After going through 15 weeks of its calendar, the National Football League remains as unpredictable as gifts under the tree. One of the clearest examples is the Detroit Lions who, after a 1-6 start, have managed to change their losing roots to now boast a 7-7 record. The little autumn kitten turned into a strong December lion.
If the Lions’ new face doesn’t surprise you, I can tell you that we’re coming off a weekend where three teams rallied from 17-point deficits to win the game, including a victory for the Vikings, who came back from behind. of 33 points to defeat the Colts. Never in a single week in the 103-year history of the NFL have so many teams come back from 17 or more points in victories.
There is no rivalry that commands more attention this Christmas Eve than the one between the Eagles and the Cowboys on Saturday.
Mounted with the best record in the NFL, the Eagles enter AT&T tasked with securing the NFC East title; a victory separates them. If Philadelphia manages to add in the W column, they’ll also get a first-round bye in the postseason as they guarantee the best record in the NFC.
The big problem for the Eagles is that they won’t have quarterback Jalen Hurts, who sprained his throwing shoulder. Although the injury is not serious, the Eagles would rest their best man to avoid risking their presence on the postseason map.
The Cowboys have nine touchdown passes since Week 12, tied for third in the NFL. The Eagles have allowed eight TD passes since Week 12, tied for second in the NFL.
The Cowboys, who are already in the postseason as well, will try to drag out the divisional fight further.
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