NFL Week Four featured a handful of surprises, including the fact that Tom Brady was brutal Sunday (18-for-39, 150 yards, INT – his worse Passer Rating in 13 years) but notched his 31st win in 34 starts against Buffalo since 2001. No other quarterback has beaten a single opponent as many times during the Super Bowl era. Only three Bills quarterbacks have half as many victories as Brady TOTAL over that same period: Drew Bledsoe (23), Tyrod Taylor (22) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (20) … Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes failed to throw a TD pass for only the third time in his career, just the second since the start of his 2018 MVP season, in his first NFL start in a dome … Antonio Brown and former Raider teammate Vontaze Burfict belong together – out of the league … For more on what we learned click here.
On Today’s Scorecard
Stat Of The Week
This from the well-oiled machine, sharing my Stat Of The Week contained inside this week’s USA TODAY SPORTS WEEKLY: .500 NFL teams (Carolina and Tampa Bay) are 1-8 SU and ATS the game before playing in London, England.
Grinding Out The Profits
Look Before You Leap
From this week’s Playbook Football Newsletter: Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is 6-14 ATS against undefeated opponents, including 0-8 ATS the last eight games. Ugh.