Posted on Sunday, September 11, 2016
Stats You Need To Know...
BY JERRY TAPP
Here’s a look at the 16 games for the NFL in Week One and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted)
Carolina @ Denver (Thursday): The Broncos lead the all-time series 4-1 and won both contests played in Denver. Denver has scored 20 or more points in each of the four wins; the Panthers have scored 17 points or less in each of their four losses.
Tampa Bay @ Atlanta: Tampa Bay has a 23-22 lead in the series. The two teams have split the last 10 games. The Falcons are 6-2 in the last eight games played in Atlanta. Five of the last eight games played between the teams have been decided by eight points or less.
Minnesota @Tennessee: Minnesota has won eight and the Titans four in this series. Tennessee is 3-1 against the Vikes at home in the series. The Vikings have won four of the last five games played against Tennessee. The Titans have averaged only 16 points in their last four games against Minnesota.
Cleveland @ Philadelphia: The Browns have a big lead in the series, 31-16-1. The Eagles have won the last four versus the Browns and six of the last eight. Cleveland is 4-1 in the last five games played in Philly. Five of the last nine games in this series have been decided by five points or less.
Cincinnati@ New York Jets: The Jets lead the series 15-8 and have won three straight and nine of the last 11 against the Bengals. The Jets have won nine straight at home versus Cincinnati dating back to 1984.
Oakland @ New Orleans: The Saints hold a slight 6-5-1 advantage in the series. They have won three straight against the Raiders and won the last two games against Oakland by a combined score of 72-20. The Saints have won three of the last four versus Oakland in New Orleans.
San Diego @ Kansas City: This longtime series shows the Chiefs with a 56-54-1 lead. Kansas City has won four straight against the Chargers and four of the last six games played at Arrowhead. San Diego scored only 13 points total in the last three games against the Chiefs.
Buffalo @ Baltimore: The two teams have split the six games played in the series. Baltimore is 3-1 at home. The last three games between the two teams were each decided by five points or less.
Chicago @ Houston: The Texans have won all three games against the Bears in this relatively young series. The last two games were each decided by seven points.
Green Bay @ Jacksonville: Five games have been played between these two teams with the Packers holding a 3-2 advantage. The Pack is 2-1 in games played in Jacksonville. All five of the games have been decided by 10 points or less.
Miami @ Seattle: Miami has won 10 of the 14 games played against the Seahawks. The Dolphins have won five of the last six against Seattle. Ten of the 14 games in the series have been decided by a touchdown or less, and the last four games were decided by a combined total of 16 points.
New York Giants @ Dallas: The Cowboys lead this series 62-43-1. Dallas has won five of the last six, although the teams have split the last four games played in Dallas. Seven of the last eight games in the series were decided by a TD or less.
Detroit @ Indianapolis: Indy holds a 21-18-2 lead. The Colts have won four straight against the Lions and have scored 30 or more in each of the contests. The Colts have won three of the last four games played against the Lions in Indianapolis.
New England @ Arizona: The Cardinals have a 7-6 lead in the series, but the Patriots have won five of the last six. The two teams have split the eight games played on the Cards home field. Arizona has scored only 42 total in the last five games between the teams.
Pittsburgh @ Washington (Monday): Washington leads the series, 42-32-3. The Steelers have won five straight and have held the Redskins under 14 points in each of those five games. The Redskins have, however, won four of the last five games against Pittsburgh played on the ‘Skins home field.
Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco (Monday): The 49ers have a slight one-game advantage in the series, 65-64-3. The Niners are 6-1-1 in the last eight games played in San Francisco against the Rams. Since 2008, the 49ers have won 11, lost four and tied one game versus the Rams.