Week 6 Inside The Numbers
By Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the Week 6 matchups in the NFL and some of the numbers inside the head-to-head series between the two teams.
New York Giants @ Chicago (Thursday):
The Bears hold a 32-21-2 advantage in this series against the Giants. The Giants have won the last two games and they have won the last four games played in Chicago. The two teams have split the last 12 matchups dating back to 1986. The Giants have not scored more than 21 points in the last five games against the Bears. Five of the last seven games were decided by seven points or less.
Green Bay @ Baltimore:
This is only the fifth time these teams have played and the Packers have won three of four. The Pack won all three games played in Green Bay and the Ravens won the only game played in Baltimore in this series (in 2005) 48-3.
Cincinnati @ Buffalo:
Buffalo leads the series 15-12 and the Bills have won 10 of the last 11 against the Bengals. The Bengals won the last meeting between the two teams, 23-20, in 2011 but the Bills have beaten the Bengals six straight times in Buffalo. The Bills have scored 20 or more points in 11 straight in the series.
Detroit @ Cleveland:
The Lions have won 17 of the 22 games played in the rivalry and Detroit has won five of the last six contests. The Browns have won two of the last three played in Cleveland. Five of the last eight games were decided by five points or less.
St. Louis @Houston:
This is only the third meeting between these two franchises. They have split the previous two games. Each team won on their opponents’ field. The two previous games were decided by three and six points.
Oakland @ Kansas City:
The 109th meeting in this series of division rivals. Kansas City holds a 55-51-2 advantage. Oakland has won the last three games. The Raiders have won the last six games played in Kansas City and the Chiefs have scored more than 20 points only once in the last 13 games against the Raiders.
Carolina @ Minnesota:
Minnesota has won six of the 10 games played against the Panthers. The Vikings have won three of the last four. Minnesota is 5-2 at home against Carolina and each team has scored over 30 points only once each in the 10-game history of this series.
Pittsburgh@ New York Jets:
The Steelers hold a commanding 18-4 lead in the series. The two teams have split the last four games. Four of the last five games have been decided by five points or less. The Jets have scored over 20 points only once in the last 12 games against the Steelers and the Jets have won the last two games played in New York against Pittsburgh.
Philadelphia @ Tampa Bay:
The Eagles have won nine of the 16 games played against the Bucs and Philadelphia has won the last two games in the series. Each team has won two games in the last four matchups. Tampa Bay has won three of the last five. Two of the last three games were decided by a two-point margin.
Jacksonville @ Denver:
The Jags lead the series 6-4. Jacksonville has won the last three games against the Broncos. The Jaguars have won the last two games played in Denver. The Broncos have been held under 20 points in the last three contests. Seven of the 10 games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less.
Tennessee @ Seattle:
Seattle leads the series 9-6. The Seahawks have won five of the last six against the Titans. Nine of the last 11 games in the series were decided by four points or less. The Seahawks are 6-2 in home games against the Titans.
New Orleans @ New England:
The Patriots have won eight of 12 games against the Saints. The two teams have split the last six games dating back to 1992. New England has won three of the last four. The Patriots have won the last two games played at home against New Orleans.
Arizona @ San Francisco:
The 49ers hold a 26-17 lead against the Cardinals in this series. The 49ers have won seven of the last eight. The 49ers have won four straight against the Cards in San Francisco. The Cardinals have scored less than 10 points in five of the last seven games against San Francisco.
Washington @ Dallas:
This is the 107th meeting of the two teams. Dallas has won 62, the Redskins have won 42, and there have been two ties. The Redskins have won the last two in the series. The Cowboys have won six of the last nine games in the series. The last six games were each decided by 10 points or less. The ‘Boys have won three of the last four games against Washington played in Dallas.
Indianapolis @ San Diego (Monday):
The Chargers hold a 17-10 advantage in the all-time series. San Diego has won five of the last six games played between the two teams. Both teams have scored in double-digits in 13 straight games. Ten of the last 13 games were decided by 10 points or less.