NFC notes: Eli Manning, Greg Olsen climbing the all-time charts

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Quarterback Eli Manning (10) signals his teammates during the NFL International series game between the Giants and Rams in London on Sunday.
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Arizona: David Johnson has 863 yards rushing and 510 yards receiving, second to the Cowboys’ Ezekiel Elliott for the NFL lead in yards from scrimmage. 

Atlanta: Matt Ryan is on pace for highest passer rating of his career (115.1), and trails only New England’s Tom Brady (123.3). Linebacker Vic Beasley has 9 1/2 sacks.

Carolina: Greg Olsen needs six catches to become sixth tight end with 600 for career. Mario Addison has had two multi-sack games in his last three contests.

Chicago: Bears quarterback Matt Barkley is set to make his first career start this week against the Titans because of Jay Cutler’s shoulder injury.


Dallas: After a win over the Redskins on Thursday, Dallas has 10 wins by Thanksgiving for just the second time since 1995, the last Super Bowl championship season.

Detroit: The Lions’ 16-13 win on Thanksgiving completed their season sweep of Minnesota, a game decided by a last-second 40-yard field goal by Matt Prater. 

Green Bay: Linebacker Jake Ryan, the Packers’ leading tackler, is likely to start against the Eagles after sitting out last week’s loss to the Redskins.

Minnesota: The Vikings have lost five of their last six, but none of their final four opponents (Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Green Bay and Chicago) have a winning record.


New Orleans: Drew Brees leads the NFL in yards passing (3,277). Brandin Cooks has 981 yards receiving and 11 touchdowns in his last 10 home games.

N.Y. Giants: Quarterback Eli Manning (46,895) needs 109 yards passing to pass Hall of Famer Fran Tarkenton (47,003) for eighth on career list. 

Philadelphia: Eagles are 33-26 on “Monday Night Football” but have lost two in a row when playing host to the Packers, including a wild-card playoff loss in 2011. 

Rams: Tavon Austin leads the NFC with 252 punt return yards. Dominique Easley had his first-career multi- sack game with two last week vs. Dolphins.

San Francisco: The 49ers are trying to avoid their 10th consecutive defeat, which would be the longest losing streak in franchise history. They beat the Rams in opener.

Seattle: The Seahawks are on a three-game winning streak, with Russell Wilson throwing for 902 yards, six touchdowns and zero interceptions.

Tampa Bay: Mike Evans is second in the NFL with eight touchdown recep- tions. The Buccaneers have won three of their last four against the Seahawks.

Washington: Kirk Cousins had 449 yards passing, with three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, during the Redskins’ 31-26 loss to the Cowboys on Thanksgiving.