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  • NFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Green Bay 1 0 1 .750 53 52 1-0 -
    Minnesota 1 0 1 .750 53 45 1-0 0-0
    Chicago 1 1 0 .500 47 41 1-0 0-1
    Detroit 0 2 0 .000 44 78 0-1 0-1
  • NFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Tampa Bay 2 0 0 1.000 75 61 1-0 1-0
    Atlanta 1 1 0 .500 43 42 1-0 0-1
    Carolina 1 1 0 .500 40 39 1-0 0-1
    New Orleans 1 1 0 .500 61 66 1-1 -
  • NFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Dallas 1 1 0 .500 28 29 1-0 0-1
    Washington 1 1 0 .500 33 27 0-1 1-0
    Philadelphia 1 1 0 .500 39 39 1-0 0-1
    NY Giants 0 2 0 .000 28 40 0-1 0-1
  • NFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Los Angeles 2 0 0 1.000 67 13 1-0 1-0
    San Francisco 1 1 0 .500 46 51 1-0 0-1
    Seattle 0 2 0 .000 41 51 - 0-2
    Arizona 0 2 0 .000 6 58 0-1 0-1
  • AFC North w l t pct pf pa home away
    Cincinnati 2 0 0 1.000 68 46 1-0 1-0
    Baltimore 1 1 0 .500 70 37 1-0 0-1
    Cleveland 0 1 1 .250 39 42 0-0 0-1
    Pittsburgh 0 1 1 .250 58 63 0-1 0-0
  • AFC South w l t pct pf pa home away
    Jacksonville 2 0 0 1.000 51 35 1-0 1-0
    Tennessee 1 1 0 .500 40 44 1-0 0-1
    Indianapolis 1 1 0 .500 44 43 0-1 1-0
    Houston 0 2 0 .000 37 47 - 0-2
  • AFC East w l t pct pf pa home away
    Miami 2 0 0 1.000 47 32 1-0 1-0
    New England 1 1 0 .500 47 51 1-0 0-1
    NY Jets 1 1 0 .500 60 37 0-1 1-0
    Buffalo 0 2 0 .000 23 78 0-1 0-1
  • AFC West w l t pct pf pa home away
    Kansas City 2 0 0 1.000 80 65 - 2-0
    Denver 2 0 0 1.000 47 43 2-0 -
    Los Angeles 1 1 0 .500 59 58 0-1 1-0
    Oakland 0 2 0 .000 32 53 0-1 0-1
  • Passing Yards
    K. Cousins MIN 669
  • Rushing Yards
    D. Cook MIN 78
    L. Murray MIN 61
    K. Cousins MIN 31
    S. Diggs MIN 9
    C. Ham MIN 5
  • Receiving Yards
    A. Thielen MIN 233
    S. Diggs MIN 171
    D. Cook MIN 107
    K. Rudolph MIN 83
    L. Treadwell MIN 41
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    H. Smith MIN 15
    E. Kendricks MIN 12
    A. Sendejo MIN 11
    X. Rhodes MIN 10
    D. Hunter MIN 9
  • Interceptions
    M. Hughes MIN 1
    X. Rhodes MIN 1
    H. Smith MIN 1
  • Sacks
    D. Hunter MIN 2.0
    M. Alexander MIN 1.0
    E. Griffen MIN 1.0
    D. Parry MIN 1.0
    (2) Players 1.0
  • Passing Yards
    R. Fitzpatrick TB 819
    D. Brees NO 682
    K. Cousins MIN 669
    M. Stafford DET 633
    J. Goff LAR 587
  • Rushing Yards
    M. Breida SF 184
    T. Gurley II LAR 150
    E. Elliott DAL 147
    S. Barkley NYG 134
    T. Coleman ATL 126
  • Receiving Yards
    D. Jackson TB 275
    M. Thomas NO 269
    B. Cooks LAR 246
    J. Jones ATL 233
    A. Thielen MIN 233
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    F. Warner SF 22
    L. Kuechly CAR 21
    A. Bethea ARI 18
    L. David TB 18
    (3) Players 17
  • Interceptions
    S. Griffin SEA 2
    B. McDougald SEA 2
    D. Swearinger Sr. WAS 2
    R. Allen ATL 1
    (20) Players 1
  • Sacks
    D. Buckner SF 3.5
    D. Kennard DET 3.0
    F. Cox PHI 2.5
    F. Clark SEA 2.0
    (11) Players 2.0
  • Passing Yards
    B. Roethlisberger PIT 787
    P. Rivers LAC 680
    J. Flacco BAL 612
    D. Carr OAK 591
    P. Mahomes KC 582
  • Rushing Yards
    J. Mixon CIN 179
    P. Lindsay DEN 178
    L. Miller HOU 166
    J. Conner PIT 152
    I. Crowell NYJ 137
  • Receiving Yards
    T. Hill KC 259
    J. Smith-Schuster PIT 240
    E. Sanders DEN 231
    J. Cook OAK 229
    J. James PIT 198
  • Defensive Tackles (Total)
    D. Leonard IND 27
    A. Hitchens KC 26
    N. Vigil CIN 20
    W. Woodyard TEN 20
    K. Alonso MIA 19
  • Interceptions
    R. Jones MIA 2
    D. Lee NYJ 2
    D. Ward CLE 2
    J. Adams NYJ 1
    (26) Players 1
  • Sacks
    V. Miller DEN 4.0
    G. Atkins CIN 3.0
    L. Ogunjobi CLE 3.0
    T. Watt PIT 3.0
    (7) Players 2.0
  • Sunday, September 16
    Tennessee 20, Houston 17, F Minnesota 29, Green Bay 29, F New Orleans 21, Cleveland 18, F
    Atlanta 31, Carolina 24, F Indianapolis 21, Washington 9, F Tampa Bay 27, Philadelphia 21, F
    Kansas City 42, Pittsburgh 37, F Miami 20, NY Jets 12, F Los Angeles 31, Buffalo 20, F
    San Francisco 30, Detroit 27, F Los Angeles 34, Arizona 0, F Denver 20, Oakland 19, F
    Jacksonville 31, New England 20, F Dallas 20, NY Giants 13, F
  • Monday, September 17
    Chicago 24, Seattle 17, F
  • Thursday, September 20
    NY Jets @ Cleveland
  • Sunday, September 23
    Buffalo @ Minnesota NY Giants @ Houston San Francisco @ Kansas City
    New Orleans @ Atlanta Green Bay @ Washington Indianapolis @ Philadelphia
    Oakland @ Miami Denver @ Baltimore Cincinnati @ Carolina
    Tennessee @ Jacksonville Los Angeles @ Los Angeles Dallas @ Seattle
    Chicago @ Arizona New England @ Detroit
  • Monday, September 24
    Pittsburgh @ Tampa Bay
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