Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

New England 20, Cardinals 17
— Cardinals tied game on an 80-yard drive, with 8:02 left.
— Arizona was stuffed on 1-yard line trying to score TD on last play of first half.
— Total yardage in game: Arizona 298, New England 179.
— Cardinals’ longest play of day was only 19 yards.

— New England won three of its last four games.
— Folk kicked a 55-yard FG at the gun for the win.
— Newton was 9-18/94 passing, ran for 46 more yards.
— New England trailed at halftime in seven of its last eight games.

Minnesota 28, Panthers 27
— Rookie LB Jeremy China scored defensive TD’s 0:10 apart in 3rd quarter, first time since 1948 a player scored two defensive TD’s in same game.
— Carolina lost six of its last seven games; they missed a 54-yard FG wide left on last play.
— Panthers’ last three road losses were by a combined six points.
— Carolina is 0-8 when they allow 23+ points, 4-0 when they allow 21 or fewer.

— Vikings won four of five games since their bye week.
— Minnesota trailed 21-10 after third quarter.
— Three drives in 4th quarter: Vikings ran 30 plays for 222 yards, scored 18 points.
— Beebe caught game-winning 10-yard TD pass with 0:46 left.

Browns 27, Jacksonville 25
— Browns scored 6-7-6 points in their losses, averaged 30.8 ppg in wins
— Cleveland is 1-6 ATS in its last seven games as a road favorite.
— Chubb ran for 144 yards and a TD; Mayfield threw for 258 yards.
— Right now, Browns would be #5 seed in AFC.

— Jacksonville scored TD with 2:14 left to make it 27-25, but failed on 2-point play.
— Glennon was 20-35/235 passing in his first start since 2017.
— Jaguars lost last ten games (3-7 ATS) overall.
— Total yardage: Browns 459, Jaguars 375

Titans 45, Indianapolis 26
— Tennessee had ball six times in first half, scored five TD’s, led 35-14.
— Henry ran for 178 yards, 6.6 yards/carry. 
— Over is 7-2-1 in Titans’ last ten games.
— Titans are 9-6 ATS in last 15 games as a road underdog.

— Colts are 6-0 when they score 28+ points. 1-4 when they do not.
— Indy lost field position by 16 yards, ran ball for only 56 yards.
— Tennessee won its third straight visit to Indianapolis.
— Six of their last seven games went over the total.

Atlanta 46, Raiders 3
— Falcons won four of last six games, after an 0-5 start.
— Atlanta wasn’t great on offense, kicking five FG’s, with only three TD’s.
— Falcon opponents converted only 22 of last 69 third down plays.

—Las Vegas turned ball over five times, had 11 penalties for 141 yards.
— Raiders are 2-4-1 ATS in last seven games as road favorites.
— Raiders went 3/out on 7 of their 13 drives.

NJ Giants 19, Cincinnati 17
— Giants won their last three games, sit atop NFC East.
— Six of Giants’ last seven games were decided by 3 or fewer points. 
— Under is 4-1-1 in their last six games.
— This was Giants’ first win in seven visits to Cincinnati.

— Cincinnati scored with 2:33 left for the backdoor cover.
— Wilson ran a kick back 103 yards for the Bengals’ first TD.
— Bengals lost last three games by a combined 75-34.
— Cincy is 4-0-1 ATS at home this year.

Buffalo 27, LA Chargers 17
— Chargers lost eight of their last ten games.
— Bolts are 1-5 SU on road, losing by 7-3-1-8-10 points.
— Chargers are 2-5-2 ATS in last nine games as a road underdog.
— In their last eight games, Chargers gave up 30.3 ppg.

— Buffalo won four of its last five games, scoring 28.6 ppg.
— Bills ran ball for 172 yards, averaging 5.7 yards/carry.
— Buffalo ran 58 plays, only nine of them on 3rd down.
— Bills maintain a one-game lead over Miami in AFC East.

Dolphins 20, NJ Jets 3
— Dolphins won/covered six of their last seven games.
— Miami allowed 17 or fewer points in five of seven wins; 21-31-31-20 in losses.
— Miami won four of six road games, losing 21-11 in Foxboro, 20-13 in Denver. 
— Fitzpatrick regained starting job, threw for 257 yards, two TD’s.

— Winless Jets are 3-8 ATS, losing home games by 8-9-20-8-3-17 points.
— Jets have been outscored 66-29 in 2nd half of their last six games. 
— Gang Green was outscored 44-3 in two games vs Miami this year.
— Jets in second half: 6 drives, 21 plays, 60 yards, no points. 

Saints 31, Denver 3
— Denver’s QB’s didn’t follow COVID protocol; the league sent Denver (and the rest of the NFL) a message and made them play a game with no quarterback.
— Practice squad WR Kendall Hinton played QB at Wake Forest for a while; they threw him to the wolves here- it didn’t go well.

— New Orleans won its last eight games, covered last four.
— Saints are 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games as a road favorite.

Not much else to say about this game, the league made it clear that teams need to follow the COVID rules.

49ers 23, LA Rams 20
— 49ers kicked 42-yard FG at the gun for the win.
— WR Samuel caught 11 passes for 133 yards, both career highs.
— 49ers are 14-10 ATS in last 24 games as a road underdog.
— SF won the last four games in this divisional rivalry.

— Rams turned ball over four times on their first eight drives.
— LA has outscored opponents 133-61 in second half of games.
— Seven of LA’s last eight games stayed under the total.
— Rookie RB Henry ran ball for 84 yards on only nine carries.

Chiefs 27, Tampa Bay 24
— Mahomes threw for 462 yards, three TD’s.
— Tyreek Hill had seven catches for 203 yards and two TD’s, just in first quarter
— Chiefs won their last six games, last three by total of nine points.
— Kansas City won all six road games this year.

— Tampa Bay is 7-0 when it scores 25+ points, 0-5 when it scores less.
— Last five games, Bucs were outscored 99-46 in first half.
— Tampa Bay split its six home games this season. 
— Brady threw for 345 yards, three TD’s in a losing cause.

Green Bay 41, Bears 25:
— Bears lost their last five games, after a 5-1 start.
— Chicago scored only 17.6 ppg in last five games.
— Bears are 9-16-1 ATS in last 26 games as road underdog.  
— NBC’s Tony Dungy accused Chicago of “giving up” late in 3rd quarter.

— Green Bay’s first three drives: 36 plays, 230 yards, 20 points.
— Packers are 9-5 ATS in last 14 games as a home favorite.
— Packers converted 6-11 third down plays.
— Green Bay won 18 of last 21 series games.

Richmond 76, Kentucky 64
— Veteran Spider squad forced 21 turnovers (+11).
— Richmond starts four seniors, Kentucky starts four freshmen.

Author: Armadillo Sports

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