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11/17/2011 07:18 PM


Thursday, November 17

Tale of the tape: Jets at Broncos

No need to wait until the weekend to get your football fix. Thursday Night Football returns for another week, pitting the New York Jets against the Denver Broncos. Here’s our tale of the tape for this East vs. West matchup:


Neither team has an offense to write home about, but there have been major improvements on both sides heading into Thursday.

New York struggled to move the football early in the season, but it averaged 26 points during a three-game win streak before scoring just 17 against the Patriots anemic defense last Sunday.

The Jets really don’t do anything well when it comes to moving the chains. Quarterback Mark Sanchez is once again limboing below expectations and the rushing attack may have just lost a key cog with a knee injury to veteran RB LaDainian Tomlinson. Sanchez was 20 for 29 for more than 300 yards, one TD and two picks against New England – giving him an 81.5 QB rating on the year.

In Denver, the choice to go with Tim Tebow at QB is paying off for new head coach John Fox. The Broncos 3-1 SU and ATS since the former Heisman winner took over under center. However, it’s tough to call Tebow the difference.

He completed just 2 of 8 passes for 69 yards in the win over Kansas City last Sunday, but one of those completions was a 56-yard TD pass to Eric Decker to put Denver ahead by 10 points in the fourth quarter. Tebow also added 43 yards and a rushing score in the win.

The Broncos also have a major injury to their second-ranked ground game, losing RB Knowshon Moreno for the season to a torn ACL. Backups Willis McGahee and Lance Ball should be able to pick up the slack. Ball rushed for 96 yards on 30 carries versus the Chiefs.

Advantage: Denver


The Jets defense may not be the feared stop unit it was a couple years ago, but they are still among the league’s elite.

New York ranks eighth in total yards allowed (326.8) and passing yards allowed (210.8) per game, but has limited opponents to under 20 points in just three games this season. The Patriots passed for 329 and three touchdowns in last week’s win over the Jets.

Corner Darrelle Revis is still the star of the defense, and is always a threat to break a big play – if the opposing QB is ballsy enough to throw in his direction. But Revis isn’t getting much help from the pass rush, which has recorded only 18 total sacks and couldn’t get to Tom Brady last Sunday night.

Denver’s defensive numbers aren’t that great to begin with, but they’re especially bad when you consider the stats have been padded versus weak offensive opponents in recent weeks.

The Broncos, who allow 26 points on 360.7 yards per game, limited Kansas City, Oakland and Miami to 24 or fewer points but coughed up 45 points in their loss to Detroit – Denver’s lone quality opponent since a Week 6 bye.

The Broncos’ pass rush is acceptable, totaling 24 sacks on the year (ninth in the NFL) but they haven’t been able to get those game-changing turnovers, picking off only six passes and stealing just five fumbles.

The pass defense was picked apart by top-level QBs like Aaron Rodgers and Matt Stafford. Luckily for Denver, Mark Sanchez isn’t in the same category as those names. He’s on the level with last week’s opposing passer, Matt Cassel, who threw for 98 yards and a score before being taken out with a hand injury.

Advantage: Jets

Special teams

Neither team’s kicker is a hot commodity among fantasy football owners trying to shore up the one roster spot.

Denver’s Matt Prater has made just 9 of 14 field goal attempts, topping out at about the 40-yard range despite the thin air in the Mile High City.

New York’s Nick Folk isn’t much better, going 12 for 14 on FG attempts but showing a bit more leg when it comes to kicks of 40-plus yards.

The Broncos return team averages 25.6 yards per kickoff return and 16.4 yards per punt return, which is third best in the league. Denver has also scored two punt-return TDs, coming from speedsters Eric Decker and Eddie Royal.

The Jets top the NFL with 28.9 average yards per kick return, getting a special teams score from Joe McKnight. On punts, New York averages just 8.6 yards per return and has yet score on a punt return.

Advantage: Jets

Word on the street

"I thought he was a great competitor, I thought he was a winner and that's what he's showing now. Are there prettier passers than him? Yeah, absolutely, but we have to find a way to beat him." – Jets head coach Rex Ryan on Broncos QB Tim Tebow.

"If we were trying to run a regular offense, he'd be screwed. After the loss to Detroit (Week 8), we decided if Tim is going to be our guy, we can't do that other crap. We had to tweak it." – Denver head coach John Fox about starting Tim Tebow at QB.

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11/17/2011 07:21 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
11/14/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
11/13/11 13-­15-­0 46.43% -­1750 Detail
11/10/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail
11/07/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail
11/06/11 16-­10-­0 61.54% +­2500 Detail
Totals 31-­29-­0 51.67% -­450

Thursday, November 17

Game Score Status Pick Amount

N.Y. Jets - 8:20 PM ET N.Y. Jets -6 500

Denver - Under 39.5 500

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11/17/2011 07:25 PM

Seahawks At Rams NFL Betting Preview

The Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis will be the site of a divisional tussle on the NFL Week 11 odds, as the St. Louis Rams take on the Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff is set for 4:05 p.m. (ET), and there will be regional television coverage on FOX.

This isn't the sexiest game by any means on the NFL betting slate this week, but it is definitely important for status in next year's NFL Draft. Though neither team has been eliminated from the playoffs mathematically yet, in all practicality, both of their seasons have been over with for weeks.

The two teams are tied at No. 28 in our Don Best Linemakers Poll, and both are coming off of rare wins last week.

St. Louis (2-7 SU, 2-7 ATS) held off the Cleveland Browns on the road for its second victory of the campaign in Week 10, and for a young team that has a lot of great pieces in place, every win is important.

The play of Steven Jackson has been remarkable over the course of these last few weeks. He has run the ball at least 25 times in all three games, and has averaged 139.0 YPG with two trips to the end zone. Jackson needs 175 yards as a rusher and a receiver in this game to reach 1,000 all-purpose yards on the season.

There are still some major problems that Josh McDaniels has with his offense, though. Sam Bradford has only thrown four touchdown passes on the year, and the team is only averaging 196.7 passing YPG, something that no one expected after watching McDaniels lead Kyle Orton to a huge year passing the rock a season ago with the Denver Broncos.

For the Seahawks (3-7 SU, 5-3-1 ATS), the key is going to also be keeping the ball on the ground. It is clear that neither Tarvaris Jackson nor Charlie Whitehurst is going to be winning too many games as passers, which is why this offense has struggled so mightily this year at just 299.6 YPG (No. 29 in the NFL) and 16.0 PPG (No. 26).

However, over the last two weeks, Marshawn Lynch has been a machine. He only has 507 rushing yards on the season, but 244 of those yards have come in the last two games against the Dallas Cowboys and Baltimore Ravens. Neither of those teams are slouches either, making those stats all the more impressive.

The home team won both games in this series last year. The last game, a 16-6 victory for the Seahawks at then-Qwest Field clinched up the NFC West for them and took it away from the Rams.

Seattle is 7-1 ATS in the last eight clashes of these divisional rivals, and the favorite is 6-2 ATS in that stretch as well. However, the Seahawks are just 15-34-2 ATS in their last 51 road games, including going 1-4 SU and 2-2-1 ATS this season as visitors.

St. Louis is just 1-7 ATS in its last eight games in conference, though over the course of the last three weeks, it has beaten the Browns, lost to the Arizona Cardinals in overtime, and upset the New Orleans Saints.

The hosts opened up the week as 2½-point favorites, but they have since dropped to -1½. The total has risen two points from 37 to 39.

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11/17/2011 07:26 PM

Tennessee Titans Visit Disappointing Atlanta Falcons

The Atlanta Falcons will need to put a poor overtime performance behind them and begin a positive run down the stretch if they hope to make it back to the playoffs, starting on Sunday when they host the Tennessee Titans.

The Falcons (5-4) nearly pulled off their best victory of the season last week and it turned out to be their worst loss, preventing them from duplicating last year’s NFC-leading 13-3 mark and putting them in danger of missing the postseason this year.

Atlanta had rallied back from a 23-13 deficit against the New Orleans Saints, scoring 10 points in the final 4:13 to force OT at home. However, an offense that thrived in the no-huddle at the end of regulation stalled on two drives in the extra session, with head coach Mike Smith adding to the team’s frustrations by opting to go on fourth-and-inches from his own 29-yard line. Running back Michael Turner ended up getting stuffed on that play, and the Saints earned a 26-23 win.

The Falcons saw their three-game winning streak come to an end and put New Orleans two games ahead in the win column. Even worse, Atlanta would not make the playoffs if they started today as a result of the loss.

Now they need to get back on track against the Titans (5-4), who have had their share of ups and downs but are coming off one of their biggest wins this season.

Tennessee opened a stretch of three road games in four weeks with a 30-3 rout of the Carolina Panthers last week and is a 6-point underdog at Atlanta according to the Don Best odds screen. The total opened at 44 and has seen little betting action so far this week.

The Titans have won the last five meetings with the Falcons dating back to 1993, going 3-1-1 against the spread. They have scored 26 points or more in four of their five wins this year and have been held to 17 or fewer in all of their four losses. The only game Tennessee won when scoring less than 26 came in a 17-14 home victory against the Denver Broncos in Week 3.

Two of the team’s last three wins have come as road underdogs, including last week's trouncing of the Panthers who were laying three in the contest.

Atlanta is ranked No. 14 in the Don Best Linemakers Poll and will try to hold the No. 19 Titans in check offensively, as the team’s last two losses both saw the opponent score 25 points or more. During their recent winning streak, the Falcons did not allow more than 17 points. They have seen the ‘under’ cash in five consecutive games while Tennessee has seen that trend in three straight.

The latest injury news from Nashville has Titans middle linebacker Barrett Ruud (groin) probable for Sunday's game. Atlanta rookie wideout Julio Jones (hamstring) has been held out of practice this week and is doubtful.

Game time is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. (ET) with television coverage inside the Georgia Dome provided by CBS.

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11/17/2011 07:28 PM

Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots Monday Night Football

The New England Patriots will be seeing some old familiar faces, plus a first-time starting quarterback, when they host the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football.

New England is up to a 14 ½-15 point favorite at Don Best after opening at 13. The total is 46 ½ points and the ESPN crew will broadcast at 8:30 p.m. (ET) from Gillette Stadium.

The Patriots (6-3 straight up, 5-4 against the spread) won three Super Bowls with Scott Pioli part of the management brain trust and Romeo Crennel the defensive coordinator. Both guys now work for Kansas City and will try to use their intimate knowledge of the Pats system to their advantage.

One former teammate who New England won’t see is quarterback Matt Cassel. He hurt his right throwing hand and could be out for the season after undergoing surgery. His replacement is 28-year-old Tyler Palko who will be backed up by Iowa rookie Ricky Stanzi.

Cassel wasn’t having a great year (76.6 quarterback rating), but New England certainly feared him far more than Palko. The Patriots defense can’t afford to take anyone lightly even after a good performance in the 37-16 victory at the Jets last week.

Coach Bill Belichick’s stop unit picked off quarterback Mark Sanchez twice (once for a touchdown) and sacked him five times. That’s despite playing with two unheralded safeties in Sterling Moore and James Ihedigbo, plus losing cornerback Devin McCourty (shoulder) in the first half.

McCourty is out this game and more, with Antwaun Molden getting the start. Starting safety Patrick Chung (knee) could return and that would be huge as New England desperately tries to improve on its last-ranked pass defense (309 YPG).

New England’s offense scored 30 of the 37 points last week despite rushing for just 60 yards on 28 carries. The offense was held in check the prior three games against the Giants (24-20 loss), Pittsburgh (25-17 loss) and Dallas (20-16), with Tom Brady getting harassed and throwing four total picks. Team scoring is 28.8 PPG for the year (ranked third).

Crennel is not going to be fooled by anything the Patriots do, even if almost all the players except Brady are different from when he was there (2004). His defense is last in the league with nine sacks and ranks 22nd overall in total yards (364.3 YPG).

The Patriots are 3-1 SU (2-2 ATS) at home this year, with Brady suffering his first regular season home loss since 2006 in the Giants game. They’re 3-13 in their last 16 games as a home favorite of 10 ½-points or greater.

The ‘under’ is 2-0 in New England’s last two home games after the ‘over’ was 8-0 in the previous eight.

The Chiefs (4-5 SU, 5-4 ATS) can’t afford to throw away the season, sitting just 1-game back of Oakland in the AFC West. They have looked bad in their last two contests, home losses to Denver (17-10) and Oakland (31-3) as small favorites.

The ‘under’ is 4-0 in Kansas City’s last four games and 6-1 in the last seven.

The 6-foot-1 Palko has had an odyssey to get here after not being drafted out of Pittsburgh in 2007. He’s had stints in the UFL and CFL and the Chiefs are his third NFL team. He was 5-of-6 for 47 yards last week against Denver and led a field goal drive after subbing in for Cassel.

Palko does have some big receiving targets in 6-foot-2 Dwayne Bowe and 6-foot-4 rookie Jon Baldwin. Steve Breaston is also a dependable target. The question is whether Palko can get them the ball as Kansas City’s pass offense ranks just 27th (182.2 YPG) even with Cassel playing.

The Chiefs will try to run the ball with the combination of Jackie Battle and Dexter McCluster, who have done a pretty good job after the early injury to Jamaal Charles. However, the Patriots are pretty stout (103.1 YPG, ranked ninth) against the run and they will be more inclined to see if Palko can beat them.

Coach Todd Haley’s team has fared pretty well on the road (2-1 SU, 3-0 ATS) since getting demolished at Detroit (48-3) in September. The last road game was almost a month ago in Oakland (28-0 win on October 23) and a lot has transpired since then.

Kansas City is 10-2 ATS in its last 12 games as a 10 ½-point road ‘dog or greater.

These teams last met in opening week of 2008 when Brady suffered a season-ending knee injury at the hands of Bernard Pollard. The Pats ended up winning 17-10 as 16-point favorites with Cassel ironically coming in at quarterback.

Foxborough nighttime weather should be chilly around 40 degrees.

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11/17/2011 07:33 PM

Week 11 NFL Preview Capsules

November 17, 2011

TAMPA BAY (4-5) At GREEN BAY (9-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE - Packers by 14 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tampa Bay 3-6; Green Bay 7-2

SERIES RECORD - Packers lead series 30-21-1

LAST MEETING - Buccaneers beat Packers 38-28, Nov. 8, 2009

LAST WEEK - Buccaneers lost to Texans 37-9; Packers beat Vikings 45-7





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Buccaneers have six INTs in two games vs. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and have held him to a 54.6 QB rating. ... Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman made first career start vs. Packers and recorded his first career win in 2009. ... When RB LeGarrette Blount has 18-plus carries, Buccaneers are 7-1. ... WR Preston Parker had touchdown catch last week and ranks third in NFC with 16 catches on third down. ... TE Kellen Winslow has catch in 85 games in row. Had four catches for 57 yards and TD in last meeting. ... In last game vs. Packers, LB Geno Hayes blocked a punt and CB Ronde Barber returned it 31 yards for TD. Barber has started 192 consecutive games, most by CB in NFL history. ... Packers have won 15 in row including playoffs, longest streak in team history. ... Rodgers is first player in NFL history to post 110-plus QB rating in nine games in row in single season. Rodgers has 110-plus rating in 17 of past 20 games including playoffs. ... Rodgers is first QB in NFL history with 2,800-plus yards (2,869) and 28 TDs in first nine games of a season. ... Rodgers has 140-plus rating in three consecutive games, tying longest season streak with Roger Staubach (1971) and Kurt Warner (1999). ... Since start of 2007, including playoffs, WR Greg Jennings has 49 touchdowns receiving, third-most in NFL. ... WR Jordy Nelson had career-high two TDs last week. ... WR/RS Randall Cobb had an 80-yard punt return for touchdown last week and is first Green Bay player with kick return and punt return TDs. ... CB Tramon Williams aims for third game in row with interception. ... OLB Clay Matthews had two sacks in Monday night's win over the Vikings.



Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Raiders by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Oakland 5-3-1; Minnesota 4-4-1

SERIES RECORD - Raiders lead 9-4

LAST MEETING - Vikings beat Raiders 29-22, Nov. 18, 2007

LAST WEEK - Raiders beat Chargers 24-17; Vikings lost to Packers 45-7





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Raiders 1-1 in QB Carson Palmer's two starts. After being acquired in trade from Cincinnati, Palmer has steadily improved in three outings, culminating with 14-for-20 for 299 yards, two TDs and one interception last week in win over Chargers. ... With RB Darren McFadden hurting, Michael Bush stepped in to top 90 yards rushing each of last three games. Had 242 total yards last week. ... LB Kamerion Wimbley's four sacks vs. Chargers were most by Raider in single game since 1993. ... Vikings coach Leslie Frazier was defensive coordinator with Bengals in 2004 when Palmer, WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh and Raiders coach Hue Jackson all were there. .... Vikings DE Jared Allen leads NFL with 13 1/2 sacks after being credited with one against Packers on Monday night. He has a sack in franchise-record 11 straight games. ... In five wins, Raiders defense allowing average of 69.6 yards rushing per game. In four losses, averaging 209.3. ... Vikings RB Adrian Peterson fifth in NFL with 846 yards rushing and tied for first with 10 TDs. ... Vikings 30th-ranked pass defense will be depleted. CB Antoine Winfield (broken clavicle) placed on IR this week. Vikings signed CB Benny Sapp to fill in. ... Rookie QB Christian Ponder will make fourth start. He's 1-2, and has completed 53 percent of passes for 744 yards, three TDs, three interceptions.



Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE - Lions by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Carolina 5-3-1; Detroit 5-3-1

SERIES RECORD - Panthers lead 4-1

LAST MEETING - Panthers beat Lions 31-22, Nov. 16, 2008

LAST WEEK: Panthers lost to Titans 30-3; Lions lost to Bears 37-13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Carolina has beaten Detroit four straight times since losing first meeting in 1999. ... Jonathan Stewart and DeAngelo Williams both ran for 120-plus yards and scored in last matchup in `08, first Panthers pair to pull off feat in same game, and facing 27th-ranked team against run. ... Panthers (27 points) and Lions (24 points) coming off most lopsided losses of year. ... Carolina QB Cam Newton will face Detroit DT Nick Fairley, Auburn's top two players on its national championship team last season. ... Newton sacked season-high five times last week, leading to second-lowest QB rating and only game without a TD. ... Lions QB Matthew Stafford threw four interceptions last week, doubling his total this year. ... Newton has thrown for at least 290 yards in four games, all losses, to match Peyton Manning's rookie record set in 1998, and has run for seven TDs, matching Vince Young's 2006 total for most by rookie since 1970. ... Lions C Dominic Raiola will make 150th start. ... Panthers DE Charles Johnson has 15 sacks in his last 16 games. ... Lions DE Cliff Avril has four sacks, three forced fumbles and TD off fumble recovery in last three games.



Sunday, 1 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE - Cowboys by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Dallas 4-4-1; Washington 3-6

SERIES RECORD - Cowboys lead 61-40-2

LAST MEETING - Cowboys beat Redskins 18-16, Sept. 26

LAST WEEK - Cowboys beat Bills 44-7; Redskins lost 20-9 to Dolphins.





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Cowboys have won five of six vs. Redskins and are seeking to sweep season series for second time in three years. ... Six of last seven between teams decided by six points or fewer. ... Dallas' Tony Romo 17-2 (.889) in November, best mark by QB in Super Bowl era. He has 46 TDs, 12 interceptions and 113.1 rating all-time in Nov. ... Romo leads NFL in fumble recoveries with six, including four vs. Redskins in last meeting when he and C Phil Costa had trouble with shotgun snaps. ... Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray leads NFL rookies with 674 yards rushing. ... Dallas TE Jason Witten has 16 catches for 200 yards in last two games vs. Washington. ... K Dan Bailey had six FGs in first meeting, tying NFL rookie record. ... Cowboys lead NFL in second-down conversions (39.4 percent). ... Redskins have dropped five straight, longest losing streak in coach Mike Shanahan's 18 seasons as head coach. One more loss would be longest skid since Dan Snyder bought team in 1999, and longest since 1998 team started 0-7. ... Washington hasn't scored first-half touchdown or held a lead since Oct. 2. ... Rex Grossman makes second start since regaining QB job following benching of John Beck. Grossman's 305-yard performance in Week 1 vs. Giants remains Redskins' only 300-yard passing game of season. Grossman 3-3 as starter. His 11 interceptions tied for fourth most in NFL despite sitting out three games, and he has had 5.6 percent of his passes intercepted - by far worst percentage in NFL. ... Redskins rookie LB Ryan Kerrigan tied for first in NFL with four forced fumbles. ... Washington's defense has allowed an NFC-low 17.3 first downs per game. ... Redskins lead NFL in average kickoff return yardage allowed (19.2). ... Redskins Barry Cofield leads NFL DTs with six batted passes. ... Washington's Roy Helu leads NFL rookie RBs with 29 receptions. He is only rookie with 200-plus yards rushing (213) and 200-plus yards receiving (210). ... Redskins' minus-8 turnover differential is worst in NFC.



Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Browns by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Jacksonville 3-5-1; Cleveland 1-7-1

SERIES RECORD - Jaguars leads 9-4

LAST MEETING - Jaguars beat Browns 24-20, Nov. 21, 2010

LAST WEEK - Jaguars beat Colts 17-3; Browns lost to Rams 13-12





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Two of NFL's worst offenses match ineptitude. ... Jaguars inside opponents' 20 just 15 times and scored AFC-low 115 points. ... Jaguars playing second of three straight road games. ... RB Maurice Jones-Drew has 854 yards, second most in AFC. ... Jones-Drew needs three TDs to tie Fred Taylor for franchise record (70). ... Rookie QB Blaine Gabbert's 47.9 completion percentage and 63.6 passer rating are league's worst. ... Jaguars held Colts to 212 yards last week. ... DE Jeremy Mincey had career-high 2 1/2 sacks vs. Colts and Jaguars finished with five sacks, two INTs and fumble recovery. ... Jaguars have 18 sacks in past six games and held opponents under 300 yards six times in nine games. ... Jaguars 5-1 in Cleveland. ... Browns have gone more than 131 minutes - 25 drives - since scoring TD at home. ... Browns have yet to score TD in first or third quarters this season. ... Last week, Browns used 20 players who were rookies or in first or second years. ... WR/KR Josh Cribbs needs 115 total return yards to become seventh player in history to reach 10,000. ... Browns QB Colt McCoy had season-best 97.5 passer rating last week. ... Browns still without injured RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) and S T.J. Ward (foot). ... Browns defense allowing league-low 163.3 passing yards. ... Browns lost to Jaguars last year despite forcing 6 turnovers. ... Stat of week: Browns 0-9 on opening coin toss.



Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Ravens by 7

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Cincinnati 7-2; Baltimore 5-4

SERIES RECORD - Ravens lead 16-15

LAST MEETING - Ravens beat Bengals 13-7, Jan. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK - Bengals lost to Steelers 24-17; Ravens lost to Seahawks 22-17





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Winner earns share of first place in AFC North with idle Pittsburgh. ... Homecoming of sorts for Bengals coach Marvin Lewis, who was Baltimore's defensive coordinator from 1996-2001. He's 10-6 against the Ravens. ... Cincinnati has won six of nine and three of four vs. Ravens. ... Bengals RB Cedric Benson has averaged 92 yards rushing in last four games vs. Baltimore. ... Ravens LB Ray Lewis has five career interceptions against Cincinnati, most against any opponent. ... Cincinnati seeking four straight road win against Ravens team that has won six straight and 14 of 15 at home. ... Bengals CB Leon Hall will miss his first game with Bengals after tearing Achilles last week. He had played in 74 straight. ... Bengals QB Andy Dalton has 14 TD passes, most by a rookie through first nine games since 1970 merger. ... Ravens WR Anquan Boldin seven catches short of 700 for career. ... K Matt Stover will be inducted into Ravens Ring of Honor at halftime, joining former Ravens Earnest Byner, Michael McCrary, Peter Boulware and Jonathan Ogden. ... Game against Cincinnati is first of two in five days for Ravens, who host San Francisco on Thanksgiving night. ... Ravens QB Joe Flacco 23-5 at home with 32 TD passes compared to 16 INTs. ... Baltimore TE Ed Dickson has career-best 10 catches and two RDs last week in Seattle.


BUFFALO (5-4) At MIAMI (2-7)

Sunday, 1 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Dolphins by 2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Buffalo 5-3-1; Miami 4-5

SERIES RECORD - Dolphins lead 54-39-1

LAST MEETING - Bills won 17-14 at Miami on Dec. 19, 2010

LAST WEEK - Bills lost to Cowboys 44-7; Dolphins beat Redskins 20-9





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - History lesson: Miami set NFL record for consecutive victories in a series by winning all 20 games against Buffalo in the 1970s. ... Bills assistant head coach Dave Wannstedt makes return to Miami. He quit as Dolphins coach nine games into 2004 season. ... Bills rank second in NFL in interceptions with 15, while Dolphins next to last with four. ... Bills tied for second with 20 takeaways, while Dolphins tied for last with six. ... In past four games, Bills minus-7 in turnover differential. They were plus-11 before that. ... Buffalo's Fred Jackson, coming off sixth 100-yard rushing game this year, leads NFL with 917 yards rushing and 1,309 scrimmage yards. ... Bills need win for their best record after 10 games since 2000. ... Buffalo has scored a TD in 13 of 15 goal-to-go situations, best in NFL. ... Bills averaged 30.1 points in their first seven games. In past two they've scored 11 and 7. ... Ryan Fitzpatrick has been intercepted 12 times, third-most in the league. ... Bills averaging 5.6 yards per rush, second-best in NFL. ... They've been sacked only 10 times, fewest in league. ... Bills giving up 6.1 yards per play, third-highest. ... Miami hasn't allowed TD in past two games. ... Reggie Bush has rushed for 242 yards in past three games, his career-best for a three-game stretch. ... In first four games, Miami gave up 415 yards per game and 6.4 per play. In past five games, they've allowed 319.0 per game and 4.9 per play. ... Dolphins have two scores covering 20 yards or more, tied for second-fewest in league.



Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Fox

OPENING LINE - 49ers by 10

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 4-4-1; San Francisco 8-0-1

SERIES RECORD - 49ers lead 23-16

LAST MEETING - 49ers beat Cardinals 38-7, Jan. 2, 2011

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Eagles 21-17; 49ers beat Giants 27-20





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - 49ers have won last four meetings, including in last season's finale while coached by interim Jim Tomsula following firing of Mike Singletary after previous game. ... Cardinals have 13 total points in past two matchups - including 38-7 in teams' finale last season in battle for last place in NFC West. ... Cardinals have won back-to-back games, something they didn't do all last season. ... Four of Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald's five TDs this season have come in road games, including two at Philly last week. ... 49ers average starting field position at home is 34.1 yard-line, best in NFL by home teams. ... San Francisco WR Michael Crabtree has 11 catches for 162 yards and two TDs in three career games vs. Cardinals. ... 49ers K David Akers is having career year. He has 91 points - making 23 of 25 field goals, including 5 for 5 from beyond 50, and all 22 of his PATS. He is on pace to set franchise record for points scored in single season. Hall of Fame WR Jerry Rice had 138 points in 1987. ... San Francisco's top-ranked run defense hasn't allowed 100-yard rusher in 31 straight games, fourth-longest streak since 2000. Also, 49ers defense has forced NFL-leading 21 turnovers. ... 49ers missed two big stars in January meeting. Pro Bowl inside linebacker Patrick Willis didn't start for first time in career after undergoing a second surgery on broken right hand. Frank Gore sat out his fifth straight game to end season after fracturing right hip in Monday Night game at Arizona last Nov. 29. ... Gore had his franchise-record five straight games with 100 or more yards rushing end last week, when he injured his right knee and was held to zero yards on six carries - his first career game without a yard. Gore has 7,196 career yards rushing and needs 149 to pass late Hall of Famer Joe Perry (7,344) for most in franchise history. Gore has scored seven touchdowns in last nine games and 11 for career against Arizona. ... Cardinals backup John Skelton, second-year pro playing for injured Kevin Kol b (foot), 4-2 as starter.


SEATTLE (3-6) At ST. LOUIS (2-7)

Sunday, 4:05 p.m., Fox


RECORD VS. SPREAD - Seattle 5-3-1; St. Louis 2-7

SERIES RECORD - Seahawks lead 15-11

LAST WEEK - Seahawks beat Ravens 22-17; Rams beat Browns 13-12

LAST MEETING - Seahawks beat Rams 16-6, Jan. 2, 2011





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Seahawks have won 11 of last 12 in series, including 16-6 in season finale last year to win NFC West for fifth time in seven seasons. ... Rams third-year coach Steve Spagnuolo is 10-31. ... Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch has consecutive 100-yard games for first time in career. ... RB-KR-PR Leon Washington has seven career return TDs, second most in NFL history. ... Undrafted WR Doug Baldwin has 484 yards receiving, second among NFC rookies, and tied for second in NFC with 29 catches. ... DE Chris Clemons has five sacks in last eight games. ... K Steve Hauschka had career high five FGs last week. ... Rams RB Steven Jackson had 128 yards rushing last week, his third straight 100-yard game and 30th of career. It's fourth time in his career he's had three straight 100-yard outings. ... WR Brandon Lloyd has two TD catches in four games since trade from Broncos. ... DE Chris Long has five sacks in last three games. ... MLB James Laurinaitis has team-leading 68 tackles with two sacks and an interception.... QB Sam Bradford has four TD passes, four interceptions. ... Rams have scored NFL-low 113 points.


SAN DIEGO (4-5) At CHICAGO (6-3)

Sunday, 4:15 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Bears by 4

RECORD VS. SPREAD - San Diego 2-7-0; Chicago 5-4-0

SERIES RECORD - Series tied 5-5

LAST MEETING - Chargers beat Bears 14-3, Sept. 9, 2007

LAST WEEK - Chargers lost 24-17 to Raiders; Bears beat Lions 37-13





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Chargers have lost four straight while Bears have won four in row. ... All of San Diego's losses during slide are by seven points or less. ... Since Norv Turner took over in 2007, Chargers are 28-9 from Nov. 1 on. ... Chargers 4-1 against Jay Cutler but have not faced him since 2008 when he was with Denver. ... Chargers one of four teams to rank in top 10 in total offense and defense along with Dallas, Houston, Pittsburgh. ... Philip Rivers ranks fifth with 2,743 yards but leads league with 15 interceptions. Got sacked six times last week and now ranks third in category with 25. ... Eric Weddle tied for NFL lead with five interceptions. ... Vincent Brown caught first-career TD against Oakland and has nine catches for 176 yards in last two games. ... Vincent Jackson has eight catches for 163 yards and three scores in last two contests. Has 635 yards with six TDs on 35 catches. ... Bears' defense tied for second with 20 takeaways along with Buffalo and Houston - one less than San Francisco by one (21). ... Devin Hester extended his league record for kick-return TDs to 17 with his 82-yard punt return last week. That stretched his league mark for punt-return TDs to 12. He has also run back five kickoffs, tying him for eighth on NFL list and second among Bears behind Gale Sayers (six). Throw in missed field goal that he ran back 108 yards against Giants in 2006 and he has 18 touchdown returns in his career - second to Deion Sanders (19). ... With 2,033 yards, Cutler joined Jim Harbaugh and Billy Wade as only Bears to throw for 2,000 or more in three seasons. ... Matt Forte third in league with 869 yards rushing, second in yards from scrimmage with 1,308 - one less than Buffalo's Fred Jackson.



Sunday, 4:15 p.m., CBS

OPENING LINE - Falcons by 6 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Tennessee 4-4-1; Atlanta 4-5

SERIES RECORD - Titans lead 7-5

LAST MEETING - Titans beat Falcons 20-13, Oct. 7, 2007

LAST WEEK - Titans beat Panthers 30-3; Falcons lost to Saints 26-23 OT





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Titans have won five in row over Falcons; first two while still in Houston. ... Atlanta's last win in the series was 47-27 in 1990. ... Tennessee RB Chris Johnson has topped 100 yards in two games and on pace for worst season of career, but coming off season highs for carries (27) and yards (130) in rout of Carolina. ... Atlanta has lost more games than it did all of last season in winning NFC South. ... Tennessee one win away matching win total from last year's 6-10 mark. ... Falcons WR Roddy White has three personal fouls, more than any other offensive skills position player in league, and leads NFL with nine dropped passed, according to STATS LLC. ... Atlanta QB Matt Ryan threw 52 times and totaled 351 yards passing, both career highs, in loss to New Orleans. ... Taking over after Julio Jones aggravated hamstring, Falcons WR Harry Douglas had career-best eight catches for 133 yards against Saints. Douglas will start if Jones can't go. ... Titans 27-10 in interconference games since 2002 realignment. ... Tennessee in midst of three straight games against NFC South opponents. Next week, Titans home to Tampa Bay. ... Johnson one rushing touchdown from passing Steve McNair for third place on team's career list. Both have 36 TDs. ... Falcons tied for 27th in league with 15 sacks. DE John Abraham had two sacks in Falcons' season opener, but has one since. DE Ray Edwards has two sacks. ... Tennessee has two players with more than 100 consecutive starts. G Jake Scott set to make 114th start in row, while T Michael Roos set for 106th straight start. ... Falcons 22-6 at Georgia Dome since coach Mike Smith took over in 2008. Two of losses have come this season.



Sunday, 8:20 p.m., NBC

OPENING LINE - Giants by 3 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Philadelphia 3-6-0; New York 4-5

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 82-73-2

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Eagles 29-16, Sept. 25

LAST WEEKS - Eagles lost to Cardinals 21-17; Giants lost to 49ers 27-20





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - First game between teams at MetLife Stadium since Eagles scored 28 fourth-quarter points to rally from 21-point deficit and beat New York on DeSean Jackson's game-ending 65-punt return for TD. ... Big question for Eagles is whether QB Michael Vick is able to play with two broken ribs. He has won both starts in this stadium vs. Giants. ... LeSean McCoy is fourth NFL running back since 1960 to score a TD in each of his team's first nine games. He leads league with 12 TDs, 10 rushing, two receiving, and 69 first downs. ...WR-PR Jackson expected back in lineup after benching last week for missing team meeting. He has scored on a punt return in his last two games at Meadowlands. ...WR Jeremy Maclin had two TDs in last game here. ...CB Asante Samuel has NFL-best 38 interceptions since 2006, including one for TD last week. ... Eli Manning has thrown four TDs and had a 100-plus passer rating in last two games vs. Philadelphia. He's second in NFL with 116.5 fourth-quarter rating. ...WR Victor Cruz had three catches for 110 yards and two TDs vs. Eagles in September. ...DE Jason Pierre Paul has 14 sacks in his last 15 games. ...CB Corey Webster has four interceptions in last four games. He has never had more than four in a season.



Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

OPENING LINE - Patriots by 14 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Kansas City 5-4; New England 5-4

SERIES RECORD - Chiefs lead 16-12-3

LAST MEETING - Patriots beat Chiefs 17-10, Sept. 7, 2008

LAST WEEK - Chiefs lost to Broncos 17-10; Patriots beat Jets 37-16





STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - In last meeting between teams, Tom Brady suffered season-ending knee injury in 2008 opener and was replaced by Matt Cassel, now Chiefs quarterback. Cassel will miss Sunday's game, and possibly rest of season, with injured throwing hand. ... Chiefs assistants Maurice Carthon, Bill Muir, Romeo Crennel, Anthony Pleasant and Otis Smith all coached or played under Patriots coach Bill Belichick. ... Tyler Palko, who has thrown 13 NFL passes, gets first pro start with Cassel out. ... Chiefs have lost two straight after winning four in row but are one game out of AFC West lead. ... Thomas Jones rushed for 103 yards last time he faced Patriots, on Nov. 22, 2009 with Jets. ... Javier Arenas third in NFL with 14.1-yard punt return average. ... Chiefs had no turnovers in last two games and are one of four teams without turnover in at least four games. Others are New England, Cincinnati, Houston. ... Chiefs 2-0 against Patriots on Monday night football. ... Brady needs 295 yards passing to set NFL record for first 10 games of a season. Drew Brees of Saints set mark of 3,326 last Sunday. ... DE Andre Carter tied for first in AFC with nine sacks after getting club-record 4 1/2 against Jets. ... CB Kyle Arrington's five interceptions are tied for first in NFL. ... TE Rob Gronkowski has at least seven catches in each of last four games and gained career-high 113 yards receiving Sunday night. ... Patriots 9-1 in their last 10 Monday night games. ... Five-time Pro Bowl guard Brian Waters, signed by Patriots in September after being cut by Chiefs in July, played past 11 seasons for Kansas City.

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cnotes Posts:34892 Followers:38
11/20/2011 11:46 AM

Sunday, November 20

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Carolina - 1:00 PM ET Detroit -7 500
Detroit - Over 47.5 500

Tampa Bay - 1:00 PM ET Green Bay -13.5 500
Green Bay - Under 48.5 500

Dallas - 1:00 PM ET Washington +7 500
Washington - Under 41.5 500

Buffalo - 1:00 PM ET ( Miami -3 500 EARLY POD )
Miami - Under 43 500

Jacksonville - 1:00 PM ET Jacksonville +1 500
Cleveland - ( Under 34 500 TOTAL OF THE MORNING )

Oakland - 1:00 PM ET Oakland +1 500
Minnesota - Over 45.5 500

Cincinnati - 1:00 PM ET Cincinnati +7 500
Baltimore - Over 40.5 500

Seattle - 4:05 PM ET Seattle +3 500
St. Louis - Under 40 500

Arizona - 4:05 PM ET San Francisco -10 500
San Francisco - Under 40.5 500

Tennessee - 4:15 PM ET ( Tennessee +6.5 500 AFTERNOON DOG )
Atlanta - Over 44 500

San Diego - 4:15 PM ET Chicago -4 500
Chicago - Under 45 500

Philadelphia - 8:20 PM ET N.Y. Giants -5.5 500
N.Y. Giants - Over 45.5 500

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cnotes Posts:34892 Followers:38
11/21/2011 06:54 PM

Date WLT Pct Net Units Record
11/20/11 14-­8-­2 63.64% +­2600 Detail
11/17/11 1-­1-­0 50.00% -­50 Detail
11/14/11 2-­0-­0 100.00% +­1000 Detail
11/13/11 13-­15-­0 46.43% -­1750 Detail
11/10/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail
11/07/11 0-­2-­0 0.00% -­1100 Detail
11/06/11 16-­10-­0 61.54% +­2500 Detail
Totals 46-­38-­2 54.76% +2100

Monday, November 21

Game Score Status Pick Amount

Kansas City - 8:30 PM ET Kansas City +17 500

New England - Over 46.5 500

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