Today's Tv Games

November 09, 2008|By From Sun news services

Rams (2-6) @Jets (5-3)

TIME, TV:: 1 p.m., Ch. 5

LINE:: Jets by 9

FANTASY FACTOR: : Rams rookie WR Donnie Avery has 13 catches and two touchdown receptions in the past three games. ... Jets QB Brett Favre has thrown 15 TD passes, second in the AFC.

THE BUZZ:: The Jets are between key division games (Buffalo Bills last week, New England Patriots next) and could let down.

Panthers (6-2) @Raiders (2-6)

TIME, TV:: 4:05 p.m., Ch. 45

LINE:: Panthers by 9 1/2

FANTASY FACTOR: : Panthers WR Steve Smith has averaged 108.6 yards and four TDs in the past five games. ... The Raiders have topped 100 yards rushing just once over the past six games.

THE BUZZ:: Carolina has won four of five, is rested after a bye and won't be caught looking ahead - it has the lowly Lions next.

Colts (4-4) @Steelers (6-2)

TIME, TV: : 4:15 p.m., chs. 13, 9

LINE: : Steelers by 3 1/2

FANTASY FACTOR: : Reggie Wayne is the Colts' go-to receiver with 43 catches, four for touchdowns. ... Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley has 8 1/2 sacks in his past six games and LB James Harrison has seven sacks in his past five games. They form the NFL's top sacks tandem with combined 19 1/2 , 10 by Harrison.

THE BUZZ: : The injury report is more important than the stat sheet for this one. The Colts are getting healthy, with RB Joseph Addai and S Bob Sanders back for the second game in a row. Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger couldn't finish last week because of a shoulder injury but hopes to start, but RB Willie Parker is out because of a shoulder ailment.

Giants (7-1) @Eagles (5-3)

TIME, TV: : 8:15 p.m., chs. 11, 4

LINE: : Eagles by 3

FANTASY FACTOR: : Giants RB Brandon Jacobs is averaging 5.2 yards per carry with seven rushing touchdowns. ... Eagles QB Donovan McNabb is 7-3 against the Giants with 14 touchdown passes and three interceptions.

THE BUZZ: : The Giants have won five of the past seven meetings and are on a roll but could have a letdown after manhandling the Cowboys and going on the road to face a hungry division foe that finally is getting healthy.

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