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December 5, 2012
Richmond High School



DENVER BRONCOS (9-3) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (3-9)

SERIES

 

BRONCOS

RAIDERS

SERIES LEADER

 

59-43-2

STREAKS

Past 2

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fox: 3-2

Allen: 0-1

LAST WEEK

W 31-23 vs. Buccaneers

L 20-17 vs. Browns

LAST GAME

9/30/12: Raiders 6 at Broncos 37. Denver QB Peyton Manning passes for 338 yards & 3 TDs with 130 rating. Broncos RB Willis McGahee rushes for 112 yards & 1 TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/6/11: Broncos 38, Raiders 24. McGahee (163) & Denver QB Tim Tebow (118) each rush for over 100 yards. Broncos WR Eddie Royal has TD catch & 85-yard PR-TD.

BROADCAST

NFLN (5:20 PM PT): Brad Nessler, Mike Mayock, Alex Flanagan (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Trent Green, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 94 (Den.), 93 (Oak.). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Den.), 226 (Oak.). 

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 304-447-3,502-29 (1C)-9-104.6 (1C)

Palmer: 305-503-3,532 (3C)-20-13-84.4

RUSHING

Hillman (R): 57-226-4.0-1

McFadden: 139-455-3.3-2

RECEIVING

D. Thomas: 69-1,114 (T2C)-16.1-8 (T3C)

Myers (TE): 69-721-10.4-4

OFFENSE

386.9

361.8

TAKE/GIVE

-3

-6

DEFENSE

308.2 (3L)

387.0

SACKS

Miller: 15 (3L)

Shaughnessy: 3.5

INTs

Woodyard: 3

Giordano, Huff: 2

PUNTING

Colquitt: 46.8

Lechler: 47.7

KICKING

Prater: 91 (40/40 PAT; 17/22 FG)

Janikowski: 93 (21/21 PAT; 24/26 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS:Captured AFC West title for 2nd consecutive season. Have won 7 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Club is 4-0 vs. AFC West…QB PEYTON MANNING (29) has most TD passes in single-season by Broncos QB. Posted 150th career reg.-season win last week, 2nd-most in NFL history. Has 9 TDs vs. 1 INT & 134.5 rating in past 3 on TNF. Passed for 338 yards w/ 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 130 rating in last meeting…RB KNOWSHON MORENO is averaging 97 scrim. yards (154 rush, 40 rec.) in past 2…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had 5 rec. for 103 yards (20.6 avg) in last game vs. Oak. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. WR ERIC DECKER has 8 TD catches, tied for career single-season high (2011)…TE JACOB TAMME had season-highs in catches (9) & rec. yards (89) last week…DE ELVIS DUMERVIL has 9 career sacks vs. Oak, most against any team. LB VON MILLER aims for 6th consecutive game with sack. Miller (15) needs 2.5 sacks to set single-season club record (Dumervil, 17 in ’09)…RAIDERS: QB CARSON PALMER is averaging 313.5 passing yards per game at home in ’12. Palmer (3,532) has reached 3,500 passing yards for 5th time in career… RB DARREN MC FADDEN has 100+ rush yards in 3 of past 4 vs. Den. (165, 119, 150). Raiders are 9-2 (.818) when McFadden has 100+ rush yards. RB MARCEL REECE is averaging 5.2 yards per carry in past 3 games (41 att., 213 yards). Has 467 receiving yards in ’12, most among NFL RBs…WR DENARIUS MOORE has career-best 6 TD receptions in this season. WR ROD STREATER had career-best 96 receiving yards last week, incl. career-long 64-yard TD reception…TE BRANDON MYERS had 14 receptions for 130 yards & TD last week, most catches in game by TE in Raiders history. Leads AFC TEs with 69 receptions in 2012…LB PHILIP WHEELER has team-best 87 tackles.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012

ST. LOUIS RAMS (5-6-1) AT BUFFALO BILLS (5-7)

SERIES

 

RAMS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

 

6-4

STREAKS

 

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fisher: 6-2

Gailey: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 16-13 (OT) vs. 49ers

W 34-18 vs. Jaguars

LAST GAME

9/28/08: Bills 31 at Rams 14. Buffalo RB Fred Jackson has TD run & QB Trent Edwards throws 39-yard TD pass to WR Lee Evans. Bills CB Jabari Greer adds 33-yard INT-TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/21/04: Bills 37, Rams 17. Buffalo QB Drew Bledsoe throws 3 TDs to TE Mark Campbell & RB Willis McGahee adds 100 rushing yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, Mike Martz, Krista Voda (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (StL.), 112 (Buf.). XM: 231 (Buf.). 

STATS

PASSING

Bradford: 236-388-2,668-14-9-83.8

Fitzpatrick: 228-373-2,471-20-12-85.1

RUSHING

Jackson: 195-772-4.0-2

Spiller: 137-907-6.6-5

RECEIVING

Amendola: 51-576-11.3-2

St. Johnson: 55-705-12.8-5

OFFENSE

327.6

346.4

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-6

DEFENSE

340.7

368.5

SACKS

Quinn: 8.5

M. Williams: 9.5

INTs

Finnegan, Jenkins: 3

Byrd: 5 (1C)

PUNTING

Hekker (R): 46.8

Powell (R): 45.0

KICKING

Zuerlein (R): 81 (18/18 PAT; 21/27 FG)

Lindell: 83 (32/32 PAT; 17/18 FG)

NOTES

RAMS: QB SAM BRADFORD aims for 3rd win in row…RB STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 110 yards with TD & had 5 catches for 78 yards (188 scrimmage yards) in last meeting. Since 2006, has NFL-best 10,838 scrimmage yards…Rookie WR CHRIS GIVENS had 11 catches for 92 yards last week. In past 2, has 16 catches for 207 yards (103.5 per game) & TD. Has 3 career TDs & avg. 46 yards per TD. WR DANNY AMENDOLA aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 7+ catches…CB JANORIS JENKINS has 3 TDs in past 2 (2 INT-TDs & FR-TD). Aims for 3rd in row with defensive TD. DE WILLIAM HAYES has 2.5 sacks in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with sack. DE ROBERT QUINN has 8.5 sacks in past 12. DE CHRIS LONG has 7 sacks in past 10. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS is only NFC player with 8.5+ sacks & 6+ INTs since 2009…Rookie K GREG ZUERLEIN is 1st in NFL history to tie game with 0:00 left in 4th & win game in OT with 50-yard FGs…BILLS: Aim for 3rd consecutive win at home…QB RYAN FITZPATRICK (76) needs 2 TDs to surpass JACK KEMP (77) for 3rd-most in Bills history. Was selected in 7th round of ’05 NFL Draft by Rams & spent 2 seasons in StL…Club leads AFC with 147.9 rush yards per game in ’12…RB C.J. SPILLER (907) needs 93 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 1st time in career. Is averaging 91.7 rush yards per game in past 3 (275). Averages NFL-best 6.6 yards per carry. RB FRED JACKSON posted 1st 100-yard rush game of season last week (109). Bills are 11-3 (.786) when Jackson has 100+ rush yards…Since ’11, TE SCOTT CHANDLER is 2nd among AFC TEs with 12 TD catches. Has 6 TD receptions in 2012, tying his career high (2011)....DE MARIO WILLIAMS has 5 sacks in past 3 games. Williams (9.5) needs 0.5 sack to become 1st Bill since 2009 to with 10+ sacks in season (AARON SCHOBEL, 10)…Since entering NFL in 2009, S JAIRUS BYRD is tied for 3rd in league with 18 INTs…PR LEODIS MC KELVIN has NFL-best 20.4 PR avg.

ATLANTA FALCONS (11-1) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-9)

SERIES

 

FALCONS

PANTHERS

SERIES LEADER

23-12

 

STREAKS

Past 5 & 8 of past 10 overall

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 7-2

Rivera: 0-3

LAST WEEK

W 23-13 vs. Saints

L 27-21 at Chiefs

LAST GAME

9/30/12: Panthers 28 at Falcons 30. Atlanta WR Roddy White has 8 catches for 169 yards & 2 TDs. Falcons K Matt Bryant converts game-winning 40-yard FG with 5 seconds remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/11/11: Falcons 31, Panthers 23. Atlanta overcomes 23-7 1st-half deficit as QB Matt Ryan throws 4 TDs, including 2 4th-quarter TD passes to rookie WR Julio Jones (17, 75).

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Gus Johnson, Charles Davis, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Atl.), 113 (Car.). XM: 232 (Car.). 

STATS

PASSING

Ryan: 316-462-3,590-22-13-94.9

Newton: 204-355-2,933-14-10-85.8

RUSHING

Turner: 180-675-3.8-7

Newton (QB): 95-524-5.5-6

RECEIVING

Gonzalez (TE): 73-770-10.5-7

S. Smith: 53-890-16.8-2

OFFENSE

377.3

343.6

TAKE/GIVE

+7

0

DEFENSE

352.5

347.8

SACKS

Abraham: 10 (T2C)

Johnson: 8.5

INTs

DeCoud: 5

Munnerlyn, Nakamura: 2

PUNTING

Bosher: 47.9 (2C)

Nortman (R): 42.6

KICKING

Bryant: 119 (3L) (32/32 PAT; 29/34 FG)

Gano: 9 (6/7 PAT; 1/1 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS: Have clinched NFC South…QB MATT RYAN has won 7 of past 8 starts vs. Car. Aims for 6th consecutive win vs. Panthers. In past 4 meetings, has completed 83 of 132 (62.9 pct.) for 1,088 yards with 10 TDs vs. 1 INT for 110.9 rating. Has 100+ rating in all 4 of those games. In career, Falcons are 30-1 (.968) when he has 100+ rating…RB MICHAEL TURNER had TD last week & is franchise leader with 58 total TDs (57 rush, 1 rec.). In last meeting, rushed for 103 yards & had 60-yard rec. TD…In last game at Car., WR JULIO JONES had 3 catches for 104 yards (34.7 avg.) & 2 TDs (75 & 17 yards). In last meeting, WR RODDY WHITE had 8 catches for 169 yards (21.1 avg.) & 2 TDs. In past 2 vs. Car., has 15 catches for 253 yards (126.5 per game) & 3 TDs. Since 2007, has 539 receptions, most in NFC. TE TONY GONZALEZ has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 division games…Defense had 5 INTs last week, incl. 2 by S WILLIAM MOORE. DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 14.5 sacks in past 15. LB SEAN WEATHERSPOON aims for 3rd in a row vs. Car. with sack… PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON completed 15 of 24 (62.5 pct.) for 215 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.3 rating in last meeting. Also had 86 rush yards & TD. Is only player in NFL history with 30+ pass (35) & 20+ rush (20) TDs in 1st 2 seasons…RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with TD. Has TD in 4 of past 6 meetings. In last home game vs. Atl., had 74-yard rush TD. RB JONATHAN STEWART has 4 career rush TDs vs. Atl…In last home meeting, WR STEVE SMITH had 6 catches for 125 yards. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 4 home games vs. Atl. WR BRANDON LA FELL has TD in 2 of past 3. TE GREG OLSEN had TD catch in last meeting. Had 47-yard TD catch last week. Has 50 catches, his 3rd-career 50-catch season…CB CAPTAIN MUNNERLYN ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. DE CHARLES JOHNSON had 3.5 sacks in last meeting. Has 5 sacks in past 3 vs. Atl. Has 25.5 sacks in past 34. Has 8.5 sacks in past 9. DE GREG HARDY has 6 sacks in past 6. Rookie LB LUKE KUECHLY leads team with 115 tackles.

DALLAS COWBOYS (6-6) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (7-5)

SERIES

 

COWBOYS

BENGALS

SERIES LEADER

6-4

 

STREAKS

4 of past 6

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Garrett: 0-0

Lewis: 1-1

LAST WEEK

W 38-33 vs. Eagles

W 20-13 at Chargers

LAST GAME

10/5/08: Bengals 22 at Cowboys 31. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 3 TDs, including 57-yarder to WR Terrell Owens & 15-yarder to WR Patrick Crayton in 4th quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/7/04: Bengals 26, Cowboys 3. Cincinnati QB Carson Palmer passes for 212 yards & TD as Bengals’ defense forces 5 turnovers.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 91 (Dal.), 92 (Cin.). XM: 234 (Cin.). 

STATS

PASSING

Romo: 324-483-3,660 (3L)-19-15-89.7

Dalton: 262-413-2,980-24 (3C)-13-91.3

RUSHING

Murray: 98-413-4.2-2

Green-Ellis: 226-885-3.9-5

RECEIVING

Witten (TE): 88 (T3L)-818-9.3-1

Green: 76 (3C)-1,107-14.6-10 (T1L)

OFFENSE

379.1

356.8

TAKE/GIVE

-10

0

DEFENSE

336.7

331.3

SACKS

Ware: 10 (T2C)

Atkins: 9.5

INTs

5 tied: 1

Crocker: 3

PUNTING

Moorman: 45.1

Huber: 46.6

KICKING

Bailey: 96 (27/27 PAT; 23/25 FG)

Nugent: 92 (35/35 PAT; 19/23)

NOTES

COWBOYS: QB TONY ROMO completed 22 of 27 (81.5 pct.) for 303 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 150.5 rating last week. Has 168 pass TDs & passed HOFer TROY AIKMAN (165) for most by Cowboy. Has won 3 of past 4 starts vs. AFC. In those 4, has 102.3 rating. In only game vs. Cin., had 3 TDs & 106.2 rating…In last meeting, RB FELIX JONES had 96 yards on 9 carries (10.7 avg.) & 33-yard TD. When RB DE MARCO MURRAY has 18+ att., Cowboys are 8-0. Has 939 rush yards (117.4 per game) in those 8…WR DEZ BRYANT has 29 catches for 475 yards (118.8 per game) & 6 TDs in past 4. Aims for 5th in row with TD. In past 2 vs. AFC, has 25 catches for 240 yards (120 per game) & 3 TDs. TE JASON WITTEN has 80 catches (8.9 per game) in past 9. Since 2007, has 532 catches, most by NFL TE…LB DE MARCUS WARE has 18.5 sacks in past 18 vs. AFC. Has 35.5 sacks in past 31. Has 101.5 sacks since 2006, most in NFL. Has 10 sacks for 7th consecutive season, tying HOFers LAWRENCE TAYLOR & BRUCE SMITH for 3rd-longest streak…BENGALS: Aim for 5th straight win…In past 2 at home, QB ANDY DALTON has passed for 409 yards with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 120.8 rating. Has 100.1 4th-quarter rating in 2012, 2nd-best in AFC (PEYTON MANNING, 107.9). For career, Dalton is 5-1 as starter vs. NFC…RB BEN JARVUS GREEN-ELLIS can become 1st Bengal to rush for 100+ yards in 4 straight game since 1968 (PAUL ROBINSON, 4 straight). Needs 115 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 2nd time in career…WR A.J. GREEN  has 16 catches for 268 yards with 2 TDs in 2 games vs. NFC in ’12. Has career-best 10 TD rec., incl. 3 for 50+ yards (73, 57, 56). Needs 9 rec. to reach 150 career. Since ’11, Green has 17 TD rec., most among AFC WRs. Has 85+ rec. yards in past 5…TE JERMAINE GRESHAM has reached 50+ rec. for 3rd straight season…Club leads NFL with 39 sacks…CB TERENCE NEWMAN spent 9 seasons w/ Cowboys (2003-11). DT GENO ATKINS (9.5) needs half sack to become 4th Bengal with 10+ in season since ’82. Since ’10, Atkins leads NFL DTs w/ 20 sacks.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-10) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (4-8)

SERIES

 

CHIEFS

BROWNS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 10-10-2

 

STREAKS

3 of past 5

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Crennel: 0-0

Shurmur: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 27-21 vs. Panthers

W 20-17 at Raiders

LAST GAME

9/19/10: Chiefs 16 at Browns 14. Kansas City CB Brandon Flowers has 33-yard INT-TD & Ryan Succop kicks 3 FGs (35, 26, 23) as Chiefs earn comeback victory. 

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/19/10

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Bill Macatee, Steve Tasker. SIRIUS: 137 (KC), 117 (Cle.). XM: 233 (Cle.). 

STATS

PASSING

Quinn: 67-106-635-2-4-70.3

Weeden (R): 247-433-2,820-13-15-72.3

RUSHING

Charles: 222-1,055 (2C)-4.8-3

Richardson (R): 229-827-3.6-7

RECEIVING

Bowe: 57-731-12.8-3

Richardson (R) (RB): 44-339-7.7-1

OFFENSE

337.8

319.3

TAKE/GIVE

-21

+7

DEFENSE

349.3

367.7

SACKS

Houston: 10

Parker: 4

INTs

Flowers: 3

S. Brown, Haden: 3

PUNTING

Colquitt: 45.8

Hodges: 42.0

KICKING

Succop: 90 (15/15 PAT; 25/28 FG)

Dawson: 91 (22/22 PAT; 23/24 FG)

NOTES

CHIEFS: Club has won 2 of past 3 at Cle…QB BRADY QUINN had career-best 82.6 completion pct. (19 of 23) last week (min. 10 att.). Posted 132.1 passer rating last week, 2nd-highest of career. Quinn was selected No. 22 overall in 2007 NFL Draft by Browns & spent 3 seasons in Cleveland (2007-09)…Club averages 146.7 rush yards per game, 2nd-best in AFC…In past 4, RB JAMAAL CHARLES has averaged 105.3 rush yards per game (421 total). Aims for 3rd consecutive game with 100+ rush yards. Charles (1,055) has reached 1,000 rush yards for 3rd time in career (1,120 in ’09; 1,467 in ’10). Has totaled 203 rush yards in 2 career games vs. Browns. RB PEYTON HILLIS posted 1st rush TD of season last week. Hillis spent 2 seasons (2010-11) with Cle…WR DWAYNE BOWE (413) needs 4 receptions to surpass HENRY MARSHALL (416) for 2nd-most receptions in franchise history, trailing only TONY GONZALEZ (916)…TE TONY MOEAKI posted 1st TD reception of season last week…LB TAMBA HALI (59.5) has 3rd-most sacks in Chiefs annals (DERRICK THOMAS, 126.5; NEIL SMITH, 85.5). LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has career-high 10 sacks this season. Has 5 sacks in 5 career games in Dec…BROWNS: Seek 3rd straight win…Rookie QB BRANDON WEEDEN posted career-best 364 passing yards last week & registered 3rd 300-yard passing game of season. Weeden (2,820) has most passing yards by rookie in club history…In past 5, rookie RB TRENT RICHARDSON is averaging 95.8 rush yards per game. Has 3 games with 100+ rush yards, tied for most ever by Browns rookie. Leads AFC rookies with 827 rush yards. Needs 116 to surpass HOFer JIM BROWN (942 in 1957) for most rush yards by Browns rookie…WR JOSH GORDON leads NFL rookies in rec. yards (646). Averages 19 yards per catch in 2012. Had career-best in catches (6) & receiving yards (116) last week. WR GREG LITTLE (96) needs 4 rec. to reach 100 career…TE BENJAMIN WATSON had season-high 80 receiving yards vs. Raiders…LB D’QWELL JACKSON hasteam-high 85 tackles…K PHIL DAWSON has made 23 of 24 FGs in 2012, 2nd-best pct. in NFL…KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS had 2 KR-TDs (100, 103) vs. Chiefs on 12/20/09.

TENNESSEE TITANS (4-8) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (8-4)

SERIES

 

TITANS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

 

22-13

STREAKS

 

15 of past 19

COACHES VS. OPP.

Munchak: 1-2

Arians: 1-0

LAST WEEK

L 24-10 vs. Texans

W 35-33 at Lions

LAST GAME

10/28/12: Colts 19 at Titans 13 (OT). Indianapolis rookie QB Andrew Luck completes game-winning 16-yard TD pass in overtime to rookie RB Vick Ballard.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/18/11: Colts 27, Titans 13. Indianapolis RB Donald Brown rushes for 161 yards, including 80-yard TD. Colts CB Jacob Lacey has 32-yard INT-TD return.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts. SIRIUS: 106 (Ten.), 128 (Ind.). XM: 235 (Ind.). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Locker: 120-212-1,473-8-7-77.0

Luck (R): 279-503-3,596 (1C)-17-16-76.1

RUSHING

C. Johnson: 204-993-4.9-4

Ballard (R): 127-468-3.7-1

RECEIVING

Wright (R): 54-516-9.6-4

Wayne: 88 (3L)-1,156 (1C)-13.1-3

OFFENSE

329.9

392.1 (3L)

TAKE/GIVE

-10

-16

DEFENSE

386.9

363.0

SACKS

Wimbley: 5

Mathis: 7

INTs

McCourty, Verner: 2

Butler: 2

PUNTING

Kern: 48.6 (3C)

McAfee: 48.4

KICKING

Bironas: 88 (25/25 PAT; 21/25 FG)

Vinatieri: 89 (26/26 PAT; 21/28 FG)

NOTES

TITANS: QB JAKE LOCKER posted 2nd 300-yard passing game (309) of career last week…For career, RB CHRIS JOHNSON averages 103.3 scrimmage yards per game against Ind. (562 rush, 264 receiving). Had 99 rush yards in last game vs. Colts. Johnson (993) needs 7 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 5th consecutive season. Has 24 career games with at least 125 rush yards, 2nd-most in player’s 1st 5 seasons in NFL history (ERIC DICKERSON, 27). Has 5 career rush TDs of 80+ yards, most in NFL history…WR KENNY BRITT has TD reception in past 2. WR KENDALL WRIGHT leads NFL rookies with 54 rec. Had 23-yard TD rec. in last game vs. Colts…TE JARED COOK had career-best 9 rec. for 103 yards in last game at Ind…DE KAMERION WIMBLEY (47.5) needs 2.5 sacks to reach 50 career…S MICHAEL GRIFFIN has 2 INTs in past 3 vs. Colts…LB AKEEM AYERS leads team with 83 tackles…COLTS: Club is 5-1 at home in 2012 & aims for 5th consecutive win at Lucas Oil Stadium…QB ANDREW LUCK’s 8 wins most by rookie QB who was drafted No. 1 overall in SB era (since 1966). Luck has passed for 3,596 yards, most by rookie QB in NFL history through his team’s 1st 12 games. Has 6 300-yard passing games, most by rookie all-time. Leads AFC QBs in rush yards (216) & rush TDs (5)…Rookie RB VICK BALLARD had 16-yard game-winning TD catch in OT last game vs. Ten. Posted 1st rush TD of career last week. In past 2 vs. Ten, RB DONALD BROWN is averaging 120.5 rush yards per game (241 total)…WR REGGIE WAYNE (1,156) needs 44 receiving yards to reach 1,200 for 6th time in career & tie MARVIN HARRISON & TORRY HOLT for 3rd-most such seasons all-time. Wayne (950) needs 2 rec. to surpass ANDRE REED (951) for 10th-most in NFL annals. WR T.Y. HILTON has 4 100-yard receiving games, most among NFL rookies. WR DONNIE AVERY tied career-best with 2 TD rec. last week…TE COBY FLEENER had 26-yard TD rec., last week, 1st of career…LB ROBERT MATHIS posted 1st INT of career last week. LB JERRELL FREEMAN leads team with 107 tackles.

NEW YORK JETS (5-7) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-10)

SERIES

 

JETS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

 

6-3

STREAKS

 

3 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.

Ryan: 1-1

Mularkey: 2-2

LAST WEEK

W 7-6 vs. Cardinals

L 34-18 at Bills

LAST GAME

9/18/11: Jaguars 3 at Jets 32. New York TE Dustin Keller has 6 catches for 101 yards & TD as Jets defense force 4 INTs, including 2 by CB Antonio Cromartie.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/8/06: Jaguars 41, Jets 0. Jacksonville RB Fred Taylor rushes for 111 yards & rookie RB Maurice Jones-Drew has 2 TD runs as Jags defense limits New York to 177 total yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 149 (NYJ), 139 (Jax.). XM: 226 (Jax.).

STATS

PASSING

Sanchez: 204-371-2,436-12-13-71.4 OR

McElroy: 5-7-29-1-0-118.5

Henne: 72-138-1,038-8-3-87.2

RUSHING

Greene: 210-806-3.8-5

Jones-Drew: 86-414-4.8-1

RECEIVING

Kerley: 48-701-14.6-2

Shorts III: 43-824-19.2-7

OFFENSE

308.9

282.3

TAKE/GIVE

-6

0

DEFENSE

336.0

404.9

SACKS

Thomas, Wilkerson: 2.5

Babin: 5.5

INTs

Cromartie: 3

Cox, Posluszny: 3

PUNTING

Malone: 46.4

Anger (R): 47.8

KICKING

Folk: 70 (25/25 PAT; 15/20 FG)

Scobee: 74 (14/15 PAT; 20/21 FG)

NOTES

JETS: QB MARK SANCHEZ had 2 TDs & 85.8 passer rating in last game vs. Jaguars. Sanchez is 1-1 as starter against Jax. Club has 10-2 record (.833) when Sanchez has 100+ rating. QB GREG MC ELROY completed 5 of 7 passes for 29 yards & game-winning 1-yard TD pass last week…For career, RB SHONN GREENE averages 102.4 rush yards per game with 20+ att. Greene posted 6th 100-yard rush game of career last week. Club is 6-0 when Greene has 100+ rush yards. Green has 5 rush TDs in past 6 in Dec. RB BILAL POWELL has 3 rush TDs in past 3…WR JEREMY KERLEY has career-best in rec. (48) &  rec. yards (701) in ’12…TE DUSTIN KELLER had 6 rec. for 101 yards (16.8 avg.) with TD in last game vs. Jax. TE JEFF CUMBERLAND had game-winning TD reception last week…Defense held Cardinals to 137 total net yards last week…LB DAVID HARRIS leads team with 91 tackles…CB ANTONIO CROMARTIE had 2 INTs in last game vs. Jax…S LA RON LANDRY posted 2nd INT of season last week…KR-RB JOE MC KNIGHT has 28.4 KR avg., 3rd-best in AFC…JAGUARS: Club is 3-0 all-time at home against Jets…For career, QB CHAD HENNE is 3-1 as starter against NYJ & has 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 94.2 passer rating. In past 3, Henne has passed for 823 yards with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs & 93.9 passer rating. Posted 1st rush TD of season last week…In past 2 vs. Jets, RB MAURICE JONES-DREW is averaging 105.5 rush yards per game…Rookie WR JUSTIN BLACKMON ranks 3rd among AFC rookies with 557 receiving yards. In past 7 starts, WR CECIL SHORTS III is averaging 88.4 receiving yards per game (619 total). Has 3 TD catches of 50+ yards in ’12 (80, 67, 59), single-season club record & tied for most in NFL this season (A.J. GREEN). Aims for 5th straight game with TD catch…TE MARCEDES LEWIS ranks 3rd in Jaguars history with 21 career TD receptions…LBs RUSSELL ALLEN & PAUL POSLUSZNY are tied for team-high with 101 tackles…DE JASON BABIN tied career-best 3 sacks against Jets on 12/18/11 (w/ Eagles). Since ’10, Babin has 36 sacks, 3rd-most in NFL.

CHICAGO BEARS (8-4) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-6)

SERIES

 

BEARS

VIKINGS

SERIES LEADER

 

52-48-2

STREAKS

Past 6 & 7 of past 9 overall

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 11-6

Frazier: 0-4

LAST WEEK

L 23-17 (OT) vs. Seahawks

L 23-14 at Packers

LAST GAME

11/25/12: Vikings 10 at Bears 28. Chicago RB Michael Bush rushes for pair of 1-yard TDs & TE Matt Spaeth adds 13-yard TD catch for Bears.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/1/12: Bears 17, Vikings 13. Chicago defense forces 3 INTs, including CB Charles Tillman’s 22-yard INT-TD return. Bears WR Roy Williams records 22-yard TD reception.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 93 (Chi.), 148 (Min.). XM: 236 (Min.). 

STATS

PASSING

Cutler: 191-312-2,235-15-11-84.3

Ponder: 240-384-2,305-14-11-79.4

RUSHING

Forté: 179-749-4.2-3

Peterson: 234-1,446 (1L)-6.2-8 (T2C)

RECEIVING

Marshall: 91 (1C)-1,182 (2L)-13.0-8 (T2C)

Harvin: 62-677-10.9-3

OFFENSE

304.0

335.5

TAKE/GIVE

+14 (T1C)

-6

DEFENSE

319.7 (3C)

344.8

SACKS

Peppers: 7

Allen: 8.5

INTs

Jennings: 8 (1L)

Winfield: 3

PUNTING

Podlesh: 42.2

Kluwe: 44.5

KICKING

Gould: 94 (31/31 PAT; 21/25 FG)

Walsh (R): 96 (24/24 PAT; 24/27 FG)

NOTES

BEARS: QB JAY CUTLER aims for 6th win in row vs. Min. In past 5 meetings, is 5-0 with 13 TDs, 5 INTs & 100.9 rating. Incl. playoffs, when he has 100+ rating, his teams are 26-1…RB MATT FORTÉ rushed for 92 yards in last game at Min. Has 963 scrimmage yards & needs 37 to reach 1,000 for 5th consecutive season. RB MICHAEL BUSH had 2 rush TDs in last meeting…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 75 catches for 968 yards (107.6 per game) & 7 TDs in past 9. Is 5th player in NFL history with 1,000+ rec. yard-season with 3 different teams…Bears have allowed 198 points (16.5 per game), 2nd fewest in NFL. Defense has 7 INT-TDs, tied for 3rd most in season in NFL history. CB CHARLES TILLMAN leads NFL with 8 FFs & ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. LB LANCE BRIGGS also ties for NFL lead with 2 INT-TDs. Since entering NFL in 2003, Tillman has 36 FFs, most by DB. Is only player with 30+ INTs (32) & 30+ FFs in that span. CB TIM JENNINGS leads NFL with 8 INTs, incl. 3 games with 2 INTs. DE JULIUS PEPPERS blocked FG in last meeting. DT HENRY MELTON leads NFC DTs with 6 sacks…VIKINGS: QB CHRISTIAN PONDER is 4-1 in past 5 at home…RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 210 yards last week. Has rushed for 947 yards (157.8 per game) & 6 TDs in past 6. Has 100+ rush yards in team-record 6 consecutive games. Has 12 career 150+ yard rush games, most by active player. Since 2007, leads NFL with 8,198 rush yards & 72 rush TDs. In 9 career games vs. Chi., has 12 rush TDs & 931 rush yards (103.4 per game)…WR-KR PERCY HARVIN & HOFer GALE SAYERS are only players in NFL history w/ 20+ scrim. TDs & 5 KR-TDs in 1st 4 seasons. Harvin, Sayers & TIMMY BROWN are only players in NFL history w/ rush, rec. & KR TD in 3 seasons in row. TE KYLE RUDOLPH aims for 4th in row with TD. Had TD in last meeting…DE JARED ALLEN has 13 sacks in 9 career meetings. Has 4.5 sacks in past 3 vs. Chi. Has 40.5 sacks in past 37. Since entering NFL in 2004, Allen has NFL-best 113.5 sacks. CB ANTOINE WINFIELD had INT in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with FF or INT.

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (4-8) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (7-5)

SERIES

 

CHARGERS

STEELERS

SERIES LEADER

 

21-6

STREAKS

 

7 of past 8

COACHES VS. OPP.

Turner: 0-6

Tomlin: 3-0

LAST WEEK

L 20-13 vs. Bengals

W 23-20 at Ravens

LAST GAME

10/4/09: Chargers 28 at Steelers 38. Pittsburgh RB Mewelde Moore has TD catch & throws TD to TE Heath Miller. Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall adds 2 rush TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/4/09

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms. SIRIUS: 104 (SD), 123 (Pit.). XM: 229 (Pit.). 

 

STATS

PASSING

Rivers: 277-424-2,969-18-15-85.1

Roethlisberger: 209-316-2,287-17-4-100.0 (3C) OR

C. Batch: 45-70-475-1-4-64.9

RUSHING

Mathews: 155-620-4.0-1

Dwyer: 114-478-4.2-1

RECEIVING

Floyd: 51-765-15.0-4

Miller (TE): 56-613-10.9-7

OFFENSE

322.1

342.0

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-11

DEFENSE

335.1

259.8 (1L)

SACKS

Phillips: 7

Worilds: 5

INTs

Weddle: 3

Timmons: 3

PUNTING

Scifres: 50.2 (2L)

Butler (R): 43.5

KICKING

Novak: 61 (22/22 PAT; 13/15 FG)

Suisham: 96 (24/24 PAT; 24/25 FG)

NOTES

CHARGERS:Club is 18-4 (.818) in Dec. under NORV TURNERQB PHILIP RIVERS had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 107.9 passer rating in last game at Pit. Rivers (27,254) has 2nd-most pass yards in club history, trailing only HOFer DAN FOUTS (43,040). Since ’08, Rivers (20,566) has 2nd-most passing yards in NFL (DREW BREES, 23,227)…RB RONNIE BROWN has career-high 45 rec. in ’12…TE ANTONIO GATES had 9 receptions for 124 yards with 2 TDs in last game at Pit. Gates (80) trails only HOFer LANCE ALWORTH (81) for most TD catches in team history. WR DANARIO ALEXANDER registered 2nd 100-yard rec. game of season last week (102). In past 4, Alexander is averaging 101.5 rec. yards per game with 3 TDs…LB SHAUN PHILLIPS (67) has 2nd-most sacks by Charger (LESLIE O’NEAL, 105.5) since ’82. Has 2.5 sacks & FF in 4 career games vs. Pit…LB DEMORRIO WILLIAMS had 31-yard INT-return TD last week…LB ANTWAN BARNES had season-best 2 sacks last week…STEELERS: Club has won 9 of past 11 in Dec…QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER is 23-9 (.719) as starter in Dec. Has 28,866 career passing yards, most in Steelers annals. Has 3-1 record vs. SD. QB CHARLIE BATCH is 6-3 as starter with Pit. Registered 25th career win as starter last week. RB JONATHAN DWYER posted 1st rush TD of career last week…WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has career-high in receptions (34) & yards (489) in ’12…TE HEATH MILLER (393) needs 7 receptions to become 3rd Steeler to reach 400 career. Has 7 TD receptions in ’12, tied for most in career (7 in ’07). Has 3 TDs in 3 games vs. SD…Defense allows NFL-low 259.8 yards per game in ’12…In 4 career games vs. SD, LB JAMES HARRISON has 3 sacks, 2 INTs & 2 FFs. Harrison has (62) 2nd-most sacks by Steeler since sacks became official statistic in 1982 (JASON GILDON, 77). …DE BRETT KEISEL has 3 sacks in past 3…S RYAN CLARK posted 2nd INT of season last week…LB LARRY FOOTE leads team with 84 tackles…K SHAUN SUISHAM has registered game-winning FGs in Steelers’ past 2 wins.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (3-9) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-6)

SERIES

 

EAGLES

BUCCANEERS

SERIES LEADER

6-5

 

STREAKS

3 of past 5

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Reid: 5-4

Schiano: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 38-33 at Cowboys

L 31-23 at Broncos

LAST GAME

10/11/09: Buccaneers 14 at Eagles 33. Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb completes 16 of 21 passes for 264 yards & 3 TDs as Eagles rookie WR Jeremy Maclin had 2 TDs (51, 40).

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/22/06: Buccaneers 23, Eagles 21. Tampa Bay DB Ronde Barber records 2 INT-TDs (37, 66) & Bucs K Matt Bryant converts 62-yard FG (5th longest all-time) as time expires.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, John Lynch, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi.), 94 (TB). XM: 227 (TB). 

STATS

PASSING

Foles (R): 81-133-793-2-3-73.3

Freeman: 217-388-3,003-23 (3C)-8-92.1

RUSHING

McCoy: 177-750-4.2-2

Martin (R): 236-1,106 (T3C)-4.7-9 (1C)

RECEIVING

Celek (TE): 50-601-12.0-1

Jackson: 50-1,014-20.3-7

OFFENSE

362.6

360.4

TAKE/GIVE

-18

+11 (T3C)

DEFENSE

351.5

391.8

SACKS

Cox (R), Graham: 3

Bennett: 7

INTs

Rodgers-Cromartie: 3

Barber: 4

PUNTING

McBriar: 47.5 (3C)

Koenen: 45.4

KICKING

Henery: 85 (19/20 PAT; 22/23 FG)

Barth: 103 (34/34 PAT; 23/28 FG)

NOTES

EAGLES: Rookie QB NICK FOLES had 251 yards last week. In 4 games, has 793 pass yards, most by Eagles rookie in season since 1999 (DONOVAN MC NABB, 948)…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 985 scrimmage yards & needs 15 for 3rd season in row with 1,000. Has 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 in Dec. Rookie RB BRYCE BROWN has 347 rush yards (173.5 per game) & 4 TDs in past 2. Is 2nd player since 1970 with 150+ rush yards in each of 1st 2 career starts (GARY BROWN, 1993). Is 1st Eagles rookie with 2+ TDs in 2 games in row since DON LOONEY in 1940…Rookie WR-PR DEMARIS JOHNSON had 98-yard PR-TD last week. In only meeting, WR JEREMY MACLIN had 6 catches for 142 yards (23.7 avg.) & 2 TDs. TE BRENT CELEK has 20 catches for 367 yards (91.8 per game) & 3 TDs in past 4 Dec/Jan games… LB DE MECO RYANS leads team with 91 tackles. DT FLETCHER COX has 3 sacks, most by rookie DT. Since 2007, DE TRENT COLE has 57 sacks, 4th most in NFC…BUCCANEERS: In past 8, QB JOSH FREEMAN has 18 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 99.6 rating. In past 4 at home, has 1,214 yards (303.5 per game), 8 TDs vs. 1 INT & 114.9 rating. Bucs are 11-3 when he has 100+ rating…Rookie RB DOUG MARTIN is 2nd in NFL with 1,480 scrimmage yards (1,106 rush, 374 rec.). Set team rookie record for scrimmage yards, passing WARRICK DUNN (1,440 in 1997). Leads NFC with 9 rush TDs…In past 5 at home, WR VINCENT JACKSON has 27 catches for 537 yards (107.4 per game) & 4 TDs. Since 2008, his 18.5 yards per catch avg. (251 rec., 4,633 yards) is best in NFL (min. 100 catches). WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 6 catches for 93 yards & TD last week. TE DALLAS CLARK has TD in 3 of past 4…Rookie CB LEONARD JOHNSON is 1 of 3 rookies with 3+ INTs & INT-TD. In past 4 vs. Phi. (incl. playoffs), S RONDE BARBER has 3 INTs & returned all 3 for TD (92, 66 & 37 yards). Has 1.5 sacks in those 4. Is only player in NFL annals with 25+ sacks (28) & 40+ INTs (47). Rookie LB LAVONTE DAVID leads team with 108 tackles. Was named NFL Def. Rookie of Nov. Had INT last week.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (9-3) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (6-6)

SERIES

 

RAVENS

REDSKINS

SERIES LEADER

3-1

 

STREAKS

3-1

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Harbaugh: 1-0

Shanahan: 3-4

LAST WEEK

L 23-20 vs. Steelers

W 17-16 vs. Giants

LAST GAME

12/7/08: Redskins 10 at Ravens 24. Baltimore S Ed Reed records 22-yard FR-TD & Ravens WR Derrick Mason catches 28-yard TD pass from rookie QB Joe Flacco.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/10/04: Ravens 17, Redskins 10. Baltimore CB-PR B.J. Sams records 78-yard PR-TD. Ravens RB Jamal Lewis adds 116 rush yards.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Marv Albert, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 86 (Bal.), 136 (Was.). XM: 230 (Was.). 

STATS

PASSING

Flacco: 252-426-3,038-15-8-85.0

Griffin III (R): 218-325-2,660-17-4-104.4 (3L)

RUSHING

Rice: 198-872-4.4-8 (3C)

Morris (R): 230-1,106 (T3L)-4.8-6

RECEIVING

Boldin: 55-750-13.6-2

Morgan: 39-399-10.2-0

OFFENSE

343.2

383.7 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

+13 (3C)

+11 (T3C)

DEFENSE

372.3

390.5

SACKS

Kruger: 6.5

Kerrigan: 6.5

INTs

E. Reed, Ca. Williams: 4 (T2C)

Hall: 4

PUNTING

Koch: 47.3

Rocca: 43.9

KICKING

Tucker (R): 103 (T2C) (31/31 PAT; 24/26 FG)

Forbath: 52 (19/20 PAT; 11/11 FG)

NOTES

RAVENS:Aim for 3rd consecutive season with 10+ wins…For career, QB JOE FLACCO is 12-6 (.667) vs. NFC. Flacco (3,038) has reached 3,000+ pass yards for 4th consecutive season…RB RAY RICE has 11 TDs (10 rush, 1 rec.) in 17 games vs. NFC. Avg. 5 yards per carry vs. NFC. Leads AFC RBs with 49 receptions this season. Since 2009, avg. 119.4 scrimmage yards per game, 2nd-most in NFL. Rice (872) needs 128 rush yards to reach 1,000 for 4th consecutive season…WR TORREY SMITH (92) needs 8 catches to register 100 career. Ravens are 9-1 when he has TD rec. Smith (7) needs 3 rec. TDs to become 2nd Raven to reach 10 TD receptions (MICHAEL JACKSON, 14 in 1996) in season. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN (9,994) needs 6 rec. yards to reach 10,000. Has 3 TDs in past 2 vs. Was…LB PAUL KRUGER aims for 5th game in row with sack…S ED REED has NFL-best 61 INTs since entering NFL in ’02. Had 2 INTs in last game vs. Was…KR-WR JACOBY JONES ranks 2nd in NFL with 34.2 KR avg…REDSKINS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III aims for 4th in row with 100+ rating. In past 3, has completed 46 of 63 (73 pct.) for 667 yards with 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 140 rating. Rushed for 72 yards (5 att., 14.4 avg.) last week & has 714 rush yards, most by rookie QB in NFL history. Is 1st QB in NFL history with 4+ TD passes of 60+ yards & rush TD of 60+ yards in season. In 6 home games, has 101.7 rating with 10 TDs (7 pass, 3 rush) & 428 rush yards…RB ALFRED MORRIS ties for 1st among rookies with 1,106 rush yards. Has 75+ rush yards in 10 of 1st 12 NFL games (5 100-yard games). Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards…WR PIERRE GARCON had 8 catches for 106 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD & 85+ yards. Had 100-yard game (108 yards, 6 catches) vs. Bal. on 11/22/09 (with Ind.) WR SANTANA MOSS has 5 TDs in past 6…In last meeting, LB LONDON FLETCHER had 12 tackles, incl. 10 solo. CB DE ANGELO HALL has INT in 2 of past 3.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. Bal. with FR. Since 2011, LB RYAN KERRIGAN is only NFL player with 10+ sacks (14) & 2+ INT-TDs (2).

MIAMI DOLPHINS (5-7) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (8-3-1)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

49ERS

SERIES LEADER

6-4

 

STREAKS

Past 2

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Philbin: 0-0

Harbaugh: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 23-16 vs. Patriots

L 16-13 (OT) at Rams

LAST GAME

12/14/08: 49ers 9 at Dolphins 14. Miami QB Chad Pennington connects with TE David Martin (61 yards) & TE Joey Haynos (19) for TDs as Dolphins win 3rd straight.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/28/04: Dolphins 24, 49ers 17. Miami QB A.J. Feeley throws TD to TE Randy McMichael & LB Derrick Pope scores on 1-yard FR-TD as Dolphins post 17 4th-quarter points. 

BROADCAST

CBS (1:05 PM PT): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf. SIRIUS: 127 (Mia.), 94 (SF). XM: 227 (SF). 

STATS

PASSING

Tannehill (R): 210-363-2,559-7-12-72.3

Kaepernick: 69-106-888-3-1-96.7

RUSHING

Bush: 165-726-4.4-5

Gore: 199-972-4.9-6

RECEIVING

Hartline: 60-891-14.9-1

Crabtree: 57-668-11.7-5

OFFENSE

317.6

363.3

TAKE/GIVE

-10

+5

DEFENSE

355.3

279.6 (1C)

SACKS

Wake: 10.5 (3C)

Ald. Smith: 17.5 (1L)

INTs

R. Jones: 3

Goldson: 3

PUNTING

Fields: 50.6 (1L)

Lee: 47.3

KICKING

Carpenter: 75 (24/24 PAT; 17/22 FG)

Akers: 95 (32/32 PAT; 21/30)

NOTES

DOLPHINS: QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 431 yards in only road game vs. NFC (9/30/12 at Cardinals). Has 97.1 rating against NFC opponents. Tannehill (2,559) has most pass yards by rookie in Dolphins history. Team is 4-1 when Tannehill has 90+ rating. Scored 2nd career rush TD last week…RB REGGIE BUSH averages 116.6 rush yds. per game in December in past 2 seasons (583 total). Bushhad career-high 131 receiving yards on 9 receptions with TD vs. SF as rookie (with NO on 12/3/06). Since entering NFL in 2006, Bush leads NFL RBs in receptions (361)…WR BRIAN HARTLINE (891) needs 109 receiving yards for first career 1,000-yard season. WR DAVONE BESS attended Skyline HS in Oakland, CA…DE CAMERON WAKE (10.5) registered at least 10 sacks for 2nd time in career (14 in 2010)…LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 93 tackles. LB KOA MISI has sack in 2 of past 3…S RESHAD JONES had 10 tackles, sack & INT last week. Has career-best 3 INTs in 2012…49ERS: In 3 starts, QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has 100.1 rating  & 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush)…RB FRANK GORE aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with rush TD. Is only player since 2006 with 10,000+ scrimmage yards (10,412) & 50+ TDs (56)…Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), TE VERNON DAVIS leads NFC TEs with 35 TDs. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had 7 catches for 101 yards last week. Has 100+ yards or TD in 4 of past 5. Aims for 3rd in row at home with TD…49ers lead NFL allowing 14.3 points per game (171 points). Team ranks 2nd in NFL in total defense (279.6 yards per game) & pass defense (189 yards per game). 49ers are 3rd in NFL in rush defense (90.6 yards per game). Defense is holding opposing QBs to 77.2 passer rating. LB ALDON SMITH has 31.5 career sacks & passed HOFer REGGIE WHITE (31) for most by player in 1st 2 NFL seasons. Leads NFL with 17.5 sacks, 2nd most by player in team’s 1st 12 games. Has 13 sacks in past 6. Was named NFC Defensive Player of Month for Nov. Has 8.5 sacks in past 3 at home. Since 2007, LB PATRICK WILLIS is only NFC player with 17+ sacks (17.5) & 6+ INTs. LB NA VORRO BOWMAN leads team with 105 tackles. Willis is 2nd with 93. DT JUSTIN SMITH has 3 sacks in past 3.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-7) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5)

SERIES

 

SAINTS

GIANTS

SERIES LEADER

 

14-12

STREAKS

Past 3 & 4 of past 5 overall

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Vitt: 0-0

Coughlin: 2-4

LAST WEEK

L 23-13 at Falcons

L 17-16 at Redskins

LAST GAME

11/28/11: Giants 24 at Saints 49. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 363 yds & 4 TDs (2 to TE Jimmy Graham & 2 to WR Lance Moore) as Saints gain 577 total yards on MNF.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/24/06: Saints 30, Giants 7. New Orleans rookie RB Reggie Bush (126) & RB Deuce McAllister (108) each rush for 100 yards & TD as Saints defense holds Giants to 142 yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 92 (NO), 86 (NYG). XM: 229 (NYG). 

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 304-492-3,674 (2L)-31 (1L)-16-92.1

Manning: 259-427-3,170-16-11-85.3

RUSHING

P. Thomas: 89-425-4.8-1

Bradshaw: 185-836-4.5-5

RECEIVING

Colston: 61-828-13.6-8 (T2C)

Cruz: 68-883-13.0-8 (T2C)

OFFENSE

386.4 (2C)

371.2

TAKE/GIVE

-2

+14 (T1C)

DEFENSE

440.5

366.9

SACKS

Jordan: 7

Pierre-Paul: 6.5

INTs

P. Robinson: 3

S. Brown: 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Morstead: 50.0 (1C)

Weatherford: 46.9

KICKING

Hartley: 73 (40/40 PAT; 11/14 FG)

Tynes: 127 (1L) (31/31 PAT; 32/36 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: In career, QB DREW BREES is 4-0 vs. NYG with 11 TDs, 0 INTs & 122.1 rating. In past 2 meetings, has 8 TDs, 0 INTs & 143.8 rating. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with 360+ yards, 4+ TDs & 0 INTs…In last meeting, RBs MARK INGRAM & PIERRE THOMAS each had rush TD. Since 2011, RB DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 137 catches…In last game vs. NYG, TE JIMMY GRAHAM had 2 TDs. Incl. playoffs, has TD catch in 12 of past 16. Since 2010, Graham leads NFC TEs with 27 TDs (incl. playoffs). WR MARQUES COLSTON has 15 catches for 281 yards (93.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 meetings. Has 8 TDs in past 9. WR LANCE MOORE had 2 TDs in last meeting & aims for 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD…In 2 career meetings, S ROMAN HARPER has sack, FF & FR. Since 2006, has 18.5 sacks, most by DB (incl. playoffs). DE CAMERON JORDAN leads team with career-high 7 sacks. Saints have 3 players with 90+ tackles: LB CURTIS LOFTON (101), S MALCOLM JENKINS (94) & Harper (90)…GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING passed for 406 yards, 2 TDs & 101.9 rating in last meeting. In past 8 at home (incl. playoffs), has completed 176 of 279 (63.1 pct.) for 2,316 yards with 17 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 99.1 rating…RB AHMAD BRADSHAW had rush TD in last meeting. Has rush TD in 3 of past 4 at home. Has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 Dec/Jan games…WR VICTOR CRUZ had 9 catches for 157 yards (17.4 avg.) & 2 TDs (72, 4 yards) in last meeting. In past 3 Dec/Jan games, has 14 catches for 446 yards (148.7 per game; 31.9 avg.) & 2 TDs (99 & 74 yards). In 2 career meetings, WR HAKEEM NICKS has 12 catches for 201 yards (100.5 per game) & TD. In past 6 games in Dec/Jan/Feb (incl. playoffs), has 38 catches for 563 yards (93.8 per game) & 5 TDs. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT had career-high 82 yards last week (5 catches, TD)…In past 13 at home, DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL has 10 sacks. S STEVIE BROWN leads NFL with 168 INT return yards, most by Giant since 1963 (DICK LYNCH). Ties for  NFL lead among safeties with 5 INTs. DE JUSTIN TUCK has 3 sacks in past 3 at home.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-8) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-5)

SERIES

 

CARDINALS

SEAHAWKS

SERIES LEADER

15-12

 

STREAKS

6 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Whisenhunt: 7-4

Carroll: 4-2

LAST WEEK

L 7-6 at Jets

W 23-17 (OT) at Bears

LAST GAME

9/9/12: Seahawks 16 at Cardinals 20. Arizona QB Kevin Kolb connects with WR Andre Roberts for 6-yard TD with 4:59 remaining for decisive points.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/25/11: Seahawks 13, Cardinals 10. Seattle QB Tarvaris Jackson scores on 11-yard TD run in 3rd quarter as Seahawks defeat Arizona.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:25 PM PT): Chris Myers, Tim Ryan, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Arz.), 93 (Sea.). XM: 226 (Sea.). 

STATS

PASSING

Lindley (R): 50-103-448-0-5-40.4

Wilson (R): 201-317-2,344-19-8-95.2

RUSHING

Stephens-Howling: 92-313-3.4-4

Lynch: 250-1,138 (2L)-4.6-6

RECEIVING

Fitzgerald: 56-650-11.6-4

Rice: 43-623-14.5-7

OFFENSE

279.1

328.6

TAKE/GIVE

+7

+1

DEFENSE

324.7

313.4 (2C)

SACKS

Washington: 9

Clemons: 8

INTs

Peterson: 5 (T2L)

Sherman: 4

PUNTING

Zastudil: 46.6

Ryan: 46.9

KICKING

Feely: 78 (18/18 PAT; 20/23 FG)

Hauschka: 74 (26/27 PAT; 16/19 FG)

NOTES

CARDINALS: Aim for 3rd win in row vs. Sea…Rookie QB RYAN LINDLEY has started past 2 games…RB BEANIE WELLS has 3 rush TDs in past 3 vs. Sea. RB LA ROD STEPHENS-HOWLING had rush TD in last meeting…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 5 TDs in past 8 vs. Sea. Since 2007 (incl. playoffs), leads NFL with 7,835 yards & 62 rec. TDs. Has 100+ yards in 3 of past 5 in Dec/Jan. WR ANDRE ROBERTS had TD in last meeting. Has 100+ yards or TD in 4 of past 6 in Dec…LB DARYL WASHINGTON has 10 sacks in past 13. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CLAY MATTHEWS) with 14+ sacks, 3+ INTs & 2+ FFs since 2011. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack. S KERRY RHODES had 2 INTs last week. CB PATRICK PETERSON aims for 3rd in row with INT. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 5 sacks in past 3 at Sea. Had 2.5 sacks in last meeting at Sea. Aims for 4th in row at Sea. with sack. Has 9 sacks in his past 12 Dec. games. DT DARNELL DOCKETT has 6.5 sacks in past 8 in Dec/Jan. LB PARIS LENON had 2 sacks in last meeting…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON is 5-0 at home & has completed 69 of 111 (62.2 pct.) for 935 yards with 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 122 rating. Is 1st rookie since merger to start & win each of team’s 1st 5 games at home. In past 4 overall, has completed 72 of 107 (67.3 pct.) for 878 yards with 9 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.4 rating. Aims for 5th in row with 100+ rating…RB MARSHAWN LYNCH has 100+ rush yards in 4 of past 6. In past 6, has 589 yards (98.2 per game) & 4 TDs. Since Nov. 2011, leads NFL with 2,079 rush yards, 285 more than 2nd place (ARIAN FOSTER). Has 85+ rush yards in 18 of past 21. RB-PR-KR LEON WASHINGTON has 8 career KR-TD, tied for most in NFL history. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 31.9 KR avg...WR GOLDEN TATE has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 pass) in past 4. Had career-high 96 rec. yards last week. WR SIDNEY RICE has 6 TDs in past 7 & had GW TD in OT last week…DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 14 sacks in past 19. DE BRUCE IRVIN leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks. Rookie LB BOBBY WAGNER leads team with 100 tackles. Had sack last week.

SUNDAY NIGHT

DETROIT LIONS (4-8) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (8-4)

SERIES

 

LIONS

PACKERS

SERIES LEADER

 

92-65-7

STREAKS

 

21 of past 24

COACHES VS. OPP.

Schwartz: 1-6

McCarthy: 12-1

LAST WEEK

L 35-33 vs. Colts

W 23-14 vs. Vikings

LAST GAME

11/18/12: Packers 24 at Lions 20. Green Bay WR Randall Cobb catches 22-yard TD pass from QB Aaron Rodgers with 1:55 remaining for decisive points.

LAST GAME AT SITE

1/1/12: Packers 45, Lions 41. Green Bay QB Matt Flynn throws for 480 yards & 6 TDs in 2nd career start. WR Jordy Nelson records 162 rec. yards & 3 TDs in win.

BROADCAST

NBC (7:20 PM CT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (Det.), 93 (GB). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (Det.), 226 (GB). 

STATS

PASSING

Stafford: 323-534-3,742 (1L)-16-11-83.1

Rodgers: 279-414-3,124-29 (T2L)-8-105.0 (1L)

RUSHING

Leshoure: 157-591-3.8-7

Green: 109-360-3.3-0

RECEIVING

Johnson: 86 (3C)-1,428 (1L)-16.6-5

Cobb: 64-675-10.5-7

OFFENSE

416.1 (1C)

350.6

TAKE/GIVE

-5

+6

DEFENSE

353.4

349.0

SACKS

Avril: 8.5

Matthews: 9

INTs

Carey, Houston: 2

Hayward (R): 5 (T2L)

PUNTING

Harris: 40.7

Masthay: 43.8

KICKING

Hanson: 106 (3C) (31/31 PAT; 25/28 FG)

Crosby: 78 (33/33 PAT; 15/24 FG)

NOTES

LIONS: In last game at GB, QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 520 yards & 5 TDs. When he has 105+ rating, Lions are 10-0…RB MIKEL LESHOURE has 6 rush TDs in past 5…WR CALVIN JOHNSON is 1st player in NFL history with 4 consecutive games with 140+ rec. yards in single season. Has 125+ rec. yards in 5 games in row, tied for longest streak in NFL history. In past 5, has 45 catches for 790 yards (158 per game) & 4 TDs. In past 2 vs. GB, has 16 catches for 387 yards (193.5 per game) & 2 TDs. Since 2011, has 3,109 rec. yards, most in NFL, & his 111 yards per game avg. during span ranks 1st. Since 2008, has 50 rec. TD, most in NFL. Has 10 rec. TDs in past 8 vs. GB. Since 2010, TE BRANDON PETTIGREW is 3rd among NFL TEs with 211 rec…DE CLIFF AVRIL has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 3. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 19+ sacks (19.5) & 8+ FFs (8) since 2011. DT NICK FAIRLEY had 2 sacks in last meeting…PACKERS: Have won 10 division games in row…QB AARON RODGERS is 7-0 & has 100+ rating in all 7 starts vs. Det. with 15+ att. In those 7, has 18 TDs, 4 INTs & 118.6 rating. Team is 25-0 when he starts & has 115+ rating. Incl. playoffs, has TD in 36 home games in row…WR RANDALL COBB has 6 rec. TDs in past 6. Is only player in NFL with 800+ KR (851), 600+ rec. (675), 200+ PR (242) & 100+ rush (132) yards. WR JAMES JONES leads NFC with 9 rec. TDs. In last home meeting, WR JORDY NELSON had 9 catches for 162 yards & 3 TDs. WR GREG JENNINGS has TD in 2 of past 3 meetings. TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with TD…S M.D. JENNINGS had 72-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Since 2010 (incl. playoffs), CB TRAMON WILLIAMS has NFC-best 15 INTs. LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 5 sacks & INT in 5 meetings. CB CASEY HAYWARD leads rookies with 5 INTs. S MORGAN BURNETT had 2 INTs last week.

MONDAY NIGHT, DECEMBER 10, 2012

HOUSTON TEXANS (11-1) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-3)

SERIES

 

TEXANS

PATRIOTS

SERIES LEADER

 

2-1

STREAKS

 

2-1

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 1-1

Belichick: 2-1

LAST WEEK

W 24-10 at Titans

W 23-16 at Dolphins

LAST GAME

1/3/10: Patriots 27 at Texans 34. Houston overcomes 14-point 4th-quarter deficit as QB Matt Schaub throws TD to WR Jacoby Jones & RB Arian Foster has 2 TD runs in final 5 minutes.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/17/06: Patriots 40, Texans 7. New England RB Kevin Faulk rushes for TD & catches 43-yard TD pass from QB Tom Brady. Patriots CB Ellis Hobbs has 93-yard KR-TD.

BROADCAST

ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (DGR), 92 (Hou.), 93 (NE). XM: 88 (DGR), 225 (Hou.), 226 (NE). 

STATS

PASSING

Schaub: 266-413-3,062-21-9-94.5

Brady: 298-460-3,537 (2C)-25 (2C)-4-102.6 (2C)

RUSHING

Foster: 283-1,102 (1C)-3.9-13 (1L)

Ridley: 225-1,010 (3C)-4.5-9 (T2L)

RECEIVING

A. Johnson: 74-1,114 (T2C)-15.1-3

Welker: 92 (1L)-1,064-11.6-4

OFFENSE

389.6 (3C)

426.3 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

+14 (T2L)

+24 (1L)

DEFENSE

322.6 (3C)

380.8

SACKS

Watt: 15.5 (1C)

Jones (R), Ninkovich: 6

INTs

Jackson: 4 (T2C)

Wilson (R): 4 (T2C)

PUNTING

Do. Jones: 46.7

Mesko: 42.5

KICKING

S. Graham: 103 (T2C) (40/40 PAT; 21/26 FG)

Gostkowski: 122 (1C) (50/50 PAT; 24/30 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:Have most wins in single-season in franchise history (11). Club is 6-0 on road in ’12…In past 16, QB MATT SCHAUB is 15-1 with 26 TDs vs. 10 INTs & 97.4 rating. In 2 career games vs. NE, Schaub has passed 601 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT & 101.5 rating…RB ARIAN FOSTER (1,102) needs 98 rush yards to reach 1,200 for 3rd consecutive season. Has 42 career rush TDs, most by any undrafted player through 4 seasons. Rushed for 119 yards with 2 TDs vs. NE on 1/3/10…WR ANDRE JOHNSON is averaging 172.3 rec. yards per game in past 3 (517 total). Has 5 TD rec. in 5 career games on MNF. Rookie WR LESTAR JEAN posted 1st TD catch of career last week (54 yards). TE OWEN DANIELS has career-best 6 TD rec. in ’12…DE J.J. WATT (15.5) has most sacks in season in Texans history. Rookie LB WHITNEY MERCILUS tied career-high with 2 sacks last week…PATRIOTS: With win, NE can tie Cowboys (1968-72) for 2nd-most consecutive wins (13) in December in NFL history. Average NFL-best in points per game (35.8) & yards per game (426.3)…NE clinched AFC East & QB TOM BRADY became 1st starting QB in NFL history to win 10 division titles. Bradyhas 4-1 career record at home on MNF with 14 TDs vs. 1 INT & 115.5 rating. Has thrown TD pass in 44 consecutive games, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history.In past 6 (all wins), has 15 TDs vs. 1 INT & 108.7 rating. Has 38-5 (.884) record in Dec…RB STEVAN RIDLEY aims for 6th straight game with rush TD. WR WES WELKER posted 16th game of career with 10+ catches & 100+ receiving yards last week, most in NFL history. Posted 17th career game last week with at least 10 catches, tied with HOFer JERRY RICE for most in NFL history…TE AARON HERNANDEZ had season-best in catches (8) & receiving yards (97) last week…LB JEROD MAYO leads club with 118 tackles.


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