What to Watch

What to Watch

By Marc Esquivel and Calvin Connors Posted October 20, 2010

Looking for something to watch this weekend? It’s a great time for sports and they are some of the best games of the weekend.

Minnesota at Green Bay

Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. /George Bridges • MCT
Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks. /George Bridges • MCT

Calvin’s Pick – Green Bay
“I think the Packers will win because the game is in Green Bay and their defense will take control of the game with their strong secondary. Also, the Vikings have too many injuries on the offensive side. Brett Favre has had a slow start this season with only 861 passing yards and five touchdown passes on the season. The Vikings’ passing game hasn’t lived up to the hype this season. I believe the Green Bay defense will shut down Adrian Peterson and Brett Favre. Defense wins games.”

Marc’s Pick – Minnesota
“I think that even though the Packers’ defense does look strong, with the addition of Randy Moss, I think that Brett Favre will lighten the load on Adrian Peterson and get back into his passing groove.”

NY Giants at Dallas

Calvin’s Pick – NY Giants
“I believe that the Giants running game will open up the passing game for Eli Manning. Ahmad Bradshaw will have over 100 yards rushing on the game, and Manning will have a terrific passing game.”

Marc’s Pick – Dallas
“I chose Dallas because of their third-ranked passing offense. I believe that the Cowboys are more of a second-half team than the Giants. Eli Manning is also not having a good year with eight interceptions and four fumbles.”

LSU at Auburn

LSU kicker Josh Jasper (30). /Gary W. Green • Orlando Sentinel/MCT
LSU kicker Josh Jasper (30). /Gary W. Green • Orlando Sentinel/MCT

Marc’s Pick – LSU
“I am choosing LSU because their QB, Jordan Jefferson, is decent and knows how to run the offense. I am also choosing LSU because of their high-ranked defense and their outstanding defensive back Patrick Peterson. As Calvin has stated before, defense wins championships.”

Nebraska at Oklahoma St.

Calvin’s Pick – Nebraska
“I picked the Nebraska Cornhuskers because of their outstanding true freshmen Taylor Martinez. He has 12 rushing touchdowns with 758 yards rushing this season. He had 15 attempts rushing with 241 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns against Kansas State, one of those touchdowns was 80 yards. In this game, I believe that Taylor Martinez needs to have a great rushing game and be able to have a decent passing game to lead the Cornhuskers to victory, along with their defense that has not allowed more than three touchdowns a game. Which makes Nebraska a living nightmare for all the teams they play.”

Marc’s Pick – Nebraska
“I believe that Nebraska is going to win this game because of their high-scoring rushing attack and their tough defense. Their QB, Taylor Martinez, is leading the team not only in passing yards but in rushing yards as well. The Cornhuskers have a lot of weapons on the offensive side, and their tough defense makes things difficult for other offenses to get on the scoreboard. Their kicker is also perfect on the year, not missing any kicks, I believe that will be a factor in this game.”

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez. /Travis Heying • Wichita Eagle/MCT
Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez. /Travis Heying • Wichita Eagle/MCT

Calvin’s Pick – Auburn
“I choose the Auburn Tigers because of their junior QB Cameron Newton, who has had a great year so far. He has 1,278 passing yards on the year, along with 13 touchdown passes. He also has 12 rushing touchdowns, with 860 yards on the ground, he is a dual threat QB.”

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