WEEK 8 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009

DENVER BRONCOS (6-0) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-3)

SERIES

 

BRONCOS

RAVENS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 3-3

 

STREAKS

Past 2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

McDaniels: 0-0

Harbaugh: 0-0

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 6: W 34-23 at Chargers)

Bye (Wk. 6: L 33-31 at Vikings)

LAST GAME

10/9/06: Ravens 3 at Broncos 13.  Denver defense has 3 INTs as Broncos snap Baltimore’s 4-game win streak.  Broncos QB Jake Plummer throws game’s only TD to WR Rod Smith.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/26/03: Ravens 26, Broncos 6.  Baltimore RB Jamal Lewis rushes for 134 yards, including 28-yard TD.  Ravens K Matt Stover adds 4 FGs (25, 39, 22, 29).

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Dan Dierdorf.  SIRIUS: 126 (Den.), 147 (Bal.).  XM: 103 (Den.). 

STATS

PASSING

Orton: 124-194-1,465-9-1-100.1

Flacco: 145-225-1,674-11-5-93.8

RUSHING

Moreno (R): 99-381-3.8-1

Rice: 73-441-6.0-3

RECEIVING

Marshall: 29-332-11.4-4

Rice (RB): 33-325-9.8-1

OFFENSE

368.7

393.2 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

+7 (2C)

+2

DEFENSE

262.5 (1C)

332.7

SACKS

Dumervil: 10 (1L)

J. Johnson: 4

INTs

6 tied: 1

Landry, Reed: 2

PUNTING

Kern: 46.1

Koch: 45.5

KICKING

Prater: 49 (13/13 PAT; 12/16 FG)

Hauschka: 37 (22/22 PAT; 5/7 FG)

NOTES

BRONCOS: Club aims for 1st 7-0 start since ’98...Club has 15-5 all-time record (.750) after bye week, best in AFC & 3rd-best in NFL behind Eagles (17-4, .810) & Vikings (16-4, .750)...QB KYLE ORTON has 27-12 (.692) record as starter.  Ranks 1st in NFL with 142.1 4th quarter passer rating.  For career, Orton has 16 TDs vs. 2 INT & 99.1 passer rating in Oct...RB KNOWSHON MORENO (1st round, Georgia) leads NFL rookies with 381 rush yards...WR BRANDON MARSHALL has scored 4 TDs in past 4 games.  In last game vs. SD, WR EDDIE ROYAL became 11th player in NFL history with KR-TD (93) & PR-TD (71) in same game...TE TONY SCHEFFLER had career-high 101 receiving yards with TD vs. SD...Club leads NFL in scoring defense (11 points per game).  Club is tied for 1st in AFC & tied for 2nd in NFL with 21 sacks...LB-DE ELVIS DUMERVIL leads NFL with 10 sacks & has 2+ sacks in 4 of past 5 games...RAVENS:  Offense (28.2 points per game) is on pace to set franchise scoring record (24.7 in 2003).  Club 8-5 all-time (.615) after bye week...QB JOE FLACCO has 8-3 career record (.727) as home starter.  Aims for 7th consecutive game with 1 or more passing TDs...RB RAY RICE averages 109 rush yards per game with 20+ att.  In past 3, Rice is averaging 163 total yards per game (489 total – 249 rush, 240 rec.).  Leads NFL in scrimmage yards per game (127.7).  Ranks 3rd in NFL with 6 yards per carry in ’09.  Incl. postseason, RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 9 TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) in past 7.  Has 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.) in ’09, tied for 3rd in NFL...WR DERRICK MASON caught 12-yard TD vs. Min. & has TD rec. in 3 of past 4.  Since ’03, Mason is tied for 2nd in NFL with 554 rec. (TORRY HOLT, 590; CHAD OCHOCINCO, 554)...TE TODD HEAP needs 2 catches to reach 400 career (398)...Since ’02, Pro Bowl S ED REED leads NFL with 45 INTs.  Reed has 12 return TDs, tied for 2nd most among active players (DARREN SHARPER, 13; RONDE BARBER, DEVIN HESTER, 12).  LB RAY LEWIS had 1st sack of ’09 vs. Min. & is only player with 25+ career sacks (34.5) & INTs (28).

 

HOUSTON TEXANS (4-3) AT BUFFALO BILLS (3-4)

SERIES

 

TEXANS

BILLS

SERIES LEADER

 

3-1

STREAKS

 

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kubiak: 0-1

Jauron: 1-0

LAST WEEK

W 24-21 vs. 49ers

W 20-9 at Panthers

LAST GAME

11/19/06: Bills 24 at Texans 21.  Buffalo WR Lee Evans has pair of 83-yard TD catches in 1st quarter & WR Peerless Price’s 15-yard TD catch with 9 seconds left wins game for Bills.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/11/05: Bills 22, Texans 7.  Buffalo defense allows just 120 yards, forces 5 turnovers & registers 5 sacks as Bills win in QB J.P. Losman’s 1st start.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Rich Gannon.  SIRIUS: 154 (Hou.), 129 (Buf.).  XM: 104 (Buf.). 

STATS

PASSING

Schaub: 163-249-2,074 (1L)-16 (1L)-5-104.4 (2C)

Fitzpatrick: 21-47-239-2-1-65.8

RUSHING

Slaton: 109-341-3.1-2

Jackson: 103-417-4.0-0

RECEIVING

Daniels (TE): 39-497-12.7-5 (T1C)

Evans: 21-302-14.4-3

OFFENSE

364.7

273.4

TAKE/GIVE

+3

+2

DEFENSE

344.0

362.9

SACKS

Williams: 3

Schobel: 4

INTs

Wilson: 2

Byrd (R): 5 (1C)

PUNTING

Turk: 41.0

Moorman: 46.5 (3C)

KICKING

K. Brown: 39 (21/21 PAT; 6/9 FG)

Lindell: 47 (11/11 PAT; 12/14 FG)

NOTES

TEXANS:  Won 4 of past 6 road games...In past 6, QB MATT SCHAUB has passed for 250+ yards 5 times & has 16 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 111.8 passer rating.  With 2 TD passes vs. SF, Schaub (16) surpassed career-high of 15 in ’08.  On road in ’09 (3 games), Schaub has completed 88 of 129 passes (68.2 pct.) for 1,120 yards with 10 TDs & 2 INTs & 114.5 passer rating.  Club has 10-3 (.769) record when Schaub has 100+ rating...RB STEVE SLATON had 67 rush yards with TD last week...In 3 career meetings vs. Buf., WR ANDRE JOHNSON averages 16.6 yards per catch (13 rec., 216 yards) with TD.  Leads NFL in rec. yards (634) & has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 (101, 135)...TE OWEN DANIELS aims for 4th consecutive game with 7+ rec. & has totaled 295 receiving yards in past 3.  Daniels (5) needs 1 more TD rec. to surpass career high of 5 in ’06...Rookie LB BRIAN CUSHING (No. 15, USC) leads team & all NFL rookies with 56 tackles.  DE MARIO WILLIAMS aims for 3rd consecutive home game with sack...BILLS:  Won 3 of 4 all-time meetings vs. Hou...QB RYAN FITZPATRICK became 4th straight Bills QB to win 1st start w/club (J.P. LOSMAN, KELLY HOLCOMB & TRENT EDWARDS).  Has thrown TD pass in both games as Bill...RB MARSHAWN LYNCH averages 118 scrimmage yards per game in past 4 at home (472 total – 353 rush, 119 rec.).  RB FRED JACKSON has 264 yards on 59 att. (4.5 avg.) in 3 home games this season, incl. career-high 163 yards vs. TB in home opener on 9/20/09...In only career game vs. Hou. (10/15/06 w/Dal.), WR TERRELL OWENS had 3 TD rec.  Ranks 2nd in NFL with 110 TD rec. since ’00 (RANDY MOSS, 111).  WR LEE EVANS had career highs in catches (11) & rec. yards (265) in last game vs. Hou (11/19/06), incl. 2 83-yard TDs.  Evans has rec. in 80 of past 81 games.  Aims for 3rd in row with TD... Defense tied for 1st in NFL with 13 INTs (Saints)...DE AARON SCHOBEL aims for 3rd game in row w/ 1 or more sacks vs. Hou.  S JAIRUS BYRD (2nd round, Oregon) aims for 4th consecutive game w/INT & leads NFL rookies (2nd in NFL) with 5 INTs.

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-6) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-3)

SERIES

 

BROWNS

BEARS

SERIES LEADER

9-4

 

STREAKS

3 of past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mangini: 0-1

Smith: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 31-3 vs. Packers

L 45-10 at Bengals

LAST GAME

12/9/05: Bears 10 at Browns 20.  Cleveland QB Trent Dilfer throws 2 TD passes to WR Antonio Bryant 38 seconds apart late in 4th quarter to rally from 10-6 deficit.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/4/01: Bears 27, Browns 21 (OT).  For 2nd straight week, Chicago S Mike Brown returns INT for TD (16 yards) in OT as Bears win.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:00 PM CT): Kevin Harlan, Solomon Wilcots.  SIRIUS: 108 (Cle.), 121 (Chi.).  XM: 107 (Chi.). 

STATS

PASSING

D. Anderson: 60-137-605-2-7-40.6

Cutler: 136-209-1,452-11-10-82.9

RUSHING

Lewis: 82-280-3.4-0

Forté: 92-318-3.5-1

RECEIVING

Harrison (RB): 18-111-6.2-0

Hester: 28-373-13.3-3

OFFENSE

225.4

312.2

TAKE/GIVE

-7

-5

DEFENSE

414.9

329.8

SACKS

Wimbley: 4

Ogunleye: 4.5

INTs

Pool: 2

5 tied: 1

PUNTING

Zastudil: 44.6

Maynard: 42.3

KICKING

Cundiff: 22 (4/4 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Gould: 35 (14/14 PAT; 7/8 FG)

NOTES

BROWNS:  Club has won 3 of past 4 vs. Chi w/lone loss coming in OT (27-21 on 11/4/01 at Chi.)...In past 8 vs. NFC, QB DEREK ANDERSON has 10 TDs vs. 5 INTs.  Anderson (6,800) needs 200 passing yards to reach 7,000 for career.  In past 5 road starts in October, Anderson has 3-2 record with 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs...Since ’07, RB JAMAL LEWIS averages 139.5 rush yards per game (837 total) when he has 25+ att. & Browns are 6-0.  RB JEROME HARRISON (235) needs 12 rush yards to surpass career high of 246 in ’08...Rookie WR MOHAMED MASSAQUOI averages 17.6 yards per catch & 12 of 17 receptions (70.6 pct.) have resulted in 1st downs.  Ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 300 receiving yards (MIKE WALLACE, 368; HAKEEM NICKS, 315)...Since ’04, DT SHAUN ROGERS leads NFL with 9 blocked FGs...KR-WR JOSHUA CRIBBS leads NFL in PR avg. (16.4) & PR yards (295).  Since ’06, Cribbs leads NFL w/5 KR-TDs...LB KAMERION WIMBLEY leads team with 4 sacks.  Aims for 3rd straight road game with sack... BEARS:  QB JAY CUTLER passed for career-high 447 yards with 3 TDs, 1 INT & 107.9 passer rating in only start vs. Cle. (11/6/08 with Den.).  When he has 100+ rating, his teams are 13-0...RB MATT FORTÉ is 1 of 2 players in NFL with 1,500+ rush yards (1,556) & 600+ rec. yards (631) since 2008...WR-KR JOHNNY KNOX is tied for NFL rookie lead with 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 KR).  Ranks 3rd in NFL with 29.0 KR avg.  TE GREG OLSEN has TD in 3 of past 4.  WR-PR-KR DEVIN HESTER has 20 career TDs (8 rec., 7 PR, 5 KR), incl. playoffs.  Had 8 catches for 101 yards & TD last week, 1st 100-yard game of career...LB LANCE BRIGGS had sack in last game vs. Cle.  DE ADEWALE OGUNLEYE has 64.5 sacks since 2002, tied for 8th most in NFL.  Team has won 12 of past 15 when DT TOMMIE HARRIS has sack.  Had sack in last meeting.  Team is 15-5 (.750) when CB CHARLES TILLMAN has INT.  Had INT in last meeting.  Has INT & 3 FFs in past 4 vs. AFC.  Team has won 20 of past 23 when DE ALEX BROWN starts & has 0.5+ sack.

 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-4) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (4-2)

SERIES

 

SEAHAWKS

COWBOYS

SERIES LEADER

 

7-4

STREAKS

3 of past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Mora: 0-1

Phillips: 6-1

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 6: L 27-3 vs. Cardinals)

W 37-21 vs. Falcons

LAST GAME

11/27/08: Seahawks 9 at Cowboys 34.  Dallas QB Tony Romo throws for 331 yards & 3 TDs moving to 3-0 in his career on Thanksgiving.  Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware adds 3 sacks.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/27/08

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Dick Stockton, Charles Davis, Nischelle Turner (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 157 (Sea.), 91 (Dal.).  XM: 106 (Dal.). 

STATS

PASSING

Hasselbeck: 63-113-729-7-3-85.0

Romo: 117-194-1,652-9-4-94.7

RUSHING

J. Jones: 74-290-3.9-1

Barber: 72-344-4.8-3

RECEIVING

Burleson: 32-398-12.4-3

Witten (TE): 33 (T3C)-312-9.5-1

OFFENSE

310.2

419.3 (2L)

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-2

DEFENSE

319.7

347.8

SACKS

Jackson, Kerney: 4

Ware: 4

INTs

3 tied: 1

Jenkins: 2

PUNTING

Ryan: 49.9 (1C)

McBriar: 46.3

KICKING

Mare: 40 (13/13 PAT; 9/11 FG)

Folk: 49 (16/16 PAT; 11/13 FG)

NOTES

SEAHAWKS:  QB MATT HASSELBECK passed for 414 yards in 12/6/05 meeting, 1 of 3 400-yard games in career.  In starts with 10+ att. & 90+ rating, his teams are 38-12 (.760)...RB JULIUS JONES was 2nd round draft pick by Cowboys & spent 4 seasons with Dal. (2004-07).  RB EDGERRIN JAMES is NFL’s active rushing leader (12,229)...WR T.J. HOUSHMANDZADEH ranks 2nd in NFL with 325 rec. since 2006.  Had 7 catches for 85 yards & 2 TDs in last game vs. Dal (10/5/08 w/ Cin.).  TE JOHN CARLSON had 6 catches for career-high 105 yards in last meeting.  WR NATE BURLESON has 9 rec. TDs in past 12.  When WR DEION BRANCH has TD catch (incl. playoffs), his teams are 19-6 (.760)...DE PATRICK KERNEY had 2 sacks in last game.  Has 4 sacks in past 4.  DE LAWRENCE JACKSON has 4 sacks in past 6.  S JORDAN BABINEAUX had INT in last game.  P JON RYAN had 42-yard pass in last game, longest of career.  Has completed both pass att. in career...COWBOYS:  QB TONY ROMO has won 11 Nov. starts in row.  Has 3,078 yards, 31 TDs & 120.4 rating in those 11.  Has 3+ TD passes in 7 of past 11 in Nov.  In last meeting, had 331 yards with 3 TDs for 113.7 rating.  Posted 141.6 rating last week with 311 yards & 3 TDs.  Team is 22-3 (.880) when he starts & has 100+ rating...RB MARION BARBER had rush TD in last meeting.  Has 34 rush TDs since 2006, most in NFC & 3rd in NFL.  RB-KR FELIX JONES has 5 career TDs (4 rush, 1 KR) & averages 41.8 yards per TD...WR MILES AUSTIN has 16 catches for 421 yards (210.5 per game) & 4 TDs in past 2.  Is 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 400+ yards & 4+ TDs in 2-game span.  WR-PR PATRICK CRAYTON had rec. TD & 73-yard PR-TD last week.  Since 2004, TE JASON WITTEN has 427 receptions, 2nd most among TEs.  Had 9 catches for 115 yards & TD in last meeting...LB DE MARCUS WARE had 3 sacks in last meeting, tied for career high.  Has 38 sacks since 2007, most in NFL.  Team has won 8 in row when CB TERENCE NEWMAN has INT.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with INT.  Has 2 INTs & 2 FFs in past 3 meetings.  LB BRADIE JAMES had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. Sea. with sack (3 sacks in past 2). 

 

ST. LOUIS RAMS (0-7) AT DETROIT LIONS (1-5)

SERIES

 

RAMS

LIONS

SERIES LEADER

41-37-1

 

STREAKS

 

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Spagnuolo: 0-0

Schwartz: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 42-6 vs. Colts

Bye (Wk. 6: L 26-0 at Packers)

LAST GAME

10/1/06: Lions 34 at Rams 41.  St. Louis QB Marc Bulger’s 5-yard TD pass to WR Isaac Bruce, along with pair’s ensuing 2-point conversion with 1:56 to play, lifts Rams past Detroit.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/28/03: Lions 30, Rams 20.  Detroit QB Joey Harrington passes for 238 yards & 3 TDs while Lions defense holds St. Louis to 194 total yards.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Ron Pitts, John Lynch.  SIRIUS: 155 (StL.), 130 (Det.).  XM: 109 (Det.). 

STATS

PASSING

Bulger: 78-135-780-3-3-72.5

Stafford (R): 79-139-894-3-6-65.5  OR

Culpepper: 35-62-384-1-2-66.9

RUSHING

Jackson: 143-635 (2C)-4.4-0

K. Smith: 109-348-3.2-3

RECEIVING

Avery: 21-271-12.9-2

C. Johnson: 22-325-14.8-1

OFFENSE

277.0

293.2

TAKE/GIVE

-7

-4

DEFENSE

385.4

370.8

SACKS

Little: 4

Peterson: 3.5

INTs

Laurinaitis (R): 2

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

D. Jones: 46.2

N. Harris: 41.1

KICKING

Jo. Brown: 24 (6/6 PAT; 6/9 FG)

Hanson: 37 (10/10 PAT; 9/10 FG)

NOTES

RAMS:  QB MARC BULGER completed 26 of 42 (61.9 pct.) for 328 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110 rating in last start vs. Det. (10/1/06).  Rams have won 11 of 15 when Bulger starts & has 110+ rating...RB STEVEN JACKSON rushed for 134 yards last week.  In last meeting, rushed for 81 yards with 1 TD & had 6 receptions for 65 yards (146 scrimmage yards).  Has averaged 124.1 scrimmage yards per game since 2006, tops in NFL...WR DONNIE AVERY has TD in 2 of past 3.  Had 50-yard reception last week.  In past 4, all 11 of Avery’s catches have resulted in TD or 1st down.  WR-KR-PR DANNY AMENDOLA tied career high with 5 receptions last week & had career-best 231 all-purpose yards (176 KR, 39 rec., 16 PR).  WR KEENAN BURTON has catch in 15 consecutive games...S OSHIOMOGHO ATOGWE has 7 FF & 4 INT in past 11 Nov. games.  Has 14 INTs since 2007, tied for 3rd in NFL.  Had INT in last meeting.  DE LEONARD LITTLE has 84.5 sacks since 2000, 3rd most among active players.  Has 4 sacks in 3 meetings.   Rookie LB JAMES LAURINAITIS has INT in 2 of past 3...LIONS:  Rookie QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has TD pass in 3 consecutive games.  Aims for 3rd in row with 85+ passer rating.  QB DAUNTE CULPEPPER has completed 54 of 80 (67.5 pct.) for 551 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 98.5 rating in 2 starts vs. StL...RB KEVIN SMITH has 515 scrimmage yards (103 per game) in past 5 homes games...WR CALVIN JOHNSON has 5 receiving TDs in past 7 Nov. games.  Since 2008, ties for 3rd in NFL with 13 TD catches.  Has 7 career 100-yard games...WR DENNIS NORTHCUTT has 11 receptions in past 2 games.  Has led team in catches in each of past 2...DE CLIFF AVRIL aims for 4th in row with 0.5+ sack.  LB JULIAN PETERSON had 2.5 sacks in last game & has 3.5 sacks in past 2.  Has 9.5 sacks in past 11 games vs. StL.  Peterson’s teams have won 8 in row vs. StL.  Rookie LB DE ANDRE LEVY had INT & FR in last game.  CB PHILIP BUCHANON had INT in last game vs. StL (9/23/07 with TB)...K JASON HANSON has 1,784 points & needs 16 to reach 1,800.

 

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-0)

SERIES

 

49ERS

COLTS

SERIES LEADER

 

23-18

STREAKS

7 of past 9

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Singletary: 0-0

Caldwell: 0-0

LAST WEEK

L 24-21 at Texans

W 42-6 at Rams

LAST GAME

10/9/05: Colts 28 at 49ers 3.  Indianapolis defense has 5 sacks & 4 INTs, including 24-yard INT-TD by LB Cato June, as San Francisco QB Alex Smith makes 1st NFL start. 

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/25/01: 49ers 40, Colts 21.  San Francisco QB Jeff Garcia passes for 2 TDs & RB Garrison Hearst rushes for 2 more to give 49ers 4th consecutive win.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Tim Ryan, Laura Okmin (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Kugler, Mark Malone.  SIRIUS: 156 (SF), 125 (Ind.).  XM: 102 (Ind.). 

STATS

PASSING

A. Smith: 15-22-206-3-1-118.6

Manning 156-215-1,880-15 (T2L)-4-114.5 (1L)

RUSHING

Gore: 52-273-5.3-3

Addai: 82-274-3.3-4

RECEIVING

V. Davis: (TE): 29-355-12.2-6 (1L)

Wayne: 39-542-13.9-5 (T1C)

OFFENSE

272.0

402.5 (2C)

TAKE/GIVE

+3

+4 (3C)

DEFENSE

324.8

291.7

SACKS

Willis: 2.5

Freeney: 7

INTs

Willis: 2

Bethea: 2

PUNTING

Lee: 47.6 (3C)

McAfee (R): 44.5

KICKING

Nedney: 37 (16/16 PAT; 7/9 FG)

Stover: 6 (6/6 PAT; 0/0 FG)

NOTES

49ERS:  QB ALEX SMITH passed for 206 yards, 3 TDs & 118.6 rating in relief last week.  In starts with 95+ rating, Smith’s teams are 5-0.  Made 1st career start vs. Ind. (10/9/05)...RB FRANK GORE has 4,106 rush yards since start of 2006, 2nd most in NFC & 4th most in NFL.  Is 1 of 4 players with 5,000+ scrimmage yards (5,472) since 2006...TE VERNON DAVIS had career-high 3 TDs last week, most by 49ers TE.  Leads NFL with 6 rec. TDs.  Rookie WR MICHAEL CRABTREE made NFL debut last week & had 5 catches for 56 yards.  WR ISAAC BRUCE ranks 2nd in career rec. yards (15,134), 5th in receptions (1,018) & 9th in TD catches (91).  In only game at Ind. (10/1/95 with StL), Bruce had 8 catches for 181 yards (22.6 avg.) & 2 TDs.  Made 200th career start last week...LB PATRICK WILLIS has 2.5 sacks, 23-yard INT-TD & 2 FFs in past 3.  Is only player in NFL to lead team in both sacks (2.5) & INTs (2).  CB NATE CLEMENTS has 30 INTs, tied for 5th most by CB in NFL since 2001.  LB MANNY LAWSON had sack last week.  S DASHON GOLDSON had FF & FR last week...COLTS:  Dating back to ’08, Colts have franchise-record 15 consecutive regular-season wins, longest current streak in NFL...QB PEYTON MANNING is 31-16 (.660) vs. NFC & has 108 TDs vs. 43 INTs & 102.1 passer rating.  Manning (3,995) needs 5 completions to become 4th player in history with 4,000.  Since ’04, Colts are 49-7 (.875) when Manning has 2+ TDs & 22-6 (.786) when has 300+ passing yards...RB JOSEPH ADDAI has 11 rush TDs in past 9 against NFC.  Aims for 4th game in row with rush TD...WR REGGIE WAYNE aims for 5th consecutive game with TD catch.  Rookie WR AUSTIN COLLIE (Round 4, BYU) has 4 TD rec. in past 3 & aims for 4th in row with TD...Since ’07, TE DALLAS CLARK leads NFL TEs w/20 TD rec...Since ’02, DE DWIGHT FREENEY ranks 2nd in NFL with 77.5 sacks (JASON TAYLOR, 86.5).  Dating back to 12/18/08, Freeney aims for 8th consecutive game with 1 or more sacks...DE ROBERT MATHIS had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting vs. SF.  Has 4.5 sacks in past 5 games.

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-4) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-3)

SERIES

 

DOLPHINS

JETS

SERIES LEADER

 

46-40-1

STREAKS

Past 2

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Sparano: 2-1

Ryan: 0-1

LAST WEEK

L 46-34 vs. Saints

W 38-0 at Raiders

LAST GAME

10/12/09: Jets 27 at Dolphins 31.  Miami RB Ronnie Brown scores 2 rush TDs, including game-winning 2-yarder with 6 seconds remaining in game featuring 5 4th-quarter lead changes.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/28/08: Dolphins 24, Jets 17.  Miami QB Chad Pennington passes for 200 yards & 2 TDs as Dolphins win for 9th time in 10 games & clinch AFC East title.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms.  SIRIUS: 122 (Mia.), 153 (NYJ).  XM: 108 (NYJ).

STATS

PASSING

Henne: 62-103-659-3-3-76.5

Sanchez (R): 94-178-1,178-6-10-61.5

RUSHING

Brown: 109-491-4.5-7 (T3L)

Jones: 122-602 (2C)-4.9-7 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Bess: 26-188-7.2-0

Cotchery: 24-360-15.0-1

OFFENSE

339.0

337.0

TAKE/GIVE

-2

0

DEFENSE

320.2

297.6

SACKS

Taylor: 5.5

Pace: 3

INTs

4 tied: 1

Revis: 2

PUNTING

Fields: 45.0

Weatherford: 42.6

KICKING

Carpenter: 44 (17/17 PAT; 9/10 FG)

Feely: 50 (3C) (17/17 PAT; 11/13 FG)

NOTES

GAME FEATURES top 2 rushing teams in NFL – No. 1 Jets (184.9 yards per game) & No. 2 Dolphins (170.3)... DOLPHINS:  Club has won 6 of past 7 vs. AFC East...In only career start vs. NYJ (10/12/09), QB CHAD HENNE completed 20 of 26 passes (76.9 pct.) for 241 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.4 passer rating.  Will make 1st career road start...In 8 career games vs. NYJ, RB RONNIE BROWN averages 96.3 scrimmage yards (583 rush, 187 rec., 770 total) with 3 100-yard rush games (127, 110, 112) & 6 total TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.).  Has scored 7 TDs in past 5 & aims for 4th game in row with TD.  RB RICKY WILLIAMS matched career high w/3 rush TDs vs. NO.  Brown (7) & Williams (5) are only teammates with 5+ rush TDs in ’09...WR DAVONE BESS leads AFC & is tied for 2nd in NFL with 13 3rd-down rec.  Rookie WR BRIAN HARTLINE (Round 4, Ohio St.) had 3 rec. for 94 yards (31.3 avg.) vs. NO, all career highs...DE JASON TAYLOR leads active players with 126 sacks.  Has 16.5 sacks against Jets (most vs. any team)...With 1.5 sacks vs. NO, S YEREMIAH BELL (7.5) surpassed LIFFORT HOBLEY (6) for most sacks by DB in club history...JETS:  Club rushed for 316 yards vs. Oak. & became 1st team in 75 years w/316+ rush yards in consecutive games (Detroit, 1934)...Rookie QB MARK SANCHEZ had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) & 114.0 passer rating vs. Oak.  Club is 4-1 when Sanchez throws 1 or more TD passes...RB THOMAS JONES scored rush TD in 3 of past 4 vs. Mia. (4 total), incl. 2 in last meeting.  For career, Jones averages 105.3 rush yards per game when he has 20+ att.  Aims for 5th consecutive game w/1 or more rush TDs.  Last week vs. Oak., rookie RB SHONN GREENE (Round 3, Iowa) had career highs in att. (19) & rush yards (144) & scored 1st 2 career TDs...In 3 career games vs. Mia., WR BRAYLON EDWARDS averages 13.8 yards per catch (16 rec., 221 yards) & has 4 TD receptions, incl. 3-yard TD vs. Mia. in Jets debut on 10/12/09.  Has 7 1st downs out of 9 receptions since joining Jets...TE DUSTIN KELLER averages 14.2 yards per catch in ’09...LB CALVIN PACE had career-highs in sacks (3) & FF (2) vs. Oak...Since ’01, Jets lead NFL with 11 KR-TDs.

 

NEW YORK GIANTS (5-2) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-2)

SERIES

 

GIANTS

EAGLES

SERIES LEADER

79-67-2

 

STREAKS

3 of past 4

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Coughlin: 8-6

Reid: 11-12

LAST WEEK

L 24-17 vs. Cardinals

W 27-17 at Redskins

LAST GAME

12/7/08: Eagles 20 at Giants 14.  Philadelphia RB Brian Westbrook totals 203 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs (131 rushing & 1 TD, 72 receiving & 1 TD), but Giants still clinch NFC East.

LAST GAME AT SITE

11/9/08: Giants 36, Eagles 31.  New York RB Brandon Jacobs runs for 126 yards & 2 2nd-half TDs & QB Eli Manning throws 2 TD passes, including 1 to TE Kevin Boss.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 127 (NYG), 123 (Phi.).  XM: 105 (Phi.).

STATS

PASSING

Manning: 120-203-1,633-12 (T2C)-6-92.3

McNabb: 63-110-768-6-1-93.3

RUSHING

Jacobs: 120-464-3.9-2

McCoy (R): 59-212-3.6-1

RECEIVING

Smith: 45 (1C)-594 (1C)-13.2-4

Celek (TE): 33 (T3C)-386-11.7-2

OFFENSE

391.3 (3C)

336.7

TAKE/GIVE

+2

+11 (1L)

DEFENSE

262.0 (1L)

287.0

SACKS

Tuck: 3.5

T. Cole: 6.5 (T2C)

INTs

Thomas: 2

Samuel: 4 (T3L)

PUNTING

Feagles: 40.1

Rocca: 41.9

KICKING

Tynes: 69 (1L) (21/21 PAT; 16/19 FG)

Akers: 51 (18/18 PAT; 11/14 FG)

NOTES

GIANTS:  QB ELI MANNING has won 4 starts in row at Phi.  Team is 20-5 (.800) in his starts with 90+ rating (incl. playoffs).  Has won 6 of past 8 division starts...RB BRANDON JACOBS (464 yards) & RB AHMAD BRADSHAW (455) & only teammates with 450+ rush yards each.  Jacobs rushed for 126 yards & 2 TDs in last game at Phi.  When he has 100+ rush yards, team is 8-1.  Bradshaw ranks 2nd in NFL with 5.7 avg. (min 450 rush yards).  WR STEVE SMITH leads NFC & is 2nd in NFL with 45 receptions.  Tops NFC with 594 yards.  WR MARIO MANNINGHAM has TD in 4 of 7 games.  Rookie WR HAKEEM NICKS aims for 5th in row with TD.  TE KEVIN BOSS had 6 catches for 69 yards & TD in last game at Phi...When DE JUSTIN TUCK has sack (incl. playoffs), team is 15-3 (.833).  Have won 10 in row when Tuck has 1+ sack (incl. SB XLII).  CB KEVIN DOCKERY had INT in Div. playoff vs. Phi.  In last meeting, Dockery had 71-yard blocked FG TD.  DE OSI UMENYIORA has 9.5 sacks in past 5 vs. Phi., incl. career-high 6 (9/30/07)...EAGLES:  QB DONOVAN MC NABB has won 9 of past 13 starts vs. NYG (incl. playoffs).  Reached 30,000 yards (30,088) & 200 TDs (200) last week.  In starts (min. 10+ att.) with 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 41-1 (.976)...RB BRIAN WESTBROOK has 1,196 scrimmage yards (132.9 per game) & 11 TDs (6 rush, 5 rec.) in past 9 meetings.  Only active player with 25+ rush (37) & rec. (29) TDs...WR-PR DE SEAN JACKSON had 67-yard rush TD & 57-yard rec. TD last week to become 2nd Eagle with 50+ rush & rec. TD in game (BOSH PRITCHARD, 1949).  Has 5 TDs this year (3 rec., 1 PR, 1 rush), all 50+ yards.  TE BRENT CELEK leads NFC TEs with 386 yards.  Had TD in Div. playoff...Defense has held NYG QB Manning to fewer than 200 yards in 5 of past 6 (incl. playoffs).  LB WILL WITHERSPOON had INT-TD, sack & FF in Phi. debut last week.  DE TRENT COLE had 2 sacks last week & has 0.5+ sacks in all 6 games.  Since 2005, CB ASANTE SAMUEL leads NFL with 27 INTs.  When he has INT, his teams are 22-2 (.917).  S QUINTIN MIKELL had INT in Div. playoff.

 

OAKLAND RAIDERS (2-5) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (3-3)

SERIES

 

RAIDERS

CHARGERS

SERIES LEADER

54-43-2

 

STREAKS

 

Past 12

COACHES VS. OPP.

Cable: 0-2

Turner: 6-1

LAST WEEK

L 38-0 vs. Jets

W 37-7 at Chiefs

LAST GAME

9/14/09: Chargers 24 at Raiders 20.  San Diego RB-PR-KR Darren Sproles has 246 total yards (23 rush, 43 rec., 170 KR, 10 PR) & game-winning 5-yard TD run with 18 seconds left.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/4/08: Chargers 34, Raiders 7.  San Diego QB Philip Rivers throws 3 TDs, incl. 2 to RB Darren Sproles, as Chargers snap 3-game losing streak.

BROADCAST

CBS (1:05 PM PT): Dick Enberg, Dan Fouts.  SIRIUS: 127(Oak.), 121(SD).  XM: 107(SD).

STATS

PASSING

J. Russell: 74-160-891-2-8-47.2

Rivers: 126-213-1,787-10-3-96.1

RUSHING

Bush: 56-204-3.6-2

Tomlinson: 61-211-3.5-1

RECEIVING

Z. Miller (TE): 23-369-16.0-1

Gates (TE): 34-474-13.9-2

OFFENSE

220.9

351.8

TAKE/GIVE

-10

+3

DEFENSE

377.1

332.3

SACKS

Ellis, Seymour: 4

English (R), Phillips: 2

INTs

Huff: 3 (T2C)

Cason: 2

PUNTING

Lechler: 52.2 (1L)

Scifres: 48.3 (2C)

KICKING

Janikowski: 32 (5/5 PAT; 9/9 FG)

Kaeding: 59 (2C) (17/17 PAT; 14/17 FG)

NOTES

AFL 50th Anniversary Season:  Game features 2 of 8 original AFL teams...RAIDERS:  QB JA MARCUS RUSSELL has passed for 200+ yards with TD pass in each of 3 career home starts vs. SD, incl. career-high 277 yards on 9/28/08... In 9/14/09 meeting, RB MICHAEL BUSH started 1st NFL game, rushing for 55 yards on 12 att. (4.6 avg.) with TD.  RB JUSTIN FARGAS led team in rushing (67 yards vs. NYJ) for 2nd straight week...Rookie WR LOUIS MURPHY (4th round, Florida) averages 14.5 yards per catch (16 receptions, 232 yards).  Had career-high 87 rec. yards & scored TD vs. SD in 9/14/09 meeting (also NFL debut)...Since ’07, TE ZACH MILLER leads team in receptions (123) & receiving yards (1,591).  Leads NFL TEs w/16.0 yards-per-catch avg. in ’09 (min. 5 rec.).  11 of 23 Miller’s catches this year have resulted in 1st downs (47.8 pct.)...Defense has 10 sacks in past 4...DE RICHARD SEYMOUR (43) & DE GREG ELLIS (81) have totaled 124 career sacks...LB KIRK MORRISON leads team with 67 tackles.  P SHANE LECHLER (52.2) is on pace to set NFL record for punt avg. in season (Pro Football HOFer SAMMY BAUGH, 51.4 avg. in 1940)...CHARGERS:  Club aims for 13th consecutive win against Raiders...For career, QB PHILIP RIVERS has 7-0 record vs. Oak., completing 97 of 169 passes (57.4 pct.) for 1,178 yards with 8 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 82.4 passer rating.  Has 7 passing TDs in past 3...For career, RB LA DAINIAN TOMLINSON averages 115.4 rush yards per game vs. Oak. (1,961 total in 17 games) & has 9 100-yard games vs. Raiders.  RB DARREN SPROLES had 99 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 58 rec.) last week, incl. 58-yard TD rec...Since ’02, TE ANTONIO GATES leads NFL TEs with 53 TD rec...WR VINCENT JACKSON has 120+ rec. yards in 3 of past 5, incl. 142 last week vs. KC.  For career, WR CHRIS CHAMBERS averages 17.6 yards per catch vs. Oak. (22 rec., 387 yards)...LB SHAWNE MERRIMAN has 6.5 sacks in past 4 vs. Oak...LB SHAUN PHILLIPS has 9.5 career sack against Oak. (most vs. any opponent)...Last week vs. KC, S STEVE GREGORY recorded 1st career INT.

 

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (3-3) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (0-6)

SERIES

 

JAGUARS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

 

16-13

STREAKS

 

4 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Del Rio: 6-7

Fisher: 16-13

LAST WEEK

Bye (Wk. 6: W 23-20 (OT) vs. Rams)

Bye (Wk. 6: L 59-0 at Patriots)

LAST GAME

10/4/09: Titans 17 at Jaguars 37.  Jacksonville QB David Garrard passes for 323 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Mike Sims-Walker (9, 15), as Jaguars improve to 2-2.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/7/08: Titans 17, Jaguars 10.  Tennessee defense limits Jacksonville to 189 total net yards & forces 3 turnovers.  Titans rookie RB Chris Johnson runs for 93 yards in NFL debut.

BROADCAST

CBS (3:05 PM CT): Gus Johnson, Steve Tasker.  SIRIUS: 126 (Jax.).  XM: 103 (Jax.). 

STATS

PASSING

Garrard: 130-212-1,464-5-3-83.9

Collins: 108-197-1,071-5-8-62.0 OR

Young (’08): 22-36-219-1-2-64.5

RUSHING

Jones-Drew: 108-463-4.3-8 (T1L)

Johnson: 95-596 (3C)-6.3-2

RECEIVING

Sims-Walker: 28-398-14.2-3

Britt (R): 19-289-15.2-0

OFFENSE

355.3

310.8

TAKE/GIVE

0

-10

DEFENSE

360.8

405.7

SACKS

5 tied: 1

J. Jones: 3

INTs

D. Cox (R), Mathis: 2

4 tied: 1

PUNTING

Podlesh: 40.9

Hodges: 39.5

KICKING

Scobee: 36 (12/12 PAT; 8/12 FG)

Bironas: 28 (7/7 PAT; 7/9 FG)

NOTES

JAGUARS:  Since ’06, team is 18-4 (.818) when gaining 150+ rush yards ... In last meeting vs. Ten., QB DAVID GARRARD completed 27 of 37 passes (73.0 pct.) for 323 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.3 passer rating.  Club is 12-4 (.750) when Garrard has 2+ TD passes.  Leads AFC & ranks 2nd among NFL QBs with 140 rush yards (JOSH JOHNSON, 148)...RB MAURICE JONES-DREW has 48 TDs (42 rush, 4 rec., 2 KR) in 52 career games.  Jones-Drew has 7 rush TDs in past 4...With 101 rec. yards vs. St.L., WR TORRY HOLT (13,067) became 3rd-fastest to reach 13,000 career rec. yards in NFL history (164 games).  WR MIKE SIMS-WALKER aims for 5th game in row with 6+ catches & is averaging 99.5 yards per game in past 4 (398 total).  Had 91 rec. yards & career-high 2 TDs in last mtg...TE MARCEDES LEWIS needs 1 TD to surpass career high (2 in ’07 & ’08)...CB RASHEAN MATHIS leads franchise with 27 career INTs.  CB DEREK COX (3rd round, William & Mary) is tied for 2nd among NFL rookies with 2 INTs...TITANS:  Club has 12-8 record (.600) after bye week...In 5 Nov. starts w/Ten., QB KERRY COLLINS has 4-1 record & completed 93 of 158 passes (58.9 pct.) for 1,069 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 89.3 passer rating.  Dating back to 12/2/07, QB VINCE YOUNG has won 5 of past 6 starts & has 18-11 career record (.621).  Young (979) needs 21 rush yards to reach 1,000 for career...RB CHRIS JOHNSON ranks 2nd in NFL in yards per carry with 6.3 avg. (CORRELL BUCKHALTER, 6.7) & scrimmage yards per game with 120.3 (RAY RICE, 127.7).  Has 5 TDs in past 4 at home (4 rush, 1 rec.)...For career, WR NATE WASHINGTON averages 15.2 yards per catch.  WR KENNY BRITT (No. 30, Rutgers) is 4th among NFL rookies in rec. yards (289).  Posted 1st career 100-yd rec. game (105) in only game vs. Jax...LB KEITH BULLUCK aims for 120th consecutive start (longest streak of any active Titan).  Since ’02, Bulluck ranks 2nd in NFL among active LBs with 14 INTs (RAY LEWIS, 16).  DT JASON JONES leads team with 3 sacks, including 2 vs. NE.

 

CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-4) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-2)

SERIES

 

PANTHERS

CARDINALS

SERIES LEADER

6-2

 

STREAKS

Past 5

 

COACHES VS. OPP.

Fox: 5-2

Whisenhunt: 1-2

LAST WEEK

L 20-9 vs. Bills

W 24-17 at Giants

LAST GAME

10/26/08: Cardinals 23 at Panthers 27.  Carolina QB Jake Delhomme throws for 248 yards & 2 TDs, both to WR Steve Smith, including go-ahead 65-yard score at end of 3rd quarter.

LAST GAME AT SITE

10/14/07: Panthers 25, Cardinals 10.  Carolina scores 16 unanswered points in final 5:40 of 4th quarter.  Panthers QB Vinny Testaverde throws TD in NFL-record 21st straight season.

BROADCAST

FOX (2:15 PM MT): Chris Myers, Brian Billick, Jaime Maggio (Field reporter).  Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Dan Reeves.  SIRIUS: 91 (Car.), 122 (Arz.).  XM: 108 (Arz.). 

STATS

PASSING

Delhomme: 106-177-1,172-4-13-56.5

Warner: 158-237-1,672-9-6-89.1

RUSHING

D. Williams: 105-461-4.4-5 (3C)

B. Wells (R): 49-191-3.9-1

RECEIVING

S. Smith: 27-358-13.3-0

Fitzgerald: 41 (2C)-443-10.8-5 (T2L)

OFFENSE

312.5

329.5

TAKE/GIVE

-14

0

DEFENSE

282.8 (3C)

325.2

SACKS

Peppers: 6

Berry, Campbell: 3

INTs

3 tied: 1

Rodgers-Cromartie, Rolle: 3

PUNTING

Baker: 46.8

Graham: 47.8 (2C)

KICKING

Kasay: 22 (10/10 PAT; 4/7 FG)

Rackers: 40 (16/16 PAT; 8/9 FG)

NOTES

REMATCH of 2008 Div. playoff...PANTHERS:  QB JAKE DELHOMME is 4-0 in reg. season vs. Arz.  Had 122.3 rating in last meeting.  In career as starter (incl. playoffs), when Delhomme has 110+ rating, team is 17-1 (.944)...RB DE ANGELO WILLIAMS has rushed for 433 yards (108.3 per game) & 8 TDs in past 4 in Nov.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. Arz. with 100+ yards & 1+ TD.  Has 23 rush TDs in past 18.  Team is 9-0 when he rushes for 110+ yards.  RB JONATHAN STEWART had TD run in Div. playoff.  When he has 14+ att., team is 9-0...WR STEVE SMITH has 34 catches for 514 yards (102.8 per game) & 6 TDs in past 5 meetings (incl. playoffs).  Aims for 5th in row vs. Arz. with TD (incl. playoffs).  Since 2005, averages 84.8 rec. yards per game, 2nd most in NFL (min. 50 games).  WR MUHSIN MUHAMMAD is 1 of 6 active players with 11,000 rec. yards (11,076)...DE JULIUS PEPPERS has 20.5 sacks in past 20, incl. 5 in past 3.  DE CHARLES JOHNSON had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting.  LB JON BEASON aims for 3rd in row vs. Arz. with INT (incl. playoffs)...CARDINALS:  QB KURT WARNER passed for 381 yards in last meeting.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with 2+ TDs (incl. playoff).  In starts (incl. playoffs) with 100+ rating (min. 15 att.), his teams are 40-4 (.909)...RB TIM HIGHTOWER leads NFC RBs with 31 receptions.  Rookie RB BEANIE WELLS scored 1st career TD last week...WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 37 catches for 606 yards (121.2 per game) & 3 TDs in 5 meetings (incl. playoffs).  WR ANQUAN BOLDIN aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with TD (3 TDs).  Had 10 catches for 162 yards & TD in last home meeting.  WR STEVE BREASTON had 9 catches for 91 yards in last game vs. Car...Defense forced 6 turnovers in Div. playoff, incl. 5 INTs.  S ADRIAN WILSON is 1 of 2 active S with 19+ INTs (19) & 19+ sacks (19).  CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had INT in playoff & has 9 INTs (2 TDs) in past 17 (incl. playoffs).  In past 7 Nov. games, S ANTREL ROLLE has 4 INTs, incl. 3 INT-TDs.  LB KARLOS DANSBY had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. 

 

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-1) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (4-2)

SERIES

 

VIKINGS

PACKERS

SERIES LEADER

 

49-46-1

STREAKS

 

9 of past 12

COACHES VS. OPP.

Childress: 2-5

McCarthy: 5-2

LAST WEEK

L 27-17 at Steelers

W 31-3 at Browns

LAST GAME

10/5/09: Packers 23 at Vikings 30.  Minnesota QB Brett Favre makes 1st start against Packers throwing for 271 yards & 3 TDs, becoming 1st QB to defeat all 32 NFL teams.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/9/08: Packers 24, Vikings 19.  Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers throws for 178 yards & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 run) & RB Ryan Grant has 92 rush yards on 2008 NFL Kickoff Weekend.

BROADCAST

FOX (4:15 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 125 (Min.), 123 (GB).  XM: 105 (GB).

STATS

PASSING

Favre: 157-229-1,681 (3C)-12 (T2C)-3-102.2 (3C)

Rodgers: 121-184-1,702 (1C)-11-2-110.8 (1C)

RUSHING

Peterson: 138-687 (1C)-5.0-8 (T1L)

Grant: 118-495 (3C)-4.2-3

RECEIVING

Rice: 33 (T3C)-545 (2C)-16.5-2

Driver: 27-479-17.7-3

OFFENSE

353.6

376.3

TAKE/GIVE

+7

+10 (2L)

DEFENSE

330.0

271.5 (2C)

SACKS

J. Allen: 7.5 (1C)

3 tied: 3

INTs

Greenway, Griffin: 2

Woodson: 4 (T3L)

PUNTING

Kluwe: 43.2

Kapinos: 45.4

KICKING

Longwell: 60 (T2L) (24/24 PAT; 12/13 FG)

Crosby: 51 (15/16 PAT; 12/13 FG)

NOTES

VIKINGS:  QB BRETT FAVRE has record for wins (89), TD passes (209) & yards (27,784) at Lambeau Field, all records.  In Wk. 4, Favre completed 24 of 31 (77.4 pct.) for 271 yards with 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 135.3 rating.  Has won 8 of past 10 starts in Nov...RB ADRIAN PETERSON leads NFL with 3,788 rush yards since 2007, 549 yards more than next player (CLINTON PORTIS, 3,239).  Aims for 4th in row vs. GB with rush TD.  Has 350 rush yards (116.7 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 meetings...WR SIDNEY RICE has TD catch in all 4 career games vs. GB.  Has 16 catches for 312 yards (156 per game) in past 2.  Incl. playoffs, WR BERNARD BERRIAN has 25 TDs & 18 have been 30+ yards.  Had 31-yard TD in last meeting.  WR-KR PERCY HARVIN had 88-yard KR-TD last week & ties for NFL rookie lead with 4 TDs.  TE VISANTHE SHIANCOE ties for 2nd among NFL TEs with 5 TDs...DE JARED ALLEN had 4.5 sacks, FF & safety in last meeting.  Has 65 sacks since 2004, most in NFL.  Has 22 sacks in past 19 (incl. playoffs).  DE BRIAN ROBISON has 2.5 sacks in past 2 vs. GB... PACKERS:  QB AARON RODGERS had career-high 384 yards in last meeting.  Had career-high 155.4 rating last week & aims for 5th in row with 100+ rating...RB RYAN GRANT has 211 rush yards (105.5 per game) & TD in past 2 home meetings.  Rushed for 148 yards & TD last week.  When he has 22+ att. (incl. playoffs), team is 10-1 (.909)...WR GREG JENNINGS has 25 rec. TDs (801 yards) & averages 32 yards per TD.  11 of 25 TDs have been 40+ yards.  Aims for 4th Nov. game in row with TD catch.  WR DONALD DRIVER has 604 career rec., most by Packer.  Had 71-yard TD last week.  TE JERMICHAEL FINLEY had career-high 6 rec. & 128 yards with 62-yard TD in last meeting.  TE SPENCER HAVER scored 1st TD last week (45 yards)...CB CHARLES WOODSON has 23 INTs in 52 games with GB.  Has 23 INTs since 2006, tied for 2nd in NFL.  His 5 INT-TDs during that span lead NFL.  S NICK COLLINS has averaged 38.9 return yards on past 10 INTs (4 TDs).  LB CLAY MATTHEWS had FF & 42-yard FR-TD in last meeting.

 

MONDAY NIGHT, NOVEMBER 2

ATLANTA FALCONS (4-2) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (6-0)

SERIES

 

FALCONS

SAINTS

SERIES LEADER

44-35

 

STREAKS

 

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Smith: 1-1

Payton: 5-1

LAST WEEK

L 37-21 at Cowboys

W 46-34 at Dolphins

LAST GAME

12/7/08: Falcons 25 at Saints 29.  New Orleans RBs Pierre Thomas (102 yards & 1 TD) & Reggie Bush (10 carries, 80 yards) help the Saints keep pace in crowded NFC South race.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/7/08

BROADCAST

ESPN (7:30 PM CT): Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski, Jon Gruden.  Westwood One Radio: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Mark Malone (Field reporter).  SIRIUS: 124 (WW1), 126 (Atl.), 125 (NO).  XM: 124 (WW1), 103 (Atl.), 102 (NO).

STATS

PASSING

Ryan: 120-191-1,360-11-6-90.2

Brees: 132-197-1,698 (2C)-14 (1C)-5-106.9 (2C)

RUSHING

Turner: 118-403-3.4-7 (T3L)

Bell: 72-343-4.8-2

RECEIVING

White: 33 (T3C)-435-13.2-5 (T2L)

Colston: 30-466-15.5-5 (T2L)

OFFENSE

322.8

427.3 (1L)

TAKE/GIVE

+3

+8 (3C)

DEFENSE

368.3

306.7

SACKS

Abraham, Biermann: 3

Grant: 4

INTs

DeCoud: 2

Sharper: 6 (1L)

PUNTING

Koenen: 43.1

Morstead (R): 44.2

KICKING

Elam: 30 (18/19 PAT; 4/6 FG)

Carney: 52 (3C) (28/30 PAT; 8/10 FG)

NOTES

FALCONS:  QB MATT RYAN is 4-1 in Nov. with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT & 109.6 rating.  Is 11-3 (.786) in games played indoors.  Has 113.9 rating in 2 starts vs. NO.  Falcons are 8-0 when Ryan has 100+ rating...RB MICHAEL TURNER aims for 6th division game in row with rush TD.  Has 8 rush TDs in past 5 vs. division.  Has 531 rush yards (106.2 per game) in past 5 vs. NFC South.  When Turner has 19+ carries, his teams are 14-1 (.933).  RB JERIOUS NORWOOD had career-long 67-yard TD catch vs. NO (11/9/08)...WR RODDY WHITE has 15 catches for 284 yards (94.7 per game) in past 3 in Nov.  Has 4 TDs in past 3.  Had 10 catches for 164 yards in last meeting.  TE TONY GONZALEZ has 100+ yards in 3 of past 4 Nov. games.  Has catch in 137 consecutive games...DE JOHN ABRAHAM has 6.5 sacks in 8 MNF games.  Had career-high 4 sacks vs. NO (11/04/01 with NYJ).  Has 87 sacks since 2000, 2nd most among active players.  S THOMAS DE COUD has 2 INTs & sack in past 2...SAINTS:  Average 39.7 points per game, most in NFL.  1st team in NFL history to score 45+ points in 4 of 1st 6 games...QB DREW BREES has won 5 of 6 starts vs. Atl. with NO.  Aims for 6th meeting in row with 2+ TDs.  Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 15,608 pass yards.  Has 1,775 yards (355 per game), 19 TDs, 3 INTs & 128.5 rating in past 5 vs. NFC.  Aims for 4th in row on MNF with 300+ yards...RB-PR REGGIE BUSH has 27 career TDs (15 rush, 8 rec, 4 PR) & is only Saint to score via rush, rec. & PR.  Aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with TD.  RB PIERRE THOMAS had 102 rush yards & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting...WR MARQUES COLSTON has 100+ yards in 3 of past 4 vs. division.  Has 9 TDs in past 9.  TE JEREMY SHOCKEY has 447 receptions since 2002, 3rd most in NFL among TEs...S DARREN SHARPER had 42-yard INT-TD last week.  Has 11 INT-TDs & 1,353 INT yards, both 2nd in NFL history.  DE WILL SMITH has 6 sacks in 10 meetings.  CB TRACY PORTER had 54-yard INT-TD last week.