Los Angeles Charg­ers (6-2) at Oak­land (1-7)

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pa­trick’s past three starts, all losses.

Still, Fitz­patrick has three games with four or more TD passes, the most in the NFC this sea­son, and has been much bet­ter than erst­while starter Jameis Win­ston.

New Eng­land (7-2) at Ten­nessee (4-4)

the NFC South by Brees and Cam New­ton.

With 13 yards re­ceiv­ing Sun­day, Julio Jones will reach 10,000 in his ca­reer and be­come the fastest player to reach that mile­stone (104 games).

The Browns have dropped four straight, and are 0-1 un­der in­terim coach Gregg Wil­liams. But their .786 win­ning per­cent­age (11-3) against the Fal­cons is the team’s high­est against any op­po­nent.

An­other guy not get­ting enough recog­ni­tion for a su­perb pass­ing sea­son is Philip Rivers while Pa­trick Ma­homes grabs the AFC West head­lines. Play­ing the woe­ful Raiders shouldn’t hurt Rivers’ re­sume: He has com­pleted 75 of 100 passes for 994 yards, six TDs and no INTs in his past three out­ings vs. Oak­land for a 126.0 rat­ing.

Plus, the Charg­ers have won five straight for their best record at the sea­son’s mid­point since 2006.

Mean­while, the Raiders are such a mess that they have been outscored 55- 3 over the past five quar­ters and are al­low­ing a 113.9 passer rat­ing, on pace for the worst in fran­chise his­tory.

Jack­sonville (3-5) at In­di­anapo­lis (3-5)

is back in fine form and has not been sacked in his past 154 pass at­tempts dat­ing to the sec­ond of­fen­sive play against New Eng­land on Oct. 4. It’s the long­est stretch of his pro ca­reer.

Colts K Adam Vi­natieri will be hon­ored for break­ing the NFL’s ca­reer scor­ing record two weeks ago at Oak­land. Vi­natieri needs one win to tie Ge­orge Blanda (209) for most reg­u­lar-sea­son wins in league his­tory.

Buf­falo (2-6) at New York Jets (3-6)

With all that record scor­ing through­out the league, this could be an 8-5 snoozer.

Sam Darnold has re­gressed be­hind cen­ter for the Jets and now has a foot in­jury. But let’s be fair: Darnold has very lit­tle help, es­pe­cially with ver­sa­tile RB Bi­lal Powell on IR. Last year’s starter, vet­eran QB Josh McCown, steps in.

As for Buf­falo, well, maybe get­ting rid of Ty­rod Tay­lor wasn’t such a wise move.

New York Giants (1-7) at San Fran­cisco (27), Mon­day night

This isn’t likely to be as much of a sleep-in­ducer as Bills-Jets. At least a na­tional TV au­di­ence gets to watch Saquon Barkley, the most dy­namic rookie to hit New York since Odell Beck­ham Jr. — and with­out all the bag­gage.

San Fran­cisco has its own in­trigu­ing story af­ter rookie QB Nick Mul­lens tore up Bay Area ri­val Oak­land last week. Mul­lens joined Hall of Famers Jim Kelly and Fran Tarken­ton as the only play­ers with at least 250 yards pass­ing, three TDs and no INTs in his ca­reer de­but.

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