Everything you need to know as kickoff approaches...
Key game-time decisions
All players questionable unless noted
Coach Gary Kubiak expects Sanders to be good to go Sunday after being limited Thursday and Friday. UPDATE: The team announced that Sanders will not play against the Bears.
Your weekly "Beast Mode is questionable" note. Lynch played last week after being designated similarly with the injury. Pete Carroll expects him to play. On Saturday, the Seahawks waived running back Bryce Brown and added linebacker Eric Pinkins to active roster. The move is further proof Lynch should be just fine Sunday.
Forte sat out on Friday after being limited on Thursday. He could rest one more week while Jeremy Langford shoulders the load. Jeffery did not practice Thursday or Friday. The tight-lipped Bears gave no indication if the rest was precautionary for the injury riddled receiver. With Eddie Royal already out, not having Jeffery would be a big blow for Jay Cutler. Expect a lot of Zach Miller and Martellus Bennett if that is the case. UPDATE: Jeffery and Forte are both out.
UPDATE:V-Jax is active. It doesn't sound like ASJ will return yet.
Brown has been frustrated by his nagging hamstring. Floyd sat out all week. Bruce Arians said Iupati will start after being taken to the hospital last week. UPDATE: Brown is expected to play, according to Rapoport.
Hyde, Lang and Montgomery were limited all week. Randall was added to the injury report on Saturday.
Kalil returned to practice limited on Friday.
Richardson sat out all week. That's no bueno, but he'll likely be a game-time decision. On Saturday the Jets signed defensive end Mike Catapano to the active roster -- placing RB Zac Stacy on IR. The move is an early indication Richardson won't play Sunday. Skrine was limited Friday. UPDATE: Richardson is out. Shrine is active.
Rapoport reported earlier this week that Clowney is expected to return. To be frank, Whitney Mercilus has outplayed the former No. 1 overall pick anyway. UPDATE: Clowney is active.
Hudson missed last week. He was limited on Thursday and Friday. He's been the rock of an underrated Raiders offensive line this season.
Long was a full participant all week, which is a positive sign for a player who has been out since Week 5. UPDATE: Long is active. Quinn is out. Running back Tre Mason is inactive. Mason was not listed on the injury report this week.
Peters was listed as DNP on Friday.
Collins overcame an illness this week, but did not participate in practice.
Incognito was a limited participant in practice.
We will update as prognostications drift closer to game time.
Cowboys at Dolphins -- 79 degrees / Chance of Thunderstorms (70 percent)
Rams at Ravens -- 51 degrees / Winds at 14 mph with gusts up to 22 mph
Buccaneers at Eagles -- 51 degrees / Winds at 17 mph with gusts up to 23 mph
Packers at Vikings -- 34 degrees / Winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph
Broncos at Bears -- 27 degrees / Winds at 10 mph with gusts up to 16 mph
*Forecasts courtesy of Weather Underground
Three matchups that intrigue
Palmer admitted this week this isn't just another game. The Cards' quarterback -- facing his former team -- is playing some of the best football of his career, thriving in Bruce Arians' offense -- six games with 300-plus passing yards this season, with a career bests in passing yards per game, TD-INT ratio and passer rating. The veteran has been calm under pressure and takes a plethora of deep shots a game to Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown and Michael Floyd. On Sunday he faces a stout Bengals defense that ranks first in the NFL in points per game allowed (16.9). With Adam Jones having a career season, Leon Hall, Dre Kirkpatrick and Darqueze Dennard rotating in the secondary, the Cards' weapons will be tested. If Arizona's receivers win at the line of scrimmage, Palmer could be in for another huge day.
Wrecking-ball Peterson is back in full force. The running back is carrying the 7-2 Vikings on his back, going over 100-yards in three straight games, including last week's 203-yard performance. Peterson leads the NFL with 961 rushing yards and is actually ahead of his 2012 MVP-pace. It will be a chilly day outdoors in Minnesota on Sunday (projected around 30 degrees), which should be perfect weather for pounding All Day. Peterson averages more rushing YPG against the Packers than any other player since 1960. The Packers own the NFL's No. 24-ranked rush defense, allowing 116.2 yards per game on the ground and have given up three individual 100-yard rush games this season. Clay Matthews, per usual, will be key in slowing down Peterson, whether he lines up on the inside or outside. If Peterson is chugging along unimpeded the Packers will fall further behind in the NFC North.
Brady torched the Bills' defense in Week 2, throwing for 466 yards, the most individual passing yards ever allowed by a Bills defense and the most ever allowed by a Rex Ryan team. This time around he won't have Dion Lewis or Julian Edelman. It will be interesting to see if Bill Belichick sticks with the spread attack against a Bills defense that struggles to take down the quarterback (29th in the NFL in sacks) sans two of his best pass catchers. We could see a lot of two-tight end sets Monday night from the Pats, which they went to after Edelman went down last week. Rob Gronkowski went for 113 yards on seven catches and a TD in Week 2. Lacking playmakers behind Danny Amendola and Brandon LaFell on the outside could hamstring the Pats against superb Bills corners Ronald Darby and Stephon Gilmore. Both the Bills starting corners rank in the top 14 at the position, according to Pro Football Focus.
Did You Know?
Since 1990, teams that start 6-4 have made the playoffs 60.8 percent of the time. Teams that start 5-5 have made the playoffs 27.7 percent of the time.
Entering Week 11, there are two undefeated teams -- CAR (9-0) and NE (9-0) -- That marks the fourth time in NFL history there have been multiple 9-0 teams in a season (1934, 1990, 2009).
In 2015, 76 out of 146 (52.1 percent) games have been decided by seven points or fewer (most such games through Week 10 in NFL history).
Divisions by Winning Percentage
AFC East 23-13 .639
NFC South 23-14 .622
NFC North 19-17 .528
NFC West 18-18 .500
AFC North 18-20 .474
AFC West 17-19 .473
NFC East 15-22 .405
AFC South 13-23 .361
The NFC is 22-18 versus the AFC head-to-head this season.
The Colts are 3-0 this season against AFC South teams, but 1-5 against the rest of the NFL. Their turnover differential is even against the division, but -7 against the rest of the league. In Matt Hasselbeck's two starts (wins over the Texans and Jaguars), the Colts have two giveaways. In Andrew Luck's seven starts, the Colts have 17 giveaways.
Hasselbeck is looking to win three consecutive starts for the first time since Weeks 2-4, 2011, in his first season with the Titans.
Frank Gore: 148 carries, 599 rush yards, 4 TD, 4.0 yards per carry. On pace for 263 carries, 1,065 yards, 7 TD -- would be his ninth career 1,000-yard season (fifth most in NFL history).
After starting the season 5-0, the Falcons have lost three of their last four games. One key factor is Atlanta's 5-plus turnover differential in their first five games and their -5 differential in their last four games. This has caused the Falcons to go from 32.4 PPG through five games to 16.8 PPG in their last four contests.
The Falcons have the NFL's No. 8 scoring offense (25.4 PPG) and No. 5 total offense (402.2 YPG) -- 1 of 6 teams to rank Top 10 in both categories.
Matt Ryan: 66.9 completion percentage, 300.2 YPG, 12 TD, 7 INT, 92.4 passer rating -- 16-straight games of at least 250 passing yards, longest active streak in NFL.
Devonta Freeman: 164 carries, 721 rushing yards, 9 rushing TD; 48 receptions, 420 receiving yards, 2 receiving TD. Freeman has 1,141 scrimmage yards, 11 scrimmage TDs. Leads the NFL with nine rushing touchdowns this season (3 ahead of 2nd place) and is third in the NFL with 721 rushing yards this season.
Falcons notable defensive ranks: Third in rushing YPG allowed (88.9); 13th in PPG (21.1); 14th in Total YPG (342.3); 19th in Pass YPG (253.4); 32nd in sacks (10).
Despite rushing for just 45 yards in Week 10, Todd Gurley is leading the NFL in rush yards per game (116.7) since Week 4, when he made his first start. Gurley is also second in the NFL in scrimmage yards per game (137.8) since Week 4.
Todd Gurley: 130 carries, 709 rush yards, 5 rush TD. Gurley has been held under 100 yards in each of his last two games (77.0 average).
Rams notable defensive ranks: 3rd in sacks (29); 5th in pass YPG (222.4); 6th in total YPG (331.9); 8th in PPG allowed (20.3); 17th in rush YPG (109.4).
The Ravens rank No. 10 in total offense (322.5 YPG), but have generated less than 100 rushing yards in four straight games.
Ravens notable defensive ranks: 8th in sacks (24); 10th in rush YPG (98.7); 20th in total YPG (369.7); 25th in PPG (26.2); 26th in Pass YPG (271.0); 32nd in takeaways (5).
Kirk Cousins: 67.9 completion percentage; 253.1 pass YPG; 14-9 TD-INT; 89.9 passer rating. Cousins threw his first TD of 10-plus air yards in Week 10, but his numbers are still significantly worse on downfield throws this season -- 2nd-lowest passer rating with 75-plus such attempts (Andrew Luck, 50.4).
The Washington offense has allowed 12 sacks this season (T-2nd fewest in NFL).
DeSean Jackson: 5 receptions, 59 yards (3 games). Two career games versus CAR: 3 receptions, 18 yards, 0 TD.
Jordan Reed: 41 receptions, 397 yards, 6 TD -- leads the team in scores. Six TDs in seven games this season, 5 TDs in last three games.
The Redskins' defense has 13 takeaways in the last six games -- 1 takeaway in first 3 games - but allowed 150-plus rushing yards in five straight games.
The Panthers own the NFL's No. 3 scoring offense this season (28.3 PPG), are tied for the 16th-best total offense (352.7 YPG). Rank first in rush play percentage (51.1), third in rushing yards per game (139.7) and 10-plus yard runs (37).
Cam Newton has the fourth-lowest passer rating of any primary QB for a 9-0 team since the NFL merger. Newton's 84.8 passer rating ranks ahead of only Bob Griese (71.2) with the 1972 Dolphins, Kerry Collins (78.8) with the 2008 Titans and Alex Smith (81.4) with the 2013 Chiefs. Of the above teams, only the undefeated 1972 Dolphins won (or reached) the Super Bowl.
Newton is one game behind Steve Young (31) for the most games in NFL history with a passing and rushing TD. Newton is second among 34 qualifying QBs this season with a 110.7 passer rating when trailing. Newton has 4 TDs and 1 INT while adding another 2 TDs on the ground while Carolina is behind. The only QB with a higher passer rating with his team behind this season is fellow 9-0 QB Tom Brady, who has a 121.3 passer rating with the Patriots trailing this season.
Cam Newton already has more TD passes of 25-plus air yards this season (5) than he did in all of last season (4).
Jonathan Stewart: 169 rush, 662 yards, 4 TDs. His 662 rush yards is 7th in the NFL. Stewart needs 148 rush yards to surpass his 809-yard total from 2014 (13 games).
Panthers' notable defensive ranks: Sixth in points per game (19.4); 8th in 3rd down conversions (35.6); 10th in total YPG (338.0); 11th in pass YPG (234.6); 14th in rush YPG (103.4).
When Brock Osweiler takes the field for his first start Sunday, he will have waited 57 games for the opportunity. That's the fourth-longest wait of any player drafted in the first two rounds since 1950 (1960 LAN Rudy Bukich 86, 1967 SF Billy Kilmer 84 and 1981 DAL Glenn Carano 75).
Osweiler Bio: Pronounced OSS-why-lur, 24 years old (will be 25 on November 22nd). Selected by Broncos in the second round of the 2012 draft (Arizona State) -- 5th QB selected. At 6-foot-8, Osweiler is the tallest QB in the NFL. He appeared in 15 games in his NFL career: 31-of-54 passing for a 57.4 completion percentage; 305 passing yards; 2-1 TD-INT ratio; 78.1 passer rating.
Ronnie Hillman: 103 carries, 426 yards, 4.1 yards/carry, 5 TDs, leads team in all 3 categories -- 34.3 rush YPG, 3 TD in 3 games as a starter.
C.J. Anderson: 90 carries, 324 yards, 3.6 yards/carry, 1 TD. Fewest rush yards in NFL of any player with 90 or more carries.
Broncos notable defensive ranks: 1st in total YPG allowed (277.3), pass YPG (182.8) and sacks (32); 3rd in PPG (18.7); and 7th in takeaways (17). Three straight games without a takeaway.
John Fox was the Broncos' head coach from 2011-14. Denver was one of four teams to make playoffs every year from 2011-14.
Cutler has not thrown multiple INTs in any of his last nine games, the longest streak of his career (previous high was seven). That's the second-longest active streak in the league behind only Tom Brady (15 games).
Jeremy Langford: 65 carries, 225 yards 4 TD; 12 rec, 210 yards, TD -- 179 receiving yards in last two weeks (leads team in that span).
Alshon Jeffery: 36 receptions, 515 yards, 2 TD. Jeffery has 100-plus receiving yards in three of five games this season -- his career high for a season is five in 2013.
The Bears rank eighth in total defense (335.6 YPG) -- Chicago has not had a Top 10 total defense since the Lovie Smith era (2012). Ranks: 26th in rush YPG allowed (118.6); 24th in PPG (26.0); 4th in pass YPG (217.0).
In four road games this year, the Raiders scored 119 points. That's 26 more points than they scored all of last season in eight winless road games.
Derek Carr: 64.2 completion percentage, 266.2 YPG, 21 TD, 6 INT, 101.5 passer rating -- three straight games with 300-plus passing yards. Carr is on pace for 4,260 pass yards, 37 TD, 11 INT this season -- would be second-most passing yards by an Oakland QB all-time (Rich Gannon: 4,689 pass yards in 2002 -- league MVP).
Raiders notable defensive ranks: 23rd in rush YPG (115.3); 27th in PPG (26.8); 30th in total YPG (408.6); 31st in pass YPG (293.2).
Detroit's offense has gone three straight games with fewer than 20 points scored and scored less than 20 points in seven of nine games this season. The Lions also have three straight games with less than 300 yards of total offense. Ranks: 32nd in rush YPG (66.9) and turnovers (21); 29th in PPG (18.6); and 27th in total YPG (332.1).
Lions notable defensive ranks: 31st in PPG (29.0); 28th in rush YPG (124.1); 25th in total YPG (384.2); and 23rd in pass YPG (260.1).
The Jets are ranked top 5 in total YPG (318.4; 4th), rush YPG (88.1; 1st), first downs per game (17.1; T-1st), red zone TD percent (38.1; 2nd), takeaways (19; 4th) and rush TDs allowed (2; 1st).
Houston's running game averages 3.28 yards per carry (Last in NFL) -- fewer than 100 rush yards in eight of nine games this season.
DeAndre Hopkins has been targeted a league-high 123 times this season. The most targets for a player through his team's first nine games since at least 1991. Hopkins is on pace to pass Rob Moore (1997) for the most targets in a season since 1991 (208). Hopkins this season: 71 receptions, 927 yards, 7 TD.
T.J. Yates Week 10 at CIN: 5-11, 69 pass yards, 1 TD, 0 INT, 96.4 passer rating. His last TD pass prior to Monday night was in the 2011 AFC Wildcard vs CIN. Yates has a 3-4 career record as starter (including playoffs) -- last start came in 2011 Divisional Playoffs at Baltimore.
Houston has not allowed a TD in last 10 quarters -- second-longest streak in franchise history (13 quarters without allowing a TD from Weeks 14-17, 2004). The Texans D is allowing 27.0 conversion rate on 3rd down this season (best in NFL).
Fact: Since 1990 (current playoff format), 72 teams have started 2-7. None of those teams have made the playoffs. Fact: None of those 72 teams had Tony Romo returning after missing seven games.
Tony Romo returns to the lineup for the Cowboys this week after Dallas lost all seven games without him. Romo has a 26-6 (.813) career record in the month of November, the third-highest mark for any QB since 1950 in November, and the best since Daryle Lamonica (19-4-2), who last started a game in 1973.
Darren McFadden: 130 carries, 494 yards, 3.8 yards/carry, 2 TDs. He is on pace for 231 carries, 878 yards and 4 TDs, which would be a career high in carries.
The Cowboys have 6 takeaways this season (31st in the NFL). Dallas' defense has allowed 93 points and 1,211 yards in the 4th quarter and overtimes this season.
The Dolphins are averaging 150.3 rush YPG in their four wins this season -- averaging 64.8 rush YPG in their five losses.
Ryan Tannehill: 63.6 completion percentage, 272.7 YPG, 15 TD, 9 INT, 89.3 passer rating -- 9 INTs are tied for seventh most in NFL.
Lamar Miller: 107 carries, 521 yards, 4.9 yards/carry, 5 TDs, leads team in all three categories -- three rushing TD shy of career-high set last season. Miller earned 34.0 rush YPG in Weeks 8-10 after earning consecutive 100-yard rush games in Weeks 6-7.
Jarvis Landry: 60 rec, 587 yards, 3 TDs. He is on pace for 107 receptions this season, which would be Miami franchise record.
Dolphins notable defensive ranks: 31st in rush YPG (135.6); 26th in total YPG (390.2); 21st in PPG (25.0); 20th in pass YPG (254.7).
Ndamukong Suh: 30 tackles, 4 sacks, 10 TFL, 10 QB hits. All four sacks came after Campbell took over as head coach. Suh has a sack in two straight games for first time this season.
Jameis Winston has a rushing TD in each of the last 3 games, which is tied for the longest streak by a Buccaneers QB in franchise history (Steve Young, 1986). The last rookie QB with a three-game streak with a rushing TD was Robert Griffin III in 2012, and the last rookie with a rushing TD in four straight games was Cam Newton in 2011.
Winston: 57.5 completion percentage, 239.9 YPG, 10 TDs, 9 INTs, 80.1 passer rating; 29 carries, 115 yards, 4 TD -- leads team in rush TDs.
Doug Martin: 161 carries, 706 yards, 3 TDs; 21 receptions, 188 yards, TD. Martin ranks fifth in the NFL in rush yards (706) this season -- 0 TDs in last the last four games (0 TD in last 8 road games).
Bucs rank No. 6 overall in rushing.
Mike Evans: 40 receptions, 662 yards, TD. Evans has 32 targets in the last two games (T-2nd most in NFL) -- 9-plus targets in 4 straight games. The wideout earned four 100-yard games this season (three versus NFC East teams).
Bucs notable defensive ranks: Seventh in total YPG (334.2); 10th in pass YPG (233.2); 12th in rush YPG (101.0); 26th in PPG (26.3).
Tampa Bay has not allowed a rush TD in three straight games (five of last six). The Eagles have 1-plus rushing TD in five straight games.
Mark Sanchez Week 10: 14-of-23 passing, 156 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT, 63.0 passer rating. Sanchize set a Philadelphia single-season franchise record with 64.1 completion percentage in 2014. In 72 career games, Sanchez has 95 total TD and 104 turnovers (37-33 in 70 starts). He has earned 15 total TDs and 15 turnovers in 10 career games with Eagles -- 1-plus INT in five-straight games (Koy Detmer was last PHI QB with INT in six straight games, 1998-2000).
DeMarco Murray: 128 carries, 451 yards, 4 TD; 35 receptions, 268 yards, TD -- 89.9 scrimmage YPG. Murray has 100-plus scrimmage yards in two straight and four of the last five games.
Eagles notable defensive ranks: T-9th in PPG (20.4); 16th in pass YPG (246.8); 18th in total YPG (358.1); and 19th in rush YPG (111.3).
Charcandrick West has been a more than suitable replacement for Jamaal Charles, who was lost to a torn ACL. In five games as a starter this season, Charles rushed for 72.8 YPG, gained 108.2 YPG from scrimmage and scored 5 TDs. In four games as his replacement, West has 77.3 rush YPG, gained 112.8 YPG from scrimmage and has scored 4 TDs.
The Chiefs have held opponents to 18 or fewer points in five straight games -- two-plus INTs in four straight games (11 total INT).
First 4 games: 31.3 PPG, 397.0 total YPG, 9 sacks, 3 takeaways
Last 5 games: 14.0 PPG, 292.3 total YPG, 17 sacks, 13 takeaways
San Diego's offense has averaged 328.6 pass YPG this season (most in NFL). Their 4.52 yards per play in red zone is best in the NFL. But their 85.3 rush yards per game rank 30th.
Philip Rivers: 69.0 completion percentage, 337.0 YPG, 19 TD, 7 INT, 100.7 passer rating. Rivers is second in the NFL with 3,033 passing yards this season (Brady, 3,043).
Melvin Gordon: 114 carries, 413 yards, 3.6 average per carry; 21 receptions, 118 yards -- 0 TDs on 135 touches this season (most in NFL without a TD).
Danny Woodhead: 58 carries, 230 yards, 2 TD; 45 receptions, 521 yards, 3 TD -- T-2nd most receptions among RBs this season.
The Chargers' defense averages 6.34 yards per play allowed this season (31st in NFL) and allowed 11 runs of 20-plus yards this season (T-most in NFL) -- given up 1-plus rush TD in five straight games.
The Packers currently own the NFL's No. 21 total offense (344.3 YPG). Green Bay has not ranked outside Top 20 in total YPG since 1991, back when Lindy Infante was the head coach and Mike Tomczak was the QB -- the year before they traded for Brett Favre. The 2015 Packers are the worst offense of the Aaron Rodgers-era in points per game, total yards per game, passing yards per game, and third down percentage.
Green Bay's offense has failed to score 30-plus points in each of last six games -- longest streak by GB since 2013 (six straight without Rodgers starting) and matches longest streak ever with Rodgers starting (Weeks 3-8, 2010).
Aaron Rodgers is on pace for his worst completion percentage (63.3), passing yards per game (252.2), and yards per attempt (7.3) as a starter, and his worst passer rating in the last five seasons (103.4). That passer rating is still fifth-best in the NFL this season.
Rodgers is 0-2 versus Mike Zimmer-coached defenses in his career with 2 TDs, 2 INTs and a passer rating of 73.5. Both games came against the Bengals when Zimmer was the defensive coordinator (Week 2, 2009 & Week 3, 2013).
Randall Cobb: 45 receptions, 529 yards, 5 TD, leads team in receptions and receiving yards. Cobb is on pace for 80 receptions, 940 receiving yards, 9 TD this season. 2014: 91 receptions, 1,287 yards, 12 TD.
Davante Adams: 27 receptions, 272 yards, 0 TD. Week 10: 10 receptions, 79 yards, 0 TD (on 21 targets) -- lowest yardage total in any game with 20-plus targets since at least 1991. Marked the most targets by any Packers player in a game since at least 1991 -- NOTE: 1991 is as far back as STATS has target data.
The Packers' defense ranks No. 23 total defense this season (371.6 YPG) and owns the No. 24 rushing defense this season (116.2 YPG) -- allowed three individual 100-yard games.
The Vikings own the NFL's sixth-best point differential this season (+44), behind only NE, ARI, CIN, CAR, PIT.
Adrian Peterson is actually ahead of his 2012 pace, when he rushed for 2,097 yards and won the MVP. Peterson has 961 rushing yards through nine games this season. After nine games in 2012, he had 957 rushing yards. Peterson would need to average 148.4 rushing YPG for the remainder of the season to reach 2,000 yards (163.6 rushing YPG to break Eric Dickerson's single-season rushing record).
Vikings notable offensive ranks: First in rush YPG (147.2); 22nd in PPG (22.0); 29th in total YPG (328.7); and 31st in pass YPG (181.4).
Since 1932, there have been 25 teams to finish a season with a Top 2 rushing offense and a Bottom 2 passing offense -- 9 of those 25 teams made the playoffs (36.0 percent) - 17 of those 25 teams finished with a winning record (68.0 percent). The 2012 Vikings were last team to do so (10-6, made playoffs).
Stefon Diggs: 30 receptions, 507 yards, 2 TD. Diggs has 2.5 receptions per game and 44.0 YPG in last two contests.
Minnesota owns the NFL's No. 2 scoring defense this season (17.1 PPG).
The Vikings have committed the fewest penalties this season (48). Allowed 23-or-fewer points in every game this season. And own the NFL's 3rd-best third down defense (32.2 percent).
The 49ers' offense ranks last in the NFL in points per game (14.0), total YPG (286.2), yards per play (4.8) and 10-plus yard plays (87).
Blaine Gabbert Week 9: 15-of-25 passing, 185 pass yards, 2 TD, 2 INT, 76.2 passer rating; 9 carries, 32 rushing yards. Gabbert is 6-22 for his career as starting QB.
Notable 49ers defensive ranks: 20th in points per game (24.8) and rush YPG (111.9); 27th in total YPG (392.4); and 29th in pass YPG (280.6).
The 49ers are allowing a passer rating of 99.2. Last season, the Niners ranked fourth in opponent passer rating (79.5)
The Seahawks have lost back-to-back home games for the first time since 2011. Seattle hasn't lost three straight home games since dropping five in a row in 2008.
The Seahawks are tied for the NFL's No. 20 scoring offense this season (22.1 PPG), have allowed second-most sacks this season (33) -- allowing 3.7 sacks per game. Seattle also owns the NFL's worst red zone offense (TD on 35.0 percent of red zone drives).
Russell Wilson: 65.8 completion percentage, 235.3 YPG, 10 TD, 7 INT, 91.7 passer rating. Wilson has multiple TD passes in only one of nine games this season.
Jimmy Graham has not scored a TD in any of his last six games, marking the longest TD drought since scoring 0 TDs in the first 7 games of his career (2010).
Marshawn Lynch: 111 carries, 417 yards, 3 TD (3.8 yards per carry), 1 rush TD in three of his last four games. Beast Mode is on pace for 834 rushing yards this season, which would be his first sub-1,000 yard season since 2010 (737 yards).
Richard Sherman is allowing a passer rating of 114.5 in coverage this season. Of the 90 cornerbacks to be targeted 25-plus times this season, Sherman ranks 83rd in passer rating allowed.
The Seahawks are actually ahead of their defensive pace from last season after the first nine games:
2014 (6-3 record): 21.2 PPG allowed; 307.0 total YPG; 227.2 Pass YPG
2015 (4-5 record): 19.9 PPG allowed; 303.3 total YPG; 202.8 Pass YPG.
The Bengals have finished the season with a Top 5 scoring offense once in the previous 18 seasons - 2005: 4th (26.3 PPG). Currently rank 5th in points per game (26.1).
Andy Dalton: 66.2 completion percentage, 269.2 pass YPG, 18-5 TD-to-INT ratio, 104.6 rating -- on pace for career highs in all categories. Dalton had a passer rating of 8.8 on passes of 15-plus air yards in Week 10. Entering Week 10 he had a passer rating of 123.9 on such pass attempts this season.
Giovani Bernard: 99 carries, 547 yards, 5.5 yards/carry, 2 TD; 26 receptions, 198 receiving yards. Bernard has rushed for 4-plus yards on 63.6 percent of his carries this season.
Arizona has the second-most PPG (33.6) in NFL this season (behind NE, 33.7) and scored 30-plus points in six games this season. The Cardinals scored 30-plus points in six games from 2011-2014 combined. Bruce Arians' offense is one of five with 400-plus yards of offense per game this year (NE, NO, SD, ATL). The Cards have gained 400-plus total yards in seven of nine games this season.
Palmer has six games with 300-plus passing yards this season, the most such games in a single-season in his 12-year career. Six 300-yard games is one shy of the Cardinals' record (since 1960) shared by Kurt Warner (2008) and Neil Lomax (1984).
Cardinals notable defensive ranks: Third in total YPG (316.1); 4th in rush YPG (92.9); T-5th in takeaways (18); 7th in pass YPG (223.2); and T-11th in PPG (20.6).
The Cards have the NFL's third-highest blitz frequency on pass plays this season (40.9 percent). Andy Dalton has highest passer rating in the NFL versus the blitz this season: 5 TDs, 0 INTs, 126.2 passer rating.
LeSean McCoy: 113 carries, 528 rush yards (4.7 average), 2 TD (7 games); 18 receptions, 177 receiving yards, 1 TD. McCoy earned two straight 100-yard rushing games.
Bills rookie running back Karlos Williams is the second player in NFL history to score a TD in each of his first six games, joining Robert Edwards of the 1998 Patriots. Edwards had 121 touches in his first six games, an average of 20.2 per game. Williams has scored in each game despite having just 64 touches, an average of 10.7 per game.
Sammy Watkins: 22 receptions, 329 receiving yards, 3 TD (6 games). Aside from Week 9 versus Miami, Watkins has struggled:
Week 9: 8 targets, 8 receptions, 168 yards, TD
Other 5 Games: 5.0 targets/game, 2.8 receptions per game, 26.8 YPG, 2 TDs
Bills notable defensive ranks: 15th in PPG allowed; 16th in total YPG; 18th in pass YPG; 29th in sacks.
Tom Brady is leading the NFL in passing yards per game (338.1), TD-INT ratio (8.00), and passer rating (111.1) this season. The last QB to lead the league in all three categories for a full season? Brady in his 2007 MVP season. Only three other QBs have accomplished the feat since 1950 -- Joe Montana in 1989 for the 49ers, John Brodie in 1970 for the 49ers, and Johnny Unitas for the Colts in 1957.
Brady's 24 wins versus Buffalo is the second most wins by a QB versus a single opponent -- Brett Favre: 26 versus the Lions.
Danny Amendola: 40 receptions, 403 yards, 2 TD .According to Pro Football Focus, Amendola has 0 drops on 40 catchable balls this year, giving him "the best hands in the league at WR."
New England's defense earned three or more sacks in six of nine games this season - three or more sacks in seven of 16 games last season.
Pats notable defensive ranks: 2nd in sacks (30) and rush YPG (88.2); 4th in PPG (18.8) and 15th in total YPG (343.8).