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Here's a roundup of interesting facts and figures for the Week 16 matchups, minus the Panthers-Steelers Thursday-night game.

N.Y. JETS AT CHICAGO

Jets' Key To The Game:
Jets can probably handle Bears' offense and score some points of their own, but what will they do about Devin Hester?

Jets QB Mark Sanchez is 54.0%, 3,322, 6.4 avg., 16 TDs, 12 INTs, 27 sacks/171 yards, 74.6 and 30-105, 3.5, 3 TDs rushing.
Jets WR Braylon Edwards had 8-100 vs. Steelers and has 46-774, 16.8, 6 TDs.
Bears DE Israel Idonije has 45 tackles, 8 QB sacks, 3 PD, 3 FF, 1 kick blocked.
Bears MLB Brian Urlacher's 112 tackles lead team, 3½ QB sacks, 10 PD, 1 INT - 0 yards, 2 FF, 3 FR.

Bears' Key To The Game:
Can Bears O-line handle Jets' pressure and will they show up after huge win last Monday night?

Bears WR-RS Devin Hester has 36-411, 11.4, 3 TD and 7-30, 4.3 rushing and 30 punt returns for 16.4 avg., 89 long, 3 TDs, 9 FC and 11 kickoff returns for 35.2 avg., 79 long.
Bears QB Jay Cutler has 61.7%, 2,891, 7.9 avg., 20 TDs, 13 INTs, 44 sacks/ 288 yards, 89.6 and 44-221, 5.0 avg. rushing.
Jets OLB Calvin Pace has 46 tackles, 4½ QB sacks, 1 FF.
Jets CB Darrelle Revis has 28 tackles, 9 PD, 2 FR.

Other tidbits:
NYJ 13TH OFF; CHI 9TH DEF
NYJ 6TH RUN; CHI 2ND VS. RUN
NYJ 20TH PASS; CHI 18TH VS. PASS
NYJ 18TH PTS; CHI 3RD PTS ALLOWED
CHI 30TH OFF; NYJ 5TH DEF
CHI 25TH RUN; NYJ 4TH VS. RUN
CHI 26TH PASS; NYJ 9TH VS. PASS
CHI 24TH PTS; NYJ 5TH PTS ALLOWED
NYJ 7TH TO/TA; CHI 14TH TO/TA
JETS BEAT STEELERS 22-17 IN WEEK 15; NYJ IMRPOVES TO 6-1 ON THE ROAD THIS SEASON.
KR BRAD SMITH STARTED THE SCORING WITH A 97-YARD TD RETURN ON OPENING KICK. HE IS THE THIRD JETS PLAYER TO EVER START THE GAME WITH A KICK RETURN TD.
OLB JASON TAYLOR STUFFED PITT RB MEWELDE MOORE FOR SAFETY IN FOURTH QUARTER, THE SECOND SAFETY JETS HAVE RECORDED IN THE PAST FOUR GAMES.
TD RUN BY MARK SANCHEZ IN THE THIRD QUARTER WAS FIRST JETS OFFENSIVE TOUCHDOWN SINCE THE THIRD QUARTER OF THEIR THANKSGIVING-DAY GAME VS. BENGALS (11 QUARTERS).
BEARS PLAY ON "MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL" VS. VIKINGS AT TCF BANK STADIUM.
THREE OF BEARS' FOUR LOSSES THROUGH WEEK 14 AT SOLDIER FIELD.

 

INDIANAPOLIS AT OAKLAND

Colts' Key To The Game:
Can the Colts find their alter ego again and out-smashmouth the Raiders the way they did the Jaguars?

Colts RB Donald Brown had 14-129, 1 TD vs. Jaguars and has 120-460, 3.8, 2 TDs rushing on the season and 20-205, 10.3 receiving.
Colts QB Peyton Manning is 66.9%, 4,257, 7.0 avg., 28 TDs, 15 INTs, 15 QB sacks/84 yards, 92.1 rating.
Raiders DL Richard Seymour has 48 tackles, 5½ QB sacks, 2 PD, 1 FR.
Raiders CB Nnamdi Asomugha has 17 tackles, 5 PD.

Raiders' Key To The Game:
How will Raiders' porous run "D" respond to Colts' new commitment to ground game?

Raiders RB Darren McFadden has 21-1,112, 5.2, 7 TDs and 43-476, 11.1, 3 TDs.
Raiders TE Zach Miller has 46-588, 12.8, 4 TDs.
Colts MLB Gary Brackett has 64 tackles, 3 PD.
Colts LB Pat Angerer's 78 tackles 2nd on team, 1 QB sack, 2 PD, 1 FF.

Other tidbits:
IND 4th OFF; OAK 11th DEF
IND 32nd RUN; OAK 26th VS. RUN
IND 1st PASS; OAK 5th VS. PASS
IND 4th PTS; OAK 20th PTS ALLOWED
OAK 8th OFF; IND 19th DEF
OAK 2nd RUN; IND 28th VS. RUN
OAK 23rd PASS; IND 11th VS. PASS
OAK 9th PTS; IND 22nd PTS ALLOWED
IND 16th TO/TA; OAK 21st TO/TA
LAST 5 ROAD GAMES FOR IND HAVE BEEN DECIDED BY 13 POINTS.
DONALD BROWN RUSHED FOR A CAREER HIGH 129 YDS IN WEEK 15.
PEYTON MANNING HAS BEEN SACKED 3 TIMES IN THE PAST 5 GAMES.
OAK HAS WON 4 OF ITS LAST 5 HOME GAMES.
OAK 2-7 AGAINST OPPONENTS FROM OUTSIDE THE AFC WEST.
DARREN MCFADDEN HAS 10 TDS BUT HAS ONLY SCORED IN 5 GAMES.
JASON CAMPBELL HAS BEEN SACKED 27 TIMES IN 11 GAMES.

 

NEW ORLEANS AT ATLANTA

Saints' Key To The Game:
Can Saints be only the second team in three seasons to beat the Falcons with Matt Ryan playing QB at home?

Saints QB Drew Brees is 68.5%, 4,122, 7.2 avg., 31 TDs, 19 INTs, 21 sacks/ 166 yards, 93.5 rating.
Saints RB Reggie Bush has 26-80, 3.1 and 25-133, 5.3, 1 TD receiving and 10 puntg returns for 7.5 avg., 43 long, 2 FC.
Falcons DE John Abraham has 12 QB sacks, 35 tackles, 3 PD.
Falcons CB Dunta Robinson has 44 tackles, 5 PD.

Falcons' Key To The Game:
Can Falcons 20th- ranked pass "D" slow Brees and company enough to outscore them?

Falcons QB Matt Ryan is 62.7%, 3,321, 6.5 avg., 25 TDs, 9 INTs, 21 sacks/147 yards, 90.5 and 40-89, 2.2 rushing.
Falcons RB Michael Turner has 300-1,256, 4.2, 11 TDs and 12-85, 7.1 receiving.
Saints DT Sedrick Ellis has 40 tackles, 6 QB sacks, 2 PD, 2 FF.
Saints MLB Jonathan Vilma's 99 tackles lead team, 4 QB sacks, 3 PD, 1 INT - 5 yards, 3 FF.

Other tidbits:
NO 6th OFF; ATL 15th DEF
NO 26th RUN; ATL 12th VS. RUN
NO 3rd PASS; ATL 20th VS. PASS
NO 7th PTS; ATL 7th PTS ALLOWED
ATL 12th OFF; NO 8th DEF
ATL 7th RUN; NO 19th VS. RUN
ATL 14th PASS; NO 4th VS. PASS
ATL 5th PTS; NO 9th PTS ALLOWED
NO 23rd TO/TA; ATL 4th TO/TA
DREW BREES HAS THROWN A CAREER-HIGH 19 INTERCEPTIONS.
NO WAS HELD TO A SEASON LOW 269 YDS AGAINST BAL LAST WEEK.
NO HAS ALLOWED 136 RUSHING YDS OR MORE IN 3 OF THE PAST 4 GAMES.
NO HAS WON 7 OF ITS LAST 9 AGAINST ATL.
MATT RYAN HAS THROWN 4 OF HIS 9 INTERCEPTIONS IN THE PAST 3 GAMES.
ATL RUSHED FOR 202 YDS AGAINST NO IN WEEK THREE.
ATL IS 6-0 AT HOME THIS SEASON.

 

N.Y. GIANTS AT GREEN BAY

Giants' Key to the Game:
How will the Giants respond to the worst collapse in team history and can Eli avoid picks vs. one of NFL's best ball-hawking secondaries?

Giants QB Eli Manning is 63.9%, 3,458 yards, 7.2 avg., 28 TDs, 20 INTs, 15 QB sacks/112 yards, 87.7 rating.
Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has 75-959, 12.8, 10 TDs.
Packers OLB Clay Matthews has 53 tackles, 12½ QB sacks, 4 PD, 1 INT - 62 yards, 1 TD, 1 FF.
Packers CB Tramon William has 52 tackles, 1 QB sack, 17 PD, 5 INTs - 78 yards, 1 FF, 2 FR.

Packers' Key To the Game:
Will Aaron Rodgers be ready to go and how effective can he be?

Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is 65.4%, 3,289 yards, 8.0 avg., 23 TDs, 10 INTs, 27 sacks/180 yards, 98.5 rating and 55-309, 5.6, 4 TDs.
Packers WR Greg Jennings has 65-1,026, 15.8, 12 TDs.
Giants DE Justin Tuck has 67 tackles, 10 QB sacks, 3 PD, 6 FF, 4 FR.
Giants SS Kenny Phillips has 63 tackles, 5 PD, 1 INT - 0 yard, 2 FR.

Other tidbits:
NYG 3RD OFF; GB 7TH DEF
NYG 5TH RUN; GB 19TH VS. RUN
NYG 12TH PASS; GB 3RD VS. PASS
NYG 6TH PTS; GB 1ST PTS ALLOWED
GB 11TH OFF; NYG 2ND DEF
GB 24TH RUN; NYG 10TH VS. RUN
GB 8TH PASS; NYG 2ND VS. PASS
GB 10TH PTS; NYG 13TH PTS ALLOWED
NYG 14TH TO/TA; GB 7TH TO/TA
GIANTS GAVE UP 28 UNANSWERED POINTS IN WEEK 15 LOSS TO THE EAGLES.
ELI MANNING MATCHED HIS SEASON HIGH IN WEEK 15 WITH 4 TD PASSES.
GIANTS HAVE ALLOWED MORE THAN 2 SACKS IN ONLY ONE GAME SO FAR THIS SEASON.
GIANTS ALLOWED 197 YARDS RUSHING IN WEEK 15 LOSS AFTER ALLOWING ONLY 61 YARDS ON THE GROUND IN WIN OVER VIKINGS 6 DAYS EARLIER.
PACKERS HAD 42 PASS ATTEMPTS (INCLUDING 5 SACKS ALLOWED) AND 38 RUSHING PLAYS IN WEEK 15 LOSS TO PATRIOTS.
AARON RODGERS WAS SIDELINED FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 47 GAMES LAST WEEK.
PACKERS CONVERTED 11-OF-19 THIRD DOWNS IN WEEK 15 AFTER CONVERTING ONLY 2-OF-12 THE PREVIOUS WEEK.
GREG JENNINGS HAS 7 TDS IN LAST 6 GAMES FOR PACKERS.

 

SEATTLE AT TAMPA BAY

Seahawks' Key To The Game:
Can Seattle handle the near-impossible west-to-east, coast-to-coast trip vs. Bucs team that's just 3-4 at home?

Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck is 59.8%, 2,977 yards, 6.8 avg., 12 TDs, 17 INTs, 29 sacks/175 yards, 73.1 rating and 22-59, 2.7, 2 TDs.
Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has 131-445, 3.4, 6 TDs and 20-145, 7.3 receiving.
Bucs MLB Barrett Ruud's 104 tackles lead team, 1 QB sack, 1 PD, 1 INT - 1 yard, 1 FF.
Bucs CB Ronde Barber has 77 tackles, 1 QB sack, 10 PD, 3 INTs - 98 yards.

Bucs' Key To The Game:
Bucs have to hope Seattle's 31st- ranked run game is tonic for their 29th-ranked run "D."

Bucs WR Mike Williams has 58-880, 15.2, 8 TDs.
Bucs RB LeGarrette Blount has 164-777, 4.7, 6 TDs and 2-9, 4.5 avg. receiving.
Seahawks DE Chris Clemons has 45 tackles, 10 QB sack, 4 PD, 1 FF, 1 FR.

Other tidbits:
SEA 27th OFF; TB 20th DEF
SEA 31st RUN; TB 29th VS. RUN
SEA 16th PASS; TB 11th VS. PASS
SEA 22nd PTS; TB 14th PTS ALLOWED
TB 20th OFF; SEA 29th DEF
TB 10th RUN; SEA 21st VS. RUN
TB 19th PASS; SEA 29th VS. PASS
TB 21st PTS; SEA 27th PTS ALLOWED
SEA 30th TO/TA; TB 6th TO/TA
SEA HAS ALLOWED 33 POINTS OR MORE IN 6 OF ITS LAST 8 GAMES.
MARSHAWN LYNCH HAS NOT RUSHED FOR MORE THAN 89 YDS IN A GAME
SINCE 2008.
MATT HASSELBECK HAS THROWN 10 INTERCEPTIONS IN THE PAST 4 GAMES.
TB 3-0 AGAINST NFC WEST TEAMS THIS SEASON.
JOSH FREEMAN HAS COMMITTED MORE THAN 1 TURNOVER IN A GAME ONLY ONCE.
TB HAS ALLOWED 369 YDS RUSHING IN THE LAST 2 GAMES.

 

DALLAS AT ARIZONA

DAL 7th OFF; ARZ 27th DEF
DAL 22nd RUN; ARZ 30th VS. RUN
DAL 4th PASS; ARZ 23rd VS. PASS
DAL 7th PTS; ARZ 29th PTS ALLOWED
ARZ 31st OFF; DAL 25th DEF
ARZ 30th RUN; DAL 14th VS. RUN
ARZ 31st PASS; DAL 28th VS. PASS
ARZ 27th PTS; DAL 31st PTS ALLOWED
DAL 13th TO/TA; ARZ 23rd TO/TA
DAL HAS ALLOWED 30+ POINTS IN 4 STRAIGHT GAMES. CLUB RECORD WAS SET 1-15 SEASON IN 1989 WHEN IT HAD 5 STRAIGHT WITH 30+ ALLOWED.
DAL HAS ALLOWED 8 TEAMS TO SCORE 30+ POINTS THIS SEASON.
JASON WITTEN BECAME 4TH TIGHT END EVER TO CATCH 600 PASSES AND HE'S THE FASTEST TO DO IT (125 GAMES).
DAL SACKED REX GROSSMAN 5 TIMES, ITS MOST IN A GAME SINCE 2008.
DEMARCUS WARE BECAME FIRST DEFENDER SINCE SIMEON RICE TO HAVE DOUBLE-DIGIT SACKS IN 5 STRAIGHT SEASONS.
ARZ HAS LOST 8 OF 9 GAMES, INCLUDING HANDING CAR ITS 2ND WIN OF SEASON.
ARZ HAD ONLY 43 RUSHING YARDS AT CAR.
ARZ ONLY TD SUNDAY WAS A FUMBLE RECOVERY IN THE END ZONE AFTER TIM HIGHTOWER LOST THE BALL.
ONLY RANDY MOSS HAS REACHED 8,000 YARDS RECEIVING FASTER THAN LARRY FITZGERALD, WHO PASSED THE MARK SUNDAY.

 

BALTIMORE AT CLEVELAND

BAL 18TH OFF; CLE 22ND DEF
BAL 16TH RUN; CLE 25TH VS. RUN
BAL 15TH PASS; CLE 14TH VS. PASS
BAL 12TH PTS; CLE 10TH PTS ALLOWED
CLE 29TH OFF; BAL 10TH DEF
CLE 18TH RUN; BAL 5TH VS. RUN
CLE 28TH PASS; BAL 14TH VS. PASS
CLE 28TH PTS; BAL 4TH PTS ALLOWED
CLE 7TH TO/TA; BAL 11TH TO/TA
BAL HAS WON 5 STRAIGHT VS. CLE.
PEYTON HILLIS RUSHED FOR 144 YARDS VS. BAL IN WEEK 3.
BAL TIED WITH PIT FOR DIVISION LEAD AT 10-4; PIT OWNS TIEBREAKER ON ACCOUNT OF BETTER DIVISION RECORD (4-1 VS. 2-2).
ANQUAN BOLDIN CAUGHT 8 PASSES FOR 142 YARDS FOR 3 TDS IN FIRST MEETING WITH CLE.
BOLDIN HAD JUST 1 CATCH FOR 2 YDS IN BAL'S WEEK 15 WIN VS. NO.
ERIC MANGINI 10-20 AS CLE'S HEAD COACH.
RAY RICE RACKED UP 233 COMBINED RUSH-REC YDS IN WEEK 15 (153 RUSH, 80 REC).

 

HOUSTON AT DENVER

DEN 14TH OFF; HOU 30TH DEF
DEN 29TH RUN; HOU 9TH VS. RUN
DEN 7TH PASS; HOU 32ND VS. PASS
DEN 19TH PTS; HOU 30TH PTS ALLOWED
HOU 5TH OFF; DEN 31ST DEF
HOU 11TH RUN; DEN 31ST VS. RUN
HOU 5TH PASS; DEN 22ND VS. PASS
HOU 10TH PTS; DEN 32ND PTS ALLOWED
DEN 28TH TO/TA; HOU 16TH TO/TA
THE BRONCOS HAVE SURRENDERED 35 POINTS OR MORE IN FOUR OF THEIR LAST FIVE GAMES.
KNOWSHON MORENO LEFT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF LAST WEEK'S GAME WITH AN ABDOMEN INJURY.
IF TIM TEBOW STARTS, IT WOULD BE HIS FIRST AT HOME.
ARIAN FOSTER LEFT IN THE FOURTH QUARTER LAST WEEK WITH AN ANKLE INJURY.
GARY KUBIAK WAS THE OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR IN DENVER FOR 11 SEASONS.
THE BRONCOS HAVE WON JUST TWO GAMES SINCE WEEK TWO.

 

TENNESSEE AT KANSAS CITY

TEN 28TH OFF; KC 16TH DEF
TEN 13TH RUN; KC 13TH VS. RUN
TEN 29TH PASS; KC 19TH VS. PASS
TEN 13TH PTS; KC 11TH PTS ALLOWED
KC 10TH OFF; TEN 24TH DEF
KC 1ST RUN; TEN 17TH VS. RUN
KC 30TH PASS; TEN 26TH VS. PASS
KC 13TH PTS; TEN 12TH PTS ALLOWED
TEN 20TH TO/TA; KC 5TH TO/TA
TEN HELD HOU TO JUST 30 YARDS RUSHING ON 17 CARRIES (1.8 YPC) LAST WEEK.
CHRIS JOHNSON HAS RUN FOR 241 YARDS AND 2 TDS IN HIS LAST 2 GAMES.
JASON BABIN HAS 5 SACKS IN HIS LAST 5 GAMES.
KC HAS HAD 6 200-YARD RUSHING GAMES THIS SEASON, THE SECOND-MOST IN TEAM HISTORY.
THOMAS JONES SURPASSED 10,000 RUSHING YARDS FOR HIS CAREER AFTER RUNNING FOR 62 YARDS LAST WEEK.
THE CHIEFS ARE AVERAGING 401.6 YARDS OF OFFENSE IN THEIR LAST FIVE HOME GAMES, ALL VICTORIES.

 

SAN DIEGO AT CINCINNATI

SD 2ND OFF; CIN 18TH DEF
SD 14TH RUN; CIN 22ND VS. RUN
SD 2ND PASS; CIN 16TH VS. PASS
SD 3RD PTS; CIN 26TH PTS ALLOWED
CIN 22ND OFF; SD 1ST DEF
CIN 27TH RUN; SD 3RD VS. RUN
CIN 13TH PASS; SD 1ST VS. PASS
CIN 20TH PTS; SD 6TH PTS ALLOWED
SD 23RD TO/TA; CIN 23RD TO/TA
VINCENT JACKSON HAD 3 TD CATCHES LAST WEEK IN A WIN OVER THE 49ERS, HIS FIRST SCORES OF 2010.
SD HAS ALLOWED A FRANCHISE-LOW 259 YARDS OVER THE LAST 2 GAMES.
THE CHARGERS HAVE RECORDED 10 SACKS IN THEIR LAST 2 CONTESTS.
CARSON PALMER HAS A 7-10 TD-INT RATIO IN HIS LAST 6 GAMES.
CEDRIC BENSON HAD A SEASON-HIGH 150 RUSHING YARDS IN LAST WEEK'S WIN OVER THE BROWNS.
THE CIN RUN "D" HAD ITS BEST OUTING OF 2010 LAST WEEK, HOLDING CLE TO 59 YARDS.

 

SAN FRANCISCO AT ST. LOUIS

SF 26TH OFF; SL 17TH DEF
SF 19TH RUN; SL 16TH VS. RUN
SF 22ND PASS; SL 25TH VS. PASS
SF 29TH PTS; SL 15TH PTS ALLOWED
SL 25TH OFF; SF 14TH DEF
SL 26TH RUN; SF 7TH VS. RUN
SL 21ST PASS; SF 25TH VS PASS
SL 26TH PTS; SF 18TH PTS ALLOWED
SF 16TH TO/TA; SL 10TH TO/TA
THE NINERS' DEFENSE HAS NOT ALLOWED A 100-YARD RUSHER IN THE LAST 20 GAMES.
THE NINERS BEAT THE RAMS IN WEEK 10 DESPITE 14 PENALTIES, INCLUDING TWO THAT WIPED OUT FOURTH-QUARTER TDS.
TAKEO SPIKES HAS AT LEAST NINE TACKLES IN 4 OF LAST 5 NINERS GAMES. 
VERNON DAVIS HAD ONLY ONE CATCH FOR FOUR YARDS IN NINERS' WEEK 15 LOSS TO CHARGERS.
THE RAMS HAVE LOST 34 STRAIGHT GAMES WHEN TRAVELING AT HALFTIME.
THE RAMS GOT FIVE SACKS FROM FIVE DIFFERENT DEFENDERS IN THE WEEK 10 LOSS TO THE NINERS.
STEVEN JACKSON HAD 148 TOTAL YARDS AND A TD IN THE RAMS' WEEK 10 LOSS TO THE NINERS.
DANNY AMENDOLA HAD SEVEN CATCHES IN WEEK 15 AFTER CATCHING A COMBINED EIGHT PASSES IN THE RAMS' PREVIOUS 3 GAMES. 

 

NEW ENGLAND AT BUFFALO

NE 9TH OFF; BUF 23RD DEF
NE 15TH RUN; BUF 32ND VS. RUN
NE 10TH PASS; BUF 7TH VS. PASS
NE 1ST PTS; BUF 25TH PTS ALLOWED
BUF 24TH OFF; NE 28TH DEF
BUF 17TH RUN; NE 15TH VS. RUN
BUF 25TH PASS; NE 30TH VS. PASS
BUF 23RD PTS; NE 17TH PTS ALLOWED
NE 1ST TO/TA; BUF 21ST TO/TA
IN WEEK THREE MEETING, RYAN FITZPATRICK THREW FOR 247 YARDS AND TWO TDS IN FIRST START OF '10. BILLS SCORED 30 POINTS.
PATS HAVE WON LAST 14 GAMES IN THE SERIES. BILLS LAST WIN OVER PATS CAME IN 2003.
TOM BRADY HAS GONE 292 CONSECUTIVE PASS ATTEMPTS AND NINE GAMES WITHOUT THROWING AN INTERCEPTION.
THE BILLS GAINED 5.6 YARDS PER CARRY IN WEEK THREE LOSS TO THE PATRIOTS.
BILLS NT KYLE WILLIAMS HAS FIVE SACKS THIS SEASON, INCLUDING ONE AGAINST PATS.
BRADY HAS BEEN SACKED THREE TIMES IN EACH OF THE LAST THREE GAMES.
PATRIOTS HAVE RETURNED FOUR INTECEPTIONS FOR TOUCHDOWNS THIS SEASON, INCLUDING KYLE ARRINGTON'S IN WEEK 15.
BILLS HAVE WON BACK-TO-BACK GAMES FOR FIRST TIME SINCE WEEKS SIX AND SEVEN OF 2009.

 

DETROIT AT MIAMI

DET 16TH OFF; MIA 4TH DEF
DET 23RD RUN; MIA 6TH VS. RUN
DET 11TH PASS; MIA 6TH VS. PASS
DET 16TH PTS; MIA 7TH PTS ALLOWED
MIA 23RD OFF; DET 21ST DEF
MIA 21ST RUN; DET 24TH VS. RUN
MIA 17TH PASS; DET 13TH VS. PASS
MIA 31ST PTS; DET 19TH PTS ALLOWED
DET 11TH TO/TA; MIA 28TH TO/TA
DOLPHINS ELIMINATED FROM PLAYOFF CONTENTION WITH WEEK 15 LOSS TO BILLS.
DOLPHINS HAVE JUST ONE WIN AT HOME THIS SEASON.
LIONS HAVE DOUBLED LAST YEAR'S WIN TOTAL. ENDED NFL-RECORD 26-GAME ROAD LOSING STREAK WITH OT WIN OVER BUCS IN WEEK 15.
CALVIN JOHNSON HAD SEASON-HIGH 152 YDS RECEIVING IN WEEK 15. WENT 10-152-1 AFTER JUST 1-44 IN WEEK 14.
BRANDON MARSHALL HAD BEST GAME SINCE WEEK SIX, GOING 11-106-1 IN WEEK 15.
DOLPHINS HAVE WON LAST FIVE IN THE SERIES. LIONS LAST WIN OVER MIAMI CAME IN 1991. DETROIT HAS NEVER WON IN MIAMI.
CHAD HENNE'S QB RATING OVER 70 FOR FIRST TIME SINCE WEEK FOUR (73.3). HAS THROWN AN INT IN EVERY GAME BUT THREE (16 OVERALL).
LIONS RB MAURICE MORRIS HAD FIRST 100-YARD RUSHING GAME FOR DETROIT THIS SEASON IN WEEK 15. MIAMI HAS YET TO HAVE A 100-YARD RUSHER.

 

WASHINGTON AT JACKSONVILLE

WAS 17th OFF; JAX 26th DEF
WAS 28th RUN; JAX 18th VS. RUN
WAS 9th PASS; JAX 27th VS. PASS
WAS 25th PTS; JAX 11th PTS ALLOWED
JAX 15th OFF; WAS 32nd DEF
JAX 3rd RUN; WAS 27th VS. RUN
JAX 27th PASS; WAS 30th VS. PASS
JAX 15th PTS; WAS 23rd PTS ALLOWED
WAS 16th TO/TA; JAX 32nd TO/TA
REX GROSSMAN TIED HIS CAREER HIGH WITH 4 TD PASSES IN GAME, SET IN 2006 WITH CHI.
GROSSMAN'S LAST START WAS SEPTEMBER 2008.
GROSSMAN WAS SACKED 5 TIMES, LOST A FUMBLE AND HAD 2 INTS.
WAS TRAILED 13-0 BEFORE CROSSING MIDFIELD LAST WEEK.
WAS TOTALED ONLY 6 POINTS ON FOUR POSSESSIONS THAT ENDED INSIDE THE RED ZONE.
WAS HAS LOST 4 STRAIGHT AND 6 OF 7 GAMES.
JAX ALLOWED IND ITS 3RD-HIGHEST RUSHING TOTAL OF THE SEASON (155 YARDS).
MAURICE JONES-DREW'S STREAK OF 6 STRAIGHT 100-YARDS RUSHING GAMES CAME TO AN END.
IT WAS ALSO JONES-DREW'S WORST RUSHING TOTAL (46 YARDS) AGAINST IND.
MIKE THOMAS SCORED ON A 78-YARD PUNT RETURN, BUT JAX ALLOWED A 41-YARD KICKOFF RETURN ON AN ONSIDES KICK ATTEMPT AFTER THEY HAD CUT THE LEAD TO 3 IN THE FINAL MINUTES.
IN 20 GAMES VS. IND, JAX HAS NEVER WON 2 STRAIGHT.
MIKE SIMS-WALKER HAD 2 TD CATCHES LAST WEEK.

 

MINNESOTA AT PHILADELPHIA

MIN 21st OFF; PHI 13th DEF
MIN 8th RUN; PHI 11th VS. RUN
MIN 24th PASS; PHI 21st VS. PASS
MIN 30th PTS; PHI 21st PTS ALLOWED
PHI 1st OFF; MIN 6th DEF
PHI 4th RUN; MIN 8th VS. RUN
PHI 6th PASS; MIN 10th VS. PASS
PHI 2nd PTS; MIN 16th PTS ALLOWED
MIN 31st TO/TA; PHI 2nd TO/TA
MIN PLAYED MONDAY
ONLY 9 TEAMS HAVE EVER COME BACK FROM A 21-POINT, 4TH-QUARTER DEFICIT LIKE PHI DID TO BEAT NYG.
DESEAN JACKSON BECAME THE FIRST PLAYER TO RETURN A PUNT FOR A TD TO END A GAME IN REGULATION IN NFL HISTORY.
PHI HAS BEATEN NYG 6 STRAIGHT TIMES, LONGEST IN RIVALRY SINCE 1981.
PHI IS 53-2 UNDER ANDY REID WHEN SCORING 30+ POINTS.
PHI'S 28 FOURTH-QUARTER POINTS WERE A TEAM RECORD.
JACKSON JOINED DICK TODD IN 1939-41 AS THE ONLY PLAYERS TO SCORE ON RUSHING, RECEIVING AND PUNT-RETURN TD IN EACH OF FIRST 3 SEASONS.

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