Eagles Wake-Up Call: NFL Picks Week 12
Now that Week 10 of the 2016 NFL season is over, let’s take a look at the updated standings in our weekly NFL game predictions. Josh is still in the lead with BLG and Chris right behind him, while the readers are at the bottom of the pack
Every Thursday, the Birds 24/7 staff will predict the winners of each and every game. We’re also inviting you, the readers, to get involved by voting in the polls below. We’ll take your favorites to win each game and log them in the “Readers” column in the prediction table. We’ll tally the results along the way and see who comes out on top at the end of the season. Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments.
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|PIT @ IND||PIT||PIT||PIT||Vote|
|TEN @ CHI||TEN||TEN||TEN||Vote|
|JAX @ BUF||BUF||BUF||BUF||Vote|
|CIN @ BAL||BAL||BAL||BAL||Vote|
|AZ @ ATL||ATL||ATL||ATL||Vote|
|NYG @ CLE||CLE||NYG||NYG||Vote|
|LA @ NO||NO||NO||NO||Vote|
|SF @ MIA||MIA||MIA||MIA||Vote|
|SD @ HOU||HOU||HOU||HOU||Vote|
|SEA @ TB||SEA||SEA||SEA||Vote|
|NE @ NYJ||NE||NE||NE||Vote|
|CAR @ OAK||OAK||OAK||OAK||Vote|
|KC @ DEN||DEN||DEN||KC||Vote|
|GB @ PHI||PHI||PHI||PHI||Vote|
WHAT YOU MISSED
Eagles All-22: Breaking down the film to see how Carson Wentz is coming along.
Doug Pederson remains unsure about benching Nelson Agholor for the Packers game.
NFL playoff picture: BLG explains how the Eagles can make the postseason.
WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
Jason Kelce was great against the Seahawks, PhillyVoice’s Jimmy Kempski writes.
The Eagles love Kelce’s smarts and have credited him with making life easier on Carson Wentz by making correct line calls before the snap. However, it is unknown whether they would prefer a bulkier center who can move defenders in the run game, or if they prefer Kelce’s skill set which allows him to get to the edges on screens and sweeps. Against the Seattle Seahawks last Sunday, Kelce had a great game.
[…] While he has committed a somewhat alarming number of penalties and will struggle against bigger DTs, Kelce has yet to allow a sack all season long, and he certainly has his good moments, like the ones shown above.
If the Eagles were to cut or trade Kelce next offseason, they would save $3,800,000 of his $6,200,000 cap number in 2017. I don’t see that happening.
Paul Turner says the wait has been difficult, but it’s made him a better player, reports CSN Philly’s Dave Zangaro.
This summer, Paul Turner caught an NFL-high 17 passes during the preseason on his way to becoming a cult hero among Eagles fans, who have been clamoring for him all season.
Fans got their wish Monday, when Turner was promoted from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.
And according to Turner, he’s an even better player now than the one fans remember.
“I think so,” Turner said by his locker on Wednesday afternoon. “I think I’ve worked on little things day in and day out. Going against guys like that each and every day on the practice squad, it just makes you be a better player. Or else you’ll go out there and they’ll dog you each and every day. I think that’s helped me become a better player overall.”