NFL Week 8 schedule: Falcons-Eagles, Giants-Cowboys highlight Sunday slate

October 26, 2012

San Diego (3-3) at Cleveland (1-6) - 1 p.m., CBS

San Diego QB Philip Rivers and TE Antonio Gates have combined for 51 career TDs, the most for a QB-TE tandem. The Browns lead the AFC with 10 interceptions.

Trent Richardson says injuries have kept him from being 100 percent

Chargers under investigation for using sticky substance

Browns guard Jason Pinkston released from hospital after being treated for blood clots

Carolina (1-5) at Chicago (5-1) - 1 p.m., Fox

Chicago is giving up a league-low 13 points per game while scoring 27, eighth in the league. The Bears lead the NFL with 21 takeaways and their defense has five interception returns for TDs, tying the team record.

Cam Newton wants a suggestion box, calls reporter “sweetheart”

Suring Bears insist they’re not looking past struggling Panthers

Panthers put three-time Pro Bowl LB Jon Beason on IR

Seattle (4-3) at Detroit (2-4) - 1 p.m., Fox

Lions QB Matthew Stafford has five TDs and six INTs one season after throwing 41 TDs with 16 INTs. Seattle’s Leon Washington has returned seven kickoffs for TDs, trailing only Josh Cribbs in the NFL record books.

Russell Wilson’s lack of attempts make Seattle’s passing game tough to judge

Lions look to overcome sluggish play, turnovers against Seahawks

Seattle WR Doug Baldwin to miss Sunday’s game with ankle injury

Jacksonville (1-5) at Green Bay (4-3) - 1 p.m., CBS

After scoring 57 points in their first three games, the Packers have scored 127 in the last four. The Jaguars have not scored a second-half TD in their last three games.

Jaguars expect to have injured QB Blaine Gabbert back against Packers

Maurice Jones-Drew has sprained foot, will not need surgery

Packers WR Greg Jennings will undergo surgery to repair groin tear

Indianapolis (3-3) at Tennessee (3-4) - 1 p.m., CBS

Reggie Wayne is averaging an AFC-best 111 yards receiving per game. He needs three catches to have 50 for the 10th straight season. Titans WR Kendall Wright leads all rookies with 36 catches.

Veteran QB Matt Hasselbeck to start vs. Colts

Call off all-points bulletin for Chris Johnson, thought Titans running back says he never left

Colts find a running game, powered by QB Andrew Luck

Atlanta (6-0) at Philadelphia (3-3) - 1 p.m., Fox

The Falcons are 27-0 when QB Matt Ryan has a passer rating of 100 or higher. The Eagles have no sacks in their past three games. They led the NFL with 50 last year.

Undefeated Falcons say latest meeting against Michael Vick’s Eagles just another game

Vick needs to improve his performance to keep starting job with Eagles

Todd Bowles aims to get Eagles’ defense to play better, protect leads

Miami (3-3) at New York Jets (3-4) - 1 p.m., CBS

The Miami defense leads the NFL by allowing opponents a third-down conversion rate of just 25.8 percent. Jets RB Shonn Greene is 7 for 7 on third-and-one attempts, best in the NFL.

Rex Ryan thinks Dolphins RB Reggie Bush should apologize for Revis comments

Dolphins’ Mike Pouncey trying to overtake twin Maurkice as NFL’s best center

Jets LB Bart Scott could see 119-game playing streak end because of toe injury

New England (4-3) at St. Louis (3-4) - 1 p.m., CBS

This will be the NFL’s sixth regular season game played overseas (London). The Patriots won the second game played in London, beating Tampa Bay, 35-7, in 2009.

No home away from home: Rams know Patriots likely to get most support in London

Rams WR Danny Amendola returns to practice | “Outside chance” he could play

Patriots ability to stop productive runners faces next challenge with Rams’ Steven Jackson

Washington (3-4) at Pittsburgh (3-3) - 1 p.m., Fox

Washington QB Robert Griffin III and RB Alfred Morris have rushed for combined 1,126 yards, or more than 30 other teams through first seven weeks of season. The Steelers are 13-1 against rookie starting quarterbacks since Dick LeBeau returned as defensive coordinator in 2004.

Bold predictions for Redskins-Steelers

Five areas to monitor for Sunday’s game

Pouncey, Mendenhall, Redman could return for short-handed Steelers

Oakland (2-4) at Kansas City (1-5) - 4:05 p.m., CBS

Kansas City has not led in regulation this season. Its only win came on a field goal in overtime at New Orleans. The Chiefs have lost four games by 16 points or more. Raiders RB Darren McFadden had 164 yards rushing and a touchdown in the first game between the teams. In five games since, he’s been held to 152 yards and one score.

Raiders players, coaches brush aside comments from KC linebacker Tamba Hali

Chiefs RB Peyton Hillis returns to practice

Chiefs replace “Eliminate Bad Football” sign with “Play Good Football” message

New York Giants (5-2) at Dallas (3-3) - 4:25 p.m., Fox

Eli Manning has started 126 consecutive regular season games, the longest streak by a quarterback. Tony Romo is the seventh starting quarterback for the Cowboys since Manning’s streak began Nov. 21, 2004. In 16 career games against the Giants, Dallas LB DeMarcus Ware has 103 tackles, 13.5 sacks, 18 pressures and five forced fumbles. All but one sack is against Manning.

Resurgent, recharged Giants ready for rematch with Cowboys

Cowboys LB Sean Lee will miss the rest of the season

Victor Cruz would like a new contract from Giants

New Orleans (2-4) at Denver (3-3) - 8:30 p.m., NBC

The Broncos have outscored opponents, 79-6, in the fourth quarter. The Saints have allowed 2,793 yards over their first six games, the most since 1950. Saints DE Junior Galette has four sacks over the past four games. Saints WR Marques Colston has five touchdowns in the past three games.

Brees says Saints’ offense starting to click

Broncos CB Tracy Porther seeking answers following symptoms similar to August seizure

Struggling Saints just another team to Peyton Manning these days

San Francisco (5-2) at Arizona (4-3) - Monday, 8:30 p.m., ESPN

San Francisco QB Alex Smith has thrown five interceptions, the same number he threw last season. San Francisco is second in the NFL in yards rushing with 1,246. Arizona’s defense, ranked seventh in the NFL, is just 20th against the run. An Arizona win would snap a three-game slide and tie the Cardinals with 49ers atop the NFC West.

49ers to get plenty of chances to up sacks total against offensively challenged Cardinals

San Francisco enjoys the extra rest after two games in five days

Cardinals bumbling away defense’s dominance with offensive ineptitude

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