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NFL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 9/23/2018Line$ LineOU LineScore
NEW ENGLAND
 
DETROIT
-7  

+7  
-280

+230

55.5
 
10
Final
26

NEW ENGLAND (1 - 1) at DETROIT (0 - 2)
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Week 3 Sunday, 9/23/2018 8:20 PM
Board OpenLatest
487NEW ENGLAND-6.5-6.5
488DETROIT5054.5
ADVANCED TEAM STATS
NEW ENGLAND - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games1-1-0.21-11-123.512.0345.5(5.4)2.025.513.5403.0(5.9)2.0
Road Games0-1-1.20-11-020.03.0302.0(5.1)1.031.021.0481.0(7)2.0
Last 3 Games1-1-0.21-11-123.512.0345.5(5.4)2.025.513.5403.0(5.9)2.0
NEW ENGLAND - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)23.512.020.530:1227-102(3.7)25-3767.6%243(6.6)64-345(5.4)(14.7)
Opponents Defensive Avg.20.51117.830:1928-104(3.7)22-3366.2%220(6.6)61-324(5.3)(15.8)
Offense Road Games20.03.018.029:1424-82(3.4)24-3568.6%220(6.3)59-302(5.1)(15.1)
Defense (All Games)25.513.524.029:4829-135(4.7)23-3958.2%267(6.8)68-403(5.9)(15.8)
Opponents Offensive Avg.2211.821.530:4128-139(5)22-3659.7%248(6.9)64-387(6)(17.6)
Defense Road Games31.021.027.030:4624-104(4.3)29-4564.4%377(8.4)69-481(7)(15.5)
NEW ENGLAND - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)0.51.52.00.013-430.8%0-0100.0%1-33(22)0-0(0)4-30
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.511.5214-431.5%1-160.0%1-20(20.2)2-1(1.2)6-44
Stats For (Road Games)0.01.01.01.012-433.3%0-00.0%2-47(23.5)0-0(0)2-25
Stats Against (All Games)1.01.02.0 12-648.0%0-00.0%4-96(24)2-20(10.2)6-57
Opponents Avg. Stats For10.51.5 12-542.9%0-00.0%2-59(23.7)19-2(7.6)9-80
Stats Against (Road Games)1.01.02.0 14-1071.4%0-00.0%3-36(12)2-21(10.5)7-71

DETROIT - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
 W-LUnitsW-LO-UScoreHalfYardsYPPTOScoreHalfYardsYPPTO
All Games0-2-3.81-12-022.010.0383.0(5.6)3.039.015.0347.5(6.3)1.0
Home Games0-1-2.80-11-017.010.0339.0(5.1)5.048.017.0349.0(6.1)2.0
Last 3 Games0-2-3.81-12-022.010.0383.0(5.6)3.039.015.0347.5(6.3)1.0
Dome Games0-1-2.80-11-017.010.0339.0(5.1)5.048.017.0349.0(6.1)2.0
DETROIT - Current Season Statistics
 RushingPassingTotal
 PPGHalfFDTOPATT-YDSYPRCMP-ATTPCTYDSPYAATT-YDSYPPYPPT
Offense (All Games)22.010.022.528:3916-68(4.2)31-5260.0%314(6)69-383(5.6)(17.4)
Opponents Defensive Avg.22.410.520.730:4526-105(4.1)25-4160.3%241(5.9)67-346(5.2)(15.4)
Offense Home Games17.010.020.026:5315-39(2.6)29-5255.8%300(5.8)67-339(5.1)(19.9)
Defense (All Games)39.015.020.531:2032-179(5.6)17-2372.3%168(7.1)55-347(6.3)(8.9)
Opponents Offensive Avg.24.39.219.630:1527-123(4.5)18-3058.1%208(6.9)58-331(5.7)(13.6)
Defense Home Games48.017.018.033:0736-169(4.7)16-2176.2%180(8.6)57-349(6.1)(7.3)
DETROIT - Turnovers, Penalties and Special Teams Statistics
 Turnovers LostThird DownsFourth DownsKickoff ReturnsPunt ReturnsPenalties
 INTFLTODIFF#-MADEPCT#-MADEPCTKR-YDSYPKRPR-YDSYPPRPEN-YDS
Stats For (All Games)2.50.53.0-2.014-534.5%1-00.0%2-72(28.8)2-5(2.7)6-60
Opponents Avg. Stats Against0.80.81.72.916-639.6%1-00.0%2-45(28.3)16-3(5.1)6-50
Stats For (Home Games)5.00.05.0-3.013-323.1%2-00.0%0-0(0)0-0(0)3-15
Stats Against (All Games)0.50.51.0 12-436.0%1-166.7%3-109(31.3)2-75(30.2)8-67
Opponents Avg. Stats For20.82.8 12-436.0%1-075.0%2-55(31.2)32-2(17.7)6-52
Stats Against (Home Games)1.01.02.0 14-642.9%3-266.7%2-45(22.5)3-137(45.7)7-49
Average power rating of opponents played: NEW ENGLAND 19.5,  DETROIT 19
SCHEDULE AND RESULTS
NEW ENGLAND - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/9/2018HOUSTON27-20W-6.5W49U31-12226-39-267334-16717-34-1582
9/16/2018@ JACKSONVILLE20-31L-1.5L44.5O24-8224-35-220124-10429-45-3772
9/23/2018@ DETROIT            
9/30/2018MIAMI            
10/4/2018INDIANAPOLIS            
10/14/2018KANSAS CITY            
10/21/2018@ CHICAGO            

DETROIT - Season Results
 Team StatsOpp Stats
DateOpponentScoreSULineATSTot.O/URushingPassingTORushingPassingTO
9/10/2018NY JETS17-48L-7L44O15-3929-52-300536-16916-21-1802
9/16/2018@ SAN FRANCISCO27-30L6W49O18-9834-53-329128-19018-26-1560
9/23/2018NEW ENGLAND            
9/30/2018@ DALLAS            
10/7/2018GREEN BAY            
10/21/2018@ MIAMI            
KEY GAME INFORMATION
NEW ENGLAND: The genius of head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady is their ability to change the gameplan week-to-week, anticipating their opponent's approach and exploiting weaknesses. After WR Julian Edelman's four-game suspension, the Pats will be well-equipped for a quick-strike passing attack that is almost an extension of the running game. Rob Gronkowski is among the NFL's all-time great TEs, and the backfield is full of moveable chess pieces. New England's defense is masterful at the bend-don't-break philosophy. Last season, they allowed the second-highest yards per play (5.7), but the fifth-fewest points per game (18.5). The return of ILB Dont'a Hightower from injury and the addition of massive DT Danny Shelton should sure up what was a shaky run defense at times last season. The secondary righted itself after a disastrous start to 2017 and is unlikely to have another false start in 2018.
DETROIT: QB Matthew Stafford can play at MVP level even with a weak supporting cast. WR Marvin Jones has developed into an impressive big-play, contested-catch weapon while Golden Tate is an explosive run-and-catch threat. Detroit invested heavily in their perrenially weak running game by signing RB LeGarrett Blount and spending early draft picks on C Frank Ragnow and RB Kerryon Johnson. Perhaps Stafford will finally have a decent RB to turn to. Aside from All-Pro CB Darius Slay, Detroit's defense underperformed in 2017. DE Ziggy Ansah continues to frustrate with his inconsistent play (he had three three-sack games last season, but disappeared in most others). ILB Jarrad Davis should take a step forward in his second season anchoring the defense, though the free agency losses of DT Haloti Ngata and LB Tahir Whitehead may take their toll.
PREVIEW
New-look Patriots meet familiar face in Patricia, Lions
 

The New England Patriots will have a new face on the sideline Sunday night when they encounter a familiar one in Matt Patricia and the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.

The Patriots (1-1) have seen a revolving door at wide receiver over the last few months, with numerous players coming and going as the team looks to open up the offense for Tom Brady.

Josh Gordon is the latest wideout to join coach Bill Belichick's crew, with the former Pro Bowl wideout boasting incredible upside to go along with a checkered past that has led to suspensions from the NFL. The Patriots acquired the 27-year-old Gordon and a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick from the Cleveland Browns on Monday in exchange for a 2019 fifth-round selection.

Brady can benefit from the presence of the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Gordon after being limited to 234 yards and two touchdowns in New England's 31-20 setback to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.

The three-time NFL Most Valuable Player will look to feast on a Detroit secondary that could be without Darius Slay, who has yet to practice this week and could miss Sunday's game with a concussion. The Lions (0-2) added depth to the secondary by re-signing fellow cornerback DeShawn Shead, who was one of the last cuts coming out of training camp.

Brady and company will see a familiar face on the opposite sideline in Patricia, who spent 14 seasons with the Patriots and routinely had his charges challenge the decorated quarterback in practice when he served as the team's defensive coordinator from 2012-17.

When asked on Wednesday about his "secret" to containing Brady in practice, Patricia showed his quick wit.

"Probably the fact that it was practice," the 44-year-old Patricia said in a conference call.

Jokes aside, Patricia knows that execution will be key as he faces his mentor (Belichick) and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels for the first time as a head coach.

"I think in the end, it really comes back to just having a good game plan and good execution, hopefully coaching well enough to give the players the opportunity to come out and do it the right way," Patricia said. "I don't think it's anything really more than that. It's really about the players and the game itself more so than I would say it is about anything else."

Patricia hasn't been laughing much since being hired by the Lions on Feb. 5, one day after the Patriots fell to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. He has seen his Lions yield 78 points and an NFL-worst 359 rushing yards.

It's not all gloom and doom in Detroit, however.

Patricia's stamp on the defense has been evident, notably with the club recording eight sacks already this season.

Devon Kennard and Jarrad Davis each registered two sacks and fellow linebackers Christian Jones and Eli Harold had one in last Sunday's 30-27 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

"When we need to, we've got to make the quarterback uncomfortable, we've got to try to be disruptive," defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni said. "And (our linebackers) work, fundamentally and technique-wise, they're working as hard at that as they are stopping runs. So, they understand it and they're excited about it and they're a hell of a group to work with."

Belichick is very much aware of what the Lions' aggressive defense brings to the table.

"They have very good coverage players, they have good pass rushers and they have multiple variations in their scheme that make it hard for quarterbacks to find open receivers," Belichick said. "They do a good job disguising and mixing up their coverages and the looks and the leverage that they different patterns and receivers. So, all those lead to problems in the passing game."

Running back James White could serve as a quick outlet for Brady, a decision that would keep the Lions' aggressive defense at bay. White led the Patriots with seven catches for 73 yards in Week 2.

Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford rebounded from a four-interception performance in a 48-17 season-opening setback versus the New York Jets to throw for 347 yards and three touchdowns against the 49ers.

Kenny Golladay has taken a big step up in his second season with 13 receptions for 203 yards and a touchdown while fellow wideout Golden Tate has 14 catches for 188 yards and a score.


Last Updated: 12/12/2018 11:53:44 PM EST


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