What to know about every NFC team heading into Week 9

LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018-Rams Ndamukong Suh (93) and Aaron Donald celebrate a fumble recovery
Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald (99) jumps on top of defensive tackles Ndamukong Suh (93) and Michael Brockers (90) to sack San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard (3).
(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)

Arizona: Last week vs. the 49ers, Josh Rosen became the youngest Super Bowl-era QB to rally a team to victory after trailing by double digits in the fourth.

Atlanta: Julio Jones needs 134 yards receiving against Washington to reach the 10,000-yard milestone faster than anyone in league history (103 games).

Carolina: Cam Newton is on pace to rush for more yards and have fewer of his passes intercepted than he did during his 2015 most valuable player season.

Chicago: Mitchell Trubisky has thrown more touchdown passes (13) in the last four games than any Bears QB in a four-game stretch since Sid Luckman in 1947.


Dallas: Defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence hasn’t had a sack in three games. He started the season with at least half a sack in four consecutive games.

Detroit: Romeo Okwara needs a sack this week to become the first player in team history with at least one in five straight games. Five of his six career sacks came this year.

Green Bay: Aaron Rodgers threw for 368 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in his only start against New England, a 26-21 win in 2014.

Minnesota: Kirk Cousins’ 2,521 yards passing are second best in the NFL and the most by a Vikings quarterback through the first eight games of a season.


New Orleans: Drew Brees said the Rams’ Ndamukong Suh and Aaron Donald make up the best interior line he’s faced in the NFL: “Those guys are unbelievable.”

N.Y. Giants: Kyle Lauletta, seen by some as a potential replacement for Eli Manning, was arrested last week after nearly hitting a police officer with his car.

Philadelphia: Golden Tate, acquired from Detroit last week, has more yards after the catch (3,910) than any receiver since he came into the league in 2010.

RAMS: Todd Gurley joined Jim Brown and Priest Holmes as the only players with 15 or more TDs in a season’s first eight games (Holmes did it twice).

San Francisco: Nick Mullens started the year on the practice squad but is the NFL’s newest celebrity after his performance (151.9 passer rating) on Thursday.

Seattle: With an 82.35 completion percentage, three TD passes and no picks last week, Russell Wilson became the first Seahawks QB to post a perfect passer rating.

Tampa Bay: Ryan Fitzpatrick, the only player in history to pass for 400 yards in three straight games, replaces turnover-prone Jameis Winston as the starter.

Washington: Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, acquired Tuesday from Green Bay, told reporters he’ll “be suited up this weekend,” whether it’s at safety or on special teams.


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