NFL Week 3: Head-to-Head stats you need to know

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Following is a look at this week’s NFL schedule and some historical stats on the head-to-head matchups.

St. Louis @ Chicago: The Bears have won the last three games between the two teams. Chicago is also 5-2 in the last seven games played in Chicago. The last three games played in Chicago have been decided by eight points or less.

Buffalo @ Cleveland: Cleveland is 3-2 in the series since 2000. The last four games have been decided by a total of 20 points. Buffalo has won two of the last three  games in Cleveland.

Tampa Bay @ Dallas: The Cowboys are 12-3 in the all-time series. Dallas has won the last four games. Dallas has won nine and lost only one game between the two teams in Dallas. The last Tampa win in Dallas was in 2001.

Jacksonville @ Indianapolis: Indianapolis holds a 15-7 advantage in the series. The Jaguars have won three of the last four matchups. Seven of the last nine games in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less. The two teams have split the last four games played in Indianapolis.

New York Jets @ Miami: Miami has won five of the last seven. Seven of the last eight games have been decided by eight points or less. The Jets have won four of the last six in Miami.

San Francisco @ Minnesota: The 49ers hold a slight 22-21-1 edge in the series. Minnesota has won four of the last five contests. The Vikings have won four of the last four games played in Minnesota. The last San Francisco win in Minnesota was in 1992.

Kansas City @ New Orleans: The Saints have won five of the nine games in the series between the two teams. The two teams have played twice in the 2000’s; the Saints won both games. The two teams have split the last four games played in New Orleans.

Detroit @ Tennessee: The Titans are 7-3 in the series. Tennessee has won the last three games. The Lions have never beaten the Titans; the Lions last win over this franchise was in 1995 when they defeated the Houston Oilers.

Cincinnati @ Washington: The series is tied at four games apiece. Cincinnati has won the last two games played between the two teams. The Redskins are 3-1 in the four games played in Washington. The last five games in the series have all been decided by a touchdown or less.

Philadelphia @ Arizona: After 115 games played between the two teams, the Cardinals have a 56-54-5 lead in the series. Arizona is 9-5 dating back to November 1997. Arizona has won three of the last four. The two teams have split the four games played in Arizona in this century.

Atlanta @ San Diego: The Falcons have dominated the series with seven wins and only one loss. The only San Diego win in the series was on November 13, 1988. The Chargers have lost all five of the games played in San Diego. Five of the eight games in the series were decided by three points or less.

Houston @ Denver: The two franchises have played only three times. Denver has won two of the three. Denver has scored 68 points in the series, the Texans have scored 67. The Broncos won both games played in Denver.

Pittsburgh @ Oakland: The two teams have played 25 times with the Raiders holding a 13-12 edge. Pittsburgh has won six of the last nine games. The Steelers won the last meeting between the two teams, 35-3 in 2010. The last game played in Oakland was won by the Raiders (2006).

New England @ Baltimore: New England is 7-1 in the series. The Ravens have never beaten the Patriots in a regular-season game. The two teams have played twice in Baltimore with the Pats winning both contests. The Patriots beat Baltimore by the score of 23-20 in each of the last two games.

Green Bay @ Seattle (Monday): The Packers are 10-5 in the all-time series. Green Bay has won six of the last seven games. The two teams have played four games in the series in Seattle with both teams winning two games.

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