Now the Bulldogs just have to clear a runway to the College Football Playoff by playing perfect football until January.Blocking UGA’s takeoff is an Auburn team in dire need of a big win. The Tigers have fallen from top 10 program to potential Belk Bowl invitee http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-vic-beasley-jersey , an ignominious decline in the first year of a seven-year contract extension for head coach Gus Malzahn. But a backloaded schedule means there’s still time to salvage the season, and knocking off Georgia in Athens would do a long way in establishing this year’s Iron Bowl as a competitive matchup and not just a ritual Aztec sacrifice. The Bulldogs are rolling after knocking off the nation’s No. 9 team in consecutive weeks, though that fact gets a bit less impressive when you consider those wins came against flawed Florida and Kentucky teams. Beating the Tigers would give Georgia a great opportunity to head to the SEC title game with just one loss on its ledger, potentially making a December 1 showdown with Alabama a playoff eliminator in the process.Auburn vs. Georgia prediction:The S&P+ ratings tag the Bulldogs as the nation’s No. 5 team. Auburn clocks in at No. 15, despite being Tennessee’s lone SEC victory this fall. The Tigers are capable of shocking Georgia, but UGA has hit its stride after getting pantsed by LSU four weeks ago. The numbers see this as a 13-point win for the ‘Dawgs, and honestly, that sounds about right.Time Calvin Ridley Jersey , TV channel, and streaming infoTime: 7 p.m. ETLocation: Sanford Stadium, Athens, GATV: ESPNStreaming: WatchESPNOdds: Georgia is favored by 14 points.Auburn vs. Georgia news:What’s Georgia worried about this week? Turnovers and the fourth quarter, mostly.But maybe the Dawgs should be worried about Jarrett Stidham, since big passing plays buoyed the Tigers last week.Georgia won the East last week by beating Kentucky, but UGA isn’t a complete football team...yet.What do Auburn’s coordinators think about Saturday’s game? Uh...we’re not quite sure.Can the Tigers get a significant win for Gus Malzahn?Malzahn’s in the first year of a seven-year, $49 million contract extension Authentic Terrell McClain Jersey , and Auburn’s athletic director says he’s not going anywhere. But getting a vote of confidence nine games into the season is never a good sign, and it’s safe to assume Gus’s seat is, if not hot, at least slightly warmer than it had been.The best way to peel back some of the criticism that’s followed him in this three-loss season? Beating the crap out of a top-10 Georgia team. The Bulldogs have won 10 of their last 13 games against the Tigers, so a season-derailing upset in Sanford Stadium would be the exact brand of resume fuel Malzahn needs to rebuild this offseason without hearing his name brought up in scornful tones on talk radio throughout the south on a daily basis.2018 NFL picks: The Falcoholic staff predicts Panthers vs. Falcons and other Week 2 games Are you stressed out about the Falcons sending both Keanu Neal and Deion Jones to injured reserve? We are, too, but it didn’t really dampen our confidence in the Falcons’ ability to beat the Panthers this Sunday even a little bit. All of us — even this week’s enemy guest picker, our frenemy Brian Beversluis from Cat Scratch Reader — has picked the Falcons to knock off the Panthers. Perhaps it’s echoes of that one time Matt Ryan threw for 500-plus yards and Julio Jones went off for an even 300 receiving yards against a trash Panthers secondary Youth Takkarist McKinley Jersey , or maybe it’s the fact that the Panthers are in just as dire of an injury situation as the Falcons are these days. But the whole squad is rolling with Atlanta this week. Elsewhere around the league, a bunch of these pickers must have forgotten that the Browns actually tied the Steelers and the Saints lost last week to the Ryan Fitzpatrick-led Buccaneers. Most of our writers are rolling with the Saints nonetheless. As for the Bucs, only Dave Choate thinks they can beat the Eagles. For the primetime game, our pickers are favoring the Ravens, Giants, and Bears. Maybe Dave is on to something, because he’s tied at the top with Adnan Ikic and Kyle McClendon (who had not submitted his picks at publish time) at 4-2. Most of us are tied at 3-3, and we’ve got James Rael http://www.falconsauthorizedshops.com/authentic-brandon-fusco-jersey , who did not pick last week, at the rear with a clean slate. My dog selected Falcoholic community member RojoFalcon as our guest picker this week.Sadly, RojoFalcon apparently did not check his email. Check your email, RojoFalcon, and I’ll update this post if you get your picks in before the game tonight. Here are all of this week’s picks. The Falcoholic’s Week 2 NFL picksNameRecordCAR vs. ATLBAL vs. CINPHI vs. TBCLE vs. NONYG vs. DALSEA vs. CHINameRecordCAR vs. ATLBAL vs. CINPHI vs. TBCLE vs. NONYG vs. DALSEA vs. CHIIf you want to be in the running to be our guest picker for next week’s slate of games, make your picks in the comments.
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