Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

NY Giants 27, New Orleans 21, OT:
— Giants kicked 48-yard FG with 0:31 left to force OT.
— Giants drove 75 yards for TD on first drive of OT.
— Last 4+ years, Giants are 18-4 ATS as road underdogs.
— Giants’ last three games were decided by total of 10 points.

— Underdogs won Saints’ first four games SU.
— New Orleans had only two plays of 20+ yards; Giants had eight.
— Saints were 8-13 on 3rd down, gained 9.0 yards/pass attempt, but still lost.
— Daniel Jones averaged 10.1 yards/pass attempt for Giants.

Dallas 36, Carolina 28:
— Carolina led this game 14-13 at halftime.
— Cowboys’ first 3 drives in 2nd half: 11 plays, 159 yards, 3 TDs.
— Carolina’s first 4 drives in 2nd half: 19 plays, 63 yards, 2 turnovers.
— Dallas gained 433 TY; Carolina allowed total of 573 TY in 3-0 start.

— Dallas won/covered last three games, scoring 32 ppg.
— Cowboys have ten takeaways in two games (+7).
— Dallas had a 15-yard advantage in field position.
— Cowboys ran ball for 245 yards, outgained Carolina 433-379.

NJ Jets 27, Tennessee 24, OT
— Titans scored TD with 0:16 left to force OT.
— Bullock missed 49-yard FG to tie game in OT.
— Titans got to red zone on first 3 drives, but kicked 3 FG’s.
— Tennessee averaged 4.5 yards/pass attempt- Tannehill was sacked 7 times.

— First win for rookie QB Wilson, rookie coach Saleh.
— Jets had 3 TD’s on 12 drives; they had no TD’s on previous 21 drives.
— Last 3+ years, Jets are 9-6 ATS as home underdogs.
— Davis caught four passes for 111 yards and a TD.

Washington 34, Atlanta 30:
— Washington scored two TD’s in last 3:52 for the win.
— Carter ran opening kick of 2nd half 101 yards for a TD.
— Washington is 12-8-1 ATS last 21 games where spread was 3 or less points.
— Washington opponents converted 37-62 on third down.

— Falcons converted 10-16 on 3rd down, Washington 4-9.
— Atlanta allowed 32+ points in three of four games.
— Falcons’ WR Patterson caught 5 passes for 82 yards, 3 TD’s.
— Washington had 7 plays of 20+ yards, Atlanta only 2.

Chicago 24, Detroit 14:
— Detroit lost despite a 16-yard edge in field position.
— Lions got to red zone on first three drives, scored zero points.
— Detroit has been outscored 69-27 in first half of games.
— Goff is 0-11 SU (2-9 ATS) with coach other than McVay.

— Rookie QB Fields threw only 17 passes, averaged 10.2 yards/attempt.
— Bears’ first two drives: 18 plays, 164 yards, two TD’s.
— Home side won all four Chicago games this season.
— Chicago won six of last seven games vs Detroit. 

Cleveland 14, Minnesota 7:
— Browns won last two games, allowing one TD on 20 drives.
— Cleveland scored 11 points in last 1:16 of first half.
— Browns ran ball for 177 yards/game in first four games.
— Cleveland covered last six games vs NFC teams.

— Vikings drove 75 yards on 14 plays for a TD on first drive.
— Rest of game, they ran 48 plays for 184 yards, zero points.
— Browns outgained Minnesota, 327-255.
— Minnesota is 19-54 on third down (35.2%)

Indianapolis 27, Miami 17:
— Colts outgained Miami 349-203, get first win of year.
— Indy was better in red zone, scoring 17 points on three drives.
— Colts are 14-8-1 ATS in last 23 games on natural grass.
— Mo Alie-Cox caught 2 TD passes; he played basketball at VCU.

— Miami lost last three games, giving up 31 ppg.
— Miami’s first seven drives: 35 plays, 72 yards, 3 points.
— Dolphins have given up 136.8 rushing yards/game this season.
— Last three weeks, Miami gained 2.9/3.9/3.9 yards/pass play.

Kansas City 42, Philadelphia 30:
— Chiefs had ball seven times, scored six TD’s.
— Kansas City converted 9-10 third down plays.
— Tyreek Hill caught 11 passes for 186 yards, 3 TD’s.
— KC allowed 31.3 ppg in first three games (16 TD’s/34 drives). 

— Eagles had 30 first downs, Chiefs 31; lot of first downs.
— Philly allowed 83 points in its last two games.
— Hurts threw 48 passes; Eagle RB’s had total of only 10 carries.
— Philly is 4-9 ATS in last thirteen games vs AFC opponents.

Buffalo 40, Houston 0:
— Bills have outscored foes 67-14 in first half.
— Buffalo had three FG’s shorter than 30 yards; not ideal.
— Bills ran for 199 yards, were +4 in turnovers.
— Buffalo has 18 plays of 20+ yards; opponents have six.

— Houston was outgained 450-109; no bueno.
— Texans were outscored 58-10 in 2nd half of last three games.
— Texans’ longest play in this game was 16 yards.
— Houston needs to trade QB Watson (Miami?) to stock up on draft picks.

Arizona
37, LA Rams 20:
— Cardinals had nine drives, scored 4 TD’s, 3 FG’s.
— Arizona converted 8-13 third down plays.
— Arizona won its first four games, scoring 35.0 ppg.
— Cardinals have 16 TD’s on 43 drives this season.

— Cardinals break 8-game losing skid against the Rans.
— LA turned ball over twice on first four drives.
— Rams allowed 445-465 yards in last two games.
— Quick turnaround; Rams visit Seattle Thursday.

Seattle
28, San Francisco 21:
— Seattle’s first 5 drives: 15 plays, minus-12 yards, no first downs.
— Rest of game: 35 plays, 254 yards, 28 points.
— Seahawks had a 14-yard edge in field position.
— Seattle won 14 of last 16 series games.

— 49ers outgained Seattle, 457-234, but were minus-2 in turnovers.
— Seattle scored two TD’s in 0:56 in 3rd quarter, after a fumbled kickoff.
— Garoppolo (calf) left game; rookie QB Lance threw for 157 yards, two TD’s.
— Teams combined to convert only 4-24 third down plays.

Baltimore 23, Denver 7:
— Baltimore won last three games, with 20 plays of 20+ yards (opponents 9).
— Ravens converted 7-17 third down plays, Denver only 3-14.
— Last 2+ years, Ravens are 16-8-1 ATS coming off a win.
— Last 3+ years, Ravens are 16-9-1 ATS on the road. 

— Bridgewater (concussion) got KO’d; backup Lock threw for 113 yards, one INT
— Denver’s last 8 drives: 39 plays, 131 yards, 7 punts, one INT.
— Broncos punted on 10 of 12 drives in this game.
— All four Denver games have stayed under the total.

Green Bay
27, Pittsburgh 17:
— Green Bay won last three games, scoring 35-30-27 points.
— Packers converted 9-15 on third down, outgained Steelers 367-282.
— Last 2+ years, Packers are 12-6 ATS as home favorites.
— Last 3+ years, Green Bay is 9-4 ATS vs AFC opponents.

— Steelers lost last three games, scoring 14.7 ppg. 
— Steelers ran ball 66 times for 221 yards in four games.
— Pitt has scored only six TD’s on 39 drives this season.
— Pitt was outscored 50-24 in first half of games.

Tampa Bay 19, New England 17:
— Tampa Bay scored only one TD, went 4-5 on FG’s.
— Last three drives: 30 plays, 165 yards, 13 points.
— Bucs converted 9-19 on 3rd down, Patriots 2-9.
— Patriots’ 56-yard FG clanked off left upright on last play.

— NE ran ball eight times for minus-1 yard the whole game.
— Patriots lost three of first four games, scoring 17.8 ppg.
— Brady without Belichick: 17-6
— Belichick without Brady: 63-76

Author: Armadillo Sports

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