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Week 5 NFL Capsules

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WEEK 5 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2009

CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-1) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-1)

SERIES

  BENGALS RAVENS
SERIES LEADER   15-11
STREAKS   Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP. Lewis: 7-5 Harbaugh: 2-0
LAST WEEK W 23-20 (OT) at Browns L 27-21 at Patriots
LAST GAME 11/30/08: Ravens 34 at Bengals 3.  Baltimore WR Mark Clayton has 5 catches for 164 yards, incl. 70-yard TD, & throws 32-yard TD to WR Derrick Mason as Ravens improve to 8-4.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/7/08: Ravens 17, Bengals 10.  Baltimore rookie QB Joe Flacco runs for 38-yard TD & wins NFL debut.  Ravens WR Mark Clayton adds 42-yard rush TD on double reverse.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 108 (Cin.), 123 (Bal.).  XM: 105 (Bal.). 

STATS

PASSING C. Palmer: 79-137-845-6-5-75.2 Flacco: 95-151-1,103-8 (T3L)-3-94.3
RUSHING Benson: 84-367 (3C)-4.4-2 Rice: 49-295-6.0-1
RECEIVING Ochocinco: 17-258-15.2-3 (T2L) Mason: 19-284-14.9-2
OFFENSE 318.5 413.5 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE -2 +2 (T3C)
DEFENSE 345.3 291.8
SACKS Odom: 8 (T1L) J. Johnson, Pryce: 3
INTs Joseph: 2 (T2C) Landry: 2 (T2C)
PUNTING Huber (R): 42.9 Koch: 43.7
KICKING Graham: 16 (7/8 PAT; 3/5 FG) Hauschka: 28 (16/16 PAT; 4/5 FG)

NOTES

BENGALS: Dating back to 12/14/08, Bengals have won 6 of past 7…Club has won 3 of past 5 at Bal…Aim for 3rd consecutive win vs. AFC North for 1st time since 11/06/05-9/24/06 (6 straight)…Since ’05, QB CARSON PALMER ranks 3rd in AFC (PEYTON MANNING, 126; TOM BRADY, 104) & 6th in NFL with 95 TDs.  Palmer has 2,235 career pass yards against Ravens, most vs. any opponent…Dating back to 12/21/08, RB CEDRIC BENSON leads NFL with 649 rush yards on 147 att.  Benson averages 95.5 rush yards per game when he has 20+ carries (955 total in 10 games). RB BRIAN LEONARD recorded career-high 6 receptions last week…Since ’02, WR CHAD OCHOCINCO ranks 2nd in NFL with 8,834 rec. yards (TORRY HOLT; 9,085).  Ochocinco posted season-high 2 TD receptions last week…DE ANTWAN ODOM (8) needs 1 sack to surpass career-high of 8 in ’07…CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH aims for 3rd consecutive game with INT…DE ROBERT GEATHERS recorded 75-yard FR-TD return last week…RAVENS: Offense ranks 1st in AFC & 2nd in NFL (NO, 36) with 31 points per game…In past 2 at home, QB JOE FLACCO has 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 103.0 passer rating.  Aims for 3rd consecutive 300-yard passing game at home (307, 342)…RB RAY RICE averages 109 rush yards per game with 20+ att.  Rice posted 3rd career 100-yard (103) rush game last week.  Incl. postseason, RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 9 TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) in past 6 & aims for 7th consecutive game with 1 or more TDs…Since ’03, WR DERRICK MASON ranks 2nd in NFL with 547 rec. (TORRY HOLT, 578).  Aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD reception…Since ’06, club leads NFL with 77 INT…Ravens have not allowed RB to gain 100+ rush yards in 39 games (longest current streak in NFL)…Since ’02, Pro Bowl S ED REED leads NFL with 44 INTs…With 1.5 more sacks & 2 INTs, LB RAY LEWIS will become 1st player in NFL history with 35 career sacks & 30 career INTs.

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CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-4) AT BUFFALO BILLS (1-3)

SERIES

    BROWNS BILLS
SERIES LEADER 9-5  
STREAKS Past 2  
COACHES VS. OPP. Mangini: 3-3 Jauron: 1-2
LAST WEEK L 23-20 (OT) vs. Bengals L 38-10 at Dolphins
LAST GAME 11/17/08: Browns 29 at Bills 27.  Cleveland K Phil Dawson kicks 5 FGs, incl. game-winning 56-yarder with 1:39 remaining.  Browns RB Jerome Harrison also has 72-yard TD run.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/17/08
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Don Criqui, Randy Cross.  SIRIUS: 147 (Cle.), 130 (Buf.).  XM: 109 (Buf.). 

 

STATS

PASSING Anderson: 37-67-361-1-4-50.7 Edwards: 70-117-790-5-5-76.5
RUSHING Harrison: 48-181-3.8-0 Jackson: 70-333-4.8-0
RECEIVING Harrison (RB): 14-88-6.3-0 Jackson (RB): 18-160-8.9-1
OFFENSE 262.3 290.8
TAKE/GIVE -7 -4
DEFENSE 403.3 377.0
SACKS Wimbley: 3 Schobel: 3
INTs Pool: 1 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Zastudil: 45.2 Moorman: 47.1 (3C)
KICKING Dawson: 14 (2/2 PAT; 4/4 FG) Lindell: 26 (8/8 PAT; 6/7 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS: Club aims for 3rd consecutive win against Bills…In 1st start of ’09 last week, QB DEREK ANDERSON led Browns to season-high 395 yards of total offense…Since ’07, RB JAMAL LEWIS averages 144 rush yards per game (720 total) when he has 25+ att. & Browns are 5-0.  For career, Lewis averages 99 rush yards per game vs. Bills…RB JEROME HARRISON registered 1st career 100-yard rush game last week (121).  In last meeting vs. Bills, Harrison totaled 101 yards (80 rush, 21 receiving), incl. 72-yard rush TD…WR BRAYLON EDWARDS recorded 8 rec. for 104 yards (13.0 avg.) in last game against Bills.  Rookie WR MOHAMED MASSAQUOI posted career-highs in receptions (8) & receiving yards (148 – most by Browns rookie since DERRICK ALEXANDER, 171 on 12/4/94) last week…Since ’04, DT SHAUN ROGERS leads NFL with 9 blocked FGs…CB BRANDON MC DONALD aims for 2nd consecutive game vs. Bills with INT…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS has 7 total return TDs (5 KR, 2 PR) & needs 1 return TD to surpass ERIC METCALF (2 KR, 5 PR) for most in franchise history.  Since ’05, Cribbs is tied for 1st in NFL w/5 KR-TDs (JUSTIN MILLER)…BILLS: QB TRENT EDWARDS is 7-7 (.500) as starter at home…In past 4, RB FRED JACKSON has totaled 493 yards (333 rush, 160 receiving).  In 2 games vs. Cle., RB MARSHAWN LYNCH averages 100.5 rush yards per game (201 total) & aims for 2nd consecutive game with 100 rush yards…WR TERRELL OWENS leads NFL with 110 TD rec. since 2000.  Owens aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec. vs. Cle. & averages 95.3 receiving yards per game vs. Browns.  WR LEE EVANS (4,892) needs 108 receiving yards to reach 5,000.  WR JOSH REED recorded 1st TD rec. of ’09 last week…Club had season-high 6 sacks vs. Mia…S GEORGE WILSON had career-high 2 sacks last week.  Wilson is 1st Bills DB with mult-sack game since LAWYER MILLOY (3 on 11/21/04)…DE AARON SCHOBEL aims for 3rd consecutive game with sack & ranks 2nd in Bills history with 71 career sacks (BRUCE SMITH, 171).

 

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (2-2) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-3)

SERIES

  REDSKINS PANTHERS
SERIES LEADER 7-1  
STREAKS Past 1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Zorn: 0-0 Fox: 1-1
LAST WEEK W 16-13 vs. Buccaneers Bye (Week 3: L 21-7 at Cowboys)
LAST GAME 11/26/06: Panthers 13 at Redskins 17.  Washington QB Jason Campbell throws 2

2nd-half TD passes, engineering 4th-quarter rally to register 1st NFL victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/03: Panthers 20, Redskins 17.  Carolina RB Stephen Davis scores game-winning TD with 1:09 remaining against former team.  WR Muhsin Muhammad records 189 rec. yards.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick.  SIRIUS: 152 (Was.), 121 (Car.).  XM: 107 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING Campbell: 81-124-963-5-5-85.5 Delhomme: 54-91-601-2-7-54.3
RUSHING Portis: 72-281-3.9-0 D. Williams: 41-180-4.4-2
RECEIVING Cooley (TE): 22-254-11.5-2 S. Smith: 15-190-12.7-2
OFFENSE 325.3 293.3
TAKE/GIVE -3 -8
DEFENSE 301.5 362.3
SACKS Orakpo (R): 2 4 tied: 1
INTs Hall: 2 Beason, Marshall: 1
PUNTING H. Smith: 43.5 Baker: 51.8 (T1C)
KICKING Suisham: 20 (5/6 PAT; 5/5 FG) Kasay: 13 (4/4 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

REDSKINS:  QB JASON CAMPBELL passed for 2 TDs, incl. 66-yarder, in last meeting.  Team is 5-1 when he has 100+ rating.  Has 1.7 INT pct. (11 INTs, 630 att.) since 2008, lowest in NFL (min. 600 att.)…RB CLINTON PORTIS averages 109.8 scrimmage yards per game (11,414 yards, 104 games), 5th highest mark in NFL history (min. 100 games).  When Portis rushes for 100+ yards, his teams are 33-10 (.767).  WR SANTANA MOSS averages 15.3 yards per catch since entering NFL in 2001, highest among active WRs (min. 445 receptions).  Aims for 3rd in row with 55+ yard TD.  TE CHRIS COOLEY has 30 TDs since 2004, 4th most by TE.  Had career-long 66-yard TD in last meeting.  WR ANTWAAN RANDLE EL has 29 career TDs (17 rec., 6 PR, 5 pass., 1 KR), incl. playoffs.  Had TD catch in last meeting…DT ALBERT HAYNESWORTH had career-high 3 sacks in last game vs. Car. (11/4/07 with Ten.).  CB DE ANGELO HALL had FF in last game vs. Car. (11/11/07 with Atl.)…PANTHERS: QB JAKE DELHOMME has won 10 of past 13 games in Oct., including 7 of past 8 in month at home.  Has 110+ rating in 3 of past 4 in Oct.  In career as starter (incl. playoffs), when Delhomme has 110+ rating, team is 17-1 (.944)…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has 20 rush TDs in past 15 games.  Panthers are 8-0 when he rushes for 110+ yards.  When RB JONATHAN STEWART has 14+ att., team is 8-0.  Has 9 rush TDs in past 10 at home (incl. playoffs)…WR STEVE SMITH had TD in last meeting.  Since 2005, averages 86.2 rec. yards per game, most in NFL (min. 50 games).  WR MUHSIN MUHAMMAD has 3 100-yard games vs. Was.  Has 10,996 rec. yards & needs 4 yards to become 6th active player with 11,000.  TE DANTE ROSARIO aims for 3rd in row with TD.  In career, 22 of 30 catches (73.3 pct.) have resulted in 1st down or TD…DE JULIUS PEPPERS is 1st in team history with 71.5 sacks.  Has 15.5 sacks in past 17.  LB JON BEASON has 4 INTs since 2008, tied for most among LBs.  Had sack in last game, 1st of career.  LB THOMAS DAVIS has sack in 3 of past 6, incl. last game.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-2) AT DETROIT LIONS (1-3)

SERIES

  STEELERS LIONS
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 14-14-1  
STREAKS 6 of past 7  
COACHES VS. OPP. Tomlin: 0-0 Schwartz: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 38-28 vs. Chargers L 48-24 at Bears
LAST GAME 1/1/06: Lions 21 at Steelers 35.  Pittsburgh RB Jerome Bettis rushes for 3 TDs as Steelers clinch final AFC playoff berth. Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El returns punt 81 yards for TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/26/98: Lions 19, Steelers 16 (OT).  Detroit K Jason Hanson kicks game-winning 42-yard FG in OT after Pittsburgh K Norm Johnson forces OT with 25-yard FG with 1 second left.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts.  SIRIUS: 125 (Pit.), 155 (Det.).  XM: 102 (Pit.).

 

STATS

PASSING Roethlisberger: 104-142-1,193 (3L)-5-4-98.1 (3C) Stafford (R): 79-139-894-3-6-65.5 OR

Culpepper: 6-11-54-0-0-68.0

RUSHING Mendenhall: 36-210-5.8-2 K. Smith: 74-234-3.2-3 (T2C)
RECEIVING Ward: 26 (T3L)-355-13.7-0 C. Johnson: 21-323 (2C)-15.4-1
OFFENSE 383.8 (3C) 318.8
TAKE/GIVE -5 -3
DEFENSE 279.8 (3C) 361.5
SACKS J. Harrison: 3 Hunter: 2
INTs Polamalu: 1 Henry, Simpson: 1
PUNTING Sepulveda: 45.1 N. Harris: 40.9
KICKING Reed: 25 (10/10 PAT; 5/8 FG) Hanson: 29 (8/8 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

STEELERS:  First time back in Detroit since Super Bowl XL win over Seattle Seahawks...Club has 7-2 record since 1970 against Lions…MIKE TOMLIN has 27-13 (.675) record as head coach incl. playoffs…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 15-5 (.750) record vs. NFC with 25 TDs vs. 15 INTs & 90.0 passer rating.  Incl. playoffs, team is 30-2 (.938), when Roethlisberger has 100+ passer rating…RB WILLIE PARKER gained 135 rush yards in only meeting vs. Det…Last week, RB RASHARD MENDENHALL totaled career-high 29 att. for 165 yards (5.7 avg.) w/2 TDs…WR HINES WARD recorded season-high 113 rec. yards & posted 2nd 100-yard receiving game of season last week…TE HEATH MILLER tied career-high in catches (8) & TDs (2) last week…Since ’07, club leads AFC with 95 sacks & is tied for 3rd in NFL…Since ’08, LB JAMES HARRISON ranks ties for 2nd in NFL with 19 sacks (DE MARCUS WARE, 20; JOEY PORTER, 19).  Harrison has 3 sacks in past 2…LIONS: Rookie QB MATTHEW STAFFORD had career-high 296 yards & 89.6 rating last week.  QB DAUNTE CULPEPPER has 89 career rating as starter…RB KEVIN SMITH has rush TD in 3 of 4 games vs. AFC.  Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC.  Had 2 rush TDs last week…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had 8 catches for 133 yards last week.  Since 2008, ranks 2nd in NFL with 13 TD catches.  WR BRYANT JOHNSON had 54-yard TD in 11/9/03 game vs. Pit. (with Arz.)…LB LARRY FOOTE faces former team.  Drafted by Pit. in 2002 (4th round) & played 1st 7 seasons with Steelers.  In past 14 when LB JULIAN PETERSON has sack, his teams are 10-4 (.714).  Has 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings.  S LOUIS DELMAS was named NFL Defensive Rookie of Month for Sept.  Had 1st career sack last week.  DE CLIFF AVRIL had sack & FF last week…K JASON HANSON has made 9 consecutive 50+ yard FGs.  Has 41 career FGs of 50+ yards, most in NFL history.  Has connected on 33 of past 34 FG att. since 2007. 

DALLAS COWBOYS (2-2) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (0-4)

SERIES

    COWBOYS CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER 5-3  
STREAKS 3 of past 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Phillips: 3-2 Haley: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 17-10 at Broncos L 27-16 vs. Giants
LAST GAME 12/11/05: Chiefs 28 at Cowboys 31.  Dallas TE Dan Campbell catches TD with 22 seconds left for decisive score.  Kansas City K Lawrence Tynes misses 41-yard FG as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 12/13/98: Chiefs 20, Cowboys 17.  Kansas City RB Byron "Bam" Morris rushes for 137 yards & 1 TD as Chiefs deny Cowboys opportunity to clinch NFC East.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 122 (Dal.), 157 (KC).  XM: 108 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING Romo: 76-131-990-4-4-79.4 Cassel: 53-89-458-5-2-82.5
RUSHING Barber: 43-244-5.7-3 (T2C) L. Johnson: 72-189-2.6-0
RECEIVING Witten (TE): 23 (3C)-212-9.2-1 Ryan (TE): 11-97-8.8-2
OFFENSE 401.0 (T2C) 246.5
TAKE/GIVE -2 0
DEFENSE 371.3 379.0
SACKS Butler (R): 2 Hali: 2
INTs Jenkins, Newman: 1 Flowers, D. Johnson: 1
PUNTING McBriar: 47.2 Colquitt: 46.2
KICKING Folk: 28 (10/10 PAT; 6/7 FG) Succop (R): 16 (7/7 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES

COWBOYS: Have won 8 of past 12 vs. AFC…Team is 20-3 (.870) when QB TONY ROMO starts & has 100+ rating.  Since 2007, has 66 TD passes, 3rd most in NFL…When RB MARION BARBER has 11+ carries, team is 27-6 (.818).  Has 34 rush TDs since 2006, most in NFC & 3rd in NFL.  Has rush TD in all 3 games played in 2009.  RB-KR FELIX JONES has 5 career TDs (4 rush, 1 KR) & averages 41.8 yards per TD.  Averaging 12.7 yards per carry in past 2 (190 yards).  RB TASHARD CHOICE has 361 scrimmage yards (120.3 per game) in past 3 vs. AFC…Since 2004, TE JASON WITTEN has 417 receptions, 2nd most among TEs.  Had 7 catches for 93 yards & TD in last meeting.  Reached 450 career receptions (452) last week in 99th game, 2nd fastest TE to accomplish feat (HOFer KELLEN WINSLOW, 89)…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 34 sacks in past 34.  Has 34 sacks since 2007, 2nd most in NFL.  Has sack in 4 of past 5 vs. AFC.  CB TERENCE NEWMAN has 5 INTs in past 11.  Team has won 8 in row when he has INT.  LB BRADIE JAMES had sack last week…CHIEFS: Since ’95, team has 21-8 (.724) record against NFC at home…In 6 career starts vs. NFC, QB MATT CASSEL is 4-2 & has completed 118 of 195 (60.5 pct.) for 1,356 yards with 10 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 90.0 passer rating.  In past 2, Cassel has 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 95.2 passer rating...As starter vs. NFC, RB LARRY JOHNSON averages 86.1 rush yards per game (1,205 total) & has 6 100-yard games.  Johnson (5,827) needs 244 rush yards to surpass PRIEST HOLMES (6,070) for most yards in franchise history.  In only career meeting vs. Cowboys, Johnson gained 143 yards (5.5 avg.) with 3 TDs (tied career high).  Chiefs are 22-8 (.733) when Johnson has 100+ rush yards.  KC is 12-1 (.923) when Johnson has 30+ carries…WR BOBBY WADE aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec.…WR DWAYNE BOWE has 7 TDs in past 9 against NFC…TE SEAN RYAN posted career-high 5 receptions for 58 yards last week…LB DEMORRIO WILLIAMS leads team with 38 tackles…CB BRANDON FLOWERS had 1st INT of ’09 last week.

OAKLAND RAIDERS (1-3) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (4-0)

SERIES

  RAIDERS GIANTS
SERIES LEADER 7-3  
STREAKS 4 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Cable: 0-0 Coughlin: 2-1
LAST WEEK L 29-6 at Texans W 27-16 at Chiefs
LAST GAME 12/31/05: Giants 30 at Raiders 21.   New York RB Tiki Barber becomes 3rd player in NFL history with 3 200-yard rushing games in season as Giants clinch NFC East.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/25/01: Raiders 28, Giants 10.  Oakland QB Rich Gannon records 141.9 passer rating & throws 3 TDs, 2 to WR Tim Brown, who has 117 receiving yards as Raiders improve to 8-2.
BROADCAST CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf.  SIRIUS: 153 (Oak.), 127 (NYG).  XM: 104 (NYG). 

STATS

PASSING J. Russell: 43-108-506-1-4-42.4 Manning: 79-125-1,039 (2C)-8 (T3L)-2-104.1 (3C)
RUSHING Bush: 30-120-4.0-1 Jacobs: 79-288 (3C)-3.6-1
RECEIVING Murphy (R): 11-172-15.6-1 Smith: 34 (1L)-411 (1L)-12.1-4 (1L)
OFFENSE 208.5 401.0 (T2C)
TAKE/GIVE -2 +4
DEFENSE 356.8 232.2 (1L)
SACKS Ellis: 4 Tuck: 2.5
INTs Huff: 3 (1C) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING Lechler: 52.6 (1L) Feagles: 43.2
KICKING Janikowski: 24 (3/3 PAT; 7/7 FG) Tynes: 41 (1L) (11/11 PAT; 10/13 FG)

NOTES

RAIDERS:  Aim for 3rd consecutive win at NYG…In last meeting vs. NFC (12/28/08 vs. TB), QB JA MARCUS RUSSELL completed 14 of 21 passes (66.7 pct.) for 148 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 98.9 passer rating…Against NFC, RB MICHAEL BUSH averages 5.2 yards per carry (41 att., 214 rush yards) with 2 rush TDs…Rookie WR LOUIS MURPHY (4th round, Florida) averages 15.6 yards per catch (11 receptions, 172 receiving yards)…Since ’07, TE ZACH MILLER leads team in receptions (111) & receiving yards (1,368)…Club posted season-high 4 sacks last week…Since ’06, LB THOMAS HOWARD (7) is tied for 2nd in NFL for most INTs among LBs (BRIAN URLACHER, 10)…DE RICHARD SEYMOUR (41) & DE GREG ELLIS (81) have totaled 122 career sacks.  In last meeting vs. NYG (12/14/08 w/Dal.), Ellis posted 2.5 sacks…S MICHAEL HUFF ranks 1st in AFC & is tied for 2nd in NFL w/3 INTs in ’09…CB CHRIS JOHNSON recorded 1st INT of ’09 last week…GIANTS: Aim for 1st 5-0 start since 1990 when team won SB XXV…QB ELI MANNING is 30-9 (.769) in past 39 starts (incl. playoffs).  Has won 8 of past 10 starts vs. AFC (incl. SB XLII).  Won only career start vs. Oak…RB BRANDON JACOBS has 4 rush TDs in past 5 vs. AFC.  Had TD in last meeting.  When Jacobs has 10+ carries (incl. playoffs), Giants are 29-6 (.829).  When he has 100+ rush yards, team is 8-1.  RB AHMAD BRADSHAW is averaging 5.6 yards per carry…WR STEVE SMITH has 34 receptions, most in franchise history through 1st 4 games.  Had career-high 11 catches for 134 yards & 2 TDs last week.  In past 3 games, has 28 catches for 331 yards (110.3 per game) & 4 TDs.  WR MARIO MANNINGHAM is averaging 17 yards per catch.  Rookie WR HAKEEM NICKS had 1st career TD last week (54 yards)…In past 22 (incl. SB XLII), DE JUSTIN TUCK has 16.5 sacks.  When Tuck has sack (incl. playoffs), Giants are 15-3 (.833).  Have won 10 in row when Tuck has 1+ sack.  DE OSI UMENYIORA had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting.  DE MATHIAS KIWANUKA has 4.5 sacks in past 3 vs. AFC. 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-4) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-1)

SERIES

  BUCCANEERS EAGLES
SERIES LEADER Series tied, 5-5  
STREAKS Past 2  
COACHES VS. OPP. Morris: 0-0 Reid: 4-4
LAST WEEK L 16-13 at Redskins Bye (Week 3: W 34-14 vs. Chiefs)
LAST GAME 10/22/06: Eagles 21 at Buccaneers 23.  Tampa Bay Ronde Barber returns 2 interceptions for TDs & K Matt Bryant kicks game-winning 62-yard FG as time expires.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/8/03: Buccaneers 17, Eagles 0.  Defending champion Tampa Bay wins on 2003 NFL Kickoff Weekend behind 2 TDs from QB Brad Johnson to WR Joe Jurevicius.
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan.  SIRIUS: 158 (TB), 126 (Phi.).  XM: 103 (Phi.). 

 

STATS

PASSING J. Johnson: 17-32-142-1-1-62.2 McNabb: 10-18-79-2-1-80.6
RUSHING Williams: 38-191-5.0-1 McCoy (R): 34-148-4.4-1
RECEIVING Winslow (TE): 17-155-9.1-2 Celek (TE): 22-245-11.1-2
OFFENSE 279.5 383.3
TAKE/GIVE +1 +2
DEFENSE 393.5 262.0 (3L)
SACKS Wilkerson: 2 T. Cole: 2.5
INTs Talib: 3 (T2L) S. Brown, Jordan: 2
PUNTING D. Johnson: 43.1 Rocca: 43.3
KICKING Andrus: --- Akers: 26 (11/11 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

BUCCANEERS:  Since 2002, TB is 18-2 (.900) when team has 0 turnovers…QB JOSH JOHNSON made 1st NFL start last week & threw 1st career TD…When RB CADILLAC WILLIAMS has 22+ att., TB is 10-0.  Had 23 att. for 82 yards in last game vs. Phi.  Since 2008, RB DERRICK WARD has averaged 5.4 yards per carry, 2nd most in NFL (min. 1,000 yards)…WR ANTONIO BRYANT is 1 of 4 active players with 5,000 yards to average 15+ yards per catch (15.2).  Had TD catch last week.  Since 2006, TE KELLEN WINSLOW ranks 3rd among TEs with 231 catches…Defense has 190 INTs since 2000, 2nd most in NFL during that span.  CB AQIB TALIB tied team record with 3 INTs last week.  CB RONDE BARBER has 11 defensive TDs (FR & INT), 2nd most among active players.  Had 2 INT-TDs in last meeting & has 3 INT-TDs in past 3 meetings (incl. playoffs).  Has 24 sacks & 37 INTs in career & is 1 of 4 players all-time with 20+ sacks & 30+ INTs…EAGLES: QB DONOVAN MC NABB has 196 pass TDs & 27 rush TDs.  Needs 4 pass TDs to become 8th player all-time with 200+ pass TDs & 25+ rush TDs.  In starts (min. 10+ att.) with 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 40-1 (.976).  QB KEVIN KOLB is 1st player in NFL history to pass for 300+ yards in 1st 2 career starts…RB BRIAN WESTBROOK is only player since 2004 with 5,000+ rush (5,031) & 3,000+ rec. (3,213) yards.  Is only active player with 25+ rush (36) & rec. (29) TDs.  In last meeting had 101 rush yards & 113 rec. yards.  Rookie RB LE SEAN MC COY had career-high 84 yards & scored 1st TD in last game…WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON is 1st player in NFL history to score 60+ yard TD in each of 1st 3 games of season.  Has 2 rec. TDs (71, 64 yards) & PR-TD (85).  Leads NFL with 22.2 PR avg.  TE BRENT CELEK aims for 3rd 100-yard game in row.  Has 208 yards (104 per game) in past 2…DE TRENT COLE has 25.5 sacks in past 39 (incl. playoffs).  Since 2005, CB ASANTE SAMUEL leads NFL with 24 INTs.  When he has INT, his teams are 21-1 (.955).  CB SHELDON BROWN has 16 INTs & 13 have led to scores (2 INT-TDs). 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-0) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (0-4)

SERIES

  VIKINGS RAMS
SERIES LEADER 17-14-2  
STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Childress: 0-1 Spagnuolo: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 30-23 vs. Packers L 35-0 at 49ers
LAST GAME 12/31/06: Rams 41 at Vikings 21.  St. Louis RB Steven Jackson has 142 rushing yards & scores 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) as Rams finish season with 3 consecutive wins. 
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/30/03: Rams 48, Vikings 17.  St. Louis RB Marshall Faulk has 108 rushing yards & scores 3 TDs to move past HOFers Jim Brown & Walter Payton into 5th on all-time TD list.
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Chris Myers, Charles Davis.  Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Dan Reeves.  SIRIUS: 91 (Min.), 151 (StL.).  XM: 106 (Min.).

STATS

PASSING Favre: 85-125-837-8 (T3L)-1-104.7 (3L) Bulger: 35-68-339-1-0-70.6 OR

Boller: 29-55-272-2-2-63.6

RUSHING Peterson: 84-412 (1C)-4.9-5 (T1L) Jackson: 83-367 (2C)-4.4-0
RECEIVING Taylor (RB): 18-138-7.7-0 Avery: 13-109-8.4-0
OFFENSE 321.5 251.3
TAKE/GIVE +5 (T3C) -4
DEFENSE 300.8 359.5
SACKS J. Allen: 6.5 (1C) Little: 3
INTs Greenway, Griffin: 2 Atogwe, J. Butler: 1
PUNTING Kluwe: 42.3 D. Jones: 47.7
KICKING Longwell: 32 (3C) (14/14 PAT; 6/7 FG) Jo. Brown: 6 (3/3 PAT; 1/4 FG)

NOTES

BOTH HEAD COACHES were assistants with Phi. from 1999-2005 – BRAD CHILDRESS (Min.) on offense & STEVE SPAGNUOLO (StL) on defense…VIKINGS:  Aim for 1st 5-0 start since 2003…QB BRETT FAVRE has won 8 of 11 meetings.  Has 19 TDs vs. Rams & has TD in all 11 games.  Became 1st QB to defeat all 32 NFL teams last week…RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads NFL with 3,513 rush yards since 2007.  Has 96 runs of 10+ yards since 2007, most in NFL.  RB CHESTER TAYLOR had TD in last meeting…Incl. playoffs, WR BERNARD BERRIAN has 24 TDs & 18 have been 30+ yards.  Had 34-yard TD in last meeting.  WR-KR PERCY HARVIN ties for NFL rookie lead with 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 KR).  WR SIDNEY RICE aims for 3rd in row with TD.  TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE had TD last week...DE JARED ALLEN had career-high 4.5 sacks & safety last week, his 3rd safety since 2008.  Has 64 sacks since 2004, most in NFL.  Has 21 sacks in past 16 (incl. playoffs).  Had 2 sacks in last game vs. StL (11/5/06 with KC)…RAMS: QB MARC BULGER is 2-0 in career vs. Min. & has 102.9 rating.  Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 100+ rating.  QB KYLE BOLLER won only start vs. Min. (12/25/05 with Bal.), passing for 3 TDs & 113.5 rating…RB STEVEN JACKSON had 142 rush yards, 24 rec. yards & scored career-high 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting.  His 3 rush TDs were also career high (since tied).  Has averaged 124.1 scrimmage yards per game since 2006, tops in NFL…WR DONNIE AVERY has TD in 2 of past 3 Oct. games (42 & 69 yards)…S OSHIOMOGHO ATOGWE has 14 INTs since 2007, tied for most in NFC & 2nd in NFL.  Has 3 INTs in past 3 Oct. games.  DE LEONARD LITTLE has 83.5 sacks since 2000, 3rd most among active players in NFL.  Has 6 sacks in past 4 meetings, incl. career-best 4 sacks in 11/30/03 game.  CB RON BARTELL had 2 INTs, incl. 38-yard INT-TD in last meeting.  S JAMES BUTLER had INT (47 yards) in last game vs. Min. (12/28/08 with NYG).

ATLANTA FALCONS (2-1) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-1)

SERIES

  FALCONS 49ERS
SERIES LEADER   44-27-1
STREAKS Past 2  
COACHES VS. OPP. Smith: 0-0 Singletary: 0-0
LAST WEEK Bye (Week 3: L 26-10 at Patriots) W 35-0 vs. Rams
LAST GAME 11/4/07: 49ers 16 at Falcons 20.  Atlanta RB Warrick Dunn has 100 yards & 1 TD & Falcons defense allows 251 yards & forces 4 turnovers.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/12/04: Falcons 21, 49ers 19.  Dunn rushes for 2 TDs & DT Rod Coleman bats down Tim Rattay’s 2-point conversion pass attempt with 40 seconds left.
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM PT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 121 (Atl.), 125 (SF).  XM: 102 (SF.). 

STATS

PASSING Ryan: 60-91-648-5-1-100.4 S. Hill: 66-106-700-5-1-93.3
RUSHING Turner: 65-226-3.5-2 Coffee (R): 59-138-2.3-0
RECEIVING White: 15-119-7.9-1 V. Davis (TE): 17-211-12.4-3 (T2L)
OFFENSE 303.0 264.0
TAKE/GIVE +3 +5 (T3C)
DEFENSE 381.3 284.0
SACKS Abraham, Biermann: 2 Willis: 2.5
INTs Houston, Peterson: 1 Willis: 2
PUNTING Koenen: 41.0 Lee: 48.1
KICKING Elam: 15 (6/7 PAT; 3/5 FG) Nedney: 30 (12/12 PAT; 6/7 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS:  Under head coach MIKE SMITH, team is 13-1 (.929) when leading at halftime…QB MATT RYAN ranks 6th in NFL with 100.4 passer rating.  Falcons are 7-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER has 13 rush TDs in past 11.  When Turner has 19+ carries, his teams are 13-1 (.929).  RB JERIOUS NORWOOD has 9 career TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) & 5 have been 45+ yards…WR RODDY WHITE has 33 catches for 467 yards (116.8 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4 Oct. games.  Aims for 5th consecutive Oct. game with 8+ catches, 110+ yards & 1+ TD.   WR MICHAEL JENKINS led club with 5 catches & 78 yards vs. NE.  TE TONY GONZALEZ has catch in 134 consecutive games…Defense forced 4 turnovers in last meeting.  DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 86 sacks since 2000, 2nd most among active players.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. SF with sack.  When he has 2+ sacks, his teams are 13-3 (.813).  LB MIKE PETERSON had sack in only game vs. SF (12/18/05 with Jax.)…49ERS: Team has won 7 of past 9 under head coach MIKE SINGLETARY QB SHAUN HILL is 10-4 (.714) as starter.  Is 7-0 as starter at home & has 100.7 passer rating with 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs… Rookie RB GLEN COFFEE made 1st career start & had career-high 74 rush yards last week.  Also led team with 4 receptions…TE VERNON DAVIS had 7 catches for 77 yards in last meeting.  Aims for 3rd game in row with TD catch.  Has 3 TDs in past 2.  WR ISAAC BRUCE ranks 2nd in career rec. yards (15,111), 5th in receptions (1,016) & 9th in TD catches (91).  WR JOSH MORGAN had 24-yard TD last week…LB PATRICK WILLIS had career-high 2.5 sacks & had 23-yard INT-TD last week, 2nd INT-TD of career.  DT RAY MC DONALD had 11-yard FR-TD last week, 1st TD of career.  In Wk. 3, McDonald blocked FG that CB NATE CLEMENTS returned 59 yards for TD.  Clements has 30 career INTs, tied for 5th most by CB in NFL since 2001.  LB PARYS HARALSON has 5.5 sacks in past 11.  Had 0.5 sack in last meeting.  DE JUSTIN SMITH has 1.5 sacks in 2 career meetings.  LB SCOTT MC KILLOP scored 1st career TD last week.

HOUSTON TEXANS (2-2) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-2)

SERIES

  TEXANS CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER 1-0  
STREAKS Past 1  
COACHES VS. OPP. Kubiak: 0-0 Whisenhunt: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 29-6 vs. Raiders Bye (Week 3: L 31-10 vs. Colts)
LAST GAME 12/17/05: Cardinals 19 at Texans 30.  Houston’s defense forces 4 turnovers & registers 6 sacks.  Texans RB Jonathan Wells rushes for 87 yards & 2 2nd-quarter TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE ---
BROADCAST CBS (1:15 PM MST): Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon.  SIRIUS: 122 (Hou.), 126 (Arz.).  XM: 103 (Arz.). 

STATS

PASSING Schaub: 80-129-1,047-8 (T3L)-3-98.6 (2C) Warner: 80-122-863-4-4-83.5
RUSHING Slaton: 59-192-3.3-1 Hightower: 32-109-3.4-1
RECEIVING A. Johnson: 20-336-16.8-2 Hightower (RB): 20-172-8.6-0
OFFENSE 332.3 335.0
TAKE/GIVE +1 -2
DEFENSE 368.8 360.0
SACKS Williams: 2 Berry: 2
INTs Busing, Wilson: 1 Rolle, Rodgers-Cromartie: 1
PUNTING Turk: 43.3 Graham: 50.3 (3C)
KICKING K. Brown: 26 (11/11 PAT; 5/6 FG) Rackers: 21 (6/6 PAT; 5/6 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:  Will play 1st game at Arizona in franchise history…Team aims for 3rd consecutive win vs. NFC…In past 3, QB MATT SCHAUB has completed 62 of 96 passes (64.6 pct.) for 881 yards with 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 113.2 passer rating.  Since ’07, Schaub has 5-2 record vs. NFC & has completed 161 of 226 passes (71.2 pct.) for 1,985 yards with 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 110.6 passer rating…Club has 8-3 (.727) record when Schaub has 100+ rating…In past 2 vs. NFC, RB STEVE SLATON averages 106 rush yards per game (212 total)…Since ’08, WR ANDRE JOHNSON leads NFL in receiving yards (1,911) & receptions (135).  Since ’04, Johnson averages 97 rec. yards per game vs. NFC & has 9 100-yard receiving games…TE OWEN DANIELS has 2 TDs in past 3…Since ’07, DE MARIO WILLIAMS ranks 1st in AFC & 4th in NFL with 28 sacks…Rookie LB BRIAN CUSHING (No. 14, USC) leads team & 2nd among NFL rookies with 33 tackles…DE ANTONIO SMITH spent 2004-08 w/Arz & totaled 14.5 sacks… KR-WR JACOBY JONES aims for 4th in row with TD (2 TD rec., 1 KR-TD)…CARDINALS: QB KURT WARNER has 106.6 passer rating, 8,983 yards (289.8 per game) & 59 TDs in 31 games vs. AFC (incl. 3 SBs).  In starts (incl. playoffs) with 100+ rating (min. 15 att.), Warner’s teams are 38-4 (.905).  Passed for 332 yards in last game, his 49th career 300-yard game.  Needs 1 to become 5th QB with 50 300-yard games…RB TIM HIGHTOWER is 1 of 3 RBs in NFL to lead team in both rushing (109 yards) & receptions (20)…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 55 catches for 958 yards (106.4 per game) & 12 TDs in past 9 (incl. playoffs).  In past 9 vs. AFC (incl. SB XLIII), has 60 catches for 878 yards (97.6 per game) & 7 TDs.  WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 24 100-yard games, most in team history.  Had 8 catches for 134 yards & TD in last meeting…S ADRIAN WILSON is 1 of 2 active S with 18+ INTs (18) & 18+ sacks (19).  S ANTREL ROLLE has INT & 83-yard TD off blocked FG in past 2 games.  CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE has 7 INTs in past 14 (incl. playoffs), incl. 99-yard INT-TD, tied for longest in team history.  DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 8 sacks in past 11 vs. AFC (incl. SB XLIII). 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (3-1) AT DENVER BRONCOS (4-0)

SERIES

    PATRIOTS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER   24-16
STREAKS   4 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP. Belichick: 3-9 McDaniels: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 27-21 vs. Ravens W 17-10 vs. Cowboys
LAST GAME 10/20/08: Broncos 7 at Patriots 41.  New England QB Matt Cassel throws 3 TD passes, incl. 2 to WR Randy Moss (13, 27).  Pats RB Sammy Morris adds 138 rush yards & 1 TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/05: Broncos 28, Patriots 20.  Denver QB Jake Plummer passes for 2 TDs as Broncos score 28 unanswered points before holding off New England.
BROADCAST CBS (2:15 PM MT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms.  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone.  SIRIUS: 123 (NE), 91 (Den.).  XM: 105 (NE). 

STATS

PASSING Brady: 108-174-1,129-4-2-83.7 Orton: 69-117-906-5-0-97.7
RUSHING F. Taylor: 45-201-4.5-2 Buckhalter: 37-267-7.2-1
RECEIVING Moss: 29 (1C)-331-11.4-1 Marshall: 16-219-13.7-2
OFFENSE 376.0 365.0
TAKE/GIVE +2 (T3C) +7 (T1L)
DEFENSE 287.5 239.8 (1C)
SACKS Wright: 3 Dumervil: 8 (T1L)
INTs Bodden: 1 6 tied: 1
PUNTING Hanson: 38.8 Kern: 46.4
KICKING Gostkowski: 39 (1C) (6/6 PAT; 11/12 FG) Prater: 31 (T3C) (7/7 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

AFL 50th Anniversary Season: Game features 2 of 8 original AFL teams…PATRIOTS: Since ’06, QB TOM BRADY has 10-0 record in October & has completed 227 of 336 passes (67.6 pct.) for 2,697 yards with 31 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 118.9 passer rating…RB KEVIN FAULK (392) needs 8 receptions to become 26th RB in NFL history with at least 400 receptions…Since ’07, RANDY MOSS leads NFL with 35 TDs & is 6th in NFL history with 137 career TDs.  Moss ranks 2nd in NFL history with 61 100-yard receiving games (JERRY RICE, 76).  Moss posted 2 TD receptions in last meeting vs. Den.  Since ’07, WR WES WELKER leads NFL with 241 receptions…In past 2, TE BENJAMIN WATSON is averaging 24.7 yards per catch (3 receptions, 74 yards)...CB LEIGH BODDEN posted 1st INT w/Patriots last week…CB SHAWN SPRINGS is only CB in NFL history to lead team in sacks & INTs in same season (with Redskins in ’04)…BRONCOS: Head coach JOSH MC DANIELS spent 8 seasons (2001-08) w/Patriots as asst. coach…Incl. postseason, club has won 3 of past 4 against Patriots…Club aims for 1st 5-0 start since ’98…QB KYLE ORTON has 25-12 (.676) record as starter.  Orton ranks 1st in AFC & 2nd in NFL with 144.7 4th quarter passer rating (ELI MANNING, 147.5). Orton will make 1st career start vs. NE…RB CORRELL BUCKHALTER averages 7.2 yards per carry in ’09.  RB KNOWSHON MORENO (1st round, Georgia) leads NFL rookies with 249 rush yards.  Moreno recorded 1st career TD reception last week…WR BRANDON MARSHALL aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD reception.  WR EDDIE ROYAL (99) needs 1 reception for 100 career…Defense allows NFL-low 6.5 points per game…CB CHAMP BAILEY (44) ranks 1st among NFL CBs for most INTs since ’99…S BRIAN DAWKINS is 1 of 4 players in NFL history with at least 33 career INTs (34) & 20 sacks (21)…DE ELVIS DUMERVIL has 8 sacks in past 3 games & aims for 4th consecutive game with 2 or more sacks.  Dumervil recorded 2 sacks in last meeting vs. NE.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-2) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-3)

SERIES

  JAGUARS SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER   3-2
STREAKS   2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Del Rio: 1-0 Mora: 0-0
LAST WEEK W 37-17 vs. Titans L 34-17 at Colts
LAST GAME 9/11/05: Seahawks 14 at Jaguars 26.  Jacksonville QB Byron Leftwich throws 2 TDs to WR Jimmy Smith & Jaguars defense forces 5 turnovers en route to victory.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/7/01: Seahawks 24, Jaguars 15.  Seattle RB Shaun Alexander rushes for 176 yards & 2 1st-half TDs as Seahawks roll up 395 yards of total offense.
BROADCAST CBS (1:15 PM PT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots.  SIRIUS: 130 (Jax.), 127 (Sea.).  XM: 104 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING Garrard: 82-138-941-5-1-89.1 Hasselbeck: 35-54-376-3-2-88.2 OR

Wallace: 74-112-645-3-2-82.6

RUSHING Jones-Drew: 63-296-4.7-5 (T1L) J. Jones: 57-251-4.4-1
RECEIVING Sims-Walker: 19-278-14.6-3 (T2L) Burleson: 24 (2C)-260-10.8-1
OFFENSE 360.3 338.5
TAKE/GIVE +4 (2C) -4
DEFENSE 381.0 343.8
SACKS 3 tied: 1 Jackson: 3
INTs D. Cox (R): 2 (T2C) Hawthorne, Lucas: 1
PUNTING Podlesh: 39.1 Ryan: 51.8 (3L)
KICKING Scobee: 31 (T3C) (10/10 PAT; 7/10 FG) Mare: 26 (8/8 PAT; 6/8 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS:  Since ’06, team is 17-4 (.810) when gaining 150+ rush yards…Since ’07, QB DAVID GARRARD has 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 89.4 passer rating vs. NFC.  Jags are 12-4 (.750) when Garrard has 2+ TD passes.  Garrard tied career-high with 3 TD passes last week…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 45 TDs (39 rush; 4 rec.; 2 KR) in 51 career games.  Jones-Drew has 4 rush TDs in past 2…WR TORRY HOLT ranks 10th all-time with 884 receptions.  Holt aims for 5th 100-yard receiving game vs. Sea. (101, 100, 126, 154).  WR MIKE SIMS-WALKER aims for 4th consecutive game with 6 or more receptions & is averaging 92.7 receiving yards per game in past 3 (278 total)…TE MARCEDES LEWIS is averaging 16.3 yards per reception in ’09…CB RASHEAN MATHIS leads franchise with 26 career INTs…Rookie CB DEREK COX (3rd round, William & Mary) recorded 2nd career INT last week…SEAHAWKS: QB MATT HASSELBECK had 2 TDs in only start vs. Jax.  In starts with 10+ att. & 90+ rating, his teams are 37-12 (.755).  QB SENECA WALLACE aims for 3rd game in row with 250+ pass yards.  Had TD pass & TD run last week…RB JULIUS JONES had 111 scrimmage yards & TD in only game vs. Jax. (9/10/06 with Dal.).  In past 2 at home, has 272 scrimmage yards (136 per game) & 2 TDs.  RB EDGERRIN JAMES is NFL’s active leader in rush yards with 12,180.  In 9 meetings, has 1,127 scrimmage yards (125.2 per game)…WR T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH leads NFL with 316 rec. since 2006.  Had 8 catches for 103 yards last week, 1st 100-yard game with Sea.  TE JOHN CARLSON has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. AFC.  Has TD catch in 4 of past 5 at home (5 TDs).  WR NATE BURLESON has 7 receiving TDs in past 10.  Has TD in 4 of past 5 home games.  Incl. playoffs, when WR DEION BRANCH has TD catch, his teams are 19-6 (.760)…DE PATRICK KERNEY has 12 sacks in past 10 home games.  DE LAWRENCE JACKSON has 3 sacks in past 4.  CB KEN LUCAS had INT last week.

SUNDAY NIGHT

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (4-0) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (0-4)

SERIES

    COLTS TITANS
SERIES LEADER 16-12  
STREAKS 9 of past 12  
COACHES VS. OPP. Caldwell: 0-0 Fisher: 6-9
LAST WEEK W 34-17 vs. Seahawks L 37-17 at Jaguars
LAST GAME 12/28/08: Titans 0 at Colts 23.  Indy QB Peyton Manning completes 55-yard TD to RB Joseph Addai in 1st quarter as Colts become 1st team in history with 12+ wins in 6 straight seasons.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/27/08: Titans 31, Colts 21.  Tennessee RBs Chris Johnson & LenDale White combine for 90 rush yards & 3 TDs as Titans move to 7-0 for 1st time in club history.
BROADCAST NBC (7:20 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth & Andrea Kremer (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 125 (WW1), 126 (Ind.).  XM: 102 (WW1), 103 (Ind.).

STATS

PASSING Manning: 97-137-1,336 (1L)-9 (T1L)-3-114.5 (1L) Collins: 87-153-914-5-6-68.9
RUSHING Addai: 48-183-3.8-2 Johnson: 69-434 (1L)-6.3-2
RECEIVING Wayne: 26 (T3L)-399 (1C)-15.3-3 (T2L) Britt (R): 17-271-15.9-0
OFFENSE 414.3 358.5
TAKE/GIVE +2 (T3C) -5
DEFENSE 308.3 362.0
SACKS Freeney, Mathis: 5 (T3C) Brown: 2
INTs Bethea: 2 (T2C) 3 tied: 1
PUNTING McAfee (R): 43.8 Hodges: 42.8
KICKING Vinatieri: 28 (13/13 PAT; 5/7 FG) Bironas: 19 (7/7 PAT; 4/6 FG)

NOTES

COLTS: Dating back to ’08, Colts have 13 consecutive regular season wins (longest current streak in NFL)…In career against Titans, QB PEYTON MANNING has 9-5 (.643) record & has completed 297 of 422 passes (70.4 pct.) for 3,397 yards with 23 TDs vs. 12 INTs & 100.6 passer rating.  Manning aims to become 3rd player in NFL history w/5 consecutive 300-yard passing games to start season (KURT WARNER in 2000 & STEVE YOUNG in 1998 – 6 consecutive games).  Since ’04, Colts are 47-7 (.870) when Manning has 2+ TDs…Rookie RB DONALD BROWN (1st round, No. 27) has rush TD in 2 of past 3…WR REGGIE WAYNE aims for 3rd consecutive game with TD rec..  In 3 career starts, WR PIERRE GARCON averages 26.1 yards per catch (7 rec., 183 yards).  7 of 10 receptions in ’09 have been 1st downs…Since ’07, TE DALLAS CLARK leads NFL TEs w/20 TD rec.  Leads NFL TEs w/364 rec. yards & 26 rec. in ’09…Since ’02, DE DWIGHT FREENEY ranks 2nd in NFL with 75.5 sacks (JASON TAYLOR, 84)…TITANS: Club has won 2 of past 3 at home against Ind…Since 10/29/06, Ten. aims for 5th consecutive win at home in Oct…QB KERRY COLLINS ranks 3rd in NFL among active QBs with 38,307 passing yards (BRETT FAVRE, 65,964; PEYTON MANNING, 46,964) & ranks 12th for most passing yards in NFL history…In past 3, RB CHRIS JOHNSON is averaging 126.6 rush yards per game (377 total).  RB LEN DALE WHITE posted 2 rush TDs in last meeting vs. Ind at home…WR NATE WASHINGTON aims for 4th consecutive game with TD reception.  WR KENNY BRITT leads all rookies in receptions (17) & rec. yards (271)…LB KEITH BULLUCK aims for 118th consecutive start.  Since ’02, Bulluck ranks 2nd in NFL among active LBs with 13 INTs…S CHRIS HOPE recorded career-high 2 INTs vs. Colts on 10/27/08.

MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 12, 2009

NEW YORK JETS (3-1) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-3)

SERIES

    JETS DOLPHINS
SERIES LEADER 46-39-1  
STREAKS 5 of past 6  
COACHES VS. OPP. Ryan: 0-0 Sparano: 1-1
LAST WEEK L 24-10 at Saints W 38-10 vs. Bills
LAST GAME 12/28/08: Dolphins 24 at Jets 17.  Miami QB Chad Pennington passes for 200 yards & 2 TDs as Dolphins win for 9th time in 10 games & clinch AFC East title.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/7/08: Jets 20, Dolphins 14.  New York QB Brett Favre throws 2 TD passes in Jets debut, including 56-yarder to WR Jerricho Cotchery.  Jets CB Darrelle Revis seals win with late INT.
BROADCAST ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden.  Westwood One Radio: Marv Albert, Boomer Esiason, Tony Boselli (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 126 (NYJ), 125 (Mia).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (NYJ), 102 (Mia).

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RECEIVING Cotchery: 23-356-15.5-1 Bess: 20-157-7.9-0
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