What to know about every NFC team heading into Week 4

FILE - At left, in a Sept. 9, 2018, file photo, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) roll
Former UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen will make his first career NFL start when the Arizona Cardinals take on Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks.
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Arizona: Larry Fitzgerald has caught a pass in 214 consecutive games, the second-longest NFL streak. Jerry Rice holds the record at 274 games.

Atlanta: Mohamed Sanu plays Cincinnati for the first time since leaving in 2016. He had 1,793 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns in four seasons with the Bengals.

Carolina: Eric Reid gets a bye week to adjust to his new team. The free agent safety had 375 tackles and 10 interceptions in five seasons with San Francisco.

Chicago: The Bears, last-place finishers in the NFC North the last four years, are alone at the top of the division standings for the first time since 2013.


Dallas: Ezekiel Elliott is tied with San Francisco’s Matt Breida for second in yards rushing with 274. Elliott’s 2,888 yards and 24 touchdowns since 2016 are tops in the league.

Detroit: In rushing for 101 yards against New England last week, rookie Kerryon Johnson was the first Lions player to top 100 since Reggie Bush did it in 2013.

Green Bay: In two games against Buffalo, linebacker Clay Matthews has five sacks. He’s been called for roughing the passer in three straight games.

Minnesota: Former USC standout Everson Griffen was unable to return to the Coliseum on Thursday because he was undergoing a mental health evaluation.


New Orleans: Michael Thomas leads NFL with 38 catches and 398 yards receiving. His catch total is an NFL record for the first three games of a season.

New York: Eli Manning completed 25 of 29 passes (86.2%) last week vs. Houston. It was his most accurate outing since going 27 for 34 (87.1%) against Miami in 2015.

Philadelphia: Zach Ertz has more catches (21) than any other tight end this season. He also leads the Eagles in receptions a year after pulling in a team-high 74 passes.

RAMS: The Rams are 4-0 for the first time since 2001. That’s also the last season the Rams reached the Super Bowl (when they were calling St. Louis their home).

San Francisco: After a season-ending injury to quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, the 49ers turn to C.J. Beathard, who was 1-5 as the team’s starter last season.

Seattle: The defense has seven interceptions, tied with Miami for the league high. This week, that unit faces Arizona’s Josh Rosen, making his first NFL start.

Tampa Bay: The offense is one of the best through the first three weeks of a season, with 1,202 yards passing (No. 2 all time) and 1,420 total (No. 7).

Washington: Adrian Peterson rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns against Green Bay last week. It was his 52nd 100-yard game but first since Nov. 5.


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