The Ravens have allowed 4 rushing TDs, 6 passing TDs, and 18 field goals in 9 games. The Seahawks have allowed 5 rushing TDs, 11 passing TDs and 18 field goals in 9 games. Maybe the Seahawks defense isn’t that bad.
5 division leaders are listed in the top 10 for defensive INTs, with the Packers ahead of the rest with 17 and the Texans have 14 (one more than last season). Those not catching a lot of INTs but still leading their divisions are Raiders (8), Saints (5) and Steelers (tied with two other teams for 30th with 4).
John Skelton and Tim Tebow have winning records at quarterback this season. Philip Rivers and Michael Vick do not.
This is a major statistic: the 49ers have forced three turnovers five times, 2 turnovers three times and had one game with no turnovers forced.
Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick in 6 games before $59m extension: 12 TD, 6 INT; in 3 games since: 4 TD, 6 INT.
The Eagles lost 6 games last season. They spent an estimated $106m in the off-season and need to beat the Giants on the road to avoid having a worse record than last season.
The highest-scoring match-up this weekend is Chargers @ Bears. The teams have combined for 451 points. The 2nd (Saints), 5th (Texans), 18th (Steelers), and 30th (Colts) teams in PPG are off this weekend.
RB Tashard Choice will make his debut with the Redskins against his old team Big D, Tyler Palko will make his first career NFL start for the Chiefs in his 6th season as a pro quarterback and Vince Young could make his first Eagles start.
Ravens WR Anquan Boldin needs seven receptions to reach 700 in his career.
Patriots WR Wes Welker became the first wideout this year to pass the 1000 yard mark with 1006. Steve Smith needs 49, Mike Wallace needs 78, Calvin Johnson needs 115, Jimmy Graham (he had 356 yards last season) 127.
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has a 1st down % of 94.3 but will be matched up with Charles Tillman. The 2010 Chargers got big games from a lot of different receivers but Malcom Floyd is 234 yards behind Jackson this season, and V-Jax has almost 50% of their TD catches (6 of 13).