AFC notes: Philip Rivers could break Dan Fouts' single-season yardage record for Chargers

AFC notes: Philip Rivers could break Dan Fouts' single-season yardage record for Chargers
Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers waves to fans as he leaves the field after leading his team to a 30-14 win over the Dolphins at Qualcomm Stadium. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times)

Baltimore: Quarterback Ryan Mallett threw for a career-high 274 yards with one touchdown in his Ravens debut last week. Receiver Kamar Aiken had eight catches.

Buffalo: The Bills have won four in a row against the Jets, their longest streak since winning six in a row from 1995 to '97. Buffalo hasn't made the playoffs since 1999.


Cincinnati: AJ McCarron is expected to make his third start for the injured Andy Dalton (thumb). McCarron has thrown two touchdowns with no interceptions.

Cleveland: Quarterback Johnny Manziel will miss the finale because of a concussion. Cleveland has had 14 players diag- nosed with concussions since training camp.

Denver: The Broncos are the first team to have three comeback victories from deficits of 14 or more points against current playoff teams in the same season.

Houston: Texans can clinch first AFC South title since 2012 with a win over Jacksonville, Colts' loss to Tennessee or even a loss with a variety of other positive results.

Indianapolis: The Colts will be forced to start either Josh Freeman, Ryan Lindley or rookie Stephen Morris with injuries claiming their top three quarterbacks.

Jacksonville: Allen Robinson needs eight yards receiving to become the second player in franchise history to have a 1,300-yard receiving season.

Kansas City: Rookie Marcus Peters' eight interceptions are tied for the most in the NFL. That also ties a Chiefs rookie record (Bobby Hunt, 1962).

Miami: Center Mike Pouncey is expected to miss his second consec- utive game with a foot injury in the Dolphins' finale against the Patriots.

New England: Receiver Julian Edelman (foot) and defensive end Chandler Jones (abdomen, toe) are expected to miss the Patriots' game against the Dolphins.

N.Y. Jets: Former Bills coach Chan Gailey and quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will play in Buffalo for the first time since they were both let go after the 2012 season.

Oakland: A win would give the Raiders an 8-8 record, their third .500 season since 2002, when Oakland reached the Super Bowl after going 11-5 in the regular season.

Pittsburgh: Running back DeAngelo Williams needs 101 yards rushing to reach 1,000 yards. Williams last broke the mark in 2009 with the Carolina Panthers.

San Diego: Philip Rivers needs 239 yards passing to break the team's single-season record held by Hall of Famer Dan Fouts, who threw for 4,802 yards in 1981.

Tennessee: The Titans can lock up the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 draft with a loss to the Colts. Tennessee drafted Marcus Mariota with the No. 2 pick last year.