Following is a look at this week’s NFL schedule and some historical stats on the head-to-head matchups.
Carolina vs. Atlanta: Atlanta is ahead in the series, 22-12. The Falcons have won the last four contests in the series, all by scoring 31 points in each game. Atlanta has won the last four games played in Atlanta. The Falcons have won six of the last eight in the series.
New England vs. Buffalo: The Patriots have won 16 of the last 17 against the Bills. The Bills did win last year’s game in Buffalo, 34-31. New England is 10-2 in Buffalo since 2000.
Minnesota vs. Detroit: The Vikes hold a 66-33-2 lead in the series. The Lions have won the last three matchups between the two teams. The Lions are 3-2 in the last five games in Detroit. The last three games between the two teams were decided by a total of 16 points.
Tennessee vs. Houston: The Titans have a 14-6 advantage in the series. They have spilt the last eight games and have split the last four games played in Houston. Four of the last six games between the two were decided by three points or less.
San Diego vs. Kansas City: The Chiefs have a slight advantage in the series with a record of 52-51-1 against the Chargers. San Diego has won seven of the last nine. The two teams split the last six games played in Kansas City dating back to 2005. Last year, both games in this series were decided by a field goal with each team winning on their home field.
San Francisco vs. New York Jets: The 49ers are 9-2 in the series. The Jets won the last time the two teams played in New York, a 22-14 win. San Francisco has won five of the six games played in New York.
Seattle vs. St. Louis: Seattle has won the last three meetings. The last six games were each decided by 10 points or more. Seattle has won six of the last seven in St. Louis. The Seahawks have won 13 of the last 14 in the series.
Miami vs. Arizona: The two teams have faced each other 10 times, with the Dolphins winning the first eight games and the Cardinals winning the last two contests. The teams last played in 2008, with the Cards winning 31-10 at home. The teams have split the only two games played in Arizona.
Cincinnati vs. Jacksonville: The Jaguars lead the series, 11-7. Cincinnati has won the last two games. Three of the last five meetings have been decided by four points or less. Jacksonville has won seven of the last eight games played in Jacksonville.
Oakland vs. Denver: The Raiders have won the last four games played in Denver. Oakland has won four of the last five games in the series. In the 24 games played in the series since 2000, Denver has won 14. The two teams have split the last 12 games played in Denver.
New Orleans vs. Green Bay: Green Bay is ahead in the series 15-7. The Pack has won three of the last four games played in Green Bay. The two teams have played 10 times since 1986 with each team winning five games.
Washington vs. Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay has a one-game advantage in the series, 10-9. The Bucs have won three of the last four. Tampa Bay has won seven of the last eight games played at Raymond James Stadium. The Bucs only loss at home to the Redskins was in a 2005 playoff game.
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia: The Eagles have won seven of the last eight games between the two teams. They have split the last six games played in Philadelphia. The Eagles have won 16 of the 24 games played in the series since 2001.
Chicago vs. Dallas: Dallas leads the series 13-9. The Cowboys have won three of the last four played in Dallas. The Bears won the last game played in Dallas between the two teams, a 27-20 win in 2010. The two teams have split the last six games in the series going back to 1996.
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