Week 13 NFL Capsules

Week 13 NFL Capsules
November 21, 2012, 4:54 pm
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HOUSTON (9-1) At DETROIT (4-6)

Thursday, 12:30 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Texans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Houston 7-3; Detroit 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Tied 1-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Texans No. 1; Lions No. 19

LAST MEETING - Texans beat Lions 28-21, Oct. 19, 2008

LAST WEEK - Texans beat Jaguars 43-37 OT; Lions lost to Packers 28-28

TEXANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (8), PASS (12)

TEXANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (2), PASS (7)

LIONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (23), PASS (1)

LIONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (16), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Texans only NFL team that can clinch spot in playoffs with win and losses from handful of other teams. ... Lions have lost two straight after winning three of four. ... Houston has won four in row overall and is 4-0 on road. ... Detroit has to rally to be in playoffs in consecutive years first time since mid-1990s. ... Texans shooting for first 10-1 start in 11-year history and second straight postseason for first time. ... Texans QB Matt Schaub AFC offensive player of week after completing 43 passes for 527 yards, both totals tied for second most in NFL history, and team-record five TDs in OT win over Jacksonville. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford coming off one of worst games, connecting on 43.6 percent of 39 passes with two INTs and a fumble in loss to Green Bay. .. Schaub 13-1 in last 14 games with 23 TDs and nine INTs. ... Lions leaving WR Titus Young inactive for week after coach Jim Schwartz said second-year pro had ``unacceptable'' behavior against Packers. ... Houston RB Arian Foster 51 yards rushing from third straight 1,000-yard season. ... Lions rookie LT Riley Reiff, first-round pick, expected to make start in place of Jeff Backus, whose injured right hamstring likely to end 186-game starting streak. ... Texans WR Andre Johnson, who Detroit passed on to draft WR Charles Rogers in 2003, had career-high 273 yards receiving last week. ... Lions, playing 73rd game on Thanksgiving, have lost eight straight and 11 of last 12 in their annual showcase.

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WASHINGTON (4-6) At DALLAS (5-5)

Thursday, 4:15 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Dallas by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Washington 5-5; Dallas 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 62-40-2

PRO32 RANKING - Redskins No. 18; Cowboys No. 16

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Redskins 27-24 OT, Nov. 20, 2011

LAST WEEK - Redskins beat Eagles 31-6; Cowboys beat Browns 23-20 OT

REDSKINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (2), PASS (22)

REDSKINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (7), PASS (29)

COWBOYS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11t), RUSH (29), PASS (7)

COWBOYS DEFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (13), PASS (6)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Dallas has won three in row, and six of seven, in series. ... Cowboys' 62 wins over Redskins most over any team. ... Dallas 28-15-1 on Thanksgiving Day. ... Redskins 0-6 against Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. ... Robert Griffin III last week became first rookie in NFL with 200 yards passing, four passing TDs and 75 yards rushing in same game. ... Griffin played one college game at Cowboys Stadium, last Nov. 26 when he completed 7 of 11 passes for 106 yards and a TD, and ran 14 times for 62 yards and two scores in first half for Baylor against Texas Tech. He didn't return in second half because of concussion-like symptoms. ... RGIII needs 145 yards passing to break Norm Snead's team rookie record of 2,337 set in 1961. Only 94 yards shy of breaking Cam Newton's NFL rookie QB single-season rushing record of 706. ... Redskins have gone three consecutive games without turnover, longest streak since at least 1950. ... Washington LB London Fletcher set to play 235th consecutive game, tied for NFL's longest active streak. ... Tony Romo 5-0 on Thanksgiving Day with 14 TDs and four interceptions. Danny White is only Cowboys starting QB with more turkey day wins (seven) ... Romo 14 passing attempts from 3,000 career. ... Dallas playing second of five home games in six-week span. ... Based on Cowboys coaching film, LB Sean Lee (77 tackles) still team's leading tackler even though he hasn't played last four games since season-ending big toe injury. LB Bruce Carter has 71.

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NEW ENGLAND (7-3) At NEW YORK JETS (4-6)

Thursday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New England 5-4; New York 5-4

SERIES RECORD - Patriots lead 54-52-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Patriots No. 7; Jets No. 21

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Jets 29-26 OT, Oct. 21

LAST WEEK - Patriots beat Colts 59-24; Jets beat Rams 27-13

PATRIOTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (5), PASS (4)

PATRIOTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (10), PASS (30)

JETS OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (15), PASS (29)

JETS DEFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (30), PASS (4)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Patriots playing on Thanksgiving for fifth time, going 2-2 in previous appearances. Jets playing on holiday for second time in three years and are 1-3 on Thanksgiving - but were 3-0 from 1960-62 as New York Titans of AFL. ... In last meeting, Patriots LB Rob Ninkovich forced and recovered fumble by Jets QB Mark Sanchez to seal OT victory. ... Since 2010 season, Patriots combined 18-0 in second half of regular season, including 8-0 in both 2010 and `11. ... Bill Belichick needs one victory to become eighth NFL coach to record 200 wins. ... QB Tom Brady 4-0 with 10 TDs and one INT in last four regular-season games against Jets. He's 17-5 overall vs. New York, including New England's playoff loss in 2010 postseason. ... Brady needs one TD pass to extend streak with at least one to 43 straight games - third-longest behind Drew Brees (53 and counting) and Johnny Unitas (47). He has 51 career 300-yard passing games in regular season, and one more would put him into tie for fifth place with Kurt Warner. Needs 86 yards passing to move past Dan Fouts (43,040) for 10th place on NFL's career list. ... WR Wes Welker has caught at least one pass in 104 straight regular-season games, including franchise-record 87 in row with Patriots. Needs one 10-reception game to break tie with Marvin Harrison and Andre Johnson and match Jerry Rice for the most in NFL history with 17. ... K Stephen Gostkowski has two FGs of 50 or more yards this season, and needs one more to tie Adam Vinatieri's Patriots career mark with eight. ... TE Rob Gronkowski first at his position with three straight seasons of 10 or more TDs, but expected to miss at least a month with broken left forearm. ... WR Julian Edelman became first Patriots player to score on a reception (2-yard catch) and return (68-yard punt return) in a game last week since Irving Fryar in 1985. ... Newly signed CB Aqib Talib returned INT for TD vs. Colts in debut with Patriots. ... Jets snapped three-game skid Sunday, putting them 4-6 for first time since 2009 - when they went on late run to AFC title game. ... Sanchez broke out of slump with efficient performance vs. Rams, going 15 of 20 for 178 yards and a TD - and no turnovers. Jets 2-1 this season when Sanchez has no turnovers, and 14-5 in regular season in his four-year career in those situations. ... Since top WR Santonio Holmes was lost for season against San Francisco in Week 4, Jeremy Kerley leads Jets with 30 catches, 393 yards receiving and 13.1 yards per catch. ... Backup QB Tim Tebow has been used only in limited role this season, seeing just three snaps on offense last week. ... Backup RB Bilal Powell, back from concussion, ran for first two TDs of two-year career in win vs. Rams. ... Since joining Jets in 2010, CB Antonio Cromartie has 10 INTs, tying him for second-most in AFC with Bengals' Jason Allen - two behind Patriots' Devin McCourty.

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DENVER (7-3) At KANSAS CITY (1-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Broncos by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Denver 6-4; Kansas City 3-7

SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 56-48

AP PRO32 RANKING - Broncos No. 4; Chiefs No. 32

LAST MEETING - Chiefs defeated Broncos 7-3, Jan. 1, 2012

LAST WEEK - Broncos beat Chargers 30-23; Chiefs lost to Bengals 28-6

BRONCOS OFFENSE - OVERALL (3), RUSH (19), PASS (5)

BRONCOS DEFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (5), PASS (12)

CHIEFS OFFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (4), PASS (28)

CHIEFS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (25), PASS (9)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chiefs lost to Denver 17-10 last season at Arrowhead Stadium when then-Broncos QB Tim Tebow completed only two passes, one a TD. ... Broncos QB Peyton Manning tied with former Broncos QB John Elway with 148 wins, second-most by starter in league history. His winning percentage of 67.9 better than Elway and first-place Brett Favre, who has 186 wins. ... Kansas City has lost seven straight. Its lone victory required a franchise-record 18-point comeback to win at New Orleans. ... Broncos have won five straight since losing at New England. ... Broncos LB Von Miller has 24 1/2 sacks through first 25 games, including 13 this season. He had three last week against San Diego. ... Denver without leading rusher Willis McGahee, who tore MCL and sustained compression fracture in right knee last week. ... Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles fourth in AFC with 82.1 yards rushing and 101 yards from scrimmage per game. ... QB Brady Quinn will start for Chiefs in place of Matt Cassel, who was starter earlier this season. Quinn sustained concussion last month against Oakland, returned for first time last week when Cassel was ineffective.

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MINNESOTA (6-4) At CHICAGO (7-3)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Minnesota 5-5; Chicago 5-5

SERIES RECORD - Vikings lead 52-48-2

AP Pro32 RANKING - Vikings No. 14; Bears No. 8

LAST MEETING - Bears beat Vikings 17-13, Jan. 1, 2012

LAST WEEK - Vikings had bye; Bears lost to San Francisco 32-7

VIKINGS OFFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (3), PASS (30)

VIKINGS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13T), RUSH (14), PASS (16)

BEARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (10), PASS (31)

BEARS DEFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (8), PASS (11)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Teams meet twice in next three weeks, with Bears visiting Vikings Dec. 9. ... Vikings had dropped two straight before beating Detroit Nov. 11. ... RB Adrian Peterson leads NFL with 1,128 yards rushing - more than 21 teams. Has run for at least 100 in four straight games for second time in career. Team record five straight with 100 or more by Robert Smith. Peterson also tied for second in league with seven TD runs. ... WR Percy Harvin tied for eighth in NFL with 62 receptions. Harvin has caught pass in every game he's played in, including playoffs (56). Harvin (35.9) also second in kickoff return average at 35.9 yards. ... K Blair Walsh 5 for 5 on field goal attempts of at least 50 yards. ... DE Jared Allen has 13 sacks in eight games against Bears, including 3 1/2 in last year's finale. ... Bears coming off back-to-back losses to Houston and San Francisco. ... Chicago leads NFL with 30 takeaways - five in red zone, tying New England and New Orleans for league lead. ... Bears have seven defensive TDs, all on interception returns. ... Bears have outscored opponents 249-165 and rank fifth in point differential. ... QB Jay Cutler missed Monday's game with concussion. Has thrown for 11,073 yards as Bear and needs 131 to pass Jim McMahon. Jim Harbaugh second on club's list with 11,567. ... WR Brandon Marshall just two catches for 21 yards last week. ... Charles Tillman tied third most in team history and the lead among Bears CBs with Donnell Woolford in INTs (32). ... CB Tim Jennings leads NFL with eight INTs this season.

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OAKLAND (3-7) At CINCINNATI (5-5)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bengals by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 3-7; Cincinnati 4-5-1

SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 20-8

AP PRO32 RANKING - Raiders No. 30; Bengals No. 17

LAST MEETING - Raiders beat Bengals 20-17, Nov. 22, 2009

LAST WEEK - Raiders lost to Saints 38-17; Bengals beat Chiefs 28-6

RAIDERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (31), PASS (6)

RAIDERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (23), PASS (24)

BENGALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (20), PASS (10)

BENGALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (18), PASS (15)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Raiders 18-8 against Cincinnati in regular season and 2-0 in playoffs. ... Raiders have lost three straight, their longest streak of season. ... Carson Palmer, Cincinnati's first overall pick in 2003, still holds Bengals marks for career completion percentage (62.9) and passer rating (86.9). He also holds single-season records for attempts, completions, yards, touchdowns and passer rating. His six TD passes are a single-game record. ... It'll be Palmer's first time facing Bengals since they traded him to Oakland last year for first-round and second-round pick. Palmer will be third former Bengals quarterback to play at Paul Brown Stadium for another team, joining Ryan Fitzpatrick and Jeff Blake. ... Bengals assistant coach Hue Jackson was Raiders coach last season when they traded for Palmer. ... Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey needs 95 yards receiving to reach 2,000 career. ... TE Brandon Myers has career highs in catches (50), yards receiving (554) and TDs (3). ... Oakland's defense has given up 93 points in last two games and 322 overall, most in NFL. ... Bengals WR A.J. Green has caught TD pass in nine straight games, one shy of Carl Pickens' club record over 1994-95 seasons. He's first to have TD in nine straight games during one season since Jerry Rice set NFL record with 12 straight TD games in 1987. ... Bengals have scored in their last nine possessions inside 20-yard line, with seven TDs and field goal.

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PITTSBURGH (6-4) At CLEVELAND (2-8)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Pittsburgh 5-5; Cleveland 5-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Steelers lead 62-56

AP PRO32 RANKING - Steelers No. 11; Browns No. 29

LAST MEETING - Steelers beat Browns 13-9, Jan. 1, 2012

LAST WEEK - Steelers lost to Ravens 13-10; Browns lost to Cowboys 23-20 OT

STEELERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (17), RUSH (17) PASS (13)

STEELERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (4), PASS (1)

BROWNS OFFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (27), PASS (19)

BROWNS DEFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (24), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Longtime, bitter AFC North rivals meet for first time this season. ... Steelers forced to start 37-year-old QB Charlie Batch because of rib injuries to starter Ben Roethlisberger and backup Byron Leftwich. ... Batch 5-2 while filling in for Roethlisberger. ... Steelers re-signed veteran WR Plaxico Burress. Burress, 35, played five seasons (2000-04) with Steelers, who drafted him with No. 8 overall pick in 2000. ... Burress needed to add depth because of injuries to Jerricho Cotchery (ribs) and Antonio Brown (ankle). Brown could return to face Browns. ... Super S Troy Polamalu hasn't played since Oct. 4 because of right calf injury. ... Coach Mike Tomlin 9-1 vs. Cleveland. ... Steelers 11-2 in Cleveland since `99. ... Steelers 1-3 on road this season. ... Browns have lost 16 of 17 to Steelers and 4-23 vs. Pittsburgh since 1999. ... New Browns owner Jimmy Haslam still has minority share in Steelers. ... Browns continue to lose heartbreakers. Sunday's loss in Dallas was fifth this season by seven points or less, and league-leading 18th by less than touchdown since 2010. ... Browns flagged for 12 penalties against Cowboys, who picked up 10 first downs on infractions. ... Browns recorded season-high seven sacks at Dallas. ... Browns expected to get back CB Joe Haden, who missed last game with oblique injury. Browns 0-5 without top cornerback this season. ... Browns K Phil Dawson 19 of 19 on FG attempts and has made 25 in a row since last season. ... Browns have allowed eight sacks in past seven games. ... Browns rookie RB Trent Richardson had 134 total yards last week but seemed to tire in second half.

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BUFFALO (4-6) At INDIANAPOLIS (6-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Colts by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 5-5; Indianapolis 6-4

SERIES RECORD - Bills lead 35-30-1

AP PRO32 RANKING - Bills No. 22; Colts No.15

LAST MEETING - Bills beat Colts 30-7, Jan. 3, 2010

LAST WEEK - Bills beat Dolphins 19-14; Colts lost to Patriots 59-24

BILLS OFFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (7), PASS (23)

BILLS DEFENSE - OVERALL (27), RUSH (31), PASS (18)

COLTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (14), PASS (8)

COLTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (20), RUSH (22), PASS (20)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Indianapolis had won six straight against Buffalo before losing at Orchard Park in mean-nothing 2009 season finale, in which already playoff-bound Colts rested Peyton Manning and most other starters for final three quarters. ... Bills 3-2 this season when S Jairus Byrd has a hand in a turnover. Byrd leads team with four interceptions, three forced fumbles and tied for team lead with two fumble recoveries. ... With sack against Miami, DE Mario Williams took over Bills lead with 5 1/2. ... Of Bills' 23 sacks, 17 have come in victories. ... After allowing season-low 184 yards against Miami, Bills defense jumped from 31st to 27th in NFL rankings. Rushing defense moved up one spot despite limiting Dolphins to 60 yards. ... Since start of last season, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick 6-1 when making 29 or fewer pass attempts, and 4-15 when attempting more than 30. ... With 73 TDs, Fitzpatrick five short of passing Jack Kemp for third on team list. ... Bills settled for four field goals in four trips inside Dolphins 20, and have scored eight touchdowns in 22 red-zone drives over past seven games. ... Colts 2-1 against former AFC East rivals since moving to AFC South as part of NFL realignment in 2002. ... Colts have yet to lose two straight this season, and are 4-1 at home. ... QB Andrew Luck coming off fifth 300-yard game to pass Manning and set NFL mark for most by rookie. Luck's 2,965 yards passing most by NFL rookie through 10 games. ... With 1,003 yards receiving, WR Reggie Wayne has passed the 1,000 mark for the eighth time in his career, tying him with Marvin Harrison for most with Colts. No other Colts players have more than one 1,000-yard season. ... Wayne has 938 career catches, three short of passing Art Monk for 12th on NFL list. ... LB Robert Mathis attempting to extend home sack streak to five games.

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TENNESSEE (4-6) At JACKSONVILLE (1-9)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Titans by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 4-6; Jacksonville 5-5

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 20-15

AP PRO32 RANKING - Titans No. 23; Jaguars No. 31

LAST MEETING - Titans beat Jaguars 23-17, Dec. 24, 2011

LAST WEEK - Titans had bye; Jaguars lost to Texans 43-37 OT

TITANS OFFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (18), PASS (20)

TITANS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (28), PASS (26)

JAGUARS OFFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (25)

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

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans 13-10 after bye week. ... Titans have won last two road games. Jaguars have lost all five at home, having been outscored 153-44 at EverBank Field. ... Titans RB Chris Johnson looking for third consecutive 100-yard game. Jones needs 138 yards on ground for fifth consecutive 1,000-yard season. ... Titans WR Nate Washington has at least one reception in 73 straight games. ... Titans WR Kendall Wright leads NFL rookies in catches with 43. ... Titans QB Jake Locker has one road win in two seasons. It came two weeks ago at Miami. ... Tennessee defensive coordinator held same position under Jaguars coach Mike Mularkey while they were in Buffalo (2004-05). ... Jaguars 6-23 in last 29 games. ... Jacksonville has dropped seven in row. ... Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis needs 42 yards receiving to join Jimmy Smith and Keenan McCardell as only players to reach 3,000 in franchise history. ... Jaguars WR Justin Blackmon needs 42 yards receiving to surpass franchise rookie record (527) set by Pete Mitchell in 1995. ... Jaguars QB Chad Henne will make first start since early last season. Henne came off bench and threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns last week at Houston. Coach Mike Mularkey named Henne starter this week based on performance - not because of Blaine Gabbert's season-ending forearm injury. ... Jaguars will be without RB Maurice Jones-Drew at least another week. Jones-Drew is out of walking boot - sign of progress - but hasn't been cleared to start running or practicing.

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ATLANTA (9-1) At TAMPA BAY (6-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Pick `em

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Atlanta 6-4; Tampa Bay 7-2-1

SERIES RECORD - Buccaneers lead 19-18

AP PRO32 RANKING - Falcons No. 3; Buccaneers No. 12 (tie)

LAST MEETING - Falcons beat Buccaneers 45-24, Jan. 1, 2012

LAST WEEK - Falcons beat Cardinals 23-19; Buccaneers beat Panthers 27-21 OT

FALCONS OFFENSE - OVERALL (7), RUSH (28, PASS (3)

FALCONS DEFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (26), PASS (10)

BUCCANEERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (9), PASS (14)

BUCCANEERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (1), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Although Tampa Bay holds narrow lead in all-time series between NFC South rivals, Atlanta has won six of past seven meetings and 6-2 against Bucs under coach Mike Smith. ... Both teams came from behind to win last week, with Falcons overcoming Matt Ryan's five interceptions against Arizona to improve to retain share of best record in NFL. Bucs rallied from 11-point deficit in final six minutes, then beat Panthers on Josh Freeman's third touchdown pass in overtime. ... Ryan has thrown for 1,579 yards, 13 TDs and two interceptions in five games against NFC South opponents. ... Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez 12 yards shy of becoming first tight end and eighth player overall with 14,000 career yards receiving. ... Michael Turner leads Atlanta in rushing with 575 yards, however Falcons 28th in league at 89.2 per game. ... Tampa Bay has league's stingiest run defense, allowing 81.8 yards per game. Flip side is Bucs last in pass defense, yielding 312.6 yards per game. ... Bucs have won four straight, five of six overall, to climb back into playoff contention. They've done it by scoring a league-high 205 points over past six weeks. ... Bucs WRs Vincent Jackson and Mike Williams rank first and second in NFC in yards per catch at 20.5 and 17.6, respectively. ... Rookie RB Doug Martin has been big part of Tampa Bay's turnaround, too. He leads NFL in total yards from scrimmage with 1,319 - 1,000 rushing and 319 receiving. Former Boise State standout has 1,019 yards from scrimmage over past six weeks, joining Eric Dickerson and Edgerrin James as only rookie to gain 1,000-plus yards in six-game span.

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SEATTLE (6-4) At MIAMI (4-6)

Sunday, 1 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Seahawks by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seattle 7-3; Miami 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 9-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Seahawks No. 10; Dolphins No. 24

LAST MEETING - Dolphins beat Seahawks 21-19, Nov. 9, 2008

LAST WEEK - Seahawks beat Jets, 28-7; Dolphins lost at Bills, 19-14

SEAHAWKS OFFENSE - OVERALL (26), RUSH (6), PASS (32)

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

DOLPHINS OFFENSE - OVERALL (28), RUSH (21), PASS (24)

DOLPHINS DEFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (9), PASS (27)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seahawks are last in NFL in big plays, and Dolphins are next-to-last. Seattle has gained at least 20 yards 27 times, Miami 29 times. ... Miami punter Brandon Fields leads NFL with average of 51.0 yards. Seattle's Jon Ryan ranks fourth at 49.0. ... Reggie Bush will play against former college coach, Seattle's Pete Carroll. ... Russell Wilson leads NFL rookies with 15 touchdown passes, but Seahawks rank last in league at 175 yards passing per game. ... On road, Wilson has only four TD passes and eight interceptions. ... Seahawks Bruce Irvin leads all rookies with seven sacks. ... Seahawks rank second in points allowed at 16.1 per game, but opponents 16 for 16 on field-goal tries. ... Ryan Tannehill needs 91 yards passing to break Dolphins' rookie record of 2,210 set by Dan Marino in 1983. ... Tannehill has thrown six touchdown passes, which is tied for 31st in league. ... Dolphins have scored touchdown on one of their past 30 offensive possessions. ... Bush has totaled 41 yards rushing over past two games. ... Dolphins have allowed touchdowns on 37 percent of red-zone possessions, second-best in the league. ... Dolphins rank last in league in fourth-down defense. Opponents have converted nine of 10 tries. ... Miami's Dan Carpenter 13 for 18 on field-goal tries for career-low 72 percent, which ranks 29th in league.

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BALTIMORE (8-2) At SAN DIEGO (4-6)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Baltimore 4-6; San Diego 5-5

SERIES RECORD - Tied 4-4

AP PRO32 RANKING - Ravens No. 6; Chargers No. 20

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Ravens 34-14, Dec. 18, 2011

LAST WEEK - Ravens beat Steelers 13-10; Chargers lost to Broncos 30-23

RAVENS OFFENSE - OVERALL (21), RUSH (25), PASS (16)

RAVENS DEFENSE - OVERALL (25), RUSH (27), PASS (23)

CHARGERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (23), RUSH (22), PASS (17)

CHARGERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (8), RUSH (3), PASS (19)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Ravens have won three straight and seven of eight; lead AFC North by two games. ... Game separates Baltimore's two games with Steelers this year. ... Ravens playing on road for fourth time in five games. ... Chargers trail Denver by three games in AFC West, plus Broncos hold tiebreaker by virtue of season sweep, so deficit actually four games. Chargers went into weekend trailing Pittsburgh and Indianapolis by two games in wild card race and Cincinnati by one game. ... Ravens S Ed Reed had one-game suspension for illegal hits overturned on appeal and instead fined $50,000. Decision made by NFL hearing officer Ted Cottrell, who was fired as Chargers defensive coordinator by coach Norv Turner the day after loss to New Orleans in London in 2008. Cottrell a favorite of Chargers GM A.J. Smith, who hired Cottrell as defensive coordinator same day he hired Turner as coach in February 2007. ... Turner 111-118-1 in head coaching stops with Washington, Oakland and San Diego. ... With 80 career touchdown catches, Chargers TE Antonio Gates needs one more to tie Lance Alworth's team record. ... Gates has 623 career catches and needs 40 more to pass Hall of Fame tight end Ozzie Newsome (662) for fourth-most catches by tight end in NFL history. Newsome is Ravens GM. ... In last meeting, Chargers beat Ravens 34-14 on Dec. 18 in San Diego, sacking Joe Flacco five times and intercepting him twice. Ravens clinched playoff berth earlier that day thanks to losses by New York Jets, Oakland and Tennessee. ... Chargers went on to miss playoffs for second straight year. ... Chargers QB Philip Rivers has committed 43 turnovers in last 26 games, including 14 interceptions and four lost fumbles this season. He has 34 interceptions in 922 attempts in his last 26 games. By comparison, Ryan Leaf had 36 interceptions in 655 attempts in 25 career games.

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ST. LOUIS (3-6-1) At ARIZONA (4-6)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Cardinals by 3

RECORD VS. SPREAD - St. Louis 6-4; Arizona 4-6

SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 33-32-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Rams No. 26; Cardinals No. 25

LAST MEETING - Rams beat Cardinals 17-3, Oct. 4, 2012

LAST WEEK - Rams lost to Jets 27-13; Cardinals lost to Falcons 23-19

RAMS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (12), PASS (21)

RAMS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (17), PASS (14)

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (30), PASS (26)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (21), PASS (5)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Neither team has won since Rams beat Cardinals Oct. 4. ... St. Louis' five straight games without opponent turnover longest such streak since 1950. ... Rams sacked Kevin Kolb nine times in the first meeting. ... Rams 29 sacks rank fourth in NFL. ... St. Louis 2-0-1 against NFC West, 1-6 against everyone else. ... Rams RB Steven Jackson 322 yards shy of 10,000 yards rushing for career. ... Rams WR Chris Givens first rookie to catch a pass of at least 50 yards in five straight games. ... Jets converted both of St. Louis' lost fumbles into TDs last week. ... Both teams brought player named Wells back from NFL's inactive/designated to return list this week - the Rams' C Scott Wells, and the Cardinals' RB Beanie Wells. ... Last week against Arizona, Atlanta's Matt Ryan became first player in 45 years to throw five interceptions and no touchdown passes and have his team win. ... Cardinals ILB Daryl Washington has 91 tackles, eight sacks, 10 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, an interception and 12 QB pressures. ... Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald has 99 career receptions against Rams. ... After Atlanta's six turnovers, Arizona has 22 takeaways, fourth-most in the NFL. ... Arizona QBs 11 of 27 for 41 net yards against Falcons. ... QB Ryan Lindley, in NFL debut, was one of seven Arizona rookies to play against Atlanta. ... Cardinals 4-0 when they lost at St. Louis, triggering losing streak at six games and counting.

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SAN FRANCISCO (7-2-1) At NEW ORLEANS (5-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - OFF

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Francisco 6-4; New Orleans 6-4

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 46-24-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - 49ers No. 2; Saints No. 12 (tie)

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Saints 36-32, Jan. 14, 2012

LAST WEEK - 49ers beat Bears 32-7; Saints beat Raiders 38-17

49ERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (1), PASS (27)

49ERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (2), RUSH (6), PASS (2)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (5), RUSH (26), PASS (2)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (31)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - 49ers QB Alex Smith had three TDs, 0 INTs and a 103.2 rating when teams last met in last season's divisional playoffs. He also ran for a 28-yard TD. ... When Smith sat out last week (concussion), QB Colin Kaepernick had two TDs, 0 INTs and 133.1 rating in first career start against Chicago last Monday night. ... WR Michael Crabtree has four TDs in past three games. He also had TD catch in last season's playoff victory over New Orleans. ... 49ers average 165.3 yards rushing, most in NFL. ... 49ers allow 13.4 points per game, fewest in NFL. ... LB Aldon Smith has 29 career sacks, most by player in first 26 games. He had 5 1/2 sacks last week. ... New Orleans has won five of last six after 0-4 start. ... QB Drew Brees holds NFL records with TD passes in 53 straight games and 20 or more completions in 46 straight. ... New Orleans has allowed at least 400 yards of offense in all 10 games. ... New Orleans has rushed for 140 yards or more in each of last three games, all with RB Darren Sproles out (broken hand). ... WR Marques Colston has 55 career TDs and needs one more to pass Deuce McAllister for most by Saint. ... Colston has seven TDs in past seven games. ... WR Lance Moore had two TDs last week.

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GREEN BAY (7-3) At NEW YORK GIANTS (6-4)

Sunday, 8:25 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Giants by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Green Bay 5-5; New York 4-4-2

SERIES RECORD - Packers 31-24-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Packers No. 5; Giants No. 9

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Packers 37-20, Jan. 15, 2012

LAST WEEK - Packers beat Lions 24-20; Giants had bye

PACKERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (18), RUSH (24), PASS (11)

PACKERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (11), PASS (21)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (11T), RUSH (13), PASS (9)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (15), PASS (25)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Fourth meeting between Giants and packers in three seasons. Green Bay won two regular-season games, New York won playoff game last season. Packers five-game win streak tied with Denver for NFL's longest current streak. ... In past seven games, quarterback Aaron Rodgers 6-1 with 24 touchdowns, four interceptions and 117 QB rating. In last two regular-season starts vs. New York, he has thrown for 773 yards, eight TDs, one interception with a 121.2 rating. Packers 25-0 when Rodgers starts and has 115-plus rating. ...Wide receiver Randall Cobb caught six touchdowns in last four games and aims for fifth straight game with TD. He is only player in NFL with 600-plus yards on kickoff returns, 500-plus yards receiving, 200-plus on punt returns and 100-plus rushing. ...Receiver James Jones tied for NFC lead with eight TDs receiving. Receiver Greg Jennings has 14 catches for 236 yards and TD in last two games against Giants. ...Since 2010, cornerback Tramon Williams tied for NFL lead with 15 interceptions. ...LB Clay Matthews had 38-yard interception return for touchdown, sack and forced fumble in Packers' 38-35 win here last year. ...Cornerback Casey Hayward leads all rookies with five interceptions. ... New York comes off bye on two-game losing streak. ... Quarterback Eli Manning has thrown 197 touchdown passes and needs two to tie Phil Simms for most by Giant. ... In past two games against Green Bay, including playoffs, he has a 106.9 rating with six TDs, two interceptions and 677 yards. Two-time Super Bowl MVP has not thrown TD in last three games. ...Giants 10-0 when halfback Ahmad Bradshaw runs for at least 100 yards. ... Receiver Victor Cruz has 28 catches for 427 yards and five touchdowns in last four home games. ...Receiver Hakeem Nicks had seven catches for 165 yards and two TDs in playoff win over Green Bay. ... In last five games, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul has five sacks, forced fumble and interception return for TD. ...Justin Tuck has a sack in all three regular-season games between the teams, while fellow defensive end Osi Umenyiora is two sacks shy of 75 in his career. ...Stevie Brown leads NFL safeties with five interceptions. ... Kicker Lawrence Tynes has already surpassed his single-season career best with 28 field goals. He has a shot to break David Akers (49ers) single-season NFL record for points by player with no touchdowns (166), set last season. The Giants record is 148 points by Jay Feely in 2005. Tynes' career high is 126 points in 2009.

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CAROLINA (2-8) At PHILADELPHIA (3-7)

Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - Off

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 4-6; Philadelphia 1-8-1

SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 5-2

AP PRO32 RANKING - Panthers No. 28; Eagles No. 27

LAST MEETING - Eagles beat Panthers 38-10, Sept. 13, 2009

LAST WEEK - Panthers lost to Buccaneers 27-21; Eagles lost to Redskins 31-6

PANTHERS OFFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (16), PASS (18)

PANTHERS DEFENSE - OVERALL (19), RUSH (20), PASS (17)

EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (14), RUSH (11), PASS (15)

EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (19), PASS (13)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Panthers coach Ron Rivera linebackers coach under Andy Reid in Philadelphia from 1999-2003. ... Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott spent 12 seasons with Eagles, including two years as defensive coordinator after Jim Johnson passed away in 2009. ... Eagles have won three straight meetings since Panthers beat them in Philadelphia in 2004 NFC title game. ... QB Cam Newton only player in NFL history with 6,000 yards passing, 30 TDs passing, 1,000 yards rushing and 15 TDs rushing in first two NFL seasons. ... RB DeAngelo Williams has scored TD in last two meetings. ... WR Steve Smith and TE Greg Olsen have TD catches in two of last three games vs. Eagles. ... Eagles QB Michael Vick 6-3 vs. Panthers, but status uncertain because of concussion that forced him to miss last week's game. ... If RB LeSean McCoy doesn't play because of concussion, rookie Bryce Brown will make first start since senior year in high school in 2009. ... Rookie DT Fletcher Cox has sacks in two straight games. ... WR DeSean Jackson had 85-yard punt return for TD in last game vs. Carolina. ... Eagles have lost six straight games in season for first time since 1994.

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