Week 9 capsules

Posted: November 5, 2017 at 1:53 a.m.

Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles host the Denver Broncos today at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.

TV GAMES All times Central

Broncos at Eagles

Noon, CBS

LINE — Eagles by 7½

SERIES — Eagles lead 7-5

Broncos beat Eagles 52-20, Sept. 29, 2013

ON OFFENSE

(RK) BRONCOS VS. EAGLES (RK)

(10) 123.4 RUSH 129.2 (5)

(18) 218.3 PASS 242.5 (11)

(15) 341.7 YARDS 371.7 (6)

(24) 18.1 POINTS 29.0 (4)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) BRONCOS VS. EAGLES (RK)

(2) 72.9 RUSH 70.4 (1)

(6) 188.1 PASS 256.8 (26)

(1) 261.0 YARDS 327.1 (14)

(13) 21.0 POINTS 19.5 (10) KEY MATCHUP Broncos vs. turnovers: The Broncos have won 31 consecutive games when winning the turnover battle. With Brock Osweiler starting at QB, that will be hard to do against the Eagles and their plus-5 turnover margin.

Raiders at Dolphins

7:30 p.m., NBC

LINE — Raiders by 3

SERIES — Raiders lead 19-17-1

Dolphins beat Raiders 38-14, Sept. 28, 2014

ON OFFENSE

(RK) RAIDERS VS. DOLPHINS (RK)

(26) 88.0 RUSH 76.4 (31)

(15) 229.8 PASS 176.0 (30)

(20) 317.8 YARDS 252.4 (32)

(19) 21.1 POINTS 13.1 (32)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) RAIDERS VS. DOLPHINS (RK)

(22) 120.4 RUSH 95.4 (8)

(21) 236.5 PASS 210.9 (11)

(25) 356.9 YARDS 306.3 (7)

(23) 23.8 POINTS 21.7 (15)

KEY MATCHUP RBs Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams vs. Raiders’ rushing defense: After last week’s trade of Jay Ajayi, the Dolphins turn to Drake and Williams — who have combined for 57 yards on 22 rushes this season — to carry the load.

Bengals at Jaguars

Noon

LINE — Jaguars by 6

SERIES — Jaguars lead 11-9

Bengals beat Jaguars 33-23, Nov. 02, 2014

ON OFFENSE

(RK) BENGALS VS. JAGUARS (RK)

(30) 78.4 RUSH 169.0 (1)

(23) 208.7 PASS 192.6 (28)

(30) 287.1 YARDS 361.6 (12)

(26) 17.4 POINTS 26.1 (8)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) BENGALS VS. JAGUARS (RK)

(18) 111.9 RUSH 138.6 (32)

(4) 183.1 PASS 161.7 (1)

(5) 295.0 YARDS 300.3 (6)

(9) 19.3 POINTS 15.7 (1)

KEY MATCHUP Jaguars vs. home-field advantage: The Jags have an NFL-worst 9-29 record at home (not including five London games) since 2011. They have dropped 9 of 10 at EverBank Field.

Rams at Giants

Noon

LINE — Rams by 4½

SERIES — Rams lead 26-17

Giants beat Rams 17-10, Oct. 23, 2016

ON OFFENSE

(RK) RAMS VS. GIANTS (RK)

(6) 127.6 RUSH 83.3 (27)

(13) 241.6 PASS 213.1 (20)

(9) 369.2 YARDS 296.4 (27)

(2) 30.3 POINTS 16.0 (30)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) RAMS VS. GIANTS (RK)

(25) 123.1 RUSH 120.7 (23)

(9) 205.0 PASS 258.7 (27)

(15) 328.1 YARDS 379.4 (27)

(11) 19.7 POINTS 22.3 (17) KEY MATCHUP QB Jared Goff vs. Giants’ secondary: Goff and the Rams’ offense are averaging the second-most points in the NFL. He is facing a talented secondary that features cornerbacks Eli Apple and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and safety Landon Collins.

Buccaneers at Saints

Noon, Fox

LINE — Saints by 7

SERIES — Saints lead 31-19

Saints beat Buccaneers 31-24, Dec. 24, 2016

ON OFFENSE

(RK) BUCS VS. SAINTS (RK)

(29) 81.1 RUSH 118.7 (14)

(2) 295.4 PASS 271.7 (4)

(4) 376.5 YARDS 390.4 (2)

(18) 21.1 POINTS 27.3 (6)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) BUCS VS. SAINTS (RK)

(17) 111.7 RUSH 120.3 (21)

(30) 274.7 PASS 224.4 (17)

(29) 386.4 YARDS 344.7 (20)

(24) 24.0 POINTS 20.7 (12) KEY MATCHUP Drew Brees vs. Buccaneers’ passing defense: The Saints have been scoring a lot on the ground, but against the Buccaneers’ 30th-ranked pass defense, it might be time for Brees to add to his 11 TD passes in 7 games.

Falcons at Panthers

Noon

LINE — Falcons by 2½

SERIES — Falcons lead 27-17

Falcons beat Panthers 33-16, Dec. 24, 2016

ON OFFENSE

(RK) FALCONS VS. PANTHERS (RK)

(11) 123.3 RUSH 97.6 (20)

(9) 251.1 PASS 213.4 (19)

(5) 374.4 YARDS 311.0 (21)

(15) 21.9 POINTS 18.5 (23)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) FALCONS VS. PANTHERS (RK)

(11) 102.1 RUSH 81.6 (5)

(14) 218.4 PASS 182.4 (3)

(11) 320.5 YARDS 264.0 (2)

(15) 21.7 POINTS 17.8 (5)

KEY MATCHUP Panthers’ passing attack vs. Falcons’ defense: The Panthers traded their top receiver and QB Cam Newton’s best friend and security blanket Kelvin Benjamin (32, 475 yards, 2 TDs) last week. Will Newton vibe with Devin Funchess, Curtis Samuel and others in Benjamin’s absence?

Colts at Texans

Noon

LINE — Texans by 7

SERIES — Colts lead 23-7

Colts beat Texans 22-17, Dec. 11, 2016

ON OFFENSE

(RK) COLTS VS. TEXANS (RK)

(19) 99.5 RUSH 138.3 (3)

(27) 196.8 PASS 229.1 (16)

(28) 296.3 YARDS 367.4 (10)

(25) 17.8 POINTS 30.7 (1)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) COLTS VS. TEXANS (RK)

(19) 116.4 RUSH 96.6 (9)

(31) 290.4 PASS 238.0 (22)

(31) 406.8 YARDS 334.6 (18)

(32) 30.8 POINTS 26.9 (29)

KEY MATCHUP Colts’ O-line vs. Texans’ pass rush: Houston has 17 sacks this season, and Indianapolis has given up a league-worst 33 sacks. The Colts can push the Texans if QB Jacoby Brissett is kept clean.

Cardinals at 49ers

3:05 p.m.

LINE — Cardinals by 2½

SERIES — 49ers lead 29-23

Cardinals beat 49ers 18-17 (OT), Oct. 1, 2017

ON OFFENSE

(RK) CARDINALS VS. 49ERS (RK)

(32) 63.4 RUSH 95.8 (22)

(5) 269.7 PASS 211.2 (22)

(16) 333.1 YARDS 307.0 (24)

(27) 17.0 POINTS 16.6 (29)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) CARDINALS VS. 49ERS (RK)

(14) 105.9 RUSH 131.8 (29)

(23) 246.9 PASS 250.2 (24)

(24) 352.8 YARDS 382.0 (28)

(30) 27.3 POINTS 27.4 (31)

KEY MATCHUP Cardinals’ QB Drew Stanton vs. 49ers’ QB C.J. Beathard: Stanton is making his first start of the year for the injured Carson Palmer, and Beathard is making his third start with newly acquired Jimmy Garoppolo waiting in the wings. Both pass defenses are ranked in the mid-20s, so whoever can have a solid game should win it for his team.

Chiefs at Cowboys

3:25 p.m., CBS

LINE — Cowboys by 2½

SERIES — Cowboys lead 6-4

Chiefs beat Cowboys 17-16, Sept. 15, 2013

ON OFFENSE

(RK) CHIEFS VS. COWBOYS (RK)

(12) 122.8 RUSH 150.6 (2)

(6) 255.1 PASS 219.3 (17)

(3) 377.9 YARDS 369.9 (8)

(3) 29.5 POINTS 28.3 (5)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) CHIEFS VS. COWBOYS (RK)

(28) 131.1 RUSH 106.0 (15)

(28) 261.1 PASS 218.9 (15)

(30) 392.2 YARDS 324.9 (13)

(19) 22.5 POINTS 23.0 (20) KEY MATCHUP Ezekiel Elliott vs. Chiefs’ rushing defense: Yep, Elliott is suiting up for at least one more game before another ruling on his 6-game suspension, and the NFL’s third-leading rusher (690 yards in 7 games) faces the 28th-ranked rushing defense.

Ravens at Titans

Noon

LINE — Titans by 3 ½

SERIES — Ravens lead 11-10 Ravens beat Titans 21-7, Nov. 9, 2014

ON OFFENSE

(RK) RAVENS VS. TITANS (RK)

(7) 126.9 RUSH 124.6 (8)

(32) 152.9 PASS 201.9 (26)

(31) 279.8 YARDS 326.5 (18)

(17) 21.2 POINTS 22.6 (13)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) RAVENS VS. TITANS (RK)

(30) 132.8 RUSH 100.1 (10)

(5) 184.5 PASS 229.3 (19)

(10) 317.3 YARDS 329.4 (16)

(6) 18.5 POINTS 24.7 (26)

KEY MATCHUP QB Joe Flacco vs. Titans’ defense: Flacco is questionable after the huge hit he took to the head 10 days ago against the Dolphins. Expect him to play, and what he does against the Titans’ 26th-ranked scoring defense could determine the outcome.

Redskins at Seahawks

3:05 p.m.

LINE — Seahawks by 7

SERIES — Redskins lead 11-8 Sea-hawks beat Redskins 27-17, Oct. 6, 2014

ON OFFENSE

(RK) REDSKINS VS. SEAHAWKS (RK)

(17) 105.4 RUSH 97.6 (21)

(8) 251.7 PASS 272.7 (3)

(14) 357.1 YARDS 370.3 (7)

(12) 22.9 POINTS 25.0 (10)

ON DEFENSE

(RK) REDSKINS VS. SEAHAWKS (RK)

(13) 105.1 RUSH 117.7 (20)

(13) 217.4 PASS 216.0 (12)

(12) 322.5 YARDS 333.7 (17

(28) 25.7 POINTS 18.9 (7)

KEY MATCHUP Redskins vs. the calendar: The Seahawks are 15-4 in November since 2012, which is the best record in the NFL.