I had some good news in Week 16. I had a better record than Gazette news columnist in our NFL picks, and my Philadelphia Eagles took control of the NFC East by beating the hated Dallas Cowboys.
But my 12-4 record wasn't enough to cut heavily into Sara's lead. Sara went 11-5. She is three games ahead of me heading into the final week of the regular season. Sara is 157-82-1, while I am 154-85-1.
I will gladly accept losing to Sara just as long as my Eagles take care of business Sunday by beating the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium and clinch the NFC East title. My son Steven and I are heading down to the game, so I hope to see many of my fellow Eagles fans there.
Sara will post her picks later on her Thinking It Through blog.
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Here are my Week 17 selections.
Philadelphia 28, N.Y. Giants 14
Baltimore 20, Piitsburgh 10
New Orleans 34, Carolina 7
Cleveland 14, Cincinnati 13
Dallas 20, Washington 17
Green Bay 40, Detroit 13
Houston 23, Tennessee 17
Indianapolis 24, Jacksonville 8
Kansas City 40, L.A. Chargers 16
Minnesota 21, Chicago 14
New England 45, Miami 20
Atlanta 24, Tampa Bay 21
Buffalo 27, N.Y. Jets 10
Oakland 28, Denver 27
L.A. Rams 29, Arizona 26
San Francisco 35, Seattle 31
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