By Marc Lawrence — As we enter into a new era of pandemic football, let’s take a look at a few quick facts about the NFC: The Cowboys five prime time games this season extends their streak of consecutive seasons with five-plus prime time game to 15 … for the ninth straight season Drew Brees and the Saints are in four prime time games… The Eagles will meet the Cowboys in prime time for the 17th consecutive season, the most in NFL prime time history … NY Giants head coach Joe Judge will become the first Giants rookie head coach to kickoff the season with a prime time game since Ray Handley in 1991 … On another note, it’s been 15 consecutive years since the reigning NFC East division champion (Eagles this season) has repeated. To read my entire 2020 NFC Betting Preview…
According to ESPN, quarterback Drew Brees has not officially declared this his final season. But like the rest of his New Orleans Saints teammates, he is not shying away from characterizing this as a “Super Bowl or bust” season. “Hey, at this time, man, I’m on borrowed time,” the 41-year-old said on the eve of his 20th season. “I’ve got nothing to lose. So I’m turning it loose and letting the chips fall where they may.” The Saints have won more regular-season games than any team in the NFL over the past three years (37), only to suffer three gut-wrenching playoff defeats in the final seconds (the “Minneapolis Miracle,” the “No-call” and an overtime loss to Minnesota last season. At 10-1 odds they deserve to be on your Super Bowl futures list this 2020 season.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: The Cincinnati Bengals are 15-5 ATS in their last 20 games versus AFC West opponents, including 8-0 ATS between the 3’s (+3 to -3). Just sayin’.