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NFL Week 7 capsules: Saints look to keep rolling with Teddy Bridgewater

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Teddy Bridgewater carries the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during a game earlier this season in Seattle.

Oakland at Green Bay, New Orleans at Chicago and Houston at Indianapolis headline this week’s NFL schedule.

NEW ORLEANS (5-1) at CHICAGO (3-2)

4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Chicago by 3


Last week — Saints beat Jaguars 13-6; Bears had bye

Streaks, stats and notes — New Orleans has won four straight against Chicago. … NFC South-leading Saints are 4-0 with QB Teddy Bridgewater starting, after Drew Brees tore ligament in right thumb during Week 2 loss to Los Angeles Rams. … WR Michael Thomas leads NFL with 53 receptions, ranks second with 632 yards receiving. … DE Cameron Jordan had two sacks against Jacksonville, giving him 16 multi-sack games. … P Thomas Morstead forced Jaguars to start between own 2- and 15-yard line on five of six punts last week. … Saints have allowed no punt return yards in past two games. … Saints K Wil Lutz has made 13 of 14 field goals this season, with lone miss from beyond 50 yards. … Saints averaging 344.7 yards per game this season, 34.5 yards per game below 2018 average with Brees at QB for 15 of 16 games. … Saints have allowed 71.3 yards rushing per game during past three weeks. … During four-game winning streak, Saints have gained fewer than 270 total net yards twice. … Saints have totaled 100-plus yards rushing in three straight. … Defending NFC North champion Bears were 3-2 last season, then lost another game before going on 9-1 run that propelled them to playoffs for first time since 2010. … Chicago lost 24-21 to Oakland in London two weeks ago. … Bears have hit 100-yard rushing mark once this season, managed season-low 42 yards on ground against Raiders. … Chicago hopes to have QB Mitchell Trubisky back after missing one game because of left shoulder injury. No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 draft, he was hurt scrambling on opening drive in win over Minnesota on Sept. 29. … QB Chase Daniel, who played for New Orleans from 2009-12 and in 2017, would make second straight start if Trubisky unavailable. … WR Allen Robinson had seven receptions for 97 yards, two TDs against Oakland. In only game against New Orleans, Robinson had six catches for 151 yards and one TD playing for Jacksonville on Dec. 27, 2015.

OAKLAND (3-2) at GREEN BAY (5-1)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Packers by 7

Last week — Raiders beat Bears 24-21; Packers beat Lions 23-22

Streaks, stats and notes — Raiders 3-13 following bye since 2003; coach Jon Gruden 8-4 in career after bye in regular season. … Oakland seeks first three-game winning streak since 2016. Raiders last won three straight all away from home during playoffs following 1980 season. … Raiders lost seven straight to Green Bay since win in 1987 opener. … Oakland completing league-best 73.3% of passes this season. … Oakland seeks third straight game with at least 150 yards rushing for first time since 2010. … Raiders coming off first four-sack game since 2017. … Josh Jacobs’ 430 yards rushing second most for Raiders rookie through five games to Bo Jackson’s 475 in 1987. … QB Derek Carr tied for league-best 17 game-winning drives in fourth quarter, overtime since entering league in 2014. … Packers 14-3 against AFC West teams since 2002, .824 winning percentage ranks No. 1 in NFL over that span. … Green Bay has scored 30-plus points in each of last four contests against Raiders, tied for longest streak by NFL team vs. Oakland since 2003. … Packers will face team that is coming off bye week for second consecutive game. … Green Bay coach Matt LaFleur is first head coach in franchise history to win five of first six NFL games. … Packers start season with at least five wins in first six games for first time since starting 6-0 in 2015. … Green Bay starts 3-0 in NFC North for first time since 2012 and for just fourth time since division was formed in 2002. … Packers (30-12, .714) hold second-best record in NFC and third-best mark in NFL in October since 2008. … Green Bay has .809 winning percentage (17-4) at home in October since 2008, No. 2 in NFC and No. 3 in NFL. … Fantasy Tip: QB Aaron Rodgers leads NFL (min. 350 pass attempts) in passer rating (106.8) in October, while being tied for No. 1 in passing touchdowns (89), No. 2 in passing touchdown percentage (6.4) and No. 5 in yards passing (11,488).

HOUSTON (4-2) at INDIANAPOLIS (3-2)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Colts by 1

Last week — Texans beat Chiefs 31-24; Colts had bye

Streaks, stats and notes — Texans have won four of past five games and three of past four at Indianapolis. … Houston allowed 18 sacks through first four games — none since — after giving up league-high 62 last season. … Rookie RT Tytus Howard expected to sit out with injured left knee. … QB Deshaun Watson has six TD passes in past two weeks but threw two interceptions in last week’s victory at Kansas City. … RB Carlos Hyde ran for 116 yards against Chiefs, first 100-yard game since September 2017. Texans rushed for 192 yards as team. … Texans have forced turnover in 19 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL and have forced a fumble in nine straight games. … K Ka’imi Fairbairn has missed four extra points in past three games. … Colts won twice at Houston last season, second time was in playoffs. … Indy has scored 23 or more points in 10 consecutive home games, second-longest active streak in NFL. … Colts have not allowed 100-yard runner in 23 consecutive games. … Coach Frank Reich league-high seven for seven on fourth-down conversions, but Indy failed to convert fourth down from 43-yard line in last year’s overtime loss to Texans. … QB Jacoby Brissett has been sacked six times in 2019, tied for second fewest in league. … Indy has not allowed sack since Week 3 and has given up only one sack in past five October games. … RB Marlon Mack needs one 100-yard game to tie Alan Ameche (seven) for sixth on franchise’s career list. … Mack, Ameche, Marshall Faulk and Edgerrin James are only players in franchise history to top 1,500 yards rushing before celebrating 24th birthday. … WR T.Y. Hilton has 78 catches for 1,506 yards and nine TDs in 15 games against Houston. … All-Pro LB Darius Leonard expected to play for first time since Week 2 after clearing concussion protocol. … S Khari Willis has 21 tackles, fourth-highest total in league among rookies. … Indy has fewest penalties (27) and fewest penalty yards (199) in league.

ARIZONA (2-3-1) at NY GIANTS (2-4)

1 p.m. Sunday, FOX

Opening line — Giants by 3

Last week — Cardinals beat Falcons 34-33; Giants lost to Patriots 35-14

Streaks, stats and notes — Cardinals won last two meetings. … Arizona LBs Chandler Jones and Terrell Suggs have combined 8½ sacks and six forced fumbles. … QB Kyler Murray’s 128.2 passer rating against Falcons last weekend was highest for rookie this season. … Arizona had league’s last-place offense last season in total yards. It ranks ninth this season. … Arizona has allowed 21 sacks, 6th-highest total in league. … Arizona has four turnovers, tied with Chicago and Tennessee for NFL’s lowest total. LB Jordan Hicks tied for league lead with 62 tackles. … K Zane Gonzalez leads NFL with 58 points. … Giants lost two in a row. … QB Daniel Jones 2-2 since replacing Eli Manning. … RB Saquon Barkley has 100-plus yards from scrimmage in 15 of 19 career games. … WR Golden Tate has 18 catches for 181 yards in last two against Arizona. … Evan Engram ranks second in receiving yards (373) and tied for second in catches (33) among NFC TEs. … LB Markus Golden had first career TD on 42-yard fumble return against Patriots. Had 19 sacks and six forced fumbles in four seasons (2015-18) with Arizona. … LBs Alec Ogletree and David Mayo each had 12 tackles against New England. … CB Janoris Jenkins has three interceptions, tied for second in NFL. …. Pro Bowl PK Aldrick Rosas has attempted five FGs (made four) in six games.

MINNESOTA (4-2) at DETROIT (2-2-1)

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Pick ‘em

Last week — Vikings beat Eagles 38-10; Lions lost to Packers 23-22

Streaks, stats and notes — Vikings have won three consecutive against Lions, didn’t give up TD to them last season. … Minnesota has won two straight this year, averaging 33 points and giving up 10 points per game. … QB Kirk Cousins NFL-high 142.5 rating past two weeks with 639 yards passing, six TDs, one INT. … RB Dalvin Cook second in NFL with 796 yards from scrimmage, fourth with 583 yards rushing. … WR Stefon Diggs first Viking with two TDs of 50-plus yards in game since Randy Moss against Lions on Oct. 1, 2000. … DE Danielle Hunter NFL-high eight tackles for loss. … Vikings giving up 15.5 points per game, ranking sixth in league. … Lions lost two in row after 2-0-1 start. … QB Matthew Stafford 87 yards passing from 40,000-yard mark for career. Matt Ryan reached mark fastest in 151 games, five more than Stafford has played. … WR Kenny Golladay has scored in two straight home games, five-plus receptions in past three home games. … T.J. Hockenson only rookie TE with two receiving TDs. … DT Damon “Snacks” Harrison two sacks in past three games. … CB Justin Coleman career-high three passes defended last week and INT. Fantasy tip: Diggs had seven catches for 167 yards, career-high three TDs last week. He has nine TD receptions in previous nine division games.

MIAMI (0-5) at BUFFALO (4-1)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Bills by 15.5

Last week — Dolphins lost to Washington 17-16; Bills bye.

Streaks, stats and notes — Bills have won six of past seven at home against Dolphins. … Dolphins coach Brian Flores’ change of heart has QB Ryan Fitzpatrick starting in place of Josh Rosen, and against one of journeyman’s seven former teams. … Fitzpatrick was Bills’ starter in 2011, previous time Buffalo opened 4-1 before losing nine of final 11 games. … Fitzpatrick 3-2 against Buffalo since being released by Bills after 2012 season. … Dolphins have yet to have gain of 15 or more yards rushing. … Outscored by combined 180-42, minus-138 point differential through five games third largest since 1940 behind only 1954 Washington (minus-139) and 1950 Baltimore (minus-150). … Tied for last in league in TDs passing (three) and TDs rushing (one). By comparison, Tom Brady has three touchdowns rushing. … RB Mark Walton totaled 75 yards rushing and receiving last week in first NFL start. … Defense has allowed league-high 131.0 rating to opposing QBs. … On positive side: Dolphins have committed 28 penalties, second-fewest in league. … DE Taco Charlton has two of team’s five sacks. … Bills have missed playoffs past two times started 4-1, including 2008, when finished 7-9. … QB Josh Allen oversaw third winning drive of season and sixth of career with go-ahead TD on 7-yard pass to rookie Duke Williams with 9:46 remaining in fourth quarter against Titans. … RB Frank Gore 79 all-purpose yards away from becoming ninth player to reach 19,000, and two TDs short of becoming 25th player with 100. … Allowed 17 points or fewer in six consecutive games, matching team’s longest streak since Dec. 15, 2002 to Sept. 21, 2003. … Of 21 opponent drives crossing midfield, only nine have produced points. … Ex-Dolphins DT Jordan Phillips had career-best three sacks against Titans.

LOS ANGELES RAMS (3-3) at ATLANTA (1-5)

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Rams by 3

Last week — Rams lost to 49ers 20-7, Falcons lost to Cardinals 34-33

Streaks, stats and notes — Falcons have won past five in series, including wild-card game at Los Angeles following 2017 season. … Rams have lost three straight this season after 3-0 start, first three-game skid since 2016. … Falcons have lost four straight. … Rams returning to Mercedes-Benz Stadium, site of Super Bowl 53 loss to Patriots. Rams spent week before Super Bowl at Falcons practice facility. … Coach Sean McVay grew up in suburban Atlanta, and GM Les Snead worked for Falcons for 13 years. … Rams 16-4 away from Los Angeles during McVay’s tenure, including 2-1 this season. … WR Cooper Kupp has four TD catches in past four road games. … Kupp had eight catches for 69 yards and TD in playoff loss to Falcons, his only game against Atlanta. … WR Robert Woods had nine catches for 142 yards in playoff loss to Falcons. … Woods had second career rushing TD last week. … DT Aaron Donald had two sacks and forced fumble last week, his 13th game with at least two sacks. … Falcons QB Matt Ryan leads NFL with 15 TD passes. … Ryan trying to become first player in NFL history to pass for at least 300 yards in each of first seven games of season. Rams’ Kurt Warner (2000) and 49ers’ Steve Young (1998) also had 300 yards in first six games. … Ryan threw six interceptions in first three games this season and only one in past three games. … Falcons rank last in league with 31 points allowed per game. Atlanta tied with Miami for last with only five sacks, none in past three games. … DT Grady Jarrett (two) only Falcons player with more than one sack. … WR Julio Jones has 20 catches for 276 yards, 2 TDs in two games against Rams, including playoffs. … RB Devonta Freeman ran for 88 yards, caught 2 TD passes, last week.

BALTIMORE (4-2) at SEATTLE (5-1)

4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — Seahawks by 3.5

Last week — Ravens beat Bengals 23-17; Seahawks beat Browns 32-28

Streaks, stats and notes — Matchup between two of NFL’s premier QBs, Seattle’s Russell Wilson and Ravens 2018 top draft pick Lamar Jackson. Wilson has not thrown an INT and Jackson 10-3 as starter. … Jackson last week became first NFL player with 200 yards passing and 150 yards rushing in same regular-season game. … Ravens S Earl Thomas played nine years with Seattle before this season. … Baltimore leads NFL with 205 yards rushing per game. Seattle led NFL last season. … Ravens TE Mark Andrews leads all players at position in catches (34) and yards receiving (410). … Baltimore leads NFL in time of possession, at 36:29 per game. … Ravens added CB Marcus Peters in trade with Rams to shore up injury-riddled backfield. … John Harbaugh 0-2 vs Seahawks. … RB Mark Ingram has scored at one TD in every road game this year. … K Justin Tucker quickest to 1,000 points, reaching milestone last week in 118th game. Tucker 90.6 percent on field goals, best in NFL history. … LB Matthew Judon has four of Baltimore’s 11 sacks. Pernell McPhee second with three. … Win would improve Seahawks to 6-1 for second time in franchise history; 2013 the other. … Wilson fourth QB to have passer rating of 100 or higher in first six games of season. … Wilson has 31 TDs and 3 INTs in past 14 home games. … Wilson has gone 207 pass attempts without an interception, longest streak of career. … RB Chris Carson has run for at least 100 yards in three straight games. Has never had four straight 100-plus. … WR Tyler Lockett has TD catch in past four home games. … TEs Luke Willson and Jacob Hollister likely to see expanded roles with Will Dissly lost for season to Achilles injury. Dissly was tied for NFL lead among TEs with four TD catches. … WR Jaron Brown had second career multi-TD game last week vs. Browns. … DT Jarran Reed to make season debut after being suspended first six games. Reed had 10½ sacks last season. … LB Bobby Wagner needs 14 tackles to move into first place on team’s all-time list. … FS Tedric Thompson has interception in past two games after one in first 23 games. … Fantasy tip: Jackson has been a fantasy star this year on par with Wilson and Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes. Seattle’s defense isn’t what it was earlier this decade. Expect Jackson to keep piling up fantasy points.

PHILADELPHIA (3-3) at DALLAS (3-3)

8:20 p.m. Sunday, NBC

Opening line — Cowboys by 3

Last week — Eagles lost to Vikings 38-20, Cowboys lost to Jets 24-22

Streaks, stats and notes — Cowboys seeking first four-game winning streak in series since winning seven straight from 1992-95. Eagles won six straight from 2000-02. … Eagles are only NFC East rival with winning record at AT&T Stadium (6-4). … Cowboys on three-game losing streak after 3-0 start. Haven’t lost four straight since 2015, when they dropped seven in row after starting 2-0. All seven losses came after QB Tony Romo injured in Week 2 win at Philadelphia. … Eagles 13-5 in prime-time games since Doug Pederson became coach in 2016. … QB Carson Wentz has averaged 2.2 TDs passing since 2017, second to Patrick Mahomes (2.8). … Wentz has sixth-best passer rating (100.5) in that span. … Rookie Miles Sanders ranks third among RBs in scrimmage yards per touch (5.97). … Sanders has a 30-plus yard play from scrimmage in four straight games. … RB Jordan Howard has five TDs in past four games. … DE Derek Barnett had two sacks and forced fumble in only career game vs. Dallas on Nov. 19, 2017. … DE Brandon Graham has four sacks in past two games. … Eagles ranked No. 2 in run defense (72.8 ypg), and first since 2016 (91.2). … Offense third with 50 percent third-down conversion rate. … Dak Prescott tied Roger Staubach’s Dallas record for rushing TDs by QB with 20th vs Jets, has most in NFL since entering league in 2016. … Prescott has won six straight against division foes, averaging 346 yards and 121.3 rating with 17 TDs, three interceptions. … Ezekiel Elliott had 152 scrimmage yards against Jets for 13th game with at least 150 scrimmage yards and 22nd 100-yard rushing game (105) since entering league in 2016. Both are most among RBs. … WRs Amari Cooper (thigh) and Randall Cobb (back) missed practice to start week, as did OTs Tyron Smith (ankle) and La’el Collins (knee). Cobb, Smith, Collins missed Jets game, Cooper left in first quarter after aggravating injury. … In previous meeting, Cooper had 10 catches, 217 yards, 3 TDs, including game-winner in OT. … DE Robert Quinn leads Cowboys with five sacks despite two-game suspension to start season. … Brett Maher kicked his second career 62-yard field goal against Jets to become first with two kicks at least that long.

SAN FRANCISCO (5-0) at WASHINGTON (1-5)

1 p.m. Sunday, Fox

Opening line — 49ers by 9.5

Last week — 49ers beat Rams 20-7; Redskins beat Dolphins 17-16

Streaks, stats and notes — Niners coach Kyle Shanahan returns to Washington where he was offensive coordinator from 2010-2013. … San Francisco off to fourth 5-0 start in history and first since 1990. Only 6-0 starts for franchise came in ‘84, ‘90. … Niners scored TD on opening drive of third quarter in all five games. … Jimmy Garoppolo eighth QB in Super Bowl era with 13-plus wins in first 15 starts. … RB Tevin Coleman has 34 carries for 142 yards, two TDs in past two games. … TE George Kittle led team with eight catches for 103 yards vs. Rams. … Niners allowed 48 net yards passing last week, fewest since giving up 22 to Rams in 2009 finale. … San Francisco allowed no conversions on third or fourth down last week for first time since 1988. … Niners opponents 4 of 32 on third downs in past three games. … San Francisco tied for best red zone defense, allowing TDs on 25 percent of time. … DL DeForest Buckner has three sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery in past four games. … DL Nick Bosa one of three rookies with three-plus sacks and forced fumble this season. … Redskins looking for consecutive games without allowing sack for first time since 2006. … Washington hasn’t won at home since Week 7 in 2018. … QB Case Keenum threw two TD passes to rookie WR Terry McLaurin in win at Miami. … RB Adrian Peterson’s 55 games with 100-plus rushing yards most among active players. … RB Chris Thompson injured a toe in Week 6. … McLaurin had four catches for 100 yards vs. Dolphins. … McLaurin first rookie with 50-plus yards receiving in first five games since Terry Glenn in 1996. … TE Vernon Davis could return from concussion. … DL Jonathan Allen had two sacks last week. … LB Ryan Kerrigan has three sacks and seven tackles for loss in four games vs. Niners. … S Landon Collins led team with 12 tackles at Miami, had sack and forced fumble.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (2-4) AT TENNESSEE (2-4)

4:05 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Titans by 1

Last week —Chargers lost to Steelers 24-17; Titans lost to Broncos 16-0

Streaks, stats and notes — Chargers have won past two, 11 of past 12 in series with Titans. Both Chargers, Titans have lost two straight overall and four of past five. … Chargers QB Philip Rivers has 56,441 passing yards. He needs 105 to surpass fellow 2004 draftees Eli Manning (56,537) and Ben Roethlisberger (56,545) for sixth. Rivers averages 260.1 yards in eight starts vs. Tennessee with 109.1 passer rating all-time vs. Titans. … Chargers have been held to 35 yards or fewer in past two games after averaging 103.5 yards in first four. … Chargers RB Melvin Gordon had career-high 196 yards in only meeting against Titans. … Chargers RB Austin Ekeler averaging 105.5 scrimmage yards per game in four games vs. AFC South. Ekeler has 42 receptions on 45 targets (93.3 percent), best among NFL running backs … Chargers TE Hunter Henry, who missed four games because of knee injury, coming off career highs in receptions (eight), yards (100) and touchdowns (two) last week. Henry first Chargers tight end with two TDs and 100 yards in same game since Antonio Gates in 2009. … Chargers have allowed a league-high completion percentage of 73.5 (114 completions/155 attempts) this season. … This matchup first of four at home over next five games for Titans. … Titans have held all six opponents to 20 points or fewer this season and are one of only four teams to do that in each game this season with Bills, Patriots and 49ers. … Titans have allowed NFL-worst 29 sacks. … QB Ryan Tannehill will make first start for Titans. Tannehill 3-1 against Chargers with six TDs and one interception. Tannehill was 13 of 16 for 144 yards with one interception coming off bench in previous game. … Titans RB Derrick Henry leads NFL with 1,001 yards and 11 TDs rushing since Week 14 of last season. … Titans WR Adam Humphries had team-high six catches for 47 yards last week. … Titans S Kevin Byard has three interceptions, one in each of past two games.

NEW ENGLAND (6-0) at NEW YORK JETS (1-4)

Monday, 8:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN

Opening line — Patriots by 12

Last week — Patriots beat Giants 35-14; Jets beat Cowboys 24-22.

Streaks, stats and notes — Teams meeting for eighth time on “Monday Night Football,” with Jets leading 4-3 in MNF matchups. … Patriots off to 6-0 start for fourth time in team history. Look to improve to 7-0 for third time after doing so in 2007 and ‘15. … Patriots looking for 20th season series sweep of Jets, and fourth straight. … New England playing New York teams in back-to-back weeks for third time. Went 0-2 vs. Jets and Giants in 1990, and 1-1 (lost to Giants, beat Jets) in 2011. … QB Tom Brady has 839 yards passing with eight TDs vs. no INTs with 116.8 rating in past three games against Jets. … Brady’s 28 regular-season wins vs. Jets are second-most vs. any opponent, with only his 31 against Buffalo more. … Brady’s 48 TD throws on MNF rank fourth all time, four behind Drew Brees for third place. Dan Marino has most with 74. … Brady has three TD runs this season, including two last week, giving him more scores on ground than nine teams have in total — including Jets (2). … RB Brandon Bolden has scored TDs in career-high three straight games. … Patriots 11-0 when RB Sony Michel scores a TD. … WR Julian Edelman has two straight games with 100 or more yards receiving and can notch first career three-game streak in regular season. … Patriots have allowed just 48 points through six games and currently on pace to give up NFL record-low 128 points. … New England leading league in several defensive categories, including total yards per game (234.7), yards per play (4.1), passing net yards per play (4.6), interceptions (14), passes defensed (44), quarterback hits (48), third-down efficiency (13.7 percent), opponent possessions inside 20 (4) and red-zone TD percentage (25. … LB Jamie Collins needs one sack to tie career high for season (5½ in 2014). … DE Chase Winovich returned blocked punt for TD vs. Giants and tied for second among rookies with four sacks. … Jets’ Adam Gase improved to 21-7 in one-score games as head coach. His .750 winning percentage in those games is tops in league among coaches with at least 10 such contests since 2016. … Jets QB Sam Darnold returned last week from three-game absence because of mononucleosis and was selected AFC offensive player of week after going 23 of 32 for 338 yards and two TDs with an INT vs. Cowboys. … At 22 years, 130 days old, Darnold became youngest player in Super Bowl era with TD pass of 90 yards or more when he connected with Robby Anderson for 92-yarder. It was second-longest offensive play in franchise history and longest at home. … Anderson had season-high five catches for 125 yards and first TD of season. … Jets will honor former center Kevin Mawae during halftime ceremony after he was inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame in August.

JACKSONVILLE (2-4) at CINCINNATI (0-6)

1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

Opening line — Jaguars by 3

Last week — Jaguars lost to Saints 13-6; Bengals lost to Ravens 23-17

Streaks, stats and notes — Jaguars managed only 11 first downs and season-low 226 yards in loss to Saints. … Rookie QB Gardner Minshew has thrown for five TDs, no INTs in three road games. Since taking over for injured Nick Foles in opener, Minshew has completed 63.9 percent of passes for 1,442 yards, nine TDs and two INTs. He leads all rookies in TD passes and passer rating (97.5). … Leonard Fournette has run for 584 yards, second to Cleveland’s Nick Chubb for AFC lead. He leads conference with 773 yards from scrimmage. … Fournette and Chubb are only NFL players with at least 85 yards from scrimmage in each of first six games. … Jaguars averaging 5.1 yards per rush, third-best in league. … Rookie DE Josh Allen has sack in each of past two games, tied for second among rookies with four overall. … Jaguars traded two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Jalen Ramsey to Rams for three draft picks Tuesday. Ramsey had requested trade and missed past three games with back injury. … Zac Taylor still looking for first win as Bengals coach. Bengals haven’t opened 0-7 since 2008, when they lost first eight games under Marvin Lewis. … Bengals are 0-6 for seventh time since 1990, most in NFL over that span. … Bengals have allowed at least 250 yards rushing three times. In past two games, QBs Kyler Murray (93) and Lamar Jackson (152) had career highs rushing. … Bengals allowing 184.5 yards rushing per game, worst in league. Dolphins next at 169.6. … Bengals also last in league with 56.5 yards rushing per game on offense. … Andy Dalton 3-1 vs. Jaguars with six TDs, four INTs. … With Bengals unable to run, Dalton is third in NFL with 243 pass attempts. … Fantasy tip: Fournette is averaging 5.1 yards per run. He’ll be facing a defense allowing an average of 5.3 yards per carry.

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