I would like to congratulate the New York Giants on winning the NFC (L)East after beating my pitiful Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday at MetLife Stadium.
Yes, I know that the Eagles are still (somehow) in first place in the division.
But the way they played coming out of the bye week gives me no reason to think they are going to win the division — and some of the offensive calls coach Doug Pederson made were disgusting, especially going for two while down four.
Why not kick the extra point to make it a one-possession game?
No, #DumbDoug (which I posted on Twitter while following the game) went with analytics, believing it was a better way to win the game. Naturally, the conversion failed.
Soon, #DumbDoug will change to #FireDoug.
And the Eagles’ loss cost me against Gazette news columnist Sara Foss. Sara picked the Giants to win as part of her 10-4 week. She is now 100-46-1 after Week 10. I went 9-5 to go to 97-49-1.
You can play The Daily Gazette U Pick ‘Em Football Contest by going to https://dailygazetteprofootball.upickem.net/.
Here are my Week 11 picks.
Seattle 34, Arizona 31
Cleveland 34, Philadelphia 17
New Orleans 27, Atlanta 25
Washington 21, Cincinnati 14
Detroit 28, Carolina 20
Pittsburgh 40, Jacksonville 10
Baltimore 26, Tennessee 21
New England 29, Houston 18
L.A. Chargers 31, N.Y. Jets 10
Miami 30, Denver 12
Green Bay 27, Indianapolis 24
Minnesota 34, Dallas 26
Kansas City 31, Las Vegas 21
Tampa Bay 38, L.A. Rams 28
WEEK 11 TV SCHEDULE
(Announcers, games subject to change)
FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — Arizona at Seattle, 8:20 p.m. (FOX/NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).
FOX23 — Philadelphia at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Green Bay at Indianapolis, 4:25 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews).
CBS6 (WRGB) — Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn).
NBC13 (WNYT) — Kansas City at Las Vegas, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Cincinnati at Washington, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuletta); New England at Houston, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, A.J. Ross); Tennessee at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson); Atlanta at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Detroit at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin); Miami at Denver, 4:05 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); N.Y. Jets at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely); Dallas at Minnesota, 4:25 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake).
ESPN — L.A. Rams at Tampa Bay, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).