95.7 The Game’s 2018 NFL staff survey

All your favorite hosts offer up their football predictions

Karl Buscheck
September 07, 2018 - 12:57 pm

There’s no better way to get ready for the 2018 NFL season than with the staff at 95.7 The Game.

We asked 13 different hosts eight quick-hit questions pertaining to the season and have tallied all the results. Here are the eight categories that make up the survey:

*Jimmy or Derek

*Kyle or Jon

*49ers Record

*Raiders Record

*Bay Area MVP

*Bay Area Dud

*Bold Prediction

*Super Bowl Pick

Some of the responses were bold, some were entertaining and some just make you tilt your head in surprise.

The most polarizing question was a simple one: Kyle or Jon?

The answers were unequivocal.

All 13 hosts took Shanahan over the $100-million man.

Jimmy or Derek was another noteworthy question. Only two hosts went with Derek. So, 84.6 percent are going with Jimmy G.

And now, let’s get down to the survey itself:

 

Joe Fortenbaugh

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 7-9  

Raiders Record: 6-10

Bay Area MVP: Jimmy

Bay Area Dud: Doug Martin

Bold Prediction: The Raiders will leave the Bay Area after this season.

Super Bowl Pick:​ Chargers over Rams

 

Lorenzo Neal

Jimmy or Derek: Derek

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 7-9

Raiders Record: 10-6

Bay Area ​MVP: Derek

Bay Area Dud: Arik Armstead

Bold Prediction: Raiders will make the playoffs without Khalil Mack.

Super Bowl Pick: Rams

 

Dan Dibley

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 8-8

Raiders Record: 7-9 — Niners win the head-to-head matchup, keying the better record.

Bay Area ​MVP: Jerick McKinnon. He will be a dual-threat out of the backfield for an improved Niner offense.*

Bay Area Dud: Marshawn Lynch. Father Time is undefeated.

Bold Prediction: There will be an NFL game that features more than 100 combined points. In fact, the record of 113 total points in a game will be broken as defenses are left powerless in the "new" NFL.

Super Bowl Pick: Saints beat Patriots 38-35

*Ouch. Dibs made this pick before McKinnon tore his ACL.

 

Anna Kagarakis

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 9-7  

Raiders Record: 8-8

Bay Area MVP(s): Marquise Goodwin (49ers) and Maurice Hurst (Raiders)

Bay Area Dud(s): Solomon Thomas (49ers) and Amari Cooper (Raiders)

Bold Prediction(s): 49ers will be a wild-card team and Bruce Irvin will tally double-digit sacks.

Super Bowl Pick: Saints beat the Chargers

Matt Steinmetz

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 8-8

Raiders Record: 7-9

Bay Area MVP: Garoppolo

Bay Area Dud: Jordy Nelson

Bold Prediction: Marshawn Lynch won’t finish the season on Raiders.

Super Bowl Pick: Eagles

 

Daryle “The Guru” Johnson

Jimmy or Derek: Derek. Bounce-back time.

Kyle or Jon: Kyle. He is one of the good young minds of the game.  Best Offensive play caller in the game. Gruden is a big mystery.  

49ers Record: 7-9

Raiders Record: 8-8

Bay Area MVP: Reuben Foster will miss two games but I saw enough in pre-season that he’s put past transgressions behind him and he will be a BEAST!!!

Bay Area Dud: Jon Gruden. Think he was behind the Mack deal.  Questions about the game passing him by could be true.  

Bold Prediction: Jimmy G will be a Pro Bowler.

Super Bowl Pick: Pats beat the Rams

 

Bonta Hill

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 8-8

Raiders Record: 6-10

Bay Area MVP: DeForest Buckner

Bay Area Dud: Gruden

Bold Prediction: AJ McCarron will be starting games at the end of the year.

Super Bowl Pick: Saints

 

Damon Bruce

Jimmy or Derek: Gucci Gang.

Kyle or Jon: The Shanahan.

49ers Record: Niners rally to win 9 ...

Raiders Record: 7 wins.

Bay Area MVP: Better be Gucci... He's here to be transformative.

Bay Area Dud: Solomon Thomas

Bold Prediction: Khalil Mack wins DPOY (again)

Super Bowl Prediction: Rams over Jags

Gianna Franco

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy G

Kyle or Jon: Kyle Shanahan

49ers Record: 9-7

Raiders Record: 6-10

Bay Area MVP: Jimmy G

Bay Area Dud: Solomon Thomas

Bold Prediction: Chargers win the AFC West

Super Bowl Pick: Atlanta Falcons

 

John Dickinson

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy over Derek — but it’s close.

Kyle or Jon: Kyle over Jon because he’s got that simpatico approach with John Lynch? Jon and Reggie? Not so much.

49ers record: 10-6

Raiders record: 8-8

Bay MVP: Jimmy Garoppolo

Bay Dud: 49ers pass rush

Bold Prediction: 49ers go 7-1 at home

Super Bowl Pick: Packers over Steelers

Matt Kolsky

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers record: 10-6

Raiders Record: 9-7... You know what, make the Raiders 6-10 for me. They’re awful.

Bay Area MVP: Khalil Mack… Make that Jimmy Garoppolo.

Bay Area Dud: Jon Gruden

Bold Prediction: Alfred Morris leads the Bay in rushing yards.

Super Bowl Pick: Patriots v. Packers, Aaron Rodgers wins.

 

Rick Tittle

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers record: 8-8

Raiders Record: 7-9

Bay Area MVP: Jimmy

Bay Area Dud: Martavis Bryant*

Bold Prediction: Alfred Morris 1,000 yards.

Super Bowl Pick: Vikings

*Rick made this call before the Raiders cut the receiver.

 

Mychael Urban

Jimmy or Derek: Jimmy G

Kyle or Jon: Kyle

49ers Record: 9-7

Raiders Record: 8-8

Bay Area MVP: Jimmy G

Bay Area Dud: Everyone in Oakland associated with trading Khalil Mack.

Bold Prediction: Alfred Morris is a Pro Bowler.

Super Bowl Pick: J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets!

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