Baltimore Ravens (1-0) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-0)

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 8:20 PM ET | Paul Brown Stadium | Referee: Walt Anderson

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Series tied, 22-22

STREAKS: Bengals have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/31/17: Bengals 31 at Ravens 27

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/10/17: Ravens 20, Bengals 0

RAVENS NOTES:

  • RAVENS had 6 different players score offensive TDs in Week 1. • QB JOE FLACCO completed 25 of 34 (73.5 pct.) for 236 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 121.7 rating last week. Has 760 pass yards (253.3 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs in past 3 vs. division. Has 3,861 career pass yards vs. Cin., 2nd-most among active QBs. • RB ALEX COLLINS had rush TD in Week 1. Had 96 scrimmage yards (78 rush, 18 rec.) & rush TD in only career meeting. Has 314 scrimmage yards (104.7 per game) & 2 rush TDs in past 3 vs. division. RB JAVORIUS ALLEN rushed for TD last week. Had 71 rush yards in last road meeting. RB KENNETH DIXON had rush TD in Week 1. Has 143 scrimmage yards & rush TD in his past 2 vs. Cin. • WR MICHAEL CRABTREE has 26 TD catches since 2015, tied for 4th in NFL. WR JOHN BROWN had TD catch in last game vs. Cin. (11/22/15 with Az.). Has 304 rec. yards (101.3 per game) & 2 TDs in 3 career games vs. AFC North. • LB TERRELL SUGGS had 2 sacks & FF in last road meeting. Has 5 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 5 vs. Cin. LB C.J. MOSLEY had 8 tackles & INT in last game at Cin. In past 6 vs. division, has 55 tackles (9.2 per game), 2 FFs & INT. Since entering NFL in 2014, is only player with 450+ tackles (474), 8+ sacks (8) & 8+ INTs (8). S ERIC WEDDLE has 3 INTs in past 5 vs. division. LB MATTHEW JUDON had sack in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with sack. CB BRANDON CARR aims for his 3rd in row at Cin. with INT.

BENGALS NOTES:

QB ANDY DALTON completed 21 of 28 (75 pct.) for 243 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 109.7 rating last week. Passed for 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs in last meeting. In past 5 vs. division, has 13 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 101.7 rating. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs. • RB JOE MIXON had 149 scrimmage yards (95 rush, 54 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1. Had 96 rush yards in last meeting. In past 3 vs. division, has 304 scrimmage yards (101.3 per game) & rush TD. RB GIOVANI BERNARD aims for 3rd in row vs. Bal. with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR A.J. GREEN had 92 rec. yards & TD last week. Has 695 rec. yards (99.3 per game) with 6 TDs in past 7 meetings. Has 5 TD catches in past 6 at home vs. division. In past 2 on Thursday, has 240 rec. yards (120 per game) & rec. TD. WR TYLER BOYD had GW 49-yard TD catch with 44 seconds remaining in 4th Q in last meeting. WR JOHN ROSS had 1st-career TD catch last week. TE TYLER KROFT had 2 TD catches in last meeting. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 5 vs. division. TE TYLER EIFERT has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. Bal. • DT GENO ATKINS has 3.5 sacks in his past 4 at home vs. Bal. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has sack in 3 of his past 4 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with sack. Has 6 TFL in past 5 vs. division. CB DARQUEZE DENNARD had 89- yard INT-TD in last meeting. DE CARL LAWSON has 1.5 sacks & 2 TFL in past 2 at home vs. division. S CLAYTON FEJEDELEM had 10 tackles, FF & 83-yard FR-TD last week.

  

 

Carolina Panthers (1-0) at Atlanta Falcons (0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Mercedes-Benz Stadium | Referee: Bill Vinovich

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Falcons lead all-time series, 28-18

STREAKS: Falcons have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 12/31/17: Panthers 10 at Falcons 22

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/31/17

PANTHERS NOTES:

  • QB CAM NEWTON had 82.4 rating & rushed for 58 yards & TD in Week 1. Has 55 career rush TDs, most by QB in NFL history. Aims for 7th in row with 50+ rush yards. • RB CHRISTIAN MC CAFFREY had 95 scrimmage yards (50 rush, 45 rec.) last week. Has 86 receptions since 2017, 2nd-most among NFL RBs (ALVIN KAMARA, 90). Has 148 scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 career meetings. • WR DEVIN FUNCHESS had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row on road with rec. TD. Has 3 TD catches in his past 4 on road vs. NFC South. WR TORREY SMITH had 81 rec. yards & TD in 10/19/14 meeting with Bal. WR JARIUS WRIGHT set career-highs in receptions (8) & rec. yards (132) in 9/28/14 meeting with Min. • LB LUKE KUECHLY led team with 13 tackles in Week 1. Has 33 tackles (11 per game), 1.5 sacks & 2 PD in his past 3 vs. Atl. Aims for 13th in row vs. NFC South with 8+ tackles. Since entering league in 2012, leads NFL with 831 tackles. DT KAWANN SHORT had 2 sacks last week. Has 6 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in his past 6 vs. Atl. Has 26.5 sacks since 2015, 3rd-most among NFL DTs. LB SHAQ THOMPSON had 9 tackles & sack in Week 1. DE MARIO ADDISON had 1.5 sacks & FF last week. Has 6 sacks & FF in his past 6 on road. Has 2.5 sacks in past 3 meetings. DE WES HORTON has 4 sacks & FF in his past 4. S MIKE ADAMS has INT, 5 PD & FF in his past 3 vs. Atl. Aims for 3rd in row on road vs. division with FF.

FALCONS NOTES:

QB MATT RYAN has 1,716 pass yards (343.2 per game) with 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 114 rating in past 5 vs. Car. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with 300+ pass yards. In past 8 at home vs. division, has 2,663 pass yards (332.9 per game) with 16 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 110.3 rating. • RB DEVONTA FREEMAN had 108 scrimmage yards (85 rec., 23 rush) & TD catch in last meeting. Has 1,154 scrimmage yards (115.4 per game) & 6 TDs (4 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 10 vs. NFC South. RB TEVIN COLEMAN had rush TD last week. • WR JULIO JONES had 10 receptions for 169 yards in Week 1. Has 12 career games with 150+ rec. yards, tied for most since entering NFL in 2011 (ANTONIO BROWN & CALVIN JOHNSON). In his past 5 vs. Car., has 36 catches for 736 yards (147.2 per game) & 2 TDs. WR MOHAMED SANU has 13 receptions for 154 yards & TD in past 2 at home. • DE TAKKARIST MC KINLEY had sack last week. Aims for 4th in row with sack (incl. postseason). LB VIC BEASLEY, JR. has 4 sacks & FF in 6 career games vs. Car. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Car. with sack. CB BRIAN POOLE had sack in Week 1. CB ROBERT ALFORD has 3 INTs & 12 PD in his past 4 vs. Car. Has 56 PD since 2015, tied for 2nd-most in NFL (MARCUS PETERS). DT GRADY JARRETT has sack in 2 of past 3 home games. Had sack in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Dan Hellie, Greg Jennings, Karyn Bryant (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 98 (Car), 81 (Atl) | XM: 388 (Car), 226 (Atl)

 

 

Los Angeles Chargers (0-1) at Buffalo Bills (0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | New Era Field | Referee: Clay Martin

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 23-10-2

STREAKS: Chargers have won past 3

LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Bills 24 at Chargers 54

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/21/14: Chargers 22, Bills 10

CHARGERS NOTES:

  • QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 424 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 103.7 rating last week. Has 10 career games with 400+ pass yards, tied for 4th-most in NFL history. In 5 career starts vs. Buf., has 10 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 110.1 rating. Aims for 5th in row vs. Buf. with 100+ rating. Ranks 6th in NFL history with 345 career TD passes. • RB MELVIN GORDON had 166 scrimmage yards, incl. career-high 102 rec. yards, in Week 1. Rushed for 80 yards & TD in only career meeting. Aims for 4th in row with 120+ scrimmage yards. Since 2016, ranks 5th in NFL with 3,163 scrimmage yards. RB AUSTIN EKELER had career-high 126 scrimmage yards (87 rec., 39 rush) & TD catch last week. Rushed for TD in last meeting. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 108 rec. yards & TD in Week 1. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards & TD. In last meeting, had 12 catches for 159 yards & 2 TDs. In past 4 vs. AFC East, has 30 catches (7.5 per game) for 383 rec. yards (95.8 per game) & 2 TDs. WR MIKE WILLIAMS had careerhigh 81 rec. yards last week. TE ANTONIO GATES has 4 TD catches in 6 career games vs. Buf. Has 114 career TD catches, most by TE in NFL history. • DE JOEY BOSA had sack & FF in last meeting. DE MELVIN INGRAM had TFL & FR in last game vs. Buf. CB CASEY HAYWARD had 2 INTs & TFL in last meeting. Since 2016, ties for NFL lead with 11 INTs. Rookie S DERWIN JAMES had sack in NFL debut last week.

BILLS NOTES:

QB NATHAN PETERMAN had 100.8 rating in only career home start (12/10/17 vs. Ind.). Rookie QB JOSH ALLEN made NFL debut in Week 1. Was selected No. 7 overall in 2018 NFL Draft. • RB LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 114 yards with TD & had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chargers with 125+ scrimmage yards. In past 15 at home, has 1,841 scrimmage yards (122.7 per game) & 17 TDs (16 rush, 1 rec.). Since entering the league in 2009, leads NFL with 13,491 scrimmage yards. • TE CHARLES CLAY has TD catch in 2 of past 3 games vs. Chargers. Is 1 of 4 active TEs (ROB GRONKOWSKI, JIMMY GRAHAM & DELANIE WALKER) with 500+ rec. yards in each of past 5 seasons. WR KELVIN BENJAMIN has 80+ rec. yards or TD catch in 3 of past 5 vs. AFC West. • LB MATT MILANO led team with 8 tackles & had 2 TFL & FR last week. Rookie LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had sack & FF in NFL debut in Week 1. Is 1st Bills rookie/1styear player with sack in season-opener since 2002. CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE has INT in 2 of his past 3 at home. Since 2017, ties for 3rd in AFC with 18 PD. S MICAH HYDE is 1 of 4 NFL safeties with 10+ INTs (11) & 25+ PD (28) since 2015. S JORDAN POYER had 11 tackles, 2 PD & TFL in last meeting. Has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 4 at home. • K STEPHEN HAUSCHKA has made 14 FGs of 50+ yards since 2015, 5th-most in NFL.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Steve Beuerlein

SIRIUS: 136 (LAC), 108 (Buf) | XM: 384 (LAC), 228 (Buf)

 

 

Minnesota Vikings (1-0) at Green Bay Packers (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Lambeau Field | Referee: Tony Corrente

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Packers lead all-time series, 59-52-2

STREAKS: Vikings have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/23/17: Vikings 16 at Packers 0

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/17

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for 244 yards with 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 95.1 rating in Min. debut last week. Completed 21 of 30 (70 pct.) for 375 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 145.8 rating in only career meeting (11/20/16 with Was.). Since 2015, ranks 4th in NFL with 13,420 pass yards. • RB DALVIN COOK had 95 scrimmage yards (55 rec., 40 rush) in Week 1. RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 335 scrimmage yards (83.8 per game) & 3 rush TDs in his past 4. • WR STEFON DIGGS had TD catch in Week 1. Aims for 5th in row with rec. TD. In his past 3 vs. GB, has 18 catches for 271 yards (90.3 per game) & 3 TDs. WR ADAM THIELEN led team with 102 rec. yards last week. Had career-high 12 catches for 202 yards & 2 TDs in 12/24/16 meeting at GB. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in Week 1. Has 4 TDs in his past 4 on road. Since entering league in 2011, has 38 TD catches, 4th-most among NFL TEs. • DE EVERSON GRIFFEN has 5 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 6 vs. GB. Has 3 sacks & 2 FFs in past 3 on road vs. division. S HARRISON SMITH led team with 8 tackles & had sack, INT & FR last week. Has 4 INTs, 8 PD & 1.5 sacks in his past 5 vs. division. Has 3 INTs & 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack in Week 1. Has 2.5 sacks & FF in past 4 meetings. Since 2016, is 1 of 7 in NFL with 100+ tackles (103) & 20+ sacks (20.5). CB XAVIER RHODES had INT last week. Rookie CB MIKE HUGHES had 28-yard INT-TD in NFL debut in Week 1.

PACKERS NOTES:

QB AARON RODGERS passed for 286 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 130.7 rating last week. In 9 career home meetings, is 7-2 with 19 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 111.8 rating. Is 7-0 & has 1,891 pass yards (270.1 per game), 20 TDs & 2 INTs for 119.2 rating in his past 7 home starts. • RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS has 218 rush yards (72.7 per game) & TD in his past 3 at home. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 5 receptions for 88 yards & TD in Week 1. Aims for 4th game in row & 3rd in row vs. Min. with TD. Has 6 TD catches in his past 6 at home vs. division. WR RANDALL COBB had 9 receptions for 142 yards last week, incl. GW 75-yard TD catch with 2:13 remaining in 4th Q. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC North with TD. WR GERONIMO ALLSION had 69 rec. yards & TD in Week 1. TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 44 rec. TDs since 2013, most among NFL TEs. • LB NICK PERRY had sack & FF last week. Has 4 sacks in 3 career home meetings. DL KENNY CLARK had career-high 2 sacks in last meeting. Has 3.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 3 at home. S KENTRELL BRICE led team with career-high 9 tackles & had 1st-career sack last week. DT MIKE DANIELS aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 3.5 sacks & FR in his past 5 at home vs. Min. LB BLAKE MARTINEZ aims for 3rd in row vs. Min. with 11+ tackles. Has 27 tackles (9 per game) & FF in his past 3 at home vs. NFC North.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 99 (Min), 83 (GB) | XM: 389 (Min), 225 (GB)

 

 

Cleveland Browns (0-0-1) at New Orleans Saints (0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Mercedes-Benz Superdome | Referee: Ron Torbert

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Browns lead all-time series, 13-4

STREAKS: Browns have won past 2

LAST GAME: 9/14/14: Browns 26 at Saints 24

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/24/10: Browns 30, Saints 17

BROWNS NOTES:

QB TYROD TAYLOR rushed for 77 yards with TD & had pass TD last week. Has 95+ rating in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC. Has lowest career INT pct. (1.45 pct.) in NFL history among QBs with 1,250 career att. • RB CARLOS HYDE rushed for TD in Week 1. Had rush TD in only career game vs. NO (11/9/14 with SF). Has 95+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 5 vs. NFC. RB DUKE JOHNSON, JR. has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4. Has 238 scrimmage yards (79.3 per game) & TD catch in past 3 vs. NFC. Since 2015, ranks 2nd among NFL RBs with 189 receptions. • WR JARVIS LANDRY had 7 catches for 106 yards last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. NFC with TD catch. Has 2 TD catches in past 2 on road vs. NFC South. Since entering league in 2014, is 1 of 3 WRs with 400+ catches (407). WR JOSH GORDON had TD catch last week. Since 2013, has 6 games with 125+ rec. yards & TD catch, tied for 7th-most among active players. • DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 sacks last week, his 2nd career multi-sack game. Aims for 4th in row with sack. LB JOE SCHOBERT had team-high 8 tackles & 2 FRs in Week 1. Has 12+ tackles in 3 of past 4 on road. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY has 8+ tackles & TFL in 4 of past 6 vs. NFC. LB JAMIE COLLINS, SR. had FR in only career meeting (10/13/13 with NE). CB DAMARIOUS RANDALL had INT in only career game vs. NO (10/22/17 with GB). Rookie CB DENZEL WARD had 2 INTs in NFL debut last week & is 4th-youngest player (21 years, 134 days) in NFL history with multi-INT game.

SAINTS NOTES:

QB DREW BREES completed 37 of 45 (82.2 pct.) for 439 yards with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 129.5 rating last week. Has 16 career games with 400+ pass yards, most in NFL history. In his past 11 at home vs. AFC, has 3,952 pass yards (359.3 per game) with 34 TDs vs. 6 INTs for 120.3 rating. • RB ALVIN KAMARA had 141 scrimmage yards (112 rec., 29 rush) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 1. Aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with TD. In past 6 at home, has 714 scrimmage yards (119 per game) & 9 TDs (5 rush, 4 rec.). • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 16 catches for 180 yards & TD in Week 1. His 16 receptions surpassed KEENAN ALLEN’s 15 catches (9/13/15) for most receptions in single game on Kickoff Weekend in NFL history. In his past 3 (incl. playoffs), has 31 catches for 396 yards (132 per game) & 3 TDs. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ rec. yards (incl. postseason). WR TED GINN, JR. had 68 rec. yards & TD last week. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD (incl. postseason). • DE CAMERON JORDAN has 3 sacks in his past 3. In his past 8 at home, has 7 sacks, 8 PD & INT. LB DEMARIO DAVIS led team with 8 tackles in his NO debut last week. Had 99 tackles & 2 sacks with Cle. in 2016. LB ALEX ANZALONE had 1st-career FF in Week 1. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE has INT, 5 PD & FF in 4 career games vs. AFC. Has 2 INTs & 8 PD in his past 3 at home. S KURT COLEMAN had 2 INTs in only career meeting (9/9/12 with Phi.).

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 125 (Cle), 119 (NO) | XM: 391 (Cle), 229 (NO)

 

 

Miami Dolphins (1-0) at New York Jets (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | MetLife Stadium | Referee: Brad Allen

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Jets lead all-time series, 54-49-1

STREAKS: Dolphins have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/22/17: Jets 28 at Dolphins 31

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/24/17: Jets 20, Dolphins 6

DOLPHINS NOTES:

QB RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 351 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT in last road game at NYJ. Has 90+ rating in 3 of past 4 vs. division. Aims for 6th in row on road vs. division with 300+ pass yards. • RB FRANK GORE has 156 scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 career games at NYJ. Has 14,087 career rush yards & needs 15 yards to surpass HOFer CURTIS MARTIN (14,101) for the 4th-most in NFL history. RB KENYAN DRAKE has 396 scrimmage yards (132 per game) & rush TD in past 3 vs. division. Aims for 4th in row vs. division with 90+ scrimmage yards. • WR KENNY STILLS had 106 rec. yards & 2 TDs, incl. 75-yard TD catch last week. Has 5 TD catches of 50+ yards since 2015, tied for 5th-most in NFL. Had 85 rec. yards & 2 TD catches in last meeting. Since 2013, is 1 of 3 in NFL (DE SEAN JACKSON & TORREY SMITH) with 200+ catches (226) and 16+ yards per catch avg. (16.3). WR-KR JAKEEM GRANT had 102-yard KR-TD last week. Is 1 of 2 NFL players (TYREEK HILL) since 2016 with PR-TD & KR-TD. • S RESHAD JONES had 2 INTs in Week 1, his 1st-career multi-INT game. Has 59 tackles (8.4 per game) in past 7 vs. division. LB KIKO ALONSO had INT last week. DE CAMERON WAKE had 2.5 sacks in last meeting. Has 6.5 sacks in past 4 vs. NYJ. Has 1+ sack in 5 of past 6 vs. division. Rookie S MINKAH FITZPATRICK had 6 tackles in NFL debut last week.

JETS NOTES:

  • QB SAM DARNOLD (rookie) completed 16 of 21 (76.2 pct.) for 198 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 116.8 rating in NFL debut last week. Became youngest player (21 years, 97 days) to start season-opening game in Super Bowl era. Completed 4 of 4 (100 pct.) for 72 yards with TD for 158.3 rating on 3rd down in Week 1. • RB ISAIAH CROWELL had 10 carries for 102 yards (10.2 avg.) & 2 TDs in Week 1. Had 79 rush yards in only career meeting (9/25/16 with Cle.). RB BILAL POWELL has 199 scrimmage yards (99.5 per game) & rush TD in past 2 home meetings. Since 2016, has 4.84 yards per carry avg., 2nd-highest in NFL. • WR QUINCY ENUNWA had TD catch last week. In his past 3 at home vs. division, has 254 rec. yards (84.7 per game) & TD catch. WR ROBBY ANDERSON had 41- yard TD catch last week. Aims for 4th in row vs. Mia. with TD catch. In past 3 meetings, has 210 rec. yards (70 per game) & 3 rec. TDs. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. division. WR TERRELLE PRYOR, SR. had 8 catches for 144 yards in only career game vs. Mia. (9/25/16 with Cle.). WR-PR ANDRE ROBERTS had 78-yard PR-TD last week. • JETS recorded 5 INTs in Week 1, most in franchise history in season-opening game. LB DARRON LEE had 7 tackles & 2 INTs, incl. 36-yard INT-TD last week. Had 11 tackles & FF in last meeting. S JAMAL ADAMS recorded 1st-career INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack vs. Mia. CB TRUMAINE JOHNSON had INT in team debut in Week 1.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Steve Tasker (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 103 (Mia), 133 (NYJ) | XM: 390 (Mia), 230 (NYJ)

 

 

Kansas City Chiefs (1-0) at Pittsburgh Steelers (0-0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Heinz Field | Referee: Jerome Boger

SERIES HISTROY:

LEADER: Steelers lead all-time series, 22-10

STREAKS: Steelers have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/15/17: Steelers 19 at Chiefs 13

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/2/16: Steelers 43, Chiefs 14

CHIEFS NOTES:

QB PATRICK MAHOMES passed for 256 yards with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.5 rating in Week 1. Joined HOFer LEN DAWSON (9/7/63) & ALEX SMITH (9/7/17) as only QBs in team history with 4+ TDs & 0 INTs in season-opening game. • RB KAREEM HUNT had 110 scrimmage yards (89 rec., 21 rush) in only career meeting. Has rush TD in 4 of past 5. Since 2017, leads NFL with 1,376 rush yards. RB SPENCER WARE had 96 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 14 rec.) in his last game vs. Pit. (10/2/16). FB ANTHONY SHERMAN had career-long 36-yard TD catch last week. • WR-PR TYREEK HILL had 169 rec. yards with 2 TD catches, incl. 58-yard TD, & 91-yard PR-TD in Week 1. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL history (HOFer BOB HAYES & TAVON AUSTIN) with 50+ yard TD catch & 90+ yard PR-TD in same game. Had TD catch in only career meeting at Pit. (10/2/16). Has 13 TDs of 50+ yards in 32 career games, tied with HOFer GALE SAYERS & DEVIN HESTER for most by player in 1st 35 career games. TE TRAVIS KELCE had TD catch in last road meeting. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON aims for 3rd in row at Pit. with sack. Since entering league in 2011, has 69.5 sacks, 5thmost in NFL. LB ANTHONY HITCHENS tied career-high with 15 tackles last week. LB DEE FORD had sack in Week 1. Has 1.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. S RON PARKER has INT in 2 of his past 3. S ERIC BERRY is 1 of 2 NFL safeties (MALCOLM JENKINS) with 5+ INT-TDs (5) since 2010.

STEELERS NOTES:

  • QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 22 of 27 (81.5 pct.) for 300 yards with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 152.5 rating in last home meeting. Is 6-1 (.857) as starter vs. KC. In 7 career games, has 14 pass TDs vs. 4 INTs for 115.8 rating. Ranks 8th in NFL history with 51,400 career pass yards & needs 76 yards to pass HOFer JOHN ELWAY (51,475) for 7th-most in league annals. • RB JAMES CONNER had career-high 192 scrimmage yards (135 rush, 57 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 1. Is 1 of 2 players in team history (LOUIS LIPPS, 9/2/84) with 175+ scrimmage yards & 2 TDs in season-opening game. • WR ANTONIO BROWN had 9 catches for 93 yards & TD in Week 1. Has 10,003 career rec. yards in 116 games & tied TORRY HOLT (116) for 2nd-fewest games to reach 10,000 rec. yards in NFL history. Had 8 catches for 155 yards & TD in last meeting. In past 4 vs. KC, has 415 rec. yards (103.8 per game) with 4 TD catches. WR JU JU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 5 catches for 119 yards last week. Has 110+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4. • LB T.J. WATT set career highs with 11 tackles & 4 sacks in Week 1. Has 6 sacks in 2 career games on KO Weekend. DT CAMERON HEYWARD had sack last week. Has 5.5 sacks in past 4 meetings. In last home game vs. KC, had career-high 3 sacks & 2 PD. CB JOE HADEN has 3 PD in past 2 vs. KC. CB CAMERON SUTTON had 1st-career INT in Week 1. LB JON BOSTIC had 9 tackles, 2 TFL & sack last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 106 (KC), 82 (Pit) | XM: 385 (KC), 227 (Pit)

 

 

 

Philadelphia Eagles (1-0) at Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Raymond James Stadium | Referee: Alex Kemp

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 8-6

STREAKS: Eagles have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/22/15: Eagles 17 at Buccaneers 45

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/13/13: Eagles 31, Buccaneers 20

EAGLES NOTES:

  • QB NICK FOLES has 677 pass yards (338.5 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.7 rating in 2 career starts vs. TB. In his past 4 on road (incl. playoffs), is 4-0 with 9 TDs, 1 INT & 111.8 rating. • RB JAY AJAYI rushed for 62 yards & 2 TDs in Week 1. Since 2016, ranks 6th in NFL with 2,207 rush yards. RB DARREN SPROLES had TD catch in last meeting. Since entering league in 2005, is 1 of 2 (MATT FORTÉ) with 3,000+ rush yards (3,376) & 4,000+ rec. yards (4,678). • TE ZACH ERTZ ranks 2nd among TEs in receptions (157) & 3rd in rec. yards (1,688) since 2016. WR NELSON AGHOLOR has 264 rec. yards (88 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 on road. WR MIKE WALLACE has 2 TD catches in 2 career games vs. TB. • DT FLETCHER COX had sack last week. Since 2016, ties for 4th among NFL DTs with 13 sacks. DE BRANDON GRAHAM has 5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 6 on road (incl. postseason). Is 1 of 7 in NFL since 2015 with 20+ sacks (21.5), 7+ FFs (7) & 40+ TFL (42). DE CHRIS LONG had 1.5 sacks & FF in Week 1. Has 3.5 sacks & 3 FFs in his past 5. Has 3 sacks & FF in 4 career games vs. TB. Aims for 3rd in row at TB with sack. LB JORDAN HICKS led team with 7 tackles & had caeer-high 1.5 sacks last week. S MALCOLM JENKINS has 2 INTs & 8 PD in 5 career games at TB. Had INT in last game at TB (9/15/13 with NO). CB RASUL DOUGLAS had INT in Week 1.

BUCS NOTES:

QB RYAN FITZPATRICK completed 21 of 28 (75 pct.) for 417 yards, 4 TDs & 0 INTs for 156.3 rating & added rush TD last week. Joined MARK RYPIEN (11/10/91) as only QBs in NFL history with 400+ pass yards, 4 pass TDs, 0 INTs & rush TD in single game. Passed for 283 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Phi. (9/27/15 with NYJ). • RB PEYTON BARBER led team with 69 rush yards last week. • WR MIKE EVANS had 7 receptions for 147 yards & TD in Week 1. Had TD catch in last meeting. In 3 career home games vs. NFC East, has 21 catches for 343 yards (114.3 per game) & TD. WR CHRIS GODWIN had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 5 receptions for 146 yards & tied careerhigh with 2 TDs in Week 1. Had a 58-yard TD catch last week, his 27th career 50+ yard TD, tied for 3rd-most in NFL history. • DT GERALD MC COY has 3.5 sacks in 3 career meetings. Has 44.5 sacks since 2012, 2nd-most among NFL DTs. LB LAVONTE DAVID tied career-high with 2 INTs, incl. INTTD in last meeting. Has 24 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 INTs & INTTD in 3 career meetings. Has 3 FRs & FF in his past 5 at home. S JUSTIN EVANS had 34-yard FR-TD last week, his 1st-career TD. LB KWON ALEXANDER tied for team lead with 9 tackles & had FF in Week 1. Aims for 4th in row at home with 10+ tackles.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Ronde Barber, Tiki Barber (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 134 (Phi), 113 (TB) | XM: 383 (Phi), 231 (TB)

 

 

Houston Texans (0-1) at Tennessee Titans (0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | Nissan Stadium | Referee: Pete Morelli

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 17-15

STREAKS: Titans have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 12/3/17: Texans 13 at Titans 24

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/3/17

TEXANS NOTES:

  • QB DESHAUN WATSON completed 25 of 34 (73.5 pct.) for 283 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT for 125 rating & rushed for TD in only career game vs. Ten. (10/1/17). In 7 career starts, has 19 TD passes vs. 8 INTs for 101.2 rating. Has 100+ rating in 4 of his past 5. • RB LAMAR MILLER had 109 scrimmage yards (98 rush, 11 rec.) last week. In his past 4 vs. Ten., has 451 scrimmage yards (112.8 per game) with 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). Aims for his 5th meeting in row with 90+ scrimmage yards. Since 2014, ranks 3rd among active RBs with 5,228 scrimmage yards. RB ALFRED BLUE had rush TD in Week 1. • WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 1,010 rec. yards (101 per game) & 6 TD catches in 10 career games vs. Ten. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3 meetings. Has TD catch in 4 of past 5 vs. division. Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC South with 80+ rec. yards. WR BRUCE ELLINGTON had TD catch in Week 1. WR WILL FULLER V has 3 TD catches in 3 career games vs. Ten. Had 2 TD catches in his last meeting (10/1/17). • DE J.J. WATT has 14.5 sacks, 18 TFL, 6 FFs & 2 FRs in his past 9 vs. Ten. Since entering league in 2011, has 76 sacks, 2nd-most in NFL. Is 1 of 3 active players (JULIUS PEPPERS & TERRELL SUGGS) with 75+ sacks (76) & 45+ PD (47). DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY has sack in 2 of his past 3 vs. Ten. S TYRANN MATHIEU had 5 tackles, INT & FR in team debut last week. DT D.J. READER had career-high 2 sacks last week.

TITANS NOTES:

  • QB MARCUS MARIOTA has 3 rush TDs in past 2 meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. division with 90+ rating. QB BLAINE GABBERT passed for 257 yards with 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 92.4 rating in his last game vs. Hou. (11/19/17 with Az.). • RB DION LEWIS had 110 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 35 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1. Aims for his 5th in row with rush TD. RB DERRICK HENRY had 11 carries for 109 yards (9.9 avg.) & rush TD in last meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of past 3 vs. Hou. Has 100+ scrimmage yards & TD in 3 of past 4 vs. AFC South. • WR COREY DAVIS aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ catches. WR RISHARD MATTHEWS had 9 catches for 114 yards & TD in his last home game vs. Hou. (1/1/17). WR-KR DARIUS JENNINGS had 94-yard KR-TD in Week 1. • S KEVIN BYARD has 18 tackles, 3 PD & INT in past 2 meetings. Has 8 INTs since 2017, tied for most in NFL. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had INT in team debut last week. DT JURRELL CASEY had 2 TFL last week. Has 3 sacks in past 3 vs. Hou. Has 39 sacks since entering league in 2011, tied for 4th among NFL DTs. S KENNY VACCARO had INT in Week 1. Had 13 tackles & FF in only career meeting (11/29/15 with NO). LB WESLEY WOODYARD led team with 12 tackles last week. Has 8+ tackles in 5 of past 6 vs. division. CB LOGAN RYAN has 7 PD in 5 career games vs. Hou. LB BRIAN ORAKPO had sack in last meeting. Has 3.5 sacks in past 3 vs. division.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton

SIRIUS: 135 (Hou), 105 (Ten) | XM: 386 (Hou), 232 (Ten)

 

 

Indianapolis Colts (0-1) at Washington Redskins (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 1:00 PM ET | FedExField | Referee: Clete Blakeman

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 20-10

STREAKS: Colts have won past 3

LAST GAME: 11/30/14: Redskins 27 at Colts 49

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/17/10: Colts 27, Redskins 24

COLTS NOTES:

  • QB ANDREW LUCK completed career-high 39 of 53 (73.6 pct.) for 319 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 93.2 rating in Week 1. Passed for 370 yards with 5 TDs vs. 1 INT for 137 rating in only career meeting. In his past 4 vs. NFC, has 1,238 pass yards (309.5 per game) with 9 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 108.1 rating. • RB MARLON MACK has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. Rookie RB JORDAN WILKINS had 61 scrimmage yards in NFL debut last week. RB CHRISTINE MICHAEL has 7.8 yards per carry avg. in 4 career games vs. NFC East. • WR T.Y. HILTON had TD catch in Week 1. Had 5 catches for 62 yards & TD in only career meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with rec. TD. TE JACK DOYLE has 146 catches since 2016, 3rd-most among NFL TEs. TE ERIC EBRON had TD catch in Colts debut last week. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4. WR RYAN GRANT had career-high 8 catches in Week 1. Had 84 catches for 985 yards & 6 TDs in 4 seasons with Was. (2014-17). • LB DARIUS LEONARD (rookie) led team with 9 tackles & had FR in NFL debut last week. DE JABAAL SHEARD had sack & FF in only career meeting (12/16/12 with Cle.). Has 4 sacks in his past 5 vs. NFC East. DT MARGUS HUNT had 2 sacks in Week 1, his 1st career multi-sack game. CB KENNY MOORE II had INT in Week 1. • K ADAM VINATIERI made 51-yard FG last week, his 40th career 50+ yard FG, tied for 6th-most in NFL history.

REDSKINS NOTES:

  • QB ALEX SMITH passed for 255 yards with 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 118.1 rating in Was. debut last week. • RB ADRIAN PETERSON rushed for 96 yards & TD & had 70 rec. yards in Week 1. Has 12,372 career rush yards & 100 career rush TDs & became 7th player in NFL history with 12,000+ rush yards & 100+ rush TDs. Surpassed HOFers MARSHALL FAULK (12,279) & JIM BROWN (12,312) for 10th-most rush yards all-time. RB CHRIS THOMPSON had 128 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 63 rec.) & rec. TD in Week 1. Aims for 4th in row at home vs. AFC with TD. Has 487 scrimmage yards (121.8 per game) & rec. TD in his past 4 at home. • TE JORDAN REED had TD catch last week. Had 9 receptions for 123 yards in last meeting. Has 5 TD catches in his past 4 at home vs. AFC. WR JAMISON CROWDER aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch. TE VERNON DAVIS has 3 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. AFC. • LB RYAN KERRIGAN had sack & FF in last meeting. In his past 8 at home vs. AFC, has 9.5 sacks & 2 FFs. Since entering league in 2011, is 1 of 3 (VON MILLER & J.J. WATT) with 300+ tackles (369) & 70+ sacks (71.5). DE MATT IOANNIDIS had sack, FF & FR in Week 1. Has 2 sacks in his past 3 vs. AFC. LB RYAN ANDERSON had 1st-career sack last week. CB JOSH NORMAN is only NFL player with 45+ PD (47) & 7+ FFs (7) since 2015. CB QUINTON DUNBAR had INT last week.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta

SIRIUS: 111 (Ind), 94 (Was) | XM: 387 (Ind), 233 (Was)

 

 

Arizona Cardinals (0-1) at Los Angeles Rams (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum | Referee: Craig Wrolstad

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Series tied, 18-18-2

STREAKS: Rams have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/3/17: Rams 32 at Cardinals 16

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/22/17: Rams 33, Cardinals 0

CARDINALS NOTES:

  • QB SAM BRADFORD has 530 pass yards (265 per game) with 3 TDs for 94.5 rating in his past 2 vs. NFC West. Has 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 100.8 rating in his past 7 starts. • RB DAVID JOHNSON had 67 scrimmage yards & rush TD in Week 1. In 4 career meetings, has 369 scrimmage yards (92.3 per game) & 2 TD catches. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. division. • WR LARRY FITZGERALD led team with 7 catches for 76 yards last week. Has recorded at least 1 reception in 212 consecutive games & surpassed TONY GONZALEZ (211) for 2nd-longest streak in NFL history, trailing only HOFer JERRY RICE (274). Had 10 receptions for 98 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 16 TD catches vs. Rams, 2nd-most vs. any opponent (17 vs. 49ers) • DE CHANDLER JONES had sack & FF in Week 1. Has 8 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 7. In 5 career meetings, has 5.5 sacks, 3 FFs & FR. Aims for 6th in row vs. Rams with sack. Since 2017, leads NFL in sacks (18) & TFL (28). CB PATRICK PETERSON had sack last week. Has INT & 4 PD in his past 3 on road. Has 3 INTs, incl. 30-yard INT-TD & FF in his past 8 vs. Rams. LB JOSH BYNES & S BUDDA BAKER tied for team lead with 11 tackles each in Week 1. DT ROBERT NKEMDICHE has sack, FF & FR in his past 3. S ANTOINE BETHEA had 10 tackles last week. Has 2 INTs & FF in his past 3. LB DEONE BUCANNON had 12 tackles & INT in last meeting at Rams.

RAMS NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF passed for 233 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 97.2 rating last week. Aims for 7th in row with 90+ rating. In his past 3 at home, has 908 pass yards (302.7 per game), 7 TDs & INT for 110.1 rating. • RB TODD GURLEY had 147 scrimmage yards (108 rush, 39 rec.) & TD catch in Week 1. Has 312 scrimmage yards (156 per game) & rush TD in past 2 meetings. Aims for 5th in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards. In his past 5 vs. division, has 691 scrimmage yards (138.2 per game) & 8 TDs (6 rush, 2 rec.). Since 2017, leads NFL in rush yards (1,413), rush TDs (13), scrimmage yards (2,240) & scrimmage TDs (20). • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 5 receptions for team-high 87 yards in LAR debut last week. Had 7 catches for careerhigh 186 yards & 2 TDs in his last game vs. Az. (12/18/16 with NO). WR COOPER KUPP had rec. TD in Week 1. Had TD catch in last home meeting. Aims for 3rd in row at home with 100+ rec. yards. • DT AARON DONALD has 3 sacks in past 2 meetings. In his past 3 vs. NFC West, has 6 sacks & FF. CB MARCUS PETERS had 50-yard INT-TD last week. Since entering league in 2015, leads NFL with 20 INTs & ties for 2nd with 3 INT-TDs. CB CORY LITTLETON led team with career-high 13 tackles & had INT in Week 1. S JOHN JOHNSON had 9 tackles, INT & 2 PD last week. DE ETHAN WESTBROOKS has 3 sacks in past 2 meetings.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Mark Schlereth, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 106 (Az), 83 (LAR) | XM: 385 (Az), 225 (LAR)

 

 

Detroit Lions (0-1) at San Francisco 49ers (0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 4:05 PM ET | Levi’s Stadium | Referee: Shawn Hochuli

SERIES HISTORY:

LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 36-27-1

STREAKS: 49ers have won 9 of past 10

LAST GAME: 12/27/15: 49ers 17 at Lions 32

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/16/12: 49ers 27, Lions 19

LIONS NOTES:

 

  • QB MATTHEW STAFFORD completed 29 of 37 (78.4 pct.) for 301 yards, 2 TDs & 0 INTs for 118.6 rating in last meeting. Is averaging 308 pass yards per game & has 10 TD passes in his past 6 on road. • RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT had rush TD in his last game vs. SF (10/29/17 with Phi.). In 3 career games at SF, has 271 scrimmage yards (90.3 per game). RB THEO RIDDICK had 83 scrimmage yards (63 rec., 20 rush) in last meeting. Has 191 catches since 2015, most among NFL RBs. • WR GOLDEN TATE had 7 catches for 79 yards & TD in Week 1. Has 443 catches since 2013, 5th-most in NFL. WR KENNY GOLLADAY had 7 receptions for team-high 114 rec. yards in Week 1, his 1st-career 100+ yard game. WR MARVIN JONES, JR. had 89 rec. yards in only career meeting (12/20/15 with Cin.). Has 492 rec. yards (82 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 6 on road. WR TJ JONES had TD catch in last meeting. • DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 7 sacks in past 3. Has 14 tackles & 4 sacks in his past 2 on road. CB QUANDRE DIGGS had 37-yard INT-TD last week, his 1st-career TD. Has 4 INTs since Week 14 in 2017, tied with teammate DARIUS SLAY for most in NFL over span. CB Slay has INT, FR & 5 PD in past 2 on road. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (MARCUS PETERS) with 50+ PD (52) & 10+ INTs (12) since 2015. LB DEVON KENNARD had 6 tackles & sack in team debut last week. LB JARRAD DAVIS has 21 tackles, sack & FF in his past 3 on road.

49ERS NOTES:

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO is 2-0 with 623 pass yards (311.5 per game), 3 TDs & INT for 105 rating in 2 home starts with SF. Is 7-1 with 93.5 rating in 8 career starts. • RB ALFRED MORRIS had 73 rush yards & rush TD in only career meeting (9/22/13 with Was.). Since entering league in 2012, ranks 6th in NFL with 5,541 rush yards. Is averaging 85.3 rush yards per game in his past 4 games with at least 15 carries. • WR MARQUISE GOODWIN has 312 rec. yards (78 per game) & TD in his past 4 at home. TE GEORGE KITTLE led team with 5 catches for 90 yards in Week 1. Has 232 rec. yards (77.3 per game) & TD in his past 3. Rookie WR DANTE PETTIS had rec. TD last week, his 1st career TD. Scored TD on his 1st-career catch & is 1st 49er to accomplish feat since 2006 (VERNON DAVIS). WR PIERRE GARÇON has 18 receptions for 272 yards (90.7 per game) in his past 3 home games. • DL DE FOREST BUCKNER led team with career-high 2.5 sacks & had 3 TFL last week. His 2.5 sacks are most by 49er in single game since 2012 (ALDON SMITH). Aims for 3rd in row at home with PD. Rookie LB FRED WARNER had team-high 12 tackles & FF in Week 1. His 12 tackles were most among NFL rookies last week. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had FR in SF debut in Week 1. Since entering league in 2011, leads NFL with 32 INTs & 99 PD. In his past 4 vs. NFC North, CB JIMMIE WARD has FF, FR & 29- yard INT-TD.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: FOX (4:05 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Chris Spielman, Shannon Spake (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 108 (SF) | XM: 386 (Det), 228 (SF)

  

 

Oakland Raiders (0-1) at Denver Broncos (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | Bronco Stadium at Mile High | Referee: John Hussey

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 62-51-2

STREAKS: Broncos have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 11/26/17: Broncos 14 at Raiders 21

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/1/17: Broncos 16, Raiders 10

RADIERS NOTES:

  • QB DEREK CARR has 90+ rating in 3 of past 4 vs. division. In past 2 meetings, has 3 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.7 rating. • LB MARSHAWN LYNCH had rush TD in Week 1. Had 110 scrimmage yards (67 rush, 43 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in 5 career games vs. Den. Has 59 rush TDs since 2011, most in NFL. RB JALEN RICHARD had TD catch in last meeting. Had career-high 9 catches last week. • WR AMARI COOPER has TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Has 4 TD catches in past 4 vs. division. TE JARED COOK had 9 catches for career-high 180 rec. yards in Week 1. Is 1 of 7 TEs in NFL history with 9+ catches & 180+ rec. yards in single game. WR JORDY NELSON had 91 rec. yards, incl. 50-yard TD catch in only career game vs. Den. (10/2/11 with GB). Since 2011, ranks 4th in NFL with 63 TD catches. • DE BRUCE IRVIN had sack & FF in Week 1. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. Den. with sack. Has 11 FFs since 2016, most in NFL. Is 1 of 9 players with 35+ sacks (38) & 15+ FFs (15) since entering league in 2012. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had 3 INTs, incl. 75-yard INT-TD, for Den. in 2013. Is 1 of 2 active players (TRAMON WILLIAMS) with 30+ INTs (30) & 140+ PD (145). S REGGIE NELSON has 36 career INTs, most among active NFL safeties. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD led team with 7 tackles in Oak. debut last week. LB DERRICK JOHNSON is 1 of 2 active players (JULIUS PEPPERS) with 75+ PD (77) & 25+ sacks (27.5).

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB CASE KEENUM passed for 329 yards with 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs in team debut last week. Makes 2nd-career start vs. Oak. (11/17/13 with Hou.). Since 2017, ranks 3rd among NFL QBs with 67.3 comp. pct. (350 of 520). • RB ROYCE FREEMAN (rookie) rushed for 71 yards in NFL debut last week. Rookie RB PHILLIP LINDSAY had 102 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 31 rec.), incl. 29-yard TD catch in Week 1. Is 1 of 4 rookies in team history with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD catch on KO Weekend. • WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS had TD catch in Week 1. Aims for 6th in row at home with TD catch. Since 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL in catches (581), 3rd in rec. yards (7,882) & 4th in TD catches (52). WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 10 catches for 135 yards & TD last week. Since 2014, has 5 games with 10+ catches & 100+ rec. yards, tied for 6th-most in NFL over span. • LB VON MILLER had 3 sacks, 2 FFs & FR in Week 1. Is 1 of 3 active players (ROBERT QUINN & TERRELL SUGGS) with 2 career games with 3+ sacks & 2+ FFs. Has 5.5 sacks, 3 FFs & FR in past 7 vs. Oak. Since entering league in 2011, has 86.5 sacks, most in NFL and 10.5 more than closest player (J.J. WATT). CB CHRIS HARRIS, JR. had sack in Week 1. Is 1 of 7 in NFL with 15+ INTs (16) and 4+ sacks (4.5) since 2011. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had sack last week. Had sack, FF & FR in last meeting. Has sack & FF in 2 of past 3 vs. division.

 

 

New England Patriots (1-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (1-0)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 4:25 PM ET | TIAA Bank Field | Referee: Carl Cheffers

SERIES NOTES: LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 7-0

STREAKS: Patriots have won past 7

LAST GAME: 9/27/15: Jaguars 17 at Patriots 51

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/12: Patriots 23, Jaguars 16

PATRIOTS NOTES:

  • REMATCH of 2017 AFC Champ. Game, which NE won 24-20. • QB TOM BRADY passed for 277 yards with 3 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.2 rating in Week 1. Became 1 of 3 NFL QBs (HOFers GEORGE BLANDA & WARREN MOON) to throw TD pass in season-opening game at age of 41 or older. In 8 career meetings (incl. playoffs), has completed 197 of 275 (71.6 pct.) for 2,122 yards (265.3 per game) with 19 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113.9 rating. Has 95+ rating in 7 of 8 career games vs. Jax. (incl. playoffs). • RB REX BURKHEAD led team with 64 rush yards in Week 1. Was 1 of 7 NFL RBs with 5+ rush TDs (5) & 3+ TD catches (3) in 2017. RB JAMES WHITE had TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3. Has 13 TD catches since 2015, most among NFL RBs. • TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 123 rec. yards & TD catch last week. Has 8 career games with 120+ rec. yards & TD catch, most among active TEs. Had 101 rec. yards in only career reg. season meeting (9/27/15). Since entering league in 2010, has 77 TD catches, most in NFL. WR PHILLIP DORSETT had 64-yard TD catch in his last game at Jax. (10/2/16 with Ind.). • LB DONT’A HIGHTOWER had FR last week. LB KYLE VAN NOY had 9 tackles, sack & FF in 2017 AFC Champ. Game. CB STEPHON GILMORE had 8 tackles & INT in Week 1. Had 2 PD in AFC Champ. Game. DE DEATRICH WISE, JR. & DE TREY FLOWERS each had 1.5 sacks last week.

JAGS NOTES:

  • QB BLAKE BORTLES completed 23 of 36 (63.9 pct.) for 293 yards & 1 TD for 98.5 rating in AFC Champ. Game. In past 3 at home, has 903 pass yards (301 per game) with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 128.6 rating. Aims for 4th in row with 115+ rating at home. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had 89 scrimmage yards (76 rush, 13 rec.) & rush TD in AFC Champ. Game. Has 6 games with 100+ rush yards since entering league in 2017 (incl. playoffs), tied for 2nd-most in NFL. RB T.J. YELDON had TD catch in Week 1. • WR KEELAN COLE aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch. Has 285 rec. yards (142.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 at home. TE AUSTIN SEFERIAN-JENKINS had 46 rec. yards & TD catch in his last game vs. NE (10/15/17 with NYJ). • LB MYLES JACK had 10 tackles & 32-yard INT-TD in Week 1. Had FF & FR in AFC Champ. Game. LB TELVIN SMITH has 5 TFL & FF in his past 4 at home. DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had sack in Week 1. Has 6.5 sacks in past 7 at home. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE is only NFL player with 20+ sacks (20) & 10+ FFs (10) since entering league in 2016. His 10 FFs since 2016 rank 2nd in NFL over span. CB JALEN RAMSEY has INT in 2 of past 3 at home. Is 1 of 7 in NFL with 30+ PD (31) & 5+ INTs (6) since entering league in 2016. CB A.J. BOUYE had 5 tackles, INT & FF at NE in 2016 AFC Divisional Playoff (1/14/17 with Hou.). LB LERENTEE MC CRAY had sack in Week 1.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter)

SIRIUS: 134 (NE), 82 (Jax) | XM: 383 (NE), 227 (Jax)

 

 

New York Giants (0-1) at Dallas Cowboys (0-1)

Sunday, September 16, 2018 | 8:20 PM ET | AT&T Stadium | Referee: John Parry

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 64-45-2

STREAKS: Cowboys have won past 2

LAST GAME: 12/10/17: Cowboys 30 at Giants 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/10/17: Cowboys 19, Giants 3

GIANTS NOTES:

  • QB ELI MANNING played in his 217th reg. season game as Giant last week, surpassing HOFer MICHAEL STRAHAN (216) for most in team history. Has 49 career TD passes vs. Dal, 2nd-most vs. any opponent (51 vs. Phi.). Ranks 6th in NFL history in pass yards (51,906) & 8th in TD passes (339). • RB SAQUON BARKLEY (rookie) rushed for 106 yards & TD in NFL debut last week. Is 1st Giant RB to rush for 100+ yards in his NFL debut. • WR ODELL BECKHAM, JR. led team with 11 catches for 111 yards in Week 1. Has 8 career games with 10+ receptions, most in franchise history. Has 5 TD catches in 6 career games vs. Dal. Had 94 rec. yards & TD in his last meeting (12/11/16). Has 559 rec. yards (93.2 per game) & 4 TDs in his past 6 on road. WR STERLING SHEPARD has 20 catches for 288 yards (96 per game) & 2 TDs in his past 3 vs. division. TE EVAN ENGRAM has 3 TD catches in his past 5 on road. • CB JANORIS JENKINS tied for team lead with 7 tackles & had INT in Week 1. Had FF & INT in 12/11/16 meeting. In his past 5 vs. NFC East, has 2 INTs, incl. 51-yard INT-TD & 7 PD. S LANDON COLLINS has 23 tackles (11.5 per game) & FF in past 2 on road vs. division. LB ALEC OGLETREE has 24 tackles & FF in 3 career meetings. LB CONNOR BARWIN aims for 7th in row vs. Dal. with sack. DE OLIVIER VERNON had sack in last meeting at Dal. Has 2.5 sacks & FF in his past 3 on road.

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for career-high 332 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 137.1 rating in last meeting. In his past 3 vs. division, is 3-0 with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.4 rating. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 86 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 17 rec.) & rush TD last week. Has 247 scrimmage yards (123.5 per game) in his past 2 vs. NYG. Aims for 5th in row vs. NFC East with 100+ rush yards. In his past 3 at home vs. division, has 408 scrimmage yards (136 per game) & 2 rush TDs. • WR COLE BEASLEY led team with 7 receptions for 73 yards last week. Has 4 TD catches in his past 6 at home. WR TAVON AUSTIN had career-high 10 catches for 57 yards & TD in 10/23/16 meeting vs. NYG (with Rams). Since 2013, is only NFL player with 5+ rush TDs (9), 10+ rec. TDs (12) & 3+ PR-TDs (3). • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had sack & FR last week. Had 1.5 sacks in last home meeting. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 at home. Has 4.5 sacks, FF & FR in his past 6 vs. division. LB SEAN LEE has 119 tackles (11.9 per game) in his past 10 vs. NFC East. Tied career-high with 18 tackles & had INT in last meeting. Has 54 tackles (13.5 per game), FR & INT in his past 4 vs. NYG. DT DANIEL ROSS had 1st-career FF last week. Has sack, FF & FR in his past 2. S JEFF HEATH had 9 tackles & INT in last meeting. CB CHIDOBE AWUZIE had FF in Week 1. Has INT & 6 PD in his past 3 vs. division. LB JAYLON SMITH had sack 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, Jason Taylor | SIRIUS: 81 (NYG), 83 (Dal) | XM: 226 (NYG), 225 (Dal)

 

 

Seattle Seahawks (0-1) at Chicago Bears (0-1)

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 8:15 PM ET | Soldier Field | Referee: Walt Coleman

SERIES NOTES:

LEADER: Seahawks lead all-time series, 11-4

STREAKS: Seahawks have won past 4

LAST GAME: 9/27/15: Bears 0 at Seahawks 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/2/13: Seahawks 23, Bears 17 (OT)

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

QB RUSSELL WILSON passed for 298 yards & 3 TDs for 92.7 rating last week. Is 2-0 & has passed for 528 yards (264 per game) with 3 TDs & 0 INTs for 103.3 rating in 2 career meetings. Aims for 7th in row on road with 2+ TD passes. • RB CHRIS CARSON had 79 scrimmage yards (51 rush, 28 rec.) in Week 1. • WR DOUG BALDWIN has 2 TD catches in his past 3 vs. NFC North. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR BRANDON MARSHALL had rec. TD in Week 1. Had 97 rec. yards & TD in only game at Chi. as visitor (11/25/07 with Den.). Spent 3 seasons with Chi. (2012-14) & had 279 receptions, 3,524 yards (1,174.7 per season) & 31 TDs over span. Rookie TE WILL DISSLY led team with 105 rec. yards & had TD last week & is 1st TE in NFL history with 100+ rec. yards & TD in NFL debut. WR TYLER LOCKETT had 51-yard rec. TD in Week 1, his 3rd career 50+ yard TD catch. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 7 tackles & 0.5 sack in last meeting. Since entering league in 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL with 781 tackles. DE FRANK CLARK had sack in Week 1. Has 5 sacks & FF in his past 6. Has 2.5 sacks & 2 PD in his past 2 vs. NFC North. S EARL THOMAS had INT last week. Had INT & FR in 12/18/11 meeting at Chi. In past 3 on road, has 25 tackles, INT & 2 PD. Rookie CB TRE FLOWERS led team with 8 tackles last week. S BRADLEY MC DOUGALD had 2 INTs in Week 1, his 1st-career multi-INT game.

BEARS NOTES:

QB MITCHELL TRUBISKY had rush TD in Week 1. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 5. Has 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 95.6 rating in his past 4 home starts. • RB JORDAN HOWARD had 107 scrimmage yards (82 rush, 25 rec.) last week. Has 150 scrimmage yards & 3 rush TDs in 2 career games vs. NFC West. Has 3 rush TDs in his past 3 at home. Since 2016, ranks 3rd in NFL with 2,517 rush yards. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON led team with 61 rec. yards in Chi. debut last week. Has 307 rec. yards (76.8 per game) in his past 4. WR TAYLOR GABRIEL has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. NFC West. • DE KHALIL MACK had sack, FF, FR & 27-yard INT-TD in his Chi. debut last week. Became 1st player since 1982 (HOFer LAWRENCE TAYLOR) with sack, INT, TD, FF & FR in a half. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 37.5 sacks & ranks 3rd with 52 TFL since 2015. In his past 7 vs. NFC, has 8 sacks, 4 FFs, 3 FRs, 2 INTs & INT-TD. DE AKIEM HICKS had sack & FF last week. LB DANNY TREVATHAN has 30 tackles, sack, FF & INT in his past 4 at home. LB LEONARD FLOYD has 3.5 sacks & 6 TFL in his past 4 at home. CB KYLE FULLER has 2 INTs & 8 PD in his past 2 at home. Aims for 3rd in row at home with INT. Rookie LB ROQUAN SMITH had sack in NFL debut last week. CB BRYCE CALLAHAN led team with career-high 8 tackles in Week 1.

ON THE AIRWAVES

TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Joe Tessitore, Jason Witten, Booger McFarland, Lisa Salters (Field reporter)

NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner, Hub Arkush | SIRIUS: 81 (Sea), 83 (Chi) | XM: 226 (Sea), 225 (Chi)