NFL NEWS: CHICAGO BEARS (2-0) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (0-2)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 14-13

STREAKS: Bears have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/10/17: Falcons 23 at Bears 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/12/14: Bears 27, Falcons 23

BEARS NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY passed for 190 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in Week 2. Has 8 TDs vs. INT for 101.4 rating in 4 career starts vs. NFC South. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 127 scrimmage yards (82 rush, career-high 45 rec.) & TD catch last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. RB TARIK COHEN had 113 scrimmage yards (66 rush, 47 rec.), 8 receptions & TD catch in last meeting. Is 1 of 4 RBs (CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY, ALVIN KAMARA & JAMES WHITE) with 200+ catches (206) since 2017. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON had TD catch in only career game vs. Atl. (12/20/15 w/ Jax.). Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 vs. NFC South & aims for his 6th in row vs. division with TD catch. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 70+ rec. yards. WR DARNELL MOONEY (rookie) had 1st career rec. TD in Week 2. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 9 rec. TDs in 13 career games vs. Atl. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. Atl. • LB KHALIL MACK had sack & FR in Week 2. Is 1 of 2 (CHANDLER JONES) with 60+ sacks (62.5) & 20+ FFs (20) since 2014. LB ROBERT QUINN had sack & FF last week. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Had sack in only career game vs. Atl. (9/15/13 w/ Rams). Has 25 FFs since 2012, 2nd-most in NFL. DT AKIEM HICKS had sack in Week 2. Had 2 sacks in last meeting & has 4.5 sacks in his past 5 vs. Atl. CB KYLE FULLER had 2 PD last week. CB JAYLON JOHNSON (rookie) had 2 PD in Week 2. Ranks 2nd in NFL in PD (5). S DEON BUSH had 1st-career INT last week.

FALCONS:

QB MATT RYAN passed for 273 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 126.3 rating last week. Passed for 321 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 300+ pass yards. • RB TODD GURLEY had 61 rush yards last week. Had 133 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 36 rec.) & rush TD in his last game vs. Chi. (11/17/19 w/ LAR). Since 2015, leads NFL with 71 scrimmage TDs & ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (7,612). • WR JULIO JONES aims for his 3rd in row at home with 150+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with TD catch. Since 2011, leads NFL with 12,306 rec. yards. WR CALVIN RIDLEY led team with 7 catches for 109 yards & 2 TDs in Week 2 & is 1st player since HOFer MARVIN HARRISON (1999) with 100+ rec. yards & 2+ rec. TDs in each of team’s 1st 2 games. WR RUSSELL GAGE had 2nd-career TD catch last week. TE HAYDEN HURST had 4th-career rec. TD last week, his 1st TD with Atl. • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had career-high 3 FFs last week, 5th player since 2010 with 3+ FFs in single game. DE DANTE FOWLER had 0.5 sacks & FF in Week 2. LB DEION JONES had 0.5 sacks last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 at home. DT GRADY JARRETT had FR in Week 2. Has 3.5 sacks in his past 4 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. Has 2 sacks & 5 TFL in his past 4 vs. NFC North. S DAMONTAE KAZEE led team with 8 tackles in Week 2. CB ISAIAH OLIVER had 7th career game with 2 PD last week. Has 5 PD in his past 5. CB DARQUEZE DENNARD had PD in Week 2.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 156 (Chi), 106 (Atl) | XM: 389 (Chi), 231 (Atl)

 

NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-0) AT BUFFALO BILLS (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // BILLS STADIUM // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Bills lead all-time series, 7-5

STREAKS: Bills have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/9/16: Bills 30 at Rams 19

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/12: Rams 15, Bills 12

RAMS NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF passed for 267 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 142.1 rating in Week 2. Is 1 of 4 QBs (DREW BREES, RYAN TANNEHILL & RUSSELL WILSON) with 4 games (4) of 3+ TD passes & rating of 140+ since 2017. Aims for his 5th in row on road with 250+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON had career-high 121 scrimmage yards (81 rush, 40 rec.) & rush TD in Week 2. RB MALCOLM BROWN has 3 rush TDs in his past 3. • WR COOPER KUPP had 5 catches for team-high 81 yards in Week 2. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 on road. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC. WR ROBERT WOODS had 3rd-career rush TD last week. Had 203 catches for 2,451 yards & 12 TDs in 4 seasons with Buf. (2013-16). TE TYLER HIGBEE had 5 receptions for 54 yards & career-high 3 TDs in Week 2, 1st Rams TE with 3 TD catches in single game since DAMONE JOHNSON (1988). • DL AARON DONALD had 0.5 sacks & 2 TFL in last meeting. Has 5 sacks in his past 6 on road. Since 2014, leads NFL in TFL (118) & ranks 2nd with 73 sacks. LB MICAH KISER had career-high 16 tackles & 1st-career FF in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. LB KENNY YOUNG had 1st-career FR last week. Had sack in only career game vs. Buf. (9/9/18 w/ Bal.). CB JALEN RAMSEY has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. CB TROY HILL had his 5th-career INT in Week 2. S JOHN JOHNSON had 2 PD in Week 2. Rookie S JORDAN FULLER had 9 tackles last week. Ties for 2nd among rookies with 17 tackles in 2020.

BILLS:

QB JOSH ALLEN completed 24 of 35 passes (68.6 pct.) & set career highs in pass yards (417), TD passes (4) & rating (147) last week, 1st Buf. QB with 400+ pass yards in single game since 2002 (DREW BLEDSOE). Is 4th QB with 700+ pass yards (729), 6+ TD passes (6) & 0 INTs through team’s 1st 2 games of a season in NFL history. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 110+ rating. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had season-high 76 scrimmage yards (56 rush, 20 rec.) last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC with TD. Has 110+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. RB ZACK MOSS is only rookie RB with rec. TD this season. • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 8 catches for 153 yards & TD last week. Had 11 catches for 123 yards in his last game vs. LAR (9/27/18 with Min.). Tied for NFL lead with 239 rec. yards. WR JOHN BROWN had 4 catches for 82 yards & TD in Week 2. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. Is 1 of 3 AFC WRs (KEELAN COLE & TYREEK HILL) with rec. TD in each of 1st 2 games of season. WR COLE BEASLEY had 5 catches for 70 yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with rec. TD. Rookie TE REGGIE GILLIAM had 1st-career TD catch in Week 2. • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had 2 PD last week. Has 2+ PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Has 5 PD in his past 3 at home. S JORDAN POYER had 8 tackles & sack last week. Had FR & TFL in his last game vs. Rams (10/25/15 with Cle.). DE MARIO ADDISON aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 2 sacks in his past 2 vs. LAR. DT ED OLIVER had sack & PD in Week 2.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (LAR), 108 (Buf) | XM: 383 (LAR), 228 (Buf)

 

NFL PREVIEW: WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (1-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // FIRSTENERGY STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 33-12-1

STREAKS: Washington has won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 10/2/16: Browns 20 at Washington 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/16/12: Washington 38, Browns 21

WASHINGTON NOTES:

QB DWAYNE HASKINS passed for 223 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 88.3 rating in Week 2. Has 2 TDs vs. INT for 82.3 rating in 2 career starts vs. AFC. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON (rookie) rushed for 55 yards & had 1stcareer rush TD last week. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had 53 rush yards last week. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN led team with 7 receptions for 125 yards & had TD catch in Week 2, his 4th-career 100-yard game. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with rec. TD. Has 5 TD catches in 7 career road games. WR STEVEN SIMS had 53 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has 4 TD catches in his past 5. • DE CHASE YOUNG (rookie) had sack & 2 TFL in Week 2. Ties for NFL-lead with 2.5 sacks (T.J. WATT). Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & can become 1st player since MYLES GARRETT (2017) with sack in each of 1st 3 career games. DT MATT IOANNIDIS had TFL in Week 2. Has 6 sacks & 7 TFL in his past 7 on road. DE RYAN KERRIGAN had 2 PD in only career game at Cle. (12/16/12). Is franchise’s all-time leader in sacks (92). LB KEVIN PIERRE-LOUIS led team with career-high 15 tackles & had 2nd-career FF last week, his 3rd career game with 10+ tackles. LB JON BOSTIC had 7 tackles & sack in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ tackles & sack. Had 9 tackles & sack in his last game at Cle. (9/9/18 w/ Pit.). S LANDON COLLINS had 5 tackles, sack & INT in Week 2. Ranks 2nd among DBs in TFL (28) since 2016.

BROWNS NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 16 of 23 passes (69.6 pct.) for 219 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 110.6 rating last week, his 6th-career game with 110+ rating. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 245+ pass yards. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ TD passes. • RB NICK CHUBB rushed for 124 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 889 scrimmage yards (127 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 7 vs. NFC. Has 105+ rush yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Has 1,494 rush yards since 2019, 2nd-most in NFL. RB KAREEM HUNT had 101 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 15 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 2. Had 121 scrimmage yards (101 rush, 20 rec.) in only career game vs. Was. (10/2/17 with KC). Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Chubb (2) & Hunt (2) only pair of AFC RB teammates each with 2+ TDs this season. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. led team with 4 catches for 74 yards & TD last week. Has 48 catches for 665 yards (110.8 per game) & 5 TDs in 6 career games vs. Was. WR JARVIS LANDRY had 46 rec. yards in Week 2. Had 8 catches for 53 yards in only career game vs. Was. (9/13/15 with Mia.). Has 7+ catches in 3 of 4 career games vs. NFC East. • DE MYLES GARRETT had sack & FF last week. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC with sack. DE ADRIAN CLAYBORN aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 7 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 2 vs. NFC East. DT SHELDON RICHARDSON had 6 tackles, 2 TFL & sack in Week 2. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 at home. CB DENZEL WARD tied career high with 3 PD last week. Has 5 PD in his past 3.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (Was), 119 (Cle) | XM: 384 (Was), 229 (Cle)

 

NFL PREVIEW: TENNESSEE TITANS (2-0) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-2)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // U.S. BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 9-4

STREAKS: Vikings have won 6 of past 7

LAST GAME: 9/11/16: Vikings 25 at Titans 16

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/7/12: Vikings 30, Titans 7

TENNESSEE NOTES:

QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 18 of 24 passes (75 pct.) for 239 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 145.7 rating last week, his 4th game with 145+ rating since 2018, tied-most in NFL (DREW BREES). Has 4 TDs vs. INT for 98.6 rating in 2 career games vs. Min. Has 9 TDs vs. INT for 122.6 rating in his past 4 on road. Has 11 games with 2+ TD passes since 2019, most in AFC. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 84 yards last week. Has 716 scrimmage yards (143.2 per game) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 on road. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 11 straight, longest active streak in AFC. Since 2019, leads NFL with 1,740 rush yards. • WR A.J. BROWN has 3 rec. TDs in 4 career games vs. NFC. Has 120+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR COREY DAVIS had 1st TD catch of season last week. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES had 5 catches for 48 yards & TD in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Had 6 catches for 68 yards in only career game vs. Min. (9/24/17 with TB). TE JONNU SMITH had 4 catches for career-high 84 yards & 2 TDs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Leads AFC TEs with 3 rec. TDs. • S KENNY VACCARO had 11 tackles, 2 PD & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. S KEVIN BYARD has PD in 6 of his past 7 on road. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had career-high 11 tackles & 2 PD last week. Has 8 PD in his past 6. Rookie CB KRISTIAN FULTON had 1st-career INT last week. LB HAROLD LANDRY had 5 tackles & INT in Week 2. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had FF in his last game vs. Min. (12/2/19 with Sea.).

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS has 100+ rating in 7 of his past 8 starts at home. Aims for his 4th in row at home vs. AFC with 100+ rating. Since 2018, ranks 4th in NFL with 69.2 comp. pct. • RB DALVIN COOK had 63 rush yards & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 12 TDs (11 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 10 at home & aims for his 8th in row at home with TD. Has 763 scrimmage yards (95.4 per game) & 5 rush TDs in 8 career games vs. AFC. Since 2019, ties-3rd in NFL with 16 rush TDs. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 54 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 at home. WR VAN JEFFERSON ranks 4th among NFC rookies with 76 rec. yards in 2020. TE KYLE RUDOLPH has rec. TD in 3 of his past 5 at home vs. AFC. Had rec. TD in only career home meeting vs. Ten. (10/7/12). • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had sack & FF last week, his 1st with Min. Had sack, FF & FR in his last game vs. Ten. (11/24/19 w/ Jax.). Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC South. Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC South with FF. LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 12 tackles & had TFL last week. Is 1 of 4 NFC LBs with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 games. Has 40 tackles (8 per game) & 4 PD in 5 career games vs. AFC South. Had 77-yard INT-TD in last meeting. LB ERIC WILSON had 1st-career INT in Week 2. CB HOLTON HILL had 1st-career sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ tackles. S ANTHONY HARRIS has 2 INTs & 4 PD in his past 5 at home. S HARRISON SMITH had 8 tackles & TFL in last meeting. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3 at home.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, AJ Ross (field reporter)

SIRIUS: 111 (Ten), 83 (Min) | XM: 387 (Ten), 225 (Min)

 

NFL PREVIEW: LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (2-0) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 17-14-1

STREAKS: Patriots have won past 5

LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Patriots 34 at Raiders 8

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/14: Patriots 16, Raiders 9

RAIDERS NOTES:

QB DEREK CARR completed 28 of 38 passes (73.7 pct.) for 282 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.7 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 97+ rating. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (JOSH ALLEN) with 500+ pass yards, 70+ comp. pct. & 0 INTs this season. • RB JOSH JACOBS had 105 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 17 rec.) last week & is only AFC RB with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 2 games of season. Leads all AFC RBs with 244 scrimmage yards & 3 TDs this season. RB JALEN RICHARD had 4th-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with 50+ scrimmage yards. FB ALEC INGOLD had TD catch in Week 2. • TE DARREN WALLER had 12 catches for 103 yards & TD last week, his 2nd game with 10+ catches since 2019, most among TEs. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. NE (12/12/16 with Bal.). Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 6+ catches. Leads all TEs with 18 receptions this season. WR HUNTER RENFROW has 100+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR NELSON AGHOLOR had career-high 9 catches for 84 yards in SB LII vs. NE with Phi. WR ZAY JONES had 1st TD catch of season in Week 2. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. NE. • LB NICHOLAS MORROW had 7 tackles & 2nd-career INT last week. Had TFL in last meeting. LB CORY LITTLETON had 2 PD & INT in SB LIII vs. NE with LAR. S JOHNATHAN ABRAM had 4 tackles & PD last week. Leads all AFC safeties with 13 tackles this season. S LAMARCUS JOYNER aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. S ERIC HARRIS had PD in Week 2.

PATRIOTS NOTES:

QB CAM NEWTON completed 30 of 44 passes (68.1 pct.) for 397 yards & TD vs. INT for 94.6 rating & rushed for 47 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 8th-career game with 2+ rush TDs, most alltime by QB. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders with rush TD. Leads all QBs with 4 rush TDs, most by QB through 1st 2 weeks of season in NFL history. • RB SONY MICHEL has 2 rush TDs in 2 career games vs. AFC West. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with rush TD. RB JAMES WHITE aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with 5+ catches. Since 2016, leads all RBs in rec. TDs (20) & ranks 2nd in catches (278) & rec. yards (2,406). FB JAKOB JOHNSON had 1st-career TD catch last week. • WR JULIAN EDELMAN had 8 catches for career-high 179 yards last week. Had 10 catches for 84 yards in his last game vs. Raiders (9/21/14). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with rec. TD. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 236 rec. yards. WR N’KEAL HARRY set career highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (72) last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches. WR DAMIERE BYRD had 6 catches for 72 yards in Week 2. • CB STEPHON GILMORE had PD in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC West with PD. Has 10 PD & 2 INTs in his last 7 at home. S DEVIN MCCOURTY had 43-yard INT-TD last week, his 3rd-career TD. LB ADRIAN PHILLIPS had 6 tackles last week & leads team with 15 tackles. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Raiders. LB SHILIQUE CALHOUN had sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 132 (LV), 103 (NE) | XM: 388 (LV), 230 (NE)

 

NFL PREVIEW: SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-1) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (0-2)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Giants lead all-time series, 17-16

STREAKS: Giants have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/12/18: Giants 27 at 49ers 23

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/11/15: Giants 30, 49ers 27

49ERS NOTES:

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 1404. rating last week. QB NICK MULLENS completed 8 of 11 passes (72.7 pct.) for 71 yards in Week 2. Passed for 250 yards & TD vs. 2 INTs in last meeting. Has 250+ pass yards in 6 of 8 career starts. Aims for his 3rd road start in row with 275+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. • RB JERICK MCKINNON rushed for 77 yards & TD last week, incl. 55-yard rush, his 4th career rush of 50+ yards. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD. Has 192 scrimmage yards (96 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 2 career games vs. NYG. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 95+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. • WR KENDRICK BOURNE had 4 catches for team-high 67 rec. yards last week. Rookie WR BRANDON AIYUK had 21 rec. yards in NFL debut last week. TE JORDAN REED led team with 7 receptions & had 50 rec. yards & 2 TD catches, his 8th-career game with 2+ TDs. Has 5+ receptions in 4 of his past 6 vs. NYG. TE GEORGE KITTLE had 9 catches for 83 yards in last meeting. • LB FRED WARNER led team with 12 tackles in Week 2. Had 2 PD in last meeting. LB KWON ALEXANDER had 10 tackles in only career game vs. NYG (11/8/15 w/ TB). DL ARIK ARMSTEAD had sack & PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC East with TFL. DL KERRY HYDER had career-high 8 tackles in Week 2. CB EMMANUEL MOSELEY had 2 PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. CB K’WAUN WILLIAMS has 2 TFL, PD & FF in his past 3 on road. Is 1 of 4 DBs with 4+ FFs (4) since 2019.

GIANTS NOTES:

QB DANIEL JONES passed for 241 yards last week. Has 25+ completions in 3 of his past 4 at home. • RB DION LEWIS had 56 scrimmage yards (36 rec., 20 rush) in Week 2. Had 49 scrimmage yards in his last game vs. SF (11/20/16 w/ NE). • WR GOLDEN TATE had 5 catches for 47 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch & 4th in row overall with 5+ receptions. Had 7 receptions for 109 yards in his last game vs. SF (9/16/18 w/ Det.). WR DARIUS SLAYTON has 3 rec. TDs in his past 3 at home. Since 2019, leads NFL with 4 games of 2+ rec. TDs. TE EVAN ENGRAM led team with 6 catches & 65 rec. yards in Week 2. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ led team with 8 tackles & had 11th career sack in Week 2. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL. Had 9 tackles with GB in 2019 NFC-C vs. SF. Since 2017, leads NFL with 462 tackles. LB KYLER FACKRELL had 1st sack with NYG last week. Had sack with GB in 2019 NFC-C vs. SF. LB LORENZO CARTER had sack in Week 2. Had 7 tackles & career-high 3 TFL in last meeting. LB MARKUS GOLDEN has 3 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 4 vs. SF. Had sack & 2 TFL in his last game vs. SF (10/28/18 w/ Az.). DB LOGAN RYAN had 6 tackles & FF last week. Leads all DBs with 5 FFs since 2019. Has 7 PD in 7 career games vs. NFC West. CB JULIAN LOVE had 2nd-career INT in Week 2. CB JAMES BRADBERRY had INT & tied career-high with 4 PD in Week 2. Leads NFL with 6 PD in 2020.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 82 (SF), 121 (NYG) | XM: 386 (SF), 227 (NYG)

 

NFL PREVIEW: CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-2) AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (0-2)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Bengals lead all-time series, 9-3-1

STREAKS: Bengals have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Eagles 14 at Bengals 32

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/13/12: Bengals 34, Eagles 13

BENGALS NOTES:

QB JOE BURROW completed 37 of 61 passes (60.1 pct.) for 316 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 90.6 rating last week, most completions by rookie in a single game in NFL since 1970. • RB JOE MIXON had season-high 86 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 40 rec.) last week. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has 3,958 scrimmage yards since entering NFL in 2017, 7th-most among RBs. RB GIOVANI BERNARD had 5 receptions in Week 2, his 24th-career game with 5+ catches. Has 50+ rush yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC East. • WR TYLER BOYD had 7 catches for team-high 72 yards & TD last week. Had 4 catches for 66 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. WR A.J. GREEN had 6 catches for 57 yards & TD in only career game vs. Phi. (12/13/12). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 7+ catches. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 8,987 career rec. yards, 4th-most in NFL since 2011. WR MIKE THOMAS had 1st-career TD catch in Week 2. TE DREW SAMPLE had career-high 7 catches for 45 yards last week. • DE CARLOS DUNLAP had career-high 4 PD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC East with PD. Dunlap (81.5) & DT GENO ATKINS (75.5) are only pair of active teammates each with 75+ career sacks. LB JOSH BYNES aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ tackles. S JESSIE BATES led team with season-high 10 tackles last week. Has PD in 5 of his past 6 on road. CB WILLIAM JACKSON had 3rd-career INT in Week 2.

EAGLES NOTES:

QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 242 yards in Week 2.Passed for 308 yards in last meeting. Has 300+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has 579 pass yards (289.5 per game) & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.3 rating in 2 career home starts vs. AFC North. • RB MILES SANDERS had 131 scrimmage yards (95 rush, 36 rec.) & rush TD in 2020 debut last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 125+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. has 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC. • WR DESEAN JACKSON led team with 6 receptions for 64 yards in Week 2. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Cin. (10/28/18 w/ TB). WR JALEN REAGOR is 1 of 5 rookies with 95+ rec. yards (6) through 1st 2 weeks of season. TE ZACH ERTZ had 5 catches in Week 2. 9 receptions for 79 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Has 49 games with 5+ catches since 2014, 2nd-most among TEs. • DE BRANDON GRAHAM had sack in Week 2. Had 2.5 sacks & FF in only career home game vs. Cin. (12/13/12). Has 5 sacks in his past 5 vs. AFC North. DT FLETCHER COX had TFL last week. Had 1.5 sacks in only career home game vs. Cin. (12/13/12). Aims for his 4th in row at home vs. AFC North with sack. DE DEREK BARNETT has 3sacks in his past 4. CB DARIUS SLAY had 5 tackles & TFL in Phi. debut last week. Had 3 PD in his last game vs. Cin. (12/24/17 w/ Det.). Leads all DBs with 104 PD since 2013. CB AVONTE MADDOX led team & tied career-high with 8 tackles in Week 2. LB NATHAN GERRY had 7 tackles last week. Has 6+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 at home.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 105 (Cin), 81 (Phi) | XM: 385 (Cin), 226 (Phi)

 

NFL PREVIEW: HOUSTON TEXANS (0-2) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 4-2

STREAKS: Steelers have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 12/25/17: Steelers 34 at Texans 6

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/20/14: Steelers 30, Texans 23

TEXANS NOTES:

QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4 pct.) for 275 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Is 1 of 3 QBs (JOSH ALLEN & DAK PRESCOTT) with 15+ rush TDs (15) since 2017. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had TD catch in his last game vs. Pit. (12/8/19 with Az.). Since 2015, ranks tied-2nd among RBs in TD catches (15) & 4th in rec. yards (2,267). RB DUKE JOHNSON ranks 3rd among RBs in catches (279) & rec. yards (2,580) since 2015. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 5 catches for team-high 95 yards last week. Had 4 catches for 60 yards & TD in only career game vs. Pit. (12/17/17 with NE). WR RANDALL COBB had 5 catches for 59 yards in Week 2. Had 4 catches for 58 yards & TD in only career game vs. Pit. (11/26/17 with GB). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with 5+ catches. WR KENNY STILLS had 5 catches for 162 yards & TD in only career game at Pit. (11/30/14 with NO). TE JORDAN AKINS had team-high 7 catches for 55 yards last week. TE DARREN FELLS had 18th-career rec. TD in Week 2. Has 7 rec. TDs since 2019, 3rd-most among TEs. • DE J.J. WATT had 2 sacks & PD last week, his 26th-career game with 2+ sacks, most in NFL since 2011. Had sack & FR in his last game vs. Pit. (10/20/14). Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with PD. Has 98 career sacks, tied 2nd-most since 2011. DE CHARLES OMENIHU had 4th-career sack last week. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 2 sacks & FF in his last game vs. Pit. (10/20/14). LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM led team with 15 tackles & had sack last week. Had career-high 3 PD in last meeting.

STEELERS NOTES:

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 29 of 41 passes (70.7 pct.) for 311 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 98.7 rating last week. Has 8 TDs vs. INT for 111.9 rating in 5 career games vs. Hou., 2ndhighest rating vs. any opponent in career (min. 5 games). • RB JAMES CONNER rushed for 106 yards & TD last week, his 6th game with 100+ rush yards & rush TD since 2018, tied 3rdmost in AFC. Has TD in 6 straight at home, 2nd-longest active streak in NFL (DALVIN COOK – 7 games). RB BENNY SNELL has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had season-high 7 catches for 48 yards last week. Had 6 catches for 75 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South. WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 8 catches for 92 yards & TD in Week 2. Smith-Schuster & Johnson are 2 of 3 AFC WRs with 6+ catches in each of 1st 2 games of season (STEFON DIGGS). Rookie WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 84-yard TD catch last week, longest scrimmage TD by Canadian-born player in NFL history. TE ERIC EBRON has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. Hou. • LB T.J. WATT had 2.5 sacks last week, his 6th game with 2+ sacks since 2018, tied-most in AFC (MYLES GARRETT). Has 15 sacks in his past 11 at home. LB BUD DUPREE had sack & FF in Week 2. Had FR in last meeting. Has sack & FF in 2 of his past 3 at home. S TREMAINE EDMUNDS had sack & PD last week. CB MIKE HILTON had 8 tackles, sack, PD & FR last week. Had career-high 3 sacks & FF in last meeting. Leads all CBs with 2 sacks this season.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 204 (Hou), 148 (Pit) | XM: 390 (Hou), 232 (Pit)

 

NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK JETS (0-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 4:05 PM ET // LUCAS OIL STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 41-29

STREAKS: Jets have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 10/14/18: Colts 34 at Jets 42

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/15: Jets 20, Colts 7

JETS NOTES:

QB SAM DARNOLD completed 21 of 32 passes (65.6 pct.) for 179 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 90.5 rating last week. Completed 24 of 30 passes (career-high 80 pct.) for 280 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 113.9 rating in last meeting. Has 250+ pass yards & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South. • RB FRANK GORE led team with 63 rush yards last week. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ind. Ranks 3rd in NFL history with 15,434 career rush yards & 4th with 19,330 career scrimmage yards. Had 3,742 scrimmage yards & 19 TDs in 3 seasons with Ind. (2015-17). • WR JAMISON CROWDER aims for his fourth in row on road with 6+ catches & rec. TD. WR CHRIS HOGAN had 6 catches for team high 75 yards last week. WR BRAXTON BERRIOS had career high 6 catches for 59 yards & 1st-career rec. TD in Week 2. TE CHRIS HERNDON had 56 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South. • DT QUINNEN WILLIAMS had 2 sacks & 1st-career FF last week. Is only DL with 2 sacks & FF in single game this season. LB JORDAN JENKINS had sack last week. Had FR in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South. S MARCUS MAYE had 7 tackles & PD in Week 2. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC South. CB PIERRE DESIR had 6th-career INT last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with PD. Had 119 tackles, 26 PD, 5 INTs & 2 FFs in 3 seasons with Ind. (2017-19). CB BRIAN POOLE had 6 tackles, TFL & PD in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with PD.

COLTS NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 19 of 25 passes (76 pct.) for 214 yards & TD vs. INT for 97.8 rating last week, his 44th-career game with 75+ comp. pct., 3rd-most in NFL history. Has 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. NYJ. Has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116 rating in his past 4 vs. AFC East. Ranks 6th all-time in pass yards (59,848) & TD passes (399). • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR rushed for 101 yards & 1st-career TD last week. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 199 scrimmage yards. RB NYHEIM HINES is 1 of 3 in AFC (MELVIN GORDON & KAREEM HUNT) with rush TD & rec. TD this season. RB JORDAN WILKINS has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. • WR T.Y. HILTON had 9 catches for 146 yards in his last game vs. NYJ (12/5/16). Has 8,679 career rec. yards, 5th-most since 2012. WR ZACH PASCAL had 1st TD catch of season last week. Had 5 catches in last meeting. Rookie WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had 4 catches in Week 2. Ranks tied-2nd among AFC rookies with 6 catches. TE MO ALIE-COX set career highs in catches (5) & rec. yards (111) last week. • LB DARIUS LEONARD had team-high 6 tackles & had TFL & PD last week. Had FF in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with sack. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 1.5 sacks & 1stcareer safety in Week 2. Had 2 sacks in only career game vs. NYJ (12/11/16 with SF). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with TFL. CB KENNY MOORE had 2 PD & INT last week. S KHARI WILLIS had 1st-career INT in Week 2.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 82 (NYJ), 121 (Ind) | XM: 386 (NYJ), 227 (Ind)

 

NFL PREVIEW: CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-2) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Panthers lead all-time series, 5-1

STREAKS: Panthers have won past 3

LAST GAME: 12/11/16: Chargers 16 at Panthers 28

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/16/12: Panthers 31, Chargers 7 (San Diego)

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for career-high 367 yards last week, his 7th-career 300+ pass yard game. Aims for his 3rd start in row on road with 275+ pass yards. Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 starts vs. AFC West. • RB MIKE DAVIS tied his career high with 8 catches for 74 yards last week, his 2nd-career game with 50+ rec. yards. Had 107 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 45 rec.) vs. LAC on 11/4/18 (w/ Sea.). • WR DJ MOORE had 8 receptions for team-high 120 yards last week., his 6th-career 100-yard game. Has 80+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. WR ROBBY ANDERSON led team with 9 catches & had 109 rec. yards in Week 2, his 10th-career 100- yard game. Is 1 of 2 (CALVIN RIDLEY) with 100+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 weeks. Had 5 catches for 51 yards in only career game vs. LAC (12/24/17 w/ NYJ). • DE BRIAN BURNS had 2 TFL in Week 2, 1st-career game with 2+ TFL. Has 1.5 sacks in 2 career road games vs. AFC. DT KAWANN SHORT had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 4 TFL in his past 5 on road. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD had 6 tackles last week. Has 35 tackles (8.8 per game) in his past 4 vs. LAC. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 5+ tackles. CB DONTE JACKSON had 8thcareer INT in Week 2. Has 5 PD in his past 5 on road. CB RASUL DOUGLAS led team with 7 tackles & had TFL last week. Has 2 PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC West. S TRE BOSTON had 4 tackles in Week 2. Had 27 tackles & INT in 8 games with LAC in 2017. S JEREMY CHINN ranks 3rd among NFC rookies with 14 tackles.

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) passed for 311 yards & TD vs. INT for 94.4 rating & rushed for 18 yards & TD last week in NFL debut, joining HOFer OTTO GRAHAM (1950) & CAM NEWTON (2011) as only players with 300+ pass yards & rush TD in 1st-career game in NFL history. QB TYROD TAYLOR had 125 pass yards & 55 rush yards in only career game vs. Car. (9/17/17 with Buf.). • RB AUSTIN EKELER led team with season-high 148 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 55 rec.) last week, his 6th game with 125+ scrimmage yards since 2019. tied 2nd-most in AFC. Rookie RB JOSHUA KELLEY had 113 scrim. yards (64 rush, 49 rec.) in Week 2. Ekeler & Kelley 1 of 2 pair of RB teammates (NICK CHUBB & KAREEM HUNT) each with 100+ scrim. yards in game this season. • WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 7 catches for 96 yards last week. Has 6+ catches in 6 of his past 7 vs. NFC. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 50+ rec. yards in 6 of his past 7 at home. WR JALEN GUYTON had 1st-career TD catch last week. TE HUNTER HENRY had season-high 6 catches for 83 yards in Week 2. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ catches. • DE JOEY BOSA aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in last meeting. Has 4 sacks in 3 career games vs. NFC South. DE MELVIN INGRAM is 1 of 2 DL in NFL (JURRELL CASEY) with PD in each of 1st 2 games this season. LB KENNETH MURRAY led team with career-high 10 tackles & had PD last week. CB CASEY HAYWARD aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC South with PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (Car), 108 (LAC) | XM: 383 (Car), 228 (LAC)

 

NFL PREVIEW: DETROIT LIONS (0-2) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // STATE FARM STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Lions lead all-time series, 33-28-6

STREAKS: Lions have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/8/19: Lions 27 at Cardinals 27 (OT)

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/8/19

LIONS NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 244 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 91 rating in Week 2. Passed for 385 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110 rating in last meeting. Since 2018, has 21 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 99.7 rating in 13 road starts. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 on road vs. NFC West. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON had 514 scrimmage yards (85.7 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 6 games with Az. in 2017. Has 907 scrimmage yards (129.6 per game) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 7 career games vs. Az. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Az. with TD. RB KERRYON JOHNSON had rush TD in Week 2. Has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6 on road. Had 62 scrimmage yards in last meeting. RB D’ANDRE SWIFT (rookie) set career highs with 5 receptions & 60 rec. yards last week. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY had TD catch in last meeting. Has 3 rec. TDs in 3 career games vs. Az. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. WR MARVIN JONES had TD catch in Week 2. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5 vs. NFC West. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 7 receptions for 104 yards & TD catch in last meeting. TE T.J. HOCKENSON led team with 62 rec. yards in Week 2. Had 6 catches for 131 yards & TD in last meeting, his NFL debut. • LB JAMIE COLLINS had sack & 2 TFL last week. Had sack in only career game vs. Az. (9/11/16 w/ NE). DE TREY FLOWERS has 3 sacks & 5 TFL in his past 5 on road. LB JAHLANI TAVAI had sack in last meeting. CB JEFF OKUDAH (rookie) led team with 7 tackles in NFL debut last week.

CARDS NOTES:

QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 286 yards & TD & had 67 rush yards & 2 TDs last week. Passed for 308 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT in last meeting, his NFL debut. Is 1st QB with 500+ pass yards (516) & 150+ rush yards (158) in 1st 2 games in SB era. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had 95 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 9 rec.) in Week 2. Has 5 rush TDs in 5 home games with Az. Had 87 scrimmage yards & rush TD in only career game vs. Det. (10/21/18 w/ Miami). • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS led team with 8 receptions for 68 yards & TD catch last week. Has 22 catches in 1st 2 weeks, most by player in 1st 2 games with team in NFL history. Has 28 games with 8+ catches since 2013, tied-3rd most in NFL. WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 7 receptions for 50 yards in Week 2. Had 8 catches for 113 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Ranks 2nd in NFL history in catches (1,389) & rec. yards (17,167). • LB CHANDLER JONES had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 at home. Since 2016, leads NFL with 61 sacks. LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL had 10 tackles, 2 TFL & 2 PD last week, his 7th-career 10+ tackle game. LB JORDAN HICKS had 10 tackles & TFL in Week 2. Had 14 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 10+ tackles. LB DEVON KENNARD had sack last week. Had 14 sacks & 18 TFL in 2 seasons with Det. (2018-19). CB PATRICK PETERSON has 2 INTs & 6 PD in 6 career games vs. Det. S BUDDA BAKER had 8 tackles in last meeting. Since 2017, leads all DBs with 325 tackles.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Brady Quinn, Sara Walsh (field reporter) SIRIUS: 105 (Det), 81 (AZ) | XM: 385 (Det), 226 (AZ)

 

NFL PREVIEW: TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (1-1) AT DENVER BRONCOS (0-2)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // EMPOWER FIELD AT MILE HIGH // REFEREE: LAND CLARK

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 7-2

STREAKS: Broncos have won 5 of past 6

LAST GAME: 10/2/16: Broncos 27 at Buccaneers 7

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/12: Broncos 31, Buccaneers 23

BUCS NOTES:

QB TOM BRADY passed for 217 yards with TD vs. INT in Week 2. Has 10 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.8 rating in his past 5 starts at Den. Has 3+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 starts vs. Den. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE rushed for 103 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 9th-career 100 rush yard game. Set career highs in rush yards (225) & scrimmage yards (245) in his last game vs. Den. (9/29/19 w/ Jax.). RB RONALD JONES had rush TD in Week 2. RB LESEAN MCCOY had 5 receptions in Week 2. Has 170 scrimmage yards (85 per game) in 2 career games at Den. • WR MIKE EVANS led team with 7 receptions for 104 yards & TD catch in Week 2. Is 1 of 3 NFC WRs (DK METCALF & CALVIN RIDLEY) with TD catch in each of 1st 2 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row with rec. TD. WR CHRIS GODWIN has 5+ receptions in 4 of his past 5 on road. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI has 26 receptions for 357 yards (89.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his last 4 vs. Den. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 9 tackles, FF & FR in Week 2. Is only player with 20+ FFs (22) & 15+ FRs (15) since 2012. Had 10 tackles, 3 TFL & INT in only career game at Den. (12/2/12). LB DEVIN WHITE had career-high 15 tackles in Week 2, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 14 sacks & 25 TFL in 4 seasons with Den. (2015-18). Has 9.5 sacks in his past 9 on road. LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had sack & FR last week. DT NDAMUKONG SUH had 2 sacks in Week 2, his 6th-career game with 2+ sacks. Rookie S ANTOINE WINFIELD had 11 tackles, 1stcareer sack & 1st-career FF.

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB JEFF DRISKEL passed for 256 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT last week in Den. debut. Has 10 TDs (9 pass, 1 rush) vs. 6 INTs in 8 career starts. • RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 84 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 14 rec.) & had TD catch last week. Had 138 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 54 rec.) & rush TD in only career game vs. TB (12/4/16 with SD). Has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career games vs. NFC South. Is 1 of 3 in AFC (NYHEIM HINES & KAREEM HUNT) with rush TD & rec. TD this season. RB ROYCE FREEMAN has 45+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. • WR JERRY JEUDY (rookie) had 4 catches for 62 yards last week. Leads all AFC rookie WRs with 8 catches this season & ranks 2nd with 118 rec. yards. WR TIM PATRICK has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Has 4+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. Rookie WR K.J. HAMLER had 48 rec. yards last week in NFL debut. TE NOAH FANT had 4 catches for 57 yards & TD in Week 2. Is 1 of 3 TEs (TRAVIS KELCE & JONNU SMITH) with TD catch in each of 1st 2 games of season. • S JUSTIN SIMMONS had 8 tackles, 2 PD, INT & TFL last week. S KAREEM JACKSON had FR in Week 2. Has PD in 2 of his past 3 at home. DT JURRELL CASEY had PD last week & ties for NFL lead among DL with 3 PD this season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 2+ TFL & sack. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC South with sack. DT MIKE PURCELL had 2nd-career sack in Week 2. DE SHELBY HARRIS had FF & TFL last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czaeriak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (TB), 83 (Den) | XM: 387 (TB), 225 (Den)

 

NFL PREVIEW: DALLAS COWBOYS (1-1) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // CENTURYLINK FIELD // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 10-8 STREAKS: Seahawks have won 4 of past 5 LAST GAME: 9/23/18: Cowboys 13 at Seahawks 24 LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/23/18

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 450 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 109.4 rating & had 3 rush TDs in Week 2, 1st player in NFL history with 400+ pass yards & 3+ rush TDs in single game. Is 1 of 3 QBs (RYAN FITZPATRICK & AARON RODGERS) with 5 games (5) of 400+ pass yards since 2018. Has 16 career games with both pass & rush TD, 3rd most by QB in 1st 5 seasons. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 122 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 33 rec.) & rush TD last week. Is only player with 120+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 2 games of season & aims for his 4th in row with 120+ scrimmage yards & TD. Has 256 scrimmage yards (128 per game) in 2 career games vs. Sea. Has 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 on road. • WR AMARI COOPER had 6 receptions for 100 yards in Week 2, his 20th-career 100-yard game. Rookie WR CEEDEE LAMB had 6 catches for team-high 106 yards, his 1st-career 100-yard game. WR MICHAEL GALLUP had 58 rec. yards in Week 2. Has 5+ catches & 90+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. TE DALTON SCHULTZ set career-highs with 9 receptions for 88 yards & had 1st-career TD catch last week. • DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 1st sack with Dal. in Week 2. LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 13 tackles last week. Is 1 of 4 NFC LBs (ERIC KENDRICKS, CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY & DEVIN WHITE) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 games. Had 8 tackles & sack in last meeting. DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 1.5 sacks in his past 2 vs. Sea.

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 288 yards & 5 TDs vs. INT for 132.1 rating in Week 2, his 4th-career game with 5 TD passes. Is 4th QB in NFL history with 4+ TD passes in each of 1st 2 games of season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. • RB CHRIS CARSON had 108 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 36 rec.) & TD catch in Week 2. Is only RB with rec. TD in each of 1st 2 games. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 124 scrimmage yards (102 rush, 22 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had team-high 7 catches for 67 yards & rec. TD last week. Had 77 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Has 9 rec. TDs in his past 10 at home. WR DK METCALF led team with 92 rec. yards & had TD catch in Week 2. Is 1 of 2 WRs (CALVIN RIDLEY) with 90+ rec. yards & rec. TD in each of 1st 2 games. Aims for his 4th in row with TD catch. WR DAVID MOORE had 8th-career rec. TD last week. Rookie WR FREDDIE SWAIN had 1st-career TD catch in Week 2. • S JAMAL ADAMS led team with 10 tackles & had sack in Week 2. Is only DB with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 games. Had 8 tackles, TFL & PD in his last game vs. Dal. (10/13/19 w/ NYJ). LB BOBBY WAGNER had 8 tackles last week. Had 8 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. CB QUINTON DUNBAR had INT & 2 PD in Week 2, his 1st INT with Sea. Has 3 PD in his past 3 vs. Dal. DT JARRAN REED had 2 sacks in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (Dal), 119 (Sea) | XM: 384 (Dal), 229 (Sea)

 

NFL PREVIEW: GREEN BAY PACKERS (2-0) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 27, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 16-9

STREAKS: Saints have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/22/17: Saints 26 at Packers 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/22/14: Saints 44, Packers 23

PACKERS NOTES:

PACKERS are 4th team in NFL history with 80+ points (85) & 1,000+ net yards of offense (1,010) in 1st 2 weeks of season. • QB AARON RODGERS passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.6 rating in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 300+ pass yards & 2+ TDs. Has 1,049 pass yards (349.7 per game) & 9 TDs (8 pass, 1 rush) vs. 3 INTs for 114.7 rating in his past 3 vs. NO. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NO with 300+ pass yards. • RB AARON JONES had career-high 236 scrimmage yards (168 rush, 68 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Is 1 of 4 RBs (TODD GURLEY, DERRICK HENRY & CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY) wth 30+ scrimmage TDs (32) since 2018. Had 131 rush yards & rush TD in last meeting. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS rushed for 63 yards in Week 2. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 7+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. Since 2016, leads NFL with 42 rec. TDs. WR MARQUEZ VALDESSCANTLING had 64 rec. yards in Week 2. • LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH had sack last week & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 6 sacks in his past 5 on road. LB PRESTON SMITH had 0.5 sacks in Week 2. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY led team with 12 tackles last week. Is 1 of 4 NFC LBs with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 games. LB RASHAN GARY had career-high 1.5 sacks in Week 2. CB JAIRE ALEXANDER has PD in 4 of his past 5 on road & aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. CB CHANDON SULLIVAN had 1st-career INT-TD last week.

SAINTS NOTES:

QB DREW BREES passed for 312 yards & TD vs. INT for 91.1 rating last week. Has 2,546 pass yards (363.7 per game) & 19 TDs (18 pass, 1 rush) vs. 4 INTs for 110.4 rating in 7 career starts vs. GB. Aims for his 8th in row vs. GB with 300+ pass yards. Aims for his 4th start in row vs. GB at home with 2+ TD passes. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 174 scrimmage yards (95 rec., 79 rush), 9 receptions & 2 rush TDs in Week 2. Aims for his 5th in row with 2+ TDs. Had 107 scrimmage yards (57 rush, 50 rec.) in last meeting. Has 8 games with 50+ rush yards & 50+ rec. yards since 2017, tied-2nd most in NFL. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 7 catches for 82 yards in last meeting. Has 10+ catches & 100+ yards in 6 of his past 7 at home. WR TRE’QUAN SMITH had 5 catches for 86 yards last week, his 3rd career game with 5+ receptions. TE JARED COOK had 30 catches for 377 yards & TD with GB in 2016. Has 3 rec. TDs in his past 4 at home. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had FF in last meeting. Had 2 sacks in his last home game vs. GB (10/26/14). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with TFL. LB DEMARIO DAVIS aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Had 2 sacks in his last game vs. GB (9/14/14 w/ NYJ). DE TREY HENDRICKSON had sack & 2 TFL last week & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DT DAVID ONYEMATA had sack in Week 2. S MALCOLM JENKINS had 11th-career sack last week. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had PD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row at home with PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Brandon Gaudin, Rod Woodson SIRIUS: 81 (GB), 83 (NO) | XM: 226 (GB), 225 (NO)

 

NFL PREVIEW: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-0) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-0)

WEEK 3 // MONDAY, SEPT. 28, 2020 // 8:15 PM ET // M&T BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 6-3

STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 3

LAST GAME: 9/22/19: Ravens 28 at Chiefs 33

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/20/15: Chiefs 34, Ravens 14

KANSAS CITY NOTES:
QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 302 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 90.9 rating & rushed for 54 yards last week, his 7th game with 300+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs since 2018, tiedmost in NFL (DREW BREES & AARON RODGERS). Completed 27 of 37 passes (73 pct.) for 374 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 132 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with 370+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. Has 18 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 127.1 rating in 5 career games vs. AFC North. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE (rookie) had 70 scrimmage yards (38 rush, 32 rec.) last week. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 208 scrimmage yards this season. RB DARREL WILLIAMS had careerhigh 109 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 47 rec.) in last meeting. • WR TYREEK HILL had 5 catches for team-high 99 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. Had 8 catches for 139 yards in his last game vs. Bal (12/9/18). WR MECOLE HARDMAN & WR DEMARCUS ROBINSON each had TD catch in last meeting. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 9 catches for 90 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches, 50 rec. yards & rec. TD. Had 7 catches for 89 yards in last meeting. Has 52 catches for 714 yards (102 per game) & 6 TDs in 7 career games on MNF. • DT CHRIS JONES has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. Has 3 PD in his past 2 on MNF. DE FRANK CLARK had sack in last meeting. Has sack in 5 of his past 6 on road. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with sack. S TYRANN MATHIEU had 3 PD in last meeting. S L’JARIUS SNEED leads all rookies with 2 INTs.

BALTIMORE NOTES:

QB LAMAR JACKSON completed 18 of 24 passes (75 pct.) for 204 yards & TD for 113.9 rating & rushed for 54 yards last week. Passed for 267 yards & rushed for TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 0 INTs. Has 17 TDs (14 pass, 3 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 134.7 rating in his past 5 at home. Has 14 TDs (12 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 133 rating in 4 career starts in primetime. Leads AFC with 134.6 rating this season. • RB MARK INGRAM had 77 scrimmage yards (55 rush, 22 rec.) & rush TD last week. Had 135 scrimmage yards (103 rush, 32 rec.) & 3 rush TDs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. KC with TD. Has 2+ TDs in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. RB GUS EDWARDS led team with 73 rush yards in Week 2. Rookie RB J.K. DOBBINS rushed for 48 yards last week. Leads all rookies with 2 TDs. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 5 catches for 42 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row in primetime with TD catch. WR WILLIE SNEAD has 2 rec. TDs in 2 career games on MNF. TE MARK ANDREWS aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC West with 5+ catches. Since 2019, leads all TEs with 10 rec. TDs. • CB MARCUS PETERS had 28th-career INT last week, tied 2ndmost among active players. Had INT in last meeting. Had 151 tackles, 55 PD, 19 INTs & 6 FFs in 3 seasons with KC (2015-17). CB MARLON HUMPHREY had FF last week & is only player in AFC with INT & FF this season. Had FF in last meeting. LB PATRICK QUEEN led team with 9 tackles last week & ranks 2nd among rookies with 17 tackles. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli SIRIUS: 81 (KC), 83 (Bal) | XM: 226 (KC), 225 (Bal)