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Oct. 26/27 Picks

Luc Anthony:  Nebraska 41 Minnesota 13

Missouri 31 South Carolina 24

Green Bay 28 Minnesota 17

Denver 45 Washington 31

Fitz:  Nebraska 27 Minnesota 14

South Carolina 27 Mizz 34

Packers 28 Minnesota 21

Washington 21 Denver 19

Erik Austin:  On paper, this appears to be a Cornhusker walk...however Goldy is playing some inspired football and this game will be closer than some think. I'm not a fan of any two-QB system, but it's been working for Minnesota. That said, it's gonna be a windy day in Minneapolis making Taylor Martinez's wounded ducks even more appalling. Ameer Abdullah leads Nebraska to a hard-fought victory, 28-20.

Media scrutiny proved to be just what the Doctor ordered for Jadaveon Clowney, as he's had a fire under him lately. Missouri is coming off their biggest win in school history last week at The Swamp. making for a classic "Hangover" trap game. Freshman Maty Mauk is still a freshman, therefore I say 20-17 Gamecocks.

Well, well, well...here we go again with Western Wisconsin's favorite rivalry. Last showdown at the Dome for the Packers, which obviously can be a house of horrors for those with Green & Gold glasses. Green Bay is still banged up, and the return of Christian Ponder should spark Minnesota's offense a bit after the sickening performance on Monday Night. However, Green Bay features a Top 5 Defense, and they still have Aaron Rodgers...24-9, Packos.

Defense will be optional in Denver Sunday afternoon, as both of these units have been pretty shoddy lately (personal sidenote: ahem...Jay Cutler notwithstanding). The Broncs are coming off their worst performance of the season and may have been exposed a bit last week at Indy. RGIII is starting to resemble RGIII again. In a "must start every available fantasy option" special...I say 49-44, Denver.

Mike Ness:  Gophers vs Cornhuskers To piggyback Erik's point, it's going to be a windy one in Minnesota. Nebraska has the better run game with Ameer Abdullah. I can't see the momentum being in any teams favor through this one, so I'll go with the odds. Nebraska wins 27-16

South Carolina vs. Missouri Or, high level talent vs. Consistency. It's hard to trust SC against any team consistently performing well. I'll take the tigers at home with a second half comeback. 20-24.

Packers vs Vikings I learned last week to never doubt Aaron Rodgers when the herd is thin at receiver. Expect Andrew Quarless to show up big in the absence of Jermichael Finley. The packers outmatch Minnesota in every aspect of the game. Adrian Peterson faces a top of the line run defense, who else gives the Vikings a chance? Certainly not Christian Ponder. Pack win big 42-13

Washington vs Denver Is RG3 back at top speed? He's just about there. But the problem is he can't fix the Redskins atrocious defense. Denver will continue to be Denver. Peyton's case for mvp only gets stronger. Both teams score big, but Denver runs away with it. 45-28

Dan Kasper:  Nebraska v Minnesota - Minnesota is coming off an inspired win against Northwestern last week, but can they come up with a another big win? Nebraska has a chance to win the Legends division of the Big Ten and it starts today with a win over Minnesota. Nebraska 30 Minnesota 21

South Carolina v Missouri - The big match up in this game will be the Gamecocks running back Mike Davis vs Missouri's 3rd ranked run defense in the conference. This will be Davis' toughest match up yet, but the Gamecocks will rely on him especially with quarterback Connor Shaw banged up. South Carolina edges out a griddy win. South Carolina 21 Missouri 20

Green Bay v Minnesota - This game has given me some upset vibes all week. With Christian Ponder starting, I believe the Vikings actually have a better chance at winning this game. Include that the Packers will be even more thinner then they were last week at the receiving position with Jermichael Finley's injury, this could be an upset in the making. But, the Packers come in with a top five ranked defense (top 3 in rush defense) and are possibly getting some major defensive players back like Casey Hayward, Brad Jones, and Nick Perry. Add in the factor that I'm sure Aaron Rodgers would like to stick it to his old buddy Greg Jennings, the Packers get the win here. Packers 27 Vikings 13

Washington v Denver - Everyone is all of a sudden high on the Washington Redskins claiming that RGIII is back after one back and forth performance against the Chicago Bears. I'm not jumping on that band wagon until I see consistent performances from Washington and RGIII. Denver is coming off their first lost in an emotional return to Indianapolis for Peyton Manning. Even though long time former Denver coach Mike Shanahan will be coming back home, Washington's defense is horrible and I cant bet against Peyton Manning and a team that wants to get back on track. That equals a win for Denver. Denver 40 Washington 30

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