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San Francisco 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, right, celebrates with middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (56) after recovering a fumble by Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield during the first half Oct. 7 in Santa Clara, Calif.

Here is this week’s games across the NFL.

SAN FRANCISCO (4-0) at LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-2)

4:05 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Rams by 5

Last meeting — Rams beat 49ers 48-32, Dec. 30, 2018

Last week — 49ers beat Browns 31-3; Seahawks beat Rams 30-29

Streaks, stats and notes — California rivals meet in early-season tone setter for probable three-way NFC West race with Seattle. … Rams coach Sean McVay and Niners coach Kyle Shanahan were hired 25 days apart in early 2017. Coaches worked together for four years on Washington Redskins’ staff. McVay is 3-1 against his friend, with Rams’ only loss coming while resting all starters late in 2017 season. … McVay’s 27-10 record matches San Francisco’s Jim Harbaugh for best mark through 37 games for all coaches hired in 21st century. … Rams dropped 87 points while sweeping 49ers last season, most they’ve scored against one opponent in single year since 1996. … Niners off to first 4-0 start since 1990. Only 5-0 starts for franchise since joining NFL are 1990, 1984, 1952. … San Francisco scored TD on first possession of second half in all four games this season. … Niners topped 400 yards of offense in three straight games for first time since 2003. SF last had four-game streak when did it five in row in 1998. … San Francisco ran for 275 yards vs. Cleveland, most in game since 355 vs. Chargers in 2014. Niners lead NFL with 200 yards rushing per game. … 49ers allowed 180 yards last week, fewest in game since Dec. 3, 2017 vs. Bears. … San Francisco has allowed league-low four sacks. … K Robbie Gould missed three FGs last week and five this season after making 72 of 75 in first two seasons with 49ers. … San Francisco started league-best 11 drives in opposing territory… Bay Area native Jared Goff of Rams is third in NFL with 1,649 yards passing, but seven TDs and seven interceptions. … Todd Gurley ranks 18th in NFL with 270 yards rushing. Could be limited by thigh bruise this week, possibly putting spotlight on backup Malcolm Brown. … Aaron Donald has seven sacks in last four meetings with Niners. … K Greg Zuerlein has three missed FGs inside 50 yards this season. Only missed four FGs inside 50 in previous three seasons combined. … Rams sacks leader Clay Matthews will miss game with broken jaw. … Rams are only team with three receivers with 325 yards receiving: Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Kupp is second in NFL with 41 catches, and ranks fourth with 505 yards and four TDs.

DETROIT (2-1-1) at GREEN BAY (4-1)

8:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN

Opening line — Packers by 5 ½

Last meeting — Lions beat Packers 31-0, Dec. 30, 2018

Last week — Lions lost to Chiefs 34-30; Packers beat Cowboys 34-24

Streaks, stats and notes — Lions LS Don Muhlbach to break tie with Hall of Famers Reggie White and Chris Doleman for games played, appearing in 233rd to move into tie for 97th with players such as James Lofton on all-time list. Muhlbach ranks 10th among active players in games played. … QB Matthew Stafford 352 yards passing from 40,000-yard mark for career. Matt Ryan reached mark fastest in 151 games, six more than Stafford has played. … Stafford one TD pass away from 35th against Packers, breaking tie with Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas for most against them. … Lions have given up league-low 393 yards receiving after catches. … Detroit defense allowing NFL-low 1.76 yards inside its 20. … FS Tracy Walker had career-high 12 tackles against Kansas City. … Green Bay 27-11 against Lions since 2000. … Packers 16-3 at home (.842) against Detroit since 2000. … QB Aaron Rodgers has led Green Bay to seven wins in nine starts at home against Detroit, throwing 17 TDs and three INTs with passer rating of 109.4. … Rodgers has passer rating of 100-plus in six of nine home games against Lions. … If Packers win, it will be their first 3-0 start in NFC North since 2012.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS (0-5) at MIAMI (0-4)

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Redskins by 5

Last meeting — Dolphins beat Redskins 17-10, Sept. 13, 2015

Last week — Redskins lost to Patriots 33-7; Dolphins had bye

Streaks, stats and notes — Redskins and Dolphins rank 31st and 32nd in point differential. Redskins have been outscored 151-73, and Dolphins have been outscored 163-26, worst differential after four games since at least 1940. … After halftime Dolphins have been outscored 81-0, and Redskins have been outscored 73-33. … Redskins interim coach Bill Callahan is making debut after Jay Gruden was fired. Callahan was Washington’s offensive line coach. … Callahan last coached NFL game with Raiders in 2003. … Running back Adrian Peterson is three rushing touchdowns from tying Walter Payton for fourth on all-time list. … Redskins TE Jordan Reed is expected to be out again with concussion. … Miami is on pace both to score fewest points in 16-game season, and to allow most. … Fifty players in NFL have scored more touchdowns than Dolphins. … Dolphins have scored two touchdowns and have given up 21. They rank last in red-zone offense and defense. … Miami has had lead for 3 minutes, 47 seconds this season. … Dolphins rank last in NFL in turnover differential at minus-7. … Josh Rosen ranks 34th in 32-team league in passer rating, completion percentage and touchdown passes. … DE Taco Charlton has sack in each of first two games with Miami. … Dolphins play at home for fourth time in first five games.

TENNESSEE (2-3) at DENVER (1-4)

4:25 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Denver by 2½

Last meeting — Titans beat Broncos 13-10, Dec. 11, 2016

Last week — Titans lost to Bills 14-10; Broncos beat Chargers 20-17

Streaks, stats and notes — Marcus Mariota is only QB in NFL to start every game in ‘19 and have no turnovers. … Since Week 14 last season, RB Derrick Henry leads NFL in rushing (973 yards) and TD runs (10). … Rookie WR A.J. Brown had 90-plus yards in two of three road games. … TE Delanie Walker has 50-plus yards in three of last four road games. … Titans rank fourth in NFL with 17 sacks. … Tennessee yielding 15.2 points per game, Denver averaging 18 points. … Former Bears K Cody Parkey will make season debut for Titans after Cairo Santos flopped last week substituting for injured Ryan Succop. … Tennessee sixth team since merger to have just one turnover through first five games. Titans have nine fumbles, recovered eight, lost muff on punt return by Adoree Jackson. … CB Logan Ryan leads NFL DBs with 6½ sacks since 2018. … Titans S Kevin Byard leads NFL with 14 interceptions since 2017. … Titans RB Derrick Henry leads league with 973 yards rushing and 10 TD runs in last nine games. … QB Joe Flacco coming off first victory for Broncos. … Broncos have lost both home games on last-second field goals. … RB Phillip Lindsay had season-best 147 scrimmage yards last week. … Lindsay (469), Royce Freeman (353) only pair of RBs in league with 350-plus scrimmage yards this season. … WR Emmanuel Sanders has three straight home games with 85-plus yards receiving. … OLB Von Miller has 10½ sacks in last 10 home games but just two sacks this season. … S Justin Simmons had eighth career interception last week. … S Kareem Jackson had team-best 10 tackles, forced fumble last week. … ILB Alexander Johnson had eight tackles and end-zone interception in first career start last week.

PHILADELPHIA (3-2) at MINNESOTA (3-2)

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Vikings by 3

Last meeting — Vikings beat Eagles 23-21, Oct. 7, 2018

Last week — Eagles beat Jets 31-6; Vikings beat Giants 28-10

Streaks, stats and notes — First visit to Minnesota by Eagles since winning franchise’s first Super Bowl on Feb. 4, 2018. Eagles beat Vikings 38-7 in NFC championship game that year to get there. … Teams have met four times in postseason, all wins by Eagles. … Eagles QB Carson Wentz, native of border state North Dakota, will play first game in Minnesota. He was redshirt in first year of college with North Dakota State team that beat University of Minnesota in 2011 and was injured before Super Bowl. … TE Zach Ertz had 10 catches for 110 yards and TD in last meeting with Vikings and has six-plus receptions in three of four career games against Vikes. … Eagles are second in league in third-down conversions at 52.9%, behind Texans. … Last week against Jets, Eagles became first team in NFL history with 10 sacks and two defensive TDs in single game. … Eagles have allowed fewest rushing yards in league since start of 2016 season, averaging 90.6 yards per game. Last individual 100-yard rusher against them was Ezekiel Elliott for Cowboys. … Vikings tied for NFL lead with Chiefs, Giants and Raiders with three TD drives of 90-plus yards this season. Those four teams account for half of the league total. … Vikings RB Dalvin Cook had career-high 218 yards from scrimmage last week against Giants. Through his first 20 career games, Cook has the third-most yards (2,106) from scrimmage in team history behind Adrian Peterson (2,228) and Chuck Foreman (2,107). Peterson’s start included NFL single-game record 296 rushing yards. … Vikings WR Stefon Diggs had 10 catches in game against Eagles last year. Through five games this season, he has only 16 receptions. … Vikings have allowed fifth-fewest points per game in NFL at 14.6. … Fantasy tip: Eagles RB Jordan Howard had 606 yards from scrimmage and three TDs in six career games against Vikings while with Bears.

CAROLINA (3-2) vs. TAMPA BAY (2-3) in London

9:30 a.m. Sunday, NFL Network

Opening line — Panthers by 3

Last meeting — Bucs beat Panthers 20-14, Sept. 12, 2019

Last week — Panthers beat Jaguars 34-27; Bucs lost to Saints 31-24

Streaks, stats and notes — Panthers won nine of 13 in series but lost first meeting at home this year. … Carolina playing first international game in franchise history. … Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey’s 866 yards from scrimmage second most through five games in NFL history to Jim Brown’s 988 in 1963. … Panthers QB Kyle Allen won all four career starts with seven TDs, no INTs. Allen first QB in Super Bowl era to win first four starts with no INTs. … Carolina lost last eight starts with Cam Newton at QB. … Panthers second in NFL with 20 sacks. … Coach Ron Rivera won 74th game with Carolina last week, breaking John Fox’s franchise record for coach. … Bucs 0-2 all-time in London, losing to New England (2009) and Chicago (2011). … Tampa Bay DE Shaquil Barrett leads league with nine sacks, one of five players in NFL history with at least nine in first five games. Barrett had three in first meeting with Panthers. … Bucs lead NFL allowing 3.12 yards per catch and rank second with 69.8 yards rushing per game allowed. … Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston’s 1,371 yards passing are most in team history through five games; 11 TD passes rank second. … Winston has 99 career TD passes. … Bucs allowed more than 300 yards passing past four weeks. … Fantasy tip: Tampa Bay WR Chris Godwin has been Winston’s No. 1 target all season. Godwin leads NFL with six TD catches, ranks third with 511 yards receiving. Godwin had eight catches for 121 yards, one TD in first meeting with Carolina.

HOUSTON (3-2) at KANSAS CITY (4-1)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Chiefs by 7.5

Last meeting — Chiefs beat Texans 42-32, Oct. 10, 2017

Last week — Texans beat Falcons 53-32; Chiefs lost to Colts 19-13

Streaks, stats and notes — Chiefs have won four of last five against Texans. … This will be only third meeting between teams at Arrowhead Stadium. … Houston scored second-most points (53) in franchise history last week against Atlanta. … Texans did not allow sack last week for only second time in QB Deshaun Watson’s career. … Houston leads AFC and is second in NFL in red-zone TD efficiency (73.3 percent). … Texans have forced turnovers in 18 straight games, longest active streak in NFL. … Houston WR DeAndre Hopkins would tie Randy Moss (101) for seventh-longest streak to begin career with reception Sunday. … Texans CB Johnathan Joseph would pass Kareem Jackson (16) for most picks in franchise history with next one. … Watson needs 58 yards rushing to reach 1,000 for career. … Houston DE J.J. Watt has sacks in three straight games. … Chiefs are 11-3 at home in October under Andy Reid. … Reid needs one win to reach 200 regular-season victories. He has 211 overall. … Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes has thrown 202 consecutive passes without an interception. Alex Smith has franchise record of 312. … Mahomes has thrown for NFL record 1,831 yards without interception to start season. … Mahomes has 15 career 300-yard passing games, tied with Bill Kenney for second most in Chiefs history. … Kansas City leads AFC at 7.06 yards per play. … Chiefs TE Travis Kelce has receptions in 84 consecutive games. … Kansas City has been held under 40 yards rushing twice in first five games. … Chiefs controlled ball for just 22:45 in loss to Colts. … Fantasy tip: Texans RB Carlos Hyde should be motivated against team that traded him prior to start of season, and he’ll be going against defensive front that has been about as effective at stopping the run as screen door stopping breeze.

NEW ORLEANS (4-1) at JACKSONVILLE (2-3)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Saints by 1

Last meeting — Saints beat Jaguars 38-27, Dec. 27, 2015

Last week — Saints beat Buccaneers 31-24; Jaguars lost to Panthers 34-27

Streaks, stats and notes — Saints have won three straight in series. … Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater is coming off fifth 300-plus-yard passing game of career. He has rating or 100 or higher in two of last three road starts. … RB Alvin Kamara had 100 or more yards from scrimmage in five of past seven games. He has 411 yards from scrimmage and five TDs in four career games on road vs. AFC. Since 2017, he ranks second in NFL in TDs (33) and fourth in yards from scrimmage (3,729). … WR Michael Thomas leads NFL in catches (45) and receiving yards (543). Since 2016, Thomas leads NFL in catches (366) and ranks second in receiving yards (4,330). He’s looking for third straight game with at least nine catches and 90 yards. … DE Cameron Jordan has six sacks in past six road games. … Saints LB Demario Davis and Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew both attended Brandon (Mississippi) High School. The town of 21,000 also produced former NFL running back Jerious Norwood. … Minshew is one of three QBs in Super Bowl era with 100-plus rating and no interceptions through first four career starts. He leads all rookies in TD passes (9) and QB rating (105.6). … RB Leonard Fournette looking for third consecutive 100-yard performance. He has runs of 48, 81 and 69 yards the last three weeks. Fournette is one of two NFL backs (Nick Chubb) with at least 85 yards from scrimmage in every game this season. … WR DJ Chark is second in franchise history and first since Jimmy Smith with at least 160 yards receiving and two scores in single game. Chark leads AFC in receiving yards (485) and TD catches (5). … DE Calais Campbell has seven sacks in last six home games. … DE Yannick Ngakoue has sack in three of last four games against NFC teams. … Jaguars will celebrate “Homecoming Weekend” by bringing more than 80 former players back for game. Team will wear teal jerseys and white pants to mimic franchise’s original combination worn in 1995.

ATLANTA (1-4) at ARIZONA (1-3-1)

4:05 Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Atlanta by 1

Last meeting — Falcons beat Cardinals 40-14, Dec. 16, 2018

Last week — Falcons lost to Texans 53-32; Cardinals beat Bengals 26-23

Streaks, stats and notes — Cardinals and Falcons are tied for No. 1 in NFL with 11 forced fumbles. … Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald and Falcons WR Julio Jones have combined for 100 career games with at least 100 yards receiving. Jones has 51, Fitzgerald 49. … Atlanta has lost all the games it has played at State Farm Stadium, including 2008 wild-card playoff game. … Falcons QB Matt Ryan on pace for ninth straight season with 4,000-plus yards passing. Jones on pace for sixth straight with 1,000-plus yards receiving. … Falcons’ Austin Hooper has 28 catches, second most for TE this season. … Falcons K Matt Bryant has 1,739 career points, ranks third among active kickers behind Adam Vinatieri and Stephen Gostkowski. … Atlanta gave up 592 total yards to Houston in last week’s loss, including 426 yards passing. … Atlanta RB Devonta Freeman averaging just 3.2 yards per carry. Hasn’t scored rushing TD. … Arizona top draft pick Kyler Murray is first NFL QB with at least 1,300 yards passing, 200 yards rushing through first five career games. … Cardinals K Zane Gonzalez leads NFL with 14 field goals this season. … Cardinals LB Chandler Jones has 45 sacks in 53 games since joining team in 2016. … Cardinals LB Terrell Suggs has 136 career sacks, tied with Jared Allen for 11th place in NFL history. … Cardinals had 514 total yards win vs. Bengals. Second time in 11 seasons Arizona topped 500 total yards. … Cardinals have 22 scoring drives this season, ranking eighth in NFL, but 14 ended with field goals. … Cardinals LB Jordan Hicks third in NFL with 54 tackles this season. … Fitzgerald has caught pass in 232 straight games dating back to 2004.

DALLAS (3-2) at NEW YORK JETS (0-4)

4:25 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Cowboys by 7

Last meeting — Jets beat Cowboys 19-16, Dec. 19, 2015

Last week — Cowboys lost to Packers 34-24; Jets lost to Eagles 31-6.

Streaks, stats and notes — Matchup of Nos. 1 and 32 offenses in NFL, with Cowboys averaging 453 yards per game to 180 for Jets. … Cowboys trying to avoid third straight loss after starting 3-0. Most recent three-game skid was first three games of RB Ezekiel Elliott’s six-game suspension in 2017. … Elliott needs 66 yards rushing to join Edgerrin James and LaDainian Tomlinson as only NFL backs to reach 4,500 yards rushing and 1,250 yards receiving in first 50 games. Elliott has 1,291 yards receiving going into his 46th game. … Prescott facing Jets for first time, leaving Patriots, Bills as only teams he hasn’t faced — but plays those two next month. Passed for career-best 463 yards, but also matched career high with three INTs against Packers and has at least one pick in four straight games, longest streak in his three-plus seasons in NFL. … WR Amari Cooper is first Dallas receiver with multiple 200-yard receiving games after going for career-high 226 against Packers. Had one before last year’s trade from Oakland, so is fifth NFL receiver with at least three 200-yard outings, joining Calvin Johnson and Jerry Rice (four apiece) and Isaac Bruce, Julio Jones (three each). … Cowboys have allowed two straight opponents to rush for more than 100 yards. It has been two years since three straight opponents reached triple digits on ground. … Jets off to worst start in 16 years, matching 2003 team under Herman Edwards that also opened 0-4. Looking to avoid first 0-5 start since 1-15 season under Rich Kotite in 1996. … QB Sam Darnold to make first start since season opener after missing last three games while recovering from mononucleosis. He was 28 of 41 for 175 yards with TD in Week 1. … New York has just 233 yards of total offense in last two games — combined — with Luke Falk starting at QB. Jets had 105 against New England on Sept. 22 and 128 at Philadelphia last week. … RB Le’Veon Bell has been early-season workhorse for Jets with 206 yards rushing on 71 carries and team-leading 27 catches for 166 yards and TD, but still waiting for breakout game. … WR Vyncint Smith had 19-yard touchdown run on reverse in Jets debut last week. It was first TD run by Jets WR since Chris Owusu in 2014. … TE Chris Herndon eligible to return from four-game suspension for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy, but injured hamstring last Friday while working out and not expected to play. … Jets have two INT returns for TDs (C.J. Mosley and Jamal Adams) and two safeties (Jordan Jenkins and Brian Poole). … Mosley likely to miss fourth straight game while recovering from groin injury. … LB Neville Hewitt, filling in for Mosley, leads team with 34 total tackles and two sacks. One of three players in NFL this season with 25 or more tackles, more than one sack and an INT. … LB Brandon Copeland likely to make season debut after serving four-game suspension for violating NFL’s policy on performance enhancers.

SEATTLE (4-1) at CLEVELAND (2-3)

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Seahawks by 2

Last meeting — Seahawks beat Browns 30-13, Dec. 20, 2015

Last week — Seahawks beat Rams 30-29; Browns lost to 49ers 31-3

Streaks, stats and notes — Seahawks looking to start 3-0 on road for first time since 1980. … Seahawks have started 5-1 only two times in franchise history: 2003, 2013. … Seahawks 30-19-1 in past 50 road games. … QB Russell Wilson had passer rating of 102 or higher in all five games. … Wilson has gone 174 pass attempts since last interception. Career best is 203 without pick, also franchise record. … Wilson is first QB in Super Bowl era with 1,400 yards passing, 12 TDs and zero INTs in first five games. … RB Chris Carson has rushed for at least 100 yards in consecutive games. … Seahawks’ Will Dissly leads NFL tight ends with four touchdown catches. … Seahawks will have new starter at RG as D.J. Fluker expected out with hamstring injury. Either Ethan Pocic or Jamarco Jones likely to start. … Seattle DE Jadeveon Clowney has interception return for TD and fumble recovery in past two games. … Since 2012, Seahawks 53-0 when leading by four points or more at halftime. … Seahawks lead league with 94 percent conversion scoring rate inside opponents’ 20-yard line. … Browns outplayed in all facets in shellacking Monday night at San Francisco. … Browns 0-2 at home. … QB Baker Mayfield not playing with same confidence as rookie, leads NFL with eight interceptions. … Mayfield failed to throw TD pass at San Francisco for first time in career, ending streak of 17 games. … Mayfield struggling to connect with star WR Odell Beckham Jr., who has had just four catches for 47 yards in past two games. … WR Jarvis Landry got 500th career catch last week. His 503 receptions are seventh most in league history for player in first six seasons. … Browns’ defense gashed for 275 yards rushing by 49ers. O-line allowed four sacks to Niners, who flushed Mayfield from pocket all game. … Browns DE Myles Garrett second in league with seven sacks and has 27 ½ in 32 career games. … Browns rookie P Jamie Gillan averaged 56.7 yards on seven punts last week, with long of 71 yards. … Critical game for Browns, who will have bye next week before visiting Patriots. … Fantasy tip: Beckham due to bust out with monster game. Browns tried to be creative in getting top playmaker ball Monday night and that will likely be emphasis again.

CINCINNATI (0-5) at BALTIMORE (3-2)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Ravens by 11 ½

Last meeting — Ravens beat Bengals 24-21, Nov. 18, 2018

Last week — Bengals lost to Cardinals 26-23; Ravens beat Steelers 26-23, OT

Streaks, stats and notes — Last six games between teams in Baltimore have been split, with each decided by one score. Ravens’ three wins by total of 11 points. … Bengals still looking for first win under coach Zac Taylor. They’re 0-5 for seventh time since 1990, most in NFL over that span. Worst start since Marvin Lewis’ team went 0-8 in 2008. … Billy Price expected to start at LG as Bengals shake up struggling line. … LT Cody Green (concussion) was back to limited practice after missing first five games. Status will be game-time decision. … Bengals gave up 514 yards, including 266 rushing, in loss to Arizona, second time this season they’ve allowed 500 yards and 250 yards rushing in a game. Run defense ranks second to last in league, allowing 167.6 yards per game. … Arizona QB Kyler Murray ran for career-high 93 yards and TD last Sunday. Ravens’ Lamar Jackson ran for 117 vs. Bengals in NFL starting debut last season. … Andy Dalton 8-7 career vs. Ravens with 21 TDs, 17 INTs and 77.7 passer rating. … Bengals missing two top deep threats: A.J. Green sidelined since camp with ankle injury, John Ross III on IR with shoulder injury. … Bengals are second to last in NFL in red zone efficiency, scoring TDs on 4 of 14 possessions. … Ravens playing third straight vs. AFC North foe. Lost to Browns, beat Pittsburgh. … Baltimore without S Tony Jefferson (knee). He had 35 successive starts. … Jackson’s 11 TDs passing rank second in NFL behind Seattle’s Russell Wilson (12). … Baltimore’s 961 yards rushing second most in franchise history after five games. … Ravens 10-12 against Bengals under coach John Harbaugh, who took over in 2008. … Mark Ingram has six rushing TDs for Baltimore, all on road. … Ravens WR Marquise Brown leads all rookies in catches (21), yards receiving (326) and TDs (3). … Baltimore averaging NFL-best 32.2 points per game. … Ravens 66-24 at home under Harbaugh. Have won 18 of last 26 at home vs. AFC North. … Ravens K Justin Tucker kicked 46-yard FG in OT last week to beat Steelers. His 90.5% on FGs is best in NFL history. He’s 146 of 147 on PATs since start of 2015 season.

DETROIT (2-1-1) at GREEN BAY (4-1)

8:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN

Opening line — Packers by 5 ½

Last meeting — Lions beat Packers 31-0, Dec. 30, 2018

Last week — Lions lost to Chiefs 34-30; Packers beat Cowboys 34-24

Streaks, stats and notes — Lions LS Don Muhlbach to break tie with Hall of Famers Reggie White and Chris Doleman for games played, appearing in 233rd to move into tie for 97th with players such as James Lofton on all-time list. Muhlbach ranks 10th among active players in games played. … QB Matthew Stafford 352 yards passing from 40,000-yard mark for career. Matt Ryan reached mark fastest in 151 games, six more than Stafford has played. … Stafford one TD pass away from 35th against Packers, breaking tie with Hall of Famer Johnny Unitas for most against them. … Lions have given up league-low 393 yards receiving after catches. … Detroit defense allowing NFL-low 1.76 yards inside its 20. … FS Tracy Walker had career-high 12 tackles against Kansas City. … Green Bay 27-11 against Lions since 2000. … Packers 16-3 at home (.842) against Detroit since 2000. … QB Aaron Rodgers has led Green Bay to seven wins in nine starts at home against Detroit, throwing 17 TDs and three INTs with passer rating of 109.4. … Rodgers has passer rating of 100-plus in six of nine home games against Lions. … If Packers win, it will be their first 3-0 start in NFC North since 2012.

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