Bengals (0-3) at Browns (0-3)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Bengals by 2
Series record: Bengals lead 48-39
Last meeting: Bengals beat Browns 23-10, Dec. 11, 2016
Last week: Bengals lost to Packers 27-24, OT; Browns lost to Colts 31-28
Streaks, stats and notes: Ohio’s two NFL teams enter winless and somewhat aimless. ... Last time Browns and Bengals both entered 0-3 was 2008, when the Browns came away with 20-12 win. ... Bengals have won five in a row in series and 19 of 25. ... Bengals played well last week at Lambeau Field before Aaron Rodgers worked some late magic. .... Hard-hitting LB Vontaze Burfict returns from three-game suspension stemming from exhibition season shot — and previous infractions — on Chiefs FB Anthony Sherman. Because of track record, Burfict needs to be on best behavior to avoid further punishment. He also started last season with three-game suspension. ... Bengals off to 14th 0-3 start in club history. ... Bengals offense ended 25-series TD drought vs. Packers, scoring on first possession under new offensive coordinator Bill Lazor, who replaced Ken Zampese after 0-2 start. ... WR A.J. Green had 10 catches in loss to Packers, matching total from first two games. ... Rookie RB Joe Mixon had 18 carries, one more than first two games combined. ... Bengals rookie DE Carl Lawson had 2 1-2 sacks vs. Packers’ injury-depleted line. ... Browns enter 1-18 in second season under coach Hue Jackson, trying to avoid his second consecutive 0-4 start. Jackson going up against team he knows well after he spent four seasons on Bengals’ staff. ... Rookie QB DeShone Kizer bounced back in his third start, throwing for 242 yards and two touchdowns last week. ... RB Duke Johnson led Browns with six catches for 81 yards last week and role on offense could expand. ... S Jabrill Peppers disappointed with game last week at Indy, missed critical tackle on T.Y. Hilton’s 61-yard TD pass. Peppers said he had trouble sleeping for two days. ... Rookie DE Myles Garrett practiced some this week after top overall pick missed first three games with high right-ankle sprain. It’s possible he could be used in obvious pass situations. Fantasy Tip: Green always seems to play well against Browns, and this time he’s not facing two-time Pro Bowl CB Joe Haden, who’s with Pittsburgh. Green has 52 receptions and six TDs in 11 games against Cleveland.
Steelers (2-1) at Ravens (2-1)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Steelers by 3
Series record: Steelers lead 25-21
Last week: Steelers lost to Bears 23-17, OT; Ravens lost to Jaguars 44-7
Streaks, stats and notes: Twelve of last 18 games between teams decided by three points or fewer. ... Ravens have won six of last eight over Steelers, including playoffs. ... Former Steelers WR Mike Wallace caught 95-yard TD pass vs. Pittsburgh last year, longest offensive play in Ravens history. ... Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is 10-8 as starter vs. Ravens with 31 TDs and 21 INTs. ... Steelers WR Antonio Brown has only three TDs in 13 games against Ravens but scored TD in both games last year. ... Terrell Suggs has sacked Roethlisberger 16½ times, most by an NFL player. ... Brown had 10 catches last week at Bears and first TD of season. He has streak of 111 games with catch and leads NFL with 26 catches for 354 yards. ... Steelers LB Ryan Shazier had 11 tackles and two forced fumbles last week. ... QB Joe Flacco passed for 28 yards last week before exiting. ... Ravens didn’t get turnover last week after totaling 10 in first two games. ... Ravens one of two NFL teams with three RBs (Terrance West, Javorius Allen, Alex Collins) over 100 yards. ... Ravens are 21-7 at home against AFC North under coach John Harbaugh, who took over in 2008. ... Suggs leads team with three sacks and holds franchise record with 117½. ... Ravens K Justin Tucker is second-most accurate in NFL history on FG tries with 89.5 percent success rate. His only miss this year was from 58 yards. ... CBs Brandon Carr and Lardarius Webb each has two of Ravens’ eight INTs. ... Ravens rookie Tyus Bowser one of three LBs with sack and INT. ... Fantasy Tip: TE Benjamin Watson has been Flacco’s favorite target with 11 catches for 103 yards and TD. He’s taken over role held by injured TE Dennis Pitta, who led team in receptions last year.
49ers (0-3) at Cardinals (1-2)
Time: 4:05 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Cardinals by 6½
Series record: 49ers lead 29-22
Last week: 49ers lost to Rams 41-39; Cardinals lost to Cowboys 28-17
Streaks, stats and notes: There are six former 49ers on the Cardinals roster: K Phil Dawson, P Andy Lee, G Alex Boone, QB Blaine Gabbert, G Mike Iupati, S Antoine Bethea. ... Cardinals swept all four games against 49ers in past two years. ... 49ers played last Thursday and will be much more rested than Cardinals, who played Monday night. ... 49ers RB Carlos Hyde third in NFL rushing (253 yards), averaging 5.2 yards per carry. ... 49ers’ next three games are at Cardinals, at Colts and at Redskins. ....49ers’ last two losses were by combined seven points, five to Seahawks, two to Rams. ... Coach Kyle Shanahan says 49ers plan to do “something together” to respond to President Trump’s comments last weekend. 49ers and Rams are only teams not to play since Trump’s remarks. ... Cardinals sacked 49ers 10 times in two games last season, including two apiece by edge rushers Markus Golden and Chandler Jones. ... QB Carson Palmer is third in NFL in yards passing (925), behind Aaron Rodgers and Tom Brady. ... Palmer was sacked six times by Cowboys. .... Larry Fitzgerald’s 13 receptions against Dallas matched career high. Fitzgerald has caught pass in 198 consecutive games. ... Cardinals are 4-0-1 in last five vs. NFC West. ... Fantasy Tip: Fitzgerald has 16 career TD catches vs. 49ers. Only team he has more against is Rams (17).
Titans (2-1) at Texans (1-2)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Titans by 1
Series record: Titans lead 16-14
Last week: Titans beat Seahawks 33-27; Texans lost to Patriots 36-33
Streaks, stats and notes: Texans have won five of last six meetings. ... Titans QB Marcus Mariota has eight touchdown passes with one interception in past five games against AFC South. ... RB DeMarco Murray had 115 yards rushing with 75-yard TD last week. ... RB Derrick Henry looks for TD in third consecutive division game. ... WR Rishard Matthews has 271 yards receiving and two TD receptions in three meetings against Texans. ... WR Eric Decker has averaged 116 yards receiving in last three games against Texans. ... Rookie TE Jonnu Smith has TD catch in two consecutive games. ... LB Wesley Woodyard leads team with 27 tackles and is one of three in NFL with at least 25 tackles and sack. ... LB Avery Williamson has 20 tackles combined in last two games against Texans. ... LB Derrick Morgan has five sacks combined in last six against division. ... DT Jurrell Casey had two sacks in last game vs. Texans. ... K Ryan Succop enters with franchise-best streak of 45 successful field goals from inside 50 yards, dating back to 2014. The NFL record is 46, set by Falcons kicker Matt Bryant from 2013-2015. ... Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson had career-high 301 yards passing with two TDs last week. Watson leads all QBs with 124 yards rushing. ... RB Lamar Miller is fifth in AFC with 182 yards rushing. He has 195 yards rushing with two TDs combined in last two games against Titans. ... WR DeAndre Hopkins has 823 yards receiving with five TD receptions in eight career games vs. Titans. ... DE J.J. Watt does not have sack in 2017, but has sack in each of last eight meetings with Titans. ... LB Benardrick McKinney is only player in NFL with at least 20 tackles and two sacks this season. ... DE Jadeveon Clowney had four tackles for losses, two sacks and returned fumble for touchdown last week. He has three tackles for losses, two sacks and forced fumble in last three combined against division. ... LB Whitney Mercilus (Garfield High School) has 20½ sacks since 2015. ... Fantasy Tip: Texans rookie RB D’Onta Foreman, last season’s Doak Walker Award winner, has been getting more carries each week and had 25 yards rushing and 65 yards receiving last week.
Redskins (2-1) at Chiefs (3-0)
Time: 8:30 p.m. Monday
Opening line: Chiefs by 8½
Series record: Chiefs lead 8-1
Last week: Redskins beat Raiders 27-10; Chiefs beat Rams 24-10
Streaks, stats and notes: Redskins’ only win over Chiefs was Sept. 18, 1983. Redskins have been outscored 191-69 in six games since. ... Teams have never met on Monday night. ... Redskins’ Chris Thompson (13.0) and Chiefs’ Kareem Hunt (9.6) are tops among NFL RBs in scrimmage yards per touch this season. ... Redskins and Cardinals are only two teams never to win at Arrowhead Stadium. ... Redskins have not started 3-1 or better since 2011. ... Redskins have not had two wins against AFC opponents since 2008. They beat Raiders last week. ... Washington LB Zach Brown is second in NFL with 32 tackles. ... Redskins did not allow Raiders to convert on third down last week (0-for-11). .... Redskins have allowed 57 sacks since 2015 season, tied for best in NFL with Giants and Raiders. ... Redskins OT Trent Williams is expected to start 100th career game. Ryan Kerrigan will start his 100th consecutive regular-season game, longest streak among LBs. ... Chiefs are plus-4 in turnover margin, tied for third best in NFL. They have not allowed any points off turnovers. ... Chiefs average league-leading 162 yards rushing, and 397.3 yards total offense is third best in league. ... Hunt had 172 yards rushing last week vs. Rams. He leads league with 401 yards rushing. ... Hunt has six TDs through his first three career games, most by rookie since 1981. ... Travis Kelce needs 96 yards receiving to pass Fred Arbanas (3,101) for second among Chiefs TEs. ... QB Alex Smith has thrown seven TD passes without interception. He leads NFL with 132.7 rating. ... Chiefs placed K Cairo Santos on IR and signed rookie Harrison Butker off Panthers practice squad. Santos is franchise’s career leader in FG success rate at 84.8 percent. ... Fantasy Tip: Cousins could have hands full against Chiefs this week. CBs Marcus Peters and Terrence Mitchell combined for three picks of Philip Rivers last week, and pass rushers Justin Houston, Dee Ford and Chris Jones should keep pressure on him all night.
Jaguars (2-1) at Jets (1-2)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Jaguars by 4½
Series record: Tied 6-6
Last week: Jaguars beat Ravens 44-7; Jets beat Dolphins 20-6
Streaks, stats and notes: Both teams coming off surprising wins, with Jaguars back from trip to London last weekend. ... Jets have won last three meetings. ... Jaguars are road favorites after being underdogs for last 44 consecutive games away from home. ... Jaguars above .500 entering Week 4 for first time since 2007. They enter week with NFL’s best point differential at plus-38. ... Coach Doug Marrone was Jets’ offensive line coach from 2002-05 and was candidate for head coaching job that was given to Todd Bowles in 2015. ... QB Blake Bortles threw for 244 yards with four TDs and no INTs with 128.2 rating vs. Ravens. ... TE Marcedes Lewis had three TD catches vs. Ravens last week, tying Allen Robinson and Jimmy Smith for team’s single-game record. Lewis has 31 career TD receptions, second in franchise history to Smith (67). ... RB Leonard Fournette had TD run last week, giving him one in each of first three career games. He joins Kansas City’s Kareem Hunt as first pair of rookies with rushing TD in each of first three games in same season since 1980. Fournette’s 199 yards are most by Jaguars rookie through three games. ... Chris Ivory, Fournette’s backup, had 18 TDs in three seasons with Jets from 2013-15. ... Jaguars’ NFL-leading 13 sacks through three games are most in franchise history. ... Offensive line tied with Tennessee Titans for least sacks allowed with two. ... DE Calais Campbell, in first season with Jaguars, ranks third in NFL with 4½ sacks. ... Defense held Ravens to 64 yards passing, including just 28 by Joe Flacco last week. It was second-lowest total given up in team history, topped only by 33 yards allowed vs. Browns in 2000. ... Jets inducting former C Kevin Mawae into team’s Ring of Honor at halftime. Mawae, who played for New York from 1998-2005, is 18th player inducted. ... QB Josh McCown was 18-of-23 for 249 yards with TD for 126.3 QB rating last week in victory over Dolphins. McCown ranks fifth in NFL with 69.8 completion percentage. ... RB Matt Forte could miss game with turf toe. Bilal Powell, who ran for TD last week, would likely assume starting role with rookie Elijah McGuire behind him. Jets signed former Saints RB-KR Travaris Cadet earlier in week to add depth. ... TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins returned from two-game suspension and tied for team lead with five catches, which matched career high, for 31 yards. ... Defense held Dolphins to 1-of-12 on third downs and 0-for-3 on fourth downs last week. ... LB Demario Davis has 32 tackles, tied for second most in NFL. ... Rookie S Jamal Adams had first career sack last week. ... S Terrence Brooks had two INTs last week and was selected AFC defensive player of week. ... DLs Leonard Williams and Muhammad Wilkerson each looking for first sack this season. ... Fantasy Tip: Powell could see lots of touches in this one with Forte unlikely to play, and could thrive against 28th-ranked run defense.
Bills (2-1) at Falcons (3-0)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Falcons by 8½
Series record: Falcons lead 7-4
Last week: Bills beat Broncos, 26-15; Falcons beat Lions 30-26
Streaks, stats and notes: Roof on new Mercedes-Benz Stadium will be closed. Falcons had first open-air home game since Dec. 15, 1991 vs. Packers on Sept. 17. ... Falcons coach Dan Quinn was defensive line coach at William & Mary, his first college job, in 1994 when Bills coach Sean McDermott played safety for school. ... Bills allowed just two touchdowns to match franchise low through three games. Also allowed three TDs through three games in 1981, ’82 and ’83. ... Rookie CB Tre’Davious White had first career interception last week. ... Bills have allowed no TD passes and have four INTs. ... Bills’ last 3-1 start was in 2011, when they were 4-1. ... Bills had lost nine in a row when having no more than 75 yards rushing before last week’s win over Denver. ... RB LeSean McCoy has four TDs in last two games against Falcons. ... Bills have not forced fumble in 13 consecutive games. ... QB Matt Ryan’s three interceptions last week were his first of season. He had not thrown more than one interception in game since having two on Nov. 29, 2015 against Vikings. ... Falcons have bye next week. ... RB Devonta Freeman looking for fourth consecutive game against AFC team with 100-plus yards rushing and receiving combined. ... Fantasy Tip: There are no more concerns that shared role with RB Tevin Coleman would diminish Freeman’s value. Start Freeman, especially at home. Freeman has 12 TDs, 11 rushing and one receiving, in last six home games. He had 106 yards rushing, 32 yards receiving and TD last week.
Rams (2-1) at Cowboys (2-1)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Cowboys by 7
Series record: Cowboys lead 17-15
Last week: Rams beat 49ers 41-39; Cowboys beat Cardinals 28-17
Streaks, stats and notes: Rams 13-12 in series against Cowboys while previously in LA (1960-92). Eight of those meetings (4-4) were in playoffs, most for Rams in postseason and tied for Cowboys’ most with Packers. ... Cowboys seeking longest winning streak in series at four games. ... Rams QB Jared Goff was first overall pick in last year’s draft, Cowboys’ Dak Prescott was 135th (fourth round) before becoming NFL Offensive Rookie of Year. ... Goff had career-best 145.8 passer rating against 49ers with 292 yards, three TDs. He’s fourth in NFL with 118.2 rating. ... RB Todd Gurley tied with KC’s Kareem Hunt for NFL lead with six total touchdowns (four rushing, two receiving). He needs three TDs to tie Hall of Famer Emmitt Smith of Dallas and Redskins’ Stephen Davis for most in first four games. ... WR Sammy Watkins has five TDs in past three road NFC games. ... Since entering NFL in 2013, WR Tavon Austin only player with 10-plus TDs receiving (12), eight-plus rushing (8) and three punt return scores. ... Aaron Donald leads NFC DTs with 29 sacks, 59 tackles for loss since entering NFL in 2014. ... DE Robert Quinn had forced fumble in last Dallas meeting, leads NFL with 17 since 2013. ... Prescott has 12 TD passes with one interception in nine career home starts. ... RB Ezekiel Elliott has 958 yards rushing, eight TDs in nine career home games. ... WR Dez Bryant has TD catch in all three career meetings with Rams, looking for third consecutive game with TD grab. ... TE Jason Witten fourth all-time with 1,107 catches, but had just one against Cardinals. ... DE DeMarcus Lawrence had career-high three sacks against Arizona and leads NFL with 6½. ... DT Maliek Collins had two sacks against Cardinals for second career multi-sack game. ... CB Orlando Scandrick has three sacks, three forced fumbles, interception and eight pass breakups in past eight home games. ... Fantasy Tip: Elliott, defending NFL rushing champ, still looking for breakout game, facing 29th-ranked rush defense with possibility of six-game suspension over domestic incident going into effect if federal appeals court rules against him next week.
Colts (1-2) at Seahawks (1-2)
Time: 8:30 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Seahawks by 13
Series record: Colts lead 7-4
Last week: Colts beat Browns 31-28; Seahawks lost to Titans 33-27
Streaks, stats and notes: First meeting in Seattle since Christmas Eve 2005. ... QB Jacoby Brissett to make third start. Threw for 259 yards and one TD, ran for two TDs in win over Browns. ... He’s first Colts QB to rush for two TDs, pass for one TD in game since Bert Jones in 1974. ... RB Frank Gore needs 50 yards rushing to pass Eric Dickerson for seventh on all-time rushing list. Gore’s next 100-yard rushing game will tie O.J. Simpson for 16th most in NFL history at 42. ... Gore has five 100-yard games but just one rushing touchdown in 19 career games vs. Seahawks. ... WR T.Y. Hilton with 153 yards receiving against Browns, 25th career 100-yard game, third most in franchise history. He had 140 yards and two TDs in only career game against Seahawks. ... Colts rank eighth in NFL allowing 3.25 yards per rushing attempt. ... LB Jon Bostic has team-high 21 tackles. Bostic had 10 tackles vs. Browns. ... CB Rashaan Melvin had two interceptions in win over Browns. Melvin is second in NFL with six passes defensed. ... Rookie S Malik Hooker going for third consecutive game with interception. ... K Adam Vinatieri needs four FGs to tie Gary Anderson for second most in league history. ...Seahawks 19-3-1 in Thursday, Sunday or Monday night games under Pete Carroll and 12-1 at home. ... Seahawks to retire No. 45 of Hall of Fame safety Kenny Easley at halftime. ... QB Russell Wilson threw for career-high 373 yards and four TDs last week vs. Titans. Sixth career game with four TD passes for Wilson. ... RB Chris Carson clearly established as starter. Carson has 37 carries, no other Seahawks RB has more than eight. ... Status of WR Doug Baldwin (groin) uncertain. Baldwin had 10 receptions before begin injured vs. Titans. Baldwin’s 20 receptions are 11 more than any other Seahawks receiver. ... TE Jimmy Graham averaging just 7.4 yards per reception. ... WR Paul Richardson has touchdown receptions in two consecutive games. ... Seahawks allowed 195 yards rushing to Titans last week, most since giving up 205 to Tampa Bay in Week 9 of 2013 season. ... Seahawks rank 30th in NFL, allowing 146 yards rushing per game. ... Seahawks have allowed three offensive TDs of 30 or more yards in three games. Seahawks allowed two offensive TDs of 30 or more yards in entire 2012 and 2014 seasons. ... Seahawks had zero sacks and zero QB hits vs. Titans for fourth time in past two seasons Seattle failed to get sack. ... Secondary is without interception through three games. Only two interceptions have been from rookie DT Nazir Jones and LB Bobby Wagner. ... Wagner is leading team in tackles with 27, fifth in NFL. ... Seahawks yet to allow points in first quarter, but have allowed 35 third-quarter points. ... Fantasy Tip: Graham has yet to pop this season and with Baldwin ailing, Graham could be Wilson’s favored target in the passing game.
Panthers (2-1) at Patriots (2-1)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Patriots by 9
Series record: Tied 3-3
Last week: Panthers lost to Saints 34-13; Patriots beat Texans 36-33
Streaks, stats and notes: Teams meeting for first time in regular-season game at Gillette Stadium since 2009; Patriots beat Panthers on field goal in closing seconds of 2004 Super Bowl to capture franchise’s second championship. ... Three of six games between Panthers and Patriots have been decided by seven or fewer points. ... Panthers QB Cam Newton passed for 209 yards and three TDs in last meeting. ... RB Jonathan Stewart has 6,800 career rushing yards and needs 47 to become team’s all-time leader. ... Stewart has three TDs in past three games vs. AFC. ... Rookie RB Christian McCaffrey led team with nine receptions for 101 yards last week. He ranks first among NFL rookies with 173 receiving yards, and is second in catches (18). ... At age 37, LB Julius Peppers leads team with 2½ sacks. Peppers ranks fifth in NFL history with 146 career sacks. ... LB Luke Kuechly had 12 tackles in last meeting. ... S Kurt Coleman led team with nine tackles last week. ... Patriots have 49-12 record vs. NFC teams since realignment in 2002, which is best inter-conference record in NFL during that time. ... With 185 career regular-season victories as starting quarterback, Tom Brady is one win from tying Brett Favre and Peyton Manning (186) for most regular-season wins in NFL history. ... RB Mike Gillislee is tied for NFL lead with four rushing TDs. ... TE Rob Gronkowski has 14 catches for 205 yards and two TDs in past two games. ... LB Kyle Van Noy led team with 11 tackles last week against Saints. ... Fantasy Tip: Newton has struggled in Panthers’ first three games, but could be due for big game against Patriots defense that gives up league-high 461 yards per game and allows league-high 331 passing yards per game.
Eagles (2-1) at Chargers (0-3)
Time: 4 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Chargers by 1
Series record: Chargers lead 7-4
Last week: Eagles beat Giants 27-24; Chargers lost to Chiefs 24-10
Streaks, stats and notes: Although Chargers lead series, team have split last four meetings dating to 2001. Nine of 11 games have been decided by eight or fewer points, including five by three or fewer. ... Eagles’ last game in Los Angeles proper was 31-10 win against Raiders at Coliseum on Nov. 8, 1992. ... Eagles lead NFC with .587 winning percentage (40-28-1) vs. AFC opponents since 2000. ... RB Darren Sproles, who began career with Chargers, suffered ACL, broken forearm on same play last week. ... Eagles released another former Chargers RB, Ryan Mathews, during training camp. ... Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich was Chargers quarterbacks coach in 2013, offensive coordinator in 2014-15 before being fired in staff purge. Reich credited with helping Philip Rivers bounce back from shaky few seasons. ... Rivers threw three interceptions in loss to Chiefs. He led league in pickoffs two of last three seasons, including career-high 21 in 2016. .. Chargers DE Melvin Ingram had career-high three sacks vs. Chiefs. He leads AFC, is second in NFL with 5½ sacks. ... Chargers tied for second in NFL with 11 sacks. ... Chargers have lost 26 of last 35 games dating to start of 2015 season and are trying to avoid first 0-4 start since 2003, when they opened 0-5 en route to 4-12 record. ... Fantasy Tip: Eagles secondary has been banged-up, so WR Keenan Allen could be good play.
Saints (1-2) vs. Dolphins (1-1) in London
Time: 9:30 a.m. Sunday
Opening line: Saints by 3
Series record: Dolphins lead 6-5
Last week: Saints beat Panthers 34-13; Dolphins lost to Jets 20-6
Streaks, stats and notes: Saints are 1-0 at Wembley Stadium, where Dolphins are 1-2. ... Saints beat San Diego Chargers in London in 2008. ... Dolphins lost to New York Giants in first NFL regular-season game played at Wembley Stadium in 2007. ... Dolphins playing in London for third time in last four seasons. ... Saints QB Drew Brees visited Dolphins as prospective free agent in 2006, but Saints made stronger offer of six years, $60 million. ... Since joining Saints, Brees has passed for 54,630 yards, 391 TDs, won 2010 Super Bowl. ... This season, Brees has 867 yards passing (289 per game), six TDs, no INTs for 109.7 rating. ... Saints WR Ted Ginn Jr. spent first three NFL seasons with Dolphins (2007-09). Ginn had 40-yard TD catch last week. ... Saints intercepted three passes last week, one each by P.J. Williams, Marcus Williams and Kenny Vaccaro. ... Marcus Williams was 2017 second-round draft choice. His INT last week was first in career. ... Saints rookie DE Trey Hendrickson had first career sack, forced fumble last week. ... Dolphins allowing NFL-worst 8.6 yards per pass and 4.3 yards per play, ranking next to last. ... Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is Louisiana native, played at LSU. Landry averaging NFL-leading 9½ catches per game. ... Dolphins RB Jay Ajayi is from London, attended Boise State. He’s averaging 100.8 yards rushing per game in last four. ... Dolphins WR Kenny Stills played first two NFL seasons for Saints. He has TD catch in last two games. ... Dolphins DE Cameron Wake had sack last week. ... Dolphins QB Jay Cutler is 34, four years younger than Brees. ... Fantasy Tip: Saints’ top WR Michael Thomas, who has 87 or more yards receiving in each of past two games, could feast on struggling Dolphins secondary.
Lions (2-1) at Vikings (2-1)
Time: 1 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Off
Series record: Vikings lead 71-38-2
Last week: Lions lost to Falcons 30-26; Vikings beat Buccaneers 34-17
Streaks, stats and notes: Though Vikings have all-time lopsided edge in division rivalry, Lions have won eight of last 13 meetings. They swept series in 2014 and 2016, with Vikings winning both matchups in 2015. ... Lions lead NFL with plus-6 turnover margin. They’re second with seven interceptions. ... Lions WR Golden Tate tied with Rob Gronkowski of Patriots for league lead with nine third-down receptions. ... Matt Prater made FGs from 55 and 57 yards last week vs. Falcons, becoming second player in NFL history with 10 career 55-plus yard makes; Raiders’ Sebastian Janikowski has 13. Prater has not missed kick this season. ... Lions punter Jeff Locke spent first four years of career with Vikings. ... Vikings WRs Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs are second and third in league in receiving yards. ... Vikings rookie Dalvin Cook is second in NFL with 288 yards rushing. ... Vikings LT Riley Reiff, 2012 Lions first-round draft pick, will face ex-team for first time. ... Fantasy Tip: Vikings kicker Kai Forbath has made all 21 field goals attempted since joining team for final seven games of last season. Over that 10-game span, he’s tied with Prater and Jason Myers of Jaguars for most makes in league.
Raiders (2-1) at Broncos (2-1)
Time: 4:25 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Broncos by 1½
Series record: Raiders lead 62-51-2
Last week: Raiders lost to Redskins 27-10; Broncos lost to Bills 26-16
Streaks, stats and notes: Jack Del Rio faces former team and former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, who is now the Broncos quarterbacks coach. ... Raiders P Marquette King leads league with 53.3-yard average, 48.8-yard net average ... QB Derek Carr has 13 TD throws, three interceptions in last seven road games. ... RB Marshawn Lynch has 75 TD runs since entering NFL in 2007, second most in league. ... WR Amari Cooper, fourth overall draft pick in 2015, has caught just 10 passes through three games. He’s coming off one of worst outings in career when Redskins held him to one catch for 6 yards. Cooper has 6 drops, most in league, including four in opener against Titans. ... WR Michael Crabtree tied for second in league with three TD catches. ... DE Khalil Mack leads league with 28 sacks since 2015. ... LB Cory James led Raiders with 12 tackles, forced fumble last week. ... Broncos QB Trevor Siemian has six TD throws, two interceptions at home this season. He’s thrown for 1,259 yards with nine TDs vs. four interceptions for 100.6 passer rating in last five games at Sports Authority Field. ... Oakland native C.J. Anderson has 310 scrimmage yards, four TDs in last three meetings. ... RB Jamaal Charles had first TD run with Broncos last week. In dozen career games against Raiders, Charles has 962 scrimmage yards with 11 TDs (six rush, five receiving). Charles needs 134 scrimmage yards to becoming 11th active player with 10,000. ... WR Demaryius Thomas has 37 catches for 454 yards in last five games vs. Raiders in Denver. ... ILB Brandon Marshall had 10 tackles last week. ... CB Aqib Talib’s 34 interceptions since ’08 most among active players. ... OLB Von Miller needs 2½ sacks to tie Karl Mecklenburg for second place on team’s all-time list. Fantasy Tip: Denver’s No. 4 overall defense ranks first against run after shutting down Melvin Gordon, Ezekiel Elliott, LeSean McCoy in first three weeks.
Giants (0-3) at Buccaneers (1-1)
Time: 4:05 p.m. Sunday
Opening line: Buccaneers by 5
Series record: Giants lead 14-6
Last week: Giants lost to Eagles 27-24; Bucs lost to Vikings 34-17
Streaks, stats and notes: Giants have won last five meetings, including 24-14 playoff victory in Tampa to begin 2007 team’s run to Super Bowl. ... QB Eli Manning 5-0 all-time against Bucs, who haven’t beaten Giants since 2003. ... Manning has thrown for seven touchdowns in past three games vs. Bucs. He threw for season-best 366 yards and three TDs last week vs. Eagles. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr., had nine receptions for 79 yards, two TDs last week. Beckham had nine catches for 105 yards in only career game against Bucs. ... WR Sterling Shepherd has three TD receptions in past five road games and comes off seven-catch, 133-yard, one-TD performance vs. Eagles. ... Bucs QB Jameis Winston faces Giants for second time in career. He was intercepted three times on road last week vs. Vikings. Winston has 11 TD passes and three interceptions in past seven home games. ... RB Doug Martin will sit, serving final game of four-game suspension for violating NFL’s policy on performance enhancers. With him sidelined, Bucs are 26th in league in rushing, though part is result of falling behind Vikings early and finishing with eight carries for 26 yards. ... WR Mike Evans had eight receptions for 150 yards in only previous meeting with Giants. ... WR DeSean Jackson has faced Giants 15 times during career, scoring nine TDs: six receiving, two on punt returns, one rushing. ... Fantasy Tip: Beckham, penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct for TD celebration last week, says he has better one planned. With Bucs 32nd in pass defense, he may get chance to reveal it. ... Jackson got open deep twice for Bucs vs. Vikings, with Winston hitting him once for TD. Expect them to test secondary early and often, especially with Evans commanding attention on other side of field.
— Associated Press
NFL preview capsules: Week 4
Bengals (0-3) at Browns (0-3)