Monday’s Den: Wrapping up an NFL Sunday

Tampa Bay 26, Minnesota 14
— Buccaneers hold on to #6 seed in NFC with this win.
— Tampa Bay is 8-0 when it scores 25+ points, 0-5 when it does not.
— Buccaneers sacked Cousins six times.
— Tampa Bay averaged 8.5 ypa, Minnesota 4.0

— Vikings’ kicker missed three FGs and an extra point.
— Minnesota is 6-9-1 ATS in last 16 games as road underdogs, 3-1 TY.
— All six Viking road games stayed under the total.
— Minnesota is one game out of last Wild Card slot, with three weeks left.

Kansas City 33, Miami 27
— On first three drives, Mahomes threw two INTs, took a 30-yard sack.
— On drives 4-7, Chiefs ran 19 plays for 219 yards, scored three TD’s.
— Chiefs won their last eight games overall.
— Kansas City won all seven of its road games this year (4-3 ATS)

— Miami loses for only second time in their last nine games.
— Dolphins allowed Kansas City to gain 9.6 yards/pass attempt.
— Miami is 2-5 this season when it allows more than 17 points.
— Dolphins have 15 takeaways in last six games (+9)

Green Bay 31, Lions 24
— Green Bay won five of last six games, scoring 33.3 ppg in last four.
— Packers scored 30+ points in nine of their wins; 10-22-31 points in losses.
— Green Bay’s first two drives: 15 plays, 144 yards, 14 points.
— Packers are now tied with Saints for top seed in the NFC.

— Lions lost their last four games with Green Bay, 42-21/31-24 this year.
— Detroit gave up 379 rushing yards in two games with the Packers.
— Game was 14-all at half, but Lions threw ball 40 passes, ran it only 15 times.
— Detroit allowed 27+ points in six of its last seven games. 

Tennessee 31, Jaguars 10
— Tennessee ran the ball for 249 yards; Henry had 215 of them.
— Titans won five of their six road games this year.
— Tennessee ran 65 plays, only nine of them on third down.
— Titans remain tied for first with Colts in AFC South.

— Jaguars lost their last 12 games, after winning their opener.
— Jacksonville lost seven of last eight games vs Tennessee
— Jaguars gained 81 yards, had only five first downs in first half.
— Minshew replaced Glennon at QB, threw for 178 yards.

Cowboys 30, Cincinnati 7
— Andy Dalton returned to Cincinnati and got a win.
— Cowboys win for only 2nd time in their last eight games.
— First time this year Dallas won a game by more than 3 points.
— Cowboys scored their first TD on a 78-yard fumble return.

— Bengals lost last five games by a combined 124-50.
— Cincinnati has only five TD’s on its last 53 drives.
— Bengals lost three fumbles, were minus-3 in turnovers.
— Cincinnati actually outgained the Cowboys, 309-272

Arizona 26, NJ Giants 7
— Arizona’s first two drives started in Giant territory; they scored only 3 points.
— Cardinals were in red zone seven times, scored 26 points.
— Arizona allowed only 10 first downs, had 8 sacks.
— Cardinals re-gained the 7-ssed in NFC, the last playoff spot.

— Giants lost for first time in their last five games.
— Giants fumbled five times, lost three of them.
— Giants are 3-13 ATS in last 16 games as a home dog, 2-3 TY.
— Under is 6-1-1 in their last eight games.

Chicago 36, Houston 7
— Complete no-show by Houston; they were outgained 410-263
— Texans in second half: 34 plays, 89 yards, 9 first downs, no points.
— Houston is 0-8 this year when they score fewer than 27 points.
— Texans averaged only 4.2 yards/pass attempt.  

— Chicago’s first play was an 80-yard TD run by Montgomery.
— Bears snaps six-game skid with this resounding win.
— Chicago sacked Texans’ QB’s seven times.
— Bears are 14-5-1 ATS in last 20 games as a home dog, 3-2 TY. 

Broncos 32, Panthers 27
— Denver won for only second time in last eight games.
— Broncos are 9-5 ATS in last 14 games as road underdogs, 5-2 TY. 
— Denver’s first score was an 83-yard punt return by Spencer.
— Denver averaged 9.6 yards/pass attempt, their best mark of the year.

— Carolina lost seven of its last eight games.
— Panthers are 10-18 ATS in last 28 games as home favorites, 0-3 TY.
— Carolina is 0-9 when they allow 23+ points, 4-0 when they allow 21 or fewer.
— Panthers’ only TD drive came on a 3-yard drive after a fumble.

Colts 44, Raiders 27
— Colts won six of their last eight games.
— Indy had ball 8 times, scored 4 TD’s, kicked 3 field goals.
— Colts are 7-0 when they score 28+ points. 2-4 when they do not.
— Last five games, Colts outscored opponents 79-23 in 2nd half.

— Las Vegas lost three of last four games, giving up 37.5 ppg.
— Raiders lost four of their six home games.
— Over is 10-3 in Raider games this season.
— Last three games, Las Vegas allowed 11 TD’s on 32 drives. 

Seattle 40, NJ Jets 3
— Winless Jets are 4-9 ATS, covering four of last six games.
—Jets had ball 7 times in first half, tried 4 FG’s, but missed 3 of them.
— Jets have been outscored 97-44 in 2nd half of their last eight games. 
— Jets are 9-21-2 ATS in last 32 games as road dogs, 1-5 TY.

— Seattle is 4-4 in its last eight games, after a 5-0 start.
— Seahawks ran ball for 174 yards, outgained Jets 410-185.
— Seattle is 5-2 ATS as a home favorite this season.
— Last five Seattle games stayed under the total.

LA Chargers 20, Atlanta 17
— Chargers kicked a 43-yard FG at the gun to snap a 5-game skid.
— Atlanta had ball four times in 2nd half, threw three INT’s.
— Teams combined to convert 18 of 27 third down plays.
— Falcons had ball in red zone three times, scored only 10 points.

— Chargers screwed up clock management at end of 1st half, had ball on 8-yard line but didn’t score.
— This was first time in ten games Chargers allowed fewer than 27 points.
— Atlanta led six of its last eight games at halftime; they won 4 of those games.
— Chargers are 3-4 SU at home, beating Jets/Jaguars/Falcons.

Eagles 24, Saints 21
— New Orleans had its eight game win streak snapped.
— Saints in first half: 28 plays, 93 yards, 5 first downs, no points.
— Saints were outgained 413-358; Hill was sacked five times.
— New Orleans/Green Bay are tied for #1 seed in the NFC. 

— Rookie QB Hurts threw for 167 yards, ran for 106 more, won his first NFL start.
— Eagles snapped a 4-game skid, running ball for 246 yards.
— Philly is 4-0 if they allow 21 or fewer points, 0-8-1 if they allow more than 21.
— Eagles missed a 22-yard FG at end of first half, when they led 17-0- it is the shortest missed FG in the NFL this season.

Washington 23, San Francisco 15
— Washington’s defense scored two TD’s; their offense didn’t have a TD.
— Washington won five of last seven games, covered six of last eight
— Washington outscored last six opponents 108-30 in second half.
— Washington is 18-12-1 ATS in last 31 games as a road underdog. 

— 49ers lost five of their last six games SU.
— SF is 5-15 SU in last 20 games Garoppolo didn’t play.
— 49ers had ball six times in 2nd quarter: 21 plays, 37 yards, 2 turnovers,
no points.
— SF outgained Washington 344-193; their three turnovers killed them. 

Buffalo 26, Pittsburgh 15
— Steelers’ rushing attack last three games: 51 carries, 136 yards.
— Leading 7-3, Roethlisberger threw a pick-6 with 0:52 left in first half.
— Steelers split back to #2 seed in AFC with the loss.
— Under is 6-1-1 in their last eight games.

— Buffalo won six of its last seven games, covered last five.
— Bills won six of seven home games, with only loss to Kansas City.
— Buffalo outscored last five opponents 83-39 in first half.
— Bills have 2-game lead in AFC East with three weeks to play. 

Author: Armadillo Sports

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