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Tacleando la NFL: Notas recientes de la NFL



WHAT TO LOOK FOR – WEEK 15
STAYIN’ ALIVEWith three weeks to play in the regular season, 26 teams remain in contention for a trip to Super Bowl LI.
That is one off of the most teams (27) remaining in contention with three weeks to play since the NFL instituted the 16-game schedule in 1978. 
The most teams remaining in contention for a trip to the Super Bowl with three weeks to play since 1978: 
YEAR
TEAMS REMAINING IN SUPER BOWL CONTENTION
WITH THREE WEEKS TO PLAY
2004
27
1995
27
1982
27
2016
26
2015
25
2013
25
2006
25
1994
25
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BURSTING BROWNPittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had five receptions for 78 yards in the Steelers’ 27-20 win at Buffalo last week, increasing his season total to 93 receptions.
With seven receptions on Sunday at Cincinnati, Brown, who has had three consecutive 100-catch seasons since 2013, will tie Pro Football Hall of Famer MARVIN HARRISON (four from 1999-2002) for the most consecutive 100-catch seasons in NFL history. 
The players with the most consecutive 100-catch seasons: 
PLAYER
SEASONS
TEAM
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 100+ CATCHES

Marvin Harrison^
1999-2002
Indianapolis
4

Antonio Brown
2013-2015
Pittsburgh
3*

Brandon Marshall
2007-2009
Denver
3

Wes Welker
2007-2009
New England
3

Herman Moore
1995-1997
Detroit
3

Jerry Rice^
1994-1996
San Francisco
3

*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer


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DOMINANT DAVIDArizona running back DAVID JOHNSON had 121 yards from scrimmage (80 rushing, 41 receiving) in the Cardinals’ 26-23 loss to Miami last week, his record-tying 13th consecutive game with 100+ scrimmage yards to start a season (EDGERRIN JAMES, 2005). Johnson’s streak of 13 games in a row with 100 or more scrimmage yards is tied for the third-longest streak at any point in a single season in NFL history.  
With at least 100 scrimmage yards on Sunday against New Orleans, Johnson would surpass James for the most consecutive games with 100+ scrimmage yards to begin a season.
The most consecutive games with at least 100 scrimmage yards to start a season: 
PLAYER
SEASON
TEAM
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS
David Johnson
2016
Arizona
13*
Edgerrin James
2005
Indianapolis
13
Edgerrin James
2000
Indianapolis
12
Larry Brown
1972
Washington
10
*Active streak



Johnson would also tie Pro Football Hall of Famer MARCUS ALLEN (14, 1985) for the second-longest streak with 100 or more scrimmage yards at any point in a single season.
The most consecutive games with at least 100 scrimmage yards at any point in a single season:
PLAYER
SEASON
TEAM
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Barry Sanders^
1997
Detroit
15
Marcus Allen^
1985
L.A. Raiders
14
David Johnson
2016
Arizona
13*
Edgerrin James
2005
Indianapolis
13
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
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MARVELOUS MACKOakland defensive end KHALIL MACK ranks second in the AFC with 11 sacks this season and has recorded at least one sack in eight consecutive games.
With at least one sack on Sunday at San Diego, Mack would tie for the second-longest streak of consecutive games with a sack since it became an official stat in 1982. Mack would be the first player to record a sack in nine consecutive games in a single season.
The players with the most consecutive games with a sack since 1982: 
PLAYER
SEASON(S)
TEAM
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH A SACK
DeMarcus Ware
2007-2008
Dallas
10
Simon Fletcher
1992-1993
Denver
10
Dwight Freeney
2008-2009
Indianapolis
9
Kevin Greene^
1997-1998
San Francisco/Carolina
9
Bruce Smith^
1986-1987
Buffalo
9




Khalil Mack
2016
Oakland
8*
*Active streak

^Pro Football Hall of Famer

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TERRIFIC TRAVISKansas City tight end TRAVIS KELCE had five receptions for 101 yards in the Chiefs’ 21-13 victory over Oakland in Week 14, marking his fourth consecutive game with at least 100 receiving yards.
With 100 receiving yards on Sunday against Tennessee, Kelce would become the only tight end in NFL history with five consecutive games with 100 or more receiving yards. 
The tight ends with the most consecutive games with at least 100 receiving yards: 
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 100+ REC. YARDS
Travis Kelce
Kansas City
2016
4*
Jimmy Graham
New Orleans
2013
4
Jimmy Graham
New Orleans
2011
4
Tony Gonzalez
Kansas City
2000
4
*Active streak

NFL FOUNDATION NAMES SUSIE SPANOS AND STEVE TISCH
TO ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The NFL Foundation today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Joining the NFL Foundation Board are SUSIE SPANOS, philanthropist and wife of San Diego Chargers Chairman Dean Spanos, and STEVE TISCH, New York Giants chairman and executive vice president.
The NFL Foundation is the league's nonprofit organization that supports the health, safety and wellness of athletes, youth football and the communities which support the game. The Foundation works with the league, its 32 Clubs, and current and former players to give back to NFL communities. The NFL Foundation provided certified athletic trainers in underserved schools, refurbished fields for use by sports and community organizations, and various grants for the philanthropic efforts of more than 500 current and former NFL players in 2016.
"We are pleased to welcome Susie Spanos and Steve Tisch to the NFL Foundation Board," said NFL Foundation Chairman CHARLOTTE JONES ANDERSON. "Their dedication to philanthropy is impressive and we look forward to working together on important initiatives to support athletes and their communities."     
Susan Spanos is a fifth-generation Californian with a proud record of service to her community. She is on the board of the Chargers Community Foundation and is active in Foundation's Chargers Champions program. To date the Foundation has provided more that $15 million in financial support to youth, education and health programs in San Diego County. She was named Woman of the Year by the Leukemia Society of San Diego for her outstanding fundraising efforts on their behalf and Chaired the San Diego Zoo's annual RITZ Gala, raising a record breaking amount at the time. Susan and her husband Dean have two sons, Alexander (A.G.) and John, and reside in La Jolla. 
"I am excited and proud to join the members of the NFL Foundation in their important philanthropic work," said Spanos. "I look forward to continuing the Chargers' long-standing support of our community as a member of the Foundatio​n board and supporting the league's unwavering commitment to this important endeavor."
Steve Tisch has been involved with the New York Giants since his father, Preston Robert Tisch, purchased 50 percent of the franchise in 1991. He joined the organization as Executive Vice President in July 2005, and after his father passed away, assumed the additional title of Chairman. In May 2014, at a White House summit on youth and sports concussions, President Obama announced Steve's leadership gift to the David Geffen School of Medicine for the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT ​Program. The donation is the single largest gift from an individual to a medical center for a concussion-related initiative. The gift creates the first U.S. fellowship program to train pediatric neurologists who specialize in sports concussions, and establishes the world's most sophisticated research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment program for concussions and brain injuries with a particular emphasis on young athletes.
 "The NFL Foundation has a longstanding history of charitable giving and community impact," said Tisch. "I am honored to join the Board of Directors in their commitment to work on behalf of underserved communities and organizations across the country."
Spanos and Tisch join Chairman Charlotte Jones Anderson, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Dallas Cowboys; MICHAEL BIDWILL, president of the Arizona Cardinals; KIM PEGULA, owner of the Buffalo Bills; ARTHUR J. ROONEY II, president of the Pittsburgh Steelers; and LEONARD WILF, owner of the Minnesota Vikings on the NFL Foundation Board.

​DECOMIQUINTA SEMANA
JUEVES 15 DE DICIEMBRE

LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-9) EN SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1)
SERIE DE TEMPORADA REGULAR

RAMS
SEAHAWKS
LÍDER DE LA SERIE

21-15
RACHAS
Últimos tres

EeJ CONTRA OPONENTE
John Fassel: 0-0
Pete Carroll: 7-7
SEMANA PASADA
Derrota 42-14 recibiendo a Atlanta
Derrota 38-10 visitando a Green Bay
ÚLTIMO JUEGO
18/09/16: Seahawks 3 en Rams 9. El pateador de Los Angeles Greg Zuerlein convierte tres goles de campo y anota los nueve puntos. El apoyador de los Rams Alec Ogletree tiene nueve tacleadas, un balón suelto forzado y un balón suelto recuperado.
ÚLTIMO JUEGO EN LA SEDE
27/12/15: Rams 23, Seahawks 17. El corredor de los Rams Todd Gurley acarrea 83 yardas y una anotación. El apoyador de los Rams Akeem Ayers tiene ocho tacleadas y dos balones sueltos recuperados, incluyendo una anotación de 45 yardas devolviendo un balón suelto recuperado.
ÁRBITRO
Brad Allen
TRANSMISIÓN
NBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM, hora de New York): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (periodista desde el terreno). Westwood Un: Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 83 (LA), 81 (Sea). XM: 226 (LA), 225 (Sea).
ESTADÍSTICAS
PASANDO
Jared Goff (novato): 75-136-744-4-5-65.3
Russell Wilson: 286-443-3382-13-10-88.1
ACARREANDO
Todd Gurley: 227-740-3.3-5
Thomas Rawls: 72-293-4.1-2
RECIBIENDO
Kenny Britt: 63-937-14.9-5
Doug Baldwin: 74-878-11.9-5
OFENSIVA
286.2
357.6
INTERCAMBIO DE ERRORES
-11
0
DEFENSIVA
340.5
330.2
CAPTURAS
Aaron Donald: 7
Cliff Avril: 10
INTERCEPCIONES
Mark Barron: 2
Richard Sherman: 4
DESPEJES
Johnny Hekker: 47.6
Jon Ryan: 44.8
PATADAS DE UBICACIÓN
Greg Zuerlein: 68 (20/20 en puntos extra; 16/19 en goles de campo)
Steven Hauschka: 104 (23/27 en puntos extra; 27/30 en goles de campo)
NOTAS
RAMS.  EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO JARED GOFF, un novato, tiene cuatro pases anotadores en los dos juegos de su carrera de visitante. Tuvo el primer acarreo anotador de su carrera en la decimocuarta semana...EL CORREDOR TODD GURLEY acarreó 83 yardas y una anotación en el único encuentro en Seattle…EL RECEPTOR-DEVOLVEDOR DE DESPEJES TAVON AUSTIN tiene 22 anotaciones en su carrera (12 recibiendo, siete acarreando y tres devolviendo despejes). EL RECEPTOR KENNY BRITT tiene una recepción anotadora en dos de los últimos tres. Tiene nueve recepciones para 143 yardas y una anotación en los últimos dos contra Seattle. EL RECEPTOR BRIAN QUICK tuvo dos recepciones anotadoras en el último juego de visitante contra un rival de división...EL ALA DEFENSIVA ROBERT QUINN tiene cuatro capturas y dos balones sueltos forzados en los últimos cinco. Desde 2012, lidera la NFL con 18 balones sueltos forzados. Tiene 11 capturas en los 10  encuentros de su carrera. EL TACKLE DEFENSIVO AARON DONALD tiene dos capturas y un balón suelto forzado en los últimos tres. Tiene cuatro capturas y un balón suelto forzado en los cinco encuentros de su carrera. Desde 2014, lidera a los tackles defensivos de los NFL con 27 capturas. EL APOYADOR ALEC OGLETREE lidera el equipo y se ubica cuarto en la NFL con 117 tacleadas. EL APOYADOR MARK BARRON tiene 18 tacleadas y una intercepción en los últimos dos contra equipos de la NFC Oeste…SEAHAWKS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO RUSSELL WILSON tiene 23 pases anotadores, contra cuatro intercepciones, para un índice de 105.9 en los últimos 14 en casa. Tiene 792 yardas por aire (264 por juego) con seis anotaciones, una intercepción, y un índice de 111.9 en los últimos tres en casa contra equipos de la NFC Oeste...EL CORREDOR THOMAS RAWLS tiene 485 yardas terrestres (97 por juego) y cinco anotaciones (cuatro acarreando y una recibiendo) en los últimos cinco en casa…EL RECEPTOR DOUG BALDWIN tuvo ocho recepciones para 118 yardas y una anotación en el último encuentro en casa. Desde 2015, se ubica segundo en la NFC con 19 recepciones anotadoras. Desde 2012, EL ALA CERRADA JIMMY GRAHAM lidera los alas cerradas de la NFL con 42 recepciones anotadoras y se ubica segundo con 4,476 yardas recibiendo. Busca su cuarto en línea en casa con alguna recepción anotadora…EL ALA DEFENSIVA CLIFF AVRIL se ubica cuarto en la NFC con 10 capturas. EL APOYADOR BOBBY WAGNER lidera la NFL con 139 tacleadas. EL APOYADOR K.J. WRIGHT tiene 49 tacleadas (8.2 por juego), dos capturas y un balón suelto forzado en los últimos sies en casa. Desde 2011, EL ESQUINERO RICHARD SHERMAN lidera la NFL con 30 intercepciones.

DOMINGO POR LA NOCHE, 18 DE DICIEMBRE
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-5) EN DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2)
SERIE DE TEMPORADA REGULAR

BUCCANEERS
COWBOYS
LÍDER DE LA SERIE

11-4
RACHAS

Cinco de los últimos seis
EeJ CONTRA OPONENTE
Dirk Koetter: 0-0
Jason Garrett: 2-1
SEMANA PASADA
Victoria 16-11 recibiendo a New Orleans
Derrota 10-7 visitando a New York Giants
ÚLTIMO JUEGO
15/11/15: Cowboys 6 en Buccaneers 10. El mariscal de Tampa Bay Jameis Winston lanza 264 yardas y acarrea la anotación que define el pleito con 0:54 por jugarse. El receptor de los Buccaneers Mike Evans tiene 126 yardas recibiendo.
ÚLTIMO JUEGO EN LA SEDE
23/09/12: Cowboys 16, Buccaneers 10. El corredor de Dallas DeMarco Murray acarrea una anotación. El ala defensiva de los Cowboys DeMarcus Ware tiene dos capturas y dos balones sueltos forzados.
ÁRBITRO
Terry McAulay
TRANSMISIÓN
NBC (8:30 PM, hora de New York): ESPN en Latinoamérica, Eduardo Varela (relator) y Pablo Viruega (comentarista).
ESTADÍSTICAS
PASANDO
Jameis Winston: 285-462-3364-23-12-89.6
Dak Prescott (novato): 260-395-3139-20-4-102.7 (3º en NFL)
ACARREANDO
Doug Martin: 128-379-3.0-3
Ezekiel Elliott (novato): 287-1392 (1º en NFL)-4.9-12 (2ºE en NFL)
RECIBIENDO
Mike Evans: 80 (3º en NFL)-1100-13.8-10 (3º en NFL)
Cole Beasley: 64-711-11.1-5
OFENSIVA
355.2
385.2
INTERCAMBIO DE ERRORES
+6
+2
DEFENSIVA
360.5
350.9
CAPTURAS
Gerald McCoy: 7
Tyrone Crawford: 4.5
INTERCEPCIONES
Brent Grimes: 3
Barry Church: 2
DESPEJES
Bryan Anger: 45.9
Chris Jones: 45.7
PATADAS DE UBICACIÓN
Roberto Aguayo (novato): 79 (25/27 en puntos extra; 18/25 en goles de campo)
Dan Bailey: 100 (37/37 en puntos extra; 21/24 en goles de campo)
NOTAS
BUCCANEERS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO JAMEIS WINSTON tiene 1,099 yardas por aire (274.8 por juego) y seis anotaciones, con dos intercepciones, para un índice de 100.2 en los últimos cuatro fuera de casa. Tiene índice de 90 o más en cinco de los últimos seis...EL CORREDOR DOUG MARTIN busca su tercero en línea con algún acarreo anotador. Está promediando 101.7 yardas desde la línea de golpeo por juego en los últimos 13 fuera de casa…EL RECEPTOR MIKE EVANS se ubica tercero en la NFL con 10 recepciones anotadoras. Tiene 25 recepciones anotadoras desde que ingresó en la liga, en 2014, empatando la segunda mayor cantidad en la NFC. EL ALA CERRADA CAMERON BRATE tiene seis recepciones anotadoras, empatando la mayor cantidad entre los alas cerradas de la NFL…EL TACKLE DEFENSIVO GERALD MC COY tiene seis capturas y dos balones sueltos forzados en los últimos nueve. Tiene 33.5 capturas desde 2013, la mayor cantidad entre los tackles defensivos de la NFL. EL ALA DEFENSIVA ROBERT AYERS busca su cuarto en línea con alguna captura. EL ESQUINERO VERNON HARGREAVES, un novato, tuvo la primera intercepción de su carrera la semana pasada. EL ESQUINERO BRENT GRIMES iguala el segundo puesto en la NFL con 17 pases defendidos...COWBOYS. Se aseguraron una plaza en la postemporada…EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO DAK PRESCOTT lidera a los novatos de la NFL en anotaciones aéreas (20) e índice de pasador (102.7). Tiene índice de 100 o más en 10 de las 13 titularidades en su carrera. Tiene ocho anotaciones contra una intercepción, para índice de 100.3 en los seis partidos de su carrera en casa… EL CORREDOR EZEKIEL ELLIOTT, un novato, lidera la NFL con 1,392 yardas terrestres y lidera a la NFC con 12 acarreos anotadores. Acarreó 107 yardas la semana pasada, su sexto juego con 100 yardas terrestres. Busca su sexto en línea con 100 o más yardas desde la línea de golpeo…EL RECEPTOR DEZ BRYANT tiene cuatro recepciones anotadoras en los últimos cuatro en casa. Desde 2012, lidera la NFL con 50 recepciones anotadoras. EL RECEPTOR TERRANCE WILLIAMS tuvo cinco recepciones para 76 yardas y una anotación la semana pasada. EL ALA CERRADA JASON WITTEN se ubica segundo en la historia entre los alas cerradas con 1,076 recepciones y 11,794 yardas recibiendo…EL ALA DEFENSIVA BENSON MAYOWA tiene dos capturas y un balón suelto forzado en los últimos dos. EL APOYADOR SEAN LEE tuvo 18 tacleadas en la decimocuarta semana. Tiene 258 tacleadas desde 2015, la mayor cantidad en la NFL. EL ESQUINERO ANTHONY BROWN, un novato, tuvo una intercepción la semana pasada.
LUNES POR LA NOCHE, 19 DE DICIEMBRE
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-8) EN WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-5-1)
SERIE DE TEMPORADA REGULAR

PANTHERS
REDSKINS
LÍDER DE LA SERIE

7-5
RACHAS
Últimos cuatro

EeJ CONTRA OPONENTE
Ron Rivera: 3-0
Jay Gruden: 0-1
SEMANA PASADA
Victoria 28-16 recibiendo a San Diego
Victoria 27-22 visitando a Philadelphia
ÚLTIMO JUEGO
22/11/15: Redskins 16 en Panthers 44. El mariscal de Carolina Cam Newton lanza 246 yardas y cinco anotaciones para un índice de 123.3. El corredor de los Panthers Jonathan Stewart acarrea 102 yardas y tiene una recepción anotadora.
ÚLTIMO JUEGO EN LA SEDE
04/11/12: Panthers 21, Redskins 13. El mariscal de Carolina Cam Newton lanza 201 yardas y tiene dos anotaciones (una pasando y otra acarreando). El ala defensiva de los Panthers Charles Johnson tiene dos capturas.
ÁRBITRO
Walt Coleman
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
Cam Newton: 213-398-2774-15-9-78.9
Kirk Cousins: 334-495-4045 (3º en NFL)-23-9-100.3
ACARREANDO
Jonathan Stewart: 162-577-3.6-8
Robert Kelley (novato): 128-587-4.6-5
RECIBIENDO
Greg Olsen (ala cerrada): 65-907-14.0-3
Pierre Garçon: 64-773-12.1-3
OFENSIVA
340.3
412.1 (2º en NFL)
INTERCAMBIO DE ERRORES
-2
+1
DEFENSIVA
362.5
370.6
CAPTURAS
Mario Addison: 7.5
Ryan Kerrigan: 11 (3ºE en NFL)
INTERCEPCIONES
Thomas Davis, Kurt Coleman: 3
Ocho empatados: 1
DESPEJES
Michael Palardy: 44.7
Tress Way: 43.9
PATADAS DE UBICACIÓN
Graham Gano: 93 (27/30 en puntos extra; 22/26 en goles de campo)
Dustin Hopkins: 114 (3º en NFL) (30/32 en puntos extra; 28/35 en goles de campo)
NOTAS
PANTHERS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO CAM NEWTON tiene 703 yardas por aire, con siete anotaciones, ninguna intercepción e índice de 122 en los tres encuentros de su carrera. Tiene 22 anotaciones (18 pasando y cuatro acarreando) en los últimos nueve fuera de casa…EL CORREDOR JONATHAN STEWART tiene cuatro anotaciones en los últimos cuatro fuera de casa. Busca su tercer partido de lunes por la noche consecutivo con algún acarreo anotador…EL RECEPTOR TED GINN JR. tiene alguna recepción anotadora en tres de los últimos cuatro. Tiene 195 yardas recibiendo (97.5 por juego) y dos anotaciones en los últimos dos fuera de casa. EL RECEPTOR DEVIN FUNCHESS tuvo una recepción anotadora en la decimocuarta semana. Desde 2013, EL ALA CERRADA GREG OLSEN lidera a los alas cerradas de la NFL en recepciones (299) y yardas recibiendo (3,835). Tiene 431 yardas recibiendo (107.8 por juego) y dos anotaciones en los últimos cuatro en lunes por la noche…EL TACKLE DEFENSIVO KAWANN SHORT tuvo dos capturas y un balón suelto forzado la semana pasada. EL APOYADOR THOMAS DAVIS tiene 1.5 captura, un balón suelto forzado y dos intercepciones en los últimos tres fuera de casa. EL PROFUNDO KURT COLEMAN tuvo una intercepción la semana pasada. Desde 2015, tiene 10 intercepciones, la mayor cantidad por un profundo de la NFC…REDSKINS. EL MARISCAL DE CAMPO KIRK COUSINS está tercero en la NFL con 4,045 yardas por aire y segundo con 334 pases completos. Tiene 1,083 yardas por aire (270.8 por juego), con 10 anotaciones, dos intercepciones e índice de 113.7 en los últimos cuatro en casa. EL CORREDOR ROBERT KELLEY se ubica tercero entre los novatos de la NFL con 587 yardas terrestres. Tiene cuatro acarreos anotadores en los últimos cuatro. EL CORREDOR MATT JONES busca su cuatro en línea en casa con algún acarreo anotador…EL RECEPTOR DE SEAN JACKSON tuvo cinco recepciones para 87 yardas y una anotación en el último encuentro. Tiene 22 anotaciones en su carrera de 60 o más yardas, la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia. EL RECEPTOR JAMISON CROWDER busca su cuarto en línea en casa con alguna recepción anotadora. Desde 2015, EL ALA CERRADA JORDAN REED se ubica segundo entre los alas cerradas de la NFL con 16 recepciones anotadoras…EL APOYADOR RYAN KERRIGAN tiene ocho capturas y dos balones sueltos forzados en los últimos ocho en casa. Se ubica segundo en la NFC con 11 capturas. EL ESQUINERO JOSH NORMAN jugó para Carolina por cuatro temporadas (2012-15). Desde 2015, iguala la mayor cantidad de balones sueltos forzados entre los esquineros de la NFL, con cinco.

​LAS CARRERAS POR CLASIFICAR SE CALIENTAN CUANDO 26 EQUIPOS SIGUEN CON POSIBILIDADES DE CONSEGUIR UN BOLETO PARA EL SUPER BOWL LI
-- La decimoquinta semana también tiene su retorno al fútbol americano de sábado por la noche, cuando los Dolphins visiten a los Jets por NFL Network --
Con tres semanas por jugarse en la temporada regular, el suspenso continúa creciendo al tiempo que los equipos hacen su último esfuerzo por llegar a la postemporada. Veintiséis equipos siguen con posibilidades de obtener un boleto para el Super Bowl LI.
El de los Dallas Cowboys es el únicos equipo que se aseguró una plaza en la postemporada. Así como se acercan las últimas tres semanas de la temporada regular, hay aún 11 lugares en la postemporadas por repartir.
Dallas (11-2) puede asegurarse tanto el título divisional de la NFC Este como quedar libre en primera vuelta con una victoria y una derrota de los New York Giants. Si los Cowboys ganan y el juego entre los Giants y Detroit terminan en empate, Dallas también se asegurará la ventaja de localía a lo largo de la postemporada de la NFC. Los Lions (9-4) pueden ganar la NFC Norte con una victoria y una derrota de Green Bay. Seattle (8-4-1) puede asegurarse la NFC Oeste con un triunfo o un caída de Arizona. Los Giants (9-4) pueden asegurarse una plaza en la postemporada con una victoria y derrotas de Washington, Green Bay y Minnesota.
New England (11-2) puede asegurarse el título divisional de la AFC Este y quedar libre en primera vuelta con un triunfo. Si los Patriots pierden en la decimoquinta semana, New England puede aún ganar la división con una derrota de Miami y todavía puede asegurarse quedar libre en primera vuelta con una caída de Miami y una derrota de Pittsburgh derrota o bien un triunfo de Kansas City. Kansas City (10-3) pueden asegurarse una plaza en la postemporada con una victoria o con derrotas de Denver y de Pittsburgh o Baltimore. Oakland (10-3) puede clasificar a la postemporada con una victoria. Hay también varios panoramas para Oakland para avanzar a la postemporada esta semana aún si los Raiders pierden.
La decimoquinta semana comienza el jueves por la noche, cuando los Los Angeles Rams visiten a los Seahawks (8:25 PM, hora de New York, NBC/NFLN/Twitter) en un duelo de la NFC Oeste. Los Rams ganaron cada uno de los últimos tres encuentros entre los equipos, incluyendo una victoria 9-3 en la segunda semana. Seattle está 13-2 (.867) en los últimos 15 partidos jugados en casa tras el 1 de diciembre, incluyendo postemporada (4-0).
La acción continúa el sábado por la noche (8:25 PM, hora de New York, NFL Network), cuando los Dolphins visiten a los New York Jets en un duelo de la AFC Este. Los Jets ganaron tres de los últimos cuatro encuentros entre los clubes, pero los Dolphins ganaron el choque de la novena semana entre los equipos, 27-23. Con registro de 8-5, Miami está justo en el medio de la lucha de la AFC por llegar a la postemporada con tres juegos por jugarse.
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 Cowboys reciben a los Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dallas, que la semana pasada vio cómo se terminaba su racha ganadora de 11 partidos, está buscando amarrar el título divisional y quedar libre en primera vuelta. Los Buccaneers ganaron cinco partidos consecutivos, empatando la racha actual más larga en la liga (Detroit), e ingresar en la decimoquinta semana con marca de 8-5, empatando con Atlanta en el primer puesto de la NFC Sur.
El lunes por la noche (8:30 PM, hora de New York, ESPN), los Washington Redskins reciben a los Carolina Panthers. Con registro de 7-5-1, Washington está en el medio de la carrera de la NFC por alcanzar la postemporada con tres semanas por jugarse. Carolina, campeón defensor de la NFC, ganó cuatro en línea contra los Redskins y buscan mantener con vida sus chances de llegar a la postemporada. Algunos de los duelos clave de la decimoquinta semana:
TENNESSEE TITANS (7-6) en KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (Domingo, CBS, 1:00 PM, hora de New York)
  • Tennessee ganó dos partidos en línea y está empatado con Houston en el primer puesto de la AFC Sur. Con tres partidos por jugarse, los Titans están en control para lograr el título divisional. La semana pasada, Tennessee derrotó a Denver 13-10 detrás de la actuación del corredor DE MARCO MURRAY, que acarreó 92 yardas y una anotación. Murray lidera la AFC con 1,135 yardas por tierra.
  • Los Chiefs ganaron ocho de sus últimos nueve partidos, incluyendo la victoria 21-13 de la semana pasada sobre Oakland. TYREEK HILL tuvo una anotación mediante retorno de despeje de 78 yardas y una recepción anotadora de 36 yardas en el triunfo contra los Raiders. Hill es apenas el tercer novato en la historia de la NFL –y primero desde el miembro del Salón de la Fama GALE SAYERS en 1965– en tener una recepción anotadora, un acarreo anotador, una anotación mediante retorno de despeje y una anotación mediante retorno de patada inicial en una misma temporada. 
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5) en CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-7-1) (Domingo, CBS, 1:00 PM, hora de New York)
  • Pittsburgh lidera la AFC Norte sobre Baltimore por un juego al llegar a la decimoquinta semana. La semana pasada, en Buffalo, el corredor LE’VEON BELL tuvo 298 yardas desde la línea de golpeo (236 acarreando y 62 recibiendo) y tres anotaciones en el triunfo de los Steelers 27-20, uniéndose al miembro del Salón de la Fama JIM BROWN como los únicos jugadores en la historia de la NFL con al menos 225 yardas por tierra, tres acarreos anotadores y 50 yardas recibiendo en un mismo juego. Con tres juegos por jugarse, Pittsburgh está en control para conseguir el título divisional de la AFC Norte.
     
  • Los Bengals mantuvieron intactas sus chances de alcanzar la postemporada con una victoria 23-10 en Cleveland la semana pasada. En la victoria sobre los Browns, el mariscal de campo ANDY DALTON lanzó dos pases anotadores al ala cerrada TYLER EIFERT mientras que el corredor JEREMY HILL acarreó 111 yardas y una anotación. 
DETROIT LIONS (9-4) en NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4) (Domingo, FOX, 1:00 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Lions mejoraron a 9-4 con la victoria 20-17 sobre Chicago de la semana pasada. Marcó la octava vez esta temporada en la que los Lions ganan tras haber estado en desventaja en el último período, la mayor cantidad de esa clase de victorias en una temporada en la historia de la NFL. El mariscal de campo MATTHEW STAFFORD, que registró la anotación que definió el pleito mediante un acarreo anotador de siete yardas con 3:17 por jugarse en el último período, lideró ocho marchas definitorias de partidos en el último período o en la prórroga esta temporada, la mayor cantidad por un mariscal de campo en una sola campaña desde la fusión de 1970. Con tres juegos por disputarse, Detroit está en control para lograr el título divisional de la NFC Norte y quedar libre en primera vuelta.
     
  • Los Giants derrotaron a Dallas 10-7 el domingo por la noche y así New York ascendió a un registro de 9-4 y permanece en control para lograr una plaza en la postemporada. El receptor ODELL BECKHAM JR. logró la anotación que definió el pleito mediante una recepción anotadora de 61 yardas tras pase del mariscal de campo ELI MANNING. Beckham tiene nueve recepciones anotadoras de al menos 60 yardas en su carrera, la segunda mayor cantidad por un jugador en sus primeras tres temporadas en la historia de la NFL (HARLON HILL, 10).  
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) en DENVER BRONCOS (8-5) (Domingo, CBS, 4:25 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Patriots, que derrotaron a Baltimore 30-23 el lunes por la noche, están acercándose al título divisional de la AFC Este y quedar libre en primera vuelta. Con una victoria, New England se convertirá en el primer equipo en la historia de la NFL en ganar ocho títulos divisionales consecutivos. Los Patriots permanecen en control para conseguir la ventaja de localía a lo largo de la postemporada de la AFC. Contra los Ravens, el mariscal de campo TOM BRADY lanzó 406 yardas y tres anotaciones. Brady tiene 52 victorias en su carrera en diciembre, igualando al miembro del Salón de la Fama BRETT FAVRE (diciembre) en la mayor cantidad de victorias por un mariscal de campo titular en cualquier mes calendario.
  • Los Broncos se encuentran a sí mismos en el medio de la carrera por clasificar a la postemporada en la AFC con marca de 8-5. Denver cierra la temporada contra tres equipos con dobles dígitos en la columna de triunfos: New England (11), Kansas City (10) y Oakland (10). El apoyador de los Broncos VON MILLER tiene 13.5 capturas esta temporada, empatando el liderazgo de la NFL. En el Juego de Campeonato de la AFC del año pasado contra los Patriots, Miller tuvo 2.5 capturas y una intercepción para que Denver avance al Super Bowl 50 con una victoria 20-18. 
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-5) en DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2) (Domingo, NBC, 8:30 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Buccaneers ganaron cinco partidos consecutivos y están empatados con Atlanta en el primer puesto de la NFC Sur. La semana pasada, Tampa Bay derrotó a New Orleans 16-11, cuando el corredor DOUG MARTIN logró la anotación terrestre y la defensiva de los Buccaneers registró tres intercepciones. Con registro de 8-5, Tampa Bay está en control para lograr una plaza en la postemporada.
  • El de los Cowboys es el único equipo en la NFL que se aseguró una plaza en la postemporada. Con una victoria y una derrota de los New York Giants esta semana, Dallas amarrará tanto el título divisional de la NFC Este como quedar libre en primera vuelta. Los Cowboys también tienen la chance de conseguir la preclasificación Nº 1 total en la NFC si ganan y a la vez el partido entre los Giants y los Lions termina empatado. El corredor novato EZEKIEL ELLIOTT acarreó 107 yardas la semana pasada –su sexto desempeño de 100 yardas esta temporada– y lidera la NFL con 1,392 yardas por tierra.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-8) en WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-5-1) (Lunes, ESPN, 8:30 PM, hora de New York)
  • Los Panthers derrotaron a San Diego 28-16 en la decimocuarta semana para mantener vivas sus expectativas de llegar a la postemporada. Los campeones defensores de la NFC están tres partidos detrás de Atlanta y de Tampa Bay en la NFC Sur con tres juegos por jugarse. Carolina ganó 12 de sus últimos 14 partidos de temporada regular en diciembre/enero, aventajando a sus oponentes por 127 puntos (382-255).   
  • Los Redskins mantuvieron a raya a su rival divisional Philadelphia con un triunfo 27-22 la semana pasada y permanecen en la lucha por llegar a la postemporada con tres semanas por jugarse. La semana pasada, el receptor DE SEAN JACKSON se alzó con una recepción anotadora de 80 yardas tras pase del mariscal de campo KIRK COUSINS. Jackson tiene 22 anotaciones en su carrera de al menos 60 yardas, la segunda mayor cantidad en la historia de la NFL (JERRY RICE, 23). Cousins lanzó 4,045 yardas esta temporada y es el único mariscal de campo en la historia de la franquicia en alcanzar las 4,000 yardas aéreas en temporadas múltiples. La temporada pasada lanzó 4,166 yardas, una marca de club. 
WEEK 15 - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15
LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-9) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

RAMS
SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER

21-15
STREAKS
Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
John Fassel: 0-0
Pete Carroll: 7-7
LAST WEEK
L 42-14 vs. Atlanta
L 38-10 at Green Bay
LAST GAME
9/18/16: Seahawks 3 at Rams 9. Los Angeles K Greg Zuerlein makes 3 FGs & scores all 9 points. Rams LB Alec Ogletree has 9 tackles, FF & FR.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/27/15: Rams 23, Seahawks 17. Rams RB Todd Gurley rushes for 83 yards & TD. Rams LB Akeem Ayers has 8 tackles & 2 FR, including 45-yard FR-TD.
REFEREE
Brad Allen
BROADCAST
NBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 83 (LA), 81 (Sea). XM: 226 (LA), 225 (Sea).
STATS
PASSING
Jared Goff (R): 75-136-744-4-5-65.3
Russell Wilson: 286-443-3382-13-10-88.1
RUSHING
Todd Gurley: 227-740-3.3-5
Thomas Rawls: 72-293-4.1-2
RECEIVING
Kenny Britt: 63-937-14.9-5
Doug Baldwin: 74-878-11.9-5
OFFENSE
286.2
357.6
TAKE/GIVE
-11
0
DEFENSE
340.5
330.2
SACKS
Aaron Donald: 7
Cliff Avril: 10
INTs
Mark Barron: 2
Richard Sherman: 4
PUNTING
Johnny Hekker: 47.6
Jon Ryan: 44.8
KICKING
Greg Zuerlein: 68 (20/20 PAT; 16/19 FG)
Steven Hauschka: 104 (23/27 PAT; 27/30 FG)
NOTES
RAMSRookie QB JARED GOFF has 4 TD passes in 2 career road games. Had 1st career rush TD in Week 14...RB TODD GURLEY rushed for 83 yards & TD in only meeting at Sea…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN has 22 career TDs (12 rec., 7 rush, 3 PR). WR KENNY BRITT has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 9 receptions for 143 yards & TD in past 2 vs. Sea. WR BRIAN QUICK had 2 rec. TDs in last road game vs. division...DE ROBERT QUINNhas 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 5. Since 2012, leads NFL with 18 FFs. Has 11 sacks in 10 career meetings. DT AARON DONALD has 2 sacks & FF in past 3. Has 4 sacks & FF in 5 career meetings. Since 2014, leads NFL DTs with 27 sacks. LB ALEC OGLETREE leads team & ranks 4th in NFL with 117 tackles. LB MARK BARRON has 18 tackles & INT in past 2 vs. NFC West…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has 23 TD passes vs. 4 INTs for 105.9 rating in past 14 at home. Has 792 pass yards (264 per game) with 6 TDs & 1 INT for 111.9 rating in past 3 at home vs. NFC West...RB THOMAS RAWLS has 485 rush yards (97 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 at home…WR DOUG BALDWIN had 8 receptions for 118 yards & TD in last home meeting. Since 2015, ranks 2nd in NFC with 19 rec. TDs. Since 2012, TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 42 TD catches & ranks 2nd with 4,476 rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch…DE CLIFF AVRIL ranks 4th in NFC with 10 sacks. LB BOBBY WAGNER leads NFL with 139 tackles. LB K.J. WRIGHT has 49 tackles (8.2 per game), 2 sacks & FF in past 6 at home. Since 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 30 INTs.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17
MIAMI DOLPHINS (8-5) AT NEW YORK JETS (4-9)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

DOLPHINS
JETS
SERIES LEADER

53-47-1
STREAKS

3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP.
Adam Gase: 1-0
Todd Bowles: 2-1
LAST WEEK
W 26-23 vs. Arizona
W 23-17 (OT) at San Francisco
LAST GAME
11/6/16: Jets 23 at Dolphins 27. Miami RB Jay Ajayi rushes for 111 yards & TD. Dolphins rookie KR Kenyan Drake has 96-yard GW KR-TD with 5:15 remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/29/15: Jets 38, Dolphins 20. New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick passes for 277 yards & 4 TDs for 118.9 rating. Jets WR Brandon Marshall has 9 catches for 131 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE
Pete Morelli
BROADCAST
NFLN (8:25 PM ET): Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Scott Graham, Mike Mayock. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Mia), 93 (NYJ). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Mia), 225 (NYJ).
STATS
PASSING
Matt Moore: 3-5-47-0-0-91.3
Bryce Petty: 55-94-574-2-4-65.6
RUSHING
Jay Ajayi: 193-956-5.0-7
Matt Forté: 214-792-3.7-7
RECEIVING
Jarvis Landry: 79-923-11.7-2
Brandon Marshall: 56-744-13.3-3
OFFENSE
326.7
333.8
TAKE/GIVE
+2
-16
DEFENSE
367.5
355.5
SACKS
Cameron Wake: 9.5
Leonard Williams: 7
INTs
4 tied: 2
Marcus Williams: 2
PUNTING
Matt Darr: 44.9
Lachlan Edwards (R): 43.0
KICKING
Andrew Franks: 73 (31/31 PAT; 14/18 FG)
Nick Folk: 83 (20/22 PAT; 21/24 FG)
NOTES
DOLPHINS: QB MATT MOORE led team on game-winning drive in relief last week. Looks to make 1st start since 1/1/12 vs. NYJ…RB JAY AJAYI had 111 rush yards & TD in last meeting. Has 839 rush yards (104.9 per game) & 5 TDs in past 8. Ranks 4th in NFL with 4.95 yards per carry average…WR JARVIS LANDRY has 15 catches for 190 rec. yards (95 per game) in past 2. Has 16 catches for 198 yards (99 per game) & TD in past 2 meetings. Has most receptions (273) in NFL history by player in 1st 3 seasons. WR DE VANTE PARKER aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. WR KENNY STILLS has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 vs. division…DE CAMERON WAKE had 2 sacks & 2 FFs in last meeting. Has 8.5 sacks & 3 FFs in past 8. Is 2nd in NFL with 79.5 sacks since 2009. LB KIKO ALONSO has 30 tackles, 2 INTs (incl. INT-TD), 2 FRs & FF in his past 4…JETS: QB BRYCE PETTYpassed for 257 yards last week…RB MATT FORTÉ aims for 4th meeting in row with rush TD. Has 310 scrimmage yards & 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 vs. Mia. RB BILAL POWELL had 2 rush TDs, incl. GW 19-yard TD in OT last week. WR BRANDON MARSHALL has 305 rec. yards (101.7 per game) & 2 TD catches in past 3 meetings. Since entering league in 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 938 catches & 12,017 rec. yards. WR QUINCY ENUNWA leads team with 4 rec. TDs. Rookie WR JALIN MARSHALL had 1st career rec. TD in last meeting…DT LEONARD WILLIAMS ties for 1st among NFL DTs with 7 sacks. CB MARCUS WILLIAMS has INT in 2 of past 3 meetings. Had sack last week. DE MUHAMMAD WILKERSON has 4 sacks in past 4 vs. Mia.
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 18
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-8) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (7-6)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

EAGLES
RAVENS
SERIES LEADER
2-1-1

STREAKS
2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Doug Pederson: 0-0
John Harbaugh: 1-1
LAST WEEK
L 27-22 vs. Washington
L 30-23 at New England
LAST GAME
9/16/12: Ravens 23 at Eagles 24. Philadelphia QB Michael Vick passes for 371 yards with TD & rushes for GW TD with 1:55 remaining. Eagles TE Brent Celek has 157 rec. yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/23/08: Ravens 36, Eagles 7. Baltimore S Ed Reed has 107-yard INT-TD. Ravens LB Jameel McClain blocks punt out of bounds for safety.
REFEREE
Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 132 (Phi), 108 (Bal). 380 (Phi), 229 (Bal).
STATS
PASSING
Carson Wentz (R): 317-498-3215-13-12-80.7
Joe Flacco: 358-549-3582-17-12-84.8
RUSHING
Ryan Mathews: 117-487-4.2-7
Terrance West: 165-652-4.0-5
RECEIVING
Jordan Matthews: 65-765-11.8-3
Dennis Pitta (TE): 65-547-8.4-2
OFFENSE
341.4
347.7
TAKE/GIVE
+1
+7
DEFENSE
344.5
311.5
SACKS
Fletcher Cox: 5.5
Terrell Suggs: 8
INTs
Rodney McLeod: 3
Eric Weddle: 4
PUNTING
Donnie Jones: 45.3
Sam Koch: 46.1
KICKING
Caleb Sturgis: 108 (24/25 PAT; 28/33 FG)
Justin Tucker: 115 (2L) (22/22 PAT; 31/32 FG)
NOTES
EAGLESRookie QB CARSON WENTZ aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards. Ranks 1st among NFL rookies in pass yards (3,215) & 2nd in TD passes (13). Is averaging 295.7 pass yards per game in past 3 vs. AFC...RB RYAN MATHEWS has 3 rush TDs in 3 career meetings. Has 4 rush TDs in past 5. RB DARREN SPROLES had TD catch last week. Is only player in NFL history with 30+ rec. TDs (30), 20+ rush TDs (21), PR-TD (7) & KR-TD (2)…WR JORDAN MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD. TE ZACH ERTZ has 19 receptions for 191 rec. yards (95.5 per game) & TD in past 2. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD…DT FLETCHER COX had 1.5 sacks in Week 14. Has 4 sacks & FF in past 4 vs. AFC. LB CONNOR BARWIN had sack in last meeting (10/21/12 with Hou.). CB LEODIS MC KELVIN had 29-yard INT-TD & 4 PD last week. CB NOLAN CARROLL has 4 PD in past 4 on road…RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO has 3 pass TDs vs. 1 INT in past 2 vs. Phi. In past 2, has 73 completions (36.5 per game) for 705 yards (352.5 per game) with 6 TDs for 105.0 rating…Rookie RB KENNETH DIXON had rec. TD last week. Has 238 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) in past 3…WR STEVE SMITH SR. ranks 13th in NFL history with 1,019 catches. TE DENNIS PITTA ties for 2nd among NFL TEs with 65 catches. WR BRESHAD PERRIMAN aims for 4th consecutive home game with rec. TD…LB TERRELL SUGGS is franchise leader with 114.5 sacks. S ERIC WEDDLE had 11 tackles, sack & INT last week. S LARDARIUS WEBB had FF in last meeting.LB ZACHARY ORR ranks 4th in NFL with 120 tackles. LB C.J. MOSLEY ties for lead among NFL LBs with 3 INTs…K JUSTIN TUCKER has made 9 FGs of 50+ yards, 2nd-most in season in NFL history.
CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-13) AT BUFFALO BILLS (6-7)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BROWNS
BILLS
SERIES LEADER
11-8

STREAKS

3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP.
Hue Jackson: 0-1
Rex Ryan: 2-0
LAST WEEK
L 23-10 vs. Cincinnati
L 27-20 vs. Pittsburgh
LAST GAME
11/30/14: Browns 10 at Bills 26. Buffalo DE Jerry Hughes has FF & 18-yard FR-TD. Bills S Da’Norris Searcy has 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/30/14
REFEREE
Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta. SIRIUS: 121 (Cle), 133 (Buf). XM: 387 (Cle), 230 (Buf).
STATS
PASSING
Robert Griffin III: 24-54-294-0-2-46.4
Tyrod Taylor: 226-373-2520-13-6-85.6
RUSHING
Isaiah Crowell: 155-718-4.6-5
LeSean McCoy: 186-976-5.2-10
RECEIVING
Terrelle Pryor Sr.: 63-858-13.6-4
Robert Woods: 43-522-12.1-1
OFFENSE
309.2
338.2
TAKE/GIVE
-10
+8
DEFENSE
396.9
355.4
SACKS
Emmanuel Ogbah (R): 4.5
Lorenzo Alexander: 10
INTs
Joe Haden: 3
Stephon Gilmore: 5 (T2L)
PUNTING
Britton Colquitt: 45.5
Colton Schmidt: 42.4
KICKING
Cody Parkey: 59 (14/15 PAT; 15/19 FG)
Dan Carpenter: 77 (32/36 PAT; 15/19 FG)
NOTES
BROWNS: QB ROBERT GRIFFIN III rushed for TD last week in 1st start since Week 1…RB ISAIAH CROWELLrushed for 113 yards last week. Has 209 scrimmage yards (157 rush, 52 rec.) in past 2. Is 1st Cle. RB with 1,000+ scrimmage yards (1,017) since 2012. RB DUKE JOHNSON JR. ranks 3rd among NFL RBs with 107 catches & 965 rec. yards since 2015…WR TERRELLE PRYOR SR. has 95+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Leads team with 63 catches, 858 rec. yards & 4 rec. TDs. TE GARY BARNIDGE is 1 of 4 NFL TEs with 100+ rec. (122), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,538) & 10+ TD catches (10) since 2015…LB JAMIE COLLINS led team with 15 tackles & had sack last week. CBs JOE HADEN (19 INTs, 100 PD) & TRAMON WILLIAMS (20 INTs, 95 PD) are 2 of 3 players with 15+ INTs & 95+ PD since 2010. Both had INT in last meeting vs. Buf. LB EMMANUEL OGBAHranks 6th among NFL rookies with 4.5 sacks. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY ties for 6th in NFL with 114 tackles…BILLS: QB TYROD TAYLOR has 5 pass TDs vs. 1 INT & 2 rush TDs in past 4 at home. Leads NFL QBs with 471 rush yards. Since 2015, is only QB with 5,000+ pass yards (5,555) & 1,000+ rush yards (1,039)…RB LE SEAN MC COY has 380 rush yards (95 per game) & 8 rush TDs in past 4 at home. Has 4 rush TDs in past 4. Had 136 scrimmage yards in last meeting (9/9/12 vs. Cle.). RB MIKE GILLISLEE has 6 rush TDs in past 8. RB REGGIE BUSH has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3 vs. Cle…WR ROBERT WOODS has 135 rec. yards in past 2 meetings. TE CHARLES CLAY WR SAMMY WATKINS both had rec. TD last week…DT KYLE WILLIAMS aims for 4th in row vs. Cle. with sack. In past 5 meetings, has 4 sacks, 7 TFL & FR. LB JERRY HUGHES has 2 FFs, 1.5 sacks & FR in past 2 meetings. LB LORENZO ALEXANDER ties for 6th in NFL with 10 sacks. Had INT & 2 PD last week. LB ZACH BROWN had INT in Week 14. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL with 100+ tackles (122), 3+ sacks (3) & 1+ INT (1).
GREEN BAY PACKERS (7-6) AT CHICAGO BEARS (3-10)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

PACKERS
BEARS
SERIES LEADER

93-92-6
STREAKS
5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.
Mike McCarthy: 14-7
John Fox: 3-6
LAST WEEK
W 38-10 vs. Seattle
L 20-17 at Detroit
LAST GAME
10/20/16: Bears 10 at Packers 26. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 326 yards & 3 TDs for 102.2 rating. Packers WR Davante Adams has 13 catches for 132 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/13/15: Packers 31, Bears 23. Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers passes for 189 yards & 3 TDs for 140.5 rating. Packers RB Eddie Lacy rushes for 85 yards & TD.
REFEREE
Ronald Torbert
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Lee, Ross Tucker. SIRIUS: 112 (GB), 83 (Chi). XM: 386 (GB), 226 (Chi).
STATS
PASSING
Aaron Rodgers: 327-502-3529-32 (1L)-7-101.1
Matt Barkley: 65-119-801-4-4-72.8
RUSHING
Aaron Rodgers (QB): 52-295-5.7-3
Jordan Howard (R): 194-969-5.0-5
RECEIVING
Jordy Nelson: 75-913-12.2-12 (1L)
Cameron Meredith: 44-588-13.4-3
OFFENSE
357.9
344.2
TAKE/GIVE
+1
-7
DEFENSE
347.7
326.5
SACKS
Nick Perry: 8
Willie Young: 7.5
INTs
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, Damarious Randall: 3
Tracy Porter: 2
PUNTING
Jacob Schum: 44.1
Pat O’Donnell: 43.7
KICKING
Mason Crosby: 97 (34/36 PAT; 21/25 FG)
Connor Barth: 69 (24/25 PAT; 15/19 FG)
NOTES
PACKERS: QB AARON RODGERS completed 18 of 23 (78.3 percent) for 246 yards with 3 TDs for 150.8 rating last week. Has 1,281 pass yards (320.3 per game) with 11 TDs & 2 INTs for 107.1 rating in past 4 on road. Has 18 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 107.7 in 8 career games at Chi…RB TY MONTGOMERY had 1st career rush TD in Week 14. RB JAMES STARKS has 2 TD catches in past 3 on road…WR JORDY NELSON has 8 rec. TDs in past 8 vs. division. In past 4 vs. Chi, has 430 rec. yards (107.5 per game) & 4 TDs. Leads NFL with 12 rec. TDs. WR DAVANTE ADAMS has 14 receptions for 311 yards (103.7 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 on road. Had 13 receptions for 132 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. WR RANDALL COBB has 7 TD catches in past 6 vs. Chi…Defense had 5 INTs last week. Rookie DE DEAN LOWRY aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB JULIUS PEPPERS has 142.5 career sacks, 5th-most all-time. LB CLAY MATTHEWS aims for 3rd in row at Chi. with INT. CB DAMARIOUS RANDALL had 2 INTs in Week 14…BEARS: QB MATT BARKLEY aims for 3rd in row with 90+ rating…Rookie RB JORDAN HOWARD had 110 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 24 rec.) last week. Has 499 rush yards (99.8 per game) & 5 rush TDs in past 5 at home. Ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 969 rush yards & ties for 2nd with 5 rush TDs…WR CAMERON MEREDITH had 6 receptions for 72 yards & TD last week. TE DANIEL BROWN had career-high 6 receptions in Week 14...DE AKIEM HICKS has 4 sacks & FF in past 2 at home. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. LB LEONARD FLOYD leads NFL rookies with 7 sacks. Has 3 sacks & FF in 3 games vs. NFC North. Has 3 sacks in past 2 at home. LB WILLIE YOUNG has 7.5 sacks in past 9 at home. Rookie LB NICK KWIATKOWSKI has 17 tackles, sack & 2 PD in past 2. Rookie CB CRE’VON LE BLANC had INT in Week 14.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-7-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

STEELERS
BENGALS
SERIES LEADER
57-35

STREAKS
Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.
Mike Tomlin: 14-5
Marvin Lewis: 8-19
LAST WEEK
W 27-20 at Buffalo
W 23-10 at Cleveland
LAST GAME
9/18/16: Bengals 16 at Steelers 24. Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger passes for 259 yards & 3 TDs. Steelers RB DeAngelo Williams has 132 yards from scrimmage & receiving TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/13/15: Steelers 33, Bengals 20. Pittsburgh RB DeAngelo Williams rushes for 2 TDs. Steelers CB William Gay has 23-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE
Bill Vinovich
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (Pit), 81 (Cin). XM: 385 (Pit), 225 (Cin).
STATS
PASSING
Ben Roethlisberger: 283-440-3254-25-11-95.0
Andy Dalton: 302-467-3555-16-6-93.8
RUSHING
Le’Veon Bell: 218-1053-4.8-6
Jeremy Hill: 195-788-4.0-8
RECEIVING
Antonio Brown: 93 (1L)-1130 (3L)-12.2-11 (2L)
Tyler Boyd (R): 48-526-11.0-1
OFFENSE
374.0
371.1
TAKE/GIVE
+2
+3
DEFENSE
342.7
357.3
SACKS
James Harrison: 5
Carlos Dunlap: 7
INTs
Artie Burns (R): 3
George Iloka, Dre Kirkpatrick: 3
PUNTING
Jordan Berry: 45.6
Kevin Huber: 46.1
KICKING
Chris Boswell: 71 (29/29 PAT; 14/18 FG)
Randy Bullock: 12 (3/4 PAT; 3/3 FG)
NOTES
STEELERS: QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER had 259 pass yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Has 8 pass TDs vs. 4 INTs for 96.9 rating in past 5…RB LE’VEON BELL rushed for team record 236 yards with 3 TDs & had 62 rec. yards last week. Is 1 of 2 players in NFL history (JIM BROWN, 1965) with 225+ rush yards, 3+ rush TDs & 50+ rec. yards in single game. Leads league with 161.6 scrimmage yards per game avg…WR ANTONIO BROWN has 204 rec. yards (102 per game) in past 2 at Cin. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 6. Leads NFL with 93 catches & ranks 2nd with 11 rec. TDs. Since 2011, has 603 catches & 8,056 rec. yards, both most in NFL. WR SAMMIE COATEShad 97 rec. yards in last meeting. TE XAVIER GRIMBLE had 1st career TD catch in last meeting…LB JAMES HARRISON has 5 sacks in past 6. Is franchise leader with 79.5 sacks. LB BUD DUPREE had career-high 2 sacks last week. CB ARTIE BURNS ties for lead among NFL rookies with 3 INTs…BENGALS: QB ANDY DALTON has 5 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs for 102.4 rating in past 3. Ranks 2nd in AFC with 3,555 pass yards…RB JEREMY HILL aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Had 142 scrimmage yards (111 rush, 31 rec.) & rush TD last week. Since 2015, ties for 2nd in NFL with 19 rush TDs…TE TYLER EIFERT has 4 TD catches in past 3. Leads NFL TEs with 18 TD catches since 2015. WR TYLER BOYD ranks 4th among NFL rookies with 48 catches & 5th with 526 rec. yards…DT GENO ATKINS had 2 sacks last week. Since 2010, leads NFL DTs with 49.5 sacks. LB VONTAZE BURFICT has 10+ tackles in 2 of past 3 vs. Pit. In past 6, has 63 tackles (10.5 per game), 5 PD, 2 INTs & FF. LB KARLOS DANSBY led team with 12 tackles & had sack last week. CB ADAM JONES had INT & 2 PD in last meeting. S GEORGE ILOKA had INT last week. DE CARLOS DUNLAP leads team with 7 sacks.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-11) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (7-6)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

JAGUARS
TEXANS
SERIES LEADER

18-11
STREAKS

Past 5
COACHES VS. OPP.
Gus Bradley: 2-5
Bill O’Brien: 5-0
LAST WEEK
L 25-16 vs. Minnesota
W 22-17 at Indianapolis
LAST GAME
11/13/16: Texans 24 at Jaguars 21. Houston QB Brock Osweiler passes for 2 TDs. Texans CB Kareem Jackson has 42-yard INT-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
1/3/16: Texans 30, Jaguars 6. Houston RB Jonathan Grimes has 2 TDs (1 rushing, 1 receiving). Texans CB Kareem Jackson has 27-yard INT-TD.
REFEREE
Ed Hochuli
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, Steve Tasker, Steve Beuerlein (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 119 (Jax), 145 (Hou). XM: 384 (Jax), 227 (Hou).
STATS
PASSING
Blake Bortles: 305-520-3187-21-15-77.9
Brock Osweiler: 274-459-2656-14-14-73.4
RUSHING
T.J. Yeldon: 120-432-3.6-1
Lamar Miller: 246-1010-4.1-4
RECEIVING
Allen Robinson: 57-639-11.2-6
DeAndre Hopkins: 60-701-11.7-4
OFFENSE
332.6
316.1
TAKE/GIVE
-17
-7
DEFENSE
316.4
318.5
SACKS
Yannick Ngakoue (R): 6
Whitney Mercilus: 5.5
INTs
3 tied: 1
Quintin Demps: 3
PUNTING
Brad Nortman: 46.0
Shane Lechler: 47.9
KICKING
Jason Myers: 80 (23/24 PAT; 19/24 FG)
Nick Novak: 103 (19/21 PAT; 28/33 FG)
NOTES
JAGUARS: QB BLAKE BORTLES passed for 265 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 7 pass TDs vs. 1 INT for 92.4 rating in past 3 vs. division. Since 2015, has 56 pass TDs, tied for 5th in NFL…RB T.J. YELDON had 90 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 31 rec.) last week. Is 1 of 7 in AFC with 1,000+ rush yards (1,172) & 500+ rec. yards (557) since 2015…WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 301 rec. yards (100.3 per game) & 2 TD catches in past 3 vs. Hou. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3 on road. Since 2015, ranks 3rd in NFL with 20 TD catches. WR MARQISE LEEhad 5 catches for 113 yards (22.6 avg.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road with rec. TD…Since 2014, LB TELVIN SMITH is 1 of 3 in NFL with 300+ tackles (323), 3+ FFs (3) & 2+ INTs (2). DE YANNICK NGAKOUEranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 6 sacks. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL with 6+ sacks (6), 4+ FFs (4) & INT in 2016.S JOHNATHAN CYPRIEN led team with 14 tackles & had FF last week. CB AARON COLVIN had sack in last meeting…TEXANSAim for 10th consecutive division win…QB BROCK OSWEILER had 2 pass TDs in last meeting. Is 4-0 as starter vs. division in 2016…RB LAMAR MILLER has 421 rush yards (105.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 vs. division. Ranks 6th in NFL with 1,010 rush yards. RB JONATHAN GRIMES had 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last home meeting…WR DE ANDRE HOPKINS has 285 rec. yards (95 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 meetings. TE C.J. FIEDOROWICZ aims for 3rd consecutive division home game with rec. TD…CB KAREEM JACKSON has INT-TD in each of past 2 meetings. LB WHITNEY MERCILUS has 6 TFL, 2 FRs & sack in past 3. Has 11 sacks, 3 FRs & FF in past 9 vs. division. LB BENARDRICK MC KINNEY is only player in NFL with 100+ tackles (114) & 4+ sacks (4). DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had sack & FF last week. Leads AFC DEs with 12 TFL.
TENNESSEE TITANS (7-6) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

TITANS
CHIEFS
SERIES LEADER

27-21
STREAKS

2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Mike Mularkey: 1-0
Andy Reid: 1-5
LAST WEEK
W 13-10 vs. Denver
W 21-13 vs. Oakland
LAST GAME
9/7/14: Titans 26 at Chiefs 10. Tennessee QB Jake Locker passes for 266 yards & 2 TDs for 111.4 rating. Titans CB Jason McCourty has 2 INTs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/7/14
REFEREE
John Hussey
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 146 (Ten), 93 (KC). XM: 383 (Ten), 228 (KC).
STATS
PASSING
Marcus Mariota: 249-398-3086-25-8-99.1
Alex Smith: 267-397-2831-12-5-92.7
RUSHING
DeMarco Murray: 250-1135 (2L)-4.5-9
Spencer Ware: 183-790-4.3-3
RECEIVING
Delanie Walker (TE): 51-687-13.5-6
Travis Kelce (TE): 70-916-13.1-3
OFFENSE
372.3
332.5
TAKE/GIVE
+2
+11 (3L)
DEFENSE
361.5
374.1
SACKS
Brian Orakpo: 10
Dee Ford: 10
INTs
Brice McCain, Jason McCourty: 2
Marcus Peters: 5 (T2L)
PUNTING
Brett Kern: 44.9
Dustin Colquitt: 45.3
KICKING
Ryan Succop: 87 (33/35 PAT; 18/20 FG)
Cairo Santos: 102 (27/29 PAT; 25/28 FG)
NOTES
TITANS: QB MARCUS MARIOTA has 21 pass TDs vs. 3 INTs for 117.7 rating in past 8. Ties for 2nd in AFC with 25 TD passes…RB DE MARCO MURRAY ranks 4th in NFL with 1,444 scrimmage yards. Ties for 4th in NFL with 12 total TDs (9 rush, 3 rec.). Since 2014, leads NFL in rush yards (3,682) & ties for 1st with 28 rush TDs…TE DELANIE WALKER had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 4 rec. TDs in past 6 on road. Ties for lead among NFL TEs with 6 rec. TD. WR RISHARD MATTHEWS has 5 TDs in past 6. WR KENDALL WRIGHT had TD catch in last meeting…CB JASON MC COURTY had 2 INTs in last meeting. In past 2 vs. KC, LB WESLEY WOODYARD has sack & INT. LB BRIAN ORAKPO leads team & ties for 3rd in AFC with 10 sacks. LB DERRICK MORGAN has 3.5 sacks in past 4. Since 2013, DT JURRELL CASEY ranks 4th among NFL DTs with 25.5 sacks. Rookie LB AARON WALLACE had 1st career sack last week…CHIEFSAim for 10th consecutive division win…QB ALEX SMITHpassed for 264 yards & TD for 95.7 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ yards per pass attempt avg.…RB SPENCER WARE ranks 5th in AFC with 99.3 scrimmage yards per game avg. RB CHARCANDRICK WESThad rush TD last week…TE TRAVIS KELCE is 1 of only 3 TEs in NFL history with 100+ rec. yards in 4 consecutive games. Leads NFL TEs with 70 catches & 916 rec. yards. WR TYREEK HILL is 3rd rookie in NFL history & 1st since GALE SAYERS (1965) to have rec. TD, rush TD, KR-TD & PR-TD in single season. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 9 total TDs (6 rec., 1 rush, 1 KR-TD, 1 PR-TD)…LB JUSTIN HOUSTON has 4.5 sacks in past 3. Has 3 sacks in past 2 meetings. Since 2012, ranks 3rd in NFL with 55 sacks. S ERIC BERRY had 15 tackles & PD in last meeting. Since 2015, CB MARCUS PETERS leads NFL with 13 INTs & 43 PD. Leads team & ties for 2nd in NFL with 5 INTs & 17 PD. LB TAMBA HALI has sack in 2 of past 3 vs. Ten. LB DEE FORD ties for 6th in NFL with 10 sacks.
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (6-7) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-6)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

COLTS
VIKINGS
SERIES LEADER
15-7-1

STREAKS
Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.
Chuck Pagano: 1-0
Mike Zimmer: 0-0
LAST WEEK
L 22-17 vs. Houston
W 25-16 at Jacksonville
LAST GAME
9/16/12: Vikings 20 at Colts 23. Indianapolis QB Andrew Luck passes for 2 TDs & 107.5 rating. Colts K Adam Vinatieri has 53-yard GW FG with 8 seconds remaining.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/14/08: Colts 18, Vikings 15. Indianapolis QB Peyton Manning passes for 311 yards & TD. Colts K Adam Vinatieri has 47-yard GW FG with 3 seconds remaining.
REFEREE
Jerome Boger
BROADCAST
CBS (1:00 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon. SIRIUS: 136 (Ind), 113 (Min). XM: 382 (Ind), 231 (Min).
STATS
PASSING
Andrew Luck: 282-448-3381-25-10-95.3
Sam Bradford: 304-427-2954-14-3-98.2
RUSHING
Frank Gore: 208-790-3.8-4
Jerick McKinnon: 129-388-3.0-1
RECEIVING
T.Y. Hilton: 78-1203 (2L)-15.4-6
Stefon Diggs: 78-861-11.0-2
OFFENSE
357.3
303.0
TAKE/GIVE
-5
+12 (2L)
DEFENSE
377.8
304.3 (2L)
SACKS
Erik Walden: 8
Danielle Hunter: 10.5
INTs
Darius Butler: 3
Xavier Rhodes: 4
PUNTING
Pat McAfee: 49.6 (1L)
Jeff Locke: 43.1
KICKING
Adam Vinatieri: 104 (35/35 PAT; 23/26 FG)
Kai Forbath: 35 (5/7 PAT; 10/10 FG)
NOTES
COLTS: QB ANDREW LUCK passed for 2 TDs & 107.5 rating in last meeting. Has 6 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 102.2 rating in past 2. Since entering league in 2012, has 126 pass TDs, 3rd most in NFL history by player in 1st 5 seasons…RB FRANK GORE ranks 8th in NFL history with 12,830 career rush yards. Has career-high 4 rec. TDs this season, incl. TD catch last week…WR T.Y. HILTON has 261 rec. yards (130.5 per game) in past 2. In past 4 vs. NFC, has 427 rec. yards (106.8 per game) & 3 TD catches. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 1,203 rec. yards.TE DWAYNE ALLEN had TD catch in last meeting…LB ROBERT MATHIS had sack in last meeting. Is franchise leader with 121 sacks. LB ERIK WALDEN is 1 of 4 AFC LBs with 8+ sacks (8) & 2+ FFs (2). CB VONTAE DAVIShad INT & 2 PD in last game at Min. (9/19/10 with Mia.). LB TRENT COLE had sack last week. Has 3 sacks & 4 TFL in past 3 vs. Min. LB EDWIN JACKSON led team with 10 tackles last week…VIKINGS: QB SAM BRADFORDcompleted 24 of 34 (70.6 pct.) for 292 yards & TD for 106.5 rating last week. Has 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.4 rating in 6 home games with Min...RB MATT ASIATA has TD in 4 of past 5. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD…WR STEFON DIGGS has 27 receptions in past 3 at home. Is averaging 84 rec. yards per game in past 5 vs. AFC. WR ADAM THIELEN has 346 rec. yards (86.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 at home. TE KYLE RUDOLPHhad TD in Week 14. Ties for NFL lead among TEs with 6 rec. TDs…DE DANIELLE HUNTER has 6.5 sacks in past 5. Ranks 3rd in NFC with 10.5 sacks. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had 2 sacks last week. Has 10 sacks in past 11 vs. AFC. DE BRIAN ROBISON aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has 3 sacks & FF in past 2 vs. AFC. CB XAVIER RHODES has 3 INTs, incl. 100-yard TD in past 5 at home. CB TERENCE NEWMAN has 2 INTs in past 4 vs. AFC.
DETROIT LIONS (9-4) AT NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

LIONS
GIANTS
SERIES LEADER
21-20-1

STREAKS

3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP.
Jim Caldwell: 2-0
Ben McAdoo: 0-0
LAST WEEK
W 20-17 vs. Chicago
W 10-7 vs. Dallas
LAST GAME
9/8/14: Giants 14 at Lions 35. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 346 yards & has 3 TDs (2 passing, 1 rushing). Lions WR Calvin Johnson has 7 catches for 164 yards & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/17/10: Giants 28, Lions 20. New York Giants QB Eli Manning passes for 177 yards & 2 TDs for 104.4 rating. Giants DE Osi Umenyiora has 2 sacks & 2 FFs.
REFEREE
Tony Corrente
BROADCAST
FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 135 (Det), 82 (NYG). XM: 381 (Det), 82 (NYG).
STATS
PASSING
Matthew Stafford: 312-468-3447-22-7-97.8
Eli Manning: 302-480-3290-23-13-87.8
RUSHING
Theo Riddick: 92-357-3.9-1
Rashad Jennings: 136-459-3.4-2
RECEIVING
Golden Tate: 71-820-11.5-3
Odell Beckham Jr.: 79-1109-14.0-9
OFFENSE
336.2
322.2
TAKE/GIVE
+4
-5
DEFENSE
350.2
349.3
SACKS
Kerry Hyder: 8
Olivier Vernon: 8
INTs
4 tied: 2
Landon Collins: 5 (T2L)
PUNTING
Sam Martin: 48.7 (2L)
Brad Wing: 46.5
KICKING
Matt Prater: 109 (25/27 PAT; 28/31 FG)
Robbie Gould: 25 (16/19 PAT; 3/3 FG)
NOTES
LIONS: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD has 2,290 pass yards (286.3 per game) with 17 TDs & 4 INTs for 106.5 rating in past 8 on road. Passed for 346 yards & had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) in last meeting...RB THEO RIDDICKleads NFL RBs with 5 rec. TDs & ranks 3rd with 53 receptions...WR GOLDEN TATE has 224 rec. yards (112 per game) & 2 TD catches in past 2 on road. Had 6 receptions for 93 yards in last meeting. WR ANQUAN BOLDIN had 8 receptions for 107 yards & TD in last meeting (10/11/15 with SF). Since entering NFL in 2003, ranks 3rd with 13,676 rec. yards…DE EZEKIEL ANSAH has 1.5 sacks in 2 career meetings. DE KERRY HYDERhas 6 sacks in past 6 on road. LB TAHIR WHITEHEAD leads team with career-high 107 tackles. Since 2013, S GLOVER QUIN ranks 2nd among NFL safeties with 16 INTs. S TAVON WILSON has INT in 2 of past 4...GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING had 2 TD passes & 104.4 rating in last home meeting. Is averaging 291.1 pass yards per game in past 7 at home…RB RASHAD JENNINGS had rush TD in last meeting. Has 295 scrimmage yards (98.3 per game) & TD in past 3 at home…WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 34 TD catches since entering NFL in 2014, tied for most in league. Has 6 rec. TDs in past 5 at home. Rookie WR STERLING SHEPARD has TD catch in 4 of past 5. Ranks 3rd among NFL rookies in receptions (51) & rec. yards (536) & ties for 2nd with 6 rec. TDs…DE OLIVIER VERNON has 7 sacks in past 6. DT DAMON HARRISON leads NFL DTs with 76 tackles. Rookie DE ROMEO OKWARA had 1st career sack last week. LB JONATHAN CASILLAS has 13 tackles, sack & FF in past 2.  CB JANORIS JENKINS had INT & FF in Week 14. Had INT in only career meeting (9/9/12 with Rams). S LANDON COLLINS is only player in NFL with 3+ sacks (3) & 5+ INTs (5). Leads NFL safeties with 100 tackles.     
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (5-8) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (5-7-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

SAINTS
CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER

15-13
STREAKS

2 of past 3
COACHES VS. OPP.
Sean Payton: 2-2
Bruce Arians: 1-1
LAST WEEK
L 16-11 at Tampa Bay
L 26-23 at Miami
LAST GAME
9/13/15: Saints 19 at Cardinals 31. Arizona QB Carson Palmer passes for 307 yards & 3 TDs for 122.8 rating. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald has 4 catches for 82 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/13/15
REFEREE
Carl Cheffers
BROADCAST
FOX (4:05 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). Westwood One: Steve Raible, Brady Poppinga. SIRIUS: 81 (NO), 137 (Ari). XM: 225 (NO), 233 (Ari).
STATS
PASSING
Drew Brees: 382-541-4170 (1L)-30 (T2L)-14-100.7
Carson Palmer: 300-493-3376-20-13-83.9
RUSHING
Mark Ingram: 150-772-5.1-3
David Johnson: 248-1085 (3L)-4.4-11
RECEIVING
Michael Thomas (R): 69-831-12.0-7
Larry Fitzgerald: 91 (2L)-892-9.8-5
OFFENSE
418.3 (1L)
363.8
TAKE/GIVE
-5
0
DEFENSE
366.7
298.5 (1L)
SACKS
Nick Fairley, Cameron Jordan: 5.5
Chandler Jones: 8
INTs
Sterling Moore: 2
Marcus Cooper: 4
PUNTING
Thomas Morstead: 48.4 (3L)
Drew Butler: 42.2
KICKING
Wil Lutz (R): 102 (39/40 PAT; 21/27 FG)
Chandler Catanzaro: 77 (29/32 PAT; 16/21 FG)
NOTES
SAINTS: QB DREW BREES is averaging 294.4 yards per game in 5 career meetings. Has 1,232 pass yards (308 per game) & 8 TDs for 95.9 rating in past 4 on road…RB MARK INGRAM had 122 scrimmage yards (98 rec, 24 rush) in last meeting. Has 3 TDs (1 rush, 2 rec.) in past 4 on road…WR MICHAEL THOMAS leads NFL rookies in receptions (69), rec. yards (831) & TD catches (7). Has 3 TDs in past 4 on road. WR WILLIE SNEAD had career-long 63-yard reception in last meeting. WR BRANDON COLEMAN had rec. TD in last meeting. TE COBY FLEENER had TD catch in only career meeting (11/24/13 with Ind.)…DE CAMERON JORDAN has 4 sacks, FF & 2 PD in past 7 on road. Has 2 sacks in 2 career meetings. DE PAUL KRUGER had 2 sacks in only career meeting (10/30/11 with Bal.). LB DANNELL ELLERBE has sack in 4 of past 5. S JAIRUS BYRD had 2 INTs in only career meeting (10/14/12 with Buf.). S VONN BELL ranks 2nd among NFL rookie safeties with 63 tackles. Aims for 3rd in row on road with PD…CARDINALS: QB CARSON PALMER has 2,094 pass yards (299.1 per game) with 11 TDs & 3 INTs for 93.9 rating in past 7 at home…RB DAVID JOHNSON has 100+ scrimmage yards in all 13 games in 2016. Is 2nd player in NFL history with 100+ scrimmage yards in 1st 13 games of season (EDGERRIN JAMES). Leads NFL in scrimmage yards (1,830) & TDs (15) & ranks 3rd in rush yards (1,085)...Since entering NFL in 2004, WR LARRY FITZGERALD is 1st in receptions (1,109) & rec. yards (14,258) & has 103 TD catches. WR J.J. NELSON has 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in past 2. WR BRITTAN GOLDEN had 1st career TD catch last week. TE JERMAINE GRESHAM had 2 rec. TDs in 11/16/14 meeting (with Cin.)...DT CALAIS CAMPBELL aims for 3rd in row with FF. Has 2 sacks, FF & PD in past 2 at home. LB CHANDLER JONEShas 6 sacks & 2 FFs in 7 home games with Az. Had sack in only meeting (10/13/13 with NE). CB MARCUS COOPER had INT last week. 
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-12) AT ATLANTA FALCONS (8-5)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

49ERS
FALCONS
SERIES LEADER
46-29-1

STREAKS
Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.
Chip Kelly: 0-1
Dan Quinn:0-1
LAST WEEK
L 23-17 (OT) vs. New York Jets
W 42-14 at Los Angeles
LAST GAME
11/8/15: Falcons 16 at 49ers 17. San Francisco QB Blaine Gabbert passes for 185 yards & 2 TDs. 49ers TE Garrett Celek has 2 TD catches.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/3/10: Falcons 16, 49ers 14. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan passes for 273 yards & TD. Falcons WR Harry Douglas has TD reception.
REFEREE
Gene Steratore
BROADCAST
FOX (4:05 PM ET): Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Chris Spielman, Peter Schrager (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (SF), 134 (Atl). XM: 226 (SF), 232 (Atl).
STATS
PASSING
Colin Kaepernick: 131-239-1577-11-3-85.4
Matt Ryan: 302-442-4050 (2L)-30 (T2L)-7-113.2 (2L)
RUSHING
Carlos Hyde: 191-879-4.6-6
Devonta Freeman: 182-791-4.3-7
RECEIVING
Jeremy Kerley: 48-516-10.8-3
Julio Jones: 72-1253 (1L)-17.4-5
OFFENSE
314.0
402.3 (3L)
TAKE/GIVE
-3
+8
DEFENSE
415.3
376.3
SACKS
Ahmad Brooks, DeForest Buckner (R): 5
Vic Beasley: 13.5 (T1L)
INTs
Gerald Hodges: 2
Deion Jones (R): 3
PUNTING
Bradley Pinion: 43.9
Matt Bosher: 48.0
KICKING
Phil Dawson: 81 (27/27 PAT; 18/21 FG)
Matt Bryant: 124 (1L) (43/44 PAT; 27/29 FG)
NOTES
49ERS: QB COLIN KAEPERNICK has 118.2 rating in 2 career starts vs. Atl. (incl. playoffs). Has 2 pass TDs, rush TD & 0 INTs in those 2. Has 2,250 rush yards since 2012, 3rd-most among NFL QBs…RB CARLOS HYDErushed for career-high 193 yards & had TD catch in Week 14. Has 436 rush yards (109 per game) in past 4.RB SHAUN DRAUGHN had rush TD last week…WR JEREMY KERLEY had TD catch in only meeting at Atl. (10/7/13 with NYJ). WR TORREY SMITH has 4 TD catches in past 7 on road…Rookie DE DE FOREST BUCKNERhad career-high 11 tackles & 2 sacks last week. Has 3 sacks in past 4 on road. CB JIMMIE WARD has sack, FF & INT in past 2. Ties for team lead with 12 PD. CB TRAMAINE BROCK had INT in 12/23/13 meeting. S JAQUISKI TARTT had 11 tackles & sack in Week 14...FALCONS: QB MATT RYAN has 2,604 pass yards (325.5 per game) & 16 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 112.4 rating in past 8 at home. Leads NFL in rating (113.2) & ranks 2nd in pass yards (4,050)…RB DEVONTA FREEMAN has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in past 3 at home. Had rec. TD in last meeting. RB TEVIN COLEMAN has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4…WR JULIO JONES leads NFL with 1,253 rec. yards. Has 21 receptions for 319 yards (159.5 per game) & 2 TDs in 2 career meetings (incl. playoffs). WR TAYLOR GABRIEL has 277 rec. yards & 4 TDs in past 4. Has 3 TDs in past 3 at home…DE DWIGHT FREENEYhas 2.5 sacks & FF in 3 career meetings. LB VIC BEASLEY had 3 sacks, FF & 21-yard FR-TD in Week 14. Has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 4 at home. Ties for NFL lead with 13.5 sacks & ranks 1st with 6 FFs. Rookie LB DEION JONES had 33-yard INT-TD last week, 2nd career TD. Ties for NFL rookie lead with 3 INTs. S KEANU NEALleads NFL rookies with 87 tackles. S RICARDO ALLEN has 14 tackles & INT in past 2 games.            
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) AT DENVER BRONCOS (8-5)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

PATRIOTS
BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER

26-20
STREAKS
4 of past 5

COACHES VS. OPP.
Bill Belichick: 7-10
Gary Kubiak: 2-3
LAST WEEK
W 30-23 vs. Baltimore
L 13-10 at Tennessee
LAST GAME
11/29/15: Patriots 24 at Broncos 30 (OT). Denver QB Brock Osweiler passes for 270 yards & TD. Broncos RB C.J. Anderson rushes for 113 yards & 2 TDs, incl. GW 48-yard TD in OT.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/29/15
REFEREE
Walt Anderson
BROADCAST
CBS (4:25 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (NE), 82 (Den). XM: 228 (NE), 82 (Den).
STATS
PASSING
Tom Brady: 233-340-2876-22-2-113.6 (1L)
Trevor Siemian: 230-376-2730-16-7-89.7
RUSHING
LeGarrette Blount: 248-1029-4.1-14 (1L)
Devontae Booker (R): 149-511-3.4-3
RECEIVING
Julian Edelman: 79-791-10.0-2
Demaryius Thomas: 76-925-12.2-5
OFFENSE
395.8
328.1
TAKE/GIVE
+3
+5
DEFENSE
338.1
310.7 (3L)
SACKS
Trey Flowers: 5
Von Miller: 13.5 (T1L)
INTs
Malcolm Butler: 2
Darian Stewart, Aqib Talib: 3
PUNTING
Ryan Allen: 44.3
Riley Dixon (R): 45.6
KICKING
Stephen Gostkowski: 97 (37/40 PAT; 20/24 FG)
Brandon McManus: 106 (28/29 PAT; 26/30 FG)
NOTES
REMATCH of last year’s AFC Championship game (Den., 20-18)…PATRIOTSAim for 5th win in row…In past 10 vs. Den., QB TOM BRADY has 2,814 pass yards (281.4 per game) with 21 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 96.0 rating. Has 2,876 pass yards, 22 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 113.6 rating in 9 games this season…RB LE GARRETTE BLOUNTleads NFL with 14 rush TDs. Is team’s 1st 1,000-yard rusher (1,029) since 2012. Since 2015, RB JAMES WHITEties for lead among NFL RBs with 8 rec. TDs…WR JULIAN EDELMAN has 199 rec. yards (99.5 per game) & 3 TDs in past 2 vs. Den. Aims for 6th in row with 7+ catches. Rookie WR MALCOLM MITCHELL has 4 rec. TDs in past 4. WR CHRIS HOGAN had 129 rec. yards, incl. 79-yard TD, last week…S DEVIN MC COURTY had INT last week. LB ROB NINKOVICH has 4 sacks, 2 FFs, FR & INT in past 6 meetings. DT MALCOM BROWN had sack in last meeting. CB LOGAN RYAN had 4 PD in last game vs. Den… BRONCOS: QB TREVOR SIEMIEN has 15 TDs vs. 4 INTs in past 9. Aims for 3rd in row with 300+ pass yards & 0 INTs…Rookie RB DEVONTAE BOOKER has rush TD in 2 of past 3 at home. RB JUSTIN FORSETT rushed for 129 yards in last game vs. NE (1/10/15, AFC Div. with Bal.)…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of past 5 vs. NE. Led team with 126 rec. yards last week. Since 2012, ranks 2nd in NFL with 478 catches. Is 1 of 4 in NFL with 5+ rec. TDs in each of past 5 seasons. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS has 362 rec. yards (120.7 per game) in past 3 meetings. Had 11 catches for 100 yards & TD last week…LB VON MILLER has 7.5 sacks, 10 TFL, 2 FFs, FR & INT in past 5 vs. NE (incl. playoffs). Had 2.5 sacks & INT in 2015 AFC CG. Has 18.5 sacks, 14 TFL, 4 FFs & INT in past 15 (incl. playoffs). Ties for NFL lead with 13.5 sacks. DE DEREK WOLFE had 9 tackles, 2 TFL & sack in last meeting. LB
DE MARCUS WARE aims for 4th consecutive meeting with sack. Is 8th in NFL history with 138.5 career sacks.
OAKLAND RAIDERS (10-3) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (5-8)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

RAIDERS
CHARGERS
SERIES LEADER
61-50-2

STREAKS
Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Jack Del Rio: 5-3
Mike McCoy: 3-4
LAST WEEK
L 21-13 at Kansas City
L 28-16 at Carolina
LAST GAME
10/9/16: Chargers 31 at Raiders 34. Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 317 yards & 2 TDs. Raiders WR Amari Cooper has 6 catches for 138 yards & TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
10/25/15: Raiders 37, Chargers 29. Oakland QB Derek Carr passes for 289 yards & 3 TDs for 137.7 rating. Raiders WR Amari Cooper has 133 receiving yards & TD.
REFEREE
John Parry
BROADCAST
CBS (4:25 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots. SIRIUS: 145 (Oak), 108 (SD). XM: 227 (Oak), 229 (SD).
STATS
PASSING
Derek Carr: 317-499-3492-24-5-96.0
Philip Rivers: 287-464-3589-27-17-90.0
RUSHING
Latavius Murray: 162-656-4.0-12 (T2L)
Melvin Gordon: 254-997-3.9-10
RECEIVING
Amari Cooper: 73-1010-13.8-4
Tyrell Williams: 55-905-16.5-6
OFFENSE
380.3
360.8
TAKE/GIVE
+15 (1L)
-5
DEFENSE
384.5
353.3
SACKS
Khalil Mack: 11 (T3L)
Joey Bosa (R): 6.5
INTs
Reggie Nelson: 3
Casey Hayward: 7 (1L)
PUNTING
Marquette King: 47.6
Drew Kaser (R): 44.9
KICKING
Sebastian Janikowski: 108 (33/33 PAT; 25/31 FG)
Josh Lambo: 102 (36/39 PAT; 22/26 FG)
NOTES
RAIDERS: QB DEREK CARR has 12 pass TDs vs. 2 INTs for 93.4 rating in past 7. Passed for 317 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Ranks 3rd among NFL QBs (min. 10 pass TDs) with 4.8 TD/INT ratio…RB LATAVIUS MURRAYhas 9 rush TDs in past 7. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD. Ties for 2nd in NFL with 12 rush TDs. RB JAMIZE OLAWALE had rush TD in last meeting. Rookie RB JALEN RICHARD had 97 scrimmage yards (31 rush, 66 rec.) in last meeting…WR AMARI COOPER has 130+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of past 3 meetings. Ranks 6th in NFL with 1,010 rec. yards. WR MICHAEL CRABTREE aims for 4th in row vs. SD with TD catch. Ties for 2nd in AFC with 7 rec. TD…DE KHALIL MACK aims for 9th in row with sack. Has 11 sacks, 11 TFL, 5 FFs, 3 FRs & INT-TD in past 10. Since 2015, leads NFL with 26 sacks. LB BRUCE IRVIN has sack in 3 of past 4. CB SEAN SMITH & rookie S KARL JOSEPH both had INT in last meeting… CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has 1,478 pass yards (295.6 per game) with 12 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 98.0 rating in past 5 meetings. Leads AFC with 27 pass TDs…RB MELVIN GORDON had rec. TD in last meeting. Has 393 scrimmage yards (98.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in past 4 vs. division. Rookie RB KENNETH FARROW had 78 scrimmage yards last week…TE ANTONIO GATES has most career TD catches (13) by any player vs. Oak. Has 109 career TD catches, 2nd most by TE in NFL history. WR TYRELL WILLIAMS has rec. TD in 4 of past 5. Had 117 rec. yards & TD in last meeting. WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 162 rec. yards (81 per game) & TD in past 2 vs. Oak. TE HUNTER HENRY has 6 rec. TDs, most among rookie TEs. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 vs. division…CB CASEY HAYWARD has 4 INTs in past 6. Leads NFL with 7 INTs & 18 PD. DE JOEY BOSA ranks 2nd among rookies with 6.5 sacks. Has 2.5 sacks in past 3.
SUNDAY NIGHT
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-5) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

BUCCANEERS
COWBOYS
SERIES LEADER

11-4
STREAKS

5 of past 6
COACHES VS. OPP.
Dirk Koetter: 0-0
Jason Garrett: 2-1
LAST WEEK
W 16-11 vs. New Orleans
L 10-7 at New York Giants
LAST GAME
11/15/15: Cowboys 6 at Buccaneers 10. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston passes for 264 yards & rushes for GW TD with 0:54 remaining. Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has 126 rec. yards.
LAST GAME AT SITE
9/23/12: Cowboys 16, Buccaneers 10. Dallas RB DeMarco Murray rushes for TD. Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware has 2 sacks & 2 FFs.
REFEREE
Terry McAulay
BROADCAST
NBC (8:30 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, James Lofton. SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 119 (TB), 81 (Dal). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (TB), 225 (Dal).
STATS
PASSING
Jameis Winston: 285-462-3364-23-12-89.6
Dak Prescott (R): 260-395-3139-20-4-102.7 (3L)
RUSHING
Doug Martin: 128-379-3.0-3
Ezekiel Elliott (R): 287-1392 (1L)-4.9-12 (T2L)
RECEIVING
Mike Evans: 80 (3L)-1100-13.8-10 (3L)
Cole Beasley: 64-711-11.1-5
OFFENSE
355.2
385.2
TAKE/GIVE
+6
+2
DEFENSE
360.5
350.9
SACKS
Gerald McCoy: 7
Tyrone Crawford: 4.5
INTs
Brent Grimes: 3
Barry Church: 2
PUNTING
Bryan Anger: 45.9
Chris Jones: 45.7
KICKING
Roberto Aguayo (R): 79 (25/27 PAT; 18/25 FG)
Dan Bailey: 100 (37/37 PAT; 21/24 FG)
NOTES
BUCCANEERS: QB JAMEIS WINSTON has 1,099 pass yards (274.8 per game) & 6 TDs with 2 INTs for 100.2 rating in past 4 on road. Has 90+ rating in 5 of past 6...RB DOUG MARTIN aims for 3rd in row with rush TD. Is averaging 101.7 scrimmage yards per game in past 13 on road…WR MIKE EVANS ranks 3rd in NFL with 10 TD catches. Has 25 rec. TDs since entering league in 2014, tied for 2nd-most in NFC. TE CAMERON BRATE has 6 TD catches, tied for most among NFL TEs…DT GERALD MC COY has 6 sacks & 2 FFs in past 9. Has 33.5 sacks since 2013, most among NFL DTs. DE ROBERT AYERS aims for 4th in row with sack. Rookie CB VERNON HARGREAVES had 1st career INT last week. CB BRENT GRIMES ties for 2nd in NFL with 17 PD...COWBOYS:Have clinched playoff berth…QB DAK PRESCOTT leads NFL rookies in pass TDs (20) & rating (102.7). Has 100+ rating in 10 of 13 career starts. Has 8 TDs vs. 1 INT for 100.3 rating in 6 career home games…Rookie RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT leads NFL with 1,392 rush yards & leads NFC with 12 rush TDs. Rushed for 107 yards last week, his 6th 100-yard rush game. Aims for 6th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards…WR DEZ BRYANT has 4 TD catches in past 4 at home. Since 2012, leads NFL with 50 rec. TDs. WR TERRANCE WILLIAMS had 5 receptions for 76 yards & TD last week. TE JASON WITTEN ranks 2nd all-time among TEs with 1,076 receptions & 11,794 rec. yards…DE BENSON MAYOWA has 2 sacks & FF in past 2. LB SEAN LEE had 18 tackles in Week 14. Has 258 tackles since 2015, most in NFL. Rookie CB ANTHONY BROWN had INT last week.
MONDAY, DECEMBER 19
CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-8) AT WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-5-1)
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

PANTHERS
REDSKINS
SERIES LEADER

7-5
STREAKS
Past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.
Ron Rivera: 3-0
Jay Gruden: 0-1
LAST WEEK
W 28-16 vs. San Diego
W 27-22 at Philadelphia
LAST GAME
11/22/15: Redskins 16 at Panthers 44. Carolina QB Cam Newton passes for 246 yards & 5 TDs for 123.3 rating. Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart rushes for 102 yards & has rec. TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE
11/4/12: Panthers 21, Redskins 13. Carolina QB Cam Newton passes for 201 yards & has 2 TDs (1 passing, 1 rushing). Panthers DE Charles Johnson has 2 sacks.
REFEREE
Walt Coleman
BROADCAST
ESPN (8:30 PM ET): Sean McDonough, Jon Gruden, Lisa Salters (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Boomer Esiason, Ross Tucker (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 83 (Car), 81 (Was). XM: 88 (WW1), 226 (Car), 225 (Was).
STATS
PASSING
Cam Newton: 213-398-2774-15-9-78.9
Kirk Cousins: 334-495-4045 (3L)-23-9-100.3
RUSHING
Jonathan Stewart: 162-577-3.6-8
Robert Kelley (R): 128-587-4.6-5
RECEIVING
Greg Olsen (TE): 65-907-14.0-3
Pierre Garçon: 64-773-12.1-3
OFFENSE
340.3
412.1 (2L)
TAKE/GIVE
-2
+1
DEFENSE
362.5
370.6
SACKS
Mario Addison: 7.5
Ryan Kerrigan: 11 (T3L)
INTs
Thomas Davis, Kurt Coleman: 3
8 tied: 1
PUNTING
Michael Palardy: 44.7
Tress Way: 43.9
KICKING
Graham Gano: 93 (27/30 PAT; 22/26 FG)
Dustin Hopkins: 114 (3L) (30/32 PAT; 28/35 FG)
NOTES
PANTHERS: QB CAM NEWTON has 703 pass yards with 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 122 rating in 3 career meetings. Has 22 TDs (18 pass, 4 rush) in past 9 on road…RB JONATHAN STEWART has 4 TDs in past 4 on road. Aims for 3rd in row on Monday night with rush TD…WR TED GINN JR. has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Has 195 rec. yards (97.5 per game) & 2 TDs in past 2 on road. WR DEVIN FUNCHESS had TD catch in Week 14. Since 2013,TE GREG OLSEN leads NFL TEs in receptions (299) & rec. yards (3,835). Has 431 rec. yards (107.8 per game) & 2 TDs in past 4 on Monday night…DT KAWANN SHORT had 2 sacks & FF last week. LB THOMAS DAVIS has 1.5 sacks, FF & 2 INTs in past 3 on road. S KURT COLEMAN had INT last week. Since 2015, has 10 INTs, most by NFC safety…REDSKINS: QB KIRK COUSINS is 3rd in NFL with 4,045 pass yards & 2nd with 334 completions. Has 1,083 pass yards (270.8 per game) with 10 TDs & 2 INTs for 113.7 rating in past 4 at home.RB ROBERT KELLEY ranks 3rd among NFL rookies with 587 rush yards. Has 4 rush TDs in past 4. RB MATT JONES aims for 4th in row at home with rush TD…WR DE SEAN JACKSON had 5 catches for 87 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 22 career 60+ yard TDs, 2nd-most all-time. WR JAMISON CROWDER aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch. Since 2015, TE JORDAN REED ranks 2nd among NFL TEs with 16 TD catches…LB RYAN KERRIGAN has 8 sacks & 2 FFs in past 8 at home. Ranks 2nd in NFC with 11 sacks. CB JOSH NORMAN played for Car. for 4 seasons (2012-15). Since 2015, ties for most FFs among NFL CBs with 5.

​​​PLAYOFF RACES HEAT UP AS 26 TEAMS REMAIN IN CONTENTION FOR TRIP TO SUPER BOWL LI

-- Week 15 also features return of Saturday night football as Dolphins visit Jets on NFL Network --

With three weeks remaining in the regular season, the suspense continues to build as teams make their final playoff push. Twenty-six teams remain in contention for a trip to Super Bowl LI.

The Dallas Cowboys are the only team that has clinched a spot in the postseason. So as we approach the final three weeks of the regular season, there are still 11 playoff berths up for grabs.

Dallas (11-2) can clinch both the NFC East division title and a first-round bye with a win and a New York Giants loss. If the Cowboys win and the game between the Giants and Detroit ends in a tie, Dallas will also secure home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. The Lions (9-4) can win the NFC North with a victory and a Green Bay loss. Seattle (8-4-1) can clinch the NFC West with a win or an Arizona loss. The Giants (9-4) can secure a playoff berth with a win and losses by Washington, Green Bay and Minnesota.

New England (11-2) can clinch the AFC East division title and a first-round bye with a win. If the Patriots lose in Week 15, New England can still win the division with a Miami loss and can still secure a first-round bye with a Miami loss and either a Pittsburgh loss or a Kansas City win. Kansas City (10-3) can clinch a playoff berth with a win or with losses by Denver and either Pittsburgh or Baltimore. Oakland (10-3) can secure a playoff spot with a win. There are also various scenarios for Oakland to advance to the postseason this week even if the Raiders lose.

Week 15 begins on Thursday night when the Los Angeles Rams visit the Seahawks (8:25 PM ET, NBC/NFLN/Twitter) in an NFC West match-up. The Rams have won each of the past three meetings between the teams, including a 9-3 victory in Week 2. Seattle is 13-2 (.867) in the team’s past 15 home games after December 1, including the postseason (4-0).

The action continues on Saturday night (8:25 PM ET, NFL Network) when the Dolphins visit the New York Jets in an AFC East showdown. The Jets have won three of the past four meetings between the clubs, but the Dolphins won the Week 9 contest between the teams, 27-23. At 8-5, Miami is right in the middle of the AFC postseason race with three games remaining.

The week concludes with a pair of primetime contests with playoff implications. On Sunday night (8:30 PM ET, NBC), the Cowboys host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Dallas, which had its 11-game winning streak snapped last week, is looking to lock up the division title and a first-round bye. The Buccaneers have won five consecutive games, tied for the longest current streak in the league (Detroit), and enter Week 15 with an 8-5 record, tied with Atlanta for first place in the NFC South.  

On Monday night (8:30 PM ET, ESPN), the Washington Redskins host the Carolina Panthers. At 7-5-1, Washington is in the thick of the NFC playoff race with three weeks remaining. Carolina, the defending NFC champions, have won four in a row against the Redskins and look to keep their playoff hopes alive. Some of the key games in Week 15:

TENNESSEE TITANS (7-6) at KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • Tennessee has won two games in a row and is tied with Houston for first place in the AFC South. With three games remaining, the Titans are in control for the division title. Last week, Tennessee defeated Denver 13-10 as running back DE MARCO MURRAY rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown. Murray leads the AFC with 1,135 rushing yards.

  • The Chiefs have won eight of their past nine games, including last week’s 21-13 victory over Oakland.TYREEK HILL had a 78-yard punt-return touchdown and a 36-yard receiving touchdown in the win against the Raiders. Hill is only the third rookie in NFL history – and the first since Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS in 1965 – to have a receiving touchdown, a rushing touchdown, a punt-return touchdown and a kickoff-return touchdown in a season. 

     
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (8-5) at CINCINNATI BENGALS (5-7-1) (Sunday, CBS, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • Pittsburgh leads the AFC North by one game over Baltimore heading into Week 15. Last week at Buffalo, running back LE’VEON BELL had 298 scrimmage yards (236 rushing, 62 receiving) and three touchdowns in the Steelers’ 27-20 win, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN as the only players in NFL history with at least 225 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 50 receiving yards in a single game. With three games remaining, Pittsburgh is in control for the AFC North division title. 

     
  • The Bengals kept their playoff hopes alive with a 23-10 win at Cleveland last week. In the victory over the Browns, quarterback ANDY DALTON threw two touchdown passes to tight end TYLER EIFERTwhile running back JEREMY HILL rushed for 111 yards and a touchdown. 

     
DETROIT LIONS (9-4) at NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4) (Sunday, FOX, 1:00 PM ET)                

  • The Lions improved to 9-4 with last week’s 20-17 victory over Chicago. It marked the eighth time this season in which the Lions won a game after trailing in the fourth quarter, the most such wins in a season in NFL history. Quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD, who scored the game-winning touchdown on a seven-yard rush with 3:17 remaining in the fourth quarter, has led eight game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime this season, the most by a quarterback in a single season since the 1970 merger. With three games remaining, Detroit is in control for the NFC North division title and a first-round bye. 

     
  • The Giants defeated Dallas 10-7 on Sunday night as New York moved to 9-4 and remains in control for a playoff berth. Wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR. scored the game-winning touchdown on a 61-yard pass from quarterback ELI MANNING. Beckham has nine career touchdown receptions of at least 60 yards, the second-most by a player in his first three seasons in NFL history (HARLON HILL, 10).  

     
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) at DENVER BRONCOS (8-5) (Sunday, CBS, 4:25 PM ET)

  • The Patriots, who defeated Baltimore 30-23 on Monday night, are closing in on the AFC East division title and a first-round bye. With a victory, New England will become the first team in NFL history to win eight consecutive division titles. The Patriots remain in control for home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs. Against the Ravens, quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 406 yards and three touchdowns. Brady has 52 career wins in December, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE(December) for the most wins by a starting quarterback in any calendar month.

  • The Broncos find themselves in the thick of the AFC postseason race with an 8-5 record. Denver closes the season against three teams with double-digit win totals – New England (11), Kansas City (10) and Oakland (10). Broncos linebacker VON MILLER has 13.5 sacks this season, tied for the NFL lead. In last year’s AFC Championship Game against the Patriots, Miller had 2.5 sacks and an interception as Denver advanced to Super Bowl 50 with a 20-18 victory. 

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (8-5) at DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2) (Sunday, NBC, 8:30 PM ET)                

  • The Buccaneers have won five consecutive games and are tied with Atlanta for first place in the NFC South. Last week, Tampa Bay defeated New Orleans 16-11 as running back DOUG MARTIN rushed for a touchdown and the Buccaneers’ defense recorded three interceptions. At 8-5, Tampa Bay is in control for a playoff berth.

  • The Cowboys are the only team in the NFL that has clinched a spot in the postseason. With a win and a New York Giants loss this week, Dallas will secure both the NFC East division title and a first-round bye. The Cowboys also have a shot to seize the No. 1 overall seed in the NFC if they win and the game between the Giants and Lions ends in a tie. Rookie running back EZEKIEL ELLIOTT rushed for 107 yards last week – his sixth 100-yard performance this season – and leads the NFL with 1,392 rushing yards.

CAROLINA PANTHERS (5-8) at WASHINGTON REDSKINS (7-5-1) (Monday, ESPN, 8:30 PM ET)                

  • The Panthers defeated San Diego 28-16 in Week 14 to keep the team’s playoff hopes alive. The defending NFC champions trail Atlanta and Tampa Bay by three games in the NFC South with three games to play. Carolina has won 12 of its past 14 regular-season games in December/January, outscoring its opponents by 127 points (382-255).   

  • The Redskins held off division rival Philadelphia 27-22 last week and remain in playoff contention with three weeks remaining. Last week, wide receiver DE SEAN JACKSON caught an 80-yard touchdown pass from quarterback KIRK COUSINS. Jackson has 22 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, the second-most in NFL history (JERRY RICE, 23). Cousins has passed for 4,045 yards this season and is the only quarterback in franchise history to reach 4,000 passing yards in multiple seasons. He passed for a club-record 4,166 yards last season. 

     
2016 NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
New England Patriots
11
2
0
.846
349
230
5-2-0
6-0-0
8-1-0
3-1-0
4W
Miami Dolphins
8
5
0
.615
281
301
6-1-0
2-4-0
5-4-0
2-1-0
1W
Buffalo Bills
6
7
0
.462
325
301
3-3-0
3-4-0
3-6-0
1-3-0
2L
New York Jets
4
9
0
.308
229
324
1-5-0
3-4-0
3-6-0
1-2-0
1W












North Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Pittsburgh Steelers
8
5
0
.615
317
256
4-2-0
4-3-0
6-3-0
2-1-0
4W
Baltimore Ravens
7
6
0
.538
279
237
5-2-0
2-4-0
7-3-0
4-0-0
1L
Cincinnati Bengals
5
7
1
.423
268
269
3-2-1
2-5-0
4-5-0
2-2-0
2W
Cleveland Browns
0
13
0
.000
207
375
0-7-0
0-6-0
0-9-0
0-5-0
13L












South Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Houston Texans
7
6
0
.538
229
274
5-1-0
2-5-0
5-4-0
4-0-0
1W
Tennessee Titans
7
6
0
.538
321
306
4-3-0
3-3-0
4-5-0
1-3-0
2W
Indianapolis Colts
6
7
0
.462
328
333
3-4-0
3-3-0
4-6-0
2-3-0
1L
Jacksonville Jaguars
2
11
0
.154
240
338
1-6-0
1-5-0
1-8-0
1-2-0
8L












West Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Kansas City Chiefs
10
3
0
.769
302
255
5-1-0
5-2-0
7-2-0
4-0-0
3W
Oakland Raiders
10
3
0
.769
358
320
5-2-0
5-1-0
7-2-0
2-2-0
1L
Denver Broncos
8
5
0
.615
296
242
4-2-0
4-3-0
5-4-0
1-3-0
1L
San Diego Chargers
5
8
0
.385
350
347
3-3-0
2-5-0
4-5-0
1-3-0
2L












National Football Conference
East Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Dallas Cowboys
11
2
0
.846
340
238
5-1-0
6-1-0
7-2-0
3-2-0
1L
New York Giants
9
4
0
.692
255
244
6-1-0
3-3-0
6-3-0
3-1-0
1W
Washington Redskins
7
5
1
.577
330
317
4-2-0
3-3-1
5-4-0
3-2-0
1W
Philadelphia Eagles
5
8
0
.385
290
272
4-2-0
1-6-0
3-7-0
0-4-0
4L












North Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Detroit Lions
9
4
0
.692
295
268
6-1-0
3-3-0
7-2-0
3-2-0
5W
Minnesota Vikings
7
6
0
.538
258
225
4-2-0
3-4-0
4-6-0
1-3-0
1W
Green Bay Packers
7
6
0
.538
333
312
5-2-0
2-4-0
5-4-0
2-1-0
3W
Chicago Bears
3
10
0
.231
221
290
3-3-0
0-7-0
3-6-0
2-2-0
1L












South Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Atlanta Falcons
8
5
0
.615
428
345
3-3-0
5-2-0
6-3-0
3-1-0
1W
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
8
5
0
.615
293
296
3-4-0
5-1-0
6-3-0
3-1-0
5W
New Orleans Saints
5
8
0
.385
358
351
3-4-0
2-4-0
4-5-0
1-3-0
2L
Carolina Panthers
5
8
0
.385
311
337
4-3-0
1-5-0
4-5-0
1-3-0
1W












West Division
Team
W
L
T
Pct
PF
PA
Home
Away
Conf
Div
Streak
Seattle Seahawks
8
4
1
.654
274
232
6-0-0
2-4-1
4-4-1
1-1-1
1L
Arizona Cardinals
5
7
1
.423
299
277
4-2-1
1-5-0
4-4-1
2-1-1
1L
Los Angeles Rams
4
9
0
.308
194
304
1-5-0
3-4-0
3-6-0
2-1-0
4L
San Francisco 49ers
1
12
0
.077
251
393
1-6-0
0-6-0
1-8-0
1-3-0
12L

NFL WEEK 15 SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY & MONDAY, DECEMBER 15, 17-19
(All times local)

Thursday, December 15
Sunday, December 18 (cont’d)
Los Angeles at Seattle, 5:25 PM (NBC/NFLN/Twitter)
Tennessee at Kansas City, 12:00 PM

Indianapolis at Minnesota, 12:00 PM
Saturday, December 17
Detroit at New York Giants, 1:00 PM
Miami at New York Jets, 8:25 (NFLN)
New Orleans at Arizona, 2:05 PM

San Francisco at Atlanta, 4:05 PM
Sunday, December 18
New England at Denver, 2:25 PM
Philadelphia at Baltimore, 1:00 PM
Oakland at San Diego, 1:25 PM
Cleveland at Buffalo, 1:00 PM
Green Bay at Chicago, 12:00 PM
Tampa Bay at Dallas, 8:30 PM (NBC)
Pittsburgh at Cincinnati, 1:00 PM
Jacksonville at Houston, 12:00 PM

THE WEEK THAT WAS – WEEK 14
COMEBACKS GALOREThere have been 61 games won by teams that trailed in the fourth quarter through Week 14, the third-most such games in the first 14 weeks of a season in NFL history.
Four teams – DETROITMINNESOTA, the NEW YORK JETS and WASHINGTON – were victorious in Week 14 after trailing in the fourth quarter.
The most games won after trailing in the fourth quarter through Week 14 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES WON AFTER TRAILING IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 14
2012
64
1989
64
2016
61
2011
60
2015
59
Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD rushed for a seven-yard touchdown with 3:17 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Lions’ 20-17 victory over Chicago. The Lions have won eight games when trailing in the fourth quarter this season, the most in a single season in NFL history.
The teams with the most wins after trailing in the fourth quarter in a single season in NFL history:
TEAM
SEASON
GAMES WON AFTER TRAILING IN 4TH QUARTER
Detroit
2016
8
Indianapolis
2009
7
Many tied
--
6
--- NFL ---
EXCITING FINISHESThere have been 155 games within one score in the fourth quarter through Week 14, the most such games in the first 14 weeks of a season in NFL history.
Twelve games were within one score in the fourth quarter in Week 14, including Washington’s 27-22 win at Philadelphia. Redskins running back CHRIS THOMPSON rushed for a go-ahead 25-yard touchdown with 1:53 remaining in the fourth quarter, the longest game-winning touchdown run inside the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter in franchise history.
The most games within one score in the fourth quarter through Week 14 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES WITHIN ONE SCORE IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 14
2016
155
2004
145
2015
143
2013
143
2012
143
Additionally, there have been 144 games within seven points in the fourth quarter, including 11 last week, through Week 14, the most such games in the first 14 weeks of a season in NFL history.
The most games within seven points in the fourth quarter through Week 14 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES WITHIN SEVEN POINTS IN 4TH QUARTER THROUGH WEEK 14
2016
144
2015
138
2004
138
2013
137
2011
137
--- NFL ---
CLOSE GAMESThere have been 122 games decided by eight points or fewer and 112 games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 14, both the most such games in the first 14 weeks of a season in league annals. In Week 14, 11 games were decided by eight points or fewer, with 10 of those contests decided by seven points or fewer.
The most games decided by eight points or fewer through Week 14 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES DECIDED BY EIGHT POINTS OR FEWER THROUGH WEEK 14
2016
122
2012
115
2015
114
2002
112
2013
110
The most games decided by seven points or fewer through Week 14 in NFL history:
SEASON
GAMES DECIDED BY SEVEN POINTS OR FEWER THROUGH WEEK 14
2016
112
2015
108
2012
105
2011
103
2013
102
2002
102
--- NFL ---
STELLAR STEELERS: Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON BELL rushed for a franchise-record 236 yards with three touchdowns, and added 62 receiving yards in the Steelers’ 27-20 win at Buffalo. Bell joined Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (November 19, 1961) as the only players in NFL history with at least 225 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 50 receiving yards in the same game.
PLAYER
TEAM
DATE
RUSHING YARDS
RUSHING TDS
RECEIVING YARDS
Le’Veon Bell
Pittsburgh
Dec. 11, 2016
236
3
62
Jim Brown^
Cleveland
Nov. 19, 1961
237
4
52
^Pro Football Hall of Famer


Bell ranks third in the NFL with 1,616 scrimmage yards (1,053 rushing, 563 receiving) despite only appearing in 10 games this season. Bell’s 1,616 yards from scrimmage are the second-most in NFL history by a player in his first 10 games of a season, trailing only Brown’s 1,704 yards (1,447 rushing, 257 receiving) through 10 games in 1963.
The most scrimmage yards by a player through his first 10 games of a season:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RUSHING YARDS
RECEIVING YARDS
SCRIMMAGE YARDS
Jim Brown^
Cleveland
1963
1,447
257
1,704
Le’Veon Bell
Pittsburgh
2016
1,053
563
1,616
^Pro Football Hall of Famer


Pittsburgh wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN had five catches for 78 yards in the Steelers’ victory. Brown, who has 93 catches for 1,130 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, is the sixth player in NFL history to record at least 90 receptions, 1,100 receiving yards and 10 touchdown catches in three consecutive seasons.
The players with 90+ receptions, 1,100+ receiving yards and 10+ touchdown catches in the most consecutive seasons:

PLAYER

TEAM

SEASONS
CONSECUTIVE SEASONS WITH 90+ CATCHES,
1,100 RECEIVING YARDS & 10+ REC. TDS
Marvin Harrison^
Indianapolis
1999-2003
5
Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh
2014-2016
3*
Demaryius Thomas
Denver
2012-2014
3
Terrell Owens
San Francisco
2000-2002
3
Jerry Rice^
San Francisco
1993-1995
3
Sterling Sharpe
Green Bay
1992-1994
3
*Active streak
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
--- NFL ---
HOME SWEET HOMENew England quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 406 yards with three touchdowns for a 116.8 passer rating in the Patriots’ 30-23 victory over Baltimore on Monday Night Football. Brady has 28,464 passing yards in 109 career games at New England’s Gillette Stadium, which is the most passing yards by a quarterback at a single stadium in NFL history. Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE, who passed for 28,240 yards in 120 career games at Green Bay’s Lambeau Field, previously held the record.
The most passing yards by a quarterback at a single stadium in NFL history:
PLAYER
TEAM
STADIUM
GAMES
PASSING YARDS
Tom Brady
New England
Gillette Stadium
109
28,464
Brett Favre^
Green Bay
Lambeau Field
120
28,240
^Pro Football Hall of Famer


--- NFL ---
BIG-PLAY OBJNew York Giants wide receiver ODELL BECKHAM JR. had four catches for 94 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown reception in the Giants’ 10-7 victory over Dallas on Sunday Night Football. Beckham has nine career touchdown catches of at least 60 yards, the second-most by a player in his first three seasons in the leagueHARLON HILL recorded 10 touchdowns of 60 or more yards in his first three seasons with the Bears from 1954-56.
The players with the most 60+ yard touchdown receptions in their first three seasons:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASONS
60+ YARD RECEIVING TOUCHDOWNS
Harlon Hill
Chicago
1954-1956
10
Odell Beckham Jr.
New York Giants
2014-2016
9*
Victor Cruz
New York Giants
2010-2012
7
Homer Jones
New York Giants
1964-1966
7
Charley Taylor^
Washington
1964-1966
7
*In third season
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
--- NFL ---
PACKER PAIRINGGreen Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS passed for 246 yards with three touchdowns, including two to wide receiver JORDY NELSON in the Packers’ 38-10 victory over Seattle. Rodgers and Nelson have connected on 57 touchdown passes, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE and ANTONIO FREEMAN for the most touchdown passes from a quarterback to a receiver in franchise history.
The most touchdown passes from a quarterback to a receiver in Green Bay history:
QUARTERBACK
RECEIVER
RECEIVING TDS
Aaron Rodgers
Jordy Nelson
57*
Brett Favre
Antonio Freeman
57
Aaron Rodgers
James Jones
41
Brett Favre
Sterling Sharpe
41
*Active teammates
Rodgers and Nelson have combined for the most touchdowns among active quarterback and wide receiver duos, and trail only the quarterback and tight end combinations of San Diego’s PHILIP RIVERS and ANTONIO GATES (82 touchdowns) and New England’s TOM BRADY and ROB GRONKOWSKI (67 touchdowns) among active teammates.
QUARTERBACK
RECEIVER
TEAM
RECEIVING TDS
Philip Rivers
Antonio Gates
San Diego
82
Tom Brady
Rob Gronkowski
New England
67
Aaron Rodgers
Jordy Nelson
Green Bay
57
Tony Romo
Dez Bryant
Dallas
50
Ben Roethlisberger
Antonio Brown
Pittsburgh
49
--- NFL ---
WINNING IN MANY WAYSMiami kicker ANDREW FRANKS converted a 21-yard field goal attempt as time expired in the Dolphins’ 26-23 victory over Arizona. The Dolphins tied a franchise record with five game-winning scores in the fourth quarter this season and are the second team in NFL history (Indianapolis, 2008) to have scored game-winning points in the fourth quarter on five different play types (rush, reception, kickoff return, interception return and field goal) in a single season.
The game-winning scores in the fourth quarter by Miami in 2016:
OPPONENT
WEEK
GAME-WINNING SCORE
TIME REMAINING IN 4TH QUARTER
Buffalo
7
RB Damien Williams 12-yard run
3:56
New York Jets
9
KR-RB Kenyan Drake 96-yard kickoff return
5:15
San Diego
10
LB Kiko Alonso 60-yard interception return
1:01
Los Angeles
11
WR DeVante Parker 9-yard pass from QB Ryan Tannehill
0:36
Arizona
14
K Andrew Franks 21-yard field goal
0:00
--- NFL ---
HILL THRILLSKansas City wide receiver/return specialist TYREEK HILL had a 78-yard punt-return touchdown and a 36-yard touchdown reception in the Chiefs’ 21-13 win over Oakland on Thursday Night Football. Hill, who was named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in Week 12 after recording a rushing, receiving and kickoff-return touchdown in the same game, is the third rookie – and the first since Pro Football Hall of Famer GALE SAYERS in 1965 – to score a rushing, receiving, kickoff-return and punt-return touchdown in a single season.
The rookies with a rushing, receiving, kick-return and punt-return touchdown in a single season:
PLAYER
TEAM
SEASON
RUSH TDS
RECEIVING TDS
KICK RETURN TDS
PUNT RETURN TDS
Tyreek Hill
Kansas City
2016
1
6
1
1
Gale Sayers^
Chicago
1965
14
6
1
1
Bobby Mitchell^
Cleveland
1958
1
3
1
1
^Pro Football Hall of Famer
2016 NFL PLAYOFF SCENARIOS FOR WEEK 15

AFC
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (11-2) (at Denver (8-5), Sunday)
New England clinches AFC East division with:
  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie
New England clinches a first-round bye with:
  1. NE win or tie OR
  2. MIA loss or tie + PIT loss or tie
  3. MIA loss or tie + KC win

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (10-3) (vs. Tennessee (7-6), Sunday)
Kansas City clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. KC win OR
  2. KC tie + MIA loss OR
  3. KC tie + DEN loss or tie OR
  4. DEN loss + BAL loss or tie OR
  5. DEN loss + PIT loss or tie

OAKLAND RAIDERS (10-3) (at San Diego (5-8), Sunday)
Oakland clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. OAK win OR 
  2. OAK tie + MIA loss OR
  3. OAK tie + DEN loss OR
  4. OAK tie + MIA tie + DEN tie OR
  5. OAK tie + MIA tie + KC win OR
  6. MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + DEN loss OR
  7. MIA loss + PIT loss or tie + KC win or tie OR
  8. MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + DEN loss OR
  9. MIA loss + BAL loss or tie + KC win or tie

NFC
CLINCHED: Dallas – playoff berth
DALLAS COWBOYS (11-2) (vs. Tampa Bay (8-5), Sunday night)
Dallas clinches NFC East division and a first-round bye with:
  1. DAL win + NYG loss or tie OR
  2. DAL tie + NYG loss
Dallas clinches home-field advantage throughout NFC playoffs with:
  1. DAL win + NYG/DET tie

DETROIT LIONS (9-4) (at New York Giants (9-4), Sunday)
Detroit clinches NFC North division with:
  1. DET win + GB loss or tie OR
  2. DET tie + GB loss + MIN loss or tie


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1) (vs. Los Angeles (4-9), Thursday night)
Seattle clinches NFC West division with:
  1. SEA win or tie OR
  2. AZ loss or tie

NEW YORK GIANTS (9-4) (vs. Detroit (9-4), Sunday)
New York clinches a playoff berth with:
  1. NYG win + WAS loss + MIN loss or tie + GB loss or tie

2017 LONDON GAMES:
BALTIMORE RAVENS vs. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS vs. MIAMI DOLPHINS
MINNESOTA VIKINGS vs. CLEVELAND BROWNS
ARIZONA CARDINALS vs. LOS ANGELES RAMS

The NFL today announced the four games that will take place in London next season, the first time the league will play four games – half of a home schedule of regular-season games – in the UK capital.
The 2017 London games:

Week
Date
Visiting Team
Home Team
Site
3 or 4
9/24/17 or 10/1/17
Baltimore Ravens
Jacksonville Jaguars
Wembley Stadium
3 or 4
9/24/17 or 10/1/17
New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins
Wembley Stadium
7 or 8
10/22/17 or 10/29/17
Minnesota Vikings
Cleveland Browns
Twickenham Stadium
7 or 8
10/22/17 or 10/29/17
Arizona Cardinals
Los Angeles Rams
Twickenham Stadium

The London schedule will feature consecutive games in Weeks 3 and 4 at Wembley Stadium – the home of English soccer – and Weeks 7 and 8 at Twickenham Stadium, the home of English rugby.  The game times and dates will be finalized in conjunction with the revealing of the full 2017 NFL schedule next spring.​
Three teams will play their first regular-season games in London in 2017 – the Arizona Cardinals, the visiting team against their NFC West rivals, the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham in Week 7 or 8; the Baltimore Ravens, the visiting team against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley in Week 3 or 4; and the Cleveland Browns, the home team against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 7 or 8 at Twickenham. 
The Miami Dolphins will play their fourth regular-season game in London, this time against the New Orleans Saints, who make their second appearance in a regular-season game in the UK.  The Jaguars will play a home game in London for the fifth consecutive season.
At the conclusion of the 2017 season, 26 teams will have played in London since the inception of the London Games Series in 2007.  Since that time, the NFL has achieved accelerated growth in the UK. Sunday viewership of NFL games has more than doubled and the Super Bowl audience has increased more than 75 percent. This season, the NFL is on pace to reach a record number of unique TV viewers in the UK.  The league also has developed new and stronger business partnerships and, according to internal research, has a UK fan base of more than 13 million, including close to four million avid fans.
Participation in amateur football in the UK has risen by approximately 15 percent per year since 2007, with the latest figures from Sport England showing that 40,000 people age 14 or older play regularly. American football is now an officially recognized sport in UK universities and schools.
A look at the 17 previous regular-season games played in London:
Game

Date
Stadium
Visiting Team
Score
Home Team
Score
Attendance
1

10/28/07
Wembley
New York Giants
13
Miami Dolphins
10
81,176
2

10/26/08
Wembley
San Diego Chargers
32
New Orleans Saints
37
83,226
3

10/25/09
Wembley
New England Patriots
35
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
7
84,254
4

10/31/10
Wembley
Denver Broncos
16
San Francisco 49ers
24
83,941
5

10/23/11
Wembley
Chicago Bears
24
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
18
76,981
6

10/28/12
Wembley
New England Patriots
45
St. Louis Rams
7
84,004
7

9/29/13
Wembley
Pittsburgh Steelers
27
Minnesota Vikings
34
83,518
8

10/27/13
Wembley
San Francisco 49ers
42
Jacksonville Jaguars
10
83,559
9

9/28/14
Wembley
Miami Dolphins
38
Oakland Raiders
14
83,436
10

10/26/14
Wembley
Detroit Lions
22
Atlanta Falcons
21
83,532
11

11/9/14
Wembley
Dallas Cowboys
31
Jacksonville Jaguars
17
83,603
12

10/4/15
Wembley
New York Jets
27
Miami Dolphins
14
83,986
13

10/25/15
Wembley
Buffalo Bills
31
Jacksonville Jaguars
34
84,021
14

11/1/15
Wembley
Detroit Lions
10
Kansas City Chiefs
45
83,624
15

10/2/16
Wembley
Indianapolis Colts
27
Jacksonville Jaguars
30
83,764
16

10/23/16
Twickenham
New York Giants
17
Los Angeles Rams
10
74,121
17

10/30/16
Wembley
Washington Redskins
27
Cincinnati Bengals
27
84,488

PRO BOWL SKILLS SHOWDOWN ANNOUNCED
-- Airs Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN --
-- Pro Bowlers face off in an AFC vs. NFC skills showdown in Orlando --
-- NFL Legends Captains will lead the Pro Bowlers in unique competitions --
The Pro Bowl Skills Showdown, pitting AFC and NFC All-Stars against each other in unique competitions, will air during Pro Bowl Week on Thursday, January 26 at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN, the NFL announced today.            
The Skills Showdown is a part of the re-imagined Pro Bowl Week, culminating in the 2017 Pro Bowl, which features a return to the traditional AFC vs. NFC format following three years using a revised, "unconferenced" structure.
The 2017 Pro Bowl Legends Captains, JEROME BETTIS and RAY LEWIS of the AFC andTONY GONZALEZ and CHARLES WOODSON of the NFC, will lead their respective squads.
Each team in the Skills Showdown will feature a mix of quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, tight ends, linemen, linebackers, and defensive backs.
Taking place at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports in Orlando, the Skills Showdown will be produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions, producers of such shows as American Ninja Warrior and Hell’s Kitchen.     
Competitions include:
  • Epic Pro Bowl Dodgeball: Pro Bowlers will compete in a game of dodgeball.
  • Power Relay Challenge: Four team members will compete in a timed relay race.
  • Precision Passing: Two players on each team will battle it out, trying to hit moving targets of varying size and distance.           
  • Best Hands: Quarterback and wide receiver duos from each team will show off their skills, connecting on as many pass attempts as possible before time runs out. 
    Fans are encouraged to join the conversation surrounding the new Pro Bowl Skills Showdown on social media using the hashtag #ProBowlSkills.

    The Pro Bowl rosters are determined by the consensus votes of fans, players and coaches. Each group’s vote counts one-third toward determining the 88 All-Star players who will be selected to the Pro Bowl. The NFL is the only sports league that combines voting by fans, coaches and players to determine its all-star teams. It was the first professional sports league to offer online all-star voting in 1995. 

    The Pro Bowl players will be announced on Tuesday, December 20 in a live primetime special on NFL Network. NFL players and coaches will cast their votes on Friday, December 16.

    Fan voting for the 2017 Pro Bowl will end tomorrow, Tuesday, December 13. Fans can vote online and on web-enabled mobile phones at [/Pages/www.NFL.com/probowlvote]www.NFL.com/probowlvote. Fans may also vote for who they want to see on the 2017 Pro Bowl roster via social media by using #ProBowlVote and the player’s first and last name on Twitter and Instagram. On Facebook, fans may comment on any official Pro Bowl Vote post by the NFL or a club. See official rules on how to vote at www.NFL.com/probowlvoterules.com.        

    The 2017 Pro Bowl will be played on Sunday, January 29, 2017 and simulcast live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes from Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Fans may visit NFL.com/ProBowlOnSale to purchase game tickets.  
​THURSDAY NIGHT NOTES:
LOS ANGELES RAMS (4-9) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (8-4-1)
December 15, 2016
Week 15 kicks off on Thursday night as the Seattle Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams (NBC, NFL Network, Twitter; 8:25 PM) in an NFC West showdown. The Rams have won the past three meetings between the clubs, including a 9-3 victory at home in Week 2. Los Angeles rookie QB JARED GOFF, the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, scored his first career rushing touchdown and RB TODD GURLEY added a rushing TD in the Rams’ Week 14 loss against Atlanta. The Seahawks lead the NFC West with an 8-4-1 record and look to win the division title for the third time in the past four years. Seahawks QB RUSSELL WILSON has a 98.5 passer rating in his past eight starts against the Rams. Seattle DE CLIFF AVRIL ranks fourth in the NFC with 10 sacks.    
REGULAR SEASON SERIES

RAMS
SEAHAWKS
SERIES LEADER

21-15
STREAKS
Past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.
Jeff Fisher: 6-9
Pete Carroll: 7-7
LAST WEEK
L 42-14 vs. Atlanta
L 38-10 at Green Bay
LAST GAME
9/18/16: Seahawks 3 at Rams 9. Los Angeles K Greg Zuerlein makes 3 FGs & scores all nine points. Rams LB Alec Ogletree has 9 tackles, FF & FR.
LAST GAME AT SITE
12/27/15: Rams 23, Seahawks 17. Rams RB Todd Gurley rushes for 83 yards & TD. Rams LB Akeem Ayers has 8 tackles & 2 FR, including 45-yard FR-TD.
REFEREE
Brad Allen
BROADCAST
NBC/NFLN/Twitter (8:25 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Heather Cox (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Mike Holmgren. SIRIUS: 83 (LA), 81 (Sea). XM: 226 (LA), 225 (Sea).
STATS
PASSING
Jared Goff (R): 75-136-744-4-5-65.3
Russell Wilson: 286-443-3382-13-10-88.1
RUSHING
Todd Gurley: 227-740-3.3-5
Thomas Rawls: 72-293-4.1-2
RECEIVING
Kenny Britt: 63-937-14.9-5
Doug Baldwin: 74-878-11.9-5
OFFENSE
286.2
357.6
TAKE/GIVE
-11
0
DEFENSE
340.5
330.2
SACKS
Aaron Donald: 7
Cliff Avril: 10
INTs
Mark Barron: 2
Richard Sherman: 4
PUNTING
Johnny Hekker: 47.6
Jon Ryan: 44.8
KICKING
Greg Zuerlein: 68 (20/20 PAT; 16/19 FG)
Steven Hauschka: 104 (23/27 PAT; 27/30 FG)

NOTES
RAMSRookie QB JARED GOFF has 4 TD passes in 2 career road games. Had 1st career rush TD in Week 14...RB TODD GURLEY rushed for 83 yards & TD in only meeting at Sea…WR-PR TAVON AUSTIN has 22 career TDs (12 rec., 7 rush, 3 PR). WR KENNY BRITT has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Has 9 receptions for 143 yards & TD in past 2 vs. Sea. WR BRIAN QUICK had 2 rec. TDs in last road game vs. division...DE ROBERT QUINN has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in past 5. Since 2012, leads NFL with 18 FFs. Has 11 sacks in 10 career meetings. DT AARON DONALD has 2 sacks & FF in past 3. Has 4 sacks & FF in 5 career meetings. Since 2014, leads NFL DTs with 27 sacks. LB ALEC OGLETREE leads team & ranks 4th in NFL with 117 tackles. Has 11+ tackles in 3 of past 4. LB MARK BARRON has 18 tackles (9 per game) & INT in past 2 vs. NFC West. S T.J. MC DONALD has 2 sacks & INT in past 5 on road vs. division…SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has 23 TD passes vs. 4 INTs for 105.9 rating in past 14 at home. Has 792 pass yards (264 per game) with 6 TDs & 1 INT for 111.9 rating in past 3 at home vs. NFC West...RB THOMAS RAWLS has 485 rush yards (97 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 at home…WR DOUG BALDWIN had 8 receptions for 118 yards & TD in last home meeting. Since 2015, ranks 2nd in NFC with 19 rec. TDs. Since 2012, TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs with 42 TD catches & ranks 2nd with 4,476 rec. yards. Aims for 4th in row at home with TD catch…DE CLIFF AVRIL ranks 4th in NFC with 10 sacks. LB BOBBY WAGNER leads NFL with 139 tackles. LB K.J. WRIGHT has 49 tackles (8.2 per game), 2 sacks & FF in past 6 at home. Since 2011, CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 30 INTs.

WEEK 16 (DECEMBER 24) SCHEDULE CHANGE:
BUCCANEERS-SAINTS MOVES TO 4:25 PM ET ON FOX

The NFL announced today a scheduling change for Week 16 on Saturday, December 24.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints will be played on Saturday at 4:25 PM ET on Fox.
Following is the final Week 16 NFL schedule (all times ET):

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22
NEW YORK GIANTS AT PHILADELPHIA
8:25 PM
NBC/NFLN/TWITTER
                                                  
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24
MIAMI AT BUFFALO
1:00 PM
CBS
ATLANTA AT CAROLINA
1:00 PM
FOX
WASHINGTON AT CHICAGO
1:00 PM
FOX
SAN DIEGO AT CLEVELAND
1:00 PM
CBS
MINNESOTA AT GREEN BAY
1:00 PM
FOX
TENNESSEE AT JACKSONVILLE
1:00 PM
CBS
NEW YORK JETS AT NEW ENGLAND
1:00 PM
CBS
INDIANAPOLIS AT OAKLAND
4:05 PM
CBS
TAMPA BAY AT NEW ORLEANS
4:25 PM
FOX
SAN FRANCISCO AT LOS ANGELES
4:25 PM
FOX
ARIZONA AT SEATTLE
4:25 PM
FOX
CINCINNATI AT HOUSTON
8:25 PM
NFLN
           
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 25
BALTIMORE AT PITTSBURGH
4:30 PM
NFLN
DENVER AT KANSAS CITY
8:30 PM
NBC

MONDAY, DECEMBER 26
DETROIT AT DALLAS
8:30 PM
ESPN
EIGHT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR
2016 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
-- WINNER TO BE REVEALED AT NFL HONORS BEFORE SUPER BOWL LI --
The eight finalists for the 2016 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD have been named, the NFL announced today. The finalists, featuring four players from each conference, are linebacker BRIAN CUSHING (Houston), running back FRANK GORE (Indianapolis), linebacker DE MARCUS WARE(Denver) and guard/tackle MARSHAL YANDA (Baltimore) in the AFC, and tight end GREG OLSEN(Carolina), linebacker JULIUS PEPPERS (Green Bay), running back DARREN SPROLES(Philadelphia) and tackle JOE STALEY (San Francisco) in the NFC. All eight of the finalists have Pro Bowl experience and have a combined 38 Pro Bowl selections.
Each NFL team nominated one of its players for the award, which recognizes those who best demonstrate the qualities of on-field sportsmanship, including fair play, respect for the game and opponents, and integrity in competition. The award was created in 2014 in honor of the late founding owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pro Football Hall of Famer ART ROONEY, SR.
A panel of former players from the NFL Legends Community selected the eight finalists from the 32 nominees. The panel is comprised of WARRICK DUNNCURTIS MARTINKARL MECKLENBURGand LEONARD WHEELER.
The eight finalists will be listed on the Pro Bowl ballot under the NFL Sportsmanship Award category when players vote on Friday, December 16. From the eight finalists, each team’s players will submit a consensus vote of their choice for the winner. As in Pro Bowl voting, a team cannot vote for its own player.
Last year, the players selected CHARLES WOODSON of the Oakland Raiders as the recipient of the 2015 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award. LARRY FITZGERALD of the Arizona Cardinals was the inaugural winner of the award in 2014.
The winner selected by the vote of the players will be announced during the nationally televised NFL Honors show on Saturday, February 4 on FOX, the night before Super Bowl LI. He will receive a $25,000 donation from the NFL Foundation to a charity of his choice. He will also receive a trophy that represents the important role that sportsmanship plays in the game and how NFL players that demonstrate integrity and honor on the field serve as role models for players at all levels.
2016 ART ROONEY SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD FINALISTS

Player
NFL Team
Conf.
Pos.
College
NFL Exp.
Brian Cushing
Houston Texans
AFC
LB
Southern California
8
Frank Gore
Indianapolis Colts
AFC
RB
Miami
12
Greg Olsen
Carolina Panthers
NFC
TE
Miami
10
Julius Peppers
Green Bay Packers
NFC
LB
North Carolina
15
Darren Sproles
Philadelphia Eagles
NFC
RB
Kansas State
12
Joe Staley
San Francisco 49ers
NFC
T
Central Michigan
10
DeMarcus Ware
Denver Broncos
AFC
LB
Troy
12
Marshal Yanda
Baltimore Ravens
AFC
G/T
Iowa
10
The 2016 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award finalists:
LB Brian Cushing, Houston Texans – An eight-year veteran, Cushing has led the Texans in tackles three times during his career (2009, 2011, 2015), earning All-Pro accolades following the 2009 and 2011 seasons. Cushing was named the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year after posting 133 tackles and four sacks in 2009. Originally selected by Houston in the first round (15th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft, Cushing is the franchise leader with 639 career tackles and was a 2010 Pro Bowl selection.
RB Frank Gore, Indianapolis Colts – Gore, a 12-year NFL veteran, ranks eighth in NFL history with 12,830 rushing yards and is one of only five players in league annals with at least 12,500 rushing yards and 400 receptions in his career. Gore joined the Colts prior to the 2015 season after a 10-year stint with the San Francisco 49ers, where he rushed for a franchise-record 11,073 yards and 64 touchdowns. A five-time Pro Bowler and 2006 AP All-Pro selection, Gore was a third-round draft choice of San Francisco in 2005.
TE Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers – A first-round selection (31st overall) of the Chicago Bears in the 2007 NFL Draft, Olsen was traded to Carolina prior to the 2011 season and is the Panthers’ all-time leader in receptions (413) and receiving yards (5,218) among tight ends. In 2015, Olsen totaled 1,104 receiving yards – the most by a tight end in franchise history – and earned his second trip to the Pro Bowl while helping guide the Panthers to a 15-1 record and an appearance in Super Bowl 50.
LB Julius Peppers, Green Bay Packers – A nine-time Pro Bowler and three-time first-team AP All-Pro selection, Peppers is the only player in NFL history with 100 sacks (142.5) and 10 interceptions (11) in his career. The No. 2 overall selection by the Carolina Panthers in the 2002 NFL Draft, Peppers has appeared in 231 games with 224 starts for Green Bay (2014-16), Chicago (2010-13) and Carolina (2002-09) during his 15-year career and ranks fifth since 1982 with 142.5 career sacks.
RB Darren Sproles, Philadelphia Eagles – Originally a fourth-round pick of the San Diego Chargers in 2005, Sproles is the only player in NFL history to record at least 30 receiving touchdowns (30), 20 rushing touchdowns (21), a punt-return touchdown (seven) and a kickoff-return touchdown (two) in his career. A two-time Pro Bowl selection and 2014 All-Pro honoree, Sproles leads all NFL running backs with 4,546 receiving yards and 30 touchdown catches since 2007. He has appeared in 166 career games for the Eagles (2013-16), New Orleans Saints (2011-13) and Chargers (2005-10). 
T Joe Staley, San Francisco 49ers – Staley is a 10-year veteran and five-time Pro Bowler who was selected by the 49ers in the first round (28th overall) of the 2007 NFL Draft. Since entering the league in 2007, Staley has started 142 games, becoming the 10th offensive lineman in franchise history to appear in at least 140 games. Staley was one of the eight finalists for the 2015 Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award.
LB DeMarcus Ware, Denver Broncos – Ware, a 12-year veteran, ranks second among active players and is eighth since 1982 with 138.5 career sacks. A nine-time Pro Bowler and seven-time All-Pro selection, Ware joined the Broncos as a free agent prior to the 2014 season after spending the first nine years of his career with the Dallas Cowboys, where he recorded a franchise-record 117 sacks. Ware has been a team captain in each of his three seasons in Denver and has helped guide a Broncos’ defensive unit that leads the NFL with 131 sacks since 2014. He was selected by the Cowboys in the first round (11th overall) of the 2005 NFL Draft.
G/T Marshal Yanda, Baltimore Ravens – Originally selected by the Ravens in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft, Yanda has earned five consecutive Pro Bowl berths (2012-16) and has earned AP All-Pro accolades in four of the past five seasons (2011-12, 2014-15). Yanda has appeared in 140 games with 129 starts since 2007 and has been a versatile commodity for the Ravens, starting games at right guard (94 starts), right tackle (29), left guard (four), left tackle (one) and tight end (one) over his 10-year career.

SEVEN FROM SUNDAY – WEEK 14 
A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. ET and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, December 11, the 14th week of the 2016 season. 
  • The DALLAS COWBOYS, who clinched a playoff berth last week, can win the NFC East division title with a victory at the New York Giants tonight onSunday Night Football. With a victory, the Cowboys will also secure a first-round bye due to Seattle’s 38-10 loss at Green Bay. 
  • Pittsburgh running back LE’VEON BELL rushed for 236 yards with three touchdowns and had four catches for 62 yards in the Steelers’ 27-20 win at Buffalo. Bell is the second player in NFL history with at least 225 rushing yards, three rushing touchdowns and 50 receiving yards in a single game, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer JIM BROWN (November 19, 1961). 

    Bell, who had 298 scrimmage yards in today’s victory, has 1,616 scrimmage yards in 10 games this season, the second-most in a player’s first 10 games of a season. Brown had 1,704 scrimmage yards in his first 10 games in 1963. 
  • Atlanta quarterback MATT RYAN completed 18 of 28 passes (64.3 percent) for 237 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 126.6 passer rating in the Falcons’ 42-14 win at Los Angeles. Ryan reached 4,000 passing yards (4,050) for the sixth consecutive season, tying PEYTON MANNING (1999-2004) for the second-longest streak in NFL history. New Orleans quarterback

    DREW BREES
    , who passed for 257 yards in the Saints’ 16-11 loss at Tampa Bay,reached 4,000 passing yards (4,170) for his NFL-record 11th consecutive season. 
  • Green Bay quarterback AARON RODGERS completed 18 of 23 passes (78.3 percent) for 246 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 150.8 passer rating in the Packers’ 38-10 win against Seattle. Rodgers, who has won 15 consecutive December starts at Lambeau Field, is the second player in NFL history to win 15 consecutive home starts in the month of December, joining TOM BRADY (19 games from 2002-2012).  

    Rodgers threw two touchdown passes to wide receiver JORDY NELSON in the win over Seattle. Rodgers and Nelson have connected on 57 touchdown passes, tying Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE and ANTONIO FREEMAN for the most touchdown passes from a quarterback to a receiver in franchise history. 
  • Detroit quarterback MATTHEW STAFFORD rushed for a seven-yard touchdown with 3:17 remaining in the fourth quarter in the Lions’ 20-17 victory over Chicago. Stafford has led eight game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime this season, the most such drives by a quarterback in a single season since 1970. 
  • Washington wide receiver DE SEAN JACKSON had three catches for 102 yards and one touchdown in the Redskins’ 27-22 win at Philadelphia. Jackson, who had an 80-yard touchdown catch in the victory, has 22 career touchdowns of at least 60 yards, the second-most in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer JERRY RICE (23) has more 60+ yard touchdowns. 

    Philadelphia’s DARREN SPROLES had a touchdown catch in the loss against Washington, his 30th career touchdown reception. Sproles is the first player in NFL history to have at least 30 receiving touchdowns (30), 20 rushing touchdowns (21), a punt-return touchdown (seven) and a kick-return touchdown (two)
     
  • Atlanta linebacker VIC BEASLEY JR. had three sacks, one forced fumble and a 21-yard fumble-return touchdown in the Falcons’ 42-14 win at Los Angeles. Beasley is the 10th player – and first Falcon – to record three sacks and a fumble-return touchdown in a single game since the sack became an official statistic in 1982. 

Monday, December 19
Carolina at Washington, 8:30 PM (ESPN)​