Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Sunday

NJ Giants 17, Seattle 12
— Giants held Seattle without a TD until there was 6:09 left to play.
— Giants won their last four games, covered eight of last nine.
— Seven of Giants’ last eight games were decided by 5 or fewer points. 
— Big Blue ran ball for 190 yards; Gallman had 135 of those.

— Seattle is 3-4 in its last seven games, after a 5-0 start.
— Seahawks led 5-0 at halftime, blocking a punt for a safety.
— Teams combined to convert only 7-25 on third down.
— Seahawks are minus-6 in turnovers (3-9) their last five games.

Colts 26, Houston 20
— Houston had ball on 2-yard line with 1:30 left; a poor shotgun snap ended drive.
— Texans lost four of their six home games.
— Houston is 0-7 this year when they score fewer than 27 points.
— Under is 6-0 in Houston’s home games this year.

— Last three games, Colts allowed 83 first half points.
— Indy won four of its last five road games.
— Colts are 7-1 when they score 26+ points. 1-3 when they do not.
— Indy won four of its last five visits to Houston.

Lions 34, Chicago 30
— Detroit scored 14 points in last 2:18 for the unlikely win.
— Stafford was 27-42 passing, for 402 yards, three TD’s.
— Lions snap a 5-game losing streak to Chicago.
— Five of last six Lion games went over the total.

— Leading 30-27, Trubisky was sacked/fumbled on his own 10 with 1:49 left.
— Bears lost their last six games, after a 5-1 start.
— Chicago is 2-6 ATS in last eight games as a home favorite.
— Chicago has only four takeaways in its last six games (-7).

Miami 19, Bengals 7
— Boyd scored on a 72-yard TD pass in first quarter for first score of game.
— Boyd was later ejected after a scuffle; this was chippy game, five players got tossed.
— Cincinnati’s last 7 drives: 36 plays, 88 yards, zero points.
— Bengals lost last four games by a combined 94-43.

— Dolphins won/covered seven of their last eight games.
— Dolphins won/covered their last four home games.
— Miami allowed 17 or fewer points in six of eight wins; 21-31-31-20 in losses.
— Miami  is 8-1-1 ATS in last ten games as a home favorite.

Minnesota 27, Jaguars 24 OT
— Jacksonville led 16-6 after a pick-6 early in third quarter.
— Jaguars tied game 24-all with 1:08 left, after a 75-yard drive.
— Glennon is 48-77/501 passing in his first two Jaguar starts, but he threw critical INT in OT.
— Jaguars lost last 11 games, but covered four of last five.

— Vikings won five of six games, are currently #7 seed in NFC.
— Minnesota won field position by 10 yards, first time this year they won this stat.
— Vikings have one win this season by more than 8 points.
— Cook ran ball for 120 yards, caught six passes for 59 yards.

Raiders 31, NJ Jets 28
— Carr hit single-covered Ruggs on 46-yard TD pass with 0:05 left.
— Raiders are 5-2 SU on road, winning by 4-8-10-5-3 points.
— Raiders are 2-5-1 ATS in last eight games as road favorites.
— Waller caught 13 passes for 200 yards, two TD’s.

— Jets stopped Raiders on downs in red zone with 1:37 left, didn’t get first down to ice game.
— For long term success of Jets, they need to get #1 pick and parlay it into a bounty of draft picks (or trade Darnold for picks); only a very cynical person would suggest that Ruggs was single covered to give Las Vegas a shot at the win.
— Winless Jets are 4-8 ATS; they ran ball for 206 yards.
— Johnson ran ball for 104 yards, Adams ran it for 74 more.

Saints 21, Atlanta 16
— New Orleans won its last nine games, covering last five.
— Saints allowed two TD’s on opponents’ last 44 drives.
— New Orleans won six of last seven games in this underrated rivalry.
— Last five Saint games stayed under the total.

Falcons scored 13 points on four drives in red zone; no bueno.
— Atlanta had ball on Saints’ 20 in last 2:00, turned it over on downs.
— Atlanta is 2-4-1 ATS in last seven games as home underdogs.  
— Seven of their last nine games stayed under the total.

Browns 41, Tennessee 35
— Browns in first half: six drives- five TD’s and a field goal.
— Mayfield is first Cleveland QB since 1951 to throw 4 TD’s in first half of a game.
— Cleveland won its last four games overall, by 3-5-2-6 points.
— Last five games, Browns outscored foes 68-26 in first half.

— Down 38-7 at half, Tennessee got within 41-35 with 0:28 left.
— 3rd down conversions: Browns 10-16, Titans 2-10.
— Over is 8-2-1 in Titans’ last 11 games.
— Titans are 5-8-1 ATS in last 14 games as a home favorite. 

Rams 38, Arizona 28
— Rams won last seven series games, scoring 34.3 ppg in last four.
— LA has outscored opponents 157-82 in second half of games.
— Rams converted 9-15 third down plays, had 30 first downs.
— Goff was 37-47 passing, for 351 yards.

— Arizona hit 59-yard TD pass on first series; rest of half, they ran 18 plays for 46 yards.
— Cardinals allowed 30.7 ppg in their last six games.
— Redbirds lost four of five games since their bye week.
— Arizona trailed at halftime in nine of its 12 games.

Green Bay 30, Eagles 16
— Eagles lost last four games, by 10-5-6-14, scoring 17-17-17-16 points.
— QB Hurts came off bench, was 5-12/109 passing, throwing a TD pass.
— Eagles are 3-0 if they allow 21 or fewer points, 0-8-1 if they allow more than 21.
— Reagor ran a punt back 73 yards for Philly’s second TD.

— Green Bay won four of its last five games, scoring 31-41-30 last three weeks.
— Packers sacked Wentz/Hurts seven times.
— Green Bay is 10-5 ATS in last 15 games as a home favorite.
— First time in nine games Packers outscored their opponent in 2nd half.

New England 45, LA Chargers 0
— Patriots ran punt back for a TD, blocked FG for a TD.
— New England won field position by 28 yards; that doesn’t count the two TD’s.
— New England won four of its last five games overall.
— Underdogs covered last eight Patriot games.

— Chargers lost their last five games, giving up 32.6 ppg.
— Last three games, LA converted only 14-47 third down plays.
— Chargers are 6-14 ATS in their last 20 home games.
— In their last nine games, Chargers gave up 27+ points every week.

Kansas City 22, Broncos 16
— Denver led this game 10-9 at halftime.
— Broncos lost five of last six games, giving up 32.8 ppg.
— Denver held Chiefs to four FG’s in four trips to red zone.
— Broncos ran ball for 179 yards, trying to keep their defense off field.

— KC didn’t score a TD until there was 1:06 left in third quarter.
— Tyreek Hill made a great catch for a TD in first half, but refs called it incomplete, and no one, not even Hill, realized he caught the ball, so call wasn’t challenged. Very strange play.
— Kansas City won its last 11 games vs Denver.
— Chiefs won their last six games overall, last four by total of 15 points.

Other scores from Sunday:
College football:
— USC 38, Washington State 13
— Western Kentucky 37, Charlotte 19

College hoop:
— Villanova 68, Texas 64
— West Virginia 80, Georgetown 71
— Georgia Tech 79, Kentucky 62— Wildcats are 1-3
— Xavier 77, Cincinnati 69
— Seton Hall 98, Penn State 92 OT
— San Diego State 65, Pepperdine 60

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.