Friday, October 15, 2010
Beast prediction Friday
By Dan Graziano
It's at this time every week the Beast blog throws down its predictions for Sunday -- and occasionally Mondays. First, let's find out what the experts are saying about the four games involving NFC East teams.
Detroit Lions at New York Giants: All eight experts picked the Giants, which shouldn't come as a surprise. Is this the week the Giants start running away with the division? There's a decent chance the other three teams lose, so a 4-2 record could be big.
Mosley's pick: Giants 27, Lions 17: I respect the fine work of Lions coach Jim Schwartz, but the Giants have too many weapons at receiver right now and Ahmad Bradshaw's one of the top backs in the league. And no one will be able to block Justin Tuck in this game. You heard it here first.
Atlanta Falcons at Philadelphia Eagles: I was surprised that only one member of our distinguished panel picked the Eagles to win at home. Do we really have this much respect for the Falcons? Only Mark Schlereth made the brave choice to pick Philadelphia. But he's about to have company.
Mosley's pick: Eagles 24, Falcons 21: Quarterback Kevin Kolb will give Andy Reid something to think about when he throws for 300 yards and two touchdowns.
Dallas Cowboys at Minnesota Vikings: This is another surprising breakdown from the experts. Apparently they think the Cowboys' talent will be too much for Brett Favre and the Vikings. I figured the Vikings would win out with the experts. Mike Golic, Ron Jaworski and Schlereth were the only experts to go with the home team. I picked the Cowboys for ESPNDallas.com, but I've changed my mind since finding out that Andre Gurode is banged up.
Mosley's pick: Vikings 28, Cowboys 20
Indianapolis Colts at Washington Redskins: Eric Allen, Merril Hoge and Jaworski all picked the Skins over the Colts. Folks are starting to believe that Mike Shanahan can will this team to the playoffs. This is another great test.
Mosley's pick: Colts 28, Redskins 21