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PHILADELPHIA








OPENING LINE: Eagles by 2 1/2



SERIES RECORD: Eagles lead 17-12-1



LAST MEETING: Falcons beat Eagles 35-31, Sept. 18, 2011



LAST WEEK: Falcons had bye; Eagles had bye



DID YOU KNOW? Eagles have won last six of last eight meetings and 8-2 vs. Falcons under coach Andy Reid. ... Falcons QB Matt Ryan grew up in nearby Exton and was captain of football, basketball and baseball teams at Penn Charter HS. He's 0-2 at Lincoln Financial Field. ... Ryan has 67.1 completion percentage, 13 TDs and two interceptions in past five road games. ... Falcons 27-0 when Ryan has passer rating of 100 or higher. ... RB Michael Turner had 114 yards and one TD in last game vs. Eagles. ... WR Roddy White has 26 catches for 323 yards and four TDs in last four games vs. Eagles. ... WR Julio Jones aims for sixth straight road game with TD catch.


Eagles QB Michael Vick spent first six seasons with Atlanta after being selected first overall in 2001. ... RB LeSean McCoy had 95 yards rushing in last game vs. Falcons. Eagles 10-1 when he rushes for 100 yards. ... Eagles 13-0 after bye under Reid. ... Eagles have zero sacks in past three games. Led NFL with 50 last year. ... DE Trent Cole has three sacks in last two games vs. Falcons.



MIAMI at N.Y. JETS








OPENING LINE: Jets by 3



SERIES RECORD: Jets lead 49-45-1



LAST MEETING: Jets beat Dolphins 23-20 in overtime, Sept. 23, 2012



LAST WEEK: Dolphins had bye; Jets lost to Patriots 29-26 OT



DID YOU KNOW? Jets won last meeting on Nick Folk's 33-yard field goal in overtime: after Dolphins' Dan Carpenter missed attempts in fourth quarter and OT. ... Dolphins 12-10 in games following bye, but 0-3 against Jets in matchups after their week off. ... QB Ryan Tannehill leads all Dolphins rookie QBs in team history in completions (118), attempts (198), yards (1,454) and completion percentage (59.6) through first six games. ... RB Reggie Bush averaging 4.8 yards per carry as member of Dolphins, which ties him with Tony Nathan for second on team's career list. ... DE Cameron Wake has 6 1/2 sacks this season, giving him 34 1/2 : most ever by a Dolphins player in his first four seasons.


Jets looking to sweep regular-season series for first time in Rex Ryan's three-plus seasons as coach. ... At halftime, New York retiring No. 90 jersey of former DE Dennis Byrd, who was briefly paralyzed from the waist down after a collision in a game in 1992. ... QB Mark Sanchez's 96.0 quarterback rating in last two weeks ranks him first in AFC in that category during that span. Sanchez coming off 328-yard passing effort, fourth-highest total of career. ... Since WR Santonio Holmes was lost for season to foot injury, second-year WR Jeremy Kerley is fourth in AFC in yards receiving (238) and yards per catch (15.9). ... RB Shonn Greene leads NFL by going 7 for 7 so far on third-and-1 attempts.



N.Y. GIANTS at DALLAS








OPENING LINE: New York by 1 1/2



SERIES RECORD: Dallas leads 57-42-2



LAST MEETING: Cowboys beat Giants 24-17, Sept. 5, 2012



LAST WEEK: Giants beat Redskins 27-23; Cowboys beat Panthers 19-14.



DID YOU KNOW? Giants have won five of last seven in series. ... New York 3-0 at Cowboys Stadium. Only other opposing teams with multiple victories there are Chicago and Philadelphia (two each). ... Dallas trying to sweep season series against Giants for first time since 2007. ... This is 101st regular-season meeting between teams. Dallas has faced Philadelphia and Washington 102 times each. ... Lawrence Tynes has kicked Giants-record 178 consecutive extra points since Oct. 21, 2007. ... Eli Manning 26-5 in October games. ... Manning has started 126 consecutive games in regular season, longest streak by a quarterback.


Tony Romo seventh starting quarterback for Cowboys since Manning's streak began Nov. 21, 2004. ... Giants TE Martellus Bennett has three TDs this season, one short of his total his past four seasons in Dallas: where all four came as rookie in 2008. ... In 16 career games against Giants, Dallas LB DeMarcus Ware has 103 tackles, 13 1/2 sacks, 18 pressures and five forced fumbles. All but one of those sacks is against Manning. ... Romo 15-14 against NFC East teams. ... Romo 231 yards away from overtaking Roger Staubach (22,470) for No. 2 on team's career yards passing list. That's still more than 10,000 yards behind career leader Troy Aikman.



NEW ORLEANS



at DENVER








OPENING LINE: Broncos by 6 1/2



SERIES RECORD: Broncos lead 7-2



LAST MEETING: Broncos beat Saints 34-32, Sept. 21, 2008



LAST WEEK: Saints beat Buccaneers 35-28; Broncos had bye



DID YOU KNOW? Broncos QB Peyton Manning first player in NFL history to throw for 300 yards, three touchdowns and complete 70 percent of passes in three straight games. ... Saints QB Drew Brees looking to extend record to 50 straight games with touchdown pass. ... Broncos have outscored opponents 79-6 in fourth quarter. ... Saints have allowed 2,793 yards over first six games, most since 1950.


Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas has 100 yards receiving in two of three home games this season. ... Broncos CB Tracy Porter played four seasons in New Orleans, and had game-clinching interception return for touchdown in Saints win over Manning and Colts in 2010 Super Bowl. ... Saints DE Junior Galette has four sacks over past four games. ... Saints WR Marques Colston has five touchdowns in past three games.


 
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