Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

Green Bay 30, San Francisco 28:
— Crosby kicked 51-yard FG at 0:00 for the win.
— Rodgers drove Packers 42 yards on six plays in last 0:37.
— Davante Adams caught 12 passes for 132 yards.
— Jones was only Packer to run ball (19 carries, 82 yards)

— 49ers converted 7-11 on 3rd down, still gained only 298 yards.
— SF had only one play of 20+ yards.
— 49ers are 0-5 ATS in last five home openers.
— Last 3+ years, Niners are 4-13-1 ATS as home favorites

Baltimore 19, Detroit 17:
— Tucker kicked NFL-record 66-yard FG on last play for win- it hit crossbar and went thru.
— Ravens converted 1-10 on 3rd down, Detroit 3-10.
— Tucker was 4-5 on FG’s; Baltimore scored only one TD.
— Last time Ravens were in Detroit (’13), Tucker kicked a 61-yard FG on last play for the win.

— Lions in 1st half: 29 plays, 76 yards, six punts.
— Lions in 2nd half: 32 plays, 212 yards, 17 points.
— Detroit kicked FG with 1:07 left to take 17-16 lead.
— Total yardage 387-285, Ravens.

LA Chargers
30, Kansas City 24:
— Chargers scored nine points in last 2:14 for the win.
— Herbert threw for 281 yards, four TD’s.
— Three of LA’s four TD drives were less than 60 yards.
— Bolts are 3-12 last 15 games vs Chiefs, but won three of last four in Arrowhead.

— Chiefs turned ball over four times (-4), averaged only 5.5 yards/pass play.
— Kansas City allowed 95 points in first three games (1-2).
— KC ran ball for 186 yards, outgained Chargers 437-352.
— Coach Reid left Arrowhead in ambulance after game; it isn’t thought to be serious.

Las Vegas 31, Miami 28 OT
— Raiders are 3-0, with two wins in overtime.
— Las Vegas is scoring 30 ppg.
— Raiders outgained Miami, 497-330.
— Las Vegas had ten plays of 23+ yards, very explosive.

— Miami’s first score was a pick-6.
— Dolphins tied game on TD/2-point play with 0:02 left.
— Miami was 6-18 on third down, Raiders 8-15.
— Miami has given up 21 plays of 20+ yards, has only six themselves.

LA Rams 34, Tampa Bay 24:
— Rams won field position by 13 yards.
— Bucs’ best starting field position was their own 25.
— Tampa Bay ran ball 13 times for only 35 yards.
— Bucs allowed 29.3 ppg in their first three games (2-1).

— Rams are off to 3-0 start, scoring 31.7 ppg.
— LA’s first two drives: 8 plays, 17 yards, two punts.
— LA’s next six drives: 51 plays, 394 yards, 34 points.
— Rams are 9-5-1 ATS in games with spread of 3 or less.

Minnesota 30, Seattle 17:
— Seahawks lost last two games, giving up 33-30 points.
— Seattle has been outscored 39-13 in 2nd half this year.
— Seahawks converted 3-8 on third down, Vikings 9-14.
— Vikings ran 73 plays from scrimmage, Seattle only 52.

— Minnesota ends 7-game losing skid to Seattle.
— Vikings scored 29 ppg in first three games.
— Vikings scored six of first seven times they had ball.
— Vikings are now 6-1 ATS in last seven home openers.

Cincinnati 24, Pittsburgh 10:
— Bengals win for just 3rd time in last 17 games vs Pittsburgh.
— Cincy had 15-yard edge in starting field position.
— Last 7+ years, Bengals are 14-8 ATS in AFC North road games.
— Cincy was only 3-9 on third down, Pittsburgh 9-19.

— Steelers threw 58 passes, ran ball only 15 times.
— Steelers in 2nd half: 44 plays, 227 yards, only 3 points.
— Pittsburgh has been outscored 33-14 in first half of games.
— Steelers have scored only four TD’s on 29 drives this season.

Arizona 31, Jacksonville 19:
— Leading 19-17 late in 3rd, Lawrence threw horrific pick-6 that swung game.
— Jaguars have now lost 18 games in a row.
— Jacksonville turned ball over 4 times, were just 2-11 on third down.
— Jaguars ran a missed FG back 109 yards for a TD.

— Cardinals trailed 19-10; they scored on three of last four drives.
— Arizona was 1-9 on third down, but 2-2 on fourth down.
— Murray ran ball only seven times for 19 yards.
— Arizona won its first three games, scoring 34.3 ppg.

Tennessee 25, Indianapolis 16:
— Titans won despite turning ball over three times (-3, minus-6 for season).
— Tennessee ran for 180 yards; Henry had 113 of it.
— Titans converted 6-12 on third down, Colts 3-12.
— Tennessee outgained Indianapolis, 368-265

— Colts have only four TD’s on 29 drives this season.
— Colts averaged only 4.6 yards/pass attempt.
— Indy has only 39 points in 11 red zone drives.
— First win for home side in last six series games.

Buffalo 43, Washington 21:
— Bills won last two games, scoring 78 points.
— Buffalo had three TD drives of 52 or less yards.
— Buffalo outscored first three foes 51-14 in first half.
— McDermott is 19-12-1 ATS as a favorite.

— Buffalo won field position by 14 yards.
— Washington turned ball over three times (-3).
— Total yardage: Buffalo, 480-291.
— Washington converted only 9-34 third down plays so far.

New Orleans 28, New England 13:
— Up 14-3, Saints scored on pick-6 on first play of 3rd quarter.
— Saints ran for 142 yards, didn’t turn ball over (+3).
— In his career, Payton is 29-20-2 ATS as a road underdog.
— Saints are 22-13-1 ATS in last 36 games on artificial turf.

— Rookie QB’s are 1-10 ATS so far this season.
— NE’s first five drives, an INT, three 3/outs, a blocked punt.
— Patriots threw 51 passes, ran ball only 17 times.
— Belichick’s career record without Brady: 63-74.

Atlanta 17, NY Giants 14:
— Falcons kicked 40-yard FG at 0:00 for the win.
— Atlanta gained 171 in first three quarters, 130 yards in 4th quarter.
— Cordarrelle Patterson caught six passes for 82 yards.
— Atlanta lost field position in Weeks 1-2, by 15-13 yards; they were +7 here.

— Giants had ball in red zone 2 of first 3 drives, kicked two FG’s.
— Rest of game: 36 plays, 155 yards, 8 points.
— Barkley ran ball 16 times for only 51 yards.
— Last 4+ years, Giants are 9-24-1 ATS overall at home.

Cleveland 26, Chicago 6:
— Rookie QB Fields was 6-20/68 passing in his first NFL start.
— He was sacked 9 times for 67 yards- they had ONE passing yard!!!!
— Bears averaged 4.4/3.1/0.0 yards/pass play in first three games.
— 42 plays for 47 yards tends to get coaches fired.

— Cleveland ran 78 plays for 418 yards; Bears 42 plays, 47 yards.
— McLaughlin made 52-57 yard field goals.
— Browns ran ball for 174.7 ypg in first three games.
— Cleveland scored five of last six times they had ball.

Denver 26, NJ Jets 0:
— Jets lost first two games, scoring two TD’s on 32 drives.
— Jets have been outscored 46-3 in first half. 
— Jets lost field position by 14-15-13 yards.
— Last 5+ years, Jets are 11-23-2 ATS as road underdogs.

— Denver won first three games, giving up 8.7 ppg.
— Opposing QB’s in those games; two rookies, Daniel Jones.
— Denver outscored opponents 39-12 in second half of games.
— Broncos outgained first three foes by 165.7 yards/game.

Author: Armadillo Sports

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