Week 13 NFL Capsules

Week 13 NFL Capsules
November 29, 2012, 2:36 pm

SEATTLE (6-5) At CHICAGO (8-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Bears by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seattle 7-4; Chicago 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 9-6

AP Pro32 RANKING - Seahawks No. 13; Bears No. 8

LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Bears 38-14, Dec. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Seahawks lost to Miami 24-21; Bears beat Vikings 28-10

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (8), PASS (31)

SEAHAWKS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (12), PASS (3)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (10), PASS (32)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (8), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seattle 1-5 on road. Lone win was at Carolina. Losses were at Arizona, St. Louis, San Francisco, Detroit and Miami. ... Leon Washington tied Josh Cribbs' NFL record with eighth career kickoff return for TD last week when he ran one back 98 yards. Washington ranks third in NFL with 31.9 kickoff return average. ... Russell Wilson leads rookie QBs with 17 TD passes. ... Marshawn Lynch third in NFL with 1,051 yards rushing. ... DE Chris Clemons has eight sacks. He and Bruce Irvin rank fourth among DE tandems in NFL with 15 sacks. Irvin leads rookies with seven sacks. ... Bears lead Green Bay by game in NFC North. ... Have outscored opponents 277-175, a 102-point differential that's fourth best in NFL. ... Chicago leads NFL with 33 takeaways. ... Bears defense has scored seven touchdowns, all on interception returns. Seven INT returns for TDs are club record and tied for third in league history behind 1998 Seahawks (eight) and 1961 San Diego Chargers (nine). ... Bears tied with New England and New Orleans with five red-zone takeaways. ... Chicago tied for fifth in NFL with 30 sacks. ... QB Jay Cutler ranks third on Chicago's all-time passing list with 11,261 yards. Needs 307 to surpass Jim Harbaugh (11,567) for second. ... WR Brandon Marshall fifth in NFL with 1,017 yards receiving. ... Henry Melton second among NFL DTs with six sacks. ... CB Tim Jennings leads league with career-high eight INTS.

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MINNESOTA (6-5) At GREEN BAY (7-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Packers by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 5-6; Green Bay 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead 53-48-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Vikings No. 17; Packers No. 9

LAST MEETING - Packers beat Vikings 45-7, Nov. 14, 2011

LAST WEEK - Vikings lost to Bears 28-10; Packers lost to Giants 38-10

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (3), PASS (30)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (15), PASS (14)

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (23), PASS (14)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (11), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Something will have to give on ground. Packers haven't allowed 100-yard rusher since San Francisco RB Frank Gore in season opener while Vikings RB Adrian Peterson has rushed for 100 or more yards in five straight games, matching Robert Smith's franchise record. Peterson has already established new Vikings career mark by rushing for 1,000 yards in five seasons. ... Peterson's average of 5.8 yards per carry is about a yard better than that of league's other top rushers. ... Of Vikings DE Jared Allen's 115 career sacks, 12 1/2 have been of Aaron Rodgers, including his single-game high of 4 1/2 on Oct. 5, 2009. ... Packers have won last nine against NFC North opponents. ... Packers have won four straight against Vikings, and have swept season series four of the past six years. ... Packers WR Greg Jennings expected back after missing last seven games with torn muscle in abdomen. ... Fifteen of last 19 regular-season games have been decided by seven points or less. ... Green Bay's 38-point win in last year's series finale was largest by either team in 50-year rivalry. ... Christian Ponder and Aaron Rodgers both made first career starts in the rivalry. ... Green Bay has won 23 of its last 25 regular-season games at home.

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SAN FRANCISCO (8-2-1) At ST. LOUIS (4-6-1)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 7-4; St. Louis 7-4

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 62-61-3

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 2; Rams No. 22

LAST MEETING - Rams 24, 49ers 24 (tie), Nov. 11

LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Saints 31-21; Rams beat Cardinals 31-17

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (1), PASS (27)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (4), PASS (2)

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (12), PASS (21)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (14), PASS (16)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First meeting of season ended in NFL's first tie since 2008. 49ers 7-1-1 in last nine meetings with lone loss in St. Louis in 2010. ... 49ers 10-3 on road since 2011 under coach Jim Harbaugh, tied with Texans for NFL's best in that span, and lead NFL allowing 14.1 points per game. ... 49ers have NFL's top rushing offense, averaging 163 yards. ... Rams 3-0-1 vs. NFC West opponents and guaranteed of first winning record in division since 2004. ... Harbaugh 2-0-1 vs. Rams. ... Frank Gore is 49ers all-time leading rusher with 8,539 yards and Steven Jackson is Rams' all-time leading rusher with 9,817 yards. ... 49ers WR Michael Crabtree has TD catch in five consecutive games against Rams. ... Gore has 12 TDs vs. Rams, tied with Lenny Moore for most in NFL. ... DE Aldon Smith has 30 1/2 career sacks and needs one to pass Hall of Famer Reggie White for most in first two seasons in NFL. Smith has 12 sacks in last five games. ... Rams QB Sam Bradford has completed 71 percent of passes with four TDs and no interceptions in three starts vs. 49ers, and 3-0-1 in last four division starts. ... Jackson rushed for 101 yards and TD in last meeting and since 2006 has NFL-best 10,721 yards from scrimmage. Jackson had season-best 139 yards rushing last week. ... Rookie WR Chris Givens had five catches for 115 yards and TD last week and has catch for 35-plus yards in six of last seven games. ... Last week, CB Janoris Jenkins became fourth rookie in NFL history with two interception returns for TDs in game.

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CAROLINA (3-8) At KANSAS CITY (1-10)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Panthers by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 5-6; Kansas City 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Tied 2-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 26; Chiefs No. 32

LAST MEETING - Panthers defeated Chiefs 34-0, Oct. 5, 2008

LAST WEEK - Panthers beat Eagles 30-22; Chiefs lost to Broncos 17-9

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19T), RUSH (18), PASS (16)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (25), PASS (11)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (4), PASS (29)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (24), PASS (10)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES: Carolina has won last two meetings after Kansas City won first two. ... Kansas City has lost eight straight games. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton threw for 306 yards and accounted for four TDs last week against Philadelphia. ... Carolina had lost seven of eight before beating Eagles on Monday night. ... Chiefs last in scoring at 14.6 points per game. ... Rookie MLB Luke Kuechly leads Carolina with 128 tackles. ... Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles has gone over 100 yards rushing four times this season, including last week against Denver. ... Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe needs two more catches to surpass Otis Taylor (410) for third-most in franchise history. He needs eight to pass Henry Marshall for second behind Tony Gonzalez. ... Kansas City leads AFC with 145.6 yards rushing per game. ... Panthers WR Steve Smith has caught pass in 86 straight games dating to the 2006 season. Smith has started 141 games, tied for second-most in team history behind OT Jordan Gross, who is expected to start 147th Sunday. ... Carolina has only attempted 11 FGs in 11 games.

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HOUSTON (10-1) At TENNESSEE (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 7-4; Tennessee 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 14-7

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bears No. 1; Titans No. 27

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Titans 38-14, Sept. 30

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Lions 34-31 OT; Titans lost to Jaguars 24-19

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (5), PASS (10) TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (2), PASS (16)

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (19), PASS (20)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (27), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans can clinch playoff berth with win and set single-season record for most wins in franchise history after winning 10 in 2011. ... Texans 5-0 on road this season. ... Matt Schaub averaging 421 yards passing in past two games and is 14-1 with 24 TDs and 10 interceptions with 97.5 passer rating in past 15. In past seven against Titans, Schaub 5-2 with 15 TDs and one interception with 106.9 passer rating. . Arian Foster looking for sixth straight game with 90 yards or more rushing. He has 1,064 yards and needs 136 yards rushing to reach 1,200 for third straight season. He had his 22nd career 100-yard rushing game last week. Houston 16-6 when Foster rushes for 100 yards or more. ... Andre Johnson has 461 yards receiving in past two games, highest total in two-game span by player in NFL history. His nine career TD catches vs Tennessee most against any opponent. ... J.J. Watt had a career-best three sacks last week and his 14 1/5 sacks most in franchise history. ... Titans 7-3 at home vs Texans. ... Jake Locker 52 of 74 for 607 yards with three TDs and one interception and a 102.7 passer rating in two starts at home. ... Chris Johnson is averaging 93.6 yards rushing against Houston and needs 58 yards to reach 1,000 for fifth straight season. ... Kendall Wright leads NFL rookies with 48 catches. ... Jared Cook has 1,211 yards receiving since 2011, third-most by tight end in AFC. ... Titans had season-high seven sacks last week. ... Rookie LB Zach Brown had 1 1/2 sacks last week. ... Kamerion Wimbley needs 2 1/5 sacks to reach 50 for his career.

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ARIZONA (4-7) At NEW YORK JETS (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Jets by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 4-7; New York 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Jets lead 5-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 28; Jets No. 24

LAST MEETING - Jets beat Cardinals 56-35, Sept. 28, 2008

LAST WEEK - Cardinals lost to Rams 31-17; Jets lost to Patriots 49-19

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (24)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (23), PASS (4)

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (15), PASS (28)

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (30), PASS (7)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams meeting for first time since game four years ago in which Jets scored 34 points in second quarter and Brett Favre finished with six TD passes to tie team record, including three to Laveranues Coles. Game also marked big hit by Jets S Eric Smith on WR Anquan Boldin that led to both being carted off field - and Smith suspended a game. ... Arizona has lost seven in row. ... Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt played three seasons (1991-93) with Jets as TE/H-back. ... Rookie QB Ryan Lindley could make second NFL start if starter Kevin Kolb (ribs) misses another game. Lindley intercepted four times last week, including two returned for TDs by St. Louis' Janoris Jenkins. ... C Lyle Sendlein placed on IR this week after tearing ligament in left knee. ... WR Larry Fitzgerald has caught at least one pass in 128 consecutive games, second-longest active streak in NFL behind Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez (188). ... RB Beanie Wells had two TD runs last week after missing seven games with turf toe/injured right knee. ... TE Todd Heap needs 4 yards receiving to pass Todd Christensen (5,872) for 10th on career TEs list. ... LB Daryl Washington needs one sack to become fourth inside LB to record 10 in season, and first since Saints' Charlie Clemons in 2001. He's also one sack from tying franchise record by LB (Ken Harvey, 1990). ... Jets coming off one of worst losses in franchise history after allowing 35 points in second quarter of 49-19 blowout. It was most points allowed by Jets since giving up 52 to Miami in 1995 season opener. ... QB Mark Sanchez threw for 301 yards vs. Patriots, marking third time he threw for 300-plus this season, but had two critical turnovers in New England's 35-point second quarter - including fumble after running into RB Brandon Moore's backside. ... Backup QB Tim Tebow didn't play (but was active) vs. New England because of two broken ribs that could make his availability this week questionable. ... Moore has started 132 consecutive games - longest active streak among offensive linemen. LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson has started 107 straight regular-season games, most of any active offensive tackle. ... Jets have just 17 sacks this season, led by LB Bryan Thomas' 2 1/2.

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JACKSONVILLE (2-9) At BUFFALO (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bills by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 6-5; Buffalo 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Jaguars lead 6-5

AP PRO32 RANKING - Jaguars No. 30; Bills No. 23

LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Bills 36-26, Nov. 10, 2010

LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Titans 24-19; Colts beat Bills 20-13

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (31), PASS (26)

JAGUARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (29), PASS (28)

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (7), PASS (25)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (31), PASS (18)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Homecoming week for two former Bills. Coach Mike Mularkey returns to Orchard Park for first time since resigning as Bills coach following volatile offseason in January 2006, during which team president Tom Donahoe was fired. LB Paul Posluszny, Buffalo's 2007 second-round draft pick, also returns after leaving to sign with Jacksonville in July 2011. ... Mularkey 14-18 in two seasons in Buffalo. ... First meeting between two franchises was 1996 AFC wild card playoff at Orchard Park. Jaguars won 30-27 in what was Bills Hall of Fame QB Jim Kelly's final game. ... Jacksonville hasn't scored TD on opening possession since 30-20 loss to Cincinnati on Oct. 9, 2011. ... Jags have opportunity to score 20 points in three consecutive games for first time since six-game streak in middle of 2010 season. ... QB Chad Henne has gone 33 of 59 for 615 yards with six TDs and one interception since replacing injured Blaine Gabbert in second series of 43-37 OT loss at Houston on Nov. 18. ... Seven sacks allowed against Titans were season-worst and third-most in team history. ... WR Cecil Shorts has chance to extend TD receiving streak to four games to match Reggie Williams (Dec. 9-30, 2007) for team record. Shorts leads NFL with five 20-plus-yard TD catches this season. ... Bills close season with four of five at home, including annual ``home'' game at Toronto on Dec. 16 against Seattle. ... RB C.J. Spiller's 6.75 yards rushing average is third most in NFL through 11 games (minimum 110 carries) since 1960 behind only Miami's Mercury Morris (6.79 in 1973) and Cleveland's Jim Brown (6.78, 1963). ... With 74 TDs passing, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick four short of moving into third on team list ahead of Jack Kemp. ... DE Mario Williams has four sacks in two games and moved into team lead with 8 1/2. Team total 27 sacks two short of last year's total, and already matched 2010 season total. ... Have been outscored 179-104 in second half this season. ... In 25 drives into red zone over past eight games, Buffalo has nine TDs and 12 field goals. ... This is 11th time since 2000 Bills have had losing record after 11 games. ... Bills in jeopardy of extending NFL's longest active playoff drought to 13 seasons.

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INDIANAPOLIS (7-4) At DETROIT (4-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 4 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Indianapolis 7-4; Detroit 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Colts lead 20-18-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Colts No. 10; Lions No. 20

LAST MEETING - Colts beat Lions 31-21, Dec. 14, 2008

LAST WEEK - Colts beat Bills 20-13; Lions lost to Texans 34-31 OT

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (17), PASS (7)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (20), PASS (19)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (24), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (21), PASS (12)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Indy hasn't lost to Detroit since 1997, can match longest winning streak in series with fourth straight win. ... Colts have won five of six after starting 2-3. ... Detroit has dropped three in row for second time this season. ... Indy, 2-14 last year, can move step closer to playoffs for 10th time in 11 years with win. ... Detroit hopes to be fourth 4-7 team to rally for postseason bid since NFL began using 12-team format in 1990.... Colts QB Andrew Luck's 3,205 yards passing most by rookie in 11 games in NFL history. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford has NFL-high 3,429 yards passing. ... Luck has thrown 10 of his 13 INTs on road. ... Lions blew fourth-quarter leads in last two games, giving up TDs with 1:55 left in regulation in both home games, and lost to Houston and Green Bay by seven points combined. ... Indy WR Reggie Wayne six catches from passing Andre Reed (951) for 10th place in NFL record books. ... Lions WR Calvin Johnson, NFC offensive player of month, averaged 154.8 yards receiving - most in November since 1963 when Hall of Famer Lance Alworth averaged 156.3 in three games. ...Colts LB Robert Mathis has seven sacks in seven games this year. ... Detroit DE Cliff Avri, Falcons DE John Abraham only NFL players with at least 18 sacks and seven-plus forced fumbles since 2011. ... Colts rookie T.Y. Hilton, a third-round pick, has scored four times in last two games - three receptions, one punt return. ... Lions WR Titus Young returned to practice Wednesday after being sent away for more than week for ``unacceptable'' behavior.

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NEW ENGLAND (8-3) At MIAMI (5-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 7-4; Miami 6-6

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 50-43

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 4; Dolphins No. 19

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Dolphins 27-24, Dec. 24, 2011

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Jets, 49-19; Dolphins beat Seahawks, 24-21

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (6), PASS (4)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (10), PASS (29)

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (16), PASS (22)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (7), PASS (26)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Since 2001, Patriots have lost 15 games to AFC East teams. Seven of those defeats came against Miami. ... Miami's Brandon Fields ranks second in NFL in punting. New England's Zoltan Mesko 28th. ... With victory, Patriots would clinch AFC East title for fourth consecutive season and would clinch their 12th winning season in row. ... New England has won 11 consecutive December games. ... Patriots lead NFL in points and yards per game. They're converting 53 percent of their third downs, best in league. In past four weeks Patriots have scored 190 points, more than four teams have totaled all year. ... In 420 pass attempts, Tom Brady has thrown three interceptions. ... In Miami last year, Brady threw for team-record 517 yards, most ever allowed by Dolphins. ... Dan Carpenter's 43-yard field goal on the final play to beat Seattle last week was his fifth game-winning kick. ... Dolphins rank third-best in red zone defense, allowing touchdowns on 40 percent of such possessions. ... Over past four seasons, Dolphins are last in NFL with 70 takeaways. They have none in past four games. ... Dolphins opponents have 16 fumbles, but Miami has recovered only three. ... Miami's Ryan Tannehill has passer rating of 59.1 on third down, worst among all NFL starters.

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TAMPA BAY (6-5) At DENVER (8-3)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 7-3-1; Denver 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Broncos lead 5-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Buccaneers No. 12; Broncos No. 5

LAST MEETING - Broncos defeated Buccaneers 16-13, Oct. 5, 2008

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Falcons 24-23; Broncos beat Chiefs 17-9

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (11), PASS (13)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (1), PASS (32)

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (20), PASS (6)

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (9), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Broncos QB Peyton Manning needs nine completions to pass Dan Marino for second on all-time list (4,967). ... Bucs TE Dallas Clark, a former Colt and longtime teammate of Manning's, has touchdowns in two of his past three games. ... Broncos DE Elvis Dumervil needs two more sacks to get to double digits for third time in his career. ... Denver clinches AFC West with win over Tampa Bay or loss by San Diego. ... Bucs WR Vincent Jackson averages 18.5 yards per catch since 2008, best in NFL. ... Jackson and WR Mike Williams rank first and third in NFL in yards per catch (16.9). ... Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has 100-plus receiving yards in three of five home games this season. ... RB Knowshon Moreno set to make second straight start for Broncos in place of Willis McGahee. Rushed for 85 yards last week vs. Chiefs. ... Bucs QB Josh Freeman has 104.1 passer rating with 16 TDs and three INTs in last seven games.

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CLEVELAND (3-8) At OAKLAND (3-8)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cleveland 6-4-1; Oakland 3-8

SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 13-8

AP PRO32 RANKING - Browns No. 25, Raiders No. 31

LAST MEETING - Raiders beat Browns 24-17, Oct. 16, 2011

LAST WEEK - Browns beat Steelers 20-14; Raiders lost at Bengals 34-10

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (26), PASS (23)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (19), PASS (21)

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (29), PASS (8)

RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (28), PASS (24)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Browns lost 12 straight road games starting with last year's defeat in Oakland. ... Last year's meeting was final start for Raiders QB Jason Campbell, who broke collarbone in first half. Carson Palmer acquired following week. ... Cleveland K Phil Dawson perfect on kicks this season, making all 21 FG tries and 20 PATs. Dawson made last 27 FG tries. ... Sebastian Janikowski's only miss for Oakland was 64-yard FG attempt. ... Cleveland had eight takeaways last week, most in NFL since 2001. .. Browns allowed 112 yards rushing past two weeks, holding consecutive opponents under 65 yards for first time since 1989. ... Cleveland rookie RB Trent Richardson averaging 101.8 yards rushing per game over last four. ... Browns WR Josh Gordon second among rookies with 530 yards receiving. ... Raiders lost four straight for first time since `08 and been outscored by 90 points in skid. ... The 169 points allowed in skid are second most in four-game span since 1970 merger to Tennessee's 177 in 2004. ... Palmer 9-3 all-time vs. Browns, completing 62.0 percent of passes with 25 TDs, 14 INTs for 90.6 passer rating. ... Oakland's Marcel Reece leads all RBs with 447 yards receiving. ... Raiders WR Denarius Moore's six TD catches most for franchise since Jerry Porter had six in `07. ... Oakland has one FG and 4 turnovers on 1st possession of game, while allowing 38 points on first possession for opponent.

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CINCINNATI (6-5) At SAN DIEGO (4-7)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 1

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 5-5-1; San Diego 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Chargers lead 19-12

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bengals No. 11; Chargers No. 21

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Bengals 27-24, Dec. 20, 2009

LAST WEEK - Bengals beat Raiders 34-10; Chargers lost to Ravens 16-13, OT

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (14), PASS (12)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (17), PASS (8)

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (25), PASS (18)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (5T), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Second of three straight AFC North opponents for Chargers, who lost to Baltimore on Sunday and will visit Pittsburgh next Sunday. ... Bengals have won three straight by at least 18 points for first time since 1976. They're trying to win four straight for first time since last year, when they won five straight on way to 9-7 finish and second playoff appearance in three seasons. Bengals won three in row earlier this year, then dropped four straight. ... Chargers have lost three straight, six of seven. ... Chargers anticipate second straight local TV blackout and third this season. ... Norv Turner's career record with Washington, Oakland, San Diego is 111-120-1. ... Chargers in danger of missing playoffs for third straight season. ... San Diego 21-22 since last playoff appearance, home loss to New York Jets following 2009 season. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers has been turnover-free only three times this season. ... TE Antonio Gates has gone two games without TD catch, keeping him one short of tying Lance Alworth's team record of 81. ... Cincy's BenJarvus Green-Ellis has consecutive 100-yard rushing games, including season-high 129 yards vs. Raiders. ... San Diego's Ryan Mathews has yet to have 100-yard game this season. .. Bengals averaging 31 points in last three games. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton has passed for 639 yards with nine TDs and no interceptions in last three games. ... With 23 TD passes, Dalton joins Peyton Manning, Dan Marino as only players in NFL history with 20-plus TD passes in each of their first two seasons.

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PITTSBURGH (6-5) At BALTIMORE (9-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 5-6; Baltimore 5-6

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 18-15

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 14, Ravens No. 6

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Steelers 13-10, Nov. 18

LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Browns 20-14, Ravens beat Chargers 16-13 OT

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19T), RUSH (22), PASS (13)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (5), PASS (1)

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (12), PASS (11)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (26), PASS (23)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Second meeting of AFC North rivals in span of three weeks. Ravens won first encounter 13-10. ... Six of last seven regular-season games between teams have been decided by three points. ... Ravens seeking second straight season sweep of Steelers. Baltimore has won five of seven. ... Baltimore has won 15 straight at home since Pittsburgh's 13-10 victory on Dec. 5, 2010. ... Steelers uncertain whether Ben Roethlisberger or Charlie Batch will start at QB. Batch 5-3 as starter with Pittsburgh, 24-30 overall. ... Pittsburgh's league-leading defense allowing 257.2 yards per game. ... Steelers LB James Harrison (61 sacks) passed Joey Porter for second-most sacks in team history behind Jason Gildon (77). ... Pittsburgh had season-high four sacks last week vs. Browns and forced 10 punts. ... Steelers S Troy Polamalu expected to return from right calf injury after missing nine of first 11 games. ... Ravens can clinch playoff berth with win, and can clinch second straight AFC North title with win and Cincinnati loss in San Diego. ... Baltimore has won four straight and eight of nine. ... Ravens' only touchdown against Steelers two weeks ago was on punt return by Jacoby Jones. ... Baltimore has allowed only nine passing TDs, lowest in league. ... Ravens have won 12 in row against AFC North foes, longest current divisional run in NFL. ... Baltimore RB Ray Rice has only two touchdowns and 471 yards rushing in eight games against Steelers. ... Baltimore 9-1 when WR Torrey Smith scores touchdown. He has seven TDs this year, tying output as a rookie. ... Ravens WR Anquan Boldin needs 87 yards receiving to reach 10,000 for career. ... Ravens LB Paul Kruger has four sacks in last three games.

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PHILADELPHIA (3-8) At DALLAS (5-6)

Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 9

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 1-9-1; Dallas 4-7

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 60-47

PRO32 RANKING - Eagles No. 29; Cowboys No. 18

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Eagles 38-23, Nov. 11

LAST WEEK - Eagles lost to Panthers 30-22; Cowboys lost to Redskins 38-31.

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (9), PASS (17)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (18), PASS (15)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (32), PASS (3)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (13), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dallas has lost last eight Sunday night games. ... Eagles have lost last two games against NFC East opponents, after six wins in row. ... With one more loss, Eagles will have only third losing season in 14 years under coach Andy Reid. They have seven-game losing streak, their longest under Reid. ... Philadelphia 38-15 (.717 winning percentage) in December games under Reid, second only behind New England since 1999. ... Reid 17-10 vs. Cowboys, 7-5 in Dallas. ... Michael Vick has thrown for 642 yards with five TDs and no interceptions his last three starts against the Cowboys. ... Alex Henery has made 19 consecutive field goal attempts, an Eagles record. ... Cowboys LB DeMarcus Ware has 16 sacks, his most against any team, in 15 career games against Philly. ... TE Jason Witten has 103 catches for 1,125 yards and seven TDs in 18 games against Eagles. ... QB Tony Romo has thrown 112 passes his last two games. He has attempted at least 50 passes in three of his last five games, twice a career-high 62 attempts. He had only three 50-pass games his first 83 starts before. .... Through 38 career games, WR Dez Bryant has 173 catches and 21 touchdowns. That is better than Michael Irvin and Drew Pearson, other receivers who wore No. 88 for the Cowboys.

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NEW YORK GIANTS (7-4) At WASHINGTON (5-6)

Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - Pick-em

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New York 5-4-2; Washington 6-5

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 93-64-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Giants No. 7; Redskins No. 16

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Redskins 27-23, Oct. 21

LAST WEEK - Giants beat Packers 38-10; Redskins beat Cowboys 38-31

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (13), PASS (9)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (16), PASS (25)

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (2), PASS (19)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (3), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Rematch from Week 7, when Giants won on 77-yard TD pass to Victor Cruz with 1:13 remaining. ... QB Eli Manning 7-2 in past nine starts vs. Redskins. ... Teams among best in NFL in turnover ratio. Giants plus-13 (tied for second); Redskins plus-12 (tied for fourth), and Washington has committed only one turnover in last four games. ... Giants have allowed NFL-low 14 sacks. ... New York has best 2-minute offense in league, scoring 30 points on 19 possessions. ... Giants RB Andre Brown had team-high eight rushing TDs before breaking left leg in fourth quarter against Packers. ... New York K Lawrence Tynes leads NFL in field goals made (29) and attempted (32). ... Giants S Stevie Brown leads NFL with 168 interception return yards, most by Giants player since Dick Lynch in 1963. He leads NFL safeties with five picks. ... Washington leads NFL in penalties (93) and penalty yards (770). Giants second-least penalized team, with 48 infractions for 368 yards. ... Win would mark first time since 2005. ... Redskins have beaten three NFC East teams in three weeks. ... Redskins have lost 10 straight Monday night home games. Their only Monday night win at current stadium came year it opened: 21-16 over Dallas on Oct. 13, 1997. ... Washington QB Robert Griffin III chosen NFL offensive rookie of month for November. He has thrown eight touchdown passes in last two games, is only rookie in NFL history with back-to-back games with four passing TDs. ... Griffin needs 65 yards rushing to break Cam Newton's NFL record for yards rushing by a rookie QB (706). ... RB Alfred Morris needs 18 yards to become Washington's first 1,000-yard rusher since Clinton Portis in 2008. Morris needs 82 yards to break team record for rushing yards by rookie (1,063, by Reggie Brooks in 1993). ... Washington one of five NFL teams yet to commit red zone turnover this season. ... Redskins offense leads NFL in yards per play (6.15). ... Redskins have 57 rushing plays of 10-plus yards, second most in NFL. ... Washington has scored more points (305) than all of last season (288). ... Opponents pass ball NFL-high 66.8 percent of time against Washington's defense. ... Redskins coach Mike Shanahan going for 171st win (regular and postseason), which would tie him with Redskins' Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs for 12th all-time.

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