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#409521 - 11/07/18 12:38 AM NFL Week 10
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Carolina Panthers vs. Pittsburgh Steelers

After beginning their winning streak versus one Keystone State representative, the Carolina Panthers bid for their fourth straight victory against another on Thursday when they invade Heinz Field to face the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cam Newton led three fourth-quarter touchdown drives to upend defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia on Oct. 21 before tossing two more scoring strikes in wins over Baltimore and Tampa Bay.

"Listen, we may not necessarily be the best team in the league, but we're damn sure going to be the best team when we play. That's all that matters," Newton said. The 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player has thrown at least two touchdown passes in seven consecutive games, and he'd set a franchise record should he repeat the feat versus Pittsburgh. Steelers running back James Conner also can scribble his name among the franchise's elite should he rush for 100-plus yards in his fifth consecutive game -- joining Pro Football Hall of Famers Franco Harris and Jerome Bettis. The 23-year-old Conner has amassed a staggering 689 yards on 108 touches (88 carries, 20 receptions) over his last four games, including 163 yards (107 rushing, 56 receiving) in Pittsburgh's 23-16 win over arch-rival Baltimore on Sunday.

TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, FOX, NFL Network. LINE: Steelers -4. O/U: 51.5

ABOUT THE PANTHERS (6-2): The elusive Christian McCaffrey can give Conner a run for his money after totaling 157 scrimmage yards (79 rushing, 78 receiving) in Sunday's 42-28 win over Tampa Bay. "He is an athletic, dynamic football player who just makes plays for us," coach Ron Rivera said of the 22-year-old McCaffrey, who also found the end zone twice for the second week in a row after scoring one touchdown in his previous six games. Tight end Greg Olsen made a twisting one-handed catch versus the Buccaneers to reel in a scoring strike for the third straight outing. Star linebacker Luke Kuechly leads the team with 64 tackles in 2018 and had a club-best 14 in the last meeting with Pittsburgh, albeit in a 37-19 setback in September 2014.

ABOUT THE STEELERS (5-2-1): Ben Roethlisberger says he's not a fan of Thursday games, and he let his listeners know why on his weekly radio show this week. "I'm sure the fans like (Thursday night games); they like seeing football as often as they can," the 36-year-old Roethlisberger said. "Players? (Sighs) It's like, 'Oh here we go, short week, especially after a Baltimore game where you're physically beat up.'" Roethlisberger has thrown seven touchdowns without an interception in his last two Thursday contests while Antonio Brown has reeled in three scoring strikes in each of his last two such tilts. The 30-year-old Brown has flourished during games on other days as well, collecting eight touchdowns in his last six games overall as well as finding the end zone on two occasions to go along with 10 catches in his last encounter with Carolina.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Pittsburgh WR JuJu Smith-Schuster leads the team in receptions (53), receiving yards (672) and 20-plus-yard catches (nine).

2. Rivera said he is optimistic that C Ryan Kalil (ankle) will play versus the Steelers despite failing to practice on Tuesday.

3. Pittsburgh lost its first-ever encounter with Carolina before winning the last five in the series.

PREDICTION: Panthers 28, Steelers 24
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Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets

The New York Jets will try to bounce back from an ugly offensive effort without rookie quarterback Sam Darnold when they host the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. Darnold, who threw four interceptions in last week's 13-6 loss at Miami, is not expected to play due to a foot strain, leaving the duties to veteran backup Josh McCown.

The 39-year-old McCown threw for nearly 3,000 yards in 13 games with the Jets last season and will be tasked with trying to snap New York's three-game losing streak despite not taking a single snap yet in 2018. "Part of being in professional football is the expectation is to go out and play at a high level," McCown told reporters. "(Being rusty) can't be allowed to be an excuse and it won't be. I'll go out and expect to play to my standard and to the standard of this football team and win a football game." Quarterback issues are a regular theme for the Bills, who are hoping that either rookie Josh Allen (elbow) or veteran Derek Anderson (concussion) will return to action soon. Nathan Peterman threw three picks to give him 12 in 130 career attempts in last week's 41-9 loss at home to Chicago.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Jets -7. O/U: 36.5

ABOUT THE BILLS (2-7): Peterman completed 31-of-49 passes and he ran for 47 yards and a touchdown in the loss to the Bears, but he had just over three yards per completion for the league's worst offense. Allen, who has missed the last three games, has been limited at practice this week but is itching to pick up where he left off. "I felt the last two games I played in I was playing good football, putting the ball where it needed to be and making the right decisions," he told reporters. "Keeping the ball out of harm's way and we saw ourselves win against the Titans (on Oct. 7) and we were in the game late against Houston (on Oct. 14). Things were just starting to slow down for me, so I'm anxious to get back out there and see if that can continue."

ABOUT THE JETS (3-6): After a bye next week, New York's final six games include two matchups with the New England Patriots as well as meetings with Houston and Green Bay, making a home matchup with the hapless Bills a virtual must-win. "I think it's huge," coach Todd Bowles told the media. "It's our next game. It's a division rivalry. We let a couple of them go, especially this tough one we just lost. ... Winning takes care of a lot of problems and a lot of issues. It's important for us to win the next ballgame." It would help McCown if the Jets can rediscover a running game that is averaging just 77 yards a game since the 323-yard explosion against Denver in Week 5.

EXTRA POINTS

1. McCown completed 40-of-59 passes for 327 yards and ran for two TDs in two matchups with the Bills last season.

2. Bills RB LeSean McCoy has 24 yards on 24 carries over his last three games.

3. The Jets have won three of the last four meetings and two straight at home.

PREDICTION: Jets 21, Bills 13
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Atlanta Falcons vs. Cleveland Browns

The Atlanta Falcons have revived their playoff hopes with a three-game winning streak, and they'll look to keep rolling when they visit the Cleveland Browns on Sunday. While the Falcons have been streaking back to .500, the Browns have lost four straight.


The Falcons still are three games behind New Orleans in the NFC South, but they're in the crowded wild-card mix. Falcons coach Dan Quinn told reporters thinking about Cleveland's defense, which has forced a league-high 23 turnovers, is "enough to keep me up late at night." The takeaways haven't been enough to buoy the Browns lately, as they're coming off a 37-21 loss to Kansas City last week in Gregg Williams' debut as interim head coach. Cleveland's offense has not registered 400 total yards during the skid.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Falcons -6. O/U: 50.5


ABOUT THE FALCONS (4-4): Atlanta's passing game has been in high gear during the winning streak, as Matt Ryan has passed for at least 350 yards in a franchise-record three consecutive contests. Julio Jones ranks second in the league in receiving yards (933) but caught his first touchdown pass of the season last week, as rookie Calvin Ridley (seven touchdowns) has become Ryan's favorite red-zone target. Atlanta's secondary has been suspect, but the run defense is rounding into form as it has held the last two opponents under 80 yards.

ABOUT THE BROWNS (2-6-1): Cleveland's crop of talented rookies is filling key roles, especially on offense with quarterback Baker Mayfield and running back Nick Chubb. Duke Johnson has been a big part of the Browns' passing game - he made nine catches for 78 yards and two touchdowns last week - and could be in line for another big game, as the Chiefs allow running backs to record a league-high 8.5 receptions per contest. The takeaways have bailed out a unit that ranks 30th in total defense, although second-year end Myles Garrett has recorded nine sacks - tying him for third in the NFL.



EXTRA POINTS

1. Jones needs 13 receiving yards to become the fastest to 10,000 in NFL history. Jones will be playing in his 103rd game, while Calvin Johnson (115) holds the current mark.

2. The Browns claimed DBs Phillip Gaines (Buffalo) and Jermaine Whitehead (Green Bay) off waivers on Wednesday and placed two starters - LB Christian Kirksey (hamstring) and DB E.J. Gaines (concussion) - on injured reserve.

3. The Falcons signed former Oakland and Seattle DE Bruce Irvin on Wednesday, bolstering a defense that has been decimated by injuries.


PREDICTION: Falcons 31, Browns 24
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New Orleans Saints vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Drew Brees has achieved a pair of major milestones this season and another is within his reach when the New Orleans Saints visit the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday afternoon. Winners of seven in a row, the red-hot Saints have to be mindful of a letdown after handing the Los Angeles Rams their first loss last weekend to move into a tie for the NFC's top record.

New Orleans also could unveil its latest acquisition with the potential debut of wide receiver Dez Bryant, who was signed by the club on Tuesday. "We're welcoming all dogs, all beasts to the Saints," running back Mark Ingram said after Bryant practiced for the first time with the club on Thursday, although coach Sean Payton was non-committal over whether the former Dallas Cowboys star would play. While New Orleans was beefing up its passing game, the Bengals are trying to figure out how to deal with the absence of No. 1 wideout A.J. Green, who is expected to miss at least two games due to a toe injury sustained in a win over Tampa Bay before last weekend's bye. "You're losing the best player on our team," Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton said. "We'll have to see the plan and what teams are going to do now with him not out there, and we'll have to adjust."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Saints -5.5. O/U: 54

ABOUT THE SAINTS (7-1): Brees threw for 346 yards and four touchdows in last week's 45-35 win over the Rams to give him 18 scoring passes (versus one interception) for the season and leave him two shy of tying Brett Favre (508) for second place on the all-time list. The addition of Bryant will provide a complement to Michael Thomas, who erupted for 12 catches for 211 yards and a TD last week, pushing his season totals to 70 receptions and 880 yards. Running back Alvin Kamara rushed for a pair of touchdowns and added one through the air against the Rams to give him 12 scores on the season. The Saints are No. 1 against the rush (76.4 yards per game) but are vulnerable versus the pass (311.4).

ABOUT THE BENGALS (5-3): Despite a second-half collapse, Cincinnati averted a third consecutive defeat entering its bye on a last-second field goal in a 37-34 victory over the Buccaneers. Running back Joe Mixon rushed two touchdowns and 114 of his season-high 123 yards in the first half and Dalton threw for 280 yards and a pair of scores. While Green had five catches for 76 yards and a touchdown, Dalton hooked up with Tyler Boyd nine times for a season-high 138 yards and a score, marking the third 100-yard game of the year for Boyd. Dalton will have to find another target to compensate for a defense that is yielding a NFL-worst 447.8 yards giving up an average of 29.6 points.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Kamara needs 82 yards rushing and 47 receiving to join Herschel Walker as the only players with 1,300 yards in each category in their first 25 games.

2. Boyd has at least 100 yards receiving in his last three against NFC opponents.

3. Brees leads the NFL in completion percentage (76.3) and passer rating (120.6).

PREDICTION: Saints 30, Bengals 22
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Washington Redskins vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Ryan Fitzpatrick will get another start at quarterback when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers host the Washington Redskins on Sunday. The Buccaneers, who sit in last place in the NFC South, are allowing an NFL-high 34.4 points but are going up against a Redskins team that is struggling to score of late.

Tampa Bay pulled starter Jameis Winston during a 37-34 loss at Cincinnati in Week 8, stuck with Fitzpatrick through a 42-28 loss at Carolina last week and will turn to the veteran again in the hope that his dynamic playmaking will help the offense keep up with the defense. "With Fitz, he's always going to be a competitor," tight end O.J. Howard told reporters. "He's a ball player, a smart guy, he can move the ball with his legs also. He does a lot of things on the field that give us a chance to win the game. We love playing with him." Washington failed to score more than 20 points in any of its last four games and is coming off a 38-14 home loss to the Atlanta Falcons. The Redskins remain atop the struggling NFC East but still have road games left at Dallas, Philadelphia, Jacksonville and Tennessee.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Buccaneers -3. O/U: 51

ABOUT THE REDSKINS (5-3): Washington's offensive issues got worse last week, when guards Brandon Scherff (torn pectoral) and Shawn Lauvao (knee) suffered season-ending injuries, joining left tackle Trent Williams (thumb) on the sidelines. "You've just got to stay positive and keep pressing," running back Adrian Peterson told reporters. "It's not the end of the world, and it's not the end of the season for us. We all have to perform better. That's the mindset that I have. ... There's something different when you lose three starters to where your mindset shifts to, 'I just gotta do more than what I was doing before.'" Peterson is battling a shoulder injury and fellow running back Chris Thompson (ribs) is not expected to play on Sunday.

ABOUT THE BUCCANEERS (3-5): Tampa Bay wide receiver DeSean Jackson was targeted four times and made two catches in last week's loss and continues to be upset by his role in the offense. "I can't say I'm as happy," Jackson told reporters. "I'm not winning. I'm not being as productive. For me to sit here and say I'm happy with that, I'd be lying to you. It's a competitive sport, a competitive nature, we're all professionals. Everyone gets paid to do a job and do it at (our) best. I don't feel we've been doing that the past couple of games, at our best, with what we're capable of doing with the talent in this locker room." Jackson totaled 275 yards and three touchdowns in the first two games of the season - both wins, and both started by Fitzpatrick.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Redskins RT Morgan Moses (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday and is questionable.

2. Buccaneers WR Mike Evans (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday but is expected to play.

3. Washington earned a 31-30 victory at home in the last meeting on Oct. 25, 2015, when TE Jordan Reed caught a 6-yard TD pass with 24 seconds left.

PREDICTION: Redskins 24, Buccaneers 21
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New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans

The Tennessee Titans saw their 2017 season come to an end with a 21-point playoff loss at New England and came away with an important lesson: If you can't beat 'em, get 'em to join you. The Patriots will see a number of familiar faces on the opposing sideline as they seek their sixth consecutive victory against the host Titans on Sunday in Nashville, Tenn.

Tennessee imported a pair of free agents from New England in running back Dion Lewis and cornerback Malcolm Butler as well as bringing in Dean Pees to serve as defensive coordinator under first-year coach Mike Vrabel, a longtime linebacker with the Patriots. "We have to get ready for everybody," New England coach Bill Belichick said. "They all know us, that's the way it is every week in this league. There are always players that we had or they had. It's the National Football League." The bye week did wonders for the Titans, who ended a three-game slide with an impressive 28-14 win at Dallas on Monday night, but they know what they are up against in the five-time Super Bowl champs. "We can't be mentally defeated walking out there," said cornerback Logan Ryan, in his second year with Tennessee after four season with the Patriots. "You gotta go out there and believe in yourself. Do your job to help the team. We gotta bring it, man."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Patriots -6.5. O/U: 46.5

ABOUT THE PATRIOTS (7-2): Tom Brady has only one touchdown pass in the past two games but it was a biggie -- a 55-yard scoring strike to Josh Gordon in the fourth quarter to put the finishing touches on a 31-17 win over Green Bay last weekend. Brady was without a pair of key starters in tight end Rob Gronkowski and running back Sony Michel, who practiced on a limited basis Thursday but remain question marks for Sunday. Running back James White has been invaluable with a team-high 61 receptions and six TDs to go along with four scores on the ground. The Patriots are 30th in the league in sacks (13.0) and are 26th in passing defense (274.2 yards) but held Aaron Rodgers to a 55.8 completion percentage.

ABOUT THE TITANS (4-4): Marcus Mariota finally ditched the glove on his throwing hand that he was wearing due to numbness in his fingers and compiled a season-high 119.9 passer rating, tossing two touchdown passes and running for another against Dallas. Lewis, who led the Patriots in rushing in 2017, had 122 yards from scrimmage against the Cowboys after amassing a season-high 155 yards from scrimmage in the previous game against the Los Angeles Chargers. Corey Davis, a first-round pick in 2017, has a team-high 36 catches but fellow wideouts Tajae Sharpe and Taywan Taylor are each dealing with injuries. Tennessee's defense is permitting a league-low 17.6 points per game and allows 226.3 yards passing.

EXTRA POINTS

1. New England has won seven in a row (playoffs included) against the Titans, last losing in December 2002.

2. Titans S Kevin Byard has 10 interceptions since the start of 2017, tied for the most in the NFL.

3. Brady has 10 TDs and zero interceptions in the past three versus Tennessee.

PREDICTION: Patriots 27, Titans 20
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Miami Dolphins vs. Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers find themselves under .500 despite having two-time NFL Most Valuable Player Aaron Rodgers at the controls while the Miami Dolphins are over .500 with Brock Osweiler scheduled to make his fifth start in place of Ryan Tannehill. The Packers aim to rebound from losses to a pair of the NFL's upper-echelon teams on Sunday when they host the Dolphins at Lambeau Field, where they own a 3-0-1 mark this season.

Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy wasn't interested in any running the table talk that came to fruition for his team in 2016, [censored] focusing on moving past recent setbacks to the Los Angeles Rams and New England and turning his attention to Sunday's game. "We're focused on winning No. 4. That's all we're talking about right now," McCarthy said. "We improved as a football team the last two weeks, but you have to play your best football coming down the stretch, and that's clearly been evident the last two weeks." Miami improved to 2-2 with Osweiler under center, although the 27-year-old was held out of the end zone for the second straight week and threw for just 139 yards in Sunday's 13-6 win over the New York Jets. The ageless Frank Gore has assumed a larger portion of the pie in the backfield, with Kenyan Drake receiving six or fewer carries in five of nine games this season.

TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Packers -10. O/U: 47.5

ABOUT THE DOLPHINS (5-4): Miami opportunistic defense recorded four of its NFL-best 15 interceptions last week against the Jets, although the club faces a quarterback on Sunday that has been picked off just once this season. Rookie linebacker Jerome Baker intercepted rookie Sam Darnold and scampered 25 yards for the lone touchdown last week for the Dolphins, who also collected four sacks and limited the Jets to 2-for-15 on third and fourth down. Reshad Jones caused a stir by pulling himself from that game, although coach Adam Gase said that the Pro Bowl safety will be in the lineup Sunday. "All of that stuff, that's between all of those guys, and they're going to keep that in house," Gase said. "I don't think you're going to get anybody talking about that. We handled what we needed to handle, and we're moving on."

ABOUT THE PACKERS (3-4-1): Rodgers has found a trusted target in Davante Adams, who leads the team in receptions (58), targets (87), receiving yards (730) and touchdowns (seven) - all by considerable margins. The 25-year-old Adams has even picked up the pace in his last four games, recording 30 catches for 445 yards with four scores. While there tends to be little issue with the Rodgers-led passing game, the Packers would be wise to lean on Aaron Jones (NFL-best 6.03 yards per carry) against Miami's 28th-ranked rushing defense (136.1 yards per game). Green Bay seemingly moved on from the running back-by-committee approach by sending Ty Montgomery to Baltimore, and the 23-year-old Jones paced the team with 76 rushing yards in Sunday's 31-17 setback to the Patriots.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Miami WR Danny Amendola has 24 of his team-leading 40 receptions over the last four weeks.

2. Green Bay's Marquez Valdes-Scantling is in line for more snaps after the team placed fellow WR Geronimo Allison (groin) on injured reserve this week.

3. Dolphins P Matt Haack was named the AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after placing seven of his league-best 26 punts inside the 20-yard line against the Jets.

PREDICTION: Packers 34, Dolphins 14
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Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Indianapolis Colts

The Jacksonville Jaguars are free-falling out of contention in the AFC South with losses in four straight games and are hoping to come out of the bye week with better execution on offense. The Indianapolis Colts, who host the Jaguars on Sunday, are hoping their bye week didn't sap the team's momentum after it won two straight games to pull out of its own four-game slide.

Jacksonville was an easy pick to win the AFC South after going to the AFC Championship game last winter but [censored] stumbled behind an offense that sits tied for 29th in scoring at an average of 16.8 points. "Trust is earned. It's not given, so at the end of the day, I'm going to do everything I can to get the players to trust what I'm doing is right," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone told reporters in reference to an offensive that dipped from first in rushing last season to 24th in 2018. "At the end of the day, they understand that when they do things well, there's a trust, and you can call the play again." Indianapolis scored at least 34 points in four of its last five games and got the defense to hold up its end long enough to knock off Buffalo and Oakland in the last two contests. "There's been a progression," Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters. "You like to establish your identity in Week 1 and you get that going right from the start. On offense it's taken us a few weeks to get that going, but right now we like where we're at. The guys up front are playing great."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Colts -3. O/U: 46.5

ABOUT THE JAGUARS (3-5): The offensive line is taking the blame for the poor rushing, and Marrone went as far as to call passing plays on six different [censored] of the team needing two or fewer yards in the fourth quarter of a 24-18 loss to Philadelphia on Oct. 28, but the absence of top rusher Leonard Fournette loomed large over the offense. Fournette, who has made a total of 20 rushing attempts this season while dealing with a hamstring injury, practiced in full on Wednesday and is expected to return this weekend. Fournette should take some pressure off quarterback Blake Bortles, who owns eight interceptions and five fumbles.

ABOUT THE COLTS (3-5): Quarterback play is what dragged Indianapolis out of its rut, as Andrew Luck threw for seven touchdowns and no interceptions in the last two games after being picked off five times in the previous two contests. Luck's success is directly tied to the success of the running game, and Marlon Mack totaled 258 yards and three TDs in the last two contests. "This season, when we've managed that balance we've done some good things as an offense and we'll continue to work at that," Luck told reporters. "I think we're believing in it now. I think we've proven it to ourselves that we can do it and that this is a winning formula. This is how you play complementary football."

EXTRA POINTS

1. Colts TE Eric Ebron leads the team in receiving yards (394) and touchdowns (seven).

2. Jaguars CB D.J. Hayden (toe) participated fully in practice this week and is expected to play.

3. Jacksonville took both meetings last season, including a 27-0 win at Indianapolis.

PREDICTION: Jaguars 24, Colts 17
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Detroit Lions vs. Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears are sitting atop the NFC North halfway through the season and are showing no signs of slowing down. The Bears will try to push their winning streak to three straight and earn another key division victory when they host the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Chicago owns one of the best defenses in the NFL, allowing an average of 19.1 points, and that unit intends to take it up a notch during an upcoming stretch of schedule featuring division opponents. "We know that going into these division games, it's going to take a whole other level," linebacker Leonard Floyd told reporters. "They know us, we know them. We play them twice. It's going to take a whole new level of intensity." The Lions are in last place in the NFC North but sit only two games back of the Bears in a tightly-packed division despite scoring a total of 23 points while dropping the last two games. "We're just trying to look at it on a small scale and see what we can improve on this week and get better at," Detroit coach Matt Patricia told reporters, "and that's kind of where we have to go when we have weeks where we feel we didn't necessarily perform on the one day of the week that we have to perform well, perform good enough, then we've got to get that fixed."

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Bears -6.5. O/U: 44.

ABOUT THE LIONS (3-5): Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford was sacked 10 times in a 24-9 loss at Minnesota last week, leading to plenty of criticism for the offensive line. "You have a day like that, it's a little bit on everybody, obviously," Stafford told reporters. "I've got to get the ball out faster. Got to find checkdowns a little bit faster, get the ball out. You know, you get in a game situation like that, when you're down as many scores as we were late in that game, you're going to put your O-Line in a tough spot." Stafford was sacked 13 times in the first seven games and could use some help from a rushing attack that totaled 100 yards in the last two contests.

ABOUT THE BEARS (5-3): Chicago's defense will attack that suspect Detroit offensive line with a front seven that routinely harasses opposing quarterbacks into turnovers. The Bears are second in the NFL with 14 interceptions and lead the league by returning three of those for touchdowns. "It's not like our defense comes out here and just gets lucky," Bears coach Matt Nagy told reporters after watching his defense force four turnovers in a 41-9 win at Buffalo last week. "They practice taking the ball away. We preach it. It was great for so many guys on defense to force turnovers today."

EXTRA POINTS

1. Bears LB Khalil Mack (ankle) sat out the last two games and is questionable for Sunday.

2. Lions G T.J. Lang (neck) sat out practice this week and is questionable.

3. Detroit took the last three and nine of the last 10 meetings in the series.

PREDICTION: Bears 28, Lions 17
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Arizona Cardinals vs. Kansas City Chiefs

Although one has enjoyed far more success thus far, a pair of promising young quarterbacks go head-to-head when the Kansas City Chiefs host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Second-year signal-caller Patrick Mahomes guides the league's highest-scoring offense for Kansas City, while rookie Josh Rosen is trying to navigate the learning curve for the struggling Cardinals.


Kansas City's only setback was a 43-40 loss at New England in Week 6, and the team has won three straight since to preserve its lead in the AFC West. Mahomes threw three more touchdown passes in last week's 37-21 win over Cleveland, bringing his total to 29 - one shy of Len Dawson's franchise record set in 1964. The Cardinals had a bye week following an 18-15 win over San Francisco in Week 8 in which Rosen set career highs for completions (23), passing yards (252) and touchdown passes (two). Even in the win, the Cardinals' offense sputtered to 321 total yards, a mediocre total but the first time they cracked 300 this season.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Chiefs -16.5. O/U: 49.5


ABOUT THE CARDINALS (2-6): The offense has been virtually non-existent, but Arizona has some dangerous players - including running back David Johnson. Veteran receiver Larry Fitzgerald also has begun to develop a better rapport with Rosen and had season highs for catches (eight) and receiving yards (102) to go along with a touchdown against the 49ers. Arizona's secondary has been stout, allowing 300 or more yards through the air only twice, but it will be tested Sunday.

ABOUT THE CHIEFS (8-1): Kansas City's offense continues to steal the spotlight, with good reason, but the defense has played well during the three-game winning streak. It typically doesn't take much defense to prevail with Mahomes and company putting up at least 30 points in eight of nine games and at least 27 in all nine. While the passing game has been the most prolific element of the offense, running back Kareem Hunt might be in line for a big day rushing against Arizona's 31st-ranked run defense.


EXTRA POINTS

1. Mahomes has topped 300 passing yards in eight straight games, tying Andrew Luck (2014) for the longest streak in a single season.

2. Kansas City DE Chris Jones has recorded a sack in five consecutive contests, the longest active streak in the NFL and third-longest in franchise history.

3. Fitzgerald needs 33 receiving yards to surpass Terrell Owens for the second-most in NFL history.


PREDICTION: Chiefs 34, Cardinals 20
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Los Angeles Chargers vs. Oakland Raiders

Age has not slowed down Philip Rivers one bit, and the veteran quarterback hopes to make sure the Los Angeles Chargers remain at full speed when they visit the woeful Oakland Raiders on Sunday. The 36-year-old Rivers, who will make his 201st consecutive start, is third in the NFL with a 116.5 passer rating and tied for fourth with 19 touchdown passes while throwing only three interceptions.

Rivers, who is in his 15th year, has not missed a start since making the first of his career in the 2006 season opener as he looks to lead Los Angeles to its sixth straight victory. The Chargers, who haven't lost since dropping a 35-23 decision at the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3 and currently occupy the top wild-card spot in the AFC, are 3-1 on the road after posting a 25-17 victory at Seattle last Sunday. Oakland has suffered four straight defeats, a slide that began with a 26-10 setback against the Chargers in Los Angeles in Week 5. The Raiders have allowed 76 points in their last two games, including a 34-3 loss at San Francisco last Sunday, and at least 20 in every contest during coach Jon Gruden's first season on the sideline since 2008 with Tampa Bay.

TV: 4:05 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Chargers -10. O/U: 50

ABOUT THE CHARGERS (6-2): Rivers joined Brett Favre (297), Eli Manning (210) and Peyton Manning (208) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history to start at least 200 consecutive games. He has recorded two touchdown tosses and a passer rating of 95 or higher in each of the Chargers' first eight contests and will join Aaron Rodgers (13 in 2011) and Tom Brady (10 in 2007) as the only signal-callers to do so in their teams' initial nine games with another such performance on Sunday. Desmond King made three tackles and returned an interception 42 yards for a score against the Seahawks en route to being named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, becoming the first Chargers cornerback to earn the honor since Antonio Cromartie in Week 3 of the 2008 season.

ABOUT THE RAIDERS (1-7): Oakland, which hasn't notched a sack since Week 6, attempted to improve its pass rush this week by signing ends Jacquies Smith and Kony Ealy. The 28-year-old Smith, who appeared in three games with Arizona earlier this season, has recorded 13.5 sacks in 34 career contests while the 26-year-old Ealy, who tied a record by registering three - and an interception - for Carolina in Super Bowl 50, has picked up 15 in 62 NFL games. Tight end Jared Cook had made three touchdown catches in his last three contests at home while wide receiver Jordy Nelson has a TD reception in each of his last two meetings with the Chargers.

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Chargers made a change at kicker this week, signing Michael Badgley and releasing Caleb Sturgis, who last week missed a field-goal attempt and two extra points to become the first player since Oakland's Jim Breech in 1979 to fail a PAT try in three straight games.

2. Oakland LB Tahir Whitehead made a career-high four tackles for loss last week, giving him six in his last two games and seven overall this season.

3. Rivers has registered 1,559 passing yards with 12 TDs and three interceptions in his last five games against the Raiders.

PREDICTION: Chargers 37, Raiders 13
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Seattle Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams

The Los Angeles Rams attempt to complete a sweep of the two-game season series when they host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. The Rams scored the game's final nine points to record a 33-31 win in Seattle in the first meeting on Oct. 7.

Los Angeles is trying to rebound from its first loss of the season as its eight-game winning streak was halted by New Orleans in a 45-35 shootout last Sunday. "Getting through that loss and then moving on happened pretty quickly," Rams quarterback Jared Goff told reporters. "So I don't think we're still dwelling on that by any means. It's a big division game for us." The game also is highly important for the Seahawks, who don't have much chance of catching the Rams in the NFC West but certainly are in the middle of the wild-card hunt. "We had a chance to win the game," quarterback Russell Wilson told reporters regarding the first meeting with Los Angeles. "For us, we had a few mishaps at the end of the game that got us out of field-goal range. I think that's what it comes down to - execution."

TV: 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS. LINE: Rams -10. O/U: 50

ABOUT THE SEAHAWKS (4-4): Wilson has avoided the costly mistakes with only five interceptions and has thrown 11 of his 18 touchdown passes over the last four games. Seattle accumulated 190 yards on the ground in the earlier loss to the Rams, but leading rusher Chris Carson (497 yards) appears unlikely to play due to a hip injury after carving up Los Angeles' defense for a career-best 116. Defensive end Frank Clark has recorded a team-high 7.5 sacks as one of the top players on a unit that is tied for seventh in scoring defense (19.5 points) and fifth in total defense (333.3 yards).

ABOUT THE RAMS (8-1): Goff has thrown 20 touchdown passes and ranks second in passing yardage (2,816) while star running back Todd Gurley is the league leader in yardage (868) and rushing scores (12). Los Angeles' defense was battered for 487 yards (346 passing, 141 rushing) by the Saints, and that performance didn't sit right with star defensive tackle Aaron Donald (second in the NFL with 10 sacks). "We tried to do too much at times," Donald told reporters. "That's a part of the game, but we corrected those things, we fixed those things and it's not going to happen again."

EXTRA POINTS

1. The Rams have averaged 37.5 points while winning each of the last two meetings.

2. Los Angeles WR Brandin Cooks had eight receptions for 114 yards against New Orleans for his third 100-yard performance of the season.

3. Seattle RG D.J. Fluker (calf) is unlikely to play after being hurt in last Sunday's game against the Chargers.

PREDICTION: Rams 38, Seahawks 31
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Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles

The Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys have played down to expectations in 2018, with the former recording more losses this season (four) than last (three) while the latter routinely has failed to get its offense in gear. But with the NFC East being mediocre at best, the division rivals bid to improve their standing at the other's expense on Sunday night in Philadelphia.

Carson Wentz has held up his end of the bargain with 1,533 passing yards and 12 touchdowns against just one interception in his last five games for the well-rested Eagles, who return from their bye week just one game behind NFC East-leading Washington. Wentz will have a new weapon in his arsenal in the form of Golden Tate, who was acquired from Detroit for a third-round pick at the NFL trade deadline. Dallas welcomed a new addition in the form of Amari Cooper for a first-round selection from the Oakland Raiders, and the wideout paid immediate dividends with five catches for 58 yards and a touchdown in a deflating 28-14 setback versus Tennessee on Monday. That contest was at home for the Cowboys, who have seen the road unkind to the tune of four losses in as many games outside of AT&T Stadium.

TV: 8:20 p.m. ET, NBC. LINE: Eagles -7. O/U: 43

ABOUT THE COWBOYS (3-5): While Philadelphia relies on a bevy of backs, Ezekiel Elliott is the unquestioned star in Dallas' backfield and the 2016 NFL rushing leader provided bulletin-board material by understating the importance of Sunday's game. "One hundred percent, yeah. It's a must-win. Being a division game, that makes it that much more important," said the 23-year-old, who will be facing the league's second-ranked rushing defense. Dak Prescott received a vote of confidence for his future from owner Jerry Jones this week, but the quarterback will need to make plays with his arm should the Eagles elect to stack the box against Elliott. Prescott has seven touchdowns (five passing, two rushing) in his last three games overall, although he totaled just 324 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions in a pair of games versus Philadelphia last season.

ABOUT THE EAGLES (4-4): Golden Tate is no stranger to both the Cowboys and the intense rivalry between the teams, as the 30-year-old decimated Dallas with eight receptions for 132 yards and two scores in the Lions' 26-24 setback on Sept. 30. "I've heard about (the rivalry) on social media," Tate said. "Our fans have expressed their passionate dislike for the Cowboys. It's going to be a great game. I'm happy that my first game gets to be at home against such an intense opponent." Fellow wideout Alshon Jeffery has recorded 14 touchdowns in his last 17 games, although he was held in check by outspoken cornerback Jalen Ramsey during Philadelphia's 24-18 win over Jacksonville in London on Oct. 18. Zach Ertz found the end zone versus the Jaguars and has an NFL-best 61 receptions among tight ends.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Dallas rookie Leighton Vander Esch (63 tackles) will need to step up in the absence of fellow LB Sean Lee, who reportedly could be sidelined four to six weeks with a strained hamstring.

2. Philadelphia RT Lane Johnson is expected to play on Sunday despite sustaining a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Week 8.

3. Cowboys WR Cole Beasley (team-leading 36 catches) had just two receptions for seven yards in a 37-9 loss to the Eagles last season.

PREDICTION: Eagles 23, Cowboys 19
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New York Giants vs. San Francisco 49ers


The San Francisco 49ers never expected to have a quarterback controversy this season. The New York Giants were hoping they wouldn't, either. Yet, both teams have unsettled situations at the most important position in the game as Nick Mullens prepares to make his second career start when the 49ers host Eli Manning and the skidding Giants on Monday night.

New York has dropped five in a row and is tied for the worst record in football, but first-year coach Pat Shurmur is sticking with two-time Super Bowl champion Manning. "We got to get some wins," Manning told reporters. "We got to get going, and everybody wants it. The team needs it, for the morale and for just the hard work and everything we put in." Mullens was forced into the lineup due to injury but played brilliantly in his NFL debut to help San Francisco end a six-game slide in a 34-3 rout of Oakland on Nov. 1 (as a +1 point home underdog at intertops). "I think everyone saw the way he played. I don't think it was too tough a decision," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters. "Our team played really well, and he played well. It was gonna be hard not to give him that opportunity."

TV: 8:15 p.m. ET, ESPN. LINE: 49ers -3.5 O/U: 44.5

ABOUT THE GIANTS (1-7): Despite the presence of an elite wide receiver in Odell Beckham Jr. and a star running back in rookie Saquon Barkley, Manning has failed to help New York generate more than 18 points in five of his eight games and has tossed only eight touchdown passes. Beckham, who leads the team with 61 catches, went into last week's bye with back-to-back performances of at least eight catches and 136 yards, giving him five 100-yard efforts on the season. Barkley has nine receptions in each of his last three games and 58 on the season, but he has been limited to 38 and 43 yards rushing in the past two contests. A sign of the offensive woes: The Giants have allowed 20 points four times and lost each game.

ABOUT THE 49ERS (2-7): Injuries to Jimmy Garoppolo (torn ACL) and backup C.J. Beathard (concussion) opened the door for Mullens, and the undrafted free agent out of Southern Mississippi responded by throwing for 262 yards and three touchdowns while posting a 151.9 passer rating. The victory over Oakland came at a cost as running back Raheem Mostert fractured his forearm after rushing for 86 yards on seven carries, including a 52-yard touchdown. Tight end George Kittle continues to be San Francisco's best offensive threat with at least four receptions in all but one game, while the wide receivers have been spotty at best. The 49ers rank 12th in the league against the run, allowing 102.8 yards per game.

EXTRA POINTS

1. Manning has thrown for 1,022 yards and five TDs in his last three road games.

2. Kittle is second among NFL tight ends with 692 receiving yards.

3. Barkley has recorded at least 100 yards from scrimmage in seven of eight contests.

PREDICTION: 49ers 23, Giants 20
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