On Sunday, Sept. 17, the Atlanta Falcons defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-23 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Falcons receiver Julio Jones racked up 108 receiving yards and quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 252 yards, leading four Duke editors to victory in their Week 2 predictions.
The Sunday Night Football game for Week 3 pits the Oakland Raiders against the Washington Redskins, so check below for the staff’s expert — and some not-so-expert — predictions for the matchup.
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Don’t forget to check in each week to see how the editors are faring in this football-prediction frenzy.
Week 3: Oakland Raiders (2-0-0) vs Washington Redskins (1-1-0)
Raymond Arke 1-0 (News Editor): Redskins
“Kirk Cousins is GIF-worthy.”
Leah Devorak 0-1 (Editor-in-Chief): Raiders
“I feel like they could win, and the Redskins sound like they suck right now.”
Shivani Gosai 1-0 (Opinions Editor): Redskins
“When I heard Redskins, I thought of potatoes, and I like potatoes.”
Zach Landau 1-0 (A&E Editor): Raiders
“Of the two of them, [Raiders] is the most culturally-sensitive name.”
Ollie Gratzinger 0-1 (Features Editor): Raiders
“Their name has never been controversial. Political correctness always triumphs.”
Hallie Lauer 0-1 (Layout Editor): Raiders
“I think I saw a movie with the Raiders in it, and I really liked that movie. I think it was Silver Linings Playbook.”
(Editor’s note: In Silver Linings Playbook, the Philadelphia Eagles is the team that Robert Di Niro’s character Patrizio, Sr. bets on throughout the film … not the Oakland Raiders.)
Adam Lindner 1-0 (Sports Editor): Raiders
“I think Derek Carr and the Raiders’ receiving corps will light up Washington’s secondary.”
Kailey Love 0-1 (Photo Editor): Raiders
“They sound more menacing.”
Bryanna McDermott 0-1 (Asst. Photo Editor): Raiders
“I just have a feeling.”