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NFC EAST “SURGE”

By Marc Lawrence — After watching last week’s NFL games, Nate Davis of the USA TODAY has this to say, “Congratulations to the NFC East, which went a collective 2-2 this week … but only because its four members were locked into intra-divisional matchups.” Surprisingly the Eagles, now 2-4-1, sit atop the division owning a half-game lead on Washington and Dallas. And yet, this is the first time in league history that no one in a given division has three wins through seven weeks in a non-strike season … Cam Newton’s QB rating has gotten steadily worse in each of his 2020 outings (100.7, 94.6, 73.8, 51.6, 39.7) … New England didn’t possess the ball for even 22 minutes nor did it enter the red zone … the Chiefs went 0-for-8 on third downs in Denver, and beat the Broncos 43-16 … Dallas has trailed by at least 10 points in six consecutive games for the first time in 59 years … For other interesting observations from last week’s games click here.
Trending Today
ESPN’s David Purdum reports a stat correction that changed a sack to a tackle for loss in the Bears-Rams game Monday caused a $997,000 fantasy football heartbreak for a 41-year-old insurance agent in St. Louis. For 30 minutes after Monday’s game ended, Rob Huntze thought he had won the $1 million first prize in a DraftKings contest. Then, a after the correction, five entries finished tied for first with 91.19 points and split the $1 million prize as a sack that had been credited to the Bears’ defense late in the fourth quarter was changed to a running play, a 3-yard loss by Rams quarterback Jared Goff. That 3-yard loss dropped Huntze into a tie for sixth place with 18 other entries, and his prize money dropped from $1 million to $3,078.94. Ouch.
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: When South Alabama travels to Georgia Southern Thursday night in a Sun Belt battle, they will be coming off a 4-game homestand. The Jaguars are 1-15 SU and 4-12 ATS in conference road games since 2016. They are also 0-6 SU and 1-5 ATS the last six games in this series, whereas the host Eagles are 7-0 SU and 6-1 ATS as a home favorite of late. Play accordingly.
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