This week we have a new slate of member from the KDVS Sports Department picking who they think is going to win:
Grace Sprague: Grace is our guest opinion of the week. Sprague is the Aggie Staff Sports Writer and is currently covering Football, she’s also been working with KDVS Sports supplying the recaps for Football
Steve Vote: Steve is the newest new member of KDVS Sports, he’s a Junior English major. He is also unfortunately a Broncos fan.
Jack Dale: Jack is a senior history major. He’s more of a NBA fan, but is always up to discuss the NFL.
Aaron Fischman: Aaron is one of the more experienced members of the Sports Department. The Senior will be supplying color commentary to the home games for the Women’s Basketball team this winter.
Bengals @ Falcons:
Grace Sprague: Falcons. Although Ochocinco is the ultimate catch, Altlanta, one of the best teams in NFC, will walk away with the win.
Steve Vote: Falcons. Sitting atop one of the most competitive division in football (except for Carolina), I like Atlanta’s chances against the underachieving Bengals. Though, if there was a match up for Ocho and T.O. to completely take over a game, Atlanta’s less than stellar pass defense leaves the door wide open.
Jack Dale: Falcons The Bengals make me mad. I can't tell if I like them or hate them. I mean I used to like Carson Palmer and Chad Johnson and the rest of the Bengals after Hard Knocks last year, but it feels like they’re going through a post-division winning hangover this year. I like the Falcons.
Aaron Fischman: Cincinnati. Atlanta is a pretty good team. Not really good. Just pretty good. Still, I think the Bengals will pull of this road upset since they’ve had two weeks to game-plan for this game.
Steelers @ Dolphins
Grace Sprague: Steelers. The KDVS Aggie Talk guys told me so.
Steve Vote: Steelers. With only one TD thus far, I’m still waiting for Brandon Marshall to earn the massive contract extension Miami gave him upon his arrival in town. I don’t feel like this is the week it will happen.
Jack Dale: Steelers. My fantasy teams are filled with Dolphins, and that may be why I'm 1-5 . The Steelers hope Big Ben can keep his pants on and stay away from south beach while the team stays in Miam
Aaron Fischman: Pittsburgh. Ben Roethlisberger is back, but it doesn’t matter. That’s because the mean Steeler “D” never went anywhere.
Bills @ Ravens
Grace Sprague: Tie. HAHAHA just kidding. Ravens.
Steve Vote: Ravens. In a way, this is the most interesting game of the week for me. Not an interesting matchup by any means. Interesting to see exactly what Ray Lewis does to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Jack Dale: Ravens. Ryan Fitzpatrick's stats this season are surprising. Seven touchdown passes and only 2 INTS, but the team can't buy a win. Go ahead and put the Ravens down as my lock of the week. Ray Rice, over or under 120 yds rushing and 1 TD?
Aaron Fischman: Ravens. This match-up pits one of the worst teams in the NFL against one of the best teams in the league, and guess who’s home? Lock it up. Baltimore comes out on top.
Jaguars @ Chiefs:
Grace Sprague: Jaguars. The Chiefs were really bad last season, and I’m not buying the 180 degree turnaround. Jaguars take close one at Arrowhead.
Steve Vote: Chiefs. Leading the NFL in rushing as a team and one of the most deceptively good 3-2 teams, the Chiefs get back on track this week against one of the most deceptively bad 3-3 teams.
Jack Dale: Chiefs. If the Kansas City offense can produce like they did against the Texans, they should be golden. Jax just got thrashed against Tennesee, look for more of the same in this game especially with Garrard out. That Garrard thing sounds kinda crazy to say.
Aaron Fischman: Kansas City. Although the Chiefs blew a 4th quarter lead last week, they will bounce back as they face off against a struggling Jacksonville team.
Browns @ Saints:
Grace Sprague: Saints. They have yet to look like the defending Super Bowl champs that they are, but a home game against a weak opponent smells like the start of a win streak.
Steve Vote: Saints. Maddeningly inconsistent though they are, the Saints are still a favorite at home against the hapless Browns.
Jack Dale: Saints. Drew! Stop turning the ball over! 6 picks and 3 fumbles??? You were my second round pick!!! This also may be why I am 1-5, but he should do well against Cleveland.
Aaron Fischman: New Orleans. Don’t get me wrong…the Saints have had their fair share of struggles, but I thoroughly expect them to win this one in the Dome.
Redskins @ Bears:
Grace Sprague: Redskins. Jay Cutler is due for one of his multi-interception meltdown games any time now.
Steve Vote: Redskins. Chicago was partially exposed as a phony last week by Seattle. I think the Redskins march into Chicago and steal one.
Jack Dale: Redskins: Not only do I hate Mike Martz for smearing JT O'Sullivan's name with his terrible offensive schemes in SF (come on, JT had some good passes....right?), I hate Jay Cutler with passion!
Aaron Fischman: Redskins. Jay Cutler has clearly not been his best since he suffered a Week 4 concussion. Regardless, it will be a tightly contested game, because the Bears are playing at home, and the Redskins’ offense is not impressive.
49ers @ Panthers:
Grace Sprague: Panthers. Alex Smith, cannot play with him, cannot win with him, cannot coach with him. Can’t do it. I want winners too, but unfortunately we’ll have to wait until next week.
Steve Vote: 49ers. David Carr, David Carr, David Carr…
Jack Dale: 49ers. I feel sorry for Singletary if the Niners lose this game. It's in Carolina, and the Panthers might be going for the Niners neck as they have yet to win a game. But I gotta think the Niners have it.
Aaron Fischman: San Francisco. If the first six weeks are any indication, the 49ers may come out of the gate with a lackluster performance. The silver lining for them: they can afford a slow start, because they’re playing the winless Panthers.
Rams @ Bucs:
Grace Sprague: Bucs. Freeman’s got the Bucs playing like it’s 2003. Plus, the jury is still out on rookie Sam Bradford.
Steve Vote: Rams. I was impressed with the play of Sam Bradford last week, as well as the St. Louis defense. Also, Tampa’s only wins have come in Carolina, Cincinnati and at home against Cleveland. Not exactly quality opponents.
Jack Dale: Bucs. This one is a match up of the future contenders. The Bucs look like they've found something in Josh Freeman, and I expect them to beat Bradford and the Rams.
Aaron Fischman: Tampa Bay. Sam Bradford has really turned a lot of heads, including my own. With that said, St. Louis is a very different team on the road. Tampa Bay takes this one.
Eagles @ Titans:
Grace Sprague: Eagles. Second-best game of the week because it pits Chris Johnson against the Eagles’ run defense and features two of the hottest teams in the NFL. I predict a good game by Kevin Kolb.
Steve Vote: Eagles. Kevin Kolb? Michael Vick? Heck, Andy Reid could get out there and throw some passes, the way the Eagles have been playing.
Jack Dale: Titans. Whether or not Desean Jackson plays, I'm going with the Titans. The Titans have been inconsistent, but the defense and the Threat of Chris Johnson will be too much for the Vick-less Eagles.
Aaron Fischman: Titans. With each of these teams riding a two-game winning streak, the winner will stretch their streak to 3. If you ask me, the Titans will be the lucky ones. Even if Vince Young doesn’t start, I see Tennessee emerging victorious this week.
Cardinals @ Seahawks:
Grace Sprague: Seahawks. Going with the home team coming off a big win last week in Chicago.
Steve Vote: Seahawks. There is no greater tragedy in the NFL today than watching Larry Fitzgerald waste the prime of his career on a team ranked 30th in passing offense. Pete Carroll and the ‘Hawks pick up another win.
Jack Dale: Seahawks. Wake me up when this one's over.
Aaron Fischman: Seattle. Who would’ve believed that these teams would’ve been tied for the NFC West lead at this point in the season? Anyway, anything goes in these divisional match-ups. It could go either way, so I’ll go with the home Seahawks.
Patriots @ Chargers:
Grace Sprague: Patriots. Steven hates Phillip Rivers more than anything, so I have no choice. But Tom Brady needs to cut his hair before he gets split ends.
Steve Vote: Patriots. Deion Branch has made a seamless transition back to the Pats. Plus, I hate Phillip Rivers and enjoy saying “BenJarvus Green-Ellis.”
Jack Dale: Chargers. Patriots suck on the road, Chargers need to make a move and show that they are the team everyone thought they were. They are who we thought they were! Chargers.
Aaron Fischman: New England. The Chargers are used to winning big at home this (2-0 with laughers over the Jags and Cards). This week they’re in for a rude awakening as they face the newly energized Patriots.
Raiders @ Broncos:
Grace Sprague: Broncos. The Raiders lost last week to the 49ers and I don’t see their luck improving…unless Al Davis decides to sell the team.
Steve Vote: Broncos. After last week’s heartbreaker against the Jets, Denver rebounds. Also, Oakland leaves Mile High wondering whether or not there is anyone stupid enough to become next in the long line of head coaches under Al Davis.
Jack Dale: Raiders. Everyone in Denver is too busy freaking out about Carmelo too even remember that the Raiders are not doing so badly this year. Hopefully Jason Campbell will complete a pass in the first half.
Aaron Fischman: Broncos. Kyle Orton is a very good quarterback, but I feel as though Tim Tebow’s increased playing time will give Denver’s running game a much needed spark.
SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:
Vikings @ Packers:
Grace Sprague: Vikings. I hope you’re reading this, Max Rosenblum. Your old favorite player comes back and torches your favorite team.
Steve Vote: Vikings. Brett Favre feeds off of emotion as a player. In his last game at Lambeau not wearing a Packers uniform, he threw for 4 TDs. He’ll be ready for this game.
Jack Dale: Packers. Sunday night game is a good one, everyone has been talking and talking about the Vikings this week because of Favre's ,uh, situation and the fact that Randy Moss is in town and they appear to be going in the right direction. But I like UC Berkeley's Aaron Rodgers to come out on top in this one.
Aaron Fischman: Minnesota. This is the most confusing game this week. Favre has lost his last 5 regular season road starts and Clay Matthews returns this week, but Favre loves playing at Lambeau Field. The Vikings will continue their dominance in a nail-biter…I think?
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL:
Giants @ Cowboys:
Grace Sprague: Giants. Tony Romo and the Cowboys dig themselves into a deeper hole this week.
Steve Vote: Cowboys. Giants are 4-2, but with wins against Carolina, Chicago, Houston and Detroit, I’m not sure they are legit. I think the Cowboys desperation finally gets them a win.
Jack Dale: Giants. Cowboys lose again! Let the world rejoice!
Aaron Fischman: Dallas. Dallas is frankly not a very good team, but they’ll win this game because they’ll want it way more than the G-Men.