Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

Buffalo 24, Patriots 21
— Newton fumbled on the Buffalo 13-yard line in last minute.
— Patriots lost last four games, scoring four TD’s on 39 drives, with 12 turnovers. 
— New England is 0-3 on the road losing 35-30/26-10/24-21.
— In his career as a head coach, Belichick is now 58-71 without Brady.

— Bills beat New England for only 6th tine in last 41 tries.
— Buffalo scored 24 points in four red zone drives; NE scored 10 points on three drives.
— Bills ran for 190 yards; Singletary had 86, Moss 81
— Six of Buffalo’s eight games went over the total.

Steelers 28, Baltimore 24
— Steelers won their first seven games (6-1 ATS), scoring 30.1 ppg.
— Steelers are 9-2 ATS in last 11 games as a road underdog. 
— Over is 4-1-1 in Pittsburgh’s last six games.
— Steelers won two of last three visits to Baltimore.

— Ravens outgained Pittsburgh 457-221, but turned ball over four times (-3).
— Jackson threw pick-6 in first minute of game; he completed only 13-28 passes.
— Baltimore is 10-17 ATS in last 27 games as a home favorite, 2-2 this year.
— Penalties: Steelers 3-30 yards, Ravens 9-110

Colts 41, Detroit 21
— Colts won five of their last six games.
— Indy scored two TD’s 0:08 apart early in fourth quarter.
— Colts outrushed Detroit 119-29.
— Indy is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 post-bye games.

— Colts’ first three drives: 22 plays, 62 yards, no points.
— Indy’s last seven drives: 46 plays, 324 yards, 34 points.
— Lions allowed 27+ points in their four losses; 23-16-22 in their wins.
— Lions are 7-11 ATS in last 18 games as a home underdog.

Vikings 28, Green Bay 22
— Dalvin Cook: 30 carries 163 yards; 2 catches 63 yards, four TD’s.
— Cousins threw only 14 passes the whole game (10.1 yards/attempt).
— Minnesota covered four of its last five games overall.
— Vikings’ first four drives: 36 plays, 288 yards, 28 points.

— Green Bay’s first two drives: 28 plays, 147 yards, 14 points.
— Green Bay rest of the game: 38 plays, 214 yards, 8 points.
— Last four Green Bay games stayed under the total.
— Vikings are 3-2-1 SU in last six visits to Lambeau.

Cincinnati 31, Titans 20
— Titans are 4-0 when they score 31+ points, 1-2 when they don’t.
— Unusual thing; neither team went 3/out the whole game.
— Titans are 6-10 ATS in last 16 games as a road favorite.
— While in college at Texas A&M, Titans’ QB Tannehill was moved from WR to QB by Mike Sherman, who is father-in-law of Bengals’ coach Taylor. 

— Bengals converted 10-15 third down plays.
— Cincinnati is 6-1-1 ATS this season.
— Bengals’ last six drives: 54 plays, 331 yards, 28 points.
— Cincinnati won five of last seven series games.

Raiders 16, Cleveland 6
— Raiders outgained Cleveland 309-223 on a windy day by Lake Erie.
— First Raider game this season that stayed under total.
— Raiders are 8-5 ATS in last 13 games as a road underdog.
— AFC West non-divisional road teams are 7-1-2 ATS.

— Browns scored 37.2 ppg in their wins, 6-7-6 points in their losses.
— Cleveland gained only 223 yards, had 14 first downs.
— Browns, Jets, Dallas were only teams that didn’t score a TD Sunday.
— Browns were outscored in second half in six of their eight games.

Kansas City 35, Jets 9
— Winless Jets are 1-7 ATS, losing road games by 10-29-24-26 points.
— Jets have been outscored 81-25 in 2nd half of their last six games. 
— Jets are 8-20-2 ATS in last 29 games as a road underdog, 0-3 TY.
— First four times Jets had ball, they tried a FG, making three of them.

— Mahomes threw for 419 yards; Chiefs scored TD’s on 3 of first 4 drives.
— KC allowed 20 or fewer points in their wins, 40 points in their loss.
— Chiefs are 20-11 ATS in last 31 games as a home favorite, 3-2 TY.
— Five of their last seven games stayed under the total.

Miami 28, Rams 17
— Miami had four takeaways, ran punt back for a TD in first half.
— Dolphins allowed 17 or fewer points in their wins; 21-31-31 in losses.
— Miami is 13-9-1 ATS in last 23 games as a home underdog.
— Dolphins are first team since ’04 Colts to lead three games in a row at halftime, all by 18+ points.

— Tell your statistics to shut up: Rams outgained Miami 471-145 (not a misprint)
— Kupp caught 11 passes for 110 yards; he was targeted 21 times.
— Rams lost last five visits to Miami; their last win there was in 1976.
— LA has outscored opponents 100-32 in second half of games.

Saints 26, Chicago 23 OT
— New Orleans won its last four games, by 6-3-3-3 points.
— Saints allowed 23-29-27-24-23 points in their wins, 34-37 in losses.
— Saints won despite converting only 2-13 third down plays.
— All seven of their games this year went over the total.

— Bears led 13-3 in 2nd quarter, but Saints scored TD with 0:03 left in half.
— Chicago’s first four drives in 2nd half: 15 plays, 14 yards, zero points.
— Foles was sacked five times; Saints won field position by 9 yards.
— Bears lost their last six games with New Orleans.

Seattle 37, 49ers 27
— 49ers allowed 16 or fewer points in their wins, 24-25-43-37 in their losses.
— Niners ran ball 22 times for only 52 yards.
— 49ers trailed 30-7 before scoring three TD’s in garbage time.
— Garoppolo, Kittle left this game early with injuries.

— Seattle won six of its first seven games, scoring 35.7 ppg.
— Seahawks have scored 32 TD’s on 72 drives this season.
— Seattle converted 9-15 third down plays in this game.
— Seahawks five 2nd half drives: 38 plays, 203 yards, 24 points.
— Six of their seven games went over the total.

Denver 31, LA Chargers 30:
— Broncos drove 81 yards, scored winning TD as time expired.
— Denver’s last three drives: 25 plays, 236 yards, 21 points.
— Broncos are 9-5-1 ATS in last 15 games as a home underdog.
— Denver won 11 of last 14 series games.
— Chargers lost seven of last eight visits to Denver.

— LA led this game 24-3 with 7:00 left in third quarter.
— Since Week 2 of last year, Chargers are 2-14 in games decided by 8 or fewer points.
— Chargers lost five of last six games, with two losses in OT.
— Chargers outgained Denver 485-351, but blew that big lead.
— Last four Charger games went over the total.

Philadelphia 23, Dallas 9
— Cowboys were outscored 86-22 in last three games.
— Last six games, Dallas is minus-14 in turnovers.
— Dallas lost its first four road games, 20-18/38-31/25-3/23-9.
— Cowboys are 4-8-1 ATS in last 13 games as a road underdog.
— Cowboys are 0-8 ATS this year, joining ’98 Bengals, ’03 Raiders as last teams to start a season 0-8 ATS.

— Eagles won despite turning ball over four times (-2).
— Teams averaged 3.0/3.2 yards/pass attempt. Not good.
— Teams combined to convert 7-24 third down plays.
— At halfway mark of season, 3-4-1 Eagles lead NFC East. 

 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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