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By Marc Lawrence — The NFL playoffs could be undergoing a major change for the 2020 season if the league approves a COVID-19 contingency plan that has been proposed by competition committee. The proposal would expand the playoffs from 14 teams to 16 teams, which means that eight teams in each conference would make the postseason if the plan is approved. If that happens, it would mean that basically everyone except for the Jets would have faint hopes of making the playoffs this year. One interesting thing about the proposal is that it comes with two wrinkles that could potentially change the landscape of the postseason. The first wrinkle is that teams would be seeded by winning percentage, which means division winners wouldn’t be guaranteed to host a playoff game, according to If the proposal passes, it would solve the NFL’s biggest postseason issue right now, which is the fact that the NFC East winner – currently the 3-4-1 Eagles – is going to get to host a playoff game. Read more here.

And Down The Stretch They Come

Horse racing’s biggest weekend of the year is here – the Breeders Cup. And thanks to our good friend John Pricci, renown horse racing author, handicapper and owner of, he is offering complimentary Breeders Cup key selections on today’s card, including the Breeders Cup Classic. Yesterday John nailed a Superfecta in the first race, a reverse exacta for $118 and three foreign horses that hit the board at generous double-digit odds. To see his Breeders Cup card selections yesterday and today plays, all compliments of John, simply click here.

Grinding Out The Profits

East Carolina 5-0 $ as home dogs … Virginia Tech: 1-5 $ home vs. undefeated foes … Tulsa: 5-1 ATS as RFs 4 more points … Michigan: 24-0 SU vs. Hoosiers … Baylor: 8-1 $ as conference dogs 6 more points … Utah: 7-0 $ as conference HFs more than 7 points … Stanford: 9-1 SU season openers under David Shaw … Memphis: 1-12-1 $ as HFs vs. rested opponents

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