 4. RB SHAUN DRAUGHN had rush TD last week…WR JEREMY KERLEY had TD catch in only meeting at Atl. (10/7/13 with NYJ). WR TORREY SMITH has 4 TD catches in past 7 on road…Rookie DE DE FOREST BUCKNER had career-high 11 tackles & 2 sacks last week. Has 3 sacks in past 4 on road. CB JIMMIE WARD has sack, FF & INT in past 2. Ties for team lead with 12 PD. CB TRAMAINE BROCK had INT in 12/23/13 meeting. S JAQUISKI TARTT had 11 tackles & sack in Week 14...FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has 2,604 pass yards (325.5 per game) & 16 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 112.4 rating in past 8 at home. Leads NFL in rating (113.2) & ranks 2nd in pass yards (4,050)…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 at home. Had rec. TD in last meeting. RB TEVIN COLEMAN has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4…WR JULIO JONES leads NFL with 1,253 rec. yards. Has 21 receptions for 319 yards (159.5 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career meetings (incl. playoffs). WR TAYLOR GABRIEL has 277 rec. yards & 4 TDs in past 4. Has 3 TDs in past 3 at home…DE DWIGHT FREENEY has 2.5 sacks & FF in 3 career meetings. LB VIC BEASLEY had 3 sacks, FF & 21-yard FR-TD in Week 14. Has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 4 at home. Ties for NFL lead with 13.5 sacks & ranks 1st with 6 FFs. Rookie LB DEION JONES had 33-yard INT-TD last week, 2nd career TD. Ties for NFL rookie lead with 3 INTs. S KEANU NEAL leads NFL rookies with 87 tackles. S RICARDO ALLEN has 14 tackles & INT in past 2 games.            

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (8-5)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

PATRIOTS

BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER

 

26-20

STREAKS

4 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Bill Belichick: 7-10

Gary Kubiak: 2-3

LAST WEEK

W 30-23 vs. Baltimore

L 13-10 at Tennessee

LAST GAME

11/29/15: Patriots 24 at Broncos 30 (OT). Denver QB Brock Osweiler passes for 270 yards & TD. Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushes for 113 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 48-yard TD in OT.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/29/15

REFEREE

Walt Anderson

BROADCAST

CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (NE), 82 (Den). XM: 228 (NE), 82 (Den).

STATS

PASSING

Tom Brady: 233-340-2876-22-2-113.6 (1L)

Trevor Siemian: 230-376-2730-16-7-89.7

RUSHING

LeGarrette Blount: 248-1029-4.1-14 (1L)

Devontae Booker (R): 149-511-3.4-3

RECEIVING

Julian Edelman: 79-791-10.0-2

Demaryius Thomas: 76-925-12.2-5

OFFENSE

395.8

328.1

TAKE/GIVE

+3

+5

DEFENSE

338.1

310.7 (3L)

SACKS

Trey Flowers: 5

Von Miller: 13.5 (T1L)

INTs

Malcolm Butler: 2

Darian Stewart, Aqib Talib: 3

PUNTING

Ryan Allen: 44.3

Riley Dixon (R): 45.6

KICKING

Stephen Gostkowski: 97 (37/40 PAT; 20/24 FG)

Brandon McManus: 106 (28/29 PAT; 26/30 FG)

NOTES

REMATCH of last year’s AFC Championship game (Den., 20-18)…PATRIOTS: Aim for 5th win in row…In past 10 vs. Den., QB TOM BRADY has 2,814 pass yards (281.4 per game) with 21 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 96.0 rating. Has 2,876 pass yards, 22 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113.6 rating in 9 games this season…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT leads NFL with 14 rush TDs. Is team’s 1st 1,000-yard rusher (1,029) since 2012. Since 2015, RB JAMES WHITE ties for lead among NFL RBs with 8 rec. TDs…WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 199 rec. yards (99.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 vs. Den. Aims for 6th in row with 7+ catches. Rookie WR MALCOLM MITCHELL has 4 rec. TDs in past 4. WR CHRIS HOGAN had 129 rec. yards, incl. 79-yard TD, last week…S DEVIN MC COURTY had INT last week. LB ROB NINKOVICH has 4 sacks, 2 FFs, FR & INT in past 6 meetings. DT MALCOM BROWN had sack in last meeting. CB LOGAN RYAN had 4 PD in last game vs. Den… BRONCOS: QB TREVOR SIEMIEN has 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs in past 9. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards & 0 INTs…Rookie RB DEVONTAE BOOKER has rush TD in 2 of past 3 at home. RB JUSTIN FORSETT rushed for 129 yards in last game vs. NE (1/10/15, AFC Div. with Bal.)…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 5 vs. NE. Led team with 126 rec. yards last week. Since 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL with 478 catches. Is 1 of 4 in NFL with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 5 seasons. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 362 rec. yards (120.7 per game) in past 3 meetings. Had 11 catches for 100 yards & TD last week…LB VON MILLER has 7.5 sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FFs, FR & INT in past 5 vs. NE (incl. playoffs). Had 2.5 sacks & INT in 2015 AFC CG. Has 18.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 4 FFs & INT in past 15 (incl. playoffs). Ties for NFL lead with 13.5 sacks. DE DEREK WOLFE had 9 tackles, 2 TFL & sack in last meeting. LB

DE MARCUS WARE aims for 4th consecutive meeting with sack. Is 8th in NFL history with 138.5 career sacks.

OAKLAND RAIDERS (10-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-8)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

RAIDERS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

61-50-2

 

STREAKS

Past 3

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Jack Del Rio: 5-3

Mike McCoy: 3-4

LAST WEEK

L 21-13 at Kansas City

L 28-16 at Carolina

LAST GAME

10/9/16: Chargers 31 at Raiders 34. Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 317 yards & 2 TDs. Raiders WR Amari Cooper has 6 catches for 138 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/25/15: Raiders 37, Chargers 29. Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 289 yards & 3 TDs for 137.7 rating. Raiders WR Amari Cooper has 133 receiving yards & TD.

REFEREE

John Parry

BROADCAST

CBS (4:25 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 145 (Oak), 108 (SD). XM: 227 (Oak), 229 (SD).

STATS

PASSING

Derek Carr: 317-499-3492-24-5-96.0

Philip Rivers: 287-464-3589-27-17-90.0

RUSHING

Latavius Murray: 162-656-4.0-12 (T2L)

Melvin Gordon: 254-997-3.9-10

RECEIVING

Amari Cooper: 73-1010-13.8-4

Tyrell Williams: 55-905-16.5-6

OFFENSE

380.3

360.8

TAKE/GIVE

+15 (1L)

-5

DEFENSE

384.5

353.3

SACKS

Khalil Mack: 11 (T3L)

Joey Bosa (R): 6.5

INTs

Reggie Nelson: 3

Casey Hayward: 7 (1L)

PUNTING

Marquette King: 47.6

Drew Kaser (R): 44.9

KICKING

Sebastian Janikowski: 108 (33/33 PAT; 25/31 FG)

Josh Lambo: 102 (36/39 PAT; 22/26 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR has 12 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 93.4 rating in past 7. Passed for 317 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Ranks 3rd among NFL QBs (min. 10 pass TDs) with 4.8 TD/INT ratio…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 9 rush TDs in past 7. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 12 rush TDs. RB JAMIZE OLAWALE had rush TD in last meeting. Rookie RB JALEN RICHARD had 97 scrimmage yards (31 rush, 66 rec.) in last meeting…WR AMARI COOPER has 130+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3 meetings. Ranks 6th in NFL with 1,010 rec. yards. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 4th in row vs. SD with TD catch. Ties for 2nd in AFC with 7 rec. TD…DE KHALIL MACK aims for 9th in row with sack. Has 11 sacks, 11 TFL, 5 FFs, 3 FRs & INT-TD in past 10. Since 2015, leads NFL with 26 sacks. LB BRUCE IRVIN has sack in 3 of past 4. CB SEAN SMITH & rookie S KARL JOSEPH both had INT in last meeting… CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has 1,478 pass yards (295.6 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 98.0 rating in past 5 meetings. Leads AFC with 27 pass TDs…RB MELVIN GORDON had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 393 scrimmage yards (98.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 vs. division. Rookie RB KENNETH FARROW had 78 scrimmage yards last week…TE ANTONIO GATES has most career TD catches (13) by any player vs. Oak. Has 109 career TD catches, 2nd most by TE in NFL history. WR TYRELL WILLIAMS has rec. TD in 4 of past 5. Had 117 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 162 rec. yards (81 per game) & TD in past 2 vs. Oak. TE HUNTER HENRY has 6 rec. TDs, most among rookie TEs. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. division…CB CASEY HAYWARD has 4 INTs in past 6. Leads NFL with 7 INTs & 18 PD. DE JOEY BOSA ranks 2nd among rookies with 6.5 sacks. Has 2.5 sacks in past 3.

SUNDAY NIGHT

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-5) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

BUCCANEERS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

 

11-4

STREAKS

 

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Dirk Koetter: 0-0

Jason Garrett: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 16-11 vs. New Orleans

L 10-7 at New York Giants

LAST GAME

11/15/15: Cowboys 6 at Buccaneers 10. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston passes for 264 yards & rushes for GW TD with 0:54 remaining. Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has 126 rec. yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/23/12: Cowboys 16, Buccaneers 10. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray rushes for TD. Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware has 2 sacks & 2 FFs.

REFEREE

Terry McAulay

BROADCAST

NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 119 (TB), 81 (Dal). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (TB), 225 (Dal).

STATS

PASSING

Jameis Winston: 285-462-3364-23-12-89.6

Dak Prescott (R): 260-395-3139-20-4-102.7 (3L)

RUSHING

Doug Martin: 128-379-3.0-3

Ezekiel Elliott (R): 287-1392 (1L)-4.9-12 (T2L)

RECEIVING

Mike Evans: 80 (3L)-1100-13.8-10 (3L)

Cole Beasley: 64-711-11.1-5

OFFENSE

355.2

385.2

TAKE/GIVE

+6

+2

DEFENSE

360.5

350.9

SACKS

Gerald McCoy: 7

Tyrone Crawford: 4.5

INTs

Brent Grimes: 3

Barry Church: 2

PUNTING

Bryan Anger: 45.9

Chris Jones: 45.7

KICKING

Roberto Aguayo (R): 79 (25/27 PAT; 18/25 FG)

Dan Bailey: 100 (37/37 PAT; 21/24 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS: QB JAMEIS WINSTON has 1,099 pass yards (274.8 per game) & 6 TDs with 2 INTs for 100.2 rating in past 4 on road. Has 90+ rating in 5 of past 6...RB DOUG MARTIN aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Is averaging 101.7 scrimmage yards per game in past 13 on road…WR MIKE EVANS ranks 3rd in NFL with 10 TD catches. Has 25 rec. TDs since entering league in 2014, tied for 2nd-most in NFC. TE CAMERON BRATE has 6 TD catches, tied for most among NFL TEs…DT GERALD MC COY has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in past 9. Has 33.5 sacks since 2013, most among NFL DTs. DE ROBERT AYERS aims for 4th in row with sack. Rookie CB VERNON HARGREAVES had 1st career INT last week. CB BRENT GRIMES ties for 2nd in NFL with 17 PD...COWBOYS: Have clinched playoff berth…QB DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in pass TDs (20) & rating (102.7). Has 100+ rating in 10 of 13 career starts. Has 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.3 rating in 6 career home games…Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL with 1,392 rush yards & leads NFC with 12 rush TDs. Rushed for 107 yards last week, his 6th 100-yard rush game. Aims for 6th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards…WR DEZ BRYANT has 4 TD catches in past 4 at home. Since 2012, leads NFL with 50 rec. TDs. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had 5 receptions for 76 yards & TD last week. TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd all-time among TEs with 1,076 receptions & 11,794 rec. yards…DE BENSON MAYOWA has 2 sacks & FF in past 2. LB SEAN LEE had 18 tackles in Week 14. Has 258 tackles since 2015, most in NFL. Rookie CB ANTHONY BROWN had INT last week.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 19

CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-8) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-5-1)

REGULAR SEASON SERIES

 

PANTHERS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

 

7-5

STREAKS

Past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ron Rivera: 3-0

Jay Gruden: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 28-16 vs. San Diego

W 27-22 at Philadelphia

LAST GAME

11/22/15: Redskins 16 at Panthers 44. Carolina QB Cam Newton passes for 246 yards & 5 TDs for 123.3 rating. Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushes for 102 yards & has rec. TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/4/12: Panthers 21, Redskins 13. Carolina QB Cam Newton passes for 201 yards & has 2 TDs (1 passing, 1 rushing). Panthers DE Charles Johnson has 2 sacks.

REFEREE

Walt Coleman

BROADCAST

ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car), 81 (Was). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Car), 225 (Was).

STATS

PASSING

Cam Newton: 213-398-2774-15-9-78.9

Kirk Cousins: 334-495-4045 (3L)-23-9-100.3

RUSHING

Jonathan Stewart: 162-577-3.6-8

Robert Kelley (R): 128-587-4.6-5

RECEIVING

Greg Olsen (TE): 65-907-14.0-3

Pierre Garçon: 64-773-12.1-3

OFFENSE

340.3

412.1 (2L)

TAKE/GIVE

-2

+1

DEFENSE

362.5

370.6

SACKS

Mario Addison: 7.5

Ryan Kerrigan: 11 (T3L)

INTs

Thomas Davis, Kurt Coleman: 3

8 tied: 1

PUNTING

Michael Palardy: 44.7

Tress Way: 43.9

KICKING

Graham Gano: 93 (27/30 PAT; 22/26 FG)

Dustin Hopkins: 114 (3L) (30/32 PAT; 28/35 FG)

NOTES

PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has 703 pass yards with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 122 rating in 3 career meetings. Has 22 TDs (18 pass, 4 rush) in past 9 on road…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 4 TDs in past 4 on road. Aims for 3rd in row on Monday night with rush TD…WR TED GINN JR. has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Has 195 rec. yards (97.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 on road. WR DEVIN FUNCHESS had TD catch in Week 14. Since 2013, TE GREG OLSEN leads NFL TEs in receptions (299) & rec. yards (3,835). Has 431 rec. yards (107.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 on Monday night…DT KAWANN SHORT had 2 sacks & FF last week. LB THOMAS DAVIS has 1.5 sacks, FF & 2 INTs in past 3 on road. S KURT COLEMAN had INT last week. Since 2015, has 10 INTs, most by NFC safety…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS is 3rd in NFL with 4,045 pass yards & 2nd with 334 completions. Has 1,083 pass yards (270.8 per game) with 10 TDs & 2 INTs for 113.7 rating in past 4 at home. RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 587 rush yards. Has 4 rush TDs in past 4. RB MATT JONES aims for 4th in row at home with rush TD…WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 5 catches for 87 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 22 career 60+ yard TDs, 2nd-most all-time. WR JAMISON CROWDER aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch. Since 2015, TE JORDAN REED ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 16 TD catches…LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 8 sacks & 2 FFs in past 8 at home. Ranks 2nd in NFC with 11 sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN played for Car. for 4 seasons (2012-15). Since 2015, ties for most FFs among NFL CBs with 5.

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