Something to consider: The Rams allowed 30 or more points twice last year. They have allowed 30 or more the past three games.
FIVE GUYS WHO ARE GOOD TO BE THIS WEEKEND
--1. Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. He is 8-0 vs. Detroit, with 18 touchdowns, four interceptions and a passer rating of 114.9. He has a passer rating of 100 or more in seven of those eight starts.
--2. N.Y. Giants quarterback Eli Manning. In his last four starts vs. Philadelphia at home, he has 13 TDs, two interceptions and a 115.2 passer rating.
--3. St. Louis defensive end Robert Quinn. He has six sacks in his past five games and four in the past two at home.
--4. Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. He is 4-1 in his last five at home, with 14 touchdown passes and one interception.
--5. San Diego tight end Antonio Gates. He has 11 career TDs against Oakland, the second-most for Gates vs. any opponent.
BELIEVE IT ... OR DON'T
--1. Since the current playoff system was adopted in 1990, 23 teams with losing records through the first four games went on to reach the playoffs, with the 2011 Denver Broncos the most recent.
--2. Seattle, Kansas City, Denver, New England and New Orleans are undefeated through four games. If all make it to 5-0, it would mark the second time in league history there were five unbeatens through five games. The last time was 2009, with two of those teams (New Orleans and Indianapolis) reaching the Super Bowl.
--3. With 179 points (44.8 points per game), Denver has more than all but one team (the 1966 Dallas Cowboys) in modern NFL history. If the Broncos score 39 vs. Dallas, they set the record for most points through five.
--4. Tennessee is only the second team in the Super Bowl era to go through the first four games of the season without committing a turnover. The 1995 Rams are the other.
--5. The Jets (-10) and Giants (-9) are a combined minus-19 in the takeaway/turnover ratio.
--6. Baltimore's Joe Flacco has a habit of rebounding from losses. In 27 regular-season games following defeats, Flacco completed 64.2 percent of his passes, with 40 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. The Ravens are 20-7 in those contests.
--7. Detroit's Matthew Stafford plays his 50th career game Sunday but already has more passing yards (14,069) than any NFL quarterback in his first 50 contests. Kurt Warner, with 13,864, is second.
--8. With one TD catch Sunday, New Orleans' Jimmy Graham ties Mike Ditka and Antonio Gates for most scoring catches (seven) by a tight end through a team's first five games.
--9. The top eight rushers in the NFL are from the NFC. Houston's Arian Foster and the Jets' Bilal Powell are tied for first in the AFC with 292 yards each ... or 176 fewer than NFL leader LeSean McCoy.
--10. Denver has seven consecutive road victories. With a victory Sunday in Dallas, the Broncos set a franchise record, breaking the previous mark held by the 1976-77 Broncos.
TEN NUMBERS THAT MAY MEAN SOMETHING
--0-4 -- Marvin Lewis' record vs. New England
--1-3 -- Sean Payton's record vs. Chicago
--3-9 -- The New York Giants' record over their last 12 starts
--3 -- Consecutive games with a Matt Schaub interception returned for a touchdown
--11 -- Geno Smith turnovers
--15 -- Consecutive regular-season victories by Denver, all by seven or more points