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DAMN LIES AND STATISTICS

Each week throughout the football season I compile an invaluable report that’s called INSIDE THE STATS. I do so because its where hidden winners are found each week simply by reading in between the lines and assessing each team’s statistical performance. Remember, it’s not the final score that matters it’s how it was generated. Did you know that 19 teams managed to win games last week yet were outgained. Find out who they are and more in this week’s report. Click to read more.

On Today’s Scorecard


More from this week’s Playbook Football Newsletter: Texas State is 0-7 ATS in Game Five of the season since joining the FBS and 1-9 SU and 3-7 ATS when coming off a win the last five years. Behind an offense that scores 19.8 PPG (116th in the land) against an opponent in UL Monroe that is scoring at a 31.6 PPG clip this season, the host Bobcats look like dead meat tonight.

Grinding Out The Profits

Jay Gruden was a dead man walking after an 0-5 start, and he knew it. What he didn’t know was that the would be summoned to the team’s facility in Ashburn for a 5 a.m. meeting Monday by owner Daniel Snyder and team president Bruce Allen, who informed him of the decision to fire him. Of the six coaches hired by Snyder, not one has finished with a winning record, and the team has finished last in its division eight times and third seven times. See a pattern? What’s wrong with this franchise wasn’t only or even mostly about Gruden. It’s all about the main man in the mirror and the monster-ego of its owner, Dan Snyder.
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