Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

Tennessee 42, Texans 36 OT
— Houston scored TD with 1:50 left to go up 36-29; they went for 2 points to get ahead by two scores, but missed.
— Texans lost despite a 10-yard edge in field position.
— Texans lost four of last five visits to Nashville, losing by 7-11-6 points.

— Titans gained 601 yards, had 31 first downs.
— Henry ran ball 22 times for 22 yards, including a 94-yard TD.
— Tennessee drove 76 yards for the tying TD with 0:04 left.
— Tennessee drove 82 yards for the winning TD on the first drive in OT.
— Bad beat if you took the points with Houston (+3.5)

Ravens 30, Philadelphia 28
— Ravens led 17-0 at halftime, had to stop tying 2-point play in last 2:00.
— Baltimore won its three road games, 33-16/31-17, spring 30+ points in all three games.
— QB Jackson ran ball for 108 yards, threw for 186 more.
— Penalties: Ravens 12-132 yards, Eagles 3-20.

— Eagles went 3/out on their first six drives.
— In 2nd half: Philly ran 36 plays for 319 yards, four TD’s.
— Eagles went for 2 points after all four of their TD’s.
— Underdogs covered five of their six games this year.

Indianapolis 31, Bengals 27
— Bengals led 21-0 after first play of the 2nd quarter.
— Cincy’s first three drives: 23 plays, 191 yards, 21 points.
— Bengals rest of the game: 53 plays, 207 yards, 6 points.
— Cincy is 16-9 ATS in its last 25 games as a road underdog.

— Colts won their three home games, 28-11/36-7/31-27.
— Rivers threw for 234 yards, just in the 2nd quarter.
— Indy converted 7 of 11 third down plays.
— Colts averaged 8.2 yards per pass attempt.

Broncos 18, New England 12
— Broncos kicked FG’s on each of their first six drives; never saw that before.
— Denver’s last four drives: 12 plays, 26 yards, two INT’s.
— Broncos had 3 takeaways (+1), after having only two takeaways in first four games.
— Denver is 7-3 ATS in its last ten games as a road underdog.

— Newton had 76 of Patriots’ 117 rushing yards.
— New England’s only TD, only TD of the game, came on their 8th drive.
— Total of only three penalties were enforced in this game, for 24 yards.
— Belichick’s career record as a head coach without Brady: 56-66.

Bears 23, Carolina 16
— Chicago’s average starting point: their own 44 (won field position by 26 yards)
— Bears are 5-1, with four wins by 4 or fewer points.
— Chicago won its three road games, 27-23/30-26/23-16.
— Four of their last five games stayed under the total.

— Carolina converted only 3-13 on 3rd down; Bears were 7-14.
— Panthers had one TD, two FG’s on three red zone drives.
— Panthers are 10-14 ATS in last 24 games as a home favorite.
— Chicago won five of last six games overall vs Carolina.

Lions 34, Jacksonville 16
— Detroit ran ball for 180 yards, outgained Jaguars 403-275
— Lions scored four TD’s, kicked FG on five red zone drives.
— Detroit’s first two drives: 16 plays, 125 yards, 14 points.
— Detroit covered 8 of its last 9 post-bye games.

— Jaguars lost their last five games, giving up 30+ points in all five.
— Jacksonville ran ball only 16 times for 44 yards.
— Cole caught six passes for 143 yards, including a 51-yarder.
— Jacksonville has been outsacked 18-5 this season.

Falcons 40, Minnesota 23
— Falcons win in first game with interim coach Morris.
— Atlanta scored four TD’s; only one TD drive was longer than 44 yards.
— Falcons converted 9-17 on 3rd down, had three INT’s, won field position by 14 yards.

— Cousins threw an INT on first play of game; it went downhill from there.
— Vikings in 1st half: 6 series, 24 plays, 135 yards, 3 turnovers, 0 points.
— Minnesota has lost field position by 10+ yards in five of its six games.

NJ Giants 20, Washington 19
— Redskins scored TD with 0:36, but went for 2 points and the win- they lost.
— Washington lost its last five games, giving up 28.2 ppg.
— Last four games, Washington was outscored 46-16 in second half.
— Last 4+ years, Redskins are 16-12 ATS as a road dog.

— Giants had a sack/fumble/TD for winning points with 3:29 left.
— Giants have scored only six TD’s on 52 drives this year- their one TD drive here was 27 yards.
— Washington ran 69 plays, Giants 46 in this game.
— Daniel Jones is 4-14 as an NFL starter, but 3-0 vs Washington. 

Pittsburgh 38, Browns 7
— Cleveland went 3/out on six of their 12 drives.
— Browns converted only 1-12 third down plays, lost field position by 12 yards.
— Cleveland is 11-19-1 ATS in its last 31 games as a road underdog.
— Browns lost their last 17 visits to Steel City.

— Pittsburgh won its first five games (4-1 ATS), scoring 31.2 ppg.
— Steelers’ first five drives: 28 plays, 190 yards, 17 points.
— Neither team gained 300+ yards in this game; unusual.
— Steelers are 13-2-1 SU in last sixteen series games. 

Tampa Bay 38, Packers 10
— In its first four games, Green Bay went 3/out one time on 35 drives; they went 3/out 7 times on 11 drives in this game.
— Packers led 10-0 orly in 2nd quarter, then Rodgers threw a pick-6 and things unraveled.
— Green Bay’s last nine drives: 39 plays, 52 yards, four first downs.
— Packers are 1-4-1 ATS in their last five post-bye games.

  Tampa Bay won its first three home games, scoring 31-38-38 points.
— Buccaneers allowed only 2.7 yards/pass attempt in this game.
— For only 2nd time time in their history,  Tampa Bay didn’t have any penalties.

Miami 24, NJ Jets 0
— Jets lost their first six games (0-6 ATS), giving up 30.8 ppg.
— Jets have been outscored 114-29 in first half of games.
— Gang Green lost its three road games, 27-17/36-7/24-0.
— Jets are 8-19-2 ATS in last 29 games as a road underdog.

— Miami scored TD’s on two of their first three drives.
— Teams  combined to convert 3-26 third down plays.
— Dolphins won field position by 18 yards.
— Miami is 6-1-1 ATS in last eight games as a home favorite.

San Francisco 24, LA Rams 16
— Rams were outgained 390-311, converted only 4-12 on third down.
— LA’s four 1st half drives: 21 plays, 92 yards, 6 points (missed PAT).  
— Rams had only two plays of 20+ yards.

— 49ers’ first four drives: 35 plays, 256 yards, 21 points.
— SF averaged 8.1 yards/pass attempt, LA 5.2.
— 49ers ran 70 plays from scrimmage, LA only 57. 

Dodgers 4, Braves 3 (LA wins 4-3):
— Bellinger homered in 7th inning for winning run.
— Urias pitched three perfect innings to get the win.
— Atlanta OF Nick Markakis has played in 2,154 regular season games and has had a really good career, but he’s still never played in a World Series. 

 

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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