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The Conscience of Thoroughbred Racing


By Marc Lawrence, — The NFL saw two Super Bowl favorites, the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs go down in upsets on Sunday.

Kansas City’s defeat was particularly stunning, as it snapped a 16-game winning streak over the Denver Broncos, who prevented the Chiefs from scoring a touchdown.

In the early slate of games, five of the 18 starting quarterbacks did not finish their games because of injuries or performance, including QB Kirk Cousins, whose season ended with a torn Achilles.

The biggest winner on the card was Titans rookie QB Will Levis’ debut as he threw more TD passes (4) than starting QB Ryan Tannehill had in his first six games this season.

The biggest loser was whoever sat through the Giants-Jets snore fest, as the game featured just four of 34 third-down attempts, two per side. The punters combined for 24 punts for 1,078 yards. The Giants threw for -9 passing yards, the lowest mark any team has had since 2000.

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