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NFL blitz: Bradford, Vikings are hot, the Raiders’ defense is not.

Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) is congratulated by Jeremiah Sirles (78) after a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers.
Minnesota Vikings' Sam Bradford (8) is congratulated by Jeremiah Sirles (78) after a touchdown pass against the Carolina Panthers. AP

Who’s hot

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford ranks second in passer rating (109.7) and second in completion percentage (70.4), leading an offense that hasn’t turned the ball over in 304 snaps this season.

Who’s not

New York Giants left tackle Ereck Flowers has four holding penalties and has allowed two sacks. The 2015 first-round pick had four holding penalties and allowed six sacks last season.

Number game

195 Career victories for Tom Brady, including the postseason, trailing only Brett Favre (199) and Peyton Manning (200) for most in NFL history.

2017 NFL Draft

Dane Brugler of CBS Sports and NFLDraftScout.com gives his top-10 senior offensive tackles and top-five draft-eligible underclassmen at the position for the 2017 draft:

Senior offensive tackles

1. Conor McDermott, UCLA (6-8, 310, 5.27)

2. Adam Bisnowaty, Pitt (6-5, 300, 5.16)

3. Dion Dawkins, Temple (6-5, 318, 5.33)

4. Chad Wheeler, USC (6-6, 310, 5.03)

5. Erik Magnuson, Mich (6-5, 296, 5.05)

6. Avery Gennesy, A&M (6-5, 310, 5.08)

7. Julien Davenport, Bucknell (6-6, 308, 5.28)

8. Taylor Moton, W. Mich (6-8, 325, 5.34)

9. Richard Levy, UConn (6-6, 315, 5.27)

10. Javarius Leamon, SC St (6-7, 310, 5.39)

Draft-eligible Underclassmen

1. Cam Robinson, Ala (6-5, 326, 5.28)

2. Mike McGlinchey, ND (6-7, 310, 5.22)

3. Jamarco Jones, Ohio St. (6-5, 310, 5.27)

4. Tyrell Crosby, Ore (6-5, 310, 5.31)

5. Roderick Johnson, FSU (6-6, 323, 5.37)

Blitz

Washington Redskins receiver Josh Doctson, who has a sore left Achilles, has not practiced since being a late scratch before a Week 3 game against the New York Giants. The former TCU star has appeared in only two games and has been hurt on and off since May.

The Cincinnati Bengals had won 10 consecutive games when Andy Dalton had a passer rating of 100 or better until last week. Cincinnati lost 28-14 to the Cowboys despite the former TCU star’s 104.6 passer rating.

Former Texas A&M and Dallas Cowboys tight end Martellus Bennett has 21 receptions for 314 yards and four scores. He leads the New England Patriots in touchdowns and yards, while ranking second in receptions.

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota stands only 1-7 in home games, compared to 4-5 on the road. His passer rating is 76.7 at home and 100.6 on the road.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Josh McCown has two victories in his past 20 starters over three seasons.

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, a Highland Park alum, has 22 game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime. He will play his 99th career game today.

Tampa Bay rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo, a second-round pick, has made only 4 of 8 field goals this season and has missed an extra point.

Indianapolis Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri has made 38 field goals in a row. He needs two to tie Gary Anderson for the second-best consecutive field-goal streak in NFL history. With four he would tie former Colts kicker Mike Vanderjagt for the league record.

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has a 27-20 record in six seasons. He had off-season surgeries on his knee, shoulder and thumb.

The Oakland Raiders lead the NFL with 49 penalties and rank third in penalty yardage with 386. They have 11 false starts, tied for second with Washington, one behind the Colts.

The Raiders are giving up 7.0 yards per play, last in the NFL. The worst season mark since the NFL-AFL merger in 1970 was the New Orleans Saints last year at 6.6.

The New York Jets are 31-51-1 all time in games played in the Mountain or Pacific time zones. But the franchise is 2-0 all time at Arizona, its only winning road record against Mountain or Pacific-based teams.

Information from The Sports Xchange was used in this report.

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