NFL Week 4: Key injuries, streaks, and Monday’s game

Key injuries

Baltimore: WR Deonte Thompson, concussion; WR Marlon Brown, bruised thigh; CB Lardarius Webb, bruised thigh

Buffalo: S Aaron Williams, sore back


Detroit: CB Rashean Mathis, concussion

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Houston: LB Brian Cushing, concussion

Jacksonville: TE Marcedes Lewis, strained calf

New England: WR Aaron Dobson, bruised neck; NT Vince Wilfork, bruised ankle

NY Jets: WR Stephen Hill, concussion-like symptoms


Oakland: RB Darren McFadden, sore hamstring; FB Marcel Reece, sore knee

San Diego: LB Dwight Freeney, sore quadriceps

Seattle: DE Michael Bennett, strained back

Tampa Bay: S Mark Barron, strained hamstring

Tennessee: QB Jake Locker, bruised hip


Washington: RB Alfred Morris, bruised ribs; NT Chris Neild, strained calf

Streaks, etc.

 Philip Rivers’s 83.3 percent completion rate for the Chargers was the highest in NFL history for a 400-yard passing game.

 Redskins linebacker London Fletcher played in his 244th consecutive regular-season game, passing Bill Romanowski for most by a defensive player since the 1970 merger.

 Browns left tackle Joe Thomas made his 100th straight start, extending his consecutive snaps streak to 6,125, the NFL’s longest active run.

 Colts defensive end Robert Mathis is now one sack shy of becoming the 30th player in NFL history with 100.

 The Titans joined the 1995 Rams as the only teams in the Super Bowl era without a turnover through the first four games.

 The Eagles became the first team in NFL history to accumulate at least 1,000 yards passing and 750 yards rushing through the first four games.

 The Jaguars are 0-4 for the third time in franchise history. The team has never started 0-5.

 The Steelers have yet to record a takeaway this season.

 The Chiefs are 13-3 in their last 16 games against NFC teams.

 For the first time since 1998, the Raiders lost a game in which they led by at least 14 points in the first quarter.

 The Ravens had a franchise-low nine rushing attempts.

Monday’s game


When: 8:40 p.m. (ESPN).

Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Line: Saints by 7.

Last meeting: Saints won, 46-34, in 2009.

Of note: New Orleans went into the weekend ranked an uncharacteristic 15th in points scored. Blame a lackluster rushing attack that’s gaining just 3.5 yards per run. The Dolphins’ run game has been a hindrance, too (ranked 26th, 70.3 yards per game), so expect a lot of passing. Drew Brees and Ryan Tannehill are averaging a combined 78 pass attempts per game. The Saints’ defense has forced two turnovers in each of the team’s first three games.