NFL Week 5 schedule: Eagles-Steelers, Broncos-Patriots highlight Sunday slate

October 5, 2012

Baltimore (3-1) at Kansas City (1-3) — 1 p.m., CBS

Kansas City leads the NFL with 15 turnovers and a minus-13 differential. Kansas City QB Matt Cassel has thrown seven interceptions and lost three fumbles. Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles leads the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 512. Ravens RB Ray Rice is second with 491. Baltimore is coming off a stretch of four games in 18 days.

Ed Reed still shines on field while taking bigger leadership role in locker room

Injuries continue to mount for banged-up Chiefs

Flacco, Rice show support for Orioles

Miami (1-3) at Cincinnati (3-1) — 1 p.m., CBS

Miami’s Ryan Tannehill threw for 431 yards in last week’s loss to Arizona, the second-most by a rookie QB in NFL history. Cincinnati leads the NFL
with 17 sacks. DT Geno Atkins leads all NFL interior linemen with five.

Brian Hartline, Miami receivers ‘doing a good job’

Bengals defense leads NFL in sacks

Bengals present ‘huge challenge’ for struggling Dolphins

Cleveland (0-4) at New York Giants (2-2) - 1 p.m., CBS

The Browns have lost 10 straight games dating to last season. Their last win was against Jacksonville Nov. 20. Giants rookie David Wilson is third in the NFL, averaging 30.2 yards on kickoff returns.

Despite hits and pleas from family, Josh Cribbs won’t give up football

Giants All-Pro DE Jason Pierre-Paul is not having fun this season

WR Hakeem Nicks out again vs. Browns

Atlanta (4-0) at Washington (2-2) — 1 p.m., FOX

This game features the NFL’s top-rated passer in Matt Ryan (112.1 rating) and the league’s top-rated rookie in Robert Griffin III (103.2). The Falcons lead league with plus-10 turnover differential. They are only team yet to lose fumble this season. Washington’s Alfred Morris leads NFL rookies with 376 yards rushing. Washington is first team in NFL history with two rookies (Griffin, Morris) each with four-plus rushing TDs in team’s first four games.

Five storylines to watch

Suspended four games a year ago, Trent Williams and Fred Davis are earning back team’s trust

Redskins say pass rush could be key against Falcons, Ryan

Redskins WR Aldrick Robinson cleared to play Sunday

Falcons coach Mike Smith ‘super impressed’ with Robert Griffin III

Pierre Garcon says it will take time for injured foot to heal

Green Bay (2-2) at Indianapolis (1-2) — 1 p.m., FOX

Indy receiver Reggie Wayne needs two touchdowns to pass college teammate Edgerrin James (75) for third on franchise list, 64 yards from scrimmage to pass James (12,065) for No. 2 in franchise history.

Longtime Colts center Jeff Saturday returns to Indy with Packers

Packers rule out WR Greg Jennings for another week

Colts Coach Chuck Pagano diagnosed with leukemia

Philadelphia (3-1) at Pittsburgh (1-2) — 1 p.m., FOX

The Steelers, who haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2009, are coming off a 34-31 loss to Oakland two weeks ago. The Eagles lead the NFL in yards per game differential, averaging 417.8 yards while giving up 298.3.

Roethlisberger recalls how Eagles defense gave him fits way back when

Harrison’s return a big boost to a scuffling Steelers defense

One month in, resurgent first-place Eagles have hit stride on both sides of ball

Seattle (2-2) at Carolina (1-3) — 4:05 p.m., FOX

Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch leads the NFL with 423 yards rushing and has at least 85 yards rushing in 12 of his past 13 games. Panthers QB Cam Newton’s 17 rushing TDs are the most by a QB in his first two seasons.

Seahawks must fix third down struggles — on offense and defense

Panthers’ secondary struggling despite solid pass rush

Pete Carrol not ready to make a QB switch despite Russell Wilson’s uneven play

Chicago (3-1) at Jacksonville (1-3) — 4:05 p.m., FOX

The Bears lead the NFL with 14 takeaways, including five INTs vs. Dallas Monday night. Jags RB Maurice Jones-Drew needs 41 all-purpose yards to reach 12,000 and join Fred Taylor (13,632) and Jimmy Smith (12,875).

Jay Cutler delivers the best and worst of Jay Cutler| Explains Mike Tice diss

Jaguars’ 26th-ranked defense has league-low two sacks

Lance Briggs showing no signs of slowing down for Bears defense

Tennessee (1-3) at Minnesota (3-1) — 4:25 p.m., CBS

Vikings QB Christian Ponder is the only starter in the NFL who hasn’t thrown an interception. The Titans are tied for second-worst turnover ratio in the league at minus-six. The Vikings are plus-one.

Vikings making creative, constant use of versatile Percy Harvin

Titans’ young defense on pace to shatter record for most points allowed in a season

Jake Locker could be sidelined multiple weeks after second shoulder dislocation

Buffalo (2-2) at San Francisco (3-1) — 4:25 p.m., CBS

The 49ers have not allowed a rushing TD in 11 straight home games, the longest active streak in the NFL. Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick leads the NFL with 12 touchdown passes. But he also has seven interceptions.

49ers guard against becoming ‘soft’ after blowing out Jets

Bills embarassed by lopsided loss to Patriots

Bills DT Kyle Williams questions $15,000 NFL fine for roughing the passer penalty on Brady

Denver (2-2) at New England (2-2) — 4:25, CBS

Tom Brady and Peyton Manning meet for the 13th time and the first since Manning joined the Broncos. Brady has won eight of 12 meetings. Broncos wide receivers Eric Decker, with 24 catches, and Demaryius Thomas, with 21, are tied for second in receptions by teammates this season. The Patriots are first, with Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd catching 25 passes each.

Brady, Patriots bring improved offense back to New England to face Broncos

Rookie RB Brandon Bolden embraces spotlight as Patriots’ run game resurfaces

Peyton Manning says he’s sick over losing C J.D. Walton to broken ankle

San Diego (3-1) at New Orleans (0-4) — 8:20 p.m., NBC

Chargers TE Antonio Gates has 7,907 career yards receiving, and with 74 more yards will surpass Hall of Famers Jackie Smith (7,918) and Ozzie Newsome (7,980) for fourth-most career yards receiving by a tight end. The Saints are seeking to avoid their first 0-5 start since 1996, when they finished 3-13.

Drew Brees gets Sean Payton a pass to attend Sunday night game

With record in sight, Drew Brees gets a boost from Unitas family

Brees: No better time for winless Saints to get on a roll than against former team

Houston (4-0) at New York (2-2) — Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

A victory would make the Texans the first pro football team in Houston to start 5-0 since the Gamblers of the USFL in 1985. After scoring four offensive touchdowns in their season opener against Buffalo, the Jets have just two since. Jets QB Mark Sanchez’s 69.6 quarterback rating ranks 30th in NFL, just ahead of rookies Ryan Tannehill of Miami and Brandon Weeden of Cleveland.

Santonio Holmes likely to miss rest of season

Texans not content with best start in franchise history

Rex Ryan tables Tim Tebow talk... for now

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