Posted on Thursday, October 06, 2016
BY JERRY TAPP
Here’s a look at the 14 NFL games for Week Five (October 6, 9-10) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted).
Arizona @ San Francisco (Thursday): The 49ers lead the series 29-20. The teams have split the last six games. The Cardinals have won the last two games against the 49ers by a combined score of 66-20. The 49ers have won six of the last seven games against the Cards played in San Francisco. The 49ers are 6-1 in non-Sunday games versus Arizona.
New England @ Cleveland: Cleveland has a 13-10 lead in the series. The Patriots have won five of the last six and seven of the last nine against the Browns. The Browns are 4-2 versus the Pats in the last six games played in Cleveland.
Philadelphia @ Detroit: The Eagles have a 17-14-2 advantage in the all-time series against the Lions. Detroit has won two of the last three, however, the Eagles have taken seven of the last nine. In the last five games between the teams, each has won two games and they tied one contest. The Eagles have scored 30 or more points in four of the last six games in the series. The Lions have scored 20+ points in five straight games.
Chicago @ Indianapolis: The Colts lead the series 23-19. The Bears have won six of the last eight against Indy. The Bears have won the last three games played in Indianapolis. The teams split the last four games played; each of the last four games was decided by 20 points or more.
Tennessee @ Miami: Miami holds a 19-16 advantage in the series. Each team has won four of the last eight played. Miami has won four of the last six contests. The Dolphins are 3-1 in the last four games played in Miami.
Baltimore @ Washington: The two teams have played only five times against each other; the Ravens have won three times. Baltimore won the only game in the series played in Baltimore, 24-10 in 2008. Four of the five games in the series were decided by a TD or less.
Houston @ Minnesota: The Vikings have won all three games played in this series. Two of the three games were decided by seven points or less. The Vikes won the only game in the series played in Minnesota, 28-21 in 2008.
New York Jets @ Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh has a big lead in the series, 19-5. They are 7-4 against the Jets since 2000. The Steelers are 9-1 all-time versus the Jets in games at Pittsburgh. The Jets have scored over 20 points only once in the last 14 games versus the Steelers. Six of the last nine games in the series were decided by a TD or less.
Atlanta @ Denver: Denver holds a 9-5 lead in the series and has won seven of the last nine games. Denver is 4-2 at home in the last six versus the Falcons. The Broncos have scored 20 or more points in each of the 14 games in the series and tallied 24 or more points in 10 of the 14 contests.
Cincinnati @ Dallas: Dallas leads the series 7-4. The Cowboys are 5-1 versus Cincinnati in games at Dallas. The Cowboys have won three of the last four in the series. Cincinnati’s only win in Dallas was in 1988.
Buffalo @ Los Angeles Rams: Buffalo holds a slight 6-5 lead in the series. The teams split the last four games. The Rams have lost the last two games at home against the Bills. The Bills scored 30 or more points in five of the last six games of the series; the rams have scored 17 or less in each of the last three contests.
San Diego @ Oakland: Oakland leads this divisional matchup 61-50-2. Oakland has won two straight against the Chargers. The two teams have split the last six games played in Oakland. Ten of the last 14 games in the series were decided by eight points or less.
New York Giants @ Green Bay: Green Bay leads the series 31-26-2, but the Giants have won three straight against the Pack and have won three of the last four games played in Green Bay. Green Bay has scored under 21 points in each of their last seven defeats at the hands of the Giants.
Tampa Bay @ Carolina (Monday): Carolina leads the series 20-11. The Panthers have won six straight against the Bucs. Carolina is 6-2 in the last eight games played against Tampa Bay in Carolina. Carolina is 4-0 in non-Sunday games versus Tampa Bay.
Teams with a bye this week: Jacksonville, Kansas City, New Orleans and Seattle