Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a sports Sunday

Detroit 30, Arizona 12:
— First loss in eight road games for Arizona.
— Four trips to red zone, six points. Not good.
— Kirk caught nine passes for 94 yards and a TD.
— Down 10-0 with 2:05 left in half, Arizona went for it on 4th-and-goal from the 3-yard line, eschewing an easy FG. They didn’t make it. 

— Detroit scored on six of its ten drives.
— Lions are 5-2 ATS as a home underdog this year.
— Detroit covered five of its last six games.
— Lions are 4-0-1 SU in last five games with Arizona.
— Under is 9-3 in last 12 Detroit games. 

Pittsburgh 19, Tennessee 13:
— Titans turned ball over four times (-4)
— Tennessee’s only TD came on a 25-yard drive.
— Titans led this game 13-3 at halftime.
— Tennessee was 8-18 on 3rd down, Steelers 2-11.
— Titans are 11-20-1 ATS last 32 games with spread of 3 or less.

— Pittsburgh’s first four drives: 14 plays, 35 yards, 2 first downs, no points.
— Steelers started four drives in Titans territory, kicked FG on all four.
— Titans outgained Pittsburgh 318-168.
— Steelers have been outgained seven games in a row.
— Pittsburgh is 6-0-1 SU giving up less than 24 points.

Houston 30, Jacksonville 16:
— Texans ran a kickoff back 98 yards for a TD.
— Houston was 10-18 on 3rd down, Jaguars 3-14.
— 10 of their 13 first downs came on third down conversions.
— Rookie QB Mills gets his first NFL win in eight starts.
— Houston won eight in row, 14 of last 16 series games.

— Jaguars lost six in row, 27 of their last 29 games.
— Jacksonville has nine losses by 10+ points.
— Jaguars have seven TD’s on their last 77 drives.
— Jacksonville has been outscored 123-38 in first half.

Buffalo 31, Carolina 14:
— Panthers’ first five drives: 30 plays, 94 yards, no points.
— Carolina lost nine of last 11 games after a 3-0 start.
— Carolina is 0-9 if it allows more than 14 points.
— Last five Carolina games went over the total.

— Bills had four TD drives, only one longer than 57 yards.
— Buffalo held Panthers to 3.0 yards/pass attempt.
— Bills are 8-4 ATS in last 12 games as home favorites.
— Last four games, Bills outscored opponents 62-18 in second half.

Miami 31, NJ Jets 24:
— Jets in second half: 22 plays, 44 yards, 3 first downs, no points.
— Jets lost six of their last seven games.
— Jets gave up 34.0 ppg in their last nine games.
— Jets lost 10 of last 12 games against the Dolphins.

— Dolphins won last six games (5-1 ATS), giving up 13.2 ppg.
— Miami outscored last five foes 76-30 in second half.
— Miami gave up six TDs on opponents’ last 68 drives.
— Miami is 24-12-3 ATS in last 39 home games.  

Dallas 21, NY Giants 6:
— Cowboys’ two TD drives were 15-29 yards.
— Dallas is 6-2 SU/7-1 ATS on road this season.
— Dallas converted 8-14 third down plays.
— Cowboys won nine of last ten series games.

— Giants won/covered once in their last five games.
— Giants are 7-17 ATS last 24 games as home dogs (3-2 TY).
— Giants have five touchdowns on last 52 drives.
— Giants have been outscored 87-19 in last 2:00 of each half.
— Seven of last eight Giant games stayed under the total.

Green Bay 31, Baltimore 30:
— Packers scored TD on four of first six drives.
— In their last four games, Packers scored 35.8 ppg
— Only nine of their 59 plays came on third down.
— Green Bay is 10-2-1 ATS in its last thirteen games.

— Ravens lost last three games, by total of four points.
— Baltimore scored TD with 0:42 left, went for 2 points and lead, but failed.
— Andrews caught 10 passes for 136 yards, two TD’s.
— Backup QB Huntley threw for 215 yards, ran for 73 more.
— Last six years, Ravens are 6-1 ATS as home underdogs.

San Francisco 31, Atlanta 13:
— Falcons turned ball over on downs 3 times inside 49ers’ 10-yard line.
— Atlanta is 5-2 if it allows 25 or less points, 1-6 if it gives up 26+. 
— Last five games, Atlanta was outscored 74-22 in second half. 
— Atlanta is 1-6 ATS this year in game following a win.
— Falcons squandered a 19-yard advantage in field position.

— 49ers won/covered five of their last six games.
— Niners converted 6-11 on third down, averaged 9.8 yards/pass attempt.
— First six drives, 49ers scored four TD’s, kicked a FG.
— 49ers are 6-1 if they give up 23 or less points.
— Last six games, 49ers outscored opponents 112-61 in first half.

Cincinnati 15, Denver 10:
— Burrow threw a 56-yard TD pass with 0:30 left in 3rd quarter.
— McPherson kicked 58-yard FG at time expired in first half.
— Bengals are 16-11 ATS last 27 games as a road underdog.
— Cincinnati is 10-5 ATS last 15 games coming off a loss.
— Ja’Marr Chase caught only one pass, for three yards.

— Denver is 6-1 if it scores 23+ points, 1-6 if it doesn’t.
— Broncos lost fumble in red zone early in 4th quarter.
— 11 of 14 Denver games stayed under the total.
— Broncos are 5-12-2 ATS last 19 games as a home favorite.

New Orleans 9, Tampa Bay 0:
— There were no touchdowns in this game.
— Saints were outgained 302-212, but they were +2 in turnovers.
— Last three games, their opponents are 11-46 on third down.
— New Orleans covered nine of last 11 games as a road dog.

— Tampa Bay never got into the Saints’ red zone.
— Bucs converted 6-19 on third down, Saints 3-16.
— New Orleans won eight of last ten series games.
— Saints are 5-2 ATS in last seven visits to Tampa Bay.

Auburn QB Bo Nix is transferring to Oregon.

AFC North standings:
8-6: Bengals, Ravens
7-6: Browns
7-6-1: Steelers

San Francisco 66, Arizona State 65:
— ASU led 60-55 with 4:35 left in the game.
— USF was 12-30 on the arc, Sun Devils 6-24.
— Arizona State is 5-7; they were 5-11 on foul line. 

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.