Beast Prediction Friday


We do it every week at the same time. Let's take a look at what our fearless ESPN experts predicted in games involving NFC East teams and then I'll make my own picks:

Jacksonville Jaguars at New York Giants: Adam Schefter was the only one on the panel to pick the Jaguars. He made this his upset special this week.

Mosley pick: Giants 27, Jaguars 17: The Jaguars will be missing left tackle Eugene Monroe because of a concussion. I think the Giants will take advantage of Monroe's absence and make life tough on David Garrard. I also think Ahmad Bradshaw will have a strong performance after being benched for his fumbling. Coach Tom Coughlin talked to his team about what happened to Roy Williams at the end of Thursday's game against the Saints. He wants the Giants to secure the football above all else. I love the Giants to win this game.

Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins: Merril Hoge, Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen all picked the Vikings to win this game for interim head coach Leslie Frazier. That's not showing much respect to Mike Shanahan's team after the Skins found a way to beat the Titans on the road. And The Skins certainly have more on the line than the Vikings.

Mosley's pick: Redskins 20, Vikings 17: I know we've seen the Cowboys rally around Jason Garrett, but I don't see the Vikings doing the same thing for Frazier this week. I think Brett Favre will continue to make mistakes, and DeAngelo Hall will make him pay in this game. The Skins are still in the playoff conversation, and I think that will help in this game.

Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears: Beloved former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski likes the Bears in this game and he's joined by ESPN The Mag's Seth Wickersham. The other six panelists went with the Eagles.

Mosley's pick: Eagles 23, Bears 16: I think Michael Vick will bounce back with a strong performance on the road and the Eagles will improve to 8-3. I also think Asante Samuel will play through this MCL sprain and have at least one interception against Jay Cutler.