NFC notes: Sam Bradford returns to Philadelphia as quarterback of the undefeated Vikings

NFC notes: Sam Bradford returns Philadelphia as quarterback of the undefeated the Vikings
Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford stretches before a game against the Panthers on Oct. 22.
(Bob Leverone / Associated Press)

Arizona Cardinals: The three teams Arizona has beaten (Buccaneers, 49ers, Jets) have a com- bined 4-13 record. Cardinals are tied for third in the NFL with 19 sacks.

Atlanta Falcons: Matt Ryan is averaging 369.3 yards passing in his last four home games and has 21 consecutive games with at least 200 yards in the Georgia Dome.

Carolina Panthers: Defensive end Kony Ealy, who had three sacks in the Super Bowl, has yet to register a quarterback takedown. The Panthers have 12 sacks in six games.

Chicago Bears: Brian Hoyer suffered a broken arm against the Packers on Thursday, leaving the Bears with just one healthy quarterback: Matt Barkley.


Dallas Cowboys: Ezekiel Elliott is the first rookie running back to rush for more than 130 yards in four straight games. He leads the league with 703 yards rushing.

Detroit Lions: Four of the Lions’ games have been decided by three points or fewer. Matt Prater has had game-winning kicks in the final two minutes of the last two games.

Green Bay Packers: Receiver Davante Adams had a career-high 13 catches for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-10 victory over the Bears on Thursday night.

Minnesota Vikings: Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford was 7-7 in 14 starts for the Eagles. Minnesota’s offense has taken 310 snaps without a turnover.


New Orleans Saints: The Saints have surrendered just eight sacks, tied with Washington for second fewest. The Raiders (seven) have allowed the least. 

N.Y. Giants: The Giants traveled to London without kicker Josh Brown after the NFL obtained documents related to his May arrest for domestic violence.

Philadelphia Eagles: Receiver Jordan Matthews leads team in catches (22), yards (344) and touchdowns (two). He has had a scoring catch in four straight home games.

RAMS: The Rams will travel a league-high 37,092 miles this season. The Giants, whom they play in London on Sunday, will travel the 22nd most (15,162 miles).

San Francisco 49ers:  DeForest Buckner’s two sacks and a fumble recovery last week were unmatched by a rookie since Tennessee’s Zach Brown did it in 2012.

Seattle Seahawks: Russell Wilson has been sacked 10 times through five games, compared with 26 through five a year ago. Seattle has four new starters on its line. 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Brent Grimes is tied for fourth in NFL with 14 interceptions over the last four seasons. The Buccaneers had a season-high four takeaways last week.

Washington Redskins: The Redskins’ defense has not given up touchdown in seven quarters and hasn’t allowed a TD after halftime over the last four games.


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