Inside The Numbers: Week 14
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 14 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
Houston @ Jacksonville (Thursday):
Houston leads this series 13-10. The Texans have won five of the last six against the Jags and Jacksonville won two weeks ago, 13-6. Jacksonville has beaten the Texans four of the last six times at home.
Minnesota @ Baltimore:
This is only the fifth meeting between the two franchises. Each team has won two games. Baltimore is 2-1 at home in the series and Minnesota won the last meeting, 33-31, in 2009. The Ravens are averaging 27 points in the series; the Vikings have scored 38 and 33 points in their two wins against Baltimore.
Indianapolis @ Cincinnati:
The Colts have won 17 of the 26 games played in the series. Indy has won seven of the last eight and the Bengals have won two of the last three at home. Cincinnati won the last contest, 27-17, in 2011.
Cleveland @ New England:
The Browns hold a 13-9 advantage in this series. The Patriots have won four of the last five and have won the last four at home against Cleveland. The Browns won the last meeting 34-14 in 2010.
Oakland @ New York Jets:
Oakland leads the series 23-17-2. The Jets have won the last three at home in the series and the two teams have split the last 10 games dating back to 2002. The Jets have won four of the last six against the Raiders.
Carolina @ New Orleans:
Carolina has a 19-17 advantage. Carolina swept the two games played in 2012. The Saints have won three of the last four games at home against the Panthers. Three of the last four games were decided by eight points or less. The Saints have scored 27 or more points in five straight games against Carolina.
Detroit @ Philadelphia:
The Eagles lead the series 16-13-2 and have won six of the last seven versus the Lions. Detroit won 26-23 when the teams faced each other last year. The last two games were each decided by a field goal. The Eagles have won four of the last five at home against the Detroit.
Miami @ Pittsburgh:
The Steelers have won 13, the Dolphins have won 11 in the 24 games played. Pittsburgh has won five straight against Miami. The Steelers have won the last three games played in Pittsburgh against Miami. The last three games were decided by six points or less.
Buffalo @ Tampa Bay:
The Bucs have won six of the nine games played against the Bills. The two teams have split the last four contests. Tampa Bay is 6-2 at home against Buffalo. The Bills won the last meeting 33-20 in 2009.
Kansas City @ Washington: The Chiefs have won seven of the eight games played in this series. The only Redskins win was in 1983. Kansas City has won five straight and three of the four games played in Washington. The Chiefs have outscored Washington 146-59 in the last five contests.
Tennessee @ Denver: The Titans hold a 22-16-1 advantage against the Broncos. Denver has won three of the last four. The Broncos have won the last four at home versus the Titans. The Titans won the last meeting, 17-14, in 2011.
St. Louis @ Arizona: This is the 73rd meeting between the teams. The Rams lead the series 37-33-2. The Rams have won three straight against the Cards. The teams have split the last eight games in Arizona dating back to 2005. St. Louis won earlier this season 27-24.
New York Giants @ San Diego: Each team has won five games in this series. Both teams have won two games played in San Diego. The Chargers have won three of the last four contests. San Diego won 21-20 in 2009 in their last meeting.
Seattle @ San Francisco: The Seahawks hold a slight lead in the series, 15-14. Seattle won the last two games by a combined score of 71-16. The 49ers have won the last four at home against the Seahawks. The 49ers have been held under 20 points in each of the last four games in the series.
Atlanta @ Green Bay: The Packers lead the series 15-13. Green Bay has won the last two meetings. Atlanta has won three of the last four games played in Green Bay. Each team has won four games dating back to 2000.
Dallas @ Chicago (Monday): The Cowboys have won 13, the Bears 10, in the series. The Bears have won the last two games. Chicago won the last Monday Night Football meeting between the two teams, 34-18; they have won two of the three MNF games played between the teams. The teams have split the last six games played in Chicago.