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Tacleando la NFL: Notas recientes de la NFL rumbo a la Semana #13


WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 13​

A WINNING COMBINATION: New England quarterback TOM BRADY recorded his 200th career victory (including the postseason) in the Patriots’ 22-17 win at the New York Jets last week, tyingPEYTON MANNING (200) for the most wins by a starting quarterback in NFL history.
With a victory against Los Angeles on Sunday, Brady would become the all-time wins leader (including playoffs) in league history.
The quarterbacks with the most career regular-season and postseason wins in NFL history:
 PLAYER
TEAM(S)
CAREER WINS
 Tom Brady
New England
200
 Peyton Manning
Indianapolis, Denver
200
 Brett Favre^
Atlanta, Green Bay, NY Jets, Minnesota
199
 John Elway^
Denver
162
 ^Pro Football Hall of Famer

Brady (200-61, .766) owns the highest winning percentage among quarterbacks with at least 50 career starts since the 1970 merger. With a victory over the Rams this week, he would become the first quarterback in NFL history with a record 140 games over .500 at any point in his career.
The quarterbacks with the highest winning percentages since 1970 (minimum 50 starts):
PLAYER
SEASONS
WINS
LOSSES
TIES
WINNING PERCENTAGE
Tom Brady
2000-present
200
61
0
.766
Roger Staubach^
1969-1979
95
35
0
.731
Russell Wilson
2012-present
60
24
1
.712
Joe Montana^
1979-1994
133
54
0
.711
Peyton Manning
1998-2015
200
92
0
.685
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
The Patriots enter Week 13 with a 9-2 record, tied with the Oakland Raiders (9-2) atop the AFC. With a win on Sunday, the Patriots would clinch their 14th consecutive season with at least 10 wins, the second-longest streak of 10-win seasons in NFL history. The 1983-1998 San Francisco 49ers (16) are the only franchise with more consecutive seasons with at least 10 victories.
The franchises with the most consecutive 10-win seasons in NFL history:
TEAM
SEASONS
CONSECUTIVE 10-WIN SEASONS
San Francisco 49ers
1983-1998
16
New England Patriots
2003-2015
13*
Indianapolis Colts
2002-2010
9
*Active streak


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PRESCOTT FINDING PAYDIRTDallas quarterback DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in passing yards (2,835), touchdown passes (18) and passer rating (108.6). With two touchdown passes on Thursday night at Minnesota, Prescott would join CHARLIE CONERLY (22) as the only rookie quarterbacks to throw at least 20 touchdown passes in his team’s first 12 games.
The most touchdown passes by a rookie quarterback in his team’s first 12 games:​
PLAYER
YEAR
TEAM
TOUCHDOWN PASSES
Charlie Conerly
1948
New York Giants
22
Marcus Mariota
2015
Tennessee Titans
19
Russell Wilson
2012
Seattle Seahawks
19
Peyton Manning
1998
Indianapolis Colts
19




Dak Prescott
2016
Dallas Cowboys
18*
*Through 11 games



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FITZ AMONG THE FINEST: Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD recorded four catches in the Cardinals’ 38-19 loss to Atlanta last week, bringing his career reception total to 1,096.
With seven catches against Washington on Sunday, Fitzgerald would surpass Pro Football Hall of Famers CRIS CARTER (1,101) and MARVIN HARRISON (1,102) for the third-most career receptions in NFL history.
The players with the most receptions in NFL history:​
PLAYER
TEAM(S)
RECEPTIONS
Jerry Rice^
San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle
1,549
Tony Gonzalez
Kansas City, Atlanta
1,325
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
1,102
Cris Carter^
Philadelphia, Minnesota, Miami
1,101
Larry Fitzgerald
Arizona
1,096
Tim Brown^
Los Angeles, Oakland, Tampa Bay
1,094
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
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THE COMEBACK KID: Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD has engineered seven game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime in 2016, while helping the Lions become the first team in NFL history to record seven wins when trailing in the fourth quarter in the team’s first 11 games of a season.
With a game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime at New Orleans on Sunday, Stafford wouldrecord the most such drives in a single season since the 1970 merger.
The most single-season game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 1970:
PLAYER
YEAR
TEAM
GAME-WINNING DRIVES IN 4TH QUARTER/OT
Matthew Stafford
2016
Detroit Lions
7*
Andrew Luck
2012
Indianapolis Colts
7
Peyton Manning
2009
Indianapolis Colts
7
Jake Delhomme
2003
Carolina Panthers
7
Peyton Manning
1999
Indianapolis Colts
7
Jake Plummer
1998
Arizona Cardinals
7
Don Majkowski
1989
Green Bay Packers
7
Brian Sipe
1979
Cleveland Browns
7
*Through 11 games
RACKING UP THE YARDS: New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES leads the NFL with 3,587 passing yards this season and has passed for at least 3,500 yards in 12 consecutive seasons, the second-longest streak in NFL historyPEYTON MANNING passed for 3,500+ yards in 13 consecutive seasons from 1998-2010.
With 413 passing yards on Sunday, Brees would become the first quarterback in NFL history to record 4,000 passing yards through his team’s first 12 games of a season twice in his career, having also accomplished the feat in 2011.
The quarterbacks with at least 4,000 passing yards in their team’s first 12 games:
PLAYER
YEAR
TEAM
PASSING YARDS THROUGH TEAM’S 1ST 12 GAMES
Peyton Manning
2013
Denver Broncos
4,125
Drew Brees
2011
New Orleans Saints
4,031
Andrew Luck
2014
Indianapolis Colts
4,011




Drew Brees
2016
New Orleans Saints
3,587*
*Through 11 games

DECIMOTERCERA SEMANA
JUEVES 1 DE DICIEMBRE
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) EN MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5)
SERIE DE TEMPORADA REGULAR

COWBOYS
VIKINGS
LÍDER DE LA SERIE
Serie empatada: 11-11

RACHAS
Dos de los últimos tres

EeJ CONTRA OPONENTE
Jason Garrett: 1-0
Mike Zimmer: 0-0
SEMANA PASADA
Victoria 31-26 recibiendo a Washington
Derrota 16-13 visitando a Detroit
ÚLTIMO JUEGO
03/11/13: Vikings 23 en Cowboys 27. El mariscal de Dallas Tony Romo lanza 337 yardas y dos anotaciones, incluyendo la anotación de siete yardas al receptor Dwayne Harris con 35 segundos por jugarse que definió el pleito. El tackle defensivo de los Cowboys Nick Hayden tiene una anotación mediante recuperación de balón suelto.
ÚLTIMO JUEGO EN LA SEDE
17/10/10: Vikings 24, Cowboys 21. El receptor de Minnesota Percy Harvin tiene una anotación mediante retorno de patada inicial de 95 yardas. El apoyador de los Vikings E.J. Henderson tiene dos intercepciones y nueve tacleadas.
ÁRBITRO
Tony Corrente
TRANSMISIÓN
NBC (8:30 PM, hora de New York): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (periodista desde el terreno). Westwood Un: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Dal), 81 (Min). XM: 88 (WW1). 226 (Dal), 225 (Min).

ESTADÍSTICAS
PASANDO
Dak Prescott (novato): 231-340-2835-18-2-108.6
Sam Bradford: 248-348-2415-12-3-98.3
ACARREANDO
Ezekiel Elliott (novato): 243-1199 (1º en NFL)-4.9-11 (2º en NFL)
Jerick McKinnon: 106-316-3.0-1
RECIBIENDO
Cole Beasley: 58-647-11.2-5
Stefon Diggs: 67-747-11.1-2
OFENSIVA
407.6
294.9
INTERCAMBIO DE ERRORES
+3
+12 (2º en NFL)
DEFENSIVA
362.2
307.0 (3º en NFL)
CAPTURAS
Tyrone Crawford: 3.5
Danielle Hunter: 7.5
INTERCEPCIONES
Barry Church: 2
Xavier Rhodes: 4
DESPEJES
Chris Jones: 46.5
Jeff Locke: 44.5
PATADAS DE UBICACIÓN
Dan Bailey: 94 (34/34 en puntos extra; 20/22 en goles de campo)
Kai Forbath: 13 (4/5 en puntos extra; 3/3 en goles de campo)

NOTAS
COWBOYS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO DAK PRESCOTT, un novato, lidera a los novatos de la NFL en yardas por aire (2,835), anotaciones aéreas (18) e índice (108.6). En los cinco juegos de su carrera de visitante, tiene 1,350 yardas por aire (270 por juego), 10 anotaciones y una intercepción para índice de 119.5… EL CORREDOR EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, un novato, lidera la NFL con 1,199 yardas terrestres y se ubica segundo en yardas desde la línea de golpeo (1,502) y acarreos anotadores (11). Tiene 306 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (153 por juego) y cinco anotaciones (cuatro acarreando y una recibiendo) en los últimos dos fuera de casa…EL RECEPTOR COLE BEASLEYtiene tres recepciones anotadoras en los últimos tres fuera de casa. EL RECEPTOR DEZ BRYANT tiene 49 recepciones anotadoras desde 2012, la mayor cantidad en la NFL. Tiene cinco recepciones anotadoras en los últimos seis. EL RECEPTOR TERRANCE WILLIAMS tuvo una recepción anotadora en la duodécima semana. EL ALA CERRADA JASON WITTEN tuvo ocho recepciones para 102 yardas y una anotación en el último encuentro. Se ubica segundo en la historia entre los alas cerradas con 1,072 recepciones y 11,768 yardas recibiendo…EL ALA DEFENSIVA DEMARCUS LAWRENCE tiene siete capturas en los últimos siete fuera de casa. EL APOYADOR SEAN LEE se ubica segundo en la NFC con 105 tacleadas. Busca su noveno en línea fuera de casa con ocho o más tacleadas. EL ESQUINERO ORLANDO SCANDRICK tuvo una intercepción en el último encuentro…VIKINGS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO SAM BRADFORD lanzó 295 yardas y una anotación para un índice de 103.4 en el último encuentro (08/11/15 con Philadelphia). Lanzó 1,261 yardas (252.2 por juego) con siete anotaciones, ninguna intercepción, e índice de 109.2 en los cinco juegos en casa con Minnesota…EL CORREDOR MATT ASIATA busca su cuarto en línea con algún acarreo anotador…EL RECEPTOR STEFON DIGGS se ubica tercero en la NFC con 67 recepciones. En los últimos cuatro, tiene 40 recepciones (10 por juego) para 357 yardas y una anotación. EL RECEPTOR ADAM THIELEN tiene alguna recepción anotadora en dos de los últimos tres. Tiene 260 yardas recibiendo (86.7 por juego) y dos anotaciones en los últimos tres en casa. EL ALA CERRADA KYLE RUDOLPH tuvo una recepción anotadora en el último encuentro. Empata el liderazgo de la NFC entre los alas cerrada, con cinco recepciones anotadoras…EL ALA DEFENSIVA EVERSON GRIFFEN tuvo una captura en el último encuentro. Tiene 28.5 capturas desde 2014, segundo en la NFC. EL ALA DEFENSIVA BRIAN ROBISON tiene ocho capturas en los últimos siete en casa. EL APOYADOR ANTHONY BARR tuvo una captura la semana pasada. EL PROFUNDO HARRISON SMITH busca su 12º en línea con seis o más tacleadas. Tiene 390 tacleadas desde 2012, segundo entre los profundos de la NFC.
DOMINGO POR LA NOCHE, 4 DE DICIEMBRE
CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-7) EN SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-3-1)
SERIE DE TEMPORADA REGULAR

PANTHERS
SEAHAWKS
LÍDER DE LA SERIE

5-3
RACHAS

Cuatro de los últimos cinco
EeJ CONTRA OPONENTE
Ron Rivera: 1-3
Pete Carroll: 4-1
SEMANA PASADA
Derrota 35-32 visitando a Oakland
Derrota 14-5 visitando a Tampa Bay
ÚLTIMO JUEGO
10/18/15: Panthers 27 en Seahawks 23. El mariscal de Carolina Cam Newton lanza 269 yardas y tiene dos anotaciones (una pasando y otra acarreando). El corredor de los Panthers Jonathan Stewart acarrea 78 yardas y dos anotaciones.
ÚLTIMO JUEGO EN LA SEDE
18/10/15
ÁRBITRO
John Parry
TRANSMISIÓN
NBC (8:30 PM, hora de New York): ESPN en Latinoamérica, Eduardo Varela (relator) y Pablo Viruega (comentarista).

ESTADÍSTICAS
PASANDO
Cam Newton: 189-339-2432-13-8-81.4
Russell Wilson: 238-368-2865-11-4-93.9
ACARREANDO
Jonathan Stewart: 127-461-3.6-7
Russell Wilson (mariscal de campo): 47-159-3.4-1
RECIBIENDO
Greg Olsen (ala cerrada): 58-790-13.6-3
Doug Baldwin: 61-767-12.6-5
OFENSIVA
352.8
341.9
INTERCAMBIO DE ERRORES
-5
+5
DEFENSIVA
345.5
335.6
CAPTURAS
Mario Addison: 6.5
Cliff Avril: 10 (2ºE en NFL)
INTERCEPCIONES
Thomas Davis: 3
Richard Sherman: 4
DESPEJES
Michael Palardy: 46.7
Jon Ryan: 45.7
PATADAS DE UBICACIÓN
Graham Gano: 78 (24/27 en puntos extra; 18/22 en goles de campo)
Steven Hauschka: 84 (18/22 en puntos extra; 22/25 en goles de campo)

NOTAS
REVANCHA del juego Divisional de la NFC del año pasado (Car, 31-24)…PANTHERS> EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO CAM NEWTON lanzó 246 yardas y tuvo tres anotaciones (dos pasando y una acarreando) en la duodécima semana. Tuvo 269 yardas por aire y dos anotaciones (una pasando y otra acarreando) en el último encuentro de temporada regular. Tiene 48 acarreos anotadores en su carrera, la mayor cantidad por un mariscal en la historia de la NFL…EL CORREDOR JONATHAN STEWART tiene siete acarreos anotadores en los últimos seis. Acarreó 106 yardas y dos anotaciones en el juego Divisional de 2015…EL RECEPTOR KELVIN BENJAMIN tuvo una recepción anotadora la semana pasada. EL RECEPTOR TED GINN JR. busca su tercero en línea con alguna recepción anotadora. EL ALA CERRADA GREG OLSEN lidera los alas cerradas de la NFL con 790 yardas recibiendo y se ubica segundo con 58 recepciones. Incluyendo la postemporada, tiene 208 yardas recibiendo (104 por juego) y dos anotaciones en los últimos dos contra Seattle…EL ALA DEFENSIVA KONY EALY tiene alguna captura en dos de los últimos tres. EL APOYADOR THOMAS DAVIS tuvo siete tacleadas y una intercepción en la duodécima semana. Desde 2012, es el único apoyador de la NFL con 500 o más tacleadas (502), 10 o más capturas (14) y 10 o más intercepciones (10). EL APOYADOR A.J. KLEIN tuvo una captura y un balón suelto forzado la semana pasada. EL PROFUNDO KURT COLEMAN tiene 20 tacleadas (10 por juego), un balón suelto forzado y una intercepción en los últimos dos…SEAHAWKS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO RUSSELL WILSON tiene 2,468 yardas por aire (274.2 por juego), 18 pases anotadores y dos intercepciones para un índice de 111.7 en los últimos nueve en casa…EL CORREDOR THOMAS RAWLS tiene 379 yardas terrestres (94.8 por juego) y dos anotaciones en los últimos cuatro en casa...EL RECEPTOR DOUG BALDWIN tiene 788 yardas recibiendo (98.5 por juego) y ocho recepciones anotadoras en los últimos ocho en casa. En los 10  encuentros de su carrera, EL ALA CERRADA JIMMY GRAHAM tiene 64 recepciones para 840 yardas y 8 anotaciones. Desde 2011, lidera a los alas cerradas de la NFL con 5,707 yardas recibiendo y se ubica segundo con 58 recepciones anotadoras…EL ALA DEFENSIVA CLIFF AVRIL lidera la NFC con 10 capturas. Tiene 4.5 capturas en los últimos tres en casa. EL APOYADOR BOBBY WAGNER lidera la NFL con 118 tacleadas. EL APOYADOR K.J. WRIGHT tiene 46 tacleadas (9.2 por juego) y dos capturas en los últimos cinco partidos en casa. Desde 2011, EL ESQUINERO RICHARD SHERMAN lidera la NFL con 30 intercepciones. EL PROFUNDO KAM CHANCELLOR busca su tercer juego en línea con alguna intercepción.

LUNES POR LA NOCHE, 5 DE DICIEMBRE
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (5-6) EN NEW YORK JETS (3-8)
SERIE DE TEMPORADA REGULAR

COLTS
JETS
LÍDER DE LA SERIE
40-28

RACHAS

Últimos tres
EeJ CONTRA OPONENTE
Chuck Pagano: 0-2
Todd Bowles: 1-0
SEMANA PASADA
Derrota 28-7 recibiendo a Pittsburgh
Derrota 22-17 recibiendo a New England
ÚLTIMO JUEGO
21/09/15: Jets 20 en Colts 7. El mariscal de los Jets Ryan Fitzpatrick lanza 244 yardas y dos anotaciones. El receptor de los Jets Brandon Marshall tiene siete recepciones para 101 yardas y una anotación.
ÚLTIMO JUEGO EN LA SEDE
14/10/12: Jets 35, Colts 9. El corredor de los Jets Shonn Greene acarrea 161 yardas y tres anotaciones. El mariscal de los Jets Mark Sánchez lanza dos anotaciones y tiene índice de 109.0.
ÁRBITRO
Ronald Torbert
TRANSMISIÓN
ESPN (8:30 PM, hora de New York) en Latinoamérica / ESPN Deportes en EE.UU./Puerto Rico, Alvaro Martín (relator), Raúl Allegre (comentarista), John Sutcliffe (periodista desde el terreno).

ESTADÍSTICAS
PASANDO
Andrew Luck: 236-375-2827-19-8-93.9 O
Scott Tolzien: 22-36-205-1-2-62.8
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 190-330-2252-10-13-72.2
ACARREANDO
Frank Gore: 178-670-3.8-4
Matt Forté: 202-759-3.8-7
RECIBIENDO
T.Y. Hilton: 60-942-15.7-5
Brandon Marshall: 49-668-13.6-3
OFENSIVA
352.4
335.1
INTERCAMBIO DE ERRORES
-5
-13
DEFENSIVA
395.0
348.7
CAPTURAS
Erik Walden: 8
Leonard Williams: 6
INTERCEPCIONES
Darius Butler: 2
Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams: 2
DESPEJES
Pat McAfee: 50.1 (1º en NFL)
Lachlan Edwards (novato): 43.1
PATADAS DE UBICACIÓN
Adam Vinatieri: 88 (28/28 en puntos extra; 20/22 en goles de campo)
Nick Folk: 70 (19/21 en puntos extra; 17/20 en goles de campo)

NOTAS
COLTS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO ANDREW LUCK tiene 1,106 yardas por aire (276.5 por juego) y ocho anotaciones para un índice de 93.4 en los últimos cuatro. Tiene 120 pases anotadores en las primeras cinco temporadas, la quinta mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL…En los últimos dos contra equipos de la AFC Este, EL CORREDOR FRANK GORE tiene 189 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (94.5 por juego) y dos acarreos anotadores. Es uno de los cinco en la historia de la NFL con 12,500 o más yardas terrestres (12,710) y 400 o más recepciones (405)…EL RECEPTOR T.Y. HILTON se ubica segundo en la NFL con 20 recepciones de 20 o más yardas. Está quinto en la NFL con 942 yardas recibiendo. Es uno de los cuatro jugadores de la NFL con cinco o más recepciones anotadoras en cada una de las últimas cinco temporadas. EL RECEPTOR DONTE MONCRIEF tuvo 122 yardas recibiendo y una anotación en el último encuentro. Busca su quinto en línea con alguna recepción anotadora…EL APOYADOR ERIK WALDEN es uno de los cinco apoyadores de la NFL con ocho o más capturas (ocho) y dos o más balones sueltos forzados (dos). EL APOYADOR D’QWELL JACKSON tiene 30 tacleadas y un balón suelto forzado en los últimos tres encuentros. EL TACKLE DEFENSIVO HENRY ANDERSON tuvo una captura en el último encuentro…JETS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO RYAN FITZPATRICK lanzó 244 yardas y dos anotaciones en el último encuentro. Lanzó 269 yardas, dos anotaciones y registró un índice de 115.2 la semana pasada…EL CORREDOR MATT FORTÉ tiene 508 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (101.6 por juego) y cinco anotaciones (cuatro acarreando y una recibiendo) en los últimos cinco. En los últimos dos contra Indianapolis, tiene 261 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (130.5 por juego) y dos acarreos anotadores…EL RECEPTOR BRANDON MARSHALL tiene 37 recepciones (12.3 por juego) para 420 yardas (140 por juego) y cuatro anotaciones en los últimos tres contra Indianapolis. Desde que ingresó en la liga, en 2006, se ubica segundo en la NFL con 11,941 yardas recibiendo y 931 recepciones. EL RECEPTOR QUINCY ENUNWA lideró el equipo con 109 yardas recibiendo y tuvo una recepción anotadora la semana pasada...EL ESQUINERO DARRELLE REVIS tuvo una intercepción y dos balones sueltos recuperados en el último juego contra Indianapolis. EL TACKLE DEFENSIVO LEONARD WILLIAMS tiene 5.5 capturas y cinco tacleadas para pérdida de yardas en los últimos siete en casa.
​LAS LUCHAS POR CLASIFICAR SE CALIENTAN CUANDO LA TEMPORADA DE LA NFL INGRESA EN DICIEMBRE
Cuando el calendario da una vuelta la página hacia diciembre, el panorama para la postemporada de la NFL está empezando a tomar forma. Con cinco semanas por jugarse en la temporada regular, hay actualmente 24 equipos dentro o a dos partidos de conseguir una plaza en la postemporada.
A lo largo de las últimas cinco temporadas, los Carolina Panthers (19-5, .792) y los Seattle Seahawks (19-5, .792) ostentan la mejor marca en el mes final, que también incluye juegos de temporada regular disputados en enero. Los New England Patriots (18-6, .750) lideran la AFC. 
EQUIPO
TRIUNFOS
DERROTAS
%
Carolina Panthers
19
5
.792
Seattle Seahawks
19
5
.792
New England Patriots
18
6
.750
Green Bay Packers
17
6
.739
Pittsburgh Steelers
17
6
.739
“Los juegos de diciembre son los más importantes de la temporada regular por lejos”, dice el analista de NFL Network y ex entrenador en jefe de la NFL STEVE MARIUCCI. “Es extremadamente importante ganar en diciembre y hacerse un camino hacia la postemporada.”
Cuando la temporada de la NFL ingresa a su último mes, cuatro equipos están en plena carrera hacia la línea de meta con sendas rachas ganadoras de al menos cinco partidos: Dallas (10), Miami (seis), los New York Giants (seis) y Oakland (cinco).
“El ímpetu es real para nosotros ahora mismo”, dice el ala cerrada de los Cowboys JASON WITTEN. “Nuestro equipo de fútbol americano es muy divertido. Es grandioso ser parte de esto y liderar un gran grupo de muchachos. Diez victorias son buena, pero no son garantía de nada tras 11 juegos. Tenemos que continuar construyendo mientras vamos hacia el tramo crítico.”
Ese tramo crítico comienza el jueves por la noche, cuando Dallas visite a Minnesota (8:25 PM, hora de New York, NBC/NFLN/Twitter). Los Cowboys llegan a diciembre con la mejor marca de la liga (10-1) y con una ventaja de dos juegos sobre los Giants en la NFC Este. Minnesota (6-5) comienza el último mes de la temporada regular apenas un partido detrás de Detroit (7-4), en el primer puesto de la NFC Norte.
La semana concluye con un par de duelos en horario central con implicancias de postemporada. El domingo por la noche (8:30 PM, hora de New York, NBC), los Seahawks recibirán a los Panthers en un duelo entre equipos que representaron a la NFC en cada uno de los últimos tres Super Bowls. Seattle (7-3-1) ingresa a el duelo con una ventaja de tres partidos en la NFC Oeste, mientras que Carolina (4-7) busca permanecer con vida en la lucha por alcanzar la postemporada en la NFC. El lunes por la noche (8:30 PM, hora de New York, ESPN), los Indianapolis Colts visitarán a los New York Jets. Los Colts (5-6) están apenas un juego detrás de los líderes de la AFC Sur, los Houston Texans (6-5), en la puja divisional.

Algunos de los duelos clave de la decimotercera semana:
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) en MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5) (Jueves, NBC/NFLN/Twitter, 8:25 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Cowboys ganaron 10 juegos en línea, incluyendo un triunfo 31-26 sobre Washington en Acción de Gracias. El mariscal de campo novato DAK PRESCOTT registró un índice de pasador de 100 o más en nueve de las 10 victorias del equipo y el corredor novatoEZEKIEL ELLIOTT lidera la NFL con 1,199 yardas por tierra.
  • Los Vikings se ubican segundos en la NFL –y lideran la NFC– con un diferencial de intercambios de balón de 12 o más. El esquinero XAVIER RHODES tiene cuatro intercepciones, empatando la segunda mayor cantidad en la conferencia. En la undécima semana contra Arizona, Rhodes tuvo dos intercepciones, incluyendo una anotación mediante retorno de intercepción de 100 yardas, una marca de franquicia.

    KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-3) en ATLANTA FALCONS (7-4) (Domingo, CBS, 1:00 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Chiefs mejoraron a 8-3 con un triunfo 30-27 en la prórroga en Denver el domingo por la noche. El receptor novato TYREEK HILL tuvo una anotación mediante retorno de patada inicial, un acarreo anotador y una recepción anotadora en el juego, convirtiéndose en el primer jugador en lograr tal hazaña desde el miembro del Salón de la Fama GALE SAYERS en 1965.  
  • Los Falcons mantuvieron su liderazgo en la NFC Sur con una victoria 38-19 sobre Arizona. El mariscal de campo MATT RYAN lanzó 269 yardas y dos anotaciones –ambas al receptor TAYLOR GABRIEL– y se convirtió en el primer jugador en la historia de la NFL en superar al menos las 200 yardas aéreas en 50 juegos consecutivos. 

MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-4) en BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-5) (Domingo, CBS, 1:00 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Dolphins, liderados por el entrenador en jefe novato ADAM GASE, ganaron seis juegos consecutivos, la racha actual más larga en la AFC. La semana pasada, el mariscal de campo RYAN TANNEHILL lanzó 285 yardas y tres anotaciones en el triunfo de Miami 31-24 sobre San Francisco.
  • Los Ravens llegan a diciembre empatados con Pittsburgh en la cima de la AFC Norte. En la duodécima semana, Baltimore derrotó a Cincinnati 19-14 gracias en gran parte a los cuatro goles de campo de JUSTIN TUCKER. Tucker convirtió tres goles de campo de al menos 50 yardas en la primera mitad y es el único jugador en la historia de la liga en lograr tal hazaña.  

DETROIT LIONS (7-4) en NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-6) (Domingo, FOX, 1:00 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Lions ganaron tres juegos en línea y tomaron posesión en solitario del primer puesto de la NFC Norte con el triunfo 16-13 sobre Minnesota en Acción de Gracias. El esquinero DARIUS SLAY tuvo una intercepción clave en el cuarto periodo con 38 segundos por jugarse para establecer el gol de campo definitorio de MATT PRATERcuando el reloj expiraba. Detroit es el primer equipo en la historia de la NFL en tener cada uno de sus primeros 11 juegos decididos por siete puntos o menos.
  • Los Saints derrotaron a Los Angeles 49-21 la semana pasada en un partido en el que el mariscal de campo DREW BREES lanzó 310 yardas, con cuatro anotaciones, y acarreó otra. Brees tiene tres juegos en su carrera con al menos cuatro pases anotadores y un acarreo anotador, la mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL. Esta temporada, Brees tiene 30 pases anotadores y extendió su racha a nueve temporadas consecutivas con al menos 30 pases anotadores, una marca de la NFL. Tiene nueve temporadas en su carrera con al menos 30 pases anotadores, empatando con el miembro del Salón de la Fama BRETT FAVRE y PEYTON MANNING en la mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL. 

    BUFFALO BILLS (6-5) en OAKLAND RAIDERS (9-2) (Domingo, CBS, 4:05 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Bills buscan su tercera victoria consecutiva tras la victoria 28-21 de la semana pasada versus Jacksonville. El corredor LE SEAN MC COY acarreó 103 yardas y dos anotaciones, incluyendo un acarreo anotador de 75 yardas en la primera jugada desde la línea de golpeo en la segunda mitad. McCoy tiene nueve acarreos anotadores esta temporada, empatando la segunda mayor cantidad en la AFC.
  • Los Raiders ganaron cinco juegos en línea, incluyendo el triunfo 35-32 de la semana pasada sobre Carolina. Después de que los Panthers anotaran 25 puntos sin respuesta y tomar una ventaja de ocho puntos en el marcador en el último período, el mariscal de campo DEREK CARR guió a los Raiders hacia los últimos 11 puntos del partido. El ala defensiva KHALIL MACK devolvió una intercepción hasta la anotación y tuvo una captura, un balón suelto forzado y un recobro de balón suelto contra los Panthers. Es el primer jugador en tener una anotación mediante retorno de intercepción, una captura, un balón suelto forzado y un recobro de balón suelto en el mismo juego desde CHARLES WOODSON en 2009.

NEW YORK GIANTS (8-3) en PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-5) (Domingo, FOX, 4:25 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Giants, liderados por el entrenador en jefe novato BEN MC ADOO, ganaron seis juegos consecutivos y tienen la segunda mejor marca en la NFC en 8-3. La semana pasada, los Giants derrotaron a los Browns 27-13 en Cleveland. El ala defensiva JASON PIERRE-PAUL tuvo tres capturas, un pico de carrera, un balón suelto forzado y una anotación mediante retorno de balón suelto recuperado de 43 yardas en el triunfo. Es el primer jugador con al menos tres capturas y una anotación mediante retorno de balón suelto recuperado de 40 o más yardas en el mismo juego desde 1982, el primer año en el que las capturas individuales se convirtieron en estadística oficial.
  • Los Steelers derrotaron a Indianapolis 28-7 en la noche de Acción de Gracias en parte debido a que el mariscal de campo BEN ROETHLISBERGER lanzó tres pases anotadores al receptor ANTONIO BROWN. Brown lidera la NFL con 82 recepciones esta temporada y está empatando el liderazgo de la liga con 10 recepciones anotadoras. 

    ​​​​CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-7) en SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-3-1) (Domingo, NBC, 8:30 PM, hora de New York)
  • A lo largo de las últimas cinco temporadas, los Panthers y los Seahawks están empatados con la mejor marca de la liga en partidos de temporada regular en diciembre/enero (19-5, .792). Los equipos se combinaron para representar a la NFC en cada uno de los últimos tres Super Bowls: Seattle (XLVIII y XLIX) y Carolina (50). Los clubes participaron de la vuelta Divisional en cada una de las últimas dos temporadas con los equipos repartiéndose esos dos encuentros. 
  • Los Panthers ganaron 16 de sus últimos 18 juegos de temporada regular disputados en diciembre/enero, aventajando a sus oponentes por un marcador unificado de 509-307. La temporada pasada, el mariscal de campo CAM NEWTON tuvo 15 pases anotadores con una intercepción y un índice de pasador de 119.4, y acarreó tres anotaciones en el último mes (cinco partidos).
  • Los Seahawks ostentan una ventaja de tres juegos en la NFC Oeste y están buscando su quinta aparición consecutiva en postemporada. El mariscal de campo RUSSELL WILSON está 12-2 (.857) en su carrera en casa (incluyendo postemporada) en juegos disputados después del 1 de diciembre.​​
WEEK 13 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

COWBOYS
VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER
Series tied: 11-11

STREAKS
2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Jason Garrett: 1-0
Mike Zimmer: 0-0
LAST WEEK
W 31-26 vs. Washington
L 16-13 at Detroit
LAST GAME
11/3/13: Vikings 23 at Cowboys 27. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 337 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 7-yard TD to WR Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds remaining. Cowboys DT Nick Hayden has FR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/17/10: Vikings 24, Cowboys 21. Minnesota WR Percy Harvin has 95-yard KR-TD. Vikings LB E.J. Henderson has 2 INTs & 9 tackles.
REFEREE
Tony Corrente
BROADCAST
NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Dal), 81 (Min). XM: 88 (WW1). 226 (Dal), 225 (Min).
STATS
PASSING
Dak Prescott (R): 231-340-2835-18-2-108.6
Sam Bradford: 248-348-2415-12-3-98.3
RUSHING
Ezekiel Elliott (R): 243-1199 (1L)-4.9-11 (2L)
Jerick McKinnon: 106-316-3.0-1
RECEIVING
Cole Beasley: 58-647-11.2-5
Stefon Diggs: 67-747-11.1-2
OFFENSE
407.6
294.9
TAKE/GIVE
+3
+12 (2L)
DEFENSE
362.2
307.0 (3L)
SACKS
Tyrone Crawford: 3.5
Danielle Hunter: 7.5
INTs
Barry Church: 2
Xavier Rhodes: 4
PUNTING
Chris Jones: 46.5
Jeff Locke: 44.5
KICKING
Dan Bailey: 94 (34/34 PAT; 20/22 FG)
Kai Forbath: 13 (4/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)
NOTES
COWBOYSRookie QB DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in pass yards (2,835), pass TDs (18) & rating (108.6). In 5 career road games, has 1,350 pass yards (270 per game), 10 TDs & 1 INT for 119.5 rating…Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL with 1,199 rush yards & ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (1,502) & rush TDs (11). Has 306 scrimmage yards (153 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 on road…WR COLE BEASLEY has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 on road. WR DEZ BRYANT has 49 TD catches since 2012, most in NFL. Has 5 rec. TDs in past 6. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had TD catch in Week 12. TE JASON WITTEN had 8 receptions for 102 yards & TD in last meeting. Ranks 2nd all-time among TEs with 1,072 receptions & 11,768 rec. yards…DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCEhas 7 sacks in past 7 on road. LB SEAN LEE ranks 2nd in NFC with 105 tackles. Aims for 9th in row on road with 8+ tackles. CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK had INT in last meeting…VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORD passed for 295 yards & TD for 103.4 rating in last meeting (11/8/15 with Phi.). Has passed for 1,261 yards (252.2 per game) with 7 TDs & 0 INTs for 109.2 rating in 5 games at home with Min…RB MATT ASIATA aims for 4th in row with rush TD…WR STEFON DIGGS ranks 3rd in NFC with 67 receptions. In past 4, has 40 receptions (10 per game) for 357 yards & TD. WR ADAM THIELEN has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 260 rec. yards (86.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home. TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in last meeting. Ties for NFC lead among TEs with 5 rec. TDs…DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in last meeting. Has 28.5 sacks since 2014, 2nd in NFC. DE BRIAN ROBISON has 8 sacks in past 7 at home. LB ANTHONY BARR had sack last week. S HARRISON SMITH aims for 12th in row with 6+ tackles. Has 390 tackles since 2012, 2nd among NFC safeties.   
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-3) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (7-4)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

CHIEFS
FALCONS
SERIES LEADER
5-3

STREAKS

Past 2
COACHES VS. OPP.
Andy Reid: 6-3
Dan Quinn: 0-0
LAST WEEK
W 30-27 (OT) at Denver
W 38-19 vs. Arizona
LAST GAME
9/9/12: Falcons 40 at Chiefs 24. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan passes for 299 yards & has 4 TDs (3 passing, 1 rushing) with 136.4 rating. Falcons WR Julio Jones has 108 rec. yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/21/08: Falcons 38, Chiefs 14. Atlanta RB Michael Turner rushes for 104 yards & 3 TDs. Falcons CB Chris Houston has 10-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE
Walt Coleman
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). Westwood One: John Sadak, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 112 (KC), 82 (Atl). XM: 380 (KC), 82 (Atl).
STATS
PASSING
Alex Smith: 229-346-2297-10-4-89.7
Matt Ryan: 262-380-3516 (3L)-26 (3L)-6-114.3 (2L)
RUSHING
Spencer Ware: 149-705-4.7-2
Devonta Freeman: 161-729-4.5-5
RECEIVING
Travis Kelce (TE): 57-675-11.8-3
Julio Jones: 65-1140 (1L)-17.5-5
OFFENSE
328.3
411.5 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE
+14 (1L)
+3
DEFENSE
381.9
381.0
SACKS
Dee Ford: 10 (T2L)
Vic Beasley: 9.5
INTs
Marcus Peters: 5 (T2L)
Deion Jones (R), Robert Alford: 2
PUNTING
Dustin Colquitt: 46.1
Matt Bosher: 46.9
KICKING
Cairo Santos: 96 (T3L) (21/22 PAT; 25/28 FG)
Matt Bryant: 108 (1L) (36/37 PAT; 24/26 FG)
NOTES
CHIEFSHave won 18 of past 21 regular-season games…QB ALEX SMITH has 7 TDs & 92.3 rating in past 6 vs. NFC. Threw TD pass & game-tying 2-point conv. with 12 sec. remaining in 4th quarter last week…RB SPENCER WARE ranks 5th in NFL averaging 107.7 scrimmage yards per game…Rookie WR TYREEK HILL became 1st NFL player since 1965 (GALE SAYERS) to record rush TD, rec. TD & KR-TD in same game last week. Ties for 2nd among rookies with 7 TDs (5 rec., 1 rush, 1 KR-TD). TE TRAVIS KELCE aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards. Ranks 3rd among NFL TEs with 57 catches & 675 rec. yards. In 4 career games vs. Atl., WR JEREMY MACLIN has 446 rec. yards (111.5 per game) & 4 TDs…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had 10 tackles, 3 sacks & FF last week. Had sack in last meeting. Since 2012, ranks 3rd in NFL with 53.5 sacks. LB TAMBA HALI had sack last week. Has 88.5 sacks since 2006, 6th most among active players… FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN ranks 3rd in NFL in pass yards (3,516) & rating (114.3). Has 2,307 pass yards (329.6 per game) with 15 TDs & 4 INTs for 115.5 rating in past 7 at home…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 4 rush TDs in past 4 at home. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 100+ scrimmage yards.RB TEVIN COLEMAN aims for 4th in row vs. AFC with TD…WR TAYLOR GABRIEL had 75 rec. yards & 2 TDs last week, 1st career multi-TD game. WR JULIO JONES leads NFL with 1,140 rec. yards. Had 6 receptions for 108 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Is averaging 117.4 yards per game in past 5 vs. AFC. WR MOHAMED SANU had TD catch in 11/18/12 meeting (with Cin.)…In past 3 vs. AFC, LB VIC BEASLEY has 6.5 sacks & 3 FFs. Ranks 2nd in NFC with 9.5 sacks. Rookie CB BRIAN POOLE had 1st career sack in Week 12. S KEANU NEAL leads NFL rookies with 72 tackles & 4 FFs. Is averaging 8 tackles per game in 4 at home.       
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-4) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-5)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

DOLPHINS
RAVENS
SERIES LEADER
6-5

STREAKS

4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP.
Adam Gase: 0-0
John Harbaugh: 4-1
LAST WEEK
W 31-24 vs. San Francisco
W 19-14 vs. Cincinnati
LAST GAME
12/6/15: Ravens 13 at Dolphins 15. Miami WR DeVante Parker has 3 catches for 63 yards & TD. Dolphins DE Derrick Shelby has 22-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/7/10: Ravens 26, Dolphins 10. Baltimore QB Joe Flacco passes for 266 yards & 2 TDs for 129.6 rating. Ravens RB Ray Rice has 180 yards from scrimmage.
REFEREE
Carl Cheffers
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon, Chris Fischer (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 134 (Mia), 93 (Bal). XM: 382 (Mia), 227 (Bal).
STATS
PASSING
Ryan Tannehill: 217-329-2574-15-8-94.7
Joe Flacco: 285-450-2877-11-10-80.4
RUSHING
Jay Ajayi: 161-847-5.3-7
Terrance West: 153-600-3.9-4
RECEIVING
Jarvis Landry: 64-733-11.5-2
Dennis Pitta (TE): 52-439-8.4-0
OFFENSE
332.4
334.2
TAKE/GIVE
+2
+4
DEFENSE
361.9
297.8 (2L)
SACKS
Cameron Wake: 8.5
Terrell Suggs: 8
INTs
3 tied: 2
C.J. Mosley: 3
PUNTING
Matt Darr: 45.9
Sam Koch: 46.7
KICKING
Andrew Franks: 67 (28/28 PAT; 13/16 FG)
Justin Tucker: 96 (T3L) (15/15 PAT; 27/27 FG)
NOTES
DOLPHINSAim for 7th win in row…QB RYAN TANNEHILL has 9 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 104.7 rating in past 6. Passed for 285 yards & 3 TDs for 130.6 rating last week…RB JAY AJAYI has 730 rush yards (121.7 per game) & 5 TDs in past 6. Is 2nd among NFL RBs with 5.26 yards per carry average…WR KENNY STILLS has rec. TD in 3 of past 4 on road. Ranks 2nd among NFL WRs with 18.5 yards per catch avg. WR DE VANTE PARKER has 246 rec. yards (82 per game) & TD in past 3. Rookie WR LEONTE CARROO had 1st career TD catch last week. Since 2014, WR JARVIS LANDRY ranks 4th in NFL with 258 catches…In past 3, LB KIKO ALONSO has 24 tackles (8 per game), 2 INTs (incl. INT-TD), 2 FR, FF & TFL. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 90+ tackles (91) & 2+ INTs (2). Had 2 INTs in last meeting (9/29/13 with Buf.). DE CAMERON WAKE has 7.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 6. Is 2nd among active players with 78.5 sacks since 2009…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO is 4-0 in career vs. Mia. & has 1,036 pass yards (259 per game) with 5 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 105.6 rating…RB JAVORIUS ALLEN had 170 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 107 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting. Rookie RB KENNETH DIXON has 200 scrimmage yards in past 3…WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. WR STEVE SMITH SR. has 396 rec. yards (99 per game) & 5 TDs in past 4 vs. Mia. Ranks 13th in NFL history with 1,009 career receptions. WR MIKE WALLACE aims for 3rd in row vs. Mia. with rec. TD…LB TERRELL SUGGS had 2 sacks, 2 FFs & PD last week. Has 3 sacks & 3 FFs in past 3. In past 6 vs. Mia., has 8.5 sacks, 7 TFL & INT-TD. LB C.J. MOSLEY ties for lead among NFL LBs with 3 INTs…K JUSTIN TUCKER became 1st player in NFL history with 3 FGs of 50+ yards in 1st half of game last week. Has converted 34 consecutive FG attempts, longest active streak in NFL.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-10) AT CHICAGO BEARS (2-9)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

49ERS
BEARS
SERIES LEADER
Series tied: 30-30-1

STREAKS
3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.
Chip Kelly: 1-0
John Fox: 4-1
LAST WEEK
L 31-24 at Miami
L 27-21 vs. Tennessee
LAST GAME
12/6/15: 49ers 26 at Bears 20 (OT). San Francisco QB Blaine Gabbert has game-tying 44-yard rushing TD with 1:42 remaining. 49ers WR Torrey Smith has GW 71-yard TD in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/6/15
REFEREE
Pete Morelli
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 137 (SF), 83 (Chi). XM: 383 (SF), 226 (Chi).
STATS
PASSING
Colin Kaepernick: 115-208-1440-10-3-87.0
Matt Barkley: 34-69-397-3-4-57.5
RUSHING
Carlos Hyde: 154-594-3.9-6
Jordan Howard (R): 149-766-5.1-2
RECEIVING
Jeremy Kerley: 42-448-10.7-3
Cameron Meredith: 35-449-12.8-2
OFFENSE
324.6
350.2
TAKE/GIVE
-5
-8
DEFENSE
424.5
343.2
SACKS
Ahmad Brooks: 4
Willie Young: 6.5
INTs
Gerald Hodges: 2
Tracy Porter: 2
PUNTING
Bradley Pinion: 44.9
Pat O’Donnell: 44.1
KICKING
Phil Dawson: 70 (25/25 PAT; 15/16 FG)
Connor Barth: 58 (19/20 PAT; 13/17 FG)
NOTES
49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK passed for 296 yards & 3 TDs with 113 rush yards in Week 12. Has 506 pass yards & 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) in past 2 on road. Since 2012, ranks 3rd among NFL QBs with 2,207 rush yards…RB SHAUN DRAUGHN had rush TD in last meeting. RB CARLOS HYDE had 95 scrimmage yards (65 rush, 30 rec.) & TD catch last week…WR JEREMY KERLEY had 7 receptions for 81 yards & TD in only career meeting (9/22/14 with NYJ). WR TORREY SMITH aims for 3rd in row vs. Chi. with TD catch. TE GARRETT CELEK had rec. TD last week…DT QUINTON DIAL had career-high 9 tackles in last meeting. Rookie DE RONALD BLAIR had sack last week. RookieDE DE FOREST BUCKNER has 3 sacks in past 3 on road. LB GERALD HODGES has sack, FF & INT in past 4 on road.CB TRAMAINE BROCK is tied for 3rd in NFC with 12 PD. S JIMMIE WARD had 29-yard INT-TD in last meeting…BEARS: QB MATT BARKLEY passed for career-high 316 yards & 3 TDs last week…Rookie RB JORDAN HOWARD has 382 rush yards (95.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 at home. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 766 rush yards. Had 127 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 43 rec.) in Week 12. RB KA’DEEM CAREY had 1st career rush TD in last meeting…WR EDDIE ROYAL had 10 catches for 94 yards & TD in last meeting (12/20/14 with SD). WR DEONTE THOMPSON had 1st career TD catch last week. WR MARQUESS WILSON had career-high 8 receptions for 125 yards & TD in Week 12. Aims for 3rd game in row at home with 100+ rec. yards. TE DANIEL BROWN had 1st career TD catch in Week 12…NT EDDIE GOLDMAN had career-high 2 sacks in last meeting. LB SAM ACHOhad sack in last meeting (12/28/14 with Az.). Rookie LB LEONARD FLOYD is 3rd among NFL rookies with 5 sacks. Has 4.5 sacks & FF in past 4 games. LB WILLIE YOUNG has 3.5 sacks in past 2 meetings. CB TRACY PORTER has 2 INTs & sack in 4 career meetings. Had FF last week.  
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-6) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-7-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

EAGLES
BENGALS
SERIES LEADER

8-3-1
STREAKS

2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Doug Pederson: 0-0
Marvin Lewis: 2-0-1
LAST WEEK
L 27-13 vs. Green Bay
L 19-14 at Baltimore
LAST GAME
12/13/12: Bengals 34 at Eagles 13. Cincinnati QB Andy Dalton passes for TD & rushes for TD. Bengals DE Wallace Gilberry has 25-yard FR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/16/08: Eagles 13, Bengals 13 (OT). Philadelphia QB Donovan McNabb passes for 339 yards & TD. Cincinnati QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passes for 261 yards & TD.
REFEREE
Jeff Triplette
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 113 (Cin). XM: 384 (Phi), 230 (Cin).
STATS
PASSING
Carson Wentz (R): 249-392-2593-11-8-83.4
Andy Dalton: 259-408-3043-12-6-89.7
RUSHING
Ryan Mathews: 102-427-4.2-7
Jeremy Hill: 147-644-4.4-6
RECEIVING
Jordan Matthews: 57-686-12.0-3
Tyler Boyd (R): 38-411-10.8-1
OFFENSE
336.0
368.4
TAKE/GIVE
+3
+1
DEFENSE
339.4
366.5
SACKS
Brandon Graham: 5
Carlos Dunlap: 6.5
INTs
Rodney McLeod: 3
Dre Kirkpatrick: 3
PUNTING
Donnie Jones: 45.4
Kevin Huber: 45.8
KICKING
Caleb Sturgis: 96 (T3L) (21/22 PAT; 25/29 FG)
Mike Nugent: 73 (19/23 PAT; 18/23 FG)
NOTES
EAGLES: QB CARSON WENTZ ranks 2nd among NFL rookies in pass yards (2,593) & TD passes (11). Has 579 pass yards (289.5 per game) with 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.3 rating in 2 career games vs. AFC. Had 1st career rush TD in Week 12…RB RYAN MATHEWS has 4 rush TDs in past 4. RB DARREN SPROLES has 3 TDs (2 PR, 1 rush) in past 2 on road vs. AFC…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD catch. TE ZACH ERTZ has 23 receptions since Week 9, tied for most by NFL TE…DT FLETCHER COX had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. DE BRANDON GRAHAM had career-high 2.5 sacks & FF in last meeting. Has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. AFC. LB CONNOR BARWIN has 2 sacks & FF in 2 career games vs. Cin. LB JORDAN HICKS has 2 INTs in past 3 on road. Has 4 INTs since 2015, tied for 3rd-most among NFL LBs. LB NIGEL BRADHAM has 36 tackles (9 per game) in past 4 games on road…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON passed for 283 yards & TD last week. Ranks 3rd in AFC with 3,043 pass yards. Is 1 of 2 QBs (PEYTON MANNING) in NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 6 seasons…RB JEREMY HILL aims for 3rd in row vs. NFC East with rush TD. Since 2014, ranks 2nd in NFL with 26 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT has 303 rec. yards (75.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 games. Has 15 TD catches since 2015, 2nd most among NFL TEs. Rookie WR TYLER BOYD ranks 4th among NFL rookies with 38 catches…LB VONTAZE BURFICT aims for 5th in row with 10+ tackles. Had 3 TFL in last meeting. DE WALLACE GILBERRY had sack, TFL & FR-TD in last meeting. DE CARLOS DUNLAP has 1.5 sacks in past 2. Had FF in last meeting. Is only player in NFL with 5+ sacks (6.5) & 10 PD (10). CB DRE KIRKPATRICK has INT in 2 of past 3 games. DT GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 47.5 sacks since 2010.
HOUSTON TEXANS (6-5) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (5-6)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

TEXANS
PACKERS
SERIES LEADER

2-1
STREAKS

2 of 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Bill O’Brien: 0-0
Mike McCarthy: 1-1
LAST WEEK
L 21-13 vs. San Diego
W 27-13 at Philadelphia
LAST GAME
10/14/12: Packers 42 at Texans 24. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 338 yards & 6 TDs for 133.8 rating. Packers WR Jordy Nelson has 9 catches for 121 yards & 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/7/08: Texans 24, Packers 21. Houston QB Matt Schaub passes for 414 yards & 2 TDs for 104.7 rating. Texans WR Kevin Walter has 6 catches for 146 yards & TD.
REFEREE
Gene Steratore
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 136 (Hou), 81 (GB). XM: 385 (Hou), 225 (GB).
STATS
PASSING
Brock Osweiler: 238-400-2307-12-13-72.2
Aaron Rodgers: 289-449-3074-27 (2L)-7-97.8
RUSHING
Lamar Miller: 211-881-4.2-3
Aaron Rodgers (QB): 46-285-6.2-3
RECEIVING
DeAndre Hopkins: 55-610-11.1-3
Jordy Nelson: 61-754-12.4-9 (3L)
OFFENSE
316.9
364.9
TAKE/GIVE
-9
-5
DEFENSE
316.7
350.8
SACKS
Whitney Mercilus: 4.5
Nick Perry: 8
INTs
Quintin Demps: 2
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix: 3
PUNTING
Shane Lechler: 48.4
Jacob Schum: 44.9
KICKING
Nick Novak: 86 (17/18 PAT; 23/28 FG)
Mason Crosby: 86 (26/28 PAT; 20/23 FG)
NOTES
TEXANS: QB BROCK OSWEILER is 3-1 in 4 career starts vs. NFC North. Had rush TD last week…RB LAMAR MILLERis 5th in NFL with 881 rush yards. Had 93 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 40 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting (10/12/14 with Mia.)...Since 2014, WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS ranks 7th in NFL with 3,341 rec. yards. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC North. Rookie WR WILL FULLER ranks 4th among NFL rookies with 449 rec. yards. TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZhas 39 catches, tied for 6th among AFC TEs…LB BENARDRICK MC KINNEY had 12 tackles & sack last week. Is only player in NFL with 100+ tackles (101) & 4+ sacks (4). DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC. Ties for lead among NFL DEs with 12 TFL. S QUINTIN DEMPS had INT last week. CB A.J. BOUYE ties for 6th in AFC with 11 PD. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS had 3 TFL last week. Has 3.5 sacks in past 3 vs. NFC North…PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS completed 30 of 39 (76.9 pct.) for 313 yards & 2 TDs for 116.7 rating last week. Aims for 4th in row with 300+ yards. In 2 career meetings, has 633 pass yards (316.5 per game), 8 TDs & 1 INT for 128.3 rating…WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 5 receptions for 113 yards & 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 5 TD catches in past 5 at home. WR RANDALL COBB aims for 4th in row at home with rec. TD. WR TY MONTGOMERY has 321 scrimmages yards in past 3 at home. WR JORDY NELSON ranks 3rd in NFL with 9 TD catches. Has 12 receptions for 146 yards & 4 TDs in 2 career meetings… LB CLAY MATTHEWS has 5 sacks in past 5 vs. AFC. LB JULIUS PEPPERS aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 141.5 sacks since 2002, most in NFL. LB NICK PERRY has 4.5 sacks & INT in past 5 at home. S MORGAN BURNETT aims for 4th game in row vs. AFC with sack. S HA HA CLINTON-DIX has 2 INTs & FF in past 3 games vs. AFC.
DENVER BRONCOS (7-4) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-9)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BRONCOS
JAGUARS
SERIES LEADER

5-4
STREAKS

3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP.
Gary Kubiak: 9-7
Gus Bradley: 0-1
LAST WEEK
L 30-27 (OT) vs. Kansas City
L 28-21 at Buffalo
LAST GAME
10/13/13: Jaguars 19 at Broncos 35. Denver QB Peyton Manning passes for 295 yards & 2 TDs. Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno rushes for 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/12/10: Jaguars 24, Broncos 17. Jacksonville QB David Garrard passes for 170 yards & 3 TDs for 138.9 rating. Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis has 2 TD catches.
REFEREE
Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 146 (Den), 108 (Jax). XM: 387 (Den), 229 (Jax).
STATS
PASSING
Trevor Siemian: 195-325-2396-15-7-89.2
Blake Bortles: 263-441-2749-20-13-80.6
RUSHING
Devontae Booker (R): 128-475-3.7-2
Chris Ivory: 93-350-3.8-2
RECEIVING
Emmanuel Sanders: 61-830-13.6-4
Allen Robinson: 53-591-11.2-6
OFFENSE
337.4
334.2
TAKE/GIVE
+4
-15
DEFENSE
313.9
320.9
SACKS
Von Miller: 12.5 (1L)
Yannick Ngakoue (R): 6
INTs
Aqib Talib, Darian Stewart: 3
3 tied: 1
PUNTING
Riley Dixon (R): 45.9
Brad Nortman: 46.4
KICKING
Brandon McManus: 94 (25/26 PAT; 23/27 FG)
Jason Myers: 66 (21/22 PAT; 15/18 FG)
NOTES
BRONCOS: QB TREVOR SIEMIAN threw for 368 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125.6 rating last week. Has 909 pass yards (303 per game) & 7 TDs in past 3…Rookie RB DEVONTAE BOOKER has 189 scrimmage yards (94.5 per game) in past 2. Is 3rd among NFL rookies with 475 rush yards…WR EMMANUEL SANDERS had 162 rec. yards & TD last week. Ranks 6th in AFC with 830 rec. yards. Since 2012, WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS ranks 2nd in NFL with 462 catches & ties for 3rd with 46 rec. TDs. WR BENNIE FOWLER had 76-yard TD catch last week. WR JORDAN TAYLOR aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD…Team had 6 sacks last week. LB VON MILLER tied career-highs with 10 tackles & 3 sacks last week. In past 13 (incl. playoffs), has 17.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 3 FFs & INT. Leads NFL with 12.5 sacks. LB DE MARCUS WARE had sack last week. Is tied for 8th in NFL history with 137.5 sacks. CB CHRIS HARRIS JR. had 11 tackles in last meeting…JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 2 TDs & had career-high 81 rush yards last week. Aims for 6th in row with 2+ TD passes…RB CHRIS IVORY had rush TD last week. Since 2015, RB T.J. YELDON is 1 of 6 in AFC with 1,000+ rush yards (1,058) & 475+ rec. yards (499)…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 4 rec. TDs in past 4 at home. Since 2015, has 20 TD catches, tied for 2nd in NFL. WR MARQISE LEE aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. WR ALLEN HURNS had TD catch last week. Since entering NFL in 2014, ties for 9th in AFC with 19 rec. TDs…Rookie DE YANNICK NGAKOUE aims for 3rd in row with sack. Leads NFL rookies with 6 sacks. Is 1 of 2 players in NFL (KHALIL MACK) with 6+ sacks (6), 3+ FFs (3) & INT in 2016. DT MALIK JACKSON spent 4 seasons with Den. (2012-15). Has 3 sacks in past 2. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY had 59-yard INT-TD in last meeting. Has 24 tackles in past 3 meetings. Has 3 TFL in past 2.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-7) AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (9-2)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

RAMS
PATRIOTS
SERIES LEADER

6-5
STREAKS

Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Jeff Fisher: 1-5
Bill Belichick: 4-1
LAST WEEK
L 49-21 at New Orleans
W 22-17 at New York Jets
LAST GAME
10/28/12: Patriots 45 at Rams 7 (in London). New England QB Tom Brady passes for 304 yards & 4 TDs. Patriots RB Stevan Ridley rushes for 127 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/26/08: Patriots 23, Rams 16. New England RB Kevin Faulk has 107 scrimmage yards & TD. Patriots WR Randy Moss has 7 catches for 102 yards.
REFEREE
Jerome Boger
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 138 (LA), 145 (NE). XM: 386 (LA), 228 (NE).
STATS
PASSING
Jared Goff (R): 37-63-348-3-1-83.3
Tom Brady: 175-256-2201-18-1-116.7 (1L)
RUSHING
Todd Gurley: 200-641-3.2-4
LeGarrette Blount: 212-869-4.1-12 (1L)
RECEIVING
Kenny Britt: 54-788-14.6-4
Julian Edelman: 64-617-9.6-2
OFFENSE
295.1
386.2
TAKE/GIVE
-4
+3
DEFENSE
339.8
353.2
SACKS
Aaron Donald: 6
Trey Flowers: 4
INTs
Mark Barron: 2
3 tied: 1
PUNTING
Johnny Hekker: 46.7
Ryan Allen: 44.2
KICKING
Greg Zuerlein: 62 (17/17 PAT; 15/18 FG)
Stephen Gostkowski: 79 (31/34 PAT; 16/20 FG)
NOTES
RAMSRookie QB JARED GOFF passed for 214 yards & 3 TDs for 100.3 rating last week in 2nd career start…RB TODD GURLEY has 5 TDs in past 6 vs. AFC…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN had TD catch in Week 12. Since 2013, is only NFL player with 5+ rush TDs (7), 10+ rec. TDs (12) & PR-TD (3). WR KENNY BRITT has 297 rec. yards (99 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 on road. TE LANCE KENDRICKS has TD catch in 2 of past 3 on road…DT AARON DONALD had sack & FF last week. Since 2014, leads NFL DTs with 26 sacks. DE ROBERT QUINN aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 9 sacks & 5 FFs in past 8 vs. AFC. LB MARK BARRON aims for 3rd in row with 11+ tackles. Had 11 tackles & INT in only career meeting (9/22/13 with TB). LB ALEC OGLETREE has 35 tackles (8.8 per game), 2 sacks & INT in past 4 vs. AFC. CB TRUMAINE JOHNSON has 9 PD in past 4 on road…PATRIOTS: QB TOM BRADYhas 200 career wins (incl. playoffs), tied with PEYTON MANNING for most all-time. In 7 games this season, has 2,201 pass yards with 18 TDs vs. 1 INT for 116.7 rating. Has 6 pass TDs & 118.1 rating in his past 2 meetings…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNT has 7 rush TDs in past 5 at home. Leads NFL with 12 rush TDs. RB JAMES WHITE ranks 4th among AFC RBs with 43 catches …Rookie WR MALCOLM MITCHELL had 2 rec. TDs last week. Has 3 TD catches in past 2. WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 23 catches (7.7 per game) for 259 yards (86.3 per game) & TD in past 3. TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 8 catches for 146 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. TE MARTELLUS BENNETT has TD catch in 2 of past 4 vs. Rams…DE CHRIS LONG spent 8 seasons with Rams (2008-15). Had sack & FF last week. CB MALCOLM BUTLER had FF & FR in Week 12. Leads team & ties for 6th in AFC with 11 PD. LB ROB NINKOVICH has sack in 2 of past 3. Had sack in last meeting.
DETROIT LIONS (7-4) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-6)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

LIONS
SAINTS
SERIES LEADER
Series tied: 11-11-1

STREAKS
Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.
Jim Caldwell: 2-1
Sean Payton: 3-2
LAST WEEK
W 16-13 vs. Minnesota
W 49-21 vs. Los Angeles
LAST GAME
12/21/15: Lions 35 at Saints 27. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 254 yards & 3 TDs for 148.6 rating. Lions WR Golden Tate has 2 TD catches.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/21/15
REFEREE
Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 121 (NO). XM: 381 (Det), 231 (NO).
STATS
PASSING
Matthew Stafford: 261-391-2883-19-5-99.3
Drew Brees: 326-456-3587 (1L)-30 (1L)-8-109.1 (3L)
RUSHING
Theo Riddick: 88-355-4.0-1
Mark Ingram: 136-721-5.3-3
RECEIVING
Golden Tate: 57-617-10.8-2
Michael Thomas (R): 65-789-12.1-7
OFFENSE
329.5
434.1 (1L)
TAKE/GIVE
+3
+1
DEFENSE
353.5
370.5
SACKS
Kerry Hyder: 7
Cameron Jordan: 5
INTs
Rafael Bush, Darius Slay: 2
Sterling Moore, Kenny Vaccaro: 2
PUNTING
Sam Martin: 48.9
Thomas Morstead: 48.9 (3L)
KICKING
Matt Prater: 85 (22/24 PAT; 21/24 FG)
Wil Lutz (R): 86 (38/39 PAT; 16/22 FG)
NOTES
LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD completed 22 of 25 (88 pct.) for 254 yards & 3 TDs for 148.6 rating in last meeting. Has 1,949 pass yards (278.4 per game), 15 TD passes & 4 INTs for 105.7 rating in past 7 on road…RB THEO RIDDICK ties for NFL lead among RBs with 4 rec. TDs. Since 2015, leads NFL RBs with 128 receptions…WR ANQUAN BOLDIN aims for 3rd in row vs. NO with rec. TD. Has 4 TD catches in past 6. Since entering NFL in 2003, ranks 3rd with 13,587 rec. yards. WR GOLDEN TATE has 16 receptions for 199 yards (99.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 vs. NO. TE ERIC EBRON aims for 3rd in row on road with 7+ receptions…DE KERRY HYDER has 6 sacks in past 5 on road. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD had 12 tackles in Week 12. Has 101 tackles, 1st career 100-tackle season.CB DARIUS SLAY had INT last week. Aims for 7th in row with PD…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES passed for 310 yards & had 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) last week. Leads NFL with 3,587 pass yards & 30 TD passes, 9th season with 30+ TD passes, tied for most all-time. Has TD pass in NFL-record 60 consecutive home games…RB TIM HIGHTOWER has 100+ scrimmage yards in 4 of past 5. RB MARK INGRAM had 167 scrimmage yards (146 rush, 21 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week. Had rush TD in last home meeting...WR BRANDON COLEMAN aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. WR BRANDIN COOKS has 981 rec. yards & 11 TDs in past 10 at home. Had 10 receptions for 124 yards & TD in last meeting. WR WILLIE SNEAD had 50-yard TD pass in Week 12, 1st career TD pass. Rookie WR MICHAEL THOMAS leads NFL rookies with 65 receptions, 789 rec. yards & 7 TD catches. TE COBY FLEENER had TD catch in only meeting (12/2/12 with Ind.)…Rookie DT SHELDON RANKINS aims for 3rd in row at home with sack. DE KASIM EDEBALI had 2 sacks in last meeting. LB DANNELL ELLERBE aims for 4th in row with sack. S KENNY VACCARO has 2 INTs & sack in past 2 at home.     
BUFFALO BILLS (6-5) AT OAKLAND RAIDERS (9-2)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BILLS
RAIDERS
SERIES LEADER

20-17
STREAKS
2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Rex Ryan: 3-1
Jack Del Rio: 4-3
LAST WEEK
W 28-21 vs. Jacksonville
W 35-32 vs. Carolina
LAST GAME
12/21/14: Bills 24 at Raiders 26. Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 214 yards & 2 TDs. Raiders K Sebastian Janikowski converts all 4 FG attempts.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/21/14
REFEREE
Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST
CBS (1:05 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (Buf), 93 (Oak). XM: 232 (Buf), 227 (Oak).
STATS
PASSING
Tyrod Taylor: 193-313-2101-11-4-87.8
Derek Carr: 281-423-3115-22-5-100.5
RUSHING
LeSean McCoy: 157-819-5.2-9
Latavius Murray: 120-471-3.9-9
RECEIVING
Robert Woods: 42-493-11.7-1
Amari Cooper: 66-922-14.0-3
OFFENSE
339.9
390.9
TAKE/GIVE
+8
+10 (3L)
DEFENSE
341.9
390.4
SACKS
Lorenzo Alexander: 10 (T2L)
Khalil Mack: 9
INTs
Stephon Gilmore: 4
Reggie Nelson: 3
PUNTING
Colton Schmidt: 42.3
Marquette King: 48.6
KICKING
Dan Carpenter: 69 (27/30 PAT; 14/18 FG)
Sebastian Janikowski: 89 (29/29 PAT; 20/26 FG)
NOTES
BILLS: QB TYROD TAYLOR had pass TD & rush TD last week. Leads QBs with 439 rush yards. Since 2015, is only QB with 5,000+ pass yards (5,136) & 1,000+ rush yards (1,007). Has rush TD in 4 of past 5…RB LE SEAN MC COYhad rec. TD in last meeting vs. Oak. (11/3/13 with Phi.). Had 134 scrimmage yards (103 rush, 31 rec.) last week. Has 3 rush TDs in past 2. Since 2010, leads NFL with 7,869 rush yards…WR SAMMY WATKINS had TD catch in last meeting. WR ROBERT WOODS has 203 rec. yards (101.5 per game) in past 2. Had TD catch in last meeting. WR JUSTIN HUNTER has TD catch in 2 of past 3…DT MARCELL DAREUS has 3.5 sacks in past 3. CB STEPHON GILMORE ties for 4th in NFL with 4 INTs. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER ties for 2nd in NFL with 10 sacks. LB ZACH BROWN ranks 3rd in NFL with 107 tackles. DT KYLE WILLIAMS has 4 TFL & 2 sacks in past 4…RAIDERSAim for 6th win in row…QB DEREK CARR threw 2 TDs in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ rating. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 4.4 TD/INT ratio (min. 15 pass TDs)…RB LATAVIUS MURRAY has 307 scrimmage yards (102.3 per game) & 4 rush TDs in past 3. Has 6 rush TDs in past 5. RB JAMIZE OLAWALE had rec. TD in last meeting…WR MICHAEL CRABTREE had 113 rec. yards & TD in last meeting (10/7/12 with SF). Led team with 8 catches & 110 rec. yards last week. Since 2015, WR AMARI COOPER is 1 of 8 in NFL with 130+ catches (138) & 14.0+ yards per catch avg. (14.4). WR SETH ROBERTS TE CLIVE WALFORD both had rec. TD last week…LB KHALIL MACK had INT-TD, sack, FF & FR last week. Is 1 of only 2 players since 2000 to record INT-TD, sack, FF & FR in single game. Has 9 sacks, 10 TFL, 3 FFs, 2 FR & INT-TD in past 8. Since 2015, leads NFL with 24 sacks. LB BRUCE IRVIN aims for 3rd in row with sack. S REGGIE NELSON had 11 tackles in last meeting (10/18/15 with Cin.). Is only active player with 30+ INTs (33) & 5+ sacks (6.5) since 2007.
WASHINGTON REDSKINS (6-4-1) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-6-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

REDSKINS
CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER
74-45-2

STREAKS
8 of past 9

COACHES VS. OPP.
Jay Gruden: 0-1
Bruce Arians: 1-0
LAST WEEK
L 31-26 at Dallas
L 38-19 at Atlanta
LAST GAME
10/12/14: Redskins 20 at Cardinals 30. Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald has 6 catches for 98 yards & TD. Cardinals S Rashad Johnson has 2 INTs, including 28-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/12/14
REFEREE
Walt Anderson
BROADCAST
FOX (4:25 PM ET): Dick Stockton, Chris Spielman, Kristina Pink (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Mark Malone. SIRIUS: 108 (Was), 83 (Ari). XM: 229 (Was), 226 (Ari).
STATS
PASSING
Kirk Cousins: 299-437-3540 (2L)-20-7-101.4
Carson Palmer: 252-414-2931-15-11-83.3
RUSHING
Robert Kelley (R): 98-461-4.7-4
David Johnson: 210-921 (3L)-4.4-10 (3L)
RECEIVING
Jordan Reed (TE): 59-630-10.7-5
Larry Fitzgerald: 78 (2L)-802-10.3-5
OFFENSE
426.4 (2L)
369.1
TAKE/GIVE
+2
-1
DEFENSE
369.6
294.0 (1L)
SACKS
Ryan Kerrigan: 9
Chandler Jones: 8
INTs
7 tied: 1
Marcus Cooper, D.J. Swearinger: 3
PUNTING
Tress Way: 43.5
Drew Butler: 41.5
KICKING
Dustin Hopkins: 100 (2L) (25/27 PAT; 25/31 FG)
Chandler Catanzaro: 67 (25/26 PAT; 14/17 FG)
NOTES
REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS has completed 84 of 116 (72.4 pct.) for 1,086 pass yards (362 per game) & 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.4 rating in past 3. Aims for 3rd in row on road with 400+ pass yards. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 3,540 pass yards…RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFC rookies with 461 rush yards & 4 TDs…In past 5, WR JAMISON CROWDER has 31 receptions for 442 yards (88.4 per game) & 3 TDs. Is averaging 8 receptions & 101 yards per game in past 3 on road. WR PIERRE GARÇON aims for 3rd game in row vs. Az. with TD catch. WR DE SEAN JACKSON aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Had 115 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. TE JORDAN REED had 10 receptions for 95 yards & 2 TDs in Week 12. Has 16 TD catches since 2015, most among NFL TEs…LB WILL COMPTON leads team with 89 tackles. LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 7.5 sacks in past 7 games. Has 1.5 sacks & FF in 2 career meetings. LB TRENT MURPHY has 7 sacks & 3 FFs in past 10...CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER passed for 250 yards & 2 TDs for 93.9 rating in last meeting. Aims for 3rd game in row at home with 300+ pass yards…RB DAVID JOHNSON leads NFL with 1,534 scrimmage yards (921 rush, 613 rec.) & 13 TDs (10 rush, 3 rec.). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in all 11 games in 2016. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch…WR LARRY FITZGERALDhas 20 receptions for 340 yards (113.3 per game) & 3 TDs in past 3 vs. Was. Since 2004, leads NFL in receptions (1,096) & rec. yards (14,168). WR MICHAEL FLOYD had rec. TD in last meeting. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had TD catch in Week 12. Had rec. TD in only career meeting (9/23/12 with Cin.)…LB CHANDLER JONES has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 6 home games with Az. Had sack in only career meeting (11/8/15 with NE). LB ALEX OKAFOR had 2 sacks in last meeting. CB MARCUS COOPER had career-high 9 tackles last week. S D.J. SWEARINGER had sack & FF in only career meeting (9/7/14 with Hou.). Had INT in Week 12.   
NEW YORK GIANTS (8-3) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-5)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

GIANTS
STEELERS
SERIES LEADER
44-29-3

STREAKS

2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Ben McAdoo: 0-0
Mike Tomlin: 1-1
LAST WEEK
W 27-13 at Cleveland
W 28-7 at Indianapolis
LAST GAME
11/4/12: Steelers 24 at Giants 20. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 216 yards & 2 TDs. Steelers RB Isaac Redman rushes for 147 yards & GW 1-yard TD w/ 4:02 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/26/08: Giants 21, Steelers 14. New York Giants QB Eli Manning passes for 199 yards & TD. Giants TE Kevin Boss has GW 2-yard TD catch with 3:07 remaining.
REFEREE
Terry McAulay
BROADCAST
FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 113 (NYG), 82 (Pit). XM: 230 (NYG), 82 (Pit).
STATS
PASSING
Eli Manning: 261-413-2902-20-10-90.1
Ben Roethlisberger: 242-373-2745-23-7-99.5
RUSHING
Rashad Jennings: 115-395-3.4-2
Le’Veon Bell: 151-699-4.6-3
RECEIVING
Odell Beckham Jr.: 65-915-14.1-8
Antonio Brown: 82 (1L)-998 (3L)-12.2-10 (T1L)
OFFENSE
335.9
364.8
TAKE/GIVE
-5
+4
DEFENSE
353.8
358.7
SACKS
Jason Pierre-Paul: 7
James Harrison: 4
INTs
Landon Collins: 5 (T2L)
Artie Burns (R): 2
PUNTING
Brad Wing: 47.2
Jordan Berry: 46.1
KICKING
Robbie Gould: 19 (13/16 PAT; 2/2 FG)
Chris Boswell: 62 (26/26 PAT; 12/16 FG)
NOTES
GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING has 1,174 yards (293.5 per game) with 13 pass TDs & 4 INTs for 110.6 rating in past 4 vs. AFC. Has 5 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 104 rating in past 2…RB RASHAD JENNINGS has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3…In past 6 vs. AFC, WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 41 receptions for 834 yards (139 per game) & 9 TDs. Has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 on road. Since entering NFL in 2014, ties for NFL lead with 33 TD catches. WR DWAYNE HARRIS had TD catch last week. Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD aims for 4th in row with rec. TD. Ranks 2nd among NFC rookies with 44 receptions & 476 rec. yards...DE JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 3 sacks, FF & 43-yard FR-TD in Week 12. Had sack in only career meeting. DE OLIVIER VERNON aims for 5th in row with sack. S LANDON COLLINS leads NFL safeties with 87 tackles & 5 INTs & ties for 1st with 3 sacks…STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has 6 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 114.7 rating in past 3. Has 110+ rating in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC East. Completed 70 pct. of passes for 221 yards & 3 TDs last week…RB LE’VEON BELL aims for 4th in row with rush TD. Has 477 scrimmage yards (159 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3. Leads NFL averaging 142 scrimmage yards per game…WR ANTONIO BROWN had 3 rec. TDs last week. Has 5 TD catches in past 4. Leads NFL with 82 catches & ties for league lead with 10 rec. TD. Since 2011, has 592 receptions & 7,924 rec. yards, both most in NFL. WR ELI ROGERS has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 vs. NFC East…LB JAMES HARRISON has 4 sacks in past 4. Is franchise leader with 78.5 sacks. CB WILLIAM GAY had sack, FF & INT in Week 12. Is 1 of 5 players in 2016 with sack, FF & INT in same game. S MIKE MITCHELL had INT last week. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS had sack & TFL in last meeting. Leads team with 82 tackles.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (6-5) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-6)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BUCCANEERS
CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER

8-2
STREAKS

2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Dirk Koetter: 0-0
Mike McCoy: 0-0
LAST WEEK
W 14-5 vs. Seattle
W 21-13 at Houston
LAST GAME
11/11/12: Chargers 24 at Buccaneers 34. Tampa Bay CB Leonard Johnson has 83-yard INT-TD. Buccaneers LB Adam Hayward returns blocked punt 29 yards for TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/12/04: Chargers 31, Buccaneers 24. San Diego RB LaDainian Tomlinson rushes for 131 yards & TD. Chargers LB Donnie Edwards has 30-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE
John Hussey
BROADCAST
FOX (4:25 PM ET): Sam Rosen, David Diehl, Holly Sonders (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 145 (TB), 81 (SD). XM: 228 (TB), 225 (SD).
STATS
PASSING
Jameis Winston: 249-406-2900-22-11-89.7
Philip Rivers: 251-399-3128-23-12-93.9
RUSHING
Doug Martin: 88-268-3.0-1
Melvin Gordon: 234-908-3.9-9
RECEIVING
Mike Evans: 73 (3L)-1020 (2L)-14.0-10 (T1L)
Tyrell Williams: 51-790-15.5-5
OFFENSE
363.5
371.2
TAKE/GIVE
+2
0
DEFENSE
369.3
361.1
SACKS
Gerald McCoy: 6
Melvin Ingram: 6
INTs
3 tied: 2
Casey Hayward: 6 (1L)
PUNTING
Bryan Anger: 45.6
Drew Kaser (R): 45.4
KICKING
Roberto Aguayo (R): 61 (22/24 PAT; 13/19 FG)
Josh Lambo: 95 (32/35 PAT; 21/24 FG)
NOTES
BUCCANEERS: QB JAMEIS WINSTON has 1,573 pass yards (262.2 per game) with 13 TDs & 3 INTs for 104.1 rating in past 6. Has 5 TD passes vs. 1 INT for 102.2 rating in past 3 on road…RB DOUG MARTIN had 119 scrimmage yards (68 rush, 51 rec.) in last meeting. Has 361 scrimmage yards (283 rush, 78 rec.) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 vs. AFC…WR MIKE EVANS ties for NFL lead with 10 rec. TDs. Has 5 TD catches in past 5 on road. In past 4, has 29 receptions for 425 yards (106.3 per game) & 4 TDs. TE CAMERON BRATE has TD catch in 3 of past 5…DT GERALD MC COY had 1.5 sacks in Week 12. Since 2012, leads NFL DTs with 37.5 sacks. Rookie DE NOAH SPENCEhad career-high 1.5 sacks last week. Leads NFC rookies with 5.5 sacks. LB LAVONTE DAVID aims for 3rd in row with FF. CB BRENT GRIMES leads NFC with 15 PD. S BRADLEY MC DOUGALD had INT last week...CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS passed for 3 TDs & 116.3 rating last week. Has 624 pass yards (312 per game) & 7 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 123.7 rating in past 2 vs. TB. Has 11 consecutive seasons with 3,000 pass yards, tied for 4th longest streak in NFL history…RB MELVIN GORDON has 758 scrimmage yards (151.6 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5. Ranks 4th in NFL with 908 rush yards & ties for 4th with 9 rush TDs…WR TYRELL WILLIAMS has 260 rec. yards (86.7 per game) & 3 rec. TDs in past 3. Aims for 4th in row with TD catch. WR DONTRELLE INMAN had 119 rec. yards & TD last week. Rookie TE HUNTER HENRY aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. Ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 5 TD catches. TE ANTONIO GATES has 3 rec. TDs in past 2 vs. TB. Has 109 career TD catches, 2nd most by TE in NFL history…CB CASEY HAYWARD leads NFL with 6 INTs. Has INT in 3 of past 4. In 7 games, rookie DE JOEY BOSA has 4.5 sacks, 8 TFL & FF.
SUNDAY NIGHT
CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-7) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-3-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

PANTHERS
SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER

5-3
STREAKS

4 of past 5
COACHES VS. OPP.
Ron Rivera: 1-3
Pete Carroll: 4-1
LAST WEEK
L 35-32 at Oakland
L 14-5 at Tampa Bay
LAST GAME
10/18/15: Panthers 27 at Seahawks 23. Carolina QB Cam Newton passes for 269 yards & has 2 TDs (1 passing, 1 rushing). Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushes for 78 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/18/15
REFEREE
John Parry
BROADCAST
NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car), 81 (Sea). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Car), 225 (Sea).
STATS
PASSING
Cam Newton: 189-339-2432-13-8-81.4
Russell Wilson: 238-368-2865-11-4-93.9
RUSHING
Jonathan Stewart: 127-461-3.6-7
Russell Wilson (QB): 47-159-3.4-1
RECEIVING
Greg Olsen (TE): 58-790-13.6-3
Doug Baldwin: 61-767-12.6-5
OFFENSE
352.8
341.9
TAKE/GIVE
-5
+5
DEFENSE
345.5
335.6
SACKS
Mario Addison: 6.5
Cliff Avril: 10 (T2L)
INTs
Thomas Davis: 3
Richard Sherman: 4
PUNTING
Michael Palardy: 46.7
Jon Ryan: 45.7
KICKING
Graham Gano: 78 (24/27 PAT; 18/22 FG)
Steven Hauschka: 84 (18/22 PAT; 22/25 FG)
NOTES
REMATCH of last year’s NFC Div. playoff game (Car, 31-24)…PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON passed for 246 yards & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) in Week 12. Had 269 pass yards & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in last regular-season meeting. Has 48 career rush TDs, most by QB in NFL history…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 7 rush TDs in past 6. Rushed for 106 yards & 2 TDs in 2015 Div…WR KELVIN BENJAMIN had TD catch last week. WR TED GINN JR.aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. TE GREG OLSEN leads NFL TEs with 790 rec. yards & ranks 2nd with 58 receptions. Incl. postseason, has 208 rec. yards (104 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 vs. Sea…DE KONY EALY has sack in 2 of past 3. LB THOMAS DAVIS had 7 tackles & INT in Week 12. Since 2012, is only NFL LB with 500+ tackles (502), 10+ sacks (14) & 10+ INTs (10). LB A.J. KLEIN had sack & FF last week. S KURT COLEMAN has 20 tackles (10 per game), FF & INT in past 2…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has 2,468 pass yards (274.2 per game), 18 TD passes & 2 INTs for 111.7 rating in past 9 at home…RB THOMAS RAWLS has 379 rush yards (94.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 at home...WR DOUG BALDWIN has 788 rec. yards (98.5 per game) & 8 rec. TDs in past 8 at home. In 10 career meetings, TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 64 receptions for 840 yards & 8 TDs. Since 2011, leads NFL TEs with 5,707 rec. yards & ranks 2nd with 58 TD catches…DE CLIFF AVRIL leads NFC with 10 sacks. Has 4.5 sacks in past 3 at home. LB BOBBY WAGNER leads NFL with 118 tackles. LB K.J. WRIGHT has 46 tackles (9.2 per game) & 2 sacks in past 5 games at home. Since 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 30 INTs. S KAM CHANCELLOR aims for 3rd game in row with INT.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 5
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (5-6) AT NEW YORK JETS (3-8)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

COLTS
JETS
SERIES LEADER
40-28

STREAKS

Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Chuck Pagano: 0-2
Todd Bowles: 1-0
LAST WEEK
L 28-7 vs. Pittsburgh
L 22-17 vs. New England
LAST GAME
9/21/15: Jets 20 at Colts 7. Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passes for 244 yards & 2 TDs. Jets WR Brandon Marshall has 7 catches for 101 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/14/12: Jets 35, Colts 9. Jets RB Shonn Greene rushes for 161 yards & 3 TDs. Jets QB Mark Sanchez passes for 2 TDs & has 109.0 rating.
REFEREE
Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST
ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harland, Boomer Esiason, Steve Tasker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 81 (Ind), 83 (NYJ). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Ind), 226 (NYJ).
STATS
PASSING
Andrew Luck: 236-375-2827-19-8-93.9OR
Scott Tolzien: 22-36-205-1-2-62.8
Ryan Fitzpatrick: 190-330-2252-10-13-72.2
RUSHING
Frank Gore: 178-670-3.8-4
Matt Forté: 202-759-3.8-7
RECEIVING
T.Y. Hilton: 60-942-15.7-5
Brandon Marshall: 49-668-13.6-3
OFFENSE
352.4
335.1
TAKE/GIVE
-5
-13
DEFENSE
395.0
348.7
SACKS
Erik Walden: 8
Leonard Williams: 6
INTs
Darius Butler: 2
Marcus Gilchrist, Marcus Williams: 2
PUNTING
Pat McAfee: 50.1 (1L)
Lachlan Edwards (R): 43.1
KICKING
Adam Vinatieri: 88 (28/28 PAT; 20/22 FG)
Nick Folk: 70 (19/21 PAT; 17/20 FG)
NOTES
COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK has 1,106 pass yards (276.5 per game) & 8 TDs for 93.4 rating in past 4. Has 120 TD passes in 1st 5 seasons, 5th most in NFL history…In past 2 vs. AFC East, RB FRANK GORE has 189 scrimmage yards (94.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs. Is 1 of 5 in NFL history with 12,500+ rush yards (12,710) & 400+ catches (405)…WR T.Y. HILTON ranks 2nd in NFL with 20 catches of 20+ yards. Is 5th in NFL with 942 rec. yards. Is 1 of 4 players in NFL with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 5 seasons. WR DONTE MONCRIEF had 122 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for 5th in row with TD catch…LB ERIK WALDEN is 1 of 5 NFL LBs with 8+ sacks (8) & 2+ FFs (2). LB D’QWELL JACKSON has 30 tackles & FF in past 3 meetings. DT HENRY ANDERSON had sack in last meeting…JETS: QB RYAN FITZPATRICK threw for 244 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Passed for 269 yards, 2 TDs & 115.2 rating last week…RB MATT FORTÉ has 508 scrimmage yards (101.6 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5. In past 2 vs. Ind., has 261 scrimmage yards (130.5 per game) & 2 rush TDs…WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 37 catches (12.3 per game) for 420 yards (140 per game) & 4 TDs in past 3 vs. Ind. Since entering league in 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 11,941 rec. yards & 931 catches. WR QUINCY ENUNWA led team with 109 rec. yards & had TD catch last week...CB DARRELLE REVIS had INT & 2 FRs in last game vs. Ind. DT LEONARD WILLIAMS has 5.5 sacks & 5 TFL in past 7 at home. ​

PLAYOFF RACES HEAT UP AS NFL SEASON ENTERS DECEMBER
As the calendar turns to December, the NFL playoff picture is starting to take shape. With five weeks remaining in the regular season, there are currently 24 teams either in or within two games of a playoff spot.
Over the past five seasons, the Carolina Panthers (19-5, .792) and Seattle Seahawks (19-5, .792) own the best record in the final month, which also includes regular-season games played in January. The New England Patriots (18-6, .750) lead the AFC. 
TEAM
WINS
LOSSES
PCT.
Carolina Panthers
19
5
.792
Seattle Seahawks
19
5
.792
New England Patriots
18
6
.750
Green Bay Packers
17
6
.739
Pittsburgh Steelers
17
6
.739

“The games in December are the most important regular-season games by far,” says NFL Network analyst and former NFL head coach STEVE MARIUCCI. “It’s extremely important to win in December and to make a run at the playoffs.”
As the NFL season enters the final month, four teams are racing towards the finish line with winning streaks of at least five games – Dallas (10), Miami (six), the New York Giants (six) and Oakland (five).
“The momentum is real for us right now,” says Cowboys tight end JASON WITTEN. “Our football team is a lot of fun. It’s neat to be a part of this and lead a great group of guys. Ten wins is good but they don’t hang any banners after 11 games. We have to continue to build here going into a critical stretch.”
That critical stretch begins on Thursday night when Dallas visits Minnesota (8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN/Twitter). The Cowboys enter December with the league’s best record (10-1) and a two-game lead over the Giants in the NFC East. Minnesota (6-5) begins the final month of the regular season just one game behind Detroit (7-4) for first place in the NFC North.
The week concludes with a pair of primetime contests with playoff implications. On Sunday night (8:30 PM ET, NBC), the Seahawks will host the Panthers in a matchup between teams that represented the NFC in each of the past three Super Bowls. Seattle (7-3-1) enters the contest with a three-game lead in the NFC West while Carolina (4-7) looks to stay alive in the NFC playoff hunt. On Monday night (8:30 PM ET, ESPN), the Indianapolis Colts will visit the New York Jets. The Colts (5-6) sit just one game behind the AFC South leading Houston Texans (6-5) in the division race. Some of the key contests in Week 13:
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) at MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5) (Thursday, NBC/NFLN/Twitter, 8:25 PM ET)                
  • The Cowboys have won 10 games in a row, including a 31-26 win over Washington on Thanksgiving. Rookie quarterback DAK PRESCOTT has posted a 100+ passer rating in nine of the team’s 10 victories and rookie running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads the NFL with 1,199 rushing yards.
  • The Vikings rank second in the NFL – and lead the NFC – with a +12 turnover differential. CornerbackXAVIER RHODES has four interceptions, tied for the second-most in the conference. In Week 11 against Arizona, Rhodes had two interceptions, including a franchise-record 100-yard interception-return touchdown.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (8-3) at ATLANTA FALCONS (7-4) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)                
  • The Chiefs improved to 8-3 with a 30-27 overtime victory at Denver on Sunday night. Rookie wide receiver TYREEK HILL had a kickoff-return touchdown, a rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown in the game, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat since Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS in 1965.  
  • The Falcons maintained their lead in the NFC South with a 38-19 victory over Arizona. QuarterbackMATT RYAN passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns – both to wide receiver TAYLOR GABRIEL– and became the first player in NFL history to pass for at least 200 yards in 50 consecutive games. 
MIAMI DOLPHINS (7-4) at BALTIMORE RAVENS (6-5) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)
  • The Dolphins, led by rookie head coach ADAM GASE, have won six consecutive games, the longest current streak in the AFC. Last week, quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL passed for 285 yards and three touchdowns in Miami’s 31-24 victory over San Francisco.
  • The Ravens enter December tied with Pittsburgh for the top spot in the AFC North. In Week 12, Baltimore defeated Cincinnati 19-14 behind JUSTIN TUCKER’s four field goals. Tucker made three field goals of at least 50 yards in the first half and is the only player in league history to accomplish the feat.  
DETROIT LIONS (7-4) at NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-6) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)                
  • The Lions have won three games in a row and took over sole possession of first place in the NFC North with a 16-13 win over Minnesota on Thanksgiving. Cornerback DARIUS SLAY had a key fourth-quarter interception with 38 seconds remaining to set up MATT PRATER’s game-winning field goal as time expired. Detroit is the first team in NFL history to have each of its first 11 games decided by seven points or fewer. 
     
  • The Saints defeated Los Angeles 49-21 last week as quarterback DREW BREES passed for 310 yards with four touchdowns and rushed for one touchdown. Brees has three career games with at least four touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown, the most in NFL history. This season, Brees has 30 touchdown passes and extended his NFL-record streak to nine consecutive seasons with at least 30 TD passes. He has nine career seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE and PEYTON MANNING for the most in NFL history. 
BUFFALO BILLS (6-5) at OAKLAND RAIDERS (9-2) (Sunday, CBS, 4:05 PM ET)                
  • The Bills aim for their third consecutive win after last week’s 28-21 victory versus Jacksonville. Running back LE SEAN MC COY rushed for 103 yards and two touchdowns, including a 75-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage in the second half. McCoy has nine rushing touchdowns this season, tied for the second-most in the AFC.
  • The Raiders have won five games in a row, including last week’s 35-32 win over Carolina. After the Panthers scored 25 unanswered points to take an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter, quarterbackDEREK CARR guided the Raiders to the game’s final 11 points. Defensive end KHALIL MACKreturned an interception for a touchdown and had a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against the Panthers. He is the first player to have an interception-return touchdown, a sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the same game since CHARLES WOODSON in 2009.
NEW YORK GIANTS (8-3) at PITTSBURGH STEELERS (6-5) (Sunday, FOX, 4:25 PM ET)                
  • The Giants, led by rookie had coach BEN MC ADOO, have won six consecutive games and have the NFC’s second-best record at 8-3. Last week, the Giants knocked off the Browns 27-13 at Cleveland. Defensive end JASON PIERRE-PAUL had a career-high three sacks, a forced fumble and a 43-yard fumble-return touchdown in the win. He is the first player with at least three sacks and a 40+ yard fumble-return touchdown in the same game since 1982, the first year individual sacks became an official statistic. 
     
  • The Steelers defeated Indianapolis 28-7 on Thanksgiving night as quarterback BEN ROETHLISBERGER threw three touchdown passes to wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN. Brown leads the NFL with 82 receptions this season and is tied for the league lead with 10 touchdown catches. 
CAROLINA PANTHERS (4-7) at SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (7-3-1) (Sunday, NBC, 8:30 PM ET)                 ​
  • Over the past five seasons, the Panthers and Seahawks are tied for the league’s best record in December/January regular-season games (19-5, .792). The teams have combined to represent the NFC in each of the past three Super Bowls – Seattle (XLVIII and XLIX) and Carolina (50). The clubs have played in the Divisional Playoffs in each of the past two seasons with the teams splitting the two meetings. 
  • The Panthers have won 16 of their past 18 regular-season games played in December/January, outscoring opponents 509-307. Last season, quarterback CAM NEWTON had 15 touchdown passes with one interception for a 119.4 passer rating and rushed for three touchdowns in the final month (five games).
  • The Seahawks hold a three-game lead in the NFC West and are seeking their fifth consecutive postseason appearance. Quarterback RUSSELL WILSON is 12-2 (.857) in his career at home (including the playoffs) in games played after December 1.  

     
2016 NFL STANDINGS
American Football Conference
East Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
New England Patriots
9
2
0
.818
293
197
3-2
6-0
7-1
3-1
 2W
Miami Dolphins
7
4
0
.636
249
240
5-1
2-3
5-3
2-1
6W
Buffalo Bills
6
5
0
.545
281
236
3-2
3-3
3-4
1-3
2W
New York Jets
3
8
0
.273
196
266
1-4
2-4
3-5
1-2
3L












North Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Baltimore Ravens
6
5
0
.545
218
201
4-2
2-3
6-2
4-0
1W
Pittsburgh Steelers
6
5
0
.545
266
222
3-2
3-3
5-3
2-1
2W
Cincinnati Bengals
3
7
1
.318
213
245
2-2-1
1-5
3-5
1-2
3L
Cleveland Browns
0
12
0
.000
197
352
0-6
0-6
0-8
0-4
12L












South Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Houston Texans
6
5
0
.545
194
236
5-1
1-4
4-4
3-0
2L
Tennessee Titans
6
6
0
.500
308
296
3-3
3-3
3-5
1-3
1W
Indianapolis Colts
5
6
0
.455
270
301
3-3
2-3
3-5-0
2-2
1L
Jacksonville Jaguars
2
9
0
.182
214
293
1-4
1-5
1-7
1-2
6L












West Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Oakland Raiders
9
2
0
.818
307
275
4-2
5-0
6-1
2-1
5W
Kansas City Chiefs
8
3
0
.727
252
214
4-1
4-2
6-2
3-0
1W
Denver Broncos
7
4
0
.636
266
219
4-2
3-2
4-3
1-3
1L
San Diego Chargers
5
6
0
.455
313
291
3-2
2-4
4-5
1-3
1W












National Football Conference
East Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Dallas Cowboys
10
1
0
.909
316
213
5-1
5-0
6-1
3-1
10W
New York Giants
8
3
0
.727
231
213
5-1
3-2
5-3
2-1
6W
Washington Redskins
6
4
1
.591
280
264
4-2
2-2-1
4-3
2-2
1L
Philadelphia Eagles
5
6
0
.455
254
213
4-1
1-5
3-6
0-3
2L












North Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Detroit Lions
7
4
0
.636
247
238
5-1
2-3
5-2
2-2
3W
Minnesota Vikings
6
5
0
.545
218
192
4-1
2-4
4-5
1-3
1L
Green Bay Packers
5
6
0
.455
274
289
3-2
2-4
4-4
2-1
1W
Chicago Bears
2
9
0
.182
178
264
2-3
0-6
2-5
2-1
3L












South Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Atlanta Falcons
7
4
0
.636
358
302
3-2
4-2
5-3
3-1
1W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
6
5
0
.545
249
264
2-4
4-1
5-3
2-1
3W
New Orleans Saints
5
6
0
.455
334
307
3-3
2-3
4-3
1-2
1W
Carolina Panthers
4
7
0
.364
276
281
3-3
1-4
4-4
1-3
1L












West Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Seattle Seahawks
7
3
1
.682
224
187
5-0
2-3-1
3-3-1
1-1-1
1L
Arizona Cardinals
4
6
1
.409
245
228
3-2-1
1-4
3-4-1
2-1-1
2L
Los Angeles Rams
4
7
0
.364
170
236
1-4
3-3
3-5
2-1
2L
San Francisco 49ers
1
10
0
.091
228
344
1-5
0-5
1-7
1-3
10L


NFL WEEK 13 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, DECEMBER 1, 4-5
(All times local)
Byes: Cleveland, Tennessee


Thursday, December 1
Sunday, December 4 (cont’d)
Dallas at Minnesota, 7:25 PM (NBC/NFLN/Twitter)
Los Angeles at New England, 1:00 PM

Detroit at New Orleans, 12:00 PM
Sunday, December 4
Buffalo at Oakland, 1:05 PM
Kansas City at Atlanta, 1:00 PM
Washington at Arizona, 2:25 PM
Miami at Baltimore, 1:00 PM
New York Giants at Pittsburgh, 4:25 PM
San Francisco at Chicago, 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay at San Diego, 1:25 PM
Philadelphia at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM
Carolina at Seattle, 5:30 PM (NBC)
Houston at Green Bay, 12:00 PM
Denver at Jacksonville, 1:00 PM

Monday, December 5
Indianapolis at New York Jets, 8:30 PM (ESPN)

THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 12

CLOSE GAMESThere have been 135 games within one score in the fourth quarter through Week 12, the most such games in the first 12 weeks of a season in NFL historyThree teams – DETROIT, theNEW YORK GIANTS and WASHINGTON – have had all of their games within one score in the fourth quarter this season.
The most games within one score in the fourth quarter through Week 12 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES WITHIN ONE SCORE IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 12
2016
135
2013
124
2004
124
2015
123
2011
123
2007
123

Additionally, there have been 106 games decided by eight points or fewer and 99 games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 12, both the most such games in the first 12 weeks of a season in league annals.
In Week 12, Lions kicker MATT PRATER connected on two field goals in the final two minutes of regulation to give Detroit a 16-13 win over Minnesota. The Lions are the first team in NFL history to have each of its first 11 games decided by seven points or fewer.
The most games decided by eight points or fewer through Week 12 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES DECIDED BY EIGHT POINTS OR FEWER THROUGH WEEK 12
2016
106
2015
97
2012
95
2011
94
2003
94

The most games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 12 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES DECIDED BY SEVEN POINTS OR FEWER THROUGH WEEK 12
2016
99
2015
91
2011
89
2003
89
2013
86
2012
86
1988
86

-- NFL --
FOURTH-QUARTER COMEBACKSThrough Week 12, there have been 52 games in which a team that trailed in the fourth quarter came back to win, the second-most such games in the first 12 weeks of a season in NFL historyFive teams – BUFFALO, DETROIT, KANSAS CITY, NEW ENGLANDand OAKLAND – overcame a fourth-quarter deficit to win in Week 12.
The most games won by a team that trailed in the fourth quarter through Week 12:
SEASON
GAMES WON WHEN TRAILING IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 12
1989
54
2016
52
2012
51
2011
51
2015
50

Oakland quarterback DEREK CARR passed for 315 yards and two touchdowns in the Raiders’ 35-32 win over Carolina. Carr, who orchestrated the game-winning drive which culminated in kickerSEBASTIAN JANIKOWSKI’s 23-yard field goal with 1:45 remaining in the fourth quarter, has nine game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime since 2015, the second-most in the NFL(MATTHEW STAFFORD, 10).  ​​
-- NFL --
CLIMBING THE LADDERNew England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns in the Patriots’ 22-17 win at the New York Jets. The victory marked Brady’s 200th career win, including the postseason, tied with PEYTON MANNING for the most all-time.
Brady now has 60,229 career passing yards and became the fifth player in NFL history with at least 60,000 passing yards.
New York Giants quarterback ELI MANNING passed for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the Giants’ 27-13 victory at Cleveland. Manning has 47,089 career passing yards and surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer FRAN TARKENTON (47,003) for the eighth-most passing yards in NFL history.
The players with the most passing yards in NFL history:
PLAYER
CAREER PASSING YARDS

Peyton Manning
71,940

Brett Favre^
71,838

Drew Brees
64,490

Dan Marino^
61,361

Tom Brady
60,229

John Elway^
51,475

Warren Moon^
49,325

Eli Manning
47,089

Fran Tarkenton^
47,003

^Pro Football Hall of Famer
Arizona wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD had four receptions in the Cardinals’ 38-19 loss at Atlanta. Fitzgerald, who has 1,096 career receptions, surpassed Pro Football Hall of Famer TIM BROWN (1,094) for the fifth-most career receptions in NFL history.
The players with the most receptions in NFL history:​
PLAYER
CAREER RECEPTIONS

Jerry Rice^
1,549

Tony Gonzalez
1,325

Marvin Harrison^
1,102

Cris Carter^
1,101

Larry Fitzgerald
1,096

Tim Brown^
1,094

^Pro Football Hall of Famer
-- NFL --
ROLLING RODGERSGreen Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS completed 30 of 39 pass attempts (76.9 percent) for 313 yards and two touchdowns for a 116.7 passer rating in the Packers’ 27-13 win at Philadelphia.
The performance marked the 15th time in Rodgers’ career in which he attempted at least 30 passes and completed at least 75 percent of his throws, the fifth-most in NFL history.
The players with the most career games of at least 30 pass attempts and a completion percentage of 75 or higher:
PLAYER
CAREER GAMES WITH 30+ PASS ATTEMPTS AND 75+ COMPLETION PERCENTAGE
Drew Brees
40
Peyton Manning
26
Brett Favre^
17
Matt Ryan
16
Aaron Rodgers
15
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
-- NFL --

HISTORIC HILLKansas City rookie wide receiver TYREEK HILL had three touchdowns in the Chiefs’ 30-27 overtime victory at Denver. Hill scored on a three-yard run, a three-yard reception and an 86-yard kickoff-return.
Hill is the first player since Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS in 1965 to have a rush touchdown, receiving touchdown and kickoff-return touchdown in the same game. Sayers, who was a rookie in 1965, accomplished the feat on October 17 at Minnesota.
-- NFL --
GLORIOUS GINNCarolina wide receiver TED GINN, JR. had 115 receiving yards, including a career-long 88-yard touchdown catch in the Panthers’ 35-32 loss at Oakland.
Ginn, who has an 87-yard punt-return touchdown and three 100+ yard kickoff-return touchdowns in his career, is the fourth player in NFL history to have a receiving touchdown, punt-return touchdown and kickoff-return touchdown of at least 85 yards each in his career, joining ROBERT BROOKSSTEVE ODOM and EDDIE ROYAL.

2016 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 13
NFC
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) (at Minnesota (6-5), Thursday)​
Dallas clinches a playoff spot with: 
  1.  DAL win + TB loss or tie OR
  2.  DAL win + WAS loss
WEEK 14 (DECEMBER 11) SCHEDULE CHANGE:
SAINTS-BUCCANEERS MOVES TO 4:25 PM ET ON FOX

The NFL announced today a scheduling change for Week 14 on Sunday, December 11.
The New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be played on Sunday at 4:25 PM ET on Fox.
The Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions will be cross flexed to CBS.
Following is the final Week 14 NFL schedule (all times ET):

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8
          
OAKLAND AT KANSAS CITY
8:25 PM
NBC/NFLN/TWITTER
                                                 
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 11
          
PITTSBURGH AT BUFFALO
1:00 PM
CBS
SAN DIEGO AT CAROLINA
1:00 PM
FOX
CINCINNATI AT CLEVELAND
1:00 PM
CBS
CHICAGO AT DETROIT
1:00 PM
CBS
HOUSTON AT INDIANAPOLIS
1:00 PM
CBS
MINNESOTA AT JACKSONVILLE
1:00 PM
FOX
ARIZONA AT MIAMI
1:00 PM
FOX
WASHINGTON AT PHILADELPHIA
1:00 PM
FOX
DENVER AT TENNESSEE
1:00 PM
CBS
NEW YORK JETS AT SAN FRANCISCO
4:05 PM
CBS
NEW ORLEANS AT TAMPA BAY
4:25 PM
FOX
SEATTLE AT GREEN BAY
4:25 PM
FOX
ATLANTA AT LOS ANGELES
4:25 PM
FOX
DALLAS AT NEW YORK GIANTS
8:30 PM
NBC
           
MONDAY, DECEMBER 12
          
BALTIMORE AT NEW ENGLAND
8:30 PM
ESPN

NFL PLAYERS' CAUSES TAKE THE FIELD WITH
MY CAUSE, MY CLEATS CAMPAIGN

Players across league to wear custom cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable causes during Week 13 games

Causes promoted in collaboration with The Players’ Tribune

NFL players will have the chance to share the causes that are important to them during all Week 13 games, as part of the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign. The initiative is a culmination of 18 months of collaborative work between the NFL and players across the league, and it includes an online storytelling platform, in partnership with The Players’ Tribune. Throughout the season, participating players have worked with The Players’ Tribune to tell the stories behind their cleats via long-form features and profile cards. ​
More than 500 players are planning to showcase their causes on-field during games, and many have worked directly with Nike, Under Armour and adidas to design their cleats, which will arrive in locker rooms this week, and will be worn on-field for all Week 13 games. Some teams, including the New York Giants and Houston Texans, worked with an independent customizer to design cleats for players on the team who opted to participate in the campaign.
Every cleat tells a story. Panthers tight end GREG OLSEN’S cleat will tell the story of his son, T.J., who survived a heart defect in his infancy, and will raise awareness for congenital heart defects and the HEARTest Yard initiative. Chiefs safety ERIC BERRY, 2016 Comeback Player of the Year, will use his cleat to tell the story of his battle with cancer and help raise awareness for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (see photo above). Cowboys tight end JASON WITTENwill use his cleats to raise awareness about healthy relationships and mentoring, as part of his SCORE Foundation. Cardinals running back DAVID JOHNSON’S cleats will tell the story of his being bullied as a child and his work with STOMP Out Bullying to help other kids going through the same experience. Many players have opted to join forces in support of causes they care about, including five players who will wear cleats that tell the stories of communities in East Africa that receive desperately-needed clean water through the Waterboys initiative, spearheaded by New England Patriots defensive end CHRIS LONG.  Ten players across the league, including Cardinals safety TYRANN MATHIEU and Buccaneers wide receiver MIKE EVANS will wear gold cleats (see photo at right) that tell the story of treating all people with respect and dignity and sidelining racism through the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality (RISE) nonprofit organization. These are just a few examples of the causes important to players and the ways they’ll express their commitment. Beginning this week, players will start sharing images of their cleats and the stories behind them on social media, using the hashtag#mycausemycleats.
“One of the great NFL traditions is how our players passionately support important causes in their communities and around the globe every year,” said NFL Commissioner ROGER GOODELL.  “They are incredibly creative by nature so we are not surprised how they are seizing the opportunity this week with inspiring expressions of their charitable commitments on their cleats, online and through social media.”
In addition, players will have the opportunity to raise funds for the cause of their choosing by auctioning their cleats off at NFL Auction; 100% of funds raised will be donated to charities selected by players—all designated charities must have 501c3 status.  Players including Panthers linebacker THOMAS DAVIS are planning to use NFL Auction to raise funds for their causes. Davis will raise funds for the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation.
A special My Cause, My Cleats themed television spot started airing during yesterday’s games and will continue airing this week. The spot, which features Jets wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL designing his cleats with kids from his Project 375 foundation, which focuses on promoting awareness of mental health, can be viewed here.

THURSDAY NIGHT NOTES:
DALLAS COWBOYS (10-1) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (6-5)
December 1, 2016

Week 13 gets underway on Thursday night when the Minnesota Vikings host the Dallas Cowboys (NBC, NFL Network, Twitter; 8:25 PM ET). Led by the rookie duo of QB DAK PRESCOTT and RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, the Cowboys have won 10 games in a row, the longest regular-season winning streak in a single season in franchise history. Prescott leads all rookies with 2,835 passing yards, 18 touchdown passes and a 108.6 passer rating while Elliott leads the NFL with 1,199 rushing yards, the most by a rookie in franchise history. Minnesota’s defense ranks third in the league, allowing 307 yards per game. Vikings WR STEFON DIGGS ranks third in the NFC with 67 receptions and CB XAVIER RHODES ties for second in the conference with four interceptions, including a team-record 100-yard interception-return touchdown in Week 11. In the last meeting between the clubs (November 3, 2013), Dallas QB TONY ROMO threw a game-winning seven-yard touchdown pass to WR DWAYNE HARRISwith 35 seconds remaining in the Cowboys’ 27-23 win.
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

COWBOYS
VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER
Series tied: 11-11

STREAKS
2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Jason Garrett: 1-0
Mike Zimmer: 0-0
LAST WEEK
W 31-26 vs. Washington
L 16-13 at Detroit
LAST GAME
11/3/13: Vikings 23 at Cowboys 27. Dallas QB Tony Romo passes for 337 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 7-yard TD to WR Dwayne Harris with 35 seconds remaining. Cowboys DT Nick Hayden has FR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/17/10: Vikings 24, Cowboys 21. Minnesota WR Percy Harvin has 95-yard KR-TD. Vikings LB E.J. Henderson has 2 INTs & 9 tackles.
REFEREE
Tony Corrente
BROADCAST
NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Ian Eagle, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Dal), 81 (Min). XM: 88 (WW1). 226 (Dal), 225 (Min).
STATS
PASSING
Dak Prescott (R): 231-340-2835-18-2-108.6
Sam Bradford: 248-348-2415-12-3-98.3
RUSHING
Ezekiel Elliott (R): 243-1199-4.9-11
Jerick McKinnon: 106-316-3.0-1
RECEIVING
Cole Beasley: 58-647-11.2-5
Stefon Diggs: 67-747-11.1-2
OFFENSE
407.6
294.9
TAKE/GIVE
+3
+12
DEFENSE
362.2
307.0
SACKS
Tyrone Crawford: 3.5
Danielle Hunter: 7.5
INTs
Barry Church: 2
Xavier Rhodes: 4
PUNTING
Chris Jones: 46.5
Jeff Locke: 44.5
KICKING
Dan Bailey: 94 (34/34 PAT; 20/22 FG)
Kai Forbath: 13 (4/5 PAT; 3/3 FG)

NOTES
COWBOYSRookie QB DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in pass yards (2,835), pass TDs (18) & rating (108.6). In 5 career road games, has 1,350 pass yards (270 per game), 10 TDs & 1 INT for 119.5 rating…Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL with 1,199 rush yards & ranks 2nd in scrimmage yards (1,502) & rush TDs (11). Has 306 scrimmage yards (153 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 2 on road…WR COLE BEASLEY has 3 rec. TDs in past 3 on road. WR DEZ BRYANT has 49 TD catches since 2012, most in NFL. Has 5 rec. TDs in past 6. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had TD catch in Week 12. TE JASON WITTEN had 8 receptions for 102 yards & TD in last meeting. Ranks 2nd all-time among TEs with 1,072 receptions & 11,768 rec. yards…DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE has 7 sacks in past 7 on road. LB SEAN LEE ranks 2nd in NFC with 105 tackles. Aims for 9th in row on road with 8+ tackles. CB ORLANDO SCANDRICK had INT in last meeting…VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORD passed for 295 yards & TD for 103.4 rating in last meeting (11/8/15 with Phi.). Has passed for 1,261 yards (252.2 per game) with 7 TDs & 0 INTs for 109.2 rating in 5 games at home with Min…RB MATT ASIATA aims for 4th in row with rush TD…WR STEFON DIGGS ranks 3rd in NFC with 67 receptions. In past 4, has 40 receptions (10 per game) for 357 yards & TD. WR ADAM THIELEN has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 260 rec. yards (86.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home.TE KYLE RUDOLPH had TD catch in last meeting. Ties for NFC lead among TEs with 5 rec. TDs…DE EVERSON GRIFFENhad sack in last meeting. Has 28.5 sacks since 2014, 2nd in NFC. DE BRIAN ROBISON has 8 sacks in past 7 at home. Has 2.5 sacks in 2 career meetings. LB ANTHONY BARR had sack last week. S HARRISON SMITH aims for 12th in row with 6+ tackles. Has 390 tackles since 2012, 2nd among NFC safeties.   

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 12
​A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 27, the 12th week of the 2016 season. 
  • New England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 286 yards and two touchdowns – including the game-winner with 1:56 remaining in the fourth quarter – in the Patriots’ 22-17 win at the New York Jets. Including the postseason, Brady has 200 career victories, tied with PEYTON MANNING for the most in NFL history
    Brady has 60,229 career passing yards and became the fifth player in NFL history to reach 60,000 passing yards, joining PEYTON MANNING (71,940), BRETT FAVRE (71,838), DREW BREES (64,490) and DAN MARINO (61,361). 
  • New Orleans quarterback DREW BREES passed for 310 yards with four touchdowns (139.6 passer rating) and rushed for a touchdown in the Saints’ 49-21 win over Los Angeles. Brees, who extended his NFL-record streak to 60 consecutive home games with a touchdown pass, has three career games with at least four touchdown passes and a rushing touchdown, the most in NFL history. Brees (30) is also the second quarterback in NFL history to reach 30 career games with at least four touchdown passes(PEYTON MANNING, 35).  

    This season, Brees has 30 touchdown passes and extended his NFL-record streak to nine consecutive seasons with at least 30 TD passes. Brees has nine career seasons with at least 30 touchdown passes, tied for the most in NFL history with Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE and Manning.
  • Tennessee quarterback MARCUS MARIOTA threw two touchdown passes and had a 126.4 passer rating in the Titans’ 27-21 win at Chicago. Mariota, who is in his second season, has thrown multiple touchdown passes in eight consecutive games. That is the second-longest single-season streak in NFL history by a quarterback in his first two seasons, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO’s streak of 10 games in 1984, his second season. 
  • Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN passed for 269 yards and two touchdowns for a 106.1 passer rating in the Falcons’ 38-19 win over Arizona. Ryan is thefirst player in NFL history to pass for at least 200 yards in 50 consecutive games
    Arizona running back DAVID JOHNSON had 161 scrimmage yards (103 receiving, 58 rushing) and a touchdown catch for the Cardinals. Johnson, who has gained at least 100 scrimmage yards in all 11 of Arizona’s games this season, joined EDGERRIN JAMES (2000 and 2005) as the only players in NFL history with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of his team’s first 11 games of a season. 
  • San Diego quarterback PHILIP RIVERS passed for 242 yards and three touchdowns for a 116.3 passer rating in the Chargers’ 21-13 win at Houston. Rivers, who has 3,128 passing yards this season, recorded his 11th consecutive season with 3,000 passing yards, tied for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (18),PEYTON MANNING (13) and DREW BREES (13) are the only quarterbacks with longer streaks. Brees extended his streak to 13 consecutive seasons last week.  
  • New York Giants defensive end JASON PIERRE-PAUL had a career-high three sacks, a forced fumble and a 43-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Giants’ 27-13 win at Cleveland. Pierre-Paul, who recorded his 50th career sack, is the first player with at least three sacks and a fumble-return touchdown of at least 40 yards in the same game since 1982, the first year individual sacks became an official statistic. 
  • Baltimore kicker JUSTIN TUCKER converted all four of his field-goal attempts in the Ravens’ 19-14 win over Cincinnati. Tucker, who connected on field goals of 57, 54 and 52 yards in the first half, is the first player in NFL history with three field goals of at least 50 yards in the first half of a game. His three 50+ yard field goals are tied for the most ever in a game and Tucker is the ninth player in league annals to accomplish the feat
    Dating back to last season, Tucker has successfully converted 34 consecutive field-goal attempts, the sixth-longest streak in NFL history. He is the only kicker in the NFL to make all of his field-goal attempts (27-for-27) this season (minimum 10 attempts). 
DE INTERÉS – DECIMOTERCERA SEMANA
COMBINACIÓN GANADORA. El mariscal de campo de New England TOM BRADY registró la 200ª victoria de su carrera (incluyendo postemporada) en el triunfo de los Patriots 22-17 visitando a los New York Jets la semana pasada, igualando a PEYTON MANNING (200) en mayor cantidad de victorias por un mariscal de campo titular en la historia de la NFL
Con una victoria contra Los Angeles el domingo, Brady se convertiría en el líder histórico en victorias (incluyendo postemporada) en la historia de la liga
Los mariscales de campo con las mayores cantidades de victorias en temporada regular y postemporada en una carrera en la historia de la NFL
JUGADOR 
EQUIPO(S) 
TRIUNFOS EN SU CARRERA
Tom Brady 
New England 
200
Peyton Manning 
Indianapolis, Denver 
200
Brett Favre^ 
Atlanta, Green Bay, NY Jets, Minnesota 
199
John Elway^ 
Denver 
162
        ^Miembro del Salón de la Fama 
Brady (200-61, .766) ostenta el porcentaje de triunfos más alto entre los mariscales de campo con al menos 50 titularidades en una carrera desde la fusión de 1970. Con una victoria sobre los Rams esta semana, se convertiría en el primer mariscal de campo en la historia de la NFL con una marca de 140 partidos por encima de .500 en cualquier punto en su carrera
Los mariscales de campo con los porcentajes más altos de victorias desde 1970 (mínimo de 50 titularidades)
JUGADOR 
TEMPORADAS 
TRIUNFOS 
DERROTAS 
EMPATES 
PORCENTAJE DE VICTORIAS 
Tom Brady 
2000-presente 
200
61
0
.766
Roger Staubach^ 
1969-1979 
95
35
0
.731
Russell Wilson 
2012-presente 
60
24
1
.712
Joe Montana^ 
1979-1994 
133
54
0
.711
Peyton Manning 
1998-2015 
200
92
0
.685
      ^Miembro del Salón de la Fama 
Los Patriots llegan a la decimotercera semana con marca de 9-2, empatando con los Oakland Raiders (9-2) en la cima de la AFC. Con una victoria el domingo, los Patriots se asegurarían su 14ª temporada consecutiva con al menos 10 victorias, la segunda racha más larga de campañas con 10 triunfos en la historia de la NFL. Los San Francisco 49ers de 1983-1998 (16) representan la única franquicia con más temporadas consecutivas con al menos 10 victorias. 
Las franquicias con las mayores cantidades de temporadas consecutivas con 10 triunfos en la historia de la NFL
EQUIPO 
TEMPORADAS 
CAMPAÑAS CONSECUTIVAS CON 10 TRIUNFOS
San Francisco 49ers 
1983-1998 
16
New England Patriots 
2003-2015 
13*
Indianapolis Colts 
2002-2010 
9
      *Racha activa 
--- NFL ---
PRESCOTT RECIBE SU PAGAEl mariscal de campo de Dallas DAK PRESCOTT lidera a los novatos de la NFL en yardas aéreas (2,835), pases anotadores (18) e índice de pasador (108.6). Con dos pases anotadores el jueves por la noche en Minnesota, Prescott se uniría a CHARLIE CONERLY (22) como los únicos mariscales de campo novatos en lanzar al menos 20 pases anotadores en los primeros 12 juegos de su equipo
Las mayores cantidades de pases anotadores por un mariscal de campo novato en los primeros 12 juegos de su equipo
JUGADOR 
AÑO 
EQUIPO 
PASES ANOTADORES 
Charlie Conerly 
1948 
New York Giants 
22 
Marcus Mariota 
2015 
Tennessee Titans 
19 
Russell Wilson 
2012 
Seattle Seahawks 
19 
Peyton Manning 
1998 
Indianapolis Colts 
19 
Dak Prescott 
2016 
Dallas Cowboys 
18* 
 *A lo largo de 11 partidos 
--- NFL ---
FITZ ENTRE LOS MEJORESEl receptor de Arizona LARRY FITZGERALD registró cuatro recepciones en la derrota de los Cardinals 38-19 ante Atlanta la semana pasada, llevando el total de recepciones de su carrera a 1,096. 
Con siete recepciones contra Washington el domingo, Fitzgerald superaría a los miembros del Salón de la Fama CRIS CARTER (1,101) y MARVIN HARRISON (1,102) en la tercera mayor cantidad de recepciones en su carrera en la historia de la NFL
Los jugadores con las mayores cantidades de recepciones en la historia de la NFL
JUGADOR 
EQUIPO(S) 
RECEPCIONES 
Jerry Rice^ 
San Francisco, Oakland, Seattle 
1,549 
Tony González 
Kansas City, Atlanta 
1,325 
Marvin Harrison^ 
Indianapolis 
1,102 
Cris Carter^ 
Philadelphia, Minnesota, Miami 
1,101 
Larry Fitzgerald 
Arizona 
1,096 
Tim Brown^ 
Los Angeles, Oakland, Tampa Bay 
1,094 
         ^Miembro del Salón de la Fama
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NIÑO PRODIGIOEl mariscal de campo de Detroit MATTHEW STAFFORD construyó siete marchas definitorias de juegos en el último período o en la prórroga en 2016, a la vez que colaboró para que los Lions se convirtieran en el primer equipo en la historia de la NFL en registrar siete victorias tras haber estado detrás en el marcador en el último período en los primeros 11 partidos de un equipo en una temporada
Con una marcha definitoria del juego en el último período o en la prórroga en New Orleans el domingo, Stafford marcaría la mayor cantidad de tales marchas en una sola temporada desde la fusión de 1970
Las mayores cantidades de marchas definitorias de juegos en el último período o en la prórroga en una sola temporada desde 1970
JUGADOR 
AÑO 
EQUIPO 
MARCHAS GANADORAS DE PARTIDOS EN EL CUARTO PERIODO O EN LA PRÓRROGA 
Matthew Stafford 
2016 
Detroit Lions 
7*
Andrew Luck 
2012 
Indianapolis Colts 
7
Peyton Manning 
2009 
Indianapolis Colts 
7
Jake Delhomme 
2003 
Carolina Panthers 
7
Peyton Manning 
1999 
Indianapolis Colts 
7
Jake Plummer 
1998 
Arizona Cardinals 
7
Don Majkowski 
1989 
Green Bay Packers 
7
Brian Sipe 
1979 
Cleveland Browns 
7
   *A lo largo de 11 juegos 
ACUMULANDO YARDAS. El mariscal de campo de New Orleans DREW BREES lidera la NFL con 3,587 yardas aéreas esta temporada y lanzó al menos 3,500 yardas en 12 temporadas consecutivas, la segunda racha más larga en la historia de la NFLPEYTON MANNING lanzó 3,500 o más yardas en 13 temporadas consecutivas en el periodo 1998-2010. 
Con 413 yardas aéreas el domingo, Brees se convertiría en el primer mariscal de campo en la historia de la NFL en registrar 4,000 yardas aéreas a lo largo de los primeros 12 partidos de su equipo en una temporada dos veces en su carrera, habiendo también logrado tal hazaña en 2011. 
Los mariscales de campo con al menos 4,000 yardas aéreas en los primeros 12 juegos de su equipo
JUGADOR 
AÑO 
EQUIPO 
YARDAS AÉREAS A LO LARGO DE LOS PRIMEROS 12 JUEGOS DE UN EQUIPO
Peyton Manning 
2013 
Denver Broncos 
4,125
Drew Brees 
2011 
New Orleans Saints 
4,031
Andrew Luck 
2014 
Indianapolis Colts 
4,011
Drew Brees 
2016 
New Orleans Saints 
3,587*

*A lo largo de 11 juegos