Faith in former Seahawk quarterback Matt Flynn and the Green Bay Packers has kept Vidette reporter David Haerle alive in The Daily World Pro Football Forecasting Contest.
Correction: A lack of faith in Dallas quarterback Tony Romo and the Cowboy defense has kept Vidette reporter David Haerle alive in The Daily World Pro Football Forecasting Contest.
Green Bay’s monumental comeback victory over the self-destructing Cowboys enabled Haerle to reduce Sports Editor Rick Anderson’s lead in the season standings. With a 9-6 record last week, Haerle now trails Anderson (8-7 last week, 135-75-1 overall) by two games.
Daily World sports writer Rob Burns, also 9-6, still maintains faint comeback hopes eight games off the pace with two weeks remaining.
This shapes up as a potentially pivotal week. Anderson differs with Haerle on four outcomes and with Burns on five games this week.
Seeking no worse than a 9-7 record this week is guest forecaster Mark Bannish. That would enable him to beat the 8-7 mark posted by his twin brother Matt, who was last week’s guest.
An all-state football and basketball player at Willapa Valley High School prior to his 1981 graduation, Bannish was a three-year starter in football at Central Washington University.
A custodial engineer at Willapa Valley, Bannish coaches junior high football and boys basketball at Valley.
The panel unanimously forecasts a Seattle Seahawk victory at home over Arizona on Sunday.
GAME ANDERSON BURNS HAERLE BANNISH
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