At 1 p.m., it’s the Seattle Seahawks against the Baltimore Ravens, followed by an NFC East game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles at 4:25 p.m.
The Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals wrap up the day at 8:20 p.m.
Byes: Broncos (3-5), 49ers (5-2), Jaguars (6-2), Lions (6-2)
Here’s a look at some interesting facts entering Week 9.
Titans (3-4) at Steelers (4-3), 8:15 p.m., Amazon Prime: Rookie Will Levis — the 33rd pick in the draft — became the first quarterback since Tennessee began keeping detailed stats in 2016 to throw three touchdowns of at least 50 yards each in a game. He also is the third player in NFL history to pass for four TDs in his debut (joining Marcus Mariota, then with Tennessee, and Fran Tarkenton).
In his first career start, Will Levis threw 3 of the 10 longest touchdown passes by air distance this season.
🔹 47-yard TD to D. Hopkins: 56.1 yards (4th)
🔹 33-yard TD to N. Westbrook-Ikhine: 55.2 yards (5th)
🔹 61-yard TD to D. Hopkins: 51.7 yards (8th)
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) October 29, 2023
Dolphins (6-2) at Chiefs (6-2) in Frankfurt, Germany, 9:30 a.m., NFL Network: Tyreek Hill meets his former team after becoming the fastest to reach 1,000 or more receiving yards in the Super Bowl era. With nine games left, he has caught 61 passes for 1,014 yards — and his goal of topping 2,000 doesn’t seem unrealistic. Still, Miami has yet to beat a team with a winning record, and Kansas City has yet to find a wide receiver who can catch the ball and hold on to said ball. K.C. had five turnovers in last week’s loss at Denver — tied for the most under Andy Reid since he was hired in 2013.
Vikings (4-4) at Falcons (4-4), 1 p.m., Fox: Second-year QB Desmond Ridder has had seven turnovers in the past three weeks and got a concussion evaluation at halftime last week. He was cleared, but Atlanta stuck with Taylor Heinicke, and he led the team to four scoring drives in six possessions in the second half against Tennessee. The Falcons rewarded Heinicke with the start against the Vikings. Minnesota, stunned by the injury to Kirk Cousins, added Joshua Dobbs to the roster in a Halloween trade with Arizona, but rookie Jaren Hall will start this week.
Seahawks (5-2) at Ravens (6-2), 1 p.m., CBS: In 18 starts against NFC teams, Lamar Jackson is 17-1. In the Ravens’ previous meeting with Seattle, in 2019, he ran for 116 yards and a touchdown.
Cardinals (1-7) at Browns (4-3), 1 p.m., CBS: The status of Deshaun Watson’s shoulder remains unclear, but this much is not: In his 10 starts, the Browns are 6-4, averaging 21 points.
Rams (3-5) at Packers (2-5), 1 p.m., Fox: After not throwing any interceptions in his first two games, Jordan Love has been intercepted eight times in the past five. So let’s check in with Green Bay Coach Matt LaFleur: “It’s just like, you know, we’re a mess right now.”
Buccaneers (3-4) at Texans (3-4), 1 p.m., CBS: Baker Mayfield could use a little help from the ground game. Tampa Bay’s rushing success rate (26.5 percent) ranks last in the NFL, and the Bucs are on pace to post the NFL’s worst mark since the 2013 Ravens’ 24.6. Tampa Bay’s second-leading rusher is QB Baker Mayfield.
Commanders (3-5) at Patriots (2-6), 1 p.m., Fox: The Patriots’ defense, typically a Bill Belichick specialty, is allowing 26 points per game (26th in the NFL) and has only held the Jets (on Sept. 24) to fewer than 20 points. Washington’s defense will be starkly different, given the trades of Chase Young (to San Francisco) and Montez Sweat (to Chicago).
Bears (2-6) at Saints (4-4), 1 p.m., CBS: Taysom Hill passed for 44 yards and led the Saints in rushing (nine carries for 63 yards) last week. He is posting the highest rushing success rate (65.5 percent) of his career.
Colts (3-5) at Panthers (1-6), 4:05 p.m., CBS: Indianapolis is the only team to have scored 20 or more points in every game, which is nice — except the defense has allowed an average of 38 over a losing streak that stands at three.
Giants (2-6) at Raiders (3-5), 4:25 p.m., Fox: Davante Adams chose to play for the Raiders, his favorite team, and to team up with Derek Carr. But Carr was shipped off and Adams’s frustration boiled over Monday night, when he snagged one pass for 11 yards (on seven targets — two of which should have resulted in TD bombs) from Jimmy Garoppolo. He hasn’t had a one-reception game since 2017. Maybe the firing of Josh McDaniels will help things. (It really can’t hurt.) Rookie Aidan O’Connell will start instead of Garoppolo.
Cowboys (5-2) at Eagles (7-1), 4:25 p.m., Fox: A.J. Brown has the NFL record for the most consecutive games (six) with at least 125 receiving yards. (He had 130 against Washington.) Like Tyreek Hill, he’s on pace to break the single-season receiving yardage record (Calvin Johnson’s 1,964 in 2012). Dallas has won four of the past five meetings with Philadelphia, averaging 37 points.
Bills (5-3) at Bengals (4-3), 8:20 p.m., NBC: In a 3-1 start, Buffalo outscored its opponents 139-55. Over their past four games, the Bills are 2-2, outscoring opponents 83-81, and now they face a scary Bengals team with a healthy Joe Burrow. He has led Cincinnati to three straight wins and has the league’s best passer rating (111.8) over that span (with Ja’Marr Chase averaging 124 receiving yards in those games).
Chargers (3-4) at Jets (4-3), 8:15 p.m., ABC, ESPN: L.A. may have hit on a formula with Austin Ekeler and Keenan Allen combining for 18 targets (with 15 receptions) against the Bears. Granted, that was against the Bears, but Justin Herbert also had his best passing day in a month.