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RESHUFFLING THE DECK

By Marc Lawrence — According to 247sports.com, as long as somebody’s playing, somebody’s got to be No. 1. That’s the mantra for their updated 2020 college football power rankings. So while Ryan Day’s sidelined Ohio State Buckeyes and more disappear from the rankings, other programs move into the picture. On the whole, the competition for the top spot still remains fierce. Only schools that plan on playing in the fall are ranked. So as of now, college-football season is scheduled to lurch to life in September. A total of nine teams that were formerly not ranked in the Top 25 now suddenly make their appearance.

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“I’ve always been very upfront about it with every team I’ve ever coached. We’re in this to win a championship. Make no bones about it.” Those were the words reported by first-year Dallas head coach Mike McCarthy when asked if it is “Super Bowl or bust” for the Cowboys this season. It’s no secret that Dallas fans love to obsess over their squad and set the bar incredibly high whenever they get the chance. The whole “Super Bowl or bust” mentality hasn’t exactly worked out for ‘Boys fans over the past few decades as their last appearance in the big game was in 1996. The Cowboys are also just 3-10 SUATS during the postseason since that Super Bowl appearance. FYI: Since 2000 there have been four first-year coaches that have led their team to a Super Bowl – Jon Gruden (2002), Tony Dungy (2002), Jim Caldwell (2009) and Gary Kubiak 2015).

Grinding Out The Profits

From the all-new 2020 PLAYBOOK NFL STARTER KIT publication: Buffalo, who has not won and AFC East division title since 1995, is 1-14 ATS against avenging division foes in games after the Bills scored 35-plus points in their last game. Remember those numbers this season should Ralphie go on a rampage.

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