Are the Texans finally ready to overtake the Colts in the AFC South this season? Time will tell, but two of our three Playbook analysts (Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann) expect them to get off on the right foot by knocking off Indianapolis in Week 1. Brian Billick is sticking with the Colts.
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NFL Network’s Playbook analysts like the Cowboys to knock off the host Vikings, and the Colts to fend off the Ravens, but there are differing opinions on the other two games.
NFL Network’s Playbook analysts are almost unanimous on their wild card picks. They all expect the Cowboys, Jets and Packers to march on in the postseason. The only place in which not all three agree is in the Patriots-Ravens matchup.
NFL Network’s Playbook analysts are standing united in their predcitions of who will earn the two AFC wild-card spots that remain up for grabs. Brian Baldinger, Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann all expect the Jets and Ravens to win and get the job done.
NFL Network’s Playbook analysts seem to have finally learned how to agree. It only took until the season was in its penultimate week. They concur on 13 of 16 picks, but there is one notable game in which they are not unanimous: The big Christmas night matchup between the Chargers and Titans on NFL Network. Joe Theismann likes Tennessee to stop San Diego’s nine-game winning streak, while Brian Baldinger and Sterling Sharpe are confident the Chargers will extend their streak to 10.
Our three NFL Network Playbook analysts are in agreement for the most part this week, but as usual Brian Baldinger strays from his fellow experts in one key game. He likes the Steelers to snap their five-game losing skid with a win over the Packers. Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann, on the other hand, see Green Bay winning its sixth straight.
In what is seemingly becoming a weekly ritual, NFL Network Playbook analyst Brian Baldinger disagrees with his fellow experts on a few key Week 14 games. He is going with the Cowboys to beat the Chargers, the Bengals to beat the Vikings and the Panthers to upset the Patriots. Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann feel otherwise.
For the second straight week, Brian Baldinger is the only NFL Network Playbook analyst who likes the Colts to remain undefeated this week against the Titans. Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann, expect Tennessee to hand Indianapolis its first loss of the year. One thing all three analysts can agree on, however, is that the Saints will defeat the Redskins, and improve to 12-0.
Once again, it is the fearless Brian Baldinger going out on his own this week. He is the only one of our three NFL Network Playbook analysts who believe the Colts — and not the Saints — will remain the league’s lone unbeaten team following Week 13. Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann, on the other hand, both like New Orleans to go 11-0, while predicting Indianapolis will lose for the first time in Houston.
Take a look at all of the NFL Network Playbook analyst’s Week 10 picks.
As usual when these teams meet, the game everyone is looking forward to this Sunday occurs at Indianapolis where the Colts and Patriots resume their heated rivalry. The Colts may be the lone remaining unbeaten in the AFC, but two of our three NFL Network Playbook analysts (Sterling Sharpe and Joe Theismann) predict the Patriots will hand them their first loss of the year.
The defending champion Steelers have struggled on the road this year at 1-2, with that one victory being a pretty narrow decision against the struggling Lions. The Broncos, meanwhile, have played lights out at home, posting a perfect 3-0 mark at Invesco Field.
Brett Favre returns to Lambeau Field this week for the first time since the 2007 NFC Championship Game, where his final pass as a Packer landed in the hands of cornerback Corey Webster, giving the Giants an improbable victory. Maybe it’s that memory that has all three of our Playbook prognosticators picking the Packers to beat the Vikings on Sunday.
Sure Playbook analyst Brian Baldinger may have made the lamentable choice of picking the Titans to upset the Patriots in Week 6, but he more than made up for it by being the only one to sagely predict the Vikings would upend the Ravens.
Can any of the remaining winless teams pick up their first victory in Week 6? Find out which ones the NFL Network Playbook analysts think will break through this week.