Week Two matchup tidbits

Posted Sept. 16, 2011 @ 4:51 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Here's a combination of analysis and interesting facts and figures for the Week Two matchups:

CHICAGO AT NEW ORLEANS

Bears' Key To The Game:
Can the Bears keep Cutler upright long enough to engage in a shooting war with high-flying Saints offense?

Jay Cutler's 312 passing yards in Week One just 8th in NFL, and Saints were 4th vs. the pass in 2010.

Cutler was sacked 5 times vs. Atlanta, 1½ more sacks than Bears allowed per game last year when they were 32nd in NFL protecting the QB.

Saints LB Jonathan Vilma keys Saints "D" that was 16th vs. run in 2010.

Saints 4th in total defense in 2010 but allowed 399 yards of offense, a 108-yard kickoff-return TD and 42 points to Green Bay in Week 1.

Saints' Key To The Game:
Can the Saints improve the pressure from front seven on defense that was nonexistent in Week 1?

Saints WR Marques Colston is out with a broken collarbone. Saints are 4-4 in games without their No. 1 wideout during Colston's career.

Saints rookie RB Mark Ingram just 13-40, 3.1 avg., on ground in debut vs. Packers.

Bears MLB Brian Urlacher was PFW Defensive Player of Week 1 with 10 tackles, 1 interception and 1 fumble recovery, 12-yard return for TD.

Bears DT Henry Melton had 2 QB sacks and 7 QB pressures in first NFL start as three-technique DT.

Other tidbits:
CHI 30TH OFF; NO 4TH DEF
CHI 22ND RUN; NO 16TH VS RUN
CHI 28TH PASS; NO 4TH VS PASS
CHI 21ST PTS; NO 7TH PTS ALLOWED
NO 6TH OFF; CHI 9TH DEF
NO 28TH RUN; CHI 2ND VS RUN
NO 3RD PASS; CHI 20TH VS PASS
NO 11TH PTS; CHI 4TH PTS ALLOWED
CHI 11TH TO/TA; NO 23RD TO/TA
CHI HAS WON LAST 4 GAMES AGAINST NO INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.
CHI DID NOT ALLOW MORE THAN 20 POINTS IN ROAD GAME LAST SEASON.
CHI 9-1 WHEN JAY CUTLER DOES NOT THROW AN INTERCEPTION.
DREW BREES THREW CAREER HIGH 22 INTERCEPTIONS LAST SEASON.
NO 4-4 IN GAMES WITHOUT MARQUES COLSTON.
NO 5-2 IN LAST 7 GAMES AGAINST NFC NORTH TEAMS INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.

 

KANSAS CITY AT DETROIT

Chiefs' Key To The Game:
Will Chiefs, 2010 No. 1 rushing team in NFL, try more than the 18 runs they called vs. Buffalo last week?

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles had 1,467 rushing yards, 2nd in NFL in 2010, and 6.4 avg./carry, a runaway No. 1.

Chiefs QB Matt Cassel averaged meager 3.3 yards/att. on 36 passes vs. Buffalo. Is QB's shoulder well enough for him to get job done vs. Lions?

Lions DT Ndamukong Suh held to just 1 tackle, 1 QB pressure by Bucs in Week 1.

Lions FS Louis Delmas, 3rd-year safety, is key to Lions secondary and pass defense.

Lions' Key To The Game:
Lions, 14th vs. run in 2010, held Bucs to 56 rushing yards in Week 1. Can they stifle Chiefs' ground game as well?

Lions QB Matthew Stafford passed for 305 yards, 3 TDs, 1 INT, 118.9 passer rating vs. Bucs.

Lions WR Calvin Johnson had 6-88, 14.2 avg., 2 TDs vs. Bucs in Week 1 and is the Lions' weapon whom Chiefs must take away to stay in game.

Chiefs OLB Tamba Hali led AFC in sacks, 2nd in NFL, with 14½ in 2010.

Chiefs SS Eric Berry, KC's 2010 Defensive Rookie of the Year candidate, is through for the year with torn ACL. Can Jon McGraw step up and make a difference?

Other tidbits:
KC 12TH OFF; DET 21ST DEF
KC 1ST RUN; DET 23RD VS RUN
KC 30TH PASS; DET 12TH VS PASS
KC 14TH PTS; DET 15TH PTS ALLOWED
DET 17TH OFF; KC 14TH DEF
DET 23RD RUN; KC 14TH VS. RUN
DET 12TH PASS; KC 17TH VS. PASS
DET 15TH PTS; KC 11TH PTS ALLOWED
KC 5TH TO/TA; DET 11TH TO/TA
CHIEFS LOST 41-7 IN WEEK ONE, THEIR WORST HOME LOSS SINCE 1975 WHEN THE LOST 45-0 TO PIT.
KC CONVERTED 3 OF 13 THIRD DOWN ATTEMPTS IN WEEK ONE.
CHIEFS DEFENSE ALLOWED FOUR TD PASSES IN LOSS TO BILLS.
SS ERIC BERRY LEFT THE WEEK ONE GAME EARLY WITH A KNEE INJURY
DET WON IN WEEK ONE 27-20 VS. BUCS
WR CALVIN JOHNSON HAD 6-88-2 IN OPENING WEEK WIN
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD COMPLETED 72.7 PERCENT OF HIS PASSES AND THREW FOR 305 YARDS, THREE TDS AND ONE INT.
STAFFORD WAS NOT SACKED DURING THE GAME.
LIONS HAD FOUR FUMBLES IN OPENER, THOUGH THEY RECOVERED ALL OF THEM.

 

SAN DIEGO AT NEW ENGLAND

Chargers' Key To The Game:
Can Chargers avoid another slow start and the two picks Rivers threw in Week 1 vs. Patriots "D" that led NFL in INTs in 2010?

Chargers QB Philip Rivers' offense must avoid the 4 turnovers it committed vs. Pats in Week 7 of 2010, a 23-20 San Diego loss.

Ryan Mathews is the starter at RB, but FB Mike Tolbert had 3 TDs in Week 1, 1 rushing, 2 receiving.

Patriots DT Albert Haynesworth appears serious, but fellow DT Vince Wilfork is still the key to Pats' front after ½ sack and vicious hit on Chad Henne in opener.

Patriots' Key To The Game:
How will Patriots handle the loss of C Dan Koppen with broken ankle on already thin interior of offensive line?

Patriots QB Tom Brady opened with NFL's 5th-best-ever passing game, 517 yards vs. Dolphins.

Is Patriots 2nd-year TE Aaron Hernandez the next Antonio Gates? He caught 7-103, 1 TD in opener.

Chargers ILB Takeo Spikes is a tackling machine who led club in Chargers debut with 11 tackles.

Chargers OLB Shaun Phillips is leader of Chargers "D" that was No. 1 in total defense in 2010.

Other tidbits:
SD 1ST OFF; NE 25TH DEF
SD 15TH RUN; NE 11TH VS. RUN
SD 2ND PASS; NE 30TH VS. PASS
SD 2ND PTS; NE 8TH PTS ALLOWED
NE 8TH OFF; SD 1ST DEF
NE 9TH RUN; SD 4TH VS. RUN
NE 11TH PASS; SD 12TH VS. PASS
NE 1ST PTS; SD 10TH PTS ALLOWED
SD T-23RD TO/TA; NE 1ST TO/TA
TOM BRADY THREW FOR JUST 159 YDS IN LAST SEASON'S 23-20 WIN.
CHARGERS SACKED BRADY 4 TIMES IN LAST YEAR'S GAME (KRIS BROWN MISSED 50-YARDER WITH 23 SECONDS LEFT).
MIKE TOLBERT HAD 3 TDS IN SEASON OPENER (TWO RECEIVING, ONE RUSHING).
CHARGERS RUSHED FOR 38 YARDS ON 19 CARRIES VS. PATS LAST SEASON. NEW ENGLAND HAD JUST 51 RUSHING YARDS ON 22 CARRIES IN THE GAME.
CHARGERS HAD 4 TURNOVERS IN LOSS TO PATS LAST SEASON.
CHARGERS GAVE UP 103-YD KICKOFF RETURN TD TO START 2011 SEASON.
AARON HERNANDEZ LED PATS WITH 4 CATCHES FOR 54 YARDS (8 TARGETS) IN LAST YEAR'S MEETING.
TEAMS HAVE SPLIT THE LAST SIX REGULAR-SEASON MEETINGS.

 

PHILADELPHIA AT ATLANTA

Eagles' Key To The Game:
Can Eagles handle Michael Turner after allowing Rams to rush 26-154, 5.9 avg. in opener?

Eagles QB Michael Vick had just 83.7 passer rating in opener but threw 2 TDs and rushed 10-98.

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy, in last 3 games in domes, has rushed 47-391, 8.3 avg., 4 TDs.

Falcons DE John Abraham started hot vs. Bears with 2 QB sacks in Week 1.

Falcons DE Kroy Biermann, backup to Ray Edwards, had 1 sack and 1 INT returned 50 yards for TD vs. Bears.

Falcons' Key To The Game:
Can Falcons eat clock on offense and negate huge Eagles speed advantage on both sides of the ball?

Falcons QB Matt Ryan must bounce back from back-to-back bad outings — divisional playoff vs. Packers and season opener vs. Bears.

Falcons RB Michael Turner was only bright spot in loss to the Bears when he rushed 10-100, 10.0 avg., and caught 3-40, 13.3 avg.

Eagles DE Jason Babin, a free-agent pickup, paid early dividends with 2 QB sacks in opener.

Eagles DE Juqua Parker had 56-yard fumble return for TD and Eagles' 1st lead vs. Rams.

Other tidbits:
PHI 2ND OFF; ATL 16TH DEF
PHI 5TH RUN; ATL 10TH VS. RUN
PHI 9TH PASS; ATL 22ND VS. PASS
PHI 3RD PTS; ATL 5TH PTS ALLOWED
ATL 16TH OFF; PHI 12TH DEF
ATL 12TH RUN; PHI 15TH VS RUN
ATL 15TH PASS; PHI 14TH VS PASS
ATL 5TH PTS; PHI 21ST PTS ALLOWED
PHI 5TH TO/TA; ATL 3RD TO/TA
LESEAN MCCOY HAD HIS FOURTH 100-YARD GAME IN THE NFL ON SUNDAY.
IN HIS LAST 3 DOME GAMES, MCCOY HAS RUSHED FOR 391 YARDS AND 4 TDS ON 47 CARRIES (8.3 AVG).
PHI COMBINED FOR 5 SACKS, 2 BY JASON BABIN, VS. STL.
PHI CONVERTED 8 OF 10 THIRD-DOWN OPPORTUNITIES IN FIRST HALF VS. STL.
PHI AMASSED 27 FIRST DOWNS AND 404 TOTAL YARDS VS. STL.
PHI DEFENSE HELD STL TO 2-OF-12 THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS, INCLUDING 1-OF-8 IN SECOND HALF.
MICHAEL TURNER RUSHED 10-100, INCLUDING 53-YARD RUN VS. CHI.
MATT RYAN COMPLETED 31 OF 47 PASSES FOR 319 YARDS BUT ALSO 2 TURNOVERS, 1 RUN BACK FOR A SCORE.
JOHN ABRAHAM HAD 2 OF ATL'S 4 SACKS VS. CHI.
KROY BIERMANN HAD 1 SACK AND 1 INT VS. CHI.



DALLAS AT SAN FRANCISCO

Cowboys' Key To The Game:
Can they finish, and can Romo perform when the spotlight goes on?

Cowboys QB Tony Romo threw for 342 yards in opener vs. Jets, but fumble at goal line and late pick to Revis cost Cowboys winnable game.

Cowboys WR Dez Bryant looks to be close to 100% healthy and showed incredible flashes vs. Jets, finishing 3-71, 1 TD.

49ers OLB Parys Haralson, 6th-year man out of Tennessee, started hot with 2 QB sacks of Tarvaris Jackson in opener.

49ers ILB Patrick Willis is leader of 49ers "D" and will shadow Cowboys' Felix Jones all day long.

49ers' Key To The Game:
Alex Smith did nice job of "managing" win over Seahawks, but he'll have to find a few big plays to beat Cowboys.

49ers QB Alex Smith's 90.4 passer rating vs. Seahawks buys Smith a little comfort, but he must quickly improve on 6.2 avg. per pass play.

49ers RB Frank Gore continues to be focal point of offense, but 59 yards on 22 carries in opener won't cut it for long.

Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware terrorized Jets early in opener but appeared to wear down in 3rd quarter even though he finished with 2 QB sacks.

Cowboys are dangerously thin at CB with Terence Newman, Orlando Scandrick and Michael Jenkins all banged up, but Jenkins was heroic vs. Jets.

Other tidbits:
DAL 7TH OFF; SF 13TH DEF
DAL 16TH RUN; SF 6TH VS. RUN
DAL 6TH PASS; SF 24TH VS. PASS
DAL 7TH PTS; SF 16TH PTS ALLOWED
SF 24TH OFF; DAL 23RD DEF
SF 19TH RUN; DAL 12TH VS. RUN
SF 18TH PASS; DAL 26TH VS PASS
SF 24TH PTS; DAL 31ST PTS ALLOWED
DAL 13TH TO/TA; SF 15TH TO/TA
COWBOYS LOST TO JETS IN WEEK ONE DESPITE OUTGAINING THEM BY 30 YARDS AND REGISTERING A 33:53-26:07 TOP ADVANTAGE.
COWBOYS RECEIVERS WITTEN, AUSTIN AND BRYANT HAD A COMBINED 271 YARDS RECEIVING AND A PAIR OF TDS IN WEEK ONE LOSS.
COWBOYS OPEN SEASON WITH TWO GAMES ON ROAD FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1997.
COWBOYS LB LEE HAD TEAM-LEADING 11 TACKLES AND AN INT IN WEEK ONE LOSS.
NINERS HAD 268 RETURN YARDS, INCLUDING KICKOFF AND PUNT RETURNS FOR SCORES BY TED GINN, IN WEEK ONE WIN.
NINERS WON OPENER DESPITE ONLY 209 TOTAL YARDS AND 1-OF-12 THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS.
NINERS DLS SMITH AND MCDONALD REGISTERED THREE OF TEAM'S 5 SACKS IN WEEK ONE WIN.
NINERS RB GORE WAS LIMITED TO 59 YARDS RUSHING ON 22 CARRIES IN WEEK ONE.



BALTIMORE AT TENNESSEE

BAL 22nd OFF; TEN 26th DEF
BAL 14th RUN; TEN 20th VS RUN
BAL 20th PASS; TEN 29th VS PASS
BAL 16th PTS; TEN 15th PTS ALLOWED
TEN 27th OFF; BAL 10th DEF
TEN 17th RUN; BAL 5th VS RUN
TEN 25th PASS; BAL 21st VS PASS
TEN 17th PTS; BAL 3rd PTS ALLOWED
TEN 19th TO/TA; BAL 9th TO/TA;
ED REED HAS 10 INTERCEPTIONS IN THE LAST 11 REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AND HAS 56 FOR HIS CAREER.
TERRELL SUGGS HAS 8 SACKS IN LAST 3 GAMES INCLUDING PLAYOFFS. HE HAD 3 VS. PIT IN SEASON OPENER.
BAL RUSHED FOR 170 YDS VS. PIT.
RAY RICE HAD 149 COMBINED YARDS AND 2 TDS VS. BAL (107 RUSH, 42 REC).
JOE FLACCO COMPLETED ALL 7 OF HIS PASSES TO TIGHT ENDS IN WEEK 1.
IN LAST GAME VS. BAL, CHRIS JOHNSON RUSHED FOR 72 YDS ON 11 CARRIES BEFORE HAMSTRING INJURY IN 2008 AFC DIVISIONAL-PLAYOFF GAME. 
JOHNSON RUSHED FOR JUST 24 YDS ON 9 CARRIES AT JAX IN WEEK 1.
TEN 1-9 IN LAST 10 GAMES DATING BACK TO LAST SEASON.

 

SEATTLE AT PITTSBURGH

SEA 28th OFF; PIT 2nd DEF
SEA 31st RUN; PIT 1st VS RUN
SEA 19th PASS; PIT 12th VS PASS
SEA 23rd PTS; PIT 1st PTS ALLOWED
PIT 14th OFF; SEA 27th DEF
PIT 11th RUN; SEA 21st VS RUN
PIT 14th PASS; SEA 27th VS PASS
PIT 12th PTS; SEA 25th PTS ALLOWED
PIT 2nd TO/TA; SEA 27th TO/TA
PIT HASN'T STARTED 0-2 SINCE 2002.
PIT COMMITTED SEVEN TURNOVERS IN WEEK 1.
THE STARTING QUARTERBACKS IN THIS GAME (BEN ROETHLISBERGER, TARVARIS JACKSON) COMBINED FOR 8 TURNOVERS LAST WEEK (ROETHLISBERGER, 5, JACKSON 3).
JACKSON WAS SACKED 5 TIMES IN OPENER. ROETHLISBERGER WAS SACKED 4 TIMES.
SEA 3-15 ON ROAD SINCE 2009.
SEA HELD SF TO 2.7 YPC
PIT SURRENDERED 170 RUSH YDS IN WEEK ONE, 107 TO RAY RICE.

 

CINCINNATI AT DENVER

CIN 20th OFF; DEN 32nd DEF
CIN 27th RUN; DEN 31st VS RUN
CIN 13th PASS; DEN 25th VS PASS
CIN 22nd PTS; DEN 32nd PTS ALLOWED
DEN 13th OFF; CIN 15th DEF
DEN 26th RUN; CIN 19th VS RUN
DEN 7th PASS; CIN 14th VS PASS
DEN 19th PTS; CIN 24th PTS ALLOWED
DEN 27th TO/TA; CIN 25th TO/TA
DEN 11-2 AT HOME VS. CIN.
DEN HAS WON LAST 2 GAMES IN THE SERIES VS. CIN.
DEN HAS ONE BETTER THAN .500 RECORD AT HOME IN LAST 5 SEASONS.
CIN HELD CLE TO 3 POINTS IN THE SECOND HALF OF WEEK ONE.
CEDRIC BENSON RUSHED FOR 121 YDS ON 25 CARRIES IN WEEK 1. CIN ATTEMPTED 33 RUSHES VS. 31 PASSES.
ANDY DALTON WAS 10-OF-15 FOR 81 YDS AND A TD IN LONE HALF OF PLAY BEFORE LEAVING WITH WRIST INJURY.
DEN WAS 0-3 IN 2ND OF BACK-TO-BACK HOME GAMES LAST SEASON.
CIN AIMING FOR FIRST 2-0 START SINCE 2006.

 

CLEVELAND AT INDIANAPOLIS

CLE 29th OFF; IND 20th DEF
CLE 20th RUN; IND 25th VS RUN
CLE 29th PASS; IND 13th VS PASS
CLE 31st PTS; IND 23rd PTS ALLOWED
IND 4th OFF; CLE 22nd DEF
IND 29th RUN; CLE 27th VS RUN
IND 1st PASS; CLE 18th VS PASS
IND 4th PTS: CLE 13th PTS ALLOWED
IND 19th TO/TA; CLE 15th TO/TA
THIS IS FIRST TIME IND HAS BEEN UNDERDOG AT HOME SINCE LAST REGULAR SEASON GAME OF 2008, WHEN IND HAD LOCKED UP PLAYOFF SPOT.
1ST TIME CLE HAS BEEN ROAD FAVORITE SINCE 2007.
CLE COMMITTED 11 PENALTIES VS. CIN, 7 IN 1ST QUARTER.
CLE 0-4 VS. IND SINCE RETURNING TO NFL PLAY.
JOE HADEN DEFENDED 5 PASSES VS. CIN IN WEEK 1.
KERRY COLLINS FUMBLED 3 TIMES IN WEEK 1, LOSING 2.
IND HASN'T STARTED 0-2 SINCE 1998, PEYTON MANNING'S ROOKIE SEASON.
IND SURRENDERED 34 FIRST-HALF POINTS AT HOU, NONE IN 2nd HALF.

 

JACKSONVILLE AT NEW YORK JETS

JAX 15TH OFF; NYJ 3RD DEF
JAX 3RD RUN; NYJ 3RD VS. RUN
JAX 27TH PASS; NYJ 6TH VS. PASS
JAX 18TH PTS; NYJ 6TH PTS ALLOWED
NYJ 11TH OFF; JAX 28TH DEF
NYJ 4TH RUN; JAX 22ND VS. RUN
NYJ 22ND PASS; JAX 28TH VS. PASS
NYJ 13TH PTS; JAX 27TH PTS ALLOWED
JAX 31ST TO/TA; NYJ 5TH TO/TA
MAURICE JONES-DREW HAD 97 YDS ON 24 CARRIES AND 1 TD IN SEASON OPENER.
IN 2 CAREER GAMES VS. NYJ, JONES-DREW HAS 182 RUSHING YDS AND 3 TDS.
LUKE MCCOWN 17-OF-24 FOR 175 YDS AND 0 INTS IN WEEK ONE.
JAGUARS HELD CHRIS JOHNSON TO 24 YDS RUSHING, TITANS HAD JUST 43 YDS ON THE GROUND.
MARK SANCHEZ'S 335 PASSING YDS IN WEEK ONE SECOND-MOST OF HIS CAREER.
SHONN GREENE WITH JUST 26 YDS ON 10 CARRIES (2.6 YPC) IN OPENER.
JETS GAVE UP 4 SACKS IN SEASON OPENER, 2 TO DEMARCUS WARE.
3RD TIME IN FRANCHISE HISTORY JETS CAME BACK FROM AT LEAST 14 PTS DOWN IN 4TH QUARTER TO WIN.

 

HOUSTON AT MIAMI

HOU 3RD OFF; MIA 6TH DEF
HOU 7TH RUN; MIA 7TH VS. RUN
HOU 4TH PASS; MIA 8TH VS. PASS
HOU 9TH PTS; MIA 14TH PTS ALLOWED
MIA 21ST OFF; HOU 30TH DEF
MIA 21ST RUN; HOU 13TH VS. RUN
MIA 16TH PASS; HOU 32ND VS. PASS
MIA 30TH PTS; HOU 29TH PTS ALLOWED
HOU T-13TH TO/TA; MIA 30TH TO/TA
DOLPHINS HAVE NEVER BEATEN TEXANS (0-5).
BEN TATE RUSHED FOR 116 YARDS ON 24 CARRIES (4.8 AVG) IN FIRST NFL GAME.
ANDRE JOHNSON HAD 7 CATCHES FOR 95 YDS AND 1 TD IN SEASON OPENER.
MARIO WILLIAMS HAD 2 SACKS IN FIRST GAME IN NEW DEFENSE.
MATT SCHAUB HAS 57.9% COMPLETION PERCENTAGE IN 3 GAMES VS. MIA (3 TDS, 4 INTS).
CHAD HENNE HAD 8 FOURTH-QUARTER INTERCEPTIONS LAST SEASON.
BRANDON MARSHALL HAD 1,014 RECEIVING YDS LAST SEASON BUT JUST 3 TDS. NO PLAYER WITH AT LEAST 900 RECEIVING YARDS HAD FEWER SCORES.
HENNE WAS SACKED 30 TIMES LAST SEASON, INCLUDING 9 TIMES IN THE FIRST 4 GAMES.

 

OAKLAND AT BUFFALO

OAK 10TH OFF; BUF 32ND DEF
OAK 2ND RUN; BUF 31ST VS RUN
OAK 23RD PASS; BUF 25TH VS PASS
OAK 6TH PTS; BUF 32ND PTS ALLOWED
BUF 13TH OFF; OAK 11TH DEF
BUF 26TH RUN; OAK 29TH VS. RUN
BUF 7TH PASS; OAK 2ND VS. PASS
BUF 19TH PTS; OAK 20TH PTS ALLOWED
BUF T-27TH TO/TA; OAK 17TH TO/TA
RAIDERS PLAYED ON MON. NIGHT VS. BRONCOS
OAK QB JASON CAMPBELL AVERAGED 7.3 YARDS PER PASS ATTEMPT IN 2010, A CAREER HIGH.
RAIDERS RETURN 10 OF 11 DEFENSIVE STARTERS FROM LAST YEAR, BUT LOSE CB NNAMDI ASOMUGHA.
BILLS TE SCOTT CHANDLER CAUGHT TWO TDS IN WEEK ONE; LAST SEASON, BILLS TDS HAD JUST ONE TD RECEPTION.
BUF RUSHED FOR 163 YARDS VS. CHIEFS; ONLY ONCE DID THEY ECLIPSE THAT LAST SEASON.
BILLS "D" RECORDED THREE TURNOVERS AND HAD TWO SACKS IN OPENER.
THREE DIFFERENT BILLS RECEIVERS HAD MORE THAN 60 RECEIVING YARDS VS. CHIEFS.

 

GREEN BAY AT CAROLINA

GB 9TH OFF; CAR 18TH DEF
GB 24TH RUN; CAR 23RD VS. RUN
GB 5TH PASS; CAR 11TH VS. PASS
GB 10TH PTS; CAR 26TH PTS ALLOWED
CAR 32ND OFF; GB 5TH DEF
CAR 13TH RUN; GB 18TH VS. RUN
CAR 32ND PASS; GB 5TH VS PASS
CAR 32ND PTS; GB 2ND PTS ALLOWED
GB 4TH TO/TA; CAR 25TH TO/TA
PACKERS ALLOWED 477 TOTAL YARDS IN WEEK ONE WIN OVER SAINTS.
PACKERS QB RODGERS CONNECTED WITH 4 DIFFERENT RECEIVERS FOR AT LEAST 35 YARDS IN WEEK ONE.
PACKERS SCORED ON 4 OF THEIR FIRST 5 POSSESSIONS VS. SAINTS IN WEEK ONE.
PACKERS WR DONALD DRIVER NEEDS ONE YARD TO BREAK TEAM RECORD FOR CAREER RECEIVING YARDS.
PANTHERS QB NEWTON SET LEAGUE RECORD FOR MOST PASSING YARDS IN DEBUT PERFORMANCE (422) IN WEEK ONE.
PANTHERS WR SMITH HAD 178 YARDS RECEIVING AND TWO TDS IN WEEK ONE.
PANTHERS LIMITED CARDINALS' FITZGERALD TO ONLY 3 CATCHES FOR 62 YARDS IN WEEK ONE.
PANTHERS COMMITTED 10 PENALTIES FOR 74 YARDS IN WEEK ONE.

 

ARIZONA AT WASHINGTON

AZ 31ST OFF; WAS 31ST DEF
AZ 32ND RUN; WAS 6TH VS. RUN
AZ 31ST PASS; WAS 31ST VS. PASS
AZ T26TH PTS; WAS 21ST PTS ALLOWED
WAS 18TH OFF; AZ 29TH DEF
WAS 30TH RUN; AZ 30TH VS. RUN
WAS 8TH PASS; AZ 31ST VS PASS
WAS 25TH PTS; AZ 30TH PTS ALLOWED
AZ 22ND TO/TA; WAS 19TH TO/TA
CARDINALS HAVE WON THEIR LAST THREE ROAD OPENERS.
CARDINALS HAVE LOST LAST SIX GAMES VS. REDSKINS, SCORING FEWER THAN 20 POINTS IN 5 OF THEM.
CARDINALS RB WELLS AVERAGED 5.0 YPC IN WEEK ONE AFTER AVERAGING ONLY 3.4 YPC LAST SEASON.
CARDINALS' FIRST THREE 2011 OPPONENTS HAD COMBINED 19-29 RECORD LAST YEAR.
AFTER TWO TDS AND ZERO INTS IN WEEK ONE WIN, REDSKINS' GROSSMAN HAS CAREER 42-20 TD-INT RATIO.
REDSKINS TE DAVIS HAD A CAREER-HIGH 105 YARDS ON 5 CATCHES.
REDSKINS LIMITED GIANTS TO ONLY 102 YARDS IN SECOND HALF IN WEEK ONE WIN.
REDSKINS REGISTERED FOUR SACKS IN WEEK ONE WIN, INCLUDING 2 BY ROOKIE NT NEILD FOR 14 YARDS IN LOSSES.

 

ST. LOUIS AT NEW YORK GIANTS

STL 26TH OFF; NYG 7TH DEF
STL 25TH RUN; NYG 8TH VS. RUN
STL 21ST PASS; NYG 9TH VS. PASS
STL 26TH PTS; NYG 17TH PTS ALLOWED
NYG 5TH OFF; STL 19TH DEF
NYG 6TH RUN; STL 17TH VS RUN
NYG 10TH PASS; STL 19TH VS PASS
NYG 7TH PTS; STL 12TH PTS ALLOWED
STL 10TH TO/TA; NYG 18TH TO/TA
NYG LOST AN OPENER TO WAS FOR FIRST TIME SINCE 1976.
NYG WERE SCORELESS IN 2ND HALF FOR FIRST TIME SINCE LAST SEPTEMBER.
GREG JONES BECAME FIRST ROOKIE LINEBACKER TO START IN WEEK 1 SINCE LAWRENCE TAYLOR IN 1981.
ELI MANNING NOW LEADS ALL QBS WITH CONSECUTIVE GAMES WITH 104 NOW THAT BROTHER PEYTON MISSED WEEK 1.
NYG RUSHED FOR 75 YARDS, LOWEST TOTAL SINCE 61 VS. PHI LAST NOVEMBER.
NYG CONVERTED ONLY 1-OF-10 THIRD DOWNS, THEIR LOWEST TOTAL SINCE 2008 VS. MIN.
 
PHI DEFENSE HELD STL TO 2-OF-12 THIRD-DOWN CONVERSIONS, INCLUDING 1-OF-8 IN SECOND HALF.
PHI CONVERTED 8 OF 10 THIRD-DOWN OPPORTUNITIES IN FIRST HALF VS. STL.
PHI AMASSED 27 FIRST DOWNS AND 404 TOTAL YARDS VS. STL.

 

TAMPA BAY AT MINNESOTA

TB 19TH OFF; MIN 8TH DEF
TB 8TH RUN; MIN 9TH VS RUN
TB 17TH PASS; MIN 10TH VS PASS
TB 20TH PTS; MIN 18TH PTS ALLOWED
MIN 23RD OFF; TB 17TH DEF
MIN 10TH RUN; TB 28TH VS RUN
MIN 26TH PASS; TB 7TH VS PASS
MIN 29TH PTS; TB 9TH PTS ALLOWED
TB 5TH TO/TA; MIN 29TH TO/TA
TB 7-2 WHEN LEGARRETTE BLOUNT RUSHES FOR 66 YDS OR MORE.
TB HAS WON LAST 4 GAMES AGAINST MIN.
TB HAS WON 8 OF LAST 10 ROAD GAMES.
TB ALLOWED 100 YDS RUSHING OR MORE IN 12 GAMES LAST SEASON.
MIN LOST LAST 5 GAMES AGAINST NFC SOUTH TEAMS INCLUDING PLAYOFFS.
MIN HAS LESS THAN 200 YDS PASSING IN 8 OF LAST 9 GAMES.