NFL 2022 – What a time to be a Philadelphia sports fan!
My Philadelphia Eagles are legitimate. They are 4-0, the only undefeated team in the NFL and lead the NFC East. They have had stress-free wins. (I didn’t watch last Sunday’s Jaguars-Eagles game because I was traveling to Army West Point to cover the Union College men’s game against the Black Knights. The only stress I had was dealing with the traffic jam driving south on the Thruway.)
On the other hand, my Philadelphia Phillies have stressed me out. But on Monday night, I was celebrating when they beat the Houston Astros to clinch the final National League wild card spot. For the first time since 2011, I get to enjoy postseason baseball.
That could set up an interesting scenario Sunday. The Eagles visit the Arizona Cardinals for a 4:25 p.m. game, and the Phillies could be playing a deciding Game 3 in the wild-card round against the St. Louis Cardinals at 8:37. It could be a long day. It could be a joyful day. We shall see.
I had a nice Week 4 with my NFL picks, going 11-5. Gazette colleague Adam Shinder was 9-7. I am 33-30-1. Shinder is 37-26-1.
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Here are my Week 5 picks.
Denver 13, Indianapolis 7
Green Bay 28, N.Y. Giants 17
Buffalo 31, Pittsburgh 14
L.A. Chargers 30, Cleveland 20
Jacksonville 40, Houston 10
Minnesota 24, Chicago 17
New England 20, Detroit 17
Seattle 35, New Orleans 28
N.Y. Jets 24, Miami 20
Tampa Bay 27, Atlanta 24
Tennessee 24, Washington 10
San Francisco 34, Carolina 13
Philadelphia 38, Arizona 20
Dallas 25, L.A. Rams 17
Baltimore 27, Cincinnati 20
Kansas City 34, Las Vegas 17
WEEK 5 TV SCHEDULE
(Subject to change)
Amazon Prime Video — Indianapolis at Denver, 8:15 p.m. (Al Michaels, Kirk Herbstreit, Kaylee Hartung).
NFL Network — N.Y. Giants vs. Green Bay at London, 9:30 a.m. (Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin and Stacy Dales).
FOX23 (WXXA) — Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. (Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver); Dallas at L.A. Rams, 4:25 p.m. (Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews and Tom Rinaldi).
CBS6 (WRGB) and Paramount+ — Pittsburgh at Buffalo, 1 p.m. (Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson).
DirectTV NFL Sunday Ticket — Chicago at Minnesota, 1 p.m. (Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink); Seattle at New Orleans, 1 p.m. (Brandon Gaudin, Matt Millen, Megan Olivi); Detroit at New England, 1 p.m. (Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake); Miami at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. (Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins); Tennessee at Washington, 1 p.m. (Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Amanda Renner); L.A. Chargers at Cleveland, 1 p.m. (Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuletta, A.J. Ross); Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. (Spero Dedes, Jay Feely, Aditi Kinkhabwala); San Francisco at Carolina, 4:05 p.m. (Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn); Philadelphia at Arizona, 4:25 p.m. (Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jennifer Hale).
NBC13 (WNYT) and Peacock — Cincinnati at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. (Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark).
ESPN and ESPN+ — Las Vegas at Kansas City, 8:15 p.m. (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters).