In an effort to help you set the best lineup possible, NFL Network’s stats guru David Carabello and I have found 10 trends you might want to consider for Week 3.
The Bengals offense has scored one touchdown in 25 offensive possessions (4.0 percent; worst in the NFL); They have only two scores (1 TD, 1 FG) in those possessions.
Drew Brees is 2-5 in his career vs. Denver as a starter (157.7 pass YPG, 2 TD, 5 INT); He has not thrown a touchdown against them in four straight starts.
Steven Jackson has scored a touchdown in five of his last six games against Seattle, including a score in three consecutive games.
Andre Johnson has recorded 25 catches for 262 yards and two touchdowns in his last three games vs. Tennessee.
Maurice Jones-Drew has two 100-yard games in his career against Indianapolis. He has also rushed for 373 yards and four touchdowns in his past four games against them.
Terrell Owens has scored a touchdown in five straight regular-season games against Green Bay.
Clinton Portis has at least one touchdown and has rushed for 376 yards and five total scores (two 100-yard games) in three career games against the Cardinals.
The Ravens defense hasn’t allowed a 100-yard rusher in 20 consecutive games; the last player to rush for 100 yards against them was Larry Johnson (12/10/06).
Michael Turner has 31 career rushing attempts indoors and has gained 330 yards and scored three touchdowns.
Reggie Wayne has 100-plus receiving yards in three straight games against Jacksonville; he has eight-plus receptions in each of the last three games against them.