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Following is a look at this week’s NFL schedule and some historical stats on the head-to-head match-ups.
Oakland vs. Baltimore: Baltimore has a 6-1 advantage in the series. The Ravens have won the last three games. Baltimore has won the last four games played in Baltimore. The Ravens have held the Raiders to 14 or fewer points in each of the six wins in the series.
Denver vs. Carolina: The two teams have played three times with the Broncos winning twice. The Panthers won the only game played in Carolina, 30-10, on Dec. 14, 2008. Denver has scored first in all three contests.
New York Giants vs. Cincinnati: Cincinnati leads the series 5-3. The Bengals have won all five games played in Cincinnati. The last three games played in Cincinnati have been decided by one, three and five points. The Giants have won three of the last four games. The last six games between the two teams have been decided by a touchdown or less.
Tennessee vs. Miami: Miami has an 18-15 lead in the series. The Dolphins have won eight of the last 11 games. The Dolphins have won the last three games played in Miami. Miami has held the Titans to under 20 points in four of the last five games.
Detroit vs. Minnesota: The Vikings have a 67-33-1 lead in the series. Since 2000, Minnesota has won 21 and the Lions have won five. Detroit has won three of the last four games. Minnesota has won 13 of the last 14 games at home. The last four games have been decided by seven points or less.
Buffalo vs. New England: In 105 games between the two franchises, the Patriots have won 63, lost 41 and tied one. New England has won 17 of the last 18 games played between the two teams. In the last five games the Pats have scored 205 points, an average of 40.8 per game. The last Buffalo win in New England was on Nov. 5, 2000.
Atlanta vs. New Orleans: This division rivalry has seen the Falcons win 46 of the 86 match-ups. New Orleans has won six of the last seven and 10 of the last 12. Six of the last seven games have been decided by eight points or less. The Saints have won five of the last six games played in New Orleans.
San Diego vs. Tampa Bay: The Chargers have won eight of the nine games played in this series. San Diego is 5-0 in games played in Tampa Bay. The only win for Tampa Bay in the series was on Nov. 17, 1996.
New York Jets vs. Seattle: The Seahawks have a slight 9-8 lead against the Jets. The Jets have won eight of the last 10 contests. The two teams have split the last six games played in seattle. Seattle has scored only 36 points in the last three games (12 points per game).
Dallas vs. Philadelphia: Dallas has won 59 of he 106 games played against the Eagles. The Eagles won both games last season, allowing the Cowboys to score only seven points in each contest. The two teams have split the last eight games played in Philadelphia.
St. Louis vs. San Francisco: The 49ers have a one-game lead in this series having won 62 and losing 61 (there have been two ties). San Francisco has won seven of the last eight. The 49ers have won the last four games played in San Francisco. The 49ers have held the Rams under seven points in three of the last six games (including two shutouts).
Houston vs. Chicago: The two teams have only played twice. The Texans won both games. The game played in Chicago (Dec. 19, 2004) was a 24-5 win for Houston.
Kansas City vs. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh has an 18-10 advantage in the series. The two teams have split the last 10 games. The Steelers have won the last three games played in Pittsburgh.
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