Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a football Sunday

Green Bay 25, Cincinnati 22, OT:
— Green Bay missed a PAT and three FG tries.
— Packers’ six drives in 2nd half/OT: six FG tries (3-6).
— Five drives to red zone, only 16 points.
— Jones ran football 14 times for 103 yards.

— WR Chase caught six passes for 159 yards and a TD.
— Cincy’s last three drives: MFG, INT, MFG
— Green Bay outgained Bengals 466-367.
— Bengals have had a TD play of 31+ yards in all five games.

Minnesota 19, Detroit 17:
— Lions’ only TD came on a 20-yard drive.
— Detroit averaged 4.6 yards/pass attempt, Vikings 7.3.
— Lions are already done with their NFC North road games.
— Detroit is winless SU this year, but 3-2 ATS.

— Vikings kicked 54-yard FG at 0:00 for the win.
— Minnesota scored one TD, tried 5 FG’s, a red flag for offense.
— Vikings outgained Detroit 384-288.
— Vikings are 1-9 ATS in last ten games as home favorites.

Atlanta 27, NJ Jets 20:
— Jets’ first three drives: 8 plays, 16 yards, no first downs.
— Jets have been outscored 75-13 in first half.
— Jets got TD on 1st drive of 3rd quarter, their first score on first drive of a half.
— Last 3+ years, Jets are 5-9 ATS in games with spread of 3 or less points.

— Falcons’ first three drives: 32 plays, 231 yards, 17 points.
— Atlanta converted 9-14 third down plays.
— Falcons outgained Jets, 450-230.
— Pitts caught nine passes for 119 yards and a TD. 

Tampa Bay 45, Miami 17:
— Miami lost last four games, giving up 34.5 ppg.
— Dolphins’ first two drives: 16 plays, 145 yards, 10 points.
— Dolphins’ last seven drives: 36 plays, 184 yards, 7 points.
— Miami has given up 32 plays of 20+ yards, has only 16 themselves.

— Tampa Bay won first three home games, scoring 41.3 ppg.
— Buccaneers scored 6 TD’s, tried 2 FGs on nine drives.
— Total yardage: 558-301, Tampa Bay.
— Buccaneers have 19 TD’s on 53 drives this season.

Philadelphia 21, Carolina 18:
— Philly scored winning TD on 27-yard drive after blocked punt.
— Eagles’ first 11 drives: 38 plays, 65 yards, 2 FG’s, safety.
— Eagles’ next three drives: 18 plays, 143 yards, 2 TD’s
— Eagles kicked 58-yard FG on last play of first half.

— Carolina lost last two games, after a 3-0 start.
— Panthers after 1st quarter: 54 plays, 162 yards, 6 points.
— Carolina outscored opponents 69-25 in first half.
— Total yardage: Eagles 273, Panthers 267.

New Orleans 33, Washington 22:
— New Orleans scored 49-yard TD on last play of first half.
— Saints had TD plays of 75-23-49 yards.
— Winston averaged 8.5 yards/pass attempt.
— Last 3+ years, NO is 13-3 ATS in games with spread of 3 or less points..

— Washington scored 30-34 points in wins, 16-21-22 in losses.
— Washington’s first 3 drives: 13 points.
— Washington’s last 9 drives: 9 points.
— Last four Washington games went over the total.

Tennessee 37, Jacksonville 19:
— Titans scored defensive TD in first minute of game.
— Titans’ first 5 drives: 42 plays, 288 yards, 3 TD’s, FG.
— Last four weeks, Titans ran ball for 188.3 yards/game.
— Tennessee won eight of last nine series games.

— Jaguars have now lost 20 games in a row.
— Jacksonville outgained Titans, 454-368.
— Jaguars had ball in red zone 2 of last 3 drives, came up empty on both.
— Last 2+ years, Jacksonville is 5-10 ATS as home underdogs.

Pittsburgh 27, Denver 19:
— Broncos lost despite 13-yard edge in field position.
— Last four weeks, Denver converted only 11-48 third down plays.
— Three trips to red zone, Broncos scored only 10 points.
— Two of Denver’s three wins came against a rookie QB.

— Steelers ran ball for 147 yards; they had 221 RY in first four games.
— Pitt averaged 9.4 yards/pass attempt.
— Claypool caught five passes for 130 yards and a TD.
— Opponents have started 8 drives in Pittsburgh territory.
— Steelers haven’t started any drives in opposing territory. 

New England 25, Houston 22
— Patriots outscored Houston 16-0 over last 28:00 of game.
— Last four NE drives: 33 plays, 188 yards, 3 FGs and a TD.
— Patriots gained 42+ yards on six of nine drives.
— Patriots’ wins are both over rookie QBs.

— Texans lost last four games, giving up 30 ppg.
— Houston led 22-9 early in third quarter.
— Texans’ last five drives: 20 plays, 69 yards, 2 first downs, zero points.
— Texans have 16 plays of 20+ yards; their opponents have 26.

LA Chargers 47, Cleveland 42:
— Browns won 14-7 last week, lost 47-42 here; go figure.
— Browns ran ball for 187.6 yards/game the first five weeks.
— Cleveland outscored foes 35-6 in last 2:00 of each half.
— Cleveland is 9-18 ATS in last 27 games on artificial turf.

— Chargers’ last four drives: 26 plays, 259 yards, 26 points.
— Williams caught eight passes for 165 yards, two TD’s.
— Bolts have converted 33 of 68 third down plays.
— Chargers allowed 198-186-230 rushing yards in last three games.

Chicago 20, Las Vegas 9:
— Bears won three of their last four games, despite passing for 94.5 ypg.
— Chicago allowed 17 or fewer points in its three wins.
— Last three games, Bears converted only 8-32 third down plays.
— Chicago’s last four games stayed under the total.

— Raiders lost last two games, scoring three TD’s on 20 drives.
— First 3 quarters, Raiders ran 38 plays for 162 yards, 8 first downs, 3 points.
— Total yardage for game: 259-252, Raiders.
— Raiders are 2-5 ATS in last seven games as a home favorite.

Dallas 44, NY Giants 20:
— Dallas won its first three home games, scoring 40.3 ppg.
— Dallas has converted 32-62 third down plays.
— Cowboys have 12 takeaways in five games (+7).
— Over is 19-8 in Cowboys’ last 27 home games.

— QB Jones (concussion) left game, as did RB Barkley (ankle).
— Giants have been outscored 51-12 in last 2:00 of each half.
— Dallas outgained Big Blue, 515-367.
— Giants lost last five visits to Dallas, by average of 13 points.

Arizona 17, San Francisco 10:
— Hopkins caught six passes for 87 yards and a TD.
— Arizona has 23 plays of 20+ yards; their opponents have 14.
— Arizona has 123 points on 21 drives to red zone (5.86)
— Cardinals are last unbeaten team in NFL.

— Rookie QB Lance threw for 192 yards, ran for 89 in first NFL start.
— 49ers had 93-yard drive in first half, were stopped on downs at the 1.
— Niners have only takeaway (-6) in first five games.
— 49ers had 8 plays of 20+ yards in opener, total of only 11 last four games.

Buffalo 38, Kansas City 20:
— Bills won last four games, scoring 39 ppg.
— Buffalo has given up six TD’s on 53 drives.
— Bills are 9-1-2 ATS last 12 games as road underdogs.
— Buffalo outscored opponents 91-27 in first half.

— Halftime was extended 45 minutes by lightning.
— Chiefs allowed 32.6 ppg in first five games (20 TD’s/43 drives).
— Chiefs turned ball over four times (minus-4)
— KC has 18 plays of 20+ yards, their opponents have 28.

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.

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