Inside the Numbers: Week 2
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 2 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
New York Jets @ New England (Thursday): The Patriots have averaged 36.3 points per game in the last four contests against the Jets. New England has won four straight in the series. New England is 17-5 against the Jets since 2003. The Pats have won six of the last eight at home in the series.
St. Louis @ Atlanta: The Rams franchise leads the series 47-27-2. Atlanta has won four of the last five contests. The Falcons offense has scored 162 points in the last five games against the Rams (32.4 points per game). The Falcons have won the last three games played in Atlanta. The Rams have won eight of the last 12 matchups.
Cleveland @ Baltimore: Baltimore leads the all-time series 21-7. The Ravens have beaten the Browns in 10 straight games. The Ravens have won nine of the last 10 played in Baltimore versus Cleveland. The Browns have not scored more than 17 points in the last eight games in the rivalry.
Carolina @ Buffalo: The Bills lead the series 4-1. The Bills have won two of the three games played in Buffalo. Carolina won at Buffalo 13-9 on Nov. 27, 2005. The Panthers have scored only 69 points in five games against the Bills (13.8 points per game).
Minnesota @ Chicago: The Bears have won six of the last seven against the Vikings. Chicago has scored 27 or more points in five of the last seven games. The Vikings have not scored more than 21 points in a game in the last six contests against the Bears. The Bears have won the last five at home against Minnesota.
Washington @ Green Bay: Green Bay leads the series 18-14-1. The Pack has won three straight at home against the ‘Skins. Green Bay has won four of the last five in the series. The Redskins did not score more than 16 points in the last five meetings. The last two games in the rivalry have been decided by a field goal.
Tennessee @ Houston: Tennessee leads the series 14-8. Houston has won six of the last eight in the series. The two teams have split the last four games played in Houston. Only one game of the last six was decided by 10 points or less.
Miami @ Indianapolis: The Colts have won four straight in the series. Miami has won five of the last seven games played in Indianapolis. The last five games in the series were each decided by eight points or less. The two teams have each won 11 games in the last 22 meetings in the series.
Dallas @ Kansas City: Dallas has won six of the nine games in this series. The Cowboys have won four of the last five games. Kansas City is 2-2 at home against Dallas. The last three games in the series were decided by a combined total of 12 points.
San Diego @ Philadelphia: San Diego has won six of the 10 games played in the rivalry. The Chargers have won four of the last six. The Eagles have won two of the last three and have won three of the four contests played in Philadelphia. Each of the last six games was decided by 10 points or less. The Eagles have never scored over 24 points in a game against the Chargers.
Detroit @ Arizona: The Cards have won four straight in the series. Arizona scored 100 points in the last three games against the Lions. The Cardinals have won the last six games played at home against Detroit. Arizona has won nine of the last 12 in the series.
New Orleans @ Tampa Bay: The Saints lead the all-time series 25-17. New Orleans has won the last three contests. The two teams have split the last six games played in Tampa Bay. The Saints scored 123 points in the last four games against the Bucs.
Denver @ New York Giants: The Giants have a 6-5 advantage in the series. The two teams have split the last six contests. The Giants are 4-1 at home against the Broncos. The Broncos have scored 23 or more points in four of the last five meetings.
Jacksonville @ Oakland: The Jags lead the series 4-2. Jacksonville has won four of the last five. The Raiders won 26-23 in last year’s meeting between the two franchises. The two teams have split the four games played in Oakland. The Jaguars scored 110 points in the last three games against the Raiders.
San Francisco @ Seattle: The series is tied at 14-14. The Seahawks have won three of the last four games played in Seattle. The 49ers have won four of the last five games in the series. The two squads have each won six games in the last 12 meetings.
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati (Monday): This is the 87th meeting of the two teams. The Steelers lead the series 53-33. Pittsburgh has won five of the last six meetings. The Bengals have won only one game in the last 12 played in Cincinnati against the Steelers. Pittsburgh is 6-2 in Monday Night Football against the Bengals. The Bengals have scored 17 points or less in each of the last five games against Pittsburgh.