Inside the Numbers: Week 3
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 3 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
Kansas City @ Philadelphia (Thursday): Philadelphia leads the series 4-2. The Eagles have won three straight against the Chiefs. The two teams have split the two games played in Philly. Four of the last six games in the rivalry were decided by seven points or less. The Eagles offense scored 94 points in the last three contests against Kansas City.
Houston @ Baltimore: The Ravens have won six of the seven games against Houston. The Texans won for the first time against Baltimore last year, 43-13. The Ravens are 3-0 at home against Houston. Baltimore’s defense has held Houston under 20 points in five of the seven matchups.
Green Bay @ Cincinnati: The Bengals lead the series 6-5. Cincinnati has won the last two contests against the Packers. The Packers last win against the Bengals was in 1998 in Cincinnati. Each of the last three games in the series was decided by seven points.
New York Giants @ Carolina: The all-time series is tied at four games apiece. The Giants have won the last two contests, scoring 67 points in those two games. Carolina is 1-2 at home against the Giants. The Giants have won four of the last five in the series.
St. Louis @ Dallas: Each team has won 15 games in this series. The Rams have won four of the last six games played in Dallas. Dallas is 3-2 in games against the Rams franchise in St. Louis. The Cowboys have won the last two games in the series. Dallas scored 83 points in the last three games against the Rams.
Cleveland @ Minnesota: The Vikings have won 11 of the 14 games played against the Browns. The Vikes have won four straight in the series. Minnesota is 7-1 at home against Cleveland. The Browns scored only 56 points in the last four games in the series.
Tampa Bay @ New England: New England has won five of the seven games played between the two teams. The Pats have won the last two and have won two of the last three played at home. The Bucs scored only seven points in their last two games against New England. The Patriots won each of the last two games in the series by 28 points.
Arizona @ New Orleans: The Cards hold a slight 14-13 lead in the series. The Saints have won eight of the last 12 games in the series. The Saints have won six of the last seven games played at home in the series. New Orleans scored 96 points in the last three contests against Arizona.
San Diego @ Tennessee: The Chargers are 26-16-1 in the series. San Diego has won the last nine games against Tennessee. The Chargers have won the last three games played in Tennessee. San Diego scored 113 points I the last three games against the Titans. The last time the Tennessee franchise beat San Diego was in 1992 when they were the Houston Oilers.
Detroit @ Washington: The Redskins hold a commanding 30-12 lead in the series. The two teams have split the last eight contests. The Redskins have won the last 16 games played kin Washington dating back to 1968. Four of the last six games in the series were decided by eight points or less.
Atlanta @ Miami: Miami leads the series 7-4. Atlanta has won the last two against Miami and three of the last four in the series. The Falcons have not scored 20 or more points against the Dolphins in the last three contests. Two of the last three games were decided by seven points or less.
Buffalo @ New York Jets: This is the 106th meeting of these two teams. Buffalo leads the series 55-50. The Jets have won eight of the last 10 games in the series. The Jets have won the last three games played at home against the Bills. The Jets have scored 27 or more points in five of the last six games against Buffalo.
Indianapolis @ San Francisco: The Colts lead the series 24-18. Indy has won the last two games against the 49ers. The 49ers have won four of the last five played in San Francisco. The 49ers are 4-3 against the Colts with the franchise in Indianapolis.
Jacksonville @ Seattle: Seattle leads the series 4-2. The Seahawks have won three of the last four in the series. The Seahawks are 2-0 at home against Jacksonville. Seattle has outscored Jacksonville 65-15 in the two games played in Seattle.
Chicago @ Pittsburgh: The Bears hold a 17-7-1 advantage in the series. Pittsburgh has won three of the last four matchups. The Steelers have won the last two games played in Pittsburgh. Three of the last four games in the series were decided by five points or less.
Oakland @ Denver (Monday): This is contest #108 in this series. The Raiders are 60-45-2 in the series. Denver has won the last three games against Oakland. Oakland has won four of the last five games played in Denver. The Broncos scored 101 points in the last three games against Oakland.