NFL 2020: Week 16 picks, TV schedule

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Ben DiNucci during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 1. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
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Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox sacks Dallas Cowboys quarterback Ben DiNucci during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field on Nov. 1. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

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Decisions, decisions.

What to get my wife for Christmas? Nah, that’s easy.

Do I pick my NFC East basement-dwelling Eagles to beat the third-place, and much-hated, Cowboys on Sunday? Or is trying to take the lead over Gazette news columnist Sara Foss in our NFL picks competition more important?

Sara and I each had a good Week 15, going 12-4. Our records are 148-75-1 heading into the penultimate week of the NFL season.

Jalen Hurts has looked good since replacing Carson Wentz as the Eagles starting quarterback. But there are some fans (my son included) who would rather see the Eagles lose so that they can get a higher draft pick.

But with Howie Roseman still serving as the general manager, can you really trust him to make the right pick? Judging his draft history, I can’t trust him.

The Eagles fan in me would NEVER pick them to lose to the Cowboys. However, Sara has won this competition the last two years. I don’t want her making it a three-peat. Therefore, I must go with my head and not my heart this week.

Forgive me, Eagles Nation.

You can play The Daily Gazette U Pick ‘Em Football Contest by going to https://dailygazetteprofootball.upickem.net/.

Here are my Week 16 picks.

FRIDAY

New Orleans 24, Minnesota 21

SATURDAY

Tampa Bay 37, Detroit 21

Arizona 27, San Francisco 20

Miami 28, Las Vegas 24

SUNDAY

Cleveland 35, N.Y. Jets 20

Kansas City 31, Atlanta 17

Indianapolis 28, Pittsburgh 19

Chicago 20, Jacksonville 7

Baltimore 31, N.Y. Giants 14

Houston 20, Cincinnati 17

Washington 21, Carolina 14

L.A. Chargers 25, Denver 18

Seattle 30, L.A. Rams 20

Dallas 34, Philadelphia 24

Green Bay 35, Tennessee 31

MONDAY

Buffalo 31, New England 13

WEEK 16 TV SCHEDULE

(Announcers, games subject to change)

FRIDAY

FOX23 (WXXA), NFL Network and Amazon Prime Video — Minnesota at New Orleans, 4 p.m. (FOX and NFL Network: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink; Amazon: Hannah Storm, Andrea Kremer).

SATURDAY

NFL Network — Detroit at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Lindsay Czarniak); Miami at Las Vegas, 8:15 p.m. (Joe Davis, Kurt Warner, Melissa Stark).

Amazon Prime Video and Twitch — San Francisco at Arizona, 4:30 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Sherree Burruss).

SUNDAY

FOX23 — N.Y. Giants at Baltimore, 1 p.m. (Kevin Kugler, Chris Spielman, Laura Okmin); Philadelphia at Dallas, 4:25 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake).

CBS6 (WRGB) — Indianapolis at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).

NBC13 (WNYT) — Tennessee at Green Bay, 8:20 p.m. (Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya).

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Cleveland at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Chicago at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Rich Gannon, Jay Feely); Atlanta at Kansas City, 1 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Cincinnati at Houston, 1 p.m. (Chris Myers, Greg Jennings, Jennifer Hale); Denver at L.A. Chargers, 4:05 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Adam Archuletta, Amanda Balionis); Carolina at Washington, 4:05 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); L.A. Rams at Seattle, 4:25 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews).

MONDAY

ESPN and ABC10 (WTEN) — Buffalo at New England, 8:15 p.m. (Steve Levy, Brain Griese and Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters).

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