NFL Week 13 Inside The Numbers
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 13 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
Green Bay @ Detroit (Thursday): Green Bay leads the series 96-65-7. The Packers won 22-7 earlier this season. The Pack has won five straight in the rivalry. Green Bay has won six of the last seven games played in Detroit. The last Thanksgiving win for the Lions over the Packers was in 2003.
Oakland @ Dallas (Thursday): Oakland has a 6-4 advantage in the series. Oakland has won three of four games played in Dallas. The Raiders have won three of the last four contests. Dallas won their last meeting, 24-7, in 2009. Three of the last four games played between the two teams were decided by seven points or less.
Pittsburgh @ Baltimore (Thursday): Pittsburgh holds a 23-15 advantage in the series. The Steelers won 19-16 against the Ravens in October of this year. The last four games were all decided by a field goal. The two teams have split the last four games in the series. Pittsburgh has won the last two contests.
Tampa Bay @ Carolina: The Panthers have a 15-11 lead in the series. Carolina has won three of the last five. The Panthers defeated the Bucs 31-13 in their October matchup. They have split the last six games played in Carolina.
Jacksonville @ Cleveland: Jacksonville leads the series 9-5. The Browns have won three of the last four versus the Jags. Each of the last seven games was decided by six points or less. The Browns have won the last two games played on their home field. Neither team has scored over 24 points in any of the last eight meetings
Tennessee @ Indianapolis: The Colts have won 24 and lost 14 to the Titans. Indy has won nine of the last 10 in the series. The Colts have won five straight at home against Tennessee. Four of the last eight games in the series were decided by four points or less.
Denver @ Kansas City: This is the 108th meeting of these two teams; the Chiefs hold the lead in the series 56-51. The Broncos have won the last three contests. Denver has won the last two games played in Kansas City. The Chiefs have been held under 18 points in the last six games in the series. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 27-17 two weeks ago to knock the Chiefs out of the ranks of the undefeated.
Chicago @ Minnesota: This is matchup number 106 in this NFC North rivalry. Minnesota has a 53-50-2 advantage. The Bears have won seven of the last eight games against the Vikings. Minnesota has won four of the last six games played on their home turf. Chicago won 31-30 earlier this year against the Vikes.
Miami @ New York Jets: The Jets hold a 49-45-1 lead in the series. The teams have split the last six games they’ve played. Miami has won four of the last five games on the Jets home field. The Jets are 16-10 in the series since 2000.
Arizona @ Philadelphia: The Cardinals lead the series 57-55-5. Arizona has won three straight against the Eagles. The Eagles are 3-2 in the last five games played in Philadelphia. The Cardinals have scored 20 or more points in five straight games in the series.
Atlanta vs. Buffalo (in Toronto): Atlanta has won six of the 10 games played against the Bills. The Falcons have won three straight against Buffalo. Atlanta defeated Buffalo 31-3 the last time the two teams met (2009). Atlanta has scored 30 or more points in five of their six wins over the Bills.
St. Louis @ San Francisco: The 49ers have a one-game lead in the series, winning 63, losing 62, with three ties. The 49ers won 35-11 over the Rams in September of this year. San Francisco is 8-2-1 in the last 11 games versus the Rams. The 49ers are 3-0-1 against St. Louis at home in the last four contests.
New England @ Houston: The two teams have only played five games in the series; the Patriots have won four of those. The Texans only win was in 2010, 34-27, at home. The Pats have scored 23-plus points in each of the five games. New England has won the last two meetings.
Cincinnati @ San Diego: The Chargers lead the series 19-13. The Bengals have won the last two meetings. The teams have split the last four games played in San Diego. The Chargers have scored 27-plus points in 10 of the last 12 games against the Bengals.
New York Giants @ Washington: The 163rd meeting between these division rivals. The Giants have a commanding 93-65-4 lead in the series. The Redskins have won three of the last four against the G-men. The Giants are 7-3 against Washington dating back to 2008. The Redskins have won the last two games at home versus the Giants.
San Francisco @ Washington (Monday): The series is tied at six games apiece. The Seahawks have won three of the last four games played in Seattle. The Seahawks won their last meeting, a playoff contest, 41-36, after the 2010 regular season. Seattle has won four of the last six games against the Saints.