Week 11 Inside The Numbers
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 11 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
Indianapolis @ Tennessee (Thursday): Indianapolis leads the series 23-14. The Colts have won three straight and eight of the last nine against the Titans. The Colts have won three of the last four games played in Tennessee. Four of the last seven contests were decided by six points or less.
New York Jets @ Buffalo: This will be the 107th meeting between the two teams. The Bills hold a 55-51 advantage. The Jets have won seven of the last eight versus Buffalo. The Jets have won four of the last five games played in Buffalo. New York has scored 27 or more points in six of the last seven games in the series. The Jets won 27-20 against the Bills earlier this season.
Baltimore @ Chicago: The two teams have split the four games that have been played in this series. Chicago is 2-0 at home versus the Ravens. Baltimore won the last meeting between the teams, 31-7, in 2009. The losing team has scored seven or fewer points in each contest.
Cleveland @ Cincinnati: The Bengals have won 42 of the 80 games played against the Browns. Cleveland has won the last two meetings. Cincinnati has won four straight at home against the Browns. Cleveland won 17-6 over the Bengals on September 29. Cincinnati is 12-5 in this series since 2005.
Oakland @ Houston: The Texans have won five of the seven games played against the Raiders. The Raiders won the last game played between the two teams 25-20 in 2011. The two teams have split the last four games. Houston is 2-1 at home versus Oakland. The last two games in the series were decided by five and seven points.
Arizona @ Jacksonville: This is only the fourth meeting between the two franchises. The Jaguars have won two of three. The teams split the two games previously played in Jacksonville. Arizona won the last meeting in the series 31-17 in 2009.
San Diego @ Miami: The series is tied at 14-14. The Chargers have won the last two games in the series. Miami has won seven of the last nine. Miami has won six straight at home versus San Diego dating back to 1983. The last four games in the series were decided by 10 points or less.
Washington @ Philadelphia: Washington holds an 81-72-6 lead over the Eagles. Philadelphia won 33-27 earlier this year in the first meeting of the season. The Eagles have won four of the last six in the series. The teams have split the last four games played in Philadelphia.
Detroit @ Pittsburgh: The Steelers hold a slight 15-14-1 advantage in the series. Pittsburgh has won three straight against the Lions and have won eight straight at home against the Lions. The Steelers scored 110 points in the last three games against the Lions. The Lions have scored under 22 points in eight straight games in the series.
Atlanta @ Tampa Bay: This interdivision series is tied at 20 wins apiece. The Falcons won 31-23 on October 20. The Falcons have won eight of the last 10 in the series. The teams have split the last six games played in Tampa Bay. The last three games were decided by one, five and eight points. Six of the last seven games were decided by eight points or less.
Kansas City @ Denver: This is the 107th meeting of the old AFL rivals. Kansas City holds a 56-50 lead in the series. Denver has won three of the last four games. The Broncos are 10-2 at home against the Chiefs dating back to 2001. The losing team has scored 10 or fewer points in five straight games in the series.
San Francisco @ New Orleans: The 49ers have a big lead in the series, 47-24-2. The 49ers have won the last two in the series. New Orleans has won six of the last eight. The Saints have won four of the last five games played in New Orleans. The Saints have scored 21-plus points in eight straight games against the 49ers.
Minnesota @ Seattle: The Seahawks have a 7-5 advantage in the series. The teams have split the last six games since 2000. Seattle has won three of the last four at home against the Vikings. The Vikings have scored 20-plus points in eight straight games against the Seahawks. When Seattle has scored 22 or more points against Minnesota, they are 6-0.
Green Bay @ New York Giants: The Packers lead the series 31-25-2. The Giants have won the last two meetings. The Giants have scored 35-plus points in three consecutive games against the Pack. Green Bay has won four of the last five games played on the Giants’ home field. The two teams have split the last 14 games dating back to 1985.
New England @ Carolina (Monday): The Patriots have a 3-2 advantage in the series against the Panthers. Carolina is 1-1 at home versus the Patriots. New England won the last meeting between the two teams 20-10 in 2009.