Front 4: NFL Wildcard Round

As the regular season came to a close, the members of the Front 4 team decided to make things interesting in the final week to give us a nail-biter heading into the playoffs. With just four weeks of predictions remaining, Ryan holds a one-point lead over Kyle, Daisy and Carlos who are all tied for second place.

With four games on the schedule this weekend, the Front 4 team will take a look at each match up and debate who will move one step closer to a trip to the Super Bowl. Let us know if you agree with their predictions for the NFL Wildcard Round.


Kyle: Texans

If Derek Carr were playing this game would be one of the easier ones to predict, however, with rookie Connor Cook making his first career start that also happens to be a playoff game on the road, it’s a little tougher. The Raiders are still the better team, but Houston did win their division(miraculously) and I think this game could come down head-coaching decisions.

Raiders head coach Jack Del Rio is entering the playoffs for just the 3rd time in his 11 seasons as a head coach and only has one win which came back in 2007 with the Jaguars. The Raiders have been known to take chances under Del Rio and I think that backfires this week under Cook as the Raiders’ once promising season comes to a crushing halt thanks to a late stop by the Texans as Brock Osweiler walks away with his first playoff victory putting him ahead of Andy Dalton. 

Daisy: Raiders

Let’s go Raiders! Despite losing their MVP-caliber quarterback and then losing their 2nd string quarterback, the Raiders are a solid squad. I think the Texans defense will definitely be a challenge for Connor Cook, but I believe the Raiders will score enough points to get the job done.

Carlos: Texans

Regardless of the result of this game, the Raiders should be proud of their season. Going from 7 to 12 wins and making the playoffs for the first time since 2002 is a huge accomplishment. If Carr was healthy, the Raiders  could have been a serious threat to reach the Super Bowl. Teams have only been able to score 20 points per game against the Texans and without a QB like Carr, points will be tough to come by for the Raiders. The Texans aren’t the best team, but they were able to win enough games to get to the playoffs so don’t take them for granted.

Ryan: Texans

This is easily the toughest game to pick this weekend. How do you pick between a QB who was cheered by the crowd he’ll be playing in front of when he was benched or a QB who has never played in an NFL game and will be starting on the road? Both teams have strong defenses but my god how do you choose between these offenses? If Carr starts this game, you could put down a game-winning drive for the Raiders in stone. Osweiler will have a bad game, but Cook might have a worse one. Poor guy.


Kyle: Steelers

Big Ben is 11-6 in the playoffs while Matt Moore has never thrown a pass in the postseason. Jay Ajayi and Jarvis Landry have never touched the ball in the postseason and Adam Gase is in his first year of coaching with Miami. I’ll take the experience from Big Ben, Bell, AB, and Mike Tomlin at home in this one.

Daisy: Steelers

The Steelers are a more complete team. In order for the Dolphins to win, they’ll need to stop Pittsburgh’s explosive offense and hope for another stellar game from Jay Ajayi. I don’t see all of that happening. 

ben_roethlisberger_2016Carlos: Steelers

Miami has one of the worst defenses against the pass so I expect the experienced Big Ben to capitalize. The Dolphins are in the same boat as the Raiders in that they should be proud of making the playoffs, but losing their starting QB late in the season is going to make it tough for them to go much further.

The Steelers have the experience and they look like a team that is able to make a deep run. Big Ben, Le’Veon Bell, and Antonio Brown make this team scary and they should not be taken lightly.

Ryan: Steelers

Okay, this might be the toughest game to pick. The Steelers defense is bad and Matt Moore is probably better than Ryan Fitzpatrick so just because he’s a backup doesn’t mean he’s automatically trash (though being better than Fitz isn’t a huge compliment). Jay Ajayi has already rushed for 204 yards against this team earlier in the year. Also, may I remind you that Big Ben lost a playoff game to Tim Tebow. But while I would bet on the Dolphins covering the 10-point spread, despite all the evidence, I just can’t bring myself to take them straight up.


Kyle: Packers

This one is sure to come down to a late possession. It could mean the Giants defense will have to stop Aaron Rodgers one last time late in the 4th quarter, but we’ve seen time and time again that Rodgers doesn’t need much time on the clock to make something happen. There’s plenty of questions heading into the playoffs, but two things everyone can agree with is the Giants can play defense and Rodgers can play quarterback; both at a very high level. I look forward to seeing if the Giants’ stellar defense can stop this hot Packers offense. By a hair, I’ll take the Packers to win thanks to a late kick from the foot of Mason Crosby. 

Daisy: Packers

Despite the Giants’ defense being great lately, Aaron Rodgers has been better. It will be an exciting game and the one I’m most looking forward to.

2012_packers_vs_giants_-_eli_manningCarlos: Giants

I’m using past playoff runs for this one. In both of their recent Super Bowl runs, the Giants beat the Packers. The Giants offense has not been great, but they have one of the best playoff quarterbacks in  Eli Manning. They also have this OBJ guy that surely wants to prove he’s the best weapon in the NFL. The Giants defense looks to be Super Bowl worthy and what better test than the red hot Aaron Rodgers. Ultimately, I think we get an ELIte performance from Manning and the Giants’ defense. 

Ryan: Giants

Okay, all these games are hard to pick. Wow, get ready for some good football this weekend. In this match up, we have the New York “does it feel like 2007 in here or is it just me?” Giants against the Green Bay “Aaron Rodgers at home” Packers. The Pack are on a six-game roll, but haven’t faced a team like the Giants in that span. This game will be as cold as your ex’s heart and I’ll always lean defense in those games. But what do I know.


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Kyle: Seahawks

Both of these clubs limped into the playoffs, but this still could turn into one of the more exciting games of the weekend because of the two stand-out QB’s. That being said, I think the Seahawks will win because the Lions have not proved they can beat a playoff team this season. They’re 0-5 against this year’s playoff  squads(Packers x2, Texans, Cowboys, Giants). That doesn’t give me much confidence they’ll be able to pull of any kind of upset.

Daisy: Seahawks

I am not feeling an upset in this game. The last time the Seahawks lost a Wild Card game at home was in 2004 against the Rams. Seahawks should get the win. 

Carlos: Seahawks

The Seahawks will win this game behind a great game from Russell Wilson. The Seahawks have dealt with plenty of injuries this season, but their defense is still one of the scarier groups in the league.  The Lions are evenly matched with the Seahawks so the deciding factors could be that the game is being played in Seattle and the Seahawks have plenty of playoff experience. 

Ryan: Seahawks

Matthew Stafford has not been the same since injuring his finger and now he has to take on the Seahawks in Seattle. The Seahawks have a lot of issues themselves, but not enough to make up for the Lions’ struggles.

Which AFC QB Not Named Big Ben Will Throw for the Most Yards?

Kyle: Brock

Brock Osweiler has to know what he’ll be facing if he loses at home against a rookie quarterback, right? He can almost wipe away his awful first season with a solid performance to carry his team into the second round. He obviously hasn’t lived up to his huge contract, but he gets a chance to get a playoff win under his belt and give the organization and the fans some hope.

The Raiders defense isn’t good and was overlooked because Carr and co were pulling out comeback wins and helping people look past their flaws. Without Carr, the Texans should be able to put some points on the board and grab a comfortable lead. C’mon BrockStar.

Daisy: Matt Moore

This one is tough because many of these teams aren’t going with their number 1 QB. I am going to say Matt Moore will throw for the most yards, but unfortunately for Miami fans, that’s all he’ll be winning. 

Carlos: Brock

Brock Osweiler is going against a defense that is ranked 24th in the NFL against the pass. He hasn’t had a great season, but he should be able to get some yards. Conner Cook is facing a great defense against the pass that is ranked 2nd in the NFL. Matt Moore gets the average Steelers’ defense that has been much better of late so I’ll take Brock. 

Ryan: Matt Moore

Matt Moore is a semi-competent NFL quarterback. The other two are not. Also, the Steelers have a bad defense and could be in for a shootout.

Will Jay Ajayi or Le’Veon Bell Rush for More Yards?

Kyle: Ajayi

If the Dolphins are going to have any chance against Pittsburgh, they’re going to need a huge game from Jay Ajayi. Not just a 100-yard game, but probably a performance like the ones he put up against the Bills. He’ll be the focal point of the offense with Tannehill out so I’ll take Ajayi in this one.

leveon_bell_26_practicing_2013Daisy: Bell

Bell is arguably the best back in the league. I’ll trust him when it matters most.

Carlos: Bell

Jay Ajayi and Le’veon Bell both had around 1200 yards this season so this could go either way, but I think Bell will rush for more yards because Miami has one of the worst defenses against the run in the league. They allowed about 140 rushing yards per game which is ranked 30th in the league so I expect a big game from Bell.

Ryan: Ajayi

I’m all in on the Dolphins this week I guess (aside from, you know, picking them to win). Ajayi ripped off over 200 yards against the Steelers earlier this year and the Dolphins will do everything they can to help him replicate that again.

Which NFC Game Will Be Decided By Fewer Points?

Kyle: Giants/Packers

The Giants/Packers game is the best match-up of the weekend and it should be the closest game as well.

Daisy: Giants/Packers

The Packers’ offense and the Giants’ defense make this such an intriguing battle that should result in a close game.

Carlos: Giants/Packers

The Giants have a great defense as they’ve only allowed  17 points per game which is ranked 2nd in the league. Even though their offense has not been elite, it does match up well against an iffy Packers secondary. It will be interesting to see what gives in this one, but all of this should lead to an exciting chess match between both teams.

Ryan: Giants/Packers

This game will be a 17-16 thriller or something along those lines. I don’t expect the Lions to keep up with the Seahawks in Seattle and it will be the exact opposite in Green Bay.

Which NFC QB Will Throw for the Most Yards?

Kyle: Eli

I’m going with Eli because this man shows up in the playoffs. Another reason is only the Saints were worse than the Packers defense when it came to passing yards per game. If the Giants want to win, Eli will have to take advantage of the Packers’ flaws.

Daisy: Aaron Rodgers

Aaron Rodgers has been on a role these past few weeks and the experienced Green Bay quarterback will continue to do that this Sunday.

Carlos: Wilson

Russell Wilson was ranked 10th in yards thrown this year with about 4200 yards. He isn’t lights out with his arm, but he can get it done. The obvious choice is Aaron Rodgers, but he is facing a pretty good defense in the Giants as is Matthew Stafford who is facing the tough defense in the Seahawks. Eli Manning has thrown for the least amount of yards this season out of the bunch so I’m going with Wilson.

Ryan: Wilson

With Eli and Rodgers stuck in the snow, expect Wilson to outduel a hobbled Stafford to take the passing crown this week.

Who Will Have the Most Receiving Yards? Odell, Jordy or AB

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Kyle: Odell

I’m taking Odell for the same reasons I took Eli. These two will connect early and often and I expect OBJ to catch and run all over Green Bay.

Daisy: Odell

Odell will definitely be targeted a ton throughout this game and I expect him to rack up plenty of yards in the process.

Carlos: Antonio Brown

Brown will be able to put up good numbers in the game because his quarterback is Big Ben who averaged 273 yards per game. Odell will be close as well because Green Bay’s secondary isn’t great, but I see Brown pulling it out. 

Ryan: OBJ

Never bet against Odell.

Will Russell Wilson or Matthew Stafford Have More Total Yards?

Kyle: Stafford

Russel Wilson is one of the most dynamic players in the NFL, but he hasn’t been able to showcase that much this season because of his offensive line and the injuries he’s endured. The Seahawks line has been terrible and maybe its because their front office hasn’t put much effort into the position. Of their available cap, the team only spends 4.18% of its money on their line which is dead last in the league. The Giants are second to last, but spend double what Seattle does. Even though he’s going against Seattle’s defense, Stafford should have more time to make things happen. 

Daisy: Wilson

Normally, I would go with Matt Stafford on this, but since the Seahawks are playing at home – I have to give the advantage to Russell Wilson here.

Carlos: Wilson

The Lions defense was ranked 18th in yards per game with about 354. Stafford did throw for about 4300 yards and 24 touchdowns, but even though the Seahawks defense is hurt they can still hold Detroit’s offense which was ranked 21st in total yards. This will come down to Wilson’s experience and the home crowd that will be in his favor.

Ryan: Wilson

Doubling down on Wilson as you can’t go wrong with Russ at home against a defense that has been struggling. And again, Stafford has a finger injury that clearly has had an effect on his game.

Tiebreaker: Which Receiver Will Have the Most Receptions?

Kyle: Jarvis Landry

Daisy: Jordy Nelson

Carlos: Antonio Brown

Ryan: Doug Baldwin

Do you agree with the Front 4 team’s predictions? Let us know in the comments and be sure to follow all the action all weekend!


Front 4: NFL Week 14

Week 13:                                                                                        Overall:

Ryan: 3                                                                                         Ryan: 33 Points

Kyle: 2                                                                                          Carlos: 32 Points

Daisy: 2                                                                                        Kyle: 29 Points

Carlos: 2                                                                                       Daisy: 28 Points

Week 13 was a rough one for the Front 4 team with only 9 correct predictions out of 40. As they look to improve on their selections this week, they’ll take a look at the Seahawks/Packers, the Browns’ chances of winning and much more!


Ryan: Buccaneers

Drew Brees can try and do it all by himself but he has absolutely no help and it’ll come back to bite the Saints this week just like it has on most other weeks. Jameis Winston has been playing good and so has the Bucs D so I think they’ll be able to make that one stop that will win them this shootout.

Jameis WinstonDaisy: Buccaneers

The Buccaneers are on a 4-game winning streak and I think they’re extending it to 5. Jameis Winston has 761 passing yards and 8 touchdowns in his past 3 games versus the AFC South. 

Kyle: Buccaneers

The Saints offense has been mostly great during the season, but in their last 7 games they’ve only eclipsed 25 points twice (which was against the 49ers and Rams). The Bucs are starting to look legit and could really make some noise with a win against the Saints. 

Carlos: Saints

The Bucs have won 4 straight and are looking to take over first place in the NFC South, but they will lose to the Saints. Even though the Saints’ record doesn’t reflect it, they aren’t a horrible team. They can get wins and it’s because of their offense. The Saints out-perform the Bucs in total yards per game and points per game. Tampa Bay’s defense is better than New Orleans, but the Saints have one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Drew Brees and his 30 touchdowns will bring the Saints a win.


Which Game is Closer in Margin?

Cowboys@Giants or Ravens@Patriots

Ryan: Ravens@Patriots

I’ll take the Monday Night Football match up only because the Ravens are involved in close games every week. Gronk is gone so the Pats offense is less threatening. Meanwhile, the Cowboys have been getting better every week since losing to the Giants like some boxer who’s been going through a training montage getting ready for his rematch. They’re gonna be ready and I can’t imagine they like that the Giants have spoiled their otherwise perfect season.

Daisy: Cowboys@Giants

Games between NFC East teams have a knack for coming down to the wire and I don’t think this game at MetLife Stadium will be any different.

Kyle: Cowboys@Giants

Since 2012, all  nine Cowboys/Giants games have been decided by ten points or less with four of those games coming by three points or less. This will come down to the final possessions like it always seemingly does. 

Carlos: Ravens@Patriots

The Cowboys have been on a whole different level winning 11 straight and running away with the NFC behind stellar play from the O-line which helps produce a great running game by Zeke and a great passing game by Dak. As much as a Giant win would make for an interesting final stretch, Dallas is too good. Both the Ravens and Patriots have been solid on defense which should make this a close matchup. 

Which Team(s) Will Have 7 Wins in the AFC South?

Titans(6-6) vs. DEN, Colts(6-6) vs. Texans(6-6)

Ryan: Titans & Colts

The Colts are coming back home after obliterating the Jets and the Titans are coming off a bye to face the Broncos, a team with QB issues and a second straight road game. Luck and Mariota will lead their teams to victory and a share of the lead atop the AFC South.

Daisy: Titans & Colts

Not because I am a Colts fan, but I really think the Colts can take on the Texans. The Colts got a confidence boost last week against the Jets and that will carry into this game. The Titans also look good right now and right now they seem more of a complete team than the Broncos.

Kyle: Titans & Colts

The Colts are 19-4 against teams in their own division when Andrew Luck plays. As for the Titans, they’ve been an up and down team all season thanks in part to their terrible defense. However, I think their defense shows up this week and is up for the fight as they go opposite the number 1 defense in the league.

Carlos: Texans

This game will be very close, but the Texans are slightly better on defense. Houston’s opponents only score 21 points compared to Indy’s opponents that score 26 points per game. The Broncos have been a solid team and I don’t see them losing to the Titans. The Titans have had a better offense, but the Broncos have the edge on the defense. Once again I’ll give a good defense the win.

In the Jets@49ers Game, Will Either Team Reach 22 Points?

Ryan: No

My initial reaction was: Of course! But then I started thinking, where are those points going to come from? Sure, the 49ers defense is awful but is Bryce Petty really gonna pick them apart for 3+ scores? And the Jets defense just got decimated by the Colts but Kaep isn’t Luck. Like with most Jets games this season, the best thing to do is just avoid this game entirely.

Daisy: No

I am Petty and will say that neither of these teams will reach 22 points.

Kyle: No

I have a feeling this game will be similar to that Jets/Rams game from a couple weeks ago. There will be little scoring and little excitement. Both of these teams might try to actually lose as this game could determine draft positioning.

Carlos: Yes

I have been wrong with Jets predictions all season, but my gut tells me Petty will have a big game. I’m trying to tell myself there are better days for Jets fans besides the butt fumble days, but I’m not feeling to good about that. At least we were on SportsCenter in those days.

Who Has More Rushing Yards in the Cardinals@Dolphins Game?

David Johnson or Jay Ajayi

Ryan: David Johnson

This is the cream of the running back crop this year and  Johnson will continue his dominant ways against an overrated Dolphins defense, while Ajayi will do well, but not good enough against one of the best run defenses in the league.

Daisy: David Johnson

Both of these backs have the potential to go off, but I trust Johnson more to get it done.

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Kyle: David Johnson

Jay had a three-game stretch where he was fuego! But he has cooled off since then as he hasn’t reached 80 yards since that stretch of at least 111 yards. Johnson has had a more consistent year so I’ll take the Cardinals’ back.

Carlos: David Johnson

The Cardinals have been slightly better at stopping the run. David Johnson has run for more yards this season as well. Even though Ajayi averages more yards per attempt, Johnson has run for 1005 yards compared to Ajayi’s 908.


russell_wilson_vs_vikings_november_4_2012Ryan: Seahawks

Both teams have had very inconsistent seasons but have been trending upwards recently. The loss of Earl Thomas is a huge blow to the Seahawks, but they seemed to finish the game against the Panthers just fine. The Packers present a much tougher challenge, especially at Lambeau, but the Seahawks are the better team and will escape with the W.

Daisy: Seahawks

The Packers face a tough task this week facing a better offense than the ones they’ve faced in recent weeks and as much as I’d like their streak to continue I am going to have to go with the Seahawks. Also, Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are great in December with a record of 17-3 in the young quarterback’s career.

Kyle: Packers

Aaron Rodgers is 54-15 at home in his career and 13-5 against the NFC West. Wilson is only 21-16-1 on the road. Give me Rodgers to upset the Seahawks and further the Packers’ playoff hopes.

Carlos: Seahawks

The Seahawks’ opponents only score 16 points per game compared to Green Bay’s opponents who score around 25 points per game. This game will be won on the defensive side of the ball and the Seahawks have been known for that.

Will the Browns Win Against the Bengals?

Ryan: No

Hahahahahaha. No.

Daisy: No

No. Next.

Kyle: Yes

Coming off a bye, into their second to last home game against a team they’ve seen many times that is struggling this season? This might be the best shot for the Browns to do it this season with a game against the Chargers at home and road games in Buffalo and Pittsburgh left. Give me CLEVELAND…?

Carlos: No

Cincy has not been great by any means, but they have out performed Cleveland on both sides of the ball. The Browns allow 30 points per game and they can only score around 16 points per game, so that needs to change if they want a win this season.


philip_rivers_2013Ryan: Chargers

It’s not that I like the Chargers here, it’s just that I have no faith in the Panthers. They look completely out of it and I think the loss of Luke Kuechly was the thing that finally made everyone pack it in. Hard to believe this team went 15-1 last year.

Daisy: Chargers

If Philip Rivers can limit his turnovers, this Chargers offense should be able to carve up the Panthers and add to their disappointment of a season following their trip to the Super Bowl.

Kyle: Chargers

Two of the more disappoing teams, record wise, go head-to-head in a game that is impossible to predict. After winning 15 games last season, the Panthers dont have a win against a team over .500 this year. As for the Chargers ,they’ve beaten the Falcons, Broncos, Titans and Texans. I’ll take San Diego.

Carlos: Chargers

The Chargers have the slight edge on both sides of the ball. San Diego scores more points per game while both allow around the same amount of points per game. If there is an advantage for either team, it is that the Chargers’ offense will be able to score enough to get the tight win. 

Who Will Lead the League in Receptions After Week 14?

Antonio Brown(88) or Larry Fitzgerald(88)

Ryan: Antonio Brown

He burned me last week, but the volume is still there. This is a toss up and it might end in a push but I’ll go with the best receiver in the game right now and hope for the best.

Daisy: Larry Fitzgerald

Give me Fitz to take care of business and add to his historic career.

url.jpgKyle: Larry Fitzgerald

The Dolphins’ defense got torched by the Ravens last week and I think Fitzgerald will be able to do similar things in Miami. 

Carlos: Larry Fitzgerald

At the end of the week, Larry Fitzgerald will lead the league in catches because the Bills have an advantage with defense against the pass which will hurt Brown. 

Will Both Detroit Teams Win By 15+ Points?

Lions vs. CHI and Pistons vs. 76ers

Ryan: Yes

Jim Bob Cooter will have his offense ready to go in this one and the Bears will have no way to keep up. 15 points is a lot for the Pistons, but they’ve blown out bad teams before and I’m hoping they do it again against The Process.

Daisy: No

I think the only Detroit team that will win by 15 points is the Pistons. The Lions and Bears will be much closer than most people think. 

Kyle: Yes

In the Pistons’ 13 wins, they’ve won by double digits in 12 of them! They get a 76ers team so I think they’ll cover. The Lions scare me because they’ve only won by 15 points once this season, which was last week against the Saints, but they lost to Chicago earlier in the season so I think they come out firing in order to avenge that loss.

Carlos: No

The Bears haven’t been awful at holding teams to minimum points as they’ve held their opponents to 22 points per game so this game will be close. The 76ers are bad so I can see a big loss there. In other news, isn’t it ironic that both cities that were in the World Series(Cleveland and Chicago) have horrible football teams? That means if the Jets are this bad at football, the Yankees will win the World Series next year right?  

Tiebreaker: Which Quarterback Has the Most Passing Yards During Week 14?

Ryan: Drew Brees

Daisy: Dak Prescott

Kyle: Matt Stafford

Carlos: Andy Dalton

Do you agree with our predictions? Let us know in the comments and be sure to tune into all of the action going on during Week 14 of the NFL season.

Front 4: NFL Week 8

Week 6 came down to the wire and ultimately a tiebreaker decided the outcome:

Kyle: 6 points(+1 Tiebreaker)

Ryan: 6 points

Daisy: 4 points

Carlos: 4 points

After a one-week hiatus, the Front 4 team is back and our guest, Carlos, is a guest no more. After solid performances, Carlos has been asked to provide his NFL predictions for the rest of the season.

Quite a few teams have byes this week, but that doesn’t mean there’s no drama from the teams taking the field. The Cowboys and Eagles battle for 1st place. The Browns look for their first victory. There’s also a battle between Matt Ryan and Aaron Rodgers. Take a look at how the Front 4 team sees things playing out and let us know if you agree with their predictions.

Will the Eagles or Cowboys Win on Sunday Night Football?

Kyle: Cowboys

The Cowboys have been on a tear lately and that worries me. This is usually the time that they mess things up. They’re at home against a division rival on national television. If this really is a different Cowboys team then they’ll come out and take care of business. The biggest match up in this game will be the Cowboys’ offensive line against the Eagles’ defensive line. Whoever wins in the trenches will probably come away with the victory.

Ryan: Cowboys

The Eagles defense has been fantastic so far but you could make the case that Ezekiel Elliott is the best running back they’ve faced so far and there is no debating the Cowboys’ O-line will be the best they’ve encountered. Add that to the fact that it’s in Dallas and I’ll give the slight edge to Cowboys.


Carlos: Cowboys

Quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Carson Wentz are fighting for bragging rights and the rivalry between Philly and Dallas is always great. The Cowboys will come out on top in a close game.

Dallas has a great offense that scores 27 points per game which is only slightly better than the Eagles who score 26 points per game. The difference here will be the Dallas running game. The Cowboys come into the game averaging 161 rushing yards per game which is the best in the NFL.

Daisy: Cowboys

Which Defense Allows Fewer Points?

The Bills(vs. Patriots) or the Seahawks(@Saints) 

Kyle: Bills

Even though the Bills won’t shut out Tom Brady, I think the Bills prove their legitness by hanging tough with the Pats and keeping it a relatively close game through to the end. As for the Seahawks, I think they’ll be able to get their offense on track against a terrible Saints defense, but Drew Brees will still be able to put up points whether it be early touchdowns or late garbage-time touchdowns.

Ryan: Bills

The Bills won’t shut out the Patriots again but picking any defense to do well in the Superdome is something I try and avoid.

Carlos: Seahawks

The Seahawks are ranked third in the league in defense. They have held teams to 14 points per game and just 1800 yards total. The Bills defense, which sould be much better, has been just average this year as they are ranked 21st in the league. They are holding teams to just 18 points per game, but that won’t be good enough against the Patriots’ great offense that is top 5 in the NFL.

Daisy: Seahawks

How Many AFC West Teams Will Finish Week 8 with 2 Losses?

Raiders(5-2)@ TB, Broncos(5-2) vs. SD, Chiefs(4-2)@ IND

Kyle: One

All three teams are capable of winning and will be the favorites, but each team could walk away losers as well. The Chargers already beat the Broncos this season and the Chiefs have a tough game against the Andrew Luck. The Raiders have been lights out on the road and I think they have the best shot at getting a victory.

Ryan: Two

I am very sure all three of these teams will win this week which means it won’t happen so I’ll say two of the three win this week. The Broncos will stifle the Chargers and then either the Raiders or Chiefs will lose a game they should win.

Carlos: Three

The top three teams in the AFC West will all finish week 8 with only two losses on their record.

Daisy: Two

Which City Scores the Most Points/Runs?

Chicago(Bears & Cubs in Game 5) or Cleveland(Browns & Indians in Game 5)


Kyle: Chicago

The Cubs are facing elimination in Game 5 and are playing their last game at Wrigley this season no matter what. I think that lights a fire under them and finally wakes up their offense. It ultimately could be the difference because I don’t see the Browns or the Bears scoring much at all. Look for the Cubs to put up a 7 spot and give Chi-town the win.

Ryan: Cleveland

One of these baseball teams might actually outscore their respective football teams. The Jets defense hasn’t been elite this year, but the Vikings defense has. The Browns are very, very bad but I don’t expect the Bears to do anything on offense this week against one of the best defenses in the league.

Carlos: Cleveland

The Bears offense has been awful, only averaging 15 points per game which is the worst in the league. Yes, the Browns have been bad, but they are averaging more points per game at 18. I have faith in the Indians’ pitching because they have been great in the postseason and I think that continues Sunday as they limit the Cubs.

Daisy: Chicago

Will Ezekiel Elliott or David Johnson Rush for More Yards?

Kyle: David Johnson

Elliott has been running rampid all over NFL defenses in 2016. The Eagles are fully aware of that and I think they attempt to slow him down and make Dak beat them through the air. Elliott will still have a solid game, but I think David Johnson eclipses the 100-yard mark again and rushes for more yards against a suspect Panthers defense.

Ryan: Ezekiel Elliott

Both running backs have rushed for over 100 yards in their past few games, but the Cowboys will be more dependent on the run to get the win this week so the edge goes to Zeke. 

Carlos: Ezekiel Elliott

Elliott is averaging 117 yards per game compared to Johnson’s 97. Also, Carolina’s defense against the run hasn’t been there biggest problem. Their problem is allowing teams to score too many points per game. They are 29th in the league with 29 points allowed per game. The Eagles, on the other hand, have an average defense against the run and Elliott can expose it during the game.

Daisy: David Johnson

Who Throws for More Yards in the Packers/Falcons Game?

Aaron Rodgers or Matt Ryan

Kyle: Aaron Rodgers

I’m going with Rodgers because of the Falcons backfield. Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman have been studs for Atlanta and should get plenty of touches. The Packers have so many banged up running backs and Rodgers will be forced to throw early and often to keep Green Bay in the game.

Matt RyanRyan: Matt Ryan

On top of having the better name, Matt Ryan has looked like an MVP-type player this year while Rodgers hasn’t really looked in sync with his offense all season. Also in Ryan’s favor is the fact that Green Bay’s strong run defense will mean more play calls for the Atlanta signal caller.

Carlos: Matt Ryan

Matt Ryan will throw for more yards simply because he has been better than Rodgers this season. Rodgers is having a season we aren’t used to seeing. He has spoiled us with amazing football and even though 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions is good enough for most quarterbacks, people expect more from Rodgers. Matt Ryan is arguably having the best season of his career and I can see that continuing the rest of the way.

Daisy: Matt Ryan

Who Has More Tackles in the Lions/Texans Game?

Tahir Whitehead or Brandon McKinney

Kyle: Brandon McKinney

Both these men were in the top 3 in tackles heading into Week 8. I’m going with McKinney to record more tackles because I think the Texans defense will be on the field longer due to their mediocre offense. Whitehead won’t get many chances for tackles in this one.

Ryan: Brandon McKinney

To be honest I looked up which one was ranked higher in the IDP fantasy rankings this week and went with him. Come on McKinney!

Carlos: Tahir Whitehead

Tahir Whitehead will have more tackles in the Lions/Texans game because Houston’s offense isn’t great and the defense as a whole will be able to jump all over them. Even though Detroit’s defense hasn’t been lights out, I like the matchup and see them having a good defensive game.

Daisy: Tahir Whitehead

How Many AFC Teams Will Finish Week 8 with a 4-4 Record?

Bills(4-3)vs. NE, Bengals(3-4)vs. WSH, Texans(4-3) vs.DET,

Colts(3-4)vs. KC, Titans(3-4) vs.JAC, Chargers(3-4)@ DEN

Kyle: Five

Most of these games could go either way, but I’m going to take a chance and say that five out of the six teams will either fall to 4-4 or jump to 4-4. The Bengals and Chargers need a win to give their playoff chances a real boost. I think they both get it done to improve to 4-4.

Ryan: Four

Four teams will finish 4-4 in the AFC and my guesses are the Bills, Bengals, Texans and Titans. The Patriots will exact revenge on the Bills for the shutout in week 4. The Bengals will win an ugly game in London against a Josh Norman-less Redskins. Jim Bob Cooter will have the Lions’ offense rolling on all cylinders against the Texans and the Titans will run all over the Jaguars in another boring Thursday night game.

Carlos: Three

I think the Bills and the Texans lose to take a step back and fall to 4-4. However, I think the Titans get a clutch victory on Thursday Night Football to improve to 4-4.

Daisy: Four

How Many Interceptions Will Be Thrown in the Jets/Browns Game?

0, 1, 2, 3, 4+

Kyle: 2

Fitz has only thrown one pick in his last three games. The Browns have thrown seven interceptions in their first seven games so they’ll be good for at least one interception. It doesn’t matter if it’s Josh McCown, Cody Kessler or Kevin Hogan at QB. You can throw Terrelle Pryor in the mix too. I’ll take a total of 2 interceptions in this one from any combo of Browns quarterbacks.

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Ryan: 4+

The line on this game is only -3, which gives you a pretty good idea of how bad the Jets’ season has gotten. They are barely favored against a team that has the potential to end the season winless. The Browns will probably see this as one of their best chances to pick up a W and will come out hungry, while the Jets will take advantage of whoever the Browns put at QB. I would not recommend watching this game.

Carlos: 4+

This game will not be pretty, but the Jets will come out on top. Both teams are in the top 10 on the interception list and the Jets are number 1 so expect a lot of balls to be thrown to the wrong uniform.

Daisy: 4+

Will AJ Green or Jordan Reed Have More Catches in the Redskins/Bengals Game?

aj_greenKyle: AJ Green

Reed is questionable to play, but if he gets on the field this could get interesting. I’ll stick with Green though because, I mean, did you see that Hail Mary catch against the Browns last week? Sheesh!

Ryan: AJ Green

Reed won’t play. Therefore, Green.

Carlos: AJ Green

AJ Green is just a beast. I can’t pick against him. It will be close, but Green comes out on top.

Daisy: AJ Green

Tiebreaker: Which Team Will Score the Least Amount of Points This Week?

Kyle: Redskins

Ryan: Bears

Daisy: Bills

Carlos: Bears

Do you agree with our predictions? Let us know in the comments!

FRONT 4: NFL Week 4

Three weeks have gone by and the first month of the NFL season is in the books. We’ve got five unbeaten teams left, four teams still looking for their first win and plenty of surprises as well.

With Week 4 upon us, the Front 4 team of Kyle, Daisy and Ryan welcome special guest, Adriel “The Natural” as he attempts to out-predict them. This week’s topics cover the Jaguars’ London record, which Quarterback reaches ten touchdowns, the “Fitzpatrick” of the week and much more.

How Many Undefeated Teams Will Remain After Week 4?

Current Undefeated Teams: Vikings, Broncos, Ravens, Patriots, Eagles(Week 4 Bye) 

Kyle: 3

Besides the idle Eagles, I believe two of the four other undefeated teams head into Week 5 undefeated. The Vikings defense will be too much for Eli and co. allowing Minnesota to move to 4-0. The Giants also have the fourth worst record all-time on Monday Night Football at .377. The other undefeated team will be the defending Super Bowl champs who travel to Tampa Bay.

The Tom Brady-less Patriots have looked dominant so far, but uncertainty at the Quarterback position will come back to haunt them this week against the Bills. The Ravens have single-digit wins over the Bills, Browns and Jaguars to start the season so their first real test is this week against the Raiders and I don’t think they pass.

Ryan: 4

Three teams will continue their dominant starts to the season while the Eagles will coast through their bye week still undefeated. The Ravens will be the only casualty this week, losing a tight game to the Raiders at home.

Daisy: 2

The Broncos and I guess the Eagles, since they’re on a bye, will remain undefeated after Week 4. The Bills are itching to get back at the Patriots and I think this is their opportunity. The Raiders will step up too with their defense and take down the Ravens. I really think this is the week for them. Eagles are safe this week but only because of their bye.

Adriel: 4

The Vikings are playing Eli Manning. Enough said. If you remember, on my Top 5 overrated QB’s list going into the season, he was #2 on my list. He proved me right once again with that horrific 4th-quarter performance against the mediocre Washington Redskins. To me, the Broncos are the best team in the AFC right now. That all-time great defense might be  better than it was last year and judging from last week’s impressive performance against a quality Bengals team, we still have yet to see the best from young Trevor Siemien. The Ravens have been taking full advantage of an early cupcake schedule and I don’t see it being any different this week as they face the underachieving Raiders.

Will the Jaguars improve to 2-2 in England?

The Jags are currently 1-2, all time, in games played in London

Kyle: No

The Jaguars’ games in London over the past three seasons have had plenty of scoring. They lost 42-10 in 2013, 31-17 in 2014 and won 34-31 in 2015. This year their “home” game is against the Colts. A Colts loss will drop them to 1-3 and bring them to a tie with the Jaguars. Andrew Luck should be able to carry his team to the win giving the Jaguars an 0-4 record on the season and a 1-3 record across the pond.

Ryan: Yes

I think their experience with traveling and playing previous games in London will give them the advantage over a not-as-good-as-we-thought Colts team that’s pretty banged up at the moment. Another loss for the winless Jaguars would cement their place in the basement of the AFC South so look for them to come out of the gate swinging.

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Daisy: Yes

The Jags definitely have the advantage here since they are playing a banged up Colts team. They will improve 2-2 in London… Unfortunately.

Adriel: No

The Jaguars are another underachieving squad so far this season. Poised with talent across the board, the Jaguars have been sloppy and mistake prone. Gus Bradley might be the first coach to be fired once he loses this game.

How Many Winless Teams will Remain After Week 4?

Current winless teams: Browns, Jaguars, Bears, Saints

Kyle: 4

The Jaguars fall in London. The Browns still have no Josh Gordon and still won’t have a win agains the Redskins. Drew Brees heads to his old stomping grounds, but the Chargers don’t have a pleasant welcoming party. And the Bears, well, they’re turning into the ugly step-sister of the Browns. All four teams remain winless heading into Week 5.

Ryan: 3

Hard to pick the Browns to win no matter what, but on the road in DC is not a matchup that inspires confidence. Browns make it close, but remain winless. Jags will use their London experience to top the Colts. Jim Bob Cooter and Matthew Stafford will do unholy things to a terrible Bears defense. Bears stay winless. Saints defense sinks them again and Drew Brees can’t do enough on the road. Saints fall again.

Daisy: 0

I think all four winless teams have the potential to walk away victorious this week. The toughest matchup for me may be the Bears against the Lions because Detroit has looked like a pretty solid team. Ultimately, the Bears get the win. 

Adriel: 2

See question #2 about the Jaguars. As for the Browns, once again this organization can’t seem to get out of their own way. The recent news of Josh Gordon missing more time since he’ll be headed to rehab proves that whenever they take one step forward they go two steps back. I like Hue Jackson and I think he will soon have them going in the right direction; just not this week.

Who Gets to 10 Passing Touchdowns First?

9:30AM Start time: Andrew Luck(6)

1:00PM Start time: Matt Ryan(7), Matthew Stafford(7)

4:00pm Start time: Jameis Winston(8), Drew Brees(8)

Kyle: Matthew Stafford

As long as Andrew Luck doesn’t throw four touchdowns in London, which he very well might, Stafford should have the best chance to reach 10 touchdowns as the Lions face off against the Bears who have let up 29 and 31 points to rookie quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Dak Prescott over the last two weeks.

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Ryan: Matthew Stafford

One of the early games will definitely produce a 10-TD QB so I’m going to go with Matthew Stafford who has a cake matchup against the Bears, is at home and, of course, is part of Jim Bob Cooter’s cooterific pass-happy offense. Winston and Brees will both be in double digits by the end of the day, but Stafford will be waiting for them before their games even start.


Daisy: Andrew Luck

Andrew Luck will reach 10 touchdowns first, but only because his game is on super early. Considering the team he has around him, he’s been doing pretty well, but this will come at a cost… 

Adriel: Matthew Stafford

Matthew Stafford is playing the Bears; the worst team in the league. End of question. 

Who Leads the League in Rushing Yards After Week 4?

Blount 298, Crowell 274, Elliott 274, Miller 269, Freeman 265, Forte 261

Kyle: Ezekiel Elliott

The 49ers have allowed back-to-back 100 yard rushing performances from Foxxy Whittaker and Christine Michael. As the Cowboys travel to San Francisco, Ezekiel Elliot has an opportunity to not only eclipse the 100 yard mark, but also skyrocket to the top spot among all running backs.

Ryan: LeGarrette Blount

LeGarrette Blount, already with a 24-yard lead on the next closest back, will get plenty of touches in what will be an ugly blowout against the Bills. The Patriots own the Bills, winning 28 of the last 32 match-ups since the 2000 season and 13 of 14 games at Gillette Stadium. All that means is that the Patriots will get out to an early lead and coast (aka run the ball) the rest of the game.

Daisy: Ezekiel Elliot

Is this too bold to say? I’m going to go with Ezequiel Elliot. I think he’ll go off against the 49ers defense this week. He definitely has been one of the most exciting players in the league this season.

Adriel: LeGarrette Blount

It is my estimation that he will be the bell cow once again on Sunday. With an inexperienced Jacoby Brissett and an ailing Jimmy Garoppolo, Bill Belichick will call on Blount early and often to get the job done once again for the New England Patriots.



Who’s the Fitzpatrick(Most Interceptions) of the Week?

Kyle: Case Keenum

The Cardinals are coming off a terrible performance against the Bills and are going to be looking to rebound. What better way to do that than against Case Keenum. Keenum has played well enough to get the Rams to two straight wins, but the Cardinals can’t afford to fall to 1-3 which should cause for some stronger play allowing the Cards to pick off Keenum a couple times.

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Ryan: Eli Manning

The Vikings defense has been playing out of their collective minds recently and meet an old friend in Eli Manning this week. Eli is 2-5 all-time against Minny and has thrown 14 INT’s in those seven games. This version of the Vikings D will definitely cause some headaches as they rank 1st in sacks and 2nd in interceptions this year, leading to a long day for the Big Blue play-caller.

Daisy: Andrew Luck

Like I said before he’ll get to 10 passing touchdowns first, but will get picked off three times in the process; let’s hope not, though. 

Adriel: Eli Manning

This one is so easy. Hey, I know it probably seems like I’m picking on the poor guy but hey, I call it like I see it. Eli Manning is a turnover machine. It’s nothing new. He’s been like this his entire career. I see that trend continuing against that vaunted Vikings defense which is easily one of the top two defenses in the league.

How Many Birds Win in Week 4?

Seahawks, Ravens, Cardinals, Falcons

Kyle: 2

As I mentioned earlier, the Cardinals will win and the Ravens will lose. Now, the Seahawks travel across the country to play the Jets in what could be a low-scoring affair, however, I believe they get the job done. The Falcons play the Panthers and could make a huge statement knocking off the defending NFC champions, but I think Cam Newton rallies the troops and takes down the Falcons in a shootout.

Ryan: 0

In what will be known as the worst day for birds until Thanksgiving, all bird teams will take an L this week, with the Cardinals’ last-second loss to the Rams being the most embarrassing.

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Daisy: 2

The Seahawks will defeat the Jets, but it will be closer than we think. The Ravens will get trampled by the Raiders defense; really hoping they go off. Arizona will beat up the Rams and the Panthers will walk away lifting the belt over the Falcons.

Adriel: 2

It’s no secret that I love Russell Wilson. He’s my favorite quarterback in the NFL and with good reason. Not only is he talented, he’s on a top organization with a top coach and a top defense. Being hobbled for basically the entire season so far, Russell will continue to tough it out against a vaunted Jets front seven. Bringing home the victory like he usually does, I look for the Seahawks to take advantage of Fitzpatrick and his turnover-prone self. As for the Ravens, they should continue to take full advantage of their cupcake schedule to start the season. I see them continuing their winning ways against the Raiders. There’s nothing special here, but Baltimore is just good enough to beat the disappointing Raiders in their friendly confines.

What Will be the Highest Scoring Game?

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Kyle: Saints @ Chargers

Drew Brees gets to face his old team as the Saints look for their first win of the season. It’ll be tough against a Chargers offense that has been clicking to start the season. Both offenses rank in the top 10 in points scored which should make for some fun football to watch between Philip Rivers and Drew Brees.

Ryan: Saints @ Chargers

It’s basically a given that the Saints will be in a high scoring affair week in and week out. This week will be no exception against the Chargers. Two elite QBs? Check. Two top-10 offenses? Check. Two atrocious defenses? Check. Yeah this         one is gonna be a barnburner.

Daisy: Bills @ Patriots

For my bold prediction of the week  I will go with the Bills-Pats game. I think there will be lots of touchdowns in this game, but the winner will be determined with a FG in OT.

Adriel: Panthers @ Falcons

Cam Newton and Matt Ryan are two of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. They both feature some of the most talented pass catchers in the game in Kelvin Benjamin and Julio Jones. These division rivals will not disappoint as they move the ball up and down the field on that fast track in the Georgia Dome.

What Will be the Lowest Scoring Game?

Kyle: Browns @ Redskins 

This could turn into an ugly game and as long as the Browns don’t allow the Redskins to run up the score it could turn into a 17-6 win for Washington. In their two home games on the year, the Redskins only managed 16 points against the Steelers and 23 points against the shaky Cowboys defense.

Ryan: Seahawks @ Jets

Both teams have struggling offenses and incredible stout defenses. Ryan Fitzpatrick was abysmal last week and Russell Wilson is a little banged up so neither offense will really be expected to put up huge numbers. This will be a defensive battle in the swamps of Jersey.

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Daisy: Seahawks @ Jets

I am going to go with the Seahawks-Jets game just because both teams are defense-oriented teams. I am banking on the Jets to make this interesting and not embarrassing for themselves.

Adriel: Giants @ Vikings

Here we go again; a recurring theme here. The Vikings defense is on another level right now and Eli Manning’s offense should be no match for them. As for the Vikings, with Sam Bradford still finding his way and Adrian Peterson on the IR, I look for Minnesota to struggle against a much improved Giants defense.

Will the First Kick-Return Touchdown of the Season Happen in Week 4?

Kyle: Yes, by the Chicago Bears

Even though the new kickoff rules have prevented a kick-return touchdown thus far, the league is bound to see one sooner or later. The Bears will be giving up plenty of touchdowns to the Lions which will give them quite a few chances to deliver the most exciting play in football. Look for Deonte Thompson to break through and reach the end zone.

Ryan: No

Tom Brady, still drunk and under-clothed from his vacation in Italy, runs onto the field on the Bills kickoff, pushes Danny Amendola out of the way and fields the ball, running through the confused defense 105 yards into the endzone. Gronk goes nuts and his manic celebration in the endzone is enough to scare the officials into not throwing a flag, resulting in a touchdown. Other than that, no, no kick returns this week.

Daisy: No

Don’t think so, but if anyone does it will be ANTONIO BROWN. Mainly, because I’d love to see him run down the field juking everyone on the Chiefs. Would also love to see those points on my fantasy team.

Adriel: Yes, by the Seattle Seahawks

I believe.I believe. I believe. In only his second year in the league, Tyler Lockette is already the most dangerous return man in the game. Just as the doctor ordered, he’ll join the rest of the Seattle Seahawks that pick up the slack for an ailing Russell Wilson. I envision Lockette leaving the Jets on skates and leaving them in the dust on the first play of the second half. Do I get a bonus for predicting the time of game also? 

Do you agree with our panel’s predictions? Let us know your thoughts and who do you think will come out on top after Week 4 of Front 4?

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YourSitch Staff Predictions: SUMMERSLAM 2016

2. WWE SummerSlam 2016
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Sunday, August 21, the biggest party of the summer will be going down at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as Summerslam comes to the Big Apple. An underrated card full of some spectacular singles matches is sure to excite the crowd.

The debut of the WWE Universal Title is one of six title matches scheduled to take place, however, the two most anticipated bouts might be two of the non-title matches as The Beast Incarnate Brock Lesnar takes on the Viper Randy Orton, while AJ Styles and John Cena look to settle their score as well. With a great card prepared, let’s take a look at some of the match-ups, as Kyle Boris and Daisy Rivadeneira of make their predictions for the 29th edition of WWE Summerslam.

Match #1: Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass

Kyle Boris: I wouldn’t be surprised if this match didn’t kick off the card seeing as the event is taking place in Enzo and Cass’s backyard. The crowd will be into it early as soon as they hear the fan-favorites’ music hit. As for the match, it could go either way, but I think you give the win to Enzo and Cass to solidfy themselves as one of the best teams on the Red brand.

Match Prediction: Enzo and Cass by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: One member of JeriKO turns on their teammate


Daisy Rivers: As much as I love my Jersey/New York boys, Chris Jericho is notoriously known to fight dirty or at least to have some tricks up his sleeve (or under his scarf in this case). I feel like Jericho and Owens will steal the victory in this match. Jericho will probably ‘accidentally’ knock out the ref and take out Big Cass with a steel chair.


Match Prediction: Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Carmella walks out with Enzo and Big Cass

Match #2: First in Best of Seven Match: Cesaro vs. Sheamus

KB: I’m intrigued to see where this best of 7 series between these two powerhouses goes. I like the idea of having them compete in a series because at least it adds some intrigue instead of the same two guys fighting for months without much growth. This is a 50/50 decision with the match most likely taking place on the pre-show, but I’ll go with Sheamus just because Cesaro has won the last two meetings.sheamus-and-cesaro-set-to-lock-up-courtesy-of-wwe-com_

Match Prediction: Sheamus by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Cesaro swings Sheamus around ten times.

DR: Don’t seem too impressed with this… yet. I think it’s because the ending of this probably means the winner will just have bragging rights. Is it wrong I feel this should be more than that? Maybe a shot at the a belt or something! It’s probably the opening match of SummerSlam and Cesaro will ‘neutralize’ Sheamus– an easy win for him, and will take the 1st win of the seven-match series

Match Prediction: Cesaro wins by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Cesaro will wear a different colored suit, maybe, SummerSlam colors.

Match #3: WWE Intercontinental Title Match: The Miz(c) vs. Apollo Crews

KB: Apollo Crews has a huge platform to showcase his skills and athleticism at one of WWE’s big 4 PPV’s. He’s still new to most WWE viewers and definitely new to the average viewer who only tunes in for the big ones. That being said, the Miz has been doing some of the best heel work in the WWE with Maryse by his side and I don’t see his reign as champion ending on this night.
Match Prediction: The Miz by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Maryse is ejected from ringside.



DR: Apollo Crews is great and is probably a better wrestler than The Miz, but The Miz is good at scheming and will win by doing that exact thing.

Match Prediction: The Miz wins by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Apollo Crews loses it at the end and goes off on The Miz after the match.

Match #4: WWE Tag Team Title Match: New Day(c) vs. Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson

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KB: The New Day won the titles at last year’s Summerslam and they are arguably facing one of their toughest foes a year later in Gallows & Anderson. Big E has been off television for the past couple of weeks so for that reason I’m picking The New Day to win because I see him making his return to possibly distract the challengers.

Match Prediction: New Day by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Someone’s groin area gets the Big E treatment

DR: Gallows and Anderson are the clear powerhouse opponents in this match, but the New Day will tire them out and maybe Big E returns? They will walk out *dancing* W-W-E. World. Tag. Team. Champions!

Match Prediction: New Day wins by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Either Gallows or Anderson will break Xavier Woods’ trombone, Francesca, out of anger.

Match #5: WWE United States Title Match: Rusev(c) vs. Roman Reigns

KB: These two put on a great match to end the last Raw before the PPV, with Reigns picking up the clean victory. However, after defending his title against the likes of Zack Ryder, Mark Henry, Kalisto and Titus O’Neil, I think Rusev picks up the win over Roman to truly solidify his championship reign.

Match Prediction: Rusev by submission

Bonus Prediction: Reigns passes out from the Accolade and doesn’t officially tap out

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DR: Probably one of the more even matches of the night. Two very big guys, but think Roman Reigns’ superman punch is enough to knock out the Russian brute. Maybe two superman punches because it might take a little extra to put down Rusev and I just love seeing them punches in slow-mo replays.

Match Prediction: Roman Reigns wins by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Rusev gets injured from the superman punches.

Match #6: WWE Women’s Title Match: Sasha Banks(c) vs. Charlotte

Every time these two women are in the same room they are a candidate for a “This is Awesome” chant. In a match that won’t feature outside help from Dana Brooke, I think this match will still have outside interference. I don’t think Charlotte will win her title back, but I also don’t see Sasha picking up another clean victory on the former champ.niajax

Match Prediction: Charlotte by DQ

Bonus Prediction: Nia Jax takes out both competitors


DR: Respect to Charlotte for being an amazing wrestler, but the fact that she always needs to have someone at ringside is frustrating and annoying. Someone will come out and try to help Charlotte, but The Bo$$ will come through victorious with her Bank Statement.

Match Prediction: Sasha Banks by submission

Bonus Prediction: Snoop Dogg makes another appearance and walks in with Sasha Banks, like he did at Wrestlemania.

Match #7: John Cena vs. AJ Styles

KB: Two of the biggest names in the business square off with what should be the final match in their feud. A win here for AJ would do wonders for his push in the WWE and it could ultimately catapult him into the WWE Title picture against the winner of the Ambrose/Ziggler match.

Match Prediction: Styles by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: The two shake hands after the match

Will John Cena give up at Summerslam?
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DR: Not going to lie, I wasn’t as excited for this match compared to the other matches on the card, but after this week’s SmackDown, my perspective has changed. I think the two will fight their hearts out in this match, and will ‘Never Give Up’…except, Styles will.


Match Prediction: John Cena by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Blood, sweat, and tears will come from this match as both want to be considered the best and this fight will determine it.

Match #8: Brock Lesnar vs. Randy Orton

KB: In the only match featuring both a RAW and Smackdown superstar, this contest has had a great build-up and is the match I’m most looking forward to just because I have no idea who’s going to win. Brock has been made out to be an unstoppable force, but Orton has turned himself into one of Brock’s toughest opponents because of the build-up.

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Match Prediction: Brock by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Outside interference from someone not named Paul Heyman

DR: Both will battle it out and use their finishing move more than once. It will definitely be a close one that will have the fans jumping at every near fall. The ref might even get KO’d in this match leading to weapons possibly being used.

Match Prediction: Randy Orton after 3+ RKO’s by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: This has to be the last match of the night. With all the buildup in the past weeks and with both men being on almost every promotion for SummerSlam, it would be hard to not have these guys headlining. If this isn’t the main event I won’t watch the rest of SummerSlam… Just kidding. I will probably stick around and even watch the pre-show again.

Match #9: WWE Title Match: Dean Ambrose(c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

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KB: Dean Ambrose defeated Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns at Battleground to keep the WWE Title on Smackdown Live. After both of his opponents were drafted to Raw, Ambrose had a new challenger earn a title shot in Dolph Ziggler. I think these two will put on a stellar match, possibly even match of the night, but I think Dean continues his reign as champ of the blue brand.

Match Prediction: Ambrose by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: The title is used as a weapon.

DR: Much credit to Dolph Ziggler because he is a great wrestler and earned his way to becoming the #1 contender. However, I don’t think he’s the complete deal when it comes to being the champ. He will hold his ground and make us think he’ll win, but the defending champ will finish him up like dirty deeds.

Match Prediction: Dean Ambrose by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Ambrose pulls out a weapon (hopefully a chainsaw), he probably won’t use it but it will definitely get us excited.

Match #10: WWE Universal Title Match: Seth Rollins vs. Finn Balor

KB: Who said the little guys couldn’t headline? Many matches have the chance to end the show, but ultimately, I think this match deserves that honor as Seth Rollins and Finn Balor are set up to put on a fast-paced, back and forth match as the two men fight to become the first WWE Universal champion. Does Finn continue his quick climb to the top or does Seth Rollins show everyone that he can not only talk the talk, but also walk the walk?

Match Prediction: Seth Rollins via pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Ends the card

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DR: This would’ve been my second guess for the final match of the night because both of these guys are just SO DAMN GOOD. The Demon King will use his Coup de Grâce on Rollins, which is a pretty fitting name because in French it translates to giving a final blow to kill your already wounded victim. Seth Rollins won’t really die in this match, but what should is his pedigree finisher. Please change it Seth, the pedigree belongs to Triple H.

Match Prediction: Finn Balor by pinfall

Bonus Prediction: Rollins will try to use the new Universal belt as a weapon, while the ref is knocked out.


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Kyle Boris and Daisy Rivadeneira are contributing editors for

Twitter: @KyleNoStyle & @day_zeeee


The Rio We Don’t See

A brief look into the life in Rio de Janeiro and it’s relation to the 2016 Olympics.

By Daisy Rivadeneira

Sight of Brazil tourist when landing in Rio (BBC)

‘Welcome to Hell’ is how many were greeted when landing in Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics earlier this month. Now, if that’s not terrifying, I don’t know what is. Months leading into the world-wide competition hinted that Rio was going through an economic crisis. The cost of last year’s World Cup, in addition to the construction of more stadiums for the Olympics, has put a strain on its community.


Here’s what we see versus what is actually going on just outside of the stadiums:

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2016 Rio Olympics Opening Ceremony (NBC)
Olympic Park- Rio de Janeiro (Rappler)







It’s not like people are walking in blind into Rio. It was publicly known that natives in Rio de Janeiro were protesting the Olympics, leading to the boycott of many police officers before the event. Yes, Brazil has brought in officers to keep the athletes and tourists safe as a temporary solution- but how has that held up? 

Rio Favelas CTSY ABCQuick background, as soon as it was announced that Rio would host the World Cup and the Olympics, the government quickly acted on pushing the poor into favelas; urban ghettos, where there is little to no police supervision. These favelas are far enough from where gold medals are being distributed, but still just a few kilometers away from the glamour.

Currently, many cities in Brazil are going through the same severe poverty Rio is going through. The only difference here is that most of the world has their eyes set on the Olympics, forcing the city into a negative spotlight. Unfortunately this isn’t something that has come about in the recent months, but something that has been going on for years. Yet, not much has been done by the government to change or resolve the problem. It seems almost as if the government has accepted the issue and is just settling. 

Due to the severe poverty in Rio, there are women selling their bodies and kids pickpocketing tourists just footsteps away from Maracana Stadium. People are doing this because there aren’t jobs that will pay them, coercing them to do what it takes to survive. Not sure if I missed that in the news, but all I have been hearing is how the city is beautiful, safe, and fun.Screen Shot 2016-08-18 at 12.05.55 AM Honestly this doesn’t come to my surprise, but it’s not what has really shocked me so far. What really has shocked me is how the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the people who chose Rio as the host city, are coming off. They appear to be more worried about looking foolish in the decision they’ve made in choosing Rio de Janeiro.

Throughout the Olympic games the IOC has overlooked and ignored many incidents in where people have been mugged, robbed, or just merely had their life threatened. However, it got to the point in where they could no longer ignore the real-life crime happening right in front of their faces. Now obviously there have been many crime related instances throughout the games, but what has been making headlines as of late is Ryan Lochte’s incident on Sunday.

In case you missed it,12-time Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Lochte reported that he had allegedly been robbed at gunpoint with three other US swimmers. Lochte goes on social media to break the news and instantly the news goes viral.  Now here is my issue. Any organization would have an initial reaction of trying to get ahold of the situation and get to the bottom of it. However, the IOC’s reaction was to shut down the claim and deny it happened immediately. Now it appeared as if they were trying to hide and bury the news as if nothing had happened, but since Lochte is a world-wide name it was hard to have the news disappear. Who knows what the truth in this story is, but Brazilian officials are determined to find out the truth. This case is currently under investigation and on Wednesday the Brazilian court ordered to seize Lochte’s passport along with the three other athletes he was with that night (USA Today).  Now if the Brazilian officials actually did this in-depth investigation for other crimes, things might not be so bad in Brazil. 

This is just a very tiny glimpse and a quick overview of what is going on down in Brazil. So what happens after the games are over and done with? The only places with protection seem to be around the events. Currently every event is being heavily guarded, and even locals have reported that this is the safest Rio has been… at least around Olympic Park (NY Times). Like I said this is just the tip of the iceberg and you can read about Rio’s crime problem for hours and even read into the corruption in IOC’s decision. But that’s another article for another time.

Let me know your thoughts as this discussion isn’t close to being done.

Daisy Rivadeneira is a contributing editor for

Twitter: @day_zeeee