NFL Predictions For Rugby Fans

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Is Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the league?
Is Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the league?

After another impressive weekend of picks, my record on the season has improved to 4-2! Winning two thirds of your games is a record that any coach, player, or fan would sign up for. One to the next one right? Here’s this week’s picks!

Green Bay Packers (1-1) at Cincinnati Bengals (1-1): This is an extremely enticing match-up! This game feature one team that has been at the top of their division for years with the Packers and another team looking to take over their division with the Bengals.

I like the Packers in this match-up for one reason, Aaron Rodgers. Rodgers is one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL and even against an impressive defense like Cincinnati, I expect Rodgers and Green Bay to succeed. These are the types games that will make or break Bengals’ QB Andy Dalton’s career. If Dalton wants to take that next step, this would be a great start. Packers: 28-24

It'll be a bit different watching Ed Reed in a Houston uniform Sunday.
It’ll be a bit different watching Ed Reed in a Houston uniform Sunday.

Houston Texans (2-0) at Baltimore Ravens (1-1): This is a homecoming for Texans’ safety Ed Reed. Reed along with retired linebacker Ray Lewis lead the Ravens defense for over a decade before leaving Baltimore in free agency. In his first game back Reed will be looking to make a statement in Houston’s secondary.

I leaning towards the Texans in this one. They have the slight edge in defense, but the much larger edge in offense which will become apparent in this game. Like Dalton, the Texans need to take that next step in becoming a serious Super Bowl contender. A win against the defending champs will do that for ya. Texans: 31-20

Indianapolis Colts (1-1) at San Francisco 49ers (1-1): Both teams are looking to bounce back from disappointing defeats last week.

Is anyone else still scratching their heads at the fact that San Fran didn’t score a touchdown last weekend? I get that they were playing in Seattle against that defense, but they torched Green Bay last week. I’m looking for a big win for the 49ers. I expect Colts’ QB Andrew Luck to struggle against the stingy San Fran defense. 49ers: 24-17

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DJ Eberle is easily the largest of the RWU Team; Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native played OT for Western New England University until he graduated in 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he's moonlights on His Dad played prop with Johnathan Wicklow Barberie and Matt McCarthy - who also in a moonlighter. DJ's cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. There is hope, though, that his genetic inclination for Rugby, will cure him of that! Follow him on Twitter: @DJEberle66