Expert NFL Predictions from The Duke’s Staff: Week 5

Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns as the Seahawks downed the Indianapolis Colts 46-18 on Sunday, Oct. 1. Wide receiver Tyler Lockett tallied 67 receiving yards and added 24 rushing in the victory, while defensive end Marcus Smith had 1.5 sacks on the day. The Seahawks win maintains news editor Raymond Arke and opinions editor Shivani Gosai’s perfect records, and gives features editor Ollie Gratzinger and assistant photo editor Bryanna McDermott their first victory of the season.

The Kansas City Chiefs take on the Houston Texans in Week 5’s Sunday Night Football matchup. Check below for the staff’s expert — and not-so-expert — predictions for the game.

Arke and Gosai added to their lead, but the rest of the staff is not far behind. How will the Duke staff fare after Week 5 of NFL play?

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


Week 5: Kansas City Chiefs (4-0-0) vs. Houston Texans (2-2-0)

Raymond Arke 3-0  (News Editor): Chiefs

“It’s time they exact revenge.”

Shivani Gosai 3-0 (Opinions Editor): Texans

“The Chiefs are offensive.”

Zach Landau 1-2 (A&E Editor): Texans

“I gotta keep with the SJW bend here.”

Ollie Gratzinger 1-2 (Features Editor): Chiefs

“Texas … I don’t like Texas.”

Hallie Lauer 0-3 (Layout Editor): Texans

“I don’t have any good reason.”

Adam Lindner 2-1 (Sports Editor): Texans

“I sense that Kansas City’s offense is going to slow down sometime soon.”

Kailey Love 2-1 (Photo Editor): Chiefs

“I don’t like Texas.”

Bryanna McDermott 1-2 (Asst. Photo Editor): Chiefs

“I grew up a Chargers fan… we all know how that’s going. So, the Chiefs are the next best thing.”