NFL PREVIEWS

Cincinnati Bengals (0-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // NEW ERA FIELD // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

LEADER: Bills lead all-time series, 16-13

STREAKS: Bengals have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 10/8/17: Bills 16 at Bengals 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/18/15: Bengals 34, Bills 21

BENGALS NOTES:

QB ANDY DALTON threw for 311 yards & 2 TDs vs. 1 INT with 90.5 rating last week. Ranks 2nd in league with 729 pass yards. Threw for 328 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 2+ pass TDs. • RB JOE MIXON had rush TD in only career game vs. Buf. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC East with TD. RB GIOVANI BERNARD has 173 scrimmage yards (86.5 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career road meetings. • WR JOHN ROSS had 4 catches for 112 yards & TD last week. Leads NFL in rec. yards (270). Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards & TD. Recorded consecutive 100-yard rec. games for 1st time in career. WR TYLER BOYD led team with 10 catches for 122 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 8+ catches. TE TYLER EIFERT had rec. TD last week. Had TD catch in last road game vs. Buf. (10/18/15). • DT GENO ATKINS had sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC East with sack. DE CARLOS DUNLAP had 6 tackles & TFL last week. Had FF in last meeting. Aims for 3rd road meeting in row with sack. Since entering league in 2010, Atkins (71) & Dunlap (73.5) are only pair of teammates each with 70+ sacks. DE SAM HUBBARD had 6 tackles last week. Leads team with 2 sacks. LB PRESTON BROWN led team with 14 tackles last week. CB WILLIAM JACKSON had INT last week. CB DRE KIRKPATRICK had 6 tackles & PD last week. S JESSIE BATES had 10 tackles in Week 2.

BILLS NOTES:

QB JOSH ALLEN passed for 253 yards & TD with 101.1 rating & rushed for TD last week. Became 2nd-fastest QB (14 games) in NFL history (CAM NEWTON – 11 games) to reach 10 career rushing TDs. Has rush TD in 5 of past 6 games. • RB FRANK GORE rushed for 68 yards & TD last week. Has 14,836 career rush yards, 4th-most all-time, & 18,647 career scrimmage yards, 5th-most all-time. Rookie RB DEVIN SINGLETARY rushed for 57 yards & first career TD last week. Leads team with 127 rush yards, 2nd-most among rookies. • WR JOHN BROWN had 7 catches for 72 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches. Has rec. TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Cin. WR COLE BEASLEY had 4 catches for teamhigh 83 yards last week. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. Cin. (10/9/16 with Dal.). Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC North with 5+ catches. WR ISAIAH MCKENZIE caught 1st career TD last week. • S JORDAN POYER had INT last week. Had INT in last game vs. Cin. S MICAH HYDE had PD last week. Had INT in last meeting. CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE tied for team lead with 8 tackles last week. Had 3 PDs in last meeting. Had 28 tackles, 4 PD & 2 INTs in 8 home games last season. LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 7 tackles & PD last week. Aims for 7th in row with 7+ tackles. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER had FF in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row with 0.5+ sacks & PD. DE TRENT MURPHY had 1st career INT last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Jay Feely SIRIUS: 136 (Cin), 103 (Buf) | XM: 380 (Cin), 228 (Buf)

 

Miami Dolphins (0-2) at Dallas Cowboys (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // AT&T STADIUM // REFEREE: ADRIAN HILL

LEADER: Dolphins lead all-time series, 7-6

STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 3

LAST GAME: 11/22/15: Cowboys 24 at Dolphins 14

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/24/11: Cowboys 20, Dolphins 19

DOLPHINS NOTES:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK threw for 299 pass yards & TD with 87.4 rating in his last game vs. Dal. (12/19/15 with NYJ). Passed for 400+ yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC East. Has 6 pass TDs in his past 3 on road. • RB KENYAN DRAKE aims for 4th in row on road with 3+ catches. RB KALEN BALLAGE had career-high 123 rush yards & TD in last game vs. NFC (12/16/18 vs. Min.). • WR ALBERT WILSON had 187 rec. yards (93.5 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 games vs. NFC last season. Has 22 catches for 246 yards (61.5 per game) in past 4 road games. WR PRESTON WILLIAMS (rookie) leads team in rec. yards (87) & rec. TDs (1). Aims for 3rd in row with 3+ catches. WR DEVANTE PARKER has 188 rec. yards (47 per game) & TD in past 4 on road vs. NFC. WR ALLEN HURNS spent 2018 season with Dal. (20 catches for 295 yards & 2 TDs). Had 463 yards (54.3 per game) in 3 road games vs. NFC East last season. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had PD last week. Had 5 PD & 3 INTs in 6 road games last season. Has 11 INTs since 2017, 3rdmost in NFL. CB ERIC ROWE had team-high 2 PD last week. S RESHAD JONES has 21 tackles, 2 PD, sack & INT in past 2 on road vs. NFC East. S BOBBY MCCAIN had 7 tackles last week. Aims for 4th in row on road with 5+ tackles. LB JEROME BAKER leads team with 21 tackles. Aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles. DT DAVON GODCHAUX had 5 tackles last week. Aims for 5th in row with 5+ tackles.

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 269 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 123.5 rating & had 69 rush yards in Week 2. Since 2018, has 18 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 115.5 rating in 9 home starts. Aims for his 4th in row with 3+ TD passes & 120+ rating. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 at home vs. AFC. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 111 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 100+ scrmimage yards in 17 of his 22 career home games. In his past 8 at home, has 1,111 scrimmage yards (138.9 per game) & 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.). Since 2016, leads NFL in rushing yards (4,212) & scrimmage yards (5,430). • TE JASON WITTEN had TD catch in Week 2 & became 5th TE in NFL history with 70+ rec. TDs (70). Is 3rd player (DEZ BRYANT & HOFer BOB HAYES) in franchise history with 70+ TD catches. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. WR AMARI COOPER had rec. TD last week. In 6 career home games with Dal., has 41 receptions for 657 yards (109.5 per game) & 7 TD catches. Has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6 at home. • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 2.5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 4. LB JAYLON SMITH led team with 11 tackles in Week 2. Aims for his 10th in row at home with 6+ tackles. LB LEIGHTON VANDER ESCH has 25 tackles (12.5 per game) in his past 2 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 10+ tackles. is 1 of 5 LBs with 150+ tackles (153) since 2018. DE TYRONE CRAWFORD had sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 125 (Mia), 111 (Dal) | XM: 384 (Mia), 229 (Dal)

 

Denver Broncos (0-2) at Green Bay Packers (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // LAMBEAU FIELD // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

LEADER: All-time series tied, 6-6-1

STREAKS: Packers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/1/15: Packers 10 at Broncos 29

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/2/11: Packers 49, Broncos 23

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB JOE FLACCO passed for 292 yards & 1 TD vs. 1 INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. GB with pass TD & 90+ rating. Aims for 7th in row vs. NFC with pass TD. • RB PHILLIP LINDSAY had 66 scrimmage yards last week. Has TD in 3 of 5 career games vs. NFC. RB ROYCE FREEMAN led team with 102 scrimmage yards last week (54 rush, 48 rec.). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. • WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had team-high 11 catches for 98 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 85+ rec. yards & TD. Had rec. TD in his only career road game vs. GB (12/22/13 with Pit.). Has 34 catches for 450 yards (112.5 per game) & 4 TDs in past 4 vs. NFC. WR COURTLAND SUTTON had 4 catches for 40 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 6+ catches. Rookie TE NOAH FANT had 4 catches in Week 2. • LB VON MILLER has 3 sacks in 2 career games vs. GB. Has sack in 3 of past 4 vs. NFC North. Since entering league in 2011, leads NFL with 98 sacks. LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 5 tackles & TFL last week. Has 7.5 sacks in 5 career games vs. NFC. DE DEREK WOLFE had 6 tackles & TFL last week. CB CHRIS HARRIS had FF in last meeting. Has 4 PD, INT-TD & sack in past 4 vs. NFC. CB ISAAC YIADOM had TFL last week. S KAREEM JACKSON had 5 tackles & PD in Week 2. Has 3 PD & INT in 3 career games on road vs. NFC North. S JUSTIN SIMMONS led team with 9 tackles & 2 PD last week.

PACKERS NOTES:

QB AARON RODGERS passed for 209 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 101.2 rating last week. Had 408 pass yards & 4 TDs vs. INT for 134.5 rating in only career home game vs. Den. (10/2/11). Has 1,277 pass yards (319.3 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 123.2 rating in 4 career home starts vs. AFC West. Has 341 career TD passes & needs 2 TDs to surpass HOFer FRAN TARKENTON (342) for 9th-most in NFL history. • RB AARON JONES had 150 scrimmage yards (116 rush, 34 rec.) & rush TD in Week 2, his 4th career game with 100+ rush yards. In his past 4 at home, has 480 scrimmage yards (120 per game) & 5 rush TDs. Aims for his 5th in row at home with rush TD. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had 3rd career TD last week. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 7 catches for 106 yards in Week 2, his 12th career 100-yard game. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 at home. Has 35 rec. TDs since 2016, 2nd-most in NFL. • LB BLAKE MARTINEZ had 13 tackles last week. Since 2017, leads NFL with 306 tackles. LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH had sack in his last game vs. Den. (9/23/18 with Bal.). Has 3 sacks in his past 4 vs. AFC West. LB PRESTON SMITH had 5th career INT in Week 2. Had 2 sacks & FF in his last game vs. Den. (12/24/17 with Was.). Has 4 sacks in his past 4 vs. AFC West. S ADRIAN AMOS had sack in only career game vs. Den. (11/22/15 with Chi.). CB KEVIN KING had 2nd career INT in Week 2. Has 4 PD & 2 INTs in his past 5. Rookie S DARNELL SAVAGE had 1st career FF in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 127 (Den), 83 (GB) | XM: 382 (Den), 226 (GB)

 

Atlanta Falcons (1-1) at Indianapolis Colts (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // LUCAS OIL STADIUM // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 14-2

STREAKS: Colts have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 11/22/15: Colts 24 at Falcons 21

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/6/11: Falcons 31, Colts 7

FALCONS NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN passed for 320 yards & 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs last week, his 54th career 300-yard game. Had 275 pass yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 120.7 rating in only career game at Ind. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 275+ pass yards & 3+ TD passes. Aims for his 8th in row on road with 2+ TD passes. Has 300 career TD passes, tied with HOFer JOHN ELWAY (300) for 11th-most in NFL history. • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 423 scrimmage yards (105.8 per game) & 4 rush TDs in 4 career games vs. AFC South. • WR JULIO JONES led team with 106 rec. yards & 2 TDs in Week 2, incl. GW 54-yard TD catch. Has 49 career games with 100+ rec. yards, most among active players. Had 9 catches for 160 yards in last meeting. Had 131 rec. yards & 2 TDs in his last game at Ind. (11/6/11). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 125+ rec. yards. Has 7 rec. TDs in his past 7 on road. Aims for his 5th in row on road & 7th in row overall with TD catch. WR CALVIN RIDLEY tied his career-high with 8 catches & had 105 rec. yards & TD last week, his 2nd career 100-yard game. Aims for his 4th in row on road & 5th in row overall with TD catch. • CB DESMOND TRUFANT had 3 PD & 2 INTs in Week 2, his 1st career game with 2 INTs. Had sack in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 2+ PD. DT GRADY JARRETT had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. LB VIC BEASLEY had sack in Week 2.

COLTS NOTES:

QB JACOBY BRISSETT passed for 146 yards & 3 TDs vs. 1 INT with 95.2 rating last week. Has 687 pass yards (229 per game) & pass TD in 3 career starts vs. NFC. • RB MARLON MACK ranks 3rd in NFL in rush yards (225). Has rush TD in 5 of past 6 & 115+ rush yards in 3 of past 5. Has 280 scrimmage yards (93.3 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 3 vs. NFC. RB JORDAN WILKINS led team with careerhigh 82 rush yards last week. RB NYHEIM HINES had 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in his 4 home games last season. • WR T.Y. HILTON led team with 4 catches for 43 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has 245 rec. yards (122.5 per game) & 4 TDs in 2 career home games vs. NFC South. Aims for 6th in row vs. NFC with 5+ catches. Had 44 catches for 766 yards (95.8 per game) & 5 TDs in 8 home games last season. Rookie WR PARRIS CAMPBELL had 1st career TD last week. TE ERIC EBRON had rec. TD last week. Has 14 TDs since 2018, most among TEs. • LB DARIUS LEONARD had sack & led team with 10 tackles last week. Aims for 9th in row with 8+ tackles. Has 181 tackles since entering league in 2018, most in NFL. DE JUSTIN HOUSTON has sack in 5 of past 6. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Atl. with sack. Since entering league in 2011, is only player with 75+ sacks (79.5) & 4+ INTs (4). DE AL-QUADIN MUHAMMAD had 1st career FF last week. DT DENICO AUTRY had 2 sacks & FF last week. DT GROVER STEWART had sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton SIRIUS: 137 (Atl), 119 (Ind) | XM: 383 (Atl), 230 (Ind)

 

Baltimore Ravens (2-0) at Kansas City Chiefs (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

LEADER: Chiefs lead all-time series, 5-3

STREAKS: Chiefs have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/9/18: Ravens 24 at Chiefs 27

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/9/18

RAVENS NOTES:

QB LAMAR JACKSON threw for 272 yards & 2 TDs for 104.8 rating & rushed for career-high 120 yards last week. Became 1st player in NFL history with 250+ pass yards & 120+ rush yards in single game & 4th QB since 1970 with 2 career games of 115+ rush yards. Had 2 pass TDs, 100.5 rating & 67 rush yards in only career game vs. KC. Since entering league in 2018, has 821 rush yards, most among QBs. • RB MARK INGRAM had 77 scrimmage yards last week. Had rec. TD in his last game vs. KC (10/23/16 with NO). Aims for 3rd in row on road vs. AFC West with TD. RB GUS EDWARDS had 67 rush yards in last meeting. Has 277 rush yards (92.3 per game) in 3 career games vs. AFC West. • WR MARQUISE BROWN (rookie) had 8 catches for 86 yards last week. Has 233 rec. yards, most among rookies. WR WILLIE SNEAD aims for his 3rd in row vs. KC with 5+ catches. TE MARK ANDREWS had 8 catches for career-high 112 yards & TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD. Leads all TEs with 220 rec. yards this season. • S EARL THOMAS had career-high 2 FFs in his last game vs. KC (11/16/14 with Sea.). Since entering league in 2010, leads all active safeties in INTs (29). CB BRANDON CARR led team with 7 tackles & had sack & PD last week. CB MARLON HUMPHREY had 6 tackles & PD last week. LB PATRICK ONWUASOR aims for 3rd in row on road with sack. LB MATT JUDON had sack last week. Had sack in last meeting.

CHIEFS NOTES:

CHIEFS have scored 25+ points in 24 straight games, longest streak in NFL history. • QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 443 yards, 4 TDs & 131.2 rating last week. Has thrown for 300+ yards in 12 of 19 career games, tied with HOFer KURT WARNER for most in 1st 20 games in NFL history. Completed career-high 35 of 53 for 377 yards & 2 TDs with 91.5 rating in last meeting. Has 2+ TD passes in 13 straight games, tied for 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. • RB LESEAN MCCOY has rush TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. Bal. RB DAMIEN WILLIAMS had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last meeting. Has TD in 7 of past 8, including postseason. • WR SAMMY WATKINS ranks tied for 1st in NFL in rec. TDs (3) & 2nd in rec. yards (147). WR DEMARCUS ROBINSON had career-high 6 catches for 172 yards & 2 TDs last week. Rookie WR MECOLE HARDMAN had 1st career TD last week. TE TRAVIS KELCE had 7 catches for 107 yards & TD last week. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Had 380 rec. yards (95 per game) & 5 TDs in 4 games vs. AFC North last season. • DT CHRIS JONES had sack & PD last week. Had sack in last meeting. CB KENDALL FULLER had sack & PD last week. Had career-high 4 PD in last meeting. CB CHARVARIUS WARD had INT & FF last week. CB BASHAUD BREELAND had INT & led team with 8 tackles last week. S TYRANN MATHIEU had sack & PD in his only career game vs. Bal. (10/26/15 with Ari.).

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 99 (Bal), 82 (KC) | XM: 381 (Bal), 227 (KC)

 

Oakland Raiders (1-1) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // U.S. BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 9-5

STREAKS: Vikings have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/15/15: Vikings 30 at Raiders 14

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/20/11: Raiders 27, Vikings 21

RAIDERS NOTES:

QB DEREK CARR passed for 198 yards & TD vs. 2 INTs last week. Had 302 pass yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in only career start vs. Min. Threw for 7 TDs vs. 5 INTs with 89.7 rating in 8 road games last season. • RB JOSH JACOBS (rookie) led team with 99 rush yards last week. Leads all rookies in rush yards (184) & rush TDs (2). Can become 6th RB in NFL history with 85+ rush yards in each of 1st 3 career games. RB JALEN RICHARD aims for 5th in row vs. NFC with 3+ catches. • WR TYRELL WILLIAMS had 5 catches for 46 yards & TD in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TD. Rookie WR HUNTER RENFROW had 4 catches last week. TE DARREN WALLER had 6 catches for 63 yards in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches. • S LAMARCUS JOYNER had 6 tackles last week. CB DARYL WORLEY had 7 tackles & FR last week. Had INT in his last game vs. Min. (12/10/17 with Car.). Aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with PD. S KARL JOSEPH had TFL last week. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD had 7 tackles & 3 TFL last week. Aims for 5th in row with 6+ tackles. Has 62 career tackles & 2 INTs vs. Min., both most vs. any opponent. LB VONTAZE BURFICT had 4 tackles & PD in Week 2. Had 2 sacks in only career game vs. Min. (12/22/13 with Cin.). DE BENSON MAYOWA aims for 4th in row with sack & FF. DE JOHNATHAN HANKINS had TFL & PD last week.

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS had 230 pass yards & TD vs. 2 INTs in Week 2. Completed 25 of 30 pass attempts (83.3 percent) for 365 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 150.7 rating in only career start vs. Oak. (9/24/17 with Was.). Has 14 TDs vs. 5 INTs & 99.5 rating in 9 home starts with Min. • RB DALVIN COOK had 191 scrimmage yards (career-high 154 rush, 37 rec), including career-long 75-yard rush TD last week. Leads NFL in rush yards (265) & scrimmage yards (311) through 1st 2 weeks. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards & rush TD. Has 333 scrimmage yards (111 per game) & 2 rush TDs in 3 career games vs. AFC. • WR ADAM THIELEN led team with 5 catches for 75 yards in Week 2. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC & 5 of his past 7 at home. Has 212 receptions since 2017, tied 4th-most in NFL. WR STEFON DIGGS had 45-yard TD catch last week, his 4th career TD of 40+ yards. Has rec. TD in 4 of his past 5. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER tied his career-high with 9 tackles & had 2 TFL & sack in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in only career game vs. Oak. (11/15/15). Has 8.5 sacks in his past 7 at home. S HARRISON SMITH had 6 tackles, FF, FR & PD last week. Since 2014, is only DB with 15+ INTs (15) & 10+ sacks (11). DT LINVAL JOSESPH had 23rd career sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in his last game vs. Oak. (11/15/15). Has 4.5 sacks in his past 5 at home.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 108 (Oak), 146 (Min) | XM: 385 (Oak), 231 (Min)

 

New York Jets (0-2) at New England Patriots (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 63-53-1

STREAKS: Patriots have won past 6

LAST GAME: 12/30/18: Jets 3 at Patriots 38

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/30/18

JETS NOTES:

QB LUKE FALK makes first career start. Completed 20 of 25 (80 pct.) for 198 yards & 99.7 rating last week in NFL debut. • RB LE’VEON BELL led team with 129 scrimmage yards (68 rush, 61 rec.) last week. Aims for 10th in row with 90+ scrimmage yards. Has 453 scrimmage yards (151 per game) & TD in 3 career games vs. NE. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC East with 90+ scrimmage yards & TD. • WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 4 catches for team-high 81 yards last week. WR JAMISON CROWDER leads team with 139 rec. yards. Had 6 catches for 50 yards in only career game vs. NE (11/8/15 with Was.). TE RYAN GRIFFIN has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. NE. • S JAMAL ADAMS had 5 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. NE with 10+ tackles. S MARCUS MAYE had PD last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD. CB TRUMAINE JOHNSON aims for 3rd in row on road with INT. Since entering league in 2012, is 1 of 2 CBs (RICHARD SHERMAN) with 20+ INTs (22) & 3+ FFs (3). CB DARRYL ROBERTS had 5 tackles & INT last week. LB C.J. MOSLEY has INT in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. LB NEVILLE HEWITT had sack, PD & led team with 7 tackles last week. Aims for 3rd in row with PD & TFL. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC East with 6+ tackles. LB TARELL BASHAM had sack last week. Rookie LB BLAKE CASHMAN had 6 tackles, PD & 0.5 sacks last week. DE LEONARD WILLIAMS had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting.

PATRIOTS NOTES:

PATRIOTS have +73 point differential, 4th team in SB era with +70 point differential through 1st 2 games. 4th team in SB era to allow 3 points or fewer (3) through 1st 2 games. • QB TOM BRADY completed 20 of 28 (71.4 pct.) for 264 yards & 2 TDs with 124.7 passer rating & ran for TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 250+ pass yards, 2+ pass TDs & 120+ rating. Had 533 pass yards (266.5 per game) & 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 125.3 rating in 2 games last season vs. NYJ. Has 715 career completions vs. NYJ, most vs. any opponent. • RB SONY MICHEL led team with 85 rush yards & TD last week. Had 133 rush yards & TD in only career road meeting. Has 7 rush TDs in past 5, incl. postseason. RB JAMES WHITE caught 20th career rec. TD last week, becoming 3rd RB in NFL history (CHUCK FOREMAN & BRIAN WESTBROOK) with 20 rec. TDs in 1st 6 seasons. • WR ANTONIO BROWN had 4 catches for team-high 56 yards & TD in NE debut last week. WR JULIAN EDELMAN aims for 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 65+ rec. yards & TD. WR JOSH GORDON has 167 rec. yards (83.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. NYJ. • LB JAMIE COLLINS had career-high 2 INTs, incl. 69-yard INT-TD & 0.5 sacks last week. CB DEVIN MCCOURTY had INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with INT. CB STEPHON GILMORE had 54-yard INT-TD & 3 PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NYJ with 2+ PD. Rookie DE CHASE WINOVICH had 1.5 sacks last week, 1st sacks of career.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Dana Jacobson (field reporter)

SIRIUS: 106 (NYJ), 81 (NE) | XM: 386 (NYJ), 225 (NE)

 

Detroit Lions (1-0-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 1:00 PM ET // LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

LEADER: All-time series, 15-15-2

STREAKS: Lions have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/9/16: Eagles 23 at Lions 24

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/8/13: Eagles 34, Lions 20

LIONS NOTES:

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 245 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 91.7 rating last week. Has 28 4th Qtr. comebacks since 2009, most in NFL. Has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 136.7 rating in his past 2 vs. Phi. Aims for his 3rd in row on road vs NFC East with 2+ TDs & 115+ rating. • RB KERRYON JOHNSON had 88 scrimmage yards (47 rec., 41 rush) & TD catch in Week 2. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4. Has 496 scrimmage yards (82.7 per game) & 3 TDs in 6 career road games. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY tied career-high with 8 catches & had 117 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. WR DANNY AMENDOLA had 8 catches for 152 yards in SB LII vs. Phi. (2/4/18 with NE). Had TD catch in last reg. season game vs. Phi. (12/6/15 with NE). TE T.J. HOCKENSON leads rookie TEs with 138 rec. yards. WR MARVIN JONES had TD catch in last meeting. • CB DARIUS SLAY had 2 PD & INT in Week 2. Has 11 PD & 2 INTs in his past 5. Had 2 PD, FF & INT in his last game vs. Phi. (10/9/16). Aims for his 8th in row on road with PD. Since 2013, leads NFL with 94 PD. CB RASHAAN MELVIN had 2 PD in Week 2. Has 5 PD in 2019, tied-most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD. Rookie LB JAHLANI TAVAI had career high 9 tackles & 1st career FF last week. DB TRACY WALKER led team with career-high 10 tackles. Has 19 tackles in 2019, tied-most among DBs. Aims for his 3rd in row with 9+ tackles.

EAGLES NOTES:

QB CARSON WENTZ passed for 231 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) last week. Had 2 TD passes & 102.8 rating in only career game vs. Det. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. NFC North with 2+ TDs & 100+ rating. In his past 12 starts at home, has 3,300 pass yards (275 per game) & 30 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 111.1 rating. • RB DARREN SPROLES has 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 4 career games vs. Det. RB JORDAN HOWARD has 477 scrimmage yards (79.5 per game) & rush TD in 6 career games vs. Det. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with rush TD. • WR ALSHON JEFFERY has 633 rec. yards (90.4 per game) & 5 TD catches in 7 career games vs. Det. TE ZACH ERTZ had 8 catches for 72 yards in Week 2. Has 20 games with 8+ receptions since 2014, most among TEs. Has 20 receptions (10 per game) for 213 yards (106.5 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 2 vs. NFC North. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with 10+ catches, 100+ rec. yards & rec. TD. WR NELSON AGHOLOR had 8 catches for 107 yards & TD in Week 2, his 3rd career 100-yard game. Had 4 rec. TDs in his past 4. • DT FLETCHER COX had sack in last meeting. Has 22.5 sacks since 2016, 6th-most among DTs. CB RONALD DARBY had 3 PD & INT in Week 2. Has 5 PD in 2019, tied with RASHAAN MELVIN & AHKELLO WITHERSPOON for most in NFL. S MALCOLM JENKINS had 15th career FF last week, most among active DBs.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (field reporter) SIRIUS: 138 (Det), 134 (Phi) | XM: 387 (Det), 232 (Phi)

 

Carolina Panthers (0-2) at Arizona Cardinals (0-1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 4:05 PM ET // STATE FARM STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

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

STREAKS: Cardinals have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 10/30/16: Cardinals 20 at Panthers 30

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/6/13: Cardinals 22, Panthers 6

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB CAM NEWTON passed for 324 yards last week, his 20th career game with 300+ pass yards. Aims for his 3rd in row at Ari. with 300+ pass yards. Has 58 rush TDs since 2011, tiedmost among active players & most by QB in NFL history. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 835 scrimmage yards (104.4 per game) & 6 TDs (3 rush, 3 rec. ) in 8 games on road in 2018. Has 5+ receptions in 13 of 16 career road games. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with 200+ scrimmage yards & 2+ TDs. Is 1 of 3 RBs (TODD GURLEY & ALVIN KAMARA) with 3,000+ scrimmage yards (3,313) & 20+ TDs (22) since 2017. Has 199 career catches & needs reception to join REGGIE BUSH as only RBs with 200+ catches in 1st 35 career games. • WR DJ MOORE had career-high 9 receptions & 89 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with 7+ catches. TE GREG OLSEN led team with 110 rec. yards in Week 2. Is 1 of 6 active TEs with 10+ games (11) of 100+ rec. yards. Had career-high 3 TD catches on 11/8/09 vs. Ari. Has 7,993 career rec. yards & needs 7 rec. yards to become 5th TE in NFL history with 8,000+ career rec. yards. • LB LUKE KUECHLY led team with 17 tackles, his 7th career games with 15+ tackles. Recorded 1st career safety in Week 2. Had INT in only career game at. Ari. (10/6/13). Leads NFL with 973 tackles since 2012. Rookie LB/DE BRIAN BURNS had 1st career sack last week. DT GERALD MCCOY had sack in his last game at Ari. (10/15/17 with TB).

CARDS NOTES:

QB KYLER MURRAY (rookie) passed for 349 yards in Week 2 & joined CAM NEWTON (2011) as only QBs with 300+ pass yards in 1st 2 career games in NFL history. Had 308 pass yards & 2 TDs in only career home start. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had 108 scrimmage yards (84 rec., 24 rush) in only career game vs. Car. (10/30/16). Has 621 scrimmage yards (124.2 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 5 vs. NFC South. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC South with 100+ scrimmage yards. Is 1 of 2 RBs (TODD GURLEY) with 2,000+ rush yards (2,298) & 1,400+ rec. yards (1,447) since 2016. • WR LARRY FITZGERALD had 104 rec. yards last week, his 48th career 100-yard game. Has 1,316 receptions & needs 10 catches to surpass HOFer TONY GONZALEZ (1,325) for 2nd-most receptions in NFL history. Is 1st player at 35+ years old with 100+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 games. Has 359 rec. yards (89.8 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 4 vs. NFC South. WR CHRISTIAN KIRK had career-high 114 rec. yards in Week 2, 1st career 100-yard game. • LB CHANDLER JONES has 2 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 2 vs. NFC South. Has 3 sacks & FF in his past 4 at home. Since 2015, leads NFL with 54.5 sacks & ranks 2nd with 14 FFs. LB JORDAN HICKS led team with 11 tackles last week. Is 1 of 2 LBs (THOMAS DAVIS) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 games in 2019. Rookie CB BYRON MURPHY led team with 2 PD last week, 1st career PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Dan Hellie, Brady Quinn, Sarah Kustok (field reporter) SIRIUS: 126 (Car), 121 (Ari) | XM: 388 (Car), 233 (Ari)

 

New York Giants (0-2) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 4:05 PM ET // RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

LEADER: Giants lead all-time series, 14-7

STREAKS: Giants have won 5 of past 6

LAST GAME: 11/18/18: Buccaneers 35 at Giants 38

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/1/17: Buccaneers 25, Giants 23

GIANTS NOTES:

QB DANIEL JONES (rookie) makes 1st career start. Was selected in 1st round (6th overall) in 2019 NFL Draft. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 135 scrimmage yards (107 rush, 28 rec.) & rush TD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 135+ scrimmage yards. Had 152 scrimmage yards (142 rush, 10 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in only career game vs. TB (11/18/18). Has 100+ rush yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Has 2,302 scrimmage yards in 18 career games & needs 198 scrimmage yards to tie HOFer ERIC DICKERSON (19) & EDGERRIN JAMES (19) for fastest to 2,500 scrimmage yards. • TE EVAN ENGRAM led team in receptions (6) for 2nd consecutive game. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with 60+ rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 75+ rec. yards. Leads all TEs with 17 receptions in 2019. WR BENNIE FOWLER tied his career-high with 5 catches in Week 2. WR T.J. JONES had TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. • S ANTOINE BETHEAled team with 10 tackles last week. Since 2016, is 1 of 2 DBs (LANDON COLLINS) with 300+ tackles (305). LB MARKUS GOLDEN had 20th career sack in Week 2. Has sack in 2 of his past 3. Had sack in only career game vs. TB (9/18/16 with Ari.). LB ALEC OGLETREE had PD last week. Had 15-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Is only LB with 50+ PD (53), 10+ FFs (12) & 10+ INTs (11) since 2013. CB JANORIS JENKINS aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with PD. Since 2012, ties for 3rd among DBs with 92 PD.

BUCS NOTES:

QB JAMEIS WINSTON had TD pass & 103.4 rating last week. Has 5 TDs vs. INT & 101.1 rating in 3 career games vs. NYG. Has 13 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 104.5 rating in his past 5 vs. NFC East. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 home starts. • RB PEYTON BARBER rushed for 82 yards & TD in Week 2. Had 106 rush yards & TD in last meeting. • WR MIKE EVANS has 19 receptions for 337 yards (112.3 per game) & 2 TDs in 3 career games vs. NYG. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with TD catch. Since 2014, is 1 of 3 WRs (ANTONIO BROWN & DEANDRE HOPKINS) with 6,000+ rec. yards (6,192) & 40+ rec. TDs (40). WR CHRIS GODWIN set career-highs in catches (8) & rec. yards (121) & had TD catch in Week 2. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 3 & 7 TD catches in his past 10 at home. TE CAMERON BRATE had TD catch in his last home game vs. NYG (10/1/17). Since 2016, is 1 of 3 TEs (ZACH ERTZ & TRAVIS KELCE). with 20+ rec. TDs (20). • LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had career-high 3 sacks in Week 2, 1st TB LB with 3+ sacks in single game since BRODERICK THOMAS (9/20/92). Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in only career game vs. NYG (10/15/17 with Den.). LB LAVONTE DAVID aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 8+ tackles. Since 2014, is 1 of 3 LBs (CHANDLER JONES & KHALIL MACK) with 15+ FFs (16) & 15+ PD (24). CB VERNON HARGREAVES had career-high 12 tackles & PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with PD. DT NDAMUKONG SUH had 5th-career FR last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber, Sarah Walsh (field reporter) SIRIUS: 127 (NYG), 83 (TB) | XM: 382 (NYG), 226 (TB)

 

Houston Texans (1-1) at Los Angeles Chargers (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 4:25 PM ET // DIGNITY HEALTH SPORTS PARK // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 4-1

STREAKS: Chargers have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 11/27/16: Chargers 21 at Texans 13

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/9/13 (SD): Texans 31, Chargers 28

TEXANS NOTES:

QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 16 of 29 passes for 159 yards & rushed for TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 200+ pass yards, 2+ pass TDs & 115+ rating vs. AFC West. Has 901 pass yards (300.3 per game) & 7 TDs vs. 1 INT with 120.3 rating & 3 rush TDs in past 3 on road. • RB CARLOS HYDE led team with 90 rush yards last week. RB DUKE JOHNSON had 109 scrimmage yards in his last game vs. LAC (10/14/18 with Cle.). Aims for 5th in row with 4+ catches vs. AFC West. Has 2,203 rec. yards since entering league in 2015, 2nd-most among RBs (JAMES WHITE). • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 5 catches for 40 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. LAC with 5+ catches & 65+ yards. Has 14 catches for 157 yards (78.5 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 2 vs. AFC West. Aims for 4th in row on road with 100+ rec. yards. WR WILL FULLER had 60 rec. yards in only career game vs. LAC (11/27/16). WR KENNY STILLS aims for 3rd in row vs. LAC with TD. • DE J.J. WATT had FR last week. Has 4.5 sacks & FR in past 4 vs. AFC West. Since entering league in 2011, is 1 of 2 (VON MILLER) with 90+ sacks (92). Rookie DE CHARLES OMENIHU had sack & FF in NFL debut. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had team-high 2 sacks & 2 FFs last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in last road game vs. LAC. Only player in NFL with sack (3), FF (2) & INT (1) this season. LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM had sack & team-high 9 tackles last week.

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB PHILIP RIVERS threw for 293 yards last week. Aims for 5th in row vs. Hou. with 3+ pass TDs & 95+ rating. Has 120.6 career rating vs. Hou., 2nd-highest vs. any opponent. Has 639 pass yards (319.5 per game) & 5 TD vs. 1 INT with 128.4 rating in past 2 vs. AFC South. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had 133 scrimmage yards (67 rec., 66 rush) & rush TD last week. Ranks 1st in NFL in TDs (4) & 2nd in scrimmage yards (287). Aims for 5th in row with rush TD. Has 5 TDs (4 rec., 1 rush) in 3 career games vs. AFC South. RB JUSTIN JACKSON had 59 rush yards last week. • WR KEENAN ALLEN led team with 8 catches for 98 yards last week. Has 195 rec. yards (97.5 per game) & TD in past 2 vs. AFC South. Has 215 catches since 2017, 3rd-most in NFL. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had career-high 83 rec. yards last week. WR DONTRELLE INMAN had 6 catches for 119 yards & TD in only career game vs. Hou. (11/27/16). • DE JOEY BOSA had 6 tackles last week. Had 7 tackles, 2 TFL & 0.5 sacks in only career game vs. Hou. (11/27/16). Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC South with sack. Has sack in 3 of past 4 at home. DE MELVIN INGRAM had 7 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC South with sack. LB THOMAS DAVIS leads NFL with 26 tackles. Aims for 3rd in row with 12+ tackles. CB CASEY HAYWARD had INT last week. Has 3 INTs in 2 career games vs. Hou., most vs. any opponent. S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had first career INT last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta SIRIUS: 136 (Hou), 81 (LAC) | XM: 380 (Hou), 225 (LAC)

 

New Orleans Saints (1-1) at Seattle Seahawks (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 4:25 PM ET // CENTURYLINK FIELD // REFEREE: RONALD TORBERT

LEADER: Saints lead all-time series, 7-6

STREAKS: Saints have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/30/16: Seahawks 20 at Saints 25

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/13: Seahawks 34, Saints 7

SAINTS NOTES:

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 165 yards last week. Has 86.8 rating in 29 career starts. Had 118 pass yards & TD vs. INT for 73.7 rating in only career start for NO (12/30/18). • RB ALVIN KAMARA has 1,710 scrimmage yards (100.6 per game) & 16 total TDs (12 rush, 3 rec., 1 KR) in 17 career road games. Has 364 scrimmage yards (121.3 per game) & 5 TDs in 3 career games vs. NFC West. Is 1 of 3 RBs (CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY & HERSCHEL WALKER) with 1,600+ rush yards (1,753) & 1,600+ rec. yards (1,622) in 1st 35 games in NFL history. Has 22 rush TDs since 2017, 2nd-most in NFL. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 10 catches for 89 yards last week. Has 10+ catches in each of 1st 2 games for 2nd consecutive season. Has 54 receptions for 648 yards (92.6 per game) & 6 TDs in 7 career games vs. NFC West. Aims for his 8th in row on road with 5+ catches. Since 2016, leads NFL in receptions (341) & ranks 4th in rec. yards (3,999). • DE CAMERON JORDAN had 5 tackles, sack & FR last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 6 sacks in his past 5 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with TFL & PD. Has 5 sacks in his past 5 vs. NFC West. DE TREY HENDRICKSON had sack & FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. DE MARCUS DAVENPORT had sack last week. LB KIKO ALONSO has 8+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC West. Had 11 tackles in only career game vs. Sea. (9/11/16 with Mia.). S VONN BELL aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC West with 5+ tackles.

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 300 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 131 rating in Week 2, his 9th career game with 300+ pass yards & 3+ TD passes. Had 310 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 139.6 rating in only career home start vs. NO (12/2/13). In his past 6 at home, is 6-0 with 12 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 110.2 rating. Has 201 career TD passes in 114 career games, 5thfastest in NFL history to reach 200 TD passes. • RB CHRIS CARSON had 87 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 27 rec.) last week. Has 650 scrimmage yards (108.3 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 6 at home. Has 6 rush TDs in his past 6. RB RASHAAD PENNY had 62 rush yards & TD last week, his 3rd career rush TD. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had career-high 10 receptions & 79 rec. yards in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. Rookie WR DK METCALF had 1st career rec. TD last week. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 150 rec. yards. TE WILL DISSLY had 5 catches for 50 yards & 2 TDs in Week 2. Has 4 TD catches in 6 career games. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 7 tackles & PD last week. Has 26 tackles (13 per game) in 2 career games vs. NO. Is 1 of 2 LBs (LUKE KUECHLY) with 900+ tackles since 2012. S BRADLEY MCDOUGALD had INT in Week 2. Has 4 PD & INT in his past 5 vs. NO. Since 2018, is only player with 4+ FFs (4) & 4+ INTs (4). DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had PD last week. Has 3 PD in 4 career games vs. NFC South.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 99 (NO), 82 (Sea) | XM: 381 (NO), 227 (Sea)

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (0-2) at San Francisco 49ers (2-0)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 4:25 PM ET // LEVI’S STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 11-10

STREAKS: Steelers have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/20/15: 49ers 18 at Steelers 43

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/19/11: 49ers 20, Steelers 3

STEELERS NOTES:

QB MASON RUDOLPH makes 1st career start. Completed 12 of 19 passes for 112 yards & 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 92.4 rating in NFL debut last week. • RB JAMES CONNER had rush TD last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC with TD. RB JAYLEN SAMUELS has TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 5 catches for team-high 84 yards last week. Surpassed HOFer RANDY MOSS to become youngest player (22 years, 297 days) in NFL history to reach 2,500 career rec. yards. Has 100+ rec. yards in 7 of past 9 on road. TE VANCE MCDONALD led team with 7 catches & career-high 2 TDs last week. Had 161 rec. yards (80.5 per game) & TD in 2 road games vs. NFC last season. • LB DEVIN BUSH (rookie) had 7 tackles & first career FR last week. Leads all rookies with 18 tackles. LB T.J. WATT had 6 tackles, sack & FF last week. Has sack in 4 of past 5. Has 6 sacks, 3 FFs & PD in past 4 vs. NFC. LB MARK BARRON had 6 tackles, FR & 0.5 sacks last week. Had sack & FF in his last game vs. SF (12/30/18 with LAR). LB BUD DUPREE had sack in last meeting. Has sack in 2 of past 3 on road. DE STEPHON TUITT had career-high 2.5 sacks last week. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. DE CAMERON HEYWARD had TFL last week. Had sack in last meeting. S TERRELL EDMUNDS had PD & career-high 11 tackles last week. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK makes Pit. debut.

49ERS NOTES:

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 297 yards with 3 TDs vs. INT & 131.2 rating in Week 2. Has 829 pass yards (276.3 per game) & 5 TDs vs. INT for 108.5 rating in 3 career home starts with SF. Aims for his 4th start at home in row with 100+ rating. • RB MATT BREIDA rushed for 121 yards, his 4th career 100- yard game. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC. Since 2017, is 1 of 3 RBs (SAQUON BARKLEY & ALVIN KAMARA) to average 5+ yards per carry (5.04) (min. 250 attempts). RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had 83 rush yards & 1st career rec. TD last week. Has TD in 2 of his past 3. RB JEFF WILSON had 1st 2 career rush TDs in Week 2. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 54 rec. yards last week & tied DAVE KOCOUREK (33 games) for 3rd fastest TE to 2,000 rec. yards in NFL history. Has 100+ rec. yards & TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC. Is 1 of 3 TEs (ZACH ERTZ & TRAVIS KELCE) with 140+ receptions (142) & 2,000+ rec. yards (2,000) since 2017. Rookie WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 87 rec. yards & 1st career TD catch last week. • DL DEFOREST BUCKNER had sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. LB KWON ALEXANDER had career-high 3 PD & 7th career INT in Week 2. CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON has 5 PD in 2019, tied-most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD. CB RICHARD SHERMAN has 32 career INTs, 2nd-most among active players. DL SOLOMON THOMAS had 5th career sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 108 (Pit), 94 (SF) | XM: 385 (Pit), 234 (SF)

 

Los Angeles Rams (2-0) at Cleveland Browns (1-1)

WEEK 3 // SUNDAY, SEPT. 22, 2019 // 8:20 PM ET // FIRSTENERGY STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

LEADER: Rams lead all-time series, 11-9

STREAKS: Rams have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/25/15: Browns 6 at Rams 24

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/13/11: Rams 13, Browns 12

RAMS NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF passed for 283 yards & TD with 112.6 rating in Week 2. Since 2017, has 14-3 record as starter on road. Has 8 consecutive wins vs. AFC teams. Has 300+ pass yards & 3+ TDs in 4 of his past 6 vs. AFC. • RB TODD GURLEY had rush TD last week. Has 57 scrimmage TDs, 5th-most by player in his 1st 60 career games since 1970. Had 163 scrimmage yards (128 rush, 35 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in only career game vs. Cle. (10/25/15). Has 18 total TDs (13 rush, 5 rec.) in his past 10 on road. Since 2015, leads NFL in scrimmage yards (6,598) & scrimmage TDs (57). • WR COOPER KUPP had 120 rec. yards in Week 2, his 4th career 100-yard game. Has 5+ receptions in 4 of his past 5 on road. WR BRANDIN COOKS had 74 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Has 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. AFC. WR ROBERT WOODS has 21 catches for 285 yards (95 per game) & 3 TDs in his past 3 vs. AFC. • DT AARON DONALD has 3 sacks in 4 career games vs. AFC North, incl. sack in only career game vs. Cle. (10/25/15). Has 9 sacks in his past 6 on road. Since 2017, leads NFL with 31.5 sacks. LB CLAY MATTHEWS had sack & FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in his last game vs. Cle. (12/10/17 with GB). LB CORY LITTLETON had 8 tackles & 2 PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 2+ PD. S ERIC WEDDLE had 7 tackles & PD last week. Has 4 INTS & sack in his past 6 vs. Cle.
BROWNS NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD passed for 325 yards & TD last week. Aims for 5th in row with 280+ pass yards & TD. Has 454 pass yards (227 per game) & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 143.5 rating in 2 career home games vs. NFC. • RB NICK CHUBB had 98 scrimmage yards & rush TD last week. Aims for 6th in row at home with 80+ scrimmage yards. Has 372 scrimmage yards (124 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 vs. NFC. RB D’ERNEST JOHNSON had 50 scrimmage yards last week. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. led team with 6 catches for 161 yards & TD last week, incl. career-long 89-yard rec. TD. Has 13 catches for 197 yards (98.5 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career games vs. LAR. Has TD catch in 3 of past 4 vs. NFC West. WR JARVIS LANDRY had rec. TD in only career game vs. LAR (11/20/16 with Mia.). Aims for 5th in row vs. NFC West with 4+ catches. TE DAVID NJOKU aims for 3rd in row at home with TD catch. • DE MYLES GARRETT led team with career-high 3 sacks last week. Leads NFL with 5 sacks. Aims for 4th in row with sack. Has 3 sacks & FF in his past 3 vs. NFC. DE OLIVIER VERNON has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career games vs. LAR. LB JOE SCHOBERT had team-high 13 tackles & FF last week. Aims for 4th in row with 8+ tackles. S MORGAN BURNETT had sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC West with PD. S T.J. CARRIE had FR last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Brian Griese SIRIUS: 81 (LAR), 83 (Cle) | XM: 225 (LAR), 226 (Cle)

 

Chicago Bears (1-1) at Washington Redskins (0-2)

WEEK 3 // MONDAY, SEPT. 23, 2019 // 8:15 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: WALT ANDERSON

LEADER: Redskins lead all-time series, 22-20-1

STREAKS: Redskins have won past 7

LAST GAME: 12/24/16: Redskins 41 at Bears 21

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/20/13: Redskins 45, Bears 41

BEARS NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY is 4-0 in his past 4 road starts. Has 85+ rating in 3 of his past 5 on road. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY (rookie) had 68 scrimmage yards & rush TD in Week 2, his 1st-career rush TD. Has 80 rush yards, most among NFC rookies. RB TARIK COHEN has 134 receptions since 2017, 4th-most among RBs. Is 1 of 6 RBs with 1,000+ rec. yards (1,134) since 2017. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 60+ rec. yards in 5 of 7 career primetime games. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC East with 5+ receptions. WR CORDARRELLE PATTERSON has 50+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3. • LB KHALIL MACK had sack & PD last week. Had 9 tackles & sack in only career game vs. Was. (9/24/17 with Oak.). Has 5 sacks in 5 career games vs. NFC East. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. Since 2015, is 1 of 3 players (AARON DONALD & CHANDLER JONES) with 50+ sacks (50). LB ROQUAN SMITH tied career high with 13 tackles in Week 2, his 7th career game with 10+ tackles. Has 9+ tackles in 6 of his past 7 on road. LB DANNY TREVATHAN had 12 tackles in Week 2. Had 10 tackles, FF & PD in only career game vs. Was. (10/27/13 with Den.). S EDDIE JACKSON tied career high with 10 tackles & had 2 PD last week. Has 2 INTs in his past 3 games in primetime. CB KYLE FULLER had INT & PD in Week 2. In his past 8 on road, has 13 PD & 6 INTs. Is 1 of 2 DBs (DARIUS SLAY) with 45+ PD (46) & 10+ INTs (10) since 2017.

REDSKINS:

QB CASE KEENUM passed for 221 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 103.5 rating in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with TD pass & 100+ rating. Is 1st Was. QB with 100+ rating in each of 1st 2 games of season since BRAD JOHNSON (1999). • RB ADRIAN PETERSON had rush TD last week. Has 107 career rush TDs & surpassed HOFer JIM BROWN (106) for 5th-most in NFL history. Has 1,562 rush yards (111.6 per game) & 14 TDs in 14 career games vs. Chi. Has 100+ rush yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. Chi. RB CHRIS THOMPSON aims for his 4th in row with 5+ receptions. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN (rookie) had 5 catches for 62 yards & TD catch in Week 2. Is 1 of 2 rookie WRs (MARQUISE BROWN) with 10+ receptions (10), 175+ rec. yards (187) & 2+ TD catches (2). Is 1st rookie WR since EDDIE ROYAL (2008) with 5+ catches & rec. TD in Weeks 1 & 2. WR PAUL RICHARDSON had TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 at home. • LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack in Week 2. Has 8 sacks in his past 6 at home. Aims for his 7th in row at home with sack. Had sack in his last game vs. Chi. (12/13/15). Since 2011, is 1 of 2 LBs (VON MILLER) with 80+ sacks (85.5) & 25+ FFs (25). S LANDON COLLINS had 12 tackles last week. Has 11 tackles, 3 PD & INT in 2 career games vs. Chi. S MONTAE NICHOLSON had career-high 9 tackles & INT in Week 2, his 2nd career INT. CB JOSH NORMAN had 4 PD & 2 INTs in his last game vs. Chi. (12/24/16).

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Joe Tessitore, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Ross Tucker (field reporter) SIRIUS: 81 (Chi), 83 (Was) | XM: 225 (Chi), 226 (Was)