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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 vs. Buffalo: Buffalo leads the series 6-4. The Bills have won five of the last six and have won four of the last five games played in Buffalo. The Bills have scored 30-plus points in each of the last five games.
Atlanta vs. Carolina: The Falcons hold a commanding 23-12 advantage over the Panthers. Atlanta has won five straight. The two teams have split the last four games played in Carolina. Atlanta has scored 30 or more points in five straight games in the series.
Dallas vs. Cincinnati: Dallas has won six of the 10 games played against the Bengals. Cincinnati has won the last two games played at home and have won three of the four played in Cincinnati. The two teams have split the last four contests.
Kansas City vs. Cleveland: The series is even at 10-10-2. The two teams have split the last eight games dating back to 1991. The Browns have won three of the last five played in Cleveland. The last three games have been decided by seven points or less.
Tennessee vs. Indianapolis: The Colts have a 22-14 advantage. Indy has won four straight at home. The Colts have won seven of the last eight games played in the series. They won earlier this year (Oct. 28) 19-13 in Tennessee.
New York Jets vs. Jacksonville: The Jaguars have won six of the 10 games played in the series. Jacksonville has won three of the last four games. The Jets have never beaten the Jaguars in Jacksonville. The Jets won the last game in the series, 32-3, on Sept. 18, 2011.
Chicago vs. Minnesota: The two franchises are meeting for the 104th time. The Vikings lead the series 52-49-2. Chicago has won six straight and have won the last two games played in Minnesota. The Vikings have scored under 15 points in each of the last five games played against the Bears.
San Diego vs. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh has a big advantage in the series, 22-8. The Steelers have won eight of the last nine and they have won the last six games played at home. They are 10-1 against the Chargers at home since 1989.
Philadelphia vs. Tampa Bay: The Eagles hold a one-game lead on the Bucs in the series, 8-7. Tampa Bay has won three of the last four. The Bucs have won three of the five games played in Tampa.
Baltimore vs. Washington: This is only the fifth time these two teams have faced off against each other. Baltimore holds a 3-1 lead. The Ravens are 2-1 in games played in Washington. The Redskins have scored only 10 points in each of the last three games against the Ravens.
Miami vs. San Francisco: Miami leads the series 6-5. San Francisco has won five of the last seven. Miami has won the last two games in the series. The 49ers have won two of the last three played in San Francisco.
New Orleans vs. New York Giants: The Giants have a 14-12 advantage against the Saints. New Orleans has won the last three games. The Giants have won three of the last four games at home. The Saints have scored 127 points in the last three games in the series (an average of 42.3 points per game).
Arizona vs. Seattle: The Cardinals lead the series 15-12. Seattle has won three of the last five, although the Cards have won the last two contests. The Seahawks have won the last two games played in Seattle. The last three games have been decided by a total of 10 points.
Detroit vs. Green Bay: The Packers lead the series 94-65-7. They won 24-20 on Nov. 18 in Detroit. Green Bay has won 21 straight against the Lions in games played in Green Bay. The Packers have won 13 of the last 14 games. The last Lions’ win in Green Bay was on Nov. 20, 1983.
Houston vs. New England: This is only the fourth time the two teams have met. New England has won two of the three games. The Patriots won the only game played on their home field on Dec. 17, 2006, 40-7.
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