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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


New Orleans over Dallas by 10 — Kudos to Teddy Bridgewater and the Saints on becoming the first QB and team to beat the Seahawks at home in the month of September during the Pete Carroll era in Seattle last week. In the process, Bridgewater improved to 24-7 ATS as a starter in the NFL, including 17-2 ATS in non-division games. In only his second start since 2015, Bridgewater played smart more than anything. The veteran got
the ball out quickly and accurately (19 of 27, two TDs, no INTs)
while throwing for only 177 yards. He also converted a third down
through the air on each of his three scoring drives. With it, New
Orleans returns home sporting a 2-1 record while patiently awaiting
the return of Drew Brees in mid-November knowing all they have
to do is stay alive until his arrival while looking to earn a spot in
the playoffs. The good news today, though, is head coach Sean
Payton has been an ATM machine in games against non-division foes
coming off a double-digit win, going 20-5-2 ATS in his NFL career,
while the Who Dats are 8-0 ATS in games when coming off a SU
underdog win. Enter the Cowboys off Sunday’s walk-thru-the-park
31-6 win over the hapless Dolphins with both Jason Garrett and QB
Dak Prescott each 3-0 for the first time in Cowboys history (get ready
to open the wallet, Jerry). It marks the first time that Dallas is 3-0 to
start the season since 2008. They are also 1-6 ATS with a 3-0 record
dating back to 1980, not to mention 0-8 ATS in Game Fours against
.500 or greater opponents. All of which ties terrifically into the THE
CLINCHER: The Saints are 12-1 SU and 13-0 ATS at home during
the regular season against .800 or greater opponents.

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