Stone Cold Locks
By Bob Gaughan
2022 Record 60-34-2
2021 record 62-49
2020 record 52-52-4
2019 Record 62-41-2
2018 Record 72-50-3
Mr Over/Under: 7 point teaser: Philadelphia -.5 and KC -2
Last week in the NFL, 5 of the 6 games went over and the other game was under by a half-point. There were 4-teams that scored exactly 31 points. During last week’s Bill’s broadcast Tony Romo said, “That’s why turnovers are the most important stat in the NFL”. REALLY? Dear Tony, “The 2-teams that had the most turnovers, Buffalo & Jacksonville, won their games. Just because you were a quarterback for the Cowboys, doesn’t make you a quality analyst. Tony, you should take lessons from Troy Aikman, who is excellent”. Moving along, Last week we had a successful 2-team 7-point teaser. I’m going with another one this week. There could be some rain and/or snow at the KC game, but let’s be honest, Lawrence is no Mahomes. Phily got a week off and has more weapons than the Giants. Parley Phily & KC on a 7-point teaser.
Man in Stripes: 6 point teaser: Cincinnati +11/Over 44 Bills-Bengals
When the lines came out Sunday night I couldn’t bet this fast enough. A BANGER PLAY!!! This is a bad matchup for the Bills. The Bills secondary not playing well and without Von Miller, not sure they take advantage of the injuries on the Bengals offensive line. Burrow is 15-3 the last 18 when he is sacked 4 times or less. They have a lot of weapons. The wrong team maybe favored here. I’ll tease through the key numbers of 6,7 and 10. The weather maybe a little dicey with snow but I don’t think it matters as both teams should put up 24+. Love this play, and love this game. After all is said and done the football gods will get this community a close win and trip to Atlanta to face KC. Bills win an instant classic 30-27.
Mano: Bills -5.5 over Cincinnati
Everyone saying the spread is too high especially considering how Josh Allen played last week. Top me that was a classic case of playing down to your competition. This week presents another challenge. The Bengals didn’t look great last week and essentially gave up 24 points to Tyler Huntley (follow your blockers). The Bills offense scores 30 points at will and this week will be no different. This one comes up to which defense will come up big and make a big stop. With the crowd and Tre White starting to look like his old self, the Bills pull away late and win 38-28. Onto Atlanta and the showdown everyone has been waiting for since January.
Brutal: San Francisco -4 over Dallas
Dallas beat a crippled Tampa Bay team and now everyone is in love with this team. Not me. Let Byron Leftwich be the scapegoat for what happened on Monday. To me Dak Prescott follows up a great game with a mediocre performance. San Francisco defense is the best in the NFL and they give Dak fits this week. Love the way Brock Purdy has become a great leader in such a short time. Is there any doubt he’s better than Jimmy G? I thought the spread would be at least 6. The 49ers dominate.
Bob: Giants +7.5 over Philadelphia
Last week we saw how divisional opponents play each other tough in the Dolphins and Ravens giving the Bills and Bengals a scare. To me this is the same thing. The Giants know the Eagles very well. I’m not sure Jalen Hurts is 100 percent. On the other hand Brian Daboll has gotten the most out of Daniel Jones. I expect like last week that Jones will be able to do damage with his legs. The Eagles won’t run Hurts nearly as much. I think the Eagles win but the Giants give them a scare.