By Marc Lawrence — The Pro Football Focus unit ranking series for the defensive line for to the 2020 season is a bit of a surpsise. It’s important to note that all interior defensive linemen and edge defenders have been grouped together for this exercise, so teams that run a base 3-4 will include their outside linebackers (edge defenders, and they will not be featured with the linebackers. The best defensive lines have both high-end players and depth, and that’s what they leaned on when putting together this ranking. FYI – The Philadelphia Eagles own the No. 2 overall rank DL. PFF says the Eagles have had one of the strongest defensive lines in football for years not just blessed with top-end talent, but with incredible depth. That doesn’t look likely to change any time soon, and they have added multiple pieces over this past offseason. To see whom the No. 1 ranked DL is, and all of the 32 teams in the league, click here.
From the all-new PLAYBOOK ADVANTAGE for August: 27. It’s the key number this MLB season as every game carries 2.7 times more meaning that it would have been worth in a 162-game schedule. Every win. Every loss. Every blown save. Every comeback rally. Put it this way: the sweep of a 4-game series is the same as a 10-game winning streak and 10 wins in a row is the equivalent of a 27-game win streak. The same goes for losing streaks. You get the drift. To get your hands a free copy go to Playbook.com/advantage for more winning insight into sports betting.
Grinding Out The Profits
2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine reports: The Dallas Cowboys have gone 45-16 SU and 40-21-1 ATS in games in which they have won the stats the last six years. It’s interesting to note that new Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy was just 21-30 ‘In The Stats’ in fifty-one games during his final three seasons with Green Bay. For Dallas to live up to its lofty expectations in 2020, McCarthy is going to have to improve on those woeful numbers he posted with the Packers.