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Published: Sun, September 10, 2006 @ 12:00 a.m.



NEW ORLEANS at CLEVELAND1 p.m., FOX

Opening line: Browns by 3.Series record: Browns lead 1-0. Last meeting: Browns 24, Saints 15, Nov. 24, 2002 at New Orleans.Streaks, stats and notes: New Orleans has many new faces. Sean Payton makes his NFL head coaching debut. QB Drew Brees joins Saints after winning 21 of past 32 starts with San Diego. Heisman Trophy winner RB Reggie Bush makes his NFL debut. Bush averaged 5.4 yards per carry in preseason. ... RB Deuce McAllister returns to action for first time since Oct. 9, 2005. ... K John Carney leads all active players with 1,634 career points and 390 FGs. ... Saints had a minus-24 in turnover margin last year. ... Cleveland's defense ranked No. 1 in AFC inside 20 in 2005, permitting only 22 TDs in 50 trips (44 percent). ... In five career starts, QB Charlie Frye has completed 60.5 percent of his passes (92 of 152). ... RB Reuben Droughns is coming off a 1,232-yard rushing season. ... WR Joe Jurevicius was one of eight players with 10 or more TD receptions in 2005. ... TE Kellen Winslow makes his first appearance since Sept. 19, 2004. New faces: LB Willie McGinest and DT Ted Washington make Browns debuts.

ATLANTA at CAROLINA1 p.m., FOX

Opening line: Panthers by 41/2.Series record: Falcons lead 14-8. Last meeting: Panthers 44, Falcons 11, Jan. 1, 2006 at Atlanta.

SEATTLE at DETROIT

1 p.m., FOX

Opening line: Seahawks by 31/2.Series record: Seahawks lead 5-4. Last meeting: Seahawks 35, Lions 14, Oct. 5, 2003 at Seattle.

PHILADELPHIA at HOUSTON1 p.m., FOX

Opening line: Eagles by 3.Series record: Eagles lead 1-0. Last meeting: Eagles 35, Texans 17, Sept. 29, 2002 at Philadelphia.

CINCINNATI at KANSAS CITY1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Chiefs by 41/2.Series record: Chiefs lead 12-10. Last meeting: Chiefs 37, Bengals 3, Jan. 1, 2006 at Kansas City.

BUFFALO at NEW ENGLAND1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Patriots by 8.Series record: Patriots lead 51-40-1. Last meeting: Patriots 35, Bills 7, Dec. 11, 2005 at Buffalo.

DENVER at ST. LOUIS 1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Broncos by 31/2.Series record: Tied 5-5. Last meeting: Broncos 23, Rams 16, Sept. 8, 2002 at Denver.

BALTIMORE at TAMPA BAY1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Bucs by 3.Series record: Bucs lead 2-0. Last meeting: Bucs 25, Ravens 0, Sept. 15, 2002 at Baltimore.

NEW YORK JETS at TENNESSEE1 p.m., CBS

Opening line: Titans by 21/2.Series record: Titans lead 21-14-1. Last meeting: Jets 17, Titans 10, Dec. 1, 2003 at New York.

SAN FRANCISCO at ARIZONA4:15 p.m., FOX

Opening line: Cardinals by 71/2.Series record: 49ers lead 17-12. Last meeting: Cardinals 17, 49ers 10, Dec. 4, 2005.

CHICAGO at GREEN BAY4:15 p.m FOX

Opening line: Bears by 3.Series record: Bears lead 87-78-6. Last meeting: Bears 33, Packers 14, Dec. 25, 2005.

DALLAS at JACKSONVILLE4:15 p.m., FOX

Opening line: Jaguars by 3.Series record: Cowboys lead 2-1. Last meeting: Cowboys 21, Jaguars 19, Nov. 24, 2002 at Dallas.

INDIANAPOLIS at NEW YORK GIANTS8:15 p.m., NBC

Opening line: Colts by 31/2.Series record: Tied 6-6. Last meeting: Giants 44, Colts 27, Dec. 22, 2002 at Indianapolis.

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