My Philadelphia Eagles won’t be winning the NFC East this season, and they aren’t going to the playoffs.
But on Tuesday, they made the last month of the season more meaningful for me. Eagles coach Doug Peterson announced that Jalen Hurts will be the starting quarterback Sunday, when the Eagles face the New Orleans Saints. Hurts replaced starter Carson Wentz early in the second half of last Sunday’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. Hurts looked OK, and he gave the team some energy. Now, he will get a chance to audition for the full-time job going into 2021.
Does that mean Wentz is done in Philadelphia? No.
Has he been bad this season? Yes.
Is it all his fault? No.
The offensive live has been in shambles. Receivers aren’t separating themselves from the defenders. Peterson has made some very questionable calls, and he doesn’t run the ball enough.
I don’t think the Eagles will win another game this season. Whose fault will that be? I think it will be the fault of Peterson and general manager Howie Roseman, who failed the team’s needs on offense.
I had a good Week 13 with my picks, and I’m closing in on Gazette news columnist Sara Foss. I went 10-5 to go to 126-65-1. Sara Foss was at 9-6. She is 127-64-1.
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Here are my Week 14 picks.
L.A. Rams 28, New England 21
Houston 24, Chicago 16
Dallas 27, Cincinnati 24
Kansas City 34, Miami 20
N.Y. Giants 20, Arizona 17
Tampa Bay 30, Minnesota 20
Carolina 17, Denver 10
Tennessee 35, Jacksonville 14
Indianapolis 28, Las Vegas 27
Seattle 21, N.Y. Jets 14
New Orleans 37, Philadelphia 13
Atlanta 31, L.A. Chargers 10
Washington 26, Arizona 19
Green Bay 31, Detroit 17
Buffalo 24, Pittsburgh 21
Cleveland 28, Baltimore 23
WEEK 14 TV SCHEDULE
(Announcers, games subject to change)
FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime — New England at L.A. Rams, 8:20 p.m. (FOX and NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).
FOX23 (WXXA) — Arizona at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m.(Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); New Orleans at Philadelphia, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver).
CBS6 (WRGB) — Kansas City at Miami, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
NBC13 (WNYT) — Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).
DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews); Houston at Chicago, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Denver at Carolina, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, A.J. Ross); Tennessee at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuletta); Dallas at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin); N.Y. Jets at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Sherree Burruss); Indianapolis at Las Vegas, 4:05 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Green Bay at Detroit, 4:25 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Washington vs. San Francisco at Glendale, Ariz., 4:25 p.m. (Chris Myers, Brock Huard, Jennifer Hale); Atlanta at L.A. Chargers, 4:25 p.m. (Joe Davis/Greg Jennings).
ESPN — Baltimore at Cleveland, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).