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Fantasy Tidbits - Week 11

Fantasy Points are based on the following system

  • 1 pt every 20 passing yards
  • 1 pt every 10 rushing yards
  • 1 pt every 10 receiving yards
  • 4 pts per passing touchdown
  • 6 pts per rushing/receiving touchdown
  • -1 pt per interception

If you have any comments, questions, concerns or interesting facts please feel free to contact me at: smith@footballguys.com.

OK, let's get to it.


Sunday

Arizona Cardinals at St. Louis Rams

The Cardinals are 22-32-2 lifetime against the Rams

  • The Cardinals franchise hasn't had back-to-back winning seasons since the 1983/84 seasons
  • The Cardinals have…
    - Scored 18.6 points and allowed 26.7 points
    - Have surrendered 125.7 rushing yards per game (4.5)
    - Have surrendered 203.9 passing yards per game (61.7%)
    - Have scored 1 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 13 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald…
    - Caught 4 passes for 70 yards against the Rams earlier this season but didn't score
    - Caught 8 passes for 107 yards against the Rams in two games last year and scored twice in one of the games-
  • QB Kurt Warner has only thrown 13 touchdown passes in his last 24 games
  • Warner has three 300-yard passing games this season
  • The Cardinals finally got a rushing touchdown last week (J.J. Arrington). He still hasn't rushed for more than 40 yards in a game
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald has 17 receptions for 243 yards over the last two weeks.
  • Fitzgerald leads the NFL in receptions with 61 and is 2nd in targets with 102

  • The Rams have…
    - Scored 24.9 points and allowed 29.1 points
    - Have surrendered 132.3 rushing yards per game (4.7)
    - Have surrendered 240.9 passing yards per game (61.7%)
    - Have scored 7 rushing touchdowns and 15 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 12 rushing touchdowns and 17 passing touchdowns
  • QB Marc Bulger…
    - Threw for 216 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals earlier this season
    - Has at least 1 touchdown pass in each of the six games against the Cardinals
    - Has more interceptions than touchdowns against the Cardinals (9 TD and 11 IC)
    - Has thrown for at least 200 yards in each of the six games against the Cardinals
  • WR Isaac Bruce caught 5 passes for 64 yards against the Cardinals earlier this year
  • In seven games against the Cardinals, Bruce has…
    - Only one 100-yard game (also had a 99-yard effort)
    - Has scored in just two games (2 touchdowns total)
    - Has two games with 15+ FP and five games with less than 6.5 FP
  • WR Torry Holt caught 4 passes for 70 yards and a touchdown against the Cardinals earlier this year
  • In seven games against the Cardinals, Holt has…
    - Three games with 100+ yards and five games with 90+ yards
    - Four games with 13+ FP and no games with fewer than 6.5 FP
    - No multiple-touchdown games
  • RB Steven Jackson rushed for 93 yards and scored a touchdown against the Cardinals earlier this year
  • Jackson has rushed for 511 yards over the last five weeks and scored five times

Carolina Panthers at Chicago Bears

The Panthers are 1-1 lifetime against the Bears

  • The Panthers have…
    - Scored 27.8 points and allowed 18.4 points
    - Have surrendered 81 rushing yards per game (3.4)
    - Have surrendered 214.6 passing yards per game (57.1)
    - Have scored 12 rushing touchdowns and 16 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 5 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
  • The Panthers have won six straight games for the first time since 1996
  • The Panthers have scored 30+ points in three straight games
  • QB Jake Delhomme has at least one touchdown pass in eighteen of the last nineteen games (37 in total)
  • RB Stephen Davis already has 12 rushing touchdowns this season. That is his best total since the 1999 season when he ran for 17 touchdowns
  • Davis hasn't rushed for more than 81 yards in a game this season
  • RB DeShaun Foster still doesn't have a touchdown through nine games
  • WR Steve Smith has 58 receptions on the season and 9 touchdowns. Nobody else has more than 18 receptions or 2 receiving touchdowns
  • 25 of the 34 touchdown receptions by Panther receivers over the last two years have gone to Steve Smith and Muhsin Muhammad
  • Smith has caught 69% of the passes thrown his way this season

  • The Bears have
    - Scored 17.3 points and allowed 11.9 points
    - Have surrendered 95.2 rushing yards per game (3.3)
    - Have surrendered 158.4 passing yards per game (56.4)
    - Have scored 8 rushing touchdowns and 7 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 2 rushing touchdowns and 7 passing touchdowns
  • RB Cedric Benson is out four to six weeks with a knee injury and still doesn't have a touchdown in the NFL
  • The Bears have now won five games in a row
  • The Bears have given up nine or fewer points in five of the nine games this year
  • QB Kyle Orton has only one game with 200+ passing yards this year and also has only one multiple-touchdown effort
  • RB Thomas Jones hasn't scored a touchdown since week six
  • WR Muhsin Muhammad has scored only twice this season after tallying 16 the year before
  • Muhammad has been targeted 82 times through nine games but has caught just 38 of those looks

Detroit Lions at Dallas Cowboys

The Lions are 9-10 lifetime against the Cowboys

  • The Lions have…
    - Scored 17.8 points and allowed 19.2 points
    - Have surrendered 105.6 rushing yards per game (4.1)
    - Have surrendered 205.3 passing yards per game (60.1)
    - Have scored 8 rushing touchdowns and 8 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 4 rushing touchdowns and 12 passing touchdowns
  • QB Joey Harrington has thrown for 494 yards and 4 touchdowns over the last two weeks
  • RB Kevin Jones still hasn't rushed for more than 87 yards in a game this year
  • Last week, Roy Williams caught 3 touchdown passes. That was the fourth multiple-touchdown game of his young career
  • Williams has three 100-yard receiving games in the NFL

  • The Cowboys have…
    - Scored 22.4 points and allowed 17.4 points
    - Have surrendered 99.3 rushing yards per game (4.1)
    - Have surrendered 191.8 passing yards per game (54.0%)
    - Have scored 7 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 4 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns
  • The Cowboys have won four of their last five games and have given up 20 points or less in six straight games
  • RB Julius Jones only had 16 rushing yards on 8 attempts last week while Marion Barber III had 46 yards on 13 carries
  • WR Keyshawn Johnson has 4+ receptions in five straight games
  • Johnson has been targeted 70 times on the year
  • QB Drew Bledsoe has still thrown at least one touchdown pass in every game this year
  • WR Terry Glenn hasn't had a 1,000 yard season since 1999. He only needs 287 more yards to reach it

Jacksonville Jaguars at Tennessee Titans

The Jaguars are 8-13 lifetime against the Titans

  • The Jaguars have…
    - Scored 20.0 points and allowed 15.8 points
    - Have surrendered 118.4 rushing yards per game (4.2)
    - Have surrendered 156.4 passing yards per game (58.8%)
    - Have scored 6 rushing touchdowns and 12 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 3 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns
  • In three games against the Titans, QB Byron Leftwich has
    - Never thrown for more than 158 yards in a game
    - Thrown only 2 touchdowns against 4 interceptions
    - Has yet to eclipse 13 fantasy points in one game
  • In ten games against the Titans, WR Jimmy Smith has
    - Only one 100-yard receiving game (during the 2001 season)
    - Only two total touchdowns
    - Never eclipsed 12.0 FP in a game
    - Seven games with less than 7.5 FP
  • In nine games against the Titans, RB Fred Taylor has
    - Three 100-yard rushing games
    - Only two total touchdowns
    - No games with 20+ FP and only two with 15+ FP
    - Five games with fewer than 7.0 FP
  • The Jaguars have won four of the last five games
  • QB Byron Leftwich has had three straight 200-yard passing games for the first time this season
  • Leftwich has thrown a touchdown pass in all but one game this year
  • In two starts this season, Greg Jones has rushed for 183 yards on 43 carries and scored twice
  • The Jaguars have four receivers with 20+ receptions (Jimmy Smith, Ernest Wilford, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones)
  • In the last three weeks, Ernest Wilford has been targeted 21 times and Matt Jones 19 times. Jimmy Smith is a distant third with only 13 targets

  • The Titans have…
    - Scored 19.4 points and allowed 25.7 points
    - Have surrendered 113 rushing yards per game (4.3)
    - Have surrendered 210.6 passing yards per game (64.7)
    - Have scored 6 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 4 rushing touchdowns and 18 passing touchdowns
  • In nine games against the Jaguars, QB Steve McNair has
    - Never thrown for more than 241 yards in one game
    - Only two multiple-passing touchdown games
    - Two rushing touchdowns (both in same game)
    - Has one game with 40+ FP and eight games with 14+ FP
  • In his only game against the Jaguars last year, RB Chris Brown rushed for 101 yards and scored a touchdown
  • The Titans have lost four straight games and given up 105 points during that stretch
  • QB Steve McNair has at least 195 passing yards in each game this year but has thrown just 9 touchdown passes
  • RB Chris Brown has rushed for 192 yards and 2 touchdowns over the last two games
  • TE Erron Kinney has had 4+ receptions in seven straight games

Miami Dolphins at Cleveland Browns

The Dolphins are 9-4 lifetime against the Browns

  • The Dolphins have…
    - Scored 18.0 points and allowed 19.3 points
    - Have surrendered 115.1 rushing yards per game (3.7)
    - Have surrendered 204 passing yards per game (58.9%)
    - Have scored 5 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 6 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
  • The Dolphins are 1-5 over the last six games
  • QB Gus Frerotte had his first 300-yard game since the 2000 season last week against the Patriots
  • RB Ronnie Brown has rushed for 332 yards on only 59 carries over the past four weeks but scored just one touchdown
  • RB Ricky Williams is averaging only 3.1 yards per carry on the year (Brown is averaging 4.8)
  • Last week, WR Chris Chambers had his first multiple-touchdown game since the 2003 campaign
  • Chambers still doesn't have a 100-yard effort this year
  • WR Marty Booker has two 100-yard games this year but also five games with less than 30 receiving yards
  • Last week, TE Randy McMichael caught 7 passes. It was the first time since week two he caught more than 3

  • The Browns have…
    - Scored 15.0 points and allowed 18.9 points
    - Have surrendered 132.7 rushing yards per game (4.0)
    - Have surrendered 211.7 passing yards per game (65.5%)
    - Have scored 2 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 7 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns
  • The Browns have lost four of the last five games
  • With his start this week, QB Trent Dilfer will have played in ten games for the first time since he was a member of the Buccaneers back in 1999
  • Dilfer has thrown for 525 yards in his last two starts
  • RB Reuben Droughns has 172 rushing yards and 140 receiving yards with a score in his last two starts
  • WR Antonio Bryant has 259 receiving yards in his last three games

New Orleans Saints at New England Patriots

The Saints are 3-7 lifetime against the Patriots

  • The Saints have…
    - Scored 15.8 points and allowed 26.9 points
    - Have surrendered x rushing yards per game (x)
    - Have surrendered x passing yards per game (x)
    - Have scored 7 rushing touchdowns and 7 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 11 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
  • The Saints have lost five games in a row by a combined score of 74 to 155
  • QB Aaron Brooks has just 7 touchdown passes against 12 interceptions this year. He had 72 touchdown passes against 39 interceptions in the previous three years
  • RB Antowain Smith is averaging 4.8 yards per carry on the year
  • WR Donte Stallworth has only caught 10 passes over the last three games
  • WR Joe Horn has 9 receptions for 126 yards since in the two games since his return

  • The Patriots have…
    - Scored 22.6 points and allowed 26.2 points
    - Have surrendered 123.1 rushing yards per game (3.9)
    - Have surrendered 255.1 passing yards per game (57.5%)
    - Have scored 9 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 9 rushing touchdowns and 18 passing touchdowns
  • The Patriots haven't won or lost two games in a row this season (won in week one, lost in week two, won in week three, etc)
  • The Patriots have scored 20+ points in five straight games
  • QB Tom Brady has thrown for at least 199 yards in each game this year and has thrown for 540 yards and 5 touchdowns in his last two starts
  • WR Deion Branch is on pace for a career-best 1,189 receiving yards
  • Tight ends Daniel Graham and Ben Watson have combined for six touchdowns on the year

Oakland Raiders at Washington Redskins

The Raiders are 7-3 lifetime against the Redskins

  • The Raiders have…
    - Scored 22.4 points and allowed 24.0 points
    - Have surrendered 116.2 rushing yards per game (3.9)
    - Have surrendered 218.6 passing yards per game (62.4%)
    - Have scored 8 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 10 rushing touchdowns and 12 passing touchdowns
  • QB Kerry Collins has thrown 7 touchdown passes in his last three starts
  • Collins has at least 175 passing yards in every game this year
  • Collins is on pace for a career-best 25 touchdown passes
  • WR Randy Moss has three touchdowns in his last four games despite battling injury
  • RB Lamont Jordan has at least 94 total yards in six straight games

  • The Redskins have…
    - Scored 20.8 points and allowed 20.6 points
    - Have surrendered 113.2 rushing yards per game (4.1)
    - Have surrendered 182.1 passing yards per game (54.5%)
    - Have scored 7 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 11 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
  • The Redskins are 2-4 over the last six games
  • QB Mark Brunell has 224+ yards in six of the last seven games
  • Brunell has multiple-touchdown passes in six of the last eight games
  • RB Clinton Portis has scored five times in his last four games
  • Portis has four 100-yard games this season
  • WR Santana Moss has at least 79 receiving yards in all but one game this year but hasn't scored in three weeks
  • Moss is only two yards behind Steve Smith for top spot in receiving yards this season with 935 yards

Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants

The Eagles are 66-75-2 lifetime against the Giants

  • The Eagles have…
    - Scored 21.4 points and allowed 22.8 points
    - Have surrendered 111.3 rushing yards per game (3.8)
    - Have surrendered 224.7 passing yards per game (61.4%)
    - Have scored 4 rushing touchdowns and 16 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 9 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
  • In nine games against the Giants, QB Donovan McNabb has
    - Two 300-yard passing games and five 200-yards passing games
    - One 100-yard rushing game and four games with 40+ rushing yards
    - Thrown for 13 touchdowns and rushed for 3 more
    - Two games with 35+ FP, six games with 23+ FP and only one stinker (a 2.1 FP effort in 2003)
  • In four games against the Giants, RB Brian Westbrook has
    - Multiple-touchdowns in two games
    - One 100-yard rushing game
    - 3+ receptions in each game
    - Two games with 24+ FP and has at least 13.8 FP in each of the four games
  • The Eagles have lost three games in a row for the first time since the 1999 season (Andy Reid's first as head coach)
  • The Eagles leading rusher (Brian Westbrook) only has 414 rushing yards through 9 games
  • In only seven games, WR Terrell Owens had more receiving yards than the other receivers have combined through nine games (763 yards to 747 yards)
  • TE L.J. Smith has at least 5 receptions in five games this year

  • The Giants have…
    - Scored 28.2 points and allowed 18.6 points
    - Have surrendered 88.7 rushing yards per game (3.7)
    - Have surrendered 230.3 passing yards per game (61.1%)
    - Have scored 11 rushing touchdowns and 15 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 5 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
  • In ten games against the Eagles, RB Tiki Barber has
    - One 200-yard rushing game and four 100-yard rushing games
    - Five games with 70+ receiving yards
    - Only three total touchdowns and no multiple-touchdown games
    - Two games with 26+ FP and six games with at least 15 FP
    - Only one games with less than 10 FP (an 8.0 FP effort in 2001)
  • In five games against the Eagles, TE Jeremy Shockey has two touchdowns and no 100-yard games (best effort was 98-receiving yards in 2002)
  • QB Eli Manning had his first 4 interception game in the NFL last week against the Vikings but still managed to throw for 291 yards
  • RB Tiki Barber is on pace to rush for 1,520 yards this year
  • Barber has four straight games with 100+ total yards and hit the 200 total yard mark in two of those games
  • WR Plaxico Burress hasn't scored a touchdown in three straight games
  • WR Amani Toomer has 204 receiving yards over the last four games
  • TE Jeremy Shockey is on pace for 1,040 receiving yards

Pittsburgh Steelers at Baltimore Ravens

The Steelers are 13-6 lifetime against the Ravens

  • The Steelers have…
    - Scored 24.8 points and allowed 16.1 points
    - Have scored 10 rushing touchdowns and 13 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 7 rushing touchdowns and 6 passing touchdowns
  • The Steelers have won four games in a row
  • RB Willie Parker has only rushed for 76 yards over the last two weeks
  • RB Duce Staley has rushed for 140 yards over the last two weeks
  • RB Jerome Bettis has only rushed for 50 yards over the last two weeks
  • Bettis is 12th all-time in rushing touchdowns with 84
  • WR Hines Ward has 6+ receptions in four games this year

  • The Ravens have…
    - Scored 11.1 points and allowed 19.0 points
    - Have surrendered 102.4 rushing yards per game (3.7)
    - Have surrendered 168.4 passing yards per game (54.8)
    - Have scored 1 rushing touchdowns and 6 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 6 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns
  • The Ravens have lost four games in a row by a combined score of 81 to 37
  • Raven quarterbacks have thrown 6 touchdowns against 13 interceptions
  • Jamal Lewis is still averaging just 3.0 YPC and has just 2 touchdowns on the year
  • WR Derrick Mason has caught 53 passes for 615 yards on the year but has scored just once
  • Mason is on pace for his fifth straight 1,000 yard season
  • TE Todd Heap has 4+ receptions in five straight games
  • In two games this year, QB Kyle Boller has yet to throw a touchdown pass and has four interceptions

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atlanta Falcons

The Buccaneers are 13-10 lifetime against the Falcons

  • The Buccaneers have…
    - Scored 19.6 points and allowed 17.3 points
    - Have surrendered 88.0 rushing yards per game (3.4)
    - Have surrendered 165.8 passing yards per game (56.2)
    - Have scored 7 rushing touchdowns and 12 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 7 rushing touchdowns and 5 passing touchdowns
  • WR Joey Galloway faced the Falcons twice last season and scored a touchdown (caught 5 receptions for 67 yards)
  • QB Chris Simms has three straight games with 259+ passing yards and now has more touchdowns than interceptions (5-4)
  • Galloway has scored in six of the last seven games and has three games with at least 131 receiving yards
  • Galloway needs 47 more receiving yards to have his best receiving yardage season since 1998 when he finished with 1,047 yards
  • Still struggling: RB Cadillac Williams has carried the ball 46 times for 82 yards over the last four weeks
  • RB Mike Alstott has four rushing touchdowns on only 20 carries

  • The Falcons have…
    - Scored 24.1 points and allowed 19.6 points
    - Have surrendered 116.7 rushing yards per game (4.5)
    - Have surrendered 208.6 passing yards per game (62.8)
    - Have scored 11 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 10 rushing touchdowns and 10 passing touchdowns
  • In five games against the Buccaneers, QB Michael Vick has
    - Never eclipsed 147 passing yards
    - 4 touchdown passes against 4 interceptions
    - Two games with 70+ rushing yards but no rushing touchdowns
    - Two games with 20+ FP and three games with less than 12.5 FP
  • RB Warrick Dunn has faced his former team four times. In those games he has…
    - Never rushed for more than 76 yards
    - Never finished with more than 20 receiving yards
    - Never had more than 8.1 FP and has yet to score a touchdown
  • In six games against the Buccaneers RB T.J. Duckett has…
    - At least 47 rushing yards four times
    - Scored two touchdowns (both in a game last season)
  • TE Alge Crumpler has one 100-yard effort against the Buccaneers and has scored three touchdowns
  • Vick is averaging 23 fantasy points over the last two games (third best in the NFL)
  • Vick has had two straight 200-yard passing games for the first time since 2002
  • Dunn has at least 76 rushing yards in seven straight games
  • Rookie WR Roddy White scored his first professional touchdown last week against the Packers
  • WR Brian Finneran has 12 receptions for 142 yards over the last two weeks

Seattle Seahawks at San Francisco 49ers

The Seahawks are 6-6 lifetime against the 49ers but have won four games in a row against the Niners

  • The Seahawks have…
    - Scored 27.2 points and allowed 18.0 points
    - Have surrendered 102.1 rushing yards per game (3.9)
    - Have surrendered 211.4 passing yards per game (58.9%)
    - Have scored 19 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 2 rushing touchdowns and 11 passing touchdowns
  • In six games against the 49ers, RB Shaun Alexander has
    - Scored in four games (7 touchdowns total)
    - One 100-yard rushing game
    - Has two games with 25+ FP and has at least 12 FP in each game
  • In five games against the 49ers, QB Matt Hasselbeck has
    - At least 254 passing yards in four of the games and over 200 yards in all five games
    - 11 touchdown passes against 5 interceptions
    - Has at least 24.6 FP in four of the five games and at least 17 FP in all five games
  • Shaun Alexander has now scored 87 touchdowns in his last 73 games played. He is currently 15th all-time in rushing touchdowns
  • Alexander has six straight 100-yard rushing games this season
  • Alexander is on pace for 1,980 rushing yards this year. That would be the sixth best season in NFL history
  • Hasselbeck has at least one touchdown in all but one game this year
  • WR Joe Jurevicius hasn't had more than 54 yards receiving over the last four games

  • The 49ers have…
    - Scored 14.0 points and allowed 29.2 points
    - Have surrendered 117.0 rushing yards per game (3.7)
    - Have surrendered 280.1 passing yards per game (66.3)
    - Have scored 3 rushing touchdowns and 5 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 13 rushing touchdowns and 17 passing touchdowns
  • In five games against the Seahawks, RB Kevan Barlow has yet to eclipse 68 rushing yards in a game and his best effort was 13.9 FP
  • The 49ers have scored 15 points over the last two weeks
  • QB Cody Pickett has only completed 40% of his passes and has no touchdown passes
  • Quarterbacks not named 'Rattay' have combined for 0 touchdowns and 7 interceptions
  • RB Kevin Barlow has only rushed for 62 yards on 34 carries over the last two weeks
  • RB Frank Gore has rushed for 93 yards on 22 carries in that same span
  • WR Brandon Lloyd has only caught 6 passes over the last four games

Buffalo Bills at San Diego Chargers

The Bills are only 9-19-2 lifetime against the Chargers

  • The Bills have…
    - Scored 15.8 points and allowed 18.0 points
    - Have surrendered 150.7 rushing yards per game (5.0)
    - Have surrendered 157.9 passing yards per game (59.3%)
    - Have scored 4 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 13 rushing touchdowns and 6 passing touchdowns
  • The Bills have failed to score 20 points in six of the nine games
  • QB J.P. Losman had his first 2 touchdown game last week against the Chiefs
  • RB Willis McGahee hasn't scored a touchdown in three straight weeks
  • McGahee is on pace to rush for 1,568 yards
  • WR Eric Moulds has 4+ receptions in five straight games but is averaging only 9.3 yards per catch
  • WR Lee Evans has scored 3 times in last three weeks

  • The Chargers have…
    - Scored 28.0 points and allowed 21.3 points
    - Have surrendered 79.6 rushing yards per game (3.5)
    - Have surrendered 248.6 passing yards per game (61.8%)
    - Have scored 13 rushing touchdowns and 17 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 8 rushing touchdowns and 12 passing touchdowns
  • The Chargers are the # 3 scoring team in the NFL
  • QB Drew Brees has at least 270 passing yards in three straight games
  • Brees has at least one touchdown pass in eight of the nine games this year
  • RB LaDainian Tomlinson has averaged more than a touchdown per game since entering the NFL (75 touchdowns in 72 games)
  • Take away his 7 yard stinker against the Eagles and Tomlinson has averaged more than 100 yards rushing per game on the year
  • TE Antonio Gates has caught 51 passes and scored 6 touchdowns in only 8 games
  • In his last two games, Gates has caught 18 passes for 277 yards and scored 3 times

Indianapolis Colts at Cincinnati Bengals

The Colts are 13-8 lifetime against the Bengals and 3-0 in the Peyton Manning era

  • The Colts have…
    - Scored 28.9 points and allowed 12.8 points
    - Have surrendered 97.4 rushing yards per game (4.2)
    - Have surrendered 173.9 passing yards per game (65.1)
    - Have scored 13 rushing touchdowns and 17 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 3 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
  • The Colts are undefeated after nine games for the first time since the 1967 season (7-0-2 that year)
  • The Colts are 43-14 under head coach Tony Dungy
  • The Colts are the # 1 scoring team and the # 2 team in points allowed
  • The Colts gave up 29 points in the first five games and 86 points over the last four games
  • QB Peyton Manning has tossed 15 touchdowns over the last six games
  • Manning has thrown for 855 yards over the last three games
  • RB Edgerrin James has five straight 100-yard games and is on pace for 1,826 rushing yards on the year
  • WR Marvin Harrison has scored in four straight games and has two straight 100-yard games
  • Harrison is now 3rd all-time in receiving touchdowns with 106 scores. He is 24 scores behind 2nd place Cris Carter

  • The Bengals have…
    - Scored 23.3 points and allowed 14.9 points
    - Have surrendered 124.2 rushing yards per game (4.7)
    - Have surrendered 187.1 passing yards per game (58.2)
    - Have scored 5 rushing touchdowns and 18 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 6 rushing touchdowns and 7 passing touchdowns
  • The Bengals have given up 14 points or less in six of the nine games this year
  • QB Carson Palmer has multiple-touchdown games in seven of the nine games this year
  • Palmer has at least 227 passing yards in all but one game this year and is on pace for 4,000+ passing yards
  • RB Rudi Johnson has 70+ yards in eight games this year but has only one 100-yard effort
  • WR Chad Johnson has three straight games with less than 100-yards receiving and hasn't scored
  • In his three games since returning from injury, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh has caught 17 passes 213 yards

New York Jets at Denver Broncos

The Jets and Broncos are tied at 14 wins apiece lifetime with one tie

  • The Jets have…
    - Scored 13.4 points and allowed 22.2 points
    - Have surrendered 135.3 rushing yards per game (3.8)
    - Have surrendered 169.3 passing yards per game (59.6)
    - Have scored 8 rushing touchdowns and 5 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 12 rushing touchdowns and 7 passing touchdowns
  • The Jets have lost four straight games and have given up at least 27 points in each of those games
  • Jets quarterbacks have tossed just 5 touchdowns against 11 interceptions on the year
  • RB Curtis Martin has just one 100-yard game this season. Last year he had nine such games
  • WR Laveranues Coles has scored in just three of his last twenty-six games

  • The Broncos have…
    - Scored 25.8 points and allowed 18.8 points
    - Have surrendered 85.1 rushing yards per game (4.0)
    - Have surrendered 247.9 passing yards per game (54.4%)
    - Have scored 12 rushing touchdowns and 13 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 5 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
  • The Broncos have won seven of the last eight games and scored 222 points over that stretch
  • Is this really Jake Plummer? He hasn't thrown an interception in the last seven games and has only 3 on the season
  • Plummer has 12 touchdown passes in his last seven games
  • The Two-Headed monster…
    - RB Tatum Bell has rushed for 606 yards and scored 5 times
    - RB Mike Anderson has rushed for 669 yards and scored 5 times
  • Mike Anderson has scored in four straight games
  • Bell has three 100-yard games this year
  • WR Rod Smith is on pace for his eight 1,000 yard season of his career
  • Smith has scored in three of the last four games

Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans

The Chiefs are 1-1 lifetime against the Texans

  • The Chiefs have…
    - Scored 22.2 points and allowed 21.9 points
    - Have surrendered 90.9 rushing yards per game 3.8)
    - Have surrendered 248.1 passing yards per game (59.1%)
    - Have scored 12 rushing touchdowns and 7 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 4 rushing touchdowns and 18 passing touchdowns
  • QB Trent Green threw 77 touchdowns over the last three years (48 games). This year he has thrown just 7 touchdowns through nine game
  • RB Larry Johnson has rushed for 239 yards in his last two games
  • WR Eddie Kennison has three games with 100+ receiving yards and five games with 60 or fewer yards
  • TE Tony Gonzalez has 27 receptions in the last four weeks but still has just one touchdown

  • The Texans have…
    - Scored 13.8 points and allowed 27.4 points
    - Have surrendered 153.3 rushing yards per game (4.8)
    - Have surrendered 217.4 passing yards per game (69.1%)
    - Have scored 4 rushing touchdowns and 8 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 13 rushing touchdowns and 14 passing touchdowns
  • The Texans still haven't scored more than 20 points in a game this year.
  • David Carr has had an interesting season. The Texans don't score much but he…
    - Has a 61.3% completion percentage
    - Has 8 touchdowns against only 6 interceptions
    - Has rushed for 225 yards and scored a rushing touchdown
  • RB Jonathon Wells has scored a touchdown in two straight games with the absence of Domanick Davis
  • WR Andre Johnson has caught 13 passes over the last two weeks but is still only averaging 9.1 yards per catch and hasn't scored
  • WR Jabar Gaffney has only 3 receptions over the past two weeks but did score a touchdown

Monday

Minnesota Vikings at Green Bay Packers

The Vikings are 43-44-1 lifetime against the Packers
The last six games in this series have been decided by five points or less

  • The Vikings have…
    - Scored 17.1 points and allowed 25.3 points
    - Have surrendered 127.2 rushing yards per game (4.2)
    - Have surrendered 230.8 passing yards per game (59.3%)
    - Have scored 3 rushing touchdowns and 9 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 11 rushing touchdowns and 16 passing touchdowns
  • QB Brad Johnson still hasn't thrown an interception with his 81 attempts and has 3 touchdowns
  • Johnson however is only averaging 5.5 YPA and hasn't thrown for more than 160 yards in a game this year
  • Last week, RB Michael Bennett gained a whopping 16 yards on 19 carries against the Giants. That isn't what you would call 'Getting it done!'
  • The Vikings have no receivers with more than 360 receiving yards on the season
  • Since returning from injury, Nate Burleson has caught only 8 passes for 73 yards in four games
  • TE Jermaine Wiggins leads the team with 41 receptions so far in 2005

  • The Packers have…
    - Scored 22.3 points and allowed 20.4 points
    - Have surrendered 110.3 rushing yards per game (3.7)
    - Have surrendered 189.2 passing yards per game (61.7%)
    - Have scored 6 rushing touchdowns and 16 passing touchdowns
    - Have given up 4 rushing touchdowns and 16 passing touchdowns
  • QB Brett Favre threw for 315 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Vikings earlier this year
  • In eleven games against the Vikings, Favre has…
    - 24 passing touchdowns against 11 interceptions
    - Two 300-yard passing games
    - Three games with 30+ FP and eight games with 20+ FP
    - Only one game with fewer than 10 FP
  • WR Donald Driver caught 8 passes for 114 yards and a touchdown against the Vikings earlier this year
  • In ten games against the Vikings, Driver has
    - Three games with 100+ receiving yards
    - Seven games with 28 or fewer receiving yards
    - Four touchdowns
    - Three games with 17+ FP and six games with 7.1 or fewer FP
  • Favre is on pace for his fifth 4,000 yard passing season
  • RB Samkon Gado is only averaging 3.3 yards per carry but has already scored four touchdowns in three games
  • Driver has had three 100-yard games this year but hasn't scored in three straight games
  • WR Antonio Chatman also hasn't scored in three straight games
  • TE Bubba Franks has caught 17 passes in the four games since returning from injury
  • Driver leads the team with 81 targets on the year. Chatman is next with only 45 targets
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