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By Marc Lawrence — Plenty of games on last week’s NFL card went down to the wire. Resident Playbook Expert Joe Nelson dug deep into each game and reports on each of them, including the Seahawks holding off the Dolphins in a 31-23 win in Miami. The Dolphins trailed by five heading into the third quarter and completed a 17-play drive with a short field goal to trail by only two. It took just a few minutes for the Seahawks to push past the spread however and after Seattle went up by nine before quickly intercepting Ryan Fitzpatrick and putting in another touchdown to lead by 16. Those on the ‘over’ suddenly had a chance after the very low scoring start as Miami was able to get a touchdown and a conversion to trail by only eight. The onside kick failed for the Dolphins however and the Seahawks were able to take a knee at midfield following narrowly reaching a first down that withstood review just after the two-minute warning … To see more, including how the Chargers-Bucs game unfolded, click here.

Trending Today

As expected, the recently concluded 2020 NHL Draft is in the books and had its share of winners and losers. 217 selections were made over the course of two socially distanced, Zoom-filled days. There were also 27 trades made, although the vast majority were simple pick swaps, as most of the players rumored to be on the trading block remained with their current teams. Winner: Alex Trebek announced the Ottawa Senators first round pick. The 80-year-old Trebek, who is a recipient of the Order of Canada, has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He stood behind his typical “Jeopardy!” dais, on the show’s usual set. Selecting “NHL” as the category, Trebek read the clue and then announced German-born forward Tim Stutzle as the correct response. Stutzle was then shown with his family back in Germany, sporting a huge grin. What is a heartwarming moment we’ll remember for a long time. Loser: The rest of the draft was super boring.

Grinding Out The Profits

From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: When Louisville invades Georgia Tech tonight the will do so knowing the Ramblin’ Wreck is a wallet-depleting 0-6 ATS of late as an ACC home dog of 3 or more points. They are also 3-10 ATS when coming off a SU favorite loss. Fly redbird, fly.

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