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Fred Mitchell is an award-winning sportswriter who spent over 41 years with the Chicago Tribune and is now an adjunct professor with Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism.

Week 9 NFL picks

The NFL remains quite unpredictable, even entering Week 9. With a couple of exceptions, I am going with the favorites to prevail.

Falcons over Bucs

Cowboys over Browns

Dolphins over Jets

Giants over Eagles

Chiefs over Jaguars

Vikings over Lions

Ravens over Steelers

Saints over 49ers

Panthers over Rams

Chargers over Titans

Packers over Colts

Raiders over Broncos

Seahawks over Bills

By |2017-05-22T16:38:36+00:00November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 8 NFL picks

Could this be the weekend the Browns win their first game? The Bears host the Vikings Monday night. But Soldier Field has not represented much of a home field advantage lately. Here are my Week 8 picks:

Titans over Jaguars

Bengals over Redskins

Falcons over Packers

Texans over Lions

Seahawks over Saints

Patriots over Bills

Browns over Jets

Raiders over Bucs

Chiefs over Colts

Broncos […]

By |2016-10-29T13:48:05+00:00October 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 7 NFL picks

The Bears lost as expected against the Packers Thursday night. Let’s see how the rest of the weekend turns out.

Packers over Bears

Giants over Rams

Bengals over Browns

Lions over Redskins

Raiders over Jaguars

Chiefs over Saints

Bills over Dolphins

Ravens over Jets

Eagles over Vikings

Colts over Titans

Falcons over Chargers

49ers over Bucs

Patriots over Steelers

Cardinals over Seahawks

Broncos over Texans

Last week’s record- 7-8

 

By |2016-10-23T10:33:57+00:00October 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 6 NFL picks

The Broncos got me off to a rocky start Thursday night, but I like the Bears’ chances to pick up a home win against the Jaguars Sunday.

Broncos over Chargers

Bears over Jaguars

Bills over 49ers

Eagles over Redskins

Titans over Browns

Giants over Ravens

Panthers over Saints

Lions over Rams

Steelers over Dolphins

Patriots over Bengals

Raiders over Chiefs

Seahawks over Falcons

Packers over Cowboys

Texans over Colts

Cardinals […]

By |2016-10-14T10:13:26+00:00October 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 5 NFL picks

Have the Bears turned the corner after last Sunday’s home win over the Lions? Will the Browns claim their first victory of the season when they host the Patriots?

Entering Week 5, many questions remain and I wish I had more of the answers. Here are my humble selections:

Cardinals over 49ers

Ravens over Redskins

Pats over Browns

Eagles over […]

By |2016-10-10T12:13:08+00:00October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Week 4 NFL Picks

Last weekend started out promisingly for me, but ended up with a few clunkers. With better luck, this weekend should have some happier results.

Bengals over Dolphins

Lions over Bears

Colts over Jaguars

Redskins over Browns

Patriots over Bills

Seahawks over Jets

Panthers over Falcons

Texans over Titans

Raiders over Ravens

Broncos over Bucs

Cowboys over 49ers

Chargers over Saints

Cardinals over Rams

Steelers over Chiefs

Vikings over Giants

Last week’s […]

By |2016-09-29T17:32:59+00:00September 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

NFL picks for Week 3

Parity in the NFL is more than a rumor. But a few teams figure to separate themselves from the pack this week. Here are my Week 3 picks.

 

Patriots over the Texans

Cowboys over the Bears

Bengals over the Broncos

Raiders over the Titans

Cardinals over the Bills

Jaguars over the Ravens

Dolphins over the Browns

Giants over the Redskins

Packers over the Lions

Panthers […]

By |2016-10-26T13:54:20+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stand for something or you might fall for anything

The congested intersection of sports, race and patriotism has been front-page news in recent weeks.

Everyone seems to have an opinion on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand during the playing of our National Anthem. He says he is protesting racial injustices in our country, which is his constitutional right and a valid concern. Unfortunately, […]

By |2017-05-22T16:38:36+00:00September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments

NFL picks to (maybe) click

Are you ready for some football?

Here are my fearless Week One NFL picks, as well as my ambitious 2016 season predictions. It usually takes at least two or three weeks before teams sort themselves out to be contenders or pretenders, making the task quite daunting. Nonetheless, you can take these picks to the bank. Just […]

By |2017-05-22T16:38:36+00:00September 8th, 2016|Chicago Bears, NFL|2 Comments