Posted on Thursday, September 29, 2016
Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the 15 NFL games for Week Four (September 29, October 2-3) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted).
Miami @ Cincinnati (Thursday): Miami leads this series 16-5. They have won three straight and 12 of the last 14 against the Bengals. The Dolphins are 7-1 in games in Cincinnati, and they are 5-0 against the Bengals in games not played on Sunday. Four of the last seven games in this series were decided by four points or less.
Indianapolis@ Jacksonville (game in London): The Colts have a commanding 21-9 advantage in games versus the Jags. The Colts have won six of the last seven versus Jacksonville. The Jags have been held under 20 points in eight of the last 10 games against the Colts. Six of the last seven games were decided by 17 points or more.
Tennessee @ Houston: The Titans hold a 15-13 lead in the series. The Texans have won four straight and seven of the last eight against Tennessee. The Texans have also won the last four games played in Houston. The Texans have held the Titans’ offense under 20 points in seven of the last 10 games in the series.
Cleveland @ Washington: Although the Browns have a 33-11-1 lead all-time in the series, the Redskins have won six of the last eight dating back to 1975, and they won the last two games played on their home field. The Browns have scored under 20 points in seven of their last eight contests versus the Redskins.
Seattle @ New York Jets: The Seahawks lead the series 10-8. The Jets, however, have won eight of the last 11 versus Seattle, and have won the last five games played in the series on their home field. Seattle has won the last two games in the series by a combined score of 41-10.
Buffalo @ New England: The Patriots lead the divisional series 69-42-1 and have won eight of the last nine versus the Bills. New England is 12-1 against Buffalo at home since 2003 and they have won 23 of the last 25 matchups between the teams.
Carolina @ Atlanta: Atlanta has won 25, the Panthers, 17, in this series. The two teams have split the last 10 games. The Panthers have outscored the Falcons 85-23 in the last three games. The Falcons have won six of the last eight home games against Carolina. In the last six games between the two teams, three were decided by seven points or less, three were decided by 20 or more points.
Oakland @ Baltimore: The Ravens have won seven of the nine games played between the teams. Baltimore has won four of the last five, but the Raiders won 37-33 last season. The Ravens averaged 33.2 points per game against Oakland in their last five games. Oakland has never beaten the Ravens in Baltimore.
Detroit @ Chicago: This NFC North series belongs to the Bears, 96-71-5. The Lions, however, have won the last six games in the series. The Bears hold a 9-7 advantage in the series since the 2008 season. Detroit has won the last three games played in Chicago. Nine of the last 13 games played in the series were decided by eight points or less.
Denver @ Tampa Bay: Eight games have been played between these two teams with the Broncos winning six. The Broncos have won three straight against the Bucs and they are 2-1 on Tampa Bay’s home field. Tampa Bay has never scored 24 or more points against Denver. The last six games in the series were decided by eight points or less.
Los Angeles Rams @ Arizona: The regular season series is tied 37-37-2 between these two NFC West teams. The Cardinals have won four of the last five versus the Rams. The two teams have split the last six games played on Arizona’s home field.
New Orleans @ San Diego: The Chargers have won seven of the 11 games played in the series versus the Saints. New Orleans has won three of the last four, but the Chargers are 3-2 in the series at home.
Dallas @ San Francisco: The 49ers hold a slight lead in the series, 17-16-1. They have split the last eight games. Dallas has won three of the last four and three of the last four in San Francisco. Four of the last six games in the series were decided by six points or less.
Kansas City @ Pittsburgh: The Steelers lead the series against the Chiefs 20-11. Pittsburgh has won three of the last four and they have won the last five games played in Pittsburgh between the two teams. Three of the last five games were decided by four points or less.
New York Giants @ Minnesota (Monday): The Vikings hold a 15-12 lead and have won five of the last seven in the series. The Vikings and Giants have each won five games in the last 10 matchups. The two teams have also split the last eight games played in Minnesota. The Giants have won three of the five Monday night games played between the two. Four of the last eight games were a blowout of 20 points or more.
Teams with a bye this week: Green Bay and Philadelphia