NFL WEEK 1 GAME BY GAME: BY THE NUMBERS: 

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT ATLANTA FALCONS: INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 11-6

STREAKS: Seahawks have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/27/19: Seahawks 27 at Falcons 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/27/19

SEATTLE NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 4,110 yards with 31 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 106.3 rating in 2019. Has 86 career regular-season wins & needs 7 in 2020 to surpass PEYTON MANNING (92) for most by QB in his 1st 9 seasons. Has career 101.2 passer rating, 2nd-highest in NFL history (min. 1,500 attempts). Has 6 TDs vs. INT for 104 rating in 4 career starts vs. Atl. • RB CHRIS CARSON ranked 5th in NFL with career-high 1,230 rush yards & had 9 scrimmage TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) in 2019. Is only RB with 1,100+ rush yards & 7+ rush TDs in each of past 2 seasons. Rushed for 90 yards & TD in last meeting. RB CARLOS HYDE makes Sea. debut. Had career-high 1,070 rush yards with Hou. last season. • WR TYLER LOCKETT set career-highs in receptions (82) & rec. yards (1,057) & had 8 rec. TDs in 2019. Had 6 catches for 100 yards in last meeting. WR DK METCALF had 58 receptions for 900 yards last season, both 2nd-most by rookie in franchise history. TE GREG OLSEN makes Sea. debut. Ranks 5th all-time among TEs in catches (718) & rec. yards (8,444). • LB BOBBY WAGNER led NFL with 159 tackles in 2019, his 8thconsecutive season with 100+ tackles. Leads active players with 1,073 tackles since 2012. LB K.J. WRIGHT had career-high 132 tackles last season. LB BRUCE IRVIN had career-high 8.5 sacks with Car. in 2019 & had 22 sacks in 4 seasons (2012-15) with Sea. S JAMAL ADAMS makes Sea. debut. Had 6.5 sacks in 2019, tied 4th-most by DB in single season since 1982.

FALCONS NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN has 51,186 career pass yards & needs 290 to surpass HOFer JOHN ELWAY (51,475) for 9th-most in NFL history. Reached 50,000 pass yards 2nd-fewest games (186) in NFL history. Has 4,000+ pass yards in 9 consecutive seasons, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. Has 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 96.1 rating in 5 career starts vs. Sea. • RB TODD GURLEY makes Atl. debut. Since 2015, leads NFL in both rush TDs (58) & total TDs (70) & ranks 2nd in both rush yards (5,404) & scrimmage yards (7,494). Has 623 scrimmage yards (124.6 per game) & 11 TDs in his past 5 vs. Sea. • WR JULIO JONES ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,394 rec. yards last season & became 3rd WR (ANTONIO BROWN & TORRY HOLT) with 1,250+ rec. yards in 6 consecutive seasons in NFL history. Became fastest player (125 games) to reach 12,000 rec. yards in league annals. Has 55 career games with 100+ rec. yards, 4th most in NFL history. Has 489 rec. yards (122.3 per game) & TD catch in 4 career games vs. Sea. WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 63 catches for career-high 866 rec. yards & 7 TDs in 2019. • DT GRADY JARRETT had career-high 7.5 sacks last season. DE DANTE FOWLER makes Atl. debut. Had career-high 11.5 sacks with LAR in 2019. LB DEION JONES had 110 tackles last season, his 3rd career 100-tackle season. Is 1 of 4 with 4+ defensive TDs (4) since 2016. S DAMONTAE KAZEE has 10 INTs since 2018, tied-most in NFL. CB A.J. TERRELL was selected in 1st round (16th overall) in 2020 NFL Draft.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 156 (Sea), 108 (Atl) | XM: 388 (Sea), 228 (Atl)

 

 

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // M&T BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY

LEADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 31-11

STREAKS: Ravens have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/22/19: Ravens 31 at Browns 15

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/29/19: Browns 40, Ravens 25

BROWNS NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 22 TDs & career-high 3,827 yards last season, becoming 1st Cle. QB with 3,000+ pass yards in consecutive seasons since BERNIE KOSAR (1986-87). Has passed for 718 yards (359 per game) in 2 career games at Bal. Had season-high 342 pass yards in 2019 road meeting. • RB NICK CHUBB ranked 2nd in league with 1,494 rush yards last season, most in franchise history since HOFer JIM BROWN (1,544 in 1965). Rushed for season-high 165 yards & careerhigh 3 TDs in 2019 road meeting. RB KAREEM HUNT had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 8 games last season. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 74 catches for 1,035 yards & 4 TDs last season, his 5th career season with 1,000+ rec. yards. Has 286 rec. yards (95.3 per game) & 3 TD catches in 3 career games vs. Bal. WR JARVIS LANDRY had 83 catches for careerhigh 1,174 rec. yards & 6 rec. TDs last season. Had 15 catches for 241 yards (120.5 per game) in 2 games vs. Bal. last season. Aims for 5th in row vs. division with 70+ rec. yards. TE AUSTIN HOOPER makes Cle. debut. Set career highs in catches (75), rec. yards (787) & rec. TDs (6) last season with Atl. Had TD catch in only career game vs. Bal. (12/2/18 with Atl.). • DE MYLES GARRETT led team with 10 sacks & had 2 FFs last season, his 2nd consecutive season with 10+ sacks. Had 5 sacks in 5 road games last season. DE OLIVIER VERNON has sack in 4 of 5 career games vs. Bal. CB DENZEL WARD had 11 PD & 2 INTs in 12 games last season. Has 2+ PD in 2 of past 3 vs. division.

RAVENS NOTES:

QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 3,127 yards & league-high 36 TDs last season & rushed for 1,206 yards & 7 TDs, most rush yards by QB in single season in NFL history. At 22 years, 358 days, became youngest QB to win league MVP. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 3+ TD passes. Had 16 TD passes vs. 2 INTs & 111.6 rating in 7 home games last season. • RB MARK INGRAM rushed for 1,018 yards & had 15 TDs (10 rush, 5 rec.) last season, his 2nd career season with 1,000+ rush yards & 10+ rush TDs. Has 90+ scrimmage yards & TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Cle. Had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row vs. division with TD. RB GUS EDWARDS rushed for 711 yards last season. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of past 4 at home. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 46 catches for 584 yards & 7 TDs last season, tied 3rd-most rec. TDs among rookies. Led team with 7 catches for 126 yards in 2019 Divisional playoff game vs. Ten. WR WILLIE SNEAD had career-high 5 rec. TDs last season. Had TD catch in last home meeting. TE MARK ANDREWS led team in catches (64), rec. yards (852) & rec. TDs (10) last season, most rec. TDs among TEs. Had 3 rec. TDs in 2 games vs. Cle. last season. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch & 3rd in row vs. division with 2+ TD catches. • DE CALAIS CAMPBELL makes Bal. debut. Had FF in his last game vs. Cle. (11/19/17 with Jax.). LB MATTHEW JUDON led team with career-high 9.5 sacks & 4 FFs last season. CB MARCUS PETERS had 10 PD, 3 INTs & 2 INT-TDs in 10 games with Bal. last season.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 121 (Cle), 82 (Bal) | XM: 381 (Cle), 227 (Bal)

 

 

NEW YORK JETS AT BUFFALO BILLS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // BILLS STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY

LEADER: Bills lead all-time series, 62-56

STREAKS: Jets have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/29/19: Jets 13 at Bills 6

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19

JETS NOTES:

QB SAM DARNOLD set career highs in pass yards (3,024), TD passes (19), rating (84.3) & comp. pct. (61.9) last season. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with TD pass. • RB LE’VEON BELL had 1,250 scrimmage yards (789 rush, 461 rec.) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) last season, his 5th career season with 1,200+ scrimmage yards, tied for most among RBs since 2013 (FRANK GORE). Has 563 scrimmage yards (140.8 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career games vs. Buf. RB FRANK GORE makes NYJ debut. Rushed for 599 yards & 2 TDs last season with Buf., his 15th consecutive season with 500+ rush yards, most in NFL history. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of his past 4 vs. Buf. Ranks 3rd in NFL history with 15,347 career rush yards & 4th with 19,243 career scrimmage yards. • WR JAMISON CROWDER led team in catches (career-high 78), rec. yards (833) & rec. TDs (6) last season. Had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Buf. with 8+ catches. WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN makes NYJ debut. Set career highs in catches (36), rec. yards (645), & rec. TDs (6) last season with TB. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ rec. yards. WR DENZEL MIMS was selected in 2nd round (59th overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. • LB JORDAN JENKINS led team with career-high 8 sacks last season. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Buf. with sack & FF. LB NEVILLE HEWITT led team with 2 INTs last season. S MARCUS MAYE tied for team lead with career-high 7 PD last season. S BRADLEY MCDOUGALD makes NYJ debut. Had 2 INTs & FF last season with Sea.

BILLS NOTES:

QB JOSH ALLEN set career highs in pass yards (3,089), TD passes (20), rating (85.3), comp. pct. (58.8) & rush TDs (9) last season. Leads all QBs with 17 rush TDs since 2018 & ranks 2nd with 1,141 rush yards (LAMAR JACKSON). Joined CAM NEWTON as only QBs with 30+ TD passes & 15+ rush TDs in 1st 2 seasons in NFL history. Has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games. vs. NYJ. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY ranked 4th among rookie RBs in scrimmage yards (969) & tied for 4th in TDs (4) last season. Had 98 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 28 rec.) in only career game vs. NYJ. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 110+ scrimmage yards. • WR STEFON DIGGS makes Buf. debut after 5-year career with Min. Had 63 catches for career-high 1,130 rec. yards & 6 TDs last season. Had 8 catches in only career game vs. NYJ (10/21/18 with Min.). WR JOHN BROWN set career highs in catches (72) & rec. yards (1,060) last season. Had 7 catches for 123 yards & TD in his last game vs. NYJ. WR COLE BEASLEY had 67 catches for 778 rec. yards career-high & rec. TDs (6) last season. • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE tied for league lead with career-high 6 INTs last season. Was 1 of 4 in NFL with 5+ INTs & 2+ FFs (2) last season. CB JOSH NORMAN makes Buf. debut. Has 80 PD & 14 INTs in 8 seasons. S JORDAN POYER was 1 of 4 DBs with 3+ FFs (3) & 2+ INTs (2) last season. LB TREMAINE EDWARDS led team wth 115 tackles last season. DE MARIO ADDISON makes Buf. debut. Had 9.5 sacks last season with Car. & is 1 of 2 in NFL (CHANDLER JONES) with 9+ sacks in each of past 4 seasons.

 

 

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY

LEADER: All-time series tied, 3-3

STREAKS: Panthers have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/27/16: Panthers 32 at Raiders 35

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/12: Panthers 17, Raiders 6

RAIDERS NOTES:

QB DEREK CARR passed for career-high 4,054 yards with 23 TDs (21 pass, 2 rush) vs. 8 INTs last season for career-high 100.8 rating, becoming 1st QB in franchise history to pass for 4,000+ yards in consecutive seasons. Ranked 2nd in NFL with 70.5 comp. pct., highest single-season mark in franchise history. Has 1,446 pass yards (361.5 per game) & 10 TDs vs. INT for 109.2 rating in 4 career games vs. NFC South. • QB JOSH JACOBS led all rookies with 1,150 rush yards & 7 rush TDs last season. Has rushed for 367 yards (122.3 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 3 vs. NFC. RB THEO RIDDICK makes LV debut. Since 2014, ranks 4th among RBs with 281 receptions. • TE DARREN WALLER ranked 2nd among TEs in catches (90) & rec. yards (1,145) last season. Has 6+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. WR HUNTER RENFROW ranked 3rd among AFC rookies in receptions (49) & rec. yards (605) last season. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR HENRY RUGGS was selected 12th overall in 2020 NFL Draft. • DE MAXX CROSBY led rookies with 4 FFs, tied for lead with 16 TFL & ranked 2nd with 10 sacks last season. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Crosby & DE CLELIN FERRELL (4.5 sacks) were only pair of rookie teammates each with 4+ sacks last season. LB CORY LITTLETON makes LV debut. Was 1 of 6 in NFL with 3+ sacks (3.5), 2+ FFs (2) & 2+ INTs (2) last season (with LAR). CB TRAYVON MULLEN ranked tied for 3rd among rookies with team-high 10 PD last season. Has PD in 2 of his past 3.

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER makes Car. debut. Went 5-0 with 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 103.7 rating in 5 starts with NO in 2019. Had TD pass & 96.8 rating in only career game vs. Raiders (11/15/15 with Min.). • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY led league with 2,392 scrimmage yards (1,387 rush, 1,005 rec.) last season, 3rd-most scrimmage yards in single season in NFL history. Became 3rd player (ROGER CRAIG & HOFer MARSHALL FAULK) with 1,000+ rush yards & 1,000+ rec. yards in single season. Had 116 receptions in 2019, most in single season by RB in NFL history. Tied for NFL lead with career-high 19 scrimmage TDs (15 rush, 4 rec.) in 2019. • WR DJ MOORE had career-best 87 receptions for team-high 1,175 rec. yards in 2019. Had 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in all 7 of his home games last season. WR CURTIS SAMUEL set career highs in receptions (54), rec. yards (627) & TD catches (6) in 2019. WR ROBBY ANDERSON makes Car. debut. Had 52 catches for 779 yards & 5 TDs with NYJ in 2019. Had 86 rec. yards & TD catch in his last game vs. Raiders (11/24/19 with NYJ). • LB/DE BRIAN BURNS had 7.5 sacks last season, 4th-most among rookies. LB SHAQ THOMPSON had career-high 109 tackles in 2019. CB RASUL DOUGLAS makes Car. debut. Had 10 PD with Phi. in 2019. S TRE BOSTON was 1 of 3 NFC safeties (DAMONTAE KAZEE & HARRISON SMITH) with 65+ tackles (68) & 3+ INTs (3) last season. DT DERRICK BROWN was selected in the 1st round (7th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely (field reporter) SIRIUS: 99 (LV), 113 (Car) | XM: 383 (LV), 231 (Car)

 

 

CHICAGO BEARS AT DETROIT LIONS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // FORD FIELD // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 101-74-5

STREAKS: Bears have won past 4

LAST GAME: 11/28/19: Bears 24 at Lions 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/28/19

BEARS NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY passed for 3,138 yards & 17 TDs last season, 2nd-consecutive 3,000-yard season. Has 325+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. Det. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with 3+ TD passes & 115+ rating. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY ranked 2nd among rookies last season in rush yards (889) & rush TDs (6). Was first Chi. rookie with 1,000+ scrimmage yards (1,074) since JORDAN HOWARD (2016). Had 75 rush yards & rec. TD in last meeting. RB TARIK COHEN has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4 vs. Det. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with career-high 98 receptions for 1,147 rec. yards & 7 TDs. Has 4 TD catches in 5 career games vs. Det. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with 5+ receptions & 75+ rec. yards. WR TED GINN JR. makes Chi. debut. TE JIMMY GRAHAM makes Chi. debut. Has 74 career rec. TDs, 4th-most among TE all-time. TE COLE KMET was selected in 2nd round (43rd overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • LB KHALIL MACK led team with 8.5 sacks in 2019. Is 1 of 4 (AARON DONALD, CHANDLER JONES & VON MILLER) with 8+ sacks in each of past 5 seasons. LB ROBERT QUINN had 11.5 sacks & 13 TFL with Dallas last season. Has sack in 2 of his 3 career games vs. Det. LB ROQUAN SMITH led team with 100 tackles in 2019, 2ndconsecutive 100+ tackle season. CB KYLE FULLER had careerhigh 82 tackles & led team with 3 INTs & 12 PD in 2019. S EDDIE JACKSON has 2 INTs & 6 PD in his past 4 vs. Det. S TASHAUN GIPSON makes Chi. debut.

LIONS NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD had 2,499 pass yards & 19 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 106 rating in 8 games last season. Makes 150th career start in Week 1. Has 15 TDs vs. 8 INTs for 95.6 rating in 8 career home starts vs. Chi. Has 41,025 career pass yards & became fastest player to reach 40,000 in NFL history (147 games). Needs 3,975 pass yards in 2020 to become 5th QB with 45,000 in 1st 12 seasons. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON makes Det. debut. Ranks 4th in NFL history with 111 rush TDs & 5th with 14,216 rush yards. RB KERRYON JOHNSON had 89 scrimmage yards & 2 TDs in his only career game vs. Chi. (11/11/18). RB DEANDRE SWIFT was selected in 2nd round (35th overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY led NFL with career-high 11 rec. TDs & had 2nd-consecutive 1,000 yard season (1,190) in 2019. Had career-high 158 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with rec. TD. WR MARVIN JONES JR. had 62 catches for 779 yards & 9 TDs in 2019. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 62 catches & 678 rec. yards last season. • LB JAMIE COLLINS makes Det. debut. Was only LB in NFL in 2019 with 5+ sacks (7), 3+ INTs (3) & 3+ FFs (3). Had career-high 7 PD last season. DE TREY FLOWERS is 1 of 5 with 6+ sacks & 2+ FFs in each of past 3 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with sack. S DURON HARMON makes Det. debut. Had 17 INTs & 28 PD in 7 seasons with NE. CB JEFF OKUDAH was selected No. 3 overall in the 2020 NFL Draft.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (field reporter)

SIRIUS: 103 (Chi), 94 (Det) | XM: 384 (Chi), 232 (Det)

 

 

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // TIAA BANK FIELD // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 24-14

STREAKS: Jaguars have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/29/19: Colts 20 at Jaguars 38

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19

COLTS NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS makes IND debut after 16-year career with SD/LAC. Ranked 4th in NFL with 4,615 pass yards last season, his 11th career season with 4,000+ pass yards, tied for 3rdmost all-time. Passed for 314 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 154.4 rating in his last game vs. Jax. (12/8/19 with LAC). Ranks 6th all-time in pass yards (59,271) & TD passes (397). • RB MARLON MACK rushed for career-high 1,091 yards & had 8 rush TDs last season. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 2 vs. Jax. RB NYHEIM HINES had 519 scrimmage yards last season, his 2nd consecutive season with 500+ scrimmage yards. RB JONATHAN TAYLOR was selected in 2nd round (41st overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. • WR T.Y. HILTON had 45 catches for 501 yards & 5 TDs in 10 games last season. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Jax. with 70+ rec. yards. WR ZACH PASCAL set career highs in catches (41), rec. yards (607) & rec. TDs (5) last season. WR MICHAEL PITTMAN JR. was selected in 2nd round (34th overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. TE JACK DOYLE had 43 catches for 448 yards & 4 TDs last season. • LB DARIUS LEONARD led all LBs with 5 INTs last season & added 5 sacks & 2 FFs. Had INT in last meeting & has INT in 2 of past 3 on road. LB ANTHONY WALKER led team with career-high 123 tackles last season & had 2.5 sacks. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON led team with 11 sacks last season. Has 5 sacks, 4 TFL & FF in 4 career games vs. Jax. Had 5 sacks & 2 FFs in 8 road games last season. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER makes Ind. debut. Had 7.5 sacks & career-high 2 FFs last season with SF.

JAGS NOTES:

QB GARDNER MINSHEW passed for 3,271 yards & 21 TDs last season, both franchise rookie records, & led all rookies with 91.2 rating. Completed 27 of 39 for 295 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 106.2 rating in last meeting. Has 95+ rating in 3 of 4 career games vs. division. Has 9 TDs vs. 4 INTs in 6 starts at home. • RB CHRIS THOMPSON makes Jax. debut after 7-year career with Was. Had 516 scrimmage yards (378 rec., 138 rush) last season. Had career-high 13 catches for 92 yards in only career game vs. Ind. (9/16/18 with Was.). RB RYQUELL ARMSTEAD had 5 catches for 52 yards & TD in last meeting. • WR DJ CHARK set career highs in catches (73), rec. yards (1,008) & rec. TDs (8) last season. Has 12 catches for 138 yards (69 per game) & 2 TDs in his last 2 vs. Ind. WR CHRIS CONLEY set career highs in catches (47) & rec. yards (775) & tied careerhigh with 5 rec. TDs last season. WR DEDE WESTBROOK tied career high with 66 catches for 660 yards & 3 TDs last season. Had 7 catches for 72 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 7+ catches & 4th in row at home with 5+ catches. TE TYLER EIFERT makes Jax. debut after 7-year career with Cin. Had 43 catches for 436 yards last season. • DE/LB JOSH ALLEN led all rookies with 10.5 sacks last season. Has 1.5 sacks in 2 career games vs. Ind. Had 6.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 8 home games last season. LB JOE SCHOBERT makes Jax. debut. Had 133 tackles & career-high 4 INTs last season with Cle. CB C.J. HENDERSON was selected 9th overall in 2020 NFL Draft.

 

GREEN BAY PACKERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // U.S. BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 61-53-3

STREAKS: Packers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/23/19: Packers 23 at Vikings 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/19

PACKERS NOTES:

GREEN BAY won NFC North (13-3) for 1st time since 2016. • QB AARON RODGERS passed for 4,002 yards & 26 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 95.4 rating last year, his 8th career 4,000+ yard season. Has 364 career TD passes & needs 3 TD passes to surpass ELI MANNING (366) for 7th-most in NFL history. Has 2,878 pass yards & 21 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 105.5 rating in 12 career games at Min. • RB AARON JONES tied for NFL-lead in scrimmage TDs (19) & rush TDs (16) in 2019, 2nd-most rush TDs in single-season in GB history. Set career highs in rush yards (1,084) & scrimmage yards (1,558) last season. Rushed for career-high 154 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Min. with 150+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row vs. Min. with rush TD. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS tied for team-lead with 5 rec. TDs last season. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS led team with 83 catches & 997 rec. yards last season. Leads NFL with 40 rec. TDs since 2016. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Min. with 100+ rec. yards. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at Min. • LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH set career highs in sacks (13.5) & TFL (17) last season. Had career-high 3.5 sacks & 5 TFL in last meeting. LB PRESTON SMITH set career highs in sacks (12) & TFL (11) last season. DL KENNY CLARK aims for his 6th in row vs. Min. with sack. CB JAIRE ALEXANDER tied for 4th in NFL with career-high 17 PD in 2019. CB KEVIN KING set career highs in PD (15) & INTs (5) in 2019.

VIKINGS NOTES:

MINNESOTA (10-6) advanced to postseason for 2nd time in past 3 seasons. • QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 3,603 yards & 26 TDs vs. 6 INTs for career-high 107.4 rating in 2019. Is only QB with 25+ TD passes in each of 5 past seasons. Has 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.4 rating in 5 career games vs. GB. • RB DALVIN COOK had career-best 1,654 scrimmage yards (1,135 rush, 519 rec.) & 13 rush TDs last season. Was 1 of 3 RBs (CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY & LEONARD FOURNETTE) with 1,000+ rush yards & 500+ rec. yards in 2019. Had 191 scrimmage yards (154 rush, 37 rec.) & rush TD in his last game vs. GB. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 rush) in 4 home games last season. Has 5+ receptions & 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. GB. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON was selected in 1st round (No. 22) in 2020 NFL Draft. TE KYLE RUDOLPH ranks 5th among active TEs with 47 career TD catches. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER tied career-high with 14.5 sacks in 2019. Has 54.5 career sacks & became youngest player to reach 50 career sacks since 1982. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE makes Min. debut. Is 1 of 3 (CHANDLER JONES & KHALIL MACK) with 35+ sacks (37.5) & 14+ FFs (14) since 2016. LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 110 tackles last season, his 4th-straight 100+ tackle season. S ANTHONY HARRIS tied for NFL-lead with 6 INTs. S HARRISON SMITH was 1 of 3 (JAMIE COLLINS & LOGAN RYAN) with 3+ INTs (3) & 3+ FFs (3) in 2019.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (GB), 83 (Min) | XM: 382 (GB), 225 (Min)

 

 

MIAMI DOLPHINS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 55-51

STREAKS: Dolphins have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/29/19: Dolphins 27 at Patriots 24

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/29/19

MIAMI NOTES:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK passed for 3,529 yards & had 24 TDs (20 pass, career-high 4 rush) vs. 13 INTs last season, his 3rd career season with 3,500+ pass yards & 20+ TD passes. Passed for 320 yards for 99.6 rating & rushed for TD in last meeting. Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. QB TUA TAGOVAILOA was selected in 1st round (5th overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. • RB MATT BREIDA makes Mia. debut. Had 743 scrimmage yards (623 rush, 120 rec.) last season with SF. Has 110+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC. RB JORDAN HOWARD makes Mia. debut. Is 1 of 5 in NFL with 6+ rush TDs in each of past 4 seasons. Had rush TD in only career game vs. NE (10/21/18 with Chi.). Aims for his 6th in row vs. AFC East with rush TD. • WR DEVANTE PARKER set career highs in catches (72), rec. yards (1,202) & rec. TDs (9) last season. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 110+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 137 yards in last meeting. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 at NE. TE MIKE GESICKI was 1 of 4 AFC TEs with 50+ catches (51), 500+ rec. yards (570) & 5+ rec. TDs (5) last season. Had TD catch in last meeting. • DE EMMANUEL OGBAH makes Mia. debut. Tied career high with 5.5 sacks last season with KC. Has sack in 3 of his past 4. DE SHAQ LAWSON makes Mia. debut. Had career-high 6.5 sacks last season with Buf. LB KYLE VAN NOY makes Mia. debut. In 3+ seasons with NE (2016-19), had 15.5 sacks, 9 PD, 5 FFs & 2 INTs. Set career highs in sacks (6.5) & FFs (3) last season with NE. S BOBBY MCCAIN tied for team lead with 2 INTs last season.

PATS NOTES:

QB CAM NEWTON makes NE debut after 9-year career with Car. Passed for 254 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.4 rating & rushed for 95 yards in his last game vs. Mia. (11/13/17 with Car.). Has 120+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. • RB SONY MICHEL led team with 912 rush yards & career-high 7 rush TDs, his 2nd consecutive season with 900+ rush yards. Aims for 4th in row with 70+ rush yards. Has rush TD in 3 of 4 career games vs. Mia. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. division. RB JAMES WHITE had 908 scrimmage yards (645 rec., 263 rush) & 6 TDs (5 rec., 1 rush) last season, his 2nd consecutive season with 900+ scrimmage yards. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. Mia. Since 2016, leads all RBs in rec. TDs (20) & ranks 2nd in catches (275) & rec. yards (2,376). RB REX BURKHEAD had career-high 581 scrimmage yards (302 rush, career-high 279 rec.) & 3 rush TDs last season. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3. • WR JULIAN EDELMAN led team in catches (100), rec. yards (1,117) & rec. TDs (6) last season, his 2nd career season with 100+ catches & 1,000+ rec. yards (2013). • CB STEPHON GILMORE became 6th CB in NFL history to win AP DPOY after leading league with 20 PD & tying for league lead with career-high 6 INTs last season. Aims for 5th in row with PD. Has 4 PD & INT-TD in his past 2 vs. Mia. S DEVIN MCCOURTY was 1 of 4 in NFL with 5+ INTs (5) & 2+ FFs (2) last season. Had INT in his last game vs. Mia.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 132 (Mia), 148 (NE) | XM: 387 (Mia), 229 (NE)

 

 

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Washington leads all-time series, 85-79-5

STREAKS: Eagles have won past 6

LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Eagles 37 at Washington 27

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/15/19

EAGLES NOTES:

QB CARSON WENTZ passed for career-high 4,039 yards in 2019, most in franchise history. Had 27 TD passes vs. 7 INTs last season & is 1 of 2 QBs (DREW BREES) with 20+ TD passes & fewer than 10 INTs in each of past 3 seasons. In 7 career starts vs. Was., has 1,953 pass yards (279 per game) & 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.7 rating. • RB MILES SANDERS led all rookies in 2019 with 1,327 scrimmage yards (818 rush, 509 rec.). Was 1 of 4 RBs (DALVIN COOK, LEONARD FOURNETTE & CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY) with 800+ rush yards & 500+ rec. yards last season. Had career-high 172 scrimmage yards (career-best 122 rush yards, 50 rec. yards) & 1st career 2-TD game in last meeting. • TE ZACH ERTZ has 525 career receptions, most by TE in 1st 7 seasons in NFL history. Ranked 3rd among TEs in catches (88) & 4th in rec. yards (916) last season. Has 5+ receptions in 6 of his past 7 vs. Was. TE DALLAS GOEDERT set career highs in catches (58), rec. yards (607) & rec. TDs (5) last season. WR ALSHON JEFFERY aims for his 3rd in row vs. Was. with TD catch. WR JALEN REAGOR was selected in 1st round (21st overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • CB DARIUS SLAY makes Phi. debut. Since 2013, leads NFL with 104 PD. DE BRANDON GRAHAM led team with 8.5 sacks & tied his career-high with 15 TFL last season. Has 6 TFL in his past 4 vs. Was. DT FLETCHER COX has 4 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 3 vs. Was. DE DEREK BARNETT had career-high 6.5 sacks in 2019.

WASHINGTON NOTES:

QB DWAYNE HASKINS passed for 1,365 yards & 7 TDs in 9 games as a rookie in 2019. Aims for his 3rd start in row with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. • RB PEYTON BARBER makes Was. debut. Rushed for 470 yards & career-high 6 TDs with TB in 2019. RB J.D. MCKISSIC makes Was. debut. Had 438 scrimmage yards yards & rec. TD with Det. last season. RB ANTONIO GIBSON was selected in the 3rd round (66th overall) in the 2020 NFL Draft. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN ranked 2nd among rookies with 919 rec. yards & tied-2nd with 58 receptions, both most by rookie in franchise history. Had 10 receptions for 255 yards (127.5 per game) & 2 TDs vs. Phi. in 2019. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR STEVEN SIMS had 4 rec. TDs as rookie last season. Had TD catch in last meeting. • DE RYAN KERRIGAN has 90 sacks since 2011, 4th-most in NFL DE CHASE YOUNG was selected No. 2 overall in 2020 NFL Draft. DT MATT IOANNIDIS led team with career-high 8.5 sacks in 2019. LB COLE HOLCOMB was 1 of 2 rookies (DEVIN BUSH) with 100+ tackles (101) in 2019. LB THOMAS DAVIS SR. makes Was. debut. Had 112 tackles with LAC in 2019, his 7th career season with 100+ tackles. CB RONALD DARBY makes Was. debut. Had 32 PD in 3 seasons (2017-19) with Phi. S LANDON COLLINS ranked 2nd among DBs with 9 TFL & 3rd with 117 tackles last season. Leads all DBs with 545 tackles since 2015 & is only DB with 30+ TFL (31) & 30+ PD (36) over past 5 seasons.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 105 (Phi), 81 (Was) | XM: 380 (Phi), 226 (Was)

 

 

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 4:05 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 20-14

STREAKS: Bengals have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 12/9/18: Bengals 21 at Chargers 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/20/15: Bengals 24, Chargers 19

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB TYROD TAYLOR appeared in 4 games last season. Has 100+ rating in 2 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. QB JUSTIN HERBERT was selected with 6th overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had career-high 1,550 scrimmage yards (993 rec., 557 rush) last season & 11 TDs, incl. 8 rec. TDs, most by NFL RB & most by undrafted RB in single season in common draft era. Ranked 2nd among RBs with 92 catches. Had rush TD in last meeting. Had 819 scrimmage yards (102.4 per game) & 8 TDs (6 rec., 2 rush) in 8 road games last season. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had career-high 104 catches for 1,199 rec. yards & 6 TDs last season. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (DEANDRE HOPKINS & MICHAEL THOMAS) with 95+ catches in each of past 3 seasons. Aims for his 8th in row with 5+ catches. Had 5 catches for 78 yards & TD in last meeting. WR MIKE WILLIAMS set career highs in catches (49) & rec. yards (1,001) last season. Allen & Williams were 1 of 2 AFC WR duos (Cleveland’s ODELL BECKHAM JR. & JARVIS LANDRY) each with 1,000+ rec. yards last season. TE HUNTER HENRY set career highs in catches (55) & rec. yards (652) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with 80+ rec. yards. • DE JOEY BOSA led team with 11.5 sacks last season, his 3rd career season with 10+ sacks. Had sack in last meeting. DE MELVIN INGRAM had 7 sacks, 5 PD & INT last season. CB CHRIS HARRIS makes LAC debut after 9-year career with Den. CB CASEY HAYWARD had 8 PD & 2 INTs last season.

 

BENGALS NOTES:

QB JOE BURROW was selected with 1st overall pick in 2020 NFL Draft, joining CAM NEWTON (Carolina, 2011) as only QBs to win Heisman Trophy, National Championship & be selected 1st overall in same calendar year in common draft era. • RB JOE MIXON rushed for 1,137 yards & 5 TDs last season, becoming 5th player in franchise history to rush for 1,000+ yards in consecutive seasons. Had 138 scrimmage yards (111 rush, 27 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Had 772 scrimmage yards (96.5 per game) in 8 home games last season. RB GIOVANI BERNARD rushed for 123 yards in last home meeting. • WR A.J. GREEN aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAC with rec. TD. Has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. AFC West. WR TYLER BOYD set career highs in catches (90) & rec. yards (1,046) last season, his 2nd consecutive season with 1,000+ rec. yards. Had 52 rec. yards in last meeting. WR TEE HIGGINS was selected in 2nd round (33rd overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. TE C.J. UZOMAH aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. • DE CARLOS DUNLAP led team with 9 sacks last season. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CAMERON JORDAN) with 7+ sacks in each of past 7 seasons. Has sack & FF in 2 of his past 3. Aims for his 7th in row with PD. Has 5.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 5 career games vs. LAC. DT GENO ATKINS had sack in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC West with sack. S JESSIE BATES led team with career-high 9 PD & had 3 INTs last season.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 105 (LAC), 81 (Cin) | XM: 380 (LAC), 226 (Cin)

 

 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Saints lead all-time series, 35-21

STREAKS: Saints have won past 3

LAST GAME: 11/17/19: Saints 34 at Buccaneers 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/6/19: Saints 31, Buccaneers 24

TAMPA BAY NOTES:

QB TOM BRADY makes TB debut. Ranks 2nd all-time in passing yards (74,571) & TD passes (541). Passed for 4,057 yards & 24 TDs in 2019, his 17th season with 20+ TD passes, most in NFL history. Has 1,433 pass yards (286.6 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 103.6 rating in 5 career starts vs. NO. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE makes TB debut. Set career highs in rush yards (1,152), scrimmage yards (1,674) & catches (76) last season with Jax. RB RONALD JONES had career-high 1,033 scrmimage yards (724 rush, 309 rec.) & 6 rush TDs in 2019. RB LESEAN MCCOY makes TB debut. Ranks 4th among active players in scrimmage yards (14,868) & scrimmage TDs (89). • WR MIKE EVANS had 1,157 receiving yards in 2019, joining HOFer RANDY MOSS (1998-2003) as only players with 1,000+ rec. yards in each of 1st 6 seasons in NFL history. Has 462 career receptions, most in franchise history. WR CHRIS GODWIN ranked 3rd in NFL with career-high 1,333 rec. yards in 2019. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5 vs. NO. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI makes TB debut. Had 521 catches for 7,861 yards & 79 TDs in 9 seasons (2010-18) with NE. • LB SHAQUIL BARRETT led NFL with franchise-record & careerhigh 19.5 sacks & ranked 2nd with 19 TFL in 2019. LB LAVONTE DAVID led team with 122 tackles last season, his 7th-career 100+ tackle season. Since 2012, is only player with 1,000+ tackles (1,006), 20+ sacks (22.5) & 20+ FFs (21). LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 8.5 sacks in 2019, his 5th career season with 8+ sacks.

 

NEW ORLEANS NOTES:

QB DREW BREES is NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards (77,416) & TD passes (547). Had 74.3 comp. pct. in 2019, 2ndhighest in single-season mark in NFL history. Passed for 2,979 yards with 27 TDs vs. career-low 4 INTs for career-high 116.3 rating last season. Has 11 TDs vs. INT for 117.1 in his past 6 vs. TB. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 1,330 scrimmage yards (797 rush, 533 rec.) & 6 total TDs in 2019. Is 1 of 2 (JULIO JONES) with 1,300+ scrimmage yards in each of past 3 seasons. Has 81 receptions in each of his 1st 3 seasons & is 1 of 4 RBs in NFL history with 3+ seasons of 80+ catches. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS led NFL with 149 receptions & 1,725 yards in 2019, most catches in single season in league annals. Has 470 receptions & 5,512 rec. yards, both most by player in 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Has 66 receptions for 831 yards (118.7 per game) & 4 TDs in 7 career games vs. TB. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS makes NO debut. Had 66 receptions for 869 yards & 5 TDs with Den. & SF in 2019. TE JARED COOK ranked 2nd among TEs in 2019 with career-high 9 rec. TDs. • DE CAMERON JORDAN led team with career-high 15.5 sacks. Since 2013, ranks 2nd in NFL with 78 sacks. Has sack in 6 of his past 7 vs. TB. LB DEMARIO DAVIS led team with 111 tackles, his 5th-career 100+ tackle season. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE led team with 14 PD. Ranks 4th in NFL with 44 PD since 2017. S MALCOLM JENKINS had 347 tackles & 37 PD with NO from 2009-13. Had 80 tackles, 8 PD & 4 FFs in 2019 with Phi.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (TB), 83 (NO) | XM: 382 (TB), 225 (NO)

 

 

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // LEVI’S STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 31-26

STREAKS: 49ers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 11/17/19: Cardinals 26 at 49ers 36

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/17/19

CARDINALS NOTES:

QB KYLER MURRAY joined CAM NEWTON as only rookie QBs with 3,500+ pass yards (3,722) & 500+ rush yards (544) in NFL history. Had 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 114 rating in 2 starts vs. SF in 2019. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had 814 scrimmage yards (101.8 per game) & 8 rush TDs in 8 games with Az. in 2019. Had 242 scrimmage yards (121 per game) & rush TD in 2 games vs. SF last season. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS makes Az. debut. Since 2013, ranks 2nd in rec. TDs (54) & 3rd in receptions (632) & rec. yards (8,602). Became 2nd-youngest with 600 receptions (27 years, 164 days) & 3rd-youngest with 8,000 rec. yards (27 years, 143 days). Is 1 of 3 WRs (ANTONIO BROWN & JULIO JONES) with 30+ games (30) of 100+ rec. yards since 2013. Had 11 receptions for 149 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. SF (12/10/17 w/ Hou.). WR LARRY FITZGERALD ranks 2nd in NFL history in catches (1,378) & rec. yards (17,083) & 6th in rec. TDs (120). Has catch in 243 consecutive games, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. SF. • LB CHANDLER JONES ranked 2nd with 19 sacks in 2019, his 5thstraight season with 11+ sacks. Since 2012, leads NFL with 96 sacks & 27 FFs. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 vs. SF. LB JORDAN HICKS ranked 3rd with 150 tackles in 2019. S BUDDA BAKER ranked 4th with 147 tackles last season. CB PATRICK PETERSON has 25 INTs since 2011, 3rd-most among DBs. LB ISAIAH SIMMONS was selected 8th overall in 2020 NFL Draft.

 

49ERS NOTES:

SAN FRANCISCO won NFC West (13-3) & advanced to SB for 1st time since 2012. • QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 3,978 yards & 27 TDs vs. 13 INTs for 102 rating in 2019, most pass yards by SF QB since JEFF GARCIA (4,278 in 2000). Joined HOFers JOE MONTANA & STEVE YOUNG as only SF QBs with 100+ rating in single season since 1950. Had 741 pass yards (370.5 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 125.1 rating in 2 starts vs. Az. last season. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had 952 scrimmage yards (772 rush, 180 rec.) & 10 total TDs (8 rush, 2 rec.) in 2019 regular season. Became 6th player with 300+ rush yards (336) & 5+ rush TDs (5) in single postseason in NFL history. • TE GEORGE KITTLE has 216 receptions & 2,945 rec. yards since 2017, both most by TE in his 1st 3 seasons in league annals. WR DEEBO SAMUEL ranked 4th among rookies in catches (57) & rec. yards (802) last season. WR KENDRICK BOURNE aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with rec. TD. WR BRANDON AIYUK was selected 25th overall in 2020 NFL Draft. • DL NICK BOSA ranked 3rd among rookies with 9 sacks & tied5th in NFL with 16 TFL. Became 3rd rookie with 4+ sacks (4) in single postseason. DL ARIK ARMSTEAD set career-highs in sacks (10) & TFL (11) in 2019. LB FRED WARNER led team with 118 tackles, his 2nd-consecutive 100+ tackle season. CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads active players with 35 career INTs. DT JAVON KINLAW was selected 14th overall in 2020 NFL Draft.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 121 (Az), 82 (SF) | XM: 381 (Az), 227 (SF)

 

 

DALLAS COWBOYS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 13, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 14-12

STREAKS: Cowboys have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 12/15/19: Rams 21 at Cowboys 44

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/14 (St. Louis): Cowboys 34, Rams 31

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for career-high 4,092 yards & 30 TDs in 2019, 2nd-most pass yards in single-season in franchise history. Since 2016, leads all QBs with 21 rush TDs. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 123.8 rating in 12/15/19 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 2+ TD passes. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 100+ rating. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,777 scrimmage yards (1,357 rush, 420 rec.) in 2019. Since 2016, leads NFL in scrimmage yards (7,024) & rush yards (5,405) & ranks 2nd in scrimmage TDs (48). Has 299 scrimmage yards (149.5 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 2 career games vs. LAR. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with 130+ scrimmage yards & 2+ TDs. RB TONY POLLARD had 131 rush yards & rush TD in last meeting. • WR AMARI COOPER set career-highs in rec. yards (1,189) & TD catches (8) in 2019, his 4th career 1,000-yard season. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 100+ rec. yards. WR MICHAEL GALLUP had career-highs in catches (66), rec. yards (1,107) & rec. TDs (6) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 95+ rec. yards. WR CEEDEE LAMB was selected in 1st round (17th overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • LB JAYLON SMITH was 1 of 2 (LUKE KUECHLY) with 140+ tackles (142) & 9+ PD (9) in 2019. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN makes Dal. debut. Has 8+ sacks in 5 of his past 6 seasons. DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 30 sacks since 2017. CB CHIDOBE AWUZIE set career-highs with 79 tackles & 14 PD in 2019.

 

RAMS NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF ranked 3rd in NFL with 4,638 pass yards in 2019 & became 1st QB in franchise history with consecutive 4,500+ yard seasons. Passed for 284 yards & 2 TDs in 12/15/19 meeting. Aims for his 6th in row with 275+ yards & 2+ TD passes. • RB MALCOLM BROWN had career-high 5 rush TDs last season. RB CAM AKERS was selected in 2nd round (52nd overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • WR COOPER KUPP set career-highs in receptions (94), rec. yards (1,161) & TD catches (10) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. & 6th in row overall with TD catch. Has 3 rec. TDs in 3 career games on SNF. WR ROBERT WOODS had career best 90 catches for 1,134 yards in 2019, his 2nd-consecutive 1,000-yard season. Aims for his 4th in row on SNF with 6+ receptions & 95+ rec. yards. TE TYLER HIGBEE set career highs in receptions (69), rec. yards (734) & rec. TDs (3) last season. & led NFC TEs with 4 100+ yard games. WR VAN JEFFERSON was selected in 2nd round (57th overall) in 2020 NFL Draft. • DT AARON DONALD led team with 12.5 sacks in 2019 & became 4th player since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of 1st 6 seasons. Since 2014, leads NFL with 117 TFL & ranks 2nd in sacks (72). Aims for his 4th in row vs. Dal. with TFL. Has 5.5 sacks, 5 TFL & 2 PD in his past 3 on SNF. LB LEONARD FOYD makes LAR debut. CB JALEN RAMSEY had 4 PD, INT & FF in 9 games with LAR in 2019. S TAYLOR RAPP led all rookie safeties with 99 tackles & 8 PD. Had 10 tackles in 12/15/19 meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Terrell Davis SIRIUS: 81 (Dal), 83 (LAR) | XM: 226 (Dal), 225 (LAR)

 

 

PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT NEW YORK GIANTS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2020 // 7:10 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Giants lead all-time series, 44-30-3

STREAKS: Steelers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 12/4/16: Giants 14 at Steelers 24

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/4/12: Steelers 24, Giants 20

STEELERS NOTES:

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER ranks 8th all-time in career pass yards (56,545) & 9th in career TD passes (363). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 2+ TD passes. Has 90+ rating in 6 of his past 7 vs. NFC East. Has passed for 1,737 yards (289.5 per game) & 18 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 119.2 rating in his past 6 vs. NFC. Has 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating in 3 of his past 4 on MNF. • RB JAMES CONNER had 715 scrimmage yards (464 rush, 251 rec.) & 7 TDs (4 rush, career-high 3 rec.) in 10 games last season. Has rush TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. Rushed for 145 yards & TD in his last game on MNF. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD on MNF. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 42 catches for 552 yards & 3 TDs last season. Has 80+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. Has 5+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. WR JAMES WASHINGTON set career highs in catches (44), rec. yards (team-high 735) & rec. TDs (3) last season. TE ERIC EBRON makes Pit. debut. Has 16 rec. TDs since 2018, most among TEs. Had TD catch in his last game at NYG (9/18/17 with Det.). • LB T.J. WATT set career highs in sacks (14.5), FFs (8), PD (8) & INTs (2) last season & was only player in NFL with 5+ FFs & 2+ INTs. Aims for his 3rd in row with FF. Has 3.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 2 on MNF. LB BUD DUPREE had career-high 11.5 sacks & 4 FFs last season. LB DEVIN BUSH led all rookies with 109 tackles & tied for lead with 4 FRs last season. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 9 PD, 5 INTs, FF & 2 TDs last season with Pit. & Mia. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC.

 

GIANTS NOTES:

QB DANIEL JONES led all rookie QBs with 24 TD passes in 2019, most by rookie in franchise history. Became 3rd rookie QB in league annals with 3+ games (3) of 4+ TD passes. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY ranks 3rd in NFL with 3,469 scrimmage yards (2,310 rush, 1,159) since 2018. Is 1 of 3 RBs since 1990 (LE’VEON BELL & HOFer EDGERRIN JAMES) with 2,000+ rush yards & 1,000+ rec. yards in 1st 2 seasons. Has 20 career games with 100+ scrimmage yards, tied 4th-most in 1st 2 seasons in league annals. Has 356 scrimmage yards (89 per game) & rush TD in 4 career games on MNF. • WR DARIUS SLAYTON had 8 rec. TDs in 2019, tied-most among rookies. Became 1st rookie since 2014 (ODELL BECKHAM JR. & MIKE EVANS) with 3+ games (3) of 2+ TD catches. WR GOLDEN TATE had 49 receptions for 676 yards & 6 rec. TDs last season. Had 7 receptions for 86 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (10/29/17 with Det.). WR STERLING SHEPARD led team with 57 receptions in 2019, his 4th-consecutive season with 50+ catches. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ makes NYG debut. Had 155 tackles with GB in 2019, 2nd-most in NFL. Leads league with 441 tackles since 2017. LB MARKUS GOLDEN led team with 10 sacks last season, 2nd-career season with 10+ sacks (12.5 in 2016). CB JAMES BRADBERRY makes NYG debut. Had 12 PD & 3 INTs with Car. in 2019. Is 1 of 2 DBs (DARIUS SLAY) with 10+ PD in each of past 4 seasons. S JABRILL PEPPERS was 1 of 2 safeties (MALCOLM JENKINS) with 5+ TFL (5) & 3+ FFs (3) in 2019.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (7:10 PM ET): Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Ross Tucker SIRIUS: 81 (Pit), 83 (NYG) | XM: 226 (Pit), 225 (NYG)

 

 

TENNESSEE TITANS AT DENVER BRONCOS INSIDE THE NUMBERS

WEEK 1 // MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2020 // 10:20 PM ET // EMPOWER FIELD AT MILE HIGH // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 22-16-1

STREAKS: Broncos have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 10/13/19: Titans 0 at Broncos 16

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/13/19

TITANS NOTES:

QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 2,742 yards & 22 TDs vs. career-low 6 INTs in 10 starts last season. Led NFL with 117.5 rating last season, 4th-highest single season rating among qualified passers in NFL history. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 2+ TD passes & 120+ rating. • RB DERRICK HENRY led NFL with career-high 1,540 rush yards & tied for league lead with career-high 16 rush TDs. Has 100+ rush yards & rush TD in 5 of his past 6. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Has 585 scrimmage yards (146.3 per game) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 on road. Has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games on MNF. • WR A.J. BROWN led all rookies with team-high 1,051 rec. yards & tied for rookie lead with 8 rec. TDs last season. Has 80+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 6 on road. WR COREY DAVIS had 43 catches for 601 yards & 2 TDs last season. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Had 6 catches in last meeting. TE JONNU SMITH set career highs in catches (35) & rec. yards (439) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch on MNF. • S KEVIN BYARD led team with 5 INTs last season. Leads NFL with 17 INTs since 2017. Had INT in last meeting. Has PD in 5 of his past 6 on road. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had 9 PD & 2 INTs last season & is 1 of 6 in NFL with 9+ PD in each of past 5 seasons. Had 2 PD in last meeting. LB HAROLD LANDRY led team with career-high 9 sacks last season. Had 7 tackles in last meeting. DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY makes Ten. debut.

 

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB DREW LOCK passed for 1,020 yards (204 per game) & 7 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 89.7 rating in 5 games last season. • RB MELVIN GORDON makes Den. debut after 5-year career with LAC. Had 908 scrimmage yards (612 rush, 296 rec.) & 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) last season. Is only RB in NFL with 8+ rush TDs in each of past 4 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Ten. (10/20/19 with LAC). Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. RB PHILLIP LINSDAY rushed for 1,011 yards & 7 TDs last season, becoming 1st undrafted player with 1,000+ rush yards in each of his 1st 2 seasons since 1967. Had rush TD in last meeting. RB ROYCE FREEMAN had career-high 752 scrimmage yards (496 rush, 256 rec.) last season. Had 76 scrimmage yards (42 rec., 34 rush) in last meeting. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON set career highs in catches (72), rec. yards (1,112) & rec. TDs (6) last season. Had 76 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 13 catches for 185 yards (92.5 per game) & TD in his last 2 on MNF. WR JERRY JEUDY was selected in 1st round (15th overall) of 2020 NFL Draft. TE NOAH FANT led all rookie TEs in catches (40) & rec. yards (562) last season. • LB VON MILLER led team with 8 sacks last season & is 1 of 2 in NFL (AARON DONALD) with 8+ sacks in each of past 6 seasons. Has 2.5 sacks & 2 FFs in 4 career games vs. Ten. S JUSTIN SIMMONS led team with career-high 4 INTs & 15 PD. DT JURRELL CASEY makes Den. debut after 9-year career with Ten.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (10:20 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner SIRIUS: 81 (Ten), 83 (Den) | XM: 226 (Ten), 225 (Den)