Stone Cold Lock Week 12

By Bob Gaughan

Record by week 5-5-1 overall 22-25-7

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Auburn +4.5 over Alabama
Bama has won 5 of last 6 in series. Winner of this game goes to the SEC title game. Auburn has an impressive defensive line. Auburn is rushing for 244 yards per game. Alabama banged up at linebacker with four linebackers out since the start of the year. LSU ran for 151 yards and Mississippi State ran for 172. Take Auburn with the points.

Ohio State -12 over Michigan
OSU has won 12 of the last 13. Michigan had a huge blow when QB Peters got hurt last week. OSU still has an outside shot at the playoff. Both defenses are really good but the difference is OSU has a very good offense.

Kansas City -10 over Bills
Bills sinking after 5-2 start. Peterson was horrible so they go back to Tyrod. KC didn’t look good coming off of the bye against the Giants. KC’s offense can get right against a Bills defense that has been brutal of late.

Rams -2.5 over New Orleans
Someone would of accused you of eating some bad gumbo if you said these two teams would be fighting for top seeds in the NFC. NO coming in with eight straight wins. Last week was come from behind over Washington. LA was held to just one touchdown against a tough Minnesota defense. We give a slight lean to the Rams at home.

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Our Man in Stripes
Washington State +10.5 over Washington
Apple Cup. Washington State had a week off to prepare for this one. WSU has more to play for because if they win they are in the Pac 12 title game vs USC. Huskies are coming off a tough battle with Utah. Huskies not as much to play for.

Mono
Seattle -6.5 over SF
Seattle is off a disappointing loss at home Monday night against Atlanta. These two teams played a much closer game than expected already this year. The Seahawks offense started to look better in the second half Monday night. I think they keep it rolling and blow out a Niners team that has already won one more game than they should have.

Slick
Rams -2.5 over New Orleans
No question the Saints are contenders this year. I believe the eight game win streak comes to an end here. Saints got lucky it didn’t end last week. The Redskins should have won that game. Saints on the road is a tough task for them. Can’t see this team getting to nine straight. Rams have the best offense in football, can’t see them being held down two weeks in a row.

Brutal
105th Grey Cup
Over 53 Toronto- Calgary
Calgary is favored by 7.5 in this game. The West is much better this year. The weather is supposed to be cold but clear in Ottawa. Calgary won 11 in a row in the middle of the season. Calgary then took their foot of the accelerator. They wound up losing three straight. Ricky Ray is back as the Toronto QB. The Argos offense is back putting up points. Expect an entertaining game just like the league wants.

Bob
Buffalo and KC over 46 points
The Bills defense can make any offense struggling come to life. The Bills went 22 straight possessions without forcing a team to punt. This stretched from the Jets game to the third quarter of the Chargers game. All of the QB talk has hidden the fact that this defense has been the worst in the NFL the last three weeks.

GOOD LUCK!

Bob Gaughan

Bob Gaughan has worked in Buffalo media for over 25 years. He spent 15 of those years as a staple on WGR radio as a talk show host and sports director. Currently, Bob works for UB Athletics on the radio broadcast of football and women’s basketball. Off the air, he has been an adjunct professor for over 20 years at Buffalo State College where he developed and has taught a class on how to be a talk show host.

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