Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2016
Compiled by JERRY TAPP
Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week #15 (Dec. 16, 18, 19, 20) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest. (Games are on Sunday unless otherwise noted).
Los Angeles Rams @ Seattle (Thursday): Seattle leads the series 21-16. The Rams have won three straight against the Seahawks and four of the last five. The Seahawks are 9-1 in the last 10 games at home against the Rams. All four of the Rams last four wins over Seattle were decided by six points or less.
Miami @ New York Jets (Saturday): The Jets hold a 53-48-1 edge over the Dolphins. Miami won 27-23 over the Jets on November 6 of this year. The Jets have won three of the last four against Miami. The Dolphins have won six of the eight games played on the Jets’ home field.
Green Bay @ Chicago: In the 193 games played all-time in this series, the Bears hold a one-game advantage, 94-93-1. Green Bay is 11-3 versus the Bears since 2010. The Pack scored 25 or more points in five of the last six games against Chicago. Green Bay has won the last six games played in Chicago.
Cleveland @ Buffalo: Cleveland leads the series 12-8. The Bills have won three of the last four games against the Browns. The two teams split the last six matchups at Buffalo.
Philadelphia @ Baltimore: Only four games have been played in this series; the Eagles have won two, the Ravens one, and there was one tie. Baltimore is 1-0-1 at home versus the Eagles. The Eagles won the last meeting 24-23 in 2012.
Tennessee @ Kansas City: Kansas City has won 29, the Titans 21 in this series. The two teams split the last eight games played. The Titans have won three of the last four games played in Kansas City.
Pittsburgh @ Cincinnati: The Steelers have a 59-35 lead in the series. The Steelers have won three straight and six of the last seven against the Bengals. Pittsburgh has also won three consecutive games against the Bengals in Cincinnati. The Bengals have scored under 22 points in 15 consecutive games against the Steelers.
Detroit @ the New York Giants: Detroit leads the series 22-20-1. They split the last six games. The Lions won three of the last four games played in New York. Three of the last four games played in the series were decided by eight points or less.
Indianapolis @ Minnesota: The Colts are 16-7-1 in games versus the Vikings. Indy has won four straight against Minnesota. The Vikes have, however, beaten the Colts five of the last six times in Minnesota. The last three games in the series were each decided by a field goal.
Jacksonville@ Houston: Houston holds an 18-11 lead versus the Jags. The Texans have won five consecutive games over Jacksonville. They are 5-1 in the last six games played at home versus the Jags. The Texans have scored 20 or more in six straight.
New Orleans @ Arizona: Arizona holds a one-game lead in this series, 15-14. They split the last 10 games. The last four games were decided by 10 points or more. Arizona is 3-0 at home against New Orleans in the last three contests.
San Francisco @ Atlanta: The 49ers lead the series 47-30-1. They have won the last three contests. The two teams split the last four games played in Atlanta. Five of the last seven games played in the series were decided by four points or less.
Oakland @ San Diego: Oakland leads the series over San Diego, 62-50-2. Oakland has won three straight versus the Chargers. The two teams split the last 12 played. Each of the last two games was decided by a field goal.
New England @ Denver: The Broncos lead the series 30-21. Denver has won three of the last four over the Pats, and they have won six of the last seven at home versus New England. They have split the last 14 contests.
Tampa Bay @ Dallas: Dallas holds a 13-4 lead over the Bucs. Tampa Bay won the last meeting 10-6 last season. The Bucs have scored under 20 points in seven of the last eight games versus the Cowboys. Dallas has won five of the last six over T.B.
Carolina @ Washington (Monday): Washington leads the series 7-5. The Panthers have won four straight over the Redskins and five of the last six. Washington is 5-1 at home in the last six games against Carolina. The Panthers have outscored the Redskins 98-49 in the last three games in the s