Monday’s Den: Wrapping up Week 9 in the NFL…..

49ers 28, Cardinals 25
— San Francisco won field position by ten yards.
— 49ers converted 11-17 3rd down plays, Arizona 2-8.
— Niners are 8-0, have their first meeting with Seattle next week. 

— Cardinals are 18-57 on 3rd down in their losses, 29-63 in wins/tie.
— Before this, Arizona had beaten the 49ers eight games in a row.
— Cardinals are 22-14-1 ATS in last 37 games as a home underdog.

Texans 26, Jaguars 3:
— Season series has now been swept last nine years.
— Houston ran ball for 216 yards, won field position by 11 yards.
— Texans are 14-4 ATS in pre-bye games, winning/covering last five.

— Jaguars are +8 in turnovers in their wins,-10 in losses.
— Jax dropped back to pass 51 times, ran ball only 15 times, un-Jaguar-like.
— Losing side scored 12 of fewer points in last six series games.

Bills 24, Redskins 9:
— Last three games, Washington has no TD’s on 23 drives. None. Zero.
— Redskins converted 12 of last 58 third down plays. No bueno.
— With this loss, QB’s making their NFL debut are 8-1 ATS this year. 

— Buffalo’s three first half drives: 31 plays, 159 yards, 17 points.
— Bills are 6-2, visits Browns/Dolphins next two weeks; time to make hay?
— Home teams won all six 1:00 games SU Sunday, which is unusual. 

Panthers 30, Titans 20:
— Titans are 4-0 scoring 23+ points, 0-5 when they don’t.
— Tennessee outgained Carolina 431-370, missed FG’s of 42-55-43 yards.
— Titans are 11-22 ATS in last 33 games as a road underdog, 1-3 TY.

— Carolina was +2 in turnovers, won field position by 17 yards.
— Panthers won five of six games with Kyle Allen at QB.
— Carolina has converted only 14 of last 54 third down plays. 

Eagles 22, Bears 14:
— First half yardage: Eagles 202, Chicago 9.
— Bears are 7-11 ATS in last 18 games as a road underdog.
— Chicago lost its last four games overall, allowing 24.8 ppg. 

— Eagles outgained Chicago 373-164 for the game.
— Philly converted 8-18 third down plays, Bears only 2-10.
— Eagles beat Chicago for 5th time in row, including LY’s playoffs. 

Chiefs 26, Vikings 23:
— Vikings had their 4-game winning streak snapped.
— Minnesota went 3/out on six of their 12 drives.
— Vikings lost last trips to Arrowhead, all by 5 or fewer points. 

— Butker made 44-yard FG with 2:30 left, a 44-yarder at gun for the win.
— Chiefs scored only two TD’s; one was a 91-yard TD run.
— KC snaps an uncharacteristic 3-game home losing skid. 

Dolphins 26, Jets 18:
— Jets drove 75 yards for a TD on first possession, their only TD of the day.
— NYJ has been outscored 110-53 in losing all four road games
— Jets are 3-6-1 ATS in last ten games as a road favorite.

— Miami gets its first win of season in eight tries.
— Dolphins outscored last four opponents 48-45 in first half.
— Miami won four in row over the Jets, are 7-4 ATS in last 11 games as a series underdog. 

Steelers 26, Colts 24:
— Vinatieri missed a 42-yard FG with 1:11 left that proved fatal; he also missed a PAT.
— QB Brissett hurt his knee early on; Hoyer was 17-26/168 with three TD’s in relief.
— Colts covered all four of their road games this season. 

— Fitzpatrick had a 96-yard pick-6 2:21 before halftime, Steelers’ first TD.
— Steelers won four of last five games after an 0-3 start.
— Villanueva recovered a Rudolph fumble in end zone for a safety, saving Pitt five points. 

Raiders 31, Lions 24:
— Detroit had ball on Oakland 1-yard line in last minute, couldn’t score.
— Stafford threw for 406 yards in a losing cause.
— Detroit allowed 122 points in last four games; they’ve held only one team (LAC) under 23

— Renfrow caught winning 9-yard TD pass with 2:04 left to play.
— Five of last six Oakland games went over the total.
— There were 16 plays of 20+ yards in this game, three more than any game this week.

Seahawks 40, Buccaneers 34 OT:
— Buccaneers led this game 21-7 late in 2nd quarter.
— Evans caught 12 balls for 180 yards and a TD.
— Tampa Bay scores 32.8 ppg in games with 0 or 1 turnover, 22 ppg in the others.

— Seattle’s last seven drives: 42 plays, 366 yards, 26 points.
— Lockett caught 13 balls for 152 yards and two TD’s.
— Seahawks won five of their last six games; Wilson is the MVP so far. 

Broncos 24, Browns 19:
— Browns scored 16 points on five trips to red zone; not good.
— Cleveland gave up TD plays of 21-75-30 yards; Denver had zero snaps in red zone.
— Since 2013, Browns are 1-4 ATS as a road favorite. 

— Three QB’s named Allen started Sunday; they all won their game.
— QB’s making their NFL debut are 9-1 ATS this season (5-4-1 SU).
— Broncos are 9-5 ATS in last 14 games as a home underdog.

Chargers 26, Packers 11:
— Chargers outrushed Green Bay, 159-45.
— Packers on three first half drives: 18 plays, 35 yards, zero points.
— Green Bay had only one play of 20+ yards, least of any team this week. 

— Chargers scored on six of first seven drives, missed a FG on 8th drive.
— Badgley made four of five FG’s in his first game this season.
— LA averaged 9.4 yards/pass attempt, Packers only 3.7.

Ravens 37, Patriots 20:
— Patriot defense had allowed four TD’s on 96 drives coming in; they allowed four TD’s on eight drives in this game.
— Average total in last four series games is 54.8.
— San Francisco is the last unbeaten team; they play Seattle next week. 

— Lamar Jackson is now 12-3 as an NFL starter.
— Baltimore scored a defensive TD with 12:21 left in third quarter to break game open.
— Ravens are 14-4 ATS in last 18 post-bye games, 6-3 in last nine as a home underdog; they’ve scored 23+ points in every game this year.

Author: Armadillo Sports

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