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Which team will win NFC East?
The Philadelphia Eagles and Dallas Cowboys entered Sunday as favorites over NFC North opponents. Both lost -- first the Eagles with a 48-30 thud at the Minnesota Vikings, then the Cowboys in collapsing fashion (they led 26-3 at halftime) to the Green Bay Packers. Not good. Still, someone must win this division. The Eagles (8-6) lead the Cowboys by a game, but the two teams play each other at Dallas in Week 17, with the Cowboys having won the first meeting. Which team will come away victorious?
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Who wins NFC North? NFC East?
Now things are interesting. Actually, they already were interesting. And they remain that way, after the Chicago Bears routed the Dallas Cowboys in what seemed like an evenly matched game between two playoff-hungry teams. Not so much. This puts Chicago in a tie for NFC North supremacy with the Detroit Lions, with the Green Bay Packers just half a game behind. The Cowboys, meanwhile, must scramble to catch the Philadelphia Eagles -- now one game up -- although the two teams do meet on the final day of the season, and Dallas beat Philly in their first matchup ...
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Do you like football in the snow?
For a while, no one could score. Then, no one could make a tackle. And the game we're describing -- the Baltimore Ravens' bizarre 29-26 victory over the Minnesota Vikings -- wasn't even the snowiest game of a flurry-filled Sunday. Those conditions hit Philadelphia, where the Eagles and Detroit Lions barely could see the ball for stretches -- and rarely kicked an extra point -- during the home team's eventual 34-20 win. Are you a fan of these conditions? Do you want them to hit Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium?
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Which team will win NFC East?
Neither team had it easy, but both got the job done. On Thursday, the Dallas Cowboys erased an early two-touchdown hole against the Oakland Raiders to (temporarily) take the outright lead in the NFC East. Three days later, the Philadelphia Eagles held off a late charge by the Arizona Cardinals to win 24-21 and resume their tie atop the division. New York and Washington are still mathematically alive, but it appears the Eagles or Cowboys will take the crown. Which will it be?
One thought to belong to the Dallas Cowboys and Green Bay Packers, respectively, the NFC East and NFC North are pretty tight right now. The Philadelphia Eagles took the outright lead in the former, albeit by just a half-game as the 5-5 Cowboys remained idle. Right behind Dallas are the New York Giants, who won their fourth straight after that 0-6 start.
Among the Great Lakes teams, the first-place Detroit Lions lost at the Pittsburgh Steelers, dropping them into a tie with the Chicago Bears (victorious over the Baltimore Ravens). Those Packers, meanwhile, dropped their third in a row, continuing to struggle in the absence of Aaron Rodgers. What does the future hold for these divisions?
NFC East champ?
Will Nick Foles and the Eagles close the deal? Or do their rivals have something left?
NFC North champ?
Despite the best efforts of Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson, Detroit still could be upended.
Out of the East?
From barely reaching the playoffs to going all the way -- could Eli Manning and the Giants do it again?
Out of the North?
If Aaron Rodgers can come back healthy, and if the Packers somehow get into the playoffs, would that make them a sleeper?