The Philadelphia Eagles discovered a new franchise quarterback, while Kansas City continued their dominance, and the Steelers lost their second in a row. Check out what happened in Week 14 so you can continue placing your bets against our NFL odds!
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Jalen Hurts leads Eagles to upset win over Saints
On Sunday, Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson benched Carson Wentz for former Alabama and Oklahoma star Jalen Hurts. It turned out to be the perfect move as Hurts led the Eagles to an upset win over the Saints.
Jalen threw for 167 and a TD, rushed for 106, and kept the best defense in the NFL guessing all afternoon. After the game, Pederson said he couldn’t commit to a starter for Week 15, but there’s no way he benches Hurts versus the Arizona Cardinals.
Hurts is yet another running quarterback. He’s got skills similar to Sunday’s starter for the Saints, Taysom Hill. Hurts and Hill are similar. Both are big, strong, athletic players who can both run and throw the football.
Jalen may have a slight edge over Taysom in the sense that he played in a pro-like college system at both Alabama and Oklahoma. For the Crimson Tide, Jalen played wide receiver, tight-end, and running back in addition to playing quarterback.
Even if the Eagles don’t make the playoffs with Hurts under center, Wentz will be in a different uniform next season. The Chicago Bears and Jacksonville Jaguars have probably already called wondering what it would take for the Eagles to trade Carson.
Steelers lose their second in a row
Suddenly, the awesome Pittsburgh Steelers aren’t looking so awesome. For the second game in a row, the Steelers lost. This time, Pittsburgh dropped a contest against a fellow AFC contender, the Buffalo Bills.
The Steelers loss gave the Cleveland Browns some hope. Cleveland is 9-3 and a game behind Pittsburgh in the NFC North. If the Browns can beat the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, they’ll keep pace with Pittsburgh.
Right now, Cleveland, and even Baltimore, look better than the Steelers. Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger has a bum knee. Ben’s on fumes. It’s only a matter of time before he must sit out a few weeks.
Not only that but the defense hasn’t stopped opposing offenses. Every team slows down at some point during the season. Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, it looks like they’re slowing down at the wrong time.
Washington takes over in NFC East
The Washington Football Team won their fourth in a row and are now in sole possession of the NFC East. If the WFT can win out, beat the Seahawks, Panthers, and Eagles, they’ll win the division and become the fourth seed in the NFC Playoffs.
What are the chances of Washington running the table? Sounds crazy, but it’s not bad. Seattle is the toughest opponent, but the WFT’s defensive line can contain Russell Wilson. Also, the offense is in much better hands with Alex Smith under center.
If Washington does make the playoffs, the best teams in the conference had better be ready. The WFT is surging and with their defense, they can upset almost any team in the league.
Saints and Packers co-favorites to win the NFC
The New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers are NFC co-favorites to win the Super Bowl. The Saints and Packers have must win games from now until the end of the regular season. Only a game separates the 2-seed Saints from the 1-seed Packers.
New Orleans takes on Kansas City on Sunday. Sean Payton said Drew Brees may play. If Brees does, the Saints look good to upset the road favorites. The Packers take on the tough Panthers. Green Bay mustn’t look past Carolina or Teddy Bridgewater will make them pay.
Have a great rest of your week!
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