Daily World Grid Guessers for Wednesday, Nov. 27

Among their other blessings on the Thanksgiving holiday, members of The Daily World Pro Football Contest panel can be thankful that last week is behind them.

Aided by New England’s dramatic overtime win over Denver, Sports Editor Rick Anderson was the only panelist to compile a winning record last week — and his 7-5-1 mark was far from eye-popping.

It did, however, enable him to regain a tie for the overall lead with Vidette reporter David Haerle (6-6-1) at 103-61-1. Sports writer Rob Burns (4-8-1) slipped seven games off the pace. Ironically, Burns was the lone permanent panelist to correctly pick the Lock of the Week — a distinction that might help him if he makes one of his patented late-season charges to gain a title tie.

Guest forecaster Terry Dion, who also tabbed the Lock of the Week, had a 6-6-1 record.

Making his bid for an unprecedented third Guest Forecaster of the Year award is Hoquiam boys basketball coach Curtis Eccles. He shared last year’s honor with Grizzly football coach Rick Moore and has a previous undisputed award to his credit.

Although best known for basketball, Eccles has an extensive gridiron background. He recently completed his fifth season as a Hoquiam Middle School football coach and previously was a Grizzly assistant. Eccles also played on Castle Rock’s 1988 state 1A championship team.

His two favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints, are colliding Monday at CenturyLink Field. He said will be recording that game, since the Grizzlies open their hoop season that night.

The panel unanimously forecasts a Seahawk victory over the Saints.


Packers-Lions Lions Lions Lions Packers

Raiders-Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys Cowboys

Steelers-Ravens Steelers Steelers Ravens Steelers

Jaguars-Browns Browns Jaguars Browns Browns

Titans-Colts Colts Colts Colts Colts

Bears-Vikings Bears Bears Bears Vikings

Dolphins-Jets Dolphins Dolphins Jets Jets

Cards-Eagles Eagles Cards Eagles Cards

Bucs-Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers

Patriots-Texans Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots

Falcons-Bills Bills Bills Bills Bills

Rams-49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers 49ers

Broncos-Chiefs Broncos Broncos Chiefs Broncos

Bengals-Chargers Bengals Chargers Chargers Chargers

Giants-Redskins Giants Giants Giants Giants

Saints-Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks Seahawks

Lock of Week: Panthers Patriots Patriots Patriots


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