Posted on Friday, December 09, 2016
Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week 14 (Dec. 8, 11, 12) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted).
Oakland @ Kansas City (Thursday): Kansas City leads the series 61-52-2. They have won four straight against the Raiders and six of the last seven. The Chiefs have won the last three home games versus Oakland. They have scored 20 or more points in seven consecutive games versus Oakland. In the Raiders’ last 10 wins over Kansas City, they held the Chiefs under 21 points in each of those games.
Pittsburgh @ Buffalo: The Steelers have a 15-9 advantage over the Bills. Pittsburgh has won five straight and nine of the last 10 against Buffalo. The Steelers have won three of the last four games played in Buffalo. Pittsburgh has scored 20 or more in nine of the last 10 games versus the Bills, while the Bills have scored over 20 in only three of those 10 games.
Denver @ Tennessee: The Titans lead the series 22-17-1. Denver has won six of the last eight and won two of the last three games played on Tennessee’s home field.
Washington @ Philadelphia: Washington leads this divisional series 85-74-6 and have won the last four games versus the Eagles. The two teams split the last six games played in Philly. Seven of the last eight games were decided by eight points or less.
Arizona @ Miami: The Dolphins have won eight of the 11 games played against the Cardinals. Miami won eight straight in the series and now the Cards have won three straight. Miami is 4-1 at home versus Arizona. Three of the last four games in the series were decided by a field goal or less.
San Diego @ Carolina: Carolina has won four of the five games in the series. The teams split the two games played in Carolina. The Panthers won the last two games. Carolina won the last contest, 31-7 in 2012.
Cincinnati @ Cleveland: The Bengals lead this battle of Ohio teams, 47-39. Cincinnati won the last four games against the Browns by a combined score of 129-30. The teams split the last six games played in Cleveland.
Chicago @ Detroit: The Bears hold a 97-71-5 lead over the Lions. The Bears won 17-14 earlier this season. Detroit has won six of the last seven. The last four games in this series were decided by six points or less.
Houston @ Indianapolis: The Colts hold a commanding 23-6 lead in the series, although the Texans have won the last two contests. Indy is 13-1 at home versus the Texans. The last five games in the series were decided by seven points or less.
Minnesota @ Jacksonville: Only five games have been played between these two teams; the Vikings have won four of those games. The Vikes have won three straight. Only one game in this series was decided by less than 10 points.
New York Jets @ San Francisco: The 49ers are 10-2 against the Jets. San Francisco won the last matchup 34-0 in 2012. The 49ers are 4-1 at home versus the Jets.
New Orleans @ Tampa Bay: New Orleans leads the series 30-18 and has won eight of the last nine versus the Bucs. The Saints have also won the last four games played in Tampa Bay. The last four games between these teams were decided by seven points or less.
Atlanta @ Los Angeles Rams: The Rams lead this series 47-28-2. The Falcons have won three straight against the Rams and scored 30+ points in each of those victories. The Rams are 5-1 at home versus the Falcons.
Seattle @ Green Bay: The Packers are 11-8 versus the Seahawks. The teams split their last six games. The Packers have won the last six games at home against Seattle. Seattle has won three of the last four in the series.
Dallas @ New York Giants: Dallas is 62-45-2 all-time against the Giants. The Giants have won the last two games. Eight of the last nine games in this series were decided by a TD or less. The Cowboys have won three of the last four games played in New York. The teams split the last 14 games they have played.
Baltimore @ New England (Monday): The Patriots lead the series 9-3 and won the last two games played against the Ravens. They split the last four contests. New England is 6-2 at home versus the Ravens.