Week 5 Inside The Numbers
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 5 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
Buffalo @ Cleveland (Thursday):
Cleveland holds an 11-7 advantage in this series. The Bills have won the last two games and they have won three of the last four played in Cleveland. The last five games in the series have each been decided by 10 points or less.
New Orleans @ Chicago:
The Bears lead the series 15-12. Chicago has won four of the last five matchups. The Bears have beaten the Saints three straight times at home. Eight of the last 11 games in the series were decided by eight points or less.
New England @ Cincinnati:
The Patriots have won 14 of the 22 games played against the Bengals. New England has won seven of the last eight contests. The Pats have won three of the last four played in Cincinnati. New England has scored 30-plus points in four straight games. Cincinnati last beat New England at home on Sept. 9, 2001.
Detroit @ Green Bay:
One of the most lopsided series in the NFL, the Pack has won 14 of the last 15 meetings against the division rival Lions. This is the 168th meeting of the two teams; the Packers lead the series 95-65-7. The Packers have won the last 22 games played against the Lions in Green Bay. The Lions last won in Green Bay in December, 1991. The Pack has won the last four games, but the last three were decided by four, four and seven points.
Seattle @ Indianapolis:
The Colts lead the series 6-4. Indy is 2-1 against Seattle at home. The Colts scored 84 points in their last three games against the Seahawks. The last Seattle win in Indianapolis was in 1997.
Baltimore @ Miami:
The all-time series is tied at five games apiece. The Ravens have won the last three. Baltimore has won the last two games played in Miami. The Dolphins scored only 32 points in the last three contests against Baltimore, while the Ravens averaged 26.7 points in those three games.
Philadelphia @ New York Giants:
The 163rd meeting in this series. New York leads the series 84-76-2. The Eagles have won eight of the last 10 against the Giants. The Eagles have also won five of the last six games played on the Giants' home turf. Six of the last 11 contests in this rivalry have been decided by seven points or less.
Jacksonville@ St. Louis:
This is only the fourth meeting between these two teams. The Rams lead the series 2-1. The Rams won both games played in St. Louis. All three games in the series were decided by a field goal.
Kansas City @ Tennessee:
The Chiefs have a 28-20 advantage in the series against the Titans franchise. Tennessee has won three of the last five matchups. The two teams have split the two games played in Tennessee. The two franchises have split the last 14 games dating back to 1989.
Carolina @ Arizona:
The Panthers have won eight of the 12 games played against the Cardinals. Carolina is 4-1 in Arizona. The two teams split the last four games. The last two games were each decided by seven points.
Denver @ Dallas:
The Broncos have a slight 6-5 lead in the all-time series. Denver has won the last four contests. The last three games were decided by seven, three and two points. The Broncos have won the last two games played in Dallas.
San Diego @ Oakland:
Game No. 108 in this series of division foes. The Raiders lead the series 58-47-2. San Diego has won eight of the last nine games played in Oakland. The Chargers are 16-3 in the last 19 games of the series. Six of the last eight games were decided by eight points or less. San Diego has won three straight in the series.
Houston @ San Francisco:
Only the third meeting between these two teams. The series is all even at one game apiece. Each team won the game played on their home field. Both games in the series were decided by a field goal.
New York Jets @ Atlanta (Monday):
The Falcons hold a 6-4 advantage in the series against the Jets. The Falcons won their last Monday Night Football game against the Jets 27-14 in 2005. Atlanta has won four of the last five games played between the two teams. The Jets scored only 52 points in the last four games against the Falcons.