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Fantasy Tidbits - Week 8

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.

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OK, let's get to it.

Bye Week

Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, St. Louis Rams


Sunday

Atlanta Falcons at Miami Dolphins

The Falcons are only 2-7 lifetime against the Dolphins

  • The Falcons…
    - Have scored 20 total touchdowns this year (9 rush, 8 pass, 3 defense)
    - Have allowed 16 touchdowns (7 rush, 9 pass)
    - Give up 19 points and score 25 points per game
    - Have allowed 120 rushing yards and 219 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 7 passes and have 24 sacks
    - Allow 4.7 yards per carry
  • The Falcons have won four of the last five games and scored at least 24 points in each of those five games
  • RB Warrick Dunn's career best in rushing yards is only 1,133 rushing yards. He is on pace for 1,500+ rushing yards this season
  • Dunn has three 100-yard games in the last four weeks and four on the season
  • QB Michael Vick has really struggled this year. His completion %, YPA and TD to IC are all worse than last year
  • Vick still hasn't thrown for more than 167 yards in a game this season. Hardly the stuff of Legends
  • Over the last two weeks Vick has completed only 22 of 49 passes with 1 touchdown pass and 3 interceptions. The Falcons won both games though
  • TE Alge Crumpler leads the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns

  • The Dolphins…
    - Have scored 14 total touchdowns (4 rush, 9 pass, 1 defense)
    - Have allowed 14 total touchdowns (5 rush, 8 pass, 1 defense)
    - Give up 19 points and score 19 points per game
    - Have allowed 112 rushing yards and 192 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted only 4 passes and have 21 sacks
    - Allow 3.7 yards per carry
  • RB Ronnie Brown is averaging a strong 4.8 yards per carry on the season
  • Brown has rushed for 95+ yards in four of the last five games
  • The offensive line is improving. Both Ricky Williams and Brown are beginning to find big holes to run through
  • WR Chris Chambers leads the team in receptions and receiving yards but TE Randy McMichael has the lead in receiving touchdowns with 4
  • Over the last three weeks, Gus Frerotte has only completed 48 of 100 passes with 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions
  • Over the last five games, McMichael has caught only 11 passes for 117 yards

Carolina Panthers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Panthers are 5-4 lifetime against the Buccaneers and have won the last four contests

  • The Panthers…
    - Have scored 23 touchdowns (9 rush, 14 pass)
    - Have allowed 17 touchdowns (4 rush, 10 pass, 3 defense)
    - Give up 21 points and score 27 points per game
    - Have allowed 78 rushing yards (3.3 YPC) and 233 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 7 passes and have 15 sacks
  • In four games against the Buccaneers, QB Jake Delhomme has
    - Had three games with 22+ fantasy points and one game with only 3 fantasy points
    - Averaged 234 passing yards in the three good games with 8 total touchdown passes
  • In his three games against the Buccaneers, WR Steve Smith has 16 receptions for 129 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • The Panthers have scored 20+ points in every game this season
  • Delhomme is on fire. He has tossed 12 touchdown passes in the last five games and hasn't thrown for less than 206 yards
  • Smith is on pace to finish with 1,822 receiving yards and 18 touchdowns on the year.
  • The good news is RB Stephen Davis has 9 rushing touchdowns. The bad news is his 3.0 YPC average
  • The good news is RB Deshaun Foster is averaging 4.5 YPC and 15.1 YPR. The bad news is he hasn't scored a touchdown yet

  • The Buccaneers…
    - Have scored 13 touchdowns (4 rush, 8 rec, 1 defense/st)
    - Have allowed 7 touchdowns (4 rush, 2 rec, 1 defense/st)
    - Give up 12 points and score 18 points per game
    - Have allowed 76 rushing yards (3.2 YPC) and 154 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 7 passes and have 15 sacks
  • Last year, WR Michael Clayton had 12 receptions for 143 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Panthers
  • Last year, WR Joey Galloway had 12 receptions for 132 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers
  • RB Michael Pittman has never rushed for more than 57 yards against the Panthers but did put up 134 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns in week 12 last year against them
  • The Buccaneers haven't given up more than 16 points in a game this season
  • WR Joey Galloway is clearly the # 1 receiver. He has 16 more receptions, 395 more yards and 5 more touchdowns than Michael Clayton
  • Galloway has four games this year with 96+ receiving yards
  • Clayton has five straight games with less than 44 receiving yards
  • In his last two games played, RB Cadillac Williams has only 24 carries for 33 yards and hasn't scored.


Cincinnati Bengals at Baltimore Ravens

The Bengals are 6-12 lifetime against the Ravens

  • The Bengals…
    - Have scored 21 touchdowns (4 rush, 16 pass, 1 defense/st)
    - Have allowed 13 touchdowns (6 rush, 7 pass)
    - Give up 16 points and score 24 points per game
    - Have allowed 125 rushing yards (4.7 YPC) and 195 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted an incredible 20 passes and have 11 sacks
  • In seven games against the Ravens, WR Chad Johnson has
    -Three 100-yard games (missed a fourth by one yard)
    - Four games with at least one touchdown
    - Four games with at least 14 fantasy points
    - Two games with less than 10 fantasy points
    - 39 receptions in total
  • In five games against the Ravens, RB Rudi Johnson has never had a 100-yard game and has caught only 3 passes. He also has failed to score a touchdown
  • The Bengals have intercepted 5 passes in three different games this season. All three were against NFC North foes
  • QB Carson Palmer threw for 698 yards in two games against the Ravens last year. He had 3 touchdowns in one of the games and 3 interceptions in the other
  • Palmer…
    - Is still completing almost 70% of his throws and is on pace to toss 32 touchdown passes
    - Has only one game with less than 200 passing yards and one game without a touchdown pass
  • RB Rudi Johnson has rushed for at least 65 yards in each of the eight games this season. However he has only one 100-yard game and has just 2 touchdowns
  • RB Chris Perry has 38 carries and 38 receptions on the season. He has 421 total yards and 2 touchdowns
  • WR Chad Johnson…
    - Is on pace to finish with 96 receptions, 1,434 yards and 10 touchdowns
    - Has only one 100-yard game in the last six games

  • The Ravens…
    - Have scored only 7 touchdowns on the season (1 rush, 6 pass)
    - Have given up 13 touchdowns on the season (4 rush, 7 pass, 2 def)
    - Have scored only 12.5 points while giving up 17.1 points
    - Have allowed 99 rushing yards (3.8 YPC) and 154 passing yards per game
    - Have only 4 interceptions and 15 sacks. Hardly reminiscent of the 1985 Chicago Bears famed 4-6 defense
  • Unbelievable Stat alert! RB Jamal Lewis has faced the Bengals seven times. He has reached 100 rushing yards in each of those games
  • Lewis has rushed for a total of 948 yards in those seven games and has scored in four games (seven touchdowns total)
  • In seven games against the Bengals, TE Todd Heap has had one game with 70+ receiving yards (129 yards) and has scored just one touchdown
  • The Ravens have not been able to score 20 points in a game this season. That would explain the poor record
  • QB Anthony Wright…
    - Has only one multiple-touchdown game this season
    - Has three multiple-interception games
    - Has at least 200 passing yards in five of the seven games
  • WR Derrick Mason…
    - Is on pace for 100 receptions
    - Is averaging only 11.2 yards per catch
    - Mason hasn't had a 100-yard game this season but has three games with 85+ yards receiving
  • RB Jamal Lewis…
    - Doesn't have a 100-yard rushing game this year
    - Has a 4.0+ YPC average in only one game this year
    - Hasn't scored in three weeks

Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

The Lions are only 29-56-2 lifetime against the Vikings and have lost six straight contests
The Lions haven't won in Minnesota since 1997

  • The Lions…
    - Have scored 13 touchdowns (7 rush, 4 pass, 2 defense/st)
    - Have given up 15 touchdowns (2 rush, 9 pass, 4 defense/st)
    - Give up 18 points and score 17 points per game
    - Have allowed 107 rushing yards (4.1 YPC) and 195 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 13 passes and have 18 sacks
  • RB Kevin Jones rushed for 179 yards on 38 carries last year in two games against the Vikings. He also caught 7 passes and scored a touchdown
  • WR Roy Williams had a 104 yard / 2 touchdown performance in week fifteen last year against the Vikings
  • The good news… QB Jeff Garcia is completing 65.2% of his passes with only 1 interception
    The bad news… Garcia has not thrown a touchdown pass and has a weak YPA of only 5.9
  • RB Kevin Jones…
    - Has four touchdowns in the last five games
    - Has failed to reach 100-yards rushing in a game
    - Is averaging only 3.0 YPC on the season
  • The leading receiver so far this year is TE Marcus Pollard with 239 receiving yards

  • The Vikings…
    - Have scored only 10 touchdowns (2 rush, 7 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 23 touchdowns (9 rush, 14 pass)
    - Give up 28 points per game and score 15 points per game
    - Have allowed 138 rushing yards (4.3 YPC) and 224 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 6 passes and have 9 sacks
  • QB Daunte Culpepper is out for the year with a knee injury. Hopefully it won't hurt his performance at sea
  • The Vikings have scored 13 or fewer points in five of the seven games
  • QB Brad Johnson a savior? Likely not if his 44.8% completion percentage this year is any indication
  • The only player worth mentioning is RB Mewelde Moore who has emerged as the go-to back. He has…
    - A 3.9 YPC average and 9.8 YPR average
    - Has scored 2 touchdowns in the last two weeks
    - Has only rushed for 75 yards in the past two weeks


Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars

The Texans are a surprising 4-2 lifetime against the Jaguars
The Texans won both games last season by a combined score of 41 to 6

  • The Texans…
    - Have scored 9 total touchdowns (2 rush, 6 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 21 total touchdowns (10 rush, 10 rec, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 28 points and score 13 points per game
    - Have allowed 165 rushing yards (5.0 YPC) and 207 passing yards
    - Have intercepted 2 passes and have 11 sacks
  • In five games against the Jaguars, QB David Carr has
    - Thrown exactly one touchdown pass in each game
    - A high of 276 passing yards and a low of 131 passing yards
    - Scored 3 rushing touchdowns
    - Three 21+ FP games and one 30+ FP game
  • Last season, RB Domanick Davis rushed for 214 yards on 53 carries, caught 9 passes and scored once in the two games against the Jaguars
  • WR Andre Johnson has never had a 100-yard game against the Jaguars
  • The Texans haven't scored more than 20 points in a game this year
  • QB David Carr…
    - Hasn't had a 200-yard passing game in the last nine games
    - Hasn't had a 300-yard passing game in the last eighteen games
    - Has thrown only 29 total passes in the last two weeks
    - Has one touchdown pass in six straight games
    - Hasn't had a multiple-touchdown game in twelve straight games
  • RB Domanick Davis has…
    - 141 of the 150 carries from the running back position
    - Carried the ball 56 times over the last two weeks
    - Has three games with 90+ rushing yards in the last four weeks
  • WR Jabar Gaffney has 19 receptions in the last three weeks

  • The Jaguars…
    - Have scored 14 total touchdowns (3 rush, 10 rec, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 14 total touchdowns (2 rush, 9 rec, 3 def/st)
    - Give up 18 points and score 18 points per game
    - Have allowed 132 rushing yards (4.3 YPC) and 158 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 11 passes and have 16 sacks
  • In four games against the Texans, QB Byron Leftwich has
    - Never had a 16+ FP game
    - Only 2 total touchdown passes against 6 interceptions
    - Has averaged only 172 passing yards
  • In five games against the Texans, WR Jimmy Smith has
    - Caught 24 passes for 342 yards
    - One 100-yard game
    - Caught 3 touchdown passes
    - Four games with 11.7+ fantasy points and one game with only 1.7 fantasy points
  • RB Fred Taylor has only one 100-yard rushing game and two touchdowns in five games against the Texans
  • The Jaguars have scored 20+ points in five games this year
  • Leftwich…
    - Has twice as many touchdown passes as interceptions (10 to 5)
    - Has four multiple-touchdown games this year and only one game without a touchdown
    - Has only three 200-yard passing efforts this year
  • In his last two games, Taylor has rushed for 297 yards on 46 carries
  • WR Earnest Wilford is beginning to emerge and has three touchdowns on the season
  • WR Jimmy Smith only has 8 receptions over the past three games and no touchdown receptions


Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs

The Raiders are 42-47-2 lifetime against the Chiefs and have lost five in a row

  • The Raiders
    - Have scored 19 total touchdowns (8 rush, 10 rec, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 18 total touchdowns (7 rush, 10 rec, 1 def/st)
    - Surrender 23 points and scored 23 points per game
    - Have allowed 116 rushing yards (3.9 YPC) and 222 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted only 2 passes and have 17 sacks
  • In three games against the Chiefs including earlier this year, QB Kerry Collins has
    - 823 passing yards
    - 6 touchdown passes against only 1 interception
    - At least 18.3 FP in each game
  • RB Lamont Jordan rushed for 59 yards, had 32 receiving yards and scored a touchdown against the Chiefs in week two
  • WR Randy Moss had 127 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Chiefs in week two
  • In eight games against the Chiefs, WR Jerry Porter has
    - Six games with at least 57 receiving yards including a 68-yard performance earlier this year
    - No 100-yard games
    - Scored just 2 touchdowns
  • Don't look now but the Raiders are 3-1 over the last four games
  • Collins…
    - Has tossed 10 touchdowns against only 2 interceptions this year
    - Has 200+ passing yards in each game this year
    - Has two 3-touchdown games
  • RB Lamont Jordan has scored in six straight games (9 touchdowns total)
  • Last week, WR Jerry Porter had his first 100-yard game as well as his first touchdowns of the season

  • The Chiefs
    - Have scored 18 total touchdowns (10 rush, 6 pass, 2 def/st)
    - Have given up 19 total touchdowns (4 rush, 14 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Surrender 23 points and score 24 points per game
    - Have allowed 94 rushing yards (4.1 YPC) and 275 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 4 passes and have 13 sacks
  • In nine games against the Raiders, QB Trent Green has
    - Reached the 200-yard passing mark seven times
    - Two 300-yard passing games
    - 10 touchdown passes against 8 interceptions
    - Has 16+ fantasy points in seven of the nine games
  • In his last five games against the Raiders, RB Priest Holmes has
    - 548 rushing yards
    - 367 receiving yards
    - Scored 6 touchdowns
    - Has 23+ FP in four games and more than 15 FP in all five games
  • In three games against the Raiders, RB Larry Johnson has
    - 238 rushing yards and 99 receiving yards
    - 5 touchdowns
    - Two games with 24+ FP and at least 10 FP in all three
  • In eleven games against the Raiders, TE Tony Gonzalez has
    - Three 100-yard games
    - Four touchdowns scored
    - Four games with 10+ fantasy points
  • The Chiefs have scored 20+ points in all but one game this season
  • Trent Green
    - Has thrown only 6 touchdown passes this season through seven games
    - Has 200+ passing yards in all but one game this year
    - Has thrown for 636 yards over the last two weeks
  • Holmes and Johnson have combined for 11 touchdowns on the year
  • Holmes still doesn't have a 100-yard rushing game this year
  • Here comes Gonzalez… He has 14 receptions and a touchdown over the last two weeks


San Diego Chargers at New York Jets

The Chargers are 17-11-1 lifetime against the Jets

  • The Chargers…
    - Have scored 27 total touchdowns (10 rush, 16 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 19 total touchdowns (7 rush, 10 pass, 2 def/st)
    - Allow 21 points and score 28 points per game
    - Have allowed 78 rushing yards (3.5 YPC) and 257 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 6 passes and have 24 sacks
  • The Chargers are only 4-4 on the year but are the highest scoring team
  • QB Drew Brees is on pace to throw for 3,658 yards and 26 touchdowns
  • RB LaDainian Tomlinson has failed to score a touchdown over the last two weeks but did throw for one last week
  • Tomlinson has rushed for only 76 yards over the last two weeks. He may double that against the Jets
  • TE Antonio Gates has 5+ receptions on all but one game this year

  • The Jets…
    - Have scored 11 touchdowns (7 rush, 3 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 14 touchdowns (8 rush, 5 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 20 points and score 13 points per game
    - Have allowed 141 rushing yards (4.0 YPC) and 163 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 10 passes and have 12 sacks
  • QB Vinny Testaverde has been ineffective but will start this week against the Chargers. He has 0 passing touchdowns and 4 interceptions
  • The Jets have the 2nd worst offense in the NFL this season
  • RB Curtis Martin…
    - Has one 100-yard game this year and no other games more than 72-yards
    - Has scored in three straight games
    - Is on pace for a career-worst 3.4 YPC
  • The receivers have caught only one touchdown on the season


Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns

The Titans are 27-32 lifetime against the Browns but are 5-2 since the Browns returned in 1999

  • The Titans…
    - Have scored 17 touchdowns (5 rush, 9 pass, 3 def/st)
    - Have allowed 24 touchdowns (3 rush, 17 pass, 4 def/st)
    - Give up 26 points and score 20 points per game
    - Have allowed 106 rushing yards (4.2 YPC) and 203 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 5 passes and have 24 sacks
  • The Titans have lost five of the last six games
  • QB Steve McNair is having a solid season. He has…
    - Completed 65% of his passes
    - Thrown 8 touchdowns against 6 interceptions
    - Thrown for at least 195 yards in each game this season
  • RB Chris Brown hasn't rushed for 100-yards yet this season but is on pace to finish with 1,000+ yards
  • Three different tight ends have at least 17 receptions this season…
    - Erron Kinney has 39 receptions for 385 yards but 0 touchdowns
    - Ben Troupe has 28 receptions for 202 yards and 3 touchdowns
    - Bo Scaife has 17 receptions for 103 yards and 1 touchdown

  • The Browns…
    - Have scored just 8 touchdowns (0 rush, 7 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 11 touchdowns (3 rush, 8 pass)
    - Give up 17 points and score 13 points per game
    - Have allowed 134 rushing yards (4.0 YPC) and 208 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 6 passes and have 10 sacks
  • The Browns have lost three straight games and scored just 29 points in those games
  • RB Reuben Droughns is on pace for 1,100+ rushing yards but hasn't scored a single touchdown
  • In his last three games, QB Trent Dilfer has failed to throw for 200-yards and has just 1 touchdown against 4 interceptions

Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints (played in Baton Rouge, LA)

The Bears and Saints are tied at 11 wins apiece

  • The Bears…
    - Have scored 15 touchdowns (6 rush, 6 pass, 3 def/st)
    - Have allowed only 7 touchdowns (1 rush, 6 pass)
    - Have given up 12 points and scored 17 points per game
    - Have allowed 84 rushing yards (3.2 YPC) and 178 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 11 passes and have 20 sacks
  • The Bears are smoking hot. They have won three straight games and given up only 22 points during that stretch
  • QB Kyle Orton has thrown 5 touchdowns against only 1 interception in his last four starts and had his first 200-yard game last week
  • RB Thomas Jones has at least 95 total yards in six straight games
  • RB Cedric Benson has only 8 carries in the last three games
  • WR Muhsin Muhammad has at least 3 receptions in every game this year but has yet to record a 100-yard game

  • The Saints…
    - Have scored 12 touchdowns (6 rush, 6 pass)
    - Have given up 25 touchdowns (10 rush, 10 pass, 5 def/st)
    - Allow 28 points and score 16 points per game
    - Have allowed 134 rushing yards (4.3 YPC) and 172 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 5 passes and have 15 sacks
  • The Saints have lost four straight games and given up 135 points during that stretch
  • QB Aaron Brooks has thrown only 6 touchdowns against 10 interceptions this season
  • Brooks has only three 200-yard passing efforts
  • RB Antowain Smith has only rushed for 89 yards over the last two weeks
  • WR Donte Stallworth has 188 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns over the last three weeks


New York Giants at San Francisco 49ers

The Giants are 14-16 lifetime against the 49ers and haven't beat them since 1991

  • The Giants…
    - Have scored 23 touchdowns (8 rush, 13 pass, 2 def/st)
    - Have given up 15 touchdowns (5 rush, 9 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 20 points and score a league-best 30 points per game
    - Have allowed 105 rushing yards (4.2 YPC) and 266 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 10 passes and have 16 sacks
  • Despite only completing 51% of his passes, QB Eli Manning continues to shine. He has 13 touchdowns against 5 interceptions on the season
  • RB Tiki Barber had a career-best 206 rushing yards last week against the Redskins
  • Barber has scored in five games this season
  • WR Plaxico Burress has caught at least 4 passes in each game this year. He has had only one 100-yard game though (actually a 204-yard effort against the Rams)
  • TE Jeremy Shockey has scored in four of his seven games this year
  • Shockey has never had a multiple-touchdown game

  • The 49ers…
    - Have scored 12 touchdowns (3 rush, 5 pass, 4 def/st)
    - Have given up 27 touchdowns (10 rush, 16 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 32 points and score 16 points per game
    - Have allowed 113 rushing yards (3.8 YPC) and a league-worst 315 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 7 passes and have 21 sacks
  • The 49ers passing attack has been non-existent since Tim Rattay left
  • RB Kevan Barlow has rushed for 254 yards over the last three games
  • RB Frank Gore has rushed for 160 yards over that same span


Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals

The Seahawks are 6-7 lifetime against the Cardinals and beat them earlier this season 37-12
However the Seahawks lost to the Cardinals in Arizona last year, 25 to 17

  • The Seahawks…
    - Have scored 22 touchdowns (13 rush, 9 pass)
    - Have given up 12 touchdowns (2 rush, 9 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 18 points and score 26 points per game
    - Have allowed 110 rushing yards (3.9 YPC) and 188 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted just 5 passes and have 23 sacks
  • In five games against the Cardinals, QB Matt Hasselbeck has
    - No 300-yard passing games and two 200-yard games
    - Only 5 touchdown passes against 5 interceptions
    - One game with 20+ FP (27 FP in 2003) and three games with less than 14 FP
  • In seven games against the Cardinals, RB Shaun Alexander has
    - Two games with 30+ FP and three games with 20+ FP
    - 12 total touchdowns including 4 earlier this season
    - Three 100-yard rushing games and four games with 65 or fewer rushing yards
  • The Seahawks have won three straight games
  • QB Matt Hasselbeck has tossed at least one touchdown in eleven of his last twelve games
  • Hasselbeck has at least 224 yards in all but one game this year
  • RB Shaun Alexander…
    - Is on pace for career-highs in rushing yards, YPC and touchdowns scored
    - Has scored four touchdowns in two games this season
    - Has four 100-yard rushing games and missed a fifth by just two yards
  • The Seahawks have four receivers with 22 or more receptions
    - Darrell Jackson has 29 receptions for 376 yards and 2 touchdowns
    - Joe Jurevicius has 25 receptions for 323 yards and 4 scores
    - Bobby Engram has 27 receptions for 316 yards but hasn't scored
    - TE Jerramy Stevens has 22 receptions for 308 yards and 2 scores

  • The Cardinals…
    - Have scored just 9 touchdowns (0 rush, 7 pass, 2 def/st) but have 22 field goals
    - Have given up 22 touchdowns (10 rush, 7 pass, 5 def/st)
    - Give up 25 points and score 18 points per game
    - Have allowed 109 rushing yards (4.1 YPC) and 207 passing yards
    - Have intercepted 6 passes and have 18 sacks
  • WR Larry Fitzgerald has 11 receptions for 184 yards and 3 touchdowns in three games against the Seahawks
  • In four games against the Seahawks, WR Anquan Boldin has 31 receptions for 379 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns
  • QB Kurt Warner will start this week against the Hawks
  • WR Anquan Boldin will miss the next 2-4 weeks
  • The Cardinals still don't have a rushing touchdown this season
  • The tight end position has just 10 receptions on the season


Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins

The Eagles are 63-73-6 lifetime against the Redskins but have won 7 in a row

  • The Eagles…
    - Have scored 20 touchdowns (2 rush, 15 pass, 3 def/st)
    - Have given up 20 touchdowns (6 rush, 13 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 24 points and score 23 points per game
    - Have allowed 124 rushing yards (4.2 YPC) and 232 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 8 passes and have 15 sacks
  • In nine games against the Redskins, QB Donovan McNabb has
    - Never thrown for 300-yards
    - Five 200-yard passing games
    - One 100-yard rushing game and 3 rushing touchdowns
    - 16 touchdown passes against 10 interceptions
    - Four games with 30+ FP and six games with 20+ FP. He has failed to reach the 10-point mark only once
  • WR Terrell Owens only had 8 receptions for 70 yards in two games against the Redskins last year. He did score a touchdown though
  • RB Brian Westbrook has never had a 100-yard rushing or receiving game against the Redskins and has reached 20+ FP only once
  • The Eagles have given up 31 points or more in three of the last four games
  • McNabb has thrown four touchdowns and four interceptions over the last two weeks
  • McNabb also has completed 50% or less of his passes over the past two games
  • Over the past four games, Westbrook has failed to rush for more than 48 yards in a game and has only a single touchdown
  • Owens has at least one touchdown reception in five of the last six games
  • TE L.J. Smith has only caught 9 passes for 86 yards over the past three games

  • The Redskins…
    - Have scored 16 touchdowns (4 rush, 12 pass)
    - Have given up 15 touchdowns (9 rush, 5 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 20 points and score 19 points per game
    - Have allowed 130 rushing yards (4.5 YPC) and 153 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted just 3 passes and have 12 sacks
  • RB Clinton Portis rushed for only 117 yards on 40 carries in two games against the Eagles last year but did score twice
  • Last week the Redskins were shut out for the first time since the 2003 season
  • QB Mark Brunell struggled last week but still has thrown 12 touchdowns against only 3 interceptions this season
  • Brunell has thrown for 225+ yards in five of the seven games this year
  • WR Santana Moss has four 100-yard efforts this year. He only had two all of last season


Pittsburgh Steelers at Green Bay Packers

The Steelers are 12-18 lifetime against the Packers

  • The Steelers …
    - Have scored 19 touchdowns on the season (6 rush, 12 pass, 1 def)
    - Have given up 11 touchdowns on the season (5 rush, 5 pass, 1 def)
    - Have scored 24.1 points and given up 16.3 points
    - Have allowed 87.4 rushing yards (3.4 YPC) and 212 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 9 passes and have 22 sacks
  • The Steelers haven't surrendered more than 23 points in a game this year
  • QB Ben Roethlisberger continues to amaze. He has 11 touchdown passes against only 2 interceptions
  • Fast Willie Parker has rushed for 194 yards on 32 carries (6.1 YPC) over the last two games
  • WR Hines Ward has three games with 6+ receptions on the year
  • TE Heath Miller has at least one touchdown pass in four consecutive games to go along with 17 receptions
  • RB Jerome Bettis has yet to run for more than 56 yards in a game this year

  • The Packers
    - Have scored 20 touchdowns (3 rush, 15 pass, 2 def/st)
    - Have allowed 16 touchdowns (2 rush, 14 pass)
    - Give up 20 points and score 23 points per game
    - Have allowed 101 rushing yards (3.4 YPC) and 207 passing yards per game
    - Have 5 interceptions and 17 sacks
  • QB Brett Favre…
    - Threw 5 interceptions last week for the first time in his career
    - Is on pace to toss a career-worst 30 interceptions on the year
    - Has at least 195 passing yards in each game this year
    - Has three 300-yard passing games this season
    - Has at least one touchdown pass in ten of the last eleven games
  • WR Donald Driver has four straight games of 5+ receptions
  • WR Antonio Chatman has 13 receptions over the past two weeks

Monday

Indianapolis Colts at New England Patriots

The Colts are only 24-41 lifetime against the Patriots and we all know of their recent struggles against the Patriots

  • The Colts…
    - Have scored 24 touchdowns (10 rush, 11 pass, 3 def/st)
    - Have given up 8 touchdowns (2 rush, 5 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Give up 11 points and score 27 points per game
    - Have allowed 109 rushing yards (4.5 YPC) and 169 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted 12 passes and have 26 sacks
  • In his last two regular-season games against the Patriots, QB Peyton Manning has 6 touchdown passes against 2 interceptions
  • In his two playoff games against the Patriots, Manning has 1 touchdown pass against 5 interceptions
  • RB Edgerrin James rushed for 142 yards on 30 carries against the Patriots in week one last season
  • The Colts have won four straight games by 17+ points
  • The Colts are # 1 in scoring defense this season. They haven't led the league since the 1987 campaign when Survivor participant Gary Hogeboom played some quarterback for the squad
  • The Colts under Manning have never finished lower than 12th in offensive yardage per game. This year they rank 13th
  • Even in this a quieter season for Manning he still has thrown for at least 228 yards in five of the seven games
  • Manning has nine touchdown passes in the last four weeks
  • Edgerrin James is on pace to finish with 1,831 rushing yards. That would be his finest effort as a pro
  • James has rushed for at least 88 yards in every game this season. He has three straight 100-yard performances
  • WR Marvin Harrison is only on pace for 887 yards but does have 5 touchdowns on the year
  • WR Reggie Wayne is leading the way with 437 receiving yards on the season.

  • The Patriots…
    - Have scored 19 touchdowns (9 rush, 9 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have given up 21 touchdowns (7 rush, 13 pass, 1 def/st)
    - Have allowed 26 points and scored 23 points per game
    - Have allowed 128 rushing yards (4.1 YPC) and 231 passing yards per game
    - Have intercepted just 2 passes and have only 13 sacks on the season
  • QB Tom Brady has at least one touchdown pass in eleven of his last twelve games
  • Brady is averaging 289 passing yards per game
  • RB Corey Dillon has only one 100-yard game this season but has scored 7 touchdowns including three multiple-touchdown games
  • In the last three weeks, WR Deion Branch has caught 18 passes for 286 yards and a touchdown
  • WR David Givens has caught 14 passes over the last two weeks but for only 116 yards
  • The tight end position has only caught 16 passes this season although they are averaging 18.2 yards pre catch
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