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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence — USA TODAY’s Nate Davis reported that Green Bay got trounced by Tampa Bay, the second week in a row the No. 1 team in his power rankings (first the Chiefs, now the Packers) lost. The supposedly resurgent Browns appeared fraudulent. The Dan Quinn-less (and previously winless) Falcons resembled a playoff team. The Patriots fell to 2-3 for the first time since 2001. The Ravens showed why they might be the best team in the league for three quarters … and then gave up 22 to the Eagles in the final one. Those were just the appetizers on last week’s NFL results card … Then there was New York improved to 1-11, the Giants breaking through for their first win of the season. The Jets, however, dropped to 0-6 … Need to win a game? Fire your coach. Interim HCs are now 2-0 in their 2020 debuts, the Falcons’ Raheem Morris following the Texans’ Romeo Crennel into the win column … And then there was Vikings QB Kirk Cousins, who has 20 multi-interception games in his career after throwing three picks Sunday. His team is 0-20 on such days … For a complete review of what we learned in the NFL last week click here.

Trending Today

Recently demoted Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick said the timing of the move “broke my heart,” as he wonders whether he has started his last NFL game. “I was shocked by it. It definitely caught me off guard. It was a hard thing for me to hear yesterday, just kind of digesting the news. My heart just hurt all day. It was heartbreaking for me. My heart was so heavy yesterday. But that’s the direction that the organization took and I’ve just got to accept it,” Fitzpatrick said. The unquestioned leader of the team had a 79.6 QBR that ranks seventh in the NFL. Tua Tagovaiola takes the reins next week for the Dolphins.

Grinding Out The Profits

Friday Night Fight From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: UAB brings an impressive 21-game home win skein in play tonight when they host defending conference champion UL Lafayette. The bottom line here is the Blazers’ 14-3-1 ATS success

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