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Numbers and statistics are a huge part of measuring performance and marking milestones in the NFL. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from Week 5 of the season. 3Dallas'...
Corby Yarbrough
1 year ago
Russell Wilson
The defending Super Bowl champions’ title defense tour makes a stop in our nation’s capital, as Seattle will take on Washington on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” The Seahawks (2-1) are coming off of their bye still...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Giovani Bernard
Teams seemingly at a crossroads will intersect when Cincinnati and New England face off tonight at Gillette Stadium on NBC. The Bengals (3-0) come off of their bye refreshed and close to full strength, while the Patriots (2-2) are still picking up...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Arian Foster
The Week 5 Lone Star State Showdown should feature both workhorse running backs, while the Browns also hope to have their No. 1 ball-carrier in the lineup. Here are some of the key running back and quarterback injuries to keep an eye on. Tony...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Jamaal Charles
Carolina’s backfield is a mess entering Week 5 while Arizona got some good and bad news on the injury front coming out of its bye. Here’s the latest on those situations and the playing status of some other key running backs. Andre...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Calvin Johnson
An ankle injury continues to bother one NFC North top target, while another should be at full speed for Week 5. And these aren’t the only key wide receiver injuries you need to pay attention to. A.J. Green and Marvin Jones, WRs,...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Andre Johnson
Texas could be without its top wide receiver for the big in-state showdown in Week 5. Are there any other fantasy-relevant wideouts who may not be on the field today? Harry Douglas, Devin Hester and Julio Jones, WRs, Atlanta Falcons at New...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Vernon Davis
San Francisco’s top tight end looks very iffy for Week 5, while Cleveland should get its back on the field. Here are the key tight end injuries you need to know about before setting your lineup. Delaine Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans vs....
Mark Ross
1 year ago
J.J. Watt
This Lone Star State showdown is the fourth meeting all-time between Houston and Dallas and will unfold Sunday on CBS. The Cowboys have won the past two meetings — 27–13 in 2010, 34–6 in ’06 — after an embarrassing 19...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Patrick Peterson
Arizona and Denver are set to get back to the field when the two teams return from their byes to face each other Sunday afternoon on FOX. The Cardinals (3-0) are one of two teams (Cincinnati) still undefeated entering Week 5, while the Broncos (2-1...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Aaron Rodgers
Two NFC North teams that are coming off their best performances of the season — and trying to keep up with division-leading Detroit — will meet up at Lambeau Field, as Green Bay is set to host Minnesota tonight on CBS/NFL Network. The...
Rob Doster
1 year ago
Eli Manning
With just two teams on bye in Week 5, Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings have returned to “normal” for the most part. While Peyton Manning will be back on the field (at home against Arizona), Drew Brees gets the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Frank Gore
DeMarco Murray is leading the NFL in rushing by a pretty wide margin, so it makes sense that he sits in the top spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings for Week 5. Murray has reeled off four straight 100-yard rushing...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Antonio Brown
Even with several top targets returning from bye, they all take a backseat to the leading scorer at the position in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 5. Antonio Brown currently leads all his peers, thanks to five...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Jimmy Graham
Jimmy Graham continues to lead the way when it comes to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 5, but it’s the rest of the top 10 that may open some eyes. Graham, Julius Thomas, Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen are no...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Richard Sherman
Seattle’s defense has not performed like the No. 1 DST thus far, but the reigning Super Bowl champion’s Week 5 matchup is too tempting to not reinstate them at the top of Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Defense/Special Teams...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Nick Novak
Nick Novak’s hot leg has helped San Diego win its past three games and also is a big reason why he leads off Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Kicker Rankings for Week 5. The Chargers host the Jets, a team that has struggled to defend the...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
Well, that didn’t take long. The Oakland Raiders – being the Oakland Raiders – didn’t even make it past the quarter pole of the season before they fired coach Dennis Allen after an 0-4 start. It’s an incredibly...
Athlon Sports
2 years ago
Marvin Jones
It’s Week 5 and hopefully your team survived the first bye of the season. It was certainly a big one with Denver, Seattle, Cincinnati, Arizona, Cleveland and St. Louis all taking a breather. The good news is that this week the only two teams...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Miami Dolphins
Miami beat Oakland 38-14 on Sunday in Wembley Stadium in London. It was a putrid football game between one team that hasn’t won a game in its last 10 tries and another that hasn’t won a playoff game since 2000. It meant very little...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Teddy Bridgewater
The future was on full display in Minneapolis and San Diego on Sunday when both the Vikings and Jaguars started rookie quarterbacks. Teddy Bridgewater made his first NFL start against the Falcons at home while Blake Bortles made his first on...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Dallas Cowboys
Jason Garrett and the Cowboys find themselves in unfamiliar territory after thumping the Saints at home on Sunday night. Ranked No. 1 in the NFL in rushing and two games above .500. Dallas ranked 24th in rushing last season, was 31st in...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
Tom Brady
New England will try to extend its winning streak to three in a row by defeating Kansas City at home tonight on ESPN. The Patriots (2-1) have turned things around after dropping their season opener in Miami, but Bill Belichick’s team is still...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Numbers and statistics are a huge part of measuring performance and marking milestones in the NFL. With that in mind, Athlon Sports rounded up the most intriguing, important, historic and bizarre stats from Week 4 of the season. 0There have...
Corby Yarbrough
2 years ago
Tony Romo
Dallas will aim to extend its winning streak to three games and erase one of the most painful memories of its 2013 season when it hosts New Orleans tonight on NBC. If recent history between these two teams matters, it favors the Saints in this one...
Rob Doster
2 years ago

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