• 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