SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015
CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-3) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (1-3)BROWNS: Last week, QB JOSH MC COWN completed 32 of 41 passes for career-high 78.0 comp. pct. with 356 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.1 rating. Won only career start vs. Bal (11/17/13 with Chi) & passed for 216 yards with 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 92.9 rating…RB ISAIAH CROWELL led team with 125 scrimmage yards last week (63 rush, 62 rec.). Crowell (960) needs 40 scrimmage yards to reach 1,000 career. Rookie RB DUKE JOHNSON (Round 3, No. 77 overall) had career-best 116 scrimmage yards last week, incl. 9 catches for 85 yards & 1 TD…WR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 4 TD catches in past 4. Has 12 career TDs (9 rec., 3 PR) & averages 45.1 yards per score. WR ANDREW HAWKINS (1,931) needs 69 rec. yards to reach 2,000 career. Last week, TE GARY BARNIDGE had 6 catches for 75 yards & TD. Aims for 3rd in row with 75 yards & TD catch...LB KARLOS DANSBY leads team with 31 tackles. Since entering NFL in 2004, is only NFL player with 40 sacks (41) & 15 INTs (16). Since 2014, S TASHAUN GIPSON has AFC-best 7 INTs.
RAVENS: QB JOE FLACCO is 13-1 vs. Cle. & has completed 253 of 409 (61.9 pct.) for 3,027 yards with 18 TDs vs. 7 INTs for 92 rating. Passed for 312 yards with 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.6 rating in last meeting. Has 28-16 (.636) career record vs. AFC North…RB JUSTIN FORSETT rushed for season-high 150 yards last week vs. Pit. Since 2014, has 301 att. for 1,540 rush yards & 5.1 avg. – best among NFL RBs (min. 125 att.). Rushed for 119 yards on 17 att. (7.0 avg.) in last meeting…WR KAMAR AIKEN led team with 5 catches for 77 yards & TD last week. Had TD catch in last meeting…LB DARYL SMITH leads team with 34 tackles, incl. 13 tackles & 1 sack last week. Since entering NFL in 2004, is 1 of 3 players with 25 sacks (28.5) & 10 INTs (10). In 8 career meetings, LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 10 sacks, FF & FR. Aims for 3rd in row overall with sack. Rookie LB ZA' DARIUS SMITH (Round 4, No. 122 overall) had 1st 2 career sacks vs. Pit. CB LARDARIUS WEBB had INT in last meeting. CB JIMMY SMITH has sack or INT in 3 of past 4.SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2015SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-2) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (4-0)
SEAHAWKS: QB RUSSELL WILSON has 24 TDs, 5 INTs & 103.4 rating in 14 career games vs. AFC (incl. SBs). In career, is 44-16 (.733) as starter (incl. postseason)…Since 2011 (incl. playoffs), RB MARSHAWN LYNCH leads NFL with 6,269 rush yards & 56 rush TDs. In 2 meetings, has 3 TDs: 2 rush, 1 pass. In 11/4/07 game vs. Cin. (with Buf.), rushed for 153 yards with TD & threw 8-yard TD pass…WR DOUG BALDWIN aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with TD (incl. SB). Had 24-yard TD catch last week. Since 2011, TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs in catches (373) & yards (4,570) & ties for 1st in TDs (48). Has 19 TDs in past 17 vs. AFC. Rookie KR-PR TYLER LOCKETT is only player in NFL with PR-TD & KR-TD…CB RICHARD SHERMAN leads NFL with 26 INTs since 2011 (incl. playoffs). S KAM CHANCELLOR had INT in last game vs. Cin. Had FF last week at goal line. DE CLIFF AVRIL had sack in only game vs. Cin. (12/6/09 with Det.). LBs BOBBY WAGNER (34) & K.J. WRIGHT (27) lead team in tackles. S EARL THOMAS is 3rd on club with 19 tackles. Defense ties for 2nd in NFL in red zone TD pct. (37.5).
BENGALS: Aim for 1st 5-0 start since 1988. Last week marked 1st time Bengals had 300 net pass yards (321) & 4 rush TDs in game…Last week, QB ANDY DALTON passed for 321 yards & 1 TD vs. 0 INTs for 127.1 rating. His 123 rating is highest of any Cin QB through 4 games. Aims for 5th in row with 115 rating. Has 44-23-1 (.654) career reg.-sea. record, highest win pct. of any Bengals QB (min. 20 starts)…In past 6 at home, RB JEREMY HILL has 519 scrimmage yards (481 rush, 38 rec.) & 6 rush TDs, incl. 40 rush yards & 3 TDs last week. In past 3 vs. NFC, RB GIOVANI BERNARD averages 126.3 scrimmage yards per game & has 2 rush TDs…In past 8 vs. NFC, WR A.J. GREEN has 42 catches for 701 yards with 9 TDs. TE TYLER EIFERT ranks 2nd amongst NFL TEs with 3 TD catches in 2015…DT GENO ATKINS has sack in 3 of past 4. Since 2010, leads AFC DTs with 35 sacks.
Here is a look at the statistical leaders for the both the Steelers and Chargers heading into the Week 5 Monday Night Football contest.
MONDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 12, 2015** PITTSBURGH STEELERS (2-2) AT SAN DIEGO CHARGERS (2-2)
STEELERS: In last start vs. SD (9/15/13 with Phi.), QB MIKE VICK passed for career-high 428 yards with 3 total TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) with 123.4 rating. All-time rushing leader among QBs (6,038 yards)…In past 8, RB LE' VEON BELL averages 160.5 scrimmage yards per game (805 rush, 479 rec., 1,284 total) & has 10 total TDs (9 rush, 1 rec.), incl. 150 yards & rush TD last week…Since 2013, WR ANTONIO BROWN leads NFL in catches (273) & receiving yards (3,675). Has 6 100-yard receiving games in past 8. Brown (19) needs 1 more 100-yard receiving game to join HINES WARD (29) & HOFer JOHN STALLWORTH (25) as only Steelers with 20 career…DE STEPHON TUITT has 3.5 sacks in past 3, incl. 1 vs. Ravens. Aims for 4th in row with sack. DE CAMERON HEYWARD has sack in 2 of past 3, incl. sack-fumble vs. Bal.
CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS (260) needs 2 TD passes to tie DAVE KRIEG for No. 13 all-time. Passed for 200 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting. Since 2006, ranks 2nd in NFL with 37,755 pass yards (DREW BREES)…RB MELVIN GORDON (No. 15 overall) ranks 2nd among NFL rookies with 228 rush yards. Last week, RB DANNY WOODHEAD had career-high 138 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 84 rec.)…WR KEENAN ALLEN has 6 TDs in past 8, incl. 1 last week. Since entering NFL in 2004, WR MALCOM FLOYD ranks 3rd in NFL with 17.2 rec. avg. (min. 200 catches). TE LADARIUS GREEN has TD catch in 2 of past 3, incl. 1 last week…S ERIC WEDDLE leads team with 35 tackles, incl. 10 last week. LBs JERRY ATTAOCHU (2) & MELVIN INGRAM (1.5) each posted career-high sack totals vs. Browns.