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Default NFL CAPSULES WEEK 17

Week 17 NFL Capsules

Week 17, 2010, 01/01/2010

WEEK 17 – SUNDAY, JANUARY 3, 2010

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (14-1) AT BUFFALO BILLS (5-10)

SERIES

COLTS
BILLS

SERIES LEADER

34-30-1

STREAKS
Past 6


COACHES VS. OPP.
Caldwell: 0-0
Fewell: 0-0

LAST WEEK
L 29-15 vs. Jets
L 31-3 at Falcons

LAST GAME
11/12/06: Bills 16 at Colts 17. Indianapolis outgains Buffalo 384-162 in total yards & holds on for victory as Colts become 1st club in history to begin consecutive seasons with 9-0 record.

LAST GAME AT SITE
11/23/03: Colts 17, Bills 14. Indianapolis RB Edgerrin James scores 2 TDs, including game-winner on 4th-and-goal with 1:38 remaining.

BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Beuerlein. SIRIUS: 125 (Ind.), 108 (Buf.). XM: 102 (Ind.).


STATS

PASSING
Manning: 379-553-4,405 (2L)-33 (1C)-15-101.0 (2C)
Fitzpatrick: 111-202-1,267-6-10-63.3 OR

Brohm: 17-29-146-0-2-43.2

RUSHING
Addai: 219-828-3.8-10
Jackson: 204-850-4.2-2

RECEIVING
Wayne: 95 (T3C)-1,243 (T3L)-13.1-10 (T2C)
Owens: 51-764-15.0-4

OFFENSE
376.8 (3C)
265.3

TAKE/GIVE
+5
0

DEFENSE
334.9
352.8

SACKS
Freeney: 13.5 (T2L)
Schobel: 10

INTs
Bethea: 4
Wilson: 4

PUNTING
McAfee (R): 44.2
Moorman: 46.9 (2C)

KICKING
Stover: 59 (32/32 PAT; 9/11 FG)
Lindell: 96 (21/21 PAT; 25/30 FG)


NOTES

COLTS: Dating back to 11/9/08, Ind. has won 11 consecutive road games…Colts rank 1st in NFL w/292.2 passing yards per game…QB PEYTON MANNING (4,405) needs 153 passing yards to surpass his franchise-high of 4,557 in ’04. In 6 consecutive wins vs. Bills, Manning has completed 122 of 188 passes (64.9 pct.) for 1,404 yards w/8 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 94.8 passer rating. Last week, Manning (50,033) became 4th player in NFL history to reach 50,000 passing yards…RB JOSEPH ADDAI (10) needs 2 rush TDs to tie career-high of 12 in ’07…WR REGGIE WAYNE (95) needs 5 rec. to reach 100 in season for 2nd time. Wayne (10) needs 2 TD rec. to tie career-high of 12 in ’04. WR AUSTIN COLLIE (Round 4, BYU) leads NFL rookies in rec. (59) & TD rec. (7)…Since ’07, TE DALLAS CLARK leads NFL TEs w/27 TD rec. Clark (93) needs 7 catches to become 2nd TE in history to reach 100 in season (TONY GONZALEZ, 102 in ’04)…DE DWIGHT FREENEY ranks 2nd in NFL w/84 sacks since ’02. Has 13.5 sacks in ’09 & needs 2.5 to equal career high of 16 in ’04…

BILLS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (6) needs 2 TD passes to tie career high of 8 in ’08. QB BRIAN BROHM may make 1st start at Ralph Wilson Stadium…RB FRED JACKSON led team in rush yards in 10 of 15 games this season…Last week, WR TERRELL OWENS (1,002) became 6th player in NFL history w/1,000 career rec. Owens (14,886) needs 49 rec. yards to pass TIM BROWN (14,934) for 3rd all-time. Owens averages 84 rec. yards per game vs. Ind. (252 total). WR LEE EVANS has rec. in 93 of 95 career games…Bills lead AFC & tie for 2nd in NFL w/26 INTs in ’09…DE AARON SCHOBEL tied career-high w/3 sacks last wk & has 10 in ’09, 4th 10+ sack season of career. Since ’02, Schobel ranks 5th in NFL w/71.5 sacks…Rookie LB NIC HARRIS (Round 5, Okla.) had career-high 12 tackles last week.



NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (13-2) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (7-8)

SERIES

SAINTS
PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

16-13

STREAKS
3 of past 5 on road
6 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.
Payton: 2-5
Fox: 10-5

LAST WEEK
L 20-17 (OT) vs. Buccaneers
W 41-9 at Giants

LAST GAME
11/8/09: Panthers 20 at Saints 30. New Orleans overcomes 17-3 deficit to improve to 8-0, best start in franchise history. Saints QB Drew Brees throws for 330 yards & TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE
10/19/08: Panthers 30, Saints 7. Carolina QB Jake Delhomme throws for 195 yards & 2 TDs, including 39-yarder to WR Steve Smith, who finishes game with 122 yards.

BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick. SIRIUS: 126 (NO), 152 (Car). XM: 103 (NO).


STATS

PASSING
Brees: 363-514-4,388 (1C)-34 (1L)-11-109.6 (1L)
M. Moore: 71-115-891-7-2-98.9

RUSHING
P. Thomas: 147-793-5.4-6
D. Williams: 216-1,117-5.2-7

RECEIVING
Colston: 69-1,071-15.5-9
Muhammad: 46-496-10.8-1

OFFENSE
416.5 (1L)
331.3

TAKE/GIVE
+14 (3L)
+3

DEFENSE
359.8
322.7

SACKS
Smith: 13 (2C)
Peppers: 10.5

INTs
Sharper: 9 (T1L)
Gamble, Marshall: 4

PUNTING
Morstead (R): 43.1
Baker: 44.3

KICKING
Hartley: 33 (9/10 PAT; 8/10 FG)
Kasay: 86 (29/30 PAT; 19/24 FG)


NOTES

SAINTS: Lead NFL with 500 points …QB DREW BREES has 4,388 yards & needs 12 to become 1st QB in NFL history with 4 consecutive 4,400-yard seasons. Has completed 54 of 84 (64.3 pct.) for 716 yards with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 101.1 rating in past 2 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with 330+ yards…RB PIERRE THOMAS had rush TD in last meeting. RB REGGIE BUSH had 7 receptions in last meeting. Needs 95 rush yards & 66 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career in each category…WR MARQUES COLSTON has 11 rec. TDs in past 12 Dec. games. Has 3 TDs vs. Car., incl. career-long 86-yarder (10/1/06). WR ROBERT MEACHEM aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with TD. Had 30-yard TD last week. WR DEVERY HENDERSON avgs. 27.1 yards per catch (15 catches, 407 yards) in past 6 meetings & 14 of 15 receptions have gone for 1st down (93.3 pct.)…LB JONATHAN VILMA has 25 tackles in past 2 meetings. DE WILL SMITH has 10.5 sacks in past 9. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. S DARREN SHARPER has 9 INTs for NFL-record 376 yards. DE ANTHONY HARGROVE had 2 FRs (FR-TD) & FF in last meeting…

PANTHERS: QB MATT MOORE has 6 TDs, 0 INTs & 133.4 rating in past 2 starts & club is 2-0. Aims for 3rd in row with 3+ TDs, 0 INTs & 120+ rating…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has rushed for 327 yards (163.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 meetings. Has 937 rush yards (133.9 per game) & 8 TDs in past 7 vs. division. RB JONATHAN STEWART rushed for franchise-record 206 yards & TD last week. Has 326 rush yards in 1st 2 career starts, 2nd most since 1970. When he has 15+ att., has rushed for 1,180 yards (98.3 per game) & club is 12-0. Williams (1,117) & Stewart (1,008) are 5th RB duo in NFL history to each rush for 1,000 yards…WR MUHSIN MUHAMMAD had 22-yard TD last week…DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 10.5 sacks, his 6th 10+ sack season. S CHRIS HARRIS had INT last week & aims for 6th in row with INT or FF. CB CHRIS GAMBLE had INT in last meeting. LB JON BEASON had sack & FF last week. Has team-high 134 tackles, 3rd 100+ tackle season in row.



JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (7-8) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-11)

SERIES

JAGUARS
BROWNS

SERIES LEADER
8-3


STREAKS

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.
Del Rio: 1-1
Mangini: 0-1

LAST WEEK
L 35-7 at Patriots
W 23-9 vs. Raiders

LAST GAME
10/26/08: Browns 23 at Jaguars 17. Cleveland K Phil Dawson converts all 3 FG attempts, incl. 2 in 4th quarter, & RB Jamal Lewis adds 81 rush yards & 1 TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE
12/4/05: Jaguars 20, Browns 14. Jacksonville erases 11-point deficit with 29-yard FG by K Josh Scobee & 2 TD passes by QB David Garrard in 3rd quarter as Jaguars win 5th straight.

BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 121 (Jax.), 147 (Cle.). XM: 107 (Jax.).


STATS

PASSING
Garrard: 292-477-3,395-13-9-84.0
D. Anderson: 74-171-802-3-9-41.6

RUSHING
Jones-Drew: 296-1,309 (3C)-4.4-15 (1C)
J. Harrison: 161-735-4.6-4

RECEIVING
Sims-Walker: 61-841-13.8-7
Massaquoi (R): 33-610-18.5-3

OFFENSE
337.1
257.5

TAKE/GIVE
+2
-12

DEFENSE
355.8
393.4

SACKS
J. Henderson: 3
Wimbley: 6.5

INTs
D. Cox (R), Mathis: 3
E. Wright: 3

PUNTING
Podlesh: 42.2
Hodges: 39.8

KICKING
Scobee: 79 (28/29 PAT; 17/26 FG)
Dawson: 58 (16/17 PAT; 14/16 FG)


NOTES

JAGUARS: Club is 5-0 all-time at Cle…In 2 career starts vs. Browns, QB DAVID GARRARD has completed 36 of 62 (58.1 pct.) passes for 399 yards w/4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 92.1 passer rating. Garrard (3,395) needs 246 passing yards to surpass MARK BRUNELL (3,640 in 2000) for 2nd-most passing yards in season in Jax. history…RB MAURICE JONES-DREW leads NFL w/16 total TDs (15 rush, 1 rec.) & needs 2 to surpass FRED TAYLOR (17 in ’98) for most TDs in season in club history. With 91 rush yards, Jones-Drew (1,309) can surpass Taylor (1,399 in 2000) for 2nd-most single-season rush yards in Jax. history…In last game vs. Cle. (w/Rams on 10/28/07), WR TORRY HOLT had 6 rec. for 110 yards (18.3 avg.) w/1 TD…WR MIKE SIMS-WALKER (841) needs 59 rec. yards to become 1st WR since JIMMY SMITH in ’05 to reach 900. With TD rec., Sims-Walker (7) can tie Smith for 2nd-most TD rec. in season in club history…TE MARCEDES LEWIS has career-high 518 rec. yards in ’09…LB DARYL SMITH leads team w/135 tackles in ’09…

BROWNS: Club can reach 4 consecutive wins for 1st time since 10/23/94 (5)…In only career start vs. Jax., QB DEREK ANDERSON had 246 passing yards w/1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 95.6 passer rating. Anderson had season-high 90.6 passer rating last week…RB JEROME HARRISON aims for 3rd consecutive game w/140+ rush yards & is averaging 217 rush yards per game in past 2. Has 4 rush TDs in past 2…Rookie WR MOHAMED MASSAQUOI (2nd round, Georgia) recorded 3rd TD rec. of season last week. 23 of Massaquoi’s 33 rec. have been for 1st downs in ’09. TE EVAN MOORE is averaging 14 yards per catch…Defense had season-high 3 INTs last week…CB BRANDON MC DONALD recorded 1st INT of ’09 last week…LB MATT ROTH has at least 0.5 sack in 4 of past 5 & aims for 3rd consecutive game w/1+ sacks…Rookie LB MARCUS BENARD (undrafted FA, Jackson St.) has 3 sacks in past 2 games…S NICK SORENSEN spent 4 seasons (2003-06) w/Jags…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS leads AFC & ranks 4th in NFL w/27.8 KR avg.



CHICAGO BEARS (6-9) AT DETROIT LIONS (2-13)

SERIES

BEARS
LIONS

SERIES LEADER
90-64-5


STREAKS
7 of past 9


COACHES VS. OPP.
Smith: 7-4
Schwartz: 0-1

LAST WEEK
W 36-30 (OT) vs. Vikings
L 20-6 at 49ers

LAST GAME
10/4/09: Lions 24 at Bears 48. Chicago QB Jay Cutler throws for 2 TDs & RB Matt Forté rushes for 121 yards & TD as Bears outscore Detroit 27-3 in 2nd half.

LAST GAME AT SITE
10/5/08: Bears 34 at Lions 7. Chicago QB Kyle Orton throws for 334 yards & 2 TDs. RB Matt Forté scores 2 TDs & Bears control clock for more than 38 minutes in victory.

BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Trent Green. SIRIUS: 91 (Chi.), 155 (Det.). XM: 105 (Chi.).


STATS

PASSING
Cutler: 314-519-3,390-23-26-73.6
Culpepper: 66-123-683-1-5-55.7 OR
Stanton: 26-51-259-0-6-26.1

RUSHING
Forté: 242-828-3.4-4
Morris: 77-319-4.1-2

RECEIVING
Olsen (TE): 55-518-9.4-7
C. Johnson: 61-898-14.7-4

OFFENSE
303.1
295.7

TAKE/GIVE
-8
-16

DEFENSE
337.0
390.4

SACKS
A. Brown: 5
Avril, Peterson: 4.5

INTs
Bowman: 5
3 tied: 2

PUNTING
Maynard: 41.9
N. Harris: 42.7

KICKING
Gould: 92 (29/29 PAT; 21/25 FG)
Hanson: 77 (23/23 PAT; 18/25 FG)


NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER has 3,390 yards passing, 2nd most in single season by Bear. Passed for 4 TDs & 108.4 rating last week. Had 100.4 rating in last meeting & his teams are 14-0 in starts when he posts 100+ rating…MATT FORTÉ has 117 receptions since 2008, most by RB. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with 120+ rush yards. Has 247 rush yards (123.5 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings…WR DEVIN AROMASHODU had career-high 150 yards (7 receptions, 21.4 avg.) last week & game-winning TD catch in OT. GREG OLSEN had TD in last meeting. Had TD last week & ties for 5th among NFL TEs with 7 rec. TDs. WR-PR EARL BENNETT aims for 3rd in row with TD (1 rec., 1 PR). WR-PR DEVIN HESTER has rec. TD & KR-TD vs. Lions. TE DESMOND CLARK had TD reception last week, 1st of season. Has 3 receiving TDs in career vs. Lions…CB ZACKARY BOWMAN leads team with career-high 5 INTs. DT TOMMIE HARRIS has 5 sacks & INT in past 5 vs. Det. LB LANCE BRIGGS leads club with 106 tackles. DE ALEX BROWN had sack last week. Has 0.5+ sack in 3 of past 4 meetings…

LIONS: QB DREW STANTON made 1st career start last week. QB DAUNTE CULPEPPER has 13 TD passes in past 10 starts vs. Chi…RB MAURICE MORRIS rushed for 126 yards, inc. 64-yard TD, in last home game. In last start vs. Chi. (11/18/07 with Sea.), Morris rushed for 87 yards & had 19-yard TD…WR CALVIN JOHNSON had team-high 7 catches & 96 yards last week. Has 5 TD receptions in past 8 in Dec. Needs 102 yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd season in row. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with 8+ catches. Has 16 catches for 227 yards (113.5 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings. TE WILL HELLER had 3 catches for 53 yards & TD in last meeting…S LOUIS DELMAS is only rookie in NFL history to record INT-TD, FR-TD & safety in season. Had sack in last game vs. Chi. Ranks 2nd on team with 86 tackles. DE CLIFF AVRIL had sack & FF in last meeting. LB LARRY FOOTE leads club with 99 tackles. CB WILLIAM JAMES has team-high 12 PD. LB JULIAN PETERSON had FF last week.



NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (10-5) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (8-7)

SERIES

PATRIOTS
TEXANS

SERIES LEADER
2-0


STREAKS
2-0


COACHES VS. OPP.
Belichick: 2-0
Kubiak: 0-1

LAST WEEK
W 35-7 vs. Jaguars
W 27-20 at Dolphins

LAST GAME
12/17/06: Texans 7 at Patriots 40. New England defense forces 4 INTs, leading directly to 16 points. Patriots QB Tom Brady throws 2 TD passes.

LAST GAME AT SITE
11/23/03: Patriots 23, Texans 20 (OT). New England K Adam Vinatieri connects on 28-yard FG with 41 seconds remaining for Patriots’ 7th consecutive win.

BROADCAST
CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 130 (NE), 123 (Hou.). XM: 106 (Hou.).


STATS

PASSING
Brady: 354-539-4,212 (3C)-28 (2C)-12-97.4
Schaub: 372-544-4,467 (1L)-27 (T3C)-14-99.1 (3C)

RUSHING
Maroney: 194-757-3.9-9
Moats: 97-373-3.3-3

RECEIVING
Welker: 122 (1L)-1,336 (2L)-11.0-4
A. Johnson: 95 (T3C)-1,504 (1L)-15.8-9

OFFENSE
402.7 (1C)
379.3 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE
+7
-2

DEFENSE
312.3
325.4

SACKS
Banta-Cain: 9.5
Williams: 8

INTs
Bodden, Meriweather: 5
Cushing (R): 4

PUNTING
Hanson: 39.8
Turk: 42.9

KICKING
Gostkowski: 116 (T2C) (44/44 PAT; 24/29 FG)
K. Brown: 102 (39/39 PAT; 21/30 FG)


NOTES

PATRIOTS: Club has won 7 division titles in 10 seasons under BILL BELICHICK…NE will make 1st appearance at Reliant Stadium since SB XXXVIII victory over Car…Pats aim to win last regular-season game of season for 4th consecutive year…In 2 career games vs. Hou., QB TOM BRADY has completed 45 of 70 passes (64.3 pct.) for 477 yards with 4 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 91.2 passer rating. Brady (28) needs 2 TD passes to reach 30 for 2nd time in career (NFL-record 50 in ’07)…RB SAMMY MORRIS had season-high 95 rush yards last week…For career, RB FRED TAYLOR averages 5 yards per carry vs. Texans (171 att., 857 yards)…WR RANDY MOSS (148) needs 2 TD rec. to become 2nd player in NFL history w/150 TD catches (JERRY RICE, 197). WR WES WELKER (1,336) needs 64 receiving yards to become 3rd WR in franchise history to reach 1,400…LB TULLY BANTA-CAIN had 4 sacks in past 2 & has career-best 9.5 in ’09…S BRANDON MERIWEATHER has career-high 5 INTs in ’09…CB SHAWN SPRINGS had 1st INT of ’09 last week…

TEXANS: Club can finish w/franchise-best 9-7 record…Texans aim for 4th consecutive win…QB MATT SCHAUB seeks 4th consecutive game with 100+ passer rating (109.5, 107.0, 102.4). Schaub leads NFL with 4,467 passing yards & aims to become 1st Texans player to lead NFL in passing yards…Rookie RB ARIAN FOSTER (undrafted FA, Tennessee) had career-high 97 rush yards last week & posted 1st career rush TD…WR ANDRE JOHNSON (1,504) needs 72 receiving yards to surpass career-high of 1,575 in ’08. Johnson (95) needs 5 receptions to record back-to-back seasons with 100 catches. Johnson is averaging 153.3 receiving yards per game in past 3 (460 total). WR JACOBY JONES averages 16.9 yards per catch in ’09…DE MARIO WILLIAMS (8) needs 2 sacks to reach double-digits for 3rd consecutive season…Rookie LB BRIAN CUSHING (Round 1, USC) has 4 INTs in ’09, franchise-record among LBs. Cushing leads team w/128 tackles…S BERNARD POLLARD aims for 3rd consecutive game with at least 0.5 sack.



PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-7) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-8)

SERIES

STEELERS
DOLPHINS

SERIES LEADER
10-9


STREAKS
Past 3 & 4 of past 5


COACHES VS. OPP.
Tomlin: 1-0
Sparano: 0-0

LAST WEEK
W 23-20 vs. Ravens
L 27-20 vs. Texans

LAST GAME
11/26/07: Dolphins 0 at Steelers 3. Jeff Reed kicks 24-yard FG with 17 seconds left. Game is scoreless for 59 min., 43 sec. – longest since scoreless tie (Det.-NYG) 64 years earlier in ’43.

LAST GAME AT SITE
9/26/04: Steelers 13, Dolphins 3. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger makes 1st career start. Steelers’ defense allows 169 total yards & forces 4 turnovers.

BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Dan Reeves. SIRIUS: 127 (Pit.), 154 (Mia.). XM: 104 (Pit.).


STATS

PASSING
Roethlisberger: 319-479-4,108-23-12-98.9
Henne: 258-431-2,738-11-13-74.4

RUSHING
Mendenhall: 222-1,014-4.6-7
R. Williams: 229-1,090-4.8-11

RECEIVING
Ward: 87-1,106-12.7-6
Bess: 71-673-9.5-1

OFFENSE
369.2
339.9

TAKE/GIVE
-4
-7

DEFENSE
305.5
345.7

SACKS
Woodley: 11.5 (3C)
Porter: 8

INTs
Carter, Clark: 2
V. Davis (R): 4

PUNTING
Sepulveda: 42.9
Fields: 46.5 (3C)

KICKING
Reed: 110 (38/38 PAT; 24/28 FG)
Carpenter: 106 (34/35 PAT; 24/27 FG)


NOTES

STEELERS: Club aims for 4th consecutive win vs. Mia…Steelers are 5-1 in regular-season games in Jan…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 2-0 vs. Dolphins. Has franchise record 4,108 passing yards in ’09…RB RASHARD MENDENHALL aims for 3rd consecutive game w/rush TD…WR HINES WARD (87) needs 3 receptions to reach 90 in season for 4th time in career. Ward had 9 rec. for 96 yards & TD in last game at Mia. In past 4, WR SANTONIO HOLMES is averaging 101.3 receiving yards per game. Holmes is Belle Glade, Fla. native…TE HEATH MILLER had 1st career 100-yard rec. game vs. Miami on 9/7/06…Steelers have 3 players (Ward, 87; Holmes, 78; Miller, 71) w/70+ catches for 1st time in franchise history.…Pit leads AFC & 2nd in NFL w/44 sacks…LB LA MARR WOODLEY (11.5) needs 0.5 sack to surpass career-high set in ’08. Aims for 8th game in row with at least 0.5 sack…Rookie DE ZIGGY HOOD (Round 1, Missouri) posted 1st career sack last week…

DOLPHINS: Club has 7-4 home record vs. Pit…QB CHAD HENNE (2,738) needs 262 passing yards to reach 3,000 in ’09. Henne aims for 3rd consecutive game w/300+ passing yards (349, 322)…RB RICKY WILLIAMS (8,861) needs 139 rush yards for 9,000 career. RB LEX HILLIARD scored 1st 2 career TDs last week (1 rush, 1 rec.) & had career-highs in rec. (9) & rec. yards (74)…WR-KR TED GINN, JR. totaled 203 yards last week (82 rec., 121 KR). Ginn (2) needs 1 KR-TD to tie MERCURY MORRIS (3) for most career KR-TDs in franchise history. WR DAVONE BESS (71) needs 4 rec. to become 5th Dolphin in club history w/75 catches in single season…LB JOEY PORTER spent 8 seasons (1999-2006) w/Pit. & ranks 2nd in Pit. history w/60 career sacks (since stat became official in ’82). LB JASON TAYLOR aims for 3rd consecutive game w/sack vs. Pit…CB VONTAE DAVIS (Round 1, Illinois) aims to become 1st rookie to lead Dolphins in INTs since LOUIS OLIVER in ’89. CB SEAN SMITH (Round 2, Utah) can become 1st rookie CB in Dolphins history to start all 16 games in season.



NEW YORK GIANTS (8-7) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (11-4)

SERIES

GIANTS
VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

12-8

STREAKS

Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Coughlin: 2-4
Childress: 2-0

LAST WEEK
L 41-9 vs. Panthers
L 36-30 (OT) at Bears

LAST GAME
12/28/08: Giants 19 at Vikings 20. Minnesota K Ryan Longwell kicks game-winning 50-yard FG as time expires as Vikings win NFC North for 1st time since 2000.

LAST GAME AT SITE
12/28/08

BROADCAST
FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 129 (NYG), 90 (Min.). XM: 109 (Min.)


STATS

PASSING
Manning: 300-486-3,880-27-13-94.2
Favre: 338-500-3,886-29 (T3L)-7-104.3 (3L)

RUSHING
Jacobs: 224-835-3.7-5
Peterson: 305-1,329 (2C)-4.4-17 (1L)

RECEIVING
Smith: 97 (1C)-1,163 (3C)-12.0-7
Rice: 77-1,200 (2C)-15.6-6

OFFENSE
378.3
372.5

TAKE/GIVE
-5
+4

DEFENSE
314.1
313.8 (3C)

SACKS
Umenyiora: 7
J. Allen: 13.5 (1C)

INTs
Thomas: 5
Griffin: 4

PUNTING
Feagles: 40.3
Kluwe: 44.0

KICKING
Tynes: 125 (3L) (44/44 PAT; 27/32 FG)
Longwell: 118 (49/50 PAT; 23/25 FG)


NOTES

GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has 3,880 yards & 27 TDs & is 1st NYG QB with 5 seasons in row with 3,000+ yards & 20+ TDs. Needs 194 yards to set team single season record (KERRY COLLINS, 4,073). Needs 3 TDs to join HOFer Y.A. TITTLE as only Giants with 30+ pass TDs…RB BRANDON JACOBS needs 165 rush yards for 3rd consecutive 1,000-yard season. RB AHMAD BRADSHAW has rushed for career-high 765 rush yards & 7 TDs…WR STEVE SMITH leads NFC with 97 receptions, most all-time by Giant in season. Needs 37 yards to become 4th Giant with 1,200+ rec. yards. WR HAKEEM NICKS ties for 2nd among NFL rookies with 6 rec. TDs. Smith (7), Nicks (6) TE KEVIN BOSS (5) & WR MARIO MANNINGHAM (5) form 1st Giants quartet with 5+ rec. TDs each in season since 1963…DE JUSTIN TUCK needs 1 sack to reach 30 for career. Aims for 3rd in row with 0.5+ sack. DE OSI UMENYIORA aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with 2+ sacks. Has 4 sacks & FF in past 2 meetings. CB TERRELL THOMAS leads team in INTs (5), tackles (79) & PD (13)…

VIKINGS: QB BRETT FAVRE is 4-1 in past 5 meetings with 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 104.5 rating. Needs 1 TD pass for 9th 30+ TD season, most in NFL history. Has 104.3 rating, which would be career-high for single season…RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 103 yards & TD (67 yards) in only meeting. Has 17 rush TDs, most by Viking in season. Has 1,329 rush yards & joined HOFers EARL CAMPBELL & BARRY SANDERS as only players with 1,300+ yards & 10+ TDs in each of 1st 3 years…WR SIDNEY RICE is 2nd in NFC with 1,200 yards, 1st 1,000-yard season of career. Aims to join RANDY MOSS as only Vikings to lead NFC in rec. yards since 1980. WR-KR PERCY HARVIN leads NFL rookies with 8 TDs (6 rec., 2 KR). VISANTHE SHIANCOE ties for 2nd among NFL TEs with 10 TDs. WR BERNARD BERRIAN had 54-yard TD in last meeting…Defense has 8 INTs & allowed 2 TDs vs. NYG QB Manning (43.1 rating). DE JARED ALLEN has 13.5 sacks & needs 2 to tie career-high. Has 71 sacks since 2004, most in NFL. LB CHAD GREENWAY had 37-yard INT-TD vs. NYG (11/25/07), 1st of career. DE RAY EDWARDS has career-high 7.5 sacks, incl. 1 last week.



SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (7-8) AT ST. LOUIS RAMS (1-14)

SERIES

49ERS
RAMS

SERIES LEADER

60-57-2

STREAKS
7 of past 9


COACHES VS. OPP.
Singletary: 2-0
Spagnuolo: 0-1

LAST WEEK
W 20-6 vs. Lions
L 31-10 at Cardinals

LAST GAME
10/4/09: Rams 0 at 49ers 35. San Francisco LB Patrick Willis returns INT 23 yards for TD & adds 2.5 sacks to help hold St. Louis to 177 total yards in shutout.

LAST GAME AT SITE
12/21/08: 49ers 17, Rams 16. SF WR Isaac Bruce has 7 catches for 61 yards & TD, becoming 5th player w/1,000 receptions, & moves into 2nd on all-time rec. yards list (14,936).

BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM PT): Matt Vasgersian, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 122 (SF), 156 (StL). XM: 110 (SF).


STATS

PASSING
A. Smith: 208-344-2,128-17-12-80.2
Boller: 94-165-876-3-6-62.6 OR
Null: 66-102-509-3-9-49.8

RUSHING
Gore: 206-1,013-4.9-8
Jackson: 304-1,353 (1C)-4.5-4

RECEIVING
V. Davis (TE): 72-876-12.2-12 (T1C)
Jackson (RB): 51-322-6.3-0

OFFENSE
288.2
290.7

TAKE/GIVE
+9
-13

DEFENSE
340.9
375.7

SACKS
Brooks: 6
Little: 6.5

INTs
Goldson: 4
J. Butler: 3

PUNTING
Lee: 47.7 (1C)
D. Jones: 46.3

KICKING
Nedney: 84 (33/33 PAT; 17/21 FG)
Jo. Brown: 67 (16/16 PAT; 17/21 FG)


NOTES

49ERS: QB ALEX SMITH is 3-1 in career vs. StL & has 96.8 rating in 3 wins. Has career-high 17 TD passes…RB FRANK GORE has rushed for 548 yards (91.3 per game) & 8 TDs in past 6 meetings. Has 399 rush yards (133 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. division. Has 19 100-yard games & needs 1 to tie HOFer JOE PERRY (20) for most by 49er. Has 1,013 rush yards & is only 49er with 4 consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. Has scored career-high 11 TDs (8 rush, 3 rec.)…TE VERNON DAVIS ties for NFC lead with 12 rec. TDs. Has 876 rec. yards, most in season by 49ers TE. Rookie WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 3+ catches in each of 1st 10 starts. WR JOSH MORGAN aims for 3rd in row vs. StL with TD (48 & 24 yard TDs)…LB PATRICK WILLIS had 2.5 sacks & 23-yard INT-TD in last meeting. DE RAY MC DONALD had 11-yard FR-TD in last game vs. StL. LB TAKEO SPIKES aims for 3rd in row vs. Rams with sack. LB PARYS HARALSON has 0.5+ sack in 3 of past 4 meetings…

RAMS: QB KYLE BOLLER has 48 career TD passes & needs 2 to reach 50. Rookie QB KEITH NULL has TD in each of 1st 3 career starts…RB STEVEN JACKSON has topped 1,000 yards for 5th season in row, passing HOFer ERIC DICKERSON for most in team annals. Needs 147 yards for 2nd career 1,500-yard season. He & Dickerson are only Rams with 1,500+ rush yard seasons. Has averaged 124.1 scrimmage yards per game since 2006, tops in NFL (6,703 yards, 54 games). Has 728 scrimmage yards (121.3 per game) in past 6 meetings…Rookie WR BRANDON GIBSON had 1st career TD catch last week. WR DONNIE AVERY needs 5 receptions for 2nd 50-catch season in row. WR-PR-KR DANNY AMENDOLA had 1st career reception vs. SF… Rookie LB JAMES LAURINAITIS leads club with 115 tackles. DE LEONARD LITTLE has 10 sacks & 5 FF in past 12 meetings. DE CHRIS LONG has sack in 5 of past 8. S JAMES BUTLER leads team with 3 INTs, tying career-high.



ATLANTA FALCONS (8-7) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-12)

SERIES

FALCONS
BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

18-14

STREAKS

6 of past 10

COACHES VS. OPP.
Smith: 2-1
Morris: 0-1

LAST WEEK
W 31-3 vs. Bills
W 20-17 (OT) at Saints

LAST GAME
11/29/09: Buccaneers 17 at Falcons 20. Atlanta QB Chris Redman throws for 243 yards & 2 TDs, incl. game-winning 5-yard TD pass to WR Roddy White with 23 seconds remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE
9/14/08: Buccaneers 24, Falcons 9. Tampa Bay RB Earnest Graham rushes for 116 yards, including 68-yard TD. Buccaneers QB Brian Griese adds 160 yards & 1 TD in win.

BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Charles Davis, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 153 (Atl.), 158 (TB). XM: 108 (Atl.).


STATS

PASSING
Ryan: 240-416-2,693-20-12-81.1
Freeman (R): 143-259-1,683-9-16-61.0

RUSHING
Turner: 178-871-4.9-10 (T2C)
Williams: 191-781-4.1-4

RECEIVING
Gonzalez (TE): 80-837-10.5-6
Winslow (TE): 72-828-11.5-5

OFFENSE
336.7
292.9

TAKE/GIVE
+4
-6

DEFENSE
358.4
363.5

SACKS
Babineaux: 6
S. White: 6.5

INTs
Grimes: 5
Talib: 5

PUNTING
Koenen: 43.0
D. Johnson: 41.3

KICKING
Hauschka: 54 (27/28 PAT; 9/13 FG)
Barth: 50 (11/11 PAT; 13/18 FG)


NOTES

FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has won 5 Dec. starts in row. Had 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 103.3 rating last week. Team is 9-0 in Ryan’s starts with 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER has 27 rush TDs since joining Atl. in 2008, tied for most in NFL. Rushed for 152 yards & TD in 12/14/08 meeting. RB JASON SNELLING rushed for 68 yards last week, 5th 50-yard game of season. Had 0 such games entering 2009. RB JERIOUS NORWOOD had TD catch in last meeting…WR RODDY WHITE had 8 catches for 139 yards & 2 TDs last week. Needs 1 catch & 13 yards to become 1st Falcon with 80+ catches & 1,100+ yards in 3 consecutive seasons. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 996 career catches & needs 4 to become 1st TE with 1,000 receptions. Needs 63 yards for 7th consecutive season with 900+. WR MICHAEL JENKINS needs 4 catches for 3rd year in row with 50+…DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 8 sacks in 8 meetings. Has 1+ sack in 5 of past 6 vs. TB (7 sacks). CB BRENT GRIMES has 3 INTs in past 2. DT JONATHAN BABINEAUX has sack in 2 of past 3 meetings…

BUCCANEERS: Aim for 3rd win in row…Rookie QB JOSH FREEMAN completed 20 of 29 (career-high 69 percent) for 250 yards with 2 TDs & 0 INTs for career-high 118.5 rating in last meeting…RB CADILLAC WILLIAMS had TD reception in last meeting. Rushed for 129 yards & TD last week, most rush yards since 12/24/05 vs. Atl. (150 yards)… TE KELLEN WINSLOW has 72 receptions & 828 yards, most by TE in team history. WR ANTONIO BRYANT aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with TD. Has 11 catches for 199 yards (99.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 meetings. PR MICHEAL SPURLOCK had 77-yard PR-TD last week…Defense has 4 INTs & has not allowed TD vs. Atl. QB Ryan, holding him to 43 rating. CB RONDE BARBER has 2 INTs (1 INT-TD) & sack in past 4 meetings. Is only player in NFL history with 25+ sacks (25) & 35+ INTs (37). LB GENO HAYES has 2 INTs, 2 sacks, FF & FR in past 3. DE STYLEZ G. WHITE has 6 sacks in past 5 meetings. S TANARD JACKSON has set career-highs with 4 INTs & 2 INT-TDs this season.



GREEN BAY PACKERS (10-5) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (10-5)

SERIES

PACKERS
CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER
42-22-4


STREAKS
5 of past 6


COACHES VS. OPP.
McCarthy: 1-0
Whisenhunt: 0-0

LAST WEEK
W 48-10 vs. Seahawks
W 31-10 vs. Rams

LAST GAME
10/29/06: Cardinals 14 at Packers 31. Green Bay has 2 100-yard backs (Ahman Green, 106 yards & 2 TDs; Vernand Morency, 101 yards) & QB Brett Favre throws 1 TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE
9/21/03: Cardinals 20, Packers 13. Arizona QB Jeff Blake connects with RB James Hodgins for 1-yd TD with 4:03 remaining in 4th quarter as Cardinals outlast Green Bay.

BROADCAST
FOX (2:15 PM MT): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan. SIRIUS: 127 (GB), 121 (Arz.). XM: 107 (Arz.).


STATS

PASSING
Rodgers: 329-515-4,199 (2C)-29 (T3L)-7-102.4 (3C)
Warner: 335-507-3,722-26-14-93.3

RUSHING
Grant: 271-1,202 (3C)-4.4-10 (T2C)
B. Wells (R): 170-774-4.6-7

RECEIVING
Jennings: 65-1,084-16.7-4
Fitzgerald: 94 (2C)-1,075-11.4-12 (T1C)

OFFENSE
381.3 (3C)
354.9

TAKE/GIVE
+22 (1L)
-5

DEFENSE
290.9 (1C)
346.5

SACKS
Matthews (R): 10
Campbell, Dockett: 7

INTs
Woodson: 8 (3C)
Rodgers-Cromartie: 6

PUNTING
Kapinos: 43.6
Graham: 47.0 (3C)

KICKING
Crosby: 122 (3C) (44/45 PAT; 26/35 FG)
Rackers: 84 (36/37 PAT; 16/17 FG)


NOTES

PACKERS: Are 54-30 (.643) in Dec. since 1990…QB AARON RODGERS has 4,199 pass yards & is 1st player in NFL history to throw for 4,000+ yards in each of 1st 2 seasons as starter. Has 102.4 rating & can join HOFer BART STARR as only Packers with 100+ rating in season. Has 14 TDs, 0 INTs & 135.1 rating on 3rd down, best in NFL…RB RYAN GRANT has 1,202 rush yards & is 3rd Packer with consecutive 1,200-yard seasons. RB BRANDON JACKSON had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) last week…WR DONALD DRIVER needs 4 yards to reach 1,000 for team-record 6th season in row. WR GREG JENNINGS has 28 rec. TDs (958 yards) & averages 34.2 yards per TD. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY aims for 5th in row with 70+ yards…CB CHARLES WOODSON has 2 INTs (1 TD) in 4 meetings. Since joining GB in 2006, leads NFL with 6 INT-TDs & is 2nd with 27 INTs. S NICK COLLINS has INT in 4 of past 6. Since 2008, Woodson (15) & Collins (13) have combined for 28 INTs, most by teammates. LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 10 sacks, 2nd most by rookie…

CARDINALS: QB KURT WARNER threw 2 TDs last week & joined HOFer FRAN TARKENTON as only players with 100+ TD passes with 2 teams. Needs 278 yards for 2nd consecutive 4,000-yard season & 4th in career. In starts (incl. playoffs) with 100+ rating (min. 15 att.), his teams are 45-4 (.918)…RB TIM HIGHTOWER leads NFC RBs with 61 receptions. Aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Rookie RB BEANIE WELLS leads NFL rookies with 7 rush TDs. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD…WR LARRY FITZGERALD needs 6 catches to become 4th player in NFL history with 3 100-catch seasons in 1st 6 years. Since 2008 (incl. playoffs), has 31 rec. TDs, most in NFL. Also ranks 2nd with 220 catches & 3,052 yards. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN needs 14 yards to become 1st Cardinal with 5 1,000-yard seasons. Boldin & Fitzgerald are only players in franchise history with 4+ 1,000-yard seasons…S ADRIAN WILSON had sack & INT last week to become 10th player with 20+ sacks (20.5) & 20+ INTs (23). DARNELL DOCKETT has 7 sacks, most by DT. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE leads NFC & ranks 2nd in NFL with 25 PD. Has 3 INTs & FF in past 2.



KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (3-12) AT DENVER BRONCOS (8-7)

SERIES

CHIEFS
BRONCOS

SERIES LEADER
53-45


STREAKS

4 of past 5 overall & past 8 at home

COACHES VS. OPP.
Haley: 0-1
McDaniels: 1-0

LAST WEEK
L 17-10 at Bengals
L 30-27 at Eagles

LAST GAME
12/6/09: Broncos 44 at Chiefs 13. Denver RBs Correll Buckhalter (113 yards) & rookie Knowshon Moreno (86 yards, 2 TDs) combine for 199 rush yards in road victory.

LAST GAME AT SITE
12/7/08: Broncos 24, Chiefs 17. Denver QB Jay Cutler passes for 286 yards & connects with WR Brandon Marshall for 2 TDs (12, 6). Broncos RB Peyton Hillis adds 18-yard rush TD.

BROADCAST
CBS (2:15 PM MT): Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 129 (KC), 125 (Den.). XM: 114 (Den.).




STATS

PASSING
Cassel: 258-469-2,717-16-15-70.1
Orton: 304-485-3,371-20-9-89.3

RUSHING
Charles: 165-861-5.2-5
Moreno (R): 233-897-3.8-5

RECEIVING
Bowe: 46-583-12.7-4
Marshall: 101 (2L)-1,120-11.1-10 (T2C)

OFFENSE
288.5
330.1

TAKE/GIVE
0
+8 (T2C)

DEFENSE
379.9
301.1

SACKS
Hali: 7.5
Dumervil: 17 (1L)

INTs
Flowers: 4
Goodman: 4

PUNTING
Colquitt: 45.2
Berger: 41.9

KICKING
Succop (R): 90 (24/24 PAT; 22/26 FG)
Prater: 116 (T2C) (29/29 PAT; 29/34 FG)


NOTES

CHIEFS: Club is 3-3 all-time in Jan. regular-season games…QB MATT CASSEL has NFL-best 10 TD passes in 4th quarter w/81.1 passer rating. Cassel has 1,112 passing yards w/6 TDs vs. 4 INTs on road in ’09. Cassel will make 1st career start at Denver...RB JAMAAL CHARLES aims for 4th consecutive game w/100+ rush yards & is averaging 133 in past 3. Charles is averaging 85.4 rush yards per game in 9 starts in ’09, with 4 100-yard rush games. Charles (861) needs 139 rush yards to become 9th player in franchise history w/1,000. RB TIM CASTILLE had 1st career TD rec. last week…In 4 games vs. Den., DWAYNE BOWE averages 80.5 receiving yards per game (321 total). Bowe had season-high 9 rec. last week. WR CHRIS CHAMBERS averages 17 yards per catch w/KC (31 rec., 528 yards)…Defense aims for 5th consecutive game w/INT…LB TAMBA HALI had career-high 3 sacks in last game vs. Denver…S MIKE BROWN (95) needs 5 tackles to reach 100…

BRONCOS: Club is 8-0 against Chiefs at Invesco Field…In only career start against Chiefs (12/6/09), QB KYLE ORTON completed 15 of 25 (60.0 pct.) for 180 passing yards w/2 TDs vs. 1 INT & 92.1 passer rating. In past 4, Orton completed 90 of 141 passes (63.8 pct.) for 924 yards w/8 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 92.6 passer rating. Orton aims for 5th consecutive game w/90+ passer rating. Orton has career-highs in passing yards (3,371), TDs (20) & passer rating (89.3) in ’09…Rookie RB KNOWSHON MORENO (897) needs 103 rush yards to reach 1,000. RB CORRELL BUCKHALTER had career-high 113 rush yards in last game vs. KC…WR BRANDON MARSHALL (101) joins MARVIN HARRISON (4), JERRY RICE (3), HERMAN MOORE (3) & WES WELKER (3) as only players to have 100 rec. in at least 3 straight seasons. Marshall averages 92.4 receiving yards per game as starter vs. Chiefs. WR JABAR GAFFNEY had career-high 2 TD rec. last week…LB-DE ELVIS DUMERVIL has franchise record 17 sacks in ’09…CB CHAMP BAILEY aims for 3rd consecutive game w/INT. Since ’99, Bailey leads all active NFL CBs w/46 INTs.



BALTIMORE RAVENS (8-7) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (5-10)

SERIES

RAVENS
RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER
4-1


STREAKS
Past 2


COACHES VS. OPP.
Harbaugh: 1-0
Cable: 0-1

LAST WEEK
L 23-20 at Steelers
L 23-9 at Browns

LAST GAME
10/26/08: Raiders 10 at Ravens 29. Baltimore rookie QB Joe Flacco throws 70-yard TD pass to WR Demetrius Williams & runs for another as Ravens win.

LAST GAME AT SITE
12/14/03: Raiders 20, Ravens 12. Raiders QB Rick Mirer passes for 186 yards and 1 TD & Oakland defense limits Baltimore to 4 FGs.

BROADCAST
CBS (1:15 PM PT): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 122 (Bal.), 91 (Oak.). XM: 110 (Bal.).


STATS

PASSING
Flacco: 304-480-3,511-21-12-89.5
Frye: 35-62-401-0-4-49.2

RUSHING
Rice: 240-1,269-5.3-7
Bush: 113-571-5.1-3

RECEIVING
Rice (RB): 74-683-9.2-1
Z. Miller (TE): 59-767-13.0-2

OFFENSE
352.6
262.2

TAKE/GIVE
+8 (T2C)
-11

DEFENSE
298.9 (3L)
364.1

SACKS
Pryce: 6.5
Ellis: 7

INTs
Foxworth, Landry: 4
Huff, C. Johnson: 3

PUNTING
Koch: 43.8
Lechler: 51.1 (1L)

KICKING
Cundiff: 74 (20/20 PAT; 18/21 FG)
Janikowski: 88 (16/16 PAT; 24/27 FG)


NOTES

RAVENS: Can clinch playoff spot with win…Ravens (370) need 22 points to surpass franchise scoring record of 391 in ’03… QB JOE FLACCO has 89.5 passer rating in ’09 & can set franchise record for highest passer rating in single-season (VINNY TESTAVERDE, 88.7 in ’96). In only regular-season start against Raiders, Flacco had 1 TD vs. 0 INTs & 81.9 passer rating…RB RAY RICE (1,269) needs 96 rush yards to surpass JAMAL LEWIS (1,364 in 2000) for 2nd-most rush yards in season in Ravens history. Rice (1,952) needs 48 scrimmage yards to become 2nd Raven to reach 2,000 in season (Lewis, 2,271 in ’03)…DERRICK MASON (72) needs 8 catches to reach 80 in 3 consecutive seasons & for 6th time in career…TE TODD HEAP has 4 TD rec. in past 2. Heap (6) needs 1 TD rec. to tie his franchise season record among TEs (7 in ’05)…Defense is 2nd in AFC & tied for 5th in NFL w/21 INTs in ’09...CB DOMONIQUE FOXWORTH has 3 INTs in past 2 & aims for 3rd consecutive game with INT…DT TREVOR PRYCE has 7 career sacks vs. Oak…CB CHRIS CARR spent 3 seasons w/Oakland (2005-07)…

RAIDERS: Club has 3-2 all-time regular-season record in Jan. games…Raiders are 1-0 against Ravens in reg. season at home…In 2 career starts vs. Ravens (w/Browns), QB CHARLIE FRYE has 1-1 record & has completed 43 of 70 passes (61.4 pct.) for 497 yards with 2 TDs & 80.5 passer rating. Frye had 333 passing yards last week, team-high for ’09…In past 2, RB DARREN MC FADDEN has totaled 152 yards (97 rush, 55 receiving). RB MICHAEL BUSH is averaging 92.5 rush yards per game in past 2 w/rush TD…TE ZACH MILLER (767) needs 33 rec. yards to become 3rd TE in club history to reach 800 in season. Had career-high 9 catches last week. Miller (59) needs 4 rec. to surpass DAVE CASPER (62 in ’78) for 5th-most rec. by TE in season in club history. Rookie WR LOUIS MURPHY leads team w/4 TD catches in ’09…DE MATT SHAUGHNESSY (Round 3, Wisc.) is tied for lead among AFC rookies w/4 sacks…LB KIRK MORRISON leads team w/123 tackles.



WASHINGTON REDSKINS (4-11) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (12-3)

SERIES

REDSKINS
CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER
6-2


STREAKS

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.
Zorn: 0-0
Turner: 1-0

LAST WEEK
L 17-0 vs. Cowboys
W 42-17 at Titans

LAST GAME
11/27/05: Chargers 23 at Redskins 17 (OT). San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 184 yards & scores 41-yard TD run on 2nd play of OT to lift Chargers to 4th consecutive win.

LAST GAME AT SITE
9/9/01: Chargers 30, Redskins 3. Tomlinson rushes for 2 TDs in 1st NFL game to lead Chargers to victory.

BROADCAST
FOX (1:15 PM PT): Ron Pitts, John Lynch, Nischelle Turner (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 152 (Was.), 126 (SD). XM: 113 (SD).


STATS

PASSING
Campbell: 299-465-3,337-18-15-85.0
Rivers: 308-471-4,155-27 (T3C)-9-104.5 (1C)

RUSHING
Ganther: 50-172-3.4-3
Tomlinson: 221-729-3.3-12 (T3L)

RECEIVING
Moss: 64-847-13.2-3
Gates (TE): 78-1,145-14.7-7

OFFENSE
311.3
359.8

TAKE/GIVE
-12
+9 (1C)

DEFENSE
316.7
326.1

SACKS
Carter, Orakpo (R): 11
Phillips: 7

INTs
Hall: 4
Cromartie, Jammer: 3

PUNTING
H. Smith: 42.3
Scifres: 44.8

KICKING
Gano: 10 (4/5 PAT; 2/2 FG)
Kaeding: 135 (1C) (48/49 PAT; 29/32 FG)


NOTES

REDSKINS: QB JASON CAMPBELL aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 100+ rating. Is 2-0 in past 2 vs. AFC with 103.5 rating. Has 3,337 yards, 2nd year in row with 3,000+. Has career-high 18 TD passes…RB QUINTON GANTHER has 3 rush TDs …TE FRED DAVIS has 5 TD receptions in past 5. WR SANTANA MOSS has 14 catches for 262 yards (87.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 meetings (incl. playoffs). Had 52-yard PR-TD in 11/3/02 game vs. SD (with NYJ). Has 64 catches, 5th consecutive season with 55+ receptions. Had 8 catches for 92 yards last week. WR-PR ANTWAAN RANDLE EL needs 3 receptions for 3rd year in row with 50+ catches…LB BRIAN ORAKPO leads NFL rookies with 11 sacks, most by Redskins rookie. Has 6.5 sacks in 3 games vs. AFC. DE ANDRE CARTER has 11 sacks & needs 2 for career-high (12.5 in 2002 with SF). Has 10 sacks in past 11. Has 5.5 sacks in past 3 vs. AFC. LB LONDON FLETCHER is 1 of 4 active players with 30+ sacks (30) & 15+ INTs (15) in career. DT ALBERT HAYNESWORTH had sack in last game vs. SD (12/9/07 with Ten.)…

CHARGERS: NORV TURNER was Redskins head coach from 1994-2000…Club has won 4 consecutive AFC West titles…Chargers have 10 consecutive wins, longest current streak in NFL…QB PHILIP RIVERS has career-high 4,155 passing yards, 3rd-most in franchise history (DAN FOUTS, 4,802 in ’81 & 4,715 in ’80)…RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON has 138 career rush TDs, most rush TDs in single decade. SD is 8-0 when Tomlinson has at least 1 rush TD in ’09. In 2 career games vs. Redskins, Tomlinson averages 148.5 rush yards per game (297 total). RB DARREN SPROLES had 3 TDs last week (2 rush, 1 rec.)…TE ANTONIO GATES (1,145) needs 55 receiving yards to become 5th TE in NFL history w/1,200 receiving yards in season. Gates aims for 4th consecutive game w/TD rec…WR VINCENT JACKSON (1,167) needs 33 receiving yards to become 1st Charger since TONY MARTIN in ’95 to reach 1,200 receiving yards in season…LB BRANDON SILER had 1st career INT last week.



TENNESSEE TITANS (7-8) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (5-10)

SERIES

TITANS
SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

9-4

STREAKS

Past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.
Fisher: 0-5
Mora: 0-0

LAST WEEK
L 42-17 vs. Chargers
L 48-10 at Packers

LAST GAME
12/18/05: Seahawks 28 at Titans 24. Seattle QB Matt Hasselbeck passes for 3 TDs as Seahawks rally to win 10th consecutive game & clinch 1st-round bye.

LAST GAME AT SITE
11/29/98: Seahawks 20, Oilers 18. Seattle’s Todd Peterson kicks 48-yard game-winning FG with 1 second remaining after Seahawks drive from own 29 with 33 seconds left.

BROADCAST
CBS (1:15 PM PT): Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 130 (Sea.). XM: 111 (Sea.)




STATS

PASSING
Young: 135-231-1,708-10-6-85.2
Hasselbeck: 278-458-2,854-16-16-75.7

RUSHING
Johnson: 322-1,872 (1L)-5.8-12 (T3L)
J. Jones: 163-602-3.7-2

RECEIVING
Johnson (RB): 47-483-10.3-2
Houshmandzadeh: 76-845-11.1-3

OFFENSE
354.6
317.3

TAKE/GIVE
-3
-9

DEFENSE
369.4
359.9

SACKS
Ford: 5.5
Kerney: 5

INTs
Finnegan: 5
Hawthorne: 3

PUNTING
Kern: 44.9
Ryan: 47.1 (3L)

KICKING
Bironas: 113 (35/35 PAT; 26/30 FG)
Mare: 93 (27/27 PAT; 22/24 FG)


NOTES

TITANS: Club will play 1st game at Qwest Field…Ten. aims for 9th consecutive win against NFC…Team ranks 2nd in NFL w/163.9 rush yards per game…QB VINCE YOUNG is 3-0 vs. NFC in ’09 & has completed 45 of 70 passes (64.3 pct.) for 691 yards w/2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 106.3 passer rating vs. NFC this season. Young is 2-1 as starter on road in ’09 w/3 TDs vs. 1 INT & 82.9 passer rating…RB CHRIS JOHNSON (1,872) needs 63 rush yards to surpass Pro Football HOFer EARL CAMPBELL (1,934 in ’80) for most in franchise history & needs 128 to become 6th player in NFL history to reach 2,000. Johnson (10) aims to tie MARCUS ALLEN for 2nd-most consecutive 100+ yards games in NFL history. Johnson seeks 5th consecutive game w/100+ rush yards vs. NFC…WR NATE WASHINGTON has career-high 41 rec. in ’09…In 3 career games vs. Sea., TE ALGE CRUMPLER averages 17.7 yards per catch & has 3 TD rec. (11 rec., 195 yards)…DE JACOB FORD aims for 3rd consecutive game w/sack. Ford (5.5) needs 1.5 sack to tie career-high of 7 in ’08…

SEAHAWKS: QB MATT HASSELBECK completed 21 of 27 (77.8 pct.) for 285 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 147.7 rating in only start vs. Ten. In starts with 10+ att. & 100+ rating, his teams are 26-5 (.839). Needs 146 yards for 6th career 3,000-yard season…RB JUSTIN FORSETT has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 7. Has 881 scrimmage yards & needs 119 to reach 1,000. RB JULIUS JONES rushed for 122 yards & TD in only meeting (10/1/06 with Dal.)…WR T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH ranks 3rd in NFL with 370 receptions since 2006. Has 76 catches, 6th season in row with 70+ receptions. TE JOHN CARLSON needs 7 catches & 68 yards to set career-highs (55 & 627 in 2008). Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Has career-high 6 TDs…CB JOSH WILSON has 2 INT-TDs this season & 3 in career. All have been 60+ yards. LB DAVID HAWTHORNE leads team with 107 tackles. S JORDAN BABINEAUX is 2nd with 100 tackles. CB MARCUS TRUFANT needs 1 INT to reach 20 career. DE PATRICK KERNEY has 14 sacks in past 14 at home.



PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (11-4) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (10-5)

SERIES

EAGLES
COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

54-43

STREAKS
3 of past 5
2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Reid: 14-7
Phillips: 4-2

LAST WEEK
W 30-27 vs. Broncos
W 17-0 at Redskins

LAST GAME
11/8/09: Cowboys 20 at Eagles 16. Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 307 yards & 49-yard TD to WR Miles Austin midway through 4th quarter for pivotal divisional road win.

LAST GAME AT SITE
9/15/08: Cowboys 41, Eagles 37. Romo throws for 312 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Terrell Owens. Combined for most points in game in history of rivalry.

BROADCAST
FOX (4:15 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 123 (Phi.), 90 (Dal.). XM: 112 (Phi.).


STATS

PASSING
McNabb: 247-407-3,330-22-10-94.5
Romo: 323-516-4,172 (3C)-24-8-97.0

RUSHING
McCoy (R): 154-633-4.1-4
Barber: 200-841-4.2-7

RECEIVING
Celek (TE): 69-875-12.7-8
Witten (TE): 88 (3C)-954-10.8-1

OFFENSE
366.5
394.4 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE
+15 (2L)
+2

DEFENSE
310.9 (2C)
322.4

SACKS
T. Cole: 12.5 (3C)
Ware: 11

INTs
Samuel: 9 (T1L)
Jenkins: 5

PUNTING
Rocca: 41.8
McBriar: 44.9

KICKING
Akers: 139 (1L) (43/45 PAT; 32/36 FG)
Suisham: 79 (22/23 PAT; 19/22 FG)


NOTES

GAME WILL DETERMINE NFC East winner…

EAGLES: Aim for 7th win in row. Have clinched 8th playoff berth of decade…QB DONOVAN MC NABB is 36-22 (.621) in starts vs. division. Is 10-1 (.909) in past 11 Dec. starts. In starts (min. 10+ att.) with 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 46-1 (.979). Has 3,330 yards & 22 TDs & is 1st Eagles QB with 3,000+ yards & 20+ TDs in 5 seasons…Rookie RB LE SEAN MC COY has 633 rush yards, most ever by Eagles rookie. Had 115 scrimmage yards in last meeting. RB BRIAN WESTBROOK had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in last game at Dal…WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON has 6 TDs (4 rec., 1 rush, 1 PR) in past 5 division games. Has 8 TDs of 50+ yards this year, tied for most in single season in NFL history. TE BRENT CELEK aims for 3rd in row vs. Dal. with TD. Had 47-yard TD last week, longest of career…DE TRENT COLE has 0.5+ sack in 11 games (12.5 sacks). CB ASANTE SAMUEL has 8 INTs in past 12. Since 2006, has 29 INTs, most in NFL..

COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO needs 40 pass yards to set team record (4,211, Romo, 2007). Has 9 TDs, 1 INT & 106.7 rating in past 5. Team is 25-5 (.833) when he starts & has 100+ rating. Has 3 300-yard games vs. Phi. & Cowboys are 3-0…RB MARION BARBER has 38 rush TDs since 2006, 2nd most in NFC. Had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting at home…WR MILES AUSTIN leads NFL with 8 rec. TDs of 20+ yards. Has 1,230 yards & can join HOFer MICHAEL IRVIN & TERRELL OWENS as only Cowboys with 1,250+ yards in season. Since Week 5, leads NFC with 1,149 yards (104.5 per game). TE JASON WITTEN has 265 receptions & 3,051 yards since 2007, both 2nd most among NFL TEs. Has reached 80 catches (88) for 3rd consecutive season. Needs 46 yards for 2nd 1,000-yard season. Aims for 5th in row vs. Phi. with 7+ catches…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 6.5 sacks in 9 meetings. Has 45 sacks since 2007, most in NFL. Has 11 sacks in past 11. DT JAY RATLIFF has 4 sacks in past 4 meetings, incl. 2 in last game vs. Phi. CB MIKE JENKINS had INT in last meeting.



SUNDAY NIGHT

CINCINNATI BENGALS (10-5) AT NEW YORK JETS (8-7)
SERIES

BENGALS
JETS

SERIES LEADER

13-7

STREAKS

6 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.
Lewis: 1-2
Ryan: 0-0

LAST WEEK
W 17-10 vs. Chiefs
W 29-15 at Colts

LAST GAME
10/12/08: Bengals 14 at Jets 26. New York RB Thomas Jones accounts for 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) & 78 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 13 rec.) as Jets improve to 3-2.

LAST GAME AT SITE
10/12/08

BROADCAST
NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Andrea Kremer (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 125 (WW1), 126 (Cin.), 127 (NYJ). XM: 102 (WW1), 103 (Cin.), 104 (NYJ).


STATS

PASSING
C. Palmer: 281-455-3,094-21-12-86.3
Sanchez (R): 188-348-2,381-12-20-63.2

RUSHING
Benson: 301-1,251-4.2-6
Jones: 304-1,324 (2C)-4.4-12 (T3L)

RECEIVING
Ochocinco: 72-1,047-14.5-9
Cotchery: 52-782-15.0-3

OFFENSE
324.9
321.1

TAKE/GIVE
+3
-2

DEFENSE
300.1 (3C)
264.3 (1L)

SACKS
Fanene: 6
Pace: 7

INTs
Hall, Joseph: 6 (T2C)
Revis: 6 (T2C)

PUNTING
Huber (R): 43.5
Weatherford: 41.9

KICKING
Graham: 97 (28/29 PAT; 23/28 FG)
Feely: 109 (28/28 PAT; 27/33 FG)


NOTES

BENGALS: Aim to reach 11 wins for the 5th time in franchise history…Club clinched 1st AFC North title since ’05…In 2 career games vs. Jets, QB CARSON PALMER has completed 32 of 48 passes (66.7 pct.) for 474 yards w/3 TDs & 102.3 passer rating. Palmer (18,724) needs 276 passing yards to reach 19,000…RB CEDRIC BENSON (1,251) needs 49 rush yards to become 3rd Bengal to reach 1,300 in season. In only game vs. NYJ (w/KC on 9/11/05), RB LARRY JOHNSON posted 110 rush yards on 9 att. (12.2 avg.) w/2 TDs…WR CHAD OCHOCINCO aims for 5th consecutive game w/TD rec. Needs TD rec. to tie career-high of 10 in ’03. WR LAVERANUES COLES spent 7 seasons (2000-02, 2005-08) w/NYJ & ranks 4th in Jets history in rec. (459) & 5th in franchise history in rec. yards (5,941)…CBs LEON HALL & JOHNATHAN JOSEPH lead team with career-high 6 INTs each in ’09 (career high for both), only AFC teammates w/6+ INTs apiece…

JETS: Can clinch playoff spot with win in final regular-season game at Meadowlands…Team is 10-2 (.833) all-time vs. Cin at home…Team (2,499) needs 148 rush yards to surpass franchise record of 2,646 in ’79…QB MARK SANCHEZ leads NFL rookies w/2,381 passing yards…RB THOMAS JONES (12) needs 2 rush TDs to surpass his franchise record of 13 in ’08. Jones (1,324) needs 12 rush yards to surpass career-high of 1,335 in ’05. Jones had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in last game vs. Bengals. Since ’08, Jones (25) is tied for 3rd-most rush TDs in NFL. Rookie RB SHONN GREENE (Round 3, Iowa) averages 5 yards per carry (95 att., 478 yards)…WR BRAYLON EDWARDS has 5 TDs rec. in past 5 against Bengals…TE DUSTIN KELLER (44 rec., 513 yards) needs 5 catches & 23 yards to surpass career-highs in both categories (48 rec., 535 yards in ’07)…Defense ranks 1st in NFL in yards per game (264.3), pass yards per game (163.9) & points per game (15.7)…WR-KR BRAD SMITH had 106-yard KR-TD last week, tied for 2nd-longest KR in NFL history.
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