The MU football team has surprised everybody with its 11 and 1 win-loss record. And we all know they’re one good kick away from being undefeated. We also know the national press is looking at MU with a skeptical eye since this is the first time in modern college football history that they are true contenders for a national title.
It’s pretty simple, MU must defeat Auburn Saturday, which would make MU the SEC champion. That, in and of itself, would be Missouri’s greatest achievement in football ever. If Ohio State is defeated by Michigan State – a game that will come on after Missouri has played Auburn – then MU, without argument, would face Florida State for the national title.
And yes, Florida State will crush Ivy League-like Duke.
So they’re in.
Maybe just as important to FSU, James Winston; the young man who is their quarterback and should win the Heisman Trophy this year, has been cleared of charges stemming from an apparently bogus sexual assault case.
Speaking of the Kansas City Chiefs, with the team’s three straight losses and with four games left to play, our Chiefs are pretty much locked into the number five playoff spot. I know some people now think the Chiefs will lose all four remaining games, but they won’t. While their record makes them look somewhat better than they really are, given the weakness of the AFC, they are still a potential top performer. When you look at their three losses, the Chiefs were definitely in 2 of the 3 games even with their horrible defense.
And they’ve found their offense. If quarterback Alex Smith continues to put up points as he has and the defense can at least play at an average level, the Chiefs could still be dangerous in the playoffs.
The team needs to start positioning itself for the post season by getting healthy, staying healthy and getting their receivers as best they can to hang on to the football. Moreover, I think their defense has bottomed out and will improve from here forward.
Now let’s get right to the point, the Chiefs will defeat Washington Sunday.
And Missouri – a slight underdog to Auburn – will take down the War Eagles.
Missouri (+2) over Auburn.
Florida State (-28) over Duke.
Baylor (-8) over Texas teased with Central Florida (-4) over SMU.
OSU (-4) over Oklahoma teased with FSU (-22) over Duke.
KC Chiefs (-2 1/2) over Washington.
Baltimore (-1/2) over Minnesota teased with New England (-4) over Cleveland.
Footnote: I’m ending the year on a strong run 47 wins to 28 losses.
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