Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

Buffalo 44, Seahawks 34:
— Seattle allowed 23+ points in every game this year.
— Seahawks have scored 36 TD’s on 83 drives this season.
— Seattle turned ball over four times; they scored on 6 of other 7 drives.
— Seven of their eight games went over the total.

— Buffalo won field position by 21 yards, a huge margin.
— Bills dropped back to pass on 21 of their first 23 plays.
— Allen threw for 415 yards, three TD’s.
— Seven of their nine games went over the total.

Atlanta 34, Broncos 27
— First 3 quarters: Denver ran 41 plays for 184 yards, 6 points.
— 4th quarter: Denver ran 32 plays for 260 yards, 21 points, but that garbage time.
— Broncos gave up 26+ points in five of their last six games. 
— Atlanta won field position by 12 yards.

— Falcons won three of last four games, after an 0-5 start.
— Falcons in first half: 4 drives, 42 plays, 268 yards, 20 points.
— Atlanta led six of its nine games at halftime.
— WR Zaccheaus caught four passes for 103 yards.

Tennessee 24, Bears 17:
— Bears had ball 6 times in 1st half: 26 plays, 92 yards, zero points.
— Foles threw 52 passes; Chicago ran ball only 20 times.
— Bears lost their last three games, after a 5-1 start.
— Chicago converted only 2-15 third down plays.

— Titans led 10-0 at half, scored a defensive TD late in 3rd quarter to go up 17-0.
— Tennessee was outgained 375-228, but they had the lead, and they sat on it.
— Titans were +2 in turnovers, are +9 for the season.
— Tennessee won four of five home games, winning by 3-26-6(ot)-7 points.

Ravens 24, Indianapolis 10:
— Indy led 10-7 at half; Ravens’ only TD was scored by their defense.
— Ravens in first half: 25 plays, 61 yards, five punts.
— Ravens in second half: 39 plays, 211 yards, 17 points.
— Five of seven Raven games stayed under the total.
— Ravens covered 15 of their last 19 post-bye games.

— Colts in second half: 30 plays, 128 yards, no points.
— Indy lost three of its four home games.
— In their last three games, Colts ran ball 54 times for only 229 yards.
— Colts lost four of last five games with Baltimore.
— Teams combined to convert only 7-25 third down plays.

Kansas City 33, Panthers 31
— Carolina lost its last four games, giving up 27 ppg.
— Panthers covered four of their five road games.
— Carolina scored TDs on their first two drives, led 17-13 at the half.
— Panthers outgained KC 435-397.
— Panthers are 16-10 ATS in last 26 games as a road underdog, 4-1 TY.

— Mahomes threw for 372 yards, four TD’s.
— Chiefs won their last four games, covering three of them.
— Kansas City’s last four drives: 21 plays, 164 yards, 20 points.
— Chiefs didn’t punt until their last drive of the game.

Minnesota 34, Detroit 20:
— Lions allowed 27+ points in their five losses; 23-16-22 in their wins.
— Detroit is +5 in turnovers in its wins, minus-7 in its losses.
— Lions were outrushed 394-158 in their last two games.
— Vikings won last six series games, all by 7+ points.
— Minnesota in first half: 4 drives, 22 plays, 238 yards, 20 points.

— Cook carried ball 22 times for 206 yards, two TD’s.
— Minnesota covered five of its last six games.
— Vikings allowed 27+ points in all five of their losses; they allowed 23-22-20 in wins.
— Minnesota has 12 turnovers (-8) in its losses, zero in its wins (+5).
— Vikings are 19-10-2 ATS in last 31 games as a home favorite, 1-2 TY.

NJ Giants 23, Washington 20
— Giants beat Redskins twice, by 1-3 points; they’re 0-7 vs everyone else.
— Giants’ last five games were decided by total of ten points. 
— Big Blue covered all five of their road games this year.  
— Giants are 15-3 ATS in their last 18 games as a road underdog.
— Not often a team is +5 in turnovers and only wins by 3 points.

— Kyle Allen dislocated his ankle; Alex Smith subbed in, threw for 325 yards.
— Washington scored only 10 points in three trips to red zone.
— Washington outgained Giants in both games this year, by 97-52 yards, but lost both games.
— Last three years, Washington is 1-5 ATS as a home favorite.
— Under is 3-0-1 in last four Washington games.

Houston 27, Jacksonville 25
— Texans gained 300 yards in first half, 128 in second half.
— Watson threw for 280 yards, ran for 50 more.
— Houston allowed 28+ points in all their losses- they gave up 25-14 points in wins.
— Texans won their first road game in four tries.
— Houston won last five series games, by average score of 22-8.

— Jaguars scored TD with 1:30 left, but failed on tying 2-point try.
— Jacksonville missed PAT in 2nd quarter which proved costly later.
— 6th-round rookie Jake Luton (Oregon State) threw for 304 yards in his first NFL start.
— Jaguars lost last seven games, are 1-5 ATS in last six.
— Texans won five of last six visits to Jacksonville.

Raiders 31, LA Chargers 26
— Raiders scored 31+ points in four of five wins; 20-23-20 in their losses.
— Raiders won four of their five road games this year.
— Seven of eight Raider games went over the total.
— Only one of the Raiders’ four TD drives was longer than 62 yards.
— Raiders won their last three games with the Chargers.

— Chargers appeared to score game-winning TD on last play, but call was reversed by instant replay.
— Since Week 2 of last year, Chargers are 2-15 in games decided by 8 or fewer points.
— Bolts lost six of last seven games, with two losses in OT.
— Last five Charger games went over the total.
— Chargers outgained Las Vegas 440-320; Herbert threw for 326 yards.
— In last four games, LA scored 15 TD’s on 47 drives; the rookie QB is good.

Steelers 24, Dallas 19
— Steelers outscored Dallas 15-0 in fourth quarter.
— Roethlisberger hurt his knee in 2nd quarter, but led game-winning drive.
— Steelers won first eight games (6-2 ATS), scoring 29.4 ppg.
— They won first four road games, by 10-3-4-5 points. 
— Steelers are 2-6-2 ATS in last ten games as a road favorite, 1-1 TY. 

— Dallas started their 4th QB in nine games; Gilbert was 21-38 for 243 yards.
— Cowboys covered spread for first time this season.
— Last eight games, Dallas is minus-14 in turnovers.
— Last four Dallas games stayed under the total.
— Cowboys are 5-3 ATS in last eight games as a home underdog.

Miami 34, Arizona 31
— Dolphins won last four games, scoring 32.3 ppg.
— Miami scored a defensive TD 4:23 into the game
— Dolphins ran 56 plays, only 8 of them were on third down.
— Miami outscored Cardinals 10-0 in fourth quarter.
— Dolphins are 8-4 ATS in last 12 games as a road underdog.

— Arizona took 31-24 lead with 2:28 left in 3rd quarter, didn’t score again.
— Cardinals outgained Miami 442-312, running ball for 178 yards.
— Murray threw ball for 283 yards, ran for 106 more.
— Redbirds are 5-11 ATS in last 15 games as a home favorite, 1-2 TY.
— Miami won 10 of 13 series games; five of last six meetings were decided by 3 or fewer points.

New Orleans 38, Tampa Bay 3
— New Orleans won its last five games, sits atop NFC South.
— Saints allowed 23-29-27-24-23-3 points in their wins, 34-37 in losses.
— New Orleans outgained the Bucs 420-194.
— Saints scored TD for of first five times they had ball, fumbled in red zone on 5th drive.
— Buccaneers lost their last five games with New Orleans.

— Only second loss in last eight games for Tampa Bay.
— For entire game, Buccaneers ran ball five times for eight yards.
— Last five years, Tampa Bay is 5-13-3 ATS as a home favorite.
— Four of Bucs’ last six games stayed under.
— Tampa Bay went 3/out on their first four drives. 

 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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