WASHINGTON - As a part of a new weekly feature, Chef Geoff Tracy, the eponymous founder of four regional restaurants, stopped by the studio on Friday to share his predictions for the outcome of NFL week 1 games with WTOP's Mark Lewis and Debbie Feinstein.
Here's what the celebrity culinary expert see on the gridiron, along with our anchors:
"This would not be the game you'd want to open up the season for RGIII"
"It's going to be a low-scoring game, as it always is against the Ravens"
"These are two very good teams, it's going to be an awesome game to watch."
Disclaimer: I know nothing about the NFL other than the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens are local teams.
That said, here are my picks:
Redskins 14, Saints 34
I'm picking New Orleans because the food ROCKS!
Ravens lose to Bengals just to be contrary, 13 to 21
Green Bay beats San Fran 24-17. I love drinking wine in San Francisco, but Charles Woodson makes a mean Cabernet Sauvignon too. I'm torn, but have to go with the home team.
Redskins/Saints: It pains me to say this, but I'm picking the Saints. 31-20. The Saints are a veteran team with a chip on their shoulder after the "bounty-gate" suspensions. And, they are playing at home. With big changes for the Skins in the secondary and questions AGAIN along the offensive line, I'm uncertain if the Burgundy & Gold have enough in game No. 1. Ugh.
Ravens/Bengals: Cincy is eager for a win in Baltimore after dropping 3 straight. But the Ravens win at home.
49ers/Packers: This should be a good one. 49ers should be strong on defense again and they've upgraded on offense. And even though I still have questions about the Green Bay defense, I gotta go with the Packers at Lambeau. I think Packers win in a close one…20-17.
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