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Philly2Philly Gridiron NFL Picks Week 16: The Eagles Will Knock Off the Cowboys on Christmas Eve


Philly2Philly Gridrion NFL PicksYours truly led the way last week with 10 wins and had I gone with my instinct (picking the Chiefs to beat the Packers) I would have had 11 wins.

That is one game I clearly saw coming. The Chiefs have been playing solid defense, while the Packers' defense flat out stinks. Suffice it to say the Packers are the worst 13-0 team in NFL history. They rank 31st in total defense and yield 21.6 points per game.

Then again, the Patriots rank last in the NFL in total defense and now sit atop many NFL Power Rankings, including our very own Steve O's.

Now, onto surprises...the Eagles. I never saw that one coming, with the Eagles demolishing the Jets in that fashion. I picked the Eagles to lose as I have the past few weeks and they suddenly are playing like a good NFL team. Is it too late? Not necessarily. They can win out and make the playoffs with some help from the Cowboys and Giants.

I'm buying into the Birds this weekend as they face the Cowboys in Big D. The Cowboys have had trouble in the past beating the Eagles late in the season. Back in 2004 the Eagles won a defensive slugfest in the "horse collar" game when Roy Williams knocked Terrell Owens out until the Super Bowl. Remember in 2006 when Garcia beat them on Christmas? Remember in 2007 when a brutal 5-8 Eagles team headed to Dallas to take on a 12-1 Cowboys squad? They wound up shutting them down and winning 10-6. There are exceptions though. The 2009 Eagles squad lost their final game of the season and the Wildcard playoff game against the Cowboys, thus ending Donovan McNabb's career in Philly.

Look for the Eagles to pull off a huge win in Big D and keep their playoff hopes alive in what is turning out to be one of the more bizarre seasons in Eagles history.

Be sure to check out Steve O's NFL Power Rankings for Week 16!

Now, here are our Gridiron NFL Picks for Week 16:

NFL Week 16
Dennis Steve Josh Jesse
Last Week 10-6
6-10 6-10
Total 136 - 88 141 - 83 126 - 98
141 - 83
Texans - Colts
Texans Texans Texans Texans
Dolphins - Patriots
Patriots Patriots Patriots Patriots
Jaguars - Titans
Titans Titans Titans Titans
Buccaneers - Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers Panthers
Browns - Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens Ravens
Cardinals - Bengals Bengals Bengals Cardinals Bengals
Vikings - Redskins Vikings Redskins Redskins Redskins
Broncos - Bills Broncos Broncos Broncos Broncos
Rams - Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers Steelers
Raiders - Chiefs Chiefs Chiefs Raiders Raiders
Giants - Jets Jets Jets Giants Giants
Chargers - Lions Lions Chargers Chargers Chargers
Eagles - Cowboys Eagles Eagles Eagles Cowboys
49ers - Seahawks Seahawks 49ers 49ers 49ers
Bears - Packers Packers Packers Packers Packers
Falcons - Saints Saints Saints Saints Saints

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