NFL Week 8: 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.

Carolina vs. Chicago: Chicago leads the series 4-3. The Bears have won the last two meetings between the two teams. The Bears have won three of the last four at home. Chicago won the last game played at Soldier Field, 34-29, last October.

San Diego vs. Cleveland: The Chargers have a 14-7-1 advantage in the all-time series. San Diego has won the last four contests. The Chargers have won nine of the last 11 dating back to November 1, 1987. San Diego has won five of the last six in Cleveland. The last two games played in the series were decided by a touchdown.

Seattle vs. Detroit: Seattle has won seven and lost four in the 11 games played between the two teams. Seattle won the last game played in Detroit, 9-6, in September, 2006. Seattle has won the last three games played.

Jacksonville vs. Green Bay: The series is tied at two games apiece. The Jaguars have won the last two match-ups. Jacksonville won the only game played in Green Bay, 28-25, in December, 2004. The last three games have been decided by four, three and seven points.

Miami vs. New York Jets: The Jets lead this divisional series 49-44-1. Miami has won three of the last four played on the Jets’ home field. Going back to 2006, the Jets have won eight and the Dolphins five in the series. The Jets won 23-20 earlier this season in Miami.

Atlanta vs. Philadelphia: Philadelphia has a 17-12-1 edge in the series. The Eagles have won eight of the last 10 and have won the last six games played in Philadelphia. The last Falcons win in Philly was in October, 1988. Philadelphia has scored 96 points in the last three games against the Falcons.

Washington vs. Pittsburgh: The Redskins have the advantage in the series, 42-31-3. The Steelers have won the last four contests. The Redskins have scored only 16 points in their last three games against Pittsburgh. The Steelers have won the last three games played in Pittsburgh.

New England vs. St. Louis (in London): The Patriots hold a slim 6-5 advantage in the series. New England has won the last three games. This is the second time the two teams have met on a neutral site. They played in New Orleans on February 3, 2002 in the Super Bowl, with the Pats winning 20-17.

Indianapolis vs. Tennessee: Indianapolis has won 21 and lost 14 in the series. The Colts have won six of the last seven in the series. The two teams split their two games in 2011, each team winning at home. Since 2003, the Colts have won 14 and lost four against the Titans.

Oakland vs. Kansas City: The Chiefs lead this division rivalry with 55 win, 49 losses and two ties. Oakland has won six of the last nine in the series. Oakland has won the last five games played in Kansas City. Since 2003 the Chiefs have won 12 of 18 in the series.

New York Giants vs. Dallas: The Cowboys lead the series, 57-42-2. The Cowboys won 24-17 in the 2012 season-opener on September 5. The Giants have won seven of the last 10 in the series. The Giants have won four of the last five games played in Dallas. The last three games played in Dallas were decided by two, six and three points.

New Orleans vs. Denver: Denver has won seven of the nine games the two franchises have played. The Broncos are 4-1 at home. Denver has won the last three. The Broncos have scored 106 points in the last three games played against the Saints.

San Francisco vs. Arizona: San Francisco holds a 24-17 advantage in the series. The 49ers have won five of the last six in the series. The two teams have split the last 10 games played in Arizona. The Cardinals have scored only 50 points in the last five games played against the 49ers.

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