Posts Tagged ‘Playbook picks’

Playbook picks: Patriots will silence chatty Jets

The Jets are doing a lot of talking, but Playbook analysts Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick aren’t buying the hype. All three like the Patriots.

Playbook picks: Forecasting NFC playoff teams

Sterling Sharpe is boldly going where no analyst has gone before. Well, not exactly, but he is going out on a limb and making quite the prediction for Week 17.

Playbook picks: Split on the Falcons-Saints tilt

All good things must come to an end … or so they say. Well, one of our “Playbook” analysts sees the Saints’ one-year reign over the NFC South coming to an end on Monday night.

Playbook picks: Jags to win first AFC South title?

The AFC South title has resided in Indianapolis so often that the Colts might as well create a symbolic championship belt with a horseshoe in the middle of it. Well, there will be another top cat this year, say two of three Playbook analysts.

Playbook picks: Pats just too good for Bears

It’s an annual rite of passage for the NFL’s prognosticators. A surprise team exceeds expectations and forces the experts to rethink their original forecasts.

Playbook picks: Colts or Bolts? Tough call

The November Nine. No, it’s not just the name given to the final table at the World Series of Poker. It also represents a feat two NFL teams are trying to accomplish Sunday night.

Playbook picks: Sorry Favre, Packers to get sweep

U-N-I-T-Y — no, it’s not just an old-school hip-hop classic from Queen Latifah. It’s also representative of how the “Playbook” analysts picked this week.

Playbook picks: Eagles will top McNabb this time

Donovan McNabb might have gotten revenge on the Eagles the first time around, but all three of our Playbook analysts expect Philadelphia to get the better of McNabb in the rematch.

Playbook picks: Bucs not ready to overtake Falcons

Tampa Bay coach Raheem Morris has proudly stated he thinks his team is the best in the NFC. Consider our Playbook analysts unimpressed. Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Baldinger all predict the Falcons will knock off the Buccaneers in a crucial NFC South showdown.

Playbook picks: Could Bills get first win?

During a week in which the “Playbook” analysts are mostly on the same page, Sterling Sharpe went out on his own to make a couple of gutsy picks.

Playbook picks: Cowboys could keep sliding

There is dissension among the Playbook ranks this week. Sterling Sharpe, Brian Billick and Brian Baldinger all feel differently about the three biggest games.

Playbook picks: Patriots can’t handle Ravens

Will the Patriots miss Randy Moss? That question won’t be answered for a few weeks, but our three Playbook analysts expect New England to get off to a rocky start without their former No. 1 receiver.

Playbook picks: Could be good week for winless teams

There are four teams that have yet to enjoy a victory so far this season. Three of those clubs will get off the schneid this weekend, according to Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Baldinger.

Playbook picks: Steelers to go 4-0 without Big Ben

Four of the NFL’s better rivalries take place this weekend, and Playbook analysts Sterling Sharpe, Joe Theismann and Brian Baldinger are largely in agreement with their predictions.

Playbook picks: Bengals-Ravens a tough call

The Bengals entered the season with huge expectations, but were immediately humbled by a blowout loss in New England. Can they rebound against the rival Ravens? Well, only one of our three analysts sees that happening.

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