LESSONS FROM NFL WEEK 5

Nate Davis of the USA TODAY spells out 32 things we learned from Week 5 in the NFL. Among them: Falcons QB Matt Ryan has thrown seven INTs, matching his total from 2018 and 2016, when he was the league MVP. The natives in Atlanta are getting restless for Dan Quinn’s head, too, after his “pretty basic” defense was filleted by Houston for 592 yards … Is Saints QB Teddy Bridgewater the league MVP after five weeks? OK, probably not, but he did tie a personal best with four TD passes in Sunday’s win over the Buccaneers, and his 131.2 passer rating is the second best of his career … The Bengals are 0-5 for the seventh time since 1990 … Click to read more.

On Today’s Scorecard

From this week’s Playbook Football Newsletter: San Diego State head coach Rocky Long is 79-49-1 ATS from Game Six out in his career.

Grinding Out The Profits

Also outlined in this week’s Playbook football newsletter: There are nine 5-0 FAT CATS that will be laying points on this week’s card: Alabama, Baylor, Clemson, Georgia, LSU, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Penn State and Wisconsin. These FAT CAT plays are 151-198-6 collectively as favorites since 1980 – including 47-74-3 ATS when coming off a double-digit ATS win. The Badgers are the one team in this group that beat the spread by double-digits in their last game.
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