by Bob Gaughan, Buffalo Sports Page
Overall Record 9-9
MR. Over/Under: Kansas City -4.5
Three NFL teams have yet to cover the spread: San Francisco, Houston and Denver. Four teams have covered the spread each week: Cleveland, Tennessee, LA Rams and Kansas City. Kansas City has scored at least 38 points in every game. Denver has scored 27, 20 and 14, in that order. Kansas City has beat three teams that many predicted to make the playoffs. Denver beat Seattle and Oakland by a combined total of 4 points and lost to Baltimore by 13. Take Kansas City minus 4 1/2
Man in Stripes: Syracuse +25.5
Lots of drama in Clemson. Kelly Bryant is going to transfer after being benched for freshman Trevor Lawrence. This is a distraction going up against the surprise team in the ACC. QB Eric Dungey has the ‘Cuse 4-0 and ranked 10th in scoring offense. The tigers were upset last year by the Orange in the dome. I think Clemson will win but way too many points.
Mono: Bills +10.5
I’m drinking the Kool Aid. Too many points considering how Green Bay has looked. Rodgers is hobbled and they looked bad against Washington last week. The field will be slick in Lambeau and I see a sloppy game. Bills ride the momentum of last week to at least cover.
Slick: New England -6.5
Not buying the Fins 3-0 start. Competition has been weak at best. Seen New England do this before. They play a few bad September games and are then written off. Pats bounce back with a big win at home.
Mr. Brutal: Kentucky +1
This is the best Kentucky team in years. Kentucky just beat a better Mississippi State team last week. Kentucky dominated the lines of scrimmage. Josh Allen is one of the best pass rushers in the country. They have one of the best backs in the country too. This Kentucky team is legit. South Carolina struggles against the run. Not good when playing Kentucky.
Bob Gaughan: Temple +14
I see Temple and Boston College as two similar teams. Both teams play good defense and like to run the ball. Temple has bounced back nice after a 0-2 start. BC looked really poor last week against Purdue. Too many points in my eyes.