New York Giants (10-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-9) (-1.5) (O/U 42.5)
A battle of two teams going in opposite directions here. New York has won 8 of the last 9 while Philadelphia has lost 8 of their last 9 games. A Giants win here will clinch at least a wildcard playoff berth. They also have an outside chance of winning the NFC East and getting the 1 seed if they win their last two games and Dallas loses it’s last two games, since they swept the Cowboys this season.
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By Brent “The Hawk” Walker
Philadelphia Eagles (4-6) at Detroit Lions (3-7)
Line: DET -2.5
As per tradition the Detroit Lions will be playing on Thanksgiving. Apparently the tradition started in 1934 and with the exception of 1939-1944 during WWII have played every Turkey Day since.
Detroit seems to have tightened up their defense as of late, holding down the Packers and Raiders in back to back games and finds themselves on a two game winning streak.
Philadelphia has not looked good all year and got shellacked 45-17 last week by an average Tampa Bay team behind poor QB play of Mark Sanchez, whom threw 3 picks and is currently playing in place of the injured Sam Bradford. Bradford is not expected to play in this game either.
Pick: Lions 23 Eagles 13
Hawk’s NFL Preview NFC East Edition, which The Dallas Cowboys, Washington Redskins, New York Giants, and Philadelphia Eagles.
Last season Dallas went 12-4 and won a playoff game for only the second time in the Tony Romo era, before losing the next round to the Packers in the years most controversial call:
Cowboys fans are back to their cocky, over confident selves again, but they have reason to be optimistic. Romo had the best year of his career, leading the league in completion percentage (69.9) and passer rating (113.2), running back DeMarco Murray led the league in rushing yards…. handily with 1845, the next highest was Le’Veon Bell at 1361, damn near 500 yards less, which is unheard of.
Oh wait, they let Murray go which means injury prone Darren McFadden, who for the most part has underachieved his entire career will most likely get the start. Him, Lance Dunbar or Joseph Randle, who aren’t exactly household names.
Pundits are quick to say that because Dallas has the best offensive line in the league, their running game will be just fine. I’m here to tell you that won’t necessarily be the case. These are significant downgrades at the position. I don’t care how good your line is you still have to have a back that has enough strength and vision to succeed. Murray had it but I don’t know about the guys on the current roster.
Other issues that will face this team will most certainly be a questionable pass defense and having a roster that is chock full of trouble makers. Aside from being notoriously immature and whiny Dez Bryant
was at one point accused of assaulting his mom
and Pro Bowl D Lineman Greg Hardy
was involved in one of the most sickening domestic abuse scandals in NFL history
. Dallas also signed Undrafted rookie OT La’el Collins,
who was projected as a first round pick before becoming a suspect in the murder of his pregnant ex girlfriend, but obviously he was not convicted
It doesn’t stop there though. LB Rolando McClain was arrested for resisting arrest, Joseph Randle was arrested twice in 4 months. Once for shoplifting and once for drug charges. He was also investigated for domestic abuse.
Unless Darren McFadden explodes this year and Dallas has one of the best counselors in the world on their staff all signs point to a down year for them. Sorry Cowboys faithful but I expect another 8-8 year.
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Seahawks are back on MNF, who does the Hawk think will prevail in Week 5 action?…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 5 Edition.
Since The Hawk started making his picks in week 2 he has a 25-16 overall record, including a 7-5 mark last week.
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Seahawks on a bye, whats the rest of the NFL up to this week?…
Welcome to The Hawk’s 2014 NFL Picks Week 4 Edition.
After am 11-4 record last week I need to keep the momentum going. Lets go for 12!
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The Hawk has already put in hard work to give you previews of all 32 NFL teams. Now he’s gonna give you some straight up wins and losses predictions…
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