NFL PREVIEW: CAROLINA PANTHERS (2-2) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (0-4)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Falcons lead all-time series, 32-18

STREAKS: Falcons have won 8 of past 9

LAST GAME: 12/8/19: Panthers 20 at Falcons 40

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/8/19

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 276 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 98.5 rating & had rush TD last week. Has 86.2 rating in 2 career starts vs. Atl. Has 1,300 pass yards (260 per game) & 6 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 99.5 rating in his past 5 starts on road. Aims for his 3rd start in row vs. NFC South with 300+ pass yards. • RB MIKE DAVIS had 5 receptions, 111 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 27 rec.) & rush TD last week. Is 1 of 3 RBs (EZEKIEL ELLIOTT & ALVIN KAMARA) with 20+ catches (21) this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 8+ receptions & 75+ scrimmage yards. • WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 8 catches for 99 yards last week. Had 6 catches for 104 yards & rec. TD in only career game vs. Atl. (10/29/17 w/ NYJ). Has 30 receptions for 484 yards (97 per game) & 4 TD catches in 5 career games vs. NFC South. WR DJ MOORE had 81 rec. yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. & 5th in row vs. NFC South with 80+ rec. yards. TE IAN THOMAS had rec. TD last week. Had 5 catches for 57 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • LB SHAQ THOMPSON had 2 TFL last week. Had 10 tackles & TFL in last meeting. DE BRIAN BURNS has 4 TFL in his past 4 vs. NFC South. DT DERRICK BROWN leads all rookies with 5 TFL. Rookie DE YETUR GROSS-MATOS had 1st-career sack in Week 4. CB DONTE JACKSON has PD in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. NFC South. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT. S JEREMY CHINN leads all rookies with 34 tackles. S TRE BOSTON had FR last week. Has 4 PD in his past 4 vs. Atl.

FALCONS NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN had 313 pass yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.1 rating in last meeting. Has 1,711 pass yards (342.2 per game) & 12 TDs (10 pass, 2 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 115.9 rating in past 5 at home vs. Car. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Car. with 100+ rating. • RB TODD GURLEY had 2 rush TDs last week. Leads NFL with 20 games of 2+ TDs since 2015. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with rush TD. Had 101 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 4 rec.) in his last game vs. Car. (9/8/19 w/ LAR). Has 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in 11 career games vs. NFC South. • WR JULIO JONES has 776 rec. yards (110.9 per game) & 2 rec. TDs in 7 career home games vs. Car. Aims for his 6th in row at home vs. Car. with 5+ catches. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 9+ catches & 150+ rec. yards. WR CALVIN RIDLEY has 20 receptions for 373 yards (93.3 per game) & 4 TDs in 4 career games vs. Car. & aims for his 5th in row vs. Car. with rec. TD. Has 10 rec. TDs in 11 career games vs. NFC South. WR OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS led team with career-high 8 receptions & 86 yards last week. Had 93-yard TD catch in last meeting. • DE TAKKARIST MCKINLEY had 2 sacks in last meeting. DE CHARLES HARRIS aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DE DANTE FOWLER had 2 sacks in his only career game vs. Car. (9/8/19 w/ LAR). Has 5 sacks & 8 TFL in 5 career games vs. NFC South. DT GRADY JARRETT has 4 TFL in his past 3 at home vs. Car. LB DEION JONES tied for team-lead with 8 tackles last week. Has 8+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 vs. Car.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 106 (Car), 211 (Atl) | XM: 386 (Car), 228 (Atl)

 

NFL PREVIEW: CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-2-1) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-1)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // M&T BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Ravens lead all-time series, 25-23

STREAKS: Ravens have won past 3

LAST GAME: 11/10/19: Ravens 49 at Bengals 13

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/13/19: Ravens 23, Bengals 17

BENGALS NOTES:

QB JOE BURROW (rookie) completed 25 of 36 passes (69.4 pct.) for 300 yards & TD vs. INT for 92.4 rating last week, becoming 1st rookie QB with 300+ pass yards in 3 consecutive games in NFL history. Aims for his 4th in row with TD pass & 90+ rating. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 116 completions this season. • RB JOE MIXON had 181 scrimmage yards (151 rush, 30 rec.) & career-high 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Had 151 scrimmage yards (114 rush, 37 rec.) in last meeting. Has 678 scrimmage yards (135.6 per game) & 3 rush TDs in his past 5 vs. division. Ranks 3rd among AFC RBs with 403 scrimmage yards. • WR TYLER BOYD had 7 catches for 90 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 62 yards in last meeting. Has 125+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Ranks 3rd in AFC in catches (28) & rec. yards (320). WR A.J. GREEN had career-high 3 TDs in his last game vs. Bal. (9/13/18). Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Rookie WR TEE HIGGINS had career-high 77 rec. yards last week. Ranks 3rd among AFC rookie WRs in catches (12) & rec. yards (152). WR AUDEN TATE had 91 rec. yards in last road meeting. • DE CARLOS DUNLAP had PD last week. Has sack & PD in 2 of his past 3 at Bal. Has 4 PD, 3.5 sacks & FF in his past 4 vs. division. DT ANDREW BROWN had 1st-career sack last week. LB JORDAN EVANS had sack & INT last week. Had PD in last meeting. S JESSIE BATES led team with 10 tackles & had 2 PD & TFL in Week 4. Had INT in last meeting. Has PD in 6 of his past 7 on road.

RAVENS NOTES:
QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 193 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 107.8 rating & rushed for 53 yards & 1st TD of season last week. Has 100+ rating in 6 of his past 7. Completed 15 of 17 passes (88.2 pct.) for 223 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 158.3 rating & rushed for 65 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 3+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 120+ rating. • RB MARK INGRAM rushed for TD last week. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Cin. with TD. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. RB GUS EDWARDS has 70+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. RB J.K. DOBBINS is 1 of 3 AFC rookie RBs with 2+ (2) TDs this season. • TE MARK ANDREWS had 57 rec. yards & 2 TD catches last week, his 4th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs, most among TEs since 2019. Had 2 TD catches in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 5+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & 2+ rec. TDs. Has TD catch in 4 of his past 5 at home. Leads TEs with 4 rec. TDs in 2020. WR MARQUISE BROWN led team with 4 catches for 86 yards last week. Had 80 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. • DT MATTHEW JUDON had 2 sacks & PD last week. Had sack in last home meeting. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5 vs. division. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had PD in Week 4. Has 3 TFL in his past 2 vs. Cin. Has 4 PD in his past 2 at home. CB MARLON HUMPHREY had season-high 9 tackles, PD & FF last week. Has FF in 2 of his past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cin with 2+ PD. CB MARCUS PETERS had FR in Week 4. Had 89-yard INT-TD in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Amanda Balionis (field reporter) SIRIUS: 119 (Cin), 105 (Bal) | XM: 387 (Cin), 229 (Bal)

 

NFL PREVIEW: JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-3) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (0-4)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

SERIES HISTORY:

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

STREAKS: Texans have won past 4

LAST GAME: 11/3/19: Texans 26 at Jaguars 3 (London)

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/15/19: Texans 13, Jaguars 12

JAGS NOTES:

QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 27 of 40 passes (67.5 pct.) for season-high 351 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 101.1 rating last week. Has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5. Passed for 309 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 3+ TD passes & 90+ rating. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 72.1 comp. pct. • RB JAMES ROBINSON(rookie) had 107 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 32 rec.) last week, becoming 7th player with 90+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 4 career games since 1970. Aims for 4th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Leads all rookies in scrimmage yards (446) & ties for lead in TDs (3). • WR DJ CHARK had 8 catches for 95 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. Had TD catch in last road meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 80+ rec. yards. Has 11 rec. TDs since 2019, tied-most among AFC WRs. Rookie WR LAVISKA SHENAULT had 5 catches for 86 yards in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches. Leads AFC rookies with 16 catches this season. WR KEELAN COLE had 5 catches for 80 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with rec. TD. • LB MYLES JACK had 1st INT of season last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Hou. with 7+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 37 tackles. LB JOE SCHOBERT aims for his 7th in row with 7+ tackles. Has 21 tackles (10.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. Hou. DE/LB JOSH ALLEN aims for 3rd in row with sack. S JOSH JONES led team with 11 tackles last week. S ANDREW WINGARD has 9+ tackles in 2 of past 3.

TEXANS NOTES:

QB DESHAUN WATSON passed for season-high 300 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.7 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating. Passed for 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.4 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had 92 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 29 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. Since 2015, ranks tied-2nd among RBs in TD catches (15) & 5th in rec. yards (2,319). RB DUKE JOHNSON had rush TD in last meeting. Has TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Jax. Ranks 2nd among RBs in rec. yards (2,601) & 3rd in catches (282) since 2015. • WR WILL FULLER led team with 6 catches for 108 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. Jax. WR RANDALL COBB aims for his 3rd in row vs. Jax. with 5+ catches. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC South. WR KENNY STILLS had 1st TD catch of season last week. WR BRANDIN COOKS had 5 catches for 123 yards & TD in only career game vs. Jax. (12/27/15 with NO). • DE J.J. WATT had FR in last home meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 at home vs. division. DE CHARLES OMENIHU has sack in 2 of past 3. Had sack & FF in last home meeting. DT P.J. HALL had 1st sack of season in Week 4. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 1st 2 sacks of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had 2 sacks & 2 FFs in last home meeting. CB BRADLEY ROBY had 7 tackles & season-high 2 PD last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss (field reporter) SIRIUS: 113 (Jax), 132 (Hou) | XM: 388 (Jax), 230 (Hou)

 

NFL PREVIEW: LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (2-2) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-0)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 65-52-2

STREAKS: Chiefs have won 10 of past 11

LAST GAME: 12/1/19: Raiders 9 at Chiefs 40

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/1/19

RAIDERS NOTES:

QB DEREK CARR completed 32 of 44 passes (72.7 pct.) for season-high 311 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.3 rating last week. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 73.6 comp. pct. & is only player with 70+ comp. pct. in each of 1st 4 games this season. Has 13 TDs (12 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 107.7 rating in his past 8 at home. • RB JOSH JACOBS had 73 scrimmage yards (48 rush, 25 rec.) last week. Has rushed for 203 yards (101.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. KC. Aims for his 5th in row vs. division with 95+ scrimmage yards. Is 1 of 2 in AFC (NICK CHUBB) with 300+ rush yards (300) & 3+ rush TDs (3) this season. • TE DARREN WALLER led team with 9 catches for 88 yards last week. Had 7 catches for 100 yards in last meeting. Has 6+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Has 29 catches for 315 yards (105 per game) & TD in his past 3 at home. Leads TEs in catches (29) & rec. yards (247) in 2020. TE JASON WITTEN had 1st rec. TD of season last week. WR HUNTER RENFROW aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. WR NELSON AGHOLOR had rec. TD last week. Had TD catch in only career game vs. KC (9/17/17 with Phi.). • DE MAXX CROSBY has 3 sacks in his past 2. Had 2 TFL in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. DT MAURICE HURST had PD in Week 4. Had sack in last meeting. LB CORY LITTLETON had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Has PD in 3 of 4 career games vs. AFC West. S ERIK HARRIS led team with season-high 8 tackles in Week 4. CB TRAYVON MULLEN had 2 PD in last meeting.

CHIEFS NOTES:

QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 236 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.6 rating last week, his 25th-career game with 2+ TD passes, 2nd-most in NFL since 2018. Aims for 5th in row with 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Has 12 TDs (11 pass, 1 rush) & 113.6 rating in 4 career games vs. Raiders. Is only AFC QB with 10+ TD passes (11) & 0 INTs this season. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE (rookie) had 91 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 27 rec.) last week. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career games. Leads all rookies with 304 rush yards this season. RB DARREL WILLIAMS had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. AFC West with rec. TD. • WR TYREEK HILL had 4 catches for 64 yards & TD last week. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (MIKE EVANS) with TD catch in each of 1st 4 games of season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. WR MECOLE HARDMAN aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 70 rec. yards last week. Aims for 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had 5 catches for 90 yards in last meeting. Leads TEs with 297 rec. yards & ranks 2nd with 24 catches in 2020. • DT CHRIS JONES aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders with sack & PD. Has sack in 4 of his past 5 at home. DE FRANK CLARK aims for 3rd in row with sack. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Raiders with TFL. Jones (3.5) & Clark (3) only pair of AFC teammates each with 3+ sacks this season. S TYRANN MATHIEU had 1st INT of season last week. Had INT in last meeting. Has INT in 2 of past 3 at home.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (LV), 82 (KC) | XM: 383 (Buf), 227 (KC)

 

NFL PREVIEW: ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-2) AT NEW YORK JETS (0-4)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // METLIFE STADIUM // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

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

STREAKS: Jets have won 6 of past 7

LAST GAME: 10/17/16: Jets 3 at Cardinals 28

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/12: Jets 7, Cardinals 6

CARDS NOTES:

QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.7 rating & had 78 rush yards in Week 4. Leads all QBs with 265 rush yards & ties for 1st among QBs (CAM NEWTON) in rush TDs (4) this season. Has 14 TDs (12 pass, 2 rush) vs. 4 INTs in his past 6 starts on road. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had 70 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 17 rec.) & rush TD in his last game at NYJ (9/16/18 w/ Mia.). Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road vs. AFC East. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS led team with 7 receptions last week. Leads NFL with 39 receptions & ranks 4th with 397 rec. yards. Had 10 receptions for 170 yards & 2 TDs in his last game at NYJ (12/15/18 w/ Hou.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 100+ rec. yards & 2+ TD catches. WR LARRY FITZGERALD has 6+ receptions in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC East. Needs 8 catches to become 2nd player (HOFer JERRY RICE – 1,549) in NFL history with 1,400 career receptions. WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had 1st rec. TD of season last week. • LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks in his past 7 vs. NYJ. Has 8 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 6 on road. LB JORDAN HICKS led team with 12 tackles & tied his career high with 3 TFL last week. Had 10 tackles, INT & FR in his only career game vs. NYJ (9/27/15 w/ Phi.). LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL had 9 tackles last week. CB PATRICK PETERSON had 26th-career INT last week, 4th-most since entering NFL in 2011. Had INT in only career game at NYJ (12/2/12). Aims for his 4th in row on road with PD.

JETS NOTES:

QB SAM DARNOLD passed for 230 yards & rushed for career high 84 yards, incl. 46-yard TD, last week. Has 12 TDs (11 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs & 111.6 rating in his past 5 vs. NFC. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 0 INTs. • RB LE’VEON BELL rushed for 88 yards in only career game vs. Az. (10/18/15 with Pit.). Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC with rush TD. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 90+ scrimmage yards. RB FRANK GORE has 1,765 scrimmage yards (88.3 per game) & 14 TDs (13 rush, 1 rec.) in 20 career games vs. Az., both 2nd-most vs. any opponent. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC West. Ranks 3rd in NFL history with 15,521 career rush yards & 4th with 19,428 scrimmage yards. • WR JAMISON CROWDER had 7 catches for team-high 104 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 100+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in 2 of 3 career games vs. Az. WR CHRIS HOGAN aims for 3rd in row at home with 4+ catches. WR JEFF SMITH set career highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (81) last week. • CB PIERRE DESIR had 8 tackles & tied career high with 2 INTs last week, incl. 35-yard TD-return. Has 3 INTs in 2 home games this season. CB BRIAN POOLE had 1st INT of season in Week 4. Had INT, sack & FR in his last game vs. Az. (12/16/18 with Atl.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with PD. S BRADLEY MCDOUGALD aims for 5th in row with 5+ tackles. LB AVERY WILLIAMSON had 6 tackles & PD last week. Had sack in only career game vs. Az. (12/10/17 with Ten.).

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 135 (AZ), 81 (NYJ) | XM: 385 (AZ), 226 (NYJ)

 

NFL PREVIEW: PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-2-1) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (3-0)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 47-28-3

STREAKS: Eagles have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/25/16: Steelers 3 at Eagles 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/7/12: Steelers 16, Eagles 14

EAGLES NOTES:

QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 193 yards & TD vs. INT for 81.4 rating & had 37 rush yards & rush TD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with rush TD. Is 1 of 3 NFC QBs (KYLER MURRAY & DAK PRESCOTT) with 3+ rush TDs (3) in 2020. Passed for 301 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125.9 rating in last meeting. • RB MILES SANDERS had 76 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 30 rec.) last week. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Has 441 scrimmage yards (88.2 per game) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 career games vs. AFC. • TE ZACH ERTZ had 4 catches last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with 70+ rec. yards & 5th in row vs. division with 6+ receptions. Since 2013, leads all TEs in receptions (544) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (5,882). WR TRAVIS FULGHAM had 42- yard rec. TD last week, his 1st-career TD catch. • DT FLETCHER COX had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 6.5 sacks in his past 6 vs. AFC North & aims for his 3rd in row vs. division with sack. DE BRANDON GRAHAM had sack & FR in last meeting. Has 7 sacks & 8 TFL in his past 6 vs. AFC North. DE JOSH SWEAT had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DT HASSAN RIDGEWAY had 1st sack of season in Week 4. LB ALEX SINGLETON had 30-yard INT-TD last week, his 1stcareer TD. S RODNEY MCLEOD tied for team lead with 8 tackles & had 14th-career INT last week. CB DARIUS SLAY aims for his 3rd in row with PD. CB CRE’VON LEBLANC had 2nd-career sack & 2nd-career FF last week.

STEELERS NOTES:
QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER passed for 237 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 101.3 rating in Week 3. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TD passes & 95+ rating. Passed for 257 yards in last meeting. Has passed for 926 yards (308.7 per game) & 8 TDs vs. INT for 115.6 rating in his past 3 vs. NFC East. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 95+ rating. • RB JAMES CONNER led team with season-high 149 scrimmage yards (109 rush, 40 rec.) & rush TD in Week 3, his 7th game with 100+ rush yards & rush TD since 2018, 3rd-most in AFC. Aims for 3rd in row with 105+ rush yards & rush TD. RB BENNY SNELL aims for his 3rd in row on road with 90+ scrimmage yards. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 4 catches for 43 yards & TD in Week 3 & became 4th-youngest player (23 years, 310 days) with 3,000+ career rec. yards & 20+ career rec. TDs in NFL history. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. WR JAMES WASHINGTON had season-high 5 catches in Week 3. TE ERIC EBRON had 5 catches for team-high 52 yards & TD in Week 3. Has 17 rec. TDs since 2018, tied-most among TEs. • LB T.J. WATT has 4 TFL & 3.5 sacks in his past 2. Had PD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with INT. Has 3.5 sacks in his past 2 at home. LB BUD DUPREE had 1.5 sacks in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 2+ TFL. CB MIKE HILTON had 7 tackles, TFL & INT in Week 3. Aims for his 4th in row with PD. Has FR in 2 of past 3 at home. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ tackles.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (Phi), 83 (Pit) | XM: 384 (Phi), 225 (Pit)

 

NFL PREVIEW: BUFFALO BILLS (4-0) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (3-0)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // NISSAN STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 27-17

STREAKS: Bills have won past 3

LAST GAME: 10/6/19: Bills 14 at Titans 7

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/6/19

BILLS NOTES:

QB JOSH ALLEN completed 24 of 34 passes (70.6 pct.) for 288 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.8 rating & rushed for TD last week. Joined STEVE GROGAN (1976) as only QBs with 2+ TD passes & rush TD in 3 of team’s 1st 4 games of season. Became 2nd-fastest QB to reach 20 career rush TDs (32 games). Passed for 2 TDs & 98.3 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 100+ rating. Ranks 2nd in NFL in pass yards (1,326) & 3rd in TD passes (12) & rating (122.7). • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 76 scrimmage yards (55 rush, 21 rec.) & 1st rush TD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. • WR STEFON DIGGS led team with 6 catches for 115 yards in Week 4. Has 115+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. Had 7 catches for 103 yards in only career game vs. Ten. (9/11/16 with Min.). Aims for his 4th in row on road with 75+ rec. yards. WR JOHN BROWN had 5 catches for 75 yards in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR COLE BEASLEY had TD catch last week. Rookie WR GABRIEL DAVIS has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had 8 tackles & PD last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4. Has 7 PD in his past 4 on road. CB JOSH NORMAN had TFL, FF & FR last week in Buf. debut. S JORDAN POYER had 9 tackles & TFL in Week 4. Ranks 3rd among safeties with 33 tackles this season. LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS led team with season-high 12 tackles last week. Had 2 PD & TFL in last meeting. DT QUINTON JEFFERSON had sack, FF & FR in Week 4.

TITANS NOTES:
QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for season-high 321 yards in Week 3. Has 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 9 of his past 10. Has 95+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. Buf. Has 3+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. Has 21 TDs (18 pass, 3 rush) & 126.1 rating in his past 7 at home. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for season-high 119 yards & 2 TDs in Week 3, his 7th game with 100+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs since 2018, most in NFL. Rushed for 78 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs, AFC East with rush TD. Has rushed for 115+ yards in 3 of his past 4. Has rushed for 517 yards (129.3 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 4 at home. • TE JONNU SMITH aims for his 3rd in row with 60+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. WR COREY DAVIS had 5 catches for 69 yards in Week 3. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. WR ADAM HUMPHRIES had 4 catches in Week 3. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR KALIF RAYMOND had career-high 118 rec. yards in Week 3. • DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had TFL & PD in Week 3. Has 3 TFL in 2 career games vs. Buf. LB JAYON BROWN had team-high 8 tackles & PD in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. CB JOHNATHAN JOSEPH had 7 tackles, TFL, FF & INT in Week 3, his 1st-career game with FF & INT. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Has 32 career INTs. Rookie CB KRISTIAN FULTON had 1st-career sack in Week 3. Is only rookie with sack & INT this season. S KEVIN BYARD had 2 PD & INT in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Jay Feely SIRIUS: 98 (Buf), 121 (Ten) | XM: 390 (Buf), 232 (Ten)

 

LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-1) AT WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (1-3)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 1:00 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Washington leads all-time series, 24-11-1

STREAKS: Washington has won past 2

LAST GAME: 9/17/17: Washington 27 at Rams 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/20/15: Washington 24, Rams 10

RAMS NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF passed for 200 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 103.1 rating last week. Had TD vs. INT for 85.2 rating in last meeting. Has 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 100.2 rating in 9 career starts vs. NFC East. Aims for his 5th in row on road vs. NFC East & 6th in row overall on road with 2+ TD passes. • RB DARRELL HENDERSON aims for his 3rd in row on road with 120+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. RB MALCOLM BROWN had career-high 5 receptions & 56 scrimmage yards (37 rush, 19 rec.) in Week 4. • WR COOPER KUPP had 5 catches for 69 yards & TD last week. Has rec. TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 80+ rec. yards. WR ROBERT WOODS had 6 receptions in Week 4. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. TE TYLER HIGBEE has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 5 on road. TE GERALD EVERETT had 1st-career rush TD in Week 4, 1st TE with rush TD since TRAVIS KELCE (Week 14, 2019). • DL AARON DONALD had 0.5 sacks last week. Has 1.5 sacks & 4 TFL in 3 career games vs. Was. Has 7 sacks, 2 FFs & 2 FRs in his past 7 on road. DL MORGAN FOX had sack & 3rd-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DL MICHAEL BROCKERS had sack last week. CB JALEN RAMSEY had PD in only career game vs. Was. (12/16/18 w/ Jax.). CB DARIOUS WILLIAMS had INT & 2 PD last week. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 on road. S TAYLOR RAPP led team with 8 tackles in Week 4.

WASHINGTON NOTES:

QB DWAYNE HASKINS set career-highs in completions (32), attempts (45) & pass yards (314) & had 1st-career rush TD in Week 4. Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 starts at home. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON (rookie) had career-high 128 scrimmage yards (career-high 82 rec, 46 rush) & rush TD last week. Is 1 of 2 rookie RBs (JAMES ROBINSON) with 250+ scrimmage yards (284) & 3+ TDs (3) in 2020. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had career-high 7 receptions last week. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN led team with career-high 10 receptions for 118 yards, his 5th-career 100-yard game. Is 1st Was. WR with 10+ catches & 100+ yards in single game since MAURICE HARRIS (11/4/18). Has 70+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. Aims for his 6th in row at home with 5+ receptions. • LB JON BOSTIC led team with career-high 14 tackles last week, his 11th-career game with 10+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Rams & 5th in row at home with 5+ tackles. DE RYAN KERRIGAN has 5 sacks in his past 5 at home. Had sack & FF in last meeting. Has 5 sacks & 4 FFs in 5 career games vs. Rams & aims for his 4th in row vs. Rams with FF. DE CHASE YOUNG leads all rookies with 2.5 sacks in 2020. DT TIM SETTLE had 3rd-career sack last week. S LANDON COLLINS had season-high 8 tackles in Week 4. Has 15 tackles (7.5 per game) & 2 INTs, incl. 44-yard INT-TD, in 2 career games vs. Rams. Has 5 TFL in his past 5 at home. CB KENDALL FULLER had 1st-career game with 2 INTs in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Rams with TFL.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 99 (LAR), 108 (Was) | XM: 391 (LAR), 233 (Was)

 

NFL PREVIEW: MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-3) AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-2)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 4:05 PM ET // LEVI’S STADIUM // REFEREE: LAND CLARK

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

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

STREAKS: Dolphins have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/27/16: 49ers 24 at Dolphins 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/12: 49ers 27, Dolphins 13

DOLPHINS NOTES:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK completed 29 of 45 passes (64.4 pct.) for 315 yards & rushed for season-high 47 yards & TD last week. Has 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 100+ rating in 2 of past 3. Has 0 INTs & 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 on road. • RB MYLES GASKIN had 62 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 22 rec.) last week. Aims for his 7th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has 233 scrimmage yards (77.7 per game) in his past 3 on road. RB JORDAN HOWARD has rush TD in 5 of his past 6. Has 4 rush TDs in 3 career games vs. SF. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC West. RB MATT BREIDA had 2,463 scrimmage yards & 10 TDs (6 rush, 4 rec.) in 3 seasons with SF (2017-19). • WR DEVANTE PARKER had career-high 10 catches for season high 110 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Had 64 rec. yards in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 AFC WRs (DJ CHARK & TYREEK HILL) with 10+ rec. TDs since 2019. TE MIKE GESICKI has TD catch in 2 of past 3. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD aims for 3rd in row with INT. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 14 career INTs, tied-2nd most in NFL since 2017. S BOBBY MCCAIN had PD last week. Had PD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NFC West with PD. LB KYLE VAN NOY has FF in 2 of past 3. Had sack in his last game vs. SF (11/20/16 with NE). LB SHAQ LAWSON had 1st sack of season in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with sack. LB ELANDON ROBERTS had FF in Week 4. DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had 2 TFL & sack last week.

49ERS NOTES:

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO has 23 TDs (22 pass, 1 rush) & 9 INTs for 100.8 rating in 13 career home games with SF. Had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 135.4 rating in only career start vs. Mia. (9/18/16 w/ NE). QB C.J. BEATHARD completed 14 of 19 (73.7 pct) for 138 yards in Week 4. • RB JERICK MCKINNON had 7 receptions & 97 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 43 rec.) with rush TD last week, his 3rd-career game with 7+ catches. Is 1 of 4 RBs (DALVIN COOK, AARON JONES & ALVIN KAMARA) with TD in each of 1st 4 games of season. Aims for his 4th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had career-high 15 receptions for 183 yards & TD, his 9th-career 100-yard game. Reached 3,000 rec. yards in 47th career game, tied-3rd fastest among TEs in NFL history. Has 5+ receptions in 8 of his past 9 at home. Rookie WR BRANDON AIYUK had 38-yard rush TD last week. Is 1st rookie WR since DEEBO SAMUEL (Week 16-17, 2019) with rush TD in consecutive weeks. WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 45 scrimmage yards (35 rec., 10 rush) in season debut last week. • LB FRED WARNER had 5 tackles last week. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 at home. Aims for his 10th in row at home with 5+ tackles. DL ARIK ARMSTEAD had 0.5 sacks in Week 4. Has TFL in 2 of his past 3. DL KERRY HYDER had 0.5 sacks last week. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5. DL D.J. JONES had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR had 1st-career INT in Week 4.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (Mia), 83 (SF) | XM: 384 (Mia), 225 (SF)

 

NFL PREVIEW: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (3-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-1)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // FIRSTENERGY STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 15-14

STREAKS: Colts have won 8 of past 9

LAST GAME: 9/24/17: Browns 28 at Colts 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/7/14: Colts 25, Browns 24

COLTS NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 190 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with 100+ rating. Ranks 4th in NFL with 72.7 comp. pct. this season (min. 20 attempts).Ranks 6th all-time in pass yards (60,255) & TD passes (401). • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR (rookie) led team with 68 rush yards last week. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career games. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 250 rush yards. RB NYHEIM HINES has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR T.Y. HILTON has 17 catches for 303 yards (151.5 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 2 vs. Cle. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with 5+ catches. WR ZACH PASCALL had team-high 58 rec. yards last week. TE MO ALIE-COX had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3. TE JACK DOYLE has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. AFC North. • DE JUSTIN HOUSTON had 2 TFL & sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in his last game vs. Cle. (10/27/13 with KC). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with sack, FF & FR. Ranks tied-4th in NFL with 3.5 sacks. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had PD in Week 4. Had sack, FF & PD in only career game vs. Cle. (10/7/19 with SF). Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC North with sack. LB DARIUS LEONARD aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC North with 9+ tackles. CB XAVIER RHODES aims for 3rd in row with 2+ PD. Had PD in his last game vs. Cle. (10/29/17 with Min.). Rookie S JULIAN BLACKMON had 3 PD & 1st-career INT last week.

BROWNS NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 19 of 30 passes (63.3 pct.) for 165 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 100 rating last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Has 682 pass yards (341 per game) in 2 career games vs. AFC South. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 110+ rating. • RB KAREEM HUNT rushed for 71 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 3. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 games this season. Has 210 scrimmage yards (105 per game) in 2 career games vs. AFC South. Has TD in 4 of his past 5 at home. Leads AFC with 5 TDs this season. RB D’ERNEST JOHNSON rushed for career-high 95 yards in Week 4. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. led team with 5 catches & had 154 scrimmage yards (81 rec., career-high 73 rush) & 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) last week. Had 8 catches for 156 yards in only career game vs. Ind. (11/3/14 with NYG). Has 53 catches for 667 yards (111.2 per game) in 6 career games vs. AFC South. WR JARVIS LANDRY had 5 catches & threw 37-yard TD pass last week. Had 7 catches for 111 yards in only career game vs. Ind. (12/27/15 with Mia.). TE AUSTIN HOOPER had rec. TD last week. • DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 sacks & FF in Week 4. Has 5 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with sack. Tied for NFL lead with 5 sacks. DT SHELDON RICHARDSON has sack in 2 of past 3. Aims for 3rd in row at home with sack. CB DENZEL WARD had 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week. Has 4 PD in his past 2 at home. S ANDREW SENDEJO had FF in Week 4.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 135 (Ind), 81 (Cle) | XM: 385 (Ind), 226 (Cle)

 

NFL PREVIEW: NEW YORK GIANTS (0-4) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (1-3)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // AT&T STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 68-45-2

STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 6

LAST GAME: 11/4/19: Cowboys 37 at Giants 18

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/8/19: Cowboys 35, Giants 17

GIANTS NOTES:

QB DANIEL JONES passed for 190 yards & rushed for 45 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 40+ rush yards. Is 1 of 3 NFC QBs (KYLER MURRAY & RUSSELL WILSON) with 10+ games (11) with 20+ rush yards since 2019. Passed for 210 yards & TD vs. INT in last meeting. In his past 6 starts on road, has 15 TDs vs. 2 INTs. • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN had 193 scrimmage yards (141 rush, 52 rec.) & tied his career-high with 3 rush TDs in his only career game at Dal. (9/27/15 w/ Atl.). RB WAYNE GALLMAN had season high 45 rush yards last week. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Dal. • WR DARIUS SLAYTON had team-high 48 rec. yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC East. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 7 on road. TE EVAN ENGRAM led team & tied season-high with 6 receptions last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 6+ catches. Had 11 receptions for 116 yards & TD catch in last road meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at Dal. with rec. TD. & 5th in row vs. Dal. with 5+ catches. WR GOLDEN TATE had 6 catches in last meeting. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ led team with 13 tackles in Week 4. Ties2nd in NFL in tackles (43) & TFL (5). Aims for his 6th in row with TFL. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Dal. with 8+ tackles. LB KYLER FACKRELL had sack & 3 TFL last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack & 2+ TFL. CB JAMES BRADBERRY had 1st-career FR last week. Leads NFL with 9 PD in 2020.

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for career-high 502 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 112.9 rating last week. Is 1st player with 450+ pass yards in 3 consecutive games in NFL history. Leads NFL with 1,690 pass yards, most by player in team’s 1st 4 games of season in NFL history. Has 17 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 110.5 rating in 8 career starts vs. NYG. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NYG with 3+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Passed for 405 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 158.3 rating in last home meeting. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 125 scrimmage yards (71 rec., 54 rush) & 8 receptions last week. Leads NFL with 35 games of 120+ scrimmage yards since 2016. Aims for his 6th in row at home with 120+ scrimmage yards. Rushed for 139 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. NYG with rush TD. • WR AMARI COOPER led team with 12 receptions & 134 rec. yards & had TD catch last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 90+ rec. yards. Is only player in NFL with 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards in each of 1st 4 games of season. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 80+ rec. yards & TD catch. Rookie WR CEEDEE LAMB had 5 catches for 79 yards & 2 TDs last week. Leads all rookies in receptions (21) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (309). TE DALTON SCHULTZ is only NFC TE with 200+ rec. yards (219) & 2+ TD catches (2). • LB ALDON SMITH leads NFC with 4 sacks in 2020. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in last game vs. NYG (10/6/19 w/ Min.). Rookie CB TREVON DIGGS had 1st-career sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (NYG), 82 (Dal) | XM: 383 (NYG), 227 (Dal)

 

NFL PREVIEW: DENVER BRONCOS (1-3) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-2)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 4:25 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 26-22

STREAKS: Patriots have won 6 of past 7

LAST GAME: 11/12/17: Patriots 41 at Broncos 16

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/2/14: Patriots 43, Broncos 21

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB BRETT RYPIEN completed 19 pof 31 passes (61.3 pct.) for 242 yards & 2 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 1st-career start last week. • RB MELVIN GORDON rushed for season-high 107 yards & 2 TDs last week. Has 80+ scrimmage yards & TD in 4 of his past 5. Rushed for 132 yards & TD in only career game vs. NE (10/29/17 with LAC). Aims for his 7th in row vs. AFC East with rush TD. Aims for his 5th in row on road with TD. Is 1 of 3 (EZEKIEL ELLIOTT & TODD GURLEY) with 50+ TDs (51) since 2016. • WR TIM PATRICK had 6 catches for career-high 113 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. Rookie WR JERRY JEUDY had 61 rec. yards & 1st-career TD catch in Week 4. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Leads AFC rookies with 234 rec. yards & ranks 2nd with 15 catches this season. TE NOAH FANT had 5 catches last week. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4. Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 5 tackles & season-high 2.5 sacks last week, his 4th-career game with 2+ sacks. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL. LB JOSEY JEWELL led team with 10 tackles & had PD & career-high 2 sacks in Week 4. Has TFL in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC East. LB ALEXANDER JOHNSON had 1st sack of season last week. Has 21 tackles (10.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. AFC East. S JUSTIN SIMMONS aims for his 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Had sack in last meeting. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 on road. S KAREEM JACKSON had 2 FF in his last game vs. NE (9/9/18 with Hou.). CB DE’VANTE BAUSBY had 3 PD last week.

PATRIOTS NOTES:

QB CAM NEWTON has 90+ rating & 2+ rush TDs in 2 of his past 3. Ties for NFL lead among QBs with 4 rush TDs this season. QB BRIAN HOYER completed 15 of 24 passes (62.5 pct.) for 130 yards in 1st start of season last week. QB JARRETT STIDHAM passed for 60 yards & TD in season debut in Week 4. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS led team with career-high 100 rush yards in season debut last week. RB JAMES WHITE had 59 scrimmage yards (38 rec., 21 rush) & team-high 7 catches in Week 4. Had TD catch in last meeting. Since 2016, leads all RBs in rec. TDs (20) & ranks 2nd in catches (285) & rec. yards (2,444). RB REX BURKHEAD aims for 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 2. Had TD catch in last meeting. • WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 24 catches for 274 yards (91.3 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 3 vs. Den. Has 50+ rec. yards & TD catch in 3 of his past 4 at home vs. AFC West. WR DAMIERE BYRD had 5 catches for season-high 80 yards last week. Has 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. WR N’KEAL HARRY had 1st TD catch of season in Week 4. • CB STEPHON GILMORE had 1st FF of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Den. with PD. Has 13 PD & 3 INTs in his past 8 at home. CB J.C. JACKSON had PD & FR in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with PD & FR. S DEVIN MCCOURTY has PD in 3 of his past 4 vs. Den., incl. postseason. LB CHASE WINOVICH aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB JA’WHAUN BENTLEY led team with 6 tackles & had PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (Den), 146 (NE) | XM: 389 (Den), 231 (NE)

 

NFL PREVIEW: MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-3) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (4-0)

WEEK 5 // SUNDAY, OCT. 11, 2020 // 8:20 PM ET // CENTURYLINK FIELD // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

REGULAR SEAOSN HISTORY:

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 11-5

STREAKS: Seahawks have won past 5

LAST GAME: 12/2/19: Vikings 30 at Seahawks 37

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/19

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 260 yards with TD vs. 0 INTs for 127.1 rating in Week 4. Has 5 TDs vs. INT for 92.5 rating in 4 career starts vs. Sea. • RB DALVIN COOK had 146 scrimmage yards (130 rush, 16 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row with 140+ scrimmage yards & TD. Leads NFL in rush yards (424) & rush TDs (6) in 2020. Had rush TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at Sea. & 5th in row overall with TD. • WR ADAM THIELEN led team with 8 receptions for 114 yards & TD last week, his 19th-career 100-yard game. Has 15 games with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch since 2016, most in NFL. Had 5 catches for 70 yards in his last game vs. Sea. (12/10/18). Rookie WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 4 catches for 103 yards last week. Leads all rookies in rec. yards (348) & 100+ rec. yard games (2). Ranks 2nd in NFL with 21.8 yards per catch (min. 15 receptions). TE KYLE RUDOLPH had rec. TD in last meeting. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had sack last week. Is 1 of 3 (MYLES GARRETT & CHRIS JONES) with 3+ sacks (3) & 2+ FFs (2) in 2020. Had sack in only career game vs. Sea. (12/10/17 w/ Jax.). LB ERIC KENDRICKS led team with 12 tackles last week. Leads NFL with 45 tackles in 2020. Had 10 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Sea. with 7+ tackles. S ANTHONY HARRIS had 20-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with 7+ tackles. S HARRISON SMITH had 10 tackles & PD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at Sea. with 7+ tackles.

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 360 yards with 2 TDs vs. INT for 112.4 rating in Week 4. Leads NFL with 16 TD passes, tied most (PEYTON MANNING, 2013) by player in team’s 1st 4 games of season in NFL history. Has 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 113.5 rating in 5 career starts vs. Min. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 5+ TD passes & 130+ rating. • RB CHRIS CARSON had 100 scrimmage yards (80 rush, 20 rec.) & 2 rush TDs last week. Rushed for 102 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Min. with 90+ rush yards & rush TD. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. • WR DK METCALF had 4 receptions for 106 yards in Week 4. Had 6 catches for 75 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 80+ rec. yards & TD catch. Leads NFL with 25.2 yards per catch (min. 15 receptions). WR TYLER LOCKETT has 12 rec. TDs in his past 11 at home & aims for his 4th in row at home with TD catch. Ranks 2nd with 22 rec. TDs since 2018. WR DAVID MOORE had 95 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Had 60-yard TD catch in last meeting. • LB BOBBY WAGNER led team with 12 tackles last week. Had 10 tackles in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Min. with 7+ tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 6 of his past 7 at home. LB K.J. WRIGHT had career-high 3 PD & 11th-career FF last week. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Min. with 9+ tackles. Has 2+ TFL in 2 of his past 3 at home. S JAMAL ADAMS had 9 tackles & 3 TFL in only career game vs. Min. (10/21/18 w/ NYJ).

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

 

NFL PREVIEW: LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-3) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-2)

WEEK 5 // MONDAY, OCT. 12, 2020 // 8:15 PM ET // MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

REGULAR SEASON HISTORY:

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

STREAKS: Saints have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 10/2/16: Saints 35 at Chargers 34

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/7/12: Saints 31, Chargers 24

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB JUSTIN HERBERT (rookie) completed 20 of 25 passes (80 pct.) for 290 yards & career-high 3 TDs vs. INT for 137.9 rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 275+ pass yards & TD pass. Became 1st rookie QB with 2 TD passes of 50+ yards in game since 2017 (DESHAUN WATSON). QB TYROD TAYLOR passed for 246 yards & TD for 94.6 rating in his last game vs. NO (9/6/18 with Cle.). Has 90+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC South. • RB JOSHUA KELLEY ranks 4th among AFC rookies with 258 scrimmage yards this season. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 8 catches for 62 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches. Has 21 catches (10.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. NFC South. Leads AFC with 32 catches & ranks 2nd with 327 rec. yards. WR JALEN GUYTON had 72- yard TD catch in Week 4. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. WR TYRON JOHNSON had TD catch in NFL debut last week. TE HUNTER HENRY has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6. Had rec. TD in last meeting. TE DONALD PARHAM had TD catch in NFL debut last week. • DE JOEY BOSA has sack in 3 of past 4. Has 6 TFL & 5 sacks in 5 career games vs. NFC South. LB KYZIR WHITE had 10 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Rookie LB KENNETH MURRAY has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3. CB CASEY HAYWARD had 5 tackles last week. Had PD in last meeting & has PD in 2 of 3 career games vs. NO. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 5+ tackles. CB MICHAEL DAVIS had 78-yard INT-TD last week, 1st-career TD. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 on road.

SAINTS NOTES:

QB DREW BREES passed for 246 yards with 2 TDs vs. INT for 116.4 rating last week. Has 709 pass yards (354.5 per game) & 7 TDs vs. INT for 115.9 rating in 2 career home starts vs. Chargers. Had 12,348 pass yards & 80 TDs in 5 seasons with Chargers (2001-05). Has 7,868 pass yards (302.6 per game) & 57 TDs vs. 20 INTs for 105.4 rating in 26 career starts on MNF. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with 300+ pass yards. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 119 scrimmage yards (83 rush, 36 rec.) & rush TD last week. Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (557) & scrimmage TDs (7). Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 2+ TDs. Has 612 scrimmage yards (102 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 6 career games on MNF. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had 2 rush TDs last week. Has 295 scrimmage yards (98.3 per game) & 2 rush TDs in his past 3 vs. Chargers. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 33 receptions for 396 yards (99 per game) & 2 TDs in 4 career home games on MNF. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS led team with 6 catches & 93 rec. yards last week. WR TRE’QUAN SMITH had 2 rec. TDs in Week 4, his 2nd-career game with 2 TDs. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had sack last week. Had sack & FF in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chargers with sack. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 at home on MNF. DE TREY HENDRICKSON has sack in 3 of his past 4. LB DEMARIO DAVIS has 6+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. Chargers. Has 5 PD in his past 4 on MNF. S MALCOLM JENKINS has 3 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 5 on MNF.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner SIRIUS: 81 (LAC), 83 (NO) | XM: 226 (LAC), 225 (NO)