10 Questions–Football (NFL Week 14)

This is my new series “10 Questions” that I will be doing ideally every week! Dylan joins me this week. There will be a football and a basketball one each week. Hope you enjoy and let me know if you want to see anything else!

 

    1. Which bowl before the new year will be the best game?
      1. Jason– USC vs. Ohio State. Two teams that believed they were worthy to be in the 4th spot in the CFP. Now they get to square off! This could be the final game for Sam Darnold in a Trojan uniform… As for JK Dobbins on the Buckeyes side, this could be a game to have momentum rolling into his sophomore season. I’m rolling with Darnold and the Trojans in a PHENOMENAL game!
      2. Dylan– The Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. This is not a debate. This should be close- it’s a Pick-Em game at some places. Future NFL QB Josh Allen will be slinging it against the Chippewas of Central Michigan on a blue field. What could be better?
    2. Who should be the Heisman Trophy Winner?

 

  • Jason- Baker Mayfield. He has been the only consistent force and the only guy to truly will his team to victory. Dan, a member of the Sportz Sermon, would argue there would not be too much of a drop off with Kyler Murray at the helm, but I can’t get behind it. Lamar Jackson and Bryce Love do not have the wins as Dylan also mentioned, so it has to be Baker.

 

      1. Dylan- Baker Mayfield. Every other playoff team has a top 6 defense. Oklahoma does not. Baker Mayfield carried this team to the playoff behind 4340 yards, 46 total TDs, and only 5 INTs. Saquon Barkley fell off after September and Stanford and Louisville weren’t good enough for Bryce Love or Lamar Jackson to win.
    1. Which January 1st bowl will be the best?

 

  • Jason- Georgia vs. Oklahoma. I had to go with the 2-3 matchup. Jake Fromm and Nick Chubb will have to get going FAST in order to keep up with Baker Mayfield and the high-flying Sooners offense. Georgia’s defense will be the X-Factor though. If they can slow down Baker, Georgia will come out on top. If not, the Bulldogs will be on the field A LOT trying to slow him down.

 

      1. Dylan- Alabama vs. Clemson. It’s definitely between the two playoff games, but these teams match up once again and it should be another thriller.
    1. What team exceeded your expectations?

 

  • Jason- Miami. I was very shocked to see the season they had. I thought Clemson and Florida State would be the two dominant forces. Obviously, we know what FSU did, but Miami did not disappoint. Great season by Coach Richt and the Miami Hurricanes.

 

      1. Dylan- Georgia. They are so balanced and have a great offense and defense. They were so consistent on both sides of the ball all year long and are led by a freshman QB who only had 5 picks on the season! We knew Georgia would be good, but not playoff good.
    1. What team underwhelmed this season?

 

  • Jason- Oklahoma State. Florida State is the obvious pick, but I knew Dylan would roll with them. Oklahoma State had college football playoff aspirations going into the season and now are not even in a New Year’s Six bowl. I can’t comprehend how Mike Gundy got a raise and extension after that disappointment. Don’t get me wrong, Gundy is a fantastic coach, I just do not understand the timing.

 

      1. Dylan- There are plenty of teams to pick from, but I have to go with Florida State. They were projected to go to the playoff preseason but lost Deondre Francois in game 1.  It just went downhill from there, and now Jimbo Fisher is gone. What a slide for the Seminoles.
    1. Who’s the best team in the NFC?

 

  • Jason- The Eagles. The Rams and Vikings are not too far off though. My only concern with the Eagles is that they could crumble in big games. We saw it against the Seahawks and it’s reason to be concerned in the playoffs. But for now, I’m still rolling with Philly.

 

      1. Dylan- It’s still the Eagles. They were just a few big plays away from being right in that Sunday night game against the Seahawks. However, the NFC is very tight (all playoff teams range from 10-2 to 8-4) so the hottest team around playoff team will be the one to make it to the Super Bowl.
    1. What are your thoughts on the Gronk suspension?

 

  • Jason- It does not make sense. The consistency in the NFL with the suspensions is just non-existent. I cannot justify this hit, that is one of the dirtiest plays in the last 5 years, as being better than two guys chasing each other for a chain. It just is not consistent at all. It should have been a 4 game suspension, and then at best appealed down to 2 games. Crabtree and Talib started at 2 and got reduced to 1… They need to give us some kind of benchmark that accurately shows how these suspensions are given.

 

      1. Dylan- It was fair. Gronk deserved it. I believe him when he says he doesn’t stand for these things. Gronk is a good guy overall. But he let his emotions get the best of him. A one-game suspension is a fair punishment.
    1. Has the Steelers-Bengals rivalry gone too far?

 

  • Jason- Not yet. It is getting close. I understand it’s football, but that goes to a certain extent. Antonio Brown’s comments after the game, “Karma”, is not okay and they need to monitor this. Retaliation is already beginning and it needs to be put to an end.

 

      1. Dylan- No, it’s football. Everyone who had an illegal hit was properly punished. Everyone knows the consequences of a dirty hit, if they want to do it it’s their choice.
    1. Are the Chargers legit?

 

  • Jason- No. They are good enough to compete in the sorry AFC West, but not past that. They are clearly the worst of the 4 division winners, if they win it, and would not advance past the Divisional round even if they hit their stride. The offense is playing well, but they have had too many issues over the last year and a half for me to be comfortable.

 

      1. Dylan- Yes they are. They finally figured out how to win close games and dominated their last 3. Their defense has only given up over 21 points once over the last 7 weeks and Phillip Rivers is catching fire. The Chargers will win the AFC West.
    1. Can the Jags offense take them far enough with the amazing defense?

 

  • Jason- The Jaguars are good enough to go to the AFC championship… just not this year. They are too young. They have the 2nd most talent in the AFC. The inexperience will catch up to them in the playoffs, but this could be the beginning of a dynasty. I don’t want to hear the hate on Bortles. He is definitely not a top 10 QB, but he has proved this season he is a good enough QB to get them there. This is just one year early for a Jaguars run in the playoffs. Divisional round at best.

 

    1. Dylan- The Jags are definitely a playoff team and might even win a game in the playoffs with how bad the bottom 4 seeds in the AFC might be. To say they are real contenders to come out of the AFC is a joke though. They have losses to the Jets and Cardinals and are 1-2 vs. 8-4 or better teams. Not to mention, Blake Bortles has seen snowfall one time in his life. Imagine him traveling to Pittsburgh or New England for a playoff game.
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NFL Week 13

Sunday, December 3rd

Colts @ Jaguars

Jason- Jaguars 17-14

Dan- Jaguars 31-10

Dylan- Jaguars 27-14

Zach- Jaguars 38-17

Vikings @ Falcons

Jason- Vikings 28-27

Dan- Vikings 28-17

Dylan- Falcons 27-20

Zach- Falcons 31-27

Patriots @ Bills

Jason- Patriots 31-10

Dan- Patriots 24-21

Dylan- Patriots 34-24

Zach- Patriots 35-21

49ers @ Bears

Jason- 49ers 20-17

Dan- Bears 20-10

Dylan- Bears 17-14

Zach- 49ers 21-17

Bucs @ Packers

Jason- Bucs 27-14

Dan- Packers 27-24

Dylan- Bucs 31-27

Zach- Packers 24-14

Texans @ Titans

Jason- Texans 34-20

Dan- Titans 31-20

Dylan- Titans 41-30

Zach- Titans 34-17

Broncos @ Dolphins

Jason- Broncos 13-3

Dan- Broncos 21-17

Dylan- Dolphins 24-14

Zach- Broncos 28-27

Chiefs @ Jets

Jason- Chiefs 30-24

Dan- Jets 24-21

Dylan- Chiefs 20-17

Zach- Chiefs 30-27

Lions @ Ravens

Jason- Ravens 21-10

Dan- Lions 34-14

Dylan- Lions 31-23

Zach- Lions 33-27

Browns @ Chargers

Jason- Chargers  20-13

Dan- Chargers 35-20

Dylan- Chargers 27-13

Zach- Chargers 31-10

Panthers @ Saints

Jason- Panthers 31-28

Dan- Panthers 28-20

Dylan- Saints 30-21

Zach- Saints 35-31

Rams @ Cardinals

Jason- Rams 30-24

Dan- Rams 27-24

Dylan- Rams 31-17

Zach- Rams 30-23

Giants @ Raiders

Jason- Raiders 31-27

Dan- Raiders 31-7

Dylan- Raiders 24-14

Zach- Raiders 24-0

Eagles @ Seahawks

Jason- Eagles 37-17

Dan- Eagles 31-28

Dylan- Eagles 34-14

Zach- Eagles 38-35

Monday, December 4th

Steelers @ Bengals

Jason- Bengals 20-13

Dan- Steelers 34-13

Dylan- Bengals 24-20

Zach- Steelers 38-20

Player of the Week

    Jason- Carson Wentz

Dan- Antonio Brown

Dylan- Marcus Mariota

Zach- Le’Veon Bell

Fantasy Stud:

    Jason- Brandin Cooks

Dan- Keenan Allen

Dylan- Leonard Fournette

Zach- Alvin Kamara

Fantasy Dud:

    Jason- Alex Collins

Dan- Devonta Freeman

Dylan- Josh McCown

Zach- Adrian Peterson

College Football Championship Weekend

Friday December 1st

  • #12 Stanford vs #10 USC
    • Jason- Stanford 31-27
    • Dan- USC 31-24
    • Zach- USC 31-27

Saturday December 2nd

  • #20 Memphis @ #14 UCF
    • Jason- Memphis 38-31
    • Dan- UCF 38-20
    • Zach- UCF 34-31
  • #11 TCU vs #3 Oklahoma
    • Jason- Oklahoma 42-31
    • Dan- Oklahoma 38-35
    • Zach- Oklahoma 42-27
  • #6 Georgia vs #2 Auburn
    • Jason- Georgia 20-13
    • Dan- Georgia 28-27
    • Zach- Auburn 31-24
  • #25 Fresno State @ Boise State
    • Jason- Fresno State 31-17
    • Dan- Boise State 28-17
    • Zach- Boise State 28-24
  • #7 Miami vs #1 Clemson
    • Jason- Clemson 38-20
    • Dan- Clemson 31-27
    • Zach- Clemson 38-30
  • #8 Ohio State vs #4 Wisconsin
    • Jason- Ohio State 42-27
    • Dan- Ohio State 27-20
    • Zach- Ohio State 34-31

 

Player of the Week

Jason- Kelly Bryant

Dan- Kelly Bryant

Zach- Baker Mayfield

NFL Takeaways Week 12

Biggest Takeaway in the AFC East

Jason- The Bills don’t need to win but they got a HUGE win against the Chiefs.

Dan- Not many teams go from getting blown out by a team with a losing record to beating a pretty solid team. Start Tyrod!

Zach- Tom Brady is in a league of his own right now.

Biggest Takeaway in the AFC North

Jason- The Ravens got a crucial to BARELY stay in the playoff race.

Dan- Antonio Brown is one of the best receivers the league has ever seen.

Zach- FINALLY Joe Mixon has his coming out party. I’ve been waiting on this for the entire season.

Biggest Takeaway in the AFC South

Jason- The Jags gave away a game they NEEDED to win… now they have to beat the Titans down the road to get even.

Dan- The Titans and Jags will fight for the division until the last week

Zach- Once again, the best case scenario for the Colts. They competed and lost in a close game. One more step to a higher draft pick.

Biggest Takeaway in the AFC West

Jason- The Chiefs are known for starting slow and then rattling off a ton of wins… now they flipped it. Started off FAST but are not slowing down…

Dan- The Chargers have an easy end of the year schedule. They are making the playoffs.

Zach- Another classic Chiefs season. Start out super hot, then cool down to become an average team.

Biggest Takeaway in the NFC East

Jason- The Redskins might be the most average team in the NFL.

Dan- The Giants benching Manning is very disrespectful.

Zach- The loss of Sean Lee was huge, but it does not excuse the poor play from Dak Prescott. Losing one player should not destroy a season.

Biggest Takeaway in the NFC North

Jason- The Vikings should win this division by 2-3 games.

Dan- Minnesota is one of the few consistent teams this year.

Zach- The Vikings have established themselves as a serious championships contender.

Biggest Takeaway in the NFC South

Jason- The Bucs have continued to disappoint me week in and week out.

Dan- Alvin Kamara’s breakout game wasn’t enough for New Orleans this week.

Zach- The Saints finally lost a game. They are still one of the NFL’s most dangerous teams.

Biggest Takeaway in the NFC West

Jason- The Rams just prove me wrong every week and now it is almost must-watch TV.

Dan- Another great game for Goff… another win for the Rams.

Zach- The Rams picked up a huge win over the Saints. They surprised me with how great they played. Cooper Kupp is needed for Rams to continue to be great.

Player of the Week

Jason- Julio Jones

Dan- Antonio Brown

Zach- Julio Jones

Surprise Player of the Week

Jason- Sammy Watkins

Dan- Alvin Kamara

Zach- Joe Mixon

Bold Prediction

Jason- I said this in the preseason. The NFC South get 3 teams in the playoffs.

Dan- The Vikings win the NFC.

Zach- The NFC South gets three teams in the playoffs.

College Football Week 13 Takeaways

Biggest Takeaway in the SEC

Jason- Alabama does not deserve to be in… but I won’t be surprised if they are

Dan- The committee has a lot of work to do figuring out where Alabama should be. I think the whole country would say that they are a better team than Wisconsin in terms of the eye test, but who is more worthy of making it?

Zach- Auburn is the hottest team in the nation right now. Based on the eye test, they should be ranked #1. However, they will end up probably being #3. Alabama should not be in the top 5.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Pac-12

Jason- I thought the firing of Todd Graham would come midseason… it’s about time.

Dan- Khalil Tate will forever be known as the one month wonder. He was no doubt the best player in football in October but hasn’t been able to get back to that elite status.

Zach- I do not agree with Arizona State firing their Head Coach. Washington State is not a very good football team whatsoever. USC has a slim chance of making the CFP, but virtually none at all.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the ACC + ND

Jason- Wimbush is not and will never be good enough to carry Notre Dame far.

Dan- Brian Kelly will never be able to get Notre Dame to the playoff. He will never win a big game on the road.

Zach- I don’t think Miami is a very good team. They are getting tons of credit for beating ND, but ND is such a one-dimensional team. Notre Dame needs to move on from Wimbush. He lacks an arm and confidence.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 12

Jason- TCU is very undermatched against Oklahoma… but I’m not counting out Gary Patterson

Dan- Kyler Murray is the best backup in college football.

Zach- Oklahoma will beat TCU…and it won’t even be close.

 

Biggest Takeaway in the Big 10

Jason- Wisconsin wins out… they are in. Enough said.

Dan- Wisconsin needs to hope the committee likes them this week.

Zach- The great play from Haskins proves that JT Barrett is not the great QB that people think he is.

 

Bold Prediction for the Season

Dan: Wisconsin doesn’t make the playoff.

Jason: Clemson wins out by a margin of 10+

Zach: Clemson blows out Miami by over 20.

 

Player of the Week

Dan: Myles Gaskin

Jason: Gus Malzahn (Coach of the Week)

Zach: Kerryon Johnson

 

Surprise Player of the Week

Dan: Markell Jones

Jason: Kyler Murray

Zach: Dwayne Haskins

 

Heisman Prediction

Dan: Baker Mayfield

Jason: Baker Mayfield

Zach: Baker Mayfield

College Football Playoff Rankings (This Week)

Dan:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Alabama
  5. Wisconsin
  6. Georgia

 

Jason:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Alabama
  6. Miami

 

Zach:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Wisconsin
  5. Alabama
  6. Georgia

 

College Football Playoff Prediction (End of Season)

Dan:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Alabama

First Two Out: Ohio State and Penn State

Champion: Alabama

 

Jason:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Georgia
  4. Ohio State

First Two Out: Alabama and Miami

Champion: Clemson

 

Zach:

  1. Clemson
  2. Oklahoma
  3. Auburn
  4. Wisconsin

First Two Out: Alabama and Miami

Champion: Oklahoma

NFL Week 12

Thursday, November 23rd

Vikings @ Lions

Jason- Vikings 31-23

Dan- Vikings 28-20

Zach- Vikings 27-24

Chargers @ Cowboys

Jason- Chargers 23-16

Dan- Chargers 31-21

Zach- Cowboys 30-24

Giants @ Redskins

Jason- Redskins 27-16

Dan- Redskins 34-17

Zach- Giants 34-31

Sunday, November 26th

Buccaneers @ Falcons

Jason- Falcons 27-10

Dan- Falcons 31-10

Zach- Falcons 35-17

Browns @ Bengals

Jason- Bengals 29-21

Dan- Bengals 28-24

Zach- Bengals 33-14

Titans @ Colts

Jason- Titans 33-17

Dan- Titans 27-13

Zach- Titans 31-24

Bills @ Chiefs

Jason- Chiefs 31-27

Dan- Chiefs 31-20

Zach- Chiefs 28-27

Dolphins @ Patriots

Jason- Patriots 37-23

Dan- Patriots 35-20

Zach- Patriots 38-21

Panthers @ Jets

Jason- Panthers 24-15

Dan- Panthers 34-28

Zach- Panthers 31-27

Bears @ Eagles

Jason- Eagles 35-18

Dan- Eagles 31-10

Zach- Eagles 38-13

Seahawks @ 49ers

Jason- 49ers 17-9

Dan- Seahawks 35-10

Zach- Seahawks 34-14

Saints @ Rams

Jason- Rams 31-19

Dan- Saints 28-17

Zach- Saints 35-31

Broncos @ Raiders

Jason- Raiders 21-14

Dan- Broncos 21-13

Zach- Raiders 30-27

Jaguars @ Cardinals

Jason- Jaguars 24-17

Dan- Cardinals 24-20

Zach- Jaguars 31-17

Packers @ Steelers

Jason- Steelers 35-24

Dan- Steelers 31-24

Zach- Steelers 35-20

Monday, November 27th

Texans @ Ravens

Jason- Texans 31-17

Dan- Texans 28-17

Zach- Ravens 31-21

Player of the Week

    Jason- Leonard Fournette

Dan- Antonio Brown

Zach- Todd Gurley

Fantasy Stud:

    Jason- Vernon Davis

Dan- Chris Thompson

Zach- Alvin Kamara

Fantasy Dud:

    Jason- CJ Anderson

Dan- Marvin Jones

Zach- Isaiah Crowell

College Football Predictions Week 13

Thursday November 23rd

  • Ole Miss @ #14 Mississippi State
    • Jason- Mississippi State 27-13
    • Dan- Mississippi State 28-13
    • Zach- Mississippi State 30-17

Friday November 24th

  • Baylor @ #12 TCU
    • Jason- TCU 37-13
    • Dan- TCU 41-17
    • Zach- TCU 38-18
  • #2 Miami @ Pitt
    • Jason- Miami 34-27
    • Dan- Miami 34-20
    • Zach- Miami 34-17
  • USF @ #15 UCF
    • Jason- UCF 35-27
    • Dan- UCF 38-35
    • Zach- UCF 34-31
  • #25 Virginia Tech @ Virginia
    • Jason- Virginia Tech 27-20
    • Dan- Virginia 27-21
    • Zach- Virginia 24-20

Saturday November 25th

  • #7 Georgia @ Georgia Tech
    • Jason- Georgia 21-10
    • Dan- Georgia Tech 21-20
    • Zach- Georgia 27-24
  • Florida State @ Florida
    • Jason- Florida 33-17
    • Dan- Florida State 20-17
    • Zach- Florida State 38-14
  • Louisville @ Kentucky
    • Jason- Louisville 35-21
    • Dan- Louisville 28-21
    • Zach- Louisville 35-20
  • Indiana @ Purdue
    • Jason- Purdue 31-17
    • Dan- Purdue 24-17
    • Zach- Indiana 31-28
  • Kansas @ #19 Oklahoma State
    • Jason- Oklahoma State 63-13
    • Dan- Oklahoma State 42-0
    • Zach- Oklahoma State 49-7
  • #9 Ohio State @ Michigan
    • Jason- Ohio State 42-17
    • Dan- Ohio State 35-10
    • Zach- Ohio State 38-10
  • East Carolina @ #20 Memphis
    • Jason- Memphis 24-7
    • Dan- Memphis 31-24
    • Zach- Memphis 35-7
  • #1 Alabama @ #6 Auburn
    • Jason- Alabama 34-28
    • Dan- Alabama 31-28
    • Zach- Alabama 34-31
  • Iowa State @ Kansas State
    • Jason- Iowa State 31-28
    • Dan- Kansas State 31-20
    • Zach- Iowa State 28-27
  • #10 Penn State @ Maryland
    • Jason- Penn State 35-10
    • Dan- Penn State 38-10
    • Zach- Penn State 35-9
  • #5 Wisconsin @ Minnesota
    • Jason- Wisconsin 38-24
    • Dan- Wisconsin 28-24
    • Zach- Wisconsin 38-17
  • #23 Boise State @ Fresno State
    • Jason- Boise State 34-30
    • Dan- Boise State 34-27
    • Zach- Boise State 30-27
  • West Virginia @ #4 Oklahoma
    • Jason- Oklahoma 38-27
    • Dan- Oklahoma 35-21
    • Zach- Oklahoma 45-31
  • #22 Northwestern @ Illinois
    • Jason- Northwestern 34-10
    • Dan- Northwestern 27-10
    • Zach- Northwestern 34-13
  • #16 Michigan State @ Rutgers
    • Jason- Michigan State 37-31
    • Dan- Michigan State 34-0
    • Zach- Michigan State 27-14
  • Arizona @ Arizona State
    • Jason- Arizona 38-27
    • Dan- Arizona State 31-27
    • Zach- Arizona 38-35
  • Texas A&M @ #18 LSU
    • Jason- LSU 28-10
    • Dan- LSU 35-7
    • Zach- LSU 28-17
  • #3 Clemson @ #24 South Carolina
    • Jason- Clemson 31-10
    • Dan- Clemson 28-24
    • Zach- Clemson 31-27
  • #8 Notre Dame @ #21 Stanford
    • Jason- Stanford 23-16
    • Dan- Stanford 35-31
    • Zach- Notre Dame 38-35
  • #13 Washington State @ #17 Washington
    • Jason- Washington 34-24
    • Dan- Washington 31-24
    • Zach- Washington State 34-31

Upset of the Week

Jason- Stanford over ND

Dan- Georgia Tech over Georgia

Zach- Washington State over Washington

Player of the Week

Jason- Bryce Love

Dan- Myles Gaskin

Zach- Baker Mayfield