By Marc Lawrence — NFL.com asked five of its leading analysts which each of the 32 teams heading into the COVID-induced season in quest of finding which team will enjoy the biggest turnaround in 2020. While the reigning Super Bowl champion Chiefs look to build a dynasty, there are plenty of NFL franchises seeking to rebound from a disappointing 2019 season. Eight teams finished with five or fewer wins last season: the Bengals, Cardinals, Chargers, Dolphins, Giants, Lions, Panthers and Washington. Eight other teams finished with records below .500: the Broncos, Browns, Buccaneers, Colts, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets and Raiders. Surprisingly each of the five chose a different team, including Arizona, Cleveland, LA Chargers, Tampa Bay, and the Washington Football Team.
If the MLB season ended after Labor Day Monday, here’s what the best of three first round series matchups of the expanded playoffs would look like, with the higher seed the home team:
No. 1 Rays vs. No. 8 Yankees
No. 2 Indians vs. No. 7 Twins
No. 3 A’s vs. No. 6 Astros
No. 4 White Sox vs. No. 5 Blue Jays
No. 1 Dodgers vs. No. 8 Marlins
No. 2 Braves vs. No. 7 Giants
No. 3 Cubs vs. No. 6 Cardinals
No. 4 Padres vs. No. 5 Phillies
Grinding Out The Profits
From this week’s PLAYBOOK FOOTBALL NEWSLETTER: Under first-year head coach Chris Klieman last season, Kansas State ranked No. 1 in Red Zone Offense and No. 130 (last) in Red Zone Defense.