Week 12 matchup tidbits

Posted Nov. 26, 2010 @ 6:43 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the Week 12 matchups, minus the Thanksgiving Day games.

GREEN BAY AT ATLANTA

Packers' Key To The Game:
Can the Packers overcome the Falcons' remarkable home-field advantage behind Matt Ryan?

Packers RB Brandon Jackson has 122-488, 4.0, 3 TDs and 29-231, 8.0, 1 TD receiving.
Packers WR Greg Jennings has 46-703, 15.2, 9 TDs.
Falcons DE John Abraham has 21 tackles, 8 QB sacks and 3 PD.
Falcons MLB Curtis Lofton's 81 tackles lead team, plus 2 QB sacks, 2 PD, 1 INT, 2 FF.

Falcons' Key To The Game:
Can Falcons' pass "D" run with Pack's A-Rod and company?

Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 63.1%, 2,518, 6.7, 18 TDs, 5 INTs, 15 sacks/94 yards, 92.9 & 30-82, 2.7 avg. rushing.
Falcons WR Roddy White has 79 - 1,017, 12.9, 7 TDs.
Packers DE Cullen Jenkins has 14 tackles, 4 QB sacks and 1 PD.
Packers CB Charles Woodson has 60 tackles (2nd on team), 1 QB sack, 7 PD, 2 INTs - 48 yards, 1 TD, 4 FF.

Other tidbits:
GB 13th OFF; ATL 17th DEF
GB 19th RUN; ATL 6th VS. RUN
GB 11th PASS; ATL 24th VS. PASS
GB 8th PTS; ATL 7th PTS ALLOWED
ATL 7th OFF; GB 12th DEF
ATL 7th RUN; GB 18th VS. RUN
ATL 13th PASS; GB 11th VS. PASS
ATL 6th PTS; GB 1st PTS ALLOWED
GB 5th TO/TA; ATL 2nd TO/TA
GREG JENNINGS HAD A CAREER HIGH 3 TD CATCHES IN WEEK 11.
GB AND ATL HAVE BOTH WON 4 GAMES IN A ROW.
GB IS PLUS 10 IN TURNOVER RATIO IN LAST 4 GAMES.
CLAY MATTHEWS HAS AT LEAST 1 SACK IN 5 OF HIS LAST 6 GAMES.
RODDY WHITE HAS MORE THAN 1,000 YDS RECEIVING IN EACH OF THE PAST 4 SEASONS.
ATL 16-5 WHEN MICHAEL TURNER SCORES A TD.
ATL IS 5-0 AT HOME.

 

SAN DIEGO AT INDIANAPOLIS

Chargers' Key To The Game:
Can Chargers manage this step up in class in only 4th game against a winning team this year?

Chargers QB Philip Rivers is 65.2%, 3,177, 9.0, 23 TDs, 9 INTs, 23 sacks/148 yards, 105.0 passer rating.
Chargers RB Mike Tolbert is 112-506, 4.5, 8 TDs & 16-141, 8.8 receiving.
Colts DE Robert Mathis has 37 tackles, 7½ QB sacks, 1 FF.
Colts CB Jerraud Powers has 48 tackles, 9 PD, 2 INTs - 11 yards.

Colts' Key To The Game:
Colts must take away San Diego ground game and make them one dimensional.

Colts WR Blair White has 14-150, 10.7, 3 TDs.
Colts TE Jacob Tamme has 31-305, 9.8, 2 TDs.
Chargers LB Shaun Phillips has 33 tackles, 9 QB sacks, 7 PD, 1 INT - 31 yards, 1 TD.
Chargers CB Antoine Cason has 46 tackles, 12 PD, 3 INTs - 51 yards.

Other tidbits:
SD 1st OFF; IND 19th DEF
SD 17th RUN; IND 30th VS. RUN
SD 1st PASS; IND 8th VS. PASS
SD 4th PTS; IND 14th PTS ALLOWED
IND 4th OFF; SD 1st DEF
IND 27th RUN; SD 3rd VS. RUN
IND 2nd PASS; SD 1st VS. PASS
IND 3rd PTS; SD 15th PTS ALLOWED
IND 11th TO/TA; SD 29th TO/TA
IND 4-0 AT HOME; SD 1-4 ON ROAD.
IND 4-1 ON ARTIFICIAL TURF IN 2010; 2-3 ON GRASS.
SD PLAYS 3 IN A ROW AT HOME AFTER PLAYING AT IND.
JACOB TAMME HAS CAUGHT 31-305-2 IN HIS LAST 4 GAMES.
SD HAS WON 4 OF LAST 5 MEETINGS BETWEEN TEAMS SINCE 2005.
IND AVERAGING 69.7 YDS RUSHING LAST 3 GAMES.

 

PHILADELPHIA AT CHICAGO

Eagles' Key To The Game:
Can the Eagles do enough on the ground vs. the Bears to force them to bring their safeties up and create space downfield?

Eagles RB LeSean "Shady" McCoy has 146-726, 5.0, 6 TDs & 51-381. 7.5, 1 TD receiving.
Eagles WR DeSean Jackson has 33-652, 19.8, 5 TDs.
Bears DE Julius Peppers has 30 tackles, 5 QB sacks, 5 PD, 1 INT, 2 FF, 1 blocked kick.
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher has 67 tackles, 2½ sacks, 6 PD, 1 INT, 1 FF, 3 FR.

Bears' Key To The Game:
Can Bears handle Eagles' legendary blitz packages and 7th-ranked pass rush?

Bears QB Jay Cutler is 61.3%, 2,064, 7.6, 12 TDs, 10 INTs, 33 sacks/203 yards, 84.2 passer rating & 29-172, 5.9 rushing.
Bears WR-RS Devin Hester has 28-284, 10.1, 2 TDs & 24 punt returns for 15.0 avg., 9 FC, 89 long, 2 TDs & 2 kickoff returns for 50.0 avg., 68 long.
Eagles DE Trent 44 Tackles 3rd on team, 7 QB sacks, 2 PD, 1 FF.
Eagles CB Asante Samuel has 23 tackles, 12 PD, 7 INTs - 70 yards, 1 FR.

Other tidbits:
PHI 2nd OFF; CHI 3rd DEF
PHI 3rd RUN; CHI 2nd VS. RUN
PHI 9th PASS; CHI 12th VS. PASS
PHI 2nd PTS; CHI 1st PTS ALLOWED
CHI 30th OFF; PHI 9th DEF
CHI 20th RUN; PHI 8th VS. RUN
CHI 27th PASS; PHI 13th VS. PASS
CHI 25th PTS; PHI 19th PTS ALLOWED
PHI 1st TO/TA; CHI 11th TO/TA
CHI DEALT MIA ONLY 2ND HOME SHUTOUT IN 40 YEARS IN WEEK 11.
CHI WON 3 STRAIGHT GAMES IN 12 DAYS BUT WILL HAVE 10 DAYS TO PREPARE FOR PHI.
IT WAS CHI'S FIRST SHUTOUT SINCE 2006 SEASON. (11/19/2006)
CHI CONVERTED 10-OF-18 THIRD DOWNS VS. MIA.
CHI HAS 25 TAKEAWAYS. PHI HAS TURNED IT OVER ONLY 11 TIMES.
CHI HAD 6 SACKS VS. MIA, MOST SINCE 2007 (9/30/2007).
MICHAEL VICK HAS OUTPLAYED PEYTON MANNING, DONOVAN MCNABB AND ELI MANNING LAST 3 GAMES.
PHI HAD 10 PENALTIES FOR 119 YARDS VS. NYG.
VICK TARGETED DESEAN JACKSON AND JEREMY MACLIN 24 OF HIS 38 PASSES IN WEEK 11.
ASANTE SAMUEL HAD 2 INTERCEPTIONS VS. NYG BUT FUMBLED ONE OF THEM AWAY.
ANDY REID HAS TIED JIM MORA SR. FOR 26TH ON ALL-TIME LIST WITH 125 VICTORIES.

 

TAMPA BAY AT BALTIMORE

Bucs' Key To The Game:
Are the Bucs ready to play with the big boys and can their 29th-ranked run "D" find an answer for Ray Rice?

Bucs RB Cadillac Williams has 104-338, 3.3, 2 TDs & 30-226, 7.5, 1 TD receiving.
Bucs WR Mike Williams has 43-681, 15.8, 6 TDs.
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata's 48 tackles 3rd on team, 5 QB sacks, 1 PD.
Ravens OLB Terrell Suggs has 45 tackles, 7½ QB sacks, 2 PD.

Ravens' Key To The Game:
Can Ravens, just 23rd in NFL with 14 takeaways, get back to their ball-hawking ways on defense?

Ravens RB Ray Rice has 184-730, 4.0, 3 TDs & 40-345, 8.6 receiving.
Ravens TE Todd Heap has 35-467, 13.3, 4 TDs.
Bucs DE Stylez G. White has 28 tackles, 4½ QB sacks, 2 FF.
Bucs CB Ronde Barber has 54 tackles, 1 QB sack, 7 PD, 3 INTs - 98 yards.

Other tidbits:
TB 23rd OFF; BAL 8th DEF
TB 12th RUN; BAL 9th VS. RUN
TB 22nd PASS; BAL 10th VS. PASS
TB 22nd PTS; BAL 6th PTS ALLOWED
BAL 12th OFF; TB 16th DEF
BAL 13th RUN; TB 29th VS. RUN
BAL 14th PASS; TB 6th VS. PASS
BAL 16th PTS; TB 10th PTS ALLOWED
TB 6th TO/TA; BAL 17th TO/TA
TB HAS WON 4 OF 5 ROAD GAMES THIS SEASON.
TB HAS ALLOWED 100 YDS RUSHING OR MORE IN ALL BUT 1 GAME.
JOSH FREEMAN HAS A TD-INT RATIO OF 9-2 IN HIS LAST 6 GAMES.
BAL IS 4-0 AT HOME THIS SEASON.
ANQUAN BOLDIN HAS JUST 107 YDS IN THE LAST 3 GAMES.
BAL HAS RUSHED FOR 2 TDS IN ITS LAST 5 GAMES.

 

JACKSONVILLE AT N.Y. GIANTS

JAX 20th OFF; NYG 2nd DEF
JAX 6th RUN; NYG 4th VS. RUN
JAX 25th PASS; NYG 3rd VS. PASS
JAX 19th PTS; NYG 17th PTS ALLOWED
NYG 3rd OFF; JAX 27th DEF
NYG 5th RUN; JAX 19th VS. RUN
NYG 7th PASS; JAX 28th VS. PASS
NYG 7th PTS; JAX 27th PTS ALLOWED
NYG 27th TO/TA; JAX 31st TO/TA
JAX HASN'T ALLOWED 100 YDS RUSHING IN EACH OF LAST THREE GAMES, ALL WINS; IT ACCOMPLISHED THAT FEAT JUST TWICE IN FIRST SEVEN GAMES.
MAURICE JONES-DREW HAS EXCEEDED 100 YDS RUSHING IN LAST 3 GAMES; HE DID THAT JUST ONCE IN FIRST 7 GAMES.
JAX NOTCHED SEASON-HIGH 6 SACKS IN WEEK 11.
NYG GAINED SEASON-LOW 208 YDS IN WEEK 11.
NYG HASN'T ALLOWED A SACK N LAST THREE GAMES.
ELI MANNING HAS THROWN 2 OR MORE PICKS IN 3 OF HIS LAST 4 GAMES.  HE'S THROWN AT LEAST 2 TD PASSES IN HIS LAST 6 GAMES.

 

CAROLINA AT CLEVELAND

CAR 32nd  OFF; CLE 23rd DEF
CAR 24th RUN; CLE 21st VS. RUN
CAR 32nd PASS; CLE 23rd VS. PASS
CAR 32nd PTS; CLE 10th PTS ALLOWED
CLE 28th OFF; CAR 14th DEF
CLE 15th RUN; CAR 24th VS. RUN
CLE 30th PASS;CAR 7th VS. PASS
CLE 24th PTS; CAR 25th PTS ALLOWED
CLE 9th TO/TA; CAR 30th TO/TA
CAR HAS SCORED NFL-LOW 10 TDS.
MIKE GOODSON HAS RUSHED FOR 45-220-0 IN HIS LAST TWO GAMES.
CAR HAS LOST TIME OF POSSESSION BATTLE IN ALL OF ITS LOSSES THIS SEASON.
CLE HAD 4 SACKS IN WEEK 10.
CLE'S TO/TA RATIO IS PLUS-10 IN ITS LAST FOUR GAMES.
CLE HASN'T ALLOWED A TD ON THE OPPONENTS' FIRST DRIVE IN 23 CONSECUTIVE GAMES, LONGEST STREAK IN NFL.

 

TENNESSEE AT HOUSTON

TEN 26th OFF; HOU 31st DEF
TEN 8th RUN; HOU 16th VS. RUN
TEN 31st PASS; HOU 32nd VS. PASS
TEN 5th PTS; HOU 31st PTS ALLOWED
HOU 8th OFF; TEN 24th DEF
HOU 8th RUN; TEN 11th VS. RUN
HOU 12th PASS; TEN 26th VS. PASS
HOU 18th PTS; TEN 8th PTS ALLOWED
HOU 11th TO/TA; TEN 11th TO/TA
RANDY MOSS HAD NO CATCHES IN WEEK 11 AND HAS 1 IN TWO GAMES WITH TEN.
ARIAN FOSTER 143 COMBINED RUSH-REC YDS IN WEEK 11; HE'S EXCEEDED 100 RUSH-REC YDS IN 7-OF-10 GAMES.
HOU ALLOWING 301 PASSING YARDS PER GAME.
TEN HAS LOST 3 STRAIGHT.
HOU HAS LOST 4 IN A ROW AND 6 OF 8.
HOU SCORED 27 PTS VS. NYJ, MOST NYJ DEFENSE HAS SURRENDERED ALL SEASON.
CHRIS JOHNSON HAS RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 100 YDS IN BACK-TO-BACK GAMES.

 

KANSAS CITY AT SEATTLE

KC 10th OFF; SEA 28th DEF
KC 1st RUN; SEA 13th VS. RUN
KC 26th PASS; SEA 30th VS. PASS
KC 10th PTS; SEA 21st PTS ALLOWED
SEA 29th OFF; KC 21st DEF
SEA 30th RUN; KC 12th VS. RUN
SEA 25th PASS; KC 25th VS. PASS
SEA 27th PTS; KC 12th PTS ALLOWED
KC 9th TO/TA; SEA 16th TO/TA
THE CHIEFS HAVE WON 8 STRAIGHT GAMES VS. NFC WEST OPPONENTS.
WITH 6-109-2 RECEIVING LAST WEEK, DWAYNE BOWE HAS 10 TD CATCHES IN HIS LAST 6 GAMES.
MATT CASSEL HAS 4 GAMES THIS SEASON WITH A 100 PASSER RATING OR HIGHER.
MATT HASSELBECK THREW FOR A SEASON-HIGH 366 YARDS IN LAST WEEK'S LOSS AT NO.
SEATTLE HAS AVERAGED JUST 66 RUSHING YARDS IN ITS PAST 4 GAMES.
OLINDO MARE HAS CONNECTED ON 9-OF-10 FGS IN HIS LAST 2 GAMES.

 

DENVER AT ST. LOUIS

STL 27th OFF; DEN 26th DEF
STL 18th RUN; DEN 31st VS. RUN
STL 30th PASS; DEN 19th VS. PASS
STL 28th PTS; DEN 30th PTS ALLOWED
DEN 6th OFF; STL 15th DEF
DEN 32nd RUN; STL 9th VS. RUN
DEN 3rd PASS; STL 20th VS. PASS
DEN 18th PTS; STL 8th PTS ALLOWED
STL 14th TO/TA; DEN 21st TO/TA
THE RAMS ARE 2-1 AGAINST THE BRONCOS IN THE PAST 10 YEARS, WITH DENVER WINNING ITS ONLY HOME GAME.
THE RAMS ARE 0-4 IN ROAD GAMES THIS SEASON.
SAM BRADFORD HAS THROWN JUST ONE INTERCEPTION IN HIS LAST FIVE GAMES.
STEVEN JACKSON HAS HAD LESS THAN 81 RUSHING YARDS EACH OF THE PAST THREE GAMES AFTER HAVING RUSHED FOR OVER 100 IN THREE CONSECUTIVE GAMES THE THREE PRIOR WEEKS.
DANNY AMENDOLA HAS AT LEAST SIX CATCHES IN EACH OF ST. LOUIS' PAST THREE GAMES.
KYLE ORTON'S ONLY START AGAINST THE RAMS CAME IN A 2008 START WITH THE BEARS WHEN HE WAS 17-OF-28 FOR 132 YARDS AND A TD.
ORTON HAS THROWN 11 TDS IN 5 GAMES AT INVESCO FIELD AT MILE HIGH.

 

PITTSBURGH AT BUFFALO

PIT 22ND OFF; BUF 25TH DEF
PIT 11TH RUN; BUF 32ND VS. RUN
PIT 21ST PASS; BUF 9TH VS. PASS
PIT T-13TH PTS; BUF 29TH PTS ALLOWED
BUF 24TH OFF; PIT 5TH DEF
BUF 14TH RUN; PIT 1ST VS. RUN
BUF 23RD PASS; PIT 22ND VS. PASS
BUF 21ST PTS; PIT 3RD PTS ALLOWED
BUF T-24TH TO/TA; PIT T-2ND TO/TA
STEELERS BEAT RAIDERS 35-3 IN WEEK 11.
BEN ROETHLISBERGER THREW THREE TD PASSES AND RAN FOR ONE IN WIN.
OLB JAMES HARRISON WAS DOMINANT VS. OAKLAND, FINISHING WITH FIVE TACKLES, TWO SACKS, AN INTERCEPTION AND FORCED FUMBLE.
CIN HAD 14 PENALTIES FOR 163 YARDS IN WEEK 11.
BUF RALLIED FROM 31-14 HALFTIME DEFICIT TO DEFEAT BENGALS 49-31 IN WEEK 11.
QB RYAN FITZPATRICK THREW FOUR TDS IN THE VICTORY, THREE TO WR STEVIE JOHNSON.
THE BILLS WERE ALSO EFFICIENT ON THE GROUND, WITH RB FRED JACKSON POSTING 21-116-2.
BUF HAS WON BACK-TO-BACK GAMES AFTER 0-8 START.
STEELERS ALLOW 63.2 RUSHING YARDS A GAME, BEST IN THE LEAGUE; BILLS ALLOW 166.9 RUSHING YARDS A GAME, WORST IN THE LEAGUE.

 

MIAMI AT OAKLAND

MIA 21ST OFF; OAK 11TH DEF
MIA 21ST RUN; OAK 25TH VS. RUN
MIA 15TH PASS; OAK 4TH VS. PASS
MIA T-29TH PTS; OAK 18TH PTS ALLOWED
OAK 16TH OFF; MIA 6TH DEF
OAK 2ND RUN; MIA 20TH VS. RUN
OAK 29TH PASS; MIA 5TH VS. PASS
OAK T-11TH PTS; MIA 13TH PTS ALLOWED
MIA 23RD TO/TA; OAK TO/TA

DOLPHINS HAD ALLOWED 13 SACKS IN NINE GAMES, THEN ALLOWED SIX TO THE BEARS IN WEEK 11.
DOLPHINS HAD JUST 187 TOTAL YARDS IN WEEK 11 LOSS.
DOLPHINS WERE SHUT OUT AT HOME FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 2007.
JASON CAMPBELL AND BRUCE GRADKOWSKI COMBINED FOR 121 PASSING YARDS, TWO INTS AND A 47 PERCENT THROWING ACCURACY IN LOSS TO STEELERS.
RAIDERS HAD AVERAGED 162.2 RUSHING YDS PER GAME BEFORE RUSHING FOR JUST 61 AGAINST PIT.
RONNIE BROWN AVERAGING 6.4 YDS PER CARRY IN THREE CAREER GAMES AGAINST THE RAIDERS.
TYLER THIGPEN'S ONLY CAREER WIN AS A STARTING QB CAME AGAINST OAKLAND WHEN HE WAS ON KC IN 2008.
DOLPHINS ARE 4-1 ON THE ROAD BUT 1-4 AT HOME. RAIDERS ARE 4-1 AT HOME AND 1-4 ON THE ROAD.

 

MINNESOTA AT WASHINGTON

MIN 18th OFF; WAS 32nd DEF
MIN 10th RUN; WAS 27th VS. RUN
MIN 18th PASS; WAS 29th VS. PASS
MIN 29th PTS; WAS 24th PTS ALLOWED
WAS 15th OFF; MIN 10th DEF
WAS 22nd RUN; MIN 7th VS. RUN
WAS 10th PASS; MIN 15th VS. PASS
WAS 23rd PTS; MIN 19th PTS ALLOWED
MIN 32nd TO/TA; WAS 7th TO/TA
DONOVAN MCNABB COMPLETED 30-OF-50 PASSES FOR 376 YARDS IN OT WIN OVER TEN.
GRAHAM GANO HIT 4-OF-6 FGS IN GAME, MISSING FROM 47 AND 51 YARDS BUT MAKING GAME-WINNER FROM 48 YARDS.
HUNTER SMITH AVERAGED A NET OF ONLY 9.8 YARDS ON HIS 4 PUNTS LAST WEEK.
KEILAND WILLIAMS TOTALED 95 YARDS FROM SCRIMMAGE IN WIN OVER TEN.
AFTER STRUGGLING ON 3RD DOWNS AGAINST PHI (0-FOR-10), WAS CONVERTED 8-OF-16 AGAINST TEN.
WAS HAS HAD 3 OT GAMES THIS SEASON, WINNING 2.
WAS BEAT AN AFC SOUTH TEAM FOR 1ST TIME SINCE WEEK 4 OF 2006 SEASON.
SIDNEY RICE HAD 3-56-0 RECEIVING IN FIRST GAME THIS SEASON FOR MIN.
OPPONENTS HAVE TURNED 22 BRETT FAVRE INTERCEPTIONS INTO 71 POINTS.
MIN IS MINUS-13 IN TO RATIO.
MIN HAS REACHED END ZONE IN ONLY 12 OF 29 RED-ZONE POSSESSIONS THIS SEASON.
FAVRE WAS 17-OF-38 PASSING VS. WHAT IS LIKELY TO BE FINAL GAME VS. GB.
BRAD CHILDRESS FELL TO 3-7 VS. MIKE MCCARTHY, WITH 2 WINS COMING LAST SEASON.

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT ARIZONA

SF 25TH OFF; AZ 29TH DEF
SF 25TH RUN; AZ 28TH VS. RUN
SF 19TH PASS; AZ 27TH VS. PASS
SF 31ST PTS; AZ 32ND PTS ALLOWED
AZ 31ST OFF; SF 13TH DEF
AZ 28TH RUN; SF 15TH VS. RUN
AZ 28TH PASS; SF 17TH VS. PASS
AZ 26TH PTS; SF 16TH PTS ALLOWED
SF 24TH TO/TA; AZ 27TH TO/TA
NINERS' OFFENSE MANAGED ONLY 189 TOTAL YARDS IN WEEK 11
NINERS HAD NO TURNOVERS IN THREE VICTORIES
NINERS HAVE NOT ALLOWED A 100-YARD RUSHER IN LAST 16 GAMES.
PATRICK WILLIS AND TAKEO SPIKES HAD A COMBINED 25 TACKLES IN WEEK 11
CARDINALS OUTGAINED CHIEFS 382-352 IN WEEK 11 LOSS BUT WERE OUTRUSHED 159-101
LARRY FITZGERALD HAS 3 TDS IN LAST 4 GAMES AND AT LEAST 72 YARDS RECEIVING IN EACH OF LAST 4 GAMES.
CARDINALS CONVERTED ONLY 4-OF-15 THIRD-DOWN OPPORTUNITIES AND MADE 11 PENALTIES FOR 96 YARDS IN WEEK 11 LOSS.
CARDINALS DID NOT REGISTER A SACK FOR FIRST TIME THIS SEASON IN WEEK 11 LOSS TO K.C.
SF HAS HAD 0 TURNOVERS IN ITS 3 WINS.
FRANK GORE HAS HAD 22 CARRIES OR MORE IN ALL 3 SF WINS.
LARRY FITZGERALD AVERAGING 90.3 RECEIVING YDS IN HIS LAST 4 GAMES.
AZ HAS ALLOWED 13 SACKS IN ITS LAST 3 GAMES.
AZ HAS LOST 5 IN A ROW.