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Friday, November 5, 2010
Giants and Raiders get going offensively

By Russell Baxter

ESPN NFL Research Coordinator Russell Baxter's Top Five Things to Know as heard this morning on Mike and Mike in the Morning .

• The New York Giants have totaled an NFL-high 14 rushing plays of 20-plus yards in seven games in 2010 (eight rushing plays of 20-plus yards in 16 games in 2009).

• The Cincinnati Bengals have totaled six sacks in seven games in 2010 (34 sacks in 16 games in 2009).

• Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has committed three turnovers (three interceptions) in seven games this season, after committing 20 turnovers in 10 games in 2009.

• The Detroit Lions have totaled 23 sacks and 17 takeaways in seven games in 2010 (25 sacks and 23 takeaways in 16 games in ’09).

• The Oakland Raiders have scored 212 points (26.5 PPG) in eight games in 2010 (92 points the last two weeks), after scoring just 197 points (12.3 PPG) in 16 games in 2009.