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Fantasy Tidbits - Week 14

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

Chicago Bears (road record 3-2) at Pittsburgh Steelers (3-3)

The Bears are 16-6-1 lifetime against the Steelers
The Steelers are 2-1 against the Bears during the Bill Cowher era

  • The Bears have now won eight consecutive games
  • The Bears have only given up 29 points over the last four games (7.25 points per game)
  • The Bears are on pace to give up 169 points. That would be the lowest since the 2000 season (Ravens allowed only 165 points in their Super Bowl season)
  • QB Kyle Orton is the lowest ranked NFC quarterback (minimum 174 passing attempts) with a 60.2 passer rating
  • Orton has had five straight games with less than 138 passing yards. He only has 3 touchdown passes against 6 interceptions during that span
  • RB Thomas Jones has 1,005 rushing yards on the year. That is his first 1,000 yard campaign in six NFL seasons
  • Jones has now rushed for 1,953 yards in his two seasons with the Bears. He only had 1,891 yards in his first four NFL seasons
  • Jones has 252 rushing yards over the last three games
  • WR Muhsin Muhammad only has 90 receiving yards in the last four games
  • 2nd-year starter CB Nathan Vasher leads the team with 7 interceptions on the season

  • The Steelers have lost three straight games
  • The Steelers have given up 64 points over the last two games (albeit to the Colts and Bengals)
  • QB Ben Roethlisberger has a passer rating of 101 on the season and has twice as many touchdowns as interceptions (15-7)
  • Last week, Roethlisberger had his 2nd career 300-yard passing game in the loss to the Bengals.
  • WR Hines Ward needs only one more touchdown for his third double-digit touchdown season in four years
  • Ward is averaging 14.1 yards per receptions this year which would be his best mark since the 2000 season (14.0 that year)
  • RB Willie Parker has only scored one touchdown over the past five games and hasn't had 100 total yards in a game since week seven

Cleveland Browns (road record 1-5) at Cincinnati Bengals (home record 4-2)

The Browns are 33-31 lifetime against the Bengals
The Bengals are 3-2 against the Browns during the Marvin Lewis era
Last season in the game in Cincinnati, the Bengals defeated the Browns 58 to 48

  • The Browns are only 2-6 over the last eight games
  • WR Braylon Edwards had his first career multi-touchdown game last week but injured his MCL and is out for the season
  • In his first career start last week, QB Charlie Frye threw for 226 yards and a pair of touchdowns
  • RB Reuben Droughns has rushed for 1,029 yards on the season. He is the first Browns' player to hit the mark since 1985 when both Earnest Byner and Kevin Mack hit the mark.
  • Nobody else has rushed for more than 78 yards for the Browns this season
  • The Browns haven't had a 1,000 yard receiver since the 2001 season (Kevin Johnson had 1,097 receiving yards. WR Antonio Bryant needs 298 more yards to hit the mark this season

  • The Bengals are guaranteed their first winning record on the road since the 1982 season (strike shortened season)
  • The Bengals have won four of their last five games (only loss was to the Colts)
  • The Bengals have given up 105 points over the last three games but have scored 117 points
  • The Bengals have 21+ points in five consecutive games
  • RB Rudi Johnson is up to 1,066 rushing yards on the season
  • Rudi Johnson has scored in four consecutive games and has three straight two-touchdown games
  • Johnson has rushed for at least 65 yards in each game this year including 126 yards and a touchdown against the Browns in week one
  • QB Carson Palmer has a quarterback rating of 106.6 this season and has completed 68.7% of his throws
  • Palmer has had five straight multiple-touchdown games for the Bengals (13 passing touchdowns over that span)
  • Palmer threw for 280 yards and a pair of touchdowns in week one against the Browns
  • Palmer has at least 227 passing yards in all but one game this season
  • Palmer is on pace to finish with 4,199 passing yards and 35 touchdowns which would be club records
  • The Bengals have three receivers with at least five touchdown receptions (Chad Johnson, TJ Houshmandzadeh and Chris Henry)
  • Chad Johnson is over the 1,100 yard mark for the fourth consecutive season
  • Houshmandzadeh is averaging 74 receiving yards per game

Houston Texans (road record 0-6) at Tennessee Titans (home record 2-4)

The Texans are 2-5 lifetime against the Titans

  • The Texans are only 17-43 under 'soon-to-be ex' coach Dom Capers
  • QB David Carr has only been sacked 12 times over the last four games after 43 sacks in the first eight games
  • Carr has thrown for less than 200 yards in ten of the twelve games this season
  • Carr has failed to account for a touchdown in three of the twelve games this year
  • Carr threw for 131 yards and a touchdown against the Titans earlier this season
  • Carr threw for 467 yards and 3 touchdowns in the two games against the Titans last season
  • RB Domanick Davis has averaged 84 rushing yards per game this season but has just two rushing touchdowns
  • However Davis has also added 3 receiving touchdowns
  • In his last two games against the Titans, Davis has 259 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards and a touchdown
  • Davis needs only 163 yards for his three straight 1,000 yard rushing season
  • WR Andre Johnson is leading the team with only 488 receiving yards (in nine games)
  • Johnson failed to catch a pass against the Titans earlier this year but did snag 8 for 100 yards and a touchdown a year ago in the two games against the Titans

  • The Titans are only 1-6 over the last seven games
  • The Titans have allowed 20+ points in ten straight games (including 20 points to the Texans in week five)
  • QB Steve McNair has 14 touchdown passes against 9 interceptions on the year
  • McNair had 220 passing yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first game against the Texans
  • McNair has four straight 200-yard passing games against the Texans
  • RB Chris Brown has only rushed for 132 yards on 41 carries over the last three games. He does have three touchdowns though
  • Brown is averaging 12.6 yards per reception
  • Brown rushed for 78 yards on 22 carries against the Texans earlier this year and didn't score
  • Brown has never scored a touchdown against the Texans
  • TE Erron Kinney leads the team in receptions with 54. WR Drew Bennett is tops in receiving yards with only 551 yards
  • The tight end position has accounted for 119 of the 276 completions on the year
  • In his eleven seasons as head coach of the Titans, Jeff Fisher has had only four winning seasons

Indianapolis Colts (road record 6-0) at Jacksonville Jaguars (home record 4-1)

The Colts are 7-2 lifetime against the Jaguars
The Colts have won two of the last three games played in Jacksonville

  • The Colts have given up 10 points or less in seven of the twelve games this year
  • The Colts defeated the Jaguars 10-3 earlier this season
  • QB Peyton Manning has a passer rating of 107.6 on the year
  • Manning has had multiple-touchdown passes in seven straight games (18 total touchdowns over that span)
  • Manning only threw for 122 yards and no touchdowns against the Jaguars in week two
  • Last year, Manning threw for 588 yards and 5 touchdown passes against the Jaguars
  • RB Edgerrin James has nine 100-yard games on the year and has yet to rush for less than 88 yards in a game
  • James rushed for 128 yards on 27 carries against the Jaguars earlier this year.
  • James only has one total touchdown in his last seven games against the Jaguars
  • WR Reggie Wayne is leading the team with 862 receiving yards. He only caught 3 passes for 19 yards against the Jaguars in week two
  • WR Marvin Harrison has had seven straight seasons with 10+ touchdown receptions
  • Harrison needs only 145 more yards for his 7th straight 1,000 yard receiving season
  • Harrison only had 3 receptions for 36 yards against the Jaguars in week two but did catch three touchdowns against the Jaguars last season

  • The Jaguars have won five consecutive games
  • The Jaguars have scored 20+ points in eight consecutive games
  • RB Fred Taylor rushed for 81 yards on 16 carries against the Colts in week two
  • RB Greg Jones has rushed for 181 yards on 50 carries in his last two games
  • WR Jimmy Smith leads the team with 734 yards receiving on the season. This would be the 10th straight time he led the team in receiving yardage.
  • WR Ernest Wilford has only caught 11 passes for 121 yards over the past four games
  • Smith has a touchdown reception in three of the last four games against the Colts
  • QB David Garrard is only averaging 10 yards per completion

New England Patriots (road record 3-3) at Buffalo Bills (home record 4-2)

The Patriots are 49-40-1 lifetime against the Bills
The Patriots are 9-2 against the Bills during the Bill Belichick era

  • The Patriots have won three of the last four games
  • The Patriots have won four straight games against the Bills
  • The Patriots haven't scored more than 24 points since week five
  • QB Tom Brady only has one touchdown pass in the last two weeks
  • Brady threw for 199 yards and a touchdown against the Bills earlier this year. That was the only game he dipped below the 200-yard passing mark
  • Brady is still on pace for 4,401 passing yards
  • RB Corey Dillon has 8 rushing touchdowns in only nine games this year
  • Dillon rushed for 72 yards and scored twice against the Bills earlier this year. He ran for 230 yards in two games against the Bills last season
  • WR Deion Branch needs four more yards to eclipse his career best in receiving yards (803 yards set back in 2003)
  • Branch had 92 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Bills earlier this year

  • The Bills are only 1-5 over the last six games
  • Last week, QB JP Losman had his first three touchdown performance as a professional in the loss to the Dolphins
  • Losman did not play against the Patriots earlier this year
  • RB Willis McGahee is over the 1,000 yard rushing mark for the 2nd straight season
  • However McGahee hasn't scored in six consecutive weeks and is averaging only 3.1 yards per carry over the last four weeks
  • McGahee rushed for 136 yards against the Patriots earlier this year
  • WR Lee Evans has 5 touchdown receptions over the last four weeks
  • Evans has caught 17 passes over that span for 297 yards
  • Evans caught only a single pass for 14 yards in the first game against the Patriots
  • WR Eric Moulds had 9 receptions for 125 yards and a touchdown earlier this year against the Patriots
  • Moulds is now 2nd on the team in receiving yardage with only 511 yards. He has led the team for seven straight seasons

Oakland Raiders (road record 2-4) at New York Jets (home record 2-3)

The Raiders are 19-13-2 lifetime against the Jets

  • The Raiders are only 1-4 over the last five games
  • The Raiders have given up 30+ points in three of the last four games
  • QB Kerry Collins only has 2 touchdown passes in the last three games
  • It has been six weeks since RB LaMont Jordan has had a 100-yard rushing game
  • Jordan has scored just once in the last five games
  • Jordan is 156 rushing yards away from his first 1,000 yard rushing season
  • WR Randy Moss has 771 yards receiving this year. That is just one yard more than his teammate Jerry Porter

  • The Jets have lost seven consecutive games and have scored just 25 points over the last four games
  • The Jets have just 6 passing touchdowns on the season
  • RB Curtis Martin needs 265 rushing yards over the final four games to reach the 1,000 yard mark for the eleventh straight season
  • Martin is averaging only 3.3 yards per carry on the year
  • Martin only has 127 rushing yards over the last three weeks
  • Martin is 7th all-time in yards from scrimmage (behind Rice, E. Smith, Payton, Faulk, Sanders, M. Allen)
  • WR Laveranues Coles has not had a 100-yard receiving game this year
  • QB Brooks Bollinger has just 1 touchdown against 5 interceptions in his last 91 passing attempts

St. Louis Rams (road record 2-4) at Minnesota Vikings (home record 5-1)

The Rams are 15-20-2 lifetime against the Vikings

  • The Rams are 1-3 over the last four games
  • Not including the Texans game two weeks ago, Steven Jackson only has 30 rushing yards in his last 23 carries
  • Jackson has just 1 touchdown in the last four weeks
  • Jackson needs 131 more rushing yards for his first 1,000 yard season
  • WR Torry Holt has eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark for the sixth straight season (1,017 yards in only ten games)
  • WR Isaac Bruce has four receptions in three straight games and has two touchdowns over that span
  • WR Kevin Curtis has only 3 receptions over the past two weeks and needs 253 yards for his first 1,000 yard season
  • Rookie QB Ryan Fitzpatrick only threw for 163 yards with no touchdown passes last week against the Redskins

  • The Vikings haven't won six games in a row since the start of the 2003 season
  • The Vikings have only surrendered 80 points over the last five games
  • QB Brad Johnson has 8 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions in his 163 passing attempts
  • QB Daunte Culpepper had 6 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in his 216 passing attempts
  • The Vikings leading rusher is Mewelde Moore who has only 551 yards on the season
  • Last week, WR Koren Robinson had his first 100-yard game since week five of last season
  • WR Koren Robinson has 11 receptions over the last three games
  • The Vikings leading receiver in both receptions and yards is TE Jermaine Wiggins. He has 54 receptions for 482 yards.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (road record 4-2) at Carolina Panthers (home record 5-1)

The Buccaneers are 4-6 lifetime against the Panthers and have lost each of the last five meetings

  • The Buccaneers have only scored 20 points and given up 16 over the last two weeks
  • The Buccaneers were destroyed 34-14 by the Panthers earlier this year
  • The Buccaneers are 3-1 over the last four weeks
  • With almost identical passing attempts, QB Chris Simms has a slightly higher passer rating than Brian Griese (80.3 to 79.6)
  • Simms only has 1 touchdown pass in his last three starts
  • Simms threw for 259 yards and a touchdown earlier this year against the Panthers
  • WR Joey Galloway has already set a career-best in receiving yards with 1,075 yards on the season. He has 752 more yards than his next closest teammate
  • Galloway had 83 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers earlier this year
  • RB Cadillac Williams needs only 188 yards to hit the 1,000 yard rushing mark in his first season
  • Williams is back on track with 296 rushing yards on 61 carries over the last three weeks
  • Williams however has only 1 touchdown since week three
  • Williams rushed for only 29 yards against the Panthers earlier this year

  • The Panthers have only allowed 58 points in their last six games
  • RB DeShaun Foster is only one yard behind Stephen Davis for the team lead (526 to 525 yards)
  • Last week, Foster had his 2nd career 100-yard rushing game
  • Foster is the 2nd leading receiver on the team with 348 receiving yards
  • Foster has only six career touchdowns
  • Foster had only 23 yards on 16 carries against the Buccaneers earlier this year
  • Davis has only 39 rushing yards over the last three weeks on 16 carries and hasn't scored
  • WR Steve Smith is on pace for 1,635 receiving yards
  • Smith has only 1 touchdown in the last four games as well as one 100-yard effort
  • Smith had 106 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers earlier this year
  • QB Jake Delhomme only has 709 passing yards and four touchdowns over the last four games
  • Delhomme had 216 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers in week nine

New York Giants (road record 2-3) at Philadelphia Eagles (home record 4-2)

The Giants are 76-66-2 lifetime against the Eagles
The Eagles have won seven of the last nine games in this series but lost to the Giants earlier this season

  • The Giants haven't given up more than 24 points in a game for eight consecutive weeks
  • Last week, Eli Manning failed to throw a touchdown pass for the first time this year
  • Manning is only completing 51.4% of his passes
  • Manning threw for 218 yards and 3 touchdowns against the Eagles in week eleven
  • RB Tiki Barber has rushed for 100 yards in four straight games against the Eagles
  • Barber is averaging 103 rushing yards per game on the year and is on pace to break his personal best mark set last season of 1,518 rushing yards
  • Barber has had three straight 100-yard games and has rushed for a total of 750 yards in the last six games
  • WR Plaxico Burress caught 6 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown in week eleven against the Eagles
  • Burress is only 25 yards away from his third 1,000 yard receiving season
  • Burress needs to catch just 15 passes to set a personal best (78 receptions in 2002)
  • TE Jeremy Shockey already has a personal best of 7 touchdown receptions with four games to play
  • WR Amani Toomer has now caught 5 touchdowns in nine games after registering none in the previous eighteen contests
  • Toomer caught a touchdown against the Eagles in week eleven
  • Shockey caught only one pass for one yard against the Eagles but it did go for a touchdown

  • The Eagles 42 to 0 home loss to the Seahawks last week was the worst loss in Monday Night Football history
  • RB Brian Westbrook may be out for the year due to injury
  • The Eagles are only 1-5 over the last six games
  • QB Mike McMahon has a quarterback rating of 52.6
  • RB Brian Westbrook has one less receiving yard than rushing yards (616 to 617)
  • WR Reggie Brown has only caught 3 passes for 27 yards over the past two weeks
  • The Eagles have only scored 66 points over the past five games

San Francisco 49ers (road record 0-5) at Seattle Seahawks (home record 6-0)

The 49ers are 6-7 lifetime against the Seahawks
The Seahawks have won five straight games in this series

  • From 1983 to 1998 the 49ers had no seasons with more than 6 losses. Since then they have had five losing records in seven years
  • The 49ers have lost five games in a row
  • The 49ers only lost by two points to the Seahawks in week eleven
  • The 49ers have seven touchdown passes on the season
  • Rookie QB Alex Smith has 0 touchdowns and 8 interception on only 74 attempts this season
  • WR Brandon Lloyd had 7 receptions for 119 yards and a touchdown in week eleven against the Seahawks
  • The 49ers have only passed for 1,494 yards on the season with 18 interceptions

  • The Seahawks have now won eight games in a row
  • The Seahawks are 4th in the NFL in points scored and 1st in yardage gained
  • The Seahawks are now 13th best in the NFL when it comes to points allowed
  • RB Shaun Alexander has 22 rushing touchdowns on the season. That is already the 4th best total of all-time with four more games to go
  • Alexander has scored a staggering 92 touchdowns in his last 76 games played
  • Alexander has multiple-touchdowns in seven of the twelve games this year
  • Alexander has at least 16 fantasy points in ten of the last eleven games
  • QB Matt Hasselbeck has thrown a touchdown in nine consecutive games
  • Hasselbeck is on pace for 3,600 passing yards on the year

Washington Redskins (road record 4-2) at Arizona Cardinals (home record 2-4)

The Redskins are 71-44-2 lifetime against the Cardinals

  • Head coach Joe Gibbs is 20-4 lifetime against the Cardinals franchise
  • The Redskins are only 1-3 over the last four games
  • QB Mark Brunell has thrown 16 touchdowns against just 5 interceptions against the Cardinals
  • Brunell has three straight games with less than 200 passing yards. He also has just 2 touchdowns during that stretch
  • Brunell needs just 5 touchdown passes over the final four games to set a personal best (he has reached 20 touchdowns in a season twice and 19 touchdowns twice)
  • In the last five games, RB Clinton Portis has rushed for 526 yards and scored four times
  • Portis has now rushed for 5,493 yards in only 56 career games
  • WR Santana Moss already has a career-best of 1,111 receiving yards with four games to play
  • However Moss has gone six straight games without reaching the 100-yard mark and has just a single touchdown during that span
  • TE Chris Cooley is on pace to catch 72 passes on the year

  • The Cardinals have won two of their last three games
  • Since returning from injury November 6th, QB Kurt Warner has averaged 329 passing yards and tossed 8 touchdowns
  • WR Anquan Boldin is averaging 99 receiving yards per game and has had three straight games with 8+ receptions for 100+ yards
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald is averaging 94 receiving yards per game and has had seven 100-yard games on the season
  • Fitzgerald has scored in seven of the twelve games this year
  • RB J.J. Arrington has rushed for 143 yards on 35 carries over the last three games

Baltimore Ravens (road record 0-6) at Denver Broncos (home record 6-0)

The Ravens are 3-1 lifetime against the Broncos

  • The Ravens are 2-1 over the last three games
  • QB Kyle Boller has a poor quarterback rating of 62.5 on the season and 67.0 for his career. Will the Ravens look elsewhere in 2006?
  • Boller is averaging less than 10 yards per completion
  • Last week, WR Mark Clayton had his best season as a pro with 7 receptions for 86 yards. He still doesn't have a touchdown however
  • WR Derrick Mason needs 253 receiving yards for his fifth straight 1,000 yard season. That may prove difficult
  • TE Todd Heap needs only 14 more receptions to set a career-best. His current best is 68 receptions during the 2002 season
  • RB Jamal Lewis has scored just once in the last eight games

  • The Broncos have now scored 20+ points in nine straight games
  • QB Jake Plummer has 3 interceptions over the last two games after not throwing a pick in eight straight games
  • Plummer has thrown for 200-yards in four of the last five games
  • RB Mike Anderson has hit double-digits in touchdowns for the first time since the 2000 season
  • Anderson, Tatum Bell and Ron Dayne have combined for 1,713 rushing yards and 15 touchdowns
  • WR Rod Smith needs only 198 receiving yards for his seventh 1,000 yard receiving season
  • Smith has had only one 100-yard receiving game this year
  • WR Ashley Lelie hasn't scored in seven consecutive weeks

Kansas City Chiefs (road record 3-3) at Dallas Cowboys (home record 4-2)

The Chiefs are 3-4 lifetime against the Cowboys
This is a must win for both teams if they wish to make the post season

  • The Chiefs have won three straight games and scored 102 points during that span
  • The Chiefs have to play the Cowboys, Giants, Chargers and Bengals to end the year. Those teams are a combined 32-15
  • RB Larry Johnson has rushed for 709 yards over the last five games and scored 7 touchdowns
  • WR Eddie Kennison need 181 yards to reach the 1,000 yard mark for the 2nd straight year
  • TE Tony Gonzalez has only 2 touchdowns on the year. He hasn't had less than 6 since the 1998 campaign
  • QB Trent Green has six touchdowns over the last three games
  • Green is on pace for 3,929 passing yards this season and could finish with a passer rating higher than 87 for the fourth straight year

  • The Cowboys have lost two straight games
  • QB Drew Bledsoe has thrown for less than 200 yards in four of the last six games
  • Bledsoe has just 7 touchdown passes in his last seven games
  • RB Julius Jones has carried the ball 64 times over the past three weeks for 221 yards but hasn't scored since week three
  • Jones has scored just three touchdowns on 212 touches while Marion Barber III has scored five times on 110 touches
  • WR Terry Glenn needs 159 yards for his first 1,000 yard season since 1999
  • Glenn however has not had a 100-yard game since week five
  • WR Keyshawn Johnson hasn't had more than 59 yards in a game since week six
  • TE Jason Witten has 27 receiving yards or less in three of the last four games

Miami Dolphins (road record 2-4) at San Diego Chargers (home record 4-2)

The Dolphins are 12-12 lifetime against the Chargers

  • The Dolphins have won two straight games for the first time this season
  • Last week, WR Chris Chambers caught 15 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown. That was his first double-digit reception game as a pro
  • Chambers has 339 receiving yards in his last two games
  • Chambers needs only 163 receiving yards for his first 1,000 yard season
  • RB Ronnie Brown hasn't rushed for 100-yards in a game since October 30th
  • Brown needs only 189 more rushing yards to reach the 1,000 yard mark
  • RB Ricky Williams is now averaging 4.1 yards per carry
  • In the last three games, Williams has 40 carries for 211 yards and 2 touchdowns

  • The Chargers have won four games by 20+ points this season (Patriots, NYG, Buffalo and Oakland
  • The Chargers have won five straight games and are 8-2 over the last ten games
  • RB LaDainian Tomlinson has 19 touchdowns and 3 passing touchdowns on the year
  • Tomlinson is on pace to finish with 2,015 total yards and 25 touchdowns
  • QB Drew Brees passer rating is a strong 93.9
  • Last week, Brees completed 77% of his passes against the Raiders
  • Brees has had seven multiple-touchdown games this year and sixteen over the last two years
  • Brees is on pace to pass for 3,750 yards which would be a personal best and the best mark by a Chargers quarterback since Dan Fouts threw for 3,740 yards in 1984
  • TE Antonio Gates needs only 126 more receiving yards for his first career 1,000 yard season
  • Gates is averaging almost 80 receiving yards per game on the year
  • WR Keenan McCardell's only 100-yard receiving game this year came in week one when he had 123 receiving yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Detroit Lions (road record 1-4) at Green Bay Packers (home record 1-4)

The Packers are 81-64-7 lifetime against the Lions
The Packers are 18-9 against the Lions in the Brett Favre era
The Packers lost to the Lions earlier this season. They have never lost both games to the Lions during the Brett Favre era

  • The Lions have lost three games in a row and five of the last six games overall
  • Why is Garcia considered so much better than Harrington? Consider…
    - Garcia has averaged just 9 yards per completion and has tossed just 1 touchdown on 128 attempts (at best, both suck)
    - Harrington has averaged 10.2 yards per completion and has tossed 8 touchdowns on 261 attempts
  • Last week, RB Artose Pinner had his first 100-yards of total offense game in the NFL (64 rushing yards and 39 receiving yards). He also scored a touchdown
  • RB Kevin Jones has carried the ball 20+ times in a game only three times this season
  • Jones still doesn't have a 100-yard rushing game all season. In fact he hasn't eclipsed the 100-yard mark of total offense all season
  • Nobody on the Lions has rushed for 100-yards in a game this year.
  • WR Roy Williams only has 161 receiving yards over the last three weeks with a single touchdown scored

  • The Packers are 1-6 in the past seven games
  • QB Brett Favre has 21 interceptions and 19 touchdowns on the season.
  • Favre has thrown 13 interceptions over the last six games
  • In Dan Marino's last season with the Dolphins, he threw 12 interceptions over the final six games (coincidence or writing on the wall?)
  • The Packers leading rushing on the year is Samkon Gado. Who predicted that in the preseason (he has only 366 yards)
  • Gado has scored a touchdown in four of his five games
  • WR Donald Driver only needs 92 more yards for his third 1,000 yard receiving season in four years but has scored just once in the last six weeks
  • The Packers have scored fewer than 20 points in five of the last six games

Monday

New Orleans Saints (road record 2-4) at Atlanta Falcons (home record 3-3)

The Saints are 30-43 lifetime against the Falcons

  • The Saints are 45-47 during the Jim Haslett era
  • The Saints haven't lost 10 games in a season since the final year of the Mike Ditka disaster
  • The Saints are 1-7 over the last eight games
  • QB Aaron Brooks has thrown double-digit interceptions five times this year
  • Brooks has failed to throw a touchdown pass in five games this season
  • WR Donte Stallworth has scored in five of the last seven games and needs 308 more yards for his first 1,000 yard receiving season
  • Stallworth now has 22 touchdowns in his first 52 games as a pro. Joe Horn had 7 touchdowns in his first 50 games in the NFL
  • WR Joe Horn hasn't scored since week two
  • Saints running backs haven't scored a touchdown since week six (Antowain Smith)

  • The Falcons have lost three of the last four games
  • RB Warrick Dunn has already rushed for 1,,174 yards this year which is a career-best
  • TE Alge Crumpler has 234 more yards than his next closest teammate (685 receiving yards to 451 yards for WR Brian Finneran)
  • Crumpler needs only 90 receiving yards over the final four weeks to set a new personal-best
  • QB Michael Vick has accounted for at least one touchdown in all but one game this season (last week against Carolina)
  • Vick has multiple-touchdown passes in four games this year and has failed to toss a touchdown in three games
  • Vick has only three 200-yard passing games on the year
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