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NFL Today, Week 10

NFL Today, Week 10

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Monday, Nov. 12

Kansas City (1-7) at Pittsburgh (5-3). The Chiefs have yet to lead in regulation this season, have a minus-20 turnover differential, last in the league, and face a Steelers team that is 7-0 at Heinz Field on Monday nights since stadium opened in 2001.

STARS

Passing

-Drew Brees, Saints, threw for 298 yards and three TDs in handing Atlanta its first loss, 31-27.

-Peyton Manning, Broncos, was 27 for 38 for 301 yards and one TD in a 36-14 victory at Carolina. Manning threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL's career list with Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).

-Josh Freeman, Bucs, passed for two TDs in a 34-24 win over San Diego and has thrown for 13 TDs with just one interception in his past five games.

-Joe Flacco, Ravens, threw for 341 yards and three touchdowns as Baltimore set a club record with 55 points in a 55-20 romp over Oakland.

-Andy Dalton, Bengals, threw a career-high four touchdown passes - each to a different receiver - to beat the New York Giants 31-13.

Rushing

-Adrian Peterson, Vikings, raced 61 yards for the game-sealing touchdown and had 171 yards on 27 carries in a 34-24 victory over Detroit. Peterson has 1,128 yards rushing.

-Chris Johnson, Titans, became the first rusher to gain 100 yards on the ground against Miami in the past 23 games. He had 126 yards on 23 carries and one score.

-Marshawn Lynch, Seahawks, had 124 yards rushing and a 1-yard TD plunge in a 28-7 rout of the Jets. He has 1,005 yards rushing for the season.

-Arian Foster, Texans, had 29 carries for 102 yards and added a 2-yard TD reception in Houston's 13-6 win over Chicago.

-Steven Jackson, Rams, rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown in a 24-24 tie with the 49ers.

Receiving

-TE Jimmy Graham, Saints, caught seven passes for a career-best 146 yards and two touchdowns as New Orleans beat Atlanta 31-27. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, finished with 11 catches for 122 yards and two scores while becoming the first tight end to catch 100 touchdown passes. He now has 101.

-Calvin Johnson, Lions, had 207 yards on 12 catches, including a touchdown, in a 34-24 loss at Minnesota.

-Demaryius Thomas, Broncos, caught nine passes for 135 yards in helping Denver beat Carolina 36-14.

-Danario Alexander, Chargers, scored on an 80-yard pass and had five receptions for 134 yards in a 34-24 defeat at Tampa Bay.

-Torrey Smith, Ravens, caught TD passes of 47 and 20 yards on his only two receptions in a 55-20 rout of Oakland.

-Danny Amendola, Rams, made 11 catches for 102 yards - he had an 80-yarder in overtime negated by a penalty - in a 24-24 tie at San Francisco.

Special Teams

-Jacoby Jones went 105 yards on a kickoff in a 55-20 rout of Oakland to become the first Ravens player to have two KO returns for TDs in a season. He also had one for 108 yards vs. Dallas.

-Linebacker Adam Heyward, Bucs, scooped up a punt blocked by Dekoda Watson and ran 29 yards for a touchdown in a 34-24 win over San Diego.

-Blair Walsh, Vikings, kicked field goals of 48, 23, 23 and 33 yards in a 34-24 win over Detroit.

-Trindon Holliday, Broncos, returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown in a 36-14 victory at Carolina.

-Dwayne Harris, Cowboys, had a 78-yard punt return for a score in a 38-23 victory over Philadelphia.

Defense

-CB Tony Carter, Broncos, returned an interception 40 yards for a score in a 36-14 win at Carolina.

-CB Brandon Carr, Cowboys, picked off a pass and went 47 yards for a TD in a 38-23 victory at Philadelphia.

-Paul Kruger, Ravens, had two sacks and an interception in a 55-20 romp past Oakland.

-Lavonte David, LB, Buccaneers, was in on 14 tackles in a 34-24 victory against San Diego.

-DE Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets, returned a fumble 21 yards for New York's only points in a 28-7 loss at Seattle.

MILESTONES

-Tony Gonzalez, Falcons, caught the 100th TD pass of his career, a 2-yarder from Matt Ryan in Atlanta's 31-27 loss at New Orleans. He added another score on a 6-yard pass and is the first tight end with 100 TD receptions.

-Peyton Manning, Broncos, threw his 420th touchdown pass to move into a tie for second place on the NFL's career list with Dan Marino. He trails only Brett Favre (508).

-Baltimore set a club record for points in a 55-20 rout of Oakland.

-Marques Colston's TD against Atlanta was the 55th of his NFL career, tying Deuce McAllister for first in that category in Saints history.

STATS

San Francisco's 24-24 tie with St. Louis was the first in four years in the NFL, since Cincinnati and Philadelphia played a 13-13 tie. ... The Bucs topped 30 points for the fourth straight week. They have scored 28 or more in five consecutive games for the first time in franchise history. ... Miami's 37-3 defeat at the hands of the Titans was the most lopsided at home since 1968 and worst anywhere since 2000. ... The 55 points scored by Baltimore tied an Oakland record for points allowed, a mark set in 1961 and matched in 1981. ... The home team has won every game in the Giants-Bengals series, which the Bengals lead 6-3 after a 31-13 victory. ... The Giants have given up 39 passes of 20 yards or more, 10 for touchdowns. ... The Bills had 35 first downs, their most ever and the most ever allowed by New England, but the Patriots won 37-31. Buffalo also had 14 penalties for 148 yards.

SWINGS

The Saints' defense came in allowing a league-worst 176.5 yards rushing per game, but held Atlanta to 46 yards in a 31-27 victory. ... A week after rushing for 251 yards and four touchdowns at Oakland, Bucs rookie Doug Martin set up a first-half field goal with a 42-yard reception but finished with 68 yards rushing in a 34-24 win. ... The Titans came into the game at Miami on pace to set an NFL record for points allowed in a season, but they won 37-3. The Titans didn't commit a turnover after totaling five a week ago.

STREAKS

The Raiders got a 55-yard pass from Carson Palmer to Darrius Heyward-Bey, the ninth straight game in which Oakland scored in the final two minutes of the first half. But the Ravens easily won 55-20. ... Tennessee's Rob Bironas set a franchise record for most consecutive extra points without a miss, breaking Al Del Greco's mark. Bironas has made 232 in a row. ... New England has won 11 straight against Buffalo at Gillette Stadium. ... Cincinnati snapped a four-game slide by beating the Giants. ... Bengals WR A.J. Green has a touchdown catch in eight straight games.

SACKS

The Broncos sacked Cam Newton seven times, with Kevin Vickerson getting two in a 36-14 win over Carolina. ... Eli Manning was sacked a season-high four times by Cincinnati.

SIDELINED

QBs Michael Vick of the Eagles and Alex Smith of the 49ers left their games with concussions. Vick was hit by Dallas LB Ernie Sims on an incomplete pass. Smith was injured when Jo-Lonn Dunbar crashed into him. ... Chicago saw its quarterback, Jay Cutler, leave at halftime against Houston with a concussion. ... Tampa Bay linebacker Quincy Black was hospitalized for observation of a neck injury after being carted off the field during the third quarter. Black was injured tackling running back Ryan Mathews for a 1-yard loss, remaining on the ground for a while. The Bucs did not release specific details about the injury, but coach Greg Schiano said the sixth-year pro is expected to be OK.

SPEAKING

``I think anyone would like to keep playing. I really don't know what good a tie does. It's frustrating when you play a game and you put so much into it during the week and during the course of it, today five quarters, you'd like to come away with either a win or a loss.'' - Rams QB Sam Bradford after a 24-24 tie with San Francisco, the first stalemate in four years.

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Prediction and preview for Raiders at Ravens

Prediction and preview for Raiders at Ravens

What: Raiders (2-1) vs. Ravens (3-0)

When: Sunday, 1 p.m.

Where: M & T Bank Stadium

Injuries:

Ravens – RB Kenneth Dixon (knee), CB Sheldon Price (thigh), and LT Ronnie Stanley (foot) are doubtful; WR Kamar Aiken (thigh), OLB Elvis Dumervil (foot), WR Devin Hester (thigh), LG Alex Lewis (concussion), DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), G John Urschel (shoulder) are questionable.

Raiders – S Nate Allen (quad), OT Austin Howard (ankle), OT Menelik Watson (calf) are out; C Rodney Hudson (knee), RB Taiwan Jones (knee), OT Matt McCants (knee) are questionable.

Five questions to ask:

1. How badly will Stanley’s injury hurt the Ravens’ offense?

The guess is that Stanley won’t play, and even if he does, he won’t be 100 percent. Raiders outside linebacker Khalil Mack is one of the NFL’s best pass rushers. If James Hurst starts at left tackle, the Ravens will have to give him help to deal with Mack.

2. Will Raiders LG Kelechi Osemele punish his former teammates?

Osemele is one of the league’s best and most physical linemen, and he talked about pancaking some of the Ravens this week. He also says the Ravens didn’t try hard to keep him during free agency, and Osemele has a long memory. There could be some thunderous collisions between Osemele and Ravens’ defenders. If Osemele loses his composure, it will hurt the Raiders, who lead the NFL in penalties.

3. Will Ravens’ corners Jimmy Smith and Shareece Wright give up the homerun ball to the Raiders?

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr loves to throw deep, and he torched the Ravens for 351 yards and three touchdowns in 2015. Raiders wide receiver Amari Cooper beat Smith during a 37-33 Raiders’ victory. Raiders wide receiver Michael Crabtree has superb hands, and both he and Cooper topped 100 yards against the Ravens last year. The Ravens’ secondary has improved, with Eric Weddle and Lardarius Webb taking over as the starting safeties. But the Raiders will try to isolate Smith and Wright, looking for a big play or two that could make the difference.

4. With OLB Elvis Dumervil returning to action, will the Ravens’ pass rush be dominant?

The Ravens have gotten good pressure on quarterbacks without Dumervil, led by Terrell Suggs and Timmy Jernigan with three sacks each. Now Dumervil is ready for his 2016 debut, after missing the first three games recovering from foot surgery. Carr could face a lot more pressure in the pocket than he did against the Ravens last year.

5. Can the Ravens finally have a breakout game offensively?

The Raiders rank dead last in the NFL on defense, yielding 436 yards per game. The Ravens only have four touchdowns all season. It’s time for quarterback Joe Flacco and the offense to put four quarters together.

Prediction:

Ravens 30, Raiders 20 – Being at home, and getting a consistent pass rush on Carr, should allow the Ravens to remain unbeaten.

RELATED: Stanley misses 3rd straight practice, question mark for Sunday

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Fantasy Football: Updated Week 4 rankings

Fantasy Football: Updated Week 4 rankings

Updated Week 4 fantasy football rankings following news on several key players, including Bills receiver Sammy Watkins placed on injured reserve. 

Quarterbacks

1.  Philip Rivers, SD -- The Saints defense has only allowed three touchdown passes, but they're not stopping anyone. Opponents are averagng over 300 passing yards per game. Look for Rivers top that at home in what projects as another shootout.
 
2.  Cam Newton, CAR
 
3.  Drew Brees, NO
 
4.  Andrew Luck, IND
 
5.  Matthew Stafford, DET
 
6.  Kirk Cousins, WAS
 
7.  Andy Dalton, CIN
 
8.  Carson Palmer, ARI
 
9.  Blake Bortles, JAC
 
10.  Ben Roethlisberger, PIT
 
11.  Derek Carr, OAK
 
12.  Joe Flacco, BAL
 
13.  Matt Ryan, ATL
 
14.  Russell Wilson, SEA - The Seahawks offensive line is a mess, the Jets defensive front rocks and Wilson isn't 100 percent. Don't be shy about sitting him for comparable option.
 
15.  Dak Prescott, DAL
 
16.  Trevor Siemian, DEN
 
17.  Eli Manning, NYG
 
18.  Jameis Winston, TB
 
19.  Alex Smith, KC
 
20.  Ryan Tannehill, MIA
 
21.  Jimmy Garoppolo, NE
 
22.  Sam Bradford, MIN
 
23.  Brian Hoyer, CHI -- For those in need, Hoyer faces a Lions defense that has allowed an NFL-high 10 touchdown passes.
 
24.  Brock Osweiler, HOU
 
25.  Tyrod Taylor, BUF
 
26.  Marcus Mariota, TEN
 
27.  Ryan Fitzpatrick, NYJ
 
28.  Blaine Gabbert, SF
 
29.  Jacoby Brissett, NEQ
 
30.  Cody Kessler, CLEQ

Running Backs

1. David Johnson, ARI
 
2.  Le'Veon Bell, PIT - He's baaaaaack. Adjust your lineups. Not the easiest of returning matchups, but Kansas City hasn't been exactly stout against the run so far.
 
3.  Ezekiel Elliott, DAL
 
4.  C.J. Anderson, DEN
 
5.  Melvin Gordon, SD
 
6.  Lamar Miller, HOU
 
7.  LeGarrette Blount, NE
 
8.  Mark Ingram, NO
 
9.  DeMarco Murray, TEN
 
10.  LeSean McCoy, BUF
 
11.  Todd Gurley, LA
 
12.  Carlos Hyde, SF
 
13.  Christine Michael, SEA
 
14.  Jeremy Hill, CIN
 
15.  Matt Forte, NYJ
 
16.  Frank Gore, IND
 
17.  Charles Sims, TB
 
18.  Devonta Freeman, ATL
 
19.  Matt Jones, WAS
 
20.  Isaiah Crowell, CLE -- The Redskins are not good stopping the run and the Browns will want to help rookie QB Cody Kesseler  by featuring Crowell and Duke Johnson.
 
21.  Jordan Howard, CHI
 
22.  Spencer Ware, KC
 
23.  Latavius Murray, OAK
 
24.  Theo Riddick, DET
 
25.  Jerick McKinnon, MIN
 
26.  Tevin Coleman, ATL
 
27.  Giovani Bernard, CIN
 
28.  Orleans Darkwa, NYG -- Tricky call here since Rashard Jennings looks like a game-time decision. If Jennings sits and with no Shane Vereen, Darkwa would receve 18+ touches.
 
29.  Dwayne Washington, DET
 
30.  Cameron Artis-Payne, CAR
 
31.  Chris Ivory, JACQ
 
32.  Terrance West, BAL
 
33.  T.J. Yeldon, JAC
 
34.  Duke Johnson, CLE
 
35.  Justin Forsett, BAL
 
36.  Matt Asiata, MIN
 
37.  Fozzy Whittaker, CAR
 
38.  DeAngelo Williams, PIT
 
39.  Derrick Henry, TEN
 
40.  Jamaal Charles, KC -- Good news! Charles (knee) will reportedly make his season debut. However, Spencer Ware likely remains heavily involved for now as Kansas City works its star back into action. Monitor news Sunday morning if you're considering using Charles as an RB2 or Flex.
 
41.  James White, NE
 
42.  Chris Thompson, WAS
 
43.  Damien Williams, MIA
 
44.  Kenyan Drake, MIA
 
45.  Jay Ajayi, MIA
 
46.  Alfred Morris, DAL
 
47.  Travaris Cadet, NO
 
48.  Robert Kelley, WAS
 
49.  Bilal Powell, NYJ
 
50.  DeAndre Washington, OAK
 
51.  Shaun Draughn, SF
 
52.  Dexter McCluster, SD
 
53.  Paul Perkins, NYG
 
54.  Chris Johnson, ARI
 
55.  Jalen Richard, OAK
 
56.  Devontae Booker, DEN
 
57.  Mike Gillislee, BUF
 
58.  Bobby Rainey, NYG
 
59.  Jacquizz Rodgers, TB
 
60.  Robert Turbin, IND

Wide Receivers

1.  Antonio Brown, PIT
 
2.  A.J. Green, CIN
 
3.  Allen Robinson, JAC
 
4.  Julio Jones, ATL
 
5.  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
 
6.  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
 
7.  Marvin Jones, DET
 
8.  Alshon Jeffery, CHI
 
9.  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
 
10.  Travis Benjamin, SD -- The DFS stack of the week? Benjamin and Philip Rivers against the Saints' terrible secondary. Factor in the likelihood Antonio Gates sits and Benjamin could get 15+ targets.
 
11.  T.Y. Hilton, IND
 
12.  Brandin Cooks, NO
 
13.  Amari Cooper, OAK
 
14.  Kelvin Benjamin, CAR
 
15.  Mike Evans, TB
 
16.  Demaryius Thomas, DEN
 
17.  DeSean Jackson, WAS
 
18.  Jarvis Landry, MIAQ
 
19.  Doug Baldwin, SEA
 
20.  Julian Edelman, NE
 
21.  Stefon Diggs, MIN
 
22.  Emmanuel Sanders, DEN -- His 27 targets nearly doubles teammates Demaryius Thomas. Now faces a Bucs defense allowing the third most points to fantasy wide receivers.
 
23.  Jeremy Maclin, KC
 
24.  Michael Crabtree, OAK
 
25.  Terrelle Pryor, CLE
 
26.  Willie Snead, NO
 
27.  Tyrell Williams, SD
 
28.  Sterling Shepard, NYG
 
29.  Brandon Marshall, NYJ
 
30.  Steve Smith, BAL -- Prediction: Smith goes for 90+ yards and a touchdown. Jalen Ramsey angered him. Sorry, Oakland. This ranking could rise by Sunday.
 
31.  Will Fuller, HOU
 
32.  Allen Hurns, JAC
 
33.  Devante Parker, MIAQ
 
34.  Mike Wallace, BAL
 
35.  Michael Floyd, ARIQ
 
36.  Jamison Crowder, WAS
 
37.  Phillip Dorsett, INDQ
 
38.  Golden Tate, DET
 
39.  Tavon Austin, LAQ
 
40.  Tajae Sharpe, TENQ
 
41.  Quincy Enunwa, NYJ -- No Eric Decker means more work for the impressive Enunwa
 
42.  Tyler Lockett, SEAQ
 
43.  Cole Beasley, DAL
 
44.  Michael Thomas, NO
 
45.  Torrey Smith, SFQ
 
46.  Mohamed Sanu, ATLQ
 
47.  Terrance Williams, DAL
 
48.  Victor Cruz, NYG
 
49.  Pierre Garcon, WAS
 
50.  Dez Bryant, DALQ
 
51.  Kevin White, CHI
 
52.  Kenny Britt, LAQ
 
53.  Anquan Boldin, DET
 
54.  Chris Hogan, NE
 
55.  Marquise Goodwin, BUF
 
56.  Vincent Jackson, TB
 
57.  Robert Woods, BUF
 
58.  Dontrelle Inman, SD
 
59.  Markus Wheaton, PIT
 
60.  Kenny Stills, MIA

Tight Ends

1.  Greg Olsen, CAR
 
2.  Jordan Reed, WAS
 
3.  Rob Gronkowski, NE -- Patriots list Gronk as questionable. It would be understandable why owners would fret using him after last week's bait and switch. Just not sure how you can though assuming the Sunday morning news isn't scary.
 
4.  Travis Kelce, KC
 
5.  Eric Ebron, DET
 
6.  Dennis Pitta, BAL
 
7.  Kyle Rudolph, MIN
 
8.  Coby Fleener, NO
 
9.  Julius Thomas, JACQ
 
10.  Jason Witten, DAL
 
11.  Zach Miller, CHI
 
12.  Delanie Walker, TENQ
 
13.  Dwayne Allen, IND
 
14.  Jimmy Graham, SEAQ
 
15.  Gary Barnidge, CLE
 
16.  Jacob Tamme, ATL
 
17.  Hunter Henry, SD
 
18.  Martellus Bennett, NE
 
19.  Jack Doyle, IND
 
20.  Charles Clay, BUF
 
21.  Cameron Brate, TB
 
22.  Clive Walford, OAK
 
23.  Jesse James, PIT
 
24.  Larry Donnell, NYG
 
25.  Vance McDonald, SF

Defenses

1.  Arizona Cardinals
 
2.  Denver Broncos
 
3.  Seattle Seahawks
 
4.  Houston Texans
 
5.  New England Patriots
 
6.  Minnesota Vikings
 
7.  Carolina Panthers
 
8.  Cincinnati Bengals
 
9.  New York Jets
 
10.  Washington Redskins -- Home game against a rookie QB in his first road start screams streaming option
 
11.  Kansas City Chiefs
 
12.  Pittsburgh Steelers
 
13.  Baltimore Ravens
 
14.  Los Angeles Rams
 
15.  New York Giants
 
16.  Buffalo Bills
 
17.  Detroit Lions
 
18.  Miami Dolphins
 
19.  Indianapolis Colts
 
20.  Dallas Cowboys

Kickers

1.  Stephen Gostkowski, NE
 
2.  Adam Vinatieri, IND
 
3.  Chandler Catanzaro, ARI
 
4.  Justin Tucker, BAL
 
5.  Dan Bailey, DAL
 
6.  Steven Hauschka, SEA
 
7.  Graham Gano, CAR
 
8.  Josh Lambo, SD
 
9.  Brandon McManus, DEN
 
10.  Dustin Hopkins, WAS
 
11.  Blair Walsh, MIN
 
12.  Matt Prater, DET
 
13.  Cairo Santos, KC
 
14.  Will Lutz, NO
 
15.  Chris Boswell, PIT
 
16.  Josh Brown, NYG -- Minnesota has allowed the most field goal attempts (12) thru three weeks. 
 
17.  Matt Bryant, ATL
 
18.  Nick Novak, HOU
 
19.  Mike Nugent, CINQ
 
20.  Sebastian Janikowski, OAK