Hawk’s 2016 NFL Picks: Dallas at Minnesota

Dallas Cowboys (10-1) at Minnesota Vikings(6-5)

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A battle between two teams going in opposite directions as Dallas is the winner of 10 straight while Minnesota has lost 5 of their last 6.

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Rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliot continue to put up good numbers. Elliot’s 1,199 yards rushing currently leads the league while his 11 rushing TD’s are second. While I have picked against Dallas a lot this year and still don’t think they will get far in the playoffs with a rookie qb and running back, have learned to stop doubting them in the regular season.
Pick: Cowboys 24-17

Hawk’s 2015 NFL Preview: NFC North Edition


The NFC North, which includes the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings.

Chicago Bears
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Jay Cutler became something of a joke last season, He threw for 3812 yards and 28 Td’s but led the league with 24 turnovers.(18 picks, 6 fumbles). I don’t know those numbers will get much better in 2015 after Chicago traded Brandon Marshall to the Jets. . Cutler and Marshall had a rapport few QB-Receivers in the league do after playing together for 6 years, 3 of those at Denver from 2006-2008 and 3 together at Chicago from 2012-2014.
Marshall played through an ankle injury most of 2014 but suffered broken ribs and an injured lung and missed the final 3 games of the season. Because of these injuries  Marshall failed to top 80 catches and 1000 yards for the first time since 2006.
This loss will make 4th year player Alshon Jeffrey the unquestioned #1 target for Cutler. Jeffrey is a turning into a fine player. He had 85 catches for 1133 yards and 10 TD’s in 2014 and 89 catches for 1,421 yards and 7 TDs in 2012. With their first round pick, 7th overall the Bears selected West Virginia standout Receiver Kevin White whom was considered one of the top receivers in the draft and were hoping he would become the #2 receiver for them but unfortunately he may miss the season with a stress fracture in his shin.
Matt Forte will once again be the go to back for Chicago. Forte has been one of the best in the business for his entire 7 year career averaging 1,100 yards and 6 Td’s a season. He is a hell of a receiver too he was fantasy gold last season, not only piling up 1038 yards and 6 Td’s but catching 102 balls, an NFL running back record, for 808 yards and 4 Td’s.  Chicago added RB’s Jacquizz Rodgers from Atlanta in free agency and drafted Jeremey Langford but I don’t expect either player to take many reps from him.

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Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 2 Edition

Rapid fire style…


Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 2 Edition.

Hawk is a very busy man but he still took the time to give us his opinion on who’s gonna rule the gridiron in the second week of this glorious NFL season. Like the College Football Picks, we weren’t able to post one last week, so welcome to the first edition! I was gonna put up a highlight video of the Seahawks 36-16 dismantling of the Green Bay Packers in Week 1, but I can’t really find one to embed. Just click on the hyperlink that says “36-16”

Enough effin’ around:


The Hawk’s NFL Preview: NFC Standings Predictions

 The Hawk has already put in hard work to give you previews of all 32 NFL teams. Now he’s gonna give you some straight up wins and losses predictions…

For the AFC Predictions, including who Hawk thinks will go to the Super Bowl, CLICK HERE.


Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: NFC North Edition

Welcome to the the fourth segment of The Hawk’s NFL Preview…

which covers the NFC North, which includes the Chicago Bears, Detroit Lions, Green Bay Packers, and Minnesota Vikings. For previous divisions just click on the name:

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Click on the logo below to see the first team in Hawk’s 2014 NFL Preview: NFC North Edition: The Chicago Bears.