Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a football Sunday……

Arizona 32, Buffalo 30
— Cardinals scored on a 43-yard Hail Mary with 0:02 left for the win.
— Buffalo scored on a 21-yard TD pass with 0:34 left to take a 30-26 lead.
— Arizona is one of three teams tied for first place in NFC West.
— Cardinals scored 30+ points in last five games, winning four of them.

— Hopkins had 7 catches for 107 yards, including the game-winner.
— Murray threw for 245 yards, ran for 61 more.
— Buffalo is 5-2-1 ATS in last eight games as a road underdog.
— Eight of their ten games went over the total.
— Spread was 2.5 or 3; Cardinals declined to kick the PAT after winning TD, since if it had been blocked and run back, game could’ve been tied.

Detroit 30, Washington 27
— Alex Smith has had 17 operations on his broken leg since he last started a game two years ago; he threw for 390 yards in this game. Tough guy.
— Detroit led 24-3 with 3:00 left in the third quarter, blew the lead.
— Washington’s last three losses are by total of 7 points.
— Washington’s last four drives: 45 plays, 300 yards, three TD’s and a FG.

— Lions’ K Prater drained a 59-yard FG at the gun for the walk-off win.
— Detroit is +6 in turnovers in its wins, minus-7 in its losses.
— Stafford threw for 276 yards, three TD’s.
— All four Detroit home games went over the total.

Cleveland 10, Houston 7

— Texans were stopped on downs on 2-yard line in the 2nd quarter.
— Houston’s only score came with 4:59 left; they never got ball back.
— Texans are 0-6 when they score less than 27 points.
— In Arizona, DeAndre Hopkins won a game for the Cardinals with a great catch. Think the Texans could use him?

— Cleveland is 6-3, despite scoring 10 or fewer points in four games.
— Browns outgained Houston 356-243, running ball for 231 yards.
— Both teams converted 50% of their 3rd down plays, odd in a 10-7 game.
— Cleveland is 2-6 ATS in its last eight post-bye games.

Green Bay 24, Jaguars 20
— Jaguars lost last eight games, are 2-5 ATS in last seven
— Jaguars’ first TD came on a 91-yard punt return.
— Jaguars’ second TD came on a 16-yard drive after a Green Bayfumble.
— Robinson ran for 109 yards, only Jaguar to carry the ball in this game.

— Packers drove 75 yards, scored game-winning TD with 9:03 left.
— Valdes-Scantling caught four balls for 149 yards, including a 78-yard TD.
— Green Bay’s first three drives: 10 plays, 47 yards, three punts.
— Five of last six Green Bay games stayed under the total.

NJ Giants 27, Philadelphia 17
— Eagles are 3-0 if they allow 21 or fewer points, 0-5-1 if they allow more than 21.
— Underdogs covered seven of nine Eagle games this season.
— Philly is 2-7 ATS in last nine post-bye games.
— Eagles are 7-10 ATS in last 17 games as a road favorite.

— Win ends Giants’ 7-game skid against the Eagles.
— Philly was 0-9 on third down conversions.
— Giants covered six of their last seven games overall.
— QB Jones had a 34-yard TD run; Giants scored TD’s on first two drives.

Tampa Bay 46, Carolina 23:
— Game was tied 17-all at halftime.
— Bucs lost a fumble on their 2nd play of the game; they had ball nine more times, and scored five TD’s, kicked four FG’s.
— Tampa Bay outgained Carolina 544-187, ran 77 plays, Carolina 47.
— Last week, Tampa ran ball five times the whole game, for 8 yards; Jones carried ball 23 times in this game, for 192 yards.

  Carolina lost its last five games, giving up 30.8 ppg.
— Panthers lost QB Bridgewater with a knee injury late in the game.
— Panthers are 1-4-1 ATS in last six games as a home underdog.
— Carolina is 0-7 when they allow 23+ points, 3-0 when they allow 21 or fewer.

Las Vegas 37, Broncos 12:
— Denver had ball 12 times, committed five turnovers (-5).
— Broncos gave up 26+ points in seven of their last eight games. 
— Broncos lost their last five visits to Oakland/LV, by 10-6-13-8-25 points.
— Home side won last eight series games.

— Raiders scored 31+ points in five of six wins; 20-23-20 in their losses.
— Las Vegas ran ball for 203 yards; Jacobs ran for 112.
— Raiders converted 19 of last 37 third down plays.
— Las Vegas covered all three of its games as a favorite TY.

Rams 23, Seahawks 16
— Seahawks drove 78 yards on their first drive, for their only TD all day.
— Seattle lost three of last four games, after a 5-0 start.
— Seahawks gained 5.1 yards/pass attempt, their worst mark of the year.
— Seattle, Arizona and the Rams are all 6-3, tied atop the NFC West.

— Rams won all four home games, giving up 17-9-10-16 points.
— Veteran LT Whitworth tore the MCL in his knee late in game.
— LA is 10-2-1 ATS in its last thirteen post-bye games.
— Rams won five of last six series games.

Pittsburgh 36, Bengals 10
— Bengals lost four of their last five games.
— Cincy lost its last five visits to Steel City, by 8-15-3-24-26 points.
— Bengals are 0-4-1 SU on the road, losing by 5-24-4-26 points.
— Bengals are 1-6 ATS in last seven post-bye games.

— Steelers won first nine games (7-2 ATS), scoring 30.1 ppg.
— Roethlisberger threw for 333 yards, four TD’s.
— Steelers are 4-1 ATS as home favorites this year, winning by 5-7-9-31-26.
— Pittsburgh has a 3-game lead over Ravens/Browns in AFC North.

New Orleans 27, 49ers 13:
— 49ers outgained New Orleans 281-237, but turned ball over four times (-2)
— 49ers allowed 16 or fewer points in their wins, 24+ points in their losses.
— SF ran ball 25 times for only 49 yards in this game.
— 49ers drove 75 yards for a TD on their first drive, their only TD all day.

 — New Orleans won its last six games, by 6-3-3-3-35 -14points.
— Brees hurt his ribs in this game, was replaced by Jameis Winston.
— New Orleans won four of five home games, winning by 11-3-3-14 points.
— Saints are 7-2, half-game ahead of Tampa Bay in NFC South.

Miami 29, LA Chargers 21
— Dolphins won/covered their last five games, scoring 31.6 ppg.
— Miami blocked a punt on Chargers’ first drive, got ball on 1-yard line.
— Dolphins are 7-1-1 ATS in last nine games as a home favorite.
— Miami is 6-3, in a 5-way tie for the two AFC Wild Card slots.

— Since Week 2 of last year, Chargers are 2-16 in games decided by 8 or fewer points.
— Bolts lost seven of last eight games, with five losses by 5 or fewer points.
— Last six Charger games went over the total.
— Last three games, LA was outscored 57-39 in the second half.

New England 23, Ravens 17
— Patriots ran for 173 yards on a rainy night in Foxboro.
— WR Meyers, a high school QB, threw a TD pass in 2nd quarter.
— Ravens lost five of their last six visits to Foxboro.
— Penalties: Ravens 8-64, Patriots 3-18

— Last 12+ years, Patriots are 5-0 ATS as a home underdog.
— This was first time in six games that New England led (13-10) at the half.
— Four of their last five home games stayed under the total.
— Ravens gained 25 yards on 13 plays in 4th quarter, when weather got a lot worse.

UCLA 34, California 10:
— Bruins outgained Cal 440-176 in this 9am local time kickoff.
— UCLA ran ball for 244 yards; Felton had 107 of those yards.
— Cal’s loss leaves Utah as the only I-A team that hasn’t played yet. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.