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Episode 69: NFL 2014 Predictions

Peter and Joel give their NFL predictions for the 2014 season. Also, NCAAF Week 2 picks, NFL Week 1 predictions against the spread, and Tony Stewart’s return to NASCAR.

QUICK HITS

– Tony Stewart returns to NASCAR after tragic accident
– MLB Standings
– Seahawks rout Packers 36-16 in first NFL game of the year

NFL PREDICTIONS

NFC Playoffs
Peter: NO, SEA, PHI, DET, GB, STL
Joel: SEA, NO, GB, PHI, SF, CHI
AFC Playoffs
Peter: DEN, CIN, NE, IND, KC, HOU
Joel: DEN, NE, CIN, IND, PIT, HOU

Coach of the Year
Peter: BILL O’BRIEN (Houston)
Joel: CHIP KELLY (Philadelphia)
Offensive Rookie of the Year
Peter: JOHNNY MANZIEL (Cleveland)
Joel: BLAKE BORTLES (Jacksonville)
MVP
Peter: DREW BREES (New Orleans)
Joel: AARON RODGERS (Green Bay)
Super Bowl
Peter: NEW ORLEANS vs Cincinnati
Joel: DENVER vs Seattle
Super Bowl MVP
Peter: DREW BREES (New Orleans)
Joel: PEYTON MANNING (Denver)

Deadspin’s “Why Your Team Sucks 2014″ series

PICK 6

Peter versus Joel
NCAAF WEEK 2
Oklahoma at Tulsa (+24.5) (SAT, 12 PM ET)
– USC at Stanford (-2.5) (SAT, 3:30 PM ET)
– Ole Miss at Vanderbilt (+20.5) (SAT, 4:30 PM ET)
Michigan State at Oregon (-11.5) (SAT, 6:30 PM ET)
Michigan at Notre Dame (-3.5) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
– Virginia Tech at Ohio State (-11) (SAT, 8 PM ET)
– Extra Point: BYU at Texas (+1.5) (SAT, 7:30 PM ET)
— Peter: EXTRA POINT
— Joel: EXTRA POINT

NFL WEEK 1
New Orleans at Atlanta (+3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
Cleveland at Pittsburgh (-7) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
– Washington at Houston (-3) (SUN, 1 PM ET)
San Francisco at Dallas (+4.5) (SUN, 4:25 PM ET)
– Indianapolis at Denver (-7.5) (SUN, 8 :30 PM ET)
– New York Giants at Detroit (-5.5) (MON, 7:10 PM ET)