NFL Week 17: Head-to-Head stats you need to know

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The final weekend of the 2012 NFL regular season features 16 divisional games. Following is a look at this week’s NFL schedule and some historical stats on the head-to-head matchups.

Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta: The series is tied 19-19. Atlanta has won seven of the last eight in the series. The Falcons have scored 20-plus points in six of the last seven games. The Falcons have won four straight in Atlanta. Five of the last eight games have been decided by four points or less.

New York Jets vs. Buffalo: Buffalo holds a 54-50 advantage over the Jets. The Jets have won six straight and have won four straight games played in Buffalo. New York has scored 27-plus points in each of the last five contests.

Baltimore vs. Cincinnati: The Ravens lead the series 19-14. Baltimore has won four straight. Cincinnati has won five of the last seven at home. The Bengals have scored under 20 points in eight of the last nine games.

Chicago vs. Detroit: This is the 166th meeting between the two teams. Chicago has won 95, lost 65 and the teams have tied five times. The Bears have won eight of the last nine in the series. The two teams have split the last 10 games played in Detroit.

Houston vs. Indianapolis: Indianapolis holds a 17-4 advantage. The Colts and Texans have split the last six games. The Colts are 10-0 in games at home against the Texans.

Green Bay vs. Minnesota: Green Bay holds the edge in the series, 54-48-1. The Packers have won five consecutive vs. the Vikings. The two teams have each won two games in the last four played in Minneapolis. The Packers have scored 23 or more points in 11 straight games against Minnesota.

Miami vs. New England: The Dolphins lead the series 50-44. The Patriots have won five straight and nine of the last 11 in the series. The Patriots have won five of the last six played at home.

Carolina vs. New Orleans: The Panthers lead the series 18-17 over the Saints. The two teams have split the last 16 games dating back to Jan. 2, 2005. The Saints have won the last three games played in New Orleans. The Saints have averaged 34 points in the last four games against Carolina.

Philadelphia vs. New York Giants: This will be the 162nd meeting between the two teams. The Giants lead the series 83-76-2. The Eagles have won eight of the last nine. The Eagles have won the last five games played on the Giants’ home field. Five of the last six games have been decided by 10 points or less.

Cleveland vs. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh leads the series 64-57. The Steelers have won 16 of the last 18 against the Browns. The Browns have scored under 10 points in five of the last nine games.

Jacksonville vs. Tennessee: The Titans are ahead 20-16 in the series. The Jaguars and Titans have split the last eight games. The Titans have won three of the last four played at home. The last three games in the series have been decided by a total of 13 points.

Kansas City vs. Denver: The Chiefs hold a 56-49 lead in the series. The two teams have split the last six games. Denver has won nine of the last 11 at home. The Chiefs have not scored more than 10 points in each of the last four games against the Broncos.

Oakland vs. San Diego: Oakland leads the series 58-46-1. San Diego has won 15 of the last 18 against the Raiders. Oakland has won the last two games played in San Diego. The Raiders have won three of the last five against the Chargers.

Arizona vs. San Francisco: San Francisco leads the series 25-17. The 49ers have won six of the last seven games. In five of the last six games the Cardinals have scored under 10 points. The 49ers have won four of the last five games played in San Francisco.

St. Louis vs. Seattle: Seattle is ahead in the series, 17-12. The Seahawks have won 13 of the last 15 games played between the two franchises. The Seahawks have won seven straight in Seattle.

Dallas vs. Washington: Dallas has a 62-41-2 advantage in games versus the Redskins. Washington has won six of the last eight. The Redskins have won three of the last four games played in Dallas. The last five games have been decided by seven points or less.

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