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Giants at Bears

Noon (CBS)

LINE — Bears by 5 1/2 SERIES — Bears lead 34-24-2; Bears beat Giants 19-14, Nov. 24, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) GIANTS VS. BEARS (RK)

(32) 29.0 RUSH 149.0 (7)

(9) 262.0 PASS 214.0 (20)

(26) 291.0 YARDS 363.0 (17)

(26) 16.0 POINTS 27.0 (9)

ON DEFENSE (RK) GIANTS VS. BEARS (RK)

(25) 141.0 RUSH 138.0 (23)

(11) 208.0 PASS 288.0 (27)

(12) 349.0 YARDS 426.0 (29)

(20) 26.0 POINTS 23.0 (16) WHAT TO WATCH Giants RB Saquon Barkley was held to 6 yards on 15 carries on Monday by Pittsburgh in one of his worst games since the Giants drafted him with the No. 2 pick in 2018. He also had just 59 yards on 17 attempts against Chicago last year.

Lions at Packers

Noon

LINE — Packers by 6 1/2 SERIES — Packers lead 102-72-7; Packers beat Lions 23-20, Dec. 29, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) LIONS VS. PACKERS (RK)

(9) 138.0 RUSH 158.0 (4)

(6) 288.0 PASS 364.0 (2)

(4)426.0 YARDS 522.0 (1)

(16) 23.0 POINTS 43.0 (1)

ON DEFENSE (RK) LIONS VS. PACKERS (RK)

(26) 149.0 RUSH 134.0 (21)

(13) 214.0 PASS 248.0 (22)

(16) 363.0 YARDS 382.0 (23)

(21) 27.0 POINTS 34.0 (26) WHAT TO WATCH How dominant was the Packers’ offense in last week’s victory over the Vikings? Green Bay controlled the ball for 41 minutes, 16 seconds for its highest time of possession in a game since Nov. 22, 2009.

Vikings at Colts

Noon

LINE — Colts by 3 SERIES — Colts lead 17-7-1; Colts beat Vikings 34-6, Dec. 18, 2016

ON OFFENSE (RK) VIKINGS VS. COLTS (RK)

(12) 134.0 RUSH 88.0 (23)

(11) 248.0 PASS 357.0 (3)

(10) 382.0 YARDS 445.0 (3)

(4) 34.0 POINTS 20.0 (19)

ON DEFENSE (RK) VIKINGS VS. COLTS (RK)

(29) 158.0 RUSH 91.0 (11)

(31) 364.0 PASS 150.0 (2)

(32) 522.0 YARDS 241.0 (2)

(32) 43.0 POINTS 27.0 (21) WHAT TO WATCH Colts QB Philip Rivers needs one win to tie Hall of Fame QB Fran Tarkenton for No. 8 in a career (124), and two touchdown passes to become the sixth player in league history with 400. He also needs 24 completions to pass Dan Marino (4,967) for fifth, and 366 yards passing to become the sixth player in league history with 60,000.

Bills at Dolphins

Noon

LINE — Bills by 5 1/2 SERIES — Dolphins lead 61-50-1; Bills beat Dolphins 37-20, Nov. 17, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) BILLS VS. DOLPHINS (RK)

(21) 98.0 RUSH 87.0 (24)

(4) 306.0 PASS 182.0 (27)

(6) 404.0 YARDS 269.0 (28)

(9) 27.0 POINTS 11.0 (31)

ON DEFENSE (RK) BILLS VS. DOLPHINS (RK)

(2) 52.0 RUSH 217.0 (32)

(8) 202.0 PASS 140.0 (1)

(3) 254.0 YARDS 357.0 (13)

(8) 17.0 POINTS 21.0 (15) WHAT TO WATCH The Dolphins started 11 newcomers last week, including four rookies. They’re the youngest team in the NFL with an average age of 25.6 years. Three players are older than 28. That leads to cases such as 23-year-old LB Jerome Baker, who had a career-high 16 tackles last week but also had a pair of penalties on the Patriots’ final touchdown drive.

49ers at Jets

Noon

LINE — 49ers by 7 SERIES — 49ers lead 10-3; Jets beat 49ers 23-17 OT, Dec. 11, 2016

ON OFFENSE (RK) 49ERS VS. JETS (RK)

(16) 123.0 RUSH 52.0 (31)

(14) 243.0 PASS 202.0 (25)

(16) 366.0 YARDS 254.0 (30)

(19) 20.0 POINTS 17.0 (23)

ON DEFENSE (RK) 49ERS VS. JETS (RK)

(31) 180.0 RUSH 98.0 (12)

(15) 224.0 PASS 306.0 (29)

(26) 404.0 YARDS 404.0 (26)

(18) 24.0 POINTS 27.0 (21) WHAT TO WATCH The 49ers are all banged up, with top weapons TE George Kittle and WR Deebo Samuel out this week. Rookie WR and first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk was injured for the opener, but he is expected to make his debut against a woeful Jets’ secondary. It could be a big first day in the NFL.

Rams at Eagles

Noon

LINE — Eagles by 1 1/2 SERIES — Eagles lead 22-19-1; Eagles beat Rams 30-23, Dec. 16, 2018

ON OFFENSE (RK) RAMS VS. EAGLES (RK)

(6) 153.0 RUSH 57.0 (30)

(8) 269.0 PASS 208.0 (21)

(5) 422.0 YARDS 265.0 (29)

(19) 20.0 POINTS 17.0 (23)

ON DEFENSE (RK) RAMS VS. EAGLES (RK)

(22) 136.0 RUSH 80.0 (5)

(20) 244.0 PASS 159.0 (3)

(21) 380.0 YARDS 239.0 (1)

(8) 17.0 POINTS 27.0 (21) WHAT TO WATCH Disaster is the nicest way to describe Philadelphia’s offensive line until further notice. Rams DT Aaron Donald, who controlled the Cowboys’ offensive line last week, must be salivating after seeing the eight sacks Carson Wentz suffered last week against Washington.

Broncos at Steelers

Noon

LINE — Steelers by 7 SERIES — Broncos lead 20-11-1; Broncos beat Steelers 24-17, Nov. 25, 2018

ON OFFENSE (RK) BRONCOS VS. STEELERS (RK)

(20) 107.0 RUSH 141.0 (8)

(19) 216.0 PASS 208.0 (21)

(22) 323.0 YARDS 349.0 (21)

(29) 14.0 POINTS 26.0 (13)

ON DEFENSE (RK) BRONCOS VS. STEELERS (RK)

(19) 130.0 RUSH 29.0 (1)

(21) 247.0 PASS 262.0 (24)

(20) 377.0 YARDS 291.0 (7)

(5) 16.0 POINTS 16.0 (5) WHAT TO WATCH If you paid attention to Kentucky’s football resurgence, you know RB Benny Snell was the heart and soul of the turnaround. In his second year with the Steelers, he might become their workhorse back. Snell posted a career-best 113 yards rushing Monday after starter James Conner hurt his ankle.

Panthers at Buccaneers

Noon

LINE — Buccaneers by 8 1/2 SERIES — Panthers lead 24-15; Panthers beat Buccaneers 37-26, Oct. 13, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) PANTHERS VS. BUCS (RK)

(15) 129.0 RUSH 86.0 (25)

(10) 259.0 PASS 224.0 (17)

(8) 388.0 YARDS 310.0 (23)

(8) 30.0 POINTS 23.0 (16)

ON DEFENSE (RK) PANTHERS VS. BUCS (RK)

(20) 133.0 RUSH 82.0 (6)

(17) 239.0 PASS 189.0 (7)

(19) 372.0 YARDS 271.0 (6)

(26) 34.0 POINTS 34.0 (26) WHAT TO WATCH Bucs second-year WR Scotty Miller has rapidly developed chemistry with QB Tom Brady, and it showed when he had five catches for 73 yards against the Saints last week — both career-highs. Can Miller develop into Brady’s Tampa version of Wes Welker or Julian Edelman?

Jaguars at Titans

Noon

LINE — Titans by 7 1/2 SERIES — Titans lead 30-21; Titans beat Jaguars 42-20, Nov. 24, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) JAGUARS VS. TITANS (RK)

(22) 91.0 RUSH 130.0 (14)

(31) 150.0 PASS 247.0 (12)

(31) 241.0 YARDS 377.0 (13)

(9) 27.0 POINTS 16.0 (26)

ON DEFENSE (RK) JAGUARS VS. TITANS (RK)

(10) 88.0 RUSH 107.0 (13)

(30) 357.0 PASS 216.0 (14)

(30) 445.0 YARDS 323.0 (11)

(11) 20.0 POINTS 14.0 (4) WHAT TO WATCH Jacksonville started three rookies in the opener: RB James Robinson, CB CJ Henderson and WR Laviska Shenault. Robinson totaled 90 yards from scrimmage; Henderson had four pass breakups, including an interception and one on a fourth-down play that sealed the victory; and Shenault had a receiving TD.

Washington at Cardinals

3:05 p.m.

LINE — Cardinals by 7 SERIES — Washington leads 76-46-2; Washington beat Cardinals 24-6, Sept. 9, 2018

ON OFFENSE (RK) WASHINGTON VS. CARDINALS (RK)

(28) 80.0 RUSH 180.0 (2)

(30) 159.0 PASS 224.0 (17)

(32) 239.0 YARDS 404.0 (6)

(9) 27.0 POINTS 24.0 (15)

ON DEFENSE (RK) WASHINGTON VS. CARDINALS (RK)

(3) 57.0 RUSH 123.0 (17)

(11) 208.0 PASS 243.0 (19)

(4) 265.0 YARDS 366.0 (17)

(8) 17.0 POINTS 20.0 (11) WHAT TO WATCH This is a nice mix of young and old for Washington. No. 2 overall draft pick Chase Young, 21, had 1½ sacks and forced a fumble in his NFL debut against the Eagles. DE Ryan Kerrigan, 32, had 2 sacks, and now has 92 to break the career franchise record.

Ravens at Texans

3:25 p.m.

LINE — Ravens by 7 1/2 SERIES — Ravens lead 9-2; Ravens beat Texans 41-7, Nov. 17, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) RAVENS VS. TEXANS (RK)

(19) 111.0 RUSH 118.0 (18)

(7) 270.0 PASS 242.0 (15)

(11) 381.0 YARDS 360.0 (19)

(2) 38.0 POINTS 20.0 (19)

ON DEFENSE (RK) RAVENS VS. TEXANS (RK)

(23) 138.0 RUSH 166.0 (30)

(4) 168.0 PASS 203.0 (9)

(9) 306.0 YARDS 369.0 (18)

(1) 6.0 POINTS 34.0 (26) WHAT TO WATCH The Ravens have won 13 regular-season games in a row, the league’s longest run since Carolina won 18 in a row in 2014-15. In Baltimore’s 41-7 rout last season of the Texans, Ravens QB Lamar Jackson threw 4 TD passes and the defense had 7 sacks.

Chiefs at Chargers

3:25 p.m. (CBS)

LINE — Chiefs by 8 1/2 SERIES — Chiefs lead 63-56-1; Chiefs beat Chargers 31-21, Dec. 29, 2019

ON OFFENSE (RK) CHIEFS VS. CHARGERS (RK)

(3) 166.0 RUSH 155.0 (5)

(24) 203.0 PASS 207.0 (23)

(15) 369.0 YARDS 362.0 (18)

(4) 34.0 POINTS 16.0 (26)

ON DEFENSE (RK) CHIEFS VS. CHARGERS (RK)

(15) 118.0 RUSH 122.0 (16)

(18) 242.0 PASS 173.0 (5)

(14) 360.0 YARDS 295.0 (8)

(11) 20.0 POINTS 13.0 (3) WHAT TO WATCH The NFL might’ve collectively screwed itself by allowing former LSU RB Clyde-Edwards Helaire fall to the Chiefs with the last pick of the first round. He rushed for the third most yards by a rookie in Week 1 since 2000 (138 yards) against Houston.

Patriots at Seahawks

7:20 p.m. (NBC)

LINE — Seahawks by 4 SERIES — Series tied 9-9; Seahawks beat Patriots 31-24, Nov. 13, 2016

ON OFFENSE (RK) PATRIOTS VS. SEAHAWKS (RK)

(1) 217.0 RUSH 84.0 (26)

(32) 140.0 PASS 299.0 (5)

(20) 357.0 YARDS 383.0 (9)

(18) 21.0 POINTS 38.0 (2)

ON DEFENSE (RK) PATRIOTS VS. SEAHAWKS (RK)

(9) 87.0 RUSH 72.0 (4)

(6) 182.0 PASS 434.0 (32)

(5) 269.0 YARDS 506.0 (31)

(2) 11.0 POINTS 25.0 (19) WHAT TO WATCH After posting two rushing TDs in Week 1, Patriots QB Cam Newton is tied with Otto Graham, Jack Kemp, Steve McNair and Steve Young for the most multi-rushing touchdown games by a quarterback with seven.

Saints at Raiders

7:15 p.m. (ABC/ESPN/ESPN2)

LINE — Saints by 5 1/2 SERIES — Series tied 6-6-1; Raiders beat Saints 35-34, Sept. 11, 2016

ON OFFENSE (RK) SAINTS VS. RAIDERS (RK)

(27) 82.0 RUSH 133.0 (13)

(26) 189.0 PASS 239.0 (16)

(27) 271.0 YARDS 372.0 (14)

(4) 34.0 POINTS 34.0 (4)

ON DEFENSE (RK) SAINTS VS. RAIDERS (RK)

(8) 86.0 RUSH 129.0 (18)

(15) 224.0 PASS 259.0 (23)

(10) 310.0 YARDS 388.0 (25)

(16) 23.0 POINTS 30.0 (25) WHAT TO WATCH The Raiders will play their first game in Las Vegas on Monday night, and that might suit Saints DE Cameron Jordan just fine. Jordan has at least one sack in his previous six road games.

STANDINGS

AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

EAST

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div

Buffalo 1 0 0 1.000 27 17 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 New England 1 0 0 1.000 21 11 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 Miami 0 1 0 .000 11 21 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 NY Jets 0 1 0 .000 17 27 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

SOUTH

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div

Jacksonville 1 0 0 1.000 27 20 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 Tennessee 1 0 0 1.000 16 14 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Houston 0 1 0 .000 20 34 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Indianapolis 0 1 0 .000 20 27 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

NORTH

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div

Baltimore 1 0 0 1.000 38 6 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 Pittsburgh 1 0 0 1.000 26 16 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 Cleveland 1 1 0 .500 41 68 1-0-0 0-1-0 1-1-0 0-0-0 1-1-0 Cincinnati 0 2 0 .000 43 51 0-1-0 0-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 0-1-0

WEST

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away AFC NFC Div

Kansas City 1 0 0 1.000 34 20 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 LA Chargers 1 0 0 1.000 16 13 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Las Vegas 1 0 0 1.000 34 30 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 Denver 0 1 0 .000 14 16 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0

NATIONAL FOOTBALL CONFERENCE

EAST

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div

Washington 1 0 0 1.000 27 17 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 Dallas 0 1 0 .000 17 20 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 NY Giants 0 1 0 .000 16 26 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Philadelphia 0 1 0 .000 17 27 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0

SOUTH

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div

New Orleans 1 0 0 1.000 34 23 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 Atlanta 0 1 0 .000 25 38 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 Carolina 0 1 0 .000 30 34 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 Tampa Bay 0 1 0 .000 23 34 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0

NORTH

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div

Chicago 1 0 0 1.000 27 23 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 Green Bay 1 0 0 1.000 43 34 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 Detroit 0 1 0 .000 23 27 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 Minnesota 0 1 0 .000 34 43 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0

WEST

W L T Pct PF PA Home Away NFC AFC Div

Arizona 1 0 0 1.000 24 20 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0 LA Rams 1 0 0 1.000 20 17 1-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 Seattle 1 0 0 1.000 38 25 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 0-0-0 San Francisco 0 1 0 .000 20 24 0-1-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0

WEEK 2 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY’S GAME

Cleveland 35, Cincinnati 30

TODAY’S GAMES

All times Central

Jacksonville at Tennessee, noon NY Giants at Chicago, noon Detroit at Green Bay, noon Carolina at Tampa Bay, noon Buffalo at Miami, noon San Francisco at NY Jets, noon LA Rams at Philadelphia, noon Atlanta at Dallas, noon Denver at Pittsburgh, noon Minnesota at Indianapolis, noon Washington at Arizona, 3:05 p.m. Baltimore at Houston, 3:25 p.m. Kansas City at LA Chargers, 3:25 p.m. New England at Seattle, 7:20 p.m.

MONDAY’S GAME

New Orleans at Las Vegas, 7:15 p.m.

WEEK 3 SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, SEPT. 24

All times Central

Miami at Jacksonville, 7:20 p.m.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 27

Houston at Pittsburgh, noon Tennessee at Minnesota, noon Cincinnati at Philadelphia, noon Chicago at Atlanta, noon Washington at Cleveland, noon Las Vegas at New England, noon LA Rams at Buffalo, noon San Francisco at NY Giants, noon NY Jets at Indianapolis, 3:05 p.m. Carolina at LA Chargers, 3:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Denver, 3:25 p.m. Detroit at Arizona, 3:25 p.m. Dallas at Seattle, 3:25 p.m. Green Bay at New Orleans, 7:20 p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 28

Kansas City at Baltimore, 7:15 p.m.

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