Obviously I disagree. First, I’ve said many times, given the fact that Alex has very few weapons to throw to, he’s done a very good job. Let’s face it, the front office did little in the off-season to bolster our weak corps of receivers. The only solid performer we’ve added is Donnie Avery from Indianapolis. He has certainly been above average. We all know about the tight end situation.
And no, Tony Gonzalez is not coming home.
The Chiefs are a Super Bowl contender for the first time since 1997.
They face their nemesis, Oakland Sunday at Arrowhead. But it won’t be as easy as many think because the Raiders have a nifty little quarterback from Ohio State who could cause our defense a headache with his running ability. Just ask San Diego and Indy (who was lucky to win). All of that said, Chiefs 27 Raiders 17.
The Missouri Tigers may make a liar out of me with my prediction of seven wins. I saw them as a low-level bowl team. With MU’s convincing win on the road at Vanderbilt last week, and with a record of 5 and 0 now, Missouri is showing signs of a breakthrough season in the SEC. The Tigers could surprise Georgia this weekend on the road.
Of course, Georgia is missing all its first string receivers and running backs, otherwise MU wouldn’t stand much of a chance. Look for a close game, and maybe the Tigers cover the spread.
K State gets hammered by Baylor, who I think will win the Big 12.
Kansas football isn’t worth the conversation, are you guys still happy with Charlie Weiss? Didn’t think so.
MU (+13 ½) over Georgia on a tease with TCU (-19) over Kansas.
Clemson (-18) over Boston College on a tease with LSU (even) over Florida
Baylor (-11) over K State on a tease with Oklahoma (-7) over Texas
Louisville (-13) over Rutgers on a tease with Baylor (-11) over K State.
Colts (+4 ½ ) over San Diego on a tease with New Orleans (+9) at New England
Kansas City (-2) over Oakland teased with Seattle (-7) over Tennessee
Denver (-20) over Jacksonville with San Francisco (-4) over Arizona.
Tonight’s Thursday Night Special: Chicago (-1) over New York Giants teased with Louisville (-13) over Rutgers.
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