Thanksgiving Day appetizers: Stats previews

A look the individual leaders and series histories from the NFL Thanksgiving matchups.

Chicago Bears (5-6) AT Detroit Lions (7-4)

 

BEARS

LIONS

THURS. RECORD

23-18-2

38-40-2

SERIES LEADER

96-67-5

 

STREAKS

3 of past 5

Past 2

COACHES VS. OPP.

Trestman: 0-2

Caldwell: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 21-13 vs. Buccaneers

L 34-9 at Patriots

LAST GAME

11/10/13: Lions 21 at Bears 19. Detroit QB Matthew Stafford passes for 219 yards & 3 TDs, including 2 to WR Calvin Johnson. Lions RB Reggie Bush adds 105 rushing yards.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/29/13: Lions 40, Bears 32. Bush rushes for 139 yards & 37-yard TD. Detroit defense has 3 INTs & DT Nick Fairley adds 4-yard FR-TD.

BROADCAST

CBS (12:30 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Wayne Larrivee, Mark Malone, Hub Arkush (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Chi.), 85 (Det.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Chi.), 85 (Det.). 

PASSING

Cutler: 267-400-2825-22 (T2C)-12-93.0

Stafford: 244-415-2943-13-10-81.0

RUSHING

Forté: 196-822-4.2-5

Bell: 141-490-3.5-3

RECEIVING

Forté (RB): 72 (T1C)-598-8.3-3

Tate: 72 (T1C)-1047 (2C)-14.5-3

OFFENSE

346.5

332.5

TAKE/GIVE

-3

+3

DEFENSE

367.3

303.8 (3L)

SACKS

Young: 8

Ansah: 5.5

INTs

3 tied: 3

Quin: 3

PUNTING

O’Donnell (R): 43.6

Martin: 46.6 (3C)

KICKING

Gould: 50 (26/27 PAT; 8/11 FG)

Prater: 44 (8/8 PAT; 12/16 FG)

BEARS: 1st Thanksgiving game since 2004…QB Jay Cutler has won 7 of his past 10 starts vs. Det…In 12 meetings, RB MATT FORTÉ has 1,365 scrimmage yards (113.8 per game) & 9 TDs (6 rush, 3 rec.). Rushed for 2 TDs last week…In last meeting, WR Brandon Marshall had 7 catches for 139 yards & 2 TDs. Since 2012, has 31 rec. TDs, 4th in NFL. WR Alshon Jeffery aims for 3rd in row vs. Det. with 100+ rec. yardsDE Willie Young played 4 years with Det. (2010-13) & had 6 sacks. In 1st year with Chi., has 8 sacks. DT STEPHEN PAEA had 2 sacks last week & has 6 sacks, 2nd most by NFC DT. In 13 games vs. Det., DE Jared Allen has 15.5 sacks, 4 FFs & 36-yard INT-TD. Since 2012, CB Tim Jennings is 2nd in NFL with 13 INTs & ties for 3rd with 3 INT-TDs…

 

LIONS: Play 75th game on Thanksgiving. Host Chi. on Thanksgiving for 1st time since 1999…QB MATTHEW STAFFORD aims for 3rd win in row vs. Chi. Has passed for 771 yards (385.5 per game) & 5 TDs in past 2 on Thanksgiving…RB REGGIE BUSH aims for 3rd consecutive game vs. Chi. with 100+ rush yards…WR CALVIN JOHNSON aims for 6th in row on Thanksgiving with TD catch. In past 17 at home, has 116 catches for 2,039 yards (119.9 per game) & 11 TDs. Since 2011, leads NFL with 5,715 rec. yards & 105.8 rec. yards per game. In past 8, WR Golden Tate has 56 catches for 846 yards (105.8 per game) & 3 TDs. In past 3 at home, has 28 catches for 397 yards (132.3 per game) & 2 TDs… LB DE ANDRE LEVY had INT in last meeting. Has 7 INTs since 2013, most by NFL LB. DT Ndamukong Suh aims for 5th in row vs. Chi. with sack. In past 6, DE Ezekiel Ansah has 4.5 sacks & 3 FFs. In past 2 meetings, DT NICK FAIRLEY has sack & FR-TD.

 


 

Philadelphia Eagles (8-3) AT Dallas Cowboys (8-3)

 

EAGLES

COWBOYS

THURS. RECORD

10-5

30-17-1

SERIES LEADER

 

59-47

STREAKS

 

3 of past 4

COACHES VS. OPP.

Kelly: 1-1

Garrett: 4-4

LAST WEEK

W 43-24 vs. Titans

W 31-28 at Giants

LAST GAME

12/29/13: Eagles 24 at Cowboys 22. Philadelphia RB LeSean McCoy rushes 27 times for 131 yards & adds TD catch. Eagles QB Nick Foles passes for 263 yards & 2 TDs.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/29/13

BROADCAST

FOX (3:30 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Charissa Thompson (Field reporter). Westwood One: Tom McCarthy, Tony Boselli, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Phi.), 85 (Dal.). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Phi.), 85 (Dal.). 

PASSING

Sanchez: 91-146-1187-7-6-86.8

Romo: 203-295-2519-22 (T2C)-6-111.4 (2L)

RUSHING

McCoy: 217-859 (2C)-4.0-3

Murray: 268-1354 (1L)-5.1-7 (T3L)

RECEIVING

Maclin: 63-980 (T3C)-15.6-9 (T3C)

Bryant: 63-879-14.0-10 (T1C)

OFFENSE

411.8 (2C)

387.3 (3C)

TAKE/GIVE

-8

-1

DEFENSE

375.3

355.0

SACKS

Barwin: 12.5 (1C)

Melton: 5

INTs

Jenkins: 3

3 tied: 2

PUNTING

D. Jones: 43.6

C .Jones: 46.5

KICKING

Parkey (R): 108 (1C) (39/39 PAT; 23/25 FG)

BBailey: 88 (T3C) (34/34 PAT; 18/21 FG)

EAGLES: 1st Thanksgiving game in Dal. since 1989 (Eagles won, 27-0)…QB Mark Sanchez won only start vs. Dal. (9/11/11 with NYJ) & passed for 335 yards & 2 TDs. Has 985 pass yards (328.3 per game) in past 3…In last meeting, RB LE SEAN MC COY had 131 rush yards & rec. TD. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in 3 games on Thurs. Rushed for 130 yards & TD last week. In last game vs. Dal. (11/10/13 with NO), RB Darren Sproles had rush TD & rec. TD…WR Jeremy Maclin has TD catch in 3 of past 4 meetings. In past 5, has 36 catches for 535 yards (107 per game) & 5 TDs. Rookie WR Jordan Matthews has 4 TDs in past 4…Rookie KR Josh Huff had 107-yard KR-TD last week, longest TD in franchise history. Phi. has 9 different players with return TD, tied for most in season in NFL history…LB Connor Barwin had 2 sacks last week & leads NFC with 12.5 sacks. LB Mychal Kendricks had 12 tackles, INT & FF in last game vs. Dal. LB Trent Cole had 2 sacks last week…

 

COWBOYS: Are 29-16-1 on Thanksgiving, incl. 6-2 in past 8…QB Tony Romo is 7-1 as starter on Thurs. (6-1 on Thanksgiving) with 108.2 rating. Has won past 3 starts vs. Phi. & has 105.8 rating. In last home meeting, completed 22 of 27 (81.5 pct.) for 303 yards with 3 TDs, 0 INTs & 150.5 rating. Had 4 TDs & 143.4 rating last week…RB DE MARCO MURRAY is 1st ever with 100+ rush yards in 10 of team’s 1st 11 games. Leads NFL with 1,354 rushing yards. Rushed for 3 TDs last year on Thanksgiving…WR Dez Bryant aims for 5th in row with TD & 3rd in row with 2+ TDs. In past 2 on Thanksgiving, has 15 catches for 206 yards (103 per game) & 3 TDs. Has TD in 7 of past 9 at home. In past 2 at home vs. Phi., TE Jason Witten has 18 catches for 243 yards (121.5 per game)…CB Brandon Carr has 2 INTs (1 TD) in past 4 meetings. S Barry Church leads team with 61 tackles. Had INT last week vs. NYG. DE George Selvie had 2 sacks in 10/20/13 meeting vs. Phi.



 

Seattle SEAHWAKS (7-4) AT San Francisco 49ers (7-4)

 

 

SEAHAWKS

49ERS

THURS. RECORD

4-5

9-3-1

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 15-15

 

STREAKS

 

5 of past 7

COACHES VS. OPP.

Carroll: 5-5

Harbaugh: 4-3

LAST WEEK

W 19-3 vs. Cardinals

W 17-13 vs. Redskins

LAST REG-SEA GAME

12/8/13: Seahawks 17 at 49ers 19. San Francisco RB Frank Gore rushes for 110 yards on 17 carries. 49ers K Phil Dawson converts game-winning 22-yard FG with 0:26 remaining.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/8/13

BROADCAST

NBC (5:30 PM PT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Westwood One: Kevin Kugler, Dan Fouts, Laura Okmin (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 88 (WW1), 93 (Sea.), 85 (SF). XM: 88 (WW1), 225 (Sea.), 85 (SF). 

 

PASSING

Wilson: 199-313-2230-14-5-93.0

Kaepernick: 214-347-2615-15-6-92.1

RUSHING

Lynch: 192-852 (3C)-4.4-9 (1L)

Gore: 171-684-4.0-2

RECEIVING

Baldwin: 46-491-10.7-2

Boldin: 65-825-12.7-4

OFFENSE

359.4

340.0

TAKE/GIVE

+6

+8 (3C)

DEFENSE

296.8 (1L)

300.1 (2L)

SACKS

Avril, Bennett: 4

3 tied: 4

INTs

Maxwell: 2

Cox: 4 (T1C)

PUNTING

Ryan: 45.2

Lee: 47.1 (2C)

KICKING

Hauschka: 97 (2C) (28/28 PAT; 23/26 FG)

Dawson: 84 (24/24 PAT; 20/24 FG)

SEAHAWKS: 1st Thanksgiving game since 2008 (at Dal.)…QB Russell Wilson has won past 2 on Thurs. with 5 TDs, 0 INTs & 116.6 rating. Has won 3 of past 4 vs. SF, incl. NFC Champ…In past 6 meetings (incl. NFC Champ.), RB Marshawn Lynch has 600 rush yards (100 per game) & 8 TDs (6 rush). In 5 games on Thurs., has 512 rush yards (102.4 per game) & 6 TDs. Has TD in 10 of past 15 (incl. playoffs) & has 17 TDs in those 15 (14 rush, 3 rec.)…WR Doug Baldwin had 6 catches for 106 yards in NFC Champ. WR Jermaine Kearse had 35-yard TD in NFC Champ…CB Richard Sherman has 2 INTs, FF & TD (90-yard blocked FG return) in past 4 meetings. Since entering league in 2011, leads NFL with 21 INTs. DE Cliff Avril had 2 sacks last week. DE Michael Bennett had sack, FF & FR in NFC Champ. S KAM CHANCELLOR has 2 INTs, FF & FR in past 4 vs. SF (incl. NFC Champ.). In past 3, S Earl Thomas has 19 tackles, 47-yard INT & 2 FFs…

49ERS: QB Colin Kaepernick won only Thurs. start (9/26/13 at StL) & had 115.7 rating. In his starts with 100+ rating (incl. playoffs), team is 15-1 (.938)RB FRANK GORE has 2 highest single-game rushing performances in franchise history, both vs. Sea. (212 yards on 11/19/06 & 207 on 9/20/09). Has 892 rush yards (127.4 per game) in past 7 home meetings. Has 571 rush yards (114.2 per game) in 5 Thurs. games …WR ANQUAN BOLDIN has 14 catches for 221 yards (110.5 per game) & TD in past 2 on Thurs. Had 9 catches for 137 yards & TD last week. TE Vernon Davis had TD in last home meeting. Since 2009 (incl. playoffs), ties for 3rd in NFL with 53 rec. TDs. WR Michael Crabtree aims for 6th in row vs. Sea. w/ 4+ catches (incl. playoffs)…LB Aldon Smith has 6 sacks in past 6 vs. Sea. (incl. playoffs). Had 2 sacks last week. DT Justin Smith had sack & FF last week. Rookie LB Chris Borland has 63 tackles, 2 INTs, FR & sack in past 5. Rookie LB Aaron Lynch has sack in 4 of past 5.


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