This Week's AFC North Matchups: Week 5


**SERIES LEADER: Jacksonville 11-10.
STREAKS: Pittsburgh has won two straight.
LAST GAME: 10/16/11: Pittsburgh 17 vs. Jacksonville 13: Pittsburgh RB Rashard Mendenhall rushes for 146 yards and one touchdown. Steelers WR Mike Wallace records 76 receiving yards and one touchdown.


STEELERS:** In past 3 vs. Jax., QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER has passed for 651 yards with 7 TDs vs. 1 INT for 96.3 rating. Aims for 4th in row vs. Jaguars with 90 rating. Surpassed 35,000 career yards last week (35,197). RB LE'VEON BELL leads AFC with 570 scrimmage yards (378 rush, 192 rec.). Aims for 5th in row with 100 scrimmage yards. In only career meeting (12/11/11 with TB), RB LEGARRETTE BLOUNT rushed for 74 yards & TD. WR ANTONIO BROWN had season-high 131 yards on 7 catches & 2 TDs vs. TB. Has 5 TD catches in past 4 overall. Has 5 rec. & 50 yards in 20 in row, surpassing LAVERANUES COLES (19) for longest such streak in NFL history. Last week, TE HEATH MILLER led team with 10 catches for 85 yards & TD…DE BRETT KEISEL had 2 sacks in last meeting. LB JASON WORILDS has 5 sacks in past 6 on road. LB LAWRENCE TIMMONS leads team with 34 tackles, including club-high 10 last week. LB JAMES HARRISON ranks 2nd in club history with 64 career sacks (JASON GILDON, 77). CB CORTEZ ALLEN had 1st INT of season last week.

JAGUARS: In 1st NFL start, rookie QB BLAKE BORTLES (No. 3 overall) completed 29 of 37 passes (78.4 pct.) for 253 yards with 1 TD for 81.6 rating. Aims for 3rd game in row with 200 pass yards. Has rushed for 54 yards on 7 att. (7.7 avg.) in 2014. Last week, RB TOBY GERHART posted 1st TD with Jaguars. Jags are only NFL team this season with 2 rookies with 190 receiving yards each (WRs ALLEN HURNS & ALLEN ROBINSON). Robinson aims for 4th in row with 4 catches. Hurns has 3 TD catches, tied for most among NFL rookies. WR CECIL SHORTS III has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Last week, TE CLAY HARBOR had career-highs in catches (8) & yards (69). Defense is tied for 2nd in NFL with 12 sacks in 2014. LB PAUL POSLUSZNY leads AFC with 41 tackles, including team-high 11 last week. DE TYSON ALUALU had sack in last meeting. DE ANDRE BRANCH has 6 sacks in past 8. Last week, DT ROY MILLER III posted 1st sack since 1/2/11 (with TB). DE CHRIS CLEMONS has 2 sacks in 3 career games vs. Pit.


SERIES LEADER: Indianapolis 7-3.
STREAKS: Indianapolis has won six of past seven.
LAST GAME: 12/11/11: Baltimore 24 vs. Indianapolis 10: Baltimore RB Ray Rice has 149 scrimmage yards (103 rushing, 46 receiving) and one touchdown run. Ravens WR Torrey Smith adds 48 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.


The Pittsburgh Steelers prepare for the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

RAVENS:** In last meeting, QB JOE FLACCO passed for 227 yards with 2 TDs vs. 1 INT for 102.5 rating. Ravens are 30-4 (.882) when Flacco has 100 rating. RB JUSTIN FORSETT has NFL-best 5.8 rush avg. (44 att., 255 yards). Rookie RB LORENZO TALIAFERRO (Round 4, No. 138 overall) aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR STEVE SMITH, SR. has 429 receiving yards, most in NFL history by 35 year old through 1st 4 games of season. In 2 career games at Ind. (with Car.), has 9 catches for 171 yards (19 avg.) & TD. Has 100 receiving yards in 3 of past 4. WR TORREY SMITH had TD catch in last meeting. TE OWEN DANIELS had 1st career TD catch vs. Ind. on 9/17/06 (with Hou.). Rookie LB C.J. MOSLEY (No. 17 overall) leads team with 33 tackles. LB TERRELL SUGGS had 3 sacks & 3 FF in last meeting. Since 2003, has 95 sacks, 3rd most in AFC. LB ELVIS DUMERVIL has 3.5 sacks in past 3, including 1.5 last week. Since 2013, LB DARYL SMITH is 1 of 4 players in NFL with 5 sacks & 3 INTs.

COLTS: Last week, QB ANDREW LUCK completed 29 of 41 passes (70.7 pct.) for 393 yards with 4 TDs & 1 INT for 123.3 rating. 1st player in NFL history with consecutive games with 370 pass yards, 4 TD passes, 70 comp. pct. & 0 or 1 INTs. Has 21 TD passes in past 8 overall. In 3 career meetings, RB TRENT RICHARDSON has 319 scrimmage yards (210 rush, 109 rec.) & rush TD. In only home game vs. Bal. (11/16/08 with NYG), RB AHMAD BRADSHAW rushed for 96 yards on 9 carries (10.7 avg.). Leads NFL RBs with 4 TD catches in 2014, including 15-yarder last week. Last week, WR REGGIE WAYNE (1,029 rec) surpassed ISAAC BRUCE (1,024) for 7th all-time. Wayne (13,873) needs 132 receiving yards to surpass HOFers CRIS CARTER (13,899) & JAMES LOFTON (14,004) for 8th all-time. In past 5 vs. Ravens (incl. playoffs), has 425 receiving yards & 2 TDs. TE DWAYNE ALLEN has TD catch in 4 of past 5. TE COBY FLEENER aims for 3rd in row with TD catch. LB D'QWELL JACKSON leads team with 32 tackles, including game-high 10 last week with sack. Undrafted rookie NT ZACH KERR posted 1st career sack last week vs. Jax. S MIKE ADAMS tied career-high with 2 INTs last week.


**SERIES LEADER: Cleveland 33-28.
STREAKS: Tennessee has won past two.
LAST GAME: 10/2/11: Tennessee 31 at Cleveland 13: Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck throws for 220 and three touchdowns, including 80-yard touchdown to TE Jared Cook. Titans RB Chris Johnson adds 101 rushing yards.


BROWNS:** In 6 starts with Cle., QB BRIAN HOYER is 4-2 with 1,331 pass yards & 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs with 90 rating. Passed for 290 yards with TD & 0 INTs for career-high 127.1 rating in Wk. 3. Has not thrown INT in past 157 att., longest streak of any Browns QB since VINNY TESTAVERDE in 1995 (174). RB TERRANCE WEST (Round 3, No. 94 overall) leads NFL rookies with 204 rush yards in 2014 & aims for 3rd in row with TD. RB ISIAH CROWELL (undrafted) leads NFL rookies with 3 rush TDs & has 141 rush yards on 27 att. (5.2 avg.). WR MILES AUSTIN aims for 3rd in row with TD. WR ANDREW HAWKINS led team with 7 rec. & 87 yards vs. Bal. Aims for 4th in row with 70 yards. Since joining NFL in 2007, T JOE THOMAS has started every game (115 in row), 2nd-longest streak among active tackles (D'BRICKASHAW FERGUSON). LB PAUL KRUGER has sack in 2 of past 3. S TASHAUN GIPSON aims for 3rd in row with INT. Since 2013, has 7 INTs, 2nd-most among NFL safeties. Since 2007, LB KARLOS DANSBY is only NFL player with 20 sacks (22) & 12 INTs (12).

TITANS: Have 6-2 record when QB JAKE LOCKER starts & has 90 rating. In 1st start since 10/30/11 (with Seahawks), QB CHARLIE WHITEHURST passed for 177 yards & 1 TD with 40 rush yards last week. In only career meeting (11/14/10 with Jets), RB SHONN GREENE had 94 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 22 receiving). Has 3,872 career rush yards & needs 128 to reach 4,000 career. Rookie RB BISHOP SANKEY (Round 2, No. 54 overall) scored 1st career rush TD last week. WR KENDALL WRIGHT has 3 catches in 18 of past 19 overall. Since joining Titans in 2009, WR NATE WASHINGTON leads team in catches (273), rec. yards (4,024) & rec. TDs (26). TE DELANIE WALKER has TD catch in 3 of past 4. Last week, LB WESLEY WOODYARD posted 1st INT with Ten & leads team with 28 tackles. Since 2007, S BERNARD POLLARD is 1 of 4 NFL players with 12 INTs (12) & 10 sacks (10.5).


**SERIES LEADER: New England 14-9.
STREAKS: New England has won four of past five.
LAST GAME: 10/6/13: Cincinnati 13 vs. New England 6: Cincinnati RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushes for 67 yards and one touchdown. Bengals hold Patriots to 248 net yards.


BENGALS:** Aim for 12th consecutive reg.-sea. home win. In past 11 reg.-sea. home games, QB ANDY DALTON is 11-0 with 2,563 pass yards & 22 TDs for 97.7 rating. Bengals are 20-2 (.909) when Dalton posts 90 rating. Has 33-18 (.647) record, highest win pct. of any QB in franchise history (min. 20 starts). Had 1st career TD catch in Week 3 vs. Ten. In past 6 at home, RB GIOVANI BERNARD averages 99.5 scrimmage yards per game (597 total; 323 rush, 274 rec.) & 3 rush TDs. Rookie RB JEREMY HILL (Round 2, No. 55 overall) aims for 3rd in row with TD. Since entering NFL in 2011, WR A.J. GREEN has 4,066 receiving yards, most in AFC. Has 4 TDs in past 5 at home. Last week, WR MOHAMED SANU threw 2nd career TD pass (18-yarder to Dalton). For career, has completed all 4 pass attempts for 166 yards & 2 TDs. Only player in NFL history with 2 TD passes, 150 pass yards & 0 incompletions for career. Since 2012, GENO ATKINS leads NFL DTs with 18.5 sacks. DE CARLOS DUNLAP aims for 4th in row with sack.

PATRIOTS: QB TOM BRADY has won 4 of 5 career starts vs. Cin., passing for 1,134 yards with 10 TDs for 99.1 rating. Brady (49,940) needs 60 pass yards to become 6th QB in NFL history with 50,000 career. Since 2012, RB STEVAN RIDLEY ranks 1st in AFC with 20 rush TDs. Averages 4.4 yards/att. (2,681 yards, 612 att.), highest avg. in club history (min. 500 att.). WR JULIAN EDELMAN aims for 11th in row with 4 rec. In past 4 at home, has 34 catches for 323 yards & 3 TDs. In only career meeting (NFL debut on 9/12/10), TE ROB GRONKOWSKI had 1st career TD catch. Has TD catch in 7 of past 9, including 13-yarder last week. Defense is tied for 1st in AFC with 6 INTs. DT CHRIS JONES had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. Had half sack vs. KC, 1st of season. LB JEROD MAYO leads team with 40 tackles, including game-high 10 last week.

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