Being a fan of an NFC East team is taking years off of your life.
Trust me, I know. I live and die every week with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The division has struggled in recent years, but this season could be hysterical — I mean, historical.
Right now, the four teams that comprise the NFC East (Eagles, Dallas Cowboys, New York Giants and Washington Football Team) are a combined 5-18-1. That’s a losing percentage of .771.
This week, the NFC East teams face each other. The Eagles host the Giants on Thursday, and the Cowboys visit Washington on Sunday. Sadly, FOX23 (WXXA) will televise these potentially bad games.
That my Eagles (1-4-1) are just a half-game behind the division-leading Cowboys (2-5), who looked pitiful Monday night against the Arizona Cardinals, boggles my mind. That the Eagles were a 2-point conversion away from tying the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday, after trailing 17-0, gives me a little hope.
Speaking of hope, I gained a game on Gazette columnist Sara Foss in our NFL picks competition. I went 9-5 in Week 6 to improve to 59-31-1. Sara was 8-6 to go to 62-28-1.
You can play The Daily Gazette U Pick ‘Em Football Contest by going to https://dailygazetteprofootball.upickem.net/.
Here are my Week 7 picks.
Philadelphia 24, N.Y. Giants 10
Atlanta 28, Detroit 20
Cleveland 21, Cincinnati 20
New Orleans 34, Carolina 24
Buffalo 31, N.Y. Jets 0
Dallas 14, Washington 13
Green Bay 35, Houston 28
Pittsburgh 28, Tennessee 24
Seattle 38, Arizona 35
Kansas City 31, Denver 14
San Francisco 27, New England 20
L.A. Chargers 24, Jacksonville 13
Tampa Bay 35, Las Vegas 30
L.A. Rams 27, Chicago 17
WEEK 7 TV SCHEDULE
(Announcers, games subject to change)
UPDATE at 5:37 p.m.: The Sunday night game will now be Seattle at Arizona. The original Sunday night game, Tampa Bay at Las Vegas, has been moved to 4:05 p.m. on FOX.
FOX23, NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).
CBS6 (WRGB) — Buffalo at N.Y. Jets at Miami, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely); San Francisco at New England, 4:25 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
FOX23 — Dallas at Washington at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. (Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver).
NBC13 (WNYT) — Seattle at Arizona, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuletta); Pittsburgh at Tennessee, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Carolina at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin); Detroit at Atlanta, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Greg Jennings and Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale); Green Bay at Houston, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); Tampa Bay at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Jacksonville at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss); Kansas City at Denver, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins).
ESPN — Chicago at L.A. Rams , 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).