Posted on Thursday, September 15, 2016
Here’s a look at the 16 games for the NFL in Week Two (September 15-19) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted)
New York Jets @ Buffalo (Thursday): The Bills hold a 59-51 lead in the series. They have won five straight against the Jets and six of the last seven. The Bills have won the last four matchups in Buffalo. The Bills have scored 20 or more points in each of the last nine games; the Jets have scored 20+ in only four of the last nine games against the Bills.
San Francisco @ Carolina: Carolina leads the series 11-7 and has won eight of the last 11 versus the 49ers. The two teams have split the last eight games played in Carolina.
Dallas @ Washington: The Cowboys hold a 66-42-2 advantage in this series against their division foes. Each team has won four games in the last eight contests in the series. Dallas has won the last three games played on the Redskins’ home field. The Cowboys have won 10 of the last 15 games against the Redskins.
Cincinnati @ Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh has a 56-35 lead in this series. The Steelers are 11-3 against the Bengals dating back to 2010. The Bengals have won three of the last seven games played in Pittsburgh. Eight of the last 15 games in the series were decided by a touchdown or less.
New Orleans @ New York Giants: The Giants hold a two-game advantage over the Saints, 15-13. New Orleans has won four of the last five against the Giants and they have won four of the last five against the Saints in games on the Giants home field. One of the two teams has scored 45 or more points in the game in five of the last seven contests in the series.
Miami @ New England: Miami leads the series 52-46. The Patriots are 11-4 in the last 15 games versus the Dolphins. Miami, however, has won three of the last five in the series. New England has won seven straight against Miami in games in New England. The Pats have won three of the last four games over Miami by 28 or more points.
Kansas City @ Houston: The Chiefs have a slim 4-3 lead in this series. Kansas City has won three straight over the Texans. The Texans are 2-4 against the Chiefs in games played in Houston. The last three regular season games between the two teams were decided by a TD or less.
Tennessee @ Detroit: The Titans hold an 8-3 advantage over the Lions. Detroit is 1-3 against Tennessee in Detroit with their only win coming in 1986. Five of the last seven games in the series were decided by five points or less.
Baltimore @ Cleveland: The Ravens are 25-9 all-time versus the Browns and are 14-2 since 2008 against Cleveland. Cleveland has won only two of the last nine games against the Ravens in Cleveland. Each of the last nine games in the series was decided by 10 points or less.
Seattle @ Los Angeles Rams: Seattle leads the series 21-14. The Rams, however, have won three of the last four games against the Seahawks. The Rams are 4-2 at home in their last six games versus Seattle. The Rams scored less than 10 points in five of the last 11 games they played against the Seahawks.
Tampa Bay @ Arizona: The series is tied at nine games apiece. They have split the last six and have split the last six games played in Arizona. Only once in the last nine games have both teams scored 20 or more points in the game.
Jacksonville @ San Diego: San Diego leads the series 6-2 over the Jags. The Chargers have won the last five. Jacksonville has never beaten the Chargers in San Diego. The Chargers have scored 24-plus points in each of the last five games against the Jaguars.
Indianapolis @ Denver: The Broncos have a 12-10 lead in this series. Indy has won eight of the last nine against Denver and they have won three of the last four played in Denver. The Colts have scored 24 or more points in nine straight against the Broncos.
Atlanta @ Oakland: The Raiders have a one-game lead in this series, 7-6. The Falcons have won three straight against Oakland. The Raiders are 4-2 versus the Falcons in Oakland. Atlanta has outscored the Raiders 82-30 in the last three contests.
Green Bay @ Minnesota: Green Bay leads the series 58-49-2. The Pack is 10-2-1 against the Vikings in the last 13 games and has won five of the last six games in the series played in Minnesota. The Packers have scored 30 or more in seven of the last 12 games in the series; the Vikings have scored 30-plus in only two of those games.
Philadelphia @ Chicago (Monday): The Bears lead the series 29-10-1 and have won four of the last six against the Eagles. The Eagles have won four of the last six games played in Chicago.
Compiled by Jerry Tapp