New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was targeted 18 times in last week's loss to the Washington Redskins, and converted nine of those targets into 142 yards and a touchdown. With New York's other pass-catchers struggling to make a consistent impact, the Giants would be wise to target Beckham 15-20 times again in Week 13. The Jets will likely be without cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Marcus Williams. With the health of his O-line improving, QB Eli Manning should heave more time to let Beckham’s routes develop.
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The Texans’ defense has given up an average of 8.8 points per game during the team’s four-game winning streak. Houston's offense hasn’t scored more than 24 points in a game during that span, so it will likely take another strong effort from defensive end J.J. Watt and company on Sunday against the Bills to ensure the Texans' spot atop the AFC South.
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The New England Patriots could be without tight end Rob Gronkowski and WR Danny Amendola on Sunday, as both players are recovering from knee injuries. If that’s the case, QB Tom Brady’s top four pass-catchers will be out. Those four -- Gronkowski, Amendola, WR Julian Edelman and RB Dion Lewis -- have accounted for 2,531 of Brady’s 3,600 passing yards (70 percent). Additionally, they’ve caught 203 of his 294 completions, as well as 20 of his 28 TD passes.
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Over the past two weeks, Ryan Tannehill has thrown 82 passes, including a career-high 58 attempts against the New York Jets on Sunday. Conversely, Lamar Miller has carried it just 12 times in the last two games. Bill Lazor is out as the team’s play caller with quarterbacks coach Zac Taylor taking over those duties. He’ll look to balance the offense against the Baltimore Ravens this week.
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Larry Fitzgerald needs eight receptions to become the youngest player to reach 1,000 for his career and eight yards for his seventh 1,000-yard season -- and first since 2011. Fitzgerald had seven catches for 99 yards in a 24-22 loss to St. Louis in Week 4. He's primed for another big game against the Rams this weekend.
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Tyrod Taylor has thrown 166 passes since his last interception, which is just nine attempts shy of the Buffalo Bills’ all-time record. He could break the record on Sunday by throwing just 10 passes without a pick, something he's certainly capable of doing. Taylor has played extremely well in his first season as a starter in the NFL, and is stellar play is highlighted by a lack of turnovers.
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Here’s a simple explanation of Kansas City’s last five games: They’ve forced 14 turnovers. And behind Alex Smith’s mistake-free play -- he’s attempted 283 straight throws without an INT -- they’ve committed zero turnovers. Go figure that a turnover-less team could rattle off five straight wins and re-insert itself in the playoff race.
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The Chicago Bears have limited their opponents to 19 points or fewer in four consecutive outings. The team has gone 3-1 during this stretch of strong defensive play, as Vic Fangio's new scheme seems to be taking hold in Chicago. This weekend, the Bears will play Fangio's former team, the San Francisco 49ers, who average less than 14 points per game.
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Russell Wilson is the first quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to have 20 games with multiple touchdowns and zero interceptions in his first four seasons. That total includes his only two starts versus Sunday's opponent, Minnesota, in which Wilson threw for five TDs and had a combined 139.2 passer rating.
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Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson needs 73 yards to top the 1,000-yard mark this season. With another big game Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, the second-year pro can become Jacksonville’s first 1,000-yard receiver since Jimmy Smith in 2005. Robinson caught five passes for 113 yards in the Jaguars’ Thursday night win over the Tennessee Titans two weeks ago.