NFL Capsules


at CHICAGO (6-3)

Today, 1:15 p.m., CBS

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers have lost four straight while Bears have won four in row. ... All of San Diego's losses during slide are by seven points or less. ... Since Norv Turner took over in 2007, Chargers are 28-9 from Nov. 1 on. ... Chargers 4-1 against Jay Cutler but have not faced him since 2008 when he was with Denver. ... Chargers one of four teams to rank in top 10 in total offense and defense along with Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh. ... Philip Rivers ranks fifth with 2,743 yards but leads league with 15 interceptions. Got sacked six times last week and now ranks third in category with 25. ... Eric Weddle tied for NFL lead with five interceptions. ... Vincent Brown caught first-career TD against Oakland and has nine catches for 176 yards in last two games.


at NEW ENGLAND (6-3)

Monday, 5:30 p.m., ESPN

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - In last meeting between teams, Tom Brady suffered season-ending knee injury in 2008 opener and was replaced by Matt Cassel, now Chiefs quarterback. Cassel will miss Sunday's game, and possibly rest of season, with injured throwing hand. ... Chiefs assistants Maurice Carthon, Bill Muir, Romeo Crennel, Anthony Pleasant and Otis Smith all coached or played under Patriots coach Bill Belichick. ... Tyler Palko, who has thrown 13 NFL passes, gets first pro start with Cassel out. ... Chiefs have lost two straight after winning four in row but are one game out of AFC West lead. ... Thomas Jones rushed for 103 yards last time he faced Patriots, on Nov. 22, 2009 with Jets.



Today, 5:20 p.m., NBC

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First game between teams at MetLife Stadium since Eagles scored 28 fourth-quarter points to rally from 21-point deficit and beat New York on DeSean Jackson's game-ending 65-punt return for TD. ... Big question for Eagles is whether QB Michael Vick is able to play with two broken ribs. He has won both starts in this stadium vs. Giants. ... LeSean McCoy is fourth NFL running back since 1960 to score a TD in each of his team's first nine games. He leads league with 12 TDs, 10 rushing, two receiving, and 69 first downs.


at GREEN BAY (9-0)

Today, 10 a.m., Fox

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buccaneers have six INTs in two games vs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and have held him to a 54.6 QB rating. ... Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman made first career start vs. Packers and recorded his first career win in 2009. ... When RB LeGarrette Blount has 18-plus carries, Buccaneers are 7-1. ... WR Preston Parker had touchdown catch last week and ranks third in NFC with 16 catches on third down. ... TE Kellen Winslow has catch in 85 games in row. Had four catches for 57 yards and TD in last meeting.


at DETROIT (6-3)

Today, 10 a.m., Fox

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Carolina has beaten Detroit four straight times since losing first meeting in 1999. ... Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams both ran for 120-plus yards and scored in last matchup in '08, first Panthers pair to pull off feat in same game, and facing 27th-ranked team against run. ... Panthers (27 points) and Lions (24 points) coming off most lopsided losses of year. ... Carolina QB Cam Newton will face Detroit DT Nick Fairley, Auburn's top two players on its national championship team last season. ... Newton sacked season-high five times last week, leading to second-lowest QB rating and only game without a TD. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions last week, doubling his total this year.

DALLAS (5-4)


Today, 10 a.m., Fox

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys have won five of six vs. Redskins and are seeking to sweep season series for second time in three years. ... Six of last seven between teams decided by six points or fewer. ... Dallas' Tony Romo 17-2 (.889) in November, best mark by QB in Super Bowl era. He has 46 TDs, 12 interceptions and 113.1 rating all-time in Nov. ... Romo leads NFL in fumble recoveries with six, including four vs. Redskins in last meeting when he and C Phil Costa had trouble with shotgun snaps. ... Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray leads NFL rookies with 674 yards rushing. ... Dallas TE Jason Witten has 16 catches for 200 yards in last two games vs. Washington. ... K Dan Bailey had six FGs in first meeting, tying NFL rookie record. ... Cowboys lead NFL in second-down conversions (39.4 percent). ... Redskins have dropped five straight, longest losing streak in coach Mike Shanahan's 18 seasons as head coach.


at CLEVELAND (3-6)

Today, 10 a.m., CBS

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Two of NFL's worst offenses match ineptitude. ... Jaguars inside opponents' 20 just 15 times and scored AFC-low 115 points. ... Jaguars playing second of three straight road games. ... RB Maurice Jones-Drew has 854 yards, second most in AFC. ... Jones-Drew needs three TDs to tie Fred Taylor for franchise record (70). ... Rookie QB Blaine Gabbert's 47.9 completion percentage and 63.6 passer rating are league's worst. ... Jaguars held Colts to 212 yards last week. ... Jaguars have 18 sacks in past six games and held opponents under 300 yards six times in nine games. ... Jaguars 5-1 in Cleveland.


at BALTIMORE (6-3)

Today 10 a.m., CBS

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Winner earns share of first place in AFC North with idle Pittsburgh. ... Homecoming of sorts for Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, who was Baltimore's defensive coordinator from 1996-2001. He's 10-6 against the Ravens. ... Cincinnati has won six of nine and three of four vs. Ravens. ... Bengals RB Cedric Benson has averaged 92 yards rushing in last four games vs. Baltimore. ... Ravens LB Ray Lewis has five career interceptions against Cincinnati, most against any opponent. ... Cincinnati seeking four straight road win against Ravens team that has won six straight and 14 of 15 at home. ... Bengals CB Leon Hall will miss his first game with Bengals after tearing Achilles last week. He had played in 74 straight. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton has 14 TD passes, most by a rookie through first nine games since 1970 merger.


at MIAMI (2-7)

Today, 10 a.m., CBS

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - History lesson: Miami set NFL record for consecutive victories in a series by winning all 20 games against Buffalo in the 1970s. ... Bills assistant head coach Dave Wannstedt makes return to Miami. He quit as Dolphins coach nine games into 2004 season. ... Bills rank second in NFL in interceptions with 15, while Dolphins next to last with four. ... Bills tied for second with 20 takeaways, while Dolphins tied for last with six. ... In past four games, Bills are minus-7.


at ST. LOUIS (2-7)

Today, 1:05 p.m., Fox

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seahawks have won 11 of last 12 in series, including 16-6 in season finale last year to win NFC West for fifth time in seven seasons. ... Rams third-year coach Steve Spagnuolo is 10-31. ... Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has consecutive 100-yard games for first time in career. ... RB-KR-PR Leon Washington has seven career return TDs, second most in NFL history. ... Undrafted WR Doug Baldwin has 484 yards receiving, second among NFC rookies, and tied for second in NFC with 29 catches.


at ATLANTA (5-4)

Today, 1:15 p.m., CBS

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have won five in row over Falcons; first two while still in Houston. ... Atlanta's last win in the series was 47-27 in 1990. ... Tennessee RB Chris Johnson has topped 100 yards in two games and on pace for worst season of career, but coming off season highs for carries (27) and yards (130) in rout of Carolina. ... Atlanta has lost more games than it did all of last season in winning NFC South. ... Tennessee one win away matching win total from last year's 6-10 mark.


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