What you should know about NFL Week 12


The NFL started Week 12 on Thursday night with Houston Texans' tight 20-17 victory over the Indianapolis Colts to take the solo top of the AFC South.

These are the data that you should know about the rest of the Sunday match:

Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles face a duel that could impact the NFC playoff race. AP Photo

Seattle Seahawks (8-2) in Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)

  • They have met 16 times in regular season (Seahawks lead the series 9-7).

  • Seahawks: 5-0 away from home. It is one of two teams (49ers) that have not lost as a visitor in 2019.

  • Seahawks: 7-1 as a visitor against NFC East rivals since 2010. Only the Patriots have a better mark (6-0) against the same rivals in that period.

  • Russell Wilson (SEA): 19 touchdown passes and only one intercepted in his last nine away games.

  • Eagles: four consecutive defeats against Seahawks. If they lose, their postseason odds would drop from 41 percent to 26 percent, according to the "Football Power Index" (FPI) of ESPN.

  • Carson Wentz (PHI): eight touchdown passes and no interception in two home run games against West NFC rivals.

Miami Dolphins (2-8) in Cleveland Browns (4-6)

  • They have met 17 times in regular season (Dolphins lead the series 9-8).

  • Dolphins: 60.3 yards per game in 2019. That average is the lowest by any team in a season since at least 2001.

  • Dolphins: In case of winning, they would secure the winning brand in November for the first time since 2016.

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick (MIA): He lost the first time he faced the Browns in his career and since then, he has five consecutive victories against them.

  • Browns: They haven't lost the ball in their last three games. They had lost the ball 17 times in their first seven games this season.

  • Nick Chubb (CLE): He became the first Browns player since Jim Brown in 1965 with more than 1,000 land yards in the first 10 games of a campaign.

Carolina Panthers (5-5) in New Orleans Saints (8-2)

  • They have met 48 times in regular season (Panthers lead the series 25-23).

  • Panthers: They allow an efficiency of 65.7 percent to their rivals in the red zone this year, no other team allows better efficiency.

  • Christian McCaffrey (CAR): Add seven games in your career with 10 receptions or more, it's the most in league history for a runner.

  • Saints: It is the team that has lost the ball less times (six) in this season.

  • Michael Thomas (NO): His 94 receptions are the most for a player in the first 10 games of his team in a campaign.

New York Giants (2-8) in Chicago Bears (4-6)

  • They have faced 51 times in the regular season (Bears lead the series 28-21-2).

  • Giants: six consecutive losses after starting 2-2. They have not lost seven in a row since the 2014 season.

  • Daniel Jones (NYG): He has dropped nine balls this season, which represents the highest figure in this campaign.

  • Bears: His offense has registered less than 300 yards in nine games. It is the most among all teams this year.

  • David Montgomery (CHI): Its 497 land yards are the second largest number this year among rookie runners behind Josh Jacobs (923).

Oakland Raiders (6-4) in New York Jets (3-7)

  • They have faced 42 times in regular season (Raiders lead the series 23-17-2).

  • Raiders seek to win four games in a row for the first time since 2016 (In that campaign they got to win six wins).

  • Raiders have five consecutive losses against Jets. They could match their worst active streak against a single opponent (six against the Kansas City Chiefs).

  • Raiders rookies lead the NFL in various offensive categories and in catches of defensive quarterback.

  • Josh Jacobs (OAK) has 923 land yards. He could become the first Oakland player with 1,000 ground yards in his first season in the league.

  • The Jets' offense is the worst in the league in yards per game (248.2), yards per play (4.31) and third-time conversions (25.4 percent).

  • Le'Veon Bell (NYJ) has run for 70 or fewer yards in each game of this campaign. His current streak of 11 straight games (since 2017) without exceeding that figure, is the worst in his career.

Pittsburgh Steelers (5-5) in Cincinnati Bengals (0-10)

  • They have faced 98 times in regular season (Steelers lead the 63-35 series).

  • The Steelers have eight straight wins against Bengals. His last defeat was in Pittsburgh in the 2015 season.

  • Steelers add two consecutive defeats against divisional rivals. They have not lost three in a row since 2009.

  • The Bengals already matched their worst start in a campaign (1993). On that occasion they finished with a 3-13 mark.

  • Zac Taylor (CIN) is the sixth head coach in the Super Bowl era to start his 0-10 career.

Detroit Lions (3-6-1) in Washington Redskins (1-9)

  • They have met 41 times in regular season (Redskins lead the series 27-14).

  • The Lions have forced 10 loose balls this season. Only 49ers register more than they do (16).

  • Jeff Driskel (DET) will start his third game because of Matthew Stafford's injury. He implemented personal marks last week in total pin rate (65.8), touchdowns (three) and yards per attempt (8.04).

  • The Redskins have achieved just 13 offensive touchdowns in 2019, which is the lowest figure in the entire NFL.

  • Dwayne Haskins (WSH) was named starting quarterback for the rest of the campaign. If he wins, then each of the team's last four victories since last season will have been with a different starting quarterback (Alex Smith, Josh Johnson and Case Keenum).

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-7) in Atlanta Falcons (3-7)

  • They have faced 51 times in regular season (Falcons lead the series 27-24).

  • The Buccaneers have five straight losses against Falcons. They have never lost six in a row against them in the history of this rivalry.

  • Mike Evans (TB) needs seven yards received to join Randy Moss as the only ones in history with 1,000 yards that way in each of his first six seasons in the league.

  • The Falcons have not allowed touchdown in their last two games, something that has not happened since Weeks 1 and 2 of 2006.

  • Julio Jones (ATL) has not had touchdown receptions in the last seven games, tied for the second worst streak in his career.

  • Matt Ryan (ATL) became the second quarterback in history (Drew Brees) with at least 60 games pitching for 300 yards or more in his first 12 seasons.

Denver Broncos (3-7) in Buffalo Bills (7-3)

  • They have faced 37 times in regular season (Bills lead the series 20-16-1).

  • Broncos: His offense records nine touchdown receptions. That figure is the lowest in the league with Dolphins this year.

  • Bills: If they win, they would match their best start after 11 games (8-3) since 1996. In that year they reached the Wild Card Round.

  • Josh Allen (BUF) has 21 straight games throwing for less than 300 yards, is tied with Matt Moore for the worst streak in active.

  • Frank Gore (BUF) needs 46 land yards to beat Barry Sanders (15,269) in third place of all time.

Dallas Cowboys (6-4) in New England Patriots (9-1)

  • They have met 12 times in regular season (Cowboys lead the series 7-5).

  • In this duel we will see the best offensive (Cowboys with 444.6 yards per game) and the best defense (Patriots with 249.9 yards allowed per game) this season.

  • Cowboys have five consecutive losses against Patriots. They won the first seven clashes in the historical series.

  • Dak Prescott and Tom Brady will face each other for the first time. Prescott was seven years old when Brady threw his first pass in the NFL.

  • Dak Prescott (DAL) has 38 wins since he came to the NFL in 2016. Only Tom Brady records more wins than he (44) in that span.

  • The Patriots defense is one of three (Panthers and 49ers) that have more interceptions than touchdown passes allowed in 2019.

  • Patriots accumulate 20 consecutive victories at home including postseason, is one to match their team brand established from 2002 to 2005.

  • Tom Brady (NE): 4-0 against quarterbacks recruited in the 2016 draft (including postseason).

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-6) in Tennessee Titans (5-5)

  • They have faced 49 times in regular season (Titans lead the series 28-21).

  • These teams are the worst (Jaguars with 34.5 percent) and the best (Titans with 72.0 percent) in the red zone this season.

  • Leonard Fournette (JAX) is one of three players (Dalvin Cook and Christian McCaffrey) with 750 yards and 250 yards received in 2019.

  • The Titans have allowed 42 catches this campaign. It is the highest figure in the league with Dolphins.

  • Derrick Henry (TEN) has more touchdowns on the ground (eight) in the Jaguars than any other player since he came to the NFL in 2016.

  • Ryan Tannehill (TEN) has a 3-1 mark since he assumed the title of the Titans in Week 7. Only Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo and Lamar Jackson record more wins than he (four) in that period.

Green Bay Packers (8-2) in San Francisco 49ers (9-1)

  • They have met 60 times in regular season (Packers lead the series 32-27-1).

  • Packers are 6-0 in this campaign against teams with a winning brand. Between 2015 and 2018, his record against such teams was 5-19-1.

  • Aaron Rodgers (GB) has thrown 18 touchdowns and only one interception in his last seven games Sunday night.

  • Rodgers is 0-6 away against teams that were at least six games above .500 in their victory percentage.

  • 49ers are 2-11 against the Packers in the last 25 seasons, it is their worst mark against any opponent they have faced in that period.

  • The Niners lead the NFL with 42 points scored in the first possession of the second half in their games this season.

  • The next three games of the 49ers are against Packers, Ravens and Saints who are 8-2 all. No team has played three straight games against rivals with a win rate of .800 or better so late in the season in the Super Bowl era. Although the percentage of victory of Saints and Ravens could fall for when they face San Francisco.

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