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NFL’S CUPCAKE SCHEDULE

By Marc Lawrence – Yesterday we explored the toughest schedules on the 2020 NFL schedule. (I’ll soon be sharing the true toughest schedules – Playbook style – based on opponent’s season win projection). Looking at the opposite end of the spectrum, let’s examine some of the league’s most forgiving schedules for the 2020 season. It starts with the Baltimore Ravens. Laced with the NFL’s softest strength of schedule, the Ravens are tasked with just one occurrence of back-to-back road contests. They open the season at home against a Browns team with a newbie coaching staff and finish with manageable home dates against the Jaguars and Giants before visiting the Bengals in Week 17. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay was spared visiting the West Coast. They don’t leave home between Week 11 and Week 14. Predictably stocked with prime-time games, the Bucs will play a whopping five night tilts between Week 5 and Week 11. For more on what appears to be the most forgiving schedules in the NFL for 2020 click here.

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Ask an NFL fan how many teams have yet to compete in a Super Bowl and you’d be surprised to learn there are four: The Cleveland Browns, Detroit Lions, Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars. Like Marisa Tomei told Joe Pesci in ‘My Cousin Vinny’, “My biological clock is ticking like this, and the way this case is going I ain’t never getting married.” Maybe it was a bad time to bring it up.

Grinding Out The Profits

From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: JUSTIN TIME: The task at hand this year for Ohio State will be replacing 10 players from last year’s squad that were drafted by the NFL. They managed to land Oklahoma RB Trey Sermon (1691 yards and 18 TDs) as a grad transfer in the offseason. Last year was QB Justin Fields’ first year in the offense and his first full healthy year as a starter since 2016. Color him a Heisman finalist and the Buckeyes lethal again in 2020.

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