Monday’s Den: Wrapping up a busy sports Sunday……

Raiders 40, Kansas City 32
— Raiders’ five first half drives: 27 plays, 333 yards, 24 points.
— Raiders in 4th quarter: 224 plays, 118 yards, 17 points.
— Las Vegas snaps a 7-game losing streak in Arrowhead.
— All five Raiders games went over the total.

— Chiefs’ first four drives: 25 plays, 212 yards, 21 points.
— Chiefs’ last eight drives: 42 plays, 181 yards, 11 points.
— Chiefs are 8-3 ATS in last 11 games as a home favorite.

Pittsburgh 38, Eagles 29
— Philly is giving up 29 ppg this year, allowing 18 TD’s on 54 drives.
— Eagles are off to a 1-3-1 start; they led three of the games at halftime.
— Teams combined to convert 21-29 third down plays in this game.
— NFC East teams are 3-13 ATS outside their division.

— Steelers won their first four games, scoring 26-26-28-38 points.
— Four teams Pittsburgh beat have a combined record of 2-13-1.
— Claypool caught 7 balls for 110 yards, three TD’s, also ran for a TD.
— Home team won seven of last eight series games.

Rams 30, Washington 10
— Rams won four of first five games; this was their third east coast game in last four weeks.
— Rams’ first three drives: 23 plays, 234 yards, 20 points.
— Under McVay, LA is 14-8 ATS as a road favorite.
— Second half was played in a steady rain; tough weather for both offenses.

— Redskins in second half: 22 plays, minus-6 yards, no first downs.
— Washington lost its last four games, giving up 31.3 ppg.
— Redskins have been outscored 95-34 in the first half this season.
— Kudos to Alex Smith who played for first time in over 600 days after shattering his leg in a 2018 game. Tough guy,

Houston 30, Jaguars 14
— Jaguars started two drives in Houston territory, didn’t score either time.
— Jaguars lost their last four games, giving up 31.5 ppg.
— Jacksonville is 5-10-1 ATS in last sixteen games as a road underdog.
— Jaguars lost despite an 11-yard edge in field position; very unusual.

— Houston gets its first win; they fired their coach last week.
— Watson threw for 359 yards and three TD’s.
— Cooks caught eight footballs for 161 yards.
— Texans won five in row, nine of last 11 series games

Cardinals 30, NJ Jets 10
— Murray threw for 380 yards; Hopkins caught six balls for 131 yards.
— Cardinals outgained the Jets, 496-255.
— Four of five Arizona games stayed under the total.

— Jets lost their first five games, giving up 32.2 ppg.
— Jets scored only 32 points in their last ten red zone drives.
— New York is 4-7-1 ATS in its last 12 games as a home underdog.

Baltimore 27, Bengals 3
— Bengals’ first half drives: 31 plays, 80 yards, zero points.
— Cincy converted only 3-16 third down plays.
— Bengals had only one play longer than 19 yards.

— Baltimore scored 27+ points in its four wins, 20 in their loss.
— Four of five Raven games stayed under the total.
— Baltimore has outscored opponents 47-20 in second half.
— Baltimore won last four series games, by 3-6-36-24 points.

Panthers 23, Atlanta 16
— Carolina won its last three games, outscoring foes 59-21 in first half.
— Panthers converted 29-59 third down plays this season.
— Carolina snap a 5-game losing streak to the Falcons.

— Falcons lost their first five games, giving up 32.2 ppg.
— Atlanta had a 92-yard TD drive on its first drive, but that was their only touchdown.
— Falcons scored only 3 points on two red zone drives in 4th quarter.
— Atlanta is 5-9 ATS in its last 14 games as a home favorite./
— Falcons fired their coach and GM Sunday night. 

Dolphins 43, San Francisco 17
— Miami scored a TD, had three FG’s in last 4:38 of the first half.
— Miami scored 31.3 ppg in its last four games (12 TD’s on 39 drives).
— Fitzpatrick threw for 350 yards, three TD’s.

— Road team won all five San Francisco games.
— Niners scored 31-36 points in their wins; 20-20-17 in their losses.
— QB Garoppolo played first half, Beathard the second- they have QB issues.
— 49ers are 5-13-1 ATS in last 19 games as a home favorite.

Dallas 37, NJ Giants 34
— Giants led 17-3 midway thru 2nd quarter.
— Both teams scored a defensive touchdown.
— Giants had couple TD’s called back by sketchy penalty calls, one on a fake FG.
— Giants covered 13 of last 16 games as a road underdog.

— Costly win; Dak Prescott has a compound fracture of his ankle.
— Cowboys gave up 40 points/game the last four weeks.
— Last four Dallas games went over the total.
— Cowboys won last seven series games.

Cleveland 32, Colts 23
— Colts were in red zone four times, scored only 16 points.
— Rivers threw a pick-6 in 3rd quarter; Colts ran kickoff back for a TD.
— Both QB’s in this game threw two INT’s.

— Cleveland won its last four games, scoring 35-34-49-32 points.
— Cleveland’s first half drives: 45 plays, 289 yards, two TD’s, two FG’s.
— Browns converted 10-17 third down plays.
— AFC North teams are 10-2-1 ATS outside their division.

Seattle 27, Vikings 26
— Seahawks scored a 6-yard TD with 0:15 left for the win- they drove 94 yards for the winning score.
— Seahawks scored three TD’s in a 1:53 span of the 3rd quarter.
— Seattle is 8-13-1 ATS in last 22 games as a home favorite

— Vikings led 13-0 at the half; they led 26-21, had 4th-and-foot on the Seattle 6 at the 2:00 warning- they went for it, didn’t get it, then they lost.
— Minnesota lost four of first five games, despite scoring 26+ points four times.
— NFC North teams are 9-4 ATS outside their division.

Rays 2, Astros 1 (Tampa Bay leads 1-0)
— Took Snell 105 pitches to get thru five innings, but he did.
— Tampa’s bullpen tossed four scoreless frames, putting five men on base.
— Altuve homered for Houston’s only run.

Lakers 106, Miami 93 (LA wins NBA title, 4-2)
— Lakers win their 17th NBA title.
— This game wasn’t close; LA led 64-36 at halftime.
— Lebron James is third player ever to win an NBA title for three different teams. 


Author: Armadillo Sports

I've been involved in sports my whole life, now just write about them. I like to travel, mostly to Las Vegas- they have gambling there.