Week 12 Inside The Numbers
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 12 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
New Orleans @ Atlanta (Thursday):
Atlanta leads the series 47-42. New Orleans won earlier this season 23-17. The Saints have won 12 of the last 15 against the Falcons. The Falcons are 5-8 at home versus New Orleans since 2000.
New York Jets @ Baltimore:
The Ravens have won seven of the eight meetings between the two franchises. The Jets only win against the Ravens was in 1997. The Ravens are 4-0 against the Jets in games played in Baltimore. The Jets have never scored over 20 points in games against the Ravens.
Pittsburgh @ Cleveland:
This is the 123rd meeting between the two teams; the Steelers lead the series 65-57. Pittsburgh is 23-4 versus the Browns since 2000. The teams have split the last four games played in Cleveland. The Browns have scored under 21 points in 10 straight games against the Steelers.
Tampa Bay @ Detroit:
Detroit has a 29-26 advantage over the Bucs. The Lions have won three of the last four contests. The Bucs have won four of the last five games played in Detroit. Seven of the last eight games in this series were decided by seven points or less; four of those games were decided by three points.
Minnesota @ Green Bay:
Green Bay holds a 56-49-1 lead in the series. The Packers won 44-31 earlier this year against the Vikings. Green Bay has won seven of the last eight and has won seven of the last eight games at home versus Minnesota. The Packers have scored 23 or more points in 14 straight games against the Vikings.
Jacksonville @ Houston:
The Texans have a 13-9 advantage in the rivalry. Houston has won five straight in the series. The Texans have won six of the last seven at home against Jacksonville. Houston scored 90 points in the last three meetings.
San Diego @ Kansas City:
K.C. holds a slight 53-52-1 lead over the Chargers. San Diego has won nine of the last 11 games. The two teams have split the last eight games played in Kansas City. The Chiefs have scored under 24 points in 11 consecutive games against San Diego. The Chargers have scored 30-plus points in five of their last six wins over the Chiefs.
Carolina @ Miami:
The two teams have played only four times; Miami has won all four. Miami is 2-0 at home against the Panthers. Miami has outscored Carolina 87-56 in the series. Three of the four games were decided by seven points or less.
Chicago @ St. Louis:
The Bears lead the series 52-35-3. Chicago has won four straight against the Rams. The teams have split the last six games played in St. Louis. The Bears have held the Rams under 10 points in the last three games. The winner will take home the first “Howie Long Bowl” trophy! (The former Raider great has a son who plays for each team.)
Indianapolis @ Arizona:
The Colts lead the series 8-6. Indy has won four straight against the Cardinals. The two teams have split the last eight games dating back to 1980. The Cardinals offense has been held under 14 points in four straight games against the Colts.
Tennessee @ Oakland:
Oakland takes a 27-19 advantage into this game. Tennessee has won the last two meetings. Each team has won four games in the series since 2000. Oakland has won three straight at home versus the Titans.
Dallas @ New York Giants:
Dallas leads 58-43-2 in this all-time series. The Giants have won six of the last nine contests. Dallas won 36-31 in their first meeting this year. Both teams have scored 30-plus points in four of the last nine games. The teams have split the last six games played on New York’s home turf.
Denver @ New England:
The Broncos have a 27-19 lead in the series. The Pats have won the last three and four of the last five against Denver. New England has scored 40 or more points in three of the last five games versus the Broncos. The Patriots have won three straight at home versus Denver.
San Francisco @ Washington (Monday):
The 49ers lead the series 18-10-1. The teams have split the last six matchups. San Francisco has won four of the last five games played in Washington. The 49ers are 3-1 in games against the Redskins played on Monday Night Football.