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Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 5

Posted on 05 October 2012 by Luke Jones

Here are this weekend’s picks as Drew Forrester and Luke Jones will pick every NFL game as well as local college football contests this season. And as a special treat, they pick their respective high schools’ games.

Drew Forrester finished 12-3 last week while Luke Jones was 11-4 in Week 4. Forrester is 38-24 overall and Jones is 41-21 after four weeks of play. Official standings are only kept based on the NFL picks.

(Editor’s note: Drew picked a 27-20 Rams victory on Thursday night while Luke incorrectly chose an Arizona 20-17 win.)

To hear their full explanations, click HERE.

Orioles at Rangers (AL Wild Card play-in game): Texas 8-5 (Drew), Baltimore 5-4 (Luke)
Ravens at Chiefs:
Baltimore 34-13 (Drew), Baltimore 24-14 (Luke)
Falcons at Redskins:
Atlanta 31-17 (Drew), Atlanta 27-20 (Luke)
Eagles at Steelers:
Pittsburgh 20-17 OT (Drew), Pittsburgh 24-20 (Luke)
Packers at Colts:
Green Bay 30-19 (Drew), Green Bay 27-16 (Luke)
Browns at Giants:
New York 33-17 (Drew), New York 31-14 (Luke)
Titans at Vikings:
Tennessee 28-21 (Drew), Minnesota 27-21 (Luke)
Dolphins at Bengals:
Miami 23-20 (Drew), Cincinnati 27-17 (Luke)
Seahawks at Panthers:
Carolina 28-24 (Drew), Carolina 24-17 (Luke)
Bears at Jaguars:
Chicago 24-13 (Drew), Chicago 21-16 (Luke)
Broncos at Patriots:
New England 34-24 (Drew), New England 28-20 (Luke)
Bills at 49ers:
San Francisco 31-7 (Drew), San Francisco 25-13 (Luke)
Chargers at Saints:
New Orleans 33-17 (Drew), New Orleans 31-27 (Luke)
Texans at Jets:
New York 24-20 (Drew), Houston 20-13 (Luke)
Wake Forest at Maryland:
Terps 21-19 (Drew), Terps 20-14 (Luke)
Towson at James Madison:
Tigers 28-25 (Drew), Tigers 24-21 (Luke)
Navy at Air Force:
Falcons 38-10 (Drew), Falcons 27-13 (Luke)
Morgan State at Savannah State:
Bears 28-12 (Drew), Bears 21-10 (Luke)
Glen Burnie at Chesapeake:
Gophers 23-18 (Drew), Cougars 21-20 (Luke)
Susquehannock at West York:
Bulldogs 41-8 (Drew), Warriors 14-13 (Luke)

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 4

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 4

Posted on 02 October 2012 by Luke Jones

Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the Thursday night 23-16 win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 3. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2012 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can hear our explanations HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Paul Kruger
Kruger

6) Haloti Ngata
Ngata

5) Lardarius Webb
Webb

4) Torrey Smith
smith

3) Cary Williams
Williams

2) Anquan Boldin
Boldin

1) Joe Flacco
Flacco

Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

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Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 4

Posted on 27 September 2012 by Luke Jones

Here are this weekend’s picks as Drew Forrester and Luke Jones will pick every NFL game as well as local college football contests. And as a special treat, they pick their respective high schools’ games.

Drew Forrester and Luke Jones both finished 7-9 in Week 3. Forrester is 26-21 and Jones is 30-17 after three weeks of play. Official standings are only kept based on the NFL picks.

To hear their full explanations, click HERE for Part 1 and HERE for Part 2.

Browns at Ravens: Baltimore 37-3 (Drew), Baltimore 30-14 (Luke)
Patriots at Bills: New England 30-20 (Drew), New England 31-17 (Luke)
Vikings at Lions: Detroit 23-20 (Drew), Detroit 27-17 (Luke)
Panthers at Falcons: Atlanta 28-20 (Drew), Atlanta 31-20 (Luke)
49ers at Jets: San Francisco 16-13 (Drew), San Francisco 20-14 (Luke)
Chargers at Chiefs: Kansas City 24-16 (Drew), San Diego 27-20 (Luke)
Titans at Texans: Houston 28-17 (Drew), Houston 27-16 (Luke)
Seahawks at Rams: St. Louis 20-10 (Drew), Seattle 21-20 (Luke)
Dolphins at Cardinals: Arizona 28-13 (Drew), Arizona 20-10 (Luke)
Raiders at Broncos: Denver 31-21 (Drew), Denver 27-21 (Luke)
Bengals at Jaguars: Cincinnati 27-10 (Drew), Cincinnati 24-17 (Luke)
Saints at Packers: Green Bay 30-26 (Drew), Green Bay 31-21 (Luke)
Redskins at Buccaneers: Washington 24-20 (Drew), Tampa Bay 23-21 (Luke)
Giants at Eagles: New York 26-24 (Drew), New York 27-23 (Luke)
Bears at Cowboys: Dallas 24-17 (Drew), Dallas 26-17 (Luke)
Towson at LSU: LSU 57-7 (Drew), LSU 56-10 (Luke)
Navy at San Jose State: Spartans 40-16 (Drew), Midshipmen 23-20 (Luke)
Morgan State at North Carolina A&T: Aggies 31-6 (Drew), Aggies 24-17 (Luke)
Glen Burnie at Southern: Gophers 30-10 (Drew), Bulldogs 21-20 (Luke)
Susquehannock at South Western: Mustangs 48-6 (Drew), Warriors 13-12 (Luke)

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 3

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 3

Posted on 26 September 2012 by Luke Jones

Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the dramatic 31-30 win over the New England Patriots in Week 3. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2012 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can hear our explanations HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Ed Reed
reed

6) Dannell Ellerbe
ellerbe

5) Ramon Harewood
harewood

4) Dennis Pitta
pitta

3) Ray Rice
rice

2) Torrey Smith
smith

1) Joe Flacco
flacco

Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

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Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 3

Posted on 21 September 2012 by Luke Jones

Here are this weekend’s picks as Drew Forrester and Luke Jones will pick every NFL game as well as local college football contests. And as a special treat, they pick their respective high schools’ games.

Drew Forrester and Luke Jones both finished 12-4 in Week 2. Forrester is 19-12 and Jones is 23-8 after two weeks of play. Official standings are only kept based on the NFL picks.

To hear their full explanations, click HERE.

Patriots at Ravens: New England 24-20 (Drew), New England 27-24 (Luke)
Giants at Panthers: Carolina 29-24 (Drew), New York 27-21 (Luke)
Rams at Bears: Chicago 23-20 (Drew), Chicago 24-17 (Luke)
Buccaneers at Cowboys: Dallas 34-10 (Drew), Dallas 27-17 (Luke)
49ers at Vikings: San Francisco 21-20 (Drew), San Francisco 27-21 (Luke)
Lions at Titans: Detroit 27-16 (Drew), Detroit 24-17 (Luke)
Bengals at Redskins: Washington 30-26 (Drew), Cincinnati 24-21 (Luke)
Jets at Dolphins: New York 24-13 (Drew), New York 17-16 (Luke)
Chiefs at Saints: New Orleans 37-17 (Drew), New Orleans 31-20 (Luke)
Bills at Browns: Cleveland 20-17 OT (Drew), Buffalo 24-16 (Luke)
Jaguars at Colts: Indianapolis 26-21 (Drew), Indianapolis 23-21 (Luke)
Eagles at Cardinals: Arizona 24-23 (Drew), Philadelphia 24-23 (Luke)
Falcons at Chargers: Atlanta 31-21 (Drew), San Diego 27-23 (Luke)
Texans at Broncos: Denver 26-24 (Drew), Denver 20-17 (Luke)
Steelers at Raiders: Pittsburgh 17-13 (Drew), Pittsburgh 21-16 (Luke)
Packers at Seahawks: Seattle 24-20 (Drew), Green Bay 27-20 (Luke)
Maryland at West Virginia: Mountaineers 57-13 (Drew), Mountaineers 48-14 (Luke)
St. Francis at Towson: Tigers 41-10 (Drew), Tigers 37-13 (Luke)
VMI at Navy: Midshipmen 30-20 (Drew), Midshipmen 23-17 (Luke)
Glen Burnie at Broadneck: Gophers 24-16 (Drew), Bruins 21-20 (Luke)
Central at Susquehannock: Warriors 19-16 (Drew), Warriors 20-17 (Luke)

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 2

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 2

Posted on 18 September 2012 by Luke Jones

Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 24-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2012 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

You can hear Luke’s explanation HERE while Drew’s list can be found HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Courtney Upshaw
Pitta

6) Lardarius Webb

5) Dennis Pitta
Pitta

4) Albert McClellan
McClellan

3) Marshal Yanda
yanda

2) Ray Rice
Rice

1) Justin Tucker
Tucker

Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …

7) Vonta Leach
Leach

6) Courtney Upshaw
upshaw

5) Bernard Pollard
Pollard

4) Lardarius Webb
Webb

3) Dennis Pitta
Pitta

2) Ray Rice
Rice

1) Justin Tucker
Tucker

SEASON TO DATE:
Luke Jones:
1. Ray Rice (12 points)
2. Marshal Yanda (9 points)
3. Dennis Pitta (8 points)
4. Joe Flacco (7 points)
4. Justin Tucker (7 points)
6. Albert McClellan (4 points)
7. Bernard Pollard (3 points)
8. Haloti Ngata (2 points)
8. Lardarius Webb (2 points)
10. Ray Lewis (1 point)
10. Courtney Upshaw (1 point)

Drew Forrester:
1. Dennis Pitta (10 points)
2. Justin Tucker (9 points)
2. Bernard Pollard (9 points)
4. Joe Flacco (7 points)
5. Ray Rice (6 points)
6. Ray Lewis (4 points)
6. Lardarius Webb (4 points)
8. Kelechi Osemele (3 points)
9. Courtney Upshaw (2 points)
10. Ramon Harewood (1 point)
10. Vonta Leach (1 point)

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 1

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens for Week 1

Posted on 12 September 2012 by Luke Jones

Below are our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens players in the 44-13 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 1. We’ll track our rankings throughout the 2012 season using the following point system:

No. 1 – 7 points
No. 2 – 6 points
No. 3 – 5 points
No. 4 – 4 points
No. 5 – 3 points
No. 6 – 2 points
No. 7 – 1 point

To hear our full explanation for our respective lists, click HERE.

Luke Jones’ Top 7 …

7) Ray Lewis
lewis

6) Haloti Ngata
ngata

5) Bernard Pollard
pollard

4) Marshal Yanda
yanda

3) Dennis Pitta
pitta

2) Ray Rice
rice

1) Joe Flacco
flacco

Drew Forrester’s Top 7 …
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Morning Reaction Picks and Comment – Week 1

Posted on 07 September 2012 by Luke Jones

Here are the weekend picks as Drew Forrester and Luke Jones pick every NFL game as well as local college football contests each week.

Official standings are only kept based on the NFL picks. To hear the full segment during Friday’s edition of The Morning Reaction, click HERE.

Bengals at Ravens: Baltimore 26-13 (Drew), Baltimore 24-21 (Luke)
Colts at Bears: Chicago 27-10 (Drew), Chicago 27-13 (Luke)
Eagles at Browns: Philadelphia 23-17 (Drew), Philadelphia 27-21 (Luke)
Bills at Jets: Buffalo 17-16 (Drew), Buffalo 24-20 (Luke)
Redskins at Saints: New Orleans 30-17 (Drew), New Orleans 31-20 (Luke)
Patriots at Titans: New England 27-21 (Drew), New England 34-21 (Luke)
Jaguars at Vikings: Jacksonville 19-17 (Drew), Minnesota 20-14 (Luke)
Dolphins at Texans: Houston 23-20 (Drew), Houston 31-14 (Luke)
Rams at Lions: Detroit 33-13 (Drew), Detroit 31-16 (Luke)
Falcons at Chiefs: Kansas City 17-14 (Drew), Atlanta 27-24 (Luke)
49ers at Packers: Green Bay 24-20 (Drew), Green Bay 31-21 (Luke)
Panthers at Buccaneers: Carolina 27-9 (Drew), Carolina 24-17 (Luke)
Seahawks at Cardinals: Seattle 20-17 (Drew), Arizona 23-20 (Luke)
Steelers at Broncos: Denver 20-13 (Drew), Denver 24-20 (Luke)
Chargers at Raiders: Oakland 20-16 (Drew), San Diego 24-23 (Luke)
Maryland at Temple: Owls 34-6 (Drew), Owls 28-10 (Luke)
Morgan State at Buffalo: Bulls 37-20 (Drew), Bulls 31-14 (Luke)
North County at Glen Burnie: Gophers 24-19 (Drew), Knights 21-20 (Luke)
Susquehannock at Spring Grove: Rockets 40-16 (Drew), Warriors 17-16 (Luke)

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Morning Reaction 2012 NFL Predictions

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Morning Reaction 2012 NFL Predictions

Posted on 05 September 2012 by Luke Jones

With the Dallas Cowboys and the New York Giants kicking off the 2012 season on Wednesday night, Drew Forrester and I looked into our crystal ball for our predictions on how the NFL division races will look and who will be hoisting the Vince Lombardi trophy in New Orleans on Feb. 3, 2013.

We’ve listed our records for the projected division-winning teams — without scientifically going through the schedule and picking each individual game — and an asterisk (*) denotes the teams earning wild card berths.

To hear the entire prediction segment on Wednesday’s edition of The Morning Reaction, click HERE.

DREW FORRESTER’S PREDICTIONS

NFC East
New York Giants (10-6)
Dallas
Philadelphia
Washington

NFC South
Atlanta (11-5)
*New Orleans (10-6)
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco (12-4)
Seattle
St. Louis
Arizona

NFC North
Green Bay (12-4)
*Detroit (10-6)
Chicago
Minnesota

AFC East
New England (13-3)
Buffalo
New York Jets
Miami

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianapolis

AFC West
Kansas City (10-6)
*Denver (9-7)
Oakland
San Diego

AFC North
Cincinnati (10-6)
*Baltimore (9-7)
Pittsburgh
Cleveland

LUKE JONES’ PREDICTIONS

NFC East
New York Giants (11-5)
*Philadelphia (10-6)
Dallas
Washington

NFC South
Atlanta (11-5)
New Orleans
Carolina
Tampa Bay

NFC West
San Francisco (12-4)
Seattle
Arizona
St. Louis

NFC North
Green Bay (13-3)
*Detroit (11-5)
Chicago
Minnesota

AFC East
New England (14-2)
*Buffalo (9-7)
New York Jets
Miami

AFC South
Houston (12-4)
Tennessee
Jacksonville
Indianapolis

AFC West
Denver (10-6)
San Diego
Kansas City
Oakland

AFC North
Baltimore (10-6)
*Pittsburgh (10-6)
Cincinnati
Cleveland

CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP PICKS

Drew Forrester
NFC: Green Bay over Atlanta
AFC: New England over Houston

Luke Jones
NFC: Green Bay over Detroit
AFC: New England over Houston

SUPER BOWL PICKS
Drew Forrester: New England over Green Bay, 27-23
Luke Jones: Green Bay over New England, 41-35

LEAGUE MVP
Drew Forrester: Peyton Manning
Luke Jones: Aaron Rodgers

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens to watch in the preseason

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Morning Reaction Tuesday Top 7 Ravens to watch in the preseason

Posted on 07 August 2012 by Luke Jones

With the Ravens preparing to play their preseason opener in Atlanta on Thursday night, Drew Forrester and I have selected our Tuesday Top 7 Ravens/position battles to watch in August.

To hear the full explanation of our picks, click HERE.

Drew Forrester’s Top 7…

7) Third tight end battle
Drew

6) Reserve wide receivers
Williams

5) Ramon Harewood
Harewood

4) Sergio Kindle
Kindle

3) Pernell McPhee
McPhee

2) Jah Reid
Reid

1) Justin Tucker/Billy Cundiff
Tucker

Luke Jones’ Top 7…

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