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N.Y. JETS at MIAMI








OPENING LINE: Jets by 3



SERIES RECORD: Jets lead 48-44-1



LAST MEETING: Dolphins beat Jets 19-17, Jan. 1, 2012



LAST WEEK: Jets lost to Steelers 27-10; Dolphins beat Raiders 35-13



DID YOU KNOW? New Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano was Dolphins coach in 2008-11. Coach Rex Ryan is 2-4 against Miami, has a worse record against only one AFC team, Baltimore (0-2). ... Jets are 14 for 26 converting third downs, second best in NFL. Their defense has given up third-down conversions 14 of 24 times, worst in league. New York ranks third in NFL with kickoff return average of 27.2 yards. ... All-Pro CB Darrelle Revis missed last week's loss with concussion. TE Dustin Keller is battling hamstring injury.


Miami's Reggie Bush ranks first among RBs in receptions since 2006 with 346. ... Bush has gained at least 100 yards rushing and receiving combined in his past six games. He's second in league rushing this season. ... Dolphins haven't had 100-yard rusher against Jets in past nine meetings. ... Dolphins haven't allowed 100-yard rusher in past 16 games, NFL's longest streak. ... Miami's giving up 2.2 yards per carry, best in NFL. ... Dolphins rank next to last in sacks per pass play. QB Ryan Tannehill has been sacked four times and thrown 66 passes. He got his first NFL TD pass in win over Oakland.



PHILADELPHIA



at ARIZONA








OPENING LINE: Eagles by 4



SERIES RECORD: Cardinals lead 56-54-5



LAST MEETING: Cardinals beat Eagles 21-17, Nov. 13, 2011



LAST WEEK: Eagles beat Ravens 24-23; Cardinals beat Patriots 20-18



DID YOU KNOW?: Philadelphia opponents have reached red zone 4 times, tied for third-fewest in NFL. On those occasions, opponent has scored TD once. Arizona has had opponents in red zone seven times and allowed two TDs. ... Philadelphia is only NFL team to win first two games each by one point. … Philadelphia has nine turnovers in first two games. No one else in the NFL has more than 6 (Chiefs). ... QB Michael Vick is 2nd in NFL in yards passing (688) and first in interceptions (6). ... CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, acquired by Eagles in trade that sent QB Kevin Kolb to Arizona, had two interceptions in season-opening win against Cleveland.


Arizona DE Calais Campbell was NFC defensive player of week after getting 10 tackles, two sacks, two tackles for loss and three QB hits vs. Patriots. ... Arizona ILB Daryl Washington is second in NFL with 23 tackles. He had 13 against New England. ... Arizona WR Larry Fitzgerald needs two receptions for 700, which would make him youngest player to get there. He is 29; Jason Witten was 30 when he hit 700. ... In last season's win over Eagles, Fitzgerald had seven catches for 146 yards and two TDs. He had one catch for 4 yards last week against Patriots. ... Arizona was first team from NFC West to beat Patriots since league realignment in 2002.



PITTSBURGH at OAKLAND








OPENING LINE: Steelers by 4 1/2



SERIES RECORD: Raiders lead 13-12



LAST MEETING: Steelers beat Raiders 35-3, Nov. 21, 2010



LAST WEEK: Steelers beat Jets 27-10; Raiders lost at Dolphins 35-13



DID YOU KNOW: Steelers make second trip to Oakland since 1995, losing other 20-13 in 2006. ... Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger threw four INTs in only previous game at Coliseum. ... Roethlisberger 19 for 25 for 251 yards and three TDs on third down for 146.8 rating. ... Steelers tops in league converting third downs at 55.9 percent, including 8 for 13 when needing at least 9 yards. ... TE Heath Miller needs 67 yards receiving to become eighth Steeler with 4,000. ... Steelers have most 10-play drives in league with seven as well as highest percentage of three-and-outs with 7 in 19 drives. ... LB LaMarr Woodley needs one sack to become eighth Pittsburgh player with 50 in his career.


Raiders have worst average starting field position in league at the 19.3 yard line. Their opponents have best average starting position at 33.9 yards. ... Oakland one of two teams to cause no turnovers in the first two weeks. ... Raiders rushed for negative yards in second half of both games this season, first team to do that in back-to-back games since at least 1991. ... QB Carson Palmer averages 342.8 yards passing in five home starts with Oakland. ... Palmer 4-9 with 77.4 passer rating vs. Steelers, including playoff loss in January 2006.



NEW ENGLAND at BALTIMORE








OPENING LINE: Ravens by 3



SERIES RECORD: Patriots lead 7-1



LAST MEETING: Patriots beat Ravens 23-20, Jan 22, 2012



LAST WEEK: Patriots lost to Cardinals 20-18; Ravens lost to Eagles 24-23



DID YOU KNOW: Rematch of 2011 AFC championship game, won by Patriots 23-20. ... First time teams will meet in Baltimore since Patriots won 27-24 in December 2007 to keep perfect record intact. ... Patriots and Ravens seeking to avoid dropping below .500 after losing last week. Since beginning of 2003 season, New England is 27-3 after loss. Baltimore has won 13 straight following a defeat. ... Ravens S James Ihedigbo played with Patriots in 2011, starting 12 games. ...


Patriots 10-5 in Sunday night games. ... NE QB Tom Brady has at least one TD pass in 34 straight regular season games, fourth-best mark in NFL history. ... With win, Patriots coach Bill Belichick moves into sole possession of eighth place on career list. He's tied with Chuck Knox at 193. ... New England 64-33 on road this decade. ... Ravens have won 11 straight and 19 of 20 at home. ... Third game in stretch in which Baltimore plays four games in 18 days.


-- The Associated Press


 
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