Friday, September 21, 2007

LSU showdown with South Carolina

This week's hottest games are South Carolina at LSU, Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears, St. Louis Rams at Tampa Bay, and the desperate Falcons hosting the Carolina Panthers. Lets look at the LSU match up against the Gamecocks. Since the beginning of the year, South Carolina's feisty coach, Steve Spurrier, has been saying his team is underrated. Spurrier has been insistent on claims Carolina is being underestimated in the race to win the Southeastern's Conference East Division. Spurrier, moreover, said the Gamecocks would no longer be happy just contending, they expect to win the alliance. Considering last year's nail biter against Florida, he could be right. The old ball coach would have won that contest had it not been for a blocked field goal. South Carolina, furthermore, outplayed the Gators for four quarters. Fortunately, Spurrier returns with most of his team intact from last year. The Gamecocks have a stifling defense and a competent run and gun offense. LSU , meanwhile, has looked like one of the top five teams in college football with big wins over Virginia Tech also hapless Mississippi State. The Tigers, nevertheless, are coached by big mouth, Les Miles, whose teams have a history of being out coached in big games. I would take Carolina and the points. As for the remaining games, I expect the Cowboys to beat the Chicago Bears. The Monsters of the Midway are unsettled at quarterback, furthermore they need to continue getting field position and touchdowns from punt returner extraordinarie, Devin Hester. If Dallas corrals him, they should win.
Meanwhile, the desperate St. Louis Rams visit Tampa Bay. Last week against New Orleans, the Buccaneers' defense flashed a lot of the speed that led them to a Super Bowl championship.
The Saints weren't ready for it and neither will the Rams. Tampa Bay will cover. In Atlanta, the Falcons have new quarterback, Byron Leftwicth, and the Panthers are smarting from a loss to the resurgent Houston Texans. Carolina will barely escape with a win, but they'll cover.
Alright bettors those are your picks for the week....