SZNAP CHAT – SEPTEMBER 30
By Adam Sznapstajler
WEEKLY FOOTBALL UPDATE
Well, personally speaking, Week 3 was better than week one. Although I once again misplaced my hope in the Dolphins, the Gators followed through on my predicted victory. On my weekly parlay, even though I lost overall I still hit on two out of three so I will allow myself to take a minor victory there.
Going into Week 3, we find both the Dolphins and Gators playing important games, the Dolphins looking to right the ship and the Gators needing to continue dominance against an upstart SEC program.
When I went to University of Florida in the early 2010’s, the Kentucky game was there with the Vanderbilt contest as the gimme wins for the season. Ten years later and Vanderbilt is still there, meanwhile Kentucky has built a solid football program. This culminated with Kentucky finally pulling out a victory in 2018.
Now, as wonderful as Kentucky’s come up is, that 2018 win is one of only two wins for the Wildcats against the Gators since 1980. That is just two wins in the past 40 seasons. But as I said earlier, this isn’t your father’s Kentucky team. The Wildcats are 4-0 and slide behind the Gators and the Georgia Bulldogs as the third best team in the SEC East.
However, I expect the Gators dominant rushing attack to be too much and the return of a healthy Anthony Richardson to add an extra dynamic to the offense. That, plus when one team wins 38 out of the last 40 games in a season, makes it kind of hard to pick against them… Gators 28-17
Unlike the Gators, the Dolphins did not help me out and validate my prediction. Despite a heroic effort, fighting back to send the game to overtime, the Dolphins could not come away with the victory in Vegas. Backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett did perform admirably and provide the team and fans with hope that he will be able to keep the team afloat as Tua Tagovailoa is out with a ribs injury.
The Dolphins face a much easier task than last week with the 0-3 Indianapolis Colts coming to town. The Colts are not only struggling but are also injured and provide an excellent opportunity for the Dolphins to return to winning form and even up their record at 2-2. Plus a revenge game for Brissett against the team that wrote him off as a starter.
I expect a close matchup, mainly because the Dolphins will never give me anything else, but the Colts struggling offense is likely unable to come up with enough juice to beat the Dolphins at home…Dolphins 24-13
PARLAY OF THE WEEK
Jaguars +7 vs Bengals (Thursday Night)
Miami Dolphins +2 vs Colts
Ravens +1 @ Broncos
Sayonara until next week.