NFL PREVIEW: NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (8-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (4-6)
REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:
LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 9-2
STREAKS: Broncos have won past 5
LAST GAME: 11/13/16: Broncos 25 at Saints 23
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/28/12: Broncos 34, Saints 14
QB TAYSOM HILL completed 18 of 23 attempts (78.3 pct.) for 233 yards with 108.9 rating & had 51 rush yards & 2 rush TDs in 1st career start at QB. Is 4th player (AARON BROOKS, DAUNTE CULPEPPER & DANIEL JONES) with 2+ rush TDs in 1st career start at QB. Aims for his 4th in row with 40+ rush yards. • RB ALVIN KAMARA ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,179 scrimmage yards (648 rec., 531 rush) & became 1st player with 500+ rush yards & 500+ rec. yards in each of 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Aims for his 4th in row with rush TD. Leads RBs with 67 receptions & ranks 2nd in total TDs (12). • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had season-high 9 receptions for 104 yards last week. Has 489 career receptions & surpassed JARVIS LANDRY (481) for most catches by player in his 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Has 24 games with 9+ receptions since 2016, most in NFL. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 4 receptions for 66 yards last week. Had 404 receptions for 5,361 yards & 28 TDs in 6 seasons (2014-19) with Den. TE JARED COOK has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had season-high 3 sacks in Week 11, his 4th-career game with 3+ sacks. Has 13.5 sacks in his past 10 on road. Had sack & 3 TFL in last meeting. DE TREY HENDRICKSON had 2 sacks last week. Ties for NFL-lead with career-high 9.5 sacks this season. Aims for his 5th in row on road with sack. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 7 tackles & sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Is 1 of 2 (DEVIN WHITE) with 60+ tackles (66) & 4+ sacks (4) in 2020. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with 12+ tackles. CB JANORIS JENKINS had career-high 5 PD in Week 11.
QB DREW LOCK completed 18 of 30 passes (60 pct.) for 270 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 250+ pass yards. Has 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT in 2 career starts vs. NFC. Has 9 TDs (8 pass. 1 rush) vs. 5 INTs in 7 career home starts. • RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 84 rush yards & 2 rush TDs last week. Had 79 scrimmage yards (43 rec., 36 rush) & 2 rush TDs in only career game vs. NO (10/2/16 with Chargers). Has 80+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of past 3 at home. Has 523 rush yards this season & is 1 of 2 in NFL (TODD GURLEY) with 500+ rush yards in each of past 6 seasons. RB PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 82 yards in Week 11. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 75+ scrimmage yards. • WR TIM PATRICK had 5 catches for career-high 119 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 60+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC South with TD catch. Rookie WR JERRY JEUDY has 180 rec. yards (90 per game) & TD catch in 2 career games vs. NFC South. Ranks 4th among rookies with 589 rec. yards. Rookie WR KJ HAMLER has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Jeudy (37) & Hamler (25) are only pair of rookie WR teammates each with 25+ catches this season. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 5 tackles & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Aims for 4th in row at home with sack. LB MALIK REED had 1.5 sacks in Week 11. Aims for 4th in row at home with sack. DT DESHAWN WILLIAMS led team with 1st 2 sacks of season last week. Has TFL in 2 of past 3. DE DRE’MONT JONES had sack in Week 11. Has sack in 2 of past 3. S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 2 PD & INT last week. Has INT in 3 of past 4.
ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 138 (NO), 83 (Den) | XM: 381 (NO), 225 (Den)