The Ravens, who haven’t allowed a touchdown, have a home opener against Cleveland did not score a touchdown against them in two games last year, a game against 2-0 Pittsburgh who hasn’t scored an offensive touchdown in regulation, and a game against the worst offense in football, Buffalo, coming up.
Baltimore has kept Palmer who had 2 TD @ New England and Mark Sanchez who had 3 TD vs. New England, out of the end zone.
LaDainian Tomlinson had 102 yards from scrimmage against New England, a total only matched once last year as a Charger, at home against Cincinnati with 117. His 76 yards rushing vs. NE was matched just once last year as well, at home vs. Philadelphia.
Brian Finneran caught his first TD since week 14 2008 @ NO.
Under Ken Whisenhunt, the Cardinals have lost 6 games by at least 21 points and have won the next game 5 of those times. It also is no guarantee that Atlanta will beat Arizona in a potential playoff match-up as the Packers and Eagles have both beaten Whisenhunt teams by 21 or more in the regular season only to lose in the postseason to them.
Matt Hasselbeck has had multiple touchdowns in back-to-back games for the first time since games 12 and 13, @PHI and vs. ARI, in 2007. Aaron Rodgers has had multiple touchdowns in four of his last five games, five out of six if you count the playoffs with the only time he didn’t achieve this being a 48-10 beating of Hasselbeck’s Seahawks.
Kyle Orton passed for more than 275 yards three times in 33 starts as a Chicago Bear, games 5, 6, and 7 in 2008. He did the same just once in his first 12 games as a Bronco, then five times in his last six games. He is 2-4 as a Bronco, 4-5 overall in those games.
Despite not throwing the ball a lot, Orton is turnover prone. There were rumors that Jay Cutler’s lack of intelligence led to McDaniels listening to trade offers but Sunday ended a run of 9 out of 10 games in which Denver has had a QB turn the ball over, one of which was Chris Simms off the bench.
Atlanta’s defense had 15 INTs last season and have 4 already this year.
Tampa Bay is 12-2 in their last 14 turnover-free games. Raheem Morris’s Bucs are 4-2 when they win the turnover battle.