NFL Week 5: Head-to-Head stats you need to know

Sports Stats ‘on Tapp’ is a sports statistics blog published with a focus on stats that go beyond the numbers.

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

Miami vs. Cincinnati: Miami leads the series 14-5. The Dolphins have won six of the last seven games played in Cincinnati. Miami has won 10 of the last 12 games between the two teams.

Green Bay vs. Indianapolis: The regular season series is all even at 20-20-1. Green Bay has won two of the last three games played. The Packers have never beaten the Colts in Indianapolis.

Baltimore vs. Kansas City: The series is tied 3-3. The Ravens have won the last three after the Chiefs took the first three in the series. The Ravens have won the only two games played in Kansas City (2006, 2010).

Tennessee vs. Minnesota: The Vikings have a 7-4 advantage in the series. Minnesota has won four of the last five. The Vikings have won six of the seven games played in Minnesota; the Titans only win in Minnesota was as the Houston Oilers in 1992.

Cleveland vs. New York Giants: The Giants have won four of the last five matchups. The two teams last played in 2008; the Browns won that contest, 35-14. The Giants have won the last two games played at home.

Philadelphia vs. Pittsburgh: Philadelphia holds a 47-27-3 lead in the all-time series. The Eagles have won six of the last eight. The Steelers have won two of the last three games played in Pittsburgh.

Atlanta vs. Washington: The Redskins have won 15, lost six and tied one in this series against the Falcons. Atlanta has won three of the last four games. The Falcons have won the last three games played in Washington.

Seattle vs. Carolina: The two teams have played against each only five times. Seattle holds a 3-2 lead. The Panthers have won both games played in Carolina.

Chicago vs. Jacksonville: The Bears have a 3-2 advantage in the series. The two teams split the two games played in Jacksonville. The last time they played in Jacksonville (2004), the Jaguars won 22-3.

Denver vs. New England: Denver has won 27 of the 45 games in the series. The Patriots won both games in 2011, 41-23 in the regular season and 45-10 in the playoffs. The Pats have won the last two games played at home. The two teams have played 11 times since 2000; the Broncos have won six games, the Patriots five.

Buffalo vs. San Francisco: In the 10 games played between the two teams, each team has won five games. They split the last two games played in San Francisco. The last time they played in San Francisco (2004), the Bills won 41-7.

San Diego vs. New Orleans: San Diego leads the series 7-3. The Saints have won two of the last three. The Saints have never beaten the Chargers in New Orleans.

Houston vs. New York Jets: The Jets have won all five games in the series. The last meeting between the two teams was in 2010 when the Jets won 30-27  at home.

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