Another great week of college and pro football awaits with key games featuring the Florida Gators at Tennessee, the Nebraska Cornhuskers at USC, also Clemson at Florida State. In the National Football League, we'll closely examine statement games involving Tampa Bay at Atlanta; Chicago at Dallas, and the New York Football Giants at Philadelphia.
In Knoxville, I like the Gators over Tennessee. This is a must game for coach, Phil Fulmer's Vols, however Florida has too much talent. Quarterback, Chris Leak and receiver, Percy Harvin are a handful, furthermore the Gators defense - no pun - can put the clamps on anyone. Florida coach, Urban Myer, has this team hitting on all cylinders, so look for Florida to win by at least ten points. Nebraska carries the hopes and prayers of the Big Twelve against USC. This game won't turn into the typical S.C. bloodletting, and Southern Cal may be pressed to cover the spread. Nebraska could call upon its tradition and keep this thing close.
If you're smart stay away from the points in this one. In the Bowden Bowl, Florida State is really struggling offensively but its doubtful Clemson has
the horses to beat FSU in Tallahassee. Look for Seminoles to break out of their doldrums and win this game going away. Now for the National Football League: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell apart in their home opener against the Ravens. The Bucs will rebound in Atlanta and make this game close. But sharply contested games only count in horseshoes and quarterback, Mike Vick, has too much to prove to allow this game to get away. The Falcons will win a nail bitter that could go into overtime; therefore avoid taking the points. Take the Falcons to win the game outright...The Cowboys, cocky safety, Roy Williams, has guaranteed a Cowboys victory over "DA Bears!" Perhaps, Williams remembers Carolina's, Steve Smith, shredding the Bears secondary in last year's playoff game. You know, Roy Williams, is right...the Cowboys will win because Terrell Owens also Terry Glenn, will roam free in secondary while Dallas lights up the scoreboard. Take the Cowboys to cover. In conclusion, I like the Giants to rebound in Philly, and the Minnesota Vikings to beat the Carolina Panthers. Last week, I went 5-1 with my picks. Are you keeping score.