Fact or Fiction: Week 14

Is this the year the Eagles return to the Super Bowl? That's one issue our experts debate heading into Week 14.

Updated: December 8, 2004, 8:23 PM ET
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Everyone has opinions about what will happen during the NFL season. And the predictions will either prove to be true or false.

So we've made four bold statements and asked our ESPN experts -- former NFL players Eric Allen and Mike Golic -- whether or not they believe the statements will eventually become fact or fiction.

On which side of the fence do they sit? Click on the links below for their answers.

The Eagles will represent the NFC in the Super Bowl
Mike Golic
Fact: We're trying to find an NFC team that can stay on the field with the Eagles. They are amazing to watch when they're clicking and they're clicking against the NFC. It's going to take an extremely bad day for this team to lose before the Super Bowl. Right now, Donovan McNabb is playing excellent football and is making all the right decisions. Even though it was apparent that he and Terrell Owens had gelled early in the season, it seems they've gotten better every week. That should scare every team in the NFC for the next couple seasons.
Eric Allen
Fact: There's no doubt this team is the best in the NFC. The Eagles have squashed every NFC opponent they've faced by at least 10 points this season. This past week's victory against the Green Bay Packers was a message to the rest of the NFC, and it was delivered harshly. This highly explosive Eagles offense makes opposing offenses one-dimensional. For instance, the Packers had the personnel to attack the Eagles' run defense, but they were down so quickly and by so much that they had to abandon the run. When teams start throwing the ball, they fall right into the hands of defensive coordinator Jim Johnson. He wants teams to throw because then he can blitz and get after opposing quarterbacks. Also, he has a defensive backfield that's playing exceptional football right now. It's going to be extremely hard for any NFC team to beat the Eagles this season.

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