BOYS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – NCC/AREA

East Central 57 Richmond 55

Anderson 66 New Castle 57

Homestead 57 Marion 41

North Central 61 Indianapolis Tech 57

Logansport 52 Western 34

McCutcheon 55 W. Lafayette 43

Harrison 54 Benton Central 41

Lafayette Jeff 76 Lafayette Central Catholic 73

Providence Cristo Rey 75 Seton Catholic 67

Blackford 81 Blue River 59

Franklin County 55 Centerville 50 OT

Mississinawa Valley 75 Union City 54

Shelbyville 60 Connersville 59 OT

 

GIRLS HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL – NCC/AREA

Brebeuf 28 Indianapolis Tech 17

Greenfield Central 56 Muncie Central 48

Harrison 66 Anderson 52

Kokomo 59 Peru 44

McCutcheon 47 Marion 44

Greensburg 64 Connersville 34

Blue River 75 Wes-Del 19

Morristown 57 Union County 52

Northeastern 48 National Trail 43

Union City 59 Mississinawa Valley 26

Winchester 64 Monroe Central 39

 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

#23 Iowa State 27 Drake 24

#5 Oklahoma 39 #14 Texas 27

#8 Central Florida 56 Memphis 41

#1 Alabama 35 #4 Georgia 28

#25 Fresno State 19 #22 Boise State 16 OT

#6 Ohio State 45 #21 Northwestern 24

#2 Clemson 42 Pittsburgh 10

 

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#1 Gonzaga 103 Creighton 92

#2 Kansas 90 Stanford 84 OT

#3 Duke 113 Stetson 49

#5 Nevada 73 USC 61

#7 Michigan 76 #19 Purdue 57

#10 Kentucky 78 North Carolina Greensboro 61

Marquette 83 #12 Kansas State 71

#13 Virginia Tech 94 Central Connecticut State 40

Houston 65 #18 Oregon 61

#20 Texas Tech 78 Memphis 67

#21 Buffalo 85 San Francisco 81

#23 Villanova 85 LaSalle 78

#24 Maryland 66 Penn State 59

Indiana 68 Northwestern 66

St. Louis 64 Butler 52

Anderson 91 Earlham 68

Ball State 85 IUPUI 75

Indiana State 69 Wright State 63

Louisville 70 Seton Hall 65

Xavier 73 Oakland 63

Toledo 80 Cleveland State 67

Akron 71 Detroit 59

Hartford 76 Bowling Green 63

Miami Ohio 88 Wilberforce 57

South Carolina Upstate 71 Western Michigan 66

Ohio 101 Marshall 84

Northeastern 81 Eastern Michigan 67

Kent State 78 Norfolk State 67

Evansville 65 Albion 49

Missouri Kansas City 90 Purdue Fort Wayne 73

 

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

#9 Oregon State 100 LaSalle 46

#19 Arizona State 80 Louisiana Tech 44

Earlham 77 Anderson 69

Toledo 58 Memphis 48

Buffalo 82 Central Connecticut 69

Ohio 72 Cleveland State 54

Akron 63 Eastern Kentucky 54

Illinois 72 Eastern Michigan 66 OT

Milwaukee 70 Purdue Fort Wayne 48

 

NBA

New York 136 Milwaukee 134 OT

Detroit 111 Golden State 102

Washington 102 Brooklyn 88

Toronto 106 Cleveland 95

Houston 121 Chicago 105

Boston 118 Minnesota 109

Sacramento 111 Indiana 110

 

NHL

Ottawa 6 San Jose 2

Dallas 2 Vancouver 1

Toronto 5 Minnesota 3

Detroit 4 Boston 2

Montréal 5 NY Rangers 2

Tampa Bay 5 Florida 4

Winnipeg 4 New Jersey 3

NY Islanders 3 Columbus 2

Philadelphia 4 Pittsburgh 2

Arizona 6 St. Louis 1

Nashville 5 Chicago 2

Edmonton 2 Vegas 1

 

Hurts rallies No. 1 Alabama to 35-28 win over No. 4 Georgia

Jalen Hurts spent most of the season watching from the sideline, cheering on the guy who took his job and hoping for one more chance to lead the Alabama Crimson Tide.

He didn’t pout. He didn’t gripe. He didn’t transfer.

On Saturday, Hurts got the call.

Boy, did he respond.

Hurts threw for one touchdown and ran for another with just over a minute to go, rallying No. 1 Alabama to a 35-28 victory over No. 4 Georgia in the Southeastern Conference championship game. It was a stunning twist on the scenario that played out less than 11 months earlier on the very same field.

“I’ve probably never been more proud of a player than Jalen,” coach Nick Saban said.

If they had pitched this script to Hollywood, it would’ve been laughed out of the room for being too implausible. In last season’s national title game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, between these same two teams, Tua Tagovailoa replaced an ineffective Hurts at the start of the second half with Alabama trailing Georgia 13-0. The replacement threw three touchdown passes, including a 41-yarder in overtime that gave the Tide a stunning 26-23 victory.

Tagovailoa won the starting job outright heading into this season and performed brilliantly before Saturday, throwing 36 touchdown passes with only two interceptions.

The SEC title game took a different path. Georgia put quite a beating on Tagovailoa, who was picked off twice, spent much of his spare time in the medical tent and was largely ineffective as the Bulldogs built a pair of two-touchdown leads.

 

No. 2 Clemson clobbers Pitt 42-10 for 4th straight ACC title

Exactly 10 years after being hired as head coach, Dabo Swinney made history with the Clemson Tigers.

Travis Etienne ran for 156 yards and two touchdowns, Trevor Lawrence threw two short scoring passes to Tee Higgins and No. 2 Clemson beat Pitt 42-10 on Saturday night on a rainy night to become the first team to win four straight Atlantic Coast Conference championship games.

“You can’t be the best ever if you don’t do things that have never been done,” a triumphant Swinney said after the game.

Clemson (13-0, CFP No. 2) is expected to face third-ranked Notre Dame in the College Football Playoff on Dec. 29, though the field won’t be set until Sunday.

As Swinney held up the championship trophy on the field after the game, he shouted to thousands of waterlogged fans clad in orange rain jackets: “I think we should just come back and do it again next year!”

“It’s incredibly difficult to have the consistency that we have had,” Swinney said.

Swinney called it a “gritty, sloppy, old school, grind-it-out win” on a muddy field.

Clemson turned to its running game and piled up 301 yards and four touchdowns and averaged 9 yards per carry on a night in which Lawrence was limited to 118 yards passing.

The defense forced three turnovers, including two in the first half that gave the offense the ball inside the Pitt 10 and led to 14 points. The Tigers limited Panthers quarterback Kenny Pickett to 8 yards passing and had nine tackles for a loss, including two sacks.

The Tigers entered the game as a 27 1/2-point favorite and Swinney’s team looked as if it would put Pitt away early after Etienne scored on his first two carries.

 

Ohio St beats Wildcats for Big Ten crown, hopes it’s enough

Dwayne Haskins and Urban Meyer reveled in the victory celebration Saturday night.

Now the College Football Playoff selection committee gets to decide whether the Big Ten champions will continue dancing through the next six weeks.

Shortly after Haskins made his case to win the Heisman Trophy by throwing five more touchdown passes, the Buckeyes defense fended off a second half charge from No. 21 Northwestern and Meyer put his hands on a third conference championship trophy in five years as the conversation quickly turned to the more immediate fate of No. 6 Ohio State.

“This means representing the Big Ten Conference, arguably the best conference in college football, and the East Division, arguably the best division in college football,” Meyer said as the lobbying began after a 45-24 victory. “I think all you have to do is look is at the body of work. We went on the road and won some tough games – TCU, Penn State and Michigan State. The way we played against our rival (Michigan) and the way we played tonight, I think we deserve a shot.”

Three spots in the playoff appear to be locked up after No. 1 Alabama beat No. 4 Georgia in the SEC title game and Clemson claimed another ACC crown by routing Pittsburgh. Alabama, Clemson and Notre Dame are all unbeaten and are expected to claim the top three spots.

With No. 5 Oklahoma beating No. 9 Texas in the Big 12 title game, conventional wisdom suggests the Buckeyes (12-1, 9-1, No. 6 CFP) may come up short in their playoff quest.

One argument in favor of Ohio State: It is playing well.

The Buckeyes have won five straight overall, piling up 107 points in the last two games – against two stingy defenses.

Haskins was lights out again Saturday, finishing 34 of 41 with 499 yards and one interception and was an easy choice as the game’s MVP.

 

Mack shines, No. 7 UCF beats Memphis 56-41 for AAC title

Unbeaten UCF updated its sparkling resume with an impressive come-from-behind victory over Memphis in the American Athletic Conference title game.

Now the seventh-ranked Knights (12-0, No. 8 CFP), who proclaimed themselves national champions last January after finishing as the only undefeated team in the FBS, will see if repeating as AAC champs and having the nation’s-longest winning streak are good enough to get them into the College Football Playoff.

`There’s been a national conversation for 11 months since UCF won the Peach Bowl and claimed a championship,” athletic director Danny White said after Saturday’s 56-41 victory over Memphis.

. Our football team has now won 25 straight games. They deserve to be in this playoff, and I hope that’s a decision that’s made (Sunday),” White added. “If that does not occur, I think that’s another pretty glaring example a four-team playoff is not adequate for the postseason.”

Darriel Mack Jr. shrugged off two early turnovers to rush for four second-half touchdowns and rally the Knights past the Tigers (8-5) for the fourth time in two seasons.

With the red-shirt freshman filling in for injured quarterback McKenzie Milton, UCF amassed 698 yards total offense and tightened defensively after shaky start to limit Memphis to three points after halftime.

Mack completed 19 of 27 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns without an interception. He began the Knights’ comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit with a 54-yard TD pass to Otis Anderson and finished the Tigers off with scoring runs of 2, 2, and 5 yards in the fourth quarter.

“Everybody has confidence in (Mack). You saw that tonight,” UCF coach Josh Heupel said. “He has a lot of confidence in himself, too.”

Greg McCrae rushed for 206 yards and one TD for the Knights, who beat the Tigers 62-55 in the 2017 AAC title game and rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit to win 31-30 at Memphis during the regular season.

CFP hopeful No. 5 Oklahoma beats No. 9 Texas for Big 12

Kyler Murray had another Heisman Trophy-worthy performance, Oklahoma’s much-maligned defense made some big key plays and the fifth-ranked Sooners won yet another conference title.

Now the 12-time Big 12 champions wait to find out if all that is good enough to get back into the College Football Playoff.

“There’s no doubt we have a playoff-worthy team, but I understand that there’s other factors there too that we can’t control,” coach Lincoln Riley said. “We’ve done all we can.”

Murray was 25-of-34 passing for 379 yards and three touchdowns as the Sooners beat No. 9 Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 championship game Saturday, avenging their only loss and making their case for their third playoff appearance in four years.

Two of Murray’s TD throws were to Grant Calcaterra, who had an impressive one-handed grab for an 18-yard score on a third-and-10 play with two minutes left.

“That catch will live on in Oklahoma history forever,” Riley said.

The Sooners (12-1, No. 5 CFP) won their seventh consecutive game – and became the first Power Five team to win four outright conference titles in a row since Florida in the SEC in the mid-1990s. Clemson (13-0, No. 2 CFP) matched them by winning its fourth ACC title in a row later Saturday with a win over Pittsburgh.

Also Saturday, Alabama (13-0, No. 1 CFP) rallied from a two-TD deficit for a 35-28 win over Georgia (11-2, No. 4 CFP) for the SEC title. Ohio State (12-1, No. 6 CFP) beat Northwestern 45-21 in the Big Ten championship game .

Sam Ehlinger was 23-of-36 passing for 349 yards with two touchdowns and also ran for two scores for Texas (9-4). But his final pass was picked off by Tre Norwood at the 1 in the final minute, and there was also a critical safety.

Two plays after Oklahoma’s only turnover, when receiver CeeDee Lamb fumbled inside the 10 after a 54-yard catch-and-run with nine minutes left, the Sooners got points anyway. Cornerback Tre Brown blitzed and sacked Ehlinger in the end zone for a safety that made it 32-27.

“Our defense did a great job getting the ball back to us. Offensively we didn’t take care of our part of the bargain,” Ehlinger said. “That’s on us, that’s on me. I will make it my mission to never let this team or this school feel this disappointment again.”

 

No. 24 Fresno State outlasts No. 19 Boise State in snow

Ronnie Rivers didn’t find many open holes while running the ball for Fresno State in a snowy Mountain West championship game.

And he didn’t have one on his final run Saturday night. But it didn’t matter.

Rivers took an option pitch and shredded a tackler before scampering into the end zone to give No. 24 Fresno State a 19-16 overtime victory over No. 19 Boise State for the Bulldogs’ first conference title since 2013.

His score came after Haden Hoggarth hit a 23-yard field goal on Boise State’s opening possession of overtime.

Fresno State (11-2, No. 25 CFP), which was 1-11 two years ago before Jeff Tedford arrived to right the ship, has completed its return to college football relevance and seems poised to challenge Boise State for conference supremacy in the near future.

Boise State (10-3, No. 22 CFP) was victimized again on a big stage by its special teams, missing a 42-yard field goal and having an extra point blocked late in the fourth quarter that sent the game to overtime.

Rivers’ game-winning touchdown set off a wild celebration with Fresno State players sliding across the snow-covered field and making snow angels. And after losing all nine games the Bulldogs had previously played on the Broncos signature blue turf, the celebration was a long-awaited one.

Tedford shook his head when asked about finally leading Fresno State to a win on the blue turf.

“The blue turf thing again?” Tedford asked with a smirk. “I don’t know how many times I have to say it – and the field wasn’t even blue tonight, it was white – it doesn’t matter what color it is, you’re playing a good football team and a well-coached team.

 

Chiefs set for Oakland game while Hunt wonders what’s next

Kareem Hunt went from the Kansas City Chiefs’ practice field to looking for a job in about six hours, a spectacular fall for the NFL’s reigning rushing champion.

The Pro Bowl running back had been preparing for Sunday’s game at Oakland when a months-old video surfaced online. The footage from a Cleveland hotel security camera showed Hunt shoving and kicking a woman, with police ultimately responding. No charges were filed.

The Chiefs immediately sent Hunt home as the TMZ video rippled across social media. An organization that prides itself on providing second chances said in a statement late Friday it had released the 23-year-old star. The team was traveling Saturday.

The NFL had no comment Friday night beyond saying Hunt was on the commissioner’s exempt list, meaning he can’t play or attend games while the league investigates.

The question now for both the Chiefs and Hunt is simple: What’s next?

The Chiefs (9-2) are barreling toward the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, and the loss of their leading rusher is substantial. Hunt already had run for more than 800 yards and had 14 total touchdowns, helping Kansas City form one of the league’s most dynamic offenses.

His ability to churn out yards on the ground helped the Chiefs put away several games. His ability to catch passes out of the backfield had been just as useful.

Yet the falloff to Spencer Ware isn’t that significant.

The Chiefs’ backup was the unquestioned starter heading into last season, even after the team made Hunt their third-round pick. It wasn’t until Ware – whose skill set closely mirrors that of Hunt – went down with a season-ending knee injury in the preseason that the rookie took over.

 

Cauley-Stein’s putback dunk lifts Kings past Pacers 111-110

Willie Cauley-Stein scored on a putback dunk with 16.1 seconds left and the Sacramento Kings held on to beat the Indiana Pacers 111-110 on Saturday night.

Bogdan Bogdanovic had 20 points and Cauley-Stein finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds to help the Kings end a four-game losing streak to the Pacers. Buddy Hield added 18 points, five rebounds and four assists.

Both teams exchanged leads throughout the game until Sacramento closed the fourth quarter on an 8-3 run capped by Cauley-Stein’s dunk.

Darren Collison made a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 1:12 remaining to put Indiana up 110-107. Fox followed with a steal and layup to pull Sacramento within one. After a turnover, Fox missed a short jumper that Cauley-Stein caught and jammed back in for the game-winner.

Indiana had multiple chances to win but Bojan Bogdanovic and Collison both missed jumpers in the final 15 seconds.

Bojan Bogdanovic had a season-high 27 points for the Pacers. Collison added 11 points and 12 assists.

Indiana continues to play without leading scorer Victor Oladipo, who missed his seventh straight game while recovering from a sore right knee.

McDermott, Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young scored 14 apiece for Indiana.

The Pacers trailed early in the fourth quarter then went ahead after Domantas Sabonis and Doug McDermott combined for 12 consecutive points capped by McDermott’s driving layup.

Sacramento took over after that and outscored Indiana 8-3 over the final 3 minutes.

 

Poole scores 21, No. 7 Michigan beats No. 19 Purdue 76-57

Purdue coach Matt Painter called timeouts twice in the opening 10 minutes, desperately trying to slow Michigan down.

It didn’t work.

Jordan Poole scored 21 points as part of a balanced offense and the seventh-ranked Wolverines were stingy on defense in a 76-57 win over the 19th-ranked Boilermakers on Saturday, routing a third ranked team this season.

Painter said Michigan has an “unbelievable” combination of having a variety of scorers all of whom also play well at the other end of the court.

“They can beat you in the 90s,” Painter said. “They can do it in the 60s.”

The Wolverines (8-0, 1-0 Big Ten) are off to their best start since winning the first 16 games of the 2012-13 season. They were coming off an 84-67 win over No. 11 North Carolina , and they beat then-No. 8 Villanova 73-46 on its home court last month.

Michigan coach John Beilein said it is his goal to be able to win high- or low-scoring games and he’s not satisfied yet.

“That’s the plan, but we’ve got a long way to go,” he insisted.

The Boilermakers (5-3, 0-1) have lost three of their last four games.

“We need to figure some things out,” Purdue center Matt Haarms said after scoring five points and grabbing two rebounds. “I don’t think we should have lost by this much. I think we got embarrassed.

“I’m really thinking to myself, this is not what this team should be about. I think we got out-toughed. I think some guys weren’t ready to play, including me.”

Michigan’s Jon Teske matched his career high with 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Ignas Brazdeikis scored 12 and Zavier Simpson had 10 points and seven assists. Charles Matthews added nine points, five rebounds and four assists.

 

Indiana edges Northwestern 68-66 in Big Ten opener

The Indiana Hoosiers began conference play with a victory, defeating the visiting Northwestern Wildcats 68-66 on Saturday.

The Hoosiers (6-2, 1-0) were led by Romeo Langford’s 20 points and Juwan Morgan’s 17 points and 12 rebounds. The pair of stars each shot 8 of 13 from the field. Morgan left the game with an apparent right leg injury with 3:20 remaining and the Hoosiers leading 61-58.

Northwestern (6-2, 0-1) appeared to have momentum on its side, tying the game at 63 with 2:06 remaining. The Hoosiers were going to have to survive the final minutes without Morgan, their best player so far this season.

After a timeout, head coach Archie Miller seemed to give Langford one-on-one advice. Was he telling Langford that this was his time?

“I feel like that was already stated without saying,” said Langford on if his coach told him to take over.

With the score knotted at 63 with 39 seconds left, Langford sank a floater through two Northwestern defenders to give the Hoosiers the lead for good. Langford wasn’t finished, getting a deflection that went off a Northwestern player for a turnover.

Miller had high praise for his star freshman, “He had his best all-around game tonight without question offensively and defensively.”

Northwestern coach Chris Collins had positive words for Langford as well. “He is a terrific scorer and player. He made a leaning 14-foot shot under pressure. That’s what really good players do. Credit to him for a big-time play.”

Northwestern was led by Dererk Pardon, who finished with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Vic Law added 16 points and nine rebounds.

Indiana survived a poor 3-point shooting performance (3 of 11) and struggles at the free-throw line (11 of 19) by attacking the basket, making 63 percent of their 2-point attempts. The Hoosiers scored 42 points in the paint.

 

Saint Louis uses 17-0 run to defeat Butler 64-52

The memories of falling to Butler by 30 points last season still remained fresh in Javon Bess’ head as he took the court on Saturday with the task of guarding Bulldogs leading scorer Kamar Baldwin.

Bess held Baldwin to six points and added 18 points of his own in Saint Louis’ 64-52 win over Butler on Saturday.

“He’s the best defender in the country when it comes to guards,” Saint Louis coach Travis Ford said. “Facts speak.”

“We told these guys earlier in the week this was a get-back game,” Bess said. “They embarrassed us last year. We just had a little extra incentive to play hard.”

Tramaine Isabell, Jr., was the only other Billikens scorer in double figures with 10 points, and Hasahn French added nine points and eight rebounds after missing last year’s contest in Indianapolis with an injury. All five Saint Louis starters finished with at least eight points.

“That’s just who we are,” Ford said. “That’s just the way we really run our offense. That’s the way we do things. The ball is really spread out. That doesn’t really shock me.”

Saint Louis (6-1) broke the game open with a 17-0 run that commenced when Bess hit a 3-pointer with 5:37 remaining for his first points of the game.

The Billikens held the Bulldogs (5-2) without a point for a span of 8:11 after Sean McDermott hit a 3-pointer with 5:55 remaining in the first half.

McDermott led Butler with 12 points on four 3-point baskets, all coming in the first half, and Aaron Thompson added 11.

“I thought we came out well,” Butler coach LaVall Jordan said. “When they swung back we didn’t respond well.”

Fred Thatch Jr. slammed down a dunk for two of his career-best seven points with 3:32 remaining in the first half to put Saint Louis up to stay.

“I knew it was a big win,” Thatch said. “Last year I watched the game on TV and I saw they didn’t play too good and Butler played really good, so they kind of humiliated them.”

Baldwin entered the game pacing the Bulldogs at 19.7 points per game and finished with a season-low six points but tied Henry Baddley for the team lead with nine rebounds

 

NFL PREVIEWS

Baltimore Ravens (6-5) at Atlanta Falcons (4-7)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Referee: Brad Allen

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 3-2

STREAKS: Ravens have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 10/19/14: Falcons 7 at Ravens 29

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/10: Falcons 26, Ravens 21

RAVENS NOTES:

QB LAMAR JACKSON (rookie) threw for 178 yards with TD & rushed for 71 yards with TD in Week 12. Has 190 rush yards in 2 career starts, most by QB in 1st 2 starts in NFL history. QB JOE FLACCO passed for 258 yards with 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in last meeting. Threw 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 99.5 rating in his only career road meeting. Has 275+ pass yards in 4 of his past 6 on road. • RB GUS EDWARDS (rookie) rushed for 118 yards in Week 12. Is 1 of 6 undrafted rookies in common draft era with 100+ rush yards in consecutive games. Aims for his 3rd in row with 115+ rush yards. RB ALEX COLLINS has 3 rush TDs in his past 2 on road. Has rush TD in each of his past 3. • WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had rec. TD last week. Had TD catch in his last game vs. Atl. (9/18/16 with Oak.). Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. WR WILLIE SNEAD IV had 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. Had 3 catches for 82 yards in 1/1/17 meeting (with NO). WR JOHN BROWN has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. • LB C.J. MOSLEY has 36 tackles (12 per game) in his past 3 vs. NFC South. Since entering league in 2014, is 1 of 3 in NFL (LUKE KUECHLY & TELVIN SMITH) with 500+ tackles (541), 5+ sacks (8) & 5+ INTs (5). LB TERRELL SUGGS had 43-yard FR-TD last week. Had sack in last meeting. Had 2 sacks & 2 TFL in last road meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Atl. with sack. LB MATTHEW JUDON recorded sack on three consecutive plays in Week 12.

FALCONS NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN completed 35 of 47 (74.5 pct.) for 377 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.9 rating in Week 12. Has 300+ pass yards & 100+ rating in 5 of his past 6. In 6 home games this season, has 2,090 pass yards (348.3 per game) with 15 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 125 rating. Passed for 316 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.8 rating in last home meeting. • RB TEVIN COLEMAN had TD catch last week. Has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 rush) in his past 6. In his past 3 at home vs. AFC, has 255 scrimmage yards (85 per game) & rush TD. RB ITO SMITH ranks 2nd among NFC rookies with 4 rush TDs this season. • WR JULIO JONES had 11 receptions for 147 yards in Week 12. Leads NFL with 1,305 rec. yards & ties for 3rd with 84 receptions in 2018. Has 50 receptions for 741 yards (123.5 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 6. Aims for his 7th in row with 100+ rec. yards. Has 21 catches for 342 yards (114 per game) & TD in 3 games vs. AFC this season. Rookie WR CALVIN RIDLEY had career-high 8 receptions for 93 yards & TD last week. Leads NFL rookies in rec. yards (625) & TD catches (8). • S DAMONTAE KAZEE had INT in Week 12. Leads NFL with career-high 6 INTs in 2018. Has INT in 6 of his past 8. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC with INT. DL JACK CRAWFORD had sack last week. Has 2.5 sacks & FF in his past 4 at home. Rookie LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles.

 

Denver Broncos (5-6) at Cincinnati Bengals (5-6)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Paul Brown Stadium | Referee: Ron Torbert

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 21-10

STREAKS: Broncos have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Bengals 20 at Broncos 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/25/16: Broncos 29, Bengals 17

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB CASE KEENUM threw 2 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for 99.9 rating last week. In his only career start vs. Cin. (12/17/17 with Min.), completed 20 of 23 (87 pct.) for 236 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 138.4 rating. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. • RB PHILLIP LINDSAY (rookie) had 14 carries for 110 yards (7.9 per carry) & TD in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD. Has 508 scrimmage yards (101.6 per game) & 5 rush TDs in his past 5. Aims for his 4th in row on road with rush TD. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 780 rush yards & 967 scrimmage yards. Is averaging 5.78 yards per carry, 3rd-highest in NFL (min. 100 att.). • WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 7 catches for 86 yards & TD catch last week. Has 5 TD catches in his past 4 meetings. In his past 2 at Cin., has 187 rec. yards & 4 TDs. Since 2014, is 1 of 6 in NFL with 350+ catches (370) & 13+ yards per catch avg. (13.4). TE MATT LA COSSE had 1st-career TD catch last week. Rookie WR COURTLAND SUTTON aims for his 3rd in row on road with 75+ rec. yards. Leads NFL averaging 19.7 yards per catch (min. 20 catches). • LB TODD DAVIS had 10 tackles last week. Is 1 of 3 in AFC (KIKO ALONSO & JESSIE BATES) with 80+ tackles (82) & 5+ PD (7). LB VON MILLER has 6.5 sacks in his past 6. Has 4 sacks in 3 career road meetings. Leads AFC with 10.5 sacks. CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. had 2 PD & INT in Week 12. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had sack last week.

BENGALS NOTES:

QB JEFF DRISKEL will make 1st-career start. Passed for 155 yards with TD & rushed for TD in Week 12. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3. • RB JOE MIXON had 155 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 66 rec.) last week. In 6 home games this season, has 664 scrimmage yards (110.7 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.). Since entering league in 2013, RB GIOVANI BERNARD is 1 of 2 active players (LE’VEON BELL) with 3,000+ rush yards (3,076) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,200). • WR A.J. GREEN aims for his 4th in row at home with 75+ rec. yards. Had TD catch in last meeting. In 6 career games vs. Den., has 4 TD catches. WR TYLER BOYD had 7 catches for 85 yards & TD last week. Has 4 TD catches in his past 4 at home. Green (687 rec. yards, 6 TD catches) & Boyd (841, 6) are 1 of 3 pairs of teammates with 600+ rec. yards & 5+ TD catches in 2018. WR JOHN ROSS had TD catch last week. Aims for his 4th in row with TD catch & has TD in 4 of his past 5. • DE CARLOS DUNLAP had 2 sacks in his last game vs. Den. Has 7 sacks in his past 4 vs. Den. Rookie S JESSIE BATES is 1 of 2 in NFL (KIKO ALONSO) with 85+ tackles (85) & 3+ INTs (3). LB VONTAZE BURFICT had 12 tackles, FF & 0.5 sack in last meeting. CB DRE KIRKPATRICK had INT in last meeting. S SHAWN WILLIAMS has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3. Is only NFL player with 70+ tackles (73) & 4+ INTs (4).

 

Los Angeles Rams (10-1) at Detroit Lions (4-7)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Ford Field | Referee: John Parry

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 43-40-1

STREAKS: Lions have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/16/16: Rams 28 at Lions 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/16/16

RAMS NOTES:

RAMS rank 2nd in NFL in yards per game (448.6) & 3rd in points per game (35.4). • QB JARED GOFF passed for 413 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.1 rating in Week 11. Has 2 games with 400+ pass yards & 4+ TD passes, tied for most in NFL in 2018 (RYAN FITZPATRICK). Aims for his 6th in row with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. In his past 2 vs. NFC North, has 760 pass yards (380 per game) with 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 143 rating. • RB TODD GURLEY leads NFL with 1,484 scrimmage yards & 17 scrimmage TDs. In 2 career meetings, has 244 scrimmage yards (122 per game) & 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC North with TD. Since 2017, has 1,908 scrimmage yards (146.8 per game) & 23 TDs (16 rush, 7 rec.) in 13 road games. Aims for his 8th in row on road with TD. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 8 receptions for 107 yards in Week 11. Aims for his 4th in row with 6+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. In his past 2 meetings, has 17 receptions for 197 yards (98.5 per game) & TD. WR JOSH REYNOLDS had 6 catches for career-high 80 yards & TD in Week 11. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD. • DT AARON DONALD had 2 sacks & 2 FFs in Week 11. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. Leads NFL with 14.5 sacks & ties for lead with 16 TFL. LB SAMSON EBUKAM had sack, 11-yard FR-TD & 25-yard INT-TD in Week 11, his 1st-career TDs. CB MARCUS PETERS had INT in Week 11. Since 2015, leads NFL with 21 INTs.

LIONS NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 270 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 139.8 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Rams with 2+ TD passes. Has 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC West. In his past 4 at home vs. NFC West, has 1,173 pass yards (293.3 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 116.5 rating. • RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 88 yards & 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 10 games with 2+ rush TDs since 2012 & is 1 of 3 in NFL (TODD GURLEY & ADRIAN PETERSON) with 10+ such games over span. Had 88 rush yards & TD in 12/4/16 meeting with NE. RB THEO RIDDICK has 60+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3. Since 2014, leads NFL RBs with 268 receptions. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY had 5 catches for 90 yards last week. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. In his past 7 at home, has 33 receptions for 560 yards (80 per game) & 4 TDs. WR MARVIN JONES, JR. aims for his 4th in row at home & 5th in row vs. NFC West with TD catch. Had rec. TD in last meeting. • DE EZEKIEL ANSAH had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 6 sacks in his past 4 at home. DT DAMON HARRISON had 1.5 sacks in Week 12. Has 2.5 sacks & PD in 3 home games with Det. In 2 career meetings, has 13 tackles & sack. CB DARIUS SLAY has 4 INTs & 9 PD in his past 8 at home. S GLOVER QUIN had 7 tackles & sack last week.

 

Arizona Cardinals (2-9) at Green Bay Packers (4-6-1)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Lambeau Field | Referee: Pete Morelli

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 44-23-4

STREAKS: Packers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 12/27/15: Packers 8 at Cardinals 38

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/4/12: Packers 31, Cardinals 17

CARDS NOTES:

QB JOSH ROSEN (rookie) aims for his 6th in row with pass TD. Has 70+ rating in 3 of 4 career road starts. • RB DAVID JOHNSON has 516 scrimmage yards (129 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4. Has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 on road. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. Had 127 scrimmage yards (88 rec., 39 rush) & rush TD in last meeting. In his past 6 vs. NFC North, has 630 scrimmage yards (105 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.). • WR LARRY FITZGERALD had rec. TD in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD. Has 5 TD catches in his past 5. Has 6 rec. TDs in 5 career games vs. GB (incl. postseason). Aims for his 6th in row vs. GB (incl. playoffs) with TD catch. Rookie WR CHRISTIAN KIRK has 13 catches for 167 yards (83.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. NFC North. Has 2 TDs in his past 4. Is 1 of 3 NFL rookies with 40+ catches (40), 500+ rec. yards (536) & 3+ TD catches (3) in 2018. • LB CHANDLER JONES has 4.5 sacks in his past 3. In 5 career games vs. NFC North, has 6.5 sacks, 9 TFL, 2 FFs, 2 PD & returned blocked FG 58 yards for TD. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC North with sack. Ranks 4th in NFL with 11 sacks in 2018. Since 2016, leads NFL in sacks (39) & TFL (52). DT ROBERT NKEMDICHE had career-high 2.5 sacks & 4 TFL last week. DT RODNEY GUNTER has 2 sacks & FF in his past 3. Aims for his 5th in row with TFL. CB PATRICK PETERSON has 2 INTs & 4 PD in his past 5 on road vs. NFC North.

PACKERS NOTES:

QB AARON RODGERS has 1,489 pass yards (297.8 per game) with 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 101.3 rating in 5 home games this season. Has 12 pass TDs vs. 4 INTs for 97.4 rating in 5 career meetings (incl. playoffs). In his past 5 vs. NFC West, has 1,600 pass yards (320 per game) with 9 TDs vs. 1 INT for 109.8 rating. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. NFC West with 300+ pass yards. • RB AARON JONES had 93 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 21 rec.) & rush TD in Week 12. Has 539 scrimmage yards (107.8 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5. Aims for his 4th in row with TD & his 6th in row with 85+ scrimmage yards. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 69 rec. yards & TD last week. In his past 7, has 49 receptions for 737 yards (105.3 per game) & 7 TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ TD catches. Has 25 catches for 431 yards (143.7 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 vs. NFC West. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC West with 130+ rec. yards. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 3 TD catches in his past 3 vs. Az. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ led team with 13 tackles last week. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 97 tackles in 2018. Has 12+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. DL KENNY CLARK had sack in Week 12. Has 5 sacks in his past 6. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. CB JAIRE ALEXANDER (9) & CB JOSH JACKSON (5) are only pair of rookie teammates with 5+ PD each in 2018.

 

Cleveland Browns (4-6-1) at Houston Texans (8-3)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | NRG Stadium | Referee: Walt Coleman

SERIES HISTORY:

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

STREAKS: Texans have won past 4

LAST GAME: 10/15/17: Browns 17 at Texans 33

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/15/17

BROWNS NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD (rookie) completed 19 of 26 (73.1 pct.) for 258 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 143.9 rating last week. Is 1st rookie QB in NFL history with 140+ rating in 2 consecutive games (min. 20 att.). Aims for his 3rd in row with 70+ comp. pct., 3+ TD passes & 0 INTs. Has 2+ TD passes in each of his past 5. Leads all rookies with 2,242 pass yards, 17 TD passes & 93.2 rating. • RB NICK CHUBB (rookie) had 128 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 44 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 12. Is 1 of 4 rookies in NFL history with both rush TD & TD catch in consecutive games. Aims for his 3rd in row with 125+ scrimmage yards & 2 TDs. Is tied for 2nd among rookies with 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 rec.) & 3rd with 663 rush yards. RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. has 3 TD catches in his past 3. • WR JARVIS LANDRY had 5 catches for 83 yards & 2 TD catches in his last game vs. Hou. (10/25/15 with Mia.). Has 3 TD catches in his past 4 vs. AFC South. TE DAVID NJOKU had 63 rec. yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. Rookie WR ANTONIO CALLAWAY had TD catch in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. • DE MYLES GARRETT had sack last week. Has 5 sacks in his past 5. Has 4.5 sacks in his past 4 on road. Is 1 of 4 in AFC with 10+ sacks (10) & 3+ FFs (3). CB DAMARIOUS RANDALL had INT in Week 12. LB JOE SCHOBERT had 12 tackles in last meeting. Since 2017, is only NFL player with 200+ tackles (206) 3+ sacks (4.5) & 3+ FFs (4).

TEXANS NOTES:

QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 19 of 24 (79.2 pct.) for 210 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.9 rating & rushed for 70 yards with TD in Week 12. Has 125+ rating in 3 of his past 4. Passed for 225 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 103.4 rating & rushed for 23 yards in last meeting. In 9 career home games, has 24 pass TDs vs. 7 INTs for 110.4 rating & 256 rush yards with 2 TDs. Is 1 of 2 NFL QBs (CAM NEWTON) with 100+ rating (101.0) & 300+ rush yards (345) this season. • RB LAMAR MILLER had 162 rush yards, incl. 97-yard TD, on 12 carries (13.5 avg.) last week. Has 2 career scrimmage TDs of 97+ yards, tied for most in NFL history. Has 99+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5. Had 81 scrimmage yards (41 rush, 40 rec.) in last meeting. • WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 6 TD catches in his past 6. Had TD catch in last meeting. Since start of 2017 season, has 1,065 rec. yards (81.9 per game) & 14 TD catches in 13 home games. WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had 2 TD catches last week, his 1st TDs with Hou. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 9+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Rookie TE JORDAN THOMAS has 3 TD catches in his past 4. • DE J.J. WATT had 9 tackles, 1.5 sacks & FF last week. Aims for his 5th in row with sack. In his last game vs. Cle. (11/16/14), had 5 tackles, 3 TFL, sack, FF, FR & TD catch. Since 2016, DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY has 49 TFL, 2nd-most in NFL over span (CHANDLER JONES, 52). DE CHRISTIAN COVINGTON had career-high 2.5 sacks & 2 TFL in Week 12.

 

Indianapolis Colts (6-5) at Jacksonville Jaguars (3-8)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | TIAA Bank Field | Referee: Alex Kemp

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 23-12

STREAKS: Jaguars have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/11/18: Jaguars 26 at Colts 29

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/3/17: Jaguars 30, Colts 10

COLTS NOTES:

QB ANDREW LUCK completed 30 of 37 (81.1 pct.) for 343 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 109.8 rating last week. Has 3+ TD passes in 8 consecutive games, tied with PEYTON MANNING (8 games in 2004) for 2nd-longest streak in single season in NFL history. Aims for his 6th in row with 70+ comp. pct. & 100+ rating. Passed for 285 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 123.5 rating in Week 10 meeting. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 32 TD passes. • RB MARLON MACK had 85 rush yards last week. Since Week 6, ranks 4th in NFL with 522 rush yards. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 6. Has 242 scrimmage yards (121 per game) & 2 rush TDs in past 2 on road. • WR T.Y. HILTON had 7 catches for 125 yards in Week 12. Has 16 catches for 280 yards (140 per game) & 2 TD catches in his past 2. Aims for his 3rd in row at Jax. with TD. TE ERIC EBRON had 2 rec. TDs last week. Has 2+ TD catches 2 of his past 3 & 5 rec. TDs in his past 4. In last meeting, had 69 rec. yards with 2 TDs & rushed for TD. Ties for NFL lead with career-high 11 TD catches. COLTS TEs have combined for 18 TD catches this season, 9 more than next closest teams. • LB DARIUS LEONARD (rookie) had team-high 10 tackles & sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Leads NFL with 114 tackles. Since 2001, is 1 of 2 players (MICHEAL BARROW in 2001) with 110+ tackles (114), 6+ sacks (6) & 4+ FFs (4) in single season. LB ANTHONY WALKER has 9+ tackles in 2 of his past 3. Had 10 tackles in last meeting.

JAGS NOTES:

QB CODY KESSLER will start 1st game with Jax. In only appearance in 2018 (Week 7 vs. Hou.), completed 21 of 30 (70 pct.) for 156 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT. Has TD pass in 5 of his past 7 starts. • RB T.J. YELDON has 514 scrimmage yards (85.7 per game) in 6 career games vs. Ind. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC South with 5+ catches. Has 210 scrimmage yards (70 per game) & rec. TD in his past 3 at home vs. division. Leads team with 385 rush yards & 46 catches. Is 1 of 3 AFC RBs (MELVIN GORDON & JAMES WHITE) with 40+ catches (46), 400+ rec. yards (423) & 4+ TD catches (4). RB CARLOS HYDE has 50+ rush yards & TD in 2 of his past 4 vs. AFC South. • WR DEDE WESTBROOK had TD catch in Week 12. Had 6 catches for 78 yards in last home meeting. WR DONTE MONCRIEF had 98 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 75+ rec. yards. • LB TELVIN SMITH led team with 9 tackles last week. Had 8 tackles & INT in last meeting. Has 8+ tackles in 6 of his past 7. Has 65 tackles (9.3 per game) & 7 TFL in his past 7 vs. Ind. Since entering league in 2014, is 1 of 6 in NFL with 500+ tackles (535) & 5+ sacks (7.5). CB JALEN RAMSEY has 4 PD & 2 INTs in his past 2. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL has 4 TFL & 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. Ind. Since 2017, is 1 of 2 in AFC (VON MILLER) with 20+ sacks (20.5) & 25+ TFL (26). DE YANNICK NGAKOUE has 4.5 sacks in 5 career meetings.

 

Buffalo Bills (4-7) at Miami Dolphins (5-6)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Hard Rock Stadium | Referee: Shawn Hochuli

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 59-44-1

STREAKS: Bills have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/31/17: Bills 22 at Dolphins 16

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/31/17

BILLS NOTES:

QB JOSH ALLEN (rookie) threw 75-yard TD pass & rushed for 99 yards with TD last week. His 75-yard TD pass was longest TD pass by rookie QB in franchise history. Is 1 of 3 NFL QBs (CAM NEWTON & DAK PRESCOTT) with 4+ rush TDs in 2018. • RB LE SEAN MC COY has 95+ scrimmage yards & TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Mia. Has 7 TDs (5 rush, 2 rec.) in 7 career meetings. Has 115+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. division. Since entering leauge in 2009, leads NFL with 10,518 rush yards & is 1 of 2 (FRANK GORE) with 10,000+ rush yards over span. RB CHRIS IVORY had 102 scrimmage yards (87 rush, 15 rec.) & rush TD in his last game vs. Mia. (11/29/15 with NYJ). Aims for his 3rd meeting in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row vs. Mia. with TD. • TE CHARLES CLAY had 1,809 rec. yards & 14 TD catches in 4 seasons with Mia. (2011-14). Aims for his 4th meeting in row with 5+ catches & 60+ rec. yards. WR ZAY JONES leads team with 37 catches & 392 rec. yards. Rookie WR ROBERT FOSTER led team with 94 rec. yards, incl. 75-yard TD catch last week. Has 199 rec. yards (99.5 per game) in past 2. • S JORDAN POYER had team-high 10 tackles & INT last week. Had INT in last meeting. Has 3 INTs in his past 5 vs. division. Rookie LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS has 47 tackles (7.8 per game), 5 PD, FF & sack in 6 career road games. Is 1 of 3 NFL rookies with 75+ tackles (78) & 7+ PD (7). DT KYLE WILLIAMS had 1.5 sacks last week. Had rush TD in last meeting. LB MATT MILANO aims for his 3rd in row with INT.

DOLPHINS NOTES:

QB RYAN TANNEHILL is 7-0 in his past 7 at home as starter. Has 3+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 at home. Has 99+ rating in 3 of his past 4 starts vs. Buf. In his past 9 vs. AFC East, has 2,316 pass yards (257.3 per game) with 11 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 90.1 rating. • RB FRANK GORE rushed for 130 yards in his last game vs. Buf. (12/10/17 with Ind.). Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 meetings. RB KENYAN DRAKE had 96 scrimmage yards (64 rec., 32 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Had 90 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 15 rec.) in last meeting. In 3 career games vs. Buf., has 259 scrimmage yards (86.3 per game) & 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Buf. with 75+ rush yards. • WR DE VANTE PARKER has 60+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. In his past 3 meetings, has 238 rec. yards (79.3 per game) & TD catch. Since entering league in 2013, WR KENNY STILLS is 1 of 2 in NFL (DE SEAN JACKSON) with 200+ catches (242) & 16+ yards per catch avg. (16.2). WR LEONTE CARROO had 74-yard rec. TD last week. • DE CAMERON WAKE has 3.5 sacks in his past 3. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Buf. with sack & TFL. In his past 15 vs. division, has 14.5 sacks, 12 TFL, 3 FFs & INT. S RESHAD JONES had team-high 8 tackles & sack in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. Buf. CB XAVIEN HOWARD had 2 INTs last week. Has 3 TFL & sack in 3 career meetings. LB KIKO ALONSO had 159 tackles, 11 TFL & 4 INTs as rookie in only season with Buf. (2013).

 

Chicago Bears (8-3) at New York Giants (3-8)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | MetLife Stadium | Referee: Clay Martin

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Bears lead all-time series, 28-20-2

STREAKS: Giants have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/20/16: Bears 16 at Giants 22

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/20/16

BEARS NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY has 1,878 pass yards (268.3 per game) with 18 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 107.3 rating in his past 7. Is 1 of 2 NFL QBs (CAM NEWTON) with 20+ TD passes (20), 350+ rush yards (363) & 3+ rush TDs (3) in 2018. • RB JORDAN HOWARD had 99 scrimmage yards (77 rush, 22 rec.) in last meeting. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC East. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 4 on road. Since 2016, ranks 3rd in NFL with 2,971 rush yards. RB TARIK COHEN had TD catch in Week 12. Has 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 on road. RB TAQUAN MIZZELL had rec. TD last week, his 1st-career TD. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 4 TD catches in his past 6. TE TREY BURTON had rec. TD in his last game vs. NYG (12/17/17 with Phi.). Has TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. Ties for 2nd among NFC TEs with 5 TD catches in 2018. • BEARS lead NFL in INTs (20), tie for lead in FFs (16) & rank 4th in NFC in sacks (34). LB KHALIL MACK has 3 sacks, FF & FR in his past 3. Had sack, FF & FR in only career meeting (12/3/17 with Oak.). Is his past 4 on road, has 3 sacks, 2 FFs, FR & 27-yard INT-TD. In only NFL player with 5+ FFs (5) & 2+ FRs (2) in 2018. LB DANNY TREVATHAN led team with 11 tackles in last meeting. Has 28 tackles (9.3 per game) in his past 3 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. S EDDIE JACKSON had 41-yard INT-TD last week, his 5th-career TD. Aims for his 3rd in row with INT-TD. Has 3 TDs (2 INTs, 1 FR) in his past 4. Since 2017, leads NFL with 3 INT-TDs.

GIANTS NOTES:

QB ELI MANNING has completed 62 of 86 (72.1 pct.) for 716 yards with 6 TDs vs. 1 INT for 115.3 rating in his past 3. Had 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 95.5 rating in last meeting. In his past 8 at home vs. NFC North, is 6-2 with 15 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 98.1 rating. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) had 142 scrimmage yards (101 rush, 41 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 12. Is 1 of 4 rookies in NFL history with rush TD & rec. TD in consecutive games. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 10 of 11 career games. Has 720 scrimmage yards (144 per game) & 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 career home games. Ranks 3rd in NFL in scrimmage yards (1,410) & leads all rookies in rush yards (829) & rush TDs (8). • WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. led team with 85 rec. yards last week. Has 12 catches for 210 yards (105 per game) & TD in his past 2 at home. Since entering league in 2014, ranks 2nd in NFL with 43 TD catches. WR STERLING SHEPARD had TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. TE RHETT ELLISON had career-high 77 rec. yards in Week 12. • S LANDON COLLINS had 6 tackles & INT in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row with 9+ tackles. Leads team & all NFL safeties with 91 tackles in 2018. LB OLIVIER VERNON had sack in last meeting. Has 3 sacks, FF & FR in his past 5 at home. LB ALEC OGLETREE had sack last week. Has 29 tackles (9.7 per game) & 15-yard INT-TD in his past 3 at home.

 

Carolina Panthers (6-5) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-7)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Raymond James Stadium | Referee: Carl Cheffers

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Panthers lead all-time series, 23-13

STREAKS: Panthers have won past 3

LAST GAME: 11/4/18: Buccaneers 28 at Panthers 42

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/29/17: Panthers 17, Buccaneers 3

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB CAM NEWTON completed 19 of 25 (76 pct.) for 247 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 133.3 rating in last meeting. In 2 division games this season, has 582 pass yards (291 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 115.3 rating. In his past 5 on road, has 1,429 pass yards (285.8 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 103.6 rating. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. • RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY had franchise-record 237 scrimmage yards (125 rush, 112 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Is 5th different player since 2000 with 100+ rush yards, 100+ rec. yards, rush TD & TD catch in single game. Is 1 of 3 in NFL with 1,350+ scrimmage yards (1,365) & 10+ scrimmage TDs (10). Had 157 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 78 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with 100+ scrimmage yards. • WR D.J. MOORE (rookie) had career-high 8 receptions for 91 yards in Week 12. Has 17 catches for 248 yards (124 per game) & TD in his past 2. TE GREG OLSEN had 76 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. • LB LUKE KUECHLY led team with 12 tackles in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. In his past 2 at TB, has 17 tackles, 3 TFL, 2 PD, sack, FF & INT. Aims for his 6th in row vs. NFC South with TFL. DE MARIO ADDISON had career-high 3 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 6 sacks in his past 4 vs. TB. LB SHAQ THOMPSON had 7 tackles, sack & FF in Week 12.

BUCS NOTES:

QB JAMEIS WINSTON completed 29 of 38 (76.3 pct.) for 312 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.4 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 115+ rating. Passed for 367 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 131.1 rating in his last game vs. Car. (12/24/17). Has 1,424 pass yards (356 per game) with 9 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 103.9 rating in his past 4 vs. NFC South. • RB PEYTON BARBER had 63 scrimmage yards & rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 304 scrimmage yards (76 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 4 vs. division. • WR MIKE EVANS had 6 receptions for 116 yards in Week 12. Has 1,073 rec. yards this season & joined HOFer RANDY MOSS & A.J. GREEN as only players in NFL history with 1,000+ rec. yards in each of 1st 5 career seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 at home. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES had TD catch in Week 12. Has 4 TDs in his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. • DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL had sack last week. Has 5 sacks & FF in 5 home games with TB. Ranks 4th in NFC with 10.5 sacks in 2018, his 3rd-career season with 10+ sacks. Rookie DT VITA VEA had sack & career-high 3 TFL in Week 12. Has sack in 2 of his past 3. DE CARL NASSIB had sack & FF last week. Has 6.5 sacks in his past 6. Aims for his 5th in row with .5+ sacks.

 

Kansas City Chiefs (9-2) at Oakland Raiders (2-9)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum | Referee: Shawn Smith

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 61-52-2

STREAKS: Chiefs have won 6 of past 7

LAST GAME: 12/10/17: Raiders 15 at Chiefs 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/19/17: Raiders 31, Chiefs 30

CHIEFS NOTES:

QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 33 of 46 (71.7 pct.) for 478 yards with 6 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 117.6 rating & rushed for 28 yards in Week 11. Is 1 of 3 QBs in NFL history (BEN ROETHLISBERGER & Y.A. TITTLE) with multiple games with 6+ TD passes in single season. In 6 road games this season, has 2,091 pass yards (348.5 per game) with 24 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 125 rating. Has 3+ pass TDs in 5 of his past 6. Leads NFL with 37 TD passes & ranks 2nd with 117.9 rating. • RB KAREEM HUNT had 111 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 41 rec.) & TD catch in Week 11. In his past 5 on road, has 692 scrimmage yards (138.4 per game) & 7 TDs (4 rec., 3 rush). Rushed for 116 yards & TD in last meeting. Since entering league in 2017, ranks 2nd in NFL with 2,151 rush yards & 2,984 scrimmage yards. • WR TYREEK HILL had 10 catches for career-high 215 yards & 2 TDs in Week 11. His 215 rec. yards were most by player in NFL this season. Has 332 rec. yards (166 per game) & 4 TD catches in his past 2. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Oak. Has 2+ TD catches in 2 of his past 3 on road. Is 1 of 2 NFL players with 1,000+ rec. yards (1,106) & 10+ TD catches (11) in 2018. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 10 catches for 127 yards & TD in Week 11. WR CHRIS CONLEY had 2 TD catches in Week 11, his 1st-career multi-TD game. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had sack & FF in Week 11. DT CHRIS JONES aims for his 8th in row with sack & 3rd in row with 2+ sacks. DT ALLEN BAILEY had FR-TD in Week 11.

RAIDERS NOTES:

QB DEREK CARR passed for 417 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.2 rating in last home meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division with 240+ pass yards. Has 70+ comp. pct. in 2 of his past 3 at home and 4 of his past 7 overall. • RB DOUG MARTIN rushed for 51 yards & TD in Week 12. Had 105 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 42 rec.) in his last game vs. KC (11/20/16 with TB). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. KC with 100+ scrimmage yards. In 9 career games vs. AFC West, has 910 scrimmage yards (101.1 per game) with 5 rush TDs. RB JALEN RICHARD aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. • TE JARED COOK had TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 3 TD catches in his past 4 at home. In 5 home games this season, has 426 rec. yards (85.2 per game). Had 5 catches for 75 yards & TD in last meeting. Had 107 rec. yards in last home meeting. Has 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his 4 career games vs. KC. WR JORDY NELSON has 4 TD catches in 7 career games vs. AFC West. • LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD led team with career-high 14 tackles last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 7+ tackles. Is 1 of 4 NFL players with 80+ tackles (86) & 8+ TFL (8) in 2018. S REGGIE NELSON had INT in Week 12. Leads all active players with 38 INTs & is 1 of 2 active players (MIKE ADAMS) with 30+ INTs & 10+ FFs (10). S MARCUS GILCHRIST had INT last week. Has INT in 2 of his past 3. LB NICHOLAS MORROW had 1st-career sack last week.

 

New York Jets (3-8) at Tennessee Titans (5-6)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | Nissan Stadium | Referee: Jerome Boger

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 23-19-1

STREAKS: Jets have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/13/15: Titans 8 at Jets 30

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/14/14: Jets 16, Titans 11

JETS NOTES:

QB SAM DARNOLD (rookie) has completed 41 of 64 (64.1 pct.) for 447 yards (223.5 per game) with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 93.7 rating in 2 career starts vs. AFC South. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 159 completions, 1,934 pass yards & 11 TD passes. QB JOSH MC COWN passed for 276 yards with 1 TD vs. 1 INT & rushed for 25 yards in Week 12. Had TD pass in only career start vs. Ten. (10/23/05 with Az.). • RB ISAIAH CROWELL had 71 scrimmage yards (36 rec., 35 rush) in his last game vs. Ten. (10/22/17 with Cle.). Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 meetings. Leads team with 582 rush yards & is 1 of 3 NFL players (FRANK GORE & LAMAR MILLER) with 550+ rush yards in each of past 5 seasons (2014-18). • WR JERMAINE KEARSE had 66 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 12. WR QUINCY ENUNWA had 73 rec. yards last week. Leads team with 33 catches & 418 rec. yards. Rookie TE CHRISTOPHER HERNDON has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. Is only rookie TE with 300+ rec. yards (314) & 3+ TD catches (3). • LB AVERY WILLIAMSON led team with 11 tackles last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 10+ tackles. Is 1 of 2 AFC players (DARIUS LEONARD) with 85+ tackles (89) & 3+ sacks (3). Had 370 tackles, 20 TFL & 11.5 sacks in 4 seasons with Ten. (2014-17). S JAMAL ADAMS had 10 tackles & 3 PD last week. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (BOBBY WAGNER) with 10+ tackles & 3+ PD in single game in 2018. Has 6 PD in his past 3.

TITANS NOTES:

QB MARCUS MARIOTA completed his 1st 19 pass att. & finished 22 of 23 (95.7 pct.) for 303 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 147.7 rating in Week 12. His 95.7 comp. pct. is 2ndhighest in single game in NFL history (min. 20 att.). Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4. Threw for 274 yards in only career meeting. Has 5 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs in his past 4 vs. AFC East. Has 72+ comp. pct. in 4 of his past 5. Since entering league in 2015, is 1 of 3 NFL QBs (KIRK COUSINS & CAM NEWTON) with 60+ pass TDs (67) & 10+ rush TDs (11). • RB DION LEWIS had 133 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 40 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his last game vs. Jets (12/31/17 with NE). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with rush TD. In his past 5 vs. AFC East, has 512 scrimmage yards (102.4 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.). RB DERRICK HENRY has 4 rush TDs in his past 5. • WR COREY DAVIS had 96 rec. yards, incl. 48-yard TD catch last week. Has 125+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. Leads team with 49 catches & 702 rec. yards. Is 1 of 5 in AFC with 45+ catches (49) & 14+ yards per catch avg. (14.3). TE JONNU SMITH had 61-yard TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4. • LB WESLEY WOODYARD aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with 10+ tackles. LB JAYON BROWN has 21 tackles, 2 TFL & 1.5 sacks in his past 3 at home. CB LOGAN RYAN had 11 tackles last week. Has 3 PD in his past 2 vs. NYJ. In his past 4 vs. Jets, CB MALCOLM BUTLER has 3 INTs, 2 FFs & 2 FRs.

 

Minnesota Vikings (6-4-1) at New England Patriots (8-3)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | Gillette Stadium | Referee: Craig Wrolstad

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 8-4

STREAKS: Patriots have won past 4

LAST GAME: 9/14/14: Patriots 30 at Vikings 7

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/31/10: Patriots 28, Vikings 18

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS completed 29 of 38 (76.3 pct.) for 342 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 129.5 rating last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (MATT RYAN & DREW BREES) with 70+ comp. pct. (71.1), 3,000+ pass yards (3,286) & 100+ rating (101.9) this season. In his past 7 vs. AFC, has 2,030 pass yards (290 per game) with 14 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 99.2 rating. • RB DALVIN COOK had 76 scrimmage yards (47 rec., 29 rush) & 1st-career TD catch in Week 12. In 10 career games, has 844 scrimmage yards (84.4 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 4 rush TDs in his past 5 vs. AFC. • WR ADAM THIELEN had 8 catches for 125 yards & TD last week. Has TD in 7 of his past 8. Ranks 1st in NFL in receptions (93), 2nd in rec. yards (1,138) & ties for 5th in TD catches (8). Has 23 catches for 215 yards (107.5 per game) & TD in his past 2 vs. AFC. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC with 9+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. WR STEFON DIGGS has 31 receptions for 322 yards (107.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row with 8+ receptions, 75+ rec. yards & TD. In 5 road games this season, has 51 catches for 501 yards (100.2 per game) & 3 TDs. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER ties for 2nd in NFL with 11.5 sacks in 2018. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC with sack. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 on road. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack last week. Has 7 sacks & FF in his past 6 vs. AFC. Has 2+ sacks in 3 of his past 6 vs. AFC.

PATRIOTS NOTES:

QB TOM BRADY passed for 283 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.4 rating last week. Has 79,416 career pass yards (incl. playoffs) & surpassed PEYTON MANNING (79,279) for most in NFL history, incl. postseason. In 4 career games vs. Min., has 9 TD passes vs. 1 INT for 109.4 rating. Aims for his 5th meeting in row with 100+ rating. Has 99+ rating in 9 of his past 11 vs. NFC North. • RB SONY MICHEL (rookie) set career-highs with 133 rush yards & 145 scrimmage yards & had rush TD last week. Has 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 4 of his past 6. In 3 career home games, has 328 scrimmage yards (109.3 per game) & 4 rush TDs. Is 1 of 4 rookie RBs with 500+ rush yards (586) & 5+ rush TDs (5) in 2018. RB JAMES WHITE ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 67 catches. Is 1 of 3 AFC RBs with 4+ TD catches (6) & 4+ rush TDs (4). • TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had TD catch in Week 12. Has 78 career TD catches, tied with HOFer TERRELL OWENS (78) for 3rd-most by player prior to age of 30 in NFL history. In his past 4 vs. NFC North, has 376 rec. yards (94 per game) & 3 TD catches. WR JULIAN EDELMAN had team-high 84 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Aims for his 5th in row with 70+ rec. yards. WR JOSH GORDON has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. • S PATRICK CHUNG led team with 13 tackles & TFL last week. CB STEPHON GILMORE had INT last week. Has INT, sack, FF & FR in his past 3.

 

San Francisco 49ers (2-9) at Seattle Seahawks (6-5)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | CenturyLink Field | Referee: Clete Blakeman

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 23-15

STREAKS: Seahawks have won past 8

LAST GAME: 11/26/17: Seahawks 24 at 49ers 13

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/17/17: Seahawks 12, 49ers 9

49ERS NOTES:

QB NICK MULLENS has 733 pass yards (244.3 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 89.6 rating in 3 career starts. Aims for his 4th in row with 200+ pass yards & TD. • RB MATT BREIDA ranks 2nd in NFL with 5.81 rush avg. (min. 100 att.) & ranks 6th in NFC with 738 rush yards. Has 431 scrimmage yards (86.2 per game) & rush TD in his past 5 on road. • TE GEORGE KITTLE ranks 3rd in NFL in YAC (554) & ranks 3rd among NFL TEs in receptions (56) & rec. yards (823). Has 29 catches for 394 yards (78.8 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 5. Has 19 receptions for 338 yards (84.5 per game) & TD in his past 4 vs. NFC West. WR MARQUISE GOODWIN has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs. NFC West with TD catch. In his past 2 on road, has 181 rec. yards (90.5 per game) & 3 TDs. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 road games. Rookie WR DANTE PETTIS had 4 catches for career-high 77 yards & TD last week. • DL DE FOREST BUCKNER had 5 tackles & sack in Week 12. Has 2.5 sacks in his past 3. Has 3 sacks, 3 PD & FR in his past 6 on road vs. NFC West. Rookie LB FRED WARNER aims for his 4th in row with PD. Has 15 tackles & FR in his past 2 vs. division. Is 1 of 2 NFL rookies (DARIUS LEONARD) with 80+ tackles (83) & FF (1) in 2018. CB RICHARD SHERMAN spent 7 seasons with Sea. (2011- 17) & had 32 INTs, most in NFL over span.

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON completed 22 of 31 (71 pct.) for season-high 339 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 128.3 rating last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. In his past 5 vs. SF, has 1,187 pass yards (237.4 per game) with 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 101.5 rating. Is 1 of 2 NFL QBs (DREW BREES) with 25+ TD passes (25) & 5 or fewer INTs (5). • RB CHRIS CARSON had rush TD in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Had 100 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 7 rec.) in his only career meeting (9/17/17). In 2 career games vs. division, has 227 scrimmage yards (113.5 per game). Has 540 scrimmage yards (90 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 6 career home games. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had 5 receptions for 107 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ receptions & 65+ rec. yards. Has 3 TD catches in 5 career games vs. SF. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with rec. TD. WR DAVID MOORE had 103 rec. yards & TD in Week 12, his 1st-career 100-yard game. • LB BOBBY WAGNER led team with 11 tackles & had FF last week. Aims for his 6th in row with 8+ tackles. In his past 4 meetings, has 33 tackles, 6 PD, 3 INTs, 2 sacks & FR. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with INT. Since 2014, is only NFL player with 600+ tackles (603). Rookie CB TRE FLOWERS had 2 FFs in Week 12, his 1st-career multi-FF game. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 3 FFs in 2018.

 

Los Angeles Chargers (8-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (7-3-1)

Sunday, December 2, 2018 | 8:20 PM ET | Heinz Field | Referee: Bill Vinovich

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 22-7

STREAKS: Steelers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/12/15: Steelers 24 at Chargers 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/12: Chargers 34, Steelers 24

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS completed 28 of 29 (96.6 pct.) for 259 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 138.4 rating last week. His 25 consecutive completions were most in single game in NFL history & tied with RYAN TANNEHILL (Weeks 6-7, 2015) for most in league history at any point. His 96.6 comp. pct. was highest in single game in NFL history (min. 20 att.), surpassing HOFer KURT WARNER (92.3 pct. on 9/20/09 vs. Jax.). Has 2+ TD passes in each of team’s 1st 11 games this season & is 1 of 4 QBs in NFL history with multiple TD passes in each of team’s 1st 11 games of season. Completed 35 of 48 (72.9 pct.) for 365 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 99.7 rating in last meeting. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 103 scrimmage yards (68 rec., 35 rush) & rush TD last week, his 3rd career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Aims for his 3rd in row with 65+ scrimmage yards. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 7 catches for 72 yards & TD in Week 12. Has TD catch in each of his past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with 100+ scrimmage yards. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 2 TD catches last week, his 2ndcareer multi-TD game. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. • DE JOEY BOSA had 2 sacks last week, his 6th-career game with 2+ sacks. Has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in 2 career games vs. AFC North. Rookie S DERWIN JAMES had INT last week. Is only NFL player with 75+ tackles (78), 3+ sacks (3.5) & 2+ INTs (2). Leads team & ranks ties for 2nd among NFL rookies with 9 PD.

STEELERS NOTES:

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 41 of 56 (73.2 pct.) for 462 yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 300+ pass yards. In his last meeting, passed for 285 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 87.9 rating. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 3,664 pass yards & is 1 of 2 NFL players (MATT RYAN, 9 seasons) with 3,500+ pass yards in each of past 6 seasons. • RB JAMES CONNER had 95 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 42 rec.) last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with rush TD. In 5 home games this season, has 579 scrimmage yards (115.8 per game) & 6 rush TDs. Is 1 of 4 NFL players with 1,300+ scrimmage yards (1,302) & 10+ TDs (11) in 2018. • WR ANTONIO BROWN has 10 TD catches in his past 9. Had rec. TD in his last home meeting (12/9/12). In his past 10 at home, has 1,015 rec. yards (101.5 per game) & 12 TD catches. Ties for NFL lead with 11 TD catches & is 1 of 3 in NFL (DAVANTE ADAMS & TYREEK HILL) with 800+ rec. yards (874) & 10+ rec. TDs. WR JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER tied career-high with 13 catches & had 189 rec. yards, incl. 97-yard TD catch last week. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL history (GUS TINSLEY & LAMAR MILLER) with multiple scrimmage TDs of 97+ yards. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards. T ALEJANDRO VILLANUEVA had 1st-career rec. TD last week. • LB T.J. WATT has 3 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 3. Has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 3 at home. LB VINCE WILLIAMS had sack in Week 12. Aims for his 4th in row with sack.

 

Washington Redskins (6-5) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-6)

Monday, December 3, 2018 | 8:15 PM ET | Lincoln Financial Field | Referee: Tony Corrente

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Redskins lead all-time series, 85-75-5

STREAKS: Eagles have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/23/17: Redskins 24 at Eagles 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/23/17

REDSKINS NOTES:

QB COLT MC COY passed for 268 yards & 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 90+ rating in 2 of 4 career games vs. NFC East. In his past 4 road starts, has 998 pass yards (249.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 93.5 rating & has rush TD. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON has 252 rush yards (84 per game) & TD in his past 3 on road. Rushed for 118 yards & TD in his last game vs. Phi. (12/28/10 with Min.). Has 105 career rush TDs & needs 2 TDs to surpass HOFer JIM BROWN (106) for 5th-most rush TDs in NFL history. RB KAPRI BIBBS had rush TD last week. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 vs. division. • TE JORDAN REED had 8 catches for 64 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. Phi. Has 2+ TD catches in 2 of his past 5 on road vs. division. TE VERNON DAVIS had 73 rec. yards & TD last week. Rookie WR TREY QUINN had 1st-career rec. TD last week. • LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 7 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 6. His 7 sacks since Week 7 are tied for 2nd-most in NFL over span. In his past 4 vs. Phi., has 4.5 sacks, 10 QBHs, 2 FFs & 24-yard INT-TD. Aims for his 3rd in row at Phi. with FF. LB PRESTON SMITH had career-high 8 tackles & 1.5 sacks in Week 12. Aims for his 4th in row with sack. Has 5.5 sacks & FF in 6 career games vs. Phi. CB JOSH NORMAN had 6 tackles, FF & PD last week. Has 2 FFs in his past 3 vs. NFC East. Since 2014, is only NFL player with 10+ INTs (11) & 10+ FFs (11). Aims for his 4th in row on road vs. division with PD.

EAGLES NOTES:

QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 236 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 108.6 rating last week. Has 100+ rating in 6 of his past 7. Had 268 pass yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 126.3 rating in last meeting. Has 300+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. Was. In his past 3 at home vs. division, has completed 69 of 97 (71.1 pct.) for 864 yards (288 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113.9 rating. • RB JOSH ADAMS (rookie) rushed for career-high 84 yards & TD in Week 12. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 65+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4. RB COREY CLEMENT had 76 scrimmage yards (45 rush, 31 rec.) last week. Had TD catch in only career meeting. • TE ZACH ERTZ led team with 7 catches for 91 yards & TD in Week 12. Ties for 3rd in NFL in receptions (84) & ranks 2nd among NFL TEs in rec. yards (895) in 2018. His 84 receptions are most by TE in single season in franchise history. In his past 3 vs. Was., has 23 catches for 294 yards (98 per game) & TD. WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 4 TD catches in his past 6 vs. NFC East. Has 90+ rec. yards in 3 of his 5 career games vs. Was. • S MALCOLM JENKINS had 6 tackles, FF & INT in Week 12. In his past 5, has 5 PD, 2 FFs, FR & INT. Has sack & 64- yard INT-TD in his past 4 vs. Was. DE CHRIS LONG has 3.5 sacks in his past 4. DE MICHAEL BENNETT has 5.5 sacks & FF in his past 6. Aims for his 4th in row at home with sack. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 meetings.