Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016
Compiled by Jerry Tapp
Here’s a look at the 16 NFL games for Week #16 (Dec. 22, 24, 25, 26) and a handful of stats you need to know about each contest.
New York Giants @ Philadelphia (Thursday): The Giants lead the series 86-81-2. The Eagles have won four of the last five. The Giants won 28-23 on November 6. Philly is 5-2 in the last seven home games against the G-Men. The Eagles have scored 23 or more points in five straight against the Giants.
Miami @ Buffalo (Saturday): The Dolphins have a 59-45-1 lead over Buffalo. The two teams split their last four games. Buffalo has won the last four home games played against Miami. The Dolphins won 28-25 on October 23.
New York Jets @ New England (Saturday): New England holds a 60-54-1 advantage over the Jets. The Pats have won nine of the last 11 contests versus the Jets and have won five straight at home against the New Yorkers. Each of the last seven games played in the series was decided by seven points or less.
Tennessee @ Jacksonville (Saturday): The Titans lead the series 25-19. They won 36-22 over the Jags on October 27. Jacksonville has won four of the last five games at home against Tennessee. Six of the last seven games in the series were decided by eight points or less.
Minnesota @ Green Bay (Saturday): Green Bay leads this NFC North rivalry 59-51-2. Minnesota defeated the Packers 17-14 in September. The Vikes have won the last two in the series, but the Pack is 5-1-1 in the last seven games played on their home turf.
San Diego @ Cleveland (Saturday): The Chargers lead the series 15-8-1 and has won five of the last six games against the Browns. San Diego has won five of the last seven games played in Cleveland. San Diego has scored 30 or more points in three of the last four versus the Browns. The last four games in the series were decided by seven points or less.
Washington @ Chicago (Saturday): The Redskins lead the Bears 25-23-1. Washington has won six straight over Chicago and they have won seven of the last eight games played in Chicago. Seven of the last eight games in the series were decided by five or fewer points.
Atlanta@ Carolina (Saturday): Atlanta leads the series 26-17. The Falcons have won the last two meetings; the teams split the last six games played. Atlanta won 48-33 over the Panthers on October 2. The Panthers have won three of the last four games played at home over Atlanta.
Indianapolis @ Oakland (Saturday): Oakland has a one-game lead in the series, 8-7. Indy has won the last four contests. The two teams split the last six games played on the Raiders’ home field. Five of the last six games in the series were decided by a TD or less.
Tampa Bay @ New Orleans (Saturday): This NFC South series is led by the Saints 30-19. Tampa Bay won 16-11 over New Orleans on December 11. The Bucs have won two of the last three games. The Saints are 4-1 in the last five games played at home versus the Bucs. The last five games in the series were each decided by a touchdown or less.
Arizona @ Seattle (Saturday): The series is tied at 17-17-1. Ironically the two teams tied 6-6 in a game on October 23 this season. The Cardinals have scored under 10 points in four of the last five games against the Seahawks. The teams split the last eight games played in Seattle.
Cincinnati @ Houston (Saturday): Houston leads the series 6-4, although the regular season series is tied at 4-4. The Texans have won six of the last seven versus the Bengals. Houston is 3-2 at home against Cincinnati. The combined score is 42-41 in favor of Houston in the last three games between the teams.
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh (Sunday): Pittsburgh holds a 24-21 lead over the Ravens. The Ravens have won four straight and six of the last seven against the Steelers. Baltimore is 4-2 in the last six games played in Pittsburgh. The last three games were decided by three, three and seven points.
Denver @ Kansas City (Sunday): This AFC West matchup has Kansas City with a 58-55 lead. The Chiefs have won the last two games including a 30-27 win over Denver on November 27. The Broncos have won the last five games played in Kansas City.
Detroit @ Dallas (Monday): The Cowboys lead this series 14-12. They split the last six games played. Dallas is 4-2 at home in their last six games against the Lions. The last three games in this matchup were decided by four points or less.