Expert NFL Predictions from The Duke’s Staff: Week 4

Courtesy of Grant Halverson/Getty Images | Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck (12) tries to evade Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly (59).

The Washington Redskins held the Oakland Raiders to just 128 total yards en route to a 27-10 victory in last week’s installment of NBC’s Sunday Night Football. Washington running back Chris Thompson put up a career-high 150 receiving yards, while safety Montae Nicholson recorded his first career interception on the first possession of the game. Only two Duke editors chose Washington to win, sending news editor Raymond Arke and opinions editor Shivani Gosai to the top of the leader board.

Next, the Indianapolis Colts face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 4’s Sunday Night Football matchup on NBC at 8:30 p.m. Check below for the staff’s expert — and not-so-expert — predictions for the game.

Will the rest of the staff catch up to Arke and Gosai, or will the pair leap further ahead after Week 4 of NFL play?

Don’t forget to check in each week to see how the editors are faring in this football-prediction frenzy.


Week 4: Indianapolis Colts (1-2) vs. Seattle Seahawks (1-2)

Raymond Arke 2-0 (News Editor): Seahawks

“I need certain Seahawks players to do well for my fantasy team.”

Leah Devorak 0-2 (Editor-in-Chief): Colts

“When I heard my options, I heard Seahawks, and I was like, naaaaah. They sound weak.”

Shivani Gosai 2-0 (Opinions Editor): Seahawks

“I’m psychic.”

Zach Landau 1-1 (A&E Editor): Colts

“I was with the birds a couple weeks ago, but I feel like the tides are changing, and it’s the mammals’ turn to conquer.”

Ollie Gratzinger 0-2 (Features Editor): Seahawks

“It sounds like they could fly, and the Colts can’t fly, so that means their team is weak.”

Hallie Lauer 0-2 (Layout Editor): Colts

“I like their colors the best.”

Adam Lindner 1-1 (Sports Editor): Seahawks

“My little brother can throw a tighter spiral than Jacoby Brissett or Scott Tolzien.”

Kailey Love 1-1 (Photo Editor): Seahawks

“I feel like the Colts used to be good, and I used to hear about them a lot, but now I don’t hear about them a lot. Now, I hear about the Seahawks a lot. It’s name recognition.”

Bryanna McDermott 0-2 (Asst. Photo Editor): Seahawks

“Their uniforms are pretty neat.”

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