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Back for another round of predictions is Randall Thomas; and you all know Delonte Wooten. You know the drill BrooksWeekly faithfuls, read ’em and weep.

Game Pick’s

Chiefs vs Chargers Brooks Thomas Wooten
Broncos vs Bengals Broncos Broncos Chargers
Ravens vs Browns Ravens Ravens Broncos
Cardinals vs Packers Packers Packers Packers
Bears vs Titans Bears Bears Bears
Dolphins vs Colts Colts Colts Colts
Panthers vs Redskins Panthers Redskins Redskins
Lions vs Jaguars Lions Lions Lions
Bills vs Texans Texans Texans Texans
Buccaneers vs Raiders Buccaneers Raiders Buccaneers
Vikings vs Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Vikings
Steelers vs Giants Giants Giants Giants
Cowboys vs Falcons Falcons Cowboys Falcons
Eagles vs Saints Saints Eagles Saints

He’s back 

Denver Broncos (4-3)  at Cincinnati Bengals (3-4)

My preseason pick of Peyton Manning as the league MVP looks to be coming to fruition. Manning has thrown 14 TD passes in the last 5 games, in which 4 out of 5 he has thrown 3 TDS. He has also thrown for 300 plus yards in that span of games. Manning can tie the record set by Hall of Famer Steve Young, who posted five straight games of 300 yards and 3 TDs for San Francisco during the 1998 season.

Underrated Games

Miami Dolphins (4-3) at Indianapolis Colts (4-3) 

As dazzling as RGIII is, the number 1 overall pick has led his team to a 4-3 record (Redskins are 3-5). Thanks to Andrew Luck, the Colts are the 9th best passing team in the NFL. Barring any catastrophic meltdown, Luck will win the honors of offensive rookie of the year.

Are the Dolphins for real? After their BYE week, they dismantled the New York Jets cruising to a 30-9 victory. They are on a 3 game winning streak and 2nd in the AFC East behind the division leading Patriots.

PrimeTime Matchups

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at New York Giants (6-2)

Eli Manning and “Big Ben” Roethlisberger will be forever linked as both are multiple Super Bowl winners who were selected in the 2004 draft. (Manning went number 1 overall and Roethlisberger went 11th)

Pittsburgh’s posses the NFL’s top passing defense allowing 182.6 yards per game. Manning will struggle, but like Roethlisberger, he has an uncanny ability to exceed late in games. (24 4th quarter comebacks in his career)

Thomas Thought’s 

Bills (3-4) at Texans (6-1)
I don’t think this will be as close as other people might.  The Texans’ defense has been lights out, and will get after Fitz-magic.
Texans by 17
Steelers (4-3) at Giants (6-2)
The Steelers record is not indicative of how good this team can be, especially on the offensive side of the ball.  Big Ben is playing lights out, his receivers are catching balls, and the run game is, for lack of a better description, doing its best.  The Giants D-Line is in great shape and in playoff form, and we all know what Eli is doing (for those who don’t: 184-294, 2300 yds, 12 tds).  This one is close.
Giants by 6
Cowboys (3-4) at Falcons (7-0)
People are going to think I’m crazy for picking against the Falcons two weeks straight.  Others who know my sports history will rag on me for picking THE COWBOYS!
Despite the early struggles and late collapse in last week, Tony Romo had career highs passing, and the defense stepped up mightily.  Rob Ryan will throw everything at Matt Ryan, and we’ll find out how cold he is.  The Cowboys have the secondary to match up with these Atlanta receivers.  It’ll be close, but Big D breaks through in an important conference game.
Cowboys by 4
Words from Wooten
Kansas City (1-6) at San Diego (3-4)

For the record, this is definitely a hot seat game for Norv Turner. If he doesn’t win this one, we can see Him Charging out of San Diego.

Buffalo Bills (3-4) at Houston Texans (6-1)

If Houston beats the Ravens the way they did, then we can only imagine what’s going to happen. Look forward to a blowout in this one.

Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) at New York (6-2)

This one will be good. The only problem is that Polamalus & Co. is still injured Eli may pull down the steel-curtains.

Brooks Bits

In the midst of the NFL season, the NBA has returned.

*The defending champions started off their title defense with a bang, defeating the Boston Celtics in a competitive 120-107 victory. Newcomers Ray Allen and Rashard Lewis combined for 29 points.

*Lakers fans, settle down. On a scale from 1-10, your panic level should be at a -2. When the Heat formed their alliance of super friends, they were winning on talent alone with little chemistry and they still reached the Finals. With 80 games left on their schedule, this team should easily win 50+ games

*It made total sense for the Oklahoma City Thunder to choose Serge Ibaka over James Harden. For one, scorers are easily plugged into a line-up, and two, in the small market of Oklahoma City, they could not afford 3 max contracts. But after signing a 5-year 80 million dollar deal with the Houston Rockets, in the words of my colleague and BrooksWeekly writer Justin Long, “James Harden just got breaded up like fried shrimp.” In his Houston debut, Harden finished with 37 points, 12 assist and 4 rebounds.

Rookie Surprise

*The “brow-ed bomber” and number 1 overall pick, Anthony Davis, debut stat-line was 21 points 7 rebounds and 1 block. Portland’s number 6 overall pick out of Weber Sate, Damian Lillard finished with 23 points, 11 assist and 3 rebounds. The more coveted rookie such as Bradley Beal of the Washington Wizards and finished with 8 and 3 points respectively.

Kudos to the NBA

*Because of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the league postponed the opener between the Brooklyn Nets and New York Knicks. It would have been a great sight to see these neighborhing franchises square off, but traveling through the effects of Sandy wasn’t worth the trouble.


Thanks for reading.

-Kelton Brooks

Week 7 NFL Predictions

Posted: October 18, 2012 in Brooks' Sports
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Hello my faithful sports fans. Here I am again giving you insights, and of course, my weekly predictions.

Today’s picks features the return of Delonte Wooten—who will become a regular on BrooksWeekly—and a newcomer to the realm of predictions, plants sciences major with a minor in journalism and math at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Randall Thomas. Philanthropist by day, and a college football fanatic by night, look for Randall to join in on the next BrooksWeekly Sports Podcast. Follow Randall and Delonte on Twitter @RandallKThomas and @WootBoogie.

Speaking of that, Monday is the scheduled day for my next on-air show, follow me on Twitter @ijuswanawrite for more details.

Now for the predictions…

Brooks Wooten Thomas
Seahawks vs 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers
Titans vs Bills Titans Bills Bills
Browns vs Colts Colts Colts Colts
Packers vs Rams Packers Packers Packers
Cardinals vs Vikings Vikings Cardinals Vikings
Redskins vs Giants Giants Giants Redskins
Saints vs Buccaneers Saints Saints Saints
Cowboys vs Panthers Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys
Ravens vs Texans Texans Texans Ravens
Jaguars vs Raiders Raiders Raiders Raiders
Jets vs Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Steelers vs Bengals Bengals Bengals Bengals
Lions vs Bears Bears Bears Bears

Brooks Bits

Dallas at Carolina: I am torn on this one. Cam is going through the unavoidable sophomore slump, and opposing teams don’t even have to beat Dallas, they beat themselves. Talent wise,  the Cowboys and Panthers are evenly matched. I still haven’t figured out what the Panthers are doing with their running game. They should buckle down and commit to a more traditional style of  a rushing attack. QB Cam Newton is leading the team in rushing with 40 carries 209 yards and 3 TDs. DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart…hello?

Baltimore at Houston: Future Hall of Fame MLB Ray Lewis is out for the season. Starting CB Lardarius Webb is out for the season. T-sizzle (Terrell Suggs) is returning from injury and their mammoth defensive tackle, Haloti Ngata is dinged up. This once dominant defense is a paper mache shell of themselves. Not to mention Houston is still smarting from that beat down by the Packers.

Cleveland at Indianapolis: Even though neither team holds a winning record, this is a sleeper match-up to me. Both rookie quarterbacks have been on the rise in recent weeks. With key starters out on defense for the Colts, I expect Browns’ rookie RB Trent Richardson, to have a breakout game. But that depends on his health. Overall, Indy still possess a far better team.

Detroit at Chicago: The Bears, who I picked to win the NFC North this year, has been steamrolling teams since their meltdown against Green Bay in week 2. They have outscored their opponents 98 to 27 in the last 3 games. Even the defense is chipping on points by reaching the endzone in 3 straight games.

No Upest Pick this week. This week’s games features a slew of evenly matched teams.

Wooten’s Commentary

Green Bay at St. Louis: ok, for the record, somebody needs to stop Jordy Nelson. He’s big, athletic, and sneaky fast. With a high caliber QB like Aaron Rodgers, stopping their offense in general won’t be easy. On the other hand,  (James) Laurinaitis and the Rams’ defense has been consistent these past few weeks. In the end, Green Bay shall prevail. Sorry Kelton. (Yes, I am an avid Rams fan)

Pittsburgh at Cincinnati: No one is stopping AJ Green, so I’m sticking with that. The Red Rifle (Andy Dalton) will connect once or twice with him. To flip it, James Harrison, healthy. Lawrence Timmons, healthy. Lamar Woodley, also healthy. Yeah, they’re going to cause problems. Oh, and if you didn’t know, Cincinnati is 3-10 all-time on Sunday night. This won’t be an easy one for them.

New York Jets at New England: Revis Island is submerged by an injury, and is under construction until further notice. Tom Brady is going to hurt this team. So will Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden.

New Orleans at Tampa Bay: Yeah, Cool Brees will fly through this defense. This will be the 49th straight game with a TD from him.


Thanks for reading

-Kelton Brooks

BREAKING NEWS: Tuesday, Oct. 16, I have a special guest joining me on the second edition of my on-air podcast through

Ole Miss starting quarterback Bo Wallace.

Time TBA

Again, I want to thank the guest who chimed in on the BrooksWeekly podcast, and those who tuned in to listen.

Moving on…

Congrats to Delonte Wooten for posting an above .500 record on his predictions. We finished with identical records of 10-4.

Another colleague of mine joins the realm of predictions, senior broadcast journalism major Nick Eley.

Eley was one my guest on my first podcast. I assure you, you will hear many more debates between Eley and I.

Now for the predictions:


Steelers vs Titans Steelers
Raiders vs Falcons Falcons
Bengals vs Brown Bengals
Rams vs Dolphins Dolphins
Colts vs Jets Colts
Lions vs Eagles Eagles
Chiefs vs Buccaneers Buccaneers
Cowboys vs Ravens Ravens
Bills vs Cardinals Bills
Patriots vs Seahawks Patriots
Giants vs 49ers Giants
Vikings vs Redskins Vikings
Packers vs Texans Texans
Broncos vs Chargers Broncos


Green Bay Packers (2-3) vs. Houston Texans (5-0)

I just cannot fathom the Packers having a 2-4 record. Defenses are bringing crime to Mr. Rodger’s Neighborhood. Aaron Rodgers has been sacked a total of 21 times through 5 games. Now they face the NFL’s sack leader in J.J. Watt. The Texans are on a roll and I don’t see them losing in the foreseen future. The Colts refused to lose in their victory over Green Bay, the Packers were up against more than Indy in that one. A-Rod has to will his team against arguably the NFL’s best ball club.


Baltimore Ravens (4-1) vs. Dallas Cowboys (2-2)

The Cowboys are by no means a lousy team, but the Ravens tend to play down to lesser competition. (9-6 victory over the Chiefs) Baltimore will rise to the occasion as they face a talented Cowboys team. Tony Romo has to rebound from all the hand-offs to the Bears defensive backs. The Ravens may not display the defense of old, but grimy veterans Ed Reed and Ray Lewis are still among the NFL’s elite.


Indianapolis Colts (2-2) vs. New York Jets (2-3)

It’s funny calling this an upset pick when neither team is over .500

I commend Rex Ryan for backing quarterback Mark Sanchez, but at what cost? Perhaps a lost to the Colts will loosen his stance. Even though the Green Bay Packers are not playing well to their standards, they are still leaps and bounds better than the Jets. After that aspiring, comeback win against the Packers, I look for the Colts to continue to grind it out for head coach Chuck Pagano. #CHUCKSTRONG

Nick’s Predictions:

Steelers vs Titans Steelers
Raiders vs Falcons Falcons
Bengals vs Brown Bengals
Rams vs Dolphins Rams
Colts vs Jets Jets
Lions vs Eagles Eagles
Chiefs vs Buccaneers Chiefs
Cowboys vs Ravens Ravens
Bills vs Cardinals Cardinals
Patriots vs Seahawks Seahawks
Giants vs 49ers 49ers
Vikings vs Redskins Redskins
Packers vs Texans Texans
Broncos vs Chargers Broncos
49ers.  Yes, the 49ers, who were and still are my Super Bowl pick for the NFC, are my indecisive pick.  Not because of them, but because I never know which New York Giants team I’m going to get, particularly on offense.  If the Giants offense has healthy receivers, and they can get going early, I think Eli can get a couple of shots down field and make some plays.


Atlanta Falcons.  Although the Raiders are gifted with alot of speed on offense, this game could get really ugly, really fast.


Seattle Seahawks.  The Patriots are the favorites going into this game, but I see a big game out of Seattle’s defense, particularly from Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas and Mississippi State alumni KJ Wright, who will have their hands full covering the Patriots tight ends.

Be sure to tune in to my podcast.


Thanks for reading.


Not only am I releasing my game picks a day early, but this week’s picks will also introduce predictions from  Justin Long, junior nursing major at the University of Mississippi. His sports savvy made me want to include other voices as well as his own. Whenever he’s not debating sports, he’s saving lives and leaping tall buildings. Follow him on Twitter: @ItsFlyyingJ

I will compare the results of our predictions in my week 3 recap. May the best man win. (Note: I’m pointing at myself if you are curious)

My Pick’s:

Giants vs. Panthers Giants
Rams vs. Bears Bears
Bills vs. Browns Bills
Chiefs vs. Saints Chiefs
Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Bucs’
Lions vs. Titans Lions
Jaguars vs. Colts Colts
Jets vs. Dolphins Jets
49ers vs. Vikings 49ers
Bengals vs. Redskins Bengals
Eagles vs. Cardinals Eagles
Falcons vs. Chargers Falcons
Steelers vs. Raiders Steelers
Texans vs. Broncos Broncos
Patriots vs. Ravens Ravens
Packers vs. Seahawks Packers


Texans (2-0) vs. Broncos (1-1)

I have a hard time picking against number 18. Peyton Manning has always had one of those head scratchers’ of a game. Even after his early 3 INTs, he nearly mounted a “Peyton-ess” comeback. It’s what he always does. Bounce back game for Manning.


Chiefs (0-2) vs. Saints (0-2)

I know, I know. How is this an upset pick when both teams are win-less? As I said, the Saints are forcing the issue in a negative way. Drew Brees is the team’s quarterback, running back, wide receiver, long snapper, and punter. Ok, not really, but you get the point. He is everything for the Saints organization, I think his mind is elsewhere.


49ers (2-0) vs. Vikings (1-1)

In week 1, my obvious pick was the Eagles over the Browns, and the Eagles barely won as they squeaked passed the hapless Browns. In week 2, my obvious pick was the Patriots over the Cardinals. Well, obviously I don’t know what I’m talking about because the Cardinals stunned the mighty Patriots in a narrow, 20-18 victory. Although, this is the NFL, anything can happen. San Fran looks unstoppable on both sides of the ball, maybe the Vikings will throw in the Tom Coughlin’s white towel.

Justin’s Picks:

Giants vs. Panthers Panthers
Rams vs. Bears Rams
Bills vs. Browns Bills
Chiefs vs. Saints Saints
Buccaneers vs. Cowboys Cowboys
Lions vs. Titans Lions
Jaguars vs. Colts Colts
Jets vs. Dolphins Dolphins
49ers vs. Vikings 49ers
Bengals vs. Redskins Redskins
Eagles vs. Cardinals Eagles
Falcons vs. Chargers Falcons
Steelers vs. Raiders Steelers
Texans vs. Broncos Texans
Patriots vs. Ravens Ravens
Packers vs. Seahawks Seahawks

Notable Games; Justin’s commentary

Buccaneers (1-1) vs. Cowboys (1-1)

I’m looking for the Cowboys to take this one, off the strength of Romo’s iffy passing at that. Look for Miles Austin, Dez Bryant, and even Kevin Ogletree to flourish Sunday.

Eagles (2-0) vs. Cardinals (2-0)

Although I’m still not sold on Vick’s “supremacy” after throwing 6 INTs in the first two games, look for Andy Reid to FINALLY lean on one of the best backs in the league in Lesean McCoy and pull out another win in Arizona.

Rams (1-1) vs. Bears (1-1)

I don’t know exactly why, but I like the Rams in this one. Pure 4th quarter fate has decided their last two games, and this one won’t be any different. Look for Amendola to be NEUTRALIZED after his 15 catch display vs. the Redskins

Chiefs (0-2) vs. Saints (0-2)

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. The Saints, expected to be a powerhouse this year, have started out 0-2 and now this game, normally a chance for the starters to rest, has been deemed a must win for the security of the season. They need this win, and win they shall.

Packers (1-1) vs. Seahawks (1-1)

Seahawks hold the highest MNF win percentage, and I look for them to unexpectedly bolster that  with a win against the Packers. Also, I’m looking at THIS GAME to have the most controversial officiating call this season. I just have a feeling.

Thanks for reading.