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AFC East Game Day – Week 1

AFC East Game Day – Week 1
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KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at M&T Bank Stadium, Baltimore – TV – CBS, Spiro Dedes, Solomon Wilcots

SERIES HISTORY: 7th regular-season meeting. Series tied, 3-3. The Bills have won only once at M&T Bank Stadium, that in the first game the teams played against each other in 1999. Doug Flutie threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Linton with 1:35 left to play to give Buffalo a 13-10 victory. The last time the teams played in Baltimore was in 2010, a 37-34 overtime victory for the Ravens that dropped the Bills’ season record to 0-6.
FAST FACTS: The 2016 campaign marks head coach John Harbaugh‘s ninth season in Baltimore (87-56 overall). … The all-time regular season series is tied 3-3 between the teams. … Buffalo’s Rex Ryan is looking to win his sixth consecutive regular-season opener as a head coach. … Baltimore placed 20 players on IR last season — second most in the NFL. … The Ravens are one of only five teams with at least six playoff berths in the past eight seasons.



KICKOFF: Sunday, 1:00 p.m. ET, at MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. – TV: CBS, Jim Nantz, Phil Simms

SERIES HISTORY: 24th regular-season meeting. Jets lead series, 15-8. The teams last played Oct. 27, 2013, when the Bengals returned two Geno Smith interceptions for touchdowns in a 49-9 rout. The Jets are 2-0 in the playoffs against the Bengals, whom they beat 44-17 after the 1982 season and 37-0 following the 2009 season. Both wild-card round wins propelled the Jets to the AFC Championship Game.
FAST FACTS: Jets WR Brandon Marshall set franchise records for receptions (109) and receiving yardage (1,502) last season. … Cincinnati RB Jeremy Hill tied for first in the NFL last season with 11 rushing touchdowns. … Joe Namath (4,007 in 1967) is the only New York quarterback to throw for more yards than Ryan Fitzpatrick’s 2015 output of 3,905.


KICKOFF: Sunday, 4:05 p.m. ET, at CenturyLink Field, Seattle – TV: CBS, Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn
SERIES HISTORY: 12th regular-season meeting. Dolphins lead series, 8-3. Miami has been Seattle’s most troublesome opponent in franchise history. Winning percentage of 27 percent against Miami is lowest mark of any NFL team. Next-worst mark is a 5-11 record in 15 games against the Washington Redskins. Seattle lost last two meetings in Miami. The Dolphins have not played in Seattle since 2004, a 24-17 Seahawks victory. Miami has won five of the last six meetings.
FAST FACTS: Tannehill is 3-1 in season openers, including 2-1 on the road. … Seattle has won at least one playoff game in four consecutive seasons. Miami has not reached the postseason since 2008. … Wilson led the NFL with a 110.1 passer rating last season.



New England Patriots (0-0) at Arizona Cardinals (0-0)

KICKOFF: Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET, at University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Ariz. – TV: ESPN, Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
SERIES HISTORY: 14th regular-season meeting. Cardinals lead series, 7-6. Arizona broke a five-game Patriots winning streak with a 20-18 victory in the most recent meeting in this infrequent series in Foxborough in September 2012. New England has actually won on its last three trips to Arizona dating to 1993. The most lopsided game in the series came in December 2008, when a seemingly disinterested Kurt Warner-led Cardinals team arrived at a snowy Gillette Stadium and got blown out 47-7 by the Matt Cassel-led Patriots.
FAST FACTS: The Cardinals have the sixth-best winning percentage in the first month of the NFL season over the past 10 seasons, going 21-13 (.618). The only teams better over that span are the Patriots (24-9, .727), Broncos (23-11, .676), Cowboys (22-11, .667) and Ravens and Packers (22-12, .647). … Tom Brady in 2001 and Matt Cassel in 2008 – the last two quarterbacks to make their first career NFL starts in a Patriots uniform in Bill Belichick’s tenure in New England – had both attempted 23 passes before their first starts. … Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald needs three touchdown receptions to surpass three Hall of Famers – Don HutsonTim Brown and Steve Largent – and move into sole possession of eighth place on the NFL’s all-time list with 101.



Source of information: http://www.upi.com/Sports_News/NFL/2016/09/09/NFL-Week-1-preview-Predictions-key-matchups-on-all-games/2601473433189/?spt=rec_feat&or=2&r=2001473436915

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