NFC East: Mike Golic

Video: Is John Beck answer for Redskins?

May, 17, 2011
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Adam Schefter, Mark Schlereth and Mike Golic discuss the possibility that the former BYU quarterback, who hasn't thrown an NFL pass since 2007, will be coach Mike Shanahan's starter next season.

Beast prediction Friday: Giants win

October, 8, 2010
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We do it every Friday afternoon right here on the NFC East blog. It's time to see what our panel of experts think about this weekend's four games involving Beast teams. Will Adam Schefter hop back on the Mike Shanahan bandwagon that was briefly driven by yours truly last week? Let's find out.

Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins: Only Ron Jaworski and Chris Mortensen mustered the courage to pick the Skins. I'm afraid the Redskins' lack of weapons on offense will catch up with them this week. I like Ryan Torain but Shanahan's going to have to lean on him too heavily in this game.

Mosley's pick: Packers 23, Redskins 13

New York Giants at Houston Texans: Only Schefter picked Tom Coughlin's team to win this game. I'm a bit surprised that everyone has so much confidence in the Texans. I loved what Perry Fewell's defense did to Jay Cutler and the Bears. I think you'll see more of the same Sunday.

Mosley's pick: Giants 20, Texans 17

Tennessee Titans at Dallas Cowboys: Mike Golic was the only panelist to pick Jeff Fisher's team. There's a belief that the Cowboys righted the ship against the Texans two weeks ago. I don't think the Titans can move the ball on this defense.

Mosley's pick: Cowboys 27, Titans 17

Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers: It's like the panel is trying to will the 49ers to their first win of the season. Golic once again stands alone in his decision to select the Eagles. Is this a lack of respect for Kevin Kolb or faith in the embattled Mike Singletary?

Mosley's pick: Eagles 24, 49ers 21

Beast Prediction Friday

October, 1, 2010
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Each Friday afternoon during the regular season, the NFC East blog makes its predictions in case anyone's still at work. But first, let's take a peek at what the experts came up with for Eagles-Redskins and Bears-Giants. The Dallas Cowboys have a bye week.

Washington Redskins at Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Mortensen flirted with the idea of picking the Redskins when he joined us on the radio Thursday, but he couldn't muster the courage. All eight experts chose Michael Vick and the Eagles.

Mosley's pick: Redskins 24, Eagles 23: I know the Skins were lousy in St. Louis last Sunday but something tells me Mike Shanahan will have them ready to play against the Eagles. I think Donovan McNabb throws for 300 yards and three touchdowns in his homecoming. And yes, Eagles fans will give him a nice round of applause during introductions. I'm serious.

Chicago Bears at New York Giants: Mark Schlereth, Mike Golic and Eric Allen were the only experts who picked the Bears to win Sunday night. Apparently Mort and Adam Schefter still believe in Tom Coughlin after three weeks.

Mosley's pick: Giants 20, Bears 16: I think the Giants will respond to Coughlin in a big way in this game. They moved the ball really well against a tough Titans defense. On Sunday, they'll move the ball and limit their personal fouls. Have a splendid weekend.

What are the experts predicting?

January, 1, 2010
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Let me be the first NFC East blogger to wish you a Happy New Year this morning. Looking forward to big things in 2010!

Now let's take a look at what our Bristol experts are predicting for this weekend's games. I'll be back later today with my predictions in the Beast:

  • Adam Schefter is the only member of the esteemed panel picking the Giants to beat the Vikings.
  • Eric Allen, Mike Golic, Ron Jaworski and Mark Schlereth are all picking the Eagles to beat the Cowboys. I'm sure it's only a coincidence that three of the four used to play for the Eagles. Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter, Merril Hoge and Seth Wickersham are picking the Cowboys.
  • Sadly, all eight panelists were unanimous in picking the Chargers to beat the Redskins in what is likely Jim Zorn's final stand.
  • Right now I'm leaning toward picking the Cowboys at home, but the day is young.

NFC Beast Predictions Post

December, 12, 2009
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Every Saturday during the season, I make my predictions for games involving NFC East teams. I'm really riding the fence on both the Eagles-Giants and Cowboys-Chargers games. The Eagles have owned the Giants in December and early January, but Tom Coughlin's team is as healthy as it's been in a couple months and the Eagles don't have a lot of veteran leadership.

But before I unveil my predictions, let's take a look at what the experts from Bristol came up with this week. Merril Hoge has been on a roll this season, but he's coming off a rare 8-8 week. Mike Golic went 10-6 during a week where there were some upsets, so let's keep an eye on him.

The esteemed panel came to a split decision on Cowboys-Chargers. Eric Allen, Mark Schlereth, Golic and Hoge went with San Diego. Ron Jaworski, Chris Mortensen, Adam Schefter and Seth Wickersham picked the Cowboys.

Beast prediction: Cowboys 31, Chargers 28

I was shocked that Schefter was the only human panelist to pick the Giants. That doesn't make a lot of sense to me -- especially since the game's being played in Giants Stadium. I think the desperate-team theory will work again for the Giants this week.

Beast prediction: Giants, 21, Eagles 17

Golic, Hoge, Schlereth, Schefter and Wickersham are all picking the Raiders to beat the Redskins. I think Jason Campbell will take advantage of the Raiders' man coverage and have a big day.

Beast prediction: Redskins 21, Raiders 13

Beast Predictions: Eagles by a field goal

November, 8, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley

Before I make my weekly predictions, let's take a look at what the ESPN selection panel came up with for today's NFC East games. Of the eight esteemed panelists, only two picked the Cowboys to win at the Linc tonight. That would be Merril Hoge and Adam Schefter.

The panel has lost a lot of respect for the Giants during this three-game losing streak. Four guys picked the Chargers to walk into Giants Stadium and hand New York its fourth consecutive loss. Eric Allen, Mike Golic, Mark Schlereth and Seth Wickersham all picked the Chargers.

As you probably expected, all eight panelists picked the Falcons over the Redskins. It would be nice for someone other than Dan Snyder to go out on a limb and pick the Redskins, but it would also be foolish at this point in the season. I do have a feeling that the Redskins will keep this one close in the first half. OK, here are the Beast predictions:

Eagles 24, Cowboys 21: The game will live up to all the hype and David Akers will nail the game-winner late in the fourth quarter. I like how Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo is playing right now, but he doesn't have a good history against the Eagles. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott doesn't think Romo responds well to contact and that's why you'll see a lot more blitzes than he called against the Giants last Sunday.

Giants 31, Chargers 20: They desperately need a win -- and I think this is a bad spot for the Chargers. The Giants could get a couple of players back on defense, which will make them a lot more versatile. Philip Rivers is going to get hit a lot in this game. I also think Eli Manning will play well against a Chargers defense that doesn't like to blitz a lot. It's imperative that the Giants get off to a fast start in this game. I think that's exactly what will happen for them.

Falcons 27, Redskins 10: The Falcons have lost two straight games for the first time during the Mike Smith era. I don't think the Redskins are poised to make it three in a row. New play-caller Sherman Lewis has had more time to familiarize himself with the personnel, but with tight end Chris Cooley out of the lineup, there aren't many weapons. I think the Falcons will overwhelm the Redskins' inexperienced offensive line.

OK, have a wonderful Sunday. I'll be in Philly for Cowboys-Eagles.

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